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Friday, April 30, 2010
April 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:39 PM :: 2786 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Naming Names: Legislators override Lingle's veto of 2000% oil tax increase

Veto Overrides “increase tax burden, discourage job creation, impede recovery”

Gay Marriage foes caught off guard, outline plan to retaliate

Burris: Lawmakers test voters' sentiment

SB: Restore days, reform schools

Atheists disrupt Senate: 1 arrested, 1 hospitalized

ADV: A good idea hampered by terrible timing

8 Hawaii legislators prepare to leave Capitol

Maui Testifiers: Keep property taxes low

HMSA rates rise 7.8% on average: Hike affects nearly 120,000 employees in small businesses

States Face Their First ObamaCare Test today—sign up for bankrupt, high-risk pool?

Waters of Life plans on hold  “Beating a dead horse”

Hawaii Charter Schools are ‘Canaries in a Coalmine’ Due to Toxic Funding Levels, Supporters Say

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Silence From Djou on Wall Street Reform is Deafening 

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
April 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 3257 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii Legislature: Sgt at Arms called to protect visitor from Rep. Cabanilla’s child molester

Sources: Legislature to vote on Gay civil unions

John Carroll: I believe Larry Mehau supports me for Governor

Taxed Enough Already? Maui protest vs. property tax hikes April 29

Congressional debate May 3rd on Hawaii News Now

“Liberty first” (This is the only coverage on the Special Election in any print publication today)

Furlough solution gains passage

PBN: Hawaii lawmakers kill tech tax credits

Doctor shortage keeps Shapiro out of Hilo

ADV: Hawaii passes bill to curb clamor for Obama birth certificate

Have unions outlived their original purpose?

Consolidation of 2 newspapers scheduled to begin next week

Gaps found in fire inspection records

Pit used to burn prison records

Kaua‘i developer gives county 138 acres of oceanfront property

Councilor eyes ban on riding in truck beds

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 2450 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Escalate II  (Still nearly zero Special Election coverage)

SB: Lingle vetoes tax hikes, but overrides expected

Voters to decide on appointed school board

Shapiro: Time to cut a deal on school furloughs

Ruling paves way for consolidation of Honolulu's 2 daily newspapers

It Works!  More seek shelter following tent ban

AP: HI lawmakers vote to limit Obama document requests

ADV: Your dentist loves HB 1212 but here's why you shouldn't

Buying Our Way Out of Problems Rather Than Setting Priorities

Health fund trustees delay decision: EUTF board wants more information before raising rates

Council passes resolution backing Hawaiian recognition

Jobs bill an anti-business mess that should stay vetoed

Hawaii Senate votes to cut off Act 221 high-tech tax credits

Hawaii filming of 'Lost' spent $228M locally over 4 years  (ACT 221 propaganda)

Ballots with only English challenged

Lingle hedges airline support

Charter school must move, set up new site

Bill to dissolve Aloha Tower agency dies in Legislature

Visitor arrivals jump 9.3 percent

Lawmakers pass bill to protect public access to beaches

Tort Reform in the States: Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Economic Growth

In-car smoking ban raises legal questions

Lingle vetoes DHS-reorganization bill, saying it is discriminatory

Maui County directors say plan to cut (vacant) jobs devastating

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 PM :: 3567 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin

Shapiro: "Machine" Dems go for all the marbles in 2010

Sen. Akaka: "God willing, I Plan to Run Again in 2012"  (Inouye: Take me out when I’m crazy.)

HSTA: Hawaii teachers can't legally work the 3 furlough days for free

Civil-unions bill gets last-minute lobbying

Fidell: Aquaculture's the new target of Isle activists

DePledge: Urgent action

Lingle vetoes 'local workers' bill but legislative override is expected

Mayors credited for saving TAT – property tax hike coming anyway

Hawaii's Census return rate of 65% one of the lowest in the nation

Rapozo: Turning off stadium lights for native birds is for the birds

Implications of Turtle Bay ruling are both narrow and wide

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Monday, April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:54 PM :: 4122 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Lingle calls on teachers, principals to reopen schools over HSTA/BoE objections

Honolulu Special Election: "Democrats petrified, going nuts"

Akaka may quit in 2012: Ed Case talks about Senate “opportunity”

With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers

Bill requiring number of public school days heads for final votes

Civil unions bill must be voted on  (Another religious leftist)

Democrat Advertiser: The high cost of economic optimism

Obama's sister glad to be back in Hawaii after long visit to D.C.

Voter numbers up 9,000 in advance of special election

A timid rewrite of campaign spending law

SB: Tobacco fund needs to be kept healthy

Capitol Round Up - April 26, 2010

Soft-on Crime Appeals court rules out evidence in murder of pregnant woman

Kawaiahao Church: Leader accused of theft resigns

Developed in Hawaii: Corn that can resist drought a 'blockbuster'

Maui Land & Pineapple names new CFO

Farm-worker housing bill hits home stretch

In Hawaii, the Most Powerful Waves Can Be Found at the Side of the Road

ACORN brought poor pimps into domestic politics (by Piven of Cloward-Piven fame)

 

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
April 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:56 PM :: 2357 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii stakes high in all-mail House vote

Stretched schedule: DoE to be forced to provide 180 days (HSTA’s game busted)

Hawaii counties won't lose hotel-room tax share to state

Counties keep hotel room tax but the revenue chase goes on  (TAX INCREASE)

Retaliation: Senate Democrats, Democrat media reject truth-teller as UH Regent

The Democratic dilemma on gay unions

Hanabusa picks up Local 5 endorsement

Police officer is arrested for drunken driving

Anti-'birther' exemption would imperil public access

Atheist files Complaint filed over prayers at Honolulu City Council sessions: similar action planned against Senate

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 4659 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie: My “emanations” will make DoE serve students first

Legislature shoots down Aerospace Office after Hawaii signs agreement with NASA

House Republican Budget funds clean energy without tax hike

Akaka votes for Federal Value Added Tax-modeled on Hawaii GE Tax (Inouye opposes)

Bill to move up Hawaii’s illegal 2012 primary date

Lawmakers raid the Hurricane Relief Fund to end Furlough Fridays in a frenzy of actions to offset a $1.7 billion shortfall

Lawmakers Approve $67 Million To End Furloughs

Group of union shills urges gov to fund education (debunked)

Legislature advances constitutional amendment for appointed BoE 

Once Hawaii Was The Educational Leader

Advertiser tells Honolulu homeless to move tents onto sidewalks in legal loophole created by ACLU

Maui judge tosses charges tied to alleged pot trafficking under cover of medical marijuana

Health officials urge lawmakers to spare anti-smoking programs

Isles hailed for shielding patients from bad doctors

Hawaii had 7 ‘mass layoffs’ in March

Embattled Liquor Commission Admin. Resigns

Inefficiencies found in Maui County’s fleet--$24.3m in waste

Herkes: Why no water for Ocean View?

Islands push for Obama library

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:47 AM :: 4100 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Union man: Family values yes, Hanabusa no 

HB2290: We can’t eat houses

Erudite Letter from a liberal Fort Street lawyer 

Campaign Spending Commission nails prostitute, lets ‘johns’ walk

SCR 91 goes to House Committees: Protects Domestic Abuse victims  

HSTA member: “Trust me” -- keep BoE 

HB2290: Save our farmlands

Hannemann cancelled speed bumps for Kailua’s fatal Wanaao Road

Robotics: Despite Remote Geography, Priceless Opportunities in Ka’u

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Friday, April 23, 2010
April 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:29 PM :: 2117 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou raises $116,000 in one day

SB: A look at some of the upcoming forums featuring the three major contenders in the special election for Congress

Scrutiny of Advertiser sale urged: Inouye asks DOJ for review due to deal's potential fallout

Hawaii lawmakers agree on $10.2 billion spending budget, revenues next

Governor: Revenues will not come back until 2013

SB: Budget surplus rebates should not be optional

State lawmakers working to complete budget (ACT 221 tax credits could be chopped)

Shell Game: Hawaii Legislature Moves to Balance the Budget Using Special Funds

ADV: Stop the city parks scare tactics

Dispute over vacant jobs delays progress on city budget measure

ADV: Stadium must make money  (what a concept)

Former Hawaii bank supervisor pleads guilty to theft charges

DoE Teacher and Principal plead no contest in prostitution case

Religious Leftist: Pass civil unions bill to assure rights, not religion

ADV: That bill on fireworks? What a dud!

Honolulu income disparity with Neighbor Islands widens

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:33 PM :: 3374 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show

Gay Civil Unions: No rest until April 29

Hooser, Hanabusa predict HB444 will bring gay marriage back before Courts

Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature

The Hill: Top of the ballot: The TV ad edition

Obama nominates Leslie Kobayashi to fill U.S. District Judge position

Hawaii lawmakers may use hurricane money to end furloughs DoE spared deeper cuts

Honolulu Budget includes tax increases

Honolulu Recreation cuts part of political game with State

Hawaii rents, already least affordable in nation, get worse

Maui prison plans revived

ADV: Don't give up fight for clean energy loans

Hawaii fireworks bill left sputtering in political maneuver

Maui: Decision to run brings mixed views

Dopers grill police on pot

Baby on board? No smoking allowed

Bill Allowing POW-MIA Flag to be Flown with U.S. and Hawaii State Flags Becomes Law

Sex offender faces a $2.5M civil judgment

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:57 PM :: 3611 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

TOMORROW April 22 is voter registration deadline for Special Election -- register >>> here

Civil-union backers seek to resurrect bill

Obama stomps Inouye in Dueling fundraisers: Abercrombie beats Hanabusa 6-1 as Dem donors are “sucked dry”

SB echoes DCCC: Charges accumulate in Djou ads

TEA Party activist is first GOP candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor

Your tax increases at work

ADV: Loan could make UH-West Oahu a reality

Kawaihae Harbor expansion stymied by coral: What once was destroyed must be preserved

Accord reached on ban of shark fins

Honolulu's park recreation programs may get slashed: Recreational activity funds may be eliminated to help balance budget, Garcia says

Hawaii Co Council defers measure to fund repairs of private subdivision roads

Complete furlough plan unavailable: Frustration wraps up Kauai budget review

Hawaii teen whiz creates new math formulas

London TIMES: NATO investigates defence threat from wind farms

Hawaii unlikely to pass bond plan for clean-energy home loans

Anti-'birther' bill moves forward

'Local jobs' bill might backfire

Honolulu Civil Beat makes online debut

 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 3289 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye urges review of newspaper sale to company partly owned by Ed Case’s family

SB: Hawaii stifling charter schools

Waters of Life looks to future

Union Shills’ plan to launder HSTA demands into Gubernatorial campaign

CQ: New Filings Give Glimpse of Candidates’ Special Election Funding

PA-12: Burns/Critz 44/41 (PPP)

More Obama Admin lies: Stimulus bill adds destroys 11,000 Hawaii jobs

Latest data suggest auto sales decrease 1% in 1st quarter—lowest in over 20 years

Bank of Hawaii CEO to retire: Peter Ho will replace Allan Landon

Canceled contract cost keeps rising

Aid cut proposed for aged, disabled

Hawaii's A+ cost will probably hit $80: Parents expected to have to make up for $2.1M cut in funding

2 charged in murder over pakalolo

City ban on tents goes into effect

Controversial “Lanai” Council member eyes top Maui job

Council again grapples with concurrency

Kauai Administration trying to improve project accountability

Jack in the Box begins selling BLENDED Kona coffee

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Monday, April 19, 2010
April 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 2331 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Advertiser Endorsement: More Case family media manipulation?

POLITICO: Kos poll: Djou leads by three

Case, Hanabusa live outside the 1st District

Hawaii's Neighbor Islands could play big role in race for governor

SB: Efficient services is goal

To rule over Hawaii? Kyl: Liu's writings 'vicious'

Permanent curfew considered for Hawaii public housing project

Two bills to ban shark finning fishing must be merged into a final version

Killing is tied to pot farm

City to Enforce Removal of Homeless Tents, Carts from Parks

Hawaii curbside recycling falls 15% as print newspapers decline

Aloha Tower Development agency poised for success

Failed former Kauai Mayor & anti-Superferry snob, Joann Yukimura draws papers to run for Council

Socialist Hawaii forced to import lava rock

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
April 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 2436 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Loyal Democrat? Hanabusa helped GOP against Hirono in ‘06 

Advertiser Endorses Case—says he’s a Democrat and he showed up for votes

TAX HIKES: Hawaii's green efforts not cheap, but will pay off, hucksters say 

Barrel Tax: Democrat Burris demands State tax gas solely to raise price

SB: Taxpayers can't bail out health fund

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Furlough free  (Amazing what can be done by escaping the system)

SB: Union Shills defend motives

Kalapa: Bluff needs to be called in teachers contract

WHT Polls Union Shills’ Furlough Circus

UH Regents: Female leaders laud Gov. Lingle's record

UHM vs UHWO over bonds

After years, plans for old Navy station on Oahu taking shape

Senators’ Proposed DLNR cuts would run deep 

Kauai: Don’t furlough county public safety officers

Kauai: Trash collection fee on the horizon ($144/year or more fee increase)

Food Fight: Hawaii Food Bank muscles its way onto Kauai Food Bank’s territory

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
April 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 2449 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB: Djou closes gap on rivals

ADV: Tight race for seat in Congress

Hawaii gas prices about to get pushed up by added taxes

HSTA shills’ plan now called “people’s plan” or “parents’ plan” by media

Hawaii gains jobs again in March, unemployment steady

DoE to begin extorting money from Developers

Gambling loss tax deduction reinstated in Hawaii

Proposed Hawaii law would prevent gun seizures during emergencies (passes Senate 21-0)

Homeless prepare for tent and shopping cart bans

Repairs on College Hill keep Greenwood in rental

UHH chancellor hopefuls named

UHWO nears deadline on campus project: West Oahu plans could hinge on bond financing

Charter Commission's proposed changes are headed for council review

Big Island hotel workers vote to strike

High cost of travel may be keeping visitors away

'Green' building code raising concerns ahead of vote to delay implementation

Scam Expands--A 2nd garbage patch: Plastic soup seen in Atlantic

 

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Friday, April 16, 2010
April 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 3776 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

ADV: Djou is “most credible GOP candidate in years”

Hanabusa, Djou Raise Twice As Much As Case

Union shills insert themselves in Gubernatorial campaign

Furlough Protesters admit to collaborating with HSTA

$46M for child welfare in dispute

Don't let funding flame out for anti-smoking programs

Hawaii businesses must pay taxes earlier

Earmarks received by Senators Cochran & Inouye (combined): $890,000,000

Criminals May Have Harder Time Hiding New Arrests from probation Officers

Hawaii’s Health and Pension Funds Are Bleeding Red Ink

Study: Teacher Pension Plans on Shaky Ground

ADV: The man with 2 faces

Isles' new frontier? Space

Aiea firm gets grant to build biorefinery

Yagong: Why did county cancel land auction?

Wrong-way crowd: President mistimed sale of Bankoh stock

Antarctic mission: UH researchers return from an expedition with warnings about climate warming

US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 2120 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai

SB: Inouye's gift seen as more 'revenge'--The $100,000 donation to a national group could undercut Case

Pay at the pump to feed HGEA make-work jobs: Hawaii lawmakers pass barrel tax, bar aid office closings

BOE bill gives voters say: Hawaii voters may decide if governor should appoint Board of Education

Union Shills end Capitol sit-in

Hawaii Business: Fixing Schools is a Broken Process

Hawaii private schools feeling economic pressures: Holy Trinity, Word of Life Academy will close in June (But DoE gets $2B)

Royal Hawaiian Band musicians and backers hope for a reprieve from budget cuts

Environmental reviews get stale quickly  (Supreme Court’s Turtle Bay Agenda exposed)

Roadblocks on the Path to Hawaii’s Energy Future

Job offers made to 600 Advertiser employees

Thousands Of Business Complaints Could Be Kept Secret

Does Hawaii need more fishing regulations?

Former Honolulu councilman Felix to pay $50,000 fine

Race for Lanai seat heating up

TV's Tea Party Travesty

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 2862 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

National Democrats: Hanabusa “unelectable”

Inouye buys off DCCC with $100,000

Debate: Djou stands for tax cut--Case, Hanabusa call for higher taxes and Advertiser spins

TPM: AFL-CIO Mailers Back Hanabusa, Slam Ed Case In HI-01 Special Election

How Many DOE Employees Does it Take to Mow the School Yard? (DoE employs 13 plumbers per school)

SB: Lingle meets with protesters

SB to HSTA:  Get back to the table and settle this thing

Union Shills: Sit-in Protests Over School Furlough Days Only 'The First Step'

ADV: Mākaha plan a winner

ADV: EUTF Trust-fund remedy left to lawmakers

TAXES: The Cost of Living in Paradise Slated for Sharp Increases

Keep Kauai Jammed: Obstructionist fires lawyers Murakami, Frankel

Hawaii Co Property values fall by $3 billion

ADV: An orchestra set to scale is reasonable

Study finds benefits in modified crops, warns of overuse

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
April 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 2262 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Larry Mehau supporting Neil Abercrombie

VIDEO: Tied for lead, Djou launches new campaign commercial

Lingle to SoS Protesters: DoE selected furlough schedule to “maximize disruption to the school calendar”

SB2434: Furloughs? Legislature finds funds to raise Matayoshi's salary

KITV: New Poll: Case, Djou Tied In Special Election

Hawaii oil tax hike nears final vote: Bill that blocks DHS cuts also expedited to force Lingle to take quick action

9 protesters cited for trespassing: Gov. Lingle says Save Our Schools has falsely characterized her effort to get kids back in class

Prison Guard’s Alleged threat against senator probed: Statement tied to proposed cuts at Hālawa facility

Tax collections down 1.6 percent

Council seeks 'careful' cuts property tax hikes, gas tax hike to feed HGEA, UPW

Panos: Rail is a gravy train only for its promoters

SB: Cooperate on Turtle Bay

The Plight of Aloha Airlines is Emblematic of What Ails Hawaii

Two Hawaii hospitals win national awards (a first)

Hawaii House Race: Turf Fight in Paradise

DCCC attacks Hawaii Republican for signing no tax increase pledge

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Monday, April 12, 2010
April 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 3128 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Poll: Djou tied for lead in Congressional race

Is your church ready to vote May 1-22?

HB444: Civil Unions supporters continue push for gay marriage

Hawaii tax plan raises $75M less than hoped (Homeowners Association tax dropped from plan)

Revised Akaka bill unsettles Isle GOP

Focus on HSTA, Lingle tells rally

Atheists, Gays push City, State to Tax the Church?  (No separation of atheism and state?)

Nominees for regent face confirmation hearings tomorrow

SB: Settlement rightly favors Maui players

ADV: Trash pact with HWS reeks

Changing mindsets key to reducing plastic bottles, residents say

With biofuels, burning of cane may go up in smoke

Council confronts nonprofit cuts

Big Island hospital to cut 13 workers

Hawaii losing some enchantment as wedding site for nonresidents

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
April 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 PM :: 4458 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

ADV: Is Hanabusa a lackey?

Tax hikes mean Hawaii state job cuts drop to only 689, 1% of total

Empire Builders at DoE--Staff change alarms parents (Hundreds of new Gov’t employees)

High-tech tax credits under fire: Budget plan defers Act 221 for 3 years, raises tobacco levy  (Dems can’t afford welfare for rich)

Room 309 (The Legislature now moves to get its real business done, in secret with only lobbyists and activists watching)

Abercrombie and Hannemann vie for attention at convention (Study the meal plans for clues)

Residents voice concerns over aquaculture project

Furloughs sit-in moves to Washington Place, protestors vow to stick around

Waters of Life School faces closure  (HTH, ADV play catch-up to Hawai’i Free Press)

State investment practices to be curbed: Law getting rewrite because $1.1B got tied up in market

Burris: Shifting prisoners to Mainland at best a short-term solution

Former Kauai courts manager denies allegations: Barreira accused of sexual harassment

Chair also questions legality: Asing: Furloughs equal savings?

Gendercide: China's shameful massacre of unborn girls means there will soon be 30m more men than women

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Saturday, April 10, 2010
April 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 AM :: 5912 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Out of money, Puna DoE school shutting down next week

Ed Case votes against tax cut for military personnel, supports death tax

SB: Democrats' ad on Djou deemed false

Kaulana Park confirmed as DHHL chairman (After Hanabusa gets her deal)

Prison guards allegedly threaten to shoot Hawaii Senator

Kulani Prison Guards allegedly burn documents in 20’ ditch, steal equipment

Prison guards lobby lawmakers over proposed cuts

War on food production continues: Group urges fish-farming safeguards—“Environmentalists” call for moratorium on expansion

Honolulu rail route change may oust some Ualena Street shops

Allow me to refresh mayor's memory

Slom-Zimmerman team, Texas investor qualified to pursue Star-Bulletin

Grown-ups at sit-in ticketed

Hawaii public school candy ban fails

Kam School blames lawyer in Hawaiians-first dispute

Hawaii Pork Report Exposes Piggie Pies in the City

Maui judge disregards plea deal, sentences man who beat wife to five years

Flags stolen from veterans center

Higa sex harassment case settled, lawyer says

Fight sparks Keaau High lockdown

Maui Residents appeal to preserve funding

Residents see some progress, poll shows

NKorea vows to keep building nuclear bombs

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Friday, April 09, 2010
April 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 2599 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Case, Djou oppose Akaka bill changes, Djou alone speaks out against gay marriage

Ethnic issue, outside groups enter congressional race

Legislators keep general excise tax increase in play

What just happened? (State Supreme Ct writes EUTF decision nobody understands)

Who is 'Essential' to Ending Hawaii's School Furloughs

Airport fix could add $100M to cost of Rail

Akaka Bill passage questioned as opposition mounts

SB: Makaha project is big step forward

Supreme Court lowers value of Turtle Bay shoreline property

ADV: Curfew can break cycle of violence, should be extended to Kuhio Park Terrace

More Than 100 Prison Guards Could Lose Jobs

Hawaii auditor: Abolish Aloha Tower agency

Harbor users strongly oppose parking fees (Coffman, Evans, no-show)

Disaster planning diversion doesn’t get state support  (Where’s Mufi?)

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
April 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 5539 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Missile Defense: Obama's False START could leave Hawaii unprotected 

Inouye to beg Pelosi not to support Case

The squeeze is on: Taxing bills gain momentum

Hawaii Legislature Tackles Controversial Public Education Issues

School fixes engage gov candidates

25 Parents, kids stage Lingle office sit-in

Land gift initiates aid to leeward education (Hanabusa gets plug from Jeff Stone)

Federal APEC funds could be 'tens of millions'  Ca-Ching!

Log Cabin Republicans Endorses Charles Djou for Congress

Hawaiian Telcom seeks initial public offering

Council kills Tam's proposal to end fund that he misused

More info on possible Star-Bulletin Buyers

ADV: Maui water ruling should favor HC&S

Biofuel scam: After century of private sugar operation, HC&S to become ward of State (“Funding could determine future”)

Baldwin girls’ softball will get new field: Under settlement, state releases $1M to build stadium

GTMO Greenwell opposes Kenoi's stringent restrictions

Enviros to use Garbage Guilt to squeeze millions from Hawaii Co Taxpayers

Enviros continue to harass Kona fish farm operators

EPA fines Gay and Robinson, Kula Lodge for cesspool violations

Kauai solar project 'pretty well stalled': Renewable power firm, utility break off talks over disagreement on costs

Fire Commission against allowing Kauai mayor to pick chief

Another Government–controlled market

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
April 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 2992 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie Promised He Would Not Reward Failed Banks with Massive Bailout – Then Did

Fact Checking: Anti-Djou attack ad “Simply false”

VIDEO: National Democrats' anti-Djou commercials starting tonight

Dan? Who’s Dan? National Dems sabotage Hanabusa to help Case

POLITICO: National Dems still refuse to rule out Case endorsement

SB: Taxing bills gain momentum—Charities, gasoline, internet sales, to be taxed, HGEA kills school reform, HGEA to be fed from special funds

ADV: Hawaii Legislature focusing on targeted tax hikes, special funds  (use of ACT 221 tax credits to be suspended?)

Hawaiian homes, Kam School campus will be built in Makaha Valley

Rail propaganda fills papers, airwaves

Speaking of propaganda: “Modesty among keys to Inouye's success”

Common Cause Urges Hawaii Senators to Adopt Floor Amendments to Shed Light on Corporate Political Expenditures

SB: Find alternative to curfew at public housing

Stagnant trash riles officials: At least 2 on council believe waste company 'intentionally misled'

UPW follows ILWU in backing Tavares re-election bid

Hanapepe ‘Dial-a-doc’ faces 5 years in prison

Hawaii biofuels, solar power being boosted for military use

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
April 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:22 PM :: 3470 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Win or lose, Inouye to back Hanabusa in September Primary

Proposed Hawaii Barrel Tax Hike Just Another Money Grab

Isle GOP's platform drops some language on Hawaiians

Advertiser peddles Latest DoE scam: “Hawaii wants struggling schools to innovate”

ADV: Time for big concessions to end furlough stalemate (More commentary on RTTT)

New computing could save Hawaii DoE millions

Many of Hawaii housing project's residents back mandatory curfew

Tobacco fund grab to feed HGEA: Hawaii abuse prevention program in peril

Honolulu's tab for hosting APEC at least $28M and rising

SB: Marshallese due nuke-test damages despite legal ruling

Many Hawaii care homes lack liability insurance

Hawaii Business Climate, Legislature, Worsening State's Doctor Shortage

Hawaii Teachers’ Union Incites Teachers to Blame Governor for Furloughs

Appeals court affirms ruling denying furlough Friday injunction

Economists Issue Letter Opposing Proposed 25 Percent General Excise Tax Hike

Police say HPP man wanted on multiple meth charges

Maui: Trial of accused spy set to begin

Treatment for atrial fibrillation done on Maui and only a few other places in U.S.

Housing market picks up

 

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Monday, April 05, 2010
April 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 5384 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hannemann cancelled speed bumps for Kailua’s fatal Wanaao Road

National Democrats want DC to select Hawaii’s next member of Congress

As “momentum shifts to Djou”, Hanabusa’s “boldly deceptive” campaign implodes: Ads, mailers pulled

National Dems Consider Backing Case

Djou, Case, Hanabusa to debate April 13 Moiliili

OHA Trustee: Rice decision “really not all that bad”

SB: Act quickly to protect state health care law

SB on Probation HOPE: Budget cuts imperil justice in Hawaii

Same-sex union backers picket for vote on measure

Puna’s Fred Blas honored with Ola Pono Award

Generations rally to back LHS ‘history’

HCC to wrap rail station into campus plans

'Shared sacrifice' applied unevenly: Mayor wants to raise taxes, spend more on travel, lobbying

Shrimp farm committed to sustainability, official says

What does economic recovery mean for Kaua‘i?

Bill might bite shark tours

Sign-waving tradition returns for House race

Maui News nails climate fraudsters

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Sunday, April 04, 2010
April 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 PM :: 3917 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

As “momentum shifts to Djou”, Hanabusa’s “boldly deceptive” campaign implodes: Ads, mailers pulled

Dems Wary Of Hawaii Special Election

April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai

National Democrats to dump Hanabusa? (Obama to retaliate against Inouye?)

ADV on RTTT--Lesson learned: We can still win this thing (No we can’t, and here’s why….)

OHA trustees may face tougher path to election

Police chiefs pressured legislators on pot bill

State Historic Preservation agency urged to shape up

Support dwindles for “Birther” bill limiting access to records

Spike in Hawaii home prices on the horizon: Also, drop in building permits hints at Oahu housing shortage

Student housing gets face lift

E-W Center: Political Attitudes under Repression

Kenoi pushes ethics changes again

Pierces’ mercy mission didn’t end when they got on Mainland plane

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
April 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 3009 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hanabusa pulls “deceptive” ads, mailers

Full Text: Governor Lingle on ‘Island Insights’

Ed Case: “A reliable vote for imposing higher taxes on middle-class families and small businesses”

Case highlights time in Washington, forgets to mention ineffectiveness

Lingle estimate on health bill criticized as incomplete

EUTF's $1M/month losses could result in reduced benefits, higher premiums

Maui News polls School Reform

Terms sway furlough debate

Lingle’s aide criticizes union for plan that ‘will not be implemented’; Maui teachers give their takes on vote

All Kaua‘i SNAP offices to close

Maui News: ‘One-on-one’ cut out of DHS

House panel chairman resurrects shark fin bill

Councilman suggests Big Isle police officers, firefighters forego raises

Hawaii crops, algae may get funded for military biofuel

Powerful question: Would Big Isle ocean thermal electrical plant make economic sense?

A time for timeshares

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Friday, April 02, 2010
April 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 AM :: 3932 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

VIDEO: Hanabusa campaign ad nailed for Legislative pay raise “deception”

Inouye: Rail is “project that goes on forever”

ADV: Barrel Tax is a “fraud” and a “scam”

Public Union Leaders Angered Senator Kim refused GET Increase to feed HGEA

Dem Legislators’ Reports blast gov's strategy

Linda Smith: Union Put Hawaii Teachers in Bad Position

Latest DoE gambit: Cut funding for Lahainaluna Boarding School

SB: Camping ban holds promise of success (ACLU already has strategy to defeat)

Bottle Tax could rise if Redemption Fund Raided

Tax Hikes on the table: Council plans to discuss solid waste plan Tuesday

Hospital plots recovery: Hawaii Medical Center would like to convert its two facilities into nonprofit companies

House panel kills medical marijuana dispensaries bill

Alleged pot farmers await trial

No bidders on Hamakua land (harassed by shake down artists, nobody bids)

'Affirmative government' could foster public civility

Show me some political porn for Democrats

Census returns sixth lowest in U.S.

Guard soldier 'wanted to serve'

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Thursday, April 01, 2010
April 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 2967 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

FULL TEXT: Hawaii Pork Report finds $300M in waste, abuse, and mismanagement

VIDEO: Hawaii Meth Project welcomed at Legislature

Neil Abercrombie Blasts Condi Rice. Blames Affirmative Action?

Shapiro: Hanabusa ad boldly deceptive

Hawaii environmental law being reshaped in private talks

Fake Plan put to vote: Teachers endorse union plan to end furloughs

ADV: Flawed? Sure, but DHS plan is worth trying

Ban on tents, shopping carts in parks across Oahu signed into law

Honolulu Council Member Romy Cachola’s Scoops on the Rail

Hilton plans major renovations in Waikiki

Station owners must reveal merger details

Aloha Bowl among record Bankruptcies

Sorry: Mizuno apologizes to Governor

Marijuana charge dropped against Honolulu police officer

Ex-MPD officer enters not guilty plea to 25 charges

Shapiro: Charter school kids get something to chew on (candy ban)

SB: Clamp down on cockfights

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