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Thursday, November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Report: Hawaii’s $30B unfunded retirement liabilities part of national trend
  2. Inequality: Hawaii the only Blue State Among America's Most Equal
  3. HONOLULU Ranks 12th for Successful Aging
  4. Report: Hawaii DoE 'Ahead of the Curve' on Data Governance
  5. Lack of Vegans Makes Hawaii Best State for Thanksgiving
  6. Hawaii: Buy Obamacare, Pay for Abortion
  7. Under secretary of the Army visits Hawaii
  8. U.S. not prepared for a major volcanic eruption, panel says
  9. UH Protest: Grad Students Win Jobs Back, Push for Budget Transparency
  10. HART: Rail Contractor Buys Company Which Oversees it--Grabauskas OK With That
  11. Wife of Police Chief Refuses to Show in Court--Was Lead prosecutor in Gambling Case
  12. Schatz Pushes $2 Trillion Carbon Tax to Fund Corporate Welfare
  13. Legacy? Abercrombie Gave Hawaii a Gay Marriage
  14. 2,200 Homeless Move to Hawaii from Mainland
  15. Obama to Legalize 35,000 Illegals in Hawaii
  16. OHA Trustee: Aha Will Create Indian Tribe
  17. Hawaii Attorney General to Appeal Financial Disclosure Ruling
  18. Criminal? Commission to send PRP complaints to prosecutor
  19. Lame Duck Anti-GMO Kauai Council Boosts Developers, Taxes Farmers
  20. Oregon alfalfa farmers Sue to Overturn county GMO ban
  21. State Amends Cesspool Rules
  22. Will Estate Taxes Chase Retirees out of Hawaii?
  23. HECO Socks Low Income Customers With Giant Deposits
  24. DoH Leaves Kaiser out of Medicaid Options
  25. China Developing New Ways to Nuke Hawaii
  26. DoH Shrink Vacations While Prisoner Languishes
  27. Soft on Crime: 30 Convictions 20 Years Gets 5 year sentence
  28. Federal Water Grab Could Affect Kona Judiciary Complex

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
November 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Institute for Astronomy Discovers Black Money Hole in Kakaako
  2. It's Official: OHA Trustees are Lawbreakers
  3. Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Could Become a "Broken Promise"
  4. Laborers Union: Schatz, Hirono, Hanabusa, Gabbard are Cowards Pandering to Eco Nut Billionaires
  5. Judicial Selection: Constitutional Amendment Icing on the Transparency Cake
  6. Video: Kelii Akina Interviews Senator Sam Slom
  7. U.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership team
  8. Victory: All Hawaii Veterans Can Now Use VA Benefits at Non-VA Facilities
  9. Jockeying for Attorney General?   Kaneshiro Blames Carlisle for losing track of at least 15 sex assault cases
  10. Attorneys: Kaneshiro Organized Gambling Raids in Retaliation for Lawsuit 
  11. Abercrombie Urges Ige to Keep William Aila at DLNR
  12. Inouye, Matsunaga, Hee: Ex-Politician Minions Find Cush Jobs at UH
  13. Brickwood Galuteria is Odd Man Out
  14. Commissioners take up Cayetano's Campaign Spending Complaint
  15. DoE Claims Background check wasn't completed for Hawaii teacher accused of sex crimes
  16. Foster Parents Biggest Failure of CPS
  17. Even San Francisco Rejects Abercrombie's Soda Tax
  18. Hawaii's Largest Wind Developer--Take The Money and Run
  19. Gays Desperate to Cover Up Lack of Hawaii Gay Marriage Business
  20. How to Grow Sweet Corn on Maui and End Up in Jail
  21. Kauai Council Loans for Anti-GMO Activists to Convert Cesspools?
  22. Hawaii Co Council Postpones Effort to Override State Law on Aquarium Collectors
  23. Punatic Returns from Native Texas to Help Convicted Felon Pretend to be King of Hawaii
  24. Traffic: Is Rail the Best we can do?
  25. Riders vent frustrations over Handi-Van delays

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
November 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH Manoa Budget Protest Continues Overnight
  2. Ige Names Fuchigami to Head DoT, Extends Application Deadline
  3. State Retirement Funds Play Tricks on Retirees, Taxpayers
  4. Lawyers Investigate Sale of Horizon Lines, Class Action Suit Possible
  5. Hawaii's Largest Wind Farm Developer Sold for $2.4B
  6. Conference: Change DoE into School-Centered System
  7. A Year Later, Hawaii Health Connector Website Still Doesn't Work
  8. Abercrombie leaves Ige with union contracts to pay
  9. $200M Loss--State pension fund declines 1.1 percent
  10. Japan’s recession signals contraction of Hawaii tourism--Down 4.5% This Month
  11. Military Cuts Could Remove 5% of Oahu Population
  12. Maui News: Obama Should Stop Apologizing to Muslims
  13. Up 22 Points, Hawaii a Top State for Hispanic Students
  14. Electricity cheaper thanks to lower fuel costs
  15. Health department director appointed CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
  16. Partnership Works for Queen's West Oahu Medical
  17. Will Caldwell's Affordable Housing Mandate Work?
  18. Antitrust fine and Jones Act help spell the end for debt-ridden Horizon
  19. UH grad students protest ‘poor oversight’ amid budget issues, TA cuts
  20. Council Calls Prosecutor on Carpet After Investigation is Forgotten
  21. State's CPS efforts yield 'miracles,' judge asserts
  22. Judiciary to Profit From Demolishing Juvenile Detention Facility, Building Condos
  23. Another Alleged Homosexual Child Molester Busted in Honolulu
  24. Alleged Arizona Molester-Teacher Gets Job in Hawaii, Then Gets Arrested
  25. Falsified timecard scheme busted at TheBus
  26. Reports reveal broader ticket problems at Arizona Memorial
  27. CGL Natural gas technology could save Hawaii billions over LNG
  28. Maui: Tourism Industry Behind Anti-GMO Movement
  29. 75% of Pesticide Licenses are Non-Agricultural
  30. Anti-GMO Councilmember Attacks Aquarium Collectors
  31. Animal Welfare Calls Not Handled After Humane Society Contract Cut

Monday, November 17, 2014
November 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Abercrombie's HCDA to Vote on Last Minute Development Deals
  2. Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
  3. HHSC Not Alone: US Rural Hospitals in Critical Condition
  4. Hospital Crisis: How to Use Union Work Rules for Fun and Profit
  5. DLNR vs Hawaii County: In Whose Interest?
  6. National Report Shows Hawaii 6th Lowest Child Homelessness
  7. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 17, 2014
  8. Lingle-Era Reform Leads to 50% Fewer Child Abuse Cases
  9. After Putting Ige in Office, HSTA Demands End to Evaluations
  10. Uselessness of Hawaii's All-Democrat Congressional Delegation
  11. Rail Taxes are a Gift from Generations
  12. Five Issues to Track in State Government
  13. Kauai Anti-GMO Activists Block Affordable Housing Project
  14. DoAg Pesticide Inspectors Still Backlogged
  15. Horizon Lines sale speaks of increased shipping competition, but impact on local businesses still foggy
  16. EV Drivers Like Free Electricity, Want Somebody to Buy Them More Charging Stations
  17. Huff Po: Tranny Annoyed with Petulant 'Husband'
  18. High Cost of Living? Duke Aiona Speaks from Experience

Monday, November 17, 2014
Letters to the Editor, November, 2014
Letters to the Editor
  • Misuse of Emergency Rooms Drives Medical Costs Up
  • A Completely Typical and Average Anti-GMO Activist Explains Why They Won on Maui
  • Kakaako at a Crossroads November 4  

Sunday, November 16, 2014
November 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
  2. Hawaii Obamacare Exchange Enrolls Only 40 on First Day
  3. Gay Marriage: Har Wins, Abercrombie, Hee Lose 
  4. Why Republicans Lose Even When Democrats are Losers
  5. High Cost of Living Pushes Military out of Hawaii
  6. In Harm's Way: Hawaii's Abused Children at Risk
  7. FACE, PRP, Developers See Taxpayer Money in Low-Income Rentals
  8. Free Arizona Memorial Tickets Sold by Managers
  9. Big Island Veterans Court Launches
  10. Hawaii County Water Board Unanimous in Opposition to Federal Water Grab

Saturday, November 15, 2014
November 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Temporary Injunction: Judge Blocks Enforcement of Maui Anti-GMO Law
  2. Army completes EIS for possible Hawaii force reductions
  3. Manoa Graduate Students Spur Campus-Wide Protest
  4. City to host free TOD symposium Saturday, November 22
  5. As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven
  6. Wahiawa celebrates veterans during 68th annual parade
  7. Obama Administration, Kiribati Cut off More Ocean Fisheries
  8. Meetings to Discuss Changes to the State’s Land Use System
  9. Hawaii Obamacare Exchange Projects $20M Deficit
  10. Is Anti-GMO, Anti-Superferry Fanaticism Hawaii's Future?
  11. Mayor wants to sign expansion of sit-lie law
  12. Why did it take 17 years for the Peter Boy Kema case to move forward?
  13. UH teaching assistant positions may be cut
  14. Hawaii 2nd Most expensive housing market, but only Because Most Expensive Areas lack Listings
  15. Election chief absolved in Puna primary
  16. Morita Under Attack for Rejecting $250M AKP Biofuel Ripoff?
  17. KIUC to Spend $1000/head to Store Erratic Solar Energy
  18. Restructuring Nepotistic charter school offers lesson
  19. Hawaii VA Misplaces Veterans Personal Information
  20. Black Sand and Navy Blue
  21. Jones: All GOP needs to do is Celebrate Gay Marriage and they will suddenly be winners

Friday, November 14, 2014
November 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Farm Bureau, Seed Growers File Suit to Overturn Maui GMO Ban
  2. Federal Recognition for Hawaiians? A Peek at BIA’s Suffocating Bureaucracy
  3. Courageous Hawaii Won Local Control of Public Lands With Statehood
  4. Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
  5. China-U.S. “Climate” Accord
  6. State: OHA Broke Sunshine Law to Rescind Kerry Letter
  7. Council OKs expanding sit-lie ban outside of Waikiki
  8. Homeless Dude Rotates between LA, SF and Hawaii
  9. Brother of Peter Boy Kema reacts to new leads in the murder case
  10. Upheaval at Hawaii drug-busting agency could prove costly
  11. B&Bs could be paying more in property taxes
  12. GMOs: Face of a Demagogue
  13. Farmers Will Seek Dismissal of Suit by GMO Activists
  14. HCDA Tries to Slip New Wedding Complex in to Kakaako
  15. New Legislature Brings Hope for Police Reform
  16. Lawsuit alleges overly aggressive security officers at airport
  17. Electrical failure at Hawaii prison still not fixed after a month

Thursday, November 13, 2014
November 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. House Announces Committee Chairs, Leadership
  2. 9th Circuit Rejects Gun Control Group Intervention in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
  3. Sen Sam Slom to Retire as President of Smart Business Hawaii
  4. Hawaii a Low-Debt State for Students
  5. HHSC Hospitals: Marry Us or Divorce Us
  6. Will Supreme Court Mandate $25M /year for DHHL?
  7. Court: State Must Release Financial Disclosures for Boards
  8. GMOs: The Debate Moves to Court Where ‘Facts Cannot Be Faked’
  9. Seeking local ruling, Maui anti-GMO group files suit
  10. Will Rep Clift Tsuji Save Agriculture from Anti-GMO Punatic Sen Ruderman?
  11. Gary Hooser forced to Quit Abercrombie Admin After being Caught Attending Law School on State Time
  12. House Republicans Divided 4-4?
  13. Governor's Salary to Hit $158K
  14. Aiona campaign wraps up its business early
  15. Gay Wedding Impact for Hawaii? $26.6M not $217M
  16. Sit Lie ban expansion vote delayed until Friday
  17. More Details on How Refusal to Force Homeless to Accept Shelter Kills
  18. City Gives $16,400 to Occupy to Make them Go Away
  19. HSTA Nagasako Ousted over Bungled PAC Spending?
  20. New Hawaii Co Prosecutor Mitch Roth Re-opens Peter Boy Investigation
  21. Abercrombie pardons fewer criminals than predecessors
  22. MCCC ex-guard indicted for sexual assault on the run?
  23. Water Commission: Meetings not subject to Sunshine law
  24. Pasha Will Refurbish Horizon's Ships
  25. Chevron Hawaii to receive bids from prospective buyers this month

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
November 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Will Ige Give Robin Danner Control of Hawaiian Homelands?
  2. Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core
  3. 331 Hawaii Medal of Honor Recipients Remembered from Deck of Battleship Missouri
  4. Veterans to Receive In-State Tuition at UH
  5. Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
  6. What does Horizon Line’s demise mean?
  7. Horizon Sells Hawaii Operations to Pasha Lines, Alaska to Matson
  8. Election Results: NFIB expects increased focus on small-business issues
  9. Study: Hawaii Best at Combating Lung Cancer
  10. Army realignment would have staggering economic impact on Hawaii
  11. 400 Homeless Dead Because they were not forced into Shelter
  12. Soft on Homelessness Policy Allows Woman to Drink Herself to Death on Streets of Waikiki
  13. Honolulu could expand sit-lie ban beyond Waikiki
  14. Federal probe of Hawaii public housing tenants targets fraud
  15. Report: Half of poor keiki under 8 in Hawaii lack a mom or dad with a full-time job
  16. Voters Didn’t Show Up Because the Election Was Boring
  17. Aiona-Ahu Worship Service Nov 20
  18. Carlisle: Start thinking about challenging Keith Kaneshiro for the Prosecuting Attorney
  19. Health Connector Still Expects Exchange to Fail, Hires Humans Instead
  20. Ige: Hope for HSTA Control of DoE
  21. Finmeccanica until Nov 17 offers Ansaldo for Sale
  22. Matson:  Horizon Lines' Alaska operations will add $330M annual revenue
  23. Maui Council 'Coup' Sets Stage for Rancorous Years
  24. MCCC female inmate alleges sex assault by facility guard
  25. Open Secret: Hollywood Homosexual Child Molesters
  26. GMO Vote Paves Way for Utopia

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
November 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Big Island Launches Veterans Treatment Court
  2. Honolulu Grants in Aid Deadline December 12
  3. Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Senate
  4. The Eminent Domain Angle In "Net Neutrality"
  5. Abercrombie to Peddle Influence from Omidyar Operative's Condo
  6. Hawaii GOP might want to reread Lingle's playbook
  7. Maui Hospital Execs Call for Support of Public Private Partnership
  8. Veterans Day Brings Reform to VA
  9. State OKs Health Insurance Premium Hikes for Old People
  10. Housing First Delayed by Red Tape
  11. $3.5 million deficit projected for UH Athletics Department
  12. State sues Hawaii County over aerial hunting
  13. Dope Pusher Cries after Feds take Drug Money
  14. 4 years for ex-Halawa guard for meth smuggling
  15. Officers Pretend to Take Bribes, Bust Gambling Ring
  16. Rats, Roaches are Grade A

Monday, November 10, 2014
November 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. “If you’re answering to Omidyar you’re really not independent.”
  2. Hawaii Supreme Court to hear same sex marriage case
  3. A Completely Typical and Average Anti-GMO Activist Explains Why They Won on Maui
  4. NRA President Speaks in Hawaii
  5. Un-Taxis?
  6. Saddled With Useless Congressional Delegation, Petition Campaign only hope to Save Oahu Troops 
  7. Maui News: Hard to See Where Republicans Go From Here
  8. NRA president pledges return of values at event
  9. HCDA Votes Nov 25 on New Kakaako Affordability Rules
  10. Hawaii Needs to Elect Judges
  11. 93% of Money Given to Homeless goes for Drugs, Alcohol
  12. Abercrombie & Levinson Gay Marriage
  13. Hawaii to Auction $1B of Bonds this Week
  14. Failed Rep Kaniela Ing Delivers No Funding for Kihei HS but Fakes it Until After Election

Sunday, November 09, 2014
November 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
  2. Legacy Land Commission Seeks New Members
  3. Ige Special Interest Roadmap
  4. Ige on BoE, Kauai Dairy, GMOs, Kakaako
  5. Affable Ige must now show he can firmly take the lead
  6. Star-Adv: Don't abandon linking tests to teacher pay
  7. HHSC: Private Partnerships key to Erasing Budget Deficit
  8. Nurses Flee Hawaii
  9. A Newly Arrived Republican Voter Reacts to Hawaii Election Results
  10. Veterans Day
  11. Hawaii VA Director Celebrates Veterans Day by Lying Again
  12. Apo: I am an American — I am a Hawaiian 
  13. Cost of Living Drives Poverty in Hawaii
  14. Military Budget Siphoned off by Green Energy Scammers in Hawaii
  15. FOIA reveals Hawaii is the only state not receiving military gear from the feds

Saturday, November 08, 2014
November 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Administration Accepting Job Applications
  2. Hawaii Clinton Operative Tied to $500M Emerald Fraud
  3. Veterans Day Parade Hilo, Sat. Nov 8
  4. Kona Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility Loses Lease, Must Close
  5. Waipahu Rail Development -- Zoning Meeting
  6. Aegis Combat System Goes Two For Two In Latest Flight Tests off Kauai
  7. Operating Loss? How Hawaii Corporate Income Taxes Compare
  8. After Defeating Preschool Amendment, HSTA Wants Public Preschools
  9. 50MW Power source and cost for rail transit still unresolved
  10. COFA Deal Forces Micronesians onto Obamacare Exchange
  11. City May Scrap Plan for Sand Island Homeless Camp
  12. ORI off HUD's Hook, Caldwell Ordered to Spend $2.9M on Stuff the City Was Paying for Anyway
  13. Mufi to Take Over HTA?
  14. Honolulu VA Pretends to Cut Wait Times
  15. Nepotistic Charter School has More Money Trouble
  16. Honolulu police officer indicted for third-degree sex assault
  17. Measuring Voter Turnout in Hawaii

Friday, November 07, 2014
November 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Transition: Ige Chooses McCartney, Hiraoka
  2. David Ige’s Action Plan: “Engineering Hawaii’s Future”
  3. Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii's Policy Makers
  4. DHS Temporary Rules Maintain COFA Benefits
  5. Moody's: Warnings of a utility "death spiral" premature
  6. Curing Medicare in the new Congress 
  7. Group: University of Hawaii fiscal woes hurting students, faculty
  8. Governor-elect pledges not to raise taxes (again)
  9. Raise Barrel Tax? Red Hill Leaks are Latest Excuse
  10. Overtime abuse allows some public employees to double, triple their salaries
  11. Hawaii Payroll on 40-Year Old Computer
  12. 4 Horsemen: Ige Conspires With Abercrombie, Cayetano, Waihee, Ariyoshi
  13. Ige Elected by 13% of Hawaii Residents
  14. Attacks on Aiona Funded by K-Street Lobbyists
  15. Souki Reelected House Speaker
  16. 82% Vote Against Abercrombie's Judicial Secrecy
  17. UH Bars Newly Elected Lawmaker from Teaching Music
  18. UH Hires Deadbeat Dad to Coach Men's Basketball Team
  19. GMOs: Precinct by Precinct Breakdown Maps Eco-Religion
  20. Maui: Anti-GMO Idiots Assign Enforcement to Sanitation Department
  21. Kenoi Claims He Won't Run for Higher Office as Inouye Gang Beefs Up Staff
  22. New York Magazine digs into Hawaii media owner Pierre Omidyar, Civil Beat digs on buying nice things
  23. Mounting legal trouble for Hu Honua bioenergy facility
  24. Lawyers Find Loophole in city laws concerning One Waikiki bench
  25. UH Perfesser, PBS Aroused by Waianae Teenage Tranny
  26. Another Escape
  27. Sanctions Possible for Loss of Hawaii prison gang binder
  28. Water Commission accused of violating Sunshine Law

Thursday, November 06, 2014
November 6, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kim Announces Senate Leadership Team and Committee Chairs
  2. Hell Bent--One Man's Crusade to Crush the Hawaiian Mob
  3. Farmers Heading to Court to Overturn 'Flawed' Maui Anti-GMO Ordinance
  4. Keli'i Akina: Anatomy of an OHA Campaign
  5. Hawaii Premature Birth Report Card -- 'C'
  6. Abortion Ads Unanswered: "Error of Major Proportions" by Aiona
  7. Observers point to the state's one-party politics as a cause for record low turnout
  8. Milner: Conservative groups are today’s most successful populist organizers
  9. Ige Has No Plan--26 Days to Appoint New Administration
  10. Usual Crooks, Cronies Donate to Ige
  11. Where does Ige stand on Hawaii's energy issues?
  12. Hawaii One of Only Three States With Dem Governor and Delegation
  13. Hawaii Loses $12.3B in Federal Funding, More Losses to Come
  14. Star-Adv: Maui GMO vote Should Not Stampede Elected Officials into Labeling GMOs
  15. Molokai, Lanai Voters Reject GMO Ban nearly 2-1
  16. Kauai: Anti-GMO Holdovers Block Repeal of 960
  17. Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor is Co-Producer of Giant Drug Induced Rave Party
  18. Support reforms to cut administrative burdens on doctors
  19. Teacher: Ige Should Appoint Teachers to BoE
  20. Report: Provide Cheaper Housing, More Rental Units in Kakaako
  21. HCDA Considers Changes to Affordable Housing Rules
  22. After Ige Wins, UH Decides to Burn $5.2M on Inouye Center

Wednesday, November 05, 2014
November 5, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Election Results--Highlights
  2. Am Samoa, Guam, NMI -- Republicans Win Big
  3. While change sweeps country, Hawaii remains the same
  4. It’s a Wave: Republicans Take US Senate, Build Majority in House, Grab Governorships
  5. How GEMS Will Drive Your Electric Bill Up
  6. NRA President to Speak in Hawaii
  7. Hospital Financial Crisis Brings House Health Committee to Maui
  8. Ige Still Unfamiliar, Opponents Called Stupid
  9. Star-Adv: Priorities for New Governor, Legislature
  10. Mercado Kim's New Senate Leadership
  11. OHA Trustees: Vote Not an Endorsement of Nation Building
  12. Supporters expect a suit by corporations to Overturn Maui GMO Ban
  13. Kauai Pro GMO Candidates Top Council Races
  14. GMO Scrambled
  15. NYT: Takai Even More Expensive than Hanabusa
  16. Star-Adv: Schatz Even More Lefty than Usual for Hawaii
  17. Elefante expected to take City Council seat early
  18. 8 Forcible Sex Offenses at UH Manoa 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
November 4, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Find Your Polling Place and Print Out a Sample Ballot
  2. Hawaii Voters 11th Most Powerful in USA
  3. Supreme Court Upholds State's Right to Cut COFA Benefits
  4. Project AWARE: DoE Awarded $12.7M for Federal Anti-Bullying Program
  5. Hawaiian Electric announces plans for approval of pending solar applications
  6. Faleomavaega Sued by Former Congressional Staff Attorney
  7. The Link Between The SHAKA Movement and the Matrix
  8. President Declares Disaster for Hawaii Lava Flow
  9. US Attorney Appoints Election Officer to Investigate Voter Fraud in Hawaii
  10. Your Ballot Explained: Issuing New Bonds
  11. Radcliffe, Mitsunaga: Usual Suspects Buy in to Ige Campaign
  12. Omidyar in focus: the influence of big, big money on your vote
  13. 8% Pay Hike: Abercrombie Rewards UHPA for its Support
  14. Borreca: Young People Prefer Republicans
  15. Schatz No Comment on Lawsuit Seeking His Removal
  16. A quick look at campaign contributions since the August primary
  17. Early Votes Down Statewide--Except Maui County
  18. Maui GMO Vote Could have Worldwide Ramifications
  19. Kucinich Endorses Maui Anti-GMO Initiative
  20. Lawsuit: Death Caused by Dietary Supplements
  21. Puna Voters Have Choice of Two Polling Places
  22. Soft on Crime: Hawaii Has Fewest Old Prisoners
  23. Honolulu Prosecutor: Newspaper Op-Ed Was ‘Uninformed, False Statements’
  24. Developer team to remodel, expand Mayor Wright Homes
  25. Tougher Visa Requirement to Keep ISIS out of US 

Monday, November 03, 2014
November 3, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kanaiolowalu: Broken Trust on Steroids
  2. HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
  3. HBO Video: In Hawaii 'Conflict of Interest' Means 'Not a Conflict of Interest'
  4. Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes
  5. New Jersey Has Therapists, Hawaii Has Tour Guides
  6. State DOE considers deferral of Teacher Rating System
  7. Chad Blair: Who Is Andrew Walden?
  8. Omidyar makes the national news this week, but not so much locally
  9. Hanabusa defends limited introduction of bills
  10. Maui County Council Puts Hemp at top of Legislative Wish-List
  11. 100 Mainland Homeless Contact IHS to Inquire About Being Homeless in Hawaii
  12. Star-Adv: Tools in place to help homeless
  13. Will Anti-GMO Ordinance be Overturned by Kauai Council?
  14. GMOs or no GMOs?
  15. Honolulu Airplane Bomber Seeks Home Among Palestinians
  16. Self-Defense? Shooter wins his appeal of 2011 conviction
  17. Only 5% of Kauai Residents Would Recommend the Island to Friends

Sunday, November 02, 2014
November 2, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Trustee Rowena Akana: Hawaiian Nation Not for Asians or Haole
  2. The Great Pension Debate
  3. Charles Djou Announces 30-Day Plan
  4. Lava Flow Area Governed by 'War Tribunal' under Act 111
  5. Massive Property Tax Hikes on Next Week's Agenda
  6. Star-Adv: HSTA Wanted Furloughs
  7. National Democrats Pour $1.5M into Abortion Lies
  8. Omidyar Pours $855K Into Constitutional Amendments
  9. Next Governor Will Remake PUC
  10. Elders' plush world comes at expense of youths' future
  11. North Korea launches upgraded Soviet-era ballistic missile submarine
  12. Puna Population, Businesses Already Leaving Ahead of Lava Flow


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CATO: Abercrombie Boosted Spending $900M
by News Article Thursday, November 20, 2014

...Hawaii taxpayers can now breathe easier because he was defeated in the Democratic primary....


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UH Protest: Grad Students Win Jobs Back, Push for Budget Transparency
by News Release Thursday, November 20, 2014

...fight for an allocation model that allows tuition money to follow the students....


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U.S. not prepared for a major volcanic eruption, panel says
by News Article Thursday, November 20, 2014
The U.S. is falling short in its ability to track and respond to a major volcanic eruption at this time, a panel of experts told a congressional hearing Wednesday.…

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Report: Hawaii’s $30B unfunded retirement liabilities part of national trend
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, November 20, 2014

...Hawaii’s $30-billion unfunded liability per resident is $21,852, the seventh highest in the nation....


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Under secretary of the Army visits Hawaii
by News Article Thursday, November 20, 2014

...to conduct a tour of the Army installations here to get a first-hand view of capabilities of the units....


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Hawaii: Buy Obamacare, Pay for Abortion
by News Article Thursday, November 20, 2014
Five years ago President Obama told lawmakers and the American public in a specially called joint session of Congress on healthcare reform that "under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion."…

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Lack of Vegans Makes Hawaii Best State for Thanksgiving
by News Article Thursday, November 20, 2014

We crunched the numbers using the six criteria below to determine if the state you live in is prime habitat for a downer of a Thanksgiving....


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Inequality: Hawaii the only Blue State Among America's Most Equal
by News Release Thursday, November 20, 2014

...Families are changing, with fewer married couples and more single-parent families and cohabiting unions....


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HONOLULU Ranks 12th for Successful Aging
by News Release Thursday, November 20, 2014

...life amid the palm trees can cost, especially at quality nursing facilities and hospitals. Special needs transport is adequate, but work commutes are time-consuming....


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Report: Hawaii DoE 'Ahead of the Curve' on Data Governance
by News Release Thursday, November 20, 2014

...the number of states sharing teacher performance information with educator preparation programs has more than tripled....


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Institute for Astronomy Discovers Black Money Hole in Kakaako
by News Article Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If current trends hold, the black hole will grow 'like a cancer' (hint, hint) and swallow the entire system....


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It's Official: OHA Trustees are Lawbreakers
by Video Video Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Official - The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees Have Committed An Illegal Act....


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U.S. Air Force Colonel joins DOE leadership team
by News Release Wednesday, November 19, 2014

From 2011 to 2013, Carlson was the deputy joint base commander at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam....


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Laborers Union: Schatz, Hirono, Hanabusa, Gabbard are Cowards Pandering to Eco Nut Billionaires
by News Release Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Democratic leaders in Washington should put job creation ahead of the ravings of environmental wing-nuts and their deep pocketed billionaire funders....


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Video: Kelii Akina Interviews Senator Sam Slom
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Senator Sam Slom is interviewed by Keali’i Akina on the November 10 edition of “Think Tech Hawaii”....


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Judicial Selection: Constitutional Amendment Icing on the Transparency Cake
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, November 19, 2014

...the voters agreed that there's no good reason to keep the JSC lists secret, the same result as the lawsuit....


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Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Could Become a "Broken Promise"
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, November 18, 2014

...the state may one day be forced to break the promise it made to its employees regarding their pensions and benefits....


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UH Manoa Budget Protest Continues Overnight
by News Release Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The students have decided that the concessions granted by the interim Chancellor are not enough....


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Ige Names Fuchigami to Head DoT, Extends Application Deadline
by News Release Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fuchigami had been tapped by Mayor Kirk Caldwell last month to lead the city’s Department of Enterprise Services....


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Bicyclist Fatalities Rise As More Urban Workers Pedal to Work
by News Release Tuesday, November 18, 2014

...adults 20 and older represented 84 percent of bicyclist fatalities in 2012, compared to only 21 percent in 1975....


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State Retirement Funds Play Tricks on Retirees, Taxpayers
by News Article Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hawaii has employed gimmicks to give the appearance of fiscal improvements in their entitlement programs....


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Conference: Change DoE into School-Centered System
by News Release Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moanalua High School....


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Lawyers Investigate Sale of Horizon Lines, Class Action Suit Possible
by News Release Tuesday, November 18, 2014

...this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Horizon’s shareholders....


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Hawaii's Largest Wind Farm Developer Sold for $2.4B
by News Release Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SunEdison to become world's largest renewable energy development company....


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National Report Shows Hawaii 6th Lowest Child Homelessness
by News Release Monday, November 17, 2014

The homeless are everywhere but a national report shows Hawaii is 6th lowest for child homelessness....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 17, 2014
by Congress .org Monday, November 17, 2014

Senate: Child Care and Development Block Grant - Cloture

House: Keystone XL Pipeline - Passage


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Abercrombie's HCDA to Vote on Last Minute Development Deals
by News Release Monday, November 17, 2014

HCDA will be having at least 3 meetings on Tuesday, November 25th….just 6 days before the Ige Administration is installed....


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DLNR vs Hawaii County: In Whose Interest?
by Tom Lodge Monday, November 17, 2014

DLNR sued the County of Hawaii for its ban on aerial hunting....


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Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
by Andrew Walden Monday, November 17, 2014
Does this mean the Ige administration will break from the HSTA and propose a publicly funded voucher program so we can all give taxpayer money to private schools?

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HHSC Not Alone: US Rural Hospitals in Critical Condition
by News Article Sunday, November 16, 2014

For many rural hospitals, partnering with big health systems is the only hope for survival....


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Hospital Crisis: How to Use Union Work Rules for Fun and Profit
by Andrew Walden Sunday, November 16, 2014
Hawaii public hospital workers earn less but cost more than their private sector counterparts.  How is that possible?
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The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Tax Foundation just released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index....


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Meetings to Discuss Changes to the State’s Land Use System
by News Release Saturday, November 15, 2014

State Office of Planning Hosting a Series of Stakeholder Meetings to Discuss 'Improvements' to the State’s Land Use System....


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Temporary Injunction: Judge Blocks Enforcement of Maui Anti-GMO Law
by News Article Saturday, November 15, 2014

...the ban will "probably bankrupt Molokai"....


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Obama Administration, Kiribati Cut off More Ocean Fisheries
by News Release Saturday, November 15, 2014

489,000 Square Nautical Miles of Ocean....


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Manoa Graduate Students Spur Campus-Wide Protest
by News Release Saturday, November 15, 2014

Graduate students have planned a sit-in at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Center to protest sudden and drastic budget cuts....


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City to host free TOD symposium Saturday, November 22
by News Release Friday, November 14, 2014

Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall....


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Army completes EIS for possible Hawaii force reductions
by News Release Friday, November 14, 2014

Hawaii's community listening session will be held Jan. 27, 2015, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki....


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As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Friday, November 14, 2014

“Hawaii’s driving never really went down – it just flattened out and then started going up again as opposed to the mainland, which made a U-turn....”


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Wahiawa celebrates veterans during 68th annual parade
by News Article Friday, November 14, 2014

the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veterans Day Parade....


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Courageous Hawaii Won Local Control of Public Lands With Statehood
by News Article Friday, November 14, 2014

In Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Supreme Court unanimously declared....


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Federal Recognition for Hawaiians? A Peek at BIA’s Suffocating Bureaucracy
by News Article Friday, November 14, 2014

...Tribal Governments and Americans Indian individuals can do very little with their lands without the approval of the BIA’s suffocating bureaucracy....


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9th Circuit Rejects Gun Control Group Intervention in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
by News Article Friday, November 14, 2014

Long-suffering California (and Hawaii) gun owners received some rare good news....


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Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
by News Release Thursday, November 13, 2014

...four categories: attorney access for low-income litigants; support for self-represented litigants; support for litigants with limited language proficiency; and support for people with disabilities....


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Maui Farm Bureau, Seed Growers File Suit to Overturn Maui GMO Ban
by News Release Thursday, November 13, 2014

The suit seeks to delay any enforcement of the measure and ultimately to have it declared unenforceable....


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China-U.S. “Climate” Accord
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, November 13, 2014

...far-reaching energy, trade and security implications....


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Hawaii a Low-Debt State for Students
by News Release Thursday, November 13, 2014

New report shows student loan debt still rising for bachelor’s degree recipients; includes state-by-state and college-by-college debt levels....


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Sen Sam Slom to Retire as President of Smart Business Hawaii
by Sam Slom Thursday, November 13, 2014

Slom and the Board unanimously tapped successful business owner Tyler Roukema to take the reins of SBH....


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House Announces Committee Chairs, Leadership
by News Release Thursday, November 13, 2014

No Republican Vice-Chairs ....


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Oahu residents invited to view new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zone maps
by News Release Wednesday, November 12, 2014

...free public information outreach workshops for a preview of new Extreme Tsunami Evacuation Zones....


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Teachers Unions Oppose Teacher Accountability Standards in Common Core
by NCPA NCPA Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Proposed reforms to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) threaten teacher accountability....


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Will Ige Give Robin Danner Control of Hawaiian Homelands?
by Video Video Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Watch This To See How You Can Help Stop Them....


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Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
by News Article Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living....


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331 Hawaii Medal of Honor Recipients Remembered from Deck of Battleship Missouri
by News Release Wednesday, November 12, 2014

331 Hawaii Medal of Honor recipients who gave their lives defending our freedom in the Middle East from 2006 to this year....


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Study: Hawaii Best at Combating Lung Cancer
by News Release Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WalletHub ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 11 key metrics....


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Election Results: NFIB expects increased focus on small-business issues
by News Release Tuesday, November 11, 2014

...leadership changes are expected to affect the legislative agendas of the state Department of Labor and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism....


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What does Horizon Line’s demise mean?
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, November 11, 2014

With the cost of U.S. newbuildings now five times that of constructing comparable ships in South Korea and Japan, Horizon could not afford to build new Jones Act ships....


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Veterans to Receive In-State Tuition at UH
by News Release Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Both resident and non-resident student veterans fought for in-state tuition for all vets....


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Horizon Sells Hawaii Operations to Pasha Lines, Alaska to Matson
by News Release Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Matson to acquire all outstanding shares of Horizon Lines immediately after Pasha acquires Horizon's Hawaii trade lane business....


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The Eminent Domain Angle In "Net Neutrality"
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, November 11, 2014

...Virtual Takings: The Coming Fifth Amendment Challenge to Net Neutrality Regulation....


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Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Senate
by News Release Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Hawaii State Senate is accepting applications for the 2015 legislative session....


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Honolulu Grants in Aid Deadline December 12
by News Release Tuesday, November 11, 2014

...qualified nonprofit organizations seeking grants available through the city’s Grants in Aid (GIA) program have from today through December 12, 2014 to submit proposals....


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Big Island Launches Veterans Treatment Court
by News Release Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On November 10, the Third Circuit (Hawaii county) launched its Veterans Treatment Court with an opening ceremony held in the courtroom of Chief Judge Ronald Ibarra....


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Hawaii Supreme Court to hear same sex marriage case
by Malia Zimmerman Monday, November 10, 2014

Hawaii voters opposed same sex marriage in 1998 by a vote of 69.2 percent to 28.6 percent....


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Un-Taxis?
by Tom Yamachika Monday, November 10, 2014

Big names in the market are Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar....


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“If you’re answering to Omidyar you’re really not independent.”
by News Article Sunday, November 09, 2014
“But they all kissed the ring because they wanted his money.”
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NRA President Speaks in Hawaii
by News Release Sunday, November 09, 2014

The room was filled with 125 conservative campaigners....


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UHERO: LNG Could Save Hawaii Ratepayers $800M/Year
by UH ERO Saturday, November 08, 2014

...to estimate the impacts of Hawaii importing LNG for use in the electric sector....


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Legacy Land Commission Seeks New Members
by News Release Saturday, November 08, 2014

There are currently three vacancies....


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Hawaii Clinton Operative Tied to $500M Emerald Fraud
by News Article Saturday, November 08, 2014

Paul Sullivan, a Hawaii resident and former deputy campaign manager for President Bill Clinton, could owe  millions of dollars in attorney fees ....


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