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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
March 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:14 PM :: 9749 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Taxes, Spending, and Bans: Kona Meeting to focus on Legislature

House Raids Highway Fund, Raises Vehicle Taxes

VIDEO: House Republicans defend Prepaid Healthcare Act against Obamacare

Hope Probation Launched in Hilo

Recktenwald seeking comment on Judicial Nominees for First, Fifth Circuit

State Akaka Tribe, Instant Runoff Voting, Elected Attorney General, Healthy Dope all Crossover

Pension Tax Passes: “One day, with inflation, all pensions will be taxed”

Shapiro: Abercrombie can't get away from pledge to not raise GET

Oshiro Looking at up to $300 Million in Budget Cuts as House Passes Tax Hikes

Statewide Plastic bag ban Passes Crossover

Bill allows lawmakers, state employees to be bribed with free tickets to non-profit events

Senator Brickwood “Buzzy G” Galuteria says critics of $200 bribe bill lack knowledge

State-run Bank replaced with a Task Force

Budget for New Transit Authority: $21 Million

CDC Survey: Teens in Hawaii Have Less Sex, More Babies Than Peers

McKenna to participate in Transgender Meeting

Honolulu Ranked Safest Spring Break Destination

Homeless at Keeau Beach Park moving out

Hawai'i Long Term Care Commission invites public testimony at hearing

Senate Approves Marijuana Decriminalization, votes to convert school to prison

Inouye trying to save $22B in loan guarantees for green energy scammers

A Gift to the Peasants: State denies HECO biofuel surcharge

99% Approve new Hotel Workers Contract

UH Manoa: Seven Story Classroom building without elevators, chunks of concrete rain on pedestrians

VIDEO: Abercrombie Visits Mayor Wright Homes

Fire captain's fate to be decided soon

Hawaii County back tracks building code changes: Dramatic revisions being sent to council

Kauai Council questions impact of furloughs on overtime

Hawaii Artist, Historian Herb Kane Dies

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
March 8, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 8806 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Contract Settlement: HECO and IBEW put the people first

Senate Finance Ctte: Obamacare will cost Hawaii $30M

Yoshioka Confirmation: The Missing $700M, screaming, lying, and slander

Gallup: Hawaii No. 1 in U.S. for Wellbeing

Congress to Investigate Islamic Radicalization in the US

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How they voted March 7

Star-Advertiser: Kym Pine was right

Nine Tax Measures to be voted by House Today

Move Afoot To Raise Taxes

Its Baaack: Legislators amend bill to allow $200 “gifts” from unions, business orgs, HIPA

Clayton Hee stalling as Five Abercrombie Cabinet appointments await hearings

More money for them: Green Energy Scammers fight against counting residential installations toward goal

Nothing escapes the unwavering gaze of our legislators

UH Perfesser complains not enough dopers among student body, Demands Legislative action

Abercrombie looks in Mirror: “We have become all too used to a style of dealing with our problems that does not reflect Hawai‘i”

HECO: Tentative labor deal reached--A vote on the contract could come by week's end

United, Continental scrap expansion plans because of oil

Hilton Worldwide reaches tentative deal with Unite Here locals

Homelessness Industry: Meth Addicts being used to grab land in Kakaako, Cooke Street

Judge: Officer ‘coerced’ accused child predator into statement

Bishop Street Trial lawyer found in Contempt, pays $300K Bail

On Trial: Kona woman accused of theft from Hospital Foundation

Animal Liberation Activist Sued for Fraud

Happiest Man in America: "Religion is very important. It grounds you. It makes you humble."

Tautofi Escapes Hawaii: “If I stay here, I can never get out of this dump”

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Monday, March 7, 2011
March 7, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:56 AM :: 12680 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Star-Advertiser: Give Sand Island to Homelessness Industry—and lots of money too

Officials balk at renewing 3-strikes law

Honolulu Residents To Pay Hawaii's Highest Gas Tax under Carlisle proposal

Ewa Blackout Causes medical emergencies: One person in Serious condition

Abercrombie “No Comment” On Palafox firing

Shapiro: Don’t cross Abercrombie with independent thought

AtomicMonkey: Transparency in Government means making people Disappear

Admin seeks Eight BoE Nominees

SB1195: LWV Claims blank votes are not really counted as “No” votes

POLITICO: Will Senate ever vote on Liu to Rule over Hawaii from 9th Circuit? 

Obama Admin pushes for Human Trafficking law in Hawaii

Socialist Superferry system shelved

Fishing cut off before quota reached: Scientists have no idea about actual fish stocks

Consumers cry foul over overdraft fees

UH Manoa Richardson Law School Dean claims Obamacare is Legal

L.A. community colleges' green energy plan proves wildly impractical. The blunders cost taxpayers $10 million


The £25,000 eco-classroom that can't be used because solar panels don't provide enough heat

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Sunday, March 6, 2011
March 6, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 PM :: 7688 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Gulen Cult: Legislators to welcome “Ugly Unionbusting” to Hawaii schools?

VIDEO: New Volcanic Fissure erupts in Hawaii

Panos on Geothermal: Can Hawaii catch up with Philippines and Iceland?

Report: 92% of Nursing Homes Employ Convicts, Hawaii has not implemented background checks

Pine: HECO replacement workers put in 17-hour days

With Power Restored, Rep Pine drops State of Emergency request

Gay marriage activists plan strategy to put Civil Unions in Court

RETALIATION:  Did Gov. Abercrombie exceed his legal authority in making OIP staff appointment, blocking Takase from returning to Civil Service?

Carlisle budget boosts Taxes, Fees 

Boylan: "What if the hope and change isn't realized?"

Senate race: Mufi is “Gleefully Opportunistic”, Case “Impudent”

How Akaka built up the Old Boy System

AARP: Retroactive pension tax would be unfair and legally flawed

Hawaii may raid savings for budget

Hawaiian Electric & IBEW Union Leaders Meeting With Federal Mediator

Pot, Kettle, Black: Abercrombie speaks out against Grandstanding


Hawaii Homeless Caucus Held to push Tent City, develop revenue stream for Homelessness Industry

Earmarks ban won't halt Saddle roadwork

Commentary: Free trade pacts will benefit Hawaii

21 airlines fined for fixing passenger, cargo fees

Feds restrict total Bottomfish take to about 5,000 fish per year statewide

Anti-Plastic Brainwashing film to be shown at UH Manoa

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Saturday, March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 9872 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Rep Pine calls for State of Emergency after Strike, Storm leave Ewa, Leeward in dark

Republicans field over 60 Neighborhood Board Candidates

RCP: Akaka's Seat a Longshot for GOP

Abercrombie Admin caught in lie as OIP director is fired

Perry & Price: Abercrombie digging a hole, just keeps digging

Highest in Nation: Hawaii Underemployment hovers between 21-25%

SB8: Abercrombie Will Sign Legislation to Appoint Board of Education Members

Human Error? “Somebody threw a wrong switch”

Abercrombie: “My thought….”

IBEW Business Manager Accuses HECO Of Stalling

KHON: Big money expected for Akaka’s seat

WaPo: The GOP's tough path in Hawaii

Hawaii ponders moratorium on home foreclosures

Groups' anti-gambling efforts pay off

Hawaii excise tax revenue climbs, but general fund is down compared to last year

Things that make you go hmmmm.....TIMING, REALLY?

House Bill 853: Most Dangerous at the Hawaii Legislature copied from Most Corrupt State in the Union

Public safety, defense and accounting heads unanimously confirmed by Hawaii Senate

Kauai NIMBYS follow in OHA’s Footsteps, block drug treatment

Police, Fire Chief Want Pay Raises; Mayor Opposed

Park Concessions could help offset cost of repairs — Arakawa

Star-Advertiser Sunday circulation off projections by 10%

Fire chiefs want sprinklers in all new single-family homes

Oahu Landfill Set To Reopen

Hawaii state farm fair will not take place this year 

Bill to recognize bat stalls

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Friday, March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:51 PM :: 8538 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE

Abercrombie, Inouye fought over Akaka Retirement—Palafox connection?

Djou: Lingle would make an outstanding US Senator

Hanabusa, Hirono, Akaka: Make way for Captain Kirk

D.C., Hawaii Top the Rest of the Union in Economic Confidence

Pine: Hawaii hands out the most welfare dollars, food, and benefits in Nation

VIDEO: Reps Fontaine, McKelvey against HB141 weakening Repeat Offender sentencing

HB1529 Government Planning? Leg considers bill asking Governor to convene task force to write report 

Oppressed by Taxes, Utility Bills, Land Monopolies, Hawaii works 24/7, never sleeps

Perriera troubled by Abercrombie’s plan to grow Government

Lawmakers Scramble to Meet First Decking

Leg advances $116M Tax hikes, Abercrombie wanted $540M

Measures to start various forms of gambling in Hawaii fail to advance

Race Hustler Clayton Hee calls William Aila Dickless

Dickless men in dresses to become new protected class

Transsexual Prostitutes Prey On Downtown Middle School Students

Abercrombie: New BoE to be seated by April Fools Day

Clayton Hee: Bipolar, egotistical, quick to anger, boorish, dysfunctional, brutal, racist

Sen Brickwood “Buzzy G” Galuteria earns place in hall of shame

Honolulu Budget to be available online

DoE Maintenance Solution? Close schools and sell land

Landed Aristocracy, Labor unions advance bills

Hawaii Legislature Weighs Controversial Adoption Bill

HB638: Instant Runoff Voting

CNN: TSA Polygraph Tests for Honolulu Baggage handlers

Legislature spends all day on Homelessness Industry

Recycling War: PVT, Waimanalo Gulch vs Schitzer Steel 

Students in Free Enterprise help Tuvaluans Build Businesses

Attorney general sues animal rights activist

SA: Open-ocean aquaculture needs more scrutiny

GM sells just 281 Chevy Volts in February, Nissan only moves 67 Leafs 

American Samoa tells more than 100 businesses to stop distributing plastic bags

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
March 3, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:37 PM :: 12906 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka not running in 2012, will not let Abercrombie choose successor

NPR: Senate Exit By Hawaii's Akaka May Open Door For Lingle

Akaka never cast one vote in favor of legal protection for unborn children in 22 years

How Inouye sabotaged Akaka Bill

Ed Case: “I remain interested in U. S. Senate”

Mufi: “Plenty of time to discuss my plans”

Lingle, Djou comment on Akaka retirement

Extortion, Criminal Conspiracy: FBI investigating Gulen Religious Cult behind Mokapu STEM School, Pacifica Institute

Hirono, Hanabusa reject Obama, vote for Government Shut Down

Jamie Story leaving Grassroot Institute

Honolulu 40 Days for Life Rally at Capitol

Souki: “They're probably all jumping for joy right now . . . The field's wide open”

Solomon: Clayton Hee for US Senate

First Open Senate Race since 1976

“A moment of silence for Tort Reform” Tommy Waters, Portnoy named to Judicial Selection Commission

No pain for HGEA, No savings for State: Medicare Part B cut only for hires after July 1

Bill takes step toward elected attorney general

No Shortfall, But Carlisle Still Wants Higher Taxes

Honolulu has already “encumbered” $338M on rail Project

Paauilo DoE Principal headed for jail, rehab after DUI conviction

No plea yet from DoE Teacher accused of tying child to toilet

Big Isle  Bag ban bogs down -- More public hearings slated

Kauai Residents torn over bag ban

Airline maps out China-Hawaii runs

Eco-Frauds claim Rate Hike Isn’t

Oi: Wind energy shows lack of prudence

Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light

‘Recused’?  In Decades no Senator has been found to have a conflict

Keith-Agaran turns away anti human trafficking supporters

Maui Charter Panelists will pretend to be Objective

Kauai Charter amendment sets higher limit on Charter Amendment petitions

VIDEO: Payroll Lag Gimmick to balance Hawaii County budget

Mesa Air emerges from bankruptcy

Waikiki getting pre-APEC facelift

Waikiki hotel workers authorize strike

After Legislators attack, Hawaii Car Audio Dealers Organize

Hawaii's Homeless: Transitioning out

Kaiwahine Village moves forward

Enlightened, Conscious, and Progressive Commune-dweller pleads guilty in killing

Missouri welfare benefits being spent in Hawaii

9-11 trooother Rosanne Barr attacks neighbors in Hamakua

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
March 2, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 PM :: 9054 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE

HB853: State-Owned Bank to be run by Takamine, Abercrombie

Legislature seeks to tax music, book, movie writers working in Hawaii

Slom on Taxes and Pensions: “I don’t think this Governor is going to wink-flinch”

VIDEO: Abercrombie blames elderly living longer for increasing debt, spending

Local Leaders Donate $732,278 to Stop Meth Use

HB1407: Abolishes Adoption privacy, requires names of birth parents be public record

Shapiro: Abercrombie’s Opponents were right

SA: Approve bill on appointed BOE

Hanabusa, Hirono vote for Government Shutdown in fight for pork

Things that make you go hmmmm.....MAKING A BAD IDEA WORSE

AP: Plan for tax on pensions would affect ‘wealthy’ only

Senate WAM Approves Tax-Raising Bills

Senators pass bill raiding fewer funds, UH Athletics to become Special Fund subject to future raids 

Bill to enhance film tax incentives in Hawaii advances

‘Meticulous organizing’ won Gay Civil Unions

Greene Energy Scammers to make Ratepayers foot bill for Undersea Cable?

Enviros force yet another Electric Rate Hike

Clayton Hee continues to wage war on Aila

Senators dismiss idea allowing $200 gifts

Bill Limiting Disclosure of Public Employees Information Dies

SB205 Amends Hawaii Write-In voting laws

At Least 27 Honolulu TSA Officers Under Probe: Some Checked Luggage Went Un-Screened For Months, Sources Say

DoE Estimates 3000 homeless Children

Hawaii Co Fire Department reopens investigation into Fire Captain’s Fatal Hit-Run

UH top three factory: 113 of 114 applicants get Promotion, 114th sues

Groups seek to protect fish from aquarium trade

Housing in Hawaii: What's holding it up?

PPP Considers a Hawaii Poll

1980s Flashback: Judicial Corruption corrupts Sherriff, Legislature

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
March 1, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 PM :: 11245 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE

HB1465 to be heard Thursday: Protect Elders against “Power-of-attorney” abuse

SB120—Special Funds Repeal--amended after 800 pages of testimony

Haloanakalaukapalili: The Story of the Kalo Plant at Iolani Palace

Governor Appoints Deputy Directors for Corrections and Behavioral Health

Finalists for new Dean of College of Natural Sciences will visit UH Mānoa

Pension Tax Passes Key Committee Votes, Republicans unanimous in opposition

Democrats wonder who will succeed Akaka, if not Lingle

Lingle advisor Klompus to work in “consulting”, write Lingle book

Don’t be a Dick: Clayton Hee demands look at Aila’s “Pubic Record”

Star-Advertiser: Accepting Abercrombie’s cuts is HGEA’s last best chance to avoid Wisconsin-style measures

Legislature seeks to steal Honolulu City property under closed Schools

After chasing Superferry out, Socialist Legislature considers State-Run Ferry

Kaneko, Tsutsui gut transparency bill and conspire to allow unlimited bribes in increments of $200

New government may be started by state in order to hand out money, land to OHA Trustees

State-Level Akaka Bill Stirs Controversy: Effort To Recognize Native Hawaiian Entity Is Opposed By Some Groups

Recycling War: Registered Lobbyist Says He Isn't A Lobbyist

Lawmakers Told Oil Price Spike Could Cut into Hawaii Tourism

Labyrinthine land-use laws suffocating isle economy

VIDEO: Bioenergy plant opponents block road in Pepeekeo

Kakaako homeless given extension to pack up and leave

Eugene Sanders, Former Cleveland Schools' Head, lecturing on “School reform” in Maui

More than 150 dogs seized from puppy farm

New trial set for HPD officer accused of sex assault

Maui Doper Claims she isn’t getting high, just medicated

Rosanne Barr nailed for Illegal Grading, Grubbing on Hamakua Nut farm

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Monday, February 28, 2011
February 28, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 PM :: 10985 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Charles Djou, second most moderate Republican in 111th Congress

Fraud, Threats, and bathrooms: Hanabusa’s Jeff Stone dukes it out with KoOlina condo owners

More on Hanabusa’s Chief of Staff: Wu says he was hospitalized in 2008 for reaction to mental-health drug

State skim = rail scam

Kona Residents “up in arms” over governor's budget

National Journal picks up Akaka Story 

CB: $510M in New Taxes

APEC Committee vs FT: “APEC Ready”

SA: State needs CIO

More kids eligible for low-cost lunch

9-11 Patriot Flag raised in Honolulu

Panos promotes Geo energy before Conservative Forum

A day of remembrance, preservation at internment camp site

Honolulu Limbaugh Resolution futile, unoriginal

Kawaiahao Pastor defends disturbing burials

Homeless man starts up car wash business to get off the streets

New Designer Drug being sold on Oahu

Two Medical Marijuana Bills Pending Tuesday Hearing

Calif. pot dispensaries run afoul of taxman

Isle workplaces safer, data show

Japan's credit rating sinks under weight of massive national debt

Fuel miscalculations send Russian satellites crashing into Hawaiian waters

Unitarians Dump Pacific Region Director 

Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming

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Sunday, February 27, 2011
February 27, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 14567 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

KHON: With his term up next year, what do you think Sen. Dan Akaka should do?

Star-Advertiser begins to panic as Abercrombie “lecturing, harangues”

HGEA: Abercrombie is like Scott Walker

Dopers, anti-Superferry activists duke it out for control of Maui Democratic Party

Wind power is stirring up the neighbor isles, where the resource would be captured

Contested Case granted in TMT Shakedown—two year countdown to defeating the Telescope

A peek at a few of the legislative “packages”

Usual gaggle of Honolulu progressives rally demanding you pay for Abortion, Gov’t Unions

Kenoi administration ends up recruiting nominees for redistricting board

OHA awards $329K in community grants

Hawaii County to consider requests from nonprofits

Medicated: Hawaii alleged doper allegedly found with 84lbs of marijuana in Arkansas

SB 175 Would Move Medical Marijuana Program from Narcotics Enforcement to the Department of Health

Horizon Lines agrees to $45M fine for Monopolizing US – Puerto Rico Jones Act Trade (hint, hint)

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Saturday, February 26, 2011
February 26, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 AM :: 10535 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye dumps Akaka: Says Hanabusa, Hirono, Hannemann worthy contenders for 2012 Senate race

Gallup: Hawaii is tops in moderates, has fewest conservatives in nation

SB218 passes Senate Judiciary: Would force all Hospitals to provide Abortion Pill

$3.48M sat for 9 years after photo enforcement law repealed

Limbaugh: Did Honolulu Council ever pass resolution condemning Mao’s genocide?

Hawaii Legislature honored Mao Zedong collaborator

Full Text: Maui 2011 State of the County Speech

Some Democrats question Akaka’s ‘Viability’

Nonaka: GOP has strong bench for 2012 Senate challenge

Finance Committee considers 3 pension tax plans

HB 1092: Abercrombie administration still pushing for Pension tax at $37,500, Dems likely to boil frog slower

HB799 Imposes GE Tax on non-profits, hospitals, churches

HB 815: Hawaii Could Cut Public Workers' Bargaining Rights

Arakawa: Tough decisions to be made in tough times

Mauna Kea telescope OK'd: Opponents will get one last chance to appeal for the site's cultural significance

Hawaii jobless rate averaged 6.6% in 2010, nation's 7th lowest

MoveOn.org, Hiding behind new name, demands tax increases in Honolulu

Hawaii Activists protest at Kawaiahao Construction site

Gays looking forward to hundreds “getting married” in Hawaii

State has Thousands of Dollars Owed to Itself in Unclaimed Property Program

Day 2: Birthers focus in on Palafox termination

Hot water in works for Mayor Wright

Arun Gandhi: Hawaii Progressives play host to yet another anti-Semite

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Friday, February 25, 2011
February 25, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 PM :: 9933 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Full Text: Carlisle’s State of the City Speech

Census Bureau releases Hawaii 2010 Redistricting, Census Data, custom maps

FT: Complacent Honolulu out of its league, not ready for APEC

Hawaii’s future: LA Marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks, McDonalds

Dans cling to power as upheaval convulses Senate

Senate Leaders Support 'Borrowing' From Transit Fund

How Can DoH create grounds for Civil Unions Litigation?

Civil Beat Claims Gov Not Taxing Pensions of Retirees With $37,500 Income

Birthers finally figure out how to fit Palafox dismissal into Conspiracy Theory

State Legislature on five-day recess from floor sessions


Clayton Hee’s wife given $141K job at UH

BOE Recommends Liliuokalani Elementary Closure to save $575K

Carlisle Uses State of City Address to Outline Financial Woes, Hopes

Lights! Camera! Tax Credits! (Why Hawaii Needs To Give Rich People Money In A Bad Economy)

Is Abercrombie a closet fan of Scott Walker?

Former state building is entryway into black hole

Hawaii island fire official to serve 90-day term in pedestrian's death

Trial underway for HPD officer accused of sexually assaulting prostitute

Galen Fox Part 2

National Park Service to hold Hawaii meetings on preserving internment camps

Marijuana Dispensaries Headed For Senate Approval: Bill Would Tax Marijuana Sales, Stores

HECO Workers Deliver Strike Notice: Employees Could Walk Off Job Saturday

Hawaii gas prices top nation

New Soros investment fund, profiting off Obama's 'green energy' push, hires top Obama energy aide

Abercrombie Pay for Play donor happy: Planned expansion will boost Pacific Biodiesel’s capacity to 5M gallons

Common Cause: Legislature Moving Bill to Hide Consumer Complaints from Public

Monopoly? Bills to allow out-of-state CPAs easier HI access being debated

Honolulu monopolizes State’s Economy

State asked to undo substandard roads in old-boy scam subdivisions

East Hawaii adds 18,258, West Hawaii Today spins

Neighbor Island growth outpaces Oahu

More Hawaii residents identify as mixed race

Designer Drugs Masked as Bath Salts found in Kona

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Thursday, February 24, 2011
February 24, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 10987 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 signs Civil Unions: Invites Sex tourists, illegal aliens to Hawaii

Pension Tax will soak 43,520 pensioners an average of $2580 each

$37,500? Abercrombie makes fool of himself during Pension Tax debate

Act 100: How Hanabusa and Cayetano launched Hawaii Pension crisis

Released: 2010 Census Data for Hawaii

Neil vs. Dan: Overheard in the Governor’s Office

Both sides see same-sex marriage in future

Slom Slams Abercrombie Budget; Says Lawmakers May Hike General Excise Tax


Oi: Accept Abercrombie’s tax hikes or end up like Wisconsin

Abercrombie ears sick, cancels trip

Visitor arrivals up 12% in January, spending up 20%

Carlisle paints bleak financial picture in State of City speech

Tom Berg casts lone “no” vote as rest of Honolulu Council grovels before murdering Chinese dictator

Wife of detained Chinese Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo says she, family are 'hostages'

Palafox: UH Medical School unaware of any investigation


Turning UH Research Into Local Industries

FALSE: Radcliffe: Most Government Buildings 'Full of Mold and Virus'

Hawaii Co. Fire Captain gets 90 days in fatal hit-and-run: Driver can serve sentence on weekends, conviction will be erased from record

Honolulu report details sex charge against priest

Journalism Shield Law Important for Hawaii, First Amendment

Abercrombie sends 96 prisoners to mainland Prisons

Defendant in Thai forced labor case pleads guilty

After burning Trust Fund, Kahoolawe group seeks permanent fund stream

Stender, Cayetano seek control of Honolulu Symphony

Tweekers worried about SB40

Dopers: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill SB 1460 at the Crossroads

Hawaii attorneys targeted in scam

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
February 23, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 10419 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle closed $3B budget gap without raising taxes

Djou: Hawaii Politicians Detached From Reality

Gallup: At 65.9%, Hawaii Still Most Approving of Obama; among slowest to decline

Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they voted Feb 22

HB1545 to be heard today: Hawaii Legislators’ frozen bread bill

SA: What happened to Austerity?


Abercrombie's new budget and taxes questioned

Bill on civil unions to be signed today, Oshiro too busy to get hitched to boyfriend

Oahu Democrat leader pushing for $840M in sex tourism for Hawaii

Construction months away despite groundbreaking

Hanabusa, Akaka: “There will be overruns”

Clayton Hee playing games with Abercrombie appointees

Gov's refusal to release list risks Judiciary's transparency, revert to Broken Trust days

2012? New Mufi web site looks a lot like a campaign

Telescope coming down to a vote

Final vote pending on appointed school board

HSTA still sabotaging RTTT

44 Sports programs receive support from SOS

HGEA suddenly “finds” coqui as Legislature debates tax hike to fund inspectors

Legislature approves $1M for governor's office

Even with Free Land, 'Affordable Housing' Fails due to lack of creditworthy applicants

Not BioFools: 'Our people don't want to be slapped in the face again and left with the opala'

Duh: Kenoi’s Redistricting picks didn't live in the right districts

ACLU’s Top Doper: It’s Time to Fix Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Law

Lawmakers take extra time crafting animal cruelty bills

Tops in Torts: New Hawaii Based Online Mesothelioma Knowledge Center Launches

PBS Hawaii Presents ‘A Conversation with America’s Misanthropic Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin’

Sailors slain by Somali pirates had ties to Maui

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
February 22, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 PM :: 12821 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Budget: Facing massive deficit, Abercrombie hikes spending $728.6M

Gallup: Over 10% of Hawaii voters abandon Democratic Party, exodus among greatest in US

Freedom? SB218 would force all Hospitals to provide Abortion Pill

Hawaii Lost Fewer Manufacturing Jobs Over Past Year


Abercrombie Budget rejects UHERO, uses $844M deficit figure, not $700M

Governor's budget proposal calls for increased spending

Pet Projects will soak up $98.3M in new spending

Wasteful Flip-Flop: Abercrombie wants to close newly opened school convert into Prison

Democrat Advertiser fearful of Lingle’s call for inclusiveness

Incompetent Democrat Angus McKelvey losing hose to Foreclosure

North-South traffic lanes closed for rail groundbreaking event

IMG Chairman Cautions Clients on Federal Funding Availability for Rail

State Still Trying to Raid City's Rail Coffers

More Federal Funds?  That’s Schatz’ job now, says Abercrombie

Kalapa: Tax credits, stimulus magnify boom-bust cycle

Honolulu Mayor Lacks Key Overtime Info For Budget

Republicans honor former senator, author for service

Student news network debuts this week

SA: Make DoE into giant Fat Farm

NLRB upholds decision against Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obamacare Preview: HHCP employees’ paychecks bouncing

Expert: $5 gas in Hawaii not unreasonable to expect

Sustainability vs. Environmentalism: Why It’s, Sadly, Not The Same Thing

'Questionable' Maui charity heads for Nashville

Disney Aulani to open August 29

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Monday, February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:31 AM :: 9487 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie: GE Tax hike will be People's Will

People’s Pulse: 68% oppose GE Tax hike

Abercrombie doesn’t want to hear from you about Civil Unions—but he will have to anyway

Hanabusa’s new Chief of Staff helped hide “kooky” Congressman’s mental illness

City does not have clearance to build rail line 

CB: Road Paved for Raising the GET?

Legislators get mixed messages about spending cuts and raising taxes

Bob Jones: Dan Akaka should resign, let Abercrombie name replacement

Alcohol, Tobacco and now sugar?  State becomes business partner to merchants of death

DANGER: Barrel Tax Bills still alive

Surge in elder abuse prompts more investigation, awareness

Louie’s malpractice and personal injury firm salutes appointment at Attorney General

'Trafficking' bill needs clarity

City to close last homeless Tent City on Beach

Green energy scammers, monopolists come together as anti-Superferry Protester takes control of PUC

Enviro $hake down artists laugh at their ability to get away with almost anything in Hawaii courts

Kitchen's closing steams tiny firms (bureaucrats run wild crushing small businesses)

HECO Palm Oil Steam Boiler is first (and prolly last) on Earth

Hawaii County Redistricting: 3 of Kenoi's picks gave to campaign

About Face! program works, so it is being cut

DoE fails again: Only two schools comply with nutritional guidelines 

4000 endangered Hawaiian Petrels found on Lanai 

Al-Jazeera thrilled by last year’s idea of State-owned Bank for Hawaii

Legislators passion for politics began at young age

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Sunday, February 20, 2011
February 20, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 PM :: 14303 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Find it Here: Census Bureau set to Release Local 2010 Census Data for Hawaii

Leading Birther admits conspiracy theory promoted by Obama supporters

Wisconsin Stands With Walker as Democrats flee

SA: Special Session Coming?  GE Tax hike on menu?

Rail Fail: Minimal interest in “Transit Oriented Development”

Gambling is not the quick fix Hawaii legislators are looking for

Superferry Redux: Young Brothers Senator Roz Baker takes aim a Pasha 

Mauna Kea telescope vote slated for Friday

Good News: Oshiro copies GOP Journalist Shield Bill, reintroduces it as his own

9th Circuit: Obama’s Judicial nominee Ed Chen did not violate Judicial Code of Conduct with anti-American remarks 

Union: Without spending $100B of borrowed Chinese money, you will die

China tries to stamp out 'Jasmine Revolution'

Civil Unions projected to produce only 569 couples in 4 years

Same-sex marriage bills have mixed results

Priorities: Hawaii Legislature to define Dancing?

Veteran police officer pleads no contest to DUI charges, still at work on payroll

Lingle and staff owed $345K in unused vacation, Democrats to organize circus

Never-hired employees save isle tax dollars

Union workers reject Hawaiian Electric pact

Canadian smuggles plastic bags into Maui

Sea level rises 6 inches—and Global Warming is not blamed!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011
February 19, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 10297 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Slom: Feds not investigating Palafox

Hawaii Bond Ratings: Fitch joins Moody’s in threating downgrade

Investor discussing Nonstop Flights From China To Hawaii

DBEDT Forecasts Stronger Economic Growth

Recktenwald names Browning to replace McKenna

Gingrich: If Georgia can do it, so can Hawaii (VIDEO)

Rohlfing: Republicans in Hawaii in better shape than victories of last election suggested

Gays take aim at Children, Demand control of sex education

Gay Leader admits Gay Marriage is a new invention, not a civil right

Tax The Rich! AARP hedges bet on Pension Tax

SA: Benefits reform critical

Bill on Waikiki casino is voted down

HB155: Legislature to exempt Rail, other public works from Burial Laws

Panos: Picket Fake Rail Groundbreaking

House Appropriations Budget Looks to Cut Rail Outlay

Lawmakers eye liquor tax increase

HPD Major Indicted by Federal Grand Jury, still on duty as Legislative Liaison

Censorship: ACLU threats force cancellation of anti-drug rally


Paper Chase: Another Setback For Mayor Wright Repairs

Raped girl for six years, Perfesser gets probation, will keep pension

Galen Fox tries to re-write history

Interim administrator named for Honolulu Liquor Commission

Dopers: Clouds of smoke from California will envelop Hawaii, its inevitable

Revolving Door: 46 priors, now charged with credit card offenses

Prisoner Reentry

KIUC board candidates share views at forum

HECO workers vote against tentative contract

Republicans come out in favor of 'birther' control

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Friday, February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:27 PM :: 12664 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Seven House Races decided Civil Unions

UPDATE: Commissioners reject Carlisle's call to cancel Neighborhood Board Elections

Hanabusa, Hirono silent as E-W Center Funding Cut by Congress

YOU WERE WARNED: UH Manoa Anti-Americans place E-W Center funding at risk

Flashback: East-West Center hammered for “sustained, biased and politically-motivated attack on World War II veterans”

Ban-Happy Legislators’ toy bills take aim at novelty lighters, sky lanterns, foie gras, and ‘light pollution’

NRA: Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Await House Committee Action

GE Tax Hike Coming: Kaneko knew that Medicare Pt B was futile

Pay to Play Contractor helped Organize Abercrombie’s Inaugural Ball

Priest Marc Alexander gave $500 to Abercrombie’s Inaugural Ball

Abercrombie: I don’t want to hear from you about Civil Unions

SA: Greenwood’s Backdoor pay raise a mistake

Free Speech?  ACLU demands anti-dope rally be shut down by County

Legislators propose DoE levy ‘Impact Fees’ Statewide

Council to mayor: End gas giveaway to police

Hanabusa, Hirono silent as U.S. House OKs $10.7 million cut to East-West Center

Senate changes bill that would make writers, publishers liable for trespassing accidents

Obama Day: Dear Leader to be Honored?

Abercrombie’s BoE appointee salivates over $4B worth of DoE Real Estate

Appointed BOE bill heads to full House vote

Financial Disclosure reports suddenly appear

Honolulu mayor names three more cabinet members

Liquor Commission employee busted in bribery sting

Sex trafficking victims push for law

HI lawmaker: Obama birth certificate bill tabled

Protesters rally to stop Kawaiaha'o Church construction

Pasha could make more waves with new ship

No Money for Censorship: House Passes Amendment to Block Funds for Net Neutrality Order

Milwaukee Teachers Fight for Viagra Coverage

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Thursday, February 17, 2011
February 17, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 9783 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

How they voted: Civil Unions passes Senate 18-5

Lambda Legal to drop lawsuit filed after defeat of HB444

Pay-for-Play Contractor top donor to Abercrombie Inaugural

VIDEO: Instant Runoff? “I thought every vote counts”

YAF: Ron Paul “Blames America for 9-11”

VIDEO: House GOP Floor speeches Feb 15-16

Abercrombie uses Civil Unions to screen release of Inaugural Donors

Abercrombie Cabinet Members: No Financial Disclosures

Did Abercrombie open the door for a GET increase?

Lawmakers Back Off Abercrombie's Call for Pension Reform

Pension Tax to be slipped into Shell Bill Friday

Instant Runoff Voting in Hawaii Gains Traction

Larcenous Lesbian: UH President’s Package of Perks Includes $150,000 Expense Account

Openly gay judge confirmed to Hawaii Supreme Court

Diversity? Civil Unions discriminate against Incest

Bag Ban Passes first reading -- enforcement, penalties torn out

Native Hawaiians Say Construction at Kawaiaha'o Church Is Disturbing Remains

Direct Shanghai-Honolulu Flights coming?

Bio Fuel jacks up electric bills

Manufactured Crisis: Did permitting delays prevent construction of Waimanalo Gulch Diversion Channel

Rosanne eating plastic, claims Government is poisoning her

E-W Center Perfesser “moved by bounty of North Korean Socialist system”

Dopers very pleased with Hawaii Legislature

Lawyers rejoice as Hawaii Legislature considers amendments to data breach notification law


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
February 16, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 11533 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Radcliffe: The game is up, I told you and you are not ready

Not Dead Yet: Different version of Soda Tax to be heard Wednesday

Health Dir. Fired 2 Before He Resigned, hints at defamation suit

Final Hawaii vote on civil unions delayed

Lesbian Judge and Civil Unions to be voted in atheist Senate today

Rail Financial Plan: “Very little capacity to absorb cost increases or funding shortfalls”

Carlisle $8000/plate fundraiser, Splits with Cayetano

Businesses leery of alcohol tax hike

ILind: Radcliffe’s UHPA Pitch designed to push Gambling

SA vs ACT 221 Scammers: Movie employment drops after States enact Tax Credits

Act 221 Scammers oppose Gambling

HMSA and state hospitals reach agreement on rates

Bills to Abolish Aloha Tower Development Corp. Advancing in Legislature


Lawyer Alston blames Lingle for Abercrombie’s mess

Global Cooling drives spike in Hawaii Tourism

Kalihi kids deserve good public schools, too

SA publishes more nonsense about plastic bags

Kauai to hold anti-doper rally

Hilo: Ten applicants for each job opening at Safeway

Honolulu City Council to Take Up B&B Law Again

Power-purchase contract OK'd for First Wind expansion

Rep Marilyn Lee blocked attempt to include law making Human Trafficking a Crime in Hawaii

Lender Files Foreclosure Suit Against Unity House over Waikiki Hotel

Pasha Hawaii to Build Second Vessel

Senators kill bill banning toy gun sales to kids

DJ Progresso In The House

Chinese strategists think of Hawaii as an appendage of Asia

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
February, 2011 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:18 PM :: 23591 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Not ready for plastic bag ban

Prayer: Tsutsui shows lack of respect, humility

Republicans, TEA Party must speak up against Pension Tax

Ewa Neighborhood Board Members upset over Bryan Mick Appointment

Assisted Suicide? “I was afraid to leave my husband alone again with doctors and nurses”

Opponents of training flights are a disgrace

HB331, SB246 extends leases for Kanoelehua Industrial Area

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
February 15, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:09 PM :: 9413 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Assisted suicide: Death as a Salesman

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How they voted Feb 7-14

VIDEO: House GOP Floor Speeches Feb 11-14

Obama’s 2012 Budget: Taxes, taxes, and more taxes—and more spending too

Abercrombie: Raising GE Tax may not be enough – Everybody’s taxes will go sky high

Billionaires seek handout: Studio Construction Pitch Shows Star Power

Labor’s Fears Confirmed: Abercrombie is Cayetano

Washington Examiner: In Hawaii, a dispiriting glimpse of one-party rule

Gov.'s 60-40 Healthcare Split Moves Forward

First Grader outsmarts BoE on School Closures: “What is more important to you -- the children or Hawaii, education, or making an office for the Democrats?"

Closing schools to create office space for DoE bureaucrats

Civil unions on the brink of approval

SA: All couples deserve equality

Hawaii Lesbians demanding children, marriage

Soda Tax Dies; Alcohol Tax Hike Still Alive

Humane? Alexander, Brower push for Tent City as tweekers, crack-heads arrive from Mainland

Clayton Hee’s wife joins Greenwood Mafia at UH

Arizona private prison oversight bills die

Obama’s SBA pushes back against Inouye’s OHA Profiteers

Senator asks for hearings on Hawaii, Alaska Native American Contracting preferences

Inouye proposes more Pork as Obesity solution

Am Samoa Cancer Patients no longer referred off-island

Obama’s D.O.A. Budget includes $250M for Honolulu Rail

Hawaii State ERS Underfunded by $7 Billion

Second Worst of last 7 years: Hawaii hotel room revenue grows 8.7 percent

Religious Leftists organize Foreclosure Agit-Prop show at Bank of America office

Import-Export UHM style

Lifetime goes nuts with Roseanne Barr: Half-hour reality show to follow comedian on her farm

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Monday, February 14, 2011
February 14, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 PM :: 19100 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 History

Pensions, Rail, Earmarks: Abercrombie and Obama wage war on Inouye

Gaming Lobbyist describes much deeper involvement in selecting Abercrombie Cabinet

A State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii?

Wolfson: Push past civil union to gay marriage

Report: Lottery remains a poor bet for education funding

Human Trafficking Bills to be Heard Tuesday

Farmers send two tons of Kona Coffee to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Petition drive to stop Mauna Kea Sheep Slaughter

West Maui Taxpayers Association to hold Annual Meeting

Supreme Court to hear Case: Do elected officials with Conflict of Interest have a right to vote?

Radcliffe: Raising GE Tax Will Happen

Kalapa: Leave The Excuses On The Table And Just Call It A Money Grab

Can Hawaii Pensioners help out Bill Clinton’s Billionaire Movie Moguls?

A good deal: A U.S.-Korea free trade pact would promote prosperity and regional stability

SA Raiding Party: Special funds, justify yourselves

Raid on Highway Funds becomes excuse for Weight Tax Hike

Meet the lawyer who will cash in on State-mandated Foreclosure Mediation

Today 3PM: BoE to hold hearing on Lilioukalani, Puuhale and Kalihi closures

Cronies to cash in as DoE becomes Land Developer 

Phony Rail Groundbreaking: “All you need are a few politicians and a shovel"

PBN: Lawmakers should keep gaming out of Hawaii

Perry and Price talk Gambling

Hawaii lawmakers consider back-to-school tax holiday

Maui Considers Waste-to-Energy

KIUC Election: KCC to host Candidate Forum

UH Ignores requirement to buy Local Ag Produce

Luddites Crushed as Anti-GMO bills go down in flames

Hawaii ranks #2 in Homelessness

Former Prison Inmate Wins $83,000 Settlement

Isle prisons become key source of labor

Brown U, Kohala Ctr team up to provide Advanced Brainwashing

Why Are Islanders The Fattest People?

Losers: Clinton, Obama point fingers at each other over Failure in Egypt

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Sunday, February 13, 2011
February 13, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 11804 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections to be Cancelled?

New Study on Bag Taxes: Economically Destructive, Job-killing

Hawaii Renewable Energy Mandates driving Utility Bills sky high?

Fighting Meth With Miles around Oahu

VIDEO: Nerf Gun Means Jail for Seven Year Old

Tricky Aila to Fickle Hawaiians: “I'm not William Aila now, I'm the chair.”

Elementary kids most expelled over fake guns (and this is being used as an argument FOR a toy gun ban)

Raid on Tobacco Settlement Funds: State finalizing partnership with Tobacco Industry?

KGI: Hawai‘i should set shield law in stone

HB385: Card-check legislation back on the agenda

Reapportionment: Democrats talk up shifting House seats to Democrat Areas

DHHL gives lease to man waiting 44 years, Abercrombie fails math test

Fixing the foreclosure 'mess'

Death Lobby Regroups with schemes to impose suicide

More workers freed from domination of Old Boy Companies and their Unions

Bag Tax: Pair of measures would mean fees for disposable bags

Excellent News! NIMBYism obstructs Hawaii’s move to wind power

Kamehameha Schools planning wind farm in Haleiwa

Columnist takes anti-Telescope Shakedown Scammers at their word 

Tom Berg: Honolulu Council Members Should Not Demand Apology from Rush Limbaugh

Judd: I pardoned Massie under Democrats' threat of Martial Law

Hawaii war hero remembered

Years of toil led to freedom for innocent man

Alaska and Hawaii subsidized flights 'may' continue after 2013

Saddle Road project receives prestigious award

Protest against Desmond Tutu set for Honolulu Psychiatrists meeting

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Saturday, February 12, 2011
February 12, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:48 PM :: 12646 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

How They Voted: Civil Unions passes House 31-19

Rep Ward, Sen Slom invite public to speak out on pension tax, other issues

Censorship: Courts would strike down unconstitutional Hawaii 3rd Party liability law

Beverage tax vote scheduled Monday in Hawaii Senate Health Committee

SB1449 Hearing Saturday: Hawaii Sunset Advisory Commission to assess Government Agencies

Gov’t Employees mock Abercrombie: “Idiot.  What a jerk.  You’re full of shit.”

Abercrombie: “I am the governor. I’m not your pal.” (ringtone available)

Hawaii House passes same-sex civil unions bill

City Moves for Dismissal of anti-Rail lawsuit

Big Isle bag ban moves forward even as food service owners protest bag ban on Kauai

PVT Land Co. sues union attorney for defamation

UHERO: Economic growth not enough to pay for Abercrombie decision to end Furloughs

Legislators want to give away $46.3M to Clinton’s billionaire cronies, ACT 221 scammers

Honolulu water rates to go up 25%

State politics potpourri smells like mean spirit

Special Fund Raid would steal UH Student Activity Fees

Sovereignty Activists sue: Being denied chance to brainwash and recruit prisoners

Kauai: Solar gets the hype, Hydro does the work

Borders bankruptcy imminent, report says

Hawaii residents have second-highest credit card debt


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Friday, February 11, 2011
February 11, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 PM :: 10405 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB 232 Civil Unions to be voted in House Friday

38.9%: Hawaii has most deviant Legislative Districts in Nation

Hawaii 2010 Election: Democrats outraised Republicans $13M to $3M

UPDATE: Freedomnomics Author John Lott to Speak in Honolulu

Transparency: Regents Candidate Advisory Council Names Finalists for UH Board of Regents

ACT 221 Scammers rejoice: Bill Clinton tells Hawaii legislators to fork over your tax dollars to his Movie Studios

City Schedules Feb. 22 Groundbreaking for Rail Transit Project

Rail: Is Mica Really good for $1.85B?

Deferred, but not dead: Illegal, Unconstitutional Bill seeks seizure of special funds

Brewbaker: Hawaii budget problems would be solved if State could just stop growing budget

Hawaii offshore gambling approved by committee

Key Akaka Tribe Opponent will not seek reelection in 2012 (Who will save Hawaii from the Akaka Tribe in 2013?)

Inouye requests Indian Affairs Hearing to attack media coverage of Native Hawaiian federal contracting preferences



Panel grills school's board: Myron B. Thompson Academy officials pledge to fix past errors

Physicians Seek Legislative Rx for Torts, Growing Doctor Shortage

Hawaii House approves moratorium on foreclosures

UH Cancer Center: Stimulus funds help trial lawyers win Mesothelioma Cases

Tweet in Hawaii and Be Sued

Text and Be leaked

Hawaii needs nonpartisan budget office to estimate how much new laws would cost us

Alaska Looks into Hawaii’s Future: “Time to grow up”

Rep. Mazie Hirono Appointed to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Lawyer: Nader v Hawaii Case will rewrite First Amendment Election Law

Puna Geothermal Venture to sell Additional 8MW of Dispatchable Geothermal Power without tying to price of oil

Green Energy Cult keeps poor freezing at Mayor Wright

Henry Curtis: Proposed Big Wind Monopoly in Hawaii Should Be Opposed

US Energy Dep’t Proposes Offshore Wind Farms for Hawaii

Hawaii "Invasive" Species List Could Grow to Include Any Inconvenient Animal



AP Scores: Hawaii DoE keep state way below average

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Thursday, February 10, 2011
February 10, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 PM :: 9549 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB 232 Civil Unions to be voted in House Friday

House GOP Caucus leads successful effort to Keep Prayer in Daily Sessions

HB12: Ag theft bill before Ag Committee Friday

SB1425: Legislative Committee to discuss banning all Oahu Landfills

Abercrombie appoints Don Horner to BoE, plans to appoint Horner to New BoE

Soda-tax proposal fizzes on arrival: Political Theater to push GE Tax hike

Bingo to be legal on DHHL?


Secrecy: Abercrombie Admin plays hide the sausage with list of Inaugural Bll donors

Retaliation: Will Abercrombie Admin reappoint OIP Director?

Retaliation: Progressives claim another pelt

House, Senate agree on appointed school board

4 schools could win exemption from 180-day state minimum

Clayton Hee kills OHA settlement (Again)

Republicans make difference as State House votes to keep Invocations

House Invocation: New Rule vs Old

On fast track, civil unions could go to governor next week

Atheists continue assault on Mormon construction project

Rosanne Barr helps fund gay agenda in Hawaii

The Socialist State: After 9 years, Hot water should be priority

Food safety concerns prompt amendment: Council considers loosening bag ban

Big Island merchants wary of plastic bag ban

Neo-Luddites plan angles of attack against Geothermal

A short commentary on comments to the mariculture article

Council decides not to ban Segways from Tent Cities…err Parks

Revolving Door: Ex-County Clerk gets ethics waver to become lobbyist


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
February 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 11923 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Transcript: Greta Van Susteren, Tucker Carlson on Hawaii Toy Gun Ban

The transsexual agenda for Hawaii schools

Homeless tent cities: Seattle’s decade-long nightmare coming to Honolulu?

First Morita, now Hooser: Abercrombie appoints another anti-Superferry protester

Sen. Gary Hooser campaign website linked to Holocaust deniers

Rep Pine introduces 18 bills

Fifteen Election-related Bills awaiting consideration

Abercrombie Admin. Blacklist: “It’s a SECURITY ISSUE to invite some media like eTN to a media conference”

Both sides Agree: Civil Unions will lead to Gay Marriage

House Labor Ctte begins considering Pension Reform

Governor names AFL-CIO VP as State’s Chief Labor Negotiator

Cayetano: Cost Overruns for Rail Systems Average 40 Percent

Ex-Director: Charter Schools Need Reform

SA debunks doper lie: Legalizing Marijuana will not empty prisons  

The Wages of Welfare: $17.50 an hour

Homeless Tent City: Hawaii County grovels before Sovereignty Activist/convicted  murderer, could lose $2.5M Federal Grant

Homeless Tent City in Aala Park “intolerable”

Homeless Man Names Every Nation Alphabetically

Global Horizon Founder Disputes Trafficking Charges

Desperate, Deserted and Destitute, Thai Laborers Tell Their Stories About Their Journey to America

Case not made on secrecy of judicial selection process

Public Access at the Legislature: Equal for All?

Surf Nazis: North Shore 'enforcer' found not guilty of assault

Isle leaders don't have even a prayer to calm media riot 

Things that make you go hmmmm...WHERE ARE OUR PRIORITIES? 

Hawaii May Buy Into the Plastic Bag Ban Trend

Comment period for wind farm reopened

More than 3,000 bills introduced at Legislature

Censorship: Legislation holding publishers liable for trespassing accidents passes committee 

Honolulu City Council Establishes Working Committee on Humor Review (satire)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011
February 8, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:36 PM :: 6809 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Could Djou Challenge Akaka?

SB803 Assisted Suicide Killed in Committee

Feb 7, 2011: How Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Voted

Emergency Landing gives Koko Head Elementary students chance to learn about helicopters

Feb 18 deadline to Neighborhood Board Candidates to file for election

Pensioner:  Governor Abercrombie, please don’t throw us out of the canoe

Gambling on table as HGEA Begins to detail Negotiating Position

More Secrecy? Rumors swirl over Morita’s replacement

Tax Department Report Calls Act 221 Job Creation “Disappointing”

Young Claims Hawaii’s Debt high due to DoE

Transsexual DoE Anti-Bullying Bill Gets Overwhelming Support

180 Days? House Ed Cttee approves bill to legalize DoE illegality, incompetence

DOE recommends closing Liliuokalani Elementary

Star-Advertiser columnist endorses Censorship of Limbaugh as Council passes resolution

Tom Berg votes for Censorship resolution after criticizing it

Rep Pine: Legislators should be able to exercise religious freedom, too

Prayer: Politicians, like alcoholics, need humility

Religious Left being squeezed out by Atheist-dominated Hawaii Democrats

Hawaii Legislature scuttles assisted suicide

Dante Carpenter: Death with dignity deemed priority issue for Hawaii Democrats

Star-Advertiser Editors Endorse Tent City Nightmare for Kakaako

'Dead' English man who stole brother's identity found homeless in Hawaii

House Bill would create domestic violence court

HB1178: Legislators seek to Slash and Burn Car Audio

Toy gun sales would be banned under proposed Hawaii legislation

Water rate increase sought

Hawaii Health Department removes more items from First Commercial Kitchen recall list

When Should Names of Police Officers Be Public?

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Monday, February 7, 2011
February 7, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:34 PM :: 7408 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie: Some Retirees do not “make positive contributions in our community”

Don’t Mock Hu Jintao: Honolulu Councilmembers demand Rush Limbaugh be censored

Beware of government leaders who want to punish speech

Abercrombie’s DHHL pick pledges to abandon mission, build rental projects instead

SB232: Clayton Hee pushes bill which will lead to Civil Unions Litigation

Matsumoto ERS pension-benefit short $7B because State, County skimmed, union members abused pension formula

It’s a New Day and it sucks

Hawaii Is the Only State to Assess Hotel-Room Tax on Timeshare Owners

Full Text: Rail Litigation

HB1627: A State-recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii?

Progressives scrounge for ways to get control of Hawaii Public Housing Authority, oust Lingle appointees

Inside Gaming: Another effort to legalize gambling in Hawaii will most likely fade like a Honolulu sunset

Workers comp medical providers deserve better treatment in Hawaii

Hawaii enrolls more kids for health insurance

Bill Watch: School Bullying

Will Honolulu Ban Plastic Bags?

Aila: “There is no problem with Aquarium fish”

New Bill Aims to Keep Puppy Mills Out of Paradise

Hawaii Banning Toy Guns?

Document Forgery factory helps illegals trick Hawaii Farmer

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Sunday, February 6, 2011
February 6, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 8931 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: 100th Birthday of Ronald Reagan

Djou: Hawaii bets on Machine Politics for the 21st Century

Harvard Study explains how Inouye’s pork kills business

KTA, Safeway, Walgreens: Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags

Sen Schumer Demands Investigation: Reusable Bags Contain Harmful Chemicals and Harbor Bacteria

Hawaii's Governor Manipulates Birthers

Tea Party Revival author Leland Baker to speak at Maui Event

Freedomnomics Author John Lott to Speak in Honolulu

Inouye’s Democrat Borreca: Obama is stupid, opportunistic

Abercrombie: Retirees do not ‘make positive contributions in our community’

Abercrombie pushes for $200M raid on Rail Funds

SA Stepping up in lean times (except for Gov’t unions)

SA Pushes Lottery to feed HGEA

State opens de-facto Homeless Tent City at Kakaako Park

Opposition ‘very troubled’ by ‘big wind’ planned for Lanai  (Corporatist ILWU left flapping in the wind)

State must save, not end, open-ocean fish farming

UPW Legislators demand Big Island School, Nature Preserve be converted to State Prison

School to put it all online: Kapolei Middle kids will be able to learn from home next year (DoE embraces Homeschooling?)

Read Aloud Program is a proud product of Hawaii

Space centers need cash to stay aloft

33 cameras sit idle as Hawaii County government tries to figure out how to plug them in 

Nonprofits given funds should report to public

Cold water plagues Mayor Wright residents

Maui enviros cheer Obama’s Misanthropic Poet Laureate

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Saturday, February 5, 2011
February 5, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:58 AM :: 6556 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

U.S. Supreme Court Requests a Response from Hawaii in Nader Ballot Access Case

Bachmann visit shows there is hope for the left after all

Inouye introduces Felony Fishing Bill

Hawaii Meth Project Sponsors Student Artwork at the State Capitol

SB 197: Senate Committee to debate Dim Bulbs Feb 8

SB602: Legalized Gambling to be heard Thursday Feb 10

House Hawaiian Affairs Ctte Hearing TODAY On State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii

Pensioner: Abercrombie makes me vomit

Hawaii unemployment, underemployment averaged 16.9% in 2010

Star-Advertiser co-owner backs Abercrombie's Secrecy

More Lies from Abercrombie Admin: Hawaii Health Department Director Gary Gill must go

The Gay Advantage: McKenna wins Senate Judiciary vote

OIP becomes tool to undo Recreational Renaissance

US Supreme Court asked to consider if Hawaii’s non-judicial foreclosure law is Unconstitutional

Bill would hold publishers liable for accidents while trespassing

Chromium 6 Scam: Expert Witness readies himself to profit from Erin Brockovich Assault on Honolulu

Tree Huggers begin burning trees

Powerful year for solar energy in Hawaii

Senate Committee Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Obama's Visit Cost HPD $228,000 In OT

Vehicle registration fees racing upward

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Friday, February 4, 2011
February 4, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 AM :: 14497 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

SB803 Assisted Suicide to be heard Monday

Abercrombie names anti-Superferry protester Morita to head PUC

CAGW warns Inouye against “Phonemarking or other underhanded techniques”

HB1058: Buying Office Equipment with Capital Improvement Bonds

VIDEO: Fontaine “HB166 is an anti-business bill”

Borreca: Don't count on riding Honolulu rail any time soon

McKenna Confirmation Hearing At 10 a.m.

OIP: Governor must reveal candidate list

Department of Human Services will end contracts with 41 organizations to relieve a $116 million deficit (While HGEA furloughs set to be eliminated)

Broke Hippie: Abercrombie Running Low on Cash, Seeks Extra $1M

Legislators obsessed with getting more Marijuana into hands of voters

Green Energy Scammers thrilled at Morita PUC appointment

Weight Tax Increase? Souki admits road maintenance funds have been regularly raided

Aloha Stadium honcho says fixing the venue entirely now is the best option while waiting for a new stadium to be built (Undoing Lingle #1)

Kuhio Park Terrace Public Housing Refurbishment Plans Questioned at Legislature (Undoing Lingle #2)

300 paying customers: Gumapac copies Keanu Sai’s Mortgage Scam

UH Manoa Asian Studies Chair backs Burma’s Military Junta

SA: Give superintendent needed tool

Charter Schools Chief Forced To Resign

SB871: Homeschool Extracurricular Activities

Zone adjustment would help small schools stay open

Recyclers' Big Subsidy Could Be Cut

Acupuncturists to fight bill they say would lower standards

Domestic abuse survivors urge lawmakers to close loophole in TRO law

House committee tables Silver Alert bill

Brainwashed Ecomatons harass Kona Fish farm

Clean energy blocked: Sierra Club Vetoes Hydro Plant on Kauai

Land Use Commission Blasts City Landfill Manager

Credit union board reduces its perks after members' criticism

Honolulu FBI targets stimulus fraud with new hotline

Global Warmists tell Samoans to stop eating

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
February 3, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 16816 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Two Civil Unions Bills to be heard Tuesday

US Senate repeals part of Obamacare: Inouye, Akaka left out in cold among 17 bitter-enders

Roll Call: Akaka offers no indication he will run in 2012

Aquarium Diver: State has found no decline in fish stocks

SB715: Repeal Ethanol Mandate to be heard Thursday

Abercrombie Accepting "Long Term" Applications for BOE Vacancy

Abercrombie’s Kupuna Tax would soak State Retirees $3894/year

Sabotaging RTTT:  HSTA, HGEA fight Bill giving superintendent power to revamp failing schools


Judiciary Committee Hearing On Appointment Of Judge Sabrina McKenna FRIDAY

Okomoto Confirmation hearing: Violence, threats, and restraining orders

Young: Budget will only be Two months late—$50M to $250M in new spending

SA to Legislature: Decide on gambling without letting people vote

Judicial Secrecy: Abercrombie, Hifo defend Lawyers’ right to deceive clients

The Weaning:  Some Inouye Cronies learned to survive without Earmarks

HB1244: Will Churches Have right to refuse to perform Gay Civil Unions? 

Atheists Panic: Hawaii Senate Invocation Ban Goes Too Far

Haters should be removed from MLK Day March

SB651: Homeowners lobby lawmakers for help fighting foreclosure

City personal services contracts return to the public record

Hotel Workers vs Enviros: Green program that made housekeeping people lose benefits and hours of work

Former President of Filipino Chamber of Commerce indicted in ‘Easy Mortgage’ Fraud

A Danger Demanding Sunshine — The Consequences of Hawaii's Public Pension Shortfall

Smug Civil Beat makes fool of itself covering Bachmann speech

WASHINGTON REPORT: Congressional Mood Will Bring Austerity to Territories

Kamehameha Schools’ Endowment rises to $7.82 Billion

Scant Details Available About Hawaiian University


Hawaii Targeting Growing Use of “Bath Salt” Stimulant

NYSE asks Maui Land & Pineapple about 'unusual' trading activity

Atomic Monkey pushes Wind Farm Scam

American Samoa government told to sell cable shares to overcome deficit

Obama the Hobo of Punahou

WikiLeaks: US vs China in battle of the anti-satellite space weapons

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
February 2, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:54 PM :: 6239 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye will not accept Earmark requests for Next Two Years

HB1464 to be Heard Wednesday -- Ethics rules for Homeowners Associations

UPDATE: HB1468 Flagpole Bill will NOT be heard Wednesday

ProPublica evaluates Honolulu Medical Examiner

No Hawaii Beverage Tax: “Leave our grocery budget alone”

Hawaii: Islam Day is OK but Celebrating Christianity is Verboten

Another Victory on the Road to Repeal

Senate set to vote on Obamacare Repeal

Bachmann giving speech in Hawaii

$321M in pork gone: Isle programs could lose out after U.S. Sen. Inouye bans earmarks following a pledge by Obama

Hawaii GOP lawmakers propose that each bill should state financial impact

FULL TEXT: Anti-Rail lawsuit (RE: Burials)

Lawsuit Seeking Procurement Changes Could Affect Honolulu Rail Contracts

SA: Clarification Needed, Give pension tax a hearing

Hawaii general fund tax collections slip 2.8%

Judge Bambi Weil/Eden Hifo: Keep Juridical Nominees Secret

Talks Start About Proposed Wind Farm: Residents Have Until March 1 To Voice Concerns

Hawaii Co Council forwards plastic bag ban

Kauai starts to choke on Bag Ban: Council to hear amendments

New rules for redistricting Hawaii county advances

SB411: After creating COI to Dump Driskill, HHSC Board to be restructured again

Labor Leaders Support Abercrombie Appointment: Dwight Takamine Seen As Pro-Labor Labor Director

Mass Psychosis hits Legislature: 1000s testify on cat-trapping bill

Civil Beat suddenly interested in lobbying violations by Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association

HB638 “Instant Runoff Voting” deferred until Feb 15

Dope, Collective Bargaining on the Legislative Agenda 

KIUC agrees to purchase power for 20 years: State’s largest solar project ready in Kapa‘a

State Surveillance Drones ‘Under Review’

Obama appoints Steve Case to head up Department of Potemkin Jobs

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
February 1, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 6231 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii County Plastic Bag Ban? “Stop micro-managing our lives”

Full Text: Obamacare ruled unconstitutional -- Again

Wanna-be Dearborn Mosque bomber was mentally ill Wikileaks supporter

Jan 31, 2011: How Hawaii Congressional Delegation Voted

HB1468 Flagpole Bill will be heard Wednesday

Pension Report puts Hawaii in a Bad Moody

HB48: Mandatory Voter Registration bill deferred

Secrecy, Conflicts of Interest permeate Oregon Assisted Suicide system

Cook Political Report: Lingle vs Akaka is a Toss Up

Akaka is not fundraising

Senate Bill 953: Medicaid Cuts Up For Discussion At State Capitol

Cayetano turns on Carlisle, leads anti-rail Charge

Lawsuit filed against Honolulu Rail Project; Groups Say City Should Reconsider

Hawaii's 'Big Wind' Power Project Stirs Up Fans, Foes

Business, health officials react to proposed soda tax

Civil unions are not good enough

Hawaii: Celebrating Christianity is Verboten

Muslim with guns, taken in for psych evaluation, to get $240K from Honolulu

State Senate Unanimously Approves Appointed BOE

Crooks form new Hui to milk DoE

Gaming Lobbyist Radcliffe describes deep involvement in Abercrombie Cabinet Selection

Gaming Lobbyist: Abercrombie will sign Gambling bill

Gambling bill's delay could signal tough row

Time-Share Developers Oppose New Taxes

Senate Transportation Cttee passes Vehicle Weight Tax Increases

Media ‘Shield Law” up for renewal

Arakawa adds a third ex-Council member to staff

Fading NIMBYs continue to harass Kailua Target

Army says environmental assessment exaggerated flight plans

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council seeks Hawaii businesses

Lawmakers aim to ban aquarium fish collecting

Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee Target of Facebook Fraud

Hawaii Heats Up Again Over Proposed Foie Gras Ban

After all the hype…a single Leaf falls on Hawaii

Abercrombie’s Incompetent DoH falsely blames EPA for Waimanalo Gulch spill

Abercrombie’s incompetent DoH issues Revised, revised list of recalled foods from health department

Director of 9-11 Conspiracy Movie “Loose Change” Busted Selling Heroin


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Monday, January 31, 2011
January 31, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:46 AM :: 9258 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Four assisted suicide bills introduced to Hawaii Legislature

SB711: Luddites attack Hawaii GE aquaculture

Transparency in judicial selection procedures increasingly common on the mainland

Cayetano group renewing attack on Rail?

Doing the job DoE won’t: Kamehameha now spending $102M on educational outreach programs

SA: DoE Failing?  Its Bush’s Fault

Myron B Thompson Nepotism leads to Probation

DoE not seeking ways to cool classrooms

Gay Atheist Victory Lap around Hawaii?—No, just getting warmed up

On cue from Atheists, Osorio revises Hawaii’s Christian History

State seeks input on wind energy plan

Funds elude Kakaako: “Not much revenue generation”

Hawaiian Electric Powers Up First Utility-Scale Biofuel Generator

Laundered money from drugs that go through Hawaii helps keep Burma's junta in power

First chartered flight arrives with high-spending China visitors

Mass Psychosis hits Big Island: 200 call Humane Society to complain about stuffed pig

Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt

Supreme Court reversals deliver a dressing-down to the inferior judges of the liberal 9th Circuit

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Sunday, January 30, 2011
January 30, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:15 PM :: 8843 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Rep Michele Bachmann to speak on Oahu, Maui

Borreca: Abercrombie has gone back to the dark days

Pension-tax plan pilloried: Elders are reportedly "adamant" about opposing the proposal

SA: Cayetano-era legislators cut pension contributions to give State employees  a pay hike

Next Stop: Rail transit authority: A powerful new 10-member panel to oversee and operate rail will be determined by July

Self Dealing Board members under fire at financial institution that serves county and state workers

DoE ignores BoE, raises lunch  prices

Drawing the line: Ford proposes law to make redistricting more fair opportune

Army responding to public concerns agitators whining about training on Big Island

Goat eradication postponed after Abercrombie’s Out of Control DoFAW becomes argumentative

Kenoi's State of the County address praised, even if light on budget details

New Moody's Rules Make Hawaii The Worst State In The Nation

Timeshare taxes: Hawaii tourism “on the brink of chaos”

New attendance boundaries may keep small schools open

Bills seek to destroy Hawaii aquarium industry

Under new direction: New Honolulu Academy of Arts Director Stephan Jost knows how to guide museums toward success

SB13: Hawaii Bill Would Make Humanely Trapping Cats a Crime

Food Security, Sustainable Energy, Native Hawaiian Culture: top priorities of the 2011 Environmental Legislative Network

Bungled Food Recall Hurting Local Businesses: One Company Losing 'Thousands' Since Being Placed On Recall List by incompetent DoH

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Saturday, January 29, 2011
January 29, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 9757 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie Administration admits lying about Palafox withdrawal

How They Voted: Civil Unions passes Senate 19-6

GOP: Moody’s puts $7,987 price tag on Hawaii Democrats’ failure

SB 713 & 712: Luddites attack Hawaii agriculture

Bills would spend $4B on roads, bridges

Hawaii Meth Project names Teen Advisory Council

Senate passes civil unions bill

Sen Koichi: Many issues not dealt with in civil unions bill

House Judiciary may hear Civil Unions week of Feb 7th

Hee: McKenna approved using her example as an argument for Civil Unions (Just another unbiased Judge, eh?)

Kokubun hiring more HGEA members

Businesses fear debate will turn to G.E.T. hike

One of top ten Ear-markers, Hirono demands more debt to feed cronies


Neil Abercrombie – God’s Gift to Birthers

“Unseemly Friend” of Abercrombie vets appointments

SA: Tighten murder definition


US Senate Ends Practice of Secret Holds to Block Bills

State Plans to Use Surveillance Drones

Marines want to be off grid by 2015


Senator Slom and Representative Ward Discuss the Opening of the House Session 2011

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Friday, January 28, 2011
January 28, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 PM :: 12580 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

The Real State of the State: An Uncensored Look at the Fiscal Challenges Facing Hawaii

Carnegie Institution Study: Genocide reduces global warming

House GOP Caucus introducing transparency bills

Hawaii Senate takes up civil unions

Hawaii's debt burden highest in the nation

Pro Bowl At Risk: Abercrombie, medical waste, Aloha Stadium work

Pension Tax “could be biggest anti-incumbent bill of the year”

No Pain for HGEA: Hawaii's Kauai mayor ends county worker furloughs

Budget fight will keep lobbyists splashing out mega bucks

The tourism agency's new goals speak to lower expectations and slower recovery

Retirement, Pension key issues as 800 Hawaiian Electric Employees Prepare For Strike

Sen. Baker files bill to remake PUC because it is not supportive enough of Young Bros monopoly

State again considers ban on plastic bags

Feedback sought on Big Wind project

Women’s Caucus Targets Sex Crimes, Healthcare, Domestic Abuse

Akaka gets no respect

Abercrombie is all foot-in-mouth on Obama birth

OIP opinion appears to require disclosure of nominee names after selection is made

Medicare Cuts strangle Local Home Health Provider

It begins: Abercrombie unleashing 82 felons on Hawaii

Our Glorious State prisons: State Pays $149,500 Over Injured Inmate

Mainland dopers thrilled at Hawaii’s possibilities

Hawaii Governor Appoints Out Lesbian To State's Supreme Court

Big Island Lesbian gets 10 years for molesting girls

Whiner whines about being called on it

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
January 27, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 7647 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye becomes Useless: Democrat leader says “Senate is out of the business of Earmarks”

Moody’s: Hawaii among states with largest debt—bond rating at risk

Palafox subject of Fraud Investigation? Abercrombie’s DoH pick withdraws

Life? Hawaii ranks 48th, lacks basic protection for women, unborn children, and terminally ill

House GOP Caucus: 10 Questions following State of the State

SB819 would study Mileage Fee for Hawaii Motorists

Full Text: Recktenwald’s State of the Judiciary Speech

Congress debates State Bankruptcy plans

Alaska Native Firms Shift Stimulus Work to Outsiders

SA: Open Judicial Selection process to public view

Murray, Dems boot Akaka from Veterans Affairs committee

Money Woes Not a Priority For Health Fund Trustees

Hawaii's Retirement System — A Danger Demanding Sunshine

Governor Wants Overtime Excluded From Pension Base

Abercrombie Proposes Doubling Vehicle Weight Tax

Beverage Daily: Hawaiian governor Abercrombie proposes soda tax

ACT 221 vs Earned Income Tax Credits

Hawaii attracted 7 million visitors, $11.4 billion in spending in 2010

Ige: Hard time justifying Abercrombie’s Aloha Stadium plan

Bishop Silva: “Marc Alexander is still a priest”

Politicos make sure they are photographed sneaking prayer in Godless Senate

Atheists cheer Senators’ prayer huddle

Sen Slom says he voted against Senate Prayer ban

VIDEO: Hawaii Right to Life demonstrates in Hilo

Recall botched by lazy bureaucrats: Small Businesses angry

Cabanilla proposes Birther Tax: Hawaii lawmakers want release of Obama birth information

Bill would disregard intent in second-degree murders

George Perry Jr., Athletic Trainer, Alleged Hawaii Mob Figure, Dead at 77

The Challenge(s) of Geothermal: Does a new report promise too much, too soon?

US judge affirms $353-M fine on Imelda, Bongbong Marcos

U.S. EPA applauds Maui and Kauai for decision to ban plastic shopping bags

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
January 26, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 9767 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB 232: Civil Unions passes Senate Judiciary Committee

Public Safety vs. Saving a Buck: SB47 allows early release of Felons

Epic Fail: After giving away $1.3B in Tax Credits, Hawaii ranks 36th in High Tech

Ceded Lands Decision Author Justice Samuel Alito to speak at Hawaii Supreme Court Wednesday

Governor Abercrombie Names Judge McKenna to State Supreme Court

Financial State of the State: Actual taxpayer burden is $18.2 Billion

BoE Member Lei Ahu Isa suddenly resigns

Full Text and Video: Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Full Text and Video: Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) response to State of the Union

Shapiro: Abercrombie judicial secrecy disregards lessons of Broken Trust

Abercrombie’s Happy face disappears when asked about secrecy

Army Times: Akaka Staffers “depressed” by loss of VA Chairmanship

Washington Post: Hawaii DoE puts the lie to Obama’s RTTT claims

Science Scores: Failed Hawaii DoE beats only Mississippi

Sierra Club’s David Frankel defends attack on DHHL

WSJ: Hawaii Timeshare Owners- The Governor Doesn't Think You Are Paying Enough in Fees!

SA endorses Abercrombie’s $500M Aloha Stadium pipe dream 

Abercrombie wants to pay less without furloughs


Hawaii House Republicans’ top 10 questions

Abercrombie’s Gay Supreme Court Nominee Hopes To Inspire Youth

Gay Sex Tourism seen as boon to Hawaii

Meet your new Rulers: Triumphal Mainland Homosexuals celebrate conquest of Hawaii

An uneasy peace on civil unions?

Hawaii Governor plans to juggle tourism dollars

Perfesser: State can release lots of criminals

Kaneshiro Wants Stiffer Prostitution Penalties

Abercrombie’s DoH wrongly recalls 100 local food products based on website claims

State health department says testing shows water safe

"Gasification" plant eventually could supply electricity to 12,000 homes on Oahu, divert waste from PVT

EPA sets deadlines for landfill upgrades

Treehugger: Hawaii Proposes Legislation to Bring Devastating Fish Farms Under Control

DC enviros sue to demand harsher action against Hawaii fishermen

Panel wants more answers from Thompson

Friend of Abercrombie goes Birther, apologizes

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
January 25, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:09 PM :: 11976 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Full Text: Abercrombie’s State of the State Speech 2011

National School Choice Week is Underway

Obamacare: How Hawaii’s Congressional delegation voted

Intimidated by ACLU, Hawaii Senate prohibits itself free exercise of Religion

State of the Union? Denial

Abercrombie Lied: "We Will Not Be Raising Any Taxes" VIDEO

State of the State:  Democrat Borreca still can’t say “capsize”

Star-Advertiser lines up behind Boss of Corporatist State

Abercrombie: Steal $100M from granny to feed State

Gov: Create Soda Tax, Raise Alcohol Taxes

HGEA, HTA denounce Abercrombie plan

Granny Taxes: Abercrombie steps into radioactive buzzsaw

Civil Unions Hearing: Clayton Hee wants to wear Kevlar Vest

Senators Vote On School Board Appointment Bill

CB:  Abercrombie Backs Off Campaign Energy Plan

Alito in Hawaii, Other Supremes skipping “juvenile spectacle” State of the Union

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years

SB 624: Bill to Hide public employee Salaries

State greenlights Kawaiaha’o: Christian burials can be unearthed, pre-Christian burials cannot

Interview: William Harrison of the Hawaii Innocence Project

Sunshine Market vendors frustrated with plastic bag ban

Yagong: Time to cut costs

Iran: Abercrombie has been thwarted

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Monday, January 24, 2011
January 24, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 7118 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 :: 11014 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 :: 4129 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 :: 8883 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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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
January 19, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 14473 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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