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Sunday, February 07, 2010
February 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 PM :: 7482 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Running out of money, bully boy Ed Case now snivels because others “tear you down”

Anti-Lingle furlough propaganda ads source identified

Bad economy Rich lobbyist’s campaign contributions boosts interest in gambling

Hawaii may delay payments to Quest health plan

ADV: State needs push to get jobs on fast track

Environmental review: HRS 343 remains a legal quagmire

Charter Conversion: Laupahoehoe school's fate mulled by parents, employees

Hawaii Senate cuts costs by reducing paper usage

Hilo sort station: Late but not over budget  (now all they need is a purpose for the $9.3M building)

Six Hawaii Co. Councilmembers pull re-election papers in first week

Wait list for Maui water meter is challenged

Council OKs countywide plan, housing bills

Families say they'll sue Kauai County over demolition

Church leader may be deported

American Samoa, after the tsunami

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Saturday, February 06, 2010
February 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:55 AM :: 4893 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

DoE firing hundreds of Special Education skills trainers

Gambling bills to be heard by House Committee Tuesday

Iraq War veteran launches HD 28 campaign in Chinatown

Full Text: Moody’s outlook for Hawaii shifts to “negative”

Cec Heftel, former KGMB owner and congressman from Hawaii, dies at 85

Lingle, BOE spar over stalled furlough plan  (BoE stalls, lies about letter to Governor)

Still No Selection Of Voting Machines

Rewarding failure: Lawmakers Consider Raising Salaries Of Ed. Officials

‘Unholy (Education) Trinity’ May Benefit from Hurricane Relief Special Fund Monies, but Raid May Jeopardize Hawaii’s Bond Ratings

Kihei Furlough Fun Day parents oppose tax increase for DoE

Kona hospital centering on trauma

Espero says he will not run in Hawaii special election for Abercrombie's seat

State Senate confirms Lingle nominee for Appeals Court

(Destroyed by welfare) Last member of 65,000-year-old tribe dies, taking one of world's earliest languages to the grave

Hawaii engineer helps with efforts in Haiti

(New enviro scam) Hawaii-ecosystem researcher Peter Vitousek wins Japan Prize (for building foundations for propaganda war against nitrogen fertilizer)

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Thursday, February 04, 2010
February 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 6125 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Taxed Enough Already? TEA Party rallies February 27

Former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi dies

3 Stooges’ fake DoE “accountability” bill passed out of House committee—Gov’s bill will not be heard

State is #3 in Debt: Hawaii's bond rating falls to 'negative' as budget crisis takes its toll

Bertram declares bankruptcy

Bill to Legalize Gambling on Hawaiian Homelands Advances over DHHL objection

ADV: Legislation would allow casino operations on Hawaiian Home Lands

Model for Obamacare, “advanced” Hawaii tries to get trauma centers on sister islands (6 1/2 hours to treatment for major trauma)

Greenwood Urges Lawmakers To Invest In UH (she’s out of synch again)

Honolulu Rail 4th Most Expensive in the Nation

Islands No. 2 in union membership

Utilities commission ruling deemed valid  (OK to exclude a member!)

WHT falls for Obama’s SOTU lie: Louder, richer and often foreign voices enter the election process

County has failed to collect $100M in fees: Impact fees could replace current 'fair Share' system

Kaloko homeless shelter project lurching forward

Bill 1965 will make it costly to sell your undeveloped land

Big Isle bag ban is voted down

Arrogant Obama attacks tourism AGAIN

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
February 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 PM :: 6304 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Wailuku DoE teacher arrested for meth in home: HSTA/DoE/BoE/ACLU still block drug testing

PHOTOS: Kubo for Judge Rally -- Decision by Senate due today

Kubo nomination: Hanabusa, Souza tied to Pali Golf course shooters’ mob

Hawaii Scores “D” on Citizen Initiative rights

Dutch Hanohano: Aiona team introduces campaign manager

Abercrombie, Hirono sign new letter backing socialist single-payer health system

Pendulum now appears to swing in Kubo's favor

Senate Leaders Meet in Secret as Ed Kubo's Supporters Rally for His Judicial Confirmation

Hold Placed on Akaka Bill in U.S. Senate

Lawmakers Move For More School Days

Legislators’ Plastic Bags Law Could Cost Customers 20 Cents (WITHOUT EIS!!!)

Highest paid in nation: Lawmakers Propose Taking manini 3% Pay Cuts: Salary Reductions Would Last 1 Year Starting July 1

Maui News: Election season officially under way

ML&P to cease retirees’ medical (thanks, OHA)

Cash sales crackdown (solving the budget problem one farmer at a time)

New geothermal well hoped to meet contract demands

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hezbollah) gives love to Ron Paul (R-Hamas)

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Monday, February 01, 2010
February 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:03 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

Opponents of Kubo nomination tied to Pali Golf course shooters’ mob

Djou tops in cash on hand after Hanabusa gets old boy boost

Hannemann leads Abercrombie in campaign funds (and Duke???  Advertiser no say, but Hawai`i Free Press does)

Hawaii public utility commissioners clash

ADV: Pointless rail spat wastes public resources (flacking for Mufi, again)

SB: Court budget cuts cost the taxpayers

Civil unions: A political boon, or boondoggle?

UH system enrollment hits record 55,761 for spring semester

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Sunday, January 31, 2010
January 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:45 PM :: 6892 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's school board needs to be fixed, say three ex-governors and Hamamoto (FAKE REFORMS--HOPING TO TRICK THE ELECTORATE INTO DOING NOTHING)

Democrat Advertiser: (Not) Time for better way to pick school board   (Don’t put it on the November ballot)

'Clock is ticking' on furloughs: BOE disputes claim it's stonewalling on Lingle's proposal

SB vs HSTA: Tax hike not the solution

Say what! To close a widening budget gap, the House leader asks for an array of tax hikes, benefit cuts and even a casino  (and a health insurance tax)

Lingle: Lawmakers Hid Votes On Civil Unions

Herkes comes out against HHSC privitization

Rep. Morita reaches out online to tax your breath  (Shows what is at stake in Gubernatorial election)

Honolulu rail would be safer at ground level, AIA contends

Big isle Car, truck sales on fumes in '09

Lanaians looking for a means of survival: Economy on edge with employment limited and construction stopped

FEEL-GOOD: Hawaii County to consider new bid to ban plastic shopping bags

Oahu crime up 6%; increase mostly in property crime

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Friday, January 29, 2010
January 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 PM :: 5818 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Gay Civil Unions to face “indefinite postponement”?

Hanauma Dec 29: Did Mufi threaten retaliation against Obama?

Lawmakers are gambling that isle residents going to Vegas will be willing to pay a $10 fee to avoid state taxes if they win big later

Hawaii Department of Education Whistleblowers- 'Bell System Contracts' Waste School Repair Money 

Governor, mayor at odds over financing for rail

Kauai County to pay $7.5M in Ka Loko settlement

Vote on Kubo deadlocked

A&B to continue Maui sugar at least through 2010

Kenoi fights back against TAT attack

Plans call for higher commercial fees, additional restrictions next year

County Buys 151 Acres of North Kohala Coastline Property (Open Space)

Hilo club owner vs. county is on again (Dep’t of Retaliation)

Officials mull management of Kalaupapa – to DHHL?

Kaiser union workers rally over job security

Officials shut 18 voting sites on island

RNC Meeting: Steele Comes to Honolulu with Proof of Principle

Senate Committee Hearing: OHA to be audited?

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
January 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 6831 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie backs renewed Obamacare push

Obama's answer for America: more of me

Republicans Hope To Claim Seats In Islands

SB: Republicans envision coup with Djou

Governor Lingle Fires Back at “bully” Mayor Hannemann

HSTA proposes increase in taxes to fund schools

Guards from Hilo jail picket UPW office

Under OHA attack: A&B board expected to make a decision on whether to keep growing sugar on Maui

Justice and safety at risk, Moon warns

Council bills are aimed at homeless in parks

Foreclosures running high

SB: Civil unions bill deserves decision now

Hawaii needs commission to attract sports events, Aiona says

Aiona defends likely County TAT cut -- Legislature backing away from more tax increases

Maui News polls Tax Increases

EBay Founder Talks To UH

County eyeing water rate increases

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
January 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 AM :: 5781 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Mufi: “I have no thoughts of resigning soon”

SB: Don't further centralize Hawaii schools

Tourism Recovery will be slow, despite an expected uptick in arrivals and spending

GOP kicking off national strategy session in Isles

Boylan: Hawaii Republican leaders “Closer to the truth than some of the Democrats like to admit"

Democrat Borreca: Lingle's political math mostly about subtraction

Democrat Borreca: National GOP aids island hopefuls

Lingle plan halves employers' tax hike

Hawaii gas prices above 'cap' level of suspended law

ADV: Clear disclosure vital in political spending

Maui Business leaders like Lingle proposals

University of Hawaii faculty approve “cost-cutting” contract with two pay increases

UPW to picket UPW in Hilo

PHOCUSED rally

Fewer registered vehicles on Big Isle

Strategies shared at zero waste forum

4 men accused of phone plot had conservative ties

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
January 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 AM :: 5072 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

House may not have votes for civil unions

State of the State Address: Full Text

ADV: Lingle proposes business stimulation incentives

An amended shell bill (SB404) could speed up movement of rainy day funds, says state Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rail opponent Panos Prevedouros to run for mayor

Big Island lawmakers mull fall elections

Abercrombie pretends to blast furloughs

POLITICO: Hawaii (is the only place on earth) still crazy about Obama

Jim Kelly named to Advertiser editorial post

Island landlords lowering prices, offering incentives for the first time in years

Better Place raises $350 million in financing for electric car plans

Illegal concrete fill helped rare stilts

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Sunday, January 24, 2010
January 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 AM :: 5515 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Same-sex marriage issue has endured a long fight in Hawaii

ADV: Teachers union asking lawmakers to set aside funds to end furloughs

SB: HSTA, heed idea to improve teacher quality

Windmills a source of green power, conflict

Hirono: ‘I would vote against’ Senate health care bill

County looks to preserve its TAT share

ADV: Elevated system best deal for taxpayers

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Friday, January 22, 2010
January 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 AM :: 5543 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 Family Forum calls for action: Senate to hear HB444 Gay Civil Unions Friday

Hooser ‘cautiously optimistic’ Senate has the votes to pass HB444

Campaign law change could color race for Congress

State Sen. Espero considering run for Abercrombie's Congressional seat

SB: Independents gaining clout

Hold that Train (tax raid vs Mufi)

Law enforcement backs stiffer penalties for violence

Honolulu home to nation’s second-worst traffic jam

Health care is threatened by Arbitrator’s ruling on UPW furloughs

UH System asks Lawmakers for Help

UHPA members begin contract ratification vote

Total Ka Loko civil settlement amount is set at $25.4 million

Couch fined for exceeding out of state donation limits

New-car sales plunge in Hawaii

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
January 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 PM :: 5471 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Boylan: Patient Aiona Ready To Lead

Djou Hopeful In Wake Of GOP Win In Mass.

GOP Senate victory boosts hope for Djou's campaign

`This is my truck'

Isles' senators stay committed to Akaka Bill

Much work ahead, Isle lawmakers say (Guard your wallet!)

Shirokiya to lay off 50 due to threat of Unemp Comp Tax hike

SB: DOE stays in the race

ADV: Schools chief should have some autonomy (against Constitutional Amendment, no surprise here)

HSTA names interim executive director

Tax dollars could help patch up private roads

Marijuana bills to be introduced

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
January 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 5561 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Senate will deal with civil union bill immediately; a vote is likely Friday

Clock's ticking on Akaka bill in overloaded Congress

Independent voters are election wild card

Poll shows Carlisle with 67% to 18% lead in so-far fictional mayoral race

Money's the matter as Isle lawmakers begin 60-day session (Danger! Legislature in Session)

TAT status up for council discussion  (Kokubun: “Raise Taxes”)

Bottle fee could cut furloughs  (Danger! Legislature in Session)

Hawai‘i Chamber pushing for unemployment tax break

6th district lawmakers face tough ’10 session (J Kalani “Powdernose” English has a plan to ‘blow” your money)

Let governor appoint Hawaii schools superintendent, Lingle proposes

ADV: Race to the Top needs all hands on deck

Companies oppose school bus cuts

Crime bill would put 'halo' around schools

The Healthcare Association is asking again for the state money

Kaiser employees picket over loss of pharmacy work

Chevron to shrink refining business

2% Land fund may return to ballot

Kauai County share of Pflueger settlement to be released

Hawaii Air National Guard, Air Force crews part of Haiti relief

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
January 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 PM :: 7514 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

Rally at Capitol: 15,000 against Gay Civil Unions

Feds: "City will need a stronger financial plan" before moving forward with Rail Transit

Case holds lead over Hanabusa and Djou (Case 52%-Djou 21%), (Hanabusa 43%-Djou 36%)

State's labor, fiscal woes cut Lingle's popularity

Honolulu rail forum draws opponents, supporters of planned commuter line

ADV: City rail committee didn't keep minutes: But state office says it was exempt from law requiring them

Hawaii governor says state won't fund pay raises for UH faculty

City-state effort can ease school-bus woes

Governor Linda Lingle Speaks to Improving Hawaii's Business Climate

SB: Legislators must show courage, leadership (by passing Gay Civil Unions)

Shapiro: Maui tripping (J Kalani "powdernose" English)

S., W. Maui legislators: Protect what’s already there (by raising taxes)

WHT: Legislature faces bleak budget (TAXES, TAXES, AND MORE TAXES)

Hawaiians mark key event in Hawaii history and reject Akaka Bill

Rents for office space down 3.5%

JAL to cut jobs, pensions, routes

Hawaiian Telcom vs. Oceanic Time Warner (fiber optic competition to cable tv)

Homelessness Issue hits home in Chinatown

Hawaii Coast Guard crews fly quake relief missions in Haiti (Superferry going to Haiti) 

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Monday, January 18, 2010
January 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 4734 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie 9% ahead of Aiona, Hannemann 6% ahead of Aiona

Only two Options considered for balancing state budget (you guessed it, tax increase, and raid on special funds)

Tax Increase tops Greenies' wish list for 2010 ($100/barrel tax on oil)

UH aims for sustainable education  (More brainwashing)

Ocean cleanup a critical task

Transit ex-directors support elevated rail  (Mufi tries to salvage candidacy)

MLK Day observed in Hawaii

Hilo roots help drive state's interim DOE superintendent

Kalapa: Yardstick provided by Council on Revenues

SB: A blow against slavery

For Time Warner, Isles are a gold mine

 Sen J Kalani "Powdernose" English will take aim at reforming laws for cannabis

ADV: Cooperation could yield trash solution

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Sunday, January 17, 2010
January 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 AM :: 5355 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Civil union debate could spur political action from all sides

Case takes early lead

'No simple answers' as lawmakers consider tapping funds, raising taxes (they're 'simply' going to raise the GET)

Search for revenue (TAX INCREASE) looms as top mission (ADV editors explain how to pitch a GET hike)

UHPA, UH administration reach tentative labor agreement

Activities honor King's memory

Young Bros. and Pasha Hawaii await a decision on whether the shipping services can compete

Timeshares weather storm: During the prolonged downturn, their occupancy levels have outpaced hotels

Kenoi wants to raise money for land purchases by selling property

Rotarians pull together to help Haiti

A new breed of paparazzi descends on placid Maui

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Friday, January 15, 2010
January 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 5369 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 suggests Case is sexist

$1.3M sought for special election

Just another union flunkey: Matayoshi claims HSTA, HGEA support RTTT and DoE had no choice on furloughs

Hawaii schools close again with no deal on furloughs

Will school reform talk bring action?

Hawaii Laborers' Union election under scrutiny (again)

Honolulu council shelves plan to rename park for Obama

Pflueger trial to remain on Kaua‘i

In tough times, Maui council aims for more affordable housing

Ka'u could get emergency evacuation shelter

Top 10 Outrageous Facts About the Hawaii State Teachers’ Association

Hawaii medical care system: Hilo Doctor Autopsies Still Living, Bleeding To Death, Patient

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
January 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 PM :: 5170 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou gets most applause at small business meet

Case: Hanabusa cannot lead the Senate while running for Congress

Case called disrespectful over use of Mink's photo: "Stop using his picture to salve your conscience"

Soetoro-Ng endorses Mehau associate Schatz

Furloughs a wild card

Lawmakers discuss priorities at town meeting

Tax increase eyed to fund homelessness industry

State Foreclosures Surge: Jump in December pushes monthly and year-end totals to their highest since 2005

Pflueger continues to face 7 manslaughter counts

Slain Hawaii toddler's drug-dealing father sues mother, accused killer, State

Actress, other women allege abuses by Hawaii's Family Court

City settles with state for $300,000 over sewage

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
January 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 11101 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

Democrat Borreca: Hanabusa-Case fight could be gift for GOP  (Case "untrustworthy and disloyal")

SB: Don't let cost deter special House race

State tax revenues drop 8.3% since July

SB: Bishop's call to block civil unions offends bill advocates (Rally January 17)

Still No Agreement On School Furloughs

Army needs to make case for Makua plan

Honolulu rail project architects defend plan for elevated route

Kauai: OHA Again fails to steal single family home from owner

Politics of the River Street Project

Final Co-Conspirator in Las Vegas Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Life in Prison by Hawaii Federal Judge

$7.4M windfall can't offset shortfall; land sale, tax hike still on the table

Little paid, benefits questioned

Getting tough on illegal use of fireworks comes at price

No penalty for trash backlog

Clinton says U.S. is 'back in Asia,' hails diversity of Isles

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
January 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 5108 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Cast Your ballot: Abercrombie nominated "2009 Porker of the Year"

Case calls Inouye's remarks incorrect

SB: Put same-sex civil unions on the table

Matayoshi Confirmed as Hawaii Department of Education Interim Superintendent

Abercrombie on Furloughs: "Minimize the bureaucratic levels" in DoE "without cutting back bureaucracy"

ADV: Time for silent majority to step up on rail  (and save Mufi's candidacy)

FOIA Release Shows Mufi fears Leg raid on Rail Fund

Kokubun: No changes seen for Senate leadership

9-11 Trooothers challenge Army's DU request

Aloun Farms owners to admit to illegally importing farm laborers

Kahala Panty Burglar gets five years

Council committee to consider bulky trash fine

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Sunday, January 10, 2010
January 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 5955 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

DANGER: Hawaii acting schools chief Matayoshi praised widely as good choice for permanent job

Senators boost Hanabusa: Inouye, Akaka hope to take revenge on Ed Case  (the increasingly hollow old boys' last hurrah?)

State needs $1M to hold May special election  (Mercado Kim still trying to delay election shows Hanabusa weakness)

Public worker retirement soars

SB: Don't raid hotel tax funds -- raise taxes instead

Honolulu airport car-rental hub envisioned to help visitors

Prof: UH can balance budget without gutting faculty

Wind, waste-to-energy not among plan’s $1.5B renewables -- but a 50 cent a gallon gas tax is

Castle & Cooke may use Lanai aquifer; environmentalists decry decision

Furlough Fridays raise residents' hackles

Kakaako homeless cleanup

Hawaii County joblessness down to "only" 10%

Kauai mom with 3 kids, 66 arrests gets decade in prison

Snobs snubbed: Hawaii fireworks ban not a Capitol priority

Fidell: Let's start doing more to develop local agriculture

Anti-Superferry protester: Obama as Bush

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Saturday, January 09, 2010
January 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 PM :: 6541 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

GTMO Greenwell accuses Hawaii police of "eating children"

Lingle proposes new plan to eliminate Furlough Fridays

Hawaii governor says she doesn't want Legislature to take up bill on civil unions

Poll finds Mississippi folk most faith-centered; Hawaii below average

Lingle says Honolulu rail project needs 'adjustment' due to recession

Hotel occupancy falls in Hawaii in November

Hawaii Department of Education gets new chief information officer

Women ordered out of prison where Isle inmates complained of abuse

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Passenger Facing Federal Charges

University of Hawaii cancer center, hospitals team up (unless Leg raids Cigarette Tax Fund for feed HGEA)

Shipping our 'opala an imperfect solution

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Thursday, January 07, 2010
January 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 7222 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

TAX INCREASE # 1--Lawmakers Kokubun, Mercado  urge Hawaii counties to impose new 5% sales tax (how to finish off the economy)

TAX INCREASE # 2--ADV: Tax diversion won't erase revenue woes (Adv to LEG -- raise taxes!)

TAX INCREASE # 3--Don’t take TAT – Maui mayor (1/2% GET Increase on agenda )

TAX INCREASE # 4--Energy plan calls for 50¢ gas tax

Lingle rejects union-BOE proposal

UH, faculty to resume talks

Legislature cuts 5 recess days in 2010

Hawaii Department of Education Procurement Audit, Part II, Details Insider Dealing, Waste and Alleged Corruption

Hawaii's Compulsory Health-Care System Is No Model

Hawaii Co. Council rejects resolution to decriminalize pakalolo

Isle recovery is pondered

Kenoi presents budgetary wish list to state lawmakers 

Local Police Escorts for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Cost Hawaii County More Than $21,000

Honolulu City Council Member Dela Cruz Introduces Legislation to Audit the Delay in the Shipping of Solid Waste

Snob Bulletin: Fireworks Ban Long Overdue

Hume's comments on Buddhism, Tiger Woods upset faithful

An Upheaval to Remember: 2010 is shaping up to be a rare year in American politics

Obamacare, COFA, and the upcoming $350M State budget gap: Lingle vs Congressional Delegation

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010
January 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 PM :: 9655 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

The Teamsters Production Unit: Jim Dooley connects dots thru Honolulu underworld to Obama  (Must read) 

LINK>>>Kubo: Governor nominates former Federal prosecutor to First Circuit Bench

LINK>>>Abercrombie resignation effective Feb 28

Official wants special election ASAP

New Elections Chief grilled about special election

Hawaii may hold a special congressional election in May

Matayoshi being pitched as outsider to keep the DoE out of the next Governor's control

SB: Interim schools chief to enter fray

ADV: Hearings need strict environmental focus

Median sale price of Honolulu homes fell by 7.9 percent in 2009

UH faculty's union files class grievance against Greenwood

Schools open new year with fee increases

Mesa Air Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Kalapa on Special Funds: Yes, the state has money to pay its bills 

Big Isle bovines getting waterbeds

Hawaii County Plastic bag ban

Iran, Cuba buying influence in Solomon Islands

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Saturday, January 02, 2010
January 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 PM :: 6064 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Legislators to Honor The One: Celebrate Obama Day at Obama Park, or cheer for Obama High

Cayetano's DCCA boss Kathryn Matayoshi to take up reins of DoE (left behind the mess that Mark Recktenwald cleaned up)

Hamamoto still in furlough talks

Hamamoto decision 'personal'

SB: Settle UH labor dispute out of court, reasonably

Hawaii's unemployment fund forecast a bit less gloomy

Judge Hara grants UH Motion To Dismiss KAHEA’s Mauna Kea CMP Lawsuit

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Friday, January 01, 2010
January 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 PM :: 9057 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

Hamamoto resigned DoE -- FIVE DAYS AGO!  (Resigned same day latest HSTA/DoE furlough offer was rejected)

Inouye confident Akaka Bill issues will be resolved

ADV: Inouye implies Abercrombie backers lying (more on Akaka bill)

Economic troubles shroud political races

TSA lapse helps gain not guilty verdicts

No rail work 'til May--then lawsuit

ADV: Reshaping government a key goal for 2010

Hawaii taxpayers on hook for $1.5M in Kaloko Dam settlement

Crime on Oahu surges 6 percent

Hawaii first in nation to require home solar water heaters (tax credit gone, replaced by mandate)

New company to take over Maui pineapple operations

Rejected amendment has no impact on Kauai County Charter, legal opinion says

Big Isle's pot pulse is sought

Hearing set for proposed Kona project

New beach land is public, court says

Snob Advertiser: Public must rally against illegal fireworks (another excuse to raise taxes)

Enviro Activist: Close UH for whole year to gauge its usefulness

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Thursday, December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 5154 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Chest Pains: Limbaugh Hospitalized in Serious Condition at Queen's

Karl Rove to appear at Hawaii GOP event

Lingle aide, BOE, DOE meet on furloughs, no decision made

Hawaii elections office staffer Scott Nago selected as interim chief

ML&P viability in doubt

Kaiser rates to go up 10.7 percent for groups

Arbitrator's decision may affect UH pay cut

Salary cuts anger UHH faculty

Report: Ag tax exemptions abused

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
December 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:38 PM :: 9177 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

Hanabusa: "Ed Case not forgiven, should bow out"

 

ADV: Lingle should break be blamed for impasse in union talks

SB: Furlough plan achievable

Furlough talks to resume, but no special session planned

SLOM: No More Hawaii Islam Days

SB gives free ad space to Mufi: We all need to do our part to solve the (homelessness) problem

Mayor Hannemann's Achilles Heel

Tactics weighed for rat fight

Emergency funds needed for preschool  (by childhood policy 'consultant')

OLD NEWS: Nearly $1B in state funds tied up in illiquid investment

Kaloko payouts to be revealed

Roadblock continues despite 7 arrests in Laie land dispute

Future uncertain for two Mauna Kea telescopes

The realities of recession are relative on the Kona Coast

Heightened Security Detail Costs for Speaker Pelosi and President Obama Will Fall on Local Taxpayers

Maui: Ahi supply should be enough to satisfy sashimi lovers’ appetite

Ocean View well may take longer

Gas pains: Does Big Island have a Propane shortage?

ADV: Hawaii fireworks sales still hot in recession

Health care bill denies freedom of choice

Saluting American Valor: Wounded soldier provides cover fire for pinned-down troops

 

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Sunday, December 27, 2009
December 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 6628 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB: UH faculty doesn't grasp reality (just noticing this?)

Commission to pick interim election chief

Grooming a new guard at New Hope

2 Groups Protest At Obama Compound

Courting China

ADV: Ocean cable key to attaining energy goals (how to save wind energy from environmentalist assault)

Hawaii's welfare numbers rising for first time in decade

Hawaii's counties rattled by plan to cut them out of hotel room tax

Budget Cuts still being blamed for rats in Chinatown

Maui Jail: Lingle forces Tsutsui to back down

Growing foreclosure rate a drag on Maui neighborhoods

Maui B&B system is taking off; 33 permits gain backing

Ocean noise pollution turns up with greenhouse gas emissions

HTH urges Christmas donations to the Gramscian Entity

 

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Friday, December 25, 2009
December 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:41 PM :: 7519 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Not Fooled: Hawaii parents waiting on details of plan to reduce furlough days

Hawaii's growth rate has stayed low because 10 people leave Hawaii every day

"Hope" for future is best gift of all (Obama mentioned only as a tourist attraction)

Kulani plan is outlined

Nonprofit status seen as cure for ailing state hospital system (Driskill retiring?)

SB: Seniors and hospitals win big in reform bill (yes this is a "news" story)

FINAL HARVEST: Sun sets on ML&P cultivation of pineapple

Drug trial of HPD officer postponed ("negotiations")

Djou elected to chair search panel for new city auditor

Salary rules limit potential new prosecutor, deputies

KHON not fazed by cable-Fox flap

After a year of destruction, Obama and family return to Hawaii

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Thursday, December 24, 2009
December 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 AM :: 6008 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lawmakers, Governor await details on tentative agreement to reduce furlough days

ADV: Hawaiian rights in bill must be negotiated (rejects new version Akaka Bill)

Musubigate: HRPT rent dispute fight will continue

Hoku completes stock sale to Chinese investor (Your ACT 215/221 tax dollars at work)

Maui News Polls State TAT grab (blames Calvin Say's Legislative proposal on Lingle)

Isle lawmakers mull TAT plan

Kenoi defends hiring; claims 77 positions removed (and wants to keep TAT so he can hire more)

Hawaii County tries third approach to provide homes for low-income residents (after losing $40M on failed project)

Extend council terms? Voters will decide, again

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
December 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 AM :: 6010 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Defense bill benefits Inouye, Akaka, Abercrombie contributors

Hawaii teachers' furlough deal unlikely by Lingle deadline

(Yawn) Democrat Lawmakers blast DBEDT, director on behalf of HGEA (Wash, rinse, repeat)

Honolulu councilman's memo proposes (to fight TAT takeaway by highlighting) cuts to city services

Loss would be tremendous blow, says Maui Co. budget director

(HTH) Lingle: Use hotel tax for budget

Costly Micronesian benefits may be covered

Professors union says ready to fight UH on contract

More Than a Decade After Condemnation, Hawaii Department of Transportation Still Owns Homes on Ancient Hawaiian Fish Pond

Bob Jones: No Special Election Need to Replace Abercrombie in Hawaii's First Congressional District

Hawaii County Housing Agency: We're not trying to hide anything

Obama says Hawaiian vacation will wait until after Senate passes health care bill

Brace yourself, America, this is going to sting a bit  (Advertiser finally explains details of Obamacare)

Obama keeps bond with Hawaii strong

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Sunday, December 20, 2009
December 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 PM :: 6731 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

DoE/HSTA hacks threaten to lay off 2,500 and chop after-school programs if furloughs are eliminated

SB: Akaka Bill needs airing (demands public hearings)

Thousands of island residents will collect important census info

Interisland shipping monopoly

Hawaii County Council violated Sunshine statute (consequences zero)

Book by Obama's late mom released

5-girl robotics team shines

KGI: Coco Palms a monstrosity

Police promotion rigging Lawsuit was the costliest in Hawaii County history

Maui News poll 51% reject Tavares reelection

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Friday, December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:46 AM :: 7945 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: Leftist Neal Milner lays down the Template for ignoring Republican candidates

KITV VIDEO: Akaka Bill not moving as smoothly as planned

ADV: Congress, state need unity on Akaka bill

ADV: Trish Kehaulani Watson--The Akaka Bill

Hawaii revenue drop expected to add another $40M to deficit

Companies want school buses to run

Commission defers decision on East Maui streams

Contractor Profit Grows under Hawaii’s 'Green' Initiative While Energy Costs to Consumers Rise

Hawaii -- 46th most efficient state-owned highway system

Proposed Kalaheo landfill site questioned

Koke‘e admission charge plan might be short-lived

No surge in cruise ships

Some neighbors irked by Hilo developments

SB: Killing bill doesn't resolve B&B issue

Construction starts on housing project for Waianae homeless

Harassment: Pine agrees to pay fine over campaign sign photos

Harassment: Palin shortens Maui vacation after fuss over 'McCain' visor

Ahmed Ahmed battles bias with humor

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Thursday, December 17, 2009
December 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:30 AM :: 6880 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Federal money may fund election

Papers decide to start covering Akaka Bill Hearings:

HSTA continues to sabotage talks Negotiations break down between state and Hawaii teachers union

LHS boarding program on list of potential budget cuts

SB: Reminder for union leaders (we can take you down anytime we decide to investigate)

Paniolo Cable, Sandwich Isle Communications seen as bankruptcy possibilities

Pasha interisle shipping bid dealt blow on behalf of Young Bros continued monopoly 

ADV: Caregiving network under critical strain

Hawaii bed-and-breakfast bill rejected

Water needs split community (OHA Water grab)

Hawaiians Sovereignty Activists are told telescope moving ahead--time to cash in is NOW

Maui's Mayor Tavares seeks second term

Yagong wants off ad hoc finance committee

Hawaii County affordable housing rules may get radical makeover

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
December 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:32 AM :: 4745 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

HSTA negotiations resume: Number of school planning days varies on Mainland and in Hawaii

LINK>>>Inouye denies planning "Akaka Bill Sneak Attack"

LINK>>>Judicial Nominee lists released: Lingle seeks public input

ADV: Election panel must act swiftly, decisively (Abercrombie resignation used to peddle vote by mail)

Kalapa: Lawmakers should not wait for the other shoe to drop

SB: Legalize aided suicide  (remember -- there are no death panels in Obamacare)

SB: Housing First (says it) gets chronic homeless off the streets

Honolulu drops in economy rankings

United Public Workers union gets $378,000 in restitution

GTMO Greenwell rides again: Big Island councilman wants marijuana legalized

LG candidate (Islam Day co-sponsor) Lyla Berg reaches out

Hawaii Tribune-Herald Cancels Contract with Hawaii Newspaper Guild

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Sunday, December 13, 2009
December 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 5116 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Donations flow in from beneficiaries of earmark funds (Borreca targets Abercrombie on behalf of Mufi, Inouye)

Kiewit offered city 'best value'

Obama Stimulus small-business focus means opportunity for politicians to create new cronies

Hawaii's parks agency to lease out land to raise funds

Water staff: Restore one of 19 streams

Teachers at Hana school work more, get paid less (HSTA propaganda)

Maui County plans hundreds of homes on Lanai

Kenoi asks for 20% budget cut

WHT: Kenoi one year on: Accomplishment and contradiction

Shootings by Honolulu police spike to 7 so far this year

Questioning the future may enhance Isles' prospects

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Saturday, December 12, 2009
December 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 AM :: 7293 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

LINK: Mufi chases Neil Abercrombie out of Congress

LINK: Akaka Bill to be voted by House and Senate Committees

All Mail-in special election mooted

School board keeps 2010 meetings in Honolulu to cut costs

Panel votes to block dialysis from Maui (Malulani redux)

SB: It is possible to scale back in tight times

Police work to clear homeless from park

Many receive shots despite council's anti-vaccine stance

No pay increases for crackpot Hawaii Co. Council, top employees next year

G&R to lease assets for sugar-to-energy

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Friday, December 11, 2009
December 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:32 AM :: 5215 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Say proposes up to $1B Hawaii tax increases aimed at tourism, technology

Hawaii gains 1,412 jobs from stimulus mostly in government (and loses how many from Obamanomics?)

Liquor board chief put on leave

Hawaii Legislature cancels its traditional opening-day partying (its tough everywhere)

The Land Board will vote today on charging nonresidents at Ka Iwi and at the Pali Lookout

Kaiser’s dialysis proposal faces opposition FROM COMPETITOR

Mauna Kea fight in court  (OHA's $50M shakedown)

Jones Act lawsuit tossed out of court

Hawaii Co. Ethics board backs off strong reform

Ewa Field Marines among first to battle Japanese

Britain, Long a Libel Mecca, Reviews Laws

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Thursday, December 10, 2009
December 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:43 AM :: 4076 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

State of OHA: Money, power top agenda

SB: Hawaii leaders must lead: End Furlough Fridays now

Shapiro: HSTA can't expect to sacrifice nothing

Honolulu prepares to slash funds for programs

State proposes major revision of election rules (anti-Superferry protesters in driver's seat)

Chinatown rats: Manufactured chaos (Homelessness Industry at work)

Foreclosures on neighbor isles continue to fuel statewide rate

Kenoi looking to freeze county execs' pay (no cuts here)

Hawaii Co. Property taxes could be on the rise

Saddle Road western route up for public review (DU again not found in soil samples)

Power plants make top 10 polluters list

Sashimi Christmas canceled? International quota could halt U.S. bigeye catch this month

Mayor Defends Magic Island Name Change (public rejects cult of personality 92%-8% in online poll)

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
December 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 AM :: 6088 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle renews push to revamp schools

Hawaii's teacher furlough crisis can be (political) opportunity, federal official says (Still campaigning with the hippie from Buffalo)

ADV: Dysfunctional labor talks will harm public

Lingle: Charting our course in the final stretch

Shapiro: Let the competence Lingle-bashing begin

Koller: Changes would keep child care subsidies

SB: Don't blame escape on budget

Kalapa: Still Waiting for a Better Response to Hawaii's State Worker Furlough Fridays

Plan for Mauna Kea summit draws little interest (forget the details, just send us the $50M)

Kauai County Ethics Board searching for clarity

Burris: New B&B law rewards the unlicensed

Birth information request clarified (wanted to leave race blank)

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Monday, December 07, 2009
December 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 6587 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Captured Fallujah Terror leader:  Accused SEALs arraigned, vow to defend charges

SB's choice for Pearl Harbor Day:  Exhibit shows the harsh life of Honouliuli internment camp

Hotel take down more than falling occupancy

SB: Enforcement key to B&B bill

Hawaii County eyes worker furloughs

But...Now hiring - Kenoi admin keeps on keepin' on

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Sunday, December 06, 2009
December 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:16 AM :: 5333 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

John Waihee's looted graveyards to be auctioned

Old Hawaii airport contracts tie up more than $6 million in funds (funds the Leg wishes it could raid, part 1)

Budget Cuts blamed for ... (insert here)

HSTA president counters Lingle

ADV: Lingle must keep rail review well focused

Maui Planning process hits the . . . home stretch

Hawaii Co. Drywell contract will cost less thanks to removal of crony-protecting bid specs

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Saturday, December 05, 2009
December 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:20 PM :: 5754 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News

SB: HSTA is accused of blocking deal by Seitz

ADV: Teachers' Union staking out hard-line position over planning days

Hawaii hosts VEX Robotics Pan-Pacific Championship

Memminger: Did scientists trade science for faith when global warming became a religion?

Shapiro: Abercrombie called on pork spending

Mehau associate Brian Schatz stepping down as Democratic Party chief to run for LG

Tam to run in mayoral race

Oceanic vs. Raycom?

Democrat Burris: Elections system in turmoil so put it back in control of next LG

SB flacks for Homelessness industry: "Better 'homeless' policy needed"

Maui Council will weigh in on streams case (OHA vs A&B)

Ocean activity businesses seek right to sell permits

Hamakua plan seems to be stuck in mud

Sergeant saves lives of four soldiers by stopping suicide bomber

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Thursday, December 03, 2009
December 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 6579 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

'Gap' in HSTA talks remains

SB: Afghan troop surge is security necessity

National GOP to meet in isles

Delay urged in child care cuts

More home-tax relief stalls

Honolulu Transit authority on track

Waikiki curbside campers must go

Vandals strike at shuttered school in Wailupe Valley

Oahu single-family home, condo sales skyrocket

ADV: Panel, leaders must avert elections crisis

Hawaii parents still can spank

Lingle frees $36.9M for major Inter-Island terminal expansion

Hawaii Co. Council looks to tackle budget deficits

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
December 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 PM :: 7348 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Billy Kenoi's friend Malu Motta sentenced to life without parole for Pali Golf Course killings

Education official: Hawaii should not balance budget on 'backs of children' (Obama flunkey's flunkey campaigns for Abercrombie)

CBS News Nails Abercrombie for giving multi-million dollar earmarks to campaign donors

SB: Don't raise jobless fund tax too fast

Waikiki: First half of 2010 lacks big events; corporations may be shying away from Isles (thanks, Obama/Biden)

Media Council is claiming small victory over Raycom

State bankruptcies decelerate

Honolulu's city auditor to retire

KPD works to recruit officers, bust drug dealers

Kauai: 2 commissioners resign over ethics opinion

Vog triggers ag loans; Second disaster declaration made

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Saturday, November 28, 2009
November 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 AM :: 5826 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 furlough deal still on table, governor's adviser says

KGI: Unemployment tax hike undesirable but inevitable (Government stifling business)

Permit issues delay long-awaited dredging project at Kauai harbor (Government stifling business)

Housing worker suspended

Shapiro: Sorry, wisdom's gone on furlough

ADV: Visitor data signals value of promoting Isles (Government stifling business)

Kamehameha increases grants: Public charter schools received $7.2 million to help Hawaiian students

Fewer kids found with guns in school (actually only 2)

Your rubbish will cost cash (Government stifling business)

Mauna Kea CMP subplans released

Bill would regulate aquarium fish harvest (Government stifling business)

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Thursday, November 26, 2009
November 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:22 PM :: 5048 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii teachers' union details concerns about furlough plan (suddenly unions don't want to change furloughs)

Jobless rate tops 9% on Neighbor Islands

Life of the Land: Proposed oil tax a barrel of trouble for Hawaii

Lawsuit Tackles Tax Break For Hawaiian Homelands  (OHA thrilled)

Ranch donates 12,000 acres for easement to Maui land trust

New Honolulu police chief popular with rank and file

Pictures of alleged drunken drivers posted on Web site

Rail: Harbor plan would expand waterfront

Settlement reached in Sunetric case

Hawaii County renews "Golden Bulldozer" contract

LINK>>>Jihadi murderer of Big Island man captured in Iraq: Navy Seals face prosecution

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
November 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:41 PM :: 7109 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

LINK>>>Lingle defends Chinese trade initiatives against criticism

Mufi demands rail go the way of the Superferry

Hawaii Corrections Officers File Complaint Against United Public Workers Union

Keep lid on crime, fears

Parents against cut in child-care funds

Public workers now have until Dec. 7 to select medical insurance plan

Mayor seeks fine for bulky trash left out early

Mayor bucks OHA recommendation

Obamacare Advertiser: Doctors still hold reins in women's health

Alleged scientist spy fit to stand trial

The worst-case curve  (CO2 increases while Earth cools!)

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