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September 17 2023

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Lawsuit: Green Greed behind Lahaina Deaths

… between 2019 and 2022, Hawaiian Electric invested less than $245,000 on wildfire-specific projects on the island. Instead, Hawaiian Electric instead spent millions of dollars towards efforts to achieve a 100 percent renewable energy goal, which earned Company executives bonuses ….

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Lahaina: “I will rebuild on my land”

“…one of the best ways to heal is to make home rebuilding as streamlined and quick as possible….”

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“How ’bout give the people their homes back.”

… Joe Rogan and Tulsi Gabbard on the government screwing over the residents of Maui to take their land ….

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Rebuild? Give More Rights to Lahaina Property Owners

… policies the Maui Council can implement to boost the County’s economy and encourage reconstruction in Lahaina ….

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Building Permit: A Six-Year Odyssey

… “the 100% lunacy of TAG’s six-year odyssey to obtain a building permit to renovate what is now The Brad Powell Theatre.” ….

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Bribery: Last DPP Criminal Sentenced

… employees of the DPP took bribes in exchange for performing official acts at DPP ….

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‘Toxic Ash’ is excuse to keep residents away from burned homes

… Gov. Josh Green has said his administration will decide who gets to reenter Lahaina and when ….

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“You guys gone kick them out? Where are they going?”

… Growing fury from Maui residents over the direction of early wildfire recovery efforts ….

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Emergency action plans are critical to disaster response, experts say. Where was Maui’s?

… A 2019 survey found 99% of counties have one. But Maui? ….

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HECO Lahaina Rebuild Plan? More Rate Hikes

… but if HECO management is found to have been negligent, consumers cannot be made to foot the bill ….

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Will HECO Ratepayers Pay? ATF in no rush to decide cause of fire

… Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Charts New Delaying Path for Outage Investigation ….

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Oprah Winfrey ‘terrorized and vilified’ over her Hawaii relief fund

… “I will say this. I came out of this experience with so much more compassion for young kids, because I was thinking, what if I didn’t really know who I am? It will take you out. So all of the online attacks, lies, conspiracy theories, really took the focus off of what was the most important thing, which is the people of Maui.” ….

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Maui devastation will worsen statewide housing crisis

“…we can’t continue to do nothing and expect the problem to just go away….”

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Lahaina: The Price List

… the price list is buried in Maui vs HECO ….

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Maui Fires: US House Committee Sets Oversight Hearing

… The hearing will take place on September 28, 2023, and the following individuals are expected to testify ….

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Six House Working Groups Investigate Lahaina Fires

… Each working group will produce a preliminary report by November 1 and deliver a final report by December 15, 2023 ….

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Green Revises Housing Emergency Proclamation–calls it ‘affordable’

… Here are some of the highlights: Adds “affordable” housing to the title ….

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Green: Housing Emergency Order Will no longer cover Lahaina

… This ain’t over yet: Separate Lahaina ‘Authority’ will make Lahaina into the next Kakaako ….

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Star-Adv: Lahaina Distraction Can Allow Insiders to Clean up on Aloha Stadium Scheme

… Lahaina Distraction Can Help Rail Silence Critics, Get Away with more wrongdoing ….

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Lawyer: New housing proclamation ‘still unlawful’

… “If the governor wants to change the laws, he should use his actual lawful powers and call the Legislature into special session.” ….

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More Unconstitutional Tax Ideas: Governor Suggests Charging ‘Climate Impact Fee’ To Visitors

… Clue: Crandall v Nevada SCOTUS 1868 ….

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Lahaina Death Toll Lowered from 115 To 97

… FBI released the fourth list of the names of 31 individuals who have been reported unaccounted for ….

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VIDEO: What caused the Maui wildfires?

… In this video, we explore what happened and how to make sure it never happens again ….

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VIDEO: James O’Keefe goes undercover in Lahaina

… suing Governor Josh Green for this blatant infringement on our 1st Amendment rights ….

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More than 11% of workers in Maui County file for unemployment after deadly wildfires

… There have been 10,448 new claims for unemployment in Maui County in the four weeks since the fires struck ….

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Hawaii: Bothered by Cost of Living? Wait ‘til you see Cost of Dying

… second highest cost of funerals and end-of-life medical care ….

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How Biden’s Approval Rating in Hawaii Has Changed Since Taking Office

… The 7-percentage point decline was the seventh smallest among states ….

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SD22 Waianae: Alfred “Braddah Al” Keaka Medeiros vs Maile Shimabukuro

… Brenton Awa loses 2-1…unless he comes up with TWO winning Republican Senate candidates for 2024 ….

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Dozens Of Leading Democrats Call For State Party Chairman Dennis Jung to Resign

… Jung suggested the party may not have enough money to carry out plans for a presidential preference poll next year ….

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Hawaii Republicans complain about one-party rule, but offer few credible candidates

… the problem is bigger than one party having a monopoly on power. It’s that neither party has produced a leadership or agenda capable of handling the difficult problems threatening our state ….

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Hawaii Republicans Elect New Party Chair

… Tamara McKay Chair, Kaulana Fenton Lee First Vice Chair ….

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Can Hawaii Republicans Stop Vexatious Litigants?

“… Honolulu County Chair Steve Lipscomb, former State Chair candidate Charlotte Rosecrans, and former Vice-Chair and interim State Chair Lohi Goodman dishonestly presented themselves to party members as candidates for leadership without disclosing they signed the petition to remove Republicans from the Hawaii ballot….”

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New 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines offers enhanced protection

… The new vaccines address the XBB-lineages of the Omicron variant that accounts for 99% of COVID-19 cases in Hawai‘i ….

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Children’s book author, liberty advocate to give talk on Oahu about freedom

… Oahu luncheon presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 19 featuring Connor Boyack ….

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