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Thursday, November 23, 2023
After FBI Raid, CNHA Demands Hawai'i Free Press 'Cease Operations'
By Andrew Walden @ 8:32 PM :: 2728 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

... Song’s complaint was filed just weeks after the FBI raid on the offices of key CNHA financial backer Dawson Companies ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Hawaii AG Joins Nationwide Suit Against Facebook
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1467 Views :: Family, First Amendment

... alleging that the company knowingly designed and deployed harmful features on Instagram and its other social media platforms that purposefully addict children and teens ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Hawaii Health Department 'Commitment to Transgender Rights'
By News Release @ 2:59 AM :: 1359 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

... the statement denounces discrimination, including transphobia and transphobic action, which is recognized as a threat to public health ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Does Hawaii Make the Case for Religious Charter Schools?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1567 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, Religion

... Immersion charter schools in the Aloha State infuse native language, culture, and tradition ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Fired After Refusing Vax: Lawsuit Alleges Religious Discrimination by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1727 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, COVID-19

... In October 2021, HSO imposed a COVID vaccine mandate on all its musicians, which even allowed for religious accommodations ....

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
The secret to reaching the next generation
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:52 PM :: 1625 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... He asked his mother if she would help him reach out to the media ....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Chinese Disinformation Circulates at State Capitol
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:24 AM :: 1781 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... China's most recent act of using artificial intelligence to circulate false images and videos worldwide, which purported the Maui wildfire was caused by the U.S. government thru the use of a meteorological weapon ....

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Friday, September 15, 2023
VIDEO: James O'Keefe goes undercover in Lahaina
By Video @ 2:58 AM :: 2383 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

... suing Governor Josh Green for this blatant infringement on our 1st Amendment rights ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
VIDEO: Stirring the Digestible Pot on ‘Augie T’s Guest List’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 1637 Views :: First Amendment

... conciseness and creativity ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
FEMA Holds Employee Trainings on ‘White Supremacy’ As More Than 1,000 in Hawaii Remain Missing
By Selected News Articles @ 5:36 PM :: 2087 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, First Amendment

... FEMA's "resilience" division was advised of a requirement to complete one of three three-hour diversity training modules between Aug. 1 and Sept. 28 ....

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
​Grassroot Institute of Hawaii wins two journalism awards
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:19 PM :: 1804 Views :: First Amendment

... Dave Swann and Keli‘i Akina were among winners at this year’s annual journalism awards ceremony presented by the Hawaii chapter of the national Society of Professional Journalists ....

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
Ninth Circuit upholds ban on 'FCKBLM' license plate
By Court House News @ 1:00 AM :: 1406 Views :: First Amendment

... The banning of profanity on license plates is constitutional, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday, following a Honolulu man's challenge to the city's recall of a vanity plate reading "FCKBLM" ....

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Friday, June 9, 2023
Civil Beat Publisher Bankrolled Social Media Censorship Effort
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 2766 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

... Newly disclosed document confirms billionaire Pierre Omidyar financed the public-private partnership to censor election-related Twitter and Facebook posts ....

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Friday, June 9, 2023
"FCKBLM" -- Ninth Circuit hears challenge to recall of evocative license plate
By Selected News Articles @ 4:44 AM :: 1617 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... The city and county of Honolulu tried to walk back a mistakenly-approved vanity plate reading "FCKBLM," but the license plate holder says that violates his free speech rights ....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
City sets public hearing on new rules for personalized license plates
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 1460 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... new rules designed to rein in the offensive language motorists want to affix to their Hawaiʻi license plates ....

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Sunday, April 23, 2023
Are you ready to hear the real facts about OIP?
By News Release @ 6:26 AM :: 2056 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... people often make inaccurate assumptions about what OIP is and what it does ....

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Saturday, March 25, 2023
VIDEO -- See For Yourself: Rep Pierick at Ewa Int School
By Video @ 3:04 AM :: 2894 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Republican Party

... Here is what happens if you even slightly question the gay agenda for children ....

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Friday, March 17, 2023
Oʻo Award for Digging out ‘Affordable’ Housing Scam
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 1804 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, First Amendment

... Tummons, in a series of articles, exposed questionable dealings in Hawaii Countyʻs Office of Housing and Community Development that ultimately led to an FBI investigation and guilty plea by former community development specialist Alan Scott Rudo to accepting almost $2 million in bribes from two Hilo attorneys and a businessman ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Blangiardi signs Bill 25: Relating to Anti-Bias and Inclusion Policy
By News Release @ 6:33 AM :: 1431 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment

... establishing a policy of anti-bias and inclusion for all City officers and employees, including those with different perspectives, views, or opinions ....

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Friday, March 3, 2023
UHERO: Public Campaign Financing for Hawaii?
By UHERO @ 11:00 AM :: 1312 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... Hawai‘i has had a system of partial public financing in place for more than forty years, but few candidates participate ....

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
SB1179 Outlaw Campaign Contributions by Nearly All Publicly Traded Corporations
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 1431 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

"...The third point is already well-established law...."

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Gov Green and First Lady Host Traditional Christmas Open House at Washington Place
By News Release @ 11:11 PM :: 1486 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Religion

... Governor Josh Green, M.D., First Lady Jaime Green and the Washington Place Foundation will carry on a 164-year tradition by hosting a Christmas Open House at Washington Place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022 ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1412 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... The month-long celebration of the Honolulu City Lights kicks off with a block party at 4 p.m. on Punchbowl Street ....

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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Maui County Christmas Tree Lighting Slated for Monday
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1370 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Religion

... Bring your ohana to enjoy the holiday light display, Christmas music, and treats for the Keiki .... 

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Thursday, November 3, 2022
EBay Employees Get Prison for 'Aggressive Cyberstalking'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 649 Views :: First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

... deliveries to the victims’ home, including a preserved fetal pig, a bloody pig Halloween mask, a funeral wreath, a book on surviving the loss of a spouse, and pornography addressed to the victims but delivered to their neighbor’s homes ....

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Saturday, October 22, 2022
Maritime panel urged Jones Act critics be charged with treason
By Cato Foundation @ 3:59 AM :: 1689 Views :: First Amendment, Jones Act

... In March 2020, a maritime shipping advisory panel offered a simple suggestion to the government: Charge all past and current members of two libertarian think tanks with treason ....

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum 2022 General Election Voter Guide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:22 PM :: 2132 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Voting centers will open on October 25 for all of you who want to vote in person ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Exemptions to open-records law should favor disclosure, not secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 1441 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... draft legislation would incorporate a “deliberative process privilege” into the state Uniform Information Practices Act ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
9th Circuit: Religious Services Allowed on Hawaii Ag Land
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 PM :: 2356 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Land Use, Religion

... a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Honolulu City Lights display application deadline is September 9th
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 1540 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Religion

... Permits will be issued for five display sites through a lottery ....  

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Sunday, August 21, 2022
Union Members May Opt-out of Political Contributions
By News Release @ 2:08 AM :: 1776 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Labor

... If you do not wish to contribute to the “candidate endorsement” fund for fiscal year 2022-2023, then you must sign, date, and return an UHPA Allocation Objection Form by September 16, 2022....

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Friday, August 12, 2022
Two from Hawaii Appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 1566 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii History

... to identify geographic names and federal land unit names that are considered derogatory and solicit proposals on replacement names ....

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
Confucius Institutes Rebrand to Circumvent U.S. Policy, Report Finds
By News Release @ 8:08 PM :: 3170 Views :: Ethics, World News, First Amendment, Higher Education

... The University of Hawaii Manoa invited at least two CI staff to remain on campus ....

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Ige Signs HB1848: “Hawaii Student Journalism Protection Act”
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1704 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Hawaii is the sixteenth state to adopt such protections, known nationally as “New Voices” laws. ...

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Sunday, May 8, 2022
UIPA and Sunshine Bills Passed in 2022 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1873 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... The Hawaii State Legislature has passed the following bills and resolution concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
County of Maui and Ogden Newspapers Agree to End Discussions on Sale of Maui News Building
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1667 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

... In March 2021, the Maui County Council passed legislation for the administration to acquire the 6.3-acre parcel for $9.8 million ....

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Saturday, May 7, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 2413 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life, Religion

... Session ends and there is some really great news! ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
‘Deliberative process’ loophole would encourage secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:44 AM :: 1505 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a statutory exemption to Hawaii’s open records law ....

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Saturday, April 16, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:37 AM :: 1954 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Assisted Suicide Bill Passes Final Reading ....

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Sunday, April 3, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:53 PM :: 1931 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Assisted Suicide Expansion Makes it through Final Hearing ....

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Thursday, March 31, 2022
UH Faculty Senate Denounces Sen Donna Mercado Kim
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 2187 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

... Senator Kim pushed the elimination of a tenured faculty member’s position and introduced SB 3269 SD1, a bill that attempted to alter tenure and transfer managerial authority over the university from the Board of Regents to the legislature ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:55 PM :: 2040 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

... HB1697 Becomes Resolution: Let the Keiki do the Dirty Work ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Open-records exemption would open Pandora’s box
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:48 PM :: 1585 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment

... a deliberative process exemption to the UIPA would be little more than a loophole by which state agencies could evade records requests ....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
HB2125 Deferred: Would Criminalize Parental Involvement in Education
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:52 PM :: 4324 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Senator Kidani Education Committee Chair, announced bill 2125 will be deferred, sighting a "fracturing of relationships between DOE and our special education families and community" ....

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:19 PM :: 2103 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Religion

... SB2634--Medicaid Funding for Women Who Give Birth ....

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Friday, March 18, 2022
Ten Senators Share in Lava Tube Dishonor
By News Release @ 6:14 AM :: 2411 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, COVID-19

... Kanuha Awarded Meritorious Torch of Light Award; San Buenaventura and Others Earn Lava Tube Dishonor ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 16852 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Putin's Potted Tulsi -- Gabbard says US ‘not so different’ from Russia on free speech
By Selected News Articles @ 8:37 PM :: 3602 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, First Amendment, Tulsi Gabbard

... In 2018 Tulsi Gabbard hired a Russian agent to silence critics in Hawai'i media ....

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Friday, February 18, 2022
Student Press Freedom: Hawaii considers ‘New Voices’ legislation as Senate version clears first legislative hurdles
By Selected News Articles @ 12:57 PM :: 1966 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Senate Bill 214, and its House companion HB 781, are patterned on the Student Press Law Center’s “New Voices” model legislation ....

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:30 AM :: 2045 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Life

... Upcoming Legislative Deadlines ....

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