Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Police Track Down Source of Anti-Telescope Shooting Threat—in Arizona—Speaker Saiki Calls for Prosecution
  2. Louis and Katherine Kealoha offered plea deals from federal prosecutors
  3. Judge allows former death row inmate to represent himself again
  4. Hawaii County Prosecutor ‘Alarmed’ After Investigation into claims of retaliation in DLNR’s boating division comes up empty
  5. Sister Isle Counties: Who is Making More than You?
  6. Why Is the Cost of Living in Hawaii So High?
  7. Shortage of doctors could be disastrous
  8. Civil Beat Blunders Big Time on Energy Story
  9. Bill 25: Solar Scammers want to Outlaw Cheap, Clean Natural Gas On Demand water heaters So They can Take More of Your Money
  10. Cost for monthly housing in Honolulu not hurt by illegal vacation rentals, study finds
  11. Impact of Oahu’s Vacation Rental Crackdown
  12. Hawaii State Hospital: Bureaucrats Rotate After Lunatic Escapes to California
  13. Soft on Crime: Alleged Homeless Shooter has long criminal record
  14. Snorkeler using full-face mask in critical condition

Monday, September 16, 2019
September 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Unity House: After 70 Years, Corruption Comes to an End
  2. Kaneshiro, Kealoha fake investigation of Board of Water Supply aimed at Distracting Ethics Commission
  3. Protesters Latest Wheeze: Fake TMT Twitter Account
  4. Lahaina Injection Wells: Enviros to Continue Circus Before Maui Co Council
  5. UPW on the Job: Adult corrections officers work hard under intense pressure
  6. HGEA on the Job: Backlog for Hawaii property title certificates now 6 years
  7. HGEA on the Job: Tech fix to Hawaii County’s ‘Beleaguered’ Permitting System?
  8. Climate Lawsuits Increasing Globally & Locally
  9. Former cop makes plea deal in domestic abuse case

Sunday, September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: With Construction Costs Limited, P3 Will Soak Taxpayers on Operating Costs
  2. Loyal? University of Hawaii regent declares support for TMT protesters
  3. Market changes, doctors struggle in Hawaii
  4. 2020 election will bring all-mail voting
  5. DLNR Officer Cited for No Driver's License -- Twice
  6. City tells DOT it has no plans for Laniakea park, urges barriers be put back
  7. City considers buying long-derelict building for affordable housing
  8. Vandalism Repair Costs Drop as Security Guards Drive Homeless Drug Addicts out of Parks
  9. Court Orders Sovereignty Activists to Dismantle Hilo Homeless Tent City

Saturday, September 14, 2019
September 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FBI Hunting Telescope Protester After Threat to Shoot up Hawaii State Capitol
  2. Telescope Protesters Threaten Kidnapping
  3. A Peek into the Life of an Anti-Telescope Protester
  4. Judge Orders New Civil Trial For Puanas Against Katherine Kealoha  
  5. Hawaii has highest percentage of middle school vapers in the nation
  6. Gender-neutral option coming to Hawaii IDs
  7. Nonprofit to end critical case management for mentally ill
  8. Kahului Homeless Camp: After Two Deaths in 12 hrs, Only Two Homeless Accept Shelter

Friday, September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Telescope Protesters Put $5,000 Bounty on Police Officer
  2. Soft on Crime: Convicted Killer Barricades himself, Shoots it out with Police Every Time he is Released from Prison
  3. Gun law questions raised after four shootings in five days
  4. Delays prompt judge to dismiss charge against accused killer
  5. Religious freedom and Mauna Kea
  6. Maui Windfarm Allowed to Kill 140 Bats  
  7. Honolulu City Council: Who’s Raking in the Big Bucks?
  8. Sweeps: 8 bums forced into shelter–in jail
  9. Experts tell lawmakers: Localize Hawaii’s CBD industry to safeguard consumers

Thursday, September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. High profile attorney threatens to sue over ‘vicious’ TMT rumors
  2. Star-Adv: Settlement Must Allow TMT to Proceed
  3. Protesters plan to gather outside telescope backer’s home
  4. Kahuku: New bid to stop development of a third wind farm on Oahu’s North Shore
  5. City: Anti-TVR Efforts Wipe out 1/3 of Vacation Rentals
  6. New conviction-eviction law for public housing?
  7. Just Like Rail: New Aloha Stadium may be ready in 2023, firm says, trying not to laugh
  8. Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades
  9. Physician left Hawaii to find welcoming workplace in Fresno
  10. UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent
  11. Multiple Warrants Criminal Arrested: Family May Cash in
  12. 100 Homeless People Get Free Stuff---Only 13 Accept Shelter
  13. Homeless Bumfight: He Tried to Throw Me off Cliff
  14. Homeless Bumfight #2: Maui Bum Shoots other Maui Bum, then Gets beaten by Gang of Bums
  15. Comedian Augie T. Eyes Honolulu City Council Run

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kim Proposes Giving Native Hawaiians A Say In Managing Mauna Kea
  2. Does the governor have a conflict because of TMT security contract?
  3. North Shore Wind Farm: Residents say ‘no more’
  4. High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average
  5. ‘Affordable in perpetuity’ chokes Maui housing supply
  6. Some vacation rental owners bow out before Sept. 30 permit application deadline
  7. Lyft & Uber Not Regulated by Public Utilities Commission
  8. Hawaii Students Feel Safer At School, But Not Everywhere
  9. Junkies to be Legal Pot Buyers?
  10. New cash smuggling and Sex Assault allegations raised against Filipino mega-church officials
  11. Gabbard Says She Does Not Support Open Borders and Even Backs Some Physical Barriers

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Harry Kim Mauna Kea Proposal to be Presented this Week
  2. Protesters Spend all Week Hyping Police raid that Never Came—Kahele Blames State
  3. A Peek into the Life of a Shoeless Protester
  4. If TMT goes, billions of research dollars could go with it
  5. Caldwell: Just Like Jeremy Harris,  ‘I’m seriously looking at running for governor’
  6. Council to put ‘pension spiking’ on Legislative Agenda?
  7. HMSA Payment Transformation Chasing Doctors out of Hawaii
  8. PUC Denies Gill Family Waianae Wind Farm Exemption from Competitive Bidding
  9. MECO Rate Hike to Pay for Just Four EV Chargers
  10. Will Hawaii Electric Customers Ever Save Money With Renewable Energy?
  11. State Fills One Of Its HART Board Vacancies, Two More Seats Remain Open
  12. As tensions over TMT run high, plan to build small observatory in Lanai faces scrutiny
  13. Honolulu Most Livable City in USA
  14. Bumfight at Kalihi Homeless Camp: One Dead
  15. Gabbard Needs to Decide on Run for Congress

Monday, September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Debunking the Latest Anti-Telescope Conspiracy Theory
  2. I Am One Hawaiian -- Those blockading the highway on Mauna Kea do not speak for me.
  3. Report shows 3 preliminary concepts for new Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
  4. New law requires Hawaii’s private schools to be licensed or accredited
  5. Dr Feeeel-Gooood: Insulin Price Cap on Legislative Agenda
  6. Hawaii’s 129 Judges Are The Top Paid Judiciary Employees
  7. Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Paying This Obscure Consultant Big Bucks?

Sunday, September 08, 2019
September 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. City Pays Outside Lawyers to Keep Employees From Informing on Higher-ups
  2. How Rail Can Squirm Past Federal Spending Limits
  3. DHHL, city land swap for rail stirs questions
  4. Caldwell Plan for Dillingham?  Let the next Mayor Figure it out
  5. $4M Plus Spent to Police Anti-Telescope Protests
  6. Kim: No Police Action Set for Mauna Kea Monday
  7. Disabled Exploited: Internships offer subminimum wages
  8. Abandoned Vehicles Cost Kauai $2,000 each
  9. Privatization More Efficient for Hawaii County Hele On Bus System
  10. Hilarious: State Bureaucracy so Dense it Even Makes Marijuana Dispensaries Unprofitable

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Letters to the Editor, September, 2019
Letters to the Editor

Should We Designate a School Zone on Judd Street?


Saturday, September 07, 2019
September 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kouchi Names Broken Trust Figure to Prison Oversight Committee
  2. Third guilty plea in IBEW union case
  3. Attorney: Honolulu taxpayers could pay millions more if city doesn’t settle lawsuit over Kealoha wrongdoing
  4. Honolulu rail agency to move from current office space next year
  5. Ex-HUD worker, who used alias ‘Debbie Kim,’ found guilty of fraud and ID theft
  6. Soft on Crime: What does it take for a Rapist to Actually Do Some Jail Time?
  7. DHHL: Illegal structures removed in Anahola
  8. Sunday ‘Mauna Convoy’ across Oahu
  9. WOTUS: Maui Council Committee Recommends Capitulate to EarthJustice

Friday, September 06, 2019
September 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maunakea Observatories support vehicles vandalized
  2. Helicopter Company Fined $10K/Day for ...uh... Unpermitted Structures ... Near Anti-Telescope Activists’ Hanapēpē Salt Ponds
  3. Financial Times: Rain in Hawaii and Brooklyn
  4. UH Will Ask The Legislature For $236M To Build, Demolish And Consolidate
  5. Schizo Homeless Running Amok on Kauai
  6. Long-time Hawaii law enforcement officer arrested at airport in theft case
  7. Star-Adv Runs Larry Mehau Fluff-Piece

Thursday, September 05, 2019
September 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Recovery Plan Approved: Caps P3 Costs for Rail Beyond Middle Street—Feds Still Refuse to Release Money
  2. Despite federal conviction, rail spokesman to stay on the job
  3. Council Votes to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Fight Disclosure of Records, Emails Seized by Feds in Raids on Fasi Building   
  4. Kealoha Cases Are Racking Up ‘Endless’ Taxpayer Legal Bills
  5. Keith Kaneshiro not running for re-election amid federal probe, his attorney says
  6. Rare Display of Bravery: “I will not be Anonymous”
  7. Maui jail guards met with ‘Hurt Feelings’ form for ‘whiners’
  8. Another Lawsuit Filed over short-term rentals
  9. Maui Council Votes to Boost TVR Fines to $10K/Day
  10. Council advances wide-ranging plastics ban
  11. Eco-Circus: Councilors hear injection well testimony into the night
  12. Enviros Deploy to New Front in War to Grab Control of WESPAC
  13. Fixing the Backlog of Native Hawaiians Waiting for Homesteads
  14. Study: Hawaii has the 23rd highest rate of burglary in the nation
  15. Ed Case: China Keeps Me Up at Night

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Prosecutor’s Race: Megan Kau vs Steven Alm vs RJ Brown?
  2. HART Spokesperson and Former TV sports anchor Russell Yamanoha pleads guilty to conspiracy—Keeps Rail PR Gig
  3. Because Police Were not Allowed to Act, Hawaii County has now spent more than $3.6 million on TMT-related expenses
  4. Looming Recession Expected To Take A Bite Out Of State Revenues
  5. Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law
  6. Firefighter Injured Fighting Multi-Alarm Blaze at Homeless Squat
  7. Bill 40 Plastic Ban on Honolulu Council Agenda
  8. TVR Ban: 18 Notices Issued, no Fines Yet
  9. Oahu, Big Island: New Building Code Drives up Housing Costs
  10. Jones Act: Pro and Con
  11. Hawaii Contractors Face New Costs and Restrictions on State and City Bid Protests
  12. New White House rules would drop Families Making $59,000/yr from food stamp program

Tuesday, September 03, 2019
September 3, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ken Lawson’s Gift Keeps on Giving: Former death row inmate arrested in Waikiki robbery
  2. False police report at center of new retaliation allegations against prosecutor’s office
  3. Effort To Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Continues
  4. With Dwindling Numbers, Telescope Protesters Try to Whip up ‘Excessive Force’ Hysteria
  5. Stalled in Hawaii, giant telescope faces roadblocks at its backup site in the Canary Islands
  6. Bill 25: Make Housing Less Affordable by Outlawing Natural Gas On Demand Water Heaters
  7. HECO to Sell Emission Permits After Closing Coal Plant
  8. State Makes Excuses for Leaving Airplane Emissions out of Global Warming Calculations
  9. Isles have second-longest wait time for transplants, national study finds
  10. Will Council Charge Biki for use of City Land?
  11. Plans for the expansion of a construction debris landfill riles some Nanakuli residents
  12. New Prison Oversight Commission Is Off To A Slow Start
  13. Doped up Sovereignty Activist Fights with Police, Loses

Monday, September 02, 2019
September 2, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Reopeners: Will State, Counties Boost Lowest Public Employees Pay to $15/hr?
  2. DHHL Loans--Bumpy Kanahele pushing $400M Grift: AG Debunks Latest Round of Phony Political Hype
  3. Espero: Child Molester probation sentence a travesty of justice
  4. Concerned parents say HPV vaccine shouldn't be mandatory for school immunization
  5. Water panel OKs permit to remove some EMI diversions

Sunday, September 01, 2019
September 1, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maunakea Protesters Down to Skeleton Crew during week
  2. Arrests, clearing road is all it takes to move TMT project forward—But Some Want ‘Settlement’ Instead
  3. Their Model for Hawaii’s Future: Why Molokai Is the Least Developed of Hawai’i’s Islands
  4. Big Island schools working on bringing more AC units into classrooms
  5. Public hearing set for water power cost charge increase
  6. Hau Bush: Shelter-Refusing Addicts Pimp Teenage Girls for Drug Money
  7. Ideological Control: Anti-GMO Activist determines Who Gets to Farm on Mahi Pono Land
  8. Congress? Gabbard Refuses to Rule out Run for Reelection

Saturday, August 31, 2019
August 31, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DOT barricades found in demonstrator's tent on Mauna Kea after Fight Breaks out Among Protesters
  2. Michael Miske Receives Notice of Violation for Kailua TVR
  3. Leaked Email: Congressman Ed Case garnering support for potential TVR bill
  4. Social Climbing: Mauna Kea demonstrations influence enrollment at Hawaiian immersion school
  5. Decision to reassign School for Deaf and Blind’s principal riles community
  6. Maui schools begin to install window AC via new DOE program
  7. Investor offers to buy back city’s problem-plagued domestic violence safe house

Friday, August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Admin Using Taxpayer Dollars to Fight Disclosure of Records, Emails Seized by Feds in Raids on Fasi Building
  2. Court report recommends Katherine Kealoha spend 11-14 years in prison
  3. OHA: Top 10 Employees Making Six Figures
  4. The bigger picture of the Lahaina injection well lawsuit
  5. WOTUS: Maui Mayor Makes Settlement Offer
  6. OHA Operatives Hold Keys to Mahi Pono Water Supply
  7. Honolulu ‘Disaster Plan’: Next ‘Disaster is Opportunity to Seize Your Shoreline Real Estate
  8. Oahu Ban on Plastics Takes Next Step At City Council
  9. National nonprofit raises alarms about dearth of drug treatment in islands
  10. Ten Test Cases to Force Homeless into Treatment
  11. Homeless Dude Arrested for 9000 acre Maui Arson Fire
  12. HPD Officers Still Prohibited from Displaying their Gang Tattoos
  13. Tulsi Gabbard rules out running as an independent presidential candidate


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After Saudi Drone Attack, Tulsi Gabbard says she is not being Pimped out by Donald Trump
by News Article Monday, September 16, 2019

...Tulsi's guru Chris Butler wants recognition from the real Hindus in India.  This leads us to today's comments.... 


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OHA Trustees to Visit Anti-Telescope Protest Site
by News Release Monday, September 16, 2019

...site visit set for 3 p.m., Thu., Sept. 19....


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Kondo to OHA: I can Subpoena You
by Andrew Walden Monday, September 16, 2019

...With its LLCs on the line, OHA has already stonewalled one audit—while lying to the legislature about it.  Are they now preparing to stonewall another?....


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Most Traffic: Honolulu Ranks 9th
by News Release Monday, September 16, 2019

...Average commute time 29.1 minutes....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 14, 2019
by News Article Sunday, September 15, 2019

... from GovTrack.us ....


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Video: Anti-Telescope Activists go to Hawaii County Building, Threaten to 'Arrest' County Officials
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 15, 2019

...The videos show anti-telescope activists in black tactical vests labelled “HKPO” September 10, 2019 at the Hawaii County Building in Hilo.... 


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Cato Jones Act Criticism Prompts Industry Backlash
by News Article Sunday, September 15, 2019

...Michael Hansen, a maritime expert who serves as president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, published his own critiques....


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Thirty Years of State Tax, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 15, 2019

...taxes that have ballooned over the years....


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Grassroot: Are we doomed to run out of resources?
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 14, 2019

...Earth’s resources are actually becoming more plentiful....


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Vicious Rumors--Not the First Time
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, September 14, 2019

...to the politician who quietly supported us in word but did the opposite in action-- you’ve created this mess....


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Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
by Heritage Foundation Saturday, September 14, 2019

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....


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Loyal? Retired Hawaii County Police Lieutenant Supports Telescope Protesters
by Video Video Saturday, September 14, 2019

...Really obvious question: Are police on the Big Island willing to enforce the law against sovereignty activists?....


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DHHL Wants Outside Attorney to Negotiate Land Swaps
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair Issues Statement on Seeking Act 14 Private Counsel....


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OHA Seeks Vendor to Handle $1.66M Cash Giveaway
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...The grant is intended to assist Native Hawaiians statewide, whose incomes are at or below 300 percent of Hawaiʻi Federal Poverty Guidelines....


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ACLU Hawaii Announces Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out of Jail
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...let's give them a second chance--or a 22nd chance....


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MaunaKea: DoE Sup't Reminds Teachers not to 'Coerce' Students
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...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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People are the solution, not the problem
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 13, 2019

...Obviously, Thanos wasn’t an economist....


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Caldwell: "There will always be issues on construction costs and delays"
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...Feds still not ready to release the $744M....


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Court: Fox Must Face Lawsuit over Malia Zimmerman Conspiracy Theory
by News Article Friday, September 13, 2019

...Nearly a year after Rich’s death, in May 2017, Fox News published a story written by co-defendant and reporter Malia Zimmerman, which included the now-debunked claim that investigators had evidence showing Rich leaked the emails in the midst of the 2016 presidential election campaign....


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37 Oahu TVRs Get Notice of Violation
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...more NOVs are anticipated in the coming weeks....


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Hawaii: 'Natural Resources Management' Jobs up 33%
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...Hawai‘i’s natural resource management jobs were at least 4,697 in 2018....


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State of Play: Youth Sports in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through sports, including sections describing the sport ecosystem in each of the four counties....


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Scooterville: Honolulu #1 for 'Micro-Mobility'
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...INRIX: Shared Bikes and Scooters Could Replace Nearly 50 Percent of Downtown Vehicle Trips....


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Road Fees and Taxes: Nobody Pays More than Hawaii Drivers
by Tax Foundation Friday, September 13, 2019

...the amount of state and local road spending covered by gas taxes, tolls, user fees, and user taxes varies widely among states. It ranges from only 6.9 percent in Alaska to 71 percent in Hawaii....


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Registration Open for 2019-2020 Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

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


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Hawaii Judiciary Seeking Volunteers
by News Release Friday, September 13, 2019

...Grand Jury Counsel, Disciplinary Board, Board of Bar Examiners....


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Mauna Kea: Ige Hits Back on Flag Tactics
by News Release Thursday, September 12, 2019

...designed to produce an unnecessary reaction....


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DLNR: Protesters Rip Out Last Examples of Endangered Plants
by News Release Thursday, September 12, 2019

...“The destruction of the ʻānunu vine is particularly disturbing, since there may be only five populations of this species still in existence.”....


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Mauna Kea: 2,237 Tickets, 24 Arrests
by News Release Thursday, September 12, 2019

... The combined total of the 4-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by the Hawaiʻi Police Department ....


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Planning to Create More Traffic Jams: Kalihi Complete Streets community meeting Sept. 17
by News Release Wednesday, September 11, 2019

...The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....


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Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act
by UH ERO Wednesday, September 11, 2019

...UHERO examines the economic implications of the Jones Act....


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9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“…I LOVE a group of hapless morons who are turning the GOP into the party of tinfoilhat nutters who only have conspiracy theories about birth certificates...." --poster on Democratic Underground


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Hawaii 2nd Most Likely to Slip into Recession
by News Article Wednesday, September 11, 2019

...Probability of weak economic fundamentals in Q4 2019: 30.53%....


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US News Ranks UH campuses
by News Release Wednesday, September 11, 2019

... UH Mānoa is ranked 79 as a top U.S. public school, 166 among national universities and 177 as a best value school ....


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DoE Enrollment Drops Again--Charter School Enrollment Up
by News Release Tuesday, September 10, 2019

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 167,454 students (down from 168,152 last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,877 students (up from 11,546 last year)....


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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, September 09, 2019

...The Small Business Caucus is hosting the first-ever panel of speakers at the Hawaii State Capitol to discuss the future of A.I. in Hawaii's economy....


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Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
by Michael Hansen Monday, September 09, 2019

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....


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Matson pays the highest wages in Hawaii
by Michael Hansen Monday, September 09, 2019

...The relatively high median compensation level is probably related to Matson’s high degree of unionization....


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Hawaii Among States with Lowest Death Rate
by News Release Monday, September 09, 2019

... The average age-adjusted death rate for the five states with the highest death rates was 49% higher than that for the five states with the lowest death rates ….


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The Experience of Homeless, Runaway and Other Street Youth on O‘ahu
by News Release Monday, September 09, 2019

...Hawai‘i’s 2017 homeless point-in-time count reported 319 unaccompanied youth, with 82.0% of these youth living unsheltered....


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2020 Candidates Are Pushing To End Private Prisons — But The States They Serve Use Them For Better Inmate Conditions
by News Article Monday, September 09, 2019

“...Overcrowding, high recidivism rates and skyrocketing costs aren’t solved with politics or posturing...."


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Tulsi Gabbard Says She Supports Regulating Abortion in the Third Trimester
by Video Video Monday, September 09, 2019

...Gabbard conceded that abortion should not be permitted during the last three months of pregnancy unless the mother was at severe risk....


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DLNR Hikes Small Boat Harbor Fees
by News Release Monday, September 09, 2019

... Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019 ....


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Lahaina Injection Wells: Maui Mayor Scores Council for Refusing to Consider County's Settlement Offer
by News Release Monday, September 09, 2019

...The effects of the Ninth Circuit Court’s expansion of the Clean Water Act on our already tight housing market could be severe....


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Legal Fees: OHA Lawyers Bill 15 Times Higher
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 08, 2019

...One experienced downtown attorney tells Hawai’i Free Press he has never before seen a “no position” filing in response to a motion for legal fees....


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The Fight Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals Begins
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 08, 2019

...Some of the requirements contradict themselves....


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Neo-Nazis Brag About Boosting Gabbard's Small-Donor Count
by News Article Saturday, September 07, 2019

...RT, the Kremlin-backed news agency, often highlights Gabbard’s campaign. The Russian embassy in South Africa has tweeted defensively about her, Russian bots have boosted her....


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DoE Releases Draft 2030 Promise Plan
by News Release Saturday, September 07, 2019

...A feedback window on the draft of that plan is open through Sept. 20, 2019....


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Senate Special Session to Confirm Judicial Nominees
by News Release Saturday, September 07, 2019

...The Senate will meet in Special Session on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M....


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UH Terminates Contractor After Data Covering 70,000 Students Exposed
by News Release Friday, September 06, 2019

...Graduation Alliance failed to implement certain requirements of the agreement intended to protect the data....


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DHHL vs OHA on Teardown of Protesters Sacred Shack
by News Release Friday, September 06, 2019

...Removal efforts were conducted by Hawai’i Department of Transportation (HDOT) personnel, at the request of DHHL....


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The cure for Hawaii’s doctor shortage
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 06, 2019

...doctors can make 50 percent more if they work on the mainland instead of in Hawaii....


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UPDATE: Police Demolish 3rd Illegal Structure on 'Sacred' Mauna Kea
by News Release Friday, September 06, 2019
..."We got a library being built, we got kanakas getting established on their national lands."....

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DHS Amends REAL ID Rules for Micronesia
by News Release Friday, September 06, 2019

...to Secure REAL ID Act-Compliant Identification for FAS Citizens....


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Mauna Kea: 1,806 citations, 19 arrests
by News Release Thursday, September 05, 2019

...The combined total of the 3-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaii Police Department stands at 1806 citations issued and 19 persons arrested for 34 offenses. ...


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Sen Lorraine Inouye: "We are complicit if we don’t do something.”
by News Release Thursday, September 05, 2019

...what if protesters show up in your community blocking a road because they don’t think they like a certain business or activity? What’s to say they won’t decide to block an airport, harbor or other economic lifeline in your community?....


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VIDEO: Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, September 05, 2019

...video Hawaii residents are leaving the state in record numbers....


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Hawaii 'Throwback Rule' Keeps Business Out
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, September 04, 2019

...Throwback rules can yield exceedingly high and often uncompetitive levels of taxation for some businesses, to the point that the outmigration they generate can more than offset any revenue gains from taxing “nowhere income.”....


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Tattered Flags
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, September 04, 2019

... It has been about 6 weeks since this debacle started ....


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Build a Wall? Mokapu Wall Money Moves to Border
by Ed Case Wednesday, September 04, 2019

...Action specifically affects $32 million in already-appropriated priority projects for Hawai’i....


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DoTax Deploys Final Phase of Tech Upgrade
by News Release Wednesday, September 04, 2019

...With this final installment, the department will add cigarette/tobacco, fuel and liquor taxes to the new system, completing the configurations needed to administer all Hawaiʻi taxes....


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Regents Chair: University Must Lead Effort for Mauna Kea Resolution
by News Release Tuesday, September 03, 2019

"...I hope that the call to this action frees our president to lead in this direction, fortifies those leaders already working toward this end, and inspires other Hawaiʻi leaders, both in our Hawaiian community and in other sectors, to seek the same outcome...."


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RAND: Chinese Influence in Micronesia
by News Release Tuesday, September 03, 2019

...America's Pacific Island Allies -- The Freely Associated States and Chinese Influence....


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Can Tulsi Gabbard Protect India's Government from Sanctions?
by News Article Monday, September 02, 2019

... Everybody knows Gabbard is running for President because Chris Butler seeks recognition from mainstream Hinduism in India.  But what does India want in exchange? ....


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2019 Report: Fixed Wireline Broadband Speeds in Hawaii
by News Release Monday, September 02, 2019

...reports are based upon an analysis of Hawaii data obtained from consumer-initiated wireline speed tests taken using Speedtest....


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Thirty Years of State Tax, Part 1
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 01, 2019

...the taxes that have changed the most dramatically in the past 30 years....


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OHA: Crabbe Spent Last Month in Office Hiding From Auditors
by Andrew Walden Saturday, August 31, 2019

...Crabbe managed to hide from Auditors who were present at OHA HQ June 3 through June 14, 2019....


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DHHL-HDoT: Joint Statement on Mauna Kea Access Road
by News Release Friday, August 30, 2019

"...Mauna Kea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of DOT...."


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How to give everybody a raise
by Kelii Akina Friday, August 30, 2019

...Lowering the cost of living would make everyone’s pay go further, especially the less fortunate....


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Case and Akina discuss future of Jones Act
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 30, 2019

...During his first term in Congress, from 2002 to 2007, Case introduced three bills to reform the Jones Act.... 


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