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Friday, July 25, 2014
July 25, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
  2. $15.45B Report: 560 Big Construction Projects for Hawaii
  3. US Territories Suddenly Exempted from Obamacare
  4. Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid
  5. Aiona Endorses Three in OHA Race
  6. Lawmakers Highlight Need for More Affordable Housing
  7. Primary might solely be a reflection on Abercrombie
  8. Without presidential race, primary votes could lag
  9. OHA Postpones Aha 6 Months
  10. Anti-GMO Initiative Set for Nov 4 Ballot--Pain, Loss of Homes for Molokai if Passed
  11. PV on Oahu: Solar Shipwreck
  12. 2nd Worst in the Nation--Hawaii VA Director Heads to beach, Bike Paths
  13. Hanabusa: Schatz Votes Against Hawaii
  14. Hotel union's negative campaign targets PRP's Pet Fukunaga
  15. Hotel Workers Candidate Pushes to Keep Homeless on the Streets as Incentive for Tax Hike
  16. Googling Hawaii’s Former Board Members Yields Hi Tech Tax Credit Ties
  17. Taxes, Rent, Electricity: Forbes Says Honolulu Among Worst Places for Startups
  18. Council Votes to Use the Homeless as Battering Ram Against Administration
  19. Pension Debt Could Cause Tax Hikes for Years to Come
  20. Incorrect notices demand money from timely taxpayers
  21. Kauai Property Tax 'Burst' Costs Homeowner Another $3200
  22. Washington Post Notices Electricity is Expensive in Hawaii
  23. Hypocrites Win: Enviros in League with Resorts force Dairy to Cut Back Plans
  24. DLNR Urges Denial of Contested Case Hearings
  25. Matson potential buyer of Horizon’s Alaska service

Friday, July 25, 2014
July, 2014 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
  • Anti-GMO Movement Fails to Produce Information
  • For Act 201 to Work, Replace Office of Youth Services Executive Director

Thursday, July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
  2. Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii Obamacare signups
  3. Study: Hawaii’s Patient Waitlist Trend Increased
  4. MoveOn Push Poll Puts Schatz Up 40% - 33%
  5. More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
  6. Abercrombie 'Desperate and Worried Sick'
  7. Weasels: Hawaii Ethics Commission Seals Financial Disclosures for Current Board Members
  8. Legislators hammered for Lack of Support for Homeless Programs
  9. $800M: Hawaii Highway Funds at Risk?
  10. House: Courts Cannot Decide Whether Calvin Say Lives in District
  11. Victory: Kauai Council rejects anti-GMO charter amendment proposal
  12. 50,000 housing unit shortage projected in 2016
  13. Oahu Homeowners Angered by 71% Property Tax Hike
  14. Surprise! Kauai Homeowners Hit With 200% Property Tax Hike
  15. Mental Health Cuts Protested on Maui
  16. HMSA Defends Pay for Quality Programs
  17. Fisheries: Schatz, Hanabusa Question Obama Monument Plan
  18. Former Honolulu police officer pleads guilty to extortion
  19. Hilo Judge Rejects Criminals Demand that Kulani Be More Resort-Like, DPS Pledges to Help Sovereignty Movement

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: Djou Endorsed by Veterans in Politics
  2. Hawaii GOP Urges Members not to 'Play' in Primaries
  3. Ethics: Abercrombie Misses Financial Disclosure Deadline, along with 72 other Candidates
  4. Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club Endorse Iwasa for Council
  5. Disgusting Hepatitis Infected Organic Food Leads to Lawsuit
  6. Educator, public input sought on new student assessments
  7. Matson Pays $9.95M to Settle Federal Fraud Suit
  8. Hawaiian Electric Seeks to Grab $16M from Ratepayers
  9. Abercrombie Commercials Filmed in Miami
  10. Only 5% of Kakaako Housing 'Affordable'
  11. Kalima v State: Plaintiffs ask for special master in DHHL lawsuit
  12. Hawaii Health Connector Has no Plan
  13. Hawaii has no clear vision in push towards renewable energy, state official says
  14. Republican Cam Cavasso wants to deregulate Hawaii's shipping industry
  15. Malama Solomon Must Go
  16. Kauai: How Many Employees are Currently Suing County?
  17. Prison guard admits to smuggling drugs for inmates, details how he did it
  18. Soft on Crime: 38 yrs, 21 Convictions Running Loose on Streets
  19. Transportation companies petition state, city over Uber and Lyft
  20. Maui Won’t Let It Go, Appeals Police Case Against Publisher
  21. Birther Busted for Food Stamp Fraud

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
July 22, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv: Djou in the Majority a Plus for Hawaii
  2. High Cost of Big Labor: Hawaii Pension Debt
  3. Spotlight on 2014 Hawaii laws
  4. If You Want a Glimpse of the Future Food Wars, Look to Hawaii
  5. KIDS COUNT: High housing cost burdens Hawaii children
  6. State officials: 75K in Hawaii have no health coverage
  7. Aiona: OIP Should have real teeth
  8. Secularists:  Time to Suppress the Christian Vote (again)
  9. Nightmare: Hee as Governor 
  10. Partners in Crime: Abercrombie wins Caldwell’s backing
  11. Hanabusa: Abandon US Embassy in Iraq
  12. Star-Adv Endorses Iwasa for Council
  13. Farms Challenge Kauai Anti-GMO Law in Federal Court
  14. Kauai Anti-GMO Ordinance--Another Money Pit
  15. Crowley in talks to buy Horizon Lines’ P.R. trade--Hawaii, Alaska May be Up for Grabs
  16. Task force contemplates tax relief for Hawaii Island homeowners 
  17. Abercrombie Viciously Slashes UH Budget--Students, Teachers Suffer
  18. Congress Takes Action On Opposing Internet Bills
  19. City suspends routine flight operations for police and fire helicopters
  20. Aerial advertising pilot arrested at Dillingham Airfield
  21. Suit filed against PUC Chair Morita, Kauai county

Monday, July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tribe? Hawaii’s ‘Other’ State Elections Include Prisoners and Lots of Dead People
  2. Keli'i Akina Only OHA Candidate to Reject Independent Hawaiian Nation
  3. Hawaii's highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly
  4. Star-Adv: Djou in the Majority a Plus for Hawaii
  5. PRP Emails Reveal Connections to Former Aide to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
  6. Criminals: 33 Escapes This Year, Five Still at-Large
  7. Childbirth in Hawaii Cheaper than Most States
  8. Mental Health Care Suffers as Maui Memorial Plans for Budget Cuts
  9. Science Debunks the Anti-GMO Myths
  10. Kauai County Wastes $125K Defending Anti-GMO Ordinance
  11. 'Positive Finding' on Alaska’s petition to delist humpbacks

Sunday, July 20, 2014
July 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Convenes First Marine Resources Enforcement Conference
  2. HB2427: One Stroke of the Pen
  3. As Voting Begins, Abercrombie Still Apologizing for Pension Tax
  4. Machado: Fear the lawsuits, Embrace the Fake Tribe
  5. Land is power — especially for Fake Indian Tribe
  6. 100 Tent Homeless Camp 'Quite Comfortable' in Kakaako
  7. Hawaii's Highest-In-The-Nation Energy Costs Stay Intact By Politics, Monopoly
  8. Kauai GMO petition decision due this week
  9. Photos: People Who Will Lose Their Jobs if Anti-GMO Hypesters Win
  10. Study: AIDS Infections Declining for Everybody Except Homosexual Males
  11. Tsutsui too Busy to Be Bothered with a Loser Like Clayton Hee

Saturday, July 19, 2014
July 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Photos: Chinese spy ship off Hawaii
  2. VIDEO: Who benefits from push for Hawaiian “tribe”?
  3. Bipartisan Action to Get Hawaii Veterans Immediate Access to Care
  4. KIUC to hit 50% Renewables in 2015
  5. 98,000 absentee ballots mailed to Oahu voters
  6. OHA Roll Full of Dead People
  7. Hawaii VA Now 2nd Worst in USA
  8. “Renewable energy” is a scientific contradiction
  9. Access ruling a must-read for all officials
  10. Buzz-worthy bioengineering has sound fundamentals
  11. Schatz Wastes $3.5M on Biofool Cronies
  12. Reprieve for Kalaheo Clinic while HHSC Explores Partnership with Wilcox
  13. Liberal Arts Profs Want More Money

Friday, July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Hawaii AG Serves DHHL Eviction Notice to former Hanabusa Crony on H1 Freeway
  2. HSDC Tries To Justify Hi Tech Self-Dealing
  3. VIDEO: GOP Lt Governor Candidates Debate
  4. Ocean Patch Claims Are 99.5% Garbage
  5. OHA election really matters
  6. HART: $250M in Cost Overruns Coming
  7. HART Six Figure Rail Real Estate Salaries 'Startling'
  8. Seniority--Hawaii's Cargo Cult
  9. Schatz, Hanabusa Agree:  Neither Has Accomplished Anything in Congress
  10. Abercrombie Budget Axe Whacks 70 Jobs at UH
  11. Hawaii Co Pushback Against Property Tax Hike
  12. Abercrombie: Sea Level Rise "isn't going to happen"
  13. There’s Something Better Than Dreams of Silicon Hawaii?
  14. EMS workers unhappy with UPW's proposed 12-to-12 shift change
  15. Honolulu City Council to discuss extending  Criminal background checks
  16. Pivot: Obama picks non-pilot to head Air Force in Pacific

Thursday, July 17, 2014
July 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Majority Oppose Federal Involvement in Native Hawaiian Recognition
  2. Turtle Bay Deal Wins 2014 ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
  3. DoE: Access Learning Program enhances teaching, learning
  4. DoE guidelines for free and reduced-price meals released
  5. Act 195 Stealing Hawaiian Assets
  6. More Appointments Rushed for LUC, HHFDC
  7. Obama, Pacific Islands Leave US Tuna Fleet 'without fishing access to the Pacific Ocean'
  8. Federal Election Commission Investigating Hawaii Democratic Party
  9. Phony Environmentalists: Sierra Club, Surfrider Back Resort Against Dairy Farm
  10. Rail Grabs for $210M in Handivan, Bus Funds
  11. Faulty HTA data had broad effect
  12. DHS to Cabanilla: No Ticket Home for Homeless
  13. Matson's Pricing Power may be 'Significant' in 2016
  14. Hawaii's top court affirms public trial access
  15. Former Oahu charter school clerk sentenced for theft
  16. Double-Dipping Truckers Delivered Toxic Soil to Kapolei Development
  17. Hawaii on Federal Conference Blacklist?
  18. Schatz Complicit in Pension Tax Scheme?
  19. GMOs: Schatz Steps in the Gooey Stuff
  20. Ethnic Divisions Simmer Below Surface of Democratic Primary
  21. KOS: Ige Campaign Part of Conspiracy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
July 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Dr. Akina calls for State to get out of nation-building business
  2. New Native American Tribal Regulations Implicate Hawaiian Sovereignty
  3. Duke Aiona Plan to Reduce Affordable Housing Shortfall 91%
  4. Honolulu Ranked 'Best City for Child-Free Living'
  5. WSJ: In Hawaii Happiness Costs $122K/year
  6. SHOPO Endorses Janet Grace for State House
  7. “Parallel science” of NGO advocacy groups: How post-modernism encourages pseudo-science
  8. How I Wish I Were a Papaya Princess…
  9. Homeless in Hawaii? Lawmaker wants to give you a free flight home
  10. $204 million Obamacare grant reduces Hawaii’s uninsured population just 2.75 percent
  11. House Bill Could Free Hawaii Consumers from $20M Internet Tax
  12. Upcoming CLE: Hawaii's Shoreline and Coastal Law and Regulation
  13. Hawaii Symphony announces two-year agreement with Musicians
  14. New Apps Make Campaign Spending Data More Accessible
  15. Ige: Hawaii Should Have Sought Blanket Exemption from Obamacare
  16. Abercrombie's Inflammatory Rhetoric Causes Mass Resignations
  17. Snub to Seniors A Mistake by the Governor
  18. Hanabusa Dinged over 36% Legislative pay Raise
  19. UPW Agrees to Stop Sabotage of EMS in Exchange for 12% Raise
  20. 'Housing ASAP' to Focus on Homeless Families
  21. Hawaii's rural hospitals look for partnerships to avoid more shortfalls
  22. Scott Family: Murder of Unborn Child Also a Crime
  23. National Republicans Overcome Democrats to Push Thru Hawaii Tax Cut
  24. Dairies disagree about milk price proposal
  25. TOD: Mayor Wright right for revamp
  26. Mainland Homosexuals Switch from Hula to Nirvana

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
July 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou Raises Another $435K
  2. OHA Trustees Vote to Proceed with ‘Aha in Six Months
  3. Where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are? Not Hawaii
  4. City to hold Airport TOD Plan community workshop
  5. TOD Plan to Bulldoze Mayor Wright Homes
  6. Djou's congressional effort has raised $435,000 so far
  7. Winerways: Schatz Backers Caught Lying About Social Security
  8. Abercrombie takes credit for Legislature's frugality
  9. Star-Adv: Abercrombie wrong to cancel on AARP, seniors
  10. The Rundown (primary money 2014)
  11. World Upside Down: Kauai Resort Sues to Block Dairy Farm in name of 'Environment'
  12. Hawaii Milk Price Controls Promote Mainland Milk
  13. 26 Quit Boards and Commissions to Avoid Disclosure
  14. Hawaii State Hospital gets new administrator amidst safety controversy
  15. Senate committee subpoenas Hawaii State Hospital administrators
  16. Patient accuses paramedics
  17. State Rep Calls For One-Way Plane Tickets For Hawaii Homeless
  18. City wants public input on Complete Streets program
  19. PRP Helps 6 Hawaii County Council Candidates
  20. Storm clouds on the Horizon Line in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska
  21. Solar Shakeup: RevoluSun in Decline
  22. Queens, Moanalua only top-rated Hospitals
  23. Survey: Honolulu 8th Best Retirement Center

Monday, July 14, 2014
July 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Indian Tribe? Hawaii Political Leaders Haven’t Learned a Thing Since 1999
  2. Hawaii's State Debt Now Represents 92% of the Average Taxpayer's Income
  3. "Disrespectful to Kupuna" Abercrombie Cancels Debates
  4. Report: Hawaii Highest Energy Costs, Lowest Consumption
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 14, 2014
  6. Republicans Sending Staff to Hawaii to Boost Fall Campaigns
  7. Hannemann’s independent campaign appears to struggle with fundraising
  8. Kim Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare
  9. Leading Dems Reject Anti-GMO Lunacy
  10. Neighborhood Board Elections Coming Up
  11. New campaign spending rule brings 'better transparency'
  12. Without Contractor Giveaway, UH Doesn't Need 7% Tuition Hike
  13. Staff shortage forces closure of ambulance units
  14. Hawaii Lowest Proportion of Health Savings Accounts
  15. Maui Anti-GMO Vote Would Shut Down Molokai's Largest Employers
  16. Fish collecting issue needs cooler heads prevailing
  17. UH Fails to Pay Students on Time

Sunday, July 13, 2014
July 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Would You Be Shocked?
  2. 90% Reject Akaka Tribe, Feds May Quit
  3. Same-sex marriage foes flex muscles in election
  4. Abercrombie Chickens out of Debates
  5. Feds Won't Let HI Tech Scammers Give Money to Themselves--So they Take State Funds Instead
  6. Unions Suck Hospitals Dry
  7. Council Moving to Scrap Sale of City-Owned Housing
  8. Kauai County Officials Plot to Give Themselves Raises
  9. Maui County Council Member Don Guzman Helped Mamuad Campaign on County Time
  10. How to Keep Hawaiians Divided
  11. Voting machines checked for primary election
  12. HNG Soldiers Return From Afghanistan
  13. Hawaii National Guard soldier fighting for his life
  14. Pacific Islands Hit by Exodus
  15. Greenwood goes without pension payments from state

Saturday, July 12, 2014
July 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Max Fowler HD27--One of 14 to Watch in '14
  2. HTA: Tourism Data Faked Since 2013?
  3. Hawaii Politicians’ anti-GMO campaigns support ‘trendy activism’
  4. Dear Politicians: Why You Should Take That Evil Corporate Money
  5. State Department documents rise in human trafficking
  6. Abercrombie Appoints Three to BLNR
  7. Abercrombie Appoints Two to Ethics Commission
  8. Abercrombie's claims state's "in the black" as tax revenues are declining
  9. Larry Ellison Buys Lawn Gnome for $174K
  10. WaPo: Hawaii Governor, Senate Among Top 10 Primary Races
  11. Loan Shark Hanabusa Makes $117,000 loan to her campaign
  12. Californians, Realtors Max Donors to Kauai Anti-GMO Thug
  13. Corruption, Fraud, Nepotism: State rejects grant to Rep. Cabanilla's nonprofit
  14. Judge orders Rep. Say to prove he lives in his district--One day before Primary
  15. Challenge to Defend State Religion Against 'Deniers'
  16. Maui hospitals in 'preliminary' talks with HPH
  17. Hanabusa Uses Road Projects to Push Massive Tax Hike
  18. City Hauls Away 3 Tons of Garbage from Homeless Camps Weekly
  19. Mainland Homosexuals Swap Out Hawaii Boss
  20. $225K Salary: UH System Creates New VP for Admiration or Something
  21. Salary hikes finalized for Big Island mayor, council
  22. Rate Hike Coming: South Kohala wind farm to Vacuum Up $0.24 per kwh
  23. Hawaiian Electric Still gets 86% of energy from oil and coal
  24. State looks for developer to transform Mayor Wright Homes

Friday, July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Rate for Mentally Ill Persons
  2. The Sky Fell last month, but almost nobody noticed
  3. Leadership? Abercrombie Tries to Dodge Question About Hawaiian Kingdom
  4. Waihee Discusses Issues Surrounding Native Hawaiian Government Meetings
  5. Star-Adv: Nearly Unanimous Rejection of Akaka Tribe Not Good Enough for Us
  6. Leading Democrat Candidate for CD1 Rejects Gay 'Marriage'
  7. Kauai Anti-GMO Charter petition likely to die
  8. Don’t ‘Superferry” GMOs
  9. Abercrombie's Homeless Czar Vanishes
  10. HNN: Homeless in Hawaii
  11. Hawaii is so convinced it can lower recidivism, it’s already spending the money it thinks it’ll save
  12. Espero: Disappointed about governor's veto of harbor security bill
  13. Young Guns: Meet Honolulu's New Generation of Gun Owners
  14. United Airlines Ground Workers in Hawaii Vote for Concessions to Keep Jobs

Thursday, July 10, 2014
July 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Aiona Raises $360K, 99% from Hawaii
  2. Report: After Obamacare, 28% of Hawaii is on Medicaid
  3. The High Cost of Hawaii's Affordable Housing Shortfall
  4. Hawaii’s Downward Spiral Of State Tax Collections Is Alarming
  5. Unfunded liabilities leave HI taxpayers ‘drowning in debt,’ fiscal watchdog says
  6. TRO Provides Insight into Assault, Arson Attack on Carroll Cox
  7. Casino Connection
  8. U.S. Senate Democrats introduce bill to counter Hobby Lobby decision
  9. Video: Is Uber Super?
  10. Report: 32% of Hawaii Rural Roads in Poor Condition
  11. Meet the Republican Who Could Take Hawaii Away From Democrats
  12. What the Hawaii Senate race tells us about the Democratic Party
  13. Hanabusa Running Like a Loser
  14. First Hawaiian Owner Guilty--Funneled Money to Iran
  15. 18 Quit Boards, Abercrombie Replaces Ethics Chair
  16. Kauai Anti-GMO Activists too Stupid to Write Initiative
  17. Suddenly Everybody Says Vote for OHA
  18. Council Advances Five Bills to Free the Homeless From the Streets
  19. Council Moving to Scrap Sale of City-Owned Housing
  20. Former OCCC inmate says guards sold drugs, cigarettes to inmates; slept on job
  21. Solar Scammers Victimize Consumers--'Rogue systems' continue to plague Hawaii
  22. Big Wind, Big Cable Dormant Until After Election
  23. UH Regents to Reconsider Tuition Hikes
  24. UH Still Hard-Pressed to Address Repair and Maintenance Backlog
  25. UH Competes with Stadium Authority over How Much to Waste on New TOD Stadium
  26. Nursing Home Inspections: DoH Says it Will Dodge Federal Sanctions
  27. Auto Manufacturers Spread out Tab for Expensive Jones Act Shipping

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
July 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou Seeks Seat in Majority for Hawaii
  2. Register to Vote: July 10 Deadline for Primary Election
  3. Matson, Crowley to Grab for Horizon’s Alaska, Hawaii Ships?
  4. How might the Jones Act be altered to make US shipping competitive?
  5. Radio Ad Hits Hawaii Democrats ‘Costly Sweetheart Deals for Political Insiders’
  6. Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!
  7. At Meetings Statewide, Hawaiians Unite Against the Akaka Tribe
  8. City Ethics: Hire Spouse, Throw in Cellphone, Overtime
  9. Abercrombie Vetoes 7 Bills, 6 Become Law without Signature
  10. 51,700 LED Streetlights to be Financed by 'Public-Private Partnership'
  11. Djou: No Problem with Name Recognition against no-name Opponents
  12. Speakers laud Hawaiian unity against federal recognition
  13. Did Hawaiian Hearings Set Up a Political Train Wreck?
  14. Judge Protects Papaya Farmers from Eco-Terror Attacks
  15. Healthcare Pay-For-Performance Folly
  16. Kauai Council to consider property tax hike
  17. Legislature Never Overrides Abercrombie Vetoes
  18. Mass Resignations from LUC to Avoid Exposure of Financial Interests
  19. Thousands of Dollars in Golf and Millions of Dollars in Contracts
  20. Special Counsel Reinstates Hawaii VA Whistleblower
  21. BioMass: Coal-based Green Energy on Maui
  22. Should Hawaii Legalize Marijuana?
  23. Homeless Losing ID While Jailed 
  24. Thousands of Illegals in Hawaii eligible for temporary deportation relief
  25. Another HPD sergeant arrested for driving under the influence

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
July 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Register to Vote: July 10 Deadline for Primary Election
  2. DBEDT: Decline of Nuclear Family Makes Kakaako Development Possible
  3. State Touts First $3M in Sub Prime 'Green' Energy Loans
  4. Small steps to turn government workers into stakeholders
  5. Chilling crimes against activist must be solved
  6. Lahaina 100-1 Against the Akaka Tribe
  7. Abercrombie Chief of Staff Coppa Sells 'High End Real Estate'
  8. Kakaako could generate $5B
  9. 14 quit in wake of disclosure law
  10. Hawaii, Liquefied Natural Gas and the Jones Act
  11. Hanabusa Stands With Farmers and Scientists Against Schatz, Anti-GMO Protesters
  12. Punchy Hanabusa Slams Schatz on experience, appointment and ability to read bills.
  13. Republican candidate Marissa Capelouto wants to restore the American dream
  14. Fishing for Ige Votes, Borreca Slams Abercrombie Support of Geothermal
  15. Hawaii County Property tax hike proposed
  16. Proof that 'Sustainability' is a Fraud--All Hawaii Politicians Agree on It 
  17. Hirono Whines That Pro-Hunting/Fishing Bill Isn’t Full Of Gun Control Language
  18. Tons of glass not being recycled, problem could get worse

Monday, July 07, 2014
July 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. July 7, 1898: Hawaii Republic Annexed by USA
  2. For Act 201 to Work, Replace Office of Youth Services Executive Director
  3. Winer Paid $149K for 2012 Smear Campaign
  4. Hawaii Prepaid Act Boosts Part-Time Work 1.4%
  5. Hawaii Ranks #5 in Cigarette Taxes
  6. Fisheries council: Obama Sanctuary Endangers American Fishing Industry 
  7. Elder Abuse Cases Triple
  8. Is UH Doing Its Part to Combat Sexual Assaults on Campus?
  9. Hawaii Among 'Loosest' States in USA


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Department of the Interior to Meet with Hawaiians in Las Vegas
by News Release Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club in association with the Lawful Reinstated Hawaiian Government is pleased to announce that the Department of Interior just made accommodations to include Las Vegas, NV as a host site for testimonies....


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Statewide Locations: In Person Early Walk-In Voting Begins Monday
by News Release Saturday, July 26, 2014
... Primary: July 28th to August 7th ....

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Grassroot Institute & Hawaii Family Advocates: Defending Religious Freedom
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 25, 2014

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with attorney Jim Hochberg, President of Hawai’i Family Advocates to  explore the meaning of  religious freedom....


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HART Receives $49.5 M GET Revenue, Buys Embossed Column
by News Release Friday, July 25, 2014

"We now have collected nearly $1.3 billion in surcharge revenue for rail construction...."


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Obamacare, Tuna Zone: Humiliation for American Samoa Delegate
by News Release Friday, July 25, 2014

...imagine the humiliation when, without any prior consultation with him, Obama announced a move that could have enormous ramifications for the fishing industry that is the foundation of the territory’s private sector....


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Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
by Andrew Walden Friday, July 25, 2014

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."


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Retiree Healthcare: Hawaii's $3.5B Magic Trick
by News Article Friday, July 25, 2014

...Can anything be in worse condition than unfunded government pensions? Unfortunately, yes – and it’s called OPEB....


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US Territories Suddenly Exempted from Obamacare
by News Article Friday, July 25, 2014

The decision covers residents in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands...the law was "undermining the stability" of the territories' insurance markets....


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Lawmakers Highlight Need for More Affordable Housing
by News Release Friday, July 25, 2014

...50,000 new units needed to be built between 2012 and 2016 to meet demands....


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Aiona Endorses Three in OHA Race
by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona Friday, July 25, 2014

Landen Paikai, Jeremy Kama Hopkins and Keali‘i Akina....


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Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, July 25, 2014

State figures show net enrollment increased 12 percent between Oct. 1 and June 30....


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$15.45B Report: 560 Big Construction Projects for Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, July 24, 2014

...we identified significant public and private infrastructure projects that are “on the books” over the next 20 years....


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Study: Hawaii’s Patient Waitlist Trend Increased
by News Release Thursday, July 24, 2014

...lack of community-based resources to support patients with underlying mentally illness in managing their other medical conditions....


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MoveOn Push Poll Puts Schatz Up 40% - 33%
by News Release Thursday, July 24, 2014
Lake Research Partners conducted a telephone survey of 613 likely 2014 Democratic primary election voters in Hawaii, including oversamples of 75 Filipinos and 48 voters under 30.
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More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
by Robert Thomas Thursday, July 24, 2014
Have Honolulu residents really called 911 to report the plane as the mayor requested?

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Malfunctioning websites still delaying Hawaii Obamacare signups
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, July 24, 2014

A $100 million web portal operated by the state Department of Human Services and designed by KPMG to connect Hawaii residents with Medicaid services has also been problematic, House lawmakers said Tuesday....


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The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...electricity prices in Hawaii are nearly double those in the state with the next highest prices because Hawaii generates 75% of its electricity from petroleum and must rely on Jones Act vessels for all domestic oil shipments....


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Matson Pays $9.95M to Settle Federal Fraud Suit
by News Article Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...ocean carriers improperly and with intent applied ocean bunker fuel surcharges to inland (overland) freight charges....


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Video: Djou Endorsed by Veterans in Politics
by Video Video Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...candidates running for the open seat in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District attended this forum....


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A Hint Of Judicial Takings From Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The case involved three buildings near the shoreline on the Big Island....


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Proposed EPA Rule Gives Feds Control of Hawaii Water Ditches
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, July 23, 2014

...the new proposed rule would regulate all ditches, except in narrow circumstances. This even includes man-made ditches....


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Disgusting Hepatitis Infected Organic Food Leads to Lawsuit
by News Release Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hepatitis A, which causes severe gastrointestinal illness and, in severe cases, liver failure and death, incubates in the human body for between 15 and 50 days....


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Ethics: Abercrombie Misses Financial Disclosure Deadline, along with 72 other Candidates
by News Release Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission did not receive a candidate’s financial disclosure statement by the statutory deadline from the following candidates....


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Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club Endorse Iwasa for Council
by Natalie Iwasa  Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Honolulu City Council District 4 (East Oahu) candidate Natalie Iwasa picked up key endorsements....


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Hawaii GOP Urges Members not to 'Play' in Primaries
by News Release Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Research has shown that you cannot elect a Republican by voting for a Democrat....


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Educator, public input sought on new student assessments
by News Release Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Interested participants must register online by Sept. 19 to provide input on the new Hawaii Common Core-aligned assessments....


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High Cost of Big Labor: Hawaii Pension Debt
by News Release Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The High Cost of Big Labor looks at the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states....


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KIDS COUNT: High housing cost burdens Hawaii children
by News Release Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hawai‘i ranks 25th out of 50 states on overall child well-being....


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If You Want a Glimpse of the Future Food Wars, Look to Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Underlying the debate about GMOs in Hawaii is, I suspect, a tension between those who have lived in the islands for generations and newcomers from the mainland....


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Spotlight on 2014 Hawaii laws
by Rachelle Chang  Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Abercrombie called it “a year of progress.” Read through the new laws and decide for yourselves....


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Star-Adv: Djou in the Majority a Plus for Hawaii
by News Release Monday, July 21, 2014

We have a historic opportunity this year to make a difference for our community by electing someone like Charles....


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Keli'i Akina Only OHA Candidate to Reject Independent Hawaiian Nation
by News Release Monday, July 21, 2014

Of the 22 candidates running in the 2014 election to become trustees in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, only Dr. Keli'i Akina rejects the idea of an independent Hawaiian nation ....


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Hawaii's highest-in-the-nation energy costs stay intact by politics, monopoly
by Malia Zimmerman Monday, July 21, 2014

Former Hawaii state Sen. Fred Hemmings says politicians allowing monopoly control of Hawaii's energy market are largely responsible for high costs....


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Tribe? Hawaii’s ‘Other’ State Elections Include Prisoners and Lots of Dead People
by Andrew Walden Sunday, July 20, 2014

One thing is certain ... the “organic governing documents” don’t need to be approved by a majority vote....


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HB2427: One Stroke of the Pen
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 20, 2014

...the CLEAR facility is located at UH West Oahu, and that campus testifies that it is okay with scrapping the CLEAR fund....


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Hawaii Convenes First Marine Resources Enforcement Conference
by News Release Sunday, July 20, 2014

Officers, Prosecutors, Lawmakers and Conservationists Meet at UH Law School....


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Photos: Chinese spy ship off Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, July 19, 2014

...operating within the United States 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone around Hawaii, but not within the 12-nautical-mile territorial seas....


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VIDEO: Who benefits from push for Hawaiian “tribe”?
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 19, 2014

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Keali’i Makekau, a Native Hawaiian activist....


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Bipartisan Action to Get Hawaii Veterans Immediate Access to Care
by News Release Friday, July 18, 2014

...the ACT Now for Veterans bill (H.R. 5131) to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse non-VA medical providers who provide care to eligible veterans....


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KIUC to hit 50% Renewables in 2015
by News Release Friday, July 18, 2014

KIUC’s rates decreased 1.6 percent since 2008. By comparison, rates on Oahu have risen 21.5 percent over the same period....


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HSDC Tries To Justify Hi Tech Self-Dealing
by News Release Friday, July 18, 2014

...there was potential in Hawaii to find and invest in (get taxpayer money for) globally competitive startups (which are based in California)....


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VIDEO: Hawaii AG Serves DHHL Eviction Notice on H1 Freeway
by Video Video Friday, July 18, 2014
This is what happens when you aren't Colleen Hanabusa's crony anymore....  
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Ocean Patch Claims Are 99.5% Garbage
by News Article Friday, July 18, 2014

Media exaggerated the patch size by a factor of more than 200....


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VIDEO: GOP Lt Governor Candidates Debate
by News Release Thursday, July 17, 2014

...PBS Insights Thursday, July 17, 8:00 pm....


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Obama, Pacific Islands Leave US Tuna Fleet 'without fishing access to the Pacific Ocean'
by News Release Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Protected Monument Marine Parks,” without consultation with industry or science, has created an environment of increased pressure to secure fishing access within the remaining ocean....


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‘Neutral’ OHA: Federal Recognition is ‘The Most Viable Action’
by News Release Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hawaiians give DoI 5 Noes, OHA gives 5 Yesses....


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More Appointments Rushed for LUC, HHFDC
by News Release Thursday, July 17, 2014

...Jonathan Scheuer to the Land Use Commission, as well as Rona Fukumoto and Edwin Taira to the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation....


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DoE: Access Learning Program enhances teaching, learning
by News Release Thursday, July 17, 2014

...the initiative is helping to reduce burden on teachers, increase student engagement and responsibility, and improve parents’ support of public schools....


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DoE guidelines for free and reduced-price meals released
by News Release Thursday, July 17, 2014

The guidelines allow families to determine whether they are eligible to apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits for their children....


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Turtle Bay Deal Wins 2014 ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
by News Release Wednesday, July 16, 2014

...there was no compelling reason not to extend the session and hold public hearings on this important amended bill....


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Act 195 Stealing Hawaiian Assets
by Video Video Wednesday, July 16, 2014
They've Never Told You One Thing But Done The Exact Opposite Before, Have They?

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Survey: Majority Oppose Federal Involvement in Native Hawaiian Recognition
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 16, 2014

An overwhelming 67% of those responding voted "No," while only 33% supported the continuation of the DOI's efforts....


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WSJ: In Hawaii Happiness Costs $122K/year
by News Article Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A few years ago, a Princeton prof and a renowned psychologist found that income of $75,000 a year is the threshold for daily happiness....


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House Bill Could Free Hawaii Consumers from $20M Internet Tax
by News Article Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Senate version, called the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, is awaiting consideration from the Senate Finance Committee....


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Dr. Akina calls for State to get out of nation-building business
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 16, 2014

...many people--including Native Hawaiians--find the nation-building efforts to be contrary to the spirit of the original Kingdom of Hawaii....


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“Parallel science” of NGO advocacy groups: How post-modernism encourages pseudo-science
by News Article Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“Parallel science” seemingly resembles science, but it differs from science since its conclusions precede experimentation....


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How I Wish I Were a Papaya Princess…
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, July 16, 2014

There’s so much talk from activists about how they want more local food grown here but then they seek to lobby laws against farmers....


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Homeless in Hawaii? Lawmaker wants to give you a free flight home
by Malia Zimmerman Wednesday, July 16, 2014

...Cabanilla wants Abercrombie to implement “Return to Home,” a pilot program signed into law in June 2013....


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Five Factors from the New CBO Report on Veterans’ Healthcare
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The VA healthcare system is the sole source of coverage for only about one-fifth of enrolled veterans....


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$204 million Obamacare grant reduces Hawaii’s uninsured population just 2.75 percent
by Malia Zimmerman Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Many people in Hawaii already had health insurance because of a 1976 Hawaii Prepaid Healthcare law....


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New Native American Tribal Regulations Implicate Hawaiian Sovereignty
by News Article Wednesday, July 16, 2014

...a substantial revision of 25 CFR 83, was announced on April 14 and will be the gatekeeper of future admissions of new tribal organizations....


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New Apps Make Campaign Spending Data More Accessible
by Natalie Iwasa  Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Have you ever tried to figure out who’s monetarily supporting a particular candidate or how your political contributions are being spent?
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SHOPO Endorses Janet Grace for State House
by News Release Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Grace is the Republican candidate for the Waikiki-Ala Moana seat currently held by Democrat Tom Brower, who gained international notoriety last year for using a sledgehammer to smash shopping carts used by the homeless....


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Honolulu Ranked 'Best City for Child-Free Living'
by News Article Tuesday, July 15, 2014

...ranked first in percentage of households without children....


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Duke Aiona Plan to Reduce Affordable Housing Shortfall 91%
by News Release Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My plan reduces the affordable housing shortfall by 91% within seven years without raising taxes....


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Upcoming CLE: Hawaii's Shoreline and Coastal Law and Regulation
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This program will cover recent Hawaii case law, including the recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision regarding identifying the certified shoreline....


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Hawaii Symphony announces two-year agreement with Musicians
by News Release Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Musicians Association of Hawaii are pleased to announce a two-year agreement that will run through June 30, 2016....


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TOD Plan to Bulldoze Mayor Wright Homes
by News Release Tuesday, July 15, 2014

...a Request for Qualifications seeking a master developer for the future mixed-income redevelopment of Mayor Wright Homes....


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Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ‘Operation Choke Point’
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, July 15, 2014

...Operation Choke Point seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable....


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City to hold Airport TOD Plan community workshop
by News Release Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The workshop is set for Tuesday, July 22, at the Aliamanu Elementary School Cafeteria, 3265 Salt Lake Boulevard, from 5:30-7:30 p.m....


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