Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Search for Criminals Buying Honolulu Real Estate Thru Shell Companies
  2. Kona DLNR Harassment: Judge Throws Case out on Technicality
  3. Ige Unveils Plan to Bulldoze Kalihi, Build Condos
  4. College Rankings: BYUH, HPU, Chaminade Trounce UH Campuses
  5. Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists
  6. Rail: Hannemann, Hanabusa Pointing Fingers
  7. Stop Rail At Middle Street, Then Use Express Buses
  8. HELCO rate hike OK’d—Will Pay for Solar
  9. Bus Driver Shortage? Roberts Hawaii Grabs for Millions from DoE Budget
  10. Mandatory Sprinkler Bill Deferred
  11. Will Dopers Have the Right to Stay Doped up at Work?
  12. Proposed in-car smoking ban advances
  13. Waianae Tweeker Camp Claims Rotting Piles of Garbage are Just a Coincidence
  14. Government enables homeless
  15. Earthjustice files suit over DOT lights, imperiled seabirds

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Oahu Event: New Directions in Education
  2. A strange mix of piracy and racketeering
  3. UPDATE: No More Bailouts for Rail!
  4. Pearl City: 43 Homeless Forced to Accept Shelter
  5. What Does it Take to be Expelled from Manoa Mosque?
  6. UH Selected to Host ‘Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center’ 
  7. Hawaii Rankings: How Good is Your Community College?
  8. Legislators: GE Tax Hike and TAT Hike to Pay for Rail
  9. Rail represents everything that is wrong with state government
  10. Caldwell Plan: Tax Military Families to Pay for Rail
  11. Kishimoto: I will let HSTA do Whatever it Wants
  12. KSBE Trustees: Jeff Stone Operative Replaces Al Hee Operative
  13. Neutral party sought in heiress’s case
  14. Outcry over secrecy surrounding termination of Honolulu police officer, possible pay off
  15. Former DOCARE Manager Charged With Child Molestation
  16. Go West Young Bum! Sit-lie ban extended to 15 other Oahu communities
  17. State certified vs. black market: Potheads paying for quality
  18. VICTORY! 3,700 Days of Big Wind, Big Cable Finally End
  19. Sierra Club sues state to force Statewide replacement of fuel tanks
  20. Not Worth It: Operator Admits US Windfarms kill 500K Birds per Year

Monday, August 21, 2017
August 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OPEN LETTER: Tulsi Gabbard's GMO labeling push is an embarrassment to pro-science progressives
  2. VIDEO: Panos on Mauna Kea Telescope
  3. Survey: 70 Percent of Union Members Want Re-certification Vote
  4. Carvalho for Governor? Ige to Remind Votes that…uh…uhh….
  5. LOL!  “Rising seas will devour Waikiki, wash away billions from Hawaii's economy”
  6. Batteries: How Much Can Elon Musk Raise Hawaii Electric Bills?
  7. Competition could spark a price war
  8. Should City Dump UPW’s bulky-trash program?
  9. Race Hustlers Target McKinley Statue (again) in Desperate Bid for Attention, Money

Sunday, August 20, 2017
August 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Family Forum: Talk to Your Kids About Racism
  2. The Grand Skim of Things, Part 3
  3. Legislators Foolhardy Enough to Give Caldwell More Money?
  4. Star-Av: Fake Audit Can Help Legislators Raise Taxes for Rail
  5. Don’t Increase TAT for Rail
  6. Hawaii only state that did not regularly review child deaths
  7. Honolulu 7th Most Expensive City for Car Owners
  8. Public Land Must be Made Available for Affordable Housing
  9. It Begins: Global Warmers: Go Mauka
  10. Dope Dealers Yearn for Honey Butane Oil
  11. Activist: Waianae Deserves Massive Festering Homeless Tent City
  12. Borreca: Hawaii Democrats Can Exploit Trump Remarks in Local Elections

Saturday, August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. City rail audit won’t look for fraud?
  2. Hawaii misses the bitcoin boom
  3. Report: Island With Highest Prices Has Smallest Proportion of Mainland Buyers
  4. Oral Arguments set for Morita vs Gorak
  5. Feds Reach $10M Deal In Hawaii Birth Complications Suit 
  6. Woman who waited 4 hours for rescue from condo fire dies
  7. Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Reaches NY Times
  8. DLNR still responding to concerns on Lehua rat eradication
  9. Star-Adv: Trump Poisons Nation
  10. WaPo: How Employers Can Fire Trump Voters—a State-by State Guide

Friday, August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  2. Honolulu Republicans: Happy Statehood Day!
  3. Ships No Longer a Mystery: TOTE to Launch New Hawaii Service
  4. Honolulu City Lights application deadline Sept 1
  5. Desperation: HART Backs Efficiency Audit
  6. Kauai Reps Scheme for Rail Tax Hikes
  7. Ige says he can beat Hanabusa in a potential 2018 match-up
  8. Ige: I Want to Remind You I had Nothing to do With Kishimoto Pick and Neither did my Wife
  9. Honolulu Council Resolution: Block All Mainland HPD Chief Applicants
  10. Caldwell Trick will Put 8,000 Condos in Highest Property Tax Bracket Sept 1
  11. Thirty Meter Telescope executive hopeful project will receive permit ahead of September hearing
  12. For most, life is not an either/or proposition
  13. Hawaii developers face challenges selling affordable housing units
  14. DoH: Many People Not Fooled by ‘Medical’ Marijuana
  15. Fewer people are using public transportation in Honolulu
  16. Muslim Sues Hawaiian Tel:  Presence of Trump Supporter Violates my Rights
  17. County Council approves gun ranges for the Big Island
  18. Ignored, Fukumoto Finds Way to Get Some Attention

Thursday, August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu: $100 worth only $80.32
  2. Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality
  3. DBEDT Releases 2016 Hawaii Data Book
  4. Grabauskas Suspected of Withholding Records
  5. How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity
  6. Will State Provide Land for Affordable Housing?
  7. DoE: 33% Absenteeism on South Side of Big Island
  8. Child Deaths: DHS Reverts to Tried and True System for Covering Up
  9. Greenmail: Panel wants to make watching delicious whales a Hawaiian experience
  10. Body camera video showed MPD officers acted by the book with protesters
  11. Army searching for 5 aboard downed chopper

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Telescope: OHA Sees Chance for Land and Money Grab
  2. Jones Act: Matson and Pasha Seek Every Loophole
  3. Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
  4. Honolulu Ethics Comm Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan
  5. Honolulu 2016 Citizen-Centric Report Released 
  6. Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
  7. Rail Solution?  A new PR Campaign!
  8. Council committee to take up measure seeking rail audit
  9. State Surplus Becomes Deficit After Paying Wages, Benefits, Pension
  10. Star-Adv: Only Days Left for Legislators to Come up with Tax Hike for Rail
  11. Obamacare Causing $68M in Losses for HMSA, Kaiser
  12. Hawaii AG to Oversee Kawananakoa Dispute
  13. The state is spending a lot less on school buses. Here's how
  14. Mindless Bureaucracy: Housing Becomes Less Affordable on Oahu
  15. Hawaii’s household debt per capita ranks highest among 50 states
  16. Analysis: Most renters in Hawaii are 'cost-burdened'
  17. Homeless Can Get Housing if they Walk Across The Street: Most Won’t
  18. Officer caught fighting with girlfriend on video expected to get six-figure payoff
  19. Gulliver, Lilliputians: Kona Spaceport Tied Down by Red Tape
  20. Fraud-Riddled Hawaii recycling program hit lowest rate in 2016
  21. Its Easy to Call Trump Racist 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
  2. DLNR Sea Level Rise Adaptation Meeting Set for Hilo, Kona
  3. Broken Trust Published 20 Years Ago
  4. Rep Tupola Backs Forensic Audit for HART
  5. Special Session to be Cancelled?
  6. Apo voices support for TMT
  7. Definition of ‘Renewable Energy’ is Political
  8. DoH Bureaucratic Bottleneck Keeps 100lbs of Weed off Streets
  9. Guam on Edge as Norks Chicken Out

Monday, August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
  2. HART Rail Costs Nearly Triple Rail Tunnel  
  3. Grassroot: Investigate Rail Fraud, Waste, Abuse
  4. Oahu GOP: Mo More Bailouts for Rail
  5. Mattis: ‘We’ll Take It Out’ If North Korea Fires A Missile At Guam
  6. Heiress Kawananakoa: Lawyer is trying to take control of $200M estate
  7. Tuition Hikes Explained: UH Manoa Paying 72 Over $200K
  8. New DoE Sup’t Finds Way to Keep Daughter out of Hawaii Public Schools
  9. Hotels Control Opposition to Kauai dairy plan
  10. Hotels Chemophobes Team up for Sunscreen Megaprofits
  11. A bad week for sunshine
  12. Police Called 3x Day to Kona’s New Homeless Tent City
  13. Ex-Cop Sues Honolulu For Not Paying To Defend Him In Assault Lawsuit
  14. Star-Adv Nailed for Misleading Styrofoam Ban Rhetoric
  15. Association says a sprinkler system bill is not feasible

Monday, August 14, 2017
August, 2017 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

HART Rail Costs Nearly Triple Rail Tunnel


Sunday, August 13, 2017
August 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Grand Skim of Things, Part 2
  2. 2018: Service to Muslims Could Make Chin Lt Governor
  3. Maui Council: TAT Hike Makes Neighbor Islands Pay for Rail (but we still aren’t legalizing TVRs)
  4. Pay for Rail by Eliminating Pension Spiking
  5. Rail Condemnation: Jurors Not Fooled by HART’s Appraiser
  6. Workings of Hawaii government hew to satirical Parkinson’s Law
  7. Roberts Hawaii Sees Money in Maui School Bus Debacle
  8. REIT Tax Losers Whine
  9. Maui Dopers Clean out Shelves at Weed Store
  10. Money: Danner’s Annual Show Set for October
  11. Muslim Relabeled as Grandmother upon Arrival in Hawaii

Saturday, August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. No need for special session this summer
  2. It was 119 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
  3. Honolulu Rents Jump Another 6.7%
  4. Youth Homelessness--Hawaii Ranks 5th
  5. Tough On DUI? Hawaii Ranks 26th
  6. DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Slowing
  7. Registration Open for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
  8. Rail Fail: Hanabusa Threatens to Run For Governor
  9. Government failures continue to mount
  10. GEMS: The Hawaii Program That Keeps on Taking
  11. UHA 15.3% Obamacare Insurance Rate Hike
  12. Star-Adv: Don’t overreach with smoking ban
  13. Dopers Clean Out Supply of Medicated Marijuana in 3 Days
  14. Chinatown: Six Homeless Accept Shelter Since May
  15. Tarnas announces campaign for Evans’ District 7 House seat
  16. Kauai council chair Rapozo to run for Kauai mayor

Friday, August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Audit the rail: An idea that’s catching on
  2. Rail Fail: Why You Should Speak Out
  3. Which States Benefit Most from the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
  4. Governor needs to step up and fix Maui school bus crisis
  5. DLNR Sea Level Rise Adaptation Meeting Set for Hilo
  6. Vulnerable: Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers
  7. Elections Commission Retaliation Suit Heading for Supreme Court
  8. Mileage Tax: HDOT to Hire Con-Artists to Concoct Sales Pitch for Massive Tax Hike
  9. Bureaucratic Empire Builders: HDOT wants to create State Police Force, Patrol Highways, Airports, Ports
  10. Proposed Wind Farms in Hawaii face challenges
  11. Maui Electric Bills Drop $11 Because of Less Wind Energy
  12. Kauai  Maui still short of school bus drivers
  13. Ex-Honolulu Cop Offers $300,000 To Settle Suit With Bartender He Shot
  14. Protective gear from Marco Polo fire fight taken out of service
  15. Enviros Freak out Because Somebody Might Catch a Fish
  16. ‘High’ Tech: Cannabis dispensary Hawaii's largest venture capital deal of 2016
  17. North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam

Thursday, August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA the Savior of Mauna Kea?
  2. Video: How Jones Act Jams up Highway Traffic
  3. Killer Windfarms: Why do we subsidize the slaughter?
  4. Rail: ‘Special audit possibly coming down the line’
  5. Hawaii: North Korea Threat is Excuse for Another Pork Barrel Project
  6. Fight Begins over Kawananakoa Money
  7. Judge’s Findings Leave TMT Opponents Few Options
  8. 2 prominent Native Hawaiians say they're part of 'silent majority' in favor of TMT
  9. Legalize TVRs
  10. Hawaii County Fuel Tax Hike Bites Consumers Hard
  11. Students Make it to School Without Busses
  12. Bill requiring retrofitting of all high-rises with sprinklers passes first reading
  13. HPD Raids 20 Game Rooms
  14. Resolution to remove controversial sidewalk extensions passes city council
  15. Medicated Marijuana “Like Candy’ Should Appeal to Kids
  16. After Faking Opposition, Hawaii Election Officials Give Trump Exactly What He Requested
  17. Why Hawaii Won’t Join Battle Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Crackdown
  18. Anti-Semites Harass Hanabusa for Support of Israel

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
August 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. North Korea Mulls Nuking Guam
  2. Matson Tightens Grip on South Pacific
  3. Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
  4. Who Needs Rail? Cost-Effective Lane Projects Save Commuters Time
  5. Want Land? DLNR Will Buy You Some
  6. Politicians Scramble for Dozens of Openings with Primary Day 1 Year Away
  7. Sister Isle Outrage over Tax Hike for Oahu Rail
  8. Pro-Rail Democrats Demand Hanabusa Oppose Rail Audit
  9. Defense Against North Korea Nukes? Hawaii Congressional Delegation Pushes Giant Pork-Barrel Project 
  10. OHA must seek TMT solution
  11. OHA Pays Waimea Group $172K to Watch Trees Grow
  12. Former Big Island Prosecutor Jay Kimura Missed Chance to Nail Peter Boy Killer
  13. Windfarms Kill 100s of Sacred Endangered Animals
  14. Grossly Overpriced Biomass project ‘still on schedule’
  15. Anti-GMO Loser Running ‘Academy’ For Democrat Candidates
  16. Dopers, Chronics Line up on First Day of Weed Sales
  17. UH Athletic Department Finds Way to Claim Profitability
  18. Sharp Drop in Pedestrian Deaths
  19. Gag order rescinded
  20. Star-Adv: We Need Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities in EVERY Community

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
August 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Lawmaker Leaks Plan to Make Sister Isles Pay for Rail -- Public Hearing Set
  2. Full Text: Summary of Secret UPW Contract
  3. Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
  4. Turn Your Child into a Tranny--Star-Adv Runs How-to Guide
  5. New DOE: Teacher Shortages, Hot Classrooms, and Low Test Scores
  6. HMSA Losing $48M on Obamacare Plans
  7. The Daniel K. Inouye Center has quietly disappeared
  8. Mental Health Care at Center of Homeless Plan
  9. Hawaii County Transit Administrator Disqualified Because he Tells Employees What to do
  10. Hawaii Ranks 46th for Gun Ownership
  11. BioMess: Hu Honua Loophole Allows Importation of Wood to Burn
  12. State’s Ruling Party Gears up for ‘Day of Resistance’
  13. State’s First Weed Store to Open Aug 15

Monday, August 07, 2017
August 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoE Student Absenteeism Over 20%
  2. Rail Stations Designed to Profit KSBE, HECO, First Hawaiian
  3. Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas
  4. NY Child Molester Approved by Hawaii DHS as Foster Parent
  5. Legislators Create System for Politically Connected Landowners to Rake in Megabucks from Carbon Credit Scams
  6. Up Country Maui Residents May Get Nothing Out of A&B Water Settlement
  7. Styrofoam Ban Before Honolulu Council Wednesday
  8. How Jones Act Causes Traffic Jams

Sunday, August 06, 2017
August 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  2. The Grand Skim of Things (Part 1)
  3. Laughed out of Court, Lawsuit Fails to Force US Unilateral Disarmament
  4. To Pay for Rail Curb costly retirement benefits for government workers
  5. Peter Apo: Loss of TMT would do cultural damage
  6. Not Dead Three Years Later, Corporate Lobbyist Used ‘Terminal’ Cancer in Assisted Suicide Sales Pitch
  7. High flying: Councilmembers Party in Japan on pCard
  8. Maui: 13,496 Units Needed to Meet Demand for Affordable Housing
  9. Maui Meeting Held to Justify $205M in Rate Hikes to Pay for Solar Schemers Profits
  10. Infighting, Retaliation at Hawaii Paroling Admin
  11. News Flash: Criminals Usually Don’t Get Their Shots

Saturday, August 05, 2017
August 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Seafarers’ irrational opposition to Sen McCain’s Jones Act reform bill
  2. Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians
  3. Trump - Kim summit in Hawaii?
  4. Why a Tax on Soda is Unhealthy
  5. OHA committee pledges 'aggressive position' on Mauna Kea management
  6. Thompson’s voice needed on TMT
  7. DBEDT, Solar Scammers Seek GEMS Secrecy
  8. Police Commission selects consultant to help pick a chief
  9. Homeless relocation program has helped hundreds return to mainland
  10. Kona Homeless Refuse to Accept Shelter Spaces at New ‘Camp’
  11. Disability?  Yep Hawaii’s Got a Tax for That
  12. Activists fuel public’s disconnect from modern agriculture—and it hurts farmers
  13. Tulsi Gabbard panders to Anti-GMO Morons (Again)
  14. Judge issues stay to stop all Sand-Mining
  15. Zimmerman vs. Slom, Round 2


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State GOP Calls for Forensic Audit of Rail
by Shirlene Ostrov Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...A call for Republicans to push for a forensic audit of HART and their failed rail project!....


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Mauna Kea: UH to Trade 10,000 Acres for Telescope Approval, Lease Extension
by News Release Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...expedite the return of the 10,000 acres to the State of Hawaiʻi and pursue a new lease or land tenure for the reduced acreage that will support the continued viability of astronomical research....


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Using Freedom of Information Act to target biotech scientists boomerangs against anti-GMO activists
by News Article Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...UH Manoa anti-GMO prof Hector Valenzuela curiously worked hard to hide part of his emails....


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College Rankings: BYUH, HPU, Chaminade Trounce UH Campuses
by News Release Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...College Choice Releases 2017 Rankings of the Best Colleges in Four Western States....


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Ige Unveils Plan to Bulldoze Kalihi, Build Condos
by News Release Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...to transform the community....


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Kona DLNR Harassment: Judge Throws Case out on Technicality
by News Release Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...Judge Fujino dismissed the case because plaintiffs cannot file suit directly in the circuit court challenging the application of a rule....


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Feds Search for Criminals Buying Honolulu Real Estate Thru Shell Companies
by News Release Wednesday, August 23, 2017

...about 30 percent of reported transactions involve a beneficial owner or purchaser representative that was also the subject of a previous suspicious activity report....


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Hawaii Rankings: How Good is Your Community College?
by News Article Tuesday, August 22, 2017

....2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges....


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Oahu Event: New Directions in Education
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, August 22, 2017

...Students in Hawaii have few options when it comes to school choice....


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A strange mix of piracy and racketeering
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 22, 2017

...How Congress abets seaway robbery....


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UPDATE: No More Bailouts for Rail!
by Brett Kulbis Tuesday, August 22, 2017

...In a week, lawmakers will be opening a special legislative session to determine how they are going to raise our taxes....


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Pearl City: 43 Homeless Forced to Accept Shelter
by News Release Monday, August 21, 2017

...US Vets provided transportation to its Waianae Civic Center shelter....


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What Does it Take to be Expelled from Manoa Mosque?
by News Article Monday, August 21, 2017

...it has not been easy going for Saleem Ahmed....


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UH Selected to Host ‘Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center’
by News Article Monday, August 21, 2017

...the center's "planning committee will work to develop practice spaces focused on creating new narratives and new relationships while naming and honoring the ongoing pain and trauma wrought by belief in racial hierarchy, structural racism, and white privilege."....


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OPEN LETTER: Tulsi Gabbard's GMO labeling push is an embarrassment to pro-science progressives
by News Article Monday, August 21, 2017

It’s disheartening to see intelligent individuals on the political left like yourself continue to focus your efforts on this issue despite an overwhelming scientific consensus that indicates you are simply tilting at windmills....


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VIDEO: Panos on Mauna Kea Telescope
by Video Video Monday, August 21, 2017

...Panos Prevedouros joins Jay Fidell on Community Matters to discuss developments in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) plans on Mauna Kea....


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Survey: 70 Percent of Union Members Want Re-certification Vote
by News Release Monday, August 21, 2017

...Survey Coincides with Fifth Annual National Employee Freedom Week (Aug 20-26) to Promote Workplace Rights....


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The Grand Skim of Things, Part 3
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 20, 2017

 ...one State department that has funds with no exemption, and refuses to pay it: the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL).... 


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Hawaii Family Forum: Talk to Your Kids About Racism
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, August 20, 2017

...The recent images from Charlottesville, VA-marches by torchlight, Nazi salutes, armed militia, angry mobs engaged in violent confrontation-are scary for adults to encounter, let alone children....


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Hawaii misses the bitcoin boom
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 18, 2017

....Since then, the price of bitcoin has catapulted to over $4,000 per bitcoin, up from $1,000....


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City rail audit won’t look for fraud?
by Kelii Akina Friday, August 18, 2017

...despite the fact that City Auditor Edwin Young told the committee “the red flags were there”....


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Honolulu Republicans: Happy Statehood Day!
by Brett Kulbis Friday, August 18, 2017

...on August 21, 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation making Hawaii the 50th state....


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Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 18, 2017

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....


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Desperation: HART Backs Efficiency Audit
by News Release Friday, August 18, 2017

...HART Directors discussed using public-private partnerships to help fund the remaining elements of Honolulu's Rail Transit Project....


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Ships No Longer a Mystery: Young Bros Owner to Launch New Hawaii Service
by Michael Hansen Friday, August 18, 2017

...“This week [TOTE] began conversations to secure the new deep water Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT) in Honolulu...."


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Honolulu City Lights application deadline Sept 1
by News Release Thursday, August 17, 2017

...Non-profit organizations wanting to create a display on the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center grounds during the annual Honolulu City Lights exhibition must apply by September 1, 2017....


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Honolulu: $100 worth only $80.32
by Tax Foundation Thursday, August 17, 2017

... Honolulu is the most expensive city in the USA, but in rural Hawaii $100 is worth $99.90 ....


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DBEDT Releases 2016 Hawaii Data Book
by News Release Thursday, August 17, 2017

...the 2016 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.”....


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Corporations Becoming New Arbiters Of Public Morality
by News Article Wednesday, August 16, 2017

....in this chess game, those in Charlottesville are just pawns....


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Telescope: OHA Sees Chance for Land and Money Grab
by Video Video Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...OHA Tricksters Are Hard At Work....


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Audit: Bulky Pickup Schemes Generate Millions in Overtime
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...153 employees received $1.7 million in overtime for bulky and white goods collection....


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Honolulu 2016 Citizen-Centric Report Released
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

... government financial information in a concise, timely, clear, understandable, and accurate manner to the general public ....


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Honolulu Ethics Comm Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...Please send your comments on the draft strategic plan by September 1, 2017....


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Compact Impact: DoI Launches Census of COFA Migrants
by News Release Wednesday, August 16, 2017

...Interior, Census Launch 2018 Enumeration of Compact Migrants in Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa To Determine Distribution of Compact Impact Funds....


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Jones Act: Matson and Pasha Seek Every Loophole
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 15, 2017

...big enough to sail four ships through....


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Rep Tupola Backs Forensic Audit for HART
by News Release Tuesday, August 15, 2017

...City and HART officials were often unable to give specific answers to our questions and rarely took responsibility for their cost overruns and inflated budgets....


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Broken Trust Published 20 Years Ago
by News Release Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The essay titled “Broken Trust”, published on August 9, 1997 by the Honolulu Star Bulletin, reported widespread corruption involving Bishop Estate....


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Charlottesville Attack Was Domestic Terrorism
by IPT News Monday, August 14, 2017

...Trump's refusal Saturday to specifically condemn by name those Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi white supremacists was morally deficient....


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Mattis: ‘We’ll Take It Out’ If North Korea Fires A Missile At Guam
by News Article Monday, August 14, 2017

...the U.S. military will shoot down North Korea’s missiles if they fire on U.S. territory....


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Oahu GOP: Mo More Bailouts for Rail
by Brett Kulbis Monday, August 14, 2017

...today's information hearing is nothing more than kabuki theater designed to make us believe they're concerned....


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Grassroot: Investigate Rail Fraud, Waste, Abuse
by Grassroot Institute Monday, August 14, 2017

“What is needed is a full, independent forensic audit of the project, to identify the reason — or reasons — for its significant cost overruns and missed deadlines...."


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Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 13, 2017

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....


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The Grand Skim of Things, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 13, 2017

...the Central Services Skim has redirected about $45 million a year from the special funds to the state general fund....


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Youth Homelessness--Hawaii Ranks 5th
by News Article Saturday, August 12, 2017

...2017’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children....


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Tough On DUI? Hawaii Ranks 26th
by News Article Saturday, August 12, 2017

...compare drunk driving penalties in all 50 states and D.C.....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Slowing
by News Release Saturday, August 12, 2017

...After two years of consecutive growth above 2 percent, Hawaii’s economy grew by 0.9 percent during the first quarter of 2017....


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Registration Open for Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
by News Release Saturday, August 12, 2017

LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students critical life skills in five key areas....


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Honolulu Rents Jump Another 6.7%
by News Release Saturday, August 12, 2017

...Honolulu, HI, hit #3 in July with an increase of 8%, and returns to the list at #4 in August for another 6.7% increase. For August, that means median one-bedroom rent is $1,766 — the tenth highest in the country....


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It was 119 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
by News Article Saturday, August 12, 2017

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....


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No need for special session this summer
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 11, 2017

...the immediate cash flow problems have been solved for the most part by the Honolulu City Council, which authorized the sale of $350 million in bonds to help bail out the project....


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Audit the rail: An idea that’s catching on
by Kelii Akina Friday, August 11, 2017

...Mahalo for helping this idea to catch on....


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Rail Fail: Why You Should Speak Out
by Shirlene Ostrov Friday, August 11, 2017

...Honolulu Rail Project is on track to becoming the costliest and most mismanaged public transportation project in our nation's history....


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Which States Benefit Most from the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?
by Tax Foundation Thursday, August 10, 2017

... Hawaii ranks 4th with an average deduction of $2629 ....


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Governor needs to step up and fix Maui school bus crisis
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, August 10, 2017

...students and parents of Maui are being held hostage to bureaucratic bumbling that would make the keystone cops envious....


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DLNR Sea Level Rise Adaptation Meeting Set for Hilo, Kona
by News Release Thursday, August 10, 2017

...Believe this?  Got Hawaii oceanfront real estate? I will buy it off you for 10% of assessed value cash money....


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Hawaii: North Korea Threat is Excuse for Another Pork Barrel Project
by News Article Thursday, August 10, 2017

...Hawaii’s congressional delegation is hoping they’ll hook the big fish....


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Rail: ‘Special audit possibly coming down the line’
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, August 10, 2017

...Cliff Slater told the HART board that “everything should come up on the table, as John Henry Felix is calling for.”....


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Killer Windfarms: Why do we subsidize the slaughter?
by News Article Thursday, August 10, 2017

...a proposed Hawaii wind farm admits it will be lethal and seeks government permission to commence the killing....


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Video: How Jones Act Jams up Highway Traffic
by Michael Hansen Thursday, August 10, 2017

...the Jones Act has stifled coastal shipping and shifted the movement of freight to the nation’s roadways....


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OHA the Savior of Mauna Kea?
by Video Video Wednesday, August 09, 2017

...Telescope: For OHA, it’s all About the Rent Money....


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Want Land? DLNR Will Buy You Some
by News Release Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Grant applications for land acquisition....


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Who Needs Rail? Cost-Effective Lane Projects Save Commuters Time
by News Release Wednesday, August 09, 2017

“While highways funding is limited, we haven’t let that stop us...."


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Hawaii -- Lowest Percentage of MDs Accepting Medicare
by News Article Wednesday, August 09, 2017

...2017’s Best & Worst States for Health Care....


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Matson Tightens Grip on South Pacific
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...once their Marshall Islands service is in place, Matson will no longer use Kyowa Line to transship cargo....


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North Korea Mulls Nuking Guam
by News Article Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...North Korean state media warned Wednesday that it is considering launching strikes on U.S. forces in Guam, as well as the U.S. mainland....


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Full Text: Lawmaker Leaks Plan to Make Sister Isles Pay for Rail -- Public Hearing Set
by News Release Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...The Hawaii Legislature is hosting a public informational briefing on state funding for the City & County of Honolulu’s rail project at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 in the State Capitol auditorium....


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Trump Admin Funds Micronesia One Stop Centers
by News Release Tuesday, August 08, 2017

...technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawaii...


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Full Text: Summary of Secret UPW Contract
by Andrew Walden Monday, August 07, 2017

...The contract features 10.65% wage hikes over four years and a reopener for years three and four -- conveniently timed for after the next gubernatorial election....


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Why Hawaii Isn't Rich Like Texas
by Kelii Akina Monday, August 07, 2017

Texas has no personal income tax....


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Rail Stations Designed to Profit KSBE, HECO, First Hawaiian
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 06, 2017

...Cashing in at Middle Street, Kalapama, Iwilei....


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