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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
February 23, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 6247 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle closed $3B budget gap without raising taxes

Djou: Hawaii Politicians Detached From Reality

Gallup: At 65.9%, Hawaii Still Most Approving of Obama; among slowest to decline

Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they voted Feb 22

HB1545 to be heard today: Hawaii Legislators’ frozen bread bill

SA: What happened to Austerity?

MISSING THE REALITY?

Abercrombie's new budget and taxes questioned

Bill on civil unions to be signed today, Oshiro too busy to get hitched to boyfriend

Oahu Democrat leader pushing for $840M in sex tourism for Hawaii

Construction months away despite groundbreaking

Hanabusa, Akaka: “There will be overruns”

Clayton Hee playing games with Abercrombie appointees

Gov's refusal to release list risks Judiciary's transparency, revert to Broken Trust days

2012? New Mufi web site looks a lot like a campaign

Telescope coming down to a vote

Final vote pending on appointed school board

HSTA still sabotaging RTTT

44 Sports programs receive support from SOS

HGEA suddenly “finds” coqui as Legislature debates tax hike to fund inspectors

Legislature approves $1M for governor's office

Even with Free Land, 'Affordable Housing' Fails due to lack of creditworthy applicants

Not BioFools: 'Our people don't want to be slapped in the face again and left with the opala'

Duh: Kenoi’s Redistricting picks didn't live in the right districts

ACLU’s Top Doper: It’s Time to Fix Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Law

Lawmakers take extra time crafting animal cruelty bills

Tops in Torts: New Hawaii Based Online Mesothelioma Knowledge Center Launches

PBS Hawaii Presents ‘A Conversation with America’s Misanthropic Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin’

Sailors slain by Somali pirates had ties to Maui

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
February 22, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 PM :: 8078 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Budget: Facing massive deficit, Abercrombie hikes spending $728.6M

Gallup: Over 10% of Hawaii voters abandon Democratic Party, exodus among greatest in US

Freedom? SB218 would force all Hospitals to provide Abortion Pill

Hawaii Lost Fewer Manufacturing Jobs Over Past Year

 

Abercrombie Budget rejects UHERO, uses $844M deficit figure, not $700M

Governor's budget proposal calls for increased spending

Pet Projects will soak up $98.3M in new spending

Wasteful Flip-Flop: Abercrombie wants to close newly opened school convert into Prison

Democrat Advertiser fearful of Lingle’s call for inclusiveness

Incompetent Democrat Angus McKelvey losing hose to Foreclosure

North-South traffic lanes closed for rail groundbreaking event

IMG Chairman Cautions Clients on Federal Funding Availability for Rail

State Still Trying to Raid City's Rail Coffers

More Federal Funds?  That’s Schatz’ job now, says Abercrombie

Kalapa: Tax credits, stimulus magnify boom-bust cycle

Honolulu Mayor Lacks Key Overtime Info For Budget

Republicans honor former senator, author for service

Student news network debuts this week

SA: Make DoE into giant Fat Farm

NLRB upholds decision against Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obamacare Preview: HHCP employees’ paychecks bouncing

Expert: $5 gas in Hawaii not unreasonable to expect

Sustainability vs. Environmentalism: Why It’s, Sadly, Not The Same Thing

'Questionable' Maui charity heads for Nashville

Disney Aulani to open August 29

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Monday, February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:31 AM :: 6165 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie: GE Tax hike will be People's Will

People’s Pulse: 68% oppose GE Tax hike

Abercrombie doesn’t want to hear from you about Civil Unions—but he will have to anyway

Hanabusa’s new Chief of Staff helped hide “kooky” Congressman’s mental illness

City does not have clearance to build rail line 

CB: Road Paved for Raising the GET?

Legislators get mixed messages about spending cuts and raising taxes

Bob Jones: Dan Akaka should resign, let Abercrombie name replacement

Alcohol, Tobacco and now sugar?  State becomes business partner to merchants of death

DANGER: Barrel Tax Bills still alive

Surge in elder abuse prompts more investigation, awareness

Louie’s malpractice and personal injury firm salutes appointment at Attorney General

'Trafficking' bill needs clarity

City to close last homeless Tent City on Beach

Green energy scammers, monopolists come together as anti-Superferry Protester takes control of PUC

Enviro $hake down artists laugh at their ability to get away with almost anything in Hawaii courts

Kitchen's closing steams tiny firms (bureaucrats run wild crushing small businesses)

HECO Palm Oil Steam Boiler is first (and prolly last) on Earth

Hawaii County Redistricting: 3 of Kenoi's picks gave to campaign

About Face! program works, so it is being cut

DoE fails again: Only two schools comply with nutritional guidelines 

4000 endangered Hawaiian Petrels found on Lanai 

Al-Jazeera thrilled by last year’s idea of State-owned Bank for Hawaii

Legislators passion for politics began at young age

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
February 16, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 7331 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Radcliffe: The game is up, I told you and you are not ready

Not Dead Yet: Different version of Soda Tax to be heard Wednesday

Health Dir. Fired 2 Before He Resigned, hints at defamation suit

Final Hawaii vote on civil unions delayed

Lesbian Judge and Civil Unions to be voted in atheist Senate today

Rail Financial Plan: “Very little capacity to absorb cost increases or funding shortfalls”

Carlisle $8000/plate fundraiser, Splits with Cayetano

Businesses leery of alcohol tax hike

ILind: Radcliffe’s UHPA Pitch designed to push Gambling

SA vs ACT 221 Scammers: Movie employment drops after States enact Tax Credits

Act 221 Scammers oppose Gambling

HMSA and state hospitals reach agreement on rates

Bills to Abolish Aloha Tower Development Corp. Advancing in Legislature

ABERCROMBIE’S SINKING SHIP

Lawyer Alston blames Lingle for Abercrombie’s mess

Global Cooling drives spike in Hawaii Tourism

Kalihi kids deserve good public schools, too

SA publishes more nonsense about plastic bags

Kauai to hold anti-doper rally

Hilo: Ten applicants for each job opening at Safeway

Honolulu City Council to Take Up B&B Law Again

Power-purchase contract OK'd for First Wind expansion

Rep Marilyn Lee blocked attempt to include law making Human Trafficking a Crime in Hawaii

Lender Files Foreclosure Suit Against Unity House over Waikiki Hotel

Pasha Hawaii to Build Second Vessel

Senators kill bill banning toy gun sales to kids

DJ Progresso In The House

Chinese strategists think of Hawaii as an appendage of Asia

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
February 15, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:09 PM :: 6204 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Assisted suicide: Death as a Salesman

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How they voted Feb 7-14

VIDEO: House GOP Floor Speeches Feb 11-14

Obama’s 2012 Budget: Taxes, taxes, and more taxes—and more spending too

Abercrombie: Raising GE Tax may not be enough – Everybody’s taxes will go sky high

Billionaires seek handout: Studio Construction Pitch Shows Star Power

Labor’s Fears Confirmed: Abercrombie is Cayetano

Washington Examiner: In Hawaii, a dispiriting glimpse of one-party rule

Gov.'s 60-40 Healthcare Split Moves Forward

First Grader outsmarts BoE on School Closures: “What is more important to you -- the children or Hawaii, education, or making an office for the Democrats?"

Closing schools to create office space for DoE bureaucrats

Civil unions on the brink of approval

SA: All couples deserve equality

Hawaii Lesbians demanding children, marriage

Soda Tax Dies; Alcohol Tax Hike Still Alive

Humane? Alexander, Brower push for Tent City as tweekers, crack-heads arrive from Mainland

Clayton Hee’s wife joins Greenwood Mafia at UH

Arizona private prison oversight bills die

Obama’s SBA pushes back against Inouye’s OHA Profiteers

Senator asks for hearings on Hawaii, Alaska Native American Contracting preferences

Inouye proposes more Pork as Obesity solution

Am Samoa Cancer Patients no longer referred off-island

Obama’s D.O.A. Budget includes $250M for Honolulu Rail

Hawaii State ERS Underfunded by $7 Billion

Second Worst of last 7 years: Hawaii hotel room revenue grows 8.7 percent

Religious Leftists organize Foreclosure Agit-Prop show at Bank of America office

Import-Export UHM style

Lifetime goes nuts with Roseanne Barr: Half-hour reality show to follow comedian on her farm

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Monday, February 14, 2011
February 14, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 PM :: 12267 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

Pensions, Rail, Earmarks: Abercrombie and Obama wage war on Inouye

Gaming Lobbyist describes much deeper involvement in selecting Abercrombie Cabinet

A State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii?

Wolfson: Push past civil union to gay marriage

Report: Lottery remains a poor bet for education funding

Human Trafficking Bills to be Heard Tuesday

Farmers send two tons of Kona Coffee to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Petition drive to stop Mauna Kea Sheep Slaughter

West Maui Taxpayers Association to hold Annual Meeting

Supreme Court to hear Case: Do elected officials with Conflict of Interest have a right to vote?

Radcliffe: Raising GE Tax Will Happen

Kalapa: Leave The Excuses On The Table And Just Call It A Money Grab

Can Hawaii Pensioners help out Bill Clinton’s Billionaire Movie Moguls?

A good deal: A U.S.-Korea free trade pact would promote prosperity and regional stability

SA Raiding Party: Special funds, justify yourselves

Raid on Highway Funds becomes excuse for Weight Tax Hike

Meet the lawyer who will cash in on State-mandated Foreclosure Mediation

Today 3PM: BoE to hold hearing on Lilioukalani, Puuhale and Kalihi closures

Cronies to cash in as DoE becomes Land Developer 

Phony Rail Groundbreaking: “All you need are a few politicians and a shovel"

PBN: Lawmakers should keep gaming out of Hawaii

Perry and Price talk Gambling

Hawaii lawmakers consider back-to-school tax holiday

Maui Considers Waste-to-Energy

KIUC Election: KCC to host Candidate Forum

UH Ignores requirement to buy Local Ag Produce

Luddites Crushed as Anti-GMO bills go down in flames

Hawaii ranks #2 in Homelessness

Former Prison Inmate Wins $83,000 Settlement

Isle prisons become key source of labor

Brown U, Kohala Ctr team up to provide Advanced Brainwashing

Why Are Islanders The Fattest People?

Losers: Clinton, Obama point fingers at each other over Failure in Egypt

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Sunday, February 13, 2011
February 13, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 7749 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections to be Cancelled?

New Study on Bag Taxes: Economically Destructive, Job-killing

Hawaii Renewable Energy Mandates driving Utility Bills sky high?

Fighting Meth With Miles around Oahu

VIDEO: Nerf Gun Means Jail for Seven Year Old

Tricky Aila to Fickle Hawaiians: “I'm not William Aila now, I'm the chair.”

Elementary kids most expelled over fake guns (and this is being used as an argument FOR a toy gun ban)

Raid on Tobacco Settlement Funds: State finalizing partnership with Tobacco Industry?

KGI: Hawai‘i should set shield law in stone

HB385: Card-check legislation back on the agenda

Reapportionment: Democrats talk up shifting House seats to Democrat Areas

DHHL gives lease to man waiting 44 years, Abercrombie fails math test

Fixing the foreclosure 'mess'

Death Lobby Regroups with schemes to impose suicide

More workers freed from domination of Old Boy Companies and their Unions

Bag Tax: Pair of measures would mean fees for disposable bags

Excellent News! NIMBYism obstructs Hawaii’s move to wind power

Kamehameha Schools planning wind farm in Haleiwa

Columnist takes anti-Telescope Shakedown Scammers at their word 

Tom Berg: Honolulu Council Members Should Not Demand Apology from Rush Limbaugh

Judd: I pardoned Massie under Democrats' threat of Martial Law

Hawaii war hero remembered

Years of toil led to freedom for innocent man

Alaska and Hawaii subsidized flights 'may' continue after 2013

Saddle Road project receives prestigious award

Protest against Desmond Tutu set for Honolulu Psychiatrists meeting

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Friday, February 11, 2011
February 11, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 PM :: 6613 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SB 232 Civil Unions to be voted in House Friday

38.9%: Hawaii has most deviant Legislative Districts in Nation

Hawaii 2010 Election: Democrats outraised Republicans $13M to $3M

UPDATE: Freedomnomics Author John Lott to Speak in Honolulu

Transparency: Regents Candidate Advisory Council Names Finalists for UH Board of Regents

ACT 221 Scammers rejoice: Bill Clinton tells Hawaii legislators to fork over your tax dollars to his Movie Studios

City Schedules Feb. 22 Groundbreaking for Rail Transit Project

Rail: Is Mica Really good for $1.85B?

Deferred, but not dead: Illegal, Unconstitutional Bill seeks seizure of special funds

Brewbaker: Hawaii budget problems would be solved if State could just stop growing budget

Hawaii offshore gambling approved by committee

Key Akaka Tribe Opponent will not seek reelection in 2012 (Who will save Hawaii from the Akaka Tribe in 2013?)

Inouye requests Indian Affairs Hearing to attack media coverage of Native Hawaiian federal contracting preferences

 

 

Panel grills school's board: Myron B. Thompson Academy officials pledge to fix past errors

Physicians Seek Legislative Rx for Torts, Growing Doctor Shortage

Hawaii House approves moratorium on foreclosures

UH Cancer Center: Stimulus funds help trial lawyers win Mesothelioma Cases

Tweet in Hawaii and Be Sued

Text and Be leaked

Hawaii needs nonpartisan budget office to estimate how much new laws would cost us

Alaska Looks into Hawaii’s Future: “Time to grow up”

Rep. Mazie Hirono Appointed to Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Lawyer: Nader v Hawaii Case will rewrite First Amendment Election Law

Puna Geothermal Venture to sell Additional 8MW of Dispatchable Geothermal Power without tying to price of oil

Green Energy Cult keeps poor freezing at Mayor Wright

Henry Curtis: Proposed Big Wind Monopoly in Hawaii Should Be Opposed

US Energy Dep’t Proposes Offshore Wind Farms for Hawaii

Hawaii "Invasive" Species List Could Grow to Include Any Inconvenient Animal

IS TAXING OUR VETERANS THE BEST WAY TO HONOR THEM? 

 

AP Scores: Hawaii DoE keep state way below average

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011
February 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 7326 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Transcript: Greta Van Susteren, Tucker Carlson on Hawaii Toy Gun Ban

The transsexual agenda for Hawaii schools

Homeless tent cities: Seattle’s decade-long nightmare coming to Honolulu?

First Morita, now Hooser: Abercrombie appoints another anti-Superferry protester

Sen. Gary Hooser campaign website linked to Holocaust deniers

Rep Pine introduces 18 bills

Fifteen Election-related Bills awaiting consideration

Abercrombie Admin. Blacklist: “It’s a SECURITY ISSUE to invite some media like eTN to a media conference”

Both sides Agree: Civil Unions will lead to Gay Marriage

House Labor Ctte begins considering Pension Reform

Governor names AFL-CIO VP as State’s Chief Labor Negotiator

Cayetano: Cost Overruns for Rail Systems Average 40 Percent

Ex-Director: Charter Schools Need Reform

SA debunks doper lie: Legalizing Marijuana will not empty prisons  

The Wages of Welfare: $17.50 an hour

Homeless Tent City: Hawaii County grovels before Sovereignty Activist/convicted  murderer, could lose $2.5M Federal Grant

Homeless Tent City in Aala Park “intolerable”

Homeless Man Names Every Nation Alphabetically

Global Horizon Founder Disputes Trafficking Charges

Desperate, Deserted and Destitute, Thai Laborers Tell Their Stories About Their Journey to America

Case not made on secrecy of judicial selection process

Public Access at the Legislature: Equal for All?

Surf Nazis: North Shore 'enforcer' found not guilty of assault

Isle leaders don't have even a prayer to calm media riot 

Things that make you go hmmmm...WHERE ARE OUR PRIORITIES? 

Hawaii May Buy Into the Plastic Bag Ban Trend

Comment period for wind farm reopened

More than 3,000 bills introduced at Legislature

Censorship: Legislation holding publishers liable for trespassing accidents passes committee 

Honolulu City Council Establishes Working Committee on Humor Review (satire)

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Sunday, February 06, 2011
February 6, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 5726 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: 100th Birthday of Ronald Reagan

Djou: Hawaii bets on Machine Politics for the 21st Century

Harvard Study explains how Inouye’s pork kills business

KTA, Safeway, Walgreens: Excessive Amounts of Lead Found in Reusable Grocery Bags

Sen Schumer Demands Investigation: Reusable Bags Contain Harmful Chemicals and Harbor Bacteria

Hawaii's Governor Manipulates Birthers

Tea Party Revival author Leland Baker to speak at Maui Event

Freedomnomics Author John Lott to Speak in Honolulu

Inouye’s Democrat Borreca: Obama is stupid, opportunistic

Abercrombie: Retirees do not ‘make positive contributions in our community’

Abercrombie pushes for $200M raid on Rail Funds

SA Stepping up in lean times (except for Gov’t unions)

SA Pushes Lottery to feed HGEA

State opens de-facto Homeless Tent City at Kakaako Park

Opposition ‘very troubled’ by ‘big wind’ planned for Lanai  (Corporatist ILWU left flapping in the wind)

State must save, not end, open-ocean fish farming

UPW Legislators demand Big Island School, Nature Preserve be converted to State Prison

School to put it all online: Kapolei Middle kids will be able to learn from home next year (DoE embraces Homeschooling?)

Read Aloud Program is a proud product of Hawaii

Space centers need cash to stay aloft

33 cameras sit idle as Hawaii County government tries to figure out how to plug them in 

Nonprofits given funds should report to public

Cold water plagues Mayor Wright residents

Maui enviros cheer Obama’s Misanthropic Poet Laureate

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Monday, January 31, 2011
January 31, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:46 AM :: 5748 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Four assisted suicide bills introduced to Hawaii Legislature

SB711: Luddites attack Hawaii GE aquaculture

Transparency in judicial selection procedures increasingly common on the mainland

Cayetano group renewing attack on Rail?

Doing the job DoE won’t: Kamehameha now spending $102M on educational outreach programs

SA: DoE Failing?  Its Bush’s Fault

Myron B Thompson Nepotism leads to Probation

DoE not seeking ways to cool classrooms

Gay Atheist Victory Lap around Hawaii?—No, just getting warmed up

On cue from Atheists, Osorio revises Hawaii’s Christian History

State seeks input on wind energy plan

Funds elude Kakaako: “Not much revenue generation”

Hawaiian Electric Powers Up First Utility-Scale Biofuel Generator

Laundered money from drugs that go through Hawaii helps keep Burma's junta in power

First chartered flight arrives with high-spending China visitors

Mass Psychosis hits Big Island: 200 call Humane Society to complain about stuffed pig

Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt

Supreme Court reversals deliver a dressing-down to the inferior judges of the liberal 9th Circuit

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Sunday, January 30, 2011
January 30, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:15 PM :: 5883 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Rep Michele Bachmann to speak on Oahu, Maui

Borreca: Abercrombie has gone back to the dark days

Pension-tax plan pilloried: Elders are reportedly "adamant" about opposing the proposal

SA: Cayetano-era legislators cut pension contributions to give State employees  a pay hike

Next Stop: Rail transit authority: A powerful new 10-member panel to oversee and operate rail will be determined by July

Self Dealing Board members under fire at financial institution that serves county and state workers

DoE ignores BoE, raises lunch  prices

Drawing the line: Ford proposes law to make redistricting more fair opportune

Army responding to public concerns agitators whining about training on Big Island

Goat eradication postponed after Abercrombie’s Out of Control DoFAW becomes argumentative

Kenoi's State of the County address praised, even if light on budget details

New Moody's Rules Make Hawaii The Worst State In The Nation

Timeshare taxes: Hawaii tourism “on the brink of chaos”

New attendance boundaries may keep small schools open

Bills seek to destroy Hawaii aquarium industry

Under new direction: New Honolulu Academy of Arts Director Stephan Jost knows how to guide museums toward success

SB13: Hawaii Bill Would Make Humanely Trapping Cats a Crime

Food Security, Sustainable Energy, Native Hawaiian Culture: top priorities of the 2011 Environmental Legislative Network

Bungled Food Recall Hurting Local Businesses: One Company Losing 'Thousands' Since Being Placed On Recall List by incompetent DoH

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Friday, January 28, 2011
January 28, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 PM :: 7644 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

The Real State of the State: An Uncensored Look at the Fiscal Challenges Facing Hawaii

Carnegie Institution Study: Genocide reduces global warming

House GOP Caucus introducing transparency bills

Hawaii Senate takes up civil unions

Hawaii's debt burden highest in the nation

Pro Bowl At Risk: Abercrombie, medical waste, Aloha Stadium work

Pension Tax “could be biggest anti-incumbent bill of the year”

No Pain for HGEA: Hawaii's Kauai mayor ends county worker furloughs

Budget fight will keep lobbyists splashing out mega bucks

The tourism agency's new goals speak to lower expectations and slower recovery

Retirement, Pension key issues as 800 Hawaiian Electric Employees Prepare For Strike

Sen. Baker files bill to remake PUC because it is not supportive enough of Young Bros monopoly

State again considers ban on plastic bags

Feedback sought on Big Wind project

Women’s Caucus Targets Sex Crimes, Healthcare, Domestic Abuse

Akaka gets no respect

Abercrombie is all foot-in-mouth on Obama birth

OIP opinion appears to require disclosure of nominee names after selection is made

Medicare Cuts strangle Local Home Health Provider

It begins: Abercrombie unleashing 82 felons on Hawaii

Our Glorious State prisons: State Pays $149,500 Over Injured Inmate

Mainland dopers thrilled at Hawaii’s possibilities

Hawaii Governor Appoints Out Lesbian To State's Supreme Court

Big Island Lesbian gets 10 years for molesting girls

Whiner whines about being called on it

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Monday, January 24, 2011
January 24, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 4763 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Truth in Accounting: Hawaii hiding an additional $11.9B in debt

Transparency? Abercrombie administration brings secrecy back to Capitol

On second try, Abercrombie makes birtherism mainstream

Abercrombie delivering first State of the State

Akaka Bill Fails, Lobbyists Collect $3.2M from OHA

Shapiro finally notices that MRC Greenwood is a money grubber

Hawaii Deserves Better Than Industrial Wind Power from 'Big Wind'

Green Energy: Appearances can be Deceiving, rate hikes become easier

Mikulina unwittingly describes How Hawaiian Electric will go bankrupt

Chamber of Commerce: Hawaii will lose $10B/year if military cannot train

Hawaii governor makes Obama birth controversy worse

Brazil Times: Abercrombie stars in Fractured Fairytales

Maui Man Faces Sentencing in China Military Secrets Case

DNA test frees rape suspect

Audit finds lack of accountability in city grants

Trash accumulates with landfill closed

Green Police State: The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Investigators looking into the cause of another shark tour boat fire

AtomicMonkey is back

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Thursday, January 20, 2011
January 20, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 5986 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Governor Babblecrombie does it again: Open mouth, insert birther

Full Text: House Minority Leader Opening Day Address

No Fiscal Notes: Hawaii Legislators shopping without price tags

Hanabusa admits failure to get Appropriations Committee seat

Governor Seeking Applicants to Board of Education

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Hawaii Law still needs Significant Improvement

Abercrombie appoints Georgette Jordan HD 45 Representative

Hawaii Senate delays plan to ban chamber prayer

Our Magnificent DoE: Teacher arrested for “unlawful imprisonment” after allegedly tying child to toilet

Former DOE secretary arrested for forgery, theft

Prisoners jump the line

Redistricting was part of Settlement with Calvin Say

House Dissidents Humbled: Gay atheist Civil Beat mentions assassination, Civil War

Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Says No Emergency Funding Needed

Lingle Workers Fired From Hawaiian Home Lands Department

Telemarketing Fraudster among top Carlisle Donors

Inouye Wants an Office at City Hall to shepherd Rail

Hanabusa appointed to armed services and natural resources committees

Loophole Limits Disclosure of Lawmakers' Income

Hawaii scores #5 in Gay/Atheist tolerance

Big Isle Councilman Recovers From Heart Attack

Residents to Army: NO -- Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans

Breakdown causes propane shortage

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
January 19, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 9002 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

Full Text: Sen. Sam Slom Opening Day Address

House Republican caucus announces Legislative Package

House Republican Caucus announces Committee Assignments

Fiscal Notes and Economic Impact Statements for Hawaii Legislation?

Prisons May Release Up To 1,000 Offenders

House Leadership Fight Could Spill Into Opening Day

Leadership void persists

Feds Clear Way For Transit Construction

Politico: Hanabusa suddenly doesn’t want to bend rules to dictate policy

Debate might hold up switch to appointed BOE

DANGER: Legislature in Session

Former city supervisor gets jail time for stealing nearly $20K in taxpayer money to inflate pension

Publisher: Nobody wants to share Civil Beat

FCC OKs local airing of satellite radio

MMMC poised to be among state’s largest heart programs

Disney Looking To Hire 1,200 For Aulani Resort In Koolina

Hawaii Democrats say world will end if Obamacare repealed

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Sunday, January 16, 2011
January 16, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:59 PM :: 10778 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

March for Life planned for Honolulu, Hilo

Prayer: Will Hawaii Senators surrender to ACLU?

Abercrombie, Legislators scheme to divert capital improvement money to General Fund

Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case

Tucson Shooting: Progressive activist who blamed Palin flips out, held for psychiatric evaluation

Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare

Atheist praises Nestor Garcia for replacing pastors and rabbis with secular Demi-Gods

NCTQ: Only the Legislature can stop HSTA from sabotaging RTTT

Civil unions and budget top Hawaii Democrats' list

Vituperative Abercrombie suddenly quiet on state’s budget mess

Borreca: Inouye got three fireplaces, he will get us our pork

Geothermal: Act 221 scammers and Sovereignty Perfessers team up to line OHA’s pockets

Sierra Club, OHA’s NHLC team up to stop DHHL from building houses for Hawaiians

Serving the Corporatist State: “Radical” Aila overules Oahu Burial Council

Video: Canonization for Hawaii’s Mother Marianne Cope

Free VA Workshop for Nonprofits to Benefit from Two Federal Grant Programs Aimed at Ending Veteran Homelessness

Attorney General's office works through budget problems

Mortgage fraud boosts isle foreclosures

Paper bags proliferate as tree huggers become tree choppers

Piles Of Medical Waste Continue To Wash Onshore

Honolulu Pacifists, Maoists team to recruit kids to : “F*** the USA”

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Saturday, January 15, 2011
January 15, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 5016 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case

Goodwin Liu to rule over Hawaii? Obama’s Most Radical Judicial Nominee re-nominated for 2011

Tax hikes? Gambling? Defeated bills from 2010 session may reappear in 2011

Reince Priebus elected Republican National Committee Chair

State's RNC members sided with new GOP chairman

 

Hannemann says he won’t challenge Akaka in 2012

Arakawa sticks to open-door office pledge

State labor contracts making it hard for county to balance budget

Gambling Opponents, Supporters Lining Up for Start of Hawaii Legislature

Mercado Kim suggests Abercrombie Administration filled with inexperienced incompetents

Tokuda pushes for direct Gubernatorial appointments to BoE

Say rejects power grab by Dissident HGEA operatives

Legislature: Safer to be feared than Loved

City of Honolulu: Tax Charities to feed HGEA

Atheist County: Councilmembers “Impressed” by Atheists research on taxing charities

Atheist State: Some Senators question Atheist Control over Invocations

Kim still looking for a DoT scandal

Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Anti-First Amendment and Second Amendment Agenda Exposed in Opeds on Arizona Shooting

Hawaii Not Flagging Mentally Ill in Gun Background Check System

Catastrophic decline in carbon dioxide

Hawaii foreclosures hit new high in ’10—2% of all homes

Foreign investors must report ag land holdings

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Friday, January 14, 2011
January 14, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 9286 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

650% return on Inouye: $1.9M in contributions, $1.25B in earmarks

Instant Runoff? Low-income voters struggle with ranked-choice voting

Flashback: Obama defends Christian Invocation at Inaugural

Michael Steele drops out of race for Republican Party chairman, endorses Cino

 

$1.7B Short?  City and state clam up on rail

Local Reporters “genuflected and basked in the aura” of Dan Inouye

Inouye warns House Democrats to resolve dispute

INOUYE FLASHBACK Dec 2006: Heads on Stakes, Blood on the floor

Republicans give Say leverage against Dissidents

HGEA operatives Claim no more workers can be cut

Mainland Gays excited by Hawaii civil unions

Pray to Prey?  Invocation offered for success of Akaka Bill

Cayetano Officials Re-Unite Under Abercrombie

Talent goes where it is appreciated:  Koller chosen to head South Carolina Social Services 

Incarceration not Education: Abercrombie Admin may close Kulani Challenge Academy and reconvert to prison

School keeps principal's kin as personnel

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: Aila continues Theilen’s DLNR Rules changes

Micro-Minority: Only 3.5% of workers are dopers—1% on meth

Sale of American Savings Bank not a slam dunk

Squabbling Tax Credit Beneficiaries continue war

Some not surprised that shark tour boat burned: Arson aboard a vessel was bound to happen, says a member of a surfing organization

Another Maui Ponzi Scheme? True Wealth Group Mortgage Scammers continue to implode

5,226 Acres of Big Isle Koa Forest May Be Sold in Bankruptcy

Drug Dealers with Gun roam KS Campus

Micronesia could be the 51st state

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 8872 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

Anti-gay religious cult tied to torture seeks Charter conversion of Mokapu Elementary

“More Federal Funds?” S&P, Moody's AGAIN Warn On U.S. Credit Rating

End run around law: Rail to raid $300M from City General Fund

SA: DoE is cutting Excellence to preserve mediocrity

The Chaos Begins: Sierra Club wins right to attack Hawaiian Homelands leasing, finances in Court

Say, Luke: Negotiations about negotiations….

Michael Medved: Hawaii Senate 'Insane' to Ban Invocation

Shapiro: Church-State concerns target Christianity, rather than religion in general

Kamehameha Parents fear retaliation more than lunatic with guns

Prison Probe Of Suicide Finds Guards Falsified Records, Neglected Bed Checks

SA: Big Island prosecutor to retire after 19 years

UH Seeks Extra $170M as Stimulus, furlough end approach

Kokubun puts Barrel Tax back on the Agenda

Kenoi: 'We now have a county government we cannot afford' (So he asks for $35M more)

Judicial Selection Commission meets to consider Supreme Court Nominees

Walter Ritte opposes wind on Molokai

A 25-Year Legal Odyssey for Dictator's Victims

State names interim energy administrator

Oahu loads up with guns: Gun deaths are among the lowest in the U.S., but ownership is growing

Rat Lungworm Disease Anyone? Enviro Cult renews raw foods hype

Army ends live-fire training at Makua

Lack of REAL ID could shut Hawaii residents out of air travel starting May 11

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
January 12, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 6717 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Governor Abercrombie Appoints Kahele to Senate Seat

Abercrombie announces four more appointments

Judge: Federal Court ruling “leaves Honolulu police officers no safe course” to detain mentally ill persons with guns

Hawaii Concealed Carry: More Guns, Less Crime

'Great Garbage Patch' Not So Great After All

Spring Cleaning at Hawaii’s oldest Home

Speaker Say, take GOP's offer

Groups fear damage to land by Lanai, Molokai wind farms

Hawaii Renewable Energy goals: Wild, crackpot

Atheist State: Hawaii Senators recommend halt to opening-day invocations, House may follow

Grade Inflation: Hawaii schools given C-plus

Kamehameha Schools explains extra security on campus

Borreca, Shapiro join Chorus of liberals attacking First and Second Amendments

New Law Prohibits Ethnic Studies Courses from Inflaming Racial Hatred and Anti-Americanism

Hope and Redemption

Tree hugger becomes tree chopper: Gabbard may propose plastic bag tax

Kauai County website spreads Pacific Garbage Patch scam

Meet the Hawaii House of Representatives 2011 Republican Caucus

CB: Hawaii's Human Services Department Says It's Nearing 'Stimulus Cliff'

Several dead, but Hawaii Lawsuit For Severely Disabled Rejected

Roberts Hawaii reaches $330K settlement with tour bus drivers

Hawaii Supreme Court denies lawyer's reinstatement bid

Seed capital: a third of Hawaii farm revenue

AINA LEA, LLC Gets Approval to Build One of The Largest Solar Farms in the State of Hawaii

Hilo Target to open July 24

WSJ: North Korea's Imminent Threat

Green energy: Burning dollars to generate electricity

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Monday, January 10, 2011
January 10, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 8836 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

Tucson Shooting: After blaming Palin, TEA Party, Hawaii media liberals seek to end discussion

 

But 9th Circuit rules that Honolulu Muslim with guns, detained for 5150 mental health exam, had rights violated because someone mentioned terrorism

SA: Not clear DOE will obey 180-day law

Kalapa: Abercrombie may eliminate all vacant positions

Democrats nominate three to replace Kokubun

Does Abercrombie’s DCCA pick have a conflict of interest?

Lee transfers command of Hawaii National Guard, state Civil Defense

Maui News: Starting Tuesday, customers should bring bags to markets

Census: Idle Youth swarm Maui, Kauai, Kona, Volcano, North Shore

There goes the neighborhood: Rosanne Barr describes her “Nut farm’ on Hamakua Coast

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Sunday, January 09, 2011
January 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 7993 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Djou “Shocked and saddened by shooting of Rep Gifford”

SA Admits: Abercrombie was lying about either transparency, federal funds, furloughs, new departments, no GE Tax hike, or no TAT raid

SA peddles expensive new DoE contractor to Legislature

Hawaii has Union political power, but not workers’ rights

Ethics panel seeks 2 new members

Democrat Borreca, Eric Ryan team up to attack GOP (again)

Priorities: Foie Gras back on Legislative Agenda for 2011

TIMBER! Kauai Businesses gear up for bag ban, switch to paper

Kauai Council forms committee to stop it from breaking its own rules

Another attack on affordable housing: Enviros demand ban on gas water heaters, require $6000 solar water heaters

Maui Anti-Superferry Protesters attack Affordable Housing Development

“Any Interested Person” could make Maui Planning Department revoke permits

People blamed for lack of Hawaii agriculture

Mauna Loa Observatory admits Volcano affects CO2 readings

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Saturday, January 08, 2011
January 8, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 9230 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Stalemate Broken: House Republican Caucus backs Calvin Say for Speaker

Rep. Marumoto Bill to mandate DNA collection from arrested suspects

After brother pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme, Hawaii County prosecutor announces plans to resign, move to Maui

More Atheist garbage: Activist Questions Church Waivers

UH Profs dropped $100/each to embarrass their profession by electing The Abercrombie

Ed Board Appointees Could Take Seats By Summer

Senator pulls out of DHHL lawsuit

Lanai wind farm term agreement negotiated

Reported bid for Hawaiian Electric raises questions of conflicts, ethics

Hawaiian Electric Takeover Spurs Angry E-mails (Green energy descends into farce)

HNN: Hawaiian Electric “we have nothing to date”

Sabato on 2012: Dan Akaka “Safe for Now”

New Adjutant General Takes Command of Hawaii National Guard

Feds Investigate Alleged $1 Million Embezzlement by a Hawaii Bank of America Employee

Fire Guts Controversial Shark Tour Boat

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Friday, January 07, 2011
January 7, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 9800 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hiram Bingham IV, the secret rescuer

Criminals in DoE, HSTA continue to openly violate 180 day law 

Abercrombie short $529M in 2012, tells legislature to fix it 

 

Democrats secretly vote to end Senate Invocations

 

Palafox: Doctors, Hospitals not cost effective

Maui, Kauai Counties Expect Budget Surpluses

2012 Warmup: Kenoi strikes back, Contractors buddies denounce Yagong

Hawaii, the Islands of Missed Opportunity

DoE attacks affordable housing: Developers to be assessed impact fees for new schools

School transport contractors collude to jack up prices

New economy: Robin Danner in Guam to score piece of Military Buildup

Old Economy: HBO chief's Big Isle project bankrupt

New Economy: After constructing “Green” energy economy, Hui tries to buy HELCO

New Economy: “Green” energy: Burning money to generate electricity

Republicans not kicked out of Senate Studio

Congresswomen Hirono and Sanchez meet with Hawaii's Hispanic community

Gov. Abercrombie, you’re gonna have your hands full

Public Housing Tenants Vent Frustrations Over Washing Machines

Obama Hawaiian Vacation Tops $120K/Day

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011
January 5, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 7714 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

$126M Giveaway: Abercrombie quietly boosts spending on Public Employees’ Insurance

Birthers “Born Again” thanks to Abercrombie

Instant Runoff Voting debunked

Pinching the Power of Dan's Purse

Rail Money: “There’s just no chance at all”

Shapiro: Djou departs political life, slamming door behind him

Don't raise fees for status quo

Budget Director Doesn't Have All the Answers for Lawmakers

Pension, Health-Care Costs Contribute to State Budget Gap

Hawaii government boosts its share of health costs

Abercrombie demanding emergency funding for Governor, Lt Gov office

Hawaii tax revenue down 5.5 percent in fiscal year

State's Billion-Dollar Investment Still Frozen

Landed Aristocracy cash in on Hawaii Tax credits

Principal's absence disturbs parents

Better Government with Rep Fontaine

Mass Psychosis on Big island after boy touches turtle

Dialysis monopoly accused of Predatory Pricing

Soak the Homeowner to feed contractors?  Hawaii County council debates impact fees

“Green” Energy: X-treme power 4th Hawaii Wind project

Hanabusa Prepares To Take Office: Hawaii Democrat Faces GOP Majority

HNN VIDEO: Interview: Mufi Hannemann on media exposure and tourism

American Samoa school official pleads guilty to bribery charges

Birthers: The more Abercrombie talks, the more unbelievable his story gets

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Monday, January 03, 2011
January 3, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 6458 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

WaPo: Abercrombie “taking the pole position of political surrealism”

December 7 battlefield to become Regional Park

Birther War Year Two: Hey Neil, Don't feed the trolls

Faking it again: Change in law blocks Abercrombie from delaying tax refunds

 

Mayor Arakawa Take 2

New Oahu Council Members Take Office

Michael Steele counting on Hawaii

Hawaii GOP sets special state committee meeting

DBEDT: Cashing in on ‘Green’ energy

Kalapa: Act 221 advocates to blame for your tax increases

Horrible tragedy: Sierra  Club hacked, year-end donations blocked

SA: Audit sows seeds for change

Progressives demand “consequences”: Department of Taxation took “unprecedented” action to hinder critical audit

No ‘consequences’ here: Repeat burglar released from jail into drug rehab

Tam's spending unverified

Mizuno’s Playoff push Panders

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Sunday, January 02, 2011
January 2, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 AM :: 4322 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Former attorney general faults Akaka for failure of namesake bill

SA: Hawaii to lose $800M in 2012, Time to Buckle Down

Rail, schools and APEC challenge isles

Garden Isle still giving Abercrombie credit for Lingle’s decision ending instructional day furloughs

37 HPD officers disciplined in 2010

Hawaii prison system attempts to block auditor’s access to information

Weak economy has led to fewer people willing to take in children

Tough Pet Care Law Taking Effect: Neglectful Owners Face Criminal Penalties

Maui's plastic bag ban to go into effect January 11

Across Hawaii, Romney is also thinking of 2012

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Saturday, January 01, 2011
January 1, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 5653 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie’s Birther War named in top ten Flubs of the Year

AFP: 2011 brings tougher challenge, greater rewards

Hawaii Land trusts merge to finance grab for thousands more acres

Djou leaves Congress with House Republicans lined up for Akaka Bill, Rail funding

Condo owners target as Calvin Say proposes $100M in new Taxes

Guard to welcome soldiers home from Afghanistan

HECO chastised for mismanaging its energy program's move to a private firm

Final day of fireworks sale as snobs’ law brings darkness to Oahu

Maui Tax Group has new Chair

2010 Year in Review

A raft of apt quotations offered to isle politicians

 

 

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:40 PM :: 5356 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Judge Samuel King funeral Today

Abercrombie’s Birther Crusade: Day Five

TEA Party favorite Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Honolulu, Maui

Hawaii Legislature doesn’t know difference between entrepreneurs and Crony Moguls

Today deadline for City Council special election mail-in ballots

Stalling, secret talks doomed prime moment for Akaka Bill

$200M up for grabs:  Will Hawaii budget be balanced on HTA’s back?

Council on Revenues to release new forecast

Desperate, Star-Advertiser editors suggest ways around earmark ban

Rick Hamada: gay marriage not an important issue

Deal means 20 years in Kimura Ponzi scheme: Separate plea still to come in federal court

CNN: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is Dead to Me

Who didn’t make Abercrombie’s senatorial cut?

Herkes: Procurement rules used to steer Ocean View Water tank contract

Luddite Alert: Target store protest greets president this morning

Mating White Elephants: Questionable economic decisions set up a classic NIMBY conflict at Pepe'ekeo

Tourist spending skyrockets by almost a third

Hawaiian, other airlines raising rates

Housing Project Upset Over Laundry Violations

Helicopter Tours Adjust To Secret Service Restrictions

State flag to fly at half-staff in honor of Judge Samuel King

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Monday, December 27, 2010
December 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 6169 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

NYT: Inouye pushes Exemption from Terror Embargo after $2000 contribution

Abercrombie: Hawaii business leaders are ideologically rigid and cliche-ridden

Abercrombie’s Weird Priority: Raising profile of birtherism

Last day to vote for City Council special election at Honolulu Hale 

CB: Hawaii Outpaced U.S. In Income Growth, Poverty Decline Since 2000 

 

Major dislocation in Hawaii economy if Muni bond market collapses

 

CB: Something We Didn't Hear During Campaign: Birthers a Priority For Abercrombie

CNN: Abercrombie dripping with disgust for the birthers

SA: Dignity key for Kobayashi--The state's newest U.S. district judge is known for her fairness

Shapiro: Big island prosecutors complicit in burying Peter Boy

Obama party stays in home taxed at $300

Affordable-rental community in Ewa was delayed by financing and land acquisition

Freitas greased skids for UH sports to switch conferences

Star-Advertiser solicits donations to Anti-Superferry protesters, chemophobia scammers

Enviros prepare arguments against undersea power cables

SA: Sign federal shark finning ban

West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery recognized

Big Island blogger faces legal pressure to withdraw reporting on zipline safety concerns

A&B stock at 52-week high

Global Cooling: Summer Snow in Tasmaina

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Saturday, December 25, 2010
December 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 6113 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

In Hoc Anno Domini: So the light came into the world

How Christmas Came to Hawaii

VIDEO: Rep George Fontaine plays Santa at Kihei Youth Center

NYT: Abercrombie doubles down on Birther battle

Federal Cash Giveaway: Wind Energy Developers get one-year extension

Akaka Bill backers vow to plod on as foes cheer

Priorities: Abercrombie steps up Birther war  (This is what he got elected to do, right?)

Maui businessman and Hawaii Democrat Donor accused of Ponzi scheme charged

Presidential Gate-Crasher arrested at Sovereignty Activists’ camp

Abercrombie: Obama seeks embrace of thought control

Obama arrives in Kailua, Abercrombie flees to Hana

Abercrombie promises not to raid TAT

Hawaii County spends $4.89M on Councilwoman’s former employer

Voluntary effort reduces plastic bag use by 700K in six weeks

More sewage in water near Obama vacation home

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill runoff reaches sea, spurring probe but no alerts

Vanuatu Quake could cause sea level changes in Hawaii

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 7075 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

$772M short: Abercrombie submits two-year budget, blames Lingle, tells Legislature to fix it

Lame Duck Won’t Create Race-Based Government After All

Hawaii Congressional delegation: How they voted December 12-19

Michael Medved to speak at SBH Conference

TEA Party favorite Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Honolulu

New Hawaii State laws effective January 1, 2011

After giving away millions, Abercrombie plans to ask for emergency funds to cover $71.6 million shortfall

 

Angry Abercrombie: “Crisis is an opportunity”

Say “its his responsibility to come up with balanced budget”, Abercrombie exasperated

Expert testimony: Abercrombie complains about phoniness

State Faces $844 Million Shortfall: New Gov. Offers No Specific Plan To Solve Deficit

Abercrombie promises no GE Tax increase

Akaka Bill fallout? Machado takes over from Apoliona at OHA

Inouye retaliates against Filipino veterans

Slom: Close Hawaii’s Public Schools? Better to Close the Department of Education

Kalapa: Jigsaw Puzzle Fix Needed To Repair Hawaii's Economic Future

Molina, Parsons to join Arakawa Admin

EIS notice issued for proposed Kona waste-to-energy plant

Obamas go shopping, lights blown out, kids start crying

Mistakenly Believing Immunity Applied, Ex-Diplomat’s Son Stole $300K From Law Firm

After failed IPO, Hawaii Windfarm developer hopes for “some kind of private financing”

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Monday, December 20, 2010
December 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 7401 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Honolulu is #2 on Erin Brockovich hexavalent chromium hit list

Nanakuli Special Election Candidates’ forum Tuesday

Abercrombie nominates Louie Attorney General

New Hawaii State laws effective January 1, 2011

Governor picks attorney general

6 Democrats vying for Takamine's Senate seat

SA: Plan for isle inmates awaited

ILind suddenly discovers there might be a revolving door between politics and journalism

Band or Football for Homeschoolers? Not in Hawaii

Obama HHS officials laud Obamacare law’s effect on Hawaii

Tesoro forced to sell fuel at a loss to HECO

Maui Taser case ruling could have nationwide implications

FORBES: Bank of Hawaii named “America’s Healthiest Bank”

DLIR Report: 'Green' jobs in Hawaii to rise 26 percent

Sopogy to partner with Chinese company on power plant

Hawaii bicycling activist returns to Connecticut

Clayton Hee pushes for Marianas Islands shark-finning ban

Gabbard wants a law addressing data leaks

Father slams 'veiled' Wanat report

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Saturday, December 18, 2010
December 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 PM :: 4977 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: Slom, Marumoto host community meeting on Kawamoto’s latest scheme

Rail Decision Called 'Hasty': Some Environmentalists Say EIS Is Still Incomplete  

Honolulu Council Committee Assignments announced 

SA: Congress should help pay for migrants' health care

Tax Compromise rejected by Hirono will put $1000 in your pocket

Desperate Inouye speaks up for Earmarks

 

Welfare boosts Hawaii personal income

SA: 'Felix' reforms slow to pay off

Review panel extends the probation period for Waters of Life as it struggles to right itself

Arakawa names county housing department chief

Does founder of Hannemann Front Group Exist?

Hannemann named president of Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association

UniDev housing dispute ordered into mediation

City reviews deal with towing firm

Kauai Council New Year’s resolution: End county furloughs

Maui Council ends term with Attack on Aquarium Fish collectors

Man Proposes For-Profit Honolulu Orchestra

False Front: Washington Place Falls Into Disrepair

Have jacket, will party: Bakken is back

LA Times: Samuel P. King dies at 94; longtime federal judge in Hawaii

Isle brigade to go to Afghanistan

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Friday, December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 PM :: 7019 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

UPDATE: Inouye earmark sets goal of developing a mechanism for Hawaii “Indian Tribe”

March for Life Rally to mark 40 years of legal abortion in Hawaii

VIDEO: Liliuokalani School could become Charter School

Djou, Akaka, Inouye back tax compromise, Hirono rejects Obama

LoPresti: Espero saw Dudley vandalize signs

Abercrombie snubs Josh Green, will nominate Palafox to DoH

Abercrombie, without an Attorney General, blindly signs Rail EIS: lawsuits will now commence to kill project

City Staff “open hostility” to rail financial review

Inouye crony calls Djou racist for opposing pork bill

Lynn Finnegan: The former House minority leader now is the face and voice of the charter schools movement in Hawaii

Aiona named vice president at Saint Louis School

Hirono: Obama bill unfair

Hawaii Farmers attacked by Tax Collectors, FDA

Abercrombie Prison Plan runs into Concerns raised about training for corrections officers

Sheriffs Earning More Than Hawaii's Chief Justice?

$3M Ponzi Scheme targeted Hawaii inmates, families 

Large crowd forces meeting on Mortgage Store outside

Anti-Development lawyer shuts down volunteer beach park improvement effort

Obama’s boss, kids coming to Hawaii without Him

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
December 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:09 PM :: 9050 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

Hawaii Right to Life endorses Dudley, McDermott in Honolulu Council Special Election

Inouye earmark sets goal of developing a mechanism for Hawaii “Indian Tribe”

Djou welcomes GAO audit of Compact of Free Association funds

Abercrombie names Okimoto, Wong, Ono, Ito, Kaahanui to Cabinet

Most effective way to move forward should Akaka Bill be enacted?

Akaka Bill: Dead Horse in a Dead Duck Session

SA Continues look at Hawaii DoE Special Ed Disaster

Shapiro: Less rant, more rationale needed on cost of rail transit

Hawaii ranks low in emergency preparedness

Arakawa names Johnson to serve on mayoral team

Shapiro: Dirty districting

Kondo selected to head state Ethics Commission

UPW Thrill ride: Lawyers find 18 Mainland Hawaii prisoners willing to sue

Haleiwa Flood Blamed On Dam Failure: Lawsuit Says Uninspected Reservoir Released Torrent

Tax cheat, anti-Superferry protester Gary Hooser on Say speakership: It’s all quid pro quo

Honolulu Anti-Semite pleads insanity

AP and Eric Ryan team up in desperate effort to convince suckers that state GOP in turmoil over finances

California’s 1st female LG has Kaua‘i roots

Star-Advertiser trims rate increase for state’s legal ads

KITV may be knocked off DirecTV Satellite

Grace Pacific, Mid Pac Petroleum Merge

Hawaii still may hear symphonic music

Big Island tops in poverty

Aching for Development, Laie Has Hawaii's Highest Household Size

Abercrombie: Hawaii Needs Federal Help After Micronesian Ruling

Triathlete raising money for COFA migrants on Big Isle

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
December 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 PM :: 6197 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

BoE School Shutdown Hearings start Monday

 

Turnout disappointing for Abercrombie coronation party at Lahainaluna

After causing Compact of Free Association problem, Abercrombie appoints immigrant rights activist to head Human Services

Democrat Borreca: Abercrombie wants to be your Facebook friend

AP: Democrats take control of Hawaii behind new leader

Tops in nation, Hawaii gets $318 per capita in earmarks

SA: Strip $70M funds from HTA to fix parks

Fundraiser to memorialize Hawaii's fallen police heroes

FBI lauds Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy

Inmates visit family via ministry

Enviros launch effort to ban opihi picking

Enviros seek 2000’ buffer zone along 175 miles of Big Island coast

Kauai Judge: Hapa Trail belongs to state

Charges trail city towing contractor: An investigation and complaints fail to prevent contract renewals

Documentary on Alaska statehood to premiere Sunday

NYT: Samuel P. King, Judge and Critic of Hawaiian Charity, Dies at 94

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Saturday, December 04, 2010
December 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 5993 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

How Inouye sabotaged Akaka Bill

Another Akaka Bill sneak attack? GOP Senators tell Inouye to back off

Full Text: Rail Financial Plan Assessment Report

Panos on Rail Analysis Report: Carlisle doesn’t know what he is talking about

Governor Lingle announces direct China-Hawaii fights for Chinese New Year

Governor Lingle announces 44 pardons

Home of Hawaiian language books to go digital

Djou welcomes US-South Korea Free Trade deal

Koller announces online processing for Medicaid applications

“Computer study of computer studies” -- UH Manoa Climate research questioned

UHERO assesses first year of Obama Economy

NRO: Lame Duck the Akaka Bill?

NRO: The Discriminatory Akaka Bill: ‘Infamous’ Indeed

Predictable news: Mayor claims state's rail review is flawed

Party Unity? Mufi still Lost in Space

Gay molester stalks UH Manoa

Gay-Atheist Civil Beat continues to obsess about Duke Aiona’s religion

Akaka, Inouye support ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Lingle's Administration Moving Out

Lingle will advise bipartisan think tank

Ramsay Wharton returns to Sunrise!

Abercrombie campaign raised $4.5M to defeat Aiona

Warning: Abercrombie coming to Sister islands

VIEWPOINT: Fontaine: It’s time to look ahead, not back

Haleakala: Attorneys for shake-down activists could still sink or delay project

Arakawa names four to serve in county planning, parks positions

Community College Job-skills program let go

Decreasing Fights Leads to One School's Success

Electronic cigarettes: Are they safe?

New Age Scam #1: Herbalife Millionaire Claims Marriage Con--State Supreme Court Considers Voiding Her Divorce

New Age Scam #2: Implicated in death of child, Hawaii’s Oklevucha Native American Church Appeals to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for Ceremonial use of Cannabis

WHT publisher Asbach to retire

WikiLeaks cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord

Hawaii Marine Dies In Afghanistan

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
December 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 6822 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Cayetano on DBEDT Pick: “Dobelle thought Richard Lim was trying to intimidate him”

S510: TEA Party fights against FDA control over small farmers and farmers markets

Democrats point fingers:  Heen blames DHHL, OHA, CNHA for death of Akaka Bill

Lynn Finnegan named executive director of Hawaii Charter School Network

More federal Funds? Abercrombie’s meeting with Obama produces no announcement

Abercrombie: Bring your own cup to the swearing in

Hawaii Mayors Want To End Furloughs

Carlisle eyes Lingle appointee for Budge Director?

Retirement System to propose benefit cuts

Monopoly Denied: PUC denies Young Bros.' request to reconsider Pasha decision

Thielen: Hawaii Parks in 'Deplorable' Condition

Abercrombie press secretary is Senator’s sister

Dudley Circus erupts at neighborhood board meeting

State Holding Hearings On Giant Telescope Project

With Tuition increases pending, UHH defends swank rental

Djou, Hirono vote for $4.5B child nutrition bill

Hawaii Organizing Committee a No Show at Miss 2010 South Pacific Pageant

Cleanup underway after Homeless tent city dispersed in Waipahu

Bus Company's Safety Record Is Questioned

Charity's anger at proposal to make child porn legal 'to protect children from abusers'

Legalize Child Pornography? Researchers Say It Deserves Consideration

BIW: New bill could regulate food safety, but crush local food producers

Courses on genetics are not propagandized

Hawaii death penalty case moving forward

Yagong targets cost overruns

KGI: Mayor’s inaugural speech unveils visionary plans

Maui: Affordable housing plan nixed over timing

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010
December 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 8690 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

New Hawaii website targets “waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars”

Earmarks: Desperate Inouye lashes out at Obama

UH Manoa Researcher pushes to legalize kiddie porn

Nader Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear His Hawaii Ballot Access Case

Abercrombie Selects Budget Director, Labor Team

Abercrombie names five Cabinet appointees

Abercrombie names communications staff

VIDEO: Newly elected GOP Reps plan for upcoming Legislative session

Quid pro Quo with Mehau?  Takamine, Cayetano retread, to head DLIR 

Kalapa: "This is the worst time. There is no money.”  

 

Shapiro: Legislature not place I’d go for talent

 

Shapiro: Abercrombie transplants campaign to Administration

Slom: Say down to one vote, Democrat factionalism will disrupt agenda

Carlisle: “I believe furloughs were invented by the devil and should go back to purgatory”

Decimated Democrats forced to pick Hirono for Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

4,100 in Hawaii to lose jobless benefits as Democrat lame duck supermajority fails to renew

Isles' visitor count, spending see double-digit gains in October

Kauai County clerk job up in air

Arakawa names two top people at Public Works

Maui Water Sabotaged again: Piiholo South well deal dead for now

Public Protest blocks County borrowing: $56M bond approval put on hold

S. Kona bypass road bond under advisement

Hawaii Ranks Among The Nation's Worst For Meth Abuse

Planned Parenthood senses opportunity as Hawaii AIDS cases spike

SA: Repeal DADT

KITV helps researcher promote kiddie porn

Sex Offender Openly Promoted Child Sex

Obama might postpone isle visit

Honolulu Startup Weekend Planned

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
November 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:29 PM :: 9842 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

Wikileaks cables reveal China 'ready to abandon North Korea'

Anti-Military DLNR Pick demands Prayer as part of Public Hearings

Abercrombie DBEDT Pick financed biofuel, solar projects

Abercrombie: Clayton Hee has destroyed his chances of ever getting anywhere

Inouye offers defense of congressional earmarks

COFA medical care: Abercrombie will have to clean up his own $8M mess

Hawaii's initial unemployment claims fall 25.8%

Special Election: LoPresti claims trucker tried to run car off road

HPR Candidate Forum for Honolulu Council Special Election

A.G. Mark Bennett joining Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher

Shapiro: A Target on my back

US Supreme Court to rule on “equalizing” funds to publicly-financed candidates

SA: Set priorities for dam repairs

Public hearings set for Na Wai Eha water withdrawal applications

Arakawa names key water, finance directors

Kaua‘i’s government hospital

Hawaii’s QUEST Expanded Access Long Term Care Recognized Nationally

Human Rights Day Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

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Sunday, November 28, 2010
November 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:23 PM :: 8010 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

As debate looms, Honolulu Council Special Election residency challenges multiply

UPDATE: Residency Challenge filed against Kioni Dudley Council Candidacy

Hawaii Anti-Trust Adventures: Rubber hose enforcement

Fragile Urban Families: New findings show just how bad things are for the kids

Who will pick the BOE?

Star-Advertiser, Toguchi agree: Colleges to blame for failure of DoE

Private School Enrollment slide continues

AP Interview: Gov. Lingle defined by struggle

Abercrombie thesis applies Marcuse, Gramsci

Legislators’ Favorite Convicted Child Molester attacks Rep-elect Fontaine 

Back to the bad old days: Takamine to head Labor Dept?  

Abercrombie fundraiser busted with 6oz Marijuana

New details on two men arrested near military housing

Suspicious vehicle searched for possible explosives; Two men arrested

Hawaii Vendors Prepare For Tax Crackdown

War on Agriculture: Proposed hike in Dam and reservoir compliance fees

War on Aquaculture #1: Fish to be covered by Maui animal cruelty laws?  (But who will protect fishermen from eco-cruelty?) 

War on Aquaculture #2: UH Manoa Prof joins war against local food production, attacks fish farms (He’s a seismologist!)

Fast-tracking eases permitting, approvals for affordable housing in Kihei

Lava Destroys House at Kalapana Gardens 

Am Samoa: Togiola Upstages Faleomavaega with Hillary Clinton

Tuvalu: Christians too intelligent to fall for Gaian Cult of Warming

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Thursday, November 25, 2010
November 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:50 PM :: 8642 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

The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom

Gaming Industry Lobbyist, Progressive activist screen Abercrombie cabinet picks

Thanksgiving message from Lingle and Aiona

Mother of Lt Gov. Aiona dies at 93

UH considers raising tuition 185% 

KITV VIDEO: Lingle says Hamamoto promised to keep furloughs on non-instructional days 

 

AFL-CIO officer, HGEA operative fight Say over Speakership

 

Abercrombie caught lying about federal funds

Progressives name three possible Hanabusa replacements

Councilman Rod Tam, still in office for five more weeks,  Pleads Guilty To Theft Charges

Federal employee sentenced to a month in jail for steering a contract

Con man Rewald directs a Los Angeles talent agency

Star-Advertiser & Honolulu Unitarian Church claim all human progress created by liberals

Kamehameha proposes to buy Haleiwa site eyed for hotel

Failed Delivery of overseas absentee ballots explained

Arakawa names flower farmer as economic official

A peek into the profitability of Star-Advertiser owner Black Press

POYNTER: 6 Months In, Honolulu Civil Beat Still Testing the Market For Paid Conversation

Your Tax Dollars at work: Hoku Corp. amends polysilicon supply agreement

Perfect Title scammer sues Obama

Kauai Bureaucrats play musical chairs

PUC does not answer call for Pasha hearings

Special session to consider $56M bond

Price doubles, hope fades for S. Kona police station

Ag board OKs coffee bean quarantine

Punatics protest TSA rules

Drug Enforcement Administration to Put Temporary Ban on Synthetic Marijuana

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
November 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 7591 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

Aiona: “Maybe run again for Governor in 2014”

Hawaii High Schools ranked by college performance of graduates

The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom

Stop Treating Everyone As An Equal Threat 

Carrier Group heads for Korea 

 

Hawaii gets $1.1B settlement from Citi

Clayton Hee, Gary Hooser still in running for DLNR

 

HB444 Proponent Blake Oshiro mentioned as possible House Speaker

City Parks Director Quits over bungled Craft Fair closure

Council members pick committee posts

Hawaii DoE flew 652 Employees to Disney World “conference”

Shapiro: 1 giant store is to replace another in Kailua, ho-hum

Privately owned Big Isle Hospital beats HHSC Hospitals in survey

Selling Sex in Honolulu: Unlicensed Massage Parlors Lack Enforcement Scrutiny

Still not offered a job in Legislature, Maui man held on $1M bail on sex assault charges

2011 Nissan LEAF gets best-in-class 99 mpg EPA rating

HECO continues to push palm oil importation issue

Survey: Honolulu one of country's safest cities

Kauai Council backs Furfaro for chair, organizes committees

Contrails or chemtrails?  Free floating Anxiety strikes Kauai dopers, trust fund babies

Memminger: Seven Simple Ways to Reduce the National Debt (Without Convening A Government Commission)

Nature Conservancy gives “scientists” junket to Palmyra in exchange for agit-prop on global warming, plastic

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Sunday, November 21, 2010
November 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 PM :: 9240 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

Aloha Family Alliance: Our advice is do not give up

Democrat-Advertiser still crying about loss of Inouye Earmarks

Delusions and Panic: Abercrombie can go back to Congress and save the S1011 version of Akaka Bill

Maui MD: Medicare cuts a concern to Hawaii doctors

Isle fish farming good for environment and economy

Protesters aim to deflate Lanai wind project

State lays groundwork for more clean energy

Mateo set to remain chairman of council amid reorganization

Kailuans take on Target

Kona: Pine Trees development plan blocked

Amendment to law allows state officers to have Tasers

Scientist: North Korea has 'stunning' new nuke facility

800 isle soldiers deploying to Iraq

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Thursday, November 18, 2010
November 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 5352 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Honolulu Council Special Election: Mel Kahele, Waimanalo Gulch, and other baggage

FULL TEXT: Report on Hawaii Personal Information Breaches -- 479,000 victims in state

Four Loko: Does The FDA Really Need More Power?

Hawaii County seeks nominees for Reapportionment Commission

Excellent news: GOP push to end earmarks could hurt funding for Inouye cronies

State owes $10.8B for workers' retirement, has nothing

Hawaii physician shortage to grow to 2,000

Akaka submits new version of Hawaiian recognition act

Former Advertiser Editor: Average Americans are more of a threat than al-Qaeda

Hawaii Election Commission releases updated results

Abercrombie insists on having BoE Albatross hung around his neck

McCully Homeless Tent City: 15 arrested on drug charges

Wisconsin Gov aims to cancel rail “boondoggle”

After 8 years in public eye, Lingle deserves time to herself

Kalihi, Puuhale Elementary Facing Possible Consolidation

State Tax Crackdown Has Market Vendors On Edge: Vendors Say State 'Picking On The Little Guy'

Allegiant puts off Hawaii to 2012

State sued for food stamp delays

Some in isles could run out of federal jobless benefits

Mentor brings meaning to Koloa Technos

Isle seed crop value jumps 26 percent

Colorado dope dealers come to Hawaii Capitol

Akaka Bill supporter Murkowski wins reelection

Recession reduces rents, homelessness

Attention Rida Cabanilla & Roz Baker, another potential staffer:

NYT: Stepfamilies are rethinking post-divorce living arrangements

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
November 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 7335 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Inouye becomes useless? House, Senate Republicans place moratorium on Earmarks

NYT: Obama’s economic view rejected on world stage

Aloha to Current Nonprofit Property Tax Exemptions?

Maui Council to consider property tax hike on residential homeowners

Special Election: McDermott, three others see Apo’s Council seat

New lines will be drawn, but likely no additional House seats for Big Isle

Gay-Atheist SA Editors: Tax Churches, Hospitals, Schools, non-profits to feed the machine

Neil Abercrombie’s ‘New Day’ Comes With A Price

Abercrombie, Legislators form conspiracy

2,400+ Apply For Jobs With Abercrombie

Borreca: Will Say hold on to Speakership?

Hawaii public school fees on the rise

Futility: Daniel Inouye defends earmarks

Hawaii's General Fund Down 6% So Far This Fiscal Year

EW Center defends WW2 Program

Washington: Hanabusa participates in new member orientation

S&P Downgrades Hawaiian Electric to Brink of Junk, Conservation, Regulatory Lag Blamed 

US Treasury Grants for Solar, Wind to Expire

Secrecy surrounds Parker Ranch's sale of 3,509 acres to biofuel pioneer

Star-Advertiser gives DC-based Luddites space to bash Fish farming

Farm lease dispute goes to arbitration

Cataluna: 'Kill Haole Day' myth diverts attention from real problems

Road to Riches: Overtime at City Road Division

Maui County unpaid for roadwork for decades: Developers could owe millions for deferred infrastructure fees

Who would marry a killer?

Hawaii prisons have lowest ratio of guards to prisoners

Maui News: Corals love sewage

Reuters: Obama’s Asian failure to be matched by European failure

CB: State Allows Developers to Flout Solar Mandate

Alcoholic beverage Four Loko under fire

ACLU looks at justice in Indian country (Akaka Bill preview)

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Saturday, November 13, 2010
November 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:15 PM :: 6371 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 pledges to raise taxes on small businesses

Maui Council considers $6M property tax hike

Hawaii Senate committee lines up for civil unions

Schatz announces appointments to staff posts

BLNR grants wind farm lease to company facing bankruptcy, licensed to kill Nene, Shearwater, Pueo

Achievement: Black students leave Hawaii DoE in the dust

Hawaii robotics teams win Tokyo tournament

Technology spreads bullying in Hawaii schools

The secret life of a tracker: How one man made himself the public shadow of Charles Djou for three months during his special election campaign

Mom of slain Eastern Illinois coed is 'outraged' that killer will be in 'paradise' in Hawaii

Drink linked to UH attacks

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Receives National Recognition for Integrated Care Model

State Must Pay For Reef Restoration: Construction Causes Damage To Live Coral Reef

Kauai Auditor to probe enforcement of county permits

Marsland family trust gives $1M to Shriners

First democratic elections risk unsettling balance in Tonga

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Thursday, November 11, 2010
November 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 5354 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii Veterans Day Events

Gary Okino forced to resign from Democratic Party

 

Tourism Marketing: In London and ashamed to be from Hawaii

Hokulia Bypass: Hawaii Supreme Court upholds land acquisition for road

US Supreme Court refuses to hear Hawaii beach accretion case

Speaker? Calvin Say two votes shy

Governor Lingle says she will consider running against U.S. Sen. Dan Akaka

Failure of Akaka Bill dims Akaka’s 2012 chances

Shapiro backs DoE school closures

Josh Green: I’m keeping my seat

DCCA: Easing regulations and expanding online services helped Hawaii businesses

Green groups oppose MECO plan to bring in palm oil

Stalinists, Soros team up in attack on HawaiiNewsNow

Carlisle nominee Chin: “not intent of admin to grow number of City employees”

Maui: Council members discuss leadership posts

Decision pending on Alii Health

State sues 2 firms over alleged prescription drug price gouging

Bank lawsuit seeks to overturn nonjudicial foreclosure by condo association

Controversy persists over possible road sale 

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