Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Monday, February 19, 2018
February 19, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Experts: Universities Need to be Transparent About Money Received from Confucius Institutes
  2. SB270: Chin Pushing Gay Conversion Ban
  3. Janus: Will SCOTUS Free Public Employees from Union Control?
  4. Could ConCon reform corrupt Office of Hawaiian Affairs?
  5. SB2963: Illegally let Airbnb brokers act as tax agents—and Zoning Enforcers
  6. $450K Bail for KS Teacher Charged with Child Molestation
  7. Teacher: DOE hasn't prepared schools for potential major emergencies
  8. Freddy Rice takes his last ride
  9. Henry Opukahaia celebrated in song

Sunday, February 18, 2018
February 18, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH Maui Activists Tear Down US, Hawaii Flags
  2. Trump Tax In Hawaii?
  3. HART Hosts Public-Private Partnership Conference
  4. First Lateral: 2,834 Bills Still Alive in Legislature
  5. HB1908: Trigger Modification Ban To Be Heard Wednesday
  6. Emails: How PACOM grappled with false missile alert
  7. SB2922: Billion Dollar Property Tax Slush Fund for HSTA
  8. Commission defends Hawaii Co raises, opposes more transparency
  9. Dru Kanuha: Hawaii County Needs GE Tax Hike AND Bus Fare Hike
  10. Taxpayers foot bill for paid leave
  11. HECO Will Spy on You, Turn off Appliances 
  12. Green Energy Schemers Push Bills to Take Money Out of Consumers Pockets 
  13. Homeless?  Bumpy Sees Money Making Opportunity for Himself
  14. Kamehameha Schools teacher arrested, placed on leave after sexual assault allegations
  15. Another project with problems
  16. HB1756: Pesticide ban moves ahead on wave of Chemophobia
  17. $25M Special Purpose Revenue Bonds for Rocket Launch Scheme?
  18. Oligopoly Dispensaries Demand Police Crack Down After Illegal marijuana sales at expo
  19. Tsutsui expected to join Hanabusa campaign

Saturday, February 17, 2018
February 17, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
  2. Just Be Quiet
  3. Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
  4. Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. HDoT Tech Disaster Leads to $11M Settlement
  7. Manufacturer Questions Report of Kauai Drone-Helicopter Collision
  8. Soft on Crazy: Mentally Ill Allowed to Run Rampant for Months, latest threat targets 8-week-old baby
  9. ‘Shoot up’ threat puts Kapolei Middle school on lockdown
  10. Last year, One homeless person was transported 194 times by Ambulance
  11. Lawyer: Coco Palms Grifters’ document designed to harass judge
  12. HB2570: New Way to Eradicate last affordable housing in Hawaii
  13. In-state tuition rules apply to undocumented students
  14. Tour buses must now pay monthly fee for Waimanalo Bay
  15. Former State Rep Richard Fale Trying to Buy NZ Rugby Team

Friday, February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Legislators Grasping at Straws
  2. Hawaii GE Tax hits many products multiple times
  3. UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
  4. Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?
  5. City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
  6. Trump Nominates Kenji Price US Attorney for Hawaii
  7. Kam Schools Settles: One Homosexual Child Molester Did $80M Damage 
  8. Waikiki Health Clinic Helps Victims of Child Molesters Avoid Pregnancy
  9. At OIP The Problem is Park
  10. DoTax Headed by Political Insider with no Relevant Experience
  11. SB3090: Protesters get more control of Mauna Kea – Not Enough?
  12. HB584: Hu Honua to Get Tax Credits for Chopping Down Trees
  13. $4M for Kupuna Caregivers Union Organizing Scam?
  14. Funding sought for new defensive radar for Hawaii
  15. Hawaii Island’s ‘Oasis’ Of Affordable Homes
  16. Bill 59 Removes Some Artificial Barriers to Affordable Housing
  17. Paramedics are stretched to the limit — and there's no help in sight
  18. Days numbered for Waianae Tweeker camp
  19. 1,000 Drug Addicts Pass Thru Maui Drug Court
  20. Dozens of hospital patients acquitted of violent crimes with no way to track them
  21. Soft on Crime: Try to Run Over a Cop?  Let him out so he can do it again next year 
  22. Attorney: FBI investigation into four Honolulu police officers ‘completely unfair’
  23. Kaneohe Chemophobia Campaign Draws Lawsuit
  24. Protesters seize U.S., Hawaii flags at UH–Maui College

Thursday, February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. I Shill for No One!
  2. Brian Schatz Fear of An Anglo America
  3. Honolulu Rail Creates One Tenth of Jobs Promised
  4. Matson Previews full year 2017 results
  5. Bills: Skip ICA, Direct Appeals to Supreme Court
  6. DHHL Funding: A morass in which the courts should not get entangled
  7. ​Hawaii bail system victimizes taxpayers, too
  8. Hawaii AG: Census Citizenship Question Might Depress Count of Non-Citizens Needed to Apportion Legislative Seats
  9. ERS Fires Investment Officer After Losses on VIX Puts
  10. Star-Adv: Crabbe Should Resign From OHA
  11. Senator yanks bill requiring background checks for parents who home-school their children
  12. Unaffordable: Maui’s Failed Housing Policy
  13. Tweekers go to Legislature, Demand Free Land for Tent City
  14. Will Caldwell Bumbling Destroy Oahu Surf Events?
  15. Maui mayor slapped with fine over donations to charities
  16. Hawaii Co Ethics Board to hear Eoff conflict of interest case
  17. Duterte Backing Pastor Apollo Quiboloy  detained in Honolulu after cash, military gun parts found on private plane
  18. FBI: UH Manoa Confucius Institute a Front for Chinese Communist Party

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Audit Released: "Alternate funding process directs money to individuals"
  2. Hypocrisy: Hawaii AG Demands Congress End Secret Sex Harassment Settlements--but says nothing about State Legislators
  3. Gallup: Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Well-Being
  4. $1.1B for New Airport Concourse
  5. How Ethnically Diverse are Towns in Hawaii?
  6. SB1279: Tax-Credit Scholarships for Special Needs Students
  7. Panicked HSTA Already Hunkering Down for Janus Decision
  8. Hawaii ERS Gambled on Market Calm—Then Everything Changed
  9. Hawaii County Officials Have Trouble Making Up Excuses for GE Tax Hike
  10. Star-Adv: Lets Make More Excuses for Alt-Energy Rate Hikes
  11. Rail Promised Lots Of Jobs But There’s No Sure Count Of What It’s Delivering
  12. Federal Budget Deal Does not Change Rail Funding
  13. Legislation Would Have Ordered Homeowners to Allow Strangers in Home During Missile Alert
  14. Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle
  15. HIDoT: HB2658 Would Invalidate Real ID
  16. City issues default notice to contractor of $53.6M traffic management center
  17. GE Tax Booklets: DoTax Fails Again
  18. Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria – Manufacturers Cash in on Chemophobia
  19. HB584: Biomass Tax Break Frankenbill
  20. HB2109: Solar Contractors Block Efficient, Inexpensive Tank-less Water Heaters
  21. Retaliation Victim Gets Better Treatment After Going Public

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
February 13, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB2323: Senators Caught Lying About Peter Boy Case
  2. Coco Palms: Registered Sex Offender threatens to 'arrest' Judge Soong
  3. Pacific Territories: Trump Admin Proposes Office of Insular Affairs Budget
  4. Report: Delays at OIP Are Staggering
  5. Felon Should Learn to Follow Before Trying to Lead
  6. Mandatory Funding? DHHL Statement on Supreme Court Nelson Ruling
  7. Sea Level: Land area of low-lying Tuvalu has increased
  8. Seven Republican Bills on the Move in the Legislature
  9. VIDEO: Brian Evans on why he’s running for Congress
  10. Title IX Lawsuit? DoE discriminates against female athletes
  11. Telescope Protesters: No Deal Unless We Control 10,000 Acres around Telescopes
  12. Family: 4 officers at center of FBI probe also Dunked Victim in Toilet
  13. HPD Chief: Police body cameras will start rolling out this summer
  14. Star-Adv: HPD chief shows grit in facing down old guard
  15. Bill to block ‘monster homes’ goes too far
  16. Legislators Making Housing Even More Unaffordable
  17. Danner Scheme Pushes Really Small Houses for DHHL
  18. HB2754: State to Recognize Waianae Tweekers Tent City
  19. HB2461: $1.2M to Pay for Festering Homeless Tent Cities on Big Island
  20. More Students Get Labeled in HSTA push for SPED Positions
  21. SB2910 Grid Resiliency Rebates: Another Cash Giveaway to Wealthy Green Energy Schemers
  22. HB2007: Helicopters To Be Taxed as Aircraft?
  23. EPA Settles Syngenta Pesticide Claim For Pennies On The Dollar
  24. Study: Molokai Ferry not Feasible
  25. Third Deedy trial pushed back as attorney prepares federal appeal
  26. Trump’s Wanna-be Secretary of State Tours Hawaii With top Trump-hater

Monday, February 12, 2018
Letters to the Editor February, 2018
Letters to the Editor

Felon Should Learn to Follow Before Trying to Lead


Monday, February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
  2. Former AG Mark Bennett Appointed Federal Judge
  3. TS Gita: American Samoa Emergency Declaration
  4. Honolulu 8th Healthiest City in USA
  5. Room full of Democrats Silent on Identities of Legislature’s Three Secret Sex Harassers
  6. Missile Alert False Alarm: Twelve Discrepancies in HI-EMA’s Story
  7. City Rules Encourage Developers to Cram the Little People into Little Units
  8. Social Engineering is More Important than Affordable Housing
  9. Another Delay Sought For Surprise Care Home Inspections
  10. Ing: State Should Own the Internet
  11. Why Republican Andria Tupola Wants To Be Governor

Sunday, February 11, 2018
February 11, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Former Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Running for Honolulu Council
  2. The Value of a Refundable Credit
  3. New Evidence: Rip off Dead Congressman’s Funds to help Elect Chin?
  4. ‘Rare ecosystem’ being destroyed as homeless move in
  5. SB3092 tackles lag by state open records agency
  6. Hawaii County should cut expenses not Raise taxes
  7. UH renewing pursuit of master lease for Maunakea
  8. WSJ: Can Public-Private Partnerships Solve Hawaii Cesspool Problem?
  9. Maui County mayoral candidates file campaign spending reports
  10. Lying Councilwoman Eoff Exposed as owner of vacation rental
  11. Be skeptical of those “Royal Patent” land claims
  12. Kaiser to Hire New Neurosurgeon for Maui
  13. Basic Income, HGEA Jobs for All Gain no Traction in Legislature
  14. Fred Hemmings reflects back in typical relaxed style
  15. Cyclone Gita Hits Am Samoa

Saturday, February 10, 2018
February 10, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Community Meetings Set to Discuss 12.5% Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
  2. Elections: 109 Candidates Pull Papers
  3. Oahu Study: Child Molesters Exploit Drug-Addicted Homeless Youth
  4. Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
  5. Hawaiian Electric: $36M Rate Hike
  6. Hawaiian Electric Companies Claims 27% Renewable for 2017
  7. Fast and Furious: Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  8. Hawaii: Trigger Modification Bill Scheduled for Hearing
  9. Terrified OHA Crony Flails About Wildly After Being Ordered to Cough up LLCs Check Registers
  10. Gays Question Democrat LG Candidates
  11. Lawmakers have an idea for keeping homeless in shelters: Pay them to stay
  12. Shelter-Refusers Take over Park After Just One Week
  13. Maintenance problems at H-POWER results in long lines, delays at city landfill
  14. SB3090: Protesters to be Given Control of Mauna Kea in Exchange for Telescope Approval?
  15. Hawaii Supreme Court rules for state in DHHL dispute
  16. Soft on Crime: Tweeker Already Has Long Rap Sheet at Age 19 – Lasts two Weeks on Street Before Rearrest
  17. Star-Adv Editors: Tourists Might Smoke all our Weed

Friday, February 09, 2018
February 9, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Highways Rank 47th in Cost-Effectiveness
  2. Truth in Accounting: Defense Department
  3. ‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane
  4. Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
  5. Minimum Wage: Good intentions don’t always equal good policy
  6. 2018 Employment Bills Introduced
  7. Ratepayers Soaked: $205M to Enable Green Energy Scams
  8. Republican Tax Cuts to Reduce Electric Bills by $28M This Year
  9. Measure would prevent Hawaii governor, mayors from having second jobs
  10. New OHA bill proposes head to head race
  11. Coco Palms Developer Fights Back With Its Own Native Hawaiian Research
  12. Legislature Hears Bills to Control Access to State Capitol and Mauna Kea
  13. State bill would mandate emergency shelter space
  14. Hawaii’s tourism forecast presents warning signs, economist says
  15. Bill to Save Fire Ants from Extinction
  16. UPW Members release alleged bank robber
  17. Soft on Crime Crowd Released Homeless Tweeker onto Streets  Before Police Forced him to Lick Urinal
  18. Repealing antiquated Jones Act would be a boon to all Americans
  19. Setback to Enviro Scheme to Shut Down Surf Schools

Thursday, February 08, 2018
February 8, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Trustees Confirm Order Requiring LLCs to Open Books
  2. Audit Anger at OHA
  3. Hawaii Ranks #4 for Millionaires per Capita
  4. Economist: Why economic freedom matters to Hawaii
  5. Ige Appoints Leonard Hoshijo to Head DLIR
  6. Hawaii: Firearm Surrender Bill to be Heard, Trigger Modification Bill Passes Committee
  7. Judicial Council Extends deadline for two vacancies on Hawaii State Ethics Commission
  8. 50-State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2018
  9. Hawaii Sanctuary Bill: 48-hour Catch and Release for Terrorists
  10. 491 Homeless Shipped Back to Mainland
  11. 30% of Prison Guards call in sick on Super Bowl Sunday
  12. HGEA Just Can’t Get the Job Done -- State seeks to contract inspectors for dialysis centers
  13. Was Maui Official Ousted For Skipping Mayor’s Campaign Event?
  14. Maui Council Candidates: Will Anti-GMO Hysteria Caucus Be Cleared out?
  15. Minimum Wage Bill Especially Designed to Screw Restaurants
  16. Desperate to Block Competition from Cheap, Clean Natural Gas, Green Energy Scammers Suddenly Feign Interest in CO2
  17. Hawaii County Council Again Pretends to consider measure aimed at regulating vacation rentals
  18. Hotels Cashing in on Mindless Anti-Sunscreen Histrionics
  19. Animal Liberation Nuts Push Two Bills
  20. Chaos at Kau Charter School Meeting
  21. Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Get Marijuana with Doctor’s Note
  22. 10 Dead: Legislators do nothing to Stop Lawyers from Suing Lifeguards

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
February 7, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Asks Legislators to 'Governmentize' Services
  2. Honolulu GOP Against Sanctuary State Bill
  3. 'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
  4. Guaranteeing Reelection: Ige on Same Page as HSTA
  5. SHOPO Files Complaint Over New HPD Chief
  6. Prosecutors to go After HIEMA Death Threats?
  7. Anti-Telescope Protesters panic over HB1565
  8. HB2564: Abolish Contested Case Hearings
  9. Hawaii County Politicians Bob and Weave Trying to Trick Each Other into taking responsibility for 12.5% GE Tax Hike
  10. MECO Paying a Mind-Blowing $0.17 per kwh for Solar
  11. Lawmakers propose to remove Caldwell's bicycle stations and bulbouts from Chinatown
  12. HI DOE Violates Title IX for Decades
  13. Hooser Lists Hysteria Caucus Legislative Priorities
  14. In fight to Bring More Muslims into USA, AG Chin takes a page from GOP

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
February 6, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Legislators Want CWS to Investigate All Homeschooling Families
  2. Pandering to Dem Base: Ige Signs Net Neutrality Executive Order
  3. JSC Releases Nominees for Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
  4. JSC Releases Nominees for First Circuit Court
  5. Traffic: Honolulu 19th Worst in USA
  6. Waihee: If Con-Con Convenes, OHA is Dead
  7. Auditor’s quest for secrecy is misguided
  8. Pine: Monster House Bill would outlaw 4-Bedroom Houses
  9. HCDA’s 30-Year affordable-housing restriction ignores market realities
  10. 8 HPD officers were fired in 2017 for misdeeds, says report
  11. CWS Can’t Save Abused Children so Senator Wants to Sic them on Home-Schooling Families
  12. Ige, HSTA Conspire Together
  13. Handi-Van Riders Are Fuming Over Caldwell’s Proposed Fare Doubling
  14. Gay Prison Guards call for audit of Public Safety Department
  15. Jaylin Kema to serve jail time for violating HOPE probation
  16. Failure to Imprison 18-Time Loser Left him Vulnerable to Police Abuse
  17. Caldwell Admin Bumbling Threatens Surf Contests
  18. Espero Bill Already Dead –Proposed Runners Under 18 Can't Enter Marathons
  19. FEMA to revamp training programs after Hawaii emergency alert bungle
  20. Solar Schemers: We’ll Jack up Prices and Nobody Will Care Because Electric is So High

Monday, February 05, 2018
February 5, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Winning Suit Against IRS, Maui TEA Party Dissolves
  2. Rep Ing wants HGEA and UPW government jobs for Everybody
  3. SB2988: $4M for ‘Kupuna Caregivers’ Union Organizing Scam
  4. Dumb Idea: Vending Machines with Free Food for Homeless So They Can Focus on Using Meth
  5. Legislature Keeps Written Testimony Under Wraps Til The Last Minute
  6. No HI-EMA tapes exist, state says
  7. Kealohas could lose taxpayer-funded lawyers after stopping mortgage payments
  8. New bill would require all boaters to purchase insurance for their vessels
  9. HCDA Sells Out Commitment to Affordable Housing—Rents Going up 35%
  10. Agenda: Keep Energy Expensive
  11. Kahele Unsure About Reelection Campaign

Sunday, February 04, 2018
February 4, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Elections: 64 Candidates Pull Papers
  2. 9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
  3. Ige: Hanabusa is ‘Typical Old-Boy Politician Making Secret Deals on Behalf of Special Interests’ 
  4. Dods bankrolls Hanabusa Campaign
  5. Hawaii County Council takes up proposed 12.5% GET hike Tuesday
  6. Legislators Pretend to Throw Money at HSTA—Will Union Bosses Be Fooled?
  7. Legislation Would Allow Ex-Cons to Distribute Free Weed to Addicts
  8. Suicide: Elderly and disabled will be pressured by insurance companies
  9. What Does the LG Do?
  10. When Does Hawaii’s Famous ‘Aloha Kiss’ Become Sexual Harassment?
  11. SB2343: Petty Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
  12. Another First for Hawaii: Legislators Move to Ban Drinking Straws
  13. Snorkel Rentals Kill: Another Death on Maui Brings Total to 10
  14. Enviros Gain Control of Surf Schools, Aim to Kill Business
  15. Private school enrollment shrinks in favor of public charter schools
  16. Ige’s Affordable Housing Numbers
  17. Risky revisionism of Second Amendment

Saturday, February 03, 2018
February 3, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB2126: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
  2. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Janus?
  3. Ewa Beach Skate park improved through private-public partnership
  4. Assisted Suicide to be Fast-tracked?
  5. Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee
  6. FBI investigates 4 HPD officers accused of forcing homeless man to lick urinal
  7. Union Benefits: State Hospital HGEA Members Still Allowed to Have Sex With Patients
  8. Hawaii Auditor Demands Investigation Into Leak Of OHA Audit
  9. TMT Telescope Preparing to Build at Canary Islands Site
  10. Meet the Corporate Lobbying Firm Lt Gov Quit for with 2 Days Notice
  11. Chin to Tackle Opium as Lt Governor
  12. Ing Pushing $130 per Person Carbon Tax
  13. Former death row inmate slammed with Seven Pimping Charges
  14. Plea Deal for Homeless Drug Addict who Allegedly Killed Kauai Girl?
  15. Schemers Use 14 ac Sunflower Field to Hype Biofool -- Don’t Even Burn the Oil
  16. Rents decline in Honolulu, but Zumper, Apartment List reports differ on how much

Friday, February 02, 2018
February 2, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Introduces Legislative Package
  2. TOTE pulls plug: What will Hawaii DOT, Philly Shipyard, Pasha and Matson do next?
  3. List: 66 Structurally Deficient Bridges in Hawaii
  4. Lahaina Injection Wells: 9th Circuit Rules Against Maui County
  5. American Samoa ID to be Rejected at Airports Starting Feb 5
  6. HGEA Member behind false missile alert to file lawsuit against the state
  7. The missile employee messed up because Hawaii rewards incompetence
  8. Chin to Take Lt Gov Sinecure While Running for Congress 
  9. Tsutsui Lobbying Firm ‘Not in Good Standing’
  10. Legislators Latest Plan to Screw Small Business
  11. Chain Migration -- Mazie Hirono
  12. HB2273: Mandatory Electric Cars in Rental Fleets
  13. Kauai Fuel Tax cuts stall in committee

Thursday, February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Draft Audit: Millions given to those who “know how and who to ask”
  2. Elections: Candidate Filing Begins Today
  3. Honolulu Neighborhood Boards--27 Vacant Positions
  4. Shield Internet from Jones Act
  5. Hawaii Tourism Industry Set New Record Totals in 2017
  6. Dental Health--Hawaii Ranks 15th
  7. House War: Sex Harassment Claim Deployed Against Souki as Speaker Saiki Strikes back Against Enemies
  8. Kim Leads Pack In Congressional Campaign Cash
  9. Ige raises more than $800,000 for re-election bid
  10. State misled public on HI-EMA’s failings
  11. Ex-Hawaii official now says he resigned after false alert
  12. New $30M defense missile fails in test off Kauai
  13. Howard Hughes Bought Off Oahu Burial Council Leader
  14. Con Con delegates had little to say about Hawaiian as “official language”
  15. Sheriffs will now get involved in Coco Palms occupation
  16. Anti-GMO Activists Continue to Harass Seed Industry in Court
  17. MECO Pushing 9.3% Rate Hike
  18. Measure again seeks to have Airbnb collect taxes
  19. Make Tourists Pay $75 to DLNR to go on Fishing Boat
  20. MeToo# to Become Part of DoE Sex Ed Curriculum?
  21. Senate bill to ban plastic straws in Hawaii passes committee
  22. Council Votes to Squelch ‘Monster’ Affordable Housing
  23. Areas Around Schools And Libraries May Be Next For Sit-Lie Ban
  24. Kawananakoa Case to be Heard
  25. Soft on Crime: Lunatic Gets out Again and Again
  26. After 20 Years, Kihei HS Site gets a Sign
  27. DLNR to help get gun ranges on Big Island
  28. Lowe’s to hand out bonuses, sweeten benefits Thanks to Republican tax cuts


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NATO Loophole: Attack On Hawaii Not Covered By Treaty
by News Article Tuesday, February 20, 2018

...Hawaii is in the North Pacific, not the North Atlantic....


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City Reports multiple sewer spills in Windward
by News Release Monday, February 19, 2018

...Crews will place warning signs beginning Monday morning....


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SB270: Chin Pushing Gay Conversion Ban
by News Release Monday, February 19, 2018

...once a child molester turns your son gay, it will be illegal to obtain counseling which might lead to the molester/s being identified....


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Experts: Universities Need to be Transparent About Money Received from Confucius Institutes
by News Article Monday, February 19, 2018

...Mounting concerns Confucius Institutes limit discussion on issues sensitive to Chinese government....


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Emails: How PACOM grappled with false missile alert
by News Article Sunday, February 18, 2018

...The emails were sent in succession after thousands of people received a text-message warning Jan. 13 that prompted hysteria in parts of Hawaii....


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HB1908: Trigger Modification Ban To Be Heard Wednesday
by News Release Sunday, February 18, 2018

...The broad language of this bill could encompass many common modifications done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.... 


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First Lateral: 2,834 Bills Still Alive in Legislature
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 18, 2018

...complete list of bills remaining alive after First Lateral deadline....


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HART Hosts Public-Private Partnership Conference
by News Release Sunday, February 18, 2018

...Andrew Robbins has been a staunch advocate of using P-3 partnerships - the joining of forces from the public and private sectors - to mitigate costs and risk and to expedite construction timelines....


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Trump Tax In Hawaii?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 18, 2018

...how to adapt the new federal tax law changes to Hawaii....


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UH Maui Activists Tear Down US, Hawaii Flags
by News Article Sunday, February 18, 2018

“...Our identity has been erased, beaten, battered and thrown to the side....”


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Hawaii: Highest Electric Rates, Lowest Consumption
by News Release Saturday, February 17, 2018

...Electricity prices are highest in Hawaii but due to low consumption, expenditures are 'only' 4th highest in the USA....


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Manufacturer Questions Report of Kauai Drone-Helicopter Collision
by News Release Saturday, February 17, 2018

...In other cases, incidents first reported as drone collisions turned out to involve a bat, an internal malfunction and a plastic bag....


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Philly Shipyard: Will major U.S. commercial shipbuilding survive?
by Michael Hansen Saturday, February 17, 2018

...PSI is one of seven active major U.S. shipbuilding yards constructing large self-propelled seagoing ships....


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Elections: 122 Candidates Pull Papers
by News Release Saturday, February 17, 2018

...Candidate filing for the 2018 Elections runs from February 1, 2018 through June 5, 2018. ...


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HDoT Tech Disaster Leads to $11M Settlement
by News Release Saturday, February 17, 2018

...The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Office of the Attorney General are pleased....


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Homosexual Child Molestation: KSBE Outlines Terms of $80M Settlement
by News Release Saturday, February 17, 2018

...A tentative settlement between Kamehameha Schools and the survivors of Dr. Browne’s abuse has been reached....


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Just Be Quiet
by Joni Kamiya Saturday, February 17, 2018

...When the anti-GMO activists started up on the social media back in 2013, something in me drove me into action....


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Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
by Kelii Akina Saturday, February 17, 2018

...why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?....


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Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Friday, February 16, 2018

...Marijuana Edibles Passes First Committee in the Senate....


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Trump Nominates Kenji Price US Attorney for Hawaii
by News Release Friday, February 16, 2018

...Mr. Price is currently the interim U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaiʻi....


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UH Prof: Sustainability Means Cutting off Mortgage Credit so the Little People Can't Buy Homes
by News Release Friday, February 16, 2018

“...By signaling the importance of financial flows we have highlighted a potential leverage point for implementing sustainable policies….”


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City Agrees to Stop Illegally Towing Cars Belonging to Deployed Military Personnel
by News Release Friday, February 16, 2018

...The Department’s investigation revealed that between 2011 and 2016, Honolulu auctioned 1,440 cars registered to individuals who had identified themselves as servicemembers on City forms during the motor vehicle registration process.....


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Will Caldwell Bumbling Wipe out North Shore Surf Contests?
by News Release Friday, February 16, 2018

...the Mayor acknowledged the need to overhaul the permit rules, to support competitive opportunities....


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Hawaii GE Tax hits many products multiple times
by Tax Foundation Thursday, February 15, 2018

...and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 105.08 percent of the state’s personal income....


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Hawaii Legislators Grasping at Straws
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, February 15, 2018

...A bill proposed in the Hawaii Legislature would ban the use of plastic straws. But the problem runs much deeper than the straw bill....


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ERS Fires Investment Officer After Losses on VIX Puts
by News Article Thursday, February 15, 2018

...Chattergy told WSJ Hawaii will continue to sell these put contracts, convinced the income will offset market turbulence....


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Brian Schatz Fear of An Anglo America
by News Article Thursday, February 15, 2018

...“Do you know anyone who says ‘Anglo-American heritage’ in a sentence?” asked Democratic Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz. “What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other?"....


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Hawaii AG: Census Citizenship Question Might Depress Count of Non-Citizens Needed to Apportion Legislative Seats
by News Release Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...Non-citizens are counted in the Census for the purposes of federal funds, apportioning of congressional seats and Electoral College votes, and the drawing of state and local districts....


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​Hawaii bail system victimizes taxpayers, too
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...government inefficiency is resulting in excessively high costs to Hawaii taxpayers....


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DHHL Funding: A morass in which the courts should not get entangled
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...This is Chapter 2 of the story....


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Bills: Skip ICA, Direct Appeals to Supreme Court
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...The bills, HB 2191 and HB 2194, would return the state court appeals system to the way it was prior to the 2006 amendments....


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I Shill for No One!
by Joni Kamiya Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...Rep Ing and Sen Green bash farmer online....


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Matson Previews full year 2017 results
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...ahead of releasing of their 2017 annual results and earnings conference call scheduled for February 20....


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Honolulu Rail Creates One Tenth of Jobs Promised
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...HART rail is being built one segment at a time by a single builder, instead of having, say 4 builders building 5 miles each, simultaneously....


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SB1279: Tax-Credit Scholarships for Special Needs Students
by News Article Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...Allows Qualifying Families To Pay For Tuition At Private And Parochial Schools....


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Hypocrisy: Hawaii AG Demands Congress End Secret Sex Harassment Settlements--but says nothing about State Legislators
by News Release Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...urging Congress to end secret, forced arbitration in cases of workplace sexual harassment--while Hawaii State Legislators do exactly the same thing....


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How Ethnically Diverse are Towns in Hawaii?
by News Article Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...comparing more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key indicators of cultural diversity....


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$1.1B for New Airport Concourse
by News Release Wednesday, February 14, 2018

...Construction is scheduled to begin in five years....


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OHA Audit Released: "Alternate funding process directs money to individuals"
by News Release Tuesday, February 13, 2018

...Some were approved by the OHA Administration without Board of Trustee vote or even knowledge....


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Gallup-Sharecare: Hawaii Ranks 3rd in Well-Being
by News Release Tuesday, February 13, 2018

...this report examines well-being across the nation, including how well-being varies by state and which states lead and lag across the five elements of well-being....


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Title IX Lawsuit? DoE discriminates against female athletes
by News Release Tuesday, February 13, 2018

...ACLU sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools....


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VIDEO: Brian Evans on why he’s running for Congress
by Video Video Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"... I’m an unconventional Republican ...."


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Coco Palms: Registered Sex Offender threatens to 'arrest' Judge Soong
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, February 13, 2018

... It turns out that “Moses Enoka Heanu, ‘Chief Justice, Court of the Sovereign’” was sentenced in 1998 to five years in the state penitentiary ....


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Seven Republican Bills on the Move in the Legislature
by Rep Andria Tupola Tuesday, February 13, 2018

...Here are some bills introduced by members of our Republican Caucus that are moving through the legislature....


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Sea Level: Land area of low-lying Tuvalu has increased
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, February 13, 2018

...Tuvalu has been held-up globally as case study of a place where sea level rise due to man-made global warming will destroy the ability of people to inhabit it....


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Mandatory Funding? DHHL Statement on Supreme Court Nelson Ruling
by News Release Monday, February 12, 2018

"...The Department is very disappointed in the courts decision on the Nelson case and will confer with counsel on this matter....”


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Report: Delays at OIP Are Staggering
by News Release Monday, February 12, 2018

...in recent years, OIP’s average time for review quadrupled, it is deciding fewer matters per year on average, and its backlog is trending upward despite a downward trend in new filings....


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SB2323: Senators Caught Lying About Peter Boy Case
by Hawaii Family Forum Monday, February 12, 2018

...In little Peter's case, he was not of compulsory age, and therefore not homeschooled.  The other case referred to in the bill, the girl who died in 2017 on the Big Island, was already under CPS before her mother took her out to be homeschooled.... 


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Pacific Territories: Trump Admin Proposes Office of Insular Affairs Budget
by News Release Monday, February 12, 2018

...President Proposes $608 Million FY 2019 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States--$111 Million for Palau Compact Agreement is also requested....


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Honolulu 8th Healthiest City in USA
by News Article Monday, February 12, 2018

...data set ranges from cost of doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita....


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Former AG Mark Bennett Appointed Federal Judge
by News Release Monday, February 12, 2018

...If confirmed, Mark J. Bennett of Hawaiʻi will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.....


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TS Gita: American Samoa Emergency Declaration
by News Release Monday, February 12, 2018

...Trump declared that an emergency exists in the territory of American Samoa and ordered Federal assistance to supplement response efforts in the territory due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Gita....


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Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 11, 2018

...Elle Cochran attempted to wrestle the gun away from the security guard before she could be subdued....


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Former Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Running for Honolulu Council
by Andrew Walden Sunday, February 11, 2018

...Should ex-coke dealers get more political representation?....


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​The Value of a Refundable Credit
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, February 11, 2018

...In the 2017 legislative session, our legislature passed an earned income tax credit (EITC)....


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Hawaii: Trigger Modification Bill Scheduled for Hearing
by News Release Saturday, February 10, 2018

...On Tuesday, February 13, the House Committee on Judiciary has scheduled to hear House Bill 1908....


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Community Meetings Set to Discuss 12.5% Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
by News Release Saturday, February 10, 2018

...nine meetings set for Feb 12-19th, 2018....


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Fast and Furious: Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, February 10, 2018

...Many bills are moving through the legislative process....


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Hawaiian Electric Companies Claims 27% Renewable for 2017
by News Release Saturday, February 10, 2018

...Meanwhile: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08....


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Hawaiian Electric: $36M Rate Hike
by News Release Saturday, February 10, 2018

...The bill impact of the interim rate is expected to be reduced by the application of anticipated corporate tax savings that are the result of the new federal tax law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2018....


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Oahu Study: Child Molesters Exploit Drug-Addicted Homeless Youth
by News Release Saturday, February 10, 2018

...44% of homeless youth are from the Mainland...48% first became homeless with their homeless parents....


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Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
by Michael Hansen Friday, February 09, 2018

...new regulations in October 2016 requiring coal and raw palm oil exporters to ship on Indonesian flag ships....


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2018 Employment Bills Introduced
by News Release Friday, February 09, 2018

...Want to know what labor and employment bills will be considered during this year’s legislative session?....


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Minimum Wage: Good intentions don’t always equal good policy
by Kelii Akina Friday, February 09, 2018

...SB2291 would raise the minimum wage in Hawaii to $15 an hour by 2020....


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‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane
by Joe Kent Friday, February 09, 2018

... Ige this week signed an executive order that most likely will discourage competition and innovation among internet service providers ....


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Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
by Michael Hansen Thursday, February 08, 2018

...a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was surreptitiously imported into the United States on January 28, 2018 at Boston, Massachusetts, in apparent violation of sanctions....


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Hawaii Highways Rank 47th in Cost-Effectiveness
by News Release Thursday, February 08, 2018

...Ranking each state's highway system in 11 categories, including highway spending, pavement and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, and fatality rates....


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Truth in Accounting: Defense Department
by News Article Thursday, February 08, 2018

...the DoD Office of Inspector General has issued a disclaimer on the DoD’s own financial statements....


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50-State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2018
by Tax Foundation Thursday, February 08, 2018

...Forty-four states levy a corporate income tax. Rates range from 3 percent in North Carolina to 12 percent in Iowa....


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Judicial Council Extends deadline for two vacancies on Hawaii State Ethics Commission
by News Release Thursday, February 08, 2018

...Got Ethics?....


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