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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 5026 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Felicia falls to tropical depression before reaching Maui  (check out Maka at lower left)

Isles' economic outlook rated 41st

Health care angst justified, GOP says

Hawaii public worker pay proposals go to arbitration panel

Funds Cut but Mental health service grows

State pension fund sheds $2.03 billion (thanks, Obama)

Kamehameha Schools makes the right move

Census plans more accurate reading of Native Hawaiians

Filipino-American WWII vets still await payment

Hawaii County Mayor Kenoi Urges Board Of Education to Abandon West Hawaii School Impact Fee Plan

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Thursday, August 06, 2009
August 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:21 PM :: 7013 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Hanabusa readies run for Abercrombie's seat

Unions must do their part to resolve crisis

Felicia Upgraded to Cat 4, expected to weaken

Special Senate Session Set to Consider Hawaii Judicial Nomination

Electricity rates jolt customers

State regulators kill HECO's plans to supply biofuel to new plant

SB: Lingle picks new director for DHHL

Preservation unit under probe (Maneuver by Hee, Abercrombie?)

Former judge linked to stripper pleads guilty to bank fraud in Ewa Beach home buy

Waimanalo is a safer place because of the beach brigade

Mayapple McCullough, Big Island victims' advocate, dies at 62

Hawaii Co Council undoes reorganization, reconsiders nullified votes

Hamakua land sale delayed

33 missing after ferry sinks off Tonga

Senate confirms Sotomayor

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
August 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 7903 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 may raid its hurricane relief fund to plug state's deficit

Two new storms heading our way

More DemoProp: Ag layoffs will have big impact on Big Isle

Hawaiian Electric's 4.7% hike kicks in ($207 more per customer)

After almost 10 years, Hawaiian homelands suit set for trial today

DHHL chairman Kane leaving position soon

Hamakua land sale: A sweetheart deal at county expense?

Depleted uranium no risk to public, Army contends

Maui Council votes for a total tax exemption on kuleana lands

SB: Use penalties to limit harm to reefs  (Break a coral go BK...)

HA: City must explain actions in dumping case

Changes coming to UH as Hurricane MRC arrives

New GI bill offers college for free

N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists after President Clinton Grovels in Pyongyang

Scientists study huge plastic patch in Pacific

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Friday, July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 7213 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

SB: An epidemic of stupidity spreads across the nation (and Obama is the carrier)

SB: 'Clunker' program temporarily halted  (Obama's bait-n-switch)

Kauai: "Sovereignty" activists join Osama-lovers and anti-Superferry activists against Statehood

Hokulia Redux? Judge rules for county, developer in Waipouli resort lawsuit (OHA gang will appeal until paid)

Sacramento Indians hope bill will restore sovereignty -- in Hawaii

Slom: Standing Up for America; Standing Up for the Wienermobile

Hoku loses $905,000 in quarter (ACT 215/221)

Hello, Hainan Air!

SB: Repealing law would attract ships

Young Brothers rate hike to impact businesses, residents

UH's consensus builder steps down (As Hurricane Marcy bears down on campus)

Gramsci at work: McMackin language stirs uproar

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Thursday, July 30, 2009
July 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 6860 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

UH-West Oahu sees CEDED land sale as a way to fund construction

ADVERTISER: 'Ahi farming must be eco-friendly

Beautiful beaches, dirty water (thanks to failure of government to invest in sewage systems)

Small wind systems: now, later or never? (Enviros protest against clean energy)

Democrat Borreca: Candidates should explore solutions, not self-success

UPDATED: Hawaii Reporter Election Guide for Honolulu City Council Race to Fill Vacancy Left by Duke Bainum's Death

1988: CROSSED OUT 

Church defends bid to build homes in Malaekahana

Amazon reinstates affiliates in Hawaii

Young Brothers raising rates 13 percent

Burglary trial begins for Hawaiian mis-leader in Iolani Palace occupation

Justice Dept. asks Hawaiian Telcom to diclose loan source

36 apply for job as Honolulu police chief

Faith-based treatment for substance abuse an option (Will OHA block THIS drug treatment facility also??????)

Hawaii kids worse off than report says

Depleted uranium at Pohakuloa no threat to public, Army report says

Storm system southeast of Hilo could turn into cyclone

Japan: A case for modernization

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
July 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 5686 Views :: Hawaii County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Judge submits final ruling against furloughs for Hawaii workers

McClain signals UH close to layoffs

Hawaii tourism pocketed $882 million less so far this year

Pono, Chong?  Hawaii residents now taxed on Vegas winnings even if they lose

Big Island mac nut grower may get six-figure investment

25% of council ballots in so far

Hawaii at risk, experts warn (More Global Warming Hype)

Hawaii slips to 18th in U.S. in well-being of its children

Private Donors step up: Prep sports score $430,000 backing

Air America Owner is Convicted Felon

No doubt about Obama's birth

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Monday, July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 PM :: 5816 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

New target for Greenmail: 27-acre open-ocean fish farm nears launch off Hawaii's Big Isle

Fresh start for Charter School (And STILL beats the regular DoE schools)

Global Cooling: 3,000 Low Temp Records Set This July!

Carbon dioxide a growing threat to ocean life

Climate data catches experts off guard

Stimulus will buy low-income Hawaii families solar heaters

SB: Middle class wary of not fooled by health care bill  (cheer unabashedly--DEFEAT OBAMACARE YEEEEAH!)

Commentary: State legislatures facing grim outlook

Budget cuts increase fears for child safety

Hawaii nonprofits hit hard by funding cuts accountability

HGEA Agitprop: Rape no less a crime when victim is in prison

Marking our statehood milestone

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Friday, July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 6499 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Obama Admin attacks Hawaii Tourism AGAIN

Cost estimate revised for Honolulu rail

MRC Greenwood meets Regents as she prepares to take over as UH $ystem President

SB: Lawmakers should pay their own way

HA: Mauna Kea plans must proceed with care

Big Isle doctor training gears up (Democrat propaganda-of-deed)

Kauai: ‘Hallelujah!’ Council finds harmony — or not

Birthers: New clamor on old Obama doubt

Wienermobile in the doghouse with Hawaii's Outdoor Circle

Activists say North Korea executed woman for distributing Bible

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Thursday, July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 PM :: 5988 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Lingle asks for patience in union talks

While State cuts back--Legislators' Political travel raises criticism

DoE saves bureaucrats from layoffs--cuts school athletics

Hawaii mayor Mafiaboi hits Lingle over Kulani closing

GTMO Greenwell shouted off the stage

Kauai Council airs dirty laundry

Office wants more money for elections (scam to push mail-in ballots)

Hawaii sixth in federal spending

Police seize carts, bikes of homeless at Moiliili park

'It's bad, bad, bad' in Hawaii for sellers of new cars, trucks

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Friday, July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 6901 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

OHA tru$tee pushes for new iwi protection--scheme would grab thousands of Hawaii properties 

Lingle, staff to take furloughs

State DoE leaves fewer students falls further behind -- most schools not "in good standing"

Waters of Life school wins another reprieve

Pali Shootings: Five years in prison for city worker who stayed on payroll after pleading guilty

Maui Wipeout: Maui News continues focus on economy

Isles' 7.4 percent unemployment rate still below national average

Honolulu ranked among meanest to the "homelessness industry"

Prison where Hawaii women claim abuse under investigation

Report: Alaska program for fed contracts does little for Natives

Opponents of live-fire training at Makua threaten to sue despite the Army's scaled-back plan

Lawsuit accuses church of digging into Hawaiian graves

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Monday, July 13, 2009
July 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:28 AM :: 8662 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

SB LIES: Lingle pulls back on scope of (acts to reduce) state's budget gap  (Pollyanna Democrats Act 3--the cover-up)

FLASHBACK: Revenue drop heightens Lingle's call for labor cuts ($786M Four Days Ago--SB 7-9-09)

SB 'shrooms: It's time to solve budget dilemma

Aiona says he opposes 'cap and trade' system

Economic slump leaves teenagers without work

Hawaii school scores expected to rise again (fall even further behind NCLB)

New school schedule boosts summer break

State sends team to Kentucky to check into prison-rape claims

Hawaii condotel unit owners feel pinch as tourism continues to fall

Hawaii County pouring $41.5 million into stalled affordable housing project

Clean record eases sentence

Q&A on Duke Bainum's Death and the Foundation His Wife Jennifer Founded to Collect Donations After His Death

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Monday, July 06, 2009
July 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 AM :: 8118 Views :: Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Washington Post editorial criticizes Abercrombie defense bill provision ($10B in pork for his contributors?)

Hawaii hotels report occupancy dropping

Advertiser: Focus must shift to forging fair settlement

State ends boosts in Medicaid reimbursements for doctors  (doctors take pay cut)

High diesel prices tough on truckers (thanks, Legislature)

Kauai Vacation Rental Bankruptcy blamed on county law

3 bidding for Oahu rail

Cheers, jeers greet Taiwan's president

Tour reveals story of Waimea's walls deed

Presidential-sized parking problem turns residents against church

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Friday, July 03, 2009
July 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 AM :: 9818 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 hotel rates, occupancy drop

Pyongyang expected to test ICBM

Unions' hand-picked Judge blocks furloughs

Governor saves businesses from Legislature: Internet tax veto revives affiliations

KGMB: Sen. Inouye Refutes responds to Washington Post Story

KITV: Senator Says Staff Made Inquiry Without His Knowledge

Maui Memorial leaders ‘surprised’ by veto threat

No sunshine: Supreme Court to hear Kauai County v. OIP

('old boy') Sex offender arrested after allegedly possessing child porn

Obama apartment "historic'"?  Confusing Presidents with Gods

Hawaii County's bad bulldozer deal to stand

City official denies dump allegations

Japan's royal couple begin two-week tour of Canada, Hawaii

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
July 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 AM :: 7628 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

N. Korean rocket capable of hitting half the U.S.: American scientists

Hawaii state workers rally at Capitol to protest furloughs

Hawaii's Public Union Leaders Are Taking Home the Big Bucks, While Their Members Struggle Financially

Democrat Lawmakers assess vetoes for overrides

The online retailer stops its affiliate program for Hawaii (Leg already destroying business)

University of Hawaii wants to cut faculty pay, may add furloughs

MCC looking to spend and hire in boom

Gas prices going up: Excise tax kicked in at midnight

Abercrombie: KIUC must face climate change be destroyed

Dazed Hirono: Federal stimulus will help Hawai‘i

Isle bankruptcies increase at breakneck pace

President appoints isle women  (Obama appoints Sandwich Isles Communications crony to direct Hawaii rural development)

Savings plan hinges on more long-term beds at Kula Hospital (Loan keeps hospital open thru Tuesday)

TheBoat sails into sunset ($5M for 29 people/day)

Creditors back Superferry bid to keep bankruptcy case on Mainland

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Friday, June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 7507 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

Hawaii County Councilman: Release Guantanamo detainees in Hawaii

Allegedly Naked Editor with Wings allegedly fabricated sources (endorsed twice by Advertiser!)

Short election campaign period gives well-known names an edge

Advertiser: UPW overreaches with its bid for gag order

Visitor arrivals fell 6.4 percent in May

Internet tax would bring in dollars

Back taxes trickle in from delinquent list

Matson, unions extend talks to Friday

Campbell heir blaming CPB for losses

Kauai: Lingle not releasing Black Pot Park expansion funds

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Friday, June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:56 AM :: 7256 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

U.S. Fortifies Hawaii to Meet Threat From Korea

Obama tied to Ayers ... at age 11: Anti-military congregation attended as boy in Hawaii linked to radical's organization

Hawaii plans to cut 66 precincts to reduce election expenses (down to 273)

Lingle seeks cut in workweek

Inexperienced backbencher McKelvey calls for emergency session

Clearing air on budget and real property taxes (Anderson nails Mufia, SB)

Hawaii school board approves locker searches, anti-drug dogs

UPDATE: Hawaii Department of Education 'Trim the Fat' Contest Exposing Millions in Waste

Scope faces critic$ in Hilo

Sunshine Law violation by council may have repercussions (new life to Jacobson)

Money in-Money out (another hit by Jacobson's backers)

Kauai Mayor’s father arrested for harassing political opponents

State GOP asked to stop supporting Aiona campaign

Carroll Cox: The environmental watchdog is always on the lookout for wrongdoing (SB preps a candidate?)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
June 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 AM :: 8769 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

Hawaii state worker furloughs being challenged in court

Hawaii students lag behind Kazakhstan

Kaua‘i Drug Court graduates ‘move on’

Mufia's bid for governor will mix up City Hall

Freeways, trains under scrutiny at dueling conferences

HawTel has possible buyer

Judiciary budget cut $11.4M

Fate of former Wailupe school remains unclear

Hospital bankruptcy plan sparks dispute

Thielen readies backup plan for parks

Maui B&B, vacation rental tax bill goes forward

Would a CEO run Kaua‘i better?

Kauai Council to air open government concerns

Pump costs jump to $3 per gallon (Takamine tax about to kick in)

SB/Obama: Global warming to turn ocean into acid bath (don't worry, its just another tax increase)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 AM :: 6954 Views :: Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Pentagon warns of North Korean missile threat to Hawaii, Alaska

Al Hee using your tax dollars to make $400M bid for Hawaiian Telecom

Abercrombie:  Hannemann walking out on city's rail transit project

Candidates Begin Filing To Fill Bainum's Seat

HGEA Plans Fight Against State Furloughs: Union Says It's Willing To Negotiate Pay, Benefits

City's alleged dumping in stream investigated: Another enviro crime by the Mufia

Feds charge ex-HPD officer

Shock over reduced sentence (got ten years, to be released in 1 month)

John W Goemans: Lawyer's work opened OHA voting

Phony Warming: Honolulu Temperature Records Questioned

 

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Friday, June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 PM :: 6982 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

KSBE POWER: "Teacher Merit pay experiment worth a closer look

SB spots legal problem for newest version of Akaka Bill

UH economists revise their outlook and now do not expect recovery until 2011 or 2012

Kaua‘i anti-Superferry group: Send us Gitmo detainees

Mauians discuss plans for new global warming propaganda

Eco regression: Wood-burning facility will meet all rules, say owners

New law protects manta rays

Save Kailua Fireworks Group Seeks Support from the Community to Save 4th of July Celebration

Kauai council secrecy: Bynum, Kawahara continue crusade

Mayor Kenoi signs budget

Japanese firms may get in on Guam military housing contracts

Hawaii-based Hoku Scientific (BIG Act 215/221 player) in financing crunch, posts loss

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009
June 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 AM :: 5300 Views :: Kauai County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

More Akaka Bill problems: many Hawaiians to be excluded from Akaka Tribe

Sam Slom: Islam Day: a rush to Muslimize us

Ocean generates 10.7 percent of state GDP

Native Hawaiian educators urge UH search delay

Oahu to add 33,000 residents by 2025 -- Big Isle to add 70,000

Prevedouros: Council poised to go off the rail

Hawaii DoE 63.9% graduation rate disputed

BOE nears 76% lunch price boost

New Mauna Kea telescope plans moving forward: Public hearings scheduled

Maui home, condo resales plunge 40 percent

Failed plan cost state $112,171

OHA asks for study of burials--after funding their destruction

A&B forges ahead with plans for redevelopment in Kahului 

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Sunday, June 07, 2009
June 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 AM :: 6145 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development

Circle dance begins for open seats

SB: Search for UH president should end with Greenwood

Community college rolls soar in Hawaii

Landowners oppose legislation mandating more affordable units

Unions prepare to fight Hawaii government worker furloughs

We must spark an industry of energy startups

All stakeholders must press for KPT repairs

Furloughs: Public defender office closures affecting courtroom schedules

Palcic/SB: State's bloated bureaucracy prices work force out of jobs and efficiency

Kauai: Board members cleared of alleged charter violations

Pflueger case continued

Hawaii County: Exemptions, 3% cap create tax inequities

Greenwell voted on Hokulia-related issue despite owning property in development

Proposed Nani Kailua extension hits delay

Abercrombie backs Ron Paul's 'Audit the (Joooish) Fed Bill' 

Sovereignty documentary debuts in D.C.

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Friday, June 05, 2009
June 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 AM :: 5370 Views :: Hawaii County News, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Akaka Bill goes before House Ctte Thursday

UH regents ready to OK Greenwood

Furloughs: Gov. Says Some Departments Will Close, Others To Reduced Staff

Honolulu City Council wrestles with tax proposals

Law boosts charter schools

Maui: Ban on Styrofoam will be introduced

Windfarm energy may be transmitted from other islands (Enviros still debating effort to block)

Electricity rates rise statewide

Isle motorists economize as gas prices rise anew

Hawaiian Tel Bankruptcy emergence plan cuts owner Carlyle Group almost completely out

Rep Joe Bertram III recovering from illness

The Fair American

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Thursday, June 04, 2009
June 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 AM :: 7762 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

(Rabies in Hawaii?) HGEA boss Perreira foams at mouth:  Lingle "lying...fooling herself"

University of Hawaii may drop classes to cut budget by $50M

Debate over Haleakala telescope re-engaged

Oahu hurricane losses worry disaster officials

Honolulu 106th in high-tech ranking

Queen's Medical Center Pays $2.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Improper Claims

Hawaii Co Council gives budget final approval (4% lower)

HPD Commission Chooses Putzulu Acting Chief

Hawaii near top for alcohol abuse

Tom Gill, 87, was wild card of politics

Full Text: Obama's speech in Cairo

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Monday, June 01, 2009
June 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:43 AM :: 5563 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Akaka Bill still going nowhere

State workers on edge on eve of Governor's budget announcement

More cuts to schools feared after bleaker revenue forecast

Hawaii's tax outlook dims in updated forecast

Hotels continue occupancy drop

SB: More thought needed in 'saving' the environment (not pseudo-environmentalists)

EXAMPLE #1--Global warming is killing Hawaii Honeycreeper

EXAMPLE #2--Moloka'i's reef is choking to death

Elective office eluded Windward lawyer

Hawaii County government: Inside deals, incompetence, intent or arrogance?

Perpetual money machines we're not

Spitting in the eye of mainstream education

Police chief's low salary will likely limit applicants, especially mainlanders

Futuristic aircraft may land in Hawaii

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Friday, May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 AM :: 5704 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Gov. Lingle responds to Council on Revenues forecast

Isle foreclosures, delinquencies up

Liberal media mogul pleads no-contest in Oahu court

Kawaiahao Church fundraising under scrutiny by Hawaii officials

OHA honors vow to help finance native Hawaiian homes

Isle utilities in top 10 on solar energy

Mental health, substance abuse treatment center facing possible closure

Queen K Hwy: Bid review hearing begins, ruling months off

SB: 'Civil unions' don't go far enough

'Mixed race' fastest growing in US

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 AM :: 5261 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Maui County GOP Chair denounces Sotomayor Nomination

Decision delayed on drug dogs, searches at Hawaii schools

Tourism agency plans ad cutbacks

'Renaissance' plan for Hawaii parks shifts into low-budget gear (menehune labor)

Borreca: Wading in politicos' ways reveals muck and murk

Legislature Betrayed the Filipino People with Tax Increases

Businessman faces five years in prison

Turnout low for Internet vote (The easier voting gets, the fewer participate)

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Saturday, May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 AM :: 4880 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

EIS says good outweighs bad if giant telescope built on Mauna Kea

No ceasing ceded-lands fight

Obama to appoint federal judge in Hawaii after Gillmor retires

Hawaii jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent

Matson increases fuel fee

Another assault at Hookena Beach reported

Samoa's Democrat Governor tries to block minimum wage hike 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 AM :: 6414 Views :: Kauai County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Hawaii governor orders departments to cut spending

Honolulu city council may ease proposed tax hikes

Let's not raise HI-5¢ fees in a recession

Hawaii swine flu scaring off tourists (thanks, Biden)

SB: Boost access to ballots in digital voting (voting gets easier--so participation drops)

Another "solution' from the Advertiser: Voters shouldn't make all public decisions

Architects suggest building the rail system near ground level

Regents starting talks on 2 finalists

SB: Difficulty lingers with medical marijuana

Hawaii refinery assessed for shutdown by Chevron

Maui News Polls Governor's race

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Friday, May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 9173 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

Islam Day draws heat for isles

Abercrombie seeks to transfer campaign funds

Hemmings says wife is victim of revenge

SB: Don't extinguish tobacco tax hike

Advertiser: Public process offers key chance for input

Hawaii Supreme Court Declines to Reconsider Super Ferry Ruling

Critical Honolulu City Council Vote This Monday Determines Funding Conditions for Rail

Hawaii Senator Gary Hooser: A Political Hack

Ethics Board releases ‘flawed’ attorney opinion

Arrest unlawful, couple says

Maui Council decides to keep property tax levels same in ’10

Maui, Big Isle may lose car dealers

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Sunday, May 10, 2009
May 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 AM :: 7376 Views :: Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Hawaii “Islam Day” secretly marks September 11

Hot topics await election season

Double Dobelle?  Questions dog final 2 candidates for Univ. of Hawaii presidency

Honolulu's switch to hybrid buses stalled by realities of costs

Maui Lawmakers pleased with share of the ‘slimmer’ pie

Anti-Superferry protester retains Maui Democrat chair

SB: If Watada goes to jail, so should Bush lawyers

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 AM :: 5549 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development

3 Native Hawaiians finalists for trustee of Kamehameha Schools

Lawmakers restore protect DoE spending cuts from accountability

State leaders no closer to reducing budget shortfall

Maui Panel upholds budget, rises ‘to the occasion’

Young Bros.: Pasha’s aim is cherry-picking (INTER-ISLE BARGE COMPETITION!)

Power plant ban splits environmentalists

Sierra Club: City water moves must respect isle's unique ecosystem

Kauai County employees get to the heart of customer service

Hawaii County furloughs gaining traction

Hawaiian Home Lands and County of Hawai‘i Partnership Dedicates Keanalehu Drive

Colleagues fear Inouye may get rolled by Obey

No swine flu in Hawaii: DoH issues health alert

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
April 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:17 AM :: 6712 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Layoffs and Taxes -- Senate budget proposal raids hotel tax, foresees counties imposing sales levy

Chances weaken for passage of altered civil union measure

LA Times: Hawaii, suffering tourism drop appeals to Obama

Be careful in listing tax delinquents' names online

Pork Dreams: More than $100M in earmarks for Hawaii sought in U.S. House

Broken Trustee still not going to jail: Lanikai man (Jervis) gets probation for car chase of Hawaii teen vandals  (soft on crime)

Land fund raid step closer to reality

Hidden tax increase on outsiders?--New value allocation approach applied to Kaua‘i condominiums

Parents rally to preserve Wailupe Valley school

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Sunday, April 05, 2009
April 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 AM :: 5801 Views :: Hawaii County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

NK missile launches: Not shot down (Obama calls for US disarmament)

Omnibus tax measure likely unless public employees give

SB: Ceded Lands commentary

Colorado groups fund both sides in Civil Unions debate (SB headline only calls attention to anti-civil unions funding)

Extinction crisis?  East Maui survey finds unknown plant species

Hawaii will post list of biggest tax scofflaws on new state Web site

Honolulu's Chinatown residents want more police to cut violence

Sentenced to 20 years; Thief to serve at least 40 months (24 priors)

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Saturday, April 04, 2009
April 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 AM :: 6173 Views :: Hawaii County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

N. Korea set for launch

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider New Sales Tax (this is where they've been aiming all along)

Hawaii governor urges pay cuts for herself, lawmakers, judges

Oshiro apologizes for deleting disability board

Hawaii drug gang dispute linked to Chinatown murder

Zippy's lays off 47 workers on Maui amid recession

SB: Instructions to Democrats,"Place Stevens' cloud over Bush prosecutors"

Gang Cesspool violation hamper home financing

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Friday, April 03, 2009
April 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:05 AM :: 6928 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

U.S. on alert to protect Isles

AP: More on Rep Joe Bertram (D-Maui) defending molester

Damage done to Hawaii by Obama: $97.6 million--and counting

SB: Legislator offers proposal to raise taxes on the rich

UH cuts may jeopardize jobs (case for tax increase)

School board opposes governor's budget plan

Bottom? Oahu home prices continue to slide, down 4.5% in March

HMSA, Medicare squeeze suppliers

Civil union supporters hopeful despite failure

Woman, 35, shot after allegedly threatening police in Pawaa

Audit finds state IT department lacking

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Friday, March 27, 2009
March 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:26 AM :: 8166 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Hamamoto: Panic Monger Busted by Kawamura

SB Editorial repeats Hamamoto's lies 

Contractors lining up to bid for Honolulu rail's $550M first phase

Maui wind power plant looks to grow

Gay marriage effort shifts back to New England

Military denies involvement with fish kills

Hotel tax coveted by state

Lawmakers aim to rein in biocontrols

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Monday, March 23, 2009
March 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:50 AM :: 5799 Views :: Hawaii County News, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development

So who pulled the restriction on excessive AIG bonus payments out of the stimulus bill? Sen. Inouye knows

No sale! Hawaii continues to slam door on business

Again, Hawaii ranks low for business

Hawaii incomes fall short

Anti-Superferry spin in Latin

Kona Kampachi - 60 Times Less Impact on Stocks than Wild-Caught Fish

Pot advocates exhale after AG signals policy shift

Natatorium pool may go

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Friday, March 20, 2009
March 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 AM :: 5365 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Superferry Ruling May Impact Rail Tax

Few opponents turn out to see exit

Superferry Pulling Ship Out Of Hawaii

Superferry economic fallout begins

State visitor arrivals seen falling 5.2% in '09

More Eco-harassment: Fish farm may leave Kona

Hawaii County Council fast-tracks bills for stimulus qualification

Bankrupt Hawaiian Telcom plans to pay $6M in worker bonuses

Dodd Blames Obama Administration for AIG Bonus Amendment

Undersea volcano erupts 6 miles off main Tongan island

Canceled show costs Rain $8M

SB: Create system for distributing medical marijuana

Sex predator could get probation

ILWU backs Anderson's Council bid

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Monday, March 16, 2009
March 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:49 AM :: 5437 Views :: Hawaii County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development, World News

1,000 rally against Gay Civil Unions, for spending

Angling for tax increase, officials warn budget cuts could unleash a litany of social ills

W. Maui Hospital developer ‘ecstatic’

SB: Tort reform will lure more physicians to Hawaii

Residents often kept in the dark by OIP

Akaka bill waiting for breathing room

Defending Imiloa Earmark: "DC delegation brings home the bacon"

Red Tape: Some projects get held up in tangles, snags

Japan tried 2nd Pearl Harbor attack on March 4, 1942

Former reporter details problems at West Hawaii Today

Geothermal plant's expansion on track

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Saturday, March 14, 2009
March 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:37 AM :: 6704 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Aiona to protest 'SNL' Hawaii skit

Mayor: Motta's comments 'absurd'

Mark Recktenwald Confirmed to Hawaii Supreme Court

Budget: Pay cuts vs Tax Hikes

Ceremony honors Mauians killed in Iraq, Afghanistan

Two GMO bills survive crossover

Global Cooling hits Hawaii Hard

Widespread Flu in Hawaii

Hilo police find 111 pot plants, repeat offender 

Maui Judge: Removal of councilman not up to court

Maui: Mayor’s budget avoids tax hikes

Hawaii County: We can raid 2 percent fund

Kenoi budget comes under fire

SB Editorial reflects HSTA push back on Obama Ed reform 

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Thursday, March 12, 2009
March 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:17 AM :: 6430 Views :: Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

State Senate votes to abolish secret ballot for workers

Wall Street Journal warns of broader consequences on ceded lands case

Star-Bulletin covers Pali shootings case again 

9-11 Troothers demand taxpayers fund Bob Jacobson's council re-run

Proposed Hawaii budget would cut 374 state jobs to ease deficit

Hawaii jobless rate hits a 25-year high and may get worse

Mourners pay their respects to a slain teacher

Maui: Ethics complaint dismissed

Cock Fighting Gaff Ban Proposal Gets Reluctant Support in Hawaii Senate

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
March 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 AM :: 10029 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News, Hawaii History

Crossover: GE, oil, hotel tax increases to save rail, two medical reform bills pass

Advertiser: Malu Motta says he's entrepreneur, not mobster (Kenoi finally gets a mention)

Porkfest: U.S. Senate passes spending bill with $372 million for Hawaii projects

Abercrombie campaigns on Big Island

Tavares: No layoffs for county employees

Maui: "Reinstated" sovereignty activists finally get tickets after months of illegal camping

House voting on dogfight bill

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
March 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:16 AM :: 6651 Views :: Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

'SNL' skit 'went too far,' Aiona says

Crossover of Bills at the Hawaii Legislature Today

$50,000 limit on corporate donations?

Stimulus to boost food-stamps in Hawaii by 13.6 percent

Maui PD may face layoffs

The Bus to cost $2.25

Knife suspect's Lawyer: Blame the system

Marshall's husband endorses aide Anderson as council successor

Obama, taking on unions, backs teacher merit pay

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Monday, March 09, 2009
March 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 AM :: 7400 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

State of Pork: Hawaii delegation proud of earmarks

SB Cheers: More Americans say they have no religion

Kamehameha Schools urges that Honolulu rail be at ground level

SB:  Lawmakers would rob Oahu to fill treasury (Rail tax raid)

SB: Reveal Plaintiffs' names

Aiona supports giant telescope, within limits

Hawaii Tribune Herald finally covers Motta Trial

Abercrombie flies to Maui, speaks to 50

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Saturday, March 07, 2009
March 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 AM :: 7947 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Kauai County News, DHHL, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Motta: "I got the judge in my pocket"

Abercrombie vs Hannemann 1986--future past

Aiona welcomes new candidates in race for Governor

Democrats, media, labor plan gay civil unions rallies on all islands

Aiona questioned on E Hawaii medical residency program

State of Pork: Earmark reform could challenge Hawaii institutions

Hawaiian Air CEO says demand 'stable'

Kaua‘i women celebrate Patsy Mink (spot the arrogance)

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Monday, March 02, 2009
March 2, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 AM :: 6194 Views :: Hawaii County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor for first time since war

Abercrombie critical of Obama Iraq plan

Hawai`i effort cited in report urging states to improve probation, parole programs

University of Hawai`i sports losing their fan base

O`ahu: Council candidates emerge

Higher medical costs await state workers

Hilo High facing cuts

Taxpayer Advocates Take Unfair Taxes to Court

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
March 1, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 AM :: 7040 Views :: Hawaii County News, Maui County News, Congressional Delegation, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

Akaka Bill may have a shot at law

Isle lawmakers want piece of Internet sales

Mufi demands Legislature legalize Honolulu's illegal sewage

Socialist Delays defeat Kalapana volcano victims

Maui: After 3 years, end comes for 'exhausted' General Plan panel

Communist ILWU icon recalled for her passion

DLNR's renaissance plan draws positive feedback

SB: Mail-in election might stir isle voters from their apathy

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
February 24, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 AM :: 5599 Views :: Hawaii County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Development

Dueling rallies: Crowd estimate upped to 6-8,000 -- Gay Civil Unions supporters outnumbered 100-1

Gay Civil Unions: Democrats warned of electoral losses

OHA Fears the coming reckoning with the US Constitution: Hawaii House Passes Resolution Urging "Withdrawal" Of The "Ceded Lands" Case

DOE purchasing "fraudulent and illegal"

Lingle chats with 'gracious' president in D.C.

Oahu voters to tap Marshall replacement

Another Hookena Beach Assault

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Monday, February 23, 2009
February 23, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 10:11 AM :: 5134 Views :: Hawaii County News, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development

2,000 rally to oppose civil unions

OHA shows fear as US Constitution comes to bear

After doubling deficit: Obama pledges to cut deficit in half by raising your taxes

2% of budget for open space:  Kenoi's plan draws opposition

Geologists test volcano as source for power

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Saturday, February 21, 2009
February 21, 2009
By Andrew Walden @ 10:30 AM :: 5841 Views :: Maui County News, Honolulu County News, Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, National News, Development, World News

Fr. Damien to be canonized Oct. 11

More drug dealers with medical marijuana certs busted on Maui

Senate votes for restriction on ceded land sales--but does not ban

Robocalls nail Abercrombie: SB responds for Democrat

UH Athletics still losing money

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