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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
FULL TEXT: Maui Fire After Action Report
By Video @ 3:02 PM :: 169 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 :: 204 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 :: 253 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 :: 311 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 :: 325 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 :: 255 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 :: 427 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 :: 642 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 :: 824 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 :: 273 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 :: 744 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 :: 278 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 :: 402 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
Honolulu Joining National Legal Strategy to Sue Glock
By Selected News Articles @ 6:13 PM :: 468 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... the bill proposes hiring specialized legal experts from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dentons law firm ....

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
2nd Crossover: Senate Moves 182 Bills
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 401 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 :: 1225 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
236 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
By News Release @ 11:48 PM :: 11756 Views :: Office of Elections

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

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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 :: 1199 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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Friday, April 12, 2024
Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 358 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 'Toxic' hysteria has been used to keep property owners away from their lots in the Lahaina burn zone--but the DoH just can't find any toxins ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Legislators “stripped out pretty much everything that made it work.”
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:58 PM :: 660 Views :: Development, Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... highlights, frustrations at 2024 Legislature ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
‘Surprise’ state tax last straw for veteran Hawaii bar owner?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:42 PM :: 626 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... Comerford said his 45 years of living in Hawaii and 25 years of being a business owner are likely to end due to a recent state decision to collect taxes on federal Restaurant Revitalization Funds received during the COVID-19 lockdowns ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study STR economic impact before banning them
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:34 PM :: 784 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

“...30% respondents reported that if there was not a home and vacation rental option during their recent stay in Hawaii, they would not have made the trip....”

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 809 Views :: Education K-12, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... Examples of offenses which may be eligible for automatic expungement include domestic abuse, harassment by stalking, certain sex offenses, sexual exploitation, promoting pornography for minors, and habitual intoxicated driving ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 5:39 PM :: 509 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... inflation 4.8% year over year for urban Honolulu ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 393 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

... more than 500 health academy students who will receive hands-on training from Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and medical professionals to support the community clinic ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
By Ed Case @ 6:58 PM :: 561 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Case said relying only on rehousing is extremely difficult given the severe shortage of homes on Maui ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
SB2553: Hawaii 'opt out' retirement scam
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 2706 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...a scam designed to shunt the least attentive investors -- those who do not 'opt out' -- into low return, high fee accounts run by whichever financial institution makes the most campaign contributions....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 1064 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Groceries, Gas, Electricity, Housing, Taxes, and more ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 1105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Gov. Josh Green addressed the tax and migration issues in his policy brief issued last month. One of his solutions is indexing the state's income tax for inflation, he said ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 577 Views :: Maui County, Small Business

...43.8% of businesses described themselves as “critical, on life support,” with only 3.1% reporting “doing great, feeling great.”....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 472 Views :: Maui County, Development

... Re-entry activities, such as sifting, may be restricted ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 PM :: 1262 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... City Seeks to Dismiss Marconi Claims, Supports Move to Depose Bribery Convicts ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 787 Views :: Energy, Environment, Judiciary

... the case should be in the Supreme Court’s domain given the implications it could have for the U.S. economy, national security and federalism ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Will Hawaii ever have a ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’?
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 591 Views :: Taxes

... TABOR, a constitutional amendment approved by Colorado voters in 1992, limits the growth of government by limiting tax increases ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Road to rebuilding Lahaina paved with obstructions
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:40 PM :: 821 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use

... regulations and objections by various special interests ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Hawaiian Electric Cracks Down on Useless Solar Production
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 1235 Views :: Energy

... lower export payments for daytime solar and 'opt-out' reassignment to 'Shift and Save' evening rate hikes ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Family Judge, Second Circuit
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 380 Views :: Maui County, Judiciary

... nomination deadline May 20, 2024 ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 659 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment

... The consent order requires the County of Hawai‘i to address broken equipment and deferred maintenance ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
SB3196: Gun Control Bill Dead for Session
By News Release @ 10:35 AM :: 2794 Views :: Second Amendment

... gun control bill dead ....

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Sunday, April 7, 2024
The Passthrough Entity Problem
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 755 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... This is an issue here in Hawaii because our individual income tax rates can go up to 11%, second highest in the nation ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
How to Nurse Hawaii Back to Good Health
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:59 PM :: 662 Views :: Health Care

... State lawmakers took an important first step last year by passing legislation that allowed Hawaii to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 1268 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... must pay fair market value for their leases ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:09 PM :: 756 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life, Religion, Drugs

... From this point on, there will be no more public input via hearings. ...

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
By Court House News @ 5:00 AM :: 1159 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

... The state is dismissed from a set of federal cases that aim to hold it liable for the deadly wildfires but may still face claims in state court ....

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Rabbi likely to win bias suit against Hawaii County
By Selected News Articles @ 5:16 AM :: 1869 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Land Use

"It’s like Kabuki theater."

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 AM :: 861 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

"Making ratepayers to pay for the cost of their negligence and mismanagement is not the way to go"

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Ministry of Truth: Hawaii Lawmakers Call for Set Standards for Ethical News Sources
By Selected News Articles @ 9:34 PM :: 1003 Views :: First Amendment

... Hawaii's move to mandate a journalist group to vet news sources for "ethics and objectivity" ignites debate on misinformation and freedom of the press ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Studies show Hawaii was correct to pass on dangerous marijuana legalization
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 1047 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... a huge rush to poison the population ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1029 Views :: Maui County, Development

... No Lahaina burn zone property owners have been given building permits ....

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
How to revive Hawaii’s downtown centers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:59 AM :: 918 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... The developer requested a waiver for the project, but a year later, the permit is still pending ....

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