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Saturday, July 31, 2010
July 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 3259 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie, if defeated in primary, refuses to endorse Hannemann

ILWU supports Kirk Caldwell in his campaign for mayor

CB busts another Mufi lie: “Only Candidate Who's Lived and Worked on Neighbor Islands” -- FALSE

Political Radar Puna HD 4: “Hapai could be competitive”

Dems running for Lt. Governor rev up campaigns (Sakamoto vs Hooser?)

BoE: Furlough moms campaign, face off with union boss and transsexual foster parent seeking reelection

$18K in Unreported Gifts: Lobbyists feeding legislators, staff throughout session

HECO’s Green Energy scam to take 2.3% more ‘green’ out of your pocket

Steve Case boosts investment in ML&P: AOL founder could have majority stake after stock sale done

Most of state's alleged stimulus jobs fall outside the private sector

Estimate of daily rail riders rises 21,300

Curfew time's up at public housing

SA takes another swipe at Hawaii Meth Project

School's eviction stands

Three Hawaii Diploma mills target of expose

Hawaii 90-year old robbed by ‘power of attorney’ scammers

Marine monument named World Heritage site

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Friday, July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:49 AM :: 2939 Views :: Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Nat’l Dems on Hanabusa: "We now have sweetness and light in Hawaii — or at least we don't have a lot of darkness."

Hannemann vs Abercrombie at Neighborhood Board meeting: “yelling, screaming, ranting, raving, finger-pointing and name-calling”

Hannemann continues to push tent cities, Abercrombie channels Pol Pot

Djou: Raising $3.8 Trillion In New Taxes a Bad Idea, progressives attack

Federal Project Will Bring Hundreds Of Jobs, Eventually, Sort-of

Civil union opponents regroup after suit filed

Akaka Bill compared to Monty Python's dead parrot

ACT 221 Scammers endorse Abercrombie, Carpenters back Hannemann

Caldwell, Prevedouros File For Mayor, DelaCruz drops out of race

Enemy Propaganda from CB: Legislative Turnover? Not Going to Happen

Hawaii's Jews assess Abercrombie, Hannemann and more at Temple Emanu-El

Djou to speak at gay Republican event

Aloha Update: Hawaii In the Final Running For Educational Funds

Teachers still have their furlough days

SA: Fix immersion school testing

Visitors to Hawaii up for seventh straight month

Judge delays Hawaii garbage shipments to Washington

Koko Head Shooting teaches discipline, focus

Mililani Residents Vigorously Oppose Affordable Housing Complex: Hundreds Attend Neighborhood Board Meeting To Protest

Kalihi Valley Homes Emergency Curfew Lifted

Jury to deliberate fate of accused spy

Hawaii one of “least lazy” states

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 3114 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Governor Lingle’s Legacy Anything but Narrow

Military Voter Act: US DoJ criticized for waiving Hawaii's illegally late Primary date

Djou renews call for Free Trade with South Korea

Djou: “Truth in Spending Act would force Congress to live by financial forecasts”

Hawaii gays, atheists grab for children as part of new legal strategy: Place issue in hands of Hawaii's judiciary (again)

SA to HSTA: DOE, unions must unite to win  (Unions still sabotage RTTT)

National Report: Only 3% of DoE Students graduate college in four years

CB busts Mufi, Neil in lies

Carlsmith Ball Chairman: Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee Katherine G. Leonard is Gifted, Highly Skilled, Well Balanced

Oregon Live: Lawsuit seeks to stop Hawaii trash headed to the Northwest

Hawaii's 2 former Superferrys await sale in Virginia shipyard

Hawaii Congressman Djou Calls for More Guam Funding

Embattled Councilman Tam Files For Mayor's Race, then goes to lunch

Hawaiian Electric to offer lower/higher electric vehicle charging rates

Hawaii sending last of tax refunds

HDR/Hawaii Pacific Engineers wins rail transit design contract

Big Island courthouses may close due to security shortage

Robbery suspect who was shot by father is ex Honolulu police officer 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 3612 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SA: A step forward for all Hawaiians (Eliminates one of the excuses for the Akaka Bill)

The Rundown: 17 competitive Legislative Races

Shapiro: CJ nominee Katherine Leonard faces the first blades

Judicial appointments will define Lingle's legacy

National Democrats reserve TV time in Hawaii to attack Djou

Firefighters back Caldwell for mayor

BOE Explores Bullying Solutions

DOE Lays Off 40 Workers: Education Officials Look To Cut $142 Million

Lawsuit seeks to raise age for public special education

Hawaii DoE “surprise pick” for RTTT

Diagnostic Laboratory Services: Amphetamine use up 70%

Grove Farm operates quarry at heiau site, “few rocks remain”

Smart grid rollout stalls in Hawaii

Public asked to comment on proposed lawsuit settlement without seeing it

Kauai: Planning Department employees hold second jobs

VIDEO: Police, Greenwell discuss Kona councilman’s arrest

GTMO Greenwell hopes to overturn 'Sunshine Law'

Big Island police seek witnesses to assault in a Hilo bar

Ex-officer gets 30 months in gun case: A history of violence has led to a federal term for Rik Orton

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:53 PM :: 3802 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu, Hilo, Kona events

Full Text: Day v Apoliona Decision

Campaign contributions: Inouye pushing for more Sandwich Isles Communications funding?

VIDEO: Djou on Fox Business News

Adrienne King on DoE: “The system is broken”

Hawaii named as one of 19 Race To The Top Finalists

From civil unions to taxes, Calvin Say keeps his cool (Case family Advertiser launches war on Calvin Say)

Chief justice appointee 'unqualified,' defense lawyer says

OHA hopes Akaka Tribe can be taken up as “filler” by busy Senate

VIDEO: Duke Aiona 30 minute interview with Sherry Bracken

Hannemann Wants To Revive Hawaii Superferry: Abercrombie tags plan as “fantasy”

CB to BoE: Show us the data

NRO: Latest from the Frontlines

Hawaii child welfare rankings drop

Post office naming Makes trouble in paradise

Honolulu exports worth more than $2 billion annually

Admitted Human Traffickers Got Federal Aid

Thai Workers Forced into Labor at Oahu Farm Wait for Justice

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Monday, July 26, 2010
July 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 PM :: 6549 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

DoE spends $50M for free software

Eleven Opinions: Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee Katherine Leonard

Aiona sees objectivity as key to election win

Abercrombie stresses support for civil unions measure (Single issue candidate?)

Mufi’s wreckage: Repairs tab may top $32B

Shapiro: Do or Die for Hawaii GOP

Teachers head back to ‘full’ school year

Hawaii illegal alien worker law could be affected by Supreme Court case

AP: Life's a beach for some homeless in Hawaii  (Seattle Homelessness Industry demands Tent City in Hawaii)

NYC flies homeless to Hawaii

Dry conditions leave isle farms parched

Project to convert carbon dioxide emissions into fuel slated for Hawaii

Lingle Appoints Ito As Insurance Commissioner

Gallup: More States "Competitive" in Terms of Party Identification

Hawaii GOP Senate candidate calls self 'crazy'

Heftel's widow stops post office renaming

Trial of Census Worker Arrested pushed back to Aug 5, moved to Honolulu federal Court

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Sunday, July 25, 2010
July 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:48 PM :: 2765 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Shapiro: Aiona is “the one who isn’t covered in mud yet”

Borreca: Abercrombie in audience throwing tomatoes

Surprise Lingle appointee Leonard will be looked at closely by the state Senate

City Lawyers Reluctant On Whether Mayor Violated Ordinance

DoE Immersion schools want to abandon English-language standardized tests

Kamehameha Litigants anonymity claim may get “en banc” hearing

SA: Tent cities for homeless could be stopgap solution (for a decade or so)

Man Accused of Deadly Shooting in American Samoa has Hawaii Connection

State's biggest public housing complex tries to close the door on bad perceptions

Foreclosures: Hawaii 1874 law seen as helping lenders, hurting consumers

$32 Million Earmarked For Green Energy Work

KGI: First ‘foul’ called in 2010 elections

Few UH officials disclose protocol spending

The public option

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Saturday, July 24, 2010
July 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 AM :: 2619 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislative Scorecard released by Grassroot Institute

Big win for free speech: Senate Passes Anti-Libel-Tourism Law

Wind farm is Maui’s biggest tax deadbeat

If Dems win, LG could be Governor in four years

Hanabusa tries to undo damage from “Bum Information” comments

Hanabusa complains that Djou has gone to Washington

Hawaii unemployment 15.8% when discouraged workers are counted

Deadline for comments on Honolulu rail EIS extended to Aug. 16

HPD “screened”, ran “background checks” on list of union protesters prior to arrests

Poinography: Democrat legislative Staffer wins release of 2000 pages of Lingle administration documents

Arakawa hammers Tavares for buying “expensive koa table” with Homeland Security funds

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Friday, July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 3563 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Will rail plan collapse before November?

Supreme Court: Zoning Statutes Are "Environmental" Laws – individuals can now sue to enforce

Hawaii Leads in Wellbeing; West Virginia Ranks Last

Katherine Leonard picked as next Hawaii chief justice

Honolulu Special Elections To Be Held With Primary Sept. 18

Council chair: criminal probe into Tam's spending "unfortunate"

GOP fields candidate for Kauai seat: A law invoked that allowed for extra filing time did not apply, Democrats complain

Democrat Borreca: In Hawaii, ethnicity plays unspoken (sic) role in politics (Aims at Mufi, nails sovereignty movement)

Healthcare Bill Will Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $204 Million

CB: Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions

Unemployment Extension Benefits 10,000 In Hawaii

Union workers arrested during Hyatt protest

Michael Savage Cannibal Comments Criticized (he’s too skinny)

Pentagon Faces Intensifying Pressures to Trim Budget

Retaliation: Kapa‘a man ‘traumatized’ after 3 KPD officers deliver warning for trespassing

Hawaii Co Council seeks Kohala consolidation reconsideration

Sovereignty Activists visit Grover Cleveland birthplace

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
July 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:23 PM :: 3356 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

AtomicMonkey Reincarnated, picks up Abercrombie DSA story: Abercrombie supporters--“Its just going to get nastier”

Secret "DSAer"? Abercrombie’s Denial Raises More Questions

States That Pay The Most Taxes: Hawaii is #1

Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events

In DC: Hanabusa not invited to White House, lectures National Democrats on “Bum Information”

Djou on Fox News: “Every single dollar the government spends comes from a family”

GOP Senate candidate Cam Cavasso launches “Crazy” TV ad

Ka’auwai: Democrats shocked to face “Republican candidate in 95% of the legislative races”

Prevedouros: Mayoral election “a referendum on way City has been run”

Abercrombie accepts 4 debate invitations

Council to set date of mayoral election

Hawaii's major gubernatorial candidates address high tech at venture capital forum

GOP still has chance to field candidate against anti-Superferry protester Rep Herminia Morita

Politico: National Republicans plan boost for Djou, 8 others

Schools to move to online testing: Students can take an exam three times with best results counted to meet federal standards

Former HSTA Director: Furloughs Should Have Been on Paid Holidays Rather Than Fridays

May congressional special election cost $670K

Higa Ordered To Spend 200 Years In Prison

Senate Special Session to consider Lingle’s judicial appointments

Councilman Rod Tam Center Of Criminal Investigation

Carlisle resigns post to join mayor's race

Carlisle reflects on career as City Prosecutor

Hawaii Democrats squabble over naming post office after Cec Heftel

Report: Hawaii new-car sales basically flat for first six months

Lack of hot water persists for years at public housing

New City Bus Route To Serve Homeless at Barber's Point/Kalaeloa

Ballot Access News: Hawaii Candidate Filing Closes; Five Parties Will Have Nominees

BIW: HB444 -- needed to pass

Hawaii #2 in percentage of foreign-owned farmland

A bizarre extortion tale of the South Pacific

AL GORE SEX SCANDAL SHOCKER POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO MORE!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
July 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 PM :: 2859 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou: “We need more private sector jobs, not more public sector programs”

How Charles Djou can do it

Hannemann resigns, Hawaii governor's race officially starts

Off and Running: Hawaii GOP candidates running in nearly every race

Caldwell Becomes Acting Honolulu Mayor: He's The Incumbent, But Do Voters Know Who He Is?

Shapiro: Dumping trash on Apo is mayor's parting act

Waihee: Passage of Akaka Bill will benefit all Hawaii my cronies

A national report calls the state's reading and math standards "mediocre"

SA: Clear up doubts about Act 221

Life Site News: Hawaii Democratic Primary for Governor Splits Over Same-sex 'Marriage'

Abercrombie supporters tag Hannemann for use of race card

Drug-trafficking boss sentenced to 20 years

Hawaii Superferry fell short on paying required fees long before adverse court decision (Historical Revisionism)

Hawaii's oil addiction threatens our island way of life

Honolulu irradiation facility still on drawing board

Maui groups, county end water plant study dispute

Plan to truck Hilo waste to Kona stalled

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
July 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 3553 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

“National Ocean Council” to impose “zoning”, sparks fears of recreational fishing ban

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

Great news! Mufi Hannemann to resign as Honolulu Mayor today

OHA Claims 59 votes for Akaka Bill: 60 needed

Democrat Borreca: Keep raising taxes and don’t check on how the money is spent

Democrat Shapiro: Djou “low on food chain”

Aloun Farm owners deny threats

Abercrombie gave $33,000 to state Democratic Party

Hannemann announces new city mapping software

Thousands in Hawaii lose unemployment benefits

State delays making cuts to program for at-risk children

City clears Maili Point of homeless campers after officials say residents complained: Homeless man torches tent

72 dogs rescued during Leeward coast homeless sweep

GTMO Greenwell arrested after scuffle with police

Kaho‘ohalahala residency hearing comes to a close

UPDATE: Dela Cruz: Farm House Size Limit "Dead"

Hawaii Superferry shorted state

Grid Battery Maker Xtreme Power To Unfurl More Funding

Story of Kamehameha student might be filmed

Hawaii to Receive $740M for Military Construction Projects

The Future of Government?

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Monday, July 19, 2010
Letters to the Editor July, 2010
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:19 PM :: 3281 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hannemann’s Administration sued over Hauula Eminent case

Walden nails “another energy bunco scheme”

HB444: Gay lobby demonizes and criminalizes opposition

Lunalilo Home Road: Funding for street lights lapsed July 1

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Monday, July 19, 2010
July 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 AM :: 3394 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie denies membership in Democratic Socialists of America, blames ‘birthers’

Djou “Rapidly becoming one of most active and outspoken US Reps”

Cayetano, Waihee, Progressives speak up for slavery:  Call for lenient sentencing

Boylan: “I think the Republicans have a shot at Governor”

CB: No, Mufi, That Wasn't "A Right Thing To Say"  (Mufi plays several race cards)

Honolulu Mayor: Carlisle tops poll, Panos second--Captain Kirk tries to stall Mayoral election ‘til November

Elected BoE member supports Appointed Board

Gallup: Obama 68% approval in Hawaii

Inouye hinting at new round of funding for Sandwich Isles Communications? 

Attacked by OHA, Kauai County: Kaua‘i Springs struggling

Nanakuli parcel needed for a construction landfill, not a park

With curfew rule expiring, officials will meet residents

Private tuition rises 'the bare minimum'

Seed Corn, Not Food or Fuel, Is Hawaii's Biggest Crop

Shapiro: UH sports fee wakes up students

U Hawaii Data Breach Echoes 2009 Incident

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Sunday, July 18, 2010
July 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 3843 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

$400M Medicare/Medicaid scam run by parent of Ohana Health Plan

KHON: Vote on Native Hawaiian government may come soon

Star-Advertiser plugs Mufi’s “Tent city for homeless?”  (Seattle's disaster pitched as model!)

Gubernatorial rivals court carpenters union

Carlisle Wins Carpenters’ Endorsement

Data cast some doubt on Act 221's benefits

Hawaii Cannabis Ministry founder ordered held without bail

Big Island Mayor's claim of frugality falls flat

Kauai Council refuses to post agendas, minutes, testimony online

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
July 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 3083 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Prevedouros: Ten Billion Dollars and Counting Spells MISMANAGEMENT

Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak in Kahului

VIDEO: Djou calls for peace in Thailand

Gov. Lingle appoints Charlie Jencks to LUC

VIDEO: Djou on CNBC Worldwide Exchange

Djou co-sponsors “Hawaiian Home Ownership Opportunity Act”

Hannemann would veto civil unions (finally takes a position)

Abercrombie accuses Hannemann of holding "an orgy of self-promotion."

Lingle to appoint replacements as Bunda, Hooser resign

Hawaii Politburo Political Report to make big Media Splash (What progressives expect Abercrombie to do?)

Rail tax collections reach record high

Trash might sail in 2 weeks — cross your fingers

UH Computer Hack Likely Affected 53,000 Members

Big Isle farmer now tallies papaya loss at 13,000 trees

Maui Chamber endorses anti-Superferry Protesters’ Single-member districts Scam

Anti-Superferry protesters complain about Jencks appointment

Brewbaker: Real estate at low; hard times gone

GTMO Greenwell pushes to halt export of aquarium fish

Meth Dealer arrested by Feds after hunting accident in Hilo

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Friday, July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 4391 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Furloughs cause dramatic improvement in test scores

Djou ahead of the pack in campaign fundraising  (Old boys running out of cash)

Fulfilling sewer pact to cost city $4.7 billion (Almost as much as another Rail System)

SA: Stay on track on rail funding

City Council To Set Special Mayoral Election

Shapiro: Carlisle gets SHOPO’ed

How Green is Abercrombie? He Won't Show (But he drives a ‘93 Tercel)

Ward heeler Geo Yokoyama Lionized by Star-Advertiser  (he backs Abercrombie)

Power Struggle in Judiciary?  Moon rescinds all administrative orders

OHA supports changes to Hawaiian recognition bill

A few words from Djou and trash export is approved by Feds

Mayor imposes trash shipping deadline

Hawaii's first-time unemployment claims down by 6.3%

CB: Is the Bluest of States Bleeding Red?

Questions asked of Gov Lingle by media after HB444 Veto

Civil unions supporters launch 'buycott' campaign

New Report Shows 81.3 Percent Of Hawaii Small Businesses Eligible For Health Care Tax Credits

UH Board of Regents approve student athletic fee

'Resignation' bogus, musicians contend

Climate theory holds up despite some bad data (Hilarious)

Founder of ‘THC Ministry' seeking bail on marijuana charges

Hawaii County Ethics Commission declines to block Hamakua land sales

Midweek takes a swipe at pedophiles, ignores their friends in Legislature

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 7685 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Aiona files for Governor: Talks jobs, education, clean energy

Djou campaign raises $935K in 2nd Quarter

Djou: “If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large”

Djou backs line item veto to cut waste

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group says “Whoa” to Kulani Prison land deal

Ugly insults? Or a plot to embarrass a state lawmaker?

CB: Are Student Test Scores Overrated?

Mufi Hannemann endorses homeless camps

Decades of sewer fee hikes: Mufi’s going-away present

Oi: This island's trash snafu is no political treasure for mayor

Veto of HB444 continues to reverberate

Honolulu Weekly Editor threatens to close paper

UH Manoa Teach in which launched Save our Schools immortalized in book

Hawaii leads nation: #1 in Credit Card debt, #2 in Mortgage debt

Police DUI program cut almost in half by internal probe

Lingle nominates three to Circuit Court judgeships

Moon appoints 4 lawyers to district bench

Marijuana minister compared to Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Jones

Honolulu Residents Don't Want National Recognition

City Council Moves Forward With Fireworks Ban (Snobs)

Where did $115 million go?

Hawaii County sells $60M worth of 20-year bonds

Maui Aquarium fish bill advances in council

Anti-Superferry Protester LaBedz pulls papers to run for Kauai mayor

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
July 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 3007 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: Hawaii GOP works to challenge every race

CNBC: Hawaii ranks 48th for business climate

July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii  (75-year anniversary)

Full Text: Lingle sends letter to Senators urging support for amended Akaka Bill 

CB: UPDATE- Lingle Asks U.S. Senators to Pass Akaka Bill

Kahuku Wind Farm Officially Breaks Ground

Gov. Lingle on veto of civil unions bill: "I was very comfortable with my decision"

SA: Overhaul troubled Sheriff Division

HNN:  Exclusive: Police sergeants under investigation for alleged overtime scam stripped of badges, guns

Maui Prosecutor’s office hit with lawsuit

Hawaii's tax revenue slips in recent fiscal year

Census: Hawaii leads nation in ‘minority’-owned businesses

Charter School Faces Eviction

Rep Brower Proposes Homeless 'Safe Zone' at Kakaako

Gift disclosures document unreported lobbyist expenditures

Shapiro: Politics by cheap attack

Hemmings' wife gets probation after guilty plea on theft charge

Planned Parenthood will host open house

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 5122 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

HSTA demands candidates oppose funds for disabled students

Sen Fred Hemmings endorses Lynn Finnegan for Lt Governor

Kam Schools non-Hawaiian student Kalani Rosell to be subject of book, movie

Hanalani School Team wins robotics World Championship

Star-Advertiser continues Gay Atheist war on Hawaii Family Forum finances

CB: GOP Aims To Field Candidates in Most Local Races

Waihee speaks up for appointed BoE

Candidate says campaign signs stolen

Shapiro: Some candidates for governor we can like

No more excuses, Hawaii: Just do it via absentee voting

Maui groups challenging water commission in court

CB: State Has Huge Bill Coming Due for Retiree Health Care

$100 million traffic center gets moving

Mathew Higa Speaks About Death Of Cyrus Belt

ILWU reiterates its support for Hamas headchoppers, refuses to hear Israeli Consul

SA: Isle fireworks ban is overdue (snobs)

Top UH administrators, Elected Officials report receipt of gifts

Stalled River Street Housing Project May Be Dead

Ulupono Initiative Participates in ClearFuels' Bridge Financing to Accelerate Hawaii Biofuel Market

Master Navigator Mau Piailug Dies

Census looks at Micronesians in Hawaii, Mainland

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Monday, July 12, 2010
July 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 3872 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Neil Abercrombie: Secret member of Democratic Socialists of America?

HuffingtonPost: Duke Aiona “Incredibly smart, focused on key issues”

Former Rep. Cam Cavasso unveils campaign platform in challenge to Inouye

Honolulu Council to hear testimony on Rail EIS Wednesday

No sea level rise: Pacific islands growing not shrinking, says study

Shapiro: Mufi’s Rock ‘n Rollman

DoE prepares to use furloughs as latest excuse for poor test scores

CB: On The Hook - Part 1 (Hawaii’s $16B pension liability)

Audit thrashes Sheriff Division

Opposition hits plan for Maui jail/prison

East Hawaii Ward Heeler George Yokoyama retires after running influential Hawaii County nonprofit

SA: Give alternative balloting a chance

Honolulu mayor bases leadership on Mormon principles (That’s a terrible thing to say about Mormons)

"Rail Is So Ridiculous"

ILind: Richardson-era court authorized improper lobbying and campaign activities, rejected complaints about Bishop Estate appointments

Child killer goes before parole board

ILind: Hawaii Department of Defense admits to “exorbitant” payments for laundry services

Hawaii stops drug discount card program

Maui News Polls Civil Unions 

Equality Hawaii: The governor who vetoed equality

Minority rights never advanced by popular vote

Did Pioneering Pro-Homosexual Judge Have a Conflict of Interest?

12 linked to medical marijuana arrested

Lifelong driver finds his destiny at dump

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Sunday, July 11, 2010
July 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:37 PM :: 2995 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Gays respond to veto of HB444: “Lets put Jews up to a vote”

Top-heavy DOE called 'urban myth'  (SA again makes fool of itself attacking Aiona)

For voters, not candidates, it's calm before the storm

Permanent absentee vote offered

Hawaii is already seeing effects of global warming, con artists say

Mysterious pufferfish deaths

A ‘Replicable’ Energy Model In Hawaii?

Loan program fails island homeowners

Kenoi 'priority' roads go nowhere

Certification may be required for Hawaii dams

Wis. man: Hawaii gallery sold me Lennon forgeries

The UH Board of Regents will decide Thursday on a proposal, opposed by student leaders, to charge students $50 per semester for athletics

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Saturday, July 10, 2010
July 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:49 PM :: 3088 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

“Why I left Jihad” Ex-terrorist to speak at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu

Abercrombie Campaign ties six Hannemann operatives to AtomicMonkey site

Thieves Celebrate Independence Day by stealing Aiona, Finnegan campaign signs

Seeking 10 more candidates, Hawaii GOP highlights record of unchallenged Legislators

Rep Jessica Wooley: Disrespectful for Republican to operate video camera 

On civil unions, Neil's a yes, Duke's a no, Mufi's a show

U.S. Rep. Charles Djou files for re-election

5 candidates dip their toes in mayoral waters

It's go, no go, again for trash shipments

PBN: BP disaster draws attention to Jones Act

State To Borrow To Pay Unemployment

Hui puts farmers on ag land

BoE pretends to seek new DoE superintendent

Hawai‘i Welcomes F-22 Raptors

Medical Religious Marijuana Dope dealers peddle 1/2 pound per day in Hilo: Roger Christie's THC Ministry was raided, and federal authorities took hundreds of plants ,13 arrested

Honolulu mayoral candidates weigh in on fireworks ban debate

Young Solomon Islander to represent State of Hawai’i

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Friday, July 09, 2010
July 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 3202 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Inouye: Senate Dems may not have time for Akaka Bill

Ilind: Mufi cronies control Honolulu Ethics commission

Civil Union Support Could Affect Elections

Mufi quicker to comment on LeBron James than HB444

Borreca: Majority rule is not always best for society

Federal Judge rules DOMA Unconstitutional (Gay Marriage to be exported across state lines)

Gay-Atheist Lobby:  Trouble In Paradise?: Religious Right Organizes In An Unlikely Place – Hawaii

McCully, Moiliili residents speak out about homeless problem

Toughen safety penalties (Case family’s SA launches another attack on Darwin Ching)

Kamehameha admits another non-native Hawaiian student

Ban on shark-finning brings Hawaii international notice

Federal agency sides with environmentalists opposed to nuclear irradiator at airport

Lingle vetoes Democrat Boss’ biofuel financing plan: Calvin Say refuses to rescue Dante Carpenter’s $40M bond

Central Pacific Financial Signs Written Agreement With Regulators

VIDEO REPORT: Aina Lea development in trouble?

Trial for Suspected Pimp Continues Without Him

Corporation Faces Sex Discrimination Suit in Hawaii

‘Exceptional’ Drought Worsens

House Finance Chair Weighs In On Frozen Funds

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Thursday, July 08, 2010
July 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 2812 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Amended Akaka Bill still excludes 73% of Native Hawaiians from Tribe

Aiona on Akaka Bill: "These changes will help to achieve the broad-based support that this landmark legislation deserves.”

Shapiro: Can the Akaka bill survive legislative ineptitude?

Author claims AtomicMonkey blog “Not a Mufi campaign strategy”

Gay/Atheist lobby attacks Vili the Warrior

How Panos Prevedouros could become mayor

Hannemann still hasn’t come out on civil union decision

UPW endorses Hannemann/GLBT Endorses Abercrombie

Gay sex tourists threaten boycott

Inouye Endorses Civil Unions

BOE reform low on candidates' list

Hawaii Island Parent to DOE Superintendent: Don’t Close Our Kohala School

Ways and Means Committee Launches Investigation Into Alleged Airport Mismanagement, Contracting Practices, Wasteful Spending and Favoritism

$394 Million in General Funds Frozen

New Hawaii law aims to put homeless in apartments

Shapiro: Short of banning fireworks, at least pass a decent law

Study: Hawaii second happiest state in the US

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
July 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:26 AM :: 1935 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

WaPo: Charles Djou: Incumbent, underdog

Borreca: Consequences of HB 444 will be felt at the ballot box

Legislators show up in case of Special Session

KITV: Pro-Civil Union Groups Plan Lawsuit

Gay groups react to veto of HB444

Lingle vetoes civil-unions bill

CB: Lingle Dodges Civil Unions Issue

Shapiro: What happens next on Civil Unions depends on November Election

HB444: Maui Time prepares two cover images

Salary cap bill among 29 rejected by Lingle

Group petitions against fare hikes: Yoshioka calls bus fare ‘a bargain’

Ilind speaks up on behalf of Mollway

Abercrombie Special Election cost 'only' $670,000

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
July 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:52 AM :: 2664 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

HB444 opponents to gather at Noon

Progressive Panic on Decision Day

Ilind: Could Abercrombie-Hannemann primary turn off Democratic voters?

Former Board of Education member calls the board dysfunctional

Cataluna: Aiona's fiscal accountability is not the answer (Must NOT audit DoE)

Lingle fails to give credit where tax-hike credit is due

CB: Furlough Fridays in the Rearview

State Weighing Rule Changes for 2 Million Acres

City fined $1.7 million for dumping into Oahu stream

SA: Airfare for homeless has merit

State Dems gather in Kona

Kailua parade filled with political hype

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Monday, July 05, 2010
July 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 AM :: 2949 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou to hold Four Talk Story Meetings Monday July 5

Most isle lawmakers back civil unions: Some still struggle with issue as they await governor's decision

Impostors, once unusual, are emerging in ID thefts

WHT: Candidates eye Big Isle:  Neighbor Islands' political clout growing

SA: Sewers settlement needs affordable payment schedule

Census worker taken to court for trespassing

In defense of the Jones Act

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Sunday, July 04, 2010
July 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:29 PM :: 4006 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Civil Unions could boost gay sex tourism in Hawaii

Democrat Borreca: Lingle's future rides on decision over civil unions

Kirk Caldwell plumps for Homelessness industry: “We can’t allow irresponsible and antisocial people to take over our public spaces”

Abercrombie celebrates July 4 by announcing: “We are buried in words”

JACL: Remain vigilant, speak up for justice

Recent changes to an affordable-housing project shortchange early buyers, as politically connected developers rewrite rules to suit themselves

Council panel OKs (STILL SECRET) agreement to upgrade city sewage facilities

Hawaii hotel occupancy continues to climb

Daughter of Senator Mike Gabbard runs for Honolulu City Council

Proposed charter changes affect housing and transit

Native American lawmakers' group picks Hawaii state senator as treasurer

442nd survivors tally dwindling numbers

Hawaii's Landmark Shark Fin Ban Takes Effect

State considers limits on coastal fishing

Hawaii Governor Pardons 11

Contractors in isle bribery case will first face charges in Chicago

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Saturday, July 03, 2010
July 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 3658 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Veto override session dead (gay lobby smacked down)

Civil Beat Climb down:  Pretends to apologize, then calls Business Roundtable liars 

Gay Lobby releases stacked poll

Lingle receives 34,000 comments on civil unions (Gay document dump)

Legislators’ Incompetence costs Hawaii $50M in UCOMP benefits—they blame DLIR

Borreca suggests Mufi has fixed Sewers 

Group pushes petition against city bus fare increase

Farmer targeted by vandals gets help

SA: Ethanol not only alternative

Let's promote a government independent of special interests

Civil Beat Editor: Star-Advertiser print edition to be gone in 3-5 years

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Friday, July 02, 2010
July 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 PM :: 4807 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

Could force Hannemann out of race: Admits AtomicMonkey site produced by Mufi campaign worker

Rep Pat Saiki endorses Ramsay Wharton for Congress--District 2

Maui, Big Island TEA Party rallies July 3, 4 and 7

Shapiro: Abercrombie, Hannemann grapple over AtomicMonkey

Civil Beat launches attack on America for July 4

Hannemann acknowledges poll showing Aiona in lead—but Star-Advertiser continues censorship

Late donations save Kailua fireworks for July 4th

Aiona calls for Education Department audit

Molokai Ranch Attempts to Legalize Water System after being robbed by Hawaii Supreme Court

Kauai Mayor: Drug-treatment facility to be sited in 2010 (after being blocked by OHA)

House Democrats use war funding bill to gut RTTT education reform

Former Hawaii PTSA president sentenced for $34,000 theft

Cataluna: Hannemann copies Jeremy Harris’ Sewer policy

Waimanalo homeless await rumored sweep

HGEA job trust continues assault on tax collection contractor

Inouye to hold Hawaii hearing on stimulus spending

CB: Djou Explains 'No' Vote On Campaign Finance Bill

Moon's involvement in Broken Trust cited in naming of new court

Anti-GMO activists attacking Hawaii Papaya farmers?

Pacific Garbage Patch: There's a what?

School impact fees postponed: Hawaii County won't cooperate

County deal revives stalled Molokai veterans center

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
July 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 4783 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Poll Panic: Star-Advertiser censors poll showing Aiona in lead, rushes out phone survey on wrong Senate candidate

Stacked Star-Advertiser poll claims Aiona does only 3% better than John Carroll

Team Aiona responds to results of Advertiser’s robo-call polling

Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii

50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea

Charity shake-down artist Mike “pay-for-play” Magaoay will run for Wahiawa-North Shore state Senate seat

Civil Beat continues gay hunt of Business Roundtable members

Alleged gay rape: Prosecutors will challenge appellate court reversal of murder verdict

SA: Stop bickering over homeless (doing its part for Neil Abercrombie)

Hawaii, Honolulu jobless rates fall in May

Tax on Cigarettes to Increase July 1

Criticisms of telescopes atop Mauna Kea are 10 years out of date (appeals for Sierra Club members to stop attack on telescope)

Big Isle police probe destruction of 8,500 papaya trees

Hawaiians Activists want bridge work stopped, claim ‘obfuscation”

New Law To Reign In Hiring Of Illegal Workers  (Half of the Arizona law, with union support)

City Council committee recommends approval of proposed sewage settlement

Maui resident W. S. Merwin to Be Named Poet Laureate of the US

Lanai residency suit will go to trial

Army official: We never meant to clean up DU (why would they, it is not a serious hazard)

THAAD: In Space no one can hear you surrender

'Little Obama': Indonesia Premieres Movie Despite Obama's Absence

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