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  • Hawaii named 'worst state to make a living' ... again

    06/25/2017 4:47:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | JUne 23, 2017 | Staff
    At least we're consistent: For a seventh straight year, Hawaii has been named the worst state to make a living thanks to its astronomical cost of living.
  • Hawaii could become the first state to offer its citizens universal basic income after bill passes

    06/18/2017 10:25:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 104 replies ^ | 6/17/17 | Matthew Wright
    Full Title...........................Hawaii could become the first state to offer its citizens universal basic income after bill passes through both houses of state legislature.....................It may have been the last state to join the United States, but Hawaii may trail blaze and become the first to offer guaranteed basic income. A bill was recently passed through both the houses and state legislature in a unanimous vote that declares that all Hawaiians 'deserve basic financial security' and prompts state agencies to look over 'universal basic income' along with other policy. 'As innovation and automation and inequality disrupt our economy, we want to make...
  • Hearing denied on PTA monitoring

    06/17/2017 3:41:20 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 16, 2017 | TOM CALLIS
    The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board rejected requests for a hearing related to Pohakuloa Training Area’s radiation monitoring plan. The board, under the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said Tuesday the petitioners lacked standing or did not submit an admissible contention. The petitioners — Jim Albertini, Cory Harden, Ruth Aloua and Hawane Rios — sought to intervene on an amendment for the Army’s license covering past use of depleted uranium in spotting rounds at PTA. The monitoring plan is a requirement of that license.
  • Hawaii Just Became The First US State To Pass A Bill Supporting Basic Income (UBI)

    06/15/2017 3:12:59 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-15-2017 | Dom Galeon, Futurism
    Innovation and forward-thinking may be Hawaii's two biggest exports in 2017. Earlier this month, the state earned the distinction of being the first in the U.S. to formally accept the provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement after President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the nation from it, and now, Hawaii is taking the lead in embracing yet another innovative idea: universal basic income (UBI). On June 15, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee wrote a Reddit post about House Concurrent Resolution 89, a bill he says he introduced in order to "start a conversation about our future." According to Lee, "After...
  • Kayaks, snorkel gear stolen from soldiers at Kawaihae

    06/13/2017 2:37:13 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 13 , 2017 | Tiffany DeMasters
    The United Service Organization, also known as USO, supports military, active duty, retired, all veterans and morale. Part of that support on Hawaii Island has been providing swim gear for recreational activities for troops training at a military compound at the Kawaihae harbor for the past nine years.
  • ICTP President Lipman writes to his new friend Ivanka Trump about women Curators and SUN Centers

    05/28/2017 4:15:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    eTurbo News - Global Travel Industry News ^ | May 28, 2017 | Juergen T. Steinmetz
    Ivanka Trump is the “first daughter” in the United States of America. Her father, US President Donald Trump has been a controversial figure when it comes to climate change and tourism. Geoffrey Lipman can be considered a senior celebrity in the travel and tourism world. Lipman is president of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and co-founder of SUN. ICTP is a Haleiwa, Hawaii-based association of tourism destinations and stakeholders with members in more than 100 countries. Brussels based Professor Lipman has a unique proposal to the first daughter and pledged to have SUN Centers manned only by women...
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • Waimea Hawaii businesses jumping into the HATE TRUMP deep end !

    05/14/2017 3:09:11 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 98 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | May 14 , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    This is shocking and this is what’s happened in my little town of Waimea: My eye dr for over 20 years , Dr Fischer, who disagreed with my political views that he read about in a letter I wrote to the editor to WHT, refused to return my calls for a medical emergency. I had returned home from D.C. where I had met candidate Donald Trump . I called his office 4 times and no one returned my calls. I finally just went in. I had a tumor growing in my eye as diagnosed from the urgent care clinic here...
  • Nevada pit bull mauls 6-month-old baby to death

    05/11/2017 8:33:32 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies ^ | May 11, 2017
    A 6-month-old from Hawaii was mauled to death Monday by her family's pit bull. Layla Tsuda, who said she was with the girl, told KHON-TV that the baby was playing in a baby walker inside their home in northwest Las Vegas valley when she was attacked. Tsuda reportedly went to the bathroom and when she came back she found the dog mauling the girl. Tsuda was able to stop the attack, but the baby already suffered major injuries, according to KTNV. The child was rushed to the hospital where she died.
  • Sending a message: Hundreds turn out for People’s Climate March in Kailua-Kona

    04/30/2017 4:17:02 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Apr 29 , 2017 | Chelsea Jensen
    From Kailua-Kona to Hilo to the marquee event Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C., thousands of like-minded folks nationwide took to the streets on Saturday to demand action on climate change and take aim at the Trump Administration’s policies they say are an assault on the environment.
  • ...[A]dmiral says the U.S. should consider adding ballistic missile interceptors in Hawaii

    04/26/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2017 | Dan Lamothe
    The top U.S. military officer in the Pacific said Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today” with a ballistic missile attack and that the Pentagon should consider adding new ballistic missile interceptors and defensive radar there to counter that possibility. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee there are already “sufficient” ballistic missile interceptors protecting the United States at Fort Greely in Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But he added there is a possibility that not every missile...
  • Why Did Vice President Pence Shorten His Hawaii Trip to Return to Washington?

    04/25/2017 4:09:54 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Hours ago, Vice President Pence made headlines by shortening his trip to Hawaii so that he could fly back to Washington D.C. Pence’s original plans to visit the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor have also been put on hold. Speculations about the swift change of the Vice President’s plans have been attributed to the Friday deadline that Congress must meet in order to pass a new spending package. The impending doom of a government shutdown awaits them if they are not successful. Additionally, the White House is scheduled to release a new tax reform plan this week. Given the following,...
  • Just Back From Syria, Rep. Gabbard Brings Message: 'There Are No Moderate Rebels'

    04/07/2017 5:39:33 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    CNSnews ^ | January 26, 2017 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, says she made a secret, four-day trip to Syria -- meeting with ordinary people and even President Bashar al-Assad -- because the suffering of the Syrian people "has been weighing heavily on my heart." "I wanted to see if there was in some small way, a way that I could express the love and the aloha and the care that the American people have for the people of Syria, and to see firsthand what was happening there, to see that situation there," Gabbard told CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper on Wednesday.
  • Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is knocked down to size

    04/09/2017 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 72 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 7, 2017 | Editorial Board
    The outdoor jail that was Mr. Arpaio’s marquee undertaking was a travesty. Ostensibly established to save money and deter criminals, who presumably would want to avoid sweltering in desert heat, it failed on both counts. In fact, closing the encampment will save taxpayers some $4.5 million annually. And in a recent study, the inmates there said they preferred the facility, the heat notwithstanding, to the cramped cells in conventional jails. In announcing that the encampment would be closed, after 24 years, Mr. Arpaio’s successor, Paul Penzone, a Democrat, said, “Starting today, the circus ends, and the tents come down.” Mr....
  • Hawaii LGBT couples seek equal access to fertility treatment

    04/09/2017 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 9, 2017 10:08 AM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother. They did not know at the time that if they were a heterosexual couple, they might have saved that money. Now, Smith and other members of Hawaii’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are lobbying for equal access to the financial help married, heterosexual couples enjoy under state law. They are pushing legislation that would require insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization for more couples, including making Hawaii the first state to require the coverage...
  • Attorney General [ of Hawaii ] defends travel ban lawsuit in Waimea

    04/07/2017 3:24:54 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | Aopr. 7 , 2017 | Max Dible
    “On this issue, on immigration, I feel like we have a story to tell. I feel like we have something to say that is different and unique and special to Hawaii,” said Chin, adding other states’ arguments focus solely on the adverse economic impact of the order. “To me, there’s so much that is deeper than that. It’s not just the money. It’s not just the tourism dollars or the college education dollars. It’s the assault on our culture. It’s the assault on just kind of the values that Hawaii really stands for.”
  • Join the Protest Today Against Hawaii AG Chin

    04/06/2017 12:29:31 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 4 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Apr. 6th , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    Come and JOIN the protest today , fronting Waimea School in Waimea (Kamuela ) From 5:00 PM until dark Protesting the Frivolous Lawsuit filed by Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin against the Legal and Legitimate Presidential Executive Order ,signed by President Donald J. Trump , protecting the nation and the American people against unvetted immigrants or refugees from 6 specified Middle Eastern and African countries , which are well known hotbeds of radical Islamist terrorism . Bring polite signs , Trump-Pence campaign signs , U.S. Flags AG DOUG CHIN DOES NOT SPEAK FOR US ! We Support Our President –...
  • Trump administration appeals court ruling on revised travel ban

    03/31/2017 6:48:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff
    The Trump administration is appealing a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling blocking President Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorneys from the Department of Justice appealed the earlier ruling on Thursday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The move comes a day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a longer-lasting hold on key provisions of Trump’s executive order.
  • Protest outside PTA as military training heats up

    03/31/2017 3:19:41 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 30, 2017 | Nancy Cook Lauer
    Their oli were loud, but the teeth-rattling boom of sporadic mortar rounds was louder, as more than 50 protesters employed Native Hawaiian chants to express their opposition to the latest series of training exercises at the U.S. Army garrison. As 15-20 mph gusts whipped their flags, homemade signs and in one case, a surfboard, the protesters faced the facility across Saddle Road on Wednesday, several with mouths and noses covered by surgical masks or kerchiefs. They decried war, sought environmental protections and cited health concerns from the artillery disturbing the depleted uranium that the Army has acknowledged still contaminates the...
  • Federal judge extends Hawaii block of Trump’s travel ban

    03/29/2017 8:03:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | AP
    HONOLULU – A federal judge in Hawaii is extending his order that blocks President Donald Trump’s travel ban until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the written ruling Wednesday after hearing arguments.