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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Revealed: How Lindsey Beat Trask
By Video @ 11:08 PM :: 5659 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Who Put $$$ In Lindseyʻs Pocket & Why They Now Have “Uncle Bob” In Theirs....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Anti-GMO ‘National Standing’? The Bungled Star Advertiser Opinion
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:06 AM :: 5743 Views :: GMOs

Who exactly are the anti-GMO activists with 'national standing'?  Let’s take a look....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Hawaii House and Senate Democrats Announce Leadership for 2017
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 8771 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...A new committee, Intrastate Commerce, will focus on regulations and licensing of Hawaii businesses such as banking, telecommunications and property insurance....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Video: UH Manoa chancellor finalists
By Video @ 10:11 PM :: 4659 Views :: Higher Education

Feedback on the candidates can be sent through the executive search website....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Hawaii Civil Rights Commission: Report Trump Voters to Us
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 5023 Views :: First Amendment

The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission today called on the people of Hawaii to stand against the reported rise in the incidence of discriminatory harassment and intimidation....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Need $15K? Office of Economic Development Giving Away Money
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 4169 Views :: Honolulu County

The deadline to submit proposals is December 30, 2016 at 4 p.m....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Transportation planning meeting will focus on Central Oahu
By News Release @ 10:21 AM :: 5127 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Mililani High School Cafeteria....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Midnight Regulations in Paradise
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 AM :: 8868 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the Trump administration should immediately act to rescind that rule, and Congress can also reject it via the Congressional Review Act....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 5377 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Completed Vaccination Consent Forms due to Schools by December 16....

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Monday, November 28, 2016
2017 Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections: Candidate Registration Begins
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 6325 Views :: Honolulu County

Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017 can be a candidate....

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Monday, November 28, 2016
List of Honolulu Neighborhood Board Vacancies
By News Release @ 6:09 PM :: 4709 Views :: Honolulu County

...20 Neighborhood Board seats are currently vacant island-wide....

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Monday, November 28, 2016
Report: Returning Power to Micronesians
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:07 PM :: 5000 Views :: National News

...Neil Mellen details how political intervention has limited access to healthcare, education and employment....

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Monday, November 28, 2016
Honolulu—23% of Homeowners Saddled with Second Mortgage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 AM :: 4980 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...most home buyers in the Honolulu area don’t have enough money for a 20 percent down payment....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
DOI Rule? Republicans Prepare to Reverse Obama’s ‘Flurry of Midnight Actions’
By Selected News Articles @ 9:04 PM :: 7392 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

"...we will work with our colleagues to ensure that Congress scrutinizes your actions — and, if appropriate, overturns them.”

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Paradise for Lawyers: UH Law School top 10 for best chance of paying off debt
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 4816 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...one of the 10 best law schools in the country in terms of starting salaries that exceed the debt that law graduates carry....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:37 AM :: 4586 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...financially “dead” but are somehow shambling on....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Hawaii just became the first state to elect a 100 percent one-party state Senate since 1979
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 AM :: 4529 Views :: Republican Party

Despite good results for Republicans across the country, Hawaii was Hillary Clinton’s best state nationally, voting for her by a resounding 62-32 margin over Donald Trump....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 AM :: 11700 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Many of $2.168M in expenses are nebulous, making it easy for the usual suspects to score padded communications and media contracts....

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Are capitalism and spirituality incompatible?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:44 PM :: 7321 Views :: Economy, Religion
Free markets can help the rich, but what about the poor?
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
RFP Posted for Honolulu Ethics Commission Audit
By Natalie Iwasa @ 4:22 AM :: 4845 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics

Two inspectors and prior commissioners who recently left the commission are not listed as interviewees....

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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hawaii's Aquarium Fishery: Regulated, Valuable, Sustainable
By Video @ 1:38 AM :: 7298 Views :: Environment, Small Business

It is the most intensively managed of all fisheries in the State....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Fake Indian Tribe: Robin Danner’s Desperate Million Dollar Gamble
By Video @ 9:30 PM :: 6279 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Is The Robin Danner Crowd Making One Final Attempt To Turn You Into A Tribe?....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Micronesian Homelessness in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:10 PM :: 7328 Views :: Homelessness

Thursday, December 1st, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 6889 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

The Chairperson of DLNR will review the applications and select individuals that are deemed qualified to serve on the Water Security Advisory Group per the requirements of Act 172....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Steady decline in Jones Act ships
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:42 PM :: 7021 Views :: Jones Act

...the American shipping industry has been in a steady decline for decades....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:50 AM :: 5989 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

...the cumulative effect is a 54.8% increase in Wharfage rates....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Privatize: Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:50 AM :: 6585 Views :: Rail

...there’s still a better way and it’s pretty simple and practiced by the best rail systems in the world....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Health Department Sets Public Hearings on Changes to Food Safety Code
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 6345 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...public hearings on Hawaii Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai from Dec. 5-9, 2016....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Hawaii Motion Picture Tax Credits? DoTax Making it up as they go Along
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:22 PM :: 5542 Views :: Tax Credits

...THE FILM TAX CREDIT is set to sunset at the end of 2018....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 22, 2016
By Congress.org @ 2:09 PM :: 5136 Views :: Congressional Delegation
Senate: Oil and Gas Royalties
House: "Midnight" Rules
House: Iranian Aircraft Purchases
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Medicated Weed: DOH Hires Contractor to Track Every Seed
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 6076 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

....paranoia will destroy ya....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Jail Near You? 11 Sites Identified for OCCC Relocation
By News Release @ 10:58 AM :: 8845 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...11 sites, clustered within the Kalihi, Aiea, Kalaeloa and Mililani areas, have been identified....

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Monday, November 21, 2016
MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 7290 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....

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Monday, November 21, 2016
Cabinet Position? Donald Trump meets with Rep Tulsi Gabbard
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 AM :: 9586 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

...“Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is reportedly a big fan of Gabbard”....

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Sunday, November 20, 2016
What TrumpTax May Mean For Hawaii
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:08 AM :: 4395 Views :: Taxes

The result of the general election earlier this month raises the possibility of a high magnitude shake-up in our federal tax system....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Desperately Seeking Housing in Honolulu
By UHERO @ 11:29 PM :: 4975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...presentation for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii's 2016 summit, "Still Houseless in Honolulu."....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
UHERO: Obama’s Recession Produced Greater Inequality in Health
By UHERO @ 11:25 PM :: 4280 Views :: Health Care

...obesity and overweight rates increased high school educated people, while there is weak evidence that they decreased for the college educated....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 7436 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...18 Nene killed by the Kaheawa Pastures turbines with ridiculously small search areas and infrequent search intervals....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Exposed: How Windfarms Hide Millions of Bird Deaths
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 7460 Views :: Energy, Environment

...these turbines are contributing to species extinction faster than any other source of energy....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Supreme Court: Challenge to Hawaii Council Candidate’s Eligibility Must be Heard
By Robert Thomas @ 3:27 PM :: 5623 Views :: Office of Elections

...Oral arguments in the case are set for January 19, 2017....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
What the Trump presidency might mean to Hawaii’s economy
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:25 AM :: 5625 Views :: Economy

...a prosperous society is where the rich get richer and the poor get richer....

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Honolulu City Lights to celebrate 32 years of bringing holiday joy
By News Release @ 12:30 AM :: 8947 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

...the 32nd annual Honolulu City Lights goes bright on Saturday, December 3, 2016....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Musical Chairs: Honolulu Zoo Loses Yet Another Director
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 4693 Views :: Honolulu County

The zoo’s inability to retain a director was cited by the AZA as one reason Honolulu lost its accreditation....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
DAGS Director Resigns--One Day Notice
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 7806 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Douglas Murdock is stepping down as comptroller and DAGS director on Nov. 18....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Sinking Ship: HART Director of Planning Quits
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 9619 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

...HCDA will consider the appointment of Jesse K. Souki as its executive director in an upcoming special meeting on November 23....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Supreme Court Rules on Say: Only State House Can Determine Residency of Members
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3361 Views

...the Hawaii Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Hussey v. Say that the state House of Representatives is the only body that can decide whether State Representative Calvin Say satisfies the constitutional residency requirements....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
Hawaii to be Stuck With Another Crackpot Project Nobody Else Wants: Floating wind farm?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:29 AM :: 4790 Views :: Energy

Norwegian energy giant Statoil is mulling a floating wind farm in Hawaii, its first offshore foray in the U.S. since abandoning a test project off Maine three years ago....

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Friday, November 18, 2016
DBEDT: 14,000 New Jobs Created in 9 Months
By News Release @ 1:20 AM :: 6224 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...fourth quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
American Legion Forum to Discuss Hawaii VA Care
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 5651 Views :: Health Care, Military

The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at the Oahu Veterans Center at 1299 Kukila St, Honolulu....

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Abortion by mail comes to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 7514 Views :: Family, Health Care, Life

The idea builds on a trend that is helping women obtain birth control more easily....

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