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Monday, June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Grassroot Institute Publishes HART Check Register
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 29, 2015
  3. Patriotism: Hawaii Ranks 24th
  4. Report: Jones Act Reform Could Help Save Bankrupt Puerto Rico
  5. Hawaii State Judiciary Launches New Environmental Court
  6. Deadline Today: Will Ige Veto Rail Tax Hike?
  7. Officials may be fudging Rail Financial numbers for political purposes
  8. Ethics panel's media policy must be voided
  9. No Pule: Civil Beat Attacks Prayer at Hawaiian Charter Schools
  10. Governor must quit pandering to interests of protesters
  11. Supreme Court upholds power of independent commissions to draw districts
  12. Ige's Entry to Politics Approved by President of Hawaiian Tel
  13. Hawaii Wrestles With Vagaries of Solar Power
  14. Volunteer HPD officer pleads guilty for not reporting game room assault
  15. KPD to buy body cameras, Tasers
  16. Guam Veterans Still Unable to Use 'Choice Card'
  17. Pacific Missile Range Spends 17% of Budget on Electricity
  18. Puerto Rico’s Governor Says Island’s Debts Are ‘Not Payable’
  19. Is sugar’s dominance in peril?

Sunday, June 28, 2015
June 28, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Danner: Hawaiian Homes Commissioners "Have Rings in Their Noses"
  2. Bribed by Bumpy: Former American Samoa Government Official Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison
  3. Independence Means Freedom from Special Funds
  4. Gay Marriage Decision Requires New Policy Rationale of Legislature?
  5. You Can’t Get on a Canoe Without a Real Plan
  6. Health Dep't Taking Action to Reduce New HIV Cases in Hawaii
  7. Project Imua: Hawaii Student payload tested at NASA Flight Facility
  8. State Attorney General Asks Five Legislators to Take Lie Detector, Four Refuse
  9. Legislators Will not Overrule Ige Veto of Rail Tax Hike
  10. Rail: See no evil, hear no evil, say no evil
  11. Federal highway funding: After years of stalling projects to create demand for rail, it's Use it or lose it time
  12. Greenmail atop Mauna Kea stymies Ige administration, McCartney a Proven Loser
  13. Sharia Court of the Eco Religion Will Rule on Anything it Wants
  14. Farmers question need for eco-court
  15. Fight for gay dominance doesn't end with historic ruling
  16. Is county’s structure right?
  17. Maui police officer arrested again for public drunkenness in California

Saturday, June 27, 2015
June, 2015 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

  • Gay Marriage Decision Requires New Policy Rationale of Legislature?
  • Tortured Souls--The New Normal
  • Hilo Hospital Cuts are Bandaids

Saturday, June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaiian Homes Commission: Proposed Federal Rules Inappropriate
  2. Mauna Kea: Ige Claims he will do Whatever Necessary to Keep Road Open
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
  4. You Can Never Know What Plantation Days Meant From Google
  5. Hawaii Family Advocates Responds to Gay Marriage Ruling
  6. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage may pave way for expanded gun rights in Hawaii
  7. Hawaii 61% Against Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision
  8. Major ethics investigations underway at the city
  9. City Ethics Commission rejected staff concerns about restrictive media policy
  10. Altars to be moved out of roadway -- But only because Protesters Agree to it (And Media again barred)
  11. Equal Right to Access Mauna Kea?
  12. Environmental Court to Take Control of Hawaiian Rights, Sometimes Civil, Sometimes Criminal
  13. Monday is Deadline for Veto Announcements
  14. Hawaii businesses blocked from health care subsidies until state finalizes eligibility process
  15. Countdown to Oahu's plastic bag ban
  16. WaPo: 35% of Hawaii Roads are 'Poor'
  17. Homeless Harass Students at HCC
  18. Study: Electric Cars Worse For Environment Than Gas Powered Cars
  19. Kauai Solar Farm: Industrial Eyesore Tipping Point
  20. Democratic Party Completely Dead in Marianas Islands, Obama sends Photo of Dog
  21. Pilot program to eliminate 'invasive' fish species by electrocuting them
  22. Stop HECO Stopped: Lack of standing for group challenging state energy policy

Friday, June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui: Protesters Stop Haleakala Telescope Construction Convoy
  2. Visitor Arrivals Jump 9.3%
  3. Even Where Gay Marriage is Legal, It’s not Equal
  4. Judicial Activism From Supreme Court on Marriage
  5. Rail Fail: Caldwell Admits He Was Lying About Massive Property Tax Hike used to Justify GE Tax Extension
  6. Martin vs Caldwell: Petty Amateurs Duke it Out
  7. University: Mauna Kea Resolution in Ige's Hands
  8. Arrested protesters post bail, return to Hawaii mountain
  9. University Conspires to Keep media out as Protesters Clear Rocks
  10. Star-Adv: Clock is Ticking on Hawaii's Obamacare Waiver Application
  11. Sierra Club Attack on Agriculture Schizophrenic
  12. Hawaii Supreme Court rules against county marijuana initiative
  13. Hawaii Traffic Up 8.1%
  14. After Getting Big Fat Raise, UPW Returns EMS to 8 hr Shifts

Thursday, June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NYT: Ige’s diffidence risks making things on Mauna Kea worse
  2. Ige Fails to Clear Mauna Kea Protesters, Relies on 'Mutual Respect and Aloha'
  3. Ige 'On National Stage' Faking It -- Touts 7 solar farms blocked by HECO, PUC
  4. NYT: Obamacare Ruling May Have Just Killed State-Based Exchanges
  5. TMT crews fail to reach Mauna Kea summit Because Police not willing to clear path
  6. Protesters Jubilant, Plan to Come Back Again and Again
  7. Exposed: Attack on Ethics Director is All About Rail
  8. Let public know about misconduct by police officers
  9. Two more HPD officers charged for game room attack
  10. Demonstrators also protest against solar telescope construction atop Haleakala
  11. Peter Apo: Ticking Clock 18 Months until Federal Recognition is Dead
  12. Ige in DC touting 7 solar farms blocked by HECO, PUC
  13. Anti-GMO Activist, Luxury Realtor Plan Cane Smoke Lawsuit
  14. Bridging the Space Between Islands with a Ferry System Could Lower Costs
  15. Oahu EMS workers to change schedule again--After Getting Huge Raise
  16. Hoffmann, Ruderman consider Big Island mayor’s run

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
June 24, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Proposed Federal Rules for Hawaiian Homelands Parallel Obama Admin Rewrite of Indian Law
  2. Full Text: Court Orders Release of Kanaiolowalu Roll
  3. CNHA to Administer 'US Tribal Justice' on Mauna Kea?
  4. CNBC: Hawaii Worst State for Business
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 22, 2015
  6. Video: Adventures of a Monsanto Agronomist
  7. Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
  8. Sexual Paranoia: Why Professors Are Becoming Scared of Their Students
  9. HS Sports: Hawaii 2nd Lowest Gender Gap
  10. Kaiser: King v. Burwell will not Affect Hawaii
  11. Video: Crying Police Apologize to Telescope Protesters
  12. Protesters Occupy TMT site; "This is a Place for Religion, not Science"
  13. New rules in the works to Control public use of Mauna Kea
  14. 'Significant changes' made for Thirty Meter Telescope construction in Hawaii to resume, board member says
  15. Non-Hawaiian people of Hawaii are not 'guests'
  16. Al Hee Criminal Trial Begins
  17. What Is Really Being Sustained by 100 Percent Renewable Energy?
  18. Medicare cuts, underpayments could mean $3.3B loss for Hawaii hospitals, study shows
  19. HECO: Legislature Killed Chance to Cut Electric Rates with Bulk LNG
  20. $40K--PCard Pays for DLNR first-class travel
  21. The Public Has the Right to Know About Police Misconduct
  22. Practice or Preach: Anti-GMO Activists Begin Making Excuses
  23. Prices Going Up Due to Bag Ban
  24. Hawaii County Water Rates Going up 24%
  25. Kalihi 'Over Burdened' With Public Housing
  26. UH plans to spend extra $500,000 on athletic stipends
  27. Texas couple's plan to open North Shore business falls flat
  28. Marines looking at deploying aboard foreign ships as Jones Act Continues to Fail Military

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell refuses to sign Council Budget Bills
  2. Ige in DC to Teach Feds How to use Green Energy Hype to Jack Up Rates, Taxes
  3. Ouch! Mounting Medicare Cuts Hurt Hawaii Hospitals
  4. University of Hawaii: The empty ‘marketplace of ideas’
  5. Internal Report: Gay Human Rights Campaign a Judgmental White Men’s Club
  6. Feds Extend Hawaii NCLB Waiver
  7. Star-Adv to Police: Don't Arrest Telescope Protesters
  8. Civil Beat Witch-hunt Continues--One Very Confused White Supremacist
  9. Corrupt Charter School Could Leave Taxpayers on the Hook for Debts
  10. Caldwell vs Martin 2016?
  11. Why Do We Tax Food in Paradise?
  12. Homeless Families Have Free Housing Waiting, Not Motivated to Sign paperwork
  13. 47 Homeless Flown Back to Mainland
  14. Former PUC chair says solar industry pursing narrow self-interest in opposing NextEra buyout
  15. $90M Kahuku wind farm project on agenda for public meeting Tuesday
  16. Humpback Blowback: Over 3,000 Testify on Federal Sanctuary Expansion
  17. Kenoi Fails on Key Hilo Tourism Project
  18. HPD Officer Allegedly Caught Breaking into House
  19. Council lets Kauai police purchase 105 body cameras, Tasers
  20. Muslims Demand UH Divest from Israel
  21. Two Miles of Fencing Torn Down:  To Liberate Pigs, Goats?
  22. Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses
  23. Two Military Trannies Switch Gender, Hook Up--Get Invited to White House
  24. Lawsuit: Man Claims he Got AIDS from Honolulu Blood Transfusion

Monday, June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Contested Case or Court Case? The Hawaii Supreme Court Decides
  2. Oahu, Maui Among Metro Areas That Least Resemble U.S.
  3. Anti-Telescope Protesters Prepare for 'Showdown' Wednesday
  4. Hawaii Hospitals: $3 billion in losses due to Medicare cuts and underpayments
  5. Bag Ban to Nickel and Dime Consumers, Small Businesses
  6. Full accounting needed in delay of tax refunds
  7. Progressive Utah Shows Reactionary Hawaii Way Forward on Homelessness
  8. "Being Homeless in Hawaii Easier than Michigan"
  9. What can we do to make housing more affordable?
  10. The Death of Aaron Torres: ‘What’s the Big Secret?’
  11. Environmental Court to open next week
  12. Enviros Plan to Give Themselves More of our Tax Money 
  13. Study: Teen Marijuana Use Decreases With Legalization
  14. Usual Activists Exploit Charleston Attack to Celebrate Themselves
  15. Gay Activist Excited by BoE Sex Ed Plan
  16. U.S. developing 'Plan B' for deporting Saddam Hussein's convicted Honolulu-bound plane bomber
  17. Honolulu City declares June 21 Chinese Communist 'Confucius Institute' Day

Sunday, June 21, 2015
June 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $481M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
  2. Telescope Construction to Re-Start Wednesday
  3. Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Higher Taxes?
  4. BoE Appoints New Superintendents
  5. Fishery Management Council Questions use of Turtles to Strangle Tuna Industry
  6. Preparing for OHA Toll Booth?  Mauna Kea Traffic now being Counted
  7. Stopping TMT would be singular event that irreparably damages Hawaii's future
  8. On Cue from on High, Usual Protesters Show up for Red Hill Meeting
  9. Homeless Moving from Mainland 'Not Uncommon'
  10. PHOCUSED: Don't Build Homeless Shelter, Give us Money Instead
  11. Abstinence-based emphasis replaced with new program
  12. Star-Adv: New Sex Ed Policy risks well-being of Hawaii youth 
  13. White-Collar Make Work: Politicians perfect the art of leaving business undone
  14. Growing popularity of (tax free) e-cigarettes pushes Hawaii to raise legal smoking age to 21
  15. School Bus Fees? Hawaii Nearly Alone
  16. UH vs Arnold: 'Histrionics, Little Substance'
  17. Ticket Scalping Scandal: FBI Seizes Computers at Arizona Memorial


Saturday, June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. APHIS on Invasive Species: "The truth is we just don't care that much"
  2. Hawaii Obamacare Exchange hasn't Paid IT Vendor Since January
  3. Luxury Realtor Behind Maui Anti-GMO Initiative Shifts Attack to State's Last Cane Plantation
  4. HPD Officer Arrested Breaking into House
  5. Bill on Hawaii governor's desk could spell relief for older Oahu homes under historic review
  6. Witness: Pier situation ‘out of control’
  7. Am Samoa citizenship battle

Friday, June 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DHS: For First Time Majority of Homeless Refusing Shelter
  2. DLNR Steps in to Save Sea Cucumbers Harvested at Behest of Anti-GMO Huckster Promoting Quack Cancer Treatment
  3. Ward, McDermott Call for Souki to Drop Complaint Against Ethics Chair
  4. Government of a Few: New Data Shows Just How Broken Hawaii's Democracy Really Is
  5. European Trade Talks 'Can Open Jones Act'
  6. Rail’s Deep Black Hole
  7. The Average Honolulu Worker Needs 12.8 Years of Wages to Buy a House
  8. Endangered Bats May Stop Wind Farm Developers
  9. Marijuana to be Legal Cash Crop for Puna?
  10. Another Attack on Tourists in Hanalei?
  11. Food Justice
  12. Hawaii Kai Abuzz Over Possible New Restrictions on Maunalua Bay
  13. Governor signed off on $2M for Hawaii Health Connector 2 weeks ago
  14. Hawaii’s High Court Considers Whether Police Misconduct Should Be Public
  15. Hawaii Claims Zero Prisoners on the Lam Right Now
  16. No apparent misuse in Honolulu’s pCard spending
  17. Navy responds to hundreds at meeting over Oahu’s drinking water
  18. Pasha quietly drops Tacoma route, beefs up L.A. services
  19. Guam Second Amendment Forum Saturday
  20. Military Contractor May Lose Medical License over Homosexual Harassment of Military Personnel

Thursday, June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Lowest Median Income for Families with Father Present
  2. Sex Ed? Board of Ed Says 'Trust Us'
  3. Anti-GMO Activists Attack State’s Last Cane Plantation
  4. Secret text of Trade Agreement ‘forms a new Pacific Union’
  5. Rail Creates Only 870 Local Jobs
  6. Hawaii Government Workforce Seventh Least Productive in USA
  7. Hawaii Transportation Energy Plan--Mostly Tax Hikes
  8. Kauai Council Will Have to Cut Positions to Fund Union Contracts
  9. Ethics Complaint: Kenoi Hired Campaign Manager for $110K Job
  10. FBI Investigating Terrorist Muslims in Hawaii, other States
  11. Hawaii DoE Evades Feds by Holding Back School Suspension Data
  12. Controversy Grows Over federal takeover of Moanalua Bay
  13. Up to ten wind turbines could be added to Kahuku wind farm
  14. Co-op seeking to buy HELCO adds consultant
  15. Employers, UH System Asked to Rearrange their Schedules Because of Rail Traffic Jams
  16. Falling Rail Junk Damages 12 cars on H-1 ... So Far
  17. Videos Used to Convince People to Die, Save Insurance Company Money
  18. Maui Homeless Choose Cave over Shelter
  19. Homeless Czar Has Been in Limbo for 6 Months, But the End May Be Near
  20. State vector control unit ‘limping along’
  21. MPD: Arrests Show Integrity of Police
  22. Suspected in Murder, Assault: Homeless male receives beating in jail
  23. Hawaii—and all other states—fail to comply with international law on the use of lethal force by police

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hirono, Schatz Nominate Three for Federal Judge
  2. DUI Enforcement? Hawaii Ranks 27th
  3. Meet the Gay Activist in Charge of Federal 'Safe Schools' Policy
  4. Hawaii is home to the nation’s largest share of multiracial Americans
  5. Excuse for Tax Hike Evaporates as New bids for rail stations come in $9M below estimates
  6. Hawaii's Phony Renewable Energy Standards: How 35% Renewable = 115% Renewable
  7. The Solar farms we sabotaged would have saved $800M, but its all the PUC's Fault, HECO says
  8. Honolulu on track to end veteran homelessness by year's end
  9. Hawaii #1 in Homelessness
  10. Hawaii #1 in Welfare, So Lets Give the Homeless Even More money as a 'Solution'
  11. How Military Policies Drive Up Rents on Oahu
  12. Hawaii Public Schools Must Offer Gay Sex Education, Board Decides
  13. Case Against GMOs Evaporates in Federal Courtroom
  14. After 9 Months Serving Billy Kenoi, Social Climber Peter Boylan Returns to Oahu Tail Between legs
  15. Circus: UH, Arnold file second replies to NCAA infractions panel
  16. Souki’s reported investment in Hawaiian Electric a “mental error”
  17. Sources accuse women's prison managers of covering up guard assault
  18. After Burning Thru Trust Fund, Kahoolawe commission raises only $38,000 online
  19. Hawaii Lowest Rate of 'Self-Insurance' Plans

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sex Ed: BoE Opting In to Opt Out?
  2. Best Cities for Families? Honolulu Ranks 92nd
  3. Couch Potatoes Short in Hawaii
  4. Hawaii Food Stamp Use Drops After Waiver Allowing Able Bodied to Collect Expires
  5. Waiting for your tax refund? -- Keep Waiting
  6. Hawaii Health Connector Cuts of Multi-Million Dollar Cash flow to Profitable Nonprofits
  7. Kona Hospital Layoffs: Public-Private Partnership Needed
  8. Study Looks at Emergency Room Readmissions in Hawaii
  9. Judge Hears Arguments: Expected to Slap Down Ruling on Maui Anti-GMO Initiative Soon
  10. Will Monsanto Be Able to Reverse Effect of Anti-GMO Hysteria?
  11. Hawaii Democrats to Anti-GMO Protesters: "Just Keep at it"
  12. Greenmail: Hokulia Shakedown artists try to use Herbicide Claims for cash
  13. White-Collar Make Work: Natatorium EIS
  14. Fortune: Honolulu 10th Best City to Get a Job
  15. Homeless Advocates Admit Shelters not Filled Up, Homeless Can Quit Being Homeless Any Time They Want 
  16. Homeless Person Dies Alone in Jungle Because Activists Blocked Effort to Force Him into a Shelter
  17. Wailuku Suicide Might Be Alive Today if he had not been let out of Prison Again and Again
  18. HPD officer pleads no contest to assault charges at nightclub
  19. Hawaii’s strict gun laws are unconstitutional
  20. Even After Attempted Murder Conviction, Criminal Defense Lawyer Wins Second Chance at Mental Disturbance Defense
  21. Criminal Refuses Orders, Complains About Result
  22. Hawaii Only 3.1% of Mortgages Upside Down
  23. Kauai County Bill would require B&B owners to live in same building
  24. Falls of Clyde to receive funding from Scotland?

Monday, June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Is "Safe-Sex" Education the Reason Behind the Drop in Abortion in Hawaii?
  2. Why Johns Hopkins Quit Providing Trans-Gender Surgery
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 15, 2015
  4. Sand Island Homeless Housing Based on Eugene, Oregon Success
  5. More sit-lie bills being heard Monday
  6. PHOCUSED: Don't Build another Homeless Shelter, Instead Give the Money to Us
  7. Desperate to keep the Homeless, Homeless UH Activists Publish 'Study' Likely to be used by Lawyers 
  8. Kids in foster care benefit from being placed with ohana, and Hawaii leads nation
  9. Kakaako Developer Sells Singles for $625 psf, calls it 'Affordable'
  10. H Power Begins Burning Sewage Sludge
  11. PUC Rejects Independent Solar projects, Sets Stage for NextEra to Build its Own
  12. Did the ethics commission violate the sunshine law?
  13. Anti-GMO Hooser Arrested for Trespassing
  14. Schatz Desperately Playing Catch-up to Gabbard 

Sunday, June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Where’s the Tax Stamp on that Eggplant?
  2. June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
  3. 96.8% of Hawaii Gays stay outside 'Marriage'
  4. State Will Run Deficit For Rest of Ige Administration
  5. Hawaii Kai: Protesters Reject Federal Control of Maunalua Bay
  6. HB321: Mainland Dopers Expect to Sell Average Hawaii Family $185 Worth of Weed Annually
  7. New Arnold generation brought worse woes to UH
  8. Could an energy co-op be a viable alternative to NextEra-HEI merger?
  9. Hawaii Business Roundtable releases sales pitch for 'high tech' corporate welfare
  10. Speaker Souki stocked up on shares of Hawaiian Electric before merger announcement
  11. Man dies following police-involved shooting in Wailuku

Saturday, June 13, 2015
June 13, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hilo Hospital Cuts are Bandaids
  2. Escape Hatch in 100% Renewable Bill Signed into Law
  3. Honolulu? You Need to Be a Millionaire to Retire
  4. TMT to Boost UH Hilo Astronomy Program, add Scholarships for Hawaii Students
  5. Land Board's Roehrig Shakes Down DFS for Lucrative 'Hawaiian Sense of Place' Contract
  6. Ernie Martin Political Games Deliver Council HART Appointment to Developers' Attorney
  7. City Spends $15K/week to Provide Garbage Collection Services to Homeless Camps
  8. Homeless man Finally in Jail After allegedly Attacking 75 year old woman with baseball bat
  9. SB791: Autism Insurance Bill on Ige's Desk
  10. Ige Signs Cesspool Conversion Credit, Turtle Bay Conservation
  11. HI Tech Tax Credit Scammers Want Another Billion of Your Tax Money 
  12. Religious Freedom or a State Religion on Mauna Kea?
  13. Anti-Telescope Protesters Prevent Workers from Stopping Oil Leaks on Mountain
  14. Hawaii, Alaska need Exemption from Federal Freshwater Grab
  15. Lawsuit aims to halt seafloor mining--but only by US Companies
  16. Preparing for Next lawsuit: UH Coach Still Working Without 'Fully Executed' Contract
  17. Domestic Violence: Another 'Taskforce' another 'Strategic Plan'
  18. Profitable Nonprofit: Another Embezzler Convicted, Stole $153K from Disabled

Friday, June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kahuku Windfarm Draft EIS: 21 Years of Death for Shearwater, Nene, Hoary Bat and more
  2. Sea Level Rise? Nonsense, Oahu is Rising From the Sea for Next 1.5M Years
  3. The Carbon Tax Charade
  4. Tweet Analysis Shows Hawaii #1 in Job Satisfaction
  5. Sales Tax Collections Per Capita: Hawaii Ranks #2 in USA
  6. NextEra Behind Bogus Windfarm Tax Credit Study
  7. BWS: Leaking Red Hill Tanks Just 100' Above Key Aquifer
  8. Survey: Multiracial in America
  9. $1.6B Waikiki windmills plan means Higher Electric Rates
  10. NextEra Buying HEI Because of Renewables
  11. Hawaii’s clean-energy goal has some escape clauses
  12. HMSA rate request could lower with federal financial relief
  13. Hawaii Health Connector: Abject Failure only 8,200 Paid First Premium
  14. Arnold-UH spat is making both sides look like losers
  15. Hawaii lawmakers reject Obama on trade authority
  16. Strangled by Regulations, Sea Link Molokai Ferry proposes changes to PUC
  17. Incompetent State putting up $10M to acquire 500 acres of ag lands in Central Oahu -- Will be Fallow for Years to Come
  18. Ads Seek to Overcome Anti-GMO Ignorance
  19. Green Police Now Control a Green Court to Lord over Hawaii
  20. Why Are the Autopsy Results for Man Tasered by Honolulu Police Still a Secret?
  21. Trapped Rats: Hawaii County pCard audit may be delayed
  22. Union: Hackers Have Personnel Data on every Federal Employee
  23. Why are bail amounts so inconsistent?
  24. Homeless Dude Suspected of Murder Arrested and Released Again and Again

Thursday, June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Three Steps to Turn Hawaiian Homelands into Indian Tribe
  2. Full Text: UH files lawsuit against former men’s head basketball coach
  3. Study: Hawaii 4th Best State for Teen Drivers
  4. US House Votes to Permanently Ban Hawaii's Tax on Internet Access
  5. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  6. Rail: The Cost is the Benefit
  7. Media: Court Orders Release of Native Hawaiian Roll
  8. Rail Operating Costs Pegged at $1.7B, Tax Hikes Planned
  9. HGEA: We Will Make Privatization as Expensive as Possible
  10. Star-Adv: New HSTA Leaders Must End Their Attack on Testing
  11. Hawaii works on waiver to preserve state's Prepaid Health Care Act
  12. TMT issues trespass notices, verbally warns protesters
  13. Lindsey's Taxpayer-Funded Scheme Includes Golf Course, Cemetery on DHHL Land
  14. Maui pCard investigation results in changes, but so far no charges
  15. Ethics Director Survives Political Challenge--for now
  16. Climate Adaption Commission Claims Hawaii will Drown in Burning Sea of Acid
  17. Greenpeace Director: Anti-GMO Activism Puts Ideology Ahead of the Needs of the Poor
  18. Civil Beat: Feds Should Use the Monk Seal as an Excuse to Take over Hawaii Waters 
  19. State to conduct aerial hunting on Mauna Kea
  20. China deploys surveillance ships to Hawaii


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Hawaiian Electric Proposes Higher Solar Price Structure
by News Release Tuesday, June 30, 2015

...At the end of 2014, customers were annually shifting an estimated $53 million, an increase of $15 million over the 2013 estimated total of $38 million....


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Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Breathes A Sigh Of Relief
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, June 30, 2015

...today's 5-4 decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm'n....


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$4M Lawsuit Claims Bumpy Kanahele Defrauds Am. Samoa of Tsunami Recovery Funds
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, June 30, 2015

While Kanahele got a role playing himself in the movie 'Aloha,' his business partner in two enterprises--Quin Ngoc Rudin--is in a federal penitentiary in California....


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Ige Releases ‘Intent to Veto’ List
by News Release Monday, June 29, 2015

Ige has informed the Hawai‘i State Legislature of his intent to veto the following bills....


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Hawaii State Judiciary Launches New Environmental Court
by News Release Monday, June 29, 2015

Hawaii’s new Environmental Court will have broad jurisdiction over civil and criminal cases affecting the environment....


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Report: Jones Act Reform Could Help Save Bankrupt Puerto Rico
by Michael Hansen Monday, June 29, 2015

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the Commonwealth will not be able to pay its $72 billion outstanding debt....


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Grassroot Institute Publishes HART Check Register
by Grassroot Institute Monday, June 29, 2015

The HART check register can be viewed here ....


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Patriotism: Hawaii Ranks 24th
by News Article Monday, June 29, 2015
Hawaii Ranks 24th: 5th for ‘Military Engagement’ and 49th for ‘Civic Engagement’....
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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 29, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, June 29, 2015
Senate: Public Safety Employee Withdrawals – Trade Promotion Authority – Cloture
House: IPAB Repeal – Passage
House: EPA Carbon Emission Rules -- Passage

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Bribed by Bumpy? Former American Samoa Government Official Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison
by News Release Sunday, June 28, 2015

In February 2012, a company known as the Native Hawaiian Holding Company Inc. (owned by Bumpy Kanahele) entered into a service contract with the ASG....


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Project Imua: Hawaii Student payload tested at NASA Flight Facility
by News Article Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comprised of four UH Community College campuses, Project Imua involves a joint faculty-student enterprise for designing, fabricating and testing payloads....


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Health Dep't Taking Action to Reduce New HIV Cases in Hawaii
by News Release Sunday, June 28, 2015

Approximately 85 percent of HIV cases in Hawaii occur in men....


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You Can’t Get on a Canoe Without a Real Plan
by Joni Kamiya Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hawaii is a hot bed for anti-everything activism....


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Independence Means Freedom from Special Funds
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 28, 2015

Special funds are pots of money....


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Danner: Hawaiian Homes Commissioners "Have Rings in Their Noses"
by Andrew Walden Saturday, June 27, 2015

According to Kauhane, 104 comments have been submitted to the DoI and 76 are in opposition to the proposed rules--a nearly 3-1 margin....


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Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage may pave way for expanded gun rights in Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, June 27, 2015

"...concealed carry licenses held by more than 11 million citizens across the country should now be valid in every state without question...."


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Hawaii Family Advocates Responds to Gay Marriage Ruling
by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona Saturday, June 27, 2015
Could non-profit organizations face revocation of their tax-exempt status if they say that marriage is between one man and one woman?
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Hawaiian Homes Commission: Proposed Federal Rules Inappropriate
by News Release Saturday, June 27, 2015

...HHC passed a resolution urging the Interior Department extend its July 13, 2015, deadline for public comment....


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Mauna Kea: Ige Claims he will do Whatever Necessary to Keep Road Open
by News Release Saturday, June 27, 2015

"The roads belong to all the people of Hawai‘i and they will remain open. We will do whatever is necessary to ensure lawful access."


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AG: Two-Thirds of Hawaii Gay Marriages from Out of State
by News Release Friday, June 26, 2015

...96.8% of Hawaii Gays stay outside 'Marriage'....


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You Can Never Know What Plantation Days Meant From Google
by Joni Kamiya Friday, June 26, 2015

When you have everything you need and never really had to earn it, it’s hard to fully appreciate it....


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Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
by Robert Thomas Friday, June 26, 2015

...Hawaii Supreme Court refined the test for determining when a municipal ordinance or charter provision is preempted by state law....


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Even Where Gay Marriage is Legal, It’s not Equal
by News Article Friday, June 26, 2015

...it is instructive to note the ways in which marriage and “same-sex marriage” remain distinctly unequal in those states that already have extended recognition to same-sex couples....


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Judicial Activism From Supreme Court on Marriage
by Heritage Foundation Friday, June 26, 2015

...we must work to protect the freedom of speech, association and religion of those who continue to abide by the truth of marriage as union of man and woman....


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Visitor Arrivals Jump 9.3%
by News Release Thursday, June 25, 2015

Total Visitor Expenditures Increased 10.4 Percent to $1.2 Billion....


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Maui: Protesters Stop Haleakala Telescope Construction Convoy
by News Release Thursday, June 25, 2015

...Organizers and the Site Supervisor had a brief discussion after which time he stated the drivers were going to be  sent home and the delivery would be cancelled....


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NYT: Ige’s diffidence risks making things on Mauna Kea worse
by News Article Thursday, June 25, 2015

This is a conflict between OHA and the University of Hawaii over control of public land revenues....


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NYT: Obamacare Ruling May Have Just Killed State-Based Exchanges
by News Article Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Hawaii exchange is collapsing....


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Ige 'On National Stage' Faking It -- Touts 7 solar farms blocked by HECO, PUC
by News Release Thursday, June 25, 2015
“All [of these projects] will generate energy below what we pay to generate energy using oil,” he said.  (Except for one problem--they aren't going to be built.)
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Ige Fails to Clear Mauna Kea Protesters, Relies on 'Mutual Respect and Aloha'
by News Release Thursday, June 25, 2015

"It is our belief that there will be mutual respect and aloha on Wednesday and in the days ahead as TMT restarts construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope...."


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CNHA to Administer 'US Tribal Justice' on Mauna Kea?
by Video Video Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Who Would Be In Charge Of Laying Down The Law?

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Kaiser: King v. Burwell will not Affect Hawaii
by News Article Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling by the end of June in King v. Burwell....


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CNBC: Hawaii Worst State for Business
by News Article Wednesday, June 24, 2015

...by the numbers on just about everything else, Hawaii doesn't measure up, and not only for reasons beyond its control....


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Sexual Paranoia: Why Professors Are Becoming Scared of Their Students
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, June 24, 2015
“new codes [of sexual conduct] sweeping American campuses....”
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HS Sports: Hawaii 2nd Lowest Gender Gap
by News Release Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In Hawaii only 4.7% of high schools have a 10%+ gender equity gap in sports....


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Wine Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 12th
by News Article Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Check out today’s map below to see where your state lies on the wine tax spectrum....


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Video: Adventures of a Monsanto Agronomist
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, June 24, 2015

...Keli'i Akina speaks with Monsanto agronomist Dan Clegg about the latest....


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Proposed Federal Rules for Hawaiian Homelands Parallel Obama Admin Rewrite of Indian Law
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, June 24, 2015
"The Department will create a tribe, not recognize an historic tribe."
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Full Text: Court Orders Release of Kanaiolowalu Roll
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, June 24, 2015

...official order from the Honorable Jeannette Castagnetti ordering the NHRC to disclose the list....


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Internal Report: Gay Human Rights Campaign a Judgmental White Men’s Club
by News Article Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Staff at the Human Rights Campaign last fall described the working environment at the nation’s largest LGBT rights group as “judgmental,” “exclusionary,” “sexist,” and “homogenous” ...


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Feds Extend Hawaii NCLB Waiver
by News Release Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has aligned its reform efforts and internal systems and processes to leverage progress toward outcomes...."


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University of Hawaii: The empty ‘marketplace of ideas’
by News Article Tuesday, June 23, 2015

On college campuses fear of offending people now trumps the fear of losing free speech....


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Caldwell refuses to sign Council Budget Bills
by News Release Tuesday, June 23, 2015

...The City Council deleted funding for the Office of Strategic Development (OSD) positions needed to address homelessness and the affordable housing crisis....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 22, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, June 22, 2015
Senate: Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization - Passage
Senate: Fiscal 2016 Defense Appropriations – Cloture
House: U.S. Citizens in Iran - Passage
House: Fiscal 2016 Intelligence Authorization – Passage
House: Iraq Troop Withdraw – Passage

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Ige in DC to Teach Feds How to use Green Energy Hype to Jack Up Rates, Taxes
by News Release Monday, June 22, 2015

...Ige will join other elected officials and business leaders for the Washington Post’s “Powering Cities” forum on Tuesday, June 23...


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Ouch! Mounting Medicare Cuts Hurt Hawaii Hospitals
by News Release Monday, June 22, 2015

HHIC Insights Medicare report illustrates the impact of the numerous Medicare payment cuts to Hawaii’s hospitals and how it would be potentially exacerbated by additional cuts proposed by Congress....


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Oahu, Maui Among Metro Areas That Least Resemble U.S.
by News Article Monday, June 22, 2015

Our data set includes 23 key metrics, such as age, gender and income as well as household makeup and housing tenure....


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Contested Case or Court Case? The Hawaii Supreme Court Decides
by Robert Thomas Sunday, June 21, 2015

It's a fine balance, and until the Hawaii Supreme Court's recent decision in Kellberg v. Yuen, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals' decision in Hoku Lele, LLC v. City and County of Honolulu....


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Fishery Management Council Questions use of Turtles to Strangle Tuna Industry
by News Release Sunday, June 21, 2015

Public hearings will be held in American Samoa, CNMI and Guam on July 6, 13 and 15, respectively....


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BoE Appoints New Superintendents
by News Release Sunday, June 21, 2015

...new leaders are appointed to key state offices....


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Telescope Construction to Re-Start Wednesday
by News Release Sunday, June 21, 2015

...TMT International Observatory Board has decided to move ahead to restart the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the morning of Wednesday, June 24....


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Friends Don’t Let Friends Pay Higher Taxes?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 21, 2015

...we don’t want to inflict a disproportionate amount of pain on our friends....


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$418M 'Clean Energy' Tax Hike: Fewer flights and fewer visitors to Hawaii would be expected
by Andrew Walden Saturday, June 20, 2015

...it is OK that their plan would gut the tourism industry because it would also drive Hawaii's cost of living up to the point where residents could no longer afford to leave....


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APHIS on Invasive Species: "The truth is we just don't care that much"
by Andrew Walden Friday, June 19, 2015

... two draft replies--one labeled "the truth" and the other labeled "option 2" ....


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European Trade Talks 'Can Open Jones Act'
by Michael Hansen Friday, June 19, 2015

A prominent European politician has urged the region's shipowners to get behind important trade talks....


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Government of a Few: New Data Shows Just How Broken Hawaii's Democracy Really Is
by News Release Friday, June 19, 2015

...the median district in states like Hawaii, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming is more than 70% to 30% for the majority party....


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DHS: For First Time Majority of Homeless Refusing Shelter
by Andrew Walden Friday, June 19, 2015

...A total of 1,217 homeless refusing shelter have been added to Hawaii's homeless population in the last two years....


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DLNR Steps in to Save Sea Cucumbers Harvested at Behest of Anti-GMO Huckster Promoting Quack Cancer Treatment
by Andrew Walden Thursday, June 18, 2015
DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case points out, “Until very recently this was not an issue."
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Ward, McDermott Call for Souki to Drop Complaint Against Ethics Chair
by News Release Thursday, June 18, 2015

Recently increased enforcement by the Commission has made the ethics code come to life and reach beyond the mere platitudes it was in the past when enforcement of the code was a rare exception....


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Hawaii Government Workforce Seventh Least Productive in USA
by News Article Thursday, June 18, 2015

...Hawaii’s employees earn 9 percent more than those in the private sector—the 3rd highest wages and salaries ratio in the country....


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Rail Creates Only 870 Local Jobs
by News Release Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Remember This?  "Rail Construction Will Create about 10,000 jobs Each Year" ....


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Anti-GMO Activists Attack State’s Last Cane Plantation
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, June 17, 2015

...ugly comments happily hoping to send people who work on these farms back to where they came from....


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Secret text of Trade Agreement ‘forms a new Pacific Union’
by News Release Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This is far more than a trade agreement, but creates a self-governing and self-perpetuating Commission with extraordinary implications for American workers and American sovereignty....


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Sex Ed? Board of Ed Says 'Trust Us'
by News Article Wednesday, June 17, 2015

...the Board itself failed to properly disclose that the “opt-out” policy was once again being considered....


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Hawaii Lowest Median Income for Families with Father Present
by News Article Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The median income for families (dad present) with kids younger than 18 adjusted for cost of living is two times higher in the District of Columbia than in Hawaii....


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Hawaii is home to the nation’s largest share of multiracial Americans
by News Release Wednesday, June 17, 2015

...nearly one-in-four residents (24%) identify as multiracial....


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Meet the Gay Activist in Charge of Federal 'Safe Schools' Policy
by News Article Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)....


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Hirono, Schatz Nominate Three for Federal Judge
by News Release Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Clare Connors, David Louie, and Jill Otake....


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DUI Enforcement? Hawaii Ranks 27th
by News Article Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015’s Strictest and Most Lenient States on DUI....


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Couch Potatoes Short in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Some play video games in homes littered with pizza crusts and empty Mountain Dew cans. Others watch daytime soap operas....


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