Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Hawai'i Daily News Read

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

Sunday, May 26, 2024
May 26, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. ‘Deadly Cocktail’: Hawaii Still Reeling From Job Losses Four Years After The Pandemic
  2. Targeting scapegoats affects us all
  3. SB2475 on Governor’s Desk: Creates Database of School Child Molesters
  4. Secret Administrative Directives, Part 2
  5. Saiki: Broken Trust is Still the Model for business and politics in Hawaii
  6. How much of your paycheck goes to your mortgage in Honolulu? A lot.
  7. Senate Bill 1035: A win for access to health care
  8. SB1170: Black Sand, Kobayashi scoop up more ‘affordable’ housing credits
  9. HECO Lines Will be De-energized during Red Flag Warnings
  10. Wahiawa Hospital Reopens with New Name
  11. Hawaii DoH  Spreads Surfrider’s Fake Bacteria Counts to Oahu Beaches
  12. BOE updates policy on press freedom for student journalists

Saturday, May 25, 2024
May 25, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB2404 Tax Cut 'the biggest news of the season'
  2. Bills that will ‘truly help the people of Hawaii’
  3. 313 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  4. UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
  5. DoH Awards Ambulance Contract for Maui, Kauai
  6. Two Chinese Spies Operating Inside Honolulu CIA, FBI for Years
  7. Hawaiian Electric Counter-Sues Maui County Over Fire
  8. Hawaii Island psychologist who sexually assaulted young patient handed hefty prison sentence
  9. Ethics Commission Resolves Charge Against Former State Board Member

Friday, May 24, 2024
May 24, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
  2. Podcast: The Second Amendment Implications of Hawaii Legalizing Butterfly Knives
  3. Miske “Sources inside local law enforcement, ATF, and FBI”
  4. Public corruption trial centered on Kealoha payout delayed
  5. Maui County's Move Against Vacation Rentals Likely To Bog Down In Court
  6. OHA News: Profitable Nonprofits ‘clamoring for money’ -- HCA Gets $3.1M, where’s ours???
  7. SB2475 on Governor’s Desk: Creates Database of School Child Molesters
  8. Contract? What Contract? Teachers Union Demands Another $3,000 Cash Money
  9. Governor Green Wants to Import Liquefied Natural Gas

Thursday, May 23, 2024
May 23, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Green Announces Plan: Fly 3,000 Lahaina Survivors to Mainland
  2. DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
  3. DoE Begins Process of Convincing Lahaina Community to Accept School Relocation Plan
  4. Jones Act beneficiaries schizophrenic about China
  5. Mitsunaga Secretary Acquitted For Bribery Could Still Face State Campaign Violations
  6. Legal analysts: Board of Water Supply’s $1.2B claim with Navy likely headed to lawsuit
  7. Disaster: No Confidence in MEMA
  8. More details emerge after cockfight raid: 25 dead roosters, $20K in cash seized

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
  2. Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
  3. Green Cuts off Food to Lahaina Survivors
  4. Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
  5. At UH Manoa, ASUH Sponsors Anti-Semites
  6. Embattled rail CEO says she’s been bullied, harassed by HART board
  7. Property insurance rates up 1000% for condo owners
  8. BoE Trying to Move King Kamehameha III School
  9. Hawaii Is A Lousy Place To Charge An Electric Vehicle
  10. More homeless housing planned for Oahu

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GET exemption could be turning point in Hawaii healthcare crisis
  2. UHERO Factbook: 80% of Hawaii Families Cannot Afford Mortgage
  3. Derek Turbin Elected Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi
  4. DHHL: Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
  5. Recession? Hawaii hotels’ soft spring is carrying over to summer
  6. How Are Jurors Holding Up 4 Months Into The Miske Trial? Better Than You Might Think, Experts Say
  7. An overlooked group of Lahaina fire victims
  8. Hawaiian Electric Reports Nine Blackouts in April
  9. ‘I thought it was a joke!’: Rising grocery prices spur formal complaint from Hawaii lawmaker
  10. Hawaii faces shortage of 800 physicians, with neighbor islands hit hardest
  11. Big Island rejected more gun permits than other counties in 2023
  12. EPA Gives Activists $2.1M for ‘Reusable foodware plan’—it still doesn’t work
  13. How The System Keeps the Homeless, Homeless
  14. State Installing New Cameras At Women's Prison After $2 Million Settlement Over Sex Assaults

Monday, May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2024
  2. End GE Tax on Medical Services
  3. COVID Fraud?  Why Was The Maui County Finance Director Fired?
  4. Column: Proposed income tax cuts a net positive for Hawaii’s economy
  5. Hawaii counties differ in approach to regulating vacation rentals
  6. DoE Enrollment Keeps Shrinking—Down 12,000 Since 2020
  7. Watchdogging Wildfire Prevention Policies and Practices
  8. Kauai apartment residents challenge DHHL as eviction looms
  9. Will new legislation increase affordable housing?
  10. Trial delayed again in Makaha crash case, now set for October

Monday, May 20, 2024
Letters to the Editor May, 2024
Letters to the Editor
  • End GE Tax on Medical Services
  • Open Letter: Republican Delegates Should Reject Rule Changes

Sunday, May 19, 2024
May 19, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
  2. Plan to ban thousands of TVRs on Maui has rocky road ahead
  3. Honolulu cuts budget by $40M; Grassroot says ‘keep going’
  4. Secret Administrative Directives, Part 1
  5. Interview with Kaneshiro jury foreman Shane Keli’i Kai Paleka
  6. Crime spree: The testimony of key witness Jacob ‘Jake’ Smith
  7. Master lease news: Another telescope controversy is being Manufactured, this time on Maui
  8. Part of The Plan: Public to discuss ‘new site’ for destroyed Lahaina school
  9. Tourists Turned Off by Rising Costs of Hawaii’s Vacation Rentals
  10. Hawaii Democratic Party holds State Convention
  11. No Treatment Available for Drug Addicts in Hawaii

Saturday, May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
  2. National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May
  3. Guam Congressional candidates united for Jones Act reform
  4. The Dire Cost of Disinformation
  5. 296 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  6. County of Maui issues first building permit for Lahaina wildfire rebuild
  7. Rail Operating Budget Soars 27%, Employees Flee, Trainwreck Bids Due in July
  8. Ethics Commission to reintroduce 2 bills to improve transparency

Friday, May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Census: Hawaii cities shrinking as state population decreases
  2. Influential high school administrator in Hawaii shrugs as boy competes in girls' track and field state championships
  3. Akina lauds Legislature’s Lahaina-response spending
  4. Tax cut great. Now let’s cut regulations.
  5. Oahu Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraudulent Check Scheme
  6. Tupola Proposal Lowest TVR Property Taxes for 2025
  7. Even After Debris Removal, Lahaina Homeowners Still Not Allowed to Return
  8. Maui Wildfire Insurance Losses Estimated At $3 Billion So Far
  9. Lies and bogus documents got Miske’s companies past licensing hurdles
  10. Evacuations Coming?  City officials keep close eye on rising Wahiawa Reservoir
  11. Storms cause solar reduction, HECO says the diesel backup generators can meet demand
  12. Hawaii Just Won't Give Up Its Harsh Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws
  13. Honolulu City Council OKs plan for stand-alone Ocean Safety Department
  14. US Tourism Soars, Hawaii Declines

Thursday, May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
  2. How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
  3. Honolulu Highest Inflation in USA
  4. Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
  5. Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
  6. Lahaina Burn Zone Sewer Service Partially Restored
  7. Pay-To-Play:  ‘Heads of state agencies and divisions often get their positions because of their political activities and connections’
  8. Guess Who Just Got Out Of Federal Prison Already?
  9. Redwood City man's arrest reveals secret Hawaii/California meth ring and alleged motive for social worker's targeted killing
  10. Soft on Crime: Standoff suspect granted mental exam, freed on cashless bail by judge
  11. Unreliable Flights Causing Medical Access ‘Crisis’
  12. Backlash on announcement of 18th Mauna ‘Ala curator prompts meeting with Hawaii organization leaders
  13. California Junk Fee Transparency Law May Affect Hawaii Tourism

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
May 15, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
  2. Green Signs HB2342: Legalizes 'open carry' of everything except guns
  3. Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case
  4. Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
  5. Next Step in The Plan to get rid of You: Maui Council Approves Massive Tax Increase on Small Businesses, Rentals
  6. Hawaii Governor May Veto Plan To Put More Money Into The State Rainy Day Fund
  7. Honolulu Rail Authority To Seek Damages For Delays In Completing Airport Segment
  8. What is left if a newspaper has no reporters?
  9. Waianae Hell: One Intersection Draws 762 Emergency calls in a Year
  10. Kahului Hell: Driven by her daughter’s bullying experience, a Maui mom advocates for change
  11. Son of Honolulu police sergeant found guilty in fatal Round Top Drive shooting
  12. HPD officer accused of DUI seeks to have her case dismissed
  13. On Molokai, health care providers struggle with low payments, high costs — and little support
  14. Mobile home parks answer to affordability?
  15. Lahaina: Stop this bottomless flow of our tax dollars
  16. Vacant Land Sales Around Lahaina Have Jumped Since The Wildfires
  17. Nursery Develops High-Tech Rhinoceros Beetle Solution
  18. How Proud Boys helped Gay Socialist Win in Hawaii

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Landmark Victory for Second Amendment Rights in Honolulu
  2. Black Sand, Kobayashi First to benefit from DEP 'Affordable Housing' Scheme
  3. Feds Sentence Another Hawaii Fraudster
  4. Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Eddins: “Horrors and Treachery” Coming From SCOTUS
  6. Miske used powerful connections to avoid legal trouble for years
  7. What is “a pattern of racketeering activity”?
  8. CWS Hid Child Molestation Report from Big Island Judge Kim
  9. HB470: Allow Gay ‘Shelters’ to Hold ‘Homeless LGBTQ’ Kids over parents’ objection
  10. Happy News: A Missouri River Court Decision Could Sink Hawaii's Ala Wai Flood Control Plan
  11. Red Hill trial concludes, families now await judge's ruling
  12. HART director receives support from rail skeptics at Council
  13. On Molokai, there are no surgeries or MRIs. The dearth of care has some asking, ‘Why bother?’
  14. What will it take? Entire Town Burning Down not enough to Motivate Homeless to Accept Housing
  15. Drug overdose deaths up in Maui County, Kauai as fentanyl use grows
  16. DoE Plan: Taking aim at Hawaii's 30% chronic absenteeism with video games
  17. Newest DoE Assistant Superintendent is already planning his retirement

Monday, May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 11, 2024
  2. Witness in Miske case tells of a search for human remains
  3. Conditions ripe in Hawaii for another fire disaster
  4. “I will not celebrate tiny reforms at the margins when the blatant core of corruption goes unaddressed”
  5. With Master Lease Negotiations Underway, Activists Target Haleakala Space Force Telescope Proposal
  6. Families suing over 2021 jet fuel leak into Navy drinking water in Hawaii seek $225K to $1.25M
  7. Visitors Seek Alternatives as Hawaii Travel Rebound Wanes Says State
  8. SB3202 Gives Counties Flexibility
  9. Doubling the Payoff: Red Light Cameras could enforce speed limits on Oahu

Sunday, May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Green Affordability Plan Passes
  2. How Long $2 Million Will Last in Retirement in Hawaii
  3. Defeating Bad Bills Also a Form of Winning
  4. 14 Years Later: Honouliuli WWTP portion of Consent Decree completed
  5. “Who protects Hawaiʻi from invasive species? You do.”
  6. Lahaina Lesson? "Prepare for quick evacuation"
  7. As Young Families Move to Mainland, Hawaii Deaths Begin Outnumbering Births
  8. Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment on Fall Ballot
  9. Star-Adv: Milk Army land deal for every penny because national defense is of zero value to us
  10. SB3202 Two Years Away from Tripling Residential Density
  11. STVRs on ag land goes before state high court
  12. Incumbents are favored in lackluster election cycle

Saturday, May 11, 2024
May 11, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UHERO: 'Population slowing will reduce future growth'
  2. Teachers Union Organizing Social Justice Warriors
  3. Who Needs Collective Bargaining? More Cash Payouts for Teachers
  4. Hawaiian Electric completes West Maui transmission line work
  5. 281 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  6. Witnesses describe Miske Money Laundering transactions
  7. Corruption Defendant Dennis Mitsunaga Will Remain In Jail Despite ‘Superficial’ Health Issues
  8. FEMA approves final extension for temporary housing for wildfire survivors
  9. Landlords now required to file affidavit for lease termination exception
  10. Honolulu agrees to 4-month window to grant or deny gun carrying licenses after lawsuit over delays
  11. Court to Rule Monday on Stairway to Heaven

Friday, May 10, 2024
May 10, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Nine Months of Toxic Lies, DoH Finally Admits: "We do not expect to find health impacts caused by toxins in the wildfire ash"
  2. Fairness one reason to expand GET break for medical services
  3. Akina lauds legislative gains, but Hamada has reservations
  4. Personal income in Hawaii might contract this year
  5. Hawaii bill exempts certain medical services from general excise tax
  6. As admitted child predator nears sentencing, police open more cases against psychologist
  7. Kaneshiro Employee Faked a Local Address for Campaign Contributions
  8. Maui Rejects Proposal Allowing Chicago Company To Drill For Water In Kula
  9. Second lawsuit filed to stop removal of Haiku Stairs

Thursday, May 9, 2024
May 9, 2024 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Property tax hikes wrong way to rebuild Lahaina
  2. Pinata: 'Federal Funds Summit' set for July
  3. Grandson of former JSC Chair gets Kahala Beach stabbing verdict vacated by appeals court
  4. Campaign Spending Commission Fines ‘Clean Elections’ Activist Kaniela Ing Another $18,000
  5. ‘Follow the money’ witness wraps up government’s case in Kaneshiro trial
  6. DoE Forces Transsexuals on Female Athletes at HHSAA Track Meet
  7. FEMA Paying $12K/mo rent on 500 empty units ‘survivors’ refuse to accept
  8. Vacation rental owners say punishing them won’t solve Maui’s housing crisis
  9. Alaska and Hawaiian agree not to consummate deal for 90-day period
  10. LOL: Will Honolulu reach its goal to drop emissions by 45% in the next year?
  11. Maui mayor requests proposals for ‘after-action report’ 9 months after Maui wildfires
  12. Federal witnesses defend Navy’s Red Hill response
  13. Few Riders on Rail
  14. After Getting Away With It, Smug Lopresti Mocks HPD Officer Arrested for DUI


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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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DoH Awards Ambulance Contract for Maui, Kauai
by News Release Saturday, May 25, 2024

... Hawai‘i State Department of Health awards ground ambulance contracts to American Medical Response ....


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HB2404 Tax Cut 'the biggest news of the season'
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 25, 2024

... HB2404 will lower the state income tax burden for average families by almost 70% by 2031 and save taxpayers roughly $5 billion during that same period ....


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313 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
by News Release Friday, May 24, 2024

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


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UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
by News Release Friday, May 24, 2024

"These legislators continually criticize, find fault, and introduce legislation intent on diminishing the work carried out at UH."


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Podcast: The Second Amendment Implications of Hawaii Legalizing Butterfly Knives
by Video Video Friday, May 24, 2024

... nobody really expected a blanket reversal on how Hawaii treats bladed weapons ....


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Green Announces Plan: Fly 3,000 Lahaina Survivors to Mainland
by News Release Thursday, May 23, 2024

... To make a buck, CNHA will help move Hawaiians out of Hawaii ....


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Jones Act beneficiaries schizophrenic about China
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 23, 2024

... Carriers such as Matson and Pasha say the Jones Act is a “line of defense” against China, yet are happy to do business with China when it suits them ....


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DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
by News Release Thursday, May 23, 2024

... no petroleum or jet fuel compounds were detected in 15 drinking water samples collected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR)—12 from homes at JBPHH and AMR and three from source water shafts ....


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DoE Begins Process of Convincing Lahaina Community to Accept School Relocation Plan
by News Release Thursday, May 23, 2024

... HIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary ....


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At UH Manoa, ASUH Sponsors Anti-Semites
by News Article Wednesday, May 22, 2024

... Jamaica Osorio, assistant professor at UHM, who frequently posts and shares anti-Israel posts on her X account, spoke to demonstrators at the “Day of Action Rally” ....


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Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
by News Release Wednesday, May 22, 2024

"they did not update their label”


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Green Cuts off Food to Lahaina Survivors
by News Release Wednesday, May 22, 2024

... FEMA's current extension for the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) Program is now set for June 10, 2024. On May 31, 2024, the state of Hawaiʻi will cease its feeding operations ....


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Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
by News Release Tuesday, May 21, 2024

... Five people were arrested over the weekend during what police say was a cockfight raid at a gathering on the Kaloli Drive end of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna ....


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Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
by News Article Tuesday, May 21, 2024

... Count also finds 700+ empty shelter beds on Oahu ....


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DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
by News Release Tuesday, May 21, 2024

...At a May 20, 2024, US Marshall’s Auction on the steps of the Honolulu Federal Courthouse, Hawaiian Tel won ownership of the former assets of Sandwich Isles Communications....


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Derek Turbin Elected Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi
by News Release Tuesday, May 21, 2024

... The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi’s 2024 Convention concluded on Saturday evening with over 400 delegates ...


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GET exemption could be turning point in Hawaii healthcare crisis
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, May 21, 2024

... This year, the Legislature finally listened to their pleas and passed SB1035 ....


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UHERO Factbook: 80% of Hawaii Families Cannot Afford Mortgage
by UH ERO Tuesday, May 21, 2024

... Twenty-eight percent of Hawaii residents spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and only 1-in-5 households can afford a median-priced home mortgage ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2024
by GovTrack .us Sunday, May 19, 2024

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


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Secret Administrative Directives, Part 1
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 19, 2024

... DoTax claims Administrative Directives are for “Internal Use” and are not to be disclosed to the public ....


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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
by Andrew Walden Saturday, May 18, 2024

... Ironically, OHA is repeating the error of Hawaiian Kingdom royals who exploited their own people and relied on an alliance with businessmen ....


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Plan to ban thousands of TVRs on Maui has rocky road ahead
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 18, 2024

... The plan will have its first hearing on June 25 before the Maui Planning Commission ....


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Honolulu cuts budget by $40M; Grassroot says ‘keep going’
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 18, 2024

... Most of the targeted savings would come from the operating budget of the city’s Department of Information Technology ....


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National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May
by News Release Saturday, May 18, 2024

... CLUE: Dobelle and Greenwood are both still alive ....


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Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
by Court House News Saturday, May 18, 2024

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....


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The Dire Cost of Disinformation
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 17, 2024

... the very first coconut rhinoceros beetle was detected here in Hawaii 11 years ago ....


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Guam Congressional candidates united for Jones Act reform
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 17, 2024

"What would you do to rescind or revise the Jones Act?”


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Oahu Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraudulent Check Scheme
by News Release Friday, May 17, 2024

... Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced Phong Duy Le, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii to 29 months in federal prison ....


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Tupola Proposal Lowest TVR Property Taxes for 2025
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 17, 2024

... Resolution 24-61 would set the property tax rates for fiscal year 2025 ....


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Census: Hawaii cities shrinking as state population decreases
by News Article Friday, May 17, 2024

... Hawaii has lost over 41,000 people to domestic migration since 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau ....


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Tax cut great. Now let’s cut regulations.
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 16, 2024

... there is still plenty of work to be done to reduce the cost of living in Hawaii ....


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Akina lauds Legislature’s Lahaina-response spending
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 16, 2024

... legislators earmark $1 billion to cover costs such as emergency housing and rental assistance ....


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Influential high school administrator in Hawaii shrugs as boy competes in girls' track and field state championships
by News Article Thursday, May 16, 2024

... 'several' of the girls' relay teams at Kea'au High School had two males on them ....


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40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
by UH ERO Thursday, May 16, 2024

... More than four in ten people reported difficulties accessing medical care and medications, compared to about one in ten before the fires ....


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Lahaina Burn Zone Sewer Service Partially Restored
by News Release Thursday, May 16, 2024

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


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Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
by Ed Case Thursday, May 16, 2024

... The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-profits to preserve sensitive lands and resources near military bases ....


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Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
by News Release Thursday, May 16, 2024

... In his previous roles as State Comptroller and Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Department of Education, Otaguro managed facilities on a large scale as well as complex Capital Improvement Projects ....


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How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
by News Release Wednesday, May 15, 2024

... Effective Feb 1, 2017, the Hawaii DHS mandated more square footage per shelter bed, thus reducing the profitibility of homeless shelters and reducing the number of beds available.  The obvious result of this policy change is before us ....


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Honolulu Highest Inflation in USA
by Wallet Hub Wednesday, May 15, 2024

... WalletHub compared 23 major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) ....


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Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
by News Article Wednesday, May 15, 2024

... The litigation model adopted by Hawaii, characterized by suing oil companies under broad claims about their contributions to climate change, demands a national spotlight for its potential to disrupt the constitutional equilibrium between state innovation and federal authority ....


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Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case  
by Court House News Wednesday, May 15, 2024

... may have to wait until ongoing defueling is completed ....


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Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
by Court House News Wednesday, May 15, 2024

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....


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Green Signs HB2342: Legalizes 'open carry' of everything except guns
by News Article Tuesday, May 14, 2024

... This bill legalizes the open carry of all non-firearm weapons, including butterfly knives, switchblades, brass knuckles, swords, and spears ....


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Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2024

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Eddins: “Horrors and Treachery” Coming From SCOTUS
by News Article Tuesday, May 14, 2024

... It appears that the US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Trump v. United States will stop lower courts from jailing Trump for his porn-star hush money deals ....


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Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
by Court House News Tuesday, May 14, 2024

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....


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SB930 Signed into Law: New Rental Application Fee Rules
by News Release Tuesday, May 14, 2024

... the law prohibits a landlord from charging an applicant for a residential dwelling unit, a tenant screening fee that is more than the actual cost to obtain information ....


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Landmark Victory for Second Amendment Rights in Honolulu
by News Release Monday, May 13, 2024

... All applications for concealed weapon licenses submitted before February 29, 2024, be processed within 60 days ....


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Feds Sentence Another Hawaii Fraudster
by News Release Monday, May 13, 2024

... DeLeon, a former Big Island resident, is required to pay $1,246,850 in restitution to the victims ....


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Black Sand, Kobayashi First to benefit from DEP 'Affordable Housing' Scheme
by News Release Monday, May 13, 2024

... involves sharing a percentage of net appreciation with HHFDC ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 11, 2024
by GovTrack .us Monday, May 13, 2024

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


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The Green Affordability Plan Passes
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 12, 2024

... a significant tax reform which has been long overdue ....


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Lahaina Lesson? "Prepare for quick evacuation"
by News Release Sunday, May 12, 2024

..."Practices are improved from lessons learned in previous disasters"....


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“Who protects Hawaiʻi from invasive species? You do.”
by News Release Sunday, May 12, 2024

... HDOA has opened two requests for proposals (RFP) – one for community-based management of coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) on O‘ahu and another to support green waste management ....


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14 Years Later: Honouliuli WWTP portion of Consent Decree completed
by News Release Sunday, May 12, 2024

... the second major milestone within the 2010 Consent Decree – the full secondary treatment upgrade of the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant  ....


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Defeating Bad Bills Also a Form of Winning
by Kelii Akina Saturday, May 11, 2024

... helping to defeat many measures that would have harmed Hawaii’s economy and added to our already high cost of living ....


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How Long $2 Million Will Last in Retirement in Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, May 11, 2024

... the average salary in the Aloha State is $61,420, or $23.35 an hour, putting it behind 16 other states whose average employees earn more ....


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UHERO: 'Population slowing will reduce future growth'
by UH ERO Saturday, May 11, 2024

... Hawaii’s economy will grow at a slower pace than in past years ....


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Hawaiian Electric completes West Maui transmission line work
by News Release Saturday, May 11, 2024

... A critical transmission line that serves as a back-up route of power to approximately 11,000 customers in West Maui is now online ....


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Teachers Union Organizing Social Justice Warriors
by News Release Friday, May 10, 2024

"... launching and connecting student clubs such as Genders & Sexualities Alliance ...."


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Here’s How Much You Need To Budget for Groceries for Just a Week in Hawaii
by News Article Friday, May 10, 2024

... groceries cost more in Hawaii than in any other state ....


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Who Needs Collective Bargaining? More Cash Payouts for Teachers
by News Release Friday, May 10, 2024

... About 500 teachers qualify for payments ranging from $2,500 to $8,000 in June ....


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Akina lauds legislative gains, but Hamada has reservations
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 10, 2024

... Akina said “the tax cuts are gonna be huge in terms of keeping money in the pockets of people starting next year” .... 


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Fairness one reason to expand GET break for medical services
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 10, 2024

... nonprofit hospitals are exempt from the GET, but small physician practices and clinics are not ....


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