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Thursday, October 12, 2023
RFK Vehicle?  ‘No Labels Party’ wins ballot access in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 AM :: 1700 Views :: Office of Elections, Politicians, COVID-19

... will RFK go Libertarian or 'No Labels'? ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Does Hawaii Make the Case for Religious Charter Schools?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1773 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 :: 1999 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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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
DoH Approves Red Hill Defueling Plan
By News Release @ 4:04 AM :: 1425 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Leading up to this decision, DOH oversaw completion by JTF-RH, of 297 repairs and enhancements needed for repacking and defueling ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Hawaii Among Five Worst 'Sinkhole States'
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2697 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... The report found that Hawaii's financial condition improved in 2022, but the state still needed $11.4 billion to pay its bills ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
DLNR Implementing 'Civil Resource Violation System'
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1773 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

... Hawai‘i is the third state to implement a CRVS, after Vermont and Oregon ....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Mayor: Lahaina to be Sprayed with Soil Stabilizer
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 1504 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Once the liquid product is applied, a crust will form to prevent ash and dust from migrating into the environment ....

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Monday, October 9, 2023
Hamas Attacks: Hawaii Sierra Club Cheers
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 5340 Views :: Environment, World News, Politicians, Republican Party

... We call on ALL candidates who were endorsed by @sierraclubhi in 2022 to repudiate their support over this awful pro-terrorism sentiment .... 

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Monday, October 9, 2023
DLNR: Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water Gets Job Back
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 2336 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Land Use

... fake 'investigation' ends as soon as Maui Council ponies up political capital ....

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Monday, October 9, 2023
Aiming the Cannon at Monster Homes
By Tom Yamachika @ 3:50 AM :: 1715 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Bill 52 provides an initial fine of $25,000, plus $10,000 per day without an upper limit ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Hawaii Republicans “Standing with Israel in These Trying Times"
By News Release @ 9:10 PM :: 2191 Views :: World News, Republican Party

... our National Committee Representatives and leaders of the National Republican Party met with the leaders of AIPAC ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Guam activists urge Ninth Circuit to revive environmental claims against Air Force
By Court House News @ 1:45 PM :: 1563 Views :: Environment, Military

... An anti-military group protested the Air Force's application for a permit to continue detonation of waste munitions ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Who Really Pays?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1688 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Ethics, Development

... the costs of corruption, fraud, and related bad behavior ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Let Maui tourism recover at its own pace
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:36 AM :: 1498 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Should the government have the last word in creating a tourism timeline? ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Aloha Stadium Boondoggle Becoming Instagram Joke
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:49 PM :: 2075 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development

... Jonah Jameson from the "Spiderman" movie franchise laughing at a news headline about the stadium project with a sarcastic caption above it that reads "This won't be another disaster like the rail." ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 7, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 6:40 PM :: 1373 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... votes cast and bills introduced in Congress ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Pave way for office buildings to be converted into housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:39 AM :: 1561 Views :: Honolulu County, Development

... Bill 54 (2023), which would for a five-year period to facilitate the conversion of commercial buildings to multifamily residential units ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Allow owner-occupants of Residential A homes to apply for missed property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:30 AM :: 1505 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Resolution 23-243, which would give property tax relief to owner-occupants who failed to file for a homeowner exemption in 2022 and whose homes were taxed at the Residential A rate as a result ....

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Friday, October 6, 2023
Hawaii AG Investigating Fraudulent Lahaina Fundraising
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1884 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

... several unregistered fundraisers have registered with the department. Some fundraisers have voluntarily ceased solicitation, while other fundraisers are currently subject to further departmental review and scrutiny ....

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
‘Affordable’ housing costs $1500 per square foot?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 1972 Views :: Development, Cost of Living

... the average housing unit that cost $400,000 was only 260 square feet, about the size of a 16’x16′ room. That means the cost was $1,500 per square foot ....

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
Governor’s housing proclamation could be a ‘Pandora’s box’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:37 PM :: 1608 Views :: Maui County, Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

“...once in a while, go in and break the system....” 

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
VIDEO: ‘Innovative solutions’ to address housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:50 PM :: 1384 Views :: Development, Land Use

... if Hawaii wants more housing built, it should first reduce — or even eliminate — zoning regulations, particularly single-family zoning. Then it should do away with discretionary permitting ....

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
Hawaii AG Sues pharmacy benefit managers
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1434 Views :: Health Care

... The complaint alleges that the PBMs’ business practices have driven skyrocketing prices for brand-name prescription medications over the past decade ....

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
EPA Approves Red Hill Pre-Defueling Preparedness Report
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1597 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Decision paves way for safe defueling operations to begin ....

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Hawaii AG Appeals Butterfly Knife Ruling
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 1501 Views :: Second Amendment

... The petition seeks a full en banc review of a panel opinion issued in Teter v. Lopez on August 7, 2023 that invalidated Hawaii’s butterfly knife ban ....

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Hawaii AG Sues to Keep Feeding 'Gender Change' Drugs to Minors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:34 PM :: 1742 Views :: Family, Health Care

... "surgeries that remove or add body parts associated with a given gender – such as genital removal or breast removal" and "treatments using puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for the purpose of developing characteristics inconsistent with a child's sex." ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Molokai Reefs: DLNR Listening to Walter Ritte
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1736 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... Idea:  Let's go attack some Oahu fishermen again ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Transsexual flag flying outside the Fasi Municipal Building
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 1799 Views :: Honolulu County, Family

... City to celebrate Honolulu Pride Month ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Unlocking the Potential of the Public Land Trust
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:12 PM :: 1475 Views :: OHA

... A Path to Empower Native Hawaiians ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
DHHL Goes on Land-Buying Spree
By Selected News Articles @ 6:57 PM :: 2768 Views :: DHHL

"...Sixty lots have been acquired so far....”

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Think small to help resolve Kaua‘i’s housing crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:46 PM :: 1487 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Land Use

... allowing homebuilding on lot sizes smaller than currently allowed ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
VIDEO: Educating children hailed as key to preserving principles of liberty
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:37 PM :: 1515 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... We cannot carry on our country’s spirit of freedom and liberty without preparing the next generation to do so ....

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Monday, October 2, 2023
Lahaina Fire Caused by Anti-Cane Smoke Activism
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 2149 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

... Hawaii’s burn ban came about as a result of lawsuits and lobbying campaigns waged by activists and organizations, including Earthjustice and the Sierra Club. The effort succeeded in ending prescribed agricultural burns, which contributed to the demise of a historic 36,000-acre sugar plantation in 2016 ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 1712 Views :: Maui County, Land Use

... Are Hawaii’s water policies sufficient for fighting fires? ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
LahainaFires: 600 families put out of Hotels
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 2072 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 2,200 of the families displaced by the Maui wildfires who are receiving shelter in hotels and similar lodging have completed the required eligibility process ... 600 haven't ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1480 Views :: Maui County, Homelessness

... multiple military-grade tents, that can house a total of approximately 150 people ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Make sure to claim additional property tax relief in Honolulu
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:50 AM :: 2220 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Honolulu homeowners have until Oct. 2 to file for increased property tax exemptions that Grassroot Institute helped become law ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Let the Donor Beware
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:46 AM :: 1795 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics

... the fund directs the user to a page on ActBlue, a fund-raising platform used by Democrats ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
2A Victory: Hawaii County Concealed Carry Rules Rejected by Court
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 AM :: 2017 Views :: Hawaii County , Second Amendment

... Hawaii County must use the same form as Honolulu ....

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Before the Disaster: Hawaii Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1453 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Data are collected each month from sample establishments for the single pay period that includes the 12th of the month. ...

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 30, 2023
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 1581 Views :: Congressional Delegation

... Congress approves 45-day extension on Federal spending, temporarily averting shutdown and screwing Ukraine ....

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
EPA Consent Decree: Pollution Violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 1495 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

“This order ensures that the Kailua Treatment Plant continues to take steps to prevent any further bacteria exceedances in what the plant discharges into the ocean”

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1981 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... two people dead and three others injured ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Yes, in God’s Backyard
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:50 AM :: 1618 Views :: Development, Religion

... the 'Yes in God’s Backyard' law — makes it easier for churches and other religious institutions to build housing on their properties ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Maui Tourists Shift to Other Islands
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1578 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... In August 2023, visitor arrivals to Oahu +11.0%, Hawaii Island +4.1% and Kauai +9.0% increased while visitor arrivals to Maui -57.8% dropped significantly ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
New dashboard highlights areas of Hawaiʻi housing crisis
By UHERO @ 10:04 PM :: 1796 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... customize data reports based on location, with information such as property and rental market, demographics, zoning and housing stock ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Real Value of $100 in Honolulu $87.15
By Tax Foundation @ 7:37 PM :: 2149 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
... REAL VALUE OF $100 in Hawaii -- Honolulu $87.15 ... Maui County $89.25  ... Rest of State $92.46 ....
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
EPA: Civil Beat Publisher Profits from Sale of Illegal Pesticides
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2179 Views :: Environment, Ethics

...EPA alleges that eBay Sold Unlawful Pesticides, Prohibited Products Containing a Restricted Chemical and Illegal Devices that Defeat Pollution Controls on Motor Vehicles....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
RIP Leinaala Teruya Drummond
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:17 PM :: 1774 Views :: Family, Life, Religion

... Leinaala was the very first employee at Hawaii Family Forum ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Lawsuit: Hawaii Breaks Law on Voter Rolls
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:36 PM :: 1954 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii’s chief election officer violated the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to update voter registration rolls regularly ....

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