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Monday, April 30, 2012
April 30, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 5381 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. As Legislators Consider Mass Release of Hardened Criminals, Lawsuit Challenges Half-Way House Supervision
  2. Last Day for Legislation: Hospitals Medicare Fix, Early Release of Criminals, Gay Unions in Your Church, Tax Credits for Solar Scammers, and More
  3. Honolulu Banquet Salutes Opening of Aloha Pregnancy Center Osaka
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted April 30, 2012
  5. Hawaii Christian Coalition Annual Prayer at the Capitol May 3
  6. Hanabusa Sued over Beating by Sheriffs at Capitol
  7. Cayetano: Push Polls Backed by Pacific Resources Partnership
  8. Honolulu bus cutbacks will hit the already disadvantaged
  9. State’s Top Paid CEO, Big Landowner Say You Can Afford to build Railroad
  10. As Rail Heads towards Burials Central, State Historic Preservation Division May Lose Federal Certification
  11. Teacher Evaluations Immediately Become HGEA Make-Work Program
  12. Legislature voting on charter school omnibus bill
  13. Off to clumsy start in landfill site pick
  14. Poll: Why do Hawaii Voters Vote—or Not?
  15. Hawaii Banks top Nation Again
  16. Andrew Rosen Named President/CEO of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
  17. Audit: Aloha Stadium Authority Mismanages Swap Meet
  18. Hawaii's Insurance Commissioner Subject to Political Influence
  19. Arakawa Rejects Proposal to Lift Cap on Maui Hostess Bars
  20. Hydropower developer gets Koke‘e License
  21. Barack Obama's mother 'was secretly in contact with his estranged father during his entire childhood without his knowledge'
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Sunday, April 29, 2012
April 29, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 7977 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Zero in on Details to Figure Out True Story Behind Bills
  2. Soldiers, Community restore Kaena Point
  3. The History of Natural Gas in Hawaii
  4. Honolulu Attorney Named to Board of Owners Counsel of America
  5. AUDIO: Rick Hamada interviews Michael Hansen of Hawaii Shippers Council
  6. Borreca: Cayetano Victory Will Signal Serious Loss of Face for Inouye
  7. Over 200 Rail Jobs go to Mainland Workers
  8. Solar Scammers May Yet get Legislative Reprieve
  9. Monday is Deadline for Bill to Release 1,195 Criminals on Streets of Hawaii
  10. Hawaiian Electric CEO ‘Earns’ $5.3M, Top 5 HEI Execs Pull Down $12.65M
  11. Natural gas is cheap, but Jones Act rules it out for Hawaii
  12. SA: Start laying groundwork for Marines
  13. State Senator "Appalled" by Newspaper Lobbying Tactics
  14. Cataluna: New Dump? Lets just Make the Peasants Follow our Garbage Rules
  15. Why Does Abercrombie Have anything to do with Van Jones?
  16. Demise of Pro Bowl Political Karma for Abercrombie
  17. UHH added execs during crunch
  18. Sewer moratorium impacts planned senior facility
  19. AG, Large Landowners Block Oahu Burial Council Function
  20. Hawaii Co Voters Consider Blocking Reapportionment Commission Members from Running
  21. Kenoi Again Refusing to Fund Hawaii County Workers Pension
  22. Bronster Seeks Dismissal of NMI Pension Fund Bankruptcy Petition
  23. Remember PREL? Meet McREL
  24. Officials Request Permission to Shoot Endangered birds to Save Endangered Salmon
  25. Nature Conservancy Scientists Challenges War on Invasive Species
  26. Adopted in 1977 Honolulu, Philadelphia Man Finds Himself on Missing Children Website
  27. Godfather of local surf a legend
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
April 28, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 9876 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Draws Hundreds
  2. Lingle: Americans Losing Trust in TSA
  3. Hotel Workers Sue Local 5 Over Political Use of Dues Money
  4. Sa-i-gu: Koreans wrestle with aftermath of LA riots
  5. Green Energy? Do The Math
  6. After Soaking Taxpayers for $63M on Bailout, Central Pacific Financial Corp. Reports $13.5 Million Net Income
  7. Audio: Rick Hamada Interviews Congressional Candidate Matt Di Geronimo
  8. DHS Grabs 12% of Nursing Home ‘Provider Fees’, Hospitals Soaked for 7%
  9. Pork: The House wanted $300M, the Senate wanted $500M so they compromised on $825M
  10. Senate Approves Bill Exempting State Projects from Environmental Regs, Approves Amended Hospital Deals
  11. Civil Unions Mandate Passes, Deadline Extended Until Monday
  12. Bill Grandfathers Pension Spiking Rights for All Existing Employees
  13. Last Ditch Effort for Movie Moguls to Score Megabucks from $500M Senate ‘Accelerator’ Plan?
  14. ILind: Rep. Choy credited with blocking expanded film industry tax credits
  15. Hawaii Budget Bills Getting ‘Final Touches’
  16. JRI: 50% Will Offend Again, so We Must Let these Criminals Out Now
  17. Rail Vacuums $8 million more out of Taxpayers’ Pockets
  18. Grabauskas Promises Not to Tear Down One Pillar
  19. Okabe: BoE Gives Too Much Power to Governor
  20. Laura Thielen Quits Carlisle Admin to Run for Senate
  21. Federal Communications Commission votes to make political TV ad spending more transparent
  22. Unions Back Loser: ILWU's endorsement of Caldwell makes him No. 1 in union support
  23. HMSA Pays for nearly 2,000 medical flights from Big Island
  24. Mainland Realtors Score Rail Redevelopment Contract
  25. Star-Adv: Honolulu Bag Ban Gives Us 3 Years to Impose Bag Tax
  26. Rooftop Solar Limited to 15%, But Industrial Wind Project claims 16% of Maui’s total
  27. Maui favored as site for smart-grid testing
  28. Uncovering the Truth About the Undersea Cable
  29. Nearly Bankrupt, Horizon Lines Pledges to go to the Bottom With the Jones Act
  30. Endangered Birds Eat Endangered Taro
  31. U.S. Marshals arrest Maui teacher for multiple counts of sex assault of 8th Grader
  32. ‘Scientists’ Change Counting Technique, Find 90% Fewer Sharks
  33. Rep. Marumoto address SCR 97 - Uninsured Motorists
  34. GOODWILL FOR GOOD JOBS: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES TO HOLD JOB FAIR MONDAY, APRIL 30
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Friday, April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 7294 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Seven Hawaii High Schools Compete in World Championship of Robotics
  2. US, Japan Reach $8.6B Deal on Transfer of 9,000 Okinawa Marines
  3. Marumoto: Plan to Release 1,195 Criminals is 'Kapakahi'
  4. KITV Video: Euro Socialist working for UHERO Peddles Plastic Bag Tax Proposal
  5. Leaked Democrat Emails: “Emotional Chickens” Bicker Over Laura Thielen Candidacy
  6. 6PM Today is Deadline for Bills to Clear Conference Committee
  7. Plan to Release Hardened Criminals onto Streets of Hawaii May Be in Trouble
  8. Poof! The tax credits to Hollywood are up this a.m.
  9. SB3003 Streamlines Permitting for Geothermal Exploration
  10. Excellent News: Tsuji Amends Phony ‘Food Self-Sufficiency’ Bill to Prevent another HCEI-type Disaster
  11. New Hearing Officer in UH Telescope Case is Also UH President's Attorney
  12. Photos: Bulldozers Rape Earth to Construct Mammoth Tax Shelters
  13. Ag lands approved for solar farms
  14. State Evicting Haleiwa Farmers Market On Two Weeks Notice
  15. Two Projects Already Blocked: Carlisle Admin Announces Sewer Hook-Up Moratorium Until 2018
  16. Time Warner/Oceanic Cable in broad attack on public access media
  17. Public housing getting modern renovations with private help
  18. Hannemann Supports Jones Act
  19. ILWU Backs Loser Caldwell
  20. Union Lawyers Score $250K Payoff from Hotel
  21. Pot-Head Abercrombie Signs Law Banning Spice
  22. Dopers Push Dolan for Hawaii County Prosecutor
  23. Oahu travel agent tells school band he lost $267,500 for Hawaii trip
  24. Council passes anti-bullying resolution
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
April 26, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 6367 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Hilarious Video: I Aloha Molokai Rips Civil Beat ‘Fact’ Check
  2. Hawaii is #2 in Nation for Mortgage Scams
  3. HMA Warns Against 'Imminent Storm' Caused by Obamacare Implementation
  4. Feds Begin Forcing Hawaii Island MDs into 'Medical Homes'
  5. NMI Medicaid Cases “Circulate in Hawaii Like Hot Potatoes”
  6. Hatch Act Violation: Scandalous GSA Official Starred in Inouye Campaign Ad
  7. City 'Error': Kahuku is #1 Landfill Site, not Ameron
  8. Dog the Bounty Hunter, Wife Lobby Against Hawaii Justice Reform Initiative
  9. Star-Adv: Legislators Should give Cronies $300M in Pork Projects, not $500M
  10. SB2858: Freedom Of Information At Stake In Legislature
  11. House to vote on Senate's version of highway safety bill
  12. $25 million for student transit still falls short of Colluding Bus Contractors Wishes, Matayoshi Searches for Pain Plan
  13. DoE Slashes $6M from Adult Ed Classes
  14. Abercrombie Scores Big Victory -- Pro Bowl Likely Ending
  15. DoE TA Pleads Guilty to Sexting, Stalking 12-yr old Girl
  16. Made Desperate by Hirono’s Weakness, National Democrats Target Lingle
  17. HART: Nearly Half of Rail Jobs Have Gone to Mainlanders
  18. Gabbard Votes for $450M Rail Debt
  19. Plastic Bag Ban: Honolulu Council votes to Cut Lots of Timber for Paper Bags
  20. After 58 Years of Democrat Rule, Hawaii Women Suffer 20% ‘Pay Gap’
  21. Obamacare Bribes Distributed in Swing States: Hawaii Gets Nothing
  22. Obama Admin Redirects $8.3B to Put off Collapse of Medicare Advantage Until After the Election
  23. Hawaii Gets OK to Reduce Medicaid Income Eligibility
  24. Hawaii Politicians Received $2.2 Million in Illegal Campaign Contributions
  25. Big Island Newspaper Publisher Was Actually Coke Dealer Eugene Esposito—Escaped from Lompoc
  26. Ethics: Secret Target of Secret Commission Gets Anonymous Reprimand
  27. Old Geothermal Site Up For New Lease
  28. Anti-Geothermal Meeting in Pahoa
  29. Big Island Tea retails for $4800/lb at Harrods
  30. Lower foreclosure rate helps Honolulu rise in U.S. ranking
  31. Civil Beat Bases Evaluation of Hawaii ERS on George Berish’s Opinion
  32. Sen. Hee, Rep. Jordan Hold Fundraisers During Session
  33. Hawaii's Chief Securities Enforcement Lawyer Resigns
  34. Hawaii Senate confirms Krieg as state Department of Human Resources and Development director
  35. Students get a sneak peak at hospitality industry through lens of development program
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
April 25, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:30 PM :: 10555 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Full Text: Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against Reapportionment Plan
  2. Clinton’s chief economist supports Jones Act reform for Hawaii
  3. Relativity Media Using Hollywood Accounting to Sell Hawaii Film Incentive
  4. DoD IDs Hawaii Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
  5. 2,700 Okinawa Marines Coming to Hawaii
  6. Planning Commission Set to Decide on 15-year Extension for Waimanalo Gulch Landfill
  7. House Democratic Blog: OE Seeks Funds to Prepare for Possibility of Another Reapportionment Plan
  8. Court Asked to 'Remedy Extraordinary Wrong'
  9. Say: SB755 Transfers Control from Environmental Council to Governor’s Office
  10. SA: Resist limiting public input
  11. House, Less Pork with More Control
  12. Cash Call! Rep. Herkes Raises Money During Session
  13. Rail Contractors Illegally Using Ag Land for Construction Yard
  14. $80M PM Contra-Flow Plan Will Cut Commutes by 20 minutes
  15. Federal Judge Voids HGEA Make-Work Fee on Air Cargo
  16. HB2659: Forces Churches to host Gay Union Ceremonies
  17. Civil Beat Considers a Gay Marriage with Grabuskas
  18. Another Bogus Civil Beat Fact Check -- Attacks I Aloha Molokai
  19. Hawaii now Has 10,000 Medicated Pot-Heads
  20. More Medicated Drug Pushers Busted
  21. Big Isle Newspaper Publisher is Escaped Coke Dealer
  22. Pot-Heads, Group Led by Convicted Drug Dealer Harass Hawaii Co Council over Geothermal
  23. Psychos Obsess over Radiation Dangers on Kauai
  24. Kauai’s Troubled Prosecutor Gets Appointment From Abercrombie
  25. Shapiro: Landfill Plan Kills Jobs, Wastes Money
  26. Honolulu Salaries 2012 — The City's Big Earners
  27. EMS Director Questions Merger with Fire Department
  28. Humane Society Pushes for Conferees on HB108
  29. House Bill 2703 would commit the Aloha State to doubling the amount of food we grow in the islands by 2020
  30. Feds Investigate Fourth Killing of Monk Seal
  31. 9%: Hawaii has Most Multi-Generational Homes in Nation
  32. Business group donates iPads for DOE teacher evaluations
  33. Gingrich to leave presidential race next Tuesday, sources say
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Letters to the Editor, April 2012
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:44 AM :: 9008 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development
  • Transit: Make Better With What We Have
  • Tripler Suicide: Army Less Stressful than Bad Marriage
  • Does Assisted Suicide Reduce Murder Rate?
  • Seek Truth in Response to Physician Assisted Suicide
  • Well written and thoughtful letters from young Hawaiians
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
April 24, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 5702 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Contractor Scores Hawaii RTTT Assessment Contract
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 23, 2012
  3. Hawaii has no consumer advocates, national advocacy official says
  4. Justice Reinvestment Preview: Zero-Tolerance Probation Used as Excuse to Let Quadruple Rapist Walk
  5. 1195 Hardened Criminals to be released onto streets of Hawaii, 48.8% expected to Reoffend
  6. Teacher: Please Reject Race to the Top
  7. HART Addition: Spend $119M to Build and Tear Down Rail, Avoid $22M in Delay Claims, Total Savings $194M
  8. They’re Baaaack! Film company trying to resurrect huge new tax credits
  9. Solar Scammers Give One Last Push to Save their Illegal tax Credits
  10. Socialists Give One Last Push for State Bank of Abercrombie founded on Toxic Mortgages
  11. Meeting in Secret, Legislature Decides How Many HGEA Make-Work Jobs To Create
  12. Usual Crooks, Cronies Lineup to back Maile Shimabukuro
  13. Hawaii Lawmaker Voted on Bills Backed By His Employer — Oceanic Cable
  14. Accreditors want public input on HPD's adherence to policies
  15. Suffering Under Obama’s Earmark Ban, Inouye Delivers a Piddling $5.8M
  16. Inouye’s DoA $250M for Rail Cited as Earmark Work Around
  17. Honolulu Council to Vote on Bag ban or Bag Tax Wednesday
  18. City Moving On $10M H-POWER Sewage Burner
  19. Usual Suspects Attempt to Block Construction of Haleakala Solar Telescope
  20. Full List of Honolulu City Employees Published
  21. Hawaii Residential Electric Bills up to $847 per Month
  22. Hawaii’s Willoughby Eliminated in First Round of Utah GOP Voting
  23. Legislation on air quality could close Nuuanu crematorium
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Monday, April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:45 PM :: 5707 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Full Text: 2012 HSTA Legislative Endorsement Questionnaire
  2. DHS Proposes Merging Medicare, Medicaid
  3. Health Exchange Launches First Stage of Computer Program to Control Your Health Care
  4. Senate Likely to Shift Republican Even Without Lingle Victory
  5. Waipahu Man Among Four Hawaii Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
  6. Sierra Club: Unlike Lingle, Abercrombie Hasn’t Met a Farm He Doesn’t Want to Pave
  7. Carlisle Demands Council Approve $450M credit line for ‘Unforeseen’ rail ‘Catastrophe’
  8. SB2927 Contradicts Grabuskas’ Call for Rail Transparency
  9. Case Decries Sierra Club Endorsement of ‘Endless Partisan Warfare’
  10. Case Burns Money While Hirono and Lingle Save for Fall
  11. Green Energy Scammers Seek to Cover Ford Island Runway With Solar Panels
  12. HB2275 / SB2466: Hospitals Step Up to Make Medicare, Medicaid Work
  13. Patients pay Annual Fee to Get 30 minute Doctor Visits
  14. Four-Time Child Rapist Gets Probation
  15. Another man stabbed outside of Mayor Wright Homes
  16. Bugs, Snakes, and Mosquitoes Feature in This Year’s Pitch for More HGEA Make Work Jobs
  17. Techie Creates Online Campaign Finance Database
  18. State Audit Information Often Withheld from Public
  19. Louie takes a Slap at Clayton Hee, Borreca over Kakaako Deal
  20. Enviros Brag About Ending Traditional Hawaiian Cultural Practices
  21. Hawaii banks report more lending, Profits
  22. Hawaii teams win awards at world robotics meet
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Sunday, April 22, 2012
April 22, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 7179 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Zip Needed in Public Decision Making
  2. Hawaii Court Ruling Challenges Gun Ban After Non-Violent Misdemeanor Conviction
  3. DHS Money Grab Threatens Hawaii Hospitals, Nursing Homes
  4. HSTA Candidates Bicker Over Who is Better at Killing Education Reform
  5. Senate Shows Little Interest in Environmental Exemption Bill
  6. Star-Adv: Hirono should debate Case more often
  7. Suzanne Case: Stop Global Warming Because I need to Get to My House on Round Top
  8. Sierra Club Endorses Hanabusa, Hirono, Gabbard
  9. Retail Giants Want to Make Sure they Get a Cut of the Bag Tax Action
  10. Kakaako advocates rally against OHA’s residential development
  11. Hawaii Should Demand Labeling of ‘Organic’ Foods
  12. Dispute reveals OHA Grant Funded Kawaiaha'o Disinterment
  13. Defense Lawyers Upset over Bill Protecting Animals
  14. AP: Hawaii College Grads Face Worst Job Prospects in Years
  15. KIUC smart meter rollout to begin
  16. Political Pressure, New Competition Bring New Cuts In Star Advertiser Ad Rates
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
April 21, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 PM :: 8984 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Selection Committee Proposes Kailua Site for New Oahu Landfill
  2. Utility Rejects "Expensive, High Risk" Undersea Power Cable Project
  3. Ward, Slom, Marumoto Talk Story at Maunalua Bay
  4. “Dumbest Decision in City’s History” Rail Construction to begin Monday
  5. Legislators Pressured by HSTA Legislative Endorsements During Session
  6. 93% Not participating in Earth Day activities this weekend
  7. Sovereignty Scammers’ Lawyer Scores $1.2M in Estate Settlement
  8. House, Senate Conferees Debate How Much Control Gays Should Have over your Church
  9. Billionaire Movie Moguls Could Still Get Hawaii Tax Credits
  10. Cash Call! Fundraisers for Reps. Evans, Awana, Mizuno
  11. Lawmakers working to iron out details of 'move over' bill
  12. SA: Fine on city an empty gesture
  13. Hawaii Tourism Authority Gives $1.1M to Profitable NonProfits
  14. Pflueger Federal Tax Case Split Into Three Trials
  15. Appeals court upholds labor ruling against Hilo newspaper
  16. DoH Harasses Farmer, Forces Destruction of Crops
  17. Kauai Administration pondering property tax increase
  18. The Dalai Lama isn’t a rock star
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Friday, April 20, 2012
April 20, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 7295 Views
  1. After Dumping Goldman Sachs, Hawaii ERS Quietly Seeks New Managers for $1.2B
  2. Jobs? Hanabusa Votes Against Tax Cut for 97% of Hawaii’s Employers
  3. Lesson from Hawaii: Is the GOP really the party of fiscal responsibility?
  4. HSTA Lawsuit against Laupahoehoe Charter School Dismissed
  5. US News and World Report Ranks UH Manoa
  6. Akaka Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Civil Rights of Military Personnel
  7. Federal Correctional Officer Charged with Sexual Abuse of Detainee
  8. Three Convicted in Looting of Am Samoa Non-Profit
  9. Abercrombie Appoints Jo Ann Uchida Takeuchi DCCA Deputy Director
  10. Abercrombie Releases $34.2 Million for CIP
  11. Listening Sessions for Ocean Resources Management Plan
  12. Well written and thoughtful letters from young Hawaiians
  13. Six University of Hawaii Regents named
  14. Stiglitz: Jones Act, Young Bros and High Electricity Cripple Hawaii
  15. SA: Reveal credit union executives’ pay
  16. Alcohol and Sign Printing at the Hawaii Co Elections Office
  17. Secret Budget Negotiations Continue Until Monday
  18. Tax Credits Don’t Pay Off but Bogus Last Minute ’Studies’ Sure Do
  19. Chong: Solar Tax Credits Siphon Money from State
  20. Rail contractor's request for $15.9M Change Order first of Many to Come
  21. $250 million for rail Likely to Die in US House
  22. HART vs. LIUNA: Whose Responsibility it is to Blackmail Council Candidates?
  23. School Busses: Legislators Push Back Against DoE’s “Irresponsible Fear-Mongering”
  24. Laura Thielen: “People think I am a Republican; I would have a tremendous amount of support in the Republican Party”
  25. Price: Is there an Upside to SB2858?
  26. State Demotes Securities Regulator
  27. State Agencies Ignore Auditor’s Reports
  28. First Honolulu Mayoral Debate Set
  29. Yoshioka Beginning to Choke on Bus Service Cuts
  30. Despite Warnings and Pleas, Honolulu Rail Headed for 'Burials Central'
  31. PUC Delinks Oil and Wind: Wind Scammers Lose $330,000/yr
  32. Eco-Faddists Demand Bag Tax to Harass People into Obeying Their Religious Dogma
  33. Double Header: Two Sheriffs On Trial This Month
  34. After Stabbing, Ouansafi Praises Security
  35. Stoned Drunk Driver Drives over Cliff, State to Pay $3M
  36. First Hawaiian Continues to Profit by Refusing to Lend to Deadbeats
  37. State Income Tax Due Today
  38. Senate confirms 3 Board of Education members
  39. Community school could turn into state's first adult charter school
  40. ‘Pregnant Man,’ Splits From ‘Wife’ Of 9 Years, Going Through ‘Rough Patch’
  41. Hawaii One of Few Places in US With No Licensed Aerial Drones
  42. Retirement Fund Bankruptcy: Worst time in CNMI history
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 7367 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Legislators Voting to Release 1,100 Criminals on Streets of Hawaii
  2. HB425 Opens Door to Natural Gas, Mandates Diversity of Fossil Fuel Energy Sources
  3. Save Kakaako: Rally to Stop HB2819
  4. Hanabusa Scores $284,000 in special interest money
  5. DoE Announces Public School Graduation Dates
  6. US Energy Dep't: 300 Open Criminal Investigations of Green Energy Scammers
  7. Star-Adv Editorial: Census should guide election boundaries
  8. Hawaii Co Elections Office: Alcohol, Parties, and Sign-making Business
  9. Rail? Cayetano? Abercrombie Spokesperson Gives Non-Denial Denial
  10. Bus Ridership Jumps as City Considers Service Cuts
  11. Rail Project Cases Argued in Federal, State Court
  12. Desperate Green Energy Scammers Now Claim their Baksheesh Benefits Economy 44-1
  13. Legislature Voting to Let Lots of Criminals out of Prison
  14. Lawsuit Settlement Will Cover up Homosexual Rape Gang stretching back to 1970s at Blind-Deaf School
  15. Hawaii Kevorkian Taunts Police
  16. Pathetic Hawaii Supreme Court Gives Alleged Attempted Babykiller New Trial
  17. Hanabusa Pays Herself $51K from Campaign Funds
  18. ‘Buzzy G’ Coordinates Senate Democrat Fundraisers so Lobbyists Can Avoid Scheduling Conflicts
  19. Tsunami alert: Don't cut that program
  20. President Obama signs Hawaii disaster declaration
  21. Stimulated? Hawaii Burns Thru $1.5B in ‘Recovery’ Funds
  22. Business chiefs try to ride to the rescue of rail project
  23. Failure to Block: Hanabusa, Hirono Vote Against Small Business Tax Cuts
  24. Rep. Pono Chong on SB 755, Environmental Protection & the Public Trust
  25. Bag Tax in Political Death Throes
  26. City Employees Travel to Germany to Oversee Sewer Pipe Manufacturing
  27. Council Spends on Travel and TVs
  28. GSA Watchdog Says Employees Are Reporting Abuse
  29. Hawaii Could Establish a Veterans Court modeled on Drug Court
  30. Act 208 Blocks Crazy Stupid Criminals from Working as Security Guards
  31. Bank Fees don’t Pass Legislature
  32. NELHA Aquaculture Pays Off
  33. City Council committee approves measure to Create Kayak Rental Monopoly in Kailua
  34. Lahainaluna HS to Celebrate David Malo Day
  35. NMI Retirement Fund Bankruptcy Goes to Court
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 4933 Views :: Hawaii State Government
6.   Legislators Begin Secret Budget Negations
7.   Abercrombie Comes out Against Rail, Backs Cayetano
8.   Judge invalidates Pay-to-Play Rule Under which Rail Contracts Awarded
9.   Government Union Members Have no Effective Process to Report Corruption
10.US Sen. Daniel Akaka doing well after dehydration?
11."Fraud, waste, corruption:" Congress decries GSA culture
12. Lingle #1: Case's fundraising totals trail Hirono's by wide margin
13.LDS: Without Religious Freedom, Hawaii Civil Unions Law Likely Unconstitutional
14.Democrats Consider lawsuit to Knock Laura Thielen Off ballot
15.Cash Call! Reps. Kawakami, Shimabukuro Latest to Hold Fundraisers During Session
16.Water Board Nominees Approved over Hee’s Objections
17.More schools volunteer for teacher evaluation pilot program
18.TheBus uses half the energy that rail would use
19.Mainland Solar Contactors form Front Group to Save their Baksheesh
20.HECO, MECO in top 10 for Solar Penetration
21.Firearm registrations break records in Hawaii
22.ERS Dumps Goldman Sachs, Looking for New Equity Managers
23.Malu Mota Fundraiser Meets Convicted Killer in Kau
24.Report: Hawaii Women Make 80% of Males’ Income
25.Judge approves Univ. of Hawaii data breach class action settlement
26.Congressman alleges China helping North Korea with ICBMs
27.Dalai Lama eyes reform in China, fearing return to 'Cultural Revolution'
28.$1M to Bring Dalai Lama to Hawaii
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
April 17, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 9667 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Djou Outlines Strategy for Congressional Race
  2. Challenge to Democratic Party Bosses: Laura Thielen Launches State Senate Campaign
  3. No Natural Gas for Hawaii with Jones Act Ships
  4. Malulani Hospital seeks Mainland Partner
  5. Hawaii Bishop at Vatican, Prays for Courage to Defend Religious Liberty
  6. Hawaii Marines Lead Offensive Against Jihadi Dope Farms
  7. Election plans move ahead despite pending lawsuit
  8. Were Political Signs Printed at Hawaii County Elections Commission Warehouse?
  9. Akaka Hospitalized over weekend? Misses Key Vote
  10. KHON Retracts Story About Inouye Hospitalization
  11. Borreca: Solving Natatorium issue could be Governor's legacy
  12. Hannemann has $631K to Gabbard’s $465K
  13. State Refuses to Enact Tax Credits for the Poor
  14. Bill to speed development at rail depots moves ahead
  15. TEA Party Rally Draws few to Capitol
  16. Star-Adv: Haleiwa Farmers Market Should Move to make Way for State Paper Shufflers
  17. Hawaii Whistleblowers Not Protected from Retaliation
  18. EPA Working Hard to Make Sure Nobody Saves Money with Seawater Air Conditioning
  19. Waimanalo Gulch Hearing Today
  20. Enviros Sue Maui County over Wastewater Again
  21. Hawaiian Airlines Inaugural Flies Jewel Smugglers to Japan and back
  22. As City Cleans up Last Big Waianae Coast Homeless Camp, Some Finally Accept Shelter
  23. VIDEO: Homelessness Industry Activist Harasses Makaha Beach Cleanup Volunteers
  24. MD Busted for Selling Dope
  25. SB2579 Encourages Underage Prostitution?
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Monday, April 16, 2012
April 16, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 5721 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Dalai Lama Slams Beijing for Burnings
  2. Hawaii Bishop at Vatican, Prays for Courage to Defend Religious Liberty
  3. Honolulu TEA Party Rally April 16
  4. Case: Far Left Hirono is just as Bad as Limbaugh
  5. Rail Advertiser: Don’t Add 4th Lane to H-1
  6. Abercrombie Tries to Block HFF From Defending Marriage
  7. Blue Planet Foundation Legislative Agenda: Higher Utility Bills for the People, More Tax Credits for ‘Green’ Energy Scammers
  8. OSHA to Take Over Takamine’s Incompetent DoL?
  9. In spite of High Cost of Living, Hawaii Workers’ Earnings Below US Average
  10. Hawaii doctors offer patients 'choice' to die
  11. KHON Retracts Story About Inouye Hospitalization
  12. NHLC Shake-Down Lawyers Still Grabbing for Control of Public Water
  13. 13% of OHA Small Business Loans Default
  14. Kobayashi to Credit Unions: Disclose Exec Salaries, or Face Property Tax Hikes
  15. Congressional hearing on GSA's lavish spending begins Monday
  16. Politics: Leaders debate Micronesia impact in US areas
  17. Micronesia: Fishing days to dominate treaty talks
  18. Vacation Rental Legislation is Deceptive
  19. 90% of Hawaii Financial Disclosures Hidden from Public View
  20. Shoppers and farmers are dismayed over the state forcing the Haleiwa Farmers' Market from its site
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
April 15, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:29 PM :: 4985 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Lingle to Focus on Comprehensive Tax Reform
  2. Ed Week: Hawaii in Biggest Trouble, Feds Have Good Reason to Revoke Race to the Top
  3. UH: Hawaii Physician Shortage Could Grow from 600 to 1600
  4. SB3010: Sierra Club Threatens to Sue over Environmental Exemptions
  5. Zenith Reached in Earmarking of Unrelated Fund Sources
  6. QUEST Rationing: Hospitalization, Artificial Limbs Eliminated to Pay for ‘Preventative Services’
  7. Hee: OHA Must Go After More Land and Money
  8. SB2438: PUC to Rely on HECO-Controlled ‘Institute’ to Approve ‘Clean Energy’ Projects
  9. Bag Tax, Big Cable, and Kupuna Care Lead Star-Adv Editors Legislative Priorities
  10. Ihara: ‘Gut and Replace’ Hits New Peak this Session
  11. Will Natural Gas be Allowed to Lower Hawaii’s Electric Rates?
  12. State Capitalists Raise Money for Pro-Rail Propaganda
  13. Hanabusa Brings in $224,000
  14. DoH Bans Backyard Burning Statewide—$10,000 Fine
  15. Hawaii Would Be Hit Hard by Buffet Rule
  16. Akiona: Obama Budget Targets Independent Contractors
  17. Guam National Guard Teams to Deploy to Afghanistan
  18. UH Manoa Perfesser Predicts Future Census Questions: How many times have you changed your sex?
  19. Hardships do not faze new BYUH student president
  20. Lawsuit: Waikiki Shooting Gallery Charged with Negligence
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Saturday, April 14, 2012
April 14, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 10856 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Mazie Brings "Mr Fannie Mae" to Hawaii
  2. Hawaii Shippers Council Outlines Jones Act Reform Proposals
  3. Hawaii Economic Performance Ranks 15th, Economic Outlook 46th
  4. Hawaii Youth Link Assisted Suicide to Teen Suicide
  5. Makers of Promotional Products Rally to Defense of Rail
  6. SB2341: Would Allow Overnight Accommodations on Maui Ag Land
  7. SB2394: Would Allow Condemnation of Private Property to Bail Out Mortgage lenders
  8. VIDEO: Thielen, Rivere, Ward Rip SB755 Environmental Exemptions
  9. Case: Hirono Now Ducking 10 Debate Invitations
  10. Public Access TV Relegated to Digital Siberia
  11. Adrianne Heely Appointed Maui Judge
  12. North Korea's Rogue Missile Launch
  13. Redistricting case will be heard in May
  14. HSTA pressure kills class-time bill
  15. Educated Youth Flee Hawaii
  16. Waipahu Students Not Fooled by Rail Presentation
  17. Abercrombie’s Wife Endorses Tulsi Gabbard
  18. Legislature out of control on attacking Hawaii’s environmental protections
  19. Civil Beat’s “integrity investigation” questioned by Ian Lind
  20. Legislators Consider Giving Sex Workers Welfare, Labor Law Protections
  21. Honolulu TSA Screeners Acquitted of Catching too Many Illegals and Too Many Drug Smugglers
  22. GSA official to assert privilege to remain silent
  23. World Laughs at Incompetent Socialists in N Korea
  24. Illegal Dumping Settlement Dumps on taxpayers
  25. After Hee’s Bill Fails, Opihi Season Requested by Resolution
  26. Schatz traveling to Asia to discuss clean energy Scams
  27. Kauai electric utility will begin installing smart meters
  28. Horse Cruelty Case May Be Tossed Due to Bumbling Kauai Prosecutor’s Office
  29. Homeless Alcoholic Busted in Kauai Church Fire
  30. UH Manoa Perfesser Preaches His Atheist Religion at California Revival Meet
  31. Some Hawaii post offices offering late collections on Tax Day
  32. International Marketplace to Be Demolished
  33. Photo: First axis deer killed on Big Island
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Friday, April 13, 2012
April 13, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 4986 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Lingle Campaign Raises $3.1M
  2. Not Aimed at Hawaii This Time: N Korea Rocket fails, falls in Ocean
  3. Celebrate Israel Day Hawaii, May 20
  4. Am Samoa Congressional Race: Radewagen, Lancaster Challenge Faleomavaega
  5. Salon: Am Samoa's Congressional Delegate Defends Dictatorship at Behest of Lobbyist
  6. Abercrombie Signs Kakaako Over to OHA, HCDA Maintains Development Control
  7. HB 108- Dog Fighting OK, Dog Breeding Illegal
  8. Payment Protection: State Sues Seven Mainland Credit Card Companies
  9. Akaka: Lingle is ‘Friendly’, Her Role Model is ‘Open-Minded’
  10. Tipping Point? Isle Democrats lead charge against the environment
  11. Abercrombie Dept of Corrections Appointee Flees State
  12. SA Editors Grasping at Straws Claim: Teacher evaluations within reach
  13. DOE seeks extra funds to preserve Colluding Bus Contactors
  14. Grabbucks: New HART Boss Pulls Down $300K / year
  15. Grabbucks vs TheBus: “Rail is the Gift that keeps on Giving”
  16. Inouye: The Only Thing That Will Stop Rail is World War III -- Carlisle: We Need to Build an Army
  17. Cayetano: "Carlisle prone to Making Stupid Statements"
  18. Caldwell: Carlisle “Crazy” To Build Rail Columns and tear them Down
  19. Honolulu Council Keep Rail Budget Intact
  20. Malama Solomon Scores Worst Senate Attendance Record
  21. House OKs charter school bill despite divisive ethics provision
  22. Senate Passes bill Requiring minimum sick leave
  23. State deputy sheriff accused of sexually assaulting female detainee
  24. April electric rates up on all islands except 1
  25. Crooks, Cronies Squabble over Geothermal Royalties
  26. Haleiwa Farmer’s Market to Stay open til end of Month
  27. DoH Harasses Local Businesses, Cane Fire Gets Fine
  28. Solar Telescope Construction May Begin Despite Permit Challenge
  29. SB2402: Dim Bulb Legislators Vote to Block State Use of Fluorescent Bulbs, Stadium Lighting on Edge
  30. Leading Theocrat Hailed by Billionaire as He Launches Four Day Hawaii Tour
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
April 12, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 5572 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Lingle, Collins: "Bipartisanship is Leadership"
  2. VIDEO: Guam Senator Garners Support for Jones Act Exemptions
  3. The View from DC: No Sign Hawaii is Serious about Teacher Evaluations
  4. State Steals $200M from Hawaiians, Gives 30 Ac to OHA: Hee, Solomon Boycott Signing
  5. Matthew DiGeronimo to Run for CD2
  6. Linda Lingle's Role Model: Susan Collins of Maine
  7. Useless $75,000 Drone Traced to Waihee Cronies
  8. Boylan: Hawaii Dems Suspicious of Party-Switchers
  9. GSA Spends $330,000 to Relocate One Employee to Hawaii, Then He Quits
  10. Manoa Chancellor Candidates At the End of their Careers
  11. Number of police officers holding medical marijuana cards remains a mystery
  12. Police Warn Chinatown Shopowner not to Antagonize Meth Dealers, Threaten Him With Arrest
  13. City Council Would Create Bureaucracy to Track Plastic Bag Use
  14. Stanley Chang: Give Councilmembers $40K more to Play With
  15. State orders Haleiwa Farmer's Market to close
  16. Koa Ridge, Hoopili Last Big Master Plans?
  17. Profitable Nonprofits Lose 19%
  18. Few Hawaii Donors Support Presidential Super PACs
  19. Plan would squeeze 4th lane into Honolulu freeway
  20. Historic Kauai Church Vandalized on Easter Eve
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
April 11, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 8301 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Three Judge Panel Will Hear Reapportionment Case
  2. Honolulu TEA Party Rally April 16
  3. Study: Hawaii Cost of Long Term Care Soars 87% in Five Years
  4. Carlisle Admin: Keep Waimanalo Gulch Open 15 More Years
  5. Legislators Exempt State from Child Molestation Claims
  6. Horizon Lines Completes Restructuring
  7. Marumoto: SB2858 Relating to Closed Government
  8. Activists attack bills that exempt construction projects from review
  9. Without High-rises, OHA Cannot Justify Kakaako Toxic Waste Cleanup Expense
  10. Civil Unions, Bag Ban, Taxes, Tax Credits Set for Crossover
  11. Big Victory for HSTA: House Kills Teacher Eval Bill, $266M in Federal Funds at Risk
  12. HGEA Inks Fake Principal Accountability Evaluations
  13. Rail development proposal fails to give public a voice
  14. Geothermal to be Issue in Hawaii County Mayor’s Race
  15. Big Wind Opponents Suffer Defeat in House
  16. Rep Mele Carroll Misses 25% of Sessions, Makes Excuses
  17. Hawaii Gov’t Hiring Tarnished by Nepotism, Cronyism, and Patronage
  18. SB2115 Would Allow Nepotism in Charter Schools
  19. GSA employees travel to Hawaii five-days for a one-hour ribbon cutting, Planning 10 day return Trip
  20. Feds Bust HPD Officer with Medical Marijuana Card for Multi-Location Grow-Op
  21. Wisconsin Homosexual Child Molester Gets 10 Years in Waikiki Molestation cases
  22. Top Five Lobbying Spenders
  23. Senate: DLNR Officers Don't Need Taser Training
  24. Federal Taskforce Stacked by Homelessness Industry
  25. Styrofoam: Mainland Green Energy Scammers Attack Hawaii Restaurant Industry
  26. TPL Aims for 16% Profit on Sale of Swampland
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
April 10, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:09 PM :: 5571 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Yoshioka: Bus Service Cuts Have no Connection With Rail
  2. $25M Kapolei Biofuel Refinery Produces 5 Barrels per Day
  3. While Hawaii Legislators Sleep, Another State Bars Companies Doing Business With Iran
  4. Federal judges will hear challenge to state reapportionment plan
  5. N.Korea presses on with anniversary rocket launch
  6. BoE to Vote on Teacher Accountability
  7. Budget: Abercrombie Paying $11,700 per Goose, $168K per Delinquent
  8. Rail Opponents Ask Judge For Decision
  9. Rail crews continue search for ancestral bones
  10. An environmental review of Rail precast facility OK'd, Could Lead to new Lawsuit
  11. Environmentalists rally against "dirty dozen" bills at capitol
  12. SB2785: Big Cable for Big Wind Vote Today
  13. Paper bag use Soars as Plastic Bags banned on Maui, Kauai
  14. Bag Distributor Wants Amendments to City Bag Ban
  15. Akaka Committee to Meet With AWOL Soldier
  16. Soft on Crime: Suspect in Arson, Killing of 97-year-old Has 8 Convictions
  17. Politically Connected Public Housing Resident Calls for State to Ban Smoking in Homes
  18. Crystal meth use drops among workers in isles
  19. Unions Use Sewage Plant As Endorsement Backdrop
  20. Nepotism Not Illegal in Hawaii
  21. Hawaii judges' pay Lowest in Nation
  22. What Do Hawaii Lawmakers Have Against Ethics Code?
  23. Government Health IT Comes to Hawaii
  24. Teen Pregnancy Rate Continues to fall
  25. Honolulu Residents Abuse City’s New 311 Service
  26. Long lines shift from DMV to Health Department
  27. Harbors Dep’t Buys Useless $75K Drone
  28. Occupy Honolulu expands encampment to Central Pacific Bank
  29. State offering mortgage assistance to first time homebuyers
  30. Allegiant Air to Start Hawaii Flights
  31. How Hawaiian princes brought Surfing to Britain in 1890
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Monday, April 09, 2012
April 9, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 7755 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Pacific Rim GSA: 115 iPods Missing
  2. RNC Moves to Boost Hawaii GOP
  3. Hawaiian societies caught as much fish as modern fishers
  4. HSTA Leader: Abercrombie, Legislators Should Switch to Republican Party
  5. Daughtery Challenges Okabe: The top-down approach has bankrupted teacher morale
  6. Gov. Lingle Selected Laura Thielen for Her Cabinet Based On Talent, Not Political Affiliation
  7. Hawaii Gaming Promoter to Host $1M Obama Fundraiser
  8. Airline Exec Offers to Campaign Against Lingle in Exchange for Subsidies
  9. Republicans Overwhelmingly Reaffirm Ted Liu as National Committeeman
  10. Council Support Wavers As Key Rail Vote Looms
  11. Kauai District Attorney Recuses Herself AGAIN
  12. Runner for political seat would be youngest ever to hold office in state, at 18
  13. Tobacco giant Philip Morris was top lobbyist during May-December 2011
  14. State Workers having a Hard Time Scoring Workers Comp Bennies
  15. Hawaii Owes $60,000 in Airport Workers’ Harassment Suit
  16. Electric Car Drivers May Face Federal Charges
  17. SA: Make room for bikes on roads
  18. Hawaii Turns to Dog Shrinks As 'Incessant Barkers' Enter Pleas
  19. Ninth Circuit Revives Lawsuit over Religious Marijuana Use
  20. Laupahoehoe Charter School names new Principal
  21. Kids' English takes priority at Kalihi School
  22. Highlighting Hawaii's problem of child abuse
  23. Mokulele Flights to Chicago, London put on hold
  24. Supreme Court’s Ratings Jump Following Health Care Hearings
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Sunday, April 08, 2012
April 8, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:34 PM :: 8327 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Hawaii Among Worst States in Nation on Taxing the Working Poor
  2. GSA Scandal: Lingle Takes Aim at Waste and Fraud
  3. Zero Confidence in Lawmakers Revealed
  4. Big Island Prosecutor Candidate Promises to Re-Open Peter Boy Case
  5. State Senate Candidates Scramble to Distance themselves from Abercrombie
  6. Boylan: Romney May Be Next President
  7. New tax credits sought for Billionaire Movie Moguls
  8. Borreca: Legislators Rejected Lingle’s Call to Stop Taxing the Poor
  9. Kauai Democrats: Never make the mistake of electing a Republican governor again
  10. Tulsi Gabbard Would Repeal DOMA
  11. Cataluna: Hilo Peeping Tom Beaten
  12. MADD: Pass HB2320 Ignition Interlock
  13. State Gets off Easy After Hiring Doper as Spinal Surgeon
  14. DoE Closing Adult GED Schools
  15. RTTT pays to Hire 200 Un-Licensed Obamabots to ‘Teach’ in DoE Schools
  16. Punatic: Only 1% of Oil Used to generate Electricity is Imported
  17. Navy Testing New Generation of Power Buoy
  18. UH athletics could lose $2 million
  19. Japan Prepares to Shoot Down North Korean Missile
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Saturday, April 07, 2012
April 7, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 8441 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Lawsuit: Veterans, Military Personnel Challenge Hawaii Reapportionment Plan
  2. NTU: Hanabusa voted for 91% of Tax Increases, Hirono 88%
  3. Push Poll Audio: "Berg got so drunk ..."
  4. Biofuel: Honeywell Hints at Tesoro Refinery Takeover
  5. Big Island Paper Pushes Back against Equal Representation for Military Families, Students
  6. HR61: Legislators Salivate for Legalized Honu Hunting
  7. New Tax Evasion Charge Filed Against Retired HPD Major Nishimura
  8. Honolulu Bag ban Would cost Stores $30K month, Cause Paper bag use to Skyrocket
  9. Lingle the Only Reason there’s a Tossup
  10. Aiona will focus on practicing law but is still open to public service in the future
  11. Aiona ‘Excited about Opportunity to bring people together’
  12. Rivere, Say, Aila, Harris Debate Environmental Review Exemptions
  13. Shapiro: Political mess deepens as sewage sludge returns
  14. OHA, Enviros Only Get One Water Commissioner
  15. HB2236: Funds Commission to Study Ways to Raise Your Taxes
  16. Shelving of 2 bills hampers reform of workers' comp
  17. Mitch Roth running for Hawaii County prosecutor
  18. Castle’s Man in DoE Retires
  19. HPD Employee Faced Retaliation for Sex Harassment Lawsuit
  20. Star-Adv Backs AWOL Surfer Soldier
  21. Dalai Lama's visit, peace initiative will show isles to the rest of world
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Friday, April 06, 2012
April 6, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 7461 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Lawsuit: Veterans, Military Personnel Challenge Hawaii Reapportionment Plan
  2. Okabe to Obama: Abercrombie is 'Difficult'
  3. US Constitutional Convention? Hawaii State House Wants to Write Obamacare into Constitution, Strengthen Power of President
  4. VIDEO: Hawaii Federal Rapper at Center of Latest GSA Scandal
  5. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  6. Seek Truth in Response to Physician Assisted Suicide
  7. Thielen May File as Democrat, Challenge Party to Sue
  8. Political Comeback? Former Sen. Fred Hemmings Says Hawaii is Ready to Change the 'Status Quo'
  9. Charles Djou: Back from Afghanistan - Ready for Political Battle
  10. Lingle acknowledges her challenge as a pro-choicer
  11. Duke Aiona Leaves St Louis School Job, Returns to Law Practice
  12. Insurers Launch Big Brother Medical Records System
  13. New Hawaii State Securities Lawyer: $900,000 In Back Taxes, Child Support
  14. Gore Cult Praises Hawaii’s Preparation for Global Warming, Demands More
  15. Water Board Appointees Get Instructions for Malama Solomon’s Water Deliveries
  16. Abercrombie Admin Backs Castle & Cooke Development
  17. Honolulu Council Campaign Getting Ugly
  18. Feds Bust Five in cockfighting, illegal gambling case
  19. Online Poker Site Accepts Hawaii Players
  20. Double Murderer Charges Parole Board Vindictive, Gets New Hearing
  21. Food businesses face fee 1050% Fee hikes to Create HGEA Jobs
  22. W. Oahu churches expand to serve growing congregations
  23. Open-ocean cages get state's approval
  24. "Pacific Gibraltar" -- Important New Book on Hawaiian History
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Thursday, April 05, 2012
April 5, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:25 PM :: 10999 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. U.S. Senator Susan Collins Visits Hawaii
  2. Guam Legislator Calls for Exemption from US-Build Provisions of Jones Act
  3. Rep Kymberly Pine Running for Honolulu City Council
  4. Hirono Supporters Worry about Candidate’s Ability to Go One-on-One vs Lingle
  5. Lingle: Pro-choice Republican women Needed in Senate
  6. Inouye, Muslims Raise Money for Michigan Democrat Senate Candidate
  7. SA: Legislators Should Let Housing Authority Ban Smoking in Public Housing
  8. April 6 is ‘Tax Freedom Day’ in Hawaii
  9. Abercrombie to Steal $200M from Hawaiians, Give 30 ac to OHA Trustees
  10. Hurried House Rushes 13 Bills to Hearing
  11. Ernie Martin: Honolulu Will Move Bag Tax
  12. Honolulu Budget panel Decides Horses are Agricultural: OKs restoration of tax breaks for horse owners
  13. Abercrombie: No Declaration for Annual Hawaii Prayer Day
  14. Pacific Palisades Shooter Was Watch Commander at Wahiawa Prison
  15. Oi: Thielen is type of Candidate Democrats Need
  16. Enviros Prepare to Destroy Tuna Farm
  17. Sen Roz Baker Makes Excuses for Vacation Rental Bill
  18. Improvements at Kewalo may hinge on public-private partnership
  19. Hawaii SB2168 Will Activate Nationwide Reinsurance Tax Clearinghouse
  20. HB2703 Directs Dept of Ag to Maintain Count of Local Grown Food
  21. State senators table workers comp bill
  22. Rep. Giugni’s Fundraiser During Session
  23. Are Hawaii Judges Governed By Conflict Of Interest Rules
  24. “Clean Energy’ Stimulus Funds Burned by State, Cronies, Utilities, and Profitable Nonprofits
  25. Tesoro Sale Casts Doubt: Federal Stimulus Still Not Stimulating Many Jobs at Local Biorefinery Plant
  26. Biofool Scammer Makes Nice in Hamakua
  27. Christian Sparks Propane Price War in Puna
  28. 6 Occupy Honolulu protesters plead no contest, nobody cares
  29. Descent Into Haole: 'The Descendants' Dissed
  30. City offers online Sunshine Law training for board, commission members
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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
April 4, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 6090 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. KOS: The Secret Behind Mitt Romney’s Hawaii Landslide
  2. Faleomavaega: Bahrain’s Best Friend in Congress
  3. Hawaii: Is the Obama Administration Giving States Flexibility When It Rejects Proposals to Reduce Medicaid Costs?
  4. Suicide Activists Line up Hawaii Doctors to Kill Patients
  5. Honolulu Community College Announces Final Three Candidates for Chancellor
  6. The Seven Rules of Bureaucracy
  7. Atheist Advertiser vs. First Amendment: ‘Don't allow anti-civil union actions’
  8. Democrats, Media Carefully Avoid Any Discussion of Illegality in Thielen Rejection
  9. DoE Pulls Out All the Stops to Save Funding for Colluding School Bus Contractors
  10. Reforming Hawaii's charter schools: 5 myths and 5 realities
  11. HB2819: Kakaako Development Gut and Replace
  12. Small Contractors to be Cut Out of $500M in CIP?
  13. State's answer to its budget deficit is crippling small construction companies
  14. HB466: Workers Comp Reform Proposal Described as Sop to Pill Mills
  15. Act 221 Scammers, Insurance Companies Team Up With Abercrombie Admin to Profit from Controlling Hawaii Health Exchange
  16. Health exchange board needs to be accountable to public
  17. Hawaii to receive part of $137.5M WellCare settlement
  18. University of Hawaii-Manoa Chancellor Candidate Eliminated Two Dozen Degree Programs at MSU
  19. Abercrombie’s Apocalypse: The King Nebuchadnezzar Effect
  20. Enviros Pounce on Abercrombie Water Board Nominees
  21. Rent-a-Mob: Anti-Geothermal Punatics Hammer HECO
  22. Another Mainland Solar Contractor Seeks Profits from Hawaii Tax Credits
  23. Small Businesses Losing Revenue Due to Bag Bans
  24. Gabbard Adds Bottle Tax to Plastic Bag Tax Bill
  25. NPS Short Circuits Bottle Ban After Donor Complaints
  26. Food Truck Fix Passed, Signed into law
  27. Soft on Crime: 13-year Criminal Record, Out of Jail 1 month Tries to Run Down officer in Stolen Jeep
  28. Mayor Won't Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract
  29. ‘October Baby’ Well Received in Honolulu, Slated for National Rollout
  30. HPD officers say enforcing 30-year old policy endangers their lives
  31. Hawaii Still Waiting as Coast Guard Rolls Out ‘Rescue 21’ System on Mainland
  32. Inouye, Wife Visit Arab-American Museum
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Tuesday, April 03, 2012
April 3, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 9691 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development
  1. Pentagon Prepares for Possible Shoot Down of North Korean Missile
  2. Ko Olina, Kyo-Ya Snag HTA Board Positions
  3. ACLU: Hawaii Counties Among Few Requiring Warrant to Track Cell Phones
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted April 2, 2012
  5. Feds Reject Hawaii’s 10-Day Medicaid Hospital Limit
  6. While Cutting Services, Hawaii fails to reap up to $80M in federal Medicaid money
  7. As Legislators Threaten to Impose Accountability, HSTA Pretends to become interested in Negotiations
  8. $11B budget bill moves ahead
  9. Rep Har Pushes Abercrombie’s SB755 Environmental Takeover
  10. Lanai Voter Regrets Abercrombie Vote
  11. Abercrombie, Hee Team up to Push Dogs-in-Restaurants Bill—Restaurant Owner Must Clean Up Dog Poop
  12. As Filipinos Move to Middle Class, they Line up with Republicans against Rail
  13. Assisted Suicide: Six Hawaii Kervorkians Announce Plan to Commit Manslaughter
  14. Star-Adv: Police Should Get Record of Everybody’s Prescriptions
  15. Study: HECO Overpaying for Windfarm Electricity by 200% to 300%
  16. New emission controls will cost shippers billions
  17. Hee Pushes Thru Bill to Block Public Housing Residents From Smoking in their Own Apartments
  18. Non-Resident VR Owner feels ‘Kicked in the Face’
  19. Ethics Commission Nixes OHA’s Lawmaker Invites
  20. Legislators still slow in filing financial disclosures
  21. Bankruptcy filings down 25.4 percent in March
  22. HLTA takes applications for Hannemann's position
  23. Candidates for UH Manoa Chancellor set to visit the Manoa campus
  24. H-Power Recycles All Metals in Waste Stream
  25. HB1947: Anti-Small Farmers Bill Backed by Agribusiness
  26. Is The Way Hawaii Selects Judges Transparent?
  27. Drunk Driver Kills Two, Families of Victims Given $210,000 by State of Hawaii
  28. Hawaii Whale Population Increasing 7% Per Year
  29. Beck to Publish Book on Obama’s Communist Mentor
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Monday, April 02, 2012
April 2, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:51 PM :: 6659 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. HB1033: Tracing the Financial Outlines of Socialism in Hawaii
  2. S&P: Credit Risks Mount For U.S. Domestic Shipping Companies As Ships Start Showing Their Age
  3. Vancouver Sun: Hawaii Vacation Rental Bills Violate NAFTA
  4. Abercrombie: Unions Better Wake Up, HSTA Contract Will be up in June
  5. SB682 Could Change Terms of OHA Settlement
  6. Ethics: Belatti Throws Clunker into Charter School Reform Bill
  7. Today may be the last chance to remove monopoly health insurers from the Hawaii Health Connector
  8. Green Energy Bank would Use Hawaii General Fund to Build Wind farms Nationwide
  9. Is It 'Reckless' To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?
  10. Second Crossover Deadline Thursday
  11. Mufi Teams Up with Guam Republicans for Fundraiser
  12. Hawaii Scores 25% for Executive Branch Financial Disclosure
  13. Pay raises advocated for city officials
  14. Molokai condo lawsuit gets big result, lots of news
  15. Condo losses from theft now $100,000
  16. Obstacles to Veterans Transitioning into University Education?
  17. Private Schools Raise Tuition 3%-6%
  18. State House resolution calls for lower shipping fees on Internet purchases
  19. EXCLUSIVE: Honolulu Zoo's full accreditation restored
  20. Maui: 450 Idiots Spend 10 Hours Listening to Conspiracy Huckster
  21. Charlie Maxwell Changed With Pension, Free Time
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Sunday, April 01, 2012
April 1, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 5288 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
  1. Felony Inducement? Laura Thielen Senate Run Rejected by Democratic State Committee
  2. Zing To Taxpayers, You Are Paying For Those Giveaways
  3. Lingle Calls for Reauthorization of Export-Import Bank
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  5. Broken Trust Figures Abercrombie, Hee, Levinson: Churches Must be Forced to Conduct Gay Union Ceremonies
  6. Star-Adv: After Supremes Overturn Obamacare, We Will Still Destroy Prepaid
  7. Multiple Violations: DCCA Securities Enforcement Headed By Lawyer Sanctioned by Hawaii Supreme Court
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