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Monday, August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fake Indian Tribe: 9th Circuit Rules Injunction Moot After Nai Aupuni Dissolves Itself
  2. Star-Adv: Reasonable Concern About OHA Management of Papahanaumokuakea
  3. Bird Deaths and Renewable Energy Converge at IUCN World Conservation Congress
  4. Anti-GMO Hooser Circling the Drain
  5. Civil Beat: Crazy Kaaihue is Excuse to Tighten Ballot Access
  6. Civil Beat Still Trying to Make Arizona Prison Look Bad
  7. Homeless Migrate to Hawaii Kai, Set up Lounge Chairs, Begin Bum Fights

Sunday, August 28, 2016
August 28, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Slom: $1B Surplus is an Illusion
  2. Rail Ridership Wildly Over Estimated
  3. $4M for DoT to Study Ways to Raise Highway Taxes
  4. Carroll for Senate—Reform the Jones Act
  5. Why Don’t We Even Look at the Regulation?
  6. Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
  7. Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
  8. Photos: 24 Hours With Charles Djou
  9. Formby: I’m Still Trying to Figure out what a Rail Recovery Plan is—But Tax Increase is Mandatory
  10. Star-Adv: Buy Work-Rule Reform with Pay Raises
  11. Chang Knocks 10,000 Doors in Drive to Eliminate Last Surviving Republican from Senate
  12. Voter turnout still shameful with isles hitting record low
  13. Short-term rentals law may not be enforceable, officials say
  14. Caldwell’s Smart Meters Building on Dumb Failures?
  15. ‘Unbiased’ Journalism: Gabbard is Pure--Her Only Enemies are a Thief and a Clinton

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Letters to the Editor, August, 2016
Letters to the Editor
  • Rail Ridership Wildly Over Estimated
  • Two election problems that need to be fixed

Saturday, August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii The 2nd-Least Tax-Friendly State in the U.S.
  2. Judge Upholds Gorak for PUC
  3. E-W Center Names New President
  4. GOP Endorses Ostrov in CD1 Special Election
  5. List of Road and Park Closures for Waikiki Eco-Conference
  6. Formby’s First Act: Grab $50M Rail Loan from City
  7. AG subpoenas 13 in Kenoi Case; Five are granted immunity
  8. HPD Cop Saved by Raid on Massage Parlor
  9. Planned Parenthood Teams up With Hawaii Anti-GMO activists
  10. HECO Threw Solar Contract to Failing High-Tech Schemers
  11. Operator of Molokai ferry seeks to shut down service
  12. Syngenta Giving up 847 Acres on Kauai
  13. Feminists Complain Study Makes Hawaii Wymyn Look Like They’re not Victimy Enough

Friday, August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Obama to Expand Papahanaumokuakea: OHA gets Co-Trustee’s Cut of the Green
  2. SEC Orders Hawaii to Cease and Desist—State Bond Offerings ‘False and Misleading’
  3. DoI Deadline Approaching for Act 173 Amendment to Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
  4. Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
  5. Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
  6. Rail subcontractors revealed: Lots of local companies, but how much overlap?
  7. TOD: City Milks Tower Developer for Everything Except Rail
  8. Hawaii Judge Mulls Legality Of Governor’s PUC Appointment
  9. Another Democrat Openly Endorses Green Party Presidential Candidate
  10. Reforms could ease teacher shortage
  11. Hawaii Doctors may skip new CMS primary-care payment initiative
  12. 5,000 Uber Drivers on Oahu
  13. Hawaii’s Energy Future is Only a Few Rate Hikes Away
  14. Dolphin Swim Ban: How Much Irony Can Eco-Nuts Handle?
  15. Dive Tour Operators Behind Aquarium Collection Ban Now Make Excuses for Dolphin Harassment
  16. Cat Obsessives Kill Birds, Monk Seals
  17. UH Manoa Incubator of Hawaii Politics

Thursday, August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What OHA Hid from You for 40 Years
  2. VIDEO: Caldwell was Reckless, Its now a Big Mess, and its Costing You
  3. Rail Reshuffle: Mark Garrity named acting director of Department of Transportation Services
  4. Supreme Court to hear Hanalei Boatyard Case
  5. Airbnb Probably Isn’t Driving Rents Up Much, At Least Not Yet
  6. Scheme Hatched to Keep state’s $1 billion surplus from being refunded to taxpayers
  7. Just 2 Lobbyists Have Donated $650k To Hawaii Candidates In The Past 10 Years
  8. Candidate disclosures offer rare glimpse at finances
  9. Council requests temporary halt of rail property takeovers past Middle Street
  10. Call for ethics audit advances
  11. HPD officer accused of assaulting Uber driver
  12. Former DHS fraud investigator sentenced in theft case
  13. Papahanaumokuakea: Mainland Megabucks vs Local Fishermen
  14. Hawaii Progressives have some really weird priorities
  15. HPD Expects $455K in Overtime for Waikiki Eco-Confab
  16. NTSB: El Faro audio includes captain's abandon ship order

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2016 ACT Scores: 85% of Hawaii Students not College-Ready
  2. ERS Saved: Judge Grants Restraining Order Against SB2077
  3. Calling All Cronies: UH Has $50K to Give You
  4. Women’s Equality: Hawaii #1 in USA
  5. Unions Eye $1 Billion as State Ends fiscal year with record  surplus
  6. HGEA: ‘In Discussions to Facilitate Smooth Transition to Kaiser’
  7. Small Business: Caldwell Hikes Property taxes 425%
  8. Promising HPD Expose Devolves into rehash of Domestic Violence and Civil Suits
  9. HPD’s body camera program still under development
  10. Three Law firms hired for Kealoha lawsuit
  11. City considers hiring outside party to audit ethics commission
  12. Soft on Crime: Let Him Out He Does It Again
  13. Will Sanders Supporters Get Behind Closed Primary Push?
  14. Tired of transplants who try to change Hawaii
  15. Papahanaumokuakea: Expansion Will Harm Hawaii’s One Sustainable Business
  16. Green Energy: “Really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves.” 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. End Caldwell Crony Capitalism
  2. Clean Energy: HECO Breaks Ground on New Diesel Plant
  3. ESSA: DoE Sets More Public Meetings
  4. How Politician Profits from BLNR Lease Assignment
  5. State Hides Oahu Zika Cases—Risking Public to Protect Tourism?
  6. We Don’t Want to Visit Waikiki Because of Caldwell’s Homeless
  7. HPD insists it takes domestic violence seriously, but in some cases its actions say otherwise
  8. Taxpayers forced to Cough up $12M in Green for Waikiki Eco Confab
  9. Finger: Hawaii Democrats Move to Expel Leading Sanders Supporters
  10. TRO: Alika Atay Maui Council Candidate Blocking Fire Ant Eradication Due to Anti-Pesticide Fanaticism
  11. Anti-GMO: Do Five Losers Make a Movement?
  12. Buying Organic Shows You Are a Sucker for Marketing
  13. Swimming with Dolphins--NOAA Takes Aim at Eco Religion—Dive Tour Operators Expected to Freak Out
  14. Regents Give Lassner High Marks
  15. ADB report: Poverty rate high in Marshall Islands

Monday, August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Foster Grandparent Program Needs Volunteers
  2. Surprise: 20 More Marijuana Dispensary Licenses to be Awarded in October, 2017
  3. Federal Prosecution Only Way to get Rid of Bad HPD Cops
  4. HSTA Calls for Halt as DoE Awards ‘Cool Schools Contracts at Mind-Blowing $78K Per Classroom
  5. Grabauskas did not do this on his own
  6. Council Overrides Caldwell to Give Tax Break to Kakaako Small Businesses
  7. 10,665 Sign up for Section 8 Housing
  8. Can Pueo be Used to Shut Down Affordable Housing Developments in Ewa?
  9. Civil Beat Tries to Blame Longliners for Scallops from Philippines
  10. Anti-Telescope Protest Leader to be Fined $27K for Interfering with Whale Rescue?
  11. Kudos to the Ethically Challenged
  12. Civil Beat: Record Low Voter Turnout Calls for Repetition of Stale Ideas
  13. Will politics get dirty over the issue of a landfill?

Sunday, August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GEMS as a Target for Raiding?
  2. Nut vs Nut in CD2 Republican Primary -- Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces Winner
  3. Obesity? Hawaii 3rd-Slimmest State
  4. ‘All Natural Wild Harvest’ Scallops Behind Hepatitis Outbreak
  5. HPD Misconduct: 16% of Officers arrested or prosecuted -- one every 5.7 weeks
  6. Impunity Starts at the Top: Caldwell Bought and Paid for by Banksters 
  7. Grabauskas Gone: Last Chance to Save Rail
  8. GE Tax Hike Coming -- Souki to remain House speaker with Unanimous Democrat Support
  9. Homeless chief warns against bypassing rules
  10. Hawaii DoE 1,600 Teachers Short
  11. Four New Councilmembers for Hawaii County
  12. Hawi: Seven Trump Signs Stolen
  13. $4.5M in Green: Waikiki Eco Confab Subsidized by Taxpayers

Saturday, August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maili Most Stressed Place in Hawaii, Mountain View Least
  2. Honolulu adds hurdles for military families driving for Uber, Lyft
  3. Ninth Circuit Shields Hawaii Open Primaries
  4. HART: Two Down, Caldwell to Go
  5. Maui Hospital: Privatization injunction dissolved
  6. Suspended UPW Prison Guards Sue for Promotions, Lose
  7. Federal ban on Private Prisons Means Illegal Aliens Will be in Federal Penitentiary
  8. Cost of Living: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Lowest in USA
  9. ‘Green’ Energy Initiative to Justify $30B in Rate Hikes
  10. Biofooled: New Diesel Plant Will Provide Excuse for More Rate Hikes 
  11. Maui to Clear out Homeless Tent City at Kanaha Beach Park
  12. Anti-GMO Activist Blames ‘Brainwashed Filipinos, Puerto Ricans and Portuguese’
  13. Kathryn Xian Busted by Undercover Sheriffs in Lyft Sting


Friday, August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: Formby Will Further Politicize HART
  2. Regents approve Lassner as UH Manoa interim chancellor
  3. Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation (again)
  4. Homelessness Decrees: Short-Term or Shortsighted?
  5. Statehood Backed by Silent Majority of Hawaiians
  6. 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
  7. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  8. Caldwell, Formby will Beg Feds to Approve Middle Street Scheme—‘Tough Sell’
  9. Morishige: Emergency Proclamations Allow Government to Act Quickly on Homelessness 
  10. Caldwell to be Saddled with Waimanalo Ditch Just Before Election Day
  11. 1,678 Votes Will Not be Counted: Absentee Ballots Arriving Late at Election Office
  12. Hospital: Time for HGEA to settle with Ige
  13. School Reform: HSTA wants you to believe it’ll be Different This Time
  14. A Decade Later--Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Center Groundbreaking
  15. Harry Kim Job Killer?
  16. Felony? ‘Cancer free’ Kaaihue Offers to Drop out of CD2 Race in Exchange for Inducement

Thursday, August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: Dismiss the HART CEO Tomorrow; Mayor in November
  2. OHA Funds Voter Sentiment Survey to Help Incumbents
  3. OHA Incumbents: Is 20 Years too Long?
  4. CD1: National Defense PAC endorses Ostrov for Congress
  5. Full Text: 9th Circuit Court Tells DOJ to Back Off in Medical Pot States
  6. Construction 5.9% of Hawaii GDP—#2 in USA
  7. Desperate Defenestration -- to Save Caldwell, Hanabusa Sacrifices Grabauskas
  8. Hawaii State Senate News: Former Drug Dealer’s House Torched--Twice
  9. Energy ‘Green’ -- $8B in Rate Hikes Needed to Help Solar, Wind Schemers
  10. Ethics: Enviros Allowed to Bribe Legislators, Staffers with $900
  11. Papahanaumokuakea: Hawaii Punished for doing the Right Thing
  12. Telescope: What is the Cost of OHA Rent-Seeking?
  13. Hawaii Bureaucrats And The Can’t-Do Spirit
  14. DoBOR made a fool of themselves – Years of Income Lost
  15. Thanks to ACLU, Homeless Pay Cat n Mouse Game instead of Being Forced to Accept Shelter
  16. ESSA: “Administrative Empowerment” 
  17. Civil Beat reporters are too lazy to dig up news
  18. Former member of alleged Hawaii cult threatened as film featuring group debuts

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GE Tax: Audit Shows Tourists pay only 14.1% of Rail Surcharge 
  2. DBEDT Releases 2015 Hawaii Data Book Online
  3. Telescope: Educational Opportunities beat Rent Seeking
  4. Kenoi Copies Kealoha Strategy: Blame the Media for Grand Jury Indictment
  5. Did HECO-NextEra Merger Proponents have Insider Information from PUC?
  6. HD44 Dems: Who’s Trying To Sway Elections Now?
  7. Raises for DoE Execs? BoE Defers Action
  8. Board of Education considering a special performance review of the state’s charter school authorizer
  9. Ige reiterates opposition to LNG
  10. Candidates begin to file for District 1 special election
  11. Mother of Peter Boy now cooperating with investigators
  12. Maui taro farmers prevail in water dispute with state
  13. Local Enviros Aim to Score Megabucks from Waikiki Eco-Funders Conference
  14. Hawaii GOP: How many times does a party have to get skunked to wonder if there needs to be a Plan B?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Akina: Protect Hawaiian Entitlements from OHA Federal Recognition Scheme
  2. Cato: Hawaii Ranks 48th in Freedom, Near Top in Cronyism
  3. Hawaii Obamacare waiver could serve as national blueprint
  4. Closed Primary? 9th Circuit Rebuffs Hawaii Democrats (For Now)
  5. Full Text: 9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
  6. Djou vs The Machine: We Care
  7. Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
  8. With Election Over, DoT Announces New Lanes to Ease Traffic
  9. Two election problems that need to be fixed
  10. CD1: Republican Candidate Shirlene Ostrov files for special election
  11. Hanalei Boatyard: NFIB, Owners Counsel ask Hawaii Supreme Court to Intervene
  12. Hepatitis Traced to Genki Sushi, Frozen Scallops
  13. Maui hospital plan a ‘blueprint’ for Big Isle, Ige says
  14. Democrats Urged to Fight for Patronage Positions at Honolulu Hale
  15. Power Mad Democrats Aim to Grab Last Senate Seat
  16. Hawaii Democrats May Sue Because Somebody Had the Audacity to Defeat ONE of their Incumbents Saturday
  17. Chief Kealoha Conspiracy Theory may Backfire
  18. Motions to dismiss filed in Kenoi theft case
  19. Will Ethics Commission Follow its own Rules?
  20. Hawaiian Electric Wins $80M Rate Hike—Spins it as Money Saver!
  21. Rail: HECO Wants to Soak Taxpayers for ‘Double Redundant System’
  22. Slow #1 -- Government Procurement: HPD Buying Only 80 Tasers Per Year—Needs 500 More
  23. Slow #2 -- 900,000 Gallon Sewage Spill from Animal Quarantine Station--While Waiting for Government Contracting
  24. Slow #3 -- After 64 Years Maui Gets Another Hospital
  25. Slow #4 -- Health Department Hiring — Will The Mosquitoes Wait?
  26. Quick Action! ACLU Nuisance Suit Scores $2300 cash payout for All Money-Grubbing Honolulu Homeless—Millions to be Distributed
  27. Years Later, Molokai Boy raised by Potheads Recovers
  28. Anti-GMO Losers: Every Candidate Trained by Hooser Defeated
  29. Prominent Maui Anti-GMO Activist in Court on Child Molestation Charges
  30. Alleged pimp held in beating is first charged under new law

Monday, August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Runoff: Keli`i Akina Challenging 20-Year OHA Incumbent Haunani Apoliona
  2. Djou: Caldwell badly damaged and we are just getting started
  3. Judiciary Hosts Hawaii’s First Veterans Treatment Court Conference
  4. Hawaii’s ruling political party revels in its control over state
  5. Rail Scheme Exposed: Extend to UH Manoa in Exchange for Another GE Tax Hike
  6. Djou Wins in Kalihi, Waianae
  7. No Telescope Fabrication Until Site is Selected
  8. Surfrider: How Lawyers Aim to Destroy Agriculture in Hawaii
  9. Busted on Long Waits, VA now Denies Claims
  10. Neighborhood battles back against crime

Sunday, August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Primary Races: Full Statewide Results here
  2. Hawaii Budget: Taxes on the Horizon
  3. The Little Engine that Could?
  4. Thought of One Party Senate Gives Democrats Pause
  5. Democrats Lose Incumbent to ‘Candidate Who Should not have been running as Democrat’
  6. Hawaii Turnout Sets New Record Low – 34.7%
  7. Anti-GMO candidates stumble in Hawaii
  8. Massive Pay raises sought for DOE execs
  9. Crumbling Capitol building Symbolizes State of the State
  10. Ethics: Union Lawsuit May Lead to More Free Golf for Procurement Department
  11. Waikiki Eco-Conference Seen as Opportunity to take more from Fishermen, Hunters, Farmers
  12. Hawaii—2nd Highest Concentration Of EVs Per Capita
  13. Hawaii Cult Leader Sexually Abused Male Followers

Saturday, August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Primary Election Day Saturday Aug 13—Find Your Polling Place Here
  2. Full Text: State, UPW Reach Maui Hospital Agreement
  3. Papahānaumokuākea: A Model for Everything Wrong in Hawaii Politics
  4. DHS Director Rachael Wong Leaving
  5. Hawaii: How to Quit Paying Union Dues—Legally
  6. Hyatt Worker Says Hotel Ignored Sex Assault by Saudi
  7. Maui: Zika May Have Spread to Local Mosquitoes
  8. Maui Hospital: HGEA Issues Still Open
  9. Primary: Little Drama—Don’t Expect Much Turnover
  10. Many Democrats are running unopposed for Hawaii Legislature
  11. Oahu Turnout Down: 93K Absentee Votes so far
  12. TMT hearings: Two months grinding slowly through dilatory motions as clock ticks
  13. Maui Anti-GMO Activist Jailed on Child Molestation Charges
  14. Government Contracting: Waianae boaters upset as pier goes unrepaired 8 months after collapse
  15. Bill 36: Uber Drivers Must Have Hawaii Drivers Licenses
  16. With Big Eco-Conference Coming, State Finally Agrees to Let City Clear Bums off Prime Ala Moana Real Estate

Friday, August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Most Expensive in USA--$100 worth only $80
  2. India Parliament: War-Torn Kashmir is Approved as Site for Thirty Meter Telescope
  3. Two Years After Ousting Apple, Lassner forces to Appoint Himself UH Manoa Chancellor
  4. Hawaii: Fewest Malpractice Suits Per Capita
  5. ESAs: How to increase school funding without raising taxes
  6. It was 118 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
  7. Kouchi Facing Senate Revolt—Caldwell’s GE Tax Hike Hangs in Balance?
  8. Sweetheart Deal: Lawmakers Ignore Risk to ERS
  9. ‘Running on empty’ — Many bumps and stalls in hospital management transition
  10. Djou Outraises Caldwell 4-to-1
  11. It Pays To Be An Incumbent In The Hawaii Legislature
  12. Council Rides to Rescue: Kakaako Repair Shop Taxed $33K per Year by Caldwell Regime
  13. OHA: Obama Won’t Ignore our Grab for Papahanaumokuakea
  14. State Email Accounts Used by Anti-GMO Activists
  15. Homelessness: Ige Sets Precedent for Rule by Decree
  16. Shelters shift strategy to house homeless more quickly
  17. Lawsuit: Waikiki Hotel Runs After-Hours Massage Parlor for Muslim Prince, Entourage
  18. Child Molesters on Loose in Ewa
  19. Criminal Escapes Justice
  20. Hawaii debates first Time-Of-Use community solar proposal
  21. PZEV Internal Combustion Engines are 9X Cleaner than Filthy, Disgusting Electric Cars
  22. New Owner for Big Island Dairy

Thursday, August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hunting, Farming & Fishing Association backs candidates who “help feed Hawaii”
  2. Ige: Obama Administration Turning ESSA into NCLB
  3. UH community colleges most affordable in the nation
  4. Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List Opening for First Time in Decade
  5. 79,395 Absentee Votes Cast on Oahu
  6. Ige: Telescope Like a Movie I am Watching 
  7. Proof of Hawaii Brain Drain: Hanabusa ‘One of our top public thinkers’
  8. Chief asks to be represented by private attorneys in police misconduct cases
  9. Entrepreneur Flees UH After Trying to fix Bureaucratic Black Hole
  10. Tax Credit Schemers Seek $3M from Taxpayers so they can buy themselves 70 Teslas
  11. Barrel Tax Slush Fund for Green Energy Schemers
  12. The price of democracy; how much does it cost to hold an election?
  13. No Science Behind Papahanaumokuakea
  14. GMOs Lead Fight Against Zika, Ebola And Next Unknown Pandemic
  15. Anti-Solar Protests Begin on Big Island
  16. Can Civil Beat Sink Any Lower?


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Hawaii Public College Tuition Up 136% More than Average Household Income
by News Article Monday, August 29, 2016

Public colleges play a special role in making higher education affordable, but in recent years, soaring tuition is pushing that dream out of reach....


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Kolekole: Progress on Second Route out of Waianae
by News Release Monday, August 29, 2016

Town Hall Meeting -- Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 Time: 7:00-8:00pm ....


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Kaiser: Union Stalling Pushes Maui Hospital Transfer Date to July 1, 2017
by News Release Monday, August 29, 2016

With a new date of July 1, 2017, we will all avoid the perpetual raising and dashing of expectations as interim closing dates are repeatedly set and cancelled....


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2 Years Late With Recovery Plan, Caldwell to Meet With Feds
by News Release Monday, August 29, 2016

...FTA rules have required a HART Recovery Plan since late 2014....


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Molokai Ferry to Shut Down—Can’t Compete With Subsidized Airfares
by News Release Monday, August 29, 2016

SLH’s water carrier service is regulated by the PUC....


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Fake Indian Tribe: 9th Circuit Rules Injunction Moot After Nai Aupuni Dissolves Itself
by Andrew Walden Monday, August 29, 2016

Full Text 9th Circuit Court Ruling ....


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Photos: 24 Hours With Charles Djou
by News Release Sunday, August 28, 2016

Check out the last 24 hours on the campaign trail....


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Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
by News Release Sunday, August 28, 2016

...five Kauai-based conservation officers flew there in mid-August....


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Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
by News Article Sunday, August 28, 2016

Paper Scripts! Hawaii is the lowest ranked state for electronic prescription of controlled substances ....


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Why Don’t We Even Look at the Regulation?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 28, 2016
“...Hawaii Regulatory Licensing Reform Act....”
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Slom: $1B Surplus is an Illusion
by Sam Slom Saturday, August 27, 2016

Recent headlines reporting a $1 Billion surplus in the state general fund tell only part of the story....


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$4M for DoT to Study Ways to Raise Highway Taxes
by News Release Saturday, August 27, 2016

“Our goal is to design a system for highways funding"


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Carroll for Senate—Reform the Jones Act
by News Release Saturday, August 27, 2016

Change Federal law (Jones Act) to eliminate inflated shipping costs that debilitate Hawaii’s economy....


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Hawaii The 2nd-Least Tax-Friendly State in the U.S.
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our review of states’ fiscal health reveals crippling deficits and pension liabilities that could lead to future tax hikes, service cuts or both....


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List of Road and Park Closures for Waikiki Eco-Conference
by News Release Saturday, August 27, 2016

The World Conservation Congress will be held in Honolulu from September 1-10, 2016, at venues including the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center....


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GOP Endorses Ostrov in CD1 Special Election
by News Release Saturday, August 27, 2016

...the GOP is throwing all of its support behind a single candidate in the field....


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E-W Center Names New President
by News Release Saturday, August 27, 2016

The appointment of Dr. Vuylsteke concludes a year-long search involving several hundred potential candidates....


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Judge Upholds Gorak for PUC
by News Release Saturday, August 27, 2016

Judge Edwin C. Nacino ruled today that Governor Ige’s appointment of Tom Gorak to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was valid....


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Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 26, 2016

...UPDATE: Dems Will Seek Removal of Kaaihue from Ballot....


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Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
by News Article Friday, August 26, 2016

Maui State House Rep. Mark "Kaniela" Ing (D) was arraigned today ....


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Obama to Expand Papahanaumokuakea: OHA gets Co-Trustee’s Cut of the Green
by News Release Friday, August 26, 2016

...a Co-Trustee position places OHA at all levels of decision making in the governance of Papahānaumokuākea....


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DoI Deadline Approaching for Act 173 Amendment to Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
by News Release Thursday, August 25, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior is giving until Monday, August 29, 2016, to provide input regarding Act 173....


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SEC Orders Hawaii to Cease and Desist—State Bond Offerings ‘False and Misleading’
by Andrew Walden Thursday, August 25, 2016

...sold municipal bonds using offering documents that contained materially false statements....


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Airbnb Probably Isn’t Driving Rents Up Much, At Least Not Yet
by News Article Thursday, August 25, 2016

In Honolulu, Air BnB lists 295 commercial BnB units ....


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Supreme Court to hear Hanalei Boatyard Case
by Robert Thomas Thursday, August 25, 2016

...the County of Kauai is condemning several Hanalei-area parcels to expand an adjacent public beach park....


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VIDEO: Caldwell was Reckless, Its now a Big Mess, and its Costing You
by Video Video Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mayor Caldwell is responsible for this mess and his only answer is more rail GET tax extensions....


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Rail Reshuffle: Mark Garrity named acting director of Department of Transportation Services
by News Release Wednesday, August 24, 2016

...Garrity will serve as acting DTS director until the HART board names an interim or permanent executive director and CEO, thus allowing Mr. Formby to resume his normal duties....


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What OHA Hid from You for 40 Years
by Video Video Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Has Been Keeping This A Secret For The Longest Time....


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2016 ACT Scores: 85% of Hawaii Students not College-Ready
by News Release Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Just as in 2015, only 15% of the Hawaii 2016 graduating class met all four ACT College Readiness Benchmarks....


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Women’s Equality: Hawaii #1 in USA
by News Article Wednesday, August 24, 2016

...Hawaii Scores #1 in every category....


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Calling All Cronies: UH Has $50K to Give You
by News Release Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Do you have acting skills? Can you pretend to be a Tech Entrepreneur?  UH has some money to give you....


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ERS Saved: Judge Grants Restraining Order Against SB2077
by News Release Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SB2077 could result in the ERS plan being disqualified by the Internal Revenue Service....


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ESSA: DoE Sets More Public Meetings
by News Release Monday, August 22, 2016

...the public has more opportunities to provide feedback at upcoming community meetings on Oahu, Kauai and Molokai....


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Clean Energy: HECO Breaks Ground on New Diesel Plant
by News Release Monday, August 22, 2016

Diesel helps keep electricity expensive effectively subsidizing solar and wind scammers who contribute to the national Democrats....


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End Caldwell Crony Capitalism
by News Release Monday, August 22, 2016

The problem of crony capitalism in America is one of the main reasons national politics has gone haywire....


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Hawaii Foster Grandparent Program Needs Volunteers
by Hawaii Family Forum Sunday, August 21, 2016
This is a great opportunity for the faith-based community!
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GEMS as a Target for Raiding?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 21, 2016

...it is very tempting when lawmakers find a large cache of unused money....


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‘All Natural Wild Harvest’ Scallops Behind Hepatitis Outbreak
by News Release Sunday, August 21, 2016

...frozen bay scallops produced on November 23-24, 2015 in the Philippines....


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Obesity? Hawaii 3rd-Slimmest State
by News Release Sunday, August 21, 2016

Obesity among Hawaii high schoolers declines, bucking national trend....


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Nut vs Nut in CD2 Republican Primary -- Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces Winner
by Andrew Walden Sunday, August 21, 2016

... Republican congressional candidate Angela Aulani Kaaihue has issued a news release rejecting “this local dumb mentality” and offering to withdraw from her race if Gov. David Ige and “his Japanese constituents” will settle a lawsuit over land her family owns in Waimalu ....


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Hepatitis? Zika? Anti-GMO Crowd Gets Squirrely
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, August 20, 2016

So what prompted them to address the issue nearly 2 months late? ....


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Maili Most Stressed Place in Hawaii, Mountain View Least
by News Article Saturday, August 20, 2016

Percentage of population with a long commute, Hours worked, Percentage of income spent on rent....


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Honolulu adds hurdles for military families driving for Uber, Lyft
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, August 20, 2016

...in a state that is consistently ranked the worst place in America to make a living, the government decided to make getting a job even more challenging....


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Ninth Circuit Shields Hawaii Open Primaries
by News Article Saturday, August 20, 2016

...Democrats noted that their party has just 65,000 formal members but turnout for the Democratic primaries in Hawaii hit a quarter of a million people....


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Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 19, 2016

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....


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1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
by News Article Friday, August 19, 2016

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Statehood Backed by Silent Majority of Hawaiians
by Kelii Akina Friday, August 19, 2016

...I am proud that Hawaii is a state of the union....


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Homelessness Decrees: Short-Term or Shortsighted?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 19, 2016

...the Governor is opening the door to a major expansion of executive power in our state....


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Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation (again)
by News Release Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ige today signed a sixth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until Oct. 19....


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Regents approve Lassner as UH Manoa interim chancellor
by News Release Thursday, August 18, 2016

The search for the next UH Mānoa chancellor began after Lassner fired Apple to satisfy Carbone--who then quit ....


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Djou: Formby Will Further Politicize HART
by Charles Djou Thursday, August 18, 2016

"...mainland consultants who have little knowledge of local construction conditions (are) dictating the course of the project...."


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Construction 5.9% of Hawaii GDP—#2 in USA
by News Release Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hawaii’s construction industry made the second largest contribution to state GDP at 5.9 percent with an increase of 0.5 percent from 2014, the largest year-over-year improvement of any state....


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Full Text: 9th Circuit Court Tells DOJ to Back Off in Medical Pot States
by News Article Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department is barred from using federal funds to prosecute individuals in states where medical marijuana is legal and the individuals are in compliance with state law....


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CD1: National Defense PAC endorses Ostrov for Congress
by News Release Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Colonel Ostrov is exactly the kind of woman that we must elect to the U.S. Congress," retired Rear Adm. James J. Carey, NDPAC chair, said....


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OHA Funds Voter Sentiment Survey to Help Incumbents
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, August 17, 2016

No other department of the State of Hawaii engages in this type of open electioneering....


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OHA Incumbents: Is 20 Years too Long?
by Video Video Wednesday, August 17, 2016

...How You Can Help Put A Stop To This....


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DBEDT Releases 2015 Hawaii Data Book Online
by News Release Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation....


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GE Tax: Audit Shows Tourists pay only 14.1% of Rail Surcharge
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, August 16, 2016

...the math is so simple that even a Mayor could do it....


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Akina: Protect Hawaiian Entitlements from OHA Federal Recognition Scheme
by Kelii Akina Tuesday, August 16, 2016

...reform OHA so that OHA`s funds are spent on meeting the real needs of our Hawaiian people rather than being wasted on failed political agendas....


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Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
by News Release Tuesday, August 16, 2016

...not a single member of the Commission appointed by the mayor, other than Ms. Sheehan, has any legal or law enforcement background....


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Hepatitis Traced to Genki Sushi, Frozen Scallops
by News Release Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai will remain closed until the Department of Health can ensure their safe operation. All frozen scallop products from distributors Koha Oriental Foods and True World Foods are being restricted and will be destroyed....


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Hawaii Obamacare waiver could serve as national blueprint
by News Article Tuesday, August 16, 2016

...we are eliminating the Obamacare exchange; we are doing just fine with prepaid....


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Hanalei Boatyard: NFIB, Owners Counsel ask Hawaii Supreme Court to Intervene
by News Release Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The brief asks the Supreme Court to correct a critical error that could impact future eminent domain cases....


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Closed Primary? 9th Circuit Rebuffs Hawaii Democrats (For Now)
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Stay tuned folks, this one isn't likely over....
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With Election Over, DoT Announces New Lanes to Ease Traffic
by News Release Monday, August 15, 2016

By keeping traffic jammed, DOT maximizes the demand for Rail....


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Full Text: 9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
by News Release Monday, August 15, 2016

...Hawaii’s open primary system burdens the Democratic Party’s associational rights....


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Cato: Hawaii Ranks 48th in Freedom, Near Top in Cronyism
by News Article Monday, August 15, 2016

Hawaii does badly in almost every area of regulatory policy, but its two worst categories are land-use and labor-market freedom....


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CD1: Republican Candidate Shirlene Ostrov files for special election
by News Release Monday, August 15, 2016

"...Hawaii deserves an alternative to the entrenched status quo...."


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Djou vs The Machine: We Care
by News Release Monday, August 15, 2016

They don't care that many people cannot afford the high cost of living and live in their cars and on the streets.  But, we do....


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Runoff: Keli`i Akina Challenging 20-Year OHA Incumbent Haunani Apoliona
by Kelii Akina Sunday, August 14, 2016

"OHA wasted tens of millions of dollars in the failed pursuit of a federally recognized race-based nation, something the majority of Hawaiians do not want. Instead, OHA should be using its funds to meet the real needs of Hawaiians for housing, jobs, education, and health-care."


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