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Sunday, September 25, 2016
September 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
  2. Maui Hospital Names Interim CEO
  3. Ever Visit Another State For A Day? Congress May Stop That State From Assessing Income Tax On You
  4. Social Workers Descend on Gigantic Waianae Camp—9 Homeless Agree to Accept Housing
  5. Prosecutor Urges “YES” Vote on Charter Amendment 3
  6. Cool Schools: 180 Volunteers at Campbell HS, Ewa Beach ES
  7. Don’t Cry for Me, Cupertino
  8. AG Joins Suboxone Anti-Trust Lawsuit
  9. ‘Shut up Jerk’—Maui Hospital leads to Major break between the Senate and Ige
  10. Rail is headed for the deep after a long, pricey journey
  11. Star-Adv: Caldwell sloppy in handling of federal funds
  12. Mayor Kenoi’s latest escapades call attention to potential ethics issues
  13. Of Course High Tech Firms Leave Hawaii
  14. ‘Grey Area Rules’ have Squelched Hawaii Ocean Aquaculture for Decades
  15. Getting Out of Gridlock: Should UH start later?
  16. Homosexual Rape Coverup in Waikiki?
  17. State’s child abuse letters may violate law

Saturday, September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fake Tribe Denounced: “This change is intended to circumvent legal, congressional processes, and Hawaiian community input”
  2. Fake Indian Tribe: Many Silent as Hawaii Politicians Respond to Interior Department Rule
  3. Video: Obama Hopeful Next President Will Pursue Tribal Government for Native Hawaiians
  4. Abandon Rail Project: Atta, Formby, Hanabusa, Fuchigama – “Don’t Look Back”
  5. 20% of Homeless have Major Mental Illness, Only 18% Admit they do Drugs
  6. Housing Offered to 289 Homeless—9 Accept
  7. Kaneshiro: Auto Theft Laws Must be Changed to Enable More Prosecutions
  8. Navy Publishes Guidance Warning Sailors Not to Protest National Anthem
  9. ‘Green’ Energy Necessitates Giant $1.6M Battery



Friday, September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FULL TEXT: Interior Dep't Final Rule for Fake Native Hawaiian Indian Tribe
  2. The State is a Terrible Farmer...and Businessperson
  3. Djou, Savio: City Still Failing on Affordable Housing
  4. Fitch: GEMS are 'Outstanding' Because of Built-In Rate Hike Mechanism
  5. Unions Wreck Maui Memorial Hospital Before Turning it Over
  6. State’s budget surplus could evaporate quickly
  7. Kenoi to Planners: “Shut the F*** Up or I knock you out”
  8. HDP Scandal Grows – Feds Looking into Another Alleged Kealoha Scam
  9. Jail Project Already Producing Millions in White Collar Make-Work
  10. Affordable Housing?
  11. Cars, bikes and even a boat clog Homeless Camp under Nimitz Hwy
  12. Gas tax better for Environment than mileage tax
  13. Unintended Consequences of Anti-Dairy Farm Protests
  14. Maui Tomorrow Helps HIDOT Plan to Cut off Lahaina from Rest of Island
  15. This is the Beginning: Old Heiau Stones Create new Claim on Property
  16. Ex-officer’s assault case set for trial
  17. Stop Zika before it gets a foothold in Hawaii
  18. High-Tech Tax Credit Scammers Take the Money and Run—away from Hawaii

Thursday, September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cost-Effective? Hawaii Highways Rank 48th Thanks to HIDOT ‘Administrative Disbursements’
  2. Dishonesty is Unsustainable
  3. HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 21, 2016
  5. AG: Legislature May need to act on Suboxone for Drug Addicts
  6. OIP Posts New Rules on Police Misconduct Records
  7. Do you have suggestions for State Ethics Commission?
  8. Maui Hospital: Senators ask governor to Reconvene Special Session
  9. Caldwell’s Homeless Hospital Merry go Round -- $4000 per Bum per Night
  10. Will HUD order Dysfunctional Caldwell to Pay Back Wasted Affordable Housing Money?
  11. Espero: I will Push for Massive GE Tax Hike if Reelected
  12. ERS rolls back assumed rate of return on investments
  13. Laughing at You: Most UH executives getting pay raises
  14. Fishing Captain Knifed by Smiling Imp
  15. Muslims Use Fishing Job to Get into USA, Demand Money
  16. HIDOT Tax Hike Scheme: “The devil’s always in the details”
  17. HTA Conference: How Hawaiian Activists Can Cash in on Tourism
  18. Kauai Anti-GMO Activist Supports Tourist Industry Harassment of Dolphins
  19. Research Reclassifies Pigs as Indigenous
  20. UH Cited for 15 Safety Violations After Explosion
  21. Why Google’s Driverless Cars Should Go to Honolulu Next
  22. Many Remain Unemployed

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
  2. Message to OHA: Clean up your act, not your image
  3. Fishing Industry to Enforce Good Labor Practices
  4. Taxes and tracking your odometer
  5. Not Too Late to Make the Right Decision on Rail
  6. Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
  7. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Immediate Halt to U.S. Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
  8. Djou: I will not Raise Taxes to Pay for Rail
  9. State-Owned Agriculture:  1,200 Acres of Failure in Central Oahu
  10. GEMS: “A failure through-and-through”
  11. HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
  12. “Using” iwi kupuna to slow or stop development
  13. Democratic Party establishment has been gleefully giving Sanders supporters the finger for quite some time
  14. New Federal Rules May Shut Down Most Hawaii Farms
  15. Hawaii's rental vacancy rate is among highest in nation, data shows
  16. School officials unveil $705M wish list
  17. OCCC Project is a Front for Scheme to Place 1,400 Arizona Prisoners Under Control of Corrupt, Expensive UPW Guards
  18. Fraction of auto theft suspects charged despite hundreds of arrests
  19. Hawaii police departments still working to compile stats on untested rape kits
  20. Are Honolulu Prosecutors Covering Up Police Misconduct?
  21. Working Overtime: Kenoi Burns County Money on Golf Project
  22. Kenoi Did not Disclose About Land Sales
  23. Another Special Ed Aide Says Reporting Abuse Got Her Banned
  24. Hawaii SB2607 Student Privacy
  25. Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PUC Approves ‘Time of Use’ Electric Rates
  2. HELCO Proposes $19.3M Rate Hike, Blames Trees
  3. DLNR Helicopters to Eradicate More Sheep
  4. Fail: 3rd GEMS Exec Director Quits in 2 years—Another Legislative Fight Looms over Wasted Money
  5. Feds: Caldwell’s Incompetence May Cost Honolulu $16M from Affordable Housing Funds
  6. Nightmare Charter amendment would extend term limits for Honolulu mayor, city council
  7. Maui Memorial Prospects: “scarier than ever”
  8. High Electric Bills Make Hawaii Susceptible to Green Energy Scams
  9. HPD Officers to be Punished for Catching Criminal
  10. HPD officer charged with wire fraud pleads not guilty
  11. Longline fishing’s new system ties auction access to fair-labor
  12. Hawaii Medicated: 1,200 New Pot Heads Sign up Every Month
  13. Paranoid, ill-informed belief system is what's truly toxic
  14. Hawaii's IUCN, The Zero Waste Event That Wasn't

Monday, September 19, 2016
September 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds: $540M in Highway Funds can be spent on Rail
  2. Screaming Haole Papaya Chopper Returns to Farm—to Apologize
  3. Protester, a Convicted Felon, Puts Human Remains at Telescope Site, says he has more
  4. Caldwell Caught in $324M Lie – Forced to Admit he Canceled Community Paramedic Program Designed to End EMS Abuse
  5. Police miss deadline on rape kits
  6. After Two Years one Member of Police Commission Finally Does Her Job
  7. Obama’s Billion Dollar Tax Credit Scam: US Senate Investigates NextEra, SolarCity, SunRun, Sun Edison, and More
  8. ‘Floating prisons’ is 30-year-old problem

Sunday, September 18, 2016
September 18, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Taxation Boards of Review: Facing Extinction
  2. What are the Hawaii State and County Ballot questions?
  3. Rail Contractor Loses Millions on Low Quality, High Cost Labor
  4. It’s not too late to make right call on rail
  5. PEW: Hawaii $7000 per person Pension Liability
  6. Most People Not Fooled by DoT Road Mileage Tax Hike Scheme
  7. Farmers: End the anti-GMO Ignorance
  8. Co-op to Make $700M Offer for HELCO?
  9. Five charter amendments on Maui ballot
  10. Kenoi Burns Taxpayer Money to Rush Construction of Gym on top of Lava Tube
  11. Expertise means nothing when everyone’s an expert
  12. Hawaii Legislature: Campaign Contributions Roll in as Oxycontin, Heroin Abuse Soars
  13. Corporate and PAC campaign contributions down since 1990

Saturday, September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns
  2. House Passes VA Accountability, Appeals Reform
  3. The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism
  4. Strong leadership is needed to promote agricultural growth
  5. Ward Homeless at State Capitol Tonight
  6. Democrats Move Against Finger Flipper but not Caldwell, Cayetano
  7. Democratic Party Sues To Stop Candidate From Running As Dem
  8. Maui Memorial: Kowtowing to Unions Costs Another $25M
  9. State Investigating Placement Of Human Remains At TMT Site
  10. Feds Arrest HPD Officer in Prostitution Scheme
  11. Homeless Account for 75% of Hawaii Heroin Users
  12. Hawaii 5th Lowest Divorce Rate

Friday, September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Efforts to Expand GEMS Loan Programs Shot Down by Consumer Advocate, PUC
  2. Democrat Vice Chair Resigns—’Party More Dictatorial’
  3. Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 15, 2016
  5. S&P, Fitch Upgrade Hawaii Bonds
  6. What if Hawaii’s government were run by a private company?
  7. Hanabusa to Quit Congress in 2018, Run for Governor?
  8. Kenoi: AG Leaked info to HNN Reporter About Me Getting Drunk With Star-Adv Reporter
  9. Lawsuit Filed to Pry Loose AG’s Report on Wrongdoing in State Auditor’s Office
  10. $3 billion cap on rail spending evaporated within a decade without a squeak
  11. Clean Energy Initiative Latest Excuse for Transportation Tax Hike
  12. Big Oil Buys Big Influence at Big Eco Conference
  13. With Biosecurity, Who Decides Who The Enemy Is?
  14. Hawaii Could Lose 30% of Farms in Next 3-5 Years
  15. DLNR reviews fishing license procedures for foreign longliner crews
  16. Ige Not Likely to Extend Homelessness State of Emergency
  17. Psychiatrists: Hawaii County Police Officer is ‘Fit to Proceed’ in Criminal Case
  18. Elementary school teacher accused of sexual assault of child
  19. With No Developer to Shake Down, Nobody Cares About Exposed Iwi

Thursday, September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Are these OHA Check Expenditures for Real?
  2. Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?
  3. Hawaii County Lawsuit: Can Lawyer Engineer Her Way into Office?
  4. E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking
  5. For the Love of Family
  6. Star-Adv: DHHL Should Say no to Danner, Dump Criminal Hee
  7. Lawyers: Kenoi ‘had bigger things to do’
  8. Caldwell Fumbles Again, More Flooding in Mapunapuna
  9. Civil Beat: Rail is Possible only because of Hordes of Uninformed Democrat Voters
  10. Star-Adv: We Like UH Being Just Average
  11. Fishing industry pushes back following questions about labor practices
  12. Activists Find New Ways to Cash in on Environmentalism
  13. Eco-Hypesters try new Angle to Attack Agriculture
  14. Hawaii Supreme Court, UH Richardson Practice for ‘Climate Change’ Lawsuits
  15. Hawaii Biofuel Venture in Legal Trouble
  16. Kauai Council Still Discussing Tax Hikes

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
September 14, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. High Cost of Living Pushes Hawaii Poverty Rate to 9th in USA
  2. Hawaii Marks Nation’s Sharpest Drop in Hospital Readmissions
  3. More Tuition Hikes Coming? UH Campuses Still Below Average Cost
  4. Obama to Sign Bill Funneling Tourism Money to Robin Danner Cronies
  5. Fate of Top Police Brass Depends on Criminal Defense Lawyers
  6. Usual Suspects Have New Scheme to Put Lots of Criminals Back onto the Streets
  7. Condos Proposed under New Affordable Housing Rules have no Affordable Housing
  8. Developer Buys Council: “I can’t believe its so blatant”
  9. Kauai Anti-GMO Councilmembers Push for Tax Hike
  10. Bayer Buyout a Headache for Anti-GMOs—Need Asprin
  11. Vietnam veteran's dying wish: Improve VA healthcare
  12. ‘Habitual property crime perpetrator’ to face trial


Tuesday, September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. AskMeFirst#—Open women’s facilities to men? Women Speak Out
  2. Hawaii Short 500 Doctors statewide
  3. Hawaii 7th Best State for Health Care
  4. Could genetically modified mosquitoes save Hawaii’s endangered birds?
  5. Hawaii 4th-Happiest State in USA
  6. Hawaii Student Loan Debt Ranked by College
  7. Fifty Years of Seed in the Fiftieth State
  8. Hawaii Democrats Should Expel Drunks and Fraudsters Before Finger-Flipper
  9. Court ruling due Friday on Kenoi’s email cache
  10. Ige’s Vapor Pledge to Fight Zika
  11. Legislative Preview: Kauai Council Still Using Roads as Excuse for Tax Hike
  12. Hawaii County Farmers Hammered by Tax Hike on Ag Land
  13. Hurry up and wait: Opponents of Kaupulehu Marine Reserve take initiative
  14. Jones Act Ships Cost 3x More
  15. Lawyers May Score Million-Dollar Bounty for Helping to Keep the Homeless, Homeless
  16. Kaneshiro Letting Lots of Auto Burglars Get Away Scot-Free
  17. City, State to Coordinate Traffic Light Timing
  18. How can I learn more about GMOs?

Monday, September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What To Do When Your State Is Blue
  2. Ethics? UH Dean Endorses American Samoa Congressional Candidate on UH Letterhead
  3. Trial of former HART Auditor scheduled to start Monday
  4. HUD Investigating Hawaii Public Housing Authority
  5. Kauai: No Rules Homeless ‘Cage’ Shut Down After Only Six Months
  6. Waikiki Homeless Die After Racking up $1,000s in Medical Bills and Jail Costs
  7. Affordable Housing: 10 Years Later only a Driveway is Built
  8. Molokai Ferry: Anti-GMO Protests Already Destroying Molokai Economy
  9. Turtles: Enviros Try ‘Disappearing Island’ Trick (again)
  10. New Report Used to Promote Pre-K Agenda

Sunday, September 11, 2016
September 11, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Democrat Finger Flipper Must-Watch Video: Stop Mind-Raping Me Into Voting For Hillary Clinton
  2. Caldwell's Plan to Make Military Families Pay for Rail
  3. September 11 Commemorated
  4. Hawaii Democrats Purity Test Smokescreen in Grab for 100s of Patronage Jobs
  5. Kenoi PCard used to purchase large amount of alcohol for Star-Adv Reporter
  6. $100s of Millions in Rate Hikes and Tax Hikes because Outreach to homeless cut by Caldwell
  7. Illegal fishers ensnared by Inouye loopholes deserve help
  8. Maui hospital transfer being bungled badly
  9. State DoT Builds Cruise Ship Reception Center, Keeps it Closed for Three Years 
  10. Despite ramped up efforts, Hawaii still plagued by doctor shortage
  11. Anti-Superferry Pacific Whale Foundation Miffed by NOAA Regs Requiring them to keep their Profitable Tourboats Away from Whales
  12. Joker Got Punchline Wrong: Ige sets new target date of 2030 for pretend- doubling food production

Saturday, September 10, 2016
September 10, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HART Whistleblower: Sinking Columns, Cracked Welds, Useless Designs, and Structural Failures
  2. US policies may hurt Micronesians more than they help
  3. How Guam May Impact Hawaii: Race-Based Voting Deja Vu
  4. Rent control would worsen affordable housing shortage
  5. Whistleblowers, ex-staff speak out on rail cost and delays
  6. Robin Danner Group Calls on DHHL to Keep Al Hee’s Scam Company
  7. Ag changes coming
  8. Renovation on state housing project slowed by construction problems
  9. DoE Employee Caught Stealing (Again)
  10. Prosecutor’s office declines to charge suspect with car theft, cites not enough evidence
  11. Board will investigate shootings by officers of the law


Friday, September 09, 2016
September 9, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Martin, Ozawa Endorse Djou for Mayor
  2. Harsh Realities
  3. Papahanaumokuakea: The race for vast remote ‘marine protected areas’ may be a diversion
  4. Bag Ban: A Wealth Transfer from Customers to Big Grocers
  5. Feds to Take Away City’s Affordable Housing Money Because Caldwell isn’t Spending it
  6. Caldwell’s Latest TV Commercial Debunked Easily
  7. Issues haven’t gone away but Few Candidates are Addressing Them
  8. City to Burn $300K Defending Chief Kealoha Lawsuits
  9. Shameless: UH Top Brass Line Up for More Pay Hikes
  10. Clean Energy? HC&S Biomass Plant to be Replaced by Three Diesel Generators
  11. How Hawaii Land Use Laws Create Exclusive Zones for Mainland Haoles
  12. IUCN supported re-locating native people out of areas that become protected areas
  13. All-Out Warfare Against Agriculture
  14. I Would be Dead if HGEA and UPW Got Their Way
  15. Startups Can’t Wait To Leave Hawaii After Scarfing Down Tax Credits
  16. Tax Credit Scammers: Just Ignore the Haters, We Want More of your Money
  17. Ige Ag Fantasy Focused on More Government Ownership of Land
  18. Hawaii Obamaphone Fraud Sparks nationwide Investigation
  19. Underemployed Lawyers Force City to Help them find more Homeless to be Plaintiffs in Future Lawsuits
  20. Activists Upset Because Contraband Will be Harder to Deliver to Prisoners
  21. Alleged Pimp Gets New Trial Because Prosecutor Said His Victim was ‘A Person’
  22. Hugh Jones Arrested on DUI Charge
  23. Hawaii Anti-Telescope and Anti-GMO Protesters Leave Nevada for North Dakota (Will They Stay?)

Thursday, September 08, 2016
September 8, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii #1 Again--Average Home Price $904K
  2. Message to Caldwell: Taking votes out of context is easy, serving your country is NOT
  3. Will Democrats Move Against Caldwell for Backing Republican Council Candidate?
  4. Full Text: Ige Announces 10-Point ‘Biosecurity’ Plan
  5. 2016-2017 LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition
  6. NYT Hawaii Polling: Clinton Leads 51-25, Schatz Leads 81-19
  7. Hawaii Democrats Tangle Over ‘Mind Raping Mafia Hit’
  8. HPD Chief Keschultzaloha: “I Know Nothing”
  9. OHA Spends $294K of Trust Money on Voter ID Survey to Help Incumbents
  10. Students not Fooled by Politicians: Scoff At Promises Of Air Conditioning
  11. Eco Confab: High Priests Arrive for Conclave of the State Religion
  12. Beware the Extremists
  13. Hilarious: Dolphinville Erupts at NOAA Rules
  14. Taxpayers Tithe $20K per battery system—Eco-Scammers Want More from Legislature
  15. Stripping the PC Hype out of Attack on HPD
  16. How Hawaii Homosexual Child Molesters Avoid Sex Offender Registry
  17. Outreach workers struggle to help homeless who turn them away
  18. A Decade Later, Kauai May Finally Get Drug Treatment Center
  19. AP: Foreign Workers Without Visas Trapped on Hawaii Fishing Boats

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
September 7, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Chair Cancels appearances due to health concerns—or not?
  2. Could you use an extra $500K? Can You Pretend to be a High-Tech Entrepreneur?
  3. Nominations Open: Four Seats UH Board of Regents
  4. Board of Education: Matayoshi ‘Exceeds Expectations’
  5. Hawaii Paroling Authority Gets New Chairman
  6. Homeless Rack up $324M in Ambulance Rides, Hospitalizations after Caldwell Cancels Program
  7. Feds: Hawaii’s Unused DoT Funds Could be Reallocated to Pay for Rail
  8. More HPD officers facing charges in federal investigation of HPD chief, wife
  9. Ige’s dreams for the future ignore today’s harsh reality
  10. Yes, the state should allow TMT on Mauna Kea
  11. Punatic Geothermal Hysteria Creates County Subsidized House-Flipping Profits
  12. Areas closed for rail construction may no longer reopen as businesses struggle to survive
  13. Legislative Wish List: DoE Officials consider how to grab for $50M
  14. BOE orders review of charter school panel

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
September 6, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ethics: Sen Maile Shimabukuro Busted for Overnight Party with Lobbyists
  2. Victory: NOAA removes humpback from endangered list
  3. New Report Finds Hawaii's Obesity Rate is 22.7 Percent, Third Lowest
  4. Poll: Hawaii 3rd Best State for Jill Stein
  5. Kiewit Quits Working on Rail: Bad Blood, Broken Trust
  6. Luke, Tokuda: Why not use bonds to fund construction of rail project?
  7. State struggles to keep teachers
  8. Harry Kim shows it takes more than money to win an election
  9. HPD Chief Kealoha Lawsuit Could Cost City $300K
  10. OCCC Prison Rebuild Contractor is Experienced With Crime
  11. Caldwell Overrules Council, Goes With Dumb Overpriced Parking Meters
  12. New online tax system will nail Tax-Cheating TVRs
  13. Enviros Paying Humans to Move Out?


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UH Manoa Celebrates Day Muslims Tricked Hawaii Legislature into Honoring Islam on September 11th
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 25, 2016

In 2009, Muslims tricked the Hawaii Legislature into celebrating 'Islam Day' on September 24--which is September 11 in the old Julian calendar.  Seven years later, UH Manoa professors are still feeling the thrill ....


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Survey: Spanish People in Hawaii Among ‘Most Integrated’
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016

"...Full integration into U.S. society and economy generally takes more than one generation...."


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Traffic Expert: Honolulu Ideal for Driverless Vehicles
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Sunday, September 25, 2016

"In the future they can be aggressive. In other words, they can be tailgating each other to save a lot of space. But in the early stages this is not going to happen...."


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Obamacare Forcing Hawaii Doctors out of Business—Many become Hospital Employees
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016

81.7% Regional Growth in Hospital Ownership of Physician Practices and Employment of Physicians....


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AG Joins Suboxone Anti-Trust Lawsuit
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016

...consumers and purchasers have paid artificially high monopoly prices since late 2009, when generic alternatives of Suboxone might otherwise have become available. During that time, annual sales of Suboxone topped $1 billion....


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Social Workers Descend on Gigantic Waianae Camp—9 Homeless Agree to Accept Housing
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016

A family of six, a couple and one other person agreed to move out of the encampment and into a shelter....


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Maui Hospital Names Interim CEO
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dr. Barry Shitamoto as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1, 2016.....


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Prosecutor Urges “YES” Vote on Charter Amendment 3
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016
Charter Amendment 3 asks: “Should the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney control its budget after it is approved by the City Council?”
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Cool Schools: 180 Volunteers at Campbell HS, Ewa Beach ES
by News Release Sunday, September 25, 2016

At Ewa Beach Elementary School the crew installed 3,500 LED bulbs to increase energy efficiency....


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Don’t Cry for Me, Cupertino
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 25, 2016

...Apple owed Ireland 13 billion euros....


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Ever Visit Another State For A Day? Congress May Stop That State From Assessing Income Tax On You
by News Article Sunday, September 25, 2016

On September 21, the U.S. House passed H.R. 2315 by voice vote. It now goes to the Senate....


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Video: Obama Hopeful Next President Will Pursue Tribal Government for Native Hawaiians
by Video Video Saturday, September 24, 2016

The President took office vowing to strengthen the relationship between the United States government and tribal governments around the country, including the Native Hawaiian population....


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Fake Indian Tribe: Many Silent as Hawaii Politicians Respond to Interior Department Rule
by News Release Saturday, September 24, 2016
Most OHA Trustees silent on Interior Department …
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Fake Tribe Denounced: “This change is intended to circumvent legal, congressional processes, and Hawaiian community input”
by News Release Saturday, September 24, 2016
"Congress needs to put an end to this executive abuse by establishing a consistent and transparent framework for the recognition of native groups." -- House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah

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FULL TEXT: Interior Dep't Final Rule for Fake Native Hawaiian Indian Tribe
by News Release Thursday, September 22, 2016

"OHA and the DOI are on a crash course in their rejection of the will of the Hawaiian people.”


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Fitch: GEMS are 'Outstanding' Because of Built-In Rate Hike Mechanism
by News Release Thursday, September 22, 2016

"As homeowners default, the 'true-up mechanism' allows your electric bill to be increased to pay for the deadbeats."


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Djou, Savio: City Still Failing on Affordable Housing
by Charles Djou Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Last week we learned that the City failed to spend tens of millions of dollars in the affordable housing fund and we may now lose this money."


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The State is a Terrible Farmer...and Businessperson
by Kelii Akina Thursday, September 22, 2016

Four years ago, the state acquired 1,200 acres of farmland....


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Cost-Effective? Hawaii Highways Rank 48th Thanks to HIDOT ‘Administrative Disbursements’
by News Article Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hawaii’s worst rankings are urban Interstate pavement condition (50th) and administrative disbursements per mile (49th).... 


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Do you have suggestions for State Ethics Commission?
by News Release Thursday, September 22, 2016

...October 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. -- public meeting on ethics in state government....


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Dishonesty is Unsustainable
by Joni Kamiya Thursday, September 22, 2016

...there is hope....


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OIP Posts New Rules on Police Misconduct Records
by News Release Thursday, September 22, 2016

...the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) was “palpably erroneous” in its 1997 interpretation....


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HIDOT Demands Money: Threatens to Cut off Lahaina
by News Release Thursday, September 22, 2016

The state has estimated that it would cost around $800 million to realign and widen Honoapiilani Highway from Maalaea to the Lahaina bypass....


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AG: Legislature May need to act on Suboxone for Drug Addicts
by News Release Thursday, September 22, 2016

In light of recent inquiries regarding physicians’ legal authority to prescribe the drug Suboxone for the purpose of opioid detoxification or maintenance treatment of opioid dependence....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 21, 2016
by Congress .org Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Senate: Water Resources Development
House: Health Expenses Tax Deductions
House: Disclose Agency Rule-Making Communications
House: Veterans Affairs Department Accountability
House: Prohibit Guantanamo Transfers

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Message to OHA: Clean up your act, not your image
by Video Video Wednesday, September 21, 2016

...Their Reaction Was To Blow Even More Hawaiian Beneficiary Money....


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Fishing Industry to Enforce Good Labor Practices
by News Release Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On the day the AP report was published, a Task Force was formed made up of influential vessel owners, suppliers, the Honolulu Fish Auction and the Hawaii Seafood Council to begin to assess the problem and work on solutions to protect the welfare of the crewmen....


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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Immediate Halt to U.S. Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
by News Release Wednesday, September 21, 2016

S.J.Res.39 is expected to go to the floor for a vote today in the Senate....


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Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
by News Article Wednesday, September 21, 2016
"We all must be diligent in the search for a solution to the mosquito problem that affects humans and animals alike."
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Need a Sandwich? Call an Ambulance
by Charles Djou Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Among the many problems our community faces with the rampant homeless crisis is the use of our ambulances by a minority in our community, as a personal taxi service....


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Not Too Late to Make the Right Decision on Rail
by News Article Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Federal Transit Administration says it will demand its money back....


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Taxes and tracking your odometer
by Rachelle Chang  Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Recently, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed that it is considering a mileage-based user fee....


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DLNR Helicopters to Eradicate More Sheep
by News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2016

...in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve (Unit K), Palila Mitigation Lands, and the Ka‘ohe Game Management Area (Unit G) on the island of Hawai‘i....


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PUC Approves ‘Time of Use’ Electric Rates
by News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2016

TOU rates are higher during the evening when the overall electricity demand is greatest....


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HELCO Proposes $19.3M Rate Hike, Blames Trees
by News Release Tuesday, September 20, 2016

If approved, a typical residential bill for 500 kilowatt hours on Hawaiʽi Island would increase by $9.31 a month to $171.16....


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Screaming Haole Papaya Chopper Returns to Farm—to Apologize
by Joni Kamiya Monday, September 19, 2016

Every once in awhile, some of them will piece the information together....


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Feds: $540M in Highway Funds can be spent on Rail
by Andrew Walden Sunday, September 18, 2016

"...Farrington Highway and Kamehameha Highway ... are eligible for Federal aid funds, subject to selection by OahuMPO and HIDOT...."


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What are the Hawaii State and County Ballot questions?
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, September 18, 2016

...Complete List of Ballot Questions....


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Taxation Boards of Review: Facing Extinction
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 18, 2016

In Hawaii, we have a beast called a Taxation Board of Review that is quickly following the dodo bird down the path to extinction....


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Strong leadership is needed to promote agricultural growth
by Kelii Akina Saturday, September 17, 2016

...agriculture can be held back by regulation, politics, and policies....


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The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism
by Joni Kamiya Friday, September 16, 2016

Tonight I decided to attend the “Ethics of Eating” sponsored by the Center for Food Safety, featuring Vani Hari, the Food Babe....


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Ward Homeless at State Capitol Tonight
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

...tonight at the State Capitol sleeping on the cement floor of the Rotunda....


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Maui Memorial Hospital CEO Resigns
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

...the Maui Region Board announces Chief Executive Officer Wesley Lo’s departure effective October 31, 2016....


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House Passes VA Accountability, Appeals Reform
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

...a comprehensive bill to help ensure that veterans like Roy Hall get the benefits they've earned....


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Honolulu Rail will be studied in engineering school as prime example of how not to build a rail system
by Charles Djou Friday, September 16, 2016

A couple of days ago, I talked to a senior consulting engineer on the rail project....


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What if Hawaii’s government were run by a private company?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, September 16, 2016

Oliver Porter, a leader in the creation of the public-private city model, will come to Hawaii to be featured at a Grassroot Institute event on Oahu on September 28th and on Maui on September 29th....


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Understanding Hawaii Teacher Shortages
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

A State-by-State Analysis of the Factors Influencing Teacher Supply, Demand, and Equity....


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Democrat Vice Chair Resigns—’Party More Dictatorial’
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

...too focused on rules, discipline and policing member behavior....


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Hawaii Supreme Court sponsors civic education events in honor of Constitution Day 2016
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

Groups of students have been visiting the Hawaii State Judiciary’s King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center this week to learn about the U.S. Constitution....


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S&P, Fitch Upgrade Hawaii Bonds
by News Release Friday, September 16, 2016

...highest ever bond ratings and the strongest credit position the state has ever achieved in its history....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 15, 2016
by Congress .org Thursday, September 15, 2016
Senate: Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Conference Report 
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations  
House: Prevent Government Settlement Donations to 3rd Parties  
House: Ease Stock Listing Requirements for Certain Small Firms 
House: Loosen Private Equity Fund Requirements
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Efforts to Expand GEMS Loan Programs Shot Down by Consumer Advocate, PUC
by News Article Thursday, September 15, 2016

...the Hawai`i Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA), which manages GEMS, attempted in July to expand the pool of potential beneficiaries with a proposal to fund energy-saving initiatives of large corporations, with a minimum loan amount of $1 million....


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Hawaii County Lawsuit: Can Lawyer Engineer Her Way into Office?
by Robert Thomas Thursday, September 15, 2016

The mayor and county council hired a lawyer who did not have an engineering degree -- only a bachelors with a major in English and a minor in Hawaiian studies, plus a JD....


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Is Gun Confiscation Coming To Hawaii?
by News Article Thursday, September 15, 2016

States are seen as the laboratories for democracy....


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For the Love of Family
by Joni Kamiya Thursday, September 15, 2016

...what’s happening on our farms....


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Are these OHA Check Expenditures for Real?
by Video Video Thursday, September 15, 2016
...Wait Until You See Who OHA Cuts Checks To & How Much....
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E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking
by News Release Thursday, September 15, 2016

...In 2015, use of e-cigarettes may have resulted in an additional 18,000 long-term ex-smokers in England....


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Obama to Sign Bill Funneling Tourism Money to Robin Danner Cronies
by News Release Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The NATIVE Act is supported by a coalition of Danner stakeholders including the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association, Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homeland Assembly....


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More Tuition Hikes Coming? UH Campuses Still Below Average Cost
by News Release Wednesday, September 14, 2016

...cost after financial aid....


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Hawaii Marks Nation’s Sharpest Drop in Hospital Readmissions
by News Release Wednesday, September 14, 2016

...Hawaii hospital readmissions fell 13.4% in 5 years....


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High Cost of Living Pushes Hawaii Poverty Rate to 9th in USA
by News Release Wednesday, September 14, 2016

...229,000 people are living below the poverty line in Hawaii.  This is 16.8% of the population....


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Impact of the Jones Act Build American Requirement
by News Article Tuesday, September 13, 2016

...the spread in ship prices between U.S. and foreign yards has now widened so much that it has significantly negatively impacted the U.S. economy and indirectly resulted in the loss of many thousands of U.S. jobs....


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Fifty Years of Seed in the Fiftieth State
by News Release Tuesday, September 13, 2016

...report on the seed industry in Hawaii produced by Dr. Paul Brewbaker for the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association....


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Hawaii Student Loan Debt Ranked by College
by News Release Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hawaii Average Student Debt Per Borrower: $23,574 -- 44th in USA....


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Hawaii 7th Best State for Health Care
by News Article Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WalletHub analysts recently compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 3 key dimension: health care costs, access, and outcomes....


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AskMeFirst#—Open women’s facilities to men? Women Speak Out
by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona Tuesday, September 13, 2016

“Ask Me First” is a campaign to draw attention to the stories of women and children....


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Hawaii Short 500 Doctors statewide
by News Article Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The latest figures are from the Hawaiʻi Physician Workforce Assessment, released today....


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Hawaii 4th-Happiest State in USA
by News Article Monday, September 12, 2016

...we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key metrics, ranging from emotional health to income levels to sports participation rates....


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Could genetically modified mosquitoes save Hawaii’s endangered birds?
by News Article Monday, September 12, 2016

Mosquitoes, which carry avian malaria, are a principal reason that just forty-two of more than a hundred species of native Hawaiian birds remain....


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What To Do When Your State Is Blue
by Hawaii Family Forum Monday, September 12, 2016

...what happens in blue states doesn’t stay in those states....


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