Sunday, January 29, 2023
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Corruption?  The conference room at the Capitol erupts in laughter
  2. Truth in Taxation: Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help
  3. The implication that batteries are going to be the source of backup for lack of sunlight on Oahu is simply wrong
  4. Suspending laws is a recurring tactic in Hawaii to shelter homeless
  5. Kakaako Makai: OHA Still Looking for a Re-Do
  6. Buying erosion sites: Enviros Reward their Rich Friends
  7. The legal odds appear stacked against any request to move the Miske trial
  8. Our lawmakers look for respect in all the wrong places
  9. Prince Kuhio Made Pearl Harbor ‘The Nation’s Chief Pacific Outpost’

Saturday, January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HPD: We don’t need more Police Ethics Training
  2. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek To Ease Process For Bringing Felony Charges
  3. Green Tax Cut may become reality--But Only for Some Public Employees 
  4. 2nd Amendment advocates balk at Green proposal to create gun-free ‘sensitive places’
  5. Waiahole families facing huge rent hikes as farmers fight to keep local agriculture alive

Friday, January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. To Stop Reformers, Legislators propose Changing OHA Elections
  2. Aloha Stadium: Green Plan to Benefit Carpenters Union Delays RFP
  3. Lawsuit: Former Kaua‘i prosecutor fired for opposing judicial nominee
  4. Hawaii County PD releases annual disciplinary report
  5. UH graduate assistants’ fight to unionize reaches high court
  6. Hawaii Ordered An Acupuncturist To Stop Practicing. Three Years Later, He Still Was
  7. Hawaii tourist or resident misbehavior what's worse?

Thursday, January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds May Seek Change of Venue: After Drug Bust, Lawyer Otake Met Miske, Malone in Parking Lot
  2. Renters suffer when Hawaii property assessments increase
  3. 1,300 Jobs Culled At Largest Hawaii Vacation Rental: Shocks Industry
  4. Revising ‘outdated’ law to curb Hawaii emergency powers       
  5. Ex-HPD chief Ballard takes stand in defamation trial, blames misquoted online news article
  6. Authorities arrest former prison guard accused of sexually abusing inmates
  7. Cost Comparison of Hawaii Solar Projects
  8. MEO clears disputed site of future housing project in Waiehu
  9. Oahu aims to clear blocked sidewalks near schools

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds: Female Guard Gave Miske associate access to cell phone, drugs while detained at OCCC
  2. DoE Enrollment will Soon be at 65-Year Low
  3. Hawaii legislators want to expand program to keep drug dealers out of jail if they act crazy 
  4. New Park Rangers to Hunt down small businesses
  5. Former Kamehameha Schools CEO appointed as new interim leadership for Bishop Museum
  6. Hawaii had a total of 1,440 millionaires in 2020
  7. Eco-Religion Children's’ Crusade to be tossed out of Court?

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kouchi: Tax Cuts are Dead on Arrival, but we’ll make it look good
  2. Attorney General launches cover-up of illegal fireworks delivery to Guards at Oahu jail
  3. Decision forthcoming to fill 2 state House vacancies
  4. Don’t be a Fool: Hydrogen is Just Oil Company Greenwashing
  5. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Shields Against Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion, Guns
  6. HSTA-Owned Legislators Plan to Kill Preschool Plan by Requiring Fully Credentialed Teachers
  7. 3 decades after Dana Ireland’s murder, innocence project attorneys ask judge to vacate conviction
  8. Statewide four year delay to receive birth and death certificates

Monday, January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Perruso: Republicans Will Take Wahiawa if Dems Don’t Pretend to Clean up Corruption
  2. Experts: Hawaii’s economy poised to slow down ‘significantly’
  3. School Choice Week: Our keiki deserve an education fitting their unique needs
  4. State Regulators Gratuitously Orders Shut Down of Octopus Farm
  5. Hawaii Highways Closed For Accidents, Infuriating Residents and Visitors

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Letters to the Editor January, 2023
Letters to the Editor

HB132 Would Eliminate Election Auditing


Sunday, January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Census: For First Time, Majority of Native Hawaiians live outside of Hawaii 
  2. Calvin Say: What I said before about HGEA Fraudulently Boosting Assessments to Line their own pockets is …uh… ‘Ridiculous’
  3. Will Legislators Finally Abolish HTA This Session?
  4. Will HSTA Kill Pre-K Again?
  5. Local Government Was No Sure Thing In Hawaii — Until Prince Kuhio Got Involved
  6. Miske trial could take as long as five months
  7. Tiny Coolant Leak on Mauna Kea Should Spark Another Wave of Activist Histrionics
  8. Hawai‘i kupuna watchdog head says program in need of expansion
  9. Sales of Delta-8 THC go on in Hawaii amid murky legal status

Saturday, January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Bribery and Fraud: ‘The Public is Angry’
  2. Perfectly Good Telescope to be Removed from Maunakea--Will be Installed at Chilean University where Science is Valued
  3. HART to Open ‘Mid-2023’?
  4. DHHL Spending delayed by State’s Grab for $412M COVID Money?
  5. State’s highest court rules incumbent Maui councilmember won seat in key race
  6. Federal Judge Grants Broad Order Protecting A Honolulu Reporter
  7. ‘Just like Marco Polo’: 77-year-old man killed in large blaze at Aiea highrise
  8. Medical clinic for homeless at Punawai opens for patients

Friday, January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gov. Josh Green Blocks New Jail: Says We Need to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto the Streets
  2. Alm: Prosecutors will Stop Asking HPA to Deny Parole to ‘Heinous’ Criminals
  3. Hawaii Paroling Authority Releasing Lots of Criminals Early--Especially the Crazy Ones
  4. Hawaii’s homeless criminals take a toll on local restaurants
  5. Homeless Village Planned Next to Existing Meth Camp Across from Middle Street Bus Terminal
  6. Hawaii Visitor $50 “Green” Fees ‘Dead on Arrival’
  7. ‘It’s Horrendous’: The Deaths Of 2 Doctors Deepen The Void In Rural Health Care Access
  8. State’s highest court considers call for new election in key Maui Council race
  9. DPP Claims Wait Time reduced to Four Weeks
  10. Traffic violators owe Hawaii taxpayers tens of millions in unpaid fines, records show
  11. Officials warn of more traffic during Honolulu rail work
  12. Hawaii House GOP: Government Reform Is A Priority
  13. Senate GOP: Brenton Awa Admits he is an Idiot

Thursday, January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Opening Day: Former Chief Investigator Sues Hawaii Attorney General’s Office for Refusing to Prosecute Corruption
  2. Opening Day: John Waihee’s Favorite Trump-era influence peddler sentenced to prison
  3. Opening Day: Ex-Navatek CEO Pleads Not Guilty To Mortgage Fraud In Hawaii
  4. Opening Day: Miske Lawyer Still on the Case--For Now
  5. Hawaii Gov Signals He'll Sign Ethics Reform Bills--But Only if They Land On His Desk
  6. Bill: 100% Tax on Home Price Increase
  7. Bill: 25% TAT on Short Term Rentals
  8. Senate Bill 125 would increase the “tip credit” amount to match 20% of the Hawaii minimum wage
  9. Opening Day: Makaha Beach Thug Interrupts Speaker’s Remarks--“You guys talking about money--We First”
  10. Water Board Says EPA is Slowing Red Hill Shutdown
  11. Over 400 citations issued from Oahu red light cameras
  12. Suit against Boy Scouts: ‘Pattern of failures’ led to fatal shooting of 11-year-old at Hawaii campsite
  13. HB64: Confiscating Guns
  14. Rich Liberal Democrats support affordable housing in principle but go all NIMBY when it comes to their own neighborhoods
  15. HSTA News: Former Waimea Teacher Victor Aguilar sentenced for sexual assault
  16. Ex-airline worker indicted in COVID fraud

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawmakers Rushing To Hold Last-Minute Fundraisers Before Session Begins
  2. Honolulu Permitting Inspector OK’d His Own Company’s Projects
  3. A new witness for the prosecution appears to have created conflict of interest for Miske’s lead attorney
  4. Will Anderson ‘Blowup’ $600 Million DHHL Spending Plan?
  5. A year after construction wrapped up, red tape keeps city’s $17M housing project for the homeless empty
  6. Maui Medical center’s patient census seasonally high
  7. Ron Menor, longtime Hawaii politician, dies at 67
  8. Hawaii gas price average finally below $5, but still higher than national trend

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. News media turn a blind eye to attorney misdeeds
  2. Hawaii's Zoning Laws Are A Self-Inflicted Wound. It's Hurting Our Housing
  3. Green’s $100M Climate Fund based on Unconstitutional State Visitor Impact Fee
  4. State to unveil ambitious preschool plan for Hawaii (again)
  5. After 5 years in court, North Shore killing brings call for tougher murder law
  6. Hawaii bill proposed to offer backpay to those terminated over vaccine mandates
  7. Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Are Back On Track After Chinese Companies Reroute Solar Panels Thru SE Asia to Evade Biden Administration Slavery Sanctions
  8. Hawaii needle exchanges at record high--1.23M
  9. Eternal Flame for Hawaii’s veterans burns again

Monday, January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators ‘Rough Up’ Ikaika Anderson, Prepare to reject Appointment
  2. When the Legislature passed the Sunshine Law it exempted itself
  3. Sen. Gabbard to push for Green Amendment
  4. Red Hill task force takes full control of ‘all activities’ at Site
  5. Will Council Vote to Clear Knife-Wielding Homeless Drug Addicts from School Grounds?
  6. Captain Cook fire station illegally renamed without public input

Sunday, January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Criminal Conspiracy behind Property Assessment Hikes
  2. Only Republicans Support Tax Cuts
  3. Hawaii Is Where People Spend The Most On Rent --42% of Income
  4. Lawmakers not enthused about changing the way business is done at the Legislature
  5. Saiki: Green’s $100M Climate Initiative DOA
  6. DHHL Will Soon Have Three Plans to Spend $600M--Therefore the money will elapse unspent
  7. More upgrades needed at State Hospital to handle demand for mental health services
  8. Department of Health no longer wants 2 Oahu hospitals
  9. Molokai health center closing, leaving a big hole in medical care on the 'friendly isle'
  10. 456 Catch-n-Release Arrests in Waikiki, 575 Arrests in Chinatown do nothing to reduce Crime--Time to Call in National Guard?

Saturday, January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Prioritizing lists
  2. Kihei: Opening of Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus delayed
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 14, 2023
  4. Kuilei Place ‘Affordable’ Units Cost $800K
  5. A loaf of bread for $10.99? Inflation might be easing but sticker shock is still real
  6. 2 Miske Lawyers could be disqualified over Forged Character References  
  7. Is MMA star BJ Penn running for something? It sure looks that way
  8. Maui Lawmakers Wishy-Washy on Tax Cuts
  9. Disused since 2007, Air Force Lease of DHHL Land on Molokai Finally Expires
  10. Parking meter snafu totally avoidable

Friday, January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Soft on Crime: Man charged with attacking elderly woman in her home had murder conviction overturned on Technicality
  2. Sen Favella: Shut Down UH Manoa
  3. DPP Finally Processes Building Permit 5 Months After Chick-fil-a Opens
  4. 99% of Medicated Dopers Say its for uh … ‘Pain’ or uh … ‘PTSD’

Thursday, January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Blangiardi will not cut Property Tax Rates
  2. Honolulu Hale Keeps Stealing State Appointees To Keep HART Board Non-Functional--AG Refuses to Issue Opinion on Legality
  3. Green proposes first biennial operating budget, says Homeless cost $80K per bum per year
  4. Bill aims at minimum wage tip credits for Hawaii service workers 
  5. Commission Fines Cayetano Campaign, Super PAC Over anti-Green Attack Ads 
  6. Military housing rent hikes taking a toll on residents 
  7. Kihei school missing legal requirement to open campus 
  8. Victorino Vetoed Maui Historical Rules on last Day in Office 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Judiciary Uses ‘Prosecutorial Misconduct’ as Excuse to let 24 Gangsters Escape Justice--Now They Want to Go Further
  2. Green Goes Wobbly on GE Tax Cuts
  3. “I am so pissed off”--Carpenters Union Operative Ikaika Anderson Bumbles Through Senate Hearing
  4. Former Maui senator (and cocaine dealer) has paid $75,000 of his $100,000 fine
  5. Death Penalty Phase Begins For USO ‘Enforcer’ In Arizona
  6. ‘USO Family’ inmate facing repeal of probation after Auto Break-ins at Makapuu Point
  7. Hawaii Hospital Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Nurses
  8. DOE slow to assess schools’ vulnerabilities to violence
  9. Crew members, air ambulance wreckage recovered from ocean


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Are Zoning Laws the Cause of Hawaii's Housing Crisis?
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, January 29, 2023

... Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It ....


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Don't let emergency orders become the norm
by Kelii Akina Sunday, January 29, 2023

... bureaucracy and red tape have become a major barrier to affordable housing in Hawaii ....


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High cost of living drives family, friends out of Hawaii
by Kelii Akina Sunday, January 29, 2023

... More than 15,000 people left Hawaii for the mainland last year ....


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Hold off on Maui County executive pay raises?
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, January 29, 2023

... salaries for the Mayor, County Council members, Directors, Deputy Directors and County Auditor ....


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What’s In the Governor’s Bill Package
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 29, 2023

... SB 1347 / HB 1049, designated GOV-01, aims to give broad tax relief to pretty much everyone in Hawaii. It does this by juicing up several credits already on the books, giving a significant boost to the standard deduction, and doubling the personal exemption amount. ...


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SB1: Abortion Expansion Bill Scheduled for Hearing
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, January 29, 2023

... Hawaii's Senate has decided that abortion expansion bills should take front and center ....


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Evidence says offshore wind development is killing lots of whales
by News Article Saturday, January 28, 2023

... the humpback death rate roughly tripled starting in 2016 and continued high thereafter ....


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Green Signs Homeless Emergency Proclamation--Amends it Three Days Later
by News Release Saturday, January 28, 2023

"...We amended our homelessness emergency proclamation to reflect guardrails that will ensure we don’t have to choose between our kuleana to culture and land...."


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 28, 2023
by GovTrack .us Saturday, January 28, 2023

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


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​I Caught COVID
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, January 28, 2023

... 3 out of 5 of my household turned positive in a matter of a few days ....


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Navy: No Groundwater Pollution from AFFF Spill
by News Release Saturday, January 28, 2023

... Today the Navy published its first two weeks of validated groundwater PFAS test results, which show no exceedances of DOH’s EALs for groundwater ....


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Maui Airport Mini-Rail to be Shutdown for Repairs--Replaced by Golf Carts
by News Release Saturday, January 28, 2023

...  A contractor will provide golf carts to take anyone needing assistance between the CONRAC and the airport lobby. ...


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Former Prison Guard Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Inmates
by News Release Saturday, January 28, 2023

... a correctional officer at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu from approximately 2014 to 2018 ....


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Maui Sovereignty Squatters Interfere with MEO Affordable Housing Project
by News Release Friday, January 27, 2023

"The only reason we are pursuing a development at Ke Kahua in Waiehu is to bring affordable rental units to struggling Maui families.


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BIA Commission on Native Children to Hold Hawaii Hearing
by News Release Thursday, January 26, 2023

... The Commission on Native Children will hold its Hawaii Regional Hearing in Honolulu, HI, February 15–16, 2023 at the Moana Surfrider, and virtually. ...


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Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
by News Release Thursday, January 26, 2023

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”


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​There’s still time to counter higher property taxes
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, January 25, 2023

“They should look for ways to make government cost less and run more efficiently and operate on a leaner budget."


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US Department of Justice Orders Handi-Van to Answer Phones, Book Rides
by News Release Wednesday, January 25, 2023

... TheHandi-Van, who called to make or change reservations for rides, had very long telephone hold times or did not have their calls answered. Under the agreement, Honolulu will take immediate steps to lessen hold times ....


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Preventing the Next Foster Care Disaster--Bills Mandate Court-Appointed Attorneys for Biological Parents
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, January 25, 2023

... Could Fabian’s death have been prevented if the biological parents had an attorney to investigate the fitness of these foster parents prior to Fabian’s placement? ....


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Schweitzer Exonerated of Dana Ireland Murder After 25 Years
by News Release Wednesday, January 25, 2023

... REALLY OBVIOUS QUESTION: Will Hawaii County Police or Prosecutor now search federal databases for a match to the DNA from 'Unknown Male #1'? ....


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Could this be a good year at the Hawaii Legislature?
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... we have high hopes for a few ideas that could make a real difference for our state ....


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30 Years Later: Will Court Toss Out $150M Grift Against Bank of America?
by Court House News Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... a Maui-based 'nonprofit' filed a complaint seeking the funds ....


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Hawaiian Electric issues call for projects to significantly expand renewable energy generation on Oahu, Maui
by News Release Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... Latest procurement includes request for firm renewable capacity ....


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Hawaii ranked as most expensive state to buy eggs
by News Article Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... the average cost for a dozen eggs in Hawaii is about $9.73. That's 51% higher than a year earlier and 53% higher than #2 Florida ....


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Proposed Hawaii State Privacy Laws
by News Article Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... Hawaii lawmakers introducing consumer privacy bills and biometric privacy bills ....


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Green's State of the State: What's to like? 
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... Most compelling was the governor's proposal to increase tax deductions and support open records, but all the talk about spending was worrisome ....


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December Unemployment 3.2%
by News Release Tuesday, January 24, 2023

... in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 36,200, or -5.5 percent ....


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VIDEO: State of the State Address
by Video Video Monday, January 23, 2023

... Gov Josh Green, State of the State address, January 23, 2023 ....


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U.S. Marine runs toward gunfire, applies lifesaving aid in Waikiki shooting
by News Article Monday, January 23, 2023

... The man fell to the ground as the first of the two shooters sprinted to a waiting vehicle. The wounded man was lying on the sidewalk to Issa’s left as the second shooter, located to Issa’s right, began firing frantically at the downed man ....


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Supreme Court: Election Officials moved office furniture instead of ‘curing’ hundreds of invalidated ballots
by Andrew Walden Sunday, January 22, 2023

... Thousands of absentee voters are disenfranchised every election due to rejection of their ballots by the four county election offices ....


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Should We Lower Taxes?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 22, 2023

... convince me that tax cuts are not advisable ....


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Hawaii #1 for multigenerational households
by News Article Saturday, January 21, 2023

... Areas with high living costs, large immigrant populations, and housing shortages are abundant with multigenerational homes ....


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Counties with the most emergency shelters in Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, January 21, 2023

... Stacker compiled a list of counties with the highest number of emergency shelters per capita in Hawaii using data from the National Shelter System Facilities database .... 


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2023 Hawaii Gun Law Tracker
by News Article Saturday, January 21, 2023

... we already have 12 Anti-Second Amendment bills ....


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Hawaii has the most honest guns in USA
by News Article Saturday, January 21, 2023

... the Average ‘Time-to-Crime’ for Firearms in Hawaii is 3x other states ....


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​Feds award Hawaii $15.8 million to offset COFA costs
by News Article Saturday, January 21, 2023

... About 16,300 members of the COFA lived in Hawaii, according to numbers from fiscal year 2022 ....


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Hawaii AG Backs NY Gun Control Laws
by News Article Saturday, January 21, 2023

... AGs voice support for New York gun-industry liability law and concealed carry law ....


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Elderly Tourists Forced off Road to Hana, Stranded for Hours
by News Release Saturday, January 21, 2023

... another driver, who they say was in a big hurry, forced them off the side of the road. One of the tires on their rented convertible was sliced by a rock ....


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National coalition including Hawaii legislators urges states to enact 'wealth' taxes
by News Article Friday, January 20, 2023

... Rep Jeanne Kapela and Hawai'i Tax Fairness Coalition protest at State Capitol in favor of new tax ....


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BLS: Hawaii Most Unionized State in USA
by News Release Friday, January 20, 2023

... Two states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2022: Hawaii (21.9 percent) and New York (20.7 percent) ....


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DoE Names Four New Complex Superintendents
by News Release Friday, January 20, 2023

... to oversee the schools in the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Kūlanihāko‘i-Maui, Castle-Kahuku, Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa, and Pearl City-Waipahu complex areas ....


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John Waihee’s Favorite Trump-era influence peddler sentenced to prison
by News Release Friday, January 20, 2023

... Nickie Lum of the Infamous Lum Crime Family Sentenced for Facilitating Unregistered Lobbying Campaign in Exchange for Approximately $3 Million ....


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​Slashing tax rates best way to offset higher property assessments
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 19, 2023

... Residential A properties went up 39.9% ....


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Sister Isles Among Worst Doctor Shortage in USA
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 19, 2023

... a recent national study of 3,000 counties in America found the Big Island has the third-worst shortage of healthcare providers in primary care, Maui has the fifth-worst shortage of healthcare providers in America, and Kauai has the 13th worst shortage ....


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Kauai Democrats Nominate Replacements for Rep Tokioka HD16
by Andrew Walden Thursday, January 19, 2023

... the HD37 Democratic Committee picked three nominees: Ron Menor, Charlotte Nekota, Trish LaChica.  Kauai HD16 Democrats picked Evslin, Chock and Cristobal ....


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Corruption at every level: Why I left Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 19, 2023

... To this day, I still wonder where the $58 million that was earmarked for testing and tracing went or whose pockets it lined ....


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Who is Running for Neighborhood Board in Your Community?
by News Release Thursday, January 19, 2023

... see the list of registered candidates--Friday, February 17, 2023, is the Candidate Filing Deadline ....


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City accepting applications for Chief of Treasury
by News Release Thursday, January 19, 2023

... The Department of Budget and Fiscal Services (BFS) is seeking applicants to fill the vacant civil service position of Chief of Treasury for the Division of Treasury ....


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Coast Guard Tracking Two Russian Vessels off Hawaiian Coast
by Video Video Thursday, January 19, 2023

... one boat seems to be refueling the other ....


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Let the sun shine in
by Kelii Akina Thursday, January 19, 2023

... The only question is whether they have the political will ....


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A lively conversation about the Jones Act, pro and con
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 19, 2023

... Despite the disagreements, there were a few points the guests all agreed on ....


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Four Hawaii Correctional Officers Sentenced for Abusing Inmate and Conspiring to Cover Up Abuse
by News Release Thursday, January 19, 2023

... a multi-year conspiracy to cover-up the abuse ....


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ODC: Green Energy Lawyer Paid Kickback to get $1000/hour legal fees
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... Kvam engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.  Kvam also violated the rules by paying a prohibited referral fee in the nature of a “commission” ....


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Palau, Marshall Islands Sign MOU to Extend Compact of Free Association
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... U.S. negotiators last week reached initial understanding with the governments of the republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands on general financial terms to extend the Compacts of Free Association for the next 20 years ....


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Hawaii Families Seek to Boost Awareness of K-12 Options During School Choice Week
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... Hawaii celebrates educational options and quality education during the annual School Choice Week ....


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Opening Day for 2023 Legislature
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. ....


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Hawaii targets housing reform as Legislature returns
by News Article Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... 156 bills are on the current docket to be introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate ....


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Green Names New Disaster Advisor and HI-EMA Administrator
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... Luke Meyers is joining the Office of Governor Josh Green, M.D., as the State Disaster Management Advisor (SDMA), with Col. (Ret.) James D.S. Barros named as the new Administrator for the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) ....


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Daniel Nāhoʻopiʻi Named Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Chief Administrative Officer
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2023

... Nāhoʻopiʻi earned a certificate from the First Nations’ Futures Institute at Stanford University ....


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The COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2023

... Governor Josh Green, M.D. signed a sixth emergency proclamation to extend federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits, in keeping with ongoing federal COVID relief efforts ....


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House Democrats Outline Top Priorities for 2023 Session
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2023

... On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature will convene ....


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How to fix Hawaii's SLOW permitting departments
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, January 17, 2023

... Hawaii is one of the slowest states in the nation when it comes to approving building permits ....


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Hawaii Worst State to Drive In
by News Article Monday, January 16, 2023

... high gas prices, rush-hour traffic congestion and poor road quality ....


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Hawaii isn't the only place where homebuilding is virtually impossible
by Grassroot Institute Monday, January 16, 2023

... Sim Nimby is an online game in which winning means giving up any hope of building any sort of structure for any reason ....


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1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Monday, January 16, 2023

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​How to avert the looming property tax crisis
by Kelii Akina Sunday, January 15, 2023

... Hawaii’s population has been declining for six straight years, and if policymakers don’t do something quickly to avert the looming increase in county property taxes, that is likely to continue ....


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Transparency by Executive Order? Gov Green responds
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, January 15, 2023

... two dozen community and media organizations suggest changes that could be implemented by executive order ....


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Hawaii Smoking Costs $3.5M Over Lifetime
by News Article Sunday, January 15, 2023

... 6th highest in USA ....


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Searching for a Side Job? In Hawaii you've got lots of company
by News Article Sunday, January 15, 2023

... According to recent data, searches for side jobs have seen an increase of 49.89%, with Hawaii ranking sixth among the states ....


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More Temporary Tax Fixes Considered
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 15, 2023

... We need fixes.  Not the temporary kind ....


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