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Monday, November 27, 2023
"500 Mines Needed" to Make Green Energy Possible
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1890 Views :: Energy, Environment

... GreenPeace Attacks Mining Research Ship East of Hawaii ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Hawaii’s housing crisis deemed ’eminently solvable’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1254 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

... U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawai'i recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would incentivize state and local governments to liberalize housing regulations around transit projects ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
'Upzoning' to address need for homes on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:00 AM :: 1181 Views :: Maui County, Development

...Other ideas presented to legislators in a Shelter Working Group were enacting a 'YIGBY' bill and allowing prefabricated housing....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Wholesaling:  What You Don’t Know
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1280 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... you as a taxpayer can never really know, but you can protect yourself ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Medical certificate-of-need laws have little to do with actual need
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:38 AM :: 1113 Views :: Health Care

... Prospective healthcare providers need state permission before they can build new hospitals or offer other services in Hawaii ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Will history someday record an 'economic miracle' for Lahaina?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:20 AM :: 1201 Views :: Maui County, Development, Economy, Land Use

... how many years will depend on which path is taken ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2023
UH Assessing Hawaiʻi’s Geothermal Potential
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 1380 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

... the state’s lone geothermal plant on Hawaiʻi Island produces five times the amount of electricity as one of the state’s largest solar farms, while requiring 80% less land area ....

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Saturday, November 25, 2023
Public comment open on Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Study
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 1178 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... release of the Ala Wai Flood Risk Management draft General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for review and 45-day public comment period ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
Hawaii receives low marks for economic, personal freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1417 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... “It has among the strictest restrictions on residential building in the country. And in 2022, the state worsened the problem by enacting a statewide urban growth boundary that limits land development.” ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
JSC seeks Nominees for Several Judicial Vacancies
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1202 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Judiciary

... vacant judgeships on Oahu and Big island ....

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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 :: 4509 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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Thursday, November 23, 2023
Civil Beat Publisher Bankrolls Conservative Group Planning Next Trump Administration
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 PM :: 2586 Views :: Republican Party, Pierre Omidyar

... Civil Beat Publisher Pierre Omidyar gives $500K to "a controversial right-wing think tank that has been building the policy and personnel firmament for a second Trump administration" ....

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Thursday, November 23, 2023
Laughed out of Court: Libertarians Asked Federal Judge to ‘Disband Hawaii Republican Party’
By Court House News @ 1:31 PM :: 1878 Views :: Office of Elections, Republican Party

... Since 2020, Dicks and a rag-bag of co-plaintiffs have filed 13 ‘pro-se’ state suits and three ‘pro-se’ federal court suits on various complaints.  All have been summarily dismissed ....

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Thursday, November 23, 2023
The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 34418 Views :: National News

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
BWS files $1.2 billion claim over Red Hill damages
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 1211 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Honolulu's Board of Water Supply is seeking $1.2 billion from the U.S. Navy for costs associated with the fuel leak at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Green Socks are Expensive: $40M 'Stormwater Capture System' for Lahaina
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 1227 Views :: Maui County

... People may notice the Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the form of green “socks” or fences ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Hawaii Most Expensive Turkey in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1225 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... at $52.85, Hawaii has the highest average turkey prices of all the states ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Confirmed: Union Lawyer Appointed to Supreme Court
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 1320 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Labor

... Devens’ legal experiences go beyond corporate practice, having represented several labor unions, including the State of Hawaiʻi Organization of Police Officers, the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association, and more ....

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
DOBOR: We Knew Surf School Bidding Was Rigged
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1922 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Small Business

... After 'randomly' choosing four companies it turned out three of them are owned by the same person. ...

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Monday, November 20, 2023
Navy P-8A Poseidon Overshoots Runway Splashes in Kaneohe Bay, Crew Safe
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 PM :: 1460 Views :: Military

... A Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol airplane is in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay after attempting to land on a Marine Corps runway Monday afternoon ....

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Monday, November 20, 2023
VIDEO: Roseanne Barr Running for Governor of Hawaii?
By Video @ 5:03 PM :: 1740 Views :: Maui County, Republican Party

"...They're gonna keep their property, I swear...."

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Monday, November 20, 2023
Maui can take lead in ‘Yes in God’s backyard’ housing
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 AM :: 1335 Views :: Maui County, Development, Religion

... Family Life Center and King’s Cathedral in Kahului are partnering to put up 85 modular homes on 10 acres of the church’s land ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
VIDEO: Super-weird vigilante vessel known as the "Jones Act Enforcer"
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:03 PM :: 1550 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

... the "Jones Act Enforcer" tracks down and identifies violators of the 1920 protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Caldwell's COVID Slush Fund: 'Follow the Money'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:36 PM :: 1434 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

... you have to follow the money, especially when there’s a huge surge of funds given to the government to dole out ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Tax relief for properties that house Lahaina residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:21 PM :: 1279 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Bill 95 would exempt from the Maui County property tax all residential real property in Lahaina and other residential real property that was damaged or destroyed by the fires ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
UH enrollment up, community colleges see first increase since 2010
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 1173 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... Enrollment at the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi is up 1.2% in the fall 2023 semester compared to fall 2022 ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Lassner: Why I'm staying out of Gaza dispute
By Video @ 5:04 PM :: 1389 Views :: Higher Education

... I am not a professional politician or an international political influencer. Rather, I lead a complicated educational institution with an array of internal and external stakeholders who seldom agree about much of anything ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
The Lahaina Recovery Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1270 Views :: Maui County, Energy

... Claimants who want a distribution from the fund agree not to sue the fund contributors ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 18, 2023
By GovTrack .us @ 2:50 AM :: 1182 Views :: Congressional Delegation

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

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Let's not fall for all the Aloha Stadium hype
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:24 AM :: 1474 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Tourism

... even the slimmed down plan is worrisome ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Monsanto court victory in fight over Roundup cancer warnings
By Court House News @ 2:08 PM :: 1446 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

... the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate "is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans" ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
Enviros Call for Rules to Stop Invasive Bugs
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1136 Views

... the state Department of Agriculture has never adopted rules to prevent the intra-island sale of plants, soil, compost and other plant and garden products ....

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Saturday, November 18, 2023
VIDEO: Bissen open to Seizing Condotels Which Compete with Full-Service ILWU-Controlled Hotels
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 2249 Views :: Maui County, Development, Labor, Land Use

... 'Minatoya List' short-term rentals are condotels competing with the ILWU controlled hotels.  That is why they are being targeted ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Former Kauai PD Employee gets Jail for Embezzlement
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 1494 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics

... Hiranaka repaid the State of Hawaiʻi $75,633.25 in restitution ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1288 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association’s ‘State of Lung Cancer’ report reveals improvement in survival rate for people of color, examines toll of lung cancer state-by-state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii job count increases by 6,600
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 1281 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... unemployment on Maui Island stands at 7.4% ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
NRA Challenges Hawaii’s “Sensitive Places” Gun Law
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 1354 Views :: Second Amendment

... Hawaii “sensitive places” law makes it illegal to carry firearms throughout most of the state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Honolulu 'Equality' Score Jumps with Transgender 'Health' Benefits
By News Release @ 1:42 PM :: 1310 Views :: Honolulu County, Health Care, Police

...  Honolulu achieved additional points in this year’s rankings for having transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Telling Evening News Anchors What to Say: Carpenters Union Wages War Against Affordable Modular Housing on Kauai
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 4946 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Labor, Cost of Living

... Were you fooled when the Carpenters Union pretended to end its opposition to panelized construction after the Lahaina Fires?  Sucker ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
VIDEO: “60 Minutes” Chronicles Lahaina Fire
By Video @ 4:45 AM :: 2480 Views :: Maui County, Environment

... '60 Minutes' interviews DLNR forester .... 

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Water May Run Out due to Fire-Related Power Outages
By News Release @ 10:44 PM :: 1811 Views :: Hawaii County

"...an extended power outage could leave portions of DWS’ water systems empty and customers with no water...."

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Waianae: Feds Arrest Six for Cockfighting, Gamerooms, Meth
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 2636 Views :: Gambling, Drugs

... According to the Criminal Complaint, on three occasions in July 2021, Edward Caspino distributed approximately one pound of methamphetamine to an individual working with federal law enforcement ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Hawaii receives ‘F’ in Shared Hope International’s Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1371 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is one of 21 states that fail to prohibit the criminalization of minors for prostitution offenses, thus allowing commercially sexually exploited minors to be held criminally accountable for their own victimization ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Fronting for the Contractors: CNHA Hosting Debris Removal Meeting
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1541 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Military

...  CNHA fronts for the 8a contractors which scored the lucrative no-bid USACE contracts to clean up properties in Kula and Lahaina ....  

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Democrats Taking Applications for House Dist 10 Vacancy
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 1233 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County

... Applications will be accepted digitally beginning Wednesday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 28 ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Predatory Landlord Practices at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1876 Views :: Military, Cost of Living

... For most lessees, the increase is a $1,250 jump in rent per month. ...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Schatz: $20 Million For 'Native Hawaiian Climate Resilience'
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 1709 Views :: DHHL, Environment, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Schatz-Authored Provision Of Inflation Reduction Act Funds New Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Pentagon Plans Transfer of Red Hill Back to Navy
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1387 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Military

... Joint Task Force – Red Hill was in charge of defueling, while the Navy and the Department of Defense will take on the closure process ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Hawaii is the fourth most impacted state by retail crime in America
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 2434 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... $288 stolen per resident ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Felon Watch: Nan buying Grace Pacific from A&B
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 AM :: 3433 Views :: Ethics, Development, Rail

... convicted felon to gain even more control over Hawaii CIP projects .... 

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