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Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sandwich Isles Communications: Twenty Years of Criminality
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 98 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History

... Al Hee was convicted was criminal tax fraud in 2016, which resulted in the FCC and HPUC stripping SIC’s ability to receive USF subsidies ....

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
These Hawaii Cities Have the Highest and Lowest Cost of Living in 2024
By Selected News Articles @ 2:38 PM :: 252 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hilo vs Haleiwa ... or ... Kapolei vs Makawao ....

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Monday, June 17, 2024
7 Reasons $1 Million Will Only Last You 9 Years in Retirement in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 409 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... $1 million might not be enough to get you through your retirement ....

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Monday, June 17, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Most Over-touristed State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 289 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Hawaii's population increases by 66.4 percent during high season due to overtourism ....

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
How Urban Planning Made Honolulu 'Impossibly Unaffordable'
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1245 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... The crisis stems principally from land use policies that artificially restrict housing supply ....

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Friday, June 14, 2024
School Choice: Hawaii ranks no. 31 in 2024 Parent Power index
By Selected News Articles @ 8:52 PM :: 343 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... little growth among charter schools and no other choice options ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
SB2516: HGEA Power Grab forced State CIO to Resign
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 PM :: 1685 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

... CIO Murdock resigned without notice May 31, 2024.  Now we know why ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Court stays six Red Hill lawsuits until verdict is reached in recent trial
By Selected News Articles @ 3:14 PM :: 352 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... The six lawsuits involved in the court-ordered stay requested by the government involve 2,375 people ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Hawaii's Medicaid coverage for palliative care expected to save the state money
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 798 Views :: Health Care

... the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a new State Plan Amendment (SPA) to cover community palliative care services through Medicaid ....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Civil Beat Publisher Monopolizes Federal Trade Commission
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 788 Views :: First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

... Omidyar's massive partisan activities have flown under the radar because he prefers to influence politics through ostensible charity groups rather than direct campaign contributions ....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Hawaii Cost of Living 80% Above US Average
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 AM :: 763 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Most of the pain can be traced to home purchases, which cost an astounding 313% more than average ....

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Monday, June 3, 2024
Hawaii 2nd-Worst Economy in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1014 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Innovation Potential: 50th ....

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Monday, June 3, 2024
Hawaii Ranks #1 for Hidden Home Buyer Fees
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 PM :: 597 Views :: Cost of Living

... Hawaii tops the list with $17,966.04 of unexpected fees on average ....

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Thursday, May 30, 2024
Hawaii Highest Fast Food Prices in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 986 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Hawaii emerges as the state with the highest average price for a medium cheese pizza, reaching $18.99 ....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
In Hawaii, Permission To Use Medical Marijuana Precludes Permission To Own a Gun
By Selected News Articles @ 6:00 AM :: 1103 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

... assuming that cannabis consumers are too dangerous to be trusted with firearms ....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 1102 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... What makes some states better than others for renters? ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
‘Deadly Cocktail’: Hawaii Still Reeling From Job Losses Four Years After The Pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 6:53 PM :: 885 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... There are still around 27,800 fewer jobs in Hawaii than before the COVID-19 pandemic ....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
At UH Manoa, ASUH Sponsors Anti-Semites
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 915 Views :: Higher Education

... Jamaica Osorio, assistant professor at UHM, who frequently posts and shares anti-Israel posts on her X account, spoke to demonstrators at the “Day of Action Rally” ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Oahu unsheltered veterans reported in PIT 2024 likely underestimated by more than 100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:07 PM :: 797 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Count also finds 700+ empty shelter beds on Oahu ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Census: Hawaii cities shrinking as state population decreases
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 1066 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii has lost over 41,000 people to domestic migration since 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Influential high school administrator in Hawaii shrugs as boy competes in girls' track and field state championships
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 2395 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... 'several' of the girls' relay teams at Kea'au High School had two males on them ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 1927 Views :: Environment, Judiciary

... The litigation model adopted by Hawaii, characterized by suing oil companies under broad claims about their contributions to climate change, demands a national spotlight for its potential to disrupt the constitutional equilibrium between state innovation and federal authority ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Green Signs HB2342: Legalizes 'open carry' of everything except guns
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 PM :: 3590 Views :: Second Amendment

... This bill legalizes the open carry of all non-firearm weapons, including butterfly knives, switchblades, brass knuckles, swords, and spears ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Eddins: “Horrors and Treachery” Coming From SCOTUS
By Selected News Articles @ 2:55 PM :: 1883 Views :: Judiciary

... It appears that the US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in Trump v. United States will stop lower courts from jailing Trump for his porn-star hush money deals ....

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Saturday, May 11, 2024
How Long $2 Million Will Last in Retirement in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 1848 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the average salary in the Aloha State is $61,420, or $23.35 an hour, putting it behind 16 other states whose average employees earn more ....

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Friday, May 10, 2024
Here’s How Much You Need To Budget for Groceries for Just a Week in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 1528 Views :: Cost of Living

... groceries cost more in Hawaii than in any other state ....

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Monday, May 6, 2024
Convention Report: Hawaii Republican Party Selling HQ
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 1968 Views :: Republican Party

... and proposed rules changes were defeated ....

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Monday, April 29, 2024
These Are the 10 Worst Places To Retire in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:19 PM :: 1866 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... From expensive housing to pricey food and utility costs, you should plan on boosting your budget if you intend to retire in Hawaii ....

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Friday, April 26, 2024
The trouble with Tulsi: Why the former Hawaii congresswoman is Trump’s worst choice for vice president
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 2965 Views :: Tulsi Gabbard

... Trump and Biden are the two oldest presidential nominees in history. Given this reality, their understudies may be a factor in 2024 in a way they haven’t in decades ....

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Friday, April 26, 2024
After Wildfire Lawsuits, Soaring PG&E power rates approach Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 1481 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

... Can you guess what’s going to happen as a result of Lahaina? ....

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Friday, April 26, 2024
Bill allowing counties more authority over short-term rentals on Green's desk
By Selected News Articles @ 1:07 PM :: 1275 Views :: Development, Small Business, Tourism

... A conference committee agreed to pass Senate Bill 2919, which would allow counties to create zoning laws regulating short-term rentals .... 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Hawaii's Best Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 1044 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Hilo is #1 ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Here’s the Salary a Person Needs To Be Considered Middle Class in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 1775 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

“...housing is the biggest income-eater....”

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Small Business Economic Trends: How does Hawaii Compare?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:48 AM :: 860 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... the gold standard measurement of the Main Street economy ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
National Republicans scrutinize Hawaii voting rolls
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 1084 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... the state is violating federal law by not having what are known as “clean” voter rolls ....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 136356 Views :: Environment, Religion

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 76520 Views :: Environment

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.

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Friday, April 19, 2024
Blangiardi: City Will Not Sue Glock
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 2201 Views :: Honolulu County, Second Amendment

... a Council bill had proposed hiring specialized legal experts from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and Dentons law firm ....

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Thursday, April 18, 2024
Hawaii's Insurance Crisis as Premiums Nearly Quadruple
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 PM :: 1380 Views :: Cost of Living

... insurance costs for condominiums have risen by 100 percent to 1,000 percent ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 4604 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA, COVID-19

... late-night parties in a cramped second-floor office where lobbyists and executives seeking government contracts lined up to drop cash and checks into a metal lockbox ....

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Attorneys Blocking JetBlue/Spirit Merger Now Targeting Hawaiian/Alaska Airlines Deal
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 PM :: 1306 Views :: Judiciary, Tourism

... this law firm also filed a similar suit wherein JetBlue was subsequently blocked in its attempt to acquire Spirit Airlines ....

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Monday, April 15, 2024
Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 AM :: 1659 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Police

... 11 homicides in Honolulu as of March 31 ....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
By Selected News Articles @ 5:39 PM :: 1208 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... inflation 4.8% year over year for urban Honolulu ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
SB2553: Hawaii 'opt out' retirement scam
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 3463 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...a scam designed to shunt the least attentive investors -- those who do not 'opt out' -- into low return, high fee accounts run by whichever financial institution makes the most campaign contributions....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 2162 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Groceries, Gas, Electricity, Housing, Taxes, and more ....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 PM :: 2092 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Gov. Josh Green addressed the tax and migration issues in his policy brief issued last month. One of his solutions is indexing the state's income tax for inflation, he said ....

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Monday, April 8, 2024
Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 6:14 PM :: 2645 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use

... City Seeks to Dismiss Marconi Claims, Supports Move to Depose Bribery Convicts ....

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Saturday, April 6, 2024
Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:46 PM :: 1893 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... must pay fair market value for their leases ....

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Rabbi likely to win bias suit against Hawaii County
By Selected News Articles @ 5:16 AM :: 2431 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Land Use

"It’s like Kabuki theater."

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Friday, April 5, 2024
Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 AM :: 1384 Views :: Maui County, Energy, Cost of Living

"Making ratepayers to pay for the cost of their negligence and mismanagement is not the way to go"

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