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Thursday, August 12, 2010
August 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 PM :: 8392 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

Flip-Flop-Flip: Hannemann again refuses to take position on Gay Civil Unions

Time tight for Akaka Bill-but Akaka claims to have the votes

Changes proposed to state land rules: The first revisions in 16 years involve shoreline boundaries and permits

Debate: Hannemann, Abercrombie bicker over “agenda”

Abercrombie unable to think of any achievements other than winning elections and showing up

Democrat Candidates skirt chances to provide specific plans

Caldwell: 'The Number One Job of the City is To Create Jobs for All of Us.'

Pittsburgh Fundraiser:  Hannemann campaign, aide agree to pay small fine

The Hill: Vulnerable Dems support state aid bill

US Congressman Djou Condemns N. Korea for Detainment of South Korean Boat

ILind: Brian Schatz is not raking in the bucks from a non-profit sinecure at a Democrat slush-fund, really

Maui HD 11: Molester associates Bertram and Halperin demand criminals be let out of jail: Bertram also demands more marijuana

Republican Dudek stays on ballot: Judge blocks Election Commission from giving Donna Mercado Kim a free ride

Nishiki is target of rivals at Kula candidates forum

Kenoi: No $100 Aina Lea dinner

3 Big Island courthouses to close

Report: Area unsafe:  PTA visitors Professional protesters speak up about having to sign a safety waiver

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
August 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 6593 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie part of Democratic Socialists of America Caucus at Democratic National Convention

City, State, EPA agree to Federal consent decree for Honolulu sewage treatment

Inouye, minions challenge Governor over $26B pork package 

Mufi donors: Pay-to-Play SSFM leads pack

Mayoral campaign: Prevedouros calls for nuclear power

HGEA rejects molester’s employer Cabanilla (And still deciding on Say)

HGEA announces endorsements

Sierra Club endorsement: Another albatross around Abercrombie's neck

Brian Schatz: “Hemp as a crop, is an idea that should be explored….”

Anonymous Army rehab program gains support

Hawaii bases could escape DoD budget cuts

Lingle Eyes China For More Tourism Help

Hawaii Kai farmers face 25-fold rent hike

Na Wai Eha: Streams flow again — along with controversy and conflict 

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Monday, August 9, 2010
August 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:15 PM :: 7890 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Akaka, Inouye meet with Reid over Akaka Bill

Ed Case: Racism and localism in Hawaii politics has dark side

Shapiro: Djou a true test for GOP

Abercrombie Donors: Not Pay-for-Play Mitsunaga leads pack

Group urges people to vote for appointed education board (two BoE members call for appointed Board)

Terror grips Maui, Molokai, Big Isle as fate of several Hawaii schools in hands of BOE members

DoE Team prepares to bid for $75M RTTT grant

Koller: DOE's bungling of lunch program shows need for comprehensive audit

Abercrombie: Hannemann Left Honolulu in 'Worst Financial Position of Any City I Can Imagine'

Hanabusa’s Half-Truth: I Cut Waste and "Saved Us Millions"

Honolulu mayoral hopefuls to debate

DOJ to meet Sen. Cornyn after stalling on MOVE (Hawaii’s illegally late Primary date)

Hawaii Army National Guard Soldiers Mobilize For Afghanistan

Hawaii sugar grower working to power Navy (Next Big Thing #1)

A project in Waikiki hopes to harness deep-sea water to power air conditioning (Next Big Thing #2)

Some Kalama Valley residents express concern over proposed residential development

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Sunday, August 8, 2010
August 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:21 AM :: 10370 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

Mufi’s Republican Army: The Bush Family Connection

Leonard Appointment: How they voted

The 'Birthers' Began on the Left

Djou on MSNBC: “We’ve lost 2.5 million jobs since the stimulus package was created. That’s not progress.”

Borreca: “Lingle stumbles in effort to remake state Judiciary” (How Recktenwald lost favor)

Kauai prosecutor prosecutes former boyfriend for crime she is implicated in

Looking at the Bar Association Board

Hanabusa promises to raise your taxes

Democrats scrap over ads; Aiona stays upbeat

Abercrombie: “Confrontation, finger-pointing and name-calling”

State agency clears Honolulu rail contracts (decision backs Hannemann over Abercrombie)

Anti-Superferry protesters target Navy sonar (again)

Costs piling up two years into Molokai water lawsuit

Juror: Without DNA evidence, Makanani walks on sex assault

Seed money: A koa plantation on the Big Island courts investors to buy tiny trees and then reap rewards over 25 years

UH professor helps boost Vietnam's clinics

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
August 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 6748 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Congress.org: "Abercrombie is a follower"

FULL TEXT: Federal Judge rules Calif. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Lingle pushes for Leonard

SA EDITORIAL: Confirm Leonard nomination

Leonard appointment: Lingle prepared to bust Democrats stalling tactics

Pelosi endorses Abercrombie, Responds to Mufi commercial

Labor King: Another Mufi Lie busted by Omidyar’s Abercrombie lovin’ CB

Taking over: Steve Case’s ownership in ML&P now at 62.8 percent

California's Proposition 8 ruling to affect Hawaii's fight over civil unions

Shapiro: No marriage right spelled out in Constitution 

Ruling energizes civil-union advocates: Both supporters and opponents look to a possible Supreme Court decision in the case

Homosexual assault on Calvin Say to be tried August 9

SHOPO endorses Pacarro for prosecutor

WaPo: FedEx, Northrop Grumman give to Inouye’s pet projects

DoE Targets Molokai school for closure -- 16 miles to next school

Hawaii census worker due back in federal court today

National Review plugs Hawai`i Free Press

Omidyars join others in donation pledge

"JOBENOMICS" Author in Hawaii to pitch Paakea Quarry expansion(???), foreign investor tax credits

A tropical fish collecting ban?

State Rep. Denny Coffman named Legislator-in-Residence at UH-Manoa

County challenging candidate's residency claims

Runway Under Water? Honolulu Planners Seek Study of Climate Change Impacts on Transportation

NYC: Abandoned elevated rail system transformed into magnificent park

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
August 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 PM :: 6025 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hawaii 3rd most indebted state

Even with furloughs, Edison curriculum turns around 14 failing Hawaii DoE schools

Hawaii Right-to-Life announces 2010 Political Endorsements

Bank bailouts: Maxine Waters faces ethics charges—Inouye next?

Caught on VIDEO: Thief steals Arakawa for Mayor signs in Wailuku

Leonard's ability to lead is doubted by Taniguchi (Dems continue to prepare the “We don’t like you” excuse)

Shapiro: Katherine Leonard: Judgment by character assassination

Hawaii Progressives attack Leonard

Hannemann busted on another lie:  Endorsements by Business Groups

Shapiro: Mufi=Kim jong Il?

Big isle Incumbents Fuel Campaigns With Off-Isle Money

Kauai County manager proposal killed

Rod Tam's Meal Expenses Drop 60% Amid Probes

City ending trash contract

Small isle charities risk losing IRS status

Anti-Superferry commission unable to waive EIS for enviro projects, SA complains bitterly

PUC nears decision on Pasha request for interisland service

Parking fee thief sentenced to probation

Smart Grids Stumble in Hawaii, Baltimore

Hawaii to help Alaska with foster care

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
August 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:31 PM :: 5731 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Lingle: Bar Association refuses to state its reasons for ‘unqualified’ ratings

Poll: Djou leads by 8% margin

Gallup: Hawaii conservatives outnumber liberals, state tops in moderates

Caught on VIDEO: Thief steals Arakawa for Mayor signs in Wailuku

Young leaders of GOP want value-added campaigns

Gay Activists accuse Calvin Say of abandoning wife and kids, investigate Speaker’s water bill

Billy Kenoi’s Proposed tax hike on disabled veterans withdrawn

Fund Race: Hannemann $3.1M, Aiona, $2.6M Abercrombie $2.0M

Caldwell Leads Mayoral Candidates In Fundraising: Carlisle May Win With Less Money

Bar association calls Leonard 'unqualified'

Hawaii State Bar: Leonard, Tootoo unqualified

Judges' 'unqualified' rating is slammed

Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office – 2010 and Beyond

Hawaii bankruptcy filings up 28 percent in July

Are Hawaii exports being counted properly?

Hawaii State Representatives Say and Tsuji Honored as BIO Legislators of the Year

Two companies to release Maui stream water as ordered by the state

KITV VIDEO: Jeremy Harris unsold coffee table books pile up at city hall

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Monday, August 2, 2010
August 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 4615 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislative races: Mainland “Gay Victory” money flowing to molester’s buddy Joe Bertram and HB444 sponsor Blake Oshiro

Duke Aiona: “Creating jobs now”

Anger over civil unions: Hawaii Dems predict loss of 3-6 seats in legislature

KHON profiles TEA Party candidate for State Senate

SA endorses lawsuit to enact HB444

Students, Fridays return to schools: As educators begin the new year, they face curriculum shifts and higher standards

Foreclosures hurt condos: Many face higher fees as some owners fail to pay

Fishpond protected by law may yet be sold: The DOT might use an older law to help in auctioning the land

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Sunday, August 1, 2010
August 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 PM :: 5051 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

“Birthers” smell profit in an Abercrombie governorship?

PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA Designated a World Heritage Site

Lambda: Hawaii Civil Unions suit demands recognition of new family structures, not “equality”

'Culture war' engulfs Hawaii Democrats

Mufi: “Neil has never spent a day in a serious private sector job”

Leonard: Antidote to the activist Supreme court which invented gay marriage, killed Superferry?

Think Tech: “Some people would like to keep the seat empty until Linda Lingle is gone”

Sweet Justice: Superferry protesters projects stymied by lack of EIS

AP: Hawaii: Haven for the homeless?  (Honolulu tent City being promoted all over mainland)

FACE: A city housing office could help … homelessness industry

SA: Sewer pact negotiations need more transparency

Kaneohe charter school evicted to make way for long-term care facility

Hawaii Progressives continue to pump their “Values” book

American Samoa tuna cannery may reopen

 

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Saturday, July 31, 2010
July 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 6094 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Abercrombie, if defeated in primary, refuses to endorse Hannemann

ILWU supports Kirk Caldwell in his campaign for mayor

CB busts another Mufi lie: “Only Candidate Who's Lived and Worked on Neighbor Islands” -- FALSE

Political Radar Puna HD 4: “Hapai could be competitive”

Dems running for Lt. Governor rev up campaigns (Sakamoto vs Hooser?)

BoE: Furlough moms campaign, face off with union boss and transsexual foster parent seeking reelection

$18K in Unreported Gifts: Lobbyists feeding legislators, staff throughout session

HECO’s Green Energy scam to take 2.3% more ‘green’ out of your pocket

Steve Case boosts investment in ML&P: AOL founder could have majority stake after stock sale done

Most of state's alleged stimulus jobs fall outside the private sector

Estimate of daily rail riders rises 21,300

Curfew time's up at public housing

SA takes another swipe at Hawaii Meth Project

School's eviction stands

Three Hawaii Diploma mills target of expose

Hawaii 90-year old robbed by ‘power of attorney’ scammers

Marine monument named World Heritage site

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Friday, July 30, 2010
July 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:49 AM :: 5240 Views :: Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Nat’l Dems on Hanabusa: "We now have sweetness and light in Hawaii — or at least we don't have a lot of darkness."

Hannemann vs Abercrombie at Neighborhood Board meeting: “yelling, screaming, ranting, raving, finger-pointing and name-calling”

Hannemann continues to push tent cities, Abercrombie channels Pol Pot

Djou: Raising $3.8 Trillion In New Taxes a Bad Idea, progressives attack

Federal Project Will Bring Hundreds Of Jobs, Eventually, Sort-of

Civil union opponents regroup after suit filed

Akaka Bill compared to Monty Python's dead parrot

ACT 221 Scammers endorse Abercrombie, Carpenters back Hannemann

Caldwell, Prevedouros File For Mayor, DelaCruz drops out of race

Enemy Propaganda from CB: Legislative Turnover? Not Going to Happen

Hawaii's Jews assess Abercrombie, Hannemann and more at Temple Emanu-El

Djou to speak at gay Republican event

Aloha Update: Hawaii In the Final Running For Educational Funds

Teachers still have their furlough days

SA: Fix immersion school testing

Visitors to Hawaii up for seventh straight month

Judge delays Hawaii garbage shipments to Washington

Koko Head Shooting teaches discipline, focus

Mililani Residents Vigorously Oppose Affordable Housing Complex: Hundreds Attend Neighborhood Board Meeting To Protest

Kalihi Valley Homes Emergency Curfew Lifted

Jury to deliberate fate of accused spy

Hawaii one of “least lazy” states

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 5857 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Governor Lingle’s Legacy Anything but Narrow

Military Voter Act: US DoJ criticized for waiving Hawaii's illegally late Primary date

Djou renews call for Free Trade with South Korea

Djou: “Truth in Spending Act would force Congress to live by financial forecasts”

Hawaii gays, atheists grab for children as part of new legal strategy: Place issue in hands of Hawaii's judiciary (again)

SA to HSTA: DOE, unions must unite to win  (Unions still sabotage RTTT)

National Report: Only 3% of DoE Students graduate college in four years

CB busts Mufi, Neil in lies

Carlsmith Ball Chairman: Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee Katherine G. Leonard is Gifted, Highly Skilled, Well Balanced

Oregon Live: Lawsuit seeks to stop Hawaii trash headed to the Northwest

Hawaii's 2 former Superferrys await sale in Virginia shipyard

Hawaii Congressman Djou Calls for More Guam Funding

Embattled Councilman Tam Files For Mayor's Race, then goes to lunch

Hawaiian Electric to offer lower/higher electric vehicle charging rates

Hawaii sending last of tax refunds

HDR/Hawaii Pacific Engineers wins rail transit design contract

Big Island courthouses may close due to security shortage

Robbery suspect who was shot by father is ex Honolulu police officer 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 6959 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

SA: A step forward for all Hawaiians (Eliminates one of the excuses for the Akaka Bill)

The Rundown: 17 competitive Legislative Races

Shapiro: CJ nominee Katherine Leonard faces the first blades

Judicial appointments will define Lingle's legacy

National Democrats reserve TV time in Hawaii to attack Djou

Firefighters back Caldwell for mayor

BOE Explores Bullying Solutions

DOE Lays Off 40 Workers: Education Officials Look To Cut $142 Million

Lawsuit seeks to raise age for public special education

Hawaii DoE “surprise pick” for RTTT

Diagnostic Laboratory Services: Amphetamine use up 70%

Grove Farm operates quarry at heiau site, “few rocks remain”

Smart grid rollout stalls in Hawaii

Public asked to comment on proposed lawsuit settlement without seeing it

Kauai: Planning Department employees hold second jobs

VIDEO: Police, Greenwell discuss Kona councilman’s arrest

GTMO Greenwell hopes to overturn 'Sunshine Law'

Big Island police seek witnesses to assault in a Hilo bar

Ex-officer gets 30 months in gun case: A history of violence has led to a federal term for Rik Orton

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Monday, July 26, 2010
July 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 PM :: 10185 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

DoE spends $50M for free software

Eleven Opinions: Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee Katherine Leonard

Aiona sees objectivity as key to election win

Abercrombie stresses support for civil unions measure (Single issue candidate?)

Mufi’s wreckage: Repairs tab may top $32B

Shapiro: Do or Die for Hawaii GOP

Teachers head back to ‘full’ school year

Hawaii illegal alien worker law could be affected by Supreme Court case

AP: Life's a beach for some homeless in Hawaii  (Seattle Homelessness Industry demands Tent City in Hawaii)

NYC flies homeless to Hawaii

Dry conditions leave isle farms parched

Project to convert carbon dioxide emissions into fuel slated for Hawaii

Lingle Appoints Ito As Insurance Commissioner

Gallup: More States "Competitive" in Terms of Party Identification

Hawaii GOP Senate candidate calls self 'crazy'

Heftel's widow stops post office renaming

Trial of Census Worker Arrested pushed back to Aug 5, moved to Honolulu federal Court

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Sunday, July 25, 2010
July 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:48 PM :: 4998 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Shapiro: Aiona is “the one who isn’t covered in mud yet”

Borreca: Abercrombie in audience throwing tomatoes

Surprise Lingle appointee Leonard will be looked at closely by the state Senate

City Lawyers Reluctant On Whether Mayor Violated Ordinance

DoE Immersion schools want to abandon English-language standardized tests

Kamehameha Litigants anonymity claim may get “en banc” hearing

SA: Tent cities for homeless could be stopgap solution (for a decade or so)

Man Accused of Deadly Shooting in American Samoa has Hawaii Connection

State's biggest public housing complex tries to close the door on bad perceptions

Foreclosures: Hawaii 1874 law seen as helping lenders, hurting consumers

$32 Million Earmarked For Green Energy Work

KGI: First ‘foul’ called in 2010 elections

Few UH officials disclose protocol spending

The public option

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Saturday, July 24, 2010
July 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 AM :: 4786 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Legislative Scorecard released by Grassroot Institute

Big win for free speech: Senate Passes Anti-Libel-Tourism Law

Wind farm is Maui’s biggest tax deadbeat

If Dems win, LG could be Governor in four years

Hanabusa tries to undo damage from “Bum Information” comments

Hanabusa complains that Djou has gone to Washington

Hawaii unemployment 15.8% when discouraged workers are counted

Deadline for comments on Honolulu rail EIS extended to Aug. 16

HPD “screened”, ran “background checks” on list of union protesters prior to arrests

Poinography: Democrat legislative Staffer wins release of 2000 pages of Lingle administration documents

Arakawa hammers Tavares for buying “expensive koa table” with Homeland Security funds

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Friday, July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 7125 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Will rail plan collapse before November?

Supreme Court: Zoning Statutes Are "Environmental" Laws – individuals can now sue to enforce

Hawaii Leads in Wellbeing; West Virginia Ranks Last

Katherine Leonard picked as next Hawaii chief justice

Honolulu Special Elections To Be Held With Primary Sept. 18

Council chair: criminal probe into Tam's spending "unfortunate"

GOP fields candidate for Kauai seat: A law invoked that allowed for extra filing time did not apply, Democrats complain

Democrat Borreca: In Hawaii, ethnicity plays unspoken (sic) role in politics (Aims at Mufi, nails sovereignty movement)

Healthcare Bill Will Cost Hawaii Taxpayers $204 Million

CB: Big Wind Fuels a Torrent of Big Questions

Unemployment Extension Benefits 10,000 In Hawaii

Union workers arrested during Hyatt protest

Michael Savage Cannibal Comments Criticized (he’s too skinny)

Pentagon Faces Intensifying Pressures to Trim Budget

Retaliation: Kapa‘a man ‘traumatized’ after 3 KPD officers deliver warning for trespassing

Hawaii Co Council seeks Kohala consolidation reconsideration

Sovereignty Activists visit Grover Cleveland birthplace

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
July 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:23 PM :: 6348 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

AtomicMonkey Reincarnated, picks up Abercrombie DSA story: Abercrombie supporters--“Its just going to get nastier”

Secret "DSAer"? Abercrombie’s Denial Raises More Questions

States That Pay The Most Taxes: Hawaii is #1

Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events

In DC: Hanabusa not invited to White House, lectures National Democrats on “Bum Information”

Djou on Fox News: “Every single dollar the government spends comes from a family”

GOP Senate candidate Cam Cavasso launches “Crazy” TV ad

Ka’auwai: Democrats shocked to face “Republican candidate in 95% of the legislative races”

Prevedouros: Mayoral election “a referendum on way City has been run”

Abercrombie accepts 4 debate invitations

Council to set date of mayoral election

Hawaii's major gubernatorial candidates address high tech at venture capital forum

GOP still has chance to field candidate against anti-Superferry protester Rep Herminia Morita

Politico: National Republicans plan boost for Djou, 8 others

Schools to move to online testing: Students can take an exam three times with best results counted to meet federal standards

Former HSTA Director: Furloughs Should Have Been on Paid Holidays Rather Than Fridays

May congressional special election cost $670K

Higa Ordered To Spend 200 Years In Prison

Senate Special Session to consider Lingle’s judicial appointments

Councilman Rod Tam Center Of Criminal Investigation

Carlisle resigns post to join mayor's race

Carlisle reflects on career as City Prosecutor

Hawaii Democrats squabble over naming post office after Cec Heftel

Report: Hawaii new-car sales basically flat for first six months

Lack of hot water persists for years at public housing

New City Bus Route To Serve Homeless at Barber's Point/Kalaeloa

Ballot Access News: Hawaii Candidate Filing Closes; Five Parties Will Have Nominees

BIW: HB444 -- needed to pass

Hawaii #2 in percentage of foreign-owned farmland

A bizarre extortion tale of the South Pacific

AL GORE SEX SCANDAL SHOCKER POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO MORE!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
July 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 PM :: 5539 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou: “We need more private sector jobs, not more public sector programs”

How Charles Djou can do it

Hannemann resigns, Hawaii governor's race officially starts

Off and Running: Hawaii GOP candidates running in nearly every race

Caldwell Becomes Acting Honolulu Mayor: He's The Incumbent, But Do Voters Know Who He Is?

Shapiro: Dumping trash on Apo is mayor's parting act

Waihee: Passage of Akaka Bill will benefit all Hawaii my cronies

A national report calls the state's reading and math standards "mediocre"

SA: Clear up doubts about Act 221

Life Site News: Hawaii Democratic Primary for Governor Splits Over Same-sex 'Marriage'

Abercrombie supporters tag Hannemann for use of race card

Drug-trafficking boss sentenced to 20 years

Hawaii Superferry fell short on paying required fees long before adverse court decision (Historical Revisionism)

Hawaii's oil addiction threatens our island way of life

Honolulu irradiation facility still on drawing board

Maui groups, county end water plant study dispute

Plan to truck Hilo waste to Kona stalled

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
July 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 6663 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

“National Ocean Council” to impose “zoning”, sparks fears of recreational fishing ban

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

Great news! Mufi Hannemann to resign as Honolulu Mayor today

OHA Claims 59 votes for Akaka Bill: 60 needed

Democrat Borreca: Keep raising taxes and don’t check on how the money is spent

Democrat Shapiro: Djou “low on food chain”

Aloun Farm owners deny threats

Abercrombie gave $33,000 to state Democratic Party

Hannemann announces new city mapping software

Thousands in Hawaii lose unemployment benefits

State delays making cuts to program for at-risk children

City clears Maili Point of homeless campers after officials say residents complained: Homeless man torches tent

72 dogs rescued during Leeward coast homeless sweep

GTMO Greenwell arrested after scuffle with police

Kaho‘ohalahala residency hearing comes to a close

UPDATE: Dela Cruz: Farm House Size Limit "Dead"

Hawaii Superferry shorted state

Grid Battery Maker Xtreme Power To Unfurl More Funding

Story of Kamehameha student might be filmed

Hawaii to Receive $740M for Military Construction Projects

The Future of Government?

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Monday, July 19, 2010
July 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 AM :: 6624 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie denies membership in Democratic Socialists of America, blames ‘birthers’

Djou “Rapidly becoming one of most active and outspoken US Reps”

Cayetano, Waihee, Progressives speak up for slavery:  Call for lenient sentencing

Boylan: “I think the Republicans have a shot at Governor”

CB: No, Mufi, That Wasn't "A Right Thing To Say"  (Mufi plays several race cards)

Honolulu Mayor: Carlisle tops poll, Panos second--Captain Kirk tries to stall Mayoral election ‘til November

Elected BoE member supports Appointed Board

Gallup: Obama 68% approval in Hawaii

Inouye hinting at new round of funding for Sandwich Isles Communications? 

Attacked by OHA, Kauai County: Kaua‘i Springs struggling

Nanakuli parcel needed for a construction landfill, not a park

With curfew rule expiring, officials will meet residents

Private tuition rises 'the bare minimum'

Seed Corn, Not Food or Fuel, Is Hawaii's Biggest Crop

Shapiro: UH sports fee wakes up students

U Hawaii Data Breach Echoes 2009 Incident

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Sunday, July 18, 2010
July 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 7063 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

$400M Medicare/Medicaid scam run by parent of Ohana Health Plan

KHON: Vote on Native Hawaiian government may come soon

Star-Advertiser plugs Mufi’s “Tent city for homeless?”  (Seattle's disaster pitched as model!)

Gubernatorial rivals court carpenters union

Carlisle Wins Carpenters’ Endorsement

Data cast some doubt on Act 221's benefits

Hawaii Cannabis Ministry founder ordered held without bail

Big Island Mayor's claim of frugality falls flat

Kauai Council refuses to post agendas, minutes, testimony online

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
July 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 6476 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Prevedouros: Ten Billion Dollars and Counting Spells MISMANAGEMENT

Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak in Kahului

VIDEO: Djou calls for peace in Thailand

Gov. Lingle appoints Charlie Jencks to LUC

VIDEO: Djou on CNBC Worldwide Exchange

Djou co-sponsors “Hawaiian Home Ownership Opportunity Act”

Hannemann would veto civil unions (finally takes a position)

Abercrombie accuses Hannemann of holding "an orgy of self-promotion."

Lingle to appoint replacements as Bunda, Hooser resign

Hawaii Politburo Political Report to make big Media Splash (What progressives expect Abercrombie to do?)

Rail tax collections reach record high

Trash might sail in 2 weeks — cross your fingers

UH Computer Hack Likely Affected 53,000 Members

Big Isle farmer now tallies papaya loss at 13,000 trees

Maui Chamber endorses anti-Superferry Protesters’ Single-member districts Scam

Anti-Superferry protesters complain about Jencks appointment

Brewbaker: Real estate at low; hard times gone

GTMO Greenwell pushes to halt export of aquarium fish

Meth Dealer arrested by Feds after hunting accident in Hilo

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Friday, July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 7790 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Furloughs cause dramatic improvement in test scores

Djou ahead of the pack in campaign fundraising  (Old boys running out of cash)

Fulfilling sewer pact to cost city $4.7 billion (Almost as much as another Rail System)

SA: Stay on track on rail funding

City Council To Set Special Mayoral Election

Shapiro: Carlisle gets SHOPO’ed

How Green is Abercrombie? He Won't Show (But he drives a ‘93 Tercel)

Ward heeler Geo Yokoyama Lionized by Star-Advertiser  (he backs Abercrombie)

Power Struggle in Judiciary?  Moon rescinds all administrative orders

OHA supports changes to Hawaiian recognition bill

A few words from Djou and trash export is approved by Feds

Mayor imposes trash shipping deadline

Hawaii's first-time unemployment claims down by 6.3%

CB: Is the Bluest of States Bleeding Red?

Questions asked of Gov Lingle by media after HB444 Veto

Civil unions supporters launch 'buycott' campaign

New Report Shows 81.3 Percent Of Hawaii Small Businesses Eligible For Health Care Tax Credits

UH Board of Regents approve student athletic fee

'Resignation' bogus, musicians contend

Climate theory holds up despite some bad data (Hilarious)

Founder of ‘THC Ministry' seeking bail on marijuana charges

Hawaii County Ethics Commission declines to block Hamakua land sales

Midweek takes a swipe at pedophiles, ignores their friends in Legislature

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 11268 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Aiona files for Governor: Talks jobs, education, clean energy

Djou campaign raises $935K in 2nd Quarter

Djou: “If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large”

Djou backs line item veto to cut waste

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group says “Whoa” to Kulani Prison land deal

Ugly insults? Or a plot to embarrass a state lawmaker?

CB: Are Student Test Scores Overrated?

Mufi Hannemann endorses homeless camps

Decades of sewer fee hikes: Mufi’s going-away present

Oi: This island's trash snafu is no political treasure for mayor

Veto of HB444 continues to reverberate

Honolulu Weekly Editor threatens to close paper

UH Manoa Teach in which launched Save our Schools immortalized in book

Hawaii leads nation: #1 in Credit Card debt, #2 in Mortgage debt

Police DUI program cut almost in half by internal probe

Lingle nominates three to Circuit Court judgeships

Moon appoints 4 lawyers to district bench

Marijuana minister compared to Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Jones

Honolulu Residents Don't Want National Recognition

City Council Moves Forward With Fireworks Ban (Snobs)

Where did $115 million go?

Hawaii County sells $60M worth of 20-year bonds

Maui Aquarium fish bill advances in council

Anti-Superferry Protester LaBedz pulls papers to run for Kauai mayor

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
July 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 5297 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

VIDEO: Hawaii GOP works to challenge every race

CNBC: Hawaii ranks 48th for business climate

July 7, 1935: Moscow orders first Communists to Hawaii  (75-year anniversary)

Full Text: Lingle sends letter to Senators urging support for amended Akaka Bill 

CB: UPDATE- Lingle Asks U.S. Senators to Pass Akaka Bill

Kahuku Wind Farm Officially Breaks Ground

Gov. Lingle on veto of civil unions bill: "I was very comfortable with my decision"

SA: Overhaul troubled Sheriff Division

HNN:  Exclusive: Police sergeants under investigation for alleged overtime scam stripped of badges, guns

Maui Prosecutor’s office hit with lawsuit

Hawaii's tax revenue slips in recent fiscal year

Census: Hawaii leads nation in ‘minority’-owned businesses

Charter School Faces Eviction

Rep Brower Proposes Homeless 'Safe Zone' at Kakaako

Gift disclosures document unreported lobbyist expenditures

Shapiro: Politics by cheap attack

Hemmings' wife gets probation after guilty plea on theft charge

Planned Parenthood will host open house

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
July 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 9681 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

HSTA demands candidates oppose funds for disabled students

Sen Fred Hemmings endorses Lynn Finnegan for Lt Governor

Kam Schools non-Hawaiian student Kalani Rosell to be subject of book, movie

Hanalani School Team wins robotics World Championship

Star-Advertiser continues Gay Atheist war on Hawaii Family Forum finances

CB: GOP Aims To Field Candidates in Most Local Races

Waihee speaks up for appointed BoE

Candidate says campaign signs stolen

Shapiro: Some candidates for governor we can like

No more excuses, Hawaii: Just do it via absentee voting

Maui groups challenging water commission in court

CB: State Has Huge Bill Coming Due for Retiree Health Care

$100 million traffic center gets moving

Mathew Higa Speaks About Death Of Cyrus Belt

ILWU reiterates its support for Hamas headchoppers, refuses to hear Israeli Consul

SA: Isle fireworks ban is overdue (snobs)

Top UH administrators, Elected Officials report receipt of gifts

Stalled River Street Housing Project May Be Dead

Ulupono Initiative Participates in ClearFuels' Bridge Financing to Accelerate Hawaii Biofuel Market

Master Navigator Mau Piailug Dies

Census looks at Micronesians in Hawaii, Mainland

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Monday, July 12, 2010
July 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 7496 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Neil Abercrombie: Secret member of Democratic Socialists of America?

HuffingtonPost: Duke Aiona “Incredibly smart, focused on key issues”

Former Rep. Cam Cavasso unveils campaign platform in challenge to Inouye

Honolulu Council to hear testimony on Rail EIS Wednesday

No sea level rise: Pacific islands growing not shrinking, says study

Shapiro: Mufi’s Rock ‘n Rollman

DoE prepares to use furloughs as latest excuse for poor test scores

CB: On The Hook - Part 1 (Hawaii’s $16B pension liability)

Audit thrashes Sheriff Division

Opposition hits plan for Maui jail/prison

East Hawaii Ward Heeler George Yokoyama retires after running influential Hawaii County nonprofit

SA: Give alternative balloting a chance

Honolulu mayor bases leadership on Mormon principles (That’s a terrible thing to say about Mormons)

"Rail Is So Ridiculous"

ILind: Richardson-era court authorized improper lobbying and campaign activities, rejected complaints about Bishop Estate appointments

Child killer goes before parole board

ILind: Hawaii Department of Defense admits to “exorbitant” payments for laundry services

Hawaii stops drug discount card program

Maui News Polls Civil Unions 

Equality Hawaii: The governor who vetoed equality

Minority rights never advanced by popular vote

Did Pioneering Pro-Homosexual Judge Have a Conflict of Interest?

12 linked to medical marijuana arrested

Lifelong driver finds his destiny at dump

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Saturday, July 10, 2010
July 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:49 PM :: 5200 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

“Why I left Jihad” Ex-terrorist to speak at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu

Abercrombie Campaign ties six Hannemann operatives to AtomicMonkey site

Thieves Celebrate Independence Day by stealing Aiona, Finnegan campaign signs

Seeking 10 more candidates, Hawaii GOP highlights record of unchallenged Legislators

Rep Jessica Wooley: Disrespectful for Republican to operate video camera 

On civil unions, Neil's a yes, Duke's a no, Mufi's a show

U.S. Rep. Charles Djou files for re-election

5 candidates dip their toes in mayoral waters

It's go, no go, again for trash shipments

PBN: BP disaster draws attention to Jones Act

State To Borrow To Pay Unemployment

Hui puts farmers on ag land

BoE pretends to seek new DoE superintendent

Hawai‘i Welcomes F-22 Raptors

Medical Religious Marijuana Dope dealers peddle 1/2 pound per day in Hilo: Roger Christie's THC Ministry was raided, and federal authorities took hundreds of plants ,13 arrested

Honolulu mayoral candidates weigh in on fireworks ban debate

Young Solomon Islander to represent State of Hawai’i

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Thursday, July 8, 2010
July 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 5473 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Amended Akaka Bill still excludes 73% of Native Hawaiians from Tribe

Aiona on Akaka Bill: "These changes will help to achieve the broad-based support that this landmark legislation deserves.”

Shapiro: Can the Akaka bill survive legislative ineptitude?

Author claims AtomicMonkey blog “Not a Mufi campaign strategy”

Gay/Atheist lobby attacks Vili the Warrior

How Panos Prevedouros could become mayor

Hannemann still hasn’t come out on civil union decision

UPW endorses Hannemann/GLBT Endorses Abercrombie

Gay sex tourists threaten boycott

Inouye Endorses Civil Unions

BOE reform low on candidates' list

Hawaii Island Parent to DOE Superintendent: Don’t Close Our Kohala School

Ways and Means Committee Launches Investigation Into Alleged Airport Mismanagement, Contracting Practices, Wasteful Spending and Favoritism

$394 Million in General Funds Frozen

New Hawaii law aims to put homeless in apartments

Shapiro: Short of banning fireworks, at least pass a decent law

Study: Hawaii second happiest state in the US

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
July 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:26 AM :: 3241 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

WaPo: Charles Djou: Incumbent, underdog

Borreca: Consequences of HB 444 will be felt at the ballot box

Legislators show up in case of Special Session

KITV: Pro-Civil Union Groups Plan Lawsuit

Gay groups react to veto of HB444

Lingle vetoes civil-unions bill

CB: Lingle Dodges Civil Unions Issue

Shapiro: What happens next on Civil Unions depends on November Election

HB444: Maui Time prepares two cover images

Salary cap bill among 29 rejected by Lingle

Group petitions against fare hikes: Yoshioka calls bus fare ‘a bargain’

Ilind speaks up on behalf of Mollway

Abercrombie Special Election cost 'only' $670,000

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
July 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:52 AM :: 5067 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

HB444 opponents to gather at Noon

Progressive Panic on Decision Day

Ilind: Could Abercrombie-Hannemann primary turn off Democratic voters?

Former Board of Education member calls the board dysfunctional

Cataluna: Aiona's fiscal accountability is not the answer (Must NOT audit DoE)

Lingle fails to give credit where tax-hike credit is due

CB: Furlough Fridays in the Rearview

State Weighing Rule Changes for 2 Million Acres

City fined $1.7 million for dumping into Oahu stream

SA: Airfare for homeless has merit

State Dems gather in Kona

Kailua parade filled with political hype

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Monday, July 5, 2010
July 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 AM :: 5580 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Djou to hold Four Talk Story Meetings Monday July 5

Most isle lawmakers back civil unions: Some still struggle with issue as they await governor's decision

Impostors, once unusual, are emerging in ID thefts

WHT: Candidates eye Big Isle:  Neighbor Islands' political clout growing

SA: Sewers settlement needs affordable payment schedule

Census worker taken to court for trespassing

In defense of the Jones Act

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Sunday, July 4, 2010
July 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:29 PM :: 6784 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Civil Unions could boost gay sex tourism in Hawaii

Democrat Borreca: Lingle's future rides on decision over civil unions

Kirk Caldwell plumps for Homelessness industry: “We can’t allow irresponsible and antisocial people to take over our public spaces”

Abercrombie celebrates July 4 by announcing: “We are buried in words”

JACL: Remain vigilant, speak up for justice

Recent changes to an affordable-housing project shortchange early buyers, as politically connected developers rewrite rules to suit themselves

Council panel OKs (STILL SECRET) agreement to upgrade city sewage facilities

Hawaii hotel occupancy continues to climb

Daughter of Senator Mike Gabbard runs for Honolulu City Council

Proposed charter changes affect housing and transit

Native American lawmakers' group picks Hawaii state senator as treasurer

442nd survivors tally dwindling numbers

Hawaii's Landmark Shark Fin Ban Takes Effect

State considers limits on coastal fishing

Hawaii Governor Pardons 11

Contractors in isle bribery case will first face charges in Chicago

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Saturday, July 3, 2010
July 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 6455 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Veto override session dead (gay lobby smacked down)

Civil Beat Climb down:  Pretends to apologize, then calls Business Roundtable liars 

Gay Lobby releases stacked poll

Lingle receives 34,000 comments on civil unions (Gay document dump)

Legislators’ Incompetence costs Hawaii $50M in UCOMP benefits—they blame DLIR

Borreca suggests Mufi has fixed Sewers 

Group pushes petition against city bus fare increase

Farmer targeted by vandals gets help

SA: Ethanol not only alternative

Let's promote a government independent of special interests

Civil Beat Editor: Star-Advertiser print edition to be gone in 3-5 years

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Friday, July 2, 2010
July 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 PM :: 8590 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

Could force Hannemann out of race: Admits AtomicMonkey site produced by Mufi campaign worker

Rep Pat Saiki endorses Ramsay Wharton for Congress--District 2

Maui, Big Island TEA Party rallies July 3, 4 and 7

Shapiro: Abercrombie, Hannemann grapple over AtomicMonkey

Civil Beat launches attack on America for July 4

Hannemann acknowledges poll showing Aiona in lead—but Star-Advertiser continues censorship

Late donations save Kailua fireworks for July 4th

Aiona calls for Education Department audit

Molokai Ranch Attempts to Legalize Water System after being robbed by Hawaii Supreme Court

Kauai Mayor: Drug-treatment facility to be sited in 2010 (after being blocked by OHA)

House Democrats use war funding bill to gut RTTT education reform

Former Hawaii PTSA president sentenced for $34,000 theft

Cataluna: Hannemann copies Jeremy Harris’ Sewer policy

Waimanalo homeless await rumored sweep

HGEA job trust continues assault on tax collection contractor

Inouye to hold Hawaii hearing on stimulus spending

CB: Djou Explains 'No' Vote On Campaign Finance Bill

Moon's involvement in Broken Trust cited in naming of new court

Anti-GMO activists attacking Hawaii Papaya farmers?

Pacific Garbage Patch: There's a what?

School impact fees postponed: Hawaii County won't cooperate

County deal revives stalled Molokai veterans center

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Thursday, July 1, 2010
July 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 9037 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

Poll Panic: Star-Advertiser censors poll showing Aiona in lead, rushes out phone survey on wrong Senate candidate

Stacked Star-Advertiser poll claims Aiona does only 3% better than John Carroll

Team Aiona responds to results of Advertiser’s robo-call polling

Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii

50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea

Charity shake-down artist Mike “pay-for-play” Magaoay will run for Wahiawa-North Shore state Senate seat

Civil Beat continues gay hunt of Business Roundtable members

Alleged gay rape: Prosecutors will challenge appellate court reversal of murder verdict

SA: Stop bickering over homeless (doing its part for Neil Abercrombie)

Hawaii, Honolulu jobless rates fall in May

Tax on Cigarettes to Increase July 1

Criticisms of telescopes atop Mauna Kea are 10 years out of date (appeals for Sierra Club members to stop attack on telescope)

Big Isle police probe destruction of 8,500 papaya trees

Hawaiians Activists want bridge work stopped, claim ‘obfuscation”

New Law To Reign In Hiring Of Illegal Workers  (Half of the Arizona law, with union support)

City Council committee recommends approval of proposed sewage settlement

Maui resident W. S. Merwin to Be Named Poet Laureate of the US

Lanai residency suit will go to trial

Army official: We never meant to clean up DU (why would they, it is not a serious hazard)

THAAD: In Space no one can hear you surrender

'Little Obama': Indonesia Premieres Movie Despite Obama's Absence

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:46 PM :: 4559 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Voters hate legislators: Few step up to run against them

Hannemann Proposal criticized as a 'power grab'

Ilind: Timing is everything in the sewer settlement

Mayor blasted over homeless

Mizuno and Cabanilla's "family reunification" plan draws the ire of Seattle officials

Djou: Congress being derelict in not enacting a budget

Rep. Djou praises Obama on trade

Abercrombie’s Gay Union: Battle Brewing Over Hotel Worker Contracts

Alleged Gay Rape victim gets new trial

New Ransom Demands: BOE members warn a furlough-free year will probably mean cuts in other areas

Isles' Asian students lag in proficiency, national study finds

Union Apologist denounces RTTT, Bill Gates on Education

Hawaii's physician shortage to be in critical condition in 10 years (as compared to what?)

Isle gun laws seen as solid despite ruling

Big Isle test election at risk

Private prison firm provides quality care at an affordable price

Hale Kipa talks fail to ease neighborhood's safety fears

Akaka, Inouye flip-flop on Gen Petraeus

Busy recruiters suggest that hiring is on the rise in Hawaii

Grand Vision, Big Questions for Oahu Electric Car Plant

CNN Opinion: Islands are 'natural nets' for plastic-choked seas

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
June 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 PM :: 5659 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Jones Act: McCain proposes abolishing U.S. shipping restriction

Gay Union:  Local 5 endorses Abercrombie for governor

Honolulu sewage treatment Deal agreed with EPA

UH Regents Approve World's Largest Telescope

Hawaii per-pupil spending above average

DoE Rejects Information Request, Won't Say How Many Teachers Fired

US and Chinese schools talk ties

Hawaii House Members to Look Into Investments

Health care leaders meet to discuss doctor shortage in Hawaii

Ilind: Move to dismantle the Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission on City Council committee agenda

Snobs snubbed: New poll shows majority of Hawaii residents against fireworks ban

Lawmakers Want State Money To Ship Out Homeless (Democrat campaign commercial)

Hawaii agency to make disclosure reports available

Water agency might leak cash

Fishpond Bill in Jeopardy  (OHA fishpond grab)

DOE Sees Long Road Ahead for Algae Fuels

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Monday, June 28, 2010
June 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 9423 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Democrat Borreca: Oshiro's future linked to HB 444 (Pressuring House to vote on override)

Criminal defense lawyers accuses Lingle of “Stacking the Court’ if she nominates Nakamura Chief Justice

SA: Legislature should override veto of DoE Sup’t salary hike

Thanks to anti-Superferry protesters, Harbor users will pay tab for Superferry work

CB: Numbers Don't Add Up at New Star-Advertiser

Look who’s “Facilitating Justice for All”

Former Sierra Club Leader supports Telescope

Overcoming meth addiction

Public Meeting Set To Discuss State-Funded Youth Homes

Kauai Residents discuss meaning of ‘ha`ole’—and get it wrong

Sierra Club/Rep Chris Lee: Gulf disaster is the clearest sign yet we must move beyond our crippling dependence on oil  (Democrat campaign ads #1 & 2)

State not enforcing night noise-limit law (Democrat campaign ad #3)

Fireworks to light up hearing

To some, complaint blackout bill unfair; to others it's anti-consumer

Building Permit tracking system delayed

North Korea squanders 60 years on belligerence, bravado

SA Oi: 'Cost' of war includes priceless American lives

Byrd Dead: Inouye now President Pro-Tempore of Senate

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Sunday, June 27, 2010
June 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 AM :: 6227 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Aiona: Funds released for Rural Residency program

Time to Ship out?  Congressman Djou revs up the debate on a Jones Act waiver for Hawaii  (More back-handed support from the Case family paper)

Hawaii Congressman Backs McCain Bill on Jones Act

Diploma distress

Isle ethanol efforts stall: The two surviving ventures face high hurdles

‘Modest job growth’ predicted

‘CJ’ brought Hawaii the ‘Golden Age of Law’

Homeless camps cover 50 acres, from Waipio Point, around Middle Loch to Pearl City

"Taylor Camp" tells the story of idyllic youth of the '60s who found brief respite on Kauai  (Formative experience of progressives)

Church of marijuana: Religious use of pot seen as legal refuge

KGI: Attitudes on meth changing, survey shows

NYT: Hawaii to Test Public Money for an Election

SA: Refine fireworks bill before next election

Next president elected by just 15% of voters? Rapidly advancing movement to eliminate Electoral College shifts control to coasts

Small businesses set up shop in storage lockers

HNA is Chartered by OPEIU, AFL-CIO

Hawaii joins hands to protest off-shore oil drilling

No birth certificate needed to verify Obama's old Arcadia job

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Saturday, June 26, 2010
June 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:30 AM :: 8103 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

Biting the bullet: DoE cuts 400 vacant positions, save $15M

Hanabusa: Senate ready to override any vetoes by governor -- House unsure

Aiona opens Kona HQ -- dozens attend

Maui Chamber helping candidates create business-friendly agenda

2 large firms oppose duck responsibility for request to veto civil unions

McCain introduces bill to repeal the Jones Act

Tourism upswing brings in an extra $127 million

Effect of lost funding on Quest unknown: A rejected federal bill would have given $86 million to the state

Fired, Mollway speaks out on Ethics

Lingle vetoes bill calling for audit of prison contract

New Law Beefs Up Health Inspections

Hawai'i Physician Workforce Summit to address doctor shortage

Hawaii Fisheries OK'd For Humpback Harm

Big Island launching publicly funding elections

Report: Mystery vagrant in Hawaii is high-ranking Maori

Vets, dignitaries recall Korean War

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Friday, June 25, 2010
June 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 8579 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, World News, Hawaii History

State Capitol: July 6 rally against HB444 during Override Session

As Legislature considers override of HB444: Republicans push candidate recruitment

Beyond Marriage The Confession: Hawaii Gay marriage advocates let the polyamorous cat out of the bag

Boylan: How Panos Prevedouros can win

City makes $195M deal for train depot

Case family’s Star-Advertiser: Let HB 444 become state law

NYT Obituary underscores Richardson’s Activist Judicial Career

Hawaii Pension Fund Loses Millions With BP Stock (thanks, Obama)

Failure of jobless bill seen costing Hawaii $86 million (…unless we pay taxes here)

Isle census offices finish job

HNN: City park cleanup is shifting homeless problem, not fixing it (Opinion masquerading as news)

Aspen Colorado authorities ship homeless to Hawaii

State sued over adult mental health services cuts

KITV: Hawaii Hopes For New Schools Superintendent: But Governor Might Veto Bill To Offer Best Salary To Candidate

Mortgage fraud? Hawaii #1 in same-day flips

Maui Electric Company Restricts Renewable Energy for Molokai Residents as the State of Hawaii Considers Building Wind Farms There

Hawaii residents cash in on refrigerator rebates

Class Action Suit Claims Hawaii Privatized State Park

Different mission awaits Iraq-bound isle soldiers

NZ Family recognises 'Josie May'

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Thursday, June 24, 2010
June 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 PM :: 4552 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

VIDEO: Charles Djou on “Fox and Friends”

Djou: “We must all re-commit ourselves to turning back al-Qaeda and the Taliban”

Hanabusa campaign worries about Donor Fatigue

State commission is asked to review mayor's fundraiser

Gay lobby dispatched two operatives from mainland to coordinate campaign against Business Roundtable

Hawaii Atheists demand Catholics endorse criminal prosecution of Pope

Lingle receives list of nominees for state Supreme Court chief justice

Rod Tam returned to Planning Committee Chairmanship

Rod Tam Allowed To Pay Ethics Fines Without Interest

Retaliation campaign continues against State tax collection contractor

School board hires consultant in fake search for superintendent

Hawaii Gov. Lingle signs law exempting some cargo fees and directing money to ag inspections

DelaCruz details plan to keep rail on track

Honolulu spending stimulus money on art

UH Board of Regents to debate Thirty Meter Telescope project

Council action means choices limited in land fund charter vote

Council, staff taking pay cuts, furloughs

Furloughs to slow some police functions

Man Accused Of Sex Trafficking Skips Bail

RIMPAC 2010 War Games Launch in Hawaii

USDA reveals $168 billion cost of 2022 biofuels target ($8/gallon fuel)

A palace for the potash king

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
June 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:13 AM :: 7372 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

20,000 write governor, 85% ask for veto of HB444

Full Text: Governor Lingle’s Veto List

Poll: Aiona beats Hannemann in one-on-one matchup

Djou opens Honolulu office, visits families in Ewa, Hawaii Kai

Kirk Caldwell: “We’re a city not afraid to raise fees and taxes”

A Honolulu Government That Keeps On Growing

Hawaii gov. buys more time on civil unions bill (Hanabusa pledges override)

Gay Lobby reacts

Gay Lobby continues to hunt down Business Roundtable members (SA & CB keep count)

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle submits list of bills she may veto

LA Times: A strike against sex trafficking (Calls on Lingle to sign)

Lingle says Asia trip a success

Breene Harimoto resigns from Board of Education

UH Manoa Custodian Gets Jail For Campus Sex Assault

The Nation: 'I Was Scared to Sleep': LGBT Youth Face Violence Behind Bars (Hawaii Youth facility)

Honolulu city clerk debunks new 'birther' theory

Former Hawaii State Supreme Court Chief Justice Richardson dies

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Monday, June 21, 2010
June 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:04 PM :: 5559 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Democratic chief takes Mufi to the woodshed

SA: Djou defends call for Jones Act waiver

Rep. Djou opens Honolulu office

Gov. Lingle to consider veto of civil unions bill Monday

QWERTY: Linda Lingle Has Seen Through You Hawaii Gays Ditching the Word 'Marriage'

SA: Don't waste stream water (OHA must grab more water)

CB: Time Running Out for Akaka Bill

SA: Perk of incumbency: Unequal time

ilind: State Ethics Commission deserves more credit for dealing with administrative problems

Army seeks better ties with Native Hawaiians

Hawaii Home Price Index Up 13.4% in April—tops nation

Report: Hawaii personal income increasing

California fraud case allegedly cost First Hawaiian Bank over $2.5 million

Big Island progressive musician guilty in kiddie porn case

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Sunday, June 20, 2010
June 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:52 PM :: 6359 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Hawaii spending per Medicare enrollee 32% lower than national avg (Why Hawaii Doctors are leaving)

Candidates mining campaign 'gold' on the mainland

UHERO: ‘Construction downswing near its trough’

Lingle returns, still facing civil unions bill

Second Gay Pride Parade Held In Waikiki

ACLU: Let's find out true cost of privatized incarceration

More Hawaii residents packing heat

Ships, planes and people from 14 nations will be participating in the biennial RIMPAC

Show revs up public effort for raceway

Maui County furloughs to save $3.5 million

Local support at heart of Hali‘imaile’s success

Lead-acid battery has competition (Windmills to pump water for hydro?)

Brainwashing children on behalf of The Maui Coastal Land Trust

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Sunday, June 20, 2010
June, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:01 AM :: 5079 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Inouye backs UHH's Straney

Blind Teacher fired by HPU

Panos Prevedouros = Johnny Wilson

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Saturday, June 19, 2010
June 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 PM :: 10109 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

CNBC: Jones Act may be hindering Gulf Oil Response, Dutch ships blocked

Tokyo: Lingle meets with Japanese travel writers, Tourism Minister

Hawaii-Okinawa Clean Energy Partnership Agreement Signed

Djou joins in call to allow global aid for oil cleanup (Inouye, Akaka, Hirono demand the oil be left alone to pollute Gulf)

Civil Unions To Go On Potential Veto List

Hawaii Business Roundtable stands by call for a veto of the civil unions bill

HNN: Djou using taxpayer funds to make 'robocalls'

SA: Ethics agency harmed by Mollway dismissal (Democrats afraid a real investigator will be appointed)

Hawaii Ethics Commission will discuss recruiting executive director

Energy partnership features Hawaii and Okinawa

Hawaii gets new tool to target foreign investment

Lingle urged to veto tax credit bill

Hawaii’s jobless rate drops to 6.6% in May

4,171 on Oahu have no homes

How Hawaii Lawmakers Balanced the State Budget

CB: New York Human Trafficking Law Points To Holes In Hawaii Proposal

Storied stone taken away

Hawaii Schools’ Best Friend

Preserving Hawaii’s resources: More than a career

Medical heavyweights team up for new approach to quality health care

Lawyers praise beach land ruling

VA official gets big pay, little work: A retired Navy captain who has filed several discrimination suits sits in limbo

Firefighter gets duty change after accusation of beating

Hawaii Family Seeking Answers About Inmate's Death

Kauai County employees face furloughs next month

Lihue Airport First In State To Use Body Scanner

The man who’s tutoring Bill Gates … actually has a brain…

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Friday, June 18, 2010
June 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:11 AM :: 9464 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

Tax revenue for rail tumbles to $8.3M

Cataluna: Djou survey is “another smart move from a politician who hasn't made a false step yet.”

Case family’s Star-Advertiser gives backhanded support to Djou on Jones Act

Inouye, Hirono demand foreign ships be kept out of oil cleanup

DOE Posts School Calendar With No Furloughs, All Employees

Hawaii Adopts Common Core State Standards in Education

Mayor Hannemann Wrong to Ignore Governor Cayetano

Rep. Charles Djou Says Broke U.S. House Rules

Michelle Kidani Claims There's No Conflict Of Interest

Wind Energy Developer Negotiating with Molokai Ranch

Residents may decide future curfews

Using private prisons costs more than it seems (UPW talking points again)

State expects to reap dividends from China expo

Hawaiian Waste Systems signs agreement to ship trash

Hawaii's unemployment claims up 2.8%

If placed on ballot, decision could bring big changes: County manager vs. strong mayor

Hawaii 7th lowest in car insurance costs

Safeway, Walgreens bulk up in islands

Map: Where Americans Are Moving

Maui Council bills target aquarium fish industry

SA: Civil-union letter splits firms (SA continues to ferret out any detail that will help gay lobby)

5 major Hawaii businesses support civil unions

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