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Friday, January 31, 2020
Cameras can catch cars that run red lights, but that doesn’t make streets safer
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 2926 Views :: Law Enforcement

...They don’t reduce the total number of vehicle accidents, the total number of individuals injured in accidents or the total number of incapacitating injuries that involve ambulance transport to a hospital....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
HB1676: Red Light Scameras -- Bill Passes Committee
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2792 Views :: Law Enforcement

...Safety or scam? Red light cameras under scrutiny....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Economic Impact of Immigration by State -- Hawaii 17th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 2427 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...which states benefit the most — and least — from immigration using 23 key indicators....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Honolulu 79th Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals
By Selected News Articles @ 8:56 PM :: 4241 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...STEM workers are in fierce demand and Honolulu is just not competitive....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Hawaii Most Expensive State for Car Owners
By Selected News Articles @ 8:41 PM :: 3943 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

...‘Cost of Ownership & Maintenance’ highest in USA....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Stop Taxing Healthcare
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 3971 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...how do we attract more doctors to Hawaii — and keep the ones we still have?....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
How to Restore OHA's Credibility
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:31 PM :: 3431 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...The way OHA has responded to recent events has affected its credibility in the eyes of Hawai’i’s lawmakers and OHA’s own Hawaiian beneficiaries....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Hawaii’s housing crisis, in 63 seconds
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 3334 Views :: Land Use, Cost of Living

...no land shortage....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
HB1884: Right to Repair
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3411 Views :: Small Business, Cost of Living

...Manufacturers of everything from tablets to toasters to tractors make it too difficult and too expensive to repair their products when they break....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
​Former Schofield Range Director Pleads Guilty In Bribery Scheme
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 3773 Views :: Ethics, Military

...Winslett further admitted that he accepted $723,333.33 in kickbacks from a local subcontractor....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
NRA Town Hall Set for Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 2506 Views :: Second Amendment

...Thursday, February 13th, 6PM-8PM -- Weinberg Memorial Hall - Ke’ehi Lagoon Memorial....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Election 2020: Candidate Filing Opens Monday Feb 3
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 3372 Views :: Office of Elections

...Candidates seeking elective office can obtain nomination papers beginning Monday, February 3, 2020....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
HB2451: Assisted Suicide Proponents want Hawaii to be a testing ground for Nurses!
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:48 PM :: 2772 Views :: Health Care

...The House Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on HB 2451 (Relating to Health) this Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax adds $222M to healthcare costs
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 4746 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Exempting medical services would help patients and stem the doctor shortage....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Second Amendment Rally Set for Capitol
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 2792 Views :: Second Amendment

...Rally begins at 8:30AM -- Legislator visits begin at 10:30AM....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Bills Would Extend Statute of Limitations for Child Molestation
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:49 AM :: 2740 Views :: Law Enforcement

...HB2177 will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on January 30 at 2:45 pm in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Maui Telescope Begins Making Observations--Thanks to Mayor Arakawa and Maui PD
By Video @ 2:23 AM :: 6323 Views :: Hawaii County , Maui County, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...here's what happens when the police are allowed to enforce the law....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii: Fiscal Architecture Approach
By UHERO @ 1:49 AM :: 4097 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a case for the Hawaii community to focus on “the future fiscal capacity of Hawaii state and local governments.”....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Feds Bust Philippine KOJ Church
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3791 Views :: Law Enforcement, Religion

...The criminal complaint charges three defendants who are described as the main administrators of KOJC in the United States....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
ILWU Boss Gets 30 Months for Theft
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 3885 Views :: Ethics, Labor

...Nathan Lum was the former division director of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, Longshore Division (ILWU)....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2728: Diamond Head Attack Becomes Excuse for Tax Hike
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:03 PM :: 4287 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...House Bill 2728 implements a $5 surcharge for all overseas flights except for interisland travel....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Another Record Year: 10.4M Tourists Visit Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 3726 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...On average, there were 249,021 visitors in the Hawaiian Islands on any given day in 2019, up 3.0 percent from 2018....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii: 69% Struggle Financially
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 3522 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Financial Health Pulse provides a new, in-depth view of the financial struggles faced by people in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Public Meetings to Discuss Caldwell Rain Tax
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 4683 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...The challenge: Making rainwater into an excuse for you to pay more taxes....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Doing the Job the State Won't Do: Feds Sentence MCCC Escapee to 46 Months in a Real Prison
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 3388 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement

...Maui burglar sentenced to 46 months of prison after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2680: Involuntary Hospitalization for Mentally Ill
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:14 PM :: 3645 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...HB2680 will be heard on Wednesday, February 5 at 9 am in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 3641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The 18th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii: More Anti-Gun Bills Introduced Before Deadline
By News Release @ 4:08 AM :: 3011 Views :: Second Amendment

...Some of the more egregious bills introduced include....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
DHHL Buys KSBE Property in Moiliili--Will Build Rental Units
By News Release @ 3:06 AM :: 3410 Views :: DHHL

...DHHL intends to rehabilitate those buildings immediately and deploy them as affordable rentals to applicants on the wait list....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Save Billionaires Row: Tourism Industry Activists Sue DLNR Over Aquarium Fishing (again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 AM :: 6074 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...how much will Kona Coast billionaires contribute to these 'non-profits'?....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Honolulu City Finances 3rd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 4668 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Taxes

...While people have focused on the city’s $2.6 billion pension debt, its debt related to retiree health care benefits is almost as high at $2.2 billion....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 5629 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
This Week's Legislative Hearings
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 3061 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... List of present and future hearings ....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
School Choice Week Hawaii -- 96 events statewide
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 2514 Views :: Education K-12

...Aloha State Parents to Explore Education Options for Upcoming School Year....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Hawaii: Weddings Cost More Than Any Other State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 4569 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Couples in Hawaii spent $37,827 in 2018....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Death Row 'Not-a-Pimp' McCoy Kicked out by Angry Mother
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 6072 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...McCoy escaped death row but he couldn't escape mother of one of his 'girlfriends'....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Where The Homeless Are--Oahu 'Heat Map'
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 5388 Views :: Homelessness

...Partners in Care Releases ‘Heat Map’ of Homeless Camps Based on 2020 PIT Survey....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Auditor: CIP Management Gets Even Worse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:48 AM :: 4594 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

...The State’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for FY2019 was $2.02 billion....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Report: HIOSH has the Ethics of a Used Car Salesman
By News Release @ 5:07 AM :: 3421 Views :: Ethics

... Occupational Health Branch Manager for HIOSH takes new hires shopping for used cars ....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
OHA Audit: Don’t Let Them Double Up!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3556 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...This deserves an answer....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Full Text: DBEDT Releases Housing Planning Study
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 4065 Views :: Development, Economy, Cost of Living

...Included in the study are data on housing supply, demand, and estimates of housing units needed by levels of affordability....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:28 PM :: 5286 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Gambling, Life

...January 23rd - Bill Introduction Cutoff Last day for a bill to be filed with the House or Senate Clerk....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 25, 2020
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 2602 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... this week's votes--all impeachment-related ....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Eight Bills Behind 'Joint Economic Package'
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 3950 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Measures tackle housing, childcare, wage issues highlighted in ALICE report....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Sen Riviere Introduces Bills to Protect Communities from Wind Farms
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 3706 Views :: Energy, Environment

...This week, Senator Gil Riviere introduced the POWER Bill Package – People Overwhelmed by Wind Energy Ramifications....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
HB2593: Fossil Fuel Cars to be Banned by 2030
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 3153 Views :: Energy

...House Bill 2593 would allow the sale of only electric, hydrogen, or hybrid vehicles by car dealerships starting in 2030....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
State of the State: Right diagnosis, wrong prescription
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 3409 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...What ails Hawaii is too much government and too much spending. The last thing we need is more of the same....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Week One: 4,161 Bills and Resolutions Introduced in Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:50 PM :: 3381 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...4,161 bills and resolutions (including carry-overs from 2019) have been recorded as of January 20, 2020....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
U.S. Ferry Systems Soaked by Maritime Protectionism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 2788 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii would certainly know....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
DoI Micronesia and US Territories: 2019 Accomplishments
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 3188 Views :: National News

...Interior Assistant Secretary Releases 2019 Accomplishments for the Offices of Insular and International Affairs....

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