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Saturday, February 28, 2009
February 28, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 6:55 AM :: 3848 Views :: Agriculture, DHHL, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Kamehameha Schools trustees take 10% pay cut, reject raise

Pass privatization bill or "our hospitals will close"

HMSA's Actions Called 'Egregious' In Denying Procedure

Big Island public campaign finance may be delayed by Leg.

Kauai Council still not implementing control of building permits

Legislators urged not to tap tobacco funds

Woman injured when whale strikes vessel

What recession? Hundreds flock to Costco opening in Kapolei (run on $2000 Chanel bags)

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Friday, February 27, 2009
February 27, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:20 PM :: 4361 Views :: Hawaii County News, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News

'Hawaiians only' issue not raised at hearing by Supreme Court

Star-Bulletin Editors finally figure out that OHA's ceded lands claim is toast

Anti-Superferry filth reaches Nation

Pflueger lawyers challenge dam case

Where's Jeremy Harris?

Hawaii tourism agency turns down Pro Bowl offer

Rental car shortages frustrate visitors

Proposed West Maui hospital clears hurdle

Waimea bypass plans stall (wash, rinse, repeat...for 40 years)

Kenoi: No property tax increase

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Thursday, February 26, 2009
February 26, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 AM :: 4621 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News

Trial of Billy Kenoi associate Malu Motta: threats against witnesses

Ceded Lands: Not even Ginsburg buys OHA's arguments

Final Kaua‘i Springs permit approved:  Judge defeats OHA and Kauai Planning Commish

After the Porkulus, comes even more pork: 8,570 earmarks at a cost of $7.7 billion

Visitor arrivals fell 12.5% in January

Marshall's post to be filled by mail-in, walk-in ballot

HR: Pflueger suddenly healthy again...and interesting tidbits from the Civil Unions testimony

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
February 25, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 AM :: 3197 Views

1,400 Testify on Gay Civil Unions: Senate Committee deadlocks 3-3

Oral Argument in "Ceded Lands" Case - Transcript And Summary

No need doctors: Legislators defer Medical Tort Reform

Island members of Congress praise Obama’s address, other Dems differ

VP Biden's family linked to $8B rogue financier Stanford

Filipino WW2 vets to get compensation for their service

ML&P cuts 100 jobs

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
February 24, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 AM :: 4349 Views :: Hawaii County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development

Dueling rallies: Crowd estimate upped to 6-8,000 -- Gay Civil Unions supporters outnumbered 100-1

Gay Civil Unions: Democrats warned of electoral losses

OHA Fears the coming reckoning with the US Constitution: Hawaii House Passes Resolution Urging "Withdrawal" Of The "Ceded Lands" Case

DOE purchasing "fraudulent and illegal"

Lingle chats with 'gracious' president in D.C.

Oahu voters to tap Marshall replacement

Another Hookena Beach Assault

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Monday, February 23, 2009
February 23, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 AM :: 3867 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

2,000 rally to oppose civil unions

OHA shows fear as US Constitution comes to bear

After doubling deficit: Obama pledges to cut deficit in half by raising your taxes

2% of budget for open space:  Kenoi's plan draws opposition

Geologists test volcano as source for power

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Sunday, February 22, 2009
February 22, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:32 PM :: 3488 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News

Ceded Lands Case to Go before Supreme Court

Council member Barbara Marshall dies at 64

Hawaii Senate may pry civil unions bill from panel for vote

Honolulu hopes $1B will cover overruns in rail-transit costs

UH Could gain Mauna Kea oversight

Riviera redux? Ka'u site targeted for development again

Strangled by HGEA: Kona Hospital short $5M as Leg. considers options

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Saturday, February 21, 2009
February 21, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 10:30 AM :: 4310 Views :: Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Fr. Damien to be canonized Oct. 11

More drug dealers with medical marijuana certs busted on Maui

Senate votes for restriction on ceded land sales--but does not ban

Robocalls nail Abercrombie: SB responds for Democrat

UH Athletics still losing money

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Friday, February 20, 2009
February 20, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 10:39 AM :: 5327 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Civil Unions: Unacceptable to those who demand them

Bill to seize Molokai Ranch stalls for now

2009 State of the City Address

Hawaiian Affairs Committee advances ban taro plant modification

Banks charge fees to jobless paid benefits via debit cards

Clinton questions utility of China rights debate

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Thursday, February 19, 2009
February 19, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:55 PM :: 3622 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Republican Party, Development

Group opposes Legislative raid on cancer funds

Pork Dreams busted: Hawaii County 'Ineligible' for stimulus

Lingle and Hannemann Set to Meet with Obama

Civil Unions = Veto Bait?

SB: Go easy on murderers, reject 'Karen's law'

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
February 18, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 AM :: 3081 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Cayetano points out Hirono is do-nothing

Inouye: More porkulus is planned

Legislature refusing to bow to OHA on 'ceded land' sales

Some plastics may be banned by Legislature

Treehuggers to cut trees: County may yet see plastic bag ban

Go! airline posts profit for 1st time, Mokulele to avoid seizure of planes

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
February 17, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 3056 Views :: Agriculture, Maui County News, Republican Party, Development

1994 election: More from Ben Cayetano's tell-all

Cayetano mulls over possible Democrat contenders for governor's race

AD-HD: Valley Isle Motors sued over alleged hiring discrimination

Legislature may kill Big Island public funded candidate scheme

Hirono 'saddened' Republicans wouldn't stimulate socialism

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Monday, February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 4924 Views

Did Cayetano Book Chase Levinson from Bench???

Cayetano Book: Dirty side of state politics

Debate continues over GMOs

Maui: Couch donors under review

'Shelter in place' bill moves ahead

Maui Judge overturns jury sentence for Meth Dealer with assault rifle

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Sunday, February 15, 2009
February 15, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 7:07 PM :: 2197 Views :: Hawaii State Government, National News

Legislature: Proposed marijuana laws could ease restrictions

Stryker memorial project raises funds

High subsidies may scuttle Oahu commuter ferry

Study backs H-power growth

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Saturday, February 14, 2009
February 14, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 7:13 PM :: 3050 Views :: Maui County News, Hawaii State Government, National News

Trial of Billy Kenoi associate Malu Motta details illegal gambling

Maui: Proposed hospital gets go-ahead from review panel

Freeze: Legislature to keep big raise, refuses to touch HGEA

Pork Dreams: Hawaii to get $948M from stimulus (or is it $678M? or $2.2B?)


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Friday, February 13, 2009
February 13, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 2263 Views :: Hawaii County News, Hawaii State Government
House votes tax-breaks, child adoption rights for gay couples Hawaii law (already) allows domestic partnerships for gay couples with rights such as f...
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
February 12, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 3008 Views :: Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News
A Hawaii without Democrats: Lincoln reached out to grieving Hawaiian king in 1864 (Lincoln's Civil war-era diplomacy with a Union ally.  And he...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
February 11, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 7:26 PM :: 3537 Views :: Hawaii County News, Kauai County News, Republican Party, National News, World News
Hawaii gambling opponents urge Legislature to reject proposals Advertiser: Honolulu police, city prosecutors and members of the Hawaii Coalition Agai...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:10 PM :: 3208 Views :: Hawaii County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Hawaii pension fund lost $2.95B in 2008 The ERS pays out benefits to more than 35,000 retirees, survivors and beneficiaries. In addition there are a...
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Monday, February 09, 2009
February 9, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:15 PM :: 2686 Views :: Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Rep Bertram (D-Kihei) backs drug dealer: Police Chief warns Bertram said problems with the law were illustrated in November with the arrests on Maui ...
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Sunday, February 08, 2009
February 8, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 2987 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development, World News
Schools failing under No Child may face staff dismissals, overhauls Superintendent Patricia Hamamoto wants the authority to replace the principals, m...
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Saturday, February 07, 2009
February 7, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:31 PM :: 2430 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Justice: Three-strikes law nets killer at least 30 years Lee imposed the 30-year minimum because Tunoa agreed to be sentenced as a habitual violent o...
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Friday, February 06, 2009
February 6, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:34 PM :: 2355 Views :: Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Gay civil unions pass House Judiciary Ctte The bill won the support of the Hawaii Government Employees Association; UNITE HERE Local 5, the hotel wor...
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Thursday, February 05, 2009
February 5, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 2058 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
DoE could impose accountability for failure: HSTA fighting to defend incompetence Hawaii's public school teachers union is fighting a proposal to let...
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
February 4, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:59 PM :: 2211 Views :: Hawaii County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Duke Aiona campaign fund tops Hannemann's pay-to-play rail donors Aiona has more than $760,000, say reports filed yesterday with the state Campaign S...
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
February 3, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 9:04 PM :: 1983 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Kill the trees!  Hawaii considers plastic shopping bag ban Senate Bill 584 will be heard at the state Capitol Thursday afternoon. “Plastic...
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Monday, February 02, 2009
February 2, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 3138 Views :: Maui County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development
Star-Bulletin to Legislature on Ceded Lands:  Back Down ... some state legislators are proposing to preempt the court ruling by banning such sal...
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Sunday, February 01, 2009
February 1, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 9:11 PM :: 2391 Views :: Hawaii County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
Finally: List revealed of firms benefiting from Hawaii's Act 221 "An air of mystery surrounds several of the 83 companies on the Department of T...
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