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Monday, March 23, 2015
Feds Will Decide on Hawaii Offshore Wind Projects
By News Release @ 3:11 AM :: 6077 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy
"The Energy Policy Act of 2005 granted BOEM authority to issue leases for renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), which begins 3 nautical miles offshore the islands of Hawaii."
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Full Text: Hawaiian Roll Commission Releases Financial Records
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 13246 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Kanaiolowalu's spending of OHA's rapidly depleting Trust is in excess of $4M.  But now, thanks to Grassroot Institute's open records request, we can discover where the money went....

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Makakilo NB Opposes "48 Minute" Bill 1329
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 7054 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Military

The bill is now in the Senate, and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology....

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
HB1471: Barreling the Poor
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5338 Views :: Energy, Taxes

...if HB1471 passes we are looking at a total tax of $53.2 million, which is an increase of about 25%....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
VIDEO: Update on the Jones Act Reform Efforts
By Video @ 1:46 PM :: 4422 Views :: Jones Act

Hawaii Shippers Council President Mike Hansen interviewed on Think Tech Hawaii March 20, 2015....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Puerto Rico Seeks Exemptions from Jones Act After Horizon Quits Trade
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 4184 Views :: Jones Act

...the legal procedure by which an individual or organization in Puerto Rico can request an administrative waiver from the Jones Act....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
HB145 Tobacco Industry Tax Credit Gut and Replace
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 PM :: 6477 Views :: Agriculture, Higher Education, Tax Credits
Did you know that Hawaii has a tobacco industry?
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
TAT: Tourist Dollars not an Infinite Resource
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:37 AM :: 4496 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

HB 169 would gradually raise the transient accommodations tax for resort time share vacation units to 9.25%....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ethanol Requirement Costs Consumers, Provides no Environmental Benefit
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:32 AM :: 4263 Views :: Energy

...SB 717 will repeal the requirement that gasoline sold in the state for use in motor vehicles be composed of 10% ethanol....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
GE Tax: Significant negative effect to state economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:24 AM :: 4950 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...The current trend of increasing state and county revenues via various state tax increases and surcharges represents the sort of short-term planning that inevitably leads to economic troubles....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu Residents
By News Release @ 10:05 PM :: 3921 Views :: Honolulu County

This is the sixth National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents conducted for the City....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Honolulu Auditor: Only 26% of Recommendations Satisfactorily Addressed
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 5844 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

Our review covered 150 outstanding audit recommendations from 2004 to 2013....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Caldwell Touts Community Participation in Ala Moana Park Planning
By News Release @ 9:16 PM :: 5212 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

More than 350 people participated in a planning workshop at McCoy Pavilion....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Judge: EEOC Human Trafficking Case "Frivolous"
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 7695 Views :: Agriculture, Labor

... “baseless, unreasonable and frivolous” ....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Hawaii #2 in USA: 43% of Households Spend at Least 30% on Housing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 4736 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

Only California (44%) has more households spending at least 30% of their income on housing....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Top Issues? Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Rail Tax, and Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 7480 Views :: Homelessness, Rail, Taxes, Drugs

A report on the top state issues of 2015....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
With Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 5010 Views :: Family

Fukumoto Chang is right in that the interests of families may be better served at this point of the game with a vote of “with reservations” to keep a seat at the discussion table....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Am Samoa: Amata Blasts Administration’s “Environmental Colonialism”
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 5436 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation

...Aumua Amata, who serves as the Vice-Chairman of the subcommittee, addressed Esther P. Kia’aina....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Prejudices of rich denying poor benefits of biotechnology
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 AM :: 4112 Views :: GMOs

"...the poorest people, the people who most need the technology, may be denied access because of the fears and prejudices of those who have enough to eat....”

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Ethics Commission: Mayor can use city resources for 'Keep Hawaii's Heroes'
By News Release @ 5:42 AM :: 5767 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Military

...the Commission has long-held that there is an exemption to Revised Charter of Honolulu Sec. 11-1041 for helping non-profit organizations with projects that the Mayor has officially designated as a project with community–wide benefit....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Auditor Hammers Legislators' Special Funds: 43 of 44 Do Not Meet Criteria
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 4207 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...an analysis of each new special or revolving fund proposed by legislative bills....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Coming to a Ladies Room Near You: Transsexual Birth Certificate Passes Senate Health Committee 4-2
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:29 PM :: 5690 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... Gender is an opinion ....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Full Text: 2015 Hawaii Public School Principals' Survey
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 4161 Views :: Education K-12

...only two in five principals (41%) say they can express concern or critique DOE policies and practices without fear of reprisal, retaliation, or being unfairly evaluated....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Former Employees Sue Ormat: Geothermal Firm Lied to Get Stimulus Cash
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 8618 Views :: Energy, Ethics

“To date Ormat has received at least $136,791,964.00 in 1603 payments through fraudulent and/or false 1603 grant applications....”

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Marijuana: Big Tobacco's Playbook
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 4287 Views :: Drugs

...they focused on promoting individual choice and personal responsibility, inciting fear of big government, threatening economic insecurity, and accusing public health scientists of manipulating data....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Bond refinancing saves Honolulu taxpayers nearly $44 million
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 3780 Views :: Honolulu County

...The average interest rate on the tax-exempt bonds for new projects is 3.39 percent, the second lowest rate in modern history....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Kanaiolowalu: Did They Steal Your Name?
By Video @ 11:47 PM :: 5288 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
... Was Your Name Transferred Without Your Permission From The Kau Inoa List To Kana`iolowalu? ....
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hawaii: The Place for "Really Crazy" Energy Ideas
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 5971 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Plenty of issues remain to be addres­sed, not least the safety implications of having kites weighing more than a tonne flying around on cables up to 310m long....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Secretive Subsidies, Tax Credits Make Hawaii 7th-Least Transparent in USA
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 6778 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...subsidy programs assessed in each state....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Occupy Honolulu Suit -- Losing Still Pays off for Lawyers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 PM :: 4263 Views :: Homelessness

De-Occupy asserted 14 causes of action but failed to succeed on any of them....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Online Travel Companies Win Big Before Hawaii Supreme Court
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 7108 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...Hawaii’s Supreme Court ruled decisively in favor of online travel companies....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Concealed Carry: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Hearing Friday
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 3966 Views :: Second Amendment

SB473, is to be heard in the House Friday, 3/20 in the Committee on Labor and Public Employment....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
$1.9 Billion: NextEra is the #2 Recipient of US Corporate Welfare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 4401 Views :: Energy

... a provision in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Section 1603) allows companies to receive cash payments in lieu of tax credits for the installation of renewable energy properties ....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Lawsuit: OE Local 3 Hawaiian Stabilization - multimillion-dollar slush fund for union bosses
By Selected News Articles @ 10:26 PM :: 9113 Views :: DHHL, Labor, Rail

...union members accuse union leadership of cavorting with the Japanese Yakuza and the Chinese Triads crime syndicates....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Deferred, not Defeated: Marsy's Law Supporters Organize for Next Session
By Video @ 10:11 PM :: 6606 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement

Supporters are already working to build legislative and public support for the constitutional amendment in the 2016 legislative session....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Oahu Family Court Nominees
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 6494 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Judiciary

...Comments must be post-marked, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered no later than Thursday, April 2, 2015. All comments will be kept confidential....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Do Drugs? Hawaii County is Hiring!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 6517 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

...A newly hired legal clerk at the Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office in Hilo can start working without the mandatory urine test, a federal judge ruled Friday....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Proposed racetrack would obliterate WWII battlefield
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 AM :: 9028 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History, Military

...HB1329 has been assigned to EDT and WAM, though a hearing has not yet been scheduled....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Civil Beat chips away at the Hawaii home I grew up in
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:54 AM :: 5150 Views :: GMOs

I refuse to be intimidated by their hateful comments against me....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Application Deadline to Serve on State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions Extended to March 31
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 2887 Views :: Ethics

... The Hawaii State Constitution prohibits members of the Ethics Commission “from taking an active part in political management or political campaigns.” ....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Hawaii's Future: How 'Schedule Q' Makes Solar System Owners Pay for Electricity Again
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 AM :: 8226 Views :: Kauai County, Energy

... Schedule Q pays the “avoided cost” of oil ....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Who Needs Tax Hike? DLNR: Waikiki Erosion Caused by Weather Anomaly
By News Release @ 2:15 AM :: 5819 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Tourism

...Sand Should Return with Trade Winds....

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Elections Officer Scott Nago selected for Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 9:52 PM :: 5419 Views :: Office of Elections

...the Lava Tube dishonor is given for a lack of communication and keeping the public in the dark....

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Legislative Hearings: Sex, Drugs, Tranny Birth Certificates, and a Place to Hide from Mom
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 8:55 PM :: 6187 Views :: Family, Drugs

...scheduled for hearings this week....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Leaked Docs: Wong, Dwyer, and Harry Mattson Got 26% of Kanaiolowalu Contracting Budget
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 10870 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Rail

Contracts with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars in Kanaiolowalu “consulting” fees paid in 2012 and 2013 to Dwyer and Wong....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Video: House Republicans Debate Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 5462 Views :: Republican Party, Drugs

... Medical Marijuana; Dispensaries and Production Centers; Appropriation ($) ....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Video: House Republicans Speak Out on HB134 Rail Tax
By Video @ 4:23 PM :: 6232 Views :: Rail, Republican Party, Taxes

...0.25 per cent rate, beginning January 1, 2017. Amends the administrative fee for the collection of a county surcharge by the State....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
I Can’t Believe He Said That!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5066 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... hundreds of little (and in some cases, not so little) pots of money sprinkled throughout Hawaii's departments, agencies, and other governmental units ....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Illegal Debate--Secret Report: OHA Trustees to Cut Funding for Hawaiian Charter Schools?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:03 AM :: 7793 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

"...the very discussion we are having now is illegal...." -- OHA Trustee Peter Apo January 14, 2015

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Video: Kelii Akina Discusses DHHL on Island Insights
By Video @ 4:30 PM :: 4433 Views :: DHHL

...How Can the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Better Serve Its Beneficiaries?....

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