Thursday, February 29, 2024
Hawaii Daily News Read

Current Articles | Archives

Saturday, November 7, 2009
November 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:50 AM :: 9352 Views

"The fix is in" for Honolulu Police Chief

The commission-appointed selection committee ... presented its list of the top four finalists to the commission on Wednesday. The four are HPD Capt. Louis Kealoha of the Juvenile Services Division and HPD Acting Chief Paul Putzulu, along with Commander Gary Yamashiroya of the Chicago Police Department and Commander Harry Markley of the Phoenix Police Department.


Camp acknowledged when it came to light that the two were added, rumors ran rampant within the department, causing some to speculate the selection process may have been manipulated to include the mayor's choice for police chief. The mayor, who ap- pointed the police commissioners, was traveling to Manila and unavailable for comment yesterday.

Camp said she received "a lot of calls from the selection committee members that they were upset that there was a perception there was a fix in."

Camp blamed the commission's executive director for calling, without her OK, those who did not make what he thought was the final four on the committee list. She summed it up as a gaffe in communication.

read more

2 quit Honolulu police chief selection panel when commission expands list of finalists to 6

ADV version gets to the point: Two members of a police chief selection committee tendered resignations to the Honolulu Police Commission after learning that the commission had chosen to name six people as finalists rather than four as the committee had recommended.

Names added: Assistant Chief Debora Tandal, Assistant Chief Delbert Tatsuyama 

(Speculation is that Mufi wants to shore up female voting support by naming Tandal...But given the history within the HPD, it is hard to believe that is all that is at work here.)

read more

Negotiations over teacher furloughs prove pointless

HONOLULU - Twin lawsuits filed by parents seeking to halt Hawaii's teacher furloughs face a pivotal federal court hearing after settlement negotiations foundered this week.

One of the lawyers representing the parents, Eric Seitz, said Monday's hearing could be raucous.

This week, U.S. District Judge David Ezra held settlement talks with state lawyers. Seitz and Carl Varady, who represents eight special education students and their parents, said Ezra told them Thursday that no out-of-court resolution was forthcoming.

Ezra is acting as a special master overseeing the settlement talks.

Varady said he and Seitz will on Monday seek a preliminary injunction halting further teacher furloughs until a trial can be held.

SB Version: Educators accused of unethical conduct


AP: Judge Ezra's furlough settlement talks near

Furloughs: Advertiser sides with “sustainability” billionaires against “Save our Sports” 

read more

Senate to grill DOE on stimulus

House Speaker Calvin Say joined state education officials and Gov. Linda Lingle in calling for a reopening of the Hawaii State Teachers Association contract to renegotiate terms to restore furlough days.

In a written statement, HSTA President Wil Okabe said the union was "not opposed" to renegotiating the contract. "However, we are perplexed by the calls for HSTA to reopen the contract and renegotiate the terms without any viable options being proposed."

(That's right, using "professional development" days is not a "viable option" only tax increases and raids on special funds would be "viable" because the HSTA/DoE 17-Friday strike is just a management/labor ploy to force a tax increase.)

read more

Maui Legislators: Need plan to end crisis, furloughs

And the have a plan.  Two plans!

1) Duck and cover

2) Blame Lingle

Oh but they have plenty excuses....

HGEA vs HSTA: The coming legislative budget crisis

Furloughs: How Unions and the DoE aim to co-opt protesting parents

Furloughs: Advertiser sides with “sustainability” billionaires against “Save our Sports”

read more

ADV wins prize for funniest Obama propaganda: "10.2% jobless rate signals slow rally"


From George Obama's "2009"

ADV: Aid extended for Isles' unemployed

REALITY: 10% Unemployment Shows Objective Failure of Obama Stimulus

read more

Program for 'clean campaign' confuses

The (public funding) range from $37,795 for each candidate running in the primary election for the 6th District of Ka'u to a low of $752 for people seeking the 8th District seat representing North Kona.  ("Clean" elections = "elect Jacobson".  In no other district will it be worth while to participate.)

RELATED: 'Clean Elections' activist nailed by Campaign Spending Commission

read more

Shakedown: Hawaiians aim to halt land sale

Shelley Stephens of Mountain View said she's been in contact with the U.S. Department of the Interior, and a representative in its Office of Hawaiian Relations recommended the face-to-face meeting. 

Same group of hustlers, different land deal:  Kuleana Plots Saved from the 'Stewards of Jesus'

read more

9-11 Trooothers in Hilo: Controversy erupts as veterans parade nears

The 9-11 trooothers, anti-Superferry protesters, and anti-DU scammers of the so-called Maul Aina Peace Center, led by so-called "psychopath" Jim Albertini will be counter demonstration against the Veterans Day Parade in Hilo today.  They have lots of excuses justifications and rationalizations.

Hawaii TEA Party will be joining the parade to support the troops against the trooothers.  read more

Former Advertiser journalist and anti-Superferry protester Joan Conrow (who recently convicted backed drug dealer Ralph Dedman in his effort to seize a single family house under construction on Kauai) writes in support of the anti-DU scammers here: Hilo Veterans’ Day parade hit with depleted uranium and at the Hawaii Independent.  Feel free to leave a comment at either site.

ALSO: Pohakuloa protesters: Marines are "Dirty Bumbs"


Honolulu Symphony broke, ends season

Citing mounting debts and lackluster revenues, the Honolulu Symphony said it will file for bankruptcy protection and may lay off half of its musicians. The 109-year-old symphony, which bills itself as the oldest American orchestra west of the Rockies, said it will cancel all of its November and December concerts and made no guarantees that the rest of its 2009-10 season would go on.

read more

Obama holiday visit still a rumor

During a July luau at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama told Cha Thompson of Tihati Productions, whose entertainers performed at the event, that the first family was planning to return to the Islands in December....

University of Hawaii anthropology professor emeritus and Obama family friend Alice Dewey said she, too, was told by a mutual acquaintance and others that the president and his family would be coming to Hawaii next month, but no details were provided.

read more

SB: Danger signs emerged before Army rampage (no Jihadi to see here, just move along)

From the comments: This has got to be one of the most hypocritical editorials ever to appear in the Star Bulletin. The reason nobody questions radical Muslims like Hasan is because liberal elitists like the Star Bulletin editorial writers have made us a nation obsessed with being politically correct. Had Hasan been questioned or investigated those same liberals would be screaming about "racial profiling" and "religious intolerance."

But look on the bright side: The Star-Bulletin is losing money every day....

REALITY: Alleged Ft Hood shooter allegedly praised suicide bombers, other Muslim shooters

read more


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Moms for Liberty

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii