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Saturday, December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 PM :: 1364 Views
  1. More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
  2. Another Court Blasts Unconstitutional, Race-Based Voting
  3. Can you name the state trying to place racial restrictions on voting?
  4. Hawaii Gets Small Business Waiver–First in the Nation to Escape Obamacare
  5. Obamacare Repeal Has Begun For Small Firms
  6. Ward Seeks Attorney General's Opinion On Hawaii Kai Homeless Map
  7. DLNR Dis-Informational Meeting on Non-Existent Sea Level Rise in Hawaii
  8. DHHL: 2017 Legislative Talk-Story Sessions
  9. Minimum Wage $9.25 Effective January 1, 2017
  10. 10 New Year's Resolutions for Hawaii
  11. Hawaii: $325 Per Capita on So-called ‘Energy Savings Contracts’
  12. OTEC is a Science Experiment
  13. Hawaii AG Threatens Suit to Save Obama’s Already-Destroyed ‘Clean Power Plan’
  14. Will Huena Power Sue over Geothermal Scheme?
  15. City ethics rules need clarification
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Friday, December 30, 2016
December 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 PM :: 1681 Views
  1. Who spent Hawaii’s $1 billion surplus?
  2. Obamacare Repeal: How Will it Affect Hawaii?
  3. UH Promises to Protect Illegals from Trump
  4. New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million
  5. $500K: OHA's Giant Cookie Loan
  6. After 20 years John Waihee’s Golf Course Finally Ordered to Allow Access to Hawaiian Kingdom Road
  7. High-Tech Schemers Grubbing for another $10M from Legislature
  8. Decade Later Anti-Superferry Protesters Have Regrets—But Still Blame Others
  9. Fontaine’s volunteer campaign treasurer sentenced for theft
  10. Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest
  11. Farmers on Sustainability
  12. Guam Governor Deports 19 Criminals—Two Sneak Back in
  13. Mother Jones Looks at COFA
  14. California Democrats legalize child prostitution Effective Jan 1
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
December 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 3378 Views
  1. OHA’s Secret Mauna Kea Meetings
  2. America’s Crummy Airports: How to Fix Them?
  3. Visitor Spending Rose for Sixth Straight Month in November
  4. Chief Kealoha: More Than the Mailbox
  5. Hawaii to Allow Killer Doctors?
  6. Hawaii’s Public Records Agency Is Picking Up The Pace A Bit
  7. HIDOT Studies Ferry Options
  8. Hawaii Oil Imports Down 41% – 85% of Decrease from Non-Utility Sources
  9. HECO Still Seeking Big Cable Project
  10. Privatized Public Housing Hosts After School Program
  11. Cheap Rentals in Warm Weather Destinations?  Pahoa Ranks 5th in USA
  12. Convincing Chronics to Accept Shelter is Very Difficult
  13. Chinatown: Entrepreneurs Help Clean out Homeless Drug Addicts
  14. Maui Ex-county worker charged with theft over ‘Commercial Kitchen’ Scheme
  15. With Kenoi Gone, Hawaii Council Suddenly Wants to Ban Booze Purchases
  16. Ex-Senator Melody Aduja Gives Up Law License to Hide Latest Doings
  17. Mo Money: Bumpy Kanahele Launches Digital ‘Currency’
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:02 PM :: 1515 Views
  1. 9th Circuit Court Rejects Race-Based Voting in Northern Marianas Islands
  2. Beachfront Property: Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Wipeout Regulatory Taking
  3. 107 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
  4. AARP Plans Hawaii Legislative Agenda
  5. Hawaii Zika virus-infected mothers delivered babies with microcephaly as early as 2009
  6. Downtown Café Serves Crooked Politicians -- but not Trump Voters
  7. Plan to Destroy Hawaii Small Businesses and Jack up Consumer Prices with $22/hour Minimum Wage
  8. Time for a State Board of Transportation?
  9. Suit aims to ease crowding at Campbell
  10. While Kihei High School Twists in the Wind, Kihei Charter School Breaks Ground on New Campus
  11. Kau Gym: Will Billy Kenoi’s Rush-Job Blow Down in Next Hurricane?
  12. 9th Circuit, EPA Agree: Pesticide Buffer Zones are Unscientific
  13. Broken Trust: 20 Years Later Kam Schools Struggles to Make use of Larry Mehau’s Eucalyptus Trees
  14. Bait n Switch: MECO Tricks ‘Time of Use’ Rate Payers
  15. Hawaii achieves 25% clean energy in 2016, report claims
  16. Soft on Crime: Alleged Ala Moana Shooter Catch and Release
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1943 Views
  1. Tax Credits: Cronies and Phonies Rake in Millions
  2. HART’s Colbert Matsumoto to Open Marijuana Dealership Just Outside Waikiki
  3. Isle health costs to jump an average of 6.2 percent—Obamacare Plans Jump 35%
  4. Rep Gene Ward Maps Homelessness in Hawaii Kai—Activists Demand Censorship
  5. Untangle rules blocking housing
  6. Kihei Water Even Dirtier than Lahaina?
  7. 2017: Enviros Still see no way to Shut Down Fishing Fleet
  8. Zika in Hawaii Since 2009?
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Monday, December 26, 2016
December 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 1922 Views
  1. Indigestible: DoTAX 2016 Tax Digest--87 Pages
  2. Hawaii Sue and Settle vs. Ashley Madison
  3. Rules will put more Homeless people on streets
  4. NBC News Really Embarrassing Hanabusa Fluff Piece
  5. 5009 Electric Vehicles Registered in Hawaii
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Sunday, December 25, 2016
December 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 PM :: 1702 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Can the Unions Dodge the Law?
  3. 89 Candidates Register for Neighborhood Board Elections
  4. Former Rep Mark Moses Dead at 68
  5. How Billy Kenoi Gave Himself Control of Hawaii County Hiring Decisions from Top to Bottom 
  6. Welfare for the Rich--State paid $318.47M in tax credits for 2014
  7. HECO Rate Hike Allows for $106M Profits
  8. Still time to turn rail woe into bus way
  9. Three Year Effort by 12 Social Workers to Convince ONE Schizophrenic Drug Addict to Accept Shelter
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
December 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:59 PM :: 1696 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Land of Make Believe: Hawaiian Electric Claims it Can Reach 48% Renewable by 2020
  3. Rail Guideway Reaches Aloha Stadium
  4. 2017 Grant-In-Aid Applications now available
  5. Taxpayers Suffer $39M Hit--Judge reverses decision, keeps ‘Residential A’ property tax
  6. Panel Sort of chooses to let 12% pay raises for mayor and appointees stand
  7. Honolulu Cancer Center Pins Hopes on ‘Moonshot’
  8. Homeless Habitual Drunken Criminal  May Get Room and Board for 1 Year at County Jail Thanks to New Law
  9. HFD fined $15K for fireman’s death
  10. Former Rep Mark Moses Dead at 68
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Friday, December 23, 2016
Decembr 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 1831 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. 10,000 Residents Flee Hawaii in Year—Population Growth Slumps
  3. State Land Use Commission has not approved housing in the past 3 years
  4. GE Tax Hike would Boost State Skim to 33%, pay off HIDOT—Unions Get Nothing
  5. Anderson OK with State Skimming 33% from Rail Tax
  6. Unfair: GE Tax Hits Poor 10 Times Harder
  7. Was Acting HPD Chief In On The Theft Conspiracy?
  8. Anti-Telescope Activists Fear Special Master Would Blow Their Delaying Game
  9. Rowena Akana Interview: New head of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  10. Because we don’t have Insane Asylums, RN Scrubs Mentally Ill on Street to Reduce Infections, Save State Millions
  11. Green Energy Scheme—Soak Ratepayers for $200M Failure
  12. Mortgage Rates Double Whammy on Home Affordability
  13. Ige budgets $44 million boost to the UH system over 2 years
  14. UH Grad students seek to Airbrush Sanford B Dole from History
  15. Distracted by Chief--HPD reports big drop in speeding tickets this year
  16. Civil Beat—One of Biggest Sources of anti-GMO ‘Fake News’
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
December 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 2101 Views
  1. OHA: Crabbe Contract Secretly Extended 3 Years
  2. House Republicans Announce Caucus Leadership, Committee Assignments
  3. HUD Examines Honolulu Section 8 Rent Subsidies
  4. Ige Completes Appointments to State Environmental Council
  5. HCF Announces 2016 FLEX Grant Awardees
  6. Saiki: Thirty-Meter telescope case requires appointment of court master
  7. Kaneshiro Protecting Himself by Keeping Katherine Kealoha on Job?
  8. SHOPO: Chief Should be Back on Job
  9. Amid leadership crisis, HPD spent $74K to improve image
  10. Honolulu Ethics Commission Looks at Advisory Opinion on Campaign Contribution Conflicts of Interest
  11. Star-Adv: Ige’s Housing Plan Closing Homeless Shelters, Driving Homeless Back onto Streets
  12. Homeless Funding -- Measurable Impact on Evictions
  13. Hawaii: 10% of Population Addicted to Drugs
  14. Halawa Prison Has Special Wing for Lunatics
  15. Reinsurance: How Alaska Reduces Obamacare rates
  16. Only 11,570 Sign up for Obamacare—35% Rate Hike for 2017
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 1208 Views
  1. VIDEO: Hawaii Board of Education Meeting Dec 20, 2016
  2. KIUC Nominating Committee Selects 6 Candidates for Board Election
  3. Rehabilitation: Jury Rules in Favor of Kauai Warden
  4. Luke, Tokuda Oppose Fast-Tracking Honolulu Rail Bill
  5. Cool Schools? Prices Skyrocket—Fewer than 50 Classrooms Complete
  6. Elefante Calls for Chief to Resign
  7. Why Do We Insist On Complicating Workers’ Comp?
  8. FCC Opens Public Comment Period for Sandwich Isles
  9. Pesticides: Anti-GMO Activists Announce Angle of Attack Against State’s Latest Attempt to Explain Reality to Them
  10. Anti-Agriculture Activists Target Cattlemen
  11. Anti-GMO Power Grab: Luxury Realtor Attacks Maui Council Chair
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Letters to the Editor December, 2016
By Letters to the Editor @ 3:22 PM :: 2344 Views
Obama No Hope at Christmas
OHA Employee Satisfaction Survey--The Fix is In
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 PM :: 1707 Views
  1. Budget: Who Will Gut the Taxpayers? —Unions, Rail, HIDOT?
  2. American Samoa Rep Joins Trump Transition Team
  3. Stars Align for the Congressional Review Act
  4. 75 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
  5. Auditor: OHA Fails to File Oversight Reports as it Drains Public Land Trust Fund
  6. FULL TEXT: After Lying for Weeks, City Finalizes Ko Olina Sewage Spill Report
  7. Most Caring Cities in America—Honolulu Ranks 5th
  8. Kealoha Out: Gets FBI Target Letter—Placed on Paid Leave
  9. State LUC choking off additional housing
  10. Ige Homeless Plan: Eliminate 762 Shelter Beds
  11. HECO Controls Rate Hike Message
  12. Solar Schemers Try to Steal $150M from GEMS Fund – Fail
  13. Pisciotta Eyes Telescope Cash Flow
  14. US Senate: Schatz Still on Indian Affairs Committee—Despite Absence of Indian Tribes in Hawaii
  15. Conscience: Hawaii Elector Refuses to Support ‘Unqualified’ Hillary Clinton
  16. Perceptions of Risk
  17. The NCAA investigation that will never end
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Monday, December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 1515 Views
  1. Meet the Fiscal Hawk Trump Chose as Budget Director
  2. Rail: Push is on for Expedited GE Tax Hike
  3. Suicide Squad Deploys Slanted Poll
  4. HMSA pay scheme discourages doctors
  5. Solar Schemers Outline Plans for 2017 Legislature
  6. Hi Tech Tax Credit Scammers to Confer as Legislature Opens
  7. Standing Rock: Another Reason to Reject Fake Indian Tribe for Hawaii
  8. Decolonization meetings kick off on Guam
  9. Hawaii’s One-Party State Relies on Electoral College for Protection
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
December 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:32 PM :: 1890 Views
  1. Hawaiian Civic Club Money Secretly Funneled into Fake Indian Tribe
  2. Maui Says Aloha to Island’s Last Sugar Cane Producer
  3. EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking
  4. Hawaii Retroactive Tax Hikes Every Year
  5. Ige: I Spent the $1B Surplus in July (Negotiating Position #1)
  6. Ige: More Spending on Failed Cool Classrooms Program (Negotiating Position #2)
  7. Cataluna: Kealoha Should Retire
  8. Suicide: Top Lobbyist Joins Push to Kill off Expensive Patients
  9. HIDOT Bungling Delays Highway Project Another 14 Months
  10. UH: Global Cooling Deniers Panicked over Trump Cabinet Picks
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 1648 Views
  1. Anti-Hawaiian? Akina Debunks Critics
  2. HECO Demands 7% Rate Hike–Blames Green Energy Schemers
  3. Ride-Sharing bill becomes Law Without Caldwell Signature
  4. Adult Financial Literacy: Hawaii Ranks 4th
  5. Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Hawaii--What the Feds Claim
  6. Homeless shelter shuts Down under New State Rules—48 Children are first of many with Nowhere to go
  7. TMT hearing: Opponents seek stay after court ruling
  8. $39M Residential A Tax Hike – Caldwell Sends Top Lawyer in Desperate Grab for Money
  9. City says corrosion caused large sewage spill near Ko Olina
  10. HECO pushes electrical bills higher
  11. Hawaii Tax Credits for Solar Battery Systems Designed to Give Millions to South African Billionaire
  12. Star-Adv: Neighborhoods need good board members
  13. Trump's Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke needs your help to avoid unjustified tribal recognition
  14. Maui Council: Polystyrene Ban Should be Enacted because Conscious Enlightened Progressives Worked for 6 Years to Pass it
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Friday, December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:12 PM :: 5348 Views
  1. WESPAC to Obama: Tuna Monuments Destroy Jobs
  2. UHERO Panic Attack: Trump More Dangerous than China
  3. State Policy Options to Sustain Military Installations
  4. They Want $200B: Caldwell Signs Mayors Letter to Trump
  5. Interest in building ohana units rising on Maui
  6. States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections—Hawaii Ranks 10th
  7. Structural Failure—27 Honolulu Rail Cars heading for Junkyard?
  8. Costly OHA infighting adds to concerns over trust spending
  9. Officer Pleads Guilty: Prepared to Testify Police chief's wife was part of effort to frame uncle
  10. PUC dismisses Huena geothermal against HELCO
  11. Political Insiders Developing Secret Plan for Aloha Stadium
  12. Audit: ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue hurting UH athletics
  13. Doubly Jeopardy for Deedy?
  14. Ige Budget to be Released Monday
  15. Motor Voter Coming to Hawaii Legislature?
  16. Maui Public Hearing on 32% Pay Hike for Officials
  17. Honolulu ranks among least affordable cities for renters
  18. DoE: Portables Sit for 2 Years Awaiting Paperwork
  19. Water cut to Waianae homeless shelter thanks to records snafu
  20. Hawaii Lowest Rate of Babies Born Drug Addicted
  21. Ohio doctor ran 'pill mill' before fleeing to Hawaii, prosecutors say
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 1720 Views
  1. Full Text: Police Chief Sued for Racketeering
  2. Caldwell Raises Property Taxes 5.9% By Jacking up Assessments
  3. Why They Fired Bob Lindsey
  4. OHA Employee Satisfaction Survey--The Fix is In
  5. Report Compares Hawaii Head Start Programs to National Averages
  6. One More Time: State Tries to Reason with Anti-GMO Lunatics
  7. EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai
  8. Hawaii again nation’s healthiest state—Mainland Health in Decline After 8 Years of Obama
  9. Judge overturns BLNR’s approval of TMT sublease
  10. Telescope: Sacred Means No Discussion, No Compromise 
  11. Board directors at public isle companies are paid well for Political Connections
  12. With Kenoi Gone, Hawaii County Cracks Down on Employee Alcohol Purchases
  13. Plea Bargain for Rep Kanela Ing? 3 Months Suspended Drivers License
  14. Public Pushing Back Against HELCO rate increase
  15. AUW: Rapid Rehousing Mostly Prevents Dehousing
  16. Assisted Suicide Back on Legislative Agenda as Insurers Seek New and Innovative Ways to Save Money
  17. HSTA Tries to Push Back Against CNHA Support of Matayoshi
  18. Zero Tolerance Policy Leads to 34 Expulsions for Air Guns – None for Real Guns
  19. Game Over: Kauai County Votes 6-0 to repeal anti-GMO bill
  20. Maui/Kauai: Same old Anti-GMO Tricks
  21. Hilo Biofuel Schemers in Default
  22. Negotiations Over Political Status of Guam, NMI
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 1770 Views
  1. UPDATE: Trump Picks Montana Rep Zinke for Interior Secretary
  2. Only 3% of Hawaii Tobacco Taxes Used for Anti-Tobacco Programs
  3. Ethics: Three Prison Guards Conspire to Take $10,000 from Inmate
  4. Report: Hawaii charter school academic performance ‘mixed’
  5. Best States for Drivers? Hawaii Ranks 41st
  6. Ige Names Deputy Directors for Budget, Human Resources
  7. Ethics Fine: WCC Professor turns Clay into Gold
  8. Hu Honua: Green Power Plant Hits HELCO With $450M Antitrust Suit
  9. Census Bureau Releases Hawaii ACS Report
  10. Fund created to bring in TMT protesters from mainland
  11. Telescope Hearings: Cross-Examination Begins
  12. Billy Kenoi: One Last Illegal Act before Leaving Office
  13. Civil lawsuit to allege police chief, wife guilty of racketeering
  14. ESSA: BoE Plan Doesn’t Give HSTA Total Control
  15. ERS: Hawaii Pension Liability Just Got a Lot Larger
  16. President Donald J Trump will Liberate Hawaii from Obamacare, Then What?
  17. Green Energy Drives HELCO Rate Increase
  18. Maui Loses 6% of electricity with HC&S Closure
  19. Scheme to Get 6,000 more NEM Solar Systems on Grid 
  20. Medicated Marijuana to Begin Growing in February
  21. For Oahu's unaccompanied homeless youth, help is hard to find
  22. Mainland Homosexuals Think Hawaii is Kinda So-So for Trannies
  23. Honolulu Zoo Society lays out suggestions to improve business
  24. Dozens of Taxpayer-Subsidized Housing Residents Rally for Meth Defendants
  25. Soft on Crime: Embezzler gets Probation, Does it Again
  26. Judge violated constitutions, court finds
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 2237 Views
  1. Hawaii Ranks 46th in Survey of Economic Freedom in North America
  2. Caldwell in San Francisco to See How they Keep the Homeless Homeless
  3. OHA Fishing for Money from Fishermen?
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted December 13, 2016
  5. Sergeant: Police chief's wife interfered arrest of Fleeing Felon in Black Escalade
  6. Ige to ask lawmakers to Waste $10M on Bogus Hi-Tech Tax Credits for Rich People
  7. School Reform: After Lying about Matayoshi, Can Ige be Trusted?
  8. Caldwell Outspent Djou Nearly 4-to-1 In Honolulu Mayor’s Race
  9. Kauai Council expected to discuss repealing GMO bill
  10. 32% Pay Hike for Maui County Officials
  11. Hawaii's last sugar mill conducts final harvest
  12. People Begin Demanding HC&S Land for Themselves
  13. Lawmaker: Homelessness should be considered a health condition
  14. Hawaii to force a third of sheltered homeless back onto street
  15. Homeless Drug Dealers Torch Diamond Head--Twice  
  16. Requests for info about sewage spill near Ko Olina go unanswered
  17. Hawaii Second Most Unionized State
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Monday, December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 PM :: 1225 Views
  1. DAGS Update on Payroll Modernization Program
  2. HECO says it will seek rate hike Due to Green Energy Costs
  3. Democratic Party Chair asked to Investigate Rigged HD2 Selection
  4. Sierra Club Split on Anti-Telescope Activism
  5. HSTA to Record Every BoE Meeting
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Sunday, December 11, 2016
December 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 3056 Views
  1. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Legislation to Stop Obama from Arming al-Qaeda
  2. Taxes Reaching Back into the Past?
  3. All-time high for UH Manoa four-year graduation rate
  4. Insiders Believe Akina Election Means No More OHA Mega Bucks for Waihee, Danner and the Fake Tribe
  5. Feds to Order Shutdown?  Al Hee’s Criminal Enterprise Funneled Thousands to Hanabusa
  6. Rail: Bumbling DoTax $100M Calculation ‘Error’
  7. Will Legislators Give Caldwell His Tax Hike When He Has Done Nothing to Pay for Rail?
  8. HMSA Pays Bonuses to MDs who get Rid of Sick Patients
  9. Anti-Telescope Activists Compare Themselves to Gandhi
  10. Maui County park officials mull access fees
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Saturday, December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:13 PM :: 1524 Views
  1. Call for Council to Investigate Caldwell’s Zoo Coverup
  2. How States Can Shape Obamacare’s Replacement
  3. Pentagon: North Korea Can Launch Nukes, But Might Miss Target
  4. Top HS Teams Face Off in Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition
  5. After Three Years of Chaos Kauai to Repeal Anti-GMO Ordinance
  6. A&B Loses Half of its Water Allotment to Activists
  7. Condos Next: Activists Water Grab Will Hinder Transition of Ag Lands to New Crops
  8. Snippy Caldwell Drowning in Sewage Lies
  9. 12% raise for Maui county officials approved Without Public Notice
  10. Trump administration could be good for local construction unions
  11. 792 Households Receive Emergency Housing Assistance
  12. Only 32% of Gay Marriages Local
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Friday, December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 2270 Views
  1. VIDEO: Tulsi Gabbard Defends Trump Cabinet Picks, Denounces Democrats as ‘Offensive’
  2. Trump to pick Washington Rep. McMorris Rodgers for Interior Secretary
  3. ‘Sharing’ the American Dream
  4. We are Voyagers
  5. Coop In Discussions to Buy HELCO?
  6. Ige nearly incoherent in defense of meddling in Schools
  7. Showdown: DoE Strategic Plan vs Ige’s ‘Blueprint’ 
  8. Ige ‘Will Not Intervene’ in Rigged Hawaii County Democratic Selection Process
  9. Kenoi Last Act: Vetoes Anti-Retaliation Bill 
  10. Brian Schatz “Lilly-White Staff”
  11. Brainwashed UH Students Petition to Airbrush Dole Street from History
  12. Bike lanes don’t belong on McCully
  13. 18 Priors: Out on the Street Does it Again and Again
  14. WOTUS: Feds Behind Closure of Ala Wai Driving Range
  15. UPW Wins Right to Smoke On The Job in Hospitals
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
December 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:31 PM :: 1561 Views
  1. Akina OHA: “Crucial Recommendations for Achieving Fiscal Sustainability”
  2. OHA: Akina Sworn in, Akana Ousts Lindsey as Chair
  3. Akina to OHA: E Hana Kakou
  4. Secede, With a Little Help From Putin
  5. Pew: National Parks in Hawaii Need $133 Million in Maintenance
  6. Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
  7. KIUC Electric Rates Down 18%
  8. Rail: Latest FTA Letter designed to Cement False Dichotomy
  9. Council to become Rubber Stamp for Caldwell
  10. Activists Working for Immediate Shut off of Water to Maui Farmers
  11. Unsung Hero Saved Maui Farmers from Massive Property Tax Hike
  12. TMT Foes Admit they are Filibustering
  13. Phony Baloney: Hawaii Renewable Energy Definitions
  14. Critics Tired of Caldwell’s Sewage Lies
  15. Tourism Lobbyist To Head Police Commission
  16. State Hides Work History Of Former Cop Charged With Sex Assault
  17. HGEA Member Injured Playing Volleyball on the Job—Demands Workers Comp
  18. DHHL mulls changes to homelands rules
  19. Obama Legacy: U.S. life expectancy falls as many kinds of death increase
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 1269 Views
  1. Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
  2. Who’s not giving up on Fed Wreck?
  3. Apathy on Borrowed Time -- The Condo Owner’s Soul Search
  4. BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
  5. HBA Land Use Conference to Focus on Telescope, TOD, and GMOs
  6. Obama Hawaii Vacation Cost $4.8M
  7. Gallup: Hawaii Tops Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans
  8. Tax Hike Coming: Feds Give HART Extension to End of Legislative Session
  9. Telescope director welcomes Mauna Kea Peoples Park proposal
  10. CNHA: Keep Matayoshi
  11. 200,000 gallons at Ko Olina--Caldwell Caught Lying About Sewage Spill--AGAIN
  12. BLNR to Consider Contested Case for Proposed Kahuku Wind Generator
  13. Vacuum: Leaders of Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Head for the Exits
  14. Activists: We have failed, once again, to close down Hawaii Fishing Fleet
  15. Ethics Comm: Even Cronies Admit Kenoi “Violated Ethics Code”
  16. Public Safety director tagged by police for excessive speeding
  17. Apo: Hawaiians Historically Color Blind
  18. Pearl Harbor Anniversary
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
December 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 2818 Views
  1. FCC Order: Sandwich Isles $76M Fines, Repayments
  2. Council Reorganization Violates Sunshine Law?
  3. Homeowners with Exemptions Reminded to File State Tax Returns—Or Else!
  4. Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 5, 2016
  6. New Chief for Bureau of Conveyances
  7. Text Messages Show HD2 Legislative Appointment Rigged by Democrats 
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses telescope opponents' appeal
  9. Gabbard: I oppose Telescope--Mauna Kea is Resolved—Going to Canary Islands
  10. Tulsi Gabbard Master of Self-Promotion
  11. Star Adv vs Gabbard: TMT issue unlike Dakota pipeline
  12. Harry Kim:  Mauna Kea Should Become ‘Peoples Park’
  13. How rail’s rising costs, financial changes could affect taxpayers
  14. HGEA, HSTA Regaining Control over Schools
  15. Public Hearings Set on HELCO 6.5% Rate Hike
  16. License Amounts to $1M Tax on Non-Commercial Fishermen
  17. Prisons Full of Mentally Ill once placed in Lunatic Asylums
  18. Ever Heard of a Wire Transfer?  HVCB Puts $1M Check in Mail—It gets Stolen
  19. Another Hanabusa Operative Becomes House Sergeant at Arms
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Monday, December 05, 2016
December 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 1771 Views
  1. Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary
  2. Danner: Nobody Gave Money for Fake Indian Tribe Vote, Now We’re Getting Desperate
  3. Honolulu Council Chair: Ron Menor in -- Ernie Martin out
  4. Civil Beat: Don’t Like Homelessness?  Then Give More Money to those Who Keep the Homeless on Your Streets
  5. Star-Adv: How Can we Give More Film Tax Credits to Our Hollywood Buddies After Auditors Report?
  6. Kauai Dairy: Ag Takes Another Hit
  7. WOTUS Makes Normal Agricultural Activities Illegal
  8. LOL: Hanabusa is Pelosi’s Response to Massive Democrat Defeat
  9. Latest HPD shooting again raises familiar questions
  10. Espero Booted from Committee Overseeing Police
  11. Housing Shortage? New UH Hilo Dorms sit Half-Empty for Years
  12. City Council passes bill on ride-hailing firms and taxis
  13. County Council seeks feedback on polystyrene ban
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Sunday, December 04, 2016
December 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 2094 Views
  1. Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
  2. Coordinated Action Needed to Address Homelessness
  3. Irksome Nuisance: DLNR Pushing Non-Commercial Fishing Licenses Statewide
  4. After a Few Years of Success, DoE Reverts to Type
  5. KKK David Duke Endorses Tulsi Gabbard for Secretary of State
  6. Progressives: Gabbard is Helping Normalize Trump 
  7. Democrats Submit Three Names to Ige for HD2 Legislative Appointment
  8. Office of Election to Propose all-mail-in voting system (again)
  9. The thing about ‘sacred’ spots is that we can’t all be there
  10. Anti-GMO Whackjob: Convicted Criminal Elle Cochran Announces Candidacy for Maui Mayor
  11. Keeping Housing Unaffordable: Rent Control on Maui
  12. Arson up 800% on Kauai
  13. Caldwell’s Incompetence Allows Overflowing stream to flood Hauula Elementary
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Saturday, December 03, 2016
December 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:22 PM :: 2073 Views
  1. City Officials Intentionally Jamming Up Traffic
  2. Denied Another Extension, HART Finally Forced to Submit Financial Plan
  3. Attorney General Outlines Plan to Test Rape Kits
  4. Caldwell Administration seeking applicants for appointed positions
  5. AG Releases 2015 Hawaii Crime Statistics
  6. HART Plan to Pay Rail Debt: “I dunno”
  7. Matayoshi: Governor Lying about my Firing
  8. WOTUS: Court Uses ‘Clean Water Act’ to Give Feds Control of Ditches, Help Anti-Dairy Activists
  9. “I have a sleep disorder”—Anti-Telescope Protesters Latest Delaying Tactics
  10. $10.9M Medicated Marijuana Store Coming to Young Street
  11. Indoctrinating the Young in Hate Factories
  12. Sierra Club Boss Wants Hike in Minimum Wage
  13. Hawaii Gains From Abolition of Obamacare
  14. BioMess: Energy developer sues Hawaiian Electric, NextEra Energy for $555M
  15. 200 To Receive Rental Assistance
  16. Developers Like Flippers
  17. Fee for fishing? Study group looks at possibility of non-commercial license
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Friday, December 02, 2016
December 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 1374 Views
  1. Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
  2. Auditor: 25% of Trust Funds Managed by Governor’s Office Should be Closed
  3. Maui Seeks Volunteers for County Boards and Commissions
  4. Micronesia Expert Blasts ‘Flawed’ U.S. Approach To Foreign Aid
  5. Council Approves $150K To Pay Lawyers For Police Chief
  6. City Council seeks greater authority to make property tax compromises After 1000s Hit by Caldwell’s Massive Property Tax Hike
  7. Attorney general announces 40-Month timeline to reduce untested rape kits
  8. Officer Acquitted of Assault Due to Incapacity-SHOPO Working to get job back?
  9. Maui County in Talks to Buy Wailuku Water Co After Stream Diversion Ruling
  10. Anti-GMO Whackjob Gary Hooser Preps for Special Election after Trump Appoints Gabbard to Something or Other
  11. Laughed out of Court, Anti-GMO Circus heads for 2017 Legislature
  12. Veterans’ group criticizes vets, including U.S. Rep. Gabbard, joining pipeline protest
  13. Hawai'i GOP Leaders Focus on 2018 Election
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
December 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 2001 Views
  1. Revealed: How Lindsey Beat Trask
  2. Visitor Spending Increases for Fifth Consecutive Month
  3. Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Attack
  4. Jaylin Kema pleads guilty to manslaughter in Peter Boy’s death
  5. Gabbard: Obama’s Pro-Al Qaeda Policy ‘Curdles my Blood’ – Discussion with Trump Meaningful
  6. Star-Adv: Hawaii Will be Just Fine Without Obamacare
  7. More Donors to End Funding of ‘Politicized’ UH 
  8. Lawsuit Targets Secrecy In Hawaii Tax Change Proposals
  9. Gall: Criminal Al Hee’s Crooked Company Sues PUC
  10. Alm Responds to HOPE Doubters
  11. Usual Suspects Have Absolutely No Idea What Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary means for Honolulu rail
  12. Hu Honua Biomess Plant: Expensive Electricity
  13. DPP Very Slow to Give Permits for Giant Solar Battery Systems
  14. Older buildings see soaring maintenance fees to keep up with repairs
  15. Kahului: 12 Homeless People Leave Behind 4 Dump Trucks Worth of Trash
  16. Kahaluu Lagoon Polluted by 700 Cesspools
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