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Monday, June 21, 2010
June 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 5559 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Democratic chief takes Mufi to the woodshed

SA: Djou defends call for Jones Act waiver

Rep. Djou opens Honolulu office

Gov. Lingle to consider veto of civil unions bill Monday

QWERTY: Linda Lingle Has Seen Through You Hawaii Gays Ditching the Word 'Marriage'

SA: Don't waste stream water (OHA must grab more water)

CB: Time Running Out for Akaka Bill

SA: Perk of incumbency: Unequal time

ilind: State Ethics Commission deserves more credit for dealing with administrative problems

Army seeks better ties with Native Hawaiians

Hawaii Home Price Index Up 13.4% in April—tops nation

Report: Hawaii personal income increasing

California fraud case allegedly cost First Hawaiian Bank over $2.5 million

Big Island progressive musician guilty in kiddie porn case

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Sunday, June 20, 2010
June, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:01 AM :: 5079 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye backs UHH's Straney

Blind Teacher fired by HPU

Panos Prevedouros = Johnny Wilson

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Saturday, June 19, 2010
June 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 PM :: 10109 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

CNBC: Jones Act may be hindering Gulf Oil Response, Dutch ships blocked

Tokyo: Lingle meets with Japanese travel writers, Tourism Minister

Hawaii-Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership Agreement Signed

Djou joins in call to allow global aid for oil cleanup (Inouye, Akaka, Hirono demand the oil be left alone to pollute Gulf)

Civil Unions To Go On Potential Veto List

Hawaii Business Roundtable stands by call for a veto of the civil unions bill

HNN: Djou using taxpayer funds to make 'robocalls'

SA: Ethics agency harmed by Mollway dismissal (Democrats afraid a real investigator will be appointed)

Hawaii Ethics Commission will discuss recruiting executive director

Energy partnership features Hawaii and Okinawa

Hawaii gets new tool to target foreign investment

Lingle urged to veto tax credit bill

Hawaii’s jobless rate drops to 6.6% in May

4,171 on Oahu have no homes

How Hawaii Lawmakers Balanced the State Budget

CB: New York Human Trafficking Law Points To Holes In Hawaii Proposal

Storied stone taken away

Hawaii Schools’ Best Friend

Preserving Hawaii’s resources: More than a career

Medical heavyweights team up for new approach to quality health care

Lawyers praise beach land ruling

VA official gets big pay, little work: A retired Navy captain who has filed several discrimination suits sits in limbo

Firefighter gets duty change after accusation of beating

Hawaii Family Seeking Answers About Inmate's Death

Kauai County employees face furloughs next month

Lihue Airport First In State To Use Body Scanner

The man who’s tutoring Bill Gates … actually has a brain…

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Friday, June 18, 2010
June 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:11 AM :: 9464 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

Tax revenue for rail tumbles to $8.3M

Cataluna: Djou survey is “another smart move from a politician who hasn't made a false step yet.”

Case family’s Star-Advertiser gives backhanded support to Djou on Jones Act

Inouye, Hirono demand foreign ships be kept out of oil cleanup

DOE Posts School Calendar With No Furloughs, All Employees

Hawaii Adopts Common Core State Standards in Education

Mayor Hannemann Wrong to Ignore Governor Cayetano

Rep. Charles Djou Says Broke U.S. House Rules

Michelle Kidani Claims There's No Conflict Of Interest

Wind Energy Developer Negotiating with Molokai Ranch

Residents may decide future curfews

Using private prisons costs more than it seems (UPW talking points again)

State expects to reap dividends from China expo

Hawaiian Waste Systems signs agreement to ship trash

Hawaii's unemployment claims up 2.8%

If placed on ballot, decision could bring big changes: County manager vs. strong mayor

Hawaii 7th lowest in car insurance costs

Safeway, Walgreens bulk up in islands

Map: Where Americans Are Moving

Maui Council bills target aquarium fish industry

SA: Civil-union letter splits firms (SA continues to ferret out any detail that will help gay lobby)

5 major Hawaii businesses support civil unions

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Thursday, June 17, 2010
June 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:57 PM :: 8452 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
  1. Gulf & Hawaii: Djou call for relief from Jones Act explodes across national media
  2. VIDEO: Djou pushes solutions to oil spill on CNBC Worldwide Exchange
  3. Honolulu Gaza flotilla protester shows up at BP hearings – with rubber ducky
  4. Hannemann’s Pittsburgh fundraiser: Misdemeanor? Class C Felony?
  5. Mufi Site: Abercrombie’s brain in a glass jar controlled by Cayetano
  6. Lingle-Aiona Admin: “4,043 moved into permanent housing thru State homeless programs”
  7. Beijing: Governor Lingle discusses TMT at Great Hall of the People
  8. New ransom demands: BoE Chair threatens layoffs in response to 180 day law
  9. Abercrombie, Hannemann trade charges over whose fundraising is more corrupt
  10. Hannemann wins support from Hawaii hotel group
  11. Inouye: Jones Act Should Not Be Suspended for Foreign Aid in BP Oil Spill
  12. Broke in 10 years, ERS “is not front burner”—Rep Rhoads
  13. FrumForum: Mr. Djou Goes to Washington (Don’t Ask—Don’t tell)
  14. Equality (sic) Hawaii claims HB444 is not gay marriage
  15. Pay declines imminent for most city employees (Thanks, Mufi)
  16. $65M to shift rail route: Other options to avoid air traffic cost up to $300 million
  17. Rail: The federal funding has a long way to go before approval
  18. SA: CGI contract looks dubious (flacking for HGEA)
  19. SA Oi: Whines Abercrombie asks for fair game rules
  20. Tax Dollars Paid For Djou's (constituent survey) Robo-Calls (typical Democrat media hit piece)
  21. Despite New Law, Hawaii’s Public Schools Aren’t Up to National Standards
  22. Maui News Polls mayoral race
  23. Hawaii Ethics Commission Fires Director
  24. Ilind: List of Star-Advertiser local directors dropped from “Views & Voices”
  25. Star-Advertiser forces Honolulu Weeklies to use Maui News printing press
  26. Statewide Bike Plan Shows Progress
  27. Kenoi predicts another tough budget year
  28. Hawaii Co Water rates rising 8 percent
  29. Espionage trial continues for Maui man
  30. RP govt asks Fil-Ams to support SAVE Act
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
June 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 PM :: 9457 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

RCCC to focus on reelecting Djou, Liberal website calls Hanabusa “untainted”

HNN: More speed bumps for Honolulu rail project (Its not just the Governor)

Shapiro: Mayor uses rail failings as boost to governor bid

Mayor Mufi Hannemann announces 24 furlough days for 2010-11 fiscal year

Hawaii passes law mandating 180-day school year

Democrat Borreca: Isle GOP banking on 'down-ticket' contests

SA: Not protecting civil unions hurts Hawaii's competitiveness

As HSTA Negotiations open, Civil Beat begins flacking mercilessly  (no surprise here)

Big Kauai project going forward despite slowdown

Rep. Djou calls for free trade with Philippines

Acting Gov. Concerned Over Inmate Deaths

Sen. Inouye marks a milestone

Meth ads may be changing attitudes

Kaneohe car dealer is charged over laundering pimps' money

Hawaii Hates Science, Tells Thirty Meter Telescope to Go to Chile

ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. Signs MOU With McCandless Ranch to Develop Hawaiian Carbon Offset Projects

PUC OKs Hawaiian Electric's test of biofuel blends

Molokai Dispatch: Undersea Cable Moving Forward

Windmill sought for Waikoloa area

County again considers hauling trash to Kona

Kauai Volunteers help finish new dock

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:37 PM :: 8442 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

Hannemann Pittsburgh fundraiser: Campaign Spending Commission not notified until after event

Aiona rejects call to act on HB444 while Lingle is out of state

Lingle talks visas and biofuels in Beijing

Djou’s first Legislation: Resolution calls for Free Trade Agreement with Philippines

Hanabusa to get same kind of National Democrat help Ed Case got

NRCC: “Colleen Hanabusa and her Washington friends have pushed the economy into a jobless recovery”

TEA Party leader launches campaign for Maui Mayor

House votes to annex Hawaii, June 15, 1898

HB444: Gay Lobby and Hawaii Media seek revenge against Business Roundtable

Federal Transit Administration approves EIS for Oahu's $5B rail project

IT company's relationship with the state Tax Department is being questioned (by HGEA-owned legislators seeking to reverse privatization)

UPW salivates as State to investigate killing of island inmate in Arizona

Bloomberg: Hawaii gov discusses tourism, energy in China (APEC-Green Energy connection?)

Hawaii ignition interlock bill signed into law

Don't combine schools in Waialua and Haleiwa

Dozens of Vietnamese immigrants might have to leave the country over falsified documents

Obamacare: Those laid off when the recession started will soon lose subsidized health insurance benefits

Plenty of beachside in Ooma plan (30 years work is now juicy new shakedown target)

Construction Workers Abandon Big Island

EPA issues penalties against County of Hawaii, Johnson Resort Properties

Ormat share rises as Hawaii geothermal plant reaches full production

Hawaii Biotech to be sold at auction

Lahaina News: Voters support change in council election system

U.S. commander blasts Chinese navy's behavior

Offshore oil rigs are out of U.S. government's reach (Marshall Islands safety inspectors?)

Scientists (sic) study shifting attitude to climate change

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Friday, June 11, 2010
June 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 11395 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

Full Text: Hawaii Business Roundtable calls for veto of HB444 Gay Civil Unions

Bloomberg: Hawaii will run out of pension funds in 2020

Study: Hawaii ERS to go broke in 2020

Hawaii Democratic Convention renews call for closed primary

Aiona: AECOM selected to conduct EIS for undersea cables

VIDEO: Djou floor speech “We need to put our fiscal house in order”

Lingle: Strengthening Partnerships in Guangdong Province

Gov. Lingle to host 7th Annual International Women’s Conference

Fed Chair Calls Dems’ Spending ‘Unsustainable’ As Hanabusa's Party Refuses to Budget

Abercrombie surrogates question Hanneman's Pittsburgh fundraiser

Lee Donohue: Mufi’s Pick

Shapiro: Principals are going to have to put their money where their mouths are on accountability

Boylan: Dem Convention “like college faculty meeting run amok”

Hero's welcome: 150 Kaneohe Marines return after seven months spent in Afghanistan

Hawaii's state tax collections up 1.8% year to date

CB: Controversial Landfill Expansion To Receive Trash Soon

HNN: State moves ahead with undersea interisland cable for energy

Panel: Restore some water to Central Maui streams

Kalapa: Hawaii Voters Need to Encourage Change for a Better Government

High court lets stand shoreline land ruling (Could cost State millions)

Census: Hawaii population changing

Hawaii makes change to appeals process permanent

Kamehameha Day: OHA continues delusions about Akaka Bill

Letter to Senate: Usual gaggle of Hawaii activists demand carbon tax, claim to represent 100,000

Fake Farmers Markets: “No local produce at all”

Brush Fire Destroys Big Island Homes

Man asks to build barn instead of mansion in Kilauea

Isle inmate's death sparks investigation

SA: Meth project hits hard, true

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
June 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 9544 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

Hawaii Meth Project Launches New Statewide Campaign

WSJ: Djou questions Bernanke on stimulus--Dow rises 115 points

Video: Djou questions Bernanke on Deficit

Deficit Reaches New Heights: Hanabusa’s Democrats Refuse to Stop

Hawaii TEA Party proposes “Contract From America” for 2010 Elections

Gallup: Debt ties terrorism as most worrisome issue

Shapiro: Will Aiona veto HB 444?

Hawaii technology tax credit suspension vetoed

Rove to raise money for Lt. Gov. Aiona

Hannemann HQ a former Pflueger location

Man sought treatment before fatal shooting – 90 illegal half-way houses in Waianae?

Principals panic after pay cut proposed—begin conspiring amongst themselves

Food stamp help slow in coming (Thanks HGEA)

SA: Thumbs up to park fees

Ethics panel delays decision on Mollway

When The Honolulu Weekly Moved To Maui

Hawaii could get direct flight to China

Honolulu City Council OKs $1.8 billion budget

HI: City Council selects former police chief Lee Donohue for Djou’s vacated seat

Gordon Pang on Lee Donohue

Hawaii County property taxes on the rise

Shapiro: Ceded lands and judicial politics

Shapiro: Candidates need to focus on regaining conscience

Union Leaders Claim Hawaii Hotels Tied To Wall Street Bankers

UH Athletics Outpaces WAC, But Still Finds Itself In $10 Million Hole

Hawaiian Electric cleared to use biodiesel in generating plants

KHON: Checks Are On Their Way to Thousands of Hawaii Seniors

Investigators Look Into Inmate Death

Hawaii Co. Police officer investigated in sex assault case

 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
June 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 PM :: 6685 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Nanakuli Park: Hannemann pounds Hanabusa in proxy fight between Waimanalo Gulch and PVT landfill

Shanghai: Governor Lingle opens “Hawaii Week” at 2010 World Expo

Acting Governor Duke Aiona signs Monk Seal Protection bill

The Hill: New members Critz, Djou start off in campaign mode

It's lobbying, not charity: (Star-Advertiser joins gay-atheist lobby in attack on Hawaii Family Forum)

Civil union pairs might face taxes (HB444 creates new basis for litigation to re-invent Gay marriage)

Star-Advertiser: Making sense of island politics (look good) is still our goal

Council ready to fill empty slot and send budget to the mayor

Not enough tax hikes: Maui Budget will take effect without mayor's signature

DoE admits it has no curriculum (Civil Beat misses story) 

CB: Department of Education Says It Doesn't Have Contract With Teachers

State prisons warn of possible unrest due to food shortage

UPW tops list of high-spending lobbyists during second half of the legislative session

Ethics Director could face termination at Wednesday morning meeting

CB: Day 1 Of The New Star-Advertiser

Contracts for 6,000 statewide hotel workers expire June 30

Hawaii census effort totaling big numbers

UPDATE: New Auditor's Report Finds Inefficiencies (but no fraud) in State's pCard Program

Survey finds graphic ads reducing first-time meth use among young people

Ka Iwi: You Take It, You Bought It

Kauai: Judge: Highway widening project may proceed

Even For Deaths Of Rare Birds, Criminal Charges Extraordinary

Hawaii Kai’s Controversial Lighting Project Detailed

Investigation of Big Island Department of Water Supply to Begin

Venue Shopping: Lawyers come to Hawaii, claim pesticide injury

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
June 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:24 PM :: 7318 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Aiona visits 100 small businesses in 100 days

Abercrombie on Marijuana: “Of course it should be utilized”

Board of Education weighing fate of four rural schools targeted for closure on three islands

Honolulu Council to decide on city's $1.82B budget (tax hike)

Hawaii Co. Council backs down from budget cuts (Kenoi wins tax increases)

Hawaii Business: Education is Everybody’s Problem

Lingle addresses Chamber in Shanghai

Andy Winer: Responsible for Obama’s Gulf Oil Well disaster!

Schmidt resigning as insurance chief

Ilind: Cam Cavasso apparently making another run against Dan Inouye

Hawaii's weather, high gasoline costs lure electric vehicles (Detroit Free Press)

Several big properties are suffering from loan defaults that amount to more than $2 billion

Ilind: Former newspaper employees in 60-day limbo

Curfew curbs violence--so it is cancelled

Island teens increasingly aware of risks of methamphetamine use

Hawaii Business: Illegal Sex, Drugs and Gambling (and tourism in Hawaii)

Honolulu man indicted for sex trafficking teenage girl

Workers Speak Out In Human Trafficking Case

Compeltely Typical and Average Hawaii Progressive speaks up for Hawaii slavers

Contractor in tower collapse did not have required license

Hawaii 5-0 Filming begins mid-July, LOST to be followed by “Off the Map?”

Negotiations Under Way To Move Stranded Trash

Hawaii Co. Geothermal working group organized

Mamalahoa Bypass extends hours, opens two-way route

Hawaii Part Of Honey Bee Decline Investigation

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Saturday, June 5, 2010
June 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:11 PM :: 8327 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

Aiona: “I am committed to making Hawaii the greenest place on Earth”

Djou: “With Ed gone, we are alone in being voice for mainstream in Hawaii”

Jobs: Tax-n-spend policies favored by Hanabusa fail to deliver

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

VIDEOS: Flotilla “Peace Activists” chant “Oh Jews, the army of Mohammad will return”

Tracy Nakano Bean: “Hawaii Legislature has never met a tax it didn’t like”

Earmarks set aside for campaign donors, report finds (Inouye #1)

Airlift executive files ethics complaint against Sen. Inouye (#2)

WSJ: A Case of Hanabusa

Abercrombie accuses Hannemann violating “spirit of the Constitution for his own personal advantage”

HNN: Layoffs continuing at Star-Bulletin and Midweek

Slom: Hawaii Lost the Honolulu Star-Bulletin; Now What?  (Hawaii Reporter print edition?)

Developer 'out of cash,' forced to sell 1,923 acres on Oahu and Big Island

Cost of summer school rising

Gay Pride Parade Marches Into City

KITV: Expert Says 30 Percent Of Hawaii Homeless From Out Of State

Former islander in Turkey after flotilla experience

'Princess Kaiulani' actress arrested at White House (a treehugging actress, how original)

Ka Iwi shoreline reclassified to conservation by Hawaii Land Use Commission

Metal piling up on Moloka'i

Taxes: Hawaii Council to tackle budget, amendments

Hawaii officer had census worker arrested for trespassing

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Friday, June 4, 2010
June 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:12 PM :: 3649 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Sen. Dan Inouye Helps open Hannemann HQ

ADV admits motive: OHA sabotaging settlement offers to push Akaka Bill (oops!) 

Hawaii DoE dreams improvements at schools will lure $75M in grants

Board of Education agenda: less school, more cost

Honolulu Council Members Pave Way For Nanakuli Park (Hannemann VS Hanabusa)

Council Narrows List To 6 For Djou's Successor: Djou's Favorite Given First Consideration

Honolulu's unemployment rate drops to 5.2%

Upcountry Maui residents urged to conserve water (just wait ‘til OHA gets its hands on your water)

Kenoi decries council budget amendments (defends $23M tax hike)

Law Enforcement Lines Up Against Human Trafficking Bill

Isle gun death rate lowest in U.S.

Morioka: Hawaii Legislature Didn’t Pass Important Bills to Alleviate Traffic

Obama sets dates for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum

Private roads subject to laws

Another Hawaii activist tied to anti-Israel scam (Invented Human Shields movement for Saddam Hussein)

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
June 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:25 PM :: 4662 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Congress.org figures show: Abercrombie nine times less effective than Mazie Hirono

Hawaii Republican Assembly: Home to Hawaii’s moderate Republicans

Lingle establishes Hawaii Surfing Reserves

Abercrombie finally endorses Hanabusa

SB editors join Honolulu’s Maoist circus against Israel

Veteran Reporters Left Off Star-Advertiser Staff

Lawmakers seek solutions to homeless arrival surge

Task force opposed to closure of Kaaawa Elementary

Lingle saves surf bill that lawmakers killed

PUC eases rule limiting solar panels

Satellites Offer Timing Relief To Bus Riders

Maui Bill would alter (raise) condo property taxes by $2500/year

Hawaii Co. Councilmembers unveil cost-trimming proposals

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
June 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 5208 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

ADV: Mufi and Neil might “persuade the voters to hate both of them”

Aiona promoting summer job program for teens

5 political veterans vying for Honolulu mayoral seat

Candidates Scramble For Ed Case's Voters

SB: Case leaves race with sound advice

Hawaii health plans back 'game-changing' reform

Deadline nears for city council applicants

Slom: Hawaii Council of Revenues Economic “Turn Around” Prediction May Be Premature

Opposition speaks out on TVR bill

WHT: Feds intervene after Hawaii Co.Police arrest Census taker  (DRUDGE now linking to this story)

Israeli forces capture Hawaii activist attempting to smuggle supplies to Hamas head choppers

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Sunday, May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 5250 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 :: 6387 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 :: 7037 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 :: 9094 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 :: 6640 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 :: 5763 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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Saturday, May 22, 2010
May 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 AM :: 4603 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 :: 5699 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 :: 5608 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 :: 6663 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 :: 4870 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 :: 6659 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 :: 7197 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 :: 5308 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 :: 7035 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 :: 7382 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 :: 7127 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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Monday, May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 PM :: 7419 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 9, 2010
May 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 5400 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 8, 2010
May 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 8112 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 7, 2010
May 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 6727 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 6, 2010
May 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 PM :: 4802 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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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
May 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 5528 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 3, 2010
May 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 6888 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 2, 2010
May 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 6970 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 1, 2010
May 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 AM :: 6420 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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Friday, April 30, 2010
April 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:39 PM :: 5077 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Naming Names: Legislators override Lingle's veto of 2000% oil tax increase

Veto Overrides “increase tax burden, discourage job creation, impede recovery”

Gay Marriage foes caught off guard, outline plan to retaliate

Burris: Lawmakers test voters' sentiment

SB: Restore days, reform schools

Atheists disrupt Senate: 1 arrested, 1 hospitalized

ADV: A good idea hampered by terrible timing

8 Hawaii legislators prepare to leave Capitol

Maui Testifiers: Keep property taxes low

HMSA rates rise 7.8% on average: Hike affects nearly 120,000 employees in small businesses

States Face Their First ObamaCare Test today—sign up for bankrupt, high-risk pool?

Waters of Life plans on hold  “Beating a dead horse”

Hawaii Charter Schools are ‘Canaries in a Coalmine’ Due to Toxic Funding Levels, Supporters Say

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Silence From Djou on Wall Street Reform is Deafening 

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
April 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 6057 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 Legislature: Sgt at Arms called to protect visitor from Rep. Cabanilla’s child molester

Sources: Legislature to vote on Gay civil unions

John Carroll: I believe Larry Mehau supports me for Governor

Taxed Enough Already? Maui protest vs. property tax hikes April 29

Congressional debate May 3rd on Hawaii News Now

“Liberty first” (This is the only coverage on the Special Election in any print publication today)

Furlough solution gains passage

PBN: Hawaii lawmakers kill tech tax credits

Doctor shortage keeps Shapiro out of Hilo

ADV: Hawaii passes bill to curb clamor for Obama birth certificate

Have unions outlived their original purpose?

Consolidation of 2 newspapers scheduled to begin next week

Gaps found in fire inspection records

Pit used to burn prison records

Kaua‘i developer gives county 138 acres of oceanfront property

Councilor eyes ban on riding in truck beds

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 4878 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Escalate II  (Still nearly zero Special Election coverage)

SB: Lingle vetoes tax hikes, but overrides expected

Voters to decide on appointed school board

Shapiro: Time to cut a deal on school furloughs

Ruling paves way for consolidation of Honolulu's 2 daily newspapers

It Works!  More seek shelter following tent ban

AP: HI lawmakers vote to limit Obama document requests

ADV: Your dentist loves HB 1212 but here's why you shouldn't

Buying Our Way Out of Problems Rather Than Setting Priorities

Health fund trustees delay decision: EUTF board wants more information before raising rates

Council passes resolution backing Hawaiian recognition

Jobs bill an anti-business mess that should stay vetoed

Hawaii Senate votes to cut off Act 221 high-tech tax credits

Hawaii filming of 'Lost' spent $228M locally over 4 years  (ACT 221 propaganda)

Ballots with only English challenged

Lingle hedges airline support

Charter school must move, set up new site

Bill to dissolve Aloha Tower agency dies in Legislature

Visitor arrivals jump 9.3 percent

Lawmakers pass bill to protect public access to beaches

Tort Reform in the States: Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Economic Growth

In-car smoking ban raises legal questions

Lingle vetoes DHS-reorganization bill, saying it is discriminatory

Maui County directors say plan to cut (vacant) jobs devastating

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 PM :: 6477 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin

Shapiro: "Machine" Dems go for all the marbles in 2010

Sen. Akaka: "God willing, I Plan to Run Again in 2012"  (Inouye: Take me out when I’m crazy.)

HSTA: Hawaii teachers can't legally work the 3 furlough days for free

Civil-unions bill gets last-minute lobbying

Fidell: Aquaculture's the new target of Isle activists

DePledge: Urgent action

Lingle vetoes 'local workers' bill but legislative override is expected

Mayors credited for saving TAT – property tax hike coming anyway

Hawaii's Census return rate of 65% one of the lowest in the nation

Rapozo: Turning off stadium lights for native birds is for the birds

Implications of Turtle Bay ruling are both narrow and wide

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 7350 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie: My “emanations” will make DoE serve students first

Legislature shoots down Aerospace Office after Hawaii signs agreement with NASA

House Republican Budget funds clean energy without tax hike

Akaka votes for Federal Value Added Tax-modeled on Hawaii GE Tax (Inouye opposes)

Bill to move up Hawaii’s illegal 2012 primary date

Lawmakers raid the Hurricane Relief Fund to end Furlough Fridays in a frenzy of actions to offset a $1.7 billion shortfall

Lawmakers Approve $67 Million To End Furloughs

Group of union shills urges gov to fund education (debunked)

Legislature advances constitutional amendment for appointed BoE 

Once Hawaii Was The Educational Leader

Advertiser tells Honolulu homeless to move tents onto sidewalks in legal loophole created by ACLU

Maui judge tosses charges tied to alleged pot trafficking under cover of medical marijuana

Health officials urge lawmakers to spare anti-smoking programs

Isles hailed for shielding patients from bad doctors

Hawaii had 7 ‘mass layoffs’ in March

Embattled Liquor Commission Admin. Resigns

Inefficiencies found in Maui County’s fleet--$24.3m in waste

Herkes: Why no water for Ocean View?

Islands push for Obama library

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:47 AM :: 6644 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Union man: Family values yes, Hanabusa no 

HB2290: We can’t eat houses

Erudite Letter from a liberal Fort Street lawyer 

Campaign Spending Commission nails prostitute, lets ‘johns’ walk

SCR 91 goes to House Committees: Protects Domestic Abuse victims  

HSTA member: “Trust me” -- keep BoE 

HB2290: Save our farmlands

Hannemann cancelled speed bumps for Kailua’s fatal Wanaao Road

Robotics: Despite Remote Geography, Priceless Opportunities in Ka’u

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:33 PM :: 6117 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show

Gay Civil Unions: No rest until April 29

Hooser, Hanabusa predict HB444 will bring gay marriage back before Courts

Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature

The Hill: Top of the ballot: The TV ad edition

Obama nominates Leslie Kobayashi to fill U.S. District Judge position

Hawaii lawmakers may use hurricane money to end furloughs DoE spared deeper cuts

Honolulu Budget includes tax increases

Honolulu Recreation cuts part of political game with State

Hawaii rents, already least affordable in nation, get worse

Maui prison plans revived

ADV: Don't give up fight for clean energy loans

Hawaii fireworks bill left sputtering in political maneuver

Maui: Decision to run brings mixed views

Dopers grill police on pot

Baby on board? No smoking allowed

Bill Allowing POW-MIA Flag to be Flown with U.S. and Hawaii State Flags Becomes Law

Sex offender faces a $2.5M civil judgment

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:57 PM :: 7157 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

TOMORROW April 22 is voter registration deadline for Special Election -- register >>> here

Civil-union backers seek to resurrect bill

Obama stomps Inouye in Dueling fundraisers: Abercrombie beats Hanabusa 6-1 as Dem donors are “sucked dry”

SB echoes DCCC: Charges accumulate in Djou ads

TEA Party activist is first GOP candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor

Your tax increases at work

ADV: Loan could make UH-West Oahu a reality

Kawaihae Harbor expansion stymied by coral: What once was destroyed must be preserved

Accord reached on ban of shark fins

Honolulu's park recreation programs may get slashed: Recreational activity funds may be eliminated to help balance budget, Garcia says

Hawaii Co Council defers measure to fund repairs of private subdivision roads

Complete furlough plan unavailable: Frustration wraps up Kauai budget review

Hawaii teen whiz creates new math formulas

London TIMES: NATO investigates defence threat from wind farms

Hawaii unlikely to pass bond plan for clean-energy home loans

Anti-'birther' bill moves forward

'Local jobs' bill might backfire

Honolulu Civil Beat makes online debut

 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 6707 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye urges review of newspaper sale to company partly owned by Ed Case’s family

SB: Hawaii stifling charter schools

Waters of Life looks to future

Union Shills’ plan to launder HSTA demands into Gubernatorial campaign

CQ: New Filings Give Glimpse of Candidates’ Special Election Funding

PA-12: Burns/Critz 44/41 (PPP)

More Obama Admin lies: Stimulus bill adds destroys 11,000 Hawaii jobs

Latest data suggest auto sales decrease 1% in 1st quarter—lowest in over 20 years

Bank of Hawaii CEO to retire: Peter Ho will replace Allan Landon

Canceled contract cost keeps rising

Aid cut proposed for aged, disabled

Hawaii's A+ cost will probably hit $80: Parents expected to have to make up for $2.1M cut in funding

2 charged in murder over pakalolo

City ban on tents goes into effect

Controversial “Lanai” Council member eyes top Maui job

Council again grapples with concurrency

Kauai Administration trying to improve project accountability

Jack in the Box begins selling BLENDED Kona coffee

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