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Stant and Choy plead guilty in $2 million bribery scheme.

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Weekly News Read
September 25, 2022
… Star-Adv: If we had better local oversight we could keep the Feds out of Hawaii ….
… some legislators checked with Choy’s lawyer to see whether they were also targets of the federal probe ….
… “we’ve received no indication from the House, following their caucus yesterday, that their chamber has the 2/3rds majority needed” — Kouchi ….
… OHA told CNHA on July 23, 2020, that it had found 37 noncompliant recipients in a random survey of 50 grant applicants ….
… in Orange County, Calif., judges signed off on 73% of child removals in the past year…. That compares to fewer than 10% in Hawaii over the most recent two years ….
… for improperly soliciting donations from lists of donors who had contributed to Gov. David Ige’s 2014 run for governor ….
… Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves because the cost of living is too high ….
… Not considering charter schools, enrollment dropped from 168,152 in 2018-19 to 156,518 in 2022-23, and it is projected to decrease further to 148,096 by 2027-28 ….
… 2022’s Best & Worst States for Teachers — Hawaii 51st ….
… high inflation, higher travel costs, and the Fed’s interest rate hikes will still adversely impact Hawaii households and businesses ….
… The purpose is to pick an insider who is just as compromised as the officers he supervises and therefore can be trusted not to reform them ….
… We are negotiating cash payments via the future master lease. These are our negotiating positions ….
… a tentative deal that would have the University of Hawaii take over development of a new Aloha Stadium of Halawa and its management ….
… more endorsements for Sam King for OHA ….
… the primary causes of Hawaii’s high housing prices are extensive land-use, zoning and other homebuilding-related regulations ….
… what to do about coastal homes with expired, temporary emergency State permits to “shore” up the land under their foundations ….
… Bill 10 would update the county’s land-use regulations for agricultural, residential, commercial, nonprofit, government and other uses ….
… Hawaii Department of Transportation has been studying implementation of a Road Usage Charge ….
… Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam SPCC Inspection Report …. BPHH Underground Storage Tank Report ….
… Rear Adm. John Wade as the Commander of the Joint Task Force of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility ….
… The state received a score of 34% based on 29 items that formed six groups of safeguards ….
… a Maui county commission denied the Spirit of Aloha Temple’s application for a permit to hold religious services on its ag-zoned property in Hana ….
… City boards, commissions and committees which currently have vacant positions, including openings on the Honolulu Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation ….
… Once construction is completed, red-light runners at the Phase 1 intersections will begin to receive warning letters….
… Ige signed a fourth emergency proclamation to allow the continuation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits in line with the federal COVID emergency ….
… The meeting with President Tsai reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s strong democracy. …
… all subject to confirmation hearings before a Senate Special Session ….
…The City & County of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit for homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements. …
… bills introduced and votes in Congress ….

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