Thursday, November 23, 2017
Hawai'i Daily News Read

Thursday, November 23, 2017
November 23, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2018 Elections: 20% Turnover in House?
  2. The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
  3. Supporting Our Troops This Holiday Season
  4. Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
  5. New Claims by State in Airport Hangar Lawsuit
  6. DBEDT: 9.5M Tourists Expected in 2018
  7. Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast       
  8. HGEA, UPW Members Selling Fake IDs to Lunatics at State Hospital?
  9. Tweekers Living in Junk cars to be Cleared out of Kakaako
  10. Help the Homeless by Giving to Those Who Accept Shelter
  11. Maui police officer busted for stealing on the job
  12. Enviros Turn on Their Own—Demand Shutdown of Tour Boat Activities

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
November 22, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Video: Why OHA's Mauna Kea Lawsuit is a Scam
  2. Rep Andria Tupola to Announce Gubernatorial Run
  3. 4M lbs of Trash Removed from Nimitz Homeless Camp
  4. HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
  5. DoE: 5-Year Teacher Retention 54%
  6. Hawaii Launches Investigation Into EA Over Gambling Concerns
  7. Reason: Why Does Hawaii Hate American Workers?
  8. Shakedown: HGEA Ties Lunatic Escape to OT Protest--‘You’re Lucky Our Members Haven’t Done Anything Worse’
  9. Fire 150 HGEA and UPW Members -- Hawaii State Hospital worker speaks out about killer's escape
  10. Knife-Wielding Schizophrenic Escapes Asylum—Nobody Notices for Two Months
  11. New Clause in Firefighters Union Contract Boosts Overtime 50%
  12. Hawaii Has Fewer Certified Teachers This Year
  13. Waikiki Pimps Selling Homeless Boys to Child Molesters
  14. Anti-GMO Hooser Takes Another Step Towards Mandatory EIS for Farmers
  15. HART Can’t Pay for Rail Plan but Grabs for More

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. To Help Campaign Contributors, Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii for 6 Years
  2. Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
  3. Honolulu 3rd-Worst City to Live In When You’re Struggling to Pay Off Debt
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 20, 2017
  5. DCCA Report: Changing Patterns of Hawaii Air Cargo Traffic
  6. Video: Hawaii Farmer Fighting Stigma of GMOs
  7. Rate Hike Coming: UH, HECO Conspire to Establish 'Green Tariff'
  8. Is cult tied to Congresswoman Gabbard launching cyberattacks?
  9. Honolulu Magazine Joins the Cult
  10. Wahiawa HD46 Vacancy: Democrats Send Ige Three Nominees
  11. City asks governor to hold off on Airbnb tax deal
  12. HART Pretends to Care About $18M Rail Cost Overrun
  13. Star-Adv: Hike Taxes on E Cigs
  14. Republicans Announce 2018 Legislative Agenda
  15. Deportation Next: Muslim Gets Time Served for Practicing His Religion
  16. Hawaii, which leads the nation in prevalence of multigenerational homes.
  17. Will State Renew Free Money Giveaway to people Claiming Eviction?
  18. Hawaii County Bus Ridership Declines Sharply After Free Rides Abolished
  19. Crackpot Congressional Candidate accused of harassing interracial teen couple
  20. WHT reporter to be celebrated Dec. 9 for work cracking pCard case
  21. Red Hill Tanks Critical to National Military Strategy

Monday, November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What's in the Secret Air BnB Agreement?
  2. DDOS Attack on Hawai’i Free Press tied to Gabbard’s Cult?
  3. Hawaii Low Unemployment Caused by Exodus to mainland
  4. Decline of Hawaii Farmland Caused by Environmentalism, not Development
  5. Anti-Dairy Activist: “Tourism industry will get hurt”
  6. Nearly 60 percent of Honolulu renters spend at least 30 percent of their incomes on housing
  7. Windfarms Drive Maui Electric Bills -- Up 18% in Two Months
  8. Don’t let Airbnb hinder efforts to curb illegal rentals
  9. New Idea for Affordable Housing – Build Apartments Above ‘Low Risk’ Juvenile Jail
  10. Legal assisted suicide open to abuse
  11. Sherry Campagna Announces CD2 Campaign vs Gabbard
  12. KPD's assistant chief placed on leave after complaint
  13. Biofuels: Will State Supreme Court Order PUC to Consider so-called greenhouse gasses?
  14. UH Prof: Asians are ‘Tools of White Supremacy’
  15. Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency’s Cash Crunch
  16. Analysts, competitors cast doubt on prospects for third shipper to isles

Sunday, November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DoTax: No End to Litigation, Part 2
  2. Overstock.com: Hawaii Among Top Bitcoin Spending States
  3. State Senate Accepting Applications for 2018 Session
  4. Sex, Drugs and Insanity: Employee Spills Beans on Mental Hospital
  5. State Hospital escape shows unacceptable acceptance by legislators
  6. DoTax: HGEA Sabotaging Yet Another Tech Upgrade
  7. Rail: Murthy Scores $32K Bonus after snagging $2.5B
  8. State’s new role over city’s bloated rail project amounts to huge hill of bean(counter)s
  9. Study on state ferry awaited

Saturday, November 18, 2017
November 18, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Understanding the Congressional tax bill
  2. SHOPO Raises Total 17%
  3. Condos mean rail expansion to Manoa, Waikiki would be impossible — at least on current route
  4. Legislative Agenda: UH Grubs for More Money
  5. Saito: I Care About the HGEA Members That Were Doing Me
  6. Suspect in Two Child sex assaults arrested after illicit trip to Mexico
  7. Police officer accused of DUI, false reporting appears in court
  8. Counties to Develop ‘Climate Change Resiliency Plans

Friday, November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH English Department Backs out of ANTIFA Endorsement
  2. UHERO: 25 Years Later we still don't know what Sustainable Tourism is
  3. Hawaii Democratic Party Chair is ‘Socialist’, Wants ‘Revolution’         
  4. Killer Saito admits ‘relationships’ with Several Hospital Staff
  5. Child Molester Escapes Mental Hospital for Four Years, Commits Murder
  6. Mo Radke has a lot of Questions About State Hospital Security—but HGEA isn’t Talking
  7. SHOPO Contract: 8.25% Raise
  8. FBI charges former Maui police officer with civil rights violations
  9. Parents claim students reprimanded for speaking up after bleach attack
  10. High-profile thefts, crippled fleet among problems plaguing troubled transit division
  11. Want Affordable Housing?  Strip Government of Discretion to Say No
  12. Supporters:  ‘Monster’ Homes are Affordable Housing
  13. Oahu Homeless Court to Expand Island-wide
  14. A plantation-style village for homeless families begins to take shape
  15. LG Race: What has Carvalho Done?
  16. Honolulu Council Defers Styrofoam Ban Bill
  17. HPU Prof Kills Himself after Kiddie Porn Raid

Thursday, November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hospital Reform? Randy Perreira Says "F*** You"
  2. Hawai’i State Hospital Employees Game Overtime System
  3. Hospital Crisis: How to Use Union Work Rules for Fun and Profit
  4. HGEA Hospital Debacle: DOH Places Seven On Leave for 30 Days
  5. Another Day in the Nei: Three Inmates Charged with Escape
  6. Welfare Fraud Charges: Years Before Anybody Noticed
  7. Tupola: FTA review of HART recovery plan finished 'early 2018'
  8. 2017 Survey: Home Health Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  9. Pension pinches profligacy
  10. With Tax Increase in Hand, HART Begins Planning to Run Rail to UH Manoa
  11. By Escaping, Saito may have Shortened his Incarceration
  12. Meet the Corrupt Hawaii Judge Who Let Saito go to Mental hospital instead of Prison
  13. Some HGEA Hospital workers to be put on unpaid leave in escape’s aftermath
  14. Saito Received Two Visitors Before HGEA Allowed Him to Walk Away
  15. After Hospital Debacle, DPS Decides it Might Finally be Able to Prohibit Some, but not all, UPW Members From Bringing Contraband into Prisons
  16. HPD: Body Cams, Dash Cams on Chief’s Agenda
  17. Recidivist Criminal from Hawaii Killed by Police in Vegas
  18. Wind: Will Price of Electricity be a larger factor?
  19. Air BnB is What It Really Takes To Survive In Hawaii
  20. Housing First is making a dent in homelessness
  21. Kauai County Wrongness: Give Free Stuff to Homeless Tweekers, Considering Tent City
  22. Council Panel Votes To Prohibit Lying Down At Honolulu Bus Stops
  23. Lack of applicants for Fire Department battalion chief posts becomes excuse for yet another raise
  24. Anti-Sunscreen Dog n Pony Show Comes to Kona

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. State Capitol Signs up for Non-Existent Seawater Air Conditioning Scheme
  2. Senate Holding Special Session to Confirm Judicial Appointments
  3. HECO Biofuel Contract—$7.69 per gallon
  4. ‘Psychopathic’ escapee from Hawaii arrested in Stockton
  5. FBI Investigating How HGEA Allowed Lunatic to Escape
  6. Lunatic Escape ‘An Inside Job’?
  7. Escapee married HGEA hospital worker 
  8. Documents: Hospital escapee had sexual relations with at least 3 staff
  9. Housing? Only 900 units Built on Oahu
  10. All Sister Isle Mayor Planning to Establish Massive Festering Homeless Tent Cities
  11. Biofuel Questioned
  12. HECO Biofuel Contract—$7.69 per gallon
  13. Honolulu Council to Vote on Styrofoam Ban
  14. Sunscreen, Styrofoam and Dairies: The State of Regressive leftism in Hawaii
  15. Kauai Dairy: Tourism Industry Strikes Another Blow Against Agriculture
  16. Two Local Attorneys Assigned to Represent Kealohas
  17. Electrician’s speeding ticket zapped after working for Kealohas
  18. Ex-guard gets 10-year prison sentence for sexual assault
  19. New Council Proposal Cuts Back Fire Sprinkler Requirements

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
November 14, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. US Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion
  2. $1.8B Special Fund Audit: DHRD Refuses to Report to Legislature
  3. Auditor: DoTax Funds ‘Do not meet Criteria’
  4. State Ethics Commission 2018 Legislative Agenda
  5. Honolulu Ethics Commission to Discuss Strategic Plan
  6. Jones Act? What's That? Democratic Congressmen Rip Trump Admin Official on Puerto Rico Recovery
  7. Hospital Employee: We Don’t Care About Escaped Lunatics 
  8. AirBnB Plan – Taxation without Legalization
  9. Secret Deal With Airbnb?
  10. How good intentions and misguided attitudes can hinder the goal of getting homeless people off the streets
  11. Stretched thin: The average Oahu paramedic responds to 15 calls a day
  12. As patients fight for spots at dialysis centers, 2 new facilities sit virtually idle
  13. Sunscreen Hysterics: Will Idiots on Maui Council be First to Unleash Wave of Stupidity?
  14. Anti-Prison Activists Find Something else to Chatter About
  15. Panos: How to Make Recycling More Efficient
  16. Hawaiian Electric Company for Sale?
  17. Truck terrorism: It could happen in Hawaii

Monday, November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Republican Tax Cut Plan Would Give $3174 to Average Hawaii Household
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 13, 2017
  3. What These 3 Doctors Think Should Be Done for Children Who Think They Are Transgender
  4. Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
  5. Telescope Protesters: Gon Must go because he is Asian
  6. Homeless: Hawaii Avoids Massive West Coast Increase by Focusing on Housing First
  7. DHHL Lost Nearly 1,000 Applications
  8. Ige, Hirono Love Trump’s Border Protection Nominee
  9. Billionaire Could Pull the Plug on Civil Beat at any Moment
  10. Enviros Try to Convince you that Recycling into electricity is not really Recycling
  11. A&B Water: Enviros Try to Trick Public With Picture of Overflowing Ditch
  12. Hawaii Tax Credits at Work: Tesla a ‘hotbed for racist behavior’
  13. It’s the Last Stop on the Light-Rail Gravy Train
  14. HPD ‘1 or 2 dozen hits’ from backlog of sexual assault kits
  15. UH Cancer Center projects an end to budget deficit
  16. Incompetent HGEA Members Let Murdering Lunatic Escape Hospital

Sunday, November 12, 2017
November 12, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Island Air: Did the Airports Division bamboozle Fitch Ratings?
  2. Department of Taxation Customer Service – Don’t’ Be a Victim
  3. Hawaii Professionals -- more licensing, fewer requirements
  4. Immigration: Only 300 Dreamers in Hawaii
  5. Democrats’ Shaky Coalition without a viable leader or a rallying point
  6. Republicans hurting after election day? It’s worse in Hawaii
  7. Blaisdell: More Financial Doubletalk from Caldwell
  8. Kealoha’s Defense May Cost Taxpayers $2M
  9. First Amendment right to record video of police officers at work at the center of a court case
  10. Couch considering a run for state House Dist 11
  11. Maunakea: After a Decade of Posturing, Interest Groups Finally Get Down to the Squabble over Baksheesh
  12. GOP tax plan would force Democrat Voters to Suffer the Consequences of their Actions

Saturday, November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Queen Sues: Feds Took Our Crown Lands
  2. Counties stuck with bailing out pension debt
  3. November is National Adoption Month
  4. Caldwell--HART Board is Illegal, But Planning to build Rail to UH Manoa Anyway
  5. Bleaching Does Not Kill Corals
  6. At a unique development, homeless vets get apartments — and help to stay in them
  7. So-Called ‘Affordable’ Apartments Sit Vacant
  8. Hawaii: Case study in the Silver Switcharoo
  9. Attorney and community advocate Maile Lu'uwai officially enters Lieutenant Governor race
  10. Veterans Day

Friday, November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Civil Beat: Banks and Developers ‘help to fund a lot of stories’
  2. Rail: Tupola to Confer with Federal Transit Administration
  3. HART Wastes Rail Money on Kam Hwy Repave that Could be Funded by HDOT
  4. More Traffic Jams Coming--Creation of Oahu’s First Pedestrian Plan underway
  5. A Veterans Day Salute
  6. OHA manage Mauna Kea better? Not!
  7. Kauai Court Ruling: One more step towards mandatory EIS for Farmers 
  8. BLNR: A&B Can Divert Water for Another Year
  9. Kealohas to get court-appointed attorneys in public corruption case
  10. Despite high-profile sweep, parts of Nimitz Viaduct still overrun with Tweekers
  11. Homeless Person Lucky to be Arrested
  12. HCDA: Five Years of Homeless Failures
  13. ‘Good’ roads not DOT’s goal statewide
  14. Hawaii Regulates Manicurists And Bartenders — Why Not Midwives?

Thursday, November 09, 2017
November 9, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii doesn’t need ‘certificate of need’ laws
  2. Animal Quarantine Station is Preferred Site for New Jail
  3. Arakawa Quits Lt Gov Race
  4. The Curse of Abundance  
  5. Legacy Pension Costs--Hawaii Scores D-             
  6. Abandonment Plan Set as Hawaii Windfarms Begin to Rust Out
  7. HR4239: Offshore Wind Schemes for Hawaii?
  8. Klein: Include OHA in Mauna Kea Management Structure
  9. Why Gov. Ige’s Secret Talks With Airbnb Have Hotels and Unions Upset
  10. Saiki: Caldwell Should Drop $700M Blaisdell Plan, Focus on Rail
  11. OCCC Cost Estimated at $525M (for now)
  12. Children’s Discovery Center—Five Years Under Siege by Homeless Drug Addicts
  13. Cost of living a factor in ‘monster homes’
  14. Panel proposes to retrofit 150 older buildings with automatic fire sprinklers
  15. Judge To Kealohas: Show Me Your Finances
  16. Tulsi Gabbard named chairperson of World Hindu Congress 2018
  17. Honolulu Would be 4th Hardest-Hit by End of Home Mortgage Deduction
  18. Photos: Lost Sailor Was Underemployed Dominatrix—Wrecked Previous Boat on Magic Island

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
November 8, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 100 Years of Communism: Death and Deprivation 
  2. Lawsuit: OHA Grabs for Control of Mauna Kea
  3. $150M Rate Hike Plan--BWS Accepting Comments
  4. Honolulu--4th Highest Veteran Homelessness in USA
  5. Fattest States? Hawaii Ranks 48th
  6. Professional License--DCCA Launches Online Application Status Search
  7. DoE Puts 'Performance Indicators' Online
  8. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 7, 2017
  9. Sen Donna Mercado Kim Announces Congressional Campaign
  10. Maui budget crisis has begun—52% Pension Spike Coming
  11. Homeschooling is declining nationally, but not in Hawaii
  12. Feds: Kealoha Pressured Witnesses to Cover-up Theft from Orphans
  13. Attorneys for Kealohas ask to be removed from case—Argue All Hawaii Attorneys Have Conflict of Interest
  14. Prosecutors: There are 230,000 pieces of evidence against the Kealohas
  15. Attorney says DNA evidence doesn’t prove police officer was driving drunk
  16. Attorneys: ACLU Homosexual Child Molester May Have 100s of Kamehameha Student Victims
  17. Solar Industry Lawyers to be Sanction for Abusive Unprofessional Conduct?
  18. Navy expands zone limiting sonar testing around Maui county
  19. Hooser: I couldn’t Refute Pro-GMO Arguments, so I reverted to Politics
  20. Bus ridership way down on Hawaii's Big Island, experts say

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
November 7, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii--The Worst State for Middle-Class Income Earners
  2. Bottleneckers in Hawaii: How licensing laws make it harder to get a job
  3. City to hold final public workshop on $500M Blaisdell Center Master Plan
  4. Schatz Responds to Texas Church Shooting by Suggesting Law That Already Exists
  5. Maui News: Will Ing Resign Legislature?
  6. Fukumoto to Quit Legislature?
  7. LG Fund Race: Tranny Brings up the Rear
  8. Defense attorneys in Kealoha corruption probe face heat over questionable practices
  9. Criminal Case Against Kealohas Puts Brakes On Uncle’s Suit
  10. Honolulu Police Officers Begin Testing Body Cameras
  11. Testing Reveals Leading Oahu Democrat Grows Dirty Weed Full of Mold & Mildew
  12. Solar Scammers Seek Path to Higher Electric Rates
  13. King Tides  UH Calls on Global Cooling Deniers to take more Propaganda Photos for use on ‘Decision makers’
  14. Billionaire’s Website Promotes Waimanalo as Haven for Homeless

Monday, November 06, 2017
November 6, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. New Yorker Expose -- Tulsi Gabbard Krishna Cult
  2. WaPo Runs Bizarre Article on Robin Danner’s Search for $2.5M to Fund Fake Indian Tribe
  3. Companies could be civilly liable in ARC non-profit embezzlement case
  4. Study links treated sewage to reef degradation
  5. Mr Kim Coco Iwamoto announces bid for Lieutenant Governor—Campaign to Focus on Muslims
  6. Protecting Defense Lawyers?  Kealoha Story Censored at Star-Adv
  7. HPD officers’ wide support for new chief signals hope
  8. Hospitals ‘Make a little money’ on Unnecessary ER Visits
  9. Racketeering: Obamacare Scheme Transfers $20M Costs to Hawaii Ratepayers
  10. State Hires Contractors Because HGEA Just Can’t Get the Job Done
  11. Hana Drivers Ed Closed for 9 Months While DoE Buys a Car Battery
  12. DOE: 1,000 students live on streets or in homeless shelters
  13. Missing School Has Become A Huge Problem in Hawaii
  14. Waianae: Construction Cuts off Water Supply Used by 200 Tweekers
  15. Eco-Meeting Provides New Opportunity to Shut Down US Navy

Sunday, November 05, 2017
November 5, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fake Data Behind Coral Bleaching Report
  2. Petition: Protect Short Term Rentals on Hawaii Island
  3. Akina--Let's Work Together for Hawaiian Charter Schools
  4. A DOTax Nightmare: No End to Litigation
  5. Photos: Supporters Greet President Trump in Hawaii
  6. Ward to Ige: Speed Up Nuclear Drills for DOE
  7. Trump Admin Names Hawaii Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors
  8. Albatross: Caldwell quietly backing Ige’s bid for re-election
  9. Trump, Ige, Caldwell Meet--Conspiring to Build Rail
  10. Hawaii County Vacation house rules in works: Regulating ‘unhosted’ rentals seen as way to preserve housing for residents
  11. Majority of TVRs would be Illegal under Hawaii County Model
  12. Virginia Woman Flies to Kauai to be Homeless—But Still Buys Lots of Computers
  13. Star-Adv: Single Family Homes Should Not be Built 
  14. Insurers make billions off Medicaid Expansion

Saturday, November 04, 2017
November 4, 2017 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Maui Rep Kaniela Ing Forms Urban Honolulu Congressional Campaign Committee
  2. The Importance of Accurate Testimony
  3. New DoH Website Reports Beach Water Quality
  4. Feds Move to Disqualify Kealoha attorneys – Say Defense Lawyers in on Schemes 
  5. Men attacked by former HPD officer agree to settle lawsuit for large payout
  6. Telescope: Kim, Ige Push Peace Monument While UH Renegotiates Master Lease
  7. Maui Property tax hike bills move forward
  8. Demanding More Tate Hikes and Taxpayer Money, Green Lawyer Becomes Abusive to State Employee
  9. The Atlantic: Laid-Back Hawaii's Strict Approach to Marijuana
  10. Oahu Greets Ing: ‘Aloha Means Goodbye’
  11. Chin: Possible run for office
  12. Veterans Day Parades


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Supporting Our Troops This Holiday Season
by Shirlene Ostrov Thursday, November 23, 2017

...National Holiday Care Package Drive.....


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2018 Elections: 20% Turnover in House?
by Gene Ward Thursday, November 23, 2017

...the 8 open seats you should know about....


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Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
by Kelii Akina Thursday, November 23, 2017

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....


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The hidden story of the third Thanksgiving: 1623--giving thanks for freedom
by News Article Thursday, November 23, 2017

Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford called this system "communism", two hundred ninety six years before the Russian revolution....


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Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast
by News Release Thursday, November 23, 2017

...Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations....


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DBEDT: 9.5M Tourists Expected in 2018
by News Release Thursday, November 23, 2017

"...air seats will increase by 8.5 percent during the first three quarters of 2018....”


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New Claims by State in Airport Hangar Lawsuit
by News Release Thursday, November 23, 2017

...The evidence suggests that dck worldwide directed how dck pacific handled payments to subcontractors....


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Video: Why OHA's Mauna Kea Lawsuit is a Scam
by Video Video Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...Why Has OHAʻs Mauna Kea Ad Hoc Committee Been Wrapped In So Much Secrecy?....


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Rep Andria Tupola to Announce Gubernatorial Run
by News Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...This is the type of grassroots, community-based leadership we need to create a better Hawaii for everyone....


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Reason: Why Does Hawaii Hate American Workers?
by News Article Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...In Hawaii, it takes an average of 988 days and $438 in fees to become licensed to perform one of many occupations under the thumbs of state regulators....


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Western Congressional Caucus Backs Review of Obama Tuna Monuments
by News Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...It is time to bring more jobs and economic freedom to the West....


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Hawaii Launches Investigation Into EA Over Gambling Concerns
by Video Video Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...“Star Wars: Battlefront II” and EA more broadly have received a deluge of criticism for micro-transactions, or purchases made in-game with real-world money....


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DoE: 5-Year Teacher Retention 54%
by News Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...Department rolls out more data visuals for public to view....


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HUD Reviews Honolulu Section 8 Program
by News Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...Flashback: Audit Bashes Honolulu’s Rent Subsidy Program For Not Collecting Debts....


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4M lbs of Trash Removed from Nimitz Homeless Camp
by News Release Wednesday, November 22, 2017

...Since the pilot program enforcement efforts began in July, more than 80 people have entered shelters or transitioned to housing....


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Rate Hike Coming: UH, HECO Conspire to Establish 'Green Tariff'
by News Release Tuesday, November 21, 2017

...Lower energy costs to UH with HECO picking up the transmission tab means higher electric rates for consumers--just as has happened with rooftop solar....


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To Help Campaign Contributors, Hanabusa Blocks Missile Defense for Hawaii for 6 Years
by News Article Tuesday, November 21, 2017

...The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act reflects language inserted in the bill by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa that blocks the immediate deplyment of Ageis Ashore on Kauai....


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Justice Department goes back to Supreme Court over Hawaii judge's block of Trump's travel ban
by News Article Tuesday, November 21, 2017

...the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Monday night to lift the lower courts' blockades....


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Video: Hawaii Farmer Fighting Stigma of GMOs
by Video Video Monday, November 20, 2017

...it wasn’t an easy transition....


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Insider Trading: State Employee Writes RFP, then Works for Bidders
by News Release Monday, November 20, 2017

...the former state employee could improperly benefit by trading on his or her “insider knowledge” to secure future employment or business opportunities....


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DCCA Report: Changing Patterns of Hawaii Air Cargo Traffic
by News Release Monday, November 20, 2017

...inbound air cargo volume from the U.S. mainland jumped in 2002 due to e-commerce and has been at that high level ever since....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 20, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Senate: Kan Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Bradbury Nomination – Conf
  • Senate: Esper Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Zatezalo Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Otting Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Flood Insurance Reauthorization
  • House: Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization-Conference Report
  • House: Tax Overhaul

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Honolulu 3rd-Worst City to Live In When You’re Struggling to Pay Off Debt
by News Article Monday, November 20, 2017

...Honolulu cost of living is 86 percent above national average .... 


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What's in the Secret Air BnB Agreement?
by News Article Monday, November 20, 2017

...This report evaluates twelve publicly released agreements that Airbnb has entered with state or local governments....


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DDOS Attack on Hawai’i Free Press tied to Gabbard’s Cult?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, November 19, 2017

Krishna Consciousness is when you know the Krishnas did it....


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State Senate Accepting Applications for 2018 Session
by News Release Sunday, November 19, 2017

...Most begin on January 3, 2018 and end on the last day of the legislative session.... 


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Overstock.com: Hawaii Among Top Bitcoin Spending States
by News Article Sunday, November 19, 2017

...Overstock Began Accepting Bitcoin in January 2014....


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DoTax: No End to Litigation, Part 2
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 19, 2017

...The Department apparently regards the taxpayers here as lower life forms and wants to give them no respect.... 


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Understanding the Congressional tax bill
by Kelii Akina Friday, November 17, 2017

There’s a lot of news out there about the tax bills before the Congress, and nearly all of it is confusing....


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UHERO: 25 Years Later we still don't know what Sustainable Tourism is
by UH ERO Friday, November 17, 2017

...the report concludes that Hawaii is not yet at the stage of overtourism....


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UH English Department Backs out of ANTIFA Endorsement
by News Article Thursday, November 16, 2017

...When asked whether department members “are aware of the endorsement, and if so, whether you approve of it,” only one professor replied, telling Campus Reform that “we are, and I am.”....


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Pension pinches profligacy
by Kelii Akina Thursday, November 16, 2017

...Hawaii’s county governments — and county taxpayers — are about to feel the pinch....


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Hawaii State Hospital Employees Game Overtime System
by Andrew Walden Thursday, November 16, 2017

A federal court order is being ignored so union members at the Hawai’i State Hospital can manipulate work rules....


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Hospital Crisis: How to Use Union Work Rules for Fun and Profit
by Andrew Walden Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hawaii public hospital workers earn less but cost more than their private sector counterparts.  How is that possible?


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Hospital Reform? Randy Perreira Says "F*** You"
by Andrew Walden Thursday, November 16, 2017

..."Andrew Walden of the Hawai'i Free Press, actually called HHSC the 'HGEA job trust'"....


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HGEA Hospital Debacle: DOH Places Seven On Leave
by News Release Thursday, November 16, 2017

...after decades ignoring the festering problems at the HGEA job trust State Hospital, AG and DoH pretend to suddenly be oh-so-very-concerned....


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2017 Survey: Home Health Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
by News Release Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...the annual median cost of long term care services in Hawaii increased an average of 5.51 percent from 2016 to 2017....


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Another Day in the Nei: Three Inmates Charged with Escape
by News Release Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...Escape in the Second Degree is a class C felony and carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine....


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Welfare Fraud Charges: Years Before Anybody Noticed
by News Release Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2014, she applied for and received public assistance benefits to which she was not entitled. This resulted in DHS making more than $20,000.00 in overpayments....


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Tupola: FTA review of HART recovery plan finished 'early 2018'
by News Release Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...FTA also stated that they are watching to see what HART’s new strategy to build the City Center portion of the guideway will look like....


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OHA Will Get Millions from Mauna Kea Lawsuit Settlement
by Video Video Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...find out what the lawsuit settlement terms will be....


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‘Psychopathic’ escapee from Hawaii arrested in Stockton
by News Article Wednesday, November 15, 2017

San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputies said they arrested Randall Saito, the Hawaii State Hospital escapee, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.....


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HECO Biofuel Contract—$7.69 per gallon
by News Release Wednesday, November 15, 2017

...Last year biodiesel represented 2 percent of HECO’s oil and diesel consumption. (Translation: Its an expensive fig leaf for diesel plants.)....


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State Capitol Signs up for Non-Existent Seawater Air Conditioning Scheme
by News Release Tuesday, November 14, 2017

...a seawater jet powered by Hawaii tax credits is used to shoot pies up into the sky--electricity is generated by harnessing the energy of the pies as they fall back to Earth....


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Senate Holding Special Session to Confirm Judicial Appointments
by News Release Tuesday, November 14, 2017

...scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to confirm four judicial appointments, three for the Circuit Court of the First Circuit and one for the District Family Court of the First Circuit – O‘ahu....


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Auditor: DoTax Funds ‘Do not meet Criteria’
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, November 14, 2017

...Review of Special Funds, Revolving Funds, Trust Funds, and Trust Accounts of the Department of Taxation....


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US Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on law that forces pro-life centers to promote abortion
by News Release Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry....


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Jones Act? What's That? Democratic Congressmen Rip Trump Admin Official on Puerto Rico Recovery
by Video Video Tuesday, November 14, 2017

...Despite her crucial role in Puerto Rico recovery, Jaresko was apparently unaware of the Jones Act or its effects on the Commonwealth....


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Honolulu Ethics Commission to Discuss Strategic Plan
by News Release Tuesday, November 14, 2017

...Exposure Draft — November 15, 2017 Ethics Commission meeting....


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State Ethics Commission 2018 Legislative Agenda
by News Release Tuesday, November 14, 2017

...Proposed Legislation for 2018 Legislative Session....


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$1.8B Special Fund Audit: DHRD Refuses to Report to Legislature
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, November 14, 2017

..."We disagree with DHRD. The statutory requirements that DHRD report to the Legislature are unambiguous and do not exempt these trust funds." -- Auditor....


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Ninth Circuit Partly Lifts Trump Travel Ban Blockade
by News Article Monday, November 13, 2017

... The Ninth Circuit on Monday partly granted an emergency motion by the Trump administration and lifted a preliminary stay on most aspects of President Donald Trump’s ban on entry into the United States ....


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Republican Tax Cut Plan Would Give $3174 to Average Hawaii Household
by Tax Foundation Monday, November 13, 2017

...The increase in family incomes is the result of both the income tax cuts and the broader rise in productivity and wages due to economic growth....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted November 13, 2017
by Congress .org Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Senate: Gibson Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Engel Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Wehrum Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Joint Employer Definition
  • House: Hydropower Regulation
  • House: Securities Regulations Exemptions

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What These 3 Doctors Think Should Be Done for Children Who Think They Are Transgender
by Heritage Foundation Monday, November 13, 2017

Three doctors, specializing in pediatrics, biology, and psychiatry, are criticizing what they say is the reliance on feelings over facts ....


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Immigration: Only 300 Dreamers in Hawaii
by News Release Sunday, November 12, 2017

...Approximately 300 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients live in Hawaii....


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UH: Global Warming Will Make Your Intestines Leak
by News Release Sunday, November 12, 2017

...Kidney failure, blood clots, cardiac arrest, inflammation of the pancreas, leaking intestines....


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Department of Taxation Customer Service – Don’t’ Be a Victim
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, November 12, 2017

“I object to the use of the word ‘customer.’ It certainly doesn’t feel like that type of relationship to me. Maybe ‘hostage’?”


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Island Air: Did the Airports Division bamboozle Fitch Ratings?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, November 12, 2017

“The Airports Division expects near-term traffic results will be better than projected due to Island Air expanding interisland traffic...." -- Fitch Ratings, October 26, 2017


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Hawaii Professionals -- more licensing, fewer requirements
by News Release Saturday, November 11, 2017

...The Institute for Justice finds Hawaii to be ‘most burdensome’ in USA due to the large number of professions requiring licensure.   In contrast, the Wisconsin study finds Hawaii to be the 'least burdensome' based on an analysis of 10 specific professions and the requirements to attain license in each....


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November is National Adoption Month
by Hawaii Family Forum Saturday, November 11, 2017

Americans adopt approximately 140,000 children per year....


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Counties stuck with bailing out pension debt
by Kelii Akina Saturday, November 11, 2017

...the state Legislature has discovered a new tactic for meeting its public pension financial obligations: passing the costs on to the counties....


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Queen Sues: Feds Took Our Crown Lands
by Robert Thomas Friday, November 10, 2017

...after she was deposed, and after Hawaii became a U.S. territory, the former queen sued the United States in what was then the U.S. Claims Court....


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A Veterans Day Salute
by Shirlene Ostrov Friday, November 10, 2017

...take a moment to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans past and present....


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Civil Beat: Banks and Developers ‘help to fund a lot of stories’
by News Article Friday, November 10, 2017

...“We got a few hundred subscribers, but nothing really earth shattering,” Epler says...Civil Beat has an annual budget of roughly $3 million and a staff of about 22 to 24 people....


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HART Wastes Rail Money on Kam Hwy Repave that Could be Funded by HDOT
by News Release Friday, November 10, 2017

“Because Farrington Highway and Kamehameha Highway are on the National Highway System, the reconstruction projects are eligible for Federal aid funds, subject to selection by OahuMPO and HIDOT.”  -- FHWA Acting Director Nadeau, October 7, 2015


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More Traffic Jams Coming--Creation of Oahu’s First Pedestrian Plan underway
by News Release Friday, November 10, 2017

...The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is excited to announce the creation of the first O‘ahu Pedestrian Plan and an update of the 2012 Bicycle Master Plan....


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Legacy Pension Costs--Hawaii Scores D-
by News Article Thursday, November 09, 2017

Legacy Costs evaluates whether states provided adequate funding, as defined by retirement system actuaries, for pensions and other promised retirement benefits for public workers.....


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The Curse of Abundance
by Joni Kamiya Thursday, November 09, 2017

...We live in a world of plenty which is both good and bad....


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Arakawa Quits Lt Gov Race
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The following message was sent out to Arakawa campaign supporters Tuesday Nov 7, 2017....


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