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Sunday, January 19, 2020
January 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 590 Views
  1. 2 police officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head; multiple homes up in flames
  2. Target Letter?  No Problem!  Caldwell, Amemiya Attempting to Bring Donna Leong Back to Work in Administration
  3. 99-year-lease housing plan is bleak future
  4. Legislators’ cost-of-living ideas try to stave off voters’ growing discontent before elections
  5. Poll: 69% Say Complete TMT
  6. TMT supporters pick up litter left on Mauna Kea by Telescope Protesters
  7. Maui Mayor Wants to Raise GE Tax
  8. Big Island Bus system ‘meltdown’ leaves schoolchildren, working poor stranded—Tax Hike was Supposed to Solve Transit Problems
  9. Using a new law, Hawaii goes after scofflaws and drafts rules for new B&Bs—But Will Any Apply?
  10. Many Hoops to Jump Through--Law nets no new lease extensions — so far
  11. Liability issue clarified for Hawaii charter schools
  12. HPD Busts Crime Ring ‘Uncle’ – Hand him over to Feds Because Soft on Crime State Kept Giving Him Bail
  13. Police open murder investigation at Oahu Community Correctional Center
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Saturday, January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 708 Views
  1. Young Brothers Rate Hike Proposal Based on Fraudulent Numbers
  2. Salary Increases Drive $14B ERS Pension Shortfall
  3. HSTA’s Newest Raise Would Cost $46M
  4. Sen Taniguchi Blocks Bill Mandating Pension forfeiture after felony
  5. Drunk Hit-and-Run Former State Senator Actually Gets Arrested for DUI (this time)
  6. Will Judiciary Block Affordable Housing Plan?
  7. Ige pledged to end homelessness in Hawaii by 2020. What happened?
  8. Bum fights at Hawaii state library leave library patrons injured, damage building
  9. Jail Diversion Plan Diverts One Criminal
  10. Lack of information in Hawaii inmate’s death is questioned
  11. Wiping out Hawaiian History: Caldwell administration again pushes to rename Thomas Square
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Friday, January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 478 Views
  1. Reforming Inefficiencies Begins With Government Employees
  2. Hawaii County Council Rushing a $1.45M Insider Cash Give-Away
  3. New measure at state capitol looking to do away with HI-5 recycling
  4. Hawaii found to be only partially compliant with federal child abuse laws
  5. Pro-life advocates rally at state Capitol to ‘honor the lives lost to abortion
  6. Will DOE Slash Weighted Student Formula to Pay $10M to HSTA?
  7. Board of Education shelves plans to move Kaahumanu Elementary School to Make Way for Condos
  8. Fake: City sues disgraced ex-police chief in Pretend bid to recoup $250,000 payout
  9. New Prison Oversight Commission Trying to Release as Many Criminals as Possible
  10. More sex assault allegations against former Kamehameha Schools psychiatrist and ACLU Board Member
  11. Two Weeks of Steady Rain—74 Homeless Decide to Accept Shelter
  12. Kauai: Tax hike proposed for part-time TVRs
  13. Is This Any Way To Run An Airport?
  14. Technology helps provide accurate measure of sea level
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 563 Views
  1. Silicon Valley Greenies On Verge of Taking over HECO?
  2. Hawaiian protests move to state Capitol “uncertain about what they were trying to accomplish”
  3. Tents, other items remain on Mauna Kea—Protesters Still Making Excuses
  4. Trying to Tax You Out of Your Car: Caldwell proposes study of traffic congestion pricing
  5. Details needed to add early-learning hubs
  6. Fewer criminal cases taken to court statewide
  7. Consumer Advocate Analysis: Hu Honua will increase greenhouse gas emissions and electricity costs
  8. Honolulu residents outspend most of the country on food expenses
  9. Nick Rolovich contract calls for $425,004 penalty for early departure
  10. New General Manager for HNN Named
  11. Lawsuit: Organic Store Spread Rat Lungworm to Customers
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Letters to the Editor January, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 4:52 AM :: 416 Views
  • Make OHA Pay for Mauna Kea Protest Expenses
  • Time For The Taxpayers to PROTEST
  • Hawaii’s aging inter-island submarine fiber-optic cables 
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 380 Views
  1. Powerful Hawaii defensive radar is delayed
  2. Teacher pay differential plan comes under fire by lawmakers
  3. HSTA Operative in Three Way Race for Manahan’s Old Council Seat
  4. Big Island Doctor Shortage—Some Specialists Do Not Exist on Island
  5. How Much Will Legislators Pony Up to hire a UH football coach?
  6. UH Law Ex-Con Concerned About Number of Criminals Being Killed
  7. Soft-on-Crime Activists Complain About Difficulty Using Kids to Smuggle Meth to Inmates
  8. Waikiki Health opens a new homeless shelter in Moiliili
  9. The Misunderstood End of Coal in Hawai’i 
  10. Opening Day--Millions of Dollars Demanded
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:38 PM :: 425 Views
  1. 9 Years of CWS Failure Ends only with Death: Starved Hilo girl repeatedly returned to abusive family
  2. The Usual Election Year Attempt to Shift Protest Movements into Get out the Vote Efforts is Back for 2020
  3. CD2: Kai is not the guy
  4. City Officials, Protesters Do Deal on Sherwood Forest Park—Build Same Thing with Different Name
  5. Anti-GMO Lobbyist: Legalize Magic Mushrooms and Establish Meth Camp in Waianae
  6. Not enough assisted death?
  7. HPD 250 Officers Short—Another 268 Could Retire
  8. Public Safety Department Wants to Add 15 More Vacant Positions
  9. Amemiya Reports Nearly $1M In Mayoral Campaign Contributions
  10. Enviros Instructed to Make Hawaiian Hawk A Political Pawn
  11. Hold on to your Wallet—The Legislative Session is About to Begin
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Monday, January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 631 Views
  1. Legislators: We’re Not Corrupt Enough—Need More Unions
  2. Insiders Continue to Buy Favor from Kai Kahele
  3. Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Even More un-Livable
  4. The legislative session starts this week, hearings underway
  5. Global Warmers Claim HART has Waterproofed Rail Against 6’ Sea Level Rise
  6. Biofool: Hawaii Legislature’s ‘Big Idea’ Kills Orangutans
  7. Mandatory Report On Hawaii Trash Disposal Hasn’t Been Filed In 4 Years
  8. Tourism Industry Group Begins Hyping Anti-Aquarium Hysteria (again)
  9. Oahu Is Overhauling How It Counts The Homeless to Boost the Numbers
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Sunday, January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:46 PM :: 914 Views
  1. Mauna Kea: Removal of Perfectly Good Telescopes is on schedule
  2. Next Boondoggle: Burn Taxpayer Money to ‘Boost Construction’
  3. Legislative Agenda: Advocates rally at the Capitol to demand higher minimum wage
  4. Lawmakers should advance ethics bills
  5. 30 years later, it’s the last session for Rep. Cynthia Thielen
  6. Opening Day: Maybe save the party until the work is done
  7. New names, familiar faces raise interest in Honolulu’s high-stakes mayoral race
  8. Stolen Car and Murder in Homeless Camp Chop Shop Owned by Agribusiness Development Corp
  9. Released Inmates Become Homeless Drug Addicts in Hilo Neighborhood Near jail
  10. Soft on Crime: Felon with 4 Guns Gets 3 Months
  11. 5 Alkies Wearing Ankle Bracelets to Detect Alcohol
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Saturday, January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 613 Views
  1. Mayor Kim: Exempt Health Care from GE Tax
  2. ‘Affordable’ Housing on a Jail with Free Land and Tax Credits – $1,539/mo
  3. In trial for 4 arrested at Mauna Kea protest, prosecutors call TMT blockade ‘unjustified’
  4. Kelly King Installed Secret Spy Cameras in Council Chambers
  5. Maui Council Chair King’s downfall was putting community over money
  6. Dead Duckbill: Abandoned flood project in Hauula cost taxpayers $146K ... and flooding is still a problem
  7. Soft on Crime: Gets Away With Murder, Kidnapping Because of ‘Major Depression’
  8. Lawsuit: Police Beat up Legal Gun User
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Friday, January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 PM :: 2195 Views
  1. Shakeup at Honolulu Police Commission -- Anti-Kealoha Chair Ousted by Pro-Corruption Forces
  2. Meth-Head Convicted, Still Employed as Prison Guard—will be allowed to retire with pension soon
  3. Telescope Protesters Leave Mountain of Trash on Mauna Kea  
  4. Island ranchers, businesses oppose 34% hike to YB shipping rates
  5. Will Feds Save us from Hawaii’s Failed Effort to Solve Homelessness?
  6. Money to Burn: Hawaii government might collect an additional $74M in taxes
  7. Waimea Middle Will Get Back Withheld Settlement Money
  8. 3 years Late Oahu Finally Gets Its Joint Traffic Management Center
  9. After months-long delay, EPA to begin removing toxic soil under Kalihi street this month
  10. Soft on Crime Policies behind recent violent crime wave in Hawaii
  11. Waiwa: Kamehameha Schools project looks to develop 11,000 homes and cost $4B
  12. DOBOR vs County – 16 Years Spent Deciding Who Regulates Surf Schools
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
January 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 PM :: 1408 Views
  1. HART: Rail May be Ready to Run in October—But City May not Have Money to Run It
  2. Hawaiʻi County Mayor Meets With TMT Officials About Mauna Kea's Future
  3. There aren’t enough ankle bracelets to monitor all inmates on work furlough
  4. Homeless Criminal from Mainland Comes to Waipahu, Slashes Woman at Times Market
  5. Eco-Phonies: Hawaii Co Council fails to override mayor’s herbicide veto
  6. Legislative Agenda: Suicide Squad Wants to Give out more Death Pills
  7. Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Tax On Vaping
  8. Investigation reveals violations at Molokai Community Health Center
  9. Citing State Supreme Court Ruling on ‘Obstruction’, judge dismisses cases for 28 arrested at Waimanalo park protest
  10. Homeless Court Reports Progress in Moving Homeless off Streets
  11. Hawaii County Homeless Shelters ‘Always Full’
  12. Hawaii: Nobody Votes Because there is Nobody to Vote For
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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
January 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 957 Views
  1. Insider Helps Astronomers Learn How to make Payoffs to Hawaiian Community Leaders
  2. Stand-down counts as a victory for Mauna Kea ‘protectors’
  3. TMT: ‘Wish COUNTY Can Find a Way Through’
  4. Property buyouts mulled: Hawaii County will use HUD funds to purchase land from those wanting to leave areas impacted by eruption
  5. Tourism Industry, Billionaire Snowbirds Pushing to halt all aquarium fishing
  6. Hawaiʻi’s Future Liabilities are Expected to Cost $88 Billion
  7. Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says
  8. If you’re not rich or if your parents aren’t well connected, the Hawaii you live in is different
  9. Four Mayoral Candidates Raising Money
  10. Another Assistant Superintendent Retires From DOE
  11. Will HPD release officer misconduct information to the public?
  12. OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019
  13. Medicare Trims Payments To 8 Hawaii Hospitals due to Excessive readmissions
  14. Nearly A Quarter of Hawaii Homes Are Purchased By Out-Of-State Buyers
  15. Hawaii Slips to No. 2 For Homelessness. New York Is #1
  16. Punawai Rest Stop: 1 in 200 Bums Accept Drug Treatment, 1 in 57 accept jobs, 1 in 22 accept housing
  17. $6M Ohana Zones program Moves 213 Bums into Housing
  18. Disgusting ‘Health Food’ Store Sells Sandwich Infested with Rat Lungworm Slug
  19. ‘I want her back’: Mother strengthens plea amid custody battle over 11-year-old girl
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
January 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 1785 Views
  1. Shakeup afoot at the federal office that exposed the Kealohas’ criminal behavior
  2. School Construction Projects ‘Political’—Only in Hawaii
  3. Audit: Honolulu DPP Can’t Get the Job Done Permits Languish for Years
  4. Money: Telescope Protesters Address Astronomy Conference
  5. YB Seeks $27M Rate Hike
  6. For first time since 2012, Honolulu saw its annual median home price drop (but not by much)
  7. 26% of Kailua TVRs Destroyed
  8. With Vote by Mail Coming, Maui has no Chief Election Officer
  9. Routes canceled as Hele-On bus shortage intensifies
  10. Guam: Identity vs Reality
  11. Man fatally shot by police in Kailua was work furlough escapee
  12. Homeless have Elitist Attitude
  13. Volunteers wanted for annual homeless Point-in-Time count
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Monday, January 06, 2020
January 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 1057 Views
  1. Corruption Charges dropped against Wannabe Big Island Police Chief
  2. Alleged Drug Dealer Walks–Evidence Dismissed due to Police Wrongdoing
  3. Former SHOPO President Sues Over Police Chief Comments
  4. OHA officials should be accountable to state
  5. TMT supporters rally at Hawai‘i Convention Center
  6. Hearings to be held on Young Brothers rate hikes today and Tuesday
  7. Massive DoE Cash Giveaway Begins Tuesday
  8. State Refusing to Insure Charter Schools?
  9. Hawaii's new Title IX law includes incentives for Students to Turn Gay
  10. Marketing Technique: Tourism Industry Continues to Promote Eco-Hysteria
  11. Hawaii bankruptcies in 2019 hit highest level in 5 years
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Sunday, January 05, 2020
January 5, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 749 Views
  1. We’ve had 30 years of “visionary” city leadership, and where has that gotten us?
  2. Kim to meet with governor, TMT officials this week
  3. Hawaii population decline could have big economic effects
  4. New law on reporting inmate deaths exposes alleged prison homicide
  5. Hawaii County Herbicide ban not a sure thing yet
  6. ‘Solution’ to Affordable Housing?  Spend lots of Property Tax Dollars
  7. Answers sought after state authorities allegedly take a child without a court order
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Saturday, January 04, 2020
January 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 832 Views
  1. Homeless News: Supreme Court Ruling Makes Sentencing Lighter for Rapist – Kidnappers Statewide
  2. Homeless Mayhem: Knife threat just latest incident in Kahului Safeway area
  3. ANOTHER Homeless Alleged Rapist Arrested -- Attacks in Honolulu Office Building
  4. Aloha Stadium: HCDA, Stadium Authority Fight for Control of Next Big Boondoggle
  5. State senators grill University of Hawaii on salary funding details
  6. Hawaii's New Asset Forfeiture Rules Take Effect Jan. 17
  7. Helicopter tour company pushes back against claims industry is unsafe
  8. FEMA Evaluates Hawaii Hurricane Logistics Support
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Friday, January 03, 2020
January 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 739 Views
  1. Hawaii News Now president Rick Blangiardi may run for mayor
  2. Astronomers to assemble in Waikiki as telescope discord looms
  3. Impeach Kaneshiro: E-Signature Issue Heads to Federal Court
  4. Hawaii ‘Amazon Tax’ is a Double Tax?
  5. Bus Fare Hike Will Further Reduce Ridership
  6. Judge Puts Hawaii Taser Case On Hold
  7. Greenhouse Gas Analysis Spreading Across Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission Proceedings
  8. Maili group sues city, developer in bid to stop affordable housing project
  9. Canadian Police Catch Homeless Dude from Connecticut Allegedly Raping Woman in Kailua-Kona Park 
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Thursday, January 02, 2020
January 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:18 AM :: 589 Views
  1. Star-Adv: Office of Hawaiian Affairs should comply with audit
  2. New laws you could see in the 2020 Legislative Session
  3. Commission Begins Seeking Ways to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto Hawaii’s Streets
  4. Rents Are Dipping In Hawaii, At Least For Some People
  5. $2.5M Hilo facility for homeless gets Three People into Permanent Housing
  6. Nicotine user? Hawaii U-Haul won't hire you starting in February
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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
January 1, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 1074 Views
  1. 2020 Elections – Which Seats are up for Grabs?
  2. The community has been trained to complain
  3. Rail to Open before HART Officials get Jail?
  4. Fate of TMT uncertain after 2-month stalemate—TMT Pays License Fees in Canary islands
  5. New laws going into effect in 2020—Dope and Sex Changes
  6. Big Island: Three Rape Cases –one Conflict of Interest --from testing of rape kits
  7. DUI crash injuring four children sparks stiffer penalty debate among MADD, Honolulu prosecutor
  8. Short-term rental law a red-tape special
  9. Big Island Recycling Scheme Collapses in Chaos
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
December 31, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 1509 Views
  1. Fistfights Break out Among Hawaii County Officials as AG Investigators work Police Corruption Case
  2. 35% Of Hawaii Community Health Clinic Patients Have Used Meth
  3. Hawaii joins a growing number of states enacting ‘Red flag’ gun law
  4. Enviros Will Push for Even More Plastic Bag Bans
  5. Hawaiian Hale destroyed by copper thief
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Monday, December 30, 2019
December 30, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 1156 Views
  1. Honolulu:  Nothing more than a collection of scandals waiting to be exposed
  2. Barbers Point air museum files suit to stay in business
  3. Ed Case Renews His Crusade Against The Jones Act
  4. PUC Audit: Why isn’t Green Energy Producing Lower Electric Rates?     
  5. Star-Adv:  Review permits for giant turbines
  6. Jan 1: Massive Tax Credit Giveaways for Solar Ending  
  7. Legislative Agenda: Bail reform (coming soon to Hawaii) is setting suspects free after string of anti-Semitic attacks
  8. Legislative Agenda:  Use Vaping as Excuse to Raise Tobacco Taxes
  9. Full Plastic Bag Ban Starts in 2020 With More Restrictions On The Way
  10. Jan 1: Beverage changes on the way
  11. Federal lawsuit challenges city rejection of electronically-signed petitions
  12. $30 million in ‘ohana zone’ funding has led to multiple state projects
  13. Kaimuki residents: City isn’t doing enough to rein in monster home builder
  14. Like College, Tourism Becomes an Exercise in Brainwashing 
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Sunday, December 29, 2019
December 29, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 940 Views
  1. Harry Kim Deal Allows Telescope Protesters to Move to the Mainland
  2. Ige Supplemental Budget: Jail Plan Designed to Fail
  3. Honolulu Dance Craze: The Perp Walk
  4. Hawaii County GET increase to take effect Jan. 1—Another $25M taken from taxpayers to feed Government Unions
  5. Hawaii Electric Car Registration Fee Jumps by $50
  6. Hawaii Roadsides Too Junk-Filled for Homeless?
  7. Government contributes to problem of illegal dumping in Waimanalo
  8. Squatters Take Over Wahiawa Homeless Shelter Site While DPP Dithers
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Saturday, December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:03 PM :: 788 Views
  1. Rep Saiki: Nothing has been Resolved by Kim’s Deal with Protesters
  2. The price of protest: one Hawaii Island company's experience
  3. Congressman calls for stricter regulations on tour helicopters amid third fatal crash this year
  4. Maui County Council overrides Victorino’s property tax veto
  5. Maui Council Mishandling of Lahaina Injection Wells Case a Key Issue in 7-2 Ouster of King
  6. Cane Smoke Activists Launch Maui’s year of fire
  7. Hawaii's first mobile homeless center has helped 40 people find shelter, mostly families
  8. Josh Green, ACLU: Stop Forcing the Homeless to Accept Shelter
  9. Child Molester Gets Second Chance—Does it Again
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Friday, December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:46 PM :: 589 Views
  1. State DHS Tries Lawyer Trick to Evade Responsibility for Peter Boy’s Death
  2. Free Lunch From A Contractor Is Annual Tradition at Honolulu Hale
  3. Buy Petroleum to Reduce Climate Change
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Thursday, December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 561 Views
  1. The Decade of Getting Priced Out
  2. Deadline arrives for TMT protesters to remove structures at Mauna Kea
  3. Ala Wai: Height Restriction Behind P3 Failure
  4. You will now become Hysterical About Waste from Nuclear Weapons Testing
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
December 25, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 1391 Views
  1. City report claims housing shortage will end in 2028, but experts are skeptical
  2. Give everyone a raise by lowering the cost of living
  3. Both sides downplay likelihood of confrontation on Maunakea Access Road
  4. After Helping Destroy Hawaii, Anti-Telescope Councilmember Moving to Virginia
  5. Cost of Not Enforcing Law: Hawaii County PD $3M Over Budget
  6. Summit tours to resume? Companies cautiously optimistic; Maunakea VIS to reopen
  7. Kahuku Wind farm opponents take fight to zoning board
  8. Hawaii Carbon Offset Report is Released
  9. More Homeless Mayhem: Suspected arsonist now accused of kidnapping, sexual assault
  10. Prosecutors keep up manslaughter quest against U.S. agent Christopher Deedy
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 1110 Views
  1. DPP: Anti-Monster Home Hysteria based on Lies and Ignorance
  2. Crime Wave Caused by use of Parole and Probation
  3. Because Feds on Job, Suspect is Held Without Bail instead of being ‘Released Pending Investigation’
  4. In Between Grand Jury Appearances, Nadamoto finds time to form campaign committee
  5. Hawaii’s Doctor Exodus Grew In 2019
  6. Turning Around An Oahu Rural Hospital
  7. Kahele Campaign Co-Chair Neil Abercrombie calls on Tulsi Gabbard to resign from Congress
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Monday, December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:22 PM :: 757 Views
  1. 120 Homeless Die on Honolulu Streets This Year Because They Were Not Forced to Accept Shelter
  2. Sweep at Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor uncovers hundreds of violations
  3. Hawaii Island leads state in population growth, despite some towns seeing declines
  4. Low Pay, Reputation Of Corruption Hinders Hiring at Honolulu Liquor Commission
  5. Big Island Solar Schemer Goes for Giant Feed-in-Tariff Payoff 
  6. Case throws liability for Hawaii charter schools in doubt
  7. Protesters: Telescope is ‘Colonial Violence’ or Something
  8. New pot law goes into effect Jan. 11
  9. Trump Praises Gabbard for Not Voting to Impeach: “I Give Her a Lot of Respect”
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Sunday, December 22, 2019
December 22, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 581 Views
  1. Mauna Kea Showdown Set for Dec 26
  2. Revolving Door: Brandi Higa leaves KITV to join Caldwell’s office
  3. Green New Deal: Trump Mocks Hirono, Airplane Ban
  4. More Homeless Mayhem: High court reverses manslaughter conviction
  5. Sovereignty Activists Cause Homelessness—Then Pretend to Have Solution
  6. How Trump is filling the liberal 9th Circuit with conservatives
  7. Group shows interest in opening new Ookala dairy (after tourism industry chased last dairy out)
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Saturday, December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 1536 Views
  1. Mauna Kea: “While we were waiting for things to happen, inactivity is putting out the message that the police are weak”
  2. Maui Anti-GMO Circus Ends:  Kelly King Ousted —Alice Lee to be new Council Chair 
  3. HPD to propose ban on so-called ‘ghost guns’ amid increase in gun violence
  4. Homeless Dude from Connecticut Charged in Volcano Golf Club Arson
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Friday, December 20, 2019
December 20, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:38 PM :: 2060 Views
  1. U.S. Attorney believes group behind violent crimes on Oahu
  2. Breiner and Nadamoto summoned again to the federal grand jury in widening public corruption probe
  3. Locks and lawsuit: fight continues for Naval Air Museum Barbers Point  
  4. Ala Wai: Why Some Are Fighting a Massive Flood-Control Project
  5. Opponents of controversial Waimanalo development claim project has been scrapped
  6. Citing taxpayer confusion, Maui Mayor vetoes property tax bill
  7. Complaint: ‘Enhanced’ Maunakea traffic enforcement is unconstitutional
  8. Justice: Anti-Cane Smoke Activists Suffer from Dust
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:42 PM :: 1437 Views
  1. Ige plans to pull state law enforcement from Mauna Kea
  2. Majority of HGEA  Positions Unnecessary—Could be Eliminated Easily
  3. Hawaii County Council rejects agreement with state on cost of policing TMT protests
  4. State Agribusiness Dev Corp land a haven for criminal activity for years—ADC Spokesman: “We don’t want to do a sweep”
  5. 2 suspects fatally shot by police were both on probation—Now Dead Because They Weren’t Jailed
  6. 13 Convictions in 7 Years: Out on Street Doing it Again
  7. More Homeless Mayhem: Lifelong Criminal Gets 5 Years after Pleading Down Rape, Kidnapping Charge
  8. Big Island paramedicine program targets Frequent 911 Callers
  9. $350M Stadium Designed to Subsidize Development of ‘Entertainment District’
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:37 PM :: 820 Views
  1. Feds: Since Soft on Crime State Won’t Lock up Criminals, We Will
  2. Another Criminal Killed by Soft on Crime Policies—Who will Save Hawaii Criminals from Do-Gooders?  
  3. Police Re-arrest 12-time loser after Judiciary Sets Him Free
  4. In astounding confession, Hawaii child porn suspect claims 100 victims
  5. Maui Council brings back county manager debate
  6. Hawaii Co Energy code changes heading to council
  7. City officials say homeless ruling won’t derail enforcement in Honolulu
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
December 17, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:38 PM :: 2249 Views
  1. Why Corrupt Public Employees In Hawaii Keep Their Pensions
  2. Rail Launch to be Matched by Gigantic Bus Fare Hikes
  3. Technicality means the Kealohas could get less prison time in mailbox case
  4. Telescope Protesters to halt sit-in at UH-Manoa campus After Launching Witchhunt
  5. Ige: State spends $15 million on Maunakea access
  6. Climate-change lawsuits bad for environment, Hawaii residents
  7. Caldwell signs bill creating new B&B tax hike class
  8. 3 Months After New Law, Oahu Vacation Rental Numbers Drop 5% on Oahu
  9. Prosecutors, others (who are responsible for soft-on-crime policies, pretend to) call for tougher consequences as crime wave highlights repeat offenders
  10. Hawaii Law Enforcement Standards Board Wants More Money, More Time
  11. Soft on Crime: 7 Time loser caught trying for #8—gets released 
  12. Honolulu police officer pleads guilty to forcing homeless man to lick urinal
  13. Waipahu Flaw: Homeless Being Swept instead of being Arrested
  14. Pie in Sky: Ige wants the state to buy federal jail to replace Oahu Community Correctional Center
  15. Legislative Agenda: Hawaiian Immersion May Get More State Support After Years of Community Activism
  16. Legislative Agenda: Youth Vaping
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Monday, December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 904 Views
  1. HART Secretly Fired Spokesman After Union Corruption Conviction
  2.  Mayor signs Plastic Ban into law
  3. Agenda: Residential Property Tax Hikes to Pay for Rail
  4. Fake state or fake history?
  5. How Hawaii Tax Dollars Keep Lunatics on the Streets
  6. State budgets $2.5M to replace state Capitol’s carpeting
  7. Aiea Board Gives Its Blessing To Preliminary Plans For A New Jail
  8. Public comment workshop set for new stadium project
  9. Georgia Adoption Consultants Helped Honolulu Lawyer Place Marshallese Babies
  10. Avoiding Carbon Offset Scams
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Sunday, December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 736 Views
  1. Election Year Makes Telescope Action Unlikely
  2. Effort to improve policy on sexual harassment in limbo in the Senate
  3. Massive Property Tax Hike Planned for Kauai
  4. Hawaii County Building Code: How to Drive Construction Costs Higher
  5. Creagan: The Legislature Didn’t ban Herbicide but The County Council Should
  6. Lanes on Nimitz are getting smaller as rail moves closer to town
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Saturday, December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 786 Views
  1. Senators Think UH Regents Are ‘Too Cozy’ With Officials
  2. 5-year window for state to reimburse Hawaii county for Mauna Kea law enforcement
  3. Waipahu temporary homeless structure gets an early occupant
  4. Hawaii Obamacare Signup Deadline 10PM Sunday
  5. Was landmark EV growth a milestone or Fake News?
  6. Honolulu businesses have until the end of the month to switch from using plastic bags
  7. Legislative Agenda: After Wasting Millions on Failed ‘Green’ Air-conditioning Units, DoE wants Legislature to Pony up for Real ACs
  8.  Suspects arrested in Waipahu manhunt are no strangers to run-ins with the law
  9. Soft on Crime: ‘Time Served’ for Killer—Out After 14 Mos
  10. Meanwhile at the Parole Office … State employees say supervisors are spying on them with taxpayer-funded cameras
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Friday, December 13, 2019
December 13, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 PM :: 874 Views
  1. Vote by Mail Plan ‘A Recipe for Disaster’
  2. Kaneshiro impeachment effort suffers setback
  3. Prosecutor Candidate Steven Alm Backs Parole of Wanna-be Cop Killer
  4. Soft on Crime: Killer Gets Third Trial
  5. What a Surprise! Three Arrested in Police Shooting Case were Already Wanted
  6. AG Investigating Embezzlement at Kauai PD
  7. Hawai`i Confusion -- Renewable Energy Definitions
  8. Homeless seniors check out city-backed apartments 
  9. Tweeker Camp needs $4.5M to Move into Waianae Neighborhood
  10. Legislative Agenda: Outlaw Rental Security Deposits
  11. What To Know About Oahu Real Property Assessments Coming To Mailboxes Soon
  12. Kim vetoes herbicide bill—Rules are for Farmers, not Government
  13. Anti-Vaxxer Hype Costs Lives in Samoa, Philippines
  14. Insiders: Gill Family Still Pushing Waianae Wind Scheme
  15. U.S. should recognize American Samoans as citizens, judge says
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Thursday, December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 1882 Views
  1. Ethics Board asks if ongoing blockade of Maunakea Access Road is allowed under county ethics code
  2. After Decades of Allowing Homeless Drug Addicts and Lunatics to Overrun Cities--Has Honolulu Found Way to Enforce Vagrancy Laws?
  3. Robberies up 50%--Because State Judiciary is Soft on Crime, HPD will Seek Federal Charges on Purse Snatchers
  4. Soft on Crime Crowd: Criminals Should Oversee Hawaii Prisons 
  5. AG Opens Criminal Investigation into Top DPS Training Officer
  6. Following The Money At The Hawaii Legislature
  7. Tear Down Hawaii’s Contractor Licensing Walls
  8. Ritte: Automatic Voter Registration will Make Sovereignty Activists Vote
  9. Another HSTA Member Arrested for Child Molestation
  10. Samoa measles outbreak triggers concerns over anti-Vaxxer idiocy at Hawaii schools
  11. Homeless Lunatic from Connecticut Wanted in Volcano Country Club Arson
  12. Homeless Sweep: 3 arrested at Salt Pond
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
December 11, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:40 PM :: 747 Views
  1. Audit should set off alarms at OHA—But Trustees don’t seem to care
  2. In going green, the devil is in the details
  3. Eco-Religion Jousts with the ‘Wicked’
  4. Mitch Roth running for Big Island Mayor
  5. Oahu property tax assessments up 1.7%
  6. City to introduce roving tents to force homeless into shelter
  7. Soft on Crime: Homeless Tweeker Gets 1 Year for Child Molestation, Burglary
  8. Homeless Drug Addicts and Lunatics Squat in Empty KSBE Buildings—Burglarize Neighbors
  9. Suit: Kauai police failed to monitor woman who took an hour to kill herself with blanket
  10. Regulations coming soon for bikeshare companies --  but not Biki, they have insiders on payroll
  11. US Ramps Up Attention On Micronesia To Curb China’s Expanding Influence
  12. Paid Family Leave Likely For Nearly 20,000 Federal Workers In Hawaii
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 1243 Views
  1. Office of Elections Retaliation Games: Seven Years Later Scott Nago Victims Still in Court
  2. Ooops! So-Called Biodegradable Plastic Substitutes Can’t be Composted
  3. 3 New Bills to Drive up Construction Costs: City Continues War Against Affordable Housing ‘Monster’
  4. Honolulu City Council Voted On Company’s Project Then Let It Buy Lunch
  5. Next Boondoggle:  HCDA set to take over Aloha Stadium redevelopment
  6. Legislative Agenda: 0.05% Blood Alcohol?
  7. Handi Van: Auditor’s Report Due Soon
  8. GAO: Fixing Shoddy Military Housing In Hawaii And Elsewhere Won’t Be Easy
  9. As Predicted: Ivory Ban Leads to Petty Harassment of Market Vendor
  10. How Many Bird Species will go Extinct Because of Anti-GMO Activists?
  11. Homeless Dude Poses for Insanity Plea After Murder of Acclaimed Artist
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Monday, December 09, 2019
Letters to the Editor December, 2019
By Letters to the Editor @ 8:54 PM :: 957 Views

TMT - Hawaii Owes You an Apology

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Monday, December 09, 2019
December 9, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:29 PM :: 847 Views
  1. OHA investigation identifies $7.8M of possible fraud
  2. Look beyond pay to help teachers
  3. Lawsuit: DOE Retaliated When Staffer Reported Misuse Of Federal Funds
  4. Save The Barbers Point Naval Air Museum
  5. Honolulu Council approves B&B property tax increase
  6. Phase Two: Maui Council Preparations for Property tax Hike
  7. Nonplastic foodware might cause problems
  8. Will The Gas Company Plans To Fight A Bill Banning Gas Water Heaters?
  9. Hawaii Lt Gov Says Samoa Medical Mission Won’t Be The Last
  10. American Samoa declares measles outbreak, closes schools
  11. After Decades of Rhetoric, ANOTHER Enviro Study FAILS to Connect Whale Beaching to Navy Sonar
  12. How to Save a Dying Language
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Sunday, December 08, 2019
December 8, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:55 PM :: 1048 Views
  1. Legislators are Above the Law Because the Judiciary is So Politicized 
  2. More ways to support teachers besides just increasing salaries
  3. Hawaii ice cream maker fears meltdown in wake of Meadow Gold restructuring
  4. Enough lollygagging on upgrading old Red Hill fuel tanks
  5. Recycling is a Pipe Dream: Big Island Recycling Drops 17% in Decade
  6. Attorney indicted for alleged forged deed, real estate theft
  7. Five Welfare Fraud Cases in Kailua-Kona
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Saturday, December 07, 2019
December 7, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 740 Views
  1. Gut-and-replace in court (again)
  2. Hawaii medical team returns after 48-hour Samoa trip
  3. Streak of Oahu record home sale prices may be coming to an end, report indicates 
  4. Lanai: Overpriced Solar Farm to be Terminated?
  5. Pearl Harbor Day
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Friday, December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:12 PM :: 812 Views
  1. Finalists for William S. Richardson School of Law dean announced
  2. BoE Skeptical About Latest HSTA Pay Hike Scam
  3. Hawaii County Council Chair: Sweep Mauna Kea or Withdraw Police
  4. Blocked by OHA, Kauai Finally Gets Juvenile Drug Treatment Center Built
  5. New HART Analyses Show Millions Of Dollars In Added Rail Costs
  6. Paeahu Solar contested case wraps up before PUC
  7. Real estate couple sentenced for Welfare Fraud
  8. Involuntary Mental Hospitalization Task Force Report Due Next Week
  9. Hawaii one of worst states in distracted driving deaths
  10. Gas prices 4 cents higher than this time last year
  11. Big Island: Council OKs Ban On Roundup And Other Herbicides On County Land
  12. Census error in Hawaii to result in $12M compact funding loss for Guam?
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
December 5, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 680 Views
  1. Star-Adv: Mail-In Election Plans ‘May Suppress Vote’
  2. Council Passes Bill Restricting Single-Use Plastics On Oahu
  3. Consumer advocate: PV power price too high
  4. Why You Should Care About Wind Turbines In Kahuku
  5. Medicare’s fee schedule inadequate for doctors in Hawaii
  6. 14% of Molokai Population need to Get A Job to Keep Welfare Checks Coming In
  7. Opponents become backers of West Maui development
  8. Eruption did nearly $800M in damage
  9. Feds: Chinese Industrial Spies Have Great Interest In Hawaii
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019
December 4, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 767 Views
  1. It’s Way Past Time For Independent Analysis Of The Cost Of Legislation
  2. Living with decision made 5 decades earlier  
  3. Hawaii County Council Members Pretend to Question $10M State Reimbursement of Mauna Kea Costs
  4. State AG to prosecute Meth-Head Kauai Councilman
  5. Environmentalist Alchemy: Turn Broken Concrete into Jet Fuel
  6. Lawmaker Wants Hawaii To Cap Prescription Drug Prices
  7. New Hawaii County permit system delayed until March
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
December 3, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 PM :: 1186 Views
  1. Plastics ban proposals a disaster for Oahu food companies
  2. Former UH regent sues state over ‘gut and replace’ maneuver to push him off board
  3. Tax Hike Two-Step: B&B tax bill up for final vote
  4. Hawaii County ready to prosecute old rape cases
  5. Soft on Crazy: Suspect with checkered legal past assaults woman in own home because he was out on release
  6. Time running out for those hoping to oust city prosecutor with special election
  7. How to Use ‘Infrastructure Needs’ as Excuse for Lack of Affordable Housing
  8. Hawaii lawmaker says letting lots and lots of criminals back out on street is key to easing overcrowding in Hawaii jails
  9. What Will Happen If the Minimum Wage Goes Up?
  10. Enviros Begin Looking for Ways to make Air Travel More Expensive
  11. Maui: ‘Community Facilities District’ Allows Residents to Take Control of  Erosion Projects
  12. Rehabilitation Hospital of Pacific Struggles In The Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations
  13. Massachusetts EBT cards used at posh hotels in Hawaii
  14. Analysis: The average rent for a one-bedroom in Honolulu is down 10%
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