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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
  2. Who’s not giving up on Fed Wreck?
  3. Apathy on Borrowed Time -- The Condo Owner’s Soul Search
  4. BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
  5. HBA Land Use Conference to Focus on Telescope, TOD, and GMOs
  6. Obama Hawaii Vacation Cost $4.8M
  7. Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
  8. Tax Hike Coming: Feds Give HART Extension to End of Legislative Session
  9. Telescope director welcomes Mauna Kea Peoples Park proposal
  10. CNHA: Keep Matayoshi
  11. 200,000 gallons at Ko Olina--Caldwell Caught Lying About Sewage Spill--AGAIN
  12. BLNR to Consider Contested Case for Proposed Kahuku Wind Generator
  13. Vacuum: Leaders of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Head for the Exits
  14. Activists: We have failed, once again, to close down Hawaii Fishing Fleet
  15. Ethics Comm: Even Cronies Admit Kenoi “Violated Ethics Code”
  16. Public Safety director tagged by police for excessive speeding
  17. Apo: Hawaiians Historically Color Blind
  18. Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
December 6, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FCC Order: Sandwich Isles $76M Fines, Repayments
  2. Council Reorganization Violates Sunshine Law?
  3. Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns—Or Else!
  4. Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2016
  6. New Chief for Bureau of Conveyances
  7. Text Messages Show HD2 Legislative Appointment Rigged by Democrats 
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses telescope opponents' appeal
  9. Gabbard: I oppose Telescope--Mauna Kea is Resolved—Going to Canary Islands
  10. Tulsi Gabbard Master of Self-Promotion
  11. Star Adv vs Gabbard: TMT issue unlike Dakota pipeline
  12. Harry Kim:  Mauna Kea Should Become ‘Peoples Park’
  13. How rail’s rising costs, financial changes could affect taxpayers
  14. HGEA, HSTA Regaining Control over Schools
  15. Public Hearings Set on HELCO 6.5% Rate Hike
  16. License Amounts to $1M Tax on Non-Commercial Fishermen
  17. Prisons Full of Mentally Ill once placed in Lunatic Asylums
  18. Ever Heard of a Wire Transfer?  HVCB Puts $1M Check in Mail—It gets Stolen
  19. Another Hanabusa Operative Becomes House Sergeant at Arms

Monday, December 05, 2016
December 5, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
  2. Danner: Nobody Gave Money for Fake Indian Tribe Vote, Now We’re Getting Desperate
  3. Honolulu Council Chair: Ron Menor in -- Ernie Martin out
  4. Civil Beat: Don’t Like Homelessness?  Then Give More Money to those Who Keep the Homeless on Your Streets
  5. Star-Adv: How Can we Give More Film Tax Credits to Our Hollywood Buddies After Auditors Report?
  6. Kauai Dairy: Ag Takes Another Hit
  7. WOTUS Makes Normal Agricultural Activities Illegal
  8. LOL: Hanabusa is Pelosi’s Response to Massive Democrat Defeat
  9. Latest HPD shooting again raises familiar questions
  10. Espero Booted from Committee Overseeing Police
  11. Housing Shortage? New UH Hilo Dorms sit Half-Empty for Years
  12. City Council passes bill on ride-hailing firms and taxis
  13. County Council seeks feedback on polystyrene ban

Sunday, December 04, 2016
December 4, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
  2. Coordinated Action Needed to Address Homelessness
  3. Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
  4. After a Few Years of Success, DoE Reverts to Type
  5. KKK David Duke Endorses Tulsi Gabbard for Secretary of State
  6. Progressives: Gabbard is Helping Normalize Trump 
  7. Democrats Submit Three Names to Ige for HD2 Legislative Appointment
  8. Office of Election to Propose all-mail-in voting system (again)
  9. The thing about ‘sacred’ spots is that we can’t all be there
  10. Anti-GMO Whackjob: Convicted Criminal Elle Cochran Announces Candidacy for Maui Mayor
  11. Keeping Housing Unaffordable: Rent Control on Maui
  12. Arson up 800% on Kauai
  13. Caldwell’s Incompetence Allows Overflowing stream to flood Hauula Elementary

Saturday, December 03, 2016
December 3, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. City Officials Intentionally Jamming Up Traffic
  2. Denied Another Extension, HART Finally Forced to Submit Financial Plan
  3. Attorney General Outlines Plan to Test Rape Kits
  4. Caldwell Administration seeking applicants for appointed positions
  5. AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
  6. HART Plan to Pay Rail Debt: “I dunno”
  7. Matayoshi: Governor Lying about my Firing
  8. WOTUS: Court Uses ‘Clean Water Act’ to Give Feds Control of Ditches, Help Anti-Dairy Activists
  9. “I have a sleep disorder”—Anti-Telescope Protesters Latest Delaying Tactics
  10. $10.9M Medicated Marijuana Store Coming to Young Street
  11. Indoctrinating the Young in Hate Factories
  12. Sierra Club Boss Wants Hike in Minimum Wage
  13. Hawaii Gains From Abolition of Obamacare
  14. BioMess: Energy developer sues Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Energy for $555M
  15. 200 To Receive Rental Assistance
  16. Developers Like Flippers
  17. Fee for fishing? Study group looks at possibility of non-commercial license

Friday, December 02, 2016
December 2, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
  2. Auditor: 25% of Trust Funds Managed by Governor’s Office Should be Closed
  3. Maui Seeks Volunteers for County Boards and Commissions
  4. Micronesia Expert Blasts ‘Flawed’ U.S. Approach To Foreign Aid
  5. Council Approves $150K To Pay Lawyers For Police Chief
  6. City Council seeks greater authority to make property tax compromises After 1000s Hit by Caldwell’s Massive Property Tax Hike
  7. Attorney general announces 40-Month timeline to reduce untested rape kits
  8. Officer Acquitted of Assault Due to Incapacity-SHOPO Working to get job back?
  9. Maui County in Talks to Buy Wailuku Water Co After Stream Diversion Ruling
  10. Anti-GMO Whackjob Gary Hooser Preps for Special Election after Trump Appoints Gabbard to Something or Other
  11. Laughed out of Court, Anti-GMO Circus heads for 2017 Legislature
  12. Veterans’ group criticizes vets, including U.S. Rep. Gabbard, joining pipeline protest
  13. Hawai'i GOP Leaders Focus on 2018 Election

Thursday, December 01, 2016
December 1, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Revealed: How Lindsey Beat Trask
  2. Visitor Spending Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month
  3. Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Attack
  4. Jaylin Kema pleads guilty to manslaughter in Peter Boy’s death
  5. Gabbard: Obama’s Pro-Al Qaeda Policy ‘Curdles my Blood’ – Discussion with Trump Meaningful
  6. Star-Adv: Hawaii Will be Just Fine Without Obamacare
  7. More Donors to End Funding of ‘Politicized’ UH 
  8. Lawsuit Targets Secrecy In Hawaii Tax Change Proposals
  9. Gall: Criminal Al Hee’s Crooked Company Sues PUC
  10. Alm Responds to HOPE Doubters
  11. Usual Suspects Have Absolutely No Idea What Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary means for Honolulu rail
  12. Hu Honua Biomess Plant: Expensive Electricity
  13. DPP Very Slow to Give Permits for Giant Solar Battery Systems
  14. Older buildings see soaring maintenance fees to keep up with repairs
  15. Kahului: 12 Homeless People Leave Behind 4 Dump Trucks Worth of Trash
  16. Kahaluu Lagoon Polluted by 700 Cesspools

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Civil Rights Commission: Report Trump Voters to Us
  2. Need $15K? Office of Economic Development Giving Away Money
  3. Video: UH Manoa chancellor finalists
  4. Senate Democrats Announce Committee Chairs for 2017
  5. Anti-GMO ‘National Standing’? The Bungled Star Advertiser Opinion
  6. Will Ige Impose 55% Harbor Fee Hike?
  7. Thousands Suffer as Caldwell Quietly Hikes Property Taxes 570%
  8. City Agrees to Audit of Hanauma Bay Funds
  9. President Donald J Trump Will Soon Nominate New Federal Judge for Hawaii
  10. HD2: Seven Scramble for Democrats Plum Appointment to Legislature
  11. Former HSTA Boss to be Harry Kim’s Chief of Staff
  12. Drug Treatment or Jail:  Which Will Homeless Choose?
  13. Homeless Steal Electricity, Damage Water System at Kakaako Park
  14. National Democrats hold anti-Fishing Dog n Pony Show—Fortunately they don’t control the US House
  15. Global Cooling Deniers Look for Help form a Friend
  16. The longest cat fence in the U.S. was just built on Mauna Loa

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
November 29, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Midnight Regulations in Paradise
  2. Report: Returning Power to Micronesians
  3. 2017 Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections—Candidate Registration Begins Dec 1
  4. List of Honolulu Neighborhood Board Vacancies
  5. Detroit With Palm Trees
  6. Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
  7. Transportation planning meeting will focus on Central Oahu
  8. Tulsi Gabbard Embodies “the very essence of Donald Trump’s ideological departure”
  9. Hawaii Civil Rights Commission: Report Trump Voters to Us
  10. Sheriffs May Begin Patrolling UH Campuses After Muslim Knifes Students at OSU
  11. Isle industrial space still squeezed-Rents Jump 10.8%
  12. HC&S Closure Brings 5 More Diesel Generators online
  13. GEMS: Hawaii Low Income Program Supports the Rich
  14. Obama Gives ASB $55M in Fat Juicy Tax Credits
  15. Anti-GMO, Anti-Telescope ‘People’s Congress’ To Meet
  16. Anti-GMO Lies in Third World
  17. HMSA: You’re too expensive, Just Die
  18. Killer Maniac Got only 6 Years in Lunatic Asylum: Out on Streets, Allegedly Does it Again
  19. Chinatown Suffers Because of Massive Scheme to Keep the Homeless Homeless

Monday, November 28, 2016
Letters to the Editor, November, 2016
Letters to the Editor
  • Detroit With Palm Trees
  • Trump Monster
  • How Can a Non-Democrat Run as a Democrat in Waianae?

Monday, November 28, 2016
November 28, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DOI Rule? Republicans Prepare to Reverse Obama’s ‘Flurry of Midnight Actions’
  2. Honolulu—23% of Homeowners Saddled with Second Mortgage
  3. Star-Adv: Ige Not Doing Enough to Support Astronomy Against OHA’s Protesters
  4. Rail--12 Rats Jump Sinking Ship And More….
  5. Caldwell Admin Knew Zoo Director Was Quitting – Makes Excuses for Keeping it Secret
  6. Say no to Kahuku wind energy project
  7. Will Trump Be Able To Undo Papahanaumokuakea?
  8. More Blither from Deluded Kauai Anti-GMOs
  9. “Campaign Hawaii” Flashback—We don’t want non-Locals
  10. Internet Billionaire’s Minions: “Watch What You Say Or Face The Obvious Consequences”
  11. Supreme Court rejects Hawaii dope church appeal over marijuana laws

Sunday, November 27, 2016
November 27, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
  2. Are capitalism and spirituality incompatible?
  3. Hawaii just became the first state to elect a 100 percent one-party state Senate since 1979
  4. Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6
  5. Lawsuit: Sex, Lies and Videotape at Department of Public Safety
  6. Telescope hearing called a ‘filibuster’—Will Last to End of 2017
  7. Senate to be 25-0
  8. Farmers need support, not harassment
  9. Failed GEMS – The Few Loans go to the Rich 
  10. Family Court experiment helps Waianae school fight absenteeism
  11. State DoE to release education plan
  12. Bill 69: Swimming in a Sea of Defibrillators
  13. Enviros Aim to force Shutdown of Manele Golf Course
  14. Hawaii Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana Next

Saturday, November 26, 2016
November 26, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. RFP Posted for Honolulu Ethics Commission Audit
  2. Ewa Villages Convict Released to Money Shower—Collected Pension for 15 Years while in Prison
  3. DoE School Construction: “Malfeasance, confusion, lack of process and no oversight”
  4. Proposed affordability rules for Kakaako draw concern
  5. Paradise for Lawyers: UH law school graduates can pay off loans quickly

Friday, November 25, 2016
November 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New Homeless Rules Designed to Shrink Shelters, Keep Homeless on the Streets
  2. HPR Runs Big Billy Kenoi Fluff-Piece to Help Him Prepare for Next Campaign
  3. Federal corrections officer accused of lying about alleged prison affairs

Thursday, November 24, 2016
November 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
  2. President-Elect Donald Trump's Thanksgiving Message to America
  3. Fake Indian Tribe: Robin Danner’s Desperate Million Dollar Gamble
  4. Steady decline in Jones Act ships
  5. DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
  6. Micronesian Homelessness in Hawaii
  7. Hawaii's Aquarium Fishery: Regulated, Valuable, Sustainable
  8. Dragon Lady: Dawn Amano-Ige Behind Matayoshi Firing?
  9. Caldwell Hid News of Zoo Director's Departure
  10. Business License Fees Go Up 30% to Create More HGEA Positions
  11. Kalihi Mini Park—No Maintenance for 20 Years
  12. Star-Adv: Trump Voters are like the Homeless
  13. New Oceanfront Homeless Shelter Takes in 56 People
  14. KPD receives national accreditation
  15. HCDA ‘Mostly Closed Door Process’ Selects Souki
  16. Could Trump's plan to bolster military affect Hawaii?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
November 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
  2. Privatize: Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes
  3. Hawaii Motion Picture Tax Credits? DoTax Making it up as they go Along
  4. Hawaii House Democrats Announce Committee Chairs & V Chairs for 2017
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 22, 2016
  6. Health Department Sets Public Hearings on Changes to Food Safety Code
  7. Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
  8. After 20 Years, Clock Has Run out of Fake Indian Tribe
  9. State Homelessness Plan: Force 662 Back onto Streets
  10. Kealoha Witness Crash: It Looks Like There’s Something Going on
  11. Kaneshiro and Kealohas Will Go Down Together
  12. HELCO Claims Rate Hike Will Lower Electric Bills
  13. Shimabukuro: Build Prison on West Side so Criminals will be Closer to Home
  14. How a Useless $2.5M Makework Project is Sold to Public
  15. Creagan: ‘Nothing intrinsically wrong with GMOs’
  16. Court ruled correctly on anti-GMO laws
  17. Anti-GMO Protesters Like Trump Fringe
  18. KIUC offers $10,000 reward to Catch Well-Known Activists Responsible for Cutting into Hydroelectric Dam
  19. Donor pulls funding for UH Manoa Art Department after anti-Trump protest
  20. Green Police Want to Limit Number of Cars Your Family can Own
  21. TPP or No, Hawaii exporters keep on Selling

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
November 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Medicated Weed: DOH Hires Contractor to Track Every Seed
  2. Jail Near You? 11 Sites Identified for OCCC Relocation
  3. Dante Carpenter:  Tulsi Gabbard ‘Cliches Galore’
  4. Howard Dean:  Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Extremely Ambitious With Flexible Principles’
  5. Tsuji not Even Buried Yet, but Democrats Scramble for Plum Legislative Appointment
  6. Attorney: Officer Crash All About Discrediting his Testimony Against Kealoha
  7. Caldwell: Obama Said No to more Rail Money, But Trump May be Better
  8. OHA Fed Rec Plan Proven Foolish by Trump Election
  9. Lower Electric Bills Coming Thanks to Donald J Trump
  10. New Kakaako homeless shelter seeks to place families quickly
  11. State DOT actions forcing out general aviation
  12. Star-Adv: Ag Dep’t Must Take Anti-GMO Idiots Seriously Because some of them are Rich
  13. Taxi, Uber drivers vent anger on rules
  14. New telescope proposed for Valley Isle

Monday, November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cabinet Position? Donald Trump meets with Rep Tulsi Gabbard
  2. MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
  3. New DHS Regs Designed to Put 662 Homeless Back on the Streets
  4. Reporters, Voters Duped by Departing Zoo Director
  5. Anti-Tobacco Activists Need More Smokers
  6. Antis Orwellian Response to Court Ruling
  7. Usual Suspects Upset Because there aren’t Enough Criminals Loose in Hawaii
  8. Another Buyer for HECO?
  9. ‘Concierge’ medicine cuts doctors’ red tape

Sunday, November 20, 2016
November 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sinking Ship: HART Director of Planning Quits
  2. DAGS Director Resigns--One Day Notice
  3. Exposed: How Windfarms Hide Millions of Bird Deaths
  4. How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
  5. UHERO: Desperately Seeking Housing in Honolulu
  6. UHERO: Obama’s Recession Produced Greater Inequality in Health
  7. Borreca: Tulsi Gabbard will be White Supremacist Candidate for Senate in 2018
  8. Isle GOP has only itself to blame for poor showing
  9. Tax Hike Coming: Trump Latest Bogeyman in Rail Story of Woe and Incompetence
  10. Don’t rush into raising wharfage fees 47%
  11. Growth in Homelessness Shifts to Sister Islands Where Enablers Abound
  12. BoE, HSTA Pretend to do something about state’s persistent teacher shortage
  13. DLNR Rents Historic House to Party Animals, then Tries Again
  14. Time to fluoridate isle water—But Kobayashi, Baker Stand with Crackpot Conspiracy Theorists

Saturday, November 19, 2016
November 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What the Trump presidency might mean to Hawaii’s economy
  2. Honolulu City Lights to celebrate 32 years of bringing holiday joy
  3. Supreme Court: Challenge to Hawaii Council Candidate’s Eligibility Must be Heard
  4. No Indian Tribe: Repeal Act 195
  5. After Car Wreck HPD Officer Comes up with Novel Way of Avoiding Breathalyzer Test
  6. Officer Testified Against Chief Kealoha on Day of Crash
  7. MADD gives Hawaii 3.5 stars out of 5 for drunk driving reform
  8. Progress in ending homelessness cited as conference begins
  9. HELCO Rate Hike Hearings Set
  10. DHS Has Big Plans for KOLEA
  11. Mass Coral Die Off Caused by El Nino, Now Over
  12. Plan to Annoy Legislators with more Anti-Ag Hysteria After 9th Circuit Court Ruling
  13. Hawaii County: “Where’s the evidence” that papaya is harmful?” 


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Pew: National Parks in Hawaii Need $133 Million in Maintenance
by News Article Thursday, December 08, 2016

Here are needed repairs at some national parks in Hawaii....


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Secede, With a Little Help From Putin
by News Article Wednesday, December 07, 2016

... US State secessionist movement controlled from Yekaterinburg, Russia ....


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Akina to OHA: E Hana Kakou
by Kelii Akina Wednesday, December 07, 2016

...OHA is relevant and of concern to the entire community....


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Full Text: Feds Give Rail Another Extension
by News Release Wednesday, December 07, 2016

...just long enough to con legislators into hiking taxes....


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Who’s not giving up on Fed Wreck?
by Video Video Wednesday, December 07, 2016

It Looks Like It's Going To Be A Fight To The Finish....


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Apathy on Borrowed Time -- The Condo Owner’s Soul Search
by News Article Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A bill calling for the creation of an Office of the Condominium Ombudsman and seven-member commission is currently being drafted in a Hawaii legislative office....


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Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, December 07, 2016
“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  
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Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
by News Release Wednesday, December 07, 2016

2015 Gallup Healthways State Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans...


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BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, December 07, 2016

...HSTA Asks BoE to Reject Plan....


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HBA Land Use Conference to Focus on Telescope, TOD, and GMOs
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, December 06, 2016
"Takings: Regulatory and Physical"
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Obama Hawaii Vacation Cost $4.8M
by News Release Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Secret Service Lodging Cost Over $1 Million Alone....


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Council Reorganization Violates Sunshine Law?
by News Release Tuesday, December 06, 2016

"...it is no surprise that Mr. Menor still believes himself to be above the law...."


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FCC Order: Sandwich Isles $76M Fines, Repayments
by News Release Tuesday, December 06, 2016

...Dan Inouye died nearly 4 years ago....


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Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns—Or Else!
by News Release Tuesday, December 06, 2016

...due to a change in requirements, those residents who have qualified for exemptions in the past must now file a state resident income tax form or risk being disqualified....


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Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Monday, December 05, 2016

Officials attended and spoke during the events, including Consul General Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2016
by Congress .org Monday, December 05, 2016
Senate: Health Care Videoconferencing
House: Medical Research and Associated Activities 
House: Additional Committee Funding 
House: Banking Regulations
House: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization

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New Chief for Bureau of Conveyances
by News Release Monday, December 05, 2016

...examines, records, and indexes more than 344,000 land and property documents and maps each year....


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Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
by Heritage Foundation Monday, December 05, 2016

...She does not support Common Core “period.”....


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Coordinated Action Needed to Address Homelessness
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, December 04, 2016

Coordinated action is not what our government normally does....


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Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
by News Article Sunday, December 04, 2016

...the cost for an agency to run the licensing program would likely eat up much of the revenue it was supposed to generate....


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City Officials Intentionally Jamming Up Traffic
by News Article Saturday, December 03, 2016

“The city streets are being engineered to create traffic congestion, to slow traffic down, to favor bikers and pedestrians,” the former official said....


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Denied Another Extension, HART Finally Forced to Submit Financial Plan
by News Release Saturday, December 03, 2016

...due to the recent passage of Charter Amendment Number 4 in the 2016 Elections, the voters of the City authorized the consolidation of the operations and maintenance functions and responsibilities for all modes of public transit....


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AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
by News Release Saturday, December 03, 2016

Hawaii’s total Index Crime rate in 2015 was 0.3% below the rate reported in 2014, and 24.7% below the rate reported a decade earlier (2006)....


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Caldwell Administration seeking applicants for appointed positions
by News Release Saturday, December 03, 2016

Submit a resume with appropriate references by December 16, 2016....


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Attorney General Outlines Plan to Test Rape Kits
by News Release Friday, December 02, 2016

...since 1992 the state has collected 2240 sexual assault kits. As of June 30, 2016, 1951 of these have not been tested and 289 of them have been tested....


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Maui Seeks Volunteers for County Boards and Commissions
by News Release Friday, December 02, 2016

...deadline for applications is December 31, 2016....


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Auditor: 25% of Trust Funds Managed by Governor’s Office Should be Closed
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, December 02, 2016

...the Office of the Governor did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....


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Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
by Andrew Walden Thursday, December 01, 2016

...OHA milked $12,684,000 from Harbors Division in 2015....


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Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Attack
by News Release Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Parade will begin at 6:00pm following an opening ceremony at 4:30pm....


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Visitor Spending Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month
by News Release Thursday, December 01, 2016

Visitors to Hawaii spent a total of $1.2 billion in October 2016, a 6.8 percent increase compared to last October....


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Revealed: How Lindsey Beat Trask
by Video Video Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Who Put $$$ In Lindseyʻs Pocket & Why They Now Have “Uncle Bob” In Theirs....


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Anti-GMO ‘National Standing’? The Bungled Star Advertiser Opinion
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Who exactly are the anti-GMO activists with 'national standing'?  Let’s take a look....


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Hawaii House and Senate Democrats Announce Leadership for 2017
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2016

...A new committee, Intrastate Commerce, will focus on regulations and licensing of Hawaii businesses such as banking, telecommunications and property insurance....


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Video: UH Manoa chancellor finalists
by Video Video Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Feedback on the candidates can be sent through the executive search website....


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Hawaii Civil Rights Commission: Report Trump Voters to Us
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Hawaiʻi Civil Rights Commission today called on the people of Hawaii to stand against the reported rise in the incidence of discriminatory harassment and intimidation....


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Need $15K? Office of Economic Development Giving Away Money
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The deadline to submit proposals is December 30, 2016 at 4 p.m....


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Transportation planning meeting will focus on Central Oahu
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2016

...Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Mililani High School Cafeteria....


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Midnight Regulations in Paradise
by News Article Tuesday, November 29, 2016

...the Trump administration should immediately act to rescind that rule, and Congress can also reject it via the Congressional Review Act....


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Annual Stop Flu at School Vaccination Program
by News Release Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Completed Vaccination Consent Forms due to Schools by December 16....


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2017 Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections: Candidate Registration Begins
by News Release Monday, November 28, 2016

Any Oahu resident who will be at least 18 years of age by February 17, 2017 can be a candidate....


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List of Honolulu Neighborhood Board Vacancies
by News Release Monday, November 28, 2016

...20 Neighborhood Board seats are currently vacant island-wide....


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Report: Returning Power to Micronesians
by Grassroot Institute Monday, November 28, 2016

...Neil Mellen details how political intervention has limited access to healthcare, education and employment....


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Honolulu—23% of Homeowners Saddled with Second Mortgage
by News Article Monday, November 28, 2016

...most home buyers in the Honolulu area don’t have enough money for a 20 percent down payment....


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DOI Rule? Republicans Prepare to Reverse Obama’s ‘Flurry of Midnight Actions’
by News Article Sunday, November 27, 2016

"...we will work with our colleagues to ensure that Congress scrutinizes your actions — and, if appropriate, overturns them.”


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Paradise for Lawyers: UH Law School top 10 for best chance of paying off debt
by News Release Sunday, November 27, 2016

...one of the 10 best law schools in the country in terms of starting salaries that exceed the debt that law graduates carry....


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Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 27, 2016

...financially “dead” but are somehow shambling on....


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Hawaii just became the first state to elect a 100 percent one-party state Senate since 1979
by News Article Sunday, November 27, 2016

Despite good results for Republicans across the country, Hawaii was Hillary Clinton’s best state nationally, voting for her by a resounding 62-32 margin over Donald Trump....


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Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
by Andrew Walden Sunday, November 27, 2016

Many of $2.168M in expenses are nebulous, making it easy for the usual suspects to score padded communications and media contracts....


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Are capitalism and spirituality incompatible?
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, November 26, 2016
Free markets can help the rich, but what about the poor?
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RFP Posted for Honolulu Ethics Commission Audit
by Natalie Iwasa  Saturday, November 26, 2016

Two inspectors and prior commissioners who recently left the commission are not listed as interviewees....


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The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
by News Article Thursday, November 24, 2016

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....


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Hawaii's Aquarium Fishery: Regulated, Valuable, Sustainable
by Video Video Thursday, November 24, 2016

It is the most intensively managed of all fisheries in the State....


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Fake Indian Tribe: Robin Danner’s Desperate Million Dollar Gamble
by Video Video Wednesday, November 23, 2016

...Is The Robin Danner Crowd Making One Final Attempt To Turn You Into A Tribe?....


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Micronesian Homelessness in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM....


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DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
by News Release Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Chairperson of DLNR will review the applications and select individuals that are deemed qualified to serve on the Water Security Advisory Group per the requirements of Act 172....


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Steady decline in Jones Act ships
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, November 23, 2016

...the American shipping industry has been in a steady decline for decades....


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Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, November 23, 2016

...the cumulative effect is a 54.8% increase in Wharfage rates....


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Privatize: Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes
by Gene Ward Wednesday, November 23, 2016

...there’s still a better way and it’s pretty simple and practiced by the best rail systems in the world....


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Health Department Sets Public Hearings on Changes to Food Safety Code
by News Release Wednesday, November 23, 2016

...public hearings on Hawaii Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai from Dec. 5-9, 2016....


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Hawaii Motion Picture Tax Credits? DoTax Making it up as they go Along
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, November 22, 2016

...THE FILM TAX CREDIT is set to sunset at the end of 2018....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 22, 2016
by Congress .org Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Senate: Oil and Gas Royalties
House: "Midnight" Rules
House: Iranian Aircraft Purchases

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Medicated Weed: DOH Hires Contractor to Track Every Seed
by News Release Tuesday, November 22, 2016

....paranoia will destroy ya....


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Jail Near You? 11 Sites Identified for OCCC Relocation
by News Release Tuesday, November 22, 2016

...11 sites, clustered within the Kalihi, Aiea, Kalaeloa and Mililani areas, have been identified....


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MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
by News Release Monday, November 21, 2016

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....


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Cabinet Position? Donald Trump meets with Rep Tulsi Gabbard
by News Article Monday, November 21, 2016

...“Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, is reportedly a big fan of Gabbard”....


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What TrumpTax May Mean For Hawaii
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 20, 2016

The result of the general election earlier this month raises the possibility of a high magnitude shake-up in our federal tax system....


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UHERO: Desperately Seeking Housing in Honolulu
by UH ERO Saturday, November 19, 2016

...presentation for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii's 2016 summit, "Still Houseless in Honolulu."....


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UHERO: Obama’s Recession Produced Greater Inequality in Health
by UH ERO Saturday, November 19, 2016

...obesity and overweight rates increased high school educated people, while there is weak evidence that they decreased for the college educated....


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How Many Nene do Windfarms Really Kill?
by News Article Saturday, November 19, 2016

...18 Nene killed by the Kaheawa Pastures turbines with ridiculously small search areas and infrequent search intervals....


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Exposed: How Windfarms Hide Millions of Bird Deaths
by News Article Saturday, November 19, 2016

...these turbines are contributing to species extinction faster than any other source of energy....


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