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Saturday, September 5, 2009
September 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 AM :: 6492 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Arbitrator, HGEA vote to closes state hearings

BJ Penn and Hawaii tech firms got $140M in tax breaks

SB: Finally deals with US Civil Rights commission on Akaka Bill

SB: School did not report alleged sex assault of 12-year-old girl

Public will pay $100K for secret Harry Kim accident

Builder bound by red tape

Maui: Agricultural inspector layoffs slammed

Media Council to Challenge Raycom Honolulu TV Deal

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Friday, September 4, 2009
September 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:12 AM :: 6166 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

FULL TEXT: Governor Lingle's Internet Address on Budget, Negotiations  -- And Responses

Furloughs vs Layoffs: The union no-solution strategy

SB: Feds owe more to migrants (Please bail the HGEA out!)

City Workers To Be Directly Observed At Drug Testing

Litany of cutback articles

Invasive species funds could be rerouted

Dashefsky and Ako among TV layoffs

Lockheed locked in on clean energy

No quick fixes for Valley Isle

Adv: Kaka'ako moves toward a vibrant future

Coffee production up, but value drops

Hokulia road funding on track

Council OKs tent bill (affordable housing solution?)

Council Kills Bus BO Bill (Still legal to urinate on bus)

Mufi sings on hold at Honolulu Hale

Democrat Burris:  No sign of dynastic politics here

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Thursday, September 3, 2009
September 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:23 PM :: 11321 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hirono Townhall on Kauai: Health care myths busted (our objective media)

Hawaii County: Move to fund County Auditor's department without oversight on hold

WHT suit alleges multiple council violations

Hamakua land sale panned again

Honolulu vote on banning smelly people on public transit delayed

Ho`opili: Legislators mouth off

Kakaako high-rise development plan approved by state

No Child Left Behind testing going online in Hawaii in 2011

2 boys held in alleged sex assault on girl, 12, at Kamehameha campus

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Sunday, August 30, 2009
August 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 8305 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle meeting with Cabinet, directors over budget spending cuts

HA: Don't panic: Stimulus still can work here

$1B in Hawaii state investments tied up

Lapses noted in fiscal reporting

Inspector layoffs may mean near ‘shutdown’ of imports

HGEA: Lingle to ban Christmas

Academic initiative needs funding

Hamakua land sale decision predestined by county officials

Molokai tensions grow over huge water rate hike pending approval

Hawaii Democrats reprimand senator over civil-union e-mail

Akaka bill opposed by civil rights panel

Undersea power cable tests moxie

Candidate touts ‘Abercrombie advantage’

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Saturday, August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:41 AM :: 11074 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Why Hawaii Offers Free Health Care for Compacts of Free Association Migrants

Lingle, HGEA Spar Over Negotiations

Furloughs delayed 2 weeks after contract talks stall

Hawaii Courts Cut Drug Treatment Funding

US Commission on Civil Rights to Congress: We Still Oppose the Akaka Bill

Actor-turned-aide reaffirms Obama's support of Akaka Bill

Land Use Commission rejects 12,000-home project in Ewa

Aloun Farms Owners, Thai Recruiter, Indicted on 'Engaging in a conspiracy to commit forced labor and visa fraud'

Where's the Cash for Clunkers?

National group advises stabilizing Waikiki natatorium

 

Mokulele denies analyst report that it may close

Sierra Club might appeal Land Board's denial of hearing on Mauna Kea management plan

 

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Friday, August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 AM :: 8682 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Dowling defaults: Makena Saved ("Save Makena" pretends not to be happy)

Hawaii, state worker union move closer to deal on furloughs

State Deals With Add $98 Million To Budget Shortfall

Revenue forecast may hinder rail funding

Libraries choose furloughs over layoffs

UH seeks to delay faculty paychecks by 1 day to (pretend to) save cash

Rock-bottom airfares hurt airlines in long run

Josh Green, Hawaii Obamabots mobilize to back destruction of medical care

ACT 221/215: Liens filed over Hoku Scientific plant

Hawaii must bolster broadband network

Judge OKs HawTel revival plan

Iwi Hypocrisy: Church project hit with second suit

Kauai Headlines

Army's depleted uranium claims questioned by usual gaggle of activists amplified on front page of paper

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Thursday, August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 AM :: 7600 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hawaii visitor arrivals up 1.3% — but their spending drops 12.4%

Honolulu police chief says aloha to job, but may go into politics

FLASHBACK: New Police Chief Orders Break Up of Real Life Superhero 'Batman and Robin' Team

'Time running out' for Micronesians

Libraries go for furloughs, not closures

Garbage shipment dispute settled

Pearl Harbor, Hickam to merge

Audit of Hawaii County Public Works just completed

Conflict Within NAACP Hawaii Membership Builds

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 AM :: 6405 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou healthcare town hall draws 200

Negotiations On State Workers' Contracts Resume

SB: Lingle merits praise on stimulus spending

Native Hawaiians optimistic at convention with speeches on federal recognition

Hawaiian Telcom expects profit shortly after leaving bankruptcy

DoE Advertiser: More than half of Hawaii high school grads head to college

SB: SAT scores show mixed results as more isle students take exam

Hawaiian Airlines pilots out picketing

Hawaii inmate says he was sexually assaulted

Mauna Kea CMP ruling Friday

Connections charter school plans campus in Kaumana

Holes in the Road: Few details on Hawaii County paving

Democrat Borreca: NIMBY outlook changes with the economic times

Waihee BK: Big Isle project files for bankruptcy

Hawaii credit card delinquencies rise

AG office says city job not a conflict

Advertiser: State must find money to secure hospitals grant

Statehood: Rational retrospective

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
August 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:35 PM :: 6985 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

State revises economic forecast lower

Inouye: "We're going to come out of this with flying colors."

SB: Legislators erred on arbitration law, don't raise taxes

Advertiser's Hint to Legislature: Oahu taxes low for travelers

Advertiser: 'Race' for school funds will take teamwork

Closure proposal affects 3 libraries on Maui, Big Isle

Cash for Clunkers: Hawaii Dealers still not paid

Hilda unlikely to affect Hawaii

20-year ecological study set on Big Isle

Civil rights training looks to curtail harassment

ECOS: Save fertile soil at Ho'opili site

Rep. Mizuno denies claim he broke law by failing to report abuse allegations

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Thursday, August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 AM :: 8191 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

MUFI's COVERUP: City estimated that Oahu rail funding may fall $500M short

50 | A Statehood Journey 1959 ~ 2009

HGEA wants Hawaii state layoffs blocked until union is 'consulted'

Proposal would benefit laid-off state workers on verge of retirement

Hawaii elections office to pay bills first, leave 4 key positions unfilled

Senate confirms Craig Nakamura as chief judge on Hawaii appeals court

Hawaii scuba instructor finds plastic clogging Pacific

Hamakua land sale still on hold

Hemmings' refusal to run again could erode GOP's Senate ranks

Kidani should avoid conflict in state votes

New Kaua’i Indicators Report released

Kauai Council still probing Web tampering

Comments sought on depleted uranium issue

ADV: Creative solutions to help schools

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Sunday, August 16, 2009
August 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:03 PM :: 7707 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Isle regulations pose hurdles 'to do business'

Hawaii film industry not getting the 100% tax credit needed

Advertiser: Reflecting on our past, present and future

Rail tax revenues fall short of target

Honolulu's per-capita cost for rail: $4,000--over 400 times as expensive as the cheapest systems

Hawaii government employees balk at switching medications  (Union members don't like socialized health care)

Proposal would change the way Maui council elected

B&B permit processing ‘faster’

Volunteers spruce up Kuhio Park Terrace as part of National Community Service Day

Sonny Kaniho dies at age 87

Abercrombie wants to change capitols

County Council back in Kona to rehear items

Hawaii Statehood Hurrah

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Saturday, August 15, 2009
August 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:38 AM :: 6223 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Opponents: State worker layoff could imperil isle agriculture

Layoff list of state positions released

Haole Drug dealer, outsider found not guilty of assault on Hawaiian woman at Iolani palace

Abercrombie in good shape despite ruling

Land Board OKs rise in park and ocean fees

Deflation: Prices up only 0.3% in Hawaii, drop nationally

Lanai: HI Supreme Court To Review Maui Council Residency Challenge

Maui News Polls Healthcare Townhalls

Kohala fish farm: Shakedown begins

Advertiser: A superb gift for Waianae

Government interference in commercial leases not constitutional, HRPT says

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Friday, August 14, 2009
August 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:54 PM :: 7520 Views :: Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Profile: Micah Kane new KS Trustee

Rail drives car dealer into bankruptcy

Stimulus funds boost Mufi's campaign, rail transit costs jump $117M

Elect Mufi Homeowner tax bill advances

Utilities are ruled part of Molokai Properties

'Bunch of miracles' add up to $21M for Kapolei project

Land Board's 'Plan B' ups fees at parks, harbors, campgrounds

Adv: Hawaii needs an upgraded e911 system

2010 will be here before you know it

Inouye Ignores Veto Threat Against F-35 Engine Funding

Mokulele owner buys Frontier

Pelosi defends townhall protesters "Free speech....I love it"

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Thursday, August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 5960 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii state workers' union drops pay cut offer

Democrat Borreca: Union offers state pay freeze proposal

HGEA proposes four-day work week

Will Abercrombie Dump Out of the 2010 Governor's Race?

UH Manoa to send more pink slips in Sept.

Home foreclosures in Hawaii soar to record 990 in July

SB: Caution needed in Ewa Plain development

Group calls on judge to reject report on Makua

Experts: Felicia a benevolent storm, Guillermo next?

Naeole faces ethics cases

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 12596 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Kuwait thwarts bomb plot at base where Hawaii troops stationed

Kaneohe Marines leading new assault in Afghanistan

Abercrombie not allowed to transfer $900,000 to gubernatorial campaign

WTO win could open China's door to US companies

Industrial tenants rebelling over rents

Tenant councils can boost residents' safety

Massive development planned for Ewa Plain could have big impact

Down to Earth plans new stores  (economy tanking but eco-nuts are still growing)

Ka Loko Dam suits may be settled soon

Layoffs: Testimony AgitProp sought by Senators on Isle impacts

Maui News Poll: On-line commenters are "unsavory protesters"?

Soft on Crime: Sex Offender sets up "castle" in Kaneohe 

 

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 7220 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Felicia falls to tropical depression before reaching Maui  (check out Maka at lower left)

Isles' economic outlook rated 41st

Health care angst justified, GOP says

Hawaii public worker pay proposals go to arbitration panel

Funds Cut but Mental health service grows

State pension fund sheds $2.03 billion (thanks, Obama)

Kamehameha Schools makes the right move

Census plans more accurate reading of Native Hawaiians

Filipino-American WWII vets still await payment

Hawaii County Mayor Kenoi Urges Board Of Education to Abandon West Hawaii School Impact Fee Plan

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Sunday, August 9, 2009
August 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 6213 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Double blast of propaganda ends pause in the Gramscian War on Hawaii: "Hawaii's move into statehood traumatic for many Hawaiians"

Another blast of propaganda:  Pride in Hawaiian culture reawakened 

SB: Refine Akaka Bill to survive fight (Freddy Rice to become member?)

Fewer S. Koreans visiting Hawaii than expected under visa waiver

State preservation division admits criticisms are correct

Partnership blesses the Leeward Coast (not 4th KS Campus)

Felicia on track to reach Hawaii by Monday

Maui: Bill to allow home-based businesses more leeway

Un-Affordable housing: Education impact fees could add up for homeowners

Kalapa: We should rid ourselves of the 'ainokea' attitude

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Saturday, August 8, 2009
August 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:20 PM :: 6803 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii tax collections in July fall 3.9%, even more than expected

GOP challenges Abercrombie shift of campaign money

Kobayashi wins election to return to Honolulu City Council

Kawaiaha'o Church asks that lawsuit be dropped (iwi hypocrisy)

SB: Set more conditions for North Korea

KGI: Ka Loko civil lawsuits to be settled soon

Nishiki flag flap flusters

Council OKs buyback of two affordable homes

HMSA: Waimea woman denied coverage for liver transplant after marijuana found in her system

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Friday, August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 AM :: 7935 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Obama backs Native Hawaiian self-governance bill

Hawaii state workers' union demands delay in layoffs

Abercrombie Accuses Hannemann Of Attacking his Integrity

Submitted votes lag as Council special election nears end

Iolani palace angered by Akahi verdict

Historic preservation: Federal review merits fast track

Hawaii state, county workers must fill prescriptions by mail

Hawaii County Council reshuffle put on hold

Maui: Pulelehua, Olowalu projects get attention

Maui council panel advances bill that would ban shark tours

Kauai: Council Rule 15(b) ignored

Better count needed for Hawaiians

No state ethics charges over UH's Sugar Bowl travel expenses

HEI Rakes it in, complains

Felicia Weakens to CAT 2 

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:21 PM :: 9507 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Hanabusa readies run for Abercrombie's seat

Unions must do their part to resolve crisis

Felicia Upgraded to Cat 4, expected to weaken

Special Senate Session Set to Consider Hawaii Judicial Nomination

Electricity rates jolt customers

State regulators kill HECO's plans to supply biofuel to new plant

SB: Lingle picks new director for DHHL

Preservation unit under probe (Maneuver by Hee, Abercrombie?)

Former judge linked to stripper pleads guilty to bank fraud in Ewa Beach home buy

Waimanalo is a safer place because of the beach brigade

Mayapple McCullough, Big Island victims' advocate, dies at 62

Hawaii Co Council undoes reorganization, reconsiders nullified votes

Hamakua land sale delayed

33 missing after ferry sinks off Tonga

Senate confirms Sotomayor

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 AM :: 9749 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Socialized healthcare: Inouye plays ‘wait and see’ (Hawaii has a swing vote)

OHA's plans to shake down telescope

Hawaii state workers may face more layoffs

Big Isle keeps eye on Hurricane Felicia

Home Lands trial under way

Chinatown opposition may block housing for Honolulu homeless

Planning panel breezes through 20-year ‘needs,’ ‘desires’ of isles

Kobayashi Council Campaign Banned from Wikipedia.com

Money does the talking, but votes do the walking

100-year-old piece of equipment replaced at Wainiha hydroplant

Mediated Settlement Reached in Ka Loko Dam Breach Civil Cases, Court Documents Show

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 11334 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Hawaii may raid its hurricane relief fund to plug state's deficit

Two new storms heading our way

More DemoProp: Ag layoffs will have big impact on Big Isle

Hawaiian Electric's 4.7% hike kicks in ($207 more per customer)

After almost 10 years, Hawaiian homelands suit set for trial today

DHHL chairman Kane leaving position soon

Hamakua land sale: A sweetheart deal at county expense?

Depleted uranium no risk to public, Army contends

Maui Council votes for a total tax exemption on kuleana lands

SB: Use penalties to limit harm to reefs  (Break a coral go BK...)

HA: City must explain actions in dumping case

Changes coming to UH as Hurricane MRC arrives

New GI bill offers college for free

N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists after President Clinton Grovels in Pyongyang

Scientists study huge plastic patch in Pacific

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Sunday, August 2, 2009
August 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:31 AM :: 9480 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Shared Sacrifice? Labor executives in Islands averaged 9.4% salary hike last year

Stimulus money funds "Puka Panty, LLC"

"Honk if I bought you a new car"  Cash For Clunkers program boosts Hawaii auto sales

Hawaii has a lot to gain from open ocean aquaculture

Reinventing nonprofits for a new reality (jobs for Democrats)

Board OKs Malaekahana development

General plan proposing a ‘growth belt’ for W. Maui  (No Sierra Club protest here....hmmmmm)

Lawsuit: Kauai County acted in ‘spirit of mischief’

Soft on Crime justice system kills criminal

Jury acquits lifelong criminal Akahi of felony burglary charge (Admission Day is almost here--we can stop faking it soon)

Hawaii County Police fly new pot raids with last year's money

"Faggot Dance" continues, McMackin burned at stake

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Saturday, August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:54 PM :: 8327 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB: Hannemann leads political fundraising (Democrat Psy-ops)

HA: Hannemann ahead in fundraising for Hawaii governor's race (More Democrat Psy-ops)

Rail in trouble--EPA blasts Mufi's plan in EIS statements

Hanabusa fails again: Ruling keeps Leeward Oahu landfill open

Kauai Planning Dept. defends shoreline bill

Kauai Frustration: Farm worker housing bill deferred again

Foreclosed: Sheraton Keauhou sold to Bank of America for $8M

Hawaii County: Firm's suit groundless (Retaliation by County Department Director)

GTMO Greenwell lobbies for federal lobbyist

HA: Time to quicken pace on District 5 voting

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Thursday, July 30, 2009
July 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 9473 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

UH-West Oahu sees CEDED land sale as a way to fund construction

ADVERTISER: 'Ahi farming must be eco-friendly

Beautiful beaches, dirty water (thanks to failure of government to invest in sewage systems)

Small wind systems: now, later or never? (Enviros protest against clean energy)

Democrat Borreca: Candidates should explore solutions, not self-success

UPDATED: Hawaii Reporter Election Guide for Honolulu City Council Race to Fill Vacancy Left by Duke Bainum's Death

1988: CROSSED OUT 

Church defends bid to build homes in Malaekahana

Amazon reinstates affiliates in Hawaii

Young Brothers raising rates 13 percent

Burglary trial begins for Hawaiian mis-leader in Iolani Palace occupation

Justice Dept. asks Hawaiian Telcom to diclose loan source

36 apply for job as Honolulu police chief

Faith-based treatment for substance abuse an option (Will OHA block THIS drug treatment facility also??????)

Hawaii kids worse off than report says

Depleted uranium at Pohakuloa no threat to public, Army report says

Storm system southeast of Hilo could turn into cyclone

Japan: A case for modernization

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 PM :: 7698 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou beating Case more than 2-1 in fundraising (Hanabusa 100K in debt)

$11,060 spent per student in Isles

Judge dismisses hotel's bid for voluntary bankruptcy

Espero to introduce legislation declaring birth certificates to be public records

Yoshimoto's "Coup Reversal" Reso to be Heard on August 4

Hokulia redux: OHA, "1000 Friends of Kauai" seeks revocation of resort permits

(Just in time for new President) UH center to incorporate trans-gender policy

State needs reliable air service to Kalaupapa

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Monday, July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 PM :: 8383 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

New target for Greenmail: 27-acre open-ocean fish farm nears launch off Hawaii's Big Isle

Fresh start for Charter School (And STILL beats the regular DoE schools)

Global Cooling: 3,000 Low Temp Records Set This July!

Carbon dioxide a growing threat to ocean life

Climate data catches experts off guard

Stimulus will buy low-income Hawaii families solar heaters

SB: Middle class wary of not fooled by health care bill  (cheer unabashedly--DEFEAT OBAMACARE YEEEEAH!)

Commentary: State legislatures facing grim outlook

Budget cuts increase fears for child safety

Hawaii nonprofits hit hard by funding cuts accountability

HGEA Agitprop: Rape no less a crime when victim is in prison

Marking our statehood milestone

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Sunday, July 26, 2009
July 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 PM :: 9131 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

"Facilitate voter fraud"--Democrats push for Voting by mail in Hawaii

(Obama attacks tourism AGAIN!) Resort travel policy could burn Hawaii

Kalapa: Raising the GET rate not the same as raising the sales tax rate

Philadelphia junket: States act to plug deficits

Death of 221 will weigh heavily on Lingle's legacy (death squeal of a subsidy pig)

Last Kahuku bon dance brings smiles, tears

Kane'ohe site to add care beds for elderly

Elder abuse on rise

Public housing audit must be all-inclusive

Democrats miffed over Gay Civil Unions opposition by Gabbard

Sunshine Law: Corporation Counsel finds himself in tough spot

Isle rally draws protests of Iran crackdown

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 PM :: 7453 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

UH president announces 10% pay cut for top executives

Hawaii state film commissioner, staff on budget layoff list

Taking the reins of the Hawai'i GOP

Star Bulletin begins working for campaign with article titled: "Abercrombie to the rescue?"

New gov’t drug program worries local pharmacists

Seed crop industry helps state economy

A&B mulls sugar's future

Afghanistan Vet Denounces GTMO Greenwell

GTMO Greenwell defends stance on Gitmo prisoners

SB On Faith: Obama is God

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Friday, July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 9656 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Obama Admin attacks Hawaii Tourism AGAIN

Cost estimate revised for Honolulu rail

MRC Greenwood meets Regents as she prepares to take over as UH $ystem President

SB: Lawmakers should pay their own way

HA: Mauna Kea plans must proceed with care

Big Isle doctor training gears up (Democrat propaganda-of-deed)

Kauai: ‘Hallelujah!’ Council finds harmony — or not

Birthers: New clamor on old Obama doubt

Wienermobile in the doghouse with Hawaii's Outdoor Circle

Activists say North Korea executed woman for distributing Bible

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Thursday, July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 PM :: 9005 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Lingle asks for patience in union talks

While State cuts back--Legislators' Political travel raises criticism

DoE saves bureaucrats from layoffs--cuts school athletics

Hawaii mayor Mafiaboi hits Lingle over Kulani closing

GTMO Greenwell shouted off the stage

Kauai Council airs dirty laundry

Office wants more money for elections (scam to push mail-in ballots)

Hawaii sixth in federal spending

Police seize carts, bikes of homeless at Moiliili park

'It's bad, bad, bad' in Hawaii for sellers of new cars, trucks

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:40 AM :: 8672 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle counteroffer to state workers: 7% pay cut, 18 furlough days

Kauai: OHA continues effort to steal home from owner

Private school rolls drop, forcing teacher layoffs

Link: Thirty Meter Telescope Selects Mauna Kea (let the looting begin!) 

Kalaupapa residents caught in middle of Pacific Wings-DOT dispute

Oceanic may cut TV service at Kuhio Park Terrace over assaults

SB: Mail could curb voter apathy

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Sunday, July 19, 2009
July 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 AM :: 7156 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislators, take voluntary pay cuts, too

Short deadline looms for City Council race

Oil tax debate overrides debut of Clean Energy Day

State jobs expected to fall 'pretty hard'

Maui Wipeout Continues

HA: No Child needs fixes to fulfill its mandate get DoE off the hook

Crystal meth arrests in Honolulu decline 30% since peak in 2005  (Cocaine up by 30%)

Air Force reduces plans to develop 400 Bellows acres (ceded lands)

Hawaii County prepares to sell land

Lava claims Royal Gardens home

Kauai Planning Commission ‘consents’ to more TVRs

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Saturday, July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 7445 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News

KSBE Bi-Partisan: Kane named Kamehameha trustee

HA: Hawaii notifies state workers of layoffs list

State unemployment stable

Elections office has no funds for 2010 voting

Telescope site decision is near

Council actions may be voided

Hoffmann to propose voluntary pay cuts

West Hawaii DoE Schools: 80% falter in No Child Left Behind assessments

Students will pay more for lunch

MAUI WIPEOUT: Recession hurts nonprofits

B&B, TVR tax category gets final approval

Kawaiaha'o Church Responds to Kawananakoa Complaint

HA: Illegal dumping at Waianae landfill being investigated

Hawaii Superferry moving to Norfolk, Virginia

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Thursday, July 16, 2009
July 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 AM :: 10362 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie pushes to use federal campaign funds

Unions fail to impress Lingle with pay proposal

County, state workers could get different contract deals

Hawaii Legislature overrides 34 vetoes (34?  38?)

Hawaii Legislature allows veto of oil tax, overrides 38 others (34?  38?)

Sans Lingle signature, way cleared for MMMC public-private effort

Critics call cutback in tax credits a 'nail in coffin' for Hawaii tech

Socialist health care: Close gap to include part-timers

Splitting the county: Community meets to explore ideas

Pflueger Dealerships Accused of Unethical and Unlawful Behavior

Gymnasium work spurs county suit

Trash shortage: Honolulu City Council defers legislation on shipping trash to Mainland

Hawaii foreclosures soar nearly 427 percent

USS Hawaii to arrive in Pearl Harbor on July 23 for statehood celebrations

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
July 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:57 AM :: 5962 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislative special session begins tomorrow:  Not a single article in any of the papers

Ceded lands a tougher sell now (its not over yet)

Hawaii public unions offering 5 percent pay cut

Central Pacific Bank offers $100M in common stock

KHON owner files for bankruptcy

Maui Wipeout: Numbers have faces

Hawaii County East-west disparity: It's our fault

Carlos now a hurricane, but should pass far south of Hawaii

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Monday, July 13, 2009
July 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:28 AM :: 11635 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

SB LIES: Lingle pulls back on scope of (acts to reduce) state's budget gap  (Pollyanna Democrats Act 3--the cover-up)

FLASHBACK: Revenue drop heightens Lingle's call for labor cuts ($786M Four Days Ago--SB 7-9-09)

SB 'shrooms: It's time to solve budget dilemma

Aiona says he opposes 'cap and trade' system

Economic slump leaves teenagers without work

Hawaii school scores expected to rise again (fall even further behind NCLB)

New school schedule boosts summer break

State sends team to Kentucky to check into prison-rape claims

Hawaii condotel unit owners feel pinch as tourism continues to fall

Hawaii County pouring $41.5 million into stalled affordable housing project

Clean record eases sentence

Q&A on Duke Bainum's Death and the Foundation His Wife Jennifer Founded to Collect Donations After His Death

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Sunday, July 12, 2009
July 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 AM :: 6230 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Gov. Lingle accuses Mufi of complicating state labor talks

Coming to terms with state's new reality

Impact of raising hotel tax

Ilikai, Union Reach Agreement To Reopen Hotel

Tech industry awaits Lingle's final decision on SB 199

Matsunaga offers fresh start for District 5

Illegal landfill yields clues

Hawaii County sued over tack coat contract

Maui Wipeout: Foreclosures, bankruptcies pummel county residents

Soon the world will know the story of a saintly man

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Saturday, July 11, 2009
July 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 AM :: 7881 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Dems admit Mufi's numbers were "largely based on terminology" (Well, OK we really WERE Pollyannas....) 

Hawaii County may face budget crisis

Nakakuni tapped for U.S. attorney

Kamehameha Schools Kea`au teachers take union vote

Records charges shield officials

Kauai Burial Council vacancies cancel meeting

New High For Marijuana Use Among Workers

Schofield workers find phosgene-filled mortar

(ACT 215/221) Hoku Scientific looks at options for survival

Officials report second death in Hawaii linked to swine flu

She's taking back Kalihi Valley

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Thursday, July 9, 2009
July 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:51 AM :: 7338 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Carlisle plans mayoral run (Finally, a Honolulu Mayor will be a crime-fighter instead of a criminal)

Democrat Borreca: Revenue drop heightens Lingle's call for labor cuts

Hawaii revenues down 9.4%, worse budget gap than expected

Oahu electric rates will rise at least 4.7%

Plan to build Kauai home over native burials raises legal issues (OHA trying overturn Burial Council and steal a single family residence from its owner)

Isle developers consider impact of 'Great Recession'

City panel lets application for landfill permit stand

Laid-off DLNR worker files suit (Superferry)

Meeting to detail plugging of Geothermal wells

374 evaluate Hawaii Co. cops in survey

Kirkuk: National Guard airmen from Hawaii are planning a luau to celebrate statehood

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
July 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 AM :: 8418 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Democrat Borreca: Governor needs strategies she can count on in talks

Sources: Unions Propose 1-Day Furlough, Pay Cut  (Here's the REAL news)

Sideshow: UPW files labor complaint

Race is on for Council vacancy

Waianae ER may be closed Sunday nights

City of Honolulu fights challenge to plans for landfill (Hanabusa specious)

Maui: Occupancy at record low

Queen Kaahumanu bid protest rejected

Council keeping 22% raise

Naturopathic "doctors" upset

Times to take over Star Markets

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 AM :: 6136 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka Bill: House Committee to vote Thursday

Kalapa: Reality Check Needed for Public Employee Comparison (42 paid days off every year)

Lingle's representative leaves meeting with unions, awaits formal proposal

Democrat Borreca: Lingle negotiator leaves talks as governor gears for layoffs

KITV: State Walks Out Of Union Negotiations

Djou campaign makes national news again

Thirty Meter Telescope creates debate

Kauai Rapist: Ruling upholds libel suit rejection

SB: Judge sentences Pali killer to life in prison

1863: Hawaiian soldier goes to Virginia to shoot Democrats?

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Saturday, July 4, 2009
July 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 AM :: 7447 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

Hawaii governor insists unions come up with budget-cut plan

Fourth of July Fireworks Shows;Neighbor Islands

Taxed Enough Already? Rally July 4 Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Maui

July 4: Hawaii Churches to kick off massive voter registration drive

Hawaii Celebrates 4th of July After WW II

Gov. Sarah Palin to resign her office

Beijing supports Pyongyang nuclear tests to challenge the USA

North Korea Test-Fires Seven Missiles, Drawing Condemnation

Hawaii County sues over Waikoloa housing project

Hawaii County hires delinquent trash hauler

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Friday, July 3, 2009
July 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 AM :: 13368 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Hawaii hotel rates, occupancy drop

Pyongyang expected to test ICBM

Unions' hand-picked Judge blocks furloughs

Governor saves businesses from Legislature: Internet tax veto revives affiliations

KGMB: Sen. Inouye Refutes responds to Washington Post Story

KITV: Senator Says Staff Made Inquiry Without His Knowledge

Maui Memorial leaders ‘surprised’ by veto threat

No sunshine: Supreme Court to hear Kauai County v. OIP

('old boy') Sex offender arrested after allegedly possessing child porn

Obama apartment "historic'"?  Confusing Presidents with Gods

Hawaii County's bad bulldozer deal to stand

City official denies dump allegations

Japan's royal couple begin two-week tour of Canada, Hawaii

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Thursday, July 2, 2009
July 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 AM :: 4674 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Gov. Lingle, unions have date in court

Hilo: Hundreds protest state furloughs

SB: Special session not warranted

State wins OK for $129 million in federal funds for education

HawTel ordered to look at Sandwich Isles Purchase (Old boy justice)

Inouye's bank-relief call raises brows

Bulk of Superferry bankruptcy case will remain on Mainland (in a real court), judge rules

Honolulu buying more hybrid buses

Honolulu City Prosector Declines to Prosecute Misdemeanor Case Against Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism Director Ted Liu

Hawaii housing prices increase

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
July 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 AM :: 10937 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

N. Korean rocket capable of hitting half the U.S.: American scientists

Hawaii state workers rally at Capitol to protest furloughs

Hawaii's Public Union Leaders Are Taking Home the Big Bucks, While Their Members Struggle Financially

Democrat Lawmakers assess vetoes for overrides

The online retailer stops its affiliate program for Hawaii (Leg already destroying business)

University of Hawaii wants to cut faculty pay, may add furloughs

MCC looking to spend and hire in boom

Gas prices going up: Excise tax kicked in at midnight

Abercrombie: KIUC must face climate change be destroyed

Dazed Hirono: Federal stimulus will help Hawai‘i

Isle bankruptcies increase at breakneck pace

President appoints isle women  (Obama appoints Sandwich Isles Communications crony to direct Hawaii rural development)

Savings plan hinges on more long-term beds at Kula Hospital (Loan keeps hospital open thru Tuesday)

TheBoat sails into sunset ($5M for 29 people/day)

Creditors back Superferry bid to keep bankruptcy case on Mainland

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Saturday, June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:36 AM :: 8522 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News

Furlough talks hit a wall (no meetings scheduled)

Health plan switch surprises teachers--Union cuts members benefits

Hannemann will let tax hikes take effect without signature

Gubernatorial fundraising in full swing

Court backs Tavares, upholds higher political contribution limits for unions, businesses

Tavares continues to destroy economy

Lingle critical of Maui lawmakers

Downward trend in Maui visitors continues

Maui gets another molester-connected Leg. candidate

Hawaii County Company involved in bidding controversy still getting paid 

One union set to strike Matson Saturday

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Friday, June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 10781 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Hawaii County Councilman: Release Guantanamo detainees in Hawaii

Allegedly Naked Editor with Wings allegedly fabricated sources (endorsed twice by Advertiser!)

Short election campaign period gives well-known names an edge

Advertiser: UPW overreaches with its bid for gag order

Visitor arrivals fell 6.4 percent in May

Internet tax would bring in dollars

Back taxes trickle in from delinquent list

Matson, unions extend talks to Friday

Campbell heir blaming CPB for losses

Kauai: Lingle not releasing Black Pot Park expansion funds

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 AM :: 8724 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

PBN Business Pulse: Duke Aiona preferred 2-1 over nearest challenger

UPW files complaint with labor board against governor, mayor

A Victory for Hawaiians: OHA may lay off up to 24 workers

UHERO: Hawaii Job Losses Will Be Larger Than Originally Forecast

Advertiser: School board must act soon on fiscal plan

Matson, Unions Face Looming Strike Deadline

Superferry urged not to abandon 2 vessels

Time share company’s fate unclear

Trial Set For Man Accused Of Throwing Child From Bridge

County gets high marks in fiscal audit

Two county split

Onishi explains Council split

Hamakua councilman wants 22 percent raise rolled back

Puna's CDP is stalled

North Korea vows nuclear attack if provoked by U.S.

Greenwell: Give us the Gitmo guys

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 AM :: 8034 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

NKorea threatens to "wipe U.S. off the map"

Hawaii court sets July 2 hearing on state's worker furloughs (Unions demand layoffs)

Borreca: Measure of victory will be how little is lost (union strategy outlined)

Unions take their case to the public

Funds give green light to electric-car operation

Hawaii Superferry wants to transfer catamarans to creditors

Kobayashi to seek Council seat (filing ends Thurs)

"Expert" touts rail's side benefits

An island divided: Call for 2 Big Island counties resurfaces

S. Korea quarantines students from Hawaii (swine flu paranoia)

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