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Hawaii lawmakers honor Trump lobbyist after she pleads guilty.

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Weekly News Read
November 20, 2022
… One thing we all need to remember is how we got to this point ….
… Two generations of Lum ‘goodness’ begin in 1985 when the Lums helped John Waihee get a bill to sign legalizing golf courses on ag land. As a result the Maunawili Royal Hawaiian Golf Course became a $43M property overnight. This was the beginning of the Clinton Asian Money Scandals and the beginning of the Akaka Bill. ….
… in such operations, one thing can easily lead to another, eventually becoming something big. For example ….
… Alm shared the violation history of seven HOPE probationers convicted of an array of felonies, including burglary, criminal property damage, terroristic threatening, promoting a dangerous drug and forgery, who racked up multiple violations before any motion to revoke their release ….
… the defendants, who had never met C.K. before, stormed onto his property and demanded that he pack his things and leave, threatening to “tie [him] up and drag [him]” and make him “go missing” ….
… Rethinking HTA’s “Regenerative Tourism Fee” ….
… Maybe they will uncover a body or find some meth packets or shell casings ….
… This round of legal problems have likely greatly diminished Kinney’s value as a witness against Mike Miske ….
… A 41-year-old Kauai man who agreed to run drugs and collect money for a drug trafficking organization headed by a former Kauai County Council member and supplied by Samoan gang members ….
… “He’s trying to be a vigilante and take matters into his own hands, bullying people, trying to assert himself.” ….
… Nearly 5,000 mail and dropbox ballots in the general election have not been counted because they have missing or mismatched signature issues on the return envelope ….
… Steering Republicans to defeat after defeat: Like Trump, Tulsi Gabbard is immensely helpful to Democrats ….
… “I’m not ready to retire yet.” ….
… many Hawaii families are taking a hard look at their finances and calculating how inflation and recession will affect their holiday plans, if not their entire economic futures ….
… The state’s need for healthcare professionals has grown 76 percent – from 2,200 job openings in 2019 to 3,873 openings today ….
… Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ….
… on June 15, 2015, Taum supervised his two co-Defendants and a third correctional officer while they transported an inmate across the facility. The inmate became frightened in the course of the transfer ….
“…higher inflation will pressure pension liabilities via rising employee wages, which raise projected benefits, and automatic cost of living adjustment mechanisms….”
… “They allowed him to remain on campus unsupervised and on the day of the incident he had with him on campus a gun and an ax” ….
… these bills are a knee-jerk reaction to the Bruen decision ….
… Hawaii County has scheduled another hearing for Bill 220 Draft 3 – Sensitive Places which bans CCW in certain places ….
… Senate announces new Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2023 ….
… Hawai‘i will have more out elected LGBTQIA+ officials at one time than we ever had in the history of our state ….
… UPDATE: GOP comes up 40 votes short ….
… If we don’t demand action, follow up on our demands, and show the consequences at the ballot box, then we have failed in our civic duty ….
… Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency proclamation today extending Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotment benefits through January 16, 2023 ….
… Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ….
… wind resources are forecast to be lower than usual ….
… Momoa suggests that water in aluminum cans is more environmentally friendly ….
“…It’s currently estimated that the facility closure process will take three years to complete….”
… Andrew Salas, a former member of the House of Representatives and former Secretary of Commerce for the NMI, first filed the suit ….
DLNR Sweeps ’til Na Pali Coast ‘devoid of craziness … In October a team hauled out 820-pounds of rubbish in three helicopter sling loads ….
… Bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ….

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Russ Roberts

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