Sunday, October 2, 2022
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Drunk With Power: Lopresti DUI Dismissed--Just Like Sharon Har
  2. Ige gets it right on new Aloha Stadium in his final days
  3. Aloha Stadium redevelopment suffers from muddled leadership
  4. Kaua‘i Council finds new way to make housing even more unaffordable--Require Houses to be built on Stilts
  5. School Impact Fees: Another Way to Make Housing More Expensive
  6. Could fewer fees help physician shortage? Organization pushes elimination of GET on medical services
  7. ‘It’s for everybody’: Hundreds turn out for Waipio Valley ocean access rally
  8. The mysterious disappearances on Hawaii’s Napali Coast and the Kalalau Trail on Kauai
  9. Hawaii Legislature Should Not Mess With Our Public Records Law
  10. Minimum Wage: “It’s the next steps that are the issue.”
  11. Electrical Fire at Kapolei Rail Station
  12. Councilman’s resolution calls for relocation of Hilo jail

Saturday, October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Socialist Ex-teacher charged with child porn now indicted in sex assault
  2. No decision on charges 1 year after alleged Makaha police chase
  3. Woman’s felony charges dismissed due to recent Obrero ruling
  4. Maui gun case could set Hawaii precedent
  5. Charging ahead at Department of Planning and Permitting
  6. How Hawaii brought its population of girls in prison to zero
  7. Aloha Stadium to become Post-Apocalyptic Drive-Thru

Friday, September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Approve Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan, Will Release $125 Million
  2. Hawaii’s attorney general declines to prosecute SHOPO leadership
  3. Alleged Babykiller Games System -- refuses to appear in Oahu court
  4. Minimum wage slated to increase this weekend — along with menu prices
  5. More Homeless Mayhem: Parkgoers raise concern over vandalism, illegal activities at Oahu public restrooms
  6. More Homeless Mayhem: Bums Operate Chop Shop at Kalaeloa Airport
  7. Hawaii sees largest average equity gain

Thursday, September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. More delay, financial shortfall in store for revamped Aloha Stadium redevelopment plan, officials say
  2. FTA has not yet approved HART’s revised proposal for $9.8 billion in construction costs
  3. Special Session: New Maunakea board could be confirmed sooner than expected
  4. As Defense Secretary arrives on Oahu, families sickened by fuel-tainted water demand help
  5. SHOPO Deploys Survey of Kauai police officers designed to Remove ‘Outsider’ Chief
  6. Hawaii health officials add reinfections to COVID case count, boosting state’s tally by nearly 11k
  7. Panel to consider bill to curb rezoning time extensions

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rising Prices, Increasing Poverty, Slowing Job Growth: Hawaii’s Economy Faces Grim Times
  2. Hawaii state senators want to see draft bill before deciding on special session
  3. Ex-Hawaii Contractor Pleads Guilty To Making Illegal Donations To US Sen. Susan Collins
  4. Taxpayers To Cover Legal Expenses For Honolulu Police Officers Involved In Makaha Crash
  5. Hawaii Council to consider bill restricting carry of firearms in ‘sensitive places’
  6. Shifting state lease terms frustrate Hilo business owner

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit: DPS Arranged for Miske Witness to be Killed at OCCC -- Saw Fraser Tortured and Killed in Kalihi
  2. State House has consensus for special legislative session on Hawaii Supreme Court ruling
  3. Honolulu City Council Puts Controversial Land-Use Bill 10 On Hold Amid Criticism
  4. EPA’s cultural input on TMT surprises
  5. Oahu rail emergency scenarios could provide another excuse to delay service
  6. Cut off Water: Supreme Court Finds Another Way to Block Affordable Housing Construction
  7. Legislative Agenda: More Money to solve bed shortages at Hawaii hospitals
  8. Hawaii Has A Shortage Of School Psychologists
  9. Hundreds to sue feds over water contamination at Hawaii base
  10. Big Island resident harassed by aggressive group in Waipio Valley
  11. Federal authorities seeing uptick in ghost gun seizures in Hawaii
  12. Statewide Bankruptcies Increase In Hawaii

Monday, September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CNHA Terrified of COVID Fraud Investigation
  2. 12,603 Hawaii residents left last year
  3. Road Usage Charge Versus Carbon Tax
  4. More homebuilding needed to solve Hawaii housing crisis
  5. Bill 10: Don’t limit new multi-unit housing to just TOD areas
  6. 9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
  7. WESPAC Rebukes Proposal to Expand Marine National Monument in Pacific
  8. Will CNHA Take Over All Tourism Marketing?
  9. EPA oversteps input on Thirty Meter Telescope
  10. Secretary of Defense Coming to Red Hill
  11. ‘A Career Of Sacrifice’: Honolulu Police Grapple With Hiring New Officers While Keeping Veterans
  12. Remembering Big Wind’s Big Fail On Lanai
  13. New sunscreen ban to take effect Saturday

Sunday, September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Corruption: Are 31 Legislators targets of Federal Probe?
  2. Kouchi: Speaker Saiki is Blocking Special Session
  3. Saiki: Kouchi is Blocking Special Session
  4. ‘You Need A Warrant!’: Hawaii’s Dubious Practice Of Taking Children Without A Court Order
  5. Deliberating openness of public records
  6. Hawaii County seeks volunteer board and commission members
  7. Primary Arthur Brun meth supplier gets 100 months in Federal Prison
  8. Waipio Valley community takes stand against road reopening, citing ongoing safety concerns
  9. Department of Planning and Permitting hopes new technology will cut time for permit applications
  10. Ige makes big pivot on Aloha Stadium, but he’s fast running out of time as governor

Saturday, September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What’s Up With These Skyrocketing Electric Bills?
  2. Oahu North Shore homebuyers sue over erosion
  3. Affordable Housing?  Waianae townhome residents say the state is forcing them out
  4. Kauai landowner faces $1.5 million in fines for "high hazard potential" at Mauka Dam
  5. ‘High Loss Risk’: Investors wanted for Oahu surf park project
  6. Hawaii is one of the few states without a NIBIN Ballistics Database system
  7. Maui leads in gun-carry permits; other counties expect to issue soon
  8. He paid Tesla for a solar panel system. 4 years later, he’s never been able to use it
  9. Impunity for Aikau Family?  Suspect charged with assault in road rage case prosecutors initially declined

Friday, September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Consider TMT changes to lessen impact on Native Hawaiians, EPA urges
  2. Are Rail Cracks a Four Year old Problem or a Seven Year Old Problem?
  3. Hawaii Commission Fines Kai Kahele’s Campaign For Illegal Solicitations
  4. After $1B Work, Honolulu Still 2nd Worst Airport in USA
  5. Sex offender registrations increasing in Hawaii
  6. Hawaii Correctional Systems Oversight Commission: “We have people in there and are trying to get them out”

Thursday, September 22, 2022
September 22, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Docs: CNHA Guilty of COVID Fraud?
  2. Mauna Kea Appointees Stake Out Negotiating Positions -- How Much Will Telescopes Have to Pay OHA?
  3. Sources: Tentative deal would put UH in charge of developing, managing new Aloha Stadium
  4. Special Session?  Ige, Legislators Refuse to Act to Stop Mass Release of Rapists, Child Molesters and Murderers
  5. The state is confident red light cameras are legal. They’ll likely face legal challenges anyway
  6. Council considers property tax exemptions for latest ‘Film Studio’ Scheme
  7. Proposal to allow counties in Hawaii to set own minimum wages gains ground--but only higher
  8. Liquor commission’s public trust questioned by City Council
  9. Former Stevenson Middle School principal sues Hawaii DOE over threatening case
  10. Commission denies appeals of its decision on Maui police chief complaints
  11. HPD: Officers see increase in weapons law violations, robberies
  12. Robberies, shootings, assaults: residents say crime in Kalihi is exploding

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
September 21, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What’s Causing Hawaii’s Housing-Market Crunch?
  2. Honolulu Council Finds Another Way to Make Housing More Expensive
  3. Gov. Ige taking Aloha Stadium in ‘different direction,’ orders halt to requests for proposals
  4. Will Kauai County Return Drug Treatment Facility to Grove Farm?
  5. Big Island man accused of abducting teen from Waikoloa beach makes court appearance
  6. Prosecutor Will Not Bring Charges Against Police Officer In Fatal Kalaeloa Shooting
  7. 11 new Big Isle applications for concealed carry permits since Supreme Court decision implemented
  8. The Struggle Over Towering Wind Farms Is At The Center Of A Honolulu City Council Debate
  9. Despite mounting criticism, bill to limit outdoor lights on Maui moves forward
  10. The Son Of A Slain Oahu Jail Inmate Is Suing The State Over Lax Practices
  11. Violent Bums Set Fires at St. Augustine church in Waikiki
  12. Hawaii County: How to Waste $9M a year without Ending Homelessness

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Stant, Choy plead guilty in $2M bribery scheme
  2. Star-Adv: If we had better local oversight we could keep the Feds out of Hawaii
  3. Ige Pushes Legislators for special session to tackle ruling that’s put hundreds of felony cases at risk
  4. Suspect, 52, charged for alleged kidnapping of 15-year-old girl on Hawaii island--30 year criminal transcript, 10 convictions
  5. Prosecutor: Puna murder ‘especially heinous, atrocious’--Caps off COVID Crime Spree, 45 arrests since 2020
  6. Kaua‘i felonies may be dismissed because Supreme Court ruling in State V. Obrero
  7. Retired Honolulu police sergeant charged with sexual assault of teen
  8. Maui police sergeant arrested for first-degree sex assault
  9. Fix government hiring procedures
  10. DPP Permitting Positions Mostly Vacant After 6 Head for Federal Penitentiary
  11. Continued secrecy of Miske-related search warrants being challenged

Monday, September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Kept in Dark’ -- Big Island Police chief search continues
  2. Will Pro-Tourism Activists Block ANOTHER Dairy Farm?
  3. Plan to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use in Hawaii takes shape
  4. Instead of forcing bums into housing, City to open free wound clinic to address results of incessant bumfights
  5. Election ballots to be mailed starting Oct. 17

Sunday, September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Leaders Are Concerned Feds Not Buying Hanabusa’s Excuses
  2. $6B Rail Cost Overruns Could have Cleared DHHL Waiting List
  3. Legislative Task Force Behind Scheme to let Lots and Lots of Criminals out on the Streets
  4. Kai Kahele, Vicky Cayetano are subjects of campaign spending complaints
  5. High court to hear arguments on Maunakea zoning case
  6. Increasing Waikiki building height and density might be on table for first time in half century
  7. Police encourage families to use hospice, palliative care
  8. Children with autism impacted by isolation, remote learning during pandemic
  9. HMC faced with overcrowding despite low COVID numbers

Saturday, September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Victorino Orders Audit Of No-Bid Contracts Linked To Maui Bribery Case
  2. High court decision that invalidated scores of felony charges relies on 1905 Hawaii law
  3. Waianae leaders say law enforcement should target game room operators
  4. $25M Free COVID Money Comes to End for 2,400 Kauai Families
  5. City Council approves pay raises for Honolulu police officers
  6. Major Cut to Cost-of-Living Allowances Planned, Then Put on Hold for Service Members in Hawaii
  7. Koko Head Shooting Complex to be closed for months

Friday, September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. As Families Flee Hawaii, DoE Schools to Lose 13.8% of Students in Next Five Years
  2. UH officials expect student enrollment to continue declining
  3. DHHL Use $600M in 3 Years?--‘There’s No Way’
  4. Huge gap in Green, Aiona Hawaii gubernatorial campaign war chests
  5. A Super PAC Backed By The Carpenters Union Behind Four Maui Council Candidates
  6. How bad is inflation in Honolulu? New data sheds light on the rising cost of living

Thursday, September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SHOPO Endorses Sam King for OHA Trustee
  2. Gang Member and Accomplice Sentenced for Waianae Game Room Robbery
  3. Indictments: Choy Paid $2M Bribes to Maui County Environmental Management Director
  4. HART Planning to use Cracks as Excuse to Keep Rail from Opening
  5. Honolulu Council to consider auditing Department of Planning and Permitting
  6. A Major Overhaul Of Honolulu Land-Use Rules Has Been Quietly Advancing. Now, Some Say Not So Fast
  7. Homeowners’ Omissions Provide More than $30 Million to Honolulu Treasury
  8. Homeless roadmap: How to waste $10M without ending Homelessness
  9. Report: Ethnicities of students, teachers at Hawaii public schools
  10. Amid severe shortage of nurses, Hawaii nursing schools reject 100s of qualified applicants
  11. Judge allows murder suspect to travel to Las Vegas
  12. Honolulu police crack 50-year-old cold-case killing--Suspect is former Nevada deputy attorney general
  13. City agrees to cease controversial Waimanalo development project
  14. Hawaii Green Energy Scam: Moving the Smokestack
  15. Bank of Hawaii, venture fund join to boost state’s Phony Tech Startup Schemers and Gabbard Cult 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Arrest Mitsunaga Lawyer in California
  2. ‘Big Oil’ pushes back in Honolulu suit over climate change
  3. Firm Power is Critical for Island Energy Systems
  4. Kaua‘i Police Chief still has final say on public carry firearm permits
  5. Preliminary $600 million plan framed for Hawaiian homesteads
  6. Jump in Interest Rates Changes Housing Affordability
  7. Who’s unemployed in Hawaii: By age, race and jobs
  8. Background on those illegal game rooms
  9. Portable oxygen cylinder likely cause of deadly ambulance blaze, officials say
  10. More Homeless Mayhem: Bums Torch Cars at Sandy Beach

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Names Eight to Mauna Kea Stewardship Authority
  2. UH Strategic Plan draft available for public review and comment
  3. States that Vaccinate the Most--Hawaii 34th
  4. Firing of award-winning investigator from Ag’s office ignites retaliation claims
  5. Is Senator Glenn Wakai the Next DBEDT Director?
  6. Hawaii Pain Doctor Rudy Puana Sentenced To 7.5 Years For Drug Offenses
  7. Tight job market and supply constraints interfering with Hawaii’s economic recovery
  8. Maunakea plan appealed to Supreme Court
  9. Still unprepared for big hurricane
  10. GOP Geography: In Hawaii, Support For Republicans Has Grown In Ewa And Kona
  11. It Begins: Supreme Court ruling delays attempted murder case
  12. Knife Wielding felon Gets out Again and Again--Does it Again
  13. Shoplifting More Sustainable with Reusable Bags
  14. Kapolei Energy Storage will replace former AES Coal Plant - starting spring 2023


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Three Years to Spend $600 Million
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 2, 2022

... On June 30, 2025, any of this money not contractually committed will drop back into our state general fund ....


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A New Source of Wealth for the Hawaiian People
by Kelii Akina Saturday, October 1, 2022

... I have been a strong advocate of protecting OHA’s funds from fraud, waste and abuse. I am as passionate about growing those funds to meet the needs of Hawaiians ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 1, 2022
by GovTrack .us Saturday, October 1, 2022

... votes cast and bills introduced ....


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More Endorsements for Sam King for OHA Trustee
by Samuel Wilder King II Saturday, October 1, 2022

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 


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Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families
by News Release Saturday, October 1, 2022

... The Secretary also met with Hawaii state officials, as well as with several families impacted by the Red Hill fuel release, to listen to their concerns and to discuss the defueling effort ....


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Hawaii County Bill 220 - Gun Carry Ban in “Sensitive Places”
by News Release Saturday, October 1, 2022

... hearing October 4th, 2022 at 9am ....


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Rising costs, construction woes hamper clean energy efforts in Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, October 1, 2022

... obstacles in the path toward statewide elimination of fossil fuels ....


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Biden Admin grants ‘targeted’ Jones Act waiver for ship bringing fuel to Puerto Rico
by Grassroot Institute Friday, September 30, 2022

... The U.S. territory is again facing a humanitarian crisis after being hit by Hurricane Fiona, but the 1920 federal law is hindering outside assistance ....


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Honolulu Ranks 112th for People with Disabilities
by News Article Friday, September 30, 2022

... The average monthly Social Security disability benefit as of August 2022 was only $1,231.80 ....


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Concealed Carry: Blangiardi Proposes New Gun Regulations
by News Release Friday, September 30, 2022

... it creates a default rule for private businesses and charitable organizations, to make it clear that the property owner gets to decide whether firearms are allowed on the premises ....


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Tourist Spending Up 14%, Tourist Count Down 10%
by News Release Friday, September 30, 2022

... 13.8% growth without accounting for 3 yrs of inflation which is about 16% ....


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Rape in Turkmenistan: How HPD Rejects Female Police Recruit
by Court House News Friday, September 30, 2022

... her husband had “sold [her] a few times for [] money in order to buy himself alcohol and pay gambling debts . . . [while] he kept a knife by the throat of [her] 6 month son.” ....


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Is the World Running out of Resources?
by Kelii Akina Friday, September 30, 2022

... Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet ....


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State, Counties seek candidates to serve on boards and commissions
by News Release Thursday, September 29, 2022

... City boards, commissions and committees which currently have vacant positions, including openings on the Honolulu Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation ....


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​Department of Defense Submits Additional Supplement to the Red Hill Defueling Plan
by News Release Thursday, September 29, 2022

... As work continues, DoD will provide regular updates of the schedule at least monthly or when significant changes are necessary ....


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Coast Guard Busts Illegal Fireworks Shipments at Honolulu Harbor
by News Release Wednesday, September 28, 2022

... 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars ....


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Skin Cancer News: Maui Sunscreen Ban goes into Effect October 1
by News Release Wednesday, September 28, 2022

... the terms “reef friendly” and “reef safe” are not regulated ....


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Biden Hosts Pacific Islands Summit In Washington
by Ed Case Wednesday, September 28, 2022

... Rep Ed Case says Hawai‘i will play an increasingly pivotal role in advancing the aims of the Summit ....


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Surprise: OHA secretly borrowed $2M to finance Tribal ‘Aha  
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, September 27, 2022

... CEO Sylvia Hussey described the purpose for paying off the debt was to bring OHA into compliance with better practice as to how it finances operations ....


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DOH issues $8.7 million fine, orders Navy to make critical repairs to Pearl Harbor wastewater treatment plan
by News Release Tuesday, September 27, 2022

... at the NAVFAC Hawaii Wastewater Treatment Plant near Pearl Harbor, numerous operation and maintenance issues led to repeated discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage ....


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Auditor: HTA oversight lax, internal controls deficient
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, September 27, 2022

... HTA had disregarded its own procurement policies and procedures, awarding sole source contracts based on questionable justifications, paying contractors without executed contracts ....


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Aiona/Tupaʻi Calls for the Ige/Green Administration to Convene a Special Session
by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona Tuesday, September 27, 2022

... Special legislative sessions are reserved for specific issues such as court decisions like the Obrero case ....


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Getting by with a little help from our friends
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, September 27, 2022

... Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is working with experts around the country to create a better Hawaii ....


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Real Recycling: H-POWER continues to record high landfill diversion rates
by News Release Monday, September 26, 2022

... H-POWER is one of the largest firm renewable energy sources in the state ....


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DHHL Proposals for 2023 Legislature
by News Release Monday, September 26, 2022

... A summary of the 10 included proposals ....


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CNHA Terrified of COVID Fraud Investigation
by News Release Monday, September 26, 2022

... You are bringing the Feds in to get us.  Other corrupt officials may go down ....


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WESPAC Rebukes Proposal to Expand Marine National Monument in Pacific
by News Release Monday, September 26, 2022

... Scientists Concerned with Lack of Data to Support Marine Monument Expansion ....


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9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
by News Article Sunday, September 25, 2022

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....


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Road Usage Charge Versus Carbon Tax
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 25, 2022

... Hawaii Department of Transportation has been studying implementation of a Road Usage Charge ....


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More homebuilding needed to solve Hawaii housing crisis
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, September 25, 2022

... the primary causes of Hawaii's high housing prices are extensive land-use, zoning and other homebuilding-related regulations ....


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12,603 Hawaii residents left last year
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, September 25, 2022

... Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves because the cost of living is too high .... 


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Bill 10: Don’t limit new multi-unit housing to just TOD areas
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, September 25, 2022

... Bill 10 would update the county’s land-use regulations for agricultural, residential, commercial, nonprofit, government and other uses ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 24, 2022
by GovTrack .us Sunday, September 25, 2022

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


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Our Kids Are Going Away
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 25, 2022

... Not considering charter schools, enrollment dropped from 168,152 in 2018-19 to 156,518 in 2022-23, and it is projected to decrease further to 148,096 by 2027-28 ....


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EPA: Navy Red Hill, Hickam 'Not in Compliance'
by News Release Saturday, September 24, 2022

... Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam SPCC Inspection Report .... BPHH Underground Storage Tank Report  ....


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Three Oahu Judges Appointed
by News Release Friday, September 23, 2022

... all subject to confirmation hearings before a Senate Special Session ....


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Property Tax Credit Application Deadline September 30
by News Release Friday, September 23, 2022

...The City & County of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit for homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements. ...


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UHERO: US recession will weigh on Hawaii’s recovery
by UH ERO Friday, September 23, 2022

... high inflation, higher travel costs, and the Fed’s interest rate hikes will still adversely impact Hawaii households and businesses ....


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DLNR: N Shore Homeowners are Doomed, They Should Just Accept It
by News Release Wednesday, September 21, 2022

... what to do about coastal homes with expired, temporary emergency State permits to “shore” up the land under their foundations ....


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​Analysis of religious liberties ranks Hawaii 30th
by News Article Wednesday, September 21, 2022

... The state received a score of 34% based on 29 items that formed six groups of safeguards ....


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Locations Announced: Red Light Cameras Begin in October
by News Release Wednesday, September 21, 2022

... Once construction is completed, red-light runners at the Phase 1 intersections will begin to receive warning letters....


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4th Extension--COVID Emergency Lingers on in Food Stamps
by News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2022

... Ige signed a fourth emergency proclamation to allow the continuation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits in line with the federal COVID emergency ....


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Rear Admiral to Oversee Red Hill Defueling
by News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2022

... Rear Adm. John Wade as the Commander of the Joint Task Force of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....


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Rep Kahele Meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen
by News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2022

... The meeting with President Tsai reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s strong democracy. ...


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Hawaii is the Worst State for Teachers
by News Article Monday, September 19, 2022

... 2022's Best & Worst States for Teachers -- Hawaii 51st ....


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​Rolling With a Road Usage Charge
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 18, 2022

... support grew when rental cars are charged a higher rate than residents ....


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Fed up with High Gas Prices and Slow Amazon Deliveries? Blame These 2 Century‐​Old Laws That Need to Be Repealed.
by Cato Foundation Saturday, September 17, 2022

... To avoid higher costs, many companies are forced to turn to imports ....


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Auditor: No Need for Regulation of Community Health Workers
by Hawaii State Auditor Saturday, September 17, 2022

... The Hawai‘i Regulatory Licensing Reform Act requires that professions should be regulated only when reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of consumers of their services ....


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Dawn Takeuchi Apuna named Acting Director of City’s Department of Planning and Permitting
by News Release Saturday, September 17, 2022

"...very difficult and demanding challenge,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi....


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Koko Head Shooting Complex closing until completion of berm renovation project
by News Release Saturday, September 17, 2022

... The range is scheduled to remain closed until the completion of a berm renovation project, which is expected to begin next month and be completed a month later ....


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Hawaii Unemployment at 4.1% in August
by News Release Saturday, September 17, 2022

... Statewide, 651,550 were employed and 27,650 unemployed in August ....


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​Housing crisis culprit staring us in the face
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 17, 2022

... many people in Hawaii have for years been blaming the state’s housing crisis on “outsiders” ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted September 16, 2022
by GovTrack .us Saturday, September 17, 2022

... Senate votes on nominations ....


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Public Schools Lose 1.9% of Students--But Charter Schools Continue to Grow
by News Release Saturday, September 17, 2022

... families’ leading reason for removing their students from public schools is for relocation to mainland states ....


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SEC Fines Bank of Hawaii in ‘Pay to Play’ Scheme
by Andrew Walden Friday, September 16, 2022

... A Bank of Hawaii officer oversaw major UH investment management contracts after dropping a $1000 contribution into Governor David Ige’s 2018 reelection campaign ....


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​Maui housing bill seriously flawed in July, and even more so now
by Grassroot Institute Friday, September 16, 2022

... An amendment seeks to subsidize homebuyers, leaving open whom would qualify and how much taxpayers would be in for ....


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Kai Kahele: Josh Green Funders Drive Local Families out of Hawaii
by Video Video Friday, September 16, 2022

"...The same money driving up housing prices, buying up our land, and pushing out local families is the same money [Green] has used and is using to fund his campaign. I will never accept this as being good for Hawaii...."


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Why housing in Hawaii is expensive--Are outsiders buying up Hawaii?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, September 16, 2022

... Hawaii has the most expensive home prices in the nation ....


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Indictments: Choy Paid $2M Bribes to Maui County Environmental Management Director
by News Release Thursday, September 15, 2022

... analysis of county procurement records shows that since 2012, Choy’s firm received more than 40 non-bid Maui County contracts valued at around $20 million ....


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Gang Member and Accomplice Sentenced for Waianae Game Room Robbery
by News Release Thursday, September 15, 2022

“Ghost guns in particular present a threat to Hawaii and are increasingly showing up in our investigations...."


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Free County Bus Passes Answer to School Bus Driver Shortage
by News Release Wednesday, September 14, 2022

... The goal is to increase high school student ridership on county bus services so that underutilized school buses can be reassigned to restore canceled and consolidated routes ....


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Trumpster Conspiracy Nuts Swamp Hawaii GOP Primary
by News Release Wednesday, September 14, 2022

... Election Conspiracy Theorists and Trump Backed MAGA Republicans On The Ballot In Hawaii ....


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Corruption in Paradise -- Government Watchdogs Look the Other Way
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, September 14, 2022

... many government watchdog entities appear to have been willfully ignoring, or even tacitly approving, some of Hawaii’s most egregious corruption scandals, according to Randy Roth ....


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How Much Money Gen Z Makes in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, September 13, 2022

... median weekly and annual earnings for 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds ....


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States that Vaccinate the Most--Hawaii 34th
by Wallet Hub Tuesday, September 13, 2022

... there is still a significant chunk of the population that is hesitant to get the vaccine ....


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UH Strategic Plan draft available for public review and comment
by News Release Tuesday, September 13, 2022

...The plan will guide Hawaiʻi’s public higher education, 10-campus system for the next six years....


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Ige Names Eight to Mauna Kea Stewardship Authority
by News Release Monday, September 12, 2022

“...I want to thank these individuals for stepping forward. Through this new stewardship model, I believe we can find a way for science and culture to coexist on Mauna Kea in a mutually beneficial way,” said Gov. Ige....


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McDermott pledges congressional action to stabilize Hawaii Housing costs
by Rep Bob McDermott Monday, September 12, 2022

... compel the DOD via statue to build all the base housing they need (approximately 40k units) for their servicemembers’ families on base in Hawaii ....


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School Choice: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
by Heritage Foundation Monday, September 12, 2022

... Hawaii is #41 in overall education freedom. The state ranks last in School Choice but fourth in Regulation ....


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Blame for the Housing Crisis
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 11, 2022

... the average time to process a residential building permit application was 108 days, while a commercial project took 432 days ....


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