Sunday, August 1, 2021
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Five years ago, Mike Miske allegedly masterminded the kidnapping and murder of his son’s best friend
  2. If the Hawaii Legislature’s here in July, you know it’s a bad month
  3. Hilo Medical Center sees 100% increase in coronavirus hospitalizations overnight
  4. President’s tough new vaccination rules impact 20K federal civilian workers in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Kids Are Heading Back To School to Get Vaxxed
  6. Education outreach workers help keiki in unstable housing situations stay in school
  7. Affordable Housing: 24 agencies and departments plus NIMBY neighbors
  8. With rental eviction moratorium ending Friday, now’s time to seek mediation, payment plan
  9. Army, community are at a pivot point at training range lease renewals in Hawaii

Saturday, July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 3% Hotel Tax to Fund Rail ‘Recovery Plan’?
  2. Bid Rigging News: Hanabusa elected unanimously to serve again as Honolulu rail board chairwoman
  3. Laughable: Another rail problem for Oahu
  4. Incoming Interim Schools Chief Priority: Getting Kids to Show up for School
  5. Where the COVID is -- Surge Areas
  6. Hawaii doctors see sharp increase in COVID hospitalizations among pregnant women
  7. Notapimp Convicted in Waikiki Robbery 

Friday, July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Louis Kealoha’s $250,000 settlement: Will Amemiya Rat out Caldwell?
  2. Department of Retaliation: Spurned Wife Gets Payback After Sex on Campus
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority approves plan to reduce Oahu tourists
  4. Honolulu City Council weighs how to waste $386M federal COVID funds
  5. Hawaii to report 622 COVID cases amid continued surge, lab reporting delays
  6. Hawaii hits 60% mark for vaccinations
  7. ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside
  8. Hawaii Education Department Releases Statewide Distance Learning Plan
  9. DTL Selected for Hawaii State Energy Office Community Outreach Plan
  10. Half of Homeless Kicked out due to ‘Drug and Anger Issues’ 

Thursday, July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘This ain’t no joke’: Unvaccinated Puna man urges others to take COVID seriously  
  2. Herd immunity: Hawaii at odds on including people who already got COVID-19
  3. Hawaii County to Create New Sales Tax?
  4. Bill 17: DPP will Seize Illegal TVRs, Auction Them Off
  5. Hawaii’s public school teachers return to the classroom
  6. HTA head: In wake of funding cut, other agencies will need to assist with tourism management
  7. Powering Past Coal Task Force Evades Sunshine Law
  8. Some Hawaii landlords expected to sell off rental units once eviction moratorium ends
  9. Kauai Prosecutor Stepping Down For Nonprofit Gig
  10. Criminal Killed by Police After Foolishly Leaving Hawaii

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Concert Promoter Got More COVID Aid Than Carnegie Hall
  2. Train door malfunction idles Honolulu rail fleet  
  3. Ige’s Appeals Court Nominee Faces Questions
  4. Preliminary hearing for HPD officers charged in fatal shooting of teen reveals gun replicas, live ammunition found at scene
  5. This Hawaii Island hospital is seeing entire households coming in sick with COVID
  6. ‘We’re exhausted’: Leeward healthcare workers plead with community to get vaccinated
  7. Demand for vaccinations are up as COVID-19 cases surge in Hawaii County
  8. California is moving towards vaccine passports. In Hawaii, it was a mess.
  9. COVID-19 threat, inmate overcrowding force transfer of 40 Hawaii island felons to Oahu
  10. Hawaiian Air loses $6M in 2nd quarter, $100M less than same period in 2020
  11. State's plan to enforce evictions unclear
  12. 359 Year Old Company Destroyed After Relocating to Hawaii

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why Raise Taxes?  Because They Can
  2. Hawaii Relaxes Outdoor Mask Rules, Urges Vaccines For Schools
  3. Hawaii Governor Considers Vaccine Requirement For State Workers
  4. 30,000 Tourists per day--80% Occupancy
  5. Hawaii County begins paperless permit system
  6. Honolulu Police Commission Fails To Detail Its Public Agendas, Complaint Says
  7. Honolulu police are called to testify against fellow officers
  8. Miske appears unlikely to face death penalty if convicted
  9. Two Different Soft-on-Crime Groups Fight Each Other to Free Killer
  10. Kauai’s shuttered Coco Palms Resort sold at foreclosure auction
  11. Trumpster Anti-Vaxxers Protest Jill Biden Visit

Monday, July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How Rail Contractor Run by Convicted Felon Got $100M for job 92% incomplete
  2. Legal motion seeks public disclosure of latest plea agreement in Miske case
  3. The Choice For Workers At A Honolulu Care Facility — Get Vaccinated Or Get Fired
  4. Department of Veterans Affairs will require health workers to be vaccinated
  5. During The Pandemic, School Vouchers Make Sense
  6. Hawai`i -- Renewable Energy Can Worsen the Climate Crisis
  7. Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu
  8. Slight uptick for Maui County jobless rate

Sunday, July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail News: ‘Documentary Filmmaking’ is a Great Way to Receive Cash Legally
  2. Souki’s Revenge: UH Profs Target Ethics Commissioner who Investigated Souki’s Sex Harassment
  3. $435K Beamer: OHA ‘Beneficiary’ Pushes ‘Circular Economy’ 
  4. 50% of Hawaii Food Stamps are Fraudulent
  5. Brace for next year’s Hawaii gubernatorial race, with prominent candidates already up and running
  6. Kauai Council moving forward with county’s own 3% TAT
  7. ‘Asynchronous’ Distance learning will be offered at some BI schools
  8. Coco Palms Auction: 10% of Kauai residents Sign Petition Demanding Site be Leveled to the Ground and Returned to Nature
  9. Hawaii’s Safe Travels program will likely stay in place through 2021
  10. The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless--So Lets Plant trees Instead of Forcing them into Shelters

Saturday, July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State Court News:  Rail Contractor Run by Convicted Felon Beats Former Atty General Turned Whistleblower
  2. Star-Adv: ‘Reasonable’ Concern Judicial Nominee is of ‘Wrong Race’
  3. ‘You will definitely catch COVID,’ Hawaii lieutenant governor says about visiting Las Vegas unvaccinated
  4. Vaccination sites mostly empty as COVID infections surge in Hawaii
  5. Why are young professionals leaving Hawaii?
  6. Worker shortage expected to end with expiration of federal pandemic UI programs
  7. Bill 17 Allow DPP to Seize Properties over Fines  
  8. House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency in Attack on State Auditor
  9. Stop Cash Bail?  Man accused of assaulting officers freed by judge

Friday, July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. A Tale of Two Recoveries-- Why is the jobless rate so much higher in Democratic-run states?
  2. HART’s Expecting Fewer Riders — Even Absent The Pandemic
  3. Senator, Activists Complain Court Nominee is Wrong Color--Demand ‘Reckoning’ for Male Members of Uppity Inferior Race
  4. Court to hear arguments over use of police during TMT protests
  5. Hui No Ke Ola Pono Exec Director Fired for ‘Fiduciary Reasons’
  6. Monthly public disclosure by lobbyists? Yes, it can be done.
  7. Elevated levels of lead found in select Hawaii public schools and childcare facilities
  8. Sen. Hirono again seeks funding for Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii
  9. KIUC renewables, reliability rose in 2020 despite revenue hit

Thursday, July 22, 2021
July 22, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Your odds if not vaccinated are worse than drawing to an inside straight
  2. Mayor Blangiardi sends stern message to those who are unvaccinated
  3. In worrisome trend, overwhelmed hospitals are diverting ambulances to other facilities more often
  4. Honolulu Council advances bill that would create progressive property tax for second homes
  5. Maui Council mulls tax tiers for hotels and resorts
  6. Financial audit of City reveals that TheBus lost $10M in 2020
  7. DLIR: HGEA to Begin Showing up for Work Sept 7  
  8. Hawaii’s hotels continued improving last month
  9. In its first week the Chinatown police enforcement plan yields arrests, social service connections and COVID vaccinations
  10. Maui Commission Announces 5 Finalists For Police Chief
  11. Honolulu City Council committee advances Ann Botticelli's appointment
  12. Honolulu Liquor Commission blocked from Inspecting Gay Nightclub
  13. Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants doesn’t do enough to make people practice the rituals of the Eco-Religion
  14. Report Finds That Most Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Price Transparency Rules

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Letters to the Editor July, 2021
Letters to the Editor
  • Secret Suspension of Hawaii County Highways Chief?
  • She touched my soul
  • Debunking Sen Acasio’s Moratorium
  • Hawai’i 2050 ‘Sustainability’ Goals Follow Corporate Plan

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART board nominee Just a shill for ‘Go rail at all costs.’
  2. Star-Adv Endorses ACLU Plan: Build New Jail too Small to Guarantee Overcrowding, Force Mass Releases of Criminals
  3. Shrinking military, students could affect reapportionment
  4. Infection rate among Hawaii’s unvaccinated now as high as it was for entire state during pandemic’s peak
  5. Designed to Fail: Teachers and parents still ‘totally in the dark’ with school set to begin in two weeks
  6. Masks to be Mandated in Schools?
  7. Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 3 Honolulu police officers in fatal shooting of teenager
  8. Report: 29% of Hawai'i hotel jobs will not return by the end of the year
  9. Free Electricity Ain’t Cheap

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone
  2. Testing Shows ‘Remote Learning’ is a Miserable Failure
  3. Rally planned to support officers charged in teen shooting death
  4. Restaurant association head calls for end to state restrictions
  5. COFA Talks -- 2023 Deadline Looms For Biden
  6. 5,300 Oahu renters getting free ride
  7. HGEA decries ‘stupid’ policy that’s forcing some vaccinated state workers to quarantine after travel
  8. EMS grapples with an increase in all types of 911 calls as it also sees more COVID cases
  9. Bill aims to keep replica guns and air guns away from felons
  10. DOT puts EV transformation of state fleet into high gear
  11. Bail Fail: 26-Time Loser Gets Bail, Runs
  12. Touching monk seals is not a major crisis

Monday, July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Harvard Educator Debunks DoE ‘Remote Learning’ Scam: ‘Seven Hours Per Week’
  2. Solar Scammers Salivate over Possible Return to Net Metering in Hawaii
  3. Soft on Crime: Study a Trick to Ensure New OCCC is Built too Small
  4. COVID Kills Six Criminals
  5. Chinatown foot patrols hard to find
  6. Honolulu ‘Climate Change’ Office Calls for Social Justice and Equity Commission with ‘Real Power’
  7. Maui County: Cutback for water not tied to hotels

Sunday, July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Plan to ‘Limit Tourism’ is Really a Plan to Expand Tourism
  2. Plans to ‘Limit Tourism’ Designed to Push More Locals Out
  3. Vicki Cayetano, Rick Blangiardi: Ex-Republicans in Politics
  4. No More Free Money from the Sky
  5. High vaccination rates at some Hawaii health facilities
  6. Squatters Invade Kauai Oceanfront Plantation Camp 

Saturday, July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Wife of ex-Olelo executive gets away with only probation for embezzlement
  2. Oahu home affordability at lowest point in 3 years, new index shows
  3. Hu Honua Dispute in San Francisco Court Is Pau
  4. DOT suggests buying the Road to Hana in order to control overcrowding    
  5. Hilo Tenants to Organize Union to Fight Evictions?
  6. Transair critics describe poor safety culture as FAA allows Company to Keep Flying Smaller Planes
  7. $95M Legislatively Funded Plan to bring multiple wave pool parks to Hawaii draws concerns from community

Friday, July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. County Politicians Want TAT Hike Without Property Tax Cut
  2. City Council Leaders Team up with Sierra Club Boss to Remove Rail Critic From HART Board
  3. Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall
  4. Tax credit could lift Hawaii families out of poverty
  5. Free meals announced for all Hawaii public schools during 2021-22 academic year  
  6. Honolulu Prosecutor: Sykap Case Is ‘No Perry Mason Moment’
  7. Maruo Sykap in custody after months-long search
  8. Homeless Nuisance: ‘Many times these cases turn into a psychotic criminal event’
  9. Honolulu Mayor Vows To ‘Play Tough’ On Crime In Chinatown
  10. Soft on Crime Study Projects More Criminals: Uses this as Argument Against new Jails
  11. Maui County Must Get Federal Water Permit After SCOTUS Ruling
  12. Cargo airline was being investigated before crash off Hawaii

Thursday, July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano confirms she’s considering a run for governor 
  2. Vicki Cayetano, Rick Blangiardi: Ex-Republicans in Politics
  3. Hawaii Road Usage Charge Program May by Copied for Federal System
  4. The Legislature Just Reduced Transparency In Hawaii Elections
  5. Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling
  6. Following critical audit, lawmakers to begin investigation of agribusiness agency
  7. Auditor Dispute: Saiki Needs To Start Acting Like Grown-Up
  8. Judge orders Public Safety officials to improve COVID safety in Hawaii’s jails and prisons  
  9. HGEA News: Couples applying for a marriage license in Hawaii face frustration, confusion
  10. Despite campus solar installations, UH says reaching clean energy goal will be difficult
  11. Navy request for 5-year permit to operate underground Red Hill fuel tanks before DoH
  12. Maui trying to enact plastic utensils, containers ban

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Delta variant now accounts for 40% of all new COVID infections in Hawaii
  2. How Honolulu police chief selection process ensures insider picked
  3. Judge to hear motion to dismiss case against 3 officers charged in teen’s fatal shooting
  4. Trial date set for Hawaii lawmaker arrested for drunk driving
  5. Hawaii Police Salaries up 21% in Last 5 Years
  6. Hawaii consumers feel the pain as U.S. inflation spikes by the most in 13 years
  7. Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go?
  8. Worker shortage issues continue, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce wants feedback on possible solutions
  9. Maui Charter Proposal looks to change council districts, election of members
  10. Political will missing to give Upcountry equal water rights
  11. More Phoney Talk--Tourists Blamed for Upcountry Maui Water Shortage
  12. Campaign Contribution News: Hawaii missile defense system gets $75M from House Appropriations Committee 

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Property Forfeitures and What Our AG is Doing About Them
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 1, 2021

... property may be forfeited without a court hearing, without compensation, and at times, without even a criminal charge filed against the property owner. ...


1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
by News Article Sunday, August 1, 2021

At the Marquesas Islands, Herman Melville and his friend jumped ship....


70% or 82%?
by Kelii Akina Saturday, July 31, 2021

... we are witnessing the breakdown in trust that occurs when there is not enough transparency in government decision-making ....


Dell: No Alienware for Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, July 31, 2021

... the shipping restrictions were due to the new power consumption regulations -- the Alienware Aurora R10 and R12 have been affected ....


Hey, people are still leaving Hawaii because of taxes and overregulation
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 31, 2021

... We hear almost every day from Hawaii residents who are thinking of leaving, or from former Hawaii residents who already have left ....


Thousands view Jones Act video within hours of its post on Tik Tok
by News Release Saturday, July 31, 2021

... More than 11,000 viewers from around the nation, including many from Puerto Rico, somehow heard about the Jones Act video posted by "Oahu Joe" ....


Keith Cureton named Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics and Compliance
by News Release Saturday, July 31, 2021

... Prior to joining KS, Keith was Global Vice President of Compliance and Ethics for UPS ....


Victorino signs agreements with Expedia and Airbnb to curb illegal TVRs
by News Release Friday, July 30, 2021

... Both platforms will now require host-provided tax map key numbers to appear on online listings ....


Military Spouse Tax Act Introduced
by News Release Friday, July 30, 2021

... allowing the military spouse to keep their home domicile for state income tax purposes ....


How They Voted: Racially Inferior Nominee Rejected 6-17
by News Release Friday, July 30, 2021

"... Opponents of my appointment, particularly members of the Bar, were courageous...through this process our legislators have indicated their unwavering support for social justice...."


Blaisdell Center awarded Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

... Blaisdell Center was recently awarded $3,056,261.58 ....


FSM: Vax Now Mandatory for all Micronesia Citizens
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

“...All FSM citizens residing in the FSM are required to undergo COVID-19 vaccination subject to the protocol of the Task Force....”


June 2021: 791K Tourists Arrive, Spend $1.44B
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

... Compared to June 2019, visitor spending decreased 11.9 percent from $1.63 billion ....


New policy report slices through common defenses of Jones Act 
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 29, 2021

... The Grassroot Institute has produced a handy guide addressing five key arguments that Jones Act defenders just won't let die ....


Maui County accepting applications for First-Time Homebuyer's Down Payment Assistance Program
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

... up to 5 percent of the home purchase price, not to exceed $30,000 ....


Hawaiian Electric collecting feedback on shared solar program for Molokai
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

... a subscription to a generation facility on their island in exchange for credit applied to their electricity bill ....


UH Med School to Transfer 100 Employees to Queen's Hospital
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

... A key component of this affiliation agreement is the creation of a combined physician group to be named The Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG). ...


Court of Appeals: Senate Judiciary Ctte Recommends Rejecting ACLU Leader because of his race
by News Release Thursday, July 29, 2021

... the Senate Committee on Judiciary voted 3-4 today at it’s decision-making meeting to not recommend that the Senate consent to the appointment of Gluck to the ICA ....


Vacation Rental Use up 910% from 2020
by News Release Wednesday, July 28, 2021

... but down 32.9% vs. 2019 ....


Locals to be Allowed Back in to Hanauma Bay
by News Release Wednesday, July 28, 2021

... an effort to accommodate local residents, while maintaining the improved marine environment ....


DoH Releases COVID Guidance for School Reopening
by News Release Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"...Promoting COVID-19 vaccination among all staff and eligible students 12 years of age and older...."


Hawaii -- Worst ACT Scores in USA
by News Article Tuesday, July 27, 2021

... but don't worry. DoE and HSTA are working to solve this problem by eliminating standardized testing ....


Mismanagement? DHHL vs Fevella
by News Release Monday, July 26, 2021

... "They never needed the money, they wanted a casino," said Senator Kurt Fevella ....


Maui Tourism Recovery Brings Bond Upgrades
by News Release Monday, July 26, 2021

... Moody’s cites the Aa1 rating “reflects the continued economic recovery of Maui driven by the rebound of tourism-related activity” ....


VA mandates COVID-19 vaccines among its medical employees including VHA facilities staff
by News Release Monday, July 26, 2021

... COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for Title 38 VA health care personnel ....


Special Land and Development Fund, Revisited
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 25, 2021

... rent for the property was $100,000 while subleases of the same property brought in $300,000 ....


COVID: UH Rescinds Return To Work Requirement
by News Release Sunday, July 25, 2021

“The previously announced requirement that all employees return to campus August 3 is rescinded and the COVID-19 Telework leave option will remain in place.”


Eligible homeowners encouraged to apply for Real Property Tax Credit Program
by News Release Friday, July 23, 2021

... The deadline to apply for the Real Property Tax Credit Program is September 30, 2021 ....


HD 13 Vacancy: Ige Appoints Linda Clark
by News Release Friday, July 23, 2021

... Clark currently serves as an independent process server for the Child Support Enforcement Agency, State of Hawai‘i ....


Army invites public comment on O‘ahu training land retention
by News Release Friday, July 23, 2021

... EIS to analyze Army proposal to retain up to approximately 6,300 acres of leased state-owned land on O‘ahu to support continued military training ....


Where's the aloha for Hawaii bar owners?
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 23, 2021

... Hawaii’s bars might be among those that have suffered the most under the confusing COVID-19 tier system ....


Lockdowns lower the bar for rule of law
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 22, 2021

... Bill Comerford tells how Hawaii’s arbitrary lockdowns turned his world upside down ....


Kauai Woman Pleads Guilty To Multiple Wire Fraud Schemes And Aggravated Identity Theft
by News Release Thursday, July 22, 2021

... Federal prosecutors say she stole from Kamehameha Schools students needing financial aid and from Gates Millennium Scholars. The government also accuses her of stealing information from a non-profit mobile health unit for Native Hawaiians on Kauai ....


DoE Announces In-Person and Distance Learning Programs for 2021-22
by News Release Thursday, July 22, 2021

... How can the HSTA manipulate this program to shut down schools? ....


More Homesteading Opportunities for Native Hawaiians on Moloka‘i After Water Commission Decision
by News Release Wednesday, July 21, 2021

... the water rights for this aquifer had been litigated for thirty years ....


Blue Pacific Act Added to Major Foreign Policy Bill
by Ed Case Wednesday, July 21, 2021

... House Foreign Affairs Committee Includes Case’s Pacific Islands Caucus’ Initiatives in its Signature Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act ....


Honolulu woman pleads guilty to unauthorized removal and retention of classified material
by News Release Wednesday, July 21, 2021

... Lavarello’s temporary assignment in the Philippines was ultimately terminated due to her mishandling of SECRET classified documents ....


Asset Forfeiture Audit: After 30 years Program Finally Gets Administrative Rules
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... the program was unable to accurately account for forfeited property ....


DHHL Seeks Recommendations for 2022 DHHL Legislative Package
by News Release Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... Every year, the Department prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature ....


Mayor Victorino vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill
by News Release Tuesday, July 20, 2021

"... concerned about unintended consequences such as pushing hospitality developments into communities outside of Maui’s resort areas ...."


Trumpster Anti-Vaxxers Target BYUH
by News Release Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... Within 2 days of receiving this response from BYUH, Sandor's case was being highlighted on TPUSA.  Five days after that she was on the Hannity Show ....


$34M rate hike to pay rich people to get discount solar battery program
by News Release Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... “This is exciting,” said Rocky Mould, executive director of the Hawaii Solar Energy Association ....


Why reform of Hawaii’s emergency powers law failed
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... many Hawaii residents were disappointed by the failure of the Legislature to approve HB103, which would have placed limits on the governor’s emergency powers ....


Guam shows value of competition in U.S. shipping
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... The territory’s exemption from the U.S.-build mandate of the Jones Act should apply to all U.S. ports to boost competition and lower costs ....


$50B: State Climate Commission Helps Grifters Cash In on Climate Change Hype
by News Release Tuesday, July 20, 2021

... As federal funds are readied for disbursement, Hawaii insiders need to be poised to receive ....


COVID School Closures: Who are we trying to protect?
by News Article Monday, July 19, 2021

... We say it’s for the safety of your children, but it is clear that the decisions Hawaii is making in regards to COVID policies are for the sake of some adults ....


Next Boondoggle: USACE, City of Honolulu Sign Agreement for Ala Wai Flood Study
by News Release Monday, July 19, 2021

... The signing allows USACE and the City and County of Honolulu to develop a salespitch that appears to balance costs and environmental impacts ....


Ha'ena 'Adaptive Tourism' Plan Starts with Lots of Expensive Parking Tickets
by News Release Monday, July 19, 2021

... The HSP Master Plan caps daily visitation at Hāʻena to 900 people ....


Aalto’s Conflicts of Interest Disqualify Him for HART Board
by News Release Sunday, July 18, 2021

... Aalto's movies given major funding by rail supporters ....


Miske News: Union Boss Gets Greedy -- Almost Pays Price in Blood
by Andrew Walden Sunday, July 18, 2021

... Akau said the problem involved hiring for jobs on the docks, and that removing Victim 12 “would help the flow of jobs onto the docks.”…


All public school students to receive free meals throughout school year 2021-22
by News Release Sunday, July 18, 2021

... thanks to a nationwide waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The waiver aims to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19 at schools across the country by eliminating meal payment transactions in school cafeterias ....


Shoring Up Water Transportation
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 18, 2021

... On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”  There wasn’t much media coverage ....


Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 17, 2021
by GovTrack .us Sunday, July 18, 2021

... Bills introduced and votes in Congress ....


Ethics: COVID Profiteering by DoH Employee
by News Release Saturday, July 17, 2021

... used his state computer and state email account to send an email to the Chief Executive Officer of a private health care facility in which he solicited the CEO to purchase personal protective equipment from a private company, M&W Suppliers ....


Coalitions are the key to change
by Kelii Akina Saturday, July 17, 2021

... Put together a coalition of voices behind one cause and you instantly become “strong,” worthy of attention ....


Hawaii Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%
by News Release Friday, July 16, 2021

... Hawaii no longer has the nation’s highest unemployment rate ....


It's not a mystery why so many people have been leaving the Aloha State
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 15, 2021

... Over the past four years, Hawaii’s population has declined by more than 22,000 people, equaling the third-fastest population decline per capita in the entire nation ....


No Vaccination Mandate for UH System
by News Release Thursday, July 15, 2021

... More than 92% of University of Hawaiʻi students and 95% of UH employees of the 10-campus system have been vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or plan to be, according to surveys administered in late June ....


Ige: Eviction Moratorium Ends August 6
by News Release Thursday, July 15, 2021

... Ige today formally notified the Hawai‘i State Legislature and Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald that he will not be issuing any further eviction moratoria once the current moratorium expires on Aug. 6 ....


DBEDT Projects Support Military Contracting
by News Release Thursday, July 15, 2021

...“The emerging digital and clean energy in Hawai‘i is well aligned with the mission and purpose of Hawaii’s Defense Economy,” said Mike McCartney, director of DBEDT....


​How an 1886 maritime law is holding back U.S. tourism
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 15, 2021

... Some old laws have withstood the test of time. Some haven’t ....


VIDEO: How Jones Act complicates life in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 14, 2021

... how the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act complicates life in the these outlying states and territories ....


HSTA Continues to Push So-Called 'Distance Learning' for fall term
by News Release Wednesday, July 14, 2021

... For every teacher the state dedicates to distance learning when students return to class in August, it would need to pull a teacher out of the classroom, state Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said Tuesday ....


2021 Legislature: DLNR Scores Fees and Positions
by News Release Wednesday, July 14, 2021

... State lawmakers and DLNR leaders believe the 2021 legislative session was the most productive and effective for natural and cultural resources protection and support of any in recent decades ....


COVID Spying: CLEAR Health Pass Gains Access to ALL of Your Medical Records
by News Release Wednesday, July 14, 2021

"... I was asked to release all my medical records from Kaiser Permanente to CLEAR, not just the results of the vaccination ...." 


Kahele Introduces Legislation to Reduce DHHL Blood Quantum to 1/32nd
by News Release Wednesday, July 14, 2021

... H.J.Res. 55, reduces the successorship qualification of a lessee’s spouse, children, grandchildren and brothers or sisters from one quarter to one thirty-second Hawaiian ....


Sue and Settle: Eco Group 'Sues' BLNR to Stop Aquarium Fishing
by News Release Wednesday, July 14, 2021

... Today’s complaint, filed in Hawai‘i Circuit Court in Honolulu, challenges the board’s failure to reject the latest environmental impact statement submitted by trade representatives, which the group says violates state environmental protection laws ....


Hawaii: Harshest penalties for underage drivers with DUI
by News Article Tuesday, July 13, 2021

... The cost to insure underage and 30-year-old drivers increases by 214% on average after just one violation ....


Groundbreaking for New Women's Jail
by News Release Monday, July 12, 2021

“...This is the first major correctional facility construction project since the Halawa Medium Security Facility was completed in 1998....”


Hawaii Sister Islands Among 15 US Counties with biggest primary health care worker shortages
by News Article Monday, July 12, 2021

... Hawaii County 3rd worst, Maui 5th, Kauai 13th ....


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