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Friday, October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 312 Views
  1. 457K Votes Received so Far—Breaks Record
  2. Privacy?  Vigilantes Gain Access to State Quarantine List 
  3. Hawaii Criminal Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks
  4. Supreme Court Rejects Suit Seeking Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless
  5. Hawaii’s Medicaid numbers up 7% year-over-year
  6. As economic pain of pandemic widens, need for food stamps soars in Hawaii
  7. 3,000,000 lbs of Free Food per Month
  8. CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes
  9. Hawaii Tourist Count Drops in 2nd Week
  10. Post-Arrival Tests Find only 6 Positives
  11. Chemophobia Front and Center as HTA starts process to create new model for managed tourism
  12. A&B Profitable Again: 81% of Tenants Paying Rent
  13. COVID-19 taking a toll on island real estate market
  14. City cleanup effort removes 52 tons of homeless rubbish from Oahu’s Leeward Coast
  15. An 8-year battle with the law
  16. Geothermal Power and Big Cable Date Back to Hawaiian Kingdom
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 457 Views
  1. (to access articles below click the news read dateline at top)
  2. Oahu vote tally topples record
  3. Honolulu Police Department has issued 60,000 coronavirus-related violations
  4. How SHOPO Keeps Trying To Hide Police Misconduct Despite New Disclosure Law
  5. Hawaii among top 5 states with highest mortgage fraud risk
  6. Sec 8: State expects 20,000 applications when rental subsidy wait list is briefly opened
  7. Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry
  8. Gun sales surge, creating a backlog to process permits
  9. NTSB releases details from skydiving plane crash that killed 11 at Dillingham Airfield
  10. Petitions would add 3 excuses to medicated pot list
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 397 Views
  1. --- NOTE: To open articles below this line CLICK HERE --- 
  2. Hawaii Construction Union Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races
  3. HART board’s 7-2 vote fails to halt P3 process
  4. 'Expensive lesson to learn': Hawaiian tourists struggle with negative test, mask mandates
  5. Confusion around Safe Travels leads to arrest
  6. 60-plus Companies Submit ‘Advance Notice’ of Permanent Layoffs
  7. Overdue-rent cases are expected to clog Hawaii’s courts
  8. Circus News: Ms Magazine Touts Hawaii ‘feminist recovery plan’
  9. Navy’s plan for Red Hill fuel tanks rejected by EPA, DOH
  10. Article highlights DHHL funding needs
  11. Hawaii County Water Board approves rate hike
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 492 Views
  1. Vote now; Ballot deadlines nearing
  2. 381,000 Hawaii ballots already returned in election with ‘tremendous enthusiasm’
  3. Caldwell Presents 8-Point Plan for Rail
  4. Lanai 2,800 Surge tests on island of 3,000
  5. Life Care Center reports two more deaths
  6. Japanese travel plan nearly set, Canada, S Korea Next
  7. Utah family flies to Hawaii, finds out negative COVID-19 results won't be accepted
  8. 97-percent of COVID-19 emergency order violation cases that reached outcome were dismissed
  9. The state is sitting on $90M for housing aid and time is running out to distribute it—HHFDC Solves Problem by Not Checking Eligibility
  10. Hawaii County coffers contain an extra $40M
  11. Maui Liquor director to hand position to Son?
  12. McKinley Students Still Unable To Play Football On New $5M Field
  13. Batteries $947/kwh in Hawaii
  14. Closing Dillingham Airport May Slow Tourism
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor October, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:30 PM :: 1577 Views
  • Telescope Less Impact Than Maunakea Access Road Encampment?
  • Rail to be Next Stonehenge
  • “A Republic, if you can keep it”
  • Stop The Rail at Middle Street
  • Held Hostage?
  • Hawaiian Homelands Should Be Opened To Other Voice/Data Providers
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Monday, October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 410 Views
  1. Another Federal Grand Jury In Hawaii? This Time It’s About United Public Workers Union
  2. Judge’s order favors disclosure of documents in Miske-related case
  3. Deadline looming for HART’s rail plan
  4. DoE Remote Learning Scam Wears Thin: Parents Flee to Private Schools
  5. Vigilante group calls for stricter mask enforcement
  6. City agrees to a tentative $320,000 settlement over HPD domestic violence case
  7. US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year
  8. State plans $1.8 billion housing and commercial development for East Kapolei
  9. Kalaeloa Vintage aircraft face chopping block
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Sunday, October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:03 PM :: 2140 Views
  1. HGEA Bumbling Ruins Vacations for Thousands
  2. Green worries COVID-19 infections could hit triple digits on Lanai
  3. Caldwell: Build Rail Line to Station ‘Near Downtown’
  4. Honolulu rail delays could affect Oahu Community Correctional Center site redevelopment
  5. TMT opponents oppose small teaching telescope at Halepohaku
  6. Hawaii: Meet Your Electoral College
  7. Latest Scheme: Free House in Hawaii in Exchange for your So-Called ‘Tech’ Stock
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 754 Views
  1. Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%
  2. Tier System from Department of Health guides Hawaii schools
  3. 66,644 arrive in Hawaii -- 41,783 with pre-travel testing
  4. After 55,000 Tickets and 500 Arrests -- HPD chief says most violators of COVID restrictions are residents, not tourists
  5. 14 people arrested on Kaua'i for violating quarantine rules since reopening travel
  6. 65 Cases on Lanai
  7. Life Care Center reports dramatic decrease in new virus cases
  8. Nadamoto Relative in Domestic Violence Case?
  9. Maui Mayor seeks Guzman’s removal as prosecutor
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Friday, October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 1438 Views
  1. Not the Kiss of Death? Blangiardi Still Winning Even After Admitting he Voted for Donald Trump
  2. Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail
  3. Oahu Alcohol-Related Crashes up 33% – Drug Related Crashes up 60%
  4. Nursing home deaths--41% of all virus-related deaths in Hawaii
  5. 58,611 people have been screened in the first seven days
  6. Backlog in the state’s manual COVID-19 test verification process sends thousands of Hawaii travelers to quarantine
  7. Quarantine: Police Issue 8,400 warnings and 885 Tickets Since Oct 15
  8. Going after the surgeon general
  9. Public Defender Uses COVID as Excuse to keep Fentanyl Dealer on Streets
  10. How Distance Education Fails One Family
  11. Legislature Must Give The Police Standards Board The Money It Needs To Do Its Job
  12. Hawaii CBD Restrictions
  13. American Samoa Medical Charter to Bring 100 for Treatment in Hawaii
  14. Four Cronies of the Apocalypse: Ex-Governors Back Hu Honua Scheme
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:47 PM :: 1426 Views
  1. HART chief says Rail Line May be Cut Short
  2. 40% of Hawaii businesses can't pay their rent, survey finds
  3. Daily Tourist Count Drops off
  4. HD43: Will Downtown Lobbyists Win Race?
  5. Bill 73: Don’t Let Bums Flop on Sidewalk
  6. Honolulu resolution seeks to help NIMBYs Stop affordable housing
  7. Hawaii Labor Department brings on 100 adjudicators to help process huge backlog of unemployment claims
  8. 14,494 people in quarantine right now
  9. State’s secondary surveillance testing hasn’t yet caught any positives
  10. Kauai County has spent 66% of CARES Act funds
  11. UC Seeks Updated Status of Na Pua Makani Windfarm
  12. Councilman calls for release of fire chief’s performance evaluations
  13. Honolulu Gun Permits up 40%
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 638 Views
  1. Poll: Voters Favor Tourism Reopening 55% to 34%
  2. Half of public school parents concerned over quality of education amid the pandemic, study shows
  3. Just 1 in 10 public school students get daily in-person classes in Hawaii
  4. More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School
  5. DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students
  6. Unemployment: HGEA Can’t get the Job Done, but Whines About Contractor
  7. Welfare Fraud: Officials warn Hawaii Restaurant Card solicitation could lead to revocation
  8. Owners file suit over city’s rules that forced long-lasting bar, nightclub closures
  9. US surgeon general to be in court on Hawaii virus citation
  10. Protection For Renters Can Be A Nightmare for Landlords
  11. About 80% of Hawaii County’s virus relief funds spent or encumbered
  12. Interisland travelers have options to avoid quarantine when flying into the Big Island
  13. State lacks testing options for Canadians
  14. Over 221,000 ballots received prior to opening of voter service centers
  15. In Hawaii, Switch to Mail-In Voting Not a Cure-All
  16. Cloudy Weather: Rolling Blackouts for Solar-Powered Kauai?
  17. City welcomes public input for Climate Ready Oahu, the isle’s first adaptation strategy
  18. Moving the Smokestack: Blue Planet Phonies Exposed 
  19. Soft on Crime: Criminal Averages One Conviction per Year for 31 Years
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:01 PM :: 2427 Views
  1. 20 Years Prison for former Auditor of OHA and HART
  2. Poll: Biden 58% Trump 29% on Oahu
  3. Economy: Honolulu residents more optimistic than ‘Experts’
  4. Big Island Mayoral Race a Test of Telescope Opinion?
  5. Former Governors: Democratic Party should not endorse for mayor
  6. More than 30,000 trans-Pacific travelers have arrived in the islands since Thursday
  7. Ige Withholding TAT Funds from Counties
  8. Hawai'i Island voter receives ballots for dead person, former resident
  9. DOH reports 39 new COVID-19 cases statewide; fifth death reported at Life Care Center
  10. Arcadia confirms resident with coronavirus died
  11. Since tourism relaunch, police have issued 4,500 warnings for violating COVID-19 orders
  12. Piñata: Honolulu Council Opens Grant-in-Aid Applications
  13. Renters In Hawaii Are Struggling. So Are Their Landlords
  14. Kaimuki association calls on state to institute moratorium on commercial evictions
  15. Katherine Kealoha wants phone hearings during pandemic
  16. Scrapping a guilty plea, trial possible for former Maui officer in wire fraud case
  17. Aloha Aina Party facing questions as election approaches
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Monday, October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 649 Views
  1. Poll: Alm 41% – Kau 33%
  2. Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating lowest at 44% in Hawaii Poll
  3. Secrecy Shrouds Ige’s New High-Level Coronavirus Panel
  4. Survey shows over 80% of Hawaii businesses expect lower revenue this and next year due to COVID-19
  5. Free state’s struggling workers from burdensome regulations
  6. 2 Kauai restaurants ban tourists from dining rooms, Usual Suspects Spread Hysteria and Rumors
  7. Surveillance testing begins Monday on Oahu, Big Island testing catches few positive cases
  8. Hawaii County almost halfway through coronavirus relief money
  9. If Hawaii is going to work for all of us, we must ensure that mail-in voting truly works for everyone.
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Sunday, October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 811 Views
  1. Poll: Blangiardi 49% – Amemiya 36% 
  2. Hawaii Poll: Oahu voters disapprove of Kirk Caldwell’s coronavirus response
  3. Tourism Reopening is Josh Green’s Doom?
  4. Around 16,000 trans-Pacific travelers arrived in first 48 hours of reopening
  5. Kauai: COVID Bringing in More Rich Activist Types Who Immediately Want to Shut the Door Behind Them
  6. Caldwell calls for special meeting over future of an already costly rail project
  7. Star-Adv: If Dems Win Senate Money from Heaven Will Rain Down on Us
  8. Counting Down To One Hundred Days Out Of School
  9. Tulsi Gabbard leaves Hawaii Army National Guard after 17 years for California duty
  10. Former Hawaii state official clears his name 8 years after allegations forced him from federal post
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Saturday, October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:54 PM :: 1078 Views
  1. Hawaii's Covid policies, as science, wouldn't pass an ethics review
  2. 1,100 Arrival tests—Only One Positive
  3. Life Care Center’s coronavirus case count rises to 53
  4. Kim: “It was a real mess” 
  5. Day Two of trans-Pacific travel at Kona airport
  6. Ige: Hawaii Needs 500K Tests/Month
  7. Kauai Mayor: We Need More Testing Providers
  8. Mayor Victorino announces travel exemption for same day or overnight medical purposes
  9.  New plan to allow Hawaii County travelers to skip quarantine won’t require a pre-test
  10. Here’s the arrivals breakdown for the launch day of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program
  11. Hawaiian Air Burning $3M/day
  12. Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Is Ready But The State Is Keeping It Under Wraps
  13. Contact tracers encounter wrong, disconnected phone numbers or no numbers at all
  14.  Despite huge need, state has only distributed 2% of $100M set aside for housing help
  15. Police officer disclosure
  16. Bank records of anti-Amemiya Super-PAC subpoenaed in campaign spending probe
  17. Hysteria: 30 Feet of Sea level Rise Coming, LOL!
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Friday, October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 1419 Views
  1. Hawaii Poll: Biden 61% -- Trump 28%
  2. 124,000 Ballots Have Been Cast
  3. HART Finance Ctte Votes to Halt P3--Rail project cost estimate now jacked up above $10 billion
  4. 10,102 arrive on first day of traveler testing program, 7,200 pre-tested
  5. Kauai Protesters “Trying to Instill Violence” against Visitors
  6. Rent relief applications overwhelms Catholic Charities, AUW offices
  7. Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters
  8. Hawaii Board of Education Votes To End Controversial Distance Learning Program
  9. Prosecutors: Investigation of Jonathan Fraser’s murder is still “active”
  10. Courts And Prosecutors Are Keeping Jail Populations Lower During Pandemic
  11. Police Standards Board Asking For More Time, Money — Again
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:35 PM :: 1067 Views
  1. Poll: Voters Still Sour On Ige And Caldwell
  2. State expects 7,000 incoming passengers on first day of traveler testing program
  3. Pre-arrival testing plan will allow visitors from Japan to bypass quarantine
  4. Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion
  5. Experts: Pandemic wiped out 8 years of economic growth in Hawaii
  6. Serious mortgage delinquencies in Hawaii triple in July
  7. Pandemic causes shortage of high-end Oahu rentals
  8. COVID Coverup: August Nursing Home deaths on Maui Reported
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 PM :: 714 Views
  1. Prosecutor Poll: Alm 43% – Kau 31%
  2. Oahu election turnout already at 16%
  3. Coverup? 11 new COVID-19 cases are tallied from August at Roselani Place
  4. BoE Decision to let Teachers ‘Work’ from Home is Backwards
  5. Honolulu consumer prices rise amid coronavirus pandemic
  6. State says extra security measures in place when tourism reopens
  7. Hawaii using protective equipment for coronavirus at ‘scary’ rate
  8. Kauai Residents Flee: Homes Sell Quickly to Mainlanders
  9. Hawaii "Has Committed Suicide" --"Hardly Anyone Is Sick, But We're All Broke"
  10. Ex-Honolulu police officer gets 14 days in jail for sex assault of minor during traffic stop
  11. Will 9th Circuit Shut Dubin Down?
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 PM :: 1086 Views
  1. Poll: Blangiardi 48% – Amemiya 28%
  2. Akina Raises More Than $150K for Reelection to OHA Seat
  3. 11,000 Hawaii tenants delinquent on rent
  4. New Hawaii unemployment call center swamped
  5. Governor Ige plans to give each county mayor authority to implement a second test upon arrival (sort of)
  6. Ige gives verbal approval to allow interisland travelers to Maui with negative COVID-19 test result
  7. Second suit filed in connection with vets home outbreak
  8. Three more residents test positive for coronavirus at Life Care Center
  9. Hawaii superintendent Christina Kishimoto says Acellus online curriculum will be phased out
  10. Useless: Kauai Tinkers with So-Called “Affordable’ Housing Policy Some More
  11. Another sweep of homeless encampment on Nimitz Highway scheduled for Thursday
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Monday, October 12, 2020
October 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 935 Views
  1. Al Hee’s Scam Company to Hand off DHHL Service Contracts to Spectrum?
  2. Objective Achieved: “Confusion and uncertainty will likely prevent an onslaught of visitors”
  3. Keeping children out of school causes unnecessary harm
  4. Advocates Call for HGEA to Start Showing up at Work Again so Unemployed can get Claims Processed
  5. Kailua brewing company ordered to shutdown calls for more transparency from liquor commission
  6. Hu Honua Organizational Structure Revealed
  7. Maui officer accused of soliciting sex from women he met on the job indicted by Feds after County Prosecutor Declines to act
  8. Neglected Varona Village plantation community in Ewa awaits redevelopment plans
  9. Hawaii bankruptcy filings continue to tick downward
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Sunday, October 11, 2020
October 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:34 PM :: 2580 Views
  1. QAnon Conspiracies, Proud Boys And The Future of Hawaii’s GOP
  2. Andrew Sullivan: Dreaming Of A Landslide
  3. Barrett Before Her Again: Can Hirono keep Anti-Catholic Bigotry under wraps (this time)?
  4. Plans moving forward on new Oahu jail despite economic woes
  5. 3rd Member of Alleged Miske Gang Released
  6. State reopening Hawaii tourism on a wish and a prayer
  7. Potential data breach exposed in state’s travel exemption request system
  8. Enrollment down at UH-Hilo, HCC
  9. Hawaii school board chief Catherine Payne urges dropping Acellus online curriculum
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Saturday, October 10, 2020
October 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:23 PM :: 1975 Views
  1. Miske’s Lawyer Megan Kau Not Elected Prosecutor Yet—Already Fixing Tickets
  2. Gov. Ige approves second COVID-19 test for out-of-state visitors to Hawaii County
  3. Report: Hilo veterans home employee stayed on the job for 3 days after COVID-19 exposure
  4. Life Care reports third death
  5. Hundreds stranded more than 6 months after American Samoa sealed its borders
  6. COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on residents' mental health, experts say
  7. Public schools begin second quarter Monday, guidelines still not finalized
  8. Hawaii Ed Board Chair Expects Acellus To ‘Drop Dead’ By End Of School Year
  9. Sex Harassment: Civil Rights Commission still Allows ‘Confidential Settlements’
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Friday, October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 1459 Views
  1. FBI Raids Na Leo TV Locations in Hilo, Honolulu
  2. Caldwell: HART Board Should Kill P-3
  3. 27,000 Hawaii workers exhausted their state jobless benefits in September
  4. Hawaii 2020 unemployment claims surpass 380,000
  5. Green: Masks are an Alternative to Shutting Down Businesses & Tourism
  6. Caldwell says Oahu could move to the next reopening level in two weeks
  7. Lawmaker criticizes contact tracing for COVID-19 on Molokai
  8. DOH looking to boost COVID case investigators
  9. Hu Honua Documents -- Confidential in Hawai’i, Public in California
  10. Hawai‘i Has Authorized 1,527 New Housing Units in 2020
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
October 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 827 Views
  1. City Council Advances Bill To Withdraw Rail Construction Dollars
  2. Hawaii pre-travel testing on track to begin Oct. 15, Gov. Ige says
  3. State launches second - test program to sample 10% of travelers
  4. Lawmakers to Kim: Don’t opt out of pre-travel testing program
  5. Problems loom with out-migration
  6. COVID: Another Hilo Nursing Home Fail
  7. Honolulu Police Chief: Case Closure Stats Are Not As Bad As They Look
  8. Maui planning commissioner at center of debate over alleged shoreline pollution
  9. Varona Village sale pact approved by city
  10. ‘Software issue’ stops opening of Zipper Lane—Nobody Notices
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
October 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:52 PM :: 2023 Views
  1. COVID: Sister Isles Sense Opportunity to Kill off Tourism
  2. Honolulu 'Boogaloo' Activist Charged with Cyber Attack on HPD, Ammo, Drugs
  3. Looking at Alaska’s Two-Test Travel Policy
  4. Fauci: Hawaii can reopen to tourists
  5. To Justify Tax Hike, Honolulu Agencies Asked To Pretend to Identify Potential Budget Cuts Up To 10%
  6. COVID outbreak at a Maui care home jumps by 7 cases, bringing total to 67
  7. New DoH Leadership Helps Move COVID Patients out of Nursing Home
  8. Hawaii -- Two Nobel Prizes
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 766 Views
  1. P3:  HART 'Shipwreck' to Proceed Without Caldwell?
  2. Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing program
  3. Ige talks end of interisland quarantine
  4. How to Spread a Little COVID so HSTA can be Paid to pretend to Work at Home
  5. HPD Gave Surgeon General coronavirus citation for being in a park
  6. Inmates Attempting to Spread COVID Attack Corrections Officers At Hilo Jail
  7. Plenty of planning, not enough housing
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Monday, October 5, 2020
October 5, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 PM :: 978 Views
  1. ‘Misdirection and Fearmongering’ -- Hawaii’s arrival testing debate continues, decision expected this week
  2. Continuation of flight assistance program for quarantine breakers up in the air
  3. 2 deaths, dozens of new cases reported as COVID-19 clusters emerge on Hawaii Island
  4. Daughter speaks out about father’s death at Hilo veterans home
  5. Hawaii Restaurant Association wants delay on plastics ban
  6. Navatek CEO Warned Workers Of ‘Draconian Consequences’ If They Slacked Off During Pandemic
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Sunday, October 4, 2020
October 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 PM :: 967 Views
  1. Just when Oahu rail can’t get any worse, it always does
  2. Jobless can add voices to class-action lawsuit
  3. Message Fatigue: Is Hawaii Learning To Live With The Coronavirus?
  4. Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail
  5. Failure to Incarcerate Lunatics in Lunatic Asylums is cause of HPD Low Crime-Solving record
  6. Hotels see slight uptick in demand
  7. Regime Spies Will Track Tourists
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Saturday, October 3, 2020
October 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 2348 Views
  1. It Begins: With no job prospects, some moving to mainland
  2. Obama Says ‘Build a Wall’ but Seawall expansion runs into Greenmail Demands from Surfrider   
  3. Only the Lies will Set You Free: Navatek CEO Still Gets Bail
  4. Kealoha’s Malicious Prosecution Will Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Million In Settlement
  5. Hawaii PACs Pump Another $500k Into Local Campaigns
  6. Okutsu Veterans home has no COVID-positive residents
  7. COVID relief to go to Hawaii’s artists and cultural practitioners
  8. Legal Aid Society of Hawaii sees uptick in questions from renters and landlords
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Friday, October 2, 2020
October 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 2557 Views
  1. Alleged Navatek Fraudster Message “Could be a Reference to Sen Brian Schatz”
  2. Another Lost School Year: BoE Votes to Allow HSTA Members to Pretend to ‘Work’ from Home
  3. Covid to push Hawaii home prices down, UHERO says
  4. Another long-term care facility in Hilo dealing with COVID-19 outbreak
  5. University of Hawaii to slash salaries of 216 executive, managerial employees due to budget shortfall
  6. Hawaii: Security Cameras Everywhere—Except in Jail
  7. Homeless Meth Lab Cleared out of Kalalau Valley
  8. Maui Liquor Comm Refuses to Release Info on Liquor Director candidates, Hand off to Ex-Director’s Son Coming
  9. Court Orders Big Island Planning Comm to Stop Pandering to anti-5G Morons
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Thursday, October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:28 PM :: 607 Views
  1. Hawaii Welfare Rolls Jump 14.5%
  2. Big Island Food Basket is serving 80,000 people a month—Up from 14,000
  3. Ige: Shortage of tests means testing program for inter-island travel a ‘challenge’
  4. Wrongful death suit filed in veterans home COVID-19 death
  5. Additional COVID-19 fatality at Hilo veterans home brings death toll at facility to 27
  6. Unemployed workers in Hawaii to get $500 to spend at local eateries
  7. Bill 2:  So Tourists won’t be stuck in Traffic, Don’t Give the Little People Anywhere to park Their Cars
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 News Release
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 830 Views
  1. Navatek CEO Arrested for CARES Act Fraud
  2. Another One: Liliha nursing home scrambles to contain COVID-19 outbreak
  3. State: More than 40,000 Hawaii residents have lost health insurance amid pandemic
  4. TheHandi-Van users want 12.5% fare increase delayed
  5. HPD Crime-Solving Record Is The Worst Its Been In At Least 40 Years
  6. Miske companies included a motor vehicle dealer
  7. Army: State Needs To Renew Lease For Big Island Training Area
  8. Trans-Pacific travel: Ready for prime time? Kim says no
  9. Mayor: Kaua’i aims upscale tourist
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 PM :: 1377 Views
  1. Caldwell Admin Obstructs Rail Work Along Dillingham—Why?
  2. Rail Mongers: Ask FTA to Stretch Dec 31 Deadline So Next Mayor Can Approve P3
  3. Mayoral Debate October 14
  4. “The people who can’t find work will be leaving”
  5. Our big recovery idea is to let our prison inmates go free and put our tourists under house arrest
  6. As tourism’s relaunch nears, Ige criticized over lack of clarity on inter-island travel
  7. Majority of people reached by contact tracers do not cooperate
  8. HSTA Still Pushing to Let Teachers Pretend to Work from Home
  9. Hawaii family shares struggle dealing with Hilo veterans home
  10. Hospital worker who was critical of facility’s administration fired
  11. Class-Action Suit Seeks Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless
  12. New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants
  13. Canadian astronomers contend with issue of Indigenous consent over Hawaiian telescope project
  14. The Smoking Gun re Hu Honua Waiver from Competitive Bidding
  15. Minority Leader Wants Transparency On Military’s West Loch Plans
  16. Pearl Harbor Shooting Investigation Finds Deeper Mental Health Concerns Among Submarine Crew
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Monday, September 28, 2020
September 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:02 PM :: 1404 Views
  1. Here’s Why Rapid Testing For Hawaii Flights Might Just Save Travel
  2. How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Would Tackle The Pandemic
  3. Pandemic Exacerbating Hawaii’s Housing Affordability Problem
  4. Column: An arcane federal law puts Young Brothers on the ropes
  5. Plans to close Dillingham Airfield back on track, worrying struggling businesses
  6. Maui community to rally around Haiku teacher put on leave
  7. HB2997: Ige Legalizes Edibles
  8. Inside eBay’s Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal
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Sunday, September 27, 2020
September 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 1233 Views
  1. Blangiardi, Amemiya struck mute when the question is, “What will you do about rail?”
  2. Furloughs?  State’s Only Plan is to get another Federal Bailout
  3. Councilmember Caught Trying to Use CARES Money to Campaign
  4. 20,000 Join Hawaii Facebook support group--unable to claim unemployment benefits
  5. WARN notices paint grim picture: Larger BI employers furloughed or laid off nearly 6,000 workers
  6.  Spying on You: Officials scramble to fix bugs in Safe Travels before visitors return to Hawaii
  7. Hilo Medical Center puts COVID Patients in Same Room with Non-COVID Patients
  8. Pondering Hu Honua vs Honua Ola
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Saturday, September 26, 2020
September 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 812 Views
  1. Honolulu Council Long History of Conflict of Interest
  2. HHSC to take over management of vets home
  3. Kauai Council Candidates: ‘Climate Change’ to be Excuse for Higher Housing Costs 
  4. Hawaii prisoner release program hopes to find additional funding to stay afloat
  5. Hawaii 'coal ban bill' becomes law
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Friday, September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 824 Views
  1. City is withdrawing from P3 Honolulu rail procurement process, Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells feds
  2. More obstacles threaten to delay completion of rail project by up to 4 years—City and HART Point Fingers at Each other
  3. HART board won’t fire CEO Robbins before contract expires
  4. COVID Excuse: Third Miske defendant gets bail
  5. Food Giveaways Feed More than 100,000 people — Just on Big Island
  6. Significant 2021 Hawaii economy rebound not in the forecast
  7. Long-term care facilities report additional COVID-19 cases
  8. Homeless rights and rights of the public are at odds
  9. HPD Runs 500 Homeless Thru POST Program 
  10. Hawaii County hasn’t issued a carry permit in 20 years
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 2692 Views
  1. 26 dead at Hilo Veterans Home: “At least 20 deaths are still pending verification and classification”
  2. As death toll at Hilo veteran’s home mounts, family calls for criminal investigation
  3. Flying to Hawaii? United Now Has a $250 Coronavirus Test for You
  4. Miske Unions in Charge of Temptation Island Quarantine Enforcement
  5. New restaurant rules raise privacy concerns
  6. Ige’s proposal for furloughs would not impact county workers
  7. Ige’s Eviction Moratorium Doesn’t Do What He Says It Does
  8. Hawaii Has A New COVID-19 Response Team. Will It Make A Difference?
  9. Honolulu City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson has officially resigned to Work as Union Lobbyist
  10. Caldwell to discuss status of program to stem spread of COVID-19 among homeless population
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 946 Views
  1. Sen Dela Cruz Says Furloughs Inevitable
  2. HART: Canceling public-private partnership could cause 18 months of rail delays
  3. Oahu retailers, eateries and salons allowed to reopen with restrictions under new order
  4. Businesses call on leaders to form clearer plans to revitalize local economy
  5. Honolulu County Setting up its own Contact-Tracing Phone Rooms
  6. While DoH Dawdles, Community groups drive down COVID-19 cases among Pacific Islanders
  7. Antibody testing gives insight to COVID-19 among Hawaii Pacific Health workers
  8. COVID Fears Cut Hospital Admissions Sharply
  9. Column: Action needed on education emergency
  10. Hawaii County Water Board proposes 13% rate hike; Public hearing set for Oct. 21
  11. Hu Honua Treasure Trove -- Follow the Money
  12. Miske sought cocaine supply deal with Mexican source, prosecutors say
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Letters to the Editor September, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:01 AM :: 2158 Views
  • Caldwell COVID Logic: Stores Closed World's Busiest Costco Open
  • Reopen Kauai Schools
  • Basic Problems with All-Mail-in voting
  • Security guard approached me and asked if I had any pants to put on
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:09 PM :: 1472 Views
  1. Governor proposes public worker unions furloughs that would amount to 10% pay cut
  2. Robbins Ouster Timed to Match P3 Deadline: Caldwell: ‘I know nothing’
  3. DoH Incompetent Tracing is Excuse to Impose Spy-Tracking on Public
  4. Internal emails suggest officers are being pressured to write more emergency order citations
  5. Civil Beat: Defund the Police
  6. Survey: Hawaii Residents Give State Low Marks For COVID Response
  7. Yet Another Oceanit Sales Pitch: Gimme $10M for a Saliva Test that is Just a Copy of tests Already Available Elsewhere
  8. Hawaii has among nation’s highest rates of businesses closed for now or for good  
  9. Ige: Airlines Will not Block Untested Passengers
  10. Class-action suit filed over COVID-19 outbreak at OCCC
  11. We’re learning lots of new details about the Hu Honua proposal
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Monday, September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:28 PM :: 1054 Views
  1. Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce
  2. After 3 years at the helm, HART CEO likely to be voted out
  3. VA’s assessment of Hilo veterans home says there was little evidence of proactive COVID planning
  4. Details remain vague on Hawaii’s October pre-arrival testing program
  5. Ige’s EUTF Funding Dodge Will Come Back To Haunt Us
  6. Homeless Drug Addicts Desecrate Another Cemetery
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Sunday, September 20, 2020
September 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:26 PM :: 2540 Views
  1. Homelessness: The Weather Underground plan to make Hawaii even worse than San Francisco
  2. Hilo veterans home COVID-19 death toll now at 22 after 4 more fatalities  
  3. Hawaii businesses claimed by COVID-19 could total 1,000 on way to 25,000
  4. Lawsuit reveals lead investor now skeptical of Hu Honua
  5. Spywear: 2 Kauai Resorts Still Plan A ‘Tiny Bubbles’ Program For Some Visitors
  6. Private and charter schools return to in-person classes amid pandemic with few problems
  7. Council takes administration to task for slow pace of eruption recovery
  8. Census: Hawaii now third in response rate after very slow start
  9. Leftists Continue to Peck Away at Acellus
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Saturday, September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:43 PM :: 1057 Views
  1. “50 to 60 deaths” Expected at Okutsu Veterans Home 
  2. 1,688 Oahu primary ballots not counted due to missing or mismatched signatures    
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Petition To Impeach Keith Kaneshiro
  4. Special agents check on 95 different rooms of people in quarantine in three different hotels
  5. Inmates continue to be released from OCCC, HCCC to mitigate COVID-19 spread
  6. Man released from custody 3 times back in jail
  7. 10,000 HPD citations for COVID-19 violations in the last week
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Friday, September 18, 2020
September 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 1933 Views
  1. Honolulu Rail P3 Bidder Wants More Than $2 Billion For The Final Stretch
  2. Ethics: Local 630 Buys Anderson to Stop Rail Audit?
  3. Surprise: Anderson Nominates Local 630 Favorite Drinking Buddy Texeira as his Replacement
  4. Hilo’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home has history of problems
  5. Because HGEA Just Can’t Get the Job Done—DLIR to Outsource Call Center 
  6. Five Point Plan to Beat COVID in Hawaii
  7. ‘We Don’t Survive’ Without Reopening Tourism
  8. Hawaii cargo rate hike expected to lift prices of some goods
  9. Powerful state senators pressure agencies to back Hu Honua
  10. Will State Supreme Court Wipe out Hawaii Fishing Fleet?
  11. Councilman: HPD Should Help People During Pandemic, Not Ticket Them
  12. Funding for homeless sweeps along state roadways runs out, putting future clean-ups on hold
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Thursday, September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 893 Views
  1. Spy-wear:  Contact tracing apps spread to UH, Waimanalo, Maui, Big Island
  2. Pacific Islanders Not Waiting for Government—Solving their own COVID Problems
  3. VA reviewing ‘almost everything’ about vet home outbreak
  4. Governor, superintendent discuss guidelines for reopening public school campuses
  5. Honolulu Police Are Issuing An ‘Unprecedented’ Number Of Pandemic Tickets—And 65 Arrests in August Alone
  6. Community clinic pharmacy to close for lack of patients
  7. Military EIS Public Comments Due
  8. Hawaii Amends its Ban the Box Law to Fortify Protections for Ex-Offenders
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 2100 Views
  1. Honolulu is only county in USA that has shut down local businesses.
  2. Hawaii has lost half of its recovery since June, analyst says
  3. Hotel industry pushes Gov. Ige to relaunch trans-Pacific travel no later than mid-October
  4. DoE Foolishly Relies on DoH for Contract Tracing—DoH, of Course, Drops Ball
  5. Is DOH Epidemiologist Jennifer Smith Legally Protected As A Whistleblower?
  6. 12 Weeks Wait for unemployment claim
  7. Hawaii County Spends $21.8M of federal COVID-19 relief funds in August
  8. Distance learning to continue through second quarter?
  9. (Finally) Mass testing at all prisons and jails starts with the Waiawa Correctional Facility
  10. Chemtrails Conspiracy Theorist Questions Surge Test Results
  11. JABSOM Corona Testing Lab was Fake—Just a Way to Scoop $3.9M from CARES Act
  12. Budget Sales Pitch-- University of Hawaii at Manoa pretends to mull possible cuts in programs, degrees
  13. Sly Amemiya Does not File Campaign Spending Complaint Against Hanabusa Supporters SuperPac
  14. Oscar-Winning Charles Burnett to Direct Documentary About MLK’s 5-Day Visit to Hawaii
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:18 PM :: 1234 Views
  1. Ige: State ‘will probably not’ reopen Oct. 1 with loosened restrictions for out-of-state visitors
  2. Economist: Hawaii’s Economic Fall Will Be Worse Than Predicted
  3. Mayor pledges to ease restrictions on retailers, gatherings starting next week
  4. Mayor Victorino says interisland pretesting plan being completed
  5. Geofencing Spy Bracelet for Tourists – Governor Approves Kaua‘i resort bubble to make Quarantine fun tourist attraction
  6. Surge Test 266 new cases out of 60,000 tests
  7. 'He didn't deserve to go this way': Big Island woman believes staff at Yukio Okutsu Veterans Home could have done more to save her father
  8. The contact tracing debacle is ‘template for critiques of most state departments’
  9. Top Three Failure Reward: Former DLIR Director Scott Murakami takes job at DBEDT
  10. BoE to Devote Meeting to Acellus Hysteria—Can Hystericals Submit any Hard Evidence?
  11. Diversification Means More Military Spending
  12. Hu Honua BioEnergy Litigation -- What Happens Next
  13. Papakolea Blockade: Homeless Drug Addicts Demand Money to buy More Meth
  14. Column: The Intercept promised to reveal everything. Then its own scandal hit.
  15. Hawaii’s Sham Clean Energy Initiative to be Presented at UN Confab
  16. Katherine Kealoha agreed to tell all
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Monday, September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 909 Views
  1. HTA Should take Lead on Tourism Reopening
  2. COVID-19 patients do their own contract tracing after DoH Refuses
  3. Thousands inquire about state’s rental relief program, some have been helped
  4. Molokai leaders anticipate an increase in COVID cases this week
  5. Tulsi Gabbard’s New Leadership PAC
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Sunday, September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 3009 Views
  1. Miske Gang of Union Thugs Allegedly Ambushed Witness While on Lunch Break Shooting Jurassic Park
  2. Star-Adv: Hawaii Needs to Proceed with Oct 1 Tourism reopening
  3. State will just become an economic ghetto
  4. Honolulu has allocated about 60% of CARES Act funds, but December deadline looms
  5. Esser’s Favorite Criminals Target Seniors
  6. Emily Roberson, Hawaii’s new head of contact tracing, moves quickly to revamp the program
  7. Agenda: Mayor Harry Kim calls for HHSC to take over Hilo veterans care home
  8. Illegal campers are flocking to beaches that have no county police to enforce shutdown orders.
  9. Arizona Prison: Only One Hawaii Inmate is COVID-Positive
  10. Unemployed May Lose Benefits Due to DLIR-HGEA Incompetence
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