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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 553 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Thought Control: UH Manoa 'Truth' Commission gets National Spotlight
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 610 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...we...have to have plans for healing and creating transformed futures; futures without (those we deem to be racist) ....

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Monday, September 7, 2020
Cult Expelled from Kauai--Flees to Colorado after failed attempt to establish base on Maui
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 2224 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Tourism, COVID-19

...Carlson, Castillo and Lamboy were contacted at the Kahului airport by Officers of the Maui Police Department.  While filling out their travel forms, screeners discovered they had reservations at a non-approved location....

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Saturday, September 5, 2020
Maui News workers seek to prevent outsourcing of community coverage
By News Release @ 6:26 PM :: 478 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Labor

...Ogden Newspapers is seeking the ability to have Mainland workers edit stories and design the pages....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Censorship: UH Admin on the Hunt for Student Authors of 'Offensive' George Floyd Video
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 959 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...we will ...uh... exclude these videographers, whoever they are, in the name of  ..uh... inclusivity....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Is Politics an "Essential Activity?"
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 870 Views :: First Amendment, Republican Party, COVID-19

...The petition that was sent to the Governor of Hawaii, and to the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and has gone unanswered....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
KITV Sells for $30M
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 821 Views :: First Amendment

...$30 Million Purchase of Honolulu ABC Network Affiliate (KITV-ABC 4) from SJL Broadcasting is 16th Station Purchase for Allen's 'Allen Media Broadcasting' Division....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
VIDEO: Mazie Hirono walks out of Senate Portland Antifa Hearing
By Video @ 4:42 AM :: 2368 Views :: Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...Senator Ted Cruz invites Senator Mazie Hirono to say 'one negative thing' about Antifa....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Free Speech? UH Manoa Policy Encourages Abuse
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 790 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...University of Hawaii at Manoa has been given the speech code rating Yellow....

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Free Speech? UH Hilo policy encourages abuse
By News Release @ 11:47 PM :: 599 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application....

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:12 AM :: 792 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Friday July 10, 2020 Adjournment Sine Die....

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Yes, we are different from Minneapolis; our police misdeeds are kept secret
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:37 PM :: 961 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Police

...The intense secrecy that has come to characterize the Honolulu Police Department....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:50 PM :: 806 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

...The legislature reconvened on June 22, 2020 and will end on July 10, 2020. Here's a snapshot of some of the things that happened this week....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Former Governors Urge Alternatives to Star-Adv Layoffs
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 1040 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Given the dramatic drop in advertising revenue, Star-Advertiser journalists are ready to do their part to keep the newspaper solvent....

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Feds: Civil Beat Publisher's Security Detail Sends Pig's Head to Media Critic
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2092 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

...anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody pig mask – and conducting covert surveillance of the victims....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
List of Staff Being Laid off by Star-Advertiser
By Selected News Articles @ 5:18 PM :: 5613 Views :: First Amendment

...29 staff members at the Star-Advertiser, the largest newspaper in the state, are losing their jobs at the end of the month....

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Sunday, June 7, 2020
BLM Protesters Leave Signs at Hawaii GOP HQ
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 1599 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Republican Party

"...Hundreds of the marchers today in the Black Lives Matter rally in Honolulu chose to leave their signs at the doorstep of the Hawaii Republican Party...."

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Kym Pine: ANTIFA Agitator Photos not Credible
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 7:09 PM :: 1404 Views :: First Amendment, Police

...Pine today addressed rumors that professional agitators have arrived in the islands to stir up trouble at peaceful protests being staged to honor George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement....

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
US Supreme Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 947 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Chief Justice John Roberts wrote a short opinion to express his agreement with (and to explain) the denial of the church’s request....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
With Campaign Over, Gabbard Drops Suit Against Clinton
By Court House News @ 5:53 PM :: 927 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment

...“This was a publicity stunt through and through, and this filing makes that clear,” Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, told CNN Wednesday....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
Pandemic no excuse for government hostility to sunshine laws
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 PM :: 1795 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, COVID-19

..."This time of emergency does not justify government secrecy. The Resort is certainly not entitled to have their permits fast-tracked behind closed doors while public gatherings are banned and also excluding the press."....

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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Caldwell provides re-opening requirements for Oʻahu churches and restaurants
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 1454 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion, Small Business, COVID-19

...Mayor Caldwell provides guidelines for resuming in-person spiritual services....

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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Mayor Authorizes Drive-in Church Services
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 9:21 PM :: 842 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Caldwell's 11th order on the COVID virus authorizes drive-in church services on Oahu starting May 15th....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Honolulu Reopens Churches, Athletic Fields
By News Release @ 7:57 PM :: 773 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, COVID-19

...starting Friday, May 15, outdoor sport fields and courts will be open for one-on-one sports or exercise with limitations, as well as drive-in services (e.g., spiritual/religious services) that follow specific guidelines....

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Friday, May 1, 2020
Police Arrest 3 at 'Reopen Hawaii' Protest
By News Release @ 8:46 PM :: 3083 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

... More than 100 gathered at the state Capitol on Friday to protest emergency stay-at-home orders ....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Memo: U.S. Attorneys to be on ‘Lookout’ for Civil Liberties Violations Amidst Coronavirus Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 AM :: 1066 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...The memorandum titled “Balancing Public Safety with the Preservation of Civil Rights” asks U.S. attorneys to be on the “lookout” for abuses of powers from government officials....

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
VIDEO: Police Ticket Mayoral Candidate for Videotaping Ala Moana Trees Being Cut Down
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 2556 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, COVID-19

...Six police cars swoop in on Honolulu Mayoral candidate Choon James, Monday, April 27, 2020, as she attempts to video the destruction of Monkeypod trees being cut down during repaving of the Ala Moana/Magic Island parking lot....

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Democracy in peril: Upholding government transparency during a crisis
By Video @ 5:52 AM :: 968 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

...Was it really necessary to suspend those laws to help fight the coronavirus? What can be done to restore government transparency and accountability in Hawaii?....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
US DOJ Defends Drive-In Church Against COVID Shutdown
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 1046 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, COVID-19

...April 11, 2020,  Maui Mayor Michael Victorino rescinds exemption for King’s Cathedral’s drive-thru Easter service....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Civil liberties in the age of the coronavirus
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:00 PM :: 1134 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...Jeff Portnoy, a First Amendment attorney who frequently represents the media, calls Governor Ige's recent Coronovirus proclamations “over-broad,” and “kind of like martial law.”....

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Friday, April 10, 2020
No Limits on Lockdowns?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:53 PM :: 1181 Views :: First Amendment, COVID-19

...if you’ve been wondering when the restrictions will end, you’re not alone....

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Safety Dance: Are There Limits To Lockdowns?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:42 AM :: 1005 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business, COVID-19

...Join us next Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 12 noon Hawaii Time for a free webinar sponsored by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, "Safety vs. Freedom: Are There Limits to Lockdowns?"....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Telescope: Hawaii State Supreme Court Affirmed Sacred Beliefs Not Applicable
By News Release @ 8:11 PM :: 1584 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Petitioners and Opposing Intervenors claim broadly that their beliefs should give them veto power over any proposes land use on Mauna Kea. The law does not support that view...."

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ige Statewide 'Stay at Home' Order Thru April 30
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1279 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Media personnel are amongst the exempted 'Essential Businesses'....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:41 PM :: 1018 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Legislative Crossing: Bills Start Over Again in the Opposite Chamber....

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Legislature launches YouTube live streams of hearings and floor sessions
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 815 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...hearing and floor session videos have been and continue to be archived, unedited....

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:07 AM :: 1129 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...some of the bills we have been tracking are dead....

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Sunday, February 23, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:50 AM :: 1146 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...1st Decking: One Week Away--Good and Bad Bills on the Move....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:18 PM :: 924 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Assisted Suicide: 3 modified safeguards now only 2....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
HB1153: Remote Testimony for Legislature?
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 915 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...establishing a remote legislative access program that would allow individuals to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings....

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:09 PM :: 1337 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Safe Haven for Newborns Passes First Committee....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:28 PM :: 1559 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Gambling, Life

...January 23rd - Bill Introduction Cutoff Last day for a bill to be filed with the House or Senate Clerk....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
Hawaii Family Advocates 2020 Public Policy Priorities
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 10:30 PM :: 1504 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

...Hawaii Family Advocates intends to monitor the Hawaii Legislature and testify and otherwise weigh in on bills....

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
OIP Strips Back OHA Censorship
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 2178 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...OIP deconstructs OHA insiders’ latest gambit in their flagging attempt to silence dissident Trustee Keli’i Akina....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Witch Hunt: UH Manoa seeking nominations for commission to address racism and bias on campus
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 2137 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...to reflect on how we have responded as a community to challenging and sometimes polarizing issues, including but not limited to TMT...."

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Friday, December 6, 2019
OIP: OHA’s PIG is a Dead Duck
By Andrew Walden @ 11:58 PM :: 2616 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...Responding to questions about OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado’s imaginary “OIP Opinion”....

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Saturday, November 30, 2019
OHA Policy Should Not Discourage Trustees from Speaking Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:35 PM :: 1700 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...On November 12, the editors of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser urged OHA to scrap its 'one voice’ policy....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Birth Control: 9th Circuit Refuses to Recognize Religious Objectors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 AM :: 2806 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life, Religion

...the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld an injunction barring enforcement of rules that let employers opt out of covering birth control on religious and moral grounds....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Telescope Protesters Lead 'Two Minute Hate'
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 PM :: 2609 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“In the future, everybody will be Emmanuel Goldstein for 2 minutes.” – Andy Orwell....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 2196 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...our commitment is to protect our learning environment from approaches that may inappropriately influence or coerce students to a particular political viewpoint....

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