Monday, March 4, 2024
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Sunday, March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lahaina aid should be about quality, not quantity
  2. Tax Hikes Based on Scorn for Taxpayers
  3. Comments Sought on Oahu District Judge Nominees
  4. There is Room on Mauna Kea for Both Culture and Science
  5. Short-term rental owners stand firm for their rights
  6. Lawsuit Against Honolulu City and County for Infringing on Concealed Carry Rights 
  7. Amended Return Equals Guilty Plea 
  8. Green’s April Fools Day TVR Ban will lead to ‘substantial legal action’
  9. Time will tell if gov’s housing hurdles will trip him
  10. HB2781: Will Rail GE Tax Subsidy be Cut of in 2031?
  11. Legislature: Most Ethics Bills Didn’t Even Get a Hearing
  12. How A Team Of Dedicated Cops And Scientists Sorted Through Ash And Rubble To Identify Lahaina's Fire Victims
  13. This alleged Miske assault was just business
  14. Sen Fevella: “Figure out a way so we can break legs”
  15. Senate passes bill on felony charges for habitual assaults
  16. Hawaii's Assisted Suicide Law Changes in 2023: More Access, Fewer Safeguards
  17. Federal Farm Census Shows Hawaii Loses 10% of Farms in Decade

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Letters to the Editor March, 2024
Letters to the Editor

Tax Hikes Based on Scorn for Taxpayers


Saturday, March 2, 2024
March 2, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. REP. BERTRAND KOBAYASHI ANNOUNCES FUTURE RETIREMENT FROM LEGISLATURE
  2. City Council adopts Climate Ready Oʻahu, the City’s first climate adaptation strategy, as guiding policy document for the City
  3. Blangiardi submits FY2025 budget proposals to Honolulu City Council
  4. 149 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  5. SB3381: Hundreds of Lahaina Residents Oppose Landgrab Bill
  6. Green Against FEMA Trailers for Lahaina
  7. Move afoot to kill stadium redevelopment amid wildfire recovery need
  8. Officials report receiving Aloha Stadium bids--won’t say how many     
  9. PUC Secret Briefings on Rolling Blackouts
  10. Witnesses in Miske trial have described several unreported assaults

Friday, March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NOAA proposes national marine sanctuary in Papahānaumokuākea
  2. 2nd Maunakea telescope decommissioning to begin
  3. COFA Renewal Now Before Congress
  4. January Tourist Count Down 3.6%
  5. Waive permitting fees to help Maui residents rebuild faster 
  6. Rebuilding Nonconforming Structures After Lahaina Fire
  7. Unions Squeeze Lawmakers: ‘Stop The Bleeding’ of OUR State Cash To Pay For Maui Fire Victims
  8. De Fries’ selection criticized: Former HTA chief voted in as first Maunakea authority director
  9. Embattled UH regents chair vows to seek second term
  10. Salesforce's Marc Benioff tracked journalist in Hawaii
  11. Child Molester: State Gives one day sentence, Feds Give 40 yrs
  12. Autopsy results in homeless youth’s death put spotlight on dearth of treatment beds
  13. Want To Boost Hawaii Aquaculture? Remove The Barriers

Thursday, February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. EXTENDED: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
  2. Hawaii Worst State to Be Middle Income from a Tax Perspective
  3. Climate Activist And Liberal Billionaire Quietly Gobbles Up Rural Land In Hawaii
  4. Major Energy Companies Ask SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit
  5. BS Busted: Green Caught Lying About Number of Vacation Rentals
  6. Structural, Intractable, Pervasive: The Ali’i Trust Agenda
  7. Council adopts ‘monster homes’ measure
  8. Judge Denies Defendant Request to use Alleged Hit Contract to Generate Delay Trial In Kaneshiro Case
  9. ‘That’s A Lot Of Money’: Maui Council Signs Off On Funding For Private Security In Lahaina Burn Zone
  10. Senate Bill Would Boost Salary Cap For Hawaii Schools Chief To $300K
  11. Shoplifter? Thank a Legislator
  12. Witness Intimidation: Buntenbah to forfeit house?
  13. Hawaii Legislators: QUEST should buy drugs for the Homeless
  14. Honolulu's On The Hook For Another $100K Defending Ex-Cops Sued Over Makaha Crash
  15. Chronically polluted beaches in Hawaii continue trend, Surfrider report finds

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green Launches Compensation Fund for Lahaina Dead, Injured
  2. Unlicensed Midwives Sue State
  3. Bills increasing costs for tourists moving through Hawaii Legislature 
  4. Lahaina: State Senators Push for 1,000 Permanent FEMA Units 
  5. Not so Smart: Affordable Housing Loss Study Debunked
  6. Lahaina: Army Corps of Engineers Transfers Temporary School to DoE
  7. SB3196: Senate Committee Waters Down Gun Control Bill
  8. Global Warming Solution: Convince Tourists to Stay Longer in Hawaii
  9. State Grabs for Rail Tax Money
  10. Maui family forced to move away claims landlord displaced them to house fire survivors
  11. Senate Panel Rejects Confirmation Of Interim UH Regents Chair
  12. 2 teens arrested following alleged sex assault of special needs student at Oahu middle school
  13. Assault Rifles And Shotguns Would Still Be Allowed In Hawaii Under Amended SB3186
  14. Kalaupapa Tours Remain Shut Down 4 Years After Pandemic Closure
  15. Kakaako: Complete Streets a Complete Mess
  16. Arson? Kauai Fire Deals $20 Million Blow To Affordable Housing

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
February 27, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaiʻi educators urged to take part in presidential selection process
  2. SHOPO & Maui County Reach Agreement on COVID Hazard Pay
  3. The real cost of returning to the office in Hawaii
  4. COVERUP: HART has never been audited and will now cancel next audit
  5. Affordable if you make $186K per Year
  6. Almost 12,000 affordable homes in Hawaii could be lost over next 20 years, study says
  7. These Billionaires Own 11% Of Hawaii's Private Land
  8. Donna Mercado Kim Meets UH Regents. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
  9. Puna 2005: Another Girl Almost Tortured to Death
  10. Alleged Kakaako Killer Was Convicted of Rape One Year Ago--and yet was out on the street
  11. Judge to decide if high-profile case should be delayed because of murder-for-hire probe
  12. Miske allegedly threatened a girlfriend’s ex: Like so many others, he ‘declined to prosecute’ 
  13. Honolulu police fire 3 officers in Makaha crash case
  14. $58K to Dry out a Bum

Monday, February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How do criminals become foster parents in Hawaii?
  2. Reports show assisted suicide continues to grow in Hawaii
  3. Recreational Marijuana Bills on the Move
  4. Taxes, Housing, Energy: High Costs Driving People out of Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Democrats Presidential Caucus Set for March 6
  6. Hawaii needs better budgeting for Maui recovery
  7. You Will Pay for Maui Fire Property Damage: Look out for $5B 'Fund 2'
  8. Converting Maui vacation rentals to longer-term housing causing frustration for owners
  9. Biden Administration: New Federal Money for More Useless Rail 
  10. School Facilities Administration was Just a Scam to Grab Federal Funds
  11. DHHL changes $600M spending plan to prioritize land purchasing over home construction 
  12. FBI Threatens Politically Incorrect Mid-PAC Basketball Players
  13. House bill preventing a mayor or governor from suspending electronic media transmissions
  14. SB3159 / HB2470: Stop Vexatious Litigants
  15. Most insurance-related bills to help those in Lava Zones 1, 2 have stalled 
  16. Kapalama Container Terminal is almost built; that only took about 30 years
  17. Chemical attacks described by witnesses in Miske trial

Sunday, February 25, 2024
February 25, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Department’s Quest to Nullify Evidence
  2. DoTax: State Tax Credits You Can Claim
  3. City Demands Energy Use Data on Apartments and Commercial Buildings
  4. 15% State Budget Cut Threatened by Hawaii’s Failure to Build Housing
  5. Hawaii has done poorly with grandiose cannabis authorities
  6. Column: Crackdown on short-term units will hurt isle people
  7. DHHL Plan: More Paper Leases
  8. Ethics Reform: After two Bribery Arrests, Legislators Set to do Nothing (again)
  9. SB2322: Money for Surfrider’s Fake Bacteria Counts
  10. County to Set up Massive Festering Homeless Tent City in Hilo?

Saturday, February 24, 2024
February 24, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ninth Circuit to rehear Hawaii butterfly knife ban
  2. Green Kills off 'Affordable' Housing Group, Hands Authority to HHFDC
  3. 133 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  4. After Wrecking Tourism Industry, DeFries to Take Over as Executive Director of Mauna Kea Oversight Authority
  5. Schatz points to ‘paralysis by analysis’ in Maui housing debate
  6. M Nightclub photos invite questions about Miske’s hidden ownership
  7. Hawaii Will Pay $60K To An Inmate Who Suffered A Broken Jaw In 2019 Maui Jail Riot
  8. HB1601 Stop Arresting Wife Beaters and Drunk Drivers

Friday, February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kennedy on Hawaii Ballot with 'We The People Party'
  2. Hawaii committee to discuss $25 tourism tax Friday
  3. UHERO: Hawaii Economy Slowing
  4. Hawaii Insiders Plot: Kill Seabright and Wheat?
  5. 3 adults accused of torture, starvation death of 10-year-old girl plead not guilty
  6. Habitual Violent Misdemeanor Bill Necessary For Community’s Safety
  7. Chinese Police on Patrol in Kiribati
  8. Maui Temporary Housing: State Games System to Milk FEMA for Every Penny
  9. Cost of Housing Lahaina Residents may Lead to ‘Furlough Fridays’ unless FEMA Ponies Up for Hotels
  10. Buttigieg visits Skyline while 0.3% of Oahu rides rail

Thursday, February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB3381: Stop Lahaina Property Owners from Rebuilding
  2. VIDEO: Biological Parents of Ariel Sellers Speak
  3. Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Decision Making Hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee
  4. Pop-Up Village For 350 Maui Fire Survivors Has Been Blocked for Months by Red Tape
  5. Lawmakers Question Plans For Governor's Maui Wildfire Death Settlement Fund
  6. SB2475: Stop Recycling Child Molesters
  7. Republicans Fail to Oust Nago as Chief Elections Officer
  8. Man already serving life was sentenced in murder-for-hire case tied to the Mike Miske case
  9. Vehicle towing rates in Hawaii could more than double this year
  10. Hale Hookah co-owner pleads not guilty to drug charges

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
February 21, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Trump: Tulsi Gabbard on Short List for Vice President
  2. More cost, More delay: Green Signs 'PLA' for Lahaina Rebuild
  3. Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
  4. DoH: Exposing tobacco marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth
  5. Rule Forcing Corrupt Project Labor Agreements Will Face Legal Challenges
  6. FCKBLM? Censorship Leads to 23% Decrease in Personalized License Plate Requests
  7. Senate Approves Publicly Funded Election Bill
  8. Feds Obtain More Than $1.9 Million in Forfeitures from Hawaii Illegal Gambling Operations
  9. Water Activists Delaying Lahaina FEMA Trailers--Just Like they delayed firefighting water
  10. Lahaina Temporary Housing Delays Caused by Water Activists cost State $60M and counting
  11. Lahaina Homeowners Prohibited from Parking trailer on their Burned-Out property
  12. 44% of Residents Thinking About Leaving Hawaii
  13. Are Locals Happier on the Mainland?
  14. Short-term vacation rentals impact Hawaii’s housing market only 5%
  15. Honolulu ethics panel mulls gift prohibition for all city employees
  16. Kupuna testify against purchase of Kauai apartments for DHHL beneficiaries
  17. School bus driver shortage has lawmakers looking at other options
  18. Boyfriend of drowning victim claims inadequate response by police, fire
  19. Repeat Offenders Must be released so they can Repeat Again

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
February 20, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaiʻi’s future jobs: 70% require postsecondary education by 2031
  2. Cockfighting fans fight Northern Mariana ban at Ninth Circuit
  3. Tax Hike News: COVID giveaway to Public Employees plus Maui Fire Costs Could Top $1B This Year Alone
  4. Legislature Plans ‘Fundamental Change’ for HECO:  Yes, its a Rate Hike
  5. How Green Amendment to Hawaii Constitution will make Fuel and Electricity More Expensive
  6. The Plan is Working as Intended:  1,500+ families believed to have left Maui since August wildfires
  7. Carpenters Union Illegally Voids Maui Mayor’s Nominees for Boards and Commissions
  8. House marijuana debate shows softening support for legalization in Hawaii
  9. Food prices increase at grocery stores and restaurants
  10. After 20 Years of Violations, Administrative order between EPA, Hawaii county demands improvements to aging sewage plants

Monday, February 19, 2024
February 19, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. True housing reform seems a strong possibility 
  2. SB3196 Bans Many Types of Guns
  3. Wahiawa Child Abuse Death--Who Should Have Known?
  4. Bill requires teachers accused of sexual misconduct to surrender licenses
  5. UH Manoa: “So much antisemitism on campus”
  6. WSJ: Hawaii Wants Visitors to Pay a Tourist Tax to … uh … Help Prevent the Next Disaster, yeah that’s it
  7. Hawaii Legislators Seek To Outlaw AI-Generated Political Misinformation
  8. Can crowdsourcing improve reporting of the Miske Trial?

Sunday, February 18, 2024
February 18, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Skimming Nuclear Munitions Contract? Lawsuit Alleges Dawson is Fake Hawaiian Company
  2. The ConAm Returns Again
  3. City May be Short on Sanitation Trucks for Months to Come
  4. Hawaii's high cost of living is due to “one little thing after another, just building on each other”
  5. 111 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  6. Lahaina Cleanup is Scam to Keep Owners off their own Properties
  7. Exodus of Hawaii residents cost state $185M in lost taxes since 2020
  8. Hawaii is the only U.S. state that taxes Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare insurance benefits
  9. FEMA housing far from burned properties in West Maui
  10. SB2693: Outlaw Kaniela Ing’s Lahaina Charity Scam
  11. Blangiardi’s biggest decision was to halt construction of the city rail line before reaching all the way to Ala Moana.
  12. City auditor reviews building permit department
  13. More Empty promises on horizon for future Hawaiian homestead leases
  14. Taxpayers Are On The Hook For $1.25 Million After The State Failed To Provide Water To An Oahu Farmer
  15. Child welfare bureaucracy’s debilitating “cover your ass” mentality must be replaced
  16. HB1799/SB2670: Help Gays Access Fresh Schoolboys

Saturday, February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii is State With the Least Disposable Income
  2. Decision on advisory group for UH president’s search postponed
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 17, 2024
  4. Rail: Another GE Tax Increase on the Agenda
  5. Prosecutors seek forfeiture of Buntenbah’s House
  6. DHS: We do not inspects Guardian or Adoptive Homes Unless Credible Complaint is Made
  7. Hawaiian Airlines shareholders approve proposed acquisition by Alaska Air Group
  8. Remembering Sara Yara: Community comes together to sign wave
  9. Alleged Molester Allegedly Confessed to HPD in 2020--Four Years Later Finally Extradited to Texas
  10. Thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks seized
  11. Navy’s new $3.4 billion dry dock in Hawaii is most expensive project in service’s history
  12. Mayor Blangiardi OKs aid to rail-affected small businesses

Friday, February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Gun bills pass Hawaii Senate committee
  2. Debt: Honolulu 3rd-Worst Sinkhole City
  3. CNHA’s Latest Grift: “Something illegal on the side”
  4. Defendant In Kaneshiro Case May Pose Danger To Others, Probation Officer Says
  5. Hearing to unseal adoption, foster care documents in Isabella Kalua case set
  6. Criminal Mother Arrested While Beating Boys in Street
  7. WAM Chair Calls Private Meeting To Discuss Maui's Public Disaster
  8. Queens to Close Wahiawa General Inpatient Facilities
  9. Many Female HS Athletes without lockerrooms 6 Years After lawsuit
  10. Educational worker safety bill advances but removes increased harassment penalties
  11. State prevails in ‘reverting’ land under affordable housing project
  12. State receives green light on redevelopment of Mayor Wright homes (Again)
  13. After Four Years on Streets, One Homeless Person Finally Agrees to Accept Shelter

Thursday, February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi for VP? Trump talks with Gabbard about U.S. defense
  2. Rabbi Sues Hawaii County Over Mounting Fines for Hosting Small Religious Gatherings in His Home
  3. CWS Used Guardianship as Legal Loophole to Place Tortured Girl in Home with Convicted Felon?
  4. Will Property Owners be Allowed to Rebuild? Community Opposes HCDA Takeover of Lahaina
  5. Another Labor Cost for Business: Momentum Grows For Comprehensive Paid Family Leave In Hawaii
  6. Soft on Crime: Thugs Walk Free After beating Security Guard to Death
  7. Louis Kealoha Wants Reduced Sentence
  8. Testimony in Miske trial pivots to alleged chemical attack on rival nightclub
  9. The Packed Hawaii State Hospital May Soon See A Surge In Patients From A Private Facility
  10. 'Swarm team' investigates increasing chemical detections in Pearl Harbor's drinking water
  11. Still towing complaints 3 years after changes to state law

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
February 14, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HPD: First Amber Alert in 19 Years Results in Safe Recovery of Two Boys
  2. Big Island: Low Winds Lead to Rolling Blackouts
  3. Three Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard
  4. Liberation of crypto is win for Hawaii
  5. Hawaiian Electric 2023 Annual report: Still profitable except for Lahaina Litigation
  6. Advocates call for change of legal guardianship policies
  7. Lahaina Fire Death Toll Rises To 101 After Police Identify Remains Of Missing Person  
  8. Survivors’ Monthly Hotel Bill: $15,000 paid by FEMA
  9. SB2762 Rent Control: After Rent Subsidies Create Crisis, Legislators prepare to Make it Worse
  10. Bills For UBER/LYFT Ride-Share Fee And A Climate-Impact Fee Advance
  11. Some Reform Bills Are Simply Ignored Until They Die — And They Start Dying Friday
  12. 65 Shell Bills on the Move
  13. Pension Scam behind Star-Advertiser bankruptcy?


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UHERO: Regulations Double Cost of New Condos in Hawaii
by UH ERO Monday, March 4, 2024

... regulatory costs $387,000 per unit ....


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Unanimous Supreme Court: Trump Stays on Ballot
by Court House News Monday, March 4, 2024

... “Because the Constitution makes Congress, rather than the States, responsible for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates, we reverse,” the court wrote in a per curiam opinion ....


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Change in Law Makes 8% of 'Renewables' Disappear
by News Release Monday, March 4, 2024

... Figures don't lie, but liars figure ....


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Rate Hikes Coming: Hawaiian Electric Tinkers with Solar Subsidies
by News Release Monday, March 4, 2024

... The new programs, originally scheduled to launch March 1, will now be available to customers starting April 1 ....


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Rate Hike News: Comments Sought on next round of renewable energy procurements
by News Release Monday, March 4, 2024

... clean energy procurements aimed at stabilizing rates and advancing energy equity ....


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State Hospital pretends to make changes in wake of slaying of staffer
by News Release Monday, March 4, 2024

... DOH conducted a full safety and security review of the State Operated Specialized Residential Program (SOSRP) and Hawai‘i State Hospital (HSH) facilities ....


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The Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus is shrinking again
by Andrew Walden Sunday, March 3, 2024

... Republicans cancel four Oahu caucus locations due to their inability to find anybody to staff them ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 2, 2024
by GovTrack .us Sunday, March 3, 2024

... votes cast and bills introduced to Congress ....


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Amended Return Equals Guilty Plea
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, March 3, 2024

... Here’s how the strategy works ....


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Lawsuit Against Honolulu City and County for Infringing on Concealed Carry Rights
by News Release Saturday, March 2, 2024

... Honolulu's procedures for issuing CCW permits unduly delay and obstruct law-abiding citizens' ability to obtain them ....


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Lahaina aid should be about quality, not quantity
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, March 2, 2024

... “There’s not been a lot of transparency” regarding how wildfire relief funds are being spent ....


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Short-term rental owners stand firm for their rights
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, March 2, 2024

... Short-term rental owners in Hawaii could hardly find a better spokesperson for their cause ....


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There is Room on Mauna Kea for Both Culture and Science
by Kelii Akina Saturday, March 2, 2024

... what we need is “the collective will to share the Mauna” ....


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Comments Sought on Oahu District Judge Nominees
by News Release Saturday, March 2, 2024

... The Chief Justice has 30 days from his receipt of the list to make his appointment ....


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Blangiardi submits FY2025 budget proposals to Honolulu City Council
by News Release Saturday, March 2, 2024

... proposed $3.63 billion Operating and $919 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budgets for the 2025 fiscal year ....


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149 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
by News Release Friday, March 1, 2024

... Candidate filing begins on February 1, 2024, and goes through June 4, 2024 ....


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City Council adopts Climate Ready Oʻahu, the City’s first climate adaptation strategy, as guiding policy document for the City
by News Release Friday, March 1, 2024

... DPR planted a new Monkeypod tree ....


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Rep Bert Kobayashi to Retire from Legislature
by News Release Friday, March 1, 2024

... to retire on November 5, 2024, at the end of his present term ....


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Rebuilding Nonconforming Structures After Lahaina Fire
by Grassroot Institute Friday, March 1, 2024

... After Hurricane Iniki struck Kauai in 1992, the Kauai County Council adopted an ordinance similar to this bill to foster the reconstruction of old, nonconforming structures ....


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Waive permitting fees to help Maui residents rebuild faster
by Grassroot Institute Friday, March 1, 2024

... reform the County’s emergency housing permitting policies to help facilitate a quicker recovery for the residents of Lahaina ....


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January Tourist Count Down 3.6%
by News Release Friday, March 1, 2024

... January 2024, total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands (763,480 visitors, -3.6%) and total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars ($1.81 billion, -4.5%) declined compared to January 2023 ....


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COFA Renewal Now Before Congress
by Ed Case Friday, March 1, 2024

... “Congress must approve the recently renegotiated Compacts of Free Association as soon as possible,” said Case ....


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2nd Maunakea telescope decommissioning to begin
by News Release Friday, March 1, 2024

... UH is working with MKSOA to transfer its leases, conservation district use permits, and an easement for lands on Maunakea to the new authority ....


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NOAA proposes national marine sanctuary in Papahānaumokuākea
by News Release Thursday, February 29, 2024

... Public comment on Sanctuary draft proposal requested through May 7, 2024 ....


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​Major Energy Companies Ask SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit
by News Article Thursday, February 29, 2024

... The Supreme Court previously declined energy companies’ request to consider whether the claims should be heard in federal court ....


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Climate Activist And Liberal Billionaire Quietly Gobbles Up Rural Land In Hawaii
by News Article Thursday, February 29, 2024

"...a more fair, equal and sustainable capitalism...."


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Hawaii Worst State to Be Middle Income from a Tax Perspective
by News Article Thursday, February 29, 2024

... for middle income earners, taxes take 13.62% of income--highest in the USA ....


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EXTENDED: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
by News Release Thursday, February 29, 2024

... The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Hawaiʻi State Ethics Commission. The term will be for four years ....


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Lahaina: Army Corps of Engineers Transfers Temporary School to DoE
by News Release Wednesday, February 28, 2024

... turnover of the temporary King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina to the Hawai‘i State Department of Education Feb. 27 ....


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Not so Smart: Affordable Housing Loss Study Debunked
by News Release Wednesday, February 28, 2024

... the study from Washington, D.C.-based Smart Growth America commissioned by AARP Hawai‘i didn’t account for numerous affordable-housing projects ....


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Lahaina: State Senators Push for 1,000 Permanent FEMA Units
by News Release Wednesday, February 28, 2024

"... to advocate for the construction of one-thousand permanent FEMA-built housing units to house the wildfire survivors ...."


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Bills increasing costs for tourists moving through Hawaii Legislature
by News Article Wednesday, February 28, 2024

... two proposals that would increase the transient accommodation tax, known as TAT ....


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Unlicensed Midwives Sue State
by News Release Wednesday, February 28, 2024

... there were no professional licenses in Hawaii before Captain Cook arrived, therefore unlicensed midwifery is 'indigenous' ....


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Green Launches Compensation Fund for Lahaina Dead, Injured
by News Release Wednesday, February 28, 2024

"...The Fund Will Help Families of Deceased Avoid Lengthy, Uncertain Litigation...."


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SB3196: Senate Committee Trickery on Gun Control Bill
by News Release Tuesday, February 27, 2024

... the fight is not over ....


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Hawaiʻi educators urged to take part in presidential selection process
by News Release Tuesday, February 27, 2024

... Democrats hold primary March 6; GOP caucuses will be March 12 ....


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The real cost of returning to the office in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, February 27, 2024

... Employees in Hawaii can expect to shell out more than a quarter of the median household income to work from the office ....


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SHOPO & Maui County Reach Agreement on COVID Hazard Pay
by News Release Monday, February 26, 2024

... officers who worked in a patrol function through the pandemic will receive 20% Hazard Pay based on the actual number of hours worked during the pandemic. All other officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay. All officers will receive 15% Hazard Pay for actual overtime hours ....


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Hawaii needs better budgeting for Maui recovery
by Kelii Akina Monday, February 26, 2024

... it was only a year ago that state lawmakers had a healthy budget surplus to work with. But then they went on an ill-advised spending spree ....


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Hawaii Democrats Presidential Caucus Set for March 6
by News Release Monday, February 26, 2024

... Party-run Presidential Primary from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. ....


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Reports show assisted suicide continues to grow in Hawaii
by News Article Monday, February 26, 2024

... 197 prescriptions have been written for death-inducing drugs in Hawaii since the passage of the state’s “medical aid in dying” law in 2019 ....


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Taxes, Housing, Energy: High Costs Driving People out of Hawaii
by Kelii Akina Sunday, February 25, 2024

... inflation means you’re not making any more money, but you’re being taxed a lot more for the money that you’re making ....


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Greater usage of cryptocurrency in Hawaii?
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, February 25, 2024

... After the state Division of Financial Institutions started implementing stringent cryptocurrency regulations in 2014, crypto companies started fleeing the state ....


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Recreational Marijuana Bills on the Move
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, February 25, 2024

... one ounce will yield "84 cigarette-sized joints" ....


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How do criminals become foster parents in Hawaii?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 25, 2024

... The DHS recruits them with offers of money ....


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The Department’s Quest to Nullify Evidence
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 25, 2024

... trampling on taxpayers’ rights ....


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City Demands Energy Use Data on Apartments and Commercial Buildings
by News Release Sunday, February 25, 2024

... Starting in 2023, buildings 100,000 square feet and larger were required to begin annually reporting their utility data to the City. By June 30, 2024, buildings 50,000 square feet and larger must report, followed by buildings 25,000 square feet and larger by June 30, 2025 ....


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DoTax: State Tax Credits You Can Claim
by News Release Sunday, February 25, 2024

... Hawaiʻi Department of Taxation Encourages Hawaiʻi Families to Claim Available Tax Credits ....


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Green Kills off 'Affordable' Housing Group, Hands Authority to HHFDC
by News Release Saturday, February 24, 2024

... Green assigns the BBB’s duties to the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), which will review developer applications for eligibility and process fee waiver exemptions ....


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HGEA members win substantial hazard pay from the Hawaii Education Department
by News Release Friday, February 23, 2024

... 7,800 HGEA employees of the state’s public school system will receive 25% of their base salary for the duration of Gov. David Ige’s emergency proclamation from March 4, 2020, to March 25, 2022 ....


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Ninth Circuit to rehear Hawaii butterfly knife ban
by Court House News Friday, February 23, 2024

... The Ninth Circuit restored Hawaii's 1993 ban on butterfly knives while agreeing to take on an appeal of the decision that the knife is protected under the Second Amendment ....


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UHERO: Hawaii Economy Slowing
by UH ERO Friday, February 23, 2024

... disasters from COVID to Lahaina are the only thing holding Hawaii's economy together ....


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Hawaii committee to discuss $25 tourism tax Friday
by News Article Friday, February 23, 2024

... House Bill 2406 would impose a $25 "transient accommodation tax," also known as a TAT, on top of the 10.25% TAT that is already in place ....


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Kennedy on Hawaii Ballot with 'We The People Party'
by News Release Thursday, February 22, 2024

... Hawaii Office of Elections has confirmed Kennedy supporters have collected the 862 required signatures to establish the “We The People” party in Hawaii ....


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SB3381: Stop Lahaina Property Owners from Rebuilding
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... will Lahaina literally be handed over to the HCDA and an appointed ‘Community Board’ comprised of Josh Green’s hand-picked Carpenters Union representatives? ....


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Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Decision Making Hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee
by NRA ILA Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... Senate Bill 3196 and Senate Bill 2845 will place further restrictions on your Second Amendment Rights by expanding the existing "assault pistol" ban to include certain rifles and shotguns and implementing new age restrictions for ammunition ....


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VIDEO: Biological Parents of Ariel Sellers Speak
by Video Video Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... February 21, 2024 Kapolei Courthouse Rally with Sen Kurt Fevella demands release of CWS records regarding the foster care torture and murder of Ariel Sellers ....


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Trump: Tulsi Gabbard on Short List for Vice President
by Video Video Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... Trump confirms names on VP shortlist: ‘They’re all good, they’re all solid’  ....


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Feds Obtain More Than $1.9 Million in Forfeitures from Hawaii Illegal Gambling Operations
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... Both the Paula Drive forfeiture action and the 2019 action resulted from a joint criminal and civil investigation into an illegal gambling business operating at least nine illegal game rooms ....


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Senate Approves Publicly Funded Election Bill
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... SB2381 SD2 would establish a comprehensive system of public financing for candidates seeking election to state and county public offices, beginning with the 2028 general election ....


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FCKBLM? Censorship Leads to 23% Decrease in Personalized License Plate Requests
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... The city’s Motor Vehicle Registration Branch will reject applications that violate the existing rules, including letter and number combinations that are profane, encourage violence, or make sexual references ....


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Rule Forcing Corrupt Project Labor Agreements Will Face Legal Challenges
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... a construction contract that required a PLA would be more expensive ....


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More cost, More delay: Green Signs 'PLA' for Lahaina Rebuild
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

"...the rebuilding of housing units in Lahaina alone will require at least 2,000 additional construction workers...."


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Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... first, Green's task force will seek out 'traumatized' State employees ....


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DoH: Exposing tobacco marketing to Hawai‘i’s youth
by News Release Wednesday, February 21, 2024

... The tobacco industry spends an estimated $22 million on marketing in Hawaiʻi each year costing the state $611 million in annual health care costs, $1.1 billion in lost productivity, and nearly $1,000 per household in state and federal tax burden ....


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​Cockfighting fans fight Northern Mariana ban at Ninth Circuit
by Court House News Tuesday, February 20, 2024

... cockfighting was banned in the territory in 2018 ....


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Hawaiʻi’s future jobs: 70% require postsecondary education by 2031
by UH ERO Tuesday, February 20, 2024

“...I think there is a misconception now that there are jobs that are great right here in Hawaiʻi that you can get right after high school with just a high school diploma and that’s just not the case....”


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SB3196 Bans Many Types of Guns
by News Article Monday, February 19, 2024

... Bans all shotguns capable of accepting more than 5 rounds ....


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True housing reform seems a strong possibility
by Kelii Akina Monday, February 19, 2024

... many small tweaks to Hawaii’s zoning and permitting rules that together could make a big dent ....


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Hawaii's high cost of living is due to “one little thing after another, just building on each other”
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, February 18, 2024

... good housing bills, awful tax bills at Legislature ....


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