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Monday, July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 1363 Views
  1. Star-Adv: Vigilantes Should Hunt Tourists on Beaches
  2. Reopened destinations not attracting large numbers of tourists
  3. Rise in Hawaii coronavirus cases not as bad as feared
  4. People are saving money in pandemic, survey finds
  5. Hawaii Joins Scheme to Outlaw Gasoline, Diesel Trucks in 30 years
  6. Hu Honua Petitions the Community to Challenge Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission
  7. Kahuku Red Raiders vs PC Mob: “Petition Against the Dumb Petition”
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Sunday, July 19, 2020
July 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 3634 Views
  1. Miske Mob Were All Union Drivers on Set of Hawaii 5-0
  2. State won’t be ready to reopen Sept. 1, – Schools Should not Welcome Mainland Students -- Kim says
  3. Reopening May Bring COVID but not Tourists
  4. COVID: Five months of work and tough decisions have been erased
  5. Legislators need right job-creation map
  6. Hanabusa Mafia: Amemiya Company Made Millions from DMV Relocation
  7. PR Flack for alleged gang leader convinced Civil Beat to hide ownership of Kamaaina Termite
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Saturday, July 18, 2020
July 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 2770 Views
  1. Who is at ‘The Top of the Food Chain?”
  2. Weighing the apparent evidence against the Miske Enterprise
  3. State: At least 182 people have been arrested for violating quarantine order
  4. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds New Hope for First COVID Case in Arizona Prison
  5. ‘Essential’ Maui Lab Keeping People Doped up
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Friday, July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 2011 Views
  1. Oahu man dodges bullets after turning down alleged hit during Miske saga
  2. Feds: Alleged crime boss spent far more than he earned from legitimate business
  3. Hawaii County seeks proposals to spend $80 million: Fast-tracked bid request to get money on the street
  4. 40 Currently Hospitalized with COVID Statewide
  5. Hawaii Health Officials Back Superintendent’s Plan To Reopen Schools
  6. Decommissioning plan for Hoku Ke‘a teaching telescope on board agenda
  7. Hawaii agency seeks to terminate Hunt Cos. from $1B Mayor Wright Homes redevelopment
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
July 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 1683 Views
  1. Hawaii Just Decided to Kill off Tourism Industry
  2. COVID Tests at Airport Starting Aug 1
  3. Hawaii County Indictment accuses retired police officer of intimidating witness
  4. SB2139 Dead – Would have Rigged Senate Special Election
  5. TMT construction on hold until after the new year, official says  
  6. Big Island Ballots Arrive in Mailboxes
  7. Tourists Could Soon Have To Pay More To Visit Hawaii Parks
  8. Use Of Force Or ‘Response To Resistance’? Police Policy Change Considered
  9. ACLU Busted Cherry Picking Data
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 963 Views
  1. First experimental coronavirus vaccine poised for final testing
  2. Governor details how he plans to shore up $2.3B budget shortfall  
  3. $100M Housing Fund to Provide $600/mo When Federal Benefits Run Out
  4. June bankruptcies in Hawaii surged amid COVID crisis
  5. Maui County: More study needed on short-term rental caps for Maui, Lanai
  6. 70% Hawaii parents say their kids didn’t learn as much with ‘distance education’, survey shows
  7. 6-foot rule means fewer kids in school
  8. Aiea Kama'aina Kids program temporarily closed after 6-year-old tests positive for COVID-19
  9. Soft on Crime Crowd Exultant!  Finally, a Hawaii Prisoner Tests Positive For COVID-19!!!
  10. Governor says his mother is quarantined at nursing home grappling with COVID-19 cluster
  11. Kailua NIMBYville
  12. HPD Sex Harassment Complaints Begin in Training Academy
  13. HB2097: Hawaii Could Soon Allow The Sale Of Medical Cannabis Edibles to Keep People Doped up
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 1212 Views
  1. After Extending Quarantine, Ige Must Veto pay raises
  2. Police: Video Show Sovereignty Activists Lied About Home Depot Takeover—Framed Pahoa Man
  3. Drug Addicted Criminal Released for COVID back in Jail Again
  4. Third COVID-19 death tied to small private care homes raises concerns
  5. DOH: Clusters at Hawaiian Airlines, local gyms involve same patient
  6. State, teachers union come to agreement on what social distancing will mean at public schools
  7. Hawaii’s Charter Schools Are Listening To Parents When It Comes To Reopening
  8. Revisit trust lands to allot for homesteads
  9. HB285: Here's Why The Police Misconduct Bill Is So Important
  10. Par Hawaii Refinery using COVID to reopen HECO, Gas Co Contracts
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Monday, July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 1044 Views
  1. Governor announces plan to delay reopening of tourism for at least a month
  2. Ige Should Block Union Pay Raises
  3. With 20% Unemployed, State Preps for Wave of Drug Addiction
  4. Over 150 visitors have been sent home, VASH reports
  5. Is YB Capable of Sound Fiscal Management?
  6. New budget director’s campaign contributions show he was no stranger to politics
  7. 6 cases tied to a cluster at the Pearl City Nursing Home
  8. Hawaii passes new gun control law restricting interstate commerce
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Sunday, July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 2400 Views
  1. Star-Adv: If we don’t reopen Tourism now, we never will  
  2. Kai Kahele traveling a gilded political fast lane to Washington
  3. UH Board of Regents resolution calls for emergency proclamation, drastic cuts
  4. TMT supporters and opponents reflect one year after Mauna Kea demonstration started
  5. Hawaii claimants seeking jobless aid end up with big PUA bills instead
  6. No School Will offer 100% Face to Face Instruction on Big Island, Kauai, Parts of Oahu
  7. Oahu Superspreader tied to Three Outbreaks
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Saturday, July 11, 2020
July 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 PM :: 1154 Views
  1. Ige’s COVID Fake Out: After weeks of prepping for tourism’s reopening, hotels face the prospect of a costly delay -- Food Lines Form Again
  2. Live and Let Die: What Made it at the Legislature?
  3. Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races
  4. Grim prognosis for state budget
  5. 8,000 citations were issued for violating stay-at-home orders. They’re all entitled to jury trials.
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Friday, July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 2102 Views
  1. Frustrated Hawaii businesses feel further delay in reopening could beget ‘economic catastrophe’
  2. Bill would change election laws to make Rep. Takayama eligible to run for Sen. Harimoto’s seat
  3. Hidden Agenda?  Outside Influence? SB2940 paving way for new Aloha Stadium dies in Hawaii Legislature
  4. ‘Patently Absurd’ Amemiya Contributes Money to Hanabusa, Hannemann
  5. Gun control bills hang in the balance as lawmakers wrap up the legislative session
  6. Coronavirus clobbers Marshall Island communities in U.S.: Infections have 'skyrocketed'
  7. "We need more testing immediately" Hawaii doc cautions against testing complacency    
  8. BoE Delays Vote on COVID Agreement
  9. Plans For Increasing COVID-19 Testing At Care Homes On Hold
  10. Young Bros. files New Request for Rate Increase—47% This Time!
  11. Gov. Ige appoints Bennette Misalucha to the late Breene Harimoto’s Hawaii Senate seat
  12. Utilities commission rejects Hu Honua’s Overpriced deal to Jack up Electric Rates
  13. Yes, window AC units require building permits in Hawaii County
  14. Kauai Anti-Styrofoam bill amended to delay implementation
  15. Hawaii Prison Oversight Commission: ‘Maybe We’ve Been Forgotten’
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Thursday, July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:21 PM :: 1094 Views
  1. Gov. David Ige and the state’s mayors will meet again to decide whether to lift the 14-day travel quarantine
  2. Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers  
  3. Hawaii debates how close is too close for kids in classrooms
  4. Honolulu City Council holds off on $26M bond for rail
  5. Bill 12: Will ‘Historic’ Manoa Political Insiders Have to Pay More than $300 in Property Taxes?
  6. Realtors survey finds alarming number of Oahu tenants unable to pay their rent in June
  7. Is COVID-19 causing an increase in island suicides?
  8. Hawaii among nation’s worst for COVID racial disparity
  9. Friends and Family: Hawaii County Begins Passing out $80M ‘Relief’
  10. Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature
  11. Some PUA payments grind to halt amid Hawaii’s push to end fraud
  12. Will Maui Liquor panel help small businesses survive COVID?
  13. Anti-Telescope Lunatics Blockade Hilo Home Depot Store over ‘Zip-Tie’ Conspiracy Theory
  14. Get public input on solar projects
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
July 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 PM :: 1173 Views
  1. Vote by Mail: ‘Universal Disbelief’
  2. Designed to Fail:  CVS can’t deliver COVID test in 72-hour window
  3. Prominent Hawaii doctor says state should delay plan for trans-Pacific visitors
  4. Hawaii’s coronavirus testing capability to be reduced in half after mainland company cuts off supplies
  5. Garbage: Kouchi Business Gets PPP Money
  6. Crooks and Cronies: A quick look at Colleen Hanabusa’s campaign fundraising during 2019
  7. Another School Announces Plan to Continue with ‘Distance Learning’ Scheme
  8. A colored placard system could soon identify businesses abiding by COVID precautions
  9. Maui restaurants plead for rule changes to stay in business
  10. DHHL conducts removal of unauthorized campers in Waimanalo
  11. Criminal Enters Country, Spends Next 44 Years on Maui Committing Crimes
  12. Soft on Stupid: Hawaii County Council Panders to anti-5G Idiots
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 2523 Views
  1. COVID Upsurge not Affecting Hawaii Hospitals Much—Only 5 ICU or Ventilator Patients Statewide 
  2. Bought n Paid for -- 42% of Kahele’s Money Coming from Out of State
  3. These Hawaii Businesses Got Federal Loans During The Pandemic
  4. A small-business owner’s perspective on the minimum wage
  5. Pay Raise Retaliation? Hawaii Senate committee rejects Gov. Ige’s pick for state director of finance
  6. Senate committee recommends rejection of Ige’s BLNR nominee
  7. Senate passes COVID-19 screening bill, despite protests
  8. HB460: A tool to ferret out unlicensed rentals
  9. COVID Cluster -- 9 at Local Gym
  10. Soft on Crime: Recidivist Tweeker Gets 5 Years for 11-day Crime Spree
  11. Soft on Crime: Plea deal still on table in alleged child starvation
  12. Judge blocks auction of Hawaiian heiress’ belongings
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Monday, July 6, 2020
July 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 1617 Views
  1. Ige: State facing $2.3B in lost tax revenue due to coronavirus pandemic
  2. Public chance to weigh in on the major overhaul of election rules  
  3. Hawaii Senate worker tests positive for coronavirus but legislative session to resume Monday
  4. Senate passes bill granting emergency powers to Hawaii health director
  5. Hawaii State Legislature passes police reform bill
  6. Substitute teachers’ unemployment benefits in limbo in Hawaii
  7. Future of Hawaii's "only free dental clinic" in jeopardy due to Cancellation of State Grants in Aid Program Statewide
  8. COVID News: Taxpayers won’t be Covering Cesspool Expense at Gay TVR in Puna 
  9. Kakaako condo tower construction upended by coronavirus
  10. Envisioned vertical public school in Kakaako faces new delays
  11. Surfing Goat Dairy Down 89% Without Tourists
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Sunday, July 5, 2020
July 5, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 PM :: 2183 Views
  1. WCIT/DTL Chairs Amemiya Campaign
  2. Ige warns that without more federal aid, Hawaii public worker pay cuts or furloughs are inevitable
  3. Republican Incompetence to Blame for Hawaii’s meager ballot choices
  4. Get ready for Hawaii’s inaugural vote-by-mail election coming up in weeks
  5. Should Hawaii counties defund police? No: Make warranted decision, not vengeful one
  6. Suicide Squad Writes 30 Prescriptions in First Year
  7. Report: Residents don’t want quarantine for travelers
  8. Lack of clear vision for pre-arrival testing program is hindering Hawaii’s tourism reopening
  9. Kapa'a man freaks out over mask in store -- arrested for terroristic threatening
  10. HNL Clogged up with Electric Vehicles Parked Free
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Saturday, July 4, 2020
July 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 2468 Views
  1. Anti-Telescope Activists Vandalize and Protest Kailua July 4 Display—Make Americans Apologize
  2. 1,000 American flags in Kailua back up after being removed, vandalized
  3. After Months of getting paid to ‘work’ from Home, HGEA Members Try to weasel out of going back to ‘work’
  4. In spike of cases, Oahu sees worrisome evidence of broader community spread
  5. DOH Signs Contract--CVS To provide COVID Testing to Hawaii Tourists
  6. 141 Quarantine Violators Deported—and counting
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Friday, July 3, 2020
July 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 1168 Views
  1. Federal judge rules Hawaii’s quarantine is reasonable during coronavirus pandemic
  2. HB460: COVID Excuse to Clamp Down on TVRs -- ‘Place of stay declaration form’ draws concerns
  3. HB2501: Controversial pandemic powers bill moves forward
  4. The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days
  5. Virus Shifts Kekaha ES to 100% Online
  6. Hilo HS: Teachers voting on their preference
  7.  COVID Retaliation Behind Senate rejection of Ige Tax Director?
  8. SR159: Senate Committee Rejects Special Rights for Sovereignty Activists
  9. 'Police Lives Matter' Honolulu Group rallies at Capitol
  10. Kauai police detective arrested in domestic abuse case
  11. Efforts to combat unemployment fraud create new headaches for filers
  12. Bankruptcy filings soar in Hawaii as economic fallout of pandemic widens
  13. One after another after another, small businesses in Hawaii call it quits
  14. HONU: COVID Put an End to Plan to Move Homeless into Shelters
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Thursday, July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 3278 Views
  1. Rick Blangiardi Part of 1980s Savings & Loan Fraud Scheme
  2. Wealthy Retirees on Kauai Seeking to use COVID to Kill off Tourism now want double testing
  3. States Hold Immense Powers To Handle Public Health
  4. Some 11,000 people in Hawaii still haven’t gotten unemployment payments
  5. SB2206: State says new homes for 32 Waimanalo homeless not allowed
  6. N King St to Become New Homeless Hub
  7. Recent study shows less Hawaii residents believe management of COVID-19 is 'heading in right direction'
  8. US judge to examine Hawaii quarantine challenge today
  9. Diversification Underway: Tourism is Half of what it was in 1989
  10. Lawmakers, public question BLNR member’s intentions
  11. Interim state tax director withdraws from senate confirmation process
  12. County Council urges quick roll out of coronavirus relief funds
  13. Family of Waianae man files suit against HPD over fatal Mililani shooting
  14. Petition to Stop Mark Zuckerberg From 'Colonizing' Hawaii Island With His New Mansion Goes Viral
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 1362 Views
  1. After 29 Years--Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of Hawaiian homelands beneficiaries
  2. Gut n Replace SB1427: YB Rate Hike Decision to be Taken Away from PUC to Ice out Consumer Advocate?
  3. HB2475: Allow HDoT to Give Money to YB
  4. HB2728: Lawmakers Want To Keep Foreign Interference Out Of Elections 
  5. HB1902: Lawmakers again move forward on ban of large-capacity rifle magazines
  6. HB1529: High school journalism bill dead for this legislative session
  7. After Aug 1 Real Time Database will Track Quarantine Breakers
  8. To help keep virus out and residents safe, a senior living facility turns to tech
  9. Starting this fall, new immunizations required for Hawaii students
  10. Laughing at Your Sacrifice: Maui Council to Put Vote for New County Ag Dep’t on ballot
  11. To woo customers back, city announces Chinatown beautification plan
  12. Convenience fee added to Hawaii DMV Now kiosks
  13. Hawaii COVID-19 cases broken down by age
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 1371 Views
  1. Ige Nominee to re-Shape Hawaii Supreme Court?
  2. Aug 1 Reopening Details: “We’re working on that” 
  3. HSTA-DoE Agree to More Fake ‘Distance Learning’
  4. HSTA Pres: My Members Will Get Paid for Work from Home Days this Fall—We Will Block Standardized Testing Again Next Year
  5. Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Lose 12 Journalists
  6. Racial Disparities Emerge In HPD Enforcement Of Stay-At-Home Violations
  7. Department of Retaliation: Honolulu Fire Department Infighting Places Rescue Units in Moldy Basement
  8. Funding could save a program helping women transition to post-prison life
  9. SB2206: Gut n Replace Bill would permit festering homeless tent cities on all state land
  10. SR159: Make Sovereignty Activists into a Protected Class so they Can’t be Prosecuted for their Criminal Activities
  11. HB2035/SB2012: Bills pending at the Hawaii Legislature would aid local ranchers and farmers.
  12. Honolulu Bill 2 Would Unbundle Parking
  13. Felony child pornography charges filed against an Oahu little league coach
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Monday, June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:21 AM :: 999 Views
  1. Aggressive contact tracing by state identifies new COVID cases
  2. Some of Abigail Kawananakoa’s items are going up for auction. That’s raising concerns
  3. Debating Christopher Deedy, again
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Sunday, June 28, 2020
June 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 883 Views
  1. Honolulu police chief says department doesn’t need reforms despite recent spike in fatal shootings by officers
  2. Distance Learning? Students MIA
  3. Pandemic or not, legislators open vault for public workers
  4. Honolulu city bus driver tests positive for coronavirus
  5. Time will tell if Gov. David Ige’s slow-steady style proves wise against COVID-19
  6. Union expresses concern about hotel worker safety
  7. Cruise Ships Heading for Hawaii in October
  8. Work from home era may leave rail behind
  9. ‘It was hamajang’: East Oahu residents sue the city over shoddy road work
  10. Who is going to pay for Aloha Stadium’s health and safety repairs?
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Saturday, June 27, 2020
June 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:57 PM :: 860 Views
  1. Tourism Industry Kept 33% of Hawaii Households on Edge of Poverty—and that was before COVID
  2. Lawmakers, schools superintendent trade blame for lack of preparation ahead of school reopenings
  3. Hawaii vacation rentals see low occupancy, demand amid Covid-19 restrictions
  4. Hawaii Attorney General victimized by identity thieves who targeted unemployment program
  5. Legislators Allocate $7M to Remove Homeless Trash, ACLU Whines About it
  6. COVID Tourism Control: State set to reopen Hana Highway to public
  7. High court rules in favor of county on timeshare taxes
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Friday, June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:26 PM :: 1172 Views
  1. Reopening Means Spying: State-County Database to Track Your Movements ‘In Real Time’ 
  2. HB460 Spying: State senators to introduce bill that would require Hawaii's visitors to document where they'll be staying
  3.  As tax revenues drop, Honolulu’s rail project faces $450M funding shortfall and new delays
  4. Gut and Replace Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Argument
  5. HB2502: Lawmakers pare back quarantine-powers bill after public concern
  6. Union organizes mass COVID-19 testing for hospitality workers, it calls on employers to follow suit
  7. Different Kind of Tourist?  Under Quarantine only Cheap Hotels have any Occupancy
  8. Steep Drop in Real Estate Prices Coming?
  9. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Christopher Deedy trial—Prosecutors will Try ‘Plan C’
  10. Charlatans Whip Up Big Island Mob over missing children—Councilmember Warns Against Vigilantism
  11. Thousands of Mainlanders sign petition calling for the removal of 1874 Hawaiian Kingdom Era Captain Cook monument
  12. Trump wants federal hiring to focus on skills over degrees
  13. Condo associations again face liability for past “wrongful foreclosures”
  14. "Renewable Energy” is easy to grasp and slippery to define
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
June 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:29 PM :: 1517 Views
  1. Surprise: Public Employee Wage Hikes Total $150M
  2. Group drops lawsuit against Gov. Ige's emergency proclamation
  3. Hawaii Economic Chief: Tourism Is ‘Who We Are’ And Must Be Rebuilt
  4. Hawaii Ready to take more COVID so Bring It
  5. Hawaii lawmakers advance police reform bill that’s been obstructed for years   
  6. Police Shootings Soar Under Ballard
  7. Bill expands state powers on quarantine and health emergencies
  8. Ala Moana Towers Designed to Create Rail Route?
  9. Child abuse bill advances
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
June 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:03 PM :: 1434 Views
  1. ‚Äč20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior
  2. Laughing at Your Sacrifice: Lawmakers give preliminary approval to $70M public-worker raises
  3. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii urges Ige to create a ‘definitive plan’ for reopening transpacific travel
  4. Oahu restaurants ask for delay in starting plastic-ban law
  5. State Cutting Lifeguards—Will Counties Pick Up Expense?
  6. Sacrifice: Maui County to Create Entire New Department? 
  7. 20 Years Of Honolulu Police Misconduct Summaries Document Serious Bad Behavior
  8. Facial recognition surveillance to screen for COVID-19 at Hawaii airports in July
  9. Lawmakers call on state to give all 14,000 seniors at Hawaii care homes a COVID-19 test
  10. NTSB to investigate loss of 21 shipping containers from barge off Big Island
  11. DLIR Effort to Transform Uber Contractors into Employees delays unemployment payments for drivers
  12. Stanford Carr to turn Honolulu bowling alley site into affordable rentals under $137M DHHL contract
  13. Gangster Shot Dead in Pearl City
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 2869 Views
  1. Group Admits COVID Testing Plan is Scheme to Shrink Tourism Industry
  2. Rep Wildberger, Candidate, Judge Get $5000+Jail Tickets for Violating COVID Emergency Orders—Judge Already Walks Free
  3. YB COVID Money Grab—Why did Containers Collapse on Barge in Calm Seas and Light Winds?
  4. SB126 to be CARES Spending Vehicle
  5. Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill
  6. Mayor: Only 30 to 35% of businesses have reopened
  7. Kauai Mayor Having Fun as Dictator
  8. Some families of around a dozen residents at Hale Nani nursing center have chosen to remove them
  9. Federal census of isle homeless is rescheduled for September
  10. Program for women inmates is cancelled
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Monday, June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 1581 Views
  1. Lawyer known for “sovereignty defenses” barred from future foreclosure assistance
  2. Ige reportedly close to announcing testing protocol, loosened quarantine based on Alaska Model
  3. Hawaii Currently Fastest Spreading COVID in USA
  4. SB2629 Carbon Credits: House Committee Hearing Gut-and-Replace Legislation
  5. Lawyer known for “sovereignty defenses” barred from future foreclosure assistance
  6. Convicted Anal Rapist of Child Gets Lucky at Supreme Court 
  7. Police transparency bill being considered in Hawaii
  8. How 12 Teens Who’d Never Met Before Organized Honolulu’s Black Lives Matter Protest
  9.  Three more people test positive for COVID-19 at Hale Nani; senior facilities are concerned
  10. With thousands out of work, scammers are targeting the unemployment system
  11. COVID Cuts: Hawaii's only halfway house for women is closing
  12. Hawaii’s Cesspool Problem Continues To Bubble Up As EPA Cracks Down
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Sunday, June 21, 2020
June 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:09 PM :: 4001 Views
  1. Approving Public Employee Raises Top Legislative Focus
  2. Up to 45K Hawaii renters on brink could fall into abyss after July
  3. Rail: How Many Honolulu mayoral candidates will go to jail?
  4. Does a lawsuit against Ige have grounds?
  5. Department of Health: Masks in classrooms are "Not recommended"    
  6. Hello! Anybody There At The D-L-I-R?
  7. First installment: $40M in CARES funds hits Hawaii County coffers
  8. Maunakea command plan again delayed
  9. Honolulu City Council takes aim at new regulations against monster homes
  10. Honolulu City Council defers decision on mall tower changes
  11. Airlines to Shirk Dramatically After Oct 1
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Saturday, June 20, 2020
June 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 PM :: 1660 Views
  1. 86% of Parents want Return to Classroom Teaching—Kishimoto: “We don’t need books”
  2. Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies  
  3. Economic Development Officials Outline Recovery Plan
  4. Widow of 28-Year-Old Kaneohe Man tells BLM to Back Off
  5. Telescope Protester Arrested in Kalihi Game Room Shooting
  6. HPA: We’re Working Hard to Get Criminals Back out onto the Street
  7. Cluster of New COVID-19 Cases Found In Waianae Elderly Care Homes
  8. Volunteer sleuths track down Hawaii’s quarantine scofflaws
  9. Grove Farm Is ‘Disappointed’ In Planned Changes For Kauai Rehab Facility
  10. China Could Be in Reach of Hawaii After Monday’s Election in Kiribati
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Friday, June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 1110 Views
  1. AG proposes COVID Spying Bills to Legislature
  2. State says greater testing capacity, digital records on visitors needed to restart tourism      
  3. Cluster of COVID-19 cases at state’s largest nursing home grows to 11 as testing continues
  4. Lawmaker says Black Lives Matter protest likely contributed to spike in COVID-19 cases
  5. DoE Reopening Plans Secret Until After Legislative Session Ends
  6. Sacrifice: Public workers approved for 4.5% pay raises by city council
  7. Report: ‘New normal’ could mean half of Hawaii families in financial hardship
  8. Honolulu Police Chief Hopes Nationwide Reform Movement Skips Hawaii
  9. Caldwell scraps Sherwood Forest plan due to protests
  10. Maui Co Bill to help grant recipients get funding without accountability
  11. Hawaii County Council to take up new construction code
  12. Should Hawaiian Electric Company Receive Financial Incentives to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 1030 Views
  1. Just in Time to Shut Down Session (Again) -- State House staff member tests positive for coronavirus
  2. No, We Are Not All In The Same Canoe
  3. Caldwell: Rail Faces ‘Hard Decisions’ due to Collapse of Economy
  4. Window of Opportunity to Reopen Hawaii – Closing Quick
  5. HART Gives Hi Tech Tax Credit Schemers $190K to Design Video Game
  6. Hawaii Supreme Court asked to block opening of controversial wind project
  7. Utility must get more efficient
  8. Vote-by-mail might make it easier to vote, but it's not the fix we need to engage citizens in elections.
  9. HB285: Open Records on Police Misconduct
  10. Man dies after altercation with police in Kaneohe
  11. Body cameras coming for Big Island police
  12. As COVID-19 cases rise, family members say Hale Nani not doing enough to protect residents
  13. Three employees at Doraku Sushi in Waikiki test positive for COVID-19
  14. Hawaii Senators Introduce Bill To Close Air Tour Loopholes
  15. Attorney faces threat of disbarment while trying to clear his record
  16. COVID Excuse to Grab Control of Kauai Drug Treatment Center Facility
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 1321 Views
  1. Ex-Legislator Who Lied About Police Misconduct Slimes Doug Chin in Grab for Police Commission Seat
  2. Jabola the Carolus Having Difficulty at Home
  3. 19 Police Killings Left out of HPD Reports
  4. OCCC relocating to new facility at the animal quarantine station    
  5. Hale Nani 5 Positive COVID, prompts mass testing of nursing home
  6. Hawaii one of the worst places for businesses sued over COVID
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Letters to the Editor June, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 5:00 PM :: 622 Views

HPD Policy on ‘Vascular Neck Restraint’ is Redacted

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 3068 Views
  1. Sen. Laura Thielen: Legislature Must Spend $632M on COVID Relief, not Public Employee Pay Hikes
  2. Death Threats Convince 21 Cult Members accused of breaking COVID-19 quarantine to leave Hawaii
  3. Law Profs: Hawaii can require testing for all coming in
  4. Second Wave?  Hawaii Ready to handle it Without Return to Lockdowns
  5. Hawaii Economy Faces ‘A Long Slow Road Back’
  6. With some improvising, state agencies welcome thousands of workers back to the office
  7. In Effort to Justify Do-Nothing ‘Distance Learning Scam, DoE Deploys Unworkable Summer School System 
  8. Five Hotels Permanently Discharge Workers
  9. Kauai: 57% of Households have lost a job
  10. Star-Advertiser's plan to cut 30 newsroom staff may turn out to be a negotiating ploy
  11. Short term vacation rentals allowed to reopen on Maui, Big Island and Kaua'i
  12. Retailers report resistance to the in-store mask requirement
  13. Soft on Crime: Spurned Woman Accused of Attempted Murder Walks Free without Bail
  14. Soft on Crime: Homeless Car Thief Does it Again and Again Since COVID Release
  15. 2 possible COVID-19 cases being looked at in state-run public housing
  16. State: COVID Spreads to Resident at state’s largest skilled nursing facility
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Monday, June 15, 2020
June 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 1056 Views
  1. How SHOPO keeps public from seeing police misconduct records
  2. Caldwell disagrees on extent of Police Commission’s authority
  3. Recent spike in COVID-19 cases will test Hawaii’s preparations
  4. California's starting to reopen hotels. Hawaii just extended its shutdown
  5. Bankruptcies decline thanks to federal loan program
  6. Bill could impact Aloha Stadium demolition, landfill operator says
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Sunday, June 14, 2020
June 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:45 PM :: 1359 Views
  1. Hawaii tax revenues plummet 49% in May as Covid impact comes into focus
  2. Many Small Businesses Going out of Business
  3. Honolulu County says how workers are deployed; Gov. Ige’s administration has yet to supply such information
  4. Kishimoto: Academic Rigor Fell by Wayside and I want $87M to Do It Again this Fall
  5. Momentum builds for police-linked reforms: stricter gun laws, opening discipline records
  6. Ballard Dismissive of New Police Commission Nominees
  7. Kauai Prosecutor Tries to Make Excuses for COVID Criminal Releases
  8. COVID-19 case confirmed in Hale Nani rehab center employee
  9. Maui Hotel workers rally Saturday for safe reopening
  10. Opportunity Zones Eyed for P3 Projects
  11. Hawaii County Fire Department and volunteers erect homeless shelters
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Saturday, June 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:39 PM :: 1131 Views
  1. Bubbles? Corridors?  Ige announcement on reopening transpacific travel upcoming
  2. HPD chief okay with releasing names of disciplined officers, but not for minor violations
  3. Joyous News: 21 members of reported cult that violated 14-day quarantine plan to stay in Hawaii After Jail Sentence is up
  4. Elderly Care Nurse Among Latest COVID-19 Diagnoses
  5. BLNR grants contested case hearing over aquarium collection fines
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Friday, June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 1172 Views
  1. Facial Recognition A Minefield, Could Evolve into Compulsory Program 
  2. Hawaii’s largest daily newspaper cutting nearly 30 newsroom staff
  3. Stop verbal, physical attacks on police
  4. How Effective Is Hawaii’s Key Court-Sanctioned Drug Treatment Program?
  5. Thanks to Bookkeepers, Young Brothers demanding $25M Cash and 25% Rate Hike   
  6. “Were Hawaii’s lockdowns worth it?”
  7. City Finally Finds A Replacement To Join The HART Board
  8. Council Tinkers With Affordable Housing Rules (again)
  9. MCCC population trimmed 41 percent during COVID-19
  10. Cult leader among 21 arrested in Puna for violating quarantine order
  11. Effort to dismiss hotel hearings officer fails
  12. Pandering to Russian-backed Anti 5G Conspiracy Nuts, Hawaii Council Illegally Obstructs 4G Installers
  13. A growing number of missing children on the Big Island is causing concern
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
June 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:38 PM :: 1592 Views
  1. Anderson and Kobayashi Block Forensic Audit of Rail—Use COVID as Excuse
  2. Hawaii will utilize facial recognition in airports
  3. Hotel security keeps tabs on quarantined visitors
  4. Vacation rental owners claim discrimination, threaten lawsuit
  5. COVID an Excuse to Gut TVRs on Maui, Lanai
  6. Honolulu City Council moving forward with resolution pressuring state to test visitors before they board a plane to Hawai'i
  7. COVID-19 patient was at Oahu game room hours before being hospitalized
  8. Governor: I ‘ordered’ director handling unemployment claims to take time off
  9. Pandemic's budget shortfalls push states toward automation
  10. COVID $28M for Kauai County to Pass Around
  11. This Kauai Doctor Is Helping Revolutionize Drug Treatment For Inmates
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 1794 Views
  1. 6 in 10 mainland travelers say they’d be willing to be tested for COVID-19 to visit Hawaii
  2. CVS to Provide 1,200 Hawaii Tourist COVID Testing Sites on Mainland?
  3. Gambling Charges go to top of Big Island PD -- refiled against retired police captain
  4. Lt. Gov. Josh Green warns of uptick in COVID-19 cases from mass protests
  5. Unemployment office in limbo along with thousands of filers
  6. Just try reporting fraudulent unemployment payments
  7. Hawaii DLIR pays out more than $594M in unemployment claims
  8. Hawaii scrambles to prepare for all mail-in voting in primary election
  9. In the first mass testing on Oahu, Arcadia nursing home tests about 550 of its health care workers
  10. First Hawaii resident charged with violating traveler quarantine
  11. Many who received assistance to return home didn’t plan to honor Hawaii quarantine, nonprofit says
  12. Drastic drop in immunizations during COVID-19 pandemic
  13. Hawai`i Supreme Court Issues Second Climate Change Ruling
  14. Spouse of Abigail Kawananakoa among four seeking to become conservator
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 945 Views
  1. Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’
  2. Honolulu Police To Temporarily Halt Use Of Vascular Neck Restraints
  3. Hilo judges recuse themselves from hearing former cop’s assault, abuse cases
  4. Rail’s future hinges on P3 pact
  5. DoH: Open Hawaii to Japan, NZ, Alaska
  6. Gov. Ige asks protesters from weekend Black Lives Matter rallies to voluntarily self-isolate
  7. No new cases of COVID-19 reported at Kalakaua Gardens
  8. Doctors worry that patients are neglecting their regular visits as well as their health
  9. Unions press government on COVID safety
  10. Labor department sees more fraud activity connected to pandemic unemployment aid
  11. Roth alarmed by release of suspect in violent home invasion
  12. Dead Homeless Dude had 24 Criminal Convictions, Yet State Refused to Provide him with Long Term Housing in a nice safe Prison
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Monday, June 8, 2020
June 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 PM :: 1553 Views
  1. Two Months of Petty Bickering Sets Back Hawaii Recovery
  2. 2,800 Visitors Pour into Hawaii as ‘Leaders’ Dither over Testing  
  3. Attorney General Babysits Senate -- COVID-19 committee will not be "investigative"
  4. Retaliation: HSTA Jumps into Mayoral Race After Counties Block Union Grab for Property Tax Funds
  5. COVID Contracting: How A Major Campaign Donor Got A Million-Dollar Cleaning Contract In Honolulu
  6. Kauai County Insiders use COVID Emergency to Steal Building from Residential Drug Treatment Facility
  7. Doug Chin, Michael Broderick Nominated for Police Commission
  8. These Kauai Cops Are Tired Of Racist Police Killings, Too
  9. Maui Memorial to start rapid universal testing today
  10. Personal Car Use Bounces Back in Hawaii
  11. Hawaii Gas and Hawaiian Telcom Are on the Chopping Block
  12. State moving to new public access data portal
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Sunday, June 7, 2020
June 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:15 PM :: 1838 Views
  1. Recovery Held Back by a Childish Snit playing out for all to see
  2. Our police commissioners must be watchdogs, not lapdogs
  3. BLM Protesters Back Esser for Honolulu Prosecutor
  4. Graduate: DoE Online Learning Was a Sham
  5. UH COVID Modelers Propose Tourist Quarantine Exemption With Negative COVID Test
  6. Healing Hawaii responsibly must include the reopening of legal vacation rentals
  7. Hannemann: You Should Elect me Now Because I lost to Abercrombie, Caldwell, and Ige
  8. Oahu home sales decline 22% in May, condo sales drop 50%—but prices steady
  9. Hawaii’s private schools brace themselves for a harsh economic reality
  10. KPD Body-cam Footage Exonerates 87% of Officers Facing Complaints
  11. BLM Rallies in Hawaii
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Saturday, June 6, 2020
June 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 2660 Views
  1. It Begins: 3 employees at Oahu senior living facilities test positive for COVID-19—One Location Secret
  2. The Head Of Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Is On Leave After Getting Death Threats
  3. New data on race shows that Native Hawaiians aren’t currently experiencing higher rates of COVID-19
  4. 650 Criminals Released --- Hawaii Supreme Court ends its COVID Excuse inmate-release program
  5. Employment numbers improve for Hawaii as businesses reopen
  6. Maui: Only 10% of Students Engaged with distance learning
  7. Kauai School Doing Everything Online—Except Teaching Classes
  8. Impact of COVID-19 on UH-Hilo applications ‘nominal’
  9. Sacrifice: Maui County Council cuts spending from $824M to $823M
  10. HECO: COVID Making Electric Clocks Run Fast
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Friday, June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020 News Release
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 1627 Views
  1. While 200K Unemployed Twist in Wind, DBEDT, Senators Feud over ‘Bullying’
  2. Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii
  3. HSTA, DoE Still Pushing for Fake Online Classes so Teachers Can be Paid to do Nothing
  4. HART Has Spent Millions On Rail Design Work That May Not Be Used
  5. Hawaii Co Council approves budget with property tax hike
  6. 24% Unemployment—but No County Workers Laid Off
  7. Hawaii Does Not Reveal How Many COVID Deaths in Nursing Homes
  8. If George Floyd Died In Hawaii, We’d Know Little About The Cop Who Killed Him
  9. Stressed Due to no Tourists to Mooch, Homeless Killing Each Other in Bumfights
  10. Mayor signs bills jacking up the cost of housing to subsidize electric cars
  11. Anti-5G Conspiracy Nuts Waste Time in Hilo
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Thursday, June 4, 2020
June 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 1568 Views
  1. Unemployment rate in Maui metro area highest in the nation at 35%
  2. DLIR Stops Counting at 316K -- Hawaii’s Jobless Grow Desperate As Unemployment Approvals Lag
  3. Alaska may be first state to ask visitors to pack a negative COVID-19 test — will Hawaii follow?
  4. Honolulu will Have New Mayor, Council and Prosecutor
  5. No Supervision: Police Commission Goes Back to Covering for HPD
  6. State-regulated marijuana vape cartridges aren’t safe, doctor and whistleblower say
  7. Council Boosts Spending, Raises Golf Fees
  8. Those who violate mandatory quarantine order could end up wearing an ankle bracelet
  9. Kaiser High School ranks No. 1 in the US in math, reading
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
June 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 2536 Views
  1. 200K Unemployed but Hawaii Recovery Plan held up Because Sen Wakai has Personal Beef with HTA
  2. In only 60 days the 2020 primary election will essentially be over
  3. Recovery: City Spends $19M on Office to Find More Free Money
  4. HDOE: Fake ‘Distance Learning’ Scam will Continue into Fall Semester
  5. Hawaii Law Enforcement Standards Board behind as nation turns focus on policing
  6. Food demands in Hawaii increase as unemployment insurance complaints continue
  7. Dentists struggle amid shortage of medical masks, mounting costs of doing business
  8. More volunteers sought for state’s new contact tracing program
  9. Judge issues $200 in fines to fish poacher
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 1802 Views
  1. Ige lifting interisland quarantine Effective June 16 — May Join Aus/NZ Bubble
  2. ‘No Fraud or Collusion’ Claimed as Land tied to criminal Al Hee’s company is bought by Another Al Hee Company
  3. Hawaii could lose 30K in population in slow Covid recovery
  4. How Many Will Die?  People Avoiding The Doctor Due To COVID-19 Fears
  5. Let’s Put COVID-19 In Context
  6. Study Estimates 30% to 50% Learning Loss for Students By Fall
  7. Hawaii chambers of commerce petition urges governor to save small business
  8. Hawaii short-term rentals remain on hold for virus recovery
  9. PUC opens emergency investigation of Young Brothers
  10. Local restaurant owner launches #SaveHawaiiBusinesses campaign
  11. Bar owners awaiting governor’s plan for reopening
  12. The Pandemic Is Proving Too Much For Some Big Island Businesses
  13. Family of an abused Oahu toddler files suit for lack of child protection
  14. Academy of Hawaiian Arts falls victim to rioters in Oakland
  15. Tweeker Caught Stealing, Given Free Food
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