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“How Christmas came to Hawaii…As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace.”

Views expressed in this Hawaii State News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 26 December 2022, 0438 UTC.

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Weekly News Read
December 25, 2022
… As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace….
“…Public corruption is a top priority for the FBI and this office, and we will continue aggressively pursuing these allegations at every level….”
… rumors circulating within HPD that both Kat Kealoha and her husband maintained personal relationships on the side ….
… After breaking through the police line in the Crypt, the mob pursued USCP officers as they retreated ….
… the budget is an increase of $2.04 billion or 13% in the first year and $1.82 billion or 11% in the second fiscal year ….
… the detailed map resembles a sprawling anemone ….
… we’re on vacation and we want two paid days off from our vacation ….
… Hawaii English test scores relative to US average: Female: 0.07 grades above US average — Male: 1.04 grades below US average ….
… “You know, I was mad. I was angry that this is just an arbitrary number” ….
… property tax bill he’d been paying the past 18 years went from the $200 minimum tax to $1,127.61 based on his property assessment being ‘adjusted’ ….
… The extensive use of emergency declarations is a sign, almost an acknowledgement, that the system is broken ….
… Rising seas and increased flooding could eventually release, spread and mix together a host of chemicals contaminating more than 800 sites across Hawaii … Those sites are separate from the thousands of cesspools that pollute Hawaii’s watersheds….
… and you’re gonna pay them to build it ….
… a complaint made in 2007 bumbles through three administrations ….
… Hawaii is the fourth-worst state in the country when it comes to requiring occupational licenses ….
… The emergency rule is effective for 120 days (eff. 12/5/2022 – 4/4/2023) ….
“…You’re going to have to earn something like that….”
… Since the state Land Use Commission was created in 1976, “there’s just been a massive falloff on development,” Akina said. Indeed, only 2% of Hawaii island’s land is committed to urban housing and development. Statewide, that percentage is 4% for Kauai and Maui and 26% for Oahu. …
… assessments of all real property on Oahu went up by 12.4% compared with the previous year. And that’s just the average ….
… According to the Index, Hawaii’s areas for improvement include business environment (ranked 51st), economic quality (ranked 51st), infrastructure (ranked 35th) and education (ranked 28th) ….
… From credit card debt and student loans, to mortgages and medical bills ….
… revenue will continue to fall short of spending absent policy changes ….
… More than a quarter of Hawaii’s urban roads come in at more than 170 inches per mile on the International Roughness Index (IRI), a measure of how much a vehicle vibrates based on the roughness of the road and how the wheel hits it ….
… Department of Navy Delivers Third-Party Analysis of Alternatives for Closure of Red Hill Tanks, Formally Requests Permanent ‘Closure in Place’ ….
… EPA is asking for comments on the proposed order and will host a public meeting the week of January 16, 2023, to go over details of the order and answer questions ….
… Lawmakers Demand Answers On Report That Information On Previous Leak Was Withheld From Regulators; Delegation: Investigation Should Not Delay Defueling ….
… Bill Includes More Than Half A Billion Dollars In New Earmark Funding Secured By Schatz; Also Includes New And Increased Funding To Shut Down Red Hill, Strengthen Housing, Health Care, Education Programs In Hawai‘i ….
… “We had no idea this was in the works,” said Lori Kahikina, HART’s CEO and executive director ….
… Green submits the Executive Budget for Fiscal Biennium to the Legislature and announces the release of nearly $50 million in grants to non-profit communities ….
… if you don’t go where you aren’t invited, it’s fine ….
… Wire Fraud Conspiracy, Identity Theft While on Federal Supervised Release for Sex Trafficking ….
… Jobs increased by 25,800 over-the-year ….
… The attorneys general warned about possible abuse of a proposed rule requiring refunds when there’s a significant change in flight itinerary ….
… Visitor Satisfaction and Activity Survey Includes Data from Six Major Market Areas for the First Time in Two Years ….
… bills introduced and votes cast in Congress ….

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