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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
August 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:18 PM :: 2037 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Sierra Club Vice Chair: “Killing TMT will cause another drop in Sierra Club membership and stature; it is the Superferry all over again”

Rep. Djou to host Honolulu Job Fair Sept. 9

Shapiro: Mufi and Neil debate like Big Time Wrestling

Cachola and Kobayashi helping Abercrombie attack Hannemann?

Recktenwald a solid choice

Settle DOE autism case now

Can Hawaii Student Test Scores Be Trusted?

Aiona responds to email calling him the only 'righteous' candidate

AP: Aiona is lone "righteous" candidate

ILind: Be very afraid: Campaign Spending law faces major legal challenge

Homeless Safe Zones were a disaster in Honolulu 20 years ago

A new national policy promises to untangle the maze of laws and regulations that currently govern our precious marine resources

Students given chance to remove names from schools' list given to military recruiters

Developer feuds with Kauai County over huge Kealia project

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Monday, August 30, 2010
August 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 2666 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Reps. Marumoto and Thielen back Minority Leader Finnegan

Who Is Hawaiian, What Begets Federal Recognition, and How Much Blood Matters?

Lingle: Whole state is proud of Waipio All-Stars

Beck, Palin, and Martin Luther King

Feds deny waiver for Hawaii’s illegal 2010 election schedule

CB: No Public Accountability for Rail PR Contracts (money going to father of Honolulu Weekly publisher)

SA: “Be not deceived”  (Republicans push to keep base out of Democratic primary)

'Yes We Care' fund to help families of Waipio Little League team

(Last Minute) Interest in service defines Caldwell

SA, Dems hope GOP loses Hemmings' seat

The nonpartisan primary election hurdle

Alleged Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer questions Naval Training exercises

Obama benefits from Birtherism, hypes it

State pushes to host future Obama library

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Sunday, August 29, 2010
August 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 4306 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Restoring Honor: Glenn Beck rallies 500,000 on anniversary of “I have a Dream” speech

Waipio All-Stars win US Little League Championship

University of Hawaii Study: Native Hawaiians Fear Violence

Aiona says Dems plan to raise excise taxes

Hawaii doctors, ophthalmologists endorse Aiona

Atheists on warpath over letter by GOP Chair

Same-sex couples in Hawaii look to California

HGEA dragging Kona Hospital down

$75 million blueprint for change: Isles' Race to the Top plan is encouraging, say veteran school watchers (dreams)

SA: Some schools will be cut (reality)

Shakedown artists panic: Overhaul of land-use regulations being rushed

Pearl Harbor lures more Chinese tourists with World War II legacy

Maui’s foreclosure picture ‘not pretty’

For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in Time of War

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Saturday, August 28, 2010
August 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:10 PM :: 2842 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Will wandering Republicans be Mufi’s hope or Hawaii’s salvation?

Secretary Duncan's Race to Waste Your Education Dollars

Progressives Against Progress: The rise of environmentalism poisoned liberals’ historical optimism

Candidates seek last-minute donations

Carlisle: I'm No Elephant—FALSE

Council, Caldwell seek tax changes: Bills would give homeowners a rebate and base rates on property use

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates All Promise Faster Access to Building Permits

SA: Reduce e911 system tax

State building stands vacant

Electrical company sues to overturn a ban on political advertising by state contractors

Candidate running from prison cell: Seeks to fill Rod Tam’s shoes

Haleakala Telescope meeting draws many views

Former Maui officer agrees to pay donors in deal

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Friday, August 27, 2010
August 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:50 AM :: 2940 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Rep Pat Saiki challenges Adrienne King’s endorsement claim

Oshiro and Okino vie for chance to face Republican Kong Nov. 2

Lieutenant governor's job has potential -- for irrelevancy 

Candidates for governor criticize forged letter

Shapiro: Carlisle and GOP agree: He’s not a Republican

Birds of a feather: Family of former mayor Frank Fasi endorse Mufi Hannemann

Inouye Says Lingle Wrong To Call Him Overly Dramatic: Senator Says He's Truthful About Rail Transit Jeopardy

Mufi’s going away present: Honolulu to study how to pay for $5 billion sewer upgrades

Star-Advertiser wants Green Police to inspect your trash

Suit against state over autism case is reinstated (What the DoE doesn’t do)

Year could be school's last: A vote in November might decide the fate of Queen Liliuokalani Elementary in Kaimuki (What the DoE does do)

Report: Hawaii's hotel occupancy up 4.4%

In Hawaii, and on the mainland, credit card debt is declining

West Maui council candidates meet voters at community forum

Maui County Council Says No! to the New York Times

Honolulu Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Scott Bell is Named “Prosecutor of the Year”

Caught on tape: Fire tornado on Hawaii's Big Island

NJ schools chief fired after Race to the Top gaffe

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
August 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:45 PM :: 6326 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Prevedouros: Fiscal irresponsibility, not the Governor, is blocking Rail

Senate’s Key Republican Akaka Bill backer failing in Alaska primary

Full Text: Hawaii DoE submitted error in first round of Race to The Top application

RTTT “farce”? HSTA, progressives already scheming to fudge accountability requirements

CJ-Appointee Recktenwald's ICA Opinions

ILind Flashback: Hannemann arrested for assaulting police officer

ILind: Neil Abercrombie’s 1977 “F*** You” letter

RTTT: Consequences for failure unclear

Recktenwald tells judiciary committee he 'embraces' strength of Hawaii constitution

Lingle says rail approval may have to wait for next governor

“Don’t look at me” Inouye set to deflect blame for Rail failure

U.S. visa process gets easier

Poll shows many interested in interisland ferry

Hannemann's Honolulu Hale Examined

Ill-timed negative ad a step backward for Hannemann

Business Exec Disavows Anti-Mufi “Smear” Letter As Forgery

Abercrombie wants Feds to pick up tab for Malpractice Insurance

Waikiki man charged with forcing a girl into prostitution

About-FACE: After Hannemann’s departure, Honolulu is doing a 180 on housing issues

Kauai Democrats sue to oust GOP candidate

Hawaii Ethics Commission seeks new director

Chief Perry wants to keep leading KPD

Kahana Valley families living in limbo

Boat owners on Hawaii's Big Island protesting new fees

Community college enrollment rises 7 percent

Wherever it lands, UH must pony up travel subsidies

Two recent escapes from state hospital draw concern

Honolulu agrees to accept tons of trash

Rush Limbaugh Touts Benefits of Hawaii made E-Cigarettes, Slams FDA

Judicial Committee Unanimously Confirms California's First Filipina-American Chief Justice

Gaza Flotilla participant brings terrorist agit-prop show to Hilo

Liberal activist allegedly flips out, stabs Muslim Cabbie 

Ground Zero Mosque Developer: Mosque Could Accommodate 1,000 Worshippers

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 AM :: 2738 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Democrats make up 70% of poll respondents—But Aiona #1 in favorability

Hannemann Campaign: Abercrombie is 2 points ahead

Djou: RTTT “is just the beginning”

Lingle: RTTT “would not have been possible without Matayoshi”

Aiona: RTTT selection result of shared commitment to education reform

Meet the “moderate” Muslim behind the Ground Zero Mosque

Inouye goes negative on Ed Case for going negative on Hannemann 

Abercrombie fundraiser: “I would come see the devil for Willie Nelson” says attendee

Police: Naeole-Beason complaint filed (The magnificent and glorious Hawaii County Council)

Former Student Member of Education Board 'Can't Sugarcoat Toguchi's Horrible Leadership'

Caldwell, Hannemann smarting from Kalihi tax flap

New flood maps may force Hawaii residents to purchase insurance

Public input sought on Senate vacancy

Leader of Calif-Hawaii drug ring gets 27 years

Hawaii man sues: claims video game is too addicting

Hawaii receives grant to control health insurance premiums

Dem Moneyman buys Winter White House: Obama planning to retire to Kailua?

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
August 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 AM :: 2796 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Ed Case: “Prevedouros and Carlisle are the change candidates against status quo Caldwell”

Terrorism? Sovereignty activists prove UHH Professor’s unspoken point

Democrats Want to Slam Small Businesses with Massive Tax Hike: Where’s Hanabusa? 

Polling: Aiona’s favorability equal to Democrats’

RTTT: Hawaii gets $75 million

Board designates judge qualified

Hannemann defends against attacks from Case

Ed Case’s Hate machine?

Unity: Dan Inouye forces Democrat candidates to join saimin eating contest

Carlisle holds strong lead

Pacific Islanders suing state over health plan

State Report: Abolish Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

Hawaii State Financial Report 14 Months Late

Honolulu agrees to accept tons of trash

Omidyar’s Civil Beat joins anti-Depleted Uranium scam

Maui Could Be First County To Protect Aquarium Fish 

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Monday, August 23, 2010
August 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 2687 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Voters react to Abercrombie, Hannemann personas: "I'm just really tired of all of this BS"

SA: Abercrombie gets backing from Case

HNN/SA Poll reports Lt Gov numbers (It’s Schatz vs Sakamoto)

SA: Ruling on burials highlights need for careful planning (could kill rail)

State cuts 97 polling places: Some worry that fewer sites will sink voter turnout even lower

Hawaii Has 6th Lowest Unemployment Rate: Hawaii Labor Force Fell By 1,700 In July

Hotel revenue up for first half of 2010

Panos Prevedouros: ‘A civil engineer is the perfect professional for the job’

7 vie for Djou's old Council seat

Republican Beth Fukumoto tries to find a middle ground with Hawaii voters

OHA considers legal action to protect cultural sites against Army Stryker vehicles?

Kauai Utility offers millions to protect seabirds

Hawaii Passes on Chance of Female Chief Justice

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Sunday, August 22, 2010
August 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 AM :: 3027 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Ed Case: Abercrombie, Aiona “both honest, independent, experienced candidates”

Abercrombie has edge (49-44 over Hannemann)

Holding course: Recktenwald likely will not alter the high court's direction (Nomination approved by SA)

Obama, Djou deliver dueling addresses

Poll about the Poll says: More residents leaning toward absentee voting

Emily Naeole’s husband flees state, alleges domestic violence, threats

State attorney general accepts Rego case

Secret meeting yields ad hoc committee: Board creates group to determine clinic's future

Hannemann Plan To Revive Superferry Sinking Fast: Federal Government Expects To Outbid All At Ferry Auction

Forced farming in DHHL’s new “Green” project

Are you paying your neighbor to cut his electric bill?

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Sunday, August 22, 2010
August, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:01 AM :: 2694 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

No reason to pull a Democrat ballot Sept 18

A threat from the Carroll Campaign 

Unrecorded Honolulu Council meetings

Same Sex Automatons

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Saturday, August 21, 2010
August 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 AM :: 4230 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

Rep. Djou Statehood Day address carried nationwide: “We can cut $1.3 trillion right now”

Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American

Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State

Our American Triumph: Civil Rights and Hawaii Statehood

After 6 years: Newspaper Guild signs contract with Tribune-Herald

Nonaka: Republican Poll for Carlisle Doesn't Exist

Djou meets with small businesses

Maui, Kona TEA Party groups back King for Lt Governor

Debate: Hannemann hammered over negative mailer 

Debate: Hannemann blames others for Kalihi tax hikes

Hannemann still waffles on Civil Unions

HNN profiles Duke Aiona

CB: Hannemann = Aiona in Hawaii Family Forum Survey

Gay Palimony Suit Filed In Hawaii: Lesbian Couple Fights Over Assets

HGEA Neutral on Say, AFL-CIO backs Synan as labor, gays team up for revenge

Hospital governors meet in secret to discuss taxpayer loans to Alii Health Center

$11,000 in tax credits: Are you buying your neighbor’s electric smugmobile?

Honolulu Harbor gets federal stimulus money

Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries

Bedbugs Challenge Homeless Shelters

Kauai County plans to refile 32 counts of incest

Overseas Filipino Workers in Islam Nations to Suffer Anew in Month of Ramadan

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Friday, August 20, 2010
August 20 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:45 AM :: 2757 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Senate sets day to consider Recktenwald appointment

Property tax quadruples for needy families in Kalihi (Thanks for the $13,000 tax bill, Mufi)

Mufi’s Friday the 13th Attack

Hannemann’s Claims Don’t Match His Record

Mufi’s fake “Brown Guy”?

SA on HD32 Race: 4 making initial run at elective office

Caldwell get it wrong on Hawaii Constitution, Nuclear Power

Council sets fine for haste with big trash

Lights Out: Birds Trump Friday Night Football

Political underdog John Carroll complains he is being ignored

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Thursday, August 19, 2010
August 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:28 PM :: 3484 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Djou working to resolve issues caused by Micronesia Compact

Full Text: Hawaii Family Forum/Hawaii Catholic Conference 2010 Voter Guide

Duke Aiona unveils jobs plan

Governor seeks public input on candidates to fill two Senate vacancies

Hawaii State Assessment: Complete school-by-school results

Human Trafficking: Hawaii a standout on “Dirty Dozen” list

Voter Registration Forms Due Today for Sept 18 Primaries

High court upholds burial site challenges: Burial council will not have last word (Big victory for shakedown artists)

Aiona Challenges Rail Project Job Claims

Aiona calls for more business tax credits

Another Hannemann Lie busted: “City Council Never Overrode a Veto” --FALSE

Abercrombie lifts weights to force gay marriage on Hawaii

God In Government? Mayoral Candidates Respond

CD1 Race: National Republicans to stay off airwaves again

5 vying for open seat see jobs, crime as top issues

Sheriff vs Judiciary over bailiffs, staffing?

Star-Advertiser vs Free Speech

Gay atheist lobby: Hawaii anti-gay marriage campaign used as model for California Prop 8?

Shapiro: Muzzle Republicans, Build Mosque

City considers Kailua-Kaneohe sewage tunnel

Council Postpones Vote On Fireworks Ban

Big Island Dopers March Held For Jailed Marijuana Activist

911 transcripts: GTMO Greenwell arrest

911 Taxes Don’t Fund 911 Service

Satellite Firms Get Broadband Stimulus Funds to serve Hawaii

Hawaii TEA Party joins Arpaio, others at border rally

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
August 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 3052 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Shapiro: Politicians (Hannemann, Caldwell) need to get over the plantation-era bigotry

Embattled State Sheriffs Grilled By Lawmakers (Department lacks sufficient handcuffs)

Teachers prevail in back-pay case  (25,000 teachers ripped off by DoE since 1996 and HSTA did nothing)

State Loses $240 Million on Controversial Securities

Testifiers seek hold on bag ban ordinance: Say clearer rules, information on enforcement, more time needed

3500 rally for Abercrombie in Hilo

Hawaii Sierra Club endorsing Hanabusa, Hirono and Hooser (triple albatross)

SA: 3 Democratic candidates differ on taxes and gambling

UH ranks as 159th best in annual U.S. News list

Hawaii's state budget deficit violates constitution (not exactly…)

Hawaii judges’ financial disclosures now available online

Indians Make U.S. Take Out the Trash

Residents to protest land sold to 'Iolani

GOP reveals midterm blueprint

Big Island voters won't decide on referendums

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
August 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 2723 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Prop. 8 ruling ignores precedent, evidence and common sense

Heritage: Solutions for America

Mismanagement Zoo: Honolulu burns $3M to demolish kiosk and put up sign

SA: Hannemann spins facts to run down Abercrombie

Statewide Voter registration hits new record (26,000 new voters)

SA spreads confusion to save BoE from well-deserved oblivion

SA: Land rules changes overdue  (OHA to gain monopoly on shakedown operations)

HTF: Figuring Who To Vote For In Upcoming Elections

Hawaii Abortion Critics Opt Not to Endorse Djou

Hawaiian Electric Industries: Don't Count on Its Dividend

Waipahu Food Assistance Office Is Empty — and It's Not for Lack of Need, Nor Is It A Bad Thing

Hawaii lawmakers hold several off-session hearings

Hawaii Democrats will keep candidates on ballot

State ERS fund posts 3-month loss of $761M

Kaiser losses up to $5.1M—will seek rate hike

BOE expected to formally delay planned Kohala consolidation

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Monday, August 16, 2010
August 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 2764 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou in WSJ--“Birthright Citizenship: A GOP Achievement”

Hawaii Progressives target Gabbard, express “enthusiasm” for molester’s buddy Rep. Joe Bertram

Great news: Rep. Lyla Berg still taking grief for “Islam Day”

Mufi: “Candidate of corporate and political elite”

Legislators and their greasy palms

Campaign 2010: top mayoral candidates face off

City Council member will ask the Outdoor Circle to support a ban on campaign placards larger than 8 square feet

Dog bite victim not pleased with police response

Lawmakers to question Sheriff Division

Three Hawaii Pacific Health hospitals earn AHA recognition

Persistent drought draining Big Island residents' wallets

Anti-GMO fraudsters gather on Kauai

Flotilla Survivor Criticizes Israelis: Hawaii Woman Claims Attack Was Act Of Piracy

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Sunday, August 15, 2010
August 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 2749 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

CJ-Appointee Recktenwald: Eleven Supreme Court Opinions

State Zoning Statutes As "Environmental" Laws - More On HAWSCT's Ala Loop Decision 

Hannemann stabs Caldwell in back: Caldwell retaliates “I own homelessness”

New pick, same judicial evaluation process

HCF:  Let the governor appoint the Board of Education and be held accountable

Investigation would help clarify activities at airport

Was Bunda resigned before running for LG? Ask the Senate President.

Primary Registration ends Thursday: Voter Registration up by 1.8% all time high 

Marijuana Minister Christie has $34K in cash seized by feds, trial delayed 71/2 months

Maui County Democrats to host Gaza Terrorist Aid Flotilla

Hawaii hotel occupancy tops 80 percent

Hawaiian Bicentennial: Celebrating two centuries of island unification

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Saturday, August 14, 2010
August 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 3187 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Djou on KITV: "Voters voted against the establishment...I look forward to November"

Rasmussen: Only 26% of Americans strongly approve of Obama

The Federal Policy Landscape Is Now More Favorable to Wind Energy than at Any Other Time in the Past Decade

Lingle chooses Recktenwald as chief justice

Hanabusa backs Recktenwald: Rejection of Leonard part of scheme to deprive Lingle of third nomination

Abercrombie hits Hannemann on “bullying and mismanagement”

Hannemann: Chinatown residents are “NIMBYS”, Abercrombie  is “absurd and false”

Carlisle Chooses Concert Over Community Forum

Mayoral Candidates Exchange Barbs

Progressives fear Prevedouros victory

Abercrombie refunds donations, gets them back

Abercrombie’s Half-Truth: My Offshore Drilling Bill Would Have Helped With BP Oil Spill

Kauai: Democrats-only LG Debate

Maui: Four candidates eligibility challenged

SA: Candidate criticizes own (sic) party for disqualification move

Case Family Democrat Advertiser: 'Bridge' funding welcomed

SA: No bad guys in farmers' plight (so sayeth the voice of landed aristocracy)

Oahu electricity prices reach 2-year high

Cultural practitioner or squatter?  State ejects canoe builder from park

Hawaii lawmaker plans resolution to ban N-word

GTMO Greenwell demands jury trial for resisting arrest

Obama hammered for support of triumphal Mosque at Ground Zero

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Friday, August 13, 2010
August 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 PM :: 2950 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Carlisle Skips Salt Lake Forum: “Something about demographics”

Democratic gov candidates off to an uninspiring start

Massive failure hidden in DoE’s recent test score improvements

Hannemann still dogged by Pittsburgh fundraiser

Another Hannemann Lie: “I Alone Went to Public Schools”

Floating nuclear plant stirs interest and apprehension

State bar's evaluation process for judges is inherently unfair

Officials To Move Kakaako Homeless: Illegal Campers On The Move Again

Enviros try to force Bunda off the Ballot

Election Season on Kauai: Bynum and Asing trade barbs over unfairness and half-truths

VIDEO: Kohala Middle School rallies against consolidation

Hawaii video game industry added $23M to economy

FBI agents bust 14 in mortgage fraud

Foreclosures finally drop in Hawaii

Justice delayed for military voters: Department ignores states' likely refusal to comply with ballot rules

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Thursday, August 12, 2010
August 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 PM :: 4489 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Flip-Flop-Flip: Hannemann again refuses to take position on Gay Civil Unions

Time tight for Akaka Bill-but Akaka claims to have the votes

Changes proposed to state land rules: The first revisions in 16 years involve shoreline boundaries and permits

Debate: Hannemann, Abercrombie bicker over “agenda”

Abercrombie unable to think of any achievements other than winning elections and showing up

Democrat Candidates skirt chances to provide specific plans

Caldwell: 'The Number One Job of the City is To Create Jobs for All of Us.'

Pittsburgh Fundraiser:  Hannemann campaign, aide agree to pay small fine

The Hill: Vulnerable Dems support state aid bill

US Congressman Djou Condemns N. Korea for Detainment of South Korean Boat

ILind: Brian Schatz is not raking in the bucks from a non-profit sinecure at a Democrat slush-fund, really

Maui HD 11: Molester associates Bertram and Halperin demand criminals be let out of jail: Bertram also demands more marijuana

Republican Dudek stays on ballot: Judge blocks Election Commission from giving Donna Mercado Kim a free ride

Nishiki is target of rivals at Kula candidates forum

Kenoi: No $100 Aina Lea dinner

3 Big Island courthouses to close

Report: Area unsafe:  PTA visitors Professional protesters speak up about having to sign a safety waiver

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
August 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 3688 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie part of Democratic Socialists of America Caucus at Democratic National Convention

City, State, EPA agree to Federal consent decree for Honolulu sewage treatment

Inouye, minions challenge Governor over $26B pork package 

Mufi donors: Pay-to-Play SSFM leads pack

Mayoral campaign: Prevedouros calls for nuclear power

HGEA rejects molester’s employer Cabanilla (And still deciding on Say)

HGEA announces endorsements

Sierra Club endorsement: Another albatross around Abercrombie's neck

Brian Schatz: “Hemp as a crop, is an idea that should be explored….”

Anonymous Army rehab program gains support

Hawaii bases could escape DoD budget cuts

Lingle Eyes China For More Tourism Help

Hawaii Kai farmers face 25-fold rent hike

Na Wai Eha: Streams flow again — along with controversy and conflict 

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
August 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:09 AM :: 4407 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Same-Sex Marriage Judge Finds That a Child Has Neither a Need Nor a Right to a Mother

Excess of $1.4B found in 186 Hawaii Special Funds

BoE Chair Toguchi speaks out against appointed BoE

Djou attends Iraq mobilization ceremony of former unit

Individual right to sue for “clean and healthful environment”? State moves for reconsideration

Hirono, Djou Split On Funding Bill

Gay activists continue to hound Calvin Say

Cayetano: Mufi is King of Smears

Rail drives Hannemann contributions, Abercrombie gets D.C. support

HGEA Backs Hannemann; HSTA Abercrombie

Endorsement: HSTA albatross hung around Abercrombie's neck

DePledge: HD 43, HD 31 races competitive

Hawaii Bar Association reconsiders rating rule

Parents working 16 hour days to save children from DoE

KITV Exclusive: Embattled DOT Deputy Quits

Collaborate on APEC security

Hawaii legislators seek feedback from the homeless (Still pushing for Honolulu’s own tent city hell.)

Big Island marijuana advocate to remain behind bars

Kauai judge dismisses 2 criminal cases calls prosecutor’s conduct “egregious”

Hawaiian Electric Industries posts higher profit

American Engineer Convicted of Selling Military Secrets to China

Peak Oil cult leader dies in hot tub: Profited from wild claims of doom?

LA Times Obituary: Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen master

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Monday, August 09, 2010
August 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:15 PM :: 4680 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka, Inouye meet with Reid over Akaka Bill

Ed Case: Racism and localism in Hawaii politics has dark side

Shapiro: Djou a true test for GOP

Abercrombie Donors: Not Pay-for-Play Mitsunaga leads pack

Group urges people to vote for appointed education board (two BoE members call for appointed Board)

Terror grips Maui, Molokai, Big Isle as fate of several Hawaii schools in hands of BOE members

DoE Team prepares to bid for $75M RTTT grant

Koller: DOE's bungling of lunch program shows need for comprehensive audit

Abercrombie: Hannemann Left Honolulu in 'Worst Financial Position of Any City I Can Imagine'

Hanabusa’s Half-Truth: I Cut Waste and "Saved Us Millions"

Honolulu mayoral hopefuls to debate

DOJ to meet Sen. Cornyn after stalling on MOVE (Hawaii’s illegally late Primary date)

Hawaii Army National Guard Soldiers Mobilize For Afghanistan

Hawaii sugar grower working to power Navy (Next Big Thing #1)

A project in Waikiki hopes to harness deep-sea water to power air conditioning (Next Big Thing #2)

Some Kalama Valley residents express concern over proposed residential development

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Sunday, August 08, 2010
August 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:21 AM :: 5741 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Mufi’s Republican Army: The Bush Family Connection

Leonard Appointment: How they voted

The 'Birthers' Began on the Left

Djou on MSNBC: “We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs since the stimulus package was created. That’s not progress.”

Borreca: “Lingle stumbles in effort to remake state Judiciary” (How Recktenwald lost favor)

Kauai prosecutor prosecutes former boyfriend for crime she is implicated in

Looking at the Bar Association Board

Hanabusa promises to raise your taxes

Democrats scrap over ads; Aiona stays upbeat

Abercrombie: “Confrontation, finger-pointing and name-calling”

State agency clears Honolulu rail contracts (decision backs Hannemann over Abercrombie)

Anti-Superferry protesters target Navy sonar (again)

Costs piling up two years into Molokai water lawsuit

Juror: Without DNA evidence, Makanani walks on sex assault

Seed money: A koa plantation on the Big Island courts investors to buy tiny trees and then reap rewards over 25 years

UH professor helps boost Vietnam's clinics

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Saturday, August 07, 2010
August 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 2353 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle: “Senators revealed their true colors”

Aiona challenges Hannemann and Abercrombie to speak up on Leonard confirmation

Rejected 14-8 by Senate Democrats: Judge Leonard had more judicial experience than Elena Kagan

April 7, 2010: Hawaii Senate “Urging Governor to use and consider gender equity when appointing judges”

This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing

Abercrombie: “The only thing Hawai‘i exports right now is garbage”

ILind: Kyo-ya execs campaigned for Hannemann while seeking city variances for new Waikiki hotel

Hanabusa’s Senate rejects high court pick

Woman with Hawaii roots likely to lead California courts

Shapiro: Senate, Bar Association “drive-by shooting” of Leonard

Gay Advertiser still trying to use Walker’s decision to create gay marriage in Hawaii

Blow to anti-Superferry activists: Maui Council puts brakes on district voting

KITV Exclusive: Kauai Airport Supervisor Admits To Theft

Cronies cheer as Hamakua farm project takes shape

'Birthers' fade after passage of law against them

Israeli diplomat arrives to help state with water and geothermal projects

Hawaii National Guard helicopter unit to deploy

Still time to Register to vote in next month's primary election

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Friday, August 06, 2010
August 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 PM :: 4707 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Mufi does it again in Debate: “Screaming, yelling, ranting, raving, finger pointing, name-calling” Abercrombie: I am Dan Inouye

Politico: Abercrombie leans on Pelosi for help

WaPo: As Hawaii Democrats battle, RGA goes up with ads

RGA ad for Duke Aiona: “People want their leaders to be positive, not divisive and negative”

Djou, Micronesian Ambassador: “Status quo is not working”  

CB “Mostly True”: Neil's Congressional Performance "Dead Last"

Katherine Leonard fails to get support of Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Government Operations

Borreca: Moon was right about bar's role in picking judges

Case Family Star Advertiser: Legislature should be undeterred in recognizing same-sex civil unions 

Hawaii's unemployment claims down 7.7%

Scared straight: The Hawaii Meth Project educates isle students about the horrors of using "ice" through real-life anecdotes

Council panel bows to snobs OKs proposal to ban fireworks

County Drops Trespassing Charge Against Census Worker

Molokai vets group might take dispute to courtroom

Leprosy Patient Admits Smuggling Drugs: Drugs Would Have Been Distributed At Kalaupapa

Hawaii DHS rated high in helping disabled get high-paying jobs

Hawaii senators say state would get $39 million from federal aid legislation

UH-Manoa completes work on pair of residential towers

Hoku Corp.'s losses tied to spending on Idaho polysilicon plant

NYT: Governments Go to Extremes as the Downturn Wears On

DMZ Hawaii teams up with North Korean front groups in DC

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Thursday, August 05, 2010
August 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 3462 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Congress.org: "Abercrombie is a follower"

FULL TEXT: Federal Judge rules Calif. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Lingle pushes for Leonard

SA EDITORIAL: Confirm Leonard nomination

Leonard appointment: Lingle prepared to bust Democrats stalling tactics

Pelosi endorses Abercrombie, Responds to Mufi commercial

Labor King: Another Mufi Lie busted by Omidyar’s Abercrombie lovin’ CB

Taking over: Steve Case’s ownership in ML&P now at 62.8 percent

California's Proposition 8 ruling to affect Hawaii's fight over civil unions

Shapiro: No marriage right spelled out in Constitution 

Ruling energizes civil-union advocates: Both supporters and opponents look to a possible Supreme Court decision in the case

Homosexual assault on Calvin Say to be tried August 9

SHOPO endorses Pacarro for prosecutor

WaPo: FedEx, Northrop Grumman give to Inouye’s pet projects

DoE Targets Molokai school for closure -- 16 miles to next school

Hawaii census worker due back in federal court today

National Review plugs Hawai`i Free Press

Omidyars join others in donation pledge

"JOBENOMICS" Author in Hawaii to pitch Paakea Quarry expansion(???), foreign investor tax credits

A tropical fish collecting ban?

State Rep. Denny Coffman named Legislator-in-Residence at UH-Manoa

County challenging candidate's residency claims

Runway Under Water? Honolulu Planners Seek Study of Climate Change Impacts on Transportation

NYC: Abandoned elevated rail system transformed into magnificent park

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
August 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 PM :: 3328 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hawaii 3rd most indebted state

Even with furloughs, Edison curriculum turns around 14 failing Hawaii DoE schools

Hawaii Right-to-Life announces 2010 Political Endorsements

Bank bailouts: Maxine Waters faces ethics charges—Inouye next?

Caught on VIDEO: Thief steals Arakawa for Mayor signs in Wailuku

Leonard's ability to lead is doubted by Taniguchi (Dems continue to prepare the “We don’t like you” excuse)

Shapiro: Katherine Leonard: Judgment by character assassination

Hawaii Progressives attack Leonard

Hannemann busted on another lie:  Endorsements by Business Groups

Shapiro: Mufi=Kim jong Il?

Big isle Incumbents Fuel Campaigns With Off-Isle Money

Kauai County manager proposal killed

Rod Tam's Meal Expenses Drop 60% Amid Probes

City ending trash contract

Small isle charities risk losing IRS status

Anti-Superferry commission unable to waive EIS for enviro projects, SA complains bitterly

PUC nears decision on Pasha request for interisland service

Parking fee thief sentenced to probation

Smart Grids Stumble in Hawaii, Baltimore

Hawaii to help Alaska with foster care

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010
August 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:31 PM :: 3194 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle: Bar Association refuses to state its reasons for ‘unqualified’ ratings

Poll: Djou leads by 8% margin

Gallup: Hawaii conservatives outnumber liberals, state tops in moderates

Caught on VIDEO: Thief steals Arakawa for Mayor signs in Wailuku

Young leaders of GOP want value-added campaigns

Gay Activists accuse Calvin Say of abandoning wife and kids, investigate Speaker’s water bill

Billy Kenoi’s Proposed tax hike on disabled veterans withdrawn

Fund Race: Hannemann $3.1M, Aiona, $2.6M Abercrombie $2.0M

Caldwell Leads Mayoral Candidates In Fundraising: Carlisle May Win With Less Money

Bar association calls Leonard 'unqualified'

Hawaii State Bar: Leonard, Tootoo unqualified

Judges' 'unqualified' rating is slammed

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office – 2010 and Beyond

Hawaii bankruptcy filings up 28 percent in July

Are Hawaii exports being counted properly?

Hawaii State Representatives Say and Tsuji Honored as BIO Legislators of the Year

Two companies to release Maui stream water as ordered by the state

KITV VIDEO: Jeremy Harris unsold coffee table books pile up at city hall

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Monday, August 02, 2010
August 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 2365 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislative races: Mainland “Gay Victory” money flowing to molester’s buddy Joe Bertram and HB444 sponsor Blake Oshiro

Duke Aiona: “Creating jobs now”

Anger over civil unions: Hawaii Dems predict loss of 3-6 seats in legislature

KHON profiles TEA Party candidate for State Senate

SA endorses lawsuit to enact HB444

Students, Fridays return to schools: As educators begin the new year, they face curriculum shifts and higher standards

Foreclosures hurt condos: Many face higher fees as some owners fail to pay

Fishpond protected by law may yet be sold: The DOT might use an older law to help in auctioning the land

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Sunday, August 01, 2010
August 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 PM :: 2776 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

“Birthers” smell profit in an Abercrombie governorship?

PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA Designated a World Heritage Site

Lambda: Hawaii Civil Unions suit demands recognition of new family structures, not “equality”

'Culture war' engulfs Hawaii Democrats

Mufi: “Neil has never spent a day in a serious private sector job”

Leonard: Antidote to the activist Supreme court which invented gay marriage, killed Superferry?

Think Tech: “Some people would like to keep the seat empty until Linda Lingle is gone”

Sweet Justice: Superferry protesters projects stymied by lack of EIS

AP: Hawaii: Haven for the homeless?  (Honolulu tent City being promoted all over mainland)

FACE: A city housing office could help … homelessness industry

SA: Sewer pact negotiations need more transparency

Kaneohe charter school evicted to make way for long-term care facility

Hawaii Progressives continue to pump their “Values” book

American Samoa tuna cannery may reopen

 

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