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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Little Pink House Coming to Hilo
By Video @ 4:34 PM :: 5303 Views :: Development, Land Use

...Little Pink House opens on June 8 at the Palace Theater in Hilo....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
A Sneaky Way to Approve City Funds for Rail
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:35 AM :: 5187 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Buried in a proposed amendment to the bill for HART’s capital improvement budget (Bill 22, CD2, FD1) is the statement....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii EIS--Public Scoping Meetings Being Held
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 7079 Views :: Environment, Military

...The Missile Defense Agency to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the Homeland Defense Radar – Hawaii Environmental Impact Statement....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
VIDEO: 500 More Homes Destroyed--Kapoho Bay Fills with Lava
By Video @ 2:50 AM :: 4534 Views :: Hawaii County

...Big Isle mayor’s home destroyed by lava, county confirms....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 7774 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Law Enforcement

...“I, David Y Ige … hereby authorize and invoke … Section 171-85, et. seq., Hawaii Revised Statutes, disposition to victims of natural disaster….”

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Elections: 394 Candidates Pull Papers -- 327 File -- 4 Withdraw
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 39779 Views :: Office of Elections

...Filing is pau. Deadline to withdraw is Weds June 6, 2018....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Safest States--Hawaii Ranks 8th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 4209 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...4th Fewest Fatal Occupational Injuries Per Total Workers....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Hawaii: New Greenhouse Gas Rules Just as Fake as Renewable Energy Rules
By News Release @ 12:35 AM :: 6561 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tax Credits

...Net zero does not mean zero. Hawaii can cause a global rise in greenhouse gas emissions and call it net zero....

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Monday, June 4, 2018
Hee Quits Gubernatorial Race--Will Run for Senate 23 or LG
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 PM :: 4895 Views :: Politicians

...District 23 is held by Sen. Gil Riviere, a Democrat who has filed for re-election. The seat represents Kaneohe, Kaaawa, Hauula, Laie, Kahuku, Waialua, Haleiwa, Wahiawa, Schofield Barracks and Kunia....

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Monday, June 4, 2018
Hawaii Highest Government Surplus--Lowest Median Household Income
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 PM :: 5619 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Best & Worst State Economies....

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
After Decades of Hysteria--Lava Covers Geothermal Well-AND NOTHING HAPPENS!
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 5110 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide....

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Sunday, June 3, 2018
The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5255 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...Now, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury have indicated that they are going to weigh in....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Auditor: Two Years Later State Scores 2-2-1 on IT
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:32 PM :: 3984 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...thus making an accurate and comprehensive compilation of these costs extremely time-consuming, if not impossible to complete....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
2017: Google Generates $171M of Economic Activity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 5522 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The value of Google Search and AdWords for businesses is the profit they receive from clicks on search results and ads minus their cost of advertising, estimated as $8 profit for every $1 spent....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
State IT: Several Measures Await Governor’s Signature
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 3162 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...several pieces of priority legislation succeeded in being passed this year. The governor has until June 25 to decide....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sam King: Its Time to Fix OHA!
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 5854 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...stop the OHA push for Federal Recognition, work to establish truth and transparency in OHA’s finances, and return OHA back to its core mission: making Hawaii better for Native Hawaiians and all Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Conservative Forum of Hawaii Closes Books After Decade of Activity
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 3614 Views :: TEA Party

...We punched above our weight in public exposure and hopefully did some good in spreading the Conservative gospel of freedom and liberty....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Lava Covers Four Corners, Hundreds of Homes Cut off
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 12655 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy

...Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are isolated due to lava inundation of Beach Road at Four Corners....

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Public Hearing: New Rules for Scheduling Surf Contests
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 4903 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Auditor: OHA Openly Violates HRS10-17 Nepotism
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:57 PM :: 7192 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... the friends and family plan is alive and well at OHA ....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Auditor: Only 56% of Recommendations Acted Upon Since 2004
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 4102 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Some entities have failed to implement the audit recommendations: Department of Budget and Fiscal Services – Real Property, Honolulu Liquor Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation – Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Fund....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Auditor: City Parks and Recreation Fails Again and Again
By News Release @ 10:30 PM :: 4569 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

...Instead of saving $833,907, water costs increased by over $2.08 million because reducing water costs by using non-potable water sources was not a priority....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
$0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 9752 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

...Caldwell in 2017, amended the plastic bag ban ordinance to require businesses to charge a minimum 15 cent fee per bag starting July 1, 2018....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Volcano
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 4255 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

...DoTAX today issued a Tax Announcement describing various forms of relief that are available to taxpayers who are affected by the disaster....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
UHERO: Healthy county economies face growing pains
By UHERO @ 9:47 PM :: 3456 Views :: Economy

...Tourism keeps surprising to the upside, even as visitor numbers strain infrastructure and communities....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
HB2501: Ige Signs Hawaii Promise Scholarship Bill
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 3444 Views :: Higher Education

...HB 2501 codifies and appropriates $700,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019 for the University of Hawai‘i Community College Promise Program....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Auditor: HART Management Listening in on My Interviews with Employees
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:35 AM :: 5031 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...Kondo voices his objection to a HART policy requiring all employees participating in the audit to tape record their interviews with him. Those recordings are being given to HART management....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
State Income Tax Collections--Hawaii Takes $1389 Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 3:44 AM :: 3984 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii income taxes 10th-highest in USA....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Mayor Kim Suspends Several Hawaii County Building, Land Use Laws
By News Release @ 3:14 AM :: 5203 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use

...in order to facilitate the establishment of temporary emergency shelters on specific sites approved by the County, and independently supported by private organizations....

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Hawaii County Seeks Applicants for Charter Commission
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 3562 Views :: Hawaii County

...seeking applicants to fill eleven vacancies with the Charter Commission....

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