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Saturday, April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 1872 Views
  1. Caught 'Borrowing' Museum Funds, Bishop Museum CEO Quits
  2. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 29, 2016
  3. House Democrats: Ballot Photos, Gun Restrictions and Sex Change Operations
  4. After Making a Mess of Rail, HPD—Top County Execs in Line for 5% Pay Hike
  5. Kealoha: The Real Problem is Will Espero
  6. HB1581: Fast-track contested case appeals
  7. Ca-Ching! Solar Schemers Get $100M Cool Schools Contracts and Keep their GEMS, too
  8. Solar Contractors Kill Geothermal Bill in Conference Committee
  9. Senators: Let Homeless Avoid Shelter on State Land
  10. Proposal: Tear Down park Restrooms to Get Rid of Homeless Drug Addicts
  11. Lesbian Harassment: Video shows off-duty Maui cop yelling, pushing sign-wavers
  12. Kauai: UK Guardian Spins More Utopian Anti-GMO Ignorance
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Friday, April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:09 PM :: 2149 Views
  1. Parents charged in 1997 death of ‘Peter Boy’
  2. DoH Announces Eight Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
  3. Hiding the Failure: DoE Gets Another Testing Waiver for Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools
  4. Status of Bills in Conference
  5. How a Bill Becomes a Law Part 3
  6. Duke Aiona Legislative Update April 28, 2016
  7. Audit: DHHL Hides Loan Delinquencies from Commissioners
  8. Carlisle: I want Rail to go to Hawaii Kai
  9. Budget: Yes to Wahiawa, Mental, Rentals, Homeless, and mini-Dole Deal – but no more for UH Cancer Center
  10. HB2740: Will Legislators Protect Patients Against HMSA Greed?
  11. 'TMT bill' would eliminate silly lower courts from appeals process
  12. How TMT Bill Would Affect NextEra Merger
  13. Council acts to widen input on wind projects
  14. Honolulu’s construction costs still the highest in the United States
  15. Students not fooled by Administrators’ tuition hike sales pitch
  16. City ethics body handles anonymous complaints
  17. Borreca: Ala Moana Upgrades Could be Excuse for Tax Hike
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
April 28, 3016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:39 PM :: 2742 Views
  1. Big Island 30 Days Without Dengue
  2. Hawaii: Two Anti-Gun Bills Enrolled to Governor
  3. Hawaii 3rd Most Expensive Home Health Care in U.S.
  4. City auditor accuses rail officials of intimidation
  5. The Hawaii House: Roadmap to Political Factions
  6. Telescope: Kashmir Being Evaluated as TMT Site
  7. HPD Chief Louis Kealoha Claims to Know Nothing About Investigation into ethics, corruption allegations
  8. Prosecutor Retaliates on HPD Officer Believed to be Behind Leaks
  9. HB2391: Legislators Approve Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out on Streets
  10. After Months of Wheedling, TAT Remains Exactly Where it Started
  11. East Hawaii Hospitals Next to Privatize?
  12. State Aims To Develop 22,500 Affordable Rental Housing Units in Decade
  13. Homeless Drug Addicts Dumping More dirty syringes in Oahu parks
  14. Enviros Becoming Dimly Aware that Wind Energy is a Fraud
  15. Guardian: Hawaii Agriculture to be Replaced with ‘Political Statement’
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:57 PM :: 1741 Views
  1. Federal Recognition: How ‘Super 8A’ Companies Make $800M by Doing Practically Nothing
  2. Hawaii: “The only state in which both legislative and executive branches are perceived to be very corrupt”
  3. Hawaii Lowest Property Taxes in USA
  4. HB2084: Your Insurance Rates Will Be Going up to Pay for Trannies
  5. Report: Hawaii Among Best in College Affordability
  6. Oshiro: Hi Tech Schemers Grab for Control of Wahiawa Hospital
  7. Good News! Legislators Reject High Tech Demand for $5M Cash
  8. HMSA Red Tape Sends Cardiac Patient to Emergency Room
  9. Solar Contractors Salivate over Cool Schools Plan
  10. Blank Geothermal bill moves to conference committee
  11. Adjusting low-income renters credit long overdue
  12. How Hawaii’s tax structure is hurting small businesses
  13. Farming inspires fantasies but requires viable funding
  14. Water Diversions: Resurrecting the Past
  15. DoH Website reveals 25 percent of Hawaii restaurants received yellow, red cards
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:09 PM :: 2264 Views
  1. Ewa Beach House Campaign: Stolen Signs, Bolt Cutters, and Confrontations with Police
  2. Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
  3. DBEDT: Housing Gobbles Up Hawaii Consumers Income
  4. Ige Signs Bill Requesting Obamacare Waiver for Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses ‘Birther’ Challenge To Ted Cruz Eligibility
  6. Hawaii ICA Bungles Hanalei River Eminent Domain Case?
  7. Problem Gambling? Hawaii 2nd-Worst in USA
  8. New Schools? Zero Guidance from DoE
  9. Lawmakers can’t hide their Jeff Stone connections
  10. Two months later, no action on Kahele leasehold
  11. Fevella: School construction should be based on student needs, not politics
  12. Without Knowing Which Cronies They are Rewarding, Legislators Mull Amendments to Marijuana Dispensary Law
  13. Legislators to Ige: Here’s $12M, the Homeless are Your Problem Now
  14. Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’
  15. Rail does not comply with flood-risk standards, group alleges
  16. Meet the Anti-GMO Scammers
  17. Homosexual Child Molesters Held Positions of Power and Influence for Decades in Hawaii
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Monday, April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 1555 Views
  1. Sec 280E: How the IRS Becomes Senior Partner in Marijuana Dispensaries
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 25, 2016
  3. Star-Advertiser Suddenly Decides to Notice that A&B Buys a Lot of Influence
  4. Two Election Reform Bills Near Approval
  5. Battery Scammers: We Want Tax Credits for us Not Rebates for our Customers
  6. Hawaii Salaries Low Compared to Other High-Cost Locations
  7. Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract
  8. Psychologist Debunks HB1072
  9. Agency to Hawaii Residents: Don't Hate on Tourists
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Sunday, April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 3319 Views
  1. Organically Growing Tax Credits
  2. EXPOSED: Another Hawaii State Senate President Owned and Operated by Jeff Stone
  3. Kenoi Lied About Pledge to Give Salary Increase to United Way
  4. At City Hall, lots of dancing around, less actual running
  5. Lease agreement approved for Maui hospitals
  6. Bernie Sanders is Democrats Donald Trump
  7. Jim Dooley Working on Second Book
  8. ACLU: Hawaii Police body-camera bill the best in the U.S.
  9. HPD: Officer didn’t get preferential treatment
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Saturday, April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 2090 Views
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 22, 2016
  2. Ilagan: Petition Against Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
  3. Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Moving Through Conference Committee Process
  4. What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?
  5. Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui
  6. The Ideology War: UH Law School Debates GMOs
  7. DoE Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
  8. Ige Extends Homelessness Emergency
  9. Hanabusa to use Rail as Political Stepping Stone?
  10. Rail to Start Digging up Dillingham in Late 2016—Massive Bus Delays Expected
  11. HECO Wants Ratepayers to Pay for Smart Meters
  12. A Decade Of Influence: A&B Has Given More Than $600K To Politicians
  13. Greenmailers Find New Way to Delay Telescope Hearing
  14. Soft on Crime: Six Felonies, Backpack full of Meth – 1 Week in Jail
  15. Homeless Use Iolani Palace as Outdoor Latrine
  16. Homeless Vandalize Church, Harass Preschoolers
  17. 500 Inquiries about Homeless’ Psychotic Behavior
  18. HCDA to Score Massive Windfall from ‘Affordable’ Housing
  19. Kahuku Wind Scheme – 656 foot Towers of Rusting Wind Junk
  20. Anti-GMO Activists Drench Environmentalism in Ignorance
  21. Kahoolawe Trust fund being depleted
  22. $4 Million OK’d For Fancy Waikiki Enviro Confab
  23. KCC: Another Univ Administrator Faces ‘No Confidence’
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Friday, April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 2036 Views
  1. SB2301: Legislators Vote $10M for Drunk Driver to Promote Rave Parties
  2. Hanabusa Named Chair of HART
  3. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  4. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  5. Zika: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to American Samoa
  6. Tulsi Gabbard Turns 35--Running for Vice President?
  7. 42-in Water Main? Hanabusa Caught Flatfooted on First Day as HART Chair
  8. Rail: Short Another $82M, Feds Threaten to Take Back $1.55B
  9. Hawaii’s Criminal Class ‘Embattled’
  10. Ethics chief must be independent
  11. Urgent?  Six Months later, UH regents remain undecided on a Cancer Center plan
  12. Caldwell Cracks Down on Crime in Chinatown:  Drugs? Prostitution? Gambling?  --  Nope, Its Illegal Gardening
  13. Outreach workers see growing number of homeless living in cars
  14. 19% of isle households not linked with internet

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
April 21, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 1545 Views
  1. Ige’s Secret Proclamation Used to Promote War on Other Side of the World
  2. HART Board: Colbert Matsumoto Appointed, Hanabusa Reappointed
  3. SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  4. McDermott, Fevella: Building a New School for Ewa Beach
  5. Supply Chain Optimization – Shipping Systems in Hawaii
  6. HB2501: A&B To Restore Eight Streams in East Maui
  7. Air Quality: Honolulu Makes ‘Cleanest Cities’ List
  8. The day when America moved toward becoming a global power
  9. HECO Milking Rail Project for Money?
  10. Blood Bank Milking Rail Project for Money?
  11. Council, Mayor Use Homeless as Budget Football
  12. Kakaako Sweeps Force 230 Homeless to Finally Accept Shelter 
  13. DoE Teacher Turnover 37%
  14. Judiciary’s Illegal Lobbying Machine Was Hidden in Plain Sight
  15. The Usual Procedural Grounds Underlie Challenge to Telescope Hearing Officer
  16. Public hearing on Maui property tax rates set for Wednesday
  17. Krazy Kauai: Ex-Prosecutor Iseri Threatens to ‘Expose’ Councilman
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 1969 Views
  1. Auditor: At First Only Hawai’i Free Press Noticed our Mauna Kea Report
  2. Chevron Signs Deal to Sell Hawaii Refinery, Stations
  3. The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
  4. State Accepting Applications for free Pre-K classes
  5. SB2954: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Conference Committee Hearing Wednesday
  6. Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
  7. Federal Rail Audit Coming Soon
  8. Don Horner Scapegoat
  9. Ernie Martin Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
  10. Rail: Only Aiona can Claim Purity
  11. Hawaii County GET hike draws more fire
  12. Larded With Cronies, Hawaii County Council Refuses to Discuss Kenoi
  13. Another HPD Officer Arrested
  14. DoE: Honolulu Rail Can be a Money-Spinner for Us
  15. Tokuda: We Save the Cookies Until the End
  16. Banks Rack Up Megaprofits on Affordable Housing Tax Credits
  17. Wisdom: Church would house homeless in Individual Hard-Wall Shelters
  18. Ignorance: Council, Mayor Agree on Plan to Set up Two Festering Tent Cities for Homeless 
  19. PHOCUSED: Just Give Us Money
  20. 1 In 8 Hawaii Middle Schoolers Say They’ve Attempted Suicide
  21. Transsexual Agenda for Hawaii Schools
  22. Homosexual Child Molesters Seek Special Homeless Shelter to Keep Their Victims Clean and Fresh
  23. Schizophrenic Policy: City Denies Grant To Program Helping Mentally Ill Homeless People
  24. Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school
  25. A Hawaii Uber Driver Has Been Charged With Raping a Teenage Passenger
  26. The Rescue Game
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 PM :: 1591 Views
  1. US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
  2. DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
  3. Guam Justice--34 Years After Mayor’s Land Grab
  4. Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could End Disease Transmission
  5. America’s First Freedom: Trouble In Paradise
  6. Kenoi recommends general excise tax hike
  7. House, Senate Set To Negotiate Budget
  8. Mauna Kea Anti-Telescope Protesters Re-use Successful Haleakala Strategy
  9. ESSA gives Ige (HSTA) a new way to push education agenda
  10. Hawaii lawmakers look to audit civil asset forfeiture unit
  11. Looming Fight Over Importing LNG into Hawaii
  12. What really happened at the ʻAha, part V
  13. Calvin Say: Taxpayers Subsidize Tourism with $143M Each Year
  14. When Anti-Superferry Protesters are in Charge,  Snorkelers Die
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Monday, April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 1706 Views
  1. Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
  2. Senate Passes more than 250 Bills on Second Crossover
  3. House Passes More than 100 Senate Bills on Final Crossover
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 18, 2016
  5. ‘Rail Is The Issue’ In Mayoral Election, Says Kirk Caldwell
  6. HNN: Rail Audit Doesn’t Connect the Dots
  7. Mainstreaming  Creates Lots of HSTA Jobs
  8. Hi Tech Scammers Want Another $6M from Taxpayers
  9. Ethics director poised to take over as state auditor
  10. Mediator’s Biases Behind Collapse of Pesticide Panel
  11. SB2196: Independent Review Panel for Police Killings
  12. Police allegedly ignore rules in colleague’s DUI
  13. Will medical marijuana be ready to sell?
  14. Victory for Local Food: Hawaii Longliners Buy NMI Quota – Will Keep Fishing
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Sunday, April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 2146 Views
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 15, 2016
  2. Shadow Boxing with Jones Act Strawmen
  3. Handgun Ban: Northern Mariana Islands Flout Court Ruling
  4. Second Crossover—Bills Head for Conference Committee
  5. Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
  6. Planned Parenthood Resolution Passes Last Committee
  7. Begging for a Piece of the Hotel Room Tax Pie
  8. Shady Dealings
  9. DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
  10. Billy Kenoi Held up as Role Model for Teens
  11. Caldwell should be blamed for sugarcoating rail costs
  12. Dirty: Ernie Martin Faces off Against Voters Who Aren’t Fooled by Homeless Tent Cities
  13. Rep Chris Lee, Solar Contractors Behind Blank Geothermal Bill
  14. Green Energy Schemers Upset over Cool Schools Plan
  15. Geothermal energy from Kona, Maui, Oahu?
  16. There’s nothing simple about Airbnb’s proposal
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Saturday, April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 1874 Views
  1. Full Text: Honolulu Audit Report on Rail
  2. Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
  3. Honolulu Average Monthly Rent Jumps 7.28%
  4. Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Heading for Conference Committee
  5. Does the EITC Reduce Savings Among the Poor?
  6. Hawaii Republican State Convention Set for May 21
  7. Rail: Project planners engage in “strategic misrepresentation”
  8. Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director
  9. TMT opponents seek hearings officer’s removal
  10. Thoughtlessly Signing ‘Organic Farmland Initiative’
  11. OHA to Obama: Expand Tuna Monument
  12. HD14: Teacher Running as Republican
  13. High cost of doing business in Hawaii expected to drive up pot prices
  14. HECO Pressures Solar Customers to Buy Batteries
  15. HOPE Probation for 24-Time Loser Leads to Double Stabbing
  16. Former state worker indicted for embezzlement
  17. Sex Harassment Training Ordered At DOT
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Friday, April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 4558 Views
  1. IHS: City-Funded Homeless Programs Meeting Goals
  2. Duke Aiona Legislative Update April 13, 2016
  3. States Employ Temporary Workers, But Often Know Little About Them
  4. Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture
  5. Ward: Firearms Bill Violates Federal Law
  6. IHS: City-Funded Homeless Programs Meeting Goals
  7. Brown Hands
  8. Ige Appoints Task Force on ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’
  9. DBEDT Profiles Hawaii Non-English Speaking Population
  10. Flustered Grabauskas’ Rambling Diatribe: A Ridiculous Joke – Lots of Violations
  11. The Sovereignty Divide: Waihee vs Cayetano
  12. After Running Hospital into Ground, HGEA Demands $40M Severance Package
  13. Cool Schools Becomes Christmas Tree for Green Energy Schemers
  14. Con-Jobs and Scams Heading for Conference Committee
  15. Hawaii Is One Step Away From Taking a Close Look at Decriminalizing All Types of Drugs
  16. Ranchers have expressed interest in HC&S Land, but farmers are few
  17. Anti-GMO Candidate Rosenstiel Against ‘Dumb Locals’
  18. Zika Findings Require Immediate Federal, State Response
  19. Obama Gives Hawaii DoE, HSTA New Way to Evade Accountability
  20. HuHonua: High Tech Schemers Jump on Board Failed Biomass Burner
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 1870 Views
  1. Who’s Giving a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Nai Aupuni?
  2. Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Pass Floor Vote
  3. Chief Justice Appoints Darien W.L. Ching Nagata as Hawaii Island District Court Judge
  4. Jones Act: A new fight and a new argument
  5. Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed
  6. Federal Grant Backs New Honolulu Homeless Court
  7. Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
  8. Bloomberg: Hawaii Republicans Have Responsibility to Challenge Schatz
  9. Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Case Before 9th Circuit May 4
  10. Kauai GE Tax Hike decision delayed
  11. Maui Budget: Rates, Fees, and Fuel Taxes Going Up
  12. HB1581: Since All Development Issues are Settled in the Courts, Lets Just Get to it Already
  13. What To Do With The Tax Sinkhole That Is Honolulu Rail?
  14. City Councilman wants to turn city's Sand Island homeless shelter into parking lot
  15. Health Beat: Cutting Corners with Primary Care Doctors
  16. Tax Credit Giveaway for Solar Battery Scammers
  17. City Charter Change Would Let Lobbyists Give More Gifts
  18. Don Horner Leaving Hawaii BOE
  19. Lawsuit: Homosexual Child Molester ‘Active in Gay Community’
  20. Soft on Crime: 24 Priors Out on Street Allegedly Kills Farrington HS Football Player
  21. In wake of promotion controversy, HPD to name new assistant chief
  22. UFCW Pitches Unionized Cannabis Dispensaries
  23. HNL #1 for Runway Incursions
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:39 PM :: 2020 Views
  1. Full Text: Resigning Horner vs Martin–HECO vs HART
  2. Hawaii 2nd Highest Overall Tax Burden in USA
  3. Video: The Christian Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  4. Hawaii Featured in 2016 Congressional Pig Book
  5. Auditor: Kahoolawe Trust Fund Gone After 20 years Without a Plan
  6. State Revenues From Gambling: Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Disappointment
  7. After Horner Ouster, Rail Will Only Get Worse
  8. Hawaii High Taxes Killing the Poor—Literally
  9. Cigarette Tax Rejected
  10. GMOs: Trying to work with social justice warriors on the new left is like trying to wash your hands with crap
  11. DoE Siphons Ratepayers Taxes--Next Pot of Gold for Green Energy Schemers
  12. Batteries: Another $50M for Green Energy Schemers
  13. Scam Coming: House Passes Geothermal Shell Bill
  14. Legislators May Strip Millions Of Hotel Tax Dollars From Honolulu
  15. Lawmakers may soon create a task force to reform our grossly inadequate lobbying laws
  16. Billy Kenoi is a Sexist—Why Didn’t Anybody Say Anything Until Now?
  17. Bill Passes to Release 100s of Criminals so they can do it again
  18. The Wilding: Honolulu’s Last Experiment With Homeless Tent City Led to Stabbings, Robberies
  19. Homeless Refusing Shelter to be Cleared from State, HCDA Property
  20. English, Shimabukuro Push $95K Grass Huts for Homeless
  21. Airbnb Claims 10,000 TVRs in Hawaii
  22. Big Anti-Tobacco Bought off Hawaii County Council Chair?
  23. Hawaii product exports increase 31% in 2015
  24. Officer acquitted in trial is under review by HPD
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 2223 Views
  1. National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
  2. Senator Sam Slom to Undergo Heart Surgery
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted April 11, 2016
  4. ACLU: Legal Tools to Keep the Homeless, Homeless in Honolulu
  5. Rep Takai Again Calls for Military in Hawaii Reapportionment
  6. Slom hits Bad Bills—Reckless, Wasteful Legislation
  7. Don’t Let the Opt-Out of Common Core Testing Movement Fool You
  8. Rail: What are we going to do with this Turkey?
  9. One Down, One to Go:  Caldwell, Hanabusa Take Aim at Grabauskas
  10. US Hedge Fund Sues over Hitachi/Ansaldo deal
  11. SB2816: Clear Homeless Drug Addicts Out of Boat Harbors, Freeways
  12. Supreme Court decision could impact Hawaii election districts
  13. Pesticide Report Group Unravels
  14. DOT backs ferry feasibility study
  15. FORMER OHA TRUSTEE -  DONʻT RATIFY THE NA`I AUPUNI CONSTITUTION
  16. HPD fires recruits, reassigns officers after cheating scandal
  17. Missteps with Arnold will guide UH on Ganot raise
  18. Governor extends emergency period to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses
  19. Honolulu Middle Class Life Expectancy 3 Years Less than US Average
  20. Will ‘pot’ become too pricey? Some fear dispensaries will limit access and be cost-prohibitive
  21. Hawaii drug treatment centers see opiate addictions soar
  22. Hawaii DoE Targeted:  Parent Demands 2nd-Grade Tranny be Treated as Female
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Monday, April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 1445 Views
  1. Rail Chaos in Honolulu
  2. Hawaii: Five Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Floor Votes This Week
  3. Legislative Deadlines: Second Decking, Third Reading
  4. First Head Rolls—Horner Resigns as HART Chair
  5. Rail Audit to be Released Friday
  6. Sand Island Homeless Center Moves Only 25 to Permanent Housing 
  7. ‘A Bum Job:’ Trust In Honolulu’s Police Commission Crumbles
  8. Institutionalized Fear: ‘Climate Change Office’ to be Written into Honolulu County Charter?
  9. Handy bill digest for Senate-side bills in Hawaii state legislature
  10. Money and Honorifics: Ige Gives Enviros What they Want
  11. Lawsuit: OSHA Office Overseeing Hawaii Buried Whistleblowers
  12. Lawsuit takes aim at HCC student fees
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:12 PM :: 2194 Views
  1. Hawaii Fuel Tax: Schizophrenia in Motion
  2. Another $800M Shortfall for Rail
  3. PUC is 2-1 In Favor of Next Era?
  4. Ige has failed to lead state out of homelessness pickle
  5. Homeless shelter occupancy rates a lousy measure of success
  6. Sierra Club: Land Use Policy Must Serve Needs of Tourism Industry by Packing the Little People into the Smallest Possible Spaces
  7. New HMSA Plan – Pay Doctors More for Doing Less
  8. With $1.7B on the Line, HSTA Cranks up Heat Hype Again
  9. HECO Renewable Plan: Ratepayer Funded Smart Grid, Taxpayer Subsidized Electric Cars
  10. Hawaii wind turbines kill petrel, shearwater, nene and bats
  11. Bill to allow legislators to take jobs at UH goes to senators
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Saturday, April 09, 2016
April 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 1668 Views
  1. DoH: Marijuana Dispensary Selection May be Delayed
  2. NEM Lawsuits: Rooftop Solar companies will play only if the game is stacked in their favor
  3. 9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. City Council Chose near impossible Dillingham Blvd. rail route
  6. Does DHHL Know What it is Doing?
  7. Telescope Techs Visit Mexico, Spain After Hawaii Rejection
  8. Cocaine use on rise but pot still tops list
  9. Economist on Kauai: Poisonous debates rage around pesticides and those using them
  10. Isle solar industry could reach cap by 2017
  11. Hawaii Only State Without Excessive Lead in Water
  12. Four File for Open HD14 Seat
  13. Hawaii 5th Lowest In Fed Funding For Homeless
  14. Faculty No Confidence in KCC Chancellor
  15. Hawaii Air Guard and active-duty members are back from the fight
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Friday, April 08, 2016
April 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 1871 Views
  1. 9th Circuit Judges Consider Blocking Maui Hospital Privatization
  2. Ilagan: I Oppose Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
  3. No Specific Reason
  4. Ige Announces Nominees for Board of Education, Land Use Commission
  5. Caldwell, Omidyar Pressure North Carolina, Mississippi to Allow Trannies into Womens’ Bathrooms
  6. Secret Rail Audit Shows $250M Cost Overrun at Just One Station
  7. Hawaii Carbon Trading Scheme: Double Counting, Excessive Profits
  8. Top-Level deputy sheriffs headed to class because they lack law enforcement training
  9. Hawaii Hospitals: The reality is mostly gloomy
  10. Obamacare Rules force Competitors to Pay HMSA $15M – One Goes Bankrupt
  11. State-Owned Agriculture Scheme Worth $107M? 
  12. With Gay Inc Focused on Marriage and Trannies in the Bathroom, Everybody is Forgetting about AIDS
  13. Drug Addicts’ Camp Harasses Cyclists
  14. Kauai Marijuana dispensary applicant partners with UFCW
  15. Communist Acquitted Killer to be Honored by UH Manoa Today
  16. Drivers frustrated with months-long wait at the DMV
  17. Schatz: I Have No Solution for High Cost of Living in Hawaii
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Thursday, April 07, 2016
Letters to the Editor, April, 2016
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:56 PM :: 2292 Views
Ilagan: I Oppose Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
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Thursday, April 07, 2016
April 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1921 Views
  1. Power Struggle: OHA Chair Robert Lindsey Hospitalized After Stroke
  2. Senator Sam Slom Undergoes Hospital Testing
  3. Full Text: State Supreme Court Decides to allow Koa Ridge to be Built
  4. What Does Evenwel v. Abbott Mean For "One Person, One Vote?"
  5. The Future of Farming on Maui
  6. Guam Can't Duck Suit Over Native Land Grab
  7. Does Legalizing Marijuana Mean You Can Drive Stoned?
  8. Hawaii Tax Freedom Day April 19
  9. GAO: Hawaii’s COFA migrant cost math inaccurate
  10. Honolulu Police Commission Explains How it Pretends to Not Know About FBI Kealoha Investigation
  11. Blue Flu: Police Sickout Protests Overtime Piggybacking Crackdown
  12. No Re-Branding the HPD’s Crazy Criminal Wrongdoing
  13. Sandwich Isles Can’t Shake Taint of Criminal Al Hee
  14. Pot of Gold: Caldwell, Council Continue to Grab for Homeless Funding
  15. A Cool Million Was Spent Lobbying Hawaii Lawmakers In Two Months
  16. English, Sakai Enjoy Communist-Funded Junket During Session
  17. Zika Coming: What Will Anti-Pesticide Activists Do Then?
  18. HB2707: Nurses Can Certify Dopers in Hawaii
  19. Why The Presidential Race Is Not That Relevant To Our Lives
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
April 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 1775 Views
  1. USDA on Dengue Mosquito Eradication -- Organic Farms Will NOT Lose Certification
  2. SB2954: Hawaii to Join FBI Biometric Database?
  3. UH Professors Banned from Sex with Students
  4. Rule Changes: DHHL Releases Beneficiary Consultation Report
  5. Rail officials: Tax extension may not be enough to cover project's rising costs
  6. Hawaii County Council Sets Hearing for GE Tax Hike
  7. Hawaii Needs State-Run Presidential Primary
  8. Telescope: Did State take Shortcuts or are the Judges Just Making it up as they go Along?
  9. HB2501 Secretly Amended to Strip Water from HC&S
  10. SB2559: Performance Contracts for Homeless Shelters
  11. Entire State Runs on Temporary Hires
  12. Honolulu Zoo Tangled up in Caldwell’s Red Tape
  13. Kenoi Speech to Kona Chamber-Nobody Asks about Criminal Charges
  14. Scheming to Grab More SPED Megabucks, DoE Pushes ‘Inclusion’—Claims Everybody Agrees
  15. DoE: $1.7B to Cover Hot Schools Hype
  16. Police reform measures Pass House Finance Committee
  17. Oahu judge will preside over case involving Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi
  18. Star-Advertiser Sues to Keep Court Records Open to the Public
  19. Push is on For Massive Property Tax Hike

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
April 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 2755 Views
  1. Taxpayer Return on Investment: Hawaii Ranks 48th
  2. Evenwel Ruling: States May, not Must, Count Everyone In Reapportionment
  3. Ige Boosts DHHL Funding to $23.5M–Still Short of Court Order
  4. Auditor: Every Special Fund Proposed in 2016 Legislature out of Compliance
  5. Full Text: Honolulu Issues 2016 Citizen-Centric Report
  6. College Readiness: How did your school Do?
  7. Report Shows City Ethics Director Suspended for Exposing Illegal Rail Votes
  8. Aiona, Carlisle, Martin, Caldwell for Mayor, 2016?
  9. Caldwell, Martin Pretend to be Concerned About Mounting Rail Costs
  10. Star-Adv: We Will Start Covering Kealoha Grand Jury Investigation
  11. Kauai: Anti-Antis Show up in Force
  12. HB2501: Bill Saving Maui Ag Water Heading for Conference Committee
  13. Students Not Fooled by UH Tuition Hike Sales Pitch
  14. Hawaii County Employees Rack up $13.2M Overtime as Retirement Approaches
  15. Hawaii Smart Grids: Smart Investments or a Smart Diversion
  16. Hawaii Bill would Allow Police to Clear Meth Addicts’ Camps off State Property
  17. Proposal would bolster mental health services for chronically homeless
  18. Visitor to women's prison beat up inmates when Guard Accused of Drug-Smuggling left post
  19. HPD Officer Accused of DUI Hit n Run
  20. Hawaii is Last ‘Easy’ State for Paid Family Leave
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Monday, April 04, 2016
April 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 3177 Views
  1. Charges: Kenoi Tampering, Lying
  2. Criminal: Hee’s Company Asks DHHL to Certify it to Receive Federal Megabucks
  3. Evenwel Unanimous
  4. State Defense Department Salaries
  5. PR Hype on HECO $340M ‘Smart’ Grid Plan
  6. Hawaii Gas slashes LNG costs by a third
  7. Kauai Council Decides to Keep Island Traffic Jammed
  8. Hawaii’s Trifecta of GMO Cases May Be Heard By Appeals Court In June
  9. Surfrider Sewage Scheme to Stop Dairy Farm?
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Sunday, April 03, 2016
April 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:19 PM :: 2307 Views
  1. Low Real Property Tax Is a Bad Thing?
  2. State Saves $32M by refinancing general obligation bonds
  3. After Sanders: Will Progressives Re-Take Control of Hawaii Democratic Party?
  4. Sanders Vote: ‘A true cross-section of Kauai, heavily populated by healers, anti-GMO activists, anti-vaccine partisans’
  5. ‘Stop the Bleeding’: After Rail Tax Hike, Another $695M Shortfall Announced
  6. HART Schemes to Make Middle Street Cut off Impossible
  7. Superferry, Telescope, Next Era
  8. Telescope Protesters Protest Way Hearing Officer Selected
  9. PHOCUSED Using Homeless to Grub for Money in Legislature
  10. DLNR Backs Small Boat Harbor Privatization Bill
  11. Counties push to increase share of transient accommodations tax revenue
  12. Thanks to Rep Andria Tupola, DoT Finally Getting Around to Solving Nanakuli Traffic Jam
  13. Hawaii DoE Has Most Counselors Per Capita of Any School District
  14. Latest Eco-Hype for the Gullible: Radar Destroys Reefs
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Saturday, April 02, 2016
April 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 2228 Views
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 1, 2016
  2. DLNR Finally Gets Around to Appointing Mauna Kea Hearing Officer
  3. For California Teacher Taking on Unions, Supreme Court Ruling Isn’t the End of Her Case
  4. SB 2618: Ferry Feasibility Study
  5. HB2707: Last Chance to Testify on Marijuana Omnibus Package
  6. Economist: GE Taxes Favor Big Business
  7. Valuing the Jones Act Fleet
  8. Hawaii Family Advocates Legislative Week in Review
  9. Republican Appointments to Hawaii State Boards and Commissions
  10. Dubanoski Appointed to Judicial Selection Commission
  11. Northern Mariana Judge Strikes Down Last Handgun Ban in USA
  12. Hawaii Urged to Prepare for Zika at CDC Summit
  13. ‘Evidence of Corruption’ -- Federal grand jury looking at HPD chief, wife
  14. Embattled police department spending $100K to improve image
  15. Rally for Marsy’s Law
  16. Big Island judges won’t hear Kenoi case
  17. What really happened at the ʻAha, part IV
  18. HECO Pipedream: 21% of Renewables from Rusting Offshore Wind Junk
  19. Wahiawa Hospital hard-Hit by Medicare Pay Cuts, MD Shortage
  20. Anti-GMO Activists Exploit Parents of Autistic Children
  21. Will Hawaii’s Tuna Fleet be Shut Down Again?
  22. Road extension could bring historical Ewa train rides to an end
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Friday, April 01, 2016
April 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 2375 Views
  1. Marsy’s Law for Crime Victims Rights: Rally at Capitol Friday
  2. The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
  3. Feds Gain Control over 157,000 Acres in Maui County
  4. Interior Department Funding ‘Self-Determination’ in US Virgin Islands
  5. HTA: Visitor Spending up 1.2% for February
  6. Tutu Bert’s House to serve Homeless Discharged from Queen’s Hospital
  7. Jones Act Exemption Missing from Puerto Rico Relief Bill
  8. Hawaiian Electric Proposes $340M Rate Hike, Blames Smart Grids
  9. Honolulu officers testify before grand jury investigating police chief, wife
  10. State letting TMT slip away
  11. Borreca: After Ige Loses TMT, Big Island Will Turn Against Him
  12. Hawaii County Council to mull 12.5% GE Tax Hike 
  13. ASUH calls for Jones Act exemption
  14. Hawaii Democrats ‘Discover’ Yet Another Superdelegte to give to Hillary
  15. 80% of Maui Residents will get Zika
  16. 0.3% of Homeless Using Hygiene Center Accept Housing Referral
  17. Hawaii County: Next Era Merger Fails to Protect Ratepayers
  18. Another Act221 Tax Credit Company Failing
  19. Caldwell Plants to Fire TVR Inspectors, Blames Council
  20. “Kirk Caldwell, please sit down”
  21. On Leave With Pay After Sex Assault Charge, Maui Teacher Now Charged with ‘sexting’ to juvenile
  22. 385 Laid off as Yet Another Hotel Goes Condo
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