Monday, November 11, 2019
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Yellow ‘Kanaka Maoli’ Flag has no Historical Lineage—Was Invented by T Shirt Vendors in 1990s
  2. Sovereignty Activists Running Homeless Tent City Ignore Court Orders
  3. County Fees Obstruct Affordable Housing: $19K per Unit Before Construction
  4. Most Hawaii court documents moving online

Sunday, November 10, 2019
November 10, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Do OHA Trustees Have Free Speech?  Board to decide
  2. Grassroot: Honolulu P3s could violate debt limits
  3. A Step Up from Tent Cities
  4. New Building Code Adds 10% to Cost of Home Construction
  5. Hawaii’s 130 state-regulated dams considered deadly if they fail—Kaloko Unrepaired 13 Years After Disaster
  6. $20M federal Grant Diverted to Build Amenity for Kakaako Condos
  7. Farmer sues ‘rogue’ state agency over alleged mistreatment
  8. Three Trump Rallies on Big Island

Saturday, November 09, 2019
November 9, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Retaliation: Rail Contractor on Tape Trying to Get Whistleblower Fired
  2. Only 50 protesters Left at Mauna Kea Camp
  3. Second Bid To Impeach Honolulu’s Top Prosecutor Is Filed
  4. Sen Laura Thielen Not Running for Congress
  5. Maui Council Pushing Property Tax Hikes for Resident Homeowners
  6. HSTA: 43% Incompetent but Getting Paid Anyway
  7. Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Alleged Burglar
  8. Another Hate Crime: Hana men indicted in assault on campers
  9. Billion dollar military radar for Oahu draws the usual critics
  10. WW1 Memorial: Natatorium pool could be restored, reopened in $32 mil project
  11. Warning to Waianae: Accept Tweeker Camp or we will Scatter them Throughout your Neighborhoods
  12. Weeks after opening, new Big Island homeless shelter nearly at capacity
  13. DHHL Construction of first phase of Honomu homestead project could begin in 2020
  14. Board won’t consider constitutionality of vacation rental law
  15. Trump Spends Day in Hawaii, Meets with Ige

Friday, November 08, 2019
November 8, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Astronomers Preparing to Leave Big Island as Perfectly Good Telescopes are Decommissioned
  2. Sen Laura Thielen Will not Run for Reelection
  3. PUC to Hear Kahuku Windfarm Case Nov 22
  4. In Shift, Navy Says It's Weighing Double-Walled Red Hill Fuel Tanks
  5. Sierra Club Sues To Stop Automatic Approval Of Red Hill Fuel Tanks
  6. PIGs at the Trough: Scrum for Money at Competing Hawaii Energy and Climate Meetings
  7. Communists Cheer Kauai Celebrutards Anti-GMO Propaganda Movie
  8. Ritual Exposed as a Fraud: Eco-Priests Blame ‘Dirty recycling’
  9. How Much Grift can Public Employees Accept?  Honolulu Ethics Commission invites public input
  10. Christopher Deedy can be re-tried but only for assault
  11. Kauai police officer arrested following domestic incident
  12. Just Before Veterans Day--Naval Air Museum Barbers Point wrongfully evicted by Airports Division 

Thursday, November 07, 2019
November 7, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Pipe Dream’ Harry Kim Admits Mauna Kea Plan Depends on Convincing Protesters to Support Telescope
  2. Observatories: UH Maunakea Rules written without consulting us—would force closure of productive telescopes
  3. The Dangerous Side Of Honolulu and Maui Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Companies
  4. Hawaii May Subpoena Airbnb for Tax Records of Rental Hosts  
  5. Chang Singapore Plan Requires Massive State Subsidy
  6. Can Trees Provide Carbon Sequestration Benefits and Be Burned to Generate Electricity?
  7. Hawaii County Council Takes Another Step Towards Herbicide Ban
  8. HPD Coverup of Police Chase Before Deadly Kakaako Crash?
  9. Hawaii judges map out efforts to steer mentally ill to treatment instead of jail
  10. Soft on Crime: What happens when a lunatic get probation for Attempted Manslaughter?
  11. Waianae Residents Petition to Block Tweeker Camp from their Neighborhood
  12. Soft on Crime: 29 Priors in 46 Years—Out on Streets Now Arrested for Child Molestation
  13. 51 Years Late: HDoT Finally Tries out ‘Stone Matrix Asphalt’

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bill 40 Plastic Ban: No Bill This Extreme has passed Anywhere
  2. DoE Failure is Hindering Hawaii’s Economy
  3. Mauna Kea: Cost of Not Enforcing the Law—$11M
  4. Police cracking down on vehicles with large banners, flags
  5. City deals another blow to Ala Wai flood project
  6. Citing ‘egregious’ fraud,' judge OKs request for new civil trial against Katherine Kealoha
  7. An unofficial DLNR Instagram page surfaces with ‘public shaming’ tactics
  8. 4,000 TVR Applications on Big Island
  9. With Recycling Fraud Exposed, Hawaii County Council Acts Quickly to Divert Attention Away from H Power
  10. In 2018, lawmakers put up $30M to create Ohana Zones for the homeless. So where are they?
  11. Costs for Hawaii's homeless continue even after they die

Tuesday, November 05, 2019
November 5, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Attorney charged with forging check
  2. ‘Alison Lee Wong’ resurfaces in bizarre federal filing
  3. Maui Injection Wells: Protect the Little Guy from ‘Green’ Elite
  4. Injection Wells Case Goes Before SCOTUS Tomorrow
  5. Solar Lobby Pushing to Outlaw Natural Gas—Drive Up Cost of Housing
  6. Stadium Hucksters Deploy More Corrosion Stories in Effort to Push Thru Re-Development Plan
  7. Recycling changes leave us all asking serious questions
  8. Lawmakers Consider Fixes To Hawaiian Homelands Shortcomings
  9. Most Mauna Kea arrestees reject plea deal
  10. Airbnb agrees to provide host records to Hawaii
  11. LEAD—still trying to beg the homeless to accept shelter
  12. Plan to Move Waianae Tweeker Camp will Cost $4.5M
  13. SURPRISE! Potential new site for Waianae homeless village worries Piliuka Place residents
  14. Trump Activist Cleans up Liberals Homeless Trash
  15. Kiss of Death: Former Maui representative Kaniela Ing endorses Kai Kahele for vacant congressional seat

Monday, November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gabbard: I will Create a ‘New’ Democratic Party—oh and Trump didn’t really Offer me a Cabinet Post
  2. Star-Adv: Mauna Kea rules show good faith
  3. Feds called to resolve rail land dispute
  4. State bankruptcies hit highest level in 5 years
  5. Public Utilities Commission Orders Management Audit of Hawaiian Electric Company
  6. Non-Functional Battery Solar Farm Rips off Lanai Ratepayers for 375% of Normal Rate
  7. With Recycling Fraud Exposed Enviros Try to Talk Down H-Power
  8. DHHL: You Can Skip to the Front of the Waiting List Right Now
  9. Soft on Crime: Felon Attacks Bus Driver (again)

Sunday, November 03, 2019
November 3, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Sacred’ for Rent: KSBE Video Directs Telescope Protesters to focus on Master Lease Payments—$50M is Not Enough
  2. Eco-Phonies: Bill 40 Plastic Ban Just Shifts Externalities to Mainland
  3. Vacation rental applications flood Hawaii Co Planning Department
  4. Political Positioning: Kymberly Pine transforms from collaborator to rebel
  5. So far, U of Hawaii finds no complaint about molester doc

Saturday, November 02, 2019
November 2, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bill 37 Illegal, Could Cost City Billions in Federal Funding
  2. Routine Map Survey Reveals Dole Sold State Its Own Land
  3. Demonstrators opposing Kahuku wind farm project hold sign-waiving fronting Honolulu Hale
  4. Maui Injection Wells: Remember the Enviros Started this Litigation
  5. “Progressives’ on Maui Council Gift Themselves with Free Stays at Wailea Luxury Resort
  6. Maui Hysteria Caucus Decides to Freak out over Mahi Pono Water
  7. Oahu’s first of five village-style homeless projects could begin to rise by Thanksgiving
  8. Kona: Program helps homeless get ID so they can be flown back to the State that flew them here
  9. Follow the money behind the controversial Ala Moana playground plan
  10. Suspect charged with Rachelle Bergeron’s murder was being investigated by her

Friday, November 01, 2019
November 1, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who’s Running for CD2?
  2. Who?  Hawaii communities donate to candidates for 2020 presidential election  
  3. WOTUS: While Politicians Pretend to Pull Case, Maui Lawyers go Further than Trump
  4. March Sentencing Set For Kealohas And Their Co-Conspirators
  5. Singapore Housing Idea back for 2020 Session?
  6. Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019
  7. Hu Honua Scam: Nov 26 Deadline to Submit Comments
  8. After fraud Revealed, Stunned Eco-Religionists Robotically Go Thru Motions of Sacred ‘Recycling’ Rituals
  9. Hundreds of Fish Killed by Fish Ladder Project
  10. Mizuno calls on AG Barr to Investigate NY Homeless ‘Exports’
  11. About Two-Thirds Of Hawaii Middle Schoolers Feel Safe At School
  12. Hawaii Supreme Court Take Up UIPA Case Related to HPD Sgt. Darren Cachola
  13. Fake Sentence: Criminal Gets 20 Years—will be out as Soon as HPA Acts
  14. Big Island woman indicted for murder in connection with foster child’s death
  15. Suspects Arrested, Named in Murder of American Prosecutor on Yap Island
  16. Hawaiians Journey to Park Street Church to Celebrate Commissioning of First Missionaries to Their Islands in 1819

Thursday, October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After 127 Arrests -- Wind plant opponents take break from protest
  2. ‘Shadow Flicker’ And Lost Sleep: Are Kahuku Wind Turbines Too Close To Homes?
  3. Hawaii’s Older Students Lag On ‘Nation’s Report Card’
  4. State charges Maui riot detainees thousands for damages, Gets Sued by Alleged Rioter
  5. Soft on Crime: Released to Terrorize Molokai (again)
  6. 2 ex-adult correctional officers face trials for alleged sex assaults at women’s prison
  7. Program that has police referring 37 Chinatown homeless to services sees positive results
  8. Homeless Reality: Shocking images on Chinatown website aim to spark change
  9. Meth: Kauai councilman released after posting $10,000 bail
  10. Former police officer is charged again with abuse 
  11. Ban on short term vacation rentals leads to influx of long term units for rent
  12. Get the Lead Out: Federal Emergency Team Sent to Patch Caldwell’s Potholes 
  13. 15 Unaccompanied Migrant Children Came To Hawaii In The Past Year 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
October 30, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. As Honolulu police clear roads for wind farm, some ask why the same can’t be done for TMT
  2. Police outnumber demonstrators at Kahuku, Kalaeloa wind-farm protest sites
  3. Kealoha Handed Her Victim off to Another Prosecutor
  4. Meth: Kauai councilman accused of hitting officer with vehicle
  5. Death Row not-a-pimp gets Bail Reinstated
  6. How Honolulu Police Handled A Mental Health Crisis
  7. Judge halts effort to fund Ala Wai flood control project
  8. HMSA plan challenges Hawaii family medicine
  9. Zippy’s says stricter ban on plastics could cause closures
  10. Recycling Doesn’t Work When 3rd World Refuses our Trash
  11. Three DoE Bureaucrats Quitting—Solution?  More Pay Hikes of Course! 
  12. Military Personnel Being Charged Commercial Rate for Electricity?
  13. In Effort to Help Russia, Iran, Syria and India: Tulsi Gabbard Demands US End Saudi Aid, Ties Government To 9/11 Terrorist Hijackers

 


Tuesday, October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: Broken Station Canopies Part of Blackmail Scheme
  2. Telescope site decision imminent – or Not?
  3. Kym Pine and other lesser-known candidates for Honolulu mayor need to build name recognition, analyst says
  4. Djou Running?
  5. Unindicted Conspirator Asks Judge to go Easy on Kealoha
  6. Lawsuit: Last-Minute Honolulu Talk on Mauna Kea Violated Meeting Law
  7. Arrests made in killing of American prosecutor in Micronesia
  8. His conviction was overturned after 2 other men confessed. Why is he being retried?
  9. DOH: More studies needed on infrasound
  10. State’s Position On Harbor Fees Simply Not Right
  11. Molokai Community Health Clinic Pharmacy Program Suddenly Collapses
  12. Obama Oceanfront Compound to be Built in Waimanalo, thus proving he does not believe in Sea Level Rise 

Monday, October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mayoral Race: Pine, Amemiya, Hanabusa
  2. PUC’s Former Lawyer Says Approval Of Kahuku Wind Farm Violated Law—Consumers overcharged by 50%
  3. Overnight Sunday: 19 more demonstrators arrested in Kalaeloa
  4. Kahuku: 111 Arrests so far
  5. Blue Planet Report Card: Hawaii not Sending Enough Money to Elon Musk
  6. Marijuana Dispensaries Warned to stop selling vapes with outside ingredients
  7. Six Years of Fraud at Kauai Government Employees Credit Union
  8. Drug companies paid Hawaii doctors $4.3M last year

Sunday, October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laughing at You: Suspended Kaneshiro Gets $12,000 Pay Raise
  2. Rail All or Nothing with P3: Public should see rail P3 contract
  3. TMT: We need a way forward for all
  4. Delays in clearing TMT protesters pose risks to stability, security
  5. Smarter Balanced Assessment—DoE Insiders Find New Way to Make it Look Good When it isn’t
  6. Give Neighborhood Boards Subpoena Power
  7. Calmer voices seek middle ground on North Shore
  8. Bill 25 standoff reveals difficulty in using green energy as excuse to make housing even more expensive
  9. Yap government warns of rumors in AG murder investigation

Saturday, October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell Coverup: Feds Raid Honolulu Hale--Mayor Hid Knowledge of Raid from Council
  2. Attorney General Considers Forcing out ANOTHER Honolulu Prosecutor
  3. Kahuku wind farm building while legal and regulatory challenges loom
  4. Senator Jill Tokuda, Rep Chris Lee, and Self-Absorbed Airhead Kaniela Ing Considering Run for CD2
  5. Wind farm convoy proceeds without arrests for first time
  6. Molokai Clinic: Free Stuff Stops Falling from Sky When Everybody Quits
  7. Free Stuff: Library Becomes Homeless Center
  8. Waikiki homeless ‘Wounded by Cheap Vodka’
  9. Union for deputy sheriffs stationed at Mauna Kea file grievance over pay
  10. Federal appeals court weighs if Deedy can be tried 3rd time in death of Elderts

Friday, October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laughing at You:  Kealoha $150K Pension ‘Untouchable’
  2. The Fix is In? Former OHA Operative Chairs LUC as Anti-Telescope Appeal Heard
  3. Can we empower real community-based planning?
  4. Judge orders conservator hearing and mental evaluation for Kawananakoa
  5. Police deny teen’s claim of officer mistreatment at wind farm protest
  6. Red Hill Tanks an Engineering Marvel—Cannot be Retrofitted
  7. Bill 40 Will Ban All Plastic—Even Bread Wrappers and Potato Chip bags
  8. Got Cancer, Birth Defects? Anti-GMO Lawyers Can Help You Make Money
  9. Supper Too: School Meals can replace nuclear family
  10. Elementary school principal accused of lying
  11. Kauai Case Opens Door to Unregulated Cable TV Rates

Thursday, October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail Contractor’s Former Lawyer Alleges ‘Illegal’ And ‘Dishonest’ Activity
  2. Kahuku wind farm project rushed to grab soon-to-expire tax credit
  3. City sending demand letter to Louis Kealoha for $250,000 severance payback (this will never be paid)
  4. Teen who chained himself to gate says police used Taser on him at Kalaeloa protest
  5. Businesses along busy urban corridor prepare for a hit as rail construction moves east
  6. P3 Is Yet Another Honolulu Rail Disaster
  7. Communities Need A Real Voice On Big Projects
  8. Maui Enviros think they Can get a Lower Court to Snatch Lahaina Injection Wells Case Away from US Supreme Court, LOL!
  9. City to stop enforcing vacation rentals law at Waikiki tower whose owners sued
  10. Changes for traffic tickets
  11. Hawaii Open Meetings Law Leaves Some Neighborhood Boards Befuddled
  12. How HMSA Killed off Expensive Cancer Patient
  13. PC Panic as UH Faculty Gets Whiter, More Japanese, and More Chinese
  14. Bones found on lofty California peak may be remains of lost Japanese internee
  15. ACLU: Homeless Cookers May Lose their Lab Supplies in Sweeps

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal prosecutors may be interested in what Katherine Kealoha knows about HART, her attorney says
  2. Criminal Probe Into Rail Might Creep Into Honolulu Hale, Attorneys Fear
  3. Kaneshiro’s Hand-Picked Successor Grilled by Council (again)
  4. Misconduct: Honolulu deputy prosecutor taken off case
  5. Latest Trick: Classification of state land on Maunakea summit challenged
  6. Night Four Kahuku
  7. Kahuku: Attorney Battles Windfarm in Court
  8. AES Corporation: Hawai`i Coal, Solar and Wind Power
  9. Solar Seven: Collusion, Price Fixing to Keep Your Electric Rates High
  10. Heart of Darkness of Island Society
  11. Memorial service to be held for American prosecutor killed in Yap
  12. Medical Examiner’s Office Overrun by Homeless Drug Addicts
  13. More Homeless Mayhem: Drugged-out Lunatic Harasses 11-year old boy
  14. Drugs and Urine Force City to Close Downtown Mini Park


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 9, 2019
by News Article Sunday, November 10, 2019

...votes in Congress and bills introduced for week ending Nov 9, 2019....


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An Expensive Charter Crisis on Maui
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 10, 2019

...Who’s going to pay all these attorneys? They don’t work for free....


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Veterans Day Events Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Saturday, November 09, 2019

...events on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai....


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Tupola: Community Members step up to combat sex-trafficking
by News Release Friday, November 08, 2019

...the annual Defend The Family sex-trafficking awareness conference....


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An EIS We’d Like to See
by Grassroot Institute Friday, November 08, 2019

...Some states require an analysis of the potential economic impact of certain legislative proposals — an “economic impact statement,” if you will. Hawaii does not....


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Are Auditor's Recommendations Implemented?
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, November 08, 2019

...This report covers recommendations made in reports issued from 2014-2017....


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OHA Committee Acknowledges It Has No Authority to Discipline Trustee Akina for Speaking Out
by Kelii Akina Friday, November 08, 2019

...OHA's P.I.G. issued a report conceding that OHA has "no recourse” to discipline him, and closed the matter....


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Sierra Club sues to block DoH Permit Approval for Red Hill Tanks
by News Release Friday, November 08, 2019

...The approval deadline is Nov 19, 2019....


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12 Weeks on Mauna Kea: 6,237 Tickets, 60 Arrests
by News Release Friday, November 08, 2019

...stepped-up traffic enforcement efforts on Daniel K. Inouye Highway began on August 15.... 


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Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, November 07, 2019

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....


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Hot Take On The Maui Clean Water Act Arguments
by Robert Thomas Thursday, November 07, 2019

...It all turns on the language of the Clean Water Act, and what does the term "from" mean....


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Maui Sewage Case Makes a Supreme Court Splash
by News Article Thursday, November 07, 2019

“...There are more than 500,000 similar underground injection wells in the country and nearly 6,000 in Hawaii alone....”


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​Fewer years of healthy life for Native Hawaiians, UH study finds
by News Release Thursday, November 07, 2019

...Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi have a shorter life expectancy compared with other racial/ethnic populations in the state....


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OHA premieres new Maui water rights film
by News Release Thursday, November 07, 2019

...The community event, called E Ola I Ka Wai: Elevating Advocacy to Protect Our Precious Waters, is a partnership between OHA and the Waiwai Collective....


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Full Text: Maui Injection Wells Case Oral Arguments Before Supreme Court
by News Release Wednesday, November 06, 2019

..."Their questions were insightful, and I felt that they truly understood the complexity of the issues in this case and the potential effects of the expansion of the Clean Water Act on governmental entities and private properties.”....


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UPDATE: Activists Sabotage Wailuku River Diversion Gates, Responsible for Fish Kill
by News Release Wednesday, November 06, 2019

...Chumbley said vandalism has occurred on Wailuku Water Co. land before, typically during “periods of high emotions and reactions"....


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DLNR: Coral Bleaching wasn't all that bad
by News Release Tuesday, November 05, 2019

... It was all hype.  It always is.  It will be back next year complete with knashing of teeth and pulling of hair ....


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Sue Big Oil for Climate Change? Caldwell Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
by News Release Tuesday, November 05, 2019

...Caldwell and Maui Mayor Victorino both know these suits are doomed.  This is just a cheap way to pander to believers of the eco-religion....


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Mauna Kea-Defining Sacred
by News Release Tuesday, November 05, 2019

... A TMT Panel Discussion Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM, Hawaii State Capitol ....


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Hawaii Counties Among Least Affordable Places for Renters
by News Article Tuesday, November 05, 2019

...We ranked 827 counties by the ratio of rent-to-income....


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Hawaii Highest Mortgage Fees in USA
by News Article Tuesday, November 05, 2019

...and the lowest average interest rates....


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UH Manoa offers 'Land Acknowledgment' to Native Hawaiians
by News Release Monday, November 04, 2019

...University of Hawaii at Manoa Provost Michael Bruno delivered a formal statement paying tribute to the original inhabitants of the land....


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Rep Mizuno calls on AG Barr to Investigate NY Homeless ‘Exports’
by News Release Monday, November 04, 2019

...NYC secretly exports homeless to Hawaii....


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​Want Americans to Buy U.S. Products? Dump the Jones Act
by News Article Monday, November 04, 2019

... the absence of Jones Act asphalt carriers means that Hawaii must import it from abroad ....


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Global Warmers: Everything Makai of King Street will be Drowned
by News Article Monday, November 04, 2019

...Attention Believers: I will buy your Hawaii oceanfront real estate for 10% of assessed value cash money right now.  Save yourself! The End is Near!....


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Honolulu Highest Homeless Veteran Count in USA
by News Article Monday, November 04, 2019

...Honolulu Homeless Veterans per Veteran Population tied for worst in USA -- 46 times higher than first place Virginia Beach, VA....


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OHA approves $103,000 in event grants
by News Release Monday, November 04, 2019

...The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 20 community events that will receive a total of $103,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 3, 2019
by News Article Sunday, November 03, 2019

...votes in Congress and bills introduced from GovTrack.us....


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The Parable of the Two Horses!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 03, 2019

... which horse do you think finished pulling the wagon first? ....


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HTA Releases Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report
by News Release Sunday, November 03, 2019

... The State of Hawai‘i has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this time the number of traditional lodging units, such as hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts has increased minimally ....


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Braving the cold to help Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, November 02, 2019

...energy, housing and occupational licensing. The “best practice” policies we have been learning about here will help us address the economic and social challenges we all face in Hawaii....


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VIDEO: Kahuku Windfarm Protest in Caldwell's Office
by Video Video Saturday, November 02, 2019

...Kahuku residents march in to Caldwell's office to protest windfarm....


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Hawaiians & the Economy: We're in The Same Boat as Everyone!
by Kelii Akina Friday, November 01, 2019

...if we work to do good for all people of Hawai'i, we end up helping Hawaiians....


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Week 11 on Mauna Kea: 454 Tickets, 7 Arrests
by News Release Friday, November 01, 2019

...The combined total of the 11-week long Daniel K. Inouye Highway enhanced traffic enforcement efforts by Hawaiʻi Police Department stands at 5,915 citations issued and 58 persons arrested for 104 offenses....


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NAEP reveals Just How Many DoE Students Can't do 'Basic' Work
by News Release Friday, November 01, 2019

...37% of DoE 4th Graders and 32% of 8th Graders can’t read at a basic level...31% of DoE 4th Graders and 42% of DoE 8th Graders can’t do basic science....


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Full Text: BoR Releases Proposed Maunakea Admin Rules
by News Release Friday, November 01, 2019

...public testimony will be heard by the BoR at UH Hilo Wednesday November 6, 2019....


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Eco-Lawyers to Sue EPA Over Hawaii Plastic Pollution
by News Release Friday, November 01, 2019

...Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration’s Failure to Recognize Plastic Pollution in Hawaiian Waters....


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Lawsuit: How HMSA Ran Down Clock on Expensive Cancer Patient
by News Release Thursday, October 31, 2019

...Unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court Victory Against HMSA for Cancer Patient and Widow....


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First 3 Quarters: Tourism Up, Spending Down
by News Release Thursday, October 31, 2019

...Total visitor arrivals increased 5.5 percent to 7,858,876 in the first three quarters of 2019--spending dropped by 0.1%....


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Hawaii Among Only 7 States to Tax Groceries at Full Rate
by Tax Foundation Thursday, October 31, 2019

...How Does Your State Treat Groceries, Candy, and Soda?....


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HCDA Kakaako Park Transferred to City
by News Release Thursday, October 31, 2019

...16 parcels, including 3 roadways and numerous other public facilities located within an approximately 41-acre, makai section of Kaka‘ako....


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Hirono Makes Bizarre Argument Against 9th Circuit Court Nominee
by Video Video Thursday, October 31, 2019

"...Senator, the Constitution has been amended...."


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Schatz Chief of Staff Pours Money into Big Oil Stocks
by News Article Thursday, October 31, 2019

...Eric Einhorn lists stock owned by spouse valued at $168,000-$445,000....


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APEC Coming to Hawaii—AGAIN?
by News Article Thursday, October 31, 2019

... Chilean officials said they cancelled the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to focus on restoring law and order in the country ....


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With Help from Maui Council, Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai Launches ‘Hawaiian Kingdom’ Bond Sales
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, October 30, 2019

...there’s only one problem, the bonds have already expired.... 


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Maui Enviros Sue in State Court to Yank Case Away from US Supreme Court
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, October 30, 2019

... If this were federal court with its Article III case and controversy standing requirements, we'd bet the court might have a difficult time finding standing. But this is a Hawaii court applying Hawaii law, and anyone who might be able to allege even "butterfly effect" linkage to the desired outcome has a very good argument for standing ....


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Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
by News Release Wednesday, October 30, 2019

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....


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Guam Congressional Delegate Investigated: Forgery, Bribery, Mistress on Staff
by News Release Tuesday, October 29, 2019

...The House Ethics Committee has begun an investigation....


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Red Hill: EPA, DoH want to Hear from You
by News Release Tuesday, October 29, 2019

...public meetings Nov 19 and Dec 2....


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Kauai: Welfare Checks Going 100% Electronic
by News Release Tuesday, October 29, 2019

...On Tuesday, Oct. 29, WIC will launch on Kaua‘i eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer card, which is used like a debit card and replaces paper checks....


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More Hawaii residents hold a college degree
by News Release Tuesday, October 29, 2019

...The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017....


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VIDEO: Gabbard out of CD2 Race--Senator Jill Tokuda, Rep Chris Lee, and Self-Absorbed Airhead Kaniela Ing Considering Run
by Video Video Sunday, October 27, 2019

...Only One Question: Who will now jump in against old boy operative Kai Kahele?....


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Clintons Funnel Russia Money to Support Kai Kahele
by News Article Sunday, October 27, 2019

...The SuperPAC pushing the narrative that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset has literally taken money from a woman who won the Order of Friendship from Vladimir Putin for all of the money she made for (and from) Russian businesses....


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Saving the Legislature from Itself
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 27, 2019

...the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production income tax credit....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 26, 2019
by News Article Sunday, October 27, 2019

...this week's votes and bills introduced....


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NYC secretly exports homeless to Hawaii
by News Article Sunday, October 27, 2019

...the Big Apple has sent local homeless families to 373 cities across the country with a full year of rent in their pockets....


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Enviros Salivate as WESPAC Selected for Audit
by News Release Sunday, October 27, 2019

...Office of Inspector General has selected the NOAA’s Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund grants awarded to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for an audit....


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Bridge Aina Lea: Will Takings Claim Be Ruled out by Statute of Limitations?
by Robert Thomas Sunday, October 27, 2019

...State's Amicus Response....


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​Why we have a Housing Crisis
by Kelii Akina Saturday, October 26, 2019

...When supply can’t keep up with demand, prices go up....


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Blocks 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding: Caldwell Allows Bill 37 to Become Law
by News Release Saturday, October 26, 2019

...In the period between now and when Bill 37 becomes effective, the mayor will work with interested parties to rectify the issues concerning this bill....


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Petranik, Napier tackle tough issues facing isle businesses
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 25, 2019

...Steve Petranik, editor of Hawaii Business Magazine, and Kam Napier, editor-in-chief of the Pacific Business News, share their insights about Hawaii's business climate....


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Lights Out In The Land Of No: The Practical Effects Of California's Wildfire Inverse Condemnation Doctrine
by Robert Thomas Friday, October 25, 2019

...if the power is to be shut off to more than a handful of customers statewide, the power must also be shut off to the homes of both the responsible utility execs and the state legislature and executive office buildings....


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RFP: Ala Wai Boat Harbor Development Scheme Comes Back with Big Fat Zero
by News Release Friday, October 25, 2019
...Two proposals were received for the development of parcels of land at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on O’ahu. After review, neither of the proposals was selected....

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Lawsuit: HPD Gun Registration and Licensing Procedures Unconstitutional
by News Release Friday, October 25, 2019

...state laws requiring the transportation of a firearm to the police station to register it have already been ruled on by the D.C. Circuit Court and were found unconstitutional.  We expect the same to be found in this situation....


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Audio: High Cost of Living in a One-Party State
by Audio Audio Friday, October 25, 2019

...We discuss the common issues of the Golden State and the Aloha State – affordable housing, high poverty, a pension crisis, and the high cost of living."....


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Kahuku and Waimanalo Protests show why Hawaii Needs Municipal Government
by Andrew Walden Thursday, October 24, 2019

...Hawai'i is the ONLY state without any municipal governments below the county level....


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Mauna Kea Week 10: 428 Tickets, 4 Arrests
by News Release Thursday, October 24, 2019

...The combined total for 10-weeks: 5,461 citations issued and 51 persons arrested for 84 offenses....   


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Another Sovereignty Activist Teams up with Anti-Semites
by News Article Thursday, October 24, 2019

... Wesleyan University Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui .... 


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State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Drops from 26th to 37th
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, October 23, 2019

...Hawaii ranks 37th on business tax climate, down 11 places since it re-imposed 3 'temporary' income tax brackets—with a top rate of 11%—and rolled back estate tax reforms....


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Birth Control: 9th Circuit Refuses to Recognize Religious Objectors
by News Article Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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


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