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Thursday, July 18, 2024
No Bankruptcy? Hawaiian Electric Among Firms in $4 Billion Maui Fire Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 165 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Ethics, Cost of Living

... The County and State are picking up enough of the Lahaina fire settlement cost to keep Hawaiian Electric from going bankrupt ....

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Thursday, July 18, 2024
HPD Officer Sentenced for Insurance Fraud
By News Release @ 3:15 PM :: 154 Views :: Ethics, Police

... Kaninau was involved in an automobile accident and subsequently obtained a GEICO insurance policy. He then attempted to file a claim ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
28 Hawaii Hospitals Ranked on Performance
By Selected News Articles @ 8:53 PM :: 304 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... how does your hospital rank? ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:42 PM :: 171 Views :: Economy

... a scholarly contradiction of the myth that population growth must lead to scarcity ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Housing Emergency Proclamations: What has been accomplished?
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:01 PM :: 192 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

" ... The main value of the edicts so far has been to focus attention on barriers to homebuilding and prompt positive legislative action .... "

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024
2024 Hawaii's First-Ever Voter Guide
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 153 Views :: Office of Elections

... made possible by the passing of Act 115 during the 2023 Legislative Session ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Tax relief in Hawaii isn’t just affordable, it’s vital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:43 PM :: 188 Views :: Taxes

... Hawaii Council of Revenues recently estimated it expects state tax revenues to total about $9.5 billion this year ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Green Names Climate Advisory Team
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 243 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment, Hawaii State Government

... Team to Produce Policy Guidance for Climate Resilience and Disaster Recovery ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Nago: No HD1 Special Election After Nakashima Death
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 200 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Section 11-118, Hawaii Revised Statutes ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Hawaii Join NATO? State Department Responds
By Ed Case @ 5:20 PM :: 228 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... State Says Formal Amendment Of The Treaty Is “Unlikely” ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
RNC: Shirlene Dela Cruz Leads Hawaii Delegates Voting for Trump
By Video @ 3:54 PM :: 283 Views :: Republican Party

... VIDEO: Shirlene Dela Cruz announcing Hawaii Republican delegation voting for Trump at Republican National Convention Monday, July 15, 2024 ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Agriculture: Record Spending on Invasive Species
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 231 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Record funding for biosecurity measures approved by the state Legislature this year will expand the state’s efforts to stop the spread of invasive species such as little fire ants, the coconut rhinoceros beetle and coqui frogs ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Who Needs Collective Bargaining? Teachers Get $10K 'Differential' for Another Year
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 227 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...In a memo dated May 31, the HIDOE announced the continuation of differentials, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 annually....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Electric Usage
By Wallet Hub @ 1:31 AM :: 306 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the lowest average monthly consumption of electricity per consumer ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Honolulu Highest Yearly Inflation in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 1:08 AM :: 268 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... prices are up 5.2% year over year ....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Palestine Activists at UH Manoa Oppose RIMPAC
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 AM :: 245 Views :: Higher Education, Military

... A University of Hawaii instructor is calling on the institution to cut ties with the U.S. Navy and Israel ....

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Monday, July 15, 2024
Kauai: Hanapepe Fire Approaches Kaumakani, Immediate Evacuations Ordered
By News Release @ 10:23 PM :: 294 Views :: Kauai County

... KIUC has de-energized lines in Hanapepe and Kaumakani due to the brushfire ....

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Monday, July 15, 2024
Mental Illness: Hawaii has Lowest Rate of Involuntary Commitment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Homelessness

... Mental illness is a central driver of the homelessness crisis ....

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Monday, July 15, 2024
UH Manoa offering sexuality studies courses on ‘oceanic gender’ and ‘queer dance’
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 251 Views :: Family, Higher Education

... One course conducts an ‘[a]nalysis of imperialism, colonialism, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and queer(ed) relations and identities in Hawai‘i and the Pacific’ ....

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Sunday, July 14, 2024
'Most hilarious pro-Jones Act argument'
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:52 PM :: 448 Views :: Jones Act

"...Ships can't crash into bridges if there aren't any ships...."

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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Honolulu Council acts to repeal outdated city transit ordinances
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:46 PM :: 344 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... Grassroot says the two laws are no longer relevant, and they hope the Council will continue to target outdated laws ....

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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Governor surprises broadcasters by dropping censorship power
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:43 PM :: 304 Views :: First Amendment

... Gov. Josh Green signs a bill prohibiting the governor or mayors from suspending electronic transmissions during emergencies ....

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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Housing: "You gotta let the private sector do it"
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:20 PM :: 393 Views :: Kauai County, Development

"...if you really want things to change substantially, you gotta let the private sector do it, not the county be a developer, not the state be a developer....”

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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Tax Cuts: We Need to Keep What We’ve Won
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 488 Views :: Taxes

... the largest tax cut in Hawaii’s history ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 13, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 11:35 PM :: 213 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
VIDEO: Trump Assassination Attempt at PA Rally
By Video @ 9:10 PM :: 734 Views :: Politicians

... Trump said a bullet “pierced the upper part of my right ear.” ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Why Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam aren’t covered in NATO’s defense pact
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 511 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

... Article Five is only applicable if the attack occurs at a location north of the Tropic of Cancer ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
JSC Seeking Five Nominees for Circuit/Family Court
By News Release @ 1:03 PM :: 281 Views :: Judiciary

... one position is triple-extended ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN: Judicial Vacancy – Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 2924 Views :: Judiciary

... Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawaiʻi ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
BLNR Destroys Kayak Business-Denies Hearing
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 464 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... Jensen and Ohana Kayak Rentals are responsible for a $35,000 fine in addition to the prohibition of permits for 24 months ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Outsider Foolishly Buys N. Shore Oceanfront Lot--BLNR Steals It
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 597 Views :: Environment, Land Use

... the proposed fines totaled more than $3.2 million after some genius threw a rock at an albatross ....

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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Miske Lawyers Blame Wayne Miller for Everything
By Court House News @ 3:14 AM :: 501 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Drugs

... racketeering, fraud and attempted kidnapping ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
Ed Case Calls on Biden to Quit Race
By Ed Case @ 3:45 PM :: 417 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians

"As to who that candidate should be, there are various paths to that decision. They are difficult and uncertain."

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Friday, July 12, 2024
US Senators Call for Hawaii to Join NATO
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 433 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military

... senators raised concerns about the omission of Hawai‘i under Article 6 of the NATO Treaty ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
Officials Write Second Amendment Out of Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 667 Views :: Second Amendment

... there’s a troubling trend by state officials to write Second Amendment freedoms out of the island state ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
Green says major budget reform begins next year
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 AM :: 387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

... Hawaii lawmakers enacted a large income tax cut this year, and major budget reform will begin next year to ensure it stays in place, Gov. Josh Green said ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
Gun Industry Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii 'Public Nuisance' Law
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 375 Views :: Second Amendment

... will allow frivolous lawsuits against members of the firearm industry for the criminal and negligent misuse of firearms by remote third parties ....

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Friday, July 12, 2024
​‘Enough of the terror’: Prosecutors urge jury to convict accused Hawaii crime boss
By Court House News @ 3:38 AM :: 461 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Miske "left a path of battered bodies, shattered lives, traumatized victims and death scattered in his wake,” as part of a decades-long criminal enterprise ....

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Hotel Housing for Lahaina Survivors Ends
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 753 Views :: Maui County

... All remaining Lahaina survivors are evicted from their hotel rooms effective June 30, 2024 ....

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
HD1 Rep Mark Nakashima Dead at 61
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 798 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Office of Elections

“He was unopposed in this year’s primary and general election for the District 1 seat.”

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Ariel Sellers Murder: Family Court Refuses to Release Secret Records “because of the impression of DHS and the family court that it might create” 
By Andrew Walden @ 10:47 PM :: 525 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Judiciary

"The family court held that the redacted record could not be disclosed because of the impression of DHS and the family court that it might create."

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Gay Socialist Teacher sentenced to 30 years for sexual assault of a minor
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 500 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... "Bunag is not only a sexual predator, but a former intermediate school teacher who preyed on one of his students," said Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm. ...

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Under 21? State to be Sued Over Firearms, Ammunition Ban
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 345 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii is the ONLY state in the nation with a complete ban on firearm ownership for individuals under 21 ....

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Thursday, July 11, 2024
Kouchi Overthrow Risk in Waianae Senate?
By News Release @ 6:52 AM :: 1469 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

... Gov. Josh Green says if he has to pick a new state senator for District 22 before the Aug. 10 primary it will be Cross Makani Crabbe ...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Green Signs 253 Bills Into Law
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2339 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... final day of bill signings ....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Maui Fire, ATF officials 'clarify' process for ATF cause and origin report on Lahaina wildfire
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 154 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... Maui County makes excuses for why they are not releasing ATF report yet ....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Green Vetoes Seven Bills
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 379 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Of the 17 bills on his original Intent to Veto List, Governor Green issued seven vetoes. He signed four bills after issuing line-item reductions, and six bills were signed into law ....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
HB1800: Green Signs $19.1B Budget
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 332 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... HB 1800 represents an increase of more than $480 million in general funds for fiscal year 2025 .... 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Michaels CEO Indicted: 12-year racketeering conspiracy
By News Release @ 5:12 AM :: 966 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Read the indictment and visualize how Michaels execs would run the same scheme in Hawaii .... 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Hawaii Assisted Suicide Up 50%
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 554 Views :: Health Care, Life

... Last year, 91 patients received aid-in-dying prescriptions, which is 31 more than the 2022 total ....

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