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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 1558 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Guam Congressional Delegate Investigated: Forgery, Bribery, Mistress on Staff
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 1600 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...The House Ethics Committee has begun an investigation....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Red Hill: EPA, DoH want to Hear from You
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 1250 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...public meetings Nov 19 and Dec 2....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Kauai: Welfare Checks Going 100% Electronic
By News Release @ 6:57 AM :: 905 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...On Tuesday, Oct. 29, WIC will launch on Kaua‘i eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer card, which is used like a debit card and replaces paper checks....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
More Hawaii residents hold a college degree
By News Release @ 6:53 AM :: 980 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Enviros Salivate as WESPAC Selected for Audit
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 1242 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business

...Office of Inspector General has selected the NOAA’s Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund grants awarded to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for an audit....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Blocks 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding: Caldwell Allows Bill 37 to Become Law
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 1640 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...In the period between now and when Bill 37 becomes effective, the mayor will work with interested parties to rectify the issues concerning this bill....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
RFP: Ala Wai Boat Harbor Development Scheme Comes Back with Big Fat Zero
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 1336 Views :: Development, OHA, Tourism
...Two proposals were received for the development of parcels of land at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on O’ahu. After review, neither of the proposals was selected....
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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lawsuit: HPD Gun Registration and Licensing Procedures Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 1697 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...state laws requiring the transportation of a firearm to the police station to register it have already been ruled on by the D.C. Circuit Court and were found unconstitutional.  We expect the same to be found in this situation....

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Week 10: 428 Tickets, 4 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 1132 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total for 10-weeks: 5,461 citations issued and 51 persons arrested for 84 offenses....   

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 1153 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 2084 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

... Its hard being a tweeker ....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Attorney's Law License Suspended
By News Release @ 6:51 AM :: 2360 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Gun pointed at police during shooting was registered to Ebersole's attorney....

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Monday, October 21, 2019
Hawaii Legislature Hiring for 2020 Session
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 1004 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State House and Senate....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Ige Approval Rate Drops to 36%
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1431 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

...Ige's approval rate ranks 48th among US governors....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Judicial Appointments Announced--One Remains Open
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 907 Views :: Judiciary

...Notice of Extended Deadline for Applications for Judicial Position – District Family Judge, Fifth Circuit....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 1080 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Kia'i Chicken? No Response to Telescope Panel Invite
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 1925 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Kyukendall 101, UH Manoa Campus, Friday Oct 18, 2:30 pm....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
National Council on Disability Rips Hawaii Assisted Suicide Law
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 3193 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Hawaii and California 'confidentiality' provisions 'extremely dangerous'....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Hawaii Vape Retailers Oppose Proposed E-Cigarette, Store-Bought, Nicotine Flavor Ban
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 3103 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Currently, the minimum age to purchase nicotine vapor products in Hawaii is 21....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
OHA Backs out of Tree-Planting Scheme
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 1307 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA

...Our experts estimated that the survival rate of the trees would be just 10 percent....

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Nine Weeks on the Mauna: 48 Arrests, 5,033 Tickets
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 1064 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 9-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 5033 citations issued and 48 persons arrested for 80 offenses.... 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
UH Regents Plan: Lets Close Down Some Perfectly Good Telescopes
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 1765 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Obviously this is a negotiating position. OHA is demanding decommissioning but wants rent money.  UH offers decommissioning but no money.  Now they have to trade to settle....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
First 'Ohana Zone' Homeless Shelter opens in Hilo
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 1056 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness

...There are 25 emergency shelter beds available in the initial phase. At full operation, the shelter will provide 50 emergency shelter beds for single men....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
COFA: Hawaii Wants Feds to Pay for Welfare
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 1198 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...In 1996, under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Welfare Reform Act), COFA migrants living and working legally in the United States under the Compacts were deemed ineligible for most federal public benefits. Hawaii, as a U.S. port of entry in the Pacific, has directly borne the cost of public services related to migration under the Compacts....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1442 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: Lowest Percentage of Young Business Owners
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1026 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hawaii had the lowest percentage of Millennial-owned businesses -- 3.65%....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Ige Names Three to BLNR
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1212 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...Vernon Char, Wesley “Kaiwi” Yoon, Christopher Yuen....

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Fascist UH Admin Cuts Free WiFi to Telescope Protesters
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1324 Views :: Higher Education

"...it feels like they're trying to smoke us out, that they're trying to slightly force us into leaving this building...."

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Friday, October 11, 2019
HECO Rolling Blackouts Possible Due to Failure of Wind, Solar
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 1708 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...The heat and high humidity are driving increased demand for air conditioning at the same time overcast skies are diminishing solar output and wind resources are minimal....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
UH enrollment drops another 2%
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 1120 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Nine of the 10 UH campuses saw reductions in enrollment....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Brig. Gen Hara Appointed Adjutant General
By News Release @ 8:22 PM :: 1084 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Ige has appointed Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Hara to be the Adjutant General for the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Defense effective Dec. 6, 2019. He replaces Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe” Logan who will be retiring....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancies – First Circuit Court -- Circuit Judge, District Judge, Family Court Judge
By News Release @ 7:39 PM :: 1159 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations to fill the following anticipated judicial vacancies in the State of Hawaii....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Mauna Kea Speedtrap: Total 4,632 Tickets, 46 Arrests
By News Release @ 10:49 AM :: 1196 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total of the 8-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 4,632 citations issued and 46 persons arrested for 74 offenses....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Open Letter from astronomy student Naea Stevens
By News Release @ 5:38 AM :: 1413 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

..."I invite my fellow kanaka who support TMT to join me in trying to reach for the stars."....

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Caldwell Jets off to Europe for Some Climate Change Make-Believe
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 1410 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...eight U.S. Mayors joined Mike Bloomberg to release the American Cities Climate Challenge Climate Action Playbook, a strategic guide to accelerate and deepen climate action in cities....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Robotics League Expands into Micronesian Island of Kosrae
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 924 Views :: Education K-12

...High school students on the tiny Micronesian island of Kosrae will be building, programming and competing their own advanced robots for the first time....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
UH Regents to Discuss Maunakea Rules at UH Hilo
By News Release @ 1:21 AM :: 1533 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The location of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents decision-making meeting on the proposed administrative rules for UH managed lands on Maunakea, scheduled for November 6, has been moved to the UH Hilo campus....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
First Hawaiian Homelands Leases Near 99-Year Mark
By News Release @ 1:12 AM :: 1305 Views :: DHHL

...lessees who are interested in extending their 99-year leases for an additional 100 years can do so via request through DHHL and with approval of the Hawaiian Homes Commission....

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Monday, October 07, 2019
Housing Cost Puts Hawaii Among States With Worst Pay
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...we calculated how many hours at the median hourly wage it took to afford the median one-bedroom apartment in each state....
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Monday, October 07, 2019
DoH public health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 1244 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...If you are an adult using vaping devices to kick a cigarette habit, do not return to smoking cigarettes....

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Monday, October 07, 2019
Ige Heralded for 'Worst Policy Proposals' of 2019
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 1449 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within....

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Saturday, October 05, 2019
VIDEO: Imua TMT Panel Discussion at Capitol
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 2081 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Mayor Harry Kim’s TMT plan offers nothing new, supporter says....

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Saturday, October 05, 2019
Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1837 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Mauna Kea: 591 Tickets, Six Arrests
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 1260 Views :: Honolulu County, Police

...The combined total for 7-weeks stands at 4092 citations issued and 43 persons arrested for 71 offenses....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Energy Efficiency: Hawaii Ranks 16th
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1210 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii improved 2.5 points, thanks in part to a new law that sets efficiency standards for products not covered at the federal level, including computers, faucets, and showerheads....

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Thursday, October 03, 2019
​City completes installation of 53,000 streetlights to energy-saving LEDs
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 1381 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy

...Hawaii Energy presents $1.9 million rebate check....

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Thursday, October 03, 2019
Hawaii is one of three states that allows schools to deny students access to school lunches due to unpaid meal debt
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 1319 Views :: Education K-12

...Many schools struggle to determine what actions to take when students cannot pay for school meals....

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Nowhere to Hide: Hawaii County Forced to Stop Pretending to 'Recycle' Paper, Plastic
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1720 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

...As of October 16, 2019, paper and plastics will not be accepted because there are no longer any 3rd world countries willing to let us throw this stuff in their landfills....

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Poll: Gabbard Crushes Kahele 48% to 26%
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 2718 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

...60% of primary voters think Gabbard should drop out of the Presidential race, compared to only 28% who think she should continue....

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