Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Hawaii History

 

NO Image:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Constitution Forbids Legislature from Creating Gay Marriage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:50 PM :: 8704 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

Representative Bob McDermott filed a lawsuit today seeking a Declaratory Judgment regarding the 1998 ballot issue pertaining to same-sex marriage....

Read More..
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sierra Club: Senate Should Reject Superferry’s only Supporter
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 4724 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History

Abercrombie has nominated Genevieve Salmonson to the position of interim director of the state Department of Health (DOH) Office of Environmental Quality Control....

Read More..
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
September 11 Commemoration, Flags at Half-Staff
By News Release @ 11:43 PM :: 4651 Views :: Hawaii History, Military

In observance of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11....

Read More..
Friday, September 6, 2013
The Varmint Goats of Kahoolawe
By Selected News Articles @ 12:10 AM :: 10100 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Second Amendment
.
Read More..
Thursday, August 15, 2013
UH Responds to Star-Adv: Claims Inouye Center Project 'Not Shrouded in Secrecy'
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 6965 Views :: Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Higher Education, Politicians

"...swift action on the center was necessary since the senate will store papers for no longer than six months from the time the office is closed...."

Read More..
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Life of the Land? OHA Trustee Seeks to Change State Motto
By Video @ 2:52 PM :: 5441 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History
Apo’s newspeak version would read: “The Sovereignty of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness” – a slogan which just happens to dovetail with the latest push for the Akaka Tribe.  How convenient....
Read More..
Sunday, July 7, 2013
JULY 7: Hawaii Annexed by USA
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 3239 Views :: Hawaii History

On this date 115 years ago, the U.S. began absorbing an island paradise....

Read More..
Friday, June 7, 2013
Hiram Fong First Asian-American Senator, An R From Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 10:12 PM :: 8484 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History, Republican Party
 1964 and 1968....
Read More..
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Hawaii's Forgotten Internment Camps
By Video @ 8:57 PM :: 4050 Views :: Hawaii History
"[In Hawaii] it was just select families. And for many years, members of those families didn't want to talk about it."
Read More..
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Losing One Of The Good Guys
By Robert Thomas @ 7:21 PM :: 5871 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Hawaii History

...Bob Fletcher, who saved farms of interned Japanese Americans, dies at 101....

Read More..
Friday, May 31, 2013
More Flooding in Kakaako's Future
By John Bond @ 9:29 PM :: 6777 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii History

Right now there is a race to see how fast Kakaako can be sold and developed before the mainland and foreign real estate investors find out they will be stuck with enormous future expenses....

Read More..
Monday, May 20, 2013
Abercrombie, Wife, and Murdered Legislator on Hawaii Democratic Socialist Membership List
By Selected News Articles @ 11:04 PM :: 8219 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians
agbercrombie5...
Read More..
Friday, April 12, 2013
An Oral History: The Life of Calvin Say
By Video @ 12:29 PM :: 4418 Views :: Hawaii History

Olelo will be airing "An Oral History: The Life of Calvin Say," a 6-part documentary ....

Read More..
Friday, March 29, 2013
VIDEO: Kalaeloa Solar Illegal Heavy Equipment Crushes Hawaiian Caves
By Video @ 12:10 PM :: 6141 Views :: Energy, Hawaii History

Heavy Trucks In Violation Of Programmatic Agreement. Karst Caves And Sinkholes Get Flooded....

Read More..
Monday, March 25, 2013
Valor with Honor – Screening and Discussion with Director Burt Takeuchi
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 4866 Views :: Hawaii History, Military
Comprising more than 35 interviews with Japanese-American veterans who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, Valor With Honor tells the amazing story....
Read More..
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
VIDEO: HCDA Bulldozes Ancient Hawaiian Trails for Solar Farm
By John Bond @ 10:53 PM :: 9540 Views :: Energy, Hawaii History, OHA

...huge wide roads were bulldozed through these Hawaiian sites causing massive, irreparable damage to the ancient Kualaka'i trail that is many hundreds if not one thousand years old....

Read More..
Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday, March 18: Hawaii Statehood
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 4156 Views :: Hawaii History

On this date in 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Statehood Bill ....

Read More..
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Obama Skips Inouye in Memoirs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:03 PM :: 6056 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians

Obama spent most of the speech describing his own impressions of Inouye....

Read More..
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Seniority? Hawaii is better off without it
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 6749 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians

"The lesson for everybody is you don't want your town to turn into this."

Read More..
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Is Abercrombie Vitousek?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 9460 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Politicians

The fight between Hanabusa and Hirono over Inouye’s seat is the latest flare-up of the battle between old-boys and progressives within the Democratic Party....

Read More..
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Hawaiian Culture: "All politics was religious and all religions were political"
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 6607 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

The notion that religion belongs in the realm of governance has its origins in the host culture, said Lilikala Kame‘eleihiwa, professor at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies....

Read More..
Friday, December 21, 2012
Remembrance Ceremony for Senator Daniel K. Inouye
By News Release @ 12:02 AM :: 4195 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians

On Saturday, Dec. 22, Senator Inouye will lie in state from 5 p.m. to midnight in the State Capitol Rotunda. A short program will commence with the arrival of the senator’s casket....

Read More..
Monday, December 17, 2012
Senator Daniel Inouye Dies at 88
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 6633 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

Inouye died of respiratory complications at 5:01 p.m. EST (12:01 HST) Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his office said....

Read More..
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Honolulu City Council to Honor December 7 Vets at Ewa Field
By John Bond @ 1:55 AM :: 6291 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii History, Military

Saturday morning at Ewa Field on Saturday, December 8, at 9 AM....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
How HMSA Used Health Care Advisory Council to Establish Medical Monopoly
By Selected News Articles @ 7:01 PM :: 8784 Views :: Hawaii History, Health Care

Governor Linda Lingle signed, SB 665 SDI HD2 CD1 which prohibits "a person representing a health maintenance organization under chapter 4320, a mutual benefit society issuing individual and group hospital or medical service plans under chapter 432, or any other health care organization" from membership on the Council....

Read More..
Saturday, July 14, 2012
New Website: The Real Hanabusa
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 7473 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Politicians

Meet The Real Hanabusa for yourself at TheRealHanabusa.com....

Read More..
Monday, June 11, 2012
Kamehameha Day: Abercrombie, Hirono, Akaka, Inouye sending Hawaiians to tribalism?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 AM :: 13695 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History

Kamehameha between 1782 and 1810 united the islands into the Hawaiian Kingdom, created the Hawaiian nationality and a national state from competing Polynesian groups, who themselves had been feudal--not tribal--for as much as 500 years....

Read More..
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Book: Obama's Puck's Alley Drug Dealer Killed by Gay Lover
By Selected News Articles @ 9:19 PM :: 16436 Views :: Hawaii History, Drugs, Obama

(Ray) was a long-haired haole hippie who worked at the Mama Mia Pizza Parlor not far from Punahou and lived in a dilapidated bus ....

Read More..
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The History of Natural Gas in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:20 PM :: 13700 Views :: Energy, Hawaii History, Jones Act

In response to my article, a reader asks: “We get all the natural gas we need now. How does it get here? The article makes it sound impossible, but it’s here.”

Read More..
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Sneak Attack: Re-write of Pearl Harbor History Awaits Death of WW2 Veterans
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 AM :: 24871 Views :: Hawaii History, Higher Education, Military

...it is the role of academics to "correct" ... history. As one organizer commented, this will be more easily accomplished once the WWII generation has passed away. Another wrote, "America's nostalgic war memories are beginning to fray around the edges"....

Read More..
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Kalapa: History of the Hawaii GE Tax
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 7:23 PM :: 8569 Views :: Hawaii History, Taxes

Initially set at a rate of 1.5%, it rose to a rate of 2% during the war years, and then just prior to statehood in 1959 to a retail rate of 3.5%. ...the retail rate was increased in 4% in 1965....

Read More..
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai at it again with help from Legislators, Maui Council, University
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 PM :: 40302 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, OHA

Do the math. Sai and Gumapac have 300 “customers”. Perfect Title had 400 victims. The Maui-based Ventura-Oliver sovereignty mortgage scammers now on trial had about 300 alleged victims. That is 1000 native Hawaiian households who have allegedly fallen victim to these three alleged scams. ...amounting to 2.3% of all native Hawaiian home-owning households.

Read More..
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sun Yat-Sen Hawaii Birth Certificate causes Trouble in Taipei
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 13374 Views :: Hawaii History

...because he had trouble entering the United States due to that country's Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the US immigration authorities decided to issue a document in 1904 that says Sun was born in Honolulu and has US citizenship....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Brookings: Muslims expel reformer from Manoa mosque, claim Arabs discovered Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 21610 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

...he showed us the manuscript of Islam: A Religion of Peace? in which he points to the “negative” verses in the Quran and argues for their removal. “We should reject the earlier part of the Quran and use only the end part,” he told us, noting the community calls him a kafir (non-believer)....

Read More..
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Dismissed in Federal Court, Convicted Felon Keanu Sai fails in effort to seize control of Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:36 AM :: 9652 Views :: Hawaii History

"The federal courts have long recognized that the determination of sovereignty over a territory is fundamentally a political question beyond the jurisdiction of the courts."

Read More..
Friday, February 25, 2011
Hawaii Legislature honored Mao Zedong collaborator
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 9474 Views :: Hawaii History

Ariyoshi, as editor of the ILWU’s communist line Honolulu Record weekly paper between 1948 and 1958, employed a columnist named Frank Marshall Davis--also a Communist party member--who would in the mid-1970s become a mentor to a kid named Barack Obama....

Read More..
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Flashback: East-West Center hammered for “sustained, biased and politically-motivated attack on World War II veterans”
By Selected News Articles @ 8:40 PM :: 13925 Views :: Hawaii History, Higher Education, Military

What you are observing below is the beginning of what will become a sustained campaign to re-write the history of “The Good War” and “The Greatest Generation” to fit the mold of social-democratic propaganda.  BTW: Dan Inouye is paying for all of this….

Read More..
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Beyond Marriage The Confession: Hawaii Gay marriage advocates let the polyamorous cat out of the bag
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 21035 Views :: Family, Hawaii History

Do you think that gay marriage advocates just want ‘equality’--they just want to have same-sex marriages made legally equivalent to traditional marriage? 

According to the activists themselves, you’re wrong....   

Read More..
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Fred Rohlfing’s Island Son Presents an Alternative View of Hawaii Politics
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 8898 Views :: Hawaii History, Republican Party

Read More..
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Abercrombie denies membership in Democratic Socialists of America, blames ‘birthers’
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 12762 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Politicians

Neil Abercrombie’s campaign is responding to reports that Abercrombie has been a secret member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Read More..
Monday, July 12, 2010
Neil Abercrombie: Secret member of Democratic Socialists of America?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 15993 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Politicians

  DSA's Democratic Left Nov./Dec. 1990, page 4

Read More..
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
House votes to annex Hawaii, June 15, 1898
By Selected News Articles @ 11:43 AM :: 6747 Views :: Hawaii History

On this day in 1898, the House approved Senate Joint Resolution 55 providing for the annexation of Hawaii as a U.S. territory. At the time, Hawaii was an independent republic. The vote was 209-91.

Read More..
Monday, April 12, 2010
Larry Mehau supporting Neil Abercrombie
By Andrew Walden @ 10:06 PM :: 23096 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii History, Politicians

A campaign banner touting Hannemann’s Democratic Primary opponent, former Congressman Neil Abercrombie, now hangs prominently from the front gate at the Honokaa ranch of Larry Mehau.  Mehau was a key figure in the 1990s “Broken Trust” scandal at Kamehameha Schools, collecting $40,000 a month for “security” at the Kamehameha campus and more for the “protection” of Big Island Kamehameha lands . . . .

Read More..
Monday, February 22, 2010
Reservation for a Broken Trust?
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 AM :: 19516 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, Hawaii History

Contrary to popular opinion, Indian reservations have a history in Hawaii. An Oct. 12, 1999, article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin describes the efforts of Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate (KSBE) trustees in 1995 to evade oversight of their corrupt doings. The Trustees’ self-serving investments caused losses of $264,090,257 in 1994 alone. To avoid scrutiny, they considered moving KSBE corporate headquarters out of Hawaii to the windswept plains of the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota.

Read More..
Monday, December 14, 2009
Meheula memo questions Ed Case's record on Hawaiian entitlements
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 11018 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA, Politicians

Meheula’s memo says: “In the late 1990s, when Ed Case was chairman of the State House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, he repeatedly acted to reduce Native Hawaiian benefits, rights and revenues…. In the 1998 legislative session, Mr. Case proposed the 123-page ‘Native Hawaiian Autonomy Act.’ The Act would have terminated OHA and the Hawaiian Home Lands program, denied Native Hawaiians the right to self-determination and federal recognition, and reduced State liabilities to Native Hawaiians. The Act stated that its purpose is to stop the ‘continued dependence by native Hawaiians on others which prevents the development of the full potential of the native Hawaiian people.’”

Read More..
Monday, December 14, 2009
Cayetano: Hanabusa's Broken Trust connections lead to Ko Olina
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 PM :: 44936 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii History, Politicians

 

SB Photo 1999: Jeff Stone's sister Mari Stone Wong and his then-brother-in-law, ousted Bishop Estate Trustee Dickie Wong, needn`t be as worried as they look--they're on trial in the courtroom of Judge Michael Town.

About Hanabusa's 2002 push for developer Jeff Stone to receive $75 million in Ko Olina tax credits, Cayetano writes:

"As I watched all of this, I wondered if there were any legislators who had the guts to ask the hard questions.  There was not a peep from the Democrats--or from conservative Republicans like Slom and Hemmings who had made careers in opposing social programs for the needy, or from young legislators who were learning quickly the politics of "going along to get along."  The only legislators who raised questions about the credibility of Stone's claims were Republicans Charles Djou of O`ahu and Jim Rath of Kona, Hawai`i."

If Hanabusa enters the congressional race and defeats Democrat Ed Case in the Primary, she will face off with Charles Djou in the General Election next November.

Read More..
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Secular Humanists push back against St Damien
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 13927 Views :: Hawaii History, Religion

First they come so subtly as to barely elicit notice; bundled in thick layers of effusive praise for Hawaii’s newly canonized Saint Damien.

Read More..
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Why Hawaii Lost the Superferry
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 20493 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act, Judiciary, Politicians

Last year, instead of enacting a law stating that the Supreme Court was wrong, the Legislature adopted special legislation exempting the Superferry pending completion of an environmental impact statement. The Supreme Court’s recent decision correctly struck down that exemption as violating the Hawaii constitutional prohibition against legislative special treatment for special interests.

The governor and Legislature were then handed a second opportunity to make the law pono by saying what everyone believed. The Legislature could enact simple language, such as the following which I recommended to the legislative leadership in March 2009, making clear that our environmental laws do not extend to "secondary" impacts:

"Significant effect" does not include or require consideration of “secondary impacts” on the environment that may result from government action. This latter provision is retroactive to enactment of this chapter.

By doing so, the law would state what everyone always believed it meant and the Superferry would have been allowed to continue providing essential transportation to Hawaii's citizens and competition to interisland airlines.

Read More..
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Obama's Other Controversial Church
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 25981 Views :: Family, Hawaii History, Military, Religion

While John McCain was being tortured as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu -- at which the elementary-age Obama would later attend Sunday school after returning from Indonesia in 1970 or 71 -- was sheltering deserters and AWOLs recruited by ‘flirty fishing' coeds from a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) group known as "The Resistance".  The deserters' exploits were front page news for months on end in mid-1969 Honolulu.  They were also proudly trumpeted by the Honolulu SDS tabloid, "The Roach". 

The contrast between the war hero POW and the Obama deserters' church would have made a pretty good campaign commercial.  But nobody in Honolulu spoke up to claim Obama's First Unitarian connection until after Election Day. 

Read More..
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
50th Anniversary of Statehood -- Remarks by Governor Linda Lingle
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 4:25 PM :: 8465 Views :: Hawaii History

Statehood was achieved through the dedication and perseverance of these great leaders, along with the people of Hawai‘i – who in 1959 voted 17 to one in support of statehood.

They voted for basic rights and privileges of American citizenship. 

They voted to have a voice in Washington.

And, as Governor Ariyoshi said so well in his 50 Voices of Statehood piece, they voted for “control over our own destiny.”

Read More..
Page 5 of 6First   Previous   1  2  3  4  [5]  6  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT