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Friday, June 2, 2023
Letters to the Editor June, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:22 PM :: 61 Views

Pay Hike? Pledge to Recall Honolulu Councilmembers

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Friday, June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 185 Views
  1. HB1363: GE Tax Hike Funnels Millions to Developers
  2. DHHL $600M Bonanza: Ev Dowling Big Winner
  3. Ala Wai Boondoggle: Plan to be Revealed in July
  4. Big Coal Very Excited About Hawaii’s ‘Green Hydrogen’ Scheme
  5. With ERs on Oahu packed, ambulances are stacking up outside rather than responding to 911 calls
  6. Current cesspool conversion program still not enough to wipe out waste problem
  7. HPD’s New Vice Major Vows To Take Down Game Rooms
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Thursday, June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:28 PM :: 294 Views
  1. Blangiardi and Team Hanabusa Conspire to Build More Rail Stations
  2. HB999 Gut n Replace: How A Few Hawaii Senators Get Rid Of An Agency Board Member Who Was In The Way
  3. After trailer Fire, Fevella calls for audit of Hawaii film office -- Studios Not Hiring Enough Local Mafia
  4. Cock Fighting and Game Rooms: Informant Booted from meeting after naming names
  5. Trial delayed again for ex-Honolulu officials as Miske Lawyer Seeks Wheat’s Deportation from Hawaii
  6. Neighborhood board group against 64% Council raises
  7. Honolulu Council Pretends to Look at lower property taxes for some homeowners       
  8. Navy wants to remove 3 pipelines at Red Hill fuel facility
  9. Kaua‘i County Council passes resolution supporting public access of Coco Palms lands
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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 347 Views
  1. Iolani is one team: Football Coach Slices Woman Open, Found Not guilty
  2. Civil Beat sues FBI over agency secrecy
  3. Hawai’i Green Energy Initiative Dirtier Than Coal -- Tourism Industry Exempted
  4. After long wait, feds to once again back loans for homestead land cleared of WWII-era munitions
  5. Red Hill Depositions Reveal More Details About What The Navy Knew About Spill
  6. US Sen. Brian Schatz’s Subtle Push For More Psychedelic ‘Research’
  7. 14 Years Later DoT Pretends to ‘Revitalize’ Vacant Honolulu Harbor Museum Property Again 
  8. Nimitz Experience; Homeless Camps Line Road to Waikiki
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Letters to the Editor May, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:13 PM :: 1442 Views
  • Shinnyo-en Should not be on Memorial Day
  • Open Letter to ‘Honolulu Resilience Office’
  • Iroquois Point Elementary School Water Drive
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 255 Views
  1. Hawaii Property Tax Rates Creeping Up
  2. Hawaii governor still has long list of bills to sign
  3. How Tommy Waters Engineered Salary Hike via Honolulu Salary Commission
  4. Ban on outside work for City Council proposed
  5. Shooting complex still closed to some activities
  6. More Homeless Mayhem: State sees surge in syphilis infections, including for unborn babies
  7. Makaha crash trial for HPD officers is delayed
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Monday, May 29, 2023
May 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 430 Views
  1. Kakaako Makai Construction News: Gay Nightclub Backing Transsexual Challenger to House Speaker
  2. Another $100M to Back GEMS Scam Loans
  3. Hawaii moves to lure mainland doctors
  4. Hawaii Lawmakers Did Not Fund The Overpass To Kihei’s New High School
  5. Will Honolulu City Council Vote On Salary Increases?
  6. A struggle trying to vote for neighborhood board
  7. Changed Visitor Habits Crush Hawaii Travel Outlook
  8. Kuhio Beach Packed with Homeless Criminals
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Sunday, May 28, 2023
May 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 616 Views
  1. Census: 11.5% fewer children as young families flee state
  2. State needs to rein in wild spending
  3. Green to name new HTA board members: Freeze Out De Fries?
  4. Green: Regent Abercrombie
  5. Governors have been Pretending to do Something About Homelessness for 32 years
  6. USA Boxing defends disciplinary actions stemming from unsanctioned Hawaii event
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Saturday, May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 2399 Views
  1. Riots are Profitable: Civil Beat Publisher gives nearly $2M to ‘defund police’ — while funding private security startup
  2. Neighborhood plagued with homeless drug addicts’ crimes -- bums threaten to torch Mama Woo’s
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority is asked to explain U.S., Canada awards
  4. The New ‘Sustainable’ Tourism: HNL Busier Than Ever
  5. Amid pay raise debate, City Council considering a ban on second jobs for its members
  6. Overseer of zoo, Blaisdell Center, Waikiki Shell secretly resigned May 19
  7. Honolulu & State Climate Lawsuits Present Contrasting Positions
  8. Hawaii Homeownership rate among lowest in USA
  9. Bill has commercial boat operators worried for their businesses
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Friday, May 26, 2023
May 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:19 PM :: 1141 Views
  1. Nan News: Under Green’s New Plan, One Aloha Stadium Contractor will Win all the Marbles
  2. Top State Officials Were Behind A Secretive Process That Steered Millions To A First Responders Center
  3. Rumblings Of Recall Amid Honolulu Pay Raise Uproar
  4. Another CWS Fail: Man who pleaded guilty in horrific child pornography case faces 30 years behind bars
  5. First DLNR Carbon Offset Scheme Was Verified by Discredited Company
  6. Ho’ahu: Omidyar Minions See Molokai Crony-Capitalist Project as Model
  7. Honolulu Officers Who Arrested 10-Year-Old Want Protection From Lawsuit
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Thursday, May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 1004 Views
  1. Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
  2. Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
  3. Revealed: KSBE, Campbell Estate benefit from Secret Spending Found in Budget Worksheets
  4. When Already? Hawaii Policymakers Just Can't Get Aloha Stadium or HCCC Past The Planning Stage
  5. Green Announces New Aloha Stadium ‘plan’ ‘with modification’ or something
  6. $600M DHHL: 161-lot homestead project in Waikapu breaks ground
  7. Former city building chief sentenced to 5 years for role in bribery scheme
  8. Hawaii and California are the LEAST affordable places to live in the U.S. as incomes fail to keep up with soaring property prices
  9. Oahu medical calls up 20% since pre-COVID
  10. Federal judge awards $30M to former military family in Tripler Medical Center malpractice case
  11. Narrow Walkway only Route in or out of Pearl City Rail Station
  12. City parking meter upgrades aimed to fix nearly $5M loss
  13. Next Year's Elections Are Already Taking Shape — Quickly
  14. HPD Officers Fail to Kill Felon, Get Sued
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 1531 Views
  1. ‘Blame Katherine’ -- Louis Kealoha finds Media Flack to Peddle his latest story
  2. Miske defendant appeals continued confinement to 9th Circuit
  3. Over-regulation leading to those priced out of Hawaii like Iam Tongi
  4. UHERO indicates that delays in the permitting process in Hawaii have been roughly three times longer than the national average.
  5. CLUE: More Vacant Houses Means LOWER Housing Costs
  6. Where have all the workers gone? Hawaii’s chief economist explains
  7. Spying on You: Tourist tracking app could be part of Hawaii visitor management plan
  8. Legislators Want Mass Release of Criminals -- Design OCCC Funding to Fail
  9. Handi-Van saddled with Soderholm Truck-Vans (again)
  10. Oahu’s red light cameras could expand to speeding
  11. Oahu's stolen vehicles used for other crimes
  12. Maui: Former Anti-GMO Mayoral Candidate Arrested after man shot multiple times with pepper ball launcher
  13. Bumbling DoE Bureaucrats Return ‘Buy Local’ Funding to Federal Government
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
May 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 1178 Views
  1. Let’s Be Real: Hawaii Legislators Can Pretty Much Serve As Long As They Want
  2. $27.1M Payout to CNHA ‘Uncomfortably Irregular’
  3. Dos Santos-Tam Scores Swiss Junket amid criticism
  4. $253M in affordable housing funding to lapse, Honolulu officials say
  5. Honolulu reports 500% increase in suicide attempts, especially among youth
  6. Tokai Professor Busted in Child Sex Sting
  7. Sovereignty Hitman found guilty of threatening to kill Waianae harbor master to be sentenced
  8. Guam braces for ‘extensive damage’ from Typhoon Mawar
  9. COVID outbreak at Hilo nursing home includes 93 cases, 1 death
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Monday, May 22, 2023
May 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 847 Views
  1. Illegal ‘Five-Point System’ Allows Hawaii Tourism Authority to Funnel money to CNHA
  2. Unconstitutional Process Wastes first $50M on First Responders Park
  3. HART will ultimately hurt the less-fortunate more than it will help them
  4. Building Affordable in California, Hawaii: High Demand, High Hurdles
  5. Maui’s Zoning Code Is More Than 60 Years Old. Where’s The Update?
  6. Police chief talks trust during EHCC panel discussion        
  7. Rape Bus remains on Dillingham Blvd in Kalihi--Lawyer Hired instead of Tow Truck Driver
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Sunday, May 21, 2023
May 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:19 PM :: 1370 Views
  1. Another Rainy Day Slush Fund
  2. A short list for the governor
  3. Hawaii Republicans Still Trying to Figure out what to do After Convention Fails to Elect Party Treasurer
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 20, 2023
  5. Legislature criticized for 12th ‘wild spending binge’
  6. ‘Committee Chair System’ Helps Legislators Fake Support for Bills
  7. Neighborhood boards speak out on ‘absurd’ pay raise proposal for City Councilmembers
  8. Timeline: When Were Feds Watching Crooked Deals with Choy or Cullen?
  9. Hawaii’s AD hiring process raises many questions
  10. Has rail’s ridership train already left the station?
  11. HB1373: Squabbles Derail Effort to Put IATSE Mafia Thugs to Work on More Movie Sets
  12. Alleged Child Molester Indicted 2017 -- Still No Trial
  13. Handi-Van: Soderholm Manipulates Bidding process (again)
  14. Enviros Haven’t Killed Hawaii Fisheries Yet
  15. Remaining OB providers try to fill the gap in care
  16. Water rate hikes possible; new rate for hotels
  17. Waiahole Valley residents and farmers facing sky-high rent this summer
  18. Oahu crime numbers drop in 2022, HPD says
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Saturday, May 20, 2023
May 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 1237 Views
  1. Green Tokioka DBEDT Appointment part of Dela Cruz’ $200M Slush Fund Scam
  2. Priced out of paradise, Native Hawaiians make Las Vegas home
  3. Cost of Hawai’i Electricity Likely to Remain High
  4. Hawaii Hamstrings What Remains Of Aloha Airlines
  5. Boy Scouts admits prior shooting cases, attorneys say
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Friday, May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 886 Views
  1. What went well — and wrong — at the 2023 Hawaii Legislature
  2. The Number of Weather Disasters that Hit Hawaii in the Last Decade
  3. DoT Mess: Statewide Road Projects on Hold Until 2024 due to Massive Airport Problems
  4. HPD Investigation Of Makaha Cops Is Wrapping Up, Commission Told
  5. Judge denies Katherine Kealoha’s efforts to be released from custody
  6. Few Respond to Red Hill Survey
  7. The Other Gender Gap Starts in Kindergarten
  8. ‘Thinly Veiled Scam’--Highgate publishes first Hotel ESG Report--touts Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
  9. NPS, FAA propose crackdown on Hawaii air tours
  10. State tax inspectors to hassle small businesses over cash-based businesses
  11. Honolulu City Council to offer 50% property tax break to 200 businesses impacted by rail construction
  12. New homeless facility that long sat idle will soon house medical respite beds
  13. Residents alarmed over Kailua Bay’s ‘stench,’ high bacteria levels linked to sewage plant
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Thursday, May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 1427 Views
  1. Honolulu Council ‘Affordable Housing’ Plan--A $25,000 per day fine on ‘empty’ houses
  2. Hawaii tax collections turned red in April
  3. People Fleeing Hawaii are Primary Creators of new Housing Units
  4. Last Honolulu Permitting Worker Pleads Guilty
  5. State Fines Carpenters Union Operative $3,000 for violating campaign spending law
  6. Politicians and Judges Should be Held to Same Standard as Union Bosses
  7. Perreira: Nobody Wants my HGEA Jobs
  8. DoE Feeds Propaganda to Star-Adv
  9. Despite accelerated timeline, military’s Red Hill plan doesn’t account for up to 400,000 gallons of fuel
  10. Hawaii County Council Tinkers with Property taxes to create Utopian Agricultural Dream
  11. Naniloa again seeks permission to refinance
  12. Soft on Crime: Honokaa shooter got ‘supervised release’ for selling drugs, stealing car 
  13. Plea Bargain: Schizo Killer will be out in a Few Years
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
May 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 1897 Views
  1. Kidnapping: Will Political Connections Help Anderson Evade Felony Charge? -- Miske Lawyer Pressures Prosecutor, Victim
  2. Defueling Red Hill planned for October under latest timeline
  3. Hawaii coal power plant to be dismantled, transitioned to battery farm
  4. Hu Honua News: Biomass is the opposite of sustainable
  5. Why Won't Hawaii Lawmakers Let The Public Vote On Important Policy Questions?
  6. State Says City Downplayed Public Health Risks From Kailua Sewage
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 1215 Views
  1. Ikaika Anderson, arrested for allegedly abusing girlfriend (is represented by Michael Miske’s lawyer)
  2. Sentencing delayed in large public corruption case
  3. Soft on Crime: Thousands could have their brass knuckle arrest records expunged after state Supreme Court ruling
  4. Hawaii Legislature dials back aid grants
  5. Honolulu Council P.I.G. discusses real property tax bills
  6. Green Picked Tokioka to Save the Hawaii Tourism Authority
  7. Kids Targeted Again: 'Pride week' at Hawai'i Island school
  8. Federal bust nets ‘significant player’ in Hawaii fentanyl trade--after State Drops Ball 10 Times
  9. Because we don’t have Mental Hospital Beds, HPD Answers 947 Mental Health Calls in 2022 
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Monday, May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 2975 Views
  1. Is Hawai’i Legislature’s State Budget Bill Constitutional?
  2. Donna Kim’s Ex-Husband Tangles with Gay Nightclub, Gets Media Attention
  3. Former Navatek Executives Plead Guilty To Sending Illegal Donations To US Sen. Susan Collins
  4. It’s time for OHA to change its messaging about Kakaako Makai
  5. Proposed New UH Athletic Director Spearheaded Florida Stadium Project
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Sunday, May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:00 PM :: 1178 Views
  1. Green’s $200M?  “I never got anything like that”
  2. Critics of state budget show courage, insight
  3. Discord among Hawaii GOP lawmakers lingers
  4. HMA applauds legislative healthcare progress
  5. Journalists To Get More Protection Under Shield Law Passed By Hawaii Legislature
  6. Par Pacific: Investment In Hawaii Renewable Fuels Should Accelerate Growth 
  7. City Dumping Sewage into Kailua Bay, Again 
  8. Hawaii bankruptcies go up 29% on heels of rising rates
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Saturday, May 13, 2023
May 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 3543 Views
  1. Governor calls freshman senator’s controversial comments an ‘abomination’
  2. Above the Law: State Official indicted for multiple counts of sex assault of a minor, released
  3. Above the Law: No Punishment for Alleged Rapist Football Players
  4. Feds Handle Case: Gay Socialist Hawaii teacher expected to plead guilty to distributing child porn
  5. In about-face, state agrees to pay women’s prison sex assault victims $2M in settlement
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Friday, May 12, 2023
May 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:37 PM :: 3172 Views
  1. Gabbard vs Hirono for US Senate?
  2. Coke Dealer Started Electrification of Ground Transportation in Hawaii
  3. Preliminary hearing next week for Miske co-defendant after arrest for threatening witness
  4. HPD arrests Convicted Pimp for allegedly kidnapping 3-month-old baby in Waipahu
  5. Again with this? Capitol reflecting pools receive another $33.5M for ongoing repairs
  6. HCR108: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ to become Money Spinner for OHA?  
  7. Gov. Green considers permanent protections for journalists
  8. Board Of Education To Consider Computer Science As A Graduation Requirement
  9. ‘Dropping like flies before our very eyes’: Kaua‘i County Council supports mosquito biocontrol to protect honeycreepers
  10. As fentanyl-tainted drugs proliferate, Hawaii sees record number of overdose deaths and a disturbing trend
  11. For another year, these neighbor island fairs were canceled. This time, staffing is the problem
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Thursday, May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 1273 Views
  1. June 30 opening date for first phase of long-delayed rail project
  2. Lawyers threaten suit over state of special education services in Hawaii public schools
  3. Above The Law: Investigation underway for the ‘mistaken’ release of Jonathan Hewett--nephew of ‘Revered Kumu Hula’, hint, hint
  4. Released Pending Investigation--Month Later, No charges yet for 37-time loser who brought gun to Honolulu court (Who does he know?)
  5. Bizarre News: HPD raids game rooms, massage parlors
  6. Ed Case Pushes back against WESPAC
  7. Kauai County Eminent Domain to Seize Coco Palms?
  8. Why Conduct Greenhouse Gas Analyses for Solar Projects?
  9. Noise detecting microphones officially coming to Oahu roads
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 1255 Views
  1. Criminal inquiry into Red Hill fuel spills Exposed
  2. Green’s Slush Fund Enables $70M HTA Contracts
  3. Budget Includes $200M for Unwanted ‘First Responders Campus’
  4. After Forced Closure of Last Coal Plant, Electricity Rate Shock Hits City Hall
  5. ACLU outraged over $10M allocated for new OCCC--wants mass release of Criminals
  6. Soft-on-Crime Rhetoric Makes Homeless Drug Addicts Resist Police More
  7. HPD and Hawaii Legislators Have Long Been Loath To Tackle The Issue Of Cockfighting
  8. Joke: $1.25M will pay the Sheriff and DPS to ask for more money to Stop Fireworks, LOL!
  9. State OKs number of low-income tax breaks
  10. 200 bums per month discharged from Queens--10 will get housing
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 1830 Views
  1. Lawmaker won’t apologize after saying Hawaiian leader ‘would have been hung’ for criticizing him
  2. Council members call on Chair Waters to put salary proposal up for vote
  3. Benches at new stadium ridiculous; fix old facility
  4. Hawaii leads the way on advanced electric rate hike design
  5. Is The Deck Stacked Against Hawaii Condo Owners?
  6. 5 years after lava nearly destroyed it, Puna Geothermal announces expansion plans
  7. HGEA Work Rules Make Simple Commonsense Changes Difficult
  8. Honolulu reduces workforce vacancies, but slightly
  9. Ritte Stages Another Molokai Ranch Shakedown
  10. 22 Fentanyl arrests made in last 4 months on Hawaii Island
  11. Gambling: Third HPD Raid on ‘Ohana Grocery’
  12. Homeless Dude Assaults 79-year old woman at bus stop
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Monday, May 8, 2023
May 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 1453 Views
  1. Feds Bust HS Softball Coach and Jail Guard--Smuggled Gun and Meth at OCCC
  2. Aloha Stadium project mired by too many questions
  3. Chaos at the Capitol is part of lawmaking in Hawaii
  4. This Year's Legislature Was Much Worse Than Business As Usual
  5. Working Families Win With EITC Expansion
  6. HB1396: Cesspool Bill Flushed in Conference
  7. The Miske case started with a secret indictment (Part 2)
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Sunday, May 7, 2023
May 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 PM :: 3136 Views
  1. ‘What the hell is this?’ Sen Dela Cruz Caught Lying about Hawaii Gov. Green’s $200M ‘pot of money’
  2. Hawaii’s housing crisis is self-inflicted
  3. Civil Beat Owner at Center of ‘Censorship-Industrial Complex’
  4. Lobbyists Train Legislators Like Dogs
  5. How Lawmakers Killed off Ethics And Accountability Reforms in Conference
  6. Transparency?  Budget deal Hidden from Legislators -- but they approved it anyway 
  7. How major bills fared at the Capitol
  8. Campaign Contributions Buy HMSA Execs Protection
  9. HMSA employees squeezed hard while Execs Raked in Bucks
  10. Proposed Council raises reflect greed and cynicism
  11. $59 Million, Gone: How Bikini Atoll Leaders Blew Through U.S. Trust Fund
  12. With One Airline Left, Molokai And Lanai Residents Struggle To Access Medical Care
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Saturday, May 6, 2023
May 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:14 PM :: 1286 Views
  1. Budget Gives Illegal $200M Slush Fund to Governor, Legislative Leaders--HTA to get $30M, Aloha Stadium, $50M
  2. The impacts of mental illness on Hawaii ohana: A mother speaks
  3. Hawaii's last coal-fired power plant set to be demolished soon
  4. Green to Fill Health Department Parking Spaces with Homeless ‘Kauhale’
  5. State to pay $26M over closed runaway truck ramp tied to multi-vehicle crash
  6. UPW Strike Drives up Costs at Maui Memorial
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Friday, May 5, 2023
May 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 4936 Views
  1. Document Confirms Ty Cullen has named other Corrupt Legislators
  2. The Miske case started secretly in 2014 when he foolishly operated outside Hawaii
  3. Saint Louis football players rape convictions covered-up for five years
  4. Complaint Describes Forcible Rape by Two Football Players
  5. Senators Revenge:  UH Budget Slashed in Conference Committee 
  6. After Gutting Taxpayers, Legislators Squabble over spoils
  7. No Budget HTA Must Request Funds from Department of Budget and Finance
  8. Mom pursuing charges, pushing for more action after autistic son cyberbullied at Campbell High School
  9. Big Island mother mourns as fentanyl deaths become more common throughout islands
  10. City Again Claims it will install new security cameras in Chinatown in effort to curb crime--HPD Again Claims it is ‘trying’ to set up foot patrols
  11. Investigation reveals 2021 chemical spill at Pearl Harbor that public didn’t know about
  12. Windward Oahu road to be ripped up months after major repaving project. The reason: poor planning
  13. Even at $31/hr Maui Child Care Jobs Unfilled
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Thursday, May 4, 2023
May 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 1069 Views
  1. Molokai Police Shooting: Schizophrenic is Dead Today Because he Was Not put in Mental Hospital
  2. HECO Customers Still Paying for Conversion from Coal to Oil
  3. Usual Suspects Create Chaos to Block Affordable Housing Legislation
  4. Probe HMSA comp, its nonprofit status
  5. SB1437: Hawaii Governor Weighs Federal SALT Deduction Cap Workaround
  6. Police Commission Postpones Decision On Legal Representation For 2 Makaha Cops
  7. $75M Slush Fund: Luke Admits List of Preschool Projects is not accurate
  8. Health Dept. HQ building full of Asbestos-- looks to spend $100M to renovate
  9. Army Corps Still Won’t Restore Forests As Part Of Ala Wai Flood Control Project
  10. On abortion, UH medical school doesn’t speak for me
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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:00 PM :: 1181 Views
  1. State lawmakers pass anti-nepotism bill — but it doesn’t apply to them
  2. 2 Honolulu Council members urge rejection of salary hikes
  3. In Sixty Days Hawaii Public Housing Authority will need new excuses for stagnation
  4. Sue Condo Developers? Legislators to override Green’s First Veto? 
  5. No Presidential Primary For Hawaii
  6. HMSA execs saw big pandemic pay raises as workers lost their jobs  
  7. Hawaii could become first state to offer debt repayment to all medical professionals
  8. Your Hawaii Home Insurance Rates Have Probably Gone Up. Here’s Why.
  9. 80 new pre-school sites identified throughout Hawaii
  10. More Homeless Mayhem: 2 reindicted for attempted murder of infant
  11. HPD’s use of force is rare, but increasing, UH study finds
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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
May 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1364 Views
  1. Wisdom: Fixing up old stadium may be better option than building new
  2. 2023 Hawaii legislative session ending Thursday
  3. Mayor Blangiardi announces Reelection Campaign
  4. Hawaii doctors who treat Medicaid patients to get significant pay raise
  5. Fevella, HSTA Gin up Phony Fears about unsafe drinking water at school
  6. Hawaii charter school conflict holds lessons
  7. Homeless Drug Addict Dead Because he was not Jailed for TRO Violation
  8. State Takes Over Private Sector Program which sends homeless to mainland--will fly local homeless to Vegas
  9. Bill 19: Island-Wide Limits on Beach Commerce
  10. May 1 First Day of ‘Sensitive Places’ Gun Law
  11. HECO Proposes Spending $190M Ratepayer Funds Relying on ‘Probabilistic Models’
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Monday, May 1, 2023
May 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:47 AM :: 1087 Views
  1. How Rising Interest Rates Are Driving Up The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
  2. Tax relief plan falls far short of what was promised to working families
  3. Blangiardi: Drag story hour imposed on young kids by adults
  4. Aloha Stadium: Even the Bare-Bones Model is Over the Limit
  5. Opening Hawaii’s Secret Court Files
  6. Four Years Later the Maui Council’s ‘Plan’ for Affordable Housing has Accomplished nothing
  7. Homeless kauhale villages in Hawaii supported at Legislature
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Sunday, April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 1897 Views
  1. Meth Map: Hawaii’s Cockfight Economy Is Worth Millions Of Dollars A Year
  2. Two cases of legal fraud linked to prominent firm
  3. Circus acts, family spats stoke more Capitol drama
  4. Star-Adv: Legislature shows Council How to Screw taxpayers our of Tax Cuts
  5. How Dela Cruz killed ‘Publicly Funded Elections’ Bill after Voting for it
  6. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority responds to slashed funding
  7. Was playground for disabled children ever built?
  8. Koko Head Shooting complex now open on weekends
  9. Document outlines solutions for Puna’s wastewater
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
April 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 1091 Views
  1. Laughing at You: Hawaii lawmakers nix broad tax relief proposals -- Money goes to Public Employees Instead
  2. Just Pandering: Hawaii’s Green Fee Proposal Dies At The Last Minute — Again
  3. A 'Cattle Call' At The Capitol Closes Out Conference Committee
  4. Your Tax Dollars Help Transsexuals Meet up With Vulnerable Homeless Children
  5. West Oahu: Lack of Force Keeps Bums Away from Free Shelter
  6. Rail officials OK move to seize family parcel in Kalihi
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Friday, April 28, 2023
April 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 3634 Views
  1. Feds ‘Not Finished’ -- Retired Maui Wastewater Employee Gets 16 Months In Prison For Taking Bribes
  2. Alleged Rapist-Slasher Had Many Friends in Prosecutor Kaneshiro’s Office
  3. “Almost every single major player on the chicken fighting scene here is also a major player in terms of illegal narcotic distribution”
  4. Identity Theft? Judiciary Retaliates on Whistleblower
  5. Next Boondoggle: Acting chair is named head of Aloha Stadium Authority board
  6. School board reverses commission decision to close Kamalani Academy
  7. DOBOR Hit with $600K fine for pollution
  8. Hawaii ‘Clean’ Hydrogen to be refined from … oil, LOL!
  9. Are Hawaii Child Labor Laws Hampering Work-Based Learning Opportunities?
  10. Coco Palms Homeless Camp: 100 Junk Cars and Tons of Trash
  11. ‘Forever chemicals’ detected in second Kunia Village well
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Thursday, April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 2039 Views
  1. Conference Committee Approves Budget Bill
  2. Tokuda Addresses Congress to Celebrate Transsexual Victory
  3. 2023 Hawaii legislative wrap-up: the highlights and the lowlights
  4. Trumpsters Fight Antivaxxers for Control of Maui GOP--Preview for Republican State Convention
  5. HSTA Contract Ratified--14.5% raise
  6. Where is Mike Miske getting the money to cover his legal bills?
  7. Hawaii Tourism Authority left out of state budget
  8. Political showdown brewing after 64% pay raises are approved for councilmembers
  9. So Much For Game-Changing Legislation
  10. Kaua‘i County Council moves to increase pepper spray access
  11. Opponents sue to stop planned Kalaeloa surf park
  12. Hawaii Is Giving A Maui Hotel Its Money Back Instead Of Helping Shore Up A Shrinking Beach
  13. After 20 years, ‘Ambitious’ proposal would transfer 94K acres of agricultural land
  14. Oahu has a high rate of deadly motorcycle accidents
  15. Hawaii outreach team trained to look for disfiguring wounds associated with powerful horse tranquilizer
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 1126 Views
  1. Despite hefty opposition, commission approves 64% pay hike for city councilmembers
  2. Property tax ideas address credits and exemptions
  3. HB1373: Gut n Replace Bill Gives Millions to Movie Moguls
  4. Hawaii’s Medically Assisted Suicide Program Is Poised To Be Expanded
  5. Agribusiness agency suffers loss with leader James ‘Jimmy’ Nakatani’s death
  6. Big Success: After decades blocking new jail construction, Soft-on-Crime Crowd Gets Some criminals released from HCCC
  7. Mayor: Private businesses who allow guns must display firearm policy signs
  8. Shooting range reopens with limited hours, new rules following lead concerns
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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 1268 Views
  1. HECO ‘Green Energy’ Plan Depends on Giant Floating Windmills and 20,700 acres of new Solar
  2. HECO wants public to not use their power overnight
  3. Hu Honua Supporters Will Not Give Up
  4. Bishop Museum probe ends -- ‘Nothing to see here, just move along’
  5. Controversial 6-foot walls remain in latest Ala Wai flood mitigation proposal
  6. Military Training Leases Coming up for Renewal
  7. Retaliation Lawsuit: How Self-Dealing Insiders Jack up Condo Fees
  8. HB1502: Journalist shield law makes progress
  9. Sunshine Bill Rewritten in the Dark--Twice
  10. Conflict Of Interest? Neighborhood Board Employees Are Running For Seats On The Boards
  11. Tentative deal reached on tax breaks as legislative session enters home stretch
  12. ‘Almost authoritarian:’ Hawaii’s Cold War speech law may go
  13. Maui Mayor’s budget handles debt, spending responsibly
  14. Bullying, drug and alcohol use down among county teens
  15. Hawaii Governor Plans To Develop More Tiny Home Villages Statewide
  16. Russian spy intrigue fizzles as Hawaii stolen ID trial nears
  17. Nightmare at the DMV: Hawaii woman struggles with legal loophole
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Monday, April 24, 2023
April 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 1050 Views
  1. UHERO: Effect of Eliminating all Short-term vacation rentals?
  2. How Much Hawaii Taxes Its Residents Compared to Other States
  3. With Sen Dela Cruz Satisfied, Conference Committee Process Begins
  4. UH: Senators Revenge Budget Heads to Conference Committee
  5. Will Hawai‘i Tourism Authority be Zeroed Out?
  6. Fake Debate Over A New Hawaii Jail Designed to Ensure None gets Built so Lots and Lots of Criminals will Remain on our Streets
  7. Let’s Play Pretend Again: 10,000 more homes planned at Hawaii public housing projects
  8. COVID Inflation: Food up 22%, Electricity up 35%
  9. Interior Department proposes halt to Compact impact reimbursement
  10. Hawaii child abuse cases on the rise, according to 2022 statistics
  11. Oahu has Massive Amounts of Fallow Ag Land, but Politics and Prices Drive Aloun Farms to Kauai
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Sunday, April 23, 2023
April 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 2496 Views
  1. Honolulu Police Department hasn’t conducted a raid or made any arrests for cockfighting in well over a year
  2. Schatz, Hirono Looked the Other Way when Drunk Legislators Drove Home from Parties
  3. Council 64.4% Pay Raise Delivered on a Party Platter
  4. Waimanalo residents express concern over proposed project to build groins and move sand to beachfront properties near Obama House
  5. Yes, Hawaii Can Afford The ‘Green Affordability Plan’
  6. Working families need tax relief
  7. Dela Cruz’ Latest sequel to Hawaii film tax credit program illegal, unconstitutional
  8. Honolulu City Council passes bill to address homeless living near schools
  9. Feds force Honolulu DTS to accept responsibility for rail safety failures
  10. First of Many to Come: Kunia Well Shut After EPA Changes Standards
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Saturday, April 22, 2023
April 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 PM :: 1143 Views
  1. Bill 21 is 'Affordable Housing' a windowless box surrounded by drug-addicted zombies?
  2. Hawaii joint committee approves another clean-government bill
  3. Domestic Violence: Why I left Hawaii
  4. Timeline for completing redeveloped Aloha Stadium pushed back a another year, LOL!
  5. Hawaii CEO pay rose only slightly in 2022, but critics say executive salaries are still too high
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Friday, April 21, 2023
April 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:35 PM :: 1803 Views
  1. Enforcing Car Rental Agencies Oligopoly: Police called in as State Harasses Turo Car Rental Entrepreneurs
  2. Council and city spar over Tax Cuts
  3. Surprise: Senator Voters ‘No’ -- gets to be on Conference Committee Anyway
  4. Honolulu Cop Remains Armed And On Active Duty Despite Claiming Mental Health Issues In Lawsuit
  5. CNHA partners with DHHL to give out another $10M
  6. Already ‘Released Pending Investigation’: Man accused of trying to kidnap 11-year-old boy who was walking to school in Kapolei
  7. No Surprise: State tells Coco Palms developers to cease activity
  8. Trucks Banned from Hilo’s ‘Singing Bridge’ until Emergency Repairs Complete
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Thursday, April 20, 2023
April 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1193 Views
  1. HGEA: Who needs collective bargaining? Big Fat Teachers Pay Hike Will Be Model for us, Too
  2. Kaua‘i County Council shifts tax break plan--Abandons Small Business and Agricultural Tax Cuts
  3. Sports Doctors From Other States May Get A License Exemption In Hawaii
  4. If some lawmakers have their way, the Hawaii Tourism Authority could soon be just a memory
  5. No More Extensions for Hawaii County Resort Developers?  Council Overrides Veto
  6. Maui ‘Affordable Housing’ $43M to Pretend to do something
  7. Council Approves Rail Operating Hours
  8. Schools getting new preschool classrooms
  9. The driver who plowed into an officer was arrested for DUI a month before. Why was he behind the wheel?
  10. In bid to make Hawaii roadways safer, incoming DOT chief pushes speed enforcement cameras
  11. When incomplete financial disclosures took down a state judge
  12. Homeless Dude found guilty of setting sleeping homeless dude on fire in downtown Honolulu  
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 1955 Views
  1. Point-in-Time 2023: Homelessness Up Sharply in Hawaii, Kauai Counties
  2. Kaneohe Marine Corps Project Funnels Millions to Sierra Club
  3. Joint Task Force Red Hill Begins Dewatering
  4. Red Hill: Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling
  5. NOAA Comments Open: Designate 777,000 Square Mile Marine Sanctuary Near Hawaii
  6. Cockfight Shooting: Mafia paranoia about Federal Informers?
  7. ‘Reeks of organized crime’: ‘Lilo and Stitch’ set fire reopens old industry wounds
  8. DEA agents uncover clandestine meth lab in Kapolei
  9. Council to Approve Money for attorneys representing 3 indicted ex-city officials
  10. Next Boondoggle: Army Corps unveils plan to wall off Ala Wai canal to stop non-existent flooding
  11. ILWU Make-Work Bill HB 714 will exacerbate, not ease, Hawaii high cost of living
  12. Hawaii May Subsidize Pay For Child Care Workers
  13. HHSC drops notice on insurance provider
  14. Affordable Housing? Maui County buys Lahaina Crossroads Apartments--year later they sit half empty
  15. Affordable Housing? This Elderly Woman Was Threatened With Eviction — Over 50 Cents
  16. Have A Complaint About Your Condo? You May Get Slapped With Paying For The Lawyers Who Fight You
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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:11 PM :: 1402 Views
  1. OHA Abandons Plan to turn Hawaiians into a Fake Indian Tribe
  2. Hawaii Teachers Are Poised To Get $577 Million In Pay Increases
  3. Should Hawaii Have A State-Run Presidential Primary?
  4. Mayor’s Target To Open Rail In July Caught HART Off Guard
  5. Mafia News: With Shooter on Loose, HPD will Guard Cockfighting Rings
  6. IATSE Mafia News: Trailer Arson on Set of Lilo and Stitch
  7. Fentanyl Overdoses: EMS to add SUVs, more ambulances
  8. After sitting empty over a year, portion of city’s Homeless Resource Center set to open to help Homeless with new Amputations get ready to go back out onto the streets
  9. Solar Contractor Milks Homeless Shelter for Money
  10. Why Some Stores In Chinatown Keep Doors Locked During Business Hours
  11. Enablers: River of Life feeds homeless with 40 sites across Oahu
  12. Hotel Monopoly News: ‘Undercover sting operations’ mop up illegal vacation rentals on Kaua‘i
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Monday, April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 1384 Views
  1. Rep Kanani Souza Says Republican Caucus Is ‘A Cult’
  2. Even in Hawai`i, Greed Threatens Climate Change Policies
  3. Legislature sends 19 more bills to governor’s desk
  4. You could help decide how future elections are held in Hawaii. Here’s how
  5. SB865: State-backed leasehold condo pilot hung up in Conference Committee?
  6. Really Bad Idea: Honolulu Council Considers ‘Affordable’ Housing with no windows
  7. Fatal Maili shooting caused by illegal cockfight was inevitable, experts said
  8. Axis Deer Crisis Caused by Meat inspection Rules?
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Sunday, April 16, 2023
April 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 1333 Views
  1. DoE Fail: Only 21% of Hawaii high school graduates’ ready for college
  2. After Recent Arrests, HSTA needs more gay socialists to speak out against ‘aggressive and loud’ parents
  3. Green’s Big Achievement: A road crossing in Kihei
  4. Conference Committee: Two More Ethics Bills to Kill
  5. Next Boondoggle: Ala Wai flood control project plan to be unveiled
  6. To Stop Global Warming, Stop Treating Sewage
  7. More DOBOR Chaos: Tour Boats Hog Moorings off Lahaina
  8. VA Case Workers Pick Up Homeless Vets as they are Released from OCCC and Take them to Drug Rehab
  9. Dana White rules out potential Hawaii event for the UFC in the future: ‘We can’t get it done’
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