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Sunday, April 20, 2014
April 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
  2. C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
  3. Cam Cavasso Launches Republican Campaign for US Senate
  4. Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
  5. Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs
  6. Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
  7. Shapiro: Obamacare fiasco bursting with officials' incompetence
  8. Waikiki is becoming an overpriced Beverly Hills slum of the Pacific
  9. Oshiro: OHA understood restrictions on development in Kakaako Makai
  10. Abercrombie Saves Turtle Bay Developers from Condemnation, Lets them Build Hotels, Houses
  11. North Shore land agreement not a done deal
  12. For Borreca, Helping Hanabusa Campaign Imperative
  13. Maui Co Gov't  expansion will require increased taxes
  14. Hawaii Counties Brace for Legislature's Decision on Hotel Tax Revenue
  15. Kauai Blogger Bewilders anti-GMO crowd
  16. Arrested First Degree Terroristic Threatening

Saturday, April 19, 2014
April 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
  2. Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
  3. April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  4. Gill: I only Want to Close the Democrats' Primary
  5. Blocking Ige from Democratic Convention Platform, Abercrombie Cowers Behind Carpenter
  6. UH Insiders Try to Buy Favor of Kim, Takai
  7. Star-Adv Very Excited as Obamabots Play Wordgames over Hawaii Obamacare Investigation
  8. Medicare's flaws Presage National Health Care? Run for the Hills
  9. Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point
  10. New Department Chair Promises to Politicize Fisheries Rules
  11. Senate to probe security and escapes at Hawaii State Hospital
  12. Criminal Wife Beater filed TRO Against HPD Major
  13. Soft on Crime: Just out of Prison, Three Felonies Gets Measly 10 months jail

Friday, April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
  3. Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
  4. Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
  5. VIDEO: Big Island Hippie Guru Alleged Homosexual Child Molester, Boys Supplied by DHS
  6. Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'
  7. "What Are the Races to Watch in the Upcoming Election?"
  8. City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
  9. Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
  10. Hawaii House proposes delaying minimum wage hike for small businesses
  11. Aiona Begins Fundraising
  12. Depth of Hawaii health exchange probe unclear
  13. Abercrombie talks politics, Ige talks spreadsheets
  14. House, Senate Confereees Grind Thru Hawaii Budget
  15. Tony Gill seeking to overturn Hawaii's open primary election
  16. Will the FCC Split Up Hawaii's TV News Market?
  17. UH BoR Narrows List of Presidential Candidates
  18. Tourism Industry opposes Caldwell's Latest Tax Hike Proposal
  19. Panel suggests 8% raise for city officials
  20. Turtle Bay Agreement Allows for 625 New Hotel Rooms, 100 Homes
  21. GMO and proud of it
  22. Get students to college sooner
  23. DoE Settles: Abuse of Autistic Children
  24. Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency
  25. After Fire Boat Shutdown, fire union says 'no confidence' in fire chief
  26. HPD Major Stripped of Police Powers after Daughters Boyfriend Gets TRO
  27. Queerty: 'Damning Evidence' Against Hollywood Homosexual Leader
  28. Mainland Homosexual denied bail in Dismemberment Murder Case
  29. Ex-Hilo woman gets life for killing son, 4, in Oregon
  30. Wilson sworn in as Hawaii Supreme Court associate justice
  31. 19.8% Raise Sought for Hawaii Co Mayor

Thursday, April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
  2. Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
  3. House Republican Leaders Address Budget Negotiations
  4. Hawaii basil farm ‘deplorable,’ ‘unsafe,’ judgment says
  5. Nakamoto Appointed Big Island Judge
  6. Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
  7. VIDEO: Resistance builds to OHA nation building plan
  8. Abercrombie Polling Stubbornness, Argumentativeness as Campaign Issues?
  9. Ige barred from Delivering Hawaii Democratic Convention Speech
  10. State in danger of losing $800 million in federal highway funds
  11. Riding the Arch of Hysteria: Mainland Anti-GMO Operatives Set up Honolulu Office
  12. After Miserable Failure: Obama's Cancellation of Insurance Plans to be Postponed 'til 2016?
  13. DHS,  Connector Squabble over $4.9M Owed
  14. Millions in taxpayer money requested to waste on climate study
  15. VICE News Chases Alleged Hawaii Homosexual Child Molester Thru Streets
  16. Hollywood Producer 'Big Dem Donor' Accused of Homosexual Child Molestation in Hawaii
  17. Pflueger's company pays $350,000 fine for 7 counts of manslaughter under controversial plea deal

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. July, 2013: Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
  2. Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
  3. GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
  4. Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
  5. All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
  6. Pine: Habitual Dumpers Could Go to Jail and Face $10,000 a Day Fine
  7. "Modern" Light Rail: Worth the Investment?
  8. Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
  9. Star-Adv Lies About its own poll to Avoid Acknowledging Djou is #1
  10. Campaigning for Schatz, Abercrombie: Gore Prances Around Stage before Slipping out for a Massage
  11. Schatz keeps fundraising edge on Hanabusa as Donor Support Dwindles for Both
  12. Aiona-Abercrombie-Hannemann Race Should Motivate Voter Turnout
  13. Matsuda Health Connector Expects 9,000 Enrollments
  14. HB 1700 -- Day 1
  15. Pacific Resource Partnership, Schatz, Biggest Ad Buyers
  16. Duncan, Abercrombie Tour Hawaii DoE as 'Rising Star'
  17. Fewer Hawaii workers testing positive for marijuana, amphetamine use
  18. Hilo Family Court Returned Boys to Bisexual Child Molester
  19. Where’s The ‘Community’ In HCDA?
  20. SCR38: No Student Fee Hikes
  21. Reconstructed Car Owners Wait Months for Safety Inspection
  22. Rail Buys, Wrecks Dillingham Shopping Plaza
  23. Hawaii County Council Bows to Homelessness Industry
  24. Depositions Detail Retaliation Attack Against Kauai Councilmember

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
April 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. WaPo: Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him
  2. HCDA Restructuring Among Bills Landing on Abercrombie's Desk
  3. Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
  4. Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
  5. Kiplinger: Hawaii 5th-Least Tax-Friendly State
  6. Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  7. Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
  8. Now Hiring: Honolulu City Auditor
  9. Apology? Abercrombie Blames Inouye Family for Controversy over Letter
  10. Truth of Inouye's last wish becoming campaign issue
  11. Former state Rep. Cavasso files for U.S. Senate seat
  12. Tax Freedom Day Celebrated in Hawaii
  13. Hawaii Lawmakers Use 'Transparency' to Attack Free Speech
  14. Judge Lets Mainland Groups Attack Kauai Farmers in Court
  15. Earthjustce Exploits Kauai for Fundraising, Publicity
  16. Star-Adv on Dairy farm: Time for Enviros to Walk the Walk
  17. County government should oversee land management, not DC bureaucrats
  18. Hawaii County Park Workers Skip Out Early, Rip Off Taxpayers
  19. First Wind Pushes Giant Solar Farm for Mililani
  20. Job Security: After Letting them Get Established, State to eradicate Waimanalo little fire ants
  21. How to Break the Catch and Release Cycle for Property Criminals

Monday, April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Schatz, Baker, Oakland
  2. Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
  3. Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
  4. NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2014
  6. Abercrombie on TAT: Be Careful What You Wish For 
  7. Environmental groups and tourism interests align against a cow farm
  8. Mainland Bisexual Cult Leader Moves to Hawaii, Molests Boys
  9. Maui Electric Asks for $8.9M Rate Hike Thanks to Solar
  10. Honolulu sees continued solar energy permit decline
  11. Audit: ML&P May go Bankrupt Soon
  12. Rep. Fale To Announce Bid for Sen. Hee’s Seat

Sunday, April 13, 2014
April 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
  2. Conference Committee: Let the Games Begin!
  3. What’s The Streamlined Sales Tax Project – And Should We Jump In?
  4. Attacks on BOE chairman amount to religious bigotry
  5. Kamuela:  Hawaiians Don't Trust OHA's "Nation Building"
  6. Gore Greeted by Laughter, Derision before UH Manoa Speech
  7. Star-Adv: Petty politics mustn't derail key measures
  8. State Senate leadership caught in power struggle
  9. Abercrombie Names Another Old Boy to BLNR
  10. Council signs off on $290k Bynum settlement
  11. Surfrider Self-Destruction: Anti-Dairy Farm Lies Wipe Out
  12. How Maui Wind Farms Produce CO2
  13. After Welching on Promise to Defend Anti-GMO Law, Mainland Luddites Seek Status as 'Intervenors'
  14. Progressive Activist: Low Voter Turnout?  So what?
  15. Meth Dealer Thinks He's Just Like Mandela
  16. Maui County: 4th Lowest Residential Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value

Saturday, April 12, 2014
April 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?
  2. April 11, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  3. Hawaii Independent Party Unveils Logo, Seeks Candidates
  4. Farmers' Dust Fine Violates Hawaii Right to Farm Act
  5. Abercrombie: Inouye Wanted Hanabusa but ... but ... but
  6. HB1866 shifts HCDA's power Away from Governor
  7. Experts: One-stop shopping of Mental health services could save lives
  8. Hawaii Health Connector seeks approval to outsource individual enrollment to state Department of Human Services
  9. Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Brian Schatz
  10. Murder on the Waterfront: Twenty Years HPD Coverup
  11. State Auditor applauds Public Charter School Commission
  12. Hawaii County to Enact Honolulu Sidewalk Ordinance
  13. Thanks to Effete Snobs, Molokai Farmer Fined for 'Fugitive Dust'
  14. Feds Release Draft EIS for Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  15. HECO Uses 'Consumer Advocate' to Keep Real Consumers Out
  16. Sylvia Luke's Make-Work Program for Lawyers 
  17. Star-Adv: Chang, Manahan make wrong call on TV ads
  18. Hilo community college collected $245K in fees for non-existent facilities and services, Ousts Complainers
  19. Hickam phone project called $5M waste

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor April, 2014
Letters to the Editor

Farmers' Dust Fine Violates Hawaii Right to Farm Act


Friday, April 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
  2. Caldwell Unveils Scheme to make Traffic Even Worse
  3. Pine Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegally Dumped Sludge
  4. UHERO: The Costs and Benefits of installing PV solar
  5. Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
  6. Private Schools with Public Purpose
  7. VIDEO: OHA 'Nation Building' Meets Resistance on the Ground
  8. Sen. Galuteria 'Incensed' at His Own District Over Kakaako Development Bill
  9. Voter Participation: The People Who Show up Will Rule
  10. GE Tax Revenues Drop 2.2%
  11. At Behest of Hotels, Leading Enviro-Activists Continue to Protest Against Kauai Dairy Farm
  12. HB849: Governor Emergency Powers to 'Prevent Hoarding'
  13. Ethics Complaint: Rep Luke Amends Bill to Help Fellow Ambulance Chasers
  14. Hawaii Gov Nominates Carpenters Union Rep to Land Use Commission
  15. Parker Ranch Aims to Become HELCO Alternative for 75% of W Hawaii
  16. PUC at Another Secret Mainland Conference
  17. DoE Cries over Lost Laptop Funding
  18. Group pitches tiny homes inside homes
  19. OCCC: Inmates Getting Bedbugs from Work Furlough Jobs
  20. The Path to Sainthood: Brother Joseph Dutton
  21. Complaints against Big Island dentist grows to 12

Thursday, April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Looking Back at Neil Abercrombie 'Highlights' as Governor
  2. Friends of Kewalos Rallies as OHA Development Bill Heads to Conference Committee
  3. Hawaii gets better marks for new online transparency system
  4. Auditor Updates Progress on Public Housing, Charter Schools
  5. Auditor's Annual Report
  6. Horner Accused of Christianity, but Homosexuals, Atheists Fail to Oust BoE Chair
  7. Hawaii Health Connector needs $4.7M next year
  8. Department of Human Services might handle part of Health Connector sign-up work
  9. Dems continue Closed primary fight
  10. Gut n Replace Bills Listed
  11. Acting state hospital chief lacks basic job requirements; responds to nepotism claims
  12. Secret Meeting at Devil’s Thumb to shape Hawai’i Energy Policy
  13. Hawaii in forefront of public-private education partnerships
  14. Neal Milner: Getting Better Political Coverage
  15. Star-Adv Uses Hawaii's Poor Voter Turnout to Promote Same-Day Registration Fraud
  16. Ethics Board: Council Candidate can keep job Overseeing Elections
  17. Maui PD: ‘I was a vice cop… and a meth addict’
  18. City Claims Two way protected bike lane Won't Jam up South King Street
  19. Hawaii LNG From Boron, CA
  20. Group to discuss methods of making city Age 'friendly'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
April 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. House passes over 150 measures on second crossover
  2. Why Is ObamaCare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?
  3. AG: Hawaii Will Continue to Provide COFA Benefits
  4. JSC Seeks Nominations for Two Judicial Vacancies
  5. Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?
  6. Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16
  7. Report: Hawaii Government Transparency Improves
  8. Obamacare Reimbursement Cuts Cost HHSC $4.6M
  9. House Rejects McDermott Amendment to Dump Pono Choices
  10. Star-Adv: Rail funding details needed before Massive GE Tax Hike Approved
  11. House approves OHA's high-rises
  12. 10 Gut n Replace Bills This Session
  13. Crossover: Slom Votes 'No' 33 Times out of 176
  14. Question: How Many Anti-GMO Signatures are Bogus?
  15. Candidates in Ethical Grey Area in Unite Here Local 5 Ads
  16. Hawaii Senators grill state hospital administrator
  17. State House passes minimum wage bill
  18. Cops fired in overtime abuse scandal getting jobs back
  19. Prime state ag lot sits vacant for 6 years; could be home to little fire ants
  20. Hawaii Kids Dental Health Scores Poorly
  21. Hawaii State Salaries 2013: University Spends More on Fewer Employees
  22. Water Fees to Jump?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
April 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: $100,000 in 100 Hours
  2. Djou Running and Winning in Hawaii
  3. Second Crossover: Complete List of House and Senate Bills
  4. Alliance Defending Freedom asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches
  5. Survey: 4,280 Hawaii Teachers Reveal Attitude towards Evaluation System
  6. Maui Doctors Speak up on Obamacare
  7. Honolulu 15th Most Expensive Long Term Care
  8. Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
  9. Video: Grassroot Institute Think Tank Talk
  10. PEW: Hawaii Voter Participation Drops Below 45%--Worst in USA
  11. Census: Hawaii Tax Revenue Jump 3rd Highest in Nation
  12. Obamacare Responsible for HMSA 12.8% rate hike application
  13. Don't play games with Housing First
  14. HB1866: Only Surviving HCDA Reform Bill
  15. Tax burden heavy on low income earners
  16. Counties poised for boost in hotel room tax revenue
  17. HSTA Gets Legislators to cut Teach for America Hawaii funding
  18. Gallup: 57% Trust Hawaii State Government
  19. Kim Releases Internal Poll Showing Lead
  20. New and familiar faces in mix as candidates line up for election
  21. Kauai Council Boosts Omidyar's Shoreline Development Scheme
  22. Not Certified Yet: 11,000 Signatures for Referendum to Shut Down Farms on Maui?
  23. Kauai anti-GMO Nuts Push Ballot Initiative
  24. One man inspires thousands
  25. Gay-Atheists Protest Senate Reappointment of Horner to BoE
  26. 'Actual Maggots' -- USO Members on Hunger Strike
  27. Ousted judge sits in his office during final three weeks as sub judge handles cases
  28. Local homeless programs receive $10.7M in federal funds
  29. University of Hawaii chancellor considers year-round school


Monday, April 07, 2014
April 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii to be First State to Dump Obamacare Health Exchange?
  2. HSTA Candidate Questionnaire Challenges Teacher Evaluations
  3. All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 7, 2014
  5. Teachers Paid $410 to Learn How to Make Teens Gay-Friendly
  6. WAM Committee supports measure that would up county’s TAT take
  7. HB1934: Homeless Omnibus Bill Hits Conference Tomorrow
  8. Should Hawaii Pay Turtle Bay Resort to Not Develop Some North Shore Land?
  9. AG Seeks Funding for DNA Swabbing
  10. Waipahu Business Saves 20% on Insurance
  11. Star-Adv: Put COFA Migrants on Medicaid
  12. Kauai Cross Angers Secularists, Gets Blown Up

Sunday, April 06, 2014
April 6, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
  2. Tax Return Extensions – Not an Occasion to Punt on Working the Numbers
  3. Djou's Biggest Obstacle Gone
  4. Abercrombie: "We don't break the laws, we make the laws."
  5. Commercial Solar Tax Credits Export Money to Mainland--Will Take Another $150M out of Budget
  6. Rail Finances Fuzzy, Caldwell Pushes Massive GE Tax Hike
  7. Law Student Gets Copy of Pono Choices, Disturbed by Multiple Partners
  8. Medicaid red tape crippling good health care
  9. Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky
  10. City food truck law spurs protests

Saturday, April 05, 2014
April 5, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Plaintiff Speaks out After Big Win in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
  2. April 4, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  3. Abercrombie Rants, Raves About Investigation of Hawaii Health Connector
  4. LA Times Looks at Prepaid, "A Health Care System Apart"
  5. Mainland Millionaire Behind 'Clean Elections' Calls Hawaii Legislators 'Corrupt'
  6. OHA, Legislators Join Global Cooling Believers
  7. Larry Sabato on Djou Candidacy
  8. Hawaii DHS Returned Child to Abusive Mother Before Death
  9. SB651 May Make Tobacco Smokers Homeless
  10. Caldwell Heads to DC to Discuss Rail, Homelessness
  11. Kauai councilman settles lawsuit over political retribution
  12. Maui Council: TagumaWatch Case is About Cyber Harassment
  13. Neighbors Used to Seeing Escapees All the Time
  14. Due to Homelessness, Honolulu Ambulances infested with bed bugs
  15. DLNR vs Waikiki Beachboys
  16. Obama's Weakness on Crimea Causes Japan to Doubt American Commitments
  17. Waste Oil Recycling to Close on Maui--Due to Enviro Regs

Friday, April 04, 2014
April 4, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: I’m In!
  2. Slom Slims Budget: "If we don't change our course, we are headed for fiscal disaster"
  3. ‘Diverse’ population cited as factor in Hawaii’s failing health exchange
  4. Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden Drops to 20th
  5. HGEA to Do UPW’s Job While UPW Watches
  6. This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It
  7. CB: 8 Reasons Why Djou Might Win
  8. Hanabusa: Hawaii Should Get Obamacare Exemption
  9. University Wins Funding for UHPA Contract After Settling With Mitsunaga
  10. City Council Unveils Budget Priorities, Ernie Martin Moves to Kill 'Housing First'
  11. HHSC partnership bill headed to committee
  12. Job Security: Dept of Ag Hid Fire Ants for 3 Years
  13. Romy Cachola Headed to Jail for Abuse of Council Expense Account?
  14. Kakaako Buyers are Foreign or Mainland Investors
  15. 173 Parcels: Buying the rail line is high priority for HART
  16. Big Cable Electricity Costs 50% More
  17. Hee, English Toy with Portnoy as Regent Nominations Considered
  18. Term Limits Keep Honolulu Councilmembers on the Move
  19. Star-Adv: Use ACLU Suit to Keep Religion out of Preschools
  20. Inmates' religious rights suit is valid, judge rules
  21. Life Without Limbs Founder Nick Vujicic Tells Kids to 'Stand Strong,' Find Their Purpose
  22. Kauai New Age 'Energy Healer' Convicted of Rape
  23. Juvenile Escapees Lead to Windward School Lockdowns
  24. Timeline: Deliberate Fear-Mongering Behind Kauai Anti-GMO Bill
  25. Mass Hysteria: 6 DoE Schools Evacuated This Year After 'Noxious Odors'

Thursday, April 03, 2014
April 3, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in Honolulu May 8
  2. UHERO: Why are Hawai’i’s Electricity Prices So High?
  3. Hawai’i Health Connector Signs Up Only 7,861 People in 6 Months
  4. Obama takes sides in Hawaii’s contentious Senate Democratic primary
  5. Back from Afghanistan: 100 Soldiers from 536th Support Maintenance Co
  6. Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision
  7. Rally Against OHA Kakaako Development Scheme
  8. Monsanto Employees Rally on Maui, Molokai, Deliver Report to Mayor
  9. Hawaii Firearms Permits up 20% -- Hit New Record
  10. Djou will seek Congressional seat
  11. Kakaako: Keep eye on money and politics
  12. HCDA's ties to condo developers highlighted
  13. Abercrombie: Nonprofit Health Connector 'Fundamentally Flawed',  Should Become Part of DHS Medicaid Service
  14. House Passes Minimum Wage Hike With Simplified Tip Credit
  15. Kauai Teachers stand against state evaluation system
  16. Funding early autism treatment will save money in the future, bill's advocates say
  17. REITS Evade Property, Income Taxes
  18. How Much Money Do Honolulu Agencies Really Want? Officials Won't Say
  19. Snow Job: Ansaldo Claims Belgian Rail Settlement is "Entirely Different" from Honolulu Because it Doesn't Snow Here
  20. Judge rules in favor of Thirty Meter Telescope project 
  21. Selective Audit Targets Kauai Mayor
  22. Salaries, benefits eat up county budget hike
  23. Public safety department investigates sick leave abuse
  24. Vending in Park or Religious Freedom?
  25. Guam trying to go ‘shall issue’ a month after adopting Castle Doctrine
  26. Diet Supplement Causes Nearly 100 Hepatitis Cases
  27. Hollywood Hippie in Vermont Raising Money for Air-Powered Car to be Built in Hawaii
  28. HEI Selling Caused by Inaccurate Analyst's Report

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
April 2, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. US House Examining ObamaCare’s Problem-Filled Hawaii Exchange at Hearing Thursday
  2. ACLU Sues, Claims Pre-K Program Not Secular Enough
  3. Full Text: Court Rules Hawaii not responsible for COFA Shortfalls
  4. Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
  5. UHERO Looks at Lanai, Molokai Windfarm Proposals
  6. Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing
  7. Major Tsunami not expected after Chilean Quake
  8. Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders
  9. Maui: 8500 Signatures for Ballot Initiative ordering Shut Down of Farms
  10. Grand Hyatt, Bionic Dread Team up to Protest Dairy Farm
  11. HB1675: Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Reversal of Act 167 School Hours
  12. Kauai HHSC Hospital funding runs dry
  13. Solomon Gut n Replace Geothermal Resolution Pops Up
  14. 'Life without limbs' minister enjoys a Hawaii beach vacation before the release of his inspirational book about defeating bullies
  15. Tsunami Monitoring Technology Hits the Mark in Chile
  16. Hawaii State Center for Nursing finds promising results from long-term care nursing project
  17. Kenoi aides to get More raises


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Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
by News Article Sunday, April 20, 2014
The message from the Hawaiian community was loud and clear: that no one trusts the OHA trustees and they don't want to have anything to do with their phony "Native Hawaiian governing entity.”

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Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 20, 2014

Last November, this writer filled out an incomplete application for an individual marketplace plan on the Health Connector....


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C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 20, 2014

One of the bills now making its way through the Legislature concerns the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit....


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Cam Cavasso Launches Republican Campaign for US Senate
by News Release Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cavasso is a former three term state representative, business man, farmer, and financial advisor. Cam, a veteran, served as a US Army Captain....


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Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
by News Release Sunday, April 20, 2014

...SB2633 SD1 HD1 and HB1678 HD1 SD1 attempt to amend the definition of “historic property” by exempting residential properties....


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Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs
by Robert Thomas Sunday, April 20, 2014

...several of our law firm colleagues also are active bloggers in their respective fields...


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Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
by News Article Saturday, April 19, 2014

...residents in Hawaii took a dim view of their own schools, with only 46% ranking them as excellent or good....


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Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
by Andrew Walden Saturday, April 19, 2014

To see what coverage of the delegation looks like in a newspaper which does not worship at the shrine of home-state congressional seniority, readers must turn to the Wall Street Journal....


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Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
by Kym Pine Saturday, April 19, 2014

This week the Honolulu City Council held its monthly meeting....


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April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
by Andrew Walden Friday, April 18, 2014

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 17, 2014....


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VIDEO: Big Island Hippie Guru Alleged Homosexual Child Molester, Boys Supplied by DHS
by News Release Friday, April 18, 2014

VICE News speaks with several of Ram’s victims for the first time, many of whom came forward with accounts of sexual abuse, while charities and child welfare agencies continued to place children into Ram’s care....


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Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'
by Heritage Foundation Friday, April 18, 2014

The reception afforded Gore baffled David Kreutzer, who writes about related misconceptions and myths....


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The Real Wage Gap Problem
by NCPA NCPA Friday, April 18, 2014

Since 1980, men's wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women's wages have risen by 60 percent....


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Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
by Robert Thomas Friday, April 18, 2014

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....


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From Good Friday to a Celebratory Weekend
by Heritage Foundation Friday, April 18, 2014
... President Ronald Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover, April 2, 1983 ....


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Excluded from Speaking, Ige calls for Fairness at Hawaii Democratic Convention
by News Release Friday, April 18, 2014
“A Governor should welcome the opportunity to share the podium with all major office candidates, showing the party and Democrats across the state that we welcome all voices and views.”

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Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

...Abercrombie spent $74 million of your tax dollars on building a website for his Health Connector....


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"What Are the Races to Watch in the Upcoming Election?"
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tonight on INSIGHTS, PBS Hawaii: "What are the races to watch in the upcoming election?" Daryl Huff will moderate this discussion....


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Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

Phase III is the middle portion of the property near the existing hotel where two additional hotels and amenities are planned....


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Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
by Michael Hansen Thursday, April 17, 2014

...calling on Guam’s Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU-D) to introduce federal legislation exempting the noncontiguous jurisdictions of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act....


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City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

...developing an Affordable Housing Strategy for Oahu.....


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Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

126 lane miles repaved through the first quarter of 2014....


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GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, April 17, 2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it will investigate Hawaii Health Connector’s spending of its $204 million federal grant....


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Hawaii basil farm ‘deplorable,’ ‘unsafe,’ judgment says
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, April 17, 2014

The federal government, citing “deplorable” and “unsafe” conditions, has fined Hawaii’s top exporter of basil nearly a half-million dollars....


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House Republican Leaders Address Budget Negotiations
by Video Video Thursday, April 17, 2014

Representative Aaron Ling Johanson, Minority leader and Representative Beth Fukumoto Chang, Minority Floor Leader address the House of Representatives Budget at Mid-session in 2014.


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We Give Foreigners Taxpayer Money to Import Stuff from America. What?
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, April 17, 2014
Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do?
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Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ansaldo Breda is "likely to jeopardize the future of Finmeccanica."
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Nakamoto Appointed Big Island Judge
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If confirmed by the State Senate, Nakamoto will serve in office for six years.... 


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All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
by News Article Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This was actually Plan B, after an embarrassing failed attempt to go public in 2010....


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Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Caldwell and his Cabinet will visit Mililani, Waikîkî, Waimânalo, Ewa, and Nânâkuli....


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GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
by News Article Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Having worked in mental health for several years, it is really disturbing to me to see so many Hawaii folks wrapped up on the fear brigade against biotechnology....


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Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Is ‘Henningsen’s letter’ real?  Will “Endorsement-Gate” blow up in Abercrombie’s face?

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Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The next hearing will convene on April 30th at 10 a.m., beginning with the testimony of Dr. Fridovich....


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A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“It is time to take back Boylston Street and to take back the finish line,”
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Pine: Habitual Dumpers Could Go to Jail and Face $10,000 a Day Fine
by Kym Pine Wednesday, April 16, 2014

According to Bills 35, 36, and 37, violators of the City’s grading and stockpiling ordinances, which regulate illegal dumping, will see a 500% increase in maximum civil fines....


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Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

...Negotiators this year could be asked to aim for a three-year contract that does not address health care in the hope that Congress would take action before 2018 to remove the Cadillac tax....


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Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

586 sign-ups since March 31, 2014 ....


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"Modern" Light Rail: Worth the Investment?
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The answer comes quickly in the introduction of this well-researched article in The Atlantic Cities....


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WaPo: Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him
by News Article Tuesday, April 15, 2014

...It wasn't the first time Schatz was forced to put some daylight between himself and his former boss....


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Abercrombie votes more than 100 times in favor of higher taxes
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014
As Abercrombie celebrates Tax Day, take a moment to review some research about the many ways he plotted to take more of YOUR money...
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HCDA Restructuring Among Bills Landing on Abercrombie's Desk
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor for his review....


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Kiplinger: Hawaii 5th-Least Tax-Friendly State
by News Article Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Aloha State is known for its high cost of living. High income tax rates are part of the reason....


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Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014

...the cost to receive long term care services at home in Hawaii through a home health aide increased over the past five years....


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Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It includes topics such as physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare....


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Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year's tax bill - one day later than last year....


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Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....


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Where Did Your Tax Money Go?
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Your 2013 tax dollars—which are due today—went primarily to pay for government benefits....


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Now Hiring: Honolulu City Auditor
by News Release Monday, April 14, 2014

The city auditor is seeking an auditor for the Office of the City Auditor.  Duties and qualifications are noted as follows....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2014
by Congress .org Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits Extension – Passage
  • Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture
  • House: Budget Resolution – Passage

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What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes
by Heritage Foundation Monday, April 14, 2014
“At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”?
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Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
by News Release Monday, April 14, 2014

Hawaii has much room to improve. It scores poorly on all three dimensions of freedom....


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Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
by Malia Zimmerman Monday, April 14, 2014

...the governor and the mayors of Kauai; Maui; Hawaii; and the city and county of Honolulu, encompassing Oahu, are authorized to use all services, materials and facilities owned by partnerships, corporations and small businesses, including media outlets....


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NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
by News Release Sunday, April 13, 2014

A perfect opportunity to get involved in the political process....


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Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Schatz, Baker, Oakland
by News Article Sunday, April 13, 2014
"Teeth are teeth." -- Rep Brian Schatz
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What’s The Streamlined Sales Tax Project – And Should We Jump In?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 13, 2014

This problem could be solved if Congress steps in....


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Conference Committee: Let the Games Begin!
by News Release Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bullies get pushier; dealers posture; trouble-makers know just when and where to light the match....


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Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
by Andrew Walden Saturday, April 12, 2014

"So if you hear of ‘secret’ trips or backroom dealing, rest assured that we aren’t straying from the process.  We’re doing our job to keep diplomacy alive and keeping all options open...."


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Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?
by News Article Saturday, April 12, 2014

OHA’s appraisal of the land deal, done by Medusky & Co., Inc. acknowledged that residential uses of that land are not permitted....


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April 11, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
by Andrew Walden Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 11, 2014....


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Hawaii Independent Party Unveils Logo, Seeks Candidates
by News Release Saturday, April 12, 2014

The party also announced that it is now accepting membership applications....


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Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
by News Release Friday, April 11, 2014

Environment America (who?) released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”....


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Private Schools with Public Purpose
by News Release Friday, April 11, 2014

Participation in a robust summer learning program substantially reduces the achievement gap....


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Using Property Rights in Fishery Management
by NCPA NCPA Friday, April 11, 2014

...each quota owner would have the right to a specific percentage of the total allowable catch (TAC) in the season....


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The Charts Obama Doesn't Want You to See
by Heritage Foundation Friday, April 11, 2014

Obamacare in Pictures: 15 charts that show the law’s effects on Americans....


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UHERO: The Costs and Benefits of installing PV solar
by UH ERO Friday, April 11, 2014

This calculator should help you to decide how large of a system to install and maybe help you comparison shop across solar providers....


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Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
by News Release Thursday, April 10, 2014

The two largest correctional facilities, in Honolulu and Waipahu, both hold more seriously mentally ill individuals than are held at Hawaii State Hospital....


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Caldwell Unveils Scheme to make Traffic Even Worse
by Mary Smart Thursday, April 10, 2014

...the primary vendor in several cities, Bixi, is having financial difficulties....


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Pine Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegally Dumped Sludge
by Kym Pine Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bills 35, 36, and 37 were drafted in response to the rampant and illegal stockpiling and grading occurring throughout Leeward communities....


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Getting Your Neighbor's Mortgage Off Your Lawn
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fannie and Freddie have received billions in subsidies, but the homeownership rate is only 1 percentage point higher than it was in 1968....


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Friends of Kewalos Rallies as OHA Development Bill Heads to Conference Committee
by Video Video Thursday, April 10, 2014

...the bill now moves into conference where selected Senate and House conferees will continue discussions....


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