Saturday, June 15, 2024
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Saturday, June 15, 2024
June 15, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Insular Cases: "Reject efforts to change the political status of American Samoa"
  2. School Choice: Hawaii ranks no. 31 in 2024 Parent Power index
  3. Lahaina Burn Zone Water Service Partially Restored
  4. Will US Supreme Court Hear 'Spirit of Aloha' Gun Rights Case?
  5. Poor reliability could mean penalties for HECO
  6. HART ‘third rail’ to be energized to Middle Street
  7. With more than 100 patrol cars on backorder, HPD officers report delays getting on the road
  8. Injunction: Haiku Stairs group files appellate case

Friday, June 14, 2024
June 14, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $11.3B Loss: Elimination of TVRs Would Drive Hawaii into Economic Depression
  2. Geanna Bradley Coverup: Witness Handed Over to Alleged Killer's Family
  3. ‘If you are paying into the income tax, you are going to feel this cut’
  4. Hawaii Congressional Leaders Deny Supporting Shutdown Of Red Hill Oversight Panel
  5. Survey: Maui Fire Survivors Cite Urgent Financial Needs And Housing Instability As Major Concerns
  6. MECO Meetings & Events: Lahaina Fire - Bill Suspensions - Future Plans
  7.  ‘This is a broken system’: Effort to reform Child Welfare Services gains momentum
  8. 500 HSTA Members Set to Get $8,000 each—it won’t work so we need to give them more money
  9. The History And Challenge Of Searching For A UH President
  10. Billionaire’s Minions Miffed: The Little People Just Won’t Give up Their Cars

Thursday, June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu Concealed-Carry Rules
  2. 22% of Hawaii 8th graders proficient in math
  3. HD43 Rep Souza Rejected by Court in Bid to Silence Opponent
  4. Law enforcement witnesses called to testify as Miske defense team seeks to sow doubt
  5. EPA To Disband Sierra Club Controlled Red Hill Oversight Group
  6. Lee Loy candidacy challenged: Petitioners claim her main residence is in a different district
  7. Family of Hilo teen fatally struck by police officer claims investigators lied in official report
  8. Black Sand, Kobayashi First to be Subsidized by ‘Affordable’ Housing Program
  9. City expands homeless services with new Le'ahi Behavioral & Medical Respite facility

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Civil Beat Publisher Monopolizes Federal Trade Commission
  2. Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
  3. Six Feet Under: UH Doubles Sea Level Rise Projection (again)
  4. Hawaii's Medicaid coverage for palliative care expected to save the state money
  5. Court stays six Red Hill lawsuits until verdict is reached in recent trial
  6. SB2516: HGEA Power Grab forced State CIO to Resign
  7. 'Inappropriate behavior' alleged in lawsuit against top officials at Department of Law Enforcement
  8. Honolulu Finally Fires Electrical Inspector Who Approved His Own Jobs
  9. CNHA Next Scheme: Buy a Hotel
  10. ‘Complete Streets’ -- Omidyar Activists Push to Control Agenda-Driven State Council
  11. Activists decry Hawaii’s ‘timid’ stance on cockfighting as they push for tougher laws nationwide
  12. State moves forward with plan to acquire HPU’s former Windward Oahu home
  13. DHHL Is Finding It's Not So Easy To Just Buy An Apartment Building For Families On The Homelands Waitlist
  14. Insanity: 27 new units for homeless crazies sit vacant for 2½ years

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Crooks and Cronies on the Move in Primary Races
  2. Judge pares down charges against accused Hawaii crime boss
  3. Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
  4. Crime Pays:  Total Hits $24M--Honolulu to pay another $7M for ‘injuries’ in 2021 Makaha police chase
  5. Rep. Micah Aiu Wrongly Claims Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Property Tax Exemptions
  6. A Return To Lahaina? Camping Out On His Vacant Lot Sounds Perfect To This Fire Victim
  7. FEMA extends hotel shelters through end of June—600 still in hotels
  8. Land Use Commission Members and Developer Blame CWRM For Stalled Housing Project Near Lahaina
  9. 'It's everywhere' labor shortage plaguing every industry
  10. Why does power keep going out in Waipio?
  11. BWS: COVID related water stagnation behind legionella bacteria detected at federal building
  12. DHHL Plan: Use 1,300 acres to create 73 lots
  13. Porn Producer Blackmails Hawaii Viewers

Monday, June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2024
  2. 2025 HART operating budget -- $123 per rider per day
  3. First-term state lawmaker Sen. Brenton Awa stands out as unconventional
  4. Supreme Court asks Biden administration for feedback on Hawaii Big Oil lawsuit
  5. Kawananakoa Estate: “Many have been watching where the money ends up”
  6. Japanese seek to unload unused timeshare units in Hawaii
  7. Six ‘Core 24’ Hawaii County Council Candidates Coordinate
  8. 1 in 5 Hawaii residents experience domestic violence, new study finds
  9. Soft on Crime: Alleged sex offender gets out, allegedly does it again

Sunday, June 9, 2024
June 9, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lahaina: Hundreds Remaining in Hotels to be Kicked Out Monday, June 10
  2. Hawaii has a lot of room for new ideas
  3. Some History Behind the Newly Enacted Healthcare GET Exemption
  4. Kaneshiro Says He Needs a Pay Off – do you owe him?
  5. Kahele Running to Make OHA Corruption Autonomous
  6. Waters seals the getaway in City Council pay heist
  7. Maui Can't Seem To Keep A County Finance Director On The Job
  8. Four Maui County incumbents uncontested for re-election—‘Progressives’ target Cook in push to regain majority, block Lahaina from rebuilding
  9. Pandering: Maui mayor pushes back against proposed new telescopes atop Haleakala
  10. Hawaii student FAFSA applications down 20%
  11. Unaffordable: Low-income rental tower mostly vacant after October
  12. Bums Cause Many Fires Above Paia
  13. Lawsuit over lack of Mental health care in Jails
  14. North Shore Homeowners Face Fines Of Nearly $1 Million For Fighting Erosion

Saturday, June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Voters Can Track Their Mail-in Ballot
  2. Oahu Flood Risk Survey results
  3. Charter Amendment another obstacle to Maui mayor's TVR phase-out plan
  4. Hawaii County Council follows through on proposal to cut homeowner taxes
  5. Rail CEO’s future still in limbo after Hanabusa lines up secret ‘critics’ to whine behind closed doors
  6. Army asks for comments on proposed Oahu land leases
  7. Navy and NASA looking to renew Kauai land use deals
  8. In a rush to waste money, Honolulu City Council votes to add additional $8M to pandemic hazard pay
  9. Honolulu Council adopts gift ban bill for city officials
  10. Hawaii Energy Conference Keynote Speaker Addresses Wildfires
  11. First responders report spike in 911 calls linked to hallucinogenic mushrooms
  12. Retail stores in Hawaii could soon outfit employees with body worn cameras

Friday, June 7, 2024
June 7, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Blue Hawaii takes the plunge on tax cuts
  2. DBEDT Projects 'Sluggish' Economic Growth in Aftermath of Lahaina Fire
  3. Hospitalizations, ER visits quickly rising in Hawaii due to COVID
  4. Scam: After 64% pay Hike, Council Wants you to vote to give them an automatic 5% per year forever
  5. Waianae Democrats Name Three for Senate Vacancy
  6. Village designed to house hundreds of Maui fire survivors hits roadblock accessing water
  7. Plan Eliminating Maui Vacation Rentals Was Years In Making
  8. FEMA Wants Maui Homeowner To Repay $58,000 After Booting Her From Lease Program For Fire Survivors
  9. Hawaiian Electric disables some safety features to prevent outages
  10. State says vacancies to blame for delay in food stamp, EBT benefits
  11. Kamaka Air Shut Down by FAA – cargo link for Molokai, Lanai

Thursday, June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PIT Count Claims 14% Drop in Sister Isle Homeless
  2. KIUC Continues to Lead State in 'Renewable' Generation
  3. ‘Embarrassing’ -- Hee, Kahele reemerge in Hawaii politics
  4. Former meth addict Milton Holt fired--$500,000 allegedly stolen from Sand Island Business Association
  5. Doctors to get tax relief on patients' government health plans under new law
  6. The Backlog Of Honolulu Building Permits Is Taking A Toll On City Revenue 
  7. Honolulu's New Budget Includes 225% Higher Property Taxes For Short-Term Rentals
  8. Maui Hits Pause Button On Managed Retreat Fund
  9. HPD officer Mariah Ah Tou will likely be recharged for DUI
  10. State works to waste $80M from opioid settlements
  11. Fireworks bill moves forward at Honolulu City Council

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 279 Candidates File Papers for 2024 Elections
  2. Court Upholds Governor's Emergency Proclamation on Affordable Housing
  3. Hawaii First State to Provide Palliative Care Coverage
  4. Hawaii Per-Capita GDP Grows as Young Families Flee Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Cost of Living 80% Above US Average
  6. Honolulu Unchallenged: Most County Incumbents are Already Re-elected
  7. Report: American Red Cross being phased out of Maui recovery efforts
  8. Blangiardi calls for multi-year contract for rail CEO
  9. Government rests its case against Miske
  10. A 'Hard Market' Is Battering Condo Owners
  11. Axe HECO’s unfair ‘Shift and Save’ plan
  12. Oil industry asks Supreme Court to block climate change lawsuits from Hawaii, other states
  13. Honolulu Council is poised to adopt $4 billion-plus budget
  14. Man awarded $12.5M from city ordered held without bail in federal gun, drug case
  15. Cashless bail revoked, Armed Standoff Suspect finally in Jail

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
June 4, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 369 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide, 237 File with One Day Left
  2. UPDATE: Clayton Hee Trying to Sneak Back into the State Senate
  3. "Historic tax relief that will lower Hawaii’s high cost of living"
  4. Hawaii 2nd-Worst Economy in USA
  5. 7 weeks to Bid Deadline: Feds Warn Rail funding in jeopardy (again)
  6. DHHL Cancels Development Plans, Burns Money to buy properties, Wants another $600M
  7. List of Miske property the government will seek to have forfeited if he is convicted
  8. Lahaina Victims Buy Trailer from Mainland Because Josh Green didn’t request any free FEMA Trailers
  9. Why are home, condo insurance premiums skyrocketing?
  10. HECO Hides Some Outage Data
  11. Did State Supreme Court Give Anti-Telescope Protesters Control of a Toll Road?
  12. Grifting for Master Lease Money: Haleakala Telescopes Again Draw Opposition
  13. Hawaiian Home Lands Broadband Customers Say Criminal Hee’s Service Has Been Bad For Years
  14. New injunction is sought to stop Haiku Stairs’ removal

Monday, June 3, 2024
June 3, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Ranks #1 for Hidden Home Buyer Fees
  2. Miske lost a key supporter with passing of Buzzy Hong
  3. Criminal Al Hee says PUC does not have authority to choose DHHL service carrier
  4. Stalled? Plan To Cut 7,000 Maui Vacation Rentals Hits Pause
  5. 939 Still in Hotels , but FEMA Is Canceling Some Of Its Direct Leases To House Maui Fire Survivors
  6. Lahaina: McKelvey Talks About Who Won’t Be Allowed to Rebuild
  7. Bill 23: Council advances gift ban bill for Honolulu city and county employees
  8. Profiteers Plan to Enlarge Kahuku's Controversial Wind Farms—but Council Bill Could Block Them
  9. Honolulu Building Code Bill ignores tsunami safety and emergency procedures
  10. SB3139: Get mentally ill aid they need, deserve

Sunday, June 2, 2024
June 2, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Keeping more of your own money is a good thing
  2. Dealing with the Insurance Crisis
  3. Jones Act reform increasingly popular as law's effects become better known
  4. Kauai: Grassroot Legislative Wrapup
  5. Machine politics at work on Waianae Senate seat?
  6. PUC orders criminal Al Hee to halt phone, internet service disconnections for 1,500 Hawaiian Home Lands households
  7. Tensions at HART: Next ‘near-death experience’ set for July
  8. Blangiardi or Nothing for Mayor
  9. Red Cross Hawaii CEO's firing—‘retaliation’
  10. Hawaii Poised to Get $20,000 Tax Cut
  11. Help for Maui’s fire-impacted businesses trickles down slowly
  12. Perfectly Good Telescopes Scraped off Mauna Kea: 1 down 5 to go
  13. Honolulu Has Been Fighting Over Illegal Vacation Rentals Since The 1970s

Saturday, June 1, 2024
June 1, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Clayton Hee Trying to Sneak Back into the State Senate-UNOPPOSED
  2. 341 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  3. Senate Committee Changes Announced
  4. Al Hee to Cut Hawaiian Homelands Phone Lines?
  5. Hawaii Family Forum: What's up with legislation on the Governor's Desk?
  6. Green Picks Nominees for Four Oahu Circuit Court Vacancies
  7. Green Makes Several Appointments
  8. Only 38 Hurricane ‘Shelters’ on Oahu -- officials ‘solve’ problem by using different word
  9. ER psychiatrist sees more youth coming in with marijuana psychosis
  10. Law Enforcement Department halts evictions in wake of violent standoff
  11. Water at Honolulu federal building, courthouse deemed unsafe for drinking, hygiene

Friday, May 31, 2024
May 31, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. April 2024 Tourist Spending and Arrivals Down Sharply
  2. Red Hill Tanks to be Vented and Cleaned
  3. State CIO Quits
  4. Green Signs Condo Bills
  5. Hawaii County Property Tax Cuts for Homeowners and 'Affordable Rentals'
  6. Tourism-related property tax hike a threat to Kauai economy
  7. Control of Water Ensures No Affordable Housing Will EVER be Built in Lahaina
  8. Priced out of paradise, they’ve built new connections and community in Las Vegas
  9. Maui Council Budgets $300,000 To Study Impacts Of Eliminating 7,000 Vacation Rentals
  10. Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Mauna Kea Access designed to help activists block road, extort money from telescopes 
  11. Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Buildings Removed From Maunakea—Telescope Transported to Chile where Science is Appreciated
  12. Plaintiffs, Boy Scouts settle wrongful death case
  13. 400 HPD Vacancies -- Waianae residents still waiting for the city to make good on its commitment
  14. Scam Alert: Carbon Credits

Thursday, May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 65 Lahaina Fire Victims Opt in to Settlement Fund
  2. Mayor signs resolution to create standalone Ocean Safety Department
  3. 'Sun Bucks' -- $177 per kid Boost on EBT Cards
  4. HECO to Begin Preemptive Blackouts for Fire Risk Areas
  5. DLNR: No Evidence Cruise Ships too Close to Na Pali Coast
  6. Hawaii Highest Fast Food Prices in USA
  7. Governor's Office 'Listening Sessions' on Child Welfare System
  8. Hawaii Red Cross CEO Fired for speaking out against the practice of encouraging wildfire survivors to move off-island
  9. Crime Pays: City ‘cannot’ recoup $12.5M from man facing gun, drug charges
  10. Rep. Gene Ward: We Need A Special Session To Solve Our Mortgage Insurance Crisis
  11. Hawaii Council On Revenues Trims Its State Tax Collection Estimate
  12. City salaries resolution? – automatic annual raises based on unions’ contracts
  13. Police called to Leeward Schools 500 times in 5 Months
  14. Maui Fire battalion chief charged with sexually assaulting minor
  15. Land Board rejects plea for contested case hearing from Nakoa luxury yacht owners
  16. Hawaii judge orders a new environmental review of a wave pool at behest of competitor

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UHERO: Hawai‘i gender pay gap largely driven by motherhood
  2. Green Signs Six Housing Bills Into Law
  3. In Hawaii, Permission To Use Medical Marijuana Precludes Permission To Own a Gun
  4. Secrecy: Hawaii Department of Human Services Nominated for 'Golden Padlock Award'
  5. Lifelong Criminal awarded $12.5M Busted AGAIN
  6. What Would Criminal Lawyer Need to do to Fake $12.5M Injury?
  7. In climate change/fossil fuels lawsuit, federal law should apply
  8. Honolulu Council considers changes to Salary Commission
  9. Why are so many local Hawaii businesses closing?
  10. Stormwater CIP Projects Dictated by Staffing Shortage
  11. Homeowner cited for illegal fireworks after brutal beating incident in Ewa Beach
  12. Bulldoze Borneo for Hawaii’s Fake Biofuels

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Renters
  2. Rape and Death: State Pays $1.8M to Settle Foster Care Suit
  3. Working Group to Reform Child Welfare Services?
  4. Police Cover up Assault at Illegal Fireworks Party
  5. Accused Hawaii island drug trafficker was deported 4 times
  6. Banks agree to lend Hawaiian Electric $250M

Monday, May 27, 2024
May 27, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 24, 2024
  2. Conflict Of Interest? Some Hawaii Lawmakers Work For Or Even Own Companies That Get State Contracts
  3. SB3139: Hawaii homeless with mental issues could be assessed involuntarily
  4. Lahaina Property Owners Urged To Apply For Building Permits As Soon As Possible
  5. Logan Dynasty in Hawaii
  6. Disaster Excuse for Maui Leaders Japan Junket
  7. Maui Boards May Soon Be Able To Get Back To Business With Settlement Agreement


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How Urban Planning Made Honolulu 'Impossibly Unaffordable'
by News Article Saturday, June 15, 2024

... The crisis stems principally from land use policies that artificially restrict housing supply ....


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Can Hawaii afford its new income tax cuts?
by Kelii Akina Saturday, June 15, 2024

... Hawaii taxpayers are expected to save about $1.2 billion in 2030 ....


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Insular Cases: "Reject efforts to change the political status of American Samoa"
by News Release Saturday, June 15, 2024

"...call for Congressional and DOJ rejection of any further attempts like the Fitisemanu case in 2022 for courts to change the political status of American Samoa under the 1900-1904 Deeds of Cession, unless initiated and approved by our people through local self-determination....”


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Will US Supreme Court Hear 'Spirit of Aloha' Gun Rights Case?
by News Release Saturday, June 15, 2024

... Wilson v. Hawaii, a prosecution for carrying a handgun without a license ....


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Lahaina Burn Zone Water Service Partially Restored
by News Release Saturday, June 15, 2024

... type your address in the search bar on the County of Maui Sewer Service Status interactive map ....


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School Choice: Hawaii ranks no. 31 in 2024 Parent Power index
by News Article Friday, June 14, 2024

... little growth among charter schools and no other choice options ....


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$11.3B Loss: Elimination of TVRs Would Drive Hawaii into Economic Depression
by News Release Friday, June 14, 2024

... Study shows short-term rentals generated $2.2 billion in economic activity for Maui and $11.3 billion across Hawaii in 2023 ....


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‘If you are paying into the income tax, you are going to feel this cut’
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 14, 2024

... a household making the median income in Hawaii of around $91,000 that currently owes about $5,300 in income taxes will incrementally see that amount owed go down to $1,600 by 2031 ....


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Geanna Bradley Coverup: Witness Handed Over to Alleged Killer's Family
by Andrew Walden Thursday, June 13, 2024

... CWS social workers did not seek immediate medical attention for John “A.B.” Doe after Geanna Bradley was found murdered on January 18, 2024, instead, on January 19, 2024, they placed him with Brandy Blas’ sister ....


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Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu Concealed-Carry Rules
by News Release Wednesday, June 12, 2024

... CCW permit policies, which have been deemed excessively burdensome and a violation of constitutional rights ....


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SB2516: HGEA Power Grab forced State CIO to Resign
by News Article Wednesday, June 12, 2024

... CIO Murdock resigned without notice May 31, 2024.  Now we know why ....


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Court stays six Red Hill lawsuits until verdict is reached in recent trial
by News Article Wednesday, June 12, 2024

... The six lawsuits involved in the court-ordered stay requested by the government involve 2,375 people ....


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Hawaii's Medicaid coverage for palliative care expected to save the state money
by News Article Wednesday, June 12, 2024

... the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a new State Plan Amendment (SPA) to cover community palliative care services through Medicaid ....


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Six Feet Under: UH Doubles Sea Level Rise Projection (again)
by News Release Wednesday, June 12, 2024

... UH has been peddling '3.2-foot' sea level rise claims since 2018.  That projection was itself a doubling of earlier projections.  Now they have suddenly doubled it again to six feet.  Did you notice? .... 


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Civil Beat Publisher Monopolizes Federal Trade Commission
by News Article Wednesday, June 12, 2024

... Omidyar's massive partisan activities have flown under the radar because he prefers to influence politics through ostensible charity groups rather than direct campaign contributions ....


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Green: Civil Beat Publisher will Steer Hawaii's Applications for Federal Funds
by News Release Tuesday, June 11, 2024

... to assist in applying for and securing federal funds relating to renewable energy, local food, clean transportation, and fresh water ....


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Crooks and Cronies on the Move in Primary Races
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, June 11, 2024

... Keli’i Akina, OHA’s only honest Trustee, is being challenged by three has-beens in an obviously coordinated effort ....


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Judge pares down charges against accused Hawaii crime boss
by Court House News Tuesday, June 11, 2024

... On Monday, Watson acquitted Miske of the attempted murder of Lindsey Kinney, along with associated racketeering and firearm charges ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2024
by GovTrack .us Sunday, June 9, 2024

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


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Hawaii has a lot of room for new ideas
by Kelii Akina Sunday, June 9, 2024

... staffers from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii in attendance at Gov. Josh Green's recent bill-signing ceremonies for historic tax cuts and housing reform ....


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Some History Behind the Newly Enacted Healthcare GET Exemption
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 9, 2024

... House Finance was persuaded to resurrect SB 1035.  It then went to Conference Committee, and it came up with a version that both houses then passed ....


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Lahaina: Hundreds Remaining in Hotels to be Kicked Out Monday, June 10
by News Release Sunday, June 9, 2024

... all families in the NCS program who are 'actively participating' in their recovery efforts will continue to receive support ....


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Hawaii County Council follows through on proposal to cut homeowner taxes
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, June 8, 2024

... Despite the bill's timidity, passage of the bill was still a welcome move .... 


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Charter Amendment another obstacle to Maui mayor's TVR phase-out plan
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, June 8, 2024

... four of the districts have no representation, which could raise questions about fairness over any recommendations the planning body might make ....


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Oahu Flood Risk Survey results
by News Release Saturday, June 8, 2024

... The majority of respondents have homeowners insurance (82%) and hurricane insurance (59%). However, the vast majority are not aware of the gaps in coverage between these insurances and flood insurance ....


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Hawaii Voters Can Track Their Mail-in Ballot
by News Release Saturday, June 8, 2024

... Hawaii voters can expect to receive their Primary Election ballot in the mail by July 23, 2024 ....


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Blue Hawaii takes the plunge on tax cuts
by Kelii Akina Friday, June 7, 2024

... In a deep-blue bastion where seldom is heard a peep of pushback against tax hikes, Hawaii legislators surprised everybody last month by unanimously approving a bill that is being heralded as the biggest tax cut in state history ....


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DBEDT Projects 'Sluggish' Economic Growth in Aftermath of Lahaina Fire
by News Release Friday, June 7, 2024

... Between January and April 2024, visitor arrivals by air to Maui County fell 24.0 percent and expenditures decreased 22.6 percent compared to the same four months in 2023 ....


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PIT Count Claims 14% Drop in Sister Isle Homeless
by News Release Thursday, June 6, 2024

... Unsheltered homelessness fell significantly in two of the three rural counties, with Hawaii down 27 percent and Maui 26 percent. Kauai realized an eight percent increase in unsheltered homelessness ....


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KIUC Continues to Lead State in 'Renewable' Generation
by News Release Thursday, June 6, 2024

... Solar contributed 38.1% of KIUC’s generation in 2023. Almost one-third of the solar production came from members’ rooftop systems. Other renewables contributing in 2023 were hydropower (12%) and biomass (7.8%) ....


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Hawaii Cost of Living 80% Above US Average
by News Article Wednesday, June 5, 2024

... Most of the pain can be traced to home purchases, which cost an astounding 313% more than average ....


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Hawaii Per-Capita GDP Grows as Young Families Flee Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, June 5, 2024

... Young families are leaving Hawaii.  Rich retirees are moving in.  The result is a sharp increase in per capita GDP ....


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279 Candidates File Papers for 2024 Elections
by News Release Tuesday, June 4, 2024

... Candidate filing ended today, Tuesday, June 4, 2024 -- candidates may withdraw tomorrow ....


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Court Upholds Governor's Emergency Proclamation on Affordable Housing
by News Release Tuesday, June 4, 2024

... the Sixth Proclamation Relating to Affordable Housing—remains in full effect ....


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Hawaii 2nd-Worst Economy in USA
by News Article Monday, June 3, 2024

... Innovation Potential: 50th ....


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"Historic tax relief that will lower Hawaii’s high cost of living"
by Grassroot Institute Monday, June 3, 2024

... Akina said HB2404 will incrementally provide Hawaii taxpayers with the biggest income tax cut in state history ....


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Hawaii Ranks #1 for Hidden Home Buyer Fees
by News Article Monday, June 3, 2024

... Hawaii tops the list with $17,966.04 of unexpected fees on average ....


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Kauai: Grassroot Legislative Wrapup
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, June 2, 2024

... It was mostly a good year for Hawaii at the 2024 Legislature, and policy experts from Grassroot will explain how that came to be ....


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Jones Act reform increasingly popular as law's effects become better known
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, June 2, 2024

... Almost every day, there are articles and studies being published that illustrate why this protectionist maritime law needs to be updated ....


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Dealing with the Insurance Crisis
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 2, 2024

... premiums are rising at astronomical rates ....


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Keeping more of your own money is a good thing
by Kelii Akina Sunday, June 2, 2024

... passing the biggest income tax cut in state history ....


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Clayton Hee Trying to Sneak Back into the State Senate
by Andrew Walden Saturday, June 1, 2024

... UPDATE Monday, June 3, 2024:  Republican Sen Brenton Awa pulled and filed today.  Democrats Clayton Hee and Ben Shafer filed their nomination petitions.  .... 


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Green Makes Several Appointments
by News Release Saturday, June 1, 2024

... a new deputy director for the Department of Human Resources Development, and appointed several individuals to various open positions in state boards and commissions ....


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Green Picks Nominees for Four Oahu Circuit Court Vacancies
by News Release Friday, May 31, 2024

... The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of these lists today to make his appointments .... 


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Hawaii Family Forum: What's up with legislation on the Governor's Desk?
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, May 31, 2024

... If the Governor intends to veto a bill, the Governor must inform the Legislature by June 25, 2024 ....


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Senate Committee Changes Announced
by News Release Friday, May 31, 2024

... With the retirement of Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro effective today, Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi announced changes to the composition of Senate Standing Committees ....


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Al Hee to Cut Hawaiian Homelands Phone Lines?
by News Release Friday, May 31, 2024

... An SIC service outage would also affect DHHL’s phone service...the department has established an interim call center for lessees ....


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Hawaii County Property Tax Cuts for Homeowners and 'Affordable Rentals'
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 31, 2024

... The County Council actually improved on a tax cut proposed by Mayor Roth, but neither version gives a break to industrial or commercial properties ....


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Tourism-related property tax hike a threat to Kauai economy
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 31, 2024

... a $3.49 million tax increase on hotels and resorts and a $4.15 million increase on vacation rentals ....


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Red Hill Tanks to be Vented and Cleaned
by News Release Friday, May 31, 2024

... Notification to the public at least 12 hours before the start of venting a tank ....


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April 2024 Tourist Spending and Arrivals Down Sharply
by News Release Friday, May 31, 2024

... There were 753,551 visitors to the Hawaiian Islands in April 2024, down 8.9 percent from the same month last year. Total visitor spending measured in nominal dollars was $1.51 billion, which was a 12.6 percent drop from April 2023 ....


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Green Signs Condo Bills
by News Release Friday, May 31, 2024

... designed to streamline processes, enhance management practices, and increase accessibility to clean energy programs ....


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Hawaii Highest Fast Food Prices in USA
by News Article Thursday, May 30, 2024

... Hawaii emerges as the state with the highest average price for a medium cheese pizza, reaching $18.99 ....


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DLNR: No Evidence Cruise Ships too Close to Na Pali Coast
by News Release Thursday, May 30, 2024

... The cruise line elected to include Nāpali Coast sailings after being unable to make port calls at Lahaina due to last year’s wildfires ....


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HECO to Begin Preemptive Blackouts for Fire Risk Areas
by News Release Thursday, May 30, 2024

... Starting July 1, Hawaiian Electric may preemptively shut off power in areas that appear at high risk of wildfire during periods of forecast high winds and dry conditions ....


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'Sun Bucks' -- $177 per kid Boost on EBT Cards
by News Release Thursday, May 30, 2024

... Most eligible families will get SUN Bucks automatically without the need for an application ....


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65 Lahaina Fire Victims Opt in to Settlement Fund
by News Release Thursday, May 30, 2024

... Another Deadline Extension Will Allow Additional Applicants to Begin and Complete the Process ....


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Mayor signs resolution to create standalone Ocean Safety Department
by News Release Thursday, May 30, 2024

... Blangiardi also signed Resolution 24-50, FD1, allowing voters to decide on November’s ballot whether to establish an Ocean Safety Commission to oversee the new department ....


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Governor's Office 'Listening Sessions' on Child Welfare System
by News Release Wednesday, May 29, 2024

... with a culminating virtual statewide meeting on Tuesday, July 2 ....


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Kalua Case Secrecy: Hawaii Department of Human Services Nominated for 'Golden Padlock Award'
by News Release Wednesday, May 29, 2024

... for stonewalling a review of its own actions in the death of a 6-year-old girl ....


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In Hawaii, Permission To Use Medical Marijuana Precludes Permission To Own a Gun
by News Article Wednesday, May 29, 2024

... assuming that cannabis consumers are too dangerous to be trusted with firearms ....


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UHERO: Hawai‘i gender pay gap largely driven by motherhood
by UH ERO Wednesday, May 29, 2024

... In Hawaiʻi, mothers earn 74% of what fathers earn, while women without children make 99% of the income of men without children ....


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Green Signs Six Housing Bills Into Law
by News Release Wednesday, May 29, 2024

... bills designed to expand the affordable housing inventory and improve the governance of rental laws under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Code ....


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Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Renters
by News Article Tuesday, May 28, 2024

... What makes some states better than others for renters? ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 24, 2024
by GovTrack .us Monday, May 27, 2024

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


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‘Deadly Cocktail’: Hawaii Still Reeling From Job Losses Four Years After The Pandemic
by News Article Sunday, May 26, 2024

... There are still around 27,800 fewer jobs in Hawaii than before the COVID-19 pandemic ....


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Secret Administrative Directives, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 26, 2024

... secret instructions from the Director of Taxation to his staff ....


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SB2475 on Governor’s Desk: Creates Database of School Child Molesters
by News Release Sunday, May 26, 2024

... If approved by the Governor, SB2475 CD1 would go into effect on July 1, 2024 ....


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Targeting scapegoats affects us all
by Kelii Akina Sunday, May 26, 2024

... One of the most persistent myths in Hawaii politics is that you can target a single group with a tax hike and not affect anyone else ....


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Bills that will ‘truly help the people of Hawaii’
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 25, 2024

... huge wins in the areas of taxes, healthcare and housing reform ....


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