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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Case for reinstating cockfighting on the Northern Mariana Islands dismissed
By Court House News @ 5:12 PM :: 1743 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

... Andrew Salas, a former member of the House of Representatives and former Secretary of Commerce for the NMI, first filed the suit ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Defamation trial begins in pregnancy porn promotion case
By Court House News @ 5:40 AM :: 1760 Views :: Health Care

... Doula defendants take the stand against a fellow birth worker they accused of enticing women into creating maternity and breastfeeding porn ....

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Fa'a Samoa Survives: Supreme Court Lets Citizenship Decision Stand
By Court House News @ 1:36 PM :: 1740 Views :: National News

... the American Samoan Legislature recently passed a unanimous resolution opposing citizenship without their consent ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Hawaii judge halts ban on short-term rentals
By Court House News @ 4:14 PM :: 2869 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

... Airbnbs and similar rentals on Oahu can continue operations as usual for now ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Rape in Turkmenistan: How HPD Rejects Female Police Recruit
By Court House News @ 12:48 AM :: 2977 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Police

... her husband had “sold [her] a few times for [] money in order to buy himself alcohol and pay gambling debts . . . [while] he kept a knife by the throat of [her] 6 month son.” ....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
​Hawaii short-term rental property owners urge judge to stop new ordinance from disrupting business
By Court House News @ 4:04 AM :: 2649 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... the Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance alleges the ordinance will cause irreparable economic damages to owners that have been renting out properties for less than 90 days....

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Friday, September 9, 2022
Judge: Former Residents May not Vote in Hawaii Elections
By Court House News @ 3:56 AM :: 1810 Views :: National News, Office of Elections

... Allowing voters living in U.S. territories to vote absentee in states they used to live in would give them outsized voting rights compared to fellow residents, a federal judge found....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
​Military families sue US over water contaminated by Navy jet fuel
By Court House News @ 4:28 PM :: 1616 Views :: Health Care, Military

... The Navy’s “toxic secrets” contributed to severe health issues for military families in Hawaii who were forced to drink tainted water and denied appropriate medical care, according to the lawsuit ....

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Monday, August 22, 2022
Alleged Russian spies in Hawaii to remain in federal custody until September trial
By Court House News @ 11:47 PM :: 1594 Views :: Military

... A judge denied the couple’s appeal for release, citing flight risk related to one defendant’s military history ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Kaiser mental health worker strike expands to Hawaii
By Court House News @ 10:46 AM :: 1730 Views :: Health Care, Labor

... Mental health workers will join their counterparts in California already on strike over understaffing and long wait times for patients ....

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Accused Russian spies in Hawaii are set for trial
By Court House News @ 9:01 PM :: 1754 Views :: Military

... “That’s what they’re calling me” ....

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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 :: 2043 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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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Feds move to protect deadliest shark
By Court House News @ 8:09 PM :: 1968 Views :: Environment, Small Business

... One of the most famous incidents occurred after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed during World War II ... hundreds of sailors were killed by sharks before rescue ....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
9th Circuit Allows Class Action Suit over Lack of Female Locker Rooms in Hawaii DoE Schools
By Court House News @ 3:22 PM :: 1767 Views

... Once again a local Hawaii federal judge protecting a local power structure has been reversed by the 9th ....

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Grand Wailea Lucrative Target of Next Birdlights Suit
By Court House News @ 2:59 PM :: 2126 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Grand Wailea Resort isn't the only place on Maui with night lighting ....

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Judge tosses claims over King’s Hawaiian rolls packaging
By Court House News @ 5:39 AM :: 2228 Views :: Small Business

... A logo depicting a crown slightly evocative of a pineapple alongside "Hilo, Hawaii" did not persuade a federal judge to accept claims that King's Hawaiian misleads customers into believing its rolls are actually made in Hawaii ....

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Hawaii State Legislature Declares Climate Emergency
By Court House News @ 5:15 AM :: 2678 Views :: Energy, Environment

... SCR44 is just a toothless symbolic statement, but it is being hyped nationwide ....

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
White House Finalizes Pacific Ocean Protections for Humpback Whale
By Court House News @ 7:49 PM :: 2861 Views :: Environment, Tourism

... the Biden administration agrees to designate more than 100,000 square nautical miles as critical habitat for the endangered humpback whale ....

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Carrying Guns in Public Is Not a Constitutional Right, Ninth Circuit Rules
By Court House News @ 11:45 PM :: 3069 Views :: Second Amendment

... In a Hawaii case, the majority of an 11-judge en banc Ninth Circuit panel concluded that the Second Amendment does not guarantee the right to carry firearms outside the home .....

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Monday, January 11, 2021
Supreme Court to hear Guam, Alaska Cases
By Court House News @ 12:11 PM :: 3437 Views :: Environment, Judiciary, COVID-19

... The U.S. Supreme Court granted 14 cases Friday night, adding an additional 12 hours of argument to its calendar ....

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Sunday, December 13, 2020
Hawaii Joins 46 State Anti-Trust Suit Against FaceBook
By Court House News @ 3:54 AM :: 3167 Views :: National News, First Amendment

...Nearly Every State Suing Facebook for Monopolistic Behavior....

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Trans-Generational Corruption: Another Charged in Hawaii Lum Scandal
By Court House News @ 6:01 PM :: 3950 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Republican Party

...Federal authorities charged former top fundraiser for the Republican National Committee Elliott Broidy with conspiring to act as an unregistered foreign agent over his alleged involvement in a secretive effort to lobby the Trump administration....

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Federal Appeals Court hears American Samoa Citizenship Case
By Court House News @ 8:07 AM :: 2817 Views :: National News

...The government of American Samoa argued his arrangement preserves the islanders’ traditional way of life, or fa’a Samoa, including communal property ownership which would be impossible to protect under the U.S. Constitution....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Hotels Sue to Block San Francisco’s Daily Cleaning Mandate
By Court House News @ 10:08 AM :: 3353 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, COVID-19

...the industry groups say the law will endanger guests and employees by increasing the frequency of cleaning staff in guest rooms, creating more opportunities to catch and spread the Covid-19 virus in a confined space....

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Thursday, May 28, 2020
With Campaign Over, Gabbard Drops Suit Against Clinton
By Court House News @ 5:53 PM :: 3908 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Tulsi Gabbard

...“This was a publicity stunt through and through, and this filing makes that clear,” Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, told CNN Wednesday....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
State Supreme Court: Victims of Homeless Criminals May Sue Those Who Enable Homelessness
By Court House News @ 5:49 PM :: 4044 Views :: Homelessness

...In the case of a bar owner who was assaulted by a homeless man illegally living in a nearby storage unit, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled, May 5, 2020, that plaintiffs can recover damages in public nuisance suits if they have suffered individualized harm....

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Court Orders FAA Clampdown on Helicopter Tours over National Parks
By Court House News @ 4:32 PM :: 3840 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

...Friday’s ruling says the agencies must bring 23 national parks into compliance with commercial air tour regulations.... 

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Justice Department Approves Sale of Dairy Producer Amid Antitrust Concerns
By Court House News @ 4:15 PM :: 3210 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...On April 30, Dean Foods completed the sales of its Hilo facility and related distribution branches on the Big Island, Kauai and Maui, as well as a license to the Meadow Gold Hawaii brand name and related intellectual property to MGD Acquisition LLC....

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Captain’s Ouster From Virus-Plagued Navy Ship Faces Full Probe
By Court House News @ 3:05 PM :: 2895 Views :: Military, COVID-19

...The initial investigation of the outbreak on the carrier included a recommendation that the Navy reinstate Captain Brett Crozier....

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Thursday, April 23, 2020
Maui Injection Wells: Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit, Creates New Test
By Court House News @ 1:30 PM :: 3354 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...a 6-3 majority found that the Ninth Circuit’s ruling went too far. At the same time, however, the court declined to adopt the reading of the law advanced by the county....

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
Model Shows Hawaii Could Ease Social Distancing in Early May
By Court House News @ 5:16 AM :: 3213 Views :: COVID-19

...the Institute for Health and Metrics Evaluation model makes projections for when each state can safely begin relaxing social-distancing guidelines....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Gabbard Quits Presidential Race, Endorses Biden
By Court House News @ 5:11 PM :: 3913 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians, Tulsi Gabbard

...her endorsement of Biden quells Democrats’ concerns the Iraq War veteran would mount a third-party challenge in November....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Supreme Court Clears Way for Release of Secret Report on Wrongdoing in State Auditor's Office
By Court House News @ 3:45 PM :: 4821 Views :: Ethics

"...The attorney general’s office has refused to publicly release documents related to its inquiry, although it has shared its final investigative reports with certain state legislators...."

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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Feds Agree to Consider Protections for Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral
By Court House News @ 10:00 AM :: 2493 Views :: Environment

...The National Marine Fisheries Service has until June 30 to make its decision....

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