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Friday, February 19, 2010
February 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:15 PM :: 6163 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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Thursday, February 18, 2010
February 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:30 PM :: 4656 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Tax Increase #1: Hawaii legislators consider hike in income tax, cut in tax breaks

Tax Increase #2: Hawaii excise tax would go up under bill advancing in House

Tax Increase #3: Real property taxes may rise--Counties say House bill suspending TAT funds would lead to increase

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

PEW: Hawaii “has failed to sock away any assets” to cover pension liabilities

House Expected to Vote Next Week on ANOTHER secret version of Akaka Bill

House Democrats Plan to Push Akaka Bill to vote Before Feb 28 – Bill’s Final Draft Secret

Special election may be delayed; commission chooses Nago

SB:  Helping homeless needs coordination

Mental health services reined in

University of Hawaii athletics deficit may hit $10.1 million

ADV: Civil service gets in way of liquor panel

ADV joins ‘peak oil’ cult: Future shock: Oil won't stay this cheap

Maui County suing Merrill Lynch: Lawsuit says firm knew of security market collapse, didn’t disclose it

Maui: OHA, anti-Superferry protesters continue assault on agriculture

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
February 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 9133 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 :: 4346 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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Saturday, February 13, 2010
February 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 AM :: 6768 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Sakamoto: Tax soldiers to feed HSTA, HGEA, UPW

3 measures would return workers' health costs to state: $26M/year for unions

Survey: Native Hawaiians Discontented With Tourism

Poll finds Hawaii no longer happiest

State's bonds sale exceeds expectations by $188 million

SB: Pressure on Gov. Lingle to OK rail is premature

Lingle: Focus on the quality of education

HECO commits to buying clean energy

Hawaii State Auditor: Director of the Department of Business and Economic Development Director Should Be Fired

Dead Ducks: Animal-protection bills draw support

Protesters rally for ‘strongest prosecutor’: Reason for termination hasn’t been provided

Kauai: Burial plan No. 16 rejected

Global Cooling: There's snow in every state except Hawaii

Slain baby's mom pleads not guilty in robbery

1MW Ray gun blows missile out of sky

Cyclone slams American Samoa with 100 mph winds

Malulani Hospital offers Maui an alternative to MMMC’s “downward trajectory”

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

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Friday, February 12, 2010
February 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 8317 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 :: 5945 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 :: 4537 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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Sunday, February 07, 2010
February 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 PM :: 7374 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 :: 4821 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 :: 6026 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 :: 6212 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 :: 5968 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 :: 6794 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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Saturday, January 30, 2010
January 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 PM :: 4259 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hold” placed on Akaka Bill in Senate could effectively prevent passage

House Tables Civil Union Bill Indefinitely

Couple helped ignite debate: They sparked struggle for civil rights (sic) in Isles, but never saw it happen

Re-inventing Government: Five key reforms to save money (Commission backs constitutional amendment to dump BoE) 

Lawmakers Consider Casino Gaming in Waikiki (to feed the corporatist State)

Most crime in Hawaii linked to drugs, says law agency official

State audit of DBEDT critcizes use of private funds for overseas trade missions

ADV: City must pass bills on tents, carts in parks

SB: L.A.'s medical marijuana troubles hold lessons

Committee Kills Bill To Hike Soda Tax (didn’t tax enough drinks)

School board's Cochran (HSTA flunkey) to run for Maui County Council (rat jumps sinking ship)

MCC to become 4-year Maui College

State Boots Student Display From Capitol  (gay ‘families’ remain)

Senators To Vote On Kubo Nomination Next Week

Omidyar-backed sustainable-ag group takes over Maui's Kapalua Farms

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Friday, January 29, 2010
January 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 PM :: 5734 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 :: 6743 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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Sunday, January 24, 2010
January 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 AM :: 5452 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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Saturday, January 23, 2010
January 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:57 AM :: 4325 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB: State Senate passes civil unions bill

Maui News: Lawmakers say stage set for passage

Gabbard gets court order against activist

Chief reassures public, says Waialae-Kahala beatings 'not a random act'  (no, it is a predictable consequence of soft-on-crime policies)

Tough year tests resolve to hit priorities

Political winds bode ill for future of Akaka Bill  (1820, 2010 Massachusetts saves Hawaii again)

Blocked on $250M money grab, OHA goes for $200M

GOP seeks to mandate 180 school days a year

Local Bloggers perk up on Djou campaign

Panel's ruling on Lāna'i water issue questioned

Central Oahu subdivision would create 5,000 homes

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Friday, January 22, 2010
January 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 AM :: 5464 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 :: 5375 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 :: 5467 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 :: 7419 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 :: 4660 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 :: 5254 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 :: 5299 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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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
January 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 10940 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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Sunday, January 10, 2010
January 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 5866 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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Friday, January 08, 2010
January 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 AM :: 9402 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Senate Expect To Pass Civil Unions Bill: Opponents, Supporters Prepare To Rally On Issue

BOE chair Toguchi rejects calls for his resignation (another unaccountable board at work)

Rail may outpace funding by $322M

UH faculty union seeks injunction to halt pay cuts

Resist the urge to dismantle elections panel (another unaccountable board at work)

Housing authority chooses new leader  (another unaccountable board at work)

Top Ten Most Outrageous Findings from the 2009 DOE Procurement Audit

Hawaii House Leader Criticizing Governor on Budget Plans, But Doesn't Offer His Own Solutions

Telescope EIS faces delays

County portion of Ka Loko settlement coming?

DOH cuts Kaua‘i positions

Smuggled-in fireworks expose security flaw

Democrat Lawyer announces candidacy for Djou's City Council seat

Clinton to meet with Japanese foreign minister while in Hawaii

Governor nominates DCCA Dir Reifurth to Intermediate Court of Appeals

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Thursday, January 07, 2010
January 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 7130 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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Friday, January 01, 2010
January 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 PM :: 8935 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 :: 5088 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 :: 9059 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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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
December 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:20 PM :: 6097 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle: HSTA/DoE furlough plan "not credible"

Pelosi enjoys privacy at Hualalai after Palin is hounded off Maui

Visitor arrivals drop 1.4%, spending down 2.2%

University of Hawaii will reduce faculty pay by 6.7 percent

County officials who rely on TAT funds likely to fight to keep share 

Time to Contact Gov. Linda Lingle with Your Thoughts About Oahu's Multi-Billion Dollar Rail Project

Maui News Polls Obamacare

HTH: "Good riddance to 2009, a lost year."  (Obamanomics: Year One)

Proposed changes to state fishing rules spur protests  (no PASH rights here, eh?)

Continuing the quest for affordable, sustainable housing

Business leader has green on his mind (after child is brainwashed, he becomes trash picker, police spy for the regime)

Maui Land counting on its shareholders

Kauai: Council committee to vet solid waste management plan

ADV: Tighter controls needed for travel safety

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Sunday, December 27, 2009
December 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 6522 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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Saturday, December 26, 2009
December 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:59 AM :: 8484 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Jumped by passengers while lighting fuse: Islamist fails to blow up Detroit-bound flight Christmas Day

Rep. Mazie Hirono on Obamacare: ‘We’re not there yet’

Chief of Hawaii Health Systems retiring (Inspiration for Obamacare)

SB: Compromise critical in Maui water dispute (OHA Water grab)

Isle bankruptcies highest in 4 years

Access to computers gives homeless hope to stay on street (The Homelessness Industry at work) 

$500,000 warrant issued in drunken-driving case (extradited from NV, then allowed to fly back?)

Lanakila senior center in Kalihi needs donations to stay open

Obamas visit troops at Hawaii base's Christmas chow-down

Sermon at Ancient Christian Site Highlights Christmas for the 130th Engineer Brigade

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Friday, December 25, 2009
December 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:41 PM :: 7424 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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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
December 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 AM :: 5915 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 :: 6624 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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Saturday, December 19, 2009
December 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 AM :: 5619 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Governor reaffirms opposition to new version Akaka Bill

Burris: Akaka Bill mystery

ADV Watson decides to become OHA flack for Akaka Bill

Hawaii Public Student Enrollment Projected to Plummet

Case again considers run for Senate--claims Dems forgive him calling Akaka a feeble-minded fringe leftist

Shapiro: Inouye's a lock, but his coattails are not (Must Read)

Fear of failure: Hanabusa to block funding for Special Election?

Hawaii jobless dips to 7%, but real growth not likely till '11

Hawaiian Air, pilots agree to 5-year deal

Maui: Petition circulating to save Hawaii’s school bus system

Honolulu Symphony files for bankruptcy, plans to downsize

Unescorted travel request denied for murderous lunatic

Presidential visit disrupting tour chopper service

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Friday, December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:46 AM :: 7850 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 :: 6784 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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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
December 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 AM :: 7179 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Akaka Bill Hearings under way: Proposed changes came from Akaka's office, CNHA

ADV: Hawaii governor opposes Akaka bill revisions (Abercrombie: Bennett's "concerns are real") 

SB: Lingle fights Akaka Bill changes

Live Webcast: House Natural Resources Committee hearings on the Akaka Bill

Zogby: Majority of Hawaii voters against Akaka Bill

SHOCK: Lingle, Bennett denounce new version Akaka Bill (full text)

Did Inouye Lie? National Review confirms "Akaka Bill Sneak Attack" claim

House Republicans call for Akaka Bill to be removed from Markup

Inouye denies planning "Akaka Bill Sneak Attack"

Djou's chances improve: GOP Says Aloha to Hawaii Special Election

SB: Salvage the special election

Lingle to work with teachers to keep planning days

Hawaii lawmakers want education money released

Downturn hit Kamehameha Schools with $2.2 billion loss

Petition to save Hawaii school bus service from ending

Oahu tax assessments fall 6.7 percent

Hawaii B&B bill appears doomed

Mail-order prescriptions hard on local businesses

US to drill Iranian attack scenario in Pacific

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Sunday, December 13, 2009
December 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 5038 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 :: 7181 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 :: 5144 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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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
December 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 PM :: 4765 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislative leaders want teachers to back the governor's proposal before lawmakers return

ADV: Government must improve fiscal efficiency

Ariyoshi: "We can no longer rely upon the growth of tourism"

First Wind offers plan for second Maui site

Manpower: Only 6% of Honolulu employers to hire in Q1  (and this is the good news)

Study says rail will increase pollution

New chief says officers might have to fill in for furloughed employees

Hawaii nonprofits reeling from cuts as they slash staff, services

UH Students protest budget cuts

Draft report for water strategies in Central Maui to be discussed (OHA water grab)

Renaming Hawaii beach park for Obama not a slam dunk idea  (Cult of personality rejected by public)

4 routes identified for undersea cable

Affordable-rental $2886/mo project gets a lift

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Sunday, December 06, 2009
December 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:16 AM :: 5242 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 :: 5687 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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Saturday, November 28, 2009
November 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 AM :: 5747 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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Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT