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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
October 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 56 Views
  1. Lahaina Tourism return may bring ‘explosion of anger’
  2. Weasel Words: County ‘looks to’ speed up Lahaina reentry process
  3. Maui Fires: PUC Finally Gets Around to Considering Plan to ‘Harden’ Power Lines
  4. Lack Of Money And Staff Is Hindering Wildfire Code Enforcement In Hawaii
  5. Occupancy for Hawaii vacation rentals dropped to 54% in August
  6. Game Rooms Average 5 Years Between fake raids--City Council to mull anti-gaming room measure
  7. $13K Junket: City Council Members Are South Korea Bound
  8. “Data comparisons between 2020 Census and 2010 Census detailed race data should be made with caution”
  9. Military’s plan to stop using fresh drinking water on Oahu golf course halted by DOH
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Letters to the Editor October, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:53 AM :: 149 Views

Pohoiki: Zendo Drops a Bombshell

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Monday, October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:08 PM :: 189 Views
  1. New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
  2. LahainaFires: 600 families put out of Hotels
  3. Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy
  4. BLNR Member: Criticism of Official who Withheld Water for Firefighting is ‘Racist’
  5. Families are faced with hard decision to leave Lahaina or stay
  6. Charter School Quickly Sets up Lahaina Campus
  7. Next stage of the Miske case–Motions to suppress evidence
  8. Affordable Housing Fraud: Two Hilo attorneys under investigation by state office
  9. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds Another Excuse to Block Oahu Jail Construction
  10. Decade long water leak being fixed after millions of gallons wasted
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Sunday, October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 917 Views
  1. LahainaFires: HHFDC Pretends Insurance does Not Exist--Wants you to believe Act of Congress needed to replace Low-Income Housing
  2. HART’s endless games--Still Trying to Scam Feds After All These Years
  3. Hirono Political Rhetoric Isn't Helping Maui Fire Survivors
  4. The Need For Legislative Reform Can Be A Matter Of Life And Death
  5. Hawaii Wildfire-Fighting Force Eyes Eightfold Increase In Funding
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Saturday, September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 PM :: 403 Views
  1. Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
  2. EPA Consent Decree: Pollution Violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
  3. 600 evacuees in West Maui hotels to be locked out?  Safe Harbor program expires
  4. When Kula needed water to stop wildfire, it got a trickle
  5. Pearl Harbor Military Terminated Community Oversite Boards Monitoring Toxic Contamination Cleanups
  6. Efforts underway to smooth out COVID vaccine insurance issues
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Friday, September 29, 2023
September 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 2146 Views
  1. Move to Vegas: How Lahaina Lockdown Designed to Block Insurance Payouts to Homeowners
  2. HECO’s Slimy Answers Don’t Play Well Before Congress 
  3. Lassner setting goals for final 15 months as UH president
  4. High Water Bills Surprise Kula Residents Who Helped Fight Wildfires
  5. Minimum Qualifications Proposed For Honolulu Emergency Manager
  6. Micronesian Tenants Fight Back Against ‘Terrible’ Apartment Conditions
  7. Half-Pound of Meth: Out on Bail, Does it Again
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:46 PM :: 1483 Views
  1. HECO Stonewalls House Committee Investigators
  2. Reps. Sonny Ganaden and Jeanne Kapela are a couple.
  3. Tourism Executives Campaign To Bring Needed Visitors To Maui
  4. Saint Louis School to join settlement talks in sex assault case against 2 high-profile athletes
  5. Council’s Tulba seeks more film studios for Oahu
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 718 Views
  1. Lahaina Fundraiser Spouts Conspiracy Theories, Quickly Raises $1M
  2. HECO ‘May not be Forthcoming’  to US House Committee
  3. Hawaii Agencies Flout The Law By Ignoring Maui Fire Records Requests
  4. Mike Miske survived three previous investigations without criminal charges
  5. Former Civil Defense council chair: Officials failed to heed key warnings ahead of Lahaina disaster
  6. Lahaina Fires: Blame KSBE or HECO?
  7. Furloughs, layoffs mounts on Maui as economic headwinds continue
  8. Lawsuit Accuses Kauai Chief Judge Of Sexually Harassing His Assistant
  9. Toughen penalties for illegal gambling
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:56 PM :: 2374 Views
  1. Eminent Domain News: Criminal Kaniela Ing writing the ‘New Urbanist’ blueprint for Lahaina
  2. Ing News: ‘Some may be outright frauds’
  3. A Major Power Outage In Lahaina The Day Of The Fire Likely Saved Lives
  4. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds Another Way to Stop Jail Construction
  5. Did A Ransomware Attack Take Down KITV News?
  6. SD1: Little Miss Impeachment to be Defeated Again
  7. Multiple ambulances offline over the weekend amid EMS staffing shortage
  8. DoE ‘Security’ Cameras Peep into Bathroom Stalls
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Monday, September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:20 PM :: 1599 Views
  1. Kealoha Case: Fentanyl Dealing Ex-Cop is Getting Record Wiped Clean
  2. Roseanne Barr Considering Running for Governor of Hawaii as Republican
  3. Toxic? Antivaxxer Lorrin Pang Tries to Scare Lahaina Homeowners Away from their own Properties
  4. Solar Batteries High on List of ‘Hazardous’ Materials being used as Excuse to Keep Homeowners Away
  5. Two Cost Increasers: How ‘Planners’ Make Ala Wai Pedestrian Bridge into a $63M Harp
  6. MECO Conditionally Offers Financial Compensation for Outages
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Sunday, September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:59 PM :: 1638 Views
  1. Lahaina fire lawsuits hamstring release of information
  2. The secret to reaching the next generation
  3. Governor’s revised housing proclamation caves to NIMBYs
  4. Lahaina Scammers
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 23, 2023
  6. Honolulu Architect Is Headed To Prison For Bribery But Still Working Permits at DPP
  7. Lassner was one weird dude 
  8. Before Lahaina Burned, Hawaiian Electric Was Slow to Replace Poles That Posed Fire Risk
  9. Don’t blame climate change for fires
  10. Caltech telescope removed from Maunakea summit--Will be Moved to Chile where Science is Appreciated
  11. AAR? Where Were Maui Police During The Fires?
  12. Rents Could Double For Some Ewa Beach Tenants In Affordable Housing Complex
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Saturday, September 23, 2023
September 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:45 PM :: 2823 Views
  1. Move to Vegas: Mayor Tells Fire Survivors Wait 2 Years Before Rebuilding Lahaina Homes
  2. Eminent Domain Coming: Officials tell Lahaina property owners to ‘put personal gain aside’
  3. ‘We’re gonna rebuild’: Residents brace for emotional return to Lahaina
  4. Reentry Procedures Designed to Scare Property Owners into Giving up Land
  5. Native Hawaiian churches urge investigation into missionary role in federal boarding schools
  6. Kaimuki retail group supports city's homeless sweeps; critical of ACLU Hawaii lawsuit
  7. State Capitol library covered in tarps to protect against leaking pools
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Friday, September 22, 2023
September 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 565 Views
  1. Finding Someone to Blame for the Lahaina Fires
  2. HART Caught Lying Again: Stalls Bidding Deadline For Next Major Honolulu Rail Contract in Hope of Getting Federal Money before Costly Truth Revealed
  3. How a Maui PD officer worked with community to open an evacuation route
  4. Police Comm gives Fluffy Eval to Honolulu Police Chief
  5. Blind, disabled, denied: Handi-Van issues persist
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Thursday, September 21, 2023
September 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 922 Views
  1. “The cost of disasters may be allocated to all HECO ratepayers”
  2. In wake of devastating wildfire, experts propose new sources of water for parched West Maui
  3. Deputy Prosecutor Blows Cases? Fired After Using Confidential Crime Scene Photos
  4. Multiculturalism Is Tourism
  5. Who’s Behind UHERO?
  6. Legislators Fly Around on Your Dime
  7. ‘A sign of hope’: New tactic shows promise in shutting down game rooms permanently
  8. After 164 Violations, Driving Scofflaw May Finally Get jail
  9. ‘This has got to end’: Pipes leaking millions of gallons of water a month at Dillingham Airfield still not fixed
  10. City in high-stakes talks with military over proposed new landfill site
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
September 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 2536 Views
  1. Can BJ Penn tap out broken zoning code?
  2. Green Backtracks on YIMBY Emergency Order
  3. Attorney Calls for Three Year Mortgage Deferral and Foreclosure Moratorium for Lahaina Homeowners
  4. Trump on Ballot for Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  5. UH President Lassner announces plans to retire
  6. Lahaina Fires: Chinese Disinformation Circulates at State Capitol
  7. EPA deems about 40% of burnt Maui land parcels safe for residents to return
  8. Propaganda Saturates Media as ‘The Wildfire Litigation Industry’ Takes On Hawaiian Electric
  9. New Maui Evidence Helps HECO Avoid Bankruptcy: Fire Gained Unstoppable Momentum While Firefighters Were on Lunch Break
  10. Here is a narrative that works Against HECO in Litigation
  11. Three Weeks:  Maui’s mayor steers clear of spotlight and avoids news conferences
  12. Plan Working: Lahaina Residents Leave Maui for Good
  13. Civil Beat: Eminent Domain is just a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ -- Nothing to see here, just move along
  14. Maui Activists Urge Return Of DLNR Water Official To Former Job so He Can Refuse Firefighters Water Again
  15. Show me the money: Where Red Cross and Maui Strong donations are going
  16. HECO Exploits Federal Infrastructure Funds to Squelch PUC Fire Investigation
  17. Wildfires drag down Maui’s August hotel performance
  18. Even with School Open, Hardly Anybody Rides Rail
  19. ‘Outrageous’: Red Hill suit plaintiffs accuse government of destroying cell phone evidence
  20. Insurance lag results in wait for COVID-19 vaccine
  21. Dems To NOAA: Hold Wespac Accountable For Misspending Nearly $1 Million
  22. Hawaii judge rejects settlement in Jayden de Laura sexual assault civil case
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
September 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 3652 Views
  1. Ing’s Phony Lahaina Charity Behind OHA Scheme to Develop Kakaako Makai?
  2. Hawaii Public Utilities Commission vs Albert Hee
  3. Ahead of tourism reboot in West Maui, some Lahaina fire victims are told they’ll have to move
  4. Lahaina Residents Can Return To Their Burned Properties Soon. But Maybe We Can Scare Them Away by Questioning Air Safety?
  5. Their homes and businesses were destroyed in Lahaina, but mortgage payments are still due
  6. Maui Residents Speak Up as Council Develops Wildfire Recovery Plan
  7. Ivanka Trump's secret trip to Maui to give meals to families devastated by wildfires
  8. Prosecutorial misconduct cited in move to throw out charges in gruesome Oahu gay on gay murder
  9. Honolulu Council: $625 to Park Your Own car in Front of Your House
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Monday, September 18, 2023
Letters to the Editor, September, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:05 PM :: 1126 Views
  • Kona Seniors Locked Out and Need Help
  • Empty Rental Better than Bad Tenant
  • Half-Ass Voters
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Monday, September 18, 2023
September 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 2607 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans Elect New Party Chair
  2. For ‘Progressive’ Criminal Kaniela Ing Lahaina Fires are Just Another Grift
  3. Thousands push back against Oct 8 West Maui re-opening
  4. Falck pledges to maintain current services in Maui County
  5. 50% Water Rate Hike for Oahu Homeowners And Businesses
  6. Beth Fukumoto: How My 15 Minutes of Fame Destroyed Me
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Sunday, September 17, 2023
September 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 1138 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans complain about one-party rule, but offer few credible candidates
  2. SD22 Waianae: Alfred “Braddah Al” Keaka Medeiros vs Maile Shimabukuro
  3. Politicians have been Pretending to Solve Housing Crisis For Generations
  4. LOL! HART claims $580M surplus awaits at Civic Center--Immediately begins spending for Ala Moana
  5. Blangiardi Claims FTA Paying $744M to HART
  6. DLIR: No COVID-Style Logjams for Lahaina
  7. Service Declines After Mokulele Bought by Electric Seaplane Promoters
  8. Kidnapping in Progress: Officers did not Pursue
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Saturday, September 16, 2023
September 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 974 Views
  1. Lahaina Death Toll Lowered from 115 To 97
  2. Green Revises Housing Emergency Proclamation--calls it 'affordable'
  3. New 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines offers enhanced protection
  4. Six House Working Groups Investigate Lahaina Fires
  5. How Biden’s Approval Rating in Hawaii Has Changed Since Taking Office
  6. Lawyer: New housing proclamation ‘still unlawful’
  7. More Unconstitutional Tax Ideas: Governor Suggests Charging ‘Climate Impact Fee’ To Visitors
  8. Maui County Council considers bill on post-fire cleanup options
  9. Lahaina condos could trigger broader insurance woes
  10. Former employee alleges discrimination by ACLU Hawaii
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Friday, September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 1019 Views
  1. Green: Housing Emergency Order Will no longer cover Lahaina
  2. Lahaina Distraction Can Help Rail Silence Critics, Get Away with more wrongdoing
  3. Star-Adv: Lahaina Distraction Can Allow Insiders to Clean up on Aloha Stadium Scheme
  4. Maui sets date for beginning escorted visits to fire-ravaged Lahaina
  5. $1000 Hotel Rooms? House GOP Wants Answers From FEMA On Maui Wildfires
  6. Maui County Council considers formal investigation into wildfire response
  7. $7.5M Housing First Building: Did City buy a DPP ‘Malasada Special’?
  8. U.S. government files motion to block prominent physician’s testimony in Red Hill suit
  9. Cop, acquaintance indicted in Ka‘u home invasion
  10. Honolulu City Council proposal seeks to help state collect unpaid traffic fines
  11. How many Oahu water bills were double-charged?
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Thursday, September 14, 2023
September 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 PM :: 811 Views
  1. Lahaina: "I will rebuild on my land"
  2. Lawsuit: Green Greed behind Lahaina Deaths
  3. Hawaii: Bothered by Cost of Living?  Wait ‘til you see Cost of Dying 
  4. Maui Fires: US House Committee Sets Oversight Hearing
  5. Will HECO Ratepayers Pay?  ATF in no rush to decide cause of fire  
  6. Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Charts New Delaying Path for Outage Investigation
  7. West Maui parents take matters into their own hands to keep their keiki in schools closer to home
  8. Lahaina Schools to Reopen Mid-October?
  9. Maui Businesses Still Await Grants
  10. HPD chief touts major drop in violent crime, but department refuses to share data on it
  11. Over a month after the Lahaina wildfire, Maui first responders face breathing issues
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
September 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 2465 Views
  1. Can Hawaii Republicans Stop Vexatious Litigants?
  2. Fixing Hawaii’s Tax System; Decrease Taxes for Families, Businesses
  3. “You guys gone kick them out? Where are they going?”
  4. HECO Lahaina Rebuild Plan?  More Rate Hikes
  5. Oprah Winfrey 'terrorised and vilified' over her Hawaii relief fund
  6. Lahaina Businesses Hoping To Reopen wait on Water Testing
  7. Lawmakers take closer look at existing rules for management of dry brush
  8. Resignations continue at liquor commission as Honolulu mayor hopes for ‘new beginning’
  9. Honolulu EMTs, Paramedics Sue The City For Overtime (again)
  10. Online Sports Betting Under Consideration In Hawaii
  11. Another lawsuit filed against city officials over Makaha crash — this time in federal court
  12. Defueling Red Hill won’t hurt readiness, Pentagon says
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
September 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 PM :: 1248 Views
  1. Emergency action plans are critical to disaster response, experts say. Where was Maui’s?
  2. How a Front Street roadblock obstructed Lahaina's evacuation
  3. Life of the Land & PUC File Fire Related Questions to HECO
  4. Hawaii Needs To Build Hundreds More Miles Of Firebreaks To Protect Against Wildfire
  5. USO News: 137-time loser on trial for extorting ‘evidence’ from crime victims
  6. Arizona Prosecutors Will Try Again To Get Death Penalty For Hawaii Inmate
  7. Convicted Felon and Ex Con Banned from UH Campus--Cries ‘racism’, LOL
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Monday, September 11, 2023
September 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:55 PM :: 1422 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans set Presidential Caucus for Tuesday March 12, 2024
  2. Dozens Of Leading Democrats Call For State Party Chairman Dennis Jung to Resign
  3. ‘Toxic Ash’ is excuse to keep residents away from burned homes
  4. Maui wildfires: Outside fire investigators to start interviews
  5. Money Continues To Pour In For Maui’s Recovery
  6. Explosion of outrage
  7. China Sows Disinformation About Hawaii Fires Using New Techniques
  8. Civil Beat: ‘Moms for Liberty’ is a hate group because they won’t let trannies near your 6 year old
  9. Soft on Crime Stratagems Pay Off: The Cost Of A New Oahu Jail Is Now More Than $900 Million
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Sunday, September 10, 2023
September 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 4154 Views
  1. ‘Authority’ will make Lahaina into the next Kakaako
  2. Move to Las Vegas: Many Lahaina residents worried they will not find a permanent home after governor's announcement
  3. “It’s just an absolute mess. I don’t think anyone’s actually working together.”
  4. Andaya: Lahaina Firefighters were overrun before we sent out Evacuation Notices
  5. B.J. Penn weighs in after being blamed for resignation of chief housing officer Nani Medeiros
  6. DOH suspends new ambulance contracts to weigh protests
  7. ‘The shortage is expected to get worse’: Presentation outlines how lack of doctors is impacting isle
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Saturday, September 9, 2023
September 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 1620 Views
  1. Economic Perspective of Maui’s Devastating Wildfires
  2. Maui trudges toward recovery, one month since wildfire tragedy
  3. ‘Unaccounted for’ list now at 66; more info sought for 80 others
  4. Green: Here’s how I blame you for Lahaina Fire
  5. “To my knowledge, we haven’t solved the housing crisis at all yet.”
  6. Questions about Miske’s fishing boat “Painkiller”
  7. Bay Area scientist 'left out the full truth' to get study on climate change fueling wildfires published
  8. Green: Lahaina residents need to start leaving hotels
  9. State abruptly cuts program seen as key to boosting number of paramedics trained in Hawaii
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Friday, September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1076 Views
  1. Maui Mayor's Limited Response About Lahaina Fires Leaves Critical Questions Unanswered
  2. Finger Pointing: Green says improved response in Lahaina could have saved lives as key questions remain unanswered  
  3. Website tracks re-entry progress into Lahaina
  4. California Company Scores Useless Big Dollar Lahaina ‘Hazmat’ Contract
  5. Will property owners pay for Phase 2 debris removal?
  6. Potential Bidders on Aloha Stadium shows concerns over financial feasibility
  7. Inmate dies after fight breaks out at Halawa Correctional Facility
  8. Review: Former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha “tell all” really says little
  9. Maunakea telescope removal slated for next week - Will be Moved to Chile where Science is Appreciated
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Thursday, September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 1426 Views
  1. Medeiros Resigns: Governor Blames Threats from BJ Penn
  2. Will these leaders agree to be interviewed by wildfire investigators?
  3. State DOE trying to contact 500 displaced Lahaina students
  4. Final Honolulu DPP Defendant Gets 10 Months In Prison
  5. Hawaii’s COVID-related deaths surpass 2,000
  6. Hawaii high court asked to rule in AIG climate change case
  7. Honolulu Council advances bill with $25K ‘monster home’ penalty
  8. Hawaii County Council resolution seeks to spur action on high cost of home insurance in Lava Zones 1 and 2
  9. Beth Fukumoto: I could have spoken up against Joe Souki, too.  But didn’t.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
September 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 1215 Views
  1. Pierick for HD 39 Kunia, Hoopili--Transsexual Lobby Picks Proven Loser Rosenlee to run (again)
  2. Senator Kurt Fevella: Lawyers should work for free
  3. Concerns over MFD staffing during devastating wildfires lead to urgent push for more resources
  4. MPD requires missing-person report to search for those listed as ‘unaccounted for’
  5. Prosecutor Finds new Excuse to Drop 100s of misdemeanor Cases
  6. Bum Removal: Waikiki sees ‘dramatic decrease’ in crime after 1 year of ‘Safe and Sound’ initiative
  7. Hawaii Is The Only State Without A Fire Marshal
  8. After Lahaina Wildfires, AMR protests emergency services contract award
  9. Lawyers claim cable TV, phone companies are also responsible in Maui wildfires
  10. Hawaii doctors want abortion consultation lawsuit dismissed 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
September 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 1471 Views
  1. State’s independent investigators haven’t ruled out criminal wrongdoing in Lahaina wildfire disaster
  2. OCCC Murder Cover-up: Killer Inmate Being protected by DPS 
  3. Still Blaming COVID: ‘Supply chain issues’ delay multiple state projects
  4. Former Maui Mayor Asked For West Maui Wildfire Money 2 Years Ago But Dropped The Request
  5. Honolulu Mayor Orders Review Of Wildfire Risk On Oahu
  6. An Instagram Fundraiser Brought In $2.6 Million For Maui Fire Victims. Now It’s In This anti-GMO activist’s Hands--she will use it to buy up land
  7. West Maui students not enrolled or contacted reduced to 1,208
  8. Hawaii Replaces Maui And Kauai Ambulance Company With One That Has A Questionable Record
  9. Phoney Baloney: Proposal would prohibit disposal of certain recyclables into landfill
  10. State-backed hackers and cybercriminals focusing on Hawaiʻi
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Monday, September 4, 2023
September 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 981 Views
  1. Hawaii's economic future depends on what our children learn today
  2. DLIR Tech Fail (Again) -- Like COVID, Maui unemployment claims mount
  3. 4 PPB Water Testing: Kula community worries the rebuilding and clean up of Upcountry is taking to long
  4. Attorney nominated as federal judge in Hawaii has been on Miske prosecution team
  5. City, HPD Face Lawsuit Over 2021 Killing Of Kakaako Man
  6. Analysis Shows Hawaii House Spread Project Money To The Neighbor Islands
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Sunday, September 3, 2023
September 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 2797 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Libertarians Ask Federal Court to ‘Disband Hawaii Republican Party’
  2. Maui Crisis: A Time to Help!
  3. Green Gives Another $50M Subsidy for Solar Industry
  4. Another Big Pay Hike for DoE Employees
  5. Steps we could take to help Lahaina rebuild more quickly 
  6. Tax Deadlines on Maui
  7. Hawaii Gov: ‘Possible’ Different Decisions Could’ve Prevented Loss, Won’t Say Maui Officials Were Asleep at Wheel
  8. Lahaina Fire: How many ways did government fail?
  9. Lahaina Houses Still Burning down at 3AM--10 Hours After Persons Reported in Water off Front Street
  10. West Maui firefighters stretched thin under challenging conditions
  11. Can Lahaina property owners sell if they want to?
  12. Red Hill ‘repacking’ leads to pump repair
  13. What Does Hawaii Have In Common With These Red States? A Fear Of Direct Democracy
  14. Hawaii Said This Big Island Dad Abused His Son — Then Three Years Later Changed Its Mind
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Saturday, September 2, 2023
September 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 2387 Views
  1. New FBI-validated list includes names of 385 people unaccounted for after Lahaina wildfire--Governor had indicated it would be below 100
  2. Video shot by Lahaina residents appears to show roadblocks during fire evacuations
  3. BJ Penn: ‘Hawaii has always been a socialist, communist state, and it’s time to get out of it’
  4. Lahaina ‘not on the table’ as state tries to expedite housing projects
  5. Hawaii investigates unsolicited land offers
  6. Criminals who refuse to pay restitution are ‘Victims’
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Friday, September 1, 2023
September 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1335 Views
  1. Suit: Hawaii governor overreaches with housing crisis proclamation
  2. ‘We Are Dealing With Global Warming’: Hawaii Gov Once Again Blames Deadly Wildfire On Climate Change
  3. VIDEO: Where was Bissen while Lahaina Burned?
  4. UL Lab to Conduct Lahaina Investigation
  5. UHERO: Maui wildfire impacts and recovery challenges
  6. Green hopes ‘unaccounted for’ Maui fire list will drop below 50
  7. Former Mayor Defends Maui Emergency Management Director Who Resigned
  8. Maui unemployment soars nearly 2,000% versus 2022 numbers
  9. Red Hill Replacement Rush Job: Island Energy Services Completes Massive Fuel Storage Expansion
  10. Announcement: Hit Contract on Miske Informant
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Thursday, August 31, 2023
August 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 1216 Views
  1. Maui mayor faces calls to resign as questions about county’s wildfire response grow
  2. Maui mayor had to recuse himself from HECO suit because his daughter works for utility
  3. Concerns raised over lack of long-term affordable housing options for displaced Maui residents
  4. Lahainaluna to relocate to Kihei temporarily because DoE too slow to check for Enviro Hazards
  5. Koshiba Slammed: Homelessness is about Drugs, not Affordability
  6. North Shore shooting deaths involved an FBI confidential source
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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 1579 Views
  1. Maui Court Issues ‘Writ of Quo Warranto’ vs Green’s July 17 Housing Proclamation
  2. ‘Immediately Caught On’: Hawaii State Rep Slams Developers For Sweeping In ‘Like Vultures’ To Buy Land
  3. Maui fire update: House Oversight to launch inquiry into Biden handling of situation 
  4. Biden Nominates Federal Judges for Hawaii, CNMI
  5. U.S. EPA begins hazardous material removal work in Lahaina
  6. Maui mayor refuses to say where he was as Lahaina burned--‘not sure’ who was in charge at emergency management center
  7. Star-Adv: HECO, Maui need to work together to cover up wrongdoing
  8. OHA Blocked Bill Mandating Water Supply for Firefighting
  9. Ethics Investigation Targets Sen Keith-Agaran?
  10. Whistleblower? Lawyers seek ex-consultant’s files on what Hawaiian Electric knew about wildfire risks
  11. Wastewater Exec Milton Choy Gets only 3 1/2 Years Prison after Ratting Out ONLY 2 of 76 Legislators
  12. Gambling was allegedly one of Miske’s vices
  13. The Great Lahaina Fire Of 1919 Has Eerie Parallels To The Recent Blaze
  14. Parents urged to get children vaccinated as COVID-19 skyrockets in midst of Maui wildfires
  15. Experts debate legalizing recreational marijuana in Hawaii--Shrooms & Mollies Next
  16. Contract worth $2.5M awarded to remove Haiku Stairs
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
August 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 2036 Views
  1. Flashback: How Andaya was selected Maui Emergency Chief
  2. VIDEO: Stirring the Digestible Pot on ‘Augie T’s Guest List’
  3. Income tax reform would make Hawaii more affordable
  4. Some Lahaina fire survivors ‘still didn’t believe that it happened’
  5. ‘There’s going to be a lot blame in the next few years’
  6. Hawaii’s internet future depends on existing Jones Act exemption
  7. Green New Deal: Kaniela Ing Pleads No Contest--Campaign Spending Violations Again
  8. Keith Agaran: “I’m not wedded to staying in the Legislature.”
  9. Maui residents consider the unthinkable: Las Vegas, the 'ninth island'
  10. Maui struggles with "potentially catastrophic" tourism shortfall and growing economic toll after wildfires
  11. Global Warmers: We will exploit Lahaina Fire to raise your taxes and make electricity and fuel more expensive
  12. On-the-ground search for fire victims nearly over
  13. For 6,000 displaced West Maui residents, hotel rooms are their homes for now
  14. Landlords Legally Evicting Renters to House Family Members
  15. Maui’s Fire And Winds Also Took A Toll On Farmers And Ranchers
  16. Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission Expected to Open an Investigation of MECO Outages
  17. Former Navatek CEO Martin Kao appears to be gainfully employed again … at The Cheesecake Factory
  18. Work progresses on CSO decommissioning: Telescope Mirror to be Sent to Chile where Science is Valued
  19. Covid Outbreak Prompts Restrictions At Hawaii’s Largest Prison
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Monday, August 28, 2023
August 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 942 Views
  1. Blame Game: HECO Pushes Back Against Maui County Lawsuit
  2. FEMA Holds Employee Trainings on ‘White Supremacy’ As More Than 1,000 in Hawaii Remain Missing
  3. Fact Check: Joe Biden Embellishes Fire Story in Recent Remarks in Hawaii
  4. Star-Adv: DPP Fines Should Equal Bribes
  5. California’s catastrophic Camp Fire could suggest what’s ahead for Lahaina
  6. Lawyers Descend On Maui In Race For Clients Harmed By Wildfires
  7. Plans for displaced Lahaina students spur frustration
  8. Maui Fires: Upcoming Bankruptcy Spikes Visitor Costs To All Islands Except Kauai
  9. Civil Beat Retraction Needed
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Sunday, August 27, 2023
August 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 2503 Views
  1. Lahaina: “The county will wipe your property away and call it a success.” 
  2. Lahaina Still Locked Down As Search For Remains Nears Its End
  3. Questions remain over Maui County’s response on Aug. 8
  4. Puna to become Squatterland?  Few insurance options remain for residents in lava zones 1 and 2
  5. Okimoto pushes for less scrutiny of new pay hikes
  6. Disbarred attorney Gary Dubin unwilling to pay, loses his own attorney
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Saturday, August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 PM :: 748 Views
  1. Hundreds of Military Personnel Helping in Lahaina Fire Zone
  2. ‘Sorry … Mr. President’: Hawaiian Business Torches Biden’s Wildfire Response With Viral Marquis Message
  3. DoH, Kapiolani Hospital Ink Abortion Pill Deal
  4. Last Shelter Closed: Lahaina Survivors in Hotels
  5. Darryl Oliveira hired as interim director of Maui Emergency Management Agency
  6. 100 Found: But List of Lahaina Fire missing is ‘subset of a larger list’
  7. Bare electrical wire and leaning poles on Maui were possible cause of deadly fires
  8. Leaks in destroyed structures siphoned firefight water
  9. Hawaii municipal bonds take a plunge
  10. Fuel to be pumped into Red Hill pipes before defueling tanks
  11. Health Department warns of COVID uptick on Maui, statewide
  12. Cyberattack shutters Hawaii telescopes for more than 2 weeks
  13. State agencies begin transfer of Act 90 lands
  14. Kauai Council Tries to Block Homeless from Flying In
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Friday, August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 1101 Views
  1. Do Lahaina Property Owners Have the Right to Rebuild?
  2. County of Maui files lawsuit against HECO
  3. VIDEO: Supreme Court denies Lahaina Fire Water mismanaged
  4. To Tackle Highest Housing Costs in the Country, Hawaii's Governor Declares YIMBY Martial Law
  5. Hawaiian Electric Stock Plunges After Dividends Suspended
  6. Flip-Flop:  AG office suddenly claims no limits on fire investigation
  7. HIEMA head: It took hours for state to understand full scope of Lahaina disaster
  8. Frustrated teachers confront Board of Education
  9. Why Many Patients Are Stuck In Hospitals Waiting For Long-Term Care Beds
  10. Gay Liquor examiner files federal lawsuit against city
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Thursday, August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 880 Views
  1. How Many Children Died?  2,025 Lahaina students not enrolled in Schools
  2. PHOTOS: FEMA officials staying at Wailea luxury hotels amid recovery efforts in Lahaina
  3. Rally at the State Capitol, urging reinstatement of former Hawaii water deputy who delayed firefighting water
  4. Visitors implored to come back as Maui job cuts soar     
  5. When you donate money to Maui, what's the process for distributing funds?   
  6. Maui Fire Victims Pursue Legal Tactic That Led to $13.5 Billion California Settlement
  7. Initial Tests Show Water In Maui Burn Zones Is Within Safety Guidelines
  8. 300 Gather Plotting to Release Hawaii’s ‘Heroic’ Criminals
  9. Total failure of Mental Health Care System: Brain Damaged Mental Case Left Homeless for 25 Years--Finally Hangs Himself
  10. City proposes greater fines for ‘monster homes’
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
August 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:25 PM :: 2588 Views
  1. DLNR Faked 'Reassignment' of Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water
  2. Senate Special Session Confirms Four Judicial Appointments
  3. HHFDC: 900 Housing Options for Fire Victims
  4. DBEDT Releases 2022 Hawaii Data Book
  5. 30 Years later--Varona Village Redevelopment Begins
  6. Sen Gil-Keith-Agaran Seeking Personal Profit from Lahaina Fires  
  7. As Maui burned, Hawaii’s top emergency management officials were at a Waikiki conference
  8. NYT: Lahaina inferno began after firefighters departed ‘contained’ scene
  9. Lahaina: Deadly Gridlock Caused by Bumbled Road Closures
  10. Maui County Council Hears Grief And Rage From Fire Survivors Demanding Accountability
  11. All single-story residential structures searched in Lahaina
  12. As tourism drops officials worry about rest of Maui
  13. LOL! Ken Lawson Kicked off UH Manoa Campus
  14. Child-‘Oriented’: Drag show set for Honokaa
  15. Hawaiian Homes Report Eyes Geothermal On Maunakea, Kohala
  16. Hilo jail expansion should be complete in December
  17. TheHandi-Van use recovers from COVID with less reliable service
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
August 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 1911 Views
  1. Lahaina Fire: 737 People ‘Not Found’, 115 Dead
  2. Maui Financial Ruin Next As Visitors Plummet/Unemployment Skyrockets
  3. Lawsuit seeks to upend reassignment of water deputy who delayed firefighting water
  4. Hawaiian Cultural practitioners Want to use eminent Domain to Seize Land and turn Lahaina into a Better Tourist Attraction
  5. Thousands Displaced After Maui Fires Exacerbate Homelessness
  6. Homeowners Take back Seat to Contracts and Lawyers: Once search for remains is complete, clean-up of Lahaina’s hazards will be a daunting task
  7. Contracts: Hawai‘i DOT to use federal funds for utterly useless 30,000 foot dust fence that will encircle Lahaina
  8. Contracts: Canec becomes lame excuse for Toxic Ash Hysteria
  9. HECO ‘Undergrounding’ Means Rate Hikes Coming
  10. Kingdom of Atooi case heading to trial after motion to dismiss is denied
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Monday, August 21, 2023
August 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 1405 Views
  1. Job losses mount on Maui, but anti-tourism could block recovery
  2. Islands Have a Disaster-Response Problem What Puerto Rico portends for Maui
  3. Maui Council to Meet Tuesday: ‘Developing a comprehensive recovery and resilience plan’
  4. Pop-up homes coming to people whose homes were burnt down on Maui
  5. Lawyers Lahaina Fire Feeding Frenzy: Multiple Complaints Filed
  6. Sea Level ‘Projections’ Used to jack up Cost of Housing Construction on Kauai 
  7. Charter amendments would address raises for elected officials--but Okimoto Chickens Out
  8. After Seven Expensive Years as a Bum Flop, Uncle Billy’s Hotel to Finally be Demolished?
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Sunday, August 20, 2023
August 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 2068 Views
  1. Maui fire will reshape Hawaiian Electric
  2. Coverup: Green Steers Lahaina Investigation Away from Criminality
  3. Hawaii Legislators Have Long Shortchanged Wildfire Protection: ‘We Could Have Saved Lives’
  4. 1,000 Missing?  Hope is hard to let go after Maui fire, as odds wane over reuniting with still-missing loved ones
  5. Why Maui's rebuilding effort will be so expensive  
  6. Maui Wildfire Burns Down Carpenters Union Barriers To Affordable Prefab Home Building
  7. Bankruptcy? HECO Survival Dependent on Disaster Relief Loans
  8. Why Don`t We Underground All Transmission Lines?
  9. Lawyers’ Liability Booster: Broken Pipe Make for Unsafe Water
  10. Real Reporters from mainland Remind us how local media is controlled by political insiders
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
August 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 3151 Views
  1. VIDEO: Green Address on Lahaina Fire, Rebuild
  2. Hawaii’s Green Agenda Primed State for One of the Deadliest Wildfires in History
  3. Hawai’i County Police Officer Arrested for Burglary and Assault
  4. Schatz Exploits ‘Toxic’ Hysteria: Lahaina fire debris could be worth $1B to my Campaign Contributors-Homeowners will have to stay out for one year while we …uh…’clean up’
  5. Race Underway To Literally Glue Down Lahaina Fire Ash Before Rains Wash Campaign Contributors Dreams Into The Ocean
  6. Lahaina Residents to Green: “Your plan is not the plan. The plan gotta come from the people of Lahaina.”
  7. Lahaina: Restore Sunshine Law for Rebuild
  8. Up to 1,300 Missing: ‘How Many Children Died?’
  9. Death toll in Lahaina rises to 114
  10. ‘Premature’ to hold Special Session On Maui Fires
  11. CYA: State Told Maui Emergency Office It Should Consider Sounding Sirens Before Fire Spread
  12. Lahaina Fire: Meth-Addicted Homeless Looters Allowed to Remain in Burn Zone--Everybody Else ordered out
  13. Nine Years Later: HART still waiting for $125 million
  14. Top Three Years: Bosses Fired,  More Overtime Scams at State Hospital
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Friday, August 18, 2023
August 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 1772 Views
  1. Death Toll 1,000? About 45% of Lahaina searched “Probably still over 1,000” residents remain unaccounted
  2. Lahaina Rebuild to be Sole Focus of Governor’s Housing Emergency Task Force for next 60 Days
  3. Maui water pumps can work without HECO power
  4. UH Ethnic Studies Department Outraged at Removal of Hawaiian Activist who Refused Water for Firefighting
  5. Dozens of Hawaiian Activists Gather to Defend Official After he Allegedly Refused Water to Firefighters
  6. Money Grubbing Criminal and Ex-Con Al Hee Seeks to Exploit Lahaina Fire for Personal Gain
  7. “It’s insulting to think that people would be that clueless”
  8. Maui Fire Survivors Seeking Federal Assistance Face Bureaucratic Nightmare
  9. Feds to investigate cause of Lahaina fire  
  10. Hawaii Electric, While Failing to Act on Fire Prevention, Had Cozy Ties to Regulators
  11. Trying to climb out of another Miske rabbit hole
  12. 3 big differences between 1960 Hawaii electors, 2020 GA Trump electors
  13. State Ag Corporation Hires New Leader 
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Thursday, August 17, 2023
August 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:45 PM :: 4983 Views
  1. Honolulu District Courthouse Closed for Weekend due to Emergency 'Structural Assessment'
  2. Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures—Not Climate Change
  3. State Energy Officials: Hawaiian Electric Prioritized State-Mandated Green-Energy Push over Wildfire Prevention
  4. Locals lash out against Biden’s visit to Maui after deadly wildfires: ‘I don’t want him here’
  5. To Protect HECO, State not pursuing criminal probe of Maui fire
  6. Hawaiian Electric Is in Talks With Restructuring Firms
  7. Ignored warnings, hubris, slow response fueled America's deadliest wildfire in a century
  8. Maui emergency official makes excuses for decision not to sound sirens; Confirmed deaths now at 111
  9. Maui’s emergency management director was at Oahu conference as wildfires raged
  10. Only 1,300 households registered with FEMA
  11. Maui Tourist Arrivals Down 80% Thanks to Celebrutard Misinformation
  12. A Hawaii Mother Haunted By The Brutal Killing Of One Child Tries To Hold Onto Another
  13. DoTax: Bankrupt Reverse Mortgage Lender Did not Pay Hawaii Income Taxes for Eight Years
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