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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Ige Appoints New Budget and Finance Director
By News Release @ 9:59 AM :: 835 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Neal Miyahira starts as Budget and Finance director on July 1. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
By News Release @ 3:40 AM :: 1451 Views :: National News, Ethics, Law Enforcement

...Wagdy A. Guirguis was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1117 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Tourism: Spending Down--Arrivals Up (again)
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 751 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... average daily visitor spending was down 4.2% -- Total visitor arrivals increased 4.6 percent to 841,376 ....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Financial Disclosures: Ethics Commission Releases Five Page List of Late Filers
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 856 Views :: Ethics

...approximately 1,900 state officials are required to file a financial disclosure statement by May 31 each year.  More than 91% of filers were on time....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Ige: Intent to Veto 20 Bills--Including AirBnB Tax
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 1613 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 20 measures....

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Monday, June 24, 2019
Microbiologists Complain -- Not Getting Enough Global Warming Grant Money
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1271 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

...if you warmers don't pay us, we will blow the top off this scam....

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 1210 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Out of Reach documents the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing....

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Saturday, June 22, 2019
The average Hawaii household forks over more than $10,000 a year for food
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 1117 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu residents spend the 2nd-most for food, 3rd-most as a percentage of income....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 945 Views :: OHA

...The OHA Board today appointed OHA Chief Operating Officer Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s interim chief executive officer (CEO) until a new CEO is hired....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
OHA Majority Targets Trustee Akina
By News Release @ 6:41 PM :: 1648 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the OHA Board has targeted him for his efforts to achieve greater transparency and accountability at OHA....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 1195 Views :: National News, Military

...The new hearing has been confirmed for the 3rd week of July....

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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
By News Release @ 6:05 PM :: 1801 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... So that construction of the telescope can begin safely, four unauthorized structures were removed from Mauna Kea earlier this morning by multiple state agencies .... 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
By News Release @ 10:41 PM :: 1015 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary

"...the original intent of the program was to increase school attendance rates, which the program did...."

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii State Veterans Summit
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 738 Views :: Military

... Complete Summit schedule ....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hawaii 3rd Most Dangerous for Older Pedestrians
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 752 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Between 2008-2017, Hawaii adults over 50 were 2.6 times as likely to be struck and killed while walking compared to people under 50….

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Monday, June 17, 2019
Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 1310 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...conditions have shown little to no improvements in more recent years, with the state’s rank for this domain slipping from 30 in 2018 to 34 in 2019....

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Conservatives Rank Hawaii CongDel: Schatz Hits 14%
By News Release @ 8:37 PM :: 1042 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...The guide ranks members of Congress based upon their commitment to conservative principles as demonstrated by their voting records in the 2018 session of Congress....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
15 Seconds of Terror--Near Repeat of Sacred Falls Tragedy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1199 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tourism

...“15-seconds of terror,” is how a trespassing Honolulu hiker describes his near miss with a rock-fall incident at the closed Sacred Falls State Park on King Kamehameha Day....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Ige Signs 64 Bills Into Law
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1231 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Gov. David Ige signed the following bills on June 7, 2019. Legislative leadership has been notified....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hawaii #2 for Suicide: Drug, Alcohol Deaths up
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 1507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Suicide deaths rose to the second-highest rate in the country at 15.2 per 100,000 in 2017, the latest data available, from 8.2 per 100,000 in 2005, while alcohol deaths climbed to 5.8 from 3.5 and drug poisonings increased to 13.8 from 9.4....

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Sunday, June 09, 2019
Warmers: $23B Homes to be Destroyed in Urban Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1746 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

... meanwhile the State and City keep building Rail in the alleged inundation zone .... 

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Sunday, June 09, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2019
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 914 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly Update from GovTrack.us ....

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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: Proposed Mauna Kea Rules Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 1322 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, OHA

...proposed rules as they may infringe upon the constitutional rights of individuals seeking to access Mauna Kea....

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Saturday, June 08, 2019
ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1071 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Documents filed yesterday in federal court by the ACLU of Hawai‘i reveal that DOE has simply been waiting for two female high school athletes to graduate, hoping the mere fact of their graduation will prevent the girls from being able to proceed with their gender discrimination lawsuit....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 1227 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...Study concludes that ratepayers are being gouged to the greatest possible degree and no other system could gouge us more effectively without us noticing....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 2052 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 1512 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...373 people who were considered homeless at the time of their deaths have died on O‘ahu from 2014 through 2018....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1289 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...91 percent of Honolulu’s Housing First clients came into the program as chronically homeless, and over 60 percent came directly from living on the streets....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1027 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...based on several criteria, including crime rates, air quality, housing affordability, entertainment offerings, cultural diversity, and economic vitality....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 1191 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Hawaii 39.7% of free-lunch eligible students participate in free breakfast program – 2nd lowest in USA....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
OHA Distributes $6M Grant Money
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 1325 Views :: OHA

...OHA Board of Trustees approves $6 million for community grants....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Feds Identify Hawaii's Six Worst Nursing Homes
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 1979 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... identified as having a “persistent record of poor care” ....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 987 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....

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Saturday, June 01, 2019
Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 1409 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...work with Dr. Troy Hutchings to make the Model Code of Ethics for Educators 'appropriate for Hawaii'....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
HTA: Tourist Arrivals Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 883 Views :: Tourism

...average daily visitor spending was down -9.2%, total visitor arrivals rose 6.6 percent to 856,250 visitors in April....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
First Dialysis Center Coming to Micronesia?
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 976 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...Request for Proposals: Pohnpei State Hemodialysis Project....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bipartisan Effort Urging DHS Action on REAL ID for COFA Migrants
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1407 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Law Enforcement

...“When my legislation became law, it should have solved this issue and allowed FAS citizens to obtain REAL ID compliant identification.  However, recent guidance put into place by the Department of Homeland Security has imposed additional burdens on these citizens."  -- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
VA Pacific Islands launching new community care options
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 1412 Views :: Health Care, Military

...this would apply to Veterans living in Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
List of Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 1013 Views :: Honolulu County

...an updated list of Neighborhood Board vacancies as of May 29, 2019....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Asked Neighborhood Boards to Campaign Against HSTA Property Tax
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1654 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Ethics, Labor

...The Official requested...all 33 Neighborhood Board chairs...place the ballot issue  ...on their board’s monthly agenda between September 15 and October 15, 2018, so that a certain political action committee “and others” could publicly discuss this topic prior to the election....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ethics: City Employee ‘Likes’ Tommy Waters on City Time
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 1464 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...the Commission reviewed the totality of the circumstances and also confirmed the conduct as de minimis, dismissed the complaint, and did not impose a civil fine on Official....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
OHA seeks community input on its upcoming biennium budget
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 985 Views :: OHA

...The comment period will close June 5....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
OHA approves $100,000 in event grants
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 951 Views :: OHA

...22 community events that will receive a total of $100,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program....

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Thursday, May 30, 2019
​Lawsuit Launched to Protect Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 979 Views :: Environment

... enviros allege there is a 36% decline in Cauiflower Coral populations ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
No Ethics Conclusion: OK to Solicit State Employees to Support Espinda?
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1201 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

...State Makes No Conclusion On Whether DPS Deputy Director Violated Ethics Code....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 26, 2019
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 871 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Votes and Bills Introduced for week ending May 26, 2019....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Patient Dumping Alleged at Adult Care Home
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 1242 Views :: Health Care

...Medicaid care homes are allowed no more than two patients, however, if in the discretion of the health department such a Medicaid care home is allowed a third patient, such a patient MUST be a Medicaid patient....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
NPS: Eruption Cut Volcanoes National Park Traffic 45%
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 1457 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...“It’s not surprising to see a decrease in visitor spending during 2018 since most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was closed for 134 days due to unsafe and unpredictable volcanic activity”....

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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Judicial Vacancy 3rd Circuit
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 1000 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancy ....

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