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Saturday, April 17, 2010
April 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 4575 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB: Djou closes gap on rivals

ADV: Tight race for seat in Congress

Hawaii gas prices about to get pushed up by added taxes

HSTA shills’ plan now called “people’s plan” or “parents’ plan” by media

Hawaii gains jobs again in March, unemployment steady

DoE to begin extorting money from Developers

Gambling loss tax deduction reinstated in Hawaii

Proposed Hawaii law would prevent gun seizures during emergencies (passes Senate 21-0)

Homeless prepare for tent and shopping cart bans

Repairs on College Hill keep Greenwood in rental

UHH chancellor hopefuls named

UHWO nears deadline on campus project: West Oahu plans could hinge on bond financing

Charter Commission's proposed changes are headed for council review

Big Island hotel workers vote to strike

High cost of travel may be keeping visitors away

'Green' building code raising concerns ahead of vote to delay implementation

Scam Expands--A 2nd garbage patch: Plastic soup seen in Atlantic

 

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Friday, April 16, 2010
April 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 6681 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

ADV: Djou is “most credible GOP candidate in years”

Hanabusa, Djou Raise Twice As Much As Case

Union shills insert themselves in Gubernatorial campaign

Furlough Protesters admit to collaborating with HSTA

$46M for child welfare in dispute

Don't let funding flame out for anti-smoking programs

Hawaii businesses must pay taxes earlier

Earmarks received by Senators Cochran & Inouye (combined): $890,000,000

Criminals May Have Harder Time Hiding New Arrests from probation Officers

Hawaii’s Health and Pension Funds Are Bleeding Red Ink

Study: Teacher Pension Plans on Shaky Ground

ADV: The man with 2 faces

Isles' new frontier? Space

Aiea firm gets grant to build biorefinery

Yagong: Why did county cancel land auction?

Wrong-way crowd: President mistimed sale of Bankoh stock

Antarctic mission: UH researchers return from an expedition with warnings about climate warming

US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 5240 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

National Democrats: Hanabusa “unelectable”

Inouye buys off DCCC with $100,000

Debate: Djou stands for tax cut--Case, Hanabusa call for higher taxes and Advertiser spins

TPM: AFL-CIO Mailers Back Hanabusa, Slam Ed Case In HI-01 Special Election

How Many DOE Employees Does it Take to Mow the School Yard? (DoE employs 13 plumbers per school)

SB: Lingle meets with protesters

SB to HSTA:  Get back to the table and settle this thing

Union Shills: Sit-in Protests Over School Furlough Days Only 'The First Step'

ADV: Mākaha plan a winner

ADV: EUTF Trust-fund remedy left to lawmakers

TAXES: The Cost of Living in Paradise Slated for Sharp Increases

Keep Kauai Jammed: Obstructionist fires lawyers Murakami, Frankel

Hawaii Co Property values fall by $3 billion

ADV: An orchestra set to scale is reasonable

Study finds benefits in modified crops, warns of overuse

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Monday, April 12, 2010
April 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 6049 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Poll: Djou tied for lead in Congressional race

Is your church ready to vote May 1-22?

HB444: Civil Unions supporters continue push for gay marriage

Hawaii tax plan raises $75M less than hoped (Homeowners Association tax dropped from plan)

Revised Akaka bill unsettles Isle GOP

Focus on HSTA, Lingle tells rally

Atheists, Gays push City, State to Tax the Church?  (No separation of atheism and state?)

Nominees for regent face confirmation hearings tomorrow

SB: Settlement rightly favors Maui players

ADV: Trash pact with HWS reeks

Changing mindsets key to reducing plastic bottles, residents say

With biofuels, burning of cane may go up in smoke

Council confronts nonprofit cuts

Big Island hospital to cut 13 workers

Hawaii losing some enchantment as wedding site for nonresidents

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Sunday, April 11, 2010
April 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:42 PM :: 7586 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

ADV: Is Hanabusa a lackey?

Tax hikes mean Hawaii state job cuts drop to only 689, 1% of total

Empire Builders at DoE--Staff change alarms parents (Hundreds of new Gov’t employees)

High-tech tax credits under fire: Budget plan defers Act 221 for 3 years, raises tobacco levy  (Dems can’t afford welfare for rich)

Room 309 (The Legislature now moves to get its real business done, in secret with only lobbyists and activists watching)

Abercrombie and Hannemann vie for attention at convention (Study the meal plans for clues)

Residents voice concerns over aquaculture project

Furloughs sit-in moves to Washington Place, protestors vow to stick around

Waters of Life School faces closure  (HTH, ADV play catch-up to Hawai’i Free Press)

State investment practices to be curbed: Law getting rewrite because $1.1B got tied up in market

Burris: Shifting prisoners to Mainland at best a short-term solution

Former Kauai courts manager denies allegations: Barreira accused of sexual harassment

Chair also questions legality: Asing: Furloughs equal savings?

Gendercide: China's shameful massacre of unborn girls means there will soon be 30m more men than women

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Saturday, April 10, 2010
April 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 AM :: 9414 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

Out of money, Puna DoE school shutting down next week

Ed Case votes against tax cut for military personnel, supports death tax

SB: Democrats' ad on Djou deemed false

Kaulana Park confirmed as DHHL chairman (After Hanabusa gets her deal)

Prison guards allegedly threaten to shoot Hawaii Senator

Kulani Prison Guards allegedly burn documents in 20’ ditch, steal equipment

Prison guards lobby lawmakers over proposed cuts

War on food production continues: Group urges fish-farming safeguards—“Environmentalists” call for moratorium on expansion

Honolulu rail route change may oust some Ualena Street shops

Allow me to refresh mayor's memory

Slom-Zimmerman team, Texas investor qualified to pursue Star-Bulletin

Grown-ups at sit-in ticketed

Hawaii public school candy ban fails

Kam School blames lawyer in Hawaiians-first dispute

Hawaii Pork Report Exposes Piggie Pies in the City

Maui judge disregards plea deal, sentences man who beat wife to five years

Flags stolen from veterans center

Higa sex harassment case settled, lawyer says

Fight sparks Keaau High lockdown

Maui Residents appeal to preserve funding

Residents see some progress, poll shows

NKorea vows to keep building nuclear bombs

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Friday, April 09, 2010
April 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 4769 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Case, Djou oppose Akaka bill changes, Djou alone speaks out against gay marriage

Ethnic issue, outside groups enter congressional race

Legislators keep general excise tax increase in play

What just happened? (State Supreme Ct writes EUTF decision nobody understands)

Who is 'Essential' to Ending Hawaii's School Furloughs

Airport fix could add $100M to cost of Rail

Akaka Bill passage questioned as opposition mounts

SB: Makaha project is big step forward

Supreme Court lowers value of Turtle Bay shoreline property

ADV: Curfew can break cycle of violence, should be extended to Kuhio Park Terrace

More Than 100 Prison Guards Could Lose Jobs

Hawaii auditor: Abolish Aloha Tower agency

Harbor users strongly oppose parking fees (Coffman, Evans, no-show)

Disaster planning diversion doesn’t get state support  (Where’s Mufi?)

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
April 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 10073 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

Missile Defense: Obama's False START could leave Hawaii unprotected 

Inouye to beg Pelosi not to support Case

The squeeze is on: Taxing bills gain momentum

Hawaii Legislature Tackles Controversial Public Education Issues

School fixes engage gov candidates

25 Parents, kids stage Lingle office sit-in

Land gift initiates aid to leeward education (Hanabusa gets plug from Jeff Stone)

Federal APEC funds could be 'tens of millions'  Ca-Ching!

Log Cabin Republicans Endorses Charles Djou for Congress

Hawaiian Telcom seeks initial public offering

Council kills Tam's proposal to end fund that he misused

More info on possible Star-Bulletin Buyers

ADV: Maui water ruling should favor HC&S

Biofuel scam: After century of private sugar operation, HC&S to become ward of State (“Funding could determine future”)

Baldwin girls’ softball will get new field: Under settlement, state releases $1M to build stadium

GTMO Greenwell opposes Kenoi's stringent restrictions

Enviros to use Garbage Guilt to squeeze millions from Hawaii Co Taxpayers

Enviros continue to harass Kona fish farm operators

EPA fines Gay and Robinson, Kula Lodge for cesspool violations

Kauai solar project 'pretty well stalled': Renewable power firm, utility break off talks over disagreement on costs

Fire Commission against allowing Kauai mayor to pick chief

Another Government–controlled market

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
April 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:22 PM :: 6197 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Win or lose, Inouye to back Hanabusa in September Primary

Proposed Hawaii Barrel Tax Hike Just Another Money Grab

Isle GOP's platform drops some language on Hawaiians

Advertiser peddles Latest DoE scam: “Hawaii wants struggling schools to innovate”

ADV: Time for big concessions to end furlough stalemate (More commentary on RTTT)

New computing could save Hawaii DoE millions

Many of Hawaii housing project's residents back mandatory curfew

Tobacco fund grab to feed HGEA: Hawaii abuse prevention program in peril

Honolulu's tab for hosting APEC at least $28M and rising

SB: Marshallese due nuke-test damages despite legal ruling

Many Hawaii care homes lack liability insurance

Hawaii Business Climate, Legislature, Worsening State's Doctor Shortage

Hawaii Teachers’ Union Incites Teachers to Blame Governor for Furloughs

Appeals court affirms ruling denying furlough Friday injunction

Economists Issue Letter Opposing Proposed 25 Percent General Excise Tax Hike

Police say HPP man wanted on multiple meth charges

Maui: Trial of accused spy set to begin

Treatment for atrial fibrillation done on Maui and only a few other places in U.S.

Housing market picks up

 

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Monday, April 05, 2010
April 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 7999 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hannemann cancelled speed bumps for Kailua’s fatal Wanaao Road

National Democrats want DC to select Hawaii’s next member of Congress

As “momentum shifts to Djou”, Hanabusa’s “boldly deceptive” campaign implodes: Ads, mailers pulled

National Dems Consider Backing Case

Djou, Case, Hanabusa to debate April 13 Moiliili

OHA Trustee: Rice decision “really not all that bad”

SB: Act quickly to protect state health care law

SB on Probation HOPE: Budget cuts imperil justice in Hawaii

Same-sex union backers picket for vote on measure

Puna’s Fred Blas honored with Ola Pono Award

Generations rally to back LHS ‘history’

HCC to wrap rail station into campus plans

'Shared sacrifice' applied unevenly: Mayor wants to raise taxes, spend more on travel, lobbying

Shrimp farm committed to sustainability, official says

What does economic recovery mean for Kaua‘i?

Bill might bite shark tours

Sign-waving tradition returns for House race

Maui News nails climate fraudsters

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Sunday, April 04, 2010
April 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 PM :: 7219 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

As “momentum shifts to Djou”, Hanabusa’s “boldly deceptive” campaign implodes: Ads, mailers pulled

Dems Wary Of Hawaii Special Election

April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai

National Democrats to dump Hanabusa? (Obama to retaliate against Inouye?)

ADV on RTTT--Lesson learned: We can still win this thing (No we can’t, and here’s why….)

OHA trustees may face tougher path to election

Police chiefs pressured legislators on pot bill

State Historic Preservation agency urged to shape up

Support dwindles for “Birther” bill limiting access to records

Spike in Hawaii home prices on the horizon: Also, drop in building permits hints at Oahu housing shortage

Student housing gets face lift

E-W Center: Political Attitudes under Repression

Kenoi pushes ethics changes again

Pierces’ mercy mission didn’t end when they got on Mainland plane

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
April 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 5785 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hanabusa pulls “deceptive” ads, mailers

Full Text: Governor Lingle on ‘Island Insights’

Ed Case: “A reliable vote for imposing higher taxes on middle-class families and small businesses”

Case highlights time in Washington, forgets to mention ineffectiveness

Lingle estimate on health bill criticized as incomplete

EUTF's $1M/month losses could result in reduced benefits, higher premiums

Maui News polls School Reform

Terms sway furlough debate

Lingle’s aide criticizes union for plan that ‘will not be implemented’; Maui teachers give their takes on vote

All Kaua‘i SNAP offices to close

Maui News: ‘One-on-one’ cut out of DHS

House panel chairman resurrects shark fin bill

Councilman suggests Big Isle police officers, firefighters forego raises

Hawaii crops, algae may get funded for military biofuel

Powerful question: Would Big Isle ocean thermal electrical plant make economic sense?

A time for timeshares

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Friday, April 02, 2010
April 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 AM :: 6695 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

VIDEO: Hanabusa campaign ad nailed for Legislative pay raise “deception”

Inouye: Rail is “project that goes on forever”

ADV: Barrel Tax is a “fraud” and a “scam”

Public Union Leaders Angered Senator Kim refused GET Increase to feed HGEA

Dem Legislators’ Reports blast gov's strategy

Linda Smith: Union Put Hawaii Teachers in Bad Position

Latest DoE gambit: Cut funding for Lahainaluna Boarding School

SB: Camping ban holds promise of success (ACLU already has strategy to defeat)

Bottle Tax could rise if Redemption Fund Raided

Tax Hikes on the table: Council plans to discuss solid waste plan Tuesday

Hospital plots recovery: Hawaii Medical Center would like to convert its two facilities into nonprofit companies

House panel kills medical marijuana dispensaries bill

Alleged pot farmers await trial

No bidders on Hamakua land (harassed by shake down artists, nobody bids)

'Affirmative government' could foster public civility

Show me some political porn for Democrats

Census returns sixth lowest in U.S.

Guard soldier 'wanted to serve'

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
March 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 4390 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

April 15 No New Taxes Five Rallies on Four Islands: Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, Kauai

Victims of DoE “embezzlement”: Substitute Teachers want their back pay

Election of BOE may go on Hawaii ballot

Private Sector Feels the Pinch as the Hawaii Legislature Moves $10 Billion State Budget Forward

Isles 22nd in Race to the Top  (DoE plays with numbers to make it look like they’re #22 instead of dead last)

Democrat Borreca: Latest poll offers little to reassure isle GOP

Democrat Burris: Layoffs can cost us more, long term

SB: New health law a boon to Hawaii small businesses

Honolulu still tops list of costliest U.S. cities

Kenoi proposes property tax increase to offset declining property values

 

Six month spent trying to get action--ongoing sex abuse of minor (Your government at work)

Increased Travel From Canada and Asia Cities Boosts Hawaii's Visitors Arrivals

Capitol Round Up: Bad Bills Still Alive as Hawaii Legislature Heads for 2nd Crossover

Hemmings: Undersea Cable a Multibillion Boondoggle

ADV: A creative way to pay for that solar heater

Mixon won't be reprimanded (or fired)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
March 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 3473 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Fireworks, dirt, and stolen trucks: Colleen Hanabusa and the Honolulu Raceway Deal

House committee considers bills that allow governor to appoint BOE

Slom and Zimmerman may bid for the Bulletin

Socialism: 50% of Big Isle kids had prenatal substance exposure

Hawaii Senate panel's draft budget taps various funds

No TAT? City may eliminate cultural programs (Washington Monument gambit)

228 to lose jobs, 31 offices will be shut as Hawaii DHS modernizes system

Funding HOPE makes sense for budget, crime

Few nursing homes fined for infractions

Got Sweet Tooth? There’s a Tax for That

Kalapa: Alternatives to Proposed Hawaii Tax Increase Need Serious Consideration at the Legislature

HTH: County, state tax hikes a terrible idea in hard times

Bill recognizes cultural value of cockfighting

Delaware, Tennessee to get $600 million in 'Race to the Top' grants—Hawaii gets zero

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Monday, March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 5815 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 barrel tax may rise nearly 3,000%

Socialist Hawaii 49th in charitable giving

SB: Car-seizure bill an empty gesture

Affordable housing project in revival: State assembles EIS notice in attempt to develop Leiali‘i (After 16-year war with OHA)

200 rally against proposed homeless lunatic project

Maui mayor proposes cutting helicopter air ambulance service  (Washington Monument Gambit to make case for tax increase)

Naeole-Beason calls to delay new energy standards: Postponement could cost county federal 'green' money

Bird Kill hypocrisy: Environmental groups sue KIUC

Eco-scammers blame fake coral extinction on fake global warming

Legislature hones in on the big issues: State resolution touts cockfighting as cultural activity

Kauai County manager proposal dormant, but not dead

Shipment of Honolulu's trash delayed until end of April

Catholic policy toward gays misguided

SB: Hawaii a natural place for Obama library site

Shapiro: Local TV news lacks serious reporting

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Sunday, March 28, 2010
March 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 3593 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Full Text: Rasmussen polls Hawaii Governor’s race

Drunks, tax cheats, and other wannabees: Scary Democrat Lieutenant governor candidates air ideas

SB: Restore Akaka Bill's original language

Hawaii's shortage of doctors may double or triple over next decade  (Obamacare preview)

Stakes high as testing begins

ADV: Audit raises legitimate management issues

The state's probation program cuts new crime and drug use by offenders, a study finds

Reform groups want changes in campaign spending laws

6,000 compete for 175 jobs

State 5 cent plastic bag fee advances in Senate

SPJ: Vexatious Requestor Legislation Does Not Facilitate a Transparent Government and Sets a Bad Precedent in Hawaii

Property taxes to increase: Finance committee to mull over Kenoi's budget proposal

Ca-Ching! Big Isle turbines to tower 156 feet

Big Island, small population growth

N. Korea faces likelihood of widespread upheaval

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Saturday, March 27, 2010
March 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:54 PM :: 4511 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Aiona’s Akaka Bill statement spins out of control

Rasmussen survey shows Aiona losing to Democrats

Health care hovers over race: Three U.S. House candidates debate reforms at a forum

Lingle Calls HSTA Vote ‘An Insult’ (HSTA to vote on fake deal Wednesday—even Leg has not signed off)

Lingle demands apology of Mizuno

Governor lashes out at lawmakers: claims they 'lost focus'

One frog in Manoa and Hawaii lawmakers vote to support eradication

House, Senate Committees Propose $1 to $5 Barrel Tax Hike on Petroleum

Hawaii close to raising car rental fees

Hawaii legislators considering 'safe zones' for homeless

Mauna Kea plan wins approval: Astronomy backers turn out in force

Grove Farm prepares to launch Wailani subdivision as 'green' neighborhood

Amid budget crunch, Hawaii County spends $400K for new furniture

Central Pacific CFO Hirata resigns (5 days ‘til possible FDIC takeover)

Medical marijuana in Kau: Pot guardian gets 20 years for slaying

Proposal for special cemetery section draws opposition

SB demands censorship: Hawaii-based general out of line on gay issue

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Friday, March 26, 2010
March 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 AM :: 4863 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

To prevent vote on DoE reform, Legislature refuses to fund furlough settlement

Political rivals split on rail: Djou says he wouldn't ask for federal funding; Case, Hanabusa would

NRO: Hanabusa Claims She Can Create Jobs? Alo-Ha-Ha-Ha!

Honolulu rail planners knew of airport issues in 2006, state says (Mufi’s crew caught lying)

State retirees' health benefits can be different, high court rules

UHERO sees progress in some areas, but little help for high unemployment

Sale of revenue bonds to improve Hawaii airports

Keep teens from drugs (22% are smoking dope)

Welfare fraud busts persist despite cutbacks

ADV: An agency failure of historic proportions

Army commander in Hawaii rebuked by Pentagon, Gates: Commander of U.S. Army Pacific called repeal 'ill-advised'

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Thursday, March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 PM :: 4012 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle to Senators: “Please reject current version of Akaka Bill” (Full Text)

Hawaii gets momentary reprieve as Obama’s ultra-leftist judicial nominee is stalled

Aiona: State needs to boost efficiency, encourage business

Hanabusa Ad Misleadingly Claims She “Cut Legislative Salaries”

Educators (sic) knew plan had no chance of OK, Lingle says

Furloughs: SB tries to re-negotiate HSTA/BoE hostage demands

Led by Roz Baker, molester’s former employer, Senators kill measure on free flying of flag

Gov wants emergency $40M to pay for Medicare, Say demands GE Tax hike

Honolulu rail project will have to pick up tab for airport route fix

Mayor says he'd review state finances (to create excuse for) tax hike (while giving himself campaign deniability)

Hoping for Matson Monopoly backing, Abercrombie starts defending Jones Act

The state agency that preserves cultural and historic sites gets U.S. orders to improve — or lose half its budget

Star-Bulletin staff may be cut by 150: Advertiser likely to lose even more

Pay-to-Play legalized in Campaign finance bill

Children of Hawaii are not 'pork' (Inouye and for profit earmarks)

Court will name new Kamehameha trustee

DoE still failing: Reading scores improve for Hawaii 8th graders, slip for 4th graders

Honolulu ponders fly-over ramp, other fixes for H1's Lunalilo jam

State's population growth has slowed (9 people leave for mainland every day)

Last pieces of Maui Pine sold at auction

Hilo Vets home nearly full after shaky start

Hawaii-based general admonished for advocating gay ban

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
March 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 7148 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

Molester’s former employer Sen. Roz Baker Blocking Flag Pole Bill: Veterans to return medals

Goodwin Liu: Obama’s Most Radical Judicial Nominee

Lingle considers joining lawsuits against federal health care law

Special election offers 3 distinct candidates

Aiona: State needs to boost efficiency, encourage business  (Efficient Government candidate #1)

Finnegan: Republicans offering common-sense ideas (Efficient Government candidate #2)

Central Pacific Bank shares continue to fall: FDIC could seize bank March 31

Survey: Hawaii ‘09 tax collections fell 8.4%

HGEA, poverty industry urge tax increase

Plan to end Hawaii teacher furlough days tied to constitutional amendment

State audit to delay rail project by 3 months

Hawaii Senate Considering Conveyance Tax Hike to Fund Homeless Housing

Fallen Heroes Honored At State Capitol: 28 Families Receive Medal Of Honor

Army, Native Hawaiian community to sign symbolic accord

Hawaii pitching Google for super-fast internet

Cigarette? Not in front of the kids

31% of Honolulu residents embroiled in “organic” cult

Baby boom drives population as exodus continues

County, UPW reach automated-trash deal (union jobs now depend on recycling)

Nurses union endorses Hooser

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
March 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 5258 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Will Hanabusa allow DHHL to revert back to the bad old days?

States vs Obamacare: Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and others to file suit

Buy insurance or lose 2.5% of income: “Wheelchair Tax”, Union “Cadillac Plans”, 44% rental tax, part of $409.2B in new taxes

To rule over Hawaii: Obama nominates Gay Marriage activist to 9th Circuit Court

Kim’s budget shell game proposes no GET hike, pay at pump with oil tax instead

The Tax Man: Attacking problem with tax increase reflects arrogance

GET hike would hurt the poor, stall recovery

SB: Hawaii health law must be secured (Hirono caught in a lie)

ADV: City-FAA beef not reassuring

Hawaii lawmakers urge consolidating furlough days

Hawaii Health Department: 'Vexatious Requesters' Should Be Banned from Asking for Obama Birth Certificate

Survey finds 75 Visitors, some of whom are asking: 'Why no gambling?'

Welfare Cheats: Four sentenced in Hilo after years of freeloading

HGEA, UPW operatives now blaming cutbacks for deaths, dope, koa poaching

31 Pacific Century Fellows inducted into old boy system

HMC amps up cardiac care

Honolulu bill would seize cars to curb prostitution

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Sunday, March 21, 2010
March 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 5781 Views :: Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Bought and paid for, will Hirono cast the deciding vote for Obamacare?

GOP’s Ramsay Wharton to challenge Hirono for Outer Islands Congressional Seat

As Congress votes, Honolulu Advertiser floods zone with Obamacare propaganda

Obamacare payoff to Hirono: Health offices to receive $3.4M grant

Tax revenue for rail falling short this year: Financing not meeting even lowered forecast

SB: Gubernatorial candidates must speak up on budget cuts

Broadcaster Robertson speaks highly of Aiona on '700 Club'

Video: Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona talks about bid for governor

Abercrombie pretends fixing schools would be priority as governor

Developer Grove Farm cashes in on family connections: ‘Smart growth community’ to offer sustainable living

Home fix-ups may earn tax credit: Legislators consider lame 4% incentive while ignoring Hotel tax credit

HPD disciplined 26 officers in '09: 'Malicious' force, falsifying of records among violations

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Saturday, March 20, 2010
March 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:31 PM :: 5475 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Honolulu officials knew year ago that rail route too close to airport

Tavares positions political allies for election race (Sovereignty thug, sex harassment, eco-scammers)

Hawaii Gov. Lingle says 'it's possible' she will run for elected office in future

Lingle slams bill restricting governor's powers

Medicaid benefits are unsustainable and could “explode” under national health care plan

Governor, top budget aide defend Hawaii investments following audit

Fitch downgrades CPB rating:  FDIC could seize bank March 31

Honolulu real estate market 14% overvalued, study says

Big Isle may set school fees: Creating 'impact district' would formalize builders' funding of new facilities

Next Year’s DoE Calendar continues Furlough Fridays

Star-Bulletin staff gets layoff notices: Sale of paper or merger with The Advertiser set for May 19, letter says

Honolulu loses 7,900 private-sector jobs

Proposal promotes safe areas in state parks for the homeless

Engineers: Shoddy Construction at UH Manoa began 89 years ago

Hawaii Residents: Taxed to Death and After

Proposed $5/barrel 'Oil Tax' Hike Bill

General Excise Tax Increase Will Stall Any Hope of Economic Recovery

Council hearing may be packed: Deep cuts likely to draw angry crowd

Ohana will get us through the coming 'year of sacrifice,' mayor tells Kauai

Enviros attack Kauai Shrimp Farm

Instant Results: Judge Ezra rules 'disparity' in Baldwin school's athletic fields violates law

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Friday, March 19, 2010
March 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:19 PM :: 4628 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Cook Political Report: Hawaii Congressional Race changed from “lean Dem” to “toss up”

Cadillac Tax is back: Obamacare to tax union workers’ health plans, gut $350M from Hawaii State budget

Overtaxed Hawaii: Protest against GE Tax hike March 23

ADV: Governor's proposal for 5.5% pay cuts draws fire from senator and union

Hawaii auditor says budget aides may have violated law with investment

Laupahoehoe Charter school block could trip Race to the Top

Louisiana Medicaid fix may also help Hawaii (not quite…)

ADV: Homeless: New laws fine but more pressure needed

3 show interest in Star-Bulletin, so far: Publisher surprised by response, says he doesn't know investors' identities

Gene Ward: Massachusetts was a straw in the wind (Hawaii tax hikes could produce Djou victory)

Earthjustice: Solar Energy Foes Try to 'Block' Sun

Crash sparks calls to ban truck-bed riders

Businesses Hit Hard by Costly Jones Act Regulations

The Senate's proud porkers

New details emerge in firing of former commander of Pearl Harbor-based sub

St. Damien Film to Screen at Honolulu Film Festival in April

Hawaii wants Obama presidential library

Budgetary impasse: Hawaii Co. Council committee finds no way to slice budget

Maui County and DOE sued over ballfields

Former MPD officer arrested on theft and drug charges

Prospective buyers tour county's Hamakua land

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Thursday, March 18, 2010
March 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 4333 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

CBN News: Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona's Bold Faith for Hawaii (Video)

Maui TEA Party protest against Obamacare Thursday

VIDEO: Obama says “Louisiana Purchase” will help with “Earthquake in Hawaii”

Hawaii DoE: Cost of waste, fraud, and corruption between $191M and $431M per year

Birtherism: Hawaii Legislature set to "fuel the fire"

SB: Don't raise the GET

Proposed Barrel Tax Increase Will Hike Hawaii Gas Prices and Electricity Rates

Call to serve the public (HGEA cuts blamed for plague of frogs)

DHS chief blasts legislative budget cuts: Director says state could lose federal money if services are reduced ($73M wasted to save a few HGEA jobs) 

Obamacare: Hawaii Tribune-Herald scammed by “Cancer-stricken” Obamabot

Isles warned over medical marijuana (former cocaine dealer calls warning “repugnant”)

Honolulu councilman Rod Tam votes to censure himself

Honolulu will ban tents, carts in parks

ADV: A leaner bank is better than no bank

Sen. Inouye's earmarks have helped Hawaii

Hawaii revving up to era of electric cars: But hurdles remain in goal to put thousands of plug-ins on Isle roads

DNCC: Despite His Claims in TV Ad, Charles Djou’s Been Serving Corporate Special Interests – Not Honolulu Families

Smoking bill moves ahead (Another day, another ban)

State House moves bill to analyze light rail for Maui

The Biggest Dump in the World: Enviros launching their latest scam—war on plastic

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
March 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:28 PM :: 5744 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

VIDEO: Djou files for election, releases first commercial

Senate Committees vote to hike GE Tax 22% to 25%

Military voting law could affect Hawaii primary date

Taxed Enough Already: No new taxes rally in Kona April 15

VIDEO: Hawaii Senate Committee considering retroactive 55% Death Tax

WSJ: Tide Turns for GOP Candidate in Hawaii--Bickering Between Democrats in a Special Congressional Race Might Give First Republican in Decades a Chance at Victory

ADV Polls GE Tax Hike

The So-called "Oil Tax" Bill is up for a Vote in Hawaii Legislature

ADV: Saving jobs but not making them

Matson Campaigns for Hanabusa

Neil’s First TV Ad is an Ode to the “Old Boy Network””

Albatross: Hanabusa wins HSTA endorsement

Democrat Borreca pretends to argue State school system ripe for major change

Honolulu rail route too close to runways, may have to shift: City, state, federal officials will discuss options today

SB: Ban tobacco from the mail (But but but the Akaka Tribe might want to sell it)

Sac Bee: Hawaiians, mountain in 'Avatar'-like struggle  (Na’vi are now scamming $50M/year for OHA?)

State hearing to consider Maui wind power plant

Will legislature allow “Brewpubs” more than 10,000 Barrels of Production a Year?

Musicians union slams the symphony's 'brass'

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Sunday, March 14, 2010
March 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 PM :: 5001 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle: Legislature has done “marijuana stores, gambling, and foie gras” -- needs to focus on jobs

SB: Housing project on River Street worth pursuing (Homelessness Industry again takes aim at Chinatown)

Aiona sees ‘need’ to run for governor

ADV: What if all of those visitors don't show?  (Hawaii’s future= Detroit)

Despite progress on repairs, DoE projects still await funding

Bulletin puts itself up for sale: Ads will begin running tomorrow and potential buyers will be notified

Challenges for venture capital: Isle summit focuses on attracting investors (for first time ever)

Asking investors to leave, please

Fighting Hawaii condo boards is costly, risky: Harassment of Lanikai resident got nasty and very expensive

Land fund moves closer to ballot: At least 1% of real property taxes would buy land for access and preservation

Dazzling display of deferral: State House OKs local control of fireworks

Get to know KIUC board candidates

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Saturday, March 13, 2010
March 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 6665 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

Am Spectator: Djou Hopes for Hawaiian Surprise

Obamacare vote count: 189 of 216 needed for House passage

Ed Case in Congress: Influence less than zero

Native Hawaiian government Akaka Tribe may become reality by August

Furlough Deal tied to abolition of BoE?

Lingle blasts Legislature for 'shibai' budget tactics

UPW membership OKs new contract

Hawaii tax revenues fall 3.5%

Obama chooses 1st young Gramscian appeals court nominee

Honolulu City Council may balk at mayor's property tax plan (You may THINK you are an owner-occupant, but . . . .)

Council considers censure for Tam

Kaua‘i school funds to be used for O‘ahu special election (thanks, Neil)

Audit: HSTA Member benefits Corp “grossly mismanaged”

Hannemann support upsets Yoshito Takamine, ex-ILWU chief  (elder Takamine goes against Inouye, backs Abercrombie)

Maui Pine inventory auction March 23 (thanks, OHA)

Home plan finally OK'd on 16th try

Public campaign financing has few takers

BusinessWeek Ranks UH Manoa Shidler College of Business Among the Nation’s Top Undergraduate Business Programs

LG candidate touts plans for state

Feds raided homes as well as THC Ministry

Judge rules no probable cause in drug arrest, case to be dismissed

Oahu electric bills go up about $8.34

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Friday, March 12, 2010
March 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 AM :: 4827 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hawaii congressional candidate Djou warns against ‘the nutcase in Pyongyang’

Council on Revenues’ projection: Legislature needs to come up with another $50M

Hawaii car dealer McKenna interested in buying Star-Bulletin

ADV: School budget gap forces a reality check

DoE: “Who’s in charge here?”

Senate: Inouye fights for the for-profit Earmark

UH no longer at risk of losing accreditation

Tesoro may halt refining in Isles

Pot advocate's home, ministry office raided

First phase of affordable rental project dedicated: Wai'anae building cited as model of how to solve state's homeless crisis

Churches urge Hannemann to revive homeless project  (Tam bust gives 2nd chance to project)

Tam to repay $13,700 in meal expenses at just $380 per month and without any interest

SB: Police should explain why 'drunk drivers' site removed

Former American Samoa group official pleads guilty to theft of grant funds

Feds cite Guam company over working conditions

Hawaiian Utility Fights Solar Industry Over Private Installations

Honolulu Advertiser employees get formal notice of upcoming termination and rehiring

Sunshine law: Progressives call for all Legislative votes to be recorded (still pushing for HB444)

Majority of State Senators Send Pro-Rail Letter to Gov. Lingle

Uncertainty at Kuilima Over Turtle Bay's Future

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Thursday, March 11, 2010
March 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 4360 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle: Rail survey by vested interests “misleading”

Lingle seeks jobless relief: The governor calls for legislative action after the unemployment rate increases to 6.9 percent

Attention Legislature: Feds raid Hilo cannabis ministry

Obamacare preview: Low reimbursements force Alii Health Center cuts

Shapiro: Attacking unions a risky play for GOP

ADV: Council censure needed in Tam theft case

Hawaii Resident Makes Forbes Richest List

Saving a child via drug court is worth the cost

More Hawaii speeding cases likely to be thrown out on appeal: State Supreme Court's ruling likely to reverse as many as 15 cases

Big Isle adult video store to remain open until trial

Blenders refute coffee study: Opponents say changing labeling rules would harm business

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
March 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:58 PM :: 4454 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Overtaxed Hawaii? Rally at Capitol April 15

"We don't allow dogs to breed" Eugenics Sterilization Squad arrives in Hawaii: Star-Bulletin says “not racist” 

ADV: Marijuana shops? Wowie, what a bad idea

$70M budget cuts: Class size may go up while bus service may be reduced

Bad economy reduces isle union membership

How to slant poll results: 67% back results of Isle rail study

Borreca: Mayor's 'I demur' dance holds options

Burris: Campaigns will always rely on big spenders

Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Banning Everything from Leafblowers, Car Alarms, Loud Motorcycles, Pocket Knives and Plastic Bags to Eating, Drinking and Listening to Music in the Car While Driving

Web page of DUI suspects halted: HPD cuts short a six-month pilot, saying it must be reviewed

Lingle picks acting director of DCCA

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

Council member corrects property tax record: Baisa won't owe taxes on Makawao property -- finance officials

Maui Land & Pineapple reports $123.3 million loss

Life and times of Hilo's landfill

SNEAKY SNOBS: Hawaii fireworks bill would give counties option to impose ban--Home-rule option inserted in bill creating task force

Hawaii County: Another tobacco ban

Actress Jean Smart To Play Hawaii Governor in Hawaii 5-0 revival

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
March 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 3830 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Sessions: Obama 9th Circuit Nominee “believes the Constitution is something judges can manipulate”

House OKs $10 billion budget: Plan makes cuts to public education, despite $50M for teacher furloughs  (Tax hikes Feed HGEA, UPW, HSTA)

SB: Bills would cut $112M in tax breaks  (tax your health insurance to feed the HGEA)

ADV prints HGEA Propaganda: Save money by spending more on us

SB: Tam's behavior merits a look (AG should investigate)

Shapiro: Our elections need a makeover

Abercrombie wins endorsement of Hawaii electrical workers

SB: Bag the idea of a ban or nickel fee

Shapiro: UH takes budget hit

Kuhio Park Terrace: A slum whose better days may lie ahead

A parent's worst nightmare: Big Island teen runaway falls into drug scene, becomes victim of alleged violence

Anti-American-War Protesters denied access to meeting protest outside PTA

Mufi’s mysterious Manoa sign vanishes (City funded campaigning)

Hate crime possible in $8.5M house fire

Fish Mysteriously Appear In Capitol Ponds 

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Sunday, March 07, 2010
March 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 5146 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

In Congress, Hawaii now represented by Lorraine C. Miller

Contractor-linked donations soar in Hawaii gubernatorial campaign: Watchdog groups say loopholes in pay-to-play law exploited

Past violators of Isle campaign spending laws continue giving

Kalapa: Again, let's repeat it, there is no money

ADV: Rod Tam should be prosecuted for theft

Hawaii may depend on bonds to help finance home solar systems

Old OR&L route defended for rail transit

Kula Hospital beds will free MMMC space (until it fills up again)

Maui Co: After 9 years, only two Molokai TVRs are legal

Bill to ease access to marijuana for registered “patients” advances

SB: Focus on state budget—but first legalize our dope

Kauai: Prescription drug use an ‘epidemic’, ice in ecstasy pills, legal K2 ‘fake weed’ arrives via organic, holistic, new age vendors

Kauai CRC examines contracts: Amendment would loosen ethics code

On-demand cars a ‘green alternative’ for visitors

Kona anti-development attitudes shift

Fluoride sensitivity is prevalent in several plant species

Coquis mutate: Size of tennis balls?  Volkswagens?

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Friday, March 05, 2010
March 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:06 AM :: 4464 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou: Tam should resign and be prosecuted

Mess Cleaned Up: After 10 years Hawaii public housing passes HUD inspection

HSTA WINS ROUND ONE! Hawaii denied “Race to the Top” funds, reform, accountability blocked

Will Hawaii take TWO House votes away from Senate Obamacare?

Rep Gene Ward: 15 job killers advancing in House

Panel cuts gov's budget by $41M: “We’re half a billion short”

ADV: The cure may be worse than disease (Hawaii Environmental law revisions)

Residents appeal Lepeuli fence approval

SB: HMSA, Kaiser woes reinforce case for PAWLENTY’S health care reform (Not Obama’s)

Lingle aide, BOE chair meet, share data

Ending education furloughs prioritized

Joan Husted: Former HSTA boss backs Charter schools, calls for education czar

UH works to assure more students graduate

Global Cooling: Parts Of State Drop To Worst Drought Classification

Snobs on Hawaii County Council seeking fireworks veto

 

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Thursday, March 04, 2010
March 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 9269 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

Obama voters a no-show at Hawaii Democratic caucuses

Candidates weigh in on health care plan (Djou against Obamacare, others favor ramming it thru Senate)

Shapiro: Auditor Higa “knows where her bread is buttered”

Shapiro: The plain truth on the schools

Impact of hurricane relief fund raid questioned

Internet sales tax pushed for Hawaii

16 Tax Hikes and Special Fund Raids on the Move at the Hawaii State Capitol

Hawaii lawmakers OK jobless tax break

SB: Core issue remains in complaints against Kamehameha Schools

UH-Manoa scores low in survey of students

Broadband 100X faster: HAWAII NEEDS TO MEET THE GOOGLE CHALLENGE

Green pushing tougher drunken driving laws: Senator calls for forfeiture of cars used in DUIs

Kalaupapa resident facing meth charges: Patient allegedly shipped drug using state vehicles, workers

Financial adviser to pay $780K to SEC: Teruya, Senior Resources accused of defrauding Hawaii senior citizens

Jet tax fails to take flight

Pearl Harbor Shipyard Hiring 175: Shipyard To Hold Apprentice Job Fair

Senate passes bill to protect endangered species: Killing seals could become felony

NYT Desperation: Global warming cultists now claim opponents are Creationists

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
March 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 AM :: 7980 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's all-mail congressional election set for May 22

Honolulu Hale: The only industry that keeps on growing (36% since 2005)

SB: Tax breaks review could be revealing (tax charities to feed HGEA)

Pot tax and furlough ax survive, cross over from Senate to House: More than a dozen fee hikes pass, but bills to raise the general excise tax fail to advance

School Furlough bills move forward

Gov blasts audit as 'defamatory'

On May 22 Charles Djou Could Take Hawaii For Republicans!

Kalaupapa's no refuge from scourge of meth, police say: Hansen's disease patient's arrest 'really not shocking'  (State Health Dept employees deal meth to topside Molokai)

MSNBC: Former Big Island Teacher In Prison For Meth Distribution

Privacy in Kamehameha suit denied

Students rebel over uniform proposal

Global warming fraudsters’ goal: $7/gallon gasoline

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010
March 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 AM :: 5414 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Ed Case in Congress voted 72 times for higher taxes, fees

Abercrombie farewell gift: “redistribute an entire state's wealth” --WSJ

Court Upholds Ruling In Lawsuit Challenging Kamehameha Admission Policy -- Ruling Means The Students Cannot Remain Anonymous

Abercrombie files papers, pretends to call for furlough action 

ADV: Should quitting be an issue?  (Abercrombie is arrogant, but you shouldn’t talk abut it)

SB: Mail-in vote could boost turnout

ADV: Crucial fix is only days away

HMSA seeks 7.8% hike in small-business rate

Isle bankruptcies surged 29% in Feb: More filers are homeowners whose equity has plunged

Labor Department says 1,600 in Hawaii in danger of losing jobless benefits

State gets $125.7M of $26.6B allotted for roads

Congress Tries to Break Hawaii in Two

Kapiolani Park closure hours extended

Zoo Atmosphere Pervades Legislature

Snobs keep six fireworks ban bills alive in legislature

Open Carry Legislation gets no hearing in Leg

UH Federalist Society: National Security under the Obama Administration

Hawaii air tour companies estimate losses at $200,000 from Obama visit

Framing up, one month remains for Developer to finish affordable units

Cliftos Ooma land use case to be heard Wednesday

Shiira gets probation for crime that may soon become felony

Legislature passes first bill—to cover its own expenses, natch!

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
February 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 8451 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

Photos: Tsunami surge in Hilo, Kahului

Koller: State’s “horse-and-buggy” system is labor-intensive, costly and slow

Star-Bulletin to close if no buyer found

Former cocaine dealer J Kalani English: Bought and paid for by Hawaii Air Ambulance 

2 bills on school time still alive

Hawaii agency agrees to $316M deal to renovate public housing

Oahu's 'wild west' garbage piles gone

Hawaii's rural development fight rekindled in valley on Oahu

ADV: Hopeful but elusive signs of recovery

Tsunami Warning center learns from miscalculation

Waves couldn't catch rhythm of the Slinky

UH regent hopefuls named

Aiea firm to build $200M biorefinery

Timeshares Imploding

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
February 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 PM :: 5319 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Chile Earthquake: Tsunami estimated arrival in Hawaii 11AM NOAA warning “High Severity”

Djou, Aiona, Lingle joined by Karl Rove to rally 1000 at Hawaii Lincoln Day dinner

Printing plant key to Advertiser purchase

Senate Cttes agree to cuts in business tax increase

SB: Don't divert tobacco fund

UPW, Isles close to terms

Aid to Hawaii high-risk children faces cuts

State projects give contractors hope

Choke: HECO vows to address ‘green’ energy issues

Snobs demand property forfeiture for illegal fireworks: House Judiciary Passes Out Illegal Fireworks Bill

Activists denied role in Army process: Depleted uranium handling license sought

RCP: The Return of ObamaCare--The Political Context (Abercrombie)

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Friday, February 26, 2010
February 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 AM :: 4174 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

ADV: Star- Bulletin owner to buy Honolulu Advertiser

Peer News: Omidyar launches propaganda organ 

Legislature considering storefront marijuana dispensaries

Anne Keala Kelly:The Hawaiian nationalist and filmmaker says the Akaka Bill should be rejected

ETHICS: The bills your legislator probably hates

Hawaii flights (projected) to grow by 6% more seats

Oahu home prices may be stabilizing, with decline slowing  as a State, Hawaii #2 in home price declines

Judge to decide remedy for HMC's unauthorized use of St. Francis funds

Cling: Depledge continues trying to figure out how to get Gay marriage enacted

More propaganda: Civil unions support has basis in Gospels

Burris: Lessons in how to lead a community

More biofuels could get tax breaks

State to close 31 welfare-assistance offices

GTMO Greenwell wants private jet owners to pay $2,500 a day to park at airport

KIUC hopefuls focus on rates, renewables

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Monday, February 22, 2010
February 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:12 AM :: 6406 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

Akaka Bill: More than 73% of Hawaiians not "Qualified" for membership in Akaka Tribe

Akaka Preparing New Senate Bill: House Rules Committee to consider Akaka Bill Monday 

Lingle tells feds her administration will do separate rail analysis

Retaliation: Anti-Rail Neighborhood board member may face expulsion

Expect upbeat speech by mayor (Campaign speech)

Lawmakers split on GET Hike

Moratorium sought on solar installation

Hawaii In the Money—but Alaska shows the future

Joining Pac-10 an ambitious, costly goal

Bill would create surfing reserves

Fridge rebate deal worth $250

Funds for welfare jobs mostly untapped

Gifts of Aloha: Packages to Middle East seek to lift troops' spirits

Ooops: Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels

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Sunday, February 21, 2010
February 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 PM :: 5102 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka Preparing New Senate Bill: House Rules Committee to consider Akaka Bill Monday

ADV: Too soon to give up on cutting costs

Honolulu rail-transit schedule slips again: City doesn't expect groundbreaking until late this year

Vote miscount keeps flags flying (Hearing 9AM Wednesday)

Kalapa: Zenith of ignorance reached in state's legislative arena  (Finally!)

Shapiro: A taxing dilemma

Hawaii's special treatment courts threatened by fiscal crisis

Hawaii Bill Would Limit Business Campaign Money

Occupancy slide drives hotels to foreclosure

University center faces little opposition

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Saturday, February 20, 2010
February 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 PM :: 6194 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

GOP Objects To Pushing Native Hawaii Bill (House Rules Ctte will meet on Akaka Bill Monday)

Akaka Bill Transforms Native Hawaiians Into Indian Tribe Without Their Input

Lingle to discuss rail with Obama's transportation secretary

SB on Dope:  Proven medical remedy must be more accessible

Cabanilla, Oshiro Choke: Flagpole bill will likely be heard after supporters show in force (Oshiro faked the vote count?)

Isles lag in loan crisis: A declining trend in mainland foreclosures is not expected to extend locally

Homelessness: Wall of trash pulled from Kea'au bushes

Hawaii County bag ban discarded

Kenoi expenses: Mayor spends more than one quarter of first year off-island

Saddle Road's last leg to cost $75 million

Hauula Community Deserves a Public Hearing Before Any Government Property Condemnations in the Area

Tajiri quits post as regent for UH

Law lets loaded guns into parks

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Friday, February 19, 2010
February 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:15 PM :: 6241 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Native Hawaiian self-government bill could go to vote next week

Abercrombie on Rail: “We may have to come up with alternative”

HB2450: Conservation land to be bulldozed by “renewable” energy scammers

Bill to set buffer around wind turbines advances

Jeremy Harris Flashback: Bev Harbin Says Lisa-Katharine Otsuka Stole From Her Auto Shop

ADV: After 17 years, $100 fee could use a nudge

Bill eases rate jump for jobless insurance

SB: State pension needs fix

Delusional Abercrombie still sure Obamacare is going to pass

Big Isle charter school not done deal

Hawaii to change 4,000 with mental illnesses to services from insurers

Kauai County credit rating gets bump: $120M bond float gains approval

Maui Co budget shortfall boosted from $4M to $72M

Pay raises frozen for Big Isle council

Hawaii gets persistent requests for Obama birth certificate:State DOH still gets up to 50 requests a month for certificate

4 men, woman charged in online sex trafficking of minor

Soft on Crime: Man gets 30 days in marijuana case (7.6 lbs)

After voting for Stimulus, Abercrombie admits false claims “make people sick of politicians”

Unemployment tax relief passes House

Flag-flying bill fails to gain support for revival: Democrats promise to consider task force on residential rules

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
February 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 9230 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

Blocked by Cabanilla: Flagpole Bill to be Called to House Floor Thursday

ADV: Selling state land a sensible idea to raise cash (Calvin Say vs OHA)

State to delay paying for health coverage  (Socialist health care imploding)

Oahu the healthiest island, study says

Hawaii teacher furloughs remain as school year starts running out

Inouye compared to King, God

POLITICO: Inouye rakes in $10,000s from Lockheed Martin

Honolulu council may tax nonprofits to feed HGEA

Nago chosen as permanent state elections chief

Dysfunctional Government Is Self-Perpetuating

Maui races for council seats are heating up early

Council members to mull Higa lawsuit

100% frustration: Study says current labeling laws cost Kona coffee farmers $14.4M a year

Hawaii troops risk lives as U.S. makes progress (SB blames Bush)

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Sunday, February 14, 2010
February 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:35 PM :: 4404 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB: Mandate school days

Hawaii lawmakers again debating legal gambling

ADV: A desperate, losing wager for Hawaii

Musibigate: HRPT rent law may be extended

Isles on way to becoming model for green energy: Isolation, lack of crude production combination of high taxes and tax credits force state to embrace ambitious goals

Target Lanai: OHA prepares to shakedown wind farm

Gabbard gains 3-year TRO against gay activist after assault 

Parents push for rural Maui charter school

Funding snags risk UH-West Oahu: Construction must start next year or ownership of the land will revert

More Hawaii seniors financially exploited: Lawmakers considering ways to guard against exploitation

Coqui: 'Second invasion' threatens nurseries (latest scam to restore ag inspectors)

Kenoi's proposals panned by Ethics Board: Administration to pursue tougher rules before council

Commission calls for 1% land fund: Compromise could become part of county charter

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Friday, February 12, 2010
February 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 8432 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

Laupahoehoe Liberation: Rural school targeted for closure votes for charter conversion

Hawaii man found guilty of killing toddler

Kalapa: Barrel tax means $4/gallon gas  

State tax collections down 5.4%

ADV: Forget this school year, start fixing the next

Councilman seeks limits on campaign yard signs

SB: Minus Abercrombie, health reform needs true bipartisanship

Council Looks At Banning Tents, Carts In Parks: Some Homeless Say They Will Get Around Proposed Bill

Hamamoto named principal at Saint Louis School

HMAA to acquire health insurer Summerlin's Hawaii business

ACLU says DLNR biased against unmarried couples

Mollway to remain as Ethics Director (Mystery story)

Hilo hospital: No furlough plans

“Sovereignty” squatter blocks ranch access to water

DLNR chief defends fishery management

Tavares plans to balance budget on taxpayers’ backs

Group seeks judgment to force Sol Kaho‘ohalahala out of office

Obama's Missing Year (HawaiiReporter goes “Birther”)

More: Tropical Cyclone Rene bearing down on Samoa

Hawaii-based Marines gearing up for major assault in Afghanistan

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
February 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:05 PM :: 6018 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie’s departure kills House Obamacare majority, leaves Akaka Bill hanging

Hannemann, Inouye set up to blame Lingle for Rail failure

Republicans kill Democrat move to bring back pay to play

2 gaming bills move forward in House

Shapiro: Superferry bachi

Appeals court hears plea of furloughed students

TIM School-Shidler merger makes sense

Hawaii's January Forclosure numbers increase 286.4 percent from the year-ago period

Hawaii tackles unpaid rents: Public housing proposals also include credit checks and speeding up evictions

Pimps safe for now: Senate Judiciary defers bill to make human trafficking a felony

Kona trial: Doper kills man over “medical” marijuana

Sports Commission proposal deferred

Plastic Bag Ban Debated at Hawaii Capitol

State high court rules judge could force Lanai council member to vacate office

Group: DIRE need for injection wells action -- Says Tavares not doing enough soon enough to achieve results

First county land sale March 31: 16 Paauilo mauka parcels to be offered via sealed bid

Greening buildings requires more lettuce: New code could add $2,000 to cost of new home

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
February 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:26 PM :: 4604 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Bill Would Hike Oil Tax 2100%: Measure Aims To Create slush fund to subsidize enviro pipe dreams

Hawaii gambling bills advance in House

School-days bill may hit snag: State's Constitution gives unions rights that may trump legislation

Shapiro: Toguchi “out of his league"

ADV: Leave governor's budgetary powers alone (saving the corporatist state from its Legislature)

$50M clean energy bond program touted

TAX POLICY CONTRADICTS STATE ENERGY INITIATIVE  (subsidy pig squeals -- “Don’t tax me bro!”)

DBEDT director disputes state auditor's findings

A&B affiliate only bidder for raceway: Upcoming hearing a chance to outbid group's $11M offer

(Another) Sexual Video Sparks (another) Criminal Investigation at Kamehameha Schools

Medical Cannabis User Discusses Benefits: Opponents Say Bill To Legalize Premature

Maui “medical”marijuana dispensary was front for drug dealers (duh!)

Police chief against relaxing marijuana laws

Brothers who beat officer take plea deal

Snobs: Hawaii bill to ban fireworks amended to let counties opt out

Green Police: State To Enforce Kayak Limits At Kealakekua Bay

 

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