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Friday, February 15, 2019
FULL TEXT: Federal Subpoena of HART Records
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 1937 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART is required to deliver documents to a Honolulu Federal Grand Jury on or before March 7, 2019 ....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2830 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture.  Former Chair Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
INRIX: Honolulu Traffic Congestion Costs $1282 per Driver
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 1140 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is the 18th-most congested city in USA....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Last Day to Register as Candidate: 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
By News Release @ 12:10 AM :: 7263 Views :: Honolulu County

...Candidate registration open through Friday, February 15, 2019....

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hawai‘i County Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 1361 Views :: Hawaii County

...The following vacancies need to be filled....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
UPDATE: FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 5805 Views :: Ethics, World News, Law Enforcement

...On February 14th, 2019 the FSM National Government was informed that the United States Government has approved the sharing of information related to this case....

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Screening Committee Selects Three KSBE Trustee Finalists
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 1598 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...three finalists to replace Kamehameha Schools Trustee Corbett Kalama whose term ends on June 30, 2019. They are:  Anton Krucky, Coralie Chun Matayoshi and Crystal Rose....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
More Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Hearings Wednesday
By News Release @ 9:42 PM :: 1011 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, February 13th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs will be hearing several anti-gun bills....

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
HB1180: $60M Lava Relief for Big Island
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1060 Views :: Hawaii County

...Not Included: HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Hearing: Should Auwahi Windfarm Be Allowed to Kill 140 Bats?
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 1940 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... the DOFAW hearing will be held at 7:00 pm on February 15, 2019 at Kula Elementary School, 5000 Kula Highway in Kula ....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Janus: UH Employee Sues HGEA
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 2941 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

...The University and HGEA refuse to allow her to resign union membership....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 2844 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Second Amendment

...The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs has arbitrarily decided to not accept testimony submitted to it via e-mail....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
PRP App Reveals Web of Political Connections
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 1616 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...After taking over the publishing of the Hawai‘i Directory of Public Officials in 2018, PRP saw an opportunity....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Public-funded Anti-gun Firearm Factoid Factory
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 1243 Views :: Second Amendment

...Following California’s lead, Hawaii lawmakers are seeking to use money gleaned from Aloha State taxpayers to fund their anti-gun propaganda efforts....

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Friday, February 08, 2019
BoE Announces Transsexual Bullying Policy--How Many HSTA Members Will be Fired?
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 2198 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Thousands of HSTA Members Could be Targeted by New Anti-Bullying Policy....

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Thursday, February 07, 2019
VA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 1543 Views :: Health Care, Military

...To share information, resources, hear feedback from customers and to answer questions on VA health care, benefits, and memorial affairs....

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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Do 'affordable housing' requirements work?
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 1949 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... Thursday, Feb. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the state Capitol, Room, 312 ....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Ethics: Rowena Akana Fined $23K--Trouble Began with OHA-Funded Scheme to Dig Up Kawaiahao Church Graveyard
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 2466 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Princess Kawananakoa believes that Kawaiaha’o church officials and construction workers dug up and disturbed the burial plot of her ancestor Queen Kapi’olani ....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearings This Thursday
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1094 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Thursday, February 7th, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs is scheduled to hear Senate Bills 556, 600, 621, and 1466....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
SOTU: "America will never be a socialist country"
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1202 Views :: National News

...President Trump’s State of the Union address as prepared for delivery and released by the White House....

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
County of Kaua‘i celebrates one year of Electronic Plan Review services
By News Release @ 12:54 AM :: 1399 Views :: Kauai County, Development

...“I commend the Building Division and its staff for implementing this system, which creates added efficiency of the plan review process and reduces costs and waste associated with building permits and development approvals,” said Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami....

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Hirokazu Toiya named Director of Emergency Management
By News Release @ 10:33 AM :: 1253 Views :: Honolulu County

...Toiya has been the acting director of the Department of Emergency Management since October of 2018, and previous served as deputy director since July 2017....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Honolulu Ranks 72nd for Fiscal Health
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 2373 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Honolulu has a Taxpayer Burden of $23,000, earning it an "F" grade....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1638 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...The terms will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
HB1191: Minimum Wage Hike Written to Exclude Public Employees
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 1992 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Under HB1191 HD1, the minimum wage for employees not receiving employer-sponsored health insurance will gradually increase until it reaches $15.00 in 2024, and $12.50 in 2024 for employees who are receiving employer-sponsored health insurance  (Editor's Note: This formula avoids re-writing State and County union contracts)....

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Saturday, February 02, 2019
Sex Harassment: New House Rules "add another layer of silence"
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 2851 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Notably, the draft policy excludes the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which rendered the Souki decision last year....

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Friday, February 01, 2019
Abortion Rich: Hawaii Planned Parenthood Buys up Mills in Indiana, Kentucky
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1225 Views :: Life

...Millions in out of state funds will attempt to influence Indiana abortion policies....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 27, 2019
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1056 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tourist Arrivals up 5.9% for 2018
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 979 Views :: Tourism

...Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent $17.82 billion in 2018, an increase of 6.8 percent compared to 2017....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Kauai Dairy Quits: "No Regulatory Path Forward"
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 2213 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

"...we were unable to find a clear regulatory path forward for this innovative and sustainable model of dairy farming...."

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
City steps up approach to control feral cat population
By News Release @ 8:06 PM :: 1351 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...The Hawaiian Humane Society’s new community cat program coordinator will work with colony caregivers and volunteers to trap, neuter and then return sterilized cats to the colonies they came from....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Ige Launches 5-Year Plan for Early Childhood Education
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1617 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...Pre-K: Who Will Control Cash Flow, Positions?....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 1:28 AM :: 811 Views :: Ethics

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. The term will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 1517 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary

...independent grand jury counsel for Hilo and Kona....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Honolulu Council Dist IV: Ige Signs Proclamation Calling for Special Election
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 1250 Views :: Honolulu County, Office of Elections

...April 13 End of All-Mail Voting for Special Election....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 1531 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control’ Report Finds Hawaii Must Do More to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
House Republicans Call on DHS to Reverse Philippine H-2 Visa Ban
By News Release @ 10:52 PM :: 1747 Views :: National News, Republican Party

..."As we speak, a special meeting is taking place at the White House asking for Hawaii to be exempted from this ban," said Rep. Gene Ward....

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Bullying, Safe Places: 2019 Keiki Caucus Package
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1777 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care

...Bills include tobacco restrictions, bullying prevention, safe places for youth....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
By News Release @ 9:35 AM :: 1896 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary

...Mr. Ozawa was able to but did not object to any justice’s participation in this case before the final decision. Mr. Ozawa also did not raise any objection to Justice Pollack’s and Justice Wilson’s participation in the 2014 election challenge....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Judicial Vacancy: Family Judge, First Circuit, Oahu
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 1230 Views :: Judiciary

...The Judicial Selection Commission is accepting applications and nominations ....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Plaintiffs to Appeal 'Gut-n-Replace' Ruling
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 1193 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

..."It legitimizes a practice born in smoke-filled rooms, out of the public's eye and is an insult to the openness we brag about in the Hawaii State Legislature."....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Felony Tax Violations: Honolulu DUI Attorney Pleads Guilty
By News Release @ 4:13 PM :: 1579 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...Noah Fiddler's sentencing is scheduled for May 2, 2019....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
HDOT: Uber/Lyft Eligible to Begin Sister Isle Airport Pickups
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 1206 Views :: Small Business

...ride share pick up locations at Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kapalua Airport (JHM) have been established by HDOT....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
​Full Text: State of the Judiciary Speech -- 2019
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 1793 Views :: First Amendment, Judiciary

...Under our constitution, the Judiciary is sometimes called upon to protect the rights of those whose views may be unpopular....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
OHA: Authorities Should Take Atooi Threats Seriously
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 2987 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...OHA continues to work with various law enforcement entities...."

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Finance Committee Passes Base Budget
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1130 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The ultimate goal of performance-based budgeting is to have every state agency justify discretionary funds they receive for each two-year budget cycle. Eventually, zero-based budgeting will analyze the entire budget of programs....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Small Business Poll: 88% Say 'No' to Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 1680 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii employers have the added expense of complying with the state’s Prepaid Healthcare Act, which should be considered when examining the minimum wage....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
By News Release @ 5:10 PM :: 1651 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...Four-month extension lasting until mid-May....

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Bipartisan Women's Legislative Caucus Elects Leadership for 2019
By News Release @ 10:59 PM :: 1126 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...co-conveners for 2019 Senators Rosalyn H. Baker and Laura H. Thielen and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama....

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Full Text: Ige's State of the State Address
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 1102 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...The state of the State of Hawaii is sound...."

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