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Saturday, May 27, 2017
May 27, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
  2. US-built fish-boat needs congressional Jones Act waiver
  3. Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars program
  4. Waimea Valley: OHA’s $20M Secret
  5. BoE: We Knew All About Kishimoto, And Picked Her Anyway
  6. Arakawa to Run for LG to Save Rail from Ige
  7. Arkawa Would Have Easier Chance to Win Republican Nomination, Will Run as Democrat
  8. Rail Has Blood on its Hands, but the Right hand Doesn’t Know what the Left is Doing
  9. In Effort to Force New Stadium Deal, Aloha Stadium’s preventive maintenance costs are made to appear to climb
  10. Hu Honua: Biomess Energy Will Cause $813.60 HELCO Rate Hike
  11. DoH: Weed Sales May not be Profitable Enough to Sustain our Bloated Bureaucracy
  12. DLNR Raids Kalalau Homeless Camp: Marijuana, Crossbow, and a Pizza Oven Confiscated
  13. Jacobins: ‘Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend’
  14. Global Warmers Disappointed: King Tides ‘Not Dramatic’

Friday, May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Akina Praises Trustees Unanimous Support for OHA Audit
  2. Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years
  3. HB209: Tax credit to help poor really helps politicians
  4. Hawaii Visitor Spending Rose 9 Percent in April 2017
  5. Report: Hawaii Shows Little Growth in Preschool Funding
  6. Intermarriage: Honolulu is #1 in USA
  7. Death Tax? Yes Hawaii Has One
  8. Hiding Failure: DOE to stop ranking schools
  9. Rocky Nervousness : Kishimoto Rejected, Downgraded
  10. Revenge Porn: DoE Teacher Sells Photos of Sex Encounter at Hilo School
  11. Kouchi: Tax Sister Isles to pay for Oahu Rail
  12. Hawaii County: We Could of Eliminated Vacant Positions, But We Are Raising Property Taxes Instead
  13. New GOP Hawaii head Ostrov sees strength in core beliefs, diversity
  14. Hawaii Anti-GMO Organic Farms Based on Slave Labor?
  15. SquatThePlanet: Website Directs Mainland and Foreign Homeless to Maui
  16. TMT is slipping away, and we should all be sorry
  17. Coco Palms Shakedown: Affordable Houses are $500K Hint, Hint
  18. Simple Solution to Traffic—Add a Lane!
  19. TOD: Council Makes a Hash out of Affordable Housing Rules
  20. One News Story, a Few Protesters and Hawaii Begins Importing Sand from Canada
  21. Aloha Stadium reviews security procedures

Thursday, May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The case for short-term rentals
  2. KOS: Is the Hawaii GOP dead?
  3. UH Manoa Prof Freaks Out After DOI Lightly Edits New Release On Climate Change
  4. Hawaii Preparing New Nuclear Contingency Plan Because of North Korea
  5. HB209 Tax Cuts for the Poor—Republicans Had a Better Plan 
  6. Foster Parents: Sylvia Luke’s Million-Dollar Ripoff
  7. Claims: Sen Keith-Agaran’s Million-Dollar Ripoff
  8. ‘Not In Good Standing’—But Hawaii Hi Tech Schemer Scores Million of Your Tax Dollars
  9. UH Regents Will Soon be Expected to Approve More Fat Juicy Salaries
  10. Is Hu Honua Gaming the Public Utilities Commission?
  11. Solar and Wind Project Kill Birds, Spill Oil
  12. Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast: Decades of Entitlement Mentality
  13. Travel Ban Case Heading for Supreme Court
  14. Ex-police officer to stand trial


Wednesday, May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Trustees Approve Independent Audit
  2. Honolulu Rail Counting the Cost
  3. Whistleblowers: Sunrun Faked Hawaii Sales Data to Boost IPO
  4. Trying to Save Money? Honolulu Among Worst Places to do it
  5. NFIB: Hanalei River Ruling a Victory for Small Business
  6. Proposed revisions to Central Oahu Plan available for review
  7. Robotics Showcased by Yap Island Students
  8. 4th Best Access: Hawaii Medicated Marijuana is Grade B
  9. $210M Money Grab: DoE Imposes $9,584 per Unit Tax on Affordable Housing  
  10. Bob McDermott: Pass The GET Surcharge And Finish Rail
  11. Yet Another ‘Affordable Housing’ Plan for Honolulu?
  12. DPP Holds Back on Battery Approvals Due to Safety Concerns
  13. DLNR cover-up of helicopter misuse
  14. How do Bureaucrats Fail? Let Me Count the Ways
  15. Kauai Councilman Fails To Disclose His Medical Marijuana Venture
  16. Medicated Marijuana to Be Tested for Heavy Metals, Pesticides
  17. Drug Addicts Refusing Shelter form New homeless camp on sidewalk along Nimitz Highway
  18. 100 Mainland Drug Addicts Forced out of Maui Park—3 Accept Shelter
  19. Waikiki: 340 Homeless Sent Back to Mainland
  20. Insane: Hawaii County to Build Homeless Tent City Because of Homeless Tent City Problem
  21. Ten Years Later-- Kauai to get Juvenile Drug treatment Center
  22. Ex-HPD Officer Gets 60 Days for Drugs
  23. With More Muslims Practicing Their Religion, Honolulu police urge vigilance for upcoming events

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sex, Lies, and Repetitious Badgering: Meet Hawaii’s New Superintendent of Schools
  2. UH Manoa Professor Lists Pregnancy, ‘Racism,’ ‘Misogyny’ As Professional Experience On ‘Liberated’ Resume
  3. DBEDT: Hawaii Consumers Highest Mortgage Debt in USA
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 22, 2017
  5. DoI Announces Budget for Territories, Micronesia
  6. Pasha Hawaii Selects foreign-owned yard to build Jones Act containerships
  7. Gabbard Bipartisan Bill: End Warrantless Collection of Americans’ Emails
  8. 2018 Senate Race: Gabbard Raises Mainland Money
  9. Maui County tax increases are just feeding government growth
  10. HIDOT Socks airport tenants with double-digit rent increases
  11. Counties: ‘We Got Screwed’ By The Legislature On Lifeguard Protection
  12. Caldwell’s Zoo Lacks Leadership
  13. Shimabukuro Uses Procedural Delays to Keep Waimanalo Gulch Open While Pretending to Fight It
  14. Civil Beat, Lawyers and Anti-GMO Activists Coordinate Attack on Pioneer
  15. Global Warmers Become Hysterical over Missing Prayer to Eco-Goddess
  16. New legislation allows University of Hawaii to cash in on intellectual property
  17. Avoiding a Second Pearl Harbor: Why America Must Boost Hawaii’s Defenses
  18. Hawaii DOE Homosexual Rape Gang Tops Litigation Awards
  19. Big Island Homeless Stay Drunk, Throw Trash Around

Monday, May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State Scores ‘F’ -- Balance Sheets Hide Retirement Debt
  2. Skin in the Game?  5% Raise for Caldwell, 48 Other City Officials
  3. SB410: Keith-Agaran Behind Bill Giving All Power to Unions
  4. Fukumoto: Democrats are ‘Silly’
  5. Teacher burnout and low test scores
  6. Elected Morons Talking up Homeless Tent Cities (again)
  7. OHA Finds Excuse not to Post Telescope Transcripts – Delaying Tactic Restored
  8. Papahanaumokuakea: Fishermen Push Back
  9. Elon Musk Needs Hawaii Electricity to Stay Expensive
  10. Trial Lawyer Teams up with Anti-Pesticide Hypesters to Attack Pioneer
  11. Bizarre News: Scientist Explains Real Reason for Sea Level Rise
  12. Elections panel to mull 2014 complaint, case returns from Hawaii Supreme Court

Sunday, May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GEMS: A Raid by Any Other Name…
  2. OHA to Vote on Audit Wednesday
  3. DOE: New Superintendent Picked for her Opposition to Charter Schools
  4. Shapiro: Millennial Legislators Feel ‘Entitled’
  5. Lone legislator snuffs foster care settlement
  6. Counties Won’t Legalize TVRs—So Legislature Refuses to Protect County Beach Lifeguards
  7. Caldwell’s Honolulu Zoo promises go unfulfilled

Saturday, May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Board of Education selects next Superintendent—No word on Golden Parachute
  2. Matayoshi’s DoE Receives national innovation award
  3. UHERO County Forecast: Economies Still Growing, But Slowing
  4. UH Announces Plan to Use Upcoming King Tides for Global Warming Propaganda
  5. Where Might Kim Jong Un Strike If He Gets His Treasured ICBM?
  6. OCCC guard attempted to smuggle drugs, cellphone to murder suspects
  7. Maui Council Approves Budget Larded with Fee Hikes
  8. Decoupling Hikes Electric Bills Again
  9. PUC: After Gorak Rejected, Ige Appoints Morita Minion
  10. BLNR Helps Anti-Telescope Protesters Reestablish Excuse for Further Delays
  11. The Simple Answer to Judge Paez’s Question about Korematsu

Friday, May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HB209: Sneaky Legislators Limit Usefulness of Earned Income Tax Credit
  2. State, Counties Pass Tax Hikes off to Each Other
  3. Which Places Pay the Most in Property Taxes?
  4. FCC Takes Step Towards Freeing the Internet
  5. Lawsuit against Hawaii Churches Hurts the Surrounding Community
  6. Honolulu Rail Creates Inequality
  7. Saiki and Smug Millennial Caucus Take over House
  8. Kaiser ready to take on county hospitals—Dramatic Improvement to be Seen Immediately
  9. Paying double? Public on the hook twice as HIDOT workers collect incentive some didn’t earn
  10. If the State Has to pay for Rail, Why Do We Need Counties?
  11. Hawaii Co Council Passes Massive Property Tax Hike, Pretends to Oppose it
  12. Phony allegations against Hawaii churches dangerous for all
  13. Don’t compound GEMS failure
  14. SB859: Lawyers Find Way to Scuttle Workers Comp Reform
  15. HPD plagued by startling number of officer vacancies
  16. Maui: Polystyrene foam takeout container ban is approved
  17. Practicing His Religion: Muslim Tries to Break into Cockpit on Honolulu-Bound Flight

Thursday, May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Controversial New VA Director to Host Kauai Town Hall Meeting
  2. OHA community meetings to update on Corrupt Kakaʻako Makai planning process
  3. UH Manoa Prof Demands Colleges ‘Stop Hiring White Men’--Unless They're Trannies
  4. Two days left to vote in the 2017 Neighborhood Board elections
  5. ‘US Built’ Matson Ships Return from Chinese Shipyard
  6. Retaliation: Supreme Court Upholds Hanalei Land Seizure
  7. HB451: DHHL Answers Questions on Blood Quantum Reduction
  8. No Skin in the Game: Honolulu Council Refuses Hotel Property Tax Hike
  9. New Story: HART Now Says it will Run out of Money in January
  10. Honolulu Police Commission Finds Self-Created Excuse to Eliminate Citizens Selection Panel
  11. Shakedown: Judge Refuses to Order Greenmailers off Coco Palms Site
  12. Forbes: Maui 5th Least Affordable, Honolulu 13th
  13. Caldwell Claims Honolulu is Just Like a Sanctuary City
  14. Alleged child sex trafficker won't face charges
  15. Marijuana Applicants Should Stick to One of Four Lies to Maintain Veneer of Medicality
  16. Iwi Found under Waikiki Hotel Renovation Site
  17. Police Called After War Activist Harasses Teachers at Charter School

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hirono Cancer is 'Stage 4'
  2. ACLU: Ten Questions for Honolulu’s Next Chief of Police
  3. OHA’s Secret Contract
  4. Rail: The Real Trouble is Caldwell Doesn’t Care How Much it Costs
  5. Caldwell, Council: Make the Handicapped Pay for Rail
  6. Vampire HART Sues State Blood Bank To Take Land For Rail
  7. While Hiking Fees, Council Adds Useless ‘Climate Change’ Positions
  8. Kim Adds Positions While Raising taxes
  9. Saying ‘That’s Just Hawaii’ Doesn’t Cut It Anymore
  10. How House Leaders Scuttled Better Pay For Foster Parents
  11. Filmmakers distort GMO ag in Hawaii
  12. Biofools: A Look Back at HECO`s Palm Oil Fiasco
  13. Aquaculture Gains Sustainability Cred
  14. How to Pretend to be a Tech Entrepreneur and Score Hawaii Tax Credits
  15. Who’s on furlough? New decision favors public’s right to know
  16. Gangland Serial Killer to Get out Early, thanks to Judge Michael Town
  17. City rousts homeless campers from Waipahu cultural center's grounds

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hirono to Undergo Treatment for Kidney Cancer
  2. Peter Apo: ‘People can just make up stuff, and pronounce cultural claims with little or no validation’
  3. Ikaika Anderson Land Use Facepalm
  4. USNWR: Put the Jones Act Out to Sea
  5. More Government Isn’t Puerto Rico’s Answer
  6. Drug Use Per Capita: Hawaii Ranks 38th
  7. One Party System: Politicians Bicker Amongst Themselves, The Status Quo is King
  8. SB410: Did Hawaii Lawmakers Just Give Public Worker Unions Too Much Power?
  9. If Property Taxes Are Raised For Rail, A Real Rebellion May Result
  10. Hawaii County: Massive Property Tax Hike to Pay for Council Slush Fund
  11. HMSA: $55.4M Saved Because of President Donald J Trump
  12. Struggling loan program cannibalizes successful energy initiative
  13. Project Delays: Why HIDoT is More Incompetent than UH and DoE
  14. Hawaii Government:  Six Years to Butcher One Pig
  15. Papahanaumokuakea: Devotees of Eco-Religion Flood Comments
  16. After Al Hee Associate Ousted from KSBE Trustees, 2 of 3 Nominees are Non-Hawaiian
  17. After Death of Girl, Kauai Residents Organize to Evict Homeless Drug Addicts
  18. Numbers of homeless questioned
  19. Hawaii Criminal Dies in Las Vegas
  20. Hawaii Denies Gun Permits to Medical Marijuana Patients
  21. Planned Parenthood to Open Honolulu Abortion Superstore, Target Underage Girls
  22. Hawaii v. Trump: What Would an “Objective Observer” Think of President Trump’s Travel Ban?
  23. Kim Jong-un could soon have long-range weapons capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii

Monday, May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Democrats Push for Closed Primary Fails--SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Case
  2. Star-Adv Flacks for DHS Insiders--Trashes Peter Boy Book
  3. After Death of Kauai Girl, DLNR Clears Homeless Drug Addicts out of Kalalau
  4. Jones Act: An out of date anchor on the American Economy
  5. Travel Ban Case May Hinge on Hawaii Lawyer’s Own Words (LOL!)
  6. Campaign Cash Flowed To Hawaii Lawmakers As Hot Topics Debated
  7. Beijing Solar Company Accused of Colluding with HELCO to Rip Off Ratepayers
  8. Hawaii Most Expensive ‘Typical’ Homes in USA
  9. Honoring Hawaii's Fallen Officers
  10. North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Sunday, May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Republicans Elect Ostrov Chair
  2. What has the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Done for you Lately?
  3. TrumpTax: Losing the State Tax Deduction
  4. Rail Tax: No Special Session, No Blank Check for Liar Caldwell
  5. Saiki: Need Special Session for Rail Tax Hike
  6. Three Nominated for KSBE Trustee
  7. Latest Attempt to Shut Down Hawaii Fishing Industry Fails Miserably
  8. Bill to ban cesspools statewide awaits governor's signature
  9. West Hawaii source of almost 70% of property tax revenue
  10. Oahu Homeless Veterans Jump to 449
  11. Homeless Can Stay Drunk, but Still Won’t Accept Shelter
  12. Military adds much to our communities
  13. UH ventures fail to turn a profit for athletics

Saturday, May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii taxpayers about to get railroaded?
  2. Wind Power Is ‘Neither Clean Nor Green’
  3. Largest US Solar Panel Maker Files for Bankruptcy After Receiving $206 Million in Subsidies
  4. Hawaii Politicians Steering a Course for Economic Decline like Bankrupt Puerto Rico
  5. Caldwell appointments Ember Shinn to HART Board of Directors
  6. Grassroot Institute video goes viral
  7. McDermott for Governor, 2018
  8. Dela Cruz Takes Over Ways And Means
  9. Kauai Council Rejects Property Tax Hike, Cuts Spending Instead
  10. Maui Council Votes to Jack up Property Taxes
  11. Star-Adv: Legislators Did not give away Enough Free Stuff to green Energy Scammers
  12. Ige: A Billion Dollars Later, Act 221 Was a Good Law
  13. Marijuana is Racist, So Says the Legislature
  14. Squatters Occupy Coco Palms Until Paid
  15. Free-meals plan is sign of disparity in the state
  16. Bill Allows Community Groups to Sponsor Park Improvements

Friday, May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cost of Living? $75,698 in Honolulu
  2. Attorneys General to Feds: Let us Investigate Home Care Fraud
  3. Trump administration chooses growth over Jones Act protectionism
  4. 10 Hawaii Towns Ranked for Socioeconomic Diversity
  5. Hawaii Expats: There's No Place Like Home
  6. Abortion Safety? Hawaii is 10th Worst Abuser
  7. Eco-Cash: Dropout Raises $21M to Deploy Miles-Long Booms in Non-Existent ‘Garbage Patch’
  8. PBS: Insights Grades Hawaii Legislature
  9. Anti-Telescope Protesters Angered After OHA Wipes Out Delaying Tactic 
  10. When It Comes To Native Hawaiian Affairs, Authoritarianism Is In Vogue
  11. Sup’t: HSTA Whines About ‘Outsiders’ it Does not Own
  12. Backup power is latest project plagued by costly delays at Honolulu airport
  13. State Budget Has Money for Union Contracts, but not Affordable Housing
  14. Developer of luxury condo threatens boycott over permitting snag
  15. Caldwell Admin Plans to Make Traffic Even Worse
  16. Shelter-Refusing Drug Addicts to Be Cleared out of Kalihi
  17. By June Marijuana Testing for Mold, Heavy Metals, Pesticides
  18. Interview with Completely Typical and Average Punatic Behind Mauna Kea Vandalism

Thursday, May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Oahu Homeless Count Up—Sister Isles Down
  2. Oahu Neighborhood Board Elections: 15,500 votes cast so far
  3. Will Criminal Activity at OHA Ever Stop?
  4. The Right to Couch Surf: Home-sharing in Hawaii
  5. Federal organic fraud in America
  6. Political Correctness: Conformity or Electrocution on the Waterfront
  7. Is Hawaii Open Primary Unconstitutional? SCOTUS May Decide
  8. HART Comes up with New Scare Tactic After Federal Deadline Passes
  9. Homeless Count Inaccurate?
  10. Homeless Shelters Report Most Vacancies in 5 Years
  11. Star-Adv: Marijuana Sales need to maintain Veneer of Medicality
  12. Last minute amendment blocks council from voting on Honolulu's plastic bag ban
  13. Hawaii Legislature reduces funding for High Technology Development Corp.'s matching grant program
  14. ‘Clean’ Energy Tries New Trick: Low Teaser Rates
  15. Negligent homicide investigations can take months, even years with few going to trial
  16. Incompetent Caldwell Admin. Blames Military for Abandoned Vehicles
  17. Kauai hosts GOP state convention

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Governing in the Shadows: OHA Scores ‘F’ on Transparency
  2. UH 2017 legislative recap
  3. How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State?–Hawaii Ranks 5th
  4. DOBOR Scandal: Did Suzanne Case Authorize Attack on Hawaii County Prosecutor?
  5. Has the 'swamp' at Veterans Affairs drained out on the Pacific Islands?
  6. Neighbor island mayors propose property tax hikes
  7. Bring The Honolulu Rail Project Back To Planet Earth
  8. Bill 15: Ease Zoning Restrictions for 33% Affordable Housing
  9. It Looks Like Political Insiders Will Help Pick The Next Honolulu Police Chief
  10. HB1410: A Possible Solution For Hawaii’s Overcrowded ERs
  11. Homeless Count to be Released Today
  12. Activist Behind Kenoi Ethics Complaint Targeted by Smoking Ban
  13. Typical and Average Punatic Busted for Mauna Kea Desecration
  14. Plastic bags: Enviros Brainwash Little Kids 
  15. Ostrov can help Hawaii GOP

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
May 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Inouye Institute Event to Feature Trump’s Transportation Secretary
  2. Will the regulatory state strangle waterborne shipping in the U.S.?
  3. Criminal Probe of OHA’s $435K Beamer Contract
  4. Will Oahu General Plan Legalize Some TVRs?
  5. SB559: How Climate Change Can be Used to Justify More Tax Credits for Billionaires
  6. Billionaire Movie Moguls Cry About $35M Cap on Hawaii Film Tax Credits
  7. Hits and misses as state tries to crack down on Medicaid fraud
  8. EBT Funded Homeless Drug Addicts Desecrate Heiau—One Death Tied to Camp
  9. 300-400 Homeless Fly In from Mainland Each Year
  10. Big Island Drug Court graduates largest class
  11. City, contractor to pay $700K for clean water violations
  12. 10-cent fee Proves Bag Ban is Just a Tax Hike
  13. Maui, Kauai Councils mull ban on 'plate lunch' containers
  14. Local businesses know full well the ‘price of paradise’
  15. Mike Hansen talks Jones Act on Hawaii Public Radio (HPR)
  16. Hawaii Democrats squabble without Republicans
  17. Shirlene Ostrov Wants To Be GOP Chair

Monday, May 08, 2017
May 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislature acted responsibly in denying rail funding
  2. Hawaii Republican Party Leadership Candidates--Convention Set for May 12-13
  3. The Jones Act and other regulations have buried the shipping industry
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 8, 2017
  5. TAT: Sister Isle Taxes Pay for Oahu Rail?
  6. Hirono, Tupola Want Legislators to Come Together with Liar Caldwell
  7. After his Lies Destroy Hope for Rail, Caldwell Blames Legislators
  8. Message to Rep Kaniela Ing: “What Goes Around, Comes Around”
  9. Vacation rental homes are vital, study says
  10. VIDEO: Tent in Iwilei homeless encampment catches fire
  11. Misinformed Imbecile Spray Paints Inaccurate Anti-Military Slogans in Mauna Kea Ice Age Preserve
  12. 9th Circuit Criticizes Hawaii Gun Ban Rules
  13. 0.05% DUI Laws Unfairly Target Women
  14. Hawaii DoH: Gays Abuse Each Other 7 Times More Than Straights


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Caldwell Veto: Bill 20 Puts ‘Sit-Lie’ at Risk
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2017
“passage of Bill 20 may result in a challenge to the legitimacy of the Sit-Lie laws, which are clearly intended to maintain pedestrian access over sidewalks in business and commercial areas and which have been extremely effective in the areas in which they have been enforced.”
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45 Republicans Elected to Honolulu Neighborhood Board
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2017

"The Honolulu County Republican Party is confident that your influence will be instrumental in making Oahu better in each of your neighborhoods."


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Election Results—Honolulu Neighborhood Board
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2017

...Complete un-certified results from the 2017 Honolulu Neighborhood Board elections....


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Randy Roth: OHA Misusing LLCs to Hide from Law
by Video Video Saturday, May 27, 2017

My testimony today focuses on what I perceive to be OHA’s misuse of wholly owned LLC subsidiaries to avoid laws applicable to OHA and OHA trustees.....


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Napali Homeless Camp: DLNR Arrests 11, Finds Crossbow, Queen Size Bed, Pizza Oven
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2017

...During law enforcement efforts over the past two years more than 200 people have been arrested....


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Hawaii Family Forum Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, May 27, 2017

...Honor and Respect: We Will Remember....


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Education leaders formalize Maunakea Scholars program
by News Release Saturday, May 27, 2017

...more opportunities for local high school students to use Maunakea Observatories for their innovative research projects....


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Maui Hospital: The Little Engine That Could
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 26, 2017

...Despite multiple attempts to stop or derail it, things keep chugging along. And come July 1, it looks like Maui residents are finally going to start getting the care they deserve....


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US-built fish-boat needs congressional Jones Act waiver
by Michael Hansen Friday, May 26, 2017

The shipbuilding yard, Dakota Creek, misinterpreted the U.S. build regulations and ordered several pieces of steel hull plate to be prefabricated in the Netherlands....


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Intermarriage: Honolulu is #1 in USA
by News Release Friday, May 26, 2017

...17% of US newlyweds were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015 -- in Honolulu is was 42%....


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Death Tax? Yes Hawaii Has One
by Tax Foundation Thursday, May 25, 2017

...Fourteen states and the District of Columbia impose an estate tax....


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Report: Hawaii Shows Little Growth in Preschool Funding
by News Release Thursday, May 25, 2017

...Hawaii continues to support only a few hundred children in public preschool....


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Hawaii Visitor Spending Rose 9 Percent in April 2017
by News Release Thursday, May 25, 2017

...Four Largest Visitor Markets Reported Growth in Spending and Arrivals....


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Akina Praises Trustees Unanimous Support for OHA Audit
by Kelii Akina Thursday, May 25, 2017

...the SOQ will allow OHA to engage an auditor or auditing firm to conduct an examination of not only OHA but its subsidiary LLCs, for a period reaching back five years....


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HB209: Tax credit to help poor really helps politicians
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 25, 2017

...state lawmakers mostly would just be raising taxes on the rich and giving it to themselves....


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Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years
by News Article Thursday, May 25, 2017

...followers of events in genetic modification of food and crops have been familiar with the “fake news” phenomenon for years....


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The case for short-term rentals
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 25, 2017

...the home sharing economy helps locals deal with Hawaii’s cost of living....


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UH Manoa Prof Freaks Out After DOI Lightly Edits New Release On Climate Change
by News Article Thursday, May 25, 2017
The DOI allegedly removed from this sentence: “Global climate change drives sea-level rise, increasing the frequency of coastal flooding.”

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KOS: Is the Hawaii GOP dead?
by News Article Thursday, May 25, 2017

It went from losing the state by 42% in 2012 with President Obama at the top of the ballot to losing it by 32%....


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Hawaii Preparing New Nuclear Contingency Plan Because of North Korea
by News Article Thursday, May 25, 2017

FOIA documents show the Hawaii Department of Defense is about to revamp its emergency plans for a nuclear missile attack....


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OHA Trustees Approve Independent Audit
by Video Video Wednesday, May 24, 2017

...Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees Are Afraid Of You....


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NFIB: Hanalei River Ruling a Victory for Small Business
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2017

...The NFIB Small Business Legal Center, speaking on behalf of Hawaii’s small-business community, commends the Hawaii Supreme Court decision in County of Kauai v. Hanalei River Holdings, Ltd....


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4th Best Access: Hawaii Medicated Marijuana is Grade B
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2017

...evaluate and compare the myriad of medical cannabis laws across the country....


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Honolulu Rail Counting the Cost
by Video Video Wednesday, May 24, 2017

...Law professor Randy Roth, who has a long history advocating for the public good, appears on E Hana Kakou with Dr. Akina to discuss why it is time to hold our government leaders responsible for the progress of the Rail....


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Robotics Showcased by Yap Island Students
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"We should all be proud of these kids, who’ve been at it since 2011," explained regional newspaper publisher Lee Weber....


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Proposed revisions to Central Oahu Plan available for review
by News Release Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The plan will be presented at the Waipahu Neighborhood Board meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Filipino Community Center....


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Trying to Save Money? Honolulu Among Worst Places to do it
by News Article Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Where you live can have a big impact on your wallet....


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Whistleblowers: Sunrun Faked Hawaii Sales Data to Boost IPO
by News Article Tuesday, May 23, 2017

...employees in Hawaii didn’t process cancellations representing about 40 percent of total orders in Hawaii between May 2015-October 2015....


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Gabbard Bipartisan Bill: End Warrantless Collection of Americans’ Emails
by News Release Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Last month, the NSA announced it is ending its collection of Americans’ Internet communications that merely mention identifying terms for foreign targets....


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UH Manoa Professor Lists Pregnancy, ‘Racism,’ ‘Misogyny’ As Professional Experience On ‘Liberated’ Resume
by News Article Tuesday, May 23, 2017

...the professor lists that she “grew human in own body,” created milk for and gave birth to a baby, and “survived pregnancy, labor, and infant care related misogyny.”....


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Pasha Hawaii Selects foreign-owned yard to build Jones Act containerships
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, May 23, 2017

To finance their proposed newbuildings, Pasha Hawaii should be able to apply for the federal ship finance program....


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DoI Announces Budget for Territories, Micronesia
by News Release Tuesday, May 23, 2017

....President Proposes $591.9 Million FY18 Budget for the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States....


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Sex, Lies, and Repetitious Badgering: Meet Hawaii’s New Superintendent of Schools
by Video Video Tuesday, May 23, 2017

... The HSTA wanted 'new perspectives' -- so Ige's BoE dumped Matayoshi and got this ....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Consumers Highest Mortgage Debt in USA
by News Release Monday, May 22, 2017

...Hawaii’s home ownership increased 10 percentage points from 46.9 percent in 1970 to 56.9 percent in 2015 while the U.S. home ownership increased less than one percentage point from 62.9 percent to 63.8 percent during the same time period....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 22, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, May 22, 2017

...MegaVote for Hawaii's 1st & 2nd Congressional Districts....


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State Scores ‘F’ -- Balance Sheets Hide Retirement Debt
by News Article Monday, May 22, 2017

...state government officials continue to obscure large amounts of retirement debt on their balance sheets, despite new rules to increase financial transparency....


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OHA to Vote on Audit Wednesday
by News Article Sunday, May 21, 2017

RM #17-06 is both the authorization to retain an auditor to perform the independent audit of OHA, and is the final approval for funding of the audit itself....


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GEMS: A Raid by Any Other Name…
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 21, 2017

GEMS, as a program, has been a miserable failure, resulting primarily in a large wad of cash that is just sitting in the bank. That’s why our legislature got the bright idea to “use” it to prop up another miserable failure – the “Cool the Schools” initiative....


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Where Might Kim Jong Un Strike If He Gets His Treasured ICBM?
by News Article Saturday, May 20, 2017

"if you can hold American homeland targets at risk, that might induce caution.”


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UH Announces Plan to Use Upcoming King Tides for Global Warming Propaganda
by News Article Saturday, May 20, 2017

...UH plans King Tides “citizen science” project -- submitting photos online....


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UHERO County Forecast: Economies Still Growing, But Slowing
by UH ERO Friday, May 19, 2017

Prospects are good for continued growth in each of Hawaii’s four counties, if at a slower pace than in recent years....


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Polls Close Tonight at 11:59PM-- Neighborhood Board elections
by News Release Friday, May 19, 2017

...Online Voting ends at 11:59PM Friday May 19....


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Board of Education selects next Superintendent—No word on Golden Parachute
by News Release Friday, May 19, 2017

...Christina Kishimoto, Ph.D., signed a three-year contract and will start on August 1, 2017....


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Matayoshi’s DoE Receives national innovation award
by News Release Friday, May 19, 2017

...then the HSTA's Governor's minions fired her....


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Lawsuit against Hawaii Churches Hurts the Surrounding Community
by News Article Friday, May 19, 2017

...atheists Mitchell Kahle and Holly Huber sued the churches under Hawaii’s False Claims Act....


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HB209: Sneaky Legislators Limit Usefulness of Earned Income Tax Credit
by News Article Friday, May 19, 2017

...but they didn't limit the oppressiveness of the income tax hike that went with it....


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State, Counties Pass Tax Hikes off to Each Other
by Kelii Akina Friday, May 19, 2017

...Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai counties are all considering raising the property tax....


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Which Places Pay the Most in Property Taxes?
by Tax Foundation Thursday, May 18, 2017

Property taxes are assessed as a percentage of home values, so it follows that higher property taxes are paid where housing prices are higher than average....


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FCC Takes Step Towards Freeing the Internet
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, May 18, 2017

...preventing “1930s-era regulations on internet providers.”....


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OHA community meetings to update on Corrupt Kakaʻako Makai planning process
by News Release Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday at 6 p.m. at Windward Community College in Kāneʻohe....


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Controversial New VA Director to Host Kauai Town Hall Meeting
by News Release Thursday, May 18, 2017

...5pm Friday at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue....


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UH Manoa Prof Demands Colleges ‘Stop Hiring White Men’--Unless They're Trannies
by News Article Thursday, May 18, 2017

...“The terrible people are coming out of the woodwork to tell me how awful (‘racist’ and ‘sexist’) I am for writing this post,” she laments....


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HB451: DHHL Answers Questions on Blood Quantum Reduction
by News Release Thursday, May 18, 2017

...HB451 will be submitted to the Department of Interior (DOI) for review. In addition, HB451 requires the consent of the United States Congress....


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Retaliation: Supreme Court Upholds Hanalei Land Seizure
by Robert Thomas Thursday, May 18, 2017

The case involves three parcels on Kauai -- one of which is owned by a fellow who has been a thorn in the County's side....


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‘US Built’ Matson Ships Return from Chinese Shipyard
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, May 17, 2017

...Matson tried to hide it, but....


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Hirono Cancer is 'Stage 4'
by News Release Wednesday, May 17, 2017

...Cancer Society: Stage 4 Kidney Cancer Survival Rate is 8%....


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OHA’s Secret Contract
by Video Video Wednesday, May 17, 2017

...Hawaiiʻs Attorney General Had No Choice But To Start A Criminal Probe....


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ACLU: Ten Questions for Honolulu’s Next Chief of Police
by News Release Wednesday, May 17, 2017

...we ask that the Commission pose the following ten questions to all candidates for the position....


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Ikaika Anderson Land Use Facepalm
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, May 16, 2017
“The lawyers start rubbing their hands a little bit because the comments are giving them ammunition.”
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Drug Use Per Capita: Hawaii Ranks 38th
by News Article Tuesday, May 16, 2017

...comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita....


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Peter Apo: ‘People can just make up stuff, and pronounce cultural claims with little or no validation’
by News Article Tuesday, May 16, 2017

...I observe a seriously diminished vigilance in contemporary Hawaiian society on maintaining the cultural dignity of our traditions in the absence of a collective will to check our facts....


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USNWR: Put the Jones Act Out to Sea
by Michael Hansen Monday, May 15, 2017

...One compromise could exempt Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico from the American-built ship requirement....


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More Government Isn’t Puerto Rico’s Answer
by Michael Hansen Monday, May 15, 2017

...advocating for additional changes in federal and local regulations to improve Puerto Rico’s economy....


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Atheist Lawsuit Against Hawaii Churches to be Heard by State Supreme Court Friday
by Hawaii Family Forum Monday, May 15, 2017

...The court will be hearing the Appeal THIS FRIDAY, and you are invited to sit in....


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Hawaii Democrats Push for Closed Primary Fails--SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Case
by News Article Monday, May 15, 2017

... the Supreme Court refusal leaves lower court rulings intact ....


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Star-Adv Flacks for DHS Insiders--Trashes Peter Boy Book
by Andrew Walden Monday, May 15, 2017

...entrenched interests within the DHS culture of secrecy are afraid of this book and its contents....


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After Death of Kauai Girl, DLNR Clears Homeless Drug Addicts out of Kalalau
by News Release Monday, May 15, 2017

“If there’s any silver lining to what law breakers are posting on social media, is that it’s caused significant public outrage."


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Jones Act: An out of date anchor on the American Economy
by Michael Hansen Monday, May 15, 2017

...While the act harms all Americans, some consumers are more acutely affected — such as non-contiguous states like Alaska and Hawaii and American territories like Puerto Rico....


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What has the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Done for you Lately?
by News Article Sunday, May 14, 2017

OHA tries to co-opt any aloha `āina, Mauna Kea and Independence events every time....


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TrumpTax: Losing the State Tax Deduction
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 14, 2017

On April 26, the Trump Administration released a document that contained a roadmap of sorts for an overhaul of the federal tax code....


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