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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Incompetence of HART: Cheapest Bid for 9 Stations Comes 75% Over Budget
  2. Yakuza? Triads? Technicalities Shred $50M Racketeering Suit Against Pro-Rail Hawaiian Stabilization Fund
  3. No Lawsuit: Hanabusa Calls for Legislative Investigation of Election, Does not Endorse Schatz
  4. ACT Score Report: Hawaii Students Least Ready for College
  5. Hawaii’s path to a constitutional republic
  6. Consuming Chemicals is a What We Do on a Daily Basis
  7. Death Threats from Anti-GMO Nuts
  8. Still Blogging A Year Later!
  9. Schatz wins U.S. Senate primary in political battle that divided Hawaii’s Democratic party
  10. Accountability: DoE Identifies Almost All Teachers as Effective
  11. City to Discuss Ala Moana TOD Plan
  12. DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
  13. Abercrombie Cutout Marks Ige for Defeat by Aiona
  14. After Abercrombie Defeat, Feds Suddenly Allow Health Exchange Funding Extension
  15. Rail overbids force reappraisal
  16. Mililani Trask Falsifies Financial Disclosure Reports
  17. Trask: Energy costs rise, solar industry crashes, in Hawaii under Rep. Chris Lee's dismal legislative leadership
  18. Boylan: How The Real Abercrombie Was Hidden for 20 Years
  19. Spinning Out of Control: Some UH faculty call for no confidence vote after Apple's firing
  20. Hawaii School Board Members Unhappy as HSTA Continues to Chisel Away at Teacher Evaluations
  21. Hawaii DOE Proposes Saving Central Office Staff by Cutting $9.2M from Special Education
  22. Schmidt: Loosen Prepaid Health Care Requirements to Allow Bronze, Silver Plans
  23. Papayas Hard Hit: 60% of Hawaii Co Farm Production Wiped out by Iselle
  24. Big rise in Hawaii’s average wage is deceptive
  25. Hawaii Has Fewest Completed Foreclosures, Largest backlog
  26. DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Defrauds DHS Five Years Running 
  27. New HPD policy sounds like a quota
  28. Norks Promise to Nuke Hawaii, Guam

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. LAST DAY: How to Submit Your Comments on the Proposed Rule to Recognize a Native Hawaiian Government
  2. The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii
  3. Hawaii Still a Debt "Sinkhole State"
  4. Not Red Hot: Hawaii Construction Employment Drops 1.4%
  5. Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports
  6. In Hawaii $100.00 is Only Worth $85.32
  7. Honolulu 214th Ranked City for First Time Home Buyers
  8. OHA Awards $1.5M to Charter Schools
  9. Gabbard: If Our Mission Isn’t to Take Out ISIS, ‘We’ve Got a Real Problem Here’
  10. Nago Hid 800 Maui Ballots From Public for Two Days
  11. "Fire Nago" -- 2014 Edition
  12. Hee, Hanabusa, Abercrombie: Hawaii's 84-Year Nightmare Coming to an End
  13. Will Hanabusa Challenge Election Result?
  14. Many Anti-GMO Candidates Defeated in the Primary
  15. Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Forces Gay Marriage on HD50 Republicans
  16. Honolulu second-costliest city to raise kids
  17. 97.7% of public school teachers with "highly effective," "effective" ratings
  18. Kauai to Hike Timeshare Taxes?
  19. Ben Jay: UH football could be 'going away'
  20. Accidental self-inflicted gunshot kills HPD officer
  21. Lawyer Working Hard to Get Manoa Rapist Back out on the Streets
  22. D.R. Horton submits rezoning plans to Honolulu for 11,750-home Hoopili project
  23. Hawaii Co Employee Indicted on Embezzlement Rap
  24. Saving Cancer Research in Hawaii Means New Leadership
  25. Hawaii VA Short on Doctors

Monday, August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Senate Primary Election Update: There's A Dem Nominee ... For Now?
  2. Cavasso: Hawaii Does Not Have Unlimited Funds to Prop Up Health Connector
  3. Maui County Report Shows Zero Glyphosate
  4. Djou, Takai gear up for Congressional showdown
  5. Tourism Industry Trades $500K for Homeless Vote
  6. Hawaii Legislature could be a considerably quieter place come January
  7. Hanabusa Preparing for Rematch in 2016
  8. Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown

Sunday, August 17, 2014
August 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Am Samoa Leaders Work Around Missing Delegate to Resist Obama's Tuna Monument
  2. Far-Left Ige Will Take Hawaii Further in Wrong Direction
  3. Iselle Emergency Proclamation Updated
  4. Flying High
  5. Duke Aiona talks strategy for the General Election
  6. Cayetano: Elections Run Incompetently
  7. Candidates could challenge primary election results
  8. Hanabusa Supporters Furious
  9. Puna: We've Already Been Forgotten
  10. Without Abercrombie, 'Huge changes' likely for troubled Obamacare exchange
  11. Kakaako, OHA, TOD: Gubernatorial Candidates need a plan for housing
  12. Pro-GMO a Winning Position for Legislative Candidates, Incumbents
  13. Lawsuit Against Kauai Dairy Threatens Prime Ag Land Statewide
  14. Resort's Attack on Dairy Farm Precautionary Principle Run Amok
  15. Accountability must accompany police power
  16. City: Only 10 Homeowners benefit from Council's Tax Relief
  17. DoTax Targets Small Businesses, Homeowners for Petty Harassment
  18. Ice Maker Shuts Doors to Force Arrest of Criminal
  19. Hurricane Relief Fund's purpose is for insurance and not actual relief aid
  20. John Carroll Continues Flacking for Mililani Trask Geothermal Scheme

Saturday, August 16, 2014
August 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Nago Fiasco: 'Thousands Disenfranchised' Hanabusa May Challenge Results, Oshiro Talks Special Session
  2. Primary Results-- Full Printout -- Schatz Wins -- Ilagan Wins with 52%
  3. Papaya Crop Ruined: Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Hurricane Iselle
  4. Cavasso to Schatz: Mainland PACs Spent a Lot of Money Getting You Nominated, Lets Debate
  5. Hawaii and the USA: A Union Worth Celebrating
  6. Iselle: How to help
  7. HMSA Pulls Plans from Hawaii Obamacare Exchange
  8. Preposterous Grabauskas Claims Rail Cost Overruns Not His Fault, LOL!
  9. Hawaii undersea cable unlikely to get support if Ige or Hannemann elected governor
  10. Next governor must deal with Aloha Stadium issues
  11. Suit accuses UH Foundation exec of conflict of interest
  12. Not A Great Start For Lassner
  13. Asbestos Lawyers Buy Schatz
  14. Dirty Ernie Martin Sign Waving for Mayor Already
  15. Electricity: Hawaii Only State Left Where Oil is #1
  16. Eviction letter expected by family of suspected robber
  17. Maoists, Rep Ing, Osorio Demand Deedy be Lynched

Friday, August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. All Four Gubernatorial Candidates to Appear at Grassroot Institute Forum
  2. Aiona, Ahu, Djou, Cavasso -- Lokai Rally August 23
  3. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  4. Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
  5. Abercrombie Has Vested Interest in Quick Puna Vote
  6. Judge Nakamura: Puna Votes "Even if it is Unconstitutional"
  7. HI House leader ousted in election primary amid controversy
  8. Faleomavaega Skips Visit of Key House Committee to American Samoa
  9. Applicants Sought for the Hawaii Elections Commission
  10. DBEDT Releases New Edition of Hawaii Data Book
  11. Report: 14% of Hawaii HS Grads Leave State Within 12 Months
  12. "The Giver" -- Opens Today Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
  13. Election Day in Puna: Area’s Voter Profile Bodes Well For Schatz
  14. Ige Could be Defeated by AWOL Democrat Voters
  15. Cook: Hawaii Governor's Race a Toss Up
  16. Incompetence Behind Latest Rail Cost Overruns
  17. Lassner to recommend languages dean as UH-Manoa interim chancellor
  18. Jury Finds Deedy Not Guilty of Murder
  19. Send feds opinions on sovereignty
  20. DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million
  21. In Midst of Hurricane, Activists Whine About Geothermal 'Pollution'
  22. Public Utilities Commission seeks input on Demand Response
  23. Age 18-20? Honolulu Council Says Marijuana Yes, Tobacco No

Thursday, August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pono Choices May Violate State, Federal Laws
  2. Too Soon? Lawsuit To Delay The Delayed Puna Precincts Primary Filed
  3. Cam Cavasso in Puna: There is no Difference Between Schatz, Hanabusa
  4. OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai
  5. UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
  6. Hawaiians Punish Abercrombie for Federal Recognition Push
  7. GMOs: No Evidence or Logic Will Ever Be Considered by Those Who Don’t Value It
  8. Changing Hawaii – Fred Hemmings
  9. $144.5M Surprise: Honolulu rail stations' bid 75% higher than budgeted
  10. Ige had Primary won even before the campaign began
  11. Governor's Race? Hawaii 9th Most Likely to Change Parties
  12. Final Revenge: Abercrombie Claims he has Nothing to do With Friday Election
  13. No Paper Ballots for Puna Friday Vote
  14. Homeowners Have Until Sept 30 to Claim $33M Tax Rollback
  15. Verdict-less jury in Deedy retrial heads back to court
  16. $325M Damage: Papaya Farmers Hard Hit
  17. Golf Courses: The Dirty Secret of the Food Movement
  18. Big Green Losers on the Big Island
  19. Kauai County Wastes $175K on Anti-GMO Law
  20. Kauai County Considers 500% Garbage Tax Hike
  21. Rosegg Tried to Force Way into Life of the Land
  22. Feds to Investigate Hawaii Geothermal Potential
  23. Hawaii Lowest Sugary Soda Consumption in USA
  24. Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' (sic) can get a divorce

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sabato: Abercrombie Biggest Loser in History of 50 States
  2. Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
  3. Issues To Watch In The Promised Lawsuit Challenging Hurricane Primary
  4. Activists, Hurricane Deal One-Two Punch to Hawaii Farmers
  5. Video: Hawaii National Guard Reaches Cut-off Puna Homes
  6. Puna to Pick Senator
  7. Obama Executive Order to Screen Unions, Federal Contractors for Labor Law Violations
  8. Support Aloha for Puna Fund
  9. A Republican Governor In Paradise?
  10. Charles Djou chats with Howard Dicus about his 2014 race for Congress
  11. Takai Support Comes from East Oahu, Kim West Oahu
  12. Hannemann Scores MegaBucks from Sweatshop Operator
  13. Republican Saiki calls on state to delay Friday's walk-in voting
  14. Schatz Thrilled by Decision to Vote Friday
  15. Hanabusa to File Suit Today
  16. House, Council Winners Pleased with Friday Election, Losers Displeased
  17. Nago Can't be Bothered With Ruderman
  18. Star-Adv: HPD transparency, oversight lacking
  19. Anti-GMO arguments based on fear, not facts
  20. Sovereignty Activists to Squeeze Kerry for Answer Tomorrow
  21. Non-Statehood Day Friday
  22. Big Isle papaya farmers' loss estimated at $53 million
  23. Military families vent as reports of botched vehicle shipments pile up
  24. No state pays smaller share of workers' health insurance
  25. Soft on Crime: Suspected Murderer Gets Off Easy on Theft

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
  2. Kauai: Hundreds Demand Explanation for Massive Property Tax Hikes
  3. 2 PRP Candidates Win, 3 More Head to General
  4. Incumbent Hawaii governor out in historic upset
  5. It was 116 years ago today: The U.S. becomes a global power
  6. Hanabusa threatens to sue to block Friday's election
  7. Cam Cavasso: Schatz, Hanabusa So Similar
  8. Abercrombie Humiliated
  9. Is Kauai Pro-GMO? Primary Election Results Suggest So
  10. Real Estate Interests Behind Anti-GMO Activism
  11. Hawaii Highest Homelessness of Any State
  12. Iselle’s toll: An estimated 148 homes damaged
  13. State to hold meeting on new Oahu FEMA flood maps
  14. City to announce new contract for EMS workers
  15. Soft on Crime Policy Causes Death of Criminal
  16. Westfield State trustees at fault in Dobelle debacle

Monday, August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: 86 Days to Create a Better Future
  2. Video: Free Press for a Free Society
  3. Is There Any Benefit to Plastic Bag Bans?
  4. VIDEO: Helicopter Overflight Shows 100s of Downed Trees in Puna
  5. Abercrombie Loses 48 of 51 Districts in Primary Sweep
  6. Gov’s ouster ups ante for new day
  7. Aiona: Primary Results Show Desire for Change
  8. Djou Accepts KITV Debate Invitation
  9. Abercrombie Talks About Himself Some More
  10. Hawaii Dems Move to the Suburbs
  11. Puna's Power: District’s voters to decide US Senate race
  12. Increase in Absentee Voting Parallels Decrease in Turnout

Sunday, August 10, 2014
August 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Primary Results--Fifth Read
  2. The Law Behind Hawaii's Hurricane Senate Primary Election: Let The Games Begin!
  3. Akina in OHA Runoff
  4. Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big Statewide
  5. Major storms hit Hawaii after lawmakers raid hurricane fund
  6. Video: Iselle Hits Mountains, Disintegrates
  7. Do We Really Want to Starve the Golden Goose?
  8. Iwase: Republicans are Smelling Blood
  9. Djou to Face Takai in CD1
  10. Punatics in Two Closed Precincts Favor Schatz
  11. Clayton Hee goes 'Splat'
  12. Two or Three Legislative Incumbents Bite the Dust
  13. Anti-GMO Activists Baffled Beyond the Echo Chamber
  14. Trask's Geothermal Scheme Loses Biggest Senate Supporter
  15. Honolulu Council: Sam Aiona Advances--Three Districts Have Run-offs in November
  16. Absentee Voting Hits Record--Up 12%
  17. Turnout Nears Record Low
  18. Irate Voters from Storm-Hit precincts Show Up at Polling Place
  19. UH leaders should assess need for Manoa chancellor
  20. Punatics Harass HELCO Crews

Saturday, August 09, 2014
August 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Two Big Island Precincts Voting Postponed
  2. UHERO: Stall in Tourism Slows Hawaii Economy
  3. Breaking HECO's Monopoly with Community Choice Aggregation?
  4. Mandatory Labeling of GMOs--A big-government solution to a problem that doesn’t exist
  5. Dobelle Sued for Personal Use of School Funds
  6. Former Officer Calls for Inquiry into HPD Killings
  7. Polling Places Open Without Absentee Voter Lists
  8. The Rundown (final primary)
  9. Will Storms Save Abercrombie?
  10. Republican Charles Djou has plan to tackle jobs, economy
  11. HMSA and the Hawaii Health Connector
  12. Homelessness: We Need to Take Better Care of our Number 1 Industry
  13. PGV Geothermal Venting Amounts to Nothing
  14. New indictment targets defendants in fatal blast

Saturday, August 09, 2014
August, 2014 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Former Officer Calls for Inquiry into HPD Killings

Friday, August 08, 2014
August 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UPDATE: Iselle Hits -- Julio Coming Sunday
  2. Iniki: Years later Kauai Population, Workforce Still Suffered
  3. When A Hurricane Hits Do We Realize Our Priorities
  4. Primary Election to Continue as Planned Saturday
  5. Iselle Shredded by Impact With Mountains, Oahu Spared Worst
  6. Democrats Brawl in Hawaii Primary
  7. Anti-GMO Councilmember Pounded by Accurate Information
  8. Hurricanes Latest Excuse to Push Vote by Mail Fraud
  9. Lassner's Plan: UH Will Start Next Google, Balance Budget With IPO
  10. Schools buy $26M in Common Core texts
  11. Hawaii DOE Facilities Executive to Resign
  12. Hawaii County Early Walk-In Sites Closed Early
  13. Mental Illness Overlooked in Health Debate
  14. Congress Isn’t Alone in Struggling to Obtain Obamacare Records
  15. Hurricane Julio Emits Gamma Burst, Flings Anti-Matter into Space

Thursday, August 07, 2014
August 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Satellite Loop: Two Hurricanes Approaching
  2. Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
  3. UPDATE: Iselle to Hit Hilo Thursday -- Julio Sunday
  4. US Senators: DOI Effort to Create Fake Hawaiian Tribe is “Unlawful”
  5. Squeezed by High Prices, Hawaii Consumers Spend the Least on Nonessentials
  6. Candidate Forced by UH to Take Leave Without Pay
  7. Am Samoa: Democrat Nod Goes to Faleomavaega in a Slick Maneuver
  8. Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?
  9. GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
  10. UH: GMO Crops Conserve Topsoil, Reduce Herbicide Use
  11. GOP Seeking Primary Day Volunteers
  12. Hawaii Lacks Hurricane Emergency Plan for Waikiki, Neighbor Islands
  13. Hawaii may elect a Republican governor in the fall
  14. Will Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big in Primaries?
  15. With Hurricane Coming, 90% of Homeless Would Rather Keep Doing Meth
  16. Hawaii Wind Farm Employees to Stay Away--Fear Disaster
  17. Trask: Racist Rep. Chris Lee for Haole Geothermal Only
  18. Using buzzwords to sell clean energy policies
  19. BoR Chair: "I think I understand" Apple Firing
  20. Allow homeowners to claim exemption
  21. Hawaii Co Council Supports Milk Price Controls
  22. High-speed rail inches along as Obama seeks new spending

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
August 6, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's Party Chairs Issue Joint Call For Early Voting To Be Safe
  2. Statewide Locations: In Person Early Walk-In Voting Open Thru Thursday
  3. Will $150M Obamacare Tax Lead to ILWU Strike?
  4. Kalaeloa Raceway Park Closes--Blames Abercrombie
  5. OHA Tribe? Secrets Spilled in Minnesota
  6. Tribe? Feds to Meet With Hawaiians in N&S California
  7. Navy Paying 69% More With $334M Solar Project
  8. 2014 April GET Collections Still Down Compared to 2013
  9. DoE Announces School Closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County
  10. Wikileaks: Japan refused Obama Hiroshima Apology
  11. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  12. Will Ige Backstab HSTA?
  13. Tourism Industry Hurt by 20% Kauai Property Tax Hikes
  14. Keeping Prices High: HECO gets OK to bypass competitive bidding on 6 major solar projects
  15. Hawaii Co Schemes to Grab More TAT in Legislative Power Shuffle
  16. Facilitate more rental housing
  17. Father of Cyrus Belt's Killer Dies in Fight Amongst Homeless

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
August 5, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Statewide Locations: In Person Early Walk-In Voting Thru Thursday
  2. Iselle to Hit Hawaii Thursday & Friday -- Julio Right Behind
  3. Nago: “I think we’ve got bigger issues to worry about than voting”
  4. The missing absentee ballots—is a vendor responsible?
  5. Early departure of CIO clouds state's tech effort
  6. Pre-K School Choice: Amending state Constitution is OK with 54% of isle voters
  7. Hawaii County Aims 400% Tax Hike at Farmers
  8. After Massive tax Hike, Council Bill May Let a Few Off the Hook
  9. Disgusting: Hee, Tsutsui in Dead Heat
  10. Kim, Takai Tied at 28% Each
  11. Borreca: Hanabusa Local, Schatz Outsider
  12. Anti-GMO Candidates Prepare to Lose Big on Every Island
  13. Is rooftop solar at risk from storms?
  14. Mainland Groups Team up With Professional Activists to Attack Big Island Farmers
  15. No Cure but Somehow State vows to stop Alzheimer's disease during next 11 years

Monday, August 04, 2014
August 4, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Without Abercrombie, Education Reform a Political Orphan
  2. WaPo: Union freakouts are hurting the hunt for good teachers
  3. 2014: States with the Best & Worst School Systems
  4. Hawaii Charter Schools Produce 7% More Student Achievement Per Dollar Spent
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 4, 2014
  6. Your Tax Dollars at Work: FlikMedia, Inc. Acquires Flikdate
  7. Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud
  8. Star-Adv Poll adds AJAs, Hanabusa Suddenly Leads
  9. Aiona Leads In ‘Toss-Up’ Hawaii Governor Race
  10. Hawaii: Where good polling goes to die
  11. Disappeared absentee ballots? Did anyone else not get their Hawaii absentee ballots yet?
  12. Erroneous bills add to tax agency's problems
  13. Abercrombie Camp Pushes Back Against Poll Results
  14. Kauai: Small Farmers Will be Pushed off Land by Ordinance 960
  15. New academies, administration, rules for Halau Lokahi
  16. Burglar Latest to Escape from Work Furlough
  17. Greenwald: Omidyar Teaches Me to Trust Billionaire Oligarchs

Sunday, August 03, 2014
August 3, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Election Day Precinct Workers Needed
  2. Tribe? Feds to Meet With Hawaiians in Southern California Today
  3. NPS: Draft Ewa Plains Battlefield Nomination And Photo Archive Available
  4. Everywhere...and Perversely Fair
  5. Mainland Anti-GMO Group Pours Money into Kaneohe HD48 Race
  6. Poll: Aiona Beats Ige 41-34 -- Aiona Beats Abercrombie 45-30
  7. Education Reform in Trouble Under Ige
  8. Apples gone but what of his plans?
  9. Abercrombie Bi-Polar, Forgetful
  10. Abercrombie Fundraising at $5M, Ige Passes $500K Mark
  11. Campaign Spending Commission launches a new Super PAC data visualization app
  12. Native Hawaiians Are Not A Tribe
  13. Honored HPD officer arrested on suspicion of sex assault
  14. Anderson: Keep the Homeless, Homeless

Saturday, August 02, 2014
August 2, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Apple Unredacted: Did Attack on Carbone's $300K 'Assistant' Precipitate Removal of UHM Chancellor?
  2. Akina for OHA Launches TV, Radio Ads
  3. School Choice Event Shows New Way Forward for Hawaii Education Reform
  4. State Administrator Admits Federal Highway Dollars in Jeopardy
  5. VA reform bill gives veterans private health care options
  6. Honolulu Army reservist accused of fraud, theft and child molestation
  7. Hundreds of Mail-in Ballots Invalidated
  8. Honolulu rail agency concerned construction bids for rail stations may be higher than expected
  9. Cronies Given $200M for Seawater AC Scheme
  10. Chasm widens between rent, median wages
  11. Caldwell's Latest Fee Hike: Make the Disabled Pay 
  12. Lassner wants interim chancellor for Manoa by Sept. 1
  13. Ige envisions a more streamlined Mānoa
  14. WaPo: Hawaii Makes 2 of top 10 primary races still to come in 2014
  15. Mainland Anti-GMO Group Seeks to Join Attack on Big Island Papaya Growers
  16. Feds make Excuses for W Hawaii Water Grab
  17. WSJ: Hawaii Handcuffs Employers to Give Ex-Cons Jobs
  18. Rents at Dillingham Airfield double
  19. Review training for HPD arrests


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Hawaii’s largest insurance provider pulls small business plans from health exchange
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hawaii’s health-care exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, has taken another blow....


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Saipan Gets better Representation than American Samoa
by News Article Wednesday, August 20, 2014

...“this is certainly the most important congressional group to visit the Northern Marianas at one time.”....


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ACT Score Report: Hawaii Students Least Ready for College
by News Article Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hawaii ranked lowest, with an average composite score of 18.2....


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DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
by News Release Wednesday, August 20, 2014
... charged with Theft in the Second Degree for receiving unearned compensation from the State of Hawaii from 2008 through 2012....
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Yakuza? Triads? Technicalities Shred $50M Racketeering Suit Against Pro-Rail Hawaiian Stabilization Fund
by News Article Wednesday, August 20, 2014

...Judge Chen found that all of the union members' allegations regarding the Hawaiian Stabilization Fund involve state-law causes of action over which the federal court has no jurisdiction....


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No Lawsuit: Hanabusa Calls for Legislative Investigation of Election, Does not Endorse Schatz
by News Release Wednesday, August 20, 2014

...I heard from many who feel strongly that they were disenfranchised from the voting process this election and I stand ready to support any collaborative effort to have those voices heard....


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City to Discuss Ala Moana TOD Plan
by News Release Wednesday, August 20, 2014

...6 p.m., August 27, in the Washington Middle School Cafeteria....


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Accountability: DoE Identifies Almost All Teachers as Effective
by News Release Wednesday, August 20, 2014

...0.2 percent of teachers were rated unsatisfactory, which means teachers do not show evidence of effective teacher practice, positive student outcomes....


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The Incompetence of HART: Cheapest Bid for 9 Stations Comes 75% Over Budget
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Tuesday, August 19, 2014

These nine stations are the relatively easy ones to build... A couple of them are in empty fields....


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Hawaii’s path to a constitutional republic
by Rachelle Chang  Tuesday, August 19, 2014

...Statehood was an exciting time for many people in Hawaii....


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Consuming Chemicals is a What We Do on a Daily Basis
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, August 19, 2014

...so many people tell me how they are cutting back on chemicals in their food by eating better. I can’t help but shake my head....


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Still Blogging A Year Later!
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, August 19, 2014

...By speaking out, I’ve been able to network others who share my thoughts about the Hawaii we want and it gives me hope....


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Schatz wins U.S. Senate primary in political battle that divided Hawaii’s Democratic party
by Malia Zimmerman Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Polls showed that whites, and most mainland liberal groups, largely backed Schatz, while Hanabusa had the support of local Asians....


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Death Threats from Anti-GMO Nuts
by News Article Tuesday, August 19, 2014

...millionaire organic activist Mike “the Health Ranger” Adams charges that hundreds of thousands of deaths have been caused by GMO crops....


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Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports
by News Article Tuesday, August 19, 2014

...These islands may soon be able to diversify their energy sources to include natural gas, because of relatively low natural gas prices and new shipping technology....


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Hawaii Still a Debt "Sinkhole State"
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hawaii remains among the worst 5 states for taxpayer burden of debt and continues to use overly optimistic accounting....


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Gabbard: If Our Mission Isn’t to Take Out ISIS, ‘We’ve Got a Real Problem Here’
by News Article Monday, August 18, 2014

“You know, Adam and I both enlisted, joined the military after 9/11 because we heard our nation’s leaders say after that attack that we would go and take out these Islamic extremists wherever they are."


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In Hawaii $100.00 is Only Worth $85.32
by News Article Monday, August 18, 2014

The states where $100 is worth the least are the District of Columbia ($84.60), Hawaii ($85.32), New York ($86.66), New Jersey ($87.64), and California ($88.57)....


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Not Red Hot: Hawaii Construction Employment Drops 1.4%
by News Release Monday, August 18, 2014

...Rail boss Grabauskas blames "red hot" construction market for rail cost overruns, but....


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The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii
by Heritage Foundation Monday, August 18, 2014
...Both unconstitutional and bad public policy, this action would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the political bargain through which Hawaii secured its admission into the Union.”....
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Honolulu 214th Ranked City for First Time Home Buyers
by News Release Monday, August 18, 2014

...WalletHub assessed the affordability of homes as well as the conditions of the real estate market and community environment in the 300 largest U.S. cities....


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OHA Awards $1.5M to Charter Schools
by News Release Monday, August 18, 2014

...The OHA grant is expected over the next year to help the 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools, which make up the Nā Lei Na'auao...


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Medicaid Waiver Approval Can Take Four Years
by NCPA NCPA Monday, August 18, 2014

...On average, it takes CMS 190 days to approve a waiver, though it can take up to 1,637 days (more than four years!) to receive approval....


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Maui County Report Shows Zero Glyphosate
by News Release Monday, August 18, 2014

...None of the 45 samples had detectable levels of glyphosate....


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Cavasso: Hawaii Does Not Have Unlimited Funds to Prop Up Health Connector
by News Release Monday, August 18, 2014

“Bravo!…to HSMA for taking the lead in pulling out of the Health Connector...."


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Hawaii Senate Primary Election Update: There's A Dem Nominee ... For Now?
by Robert Thomas Sunday, August 17, 2014

Candidates would have until this Thursday to file a complaint. The Supreme Court would then have four days to make a ruling....


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Flying High
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 17, 2014

Airline passengers are considered an easy group to tax....


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Iselle Emergency Proclamation Updated
by News Release Saturday, August 16, 2014

...Insurance Division also outlined resources and advice for affected families and businesses dealing with their insurance companies....


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Am Samoa Leaders Work Around Missing Delegate to Resist Obama's Tuna Monument
by News Article Saturday, August 16, 2014
“I have a simple question:” asked Annesley, “Can Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin legally run for office, without having to step on American Samoa soil?”
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Far-Left Ige Will Take Hawaii Further in Wrong Direction
by News Release Saturday, August 16, 2014

...the last thing the state needs is another tax-and-spend liberal in the statehouse....


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Nago Fiasco: 'Thousands Disenfranchised' Hanabusa May Challenge Results, Oshiro Talks Special Session
by News Article Saturday, August 16, 2014

...Lawmakers would have to round up 17 Senate and 34 House members willing to do it, and they’d need five days to move any bills through....


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Cavasso to Schatz: Mainland PACs Spent a Lot of Money Getting You Nominated, Lets Debate
by News Release Saturday, August 16, 2014

...mainland super PACs have spent considerable money getting to the final result....


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Hawaii and the USA: A Union Worth Celebrating
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, August 16, 2014

...Grassroot Institute President Keli'i Akina gives strong message of unity on Hawaii Statehood Day....


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Papaya Crop Ruined: Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Hurricane Iselle
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, August 16, 2014

"... Yay Good.  Mahalo Iselle for washing us clean of those GMO ...."


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Primary Results-- Full Printout
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 15, 2014

...With Puna voting completed and 800 mail-in absentee votes 'found' on Maui....


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HI House leader ousted in election primary amid controversy
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, August 15, 2014

House Majority floor leader Rida Cabanilla is out of a job....


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"The Giver" -- Opens Today Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
by Video Video Friday, August 15, 2014

A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together....


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Report: 14% of Hawaii HS Grads Leave State Within 12 Months
by News Article Friday, August 15, 2014

...four members of the Western collaborative -- Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington -- agreed to share educational and workforce data....


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DBEDT Releases New Edition of Hawaii Data Book
by News Release Friday, August 15, 2014

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation....


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Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 15, 2014

... the miniscule 6% opposition to Statehood in 1959 was motivated by a fear of elections. Opponents preferred to continue with a Territorial government consisting of officials appointed by Washington rather than a State government elected by voters who were heavily Japanese-American and heavily tied to plantation labor. Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....


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All Four Gubernatorial Candidates to Appear at Grassroot Institute Forum
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 15, 2014

...Friday, August 22, 2014, 12 Noon, Pacific Club, Honolulu....


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Faleomavaega Skips Visit of Key House Committee to American Samoa
by News Article Friday, August 15, 2014
The group flew in and out without ever having seen the place or having had to entertain the question “Where’s Eni?”
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Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce
by NCPA NCPA Friday, August 15, 2014

...25 percent of education expenditures going to non-teacher salaries and benefits....


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Applicants Sought for the Hawaii Elections Commission
by News Release Friday, August 15, 2014

...Chief Justice Recktenwald is soliciting applications from residents of the County of Maui....


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Abercrombie Has Vested Interest in Quick Puna Vote
by News Article Thursday, August 14, 2014

...Puna residents have been shamelessly made the latest pawns of Progressives as they desperately attempt to hold on to power after a stunning rebuke at last Saturday’s primary elections....


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Ward Proposes Terminally Ill ‘Right to Try’ Investigational Drugs
by Gene Ward Thursday, August 14, 2014

...legislation that will make it legal for a terminally ill patient to access investigational drugs....


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Rand Paul: Militarization of Police Behind Ferguson Troubles
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, August 14, 2014

...Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies....


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Judge Nakamura: Puna Votes "Even if it is Unconstitutional"
by News Release Thursday, August 14, 2014

...Though the judge in the case had numerous problems with holding a hasty election without proper notice, he ruled that "the court is not supposed to interfere with an ongoing election process even if it is unconstitutional."....


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Aiona, Ahu, Djou, Cavasso -- Lokai Rally August 23
by News Release Thursday, August 14, 2014

...Saturday August 23, Kapiolani Bandstand, 3PM -5PM....


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Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
by Robert Thomas Thursday, August 14, 2014

...The motion for preliminary injunction asserts that holding the postponed election on Friday is just too soon, essentially because the two precincts are still a mess....


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Pono Choices May Violate State, Federal Laws
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, August 14, 2014

...the DOE's implementation of Pono Choices violated several safeguards contained in the Federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)....


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Cam Cavasso in Puna: There is no Difference Between Schatz, Hanabusa
by News Release Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Hawaii residents now pay approximately 60% more than mainlanders for many foods and goods, in addition to paying three (3) times more than mainlanders for electricity...."


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Changing Hawaii – Fred Hemmings
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, August 14, 2014

...we’re paying a premium not because of the distance from commodities that can be sold, but because of taxes and hidden costs of transportation....


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Hawaiians Punish Abercrombie for Federal Recognition Push
by Video Video Wednesday, August 13, 2014
What Effect Does This Have On Federal Recognition & The DOI Hearings?
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GMOs: No Evidence or Logic Will Ever Be Considered by Those Who Don’t Value It
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide that they should value it?"


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OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai
by News Release Wednesday, August 13, 2014

....accepting proposals for help with drawing up a master plan that sets out a vision for 30 acres in Kaka‘ako Makai over the next 20 years....


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UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
by News Release Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Field Operation Supervisors

  • Current: $70,692-$80,388
  • New: $89,860-$102,185

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Support Aloha for Puna Fund
by News Release Wednesday, August 13, 2014
First Hawaiian Bank has established the Aloha for Puna fund to assist Big Island residents in the Puna region with relief and recovery ....
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Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
by News Release Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...To ensure unbiased counsel through the remainder of this election, the Office of Elections should not continue to receive legal advice from Mr. Louie....


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Activists, Hurricane Deal One-Two Punch to Hawaii Farmers
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...Just last week it was announced that the activists groups, the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice (formerly known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) joined on to sue these same farmers....


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Puna to Pick Senator
by Malia Zimmerman Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...New Age seekers, Hawaiian sovereignty activists, organic farmers and the odd pakalolo grower....


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Video: Hawaii National Guard Reaches Cut-off Puna Homes
by Video Video Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen partnered with civil authorities and went through neighborhoods hit by the hurricane....


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Obama Executive Order to Screen Unions, Federal Contractors for Labor Law Violations
by NCPA NCPA Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...Labor Compliance Advisors -- appointed by each government agency -- will decide whether the contractors have shown a "lack of integrity or business ethics."....


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Issues To Watch In The Promised Lawsuit Challenging Hurricane Primary
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...we'll see soon enough how the challenge is framed, in what court it is brought, and what relief it seeks. Stay tuned....


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Sabato: Abercrombie Biggest Loser in History of 50 States
by News Article Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Abercrombie’s defeat by 36.1 points is the largest primary loss by of any sitting governor in U.S. history....


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It was 116 years ago today: The U.S. becomes a global power
by News Article Tuesday, August 12, 2014

On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines....


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Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
by News Release Tuesday, August 12, 2014

...This repeated change in the date, location and method of the election; 3 times in 3 days, twice within hours of each other, is a violation of the election laws....


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Obamacare Still Struggling A Year Later
by NCPA NCPA Tuesday, August 12, 2014

...ACA enrollees may also be sicker....


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Kauai: Hundreds Demand Explanation for Massive Property Tax Hikes
by News Release Tuesday, August 12, 2014

“We’ve taken literally hundreds of inquiries over the past three weeks and have explained to each taxpayer in great detail why their taxes may have increased....”


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2 PRP Candidates Win, 3 More Head to General
by News Release Monday, August 11, 2014

... News Release from PRP Frontgroup "Forward Progress" ....


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