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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Eleven Candidates Listed Twice on Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 PM :: 6634 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

The out-of-state voting is the most likely to produce random voting patterns due to the limited opportunity for candidates to contact the dispersed electorate....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
No Syrian Muslim ‘Refugees’ in Hawaii: Hundreds Sign ‘Impeach Ige’ Petition
By Andrew Walden @ 2:18 PM :: 6358 Views :: Military, Religion

As of 10AM Friday November 20, 2015, 1,848 persons have signed....

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Sunday, November 15, 2015
Rail Funds Frozen? Feds Explain ‘Officially’ and ‘Unofficially’ What they Told Caldwell
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 7068 Views :: Rail

...we at Hawai’i Free Press tried a novel approach—actually contacting FTA spokespeople in Washington to see what they had to say about it....

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Full Text: State, Feds Defend Nai Aupuni Election Before 9th Circuit Court
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 6356 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Four responses have been filed before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in opposition to last week’s “Urgent Motion for Injunction”....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Two Candidates Misplaced, and Another Quits the Race
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 AM :: 4690 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...her name does not appear on a copy of the print version of the Oahu ballot....

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Biofuel Shell Game: How Giant Diesel Plant Became part of Hawaii's 'Clean' Energy Future
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 8717 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

Here's the trick.  The 'second' biofuel plant will soon be the 'only' biofuel plant....

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Two Down, Six to Go: Candidates Still Refuse to Donate Hee's Stolen Contributions to Charity
By Andrew Walden @ 4:38 PM :: 6371 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Politicians

...Tokuda, Kahele, Kenoi, Hannemann, Hughey, Takamine....

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Residency: Senator Galuteria Tangled in Lies?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 6755 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Taxes

"There is no evidence that the Galuterias repaid the back property taxes on the Pakui Street residence...."

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Walter Ritte, Scott Parker Still on Ballot After Quitting Race
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 6438 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Dr. Parker in good faith attempted to withdraw as a candidate before the ballots were printed, but through no fault of his, neither Election-American nor Naʻi Aupuni got back to him in time....

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Nai Aupuni: Please Vote Only Once
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 6374 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...the print ballot mistakenly lists some of the candidates twice....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Final Interior Dep't Rule Allows OHA Hawaiians to Steal Land from DHHL Hawaiians
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 9150 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Tribal Trustees could simply vote to change the DHHL blood quantum from 50% to 25% or even 1% and thereby seize lands....

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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Nai Aupuni Lets Candidates on Ballot With Fraudulent Registration
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 PM :: 5472 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

There are a few of candidates who filled the ten slots by repeating names or with symbols and not with ten registered voters....

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Friday, October 30, 2015
Charter Amendment: HART to Take Over TheBus, Handi-Van, Milk them to Cover Rail Operating Expenses
By Andrew Walden @ 7:40 PM :: 4522 Views :: Rail

The Group met on October 13, 2015 and discussed possible Charter amendment topics, which included the consolidation of the TheBus, TheHandi-Van, and rail into one entity....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Feds 'Reestablishing government-to-government relationship' with OHA as a Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 10:30 PM :: 5834 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

..."reestablishing a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community" does not refer to reestablishing a relationship with the Hawaiian Kingdom....

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Friday, October 23, 2015
"Shame on this court"-- Shouting Erupts as Seabright Upholds Nai Aupuni Election
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 7865 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

"This is about $500 million dollars of OHA money in exchange for surrendering Native Hawaiian rights."

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Marijuana Dispensaries backed by Police Raids on Competition
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 5280 Views :: Drugs

...the 'medical' marijuana database literally provided a roadmap for police to follow....

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Memo Outlines Reasons The Akaka Tribe Might be Very Disappointed with Interior Department
By Andrew Walden @ 5:37 AM :: 5752 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...NH government would not be eligible for trust or “reservation” lands. The proposed rule does not, however, discuss or allude to whether a NH governing entity has the right to sovereign immunity....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
'Aha Candidates--Legislators, Trustee Violate Resign to Run Law
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 AM :: 7442 Views :: Akaka Bill, Office of Elections, OHA
The three candidates for immediate resignation:
OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
Sen Brickwood Galuteria
Rep Kaniela Ing
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Full Text: OHA, DHHL, Politicians Comment on Proposed Federal Indian Tribe Rule
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 5953 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

"The DHHL is carefully reviewing the details of the Interior Department’s proposal and will be submitting comments on the issues outlined therein."

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
No Public Hearings Set for Federal Hawaiian Indian Tribe Rules
By Andrew Walden @ 10:14 PM :: 5174 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Instead of 'transparent' public discussion, Interior has set up four call-in teleconferences in which the Feds can tamp down opposition and create the illusion of support....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Blue Planet, Skai Ventures Grab for Marijuana Licenses
By Andrew Walden @ 1:15 AM :: 6746 Views :: Drugs
Which political insiders are angling for lucrative Oahu-based medicated marijuana licenses?
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 9300 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Nai Aupuni: We are Legal Because we are Organizing an Indian Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 10:01 PM :: 5736 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"Na'i Aupuni states that OHA’s intentions are consistent with the federal government’s authorization...."

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
FULL TEXT: HART Invents New Billion Dollar 'Crisis' to Pressure Council for Tax Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 PM :: 4245 Views :: Rail

...HART is now ginning up a new billion dollar "financial emergency" timed to justify a Honolulu Council vote to raise the GE Tax by 0.5% for the years 2022-2027....

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Kahuku Windfarm Batteries Fail Before They Are Installed
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 5413 Views :: Energy
Will they now seek out a new battery scheme to funnel more Hawaii taxpayer dollars?
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Hawaii DoT v Ciber
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 6557 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government
Is this the secret history of Abercrombie's high-tech initiative?
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Who is running for the 'Aha? Candidate List Secret until too late
By Andrew Walden @ 8:56 PM :: 5768 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"...the ship of nationhood is about to set sail without a rudder, a captain, or a crew...."

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Full Text: Lawsuit Seeks Nullification of Six Councilmembers’ Rail Votes
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 5713 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...the resulting measures are void and unenforceable....

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
What are Homeless Hawaiians Worth to OHA?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 6712 Views :: Homelessness, OHA

...A homeless family of four would be worth $30,400 per year--just for OHA's "fair market" land lease....

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Jeff Stone Wants to be Your Cannabis Connection
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 AM :: 15884 Views :: Development, Drugs

Legalization is supposed to take marijuana out of the hands of organized crime....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Accused of Self-Dealing, UH Foundation Makes Inconvenient HNN Story ‘Disappear’
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 9496 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education

...Alvin Katahara said his former boss, UH Foundation Vice President Janet Bullard, ordered him to make thousands of dollars in payments to a company headed by her husband....

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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Misrepresentation: Keanu Sai Again Ordered to Cease and Desist
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 PM :: 9408 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

...protecting our people from false information espoused by you and your attorney....

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Obama Administration to Propose 'Procedure' for Recognizing Fake Hawaiian Indian Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 7663 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...the Obama Administration is preparing to bypass Congress and administratively recognize a fake Hawaiian Indian tribe, if OHA cronies can create one in time....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Marijuana behind OHA's push for Federal Recognition?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:55 PM :: 8913 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Drugs
"Cannabis Consultant, Scott David asked that the Hawaiian Sovereign Nation be allowed to participate in the Las Vegas meeting in light of their impending federal recognition."
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Governor, AG Oppose Federal DHHL Rules
By Andrew Walden @ 10:10 PM :: 5378 Views :: DHHL

Their position supports that of the Hawaiian Homes Commission which earlier submitted testimony against the proposed rule change....

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Friday, August 7, 2015
Audio: Native Hawaiian Attorneys Skeptical of Nai Aupuni, Kanaiolowalu
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 AM :: 8417 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA

We had a Native Hawaiian Convention--it was known as an 'Aha--during the 1997-99 period...delegates ... sat down and drafted and completed two constitutions.  Before we were able to distribute them for ratification by the community, we were de-funded.  OHA didn't like the result....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Anti-Cane Burning Suit to be First Case Heard by Hawaii Environmental Court
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 7421 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture, Judiciary

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza, Judge of the Environmental Court of the Second Circuit on September 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m....

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Monday, August 3, 2015
Hawaiian Homes Commissioners, KSBE Trustees and OHA Trustee not on Kanaiolowalu Roll
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 AM :: 7030 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...82% of Native Hawaiians are not participating--including many in positions of leadership....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Hawaii Dodges $500M Bullet as Billionaire Movie Mogul Declares Bankruptcy
By Andrew Walden @ 11:51 PM :: 7861 Views :: Tax Credits

The primary mover behind Relativity's failed "Accelerator Package"--Senate Ways and Means Chair David Ige....

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Clean Energy Fail: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 6682 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...What matters is whether the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is delivering the CO2 reductions which for many justify the increased expense.  The answer is no.....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Nai Aupuni Bylaws Confirm it is Running a State Election
By Andrew Walden @ 3:36 PM :: 6048 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

OHA authorized the funds and OHA invited the participants to form Nai Aupuni....

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Sunday, July 19, 2015
OHA Trustee to Use Trust Funds to Sell Marijuana?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 7485 Views :: OHA, Drugs

"The Association Board has scheduled an invitation to meet with a native Hawaiian entrepreneur currently operating out of Arizona and Las Vegas...."

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
'Aha Ambush: 'Notice of Election' for Fake Indian Tribe to be Mailed out Today
By Andrew Walden @ 7:45 PM :: 7182 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

It could be the most significant change in Hawaii since statehood.  Three-quarters of native Hawaiians are effectively excluded from the process--as are all non-Hawaiians.  Included: Lots of incarcerated prisoners, dead people, and people living on the mainland....

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 38063 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Tax Credits

originally published May, 2005, reprinted in honor of Al Hee being found guilty on all counts....

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Full Text: After Two Months, OHA Coughs up Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 11:20 PM :: 9052 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The very first check on the very first page of OHA's 2014-2015 fiscal year is $25,000 written to convicted felon and mortgage scammer, David Keanu Sai....

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Kauai Payroll and Hiring Audit: Fraud, Overpayments and Contract Violations
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 5407 Views :: Kauai County, Labor

There were many instances of missing documents....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
$4M Lawsuit Claims Bumpy Kanahele Defrauds Am. Samoa of Tsunami Recovery Funds
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 AM :: 13125 Views :: Ethics, OHA

While Kanahele got a role playing himself in the movie 'Aloha,' his business partner in two enterprises--Quin Ngoc Rudin--is in a federal penitentiary in California....

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Danner: Hawaiian Homes Commissioners "Have Rings in Their Noses"
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 8482 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

According to Kauhane, 104 comments have been submitted to the DoI and 76 are in opposition to the proposed rules--a nearly 3-1 margin....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Proposed Federal Rules for Hawaiian Homelands Parallel Obama Admin Rewrite of Indian Law
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 AM :: 7773 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA
"The Department will create a tribe, not recognize an historic tribe."
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
$418M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 10479 Views :: Energy, Environment, Tourism, Cost of Living

...it is OK that their plan would gut the tourism industry because it would also drive Hawaii's cost of living up to the point where residents could no longer afford to leave....

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