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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Family Forum Prepares for Legislative Session
  2. Hawaii State Legislators join nationwide initiative to address opioid abuse
  3. Opening Day Remarks: House Minority Leader Beth Fukumoto
  4. Senate Democrats 2017 Legislative Program
  5. Danger: Legislature Begins 4 Month Run for Your Money
  6. FBI raids second city building in police chief investigation
  7. OHA settles sexual harassment claim against Peter Apo for $50K
  8. Counselor Involved In School Sex Case Now Works For State
  9. BoE Scrounges Around for Excuse for Matayoshi Firing
  10. Caldwell Conceals DPP Resignations For Nearly a Month
  11. Moving in the Right Direction? Housing for the Homeless in Hawaii
  12. Legislators Seek to Outlaw Lower Cost Private Insurance Plans
  13. Rep Kaniela Ing Wants to Steal Your Money, Shut Down Businesses which Employ the Poor
  14. Anti-GMO Losers Want Legislature to make them into Winners
  15. Green Energy Schemers Grab for More Tax Credits
  16. Lifeguard Immunity: Trial Lawyers vs Counties
  17. More Empty Talk About Hawaiian Health Care
  18. Charter School Commission Hides Funds from Legislators
  19. Kauai Reduces teacher turnover
  20. 15 Years Later UH Maui Building Falling Apart
  21. Quiet Title Actions a Great Opportunity to Shake down Zukerberg for some Serious Money
  22. Program to Let Lots of Criminals out of state’s jails has yet to launch
  23. Soft on Crime Policy Denies Free Room and Board to Homeless Criminal
  24. Soft on Crime: Criminal sought after officer-involved shooting was on work furlough
  25. Entire UH Manoa Campus to be Consumed with Anti-Trump Protest
  26. Honolulu: 6,000 Expected to Protest Trump on Saturday

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck
  2. Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
  3. Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
  4. Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
  5. Legislative Changes to Ensure Brokerage Compliance?
  6. Help Wanted: Deputy Solicitor General State of Hawaii
  7. Legislative Changes to Ensure Brokerage Compliance?
  8. City purchases undeveloped Kahuku Golf Course oceanfront lands
  9. Hawaii Gun Owners ‘Rap Back’ Fact Sheet
  10. Caldwell: Don’t Do Anything About Corruption in HPD
  11. Will President Trump Save Hawaii from Rail?
  12. Children can be eligible to use medicated marijuana
  13. Maui Anti-GMO Councilmembers Get Tired of their own Circus
  14. Do Condo Owners Need Some Help From Hawaii’s Legislature?

Monday, January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
  2. Akina: Make King’s dream a reality for Hawaii
  3. Legislature Opening Day Wednesday January 18
  4. Advice to UH Manoa Chancellor Candidates--Run!
  5. Oahu Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 22 Successful Graduates
  6. Full Text: New report concludes Airbnb has ‘no material impact’ on Hawaii housing inventory
  7. Caldwell’s New Money-Making Scheme--Raise rents on ‘affordable’ housing
  8. Leaders of tourism bureau often opt for closed meetings—Claim They’re Talking About Cookies
  9. Green Energy Schemers Claim They Can go on Without Federal Subsidies
  10. Conference looks away from test scores for DoE
  11. Can Feds Save Hawaii From New Stadium Boondoggle?
  12. Public has 1 more chance to air concerns on ag lands
  13. Soft on Crime: Man who shot at police in Kahaluu is a repeat felon—Escaped in 2012, out on Street in 2017
  14. Two men suffer injuries in Koko Head shooting range mishap
  15. Obamacare Rally—300 Democrats Show up in Honolulu 

Monday, January 16, 2017
Letters to the Editor January, 2017
Letters to the Editor
  • Advice to UH Manoa Chancellor Candidates--Run!
  • One-Way Streets to Alleviate Dangerous Walking Conditions? 
  • Lanai residents fed up with the awful service from Ohana Air

Sunday, January 15, 2017
January 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Architects: Put Rail on the Ground—Save $4.2B
  2. Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
  3. Obama Admin: Hawaii DOI Rule Part of ‘Renewed Era of Federal-Tribal Relations’
  4. UHERO Adjusts Economic Forecast Upward Thanks to Trump
  5. Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
  6. 2017 Legislature: Economy is Booming And They Still Want More Tax Hikes
  7. Budget: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
  8. Assisted Suicide to Help Insurance Company Profits-- Kill of the Disabled—They’re so Expensive!
  9. Tax Housing by $45 psf to make Housing Affordable?
  10. Vacation-rental tax: Hard to catch elusive funds
  11. Hee in Prison But Sandwich Isles Still Refusing to Pay $76M Federal Fines 
  12. Hospital transition still a high priority for Maui legislators
  13. Homeless at Old Kona Airport Park have ‘very few places to go’ (Except a Shelter)
  14. Homeless Camp Pollutes One Mile of East Oahu Beach
  15. Surfrider marks 400th victory for Dominant Paradigm

Saturday, January 14, 2017
January 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: School system is simply not relevant to today’s students
  2. FBI Raids Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office
  3. Hawaii Wind Farms Kill 146 Bats, 50 Nene, 26 Petrels—and Counting
  4. Insiders Claim GEMS is About to Write $109M in Loans
  5. HTA must open financial books
  6. Marijuana Dealers Look forward to Selling to Tourists
  7. Homeless Drug Addicts Take over House, Burn it Down
  8. Citizens now called 'Hawaii residents' vs. 'Hawaiians' in federal paperwork
  9. DCCA is in No Hurry to Process Paperwork for Volvo Dealership

Friday, January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Two More Judicial Nomination Lists
  2. Ige Announces Contracts for 33 Homeless Shelters, Claims Increase in Bed Count
  3. Hawaii State Capitol Korea-Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized With Excrement
  4. Hawaii Healthcare Access Cut off by Regulations
  5. Obamacare Repeal: How Will it Affect Hawaii?
  6. Hawaii Supreme Court: Do County Plans Override Zoning Laws?
  7. Campaign-Finance Rules Chill Speech Unrelated to Election Campaigns
  8. Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
  9. Best Places for STEM Professionals? After Dropping Billions on Phony High Tech Tax Credits, Honolulu Ranks 95th
  10. KIUC Signs 20MW ‘Peaker’ Battery Deal
  11. Pedestrian Deaths—Hawaii Ranks 26th
  12. Hawaii Better to Rent Than Buy
  13. New DLNR Police Chief Announced
  14. OHA Officially Named Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee
  15. UH: Students and Faculty Who Stay Home and Cry on Inauguration Day will Have to Make up Work
  16. Rail: Souki Backs Massive GE Tax Hike, Demands Caldwell Raise Property Taxes
  17. Budget so Tough, Departments May have to Cut Funding for Vacant Positions
  18. OHA: Trustees Walkout of own Meeting Again
  19. $260K for Kealoha -- City Council Pretends to intervene
  20. Solar Schemers Will be Back for More Subsidies from  2017 Legislature
  21. Hawaii Faces up to 45 Million Cyberattacks Daily, State Officials Say
  22. Lawmakers to again consider vote-by-mail system, automatic voter registration
  23. Budget: DLNR Has been Lying to Legislators for Years (They’ll get their money anyway)
  24. Stadium Authority: Lets Burn Hundreds of Millions Demolishing Perfectly Good Stadium to Build Smaller One
  25. Court appoints representative for ‘Peter Boy’ to Investigate Foster Care System
  26. Soft on Crime Crowd Pushes for Mass Release of Criminals
  27. Recruiting obstacles, officer vacancies among challenges facing Honolulu Police Department
  28. News Homeless Contracts Expand Waianae Rural Transitional Housing, Shrink Chinatown Spaces
  29. Mainland Homosexuals Take Aim at Polynesian Cultural Center
  30. Maui Protester: I am Marching Against Trump Because I am Fat
  31. Maui Anti-GMO Realtor Wastes Ethics Commission Time

Thursday, January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii pension debt rises to $12 billion, but the real debt is more like $35 billion
  2. Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?–Hawaii 46th
  3. Sen. Josh Green floats possible bid for Governor, Lt Governor
  4. Lobbyist Sues: Looks for Judge to Allow MDs to Kill off Expensive Patients, Save Insurance Companies Money 
  5. Legislators Consider How to Screw Taxpayers:  Posture Wildly on Highway User Fees
  6. Caldwell Demands Big Fat Payoff for Kealoha—Just Like Grabauskas
  7. Hypocrite Rep Chris Lee--Wants to require presidential candidates to release tax returns—But Not Legislative Candidates
  8. Caldwell Ala Moana Sewage Spill Fine Secret Until Later This Week
  9. City estimates $40 million cost to replace sewer force mains
  10. Department of Education employee misconduct investigations
  11. Recruiting Teachers?  DOE should look at people it already has on staff
  12. Ex-county workers accused of vacation theft
  13. Small Businesses Hit Hard by Minimum Wage Hikes
  14. Anti-Telescope Lawyer: Judges Must be Biased if our Favor
  15. Maui: Anti-GMO Councilmembers Ethics Violations
  16. Anti-GMO, Anti-Vaxxers and Trump
  17. USDA report confirms that plant pesticides are used safely
  18. Farmers Need Auction House
  19. Murderer of Dana Ireland Exterminated in Prison, 2 Years Later Civil Beat and the OJ Simpson ‘Innocence Project’ Still Crying a River
  20. Health Insurance up 19% –Thanks Obama

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
January 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kakaako Kickbacks: Ethics Commission Investigates OHA Trustee Peter Apo
  2. Third UH Manoa Chancellor Candidate Magically Appears on Campus
  3. Full Text: ACLU Asks Feds to Investigate Hawaii Prison Conditions
  4. Full Text: Hawaii Kai Homeless Map Cleared by Attorney General
  5. 151 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
  6. State Announces 10-Year Invasive Species Plan
  7. HDOT Sets Public Meeting on Use of OR&L Right of Way
  8. Repeat Welfare Fraudster Gets Five Years Prison
  9. Hawaii County Prosecutor Investigates DOBOR Corruption, Retaliation
  10. GEMS: Borrow $150M, Pay $33M interest to Loan out $2M
  11. HTA Hides Public Information behind Fake ‘Corporate’ Structure
  12. Assisted Suicide to Kill Off Samoans
  13. Telescope PEIS started for Canary Islands
  14. State pulls funding from one of Oahu's largest homeless outreach providers
  15. Lethargic Police Commission Suddenly Springs into Action -- Copies UH to Give Kealoha $500K Golden Parachute
  16. Crabbe Plants Old-News Story in Civil Beat
  17. Businesses raise concerns over lawmaker’s push for $22 minimum wage by 2022
  18. Readers Debunk Pie-in Sky $22/Hour Scheme 
  19. HSTA Claims Hawaii Schools Need Lots More Taxpayer Money
  20. Report: 20 DOE employees placed on leave since July
  21. Elementary school worker pleads no contest to sex assault charges involving minor
  22. Former Honolulu police officer won't fight sex charges
  23. Will State Supreme Court Prohibit Police Aerial Surveillance?
  24. City Targets 2000 Farmers for IAL Designation
  25. Airbnb has no impact on Hawaii housing market, new study finds

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 9, 2017
  2. UH Med School Resources Used to Organize Anti-Trump Protest
  3. Video GMO story: The near death and rescue of the Hawaiian papaya
  4. Embattled HPD chief to get Golden Parachute plus $150K/yr pension
  5. Hawaii public employee pension fund shortfall tops $12 billion
  6. Insiders Speak up for Ige Judicial Nomination of Campaign Chair
  7. Hawaii sees potential in internet sales tax
  8. Search afoot for last-minute fix to state rules poised to slash number of homeless beds
  9. State to appeal TMT sublease ruling
  10. Anti-Telescope Testimony Expected to Burn Time Thru End of January
  11. Hawaiian Electric Targets Maui, Lanai, Molokai for Wind Projects in Effort to Justify Big Cable
  12. Forty-Eight States Have An Airport Authority — Why Not Hawaii?
  13. Save the Zoo? Caldwell has only one Idea—Raise Admission Fees
  14. Anti-GMO Circus Returns to Maui Council Monday
  15. Hawaii’s hot construction market rife with illegal practices
  16. UH Whistleblower Hotline

Monday, January 09, 2017
January 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe
  2. Assisted Suicide: 2017 Bill Written to Facilitate Elder Abuse
  3. Problems with the Rail Initiative - Indebted to the HART
  4. Hawaii most racially integrated state (Except Healthcare)
  5. OHA Loan Program for Friends and Family Only
  6. After Three Years of Doing Nothing, LUC Tries to Spin Affordable Housing Record
  7. Is HPD Chief’s Departure Just The Beginning Of An ‘Ugly’ Mess?
  8. How Will Ige Justify Picking his Campaign Manager for ICA?
  9. Budget chairwomen get tough with governor
  10. Kakaako Shelters Work To Move Homeless Into Housing Faster
  11. How Accurate is Homeless Count?
  12. Anti-GMO Fruitcakes Whine About Agriculture Conference
  13. Hooser Fluff Piece Blows up in Star-Adv Face
  14. Tracking The 2017 Hawaii Legislature

Sunday, January 08, 2017
January 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What's Next for Marijuana Tax?
  2. Native Hawaiian Astronomers Testify in Support of Telescope
  3. Caldwell to Ige: Raise Taxes for Rail or I’ll Run Against You
  4. HGEA Having Hard Time Finding Candidate to run Against Ige
  5. Telescope Getting Permits for Canary Islands Site
  6. Ag Dep’t: 122 ‘Vacant Positions’ Lard Budget Requests
  7. What is their economic vision?
  8. Study: Maui needs 12,000 housing units
  9. MECO Claims 35.4% ‘Renewable’
  10. Recovering Drug Addicts Agree to Stop Being Homeless
  11. Top Lobbyist on Mission to Help Insurance Companies Save Money with ‘Right to Die’ Bill
  12. Star-Adv: How to Get Rid of Obamacare—We Should Follow Trump’s Lead
  13. January 21 Anti-Trump Protests Set for All Islands

Saturday, January 07, 2017
January 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill Abandons Safeguards
  2. Report: 46% of HC&S Cane Workers Find New Jobs
  3. Hawaiian Electric seeks onshore wind farm developers on Oahu
  4. OHA trustee Peter Apo faces investigation into Kakaako Kickbacks
  5. Governor David Ige and Hawaii Legislature force shelters to turn away homeless families
  6. Interim rules set affordable housing standards
  7. McDermott to appeal on Campbell HS Overcrowding lawsuit
  8. TMT Hearing: Last Pro-Telescope Witnesses Testify
  9. Anti-GMO Whack-jobs planning push to strengthen regulation over chemicals they want you to fear
  10. Caldwell’s Latest Sewage: Triple Costs on Septic Cleaning
  11. High Tech Tax Credit Schemers Claim to Be Successful (again)
  12. Will Hawaii County Taxpayers Bail out Bishop Museum Disaster?
  13. Manic-Depressive Ex-MPD officer gets jail term for exposing himself

Friday, January 06, 2017
January 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Retirement: HPD Chief Kealoha Finally Forced Out
  2. Story of Hope
  3. HD2-Hilo: Ige Appoints Chris Todd to Legislature
  4. Dean Nishina Appointed Consumer Advocate
  5. UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
  6. 137K Gallons Sewage: Caldwell Claims Latest Rupture is Repaired
  7. Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
  8. Out with Obamacare…In with Trumpcare?
  9. State pension debt will likely get worse
  10. Clyde Wadsworth Named Hawaii Solicitor General
  11. Rail Spending Limit: Who is Lying?
  12. Ige Budget: ‘Borderline Schizophrenic’
  13. Shimabukuro pushes for taxing online sales
  14. Why Hasn’t Hawaii Hired A Chief Negotiator For Union Talks?
  15. HSTA: BoE Not Doing Enough to Abolish Testing, Accountability
  16. Hawaii Kai Homeless Map Will Guide point-in-time count
  17. Judge dismisses remaining charges in Mrs Kealoha’s bungled game room case
  18. Caldwell Loses $3M in Garbage Bankruptcy
  19. State beefs up security in anticipation of major cash influx from medicated marijuana
  20. Fake Females: Trannies Endorse Womens March Against Trump
  21. Hawaii regulators reject expansion of State’s Cheapest Electricity Source
  22. NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming
  23. Soft on Crime: Lunatic Bank Robber Gets 120 Days—Out, Does it Again
  24. Judge has been the court's constitutional conscience

Thursday, January 05, 2017
January 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Obamaphones for the Homeless: Busted in DHHL Scam, Company Teams up with Aloha United Way
  2. Akina: Ethics Commission Upholds Participation in Suit Against Fake Indian Tribe
  3. Caldwell Inaugural Address: Rail Could End up Like Superferry
  4. Intermediate Court of Appeals: JSC Sends Six Nominees to Governor
  5. Auditor: Three DoE Special Funds do not meet criteria
  6. Honolulu: 1,309 Lane-Miles Repaved
  7. Gabbard: I’m Going to Get Pregnant, not Challenge Mazie
  8. COR Cuts State Budget Forecast By $155 Million – Blames Trump!
  9. State: Expect delays for tax refunds (Again)
  10. Senators Voice Concerns Over UH Budget ‘Shell Game’
  11. Minimum Wage?  How About a Tax Cut Instead
  12. New Hawaiian Affairs trustee foiled Fake Indian Tribe
  13. Makekau: Crabbe Does NOT have Valid Contract
  14. Lingle touts Trump as ‘great disrupter’
  15. Police Commission Makes Kealoha Leave Indefinite, Will Reconvene Friday
  16. Latest Ko Olina spill prompts sewage capacity concerns
  17. Milner: More Hawaii Taxpayer Dollars should go to Green Energy Scammers
  18. Honolulu Tweaking Its Rules For Affordable Housing Near Rail
  19. Volunteers Needed to Count Homeless (lots of money at stake here if count comes in low, hint, hint)
  20. Rail Bungles Again: Crews dig up improperly installed curb along Kamehameha Hwy.
  21. Kaneshiro, HPD Claim they will crackdown on illegal game rooms in 2017
  22. Hawaii County Council Finds Excuse to Keep Buying Alcohol on P-Cards
  23. Retaliation: Kamelamela confirmation moves forward
  24. Anti-GMO Clowns Find Way to Extend Maui Council Circus
  25. Maui County Corporation Counsel Wins Big in Vegas
  26. Hawaii 2nd Highest Flu-Pneumonia Death Rate

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
January 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: OHA Trustees Vote to Fire Crabbe--$450K Golden Parachute
  2. Nai Aupuni Biggest Failure of 2016, Will be Dead January 20
  3. Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
  4. Education Week: Hawaii Grade ‘C’, Ranks 25th
  5. Sewage: New Year Begins With Yet Another Caldwell Spill
  6. 2015 Traffic Accident Map of Honolulu
  7. Bedbugs: Honolulu Crawls up to 48th in USA
  8. Menor-Caldwell Plan: Sweep Rail Problems under Rug Until Tax Hike is Approved
  9. Caldwell Claims ‘Tourists’ will pay for Rail (again)
  10. City Prosecutor Under Corruption Probe Will Run Criminal Intel Unit
  11. Kealoha Corruption: "This is the beginning of the stench"
  12. Goodman thinks Kaiser takeover of Maui’s hospitals could save lives
  13. HPD on fireworks enforcement: 92 citations issued, investigation leads to 7 arrests
  14. Counties submit wish list to Legislature; Hotel tax, lifeguard protection, ambulance, collective bargaining top wants
  15. Unlike other pricey cities, Honolulu rents continue to rise
  16. Don’t Talk About How Crazy the Homeless Are
  17. The famous hair sample pesticide test: The enemy is us (Anti-GMO Lies Busted #1)
  18. Reporting of Maui sunshine law complaint criticized (Anti-GMO Lies Busted #2)
  19. Anti-GMO Clown Show Wastes 13 Hours in Maui Council
  20. Protesters: The Telescope is making us Mentally Ill
  21. Albizia Burner First to Snag ‘Closed Loop’ Tax Credit
  22. What a long strange trip its been for Proposed Kahuku Wind Generation Facility
  23. Soft on Crime: 17 Priors Out on Street Does it Again 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
January 3, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislative Agenda: Small Business on Defense (Again)
  2. One-Way Streets to Alleviate Dangerous Walking Conditions?
  3. Lanai residents fed up with the awful service from Ohana Air
  4. Ethics, HSTA Announce Agreement on School Trips
  5. HGEA Wants Revenge on Ige for Maui Hospital Privatization—Demands Protection Money
  6. Small Business: Obamacare Gone—The High Prices it Created Remain
  7. Lizzie Warren Raises Money for Hirono to Fend off Primary Challenge from … (Gabbard?) 
  8. Prosecuting Attorney Kaneshiro sworn in for 2nd term –Gives Katherine Kealoha A PROMOTION
  9. Kealohas in Second Attempt to Frame Puana?
  10. Caldwell Sworn in, His Cronies Take Control of Council
  11. Threat to Close Politically Connected Golf Course ‘A Departure from the Norm’
  12. Illegal Fireworks Death at Grace-Family Business
  13. Prohibition Makes Fireworks More Harmful
  14. How Hawaiian Electric Company Rigs Need for Interisland Cable
  15. Anti-GMO Circus Falls Short at Maui Council Organization meeting
  16. Anti-GMO Hysterics “May Get Something Thru Legislature”
  17. Ige to Appoint HD2 Legislator Soon
  18. Campbell Estate quietly dissolves

Monday, January 02, 2017
January 2, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 112 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. 2018: Abercrombie Revenge Round vs Ige?
  3. Ige ‘Tone Deaf’ on Sister Isles
  4. 2017: Honolulu still has no plan for needed affordable housing while rail could increase rents and traffic
  5. Homeless Refuse Shelter, Commit Home Invasions

Sunday, January 01, 2017
January 1, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State spends $72K to monitor your social media accounts
  2. 112 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
  3. CNMI Government Takes House Lot from Owner, Refuses to Pay
  4. Annual Registration of Mopeds Required Beginning January 2017
  5. Video: Hawaii GMO Papaya Real Solutions Real Lives
  6. Mark Moses was a Mensch
  7. Ige to be Tossed out in 2018?
  8. To Satisfy Protesters, Locals May be Kicked off Mauna Kea
  9. 2017 Plan: Put 662 more Homeless on the Streets and Help them to Just Say No To Shelter
  10. WSJ: “A lot of people are going to end up on the streets”
  11. Will Chief Kealoha be Fired Wednesday?
  12. Rail Starts New Year with New Contractor
  13. What Can Be Done About Obama’s Tuna Monuments?
  14. Kauai: Move past Bill 2491 to era in which all farmers can prosper
  15. Maui: Anti-GMO HAPA Files Another bogus complaint against Council Chair
  16. DoH Wants Epidemiologists to Address Chemophobia, Mass Hysteria
  17. Soft on Crime: Plea Deal Gets Thug Off Easy on Third Strike
  18. Not Enough Applicants for Hilo Circuit Court Judgeship

Saturday, December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
  2. Another Court Blasts Unconstitutional, Race-Based Voting
  3. Can you name the state trying to place racial restrictions on voting?
  4. Hawaii Gets Small Business Waiver–First in the Nation to Escape Obamacare
  5. Obamacare Repeal Has Begun For Small Firms
  6. Ward Seeks Attorney General's Opinion On Hawaii Kai Homeless Map
  7. DLNR Dis-Informational Meeting on Non-Existent Sea Level Rise in Hawaii
  8. DHHL: 2017 Legislative Talk-Story Sessions
  9. Minimum Wage $9.25 Effective January 1, 2017
  10. 10 New Year's Resolutions for Hawaii
  11. Hawaii: $325 Per Capita on So-called ‘Energy Savings Contracts’
  12. OTEC is a Science Experiment
  13. Hawaii AG Threatens Suit to Save Obama’s Already-Destroyed ‘Clean Power Plan’
  14. Will Huena Power Sue over Geothermal Scheme?
  15. City ethics rules need clarification


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 18, 2017
by Congress .org Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution 
Gen. James Mattis Secretary of Defense Waiver 
Private Market Investors 
Regulatory Accountability 
SEC Cost-Benefit Analyses 
CFTC Reauthorization 



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48-Hour Fed Wreck Countdown
by Video Video Wednesday, January 18, 2017

... 12:00 EST / 7:00 AM HST Friday, January 20--No More Fake Indian Tribe ....


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Senate Democrats 2017 Legislative Program
by News Release Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The 2017 Legislative Program for the Hawai‘i State Senate is as follows....


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Opening Day Remarks: House Minority Leader Beth Fukumoto
by Beth Fukumoto Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In my past opening day speeches, I didn’t talk much about policy....


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Hawaii State Legislators join nationwide initiative to address opioid abuse
by Video Video Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Limit opioid painkiller prescriptions to one week at a time....


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Hawaii Family Forum Prepares for Legislative Session
by Hawaii Family Forum Tuesday, January 17, 2017

...how you can raise your voice for life, family and religious freedom in Hawai'i....


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Hawaii Gun Owners ‘Rap Back’ Fact Sheet
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Rap Back services began retaining fingerprints for all new firearms on December 4, 2016....


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Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
by News Article Tuesday, January 17, 2017

...Total Cost Per Smoker: $2,048,587....


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City purchases undeveloped Kahuku Golf Course oceanfront lands
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A nearly one-mile stretch of pristine coastline is adjacent to the Kahuku Golf Course....


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Help Wanted: Deputy Solicitor General State of Hawaii
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The State of Hawaii Attorney General is looking for a Deputy Solicitor General....


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Legislative Changes to Ensure Brokerage Compliance?
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In August 2016, Oahu brokerage and property management firm Re/Max Kai Lani abruptly shut their doors, disconnected their phones, and took down their website....


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Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected
by News Article Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In the last five years, America’s wind turbines killed more than three times as many birds as the BP oil spill did....


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Hawaii residents most likely to live paycheck to paycheck
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2017

...Total leftover income after cost of living expenses: -$367.09  Hawaii is the only state where the median earner is in the hole....


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Gun Deaths Per Capita: Hawaii ranks 49th
by News Release Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Household Gun Ownership 12.5 percent....


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Full Text: New report concludes Airbnb has ‘no material impact’ on Hawaii housing inventory
by News Release Monday, January 16, 2017

Listings booked more than half the year on AirBnB make up only 0.18% of Hawaii housing stock....


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Oahu Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 22 Successful Graduates
by News Release Monday, January 16, 2017

Twenty-two veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by Judge Edward Kubo in 2013....


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Akina: Make King’s dream a reality for Hawaii
by Tax Foundation Monday, January 16, 2017

Today, there is a growing stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American and asserts exclusive rights against the majority of others who have made Hawaii their home. This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....


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Legislature Opening Day Wednesday January 18
by News Release Sunday, January 15, 2017

Convening at 10AM ....


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1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Architects: Put Rail on the Ground—Save $4.2B
by News Release Sunday, January 15, 2017

Modifying the HART project to allow street level operation for the final five miles will save money ($2.9 - $4.2B), will save time (completed in 2020 vs. 2025) and will provide a much more environmentally acceptable system Downtown that can be easily extended to Waikiki and UH Manoa....


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Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 15, 2017

On December 13, 2016, Governor Ige signed off on, and thereby finalized, significant increases in fees charged by the Department of Transportation Harbors Division....


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UHERO Adjusts Economic Forecast Upward Thanks to Trump
by UH ERO Sunday, January 15, 2017

...we have adjusted upward modestly our forecast for gross domestic product in 2017 to 2019....


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Obama Admin: Hawaii DOI Rule Part of ‘Renewed Era of Federal-Tribal Relations’
by News Release Sunday, January 15, 2017

... Native Hawaiians are the largest indigenous group in the United States that lacks a government-to-government relationship with the United States.  (Because 'indigenous' does not equal 'tribal'.  Hello?) ....


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Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
by News Article Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hawaii CD1 has the lowest Obamacare enrollment in the USA....


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Ige: School system is simply not relevant to today’s students
by News Release Saturday, January 14, 2017

The success of today’s students in the future workplace and in our communities requires an absolute reboot of the rigid school system....


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Hawaii State Capitol Korea-Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized With Excrement
by Rep Bob McDermott Friday, January 13, 2017

The accumulation of excrement and hundreds of flies have now become a serious public health problem in the front yard of the Hawaii State Capitol....


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Obamacare Repeal: How Will it Affect Hawaii?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 13, 2017

Dr Goodman is one of four people who have most influenced the changes shaping our health care system....


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Hawaii Healthcare Access Cut off by Regulations
by Kelii Akina Friday, January 13, 2017

...some great scores...and some very, very poor ones....


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Hawaii Supreme Court: Do County Plans Override Zoning Laws?
by Robert Thomas Friday, January 13, 2017

... the parcel is zoned "Hotel" but is designated on the Community Plan as "park" ....


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Did Activists Meet Deadline to Challenge Council Candidate?
by Robert Thomas Friday, January 13, 2017

...Writ to Watch: Hyland v. Gonzales....


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UH: Students and Faculty Who Stay Home and Cry on Inauguration Day will Have to Make up Work
by News Release Friday, January 13, 2017

...faculty need to make arrangements with their chair or dean for absence....


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Ige Campaign Manager Shows up on Two More Judicial Nomination Lists
by News Release Friday, January 13, 2017

Just in case Ige chickens out on the ICA nomination ....


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New DLNR Police Chief Announced
by News Release Friday, January 13, 2017

Robert Farrell retired in 2015 as Assistant Chief for the California Department of Fish and Game. After retirement, Robert went to work for DOCARE as a conservation officer assigned to the Hilo district....


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Ige Announces Contracts for 33 Homeless Shelters, Claims Increase in Bed Count
by News Release Friday, January 13, 2017

Additionally, the shelters are proposing to double the number of people they place in permanent housing from approximately 3,000 to 6,200....


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OHA Officially Named Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee
by News Release Friday, January 13, 2017

...the state and two federal departments formalized an agreement adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument....


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Best Places for STEM Professionals? After Dropping Billions on Phony High Tech Tax Credits, Honolulu Ranks 95th
by News Release Thursday, January 12, 2017

... What do we have to show for $2B in High-Tech tax credits?  Nothing ....


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Hawaii Better to Rent Than Buy
by News Release Thursday, January 12, 2017

Home Ownership More Costly Than Renting on Oahu, Maui, Big Island ....


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Pedestrian Deaths—Hawaii Ranks 26th
by News Release Thursday, January 12, 2017

...older adults are over-represented among pedestrian deaths....


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KIUC Signs 20MW ‘Peaker’ Battery Deal
by News Release Thursday, January 12, 2017

It will be the largest solar-plus-utility-scale-battery system in the state of Hawaiʻi and one of the biggest storage systems in the world....


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Hawaii pension debt rises to $12 billion, but the real debt is more like $35 billion
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 12, 2017

State lawmakers were in shock this week as Hawaii’s pension debt increased from $8 billion to $12 billion....


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Campaign-Finance Rules Chill Speech Unrelated to Election Campaigns
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, January 12, 2017

Case on appeal to Supreme Court challenges "chilling effect" of campaign finance law....


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Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?–Hawaii 46th
by Tax Foundation Wednesday, January 11, 2017

...states that rely heavily on federal assistance tend to have modest tax collections and a relatively large low-income population....


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Kakaako Kickbacks: Ethics Commission Investigates OHA Trustee Peter Apo
by Video Video Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Heads Are Starting To Roll At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....


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Third UH Manoa Chancellor Candidate Magically Appears on Campus
by News Release Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Robel was (allegedly) originally identified as a finalist (but not publicly identified) and invited to campus at the same time as finalists John V. White and Sonny Ramaswamy, (who were identified as the only two finalists) but was unable to accept the invitation at that time.  (Whatever that means.)....


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Repeat Welfare Fraudster Gets Five Years Prison
by News Release Wednesday, January 11, 2017

From April 1, 2010 through April 30, 2014, Ponce, also known as Mary Jane Dalumpinis, was overpaid $3,723.00 in food stamp benefits....


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HDOT Sets Public Meeting on Use of OR&L Right of Way
by News Release Wednesday, January 11, 2017

...the OR&L ROW, a 40-foot wide stretch from Central Waipahu to Piliokahe Gulch in Nanakuli, owned by HDOT....


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State Announces 10-Year Invasive Species Plan
by News Release Wednesday, January 11, 2017

...the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health....


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Full Text: Hawaii Kai Homeless Map Cleared by Attorney General
by Gene Ward Wednesday, January 11, 2017

According to Deputy Attorney General Diane Tiara, the Hawaii Kai Homeless Map poses no legal or constitutional issues....


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Full Text: ACLU Asks Feds to Investigate Hawaii Prison Conditions
by News Release Wednesday, January 11, 2017

“Hawaii policymakers have long been warned that without a long-term plan to manage the growth of incarceration, the state could revert to conditions that led to class-action lawsuits and federal oversight."


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151 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Release Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The deadline to apply as a candidate is February 17, 2017....


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Video GMO story: The near death and rescue of the Hawaiian papaya
by News Article Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The tiny anti-GMO movement in Hawaii grew into a sizable force in 2013-14, thanks largely to funding and directional support from organizations on the US mainland....


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UH Med School Resources Used to Organize Anti-Trump Protest
by News Release Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Jerris Hedges, MD, JABSOM Dean said, “JABSOM is proud that our students hold such strong community values and will speak up for those patients who may not have a voice in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.”
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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 9, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, January 09, 2017
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Budget Resolution
House: Objecting to UN Resolution 2334 Concerning Israeli-Palestinian Peace
House: Executive Regulations
House: Midnight Rules

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Hawaii most racially integrated state (Except Healthcare)
by News Release Monday, January 09, 2017

Hawaii ranks 44th in "equality and integration" of healthcare....


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Problems with the Rail Initiative - Indebted to the HART
by Video Video Monday, January 09, 2017
The Future of Rail on Oahu: Plan A, B, or C?
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Assisted Suicide: 2017 Bill Written to Facilitate Elder Abuse
by News Release Monday, January 09, 2017

The bill eliminates “safeguards” from current doctor-prescribed suicide laws and proposals....


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Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe
by Andrew Walden Sunday, January 08, 2017

According to its attorney, a private company controlled by OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe now possesses sole title to the 1,875 acres comprising Waimea Valley....


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Native Hawaiian Astronomers Testify in Support of Telescope
by News Release Sunday, January 08, 2017

“I see Maunakea as a special place that allows us to understand and study our origins....”


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What's Next for Marijuana Tax?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, January 08, 2017

... legislators are considering a special, higher GET rate for marijuana, but haven’t decided upon that rate yet ....


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Hawaii Assisted Suicide Bill Abandons Safeguards
by News Article Saturday, January 07, 2017

The bill gives insurance programs the opportunity to cut costs by denying payment of more expensive treatments while approving payment for the less costly prescription for a lethal drug overdose....


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Hawaiian Electric seeks onshore wind farm developers on Oahu
by News Release Friday, January 06, 2017

The purpose of this announcement is to show that insufficient wind projects are proposed for Oahu thus justifying an inter-island cable ....


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Report: Only 46% of HC&S Cane Workers Find New Jobs
by News Release Friday, January 06, 2017

The sole purpose of the taskforce was to help the 675 workers who were laid off last year....


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Retirement: HPD Chief Kealoha Finally Forced Out
by News Release Friday, January 06, 2017

...Kealoha was not at today’s closed-door meeting....


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Clyde Wadsworth Named Hawaii Solicitor General
by News Release Friday, January 06, 2017

Previously, Wadsworth was of counsel to Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing in Honolulu....


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State pension debt will likely get worse
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 06, 2017

"Our membership will live two to three years longer, which means we’ll have to pay...."


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Out with Obamacare…In with Trumpcare?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, January 06, 2017
What should the government’s role be when it comes to ensuring healthcare access for its citizens?
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Applicants Wanted for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
by News Release Friday, January 06, 2017

The Judicial Council is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Hawai`i State Ethics Commission. The council is also seeking nominees to fill vacancies on the Campaign Spending Commission....


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Story of Hope
by Joni Kamiya Friday, January 06, 2017

...so many kids never get the chance to see a real working farm....


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UHERO: Regulating Home-Share Rentals in Hawaii
by UH ERO Friday, January 06, 2017

Last year nearly one in three U.S. travelers stayed in home-based accommodation units compared to one in ten in 2011....


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137K Gallons Sewage: Caldwell Claims Latest Rupture is Repaired
by News Release Friday, January 06, 2017

...close to where the same pipe broke in November, 2016....


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