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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Lawsuit: How HMSA Ran Down Clock on Expensive Cancer Patient
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 5556 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...Unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court Victory Against HMSA for Cancer Patient and Widow....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
First 3 Quarters: Tourism Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 3379 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total visitor arrivals increased 5.5 percent to 7,858,876 in the first three quarters of 2019--spending dropped by 0.1%....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hawaii Among Only 7 States to Tax Groceries at Full Rate
By Tax Foundation @ 3:40 PM :: 5373 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...How Does Your State Treat Groceries, Candy, and Soda?....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
HCDA Kakaako Park Transferred to City
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 4269 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness

...16 parcels, including 3 roadways and numerous other public facilities located within an approximately 41-acre, makai section of Kaka‘ako....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hirono Makes Bizarre Argument Against 9th Circuit Court Nominee
By Video @ 3:18 PM :: 5273 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Judiciary

"...Senator, the Constitution has been amended...."

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Schatz Chief of Staff Pours Money into Big Oil Stocks
By Selected News Articles @ 6:37 AM :: 5192 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...Eric Einhorn lists stock owned by spouse valued at $168,000-$445,000....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
APEC Coming to Hawaii—AGAIN?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 AM :: 4277 Views :: World News, Tourism

... Chilean officials said they cancelled the Nov. 16-17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit to focus on restoring law and order in the country ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
With Help from Maui Council, Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai Launches ‘Hawaiian Kingdom’ Bond Sales
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 8508 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...there’s only one problem, the bonds have already expired.... 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Maui Enviros Sue in State Court to Yank Case Away from US Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:06 AM :: 4939 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Judiciary

... If this were federal court with its Article III case and controversy standing requirements, we'd bet the court might have a difficult time finding standing. But this is a Hawaii court applying Hawaii law, and anyone who might be able to allege even "butterfly effect" linkage to the desired outcome has a very good argument for standing ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Sue Big Oil? Of Course it is Maui that Falls for Debunked Litigation Scheme
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 5362 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Environment

...Mayor Victorino Announces Planned Lawsuit....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Guam Congressional Delegate Investigated: Forgery, Bribery, Mistress on Staff
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 4953 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation

...The House Ethics Committee has begun an investigation....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Red Hill: EPA, DoH want to Hear from You
By News Release @ 7:01 AM :: 4839 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

...public meetings Nov 19 and Dec 2....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Kauai: Welfare Checks Going 100% Electronic
By News Release @ 6:57 AM :: 3723 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...On Tuesday, Oct. 29, WIC will launch on Kaua‘i eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer card, which is used like a debit card and replaces paper checks....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
More Hawaii residents hold a college degree
By News Release @ 6:53 AM :: 3683 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
VIDEO: Gabbard out of CD2 Race--Senator Jill Tokuda, Rep Chris Lee, and Self-Absorbed Airhead Kaniela Ing Considering Run
By Video @ 6:59 PM :: 8089 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

...Only One Question: Who will now jump in against old boy operative Kai Kahele?....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Clintons Funnel Russia Money to Support Kai Kahele
By Selected News Articles @ 6:44 PM :: 5759 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation

...The SuperPAC pushing the narrative that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset has literally taken money from a woman who won the Order of Friendship from Vladimir Putin for all of the money she made for (and from) Russian businesses....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Saving the Legislature from Itself
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2926 Views :: Tax Credits

...the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production income tax credit....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 26, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 3:55 AM :: 3071 Views :: Congressional Delegation

...this week's votes and bills introduced....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
NYC secretly exports homeless to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 AM :: 4880 Views :: Homelessness

...the Big Apple has sent local homeless families to 373 cities across the country with a full year of rent in their pockets....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Enviros Salivate as WESPAC Selected for Audit
By News Release @ 2:04 AM :: 4460 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business

...Office of Inspector General has selected the NOAA’s Western Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Fund grants awarded to the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council for an audit....

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Sunday, October 27, 2019
Bridge Aina Lea: Will Takings Claim Be Ruled out by Statute of Limitations?
By Robert Thomas @ 1:25 AM :: 4785 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Law Enforcement

...State's Amicus Response....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
​Why we have a Housing Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:33 AM :: 5228 Views :: Development, Economy, Land Use

...When supply can’t keep up with demand, prices go up....

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Saturday, October 26, 2019
Blocks 2/3 of Contractors from Bidding: Caldwell Allows Bill 37 to Become Law
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 5160 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...In the period between now and when Bill 37 becomes effective, the mayor will work with interested parties to rectify the issues concerning this bill....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Petranik, Napier tackle tough issues facing isle businesses
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:05 PM :: 3065 Views :: Small Business

...Steve Petranik, editor of Hawaii Business Magazine, and Kam Napier, editor-in-chief of the Pacific Business News, share their insights about Hawaii's business climate....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lights Out In The Land Of No: The Practical Effects Of California's Wildfire Inverse Condemnation Doctrine
By Robert Thomas @ 6:55 PM :: 4467 Views :: Energy, Judiciary

...if the power is to be shut off to more than a handful of customers statewide, the power must also be shut off to the homes of both the responsible utility execs and the state legislature and executive office buildings....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
RFP: Ala Wai Boat Harbor Development Scheme Comes Back with Big Fat Zero
By News Release @ 6:08 PM :: 4713 Views :: Development, OHA, Tourism
...Two proposals were received for the development of parcels of land at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor on O’ahu. After review, neither of the proposals was selected....
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Friday, October 25, 2019
Lawsuit: HPD Gun Registration and Licensing Procedures Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 4839 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

...state laws requiring the transportation of a firearm to the police station to register it have already been ruled on by the D.C. Circuit Court and were found unconstitutional.  We expect the same to be found in this situation....

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Friday, October 25, 2019
Audio: High Cost of Living in a One-Party State
By Audio @ 1:29 AM :: 3071 Views :: Cost of Living

...We discuss the common issues of the Golden State and the Aloha State – affordable housing, high poverty, a pension crisis, and the high cost of living."....

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Kahuku and Waimanalo Protests show why Hawaii Needs Municipal Government
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 6309 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...Hawai'i is the ONLY state without any municipal governments below the county level....

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Mauna Kea Week 10: 428 Tickets, 4 Arrests
By News Release @ 4:09 PM :: 3919 Views :: Hawaii County , Police

...The combined total for 10-weeks: 5,461 citations issued and 51 persons arrested for 84 offenses....   

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Another Sovereignty Activist Teams up with Anti-Semites
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 AM :: 3802 Views :: Higher Education

... Wesleyan University Professor J. Kēhaulani Kauanui .... 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Drops from 26th to 37th
By Tax Foundation @ 6:02 PM :: 4065 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii ranks 37th on business tax climate, down 11 places since it re-imposed 3 'temporary' income tax brackets—with a top rate of 11%—and rolled back estate tax reforms....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Birth Control: 9th Circuit Refuses to Recognize Religious Objectors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 AM :: 7116 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life, Religion

...the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld an injunction barring enforcement of rules that let employers opt out of covering birth control on religious and moral grounds....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 4449 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Wind Industry Poised for Decline?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 5028 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...the federal production tax credit for wind is scheduled to be phased out at the end of 2019....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 5760 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

... Its hard being a tweeker ....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Katherine Kealoha's Boyfriend's Attorney's Law License Suspended
By News Release @ 6:51 AM :: 6467 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

...Gun pointed at police during shooting was registered to Ebersole's attorney....

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Monday, October 21, 2019
Hawaii Legislature Hiring for 2020 Session
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 2954 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State House and Senate....

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 19, 2019
By Selected News Articles @ 5:13 PM :: 2967 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... From GovTrack.us ....

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Business Fees Go Down! – Huh?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3760 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...In the news recently was a story about business and licensing fees actually going down....

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage: Jones Act Reduces Water Trade Between US States
By UHERO @ 3:04 AM :: 3142 Views :: Jones Act

...the costs associated with the Jones Act are empirically important and should be taken into account by policy makers....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Ige Approval Rate Drops to 36%
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 4645 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

...Ige's approval rate ranks 48th among US governors....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
PLA measure is pilau
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:53 PM :: 4930 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

... What happens when a government tries to fix a system that isn’t broken? ....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Honolulu GOP: Veto Bill 37
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:22 PM :: 4801 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...Bill 37 amounts to a sweetheart deal for big union labor and will guarantee that the county will have to spend more on future infrastructure projects....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Judicial Appointments Announced--One Remains Open
By News Release @ 3:07 PM :: 3094 Views :: Judiciary

...Notice of Extended Deadline for Applications for Judicial Position – District Family Judge, Fifth Circuit....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools
By News Release @ 2:51 PM :: 3744 Views :: Education K-12, OHA

...Trustees voted today to award Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) with a grant to administer the lion’s share of the $3 million....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
What does State Government have to say about what you value most?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:39 PM :: 3331 Views :: Religion

...how our values are impacted by the government....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Kia'i Chicken? No Response to Telescope Panel Invite
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 5166 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Kyukendall 101, UH Manoa Campus, Friday Oct 18, 2:30 pm....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
55 Kahuku Arrests: 'We Will Block Future Convoys'
By Video @ 1:22 PM :: 9245 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

...Caldwell's police will clear the way for a stupid windfarm.  This proves that the problem on Mauna Kea is Harry Kim, not David Ige....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Hillary Clinton says Tulsi Gabbard is a 'Russian asset' groomed to ensure Trump reelection
By Audio @ 1:13 PM :: 5646 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

..."She is a favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."....

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