Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
  2. In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
  3. FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
  4. 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
  5. Clayton Hee: Freddy Rice was Right to Sue
  6. Star-Adv: Fire Miyagi
  7. Ige Admin: Nobody will be Fired
  8. HIEMA Employees Receive Death Threats
  9. Missile Alert was Choice from Drop-Down Menu on Computer Screen
  10. Waikiki 1,000 drug arrests in 6 Months at Two Intersections – Could Lose Military Business
  11. Kauai to Clear Homeless from Bus Stops? 

Sunday, January 14, 2018
January 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
  2. False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
  3. 38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
  5. Trump Tax: Will Hawaii Legislature Conform?
  6. 90% Of Workers Likely To See More Money In Paycheck Next Month, Thanks to Republicans
  7. Hanabusa: Build Homeless Tent Cities instead of Single Family Homes
  8. Hawaii GOP: Remember Hawaii’s Forgotten Middle Class
  9. 75% Vacancy Rate for ‘affordable’ renters Thanks to Government Red Tape
  10. Crisis looming for health care
  11. Kahuku Wind Turbines Would be Tallest in USA—655 feet
  12. Maui: After Losing Speakership, all they have is Vice Chair
  13. Latest Screw-up: Will Public Employees Get off Scot Free Again?
  14. NYT: Hawaii False Alarm ‘Most Serious Misfire of Alert System’
  15. Reaction to Missile Attack False Alarm

Saturday, January 13, 2018
January 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
  2. Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
  3. Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
  4. Lawmaker pushes pharmacies, insurance carriers for protections against Hawaii's No. 1 killer
  5. Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
  6. New Catamaran Delivered for West Oahu dolphin tours
  7. Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
  8. Ceded Lands: TV Stations to Handle OHA Lobbying for Mo’ Money
  9. OHA Trustee in Hit and Run?
  10. Escape Advice: State Hospital Officials Suggest Mailing Contraband
  11. Energy Costs Drive Isle consumer inflation in 2017
  12. 'Beyond grateful' Shelter-Accepters move in to new housing village for homeless
  13. Shelter-Refusers Trash Palolo Stream, Create Flood Hazard
  14. Even in Homeless Court, Most Refuse Shelter
  15. Soft on Crime: Puna Police Standoff a Repeat
  16. Abandoned cars litter Kam highway
  17. Election officials hope same-day registration will lead to bigger voter turnout
  18. Caldwell spokesman quit last week, nobody notices

Friday, January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UPDATE: Divided OHA Trustees Do Not Agree on Tribal Recognition Act
  2. DoTax Data: 25,500 Vacation Rentals paying TAT in Hawaii
  3. Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
  4. Three Finalists named for student appointment to Board of Regents
  5. Chin’s Campaign Manager Vacuumed $90K out of Takai Campaign Committee after Takai’s Death 
  6. Chin Refuses to Fire Campaign Manager
  7. Hirono Asks Court Nominees About Sexual Harassment Under Oath—But Still Protects Four Known Sex Harassers in Hawaii Legislature
  8. Hawaiian Airlines set to invest millions in airport renovations, $19M Profit-Sharing, following Republican tax cut
  9. Poll: 83% Know Hawaii State Government is Corrupt
  10. Will The HPD Scandal Jump-Start Police Reform In The Legislature?
  11. Saito was supplied with cash, fake IDs and cellphones
  12. No deal: Settlement talks continue in Kamehameha Schools sex abuse case
  13. HSTA Member Convicted of Child Molestation
  14. Waianae man with history of abusing family arrested for trying to kill his 18-month-old daughter
  15. Caldwell Leaves Park in the Dark for 2 Years
  16. After huge sweep of encampments under Nimitz viaduct, some squatters return
  17. Lawyer: Maui Water Chief Failed to Screw Homeowner, Should be Fired
  18. HHSC Lawyers Try to Milk Cancer Canter for Money
  19. 62% of Hawaii Jobs Pay Under $20/hr

Thursday, January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
  2. UPDATE: Divided OHA Trustees Vote on Tribal Recognition Act
  3. Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
  4. Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
  5. Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
  6. DCCA Releases Hawaii Insurance Premium Price Comparison Guide
  7. HTA Maps: How Many TVRs in Your Neighborhood?
  8. Chin: $2.5M Needed to Prep Police to Protect Mauna Kea Telescope Construction
  9. After KSBE Loses Million Dollar Judge, settlement talks begin in Kamehameha Schools sex abuse case
  10. TOD: Tinkering Around Edges of Affordable Housing Crisis
  11. Homeless Tent City Bill Festering in the Legislature (again)
  12. Sen Theilen to Introduce Anti-Opioid Bills
  13. Saito arrives in Hawaii to face charges after state hospital escape
  14. Lawsuit filed Against DHS in ‘Peter Boy’ death
  15. Hawaii County Department of Favoritism Pretends to Clean up Hiring Practices
  16. HMSA Finds Excuse to Eliminate Coverage for Expensive Kidney Patients
  17. Maui Homeowners Outraged over $300M Cesspool Mandate
  18. Is This Maui Landowner Getting A Raw Deal From The State?
  19. Feds: Former death row inmate came to Oahu to build prostitution empire
  20. Retired Hawaii County PD Sues Over Arrest

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
January 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Trustees to Vote on Tribal Recognition Act
  2. Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford Basics
  3. Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  4. You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
  5. Hawaii Drivers License Design Change
  6. Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
  7. Hanabusa Should Follow Her Own Advice And Resign
  8. Hawaii Requests Waiver: Will Medicaid Pay to House Homeless? 
  9. Mizuno: Let the Homeless Take Over Kakaako Makai
  10. DoH Uses Trump as Bogeyman in This Year’s Demand for Money
  11. Conspiracy Charges Up The Ante For Kealohas
  12. Coco Palms Grifters Object to Presence of Reality in Courtroom
  13. Ethics Board dodges ethics complaint against itself
  14. Trump Immigration Plans Could Create Desperate Shortage of Union Organizers in Waikiki
  15. As legislative session nears, Restaurants Challenge Anti-Styrofoam Nuts to do Something about Litter
  16. How liberal is the Ninth Circuit?

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
January 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
  2. HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
  3. Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
  4. Red tape tally long overdue
  5. Bizarre News: Hawaii State Hospital Obtains Re-accreditation
  6. Traffic & Pedestrian Fatalities Down for 2017
  7. Hawaii Most Integrated State in USA
  8. Survivors, Witnesses Still Haven’t Ratted out the Four Known Sex Abusers in Legislature
  9. Report: Coco Palms Grifters have no claim
  10. State tax collections forecast to rise Thanks to Republican Tax Cuts
  11. Hawaiian Airlines saving $140M Thanks to Republican tax cuts
  12. Maui County Needs 13,949 Affordable Units
  13. Why Oahu’s Rural Homeless Have Often Been Undercounted
  14. Shelter-Refusing Tweekers Push to Reconquer Kakaako Makai
  15. Online Anti-Crime Group Wants To Be A Political Force

Monday, January 08, 2018
January 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
  2. Why save the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery?
  3. Hawaii--Lowest Family Salary in USA
  4. UH Releases Results of Campus Rape Survey
  5. KSBE: Time to Silence the Victims of Homosexual Child Molester We Let Run Rampant for Decades
  6. Caldwell Can’t be Bothered to Spend Millions In Federal Affordable Housing Aid
  7. 57 Defendants in Homeless Court first year – 18 Accept Shelter
  8. More than 800 cases of child sex abuse reported in 2017
  9. Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan Remains A Work In Progress
  10. Mafia News: Hanabusa formally launches campaign for governor
  11. Rancher, community activist Harold 'Freddy' Rice dies

Sunday, January 07, 2018
January 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GEMS Takes One on the Chin from the PUC
  2. Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
  3. UH Manoa Prof Quits Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel
  4. KIUC Nominating Committee Confirms Six Candidates
  5. State Robotics Championships Jan. 13-14, 2018
  6. State Fires DoTax Tech Consultant After it Begins Telling Truth
  7. Republican Tax Reform will mean more Contributions to Charity
  8. Democrat Property tax panel proposes Millions in Tax Increases
  9. ‘Baffle them with bull’ and other quotes to live by
  10. CoCo Palms Grifters Confused in Court
  11. Homelessness Key to Entitlement Reform
  12. Will Legislature Approve Foster Care Pay Hike?
  13. Kapalama Container Terminal eliminating the incentive for industry to find savings
  14. Kauai: County of Retaliation
  15. LPN shortage leads to higher patient care costs

Saturday, January 06, 2018
January 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Hires Russian Agent to Keep Hawaii Media in Check
  2. DLNR: West Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Permits Stopped Pending Environmental Review
  3. HGEA Hospital Workers who let Saito Escape to Stockton are back at work after 1 Month Vacation
  4. Contractors Needed Because HGEA Members Make Dialysis Patients Wait for Months
  5. Your paycheck going up soon because of Republican tax cuts
  6. Federal tax reform is unmasking high-tax states
  7. 12.5% Honolulu Water Rate Hike Coming
  8. HDOT Airports Division: Still Pretending to Fix Leaky Roof, Still Making Excuses
  9. The homeless village near Nimitz is almost open, and families are ready to move in
  10. Two hepatitis A cases on Kauai may be same strain as California Homeless outbreak
  11. Workforce drug tests show marijuana use declining in Hawaii

Friday, January 05, 2018
January 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii tax policy feels the heat
  2. "Why Isn’t Honolulu Helping Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction?" (Because It Doesn't Want To, And No One Is Making It)
  3. Atlas Van Lines: Hawaii #5 State for Outbound Moves
  4. Chin Resignation: Announcement Coming Sunday
  5. Complete List: 35 Hawaii Legislators have a Second Job
  6. Hawaii has record-low unemployment -- Why are people leaving?
  7. Project Delays at Hawaii’s Airports
  8. Chin: Hawaii won’t be affected by federal decision to roll back marijuana policy
  9. Blocked by OHA, Drug Treatment Center Finally Breaks Ground on Kauai
  10. State Gives $10K Payouts to Inmates
  11. Honolulu EMS announces the need for more money to Shuttle Homeless to ER
  12. Hawaii Needs 500 Volunteers to Count Homeless
  13. Solution: Stop Allowing the Homeless to Refuse Shelter
  14. Lawyers: Hawaii Leading Way to Eco Socialsm
  15. HGEA, UPW Members Just Can’t Do Their Jobs

Thursday, January 04, 2018
January 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu GOP: Key Issues in 2018 Legislature
  2. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Kenji Price As Interim United States Attorney for Hawaii
  3. Rapid Response Team Deploys to Lehua Island After Two Rats Detected
  4. Report: 3 Patients Responsible for 25% of Assaults at Mental Hospital
  5. Auditors couldn't figure out what this state office does — or plans to do
  6. DBEDT: 31% of Hawaii families can't cover basic needs
  7. Matson replaces interisland container barge; may increase Neighbor Island freight rates
  8. Fishermen Settle Labor-Trafficking Case
  9. Victim Sues DLNR For Hiring HGEA President’s Rapist Son as Cop
  10. New charges brought in corruption case involving former police chief
  11. Police Commission Loosens Rules On Legal Fees For Officers
  12. Sixth Hawaii bank follows Trump bonus and minimum wage trend
  13. Harry Kim Hires Unregistered Lobbyist
  14. Policing Homeless encampments is pricey
  15. Dog Comes a Long Way After Being Rescued from Homeless Tweekers
  16. Menor: Homeless Safe Zones Should not Allow Tents
  17. Released from Delaware Death Row—Arrested Allegedly Pimping in Waikiki
  18. Hawaii joins 'tele-abortion' pilot
  19. Hanabusa: Its all about me

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
January 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gabbard Political Career Begins in Cult School
  2. Maui hospitals point the way
  3. Tahiti Gets Superferry for 1/4 the Price
  4. Hawaii Honolulu Rents Peaked?
  5. Application Period Begins for Preschool Open Doors Program
  6. $82K Per Bum: Hospitals Rake in $1.2B Treating Homeless Shelter-Refusers
  7. Health insurance premiums up 25% due to Obamacare
  8. Ige Requests $472K Golden Parachutes for Staff in Case He is not Reelected
  9. After Losing Million Dollar Judge, KSBE Tries to Force Victims into Mediation
  10. A Year in the Life of Alan Arakawa
  11. Economists: Financial Challenges Are Looming For Hawaii
  12. More $1000 Trump Bonuses—American Airlines, First Insurance 
  13. A carbon tax would favor LNG over petroleum
  14. Kupuna Caregivers Funds only Bureaucrats, Will ask for $6M More
  15. Later school start times could help students
  16. Trump Tricks Hirono into Helping Him
  17. Parks Dep’t Begins Repairs to Mother Waldron Park -- Tweekers Return to Kakako Makai
  18. Soft on Crime: Homeless Murderer Will be out on Streets Again Soon

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
January 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best Place to Find a Job? With Record Low Unemployment Honolulu Still Ranks 42nd
  2. Greasing the HSTA: Ige Requests $174M More In Education Spending
  3. Monster Homes: Panic Sets in as Residents find way to Create Affordable Housing
  4. Varona Village 20 Years Still Waiting for City to Keep Affordable Housing Promise
  5. Kauai Affordable Rentals almost non-existent
  6. Cesspools Could be used to make Housing Even More Unaffordable
  7. 6,232 Fewer People on Food Stamps
  8. Hawaii Is Still Waiting For An Audit Of Police Property Seizures
  9. Help for Rail-Impacted Businesses Was All Talk
  10. Liquefied Natural Gas Fight Erupts Anew in Hawaii

Monday, January 01, 2018
January 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Report: Hawaii’s Billion-Dollar Consensus Proves Nobody Really Believes in Sea Level Rise
  2. Hawaii Most Sleep Deprived State
  3. Next Trick to Justify Higher Rail Costs—P3 Plan Designed to Fail 
  4. Monster Homes Only a Problem if they Create Affordable Housing
  5. Another Kaka'ako park temporarily closes, another move by Shelter-Refusers
  6. 2018: Push is on for $300M Stadium Project

Sunday, December 31, 2017
December 31, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Public has Property Right to a Clean Environment
  2. Kelii Akina: My Vision as OHA Trustee
  3. Akana: Crabbe Worked on Book on OHA TIme for 5 Years
  4. OHA Announces 2018 Bill Package
  5. Video: "The Future Of Land Regulations And A Tribute To David Callies"
  6. What’s a Carbon Tax?
  7. If We Really Believe in Sea Level Rise, There is no Reason to Complete Rail Project
  8. State Budget is Priced for Economic Perfection
  9. Star-Adv: If UH Admin Comes up with some excuses, $100K Salaries will be OK with us
  10. Alarmed by fake news, Legislators push media literacy in schools
  11. Hawaii doubles the number of advanced practice registered nurses

Saturday, December 30, 2017
December 30, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Grade F--Assessment of State Tech Projects
  2. House, Senate Committees Schedule Budget Hearings
  3. Young Bros announces new president
  4. Jones Act lobby chairman steps down
  5. Tourist Arrivals up 7.3% in November
  6. Court Erupts--Coco Palms Homeless Grifters Still Haven’t been Paid Off
  7. Master agreement signed to remodel, expand Mayor Wright Homes
  8. Mother Waldron Latest Park to Be Closed for Homeless Damage
  9. Failure of Enviros to Stifle Fishing Fleet Keeps holiday ahi prices down
  10. Prediction: 40% More anti-plastic hysteria is coming—or is it 100%?

Friday, December 29, 2017
December 29, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kelii Akina: One Year at OHA a Report Card
  2. Auditor: Confusion, Discord at DoH Disease Outbreak Control Division
  3. EPA, American Samoa reach revised settlement with Starkist
  4. Federal tax reform a reason for cheer
  5. Hooser: Hawaii Democrats Must Raise Taxes to Offset Republican Tax Cuts
  6. New Year’s means higher State and County taxes, fees, bus fares
  7. Airport Division Hopes to Parlay Leaking Roofs into New Terminal
  8. Lassner: UH Enrollment is Down Sharply because we are so Successful (LOL!)
  9. Star-Adv: Don’t Study Private-Public Partnerships for Prison Construction Because We Are Working to Put Lots of Criminals Back out on the Streets Instead
  10. Kahauiki Village: A new community for homeless families with children
  11. Homeless Dude too Fat to Get out of Dumpster, 911 Called
  12. City: Stop Giving Money to Bums
  13. Did Hawaii Really Try To Thwart CNN’s Homelessness Report?

Thursday, December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 9th Circuit Gives Enviros New Way to Shut Down Hawaii Fishing Fleet
  2. Star-Adv: Chin Must Resign
  3. Lawsuits: HPD Keeps Problem Cops on the Job for Years
  4. Solar Tax Credits -- $500M Lost Tax Revenue That has to be Made up by Other Taxpayers
  5. Territorial joins other banks in giving out bonuses and raising minimum wage
  6. Con Con Could Abolish State Senate 
  7. 2018 Legislature: Usual Suspects Get Ready
  8. 174 Lords of Political Correctness Give Themselves big pay hikes at UH
  9. End of tax write-off for premium seats may hit hard at UH
  10. Will DoE Finally Revamp Teacher Recruitment?
  11. Rate Hike--HECO asks for $6 million more from the state PUC
  12. $1.75 billion cesspool problem: Required upgrades could lead to massive sewer rate increases
  13. Oahu grapples with Caldwell sewage spills
  14. Solar Scammers Come up with new Way to Rip off Consumers
  15. The Atlantic Working on Article on Hawaii P3 Conservation Partnerships
  16. Prosecutors: Waianae Health Center employee stole diabetic supplies for black market

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
December 27, 2107 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pasha shipbuilder hit with $422 million fine in bribery case
  2. 2018 Legislative Session Calendar Posted
  3. Ige Appoints Two New Cabinet Members
  4. Thanks to Republicans, Thousands of Hawaii Workers Get Boost to $15/hour
  5. State prison officials consider private partnerships
  6. Police to Homeless: Accept Shelter and I won’t give you a Ticket
  7. Pu'uhonua Villages Bill Would Build 8,000 Hard-Walled Structures for Homeless—No Tent Cities
  8. Hawaii County Tries to Slip by Without EA for homeless tent city
  9. Molokai Still has State’s Highest Unemployment
  10. Muslims Whine about Micronesian Support for Indigenous People of Israel


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MLK and the Aloha Spirit
by Brett Kulbis Monday, January 15, 2018

...He was also inspired by our “Aloha Spirit” after his first visit to Hawaii in 1959....


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MLK Day: Overcome stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American
by Kelii Akina Monday, January 15, 2018

...This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....


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In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
by News Article Monday, January 15, 2018

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....


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FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
by Andrew Walden Monday, January 15, 2018

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....


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FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
by News Release Sunday, January 14, 2018

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....


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1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Sunday, January 14, 2018

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Hawaii Family Forum Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, January 14, 2018

...On January 15, 1998, Hawaii Family Forum was incorporated....


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Trump Tax: Will Hawaii Legislature Conform?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 14, 2018

...If they don’t, it will be functionally the same as raising taxes....


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38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
by News Release Saturday, January 13, 2018

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....


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Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
by News Article Saturday, January 13, 2018

...and the most unaffordable housing....


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False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
by Andrew Walden Saturday, January 13, 2018

"...NO missile threat to Hawaii...."


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Lawmaker pushes pharmacies, insurance carriers for protections against Hawaii's No. 1 killer
by Cynthia Thielen Saturday, January 13, 2018

...America's deadliest-ever drug crisis killed more in 2016 than the number of U.S. troops that died in the 20-year Vietnam War....


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Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
by News Release Saturday, January 13, 2018

...Hawai'i has the longest average wait time for a building or construction permit - 17 months....


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New Catamaran Delivered for West Oahu dolphin tours
by Michael Hansen Saturday, January 13, 2018

...the vessel is already in service and hosting tours along the West side of Oahu....


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Lack of Buyer forces Changes to Recycling Programs on Maui
by News Release Saturday, January 13, 2018

...You may have been hearing new terms like China’s Green Fence and The National Sword and wondered what they are and how they impact our community....


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Why Freddy Rice Went to Court
by Kelii Akina Saturday, January 13, 2018

...Hawaii Island rancher Freddy Rice passed away on Jan. 5, 2018....


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Three Finalists named for student appointment to Board of Regents
by News Release Friday, January 12, 2018

...a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one student seat for a two-year appointment beginning July 1, 2018, subject to confirmation by the state Senate....


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Study: Hawaii Most Expensive Electric Car Ownership in USA
by News Release Friday, January 12, 2018

...The current average annual cost of driving a typical new gasoline vehicle in the United States is $1,117, with a maximum of $1,509 in Hawaii and a minimum of $993 in Alabama....


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DoTax Data: 25,500 Vacation Rentals paying TAT in Hawaii
by Gene Ward Thursday, January 11, 2018

..."This means there are way more than suspected filers actually paying their transient accommodation taxes than originally estimated"....


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UPDATE: Divided OHA Trustees Do Not Agree on Tribal Recognition Act
by News Article Thursday, January 11, 2018

...HR 3744 would remove both the Executive Branch and by extension the US Department of Interior's authority to recognize and therefore create a Native Hawaiian Tribe....


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HTA Maps: How Many TVRs in Your Neighborhood?
by News Release Thursday, January 11, 2018

...Hawaii Visitor Accommodation Units Surpassed 80,000 Statewide in 2017....


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DCCA Releases Hawaii Insurance Premium Price Comparison Guide
by News Release Thursday, January 11, 2018

...Hawaii Insurance Division Releases Annual Premium Comparison Guides to Help Consumers Compare Insurance Premiums....


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Real Traffic Relief: Westside Welcomes Fifth Lane
by News Release Thursday, January 11, 2018

...The addition of the fifth lane along the Wai’anae Coast has been long overdue....


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Compact Impact Bill Reintroduced: Democrats Complaining About Cost of COFA Immigrants
by News Release Thursday, January 11, 2018

...to provide additional federal resources to Guam, Hawai’i, the CNMI, American Samoa, and other jurisdictions affected by migrants from the Freely Associated States....


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Applicants Wanted For State Ethics Commission
by News Release Thursday, January 11, 2018

...The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. These terms on the Commission will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022....


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Republican Tax Cuts Will Lower Hawaii Electric Bills
by News Release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

...State and federal taxes are included in the base electric rate and with a lower federal tax, the tax rate imbedded in the bill will be reduced....


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Slammed by Auditor, State Energy Office Hides from Media on 10th Anniversary of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
by News Release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

..."A search of the world wide web reveals that no media source covered the event."....


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You’ve Got Fail: Investigation into Online Gun Sales Backfires on Brian Schatz
by News Release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

....a government investigation of online gun sales designed to determine “whether private sellers would knowingly sell a firearm to an individual prohibited from possessing one” determined that … no, actually, they would not....


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Report: 48% of Hawaii Households Can't Afford basics
by News Release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

...not high enough to afford a basic household budget that includes housing, child care, food, transportation and health care....


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Hawaii Drivers License Design Change
by News Release Wednesday, January 10, 2018

...Star in a gold circle marking to appear on Hawaii State Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards issued on or after Jan. 16, 2018....


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Hawaii: Happiest Workers in America?
by News Release Tuesday, January 09, 2018

...Creativity was a big factor in job satisfaction — Video Game Producer, Film Director, Music Producer and Comedian were labelled as the happiest jobs in the country, along with Neurosurgeon....


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HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
by News Release Tuesday, January 09, 2018

...that which has been done can no longer be done....


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Hawaii Most Integrated State in USA
by News Article Tuesday, January 09, 2018

...This ranking measures the current integration levels of whites and blacks....


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Traffic & Pedestrian Fatalities Down for 2017
by News Release Tuesday, January 09, 2018

...pedestrian fatalities dropped in every county and overall were reduced from 32 in 2016 to 14 in 2017....


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Hanabusa: Elect Me and I Will Build Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere
by News Release Tuesday, January 09, 2018

...Hanabusa said social services (lots of meth) could be offered at designated homeless camping areas (if they have enough copper to trade)….


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Bizarre News: Hawaii State Hospital Obtains Re-accreditation
by News Release Tuesday, January 09, 2018

"...for demonstrating ongoing compliance with performance standards to ensure safe, effective patient care...." (No kidding.  They really said this.)


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Red tape tally long overdue
by Grassroot Institute Monday, January 08, 2018

...It is commonly said that Hawaii has too many government regulations, but how many regulations are there exactly?....


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Overcharged: Why Healthcare Costs Too Much
by Kelii Akina Monday, January 08, 2018

...would expansion of Medicare be good for America?....


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Bed Bugs: Honolulu Ranks 48th
by News Release Monday, January 08, 2018

...“They were virtually unheard of in the U.S. 10 years ago”....


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UH Releases Results of Campus Rape Survey
by News Release Monday, January 08, 2018

...Among the 6 percent of students who reported nonconsensual sexual contact, less than a third said the incidents occured on campus or at a university-associated property....


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Hawaii--Lowest Family Salary in USA
by News Article Monday, January 08, 2018

...and the least affordable housing....


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Chin to Campaign on the Job for 9 More Weeks
by News Release Sunday, January 07, 2018

..will appoint committee of cronies to choose the most advantageous legal positions....


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Why save the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery?
by News Article Sunday, January 07, 2018

...We need legislation to save the fishery and all DLNR ocean issued-permit businesses....


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UH Manoa Prof Quits Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel
by News Article Sunday, January 07, 2018

... Israelis--the one indigenous people whose rights are not upheld by UH Manoa prof .... 


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GEMS Takes One on the Chin from the PUC
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 07, 2018

...the PUC has basically said that it expects the program to crash and burn....


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Supreme Court Justices asked to uphold third Trump immigration order
by News Article Saturday, January 06, 2018

...This request, in a case from Hawaii, is the first of two that the government is expected to file....


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State Robotics Championships Jan. 13-14, 2018
by News Release Saturday, January 06, 2018

...with more than 140 elementary, middle and high school teams from around the state competing for 25 qualification slots at the VEX World Championships....


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​KIUC Nominating Committee Confirms Six Candidates
by News Release Saturday, January 06, 2018

...six candidates for its Board of Directors election on March 10, 2018....


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Tulsi Gabbard Hires Russian Agent to Keep Hawaii Media in Check
by Andrew Walden Friday, January 05, 2018

...Gabbard’s consultant, Chris Cooper, is allegedly one of seven identified as being at the center of illegal Russian lobbying efforts reaching into the Trump campaign and Congress....


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DLNR: West Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Permits Stopped Pending Environmental Review
by News Release Friday, January 05, 2018

...applying a Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling from last year to an existing DLNR rule....


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Atlas Van Lines: Hawaii #5 State for Outbound Moves
by News Release Friday, January 05, 2018

... 59.8% of Hawaii moves are outbound ... 


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"Why Isn’t Honolulu Helping Businesses Hurt By Rail Construction?" (Because It Doesn't Want To, And No One Is Making It)
by Robert Thomas Friday, January 05, 2018

...the City doesn't really care all that much about these particular businesses or their owners....


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​Hawaii tax policy feels the heat
by Kelii Akina Friday, January 05, 2018

...The administration just told New York and New Jersey they would have to fund their $13 billion Hudson Tunnel rail project on their own, backing out of an Obama-era promise to foot half the bill....


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Matson replaces interisland container barge; may increase Neighbor Island freight rates
by Michael Hansen Thursday, January 04, 2018

...Matson turned to Sause for a second hand deck barge....


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Honolulu GOP: Key Issues in 2018 Legislature
by Brett Kulbis Thursday, January 04, 2018

...look for the following bills to be revived in the 2018 legislative session....


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Fishermen Settle Labor-Trafficking Case
by News Article Thursday, January 04, 2018

...“We hope it becomes a model for all captains who want to do right by their immigrant crew.”....


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DBEDT: 31% of Hawaii families can't cover basic needs
by News Release Thursday, January 04, 2018

...this study defines economic self-sufficiency as the amount of money that individuals and families require to meet their basic needs without government and/or other subsidies....


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Auditors couldn't figure out what this state office does — or plans to do
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, January 04, 2018

...Energy Office’s personnel costs now account for more than 90 percent of the office’s expenses....


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Report: 3 Patients Responsible for 25% of Assaults at Mental Hospital
by News Release Thursday, January 04, 2018

...Analysis of data revealed that just 10% of active patients (55 of 532) were responsible for all assaults on staff. In fact, more than one-fourth were attributable to 3 highly-assaultive patients.... 


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Kenji Price As Interim United States Attorney for Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, January 04, 2018

“Kenji Price is a former Army Ranger with two Bronze stars, and a former federal prosecutor who worked organized crime, public corruption, and international drug trafficking cases—including against the Sinaloa Cartel,” said Attorney General Sessions.


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Rapid Response Team Deploys to Lehua Island After Two Rats Detected
by News Release Wednesday, January 03, 2018

...We knew from the beginning there was the possibility that a few rats could linger....


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Maui hospitals point the way
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, January 03, 2018

...the state should consider privatizing more of its medical facilities....


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Tahiti Gets Superferry for 1/4 the Price
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, January 03, 2018

...Hawaii Superferry was required to build its vessels in the U.S. by the Jones Act....


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Have Honolulu Rents Peaked?
by News Release Tuesday, January 02, 2018

...Currently, median rents in Honolulu stand at $1,550 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,060 for a two-bedroom....


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Application Period Begins for Preschool Open Doors Program
by News Release Tuesday, January 02, 2018

...Applications received during this period will be considered for preschool participation during July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019....


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Gabbard Political Career Begins in Cult School
by News Article Tuesday, January 02, 2018

...“What you’ve got to do is get one of these kids to run for office,” Butler said....


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Best Place to Find a Job? With Record Low Unemployment Honolulu Still Ranks 42nd
by News Article Tuesday, January 02, 2018

...comparind more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength....


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Hawaii Most Sleep Deprived State
by News Article Monday, January 01, 2018

...Hawaii reported the lowest levels of adequate sleep at 56 percent, while South Dakota got the most sleep at 72 percent....


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Report: Hawaii’s Billion-Dollar Consensus Proves Nobody Really Believes in Sea Level Rise
by Andrew Walden Sunday, December 31, 2017

...This ‘consensus’ of disbelief is proven by the massive investment in sea-level construction of Kakaako condos and Honolulu Rail.... 


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What’s a Carbon Tax?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 31, 2017

...Recently, the Hawaii Tax Review Commission’s primary consultant, PFM Group, issued a final report to the Commission asking it to review many taxing alternatives, including a $360M per year “carbon tax” on Hawaii consumers....


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