Tuesday, January 28, 2020

House Speaker Saiki resurrects state property tax bill, groups sue DLNR over aquarium collectors, coronavirus hits Hawaii tourism, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

copyright 2020 All Hawaii News
School of fish in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News
State agency has not protected reef fish, lawsuit says. Earthjustice filed suit Monday against a state agency it says is sidestepping the law when it comes to the regulation of tropical fish taken from Hawaii’s reefs for the commercial aquarium pet trade. Star-Advertiser.

DLNR draws lawsuit. The State’s Department of Land and Natural Resources is drawing a lawsuit from the environmental law firm Earthjustice, claiming the agency has created loopholes for the aquarium fishing industry to continue unregulated. Garden Island.

=====

Saiki Proposes Tax Funding Measure To Raise Teacher Pay. Under the House Speaker’s plan, voters could approve a constitutional amendment giving the Hawaii Board of Education power to increase property taxes. Civil Beat.

Hawaii lawmakers seek to add new property tax to fund teacher pay. The bill comes a little more than a year after the Hawaii Supreme Court struck down a similar ballot question less than three weeks before the 2018 general election. Pacific Business News.

Bill introduced to better pay Hawaii's teachers. Speaker of the House Scott Saiki introduced the bill that would allow the public to vote on whether or not the Board of Education should be able to raise property taxes to fund teacher salaries. KITV4.

=====

Bill: Don’t Let State Workers Access Online Porn. Government facilities that provide free WiFi would also require blocking filters. Civil Beat.

A bevy of marijuana bills: Full legalization, dispensary improvements among proposed measures. After 2019 brought several changes to marijuana management at both the state and county level, dozens of new marijuana-related bills have been proposed in 2020. Tribune-Herald.

OHA Submits Package of Proposed Bills. As part of its mandate to advocate for Native Hawaiians, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs submits a package of proposed bills to the Hawai`i State Legislature each year. Maui Now.

=====

Agencies scramble as trips to and from China are scrubbed amid the coronavirus outbreak. The outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus is hitting travelers between Hawaii and China as well as Hawaii companies that rely on their business. Star-Advertiser.

Report: Two-Thirds of Hawaii Residents Struggle Financially. Residents cope by working multiple jobs, living with relatives and tapping savings, a new study shows. Civil Beat.

Major Decrease In Hawaii’s Cost Of Living Unlikely, But A Little May Be Enough. According to Peter Fulekey, an economist with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, the price of goods and services in Hawaii are 18.5 percent higher than the national average. Hawaii Public Radio.

Midwives prepare for licensing. Midwives in Hawaii are gearing up for new licensing requirements that will go into effect this summer. Tribune-Herald.

New suitor comes forward to buy Hawaiian Telcom’s parent company. An unsolicited potential acquirer has upped the ante for Hawaiian Telcom’s parent company, and investors are speculating that the offer may have fueled a bidding war. Star-Advertiser.

Bank of Hawaii posts 7.8% earnings increase and announces 4 new branches. Bank of Hawaii Corp. reported today that its net income rose 7.8% in the fourth quarter amid solid loan and deposit growth. Star-Advertiser.

Oahu

Kalama vigil tonight, Enriquez funeral Thursday. A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at Sandy Beach to honor the memory of Honolulu police officer Kaulike Kalama, whom friends and family have described as a “quiet hero,” whose calm presence made him the “rock” that others looked to as a source of strength. Star-Advertiser.

City considers creating a new utility (and fee) for tackling storm water. The city is considering a new utility ― and a fee for residents ― in order to better manage storm water runoff. Hawaii News Now.

Renewed calls for law enforcement on central O'ahu ag-land. Hawaii State Senator Donovan Dela Cruz (D) is calling for a security presence on state agricultural lands in Wahiawa. KITV4.

Kakaako tower facing extraordinary maintenance fee hike. Living in Kakaako was supposed to be pretty affordable for several hundred moderate-income Hawaii residents who bought into a condominium tower via lottery last year at Ward Village. Star-Advertiser.

Nearly one year after fatal Kakaako crash, new plans to improve safety at intersections. Tuesday, Jan. 28 will mark one year since the deadly Kakaako crash that injured six people and killed three pedestrians, local doctor, Travis Lau, Reino Ikeda from Japan and Casimir Pokorny from Pennsylvania. KHON2.

Major make-over for Ewa Beach park set to begin. Nightly closure signs have gone up at One'ula Beach Park, just the start of major multi-million dollars improvements. KITV4.

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds. When police and social services agencies couldn’t help, this small band of neighbors took matters into their own hands. And it worked. Civil Beat.

Hawaii Island

Construction ongoing: Kona prosecutor’s office delayed, completion now set for March. Hawaii County prosecutors will have to wait a couple more months before they can move into their new home at the West Hawaii Civic Center. West Hawaii Today.

Stinky problem points to need for sewer solution. A sewer system for Naalehu has been talked about for decades, but it can come none too soon, as a stinky problem last week demonstrated. West Hawaii Today.

County begins Alii Drive sinkhole repair work. Work is underway to repair damage to Alii Drive caused by a sinkhole that opened late last year fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace. West Hawaii Today.

Aliʻi Drive Sinkhole Repair Project Begins. The county says traffic on Ali‘i Drive fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace will be reduced to one lane during daylight hours as crews work to repair damage caused by sinkhole. Big Island Video News.

National Park Works To Reopen Popular Lava Tube. The unpaved Escape Road will close while repairs continue at Nāhuku, also known as Thurston Lava Tube, damaged during the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea. Big Island Video News.

Escape Road at HVNP to Close Temporarily. An unpaved emergency route between Highway 11 and the comfort station at Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, Jan. 28 while repairs to a faulty electrical line are made. Big Island Now.

Maui

Kaiser Permanente No Longer Has Contract For Med-QUEST Coverage On Maui. Med-QUEST, the state’s health and medical coverage for low-income individuals, has awarded healthcare providers HMSA, United Healthcare, AlohaCare and Ohana Health Plan contracts that take effect in July. Hawaii Public Radio.

Stubbs Named Kihei Charter Head of School. Stubbs replaces former Head of School John Colson, who has been with the school for several years and will now serve as an educational consultant. Maui Now.

Fewer turtles found stranded in 2019 than in year previous. Fishing gear – mainly nets – continues to be the greatest cause of marine entanglements. Maui News.

Pro-life marchers take to the streets in Kahului. A sign-waving crowd of about 190 people makes its way along Puunene Avenue in Kahului Saturday morning while taking part in the annual Maui March for Life. Maui News.

Kauai

Kauai United Way funding being considered. Nonprofit organizations that provide human services to the people of Kauai can now apply for Kauai United Way funding covering the period from July 2020 through June, 2021. Garden Island.

Small group rallies against abortion on Kauai. Garden Island.

39 comments:

  1. I want to use this medium to testify of how i got back my ex husband after divorce, i and my husband have been married for 8 years with 2 kids, we have been a happy family. Last year his behavior towards me and the kids changed, i suspected he was meeting another woman outside out marriage, any time i confronted him, he threatened to divorce me, i did all i could to make hings right but all to no avail until i saw a post on a "love and relationship forum" about a spell caster who helps people to cast spell on marriage and relationship issues, when i contacted this spell caster via email, he helped me cast a re-union spell and my husband changed and came apologizing to me and the kids. Contact this great spell caster for your relationship or marriage issues via this email: chiefdrlucky@gmail.com or Whats App him on +2348132777335 Website : http://chiefdrluckysolutionhome.website2.me/ Good luck  

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also. Costa Del Sol Property For Sale

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for such a great post and the review, I am totally impressed! Keep stuff like this coming. News Business

    ReplyDelete
  4. Spot up with this write-up, I truly think this website requirements a lot more consideration. I’ll oftimes be again to read additional, thank you that info. apartment for sale makati

    ReplyDelete
  5. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. North Pacific Property Management

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post. Agen QQ Online

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our. intellectual property law firms in Nigeria

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am so Happy to be writing this article in here, i am here to explore blogs forum about the wonderful and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS . I was positive to the deadly Virus called HERPES and i lost hope completely because i was rejected even by my closet friends. i searched online to know and inquire about cure for HERPES and i saw Dr EDES testimony online on how he was cured so many persons from Herpes Disease. so i decided to contact the great herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal everything. i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never to worry that he will help me with the natural herbs from God! after 2 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and he sent it to me via FEDEX or DHL and it got to me after 4 days! i used the medicine as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured! its really like a dream but i'm so happy! that's the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more people can be saved just like me! and if you need his help,contact his Email: (dredeshome@gmail.com) you can contact him on whatsapp +2348151937428 BLOG https://dredesherbal.webs.com
    He also cure the below listed sickness;
    (1) HERPES,
    (2) DIABETES,
    (3) HIV&AIDS,
    (4) URINARY TRACT INFECTION,
    (5) HEPATITIS B,
    (6) IMPOTENCE,
    (7) BARENESS/INFERTILITY
    (8) DIARRHEA
    (9) ASTHMA...

    ReplyDelete
  9. On numerous events a Fiduciary might be set into a position where resources going outside the probate domain or trust, over which they have no control, establish a significant segment of the advantages subject to home taxation.Verfahrensdokumentation Vorlage

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. This site seems to get a good amount of visitors. check on site sparemine.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Very informative post! There is a lot of information here that can help any business get started with a successful social networking campaign. 無料

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article. development loan rates

    ReplyDelete
  13. I admit, I have not been on this web page in a long time... however it was another joy to see It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues. https://www.sunlinemesh.com/contact/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Rymden 77 By QHS. Hotline 61009266. Get Discounts, Direct Developer Price, Brochure, Floor Plan, Price List & More. Upcoming Freehold New Launch at Telok Kurau. Rymden 77

    ReplyDelete
  15. depending on fossil fuel is always a bad idea, we should always concentrate on renewable energy’ Berita Ambon

    ReplyDelete
  16. I admit, I have not been on this web page in a long time... however it was another joy to see It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, Trump News

    ReplyDelete
  17. On this subject internet page, you'll see my best information, be sure to look over this level of detail. search property auctions

    ReplyDelete
  18. When looking at a new commercial or retail investment property for the first time, caledon townhomes for sale it is wise to have some form of checklist and system which assists you in the process. We have created this checklist to help get you on the right track.

    ReplyDelete
  19. In our situation, we need to discover what sort of money related return we can anticipate from a speculation property given certain data about the venture.palm beach county property appraiser

    ReplyDelete
  20. I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The web site style is perfect, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers הסכם עבודה עם קבלן שיפוצים

    ReplyDelete
  21. Flyers are normally dust cheap so store around for the great deal. You'll in all likelihood need round 5000 to make a touch within the region (in metropolitan areas) and something like 15,000 flyers would create a good coverage of your neighborhood location.בניית בתים פרטיים

    ReplyDelete
  22. Natural herbs have cured so many illness that drugs and injection can’t cure. I've seen the great importance of natural herbs and the wonderful work they have done in people's lives. i read people's testimonies online on how they were cured of HERPES, HIV, diabetics etc by Dr Edes herbal medicine, so i decided to contact the doctor because i know nature has the power to heal anything. I was diagnosed with Herpes for the past 3 years but Dr Edes cured me with his herbs and i referred my aunt and her husband to him immediately because they were both suffering from Herpes but to God be the glory, they were cured too .I know is hard to believe but am a living testimony. There is no harm trying herbs, Thanks. Write him on WhatsApp on +2348151937428. @dr_edes_remedies deals with
    (1)Alzheimer virus
    (2)Cancer
    (3)HIV
    (4)Herpes
    (5)Genital warts
    (6)ALS
    (7)Virginal infection
    (8)HPV
    (9)Hepatitis
    (10)Asthma
    Email him on dredeshome@gmail.com
    https://dredesherbalhome.weebly.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Believe me or not Herbal Medication will remain the only best way to get rid of many disease and virus that said to have no cure, i had herpes virus and my Dad was diagnosed of diabetes for 9 years, I never gave up in doing research on how to get my self cure of genital herpes because it was really terrible for me that i cry when ever i think about my past herpes life, The good news was when i accidentally came across a blog on you tube about Dr Uromi  (A NATURAL HERBALIST) on how he has been curing many disease and virus with his herbal remedies that are natural liquid herbs, i immediately copied out his contact mail (Druromiherbalhome@gmail.com ) and ordered his herbs for both me and my dad, to my greatest surprise ever Dr Uromi  got me and my Father CURED in the space of 14 Days after using his herbs for three complete weeks and my dad blood sugar was normal 4.0 to 5.4 mmol/L (72 to 99 mg/dL) Once again all thanks to Dr Uromi for curing and restoring health back to my family, Till date Dr Uromi and my dad are best of friends for curing him, to whom it may concern should kindly mail him too on ( Druromiherbalhome@gmail.com ) or WHATSAPP +2349021374574    

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wiki helps links and has a easy text syntax for growing new pages and crosslinks among internal pages on the fly.wikipro

    ReplyDelete
  25. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  26. When the history and current execution of the property is completely comprehended, you would then be able to identify with the exactness of the current working costs spending plan. letting agents galway

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. Thanks... 政治経済

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks to share these details it’s truly nice.
    additional reading

    ReplyDelete
  29. I rattling pleased to find this internet site on bing, just what I was searching for also saved to my bookmarks. One-North Eden

    ReplyDelete
  30. Whats up very nice website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your site and take the feeds additionally…I’m glad to find a lot of helpful info right here in the post, we need work out extra techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing. Bernam Street new launch

    ReplyDelete
  31. I have checked this link this is really important for the people to get benefit from.
    here

    ReplyDelete
  32. 5 years ago I had warts, I was treated with some liquid applied to the warts they continued to grow and spread... The next 2 doctors did laser surgery to remove them. 1 year after the surgery, they grew back close to where the 1st ones were' so I was finally told it was hpv. I have had it forund out he was also infected and I end up the relationship between us. the warts was so embarrasses because it startenatural treatment from Dr onokun herbal cure, a week after applyin it's great, Dr onokun has finally cured me. Anyone living with hpv contact Dr onokun for natural treatment.His email address: dronokunherbalcure@gm‎ail.com  

    ReplyDelete
  33. There is no point proceeding with the property spending which is progressively out of equalization to the real property execution. Reserve supervisors in complex properties would typically attempt spending modification on a quarterly premise. click here

    ReplyDelete
  34. Nice post. I discover something harder on distinct blogs everyday. Most commonly it is stimulating to learn content using their company writers and practice a little from their site. I’d choose to apply certain using the content on my own weblog regardless of whether you do not mind. Naturally, I’ll supply you with a link on your web blog. Thank you for sharing. https://speakersbfdeals.net

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi I'm itching to know if I may use this article in one of my blogs if I link back to you? Thanks https://speakersbfdeals.net

    ReplyDelete
  36. Cleaning organization in Winterthur Anyone searching for a cleaning organization in Winterthur has gone to the perfect spot at B&P Reinigungen. We effectively clean various items in Winterthur just as in Zurich and consistently have groups nearby who are additionally glad to clean your article. Proficient cleaning in Winterthur? We are your accomplice.

    reinigungsfirma

    ReplyDelete
  37. Cleaning organization in Winterthur Anyone searching for a cleaning organization in Winterthur has gone to the perfect spot at B&P Reinigungen. We effectively clean various items in Winterthur just as in Zurich and consistently have groups nearby who are additionally glad to clean your article. Proficient cleaning in Winterthur? We are your accomplice.

    reinigungsfirma

    ReplyDelete
  38. Invest in short-term loans on Kuflink's award-winning peer to peer investment platform. Fund exciting UK business projects. Kuflink Select-Invest, Auto-Invest and Innovative Finance ISA

    ReplyDelete