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Friday, April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:22 PM :: 4263 Views
  1. Alleged Sovereignty Hitman Threatened Josh Green, Mayor Blangiardi
  2. Drunk With Power: Will Your Representative Vote to Let Sharon Har Off Hook?
  3. Ex-Con, Drug Dealer to be Fined for Saving North Shore beachfront Home? 
  4. BOE OKs requests to reduce class time: More than 200 noninstructional days authorized statewide
  5. Spying on You: State to use facial recognition at Honolulu Airport for international visitors
  6. Biden Nominates Kahele Staffer To Lead US Marshals Office In Hawaii--Was Banned from Kauai PD Employment
  7. Isabella Kalua’s Death Has Yet To Trigger A Clear Plan To Bolster Child Protection
  8. Council Budget Committee advances tax cut for hotel-based short-term rentals
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Thursday, April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 6194 Views
  1. Attorney: Kahele threatened to kill ex-wife
  2. Commission Recommends Prosecution In Falsified Campaign Donations Case
  3. Hawaii state Rep. Sharon Har skirts question about why she went out during COVID-19
  4. Why Give OHA More Money Without Settlement of Ceded Lands Claim?
  5. All Fake: Gas tax cut stalls at council
  6. $50K State tax bill from federal relief funds shocks some local businesses
  7. Two Honolulu Police Officers Arrested On Abuse Allegations In Recent Days
  8. SHOPO Blocking Police Reform Ballot Initiatives
  9. HECO to Shutter Plant Providing 20% of Oahu Electricity
  10. Positive COVID-19 tests on the rise as Hawaii’s free testing program comes to an end
  11. City officials raise concerns as individuals travel to Hawaii for homeless shelters
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:40 PM :: 3285 Views
  1. FBI Arrests Miske Witness After Waianae Harbor Confrontation with Sovereignty Group
  2. 62.3% of  Hawaii Middle school students fall one grade below--40% of High Need Students are Chronic Absentee
  3. HART May Not Get Federal Extension Without Another Tax Hike
  4. The ‘Lost Tower’: Why Howard Hughes Has A Love-Hate Relationship With Rail
  5. For Hawaii Democrats, the Sky’s the Limit
  6. HB2399 Massive tax Increase on Product Packaging Materials
  7. Senate accused of ‘punitive’ funding plan for University of Hawaii
  8. Breakdown on Kauai Council Races
  9. Hawaii County Council Rejects Effort to Limit Business Property Tax Assessment Growth
  10. Big, Big News: 54 Time Loser May Actually Get 5 Year Sentence!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
April 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 PM :: 1279 Views
  1. HGEA Extortion: Salary Commission Hostages Include Council members, mayor and department heads
  2. Kahele Fundraising Drops off Sharply
  3. City Council Chair Waters Eyes Run For Congress
  4. Working class tax credit still alive
  5. Hawaii officials pursue stronger deterrents for illegal game rooms
  6. Blangiardi Will Sign Short-Term Rental Bill Into Law
  7. Closing arguments to begin in trial of prominent doctor accused of drug crimes
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Monday, April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:37 PM :: 1673 Views
  1. Joke of the Congress Kai Kahele helps Republicans Abolish Pelosi’s Proxy Voting Rule
  2. Referendum needed for Captain Cook name proposal
  3. DLNR: If you save your home we will use fines to take it away from you
  4. Hawaii County Building Permits Wait for Months
  5. NIMBY Vs YIMBY: Should Hawaii Make It Easier To Build Affordable Housing?
  6. Corps of Engineers Exploits Public Meetings to Sell Ala Wai Canal Boondoggle
  7. SB2021: Legislators to Give OHA $31M?
  8. Wholesale Inflation Bites Hawaii Businesses
  9. HB2405: Your Insurance will go up to pay for Sex Change Surgery and Hormones
  10. Three Years:  HPA Releases Lifelong Criminal who Shot Woman in Face, Ran from Cops
  11. More Homeless Mayhem: Probation ordered for man who threw pole at officer during arrest  
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Sunday, April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 2244 Views
  1. Will Legislators loan $50M to a drunken rave promoter?
  2. UHERO is my new housing policy hero
  3. Once Upon a Rebate
  4. ‘Perception of Payoff’ How Choy Got Kauai Waste Treatment Contract
  5. Ikaika Anderson’s Honolulu City Council resignation raises questions in lieutenant governor race
  6. Legislators Set up Two Bills to Test Strength of Gut-And-Replace Ban?
  7. A List of Big Ticket Items Before the Legislature
  8. COVID cases likely three times more than reported
  9. Honolulu Police Commission hits snooze button on picking new chief
  10. Extra food stamp benefits extended to end of May
  11. Global Warning is a Natural Process Which Increases CO2 in the Atmosphere, not the other way around--Here’s How
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Saturday, April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 1470 Views
  1. Indicted Caldwell Cronies Don’t Want To Face A Jury
  2. Hawaii Sheriffs Trainer Pleads Not Guilty To Criminal Charges
  3. Welders Fix Frogs--HART Left with only 90 days to come up with another excuse to avoid launching rail service
  4. Hawaii ranks as the bottom state with a change in small business employment from 2020 to 2021 at -13.5%
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Friday, April 15, 2022
April 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 2182 Views
  1. Documents Show US Rep. Kai Kahele Has A Special Deal With Hawaiian Airlines
  2. Billing Dispute: Prosecutor Looks at Kaneshiro-era Sex Abuse Treatment Center Invoices
  3. Legislative Workgroup to Plan Steps to Legalize Psychotic Mushrooms
  4. Violent crime is underreported on HPD's crime mapping page
  5. How A Killer Walks Free: HPA Shows the Way
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Thursday, April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 1378 Views
  1. VIDEO: Measuring the Burden of Housing Regulation in Hawaii
  2. BWS Water Shortage Could Kill Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
  3. Will Rep Sharon Har Face Any Discipline After DUI arrest?
  4. Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect
  5. After Multiple Arrests, Homeless Drug Addict Finally Gets Jail After Allegedly Lighting Man’s Shirt on Fire
  6. SB 775 is example of bad ‘gut and replace’ move
  7. After hours of debate, Council approves ban on short-term vacation rentals outside of resort areas
  8. HR104/HCR108: Don’t add burdens to state’s affordable housing tax credits
  9. Election Screwups Begin: Kauai Election notification remailing planned
  10. Restaurants can’t find good alternate to polystyrene
  11. Nonprofit seeks to address shortage of preschool spots with free home-based pilot
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 1977 Views
  1. People are dying on the neighbor islands at a greater rate than they are on Oahu, "of things that they don't die of on Oahu."
  2. Returning Corrupt Donations?  2/3 of Politicians Keeping the Money
  3. HB2024 Becomes a ‘Big Win’ for Astronomy
  4. 3rd Reading: Senate Sends 120 Bills to Conference Committees
  5. Erasing Captain Cook:  Resolution moves to Senate
  6. Gerard Puana's terroristic threatening case pushed back to May
  7. Katherine Kealoha won’t be taking the witness stand to testify against her brother after all
  8. Third Lawsuit Filed Against City Alleging Honolulu Police Caused Crash
  9. Police Misconduct Records Lawsuit Costs Honolulu Taxpayers Another $83,000
  10. Is Hawaii seeing a rise in COVID cases?
  11. Falls of Clyde Removal Plan Designed to Fail?
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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 2162 Views
  1. State Judiciary at Work--Gambling, Drugs and Witness Tampering: Now Taxpayers to Pay for Ex-Cop’s Lawyer
  2. It’s down to 8 candidates for Honolulu police chief
  3. Ige: BWS Could Quickly Eliminate Water Crisis by Repairing Wells
  4. SB514: Ige supports $300 taxpayer rebate plan
  5. Blangiardi, Kiaaina Illegally spending COVID-19 relief funds without Council Authorization
  6. Senate mistakenly proposes $51 billion for community colleges
  7. A key tax credit for working class families is about to expire
  8. Hawaii Review Board Recommends No Charges Against Police In 4 Deaths
  9. Brother of Kathrine Kealoha tied to illegal drug dealing in Day 5 of criminal trial
  10. Hawaii reaches pandemic milestone -- no COVID-19 cases in the ICU for the first time
  11. Biden Admin Finally Gets Around to Appointing COFA Negotiator
  12. Maui Voters Set To Vote On 11 Changes To County Government
  13. Bill 38: City Outlaws Senior Class Photos on Beach
  14. Crime: Will Military Rule Waikiki ‘Off Limits’?
  15. Nobody Wants Haiku Stairs Demolished
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Monday, April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 2081 Views
  1. Has US Rep. Kai Kahele Given Up On Washington?
  2. Political scheming taints tourism bill
  3. Meth Dealer snared in Miske-related drug bust to be sentenced
  4. HB1644: Idiot Legislators Want to Ban Firefighting Foam
  5. A Record Number of Hawai‘i Workers Quit Their Jobs in 2021
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Sunday, April 10, 2022
April 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 1231 Views
  1. To Keep Housing Prices High, BWS is Slow Walking New Well and Already Using Fake Crisis to Block New Construction
  2. Sylvia Luke Thinks You Will Sell Your Vote for $300
  3. House Corruption Commission has done nothing 
  4. Special Purpose Revenue Bonds: Jon Riki Karamatsu pushing Another Garbage Burner for Oahu
  5. Commercial Property Tax Bills Jump 40%
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Saturday, April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 5116 Views
  1. Kahala Beach Stabber is Grandson of former Judicial Selection Chair--Did he get special treatment?
  2. Ige to Declare Water Emergency to Hasten Drilling of New Wells?
  3. Arrest a ‘Long time Coming’ -- Now Top DPS Trainer Gets Paid Vacation as Reward for Being Arrested
  4. More Amendments: Maunakea Management Authority Bill Passes Committee, Heads to Senate Floor for Final Vote
  5. Corrupt DPP Delays Cost Homeowners Money
  6. Will Hawaiian Airlines Be Acquired Next?
  7. Panel awards 5% pay raises to Maui mayor, council
  8. Republican State Senate Candidate is Leading Maui Anti-Vaxxer
  9. Kauaʻi 2022 election notification in the mail
  10. Now that Captain Cook is Gone -- Bill calls for markers at significant sites to honor former President Barack Obama
  11. Why Waimanalo Gulch Will Remain Open
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Friday, April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 3016 Views
  1. Top Department of Public Safety Training Officer Attested by Attorney General
  2. Embezzlement: Feds Nail Another Top ILWU Longshore Division Official
  3. Honolulu Officers Detail Katherine Kealoha’s Role In Probe Of Her Brother
  4. Kauai Council Meth Ring: Plead Guilty in Federal Court, Innocent in State Court
  5. Thought Control: Legislature Votes to Obliterate All Memory of Captain Cook
  6. Developer Giveaway: Hawaii Senate Budget Proposal Waste $350M on Aloha Stadium Project
  7. No legislation after months of Auditor Attacks Disguised as Hawaii land management hearings
  8. Shakedown: Earthjustice Exploits Seabirds to Shake Down Resorts for Money
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Thursday, April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1333 Views
  1. How the Jones Act helps thwart ‘Buy American’ policy
  2. SB2695 SD2 HD1 a needless delay tactic for cryptocurrency
  3. ‘Empty homes’ tax resolution has good intentions, but that’s all
  4. Study: Hawaii most 'inclusive' state
  5. Where Hawaii Ranks: American cities with the highest rents
  6. KIUC Rate Hikes Far Lower than HECO's      
  7. $19.6 Billion cost of Batteries to power Oahu for Three Cloudy Days
  8. TAT to become Slush Fund for Eco-Activist groups
  9. Taxpayer Rebate is Back -- $300
  10. Fired Navy captain privately raised Red Hill concerns, but had a different story publicly
  11. Who Needs Rail?  Kalihi Transformation with or without Line
  12. Survey: Big Island doctors face many challenges
  13. Firefighters get pay raise, HPD up next
  14. Murder suspect, son of Honolulu police officers, did not receive special treatment, Chief Rade Vanic says
  15. Commission Says Honolulu Should Fund Defense For Cops In Lindani Myeni Killing
  16. Eviction cases on the rise as Hawaii tenants struggle to stay in their homes
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:37 PM :: 2621 Views
  1. Djou to Run for CD2?  ‘Not as Republican’
  2. Ethics: DPP Director Writes Vacation Rental Rules to Benefit Wife   
  3. 9 Years of Delay: Ex-cop in missing drug evidence case makes Judge Reschedule Trial (again)
  4. Rail May Not Make It To Ala Moana, But Developers Have Already Cashed In
  5. Ige: Mauna Kea stewardship bill would ’end astronomy’ on Hawaii Island
  6. SB775: Illegal ‘Gut And Replace’ Bill to Fund HTA
  7. Key Primary Election Dates Approaching
  8. Some patients wait months for care as Hawaii's doctor shortage worsens
  9. Doing the Job the State Cannot Do: Federal agents, police target fugitives and sex offenders in joint operation on Kauai--Homeless Population Reduced by Arrests
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Tuesday, April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 1829 Views
  1. Hawaii Safe Travels to become ‘Regenerative Tourism’ Spy Program?
  2. Corporate Interests, NIMBYs and Political Ambition: How Middle Ground Solutions are Removed from Consideration
  3. DoE Superintendent: Only Two Applicants from Hawaii--BoE Extends Deadline to Make Inevitable Result Look Good
  4. After Year of HGEA Being Paid to do ‘Training’, State Lunatic Hospital will Finally Open
  5. Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Raising OHA’s Share Of Ceded Land Revenue
  6. Landfill Advisory Committee rejects proposed sites for new Oahu landfill
  7. News from Maui: Duck Still Quacking
  8. No-bail detainee awaiting murder trial gets unguarded release for funeral
  9. Gambling raid at building owned by monster home developer
  10. Three Honolulu Homeless Shelters Are Closing, Leaving Clients With Uncertainty
  11. Hawaii’s Wildlife is Dying of Thirst, On Purpose
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Monday, April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 2432 Views
  1. BWS: 5-7 Years of ‘No Development’ While New Well Comes Online
  2. ‘Affordable Housing’--Palolo Homes Center of $80M Extortion Scheme?
  3. HTA ‘Regenerative Tourism’ Slush Fund --$250K Golf Tourney
  4. Hawaii legislators consider allowing corrupt DPP to seize properties without court proceedings
  5. Hu Honua price increases to consumers would be locked in for 30 years
  6. Anti-GMO Activists Fail in attempt to Exploit Audit of ADC
  7. $47M a Year for ‘Free’ Dental Care 
  8. New jail should be part of reform
  9. California Criminal Comes to Maui, Stabs Neighbor, Gets Probation Again
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Sunday, April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 2745 Views
  1. The Fix is In: Unions Select Green-Luke as Your Next Governor, LG
  2. Hawaii County Council to consider 10 cent gas tax reduction
  3. SB3334: Still Time to Kill Stadium Boondoggle
  4. Maunakea bill scheduled for final committee
  5. I stopped accepting invitations to lecture college classes after it became trendy to boycott, picket and demand apologies from speakers
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Saturday, April 2, 2022
April 2, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 PM :: 2029 Views
  1. Election Fraud in Hawaii: This Year, it is Trumpster Conspiracy Theories that help Nago Get Over
  2. The ‘Miske Enterprise’: Trial For The Accused Crime Boss Is Being Postponed Again
  3. Puana friend testifies about drug binges and drug deals
  4. Pentagon review highlights abusive behavior reports at Kaneohe base
  5. Chinatown: 800 Bums Leaving
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Friday, April 1, 2022
April 1, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 3341 Views
  1. Overtime Games: HGEA grab for 4-day week for state employees is actually a 3-day week
  2. State reapportionment pits two sitting Hawaii senators against each other
  3. Prosecutor describes doctor at center of Kealoha scandal as leader of drug ring
  4. Senate Set To Vote On Making State Police Shooting Board Permanent
  5. Oahu Crime Wave after COVID Mass releases of Criminals
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Thursday, March 31, 2022
March 31, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 1368 Views
  1. Oahu water mandate could bring 20-fold rate hike
  2. Molina urges federal government to temporarily waive Jones Act
  3. Omicron Subvariant Now Responsible For 40% Of New Hawaii Infections
  4. Duck Walk not Perp Walk: State dismisses complaints against DoH Maui Health Officer over controversial COVID-19 treatments
  5. ‘Give us access’: Hunters want to help with Maui County deer overpopulation
  6. Legislators Solution to High Gas Prices?  Give More Free Money to Tesla Drivers
  7. Just Another Tax: HB2399 “Producer responsibility bill’
  8. Rolling Blackouts Coming; Another Solar Project Fails
  9. ‘Atlantis Resort’ developer exiting Hawaii
  10. Waianae High School teacher arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor
  11. Deputy Sheriffs still years away from using bodycams
  12. Judge Awards $1.375 million In An Inmate Suicide At Halawa Correctional Facility
  13. Two More People Move to Hawaii, Immediately Become Homeless
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 1455 Views
  1. Federal Investigators on Oahu --  Will FTA Cut off Honolulu Rail?
  2. Is It Time To Cut Hawaii’s Gas Taxes?
  3. BWS chief engineer worries Red Hill fuel contamination could be spreading
  4. Bill To Limit Public Access To Government Records Is Dying In The Senate
  5. Ige’s New Attorney General Faces Senate Questions Over Employee Complaints
  6. Dozens protest bill proposing ban on commercial activity at some Oahu beaches
  7. Smith & Wesson Sues Hawaii Over The High Cost Of Public Records
  8. Trumpster Election Fraud Show Comes to Hawaii
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:29 PM :: 1324 Views
  1. Former OHA Aide Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million Fraud and Money Laundering
  2. UH Prof Named KSBE Trustee
  3. DoD to Spend $1B on Red Hill
  4. College enrollment down sharply
  5. Detainee Pleads Guilty to Injuring Officers in Assault at Detention Center
  6. Erasing history to Install Identity Politics: Lawmakers want Kauai’s Russian Fort Elizabeth to have a new name
  7. Katherine Kealoha’s brother pleads guilty to gun crime ahead of drug trial
  8. Why the public is paying the legal bills of convicted former police chief Louis Kealoha
  9. Miske co-defendant, already free on bond, seeks release from GPS monitoring
  10. Deputy sheriff charged with assault on another deputy
  11. Former Maui DWS employee says he was fired for pointing out contamination concerns
  12. Law Changed After 1,000 Criminals Walk Free
  13. $600 million DHHL bill advances
  14. Mina Morita Pushing Hu Honua Scheme
  15. Honolulu’s Ban On Plastic And Polystyrene Containers Is On Hold For 6 Months
  16. Locals Are Hawai‘i’s No. 1 Homebuyers, But …
  17. Homeless keiki on the rise at Oahu's largest shelter
  18. Apartments for Hard-Core Homeless Still Sit Empty
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Monday, March 28, 2022
March 28, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 1596 Views
  1. 33,234 in Hawaii Behind on Mortgage
  2. Hawaii 4th Highest Gas Tax in USA
  3. ‘Empty homes’ tax will not achieve goal
  4. Discouraging short-term rentals won’t ease housing shortage
  5. Senate Judiciary Hearing Pistol Permitting & Registration Bill
  6. Don’t Use Red Hill as Excuse to Shut Down Affordable Housing Construction
  7. College enrollment down sharply
  8. HGEA, HSTA Endorse Green, Luke
  9. Erasing History to Install Lies: Resolution urges name change for Captain Cook
  10. Next Up: Katherine Kealoha’s Brother on Trial
  11. Rep Branco Grabs for UH Health School Site to Build View Homes for Hawaiian Political Insiders
  12. Val Okimoto vs Ron Menor for CD8
  13. Coming to Hawaii: Guests and crew members test positive for COVID-19 aboard Princess Cruise ship
  14. City plans to increase ‘positions’ with short-term vacation rentals as the excuse du jour
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Sunday, March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:39 PM :: 2461 Views
  1. Hawaii Inflation Will be the Highest in Decades, and Everything Will be Affected
  2. When lawmakers confuse campaign funds with slush funds
  3. Without Reform, CWS Doesn’t Deserve More ‘Positions’
  4. Trial delayed again: Ex-cop in missing drug case fires attorney as jury selection got underway
  5. Don’t undermine University of Hawaii, astronomy
  6. Senate Panel recommends 5 nominees to Hawaii Land Board
  7. Hawaiian Home Lands financial-assistance proposal stirs debate
  8. Bill 41 would impact Oahu’s economy
  9. Big Island Politico Admits Spreading Lies About Apportionment for 20 Years
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Saturday, March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 3553 Views
  1. Two Amemiyas Under Investigation? Now its falsified campaign donations
  2. COVID Plan: Test Sewage, not Tourists
  3. Lawmakers look to exert more control over Hawaii Tourism Authority
  4. In wake of 6-year-old’s horrific death, lawmakers seek to dramatically expand CWS
  5. Brother of woman murdered outside Kapolei police station hopes her death sparks change
  6. More than 1,000 theft reports on Oahu this month
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Friday, March 25, 2022
Letters to the Editor March, 2022
By Letters to the Editor @ 8:21 PM :: 2676 Views
  • Mauna should not be clouded by so-called Activist groups  
  • Do You Trust Corrupt DPP to Seize Property by Assessing Fines?
  • Save Astronomy, Stop HB2024
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Friday, March 25, 2022
March 25, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 PM :: 2097 Views
  1. Oahu Loses 12,337 Residents in One Year
  2. Judge Rejects Amemiya Effort To Dismiss Conspiracy Charge
  3. Judge Rejects Plea Deal For Former Kauai Councilman Who Led Meth Ring
  4. As Covid-19 Emergency Ends, Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Limits On Executive Power
  5. Sue Big Oil?  Consumers will pay
  6. Hawaii County Mayor Urges Fast Tracking PGV While Delaying the Process
  7. Hawaii Schools Waste Massive Amounts of Electricity Because Electric Bill is not in their Budget
  8. Rep Sylvia Luke Blocking Prison Construction in Effort to Ensure Quick Release for Criminals
  9. New ACLU Scam to Keep the Homeless Homeless--Mandatory Contested Case Hearing for Sweeps, Bums Awarded Ownership of Stolen Vehicles
  10. Transsexual Meth Convict Plays Victim 15 Years After Arrest
  11. Hawaii Could Lose Hundreds of Healthcare Workers because of State Failure to Request Licensing Waiver
  12. Effort To Transfer State Agricultural Land Survives Latest Hurdle
  13. Repairs to start on leaky State Capitol reflecting pools (again)
  14. Hawaii parking app Parklinq offers new three-tiered parking rate system depending on level of political correctness
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
March 24, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 1565 Views
  1. Donna Leong Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To Federal Agents  
  2. Hawaii lower public education literacy levels could last years
  3. Amended bill Keeps Mauna Kea under UH Control
  4. Case urges Jones Act waiver, calls out Matson, Pasha
  5. Bill 41: City Council considers ban on short-term vacation rentals in residential areas
  6. Legislative Bill calls for audit of State's Agricultural Parks
  7. City prosecutor clears 2 HPD officers in fatal shooting of machete-wielding man
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 2049 Views
  1. Billionaire-backed developer under investigation for illegal political donations
  2. Mauna Kea Management Bill Would Mean ‘An End To Astronomy’--Decision Delayed After Opposition Testimony
  3. Conference Committee will decide minimum wage bill in Secret
  4. State funding for Hawaii Tourism Authority up for secret debate in Conference Committee
  5. REIT Tax is Dead (again)
  6. Burning Wood For Power? It’s A Question Utilities Commission Nominee Will Face
  7. HGEA Keeping The Hawaii State Hospital Closed
  8. During COVID, School Meals Became a Total Scam, Here’s How
  9. What to do with $27M of airport equipment after Safe Travels?
  10. Crimes committed by teens are on the rise
  11. Government red tape purposefully 'zaps' Hawaii's electronic gun sales
  12. ACLU Latest Gambit--Contested Case for Homeless Sweep
  13. Committee wants Ethics Board to look into Napili home’s approval process
  14. Revisionist History: Russian Fort is no Longer Russian
  15. A popular Hawaii destination may be the state's 'No. 1 drowning capital'
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 1538 Views
  1. The Navy Water Crisis Could Halt New Construction On Oahu
  2. New rail route is just ‘first phase,’ Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi says
  3. SB3334: HCDA to Control Aloha Stadium project
  4. SB555: So-Called ‘Ban’ on Fundraisers during Session has Gigantic Loophole
  5. Legislature advances bill giving counties more power to take private property
  6. Hawaii Legislature Debates Creating a Department of Environmental Protection
  7. HART Offered CEO a Bonus so She Could make a Show of rejecting it
  8. Bound for heavy debate, bill seeks to strip UH as sole manager of Mauna Kea  
  9. Mike Molina: Time for Jones Act to be suspended
  10. 1,000 Criminals Walk Free-- Legislature Passes Bill To Clear Up ‘Chaotic Situation’ In State Courts
  11. Business Owners Face Special Challenges Posed By The Homeless Crisis
  12. To slow ‘monster home’ construction, city revokes permit for Pacific Heights property
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Monday, March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022 News Release
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 1267 Views
  1. Homicide Surge Caused by COVID Criminal Releases
  2. Honolulu Human Trafficking Task Force: 40 Investigations But No Convictions And Few Arrests
  3. Kaua‘i council, boards, commissions return to in-person meetings March 28
  4. Kaua‘i Federal employee pleads not guilty to federal charges
  5. UH Admits Ocean Acidification, Coral Die-off a Bunch of Hype
  6. Hawaii case moves further than any other climate suit
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Sunday, March 20, 2022
March 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 2174 Views
  1. The last time Congress created a new state
  2. Earned Income Tax Credit: Great, but Where Is It?
  3. OHA Completes only 28% of Audit Recommendations
  4. Hawaii's leading newspaper supports Jones Act waiver
  5. Five myths that pervade the minimum-wage debate
  6. HB1837 HD1 a good vehicle for identifying Hawaii housing barriers
  7. Ethics: State Employees Can't Self-License, but they can Self-Deal
  8. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  9. Federal Investigation to Target HART?
  10. Shorter Honolulu rail route could avert Kakaako dispute
  11. Overtime Slush Fund: 5,000 Ghost Positions and Legislators Want to Add More
  12. Alleged Tantalus Shooter is Son of Two HPD Officers
  13. Bills Mandating Count of Every Person for Apportionment die in House
  14. Hawaii unemployment fund needs more money after federal bailouts end
  15. Grants-In-Aid Set for Monday
  16. When You're Cracking Down On Corruption, Don't Forget Lobbyists
  17. Accused crime boss Mike Miske's trial date could be pushed back
  18. State To Pay $40,000 After UPW Members Facilitate USO Gang Attack At Oahu Jail
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Saturday, March 19, 2022
March 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 PM :: 2066 Views
  1. New Federal Charges Filed--Ratting out Caldwell Leong’s Only Hope?
  2. HB2414 Amended to Eliminate GE Tax on Diapers, Food And Medicine
  3. HGEA’s Pet Speaker: Saiki Triple-Refers $94M HSTA Pay Hike
  4. DPP Corruption Dooms Affordable Housing, Green Energy
  5. Three Steps to Improve Ethics in Hawaii Government
  6. Maui County Charter Amendments Could Create Even More New County Bureaucracies
  7. Hu Honua News: Big Island Mayor Asks Governor to Declare Energy Emergency
  8. Raising a new Generation of Potheads: Legislators Push More Candy Marijuana Edibles--Less Flavored Vape for Hawaii Children
  9. Man killed in Waianae shooting was released from prison six months ago by order of HPA
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Friday, March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 3555 Views
  1. “Defend Hawaii” owner pleads guilty in Miske racketeering case
  2. Zippy’s Again: Windward Oahu legislator Jarrett Keohokalole misused state money
  3. Canceling Captain Cook? Resolution seeks to rename South Kona town
  4. $25 billion Hawaii state budget passes House, moves to Senate
  5. HB2278: ‘Carbon Cashback’ Bill Just Another Tax
  6. Murder on steps of Kapolei Police Station Because Lunatic was not Put Back Inside Lunatic Asylum
  7. Homicides Put Oahu on Edge
  8. 46-Time Loser Got Another Chance, Guess What happened Next
  9. Committee passes bill aimed at letting lots and lots of criminals back out onto the streets--but don’t worry, they’ll be female, sort of
  10. Employees Say Waikiki Health Retaliated Over Transgender Bathroom Access
  11. Mandatory Sex Change bill Set to be Rewritten in Conference Committee
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Thursday, March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:05 PM :: 1107 Views
  1. Shell Bill: $300M funding proposed for Hawaii low-income rental housing
  2. Millions in proposed funding sparks new interest in Hawaiian Home Lands
  3. HPD: Officers involved in near-fatal Makaha crash may face felony charges
  4. State To Pay $250,000 To Cover Lawyers’ Fees for Lawsuit Designed to Force-Release Lots and Lots of Criminals
  5. Homelessness is Expensive: DLNR says it needs over $13M to demolish abandoned Hilo hotel torched by squatters
  6. Plan to stop rail construction at South Street puts several Kakaako properties in limbo
  7. Glasgow City Council bid to save Falls of Clyde ship receives major boost
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 1639 Views
  1. Drugs In Hawaii’s UPW-Controlled Prisons: ‘We Are Swimming In Spice’, and staff are sometimes involved in the drug trade
  2. HPD’s interim chief withdraws from list of candidates for permanent job
  3. The New Political Reality: Illegal Virtual meetings in virtual backrooms
  4. Navy orders ‘supplemental investigation’ of Red Hill
  5. Public Utilities Commission Investigates Sandwich Isles Communications
  6. Kauai Council News: ANOTHER Brun co-conspirator pleads guilty
  7. Waianae Meth Gang Moved 120 lbs
  8. Puana's terroristic threatening case delayed after prosecutor's office conflicts out
  9. City Council measure urges city to restore public access to first responder radio
  10. Conservation: City Parks Among Biggest Water users
  11. Wood Pellets Coming: Oahu Solar Projects Wrestle With Delays
  12. Woman jailed for stealing from Molokai nonprofit
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 1857 Views
  1. Last Chance to Save Caldwell: Lawyers Argue Not a Crime to Transfer $250K to Kealoha
  2. Star-Adv: Put a Jones Act waiver to the test
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court to hear reapportionment dispute today
  4. Maunakea bill still alive in Senate
  5. Lawmakers weigh measures to tax rental car companies
  6. State of the County: Boost the city’s ope­rating budget by 14%
  7. Tourism returns nearly full force to Hawaii
  8. Costs threaten Hawaii restaurants
  9. Kauai Electric Bills Set to Rise Less than Others
  10. In body cam video, witnesses to crash involving officers urge police to ‘investigate’ what happened  
  11. Bills would extend Ohana Zones program
  12. More Homeless Mayhem: Squatters Torch Makiki Hts Home
  13. State Judiciary: Kill a dude in Chinatown, get back out on the streets in a year
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Monday, March 14, 2022
March 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 1992 Views
  1. ‘Open Secret’ Malu Motta’s best friend took over Hawaii County Hiring for Four Years--Bypassed Civil Service Rules to Hire ‘POI’
  2. Hawaiian Home Lands survey shows half of respondents would trade their waitlist spot for $100K
  3. Big Island Bioenergy Plant Searches For More Trees — And Regulatory Approval
  4. Delay expected for national park air tour plans in Hawaii
  5. Next Boondoggle: Public workshops scheduled for Ala Wai flood risk abatement
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Sunday, March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1738 Views
  1. A Billion here, $600M there -- More spending by legislators
  2. Tourist Fees Still Alive, Tax Rebate Dead
  3. Accountability for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ funds?
  4. After Arrests, Ethics Bills on the Move in Legislature
  5. Housing Bills on the Move in Legislature
  6. Onishi pushes back on retirement fund bill
  7. War In Ukraine Helps Drive Up The Cost Of Living In The Pacific
  8. Kauai Council News: Only Felicia Cowden was Craven Enough to Accept Putin Junket
  9. Kauai Council News: Brun co-conspirator pleads guilty
  10. No Bidders For Incredibly Cheap Russian Oil
  11. U.S. tsunami warning system needs major overhaul, report says
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Saturday, March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 1221 Views
  1. Stars Align for Hawaii Jones Act Waiver?
  2. Let’s Not Die on Red Hill
  3. Maui: New Police Chief Pushes out old guard
  4. Ige Appoints Utilities Insider to Chair PUC
  5. 15% pay raises granted for Maui County directors and deputies
  6. 400 acres of major Lahaina project Villages of Leialiʻi offered to DHHL
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Friday, March 11, 2022
March 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:18 AM :: 2312 Views
  1. Legislators Have Extra $450M to waste -- But War In Ukraine Dampens Economic Future
  2. Raising the ‘tip credit’ for servers
  3. This New Hawaii Commission Is Aimed At Open Government. So Why Has It Been Meeting In Secret?
  4. HGEA Endorses Josh Green for Governor
  5. Testimony raises questions about what chief knew about murder outside HPD station
  6. Before Murder, Miske had Fraser Beaten
  7. Kahikina Poised To Get $25K Bonus For First Year As Rail Director
  8. UH Engineering Professors Want Rail Guy Gone
  9. Key player in Kauai councilman's drug trafficking ring reaches plea agreement
  10. Former Kauai federal employee racked up $17K unauthorized charges
  11. 15 Firearms, Ammunition Stolen from DLNR Armory
  12. Hawaii House Proposes 48 New ‘Positions’ To Beef Up Child Welfare Services
  13. 300 Volunteers Take to Street to Count Oahu Homeless
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Thursday, March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:58 AM :: 1606 Views
  1. Ignoring the Science for Ideologies
  2. 'Tokyo Model' Can Create More Housing for Hawaii
  3. Ige appoints Luella Costales to House District 39 Seat
  4. Hawaii Moves to Weekly COVID Reporting
  5. Schatz: Earmarks Are Back
  6. Senate Approves More Millions for Red Hill
  7. ​UH Mānoa receives full 10-year accreditation
  8. Blangiardi to meet with FTA to discuss Honolulu Rail Project
  9. Lawmaker Calls For Investigations Of State Ag Park Program
  10. Cowden Ethics Violation for Work with Russia Agent
  11. Offshore Wind Energy Bill Sails Through Hawaii Senate with Key Element Blanked Out
  12. Copying California: Kauai Council passes bill to outlaw single-family subdivisions
  13. Copying California: Bill Diverts 75% of Property Tax to useless overpriced, failed homeless programs
  14. Copying Vancouver: Honolulu's ‘Empty Homes’ Tax Proposal Is Mostly An Empty Promise
  15. Hawaiian Electric Reports Net Income Increase For 2021--Gives Pretend Money to Deadbeats
  16. Navy Says It Shouldn't Have To Share More Red Hill Documents
  17. Board of Water Supply puts out urgent call for voluntary water conservation on Oahu
  18. Sources: Police dropped 2 murder suspects off at Waikiki hotel but didn’t monitor them
  19. Witness: Woman beaten to death on police station steps asked for help before attack
  20. Surviving 107 degree fever and coma, Maui police recruit recounts close brush with death
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 AM :: 2340 Views
  1. Is Hawaii's Legislature Corrupt?
  2. Two more Miske co-defendants expected to flip
  3. Electric bills may bring jolt: Could see charge increase 20%
  4. Isles need Jones Act waiver for oil imports
  5. Half-Way Point: House Approves Stadium Boondoggle, Minimum Wage, Capital Gains Tax, DHHL, Mauna Kea Bills
  6. Rail park-and-ride facility’s cost soar to half billion
  7. Homeless from out-of-state increases in isles
  8. Hawaii Proud Boys founder likely headed to trial for his role in U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6
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Tuesday, March 8, 2022
March 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 1699 Views
  1. Bill pays $100,000 to Take Name Off DHHL wait list
  2. Honolulu Mayor’s Budget Proposal Includes No Tax Rate Or Fee Hikes
  3. Capital Gains Tax Increase And A New Carbon Tax May Not Make The Cut
  4. No More ‘Released Pending Investigation’? -- But Only for Assaults on Police
  5. Will traveler information in Safe Travels be deleted?
  6. Hawaii Senator Takes Aim at Tenure
  7. Reapportionment Commission preps to defend against lawsuit
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Monday, March 7, 2022
March 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 PM :: 1491 Views
  1. $100 rebates to Hawaii taxpayers dead at Legislature
  2. Dirtier Than Coal: Hawaii lawmakers stir debate over controversial wood-fueled energy project
  3. Lobbyists should disclose specific bills they are working for or against
  4. Why It Costs So Much To Own A Car In Hawaii
  5. Homeless Psycho Slasher outwits HGEA Members, Escapes from State Lunatic Asylum
  6. Father of missing 18-month-old Kytana Ancog appears in court
  7. Plans Stalled For Kauai’s Vacant Residential Drug Facility
  8. Food Safety Audits Could Hamper Hawaii’s Efforts Toward More Food Production
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Sunday, March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 4059 Views
  1. Hint to Caldwell: Cornered, Roy Amemiya Brought Jeremy Harris Down
  2. Saiki: My Corruption Committee is Just Window Dressing
  3. If Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation won’t accept needed oversight, freeze its funding
  4. City Council Woman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Complains About Free Speech
  5. Hawaii Co Council meetings to remain closed to public this month
  6. Hawaii lawmakers in favor of ending mask mandate
  7. Hawaii Lawmakers Should Identify The People Asking For Legislation
  8. Bill could remove duty to retreat from Hawaii law
  9. A history of dubious deals
  10. More Homeless Mayhem: Elementary School Burglarized
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Saturday, March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 2468 Views
  1. It Took Two Arrests to Do It, but Finally State Capitol Will Reopen to Public
  2. Tourists Evacuated: Drugged-out Homeless Zombies Torch Hotel After DLNR Cuts Security
  3. Supreme Court Finds State Violated Water Leasing Law in East Maui
  4. Bill 9: ‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fulfill intention
  5. Inflation: 49% of Hawaii Households Have Difficulty with Monthly Bills
  6. Caldwell’s planning commissioner beat rap on Illegal Fireworks--owns Palolo site of 3 gambling raids
  7. Lt. Governor calling for Governor to end Hawaii's indoor mask mandate
  8. House and Senate move closer on minimum wage timeline
  9. Protect astronomy in isles: Stop HB2024
  10. SB2535 could nix plans for an offshore wind farm developer
  11. Maui County Council races may prove a crowded field
  12. 6 city ambulances out of service awaiting repairs, putting stress on emergency fleet
  13. More Homeless Mayhem: Suspect arrested in NYC anti-Asian crime spree had been in trouble in Honolulu
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