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Friday, July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Kaniela Ing Caught Lying About Arrest--Claims 'Conspiracy'
  2. Heart Association: Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Worse than Tobacco
  3. Djou: Open to More Money for Rail as Long as it is not Tax Money
  4. Caldwell Slips out of the Office to Meet with bank Board of Directors
  5. Fire Grabauskas on August 8? Caldwell Not Willing to Say
  6. HART Board Member Walkout Stops Action on Property Purchases
  7. Lawmaker Rebuffed At DOE Meeting
  8. Three Charter Schools Nearing Approval
  9. Anti-GMO Activists Demand Removal of HD7 Democrat District Chair
  10. Other Gays Call Tranny a Prostitute After Recreation Department Employee Busted
  11. Civil Beat Upset Because Homeless Cant Pee on Things Freely
  12. Homeless Shack Runs Aground, Washed out of Keehi Tweekers’ Camp—Lawyers Called
  13. Police Union Shouldn’t Block Body Cameras In Kauai
  14. Cow Manure: Anti-Dairy Phonies Find New Excuses to Whine
  15. Oahu, Big Island nearing Solar Cap

Thursday, July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Kaniela Ing Arrested by Maui PD
  2. Secrets: 24 Candidates Fail to File Financial Disclosure
  3. OHA Elections are Decided by Oahu Voters
  4. Hawaii Capital Gains Taxes 29.2%
  5. U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
  6. Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
  7. Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
  8. Bernie Sanders Resigns from Democratic Party
  9. DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
  10. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Now Showing in Hawaii
  11. A Dozen Dead and Caldwell Does Nothing
  12. Gay Sex Scandal Rocks Caldwells’ Recreation Department
  13. Caldwell’s Darby Emergency Plan—Phone Hilo
  14. Here’s The Deal Caldwell Made to Oust Ethics Director
  15. HART to discuss council resolutions to suspend property acquisition, change of funding
  16. Most Doctors Don’t Want to Sell Weed
  17. Housing For Homeless Three Units in Waianae cost $752K
  18. Hawaiian Electric Industries Profits $60M from Failed Merger
  19. Hawaiians Plan to Violate Ige’s Kona Fishing Ban
  20. EPA Drawn into Dairy Farm Fight
  21. Why It Took A Republican Governor To Get Blue Hawaii On The Path To Clean Energy
  22. Soft on Crime:  Man on probation arrested in shooting

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Papahanaumokuakea: OHA’s Power Grab will harm State's ability to continue its trust responsibility to Native Hawaiians
  2. Hawaii Pension System $8 Billion in Trouble
  3. Sen. Sam Slom Endorses Kelii Akina for OHA Trustee
  4. Hawaii Police Departments decreasing in size per capita
  5. County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
  6. Video: Tulsi Gabbard Nominates Bernie Sanders for President
  7. Lawsuit: Compel Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
  9. Honolulu Tops Cities Where Coffee Costs the Most
  10. Hawaii County Mayoral Candidate Wally Lau Fears Perjury Charge in Billy Kenoi Case
  11. Djou is Only Candidate Pledged to Not Raise Taxes
  12. If voters don’t elect new leadership at City Hall, we’re all in big trouble
  13. Darby damage was avoidable?
  14. Fasi Building Air Conditioning Broken—Will Stay Down for Two Weeks Due to Caldwell’s Incompetence
  15. ‘That Ocean Belongs To Us,’ Former Governor Tells Feds
  16. HECO to Control Solar Development on Oahu?
  17. State, Feds Hand out $23.3M to so-called High Tech Companies
  18. State high court rejects ethics charges against Hilo charter school administrator
  19. Kauai Anti-GMO Activist Booted from Dem Convention After Giving Hillary Clinton the Finger on Live National TV
  20. BLNR OKs transfer of land lease in Milolii from Kahele to relative
  21. HPD Arrests City Employee in Gay Sex Scandal

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Senator Slom Publishes Financial Report on the State General Fund
  2. Honolulu: Property Tax Bills and Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mail
  3. Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
  4. Tulsi Gabbard: ‘The Congresswoman Trump Fans Can Love’
  5. DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
  6. Precisely as Predicted: DoE Now Says $63K per Classroom is a Good Price for AC
  7. Crooked medevac firm files bankruptcy
  8. Liquefied natural gas bridge to Hawaii collapses
  9. Kauai: Anti-Agriculture Lawsuit Filed by Phony Environmentalists
  10. After Tuition Hike, UH to find out if it will get hit with a historic penalty
  11. Decade After Being Blocked by OHA, Will Kauai Finally Get Drug Treatment Center?
  12. Advocates For Elderly Sue State Over Inspections Of Care Homes
  13. 42 Handi-Van Vehicles out of Commission
  14. HPD officer arrested for DUI
  15. Makani Christensen has long been an ally of Hawaii’s fishing community
  16. Rod Tam Crosses The Aisle To Try To Come Back
  17. You Tube Video Reveals Homosexual Sex Harassment in Hawaii Community Service Program
  18. Here’s why the Hawaii LGBT Caucus doesn’t support Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s reelection campaign
  19. Corps of Engineers Plan for Waikiki?  ‘Build a Wall’
  20. UH astronomers test waters for new telescope atop Haleakala
  21. Readers Not Fooled by Latest HI-Tech Tax Credit Sales Pitch

Monday, July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Debt Financing: The mayor's word on rail has been broken – again
  2. Bishop Museum: ‘Fears that some pieces might have disappeared’
  3. Telescope Doom: OHA intends to take state and UH to court
  4. Gabbard to Challenge Hirono in 2018?
  5. Should a deal be struck, it’s unclear how it will impact SB 2077
  6. Top donors to state and local candidates so far this year
  7. Bankrupt Puerto Rico Cited as Model for Hawaiian Electric
  8. WSJ Looks at UH 15-to-Finish Program
  9. Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000
  10. Debunked Instantly: Civil Beat Pushing for Rent Control

Sunday, July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
  2. The “Turn Back the Clock Award”
  3. UH Law Grads Average $55K Debt
  4. City seeks non-profit organization for Kapolei City Lights parade and vendors
  5. Video: Winds of Change in Education
  6. How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
  7. Djou has a point, and Caldwell knows it
  8. Veto Override: The whole Democratic machine wobbles
  9. Maui Hospital: With Override, the transition should proceed
  10. Hawaii Sunshine Law—Constant Tug of War
  11. Hawaiian Electric: We’re Looking at all Fuel Choices
  12. Young Bros Seeks $3.1M Rate Hike
  13. The Evolution of Obamacare
  14. Kauai Anti-GMO Candidate Funded by Mainlanders, Celebrutards

Saturday, July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Reapportionment Case: Only Mark Takai Put his Name on the Line
  2. Tax Hike Coming: Rail ‘Recovery’ Plan to Remain Hidden Until After Election
  3. Even With Economy Booming, HART Claims GE Taxes Running Short of Projections
  4. The Hawaii Legislature's Exercise in Short-Term Thinking
  5. Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
  6. Darby: Hawaii and Maui County Shelters Open
  7. Feds Nail $2M Tribal Scam–Thousands Got Free Hawaiian Homelands Cellphones
  8. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Zika Funding
  9. HART: Will Seek GE Tax Hike After Election, Feds Order Caldwell not to Build $280M Pearl Highlands Station
  10. Will Darby Duplicate Iselle Impacts? -- Activists Eager for Damage to Geothermal Plant
  11. Ward Heeler Predicts Kim-Lau Runoff
  12. Candidate profiles
  13. GOP Convention Coverage


Friday, July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: HART Vice-Chair Endorses Charles Djou
  2. Hawaii 3rd Highest Excise Taxes in USA
  3. Golden Parachutes are Expensive -- Massive tuition increases approved by UH regents
  4. Honolulu ADU Incentives Now Law
  5. Ige Announces $12M Homelessness Plan
  6. DoH Socks Hawaii’s Last Cane Plantation with $600K Fine
  7. TS Darby heading to Hawaii, tropical storm watch issued for Big Island, Maui Co
  8. Big Mess: Legislators’ Trash Heap imperils pension fund
  9. Suddenly Caldwell Claims City Finances are All Better Now, Just Ignore that Rail Thingy 
  10. Hawaii GOP’s Only Senate Seat May Be In Jeopardy
  11. NextEra to pull out of Hawaii wind farm, undersea cable and power supply improvement projects
  12. Your Tuition Hike At Work: Vice Chancellor Quits, Scores Big Fat Salary to Teach English
  13. Kealohas file motion to dismiss federal prosecutor from grand jury investigation
  14. Chinatown Gambling: Price of HPD Protection $7,000?
  15. Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak
  16. Valley Fever Could be Excuse to Release Hundreds of Criminals
  17. Cab companies see profits plummet as ride-sharing expands

Thursday, July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It Begins: Caldwell Launches First Negative Campaign Ad
  2. Maui Hospital Veto Override will jeopardize the Employee Retirement System
  3. Ige: The concerns expressed in my veto message have not changed
  4. IUOE ‘Hawaiian Stabilization Fund’ All But Clear of Lawsuit
  5. Papahanaumokuakea: Hawaii Fishermen get no response from Obama, Schatz
  6. DHHL Begins Work on 2017 Legislative Package
  7. Souki: Rather Difficult to Implement HGEA-UPW Payoff Bill Without Funding
  8. HART considers federal loan to help patch rail shortfall
  9. After All the Hype Oahu Electricity Still 71% Oil
  10. Star-Adv: UH Tuition Hike is ‘Reasonable’
  11. Fitch warns utilities: Retail net metering could damage your creditworthiness
  12. Hawaii’s longline fisheries hit bigeye tuna limit early
  13. School Cleared In Ethics Case
  14. Prison Guard Facing Six Counts of Lesbian Rape

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Mark Takai Dies--Special Election in November
  2. Hawaiian Electric withdraws request for approval of LNG contract and generation upgrades
  3. Supreme Court: Mixed Decision on Office Of Election Ballot Practices
  4. Voters win ballot shortage case against the Hawaii Office of Elections
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 19, 2016
  6. Zika Spreads—1300 Cases in Continental US and Hawaii
  7. Hospital Privatization: Legislators Override Veto, Give HGEA, UPW Millions
  8. After All Caldwell’s Tax Hike Hype, HART Middle Street Contract Somehow Magically Comes in on Budget
  9. Facebook Being used to Impose Political Correctness: HPD Officer Reassigned After Writing Incorrect Things
  10. School misconduct investigations Sideline Employees for Year
  11. Teachers say Hawaii public schools plagued with faulty furniture, equipment
  12. County Recreation Department has One Employee for Every 2.8 Acres of parks
  13. ‘Village’ offers hope to homeless
  14. State Pays for Homeless Programs Slashed by Obama Administration
  15. Hawaii groups push co-op utility after failed merger
  16. Mainland Anti-GMO Loons, Civil Beat Team up to Attack Kauai County Water Board Nominee
  17. Poll workers sought for primary election
Kauai PD Lt Stole $75K intended for Drug Buys

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Keli’i Akina and Mililani Trask Team-up to Reform OHA
  2. EPA Imposes $425M in Costs on Tesoro, Parr Refineries
  3. VIDEO: Linda Lingle Addresses GOP Convention
  4. 2016 Candidate Info Available on League of Women Voters Website
  5. Hawaiian Electric Will Move Forward as an Independent Company
  6. Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings
  7. Maui Hospital Bill: Legislators ‘Look Foolish Negotiating for Unions’
  8. The transfer of the hospitals would be the largest privatization project in state history
  9. Caldwell: I Want Another $1.5B of Your Money
  10. Poll: Native Hawaiians Support Telescope
  11. GEMS a drain on ratepayers as well as taxpayers
  12. Hawaii Poll: Nearly Half of Voters Want HPD Chief to Resign
  13. HPA Gives Lifelong Criminal Early Release due to Overcrowding
  14. Hawaii's educators fed up with slow progress to cool classrooms
  15. First in History: Hawaii DoE Adopts a Curriculum
  16. NextEra Rejection Places LNG Project in Limbo
  17. Ige Claims Others Wait to Buy Hawaiian Electric
  18. Kauai Enviros Really Thrilled About Letting Enemy Subs Sneak up on Navy Ships
  19. UH recommends raising its tuition 2%
  20. Hawaii County Council Considers $39M Tax Hike on Agricultural Properties
  21. HMSA Insurance Rate Hikes Average 11.1%
  22. GOP Convention Coverage

Monday, July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NextEra Quits Hawaii Short $95M
  2. Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
  3. CPA Mobility—Accountants Denounce Dale Kobayashi
  4. Team Djou Challenge—Rail, Trust, Homelessness, Ethics
  5. Take rail all way to Ala Moana, voters urge
  6. Poll: People Happier About Homeless after they beat up Brower
  7. Porno Choices: Sex ed found to alter minds
  8. High cost of rents partially result of GE Tax
  9. Maui is being ruined by environmentalists
  10. Charter School Chief Job Offer Rejected
  11. SB2196 Creates Independent Police Review Board
  12. Civil Beat: We Need $400K for Hemp
  13. UH president’s pay in mid-range among college leaders, study finds
  14. Islanders hit Ohio for GOP convention

Monday, July 18, 2016
Letters to the Editor July, 2016
Letters to the Editor
  • CPA Mobility—Accountants Denounce Dale Kobayashi
  • HB1850: Governor’s Vacation Rental Veto Perplexing

Sunday, July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Poll: Djou Ahead 39-30
  2. See it Here: Your August 13 Primary Ballot
  3. DLNR Seeks Nominations for Game Management Commission
  4. Hawaii Says ‘Aloha’ to Direct Primary Care
  5. Feds: Honolulu Highest Consumer Prices in USA
  6. No Tax Hike? Then Wait 20 Years for Your Roads!
  7. OHA Chair Lindsey Still Missing in Action
  8. Sue and Settle Scheme Aims for Federal Control of Waters off Main Hawaiian Isles
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission Prepares 27 Amendments for Ballot 
  10. HGEA Loses—Ige Veto will Stand:  Perreira -- ‘Incompetent Fools’
  11. Clinton Winning Hawaii 49-25
  12. Caldwell’s mayoral chances dissipating, blowing in wind
  13. 2012 Election Pattern Repeats itself?
  14. Easing Council term limits will deny voters fresh faces, ideas
  15. LAWSUIT filed: Hermina Morita vs. Thomas Gorak
  16. NextEra Has Until July 29 to Appeal
  17. Ruderman: I can be Blackmailed into Raising Your Taxes
  18. Walter Ritte Tries  to Shake Down Queens Hospital
  19. Gabbard Sitting on $1.88M
  20. COFA: Guam Governor Deports Inmate back to Chuuk

Saturday, July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal
  2. Rep Pat Saiki Endorses Keli’i Akina for OHA
  3. Rally Protests Federal Takeover of NW Hawaiian Isles
  4. Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
  5. Auditor to review Maui county employee travel expenses
  6. Slim turnout for public hearings on Young Brothers’ proposed rate hike
  7. Hawaii Governor Signs Bio-Fuel Production Tax Credit

Friday, July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PUC Rejects NextEra Deal 2-0: Gorak Abstains
  2. DLNR Officer: ‘Sucker Punched’ by Firing of Friel
  3. HB1850: Governor’s Vacation Rental Veto Perplexing
  4. Djou Raises $259K in First Month
  5. Three Candidates For Mayor, Three Positions On Honolulu Rail
  6. Full Text: AG Opinion Backs Ige’s PUC Appointment
  7. Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
  8. HGEA Sues to Block Airport Security Privatization
  9. GEMS: State Asks Cronies for $150M in Schemes
  10. HART board tight-lipped about Next Scapegoat
  11. HART Board Member: Rail is Runaway Train
  12. Caldwell Spends $814K to Buy Election But Nobody Likes Him Anyway
  13. Modular houses near H-1 will go to the homeless
  14. State Of Poverty: Recovery Has Left Too Many In Hawaii Behind
  15. Star-Adv: ESSA should encourage local control
  16. Dark Days for Anti-GMO Activists
  17. Prison Guard Arrested for Rape
  18. Borreca: All Hawaii Republicans are Just Like Trump

Thursday, July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Djou Launches First TV Commercial
  2. 2016 Democrat Platform: Hawaiians Among “Indigenous Tribal Nations”
  3. DoI Final Ruling: Slippery Slope to Fed Wreck?
  4. A Practical Approach to Occupational Licensing Reform
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 14, 2016
  6. Register to Vote Online Here -- Before Today's Deadline
  7. Djou: Middle Street is Disastrous Idea
  8. Just in Time for Primary Election: Grabauskas to be Next Sacrificial Lamb
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission advances proposal to extend officeholders’ terms
  10. DoT: We Worked hard to Shake Down Legislators
  11. HGEA files lawsuit to stop privatization of airport security
  12. Criminal inquiry focuses on IBEW ex-leader
  13. General fund tax deposits up 8 percent
  14. Land Board Writes Greenmail into new water lease approach
  15. Fisheries: Local Food Production Up, Enviros Seek New Ways to Shut it Down
  16. Peter Apo: Marine Monument Proposal Isn’t ‘Hawaiian’
  17. Why Honolulu Can’t Be Sure How Many Homeless Veterans It Has
  18. Questions raised about mayor’s PV land lease

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CNBC: Top States for Business—Hawaii Ranks 49th
  2. Ex-Rep Richard Fale Pleads No Contest, Fined $1000
  3. Ige Vetoes Workplace Social-Media Privacy Bill
  4. Star-Adv: Hospital payout veto should stand
  5. Ige: HGEA Hospital Payoff Jeopardizes Tax-Exempt Status of ERS
  6. Legislators Give Ige Six Days to Negotiate Union Hospital Shakedown
  7. Djou: Police chief should step aside
  8. A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief
  9. NextEra Rejection Decision could come this week
  10. Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors
  11. Suit challenges Vacation rentals enforcement
  12. SB2559: New law could slash number of homeless beds in Hawaii
  13. 269 candidates vying for public office—5 Get Public Funding
  14. Next? Kauai Nearing Solar Caps
  15. Kenoi ethics saga drags on: Crony Board further delays complaints against mayor
  16. Dru Kanuha Ethics Violation Slow Walked by Laughable Hawaii County ‘Ethics’ Commission

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Vetoes Eight Bills
  2. Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
  3. Djou Challenges Caldwell to Respond to On-Going EMS Staffing Problems
  4. Maui HGEA Payoff: Still $25M too Much
  5. Papahānaumokuākea: Schatz Absurdly Wrong
  6. AG Seeks Deputy Solicitors General
  7. Neighbor island ESSA town halls start Monday
  8. Power Has Been out at Oahu Jail Since Friday
  9. Report: $10K ‘Affordability Gap’ for Hawaii College Students
  10. As Predicted: Ige Vetoes HGEA Hospital Payoff, Calls for Legislature to Amend in Special Session
  11. Special Session Called to Amend Maui HGEA Payoff Bill
  12. NextEra Hardball--Iwase Panics, Gorak Law License Threatened
  13. 2016 Democrat Platform: Hawaiians Among “Indigenous Tribal Nations”
  14. Star-Adv: Push for Fake Indian Tribe ‘Almost Certainly will Stall Out’
  15. Solar Contractors Scamming Consumers Again as ‘Grid Supply’ Maxes Out
  16. EMS plans changes, may reevaluate 12-hour shifts as UPW-induced staffing shortages continue
  17. Even PR Firms Don’t Want to Spin Rail
  18. Young Bros. seeks 4.36% rate hike
  19. GMOs Safe, Dennis Gonsalves A Big Island Hero
  20. Dark Money Behind Anti-GMO Candidates
  21. Ige Signs HB2707 – Giving Tax Credits to Marijuana Dispensaries
  22. State Marijuana Regulations so Complicated that Nobody Can Open on Time
  23. Honolulu Charter: Enviros Keep Tight Grip on Land Use Laws 
  24. Iwilei Sweep Teaches Skills to Homeless
  25. Ing Makes Fool of Himself, Forced to Apologize

Monday, July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA Maui Endorsements Leaked
  2. HGEA: Ige Preparing Reduced Hospital Severance Package
  3. Healthcare: Legislators Muddle Definition of ‘Direct Primary Care’
  4. VICTORY!  Nai Aupuni Won’t be Ready with Fake Indian Tribe Before Obama Leaves Office
  5. Problems In Interior’s Rule On Hawaiian Home Land
  6. Feds to OK New Kahuku Wind Farm
  7. Sister Islands: Registered Dope Fiends Exceed 2% of Population
  8. Disbarred Ex-Con Hired at UH Richardson Law School
  9. Four Killed by Police in Hawaii So Far This Year


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KIUC: 40% Renewable for 2016
by News Release Saturday, July 30, 2016

...on track to burn almost 10 million gallons less oil than it did in 2006....


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Almost All Hawaii Catholic School Graduates go on to College
by News Release Saturday, July 30, 2016

One hundred percent of Maryknoll High School seniors have been accepted to colleges....


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Hawaiian Electric: Significant Alt-Energy Projects Underway Without NextEra
by News Release Saturday, July 30, 2016

...projects and initiatives by Hawaiian Electric to significantly increase its production of renewable energy by the end of the decade....


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Civility? Activists Give the Finger to Farmers and Fishermen
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, July 30, 2016

...A Caucasian woman came up to my dad as he was working on the field and started yelling at him that he was poisoning her....


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High Tech Corporate Welfare: State Gives Away Another $3.2M of Your Tax Dollars
by News Release Saturday, July 30, 2016

$3,273,533 in funding from two grant programs to 13 Hawaii companies to help support development of new products....


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Visitor Arrivals, Expenditures Increased in First Half of 2016
by News Release Saturday, July 30, 2016

June 2016 Arrivals Up 4.2 Percent, Expenditures Gained 4.3 Percent....


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Rep Kaniela Ing Caught Lying About Arrest--Claims 'Conspiracy'
by News Release Friday, July 29, 2016

...Ing claims a long-running conspiracy is out to get him....


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Hawaiian Leaders Call on All Voters to Participate in OHA Elections
by Kelii Akina Friday, July 29, 2016

...vote for OHA Trustees in the August 13 Primary....


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Heart Association: Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Worse than Tobacco
by News Release Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke....


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Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Now Showing in Hawaii
by Video Video Thursday, July 28, 2016

Now showing on Oahu, Maui, and Big Island....


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DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
by News Release Thursday, July 28, 2016

"...there might be needles and other hazardous materials in here, so we don’t want people reaching in...."


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Bernie Sanders Resigns from Democratic Party
by News Article Thursday, July 28, 2016

“I was elected an independent,” Sanders told reporters at a Bloomberg-hosted breakfast the morning after....


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Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
by News Release Wednesday, July 27, 2016

... Schools could have been cooled already but DoE insiders had to reward crony contractors so the keiki will just have to suffer until next year ....


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Secrets: 24 Candidates Fail to File Financial Disclosure
by News Release Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The statutory deadline for candidates to file their financial disclosure statements with the Hawaii State Ethics Commission was Friday, July 22, 2016....


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Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, July 27, 2016

...Horizon Line Inc. covered up unsafe conditions on the Jones Act containership HORIZON TRADER employed in the Puerto Rico trade....


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U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"This plainly is the outgrowth of industry lobbying to get CBP to take Jones Act enforcement more seriously."


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Hawaii Capital Gains Taxes 29.2%
by News Article Wednesday, July 27, 2016

...the combined federal, state, and local rate paid by the taxpayer on capital gains income....


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OHA Elections are Decided by Oahu Voters
by Video Video Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Registered To Vote On Oahu? - Hawaiian Or Not, This Message Is For You....


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Honolulu Tops Cities Where Coffee Costs the Most
by News Article Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The most expensive nationwide is Honolulu, where coffee costs an average of $7.56....


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Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The case involves three parcels on Kauai -- one of which is owned by a fellow who has been a thorn in the County's side....


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Lawsuit: Compel Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports
by News Article Wednesday, July 27, 2016

You would think that posting care home inspections online would have been easy....


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Video: Tulsi Gabbard Nominates Bernie Sanders for President
by Video Video Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rep Tulsi Gabbard speech nominating Sen Bernie Sanders for President at Democratic National Convention July 26, 2016....


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Papahanaumokuakea: OHA’s Power Grab will harm State's ability to continue trust responsibility to Native Hawaiians
by News Release Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Letter to Obama from Sen Akaka, Gov Cayetano, and Gov Ariyoshi ....


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Hawaii Pension System $8 Billion in Trouble
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 27, 2016

...at $6,000 per resident, the burden of Hawaii’s pension shortfalls is among the highest in the nation....


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Hawaii Police Departments decreasing in size per capita
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 27, 2016

There are less police officers on the streets today per person than there were in the 1990’s....


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County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
by News Release Tuesday, July 26, 2016

There is a clear pattern....


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Sen. Sam Slom Endorses Kelii Akina for OHA Trustee
by Sam Slom Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Message from State Senator Sam Slom:  From time to time there is a candidate who is really worth supporting....


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DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
by News Release Tuesday, July 26, 2016

These meetings are part of the ongoing outreach effort in the updating of the Strategic Plan....


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Tulsi Gabbard: ‘The Congresswoman Trump Fans Can Love’
by News Article Tuesday, July 26, 2016

She’s a lawmaker who has a soft spot for dictatorial regimes....


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Senator Slom Publishes Financial Report on the State General Fund
by Sam Slom Monday, July 25, 2016

...assessing the financial health of the state general fund as a result of key decisions made by the legislative and executive branches during the 2016 legislative session....


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Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
by News Release Monday, July 25, 2016
Remember how long it took to wade thru Caldwell’s lies Last Time?
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Honolulu: Property Tax Bills and Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mail
by Charles Djou Monday, July 25, 2016

This week our City government mailed two very important documents:  your property tax bill and your absentee ballot....


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Bishop Museum: ‘Fears that some pieces might have disappeared’
by News Article Monday, July 25, 2016

...researchers claim that much of the collection is inaccessible....


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Debt Financing: The mayor's word on rail has been broken - again
by News Release Sunday, July 24, 2016

Caldwell promised that rail is 'fully paid for.'  But yesterday....


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Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
by News Release Sunday, July 24, 2016

...there were multiple days where no deposit or revenue was recorded....


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How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, July 24, 2016

...in Hawaii, parents aren’t allowed to send their children to a different school unless they get a rare district exemption....


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The “Turn Back the Clock Award”
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 24, 2016

...a tax bill that tries to reverse progress made toward fairness and taxpayer rights....


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UH Law Grads Average $55K Debt
by News Release Saturday, July 23, 2016

Average debt for 2015 UH Law School graduates who took out loans to pay for their legal education was $54,988....


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City seeks non-profit organization for Kapolei City Lights parade and vendors
by News Release Saturday, July 23, 2016

The deadline to submit proposals is 4 p.m. on August 19, 2016....


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Video: Winds of Change in Education
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 23, 2016

...why it's so expensive to cool Hawaii schools....


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Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Zika Funding
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, July 23, 2016

When politics start to affect public health and well being, there’s a major problem....


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Feds Nail $2M Tribal Scam–Thousands Got Free Hawaiian Homelands Cellphones
by News Release Saturday, July 23, 2016

...the company improperly enrolled several thousand Hawaii customers as eligible for enhanced Tribal support reimbursements....


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Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
by Michael Hansen Saturday, July 23, 2016

the USS GERALD R FORD (CVN-78) is far behind schedule, not ready for deployment, and may need to be redesigned....


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Darby: Hawaii and Maui County Shelters Open
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

... Shelters are open now ....


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Hawaii Reapportionment Case: Only Mark Takai Put his Name on the Line
by Robert Thomas Friday, July 22, 2016

...one of the rare people in public life who actually showed political courage to do the right thing when literally not one of his colleagues had the guts to join him....


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Even With Economy Booming, HART Claims GE Taxes Running Short of Projections
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

...roughly $44 million less than projected....


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The Hawaii Legislature's Exercise in Short-Term Thinking
by Grassroot Institute Friday, July 22, 2016

In essence, the legislature just handed the Hawaii taxpayers a bill, and even they don't know how high it's going to be....


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Tax Hike Coming: Rail ‘Recovery’ Plan to Remain Hidden Until After Election
by Charles Djou Friday, July 22, 2016

Now that the rail project is facing a short fall of at least $1.5 billion, using Caldwell's own math, it means the mayor needs to increase real property tax rates by at least 50% to 65% ....


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Golden Parachutes are Expensive -- Massive tuition increases approved by UH regents
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

UH leadership claimed that the money raised through the increase will only be used for projects that modernize student spaces, classrooms and laboratories....


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Honolulu ADU Incentives Now Law
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

...saving up to $9,000 to $10,000 in application fees for homeowners wishing to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU)....


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Ige Announces $12M Homelessness Plan
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

...funding will be focused on the most visible and chronically homeless people in Hawai‘i....


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DoH Socks Hawaii’s Last Cane Plantation with $600K Fine
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

Suddenly biomass is not clean energy?


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TS Darby heading to Hawaii, tropical storm watch issued for Big Island, Maui Co
by News Release Friday, July 22, 2016

Darby will pass very close to, or over, Hawaii Island on Saturday....


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VIDEO: HART Vice-Chair Endorses Charles Djou
by News Release Thursday, July 21, 2016

...after having seen Caldwell in ‘action’ as mayor, Damien and the IBEW have thrown their support firmly behind Charles....


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Hawaii 3rd Highest Excise Taxes in USA
by News Article Thursday, July 21, 2016

Some of the most common excise taxes include gas taxes, cigarette taxes, and taxes on the purchase of beer, wine, and liquor....


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Papahanaumokuakea: Hawaii Fishermen get no response from Obama, Schatz
by News Release Thursday, July 21, 2016

“As you yourself note, the Hawaii longline fishery uses ‘responsible and sustainable practices and has resulted in Honolulu’s recognition as one of the nation’s ten most productive fishing ports....’”


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DHHL Begins Work on 2017 Legislative Package
by News Release Thursday, July 21, 2016

...The deadline for proposals is August 10, 2016....


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IUOE ‘Hawaiian Stabilization Fund’ All But Clear of Lawsuit
by News Article Thursday, July 21, 2016

...leaders of the International Union of Operating Engineers who were accused of squandering pension funds....


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Ige: The concerns expressed in my veto message have not changed
by News Release Thursday, July 21, 2016

"The bill jeopardizes the Employees Retirement System’s tax exempt status...."


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Maui Hospital Veto Override will jeopardize the Employee Retirement System
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 21, 2016

... Grassroot Institute Exposes Flaws in Veto Override Regarding Maui Hospitals ....


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It Begins: Caldwell Launches First Negative Campaign Ad
by News Release Thursday, July 21, 2016

...We always knew the mayor would reach for negative campaigning because, as the media reported, that's "the way he rolls."....


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Rep Mark Takai Dies--Special Election in November
by News Release Wednesday, July 20, 2016

...Rep. Mark Takai, 49, dies after battle with pancreatic cancer....


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Zika Spreads—1300 Cases in Continental US and Hawaii
by News Article Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The caregiver of an elderly Zika patient in Utah has been diagnosed with the virus, raising questions among health officials about how the virus was transmitted....


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Voters win ballot shortage case against the Hawaii Office of Elections
by News Article Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The outcome of this case may affect other situations where a state agency relies on an “internal management” argument and ignores that their procedures affect private or public rights....


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Supreme Court: Mixed Decision on Office Of Election Ballot Practices
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, July 20, 2016

...the agency should have adopted rules and because it had not, the specific practices were invalid....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 19, 2016
by Congress .org Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thirteen votes cast before both chambers go into recess until September 6....


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Hawaiian Electric withdraws request for approval of LNG contract and generation upgrades
by News Release Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Now you know what the NextEra fight was all about....


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Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings
by News Release Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Meetings set for Oahu and Kauai ....


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Keli’i Akina and Mililani Trask Team-up to Reform OHA
by Video Video Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trask: Current spending will bankrupt the OHA Trust fund in 9 years....


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Hawaiian Electric Will Move Forward as an Independent Company
by News Release Tuesday, July 19, 2016

No mention of LNG in this news release....


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