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Sunday, January 24, 2021
January 24, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 755 Views
  1. Police and Prosecutors Conspired to Cover up Brutal Maui Hate Crime
  2. Hypocrisy: OHA Demands Transparency from Counties, State
  3. Green: 92,000 vaccines in the fridge because we are afraid the supplies will be cut off
  4. Gang Leader Escapes Justice Again and Again
  5. Time to revamp Hawaii’s government
  6. Shutting off welcoming state Capitol from the public would send discouraging message
  7. Time not right for $17 minimum wage in Hawaii
  8. Give Lots and Lots of Money to HGEA to Save ‘Economy
  9. Hawaii hotel industry struggling to bring workers back
  10. Aloha Stadium scheme is doomed because it is more about development than football
  11. County: COVID-19 app won’t be mandatory for travelers
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Saturday, January 23, 2021
January 23, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 989 Views
  1. Naming Names:  Parade of former, current council members subpoenaed to testify in federal probe
  2. Proposed Budget Cuts Would ‘Basically Gut’ Hawaii State Auditor’s Office
  3. Tax Hike Coming: Waters says balancing city’s $400 million budget deficit is top priority
  4. New faces, same Covid plan
  5. Food Basket reports ‘significant’ decrease in number of people served in Kona
  6. 60,000 Shots Sitting in Fridge
  7. Molokai moves to Age 65+ COVID-19 vaccines
  8. Next Boondoggle: Estimated price tag for Ala Wai flood prevention project doubles to $650M
  9. Hawaii’s Land Board cracks down on illegal seawalls
  10. New HART Board Member Wants A Fraud Hotline
  11. Feds charge suspected accomplice of ‘Proud Boys Hawaii’ founder in U.S. Capitol riot
  12. Hawaii lawmakers push to legalize marijuana for personal use
  13. More Homeless Mayhem: Bums Take over Walgreens Flagship Store
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Friday, January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 407 Views
  1. New Route For Honolulu Rail? Any ‘Hare-Brained’ Scheme Is Being Considered
  2. Commission only wants to see election success in all-mail balloting—Sends in late report to Legislature
  3. Rate Hikes Coming: HECO, Public Utilities Commission move ahead with performance-based regulation
  4. The Opening Day Speech That Never Was
  5. 13,690 Hawaiʻi Households Received Nearly $60 Million in Pandemic-Related Housing/Rent Assistance
  6. New findings show more than half of Hawaii’s hotel rooms will remain empty in 2021  
  7. 20% of all parking tickets issued over the last 5 years went unpaid, state records show
  8. Some Moloka'i residents push to restart Maui-Moloka'i ferry
  9. Biden Signs Order Fully Reimbursing Hawaii National Guard For COVID-19 Operations
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:40 PM :: 569 Views
  1. Some are renewing a push for federal recognition of Native Hawaiians under Biden administration
  2. Hanalei Vigilantes to be Model for Hawaii Tourism Industry
  3. State Senate Top Priority Raising Taxes to Satisfy HSTA
  4. After 8 years on the job, Honolulu’s fire chief to retire next month
  5. Five questions with Sherry Menor-McNamara on Hawaii's $700M unemployment insurance deficit
  6. State blames aging mainframe computer for delays paying revived ‘plus-up,’ other jobless aid
  7. In new legislative session, leaders seek changes in penalties for COVID violations
  8. O’ahu Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Coming?
  9. News from Hilo: Former cop changes pleas in assault, abuse cases at Center of Hawaii County Government
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 577 Views
  1. Saiki, Hanabusa Launch Attack on State Auditor to Save OHA’s Dirty Secrets
  2. Cataluna: The New Year Brings A New Hawaii
  3. Ige: Doses in Fridge are for 2nd Vaccination
  4. New City prosecutor asks for dismissal in COVID-19 violation case against U.S. Surgeon General
  5. A Year Later, HPD Still Investigating Shooting Deaths Of 2 Police Officers
  6. Leaders criticize ‘chronic mismanagement’ of Native Hawaiian burials
  7. Vaccinated travelers could be exempt from quarantine, testing by spring
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 PM :: 640 Views
  1. $700M Tax Hike Coming
  2. Hawaii Burned $1.3B on COVID Unemployment. Businesses May Have To Pay The Tab
  3. Carbon Taxes Will Raise Taxes -- But Will It Reduce Emissions?
  4. Fear of Violence Exploited to Keep Public in the Dark at Hawaii Legislature
  5. Republican Priorities for 2021 Legislature
  6. Insiders’ 5 point plan for economy
  7. Hawaii Lawmakers May Cut Solar Credits
  8. Lawmakers Still Hope To Pass Climate Legislation in 2021
  9. Some Want Permanent Security Barriers At Capitol, But At What Cost?
  10. Federal Prosecutors ask that Maui Hate Attack defendants be held without bail
  11. 100 Day plan for prosecutor’s office
  12. University of Hawaii and Department of Education design budget cuts to boost case for Tax Hikes
  13. Big Isle pediatricians to DOE: ‘Open our schools’
  14. Oahu’s first mass vaccination site launches
  15. New Wave Of Federal Stimulus Money Is Hitting Hawaii—Does Anybody Need it?
  16. Miske wins increased access to defense lawyers, computerized case files
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Monday, January 18, 2021
January 18, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 522 Views
  1. Tax Hikes Could Backfire on Depressed Economy—10.1% Unemployment
  2. COVID: Kauai Anti-Tourism Measures Working—Only 20 Visitors Thursday
  3. Kupuna turned away at hospital vaccine clinic
  4. Coronavirus spread in Hawaii by the Numbers
  5. Anti-Plastic Maniacs Plan Agenda for 2021
  6. EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Delicious Nitrate Into The Ocean
  7. Hawaii Democrats About to Run out of Excuses
  8. Civil Beat Foolishly says “All Lives Matter” – Who will Billionaire Omidyar Pay for this Transgression?
  9. Leader of 2007 Anti-Superferry Riots wants ‘Accountability’ from Trumpsters
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Sunday, January 17, 2021
January 17, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:59 PM :: 1236 Views
  1. $400M GE Tax Hike Planned
  2. Ige Sets up 2021 Legislative Session to Produce Tax Hikes
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority spent ‘exorbitant’ amounts marketing to visitors as lockdowns dropped demand
  4. Congresswoman Concerned About Hawaii CARES Spending Got No Answers From Ige
  5. Current state of homelessness on Kaua‘i discussed
  6. 5K on Kaua‘i vaccinated
  7. Gas use down 18%, Hawaii County highway fund takes a hit from less driving
  8. Kauai businesses give dour assessment of survival chances under travel restrictions
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Saturday, January 16, 2021
January 16, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 1745 Views
  1. Doing the Job the State Won’t Do: Feds Charge Maui Thugs in 2014 Hate Crime Attack
  2. Legislators Clueless: Everything depends on new Biden ‘Stimulus’
  3. While Thousands of Shots Sit in Fridge, Maui Hospital’s vaccine clinic closing FOR 3 WEEKS over 'shortage'
  4. Thousands seek appointments for COVID-19 vaccine as distribution ramps up
  5. Oahu public school principal under fire for holding student assembly for more than 80
  6. Adding up the business losses in Hawaii
  7. DLIR’s dated technology slows distribution of unemployment benefits
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Friday, January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:02 PM :: 676 Views
  1. With 1000s of Shots in the Fridge, DoH Tries to Blame ‘Supply Uncertainty’ for Hawaii’s Slow Mass Vaccination Effort
  2. New Excuse for Slow COVID Vaccination Rollout—Blame Seniors
  3. 50% of Hawaii Small Business Short on Rent
  4. COVID Criminal Releases: 60% Rearrested (but don’t worry, the soft-on-crime crowd will explain this away)
  5. Streets filling up with homeless from Mainland
  6. Tax Hike Sales Pitch: Closure of Hilo Youth Challenge Academy
  7. No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers
  8. Federal judge orders ‘Proud Boys Hawaii’ founder to surrender passport
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 1504 Views
  1. Hawaii Ranks 46th In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Feds Say we have 118,000 shots sitting in the Fridge
  2. Oahu Vaccinations Begin Monday Age 75+ Sign Up Here
  3. Crowds Form at Maui Vaccination Site, Hundreds Turned Away
  4. What Crisis? $30M pricetag to renovate water features at the state Capitol raises eyebrows
  5. DoE Wastes $5M Pretending to Assemble Digital Lessons That Won’t be Ready Until COVID is Gone
  6. Barricades block Hawaii Capitol building entrances after FBI warns of armed protests in all states
  7. Ochs Used as Excuse to Restrict Journalists
  8. Results from first phase of Snorkel Safety Study explains causes of snorkeling drownings in Hawaii
  9. Homelessness anticipated to gradually rise—PIT Count cancelled
  10. Homeless man, 34, arrested after allegedly assaulting homeless woman with tire iron
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
January 13, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1438 Views
  1. Ige to Raise GE Tax -- ponders higher fuel and income taxes
  2. Hawaii: 60,000 Vaccines in Refrigerator?  DoH says just an illusion as COVID-19 vaccine rollout lags
  3. The DOE to pay Private Tutors after a year of paying HSTA members to do nothing
  4. How One Company Is Going The Extra Mile To do the Job DOE- HSTA Won’t
  5. Alm says his top priority is restoring public’s trust in city Prosecutor’s Office
  6. Judge to hear motion to dismiss charge against surgeon general
  7. Lawsuit alleges businesses are victims of a massive city sewer fee ‘ripoff’
  8. Schools that purchased PPE early on won’t be reimbursed with emergency funds?
  9. Sacrifice?  The Bus workers want $800/mo raise
  10. No ‘twindemic’ as cases of flu remain scarce
  11. Late to the COVID Game: Maui Anti-Tourism Activists Hope to Replicate Kauai’s Success
  12. Human trafficking, sexual violence cases triple amid pandemic
  13. Repeat Offender charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into Waialae Iki home
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Letters to the Editor January, 2021
By Letters to the Editor @ 11:22 PM :: 688 Views
  • I got my first covid shot yesterday
  • World getting better!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 875 Views
  1. Only Two mass vaccination sites planned for Oahu as Sister isles Begin Inoculating Hundreds
  2. Kauai: 500 Teachers Get Vaccine on Day One
  3. Maui: Hundreds turn out for vaccine drive
  4. Lawmakers concerned after FBI warns of ‘armed protests’ planned at all 50 state capitals
  5. Stupid UH Progressives Try to Tie Nick Ochs to Mayor Blangiardi
  6. Hawaii stepping up security at state Capitol and all government buildings
  7. Organizers: ’Unmasked flash mob’ canceled
  8. DHHL chair says Kapolei casino would be built on land not zoned for homes
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Monday, January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 1353 Views
  1. Sgt Schultz Caldwell: “How do you know something you don’t know until you know it?”
  2. False Dichotomy: Furloughs or Tax Hikes?  Let’s Create our own Choice -- Tough Questions For The Hawaii Department Of Education
  3. As DoH Dithers, AARP Hawaii urges safe access to COVID-19 vaccine for seniors aged 75 and older
  4. $5000 Bail for Ochs -- seen in mob that stormed U.S. Capitol
  5. Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Republicans Should Follow Up On Tardy Stand Against Violence
  6. Kailua Kona Q Anon Nuts Rally for Trump
  7. Blood Bank of Hawaii asks COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma to help save lives
  8. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm unveils 100-day plan Tuesday
  9. Soft on Crime: Lifelong Criminal Gets Another Fake 20 Years Sentence—HPA will let him out soon (again)
  10. Replacement work avoids funding halt at Aloha Stadium
  11. Dillingham Airfield Still Set to Close in June
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Sunday, January 10, 2021
January 10, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 1749 Views
  1. Miske-Related Case Shows How State Judiciary Protects Mafia
  2. Hawaii businesses fear unemployment tax increases will ruin their economic recovery
  3. Federal labor department to investigate Hawaii’s unemployment insurance system
  4. Big Island Mayor Roth hospitalized with chest pains
  5. With triple-digit case spikes, Mayor Blangiardi focuses on how to move the city forward
  6. Kauai County to begin Mass Vaccination for Age 75+
  7. Honolulu Police Spent $150,000 In CARES Funds On A Robot Dog to Scan Homeless
  8. Chang: Singapore Housing Bill will be back this Session
  9. Defense spending ‘incredibly important’ for Hawaii during COVID-19 pandemic
  10. Public unhappy over lack of access: Pandemic, technology and tension during long council session
  11. Hawaii Republican Party, already weakened, gets destroyed by Trumpism and extremism
  12. Pachinko Billionaire Buys up Hawaii Golf Clubs—Drama Follows
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Saturday, January 9, 2021
January 9, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 PM :: 947 Views
  1. Nearly 600 cases reported in 2 days, officials urge people not to gather
  2. Tax Hike Kabuki: Ige Says Only Biden can Save You 
  3. In blistering letter, UH officials condemn school’s financial relationship with Aloha Stadium
  4. Longtime Rail Officials Ousted As New CEO Joins HART
  5. Rick Keene tapped as HART's No. 2 official
  6. HSTA Complains Principals too slow to Shut Schools Back Down so HSTA Members can get back to being paid for doing nothing
  7. Retired Officer involved in Kealoha case may receive reduced sentence
  8. Legal battle brewing over portion of proceeds from sale of Kealohas’ home
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Friday, January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 601 Views
  1. Hawaii Will Collect More Taxes Than Expected—But Don’t Worry, we’re still going to raise taxes
  2. Ige’s mom, mom-in-law vaccinations look unfair
  3. Work-from-Hawaii program draws 50K applicants for 50 spots
  4. Number of unemployment claims in Hawaii jumps before PEUC Deadline
  5. Biki Bike Should be Allowed to Siphon Money from Taxpayers because it is Green
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Thursday, January 7, 2021
January 7, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:59 PM :: 801 Views
  1. Tax Hikes on Fuel, Food and Health Care
  2. Green calls for 2-week moratorium on social gatherings as new coronavirus cases reach high of 322
  3. Department of Education shuffles papers rather than distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 44,000+ employees
  4. Tax Hike Sales Pitch: DoE Claims 1,300 teaching positions at risk
  5. HSTA Member Posts Bail, Returns to Mainland after Forcing School Evacuation
  6. State-Run Bank would be State Run Bank-Ruptcy
  7. Hawaii Electric Industries (HEI) Launches New Buying Spree
  8. Spying on You: New app could warn you of COVID-19 exposure
  9. HPD Deputy Says ‘We Did Nothing Wrong’ In Surveillance On Cabinet Official
  10. Soft on Crime: 13 Priors Does it Again
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021
January 6, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 997 Views
  1. Hawaii facing largest recession in history
  2. Constantly Changing Safe Travels rules impede recovery
  3. Changing of restaurant rules ‘definitely killing us’
  4. State to expand eligibility for COVID vaccine to those 75 and up, more essential workers
  5. HECO:  Latest Green Energy Scheme Based on Faulty Accounting
  6. Workforce drug tests show Hawaii marijuana, cocaine use up in last half of 2020
  7. Amemiya Lands City Council Gig To Cash In On Retirement Benefits
  8. Kirk Caldwell's Reality Show Takes a Brief Hiatus — Hopefully
  9. The Continuing Clout Of Hawaii’s Public Worker Unions
  10. Hawaii will need to pay $59 million in interest to cover unemployment
  11. Legislative Agenda: Raise Taxes by Threatening Cuts to Sex Abuse Treatment
  12. Legislative Agenda: Progressives will push for $17/hr Minimum Wage
  13. Enviros Plan to Gain Control of 30% of US Waters
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021
January 5, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 1194 Views
  1. Higher state taxes under consideration—So Big We Can’t Explain
  2. DoH Purposefully Slow-Walking COVID 19 vaccines—“all part of the plan”
  3. Sound Familiar???  DoH Blames Holidays, Feds, Logistics For Slow rollout of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan
  4. Green Pushing DoH to Stop Dawdling
  5. Economic forecast: Visitor numbers could hit 6M this year
  6. Kaua‘i students go back to school on Blended Schedule
  7. Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law?
  8. Hawaii Employees' Retirement System on Government Workers' Exodus
  9. Violence against women in abusive relationships escalated during pandemic, experts say
  10. Hawaii Restaurant Card gave a nice boost, but $5M never spent
  11. Judge dismisses obstruction case against Kealoha conspiracy victim
  12. EPA Muddies the Water on Permitting Discharges to Groundwater ‎and What the Biden Administration Will Likely Do About It
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Monday, January 4, 2021
January 4, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 1374 Views
  1. Why Did Kealoha Care About Protecting Miske?
  2. Legislators Begin Discussing Tax Hikes Today
  3. Vaccine Plan for Hawaii in 2021
  4. COVID infection rate on the rise
  5. For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off
  6. Legislative Agenda: Advocates Again Pushing For Automatic Voter Registration
  7. Rep Holt, Sen Keohokalole Announce Support for DHHL Casino
  8. Maui County Public schools to resume this week
  9. Kauai Occupancy Yo-Yo as mayor panders to Hanalei Celebrutards who want to Shut Island Down
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Sunday, January 3, 2021
January 3, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 940 Views
  1. Blangiardi no comment on plans to tackle mountain of problems
  2. Honolulu City Council members sworn in-- Waters was elected Council chairman
  3. Steve Alm sworn in as Honolulu prosecutor—Launches Audit of Kealoha Cases
  4. Vax for Age 75+ to begin Mid-January?
  5. Hawaii has most believers in Eco-Religion
  6. Do local youth have a future in Hawaii?
  7. Report shows coronavirus pandemic increases the need for doctors in Hawaii
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Saturday, January 2, 2021
January 2, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 2733 Views
  1. COVID Cures Flu in Hawaii:  Only 5 Flu Cases – Flu Deaths drop from 227 to Zero   
  2. 51-50 News: Caldwell believes he could win governor’s race in 2022
  3. UPW staffing shortage at Halawa Correctional Facility
  4. Lt. Gov. Green: Huge spike in cases due to delay in processing tests
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Friday, January 1, 2021
January 1, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 1024 Views
  1. Despite sexual misconduct suit, city Enterprise Services director returned to work
  2. A Higher priority Than You: COVID vaccine to be available early this year for inmates
  3. Lawsuit: DOE Failed To Help Hilo Student Who Was Harassed And Bullied
  4. Hawaii’s ban on sunscreens and plastic goes into effect New Year’s Day
  5. Licensed to Work
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Thursday, December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 755 Views
  1. Ige: Federal COVID Relief Won’t Prevent Tax Hikes
  2. Dear Mayor-Elect Blangiardi: Please Add Transparency To Your Agenda
  3. “Lands on Maunakea are some of the best managed and protected lands in the entire state.”
  4. Nearly $70M spent statewide through Hawaii Restaurant Card program    
  5. Katherine Kealoha got a 13-year sentence, but she’ll be released in 2030. Here’s why.
  6. Hawaii’s UPW-Controlled Prisons: When Inmates had guns
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 1299 Views
  1. Hawaii needs the federal corruption probes to keep moving forward
  2. Blangiardi’s transition team announces Cabinet selections
  3. Caldwell claims to close $400M shortfall without the slightest inconvenience to public unions
  4. University of Hawaii budget proposal to the Legislature includes $78M in cuts
  5. Tax Cheat Gary Hooser says ‘Raise Taxes’
  6. Hawaii heiress Abigail Kawananankoa got $142,000 federal bailout loan
  7. Biden: Vaccine Distribution being Slow-Walked until Jan 20
  8. Spying on You: COVID-19 exposure notification app going Statewide
  9. 48 Priors: Life Long Crime Spree Finally Comes to an End
  10. Hawaii Worst State to Retire
  11. The War On Tiki Bars
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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 1597 Views
  1. Lori Kahikina, new Rail Boss, Obstructed Dillingham Dig
  2. HART Fails To Address Risks Of Fraud, Waste And Abuse
  3. Gov. David Ige opposes plan for casino in Kapolei
  4. Caldwell’s Legacy As Honolulu Mayor Is Marred By Rail And Homelessness
  5. Nursing homes begin vaccinations, but who’s next?
  6. Hawaii sees 38% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations—Case Count ‘Artificially Low’
  7. Tourism recovery not seen until summer, hotel execs say
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Monday, December 28, 2020
December 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 876 Views
  1. Public support for unions is a hard sell when so many in the private sector are hurting--so here’s how to manipulate a Billion Dollar tax Hike
  2. Next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in Hawaii this week
  3. Are Open-Book Tests Making It Too Easy To Become A Honolulu Police Officer?
  4. Thousands turn out for The Food Basket’s 100th ‘food drop’ since April
  5. COVID disinformation is dangerous to society
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Sunday, December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:40 PM :: 1292 Views
  1. What Emergency? Hawaii Tourism Authority Keeps Funneling Money to WCIT/DTL Scheme
  2. Hawaii’s leaders bring profiles in futlessness to dreadful year
  3. Potential Kapolei casino raises concerns in Las Vegas
  4. Over a hundred car break-ins and thefts reported within a week
  5. Sick Leave: Lets Pay People to Stay at Home and Do Nothing
  6. Puna Cell Phone Tower Permit Triggers Anti-5G Nuts
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Saturday, December 26, 2020
December 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 660 Views
  1. More Hawaii residents struggle to pay bills, survey indicates
  2. Hawaii Begins Public Debate Over Whether To Allow Vaccinated Travelers To Skip Quarantine
  3. Kauai COVID Numbers are Low—Why Hasn’t HSTA-DoE Reopened Schools?
  4. Navy begins to assess secondary containment for the fuel at Red Hill
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Saturday, December 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor December, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:36 AM :: 1580 Views
  1. The Manchurian Candidate
  2. TO: All OHA Trustees--"it is about power"
  3. TMT Ethics: Taxpayer Funds for Benefit of Protesters
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Friday, December 25, 2020
December 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 1763 Views
  1. Federal corruption probe targets DPP staffers
  2. Renewed push for disclosure of final sealed record in Miske-related case
  3. Panel defers 2% pay hike for Maui mayor, council
  4. Hawaii DOH gives vaccine distribution update
  5. About 20% of Honolulu’s first responders received the Moderna coronavirus vaccination shot
  6. Hawaii nursing homes experience falling COVID-19 deaths and cases
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Thursday, December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 1412 Views
  1. Caldwell, Amemiya Owe Public Answers On Surveillance Scheme
  2. Hawaii to delay state furloughs after virus relief bill passes
  3. Caldwell, Robbins Next Failure: Keep Building Rail in Phases Forever
  4. Hawaii vacation rentals 32% occupancy in November—outpace hotels
  5. Mayor Kawakami requests ‘resort bubble’ alternative to Safe Travels Program
  6. Kauai Building Homeless Housing Units
  7. PUC OKs regulatory changes for Hawaiian Electric
  8. Hawaii Joins Legal Battle Over Telework Tax
  9. Caldwell announces new H-POWER contract to recycle ash, prevent it from going into Oahu landfills
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 946 Views
  1. Green: Exempt Vaccinated Hawaii Travelers From Quarantine  
  2. Do Reformers Change Government Or Vice Versa?
  3. Some Honolulu Police Officers Are Doubling Their Salaries With Overtime
  4. Tulsi Gabbard refuses vaccine until all front-line health care workers and seniors get inoculated. 
  5. Convicted Felon Complains About Getting Free Stuff too Slowly
  6. 112 homeless dead because we could not force them to accept shelter
  7. Casino Yes – Telescope No???
  8. Banning pedestrians from the road into the Waipio Valley runs contrary to state and county law
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 1473 Views
  1. Did Caldwell Entrap the Police Chief? 
  2. Deadline extended for $250M federal grant for Honolulu Rail
  3. Federal COVID-19 aid could postpone Hawaii state worker furloughs, Gov. David Ige says
  4. 30,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines arrive in Hawaii, many slated for neighbor islands
  5. Hawaii hotels continued to see huge declines in November despite pre-travel testing program
  6. Inmates who get COVID-19 will no longer be added to Oahu’s daily case count
  7. Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to help with down payments outside DHHL Lands
  8. Hawaii Reboots Depression-Era Conservation Corps Using Pandemic Assistance Funds
  9. Miske’s Lawyers Push for More Rights for Client
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Monday, December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 PM :: 1292 Views
  1. Caldwell Admin Ordered Covert Honolulu Police Unit to Investigate Former Medical Examiner
  2. Congress to Restore Medicaid for COFA Citizens after 24 Years
  3. Criminals Trying to Give Each other COVID May Put Oahu Back on Tier One
  4. Chinatown conditions worsen in pandemic—Overrun with Drug Addicts and Lunatics
  5. Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii
  6. Residents’ sentiment toward tourism has worsened
  7. Hawai'i could receive $1B as Congress agrees on nearly trillion dollar relief package
  8. Struggling families still waiting for city grocery cards plagued by delays
  9. Property tax assessment appeals on the rise
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Sunday, December 20, 2020
December 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1076 Views
  1. Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’—”we could raise taxes”
  2. How One death on Kauai Was Used to Destroy Tourism Industry
  3. Lackluster Hawaii tourism widens losses for hotels
  4. Hawaii’s Artificial fiascos, such as rail and stadium
  5. Physician Shortage—Hawaii GE Tax -- Only State Taxing Medicaid and Medicare Benefits 
  6. More EV Subsidies and Mandates in 2021 Legislative and Council Agenda
  7. Always Fake: Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning to stop pretending after 15 years
  8. ‘Unlawful Conduct’ Councilmember a board member for company receiving CARES funds
  9. Pandemic-related stress fueling domestic violence
  10. Sister Isle Counties Agree: COVID is Opportunity to Make You Pay to Create Feminist-Socialist Utopia
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Saturday, December 19, 2020
December 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 1063 Views
  1. Furloughs?  UPW wants another pay raise and more positions
  2. Unions move to take legal action to prevent state worker furloughs
  3. HART Board Selects New CEO—Refuses to make name public
  4. Surrrprise! Aloha Stadium not quite shut down, will ‘entertain’ new events with added expenses
  5. Caldwell: Cut Maintenance at Blaisdell Center to force Renovations—Just like Aloha Stadium
  6. Kauai can’t afford a COVID outbreak, but they can’t afford a shutdown for much longer, either
  7. Pandemic Hits More Than 1,475 Hawaiʻi Inmates This Year—but doesn’t take a bite out of crime
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Friday, December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 991 Views
  1. Corrections Commission Wants To Pause Planning On New Oahu Jail as Part of Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out onto Streets
  2. HART board votes to oust CEO, search for as-of-yet unnamed replacement
  3. O-Posers: Hawaii Board of Education members oppose furloughing teachers, school staff
  4. “The fiscal impacts will get worse in the next two or three years”
  5. Hawaii emerges as leader in distributing CARES Act funding to solve housing issues
  6. Unemployed Demand HGEA Members Show up for Work
  7. Stripped of TAT, Kauai County Raids Reserve to fund HGEA Salary Increases
  8. Oahu to use $7 million towards COVID-related programs after CARES Act money runs out
  9. Regulatory Hearing Today -- The End of Coal in Hawai’i   
  10. Reckless Endangerment?  Alleged pistol in accidental shooting was police issued gun
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 1424 Views
  1. Kouchi: Gambling must wait for the fake Hawaiian Indian Tribe 
  2. Recycling Dead Ideas: Similar DHHL Casino Bill 10 Years Ago
  3. What Did HPD Do To Prevent Another Kealoha Scandal? ‘Appoint Me’, Chief Says
  4. Hawaii Supreme Court Releases Cachola Arbitration Decision
  5. State issues new COVID-19 rules, shortening quarantine and extending eviction protections
  6. Survey: More than 40% of Hawaii restaurants may not be in business in 6 months
  7. Aloha Stadium Plan just like rail—Shut down to Save Money (but first pretend to be unsafe to juice new stadium boondoggle)
  8. Insiders Only Plan—Magic Money from the Federal Sky
  9. 7.6% of CARES Act funds left on Kaua‘i
  10. Maui EMS Pretends to Suffer Budget Cuts
  11. Denied: Hawaii bar owners ask court to let them open
  12. Teleworking from paradise may sting come tax time
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:58 PM :: 2097 Views
  1. Hawaiian Home Lands considers proposal to build casino in Kapolei 
  2. DHHL Casino Plan Tied to DeBartolo—Convicted of Casino Bribery in 1990s
  3. Furloughs?  HGEA demands more ‘Positions’  -- Threatens to Delay unemployment, Medicaid and SNAP claims even more than they have been
  4. Hawaii public schools superintendent reveals furlough dates for teachers, other employees
  5. Make-work: Grab n Go Program Keeps DoE Food Service Employed preparing 22 lunches per school  
  6. Pandemic causes uptick in child abuse cases and challenges in reporting abuse
  7. In-person only: Early-learning dumping virtual classes
  8. Rail project in shambles –Robbins Leaving Sixth CEO to Quit in 9 Years
  9. Unexpected Delay in Honolulu’s “City Card" Program
  10. ‘Not worth the paper its printed on’ Former HPD chief Louis Kealoha ordered to pay back severance
  11. Elections Officials Want To Tweak Hawaii’s Mail-Voting Law Next Year
  12. Tax department following up on landlords who may be avoiding taxes on rental income
  13. Accidental shooting in Waiehu on Maui happened at police officer’s home
  14. Escape Plan: Few Remaining COVID-Free Inmates Try to Figure out how to get Disease
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:55 PM :: 1985 Views
  1. Kouchi: Legislators Discussing Income Tax Hikes
  2. Caldwell Brings Back Alleged Child Molester    
  3. Future of rail project uncertain with $250M in federal funding still up in the air
  4. State to spend nearly entire $1.25B allotment of federal COVID-19 relief fund
  5. Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels
  6. Three Times as many Pacific Islanders Hospitalized for COVID
  7. DoH Plan: Criminals Will Get COVID Vax Before You Do
  8. Criminal Releases Produce Spike in auto thefts, burglaries during pandemic
  9. Soft on Crime: 17 Convictions Does it Again
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Monday, December 14, 2020
December 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 853 Views
  1. Furloughs?   HSTA Demands a Pay Hike
  2. 5,000 to 12,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arriving in Hawaii today
  3. Test at Airport?  Ige Still Pandering to Kauai Anti-Tourism Activists
  4. Hawaii County spent 80% of $80 million CARES funds
  5. More People Are Going Hungry And It's Only Going To Get Worse
  6. Many students choose in-person classes at Hawaii’s Catholic schools
  7. Judge Orders Honolulu to pay Louis Kealoha legal fees
  8. Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not
  9. Defense Authorization Act passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday includes more than $300 million in construction projects for military bases in Hawaii.
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Sunday, December 13, 2020
December 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 2759 Views
  1. Ige: “I’m Contemplating Tax Increases”
  2. “There will need to be much more emphasis on early retirement.”
  3. Purposeful HSTA Chaos Blocks Obvious Solution for Education
  4. Usual Suspects Claim Government Employees pay is an Economic Stimulus (without laughing)
  5. Oahu property values come in flat for 2021
  6. How To Redefine The Housing Crisis In Hawaii so that Nobody Notices KSBE Profit Motive at Work
  7. How Lending Practices Restrict Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Borrowing Power
  8. Two-day summit covering Native Hawaiian homesteads
  9. Miske landed millions in loans after he knew of fed’s criminal investigation
  10. “How do you handle mean things people say on social media?”
  11. Hanauma Bay Restrictions Jam up Neighborhood
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Saturday, December 12, 2020
December 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 1943 Views
  1. Luke: Instead of Furloughs, Reduce Number of Government Employees
  2. DOE Reveals Furlough Plan For Teachers, Other Employees
  3. Soft on Crime: Repeat Offender Gets 5 Years—will be released soon
  4. Hawaii Top Biden and Trump Precincts
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Friday, December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:40 PM :: 1074 Views
  1. Kicking the Can: Mayor Caldwell says he won't furlough workers—Blangiardi will have to do it
  2. Furlough fight likely to wind up in court unless lawmakers step in
  3. December 15th at 11:59 at night, Restaurant Cards will go to zero
  4. Make-work: Grab n Go Program Keeps DoE Food Service Employed preparing 22 lunches per school
  5. Lift The Suspension Of Hawaii's Public Records Law
  6. 2012 Legislative Agenda: Gender Equity Legislation will create Jobs for Lawyers
  7. Replacing Kahele: Local Democrats prepare to fill Hilo Senate seat
  8. How Hawaii became a playground for Silicon Valley tycoons
  9. Despite millions in federal funds, HPD’s tent city at Keehi Lagoon sits mostly underutilized
  10. Dubin’s second appeal to U.S. Supreme Court denied
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 1185 Views
  1. Hawaii Government News: Logistics of storing coronavirus vaccine safely in Hawaii and distributing it still being worked out (with 5 days to go)  
  2. Oahu overwhelmed with 20,000 in quarantine because Ige is pandering to Anti-Tourism Activists on Kauai
  3. Kealoha Mailbox Lies Designed to Keep Case in State Court—It Didn’t Work
  4. HPD Corruption: It takes a village to do denial this deeply.
  5. Feds Need to Indict Rail Officials
  6. Tommy Waters beats Tsuneyoshi -- expected to become chairman of Honolulu City Council
  7. Facing economic hardship, restaurants urge city to ease plastic utensils ban--get 90 days
  8. Defense Bill Calls For Red Hill Safety Reviews Every Five Years
  9. DLNR Has Transferred More Than 19,000 Acres To Use For Agriculture
  10. Bill2: Environmentalists Complain Bill Does not do enough to Force Little People to give up cars
  11. The Democrats' Elitism Is Getting Them In Trouble
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
December 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:48 PM :: 1221 Views
  1. Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccine—Line up for Shots Starting Tuesday
  2. 4 Honolulu officers face criminal probe linked to COVID-19 enforcement overtime
  3. State officials confirm Governor Ige preparing to reduce quarantine restrictions for travelers
  4. Hawaii certifies Biden’s win of state’s presidential vote—Electors to Meet at Legislature Monday  
  5. Guilty plea ties Miske to Fraser murder plot
  6. Real estate donors injected last-minute cash into Blangiardi's final push for Honolulu mayor
  7. Changes To Hawaii’s Sunshine Law Could Improve Access To Public Meetings
  8. Homeless dude flies in from San Francisco, immediately arrested for emergency rule violation
  9. Soft on Crime: Thugs Get Away with it Again and Again
  10. Court to decide how injection wells decision impacts county
  11. As climate change threatens Pacific Islands, some atolls have been growing
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
December 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:38 PM :: 993 Views
  1. HART: P3 Bidders for Honolulu Rail include usual Rail Insiders—Prices Still Secret
  2. Incoming mayors want looser Safe Travels restrictions
  3. Mayor Roth says the state’s Safe Travels program is working
  4. City Council asks Mayor to revise tier system to help small businesses
  5. Hawai'i headed for a 'tough winter,' economists say
  6. 90% of Waiawa’s inmate population has tested positive for COVID in recent months
  7. GE Tax on Rent Becomes Obstacle to COVID Relief
  8. Ranked-Choice Voting is a System to Prevent Republicans from Winning Elections in Hawaii
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