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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maui County Community Budget Meetings Announced
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 3484 Views :: Maui County

...Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020....

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Saturday, August 18, 2018
Uber Caldwell: Level the Playing Field for Everybody Except HandiVan
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 5726 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...In the midst of all the Uber/Lyft hysteria, Caldwell conveniently leaves the UPW job trust Handi-Van Service out of the equation.... 

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Friday, August 17, 2018
How to get more for our money
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:57 PM :: 4189 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The real value of $100 in Hawaii is $84.46. That’s less than it was in 2016, when the real value was $85.62....

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Friday, August 17, 2018
Economist: Honolulu most liveable city in America
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 4180 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...#2 is Pittsburgh....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Hawaii: $100 Worth Only $84.46
By Tax Foundation @ 5:26 PM :: 5180 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has the highest cost of living of any state....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Rosy assumptions could be thorny for Hawaii ERS
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 PM :: 4898 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...end date could drag out far longer if the investments of the state’s Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) do not perform as well as expected....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Fast-Track Process Helps Two Affordable Housing Projects
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 6495 Views :: Maui County, Development, Cost of Living

...Mayor Alan Arakawa instructed all departments to give priority to processing permits for affordable housing projects....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
The State Con-Con Papers
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:39 PM :: 5907 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...42 short essays on the history, democratic function, and politics of the periodic state constitutional convention referendum, including Hawaii’s November 6, 2018 convention referendum....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
DBEDT Releases 50th Edition Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 2945 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
HDoT: New Rules Make Uber/Lyft Permanent at Airport
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 3616 Views :: Small Business

... The rules are in place to ensure there is a level playing field for all prearranged ground transportation companies ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 5733 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Project involving numerous city agencies, community groups, and local non-profits for erosion mitigation ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Aloha Poke: Activists See Opportunity to Grab 'Cultural Property' in Patents, Trademarks
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 4224 Views :: OHA

...the greater issue is to be taken up with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a system that has, for generations, inadequately addressed the commercialization and exploitation of Native Hawaiian traditional knowledge and culture....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Report: Hawaii's infrastructure 2nd worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 AM :: 3431 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Dams at high hazard risk: 93.2% (the highest)....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
States With the Most Skin Cancer--Hawaii 33rd
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 AM :: 4526 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Annual skin cancer diagnoses: 20.3 per 100,000 residents....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Hawaii graded 'F' for small businesses
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 4388 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey has surveyed thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Property Tax Credit Offered to Low Income Homeowners
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 6777 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...Real property tax credit offered for Honolulu homeowners with combined income of less than $60,000....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Special Forces Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 3948 Views :: Military

...Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, died Sunday from his injuries, the Department of Defense announced on Monday....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Two Days After Chin Loses CD1 Race -- Hawaii Drops Lawsuit Against Trump Travel Ban
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 5888 Views :: National News, Politicians

...Since early 2017, the State of Hawaii has been fighting the Trump administration’s travel bans in the court system (and former AG Chin almost rode that wave into Congress...but not quite)....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Chosen as Captive Insurance Domicile of the Year
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 3809 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Finalists for this year’s awards were Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Vermont....

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Waihee Foreclosure Hour? Dubin Escapes 'Interim Suspension’ -- Still Facing Disbarment
By Andrew Walden @ 9:49 PM :: 10730 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary

...Now we know how Waihee isn’t getting paid.... 

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Survey--Hawaii 4th Most Child Care Centers Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 4305 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...2018’s Best & Worst States to Have a Baby....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
At 6.1% Ing is the Biggest Socialist Loser in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 8654 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...But the movement is not over.  The Federal Election Commission is only just starting to dig into Ing’s campaign finances.  We suggest ‘movement’ to Brazil....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
National Democrats Salute Ige, Tie Tupola to Trump
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 6456 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

...Tupola Voted to Oust the GOP Minority Leader Fukumoto Over Her “Criticism of President Donald Trump.” ....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 5043 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals....

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Sunday, August 12, 2018
FINAL Read Ige 50.2% -- Hanabusa 43.4%
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 6623 Views :: Office of Elections

... Complete Printout from State Office of Elections 122 of 249 Precincts reporting on 2nd read....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Gabbard Operative Paid to Harass HSTA VP?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 9800 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Labor, Politicians

...The “Aquino Purificacion” account was easily traceable to Gabbard's copywriter, Marissa Rodriguez. Gabbard's FEC records include multiple payments to Rodriguez....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Primary Election Day Reminders
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 4184 Views :: Office of Elections

...Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
UH Survey: HPV Vaccination Rates Low
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 6134 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...only 35 percent of daughters and 19 percent of sons had received all three shots of the vaccine series....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
New rail taxes after election?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:09 AM :: 5162 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...talk of “recovery plans,” new bonds and property tax dollars allocated to rail inevitably raises the spectre of new rail taxes....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
​Mortgage Fraud: DCCA ‘Findings of Fact’ Expose Dubin Financial
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 AM :: 11446 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Politicians

...Hawaii foreclosure attorney Gary V Dubin and ex-Governor John Waihee III are going all-out in an effort to rustle up more foreclosure clients for the Dubin Law Firm—even as state disciplinary proceedings threaten Dubin’s law license....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
Socialist Star Comes to Hawaii to Back the Biggest Loser of them All -- Kaniela Ing
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 6771 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Politicians

...We both turned to community organization (because campaign cash can pay my credit card bills)....

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Friday, August 10, 2018
As SEC Closes in on Elon Musk, UHERO Continues to Dream Up New Ways to Send Him Money
By UHERO @ 1:29 AM :: 4833 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

...This study asks the question, how valuable is residential real-time pricing (RTP) in comparison to time-of-use (TOU) rates to absorb increasing sources of intermittent renewable energy?....

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Hawaii: First State to Pass CEDAW in All Counties
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 4718 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

...the first state in the nation to pass Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) legislation in every county....

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Waianae Ag Park Heavily Damaged in Brush Fire
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 3803 Views :: Agriculture

...four of the nine working farms are total losses. The other eight lots are either vacant with leases pending or currently not in production....

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
HD43 Republicans Lose Chance to Replace Disqualified Candidate
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 AM :: 6219 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

...Instead of Republicans nominating a replacement, Sailau Timoteo, August 6, 2018, sent the following message to the Hawaii Attorney General....

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Telescope: Cultural Property Ownership Gets You Only One Proceeding
By Robert Thomas @ 5:14 AM :: 6875 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, Judiciary

...The court held that Mr. Flores -- a native Hawaiian who claims a cultural interest in the mountaintop -- owned "property," but that he had the opportunity to protect that interest in a a parallel administrative proceeding, and didn't need another one....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Peter Apo: Who Should Replace Me at OHA?
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 5058 Views :: OHA, Politicians

...Instead of singling out a single candidate I am choosing to recommend that voters consider advancing both Sam King and Kalei Akaka as the two candidates to face-off in the general election for the Oahu seat....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Watch This Before Saturday
By Video @ 9:20 PM :: 5442 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...This Saturday You Can Help Reform The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Full Text: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 7352 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The court’s decision overrules a December 2016 decision by Third Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources should have held a hearing for the 2014 sublease agreement for the six acres of land atop Mauna Kea for use by TMT....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Hawaii -- 4th-Highest Gas Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 1:21 PM :: 4396 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii gas taxes average $0.4788 per gallon ....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 25th -- States with the Most Underprivileged Children
By Selected News Articles @ 12:59 PM :: 5793 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 10th-worst for education....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Carvalho: With Power of Aloha Voters Can Overcome PRP Super PAC Money
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 5763 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

“...Over the last weeks, there’s been a large number of people—statewide—who have pulled me aside, called me, reached out to people in our campaign in reaction to all the recent news regarding super PACs....”

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
2018’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities – Honolulu Dead Last
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 4586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2018’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
UH: Early College is a growing success
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 3375 Views :: Higher Education

...Early College has proven to be a highly effective strategy to get more students into and through college....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
What is Happening with OHA? Keli'i Akina Interviews Peter Apo
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:31 AM :: 4332 Views :: OHA

...OHA Trustee Peter Apo speaks out boldly and reflectively on several hot potato issues, including audits and management of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Hawaii Republican Party Endorses Grace Manipol-Larson – Running Against White Supremacist in HD2 Hilo
By Shirlene Ostrov @ 12:14 AM :: 5603 Views :: Hawaii County , Republican Party

...She embodies the fundamental values that we as Republicans share, and represents the cultural diversity and beauty that make our islands a truly special place to live and raise a family....

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Monday, August 6, 2018
Access to Healthcare--Hawaii Ranks 35th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 4297 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... and Hawaii dead last in Physician Medicare Acceptance Rate ....

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Monday, August 6, 2018
Hawaii Millionaire Will Go Broke Faster Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 9:15 PM :: 5062 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Retired with a Million?  You've got 11 years ....

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Monday, August 6, 2018
State Rolls Out Phase Two of Payroll Modernization
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 5689 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, OHA

...This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments....

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Monday, August 6, 2018
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 6, 2018
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 3419 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...Votes in Congress July 30 through August 5, 2018....

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