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Monday, January 24, 2011
January 24, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 6320 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Truth in Accounting: Hawaii hiding an additional $11.9B in debt

Transparency? Abercrombie administration brings secrecy back to Capitol

On second try, Abercrombie makes birtherism mainstream

Abercrombie delivering first State of the State

Akaka Bill Fails, Lobbyists Collect $3.2M from OHA

Shapiro finally notices that MRC Greenwood is a money grubber

Hawaii Deserves Better Than Industrial Wind Power from 'Big Wind'

Green Energy: Appearances can be Deceiving, rate hikes become easier

Mikulina unwittingly describes How Hawaiian Electric will go bankrupt

Chamber of Commerce: Hawaii will lose $10B/year if military cannot train

Hawaii governor makes Obama birth controversy worse

Brazil Times: Abercrombie stars in Fractured Fairytales

Maui Man Faces Sentencing in China Military Secrets Case

DNA test frees rape suspect

Audit finds lack of accountability in city grants

Trash accumulates with landfill closed

Green Police State: The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Investigators looking into the cause of another shark tour boat fire

AtomicMonkey is back

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Sunday, January 23, 2011
January 23, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 9669 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB232: Senate Judiciary Committee to hear Civil Unions Tuesday

SB120 would Repeal Dozens of Special Funds

Lingle recognized with National Boating Access Award

1000 at Capitol: Anti-abortion rally appeals to younger set

SB8 to be heard Monday: Direct appointment of BoE

Borreca: Abercrombie speeches “an exhibition of illusions”

Espero: We need more dope

Maui News: Global Warming Cranks at Science Magazine spread fake Nobel’s starvation story

Malarial Mosquitoes released on Oahu

Hawaii Co Fire Captain not fired after pleading no-contest to felony hit and run killing

Your Act 221 Tax Dollars at work: Hawaii 43rd in patents

SA: Selecting BOE members should be governor's kuleana

HSTA Demands School Librarians where there are no school libraries

Obamacare Bribery: Hawaii Seniors Get 'Donut Hole' Checks

OHA Inventor Frenchy Desoto Dies

Kauai: Confusion persists over new plastic bag ban

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Saturday, January 22, 2011
January 22, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:38 PM :: 3737 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

March for Life planned for Honolulu, Hilo

SB232: Senate Judiciary Committee to hear Civil Unions Tuesday

Speaker Say announces Democrat Leaders, Committee Chairs

Legislative Timetable Published

Lingle receives National Boating Access Award

Secret Court Nominees: Abercrombie refuses to reveal High court hopefuls list

Unions lose 12,000 in isles

Civil Union Bills to be Heard Tuesday

Gay Civil Unions lobbyists outraged by Abercrombie’s Priest Pick

New state homeless coordinator shares his vision

Casino Gambling Web: Casino And Lottery Gambling On The Agenda Of Hawaii Lawmakers

Committee extends deadline for Maui Circuit Court applications

Pohakuloa Upgrade in sight

Abercrombie Admin files brief backing Socialist takeover of health care

Progressives upset that Star-Advertiser opposes their attack on DHHL

State House clerk bars live broadcast of House session in which speaker is to be elected

Maui Mayor in serious talks with Hollywood media company

Winter White House owner warned against criminal Obama vacation rental

Grubbing the “Green” from energy

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Friday, January 21, 2011
January 21, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 8039 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Analysis: Hanabusa’s glorious DC MetroRail would leave Rida Cabanilla stuck in traffic

DoE now complaining about Lack of Audits—wants more money

Bankruptcy?  Path Is Sought for States to Escape Pension Burdens

Rep Mica Commits to Rail Project

Godless Hawaii Senate, bows to ACLU, Mitch Kahle, ends daily chamber prayers

Catholic second in command quits Priesthood to serve Abercrombie administration

Legalized Gambling Under Consideration

SA: Ruling on DHHL misses mark

New OHA chairwoman’s top priority is ceded-lands resolution

Oshiro: We can get anything past Abercrombie--We will defend the whole building

Three more years for UH President Greenwood

Geothermal Renewable Energy Talks on the Big Island

CB/FACE: Heroic Communists maintained a muscular progressive vision, pulling all of Hawaii's body politic in their direction

Developer dumping $47M of Hawaii real estate: “We should have done this a while ago”

Your Tax Dollars at work: Tennessee Banker moving to Hawaii to cash in on Hi Tech

David Henkin: The lawyer for Earthjustice won a long campaign to stop the Army's live-fire training in Makua Valley

Malaria returns to Hawaii?

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Thursday, January 20, 2011
January 20, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 7881 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Governor Babblecrombie does it again: Open mouth, insert birther

Full Text: House Minority Leader Opening Day Address

No Fiscal Notes: Hawaii Legislators shopping without price tags

Hanabusa admits failure to get Appropriations Committee seat

Governor Seeking Applicants to Board of Education

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Hawaii Law still needs Significant Improvement

Abercrombie appoints Georgette Jordan HD 45 Representative

Hawaii Senate delays plan to ban chamber prayer

Our Magnificent DoE: Teacher arrested for “unlawful imprisonment” after allegedly tying child to toilet

Former DOE secretary arrested for forgery, theft

Prisoners jump the line

Redistricting was part of Settlement with Calvin Say

House Dissidents Humbled: Gay atheist Civil Beat mentions assassination, Civil War

Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Says No Emergency Funding Needed

Lingle Workers Fired From Hawaiian Home Lands Department

Telemarketing Fraudster among top Carlisle Donors

Inouye Wants an Office at City Hall to shepherd Rail

Hanabusa appointed to armed services and natural resources committees

Loophole Limits Disclosure of Lawmakers' Income

Hawaii scores #5 in Gay/Atheist tolerance

Big Isle Councilman Recovers From Heart Attack

Residents to Army: NO -- Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans

Breakdown causes propane shortage

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
January 19, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 12167 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

Full Text: Sen. Sam Slom Opening Day Address

House Republican caucus announces Legislative Package

House Republican Caucus announces Committee Assignments

Fiscal Notes and Economic Impact Statements for Hawaii Legislation?

Prisons May Release Up To 1,000 Offenders

House Leadership Fight Could Spill Into Opening Day

Leadership void persists

Feds Clear Way For Transit Construction

Politico: Hanabusa suddenly doesn’t want to bend rules to dictate policy

Debate might hold up switch to appointed BOE

DANGER: Legislature in Session

Former city supervisor gets jail time for stealing nearly $20K in taxpayer money to inflate pension

Publisher: Nobody wants to share Civil Beat

FCC OKs local airing of satellite radio

MMMC poised to be among state’s largest heart programs

Disney Looking To Hire 1,200 For Aulani Resort In Koolina

Hawaii Democrats say world will end if Obamacare repealed

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
January 18, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 PM :: 7254 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Calif. Mayor’s Open Letter to Honolulu Council: Instant Runoff Voting is undemocratic

Abercrombie:  I am Legislature’s messenger boy, boat is about to capsize, I will not write budget

 

Common Cause backs Instant Runoff Voting scam

ACLU “Civil Rights” agenda: More dope, let criminals out, let criminals vote, and tell the Christians to shut up

One Day to go: Say has No agreement with Dissidents

Tsutsui plans big parties for opening day, Souki predicts extended session

Say and Oshiro aim to cut pension benefits, double tax businesses

Hooser: Legislators will simply ignore the rules in pursuit of passing their particular priority initiative

SA: HSTA must stop sabotaging RTTT

More on Scheme to shut down DHHL

Lanai resists plans for 200 wind turbines, each taller than the First Hawaiian Bank Building

Developers may face 15-year time limit due to Land Use Ordinance amendment

Food Nazis use Foie gras ban to open up attack on cattle ranching 

Lobbying Workshops: Find your voice, and use it

Group touts geothermal energy for Hawaii

Free Flow to explore hydroelectric projects in Hawaii

State bar to share evaluations

Ordered by Jeff Stone: Committee will consider alternatives to Waimanalo Gulch Landfill

After 32 years in Hawaii, hippie returns to Flint, MI

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Monday, January 17, 2011
January 17, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 5313 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Martin Luther King Jr held these truths. Do you?

Djou: House leadership fight a travesty

 

GOP to push for Fiscal Notes

SA: Model Hawaii anti-nepotism statute on Federal law

Note to Hawaii: Gambling has failed Nevada

William Aila: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Tom Berg hires Eric Ryan

Hirono, Abortion lobby, claim 77% of Hawaii women are pro-abortion

Homosexual guard raped Hawaii inmate in Arizona

Two criminals per month released in retaliation for furloughs

Liberty monopoly offers dialysis clinic space to Kaiser to block competition

Asia Experiences Huge Birth-Rate Decline

Koreans mark more than 100 years of US migration

Cashing in on the “Green” from energy

 

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Monday, January 17, 2011
January, 2011 Letters To The Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:25 AM :: 12813 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

Warning to Mokapu: Age and Sex discrimination at Gulen Charter School

Sovereignty Activist rejects SPLC claim of tie to Tucson shootings 

Teacher: Welfare payments should be tied to children’s school performance 

DoE Teacher:  Waianae, Hilo, Hana Students are Degenerates

Shindler, Sugihara, Bingham

Sen Malama Solomon: Comment about plastic bag ban

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Sunday, January 16, 2011
January 16, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:59 PM :: 14459 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

March for Life planned for Honolulu, Hilo

Prayer: Will Hawaii Senators surrender to ACLU?

Abercrombie, Legislators scheme to divert capital improvement money to General Fund

Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case

Tucson Shooting: Progressive activist who blamed Palin flips out, held for psychiatric evaluation

Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare

Atheist praises Nestor Garcia for replacing pastors and rabbis with secular Demi-Gods

NCTQ: Only the Legislature can stop HSTA from sabotaging RTTT

Civil unions and budget top Hawaii Democrats' list

Vituperative Abercrombie suddenly quiet on state’s budget mess

Borreca: Inouye got three fireplaces, he will get us our pork

Geothermal: Act 221 scammers and Sovereignty Perfessers team up to line OHA’s pockets

Sierra Club, OHA’s NHLC team up to stop DHHL from building houses for Hawaiians

Serving the Corporatist State: “Radical” Aila overules Oahu Burial Council

Video: Canonization for Hawaii’s Mother Marianne Cope

Free VA Workshop for Nonprofits to Benefit from Two Federal Grant Programs Aimed at Ending Veteran Homelessness

Attorney General's office works through budget problems

Mortgage fraud boosts isle foreclosures

Paper bags proliferate as tree huggers become tree choppers

Piles Of Medical Waste Continue To Wash Onshore

Honolulu Pacifists, Maoists team to recruit kids to : “F*** the USA”

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Saturday, January 15, 2011
January 15, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 7222 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case

Goodwin Liu to rule over Hawaii? Obama’s Most Radical Judicial Nominee re-nominated for 2011

Tax hikes? Gambling? Defeated bills from 2010 session may reappear in 2011

Reince Priebus elected Republican National Committee Chair

State's RNC members sided with new GOP chairman

 

Hannemann says he won’t challenge Akaka in 2012

Arakawa sticks to open-door office pledge

State labor contracts making it hard for county to balance budget

Gambling Opponents, Supporters Lining Up for Start of Hawaii Legislature

Mercado Kim suggests Abercrombie Administration filled with inexperienced incompetents

Tokuda pushes for direct Gubernatorial appointments to BoE

Say rejects power grab by Dissident HGEA operatives

Legislature: Safer to be feared than Loved

City of Honolulu: Tax Charities to feed HGEA

Atheist County: Councilmembers “Impressed” by Atheists research on taxing charities

Atheist State: Some Senators question Atheist Control over Invocations

Kim still looking for a DoT scandal

Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Anti-First Amendment and Second Amendment Agenda Exposed in Opeds on Arizona Shooting

Hawaii Not Flagging Mentally Ill in Gun Background Check System

Catastrophic decline in carbon dioxide

Hawaii foreclosures hit new high in ’10—2% of all homes

Foreign investors must report ag land holdings

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Friday, January 14, 2011
January 14, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 11663 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

650% return on Inouye: $1.9M in contributions, $1.25B in earmarks

Instant Runoff? Low-income voters struggle with ranked-choice voting

Flashback: Obama defends Christian Invocation at Inaugural

Michael Steele drops out of race for Republican Party chairman, endorses Cino

 

$1.7B Short?  City and state clam up on rail

Local Reporters “genuflected and basked in the aura” of Dan Inouye

Inouye warns House Democrats to resolve dispute

INOUYE FLASHBACK Dec 2006: Heads on Stakes, Blood on the floor

Republicans give Say leverage against Dissidents

HGEA operatives Claim no more workers can be cut

Mainland Gays excited by Hawaii civil unions

Pray to Prey?  Invocation offered for success of Akaka Bill

Cayetano Officials Re-Unite Under Abercrombie

Talent goes where it is appreciated:  Koller chosen to head South Carolina Social Services 

Incarceration not Education: Abercrombie Admin may close Kulani Challenge Academy and reconvert to prison

School keeps principal's kin as personnel

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: Aila continues Theilen’s DLNR Rules changes

Micro-Minority: Only 3.5% of workers are dopers—1% on meth

Sale of American Savings Bank not a slam dunk

Squabbling Tax Credit Beneficiaries continue war

Some not surprised that shark tour boat burned: Arson aboard a vessel was bound to happen, says a member of a surfing organization

Another Maui Ponzi Scheme? True Wealth Group Mortgage Scammers continue to implode

5,226 Acres of Big Isle Koa Forest May Be Sold in Bankruptcy

Drug Dealers with Gun roam KS Campus

Micronesia could be the 51st state

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 11498 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

Anti-gay religious cult tied to torture seeks Charter conversion of Mokapu Elementary

“More Federal Funds?” S&P, Moody's AGAIN Warn On U.S. Credit Rating

End run around law: Rail to raid $300M from City General Fund

SA: DoE is cutting Excellence to preserve mediocrity

The Chaos Begins: Sierra Club wins right to attack Hawaiian Homelands leasing, finances in Court

Say, Luke: Negotiations about negotiations….

Michael Medved: Hawaii Senate 'Insane' to Ban Invocation

Shapiro: Church-State concerns target Christianity, rather than religion in general

Kamehameha Parents fear retaliation more than lunatic with guns

Prison Probe Of Suicide Finds Guards Falsified Records, Neglected Bed Checks

SA: Big Island prosecutor to retire after 19 years

UH Seeks Extra $170M as Stimulus, furlough end approach

Kokubun puts Barrel Tax back on the Agenda

Kenoi: 'We now have a county government we cannot afford' (So he asks for $35M more)

Judicial Selection Commission meets to consider Supreme Court Nominees

Walter Ritte opposes wind on Molokai

A 25-Year Legal Odyssey for Dictator's Victims

State names interim energy administrator

Oahu loads up with guns: Gun deaths are among the lowest in the U.S., but ownership is growing

Rat Lungworm Disease Anyone? Enviro Cult renews raw foods hype

Army ends live-fire training at Makua

Lack of REAL ID could shut Hawaii residents out of air travel starting May 11

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
January 12, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 9178 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Governor Abercrombie Appoints Kahele to Senate Seat

Abercrombie announces four more appointments

Judge: Federal Court ruling “leaves Honolulu police officers no safe course” to detain mentally ill persons with guns

Hawaii Concealed Carry: More Guns, Less Crime

'Great Garbage Patch' Not So Great After All

Spring Cleaning at Hawaii’s oldest Home

Speaker Say, take GOP's offer

Groups fear damage to land by Lanai, Molokai wind farms

Hawaii Renewable Energy goals: Wild, crackpot

Atheist State: Hawaii Senators recommend halt to opening-day invocations, House may follow

Grade Inflation: Hawaii schools given C-plus

Kamehameha Schools explains extra security on campus

Borreca, Shapiro join Chorus of liberals attacking First and Second Amendments

New Law Prohibits Ethnic Studies Courses from Inflaming Racial Hatred and Anti-Americanism

Hope and Redemption

Tree hugger becomes tree chopper: Gabbard may propose plastic bag tax

Kauai County website spreads Pacific Garbage Patch scam

Meet the Hawaii House of Representatives 2011 Republican Caucus

CB: Hawaii's Human Services Department Says It's Nearing 'Stimulus Cliff'

Several dead, but Hawaii Lawsuit For Severely Disabled Rejected

Roberts Hawaii reaches $330K settlement with tour bus drivers

Hawaii Supreme Court denies lawyer's reinstatement bid

Seed capital: a third of Hawaii farm revenue

AINA LEA, LLC Gets Approval to Build One of The Largest Solar Farms in the State of Hawaii

Hilo Target to open July 24

WSJ: North Korea's Imminent Threat

Green energy: Burning dollars to generate electricity

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
January 11, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 7314 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Gates: North Korea will soon have missiles capable of hitting Hawaii with A-bomb

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 5-10, 2011

SPLC ties Tucson shooter to leader of Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, 2008 Iolani Palace takeover

Shapiro: Hawaii Democrats Blatantly target Christianity for obliteration

Idiot progressives think Army Nuked Kawaihae Harbor

HGEA, UPW benefit: Airport Officials Race To Hire 200 Workers

Same-Sex Civil Unions Supporters 'Optimistic'

Another day, another Advertiser Puff piece:  Finance director nominee Kalbert Young is praised for his brilliance

Anti-Superferry protesters upset over GOP support for Say

Aiona nails Saiki for partisanship

FULL TEXT: Jan 5 DoE Budget Briefing to Ways and Means Committee

Hawaii is top spender on State hospitals

Lopez is not ready to lead DCCA

Kauai canceling furlough Friday this week, perhaps rest of the year

Five Hawaii County prosecutors may quit when Kimura goes

Billion Dollar Default: Grand Wailea investors give up ownership

Buy American rule means military contract windfall for Hawaii Solar contractors

Cashing in on “green” energy

Perry and Price, KSSK keep isle radio leads

Honolulu Officials At Odds With Winter White House Owner's Take on Law

Study boosts defense of aquarium fish industry

Kill the First Amendment: Star-Advertiser: Beware dangerous public rhetoric

Kill the Second Amendment: Democrat Borreca blames Palin, conservatives for shooting

Liberals using Tucson shooting to boost gun control in Hawaii

Chun Oakland: Mental illness is real issue

How America's elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah Palin

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Monday, January 10, 2011
January 10, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 11656 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

Tucson Shooting: After blaming Palin, TEA Party, Hawaii media liberals seek to end discussion

 

But 9th Circuit rules that Honolulu Muslim with guns, detained for 5150 mental health exam, had rights violated because someone mentioned terrorism

SA: Not clear DOE will obey 180-day law

Kalapa: Abercrombie may eliminate all vacant positions

Democrats nominate three to replace Kokubun

Does Abercrombie’s DCCA pick have a conflict of interest?

Lee transfers command of Hawaii National Guard, state Civil Defense

Maui News: Starting Tuesday, customers should bring bags to markets

Census: Idle Youth swarm Maui, Kauai, Kona, Volcano, North Shore

There goes the neighborhood: Rosanne Barr describes her “Nut farm’ on Hamakua Coast

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Sunday, January 9, 2011
January 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 10404 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Djou “Shocked and saddened by shooting of Rep Gifford”

SA Admits: Abercrombie was lying about either transparency, federal funds, furloughs, new departments, no GE Tax hike, or no TAT raid

SA peddles expensive new DoE contractor to Legislature

Hawaii has Union political power, but not workers’ rights

Ethics panel seeks 2 new members

Democrat Borreca, Eric Ryan team up to attack GOP (again)

Priorities: Foie Gras back on Legislative Agenda for 2011

TIMBER! Kauai Businesses gear up for bag ban, switch to paper

Kauai Council forms committee to stop it from breaking its own rules

Another attack on affordable housing: Enviros demand ban on gas water heaters, require $6000 solar water heaters

Maui Anti-Superferry Protesters attack Affordable Housing Development

“Any Interested Person” could make Maui Planning Department revoke permits

People blamed for lack of Hawaii agriculture

Mauna Loa Observatory admits Volcano affects CO2 readings

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Saturday, January 8, 2011
January 8, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 11354 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Stalemate Broken: House Republican Caucus backs Calvin Say for Speaker

Rep. Marumoto Bill to mandate DNA collection from arrested suspects

After brother pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme, Hawaii County prosecutor announces plans to resign, move to Maui

More Atheist garbage: Activist Questions Church Waivers

UH Profs dropped $100/each to embarrass their profession by electing The Abercrombie

Ed Board Appointees Could Take Seats By Summer

Senator pulls out of DHHL lawsuit

Lanai wind farm term agreement negotiated

Reported bid for Hawaiian Electric raises questions of conflicts, ethics

Hawaiian Electric Takeover Spurs Angry E-mails (Green energy descends into farce)

HNN: Hawaiian Electric “we have nothing to date”

Sabato on 2012: Dan Akaka “Safe for Now”

New Adjutant General Takes Command of Hawaii National Guard

Feds Investigate Alleged $1 Million Embezzlement by a Hawaii Bank of America Employee

Fire Guts Controversial Shark Tour Boat

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Friday, January 7, 2011
January 7, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 12748 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hiram Bingham IV, the secret rescuer

Criminals in DoE, HSTA continue to openly violate 180 day law 

Abercrombie short $529M in 2012, tells legislature to fix it 

 

Democrats secretly vote to end Senate Invocations

 

Palafox: Doctors, Hospitals not cost effective

Maui, Kauai Counties Expect Budget Surpluses

2012 Warmup: Kenoi strikes back, Contractors buddies denounce Yagong

Hawaii, the Islands of Missed Opportunity

DoE attacks affordable housing: Developers to be assessed impact fees for new schools

School transport contractors collude to jack up prices

New economy: Robin Danner in Guam to score piece of Military Buildup

Old Economy: HBO chief's Big Isle project bankrupt

New Economy: After constructing “Green” energy economy, Hui tries to buy HELCO

New Economy: “Green” energy: Burning money to generate electricity

Republicans not kicked out of Senate Studio

Congresswomen Hirono and Sanchez meet with Hawaii's Hispanic community

Gov. Abercrombie, you’re gonna have your hands full

Public Housing Tenants Vent Frustrations Over Washing Machines

Obama Hawaiian Vacation Tops $120K/Day

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Thursday, January 6, 2011
January 6, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 13164 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

WaPo: Futile, Discouraging, Depressing -- Hanabusa joins the lowest of the low

Djou: Our hard-fought battle allowed the GOP to gain 3-5 additional seats on the mainland

Hanabusa: One Day on the Job, One Broken Promise

Full Text: Speaker John Boehner takes gavel

Convicted felon, newsrack thief, Larry Mehau associate among eight vying for Senate Appointment

 

Conspirators meet in secret attempt to divvy up House Committees

Carlisle: “I don’t plan to cooperate with Abercrombie”

Will Obama Silence Blundering Abercrombie?

Hanabusa fails to get Appropriations committee seat

Kimura surrenders after admitting that he bilked up to $20M from various investors

Criminal DoE refuses to obey 180 day law

Price of Failure: Hawaii Public Schools Ask for $1.8 billion, Plus $29 million 'Wish List'

New Mexico judge gets Hawaii post

SA, Landed Aristocracy have High hopes for ag designation

Environmental Group Complains About Rail Transit Hearing

Civil Beat: Are haoles victimized

Obama's Winter White House an Illegal Rental

Reps hold meeting on chemophobia Scam

Atheist to get money from State, end public prayers?

SLARS Investigation by Hawaii Lawmakers a Flop

Yagong 'welcomes' ethics hearing (pushback from Kenoi 2012 campaign)

Transparency comes to change orders: Council to review costly contract additions

Councilman Fred Blas advances funding for Puna park

Family sues over lost safe deposit box

Retracted Autism Study An ‘Elaborate Fraud,’ British Journal Finds

Large fire continues to burn at Hawaiian Waste Systems

“Green” energy scammers continue to salivate over Hawaii

WSJ: Q&A With Steve Case About Ron Klain, LivingSocial & Venture Capital

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
January 5, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 9976 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

$126M Giveaway: Abercrombie quietly boosts spending on Public Employees’ Insurance

Birthers “Born Again” thanks to Abercrombie

Instant Runoff Voting debunked

Pinching the Power of Dan's Purse

Rail Money: “There’s just no chance at all”

Shapiro: Djou departs political life, slamming door behind him

Don't raise fees for status quo

Budget Director Doesn't Have All the Answers for Lawmakers

Pension, Health-Care Costs Contribute to State Budget Gap

Hawaii government boosts its share of health costs

Abercrombie demanding emergency funding for Governor, Lt Gov office

Hawaii tax revenue down 5.5 percent in fiscal year

State's Billion-Dollar Investment Still Frozen

Landed Aristocracy cash in on Hawaii Tax credits

Principal's absence disturbs parents

Better Government with Rep Fontaine

Mass Psychosis on Big island after boy touches turtle

Dialysis monopoly accused of Predatory Pricing

Soak the Homeowner to feed contractors?  Hawaii County council debates impact fees

“Green” Energy: X-treme power 4th Hawaii Wind project

Hanabusa Prepares To Take Office: Hawaii Democrat Faces GOP Majority

HNN VIDEO: Interview: Mufi Hannemann on media exposure and tourism

American Samoa school official pleads guilty to bribery charges

Birthers: The more Abercrombie talks, the more unbelievable his story gets

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
January 4, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 PM :: 5095 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Robert Iwamoto trust sued over Maui Ponzi scheme

Calif. EIS shows plastic bag ban harms environment

VIDEO: Steele Faces Rivals in RNC Chair Debate

Abercrombie gift to Unions: State to pay 60% of Medical Insurance costs

 

Grabbing for $100M, Lawmakers target Building contractors for double taxation

Tsutsui, Abercrombie: No TAT Raid

Honolulu Mayor Pushes More User Fees To Balance Budget

Case family operative called back from gig as VP Biden’s Chief of Staff

After Republican elected to Council, Democrats conspire “to prevent such an election in the future”

Maui Council organizes Committees

Maui Dialysis Monopoly challenged

Hawaii Tops Nation In Bankruptcy Increase: Bankruptcy filings hit 5-year high

Lenny Klompus goes to work for House Minority Caucus

Calvin Say faction negotiates for one last vote

Hawaii Budget Hearings: Council on Revenues

CB: What Brain Drain?

Former bank supervisor sentenced to four months in $183,000 embezzlement

Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz names senior adviser, director of Fair Share Initiative

Molokai Ranch owners seek ruling on land use

“Green” Energy hustlers rake in bucks

Alaska Dispatch: The rise of Native Hawaiian companies

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Monday, January 3, 2011
January 3, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 8518 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

WaPo: Abercrombie “taking the pole position of political surrealism”

December 7 battlefield to become Regional Park

Birther War Year Two: Hey Neil, Don't feed the trolls

Faking it again: Change in law blocks Abercrombie from delaying tax refunds

 

Mayor Arakawa Take 2

New Oahu Council Members Take Office

Michael Steele counting on Hawaii

Hawaii GOP sets special state committee meeting

DBEDT: Cashing in on ‘Green’ energy

Kalapa: Act 221 advocates to blame for your tax increases

Horrible tragedy: Sierra  Club hacked, year-end donations blocked

SA: Audit sows seeds for change

Progressives demand “consequences”: Department of Taxation took “unprecedented” action to hinder critical audit

No ‘consequences’ here: Repeat burglar released from jail into drug rehab

Tam's spending unverified

Mizuno’s Playoff push Panders

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Sunday, January 2, 2011
January 2, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 AM :: 5644 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Former attorney general faults Akaka for failure of namesake bill

SA: Hawaii to lose $800M in 2012, Time to Buckle Down

Rail, schools and APEC challenge isles

Garden Isle still giving Abercrombie credit for Lingle’s decision ending instructional day furloughs

37 HPD officers disciplined in 2010

Hawaii prison system attempts to block auditor’s access to information

Weak economy has led to fewer people willing to take in children

Tough Pet Care Law Taking Effect: Neglectful Owners Face Criminal Penalties

Maui's plastic bag ban to go into effect January 11

Across Hawaii, Romney is also thinking of 2012

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Saturday, January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 7475 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie’s Birther War named in top ten Flubs of the Year

AFP: 2011 brings tougher challenge, greater rewards

Hawaii Land trusts merge to finance grab for thousands more acres

Djou leaves Congress with House Republicans lined up for Akaka Bill, Rail funding

Condo owners target as Calvin Say proposes $100M in new Taxes

Guard to welcome soldiers home from Afghanistan

HECO chastised for mismanaging its energy program's move to a private firm

Final day of fireworks sale as snobs’ law brings darkness to Oahu

Maui Tax Group has new Chair

2010 Year in Review

A raft of apt quotations offered to isle politicians

 

 

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Friday, December 31, 2010
December 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:21 PM :: 6118 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hartford Courant: Who’s Abercrombie kidding?

HuffPo: Abercrombie on a fool’s errand

Rep Djou announces US Service Academy Nominations

FreedomWorks: 2010 Year in Review

Newest KSBE Trustee: Lawyer for Al Hee’s Sandwich Isles scam

Star-Advertiser’s #1 Man for 2010: Blake Oshiro, of course

9-11 Trooother TV Crew Covering President Claims Mistreatment

KITV: Under-Funded State Pension Issue Looming

Carlisle: City in Better Financial Shape Than Expected

Neglect leads to junky parks, state reports says

Marketing Hawaii tourism done in secret executive sessions

Child molesters thrilled as Hawaii Legislature begins hiring

PBN Looks forward to 2011

Housing authority shuts down Waimanalo residents’ greywater system, calls it “pollution”

Some low-income families living with no electricity, HECO proposes assistance

Lawsuit: Hawaii’s Wonderful In-State Prison System holding prisoners beyond their sentences

New Yorker Brady thinks Buffalonian Abercrombie brings new day to Hawaii

Hawaii Homeless man arrested, extradited to Arizona

New Contractor takes over BI Head Start

Yamada & Sons has lease on land key to Hilo garbage plan

UK Daily Mail: Obama given a  20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii (no wonder his Christmas holiday is costing the country $1.5m)

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Thursday, December 30, 2010
December 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 6169 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Republican Tom Berg wins Council Special Election

GOP: Berg's years of service to community recognized

2011 Legislative Agenda: ERS benefits to be slashed, “all eligible members to retire”

Theme of Prison Audit lifted from Kat Brady commentary

Audit fuels “clinically psychotic” HGEA effort to strangle tax collection

Hawaii’s Leftist Governor Seeks Birther Revival

Abercrombie’s Birther Crusade: Day Five

HuffPo: Abercrombie on a fool’s errand

Hawaii Legislature doesn’t know difference between entrepreneurs and Crony Moguls

Council on Revenues forecasts $44M more revenue

Reaction to Tom Berg Victory

 

The Micromanagement begins: Takamine asked to intervene in bakery dispute

‘Green” Energy: Residential electric bills going up next month

State auditor: "Quick and dirty" management of inmates on the mainland

Panel advocates foreclosure protections

State tax forecast up: The Council on Revenues predicts 3 percent growth this fiscal year

Council on Revenues to Change Reports Because of 'Media Confusion'

State Sen. Kokubun resigns for administration post

Solomon Withdrawing From Lawsuit

No action by Kenoi on 'greatest environmental risk'

Hoffmann takes on affordable housing

SA editors back Young Bros monopoly, demand “clarity”

Roth:  A strong sense of justice, and his good humor, made Judge King special

1971 House Leadership fight decided by Republicans

3 medicated marijuana patients caught with 643 plants, 7 lbs

Woman who stole $13K in schools funds avoids jail time

Chromium: Where’s The Balanced Reporting?

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Thursday, December 30, 2010
December, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:59 AM :: 6331 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lucky to have Tom Berg as Councilman

Waianae Teacher:  “Many teachers are fed up with the HSTA and DOE”

Hundreds sign up to Save Ewa Field

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:40 PM :: 7105 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Judge Samuel King funeral Today

Abercrombie’s Birther Crusade: Day Five

TEA Party favorite Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Honolulu, Maui

Hawaii Legislature doesn’t know difference between entrepreneurs and Crony Moguls

Today deadline for City Council special election mail-in ballots

Stalling, secret talks doomed prime moment for Akaka Bill

$200M up for grabs:  Will Hawaii budget be balanced on HTA’s back?

Council on Revenues to release new forecast

Desperate, Star-Advertiser editors suggest ways around earmark ban

Rick Hamada: gay marriage not an important issue

Deal means 20 years in Kimura Ponzi scheme: Separate plea still to come in federal court

CNN: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is Dead to Me

Who didn’t make Abercrombie’s senatorial cut?

Herkes: Procurement rules used to steer Ocean View Water tank contract

Luddite Alert: Target store protest greets president this morning

Mating White Elephants: Questionable economic decisions set up a classic NIMBY conflict at Pepe'ekeo

Tourist spending skyrockets by almost a third

Hawaiian, other airlines raising rates

Housing Project Upset Over Laundry Violations

Helicopter Tours Adjust To Secret Service Restrictions

State flag to fly at half-staff in honor of Judge Samuel King

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
December 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:42 PM :: 10941 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

USA Today: Neil Abercrombie, the friend you don’t need

Enviros demand Hawaii Food Tax

22% of Ballots in for Special Election

 

Hawaii teachers brace for major health fund change

 

GOP legislators knocked off the air?

DoE Substitutes still want their $20M

Honolulu Prosecutor promises to investigate City Overtime

No competitive bidding: Castle & Cooke gets waiver for solar farm

Rail project’s ridership projection is highly improbable

South Kona bypass bond: County seeks expedited trial, Yagong wants new bond to start construction

Woman advocates officers' memorial

Free floating Anxiety: Star-Advertiser continues to push chromium 6 chemophobia scam

Free Floating Anxiety: Herbicide spraying concerns residents

Politically incorrect Hawaii news publication launched

China deploying carrier-sinking missile

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Monday, December 27, 2010
December 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 7957 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

NYT: Inouye pushes Exemption from Terror Embargo after $2000 contribution

Abercrombie: Hawaii business leaders are ideologically rigid and cliche-ridden

Abercrombie’s Weird Priority: Raising profile of birtherism

Last day to vote for City Council special election at Honolulu Hale 

CB: Hawaii Outpaced U.S. In Income Growth, Poverty Decline Since 2000 

 

Major dislocation in Hawaii economy if Muni bond market collapses

 

CB: Something We Didn't Hear During Campaign: Birthers a Priority For Abercrombie

CNN: Abercrombie dripping with disgust for the birthers

SA: Dignity key for Kobayashi--The state's newest U.S. district judge is known for her fairness

Shapiro: Big island prosecutors complicit in burying Peter Boy

Obama party stays in home taxed at $300

Affordable-rental community in Ewa was delayed by financing and land acquisition

Freitas greased skids for UH sports to switch conferences

Star-Advertiser solicits donations to Anti-Superferry protesters, chemophobia scammers

Enviros prepare arguments against undersea power cables

SA: Sign federal shark finning ban

West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery recognized

Big Island blogger faces legal pressure to withdraw reporting on zipline safety concerns

A&B stock at 52-week high

Global Cooling: Summer Snow in Tasmaina

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Sunday, December 26, 2010
December 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 6950 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Precisely as Predicted: Birthers see conspiracy enhanced by Abercrombie

 

Maui News on Birther Battle: Don't do it, Neil

Isles facing drought in earmark funds

Gov calls for shared sacrifice on 4-part economic plan

Hawaii County Officials racked up $222K on county credit cards in past 2 years

Paying for power jolts some military families

SA: Power outage at Ala Moana looks like 3rd World Country

Costs add up for shippers

The jobless stigma: Being out of work for a long time complicates the search

Family sues city, Police Department over fatal shooting

No legal aid for officer accused in HPD scandal

Obama meets Marine families at Kaneohe: One kid punches him, another sticks tongue out

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Saturday, December 25, 2010
December 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 8238 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

In Hoc Anno Domini: So the light came into the world

How Christmas Came to Hawaii

VIDEO: Rep George Fontaine plays Santa at Kihei Youth Center

NYT: Abercrombie doubles down on Birther battle

Federal Cash Giveaway: Wind Energy Developers get one-year extension

Akaka Bill backers vow to plod on as foes cheer

Priorities: Abercrombie steps up Birther war  (This is what he got elected to do, right?)

Maui businessman and Hawaii Democrat Donor accused of Ponzi scheme charged

Presidential Gate-Crasher arrested at Sovereignty Activists’ camp

Abercrombie: Obama seeks embrace of thought control

Obama arrives in Kailua, Abercrombie flees to Hana

Abercrombie promises not to raid TAT

Hawaii County spends $4.89M on Councilwoman’s former employer

Voluntary effort reduces plastic bag use by 700K in six weeks

More sewage in water near Obama vacation home

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill runoff reaches sea, spurring probe but no alerts

Vanuatu Quake could cause sea level changes in Hawaii

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Friday, December 24, 2010
December 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 PM :: 7112 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

How Christmas Came to Hawaii

Hawaii Congressional delegation: How they voted December 20-22

Miles of cash: DoE burns $2.2M for “car mileage”

The Dangers of Mail-In Ballots

A New Day In Hawaii: For Abercrombie, discrediting 'birthers' is a top priority

Abercrombie names Legislative policy team

Federal Contract Preferences – A Boon For Native Hawaiian-Owned Companies

Malama Solomon suing State over water to her ranch

State Water Official: Chromium Six Test "Irresponsible"

Christmas gift to UPW: 10 inmates injured in riot at Arizona prison

Hawaii’s initial unemployment claims fall 25.2%

Benefits extension to help thousands in Hawaii

Hawaii's War: National Guard, Reservists Face Hardships at Home

Army looks to improve PTA training facilities

“Envision Laie” commentary misses the bigger picture

Central Pacific Financial Corp.'s Private Placement is Fully Subscribed

Waters off Obama’s vacation home full of sewage

PHOTOS: Kailua police chase suspect thru checkpoint at Obama vacation home

Arrested in Honolulu, Abdel Hameed Shehadeh indicted on terror charges

Biden says gay marriage 'inevitable'

 

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Thursday, December 23, 2010
December 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:20 PM :: 5227 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

DoE #1 in failure: 38% of Hawaii students flunk Military Aptitude tests

Census reapportionment data to be released in February 

Unbiased Media: Abercrombie aides “walk on water”

Aides nervous when Abercrombie goes off script

Ed Case campaign website gets extreme makeover

Hawaii taxes could rise but not on GET

Toguchi blames private schools for Hawaii’s 38% ASVAP failure

 

DoE brainwashes second graders against Christmas

Cited 53 times, City does not fine Genesiro Kawamoto

Furloughs stir 2 moms' push for minimum of school days

Maui News: Gov. Abercrombie says one of his priorities is to return all Hawaii prisoners from the Mainland. Do you agree?

Censorship: Progressives look for ways to silence Mufi supporters

Gaza victimized by Ann Wright, Honolulu Advertiser

Temporary spending bill ends Hawaii earmarks: Inouye cronies cut off until March 4 at earliest

Akaka complains about failure of Akaka Bill

Army vet discharged under DADT "shocked" by repeal

Development ideas contradict General Plan

Crackdown on fireworks leads to 3 arrests in 2 days

Young Bros. Monopoly loses business, hikes rates 24%

A 2011 Rebirth of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion?

Mitt Romney Also in Hawaii, Expected to Talk 2012 Plans with Family

Dante Carpenter: Obama up to his eyeballs in horse manure 

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
December 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 7365 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Malama Solomon’s meth connection

In the rubble of 2010, Hawaii GOP finds “foundation for future success”

VIDEO: Djou farewell speech before US House

Special Election: Only 17% turnout so far

 

Rep. Djou Gives Farewell Speech

OHA Cronies gather at St Andrews to prey

Abercrombie appoints Malama Solomon, Maile Shimabukuro

Gay atheist Democrats look for three of their own to be appointed to the Senate

Census: Hawaii's Population Increases 12%: State Now Home To Nearly 1.4 Million Residents

Hawaii falls $900M further behind in pension funding

Justice in Jeopardy: Judiciary continues campaign for more money

SHOPO: More Police needed in Hawaii County

Kauai Open governance resolution passes

Big Fleets Resist Greens’ Plan to kill fishing industry

Takamine’s DLIR: Growth anticipated in green jobs

CB: IMG's Rail Operating Cost Off By Miles

NYT profiles Mauna Loa CO2 scam observatory

SA reposts Eric Ryan drivel

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 9318 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

$772M short: Abercrombie submits two-year budget, blames Lingle, tells Legislature to fix it

Lame Duck Won’t Create Race-Based Government After All

Hawaii Congressional delegation: How they voted December 12-19

Michael Medved to speak at SBH Conference

TEA Party favorite Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Honolulu

New Hawaii State laws effective January 1, 2011

After giving away millions, Abercrombie plans to ask for emergency funds to cover $71.6 million shortfall

 

Angry Abercrombie: “Crisis is an opportunity”

Say “its his responsibility to come up with balanced budget”, Abercrombie exasperated

Expert testimony: Abercrombie complains about phoniness

State Faces $844 Million Shortfall: New Gov. Offers No Specific Plan To Solve Deficit

Abercrombie promises no GE Tax increase

Akaka Bill fallout? Machado takes over from Apoliona at OHA

Inouye retaliates against Filipino veterans

Slom: Close Hawaii’s Public Schools? Better to Close the Department of Education

Kalapa: Jigsaw Puzzle Fix Needed To Repair Hawaii's Economic Future

Molina, Parsons to join Arakawa Admin

EIS notice issued for proposed Kona waste-to-energy plant

Obamas go shopping, lights blown out, kids start crying

Mistakenly Believing Immunity Applied, Ex-Diplomat’s Son Stole $300K From Law Firm

After failed IPO, Hawaii Windfarm developer hopes for “some kind of private financing”

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Monday, December 20, 2010
December 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 10238 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Honolulu is #2 on Erin Brockovich hexavalent chromium hit list

Nanakuli Special Election Candidates’ forum Tuesday

Abercrombie nominates Louie Attorney General

New Hawaii State laws effective January 1, 2011

Governor picks attorney general

6 Democrats vying for Takamine's Senate seat

SA: Plan for isle inmates awaited

ILind suddenly discovers there might be a revolving door between politics and journalism

Band or Football for Homeschoolers? Not in Hawaii

Obama HHS officials laud Obamacare law’s effect on Hawaii

Tesoro forced to sell fuel at a loss to HECO

Maui Taser case ruling could have nationwide implications

FORBES: Bank of Hawaii named “America’s Healthiest Bank”

DLIR Report: 'Green' jobs in Hawaii to rise 26 percent

Sopogy to partner with Chinese company on power plant

Hawaii bicycling activist returns to Connecticut

Clayton Hee pushes for Marianas Islands shark-finning ban

Gabbard wants a law addressing data leaks

Father slams 'veiled' Wanat report

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Sunday, December 19, 2010
December 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 6743 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie announces DOH team, DOT deputy

KITV: Former Soldier Hails Final Senate Vote: Hawaii Man Was Discharged Over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

 

Toguchi: Give us more money or we will close your schools

Med school's Palafox is named state health director

Kobayashi confirmed as Hawaii U.S. district judge

Inouye retaliates against Philippine Veterans

SA: Start now on setting up authority for rail transit

American Community Survey captures current state of economy

Lawyer Modafferi rebounds from dreadful 'ice' addiction

Blind man, woman file a countersuit, saying predatory practices hurt them

Show biz delivers $407 million to Hawaii's economy

Party Unity: Progressives seek felony prosecution for Mufi’s fake Venture Capitalists

Snobs want $250,000 per sq mile to find fireworks

Peter Boy's siblings hope truth comes out

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Saturday, December 18, 2010
December 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 PM :: 6682 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: Slom, Marumoto host community meeting on Kawamoto’s latest scheme

Rail Decision Called 'Hasty': Some Environmentalists Say EIS Is Still Incomplete  

Honolulu Council Committee Assignments announced 

SA: Congress should help pay for migrants' health care

Tax Compromise rejected by Hirono will put $1000 in your pocket

Desperate Inouye speaks up for Earmarks

 

Welfare boosts Hawaii personal income

SA: 'Felix' reforms slow to pay off

Review panel extends the probation period for Waters of Life as it struggles to right itself

Arakawa names county housing department chief

Does founder of Hannemann Front Group Exist?

Hannemann named president of Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association

UniDev housing dispute ordered into mediation

City reviews deal with towing firm

Kauai Council New Year’s resolution: End county furloughs

Maui Council ends term with Attack on Aquarium Fish collectors

Man Proposes For-Profit Honolulu Orchestra

False Front: Washington Place Falls Into Disrepair

Have jacket, will party: Bakken is back

LA Times: Samuel P. King dies at 94; longtime federal judge in Hawaii

Isle brigade to go to Afghanistan

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Friday, December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 PM :: 9139 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

UPDATE: Inouye earmark sets goal of developing a mechanism for Hawaii “Indian Tribe”

March for Life Rally to mark 40 years of legal abortion in Hawaii

VIDEO: Liliuokalani School could become Charter School

Djou, Akaka, Inouye back tax compromise, Hirono rejects Obama

LoPresti: Espero saw Dudley vandalize signs

Abercrombie snubs Josh Green, will nominate Palafox to DoH

Abercrombie, without an Attorney General, blindly signs Rail EIS: lawsuits will now commence to kill project

City Staff “open hostility” to rail financial review

Inouye crony calls Djou racist for opposing pork bill

Lynn Finnegan: The former House minority leader now is the face and voice of the charter schools movement in Hawaii

Aiona named vice president at Saint Louis School

Hirono: Obama bill unfair

Hawaii Farmers attacked by Tax Collectors, FDA

Abercrombie Prison Plan runs into Concerns raised about training for corrections officers

Sheriffs Earning More Than Hawaii's Chief Justice?

$3M Ponzi Scheme targeted Hawaii inmates, families 

Large crowd forces meeting on Mortgage Store outside

Anti-Development lawyer shuts down volunteer beach park improvement effort

Obama’s boss, kids coming to Hawaii without Him

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
December 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 9147 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

EPA: Sharp decrease in Hawaii air, water pollution

Punished for success? BoE to consider closing two of State’s most successful schools

Feds to loan $25M/month as Hawaii Unemployment Compensation fund runs dry

Star-Advertiser endorses McDermott in Special Election

 

Aiona appointed Exec VP of St Louis School

Eric Ryan’s annual anti-GOP scam makes Star-Advertiser, Kauai Garden Isle and Maui News

Hundreds Oppose Consolidation of Hawaii Kai Schools

Kia’aina Abercrombie?

Abercrombie already using Saguro lawsuit as excuse to bulk up UPW positions with new prison

DUI overtime fraud: 7 Officers charged want city to pay their legal bills

Honolulu one of the most secure places to live

Inouye: Polynesians guided by Earmarks, Pork

OHA officials conspire with US Education Secretary Duncan

Djou, Hirono vote to repeal 'don't ask' law

Change order disclosure: Council advances transparency, notification bill

Clerk’s salary still stirring controversy

UH-Hilo drops lecturer known for his colorful language

9oz of dope OK on flight, charges dropped

Larger planes could mean Southwest flights to Hawaii

Hawaii snags $425K from Dannon yogurt settlement

Flight rules to be less strict during Obama visit

How Christmas developed in Hawaii

Shapiro: The night before the holiday we don’t mention

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
December 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:09 PM :: 12080 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

Hawaii Right to Life endorses Dudley, McDermott in Honolulu Council Special Election

Inouye earmark sets goal of developing a mechanism for Hawaii “Indian Tribe”

Djou welcomes GAO audit of Compact of Free Association funds

Abercrombie names Okimoto, Wong, Ono, Ito, Kaahanui to Cabinet

Most effective way to move forward should Akaka Bill be enacted?

Akaka Bill: Dead Horse in a Dead Duck Session

SA Continues look at Hawaii DoE Special Ed Disaster

Shapiro: Less rant, more rationale needed on cost of rail transit

Hawaii ranks low in emergency preparedness

Arakawa names Johnson to serve on mayoral team

Shapiro: Dirty districting

Kondo selected to head state Ethics Commission

UPW Thrill ride: Lawyers find 18 Mainland Hawaii prisoners willing to sue

Haleiwa Flood Blamed On Dam Failure: Lawsuit Says Uninspected Reservoir Released Torrent

Tax cheat, anti-Superferry protester Gary Hooser on Say speakership: It’s all quid pro quo

Honolulu Anti-Semite pleads insanity

AP and Eric Ryan team up in desperate effort to convince suckers that state GOP in turmoil over finances

California’s 1st female LG has Kaua‘i roots

Star-Advertiser trims rate increase for state’s legal ads

KITV may be knocked off DirecTV Satellite

Grace Pacific, Mid Pac Petroleum Merge

Hawaii still may hear symphonic music

Big Island tops in poverty

Aching for Development, Laie Has Hawaii's Highest Household Size

Abercrombie: Hawaii Needs Federal Help After Micronesian Ruling

Triathlete raising money for COFA migrants on Big Isle

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
December 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 5465 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Report: Hawaii scores 7 out of 10 on Health Emergency Preparedness

How Hawaii’s Congressional delegation voted December 8–13

Hirono panics: After rejecting Obama, she now tries to straddle Tax Bill

Full Text: Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Josh Green still in running for Cabinet post, Malama Solomon seeks Senate appointment 

Special-education costs rise and so do questions 

 

Number of students in special education in decline after DoE mis-identified thousands

 

$250K Settlement with family of girl victimized by DoE Child Molester

Liliuokalani backers appeal for its survival

UHH Prof fired for cursing al-Qaeda

Lack of funds cuts Judiciary

Federal Judge Orders State Health Coverage For Micronesians

Dueling Over Dialysis: Hearing to address Kaiser proposal to be second provider

Tripler employees claim racial discrimination

City Council Candidates Respond to Civil Beat Questionnaire

Aquarium Fish Bill Draws Public Testimony

Bio-tech firms here will change the face of our local economy

Hanabusa: Does Clayton Hee suffer from chemical imbalance?

Hawaii senators visiting Taiwan

Hannemann to lead Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association

Ousted Hawaii County Councilmembers seeking Unemployment Payments

ILind: Documents trace controversial towing contract

Hawaii's Magma Chamber May Be World's Shallowest

Soldier from Ewa Beach among six killed in attack on NATO base in Afghanistan

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Monday, December 13, 2010
December 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 8164 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Cleaning up Abercrombie’s Mess: GAO to investigate lack of funding for Compact of Free Association Migrants

Hawaii Legislators’ favorite child molester claims he is the victim

Small Business Survivability: Hawaii ranks 44th

Special election will fill Apo's City Council seat 

Your DoE at work: Hawaii tops nation is Special Education due-process claims  

Abercrombie’s $67M giveaway endangers plan for Department of Early Childhood Education 

A Surcharge on Safety: Union Contract and Turnover Blamed for Outsized Overtime 

 

Halawa guards are fired over inmate abuse

 

 

 

Arrogant Abercrombie: At 72 he says he finally figured out humility

 

Shapiro: Will legislators follow Abercrombie’s lead?

Rep. Ward: Hawaii Kai Public Schools Under Serious Threat of Closure

Current rail plans rife with problems

FACE Hawaii wants to see mediation and other changes to help buyers keep homes

Bankruptcy court hears Symphony case today

Obama's Hawaii trip on hold until Congress finishes its work

Appeals court denies bail for pot guru

Some Laysan albatross pairs prove to be same-sex couples

Valiant bird needs our help, not our hate

Full Lunar eclipse will be visible from Hawaii

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
December 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 PM :: 8150 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

BoE School Shutdown Hearings start Monday

 

Turnout disappointing for Abercrombie coronation party at Lahainaluna

After causing Compact of Free Association problem, Abercrombie appoints immigrant rights activist to head Human Services

Democrat Borreca: Abercrombie wants to be your Facebook friend

AP: Democrats take control of Hawaii behind new leader

Tops in nation, Hawaii gets $318 per capita in earmarks

SA: Strip $70M funds from HTA to fix parks

Fundraiser to memorialize Hawaii's fallen police heroes

FBI lauds Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy

Inmates visit family via ministry

Enviros launch effort to ban opihi picking

Enviros seek 2000’ buffer zone along 175 miles of Big Island coast

Kauai Judge: Hapa Trail belongs to state

Charges trail city towing contractor: An investigation and complaints fail to prevent contract renewals

Documentary on Alaska statehood to premiere Sunday

NYT: Samuel P. King, Judge and Critic of Hawaiian Charity, Dies at 94

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Saturday, December 11, 2010
December 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 7311 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Reward for backing Tax Compromise? Obama Cabinet officials call for passage of Akaka Bill

Rep. Marumoro: $372K is not enough savings to justify closing Liliuokalani School

BoE Approves Committee Leadership Assignments

GOP responds to “bizarre, comical” emails from Eric Ryan

Akaka Bill headed nowhere

SA: Pact to boost business ties with Korea would help Hawaii

Akaka joins Hirono in attack on “deeply misguided” Obama plan

Akaka and allies take new tack on 'don't ask'

A new era in government arrives with unspoken costs

City responds to Criticism of Rail Finance

The Case for Building New Homes

Kauai Mayor pushes end to county furloughs

Hawaii County Council Bill would require prompt reporting of change orders, transparency

UH Economists See Oahu-Centric Recovery In 2011

It's official: University of Hawaii leaving the Western Athletic Conference

More Homeless Seek Shelter During Rains

Nearly All Foreclosures Driven By Out-Of-State Lenders

Panel: Ahi catch cuts not working Still, time hasn’t run out on saving fishery by destroying fishermen

Destroyed by union, Symphony calls it quits after 110 years

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Friday, December 10, 2010
December 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 5649 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

NCSL: Hawaii budget short $200M for 2012, $145M for 2013

Child porn survivor denounces UH Prof’s call for legalization

County to bulldoze December 7 Battlefield?

Rail Financial Report co-authored by former Controller of So Cal Rapid Transit

Turnabout: Hawaii GOP calls on Hirono, Hanabusa to support Obama Tax Bill

US House Democratic Caucus: “F*** the President …. We can’t trust him…. Just say no!”

Olbermann Video: “President may not be re-nominated. Get a new man. Or woman.”

Study: Hawaii ranks 5th in overall health

24% of Hawaii residents spend more than they earn

Hawaii: 147K on Food Stamps, up 15.7%

EIS Begins for Undersea Power Cable Project

Rally for Imprisoned Noble Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo

Budget: DLNR demands $50M/year

Slavery: Global Horizon Trafficking Defendants Likely Face Additional Charges

Rail Critics Say State Report Will Go To Congress, Feds

SA: Tax-cut deal is best for now

HPD officer charged in theft: Honolulu's police chief offers no explanation for the five recent arrests of policemen

Judge King describes Democrat Borreca

Denby Fawcett quits KITV after helping Abercrombie pretend to be Episcopalian 

Speaker Say: Will Abercrombie appointments manipulate balance of power in House?

Takamine, Kokubun domino effect

Faye “Islam Day’ Hanohano ready to quit House for Senate

Rep Morikawa breaks ranks with dissidents, sort of

Ethics Commission Gives Senators OK for Taiwan Trip

Gov. Abercrombie Agrees To Disclose List Of Gala Donors

Dopers to protest arrest of Abercrombie fundraiser on dope charges

Weekly jobless claims top 17,000

Nobody comes: Hotel Occupancy drops to 38%

Hawaiian again tops on-time arrivals

Must A Property Owner Seek To Change The Law To Ripen A Federal Regulatory Takings Claim?

Book Review – Island Son: The Life and Times of Hawaii’s Republican Reformer (coming to Hilo)

Molesters’ buddies continue attack on Fontaine

Lahaina News: Jo Anne Johnson represented us well

Waikiki vigil honors Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

WH: Obama won't leave DC until nuke deal is done

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Thursday, December 9, 2010
December 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 10639 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

North Korean threat to Hawaii mentioned in Wikileaks cables

Progressives denounce Obama: “What happened to the man?”

Abercrombie nominates Tam DLNR Deputy Director

King did all this within the law

House Dissidents blame factionalism for lack of majority package

Pay-to-Play deposits being accepted tonight at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Abercrombie Inherits $200M Pile of Lawsuits

State EIS process begins for undersea cables, wind farms

Hirono rejects Obama: Sens. Inouye, Akaka, Rep Djou To Vote For Tax Deal

Star-Advertiser continues process of trying to make First Lady acceptable

Carlisle appointees win initial approval

HPD officer arrested following Mililani store theft

Gun control propaganda installed at KCC

Visa Rules hold back US Tourism industry

Hawaii: A Gay Travel Oasis

Artificial woman wins reassignment to real women's prison

Dopers in frenzy as FLIR increases busts 575%

County settles suit for $55K

Kauai Enviros launch attack against Fish Aggregating Devices

Kona Coffee producers confused in wake of quarantine

Nest of endangered albatross found in Hawaii

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
December 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 8469 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie’s first-day furlough fakery

Abercrombie: Release fulfills agreement, does not end teacher furloughs

Judge Samuel P King remembered

US Civil Rights Commission warns against Akaka Bill Sneak Attack

Djou applauds tax compromise

Complete factional breakdown in State House

Abercrombie’s Democrat youth movement

SA begins process of making Hawaii’s nutty First Lady acceptable

Lingle: Welfare Rolls Decreased 40 Percent Under My Watch

Shapiro complains that Lingle backed Republicans for president

AP Finds Republicans quoteworthy When they are supporting a Democrat

SA: Tighten schools' nepotism rules

OHA’s Stender: Captain Cook to blame for DoE’s failures

Qwest, Verizon, ATT challenge taxpayer giveaway to Al Hee’s Sandwich Isles Scam Company

Discounts lure more to hotels

Religious war: Mormons vs Enviros duke it out over Laie

Isle initiative fuels hydrogen cars

Two Council Candidates Face Residency Challenges

Kauai County Worker allegedly threatens supervisor, then gets promoted

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