Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Court backlogs, orders to minimize jail headcounts worsen ‘catch and release’ crime trend
  2. Police Commissioners: Redirect HPD Funds To Social Services And Cut Overtime
  3. Judge Upholds New State Law Requiring Police Misconduct Disclosure
  4. Oldsters will Have to Wait: HSTA members are the real vaccination priority
  5. Now That Teachers are almost Completely Vaccinated, State to expand eligibility to those 70 and up
  6. Lt. Gov. Green urges governor to drop interisland quarantine
  7. State's Biggest Projects Put 'Hawaii Political Time' On Display
  8. CSO telescope could be gone by 2022
  9. Streamlined Hawaii County Planning and permit system set to go live July 26
  10. COVID spurs bills to continue ‘work’ from home
  11. Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii
  12. Kahele Seeks New Political Base: ‘Inmates Should Vote From Prison’

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
March 3, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Is the Aloha Stadium Deal a Criminal Offense?
  2. Rail construction in Dillingham corridor halted
  3. Hawaii Aims To Reopen Elementary Schools After Spring Break—HSTA Freaks out
  4. Unemployment office puts ‘bot blocker’ in place to reduce volume into call center
  5. Hawaii hits highs for needle exchange and overdose reversals
  6. Most Police Reform Measures Fail To Gain Traction At Legislature
  7. HB796: Public Reports of Inmate Deaths
  8. Maui County working on bogus lawsuit against Bank of America

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Catch-and-release policies create revolving door of crime as pending cases pile up
  2. East Hawaii Cultural Center to put up fence to combat drug-addicted homeless criminals
  3. The Fever Breaks: Maui County won’t tighten COVID-19 restrictions for now
  4. Love’s Bakery, which struggled with pandemic losses, to cease operations at end of March
  5. Different basic wage for tipped employees
  6. HPD sets quota for speed program, requiring officers to make more stops until March 27
  7. $80M for Native Hawaiian health care, housing, and education programs in new COVID-19 relief bill
  8. Keep the People Doped up: Marijuana-related bills progressing in Legislature
  9. 720,000 COVID Tests About to Expire: DoH Would Rather Trash them than Use Them

Monday, March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. COVID Relief includes $70 million for Rail
  2. If Honolulu Wants to Keep Homeless Lunatics out of Jail, We Will need a Lunatic Asylum
  3. Ige Again Withholds Funds from Commission Planning to let Lots and Lots of Criminals out on to the Streets
  4. HSTA Member Charged with Rape of Child in Kihei, Extradited to Face Child Molestation Charges in Oregon

Sunday, February 28, 2021
February 28, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Union Bosses: Thanks for the Vax, Now we want a Raise
  2. Who in Hawaii should get Johnson & Johnson vaccine? (Clue: Anybody except age 65+)
  3. HGEA Jumps Vaccination Line – Still Refusing to Work (but getting paid)
  4. 5,000 UH Employees Get Vaccination
  5. Hawaii’s acting state epidemiologist calls for reopening public schools
  6. HSTA Tries to Stop Kauai Council from passing School Reopening Resolution
  7. No data for maps: Redistricting commission meets Monday
  8. Sand Island business group seeks to force sale of public land
  9. ‘Sham Transactions’ Trigger States to Crack Down on Tax Havens
  10. Nonprofit questions why HECO’s profits jumped in 2020 as customers struggled to pay bills
  11. The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten
  12. Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii
  13. Federal Money Plus Tourism Recovery

Saturday, February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. In internal video, police chief says 263 officers abused overtime policy
  2. Report recommends no salary increases for Honolulu’s top officials
  3. Anti-GMO Whack-jobs Target ADC -- Farm development agency may be plowed under by Hawaii lawmakers
  4. Flip-Flop or Head Fake?  DOE considers plan to reopen elementary schools for full, in-person learning in late March
  5. Bills to create Hawaii commercial rent relief program advance  
  6. How Reliable Is Your Hawaii Electric Utility?

Friday, February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kealoha scandal fuels push to seize pension benefits from criminals
  2. Honolulu Council Chair Calls For Audit Of HPD Overtime
  3. First vials of single-dose COVID vaccine could arrive in Hawaii within 7 to 14 days
  4. Resolutions to form Maunakea working group advance
  5. Proposal to raise Hawaii’s minimum wage to $12 remains alive
  6. How this family making $83,000 a year in Hawaii lives paycheck to paycheck
  7. Kauai: $22M rental-assistance program to “effectively wipe out” missed rental payments
  8. University of Hawaii wants greater say in new stadium project
  9. Changes to Honolulu EMS could mean higher ambulance fees

Thursday, February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DLIR to bill 40,000 Victims of COVID ID Theft in Hawaii?
  2. Unemployed Protest—Demand HGEA Show up for Work at DLIR
  3. Sacrifice? BoE Says Pay Hikes for Teachers are ‘Top Priority’
  4. 1 in 3 Hawaii residents now on Medicaid after record-setting job losses
  5. 18% on Kauai Vaccinated
  6. State says about half of Oahu, Maui inmates who qualify under 1B opted to get vaccinated
  7. Stadium redevelopment plan’s legacy of deceit
  8. Tax Hikes Coming: Public-private wastewater partnerships likely dead in Legislature
  9. Agribusiness?  Reverting to DoA Would be Worse
  10. DoA Ag Parks: ‘Politically Correct’ crowd wants to push out actual food producers to grab land-leases for themselves
  11. Aquarium trade reveals revised EIS for West Hawaii fishing
  12. Proposal Would Streamline Involuntary Treatment Of Those With Severe Mental Illness

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Letters to the Editor February, 2021
Letters to the Editor
  • Supreme Court will be holding oral arguments on Kahoma Village development
  • Legislature Ignores Potential $850M Self-Insurance Savings
  • The ‘Other’ Side are Idiots

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s Fiscal Picture Is Looking Up. So Why Do Lawmakers Still Want To Raise Taxes?
  2. HB1278: Bill to halt unemployment tax hike on Governor’s desk
  3. Health providers allowed to ‘interpret’ vaccine prioritizations
  4. As Oahu prepares to move to next tier, mayor says he’ll also seek to allow organized sports
  5. Some who got unemployment benefits say they’re getting inflated tax bills
  6. HPD rolling out final body-worn cameras which have already been misused
  7. How Much Land is Needed to Meet Hawai`i 2045 Goals of 100% Renewable Energy?
  8. Fast-tracked stadium redevelopment = “Boondoggle”
  9. State Senate committee passes automatic voter registration
  10. Last call for booze tax bill: Legislation on beverages nearly dead for the session
  11. Lawmakers debate lowering DUI threshold

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Sharon Har DUI—Wrong Way Driver on Beretania
  2. How to hide the Failure: DoE Can Fudge Testing but not Eliminate it, feds say
  3. 720,000 COVID Rapid tests Sit in Warehouse—Will Expire Unused because HSTA refuses to reopen Schools
  4. Kishimoto, Ige: No School Anytime Soon
  5. AARP wants state to prioritize everyone 50 and up for COVID vaccine
  6. Hawaii Health Director Says 3 More Weeks Until Age 70+ Vaccinations Begin
  7. Oahu: Loosened COVID-19 restrictions not enough
  8. Ige – Let Kauai have its Bubbles
  9. Kauai: No Tourists Anytime Soon
  10. Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote
  11. Kill a Kid, Get Probation

Monday, February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Rentseeking vs ‘Bold’ plan to develop leasehold condos on state land renewed
  2. Shutdown of Agriculture Development Corporation just a trick to Kill Seed Industry?
  3. Former US Indo-Pacific Command Surgeon: Military approach offers lessons for Hawaii reopening
  4. Aloha Stadium parking lot events prove popular with more being booked

Sunday, February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Schatz: This is not the time for another Akaka Bill
  2. Is The End In Sight? And How Will We Know It?
  3. AARP: Is State Really Prioritizing older adults for vaccinations?
  4. Kauai Council resolution urges reopening of schools, sports
  5. Legislators shovel money to HSTA while students suffer
  6. Kishimoto: We are very Comfortable not being Great
  7. Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems
  8. Telescope protester: “the management organization would be a better situation for us”
  9. Former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Lt. Gov. Josh Green cling to lucrative outside employment
  10. Questions raised by mayor’s late financial disclosure
  11. Worthless Joke: Oahu ‘affordable’ housing could include $1M homes
  12. Hawaii’s Labor Department declines to say how much lost to unemployment imposter fraud
  13. Kauai Bubble Resort at 40% Occupancy
  14. Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kenji Price thanks law enforcers, shares words of inspiration to keiki

Saturday, February 20, 2021
February 20, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sacred Rent Money: House resolutions outline plan to transfer control of Maunakea Master Lease
  2. Star Adv: OHA’s Latest Scheme to Upzone Kakaako Makai “Not in Public Interest”
  3. One minimum wage bill still alive
  4. Affordable housing: Dozens of bills
  5. Sand Island Contributions to Blangiardi, Say
  6. DoE Employee Quits Just before Child Molestation Arrest
  7. Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff

Friday, February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB393: Hawaii Gasoline Car Sales to be Banned by 2030--Scheme to Benefit Billionaire Industrialists
  2. Laughing at Your Sacrifice: BoE Approves $33M Pay Hike for Teachers
  3. With HSTA Refusing to Work, Child Abuse cases Pile Up
  4. Privilege: Thousands could be vaccinated Saturday during large-scale clinic reserved only for UH, DOE employees
  5. What happens after states legalize gambling to fund social programs?
  6. Broken Trust Figure Upset Because Six Inmates Die
  7. Soft on Crime Crowd Whines About OCCC Jail Replacement Costs (Again)
  8. 50% of Incarcerated Criminals Refuse COVID Vax
  9. HB1286: Make Statewide Travel Rules Consistent
  10. Kawakami Hides as 200 Business Owners Demand Answers
  11. Kauai to Close Parks for Mont to Replace Plumbing Stolen by Homeless Drug Addicts
  12. Hawaii commercial investment sales drop by half in 2020

Thursday, February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB1208: Legislators New Trick to Pass HSTA Property Tax
  2. Whac-a-Mole: Kishimoto has new excuse for not reopening schools
  3. Maui County Cop Fired for Dealing Drugs—Immediately Hired as DoE Teacher
  4. State Officials Admit They Have No Idea When New Stadium Would be Finished
  5. Surprise: Aloha Stadium district redevelopment plan divided in 2
  6. For a second day, Hawaii is unable to report the actual number of new COVID cases
  7. HB1142: Electric Car Promoters want to Tax Your Car to Pay for Theirs
  8. SB758: Committee passes marijuana decriminalization bill
  9. State to slash general assistance benefits as number of program recipients swells
  10. Unemployment benefits start flowing again for many but not all
  11. Bill to Terminate Contested Case Proceedings Was Killed
  12. A New Day For The Hawaii GOP?

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Low case numbers move Honolulu closer to Tier 3
  2. Kauai Small Business Back Reopening
  3. SB1334: Bill to let OHA build 400’ Kakaako Makai condos advances
  4. Strange Alliances Form in Fight Over Hawai’i Carbon Tax
  5. Bills would defy Sunshine Law
  6. While HSTA demands Raises. Legislative Committee designates relief money be used only for teacher salaries  
  7. Lab reporting error leads to undercount in daily COVID case total
  8. Real property tax appraisal process remains a mystery
  9. Lenders move to foreclose on Maui, Hawaii Island retail centers
  10. Bill could help Hawaii’s tenant-landlord dispute backlog
  11. Kauai to discontinue homeless tent cities at County Campgrounds

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Clamping Down On Gov’s Emergency Powers
  2. U.S. Attorney for Hawaii Kenji Price submits resignation
  3. CDC guidance indicates most Hawaii schools should reopen to full, in-person instruction – but HSTA has new excuse for not working
  4. COVID Vax: “affluent people trying push to the head of lines”
  5. US Spike In Deaths Surpassed Official COVID-19 Counts, But Not In Hawaii
  6. HB285: Your Insurance Rates will Increase to pay for Sex-Change Surgery
  7. Homeless Drug Addicts Flee Fire at Waikiki Bar  
  8. Bristol-Myers, Sanofi ordered to pay Hawaii $834 mln over Plavix warning label

Monday, February 15, 2021
February 15, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Did Miske-owned Longliners Run Drugs to Hawaii?
  2. Survey shows Hawaii’s long-term care facilities vaccination plan outpaces rest of the nation
  3. Homicide cases pile up as pandemic drags on
  4. Unions: Eliminate GE Tax on Groceries
  5. Are House Lawmakers Out To Get Josh Green?
  6. Sugary drink taxes can create systemic inequities by giving back to activists pretending to represent communities.

Sunday, February 14, 2021
February 14, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Does state government work for the public or for itself?
  2. Replace Aloha Stadium? “It has never been in our budget”
  3. Selling the Next Boondoggle: Aloha Stadium Development Interests try to Scare Legislators 
  4. Time to consider ‘Plan C’ for Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation?
  5. Sharing emergency powers: HB103 would temper governor’s power
  6. Saiki Telescope Proposal Just a Rehash of Kai Kahele’s
  7. HB1319: Life of the Land Opposes Carbon Taxes
  8. Hawaii setting up "Health Pass" system to verify a person's COVID-19 test results, vaccinations
  9. Hospitals resist Killing Patients on Site so Suicide Squad Wants Nurses to do it
  10. Mayor’s financial disclosure is MIA
  11. Jobless workers still seeking answers
  12. Years of Lawyering Begin as Counties, LUC Begin Forcing Land into IAL
  13. HB1205: Hijack ERS to Attack Grand Wailea Resort


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Rep Ohno: 'Give Me Money and I'll Show You How to Get Your Bill Passed'
by News Release Thursday, March 4, 2021

"... make a contribution of any amount to my campaign, and I’ll send you a Zoom invite to my webinar fundraiser. It’ll be worthwhile, I promise!...."


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Hawaii Gives 1.18 million syringes to drug addicts
by News Release Thursday, March 4, 2021

... And provided overdose prevention training and nasal naloxone to over 1,000 drug addicts ....


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 How 'Affordable' Housing rules often result in no homebuilding
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, March 4, 2021

... A Maui bill to increase affordability requirements is the backdrop for a discussion on how current housing policy can be improved ....


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Guardian: New Akaka Bill Coming?
by News Article Thursday, March 4, 2021

... the manipulation of federal Indian law and policy in an ongoing process ....


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​Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for Floor Votes
by NRA ILA Thursday, March 4, 2021

... Three anti-gun bills are eligible for floor action in their respective chambers ....


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Tsunami Watch Cancelled
by News Release Thursday, March 4, 2021

... an 8.1 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands ....


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Vaccinations for age 70 and older begin Monday, March 8
by News Release Thursday, March 4, 2021

"... We will closely monitor how quickly vaccines are used and may open to people age 65 and up and those in phase 1c in a couple of weeks,” Char said....


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100% Fail: Auditor Report on Legislators' Proposed Special Funds and Revolving Funds
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, March 4, 2021

... We reviewed 75 House and Senate bills proposing 51 special and revolving funds during the 2021 legislative session. None satisfied the criteria set forth in Section 23-11, HRS, for proposed special and revolving funds ....


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Lawsuit Demands More 'Critical Habitat' in Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, March 4, 2021

"... The Endangered Species Act required the agency to designate critical habitat with its listing determination and develop a recovery plan for the bird. Yet the Service has failed to do so...."


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Finalists named for Hawaiʻi County appointments to Board of Regents
by News Release Thursday, March 4, 2021

... a list of candidates to Gov. David Ige to fill one Hawaiʻi County seat for a five-year appointment, beginning July 1, 2021 ....


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16 Hawaii Towns Ranked by Median Credit Scores
by News Article Wednesday, March 3, 2021

... 2021 Hawaii Towns with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores ....


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OIP: UIPA Under COVID Emergency Rules
by News Release Wednesday, March 3, 2021

... SP18 requires an agency that relies on the suspended deadlines to acknowledge receipt of “UIPA Requests”  ....


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Official State Meetings Calendar Updated
by News Release Wednesday, March 3, 2021

... Sunshine Law requires notice of meetings of state boards to be electronically posted on the State Calendar at least six calendar days before the meeting ....


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OHA releases $2.92 million in grant solicitations
by News Release Wednesday, March 3, 2021

... Applications are being solicited from nonprofit organizations that administer community-based projects designed to strengthen Hawaiian beneficiaries, families, and communities ....  


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Blangiardi Submits City Budget
by News Release Wednesday, March 3, 2021

... The key priorities in the budget include funding core City and County of Honolulu services, without employee furloughs, and focuses on affordable housing and homelessness, rail, infrastructure and the distribution of funds ....


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Kauai asks to rejoin Hawaii Safe Travels program in April
by News Release Wednesday, March 3, 2021

... At this time, more than 24,000 doses of vaccine have been administered on Kaua‘i, and by April we are confident that employees in the hospitality and food service industries will be offered vaccines ....


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HSTA orders BoE to Dump Kishimoto
by News Release Tuesday, March 2, 2021

... Each of HSTA's '12 reasons' boils down to the same one thing: Kishimoto was slightly slow and reluctant to go along with HSTA's plan to shut down all schools and pay teachers full salary while letting them pretend to 'work' from home ....


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Ige Signs Bill Lowering Unemployment Tax
by News Release Tuesday, March 2, 2021

... The measure allows employers to pay, on average, less than half of what they would otherwise pay into the system ....


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DLIR: Decades-old Mainframe Behind Delays
by News Article Tuesday, March 2, 2021

... the technological backbone of the state’s UI program is an antiquated mainframe system that runs on a Natural database language ....


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VIDEO: What to watch out for at the Legislature
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, March 2, 2021

... Lawmakers are planning to increase taxes and regulations this year, but there are better ways to help Hawaii's economy prosper ....


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VIDEO: Police Chief says 263 officers abused overtime policy
by Video Video Tuesday, March 2, 2021

... The video was sent to officers Friday morning on the department’s private communication channel ....


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HB1314: Grabs TAT from Counties
by Tax Foundation Monday, March 1, 2021

... Repeals the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenue to the counties ....


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Why It's Time for OHA to Develop Kaka'ako Makai!
by Kelii Akina Monday, March 1, 2021

... virtually no development has taken place on this valuable property since OHA acquired it ....


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Ethics: Cows and Church at HYCF
by News Release Monday, March 1, 2021

... HYCF has conducted cattle ranching operations on HYCF property for many years ....


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Ninth Circuit to Hear Case Challenging Gun Magazine Ban
by NRA ILA Monday, March 1, 2021

... The case is called Duncan v. Becerra ....


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Hawaii Economy Projected to Grow 2.7% in 2021
by News Release Monday, March 1, 2021

...DBEDT estimates that Hawaii’s real GDP fell by approximately 7.5 percent in 2020, a smaller decline than the 11.7 percent contraction forecast in the previous quarter....


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Missile Defense Agency to Reopen Public Scoping for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii EIS
by News Release Monday, March 1, 2021

... due to changes in the proposed alternatives ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 27, 2021
by News Release Sunday, February 28, 2021

... bills introduced and votes in Congress ....


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More Taxes for Movies and TV
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 28, 2021

... “I am altering the deal.  Pray I don’t alter it any further.” ....


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ALOHA Homes: Unintended Consequences
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, February 27, 2021

... the ALOHA homes program as currently envisioned in SB1 likely would result in an expensive, non-sustainable government project that would fail ....


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Seven Tax Hike Bills on the Move
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, February 27, 2021

... many tax increases, fees, and surcharges that have been proposed this legislative session. Hawaii residents are already among the most taxed in the country; the state has the second highest overall tax burden in the U.S. ....


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VIDEO: Second Amendment Bills on the Move in Hawaii Legislature
by Video Video Saturday, February 27, 2021

... HIFICO rundown on Second Amendment related bills before Hawaii Legislature ....


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Hawaii Among States Taxing Forgiven PPP Loans
by Tax Foundation Saturday, February 27, 2021

... If policymakers wish to avoid imposing taxes on these small business lifelines  they need to act quickly, as tax deadlines are fast approaching ....


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Tax Hike Plan: Hawaii Carbon Pricing Study Released
by News Release Saturday, February 27, 2021

... to cost the State at least $19,000,000,000 ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 27, 2021

... SB839 Assisted Suicide Expansion Bill NARROWLY Passes Senate Judiciary ....


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Hawaii Most Unionized State
by News Release Saturday, February 27, 2021

... Only two states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2020: Hawaii (23.7 percent) and New York (22.0 percent) ....


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Maui Nurses Tentative Contract
by News Release Saturday, February 27, 2021

... The registered nurses and other health care workers of Maui Health System reached a tentative contract agreement with MHS management just past 1:00 am HST Friday morning ....


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Rep Har DUI Arrest: Smelled of Alcohol, Yelled 'Black Lives Matter'
by News Release Saturday, February 27, 2021

... “Sharon then related that she was going to be the next governor but ‘this’ will mess up her plans.” ....


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Good intentions not a great foundation for building houses
by Kelii Akina Friday, February 26, 2021

... Instead of creating more affordable homes, they reduce development and cause prices to go up ....


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CNHA Approved as Small Business Microlender
by News Release Friday, February 26, 2021

... delivering loan capital to small businesses having difficulty with access to financing ....


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$272K Fine for Aquarium Fishing
by News Release Friday, February 26, 2021

... This case achieved a lot of notoriety ....


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DHHL General Plan Beneficiary Consultation
by News Release Friday, February 26, 2021

... The General Plan is updated every 20 years ....


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January 2021 visitor arrivals drop 80.1%
by News Release Friday, February 26, 2021

... In January, a total of 171,976 visitors traveled to Hawaii by air service, compared to 862,574 ....


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HIDOE Allows In-person School Graduation Ceremonies
by News Release Thursday, February 25, 2021

"...allow additional flexibility for our schools beyond virtual options in bringing our graduates together for this momentous occasion...."


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Good grief, do our lawmakers not know we're in a depression?
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, February 25, 2021

... every proposal in the 2021 Legislature that would increase Hawaii's tax burden ....


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Indian Affairs: OHA Chair calls for 'Parity' among all 'Native Americans'
by News Release Thursday, February 25, 2021

... Sen. Schatz opened today’s hearing by stating that one of his goals as chairman is to bring Native Hawaiian issues and priorities to the forefront ....


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Hawaii Unemployment Tops in USA
by News Article Thursday, February 25, 2021

... In December, Hawaii had the highest unemployment rate among the states at 9.3%, followed by Nevada at an unemployment rate of 9.2%. Both of these rates are higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7%....


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Auditor Releases Community Survey of Honolulu Residents
by News Release Thursday, February 25, 2021

... Only a little more than half of Honolulu residents surveyed consider the city and county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to be effective ....


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HTA: January Vacation Rental Demand Down 74%
by News Release Thursday, February 25, 2021

... monthly demand was 167,500 unit nights ....


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Will OHA Make This Same Mistake Again?
by Video Video Thursday, February 25, 2021

... If So, Millions More Hawaiian Beneficiary Dollars Will Be Squandered ....


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Congress Considers Adding Judges in 9th Circuit
by News Article Wednesday, February 24, 2021

“...The Ninth Circuit… decides over 11,000 appeals each year....”


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Get eReminders for State Court Hearings 
by News Release Wednesday, February 24, 2021

... an enhanced service providing text and email notifications for upcoming court hearings or event dates ....


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For some beneficiaries, the Hawaiian Homelands ‘waiting list’ does not exist
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, February 23, 2021

“...Sovereignty is already happening now. We are educating our children. What we have in front of us doesn’t work....”


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UHERO: History of Gambling Bills Since Statehood
by UH ERO Tuesday, February 23, 2021

... The number of gambling measures introduced in the legislature rose whenever the state government encountered money problems ....


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HB534: Self Defense Bill Up in Committee
by NRA ILA Tuesday, February 23, 2021

... February 22nd, the House Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs is hearing House Bill 534 House Draft 1, to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones ....


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COVID Closes Canadian Ports, Alaska Seeks Passenger Vessel Services Act Waiver
by News Release Tuesday, February 23, 2021

... Archaic Protectionism Is Set to Sink Alaska Cruises ....


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Now is the Worst Time for Minimum Wage Hike
by Heartland Foundation Tuesday, February 23, 2021

... minimum wage hikes result in some workers seeing their wages rise, while many more lose gainful employment ....


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HTA: January Hotel Occupancy 23.3%
by News Release Tuesday, February 23, 2021

... statewide RevPAR decreased to $58 ....


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DHHL to Obtain Former Tsunami Warning Center Site from Feds?
by News Release Tuesday, February 23, 2021

... A transfer of the former PTWC parcel would utilize $10 million of a $16.9 million land credit that the trust has with the federal government ....


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SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Bridge Aina Lea Case
by Robert Thomas Monday, February 22, 2021

"... If there is no such thing as a regulatory taking, we should say so ...."


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How Minimum Wage Worker Makes $72K
by News Release Monday, February 22, 2021

... in Full-Service Restaurants, most workers who earn minimum wage receive significantly more compensation in tips ....


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Hawaii: 4,619 residents moved out between 2018 and 2019
by News Article Monday, February 22, 2021

... Where They Moved To: California, Texas and Washington ....


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Hawaii Republican Legislative Update
by Brett Kulbis Monday, February 22, 2021

... upcoming hearings ....


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COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for 18+ in Micronesia
by News Release Monday, February 22, 2021

... Federated States of Micronesia is one of the most advanced countries on Earth ....


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Maintenance of Effort
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 21, 2021

... We need to start recognizing that this “dedicated funding source” rhetoric is taking us down the wrong path ....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 20, 2021

... drugs, gambling, abortion ....


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COVID Vax to be Available for Age 70+
by News Release Saturday, February 20, 2021

... The Department of Health will announce when sites are prepared to accept registration for this new age group ....


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Stop playing with the numbers
by Kelii Akina Saturday, February 20, 2021

... When it comes to budgets and accounting, politicians have successfully convinced voters that the ordinary rules of fiscal accountability shouldn’t apply to government ....


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How to prevent abuse of Hawaii’s emergency law
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, February 20, 2021

... The governor’s continued exercise of extended unilateral power also has called into question the legality of the state’s emergency powers law ....


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Sand Island Disclosure After BRAT Threatens Blangiardi with ‘Citizens Arrest’
by Andrew Walden Friday, February 19, 2021

... The parcel is one of several not included on Blangiardi’s, June 8, 2020, Candidate Financial Disclosure form ....


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