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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
93% of Hawaii Dams at 'High Hazard Risk'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:17 PM :: 4033 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranked No. 1 for state with worst infrastructure....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Best Place to Raise a Family? Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 6227 Views :: Honolulu County, Family, Hawaii Statistics

... analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 41 key metrics ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Andria Tupola: Special Session 2017 Wrap-Up
By News Release @ 12:40 PM :: 5127 Views :: Rail, Taxes

......Our floor amendment to exclude neighbor islands from the 1% TAT increase received support from four other neighbor island Representatives....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Ige Signs $2.4B Rail Tax Hike Bill
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 6597 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...Ige’s signing of the rail funding bill also allows the Honolulu City Council to approve Bill 45, which extends O‘ahu’s half-percent surcharge to the state general excise tax another three years....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Jones Act industry attacks Mercatus paper
By Michael Hansen @ 1:50 AM :: 4501 Views :: Jones Act

...AMP is the leading domestic maritime industry trade association....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
UH: Only 13 DACA Students in UH System
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 6469 Views :: National News, Higher Education

"...Our undocumented students are an integral part of our community...."

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Will Trump Admin approve Jones Act waivers in wake of Hurricane Harvey?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:42 AM :: 4539 Views :: Jones Act

This will be another test of the Trump Administration’s willingness to stand-up to the domestic maritime industry....

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Monday, September 4, 2017
Hawaii Small Business in Facts and Figures
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 4819 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The state's economic engine starts on Main Street....

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Monday, September 4, 2017
Hawaii Schools Anti-bullying campaign marks its 10th year
By News Release @ 3:25 PM :: 4116 Views :: Education K-12

The E Ola Pono campaign encourages youth groups to promote peace, pono and respect at their schools and communities through student–led campaigns....

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Monday, September 4, 2017
Honolulu Republicans: On Labor Day Celebrate Entrepreneurship
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:00 PM :: 5210 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...We hope you take a moment and reflect on how much America’s entrepreneurial spirit and free market economy have enabled us to prosper and enjoy a standard of living unrivalled in history....

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Monday, September 4, 2017
Letter to Hawaii DoE: Trump overturns Obama Policy on Trannies in Bathroom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:46 PM :: 6093 Views :: Education K-12, Family

...“Much of the confusion over privacy facilities was driven by a short-lived effort by federal officials to redefine ‘sex’ to mean ‘gender identity’ under Title IX via a ‘Dear Colleague Letter’ to school officials in 2016”....

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
North Korea Tests H-Bomb For New ICBM
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 AM :: 3953 Views :: Military

North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb for its new intercontinental ballistic missile, state media revealed in a special announcement Sunday....

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Rail:  I Dunno About TAT
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6996 Views :: Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...The TAT, when it was enacted in 1986, was primarily meant to fund the Hawaii Convention Center....

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
AG Chin Defeats Parents of Disabled Children
By News Release @ 2:23 AM :: 5818 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...A copy of the decision, Rachel H. v. Department of Education, State of Hawaii, is attached....

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
King Tide Floods? City Installed Valve Makes Them Worse
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:51 PM :: 6231 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...but it helps generate more 'sea level rise' photos....

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
$2.4B Tax Hike: How They Voted
By Andrew Walden @ 10:09 AM :: 7635 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...Senators highlighted in YELLOW are up for reelection in 2018.  Only four of them voted for the tax hike....

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
Hawaii is woefully vulnerable to a North Korean nuclear attack
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 7429 Views :: Military

...There is not a single "designated" blast or fallout shelter in the entire state....

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 6801 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Ige Appoints Pro-Rail Thug to HCDA
By John Bond @ 8:37 PM :: 8589 Views :: Ethics, Development, Rail

...Timson worked at First Hawaiian Bank as vice president while FHB Chairman Don Horner was HART board chair. She organized large groups of screaming union supporters to crash, harass and threaten at public meetings....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Rail: Republicans Propose 'Forensic Audit' Amendment
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 8213 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Republican Party

...Require the State Auditor to perform a forensic audit to look for fraud, waste, and abuse....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Hawaii 4th-Lowest Obesity Rate
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 4428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8 percent, up from 15.7 percent in 2000 and from 8.9 percent in 1990....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Bill Before Congress: Claim--Hawaii Allows 'horrific legal market' in Dog Meat
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 11495 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Small Business

"...An undercover investigation for EnviroWatch highlighted the brutality of dog meat farms in Hawaii...."

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Hawaii Crime Index -- Murder, Rape Increasing
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 13762 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...the release of the State of Hawaii’s annual Uniform Crime Report, Crime in Hawaii, 2016....

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Friday, September 1, 2017
Cool Schools: Ige Claims Success
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 5906 Views :: Education K-12, Energy

"One thousand classrooms now have air conditioning, and over 300 more will be complete by the end of September. In addition, hundreds more have been cooled using other heat abatement strategies,” Gov. Ige said....

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