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Friday, February 27, 2015
February 27, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform
  2. Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona Church Fire
  3. Ige Returns from Washington, Holds News Conference
  4. Tourism: Visitors, Expenditures Drop
  5. UHERO: Economy in 2015 will look a lot like 2014
  6. Ige: Feds Should not Rush Hawaiians on Tribe
  7. Ige Finally Agrees to Release Names of Secret Advisors
  8. 'Knives are out': Gabbard faces backlash for taking on Obama over 'Islamist' extremism
  9. Local Media Still Acts Like Chris Butler Cult Does not Exist  (biding their time?)
  10. Caldwell vs Caldwell on Rail Tax
  11. Hannemann eager to calm the talk about rail's future
  12. Mufi: HART Should Wait on Tax Hike Until First Segment of Rail is Operating
  13. KHON: Waikiki Tax Hike a Trojan Horse to Develop Natatorium Area
  14. Ige Urges Support for Ching
  15. PUC to issue order after solar letter, HECO apologizes for confusion
  16. Pushed out of Waikiki, Chinatown, Predatory Bums Head West
  17. Lawmakers Consider Automatic Voter Registration
  18. Bill Legalizing Marijuana for Children Clears Senate Committee
  19. Mass Hysteria: Aquarium bills set for Judiciary Committee hearing
  20. Kym Pine's Adopt-a-Park Proposal Before Council Committee
  21. Restaurants account for 14 percent of Hawaii's employment
  22. Feds Pressure Hawaii on Cesspools
  23. Inflation 1.4% in 2014
  24. Seawater AC Minimal Savings for Maximal Capital Expenditure
  25. US refiners may seek Jones Act waiver amid strike, Torrance explosion
  26. Marad Claims Loose lips could sink Jones Act ship orders
  27. EPA Releases Hawaii Emission List
  28. Former HPD major arrested in pedestrian death in Mililani
  29. Dobelle drops lawsuit, citing legal fight's cost
  30. 44 Convictions, Lifelong Criminal Latest Alleged Escapade--Burglary While on Work Release
  31. Psychologist: Army Homosexual Rapists are Really ... uh ... Heterosexuals

Thursday, February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. List Fraud Makes Kanaiolowalu Roll 'Too Hot to Handle'
  2. HECO Denies Solar Contractors' Blockade Claim
  3. HB321 Marijuana Dispensaries: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  4. HB1482: “Hawaii Invests Local Act” Supports Crowdfunding
  5. Forced on to Obamacare: State Places 7,700 Lives at Risk to Save $20M
  6. Caldwell, Legislators Caught Lying About Portion of GE Tax Paid by Tourists
  7. Calvin Say Residency Decision Friday
  8. Hawaii hospitals face steep losses as reimbursements, state funds erode
  9. Garden Isle: Jones Act is costly for Hawaii
  10. After a Decade, Legislators Finally Getting Around to Repealing Costly Ethanol Mandate
  11. Solar Systems Cost Non-Solar Ratepayers $53M/Year
  12. Obama Pushes Tax Hike on Air Travel
  13. Legislation Would Make Homeless into Sacred Cows
  14. Proposed $500,000 Vanpool Grant the Latest ‘FrankenBill’
  15. Measures to create public isle preschool advance
  16. Minimum wage hike could Drive Up after-school care prices, Cost State $6M
  17. Middle Class Earn less in Hawaii--Even Without Cost of Living Factors
  18. Bill upholding increased public school hours advances, Amended
  19. What happens when UH faculty, staff cross the line?
  20. Bill on UH autonomy shelved by lawmakers
  21. Lab school admissions policy legal challenge
  22. HELCO Decision Marks End for IDG Geothermal Scheme
  23. Biofuels Don't Work, But Feds Keep Paying HC&S to Talk About Them
  24. Hawaii County Boosts Assessments Rather than Hiking Tax Rates
  25. DLNR Lease Renewals Slowly Strangle Hilo Businesses, Prepare Banyan Drive to be Abandoned 
  26. Hawaii bill would make super PACs disclose sources of funding and how money is spent
  27. Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement talks to continue in Hawaii next month
  28. Inmate on work furlough arrested at burglary scene near Honolulu airport
  29. HPD Plate Scanners Got 194 Hits Last Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
February 25, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Directors' Secret Discussion: State May Grab 25% Cut to Ease Passage of GE Tax Extension
  2. Tulsi Gabbard Hires Cult Associate as Chief of Staff
  3. Rep. McDermott sues UH Over 'Pono Choices' Secrecy
  4. Marijuana: Six Bills on the Move Thursday
  5. HELCO selects Ormat to provide an additional 25MW of geothermal energy
  6. Another Journalist Quits Omidyar: 'Blocked at Every Turn by Incompetence, Bad Faith'
  7. Ige's Secret Advisors--Broken Trust, HECO, KoOlina, HSTA
  8. Caldwell Rejects All Other Options to Spin HART GE Tax Hike
  9. HART Spins Ansaldo Sale to Hitachi as Latest Excuse for Tax Hikes
  10. Helping HART Create False Sense of Crisis, FTA says major changes to rail project would come at great price
  11. No REIT Tax
  12. Factional Considerations in Carleton Ching Nomination
  13. Calvin Say Residency Decision Friday
  14. Police Commission: Kealoha 'Exceeds Expectations'
  15. HECO holds solar hostages Taken by Contractors
  16. HHSC Emergency Funding Speeds Thru Legislature
  17. Hawaii leads nation in nursing home ratings
  18. Dobelle's lawyers drop out, cite failure to pay bills
  19. Abercrombie Rushjob on H1 to Influence Primary Election?
  20. Is a Weak Lobbying Law Getting Weaker?
  21. Commission investigates DLNR ethics complaint
  22. Shield Law Bill Clears House Judiciary Committee
  23. Randy Iwase confirmed as chairman of Hawaii PUC
  24. Hawaii lawmakers consider raising legal smoking age to 21--but only for Tobacco
  25. Hawaii Medicare patients saved an average of $1K each on prescription drugs last year
  26. TPP Coming Mid-March?
  27. China Testing New Subs able to Nuke Hawaii

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii lawmakers file resolutions seeking Jones Act exemption
  2. HB459 Amended: Parent's consent still needed for sex ed
  3. 608 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
  4. Hawaii Republicans Unveil New Logo at Lincoln Day Dinner
  5. 332 Pages of Secret Regs: ‘Net Neutrality’ and Censorship Go Hand in Hand
  6. Surprise: Poorest Obamacare Enrollees Face $530 IRS Tax Bill
  7. California Plastic Bag Ban Suspended as 800,000 Sign Repeal Ballot Petition
  8. Hitachi Buying Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
  9. Behind Closed Doors: Honolulu Rail Officials Planned Political Strategy in Executive Session
  10. Rail a winner for Caldwell, at least in terms of cash
  11. Watchdog group accuses Roll Commission of ignoring transparency
  12. Pathetic Excuses: Rhoads Tries to Justify Ex-Part Communications With Say's Lawyer
  13. Yanking autonomy won't cure UH ills
  14. Ige: Feds Are ‘Very Helpful’ When It Comes to Hawaii
  15. DHHL Nominees Approved by Committee as Danner Sisters Whine
  16. Kauai Police Chief: "SB677 a Recipe for Cronyism and Corruption"
  17. Bill aims to tighten access at public housing properties
  18. Bill may halt noncompete clauses
  19. Hawaii Green Party Could be Removed from Ballot
  20. Ewa Field's historic area should grow, feds suggest
  21. After 15 Years of Maui County Bureaucracy and Harassment, Molokai Veterans Center Needs One Last Signature
  22. Grove Farm chose Hawaii Dairy Farms over Kauai hotel project, new book says
  23. A new tool to “follow the money” at the legislature
  24. Hawaii Most Expensive Marijuana in USA
  25. Hawaii Lowest Black Incarceration Rate in USA
  26. Bill would permanently allow concealed firearms for retired law enforcement
  27. Hawaii E-Commerce Fraud Rate 1%
  28. Corrupt 'Food Bank' Gets Boost from Kauai Mayor
  29. A New GSA Scandal Says ‘Aloha’?
  30. Hawaii Diploma Mill Offers 'Reasonable Prices'
  31. Scalia: Why Would a Treaty be Needed?

Monday, February 23, 2015
February 23, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State-backed Loans: $89M to Companies Tied to OHA Chair Robert Lindsey
  2. Rep Karl Rhoads Feeding Info to Calvin Say's Attorney while Chairing 'Special Committee'?
  3. SB358: Green Energy Scammers Push Legislators to Tax Natural Gas
  4. Seminar: Your Rights When HART Comes to Take Your Property
  5. Gabbard 'Mind-Boggled' at Obama's Two-Month Advance Notice of Plan of Attack on ISIS
  6. Legislation Plans for Federal Take-Over of Hawaii Health Exchange
  7. Pension Promises Are Getting Harder for Hawaii Lawmakers To Keep
  8. Revolving Door: Former TV anchor to direct communications at Senate
  9. The Future for NextEra and HECO: More Windfarms
  10. Constitutional amendment Would Transfer Control of UH Back to Legislature
  11. Abortion mongers panic over Born Alive Bills, Say Lege Should go Easy on Killers of Pregnant Women
  12. Sheriff Beats DUI Rap after Cops, Prosecutors Fail to Show Up
  13. Some schools struggle to provide adequate food, water
  14. Chinatown: Urine Smell Receding
  15. Honolulu zoning chair comes out against Malaekahana development

Sunday, February 22, 2015
February 22, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GMOs: How the Precautionary Principle Refutes Itself
  2. Legislative Agenda: Pot, Parents and Privacy
  3. SB473: Concealed Carry Gut and Replace
  4. How Housing First Reduced Homelessness 72% in Utah
  5. Our Best Export – Our Taxes!
  6. GE Tax Hike: Will March 3 Rail Bids Stampede House of Representatives?
  7. Gas Tax Hike to Pay for Ige's $70.9M Boost in DoT Spending?
  8. Manoa Buyout Club: Gib Arnold Could be the Most Expensive Yet
  9. Slammed by Auditor, Health Connector Cuts off Payments to 'Contractor of the Year'
  10. Ige land agency nominees: Ill Will and Bling, Just Ask Neil
  11. Star-Adv: Big Island Electric Co-op Must be Heard
  12. HGEA Negotiations Underway, Contract Expires June 30
  13. Pesticide Bill Targets Agriculture, Ignores other Users
  14. Affordable Housing Plan Will Take Decades, At the End the Problem will be Worse Than it is Now
  15. Hawaii vets express skepticism over possible changes to retirement pay
  16. Kauai: Another Wave of Mass Hysteria

Saturday, February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 575 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. HB330: Increase GE Tax by 1%
  3. Caldwell: House Would Reject GE Tax Hike if Voted Today
  4. Massive Fuel Tax Hike on the Move in the House
  5. Omidyar Website Bashes Gabbard for Telling the Truth About Islamic Terrorism
  6. State Saves $27M by Forcing 7,500 Micronesians into Health Connector
  7. Ige = Hee? New Attorney General Opposes Return of Journalists' Shield Law
  8. Bill to prohibit lawmakers' fundraising weakened, but still alive
  9. 2 sides in West Coast ports dispute reach tentative contract
  10. 28 entities apply to join PUC's decision on NextEra-HEI deal
  11. NextEra Energy plans to build Hawaii's largest wind farm on Maui
  12. Protester: Kauai Dairy Farm is "how the fascists took over in Nazi Germany and the world got a Hitler"
  13. Dairy: “If you stop farming, then this resource is going to leave the agricultural designation”
  14. Kunia Ridge: Taxes, Water Bills, Regulations Conspire to Give Real Farmers the Shaft
  15. Hawaii Most Expensive State: 17.2% Above US Average Prices for Goods, Services
  16. Senate panel weighs bill to help local victims of sex trafficking, Police Complain it is too Tough on Pimps
  17. SB677: Police Commission wants to retain firing powers
  18. Developmental Disability: Hawaii Among Best States for Early Intervention
  19. Republicans aim to curb Obama's monument designations

Friday, February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Neighborhood Boards: 516 Candidates Enter Race With One Day to Go
  2. Takai vs Takai on Homeland Security Funding
  3. House and Senate Republicans Join Forces on Legislation
  4. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Legislation Deferred, Pro-Gun Bills Progressing
  5. Warning labels and beverage tax fail in Legislature
  6. HECO, Taxes, Pesticides, and Teacher Tenure: House Republicans Speak Out
  7. 500 Expected at GOP Lincoln Dinner
  8. 2015 Legislative Calendar: A Guide to the Deadlines
  9. 25%: Hawaii Ranks 43rd in Weekly Church Attendance
  10. House Bills for 2015: Sex, Drugs and a Place for the Kids to Hide Out
  11. Tears and Gnashing of Teeth as Cosmic Vortex Sweeps Pesticides up Mountain Causing Multiple Illnesses and Dirty Window Blinds
  12. HB 825 Provides Little Incentive for Illegal Vacation Rentals to Register
  13. More waivers convey a “Public be damned” attitude toward legislative hearings
  14. Hawaii #2 in USA: 51.2% Tax on S-Corporation Income
  15. Posturing over DLNR pick should be entertaining
  16. Tax Hikers' Latest Trick: Rail officials pretend to need $350M loan
  17. Council OKs Waikiki tax hike
  18. $800M: Key airport projects delayed, costing more than expected
  19. Feds: Settle West Coast Today or Negotiate in DC
  20. State lawmakers aim to curb HCDA's leasing power and increase public input
  21. 27 Intervenors, Next Era Opposes Them All
  22. Ike Choy's Attack on UH Programs, Ham Handed, Narrow, Destructive
  23. Ethics Comm Bans Free Trips for Teachers, DoE Staff
  24. Instead of Raising Lunch Prices, DoE Should Follow Audit Instructions for Savings
  25. Labels: Senate Panders to Anti-GMO Mob Knowing House Will Protect Hawaii from Them
  26. As Expected, House Saves Farmers from Hypocritical Pesticide Buffer Zone Bill
  27. Infested with progressives, State asks childcare facilities to track unvaccinated children
  28. Even in Face of mass Opposition, Kauai Council Continues Tinkering with anti-Fireplace Law
  29. Are Maui tour operators ignoring federal whale watching rules?
  30. Sierra Club Boss: My Environmentalism Begins When Little People Invade Lands Once Reserved for Elite
  31. Obamaville Tent City at Kakaako Presidential Library Site
  32. Bill to Abolish Hawaii Land Use Commission Is Dead on Arrival
  33. Funding to continue the Preschool Open Doors Program passes
  34. Marsy's Law: basic rights for crime victims
  35. Sylvia Luke Raises Campaign Cash During Session
  36. Menor Proposes New Housing Office
  37. Rhoads Refuses to Hear Bill to create state game management panel
  38. Willie Plays Game with Anti-Aquarium Bills
  39. A Year Later, 40 Guam Soldiers Injured in Afghanistan Remain in Hawaii

Thursday, February 19, 2015
February 19, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawsuit Challenges Secrecy of Kanaiolowalu Roll Commission
  2. Big Island Group Proposes Electric Co-Op
  3. AEI: Retire the Jones Act
  4. Ige Rejects Activists, Appoints DeCoite to HD 13 Vacancy
  5. HCR33: Will Legislators Ask OHA to Help State Create Fake Indian Tribe?
  6. Scorecard: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
  7. Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for Controversial DLNR Appointee
  8. Gallup: Alaska, Hawaii Lead the United States in Well-Being
  9. The Hawaii Democratic Party Wants Farmers Out of Business
  10. Creating Fake Crisis to Push Tax Hike, Council pretends to remove bus funds from rail money plan
  11. Hawaii Legislature should be fixing our tax system instead of making it worse
  12. Regulators Reject Petitions to Delay NextEra’s Purchase of HECO
  13. Health Connector Padded Rolls By Dumping 7,500 Medicaid Patients into Obamacare 
  14. Bob Jones: Obamacare Unworkable
  15. Taxing TVRs: Five Bills Still Alive
  16. Tobacco Tax: Just Another Fund to be Raided
  17. SB118: Senators Strip REIT Tax Hike Out of Bill
  18. Hawaii County: Little Chance for TAT Cap to be Lifted
  19. Hawaii Teachers Salaries 19th Highest in USA, Dead Last When Cost of Living Factors in
  20. Gabbard: Obama Misidentifies Enemy, Speech is a Diversion
  21. Legislators Tinker With Rules for Making Public Adult Care Home Inspections
  22. Lawmaker pushing to buy body cams for police statewide
  23. Maui Council Refuses to Approve Prosecutor, Then Refuses to Disapprove Him
  24. HB985 General Fund Will Cover 60% of UH Expenses
  25. HB596 Dope Addicts to Get Ticket
  26. Trannies Want Birth Certificate Change so they Can Evade Draft, Force Way into Girls Dorm Rooms
  27. Mainland Group Takes Control of Planned Parenthood Hawaii
  28. Kauai Doesn't Want Dairy?  Give Them Another Hotel Instead
  29. Boaters frustrated with poor conditions at Waianae harbor

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
February 18, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2015 Hawaii Legislative Watch: Taxes
  2. Another House waiver of public notice—on an important energy bill
  3. Schatz 3rd Most Absentee Senator
  4. Hirono: ObamaCare Needs MORE Snow Days
  5. 449 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  6. Galuteria Owes $7,000 Back Taxes After Lying About Residence, Senate to Consider Action
  7. Iwase the Fearless will Lead us to the NextEra
  8. Eight Industrial-Sized Solar Farms in the Works
  9. Land Swap?  State has not always been best land steward
  10. Lawmakers say Ching's DLNR confirmation is not in trouble for now
  11. Neighborhood boards promote civic engagement
  12. Rent High Enough? SB118 Will Tax REIT Landlords
  13. Pinata Party: Usual Suspects Grab for Tobacco Tax Revenues
  14. Cigarette Taxes Triple, Poor Hit Hardest--$500M to General Fund
  15. DoE Wants $1.7M Lunch Price Hike
  16. Senate Committee Approves 11 Nominees to Hawaii’s Development Authority
  17. The New Standard for Transparency: Open Checkbook
  18. Is State Ethics Commission looking to backpedal on “goodwill lobbying”?
  19. Big Island group exploring public energy co-op
  20. Committees Send Marijuana Dispensary Bill on to Full House
  21. GMOs: Rhetorical Excess to Fan the Flames of Divisiveness
  22. Label: Senate Continues Pandering to Anti-GMO Nuts
  23. Legislators Pander to Animal Liberationists, Consider Bill to Ban Zoos, Circuses
  24. Aquarium Collector Gets Suspended Sentence for Defending Himself Against Anti-Aquarium Obsessive 
  25. Obama making WWII internment camp in Hawaii a national monument

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB992: Creates Tribal Judiciary, Places 12,000 Hawaiian Children at Risk
  2. Full Text: Rail Cost Engineer on 'Billion Dollar Mile'
  3. I Mua Manoa Proposes UH Budget Sustainability Plan
  4. Feb 20: Last Chance to file for Neighborhood Board Elections
  5. In Hawaii, The State of Liabilities, The Cost of Rail is Just the Beginning
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 17, 2015
  7. House Violates Public Notice Rules for Transsexual Birth Certificate Hearing
  8. Health Connector Bungles 3,000 Applications, Those Without Insurance Forced to Pay 2% More Income Tax
  9. Ige's Appointment for DLNR Deputy Resigned to Avoid Financial Disclosure Report
  10. Ige's DPS Deputy Nominee Placed Kulani Warden on Unpaid Leave, Then Quit Job
  11. Espinda Critics "Sissies, Assassins, Cowards"
  12. Regents Spend Hours Discussing Arnold's $1.4 M Golden Parachute
  13. Rail art should recognize those who forged this mess
  14. HB631: Gender is an Opinion, Just Ask for a Change on Birth Certificate
  15. Babes Against Civility: Environmentalism Poisons Itself
  16. Star-Adv: Aquarium Compromise Relies on Science over Emotion
  17. House bill aims to set buffer zone on wind turbine projects
  18. Care Home Industry Uses Love Story (Again) to Loosen Hawaii Laws
  19. SB199 would help fund police cameras
  20. Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Mind-Boggling,’ ‘Troubling’ Obama Won’t Recognize ISIS Islamic Ideology
  21. Hawaii County Overtime Abuse, County Vehicle Abuse Reported (Again)
  22. Students, teachers will need patience during Common Core test transition
  23. When can you record a conversation at work to prove discrimination?

Monday, February 16, 2015
February 16, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Will OHA Trustees Waste Another $5M on Push for Fake Indian Tribe?
  2. HCR33: Will House Pass Resolution Supporting Fake Indian Tribe?
  3. HB459 Forces 'Pono Choices' Gay Sex Program on Schools Statewide
  4. SB1071: Second Amendment Rights for Legal Immigrants
  5. Ige Ignores the Fervor that Got Him Elected: DLNR nomination a Public Disservice, Disappointing
  6. Hawaii Health Connector Website Collapses Again
  7. NextEra seeks smooth sailing in choppy waters
  8. Hawaii: Highest Paid Part-Time Legislature in US
  9. State Accounting System is 46 Years Out of Date
  10. Air service helps deliver fresh produce, medical supplies to Oahu
  11. Legislators Consider Harassing Farmers Market Vendors
  12. 100 Disabled, Elderly Drivers Wait as State Fails to Provide Medical Exams
  13. Will New Obstacles Dim Hawaii’s Solar Power Surge?
  14. Hirono is Only Democrat Supporting Rand Paul's 'Audit the Fed' Bill
  15. Hotels Report 'Unexpected Softness' in Demand

Sunday, February 15, 2015
February 15, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Democrats Nominate Two Protesters and a Farmer for HD13 Vacancy
  2. Hotels as Renters
  3. Invisible Ige Holes up with the Big Cheeses as Cauldron Bubbles
  4. Partnership: All of Nothing for Maui's Only Hospital
  5. Star-Adv: Give OHA your views on Kakaako
  6. HSTA Operative Demands Legislators back off Instructional Hours Law
  7. So-Called 'Consumer Advocate' proposes greater secrecy in NextEra merger
  8. Revolving Door: From Star Adv to Billy Kenoi and Back Again as Capitol Bureau Chief
  9. If We can't Run a Zoo, How can We Run Rail?
  10. Matson: Only One Ship Coming This Week
  11. Dairy is safe for the environment, and we will prove it
  12. Tulsi Gabbard to Marry Another Cult Member

Saturday, February 14, 2015
February 14, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feb 20: Last Chance to file for Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. Pro-Life? Hawaii One of Only Four States With no Abortion-Free Insurance Policies on Health Exchange
  3. HR235: Eliminate Hawaii Internet Access Taxes
  4. Grassroot Institute: Promoting our Principles in the Legislature
  5. SB727: Hike GE Tax Another 0.5% Statewide
  6. Ige Nominates DoTax, DoH Deputy Directors
  7. Horizon Settles Lawsuit, Clears Way for Sale to Pasha, Matson
  8. Right to Try Bills would Protect Terminally-Ill Patients from FDA Restrictions
  9. Jones Act Case to Be Heard by 9th Circuit at UH Manoa
  10. Rhoads, Chun Oakland Behind Massive Income Tax Hike
  11. Statewide Preschool: SB844 Passes Senate Education Committee
  12. Latest Excuse: Say's Palolo Home 'Being Renovated'
  13. Anti-GMO 'Babes' Admit They are Democrats, Ask Party Not to Nominate Real Molokai Farmer
  14. Ige to Sign over 400 Ac of Hana 'Forest Reserve' to Maui Windfarm Developer
  15. Legislators Continue to Fight to Keep Dole Land from Being Sold to Individual Owners
  16. Exposed: NextEra Schemes to Prevent Rate Cuts for Four Years
  17. Ige's AG Lobbied for Private Prison, Nomination Approved Anyway
  18. Obama Sends Labor Secretary to Talk to ILWU, Management
  19. Big Island Lawmakers Tell their Doper Constituents to be Hopeful About Getting More Weed from the Government
  20. Retailers Money Tied Up by Shipping Delays
  21. Opinions differ on mainland placement for Hawaii's troubled teens
  22. Dozens of mini iPads stolen from West Oahu schools
  23. Star-Adv: Taxi rules the problem, not Uber, Lyft

Friday, February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: Engineer Exposes The Hows and Whys of Cost Overruns
  2. 406 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
  3. DCCA Nails Solar Contractor: Unlicensed Work on DoE Schools
  4. Caldwell signs law prohibiting sitting or lying on pedestrian malls
  5. Cancer Center to Merge With UH Medical School
  6. The Worst Gun Bill of the Decade Died Yesterday
  7. HB558: Curbing Overtime Abuse
  8. Senate Transport Committee Votes for Rail Tax Extension, Admits it's to Build More Rail into Kapolei, Manoa
  9. Ige Opposes Maui Memorial Partnership Deal
  10. HEI's Plan to Gut Existing Solar Contracts
  11. Ige Finally Gets Around to Holding First 'Weekly' News Conference
  12. Castle & Cooke CEO: 'No Conspiracy' in Ching Nomination
  13. Hawaii hotel occupancy falls sharply
  14. Army chief says troop cuts on Oahu could be small
  15. Say Makes Excuses, Says Palolo is as Far Away as Sister Isles
  16. Cancer Center: UH Admin, Regents Still Trying to Figure out What Legislators Want
  17. No Joke: Star-Adv Claims University Administrators are Competent to Investigate Rape
  18. Pressure builds on Obama to intervene in West Coast ports slowdown
  19. Jury awards more than $658K to police chief's wife
  20. Waianae: Industrial Solar to be Approved while Rooftop Solar Waits
  21. Hawaii Senate Panel Panders to anti-GMO Mob, advances pesticide regulation bill
  22. GMO: Demagogue Hooser Refuses to Consider Evidence
  23. HB511: Attacks by Anti-Aquarium Obsessives to be Illegal
  24. Ruling overturns Hilo doctor's Medicaid suspension
  25. UH Manoa Ranks 203rd in USA
  26. HB227: Businesses in Chinatown and Waikiki to face a new threat: the sound police
  27. Legislature Looks at Non-Compete Agreements
  28. On The Move in the Legislature
  29. Airport: DoT Fixes Tiles, Decides to Leave Potholes Intact

Thursday, February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 'Hewa Hui' Plan: Create Fake Indian Tribe, Keep 95% of Hawaiians Out
  2. Wind Turbine Buffer Zones: HB1384 Gets a Hearing
  3. Lockout: Management Shuts West Coast Ports Four More Days
  4. Small Business Caucus Backs HB266 Regulatory Review Board
  5. Angling for Money from Legislature, UH Report Tries to Explain Athletic Department Finances
  6. Ige's Secret Transition Committee: Stone, Alm, Hiraoka, Arakaki and others
  7. Ching Nominee Would Be In Position to give Castle & Cooke Lock on TOD Development, Other Developers to be Iced Out
  8. GE Tax Hike: Honolulu Council Plays Chicken With Legislature
  9. Rail Cost: We're Just Guessing, says Amemiya
  10. Rail: Drilling, Hammering into Wee Hours of Morning
  11. Some staff will oppose Ige's state prisons chief nominee
  12. Grandmother Asks for $1M Damages Against Police Chief's Wife
  13. Campaign Spending Commission dismisses complaint against Say
  14. HB1455 Passes 'Health' Committee: Legalizes Marijuana Sales
  15. Regulations: DoH 'Works to Limit Production' of Start-up Food Businesses
  16. Bill would allow media greater access to lava, other disasters
  17. Solar farm may short-circuit school expansion
  18. Maui High principal confirms school's former football coach under DOE investigation
  19. HECO: "Rates will 'stay' Low Til End of Decade"
  20. Mayor Signs Expanded Sit-Lie ban
  21. HPD: Tweeker With 10-year Criminal Record Busted in Allenby Case
  22. Wedding venue, parking structure, farmers market to be sandwiched in controversial corner of Ala Moana
  23. Hooser Burned by Testimony Against Smoke, Dust Ban
  24. Aila Defends Aquarium Collectors Against Hordes of Anti-Aquarium Obsessives
  25. Kauai: Anti-Dairy Obsessives Hire Oregon Lawyer
  26. 3 Muslims Killed by Progressive Atheist

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
February 11, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Geothermal: New Zealand Company Abandons Partnership with OHA
  2. PMA: Unwavering ILWU Demand Threatens to Sink Contract Talks; “Slowdowns as a Way of Life”
  3. HB459 Forces 'Pono Choices' Gay Sex Program on Schools Statewide
  4. Sexual assault and harassment policy updated by UH
  5. At End of Life, State Human Resources Management System moves to 'Private Cloud'
  6. HB1476: Rep Ing Introduces Bill to Hide Identity of all Campaign Donors
  7. Schatz' Boycott of Israeli Leader 'Shortsighted and small minded'
  8. Warning Label Bills Unfairly Single Out One Product
  9. Federal Monitor cites rail for 'Alarming' lack of cost control
  10. Takumi Admits HB1240 'Education' GE Tax Hike is Really About Rail
  11. Living Hawaii: The American Dream Is Broken for the Middle Class
  12. Progressives Spread Measles -- Where are the Anti-Vaxxers?  Kauai, of Course
  13. Will Belatti Hear 'Right to Try'? Bill would give terminally ill access to experimental drugs, treatments
  14. HB451 Reclassifies Sex as Rape--UH Administrators to Supervise 'Ongoing Consent' During Campus Coitus
  15. Money Laundering: Tranny Nowhere in Sight as School's ex-officials arrested
  16. House Committee Approves Bill to Repeal Undersea Cable Law
  17. HELCO Geothermal Decision Due Feb 17
  18. Honolulu City Council will consider rezoning for D.R. Horton's West Oahu Hoopili development
  19. The Case of a Wayward Land Use Lobbyist
  20. Which Lawmakers Are the First to Hold Fundraisers During Session?
  21. More to say about Say-complaint to be heard Wednesday by the Campaign Spending Commission
  22. Ethics complaint: Anti E-Cig Legislation ‘unduly influenced’ by unregistered lobbyists for Big Pharma
  23. Free Clinics Push for State to Pick up Micronesian Co-Pays
  24. 30mph Wind Blows Roof off, School Still to be Used as 'Hurricane Shelter'
  25. 18 more prison guards punished for contraband, other violations
  26. Police Reform Measures Gain Steam in Hawaii Legislature
  27. IHS: Sit-Lie Ban Forces 70 Homeless to Accept Shelter
  28. Loss of accreditation could spell disaster for Honolulu Zoo
  29. HB1076 could waive University of Hawaii tuition for family of some veterans--But UH Admin Says They Can't Afford it
  30. Interim Coach Rejects $185K Offer as UH Begins Yet Another Idiotic "National Search"
  31. Noisy Politicians Find New Way to Harass Businesses
  32. Bill Would Decrease Annual Interest Rate for Payday Loans from 459% to 36%
  33. ILWU Lockout/Slowdown Update

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015 Daily News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Massive GE Tax Hike to Create New 'Special Fund' -- On the Move in House and Senate
  2. $185M GE Tax Hike: HB1240 on a Fast Track
  3. SB783: 'Worst Gun Bill of the Decade'
  4. Kanaiolowalu: 'Elections This Year'
  5. "Widespread Bribery and Corruption" Hawaii ERS Sues Petrobras
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 9, 2015
  7. Rail to Make a Mess of Bus Service in Pearl City 'Until Further Notice'
  8. Should NextEra be able to use ratepayer funds to NOT produce electricity?
  9. Free Golf Scandal: Will Ige Act to Enforce Law?
  10. Hearing on Hawaii Rep. Calvin Say’s Residency Set for Friday
  11. Governor Ige dodges questions by insisting on written questions
  12. DLNR Nominee Lobbied City for Castle and Cooke, Koa Ridge?
  13. Counties Use TAT Hike Lobbying as Excuse to Raise Property Taxes
  14. State and Local Taxes Penalize the Poor and Benefit the Rich
  15. Hawaii ERS Falling Behind
  16. UHPA: Legislators Seeking Ban on Un-Regulated Sex 'Overstep Bounds' 
  17. Soft on Crime: Serial rapist's sentence cut in half by Hawaii court
  18. HB766: $15M for bare-bones Micro Units
  19. City Refuses to Grant Tax Exemptions for Solar Panels, Has Excuse
  20. House Tackles Proposed Rideshare/Taxi Regs
  21. Pre-Kindergarten: Funding Across States
  22. Slowdown: ILWU Short-Staffing Honolulu Docks
  23. Lloyd's: Jones Act Comes Under Pressure
  24. Ige’s Appointee to Head DCCA Cruises Through Senate Committee
  25. Police Oversight Bills to be Heard Today
  26. Hunters fight for development of 1st Hawaii Game Commission
  27. Ivory Ban Debunked
  28. City Begins Harassing Retailers Over Plastic Bag Ban
  29. City's $250K+++ Car Wash boondoggle
  30. Charter schools left out in the cold after lava threatens
  31. Winds Blow Roof off of Kailua 'Hurricane Shelter'
  32. HB1202 Would Legalize Vacation Rentals on Ag Land
  33. Hawaii Less 'Local' than Most States
  34. Hawaii Business Fluff-Piece Features Anti-GMO Lobbyist on Cover
  35. State of Hawaii Not Snooping in Twitter Accounts

Monday, February 09, 2015
February 9, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SEC Filing: Defective Turbines and Batteries, Secret Golden Parachutes at Hawaii Windfarms
  2. Forbes: Five Ways the US Government Keeps Native Americans in Poverty
  3. Documents Show Comcast Ghostwrote Abercrombie's Pro-TWC Merger Letters
  4. Solar Contractor Admits Defrauding Hawaii Consumers
  5. Crime Pays: Legislators Propose $50K per year Cash to ex-Convicts
  6. Section 8: Rhoads Seeks Grounds for More Lawsuits
  7. HB1501 Blocks HECO from Poaching PUC Staff
  8. ILWU Delays Unloading of Two Matson Ships
  9. Who Tried to Buy 2014 Ballot Measures?
  10. Inspection Reports for Some Hawaii Care Homes to Be Posted Online
  11. School Community Councils Allow a Voice in Hawaii Education
  12. Maintenance Funds for Public Housing Fall Short (again)
  13. HB444 Would Fund Waikiki Beach Replenishment
  14. Animal bills proposed
  15. Kauai: 'Caucasian Cranks' Propose Ban on Imu Smoking

Sunday, February 08, 2015
February 8, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kauai Panel Seeks to Ground GMO Debate in Facts
  2. Three Hunting-Related Bills to be Heard Monday
  3. Maui Democrats Release Names of 13 Applicants for HD13 Vacancy
  4. Digitized Archive of 19th Century Hawaii Missionaries Goes Online
  5. HB1307: Fair Taxation?
  6. Top ‘Scientists’ Caught Adjusting Temperature Readings
  7. Three of Ige’s nominees to lead state agencies are Lobbyists
  8. Caldwell, HART promised no Tax Hike, No Borrowing
  9. HB14: HSTA Pushing to Gut Instructional Hours Requirement
  10. HB1468: Shut Down Big Cable Project to be Heard Tuesday
  11. HECO vs Reality on NextEra Merger
  12. Marijuana Task Force Member Pushes Drugs to Children
  13. SB791: Autism health coverage gains traction
  14. Calvin Say Case: Finally the Law Will be Enforced?
  15. Kauai: Accused Rapist Gets Off on Technicality
  16. Infamous Hit Man Enjoys Retirement Years With Family and Friends in Hawaii
  17. Silly UH Research Blames Windward Rains on Global Worming


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611 Candidates on Ballot for Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Article Saturday, February 28, 2015

The 2015 Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year. At stake are 437 seats on Oahu’s 33 Neighborhood Boards, whose volunteer members hold monthly meetings and serve as advisors on community concerns....


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A Republican Vision for Hawaii: Kelii Akina Interviews Pat Saiki
by Video Video Friday, February 27, 2015

...the role, vision and challenges of the GOP in Hawaii....


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Jones Act Documentary Film Premier Sets the Stage for a Bigger Conversation
by Video Video Friday, February 27, 2015

The event was attended by approximately 80-100 members of public, some legislators, legislature staff and members of the shipping industry....


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Why I voted to affirm Rep. Calvin Say as a qualified member of the House of Representatives
by News Article Friday, February 27, 2015

As the Minority member on the House Special Committee to investigate the residency challenge to Rep. Calvin Say, I know many people expected me to put forward a dissenting opinion....


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Hawaii Rejects Sugary Beverage Labeling, Tax
by Andrew Walden Friday, February 27, 2015

...the proposed laws could actually increase obesity by increasing poverty....


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UHERO: Economy in 2015 will look a lot like 2014
by UH ERO Friday, February 27, 2015

...not all damage from the past recession has been repaired....


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Tourism: Visitors, Expenditures Drop
by News Release Friday, February 27, 2015

...Japanese arrivals decreased 4.9 percent to 110,969 visitors....


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Ige Returns from Washington, Holds News Conference
by News Release Friday, February 27, 2015

...Ige held a news conference to provide information about his participation in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting....


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Police seek man on video at the scene of a suspicious Kona Church Fire
by News Release Friday, February 27, 2015

At 6:10 a.m. Thursday (February 26), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a fire at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Captain Cook....


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The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, February 26, 2015

The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living....


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HB321 Marijuana Dispensaries: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by News Article Thursday, February 26, 2015

...The question now is not whether the dispensary bills will pass, but more what these bills will look like....


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HB1482: “Hawaii Invests Local Act” Supports Crowdfunding
by News Release Thursday, February 26, 2015

...House Bill 1482 aims to establish a crowd-funding exemption for limited intrastate investments between Hawaii residents and Hawaii businesses....


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HECO Denies Solar Contractors' Blockade Claim
by News Release Thursday, February 26, 2015

Contrary to some reports, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are continuing to accept solar photovoltaic (PV) applications....


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List Fraud Makes Kanaiolowalu Roll 'Too Hot to Handle'
by Video Video Wednesday, February 25, 2015

They Had Everything Planned So Carefully....


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HART Directors' Secret Discussion: State May Grab 25% Cut to Ease Passage of GE Tax Extension
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 25, 2015
HART Chairman Don Horner suggests the State's surcharge will be raised to 25% even though such a move would "result in a deficit in anticipated GET revenues."
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Tulsi Gabbard Hires Cult Associate as Chief of Staff
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 25, 2015

...Tulsi Gabbard has quietly hired an identified associate of the Chris Butler Cult as her new Chief of Staff....


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Another Journalist Quits Omidyar: 'Blocked at Every Turn by Incompetence, Bad Faith'
by News Article Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The problems were partly due to mismanagement but even more, as I have suggested, to the dishonesty of the leadership and its willingness — even eagerness — to shamelessly lie to its own employees....


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HELCO selects Ormat to provide an additional 25MW of geothermal energy
by News Release Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The next step in the process is to begin contract negotiations with Ormat, with an agreement to be submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval....


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Marijuana: Six Bills on the Move Thursday
by News Article Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Marijuana advocates are hard at work trying to game the system....


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Rep. McDermott sues UH Over 'Pono Choices' Secrecy
by News Release Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The real question: what is the University of Hawaii afraid of?
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Hitachi Buying Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
by News Article Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Italy’s largest union, Cgil, called for “a meeting with the government to discuss the possibility of blocking the sale to protect jobs and one of the country’s strategic industries.”


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California Plastic Bag Ban Suspended as 800,000 Sign Repeal Ballot Petition
by News Release Tuesday, February 24, 2015
“SB 270 was never a bill about the environment. It was a backroom deal between the California Grocers Association and their union friends to scam consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees – all under the guise of environmentalism.”
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Hawaii lawmakers file resolutions seeking Jones Act exemption
by News Release Tuesday, February 24, 2015

...a short documentary film to educate the public about the Jones Act, which will be shown this Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12pm in the Capitol Auditorium....


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Surprise: Poorest Obamacare Enrollees Face $530 IRS Tax Bill
by Americans for Tax Reform Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Also in the H&R Block report is the news that the individual mandate penalty is averaging $172. This is likely to rise in future years....


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332 Pages of Secret Regs: ‘Net Neutrality’ and Censorship Go Hand in Hand
by News Article Monday, February 23, 2015

...While the FCC is inserting government bureaucracy into all aspects of Internet access, the FEC is debating whether to regulate Internet content, specifically political speech posted for free online....


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HB459 Amended: Parent's consent still needed for sex ed
by Video Video Monday, February 23, 2015

"We want to encourage parents to always be the ones that are responsible for what their kids are learning in the public school system," Hawaii Family Forum's Eva Andrade said....


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608 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Article Monday, February 23, 2015

Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year. At stake are 437 seats on Oahu’s 33 Neighborhood Boards....


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Hawaii Republicans Unveil New Logo at Lincoln Day Dinner
by News Release Monday, February 23, 2015

...a surprise announcement to over 450 guests at the annual Lincoln Dinner....


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Gabbard 'Mind-Boggled' at Obama's Two-Month Advance Notice of Plan of Attack on ISIS
by Video Video Monday, February 23, 2015

"That you're not only outlining the timeline — which is troubling, but you're also talking about specifically how many troops, how many brigades, where they're coming from, and what they're going to be doing...."


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Rep Karl Rhoads Feeding Info to Calvin Say's Attorney while Chairing 'Special Committee'?
by News Article Monday, February 23, 2015

The state House investigation of a challenge to former speaker Calvin Say’s right to hold his seat in Hawaii’s House of Representatives has taken a new twist....


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Seminar: Your Rights When HART Comes to Take Your Property
by Robert Thomas Sunday, February 22, 2015

...Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....


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SB358: Green Energy Scammers Push Legislators to Tax Natural Gas
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 22, 2015

Under SB358, gas will be taxed more heavily than oil....


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State-backed Loans: $89M to Companies Tied to OHA Chair Robert Lindsey
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 22, 2015

If approved, Hawaii taxpayers could find themselves providing $44M in loan guarantees to an Indian company's jet fuel deal in England....


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Our Best Export – Our Taxes!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 22, 2015

...we are exporting around 15%-20% of our general excise tax....


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SB473: Concealed Carry Gut and Replace
by News Release Saturday, February 21, 2015

SB 473, SD1, proposing carry permit issue rules under the Federal retired Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), has a hearing, Tuesday, 02-24 at 9:15AM....


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Legislative Agenda: Pot, Parents and Privacy
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Hawaii State Legislature opened on January 21, 2015 and today, February 20, 2015, is DECKING.  What that means is that all bills that have been assigned to multiple committees, must have moved to their final committees....


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GMOs: How the Precautionary Principle Refutes Itself
by News Article Saturday, February 21, 2015

Incorporating the precautionary principle into public policy is itself “an activity [that] raises threats of harm to human health or the environment.”....


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How Housing First Reduced Homelessness 72% in Utah
by News Article Saturday, February 21, 2015

In the past nine years, Utah has decreased the number of homeless by 72 percent—largely by finding and building apartments where they can live, permanently, with no strings attached....


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575 Candidates file for Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Article Saturday, February 21, 2015

The 2015 Neighborhood Board elections will be held in April and May of this year. At stake are 437 seats on Oahu’s 33 Neighborhood Boards....


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HB330: Increase GE Tax by 1%
by Grassroot Institute Friday, February 20, 2015

... According to ITEP, payment of sales and excise taxes takes up an average of 11% of family income for the poorest 20% of earners ....


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Hawaii #2 in USA: 51.2% Tax on S-Corporation Income
by News Article Friday, February 20, 2015

The fasted growing type of pass-through business is the S corporation....


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Warning labels and beverage tax fail in Legislature
by News Release Friday, February 20, 2015

We have good news to share about our fights against unfair taxes and regulation....


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Tears and Gnashing of Teeth as Cosmic Vortex Sweeps Pesticides up Mountain Causing Multiple Illnesses and Dirty Window Blinds
by Joni Kamiya Friday, February 20, 2015

The best part of the hearing was hearing Dustin Barca go on about toxins and the horrible corporations. He even talked about how the cigarette companies and their evils. It’s weird because I just saw him smoking some corporate grown tobacco and inhaling toxins....


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HB 825 Provides Little Incentive for Illegal Vacation Rentals to Register
by Grassroot Institute Friday, February 20, 2015

...the effect of this bill is to burden the compliant small businesses and owner/operator establishments by creating a system that favors larger rental companies and hotels....


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More waivers convey a “Public be damned” attitude toward legislative hearings
by News Article Friday, February 20, 2015

The Hawaii state legislature committed three more waivers of notice....


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House Bills for 2015: Sex, Drugs and a Place for the Kids to Hide Out
by Rep Bob McDermott Friday, February 20, 2015

...bills that might have negative impacts on families or communities....


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Takai vs Takai on Homeland Security Funding
by Andrew Walden Friday, February 20, 2015
Did any reporter ask Takai whether he regretted last month's vote against funding DHS?
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Neighborhood Boards: 516 Candidates Enter Race With One Day to Go
by News Release Thursday, February 19, 2015

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for Neighborhood Board elections is this Friday, February 20, 2015....


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25%: Hawaii Ranks 43rd in Weekly Church Attendance
by News Article Thursday, February 19, 2015

Church attendance provides ties that bind members to their communities, and research shows that at the individual level, those who are most religious have higher well-being than those who are less religious....


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HECO, Taxes, Pesticides, and Teacher Tenure: House Republicans Speak Out
by Video Video Thursday, February 19, 2015

House Republicans speak out on the floor of the legislature....


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500 Expected at GOP Lincoln Dinner Tonight
by News Release Thursday, February 19, 2015

“With Hawaii’s all-Democrat Congressional delegation taking a back seat in the Republican controlled congress, we’re honored to give the people of Hawaii a chance to hear from a sitting United States Senator in the majority Party."


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Honolulu Ranks 42nd for Economic Diversity
by News Article Thursday, February 19, 2015

Honolulu Ranks 42nd Overall (tied with Irving, TX): 77th for 'Income Diversity' and 101st for 'Educational Diversity'....


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House and Senate Republicans Join Forces on Legislation
by News Release Thursday, February 19, 2015

Senator Slom said, "I am very pleased to see that Rep. Fukumoto Chang has taken a more proactive, pragmatic approach as House Minority leader than her predecessor...."


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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Legislation Deferred, Pro-Gun Bills Progressing
by News Release Thursday, February 19, 2015

...anti-gun Senate Bills 783 and 462 were deferred indefinitely....


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Ige Rejects Activists, Appoints DeCoite to HD 13 Vacancy
by News Release Thursday, February 19, 2015

Babes Against Biotech opposed DeCoite....


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Gallup: Alaska, Hawaii Lead the United States in Well-Being
by News Release Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hawaii and Colorado are the only states to finish in the top 10 every year since 2008....


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The Hawaii Democratic Party Wants Farmers Out of Business
by Joni Kamiya Thursday, February 19, 2015

Read their testimony below....


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Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for Controversial DLNR Appointee
by News Release Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday March 11th at 10 AM in room 229....


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Scorecard: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
by News Article Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Here is a list of the bills that were heard by the House Committee on Health – how did your representative vote?
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HCR33: Will Legislators Ask OHA to Help State Create Fake Indian Tribe?
by Video Video Wednesday, February 18, 2015
"WHO SAID YOU COULD DO THAT?"
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AEI: Retire the Jones Act
by News Article Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Refineries would have access to cheaper domestically-produced crude oil, which would lower the cost of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil. And there would be less need for imported oil....


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Lawsuit Challenges Secrecy of Kanaiolowalu Roll Commission
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, February 18, 2015

...Judicial Watch and former Hawaii Attorney General Michael Lilly are filing suit to compel the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to release the list to the public....


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Big Island Group Proposes Electric Co-Op
by News Release Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Local, democratic control over the island’s energy infrastructure....


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449 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Release Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for Neighborhood Board elections is this Friday, February 20, 2015....


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Another House waiver of public notice—on an important energy bill
by News Article Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Requires PUC to establish community-based renewable energy tariff or tariffs by no later than January 1, 2016....


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Schatz 3rd Most Absentee Senator
by News Article Wednesday, February 18, 2015
...on Vocativ’s Senate list Hawaii Democrat Brian Schatz missing the third-most votes....
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Hirono: ObamaCare Needs MORE Snow Days
by News Article Tuesday, February 17, 2015

...Healthcare.gov failed customers on the last hours of open enrollment this past weekend and now anyone who had problems signing up is getting an extension....


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2015 Hawaii Legislative Watch: Taxes
by Rachelle Chang  Tuesday, February 17, 2015

1,515 bills were introduced in the House of Representatives and 1,379 bills were introduced in the Senate – over 400 more bills than were introduced in 2014....


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House Violates Public Notice Rules for Transsexual Birth Certificate Hearing
by News Article Tuesday, February 17, 2015

...HB631 will be granted a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18th....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 17, 2015
by Congress .org Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Senate: Child Pornography Victims Restitution - Passage
  • House: Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage
  • House: Small Business Tax Extenders – Passage

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