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Weekly News Read
June 19, 2022
… Green hired Brooke Wilson, the former political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters, as his chief of staff ….
… Kaneshiro was on paid leave for two years ….
… Jake Delaplane, assigned to the career criminal division of the prosecutor’s office, which was headed by Katherine Kealoha, was Rudy Puana’s divorce attorney and business partner ….
… hours after this story hit, the new Chief was suddenly sworn in ….
… is the protection of ‘FOP’ (friends and family of the police) so ingrained in the force that they need not hear directly from Joe Logan to know that they should let his meth addict son off the hook again and again? ….
… Progressive Caucus Chair Rep Matt Lopresti is a drunk and a thief and he may lose to a Republican in 2022 ….
… Hawaii teacher bragged about sex with 13-year-old boy during school lunch breaks, shared child porn with fellow teacher: Feds ….
… Attorney Gregory Meyers is currently under a criminal investigation initiated by our office for Witness Tampering in a criminal case. The Kauai Police Department is currently investigating this as a criminal matter with the investigation ongoing (will the Senate make Meyers a Judge on Tuesday?) ….
… “I was never asked to be involved with the bid from CNHA, and I have no idea how I ended up in the bid documents for CNHA” ….
… Our favorite condo increased over last year about 30%, next year it increases another 65% ….
… All the mineral-based products we tested failed SPF or UVA tests – and shockingly several products failed on both counts ….
… Honolulu police might limit amount of overtime officers can work, in response to audit ….
… While the public was kept out of the Capitol, Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC`s lobbyist had a desk in the office of the so-called ‘author’ of SB2510, Sen DelaCruz ….
… VanderLey said there’s no indication that there are problems with the tanks, but that the distribution system, including the pipelines and valves, is in need of repairs ….
… BJ Penn’s family once supported Aiona’s campaign. Penn’s supporters say Aiona is a respected family friend. Hawaii News Now asked Aiona if that made it awkward or difficult to run against Penn and others in the minority GOP. “You hit it right on the head,” said Aiona. “So that made it difficult, yes. So this is why it was a very tough decision,” he added….
… Demographia United States Housing Affordability – 2022 Edition Released ….
… State-local taxes paid $8,410 — 14.1% of income ….
… to Further Remediate, Defuel and Close Red Hill and Move the Fuel to More Strategic Locations Elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific ….
… Another world is possible. A world where girls can get away with anything ….
… Hawaii has averaged 68 catalytic converter thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles in just the first four months of 2022 ….
… Gouveia was previously sentenced by the Court in 2005 to ten years imprisonment for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine ….
… Hawaii’s labor force increased by 7,400 people from May 2021 to May 2022 ….
… the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.1 percent in April ….
… Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment rate in Hawaii using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ….
… how Hawaii compares on the ten most common household bills ….
… From a rate of 1.9% in 2018, inflation jumped to 7.1% in 2021 and was 8.2% as of April 2022 ….
… A confluence of events both in Hawaii and nationwide has led to a growing chorus of voices calling for either waivers from or reform of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act ….
“…Evidence of the Unintended Labor Scheduling Implications of the Minimum Wage….”
… Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion ….
… In September 2021, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved ten legislative proposals ….
… Hawaii and Massachusetts top the 2022 State Scorecard rankings, based on overall performance across 56 measures of health care access and quality, service use and cost, health disparities, and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 ….
“…In many concentrated insurance markets such as Hawaiʻi, insurers have few incentives to negotiate lower prices. They can easily pass these costs onto premiums without losing market share….”
… Hawaii also ranks the highest among U.S. states, with a DI score of 78.4% for millennials ….
… data compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas such as annual income, unemployment rate and homeownership rate ….

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