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Sunday, October 19, 2014
October 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Akina For OHA: Stop Nation-Building Effort
  2. Former Execs of Honolulu Rail Supplier Parent Company Get Two Year Prison Term
  3. What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 2)
  4. UPDATE: Hurricane Ana Takes Aim at Kauai
  5. Star-Adv: Ige Can Lead Inouye Gang After Hanabusa Defeat
  6. Shapiro: Ige Campaign Devolves into Shabby Battle of Guilt by Association
  7. Their voters are out there, but will they go to polls?
  8. Did UPW Hope for Hannemann?
  9. Close Half of Hospitals? HHSC Hospitals Socked with $69M Bill for Retiree Health Insurance
  10. Mafia Windfarm Developer in Last Desperate Push for Big Cable
  11. Maui News: Vote ‘No’ on GMO ban
  12. Dude Moves to Maui, Begins Protesting GMOs
  13. Anti-GMO graffiti being cleaned up by seniors
  14. Mainland Eco-Hypesters Push for More Restrictions on Hawaii Fishermen

Saturday, October 18, 2014
October 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Army Officer Files IG Complaint Against Mark Takai
  2. Washington Post Debunks Takai Campaign Commercial
  3. Ige Drove Cost of Living Higher
  4. HPD Releases Cachola Videos, 911 Call
  5. Hawaii ranks worst for tax burden, report says
  6. Hawaii Hurricane History 1949-2014
  7. $64M: HMSA Medicare Advantage Premium Hikes Hit 46,000
  8. LNG Import Will Save Ratepayers $87M
  9. Complaints against Pacific Resource Partnership on tap for Campaign Spending Commission
  10. "If (Mufi) Doesn't Like You You're in Deep S***"
  11. American Action: $300K for Djou
  12. All 3 Public Employees Unions Now Endorse Ige
  13. NEA Money to Buy Ige 5th Floor?
  14. Regents Ease Path to Lowered Tuition
  15. Homeowners Beat Back Tax Hike Averaging $3795/year
  16. Health Department hears cesspool concerns
  17. Thanks to Jones Act, Guam Looks to Asia for LNG Conversion
  18. FEMA Again Denies Iselle Disaster Declaration
  19. Former DLNR Official Accused of Child Molestation
  20. Shocker: Child Molester Reoffends After Getting Probation
  21. Real Scientists Debunk UH Manoa Turtle-Tumor Hype

Friday, October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Family Advocates Releases 2014 General Election Endorsements
  2. Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
  3. ALEC Ranks Hawaii as Worst State in Three Economic Categories
  4. Hawaii Named a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool’
  5. Budget: Does Hawaii Have a Boom, or a Bust?
  6. VIDEO: Cam Cavasso in his own Words
  7. Corporations Must Re-Register as Non-Candidate Committees
  8. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Ana Projected to Skirt South Shores of Islands
  9. GMO Moratorium Shuts Down Farms for Over 2 Years
  10. Walk-In Early Voting Begins October 21
  11. After Spending Billions, Alt Energy Produces Almost Nothing in Hawaii
  12. Cost of Living Drags Hawaii's Happiness Down
  13. UH Must Clean Up its Act, Stabilize Tuition
  14. HPD ramps up domestic violence training
  15. Homeless Would Rather Risk Hurricane Than Accept Shelter
  16. KaLoko: Pflueger Blames His Victims
  17. Anti-GMO 'Fightland' Ties Leaders to Surf Nazis
  18. Testifiers: Planned rules for cesspools Should Apply only Along Shoreline
  19. The $1,000 Pill That Will Bankrupt Us All

Friday, October 17, 2014
Letters to the Editor, October, 2014
Letters to the Editor
  • GMO Moratorium Shuts Down Farms for Over 2 Years
  • Ohana Means Being Prepared Together
  • Punatics Always Wrong
  • Attorney General facilitates lack of transparency 
  • Let’s Rethink Our Property Tax System

Thursday, October 16, 2014
October 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: "I Did Look at Pension Tax as an Option"
  2. Keoki Kerr: "It Clearly Wasn't David Ige's Night"
  3. Health Care: Ige’s Epic Disaster
  4. Hawaii CON Limits Patients' Access to Life-Saving Exams
  5. No Long-Term Gains from Universal Preschool
  6. Ana: Big Island Schools Closed Friday, Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation
  7. GE Tax Hike: Ige, Hannemann Busted
  8. Djou Has More than Double the Money Takai Has
  9. Jones Act Money Flows to Takai
  10. Big Bucks Going Into Preschool Ballot Initiative
  11. Pflueger shows no remorse for Kauai dam breach
  12. Kauai Anti-GMO Tax Hike Pushed
  13. Hawaii agriculture needs support, not 'Plant Police'
  14. Electricity bills decline for most isle customers--Thanks to Fracking
  15. Attorney Asked Gang Leader to Write Out Witness List
  16. Will HPD Release Cachola Tapes, Report?
  17. Homeless Would Rather Risk Hurricane than Accept Shelter
  18. Parents to DOE: Why Aren’t We Being Told Sooner About Possible Child Abductions?
  19. Crazy Ideas About Drugs
  20. Judge to hear case against Hawaii on Pohakuloa
  21. State to lead pesticide study
  22. UberX, Lyft Rerouted to Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal Akaka Tribe Decision Revealed
  2. Ohana Means Being Prepared Together
  3. The Bleeding of Aloha: Ugliness of the Anti-GMO Movement in Hawaii
  4. Punatics Always Wrong
  5. Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
  6. Ige Wants To Charge $500 For Parking In Downtown Honolulu!?
  7. Affordable Food? Honolulu Scores 135th
  8. Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
  9. Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
  10. Djou Campaign $626K Cash on Hand
  11. HHSC Cuts Will Continue Until Partnership Approved
  12. Abercrombie to Sign Multi-Million Dollar UHPA Contract Giveaway
  13. Did Lawyer Feed Witness Names to Prison Gang?
  14. Soft on Crime: Pflueger gets seven months and $7000 fine for dam breach
  15. Atheist Tweeker Scores $1.95M for Helping Keep Inmates Out of Drug Rehab
  16. WSJ: Honolulu Most Expensive City in USA, Hilo is 5th
  17. Aiona, Ige Support LNG for Hawaii
  18. Lawyer: 9th Circuit panel biased in same-sex marriage decision
  19. While Muslims Chop Heads, Obama Orders Military to Give More Money to his Green Energy Campaign Contributors
  20. Counties Grab for More TAT, Again
  21. IHS housing first contract to serve 115
  22. Shelter space limited as storm approaches
  23. After Shutting Water Bottler, Kauai County Allows Reopening
  24. Video shows alleged police beating inside Chinatown business
  25. HPD: No Policy Changes on Domestic Violence
  26. Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
  27. Honolulu Residents 100% Honest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
October 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NYT/CBS Poll: Ige 41%-Aiona 35%
  2. 2013: Ige's TAT Raid Set Up County GE Tax Hike
  3. Video: Manny Pacquiao endorses Duke Aiona
  4. Aiona: Cut taxes to make Hawaii more affordable
  5. Djou Launches New TV Ad
  6. 2013: Ige's TAT Raid Set Up County GE Tax Hike
  7. VIDEO: Cam Cavasso Launches TV Ads
  8. Colleges Refuse to Renew Institutes That Spread Chinese Government Propaganda
  9. UHERO: PV Growth in Hawaii?
  10. Absentee Ballots Hit Mailboxes
  11. Kaiser, HPH in partnership talks with Maui hospitals
  12. Maui Memorial Deficit to Quadruple, Thanks to HGEA, UPW Contracts
  13. Aiona, Hannemann: Abolish the LUC
  14. Teachers Union Drops $100K+ to Buy Ige
  15. GOP Voter Registration Push Does Not Materialize
  16. Voter Registration up 9% in Decade--Lags Population Growth
  17. Restaurant Assoc Endorses Djou 
  18. Hawaii GMO case heads for court Oct 23
  19. Anti-GMO Activists Operating Illegal TVRs with Cesspools Caus Coral Bleaching
  20. Cult Members 'Rapid Response Team' Runs Interference for Tulsi Gabbard
  21. Pearl City merchants blame rail work for slumping sales
  22. Scam Alert: Two Solar Contractors Installations Up
  23. City pays $2.6 million to Settle HPD Abuse Suits So Far this Year
  24. Longtime prosecutor accused of harassment
  25. Extreme 'clean' eating may exclude essential nutrients

Monday, October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Democrat Poll Shows Abortion Lies Work: Ige 45, Aiona 33, Hannemann 10
  2. Kakaako Developer Rushes Approval Before Abercrombie Appointees Exit HCDA
  3. Djou Emphasizes Critical Need for Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
  4. Congress to Consider Internet Sales Tax After Election
  5. Last Minute Dog Whistle: Takai Tags Djou with 'TEA Party' Label
  6. Thousands Rally for Aiona-Ahu
  7. Ige, Tsutsui Blocked Hanabusa Senate Control
  8. Rail Contractor Makes Way for Station Re-Bid
  9. Solar Scammers Angered by Plan to Cut Electric Rates
  10. If Amendment 4 Fails, Preschool Becomes 20-Year DoE Project
  11. Carlisle: After Abercrombie Disaster, Should Star-Adv be Endorsing Candidates?
  12. After Killing 8, Pflueger Sells Acreage to Facebook Billionaire
  13. Honolulu's construction cost increase tops the U.S.
  14. Muslims: Kick Military out of Hawaii to Make Way for Homeless
  15. Mating Season of Endangered Snail Prevents HPR Liberals from Raising Funds

Sunday, October 12, 2014
October 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $3.6M for ‘Consortium’ Seeking Takeover of OHA’s Fake Tribe 
  2. Hawaii Churches Join Pulpit Freedom Sunday 
  3. What Will It Take to Grow Hawaii's GDP? 
  4. Will Religious Voters Counterbalance Unions?
  5. Aiona: Cut taxes to make Hawaii more affordable 
  6. Takai Flip Flop on Military Spending
  7. Abercrombie's UH Regent Nominees May be Withdrawn by New Governor 
  8. Average Age of Hawaii Politicians Drops by 25 Years 
  9. Waikiki Homeless Drops 60% after Sit-Lie Ban Imposed
  10. Anti-GMO Nonsense Would Destroy Maui's Largest Agricultural Activity 
  11. Anti-GMO Activists Pleased With Their Disruption of Maui County Fair 
  12. Maui United Way Demands Anti-GMO Activists 'Cease and Desist' 
  13. ‘Seized Assets’ Prove Lucrative for Hawaii Cops 
  14. Dope Priest: My Ego Too Big
  15. Assault victim's parents balk at prosecuting school janitor 
  16. Bad episode can result in better HPD

Saturday, October 11, 2014
October 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Defensive over Tax Hikes, Broken Promises
  2. Where Does Hawaii Rank in Rich States, Poor States?
  3. Mark Takai Flip-Flops on Military Cuts
  4. Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping
  5. Abercrombie Appoints Two Oahu Circuit Court Judges
  6. GE Tax Revenue Up 8%, Hotel Tax Down 8.7%
  7. What’s the real trend in Hawaii tourism?
  8. Hawaii Has 33% More Potheads
  9. Homeless Loophole: BLNR Transfers Ft De Russy Beach to City for 1 Year 
  10. UH Fails to Pay Copier Contract for 18 Months
  11. Post Chancellorship Gravy Train Pays $300K/year to Former UH Administrators
  12. Maui Anti-GMO Initiative Doomed in Court
  13. Latest Anti-GMO Trick: Water Grab on Kauai
  14. State Completes $19.8M Bailout of ML&P Pension Fund
  15. Puna to Get Ultra-Narrow 'Two-Lane' Evacuation Route
  16. Ex-guard, inmate convicted in Hawaii prison gang trial
  17. HPD officers under investigation for alleged beating during Chinatown Gambling raid
  18. Massive gambling indictment dropped, defense attorneys call for investigation
  19. Angry Residents Protest Cesspool Ban

Friday, October 10, 2014
October 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: Djou vs Takai in CD1 Debate
  2. Gay Lawsuit Against Hawaii Gay Marriage Ban Ends as Moot
  3. Honest? Ige Once Signed 'No New Taxes' Pledge
  4. Djou Launches 3rd TV Ad
  5. Roadside animal farm may be casualty of Hawaii government
  6. Prosecutor: Criticism of Cachola Case 'Uninformed'
  7. Ban on Internet Access Taxes Could Produce Tax Cut for Hawaii
  8. Hawaii Counties Score ‘D’ on Administration of Property Taxes
  9. $55K -- Hawaii Retirees Income Tops in USA
  10. OHA Plays Political Game With Candidates
  11. Gubernatorial candidates promise to empower local educators at Hilo forum
  12. Grabauskas Scores Big Fat Raise--But Will Ansaldo Deliver Rail Cars?
  13. Puna Residents Not Impressed With Schatz, Gabbard
  14. PUC is one issue avoided by candidates for governor
  15. Hawaii Ranks #2 in Hotel Taxes
  16. DBEDT Still Pushing Big Cable
  17. Bizarre News: Solar Contractor Refuses to Install Illegal Systems
  18. Lawsuit Alleging Homosexual Child Molestation by Former ACLU Board Member Dismissed
  19. Only Elementary Schools Meet Strive HI Standards
  20. UH Tuition Cuts Dependent on Reducing $45M Electric Bill
  21. HECO Hooks Up 150 Solar Customers

Thursday, October 09, 2014
October 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
  2. The Forgiving Democratic Electorate
  3. Maui Monsanto Rep Cancels Speaking Engagement Over Safety Concerns
  4. Colorado Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless’
  5. Hawaii Ranks 4th on Income but 44th on Federal Taxes Paid
  6. Wind Industry Admits It Needs Handout to Compete
  7. Djou a 'Pragmatist’ Ready to ‘Get Things Done’ for Hawaii
  8. Wahiawa Hospital Spills Palafox Beans: UH owes $1M in Medicare fraud case
  9. Goldman Sachs Behind Hawaii Subprime GEMS
  10. Scott Nago: Just Another Reason not to Vote
  11. How Bad Is Hawaii’s Office of Elections?
  12. CD1: Djou Debates Opponent
  13. Brickwood, Lethem battle heats up in state senate dist. 12
  14. 31% of legislative races lack GOP candidate
  15. Kauai Council Enacts garbage tax
  16. Council Release Designed to Help Reelect Fukunaga?
  17. Anti-GMO Nuts Whine About PAC
  18. HECO Claims Rates Will Drop to $0.26 per kwh
  19. Solar: Demolitionists, Dreamers, and Pragmatists
  20. Wind Scammers Go Fly a Kite 1,100 feet above Saddle
  21. After Defending Police Officers, Attorney Switches Sides
  22. Grand jury declines charges against HPD sergeant after Kickboxer-girlfriend testifies
  23. Large Gambling Case Falling Apart
  24. City of Honolulu: 4 Years, $350K to Change a Lightbulb
  25. New Hawaii cesspool proposal could hurt home sales, real estate leaders say
  26. Proposal to reduce DoD per diem pay stirs outcry
  27. After Announcing Tuna Monument, Obama Pays $10K per Day to Fish Foreign Waters

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
October 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Still Has No Answers For His HHSC Fiscal Crisis
  2. UH Manoa Grad Students: No Confidence in Lassner, BoR
  3. Free Markets and Jones Act Reform at Union Meeting?
  4. What 20 years of research on cannabis use has taught us
  5. Am Samoa: Faleomavaega Coming Home 'Soon'?
  6. New director takes over Hawaii’s troubled Obamacare exchange
  7. Academics Defend HOPE Probation
  8. Aiona Only Candidate to Veto Gay Marriage
  9. 9th Circuit Forces Gay Marriage on Two More States, Hawaii Next
  10. Gabbard Lied About Waikiki Surfing Video 
  11. Military Leaving Hawaii because Schatz, Hirono are Useless Weaklings
  12. UH-Manoa to be $31M in the red
  13. Civil Beat Tries, Fails to Cover Up Ige's GE Tax Hike
  14. Dems, Republicans View CD1 Race Very Differently 
  15. Voter Registration Down from 2012
  16. Homelessness? At Last Minute Honolulu Councilmembers Chicken Out on Broader Sit-Lie Bill
  17. Protesters Demanding Money for OHA Disrupt Hawaii telescope groundbreaking
  18. $1M a Year Not Enough for OHA
  19. Anti-GMO Activists Admit: $85K Fine for Knowingly Growing GM Papaya in Backyard
  20. Public meetings can once again be constructive
  21. New Enviro Regs May Soak Honolulu for $3.5B
  22. Kauai Council Tinkers With Tax Rates After Sticking it to Homeowners
  23. After Closing US Fisheries, Obama Bribes Foreign Countries With $90M Tuna Payout
  24. Ian Lind: Jihadi Makes Sense

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
October 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii ERS Sticks With Troubled Bond Fund as Others Flee
  2. VIDEO: New Ad Hammers Ige's Health Exchange Debacle
  3. Cost of Living: Will Hawaii Take Heed of Warning Signs?
  4. Ten Gubernatorial Forums Set for October
  5. Abercrombie Appoints Four to Board of Regents
  6. Study Shows Ige's Tax Hikes Leave Hawaii Far Behind
  7. Supreme Court Decision Will Lead to Gay Marriage in Five States
  8. 15 public schools earn $230,000 for high achievement
  9. Gas Tax: Hawaii Ranks #4 in USA
  10. Hawaii Work Force Participation Down 7%
  11. Chertoff: Gabbard's Visa Proposal Damages Tourism
  12. Hawaii Atheists Move to Michigan, Begin Suing
  13. UH Bribes 'Pono Choices' Students With $52,200.00 in gift cards
  14. Ige Co-Sponsored Hawaii Health Exchange Failure
  15. National Democrat Attack Ads Disconnected from Reality
  16. Good Politics for Pro-Family Candidates to Appeal to Broader Base
  17. Ratepayers Angered by New $71/month HECO Charge
  18. Teachers Union Axed Preschool Ballot Campaign to Avoid Breaking Hawaii Law
  19. New Law Gives Hawaii Unions Even More Power
  20. Rowena Akana Claims Akaka Tribe Supporters Outnumber 'These People' 3-1
  21. Djou Endorsed by the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association
  22. Maui United Way Demands Anti-GMO Morons 'Cease and Desist'
  23. Anti-GMO Activists Discourage Young Farmers 
  24. Anti-GMO Councilmen Find New Way to Attack Agriculture
  25. UH student group votes 'no confidence' in Lassner, regents
  26. Town hall meeting talks Superferry resurrection
  27. Nobody Wants Obama Beach
  28. Abercrombie Plans Taiwan Junket

Monday, October 06, 2014
October 6, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's 'Lost Decade' Was Historic
  2. Gabbard Missed Veterans Hearing to Surf Waikiki
  3. 5% of Oahu Population Leaving--Thanks to Congressional Delegation
  4. Hospitals? Ige Bought n Paid for by Unions
  5. Ige, Tsutsui Supported Clayton Hee Harassment of Appointee
  6. Excuse for Failed Politicians: Abercrombie, Hannemann Joined in Gay Marriage
  7. Today is Last day for Voter Registration
  8. We Need Police Accountability in Honolulu
  9. Absenteeism?  Improve Health of Prison Guards
  10. Pro and Anti-GMO Blocs Form in Kauai Council Races
  11. Kauai County Trying to Finish Off Destruction of Island's Only Water Bottling Company
  12. Kauai County Employment Doubles, Services Decline
  13. New bill aims to Allow Volunteers to clean up Oahu filthy parks
  14. Church makes security changes after back-to-back vandalism
  15. Supreme Court Will not Hear Gay Marriage Case this Term

Sunday, October 05, 2014
October 5, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Taxes, Housing, and Utilities, Hawaii Residents Fifth Poorest in USA
  2. Kakaako: How to Buy Hawaii State Senators--Legally
  3. Will Tom Brower ever learn?
  4. Ebola: Where are the Anti-GMO Protesters Now?
  5. Hawaii Superferry Making a Comeback?
  6. Falling Off the Cliff
  7. Marijuana: Margin of Ige's Defeat?
  8. House Must Act Against Cachola
  9. Lanai's sole school faces chronic issue of teacher turnover
  10. Hundreds of Homeless Purposefully Crowd Jails
  11. Kauai a Great Place to Send Homeless
  12. Star-Adv Helps Solar Scammers Whip up Battery Sales
  13. Hu Honua Hit Again
  14. Kauai Council Votes to Double Garbage Fees
  15. Obama Beach?  $500K Bribe Leaves Some Unconvinced

Saturday, October 04, 2014
October 4, 2014 News Read
News Release
  1. Hawaii Family Forum Publishes 2014 Voter Guide
  2. Health Connector Names New CEO
  3. A Bad Week for David Ige
  4. Abortion: Desperate Democrats Spend over $100K Lying About Aiona
  5. Nago Off Hook, Says He is Trying to Get it Right This Time
  6. US should reexamine Jones Act, Tesoro’s CEO recommends
  7. BLNR to Allow Sit-Lie Enforcement
  8. Candidates Struggle to Pander to Anti-GMO Morons
  9. Arizona Prison Sued for Interfering With Sovereignty Movement Recruitment Efforts
  10. Big Island candidates for state House and Senate take on cesspools, lava flow in Puna
  11. Seven Months after FBI Raid, DPS Employee Still Has Job

Friday, October 03, 2014
October 3, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige's Bungling Leaves Charter School Students Sitting on Buckets
  2. Entrepreneurship? Hawaii has 2nd Worst Congressional Delegation
  3. Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 36th
  4. UPW Collects Forced Dues from 1,122 Non-Members
  5. Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate minority leader says
  6. Hawaii House leader fined a record $50,000 for ethics violations
  7. Tribe? 50 Years of Mismanagement and Corruption
  8. Hawaii officials on alert after Ebola scare
  9. NRA President to Speak in Hawaii
  10. Another Delay: CNHA to Takeover Hawaiian Roll, Tribe?
  11. Aiona: Kanaiolowalu 'Does not Represent the Majority'
  12. HMSA Medicare Advantage Premiums to Double
  13. Criminal Charges for Cachola?
  14. Reporter snagged in ongoing city ethics probe
  15. Veteran council members Claim They didn't know they couldn't accept lobbyists' meals
  16. Arakawa: GMO initiative would be ‘impractical’
  17. 260 Rail Accidents: Kiewit Unsafe
  18. UH Uses New Computer System to Squeeze Students for Money
  19. Abercrombie Lets Homeless Invade Airport
  20. State plan addressing Hawaii cesspools receive pushback
  21. Experts say new domestic violence law needs clarification
  22. Ex-Kauai police commission member to be sentenced
  23. Soft on Crime: 25 Convictions Gets only 5 years for 6 cases

Thursday, October 02, 2014
October 2, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Small Business Protests Ige's GE Tax Hike
  2. Feds: Hawaii DHS is Number 1 in Foodstamps
  3. DBEDT Applauds PUC’s Approval of 'Green' Subprime Loan Securitization Program
  4. Forum: Will Hawaii's State Government Go Bust in 2016?
  5. Let’s Rethink Our Property Tax System
  6. With Billions of Tourist Dollars at Stake, DoH Quickly Slaps Down Talk of Ebola
  7. HMSA Cancels 46,000 Policies as Obamacare Medicaid Advantage Cuts Kick In
  8. Wahiawa Hospital not paying docs, Could be forced into Bankruptcy
  9. Welcome effort to decentralize DOE
  10. What Happened to the Hawaii Teachers Union Preschool Ballot Campaign?
  11. Maui Anti-GMO Law: $85,000 fine & Year in Jail for One Papaya Tree
  12. PUC Approval of $150M Green Bank shrouded in mystery
  13. Schatz sits on the Senate National Parks Subcommittee, Can't Get Two Lanes for Puna
  14. Commission proposes tiered property taxes for million dollar homes
  15. Personnel shortage closes ambulance unit in Honolulu
  16. How to take part in Monday's drive-thru voter registration
  17. Developer to Court: Make Homeowners Stop Leaking Documents
  18. Half of Oahu Hoarding Plastic Bags
  19. WaPo: Hawaii Best State for Women

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Again Claims He Opposed the Tax Increases He Voted For
  2. Faleomavaega Rips Obama, Kerry Over PRIMNM Announcement
  3. WESPAC: Obama Admin Did not Consult on Tuna Monument
  4. ERP-SURF Integrates Core Hawaii Government Functions
  5. Disabled? Honolulu Ranks 107th in Quality of Life
  6. Attorney General facilitates lack of transparency
  7. Djou Draws National Attention, Polling
  8. Debate: Ige Admits Responsibility for HHSC Mess
  9. Ige Burns $1.2B and Still Ends up in Debt
  10. Ige Struggles to Motivate Democrat Voters
  11. Caldwell Uses Homeless Crisis to Re-Launch Ill-Fated City Housing Office  
  12. Star-Adv Buys Big Island Papers
  13. Scheme to Sucker Small Investors into Financing Industrial Solar
  14. Common Core Criticisms Miss the Mark
  15. The Problem With Being Pro-homeless
  16. Luxury 'Hawaii Life' Realtors Bankroll Anti-GMO Madness
  17. Moral Citizen Condemns Anti-GMO Movement
  18. Honolulu Police Chief Shows New Cachola Video
  19. Soft on Crime: Lifelong Criminal Refuses to Testify Against Prison Gang
  20. Kauai Council Debating tax relief options designed to make Tax Hike Palatable
  21. Hawaii Prisoners Become Issue in Arizona Election
  22. Enrollment declines at UH Campuses
  23. Punatics Still Disturbed Over About Iselle, Election
  24. Consumer protection and safety at risk as new transit companies enter Hawaii marketplace
  25. Precisely as Predicted: UH Manoa Begins Push for Polyamory
  26. Atheists Become Frantic as Election Approaches


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Former Execs of Honolulu Rail Supplier Parent Company Get Two Year Prison Term
by News Article Sunday, October 19, 2014

...paying tens of millions of euros to Indian officials including a former Air Force head through intermediaries and falsifying invoices to win a high-profile contract....


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What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 2)
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 19, 2014

As of June 30, 2013, Hawaii’s 11% top individual rate was second only to California....


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UPDATE: Hurricane Ana Takes Aim at Kauai
by News Release Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tropical Storm Warning in effect as Ana takes aim at South Shores of Kauai and Island of Niihau ....


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Akina For OHA: Stop Nation-Building Effort
by Video Video Saturday, October 18, 2014

OHA should stop wasting money on the failed pursuit of race-based nationhood and, instead, use that money to help meet the real needs of Hawaiians for housing, education, jobs, and health care....


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Hawaii Hurricane History 1949-2014
by News Article Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tracks of all tropical cyclones (tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes) to pass within 100 miles of the Hawaiian Islands, 1949 - 2014....


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Ige Drove Cost of Living Higher
by News Release Saturday, October 18, 2014

...Meanwhile, Senator Ige Offered New Ideas To Increase The Cost Of Living, Like Making Parking In Downtown Honolulu More Expensive....


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Washington Post Debunks Takai Campaign Commercial
by News Release Saturday, October 18, 2014

...read an editorial from the liberal-leaning Washington Post to understand how irresponsible Takai's position really is....


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HPD Releases Cachola Videos, 911 Call
by Video Video Saturday, October 18, 2014

Previously unreleased videos of Officer Cachola, girlfriend fighting ....


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Army Officer Files IG Complaint Against Mark Takai
by News Release Friday, October 17, 2014

Hawaii resident Ben White flies home from Korea to support Inspector General Complaint against Mark Takai for “violations of privacy” and “abuse of rank”....


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Hawaii ranks worst for tax burden, report says
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, October 17, 2014

Hawaii ranks worst in three major categories in the seventh annual “Rich States, Poor States” report....


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Walk-In Early Voting Begins October 21
by News Release Friday, October 17, 2014

Early Voting Walk-In Locations ....


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The Amazing Guesses People Give Jimmy Kimmel Crew when Asked what GMOs are
by Heritage Foundation Friday, October 17, 2014

Most honest answer: "I'm just going along with it."


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Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
by News Release Friday, October 17, 2014

...earlier this year, when Senator Ige had a bipartisan measure to provide tax relief on groceries (SB2206, 1/16/14) before his committee, he ignored it....


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Hawaii Named a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool’
by News Release Friday, October 17, 2014

New Household Survey Finds that Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in the State Persists....


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Budget: Does Hawaii Have a Boom, or a Bust?
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, October 16, 2014

“...a number of serious hard decisions need to be made financially for our state budget.”


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ALEC Ranks Hawaii as Worst State in Three Economic Categories
by Sam Slom Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rich States, Poor States also indicates there is cumulative domestic migration loss of 26,409 people from 2003 to 2012, with a net domestic migration loss of 2.4%....


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VIDEO: Cam Cavasso in his own Words
by Video Video Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's an in-depth and engrossing look at the man behind the candidate....


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Hawaii Family Advocates Releases 2014 General Election Endorsements
by News Release Thursday, October 16, 2014

HFA endorses these candidates for this election only....


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Corporations Must Re-Register as Non-Candidate Committees
by News Release Thursday, October 16, 2014

On November 5, 2014, the day after the general election, the Corporate Reporting System will be repealed....


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No Long-Term Gains from Universal Preschool
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, October 16, 2014

...studies have been done on the value of preschool programs, and the results are not positive for preschool supporters....


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Hawaii CON Limits Patients' Access to Life-Saving Exams
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, October 16, 2014

Certificate-of-need (CON) laws prohibit health care providers from offering new services or new medical equipment without approval from the state....


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Health Care: Ige’s Epic Disaster
by Video Video Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hawaii Health Connector and more ....


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Keoki Kerr: "It Clearly Wasn't David Ige's Night"
by Video Video Thursday, October 16, 2014

...he admitted he never traveled much to the neighbor islands until the last year when he started running for governor....


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Ige: "I Did Look at Pension Tax as an Option"
by Video Video Thursday, October 16, 2014

...Senator Ige was for these misguided tax hikes before he was against them....


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Ana: Big Island Schools Closed Friday, Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation
by News Release Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tropical Storm Ana is expected to strengthen over the next 12 hours, forcing the closure of all Hawaii Island public schools on Friday....


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Federal Akaka Tribe Decision Revealed
by Video Video Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sources Say The DOI Has Arrived At Their Decision On Whether To Create A Native Hawaiian US Indian Tribe....


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Takai Missed Every Hearing and Every Vote
by News Release Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In 2014, Takai failed to attend every hearing and didn’t participate in any votes in three committees that he’s assigned to....


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Djou Campaign $626K Cash on Hand
by News Release Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Team Djou holds over $626,000 cash-on-hand as of September 30th....


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Ige Wants To Charge $500 For Parking In Downtown Honolulu!?
by News Release Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Senator Ige's latest extreme proposal clearly demonstrates that the cost of living in Hawaii is at the bottom of his list of priorities...."


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Affordable Food? Honolulu Scores 135th
by News Article Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The cost of groceries is two times higher in Honolulu than in Houston....


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The Bleeding of Aloha: Ugliness of the Anti-GMO Movement in Hawaii
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Here’s a summary of what’s happening now across our state....


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Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
by Malia Zimmerman Wednesday, October 15, 2014

...The gift cards, valued at between $10 and $20 each, are issued to 11, 12 and 13-year-olds....


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Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, October 15, 2014

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....


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Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
by News Release Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“All solutions which lower the cost of energy must be on the table,” said Aiona....


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Colleges Refuse to Renew Institutes That Spread Chinese Government Propaganda
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, October 14, 2014

... but not UH Manoa ....


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Djou Launches New TV Ad
by Video Video Tuesday, October 14, 2014
...members of our community, including prominent musician, Nalani Choy, discuss how Hawai'i's high cost of living and lack of affordable housing make it difficult to live in Hawai'i....
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2013: Ige's TAT Raid Set Up County GE Tax Hike
by News Release Tuesday, October 14, 2014

...2011 was not the only time Ige pushed a measure that would raise general excise taxes....


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UHERO: PV Growth in Hawaii?
by UH ERO Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under the current rate structure, DG providers are providing “cheap” electricity while consuming “expensive” electricity....


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NYT/CBS Poll: Ige 41%-Aiona 35%
by News Article Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poll taken September 20 - October 1 ....


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Caldwell Claims 269 Lane Miles Repaved
by News Release Tuesday, October 14, 2014

...Caldwell released today the city’s quarterly road repaving progress report....


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Video: Manny Pacquiao endorses Duke Aiona
by News Release Monday, October 13, 2014

World Champion boxer and Filipino politician, Manny Pacquiao, endorses Duke Aiona in Hawaii Governors race....


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VIDEO: Cam Cavasso Launches TV Ads
by News Release Monday, October 13, 2014

Cam's advertising centers around the high cost of living in Hawaii and the lack of viable solutions to this problem by the Democrats....


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Aiona: Cut taxes to make Hawaii more affordable
by News Release Monday, October 13, 2014
“We’re actually one of only seven states that tax food and medicine.”
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Democrat Poll Shows Abortion Lies Work: Ige 45, Aiona 33, Hannemann 10
by News Article Monday, October 13, 2014

The poll of 600 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8, as lying National Democrat ads claiming Aiona would outlaw abortion filled the airwaves....


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Djou Emphasizes Critical Need for Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
by News Release Monday, October 13, 2014

Djou Emphasizes Critical Need for Bipartisan Congressional Delegation....


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Congress to Consider Internet Sales Tax After Election
by NCPA NCPA Monday, October 13, 2014

...lawmakers are pushing to enact the Marketplace Fairness Act after the November midterm elections....


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Kakaako Developer Rushes Approval Before Abercrombie Appointees Exit HCDA
by News Release Sunday, October 12, 2014

The approval meeting is currently scheduled for December 3, after the expiration of the term of the current board on December 1....


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What Will It Take to Grow Hawaii's GDP?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 12, 2014

Elections are happening every day. People are constantly voting, with their dollars and with their feet....


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Hawaii Churches Join Pulpit Freedom Sunday
by News Release Sunday, October 12, 2014

...a statement agreeing that the IRS should not control the content of a pastor’s sermon....


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$3.6M for ‘Consortium’ Seeking Takeover of OHA’s Fake Tribe
by Video Video Saturday, October 11, 2014

Three Groups Hope To Get The Scoop But Itʻll Be Only Crumbs Left For The Rest By This Consortium....


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Ige Defensive over Tax Hikes, Broken Promises
by News Release Saturday, October 11, 2014

...another week has gone by where Senator David Ige found himself defending tax hikes and broken promises....


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Abercrombie Appoints Two Oahu Circuit Court Judges
by News Release Saturday, October 11, 2014

Abercrombie today announced the appointments of Jeffrey P. Crabtree and Christine E. Kuriyama to the Circuit Court of the First Circuit....


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Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Dumping
by Kym Pine Saturday, October 11, 2014

These bills are a first step toward empowering our communities to fight back against illegal dumping....


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Where Does Hawaii Rank in Rich States, Poor States?
by Sam Slom Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hawaii is ranked the worst state in three categories....


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Mark Takai Flip-Flops on Military Cuts
by News Release Saturday, October 11, 2014

“Mark Takai will mislead voters and say anything to get elected."


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Video: Djou vs Takai in CD1 Debate
by Video Video Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage and the Jones Act are just some of the issues facing the candidates for U.S. Congressional District 1....


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Gay Lawsuit Against Hawaii Gay Marriage Ban Ends as Moot
by News Article Friday, October 10, 2014

The judges added that other lawsuits challenging Hawaii's marriage equality law already in the pipeline "do not defeat mootness" in this case....


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Honest? Ige Once Signed 'No New Taxes' Pledge
by News Release Friday, October 10, 2014

"I don’t make promises to people that I can’t keep." 


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OHA Plays Political Game With Candidates
by News Release Friday, October 10, 2014

...Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kanu Hawai‘i, a grassroots organization, have teamed up to help voters find out which local candidates they agree with most....


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Djou Launches 3rd TV Ad
by Video Video Friday, October 10, 2014

...The commercial addresses the $17.5 trillion national debt plaguing our nation....


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$55K -- Hawaii Retirees Income Tops in USA
by News Article Friday, October 10, 2014

...Hawaii is number 1 at $55,560, Alaska is #2 at $53,822....


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Ban on Internet Access Taxes Could Produce Tax Cut for Hawaii
by News Article Friday, October 10, 2014

If passed and signed into law, PITFA would make the ITFA moratorium permanent and force these seven states to cease imposing taxes on Internet access....


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Hawaii Counties Score ‘D’ on Administration of Property Taxes
by News Article Friday, October 10, 2014

...six states received D+ or D grades: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island....


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Roadside animal farm may be casualty of Hawaii government
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, October 10, 2014

A 10-year battle in state court over a 120-acre commercial property in Waimanalo is coming to an end....


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Prosecutor: Criticism of Cachola Case 'Uninformed'
by News Release Friday, October 10, 2014

Taking the case to a grand jury wasn't about looking for a way out....


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Wind Industry Admits It Needs Handout to Compete
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, October 09, 2014

...The wind production tax credit, a generous $23 per-megawatt-hour tax credit the producer receives for 10 years, expired last year....


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Hawaii Ranks 4th on Income but 44th on Federal Taxes Paid
by News Article Thursday, October 09, 2014

...Hawaii Ranks 11th overall: 4th on Income, 20th on GDP, and 44th on Federal Taxes....


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Colorado Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless’
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, October 09, 2014

...“I think for us to that that [legalize recreational use] without having all the data, there is not enough data, and to a certain extent you could say it was reckless.”....


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Maui Monsanto Rep Cancels Speaking Engagement Over Safety Concerns
by News Release Wednesday, October 08, 2014

...anti-GMO activists were planning to protest and disrupt our meeting....


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Aiona Proposes HOPE for Renters to Build Equity
by News Release Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Two team members — Peter Savio of the Savio Group and Jay Iranon of Swinerton Builders — were both on hand as Aiona released the policy initiative to the local media....


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