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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
May 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 7269 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Aiona: “We have the resources to end furloughs”

Aiona campaign debunks Advertiser poll

Djou “Tele talk story” reaches thousands

Abercrombie missed 136 votes: Congress’ 18th-worst attendance record

State Budget: Time running short for Medicaid help

GM papaya wins approval in Japan

Hawaii Republicans are pinning big hopes on a Djou victory

Democrat Borreca: 2 candidates' split vote puts Democrats in a bind  (Mufi for Congress???)

Aiona calls on gov to halt furloughs

Atheists, Democrats coordinate media attack on Aiona

SB: Lt Governor denies desire for State faith  (Atheists, Democrats, hand in hand) 

SB: Let's end bias over same-sex unions

President Obama sends phone greeting to thousands of voters

Dilemma: hating oil but fearing the wind

State GOP platform controversial

Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Hawaii homelessness still rising in wake of recession's job cuts

Nonprofits Can't Escape GET, Despite "Tax-Exempt" Status

Honolulu Advertiser employees receive notice

Hawaii bankruptcies soar 56 percent

Hawaii wise to tap China

Maui Budget with job cuts, furloughs OK’d

‘Why do we need a furlough?’ Kauai Councilman asks

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Monday, May 03, 2010
May 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 6480 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Pollster claims 66% of Hawaii residents favor recognition for Native Hawaiians (even though 73% of Native Hawaiians are excluded from Tribe)

After civil unions: Gay divorce

Governor Lingle reacts to end of legislative session

Kalapa: Don't think the fiscal crisis is over just yet

Shapiro: It's BOE, HSTA's move on furloughs

Families Threaten Lawsuit Over Care For Autistic Children

Obamamedia claims Stimulus brings 2,566 more jobs to Hawaii  (Can you find them?)

1-stop center for abuse victims a 'done deal'

Economy slowing residency program

Kauai Electric bills to increase

United, Continental boards OK merger: sources

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Friday, April 30, 2010
April 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:39 PM :: 4837 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Naming Names: Legislators override Lingle's veto of 2000% oil tax increase

Veto Overrides “increase tax burden, discourage job creation, impede recovery”

Gay Marriage foes caught off guard, outline plan to retaliate

Burris: Lawmakers test voters' sentiment

SB: Restore days, reform schools

Atheists disrupt Senate: 1 arrested, 1 hospitalized

ADV: A good idea hampered by terrible timing

8 Hawaii legislators prepare to leave Capitol

Maui Testifiers: Keep property taxes low

HMSA rates rise 7.8% on average: Hike affects nearly 120,000 employees in small businesses

States Face Their First ObamaCare Test today—sign up for bankrupt, high-risk pool?

Waters of Life plans on hold  “Beating a dead horse”

Hawaii Charter Schools are ‘Canaries in a Coalmine’ Due to Toxic Funding Levels, Supporters Say

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Silence From Djou on Wall Street Reform is Deafening 

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 PM :: 6159 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin

Shapiro: "Machine" Dems go for all the marbles in 2010

Sen. Akaka: "God willing, I Plan to Run Again in 2012"  (Inouye: Take me out when I’m crazy.)

HSTA: Hawaii teachers can't legally work the 3 furlough days for free

Civil-unions bill gets last-minute lobbying

Fidell: Aquaculture's the new target of Isle activists

DePledge: Urgent action

Lingle vetoes 'local workers' bill but legislative override is expected

Mayors credited for saving TAT – property tax hike coming anyway

Hawaii's Census return rate of 65% one of the lowest in the nation

Rapozo: Turning off stadium lights for native birds is for the birds

Implications of Turtle Bay ruling are both narrow and wide

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Monday, April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:54 PM :: 7334 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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Thursday, April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:33 PM :: 5824 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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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:57 PM :: 6799 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

TOMORROW April 22 is voter registration deadline for Special Election -- register >>> here

Civil-union backers seek to resurrect bill

Obama stomps Inouye in Dueling fundraisers: Abercrombie beats Hanabusa 6-1 as Dem donors are “sucked dry”

SB echoes DCCC: Charges accumulate in Djou ads

TEA Party activist is first GOP candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor

Your tax increases at work

ADV: Loan could make UH-West Oahu a reality

Kawaihae Harbor expansion stymied by coral: What once was destroyed must be preserved

Accord reached on ban of shark fins

Honolulu's park recreation programs may get slashed: Recreational activity funds may be eliminated to help balance budget, Garcia says

Hawaii Co Council defers measure to fund repairs of private subdivision roads

Complete furlough plan unavailable: Frustration wraps up Kauai budget review

Hawaii teen whiz creates new math formulas

London TIMES: NATO investigates defence threat from wind farms

Hawaii unlikely to pass bond plan for clean-energy home loans

Anti-'birther' bill moves forward

'Local jobs' bill might backfire

Honolulu Civil Beat makes online debut

 

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Friday, April 16, 2010
April 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 6578 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

ADV: Djou is “most credible GOP candidate in years”

Hanabusa, Djou Raise Twice As Much As Case

Union shills insert themselves in Gubernatorial campaign

Furlough Protesters admit to collaborating with HSTA

$46M for child welfare in dispute

Don't let funding flame out for anti-smoking programs

Hawaii businesses must pay taxes earlier

Earmarks received by Senators Cochran & Inouye (combined): $890,000,000

Criminals May Have Harder Time Hiding New Arrests from probation Officers

Hawaii’s Health and Pension Funds Are Bleeding Red Ink

Study: Teacher Pension Plans on Shaky Ground

ADV: The man with 2 faces

Isles' new frontier? Space

Aiea firm gets grant to build biorefinery

Yagong: Why did county cancel land auction?

Wrong-way crowd: President mistimed sale of Bankoh stock

Antarctic mission: UH researchers return from an expedition with warnings about climate warming

US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
April 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 4168 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Larry Mehau supporting Neil Abercrombie

VIDEO: Tied for lead, Djou launches new campaign commercial

Lingle to SoS Protesters: DoE selected furlough schedule to “maximize disruption to the school calendar”

SB2434: Furloughs? Legislature finds funds to raise Matayoshi's salary

KITV: New Poll: Case, Djou Tied In Special Election

Hawaii oil tax hike nears final vote: Bill that blocks DHS cuts also expedited to force Lingle to take quick action

9 protesters cited for trespassing: Gov. Lingle says Save Our Schools has falsely characterized her effort to get kids back in class

Prison Guard’s Alleged threat against senator probed: Statement tied to proposed cuts at Hālawa facility

Tax collections down 1.6 percent

Council seeks 'careful' cuts property tax hikes, gas tax hike to feed HGEA, UPW

Panos: Rail is a gravy train only for its promoters

SB: Cooperate on Turtle Bay

The Plight of Aloha Airlines is Emblematic of What Ails Hawaii

Two Hawaii hospitals win national awards (a first)

Hawaii House Race: Turf Fight in Paradise

DCCC attacks Hawaii Republican for signing no tax increase pledge

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Saturday, April 10, 2010
April 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 AM :: 9290 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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Friday, April 09, 2010
April 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 4681 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Case, Djou oppose Akaka bill changes, Djou alone speaks out against gay marriage

Ethnic issue, outside groups enter congressional race

Legislators keep general excise tax increase in play

What just happened? (State Supreme Ct writes EUTF decision nobody understands)

Who is 'Essential' to Ending Hawaii's School Furloughs

Airport fix could add $100M to cost of Rail

Akaka Bill passage questioned as opposition mounts

SB: Makaha project is big step forward

Supreme Court lowers value of Turtle Bay shoreline property

ADV: Curfew can break cycle of violence, should be extended to Kuhio Park Terrace

More Than 100 Prison Guards Could Lose Jobs

Hawaii auditor: Abolish Aloha Tower agency

Harbor users strongly oppose parking fees (Coffman, Evans, no-show)

Disaster planning diversion doesn’t get state support  (Where’s Mufi?)

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Thursday, April 08, 2010
April 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 9906 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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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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Friday, March 26, 2010
March 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 AM :: 4797 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

To prevent vote on DoE reform, Legislature refuses to fund furlough settlement

Political rivals split on rail: Djou says he wouldn't ask for federal funding; Case, Hanabusa would

NRO: Hanabusa Claims She Can Create Jobs? Alo-Ha-Ha-Ha!

Honolulu rail planners knew of airport issues in 2006, state says (Mufi’s crew caught lying)

State retirees' health benefits can be different, high court rules

UHERO sees progress in some areas, but little help for high unemployment

Sale of revenue bonds to improve Hawaii airports

Keep teens from drugs (22% are smoking dope)

Welfare fraud busts persist despite cutbacks

ADV: An agency failure of historic proportions

Army commander in Hawaii rebuked by Pentagon, Gates: Commander of U.S. Army Pacific called repeal 'ill-advised'

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
March 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 7044 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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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
March 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 5175 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Will Hanabusa allow DHHL to revert back to the bad old days?

States vs Obamacare: Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and others to file suit

Buy insurance or lose 2.5% of income: “Wheelchair Tax”, Union “Cadillac Plans”, 44% rental tax, part of $409.2B in new taxes

To rule over Hawaii: Obama nominates Gay Marriage activist to 9th Circuit Court

Kim’s budget shell game proposes no GET hike, pay at pump with oil tax instead

The Tax Man: Attacking problem with tax increase reflects arrogance

GET hike would hurt the poor, stall recovery

SB: Hawaii health law must be secured (Hirono caught in a lie)

ADV: City-FAA beef not reassuring

Hawaii lawmakers urge consolidating furlough days

Hawaii Health Department: 'Vexatious Requesters' Should Be Banned from Asking for Obama Birth Certificate

Survey finds 75 Visitors, some of whom are asking: 'Why no gambling?'

Welfare Cheats: Four sentenced in Hilo after years of freeloading

HGEA, UPW operatives now blaming cutbacks for deaths, dope, koa poaching

31 Pacific Century Fellows inducted into old boy system

HMC amps up cardiac care

Honolulu bill would seize cars to curb prostitution

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Sunday, March 21, 2010
March 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 5681 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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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
March 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:28 PM :: 5642 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 :: 5253 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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Saturday, March 13, 2010
March 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 6564 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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Friday, March 12, 2010
March 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 AM :: 4744 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hawaii congressional candidate Djou warns against ‘the nutcase in Pyongyang’

Council on Revenues’ projection: Legislature needs to come up with another $50M

Hawaii car dealer McKenna interested in buying Star-Bulletin

ADV: School budget gap forces a reality check

DoE: “Who’s in charge here?”

Senate: Inouye fights for the for-profit Earmark

UH no longer at risk of losing accreditation

Tesoro may halt refining in Isles

Pot advocate's home, ministry office raided

First phase of affordable rental project dedicated: Wai'anae building cited as model of how to solve state's homeless crisis

Churches urge Hannemann to revive homeless project  (Tam bust gives 2nd chance to project)

Tam to repay $13,700 in meal expenses at just $380 per month and without any interest

SB: Police should explain why 'drunk drivers' site removed

Former American Samoa group official pleads guilty to theft of grant funds

Feds cite Guam company over working conditions

Hawaiian Utility Fights Solar Industry Over Private Installations

Honolulu Advertiser employees get formal notice of upcoming termination and rehiring

Sunshine law: Progressives call for all Legislative votes to be recorded (still pushing for HB444)

Majority of State Senators Send Pro-Rail Letter to Gov. Lingle

Uncertainty at Kuilima Over Turtle Bay's Future

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Monday, March 08, 2010
March 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 5552 Views :: Hawaii County News, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Answer to bag bans, tax hikes: Big Island group launches Charter amendment petition

“Poi Pounder” smashes competition: Waialua HS wins big in San Diego Robotics meet

House hopefuls to debate issues

SB: Hawaii's failure in 'Race to Top' self-inflicted

DoE Propaganda--Hawaii officials tout online school testing: Quicker feedback allows teachers to adjust lessons; new version also cheaper

Unions rally employees: Six labor groups want deal in place before sale of Advertiser happens

Take back Honolulu: City must reclaim its parks, public spaces from the homeless

Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Tax Relief Bill Proposed by Legislature Falls Short of What Businesses Need

$16.2M in Hawaii film, TV tax credits created 4,000-plus jobs (we only know because of FOIA)

Ribbons outline ahupua'a boundaries

Amount of Pacific debris understated, study finds

Environmental groups threaten legal action against St. Regis

Small biofuel farm bears fruit

Supreme Court will hear case about vaccine side effects

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Thursday, March 04, 2010
March 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 9118 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 :: 7885 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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Monday, March 01, 2010
March 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:29 PM :: 4689 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, World News

Pohakuloa: Double defeat for anti-DU scammers 

Long nightmare ends as Abercrombie resigns post: Tsunami wipes out grand opening of campaign HQ

Maui News Polls Akaka Bill 

Hemmings: Undersea cable a multibillion boondoggle

Wind turbine at Punchbowl: Checking Hawaii's stimulus deals

Plan to move up kindergarten eligibility date would leave many kids waiting a year to start school

AMA study of 42 states, D.C., finds HMSA, Kaiser handle 98% of Isle coverage

Inmate, parolee tracker useful to victims

Chile quake death toll hits 708 as rescue ramps up

VIDEO: Tsunami beaches boats in Calif.

Coming next: Hawaii tsunami tourism (HuffPo snob takes swipe at emergency preparedness)

Kapolei: City to swap land and money for power

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
February 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 8319 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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Saturday, February 27, 2010
February 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 PM :: 5250 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Chile Earthquake: Tsunami estimated arrival in Hawaii 11AM NOAA warning “High Severity”

Djou, Aiona, Lingle joined by Karl Rove to rally 1000 at Hawaii Lincoln Day dinner

Printing plant key to Advertiser purchase

Senate Cttes agree to cuts in business tax increase

SB: Don't divert tobacco fund

UPW, Isles close to terms

Aid to Hawaii high-risk children faces cuts

State projects give contractors hope

Choke: HECO vows to address ‘green’ energy issues

Snobs demand property forfeiture for illegal fireworks: House Judiciary Passes Out Illegal Fireworks Bill

Activists denied role in Army process: Depleted uranium handling license sought

RCP: The Return of ObamaCare--The Political Context (Abercrombie)

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
February 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 AM :: 4104 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hawaii Congressional special election “expected” for Saturday, May 22

Abercrombie: Mufi personally threatening my donors (VIDEO)

ADV: Put Akaka bill back on track, or it will die

SB: “Current bill dies in Senate”

Lingle, Bennett objections stand: Exemption from state police-power regulation is unacceptable, they say

TAX HIKES: Prescription drugs, airline & ship maintenance, affordable housing -- to feed HGEA

Mayors praise decision on hotel tax

Hawaii committee votes down legal gambling, likely killing it for this session

House revives flag-flying bill

ADV: Let's get real about saving next year

BoE walks into “trap” identifies $37.7M in new cuts

Council approves $8,000 for Washington rail trip

Yoshioka: Using old OR&L path for rail not practical

Obama nominates Gramscian law professor for Ninth Circuit

New Turtle Bay hui pledges park, housing

State's child dental care faulted

Frum Forum: Hawaii’s GOP Resurgence

Frum Forum: Is Hawaii Home to the Next Scott Brown?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
February 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:02 AM :: 7811 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

Akaka Bill passes House 245-164

Finance committee tries to find alternatives  (GET hike deferred …for now)

2010 election shaping up to be bad for incumbents

SB: Hannemann's glass half full (setup for a fall)

UPW Unit 1 to get furloughs: No other wage reduction expected; governor has indicated she will sign

Jeremy Harris’ 'Mystery Woman' Acquitted In Criminal Case

Report Ranks Honolulu No. 2 In Traffic Congestion  (2 weeks of work every year)

PROTESTERS: TAT TAKEOVER TABOO

Koke‘e lovers want park revenue to stay on Kaua‘i

Groups holding Haiti relief fundraiser Saturday in Mililani

Group of lenders take ownership of Turtle Bay Resort from Oaktree Capital

Hamamoto welcomed to Saint Louis

Sabeel: obviously preparing to launch Israel Boycott in Hawaii

Casket of Ewa Beach soldier killed in Afghanistan arrives in U.S.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
February 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:42 AM :: 5351 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Lingle: “Current draft of Akaka Bill is not one I can support”

Rules Committee: Abercrombie’s latest version of Akaka Bill to face full House vote

Finance Committee to hear Gambling Bill Wednesday

Flag Pole bill hearing Wednesday 9:10AM

Lingle balks at rewrite of Akaka Bill (Dems set to blame Lingle for Bill’s failure in Senate)

Hannemann talks up rail and jobs but says city workers face furloughs

UPW reaches pact with county mayors

ADV: HSTA lodges complaint against Lingle

Hawaiian Electric gets OK to boost rates (to pay for biodiesel scam)

Three Honolulu police officers sue, alleging racial bias

Sports commission sacked despite big support

ADV: HTA moves for more secrecy (Shhh Don’t tell the Mexicans)

LA Times/AP: Hawaii may place bet on gambling to save its troubled tourist-driven economy

SB Commentary: Choose democracy over dollars

New Climate Agency Head Tried to Suppress Data, Critics Charge

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Saturday, February 20, 2010
February 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 PM :: 6100 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

GOP Objects To Pushing Native Hawaii Bill (House Rules Ctte will meet on Akaka Bill Monday)

Akaka Bill Transforms Native Hawaiians Into Indian Tribe Without Their Input

Lingle to discuss rail with Obama's transportation secretary

SB on Dope:  Proven medical remedy must be more accessible

Cabanilla, Oshiro Choke: Flagpole bill will likely be heard after supporters show in force (Oshiro faked the vote count?)

Isles lag in loan crisis: A declining trend in mainland foreclosures is not expected to extend locally

Homelessness: Wall of trash pulled from Kea'au bushes

Hawaii County bag ban discarded

Kenoi expenses: Mayor spends more than one quarter of first year off-island

Saddle Road's last leg to cost $75 million

Hauula Community Deserves a Public Hearing Before Any Government Property Condemnations in the Area

Tajiri quits post as regent for UH

Law lets loaded guns into parks

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
February 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 9119 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Blocked by Cabanilla: Flagpole Bill to be Called to House Floor Thursday

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

State to delay paying for health coverage  (Socialist health care imploding)

Oahu the healthiest island, study says

Hawaii teacher furloughs remain as school year starts running out

Inouye compared to King, God

POLITICO: Inouye rakes in $10,000s from Lockheed Martin

Honolulu council may tax nonprofits to feed HGEA

Nago chosen as permanent state elections chief

Dysfunctional Government Is Self-Perpetuating

Maui races for council seats are heating up early

Council members to mull Higa lawsuit

100% frustration: Study says current labeling laws cost Kona coffee farmers $14.4M a year

Hawaii troops risk lives as U.S. makes progress (SB blames Bush)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
February 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 PM :: 6302 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

HB2241/SB2303: Bills would seize Ceded Lands from Hawaiians 

Kalapa: Lawmakers on a zigzag course for tax legislation

Audit: Waihee’s RightStar short $22.6M  (Graverobbers now targeted for collection)

New campus needed (OHA blocks UHWO)

Hit on Gov hurts rail, Abercrombie says (Abercrombie preparing to blame Mufi for failure of rail)

Contractors’ Assn: Jobs created by rail project would help whole state

Hotel revenues fell a lot in 2009 - but not at year's end

SB: Hawaii's Homeless: Visitors' growing unease has industry leaders worried

ADV: Dancing around the H-word

Hoku Scientific CEO to step down: Shindo will remain with struggling Isle high-tech company as senior adviser

Flag Waving Restrictions Outrage Ewa Residents

State launching site for camping reservations, park lodging

Tongans in Hawaii planning relief efforts in wake of tropical cyclone

Pirate who boarded Japanese ship, demanded ransom, to face trial in Japan

Marines say Taliban resistance more disorganized

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Saturday, February 13, 2010
February 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:49 AM :: 6756 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Sakamoto: Tax soldiers to feed HSTA, HGEA, UPW

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

Survey: Native Hawaiians Discontented With Tourism

Poll finds Hawaii no longer happiest

State's bonds sale exceeds expectations by $188 million

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

Lingle: Focus on the quality of education

HECO commits to buying clean energy

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

Dead Ducks: Animal-protection bills draw support

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

Kauai: Burial plan No. 16 rejected

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

Slain baby's mom pleads not guilty in robbery

1MW Ray gun blows missile out of sky

Cyclone slams American Samoa with 100 mph winds

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

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

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Friday, February 12, 2010
February 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 8294 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

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

Hawaii man found guilty of killing toddler

Kalapa: Barrel tax means $4/gallon gas  

State tax collections down 5.4%

ADV: Forget this school year, start fixing the next

Councilman seeks limits on campaign yard signs

SB: Minus Abercrombie, health reform needs true bipartisanship

Council Looks At Banning Tents, Carts In Parks: Some Homeless Say They Will Get Around Proposed Bill

Hamamoto named principal at Saint Louis School

HMAA to acquire health insurer Summerlin's Hawaii business

ACLU says DLNR biased against unmarried couples

Mollway to remain as Ethics Director (Mystery story)

Hilo hospital: No furlough plans

“Sovereignty” squatter blocks ranch access to water

DLNR chief defends fishery management

Tavares plans to balance budget on taxpayers’ backs

Group seeks judgment to force Sol Kaho‘ohalahala out of office

Obama's Missing Year (HawaiiReporter goes “Birther”)

More: Tropical Cyclone Rene bearing down on Samoa

Hawaii-based Marines gearing up for major assault in Afghanistan

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010
February 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:06 AM :: 3914 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Child Molester’s friend, Rep. Cabanilla blocks flagpole bill

Senate bill would force Governor to spend money State does not have

Dems’ Exec Director Hartmann:  HB444 will be back  (confirms gay ‘marriage’ is all about taking children)

Superferry may come back to Hawaii—AS STATE-RUN SYSTEM

Senate ED Ctte. to consider GET 25% increase: Concerns over feeding HSTA while not helping HGEA

HB2486 mandates minimum instruction hours passes House Ctte

Zealous lawmakers just may raise your taxes, expand government in recession

Hawaii DHS restructuring may cut 200 jobs, close 50 offices

Hawaii will delay sending out tax refunds to balance budget

State pension fund at $10B

KHON plays catch up with Hawai`i Free Press-claims to have broken Special Ed story 

Akaka bill to be debated Wednesday at UH law school

Democrats respond to Djou campaign

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Thursday, February 04, 2010
February 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 6015 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Taxed Enough Already? TEA Party rallies February 27

Former Honolulu Mayor Frank Fasi dies

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

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

Bertram declares bankruptcy

Bill to Legalize Gambling on Hawaiian Homelands Advances over DHHL objection

ADV: Legislation would allow casino operations on Hawaiian Home Lands

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

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

Honolulu Rail 4th Most Expensive in the Nation

Islands No. 2 in union membership

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

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

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

Kaloko homeless shelter project lurching forward

Bill 1965 will make it costly to sell your undeveloped land

Big Isle bag ban is voted down

Arrogant Obama attacks tourism AGAIN

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
February 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 PM :: 6199 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

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

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

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

Hawaii Scores “D” on Citizen Initiative rights

Dutch Hanohano: Aiona team introduces campaign manager

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

Pendulum now appears to swing in Kubo's favor

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

Hold Placed on Akaka Bill in U.S. Senate

Lawmakers Move For More School Days

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

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

Maui News: Election season officially under way

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

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

New geothermal well hoped to meet contract demands

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

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010
February 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 5433 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

PRECISELY AS PREDICTED: Civil union backers plan suit for gay marriage in Hawaii

FTA commits $1.55 billion to pay for Honolulu rail system (Inouye comes thru for his pet Mufi)

Senate Committee considers 25% tax hike to feed HSTA, HGEA, UPW

Ten Ways to Cut Hawaii Department of Education Costs While Improving Outcomes

Furloughs further dim military's view of schools

Infusion of federal money has saved or created thousands of jobs (or is it 54 jobs? hilarious)

ADV: Streamlining construction can speed jobs

Shapiro: Leg opens door to more contributions from State Contractors

Money Woes Could Threaten High-Speed Rail: Stimulus Awards Not Enough To Finish Major Rail Projects

Record military budget proposed by Obama important for Hawaii

Regents seek rise in revenue: Propose lift the limit on nonresident students who pay higher tuition

Hawaii Feels Loss Of Pro Bowl: Losing 'Lost' Also Hurts State's Economy

City mishandling effort to take Hau'ula land from owner, critics say (Lawsuit is Rail Preview?)

Mayor in financial lead in race for gov (Aiona 2nd , followed by some hippie)

It begins: 35 take papers to run in coming elections

Kalapa:  Yet another lesson we should learn from California

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
January 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 6732 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Abercrombie backs renewed Obamacare push

Obama's answer for America: more of me

Republicans Hope To Claim Seats In Islands

SB: Republicans envision coup with Djou

Governor Lingle Fires Back at “bully” Mayor Hannemann

HSTA proposes increase in taxes to fund schools

Guards from Hilo jail picket UPW office

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

Justice and safety at risk, Moon warns

Council bills are aimed at homeless in parks

Foreclosures running high

SB: Civil unions bill deserves decision now

Hawaii needs commission to attract sports events, Aiona says

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

Maui News polls Tax Increases

EBay Founder Talks To UH

County eyeing water rate increases

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
January 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 AM :: 5657 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Mufi: “I have no thoughts of resigning soon”

SB: Don't further centralize Hawaii schools

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

GOP kicking off national strategy session in Isles

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

Democrat Borreca: Lingle's political math mostly about subtraction

Democrat Borreca: National GOP aids island hopefuls

Lingle plan halves employers' tax hike

Hawaii gas prices above 'cap' level of suspended law

ADV: Clear disclosure vital in political spending

Maui Business leaders like Lingle proposals

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

UPW to picket UPW in Hilo

PHOCUSED rally

Fewer registered vehicles on Big Isle

Strategies shared at zero waste forum

4 men accused of phone plot had conservative ties

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
January 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 AM :: 4990 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

House may not have votes for civil unions

State of the State Address: Full Text

ADV: Lingle proposes business stimulation incentives

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

Rail opponent Panos Prevedouros to run for mayor

Big Island lawmakers mull fall elections

Abercrombie pretends to blast furloughs

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

Jim Kelly named to Advertiser editorial post

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

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

Illegal concrete fill helped rare stilts

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Monday, January 25, 2010
January 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 4595 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

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

State of State: Lingle to focus on Hawaii's recovery

With win behind them, Brown strategists are in demand (in Hawaii)

Democrat Bulletin: Republican gathering in Waikiki comes at a time of internal strife

Law that sank Superferry could also halt rail transit  (Blame game begins!)

2 former staffers oppose Kubo  (typical Dem bs--Kubo will not be judge)

ADV instructs Mazie Hirono to stop being such a bone-headed socialist

Former OHA trustee to head Hawaii Democrats

Hawaii needs to reform its health care system, too (by Hospital Assn Head)

CRCH Faculty: Greenwood conducted fake search for Cancer Center head 

SB: Flawed ruling intensifies push for clean (socialized) elections

Abercrombie (D-Hezbollah) out as chair of Terrorism Subcommittee

International Study nails Honolulu as least affordable US housing market (8.2 times median income)

Kalapa: Yes, even a white lie can come back to haunt

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
January 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 PM :: 5362 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Boylan: Patient Aiona Ready To Lead

Djou Hopeful In Wake Of GOP Win In Mass.

GOP Senate victory boosts hope for Djou's campaign

`This is my truck'

Isles' senators stay committed to Akaka Bill

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

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

SB: DOE stays in the race

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

HSTA names interim executive director

Tax dollars could help patch up private roads

Marijuana bills to be introduced

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
January 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:07 PM :: 7406 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Rally at Capitol: 15,000 against Gay Civil Unions

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

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

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

Honolulu rail forum draws opponents, supporters of planned commuter line

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

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

City-state effort can ease school-bus woes

Governor Linda Lingle Speaks to Improving Hawaii's Business Climate

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

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

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

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

Hawaiians mark key event in Hawaii history and reject Akaka Bill

Rents for office space down 3.5%

JAL to cut jobs, pensions, routes

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

Homelessness Issue hits home in Chinatown

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

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
January 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 AM :: 5308 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Cox: BOE rift may be irreparable

Hawaii will cut pay or furlough hospital, EMS, prison staffers

University of Hawaii faculty paychecks cut 6.7%; TRO hearing date still not set

Hawaii: Leaving Home is an Economic Indicator

Members criticize ‘ridiculous’ 50-cent fuel tax proposal

SB: State should kick its habit of raiding tobacco fund

Honolulu rail project piles up legal fees — $635,000 so far  (already preparing for enviro lawsuit)

Council kills windmill bill

Obama Security Costs HPD $250K In OT

Maui Pine may lose its listing on NYSE

Lawmakers want faster tax breaks for Haiti donations

Kauai path will be shifted from "sacred" sand

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
January 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 10916 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

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

SB: Don't let cost deter special House race

State tax revenues drop 8.3% since July

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

Still No Agreement On School Furloughs

Army needs to make case for Makua plan

Honolulu rail project architects defend plan for elevated route

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

Politics of the River Street Project

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

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

Little paid, benefits questioned

Getting tough on illegal use of fireworks comes at price

No penalty for trash backlog

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

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Monday, January 11, 2010
January 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:08 PM :: 5719 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Aiona's gubernatorial campaign stresses 'balance'

Senators expect movement on Akaka Bill

Brian Schatz joins motley crew running for lieutenant governor

Students React to UH Budget Shortfall

Clinton's Pacific itinerary criticized

Cancer center deal benefits all stakeholders

Local 5 Kaiser workers plan for a strike

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Sunday, January 10, 2010
January 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 5855 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News

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

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

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

Public worker retirement soars

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

Honolulu airport car-rental hub envisioned to help visitors

Prof: UH can balance budget without gutting faculty

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

Castle & Cooke may use Lanai aquifer; environmentalists decry decision

Furlough Fridays raise residents' hackles

Kakaako homeless cleanup

Hawaii County joblessness down to "only" 10%

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

Snobs snubbed: Hawaii fireworks ban not a Capitol priority

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

Anti-Superferry protester: Obama as Bush

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Saturday, January 09, 2010
January 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 PM :: 6448 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

GTMO Greenwell accuses Hawaii police of "eating children"

Lingle proposes new plan to eliminate Furlough Fridays

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

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

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

Hotel occupancy falls in Hawaii in November

Hawaii Department of Education gets new chief information officer

Women ordered out of prison where Isle inmates complained of abuse

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Passenger Facing Federal Charges

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

Shipping our 'opala an imperfect solution

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Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust 

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT