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Thursday, May 28, 2015
May, 2015 Letters to the Editor
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  • Honolulu Railathon or the Running of the Rails
  • Facts not Ideology

Thursday, May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoI New Rules to Evict Hawaiian Homesteaders
  2. WSJ: "Hawaii Military Carve Out May Play Role in Voting District Case"
  3. Hawaiian 'Aloha' movie foes are 'perpetually aggrieved' 'delicate flowers'
  4. Video: Grassroot Forum on Government Transparency
  5. HPD: Prostitute Arrests Lead to Pimp Arrests
  6. USA Today: Inside Univ of Hawaii's secretive biolab
  7. 'Internal Politics' in Call to Fire Kondo
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Law is Unquestionable
  9. HSTA Old Guard Thinks it Can Win by Disallowing Mail-in Ballots, Insurgents File for Injunction
  10. KHON Reporter Nestor Garcia fined for accepting illegal gifts as Councilman
  11. Inside Hawaii activists' push to ditch HECO and transform the utility business model
  12. GMO food bans pander to ignorance
  13. Anti-GMO Media Campaign Swamps 'Progressive' Websites 
  14. UH Administrators a Bunch of Racists or Sexists or Something
  15. Decommissioning Hawaii telescopes would Reduce OHA's Cash Flow
  16. Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission burns last cash, cuts staff
  17. HB600 Would Have Forced Out Home Care Patients
  18. Sex Offender is Latest Escape from Work Release
  19. HPD Cachola investigation delayed while another officer was on leave
  20. Kauai Humane Society has Long History of Retaliation, Lawsuits
  21. Impossible to Make Good Movie in Hawaii
  22. Ige proclaims May 28th as 'Azerbaijan National Day'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Telescope Cash: Ige Proposes OHA Toll Booth on Mountain, Limit on 'Non-cultural' Access
  2. Tuvalu is Rising, Not Sinking
  3. Senior Health Report: Hawaii Ranks 4th
  4. Study: Honolulu Property Taxes Among Lowest in USA
  5. HSTA Old Guard: Glad we called new Election Because Elections are time to Pull Together Behind Us
  6. Rate Hike: 'Green' Energy Means Another $9M out of Consumers' Pockets
  7. Protesters: No Telescope Construction Until Demands are Met
  8. Homeless Camps Migrate to State-Controlled Land
  9. Dear Joe, If You’re Concerned About Ethics Problems Look in the Mirror
  10. Hawaii Health Connector board postpones vote on corrective action plan - again
  11. Star-Adv: Study Confirms that Children Do Best With Biological Family
  12. Telescope Helps Big Island Students With College Expenses
  13. Oahu retailers feeling the pressure of plastic bag ban
  14. Councilmember Proposes Anti-Small Business Law for Waimanalo
  15. Maui Council Doubles Fees on Small Businesses
  16. Another Day, Another Escape
  17. Political Correctness for Tourists
  18. Kauai Humane Society: Killing Puppies, Hiring Cronies
  19. Forbes: Hawaii Mortgage Fraud Case Takes 22 Years
  20. Hanabusa forms new law firm
  21. Hawaii UXO Could Have "blown" Kanye West "to bits", but Didn't
  22. Obesity Rate Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in Mississippi

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Facing Reality: Hawaii's State Hospitals
  2. Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
  3. Religious Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 26, 2015
  5. My father was a Tranny
  6. Inside the Government’s Push to Regulate Short-Term Rental Industry
  7. Kim's Enemies Time Coup to Maximize Embarrassment
  8. 70% of Legislative Seats Changed in Last 10 years
  9. Good government ‘no brainer’ bills fail
  10. Mainland 'Sex-Worker' Activists Push for Ige to Sign Soft-on-Pimps Law with Loophole for Child Sex Traffickers
  11. HPD worries about an increase in 'drugged' drivers
  12. Bumpy Kanahele Got $$$ from Movie 'Aloha' -- He Supports movie Even Though Walter Ritte Didn't Get Any Money out of it
  13. 'Environmentalism' Win Creates Unemployed People on Kaua'i
  14. UH Mānoa budget: Revamped fiscal plan doesn’t impress everyone
  15. Gawad Kalinga Founder Slaps Down Silly UH Manoa PC Chatter
  16. Omidyar Website Thanks Republicans for Saving Obama Trade Deal from Senate Democrats Like Schatz and Hirono

Monday, May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best state in America: Hawaii, for making the ultimate sacrifice
  2. HART Worried About Ige Veto, So Rail's Pretend operating cost pretend to rise by $13M/year
  3. Obama’s radical health care ‘solution’ is about to implode
  4. Anti-GMO Activists' Dust Verdict a gift to Developers: Will Subject Agriculture to Similar Harassment Suits Statewide
  5. Telescope Builders Knew OHA Shakedown Was Coming
  6. Tap private sector to fix Handi-Van
  7. Kauai Council Chair Distances Himself from Hooser's Swiss Lies
  8. How militarized are local police departments?
  9. Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

Sunday, May 24, 2015
May 24, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HSTA Insurgents: We Won the Election, Will Sue Tuesday
  2. A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
  3. 2015 Legislative Recap: Victories for Social and Economic Justice
  4. Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)
  5. Unfunded Liabilities – Smoke and Mirrors?
  6. Dust is a Worldwide Pollutant
  7. Hawaii: Honest Politician Became Bored and Frustrated
  8. Tsutsui Ignored
  9. Senators Remember their Roots--Bill helps Small-Time Crooks
  10. Tax Cuts for the Poor Defeated
  11. Pakistan Questions Hawaii's Status as US State
  12. After Initial Rush, Gay Marriages Drop Sharply:  Only 170 on Big Island
  13. Sand Island Homeless Tent City Decision Coming Soon
  14. Crony Capitalism: Biofool Scammers Call for Veto of Ethanol Mandate Repeal
  15. 'Accountable Care Organization' for Hilo?
  16. Instead of Protesting, How About Paying Attention?
  17. Aliamanu Middle School Ranks 5th for Diversity

Saturday, May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 'We just elected a Governor, and now this?'  -- Teachers Angry at Corrupt Union, Lawsuit to be Filed Tuesday
  2. Fraud?  'Unreasonable' tax refund delays Bolster General Fund Before End of Fiscal Year
  3. Star-Adv: Ige Should Veto 3 Anti-Transparency Bills
  4. New ethics complaint filed in Kenoi pCard case
  5. Hawaii Health Connector Platform Hopeless, But DHS Kolea Works
  6. Ex-Civil Air Patrol pilot gets fine for forgery
  7. NextEra Dimly Begins to Identify Solar Schemers as Competitors--After they Out Themselves
  8. Following UH Regents, Legislator talks up State Divestment from 'Fossil Fuel' Stocks
  9. Rail Bid Protest Rejected, Opening Delayed Another 3 Months
  10. City Council may let sit-lie veto stand, go with mayor's plan
  11. U.S. Census Bureau: Hawaii's population jumps by 4.4% over four years
  12. Part-time teachers and subs awarded $46M
  13. Army, DOE demonstrate school partnership success
  14. UH Manoa: Self-Righteous Pseudo Intellectuals Denounce Filipino who Builds Affordable Housing for the Poor
  15. Enviro Protesters Threaten Nesting Octopus, Violate Safety Regs
  16. Inundated With Propaganda, Americans Vastly Overestimate Size of Gay and Lesbian Population

Friday, May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best state in America: Hawaii, for making the ultimate sacrifice
  2. Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
  3. Tulsi Gabbard: How She Isn’t Making Hawaii Better
  4. Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
  5. Conspiracies and Paranoia: Hector Valenzuela Plays the Victim
  6. UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
  7. Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest
  8. Auditor: School Bus Reforms Not Rolled Out Statewide
  9. FAIL: State transferring Obamacare Connector to federal insurance exchange
  10. HSTA Meltdown: Obviously Trumped up Strategy to Hold on to Power
  11. Why Is House Speaker Joe Souki Going After Ethics Director Les Kondo?
  12. Final Pieces Fall Into Place for State Senate Reorganization
  13. State finally pays newspaper for nominees battle
  14. Doomed: Hawaii Supreme Court takes up Koa Ridge dispute
  15. Zero Evidence for Anti-GMO Claims
  16. No quick decision on overriding mayor’s sit-lie veto
  17. UH Hikes Tuition, Calls it Cut
  18. Crackpot Investment Theories Help UH Regents Divest from Energy
  19. New 'Green' power plant could be headed to Central Oahu, Residents not Fooled
  20. DOE breaks ground on first 'Ka Hei' Crony Solar projects
  21. State Hospital plans 150-bed Privately Operated long-term care facility
  22. Thanks to HGEA, Kona Hospital to lose 20% of Staff
  23. Sex assault charges against HPD officer are dropped
  24. Staff and program cuts possible for Kahoolawe

Thursday, May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Three Years of Secret Meetings Behind Feds' DHHL Rules -- What you can do
  2. Hawaii Obamacare Enrolls ZERO People During Special Enrollment Period
  3. Auditor: Federal Land Use Issues Dog Aloha Stadium
  4. A Troubling Excess Of Optimism: Examining the Hawaii State Budget
  5. Hawaii State Capitol: MD on Errors in ‘Politically Correct’ Sex Ed
  6. Insurgents Demand HSTA certify election victory
  7. SB265 Soft on Pimps, Loophole for Child Traffickers
  8. Thanks to Fracking, Oahu power bills drop again--causing Panic Among 'Green' Energy Schemers
  9. NextEra Merger: 54% No Opinion or Don't Know
  10. Emergency Money Made Easy, If You’re a Democratic Governor
  11. Hawaii Legislature chips away at reforming police
  12. Caldwell vetoes sit-lie expansion, offers alternative bill
  13. While Honolulu dithers, a Canadian city says it has eliminated homelessness, and Utah homelessness is down 91% over 10 years
  14. Protesters use claims of sacredness for political agendas
  15. “If you want to decolonize it, take it over.”
  16. Protest Funder: 'True economic value of observatory sites was never pursued'
  17. NCAA compliance expert says more sanctions could be added
  18. UH Greenhouse Renovation Enters 6th Year
  19. 5 more parcels could be seized for rail
  20. Hawaii Underage smoking decreases

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2015 Neighborhood Board Election Results
  2. A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
  3. 84% of Hawaii Rural Roads Poor, Mediocre
  4. Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Senior Health
  5. Hawaii: Report Looks at the State of Preschool
  6. NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
  7. Ige Signs Rain Tax Bill
  8. Barrel Tax Expanded to Drive Up Electricity Rates--Star-Adv Complains it is not Enough
  9. Trapped Under HGEA, 90 to be Laid off from Big Isle Hospitals
  10. More Escapees Not Charged:  Lawmakers question state’s inmate work furlough program
  11. UH pays Shrink $200/hr to Analyze Demented Deans
  12. TMT collaborators moving forward with project
  13. Green: Fundraising Drives 'Environmentalist' anti-GMO Strategy
  14. Mayor to OK Ho'opili rezoning bill
  15. City administration ignores homeless, except in Waikiki
  16. Handi-Van: "It's as bad as its ever been"
  17. Insurer Sticks Patient With Bill Over Labor Negotiations
  18. Officer Pleads Guilty: 'I lost my temper'
  19. Second U.S. Marine dies from injuries sustained during MV-22 Osprey crash at Bellows

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Stirring the Hysteria Pot
  2. Hawaii’s health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges
  3. Out of Reach 2015: Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals in USA
  4. Study: Hawaii 12th Best State for Military Retirees
  5. Kicked out of Public Housing, 1 in 12 COFA Migrants now Homeless
  6. Okabe Makes Excuses for Union Election Re-Vote
  7. HART's 'Tough Year' Behind Resignations?
  8. As HCDA board changes, so does the discussion
  9. Will Congressional Delegation Let Obamacare Punish Hawaii?
  10. View from Mauna Kea: Looking Forward or Looking Back?
  11. Dates Set for Third Hawaii Teachers Union Election This Year
  12. Worthless Election Commission retains embattled election chief Scott Nago for another 4 Years
  13. Work furlough, prison ‘escapes’ don’t always lead to charges
  14. How Will We Restore Trust in Hawaii’s Police?
  15. Honolulu Prosecutor to Hawaii Governor: Veto the Sex Trafficking Bill
  16. Caldwell signs bills creating Waikiki Tax Hike district
  17. Hawaii Foster Children More Likely to be Placed with Extended Family
  18. Pro-Life Rally at UH Manoa
  19. Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds in Hawaii
  20. EPA Creates Fake 'Public Comments' to Back its Initiatives
  21. 1985: Democrats Punish Three For Switching to Republican

Monday, May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Osprey Crash Landing at Bellows: 1 Marine Dead, others wounded
  2. Attorney Seeks Hawaiians Placed on Kanaiolowalu Roll Without Permission
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2015
  4. Crabbe: No one owns Land in Hawaii Until OHA Owns Land
  5. HB287 to keep data from public gets to the governor
  6. Star-Adv: Obamacare Punishes Hawaii for Being Superior
  7. Environmentalists Upset Because Tax Hike Won't Increase Electricity Prices Enough
  8. The Hole in the Rooftop Solar-Panel Craze
  9. Billionaire's Website: 'UH Regents Should Let Tuition Hike Move Forward'
  10. UH Ranks 9th in Scramble for Rich Kids

Sunday, May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard's Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"-- Funded Taliban
  2. HSTA Refuses to Certify Union Election after Insurgents Win
  3. We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
  4. Rail Tax Hike: "The House talk was theater"
  5. County GE Tax Hike Will Result in More TAT Cuts
  6. Kouchi: New Senate President a 'Good old Boy'
  7. In Tourism-Dependent Hawaii, Takai Against Obama's Free Trade Pact
  8. A'ole TMT: Nothing could be further from the truth.
  9. UH: Aquarium Accreditation Not Worth Our Time
  10. Work furloughs are vital to successful re-entry of prisoners back into society
  11. Mental health screenings could reduce hospital readmissions
  12. Kauai Faces $9.4M Budget Hole Thanks to HGEA
  13. Hawaii One of only 5 States to Tax Lawyers
  14. Hawaii Mid-Term Election Voter Turnout 'Average'

Saturday, May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Which States Receive the Most Federal Aid? -- Hawaii is 49th
  2. CON: Hawaii Ranks #3 in 'Certificate of Need' Laws
  3. Jones Act Ready for Retirement
  4. Chris Butler Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"
  5. Marine Biologist: Self-Dealing Whale Sanctuary Staff Ignore Public
  6. Jump Sinking Ship? Two Quitting HART Board
  7. More Rate Hikes Coming: HMSA, Kaiser bleed $78M Thanks to Obamacare
  8. Star-Adv: Stockholders can block Utility sale
  9. Bill 35: Another Property Tax Increase
  10. Record Turnout in Neighborhood Board Elections
  11. Pflueger completes so-called sentence
  12. San Francisco Cuts Homelessness 50% by Building 3,000 Units
  13. People Who Actually Work for a Living Get off Street into Permanent Housing
  14. UH athletics complex opens 2 years late; cost 60% more than first estimate

Friday, May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Voting for 2015 Neighborhood Board elections ends tonight
  2. Ige: Feds Secretly Declared Hawaii Health Connector 'Non-Compliant' in February
  3. Robin Danner in DC: "I speak for Native Hawaiians"
  4. There’s ‘No Sugarcoating’ Health Insurance Exchange Failures
  5. Dog Bites? Hawaii Ranks 40th
  6. Enviros Challenge Deep-Sea Mining Licenses
  7. Court: State Cannot Place Tax Lien on Hawaii PEO Business Owned by Mainland Tribe
  8. UH Faces Hearing before NCAA Committee on Infractions
  9. Senate Boss Kouchi: Tough and Calculating Voice for Pro-Development Interests
  10. If Hawaii Dumps State Exchange, Supreme Court Could Block Subsidies
  11. Star-Adv Runs Fluff Piece on Hostile Whale Sanctuary Director
  12. UH Manoa Faculty, Administrators Continue to Play Retaliation Games on Your Dime 
  13. Obama Library Rejection Goes from UH Losers Bet to HCDA Foolish Optimism
  14. OHA Gives Away $37.4M in 'Loans'
  15. Feds to License Windfarm off Waikiki Beach?
  16. Paper Bags Will be Even Worse
  17. Maui Small Businesses to be Hit with 600% Fee Hike
  18. Anti-GMO Idiots Demand Hawaii County Stop Buying Roundup
  19. Honolulu police officer, 41, arrested for alleged sex assault
  20. Homeless Wish-List for Legislature falls Short
  21. 26% of Homeless Have Serious Mental Illness
  22. City’s sit-lie laws result in many warnings, but few arrests
  23. Farrington HS to be Model for Discipline Reform Statewide?
  24. Bullying Gay Agenda into the Schools
  25. After Decade: Brand New Lahainaluna stadium sits idle, one of many DOE delays
  26. Gabbard, Takai Defy Obama Veto Threat, Vote for Republican Defense Budget

Thursday, May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA: $2.8M Giveaway to Wife of Kanaiolowalu CEO
  2. Two days left to vote in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections
  3. Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
  4. 252 Criminals Deported from Hawaii in Last 7 Years
  5. Hawaii Legislature adjourns without passing any anti-gun bills
  6. DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows
  7. IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
  8. Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
  9. Tulsi Gabbard takes on Obama
  10. Attorney General Slams Hawaii County Ethics for Letting Kenoi Off Hook
  11. Apo to Protesters: Thanks for Helping OHA Score Rent Money from Telescope 
  12. Failed Health Connector: Hawaii risks losing $1 billion in matching federal Medicaid funds After Months of Secret Negotiations
  13. ZipMobile Breaks Down, but with Rail Tax Passed, no need to Create Traffic Jam
  14. Now That Rail Tax Debate is Over, Traffic Signals to be Synchronized
  15. State retirement assets hit record
  16. Anti-GMO Activists Suckered by Broken Trust Figure
  17. Why Did a Fatal Car Wreck Cost State Taxpayers $900,000?
  18. Ige Plays Small Ball, Abercrombie Went for Home Runs
  19. Progressive Whines Because Legislature Did Not Raise Taxes Enough
  20. One Day in the DoE: Sex, Assault, and Retaliation
  21. KITV to be Sold to New Owner

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes
  2. Hawaii Bans Smoking For Young Adults, Lets Kids Continue to Have Sex
  3. Council Refuses to Back Down After Caldwell Threatens to Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City
  4. Study: Honolulu not Nearly as Diverse as You Thought
  5. 70% Tuition Hike: UH System Ranks #2 in USA
  6. Hawaii County Ethics: Kenoi Cronies Vote Unanimously to do Nothing
  7. Rail Checkbook: $3M to Washington Lobbyist Dennis Dwyer
  8. HART Refuses to Cover $3M Cost of Blood Bank Move
  9. Ige administration plans to use federal exchange for Obamacare
  10. Health Connector Boss Learned of Exchange Shutdown Plan from Media
  11. 'Policy Progress' -- Legalize Marijuana, Criminalize Tobacco
  12. Doomed: Half-Built Haleakala Telescope Before State Supreme Court
  13. UH Regents Consider 4%-5% Tuition Hike--Call it a Cut!
  14. State officials: Majority of Kaka'ako homeless are COFA migrants
  15. HCDA: Obama Center Land is a Pinata
  16. 60 Arrests, 15 Convictions: Naturally, Dead Criminal Was Represented by Politician
  17. Now That Rail Tax is Past Lege, New Lane for H-1 Westbound
  18. The case for an energy co-op on the Big Island
  19. Honolulu to Pay $17 Million to Resolve Air Violations at Landfill
  20. Questions surface about judges’ gift disclosures
  21. Pandering to Pandemonium: A Quack Moves to Maui
  22. Study: Honolulu a top city for young college grads

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 11, 2015
  2. Powerwall or Powerdream?
  3. Merger Vote Comes up Short, Hawaiian Electric Extends Deadline
  4. State Planning Office Publishes 'Land Use System Review'
  5. Bicycle Friendly? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
  6. Caldwell: I will Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City Unless Council Funds 'Positions'
  7. Luke, Tokuda on long quest to find hidden budget funds
  8. Unedited Video: Kenoi Lies Thru Teeth in April Fools Day Interview
  9. Obamacare State Exchange Disasters: Hawaii is the Worst
  10. With heavy lifting done, Kaiser wants in
  11. Costly consequences of Hawaii's 50-Year Old payroll technology
  12. State tax returns could be delayed 16 weeks, DoTax Racks up Overtime
  13. Bill Would Require State Worker Participation in Return to Work Programs
  14. Renewable? How Often Does Civil Beat need to repeat a lie to make it true?
  15. HEI Takes Aim at Takeover Group
  16. UH Manoa Boosts Graduation Rates by Cutting GPA Requirement
  17. Tuition hikes, belt tightening ahead for UH
  18. Latest UH Manoa Faculty Infighting Claims Scalp
  19. Maya Soetoro-Ng says Hawaii won’t be forgotten by The Obama
  20. Tesla's New Battery Doesn't Work That Well With Solar
  21. They gave their all to make sure we are safe'
  22. Criminal Not Grateful to Soft-on-Crime Judge

Monday, May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Draft DoI Rules Create Path for Fake Indian Tribe to Take Over DHHL
  2. Sacred? OHA Trustees Dream of "Millions or Billions" in Telescope Revenues
  3. Mandatory GMO food label not backed by science
  4. HB888 Deedy Bill Coming Back in 2016
  5. Best City to Start a Career? Its not Honolulu
  6. Telescope: "Conver$ation$ are Happening"
  7. Mauna Kea Telescope tied to Haleakala Case
  8. Kauai Mayor’s proposed budget tops $182M, HGEA Continues to Drain Reserves
  9. Who Will be Next HSTA President
  10. Did NextEra spy on Occupy Wall Street?
  11. Giant Offshore Windfarm Coming to Hawaii?
  12. Implementing the Community-Based Renewable Energy and the Green Infrastructure Loan Programs
  13. HB148-SB145: Make Crime Pay
  14. Some in HPD can't wait for body cams

Sunday, May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laulima not A'ole: Restoring Our Roots
  2. Whose Tax Is It, Anyway? (Part 2)
  3. Court Challenge to Guam’s race-based plebiscite will go Forward
  4. OHA Gives Away $7.4M in Grants
  5. Women in Hawaii: Poverty and Opportunity
  6. Could Private Exchanges Save Health Care?
  7. Facts not Ideology
  8. Star-Adv: Let's Start Talking about Recreational Marijuana Now
  9. Ige Helped Write Legislation on HHSC, Health Connector
  10. Solar Shifts $53M in Costs to Others 
  11. BOE is considering a plan to make out-of-school suspensions a last resort
  12. Nago Designated At-Will Employee Subject to Post Election Review
  13. Shapiro: Drop Scheme to Build Obama 'Center' at Kakaako
  14. Lower property tax rates in Maui council budget proposal
  15. Bill 32 Reform 'Residential A' Tax Cliff 
  16. Truth-Challenged Anti-GMO Activists Hype Dust Damages
  17. Alleged victim speaks about game room attack
  18. Some Question Bag Ban


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Eminent Domain Docfilm "Battle For Brooklyn" Now Streaming
by Robert Thomas Friday, May 29, 2015
"Battle For Brooklyn explains why property owners fight the taking of their homes and businesses, even when that fight is uphill."
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OHA Announces 'Consortium' to Create Fake Indian Tribe
by News Release Thursday, May 28, 2015

As Explained: "OHA: $2.8M Giveaway to Wife of Kanaiolowalu CEO"


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Trade: European Parliament Call for Jones Act Reform
by Michael Hansen Thursday, May 28, 2015

European maritime industry trade groups are seeking several specific exemptions from U.S. maritime cabotage provisions....


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USA Today: Inside Univ of Hawaii's secretive biolab
by News Article Thursday, May 28, 2015

The university inadvertently confirmed that its Honolulu labs had been put in the performance improvement program in records it filed in January with Hawaii's Office of Information Practices, which is deciding USA TODAY's public records appeal....


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HPD: Prostitute Arrests Lead to Pimp Arrests
by News Release Thursday, May 28, 2015

in the last two years, HPD made 19 arrests for promoting prostitution, more than half of which were for first-degree promoting or sex trafficking. It is important to note that none of these arrests would have been possible without the cooperation of witnesses -- who in these cases happened to be individuals arrested for prostitution....


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Hawaiian 'Aloha' movie foes are 'perpetually aggrieved' 'delicate flowers'
by News Article Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bumpy Kanahele got paid.  Walter Ritte did not.  Note to Next movie maker: Pay Ritte and avoid these problems... or don't pay any of them and reap the free publicity....  decisions, decisions.... 


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Video: Grassroot Forum on Government Transparency
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 28, 2015

...Grassroot Institute held an expert panel on the issue of transparency and government secrecy in Hawaii....


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WSJ: "Hawaii Military Carve Out May Play Role in Voting District Case"
by Robert Thomas Thursday, May 28, 2015
SCOTUS To Revisit One-Person-One-Vote: Representational Equality Or Voting Equality?
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DoI New Rules to Evict Hawaiian Homesteaders
by Video Video Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Buried Deep In Those Proposed Rule Changes Is Something That Could Kick Hawaiians Off Their Homestead Lands....


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Study: Honolulu Property Taxes Among Lowest in USA
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released the annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study, a comprehensive analysis of effective property tax rates in each state’s largest city....


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Senior Health Report: Hawaii Ranks 4th
by News Release Wednesday, May 27, 2015

...United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities....


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Telescope Cash: Ige Proposes OHA Toll Booth on Mountain, Limit on 'Non-cultural' Access
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"Future visitor access to the mountain be handled through the Native Hawaiian community...."
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Tuvalu is Rising, Not Sinking
by Jack Dini Tuesday, May 26, 2015

...there has been a 7.3% increase in net island area over the past century....


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Inside the Government’s Push to Regulate Short-Term Rental Industry
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On June 15, when the law goes into effect, Santa Monica will see a drastic reduction in its Airbnb options, banning 1,400 of about 1,700 vacation rentals available on home sharing websites....


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My father was a Tranny
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, May 26, 2015

My father experimented with my make-up and clothes....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 26, 2015
by Congress .org Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Senate: Trade Promotion Authority – Passage
Senate: Patriot Act Reauthorization -- Cloture
Senate: Two-Month FISA Reauthorization – Cloture
House: Anti-Human Trafficking Programs and Victims Fund – Passage
House: Fiscal 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations – Passage
House: Science Programs Reauthorization – Passage

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Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
by Robert Thomas Monday, May 25, 2015

Ige signed the bill authorizing that final payment this week....


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Religious Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 25, 2015

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Pastor Robb Finberg about the intention/design of the Aloha Heritage Center of Hawaii....


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Facing Reality: Hawaii's State Hospitals
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 25, 2015

...government has the ability to ignore market realities until systems ultimately collapse....


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Best state in America: Hawaii, for making the ultimate sacrifice
by News Article Monday, May 25, 2015

Hawaii’s per capita death toll during the four conflicts combined is greater than that of any of its peers....


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Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)
by News Article Sunday, May 24, 2015

...almost all the hard cheese made in the United States, and in much of the West, uses a genetically engineered protein....


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Unfunded Liabilities – Smoke and Mirrors?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 24, 2015

...what actually goes into this “unfunded liability” calculation....


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2015 Legislative Recap: Victories for Social and Economic Justice
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2015
The 2015 Legislative session ended earlier this month with three of Hawaii Appleseed's top priorities being passed!
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Dust is a Worldwide Pollutant
by Jack Dini Saturday, May 23, 2015
What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest?
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A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
by Michael Hansen Saturday, May 23, 2015

the Canadian government lifted an import duty of 25 percent on foreign-built ships in 2011....


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HSTA Insurgents: We Won the Election, Will Sue Tuesday
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2015

Each of these races was decided by more than 150 votes....


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Auditor: School Bus Reforms Not Rolled Out Statewide
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, May 22, 2015

...the reforms are a work in progress....


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Conspiracies and Paranoia: Hector Valenzuela Plays the Victim
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 22, 2015

I’m starting to think that eating organic is correlated to conspiracy thinking and some degree of paranoia....


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Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest
by News Article Friday, May 22, 2015

“...taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than labor and raw materials combined....”


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UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 22, 2015

"...have no integrity and join effectively in a conspiracy against him and his team....” 


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Tulsi Gabbard: How She Isn’t Making Hawaii Better
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 22, 2015

You also fail to disclose your own money ties to the organic and health food industry....


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Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 22, 2015

With the recent announcement of the closure of the DuPont Pioneer farm in Kekaha, it’s of no surprise that the no aloha crew is out and about again....


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Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
by News Article Thursday, May 21, 2015
“The Southern area will be visible from Waikiki beach....  The eastern area is equally visible from the southeastern part of Oahu and will be part of the sunrise...."
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Hawaii State Capitol: MD on Errors in ‘Politically Correct’ Sex Ed
by Video Video Thursday, May 21, 2015

The complete video from the presentation at the State Capitol Auditorium....


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A Troubling Excess Of Optimism: Examining the Hawaii State Budget
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 21, 2015

...the Governor’s projection of state expenditures–and the means by which this forecast is determined–are not transparent....


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Auditor: Federal Land Use Issues Dog Aloha Stadium
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, May 21, 2015

...the stadium is a facility that inherently “pushes the boundaries”....


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Hawaii Obamacare Enrolls ZERO People During Special Enrollment Period
by Americans for Tax Reform Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Obama administration had implemented the special enrollment period from March 15 - April 30 to assist individuals who were unaware they would face a tax penalty for not having “qualifying” health insurance....


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Three Years of Secret Meetings Behind Feds' DHHL Rules -- What you can do
by Video Video Thursday, May 21, 2015
Why Do These Rule Changes Specifically Mention Swapping Hawaiian Crown Lands?
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NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
by Hawaii State Auditor Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In 2012, we found that after nearly 40 years of existence, NELHA had yet to live up to its creators’ vision....


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A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
by News Article Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Several of Hawaii's campaign-finance laws challenged by a construction firm are not unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit ruled....


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Hawaii: Report Looks at the State of Preschool
by News Release Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The 2014 State Preschool Yearbook is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States....


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Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Senior Health
by News Release Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hawaii ranked fourth for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report....


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2015 Neighborhood Board Election Results
by News Release Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Complete results from all NB races ....


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84% of Hawaii Rural Roads Poor, Mediocre
by News Release Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Only 15% of Hawaii rural roads are 'good'....


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Stirring the Hysteria Pot
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It’s a great tactic as so many folks don’t have a clue....


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Study: Hawaii 12th Best State for Military Retirees
by News Article Tuesday, May 19, 2015

... the average military retirement age is 44 years old ....


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Hawaii’s health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges
by News Article Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The collapse of Hawaii’s state-run health exchange has observers wondering which of the other beleaguered exchanges could be next to fail....


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Out of Reach 2015: Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals in USA
by News Release Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Statewide average wage to afford 2 br rental: $31.61 (Highest in USA)


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, May 18, 2015
Senate: Trade Promotion Authority - Cloture
House: Waters of the United States – Passage
House: Twenty-Week Abortion Ban – Passage
House: Iran Nuclear Agreement Congressional Review – Passage
House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Passage

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Osprey Crash Landing at Bellows: 1 Marine Dead, others wounded
by Video Video Sunday, May 17, 2015

...21 have been transported to local hospitals for assessment and treatment....


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Attorney Seeks Hawaiians Placed on Kanaiolowalu Roll Without Permission
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, May 17, 2015

...names of thousands of individuals were transferred, without their permission, over to Kana`iolowalu from other databases held by the state....


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Tulsi Gabbard's Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"-- Funded Taliban
by News Article Sunday, May 17, 2015

"Chris Butler and the Foundation have worked to help many people get their lives back on track, including Patrick Bowler and will continue to do so." -- Jeannie Bishop, president of the Science of Identity Foundation


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We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 17, 2015

...three big issues that are holding us back in international competitiveness....


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Jones Act Ready for Retirement
by Michael Hansen Saturday, May 16, 2015

...From 43 percent of global shipping in 1950, the Department of Transportation found in 2009 that “U.S.-flag ships carry only about 1.5 percent of the foreign trade of the United States.”....


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CON: Hawaii Ranks #3 in 'Certificate of Need' Laws
by News Article Saturday, May 16, 2015

In 1987, the federal government repealed the CON mandate, and throughout the 1980s, states began retiring their CON programs--but not Hawaii....


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Which States Receive the Most Federal Aid? -- Hawaii is 49th
by News Article Saturday, May 16, 2015

The lowest federal share occurred in North Dakota at 19.0 percent, followed by Hawaii (21.5 percent)....


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UH Faces Hearing before NCAA Committee on Infractions
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

FULL TEXT: UH official response to the NCAA....


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Voting for 2015 Neighborhood Board elections ends tonight
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15: Ballots must be cast by 11:59 p.m....


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Court: State Cannot Place Tax Lien on Hawaii PEO Business Owned by Mainland Tribe
by News Article Friday, May 15, 2015

Whether Blue Lake invoked sovereign immunity in order to delay or defraud EDD from collecting unemployment insurance from the tribe is not relevant....


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There’s ‘No Sugarcoating’ Health Insurance Exchange Failures
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 15, 2015

Hawaii state legislators have refused to pour millions of dollars into Hawaii’s exchange, which means it could close by Sept. 30....


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Dog Bites? Hawaii Ranks 40th
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

In 2014 Hawaii ranked 40 with 14 dog bite claims. Amount Paid $355,566....


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Enviros Challenge Deep-Sea Mining Licenses
by News Article Friday, May 15, 2015

The Center for Biological Diversity brought the May 13 lawsuit in Washington, D.C., over five-year extensions that regulators granted Lockheed Martin for two exploration licenses it holds for a metal-rich zone of the Pacific Ocean....


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Robin Danner in DC: "I speak for Native Hawaiians"
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

This meeting is going to deal with the DOI announcement of proposing rules....


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Ige: Feds Secretly Declared Hawaii Health Connector 'Non-Compliant' in February
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

If Hawaii’s plan is not acceptable to CMS, Hawai’i risks losing $1 billion in matching federal Medicaid funds....


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Tulsi Gabbard takes on Obama
by News Article Thursday, May 14, 2015

One of the toughest critics of President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard....


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OHA: $2.8M Giveaway to Wife of Kanaiolowalu CEO
by Video Video Thursday, May 14, 2015

...What The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Is Planning To Do In Their Latest Ploy To Save Their Nation Building Efforts For Kana'iolowalu....


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Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 14, 2015

...a system designed to protect secrets and keep the public uninformed....


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Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, May 14, 2015

On December 9, 2013, the Obama Administration finalized a regulation allowing wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles....


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IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
by News Release Thursday, May 14, 2015

...Ironman charged athletes, who did not otherwise qualify, $50 to enter lotteries for the chance to compete in the Ironman World Championship....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015

...mainly due to the slower than expected growth of the U.S. economy during the first quarter and the decline in Japanese visitor spending....


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