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Sunday, May 26, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1088 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

... secret instructions from the Director of Taxation to his staff ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
SB2475 on Governor’s Desk: Creates Database of School Child Molesters
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 704 Views :: Education K-12

... If approved by the Governor, SB2475 CD1 would go into effect on July 1, 2024 ....

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Sunday, May 26, 2024
Targeting scapegoats affects us all
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:21 AM :: 755 Views :: Kauai County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... One of the most persistent myths in Hawaii politics is that you can target a single group with a tax hike and not affect anyone else ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
Bills that will ‘truly help the people of Hawaii’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 901 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

... huge wins in the areas of taxes, healthcare and housing reform ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
DoH Awards Ambulance Contract for Maui, Kauai
By News Release @ 3:41 AM :: 746 Views :: Kauai County, Maui County, Health Care

... Hawai‘i State Department of Health awards ground ambulance contracts to American Medical Response ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
HB2404 Tax Cut 'the biggest news of the season'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 714 Views :: Taxes

... HB2404 will lower the state income tax burden for average families by almost 70% by 2031 and save taxpayers roughly $5 billion during that same period ....

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 452 Views :: World News, Law Enforcement

... Both Ma and CC #1 worked for the CIA ­­­­— CC #1 from 1967 until 1983, Ma from 1982 until 1989 ....

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Friday, May 24, 2024
UHPA: Legislators' Retaliation Games Endanger UH Outside Funding
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 888 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, Labor

"These legislators continually criticize, find fault, and introduce legislation intent on diminishing the work carried out at UH."

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Friday, May 24, 2024
Podcast: The Second Amendment Implications of Hawaii Legalizing Butterfly Knives
By Video @ 5:18 AM :: 1368 Views :: Second Amendment

... nobody really expected a blanket reversal on how Hawaii treats bladed weapons ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Green Announces Plan: Fly 3,000 Lahaina Survivors to Mainland
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 3571 Views :: Maui County, Tourism, Cost of Living

... To make a buck, CNHA will help move Hawaiians out of Hawaii ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Jones Act beneficiaries schizophrenic about China
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:43 PM :: 942 Views :: Jones Act

... Carriers such as Matson and Pasha say the Jones Act is a “line of defense” against China, yet are happy to do business with China when it suits them ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoH: No Jet Fuel Found in Navy Water System
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 726 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... no petroleum or jet fuel compounds were detected in 15 drinking water samples collected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) and Aliamanu Military Reservation (AMR)—12 from homes at JBPHH and AMR and three from source water shafts ....

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
DoE Begins Process of Convincing Lahaina Community to Accept School Relocation Plan
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 845 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... HIDOE presents three possible sites to rebuild permanent campus for King Kamehameha III Elementary ....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
At UH Manoa, ASUH Sponsors Anti-Semites
By Selected News Articles @ 2:58 PM :: 971 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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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Sue Big Pharma: State Scores $900M Jackpot
By News Release @ 12:16 AM :: 1039 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

"they did not update their label”

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Green Cuts off Food to Lahaina Survivors
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 2001 Views :: Maui County

... FEMA's current extension for the Non-Congregate Sheltering (NCS) Program is now set for June 10, 2024. On May 31, 2024, the state of Hawaiʻi will cease its feeding operations ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Latest Cockfighting Arrests ‘No Surprise’ after Hawaii Senate Fails on HB 1980
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 958 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Five people were arrested over the weekend during what police say was a cockfight raid at a gathering on the Kaloli Drive end of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna ....

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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 :: 891 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

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

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
DHHL: After Hawaiian Tel Auction Buy, Criminal Al Hee's Sandwich Isles Scam Causing 'phone and internet disruptions'
By News Release @ 4:47 PM :: 1930 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

...At a May 20, 2024, US Marshall’s Auction on the steps of the Honolulu Federal Courthouse, Hawaiian Tel won ownership of the former assets of Sandwich Isles Communications....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Derek Turbin Elected Chair of Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 971 Views :: Democratic Party

... The Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi’s 2024 Convention concluded on Saturday evening with over 400 delegates ...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
GET exemption could be turning point in Hawaii healthcare crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:48 AM :: 950 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... This year, the Legislature finally listened to their pleas and passed SB1035 ....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
UHERO Factbook: 80% of Hawaii Families Cannot Afford Mortgage
By UHERO @ 4:54 AM :: 960 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Twenty-eight percent of Hawaii residents spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and only 1-in-5 households can afford a median-priced home mortgage ....

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2024
By GovTrack .us @ 7:28 PM :: 880 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Secret Administrative Directives, Part 1
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1132 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Taxes

... DoTax claims Administrative Directives are for “Internal Use” and are not to be disclosed to the public ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a slush fund—Where is the money going?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:54 PM :: 3368 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Ironically, OHA is repeating the error of Hawaiian Kingdom royals who exploited their own people and relied on an alliance with businessmen ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Plan to ban thousands of TVRs on Maui has rocky road ahead
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:16 PM :: 2398 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Tourism

... The plan will have its first hearing on June 25 before the Maui Planning Commission ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Honolulu cuts budget by $40M; Grassroot says ‘keep going’
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 PM :: 1007 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Most of the targeted savings would come from the operating budget of the city’s Department of Information Technology ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May
By News Release @ 2:16 AM :: 946 Views :: Higher Education

... CLUE: Dobelle and Greenwood are both still alive ....

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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Defend Hawaii: Miske Lawyer Celebrates Kaneshiro Corruption Victory, Tells Feds to Pack Up and Leave
By Court House News @ 2:06 AM :: 4755 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement

... The quirky panel of 14 jurors had been coordinating outfits by color most days throughout the duration of trial ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
The Dire Cost of Disinformation
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:58 PM :: 1497 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

... the very first coconut rhinoceros beetle was detected here in Hawaii 11 years ago ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Guam Congressional candidates united for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:52 PM :: 1087 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

"What would you do to rescind or revise the Jones Act?”

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Oahu Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraudulent Check Scheme
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 914 Views :: Law Enforcement

... Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced Phong Duy Le, 49, of Honolulu, Hawaii to 29 months in federal prison ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Tupola Proposal Lowest TVR Property Taxes for 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:16 AM :: 1189 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Resolution 24-61 would set the property tax rates for fiscal year 2025 ....

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Friday, May 17, 2024
Census: Hawaii cities shrinking as state population decreases
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 1118 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
Tax cut great. Now let’s cut regulations.
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:31 PM :: 1027 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... there is still plenty of work to be done to reduce the cost of living in Hawaii ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Akina lauds Legislature’s Lahaina-response spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 1097 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... legislators earmark $1 billion to cover costs such as emergency housing and rental assistance ....

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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 :: 2506 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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Thursday, May 16, 2024
40% of Lahaina Burn Zone Survivors Face Difficulty Accessing Medical Care
By UHERO @ 2:54 PM :: 1053 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... More than four in ten people reported difficulties accessing medical care and medications, compared to about one in ten before the fires ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Feds Designate 2,000,000 Acres of Hawaii as 'Sentinel Landscapes'
By Ed Case @ 2:02 AM :: 1366 Views :: Environment, Congressional Delegation, Land Use, Military

... The program creates partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, private landowners, land managers and non-profits to preserve sensitive lands and resources near military bases ....

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Thursday, May 16, 2024
Curt Otaguro Named new Boss of Airports Division
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 1296 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... In his previous roles as State Comptroller and Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the Department of Education, Otaguro managed facilities on a large scale as well as complex Capital Improvement Projects ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
How DHS Policy Change Drives Homeless Count UP, UP, UP
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 1333 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... Effective Feb 1, 2017, the Hawaii DHS mandated more square footage per shelter bed, thus reducing the profitibility of homeless shelters and reducing the number of beds available.  The obvious result of this policy change is before us ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Honolulu Highest Inflation in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 5:44 PM :: 1234 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... WalletHub compared 23 major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Hawaii Supreme Court says goodbye to federalism
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 PM :: 1992 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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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Environmentalists hit snag in Navy fuel contamination case  
By Court House News @ 5:05 PM :: 1154 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... may have to wait until ongoing defueling is completed ....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Closing arguments begin in high-profile Hawaii bribery trial
By Court House News @ 2:40 PM :: 1206 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... trial of former Honolulu prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro, businessman Dennis Mitsunaga and co-defendants facing accusations of conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery ....

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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 :: 3838 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
Blasting and drilling to begin soon at the Kilohana temporary housing site
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 763 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Development

... The USACE lead contractor on the project, Aktarius, LLC dba Dawson AKT ....

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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 :: 1928 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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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Final witness testifies as former prosecutor’s corruption trial draws to a close in Hawaii
By Court House News @ 2:22 PM :: 1178 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement

... Prosecutors say businessman Dennis Mitsunaga used hefty campaign contributions to exert influence over Hawaii's political landscape ....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
SB930 Signed into Law: New Rental Application Fee Rules
By News Release @ 4:45 AM :: 745 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... the law prohibits a landlord from charging an applicant for a residential dwelling unit, a tenant screening fee that is more than the actual cost to obtain information ....

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