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Monday, May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 6278 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

American Thinker: Hawaii Republican Djou Heads for Congress: 67% Reject Inouye Machine

HFP: Special Election Polls vs Reality: Measuring culture of retaliation?

SB: Djou win reflects unrest of voters

Djou wins 17 out of 24 Districts, many outside traditional GOP areas

ADV: Election results show Djou's appeal outside East Honolulu

Analysis: Civil Beat Poll Points To Dems' November Dilemma

Hours Until Hawaii Congressman-Elect Djou Sworn In

The Price Tag Of A Seat In Congress: $12.31 Per Vote

Shapiro: Economic turnaround feels close

Hawaii economic agency slow to spend stimulus: Sluggish procurement processes, complexity of energy reform blamed

Hawaii's Medicaid switch produces mixed results

Honolulu ranked near bottom in housing affordability

Honolulu Police officer to make initial court appearance

Co-op provides update on seabirds, legal costs: KIUC rates to go up next month

Molokai vets rankled by county's delay of center  (4 years to get permit)

It's a no-brainer to preserve surfing

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
May 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 AM :: 4379 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Special race draws 50% of voters

New Congressional Hawaii Poll Shows Djou Slightly Ahead of Democratic Rivals

Rivals in special election find that traditional rules of campaigning don't apply (Hanabusa blames media for publishing polls)

Civil-unions factions weigh in: Governor to meet with advocates, opponents of bill awaiting signature

Regents OK new hires at Hilo, Manoa (Gay mafia picks a Don, Broken Trust figure to lobby Leg)

Isle Democrats can no longer rely on party loyalty  (Gay Marriage?)

Aiona: Hawaii's future lies in space exploration

SB: CEO of Planned Parenthood Hawaii believes comprehensive sex-ed is vital to students' health

Human Trafficking Bill Threatens Strip Club Industry, says transsexual

Shakedown: Labor Union Sues Over Hotel Redevelopment Project

Hawaii state tax director Kurt Kawafuchi leaving his post

VOUCHERS: OHA education grants could yield useful data

Students arrested in bomb blast at Lanai High School

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Thursday, May 20, 2010
May 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 5311 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lt Gov Aiona announces 1,000 summer jobs for youth 

Vote counting begins as candidates make final pleas

ADV: Reviewing rail, jamming up the mayor (Abercrombie rag tries to pit Mufi vs Lingle after Cayetano attacks)

City Re-evaluating Parking Practices

Hawaii Charter School Review Panel Lifts Moratorium on New Charter School Applications

DOE officials say public schools safe despite Kalani High stabbing

The state of meth: Hawaii's ice epidemic has been driven down

SB: Health-subsidy jobs initiative full of positives

OHA’s Water shakedown: USGS releases report on Na Wai Eha

Astronomic cash cow?  OHA’s $50M shake-down continues

CB: Clean Energy Splits Environmentalists

KIUC indicted for endangered species law violations

CB: Civil Unions will make us rich, rich, rich!!! (well not quite)

Legal threat delays ethics vote

Pickup truck resolution rejected

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
May 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 PM :: 6303 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie team: Hannemann admin “intentionally violating Public Procurement Code”

Mufi site alleges Abercrombie’s chief fundraiser at center of Harris’ “pay-for-play” scandals

VIDEO: Aiona, Finnegan team up on electric vehicles, refrigerator rebates

Lingle: Revenues up, State to issue tax refunds early

Full Text: Hawaii GOP resolution calls for veto of HB444

EIS, cost concerns could derail construction plans

Honolulu rail tax revenue falling short of predicted growth

It ain't over until it's over — twice

SB Hypocrisy: Voter turnout must rise

Shapiro: Lingle shows a card on civil unions

Parents' triple tragedy informs plea for civil unions law

DePledge: Reserved

HMSA lands back in black for 1st quarter

Gov. Lingle's New Plan Expected To Provide Jobs Help Unemployed

Student's poster draws Tea Party's ire

Hawaii school board considers closing Haleiwa Elementary

Is the Hawaii Government Really Helping Hawaiians?

Lingle signs bill to draft Waianae disaster plan

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

'Give us a break': Council urged to freeze tax rates, find another way to balance budget

Maui Council votes on tax hikes

Wailua path project delayed amid Hawaiian protest

Registered Guns In Hawaii At All Time High

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 4622 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Full Text: Hawaii GOP resolution calls for veto of HB444

Whistleblower In $250,000 City Theft Case Speaks: City Blamed For Not Catching Parking Lot Scheme Earlier

Lingle Amused by arrogance of Dem Governor’s attack on Djou

Hawaii moves up dates for some tax refunds

Oshiro: The GE Tax is a “privilege of doing business in Hawaii”

130,000 Ballots Returned In Special Election

Group Home Agency Faces More Scrutiny: Hale Kipa Closes One Home, Faces Questions About Another

Shapiro: Lawmakers interfering in private business (Musubigate)

Abercrombie opens W. Hawaii campaign office

Big Island project to add 2,330 homes

VOUCHERS: OHA offers money for Native Hawaiian kids to attend private schools if they join tribe

New schools in Kihei, Wailuku, cafeterias in the works for county

Honolulu City Council may cut funds for televising its meetings

Journalist says she confessed in North Korean captivity

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Saturday, May 15, 2010
May 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 PM :: 5014 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii Republican Convention meets today

Democrats denounce Djou

Djou or Hanabusa victory would initiate search for replacement

Charges to stand against Hemmings (enforcers of the one-party state)

1,842 Nonprofits in Hawaii Must Take Action today to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status

OHA Upset about uncounted criminals: Hawaii prisoners held on Mainland skew census results

Many isle youth will miss time off school despite negative effects

HSTA shills outline plans to continue using furloughs to help Abercrombie

UH Manoa Professor who admits arson reveals mental illness battles

Local Jobs bill to face court challenge

Studies of sun linked to understanding weather (or … ahem … climate)

October opening set for W. Hawaii's first adult shelter

Harbor fee collection called 'illegal'

Waianae Landfill operator 'shocked' by fine

Scavengers raiding Honolulu curbside recycling bins

GTMO Greenwell: End war on drugs

“Malicious Prosecution”  Kauai County continues war on Lady Ann

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Friday, May 14, 2010
May 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:13 PM :: 6697 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Gay Civil Unions: Mufi still refuses to oppose HB444

CQ: Democrats May Get the Blues in Hawaii

Republican Charles Djou Holds Cash Advantage Ahead of Special Election in Heavily Democratic Hawaii District 

Name in the News: State GOP Chair Jonah-Kuhio Ka'auwai (must read)

Djou clarifies that race not over

Hidden Tax Hike Likely to Dent Hawaii Non-Profit Fundraising Efforts

Hawaii school board may cancel next year's furlough days

POLITICO: Inouye's sway may cost Dems a seat

Adrienne King: My Quest to Become Hawaii's Next Lieutenant Governor

WSJ: Congressional Special Elections: Show of Horrors

WHT Polls Abercrombie’s fake DoE reform proposal

Hawaii County told to make more cuts

How Kaua‘i got to keep hotel-room tax

Arson is suspected in Hilo Church blaze

Warehouse fire consumes Kauai paper's newsprint

ML&P’s ‘survive to thrive’ plan passes

Hawaiian Electric seals 20-year deal with Kahuku Wind Power

Marines show how to be 'lean, green'

Hawaii Tourism Authority gets expanded authority to meet behind closed doors

Law firm will advocate for Hawaii children

 

Hawaii recycling plan offers $250 in cash for clunker refrigerators

Kawamoto selling Kahala houses

Honolulu landfill operator, city fined $424,000 for berm violation

Degrees of difficulty: World War II internees finally will get diplomas

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 PM :: 6793 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

SB: Djou, Hanabusa lead money race with backing from big party donors

Wharton to file for congressional race vs Hirono Wednesday

Hawaii’s $1.3B annual Pension Bomb (State running out of time to fix budget)

“Civil Beat” now flacking for HSTA (No surprise here)

County fuel tax hike would hit rural Oahu hardest

Sit-In Protesters Fight Ban From Gov. Office

BOE just one vote away from increasing after-school program fees

SB: $4B Guam deal benefits Hawaii

Land in failed koa logging venture heads for auction

MCCC probing prisoner escape (43 priors)

Oahu cracking down on counterfeit bus passes

Police: Fetus In Kapolei Restroom An 'Unattended Death'

Homeless migration to Hawaii straining social services

Kauai Mayor’s budget proposal tweaked

Supreme Court Nominee Kagan Backs Limits on Speech That Can ‘Harm’

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 5808 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Democrats on the Run in Hawaii

Finnegan hits Abercrombie’s “empty campaign promises” on education

Djou surges in fundraising

28 percent of ballots in Hawaii special election returned so far

Hawaii Democratic leader happy with DCCC's leaving

Ed Case's (lying) Ad Implies President Obama's Endorsement  (HI 1 Special Election now a referendum on Obama?)

ADV: Furloughs buy time, but they're not cheap

Judge likely to strike down Hawaii law on lease properties

Furlough Friday protesters plead not guilty to trespassing

PBN Polls HB 444:  Should Lingle sign or veto?

Celebrating first feast day for Father Damien

Mother of man shot by FBI agent says her son was off his meds

Hawaii man who served as pimp for minor online sentenced to 5 years

Hawaiian Electric profits up 33% in first quarter

Gas Company, GM to test hydrogen fuel-cell technology on Oahu

Hawaii public schools to get solar power

Kauai Hydro plant a step toward sustainability

Hokulia Bypass Bond called, but money being withheld

Council members react to Kenoi's property tax proposal

Kenoi gets $54K tinted windows, Hawaii County building costs

Foreclosure snag for housing project

Maui Homeless shelter could use a hand

Maui Land & Pineapple loses $2.7 million in quarter

Aquino backed by some local Filipino leaders

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
May 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 5156 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

House GOP leader Finnegan set to run for lieutenant governor

ADV: Hawaii governor may shape legacy with civil union decision

SB: Lingle's move still a mystery despite '02 campaign promise

SB Oi: Judge candidates by more than 1 issue  (just ignore their position on Gay marriage)

Kalapa:  Dunning all taxpayers product of 2010 session

Makua Valley: Anti-American war activists keeping combat soldiers away from their families between deployments

Maui Proposal aims to implement district voting

Power plant fans, foes to square off: Contested case hearing slated for Pepeekeo proposal

Anti-meth project reaches thousands of teenagers

Test Run For Special Election: Sample Votes Counted To Check Machines

SB: Waste contract has turned out to be a waste

Abercrombie honored for his support of U.S. troops

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Saturday, May 08, 2010
May 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 7733 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Green hypocrites: Case & Omidyar’s Maui Land & Pine tied to human trafficking case

Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”

Congressional candidates tone it down in latest debate

Elections Officials To Test Ballot Counters

$425,000 gift saves state science fair

Hawaii 'surf reserves' bill hits sudden wipeout in Legislature

Meheula, Winer lawfirm scammed out of $300K

Mililani Restaurant Owner Attacked: Suspect Accused Of Rape, Robbery, Assault (38 priors)

Maui officer surrenders on drug charges

CT&T's Hawaii manufacturing plant could generate 400 jobs

Is Alii Parkway project dead? No funds, more burial sites and little initiative point to yes

30-meter telescope inching closer to reality

Residential tax rates rising: West Hawaii districts to be hit hardest

Kauai:  Furloughs still on table

SB: Welfare services reform should still be pursued

About $10M in food stamp money goes unclaimed by needy

800 more soldiers will serve in Iraq

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Friday, May 07, 2010
May 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 6387 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”

WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory

Taxes and Insurance make Hawaii most expensive State to own a car 

Hawaii-based 307th Signal Battalion deploying to Afghanistan

Abercrombie in “Danger Zone” due to atheist attack on Aiona

Feds: Union Wrong, Teachers Can Work Legally For Free

Hawaii Democrats' Power Focus

News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

CT&T, an electric vehicle manufacturer, hopes to build a plant, theme park and resort on Oahu

Lawsuit contends hotel's lights put rare Hawaiian birds at risk

Waste mismanagement

Maui:  $19.4M bottled up in tax appeals

State plans to auction ancient fishponds

Kaua‘i hosts National Day of Prayer

Kenoi's proposal cuts $11M from budget, boosts property tax rates 31.5%

Brenda Ford: “Somebody's going to make a lot of money off the fund. The people said 2 percent to buy land."

Ooma hearing draws strong opposition

Water rate increases for ag users fiercely opposed

Hawaiian Air gets tentative OK for Honolulu-to-Haneda route

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010
May 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 5234 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

New National Democrat Poll Confirms 8-Point Lead For Djou

Obama to Inouye: Dump Hanabusa

Governor Lingle invites public comments on veto decisions

VIDEO SB2646: Hawaii surfing reserves killed by House Democrats

Debate Fact Check: Ed Case vs. Reality

Aiona calls on panel to approve Laupahoehoe Charter

Maui News polls gay civil unions >>> link

Star-Bulletin polls gay civil unions >>> link

Advertiser polls whether Case or Hanabusa should drop out of race >>> link

Lingle's job approval hits lowest level so far

Lingle's cuts kept in budget

Akaka Bill splits candidates

Strangelove Advertiser: Stop worrying and learn to love stimulus

Advertiser to Big Island: Drop Dead

Sierra Club Hawaii Issues Dual Hawaii Special Election Endorsement

Kenoi says he has no interest in running for Lt. Gov: Has raised over $47K

Hawaii Ranked 12th Worst In State Preschools

Honolulu daily papers now have one owner

Kona police captain says charges unlikely: Fellow officer files complaint following DUI stop

Man claims police illegally confiscated his pakalolo

Maui Council defers plan to reduce tax exemption

Council to consider land fund, redistricting

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Sunday, May 02, 2010
May 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 6658 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou momentum continues to build: New poll shows Djou with significant lead as voting begins 

Abercrombie: Gay Rights Trump Will of the People

Hawaii Poll: Djou now leads Democratic rivals in congressional race by 8 points

SB: Lingle should allow civil unions to save Democrats’ election chances this fall

Djou casts ballot, holds rally

By mail election forces new strategies

Hawaii's system for conducting state elections remains in place

Cayetano's memoir earns top book award

Gingrich to Maui GOP — Take advantage of ‘failures of the dominant party’

5 unions oppose state bid by mayor, endorse Abercrombie

Democrats meet on Maui, Big Isle

Hawaii preparing to turn mental health services over to insurers

Parents Request Documents On School Furloughs

UH-West Oahu campus awaits green light from governor

County suing Hokulia: Breach of contract suit latest in string of litigation over development

Honokohau Harbor parking: Businesses claim violation on fee plan (Recreational Renaissance)

Fidell: FWW rakes in $7M / year

Newspaper giant leaves the islands

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Saturday, May 01, 2010
May 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 AM :: 6026 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka Bill: Aiona still concerned about Abercrombie’s new version

Hannemann Won't Take Position On Civil Unions Bill, Abercrombie calls him wimp  (Aiona is only anti-444 candidate)

Hanabusa challenges Case's voting record while Dems target Djou  (Djou is only anti-444 candidate)

SB: Gov holds civil unions' fate

Businesspeople speak up on potential impact of civil unions in Hawaii

SB: Hold line on tax hikes, even past election year

Oahu rail project back on track after airport plan approval

Advertiser Editor Mark Platte moves to TV, ADV terminations begin Monday

Psycho Obama Birth Certificate Critic Visits Hawaii

State stepping in to help Naalehu school (Failure rewarded with $11M)

Mayor ‘upset’ with handling of ’11 budget, termination of vacant positions

Union asks Legislature to probe worker's death

Oahu moves into final phase of curbside recycling expansion

Housing discrimination exists on Kaua‘i

Union to hold rallies in Hana next week

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
April 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 5751 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii Legislature: Sgt at Arms called to protect visitor from Rep. Cabanilla’s child molester

Sources: Legislature to vote on Gay civil unions

John Carroll: I believe Larry Mehau supports me for Governor

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

Congressional debate May 3rd on Hawaii News Now

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

Furlough solution gains passage

PBN: Hawaii lawmakers kill tech tax credits

Doctor shortage keeps Shapiro out of Hilo

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

Have unions outlived their original purpose?

Consolidation of 2 newspapers scheduled to begin next week

Gaps found in fire inspection records

Pit used to burn prison records

Kaua‘i developer gives county 138 acres of oceanfront property

Councilor eyes ban on riding in truck beds

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 4640 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Escalate II  (Still nearly zero Special Election coverage)

SB: Lingle vetoes tax hikes, but overrides expected

Voters to decide on appointed school board

Shapiro: Time to cut a deal on school furloughs

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

It Works!  More seek shelter following tent ban

AP: HI lawmakers vote to limit Obama document requests

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

Buying Our Way Out of Problems Rather Than Setting Priorities

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

Council passes resolution backing Hawaiian recognition

Jobs bill an anti-business mess that should stay vetoed

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

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

Ballots with only English challenged

Lingle hedges airline support

Charter school must move, set up new site

Bill to dissolve Aloha Tower agency dies in Legislature

Visitor arrivals jump 9.3 percent

Lawmakers pass bill to protect public access to beaches

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

In-car smoking ban raises legal questions

Lingle vetoes DHS-reorganization bill, saying it is discriminatory

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

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Monday, April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:54 PM :: 7336 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

Lingle calls on teachers, principals to reopen schools over HSTA/BoE objections

Honolulu Special Election: "Democrats petrified, going nuts"

Akaka may quit in 2012: Ed Case talks about Senate “opportunity”

With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers

Bill requiring number of public school days heads for final votes

Civil unions bill must be voted on  (Another religious leftist)

Democrat Advertiser: The high cost of economic optimism

Obama's sister glad to be back in Hawaii after long visit to D.C.

Voter numbers up 9,000 in advance of special election

A timid rewrite of campaign spending law

SB: Tobacco fund needs to be kept healthy

Capitol Round Up - April 26, 2010

Soft-on Crime Appeals court rules out evidence in murder of pregnant woman

Kawaiahao Church: Leader accused of theft resigns

Developed in Hawaii: Corn that can resist drought a 'blockbuster'

Maui Land & Pineapple names new CFO

Farm-worker housing bill hits home stretch

In Hawaii, the Most Powerful Waves Can Be Found at the Side of the Road

ACORN brought poor pimps into domestic politics (by Piven of Cloward-Piven fame)

 

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
April 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:56 PM :: 4077 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii stakes high in all-mail House vote

Stretched schedule: DoE to be forced to provide 180 days (HSTA’s game busted)

Hawaii counties won't lose hotel-room tax share to state

Counties keep hotel room tax but the revenue chase goes on  (TAX INCREASE)

Retaliation: Senate Democrats, Democrat media reject truth-teller as UH Regent

The Democratic dilemma on gay unions

Hanabusa picks up Local 5 endorsement

Police officer is arrested for drunken driving

Anti-'birther' exemption would imperil public access

Atheist files Complaint filed over prayers at Honolulu City Council sessions: similar action planned against Senate

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 7057 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

Legislature shoots down Aerospace Office after Hawaii signs agreement with NASA

House Republican Budget funds clean energy without tax hike

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

Bill to move up Hawaii’s illegal 2012 primary date

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

Lawmakers Approve $67 Million To End Furloughs

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

Legislature advances constitutional amendment for appointed BoE 

Once Hawaii Was The Educational Leader

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

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

Health officials urge lawmakers to spare anti-smoking programs

Isles hailed for shielding patients from bad doctors

Hawaii had 7 ‘mass layoffs’ in March

Embattled Liquor Commission Admin. Resigns

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

Herkes: Why no water for Ocean View?

Islands push for Obama library

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:33 PM :: 5825 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show

Gay Civil Unions: No rest until April 29

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

Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature

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

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

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

Honolulu Budget includes tax increases

Honolulu Recreation cuts part of political game with State

Hawaii rents, already least affordable in nation, get worse

Maui prison plans revived

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

Hawaii fireworks bill left sputtering in political maneuver

Maui: Decision to run brings mixed views

Dopers grill police on pot

Baby on board? No smoking allowed

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

Sex offender faces a $2.5M civil judgment

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 6370 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

SB: Hawaii stifling charter schools

Waters of Life looks to future

Union Shills’ plan to launder HSTA demands into Gubernatorial campaign

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

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

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

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

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

Canceled contract cost keeps rising

Aid cut proposed for aged, disabled

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

2 charged in murder over pakalolo

City ban on tents goes into effect

Controversial “Lanai” Council member eyes top Maui job

Council again grapples with concurrency

Kauai Administration trying to improve project accountability

Jack in the Box begins selling BLENDED Kona coffee

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 3977 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

SB: Inouye's gift seen as more 'revenge'--The $100,000 donation to a national group could undercut Case

Pay at the pump to feed HGEA make-work jobs: Hawaii lawmakers pass barrel tax, bar aid office closings

BOE bill gives voters say: Hawaii voters may decide if governor should appoint Board of Education

Union Shills end Capitol sit-in

Hawaii Business: Fixing Schools is a Broken Process

Hawaii private schools feeling economic pressures: Holy Trinity, Word of Life Academy will close in June (But DoE gets $2B)

Royal Hawaiian Band musicians and backers hope for a reprieve from budget cuts

Environmental reviews get stale quickly  (Supreme Court’s Turtle Bay Agenda exposed)

Roadblocks on the Path to Hawaii’s Energy Future

Job offers made to 600 Advertiser employees

Thousands Of Business Complaints Could Be Kept Secret

Does Hawaii need more fishing regulations?

Former Honolulu councilman Felix to pay $50,000 fine

Race for Lanai seat heating up

TV's Tea Party Travesty

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Monday, April 12, 2010
April 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 5952 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Poll: Djou tied for lead in Congressional race

Is your church ready to vote May 1-22?

HB444: Civil Unions supporters continue push for gay marriage

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

Revised Akaka bill unsettles Isle GOP

Focus on HSTA, Lingle tells rally

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

Nominees for regent face confirmation hearings tomorrow

SB: Settlement rightly favors Maui players

ADV: Trash pact with HWS reeks

Changing mindsets key to reducing plastic bottles, residents say

With biofuels, burning of cane may go up in smoke

Council confronts nonprofit cuts

Big Island hospital to cut 13 workers

Hawaii losing some enchantment as wedding site for nonresidents

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Saturday, April 10, 2010
April 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 AM :: 9292 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Out of money, Puna DoE school shutting down next week

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

SB: Democrats' ad on Djou deemed false

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

Prison guards allegedly threaten to shoot Hawaii Senator

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

Prison guards lobby lawmakers over proposed cuts

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

Honolulu rail route change may oust some Ualena Street shops

Allow me to refresh mayor's memory

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

Grown-ups at sit-in ticketed

Hawaii public school candy ban fails

Kam School blames lawyer in Hawaiians-first dispute

Hawaii Pork Report Exposes Piggie Pies in the City

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

Flags stolen from veterans center

Higa sex harassment case settled, lawyer says

Fight sparks Keaau High lockdown

Maui Residents appeal to preserve funding

Residents see some progress, poll shows

NKorea vows to keep building nuclear bombs

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
April 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 9908 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

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

Inouye to beg Pelosi not to support Case

The squeeze is on: Taxing bills gain momentum

Hawaii Legislature Tackles Controversial Public Education Issues

School fixes engage gov candidates

25 Parents, kids stage Lingle office sit-in

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

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

Log Cabin Republicans Endorses Charles Djou for Congress

Hawaiian Telcom seeks initial public offering

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

More info on possible Star-Bulletin Buyers

ADV: Maui water ruling should favor HC&S

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

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

GTMO Greenwell opposes Kenoi's stringent restrictions

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

Enviros continue to harass Kona fish farm operators

EPA fines Gay and Robinson, Kula Lodge for cesspool violations

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

Fire Commission against allowing Kauai mayor to pick chief

Another Government–controlled market

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
April 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:22 PM :: 6099 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Win or lose, Inouye to back Hanabusa in September Primary

Proposed Hawaii Barrel Tax Hike Just Another Money Grab

Isle GOP's platform drops some language on Hawaiians

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

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

New computing could save Hawaii DoE millions

Many of Hawaii housing project's residents back mandatory curfew

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

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

SB: Marshallese due nuke-test damages despite legal ruling

Many Hawaii care homes lack liability insurance

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

Hawaii Teachers’ Union Incites Teachers to Blame Governor for Furloughs

Appeals court affirms ruling denying furlough Friday injunction

Economists Issue Letter Opposing Proposed 25 Percent General Excise Tax Hike

Police say HPP man wanted on multiple meth charges

Maui: Trial of accused spy set to begin

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

Housing market picks up

 

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Monday, April 05, 2010
April 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 7913 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hannemann cancelled speed bumps for Kailua’s fatal Wanaao Road

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

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

National Dems Consider Backing Case

Djou, Case, Hanabusa to debate April 13 Moiliili

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

SB: Act quickly to protect state health care law

SB on Probation HOPE: Budget cuts imperil justice in Hawaii

Same-sex union backers picket for vote on measure

Puna’s Fred Blas honored with Ola Pono Award

Generations rally to back LHS ‘history’

HCC to wrap rail station into campus plans

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

Shrimp farm committed to sustainability, official says

What does economic recovery mean for Kaua‘i?

Bill might bite shark tours

Sign-waving tradition returns for House race

Maui News nails climate fraudsters

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Sunday, April 04, 2010
April 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:05 PM :: 7095 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

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

Dems Wary Of Hawaii Special Election

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

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

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

OHA trustees may face tougher path to election

Police chiefs pressured legislators on pot bill

State Historic Preservation agency urged to shape up

Support dwindles for “Birther” bill limiting access to records

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

Student housing gets face lift

E-W Center: Political Attitudes under Repression

Kenoi pushes ethics changes again

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

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Saturday, April 03, 2010
April 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 5695 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hanabusa pulls “deceptive” ads, mailers

Full Text: Governor Lingle on ‘Island Insights’

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

Case highlights time in Washington, forgets to mention ineffectiveness

Lingle estimate on health bill criticized as incomplete

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

Maui News polls School Reform

Terms sway furlough debate

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

All Kaua‘i SNAP offices to close

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

House panel chairman resurrects shark fin bill

Councilman suggests Big Isle police officers, firefighters forego raises

Hawaii crops, algae may get funded for military biofuel

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

A time for timeshares

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Friday, April 02, 2010
April 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 AM :: 6603 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

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

Inouye: Rail is “project that goes on forever”

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

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

Dem Legislators’ Reports blast gov's strategy

Linda Smith: Union Put Hawaii Teachers in Bad Position

Latest DoE gambit: Cut funding for Lahainaluna Boarding School

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

Bottle Tax could rise if Redemption Fund Raided

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

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

House panel kills medical marijuana dispensaries bill

Alleged pot farmers await trial

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

'Affirmative government' could foster public civility

Show me some political porn for Democrats

Census returns sixth lowest in U.S.

Guard soldier 'wanted to serve'

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Thursday, April 01, 2010
April 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 5194 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

FULL TEXT: Hawaii Pork Report finds $300M in waste, abuse, and mismanagement

VIDEO: Hawaii Meth Project welcomed at Legislature

Neil Abercrombie Blasts Condi Rice. Blames Affirmative Action?

Shapiro: Hanabusa ad boldly deceptive

Hawaii environmental law being reshaped in private talks

Fake Plan put to vote: Teachers endorse union plan to end furloughs

ADV: Flawed? Sure, but DHS plan is worth trying

Ban on tents, shopping carts in parks across Oahu signed into law

Honolulu Council Member Romy Cachola’s Scoops on the Rail

Hilton plans major renovations in Waikiki

Station owners must reveal merger details

Aloha Bowl among record Bankruptcies

Sorry: Mizuno apologizes to Governor

Marijuana charge dropped against Honolulu police officer

Ex-MPD officer enters not guilty plea to 25 charges

Shapiro: Charter school kids get something to chew on (candy ban)

SB: Clamp down on cockfights

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
March 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 4310 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

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

Election of BOE may go on Hawaii ballot

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

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

Democrat Borreca: Latest poll offers little to reassure isle GOP

Democrat Burris: Layoffs can cost us more, long term

SB: New health law a boon to Hawaii small businesses

Honolulu still tops list of costliest U.S. cities

Kenoi proposes property tax increase to offset declining property values

 

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

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

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

Hemmings: Undersea Cable a Multibillion Boondoggle

ADV: A creative way to pay for that solar heater

Mixon won't be reprimanded (or fired)

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Monday, March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 5731 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii barrel tax may rise nearly 3,000%

Socialist Hawaii 49th in charitable giving

SB: Car-seizure bill an empty gesture

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

200 rally against proposed homeless lunatic project

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

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

Bird Kill hypocrisy: Environmental groups sue KIUC

Eco-scammers blame fake coral extinction on fake global warming

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

Kauai County manager proposal dormant, but not dead

Shipment of Honolulu's trash delayed until end of April

Catholic policy toward gays misguided

SB: Hawaii a natural place for Obama library site

Shapiro: Local TV news lacks serious reporting

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Thursday, March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 PM :: 3961 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

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

Aiona: State needs to boost efficiency, encourage business

Hanabusa Ad Misleadingly Claims She “Cut Legislative Salaries”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoping for Matson Monopoly backing, Abercrombie starts defending Jones Act

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

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

Pay-to-Play legalized in Campaign finance bill

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

Court will name new Kamehameha trustee

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

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

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

Last pieces of Maui Pine sold at auction

Hilo Vets home nearly full after shaky start

Hawaii-based general admonished for advocating gay ban

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
March 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 7046 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

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

Goodwin Liu: Obama’s Most Radical Judicial Nominee

Lingle considers joining lawsuits against federal health care law

Special election offers 3 distinct candidates

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

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

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

Survey: Hawaii ‘09 tax collections fell 8.4%

HGEA, poverty industry urge tax increase

Plan to end Hawaii teacher furlough days tied to constitutional amendment

State audit to delay rail project by 3 months

Hawaii Senate Considering Conveyance Tax Hike to Fund Homeless Housing

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

Army, Native Hawaiian community to sign symbolic accord

Hawaii pitching Google for super-fast internet

Cigarette? Not in front of the kids

31% of Honolulu residents embroiled in “organic” cult

Baby boom drives population as exodus continues

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

Nurses union endorses Hooser

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Sunday, March 21, 2010
March 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 5683 Views :: Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

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

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

As Congress votes, Honolulu Advertiser floods zone with Obamacare propaganda

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

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

SB: Gubernatorial candidates must speak up on budget cuts

Broadcaster Robertson speaks highly of Aiona on '700 Club'

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

Abercrombie pretends fixing schools would be priority as governor

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

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

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

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Saturday, March 20, 2010
March 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:31 PM :: 5375 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

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

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

Lingle slams bill restricting governor's powers

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

Governor, top budget aide defend Hawaii investments following audit

Fitch downgrades CPB rating:  FDIC could seize bank March 31

Honolulu real estate market 14% overvalued, study says

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

Next Year’s DoE Calendar continues Furlough Fridays

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

Honolulu loses 7,900 private-sector jobs

Proposal promotes safe areas in state parks for the homeless

Engineers: Shoddy Construction at UH Manoa began 89 years ago

Hawaii Residents: Taxed to Death and After

Proposed $5/barrel 'Oil Tax' Hike Bill

General Excise Tax Increase Will Stall Any Hope of Economic Recovery

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

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

Enviros attack Kauai Shrimp Farm

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

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Friday, March 19, 2010
March 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:19 PM :: 4560 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

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

Overtaxed Hawaii: Protest against GE Tax hike March 23

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

Hawaii auditor says budget aides may have violated law with investment

Laupahoehoe Charter school block could trip Race to the Top

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

ADV: Homeless: New laws fine but more pressure needed

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

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

Earthjustice: Solar Energy Foes Try to 'Block' Sun

Crash sparks calls to ban truck-bed riders

Businesses Hit Hard by Costly Jones Act Regulations

The Senate's proud porkers

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

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

Hawaii wants Obama presidential library

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

Maui County and DOE sued over ballfields

Former MPD officer arrested on theft and drug charges

Prospective buyers tour county's Hamakua land

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Thursday, March 18, 2010
March 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 4265 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

Maui TEA Party protest against Obamacare Thursday

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

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

Birtherism: Hawaii Legislature set to "fuel the fire"

SB: Don't raise the GET

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

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

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

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

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

Honolulu councilman Rod Tam votes to censure himself

Honolulu will ban tents, carts in parks

ADV: A leaner bank is better than no bank

Sen. Inouye's earmarks have helped Hawaii

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

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

Smoking bill moves ahead (Another day, another ban)

State House moves bill to analyze light rail for Maui

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

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
March 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:28 PM :: 5644 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

VIDEO: Djou files for election, releases first commercial

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

Military voting law could affect Hawaii primary date

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

VIDEO: Hawaii Senate Committee considering retroactive 55% Death Tax

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

ADV Polls GE Tax Hike

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

ADV: Saving jobs but not making them

Matson Campaigns for Hanabusa

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

Albatross: Hanabusa wins HSTA endorsement

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

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

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

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

State hearing to consider Maui wind power plant

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

Musicians union slams the symphony's 'brass'

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Monday, March 15, 2010
March 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 PM :: 5254 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Vermont Schools to Celebrate Islamic Feast Sept 10

Debate on tap for Congress hopefuls (Tonight—tickets available)

Djou hits Tam plan to cancel allowance: The City Council will hear a resolution this week to censure Tam

Mufi inflates rail employment numbers—project will peak at 2,000 temporary jobs

Hawaii to help fund new workers' health care: State will cover half of new employees' medical premiums

At UH, the message may not be sinking in

Plan advocating sterilization continues to spark criticism, debate, support

Children born of addiction: A program for addicted women could soon lose funding to feed the HGEA

SB: Inouye should heed wind shift on earmarks

Union retirees support raising excise tax

ADV: HPD made right decision on DUI site

Woman alleges sexual extortion, theft in suit against Maui PD, 2 ex-officers

New climate report details extreme risk to Isle birds (yep, some people still believe in global warming)

 

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Sunday, March 14, 2010
March 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 PM :: 4908 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

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

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

Aiona sees ‘need’ to run for governor

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

Despite progress on repairs, DoE projects still await funding

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

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

Asking investors to leave, please

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

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

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

Get to know KIUC board candidates

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Saturday, March 13, 2010
March 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 6567 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Am Spectator: Djou Hopes for Hawaiian Surprise

Obamacare vote count: 189 of 216 needed for House passage

Ed Case in Congress: Influence less than zero

Native Hawaiian government Akaka Tribe may become reality by August

Furlough Deal tied to abolition of BoE?

Lingle blasts Legislature for 'shibai' budget tactics

UPW membership OKs new contract

Hawaii tax revenues fall 3.5%

Obama chooses 1st young Gramscian appeals court nominee

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

Council considers censure for Tam

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

Audit: HSTA Member benefits Corp “grossly mismanaged”

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

Maui Pine inventory auction March 23 (thanks, OHA)

Home plan finally OK'd on 16th try

Public campaign financing has few takers

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

LG candidate touts plans for state

Feds raided homes as well as THC Ministry

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

Oahu electric bills go up about $8.34

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
March 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:58 PM :: 4392 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Overtaxed Hawaii? Rally at Capitol April 15

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

ADV: Marijuana shops? Wowie, what a bad idea

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

Bad economy reduces isle union membership

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

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

Burris: Campaigns will always rely on big spenders

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

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

Lingle picks acting director of DCCA

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

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

Maui Land & Pineapple reports $123.3 million loss

Life and times of Hilo's landfill

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

Hawaii County: Another tobacco ban

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

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Sunday, March 07, 2010
March 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 5068 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

In Congress, Hawaii now represented by Lorraine C. Miller

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

Past violators of Isle campaign spending laws continue giving

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

ADV: Rod Tam should be prosecuted for theft

Hawaii may depend on bonds to help finance home solar systems

Old OR&L route defended for rail transit

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

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

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

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

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

Kauai CRC examines contracts: Amendment would loosen ethics code

On-demand cars a ‘green alternative’ for visitors

Kona anti-development attitudes shift

Fluoride sensitivity is prevalent in several plant species

Coquis mutate: Size of tennis balls?  Volkswagens?

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Saturday, March 06, 2010
March 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:02 PM :: 4780 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Ousted Zoning Chair Rod Tam is secret partner in $1 Billion North Shore development hui

Lawmakers want to delay vote to replace Abercrombie (Fund unions before democracy)

GOP Chairman Ka'auwai Responds to Legislative Hearing on Special Election for CD-1

New newspaper to be called Honolulu Star-Advertiser

ADV Excuses: Honolulu councilman Tam denies faking meal expense claims

SB with More Excuses: Tam denies misuse of city funds

PBN: Make Hawai`i government efficient, don't raise taxes

SB: City budget is frugal, but tax hike may hit renters

Convicted: Karen Ertell's Murderer Faces Life In Prison Without Parole

ADV: A new form of reefer madness?

2 State Procurement Web sites hacked

Carlsmith Ball sued $25M for conflict of interest

Maui County to enter settlement talks with Molokai Ranch

Maui Lani developer wins costs tied to trial

Officials discuss bag ban slated in January: Maui County businesses remain wary of costs

Wind farm developer gets loan guarantee

Rep. Massa's Early Exit From House May Ease Passage of Health Care Bill  (NY Democrat Rep. sacrificed because of Abercrombie?)

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Thursday, March 04, 2010
March 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 9120 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Obama voters a no-show at Hawaii Democratic caucuses

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

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

Shapiro: The plain truth on the schools

Impact of hurricane relief fund raid questioned

Internet sales tax pushed for Hawaii

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

Hawaii lawmakers OK jobless tax break

SB: Core issue remains in complaints against Kamehameha Schools

UH-Manoa scores low in survey of students

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

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

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

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

Jet tax fails to take flight

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

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

NYT Desperation: Global warming cultists now claim opponents are Creationists

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
March 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:28 AM :: 7886 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Hawaii's all-mail congressional election set for May 22

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

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

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

School Furlough bills move forward

Gov blasts audit as 'defamatory'

On May 22 Charles Djou Could Take Hawaii For Republicans!

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

MSNBC: Former Big Island Teacher In Prison For Meth Distribution

Privacy in Kamehameha suit denied

Students rebel over uniform proposal

Global warming fraudsters’ goal: $7/gallon gasoline

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
February 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 8321 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Photos: Tsunami surge in Hilo, Kahului

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

Star-Bulletin to close if no buyer found

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

2 bills on school time still alive

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

Oahu's 'wild west' garbage piles gone

Hawaii's rural development fight rekindled in valley on Oahu

ADV: Hopeful but elusive signs of recovery

Tsunami Warning center learns from miscalculation

Waves couldn't catch rhythm of the Slinky

UH regent hopefuls named

Aiea firm to build $200M biorefinery

Timeshares Imploding

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