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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Four Big Island Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1874 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

... Gouveia was previously sentenced by the Court in 2005 to ten years imprisonment for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Hawaii Best Health Care During COVID
By News Release @ 6:30 AM :: 1669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... Hawaii and Massachusetts top the 2022 State Scorecard rankings, based on overall performance across 56 measures of health care access and quality, service use and cost, health disparities, and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Honolulu Among Least Affordable Housing on Earth
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1740 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Demographia United States Housing Affordability – 2022 Edition Released ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
State Economies with the Most Racial Equality -- Hawaii Ranks 4th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:05 PM :: 1057 Views

... data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as annual income, unemployment rate and homeownership rate ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Honolulu Most Diverse Large Metro in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:43 PM :: 1300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii also ranks the highest among U.S. states, with a DI score of 78.4% for millennials ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
'Water Management Area' -- New Way to Selectively Control Development
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 2102 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Development, Land Use

... Tuesday, the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) unanimously agreed to designate the entire Lahaina Aquifer Sector Area as both a Surface Water and Ground Water Management Area ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 1785 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Congress Moving $2.2B for Red Hill
By Ed Case @ 2:48 PM :: 1771 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Military

... to Further Remediate, Defuel and Close Red Hill and Move the Fuel to More Strategic Locations Elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific ....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Secret Swearing in for Joe Logan Designed to Head Off New Questions About Special Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 AM :: 2231 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... is the protection of ‘FOP’ (friends and family of the police) so ingrained in the force that they need not hear directly from Joe Logan to know that they should let his meth addict son off the hook again and again? ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Good news/bad news about cryptocurrency in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:15 PM :: 1795 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Hawaii #1 for Catalytic Converter Theft
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 2028 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii has averaged 68 catalytic converter thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles in just the first four months of 2022 ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
How much profit are private labs earning from PCR testing?
By UHERO @ 12:00 PM :: 2049 Views :: Economy, Health Care, COVID-19

“...In many concentrated insurance markets such as Hawaiʻi, insurers have few incentives to negotiate lower prices. They can easily pass these costs onto premiums without losing market share....”

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Monday, June 13, 2022
Hawaii State Tax Burden: 14.1% of Income -- 3rd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:09 PM :: 1586 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... State-local taxes paid $8,410 -- 14.1% of income ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Call for Jones Act reform gaining momentum
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1675 Views :: Jones Act

... The drumbeat for Jones Act reform has been growing louder ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
General Excise Tax on Nonprofits
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1559 Views :: Taxes

... Whether it be a bake sale, benefit dinner, or a silent auction, any income from an activity the primary purpose for which is raising money is GET taxable ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Bill 45: Rail TOD Giveaway to High Tech Tax Credit Schemers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 2489 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail, Tax Credits

... The vague language in the proposal lacks any metrics for measuring success, similar to another business-focused tax credit whose value to the state is dubious ...

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 11, 2022
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 1285 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced for week ending June 11, 2022 ....

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Sunday, June 12, 2022
Oahu and Maui Have Some of the Highest Rents in the Nation
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 1636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... In the Urban Honolulu metro area the median monthly rent price is $1,779 - 62.3% higher than the national average ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Hawaii Per-Capita Pension Liability 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 1745 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii per-capita pension liability $39,939.43 ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Navy Releases Remaining Month 1 Long-Term Drinking Water Data, Shows No Fuel Contamination
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1581 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... the first month of long-term monitoring (LTM) drinking water data ....

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Friday, June 10, 2022
Mayors Blangiardi, Roth, Victorino, and Kawakami urge Governor Ige to veto HB 1567
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1800 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement

... urging Governor Ige to veto HB 1567 HD1 SD1 CD1, which eliminates the use of monetary bail and requires defendants to be released on their own recognizance for certain nonviolent offenses ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Volta Securities Fraud: Did Latest Hawaii High Tech Fail Take a Bite out of ERS?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:05 PM :: 2309 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... Securities fraud, insider trading, $26.7 M in hidden executive stock awards?  Yes.  Hawaii’s high-tech tax credit schemers are at it again ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Transsexualize Your Child: Hawaii Teachers Union Publishes Toolkit
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2511 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... all the ways HSTA is working to recruit your son ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Graduates 83 Students
By News Release @ 5:41 PM :: 1363 Views :: Education K-12, Military

... the program’s first graduating class in Hawai‘i to graduate with a 100% post-program employment rate, and official accreditation status ....

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Hawaii Gun Industry Among Smallest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 1442 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... 1st place Kentucky has 69x more NCIS background checks per capita than 50th place Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Audit: 50 Years of UPW Overtime Games at DPS
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:40 PM :: 2070 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Labor, Law Enforcement

... Nearly 30 years ago, in our 1992 report, we had raised concerns about the quality of the data used by the department (and nothing has changed since) ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Short-term rental property owners contest new bill regulating rentals on Hawaii
By Court House News @ 6:10 PM :: 1969 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Property owners maintain that pre-existing rental properties shouldn't be subject to a new ordinance changing minimum lease length ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Mosquito News: DLNR Refutes anti-GMO Lies
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 1688 Views :: Environment, GMOs

... Despite misinformation circulating on social media, the importation of “incompatible-male” mosquitoes to control populations of wild mosquitoes and to save four native bird species from extinction, does not involve the use of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) organisms ....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sierra Club, Solar Industry Rally Against SB2510
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 1497 Views :: Energy

... capping the amount of any single renewable energy source to 45% per island ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Cocaine News Update: Is Council District 2 Reserved for Crime Families?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 7689 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

... Council Dist 2: Makua Rothman vs convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
508 Candidates Pull Papers -- 394 file
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 22631 Views :: Office of Elections

... filing closed Tuesday, June 7, 2022, candidates have one day to withdraw ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
When permission is absent--Misrepresentation of Micronesian navigation must be corrected
By Selected News Articles @ 9:48 PM :: 3168 Views :: Hawaii History

... Cultural appropriation by the Polynesian Voyaging Society is robbing me and my Micronesian brothers of our heritage, history and truthful place in the world ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
2022 State of the States Municipal Credit Report -- Hawaii Moves out of Basement
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1838 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii improved significantly in 2021 after initially being hard hit by the pandemic ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Racial Equality in Education -- Hawaii Ranks 11th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:08 PM :: 1273 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as high school and college degrees, test scores and graduation rates ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Hawaii Lack of Affordable Housing “largely a manufactured crisis”
By Video @ 7:15 PM :: 3815 Views :: Development, Land Use

... ‘Hawaii zoning atlas’ will identify barriers to housing ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Biden Admin Claims Hawaii is Economic Success Story
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 1989 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

"...In the largest sector (government), the Hawaii economy added 400 jobs between January 2021 and April 2022...."

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Feds Bust Gambling, Drug Ring Operating on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 1840 Views :: Gambling, Drugs

... once again the Feds doing the job the State won't do ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
State Economy: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:47 PM :: 1588 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... 2022’s Best & Worst State Economies ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Closing Costs in USA
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 1225 Views :: Cost of Living

... Average Closing Costs for Purchase Mortgages Increased 13.4% in 2021--CoreLogic ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii Most Dangerous State for COVID-19 Right Now
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 AM :: 1719 Views :: COVID-19

... On a per capita basis, the Aloha State reported 88.7 average daily cases per 100,000 people, the most of any state ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Hawaii Cost of Living Matched by Cost of Dying
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 AM :: 1776 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... The Cost of Dying: Average cost of funerals, cremations, and medical care ....

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Where it Pays to be a Nurse? -- not Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 AM :: 2160 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... the high cost of living makes Hawaii nurses the lowest-salaried nurses in the nation ....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
Duke Aiona Running for Governor?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 3089 Views :: Republican Party

...Will Hawaii Republicans manage to field a credible candidate for Governor?....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
HB2024: UH Outlines Mauna Kea Leases to be Abandoned
By News Release @ 7:41 AM :: 2412 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 HD1 SD2 CD1 assumes that UH Real Property Agreements become property owned and controlled by the MKSOA by legislative directive ....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
The Kansas Experiment:  Ten Years Later
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1584 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... It would have increased the state sales tax and would have eliminated many tax credits and deductions.  The legislature, predictably, tossed out these offsets ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Hawaii Mission Academy Sued Over ‘White Privilege’ Attack on Hapa Girl
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 PM :: 4616 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... How much money will Hawaii private school boards be willing to pay lawyers for the ‘privilege’ of pushing this latest pseudo-intellectual academic fad on their students? ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Maui’s Public Nuisance Climate Lawsuit
By Selected News Articles @ 6:58 PM :: 1965 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

... Over 1,300 climate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S.  None has yet succeeded ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Want more housing? Try economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:14 PM :: 1644 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... it’s technically easier to build a house for Oprah than it is to build houses for average families ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Iwasa Rips Rail Recovery Plan: “Errors that no one seems to care about” 
By Natalie Iwasa @ 5:54 PM :: 2336 Views :: Rail, Taxes

... HART's recovery plan was shipped off to the FTA today with revenue projections that I think are too high ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
Ige Signs Gun Inspection Bill
By News Release @ 10:44 AM :: 1767 Views :: Second Amendment

... HB2075 (Act 030), restoring part of a previous gun law that was struck down by a federal court last year ....

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