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Monday, April 22, 2024
SB 2487 Marijuana Decriminalization Fails to Pass Final Reading in the Senate
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:02 PM :: 52 Views :: Drugs

... Watch the discussion here ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
National Republicans scrutinize Hawaii voting rolls
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 111 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... the state is violating federal law by not having what are known as “clean” voter rolls ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 133837 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 75082 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 20, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 5:23 PM :: 274 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, April 21, 2024
And Now the Big Guns Come Out
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 864 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Taxes

... I became convinced that the proceedings, or at least this part of them, were prearranged ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Maui County's new Recovery Permitting Center to open April 29 in Kahului
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 418 Views :: Maui County, Development

... to assist residents with the process of applying for Disaster Recovery Building Permits for alterations, repairs, reconstruction and new construction of structures in areas affected by the August 2023 Maui wildfires ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:35 PM :: 284 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Drugs

... Hawaii's Legislature Seeks to Change Constitution to Lock In Same-Sex Marriage ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
OIP Issues Five New Opinions
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 336 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Ethics, Police

... one formal opinion and four informal opinions ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
HB2526 Goes to Governor: Felony for repeat offenders who drive without a license
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 330 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... after a McKinley High School student's life was claimed by a habitual traffic offender ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Office of Elections: RFK Jr. will appear on Hawaii ballot
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 446 Views :: Democratic Party, Office of Elections

... hearings officer Aaron Schulaner, said an objection filed by the Democratic Party of Hawaii “did not meet its burden of proof in this case” ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Maui County Pushes Back Against AG Report on Fires
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 592 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... The more liability assigned to Maui County, the less liability for Hawaiian Electric. Maui County cannot declare bankruptcy and transfer ownership of the County to outside lenders.  Hawaiian Electric can.  This is all about protecting old-boy power centers. ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Lahaina fire victims must 'show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing'
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 501 Views :: Maui County

... We encourage families to continue to show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing ....

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
DCCA Revokes Miske Termite License--14 Cases of Price Gouging
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 638 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement

... License revocation, $35,000 fine, $22,114.56 restitution ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Blangiardi: City Will Not Sue Glock
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 1247 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... a Council bill had proposed hiring specialized legal experts from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dentons law firm ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
242 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 12679 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Property tax hikes wrong medicine for Maui woes
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:24 PM :: 471 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Tax hikes would burden average Maui homeowners the most ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Insurance ‘stabilization’ bill would spread pain to everyone
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:57 PM :: 521 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

“...if you look through the bill, it’s a bunch of blank spaces. It says conveyance taxes will increase by blank percent. Or short-term rental taxes are gonna have a blank percent tax on them....”

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Hawaii County beekeepers hope Bill 144 will open up new vistas
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:43 PM :: 492 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Small Business

... Hawaii County treats beehives like piggeries ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
PLA? State keeps piling on rules that increase Hawaii’s cost of living
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:20 PM :: 655 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

... Hawaii’s $1.5 million PLA threshold is now the lowest in the nation ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
​‘Blankety-blank’ bills at Legislature leave Hawaii taxpayers in the dark
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:04 PM :: 473 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... To address the problem, Yamachika suggested that legal action might be necessary ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Honolulu mayor says he's responsible for Honolulu’s gun licensing problems.
By Video @ 8:20 PM :: 672 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... The law clearly says the police chief makes the policies, but the mayor says he's pulling those strings ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Taxpayers Not on the Hook for HECO's $542M 'Special Purpose Revenue Bonds'
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 AM :: 533 Views :: Energy

... another $700M has been authorized, but not issued ....

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Friday, April 19, 2024
25 House Bills up for Final Reading
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 521 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... A final vote is scheduled for Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. on the House Floor during the Floor Session ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Hawaii's Insurance Crisis as Premiums Nearly Quadruple
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 PM :: 840 Views :: Cost of Living

... insurance costs for condominiums have risen by 100 percent to 1,000 percent ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
City’s DMV employees gearing up for LGBTQ+ sensitivity training
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 425 Views :: Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... employees will be trained to use an individual’s chosen names and preferred gender pronouns when renewing a Hawaiʻi driver’s license or motor vehicle registration ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Six public forums scheduled for UH president’s search
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 375 Views :: Higher Education

... Each forum will be ninety minutes long and available in-person and virtually via Zoom ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
After Failing to destroy Faa Samoa, Insular Case Activists Try Again
By Court House News @ 1:55 PM :: 459 Views :: National News

... American Samoa Citizenship Question Not So Simple ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Full Text: Hawaii Attorney General Maui Wildfire Report
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 731 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Land Use

... AG Lopez structured the FSRI contract to focus entirely on the role of public agencies, thus avoiding any liability borne by Hawaiian Electric or private landowners such as KSBE ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 2189 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Attorneys Blocking JetBlue/Spirit Merger Now Targeting Hawaiian/Alaska Airlines Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 759 Views :: Judiciary, Tourism

... this law firm also filed a similar suit wherein JetBlue was subsequently blocked in its attempt to acquire Spirit Airlines ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
No Surprise: Waipiʻo Peninsula eliminated from consideration as potential future landfill site
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 354 Views :: Honolulu County

... based on concerns regarding the site’s proximity to near-shore waters ....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Rolling Blackouts: Senators Demand PUC Investigation
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 747 Views :: Energy

"The lack of reliability due to insufficient energy generation, HECO’s aging equipment, unreliable oil-fired power generation, and immediate and long term solutions should be investigated."

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10 'Good Government' Bills up for Final House Vote
By News Release @ 10:53 PM :: 565 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... A final vote is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, and upon approval, the bills proceed to the governor's desk for his signature....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
FULL TEXT: Maui Fire After Action Report
By Video @ 3:02 PM :: 837 Views :: Maui County

... Maui County Fire Department presents After Action Report covering Lahaina and Kula Fires ...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
By Court House News @ 5:31 AM :: 1078 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... A former Honolulu prosecutor is accused of accepting nearly $50,000 from a local engineering firm to go after a former employee with criminal charges ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Rolling Blackouts for Big Island--'due to lower wind, solar output'
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 769 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

"...due to a generation shortfall and lower than normal wind and solar resources...."

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Got your Top Three? Secret Staffing Agency Helps State Retirees get Contract Work
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1140 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... and the State Ethics Commission says it's all good ....  

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 917 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Police

... 11 homicides in Honolulu as of March 31 ....

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Sunday, April 14, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 13, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 10:53 PM :: 482 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, April 14, 2024
Aloha ThinkTech
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 665 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes

... ThinkTech has fallen victim to a phenomenon that has plagued many nonprofits including the Tax Foundation of Hawaii:  a drop in donor funding ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
A tax proposal I actually like
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:33 PM :: 904 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... the state’s estate or “death” tax can force their heirs of local businesses to sell off the assets of their companies ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
"How it feels to move to Las Vegas" Grassroot Hawaii Instagram posts attract 2.2 million views in March
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 1095 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Here are the top videos that were posted in March ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:09 PM :: 563 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion, Drugs

... protecting parental rights, safeguarding religious freedoms, implementing effective suicide prevention measures, and preparing for the upcoming elections ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
E Maui Water Diversion: Sierra Club Loses at ICA
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 960 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Sierra Club requested a contested case hearing on the issuance of any revocable permits for calendar year 2021. The BLNR denied the request and voted to continue the permits ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 536 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County

... replacing the RFPs that were canceled on Oct. 23, 2023, after concerns were raised ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 636 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

... beaches along the Waianae Coast have been taken over by a 20-mile-long homeless camp.  This is just one mile ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
2nd Crossover: Senate Moves 182 Bills
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 632 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the Senate passed 182 House Bills out on third reading this week ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Affordable Housing?  HB2328 Bethel Block Bill Secretly a Sweet Deal for Fullard-Leo Family
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 AM :: 1579 Views :: Ethics, Development

... secretly to give $8,480,800 over the tax assessment to one specific family at the request of Neil Abercrombie ....

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Friday, April 12, 2024
Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 1577 Views :: Ethics, Family, Judiciary

... rape, sodomy, forced oral copulation and fondling, physical beatings, starvation, theft and destruction of personal property, and failure to provide medical care, clothing, and medicine ....

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