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Monday, May 31, 2010
May 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 3513 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Memorial Day Commemorations: Punchbowl, Magic Island

Ed Case quits race: “Dream of a better way forward” crushed by Hawaii Democrat old boys (again)

Case “unity” statement: “Colleen, I don’t hate you…”

Case stuns with withdrawal from Hawaii congressional primary

Local community helps with lei shortage at Punchbowl

Shapiro: Furloughs over, but our black eye lives on

Donovan Dela Cruz opens campaign headquarters

Ranking of top cities calls Honolulu best in the U.S.

Thielen: Water decision meets most demands

Kalapa: Don't overlook obvious approach to reduce government spending

Baldwin principal says letter to parents is reason for probe

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Sunday, May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 3174 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Lingle: Hawaii economy recovering thanks to collaboration and sacrifice

Hawaii Democrats focus on suicide, taxes, and gay marriage

Memorial Day: Residents respond to request for lei donation

ADV: Charles Djou Our man in Washington

Hawaii Democrats facing contentious primary fights

Hawaii Democrat Chair: “We were counting our chickens before they hatched”

Ed Case: No booth at Dem Convention

SB: Hawaii needs bold leadership  (Begging Democrats not to self-destruct)

Time to ease up on UH tuition increases

Hawaii eases limit on number of new charter schools

Hawaii's interisland airfares settling down: Hawaiian wielding control of cost after 5 years of volatility

Honolulu furloughs may hit Hanauma Bay, park programs

Courts Move To Collect Unpaid Bail

State seeks stimulus fund accounting from County

Pahoa: Chalk graffiti spurs suspensions

Civil Beat is too civil

Sarcasm leads Djou to claim political attack  (SB covers for Barney Frank)

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Saturday, May 29, 2010
May 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 3566 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Kaauwai: Hannemann supports HB444 gay civil unions

Lingle: Hannemann was AWOL on Superferry

Rep. Djou joins House Budget, Armed Services Committees

SB: How far can Hawaii Democrat Convention go without blowing up?  Dem Chair worries party is about to shoot self in head

CB: Mufi v. Neil in 1986: The Bloody First Round

Mayoral Election Sept 18, Prosecutor Nov 2

Councilman Rod Tam Under Campaign Probe

Council to fill seat Thursday

Dems seek to change election law after Djou wins

Hawaii Dems 2008 Resolution: US Reps should live in their own district

Senate confirms Miyamoto as U.S. Marshal for Hawaii

Prosecutors say new Hawaii sex trafficking law unnecessary

SB: U.S. must help improve Pacific islanders' health

Hawaii ranks 44th in driver knowledge

Snobs: Honolulu Council To Consider Total Fireworks Ban

Last day for St. Joseph School

Kauai Farm-worker housing abuse discussed

WHT: Feds intervene after Hawaii Co. Police arrest Census taker

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Friday, May 28, 2010
May 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 4051 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Greenwood Mafia grabs two power positions in UH system

Good News: A small elite no longer runs Hawaii -- Bad News: Mufi thinks he can change that

Lingle: Council on Revenues forecasting improved revenue collections

Finnegan: ACT 144 Lifts Charter Cap but reduces Charter funding

Aiona: “Hawaii can’t afford Hannemann”

Kaauwai: Hannemann is train wreck for Hawaii

CB: Can Hawaii Democrats Unite At Weekend Convention?

Hannemann already hinting at run for Senate promises “a full four year term”, criticizes Abercrombie for quitting House

HNN: War of words underway in Hawaii gubernatorial race

HNN: Abercrombie vs. Hannemann: a rematch 24 years in the making

Hannemann "willing to be persecuted”

Mayor Hannemann's Bid For Governor Creates Domino Effect

Kenoi rejects lt. gov. rumors

Isle taxes highest in state -- and going higher

Budget Veto? Maui Mayor warns of cuts to public services

What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar?

Gay Murder at Ilikai Hotel

Hawaii Civil Union Law May Lead to Tax Increase

House votes to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay service members (Djou, Hirono vote with majority)

National Coverage on Djou Election

 

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Friday, May 28, 2010
Letters to the Editor May, 2010
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:13 AM :: 6468 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

 

Bullying up and down the DoE Chain of Command 

Chase Dem Politicians  

Sex Trafficking Legislation May Be Vetoed by Governor! Your support is needed! 

Hawaii County: “This is not the time to raise taxes” 

Democrat Candidate: DJOU VICTORY SHOWS THAT A MAJORITY OF HAWAII VOTERS ARE STILL SEEKING CHANGE 

Sign stealing, thugs ruin integrity of elections and campaigns

Gay Marriage: Levinson’s Reducto ad Absurdum

Anti-Superferry Lawyer defends Maui ‘Single Member District’ scheme

Victory over protectionism: Hawaii GMO Papaya could soon be sold in Japan

SB2646 Surfing Reserves

220 say no to Koa Ridge development

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
May 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 PM :: 3857 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Rep. Djou co-sponsors Balanced Budget Amendment

Lingle cites recovery as State Tax refunds pump $64M into economy

Cook Political Report: "Hawaii Democrats are a mess"

Hannemann announces run for governor's seat

LINGLE vs ADV: Duke Aiona a wise, trusted partner

Shapiro: Democrats may find it tough to oust Djou

School Furloughs Not Over Yet

Hawaii schools adopting national curriculum standards

Say should be lauded for tenant support (Musubigate)

Ethics panel report faults chief Mollway's work habits

Hawaii transsexuals, Libertarians speak up in defense of human trafficking

Hawaii's biggest solar farm proposed for Mililani fields

Hoku near polysilicon output

UH-Hilo plans on 7,000 enrollment by 2020

Civic movement: W. Hawaii center progressing

Hawaii labor director quits to run for prosecutor

Deputy sheriff pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child

OHA takes another bite out of Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, 10,000 upcountry water users

Hawaii still leads U.S. with highest rate of mixed marriages

Joe Sestak's lying--or he's protecting a felon in Barack Obama's White House

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:03 PM :: 3294 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: Djou introduced to Congress by Rep. Hirono, sworn in

Ed Case: “Colleen’s goal was not to beat Charles….We can expect far more of the same”

National Democrats portray Dan Inouye as Republican plaything

Campaign message strategy: How the Case was closed

Unique deal brings an end to Hawaii's school furlough crisis

DoE at work: School may close despite academic turnaround

Principal hailed for turnaround at Maui Waena

At least 5 seek to succeed Djou (includes gay marriage activist)

Rego: Civil Unions= Gay Marriage

Governor hears from supporters of civil unions bill

Sexy dance after $40 drinks was not prostitution, high court rules

4,000 fridges sell on first day of $250 stimulus rebate program

SB: Investigate Hale Kipa

Vandals Cut Down 400 Papaya Trees

Yagong: Revoke authority to sell Hamakua land

Kauai CRC weighs questions for 2010 election (term limits for Council?)

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 4277 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

 

National Dems: Dump Hanabusa AND Case

1986: A good omen for Charles Djou

Campaign message strategy: How the Case was closed

Cataluna: Would both of them rather see Djou keep the job????

Democrat ADV: Some familiar messages in special election

Djou DC bound, council seeks replacement

HNN online survey: Do you think Charles Djou will be able to win in November?

Abercrombie begins TV ads in governor's race

$1.82B city operating budget for Honolulu advances

Governor Lingle holds roundtables on civil unions bill

Civil unions would have little economic impact, study finds

Deal will allow Chinese bank-card users to access funds via Bankoh's network

Stream study pushes for more water restoration

Hawaii home-care horror tales underscore risk to elderly

ADV: Premium Plus plan nudges employers

Honolulu Police officer waives first court appearance

Crime on Oahu rises 4.5 percent

Close one school and open a door

Kamehameha Schools plans $118M redevelopment of Kapalama campus

State Clears Up Solar Credit Confusion

Lawmakers have cut all funding to troubled Aloha Tower Development Corp.

SB: Molokai veterans awaiting center deserve better

200 Wahiawa Soldiers To Join Afghanistan Surge

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Monday, May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 3692 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

American Thinker: Hawaii Republican Djou Heads for Congress: 67% Reject Inouye Machine

HFP: Special Election Polls vs Reality: Measuring culture of retaliation?

SB: Djou win reflects unrest of voters

Djou wins 17 out of 24 Districts, many outside traditional GOP areas

ADV: Election results show Djou's appeal outside East Honolulu

Analysis: Civil Beat Poll Points To Dems' November Dilemma

Hours Until Hawaii Congressman-Elect Djou Sworn In

The Price Tag Of A Seat In Congress: $12.31 Per Vote

Shapiro: Economic turnaround feels close

Hawaii economic agency slow to spend stimulus: Sluggish procurement processes, complexity of energy reform blamed

Hawaii's Medicaid switch produces mixed results

Honolulu ranked near bottom in housing affordability

Honolulu Police officer to make initial court appearance

Co-op provides update on seabirds, legal costs: KIUC rates to go up next month

Molokai vets rankled by county's delay of center  (4 years to get permit)

It's a no-brainer to preserve surfing

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Sunday, May 23, 2010
May 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 2471 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

67% of voters reject machine candidate Hanabusa: Djou heads for Congress with bright prospects for November reelection

Honolulu: Chris Wong announces bid to take Rod Tam’s Council seat

State Water Commission to decide if OHA destroys State’s last sugar cane plantation

Charles Djou elected to Congress: Hawaii’s first Republican in 20 years

Republican candidate Duke Aiona opens Oahu headquarters

ADV: Looking for some more heft from Aiona (Democrat Advertiser prepares new anti-Aiona riff for use by Abercrombie, Hannemann)

Council to pick Djou's successor

Kauai: Mayor signs open density bill

Isle condo boards get creative to obtain fees

Honolulu airport's old commuter terminal will be replaced in modernization plan

City delays cleanup of its debris in stream

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
May 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 AM :: 2755 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Special race draws 50% of voters

New Congressional Hawaii Poll Shows Djou Slightly Ahead of Democratic Rivals

Rivals in special election find that traditional rules of campaigning don't apply (Hanabusa blames media for publishing polls)

Civil-unions factions weigh in: Governor to meet with advocates, opponents of bill awaiting signature

Regents OK new hires at Hilo, Manoa (Gay mafia picks a Don, Broken Trust figure to lobby Leg)

Isle Democrats can no longer rely on party loyalty  (Gay Marriage?)

Aiona: Hawaii's future lies in space exploration

SB: CEO of Planned Parenthood Hawaii believes comprehensive sex-ed is vital to students' health

Human Trafficking Bill Threatens Strip Club Industry, says transsexual

Shakedown: Labor Union Sues Over Hotel Redevelopment Project

Hawaii state tax director Kurt Kawafuchi leaving his post

VOUCHERS: OHA education grants could yield useful data

Students arrested in bomb blast at Lanai High School

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Friday, May 21, 2010
May 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 3298 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

WSJ: Paradise Lost? A Project in Hawaii Stumbles (Hokulia to be auctioned)

Hawaii Week in Shanghai: Governor to lead delegation to China, Japan

Special Election Polls close Saturday: Djou pushes voter turnout

AtomicMonkey responds: “Some of us work for the City…we proudly stand by description of Abercrombie as ‘flailing gasbag’” 

Hawaii's state tax refunds will start going out today

Factcheck.org hits Djou ad

UH Professors Guaranteed Raises Despite Economy / UH considers tuition hike

Half Of Lawmakers' Children Attend Private Schools

Hawaii could get $91M for school jobs under bill now in Congress

CB: 2 million acres of windmills for Hawaii?

Special-election turnout at 48% as deadline looms

It's punishment that doesn't fit the crime

Secrecy: State won’t release name of isle school in H1N1 outbreak

Aina Lea wants 2,722 units, lodge and commercial OK

Kauai: New increased fees take toll

Hawaii surf reserves proposal may be revived by governor

Tea Party stir over remarks on civil rights by Rand Paul

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Thursday, May 20, 2010
May 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 3063 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lt Gov Aiona announces 1,000 summer jobs for youth 

Vote counting begins as candidates make final pleas

ADV: Reviewing rail, jamming up the mayor (Abercrombie rag tries to pit Mufi vs Lingle after Cayetano attacks)

City Re-evaluating Parking Practices

Hawaii Charter School Review Panel Lifts Moratorium on New Charter School Applications

DOE officials say public schools safe despite Kalani High stabbing

The state of meth: Hawaii's ice epidemic has been driven down

SB: Health-subsidy jobs initiative full of positives

OHA’s Water shakedown: USGS releases report on Na Wai Eha

Astronomic cash cow?  OHA’s $50M shake-down continues

CB: Clean Energy Splits Environmentalists

KIUC indicted for endangered species law violations

CB: Civil Unions will make us rich, rich, rich!!! (well not quite)

Legal threat delays ethics vote

Pickup truck resolution rejected

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
May 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 PM :: 3782 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie team: Hannemann admin “intentionally violating Public Procurement Code”

Mufi site alleges Abercrombie’s chief fundraiser at center of Harris’ “pay-for-play” scandals

VIDEO: Aiona, Finnegan team up on electric vehicles, refrigerator rebates

Lingle: Revenues up, State to issue tax refunds early

Full Text: Hawaii GOP resolution calls for veto of HB444

EIS, cost concerns could derail construction plans

Honolulu rail tax revenue falling short of predicted growth

It ain't over until it's over — twice

SB Hypocrisy: Voter turnout must rise

Shapiro: Lingle shows a card on civil unions

Parents' triple tragedy informs plea for civil unions law

DePledge: Reserved

HMSA lands back in black for 1st quarter

Gov. Lingle's New Plan Expected To Provide Jobs Help Unemployed

Student's poster draws Tea Party's ire

Hawaii school board considers closing Haleiwa Elementary

Is the Hawaii Government Really Helping Hawaiians?

Lingle signs bill to draft Waianae disaster plan

Allegiant buys six 757 jets, announces plans to enter Hawaii market

'Give us a break': Council urged to freeze tax rates, find another way to balance budget

Maui Council votes on tax hikes

Wailua path project delayed amid Hawaiian protest

Registered Guns In Hawaii At All Time High

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 2990 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Full Text: Hawaii GOP resolution calls for veto of HB444

Whistleblower In $250,000 City Theft Case Speaks: City Blamed For Not Catching Parking Lot Scheme Earlier

Lingle Amused by arrogance of Dem Governor’s attack on Djou

Hawaii moves up dates for some tax refunds

Oshiro: The GE Tax is a “privilege of doing business in Hawaii”

130,000 Ballots Returned In Special Election

Group Home Agency Faces More Scrutiny: Hale Kipa Closes One Home, Faces Questions About Another

Shapiro: Lawmakers interfering in private business (Musubigate)

Abercrombie opens W. Hawaii campaign office

Big Island project to add 2,330 homes

VOUCHERS: OHA offers money for Native Hawaiian kids to attend private schools if they join tribe

New schools in Kihei, Wailuku, cafeterias in the works for county

Honolulu City Council may cut funds for televising its meetings

Journalist says she confessed in North Korean captivity

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Monday, May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 3935 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Duke Aiona challenges “old guard” -- convention speech a huge media hit

GOP Convention: Djou’s leadership builds enthusiasm for fall campaign

State running out of money?  Kawamura: “I cannot tell you what happens July 1”

Burris: Three former governors like Democrats. OK, and then....?

Broken Trust Levinson: State Constitution denies same-sex couples right to marry

SB: Crime should not pay

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Six Years Later, Principals Still Don't Have Performance Contracts (Civil Beat becomes more creative in flacking for HSTA)

Hawaii to start seeing effects of health act

Seed industry growing strong

Hawaii jobless claims drop sharply

Court: Sexually Dangerous Can Be Kept In Prison

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
May 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 4274 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Kalani HS: Poster trashes TEA Party as “evil”

Hawaii governor says bill's civil unions may be same-sex marriage

GOP conventioneers urged to counterbalance Dems' 'rubber stamp'

The state Republican Party Convention touts Djou's lead in election

Hawaii congressional win for GOP would be political hay

SB Oi: In Novemebr Dems will get same result vs Djou

SB: President's sis stays mum on congressional seat pick

Appointed Ed Board Proposal Will Complicate Elections (Civil Beat still flacking for HSTA)

SB: Even with fee increase, A+ program still great deal

ADV: Our homeless, and now their homeless, too

Hawaii preparations for fall elections behind schedule

On windward side, higher taxes proposed -- public hearings, not so much

Straney selected as new UH-Hilo chancellor

Another suit challenges Hokulia Bypass bonds are invalid

Convert County Band to nonprofit: Band director unhappy with mayor's latest proposal

Has Kaua‘i seen the recession’s end?

Police raid Nanakuli cockfighting ring

Communist Frida Kahlo retrospective a self-portrait in (self-imposed) suffering of a ‘progressive’ activist

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Saturday, May 15, 2010
May 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 PM :: 3095 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii Republican Convention meets today

Democrats denounce Djou

Djou or Hanabusa victory would initiate search for replacement

Charges to stand against Hemmings (enforcers of the one-party state)

1,842 Nonprofits in Hawaii Must Take Action today to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status

OHA Upset about uncounted criminals: Hawaii prisoners held on Mainland skew census results

Many isle youth will miss time off school despite negative effects

HSTA shills outline plans to continue using furloughs to help Abercrombie

UH Manoa Professor who admits arson reveals mental illness battles

Local Jobs bill to face court challenge

Studies of sun linked to understanding weather (or … ahem … climate)

October opening set for W. Hawaii's first adult shelter

Harbor fee collection called 'illegal'

Waianae Landfill operator 'shocked' by fine

Scavengers raiding Honolulu curbside recycling bins

GTMO Greenwell: End war on drugs

“Malicious Prosecution”  Kauai County continues war on Lady Ann

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Friday, May 14, 2010
May 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:13 PM :: 4309 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Gay Civil Unions: Mufi still refuses to oppose HB444

CQ: Democrats May Get the Blues in Hawaii

Republican Charles Djou Holds Cash Advantage Ahead of Special Election in Heavily Democratic Hawaii District 

Name in the News: State GOP Chair Jonah-Kuhio Ka'auwai (must read)

Djou clarifies that race not over

Hidden Tax Hike Likely to Dent Hawaii Non-Profit Fundraising Efforts

Hawaii school board may cancel next year's furlough days

POLITICO: Inouye's sway may cost Dems a seat

Adrienne King: My Quest to Become Hawaii's Next Lieutenant Governor

WSJ: Congressional Special Elections: Show of Horrors

WHT Polls Abercrombie’s fake DoE reform proposal

Hawaii County told to make more cuts

How Kaua‘i got to keep hotel-room tax

Arson is suspected in Hilo Church blaze

Warehouse fire consumes Kauai paper's newsprint

ML&P’s ‘survive to thrive’ plan passes

Hawaiian Electric seals 20-year deal with Kahuku Wind Power

Marines show how to be 'lean, green'

Hawaii Tourism Authority gets expanded authority to meet behind closed doors

Law firm will advocate for Hawaii children

 

Hawaii recycling plan offers $250 in cash for clunker refrigerators

Kawamoto selling Kahala houses

Honolulu landfill operator, city fined $424,000 for berm violation

Degrees of difficulty: World War II internees finally will get diplomas

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
May 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 4666 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Poll: Djou ahead by 14 points as voters cast ballots

Honolulu 5th most indebted US city

Duke Aiona announces campaign leadership team

Rothenberg Political Report: Hawaii 1 moved to Lean Republican

Former TV anchor files papers for US House seat

Shapiro: Don't be surprised if Lingle vetoes HB 444

Employer guilty of sexually assaulting boy worker

Combined newspaper to employ up to 500 workers

Honolulu City Council moves ahead on property tax hike

City Council seeks rail project financial details

Lobbyist for lawyers opposes immunity for property owners

Shapiro: HSTA wanted to cause a crisis

Shapiro: Signs of life in the local Republican primary

Djou outlines priorities in Congress

Rate of ballot return indicates isle voters favor mail-in system

Civil Beat now peddling irresponsible voting: Majority of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented

Carroll fined $100 for campaign law violations

Candidate wants fakes plan to to decentralize state school system

Isle schools smart to surge forward with solar power

2010 SB: Abstinence leads to Planned Parenthood

2008 Flashback SB:  Abstinence causes pregnancy, give us your daughters

Controversial Vexatious Requestor Bill Signed into Law

Hawaii foreclosures rise in April even as recession eases

Survey: Hawaii credit card debt averages $9,105 per person

Honolulu cop guilty of marijuana, driving charges

Marcos family wins three victories in Philippine elections

 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 PM :: 4432 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

SB: Djou, Hanabusa lead money race with backing from big party donors

Wharton to file for congressional race vs Hirono Wednesday

Hawaii’s $1.3B annual Pension Bomb (State running out of time to fix budget)

“Civil Beat” now flacking for HSTA (No surprise here)

County fuel tax hike would hit rural Oahu hardest

Sit-In Protesters Fight Ban From Gov. Office

BOE just one vote away from increasing after-school program fees

SB: $4B Guam deal benefits Hawaii

Land in failed koa logging venture heads for auction

MCCC probing prisoner escape (43 priors)

Oahu cracking down on counterfeit bus passes

Police: Fetus In Kapolei Restroom An 'Unattended Death'

Homeless migration to Hawaii straining social services

Kauai Mayor’s budget proposal tweaked

Supreme Court Nominee Kagan Backs Limits on Speech That Can ‘Harm’

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 3822 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Democrats on the Run in Hawaii

Finnegan hits Abercrombie’s “empty campaign promises” on education

Djou surges in fundraising

28 percent of ballots in Hawaii special election returned so far

Hawaii Democratic leader happy with DCCC's leaving

Ed Case's (lying) Ad Implies President Obama's Endorsement  (HI 1 Special Election now a referendum on Obama?)

ADV: Furloughs buy time, but they're not cheap

Judge likely to strike down Hawaii law on lease properties

Furlough Friday protesters plead not guilty to trespassing

PBN Polls HB 444:  Should Lingle sign or veto?

Celebrating first feast day for Father Damien

Mother of man shot by FBI agent says her son was off his meds

Hawaii man who served as pimp for minor online sentenced to 5 years

Hawaiian Electric profits up 33% in first quarter

Gas Company, GM to test hydrogen fuel-cell technology on Oahu

Hawaii public schools to get solar power

Kauai Hydro plant a step toward sustainability

Hokulia Bypass Bond called, but money being withheld

Council members react to Kenoi's property tax proposal

Kenoi gets $54K tinted windows, Hawaii County building costs

Foreclosure snag for housing project

Maui Homeless shelter could use a hand

Maui Land & Pineapple loses $2.7 million in quarter

Aquino backed by some local Filipino leaders

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Monday, May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 PM :: 4653 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

National Dems give up on Obama’s home district

Finnegan announces candidacy for Lt Governor

Finnegan: Legislative progress stifled by the real ‘Party of No’

Full Text: Hawaii GOP Platform proposed in two parts

Primary, General Election: Hawaii to allow overseas, deployed military voters to fax-in ballots

UPDATE--Jihadi murderer of Big Island man captured in Iraq: Navy Seals acquitted after facing prosecution

Race for Congress has some real chops

In-person voting begins today for Congressional race 

1000s of Oahu homes on ag land could be declared “nonconforming’ -- “Biggest government land grab”

Homelessness Industry: Placing a Legislative expiration date on common sense

Hawaii public schools' repair backlog chopped 50 percent

3 claim furloughs caused harm: Autism students file court records on negative effects

Honolulu public workers agree to two furlough Fridays each month

Socialized Hawaii Medicine: Short 500 doctors

Soft on crime claims a victim: Shot by FBI agt, Man allegedly brandishing gun was out on $100 bail

Hawaii's jobless seniors forced to tap Social Security early

Hawaii Department of Health Cites Hawaiian Waste Systems for Solid Waste Storage Violations

All-electric cars driving Hawaii into the future

Hawaii County plans May 20 meeting to discuss Hamakua lands

Kauai: Waimea residents fight development

Mass Neurosis: Path debate a sign of growing pains

Aquino leads in Philippines presidential race

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
May 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 3304 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

House GOP leader Finnegan set to run for lieutenant governor

ADV: Hawaii governor may shape legacy with civil union decision

SB: Lingle's move still a mystery despite '02 campaign promise

SB Oi: Judge candidates by more than 1 issue  (just ignore their position on Gay marriage)

Kalapa:  Dunning all taxpayers product of 2010 session

Makua Valley: Anti-American war activists keeping combat soldiers away from their families between deployments

Maui Proposal aims to implement district voting

Power plant fans, foes to square off: Contested case hearing slated for Pepeekeo proposal

Anti-meth project reaches thousands of teenagers

Test Run For Special Election: Sample Votes Counted To Check Machines

SB: Waste contract has turned out to be a waste

Abercrombie honored for his support of U.S. troops

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
May 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 4937 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Green hypocrites: Case & Omidyar’s Maui Land & Pine tied to human trafficking case

Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”

Congressional candidates tone it down in latest debate

Elections Officials To Test Ballot Counters

$425,000 gift saves state science fair

Hawaii 'surf reserves' bill hits sudden wipeout in Legislature

Meheula, Winer lawfirm scammed out of $300K

Mililani Restaurant Owner Attacked: Suspect Accused Of Rape, Robbery, Assault (38 priors)

Maui officer surrenders on drug charges

CT&T's Hawaii manufacturing plant could generate 400 jobs

Is Alii Parkway project dead? No funds, more burial sites and little initiative point to yes

30-meter telescope inching closer to reality

Residential tax rates rising: West Hawaii districts to be hit hardest

Kauai:  Furloughs still on table

SB: Welfare services reform should still be pursued

About $10M in food stamp money goes unclaimed by needy

800 more soldiers will serve in Iraq

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Friday, May 07, 2010
May 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 3877 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”

WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory

Taxes and Insurance make Hawaii most expensive State to own a car 

Hawaii-based 307th Signal Battalion deploying to Afghanistan

Abercrombie in “Danger Zone” due to atheist attack on Aiona

Feds: Union Wrong, Teachers Can Work Legally For Free

Hawaii Democrats' Power Focus

News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

CT&T, an electric vehicle manufacturer, hopes to build a plant, theme park and resort on Oahu

Lawsuit contends hotel's lights put rare Hawaiian birds at risk

Waste mismanagement

Maui:  $19.4M bottled up in tax appeals

State plans to auction ancient fishponds

Kaua‘i hosts National Day of Prayer

Kenoi's proposal cuts $11M from budget, boosts property tax rates 31.5%

Brenda Ford: “Somebody's going to make a lot of money off the fund. The people said 2 percent to buy land."

Ooma hearing draws strong opposition

Water rate increases for ag users fiercely opposed

Hawaiian Air gets tentative OK for Honolulu-to-Haneda route

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Thursday, May 06, 2010
May 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 PM :: 2940 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

UH Manoa activist sold Hawaii controversial Student Loan Bonds

State Elections Officials 'Unable' To Release Voter Names

Lingle says she will confer with both sides on civil unions

Hanabusa to Obama: I won’t quit 

SB: “My nephew Ed Case is the best choice”

Case closed

Honolulu may have violated law in awarding of Rail design contracts (Neil vs Mufi in court)

Union Shills Appear in Court

Override vote ends plan to close welfare offices

Careful about who 'vexatious' requesters are

Kokubun could be in line for Senate presidency

Hawaii County: Kenoi proposes tax hikes to feed HGEA, UPW

Ethics bill moves forward

L.A. orders 439 medical marijuana dispensaries to close

Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races

Hawaii tot's killer gets life term for throwing child off overpass

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
May 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 4918 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Aiona: “We have the resources to end furloughs”

Aiona campaign debunks Advertiser poll

Djou “Tele talk story” reaches thousands

Abercrombie missed 136 votes: Congress’ 18th-worst attendance record

State Budget: Time running short for Medicaid help

GM papaya wins approval in Japan

Hawaii Republicans are pinning big hopes on a Djou victory

Democrat Borreca: 2 candidates' split vote puts Democrats in a bind  (Mufi for Congress???)

Aiona calls on gov to halt furloughs

Atheists, Democrats coordinate media attack on Aiona

SB: Lt Governor denies desire for State faith  (Atheists, Democrats, hand in hand) 

SB: Let's end bias over same-sex unions

President Obama sends phone greeting to thousands of voters

Dilemma: hating oil but fearing the wind

State GOP platform controversial

Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Hawaii homelessness still rising in wake of recession's job cuts

Nonprofits Can't Escape GET, Despite "Tax-Exempt" Status

Honolulu Advertiser employees receive notice

Hawaii bankruptcies soar 56 percent

Hawaii wise to tap China

Maui Budget with job cuts, furloughs OK’d

‘Why do we need a furlough?’ Kauai Councilman asks

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
May 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 3215 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

New National Democrat Poll Confirms 8-Point Lead For Djou

Obama to Inouye: Dump Hanabusa

Governor Lingle invites public comments on veto decisions

VIDEO SB2646: Hawaii surfing reserves killed by House Democrats

Debate Fact Check: Ed Case vs. Reality

Aiona calls on panel to approve Laupahoehoe Charter

Maui News polls gay civil unions >>> link

Star-Bulletin polls gay civil unions >>> link

Advertiser polls whether Case or Hanabusa should drop out of race >>> link

Lingle's job approval hits lowest level so far

Lingle's cuts kept in budget

Akaka Bill splits candidates

Strangelove Advertiser: Stop worrying and learn to love stimulus

Advertiser to Big Island: Drop Dead

Sierra Club Hawaii Issues Dual Hawaii Special Election Endorsement

Kenoi says he has no interest in running for Lt. Gov: Has raised over $47K

Hawaii Ranked 12th Worst In State Preschools

Honolulu daily papers now have one owner

Kona police captain says charges unlikely: Fellow officer files complaint following DUI stop

Man claims police illegally confiscated his pakalolo

Maui Council defers plan to reduce tax exemption

Council to consider land fund, redistricting

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Monday, May 03, 2010
May 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 4034 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Pollster claims 66% of Hawaii residents favor recognition for Native Hawaiians (even though 73% of Native Hawaiians are excluded from Tribe)

After civil unions: Gay divorce

Governor Lingle reacts to end of legislative session

Kalapa: Don't think the fiscal crisis is over just yet

Shapiro: It's BOE, HSTA's move on furloughs

Families Threaten Lawsuit Over Care For Autistic Children

Obamamedia claims Stimulus brings 2,566 more jobs to Hawaii  (Can you find them?)

1-stop center for abuse victims a 'done deal'

Economy slowing residency program

Kauai Electric bills to increase

United, Continental boards OK merger: sources

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
May 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 4543 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou momentum continues to build: New poll shows Djou with significant lead as voting begins 

Abercrombie: Gay Rights Trump Will of the People

Hawaii Poll: Djou now leads Democratic rivals in congressional race by 8 points

SB: Lingle should allow civil unions to save Democrats’ election chances this fall

Djou casts ballot, holds rally

By mail election forces new strategies

Hawaii's system for conducting state elections remains in place

Cayetano's memoir earns top book award

Gingrich to Maui GOP — Take advantage of ‘failures of the dominant party’

5 unions oppose state bid by mayor, endorse Abercrombie

Democrats meet on Maui, Big Isle

Hawaii preparing to turn mental health services over to insurers

Parents Request Documents On School Furloughs

UH-West Oahu campus awaits green light from governor

County suing Hokulia: Breach of contract suit latest in string of litigation over development

Honokohau Harbor parking: Businesses claim violation on fee plan (Recreational Renaissance)

Fidell: FWW rakes in $7M / year

Newspaper giant leaves the islands

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Saturday, May 01, 2010
May 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 AM :: 3748 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka Bill: Aiona still concerned about Abercrombie’s new version

Hannemann Won't Take Position On Civil Unions Bill, Abercrombie calls him wimp  (Aiona is only anti-444 candidate)

Hanabusa challenges Case's voting record while Dems target Djou  (Djou is only anti-444 candidate)

SB: Gov holds civil unions' fate

Businesspeople speak up on potential impact of civil unions in Hawaii

SB: Hold line on tax hikes, even past election year

Oahu rail project back on track after airport plan approval

Advertiser Editor Mark Platte moves to TV, ADV terminations begin Monday

Psycho Obama Birth Certificate Critic Visits Hawaii

State stepping in to help Naalehu school (Failure rewarded with $11M)

Mayor ‘upset’ with handling of ’11 budget, termination of vacant positions

Union asks Legislature to probe worker's death

Oahu moves into final phase of curbside recycling expansion

Housing discrimination exists on Kaua‘i

Union to hold rallies in Hana next week

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