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Friday, April 21, 2017
HTA: Without TVRs Hawaii Would Lose 15% of Tourists
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 3502 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

HTA commentary about House Bill 1471 and Senate Bill 704, as they relate to transient accommodations....

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Friday, April 21, 2017
Are Enviros Finally Ready to Accept Fish Farming?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:25 AM :: 5530 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...some environmentalists are saying open-ocean aquaculture deserves a fresh look....

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Friday, April 07, 2017
HB1022: $10M for Latest Honolulu Airport Mess
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 3486 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

“Settling these claims now spares all parties years of litigation and lets HDOT use existing project monies to pay subs for the work that was done,” said Doug Chin....

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Sunday, April 02, 2017
Carnival Cancelled Thanks to OHA Money Grab?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 5249 Views :: Maui County, OHA, Small Business

“A little over half of this increase is attributable to State wharfage charges"

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
OHA issues two more business loans
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 3263 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...two Hua Kanu business loans, totaling $450,000, to Reliant Trucking Inc. and Goldwings Supply Service Inc....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Feds to Reopen Papahanaumokuakea to Fishing?
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 5415 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...request that the President remove fishing prohibitions within the Marine National Monuments in the U.S. Pacific Islands....

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
American Samoa Rep Calls on Trump to Undo Fishing Bans in Obama Tuna Monuments
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 2728 Views :: Small Business

The panel overwhelmingly objected to the lack of local input, transparency and scientific scrutiny in the marine monument designation process....

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Monday, March 06, 2017
Congress Repeals Obama’s Blacklist of Federal Contractors
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 3309 Views :: Labor, Small Business

This measure, the so-called Fair Pay and Safety Workplaces rule, would have allowed government officials to debar, or blacklist, construction companies from bidding on federal projects based on the mere allegation of labor law violations without any due process....

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Monday, March 06, 2017
NOAA: How are Coral Reef Fish Doing in Hawaii?
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 3842 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...this assessment generates management options for a range of overfishing risk levels....

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Ethics: DLNR Harbor Agent Grabs for Payoff Beyond $200 Allowed Under Law
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 3725 Views :: Ethics, Small Business

...More DOBOR Corruption from Sunny Kailua Kona....

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Monday, February 27, 2017
DCCA Chases Bitcoin Provider out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 3733 Views :: Small Business

Bitcoin Shutdown related to Hawaii Marijuana Dispensaries Tax Evasion System?....

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
62% Hike in Minimum Wage Hike Will Hit Consumers, Small Business Hard
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:58 AM :: 4249 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

SB107 would raise the minimum wage 62% from $9.25 / hour ....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:17 PM :: 3408 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...if the minimum wage was increased, many grocery stores today would simply replace workers with automated tablets....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Economic Impact of Immigration by State—Hawaii 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 AM :: 3005 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Highest Percentage of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-Owned Businesses Rank -- 3rd....

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Anti-Fishing Lies Exposed: Attorney General Releases Point by Point Debunk of Kaniela Ing
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 5042 Views :: Environment, Labor, Small Business

...Must read: AG responds to 9 questions from Ing.  Short version of responses: “No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No.”....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
UH Law Review Sharing Economy Symposium
By Robert Thomas @ 3:34 AM :: 3370 Views :: Small Business

...the University of Hawaii Law Review is devoting one of its issues to a symposium on issues related to the sharing economy....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Recycling Company Cited for Water Pollution
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 4111 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

The company had also placed discarded materials and equipment in a drainage ditch that is recognized as a state water body and protected by state and federal regulations....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
FSMA: Unknown Regulatory Threat Leaves Agriculture in Limbo
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 PM :: 3331 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business
“The little guy gets squeezed out.”
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Lost Jobs: Obamacare Impact on Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 3823 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

How many lost jobs, shuttered businesses and lost earnings in Hawaii? ....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii Dead Last for Pass-Thru Businesses
By Tax Foundation @ 8:36 PM :: 3201 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

In 49 out of 50 states, pass-through businesses employ over 50 percent of the private workforce. The one exception is Hawaii....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Legislative Changes to Ensure Brokerage Compliance?
By News Release @ 10:42 AM :: 2388 Views :: Small Business

In August 2016, Oahu brokerage and property management firm Re/Max Kai Lani abruptly shut their doors, disconnected their phones, and took down their website....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 2:08 AM :: 4174 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

Last year nearly one in three U.S. travelers stayed in home-based accommodation units compared to one in ten in 2011....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
By Michael Hansen @ 1:18 AM :: 5739 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first two wharfage increases of 17% and 15% on February 1st and October 1st respectively will result in a 34.5% increase in 2017 on a compound basis....

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Monday, January 02, 2017
Legislative Agenda: Small Business on Defense (Again)
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 3409 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

The 28th Hawaii State Legislature ended on May 5, 2016, with some important victories for small business. The 29th session commences Jan. 18, 2017....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Hawaii Gets Small Business Waiver–First in the Nation to Escape Obamacare
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 3697 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

“This action acknowledges the success of the state’s Prepaid Health Care Act in providing insurance to a majority of Hawaiʻi’s residents...."

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Friday, December 30, 2016
Minimum Wage $9.25 Effective January 1, 2017
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 3916 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

The next scheduled raise is Jan. 1, 2018 when it will increase to $10.10....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
$500K: OHA's Giant Cookie Loan
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3905 Views :: OHA, Small Business

Earlier this year, OHA issued a $236,000 business loan to Mahealani Strong to support the growth of her insurance brokerage company, I A Maui Associates....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Downtown Café Serves Crooked Politicians -- but not Trump Voters
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 AM :: 5663 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

... they let Nestor Garcia eat there ....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Ride-Sharing bill becomes Law Without Caldwell Signature
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 3471 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business
He also stated his belief that “private transportation companies should be able to operate with less government regulation going forward.”
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Friday, December 16, 2016
WESPAC to Obama: Tuna Monuments Destroy Jobs
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 4283 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Papahanuamokueakea MNM may account for a potential loss of about 2.5 million pounds per year of tuna and other pelagic species and affect more than 100 jobs....

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Monday, December 12, 2016
OHA Fishing for Money from Fishermen?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 5070 Views :: OHA, Small Business, Taxes

OHA may be able to pick boaters’ pockets, but it turns out shore-bound fishermen are protected....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
‘Sharing’ the American Dream
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:07 PM :: 2567 Views :: Small Business

The term "shared economy" tends to bring to mind app-based services like Uber, Lyft, or Airbnb. But that's only one facet....

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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hawaii's Aquarium Fishery: Regulated, Valuable, Sustainable
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 4612 Views :: Environment, Small Business

It is the most intensively managed of all fisheries in the State....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Health Department Sets Public Hearings on Changes to Food Safety Code
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 3996 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...public hearings on Hawaii Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai from Dec. 5-9, 2016....

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Public Hearing on Uber/Lyft rules November 21
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 3412 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Mission Memorial Building hearings room....

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Fishing Groups Question Legality of Antiquities Act in Monument Designation
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 3525 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...President's use of the Antiquities Act to declare new marine monuments in the United States' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is "an illegal and illegitimate use of presidential authority."....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Judge Posner: Cab Companies Were Chumps To Rely On Govt Monopoly to Protect Them From Competition
By Robert Thomas @ 3:37 AM :: 3291 Views :: Small Business

...holdovers from the legacy economy -- the owners of city-issued taxi medallions and permits -- did not have their property taken when the city allowed ridesharing services to operate....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Does Hawaii Need a "Property Ownership Fairness Act"
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:41 AM :: 3681 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

In Hawaii, this can be seen most starkly with the advent of the "shared" economy....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
DBEDT Launches Small Business Regulatory Review
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 2960 Views :: Small Business

Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) announces the newly created “Regulatory Review Card.”....

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Friday, October 14, 2016
DLNR: Fishing Fleet Labor Law not our Kuleana
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 3703 Views :: Labor, Small Business
“The petition’s amendments appear to focus on labor issues that are not part of DLNR’s jurisdiction.”
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Friday, October 14, 2016
Am Samoa Tuna Canneries Shutting--Again
By News Release @ 3:51 PM :: 3617 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Due to a complex series of factors, including a long history of poorly thought out and misguided government policies, we find ourselves at a crossroads....

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Hawaii Department of Transportation to study isle ferry services
By Michael Hansen @ 10:03 PM :: 2844 Views :: Small Business

...a feasibility study of various intra-island and interisland ferry services....

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 3715 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...in Hawaii, the top challenge that entrepreneurs face is high costs, as this state has the highest cost of living in the U.S....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 5010 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

81.7% Regional Growth in Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices and Employment of Physicians....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Fishing Industry to Enforce Good Labor Practices
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 3440 Views :: Labor, Small Business

On the day the AP report was published, a Task Force was formed made up of influential vessel owners, suppliers, the Honolulu Fish Auction and the Hawaii Seafood Council to begin to assess the problem and work on solutions to protect the welfare of the crewmen....

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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Papahanaumokuakea: The race for vast remote ‘marine protected areas’ may be a diversion
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 4030 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will be as big as France, Spain and Germany combined ....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Victory: NOAA removes humpback from endangered list
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 3326 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...But Humpbacks are still protected against the murderous onslaught of anti-Superferry whale watching boats....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Why Don’t We Even Look at the Regulation?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2606 Views :: Small Business
“...Hawaii Regulatory Licensing Reform Act....”
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Supreme Court to hear Hanalei Boatyard Case
By Robert Thomas @ 12:29 AM :: 4676 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, Small Business

...the County of Kauai is condemning several Hanalei-area parcels to expand an adjacent public beach park....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Honolulu adds hurdles for military families driving for Uber, Lyft
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 3589 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...in a state that is consistently ranked the worst place in America to make a living, the government decided to make getting a job even more challenging....

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