Friday, May 24, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Friday, May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 'Wildly irresponsible betrayal' Kishimoto Freaks Out Over UIPA Request
  2. Let’s get smart about government spending
  3. Judiciary Seeks Applicants to Discipline Wayward Lawyers
  4. How the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too
  5. Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
  6. Homicide detective who helped investigate Kealoha mailbox theft asked ‘Why us?’
  7. Someone earning $67,500 a year on Oahu is now considered ‘low-income’
  8. 88,000 Cesspool Lawsuits: Injection well case settlement deferred after council panel deadlocks on vote
  9. Despite shortage of beds for Big Island’s homeless men, shelter’s expansion hits red tape
  10. Big Island Residents Express Concerns Over Road Usage Charge
  11. Cost Concerns Raised Regarding Proposed Palehua Wind Farm
  12. Arson Suspected As Bulldozer, Excavator Burn At Sherwood Forest
  13. Jails to Expand on Big Island, Maui, Kauai

Thursday, May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Debunk: Sierra Club Fluff Piece on Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
  2. To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?
  3. Does Legalizing Uber and Lyft 'Take' The Property Of Taxi Companies?
  4. Ige Administration Announces Job Openings
  5. ‘You are going to have to decide’: Prosecutors, defense make opening statements in Kealoha trial
  6. Police sergeant pleads not guilty, requests jury trial
  7. Honolulu Climate Change Commission to Hear Carbon Tax Presentation
  8. TVR Taxes Boost Kauai Budget $33.8M
  9. “Our system almost encourages spending at the back end”
  10. Hanalei Bay Filth: DoH Contradicts Surfrider
  11. Rep Ward: Shortfalls Of The 2019 Legislative Session
  12. US sees biggest slump in tourism for four years

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DBEDT Predicts Anemic Economy for Years to Come
  2. Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States
  3. Mandatory Abortion and Sex Change: Hawaii AG Sues Trump
  4. VIDEO: Hirono, Megaphone, Abortion, 8th Graders
  5. Council might take Police Commission to court over Louis Kealoha’s legal fees
  6. Kealoha Trial Begins Today
  7. Ewa Villages Crook Gets State Pension—Owes $1M Fines
  8. There’s Still No Word On How Much Honolulu Rail Will Cost —To Ride
  9. New Affordable Housing law incentivizes building walk-up apartments
  10. Maui: Affordable Units Sit Empty for Decade Because They Are State-Owned
  11. New proposal would allow reserved street parking for car sharing companies
  12. Hawaii has seen a 50% jump in tourists since 1989, but spending has remained flat
  13. Ige Walked Away from Plan for Puunene Jail
  14. Mahi Pono GM Larry Nixon resigns
  15. Lawyer Upset Because Not Offered Settlement in Dead Tweeker Case
  16. Hawaii Child Molester Stupidly Leaves State—Gets Jailed
  17. Indecisive Crackpots Now Say Global Warming will Add 6 Feet to Sea Level in Next 80 Years
  18. Hawaii GOP looking ahead to ‘a new day’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lyon Corruption: Will Peter Christian Run or Turn Himself In? 
  2. Maui Injection Wells Settlement Could Lead to 1000s of Lawsuits
  3. Privacy vs Big Tech: Will Hawaii HB702 Spur US Congress to Act?
  4. Jury pool for the Kealoha trial narrowed down to less than 50 people
  5. Bills On Ige’s Desk Could Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Out
  6. Unions, Hotels Pressures Ige To Veto Pro-Airbnb Bill
  7. Jones Act expensive
  8. Subminimum Wages for Disabled: Will US Congress Act where Hawaii Legislature Did Not?
  9. Hawaii ranked 8th highest state for number of missing persons per capita
  10. Sen. Mazie Hirono Says She Told 8th Graders Their Abortion Rights are Under Attack
  11. 100 Quacks Looking for Victims: End-of-life doula training took place here recently
  12. Defending Convicted Child Molester, Michael Green Slimes Victim
  13. Soft on Crime: Tweeker, Arsonist, Thief avoids jail time for stealing vehicles while on probation

Monday, May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best States for Military Retirees? Hawaii 41st
  2. Video: Inside NSA Hawaii, the "front lines" of intelligence gathering
  3. Permitting reform update
  4. Hawaiʻi Jail Operating With Less Than Half The Normal Staff
  5. Hospitals move services to outpatient facilities
  6. HTDC Builds Big Empty Building at Kakaako Makai
  7. Caldwell likely to sign Affordable Rentals Bill
  8. UH Manoa Students Among Most Unhappy
  9. Solution to Homeless Criminals and Drug Addicts in Chinatown—More Police
  10. Ewa Shooting Case Dismissed After Prosecutors Miss Deadline

Sunday, May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gut-n-Replace 2019
  2. Tulsi Gabbard Campaign Funded by Putin Apologists
  3. Bill to cut pensions for convicted government employees stalled for years
  4. Competitor Exploits ‘Public Trust Doctrine’ to Destroy Kauai Small Business
  5. Puana Says she wants to Testify 
  6. Ala Moana Home Invasion Suspect Once Scored $462K State Settlement
  7. Hundreds of Mentally Ill Homeless may be forced into treatment
  8. Latest Excuse: Tent City Problems Caused by Release of Criminals
  9. Hawaii Jails Rough on Transsexual Criminals

Saturday, May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Putting a spike into pension spiking
  2. Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
  3. HGEA: Contract Negotiations go to Arbitration
  4. HGEA / UPW / HSTA: Opt Out Today
  5. How a Robbery suspect was released from custody days before brazen attack 
  6. Ala Moana Home Invasion Suspect Once Scored $462K State Settlement
  7. What Does it Take to get ONE Homeless Shelter-Refuser to Accept a ‘Free’ Apartment in Kakaako?
  8. Kealoha Grandmother won’t be able to testify in person at Kealoha trial
  9. Maui Council Gives Big Wet Kiss to King Biofuel Biz
  10. PUC Approval Being Used to Leverage Lower Geothermal Costs?
  11. Lalamilo Windfarm Sues—Demands Water Rate Payers buy Useless Electricity
  12. Energy efficiency bill awaits Gov. David Ige’s signature
  13. Maui: Pay raises for council, mayor are put on hold
  14. Recycling Public Officials
  15. 30 years ago, Maui development set the course for modern protections of iwi kupuna
  16. Boats Sinking All Over Ala Wai
  17. Anti-Military Activists’ Trick to Make Military Look Secretive

Friday, May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HAWSCT: PUC Must Consider Whether Renewable Biofuel Energy Plant Might Impact Property Right To Clean And Healthful Environment
  2. Micronesian Presidents to meet Trump at White House
  3. Ige Appoints Aila DHHL Director
  4. UH Regents Vote to Freeze Tuition
  5. UHERO: Counties see synchronized slowing
  6. Untested ‘Fireproofing’ Plan to retrofit Honolulu rail cars
  7. Honolulu mayor warns critics to keep rail on track after Feds Cancel California Hi Speed Rail Project
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court to determine whether state did its job to oversee Pohakuloa Training Area
  9. Big Island: Ex-cops, two others make initial court appearances
  10. Judge dismisses two prosecution witnesses in Kealoha case
  11. Insiders Still Pushing Massive Raises for top 40 Hawaii Co Execs
  12. Last-Minute Opposition Almost Derailed Smartphone Privacy Bill In House
  13. Legal records creating potential safety hazard for state courts
  14. Ewa Beach seeks to reclaim a park long known as a magnet for crime
  15. How Did A Long-Discussed Beach Park Project Sneak Up On Waimanalo?
  16. Zuckerberg Kuleana lawsuit moves on

Thursday, May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Trump Administration Copies Hawaii Pay-for-Outcomes Medical System
  2. America's Senior Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
  3. Oahu Final PIT Homeless Report Released
  4. Big Island: Alleged Crooked Cop was in Running to Become Chief
  5. Report: Oahu’s homeless population falls 1% –not 4%
  6. Clear out Bum Feeding Operation to Clean up Chinatown
  7. Will Farmers Have Any Water After Dec 31?
  8. Wind Farm Pushing Plan to Murder 265 Bats—Uses Sound System as Excuse for Approval
  9. Major Maui Water Pollution Case May End Soon
  10. Maui: Bill would restrict use of plastic foodware
  11. Airbnb claims it could have collected $64M in taxes for Hawaii last year
  12. ‘Action plan’ necessary for county to access federal disaster recovery grant
  13. OSHA Fines Big Island Bus System
  14. Another DoE SPED Success Story: 8-year-old with autism served with restraining order
  15. Snorkel Rentals Kill: Searching For Answers To Unexplained Snorkeling Deaths

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gabbard Defends Fringe Leaders’ Rights After Facebook Ban
  2. Lawyers for Hawaii Gun Carry Lawsuit File Supreme Court Brief in New York Case
  3. JP Morgan Report Highlights Hawaii Pension Problems
  4. Give OHA a Piece of Your Mind
  5. Hawaii: 2nd Highest Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses
  6. Honolulu: Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
  7. Drug, Gambling Charges Filed Against Big Island Cops Kaneshiro Refused to Prosecute
  8. Kealoha Lawyers Name Reporter as ‘Witness’ to Block Her from Courtroom
  9. From ‘Flying Carpets’ to the Kealohas: Hawaii’s Rich History of Scandal
  10. City council overrides mayor’s veto of a bill that will lower property taxes  
  11. Maui Council Hikes Property Taxes Even More than Mayor
  12. Unity House Scammers Trying to Force Way Back onto Waikiki Beach
  13. PUC to HELCO: Work to restore power to PGV requires approval, public hearing
  14. Collapse of Recycling Market May force Changes in Hawaii County polystyrene ban
  15. Honolulu police and local residents team up to ‘take back’ Chinatown from homeless
  16. Sovereignty Activist Builds Homeless Tent City in Downtown Hilo
  17. Catholic congregations are shrinking across the state
  18. 248 Lucky Prisoners Transferred to Arizona
  19.  Chinese Spy had Hawaii Connections
  20. Anti-GMO Cowden Gives All-Expense Paid Russian Propaganda Trip to Another Activist

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
  2. Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked
  3. Hawaii Republican Convention Reelects Ostrov Chair
  4. Grassroot: 2019 Hawaii Legislature Review
  5. "Equality" Act Hits Rewind on the Rights of Women
  6. HSTA Evaluates Legislative Session
  7. HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools 
  8. Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
  9. Petition: Support DOE Budget Transparency to Improve Public Education in Hawaii
  10. Caldwell Lied About Rail-related Tax Hikes
  11. HART Poised To Approve $1.4 Million To Combat Bird Droppings
  12. Keanu Sai claims “diplomatic immunity” shields him from latest round of fraud allegations
  13. Trisha Watson: Everybody Liked the Kealohas when they were ‘at the top of their game’
  14. Kahala businessman stunned to be labelled ‘possible suspect’ in Kealoha mailbox theft
  15. Ford Fuchigami to return to Hawaii transportation department in civil service job
  16. Plaintiffs revise settlement in injection well case
  17. COFA Migrant Numbers Increase In Hawaii, Guam
  18. City slow to address fights, filth and lewdness that plague Waikiki pavilions
  19. Tweeker Stays Homeless for 23 years
  20. A closer look at Hawaii's temporary restraining orders
  21. Tulsi Gabbard Joins Sex Strike
  22. Attorney Crystal Rose Selected as KSBE Trustee

Monday, May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DHHL Planning Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing
  2. Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
  3. Just the Beginning: Rubbish Fee and Property tax Hike Secretly Designed to cover Honolulu rail costs
  4. Caldwell Should Cancel Blaisdell Project to Pay for Rail
  5. Lyon Bribery: Hawaii engineer to be sentenced
  6. Potential jurors in Kealoha case line up at Blaisdell
  7. Kawailoa Windfarm Will Kill about 200 more bats than originally expected
  8. ACLU Hawaii expands Title IX lawsuit against DOE to a class action lawsuit
  9. Democrats Move to Eliminate Positions reserved for Independents, Republicans on Hawaii County Boards and Commissions
  10. Website Photos of Homeless Drug Mayhem in Chinatown
  11. Condo Associations May Be On Verge Of Gaining More Foreclosure Power
  12. Maybe Hirono Should Be A ‘Badass’ On Local Issues Too
  13. American Shipping Is Dying. But We Can Bring It Back

Sunday, May 12, 2019
May 12, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A Threat to Judicial Independence
  2. Keanu Sai, Dexter Kalama: Sovereignty Activists Mortgage Fraud in Court (Again)
  3. Corruption in Hawaii: Complacency Starts at the Top
  4. Rail: Fed-Forced City Payment Just the Beginning of Billions
  5. Special Session to Fix Water Mess?  Amid Finger-pointing, Nobody Knows How Water Will Flow After Dec 31
  6. Punatic Senator Ruderman Exposed as Anti-Vaxxer
  7. Fake ‘Evaluation’ Coming for DoE Sup’t
  8. Chinatown Held Hostage by 172 Bums
  9. Homelessness and Drugs: Legislature Didn’t do Much to Solve Mental health Crisis
  10. Permitting fines for pot crimes may not help many
  11. UH Shark Researchers push back against Hawaii shark protection bill

Saturday, May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FSM Congress Elects New President
  2. Wahiawa Hospital: New Partnership Supports Mental Health Needs
  3. Joan Conrow: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate
  4. Tuition freeze proposal to go before UH regents
  5. Carlos Penaloza recommended as next Leeward Community College chancellor
  6. “Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information
  7. State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits
  8. Rep. Cabanilla Praises Decision to NOT fund Girls Locker Room for Campbell HS
  9. Maui Council Giving Big Fat Tax Bonus to Council Chair’s Pacific Biodiesel—While Raising Taxes on the Little People
  10. Maui Council OKs higher property tax rates for most
  11. Kauai County Council Hikes Property Taxes, TVR and Hotel Taxes
  12. SB1292: State TVR Tax Incentive for Counties to do Nothing 
  13. Bill 89: Abolish 30-day Rentals
  14. Corps of Engineers tries to address ‘misunderstanding’ about flood project
  15. 50% of School Bus Drivers Could Lose License
  16. Homeless Enablers Offer Free Food at Kailua Pier
  17. Animal Liberation Nuts Buying up Ookala Dairy Cows to Make Sure They Can’t Help Build a New Dairy 

Friday, May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Biomess: Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns PUC Approval of Hu Honua
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 8, 2019
  3. Audit the Rail: Why does it matter?
  4. Legislature pau, but its new taxes live on
  5. UH Law School Confab Outlines Plan to Sue Big Oil Over ‘Climate Change’
  6. Latest filing in Kealoha trial could lead to another delay
  7. Honolulu Socialists Organizing ‘Community Bail Fund’ – Raise $198 dollars so far
  8. Senators convene working group to address water use    
  9. Ige Admin Will Issues Long Term Water Leases
  10. Pine on Ice as Menor chairs 2 committees under new Council plan
  11. Airbnb and Miami Beach Are at War. Travelers Are Caught in the Crossfire.
  12. Hawaii Co Council scraps plan for behind-the-scenes budget panel after getting state’s opinion
  13. Maui Council Connections: King Can Vote on Land Developer’s Interests
  14. Suit alleges woman wrongfully spent 75 days at Hawaii jail because of a mistake
  15. Honolulu Police Department was working on detainer for released OCCC inmate
  16. Relatives of OCCC inmate who was fatally shot after escape to sue state
  17. Cops, Prosecutors Want Gov To Veto Seized Property Bill
  18. Rod Becker Will Stay At State Budget Agency — But Not In The Top Job
  19. A Maui homeless camp was cleared due to community complaints
  20. NIMBYs Still Have a Chance to Kill Affordable Housing Project
  21. Maui Tells High Court To Reverse CWA Ruling Amid Deal Talks
  22. UH Jocks Slightly Below Average

Thursday, May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
  2. Who will be the Next Hawaiian Homelands Director?
  3. Ethics: No Union Logo on City Uniforms
  4. Feds Forcing UH to Shutter Chinese Communist Spy Center ‘Confucius Institute’?
  5. City Council Defers Measures to Crack Down On Vacation Rentals
  6. Ookala dairy ending operations ahead of schedule
  7. Attorney linked to Kealoha investigation facing suspension from practice of law
  8. Witness: Trisha Watson a ‘Close Friend’ of Katherine Kealoha
  9. Mrs Kaniela Ing Writes Report to Create a New Position for Herself
  10. Former Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands Is Back At Agency In A New Job
  11. HB1453: Steer Patients to Urgent Care not ER
  12. Legislators Micro-Manage Your Health
  13. Hawaii Put This Woman On A Child Neglect List — And Now She Can’t Fight It

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
May 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. No, Honolulu’s beaches aren’t going to disappear in 20 years
  2. The Role and Impact of Law Enforcement in Transporting Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
  3. Hawaii DOE Pitches '2030 Promise Plan'
  4. Ige: New Rules for EIS Process
  5. Best States for New College Grads--Hawaii 49th
  6. UH: 95% of our Students Tell Us They are Brainwashed 
  7. Federal investigations of Hawaii institutions ‘unprecedented’
  8. Federal officials insist Honolulu step up its funding of rail
  9. Sources: UPW Member who died at Halawa prison was found with a knife in his chest—Was Accused Child Molester    
  10. After manhunt, DPS Makes Excuses for release of Wanted Felon  from OCCC
  11. Soft on Crime: Rape Case Against Work Release Inmate Tossed out on Technicality
  12. DOCARE spent thousands on tasers. Four years later, they remain unused
  13. Alleged Maui Jail Rioter Sentenced for Police Impound Lot Break-in
  14. Wahiawa Hospital to become Stabilization Center for Mentally Ill
  15. Rate increases boost Hawaiian Electric Industries’ earnings 13.5%
  16. HECO, PUC Look for Excuses to Justify Expensive Battery Farms
  17. Hawaii County Missing Transportation Money Found Buried at State DoT
  18. Anderson Elected Chairman Honolulu Council

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
May 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senators, Developers Set for Hong Kong-Singapore Junket
  2. UH Legislative Recap: Challenging yet successful session
  3. Want an Energy Revolution?
  4. Trump Reportedly Caves on Jones Act Waiver
  5. Audio: Akina Interviewed on KSSK ‘Perry & the Posse’
  6. Ron Paul Tells Russia Today: Tulsi Gabbard is the Best Candidate
  7. Kealoha mailbox trial – 148 witnesses
  8. Kouchi recovering after surgery
  9. HB1032: Last Minute Change Privatizes only Lanai small boat harbor
  10. Proposed rules to manage Mauna Kea Designed to Keep Public off Mountain
  11. How Many Millions Will Legislature Pour into Affordable Housing?
  12. After 16 years, Kauai finally gets residential drug treatment center for teens that OHA Once Blocked
  13. To shore up finances, Wahiawa General will stop doing surgeries
  14. Council considers caps on vacation rentals, fines of up to $50,000 for rule breakers
  15. Rental Crackdown Threatens North Shore’s Prosperity
  16. Kakaako Homeless Population Grows While City And State Dither Over Land Transfer
  17. Manhunt underway for convicted felon who was accidentally released from OCCC
  18. Van Owned by Miske’s Kamaaina Termite Co Involved in Fatal Accident

Monday, May 06, 2019
May 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Conflict of Interest? Judge Hiraoka’s Adventures in Dubinland
  2. OHA board approves revisions to trustee protocol allowance
  3. Hawaii Republican Party Convention Set for May 11
  4. Honolulu 5th-lowest Small Business Growth
  5. Star-Adv: Spur relocation from lava zone
  6. Puna: 50 Lawsuits Against Lloyd’s
  7. Tourist Growth Concentrated on TVRs and Timeshares  
  8. Kauai County nearing contract to track illegal TVRs
  9. Grab is on for West Maui Water
  10. NIMBYs propose county buy Affordable Kona Vistas subdivision parcel and turn it into ‘Open Space’
  11. Good News: Reducing Hawaii Carbon-Based Transportation Delayed Again
  12. The Death of SB1374 Retirement Savings Program
  13. Neighborhood Watch Volunteers Sought
  14. Alleged Molesters Locked up Awaiting Latest Trial
  15. Controversial Chinatown liquor store's license renewal up for review
  16. New Federal Rules Block Driver’s Licenses For Micronesians In Hawaii

Sunday, May 05, 2019
May 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Waimea DHHL Association Seeks Federal Recognition as Indian Tribe
  2. Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
  3. Carbon Credits
  4. Mazie Hirono’s rancorous attacks play into Trump game plan
  5. Hawaii to Sue Oil Companies for ‘Climate Change’?
  6. List of Failed Ethics-related Bills
  7. Legislature Warns on Voter Fraud
  8. Kauai Audit to Target ‘Pension Spiking’
  9. Kim’s proposed $583.9M budget is up 12.7% – 93 New ‘Positions’
  10. Andy Winer, Longtime Schatz Chief Of Staff, Is Leaving
  11. Bill aims to prevent Annoying Tourists From Parking
  12. Hawaii’s asset-forfeiture reforms go long way to restore public trust in police


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Census: Oahu Population Declines Again
by News Release Friday, May 24, 2019

...Oahu population is down 12,612 from its 2016 peak....


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'Wildly irresponsible betrayal' Kishimoto Freaks Out Over UIPA Request
by News Release Friday, May 24, 2019

"...On behalf of EIH, we are prepared to litigate this matter to the full extent necessary...."


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Let’s get smart about government spending
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 24, 2019

...Kauai is looking at a budget increase of 10.7%; Honolulu, 8.6%; Maui 8.1%; and Hawaii County 12.7%....


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How the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 24, 2019

...John Dunham, president of the highly regarded New York-based economic consulting firm John Dunham & Associates, will appear at two Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheons....


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Judiciary Seeks Applicants to Discipline Wayward Lawyers
by News Release Friday, May 24, 2019

...Applicants Sought for Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court....


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Debunk: Sierra Club Fluff Piece on Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
by Andrew Walden Thursday, May 23, 2019

...Apparently nobody at the Sierra Club Magazine knows what a penny stock tout is....


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Ige Administration Announces Job Openings
by News Release Thursday, May 23, 2019

...Ige is recruiting qualified and dedicated individuals who are interested in working for state government....


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Does Legalizing Uber and Lyft 'Take' The Property Of Taxi Companies?
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, May 22, 2019

...taxi companies in several cities have brought lawsuits claiming that legalizing ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft violates the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment....


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To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, May 22, 2019

... the GE Tax accounts for 37.2% of State revenue, Hawaii ranks 9th most dependent....


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VIDEO: Hirono, Megaphone, Abortion, 8th Graders
by Video Video Wednesday, May 22, 2019

...“And then, the boys who were there among the sixty, I told them, you know, it’s kind of hard for a woman to get pregnant without you guys,” she said....


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DBEDT Predicts Anemic Economy for Years to Come
by News Release Wednesday, May 22, 2019

...DBEDT expects that Hawaii’s economy will continue the slower growth for the next few years between 1.2 and 1.4 percent....


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Mandatory Abortion and Sex Change: Hawaii AG Sues Trump
by News Release Wednesday, May 22, 2019

...a Final Rule issued by the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, which seeks to expand the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide necessary health care on the basis of businesses’ or employees’ “religious beliefs or moral convictions....”


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Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States
by News Release Tuesday, May 21, 2019

...Today, many citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia serve in the United States military....


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Lyon Corruption: Will Peter Christian Run or Turn Himself In?
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, May 21, 2019

...Four years ago, Panuelo’s predecessor as FSM President, Peter Christian, didn’t go to the White House.  Instead he began his administration by meeting in Pohnpei at his Cliff Rainbow Hotel with corrupt Hawaii businessman Jim Lyon....


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Best States for Military Retirees? Hawaii 41st
by News Article Monday, May 20, 2019

...the average officer is only 45 years old — 42 for non-disability enlisted personnel — upon retirement from service....


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Tulsi Gabbard Campaign Funded by Putin Apologists
by News Article Sunday, May 19, 2019

...But the list of controversial donors to Gabbard, as detailed by her filings with the Federal Election Committee, doesn’t end there....


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Gut-n-Replace 2019
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 19, 2019

...the law’s discrimination against nonresidents was prohibited by a part of the U.S. Constitution that the deputy attorney general didn’t consider.  “Oops,” the deputy said....


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HGEA / UPW / HSTA: Opt Out Today
by News Release Saturday, May 18, 2019

...Today, state and local public employees can choose whether they want to join a union....


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HGEA: Contract Negotiations go to Arbitration
by News Release Saturday, May 18, 2019

...Unit 9 has completed their arbitration hearing. We anticipate a decision will be rendered early this summer....


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Hawaii: How Safe is Your Hospital?
by News Release Saturday, May 18, 2019

...Patients at “C” hospitals on average face an 88% greater risk of avoidable death....


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Putting a spike into pension spiking
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 17, 2019

...The first step is admitting you have a problem....


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UHERO: Counties see synchronized slowing
by UH ERO Friday, May 17, 2019

...each has seen a falloff in tourism activity and a slowing of employment growth in a number of sectors....


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Ige Appoints Aila DHHL Director
by News Release Friday, May 17, 2019

...Aila’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation....


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UH Regents Vote to Freeze Tuition
by News Release Thursday, May 16, 2019

...the proposed schedule also includes decreases in resident and non-resident graduate school tuition rates that will increase the university’s competitiveness in attracting graduate students....


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Micronesian Presidents to meet Trump at White House
by News Release Thursday, May 16, 2019

...This will be the first time all three Freely Associated States (FAS) leaders are hosted together at the White House by a United States president....


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HAWSCT: PUC Must Consider Whether Renewable Biofuel Energy Plant Might Impact Property Right To Clean And Healthful Environment
by Robert Thomas Thursday, May 16, 2019

...the court's conclusion that the property right to a clean and healthful environment not only requires the PUC to conduct an administrative trial, but that as part of the trial, the agency must expressly consider "the reduction of [greenhouse gas] emissions"....


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Trump Administration Copies Hawaii Pay-for-Outcomes Medical System
by News Release Thursday, May 16, 2019

...incentivize providers to reduce hospital utilization and total cost of care by potentially significantly rewarding them through performance-based payment adjustments based on their performance....


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America's Senior Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
by News Release Thursday, May 16, 2019

...Low prevalence of obesity....


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Honolulu: Lowest Starting Salaries in USA
by News Article Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...Honolulu and Pearl City tie with Juneau, AK as the cities with the lowest average starting salaries when adjusted for cost of living.... 


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Hawaii: 2nd Highest Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses
by News Article Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...Hawaii combined pass-through business income tax rate 43.7%, second only to California....


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Give OHA a Piece of Your Mind
by Video Video Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...OHA will host eight community meetings across the state to inform the public about the planning process and to hear from our beneficiaries....


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JP Morgan Report Highlights Hawaii Pension Problems
by News Article Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...Hawaii was third behind Illinois and New Jersey for how much of its total revenue would be required to pay off its unfunded retirement liabilities over the next 30 years....


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Lawyers for Hawaii Gun Carry Lawsuit File Supreme Court Brief in New York Case
by News Article Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...Those unfamiliar with the Hawaii case may wonder what it has to do with the New York action, and the answer to that is that the notoriously anti-gun Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals tied the two together....


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Gabbard Defends Fringe Leaders’ Rights After Facebook Ban
by News Article Wednesday, May 15, 2019

...Democratic Hawaii Rep. and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard criticized Facebook for banning fringe leaders during her appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast Monday....


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Hawaii to Sue over Global Warming? UH Law School Debunked
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2019

...the idea of suing America’s energy industry for climate change-related conduct and harms has been rejected many times, including by the highest court in the land....


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Petition: Support DOE Budget Transparency to Improve Public Education in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2019

...It remains unclear exactly how the DOE’s nearly $1.9 billion operating budget is being spent due to the complex, non-transparent nature of its budget. This is not to mention the roughly $1 billion in other expenses that make up the almost $3 billion DOE budget....


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Hawaii Drivers Have High GPA and Low Test Scores
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2019

... their reported average GPA ranks them amongst the top five smartest states in the country ... (BUT) ... Hawaii has the lowest mean ACT score on this list and the fifth lowest in the United States .... 


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HSTA: Stop Ranking our Failing Schools
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2019

... Ranking schools based largely on test results perpetuates the failed "test and punish" culture of the past -- HSTA ....


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HSTA Evaluates Legislative Session
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2019

...HB1070: Tenured and probationary teachers will no longer have to pay their own licensure fees....


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Source: Esther Kia’aina and Andy Winer Warned Jim Lyon About Investigation
by Andrew Walden Monday, May 13, 2019

... Winer’s resignation as Sen Brian Schatz’ Chief of Staff was announced in the media, May 4, 2019.  Kia'aina is reportedly under consideration for top jobs at DHHL and OHA ....


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Grassroot: 2019 Hawaii Legislature Review
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 13, 2019

...good news and bad news for Hawaii's taxpayers during this past legislative session....


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"Equality" Act Hits Rewind on the Rights of Women
by Hawaii Family Forum Monday, May 13, 2019

... This week Congress will vote on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of sex throughout federal law .... 


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Hawaii Republican Convention Reelects Ostrov Chair
by Brett Kulbis Monday, May 13, 2019

...With an overwhelming majority of the votes State Chair Shirlene Ostrov was re-elected for another two years. With the same overwhelming majority of votes or by acclimation her hand picked slate of candidates were also elected....


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Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
by News Article Monday, May 13, 2019

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....


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DHHL Planning Multi-Family Complexes and Rental Housing
by News Release Monday, May 13, 2019

...DHHL is accepting comments regarding proposed administrative rules for Planned Communities, Multi-Family Complexes, and Rental Housing until Monday, May 13, 2019....


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A Threat to Judicial Independence
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 12, 2019

... We control the purse strings, so we said no to a lot of their money. They reversed some of their decisions. We gave them some money. So the tension worked ....


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State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits
by Tax Foundation Saturday, May 11, 2019

... Hawaii: Combined State-Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate 26.1% ....


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“Rap Back” or Rip-Off? Aloha State Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information
by News Article Saturday, May 11, 2019

...In Hawaii, state law imposes a registration requirement on almost all firearms. Under a bill signed into law in June 2016, Hawaii became the first state to couple this registration requirement to the Rap Back service....


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Carlos Penaloza recommended as next Leeward Community College chancellor
by News Release Saturday, May 11, 2019

...Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton has recommended to University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner the appointment of Carlos Penaloza as the next chancellor for Leeward Community College. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2019....


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FSM Congress Elects New President
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 10, 2019

...The FSM Congress elected Pohnpei Senator David W. Panuelo President and Kosrae Senator Yosiwo P. George as Vice President....


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Joan Conrow: From anti-GMO journalist to crop biotech advocate
by Audio Audio Friday, May 10, 2019

...once she saw how anti-GMO groups operate and began investigating the science behind biotechnology, she changed her mind....


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Wahiawa Hospital: New Partnership Supports Mental Health Needs
by News Release Friday, May 10, 2019

...there may be as many as 30 stabilization beds at WGH by early next year....


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Legislature pau, but its new taxes live on
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 10, 2019

...The Hawaii Legislature approved 303 bills, among which were measures clarifying what people must do in crosswalks with countdown timers, determining who is allowed to drive “low speed electric bicycles,” and expanding the prohibition on the capturing or killing of manta rays to all rays. ...


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Biomess: Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns PUC Approval of Hu Honua
by News Release Friday, May 10, 2019

...the PUC erred by failing to explicitly consider the reduction of GHG emissions in approving the Amended PPA, as required by statute....


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Audit the Rail: Why does it matter?
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 09, 2019

..."What now for rail?" was the question considered by three prominent guests at a sold-out luncheon event sponsored last week by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 8, 2019
by News Release Thursday, May 09, 2019

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


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Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 09, 2019

...The Hawaii Constitution also has a clause that protects citizens from excessive fines, making it even more likely that someone will challenge the enormous fines associated with this proposal....


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Ethics: No Union Logo on City Uniforms
by News Release Thursday, May 09, 2019

...allowing a non-city entity's logo to be adopted as part of the official uniform would give the non-city entity preferential treatment....


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Who will be the Next Hawaiian Homelands Director?
by Video Video Wednesday, May 08, 2019

...Three Potential Replacements Would Only Make It Worse....


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No, Honolulu’s beaches aren’t going to disappear in 20 years
by News Article Wednesday, May 08, 2019

... Another climate lie bites the dust ....


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UH: 95% of our Students Tell Us They are Brainwashed
by News Release Wednesday, May 08, 2019

... The vast majority of the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa students, 95 percent, are concerned or very concerned about climate change ....


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Best States for New College Grads--Hawaii 49th
by News Article Wednesday, May 08, 2019

"...Years needed to afford down payment: 25.68...."


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Ige: New Rules for EIS Process
by News Release Tuesday, May 07, 2019

...Gov. Ige has set July 30, 2019 as the date he will sign the new rules for the state Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The new rules will take effect on Aug. 9, 2019....


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Hawaii DOE Pitches '2030 Promise Plan'
by News Release Tuesday, May 07, 2019

...a final plan will be presented to the Board of Education early next year....


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The Role and Impact of Law Enforcement in Transporting Individuals with Severe Mental Illness
by News Release Tuesday, May 07, 2019

...Approximately one-third of individuals with severe mental illness have their first contact with mental health treatment through a law enforcement encounter....


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Audio: Akina Interviewed on KSSK ‘Perry & the Posse’
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, May 07, 2019

...Hawaii radio personality Michael W. Perry hosts Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....


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Trump Reportedly Caves on Jones Act Waiver
by News Article Tuesday, May 07, 2019

...members of Congress who spoke with President Trump emerged from the White House projecting supreme confidence that a Jones Act waiver is now effectively off the table....


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Senators, Developers Set for Hong Kong-Singapore Junket
by Gene Ward Tuesday, May 07, 2019

...From May 21-30, 2019, a delegation comprised of State Senators and local housing developers will visit Singapore and Hong Kong....


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Want an Energy Revolution?
by News Article Monday, May 06, 2019

...It won’t come from renewables—which can never supply all the power we need—but from foundational scientific discoveries....


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UH Legislative Recap: Challenging yet successful session
by News Release Monday, May 06, 2019

...Kalbert Young, UH vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares his analysis of the 2019 legislative session....


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