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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
2017’s Safest States in America–Hawaii 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 6539 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...37 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
90 mins to work: Hawaii Supercommuters up 63%
By Selected News Articles @ 11:58 PM :: 4930 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The number of Hawaii residents commuting 90 minutes or more increased 63 percent from 2010 to 2015, to almost 17,000....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Wikileaks: Omidyar Website Gave up Leaker to NSA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 8285 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Military, Pierre Omidyar

Civil Beat June 5, 2016: "Not all anonymous sources are created equal. Some do benefit you, and those should be protected...."

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
16 State Coalition Backs Travel Ban Before Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 PM :: 6681 Views :: National News

...urging the justices to reinstate key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
2017’s Best State Economies–Hawaii 39th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:47 PM :: 7207 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...48th – Percentage of Jobs in High-Tech Industries....

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Monday, June 5, 2017
Containership capacity in Transpacific trade increasing
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 2902 Views :: Jones Act

...This is an important development for many shippers in Hawaii and Guam because it further places the supposed opportunity to take advantage of these international services to the islands out of reach....

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Monday, June 5, 2017
VIDEO: Sam Slom, Hawaii's Opposition Voice
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 7168 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...E Hana Kakou with Keli'i Akina, "Sam Slom, Hawaii's Opposition Voice"....

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Monday, June 5, 2017
Ige: Trump Can’t Stop Me From Jacking up your Electric Bill to Line Pockets of Green Energy Scammers
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 8081 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

...More sweetheart contracts to buy overpriced electricity from campaign contributors....

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Sunday, June 4, 2017
Human Casualties at the Legislature, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:31 PM :: 7638 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...fifteen senators wanted to stick their thumbs in the Governor’s eye....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 7828 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
VIDEO: The Right to Home Share in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:26 PM :: 6018 Views :: Small Business

...Airbnb and other home-sharing applications are regulated by market demands for safety and quality, most notably, by star ratings....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Update on key initiatives at UH Mānoa, including enrollment management
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 5469 Views :: Higher Education

...progress report on efforts at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to improve student recruitment and retention....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Matson charters foreign flag containership for Samoa service
By Michael Hansen @ 11:22 PM :: 5921 Views :: Jones Act

...The SAMOANA is a fully cellular containership built in 2015 in China....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 10339 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

Guess who owns Makaweli poi mill now?

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Where Pro-Rail and Anti-Rail Voices Agree
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:18 PM :: 5870 Views :: Rail

...it's something we should have done a long time ago....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
‘Free’ Food for all Children at 63 Hawaii Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 5357 Views :: Education K-12

...Meals will be served at select locations Monday through Friday, except June 12 and July 4. Most schools will serve breakfast and lunch....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Hawaii: Lowest Pay in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 6384 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has he lowest Median Annual Income (adjusted for cost of living) of all 50 states....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Trump Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 6686 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement

"...rulings from other courts across the nation (enforce) a fundamental principle that protects all of us from government condemnation of our religious beliefs,” Omar Jadwat said....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Supreme Court to Hear Rail Skim Lawsuit
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 7020 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...Tax Foundation of Hawaii v. State of Hawaii on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 11:15 AM at the Supreme Court Courtroom....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Paris Protocol: Devastating Economic Costs, Essentially Zero Environmental Benefits
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:59 PM :: 9774 Views :: Energy, Environment, Economy

...policies like those resulting from the Paris agreement will have little impact on global temperatures....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Caldwell: I’m Building Rail Along the Waterfront—But We Should Ignore That and Just Pretend to Believe in Climate Change Anyway
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 6675 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Rail

...Hawaii Legislators pledge to Keep Shoveling Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires like Elon Musk....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 8992 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

As case number 15 of rat lungworm disease came to light last month, my blood boils a bit because of what has happened over the last several years....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
VIDEO: ICBM Knocked out of Sky in Successful Test of Missile Defense
By Video @ 10:52 PM :: 6246 Views :: Military

Just for fun, trace the path of the 'Interceptor' from Vandenberg.  It continues right into downtown Pyongyang....

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Q-Mark Shreds its Own Reputation with Poll Claiming Anti-Aquarium Hysteria Reaches 90%
By News Release @ 10:50 PM :: 7168 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Does anybody really believe that 90% of the public has even heard of the aquarium fisheries issue--much less have an opinion on it?

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sex Harassment: Only Victim Can Sue Peter Apo says Court
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 6433 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Plaintiff Mililani Trask, a former OHA trustee, does not have the legal standing to sue Apo, First Circuit Court Judge Dean Ochiai ruled....

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