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Environment

Autumn Finally Reached Hawaii in February

King Mika Feb 15, 2019
Rather late than never. Hawaii is finally experiencing autumn-like weather in February due to a persistent northern wind pattern. The overnight low temperature has been in the upper 50s, which results in an ideal indoor temperature in the mid-60s. What's…
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Living

Hawaii Tax Refund Status Listed as Redeemed

King Mika Feb 11, 2019
When it wasn't redeemed. I checked the status of my 2018 Hawaii state income tax refund last week and the Hawaii Department of Taxation (Hawaii DOT) stated that it was already redeemed with the following message: Refund Status Our records indicate that your…
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Government Shutdown Delays Hawaii Tax Refunds

King Mika Feb 05, 2019
Another shutdown could be catastrophic. The ripple effects from the United States federal government shutdown that occurred from December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019 continues. Both the IRS and Hawaii Department of Taxation (Hawaii DOT) are expected to…
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Blog

Officer Plover is Back Watching the Traffic

King Mika Feb 04, 2019
To start issuing citations immediately. Officer Plover the Pacific golden plover went missing while Hawaii was experiencing high winds earlier last week. I'm happy to report that bird is back watching the traffic next to its feeding grounds. It must be…
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Environment

Hawaii Has the Best Weather on the Planet

King Mika Jan 29, 2019
For now... The powerful northern wind flow that brought cool dry air to the state of Hawaii this past Saturday will stick around today. Most of the state has been experiencing sustainable 20 MPH wind, with gusts of up to 50 MPH. The daily highs near coastal…
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Safety

Three Way Intersections is Dangerous in Hawaii

King Mika Dec 14, 2018
Here's why. Reckless drivers in Hawaii has been testing their luck for decades, and it has reached the point that it's common to see a driver speeding through a red light. The three way intersections in Hawaii is particularly dangerous, because if the drivers…
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Education

Will Hawaii's Schools Close on December 5, 2018?

King Mika Dec 04, 2018
Question: Will public schools in Hawaii close on December 5, 2018, a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30, 2018? Answer: No. All state branches will operate as normal on December 5, 2018. Only…
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Living

USPS to Close on December 5, 2018 in Hawaii

King Mika Dec 04, 2018
Package delivery will be limited. President Donald J. Trump has declared December 5, 2018, as a national day of mourning, calling on Americans to remember former President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30, 2018. Days of mourning are recognition…
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Safety

Hawaii Allows Feral Pigs to Invade Urban State Park

King Mika Dec 04, 2018
In yet another example of how incompetent Hawaii's government is. Feral pigs have established a large population in many state parks on the Big Island of Hawaii. I saw pigs in the Akaka Falls State Park (Honomu), Rainbow Falls (Hilo), and most shockingly the…
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Safety

Aftershocks in Alaska Puts Hawaii on High Alert

King Mika Dec 03, 2018
Here's why small earthquakes shouldn't be ignored. Over the past three days, nearly 200 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher rocked Anchorage, Alaska. This includes a massive magnitude 7.0. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has predicted Alaska will…

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