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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 2135 Views
  1. Papahanaumokuakea: OHA’s Power Grab will harm State's ability to continue its trust responsibility to Native Hawaiians
  2. Hawaii Pension System $8 Billion in Trouble
  3. Sen. Sam Slom Endorses Kelii Akina for OHA Trustee
  4. Hawaii Police Departments decreasing in size per capita
  5. County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
  6. Video: Tulsi Gabbard Nominates Bernie Sanders for President
  7. Lawsuit: Compel Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
  9. Honolulu Tops Cities Where Coffee Costs the Most
  10. Hawaii County Mayoral Candidate Wally Lau Fears Perjury Charge in Billy Kenoi Case
  11. Djou is Only Candidate Pledged to Not Raise Taxes
  12. If voters don’t elect new leadership at City Hall, we’re all in big trouble
  13. Darby damage was avoidable?
  14. Fasi Building Air Conditioning Broken—Will Stay Down for Two Weeks Due to Caldwell’s Incompetence
  15. ‘That Ocean Belongs To Us,’ Former Governor Tells Feds
  16. HECO to Control Solar Development on Oahu?
  17. State, Feds Hand out $23.3M to so-called High Tech Companies
  18. State high court rejects ethics charges against Hilo charter school administrator
  19. Kauai Anti-GMO Activist Booted from Dem Convention After Giving Hillary Clinton the Finger on Live National TV
  20. BLNR OKs transfer of land lease in Milolii from Kahele to relative
  21. HPD Arrests City Employee in Gay Sex Scandal
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 2316 Views
  1. Senator Slom Publishes Financial Report on the State General Fund
  2. Honolulu: Property Tax Bills and Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mail
  3. Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
  4. Tulsi Gabbard: ‘The Congresswoman Trump Fans Can Love’
  5. DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
  6. Precisely as Predicted: DoE Now Says $63K per Classroom is a Good Price for AC
  7. Crooked medevac firm files bankruptcy
  8. Liquefied natural gas bridge to Hawaii collapses
  9. Kauai: Anti-Agriculture Lawsuit Filed by Phony Environmentalists
  10. After Tuition Hike, UH to find out if it will get hit with a historic penalty
  11. Decade After Being Blocked by OHA, Will Kauai Finally Get Drug Treatment Center?
  12. Advocates For Elderly Sue State Over Inspections Of Care Homes
  13. 42 Handi-Van Vehicles out of Commission
  14. HPD officer arrested for DUI
  15. Makani Christensen has long been an ally of Hawaii’s fishing community
  16. Rod Tam Crosses The Aisle To Try To Come Back
  17. You Tube Video Reveals Homosexual Sex Harassment in Hawaii Community Service Program
  18. Here’s why the Hawaii LGBT Caucus doesn’t support Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s reelection campaign
  19. Corps of Engineers Plan for Waikiki?  ‘Build a Wall’
  20. UH astronomers test waters for new telescope atop Haleakala
  21. Readers Not Fooled by Latest HI-Tech Tax Credit Sales Pitch
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Monday, July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 2966 Views
  1. Debt Financing: The mayor's word on rail has been broken – again
  2. Bishop Museum: ‘Fears that some pieces might have disappeared’
  3. Telescope Doom: OHA intends to take state and UH to court
  4. Gabbard to Challenge Hirono in 2018?
  5. Should a deal be struck, it’s unclear how it will impact SB 2077
  6. Top donors to state and local candidates so far this year
  7. Bankrupt Puerto Rico Cited as Model for Hawaiian Electric
  8. WSJ Looks at UH 15-to-Finish Program
  9. Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000
  10. Debunked Instantly: Civil Beat Pushing for Rent Control
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 1417 Views
  1. Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
  2. The “Turn Back the Clock Award”
  3. UH Law Grads Average $55K Debt
  4. City seeks non-profit organization for Kapolei City Lights parade and vendors
  5. Video: Winds of Change in Education
  6. How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
  7. Djou has a point, and Caldwell knows it
  8. Veto Override: The whole Democratic machine wobbles
  9. Maui Hospital: With Override, the transition should proceed
  10. Hawaii Sunshine Law—Constant Tug of War
  11. Hawaiian Electric: We’re Looking at all Fuel Choices
  12. Young Bros Seeks $3.1M Rate Hike
  13. The Evolution of Obamacare
  14. Kauai Anti-GMO Candidate Funded by Mainlanders, Celebrutards
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 2582 Views
  1. Hawaii Reapportionment Case: Only Mark Takai Put his Name on the Line
  2. Tax Hike Coming: Rail ‘Recovery’ Plan to Remain Hidden Until After Election
  3. Even With Economy Booming, HART Claims GE Taxes Running Short of Projections
  4. The Hawaii Legislature's Exercise in Short-Term Thinking
  5. Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
  6. Darby: Hawaii and Maui County Shelters Open
  7. Feds Nail $2M Tribal Scam–Thousands Got Free Hawaiian Homelands Cellphones
  8. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Zika Funding
  9. HART: Will Seek GE Tax Hike After Election, Feds Order Caldwell not to Build $280M Pearl Highlands Station
  10. Will Darby Duplicate Iselle Impacts? -- Activists Eager for Damage to Geothermal Plant
  11. Ward Heeler Predicts Kim-Lau Runoff
  12. Candidate profiles
  13. GOP Convention Coverage

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Friday, July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 2443 Views
  1. VIDEO: HART Vice-Chair Endorses Charles Djou
  2. Hawaii 3rd Highest Excise Taxes in USA
  3. Golden Parachutes are Expensive -- Massive tuition increases approved by UH regents
  4. Honolulu ADU Incentives Now Law
  5. Ige Announces $12M Homelessness Plan
  6. DoH Socks Hawaii’s Last Cane Plantation with $600K Fine
  7. TS Darby heading to Hawaii, tropical storm watch issued for Big Island, Maui Co
  8. Big Mess: Legislators’ Trash Heap imperils pension fund
  9. Suddenly Caldwell Claims City Finances are All Better Now, Just Ignore that Rail Thingy 
  10. Hawaii GOP’s Only Senate Seat May Be In Jeopardy
  11. NextEra to pull out of Hawaii wind farm, undersea cable and power supply improvement projects
  12. Your Tuition Hike At Work: Vice Chancellor Quits, Scores Big Fat Salary to Teach English
  13. Kealohas file motion to dismiss federal prosecutor from grand jury investigation
  14. Chinatown Gambling: Price of HPD Protection $7,000?
  15. Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak
  16. Valley Fever Could be Excuse to Release Hundreds of Criminals
  17. Cab companies see profits plummet as ride-sharing expands
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 PM :: 1190 Views
  1. It Begins: Caldwell Launches First Negative Campaign Ad
  2. Maui Hospital Veto Override will jeopardize the Employee Retirement System
  3. Ige: The concerns expressed in my veto message have not changed
  4. IUOE ‘Hawaiian Stabilization Fund’ All But Clear of Lawsuit
  5. Papahanaumokuakea: Hawaii Fishermen get no response from Obama, Schatz
  6. DHHL Begins Work on 2017 Legislative Package
  7. Souki: Rather Difficult to Implement HGEA-UPW Payoff Bill Without Funding
  8. HART considers federal loan to help patch rail shortfall
  9. After All the Hype Oahu Electricity Still 71% Oil
  10. Star-Adv: UH Tuition Hike is ‘Reasonable’
  11. Fitch warns utilities: Retail net metering could damage your creditworthiness
  12. Hawaii’s longline fisheries hit bigeye tuna limit early
  13. School Cleared In Ethics Case
  14. Prison Guard Facing Six Counts of Lesbian Rape
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 1282 Views
  1. Rep Mark Takai Dies--Special Election in November
  2. Hawaiian Electric withdraws request for approval of LNG contract and generation upgrades
  3. Supreme Court: Mixed Decision on Office Of Election Ballot Practices
  4. Voters win ballot shortage case against the Hawaii Office of Elections
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 19, 2016
  6. Zika Spreads—1300 Cases in Continental US and Hawaii
  7. Hospital Privatization: Legislators Override Veto, Give HGEA, UPW Millions
  8. After All Caldwell’s Tax Hike Hype, HART Middle Street Contract Somehow Magically Comes in on Budget
  9. Facebook Being used to Impose Political Correctness: HPD Officer Reassigned After Writing Incorrect Things
  10. School misconduct investigations Sideline Employees for Year
  11. Teachers say Hawaii public schools plagued with faulty furniture, equipment
  12. County Recreation Department has One Employee for Every 2.8 Acres of parks
  13. ‘Village’ offers hope to homeless
  14. State Pays for Homeless Programs Slashed by Obama Administration
  15. Hawaii groups push co-op utility after failed merger
  16. Mainland Anti-GMO Loons, Civil Beat Team up to Attack Kauai County Water Board Nominee
  17. Poll workers sought for primary election
Kauai PD Lt Stole $75K intended for Drug Buys
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 1839 Views
  1. Keli’i Akina and Mililani Trask Team-up to Reform OHA
  2. EPA Imposes $425M in Costs on Tesoro, Parr Refineries
  3. VIDEO: Linda Lingle Addresses GOP Convention
  4. 2016 Candidate Info Available on League of Women Voters Website
  5. Hawaiian Electric Will Move Forward as an Independent Company
  6. Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings
  7. Maui Hospital Bill: Legislators ‘Look Foolish Negotiating for Unions’
  8. The transfer of the hospitals would be the largest privatization project in state history
  9. Caldwell: I Want Another $1.5B of Your Money
  10. Poll: Native Hawaiians Support Telescope
  11. GEMS a drain on ratepayers as well as taxpayers
  12. Hawaii Poll: Nearly Half of Voters Want HPD Chief to Resign
  13. HPA Gives Lifelong Criminal Early Release due to Overcrowding
  14. Hawaii's educators fed up with slow progress to cool classrooms
  15. First in History: Hawaii DoE Adopts a Curriculum
  16. NextEra Rejection Places LNG Project in Limbo
  17. Ige Claims Others Wait to Buy Hawaiian Electric
  18. Kauai Enviros Really Thrilled About Letting Enemy Subs Sneak up on Navy Ships
  19. UH recommends raising its tuition 2%
  20. Hawaii County Council Considers $39M Tax Hike on Agricultural Properties
  21. HMSA Insurance Rate Hikes Average 11.1%
  22. GOP Convention Coverage
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Monday, July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 PM :: 1059 Views
  1. NextEra Quits Hawaii Short $95M
  2. Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
  3. CPA Mobility—Accountants Denounce Dale Kobayashi
  4. Team Djou Challenge—Rail, Trust, Homelessness, Ethics
  5. Take rail all way to Ala Moana, voters urge
  6. Poll: People Happier About Homeless after they beat up Brower
  7. Porno Choices: Sex ed found to alter minds
  8. High cost of rents partially result of GE Tax
  9. Maui is being ruined by environmentalists
  10. Charter School Chief Job Offer Rejected
  11. SB2196 Creates Independent Police Review Board
  12. Civil Beat: We Need $400K for Hemp
  13. UH president’s pay in mid-range among college leaders, study finds
  14. Islanders hit Ohio for GOP convention
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Monday, July 18, 2016
Letters to the Editor July, 2016
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:50 AM :: 2840 Views
  • CPA Mobility—Accountants Denounce Dale Kobayashi
  • HB1850: Governor’s Vacation Rental Veto Perplexing
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 3196 Views
  1. Poll: Djou Ahead 39-30
  2. See it Here: Your August 13 Primary Ballot
  3. DLNR Seeks Nominations for Game Management Commission
  4. Hawaii Says ‘Aloha’ to Direct Primary Care
  5. Feds: Honolulu Highest Consumer Prices in USA
  6. No Tax Hike? Then Wait 20 Years for Your Roads!
  7. OHA Chair Lindsey Still Missing in Action
  8. Sue and Settle Scheme Aims for Federal Control of Waters off Main Hawaiian Isles
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission Prepares 27 Amendments for Ballot 
  10. HGEA Loses—Ige Veto will Stand:  Perreira -- ‘Incompetent Fools’
  11. Clinton Winning Hawaii 49-25
  12. Caldwell’s mayoral chances dissipating, blowing in wind
  13. 2012 Election Pattern Repeats itself?
  14. Easing Council term limits will deny voters fresh faces, ideas
  15. LAWSUIT filed: Hermina Morita vs. Thomas Gorak
  16. NextEra Has Until July 29 to Appeal
  17. Ruderman: I can be Blackmailed into Raising Your Taxes
  18. Walter Ritte Tries  to Shake Down Queens Hospital
  19. Gabbard Sitting on $1.88M
  20. COFA: Guam Governor Deports Inmate back to Chuuk
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 976 Views
  1. State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal
  2. Rep Pat Saiki Endorses Keli’i Akina for OHA
  3. Rally Protests Federal Takeover of NW Hawaiian Isles
  4. Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
  5. Auditor to review Maui county employee travel expenses
  6. Slim turnout for public hearings on Young Brothers’ proposed rate hike
  7. Hawaii Governor Signs Bio-Fuel Production Tax Credit
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Friday, July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:32 PM :: 1394 Views
  1. PUC Rejects NextEra Deal 2-0: Gorak Abstains
  2. DLNR Officer: ‘Sucker Punched’ by Firing of Friel
  3. HB1850: Governor’s Vacation Rental Veto Perplexing
  4. Djou Raises $259K in First Month
  5. Three Candidates For Mayor, Three Positions On Honolulu Rail
  6. Full Text: AG Opinion Backs Ige’s PUC Appointment
  7. Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
  8. HGEA Sues to Block Airport Security Privatization
  9. GEMS: State Asks Cronies for $150M in Schemes
  10. HART board tight-lipped about Next Scapegoat
  11. HART Board Member: Rail is Runaway Train
  12. Caldwell Spends $814K to Buy Election But Nobody Likes Him Anyway
  13. Modular houses near H-1 will go to the homeless
  14. State Of Poverty: Recovery Has Left Too Many In Hawaii Behind
  15. Star-Adv: ESSA should encourage local control
  16. Dark Days for Anti-GMO Activists
  17. Prison Guard Arrested for Rape
  18. Borreca: All Hawaii Republicans are Just Like Trump
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:54 PM :: 1499 Views
  1. VIDEO: Djou Launches First TV Commercial
  2. 2016 Democrat Platform: Hawaiians Among “Indigenous Tribal Nations”
  3. DoI Final Ruling: Slippery Slope to Fed Wreck?
  4. A Practical Approach to Occupational Licensing Reform
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 14, 2016
  6. Register to Vote Online Here -- Before Today's Deadline
  7. Djou: Middle Street is Disastrous Idea
  8. Just in Time for Primary Election: Grabauskas to be Next Sacrificial Lamb
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission advances proposal to extend officeholders’ terms
  10. DoT: We Worked hard to Shake Down Legislators
  11. HGEA files lawsuit to stop privatization of airport security
  12. Criminal inquiry focuses on IBEW ex-leader
  13. General fund tax deposits up 8 percent
  14. Land Board Writes Greenmail into new water lease approach
  15. Fisheries: Local Food Production Up, Enviros Seek New Ways to Shut it Down
  16. Peter Apo: Marine Monument Proposal Isn’t ‘Hawaiian’
  17. Why Honolulu Can’t Be Sure How Many Homeless Veterans It Has
  18. Questions raised about mayor’s PV land lease
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 PM :: 1242 Views
  1. CNBC: Top States for Business—Hawaii Ranks 49th
  2. Ex-Rep Richard Fale Pleads No Contest, Fined $1000
  3. Ige Vetoes Workplace Social-Media Privacy Bill
  4. Star-Adv: Hospital payout veto should stand
  5. Ige: HGEA Hospital Payoff Jeopardizes Tax-Exempt Status of ERS
  6. Legislators Give Ige Six Days to Negotiate Union Hospital Shakedown
  7. Djou: Police chief should step aside
  8. A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief
  9. NextEra Rejection Decision could come this week
  10. Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors
  11. Suit challenges Vacation rentals enforcement
  12. SB2559: New law could slash number of homeless beds in Hawaii
  13. 269 candidates vying for public office—5 Get Public Funding
  14. Next? Kauai Nearing Solar Caps
  15. Kenoi ethics saga drags on: Crony Board further delays complaints against mayor
  16. Dru Kanuha Ethics Violation Slow Walked by Laughable Hawaii County ‘Ethics’ Commission
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 1296 Views
  1. Ige Vetoes Eight Bills
  2. Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
  3. Djou Challenges Caldwell to Respond to On-Going EMS Staffing Problems
  4. Maui HGEA Payoff: Still $25M too Much
  5. Papahānaumokuākea: Schatz Absurdly Wrong
  6. AG Seeks Deputy Solicitors General
  7. Neighbor island ESSA town halls start Monday
  8. Power Has Been out at Oahu Jail Since Friday
  9. Report: $10K ‘Affordability Gap’ for Hawaii College Students
  10. As Predicted: Ige Vetoes HGEA Hospital Payoff, Calls for Legislature to Amend in Special Session
  11. Special Session Called to Amend Maui HGEA Payoff Bill
  12. NextEra Hardball--Iwase Panics, Gorak Law License Threatened
  13. 2016 Democrat Platform: Hawaiians Among “Indigenous Tribal Nations”
  14. Star-Adv: Push for Fake Indian Tribe ‘Almost Certainly will Stall Out’
  15. Solar Contractors Scamming Consumers Again as ‘Grid Supply’ Maxes Out
  16. EMS plans changes, may reevaluate 12-hour shifts as UPW-induced staffing shortages continue
  17. Even PR Firms Don’t Want to Spin Rail
  18. Young Bros. seeks 4.36% rate hike
  19. GMOs Safe, Dennis Gonsalves A Big Island Hero
  20. Dark Money Behind Anti-GMO Candidates
  21. Ige Signs HB2707 – Giving Tax Credits to Marijuana Dispensaries
  22. State Marijuana Regulations so Complicated that Nobody Can Open on Time
  23. Honolulu Charter: Enviros Keep Tight Grip on Land Use Laws 
  24. Iwilei Sweep Teaches Skills to Homeless
  25. Ing Makes Fool of Himself, Forced to Apologize
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Monday, July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 2051 Views
  1. HGEA Maui Endorsements Leaked
  2. HGEA: Ige Preparing Reduced Hospital Severance Package
  3. Healthcare: Legislators Muddle Definition of ‘Direct Primary Care’
  4. VICTORY!  Nai Aupuni Won’t be Ready with Fake Indian Tribe Before Obama Leaves Office
  5. Problems In Interior’s Rule On Hawaiian Home Land
  6. Feds to OK New Kahuku Wind Farm
  7. Sister Islands: Registered Dope Fiends Exceed 2% of Population
  8. Disbarred Ex-Con Hired at UH Richardson Law School
  9. Four Killed by Police in Hawaii So Far This Year
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 PM :: 1421 Views
  1. Hawaii Legislature: 52% ‘Big Fail’
  2. Full Text: Lawsuit Accuses Movie Mogul of Pressuring Maui Mayor to Fire Film Commissioner
  3. Shady Deals? Honolulu Grants in Aid
  4. Organic Food Tax Credit wins ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
  5. $42 Million Bid May Stall Hospital Transition and Jeopardize Union Jobs
  6. Absentee ballots go out, triggering Election Month
  7. Solar loan program wastes millions
  8. Natatorium: 20 Years of White Collar Make Work
  9. Even With Extra Funding UPW Ambulance Drivers Play Overtime Games Leave Squads Unstaffed
  10. HSTA Vision for Future of Hawaii's public schools focus of day-long summit
  11. Childcare study finds low pay, few parent resources
  12. HCDA: Make Affordable Housing Cheaper
  13. Enviros Pump up Hype Campaign Against Remaining Plastic Bags
  14. The final chapter in the story of sugar on Maui
  15. Legal Marijuana may add $4.5M to Kauai Crony Dispensary
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Saturday, July 09, 2016
July 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:21 PM :: 1200 Views
  1. Cool Schools: How Government Contracting Makes a $2,500 job cost $138,000
  2. Hawaii Rap Back Law Coordinated with Obama Administration?
  3. Rifle Association: Six Lawyers Working on Hawaii ‘Rap Back’ Lawsuit
  4. Register to Vote Online Here -- Before July 14 Deadline
  5. UH study finds Housing First program improves quality of life for homeless
  6. Pro-NextEra PUC majority reached last month, but Iwase, Gorak stalled its release Just Long Enough to get rid of Champley
  7. Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Override Ige Veto of $40M HGEA/UPW Payoff
  8. HCDA: We Were Supposed to Call Insane Asylum to Report Sewage Spill
  9. ‘Untrustworthy’ People Attend Caldwell Fundraisers: City Council Shakeup
  10. Kauai Hearings for Floating Windfarm Boondoggle?
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Friday, July 08, 2016
July 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 1688 Views
  1. Leaving Hawaii: Decision on New Site for Thirty Meter Telescope set for ‘Early 2017’
  2. Hospital Reform? Randy Perreira Says "F*** You"
  3. One Month Since Launch of Djou Campaign
  4. Djou Agrees to Eight Debates
  5. Will Obama Give Honolulu a Pardon from Rail Jail?
  6. Ige Signs Four More Bills Into Law
  7. Significant Increases in Labor Law Penalties
  8. Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
  9. Judge Finds No Evidence to Support So-Called ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Maui County
  10. Does the Film Industry Need Taxpayer Subsidies?
  11. Doubled: More contractors qualify for Slice of ‘Cool Schools’ bonanza
  12. DoT Road Priority Blackmail not Blacktop
  13. Maui Hospital:  HGEA, UPW Members Play Games with Sick Leave
  14. State Education task group takes cues from HSTA Secretary-Treasurer
  15. Expert: Maybe Homeless Won’t be Political Football After Election
  16. Waimanalo Gulch Developer’s Trashy ‘Liveability’ Award used to Boost Caldwell
  17. Rail Contractor Kiewit defies environmental laws, suit says
  18. Hawaii: Coal and Oil Become Clean Energy When Political Insiders Profit 
  19. Offshore Wind: Another Expensive, Untested Pie in the Sky Scheme for Hawaii
  20. Zoning: Anderson out, Ozawa In
  21. Kauai: Developers, Tourism Interest Pay for Anti-Diary Farm Ads
  22. Smug Insiders Against Local Food: NW Hawaiian Isles Expansion
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Thursday, July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 2262 Views
  1. Keli’i Akina: Fed-up with Government? -- “Let`s Change It!”
  2. NextEra: Kouchi Asks for Formal Opinion from Attorney General (Full Text)
  3. Hawaii Timeshares: Highest fees in USA
  4. Ige Signs Three More Bills into Law
  5. Hawaii #1 for Distracted Driving
  6. Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
  7. Senate to Hold Revocable Permit Hearing
  8. Report on UH lab explosion reveals deep, systemic safety failures
  9. HB2772: UH Rape Policy Now Written into State Law
  10. Maui hospital workers’ payout bill a ‘sweetheart’ deal
  11. After 20 Years of Torture, Lahaina Hospital Breaks Ground for Construction
  12. Corrupt ex-Liquor Commissioner and ex-HPD Charged with Child Molestation (No. 1)
  13. Retired police officer charged with assault in bar shooting (No. 2)
  14. Ex-HPD officer sentenced to 3 months in jail for Stolen Car Racket (No. 3)
  15. HPD Officer Charged with Assault in Road Rage Incident (No. 4)
  16. Emotions and Irrational Behaviors: Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up
  17. Housing First reports a 97% success rate
  18. Sweet Vacation Memories: Homeless Leave Needles Behind After Using Waikiki Lifeguard Towers to Shoot Up
  19. Dopers decide: Marijuana or Oxy?  Decisions, Decisions
  20. Council Entices Homeowners To Build Accessory Dwelling Units
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
July 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 3116 Views
  1. Caldwell Planning Smear Tactics?
  2. OHA Trustees Banned from Talking to OHA Employees
  3. Ige Signs 13 Bills into Law
  4. Honolulu Republicans Endorse Djou for Mayor
  5. Russian Spy Ship Now Off Hawaii
  6. Former AG: Hawaii’s Short-Term Rental Regulation Preempted By Federal Law
  7. State and Local Sales Taxes: How Does Hawaii Compare?
  8. NYT: How Anti-Growth Sentiment Thwarts Equality
  9. Caldwell, Wife Paid Over $1M a Year by Local Banks
  10. HART Board Member: We Need to Reassess Rail Lies
  11. Pro-NextEra Senators Meet to Plan Lawsuit Against Ige
  12. Hawaii Ethics Board Member Caught Conspiring to Let Kenoi Off Hook
  13. Ominous Court Rulings For The State Ethics Commission
  14. HGEA: Our Hospital Job Trust is More Important Than Your Lives
  15. How Cool Schools Turned into a Gold Plated Christmas Tree
  16. Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams
  17. Honolulu ranked among the 10 most expensive U.S. cities for apartment rentals
  18. Workforce drug tests show highest marijuana use in Hawaii since 2013—1% of Hawaii Residents Now Have Marijuana Card
  19. Hawaii becomes last state to ban sex trafficking
  20. Retired Honolulu officer pleads no contest to negligent homicide charge
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Tuesday, July 05, 2016
July 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 1970 Views
  1. SWAT Raids Honolulu Homeless Tent City after Night of ‘Wilding’
  2. Maui County Homeless Numbers Drop
  3. $40M Payoff? Maui Hospital negotiations May Extend into Special Session
  4. Rubber-stamping revocable permits must come to end
  5. Hawaii Extends Negotiation On New Private-Prison Contract
  6. Hawaii And Honolulu Agencies Really Try To Hide Public Records
  7. Hawaii: The Lowest-Paying State
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Monday, July 04, 2016
July 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 1666 Views
  1. The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
  2. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  3. Mahalo for your service
  4. Caldwell Lets Another wave of homeless hit Waikiki beaches
  5. Billionaire Warren Buffett’s energy company may be eyeing Hawaiian Electric
  6. Honolulu rail project's CFO rescinds resignation
  7. ‘Rap Back’ law goes against federal law
  8. Hawaii Recidivism Rate 48.9%
  9. Cannabis group sees pot of gold ahead
  10. HGEA Psych Care $750 a day
  11. Ing to Be Tossed out of Office?
  12. Ex-special ed students are being sought for a lawsuit
  13. Plastic-bag ban has some ’splainin’ to do
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Sunday, July 03, 2016
July 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 2098 Views
  1. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  2. General Excise Tax Hits Charities Twice
  3. IRS Probe of Kamehameha Schools work for Nai Aupuni Tribe?
  4. Sitting on Unspent $540M, State DoT to Shut Down New Road Building in Gambit for Massive Tax Hike
  5. Roz Baker Supports NextEra Merger
  6. Councilmembers Squabble over who will play Second Fiddle to Ernie Martin
  7. Ige’s likely vacation rental tax veto bucks trend
  8. Enviros Against Local Food (again)
  9. Some Hawaii Democrats Distrust Gabbard Because she is too Honest About Islam
  10. Marijuana dispensaries delayed
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Saturday, July 02, 2016
July 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 3416 Views
  1. Djou: Fundraising Exceptionally Strong
  2. New State Ethics Director Announced
  3. Savio: Rail Can be Built Without Any Taxpayer Dollars 
  4. Ige’s choice to Kill NextEra Deal is sworn in as dispute grows over sudden move
  5. Councilman Calls For Audit Amid Honolulu Ethics Commission Chaos
  6. Rape? Maui Prison Guard Has Been Fugitive from Justice Since 2014
  7. Kahele divesting himself of controversial beach home
  8. Gov Lingle Quits Illinois Gov’s Admin
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Friday, July 01, 2016
July 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 2976 Views
  1. Russia to launch ‘Monster’ ICBM towards Hawaii
  2. Ige Signs Cool Schools, Water Bills
  3. Tourism: Visitors Up, Spending Down
  4. Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Clock
  6. Senate President to Sue Governor in Desperate Bid to Let Old Boys Cash Out of HECO
  7. Honolulu goes from Go Rail to Stop Rail to Try Wait Rail
  8. Council Crisis Center Modeled on Seattle Program Specifically Designed to Support Homeless Tent Cities
  9. SB2559: Homeless Shelters Say Bill May Cut 200 Beds
  10. Mayor Arakawa -- Housing First on Maui
  11. Anderson Out As Vice Chair
  12. OHA CEO Crabbe Reappointed
  13. State representatives who had the best, worst attendance
  14. Hawaii County Council candidate delinquent on taxes
  15. Hawaii AG Appeals DHHL Case
  16. Supreme Court: Only Police Commission Can Suspend Chief
  17. Hawaii missing out on $100M in taxes from illegal vacation rentals
  18. Coral Disease Caused by Illegal TVR Cesspools Used by Vacationing Environmentalists
  19. 20% Rise in shoplifting tied to ban on plastic bags
  20. Contractor selected to modernize state’s antiquated payroll system
  21. Civil rights lawsuit aims to keep elderly couple together in Assisted Living Home
  22. Honolulu drivers 137th in nationwide ranking
  23. Five Zika Cases in Hawaii So Far
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 1271 Views
  1. Hawaii Hi Tech Darling Mbloom Collapses After Feds Arrest ‘Porn King’ in $60M Indian Tribe Ripoff
  2. Hawaii Homelessness Grows 4%—Mostly on Big Island, Kauai
  3. Ige Appoints New PUC Commissioner, Secures 2-1 Majority Against NextEra
  4. Study: Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Campaign Spending: Judge Reverses Medieval Punishment for 15th Century Campaign Contribution
  6. Hawaii GOP Announces Delegation to Republican National Convention
  7. Honolulu Rail Is Laughable, But Not Funny
  8. City Auditor to Reexamine Rail Project
  9. Power Of Incumbency On Display In Honolulu City Council Races
  10. HMSA Puts Patient Health at Risk to Save Money
  11. Kauai Homeless Take over Historic County Building, Begin Urinating on Things
  12. Honolulu Homeless Admit Sweeps are Working
  13. Auditor sets sights on county hiring practices
  14. Ing: Immature, Corrupt, Disrespectful
  15. Nobel Laureates Point out that Anti-GMO Activism is ‘Crime Against Humanity’
  16. Retaliation Redundancy: Kauai Suit Claims Retaliation over Retaliation Complaint
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 1911 Views
  1. Esther Kiaaina Cuts Micronesia Funding, Forcing Migrants to Come to USA
  2. Sand Island Homeless Center Moves 61 Homeless into Permanent Housing
  3. Single Payer Activists to Target Hawaii for Socialist Medicine?
  4. HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
  5. Legislators Laugh at Idiot Mayor: We Will not Entertain Caldwell’s Rail Tax Hike—Don’t Even Try
  6. Rail: “Never enough time to do it right, but lots of time to do it over”
  7. Star-Adv: Ige Should Veto $40M HGEA/UPW Payoff
  8. Cool Schools: 300-page Bid Sheets Behind High Costs
  9. Oahu Homeless up by ‘Only’ 1%—Sister Isles up 9.7%
  10. $9,000 Rent Assist Available to Homeless Who Have Jobs
  11. Homeless a Political Football on Maui, Too
  12. The cost to house a prisoner in Hawaii may surprise you
  13. HB1739: Ige Threatens Veto of Social Media Privacy Bill
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:47 PM :: 1554 Views
  1. Major Unions Endorse Djou for Mayor
  2. Irresponsible: Caldwell Moves for 10 Month Delay on Rail Recovery Plan
  3. Transgender Insurance Mandate Among 12 Bills Ige Signing Today
  4. Ige: Intent to Veto 9 Bills
  5. Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
  6. Study: Hawaii is Number One in Teacher Absenteeism
  7. Honolulu Charter Commission Sets Community Meetings
  8. Matson launches new foreign flag service
  9. Feds Demand Arrest of Tugboat after Giant Golf Ball Mishap
  10. Hawaii Federalist Society: Supreme Court Term in Review
  11. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 28, 2016
  12. DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
  13. Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii
  14. As Supporters Jump Ship, Caldwell Plan Would Have Feds Withhold HART Funding for 3rd Year—Creates $750M shortfall
  15. Labor Leaders, HART Vice Chair, ‘Disappointed’ with Caldwell
  16. Feb 21, 2007: The Day Rail Jumped the Tracks
  17. Train car graffiti just latest in string of crimes at Honolulu rail sites
  18. Telescope company continues education fund despite limbo
  19. Sand Island: Key to Homeless Success Story is NO TENTS
  20. Martin: I want massive Seattle-Style Homeless Tent City on North Shore Where There is Lots of Copper
  21. ‘Frivolous’ GOP Ballot Challenge Against Sen Thielen Dismissed
  22. Assistant chief files lawsuit against Kauai Police Department
  23. Another Hi Tech Media Darling Goes Bust: Self Dealer Flees, Takes Half of MBloom With Him
  24. Other states join Hawaii in banning noncompete agreements
  25. Medical Board takes 2-1/2 years to revoke license of dope doctor
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Monday, June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:49 PM :: 2002 Views
  1. Ige: Captive Insurance Shunts $1.26B to Local Bankers
  2. Ansaldo Caught Lying About Short Staffing Rail Project
  3. Ige’s Rap Back Violates 1986 Federal Law
  4. Tourist: Seeing homeless people Take a Dump on the Sidewalk in Hawaii was unexpected
  5. City's homeless housing services center celebrates grand opening
  6. Caldwell: I want to Control Grants in Aid
  7. Is Hawaii Offshore Wind a Done Deal?
  8. Trask: Thousands of OHA Trust Dollars Used for Staff Trips to Cook Islands
  9. Lindsey: OHA Should Model itself on Cook Islands
  10. Tangled up in Red Tape: Weed Dealers May not be Able to Open this year
  11. Opponents of vacation rental tax bill renew push for a veto
  12. CB: Two Criminals Die in Arizona Prison so we Should Return them all to Corrupt UPW Prisons
  13. Soft on Crime: Alleged Shooter Had Many Convictions Yet was out on Streets Again
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:18 PM :: 1252 Views
  1. The Surprisingly Sudden Demise of the Anti-GMO Movement
  2. Best states for driving: Hawaii Ranks 15th
  3. Condominium and Community Associations: File or Else!
  4. Hanabusa: Manipulate the Numbers and Go For a Tax Hike
  5. Star-Adv: Squeeze Construction Industry
  6. Rail delay by lawsuit was city’s own fault
  7. Caldwell’s Pants on Fire
  8. Charter Amendment: HART’s Only Job Will be to Collect Taxes and Extend Rail
  9. Ige talks big and keeps cool, but kids still boiling in class
  10. Brower: My Provocation Manipulated your Perceptions and Now We’re Going to Have More Festering Homeless Tent Cities
  11. ‘Liquidated Damages’ New Byword in Effort to Place More Convicts into Expensive, Corrupt UPW-Controlled Prisons
  12. EPA to Help Design Two Green Rail Stations
  13. Haleakala National Park Implements ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Feral Cats, Dogs 
  14. Concerns about Zika are shifting destinations for ‘babymooners’
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 1284 Views
  1. Rail: Building To The Nowhere Of Middle?
  2. In the Beginning, Rail Cost Only $3B
  3. Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
  4. Marijuana License Scores: DoH Reveals Which Cronies Just Don’t Make the Grade
  5. Hawaii Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals
  6. Hawaii Access to Justice Conference 2016
  7. Hanabusa Caught Flatfooted on Two-Year Old Rail Cost Estimate
  8. Abolish HART?  Caldwell Grabs for Control of Rail
  9. With No Security at Night, Graffiti Artist Has All night for First Tag on Honolulu Rail Car
  10. “There’s a lot of irregular things going on with revocable permits” – BLNR OKs changes
  11. Initiative seeks conversation, public’s vision for Mauna Kea
  12. School air-conditioning bids
  13. Where is the sweat equity by the homeless?
  14. Lawmaker demands answers in police academy cheating scandal
  15. Ing Caught Lying Again
  16. The Last Days of PUC Commissioner Mike Champley
  17. Hawaii PUC infuses new energy into community renewables plan
  18. North Shore, Waianae Residents Question Plan for Ocean-Based Wind Farm
  19. Hooser Go Away and STFU
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Friday, June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 1187 Views
  1. Djou: Rail Mess is a Pure Failure of Leadership
  2. Ige Signs Rap Back: Hawaii Gun Owners to be Placed in FBI Database
  3. Hawaii Passes First of Its Kind Gun Legislation
  4. Conviction Tossed: How They Get Away in Soft on Crime Hawaii
  5. Molasses Spill Very Profitable for Aha Moku Council
  6. Oppression of Education
  7. PUEO Hawaiians oppose removal of UH-Hilo telescope—Win Delay
  8. Rifle Association: “High Likelihood of Legal Action”
  9. Kakaako property owners suffering for ‘maybe train’
  10. Simple Traffic Solutions Don’t Cost Billions
  11. Cool Schools: Price Gouging, 100 Page Bid Sheet
  12. PRP: DoE Gold-Plating Cool Schools Bids
  13. Peter Apo: Obama Should Say No To Expanded Marine Monument
  14. US Supreme Court Slaps Down Hawaii Supreme Court on Breathalyzer Testing
  15. State public housing available in record time thanks to new team of contractors
  16. 5 Democrats vie for right to seek empty HD29 seat
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 1317 Views
  1. Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
  2. Scheme to recognize Native Hawaiians as ‘tribe’ still a threat
  3. OHA Control Would Create Costs and Chaos for NW Hawaiian Isles
  4. Without Changes, Rail cost could be nearly $3 billion above current estimates
  5. Medicaid Reimbursements Need to Grow
  6. Thanks to Caldwell, Homeless encampments growing in Hawaii Kai
  7. Maui County reaches solar program’s cap
  8. Public opinion sought on Young Brothers’ interisland shipping rate hike
  9. Candidates Respond To Surveys
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:13 PM :: 2495 Views
  1. DOCARE Chief Forced Out—Retaliation for Investigating DLNR Corruption, Theft of Guns
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 21, 2016
  3. Feral Cats Kill More Seabirds -- No Eradication Planned
  4. DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
  5. Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
  6. Fed Wreck Plan B
  7. Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Lobbyist 'Gifts' to Legislators
  8. Child Well-Being: Hawaii Ranks 23rd
  9. Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
  10. Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki: Feds Take Another Step
  11. FTA: Thanks to Caldwell, Honolulu Rail is Now One of Ten Most Screwed Up Projects
  12. Unions asking too much of Maui deal
  13. Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Political Corruption
  14. ‘Progressives’ here far from it
  15. PUC Silent on NextEra as Clock Ticks Down to June 30 Departure of Abercrombie Appointee
  16. City to convert Iwilei low-rise into hub to keep the homeless, homeless
  17. State to help some working homeless with rental subsidy program
  18. Hawaii Health Department Watching 50 Cases of Dengue, One Chikungunya 
  19. Airhead Hooser too Chicken to Visit Seed Farms
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 2394 Views
  1. HGEA Announces Primary Election Endorsements
  2. Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation
  3. Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
  4. Ige’s not on board with Caldwell’s idea of shortening train route
  5. Chief Kealoha files 1,000 Page Lawsuit: Claims Ethics is a Haole Conspiracy
  6. Chief, Wife Sue Ethics Again and Again
  7. Star-Adv: Use full vetting for grants in aid
  8. Brower Never Learns: Still Pushing for Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere 
  9. World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending
  10. Don’t throw out policy on teacher travel
  11. HECO Issues Point by Point Debunk of Rep Chris Lee
  12. Crazy Hawaii Renewable Energy Proposals
  13. Sticking Up For GOP Values Or Tearing The Party Apart?
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Monday, June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 1079 Views
  1. Trustee: OHA Wasted $33M on Akaka Bill
  2. Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
  3. CD1: U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
  4. Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
  5. Big Oil, OHA, and Brian Schatz team up to Give Hawaii Fishermen the Shaft
  6. Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
  7. Meet the Environmental Protest Industry
  8. Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
  9. Rail Recovery Plan? Feds Explain How Rail Systems Blow Budget
  10. Study: Hawaii Ex-Con Recidivism 48.9%
  11. Hawaii Environmental Court Shuts Down Cane Plantation with First Case—Chief Justice Cites ‘Very Successful’ First Year
  12. Shortened rail route could pose $20B challenge to housing market
  13. Honolulu’s Runaway Rail Project And The Fallacy of Sunk Costs
  14. Will Kauai Voters Excrete Hooser from Council?
  15. Hawaii’s Sheriff Division More Secretive than Secret Service—But Civil Beat Would Rather Attack Keoki Kerr
  16. Kaiser quits taking first-time Medicaid enrollees
  17. Republicans expand leadership, membership and commitment
  18. Family papaya farm plagued by theft
  19. Hawaii and Alaska are the only states with no organized hate groups
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Sunday, June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 2387 Views
  1. Rail: Easy Ways to Save Millions without Cutting Line Short
  2. Mayor Becomes Incoherent
  3. Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
  4. Charter School Corruption Mirrors State Government
  5. Fatherhood, Poverty, and the “Post-Marriage Society”
  6. Polls Show Djou Beating Caldwell
  7. Caldwell’s Absurd Belly Flop—Leave Rail to the Next Mayor
  8. “Do something about wasteful spending on a Grand Scale”
  9. Plaintiffs: Block OHA From Funneling Millions to Create Fake Indian Tribe
  10. DoE—Because we Just Couldn’t Get the Job Done, Schools Will be Hot Again this August
  11. SB2954:  Rifle Assn Will Sue State if Governor Signs Gun Owner Database Bill
  12. HGEA Poster Boy Busted by Ethics Commission
  13. Con Artists Suffer as Consumers Get Wise to Solar Leasing Scam
  14. Sand Island Shelter Gets 140 Homeless off Streets
  15. Wahiawa Volunteers Give Homeless Free Stuff, Even Pick up Their Trash
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 1556 Views
  1. Fake Indian Tribe: OHA Legal Shell Game Copied from Southern Segregationists
  2. Rail: Caldwell’s Flip-Flop Opens Door to Lawsuits by Property Owners Targeted by HART
  3. Hanabusa Defeats Ethics: Free Teacher Travel can resume
  4. Hanabusa: Grabauskas Should be Blamed Because Caldwell and I Have Been Lying About Cost of Rail Since 2014
  5. Chief Kealoha Sues Against Ethics
  6. Pine: Eliminate Some Stations Rather Than Shortening Line
  7. Fake Halt: Caldwell Orders City to Keep on Buying Rail Route Properties
  8. Caldwell’s Rusted Lampposts Falling into Streets
  9. Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Not Prepared to Back Clinton
  10. Homosexuals Adopt 6 year old boy, Raise Him as Girl
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Friday, June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 PM :: 2268 Views
  1. VIDEO: 9th Circuit Hears Akina Suit vs Fake Tribe
  2. Court Lifts Stay—Allows Maui Hospital Privatization to Proceed
  3. Fire Mayor, Not the Ethics Director
  4. Flip Flop: Caldwell Suddenly Decides Rail Must End at Middle Street
  5. Full Text: Caldwell statement on rail project
  6. Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO Rules
  7. VIDEO: Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments In Hawaii Anti-GMO Cases
  8. Pay for Performance: AMA Softening Stand Against Assisted Suicide?
  9. Caldwell’s Sad Little Zoo—More at Stake than Money
  10. Hawaii #1 in Percentage of Transportation Costs Funded by Fuel Taxes, Registration Fees
  11. Just Another Day in Honolulu: County Prosecutor Shields Police Chief’s Wife from FBI
  12. City, State Operate in Ethics Vacuum
  13. HART: Caldwell Plan Would Cut Rail Ridership 43%
  14. What happens to already affected businesses if rail doesn’t reach town?
  15. PUEO: Pro Telescope Hawaiians Gain Standing in Contested Case
  16. Fed appeals court considers if Hawaiian election case moot
  17. Iwilei Unhinged Homeless: 626 Crimes, Couple of Murders
  18. Judge repeals Ethics Commission opinion on teacher chaperone travel
  19. Demonstrators rally in support of Thirty Meter Telescope
  20. Anti-GMO Activism by the Numbers
  21. HEI: Wind Energy Driving Electric Rates Up Up Up
  22. Hawaii Gas says its Oahu customers saved $50M in 2015
  23. 23.2% of Hawaiian Electric is ‘Renewable’
  24. Stock Market Betting Against NextEra merger
  25. Nepotistic Charter School Suits Legacy of Pinky Thompson
  26. Ka‘u Learning Academy to receive ‘notice of deficiency’
  27. Voter registration in Hawaii has never been easier
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 1648 Views
  1. Cayetano, Kobayashi Endorse Djou for Mayor--Heen to Head Campaign
  2. Frustrated with Caldwell: Ethics Director Resigns after 16 Years
  3. Na’i Aupuni Constitution Ratification End Run
  4. State GOP Files Challenge to Sen Laura Thielen Nomination Papers
  5. UH launches whistleblower hotline
  6. Rogue Systems: Top Solar Contractor Busted for Lying to Hawaii Consumers
  7. Hanabusa: HART can just take $20M City ‘Loan’ – and Another $330M After That Without Permission
  8. Honolulu Ethics Commission ‘Completely Void of Key Personnel’
  9. Criminals at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe Plead ‘No Contest’—Avoid Prison
  10. Maui Hospital: Blackmailed by 9th Circuit, State Begins Capitulating to UPW
  11. Bronster: Anti-GMO Activists Have Not Claimed Any Injury from GM Crops
  12. U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
  13. Teachers on Ethics Agenda June 16
  14. PUC Approves Slight Reduction in Money Wasted on GEMS
  15. Star-Adv: Sacrament or no, marijuana use will grow
  16. Victim of indicted corrections officer describes ordeal
  17. Jailed city police officer indicted on rape charges
  18. Kamehameha Schools graduating seniors sit through national anthem, sparking debate
  19. Hawaii businessman Duane Kurisu to partner with city, state on homeless housing project
  20. OHA Forces homeless people out of campsites in Wahiawa
  21. Meet the Hilo Students Who Will Lose Science Scholarships When TMT Leaves
  22. Land and Power: Charter Commission Considers PLDC for Honolulu
  23. Hawaii's general tax fund deposits up 7.1 percent during first 11 months of fiscal year
  24. Union head allegedly oversaw tainted vote to double dues
  25. Soft on Crime: Meth Dealer Arrested 58 Times in 13 Years—Out on Streets, Now Charged with 24 More Felonies
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 2976 Views
  1. Djou: HART Grab for City Loan Highlights Caldwell’s Untrustworthiness
  2. Cayetano, Heen, Kobayashi to Endorse Djou for Mayor
  3. Orlando Shooter: Why a Gay Muslim Becomes Jihadi
  4. Ninth Circuit not Fooled by Hilo Marijuana Minister
  5. The Jones Act: Protecting Special Interests, Not America
  6. Ige to Sign Six Bills
  7. BoE: Ige Appoints Uemura, Reappoints DeLima
  8. The Value of Neighborhood Boards
  9. HART Suddenly Claims it is Out of Money, Must Borrow From City Beginning Next Month
  10. Dimwitted HART Finally Begins considering public-private partnerships to offset costs of rail
  11. Rep Kaniela Ing—Among Worst Attendance in State House
  12. Court papers allege principal tried to cover up Dozens of Incidents of Child Molestation at DoE School for 10 Years
  13. Proposal to do away with neighborhood boards is rejected
  14. GEMS: Rate Payers Pay $21.5M for Nothing
  15. As MMMC waits, it deals with staff shortages
  16. UPW Trash: How Battles Over Privatization Played Out in Hawaii’s Courts
  17. Thanks to Obama and ACLU, Rotting Garbage Piles up at Homeless Camp
  18. Hawaii Commercial Fishery Will Be Gone
  19. Appeals court hearing arguments regarding GMO bans Today
  20. Anti-GMO Activists: Hate, Frenzy, and Fear
  21. Haole Lifestyle ‘Academy’ Behind Anti-GMO Legislative Candidates
  22. After 22 Years of Failure, Hawaii County to Lease Ag Park to Someone Who Will Lease it to Ranchers
  23. Hawaii could soon create database listing gun permit applicants
  24. DPS Still ‘Investigating’ Prison Guard who Allegedly Murdered Mother
  25. 2015: Bill Clinton Talks Donald Trump into Running for President in order to Provide Hillary with Beatable Opponent
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 2148 Views
  1. Djou: We should be strengthening our ethics commission, not dismantling it
  2. Maui: 60% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
  3. Activists: GMOs and Pesticides Cause Homosexuality
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 14, 2016
  5. S2943: Hirono, Schatz Vote–Military Draft for All Females 18-26
  6. Al Hee Finally Ordered to Report to Prison
  7. Kenoi trial pushed back to October
  8. Murder and Meth—Charges For Oahu Jail Guard
  9. HPD Officer Charged with Assaulting Girl, 14
  10. UH Contracts: Lawyers Laugh all the Way to the Bank
  11. The Hawaii GEMS -- Goldman Sachs Fiasco
  12. Convicted Marijuana Dealer Files Suit -- claims dispensary law violates federal racketeering, drug statutes
  13. Almost all Shopping carts disappear from Waimalu shopping center
  14. Foster Care Not Available to Save Children from Homeless Parents
  15. Maui Steal the Farmland Initiative Fails--60% Signatures Bogus
  16. Paltry Turnout for Anti-GMO Protest Ahead of Court Cases
  17. Massive Recall as Listeria Infests Organic Food
  18. Hawaiian Tel to Make a Grab for HS Athletics Broadcasting?
  19. Hawaii State GOP — The Political Party That Eats Its Young
  20. Civil Beat Editor: Gays Aren’t Safe Around Muslims
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Monday, June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:52 PM :: 1476 Views
  1. After Destroying Honolulu Ethics Commission, Caldwell Ducks out Back Door
  2. Homelessness Industry: Money flows to Aloha United Way, but no long-range plan
  3. Supreme Court Stops Short of Ordering Police Misconduct Files Released
  4. Hawaii’s So-Called Tech Entrepreneurs are All Taxpayer-Funded
  5. Supreme Court Rejects American Samoa Citizenship Appeal
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:17 PM :: 1915 Views
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Petition: Eliminate Superdelegates
  2. Why Do We Tax Shipping?
  3. Hawaii Economy 10th-Worst in USA
  4. Legislators: None of Us Believe Caldwell on Rail
  5. Hawaii GOP lacks leadership and maturity to be relevant
  6. SHOPO to Appeal Labor Board Ruling on body cams
  7. Puna Drug Dealers Sue State, Press Belatti for Changes to Marijuana Dispensary Program
  8. Federal appeals court to hear GMO bans Wednesday
  9. Danger: After Wasting $444M, Kahoolawe Funding gains urgency
  10. ‘We’re anti-Longliners’: OHA wants to be Co-Trustee in world’s largest protected marine area
  11. Solar funding program fails to match hype
  12. We have a warped sense of fiscal reality down at the Legislature
  13. Hawaii: Easy to Change Your Name Here
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 1799 Views
  1. Office of Maunakea Management: 16 Years of Stewardship
  2. Hawaii Dairy Farms Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  3. Meet Col Shirlene Ostrov, Republican Candidate for Congressional District 1
  4. Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses
  5. Hawaii Wine Tax: $1.38 Per Gallon
  6. Thanks to Hawaii Legislators, You Can’t Get a Mortgage
  7. State agency is sued over TMT judge
  8. Caldwell Fails Again: After Six Months Hardly Anyone Gets an ADU Permit
  9. Six Months and $750K Later, Still No Homeless Shelter
  10. State PUC proposes credits for renewable-power program
  11. ESSA: Leftists Sense Opportunity in Ige’s Education Taskforce 
  12. Kaaihue: Convicted Welfare Cheat Running for Congress Angers Community with Signs
  13. More than 100 Army National Guard Members prepare for deployment to ‘Undisclosed Location’
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Friday, June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 2371 Views
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Peruta v San Diego: 9th Circuit Finds No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Hawaii, California
  3. HART Consultant: Nobody Knows What Rail Will Cost
  4. Tulsi Gabbard Launches Campaign for DNC Chair
  5. Caldwell machine might find it hard to defeat Djou
  6. Wife’s Banking Connections Key to Forcing Groups to Support Caldwell in spite of his Disastrous Record of Failure
  7. Rail: Hanabusa Leads Rats Jumping Sinking Ship
  8. Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits, Caldwell Says ‘Let Them Eat Rail’
  9. Hawaii Election Hot Spots
  10. Supreme Court Ruling May Increase Transparency In Police Misconduct
  11. Questions raised about how HPD handled manhunt for wanted officer
  12. GMOs: Pirates, Posers and Protectors
  13. Hawaii One of Only 10 States Requiring Government Review Prior to Hospital Merger
  14. Hawaii agency wants Huena geothermal energy complaint dismissed
  15. 747 Homeless Vets Get Housing
  16. City to Foreclose on Illegal TVR With $300K Unpaid Fines
  17. June 27 is Governor’s Veto Deadline
  18. Rod Tam is Baaaack
  19. Grassroot Interviews Maui Candidates
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Thursday, June 09, 2016
June 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 1782 Views
  1. Djou Reacts to HART Board Announcing More Cost Increases for Rail
  2. Hawaii: Nineteen Elected without a Vote—Another 24 Will Never Face General Electorate
  3. Robin Danner’s Kumu Camp Declared Fire Hazard
  4. OHA to Throw Homeless off 511 acres in Wahiawa
  5. Survey: More High-Risk Behavior from Hawaii Public High School Youth
  6. HART Has Meeting, ‘Finds’ $200M
  7. Looking To Squelch The Voices Of The Neighborhoods
  8. Board Hunkers Down after Arrests at Crooked Charter School at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe
  9. Report: One-fourth of Big Island’s K-12 students chronically absent
  10. Honolulu police officer wanted for sex assault arrested after manhunt (Yes.  These are two separate cases in one day.)
  11. State deputy sheriff arrested for sex assault (Yes.  It’s a separate case.)
  12. Lawsuit: Former HPD Detective Used Police Contacts to ‘SWAT’ HPU Professor
  13. Star-Adv: Anti-Pesticide Histrionics Not Worth the Hassle
  14. Layoffs Caused by Maui Anti-Ag Activists Hit HC&S Workers hard
  15. Hawaii Dairy Farms' 699-cow Kauai project could be operational by 2018—Unless Enviros Choose to Block it in Court
  16. State, City Use Homeless as Pawns
  17. Homosexuals Marry Each Other, Adopt Mexican Boys
  18. Hawaii’s New Ice Age: Meth Grrrls
  19. 9th Cir Court: No right to carry concealed weapons in public
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