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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 9755 Views
  1. Heritage Foundation to Tour Honolulu, Laie, Kona, Hilo Jan 31-Feb 2
  2. ALEC: Hawaii Ranks C+ in Education Reform
  3. “Concerning Public Lands” 14 Executive Orders Suddenly Appear on Abercrombie Website
  4. HTA: Visitor Industry Showed Strong Growth in 2011
  5. Honolulu Habitat for Humanity Hosting Informational Meetings
  6. Soros May Benefit From White House’s Natural Gas Proposal
  7. Molokai Resident: Our community have been battered by the same folks shoving their agendas
  8. Snake Bill: Hearing Wednesday
  9. Abercrombie Appoints Barbara Yamashita as DHS Deputy Director
  10. Testimony Tracking System: Abercrombie Personally Reviewing All State Agency Legislative Testimony
  11. Poll: Hirono 46, Lingle 39
  12. Hirono Campaign Blasts Civil Beat Poll
  13. HGEA blasts Carlisle, Cayetano
  14. RTTT: UHPA Lawyer Outlines Case Against HSTA
  15. Tenure: Legislators Just Yanking HSTA’s Chain
  16. Police Report Shows UH Perfesser had Lame Story after 2007 Prostitution Bust
  17. UH West Oahu chancellor sidestepped required financial disclosure
  18. Shippers seeking exemption from Jones Act requirement
  19. Model for Hawaii? Nevada Casinos Lose $14B, owe $51B in debt
  20. Price of Discrimination: House, Senate Candidates Unable To File On Opening Day
  21. Council Candidates Outraise Carlisle, Caldwell
  22. Hawaii GOP's Wish List At The Ledge
  23. A Bill to Stop Mitch Kahle?
  24. Convicted Cocaine Dealer Weakens Law Protecting Roadside Emergency Responders
  25. Hawaii Taxpayers Owe $8.2 Million for Claims Against the State
  26. Bill requires Hawaii Retailers to develop crowd control safety plans for large sales
  27. Thursday Hearing on Hawaii Bill to Remove Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis
  28. Alert: Another bill would strip consumers right to know about current and past complaints
  29. CB: Lawmakers Pass ‘Fast Track’ Bills for Med School Funds and University Revenue Bonds
  30. Hawaii could collect $27M to $35M more vacation rental taxes
  31. Star-Adv: Pets Stores should be banned from Selling Puppies
  32. Charter School Rejoices at Departure of Review Panel Members
  33. Scammers Calling Democrat Donors Asking for Contributions
  34. MADD Hails Success of Ignition Interlock Program
  35. Last Pro Bowl attracts 12.5 million viewers
  36. UH plans biosafety lab at Kalaeloa
  37. State Civil Defense hires new vice director
  38. UH “scientists” Unprecedented ocean acidity is due to humans’ CO2
  39. IT Helps Foodland Cope With Challenging Geography
  40. $150,000 to be Wasted on Electric Cars
  41. Marine gets jail time, reduced rank in hazing case
  42. Pork Barrel Express: United to fly daily from Honolulu to D.C
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Monday, January 30, 2012
January 30, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 12061 Views
  1. Heritage Foundation to Tour Honolulu, Laie, Kona, Hilo Jan 31-Feb 2
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 30
  3. Tesoro? With Cash in Hand, Chevron Considers Options
  4. Natural Gas to Gasoline: A firm claims to have a cheaper way to harness natural gas
  5. CB: Jan. 30 — Bills of Interest
  6. CB: Guide To The 2012 Elections
  7. Case, Hirono Tied for U.S. Senate Nomination
  8. UHPA: Abercrombie can Unilaterally Impose RTTT Requirements on HSTA
  9. State, Pacific Command, Gas Company All Eyeing Tesoro Refinery
  10. PUC Allows Another Mainland Industrial Solar Contractor to Loot Ratepayers, taxpayers
  11. HB2400: Prioritize Geothermal, Break Up HECO
  12. HGEA Fail: State ordered to keep up with food stamp needs
  13. Hawaii Soda Tax Would Not Reduce Obesity
  14. Pro-Bowl Contract expires Thanks to Neil Abercrombie
  15. 'Housekeeping' bills aim to clarify civil unions law
  16. Progressives outline their Successful Effort to Keep Welfare Recipients on Drugs
  17. Bone Marrow Drive on Guam, not Hawaii
  18. Web Dossier Bill Stalled in Hawaii Legislature
  19. HB2751 Would Make it Illegal to act like Atheist in Legislature
  20. SB2561: Hawaii May Ban Fundraisers During Session
  21. Trust offering leasehold conversion at 4 condos
  22. Tawhiri Windfarm Appeal of PUC Ruling Dismissed
  23. EJ Dionne Denounces Obama Right of Conscience Decision
  24. Joel Osteen in Hawaii Feb 3
  25. Youth concussion rules reviewed
  26. Hawaii-based Marine accused of hazing Marine who committed suicide appears in court
  27. Hawaii County Council and the Emperor’s New Building Codes (Bill 270)
  28. In Effort to Reelect Kenoi, Hawaii County Officials Start Making Elections Worker case Cost Lots of Money
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Letters to the Editor January, 2012
By Letters to the Editor @ 3:08 AM :: 12035 Views
  • Molokai Resident: Our community have been battered by the same folks shoving their agendas
  • Tenure is Important to Teacher Retention
  • Molokai Supports Yacht
  • Monk Seals and NOAA's Hidden Agenda
  • Village Atheist Loves the Sound of His Own Voice
  • Christians Not Welcome
  • Why is HSTA Contract Kept From Public?
  • Origins of Division
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Sunday, January 29, 2012
January 29, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:12 PM :: 12592 Views
  1. FHA Bringing Subprime Jumbo Mortgages to Hawaii
  2. "The Haoles are with us" -- Occupy Kauai Working to Take Over KIUC
  3. KOS: The Curiously Conservative and Nepotistic Network of Tulsi Gabbard
  4. Kapolei Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Hospital Closure
  5. Teacher: Tenure is Important to Teacher Retention
  6. Undermining Economic Recovery
  7. Marumoto Introduces Three Bills to Deal with Eccentric Billionaire
  8. Hawaii Cacao Festival at Haleiwa January 29
  9. Legislators Consider Giving Land, Financial backing to Corrupt School Bus Companies, Loosening Safety Requirements
  10. Tokuda Outlines DoE’s Desperate, Futile Efforts to Save RTTT
  11. Star-Adv: Legislators Have Chance to Make Sure no Charters like Laupahoehoe are Ever Approved Again
  12. Carlisle: Rail Planners have been Considering need for Another Massive GE Tax Increase Since 2007
  13. Hirono: Social Security not Going Bankrupt, But I want to Raise Taxes Anyway
  14. Consultant Dreams up Ways to Give Billions to DoE School Construction Contractors
  15. Ouansafi Fails to Secure Public Housing, Four Stabbed, One dead: Micronesians Blamed
  16. HPD Major recorded talking with key witness in Gambling, Meth Racket
  17. Hawaii Introduces Legislation for Legal Online Gambling
  18. Borreca Outlines Legislative Plans for Big Cable, Big Wind
  19. Cataluna Likes Mayoral Field
  20. Hotel sector experiencing solid gains
  21. 500-day repair project due for sewer lines in Waikiki
  22. Aiea pet store target of protest for second week
  23. St. Louis parade on Iraq War's end draws thousands
  24. Rep Gene Ward Announcement of International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  25. Better Government Hawaii State House Minority Bill Package
  26. 400 Military Reservists to set up Free Clinics on Kauai
  27. Memorial Service for HPD Officer Davis
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
January 28, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:34 PM :: 8662 Views
  1. NRA: Gun Bills to Watch Out For as Hawaii Legislature Picks up Steam
  2. Abercrombie Releases $15.6 Million for CIP Projects
  3. Applicants Wanted for Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions
  4. VIDEO: Prostitution at Home of Leftist UH Perfesser since 2007
  5. Marc Alexander admits Affair With Consenting Adult Female
  6. After Raising Legislative Pay, Hanabusa Pretends to Ask for Congressional Pay Cut
  7. Bag Tax to be Heard Next Week
  8. 100 Energy Bills in Legislature: Complete Rundown
  9. SB2240: Taskforce Members Need not be Ethical
  10. Hawaii lawmakers are considering extending businesses unemployment tax relief through 2012
  11. Legislators Wouldn’t Give Money to HMC, but they will Pay $1.5M for Extra Ambulances
  12. Will Legislators Clean Up Last Year’s Mess?
  13. Bill calls for mandatory meal breaks for full-time workers
  14. Gov’s Request Would Mean No School Buses on Oahu
  15. Superferry to Come Back -- With Deck Guns?
  16. ACLU: Luddites have 1st Amendment Right to Porta-potties, Sleep-Overs
  17. A Look At How the City's Storing Homeless Property
  18. Hawaiian singer pleads no contest to sexually molesting 2 Carson girls in 1990s
  19. Guard Convicted for Giving Cellfone to Dope Pusher
  20. Ocean report: Polluted waters off Hawaii
  21. 2% land fund amendment on ballot
  22. Pro Bowl deserves to be 'leid' to rest
  23. SA to Kona Farmers: Sit Down and Shut Up
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Friday, January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 16517 Views
  1. Bias: NOAA Admits Overestimating Fish Catch, Adopts New System
  2. Hawaii's 2012 Business Tax Climate Ranks 35th
  3. Hawaii Oily Bilge Water: Horizon Lines forks over $1.5M to Enviros
  4. Progressive Dems Petition Emily's List to Dump Gabbard
  5. Hawaii Safe Routes to School Challenge
  6. US-Build requirement for ships: Dilemma for Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, and Puerto Rico
  7. Rosanne Barr to Run for President
  8. Rush for Federal Funds and Publicity Causes $19M Rail Change Order
  9. Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back
  10. HB2260: Bag Tax to Steal $24M from Consumers
  11. Abercrombie continues push for single-payer health care
  12. Mufi $294K, Tulsi $203K
  13. Lawmakers defer action on Internet monitoring bill
  14. 3 charter school panel members resign in protest after BoE Rejects HSTA Scheme to Kill Laupahoehoe School
  15. HB1668 Abolishes Teacher tenure
  16. HB1667: A $500 raise for Teachers
  17. Hawaii House will not hear any bills requiring drug testing for welfare recipients this year
  18. HART awards design contract for Airport Section of Honolulu Rail Transit Route, grand total of 15 Jobs created
  19. SA Hands out Instructions to Pro-Bowl Negotiators
  20. Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Cuts Lobbying Expenses as Hope for Akaka Bill Fades
  21. Dods – Horner – Harrison: Meet Your Next Ruler
  22. Superferries parked in Norfolk now belong to Navy, One Headed back to Pacific
  23. Molokai Resident Speaks out Against Activists
  24. Sovereignty Activist Pleads 5th in Theft of Old Man’s Estate, Mortgage Scam
  25. Rapist, Murderer Was Multiple Repeat Offender
  26. Sotomayor Schedule in Hawaii
  27. Human Trafficking: Same Prosecutor, Same Error, Same Result
  28. Russian tourism organization joins efforts of HiTA
  29. Kyo-Ya Zoning Appeal Recessed for Two Weeks
  30. $10B Captive: Hawaii licenses 10 new captive insurers in 2011
  31. Feds Claim to Save Monk Seals from Sharks
  32. EPA: Palm Oil not Acceptable Source of Bio-Diesel
  33. 147 Photos of Hawaii's Vietnam War Heroes Still Needed
  34. Univ. of Hawaii settles data breach class action
  35. UH Hilo College of Pharmacy seeks $38M
  36. Court Interpreter Applicants Wanted for Orientation Workshop
  37. Electric-Car Firm That Received Biden Visit and $118M in Stimulus Funds Files for Bankruptcy
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
January 26, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:26 PM :: 20292 Views
  1. Report: Hawaii Scores D- on Teacher Quality
  2. HOPE for the Criminal Justice System
  3. HB2288: State to Track the Websites You Visit?
  4. HB2288: Cybercrime Bill to be Heard Jan 26
  5. New Name: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
  6. Investigators Claim Leftist UH Professor Runs Volcano Girls Escort Service
  7. Lingle, Flush With Cash And On Message
  8. Matayoshi: We feel there is a very small window, and it’s closing…
  9. Taken For A Ride: Roberts Hawaii's Very Own Race to the Top of School Bus Biz
  10. Your Magnificent DoE: Another Principal Put on Leave over Financial Impropriety
  11. HGEA may file complaint against state over contract talks
  12. Hawaii gaming supporter wants to place slot machines at Honolulu convention center
  13. Hawaii to Reconsider Internet Poker
  14. Rep Mele Carroll Pushes Bill would allow gambling on homestead land—DHHL Appreciates Support
  15. Inouye is Draw at Washington Lobbyist’s Dinner
  16. Truth in Accounting Explains Hawaii's Nightmarish Finances
  17. Slater: City is Intentionally Dragging Out Rail Case
  18. House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Force HMC to Stay Closed
  19. Bill before Hawaii Legislature would require drug testing for public housing tenants
  20. Rep Coffman Proposes Russian-Style privatization of Electric Power Plants
  21. HECO Still Trying to Soak Ratepayers for Big Wind Studies
  22. Honolulu Seawater A/C adds high-rise customer
  23. Hawaii Ranks Low in ID Theft
  24. New Hawaii homeless count underway
  25. A Fan Wonders If Hawaii’s Governor Lost Future Pro Bowls?
  26. Food Trucks Hungry For More Time
  27. Forbes: Honolulu 3rd Safest City in US
  28. Foreclosure-related home sales rise 23%
  29. Property taxes: Who should pay?
  30. Planeload of Chinese Visitors Arrives on Kauai
  31. After 18 years, Hawaii County Finally Gets Around to Leasing Ag Lands
  32. Sen. Baker to Coffee Growers: Focus on Borer Beetle Not Your Brand
  33. Papua New Guinea Rebels Order PM to Step Aside
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
January 25, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:37 PM :: 14823 Views
  1. Lingle Raises $1.7M for Senate Run
  2. Abercrombie to Tesoro: Drop Dead
  3. DoE: Legislature Could Impose Teacher Evaluation Rejected by HSTA
  4. Hawaii College Debt Lowest in Nation
  5. Ted Liu Elected to Republican National Committee
  6. Sea Level Projections to Determine Oceanfront Setbacks?
  7. Okabe Apologizes after Teachers Reject Contract by 2-1 Margin
  8. New Name: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
  9. Heritage Foundation to Tour Honolulu, Laie, Kona, Hilo Jan 31-Feb 2
  10. Hawaii March 13 Republican Presidential Caucus Locations
  11. Legislature Must Act: Teachers Bad Faith Must Have Consequences
  12. Carlisle: $740M Tax Hike Needed to Secure Federal Funds for rail
  13. Carlisle: Even if Rail is not Built, You’re Not Getting that Money Back
  14. Jobless rate up to highest in 15 months
  15. Isle bone marrow transplant program also deserves rescue
  16. ERS: 674 Employees Spike Pensions Costing $39M
  17. Over Past 10 Years, Hawaii Pension Investments At Bottom of Pack
  18. Hawaii GOP Still Looking For CD2 Candidate
  19. Cachola, Mizuno, Manahan Play Musical Chairs
  20. BoE Rejects HSTA Sabotage, Laupahoehoe Allowed Charter Conversion
  21. State DOD investigates toxic work environment
  22. Fontaine Factor Sex Trafficking in Hawaii
  23. Non-Profits Push Back Against Property Tax Hike
  24. NFL flags Hawaii governor’s Pro Bowl comments
  25. Obama, Hanabusa, Inouye: Navy to Shovel Money to Green Energy Scammers
  26. Spinning Reserve: Big Cable Would Increase Pollution from Oil Burning Plants
  27. State Pushes Back Against Federal Monk Seal Protections
  28. Abercrombie Bond Sale Handled by Same Crew Which Stuck Hawaii With Deadbeat Student Loans
  29. Hawaii Minimum Wage to be Tied to Federal Poverty Level
  30. Medical Dope Pushers Take Aim at Returning Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans
  31. Invasive Species: Snowy Owl Exterminated in Hawaii
  32. FWS Seeks Comments on Petition to List`I`iwi as Threatened or Endangered
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
January 24, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:51 PM :: 15806 Views
  1. Hirono, Hanabusa Vote for $1.2 Trillion More Federal Debt
  2. House GOP: Abercrombie Leads us into Deficit Next Year
  3. Gun Owners: Help Tom Berg Repeal the Koko Shooting Complex Fees
  4. 60% State of the State Speech ‘Well Below Average’
  5. Borreca: If you work for state government, yesterday's speech was all about you
  6. Ego Games: Abercrombie Strokes Say, Tsutsui
  7. After Letting HMC Die, Legislators Finally Get Around to Backing Organ Transplant Center
  8. Parroting HECO, Abercrombie Blames Hawaii Electric Rates on Non-Existent Singapore Speculators
  9. Green Energy Scammers Freak out Over Natural Gas
  10. HB2400: HECO Should Only Own Transmission Lines
  11. Hunters protest Abercrombie’s Watershed Management restrictions
  12. Many Will be Moved to make Way for Malama Solomon’s Senate Seat
  13. SB2210: Clayton Hee Introduces Waikiki Casino Bill
  14. Doubtful future of game dulls Pro Bowl fervor
  15. Rail has Already Cost Taxpayers $800M
  16. Carroll Campaign Manager: Cayetano is the Devil
  17. Donor Fears Non-Profit CEOs Will Steal Contribution
  18. Nine Years Later, City Ordered to Pay $2.8M Settlement for Retaliation
  19. Big Cable Would Bring Five Times More Wind Farm Scams to Hawaii
  20. Laupahoehoe charter school fight continues after HSTA Contract Defeat
  21. Abercrombie “Done Waiting for the HSTA”
  22. Federal Judge Slaps Hawaii with Injunction for Food Stamp Delays
  23. Hawaii minimum raise could rise $1 over 2 years
  24. Police Officer's Death Increases Push For "Move Over" Bill
  25. House Labor committee chips away at the Sunshine law, and adds special headache clause
  26. Berg Raises Zero for 2011
  27. Kauai Beach Cleanup Does Not Find Any Plastic Bags
  28. Fired County Worker Pulls Political Strings, Gets 4 Hours of Kauai Council Time
  29. Hawaii Co Council Candidates Line Up for Public Funding
  30. Hawaii Ties Nevada for Least Toxic Waste
  31. Court approval expected for Waikiki Edition hotel reorganization
  32. Mokulele One Stop to England Starting May 6
  33. Finns in Honolulu Given Opportunity to Vote for Finnish President
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Monday, January 23, 2012
January 23, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 14248 Views
  1. HB127: Will Legislature Vote to Keep HMC Hospitals Closed?
  2. Heritage Foundation to Tour Honolulu, Laie, Kona, Hilo Jan 31-Feb 2
  3. Lingle: Officer Davis Put his Life in Jeopardy to Save Others
  4. FULL TEXT: State of the State Speech
  5. Star-Adv: Second-Time Felony Dope Pushers Should Get Probation, Not Prison
  6. Was Rejected Contract's Performance Pay Really Performance Pay?
  7. Victory could derail $5.27 billion project
  8. Hawaii lawmakers to decide on appropriations for organ transplants
  9. Ed Case Launches First TV Ad
  10. Barrel Tax: Billionaire’s Flunkey Complains about Money, Power and Politics Shaping Public Policy
  11. Green Energy Scammers: Triple Barrel tax to Pay us to Cook Up More Scams
  12. House Labor Committee Tightens Secrecy on Public Employees
  13. Lack of financing stalls high school in South Maui
  14. Human Trafficking Legislation Faces Triple Hearings
  15. Five Ag Bills Before Legislature
  16. As Foreclosure Bills Propose Amendment, Lawyers Suddenly Say They’re Ready to Mediate
  17. U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet changes command
  18. Monsanto Responds as Maui Occupy Group Launches Demonstration
  19. Eco Religion Still Claiming Ocean is Becoming Acidic
  20. Geothermal test will pour water into volcano to make power
  21. Anahola DHHL Land is Home of Hawaii’s Largest Industrial Solar development
  22. JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines sign partnership; lets passengers fly on both carriers on 1 ticket
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
January 22, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 11452 Views
  1. Hawaii March for Life TODAY -- Jan 22
  2. Molokai Video: 160 Officers Outnumber 80 Protesters, Cruise Ship Enters Harbor
  3. Using the Tax System to Hide Spending and Shift Burden
  4. Gingrich Sweeps South Carolina
  5. 21 Gambling Bills Before Legislature
  6. NRA Targets Pro and Anti Gun Bills before Hawaii Legislature
  7. Video: Sen Sam Slom First News Conference of Session
  8. IAM Video: Molokai Proposes Alternatives to Big Wind
  9. Star-Adv: It is all but impossible to Unify Behind Educational Reform
  10. Abercrombie Budget: Fake it to Look Good This Year, Then Deficits Loom
  11. Pro-Gay Unions Divorce Lawyer: Institution of Marriage is Coming to Abrupt End
  12. EUTF Forks out $10M to Keep State Retirees on More Expensive Pharmacy System, Legislators Consider Raiding EUTF Fund
  13. Namuo Again Moots Proposal to Have Obama Recognize Akaka Tribe Without Congressional Approval
  14. Painters Union Pushing to Legalize Gambling
  15. WaPo: Hawaii teachers reject contract in ‘blow’ to Race to the Top
  16. Film, TV Production Spending Drops 54% After Election of Abercrombie
  17. President of Aloha Life Advocates adopted baby to stop an abortion
  18. How Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement System Retards Improvements in Medical Technology
  19. Retirees Moving to Hawaii are a Leading Source of Patents
  20. Understanding legislative process useful for businesses
  21. Small Kine Bribery: Ethics Commission Demands Further Discussions Be Held in Public
  22. Tax Cheat Hooser: Red Tape is a Red Herring
  23. Bill 52 & 53: Undoing 36 years of Waikiki Blight Caused by Urban Planning
  24. DHHL: New Puunene prison would benefit Native Hawaiians
  25. Maui County aims to overhaul grant supervision
  26. Food Innovation Center Will Support Local Farmers and Ranchers
  27. HPD officer killed in Aiea auto accident
  28. Military IDs Marines killed in helicopter crash
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
January 21, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 11052 Views
  1. Abercrombie: State Ready to Negotiate Further with HSTA
  2. HB127: Legislature to Force Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pill?
  3. VIDEO: House GOP Caucus Discusses 2012 Legislative Package
  4. Marumoto Legislation to Include Two Snake Bills
  5. Farm to School Program Introduced by Rep. Cynthia Thielen
  6. Feds: HSTA Contract Rejection is a Big Step in the Wrong Direction
  7. Teachers Feared Undefined Evaluations
  8. SA: Mayoral Race cannot Be Single-Issue
  9. Supreme Court Rejects Motion to Reconsider Reapportionment Case
  10. 68% Say Hold Line on Spending, Taxes
  11. HB2103: Crony Capitalist State Bank of Hawaii Now Pitched as ‘Solution’ to Foreclosures
  12. Council Race: Manahan, Mizuno Play Chicken
  13. Three Republicans, one Democrat to Run for Hawaii Council Dist 9
  14. Fired Hawaii County Elections Worker Sues for $500K
  15. Senate approves nomination of Mimi DesJardins as district court judge
  16. Bingo for Nonprofits?
  17. Anti-Superferry Protester: “Acts by a legislative body are exempt from HEPA."
  18. House Labor Wants Salary, Names To Remain Public
  19. Unwilling to Arrest Ritte, Police, Coast Guard Clear Businesses from Kaunakakai Harbor
  20. Runway options would halt Mainland flights for weeks
  21. Dope Grower Gets 10 years for Guns, Explosives
  22. Officers sentenced in Afghanistan bribery probe
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Friday, January 20, 2012
January 20, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 12950 Views
  1. Full Text: Ben Cayetano Announces Campaign for Mayor
  2. Panos Endorses Cayetano, Caldwell Says Election is about HandiVan
  3. Lingle: SOPA, PIPA Would Permit Government Censorship
  4. Lingle Endorses Obama's Tourism Plan
  5. Abercrombie Statement on Obama Visa Task Force
  6. OHA Names New CEO
  7. Senate Majority to Focus on “People and Children”
  8. Senate Minority Introduces Legislative Priority Package
  9. Full Text: Federal Report on Hawaii Wave Energy Potential
  10. Rep Ward: Legalize Driverless Cars
  11. Six Kaneohe Marines killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
  12. DoE Cuts Teachers Pay, Gives Money to Corrupt School Bus Contractors
  13. Hawaii's Legislative Leaders Debate Tax Hikes, Jobs Plan
  14. Survey: 54% Believe Legalized Gambling Will Have Overall Negative Impact
  15. What Does the FTA Want From Honolulu Rail?
  16. Hawaii Politicians, Business Back Obama Tourism Plan
  17. Red mass: Religious Freedom is Under Assault in the US
  18. Arrogant Atheists Attempt to Disrupt Catholic Mass
  19. Iolani Protesters Convicted Of Criminal Trespassing
  20. EUTF Before House Finance, Labor Committees
  21. Office of Aging to Burn $1.4M on New Forms and Creating Positions
  22. City strips Iwilei sector of drug addicts, bums, Hauls Away 10 truckloads of Filth
  23. Mortgage Foreclosure Law Revisions Advised
  24. Star-Adv Refuses to Print Rep Herkes’ Defense of Foreclosure Bill
  25. First Hawaiian Rakes in $209M
  26. Hawaii Reapportionment Panel Spent $600,000
  27. Senate: Testimony Must Now be Submitted 24 Hours Before Hearing
  28. Sierra Club: Tax and Regulate Business and Give us the Money to Brainwash Your Kids
  29. Hawaii loses 30% of its construction jobs in four years
  30. State will issue RFP for Hawaii's tallest building Friday
  31. More hotels settle with Unite Local 5
  32. After Organics Endorsed Slavery, Aloun Farms Betrays them, Backs Hoopili
  33. Another Puna Organic Gets Rat Lungworm Disease
  34. Air Quality Improve During New Year Celebrations
  35. Republicans stand together to oppose piracy law
  36. Gil Gets It Done - Kahuku Medical Center
  37. Hawaii County to try out electric cars
  38. Obamacare: Free Birth Control to Match Pain Pills for Grandma
  39. Hint to Hawaii: SCOTUS Slaps Down Texas Redistricting Plan 9-0
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
January 19, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:31 PM :: 8140 Views
  1. Senator Sam Slom Opening Day Speech
  2. Senate President Shan Tsutsui: 2012 Opening Day Remarks
  3. Full Text: HSTA Synopsis of Contract
  4. Gay Lawsuits Target Bed and Breakfasts, Churches Nationwide
  5. Prudential Locations Kickbacks: Hawaii Lawsuit Seeks to Expose Whistleblowers
  6. Governor Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions
  7. Federal Officials Demand Honolulu Rail Tax Hike to Cover Upcoming Cost Overruns
  8. Voting Today, Teachers Threaten to Reject Contract over Evaluations
  9. Slom: Citizens Not Told the Truth about Real Cost of Wind, Solar, OTEC
  10. Gambling at top of opening legislative session issues
  11. Opening Day Coverage
  12. Atheists on the Prod Opening Day
  13. Legislators to Push to Legalize Small Bribes Again?
  14. The Money Grab Begins: Children Will Die if our Budget is Cut
  15. Hawaii teacher union to vote on proposed contract
  16. Progressives Challenge Reapportionment Commission Lawsuit Over Sunshine Law
  17. Guard Your Wallet: Enviros Push for State Wide Plastic Bag Tax
  18. Hexavalent Chromium Chemophobia Scam: Josh Green pushes to Create Cause for Action by Trial Lawyers
  19. Public Land Development Corp Rules Open for Discussion
  20. Mufi Hannemann/Ernie Martin Operative Stays on Nanakuli NB after 2600 Ethics Violations
  21. Farm Land Flip Flop? Hawaii Ag Officials Change Position on Hoopili
  22. Glut of photovoltaic panels helps shave 20 percent off cost of installing system
  23. Sex offender will serve 10 years for child molestation
  24. Dopers Panic as Legislature threatens to Cut off Welfare Bennies
  25. 3,500 turn out for Hire Our Heroes job fair
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
January 18, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 13919 Views
  1. Hawaii March for Life Jan 22
  2. Do-Over Sought In Hawaii Reapportionment Case
  3. Rep Gene Ward: We Need to Brag About Hawaii
  4. HSTA Contract: Little Room for Error, Lots of Missing Details
  5. FULL TEXT: Justice Reinvestment Working Group Policy Recommendations
  6. Governor Appoints Carmen ‘Hulu’ Lindsey to OHA Board of Trustees
  7. Senate Democrats Set Priorities for the 2012 Legislative Session
  8. HSTA Outlines Plans to Control Teacher Accountability
  9. Cayetano confirms he is running for Honolulu mayor
  10. Construction Alliance endorses Hannemann
  11. Kaneshiro: "These guys don't want supervision. They are dangerous. You've got to keep them incarcerated"
  12. Justice Reinvestment Could Cut Number of Mainland Prisoners
  13. Hawaii Pension System Proposes New OT Rules
  14. Chamber: Avoid Tax Increases During Fragile Economic Times
  15. Legislators Plan Raid on Charter School Funds
  16. Laupahoehoe Charter Conversion ruling delayed
  17. OHA Salaries Posted Online
  18. Rep. Fontaine Briefs Rotary on Maui Issues
  19. Time with Kymberly Pine - features the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and NFIB
  20. Kenoi OKs bag ban
  21. UH Seeks Another $15 Million From Legislature
  22. Army to maintain force level in Asia and Pacific, chief of staff says
  23. Hawaiian Sees Demand Rise in First Year of Seoul-Honolulu Service
  24. Hawaii’s average credit card debt down 11%
  25. Daily Beast: Honolulu Second Most ‘Tolerant’ City in USA
  26. Honolulu Zoo's elephant exhibit ranked one of ten worst
  27. Ron Paul to Focus TV Ad Buys on Caucus States
  28. Danny DeGracia on Obama and Rejection
  29. Kaneohe Marines Train Afghan Police
  30. 1893: How NYT Covered Overthrow of Monarchy
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
January 17, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:28 PM :: 17867 Views
  1. Billion Dollar Cost Overrun Shows US Shipyards Failing Navy and Commerce
  2. HSTA Contract Does not Comply With 180 Day Law
  3. Assisted suicide not lawful, state says
  4. Reapportionment Commission Hires Real Lawyers Moves for Reconsideration
  5. After HMC Closes, Legislators Prepare to Move Quickly on Organ Transplant Support left unfinished last session
  6. Donated organs sent to mainland instead of staying in Hawaii
  7. ACT221 Scammers: Amending Solar Credits Just Like Ending ACT221
  8. SA: Get rid of ‘spiking’ to boost pensions
  9. Abercrombie Makes Himself Issue in Senate Race
  10. Abercrombie’s Jan 23 State of the State Could be Gift to Republicans
  11. Abercrombie Flip-Flops on Hoopili
  12. Danger: OIP Shell Bill Introduced
  13. Cayetano to announce mayoral bid Thursday
  14. The tide may be rising on rail
  15. Tulsi Gabbard Says Christians are Just Like Islamists, but the Progressives Aren’t Buying it
  16. Bullying Laws Now to Apply to Adults?
  17. Abercrombie to appoint "Hulu" Lindsey to OHA seat
  18. Democrat Presidential Caucuses March 7
  19. Today is Last Day for Kenoi to Veto Bag Ban
  20. Hoku Has Until Thursday to Pay Electric Bill, January 26 is Cut Off
  21. Housing Agency Seeks Volunteers
  22. Isle couple sue lender, cite unfair, deceptive practices
  23. MLK Parade Bursting With Civil Unity Messages
  24. Oahu Residents Hold Roadside Rally Against Puppy Mills
  25. Tenants of a former Kauai sugar camp face eviction for a new development
  26. Navy Hiring 60 civilian security guards
  27. ‘The Descendants’ Globes win expected to boost tourism
  28. Woman Says Author Swiped Work on Obama
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Monday, January 16, 2012
January 16, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:33 PM :: 16108 Views
  1. Huntsman Drops Out of GOP Presidential Race, Endorses Romney
  2. Life-Changing Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. Netra Halperin: Molester’s Former Underling Running for House, Demands Censorship
  4. The Atheist Declaration of War on Hawaii Churches
  5. Lingle looking for balance in Congressional delegation
  6. Abercrombie’s $334M Power Grab
  7. Calvin Say: “No New Taxes”
  8. Jobs, Economy at Top of Fontaine’s Agenda
  9. Boylan: Ethnicity Would Finally Work to Cayetano’s Advantage
  10. Star-Adv Suggests Way to Attack Sidewalk Storage Law
  11. Coffee: Decentralize DoE
  12. Maui News: Who to Blame for RTTT Failure DoE/BoE/HSTA?
  13. Hawaii Island Regional Science Olympiad
  14. Police: Hawaii is Magnet for Sex Offenders
  15. Instead of Waiting for Government, Volunteers Clear Kailua Canal
  16. Star-Adv Uses Waianae Church Volunteers to Boost Abercrombie’s Appointed State Rep
  17. ILind Highlights Margaret Willie Campaign for Hawaii Co Council
  18. Thieving Doper Ordered to Pay Restitution to Medical Dope Dealer
  19. American Samoa governor on Hawaii visit
  20. Can We Bring Back 'Hog Cheese'?
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Sunday, January 15, 2012
January 15, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 19780 Views
  1. Gingrich Registers for March 13 Hawaii GOP Caucuses
  2. Colette Machado: Assisted Suicide Activists ‘Hoodwinking Our Culture’
  3. Full Text AG Louie: Assisted Suicide Not Legal in Hawaii
  4. Honolulu March for Life Jan 22
  5. Hilo March for Life January 23
  6. Supreme Court Finds Excuse to Keep East Maui Water Case Alive
  7. Using Exemptions to Shift the Burden of Taxes
  8. Killing Rail may be Solution for HGEA, UPW Budget Woes
  9. After Failing to Save HMC, Legislature Finally Getting Around to Tapping Federal Funds to Raise Medicare/Medicaid Reimbursement
  10. ERS seeks to stem pension spiking by public workers
  11. Legislators Plan to Raid Rental Car Fund, Block Refill of Hurricane Fund, Rainy Day Fund
  12. Tsutsui, Say: Gambling Not Likely to Pass Senate, House
  13. Tsutsui: $500M in CIP and $200M OHA Settlement are Top Priorities
  14. Kakaako Rail Line Burials: 300 Cultural Descendants and Counting
  15. HART: 50% of Rail Contracts Signed, Construction is Well Under Way
  16. Star-Adv: Sell Tesoro Refinery to BioFool Scammers
  17. Lingle: If you want to be a good tourist destination, take care of your residents
  18. Feds Say Senior Center Still Violating Grant Rules, Deadline in June
  19. Hawaii Dead Last in School Maintenance Spending
  20. Jonestown Followers ‘human beings with dreams’
  21. Hearing set on lawsuit challenging corporate campaign disclosure requirements
  22. Reapportionment: Discrimination against Military is Tough Task
  23. Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Jan 18
  24. VIDEO: Dominic Yagong enters Hawaii County mayoral race
  25. Hawaii County: Millions spent on garbage
  26. At least 9 to run for KIUC board
  27. Suit alleging MPD executed search warrant at wrong home
  28. Monk Seal Remains from 1400s –1700s found on Maui
  29. Residents Give Officials An Earful Over Conditions At Oneula Beach Park
  30. Obama’s New Defense Plan: Is it right for a war weary America?
  31. Luncheon to Raise Funds for Pregnancy Problem Center in Aiea
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
January 14, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 12798 Views
  1. Coast Guard, Maui PD to Protect Molokai Cruise Ship
  2. Hoku Still Battling over Unpaid Electric Bills as NASDAQ Prepares to Delist
  3. Design and Management: $2.45M in CIP at Honolulu Airport
  4. Governor Releases $14.2M in CIP Funds
  5. Robbie Alm Decoupled: “Hawaii should convert to renewables no matter what” (price ratepayers must pay)
  6. Star-Adv: Fake Test Scores Plus Fake Teacher Observations will Produce Real Pay Raises for HSTA
  7. A few words from the wise offered to isle politicians
  8. $140M in Loan Guarantees, and all Dante Carpenter can come up with is “Lingle equals Palin”
  9. Counties Legislative Agenda: More Taxes, More Fees, Less Sunshine
  10. Maui Chamber of Commerce: Calling for an environment where businesses can grow
  11. Distraction Technique: Lawmakers propose delay to Unemployment Fund increase
  12. Rail costs low-balled, consultant says
  13. Mizuno Introduces Two Bills Requiring Drug Tests for Welfare – ACLU fights to keep Poor Doped Up
  14. WSJ: More States Decide to ‘Buy Veteran’
  15. NY Court Decision to become Tool for Hawaii Atheist
  16. Prison Alternatives Team Up: Drug Court & HOPE
  17. After Officers Killed in Farrington Hwy Accident, Push for Law Requiring Drivers to Give more Space
  18. After Ousting Progressives, Charter School makes “Miraculous” Recovery
  19. Viewpoint: Plastic bag ban should be revisited
  20. Judge Rejects Complaint Against Kawaiahao Church
  21. Usual Suspects Hijack ML King Day to Promote Socialism, Occupy
  22. Under Pressure from Fanatics: Proposal Advances To Limit Fish Taken For Aquariums
  23. Panetta's announcement renews military optimism in Hawaii
  24. Fracking Offers New Geothermal Technology backed by Google
  25. The Rise of the Charitable For-Profit Entity
  26. Schofield Army troops head to Afghanistan
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Friday, January 13, 2012
January 13, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 14903 Views
  1. From Business Suits to Combat Boots
  2. Caldwell: Rail is about "redesigning city around transit stations"
  3. Political activities: What every Marine and DOD civilian should know
  4. Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export
  5. US Drops to 10th on Index of Economic Freedom
  6. Teachers: Agreement is a Bum Deal, Lets Strike
  7. Borreca: Tax Hikes Again at top of Legislative Agenda
  8. Top Priority: Businesses faced with Another Massive Unemployment Tax Hike
  9. Reapportionment Commission to Consider How Much to Discriminate Against Military Personnel, African-Americans
  10. Hirono Rejects Hawaii Agriculture—Backs Luddites’ Call for GMO Labeling
  11. Mandatory Coverage, Limited Benefits: Legislature May Consider Commanding All Workers to Buy Long Term Care Insurance
  12. ACLU files amicus brief on right of Atheists to videotape police
  13. Invasive Species: Plastic Bag Tax to Create DLNR Make-Work Jobs
  14. Always Eager to Raise Electricity Prices, Omidyar’s Civil Beat Endorses HECO Propaganda Campaign
  15. Stand all the Way Downtown: Rail Jacks Up Capacity by Cutting Out Seats
  16. Caldwell Looks for Same Supporters he Received in 2010
  17. Iolani Palace Protesters Get Their Day In Court
  18. 'Wildlife overload' on Midway shows the results of restoration
  19. Legislation to fight ID theft could cost businesses millions
  20. Journalists group seeks applicants for internships
  21. LPGA scouts Oahu for second tour stop
  22. State Has $1 Million Plan For Overdue Elevator Safety Inspections
  23. Debris piles up in Hawaii Kai
  24. Water Board appoints new manager
  25. Ed Case Unveils Economic Program
  26. Hawaii conference will focus on impact investing
  27. Obama Whines About Shaking Hands with Troops in Iraq
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
January 12, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 16208 Views
  1. Hawaii County SHOPO Endorses Lingle
  2. Full Text: HSTA Synopsis of Contract
  3. $30,000 Reward in Monk Seal Killings
  4. TPM: Hawaii Kai Lesbian B&B Suit Part of Larger Effort to Quash Religious Freedom
  5. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UH Richardson Law School
  6. California company lobbies lawmakers for online gambling
  7. Hawaii taxes have yet to meet projected revenue forecasts
  8. Star-Adv: Senate Should Focus on Raising Taxes
  9. Not Worth It: Hirono's Senate campaign raises piddling $624,000 in three months
  10. Reapportionment Puts Candidate Filings On Hold
  11. Senators Angered by Difficulty in Receiving Bribes from Lobbyists
  12. Experts Give Kudos To Proposed Charter School System Overhaul
  13. DoE Officials Head for DC to Beg for RTTT Money
  14. Vilsack: Military Budget Can be Substitute for Biofool Tax Credits
  15. Local Oil Expert Questions Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Market
  16. HECO Concerned that Slight Drop in Utility Bills Will Affect Ability to Stampede Legislature
  17. 2011 law has lenders opting to foreclose in court
  18. Open Records Agency Proposes Changes To Hawaii Sunshine Law
  19. Fight Over Waimanalo Gulch Landfill Brewing
  20. Hee, Prevedouros Step Aside to make Way for Cayetano Mayoral Run
  21. Caldwell to formally announce candidacy for Honolulu mayor
  22. Democrat Margaret Wille to run for District 9 County Council seat
  23. County fires four workers over election scandal
  25. Abercrombie Crony pushes NAACP to pull King dinner from boycotted Hyatt
  26. Stolen Motorcycles: Twins Ran Chop-Shop for 3 years, Get Probation
  27. DBEDT, Budget and Finance to be Kicked out of No. 1 Capitol District Building
  28. Improve society to help beat cancer, experts say
  29. Recktenwald, Foley Kick Off Justice Briefings
  30. Adm. Patrick Walsh to retire as U.S. Pacific Fleet head
  31. Young Brothers selling two barges to Canadian firm
  32. China, India to jump forward with Hawaii telescope
  33. Growers to send "Rainbow" papayas to Japan
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
January 11, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 14933 Views
  1. Romney, Paul, Huntsman: Complete New Hampshire Primary Results
  2. Tesoro to Sell Hawaii Refinery, Gas Stations
  3. House Republican Caucus Proposes Veterans Preference in State Contractingclip_image002
  4. City Brings Backhoe, Removes Homeless’ Trash, Sex Toys, Drug Paraphernalia from Sidewalks
  5. Lingle says, if elected, state will be heard in Washington
  6. Adopt Census’ ‘permanent resident’ term for districting
  7. Deputy Superintendent: Large District Slows Race to the Top Progress
  8. Slom: Republicans Excited about Cayetano Run
  9. School Impact Fees Could Hurt Rail Project
  10. Renewable Energy Push Could Hurt Refineries
  11. Hawaii Lawmakers To Introduce Seven New Human Trafficking Bills
  12. Steve Forbes to Headline Lingle Fundraiser
  13. Ethics Boss Nixes Lobbyist Invites to Lawmakers
  14. Shapiro: Chow Salary Secrecy Part of Larger Scheme to Boost Greenwood’s Pay
  15. Stung by a critical review, Charter School education innovators hear a message of hope during their annual conference
  16. Judiciary: Make Reporters' Shield Law Permanent
  17. Inouye: An attack on Israel is an attack on US
  18. Navy readies for Chinese power grab on shipping: U.S. boosts forces in Western Pacific
  19. Arms Disposal Cos. End Secrets Row Over Hawaii Army Contract
  20. Marines on Hawaii looking to turn mountains of trash into handful of ash
  21. SA: Fireworks ban did bang-up job
  22. Divorce Law in Hawaii
  23. Safe Routes To School — Alternatives to School Busing?
  24. Meth Pipe possession ‘cost’ officer his career — lawyer
  25. Big Island puppy farm owners connected to Waimanalo animal cruelty case
  26. Democrat Housel announces possible run for State House Dist 6 seat
  27. Average Weekly Wage in Honolulu: $830
  28. British Citizen Admits Making Child Pornography Videos
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
January 10, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 21518 Views
  1. Abercrombie: HSTA Contract will help Save Race to The Top Grant
  2. House Republican Caucus Proposes Veterans Preference in State Contracting
  3. Tax hikes remain on table to offset the budget shortfalls invented by Abercrombie, CoR Tag Team
  4. Abercrombie’s Budget Runs $927M Deficit over 6 years
  5. $312M Shortfall in 2017--Abercrombie’s Bloated Budget
  6. Tripler Trauma Center to Transfer Uninsured Trauma patients
  7. $38.8M Rail Design Contract Goes to AECOM
  8. Lingle: With Social Media, I can Bypass People Like Richard Borreca
  9. Honolulu Begins Enforcing New Sidewalk Ban Against Homeless
  10. Progressive Democrat Bart Dame Publishes Long-Winded Excuse for Disenfranchising Blacks, Military personnel
  11. 10 Big Island couples apply for civil unions
  12. Hanabusa to Hold Secret meeting With Military-Industrial Complex
  13. Waihee Crony Heads Hawaii Democrat Communications
  14. Mufi: I Identify with UPW, Look forward to taking their Desires to Washington
  15. LWV Seeking Anti-Rail Candidates
  16. Pilago Crony: I shake Down Developers too, so Vote for Me
  17. SA: Re-pin Hawaii on golf world's map
  18. Hoku Stalls Idaho Electric Shutoff Proceedings
  19. Kauai Co Has 75 Unfilled Positions
  20. Honolulu Airport Shuttle Prices Rile State Senator
  21. Hilo, Micronesia USDA offices will be closed as part of an effort to cut costs
  22. More Than $40,000 in Mo. Food Stamps Spent in Hawaii, Data Show
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Monday, January 9, 2012
January 9, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 8440 Views
  1. SHOPO Endorses Linda Lingle for Senate
  2. Chicago Tribune: Yank Hawaii's Race To The Top Grant
  3. Dr Alveda King, Duke Aiona, Colette Machado to Speak up for Religious Freedom
  4. Heritage Foundation Youth Leader to Address Maui TEA Party January 12
  5. DoH: Dramatic Reduction in Fireworks-Related Injuries
  6. Wailuku Homeschool Leader: Does Rick Santorum have Right Idea?
  7. Hawaiian Airlines Sets Record for Systemwide Traffic
  8. OHA: If Obama is Reelected He Will Recognize Akaka Tribe Without Congressional Approval
  9. Police union endorses Lingle; UPW endorses Hannemann
  10. Lawmakers want to spend $500M on Whatever
  11. 2 of 3 rail bidders lacked state license
  12. HUD: Still no Answer on ORI
  13. Just in Time for the Legislature, Media is Suddenly Full of Online Gambling Legalization News
  14. Media Filled with Articles about Hirono’s DOA China Visa Bill
  15. SA: Reform law to let lenders, borrowers settle homes fairly
  16. City serves notice to homeless to remove items or lose them
  17. Rep Chris Lee Renews Push for Plastic Bag Tax
  18. Hawaii Credit Card Spending up 8.69% in 2011
  19. Israel’s Peres meets with Inouye, US Senate delegation
  20. Real ID Finally Comes to Hawaii
  21. Report: Before HMC Debacle, Hawaii Had Shortage of Medical Personnel
  22. Traffic deaths down last year versus 2010
  23. Vilsack to Hype BioDiesel at Pearl Harbor This Week
  24. Bette Midler: Honolulu Rail a Bad Idea
  25. Shakedown: UH Professors to Host Panel on Monsanto
  26. Addition to Makawao veterans cemetery in works
  27. Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor to hold symposium on Tuskegee Airmen
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Sunday, January 8, 2012
January 8, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 PM :: 14867 Views
  1. Monk Seals Dying in NW Hawaiian Isles Because of Fishing Ban
  2. Unintended Consequences of Tapping the “Rich”
  3. Lingle Campaign Launches Mobile App
  4. FTA letter shows Rail financial plan remains Unacceptable to Feds
  5. After Casting Sole Hawaii Vote Against South Korea Free Trade, Hirono Now pretends to Champion Tourism
  6. State Needs Teacher Evaluations to Keep RTTT Funds
  7. Military Families Demand DoD Set Up Schools in Hawaii
  8. Study: Teacher Observations Most Effective Way To Evaluate
  9. Emergency backup: The closing of 2 hospitals has Oahu ERs accepting more ambulances and urgent cases
  10. SA: Homeless need a czar, not just a committee
  11. SA Prints more Anti-Plastic Propaganda
  12. Hawaiian Monk Seals Bludgeoned To Death
  13. Solar Contractors Again Look to On Bill Financing
  14. Luddites Gather at Legislature, scheme to Dispossess the People
  15. OIP report Targets Kauai County information practices
  16. Church of Crossroads Gives Award to Funder of Anti-Semites, 9-11 Conspiracy Movement
  17. Hawaii Robotics teams kick off the 2012 season
  18. Hawaiian Airlines inks deal with Orbitz
  19. Isles rank No. 5 on list of top cruise destinations
  20. Seminary grads led Hawaiian missions
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Saturday, January 7, 2012
January 7, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 19031 Views
  1. HSTA Contract Too Little Too Late to Save RTTT?
  2. Hawaii Supreme Court: Disenfranchise 121,494 Military, Dependents, Students
  3. HELCO announces plans to expand geothermal energy on Hawaii Island
  4. AFSCME Comes Out Against Pension Spiking
  5. Hawaii Caucus Power: Gasoline from Pineapples?
  6. Hawaii Legislative Races Cost Less than 1990s
  7. HNN: Emergency rooms bursting at seams
  8. Hawaii Ranks Last in Long Term Care Beds
  9. Outdoor Circle makes bid to join lawsuit against rail
  10. Council On Revenues Revises Hawaii's Economic Outlook Downward; New Forecast Will Impact State Budget
  11. Strategy: City Begins Enforcement Of New Sidewalk Law
  12. Heirakuji: Transition will not slow work on homelessness
  13. SA: Keep close eye on geothermal funds
  14. Hawaii Top Ten Polluters
  15. Hawaii hotels 86% full; rates average $309 per room
  16. Hawaii Wind-farms: Banks Laugh All the way to the Bank
  17. Blackwater Fallujah lawsuit settled
  18. Trial Date Set for Pflueger Kaloko Manslaughter Case
  19. KEO provides 44 with permanent housing during 90-Day Plan
  20. GGP Seeks to Refinance $1.3 Billion Loan on Ala Moana Mall
  21. Land and Power: Case Family’s Nature Conservancy Grabs for Wet Forests, Reefs
  22. Price of Pelosi: $61K
  23. $34M for Kapolei National Guard Maintenance Shop
  24. Strange Doings in East Oahu Cemetery
  25. University of Hawaii Head Football Coach's Contract Secrecy Called "Orwellian"
  26. Hawaii saw record-high gasoline prices in 2011
  27. Kihei Woman selected for IRS Taxpayer Advisory Council
  28. Police cameras going up on Big isle
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Friday, January 6, 2012
January 6, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:29 PM :: 19584 Views
  1. Associated Builders and Contractors Endorses Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate
  2. Atheist Extortion, Blackmail forced Marc Alexander to Resign
  3. Abercrombie's Homeless Coordinator Suddenly Quits
  4. HAWSCT: "Best Efforts" Are Not Good Enough In Reapportionment. But...
  5. AARP Calls for Reform of Hawaii Long Term Care
  6. Berg Proposes Measures to Remove Uninsured Motorists
  7. ALEC Economist to Address Highlights and Lowlights of Hawaii Policies
  8. Inouye’s Pirate Fishing Bill Cited as Example of Over-Criminalization
  9. Presidents Bush, Clinton to Address Opening of 2012 Hawaii Robotics Season
  10. Rail: Feds Demand More Local Taxes Before Committing Federal Funds
  11. Honolulu to Feds: OK Rail Work Or Costs Rise $100M
  12. After Abercrombie Presents Budget, CoR Suddenly Chops 3% off Projected growth Rate
  13. Obama’s Military Cuts Already Being Felt in Hawaii
  14. Abercrombie: Race to the Top Has Nothing to do with HSTA Contract
  15. Liver Patients In Fear After Closure Of Hawaii Liver Center
  16. 'Vog,' Volcanic Smog, Adds To Oahu Emergency Room Crowding
  17. Honolulu Council May Try To Take Over Water Board
  18. Civil Beat Influence Poll — Questionnaire, Toplines and Crosstab
  19. Rolling the Hawaiians: OHA’s Namuo Will Work for Crook Waihee
  20. Geothermal: Politicians Squabble over How to Divide Spoils
  21. Hanabusa: Jeff Stone’s Pet Congresswoman Hopes to Stop Kneeling Before Wealthy
  22. Case Holding $500/plate Fundraiser at Pacific Club
  23. State Ag Department Supports Hoopili
  24. DLIR Creating Positions
  25. Savio rejects Hunt’s Iroquois Point Counteroffer
  26. Company Positions itself to Profit from Anti-Plastic Hype
  27. Wisconsin Homosexuals Allegedly Loot Veterans Fund to pay for Hawaii Vacation, One Accused of Child Enticement
  28. Hawaii Lawyer Convicted as Homosexual Child Molester Denied Readmission to the DC Bar
  29. 15% cap starting to slow PV growth in some areas
  30. Maui Police Department computer analyst charged with impersonating officer, other crimes
  31. Kona coffee farmers push for law requiring package labels to show origin of beans in blends
  32. Hawaii Farmers Union recognized by national union
  33. Court Interpreter Applicants Wanted for Orientation Workshop
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
January 5, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:47 PM :: 11093 Views
  1. Hawaii GOP Announces Presidential Caucus Polling Places
  2. Reapportionment: Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects One Man-One Vote, Disenfranchises Blacks, Military Personnel
  3. Gates Foundation: Hawaii has "no plans to develop real accountability standards for teacher education"
  4. HTA Projects 3.8% Increase in Air Seats to Hawaii
  5. Nominations for the Aloha Order of Merit Accepted through Jan. 31
  6. Money: Senate Ways and Means Announces Budget Briefing Schedule
  7. Marumoto: After Budget Cuts, Dep’t of Ag Gave Away Snake Sniffer Dogs
  8. January 6 is Last Day to Comment on Federal Takeover of Hawaii Shorelines
  9. Rep Pine Cheers Opening of Pearl City Urgent Care Center
  10. Judge Marks: State Supreme Court Ruling Exposes Hawaii To Federal Lawsuit
  11. Bob Jones: Hawaii Deserves to Lose Race to The Top, DoE Should Be Burned Down
  12. Dela Cruz: Abercrombie Still Doing Nothing to Address Federal Race to the Top Issues
  13. After School Bus Collusion Uncovered, DoE Issues Legislative Report Designed to Protect Bus Companies
  14. Abercrombie Administration Seeks To Add $334.7 Million In Spending
  15. Mazie ‘Pay-to-Play’ Hirono Now Pretends to Oppose Corporate Influence in Politics
  16. After One Year in Congress, Hanabusa Emphasizes her Anti-Environmental Record, Republican Ties
  17. Cayetano candidacy would open deeper debate on rail
  18. OIP Releases Annual Report
  19. Long-Term Care Commission to hold public hearing Friday
  20. Water Latest Sticking Point for Hoopili
  21. Hawaii bankruptcies fall in 2011 for first time in five years
  22. Officials seek information on monk seal killing on Kauai
  23. Keoki Kerr to join Hawaii News Now
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
January 4, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 14158 Views
  1. Iowa: Romney Beats Santorum by Eight Votes
  2. Carpenter, Case: Democrats Should Host Senate Forums Excluding Lingle
  3. Tom Berg Announces Campaign for Reelection
  4. OHA Ceded lands Settlement Designed to Give Trustees a Better View
  5. Shapiro: Public confidence in rail suffers yet another blow
  6. Poll: Only 35% of Hawaii Voters Think Delegation Represents Constituents
  7. Berg Hires Patty Teruya
  8. Could Hawaii's 2nd District Go From Most Liberal to Most Conservative?
  9. Hawaii: 13 Gay Civil Unions, 69 more Authorized
  10. SA: After HMC Debacle, Tripler Pulls Our Fat From Fire
  11. Expansion of Geothermal plant to shave power cost on Big Isle
  12. Opponents of wind projects opt to voice concerns through radio spots
  13. Hoku Gets Another Week of Free Electricity, Idaho Power Steamed
  14. Legislature to Bring Back Non-Judicial Foreclosures
  15. GMOs: Honolulu Council is Last Bulwark Against Luddites
  16. Police: Fireworks Citations Drop 87%
  17. Charter Schools Push Back Against Legislative Critics
  18. Developers Fail in Push to Loosen Maui’s ‘Show-Me-The-Water’ Rules
  19. Yagong pushes for Hawaii County solid waste privatization
  20. No federal funding for TMT, official says
  21. DoE Owes Legislature Dozens of Reports Mandated in 2011
  22. Stopping Oahu School Bus Service Would Save Millions
  23. HECO Proposes On Bill Financing for Solar Water Heaters
  24. Attorney Files $10B Harassment Suit against Tripler over “Reverse Oreo”
  25. University of Hawaii Releases Norm Chow's Head Football Coaching Contract; Won't Disclose His Salary
  26. Proposal for 25% of UH Faculty to be Native Hawaiian
  27. Pacific Resource Partnership seeks to intervene in Honolulu rail lawsuit
  28. “A Night of Hope” Friday, February 3 at Blaisdell Arena
  29. Hunt Development Joins Missouri Memorial Assn
  30. Enviros Seize Control of Corporations from Stockholders, Plan to Run them into Ground
  31. Obama Admin Retaliates Against Immigration Agents Who Deny Visas
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
January 3, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:29 PM :: 13172 Views
  1. After Secret Selection Process, Abercrombie Names 1980s Old Boy Tom Okamura to Aiea House Seat
  2. VIDEO: Lingle Campaign Focuses on Tourism Job Growth
  3. Hawaii County Releasing Geothermal Working Group Report
  4. Update: Hawaii's Civil Union Lawsuit Dismissed Due to No Cause of Action
  5. National Media Already Looking at Hawaii GOP Caucus
  6. Hawaii Republican Party changes caucuses in hopes of gaining more members
  7. Star-Adv to DoE: Fudge the 180 Day Law instead of Using Failure to Demand Another $50M
  8. Slater: Star-Adv Headline Just Plain Wrong
  9. 2012: First Open Senate Race Since 1976
  10. Plastic bag laws well-intended but cause more harm than good
  11. Computer glitch delays getting civil unions applications
  12. DoE Bus Contracting System Obscures Basis of Competition
  13. Mainland –Style Group Seeks to Organize Hispanics
  14. Grand Wailea: Free iPads for First 10 Gay Civil Unions
  15. City Councilman Tom Berg to announce re-election plans
  16. Redistricting Hawaii Co Council: Brittany Smart Not Seeking Another Council Term
  17. State has created an online list that lets Homeowners compare rates from 14 Insurers
  18. Office vacancies continue climb
  19. Hybrid Owner Sues Honda For Low Gas Mileage
  20. Florida Murder Suspect Changes Name, Gets Hawaii Drivers License
  21. Ex-prisoner, held beyond jail term, asks for review of claims
  22. Driverless trains reflect not just new technology but also rigid labour laws
  23. DLIR Releases Hawaii Directory of "Green" Employers
  24. Barack Obama and the Enemies Within
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Monday, January 2, 2012
January 2, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 17433 Views
  1. Panos Drops Out of 2012 Mayoral Campaign
  2. Dinesh D’Souza to Address Heritage Foundation Honolulu Dinner
  3. Meet the Profiteer Behind Hawaii Medical Marijuana Cards
  4. PREL: Hawaiian Students Failing, So Give Us More Money
  5. Post-HMC Desperation: Tripler to bolster state's trauma network
  6. Legislative Commissioner: Stimulus Money Helped DoE Keep Bloated Bureaucracy
  7. Civil Unions Give Couples 71 benefits and 290 rights under Hawaii Law
  8. Boon for Tourism: Taiwan May Get Visa Waivers
  9. DOE held on to $34.2M from 2010
  10. Occupy Honolulu: KHON Should be Forced off the Air
  11. Occupy Wall Street Protests Outside Pelosi’s Kona Resort
  12. HFD: "No Significant Decline In Fireworks Related Calls"
  13. Harassed over Dead Fish, PETCO Agrees to Stop Selling Hawaii Species in Local Stores
  14. Surfing moves to wipe out drug cheats after death of the sport's triple world champion
  15. Obama Leaving
  16. Deedy Leaves Hawaii
  17. Aurora Foundation Hosts New Years Eve Fundraiser on Kauai
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
January 1, 2012 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 9643 Views
  1. Broken Trust Gang finally Imposes Gay Unions on Hawaii
  2. Barrel Tax: When Can Taxpayers Believe What They Hear?
  3. Hawai’i Free Press Editor to Address Pro-Life Group Jan 17
  4. John Fund to Headline Smart Business Hawaii Conference Jan. 11
  5. Hawaii March for Life Jan 22
  6. Exclusive Hawaii Premiere: Battle for Brooklyn, Academy Award Contending Documentary About Eminent Domain
  7. Hawaii Ct App Upholds Attorneys Fees For Eminent Domain Appeals
  8. Cayetano to Run for Mayor?
  9. Hawaii 2012: Pivotal Year Could Draw Record Political Spending
  10. Star-Adv: Hawaii GOP sees March 13 caucus as recruiting opportunity
  11. 200 Long Term Care Patients Left With No Place to go
  12. Activists: Out-of State Gay Marriages Now Recognized in Hawaii
  13. Judge Steven Alm's probation program brings change
  14. New Law Requires Employers Make Accommodation for TRO Filings
  15. Maoists, Anti-Semites Protest Outside Obama Vacation Hope
  16. Snobs Suppress New Years Celebrations
  17. Medical miracle
  18. 'Lost Kingdom': How Hawaii became part of U.S.
  19. Two Hawaii Ships On Most Endangered List
  20. NYT: China's Shaky Economic Foundation
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