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Saturday, February 25, 2017
February 25, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. It Doesn’t Always Pay to Make More
  2. Legislators Order Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion: Assisted Suicide Next
  3. 62% Hike in Minimum Wage Hike Will Hit Consumers, Small Business Hard
  4. SB221 Money Spinner: Legislators Vote Red Light Camera Ticket Fiasco (again)
  5. After One Year of Daily Outreach, Less Than 1% of Homeless Agree to Accept Shelter
  6. Flaws in protective order system leave abuse victims vulnerable
  7. Judge: Kauai police body cams don't violate union agreement—SHOPO to Appeal
  8. SB603: DPS Too Tough on the Few Criminals we Actually Send to Prison


Friday, February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Final List: 532 Candidates for Honolulu Neighborhood Board
  2. SB898: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Committee
  3. SB1137: Return Control of HMSA to its Members
  4. Honolulu Most Unaffordable State Capital
  5. HB462: Billion Dollar Scheme to Place Prisoners Back under Control of Corrupt, Expensive UPW-Controlled Prisons
  6. Tuition: Packed with Administrators, UH Now More Expensive than Mainland Schools
  7. Taxi companies accuse Uber, Lyft of not paying $20M GE Taxes
  8. Uneducated Schatz Pushing DHHL to Build Rentals, not Leaseholds
  9. Team Ige Superintendent Questionnaire Designed to support whatever the decision-makers have already decided
  10. How the military impacts rent prices in Hawaii
  11. Wind Farm Asks permission to Murder More Bats, Nene
  12. Star-Adv: Because Trump is President We Should Screw Agriculture
  13. Agnotology: The Study of Anti-GMO Activism
  14. HB1518: Block ‘Vexatious’ UIPA Requests
  15. SB7: Use Medicaid funds to house homeless
  16. Security Guard Loses Finger in Fight with Homeless Drunk
  17. NYT: Hawaii is #2 for Teenage Trannies
  18. Star-Adv Gives Eric Ryan Space to Rant About Fukumoto


Thursday, February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Why OHA Fears a Forensic Audit
  2. DLNR Still Paying Rapist Cop—Claims HGEA President Had Nothing to do with Hiring
  3. DLNR Introduces Birth Control for Mosquitoes
  4. HART Ridership Projections - Fantasies, Fairytales and Alternative Facts
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 23, 2017
  6. GE Tax Hike Grabs Another $800/year from family finances
  7. Oahu drivers could get triple taxed
  8. PUC starts public hearings on $100M Hawaiian Electric rate hike
  9. Some customers asked to pay thousands to connect with solar
  10. Hawaii County Affordable Housing Rents to go up 36%
  11. Now That Maui Memorial is to be Privatized, Legislators Act to End Multi-Million Dollar Waitlisting Scheme
  12. Push for paid sick time rankles Hawaii eateries
  13. To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider
  14. Honolulu Ethics Commission finds no conflicts in legal campaign support from special interests
  15. Anti-Fishing Activists Already Trying to Deflect Blame for ‘Crippling’ Hawaii Fishing Fleet
  16. Water Grab: Anti-Agriculture Activists Run  into Opposition from Upcountry Maui 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Earn $50K? Hawaii Takes More From Your Paycheck Than Any Other State
  2. Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage
  3. Governor Ige’s ‘cuts’ still result in big spending increases
  4. Underreported: How Gun Silencers Became a Health Issue
  5. Full circle about single-payer health insurance
  6. Kauai Dairy Farm Withdraws Final EIS
  7. Caldwell: My Latest Appointee Helped Deliver Lots of Muslims to Europe
  8. OHA Insiders Plan to Neuter Audit
  9. Jury finds HGEA President’s Son guilty of sex assault
  10. Trump Admin has no Time to Talk to Hawaii Legislators About Rail
  11. Inter-Island Cables and Rate Hike Hearings Today
  12. Next Big Hawaii Tax Credit Scam Will Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles
  13. DLNR Scam-- Plans to Sell Carbon Credits
  14. 50% Failure Rate: Solar Installations ‘Falling Like Dominoes’
  15. Sen J Kalani English Accepted Junket From Turkish Opposition Group
  16. BOE approves findings from special review of charter school panel
  17. HB407: Health Savings Accounts for Hawaii?
  18. Honolulu Airport Crasher was Brother of Convicted Murderer
  19. Open Borders Activists Come Up With New Argument: Hawaii Man Should be Granted US Citizenship BECAUSE He is Convicted Meth Dealer
  20. Peter Boy Case Solved When Competent Prosecutor Elected
  21. DAGS Doubletalk Collapsing Ceiling at Capitol
  22. Kalihi, Iwilei Stripped of Copper: Sit-Lie Expansion to Force Bums Westward
  23. Anti-GMO Activists Squabble Over Celebrutard Access
  24. Molokai Finally Runs out of Answers
  25. Hawaii Eco Hypocrisy--Trump Will Let us be the Phonies That We Are

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Forbes: Taxes Make Hawaii One of 10 Worst States for High Earners
  2. OHA and HART Auditor Admits Fraud, Embezzlement
  3. HB1549: Don’t Tax Affordable Housing to pay for Affordable Housing
  4. Airbnb tries again on Hawaii tax broker bills
  5. Counties Won’t Stand up to NIMBYS and Legalize TVRs – But They Want TAT!
  6. Marijuana Just Another Excuse for a Tax Hike
  7. SB173: Marijuana Candies are ‘medicine’
  8. Audit Finds a House Worth of Unrecorded Lumber at Hawaii County baseyard
  9. HB1277 Add 1,200 More Unionized Public Employees
  10. SB1298: Will Police Commission be Allowed to Hire Outsider as Chief?
  11. Star-Adv: Time for Greenmailers to get Serious About Extorting MegaBux from Zuckerberg
  12. Heroic Coast Guard Protects Whales from Money-Hungry Anti-Superferry Activists 

Monday, February 20, 2017
February 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Cost of Public Employment
  2. HPD Toddler Abuse Cover-up Unraveling
  3. Still no A/C for schools
  4. Caldwell Imposes 100% Fare Hike on Bus Transfer Riders
  5. Incompetent DoTax a Month Late with Tax Forms
  6. Soft on Crime Policy Kills Another Criminal: On the outside after 35 Raps in 14 Years—Bashes Through Airport Security and Dies
  7. Maui Program Puts Homeless to Work Sweeping Streets
  8. Who Will be Fooled?  Anti-GMO Activists Blame Trump for Pesticide Bill
  9. HCDA Changing Affordable Housing Rules
  10. KSBE Trustee Search Begins Again

Sunday, February 19, 2017
February 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Need for Tax Vigilance in 2017
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. Utopian Nonsense on the Move in the Legislature
  4. With Sam Slom Gone, Legislators weigh more than a dozen tax proposals
  5. A clear money grab by politicians
  6. HB1586: Council Will refuse GE Tax Hike Even if TAT is Taken Away
  7. 27 Rail Cars to Be Ripped Apart and Rebuilt in Desperate Attempt to Salvage Them
  8. SB591: $2B State Bonds for Housing Construction
  9. Medically assisted death: Wariness is warranted
  10. Star-Adv Pushes for Red Light Camera Ticket Machines
  11. Telescope: Lawyers Make Megabucks
  12. House Bill 1571, only attacks agriculture and will destroy farming
  13. Will British Petroleum Junk Hawaii Windfarm or Repower Before Federal Corporate Welfare Goes Byebye?
  14. Hawaii Residents Suffer the Most from Sleeplessness

Saturday, February 18, 2017
February 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Insiders Plan to Neuter Audit
  2. 516 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
  3. Hawaii pro-life centers fight abortion referral mandate
  4. Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Millionaires
  5. SB898: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week
  6. Hawaii Military Commissaries Offer 32.6% Savings—Highest in USA
  7. Caldwell Goes on Vacation While Legislators Expected to Vote on Rail Tax Hikes
  8. Incompetent Airport Division Wants Fee Hikes But Can’t Fix Leaky Roofs
  9. Star-Adv: Greenmail Shakedown of Zuckerberg is a Good Idea
  10. Diamond Head: Social Workers Chased out of Homeless Tent City By Knife Wielding Bum
  11. Soft on Crime: 20 Priors Gets ‘Supervised Release’—Then Shockingly, He does it Again
  12. HPD Toddler Beating Gets National News Attention
  13. State says hotel illegally pumped storm water into ocean for more than a decade
  14. SJWs Scream Blasphemy after Maui mayor says 'No such thing' as sacred rocks
  15. So-Called Farmers Union Joins With Anti-Dairy Farm Activists
  16. Hordes of Anti-Agriculture Activists to Descend on Maui Public Hearing to Take A&B Water

Friday, February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State Procurement Office Launches Investigation into OHA Professional Services Contracts
  2. Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections 430 Candidates Register with One Day to Go
  3. Hawaii Motor Vehicle Deaths Jump 27%
  4. DOH: Dairy Farm EIS Decision Coming Feb 24
  5. Will HSTA Report Expenses for 6,000 Lobbyists?
  6. Caldwell to Build Affordable Housing With Same Efficiency as Rail
  7. Blackmail: HECO Scores $61M, Free Trucks Thanks to Rail Tax Payers
  8. First Lateral: Several Energy Bills Survive Hawaii Legislature Deadline
  9. Target Legislators who fail to introduce bills
  10. SB107 Minimum Wage Vehicle Focuses Debate on Tip Credit
  11. Incompetent DoE Payroll: Two Months to get Your First Paycheck
  12. Sheriffs Refuse to Stop Auto Burglar
  13. Two Months of Canvassing Diamond Head – Only 6 Homeless Accept Shelter
  14. Eager to Use Homeless for Political Agit-Prop
  15. TVRs Account for 1/3 of Hawaii Visitor Accommodations
  16. Greenmail: Bill aims to create and Profit from disputes over trail on Kauai
  17. When it Comes to ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Hawaii is all talk

Friday, February 17, 2017
Letters to the Editor February, 2017
Letters to the Editor
  • Will HSTA Report Expenses for 6,000 Lobbyists?
  • Falls of Clyde: Ige Ignores Call from British Parliament

Thursday, February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA: The Mystery of the Disappearing Money
  2. Hawaii 64 Structurally Deficient Bridges Identified
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"
  4. Economic Impact of Immigration by State—Hawaii 10th
  5. HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
  6. How They Voted: Assisted Suicide Bill Passes First Committee
  7. Ward Poll: Hawaii Residents Reject Tax Hikes
  8. GE Tax Hike -- SB 1183 a “multi-headed hydra of bad ideas”
  9. Ernie Martin: If Legislators Hike GE Taxes, I’ve got several Ideas on How Councilmembers can avoid putting skin in the game
  10. HB1586: Income Tax Hike on the Rich -- Counties could lose hotel subsidy
  11. Bills on short-term rental tax collection advance
  12. SB221: Red-light cameras bill advances
  13. Caldwell Affordable Housing Plan: Convert HART HQ to Condos 
  14. SB1129: Senators Vote to Boost Insurance Company Profits, Kill off Expensive Patients, Enable Elder Abuse
  15. Candidate chosen for UH chancellor turned position down
  16. Police Chief Orders Full Review Of Toddler Assault Case
  17. Deedy Case: Time To Let Go Of A Case That’s Gone Nowhere
  18. SB173: Let Convicted Felons Sell Legal Weed
  19. Trump draft order would make welfare recipients deportable
  20. Criticism of Gabbard-Assad Meeting Gives Muslims Political Opening 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes
  2. Three Days Left: 371 Candidates Register for 437 Neighborhood Board Seats
  3. Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time
  4. Transform the Bureaucracy and Achieve Justice for John Sosa
  5. No Joke: UH Pres Lassner to assist search for DoE superintendent
  6. UH Abandons Search for New Manoa Chancellor
  7. Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
  8. OHA Pays Criminal Tens of Thousands of Dollars for Nothing
  9. Hush Money? HTA Calls Waikai’s Bluff
  10. Corruption: DOBOR Boss Fails in Effort to retaliate Against Hawaii County Prosecutor
  11. State May Owe $101M to Developer After LUC Steals Land Equity
  12. HB1586: Cut counties out of 'room tax' revenues
  13. REIT Tax Bill advances in House
  14. Legislators: Acute Care is Too Expensive so Eliminate it
  15. Legislators: Oldsters are Too Expensive so Eliminate Them
  16. Autistic student raped Pearl City classmate TWICE while HSTA Member napped, lawsuit says
  17. Homeless to Pick up Litter, Clean Graffiti
  18. SB221: Stop Light Camera Tickets Back Again
  19. Minimum Wage Hike Clears Hawaii Senate Committee—Deferred in House
  20. HB1282: Laughing Legislators Run Anti-GMO Morons thru Maze (again)
  21. Anti-Aquarium Obsessives Pin Hopes on Two Bills and a Lawsuit
  22. Will Latest Round of AP Lies Sink Hawaii Fishing Fleet?
  23. Batteries undercut benefits of rooftop solar, says new study
  24. $10,000 Fake News -- HECO Style
  25. HB793: Force Everybody to Install Electric Car Chargers
  26. SB1121: Force Everybody to Use Solar Water Heaters
  27. Denied: Feds Fail Again in Kona Water Grab
  28. Feds Sue: Homosexual Harassment of Male Employees

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HSTA Rallies for $500M Tax Hike on Renters—House Approves on 2nd Read
  2. Anti-Fishing Lies Exposed: Attorney General Releases Point by Point Debunk of Kaniela Ing
  3. HPD Acting Chief Supports Naming of Suspended Officers
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 13, 2017
  5. Falls of Clyde: Ige Ignores Call from British Parliament
  6. DLNR Cop Accused of Raping Girl—My Mommy is HGEA President
  7. Students Starve While HSTA Demands Massive Tax Increase
  8. Caldwell Bank Job: Measure To Stop Mayors From Moonlighting Shelved
  9. Drivers May Face $100M Higher Taxes, Fees To Lard HIDOT Coffers
  10. PUC to Consider $300M HECO Rate Hike
  11. Doctors hui opposes assisted-death bill
  12. Are Hawaii’s Wind Farms Killing Too Many Hoary Bats?
  13. How Housing Shortage caused by City of Honolulu Regs
  14. HB778: “Thousands of B&Bs on Ag Land”
  15. Hundreds seek help from state rent assistance program
  16. Four Sneaky Bills Would give counties the authority to regulate pesticide use
  17. Hooser Wants to Legalize Genetically Modified Marijuana
  18. Homeless Drug Addicts -- 1 million dirty syringes collected statewide in 2016
  19. After 19 Years Convention Center Finally Gets Around to Booking Sporting Events
  20. Age 33 - 6 Felonies: Criminal Dead Because of Soft on Crime Policies
  21. McDermott: Travel Ban Needed

Monday, February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB1183: Rail Tax Hike Bill is Alive in Legislature
  2. How Ige Plans To Cut a Piddling $220 Million From His $28.5B Budget
  3. DoE fails to fix problems with its 17,000 casual employees
  4. The Impending Honolulu Rail Ridership Debacle
  5. Bill to make judges repeat confirmation is advanced
  6. Chemophobia: Legislators Advance Polystyrene Ban
  7. Politics is About Winning

Sunday, February 12, 2017
February 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Most 2016 GEMS Loans Went to One Insider
  2. UHERO Slams the Skim
  3. Skin in the Game? Mayor Harry Kim says higher taxes not an option
  4. Senator’s Wife Refuses Hush Money
  5. Ige Blames Judicial Selection Commission for Appointment of Campaign Manager
  6. Ige: Get Rid of Matayoshi so HSTA can Achieve Nirvana
  7. HGEA Strategic Incompetence Means Former state workers face long wait for payouts
  8. SB534: $70/day, Then Organize Kupuna Caregivers into Union
  9. Feds Still Grabbing for Control of Kona Water
  10. Tulsi Gabbard Syria Trip Just Like Patsy Mink Meeting with Viet Cong?
  11. Years Later—Still More Whining About Depleted Uranium

Saturday, February 11, 2017
February 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HIDOT Mileage Fee: Meet Big Brother the Taxman
  2. SB1129: Senate CPH Committee Schedules Assisted Suicide Bill
  3. Neighborhood Board Elections: 327 Candidates Register for 437 Seats With One Week to Go
  4. Demanding a Tax Hike, HSTA to Rally at Capitol
  5. Jones Act and Maritime Security Program
  6. Home Ownership: Hawaii Most ‘Equity Rich’ Properties
  7. Justice Ginsburg at UH Law School: “We have a Dysfunctional Congress”
  8. Study: 72 Convicted Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order
  9. Hawaii needs self-managed pension plan for public-worker retirees
  10. Overtime Abuse? Ige’s Been Watching it Happen for Years
  11. HB209: Progressive Democrats Demand Massive Income Tax Hike on Small Business Owners
  12. Expensive Tickets? House votes to nix one of the HIDOT Money Grab Bills
  13. TAT: Political Insiders Milk Cash Cow
  14. Energy Excelerates Flow of Tax Dollars to Crony Capitalists
  15. Ing Rent Control Bill Deferred Amidst Laughter, Ridicule
  16. Condos in Your Future: Anti-Agriculture Activists Grab for Last of HC&S Water
  17. Hilo Attempts to Free Itself from DLNR Indolence
  18. DLNR Police Harass Christmas Boat Parade Organizer
  19. U.S. Transportation department executive approved grant days before taking job with rail contractor
  20. Trump Backs Privately Funded high-speed rail projects
  21. Shipyard Freeze Gives Schatz, Hirono Chance to Pretend that They Matter 
  22. Should U.S. be preparing for a North Korean nuclear strike on the West Coast?

Friday, February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Old Guard Retakes Power: Machado Selected as Chair
  2. Crabbe Contract: Abigail Kawananakoa Sues OHA
  3. Ige Appoints Campaign Manager Circuit Court Judge
  4. HTDC Gives Away $9.8M of Your Tax Dollars to Six Tech Companies
  5. Senate Committee Turns Rail Tax Bill into Christmas Tree
  6. HIDOT Money Grab: Proposed fines for texting, speeding, seat belts, drunken driving may put motorists in poor house
  7. Star Adv: GE Tax on Internet Sales to Take Away Rare Perk
  8. $36M REIT Tax is Back (again)
  9. HSTA Announces Contract Demands
  10. Anti-Fishing Nuts Come Up with New Trick to Shut Down Fleet
  11. Maui: Homeless Flood Emergency Room
  12. Lawmakers puzzle over how to allow pot to be carried inter-island
  13. Honolulu police commissioner injured in domestic assault
  14. Hundreds of corrections officers call in sick during NFL championship game
  15. $11.5M to Make UH Education Free to Low Income Students
  16. Hawaii—Fewest Uninsured in USA
  17. Muslims Pleased by 9th Circuit Court

Thursday, February 09, 2017
February 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Audit Passes Committee Vote
  2. What is Kaniela Ing’s Hidden Agenda?
  3. 2017 Honolulu Rail: Advice to the Legislature
  4. Economy: DBEDT Drops 2017 Growth Projection to 1.8%
  5. An informed opinion on GMOs
  6. Buffer Zone Bozos Descend on Capitol (again)
  7. Assisted suicide: Hawaii bills push envelope
  8. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 8, 2017
  9. Caldwell announces more Cabinet Appointments
  10. HB1589: Pro-Hunter Bill to be Heard
  11. KIUC Board Sets Renewable Energy Goal of 70 percent by 2030
  12. Streetlights: Kauai First to Complete LED Conversion
  13. Hawaii State Ethics Commission 2016 Annual Report
  14. UH Law Review Sharing Economy Symposium
  15. Murthy: HART Looking at Alternatives to Tax Hike
  16. At-grade option offers a way out of Honolulu’s train wreck
  17. Raid Rail Funds for Fake $2B Housing Scheme?
  18. After Chief’s Lawyer Taken off Her Defense, Accused Suddenly Starts Telling Stories About Crooked Cops and Prosecutors
  19. Ige Administration Conspires with Hawaii Mosque to get More Muslims In
  20. Tough Times: DoE Gets a Measly $40M Increase This Year
  21. Senator rips tourism agency on finances—Take $6M as Vengeance
  22. If wealthy can get tax breaks, why not low-income earners?
  23. Report: Public Records Agency Slower Than Ever With Appeals
  24. Sen Keith-Agaran Grabs for Control over Judiciary
  25. Kaneshiro’s New publicly-funded secure Women’s housing complex in Makiki nearly empty
  26. Hospitals Paying $1500 per Day per Patient for Homeless Long Term Care
  27. Homeless Drug Addicts Take Over Big Island Subdivision
  28. Libraries Overrun by Homeless?  A Sales Pitch to Fund Another Vacant Position
  29. Ige Admin Debunks Homeless Tent City Nonsense
  30. Anti-Urine Bill Becomes Easy Foil for Homeless Tent City Proponents 
  31. HB1267: Failed Rent Control Proposal is Back Again
  32. Ing Pounding Nails into Agriculture’s Coffin
  33. Anti-Agriculture Activists Pave Way for Developers
  34. Small Business Leaders Debunk Anti-Styrofoam Hysteria
  35. Caldwell Leaves Kids in the Dark
  36. The Toxic Language of Hawaii’s One Party State

Wednesday, February 08, 2017
February 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. US Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
  2. White House Calls Travel Ban ‘a Lawful Exercise’ of Authority
  3. Congress Considers Bill to Break up 9th Circuit Court
  4. Shell Game: Short Form Bills on the Move
  5. Trump Confusing Both Liberals and Conservatives
  6. Cost of Living: Only Manhattan is More Expensive than Honolulu
  7. Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections 308 Candidates for 435 Seats
  8. Lawyer-Enrichment Bills on the Move—Require Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion
  9. Murthy: I Can Complete Elevated Rail Without Tax Hike
  10. Skim: Caldwell Reaches New Level of Insanity
  11. OHA, HART Auditors Didn’t Notice Embezzlement Until Company Ran Out of Cash
  12. Telescope: State files appeal over TMT sublease hearing
  13. Hawaii lawmakers mull short-term rental Taxes
  14. Terrified by Drop in Tobacco Sales, Lawmakers propose 70% tax on some e-cig products
  15. Hawaii Lawmakers May Triple Fines For Speeding, Cell-Phone Use, DUI
  16. HSTA Operative: Matayoshi Must Go Because We Think Matayoshi Must Go
  17. Charter School Commission Fighting Back Against Corruption
  18. Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared
  19. Kenoi Rush Job Adds $280K to Cost of Gym, Golf Course
  20. Legislators Try to Establish Homeless Tent Cities AGAIN
  21. Honolulu Toddler Nearly Died In An Assault But No Charges Filed
  22. State House committees pass anti-Agriculture pesticide bills
  23. Garden Isle: Gabbard Right to Urge End to Obama’s Policy of Giving Money and Arms to Al Qaeda

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
February 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. County Employees in Hawaii make double what private sector workers make
  2. Hawaii government growing faster than private sector
  3. OHA and HART Financial Advisor on Trial for Embezzlement
  4. It goes to the Top: Ige Education Policy Based on Underage Drinking and Football Recruiting Trips
  5. $500M Union Slush Fund Passes Committee Vote—HSTA Strips out Promise of ‘Quality’ Education
  6. $80M online sales tax hike
  7. Rail Tax Hike—Legislators Kill Two Bills, Vote on Third Set for Wednesday
  8. Will President Donald J Trump De-Fund California Hi Speed Rail Boondoggle?
  9. Hawaii v Trump: Trump Wins Round One
  10. Silicon Valley Billionaire: Hawaii Should want Unlimited Supply of Muslims more than it Wants Rail Funds
  11. Akana drops OHA lawsuit against CEO Crabbe
  12. Hypocrite Rep Ing Targets OHA Trustee Akina
  13. Neighborhood Board Voting to be Internet Only?
  14. Hawaii Buyout Hall of Fame
  15. Should the State Borrow $2B to Pretend to Build Housing?
  16. SB1109: Statewide Styrofoam Ban Pushed by Chemophobes, Eco-Obsessives
  17. Bats vs. Blades: A Quixotic Struggle
  18. DLNR: Sell Carbon Credits to pay for Helicopters to Kill More Sheep, Goats and Pigs
  19. Maui physician against physician-assisted suicide
  20. Sovereignty Activists Push their way into Arizona Prison
  21. Illinois Homeless Dude Allegedly Kills Wife, Buys Ticket to Hawaii


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Hawaii Legislature Obamacare Heavy
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 26, 2017

...the amount of the penalty could be as much as $695 x 2 adults plus $695 x ½ x 3 kids = $2,432.50....


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Lassner: In Spite of Trump’s Reversal, UH Remains Committed to Putting a Tranny in Every Bathroom
by News Release Sunday, February 26, 2017

With so many bathrooms -- will UH administrators be dispatched to comb the streets of Chinatown for recruits? 


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HB1297: State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Saturday, February 25, 2017

In spite of zero media attention, HB1297 drew 747 pages of opposition testimony from angry Hawaiians ....


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62% Hike in Minimum Wage Hike Will Hit Consumers, Small Business Hard
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, February 25, 2017

SB107 would raise the minimum wage 62% from $9.25 / hour ....


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It Doesn’t Always Pay to Make More
by Kelii Akina Friday, February 24, 2017

In just this legislative session, we've seen attempts to make the surcharge a permanent part of life.... We've seen proposed income tax increases. There's even an attempt to write a tax...into the state Constitution....


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Legislators Order Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion: Assisted Suicide Next
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, February 24, 2017

...Suicide Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:30 a.m....


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SB1137: Return Control of HMSA to its Members
by News Article Friday, February 24, 2017

It will be heard on Monday, February 27, at 9:30 in room 229 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health....


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Honolulu Most Unaffordable State Capital
by News Article Friday, February 24, 2017

...42 key indicators of affordability, economic strength, quality of education and health, and overall living standards....


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SB898: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Committee
by News Release Friday, February 24, 2017

During the hearing, no oral testimony was permitted; however, many provided written testimony in opposition, pointing out the many flaws and constitutional concerns....


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Final List: 532 Candidates for Honolulu Neighborhood Board
by News Release Thursday, February 23, 2017

The voting period for neighborhood board elections will begin on April 28, 2017, and end on May 19, 2017....


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HART Ridership Projections - Fantasies, Fairytales and Alternative Facts
by Video Video Thursday, February 23, 2017

...HART’s wildly inflated rail ridership projections, the surging cost of the project, and pleas from the mayor's office to obtain more tax dollars....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 23, 2017
by Congress .org Thursday, February 23, 2017

The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week....


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DLNR Introduces Birth Control for Mosquitoes
by News Release Wednesday, February 22, 2017

...method used across the U.S. mainland....


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DLNR Still Paying Rapist Cop—Claims HGEA President Had Nothing to do with Hiring
by News Release Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"...Hawaii Government Employees Association President Jackie Ferguson-Miyamoto, had nothing to do with his hiring as a Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) officer...."


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Why OHA Fears a Forensic Audit
by Video Video Wednesday, February 22, 2017
...Why Would The Trustees Vote For One & Then Take Steps To Compromise It?....
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UPDATE: OHA Insiders Plan to Neuter Audit
by News Article Wednesday, February 22, 2017

...information and developments that are about to be announced by Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado....


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Caldwell: My Latest Appointee Helped Deliver Lots of Muslims to Europe
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"...NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale...."


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Kauai Dairy Farm Withdraws Final EIS
by News Release Tuesday, February 21, 2017

... an EIS which they are not required to submit ....


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Full circle about single-payer health insurance
by Rachelle Chang  Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I never understood why there is so much support for a national, single-payer healthcare system – until I started working in a small medical office....


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Local business owners speak out about the minimum wage
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, February 21, 2017

...if the minimum wage was increased, many grocery stores today would simply replace workers with automated tablets....


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Governor Ige’s ‘cuts’ still result in big spending increases
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, February 21, 2017

...Ige announced that he would cut $220 million from his current spending plan. However, the ‘cuts’ are only reductions in proposed spending increases....


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Earn $50K? Hawaii Takes More From Your Paycheck Than Any Other State
by News Article Tuesday, February 21, 2017

...and if you earn $100K, Hawaii is 3rd-highest....


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Underreported: How Gun Silencers Became a Health Issue
by Video Video Tuesday, February 21, 2017

...why firearm suppressors are so heavily regulated....


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Forbes: Taxes Make Hawaii One of 10 Worst States for High Earners
by News Article Tuesday, February 21, 2017

...and Legislators are pushing HB209 to make those rates even higher....


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The Cost of Public Employment
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, February 19, 2017
“Plunder! How public employee unions are raiding treasuries, controlling our lives and bankrupting the nation”
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The Need for Tax Vigilance in 2017
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 19, 2017

The sheer number of bills related to tax or public finance is staggering. It's much more frenetic this year than in any other year I've been in this position....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, February 19, 2017

All legislative bills referred to more than one committee (i.e., those with multiple referrals) must have moved to their final committee in the originating chamber....


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Hawaii Military Commissaries Offer 32.6% Savings—Highest in USA
by News Release Saturday, February 18, 2017

Because the savings rate is calculated from local price comparisons, it will vary by region due to differences in the cost of living, even when commissary prices remain uniform and constant....


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SB898: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Committee Hearing Next Week
by News Release Saturday, February 18, 2017

SB 898 is a misguided gun control bill that would permanently strip an individual of their Second Amendment rights, not based on a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on a quasi-criminal proceeding....


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Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Millionaires
by News Release Saturday, February 18, 2017

7.35% of Hawaii households have $1M or more of investable assets....


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Hawaii pro-life centers fight abortion referral mandate
by News Article Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hawaii state lawmakers hope to make their state the next to force pregnancy care centers to promote abortion....


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516 Candidates Register for Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections
by News Release Friday, February 17, 2017

Candidate Registration is now closed....


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Honolulu Neighborhood Board Elections 430 Candidates Register with One Day to Go
by News Release Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 is the last day to register as a candidate for the Neighborhood Board elections....


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Hawaii Motor Vehicle Deaths Jump 27%
by News Release Friday, February 17, 2017

An NSC survey released Feb. 15 provides a glimpse at the risky things drivers are doing....


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DOH: Dairy Farm EIS Decision Coming Feb 24
by News Release Friday, February 17, 2017

The extension adds eight calendar days to the 30 calendar days allowed by statute for the approving agency to decide if the FEIS is acceptable....


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State Procurement Office Launches Investigation into OHA Professional Services Contracts
by News Article Thursday, February 16, 2017

...OHA Professional Services Contract awards for the past 36 months....


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Wind Farms Kill 5 Million Bats Per Year
by Jack Dini Thursday, February 16, 2017

...researchers have determined that an average of 15.5 bats are killed at each individual wind turbine site every year....


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HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
by Gene Ward Thursday, February 16, 2017

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."


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How They Voted: Assisted Suicide Bill Passes First Committee
by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health passed the assisted suicide (SB1129) out of committee on February 15, 2017....


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Economic Impact of Immigration by State—Hawaii 10th
by News Article Thursday, February 16, 2017

...Highest Percentage of Jobs Generated by Immigrant-Owned Businesses Rank -- 3rd....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Arguments: When Is Election Law Admin Appeal "Brought?"
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, February 15, 2017

...when it is mailed by the appellant, or when received by the Board of Registration Appeals....


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Hawaii 64 Structurally Deficient Bridges Identified
by News Release Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in "poor" or worse condition....


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OHA: The Mystery of the Disappearing Money
by Video Video Wednesday, February 15, 2017

... Auditor: OHA Fails to File Oversight Reports as it Drains Public Land Trust Fund ....


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UH Abandons Search for New Manoa Chancellor after Chosen Candidate Refuses Job
by News Release Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rather than reopen the search, University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner is recommending that he continue to serve as interim UH Mānoa chancellor for two more years....


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Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
by News Release Wednesday, February 15, 2017

...judicial nominees for three vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu) as a result of the retirement of Judges Gerald H. Kibe, David W. Lo, and Barbara P. Richardson....


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No Joke: UH Pres Lassner to assist search for DoE superintendent
by News Release Wednesday, February 15, 2017

...What color is your golden parachute?....


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How to give teachers a pay raise … without raising taxes
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 ...$9,450 a year more without spending a penny....


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Three Days Left: 371 Candidates Register for 437 Neighborhood Board Seats
by News Release Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The deadline to submit completed candidate and voter registration forms for upcoming Neighborhood Board elections is this Friday, February 17, 2017....


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Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time
by Video Video Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Maunakea Scholars is an innovative program designed to bring Hawaiʻi’s young, aspiring astronomers into the observatory community by competitively allocating observing time on Maunakea’s world-class telescopes....


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Transform the Bureaucracy and Achieve Justice for John Sosa
by News Article Tuesday, February 14, 2017

...Randall Roth comments on two stories on the DoE investigation into education reform advocate John Sosa which ran on KHON Feb 6 and Feb 7....


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HPD Acting Chief Supports Naming of Suspended Officers
by News Release Tuesday, February 14, 2017

...the department has chosen to support Senate Bill No. 424 and House Bill No. 456....


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HSTA Rallies for $500M Tax Hike on Renters—House Approves on 2nd Read
by News Release Monday, February 13, 2017

...UHERO: ‘Discriminatory’ HSTA Property Tax Plan hits Renters Hardest....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 13, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, February 13, 2017
Senate: Prohibit Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Speak on Senate Floor 
Senate: Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General
Senate: Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
House: Disapprove BLM Land Use Planning Rule
House: Disapprove State Education Accountability Rule
House: Disapprove Teacher Education Program Rule

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Anti-Fishing Lies Exposed: Attorney General Releases Point by Point Debunk of Kaniela Ing
by News Release Monday, February 13, 2017

...Must read: AG responds to 9 questions from Ing.  Short version of responses: “No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No.”....


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UHERO Slams the Skim
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 12, 2017

...the State is making a ton of money off the skim....


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Most 2016 GEMS Loans Went to One Insider
by Andrew Walden Saturday, February 11, 2017

In its 2016 Annual Report to the Legislature (pg4), HGIA explains it could write more loans if only its Board had more insiders....


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Hawaii needs self-managed pension plan for public-worker retirees
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hawaii is missing $23 billion ....


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HIDOT Mileage Fee: Meet Big Brother the Taxman
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Saturday, February 11, 2017

...the system knows the driver's exact route, his speed compliance and provides ratings for his braking and cornering performance. Too much info in the hands of the government....


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Study: 72 Convicted Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order
by News Release Saturday, February 11, 2017

...72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump's vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks....


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SB1129: Senate CPH Committee Schedules Assisted Suicide Bill
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 11, 2017

The committee on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-15-17 8:30AM in conference room 229....


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Neighborhood Board Elections: 327 Candidates Register for 437 Seats With One Week to Go
by News Release Saturday, February 11, 2017

The deadline for candidate applications is Friday, February 17, 2017....


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Justice Ginsburg at UH Law School: “We have a Dysfunctional Congress”
by Video Video Saturday, February 11, 2017

...Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her perspective on the law, the courts and congress in February at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa....


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Home Ownership: Hawaii Most ‘Equity Rich’ Properties
by News Release Friday, February 10, 2017

...equity rich — where the combined loan amount secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property’s estimated market value....


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Jones Act and Maritime Security Program
by Kelii Akina Friday, February 10, 2017

If it is possible to address the national security concerns of the Jones Act through other, more efficient and effective legislation, then we might clear the path to modernizing the Act....


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Demanding a Tax Hike, HSTA to Rally at Capitol
by News Release Friday, February 10, 2017

to lobby for a constitutional amendment that will drastically increase property taxes....


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HTDC Gives Away $9.8M of Your Tax Dollars to Six Tech Companies
by News Release Thursday, February 09, 2017

... $1.6M state tax dollars and $8.2M federal tax dollars given away, not loaned ....


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Ige Appoints Campaign Manager Circuit Court Judge
by News Release Thursday, February 09, 2017

...Keith K. Hiraoka (Former Ige Campaign Chair), Catherine H. Remigio, and Todd W. Eddins appointed to First Circuit Court (Oahu)....


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Crabbe Contract: Abigail Kawananakoa Sues OHA
by News Release Thursday, February 09, 2017

"The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, just like every governmental agency, must follow its own rules and state law."


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OHA Old Guard Retakes Power: Machado Selected as Chair
by News Release Thursday, February 09, 2017

Trustee Dan Ahuna was named board vice chair....


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Hawaii State Ethics Commission 2016 Annual Report
by News Release Thursday, February 09, 2017

...the Commission has jurisdiction over more than 50,000 state officials and employees....


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