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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 :: 1674 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 :: 1475 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 :: 994 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 :: 959 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 :: 984 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 :: 1212 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 :: 879 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 :: 1254 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 :: 1474 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 :: 1007 Views :: Judiciary

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

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
​Report: Hawaii Gives the Most 'Green' to Elon Musk and Al Gore
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 1334 Views :: Energy, Environment

... Hawaii earned a top of-the-class A+ for spending as much as the settlement allowed on electric vehicle charging infrastructure (Elon Musk) and electrified mass transit buses (Al Gore) ....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 1324 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Oahu population is down 12,612 from its 2016 peak....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
'Wildly irresponsible betrayal' Kishimoto Freaks Out Over UIPA Request
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 2989 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

"...On behalf of EIH, we are prepared to litigate this matter to the full extent necessary...."

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Friday, May 24, 2019
Judiciary Seeks Applicants to Discipline Wayward Lawyers
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1243 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court....

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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Ige Administration Announces Job Openings
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 1419 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals who are interested in working for state government....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DBEDT Predicts Anemic Economy for Years to Come
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1063 Views :: Economy

...DBEDT expects that Hawaii’s economy will continue the slower growth for the next few years between 1.2 and 1.4 percent....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Mandatory Abortion and Sex Change: Hawaii AG Sues Trump
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1579 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

...a Final Rule issued by the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, which seeks to expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide necessary health care on the basis of businesses’ or employees’ “religious beliefs or moral convictions....”

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States
By News Release @ 8:27 PM :: 1460 Views :: National News, Military

...Today, many citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia serve in the United States military....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
HGEA / UPW / HSTA: Opt Out Today
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 1327 Views :: Labor

...Today, state and local public employees can choose whether they want to join a union....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
HGEA: Contract Negotiations go to Arbitration
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 1072 Views :: Labor

...Unit 9 has completed their arbitration hearing. We anticipate a decision will be rendered early this summer....

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1924 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Patients at “C” hospitals on average face an 88% greater risk of avoidable death....

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Friday, May 17, 2019
Ige Appoints Aila DHHL Director
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1045 Views :: DHHL

...Aila’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
UH Regents Vote to Freeze Tuition
By News Release @ 11:41 PM :: 1459 Views :: Higher Education, Cost of Living

...the proposed schedule also includes decreases in resident and non-resident graduate school tuition rates that will increase the university’s competitiveness in attracting graduate students....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Micronesian Presidents to meet Trump at White House
By News Release @ 7:35 PM :: 1526 Views :: National News, Military

...This will be the first time all three Freely Associated States (FAS) leaders are hosted together at the White House by a United States president....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Trump Administration Copies Hawaii Pay-for-Outcomes Medical System
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 1116 Views :: Health Care

...incentivize providers to reduce hospital utilization and total cost of care by potentially significantly rewarding them through performance-based payment adjustments based on their performance....

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Thursday, May 16, 2019
America's Senior Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 1121 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Low prevalence of obesity....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 2158 Views :: Energy, Environment, Higher Education

...the idea of suing America’s energy industry for climate change-related conduct and harms has been rejected many times, including by the highest court in the land....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Petition: Support DOE Budget Transparency to Improve Public Education in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 1377 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...It remains unclear exactly how the DOE’s nearly $1.9 billion operating budget is being spent due to the complex, non-transparent nature of its budget. This is not to mention the roughly $1 billion in other expenses that make up the almost $3 billion DOE budget....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
By News Release @ 5:30 AM :: 1355 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... their reported average GPA ranks them amongst the top five smartest states in the country ... (BUT) ... Hawaii has the lowest mean ACT score on this list and the fifth lowest in the United States .... 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1444 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
HSTA Evaluates Legislative Session
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1031 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HB1070: Tenured and probationary teachers will no longer have to pay their own licensure fees....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
DHHL Planning Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 1073 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL is accepting comments regarding proposed administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes, and Rental Housing until Monday, May 13, 2019....

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Saturday, May 11, 2019
Carlos Penaloza recommended as next Leeward Community College chancellor
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 942 Views :: Higher Education

...Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton has recommended to University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner the appointment of Carlos Penaloza as the next chancellor for Leeward Community College. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2019....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Wahiawa Hospital: New Partnership Supports Mental Health Needs
By News Release @ 8:28 PM :: 1106 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

...there may be as many as 30 stabilization beds at WGH by early next year....

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Biomess: Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns PUC Approval of Hu Honua
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 1850 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment

...the PUC erred by failing to explicitly consider the reduction of GHG emissions in approving the Amended PPA, as required by statute....

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Thursday, May 09, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 8, 2019
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1026 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Weekly update from GovTrack.us ....

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Thursday, May 09, 2019
Ethics: No Union Logo on City Uniforms
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 1045 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...allowing a non-city entity's logo to be adopted as part of the official uniform would give the non-city entity preferential treatment....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
UH: 95% of our Students Tell Us They are Brainwashed
By News Release @ 4:25 AM :: 2119 Views :: Environment, Higher Education

... The vast majority of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa students, 95 percent, are concerned or very concerned about climate change ....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Ige: New Rules for EIS Process
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1764 Views :: Environment, Land Use

...Gov. Ige has set July 30, 2019 as the date he will sign the new rules for the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The new rules will take effect on Aug. 9, 2019....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Hawaii DOE Pitches '2030 Promise Plan'
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 1428 Views :: Education K-12

...a final plan will be presented to the Board of Education early next year....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The Role and Impact of Law Enforcement in Transporting Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
By News Release @ 9:21 PM :: 1655 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Approximately one-third of individuals with severe mental illness have their first contact with mental health treatment through a law enforcement encounter....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
UH Legislative Recap: Challenging yet successful session
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 1440 Views :: Higher Education

...Kalbert Young, UH vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares his analysis of the 2019 legislative session....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
OHA board approves revisions to trustee protocol allowance
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 1615 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...reduce each trustee’s allowance; limit what the funds can be used for; and establish accountability safeguards, thereby addressing the state auditor’s concerns....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
Hawaii Republican Party Convention Set for May 11
By News Release @ 12:34 PM :: 1316 Views :: Republican Party

...the following is a list of the candidates running for Party office....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Hawaii: Six Second Amendment Lawsuits
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 3188 Views :: Second Amendment

...For those that are not counting we currently have 4 lawsuits open that HIFICO (and/or its directors) are involved in directly and 2 more that we’re indirectly involved in....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 2180 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Saturday, May 04, 2019
HART Moves to Part Two of P3
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1499 Views :: Rail

...a short list of not more than 3 preferred offerors is now being asked to put together proposals that include pricing and technical details of how they plan to complete the rail project to Ala Moana Center, construct the Pearl Highlands parking garage and transit center, and operate and maintain the rail system for a period of 30 years....

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Saturday, May 04, 2019
DoH: CBD Products are Illegal, 'Adulterated'
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1785 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...warning letters have been sent to companies that have targeted vulnerable populations with false advertising....

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Friday, May 03, 2019
House Republican Caucus: Session Mostly Notable for Marijuana Legislation
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1845 Views :: Republican Party, Drugs

...2019 Legislative Session – Notable Bills....

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Friday, May 03, 2019
Two Anti-Gun Bills on Governor's Desk
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 1384 Views :: Second Amendment

...NRA-ILA will be back at the Capitol for the 2020 session....

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