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Thursday, January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 3284 Views
  1. Lyon Bribes: Caldwell Appoints Crook to Zoning Board After Receiving $16.5K
  2. Medicaid Fraud: DHS Still Not Doing the Real Work
  3. Republicans Call for Testimony on Bills
  4. Rep Thielen: Power, Drugs and Imminent Danger Top Concerns
  5. Third Circuit Seeking Applicants for Independent Grand Jury Counsel
  6. Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
  7. Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
  8. Ige Launches 5-Year Plan for Early Childhood Education
  9. Broken Trust Flashback: Rep Holt Pushes Thru Increased Funding for OHA
  10. Critical reporting needed on self-proclaimed sovereigns
  11. Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group
  12. Pre-K: Who Will Control Cash Flow, Positions?
  13. Key Lawmakers Are Trying To Water Down Inspection Rules For Elder Care Homes
  14. Are Illegal Rentals Causing Property Tax Increases in Hawaii?
  15. Communities Challenge Some Hawai`i Renewable Energy Projects
  16. Kauai County audit reveals accounting backlog, purchase card misuse
  17. A rescue boat that cost taxpayers $118K sits mostly idle in a Kewalo Basin yard
  18. Bishop Museum Agrees Not to Sell Waipio Valley Lands
  19. The number of unvaccinated kindergartners grew again in Hawaii last year
  20. Soft on Crime: Tranny has 8 Priors—out on Street Does it Again
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
January 30, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 3640 Views
  1. Tulsi Gabbard campaign in disarray
  2. Honolulu Council Dist IV: Ige Signs Proclamation Calling for Special Election
  3. Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
  4. House Republicans Call on DHS to Reverse Philippine H-2 Visa Ban
  5. Lyon Bribery: $240K to Buy DHHL Contract?
  6. Explain why Hawaii didn’t get DOT funds       
  7. Shakedown: Opponents of Thirty Meter Telescope travel to California to appeal to key funder
  8. Dozens Of Proposed Bills Could Change The Way We Vote
  9. Quit Stalling On The New Police Standards Board
  10. DUI Driver: Another Recidivist Criminal on the Streets – 3 Dead, 5 Injured
  11. Soft on Crime: 12 Priors out on the Streets-Now He’s Dead Because he wasn’t in Prison
  12. Still no plan for helping homeless who don’t want help
  13. Blackouts and Rate Hikes Coming: HECO Warns Against Banning Coal Too Quickly
  14. Global Warmer Owns Private Jet, Oceanfront Mansion in Hawaii
  15. In Effort to Shut Down Cattle Ranching, Animal Liberation Nuts Harass Big Island’s Only Slaughterhouse
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
January 29, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 4742 Views
  1. Auditor Slams DoT--$112M Illegally Hidden from Legislature
  2. Who Should Regulate Drones in Hawaii?
  3. Shark Bites: Hawaii Still #2 in USA
  4. Bullying, Safe Places: 2019 Keiki Caucus Package
  5. Economic Impact of Immigration by State
  6. Former Cocaine Dealer: We Forced Judiciary to Reverse Decisions by Threatening Budget
  7. Senate president’s son is new lobbyist for Chamber of Commerce
  8. Pushing $350M Redevelopment Scam: Aloha Stadium Deploys Fake Rust Report
  9. House Adopts New Sex Harassment Rules
  10. HB1529: Reduce Censorship of HS Journalists
  11. SB1421/HB1289: New Plan to Let Lots of Criminals Run Free Again and Again
  12. Legislators: Third Gender Coming to Hawaii Drivers Licenses
  13. UH Tuition Hikes Behind Flagging Enrollment
  14. Honolulu City Council now required to temporarily fill City Council District 4 seat
  15. City clerk has no details yet on special Council election rematch
  16. No Right on Red—Another Piece of Caldwell’s Anti-Car Agenda
  17. Trendy Nonsense: Straw Ban Bill Introduced
  18. Hawaiian Humane Society Director a Trophy Hunter?
  19. For Homeless, Dog are an All-Purpose Excuse
  20. DLNR sued over officer’s aggressive handling of 2017 ‘flotilla’ boat seizure
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Monday, January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:46 AM :: 3819 Views
  1. Naming Names: Hawaii Politicians Profit from Sub-Minimum Wage Sweatshops for the Disabled
  2. Conflict of Interest? Judiciary Debunks Ozawa
  3. Public pension crisis? We're on it!
  4. Judicial Vacancy: Family Judge, First Circuit, Oahu
  5. UH to Cut Tuition Rates
  6. A New Public Corruption Scandal Looms For Hawaii
  7. Ige Opposed School Choice Vouchers for Preschools
  8. WSJ Editorial: Tulsi Gabbard Could Force Democrats to have a Foreign Policy
  9. Atooi Attack: Honolulu Prosecutor Making Way for State AG to File Charges?
  10. Star-Adv: PUC Should Put Palehua Windfarm on Hold
  11. Civil Beat: Real Carbon Tax to Pay for Fake Sea Level Rise
  12. It Begins: $130K Fine for Illegal TVR
  13. Gangrene and Maggots Before one Mentally Ill Homeless Finally Accepts Shelter
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Sunday, January 27, 2019
January 27, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 3594 Views
  1. Ask Not for Whom the H-1 Tolls…
  2. FSM Government Responds to Lyon Bribery Charge
  3. HDOT Wants Gas Tax Hike – But Can’t Be Bothered to Spend Money it Already Has
  4. State Pays $585K Settlement After Giving Foster Boys to Mainland Child Molester
  5. After Gabbard Attacks Hirono, Hawaii Media Suddenly Rediscovers Hare Krishna Cult
  6. "Dirty politics": City Council candidate Trevor Ozawa considering legal action after Supreme Court ruling
  7. UH System Grubs for Money (as always)
  8. SB1530/HB1497: Burn $350M for a Smaller Stadium
  9. Lava: More Lawsuits Against Lloyds of London
  10. Hard-Core Homeless Criminals Refuse Shelter, Occupy Tourism Areas
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Saturday, January 26, 2019
January 26, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:22 PM :: 4000 Views
  1. Full Text: Supreme Court Invalidates Ozawa Win--Orders New Election
  2. Plaintiffs to Appeal 'Gut-n-Replace' Ruling
  3. Hawaii: Five Anti-Gun Bills Introduced
  4. Auction: Omidyar Dairy Liquidating?
  5. Video: Origins of the Opioid Crisis 
  6. Who's Running in My District? 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
  7. Kawananakoa Estate: Lawyers Squabble over Million Dollar fees and Tax Evasion
  8. Will Lyon Bribe Recipients Get Away With It?
  9. Supreme Court Ruling Challenges Vote-by-Mail Procedures
  10. Homeless Drug Addicts Learn New Trick from PIT Questions: Pretend to be Lava refugees 
  11. Health care program for veterans to change this year
  12. Volcano? Puna Vacation rentals Wiped out by New Law
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Friday, January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 3658 Views
  1. OHA: Authorities Should Take Atooi Threats Seriously
  2. Full Text: State of the Judiciary Speech – 2019
  3. Video: Gabbard Officially Launches Presidential Campaign
  4. HDOT: Uber/Lyft Eligible to Begin Sister Isle Airport Pickups
  5. Felony Tax Violations: Honolulu DUI Attorney Pleads Guilty
  6. Shakedown: Wannabe Congressman Kahele Demands Money from TMT Developers
  7. Petition seeks halt to Council decision-making
  8. Honolulu sells bonds to finance rail project
  9. Three Carbon Tax Bills Introduced
  10. Maui Council: New Anti-GMO Majority Tries to Sneak Big Fat Pay Raises for Their Staff
  11. Will Hawaii Co Salary Comm Allow More Public Input?
  12. Workplace Environment: Number of DoE Teachers Returning to Mainland Spikes
  13. Lawmakers: Buy Federal Detention Center to Replace OCCC
  14. Tough reforms needed at DAGS
  15. Bill Would Make it Illegal for Homeless Sex Offenders to Register Park as Address
  16. Hawaii Co Council approves measures adding disaster recovery projects to budget    
  17. Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Gut-And-Replace Legislation
  18. Financial Audit of the Hawai‘i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund
  19. Firearms Open Carry: Consequences for Hawai'i
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
January 24, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 4681 Views
  1. Finance Committee Passes Base Budget
  2. Who's Getting Really Scared at OHA?
  3. Small Business Poll: 88% Say 'No' to Minimum Wage Hike
  4. Bum Patrol: City Extends Park Security Contract
  5. HB939: State Ag Bill Restricts Hemp Growers More Than Feds Do
  6. Hawaii 6th Highest Tax Collections Per Capita
  7. Ige wants $40M -  33% Hike in gas tax, vehicle fees
  8. Was Leong Sabotaging Police Commission with Purposefully Bad Legal Advice? – Friends of Leong Oust Levinson 4-3
  9. Foster Care: State DHS to Delete Child Abuse Database
  10. Administrative costs of ‘value-based’ health care too high
  11. Proposed wind farm meets with opposition
  12. Why a private-public prison makes sense
  13. Honolulu construction costs 4th highest in the world, RLB report shows
  14. Republicans propose tax exemptions on food, medical services, feminine hygiene products
  15. Women’s Caucus Introduces Legislative Package
  16. Proposal to Tear Down Aloha Stadium to Build a Smaller one and a Museum to Remember the Stadium they tore down
  17. How Plastic Cleanup Threatens the Ocean’s Living Islands
  18. KIUC#1 in Battery Farming: “Don’t expect bills to drop anytime soon”
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 3491 Views
  1. Full Text: Ige's State of the State Address
  2. Bipartisan Women's Legislative Caucus Elects Leadership for 2019
  3. Pre-K: Ige’s HSTA Make Work Program Will Cost Millions
  4. TAT Formula: ‘Opportunity to Levy Taxes’
  5. Hawaii Energy Office May Face The Budget Ax
  6. Local businessman admits he bribed state officials as part of a plea deal
  7. Kealoha Wants Police Commission to Pay Lawyer Sumida
  8. After Buying off all the Activists, Mahi Pono says land ‘partnerships’ on other islands a possibility
  9. County nixes purchase of parcels from former Supreme Court Justice
  10. UH System Benefits from Land Holdings
  11. What is a Living Wage in Hawaii?
  12. Hawaii State Senate: Climate Change Bills to Drive up Cost of Living Even More
  13. PIT Counts Homeless Criminals in Chinatown
  14. Bills Would Let Hundreds of Criminals Roam Streets
  15. HB703: Harsher Penalties for Drunk Drivers
  16. Keep the People Doped up so They Don’t Notice: Numerous bills tackle marijuana-related issues
  17. City Council debates fate of Oahu's short term rentals (again)
  18. Animal Liberation Nuts, Legislators Harass Diver Who Touched Shark
  19. Gen Z: We’re too busy to Register—so do it for us
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 3487 Views
  1. School Choice Week--Activities in Hawaii
  2. Hawaii Most Unionized State
  3. We The Excluded vs Mazie Hirono 
  4. High Costs Make Hawaii Worst State for Drivers
  5. Old Boys, Republicans Rally Behind Kahele for CD2
  6. Community wants stiffer charges thrown at group behind OHA attack
  7. Feds Say Hawaii Is Too Quick To Approve Wind Power Turbines
  8. Hawai`i Community-Based Renewable Energy Projects Delayed
  9. Hanalei Rebuilding: Nobody Believes in Sea-Level Rise
  10. 35% of Hawaii ‘Nonprofits’ Depend Entirely on Government Handouts 
  11. The same sort of rhetoric appeals to people both on the far left and far right
  12. Confessions Of A Bill Hijacker
  13. Hawaii eyes lottery and gaming revenue with new state lottery bill
  14. Raising senior fare 340% for bus harmful
  15. No turn on red? Honolulu mayor wants to change a traffic law on Oahu
  16. Health risk from Drug Addicted Shelter-Refusers at Diamond Head
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Monday, January 21, 2019
Letters to the Editor January, 2019
By Letters to the Editor @ 9:29 PM :: 3867 Views
  • We The Excluded vs Mazie Hirono
  • Congress Must Approve Decent Funding for the Wall
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Monday, January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 PM :: 2728 Views
  1. 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
  2. Lesson for UH and DoE--How P3 Can Eliminate Deferred Maintenance
  3. Gabbard: No regrets about meeting Syria's Assad
  4. Hawaii Statehood Was Part of Civil Rights Movement
  5. Did Kealoha’s CIU Protect Politicians From Being Busted for Corruption?
  6. Halawa prison project delays cost millions
  7. Soft on Crime: 22 Priors out on Streets Does it Again
  8. Gabbard shouldn’t be part-time member
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Sunday, January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 2859 Views
  1. Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
  2. HR25: Prohibit Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Hotel Rooms
  3. Tulsi wants Money to Fight 'BS' Party Insider Howard Dean
  4. DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again?
  5. Legislature changing state elections to Solidify Democrat Control
  6. Gabbard Implosion a Reminder that Gays Control Democratic Party
  7. State pension fund shortfall climbs to $13.4B
  8. ACLU: Hawaii is a Launching pad for Our Agenda
  9. Opioid prescriptions down in Hawaii
  10. Hawaii County is Ground Zero for Opium
  11. Political Correctness Erasing Kauai’s Russian History
  12. Space Aliens Defending Jones Act
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Saturday, January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 4213 Views
  1. Unanimous: US Senate Rebukes Anti-Catholic Bigot Mazie Hirono
  2. City Auditor: HART Cost Overruns Will Continue
  3. Hawaii Construction Employment Down 4.8% for 2018
  4. How we can keep our children in Hawaii?
  5. Video: Gabbard's First Week Ends With Apology to Gays  
  6. Ige Announces More Second Tier Appointments 
  7. Video: Marshall Resigns After Fake Atooi King Teams up With Developer to Chase Protesters Off Land
  8. It Begins: Sen. Kai Kahele challenges Tulsi Gabbard for her seat
  9. Property tax bill could help some Oahu homeowners
  10. Corrupt Lyon Contract with DHHL at Anahola?
  11. Bribery: Will Caldwell Remove Federal Felon from Zoning Board?
  12. Labor Board: Police Chief Did Nothing Wrong When She Transferred SHOPO President
  13. Judge rejects Katherine Kealoha’s request to postpone trial
  14. Hawaii Police Department releases discipline report
  15. New proposal would ban hotel guests in Hawaii to bring firearms or ammunition into rooms
  16. West Maui hospital ‘on hold’
  17. Hawaii DOE to explore redevelopment sites
  18. Only 50 Years behind the Times--DMV Adopts Take-a-Number System
  19. Shook Up: Women’s March Splits over Muslim Anti-Semitism, Misogyny
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Friday, January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 2959 Views
  1. Hawaii Tax Structure Uniquely Anti-Manufacturing
  2. Police Impersonators Attack OHA Offices, Most Escape Scot-free
  3. $10 Maui Oceanfront Parcel? Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case
  4. OHA’s Own Audit Is Being Blocked — By People At OHA
  5. State Unemployment Rate Increasing
  6. Old general excise tax hike resurfaces on Hawaii County council agenda
  7. Climate Change DLNR’s Latest Excuse for More Money—Going for Millions
  8. Rail Project Director Doesn’t Fully Meet Expectations — But Still Gets A Bonus
  9. City, Kealohas battle over secrecy of ethics investigation evidence
  10. Businessman charged with bribing state workers to land $2.5M contract
  11. School Board votes to extend Superintendent's contract
  12. Not too late for Big Isle to lead way on vacation rentals
  13. Maui Taxis Picket Airport Against Uber/Lyft
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
January 17, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:34 PM :: 3404 Views
  1. Ige Sends McCartney to DBEDT, Fuchigami now Chief of Staff
  2. Math Goes PC: First-in-the-world UH ethnomathematics program approved by Hawaiʻi Teacher Standards Board
  3. Honolulu, Maui Among Least Affordable Rental Markets
  4. 'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
  5. Will Feds Target Caldwell Next?
  6. State Senate president: The time is now to prepare for a recession in 2020
  7. Ige Lame Excuse:  Claims Old Tech an Obstacle to Zero Based Budgeting
  8. Kealoha Lawyer Attempts to Exploit Government Shutdown to Delay Case
  9. Recount?  City Lawyer Challenged on Conflict of Interest
  10. Councilmember Kobayashi continues to question Hawaii Supreme Court recount case
  11. Charles Djou’s Self-Serving Electoral Reform Idea
  12. Government shutdown holding up recovery funds for lava-ravaged Big Island communities
  13. Activist Gets Himself Arrested to Push for Hawaiian language policing
  14. 578 Homeless Visit ‘Rest Stop’ in First Week
  15. Failed Ocean cleanup device heading to Hilo
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 5704 Views
  1. Ed Case: "I'm an Asian Trapped in a White Body"
  2. UPDATE: Ige Sends McCartney to DBEDT, Fuchigami Chief of Staff
  3. Opening Day Speech: What is a Loyal Opposition?
  4. Opening Day: Be an Effective Citizen-Activist
  5. Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close earlier—Children’s Center may Shut Down
  6. DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
  7. Racial Progress? Hawaii 2nd-Worst Health Disparities
  8. Ige Announces More Second Tier Appointments
  9. DoE Keeping Child-Molester Teacher Records Secret
  10. Contract Reopeners: More Raises on Tap for Public Employee Unions
  11. Bad News: The Hawaii State Legislature to open Today
  12. Hawaii Carbon Tax --- Coal, Oil, Plastic, and Greenhouse Gases
  13. Lawmaker wants to replace Presidents Day with Hawaiian Independence Day
  14. Revote possible in contested Honolulu City Council race
  15. Supreme Court questions process of mail-in ballot collection
  16. Election Recounts, Vote by Mail Back on Legislative Agenda
  17. Campbell High gets funds to begin planning a much needed athletic facility
  18. Overrun by Homeless Shelter-Refusers, Children’s Discovery Center to be Closed
  19. How EPA Forced Hawaii to Stop Covering up Dirty Water  
  20. Microsoft Censors News at Hawaii Public Libraries
  21. Democrats Plant all their Problem Children on House Financial Services Committee
  22. Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential fantasy: “A remarkably bad launch”
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 3269 Views
  1. Caldwell Coverup: Mayor Hid Target Letter from Public--Feds Raid Fasi Building
  2. Audit: HART Board Hands Control to Contractor with Little Oversight
  3. FCC Slaps Down Sandwich Isles Again--Orders Company to Continue Serving Customers
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 14, 2019
  5. DCCA: Shop and Compare Insurance Options
  6. Ige Announces More HDoT Appointments
  7. Ige Appoints Three to Board of Regents
  8. Irwin to be UH Hilo Chancellor?
  9. Hawaii Student Loan Debt Doubles in Decade
  10. Senators: Some Cabinet Nominees Won’t Make It
  11. Honolulu Will Pay Train Maker $160 Million To Cover Rail Delays
  12. Carbon Tax Hustle: Rail Promoter Keynotes State Climate Change Confab
  13. Hawaii Climate Conference: To Carbon Tax or Not to Carbon Tax
  14. AG Opinion Will Lead to More County GE Tax Hikes
  15.  Honolulu City Council chooses interim chairwoman
  16. Can Pre-K Help DoE Evade Responsibility for Poor Test Scores?
  17. Son sentenced for killing and dismembering mom in Waikiki –Plans Already Afoot to Let Him Out
  18. Arrogant Tweekers Refuse and Resist Shelter in Kailua-Kona
  19. Gabbard Receives Lesson About Switching Sides on Gay Marriage   
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Monday, January 14, 2019
January 14, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:49 PM :: 2598 Views
  1. Birth Control: Judge Blocks Religious Freedom in Hawaii
  2. Carbon Tax on Legislative Agenda
  3. They Never Learn: Replicating Abject Failure, Hawaii County to Open New Homeless Tent City
  4. Man with ax should not have been freed
  5. Raising Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Is No Quick Fix
  6. Bill to Propose Automatic Recount for close elections
  7. DoE Hindered by Decades-old Tech
  8. Here’s Another Busy Highway Where The Crosswalks Have Been Removed
  9. Puna Claims: Lloyds of London insists "Only a small number have been declined"
  10. Big Island: First Marijuana Store slated to open
  11. Dimwits from Kauai, Gabbard, Begin Protesting Against Nonexistent Oil Drilling Off Hawaii
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Sunday, January 13, 2019
January 13, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:45 PM :: 3187 Views
  1. Zero-Based Budgeting
  2. Local Media Makes Issue of Gabbard’s White Supremacist Support (two years late)
  3. Democrats Trust Hirono Because She Apologized for not Being Gay
  4. Budget: HDoT Chickens Out on $15B Climate Change Scam
  5. Recreational Marijuana to top of Senate President’s List of Ideas
  6. Recreational Marijuana to top of Progressives’ List of Ideas
  7. Hawaii County Council: Longer Terms on Ballot?
  8. Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in Hawaii
  9. Progressive: Storing your cars a waste of my urban space
  10. Lawsuit filed over Schatz-Connected Development of Oahu’s Shark’s Cove
  11. HCDA to fine owner of Kakaako streets for Insufficient potholes
  12. Malfunctioning ocean cleanup boom to arrive in Hilo today
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Saturday, January 12, 2019
January 12, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 4022 Views
  1. Candidates Already Lining up to Run for Gabbard's Congressional Seat
  2. Who's Running in My District? 2019 Neighborhood Board Elections
  3. ‘Singapore model’ doesn’t sing for Hawaii housing
  4. Hawaii Ranks 49th for Federal Aid
  5. Budget: Hawaii Scores 'D-' for Legacy Costs
  6. 40-70 planned suicides in 2019?
  7. HPD Officer has info on Fenatyl Bust Allegedly Covered up by Kealoha   
  8. Abercrombie Defends Gabbard on Religious Bigotry
  9. Ozawa-Waters Case Could Affect Vote by Mail Statewide
  10. Sex Harassment: Confidentiality Lessens Effectiveness of Proposed House Policy
  11. Lawsuit Filed Against Honolulu Police Over Beach Park Shooting
  12. This is not a drill: Lessons from the false Hawaiian missile alert
  13. Schatz, Gabbard Take Kauai Anti-Agriculture Hysteria National
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Friday, January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 3342 Views
  1. CNN: Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020
  2. Gabbard Standing up Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry Within Democratic Party
  3. BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—May Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires 
  4. Caldwell, Green Bless Iwilei Homeless Magnet
  5. New Hi-Tech Payroll System Reveals 4,589 State Employees Paid for 'Multiple Positions'
  6. Hawaii's coming recession--Are legislators Listening?
  7. Ed Case Appointed to Appropriations Committee
  8. Third Chief in Three Years for DOCARE
  9. Hirono: Gabbard Getting Support from ‘Alt-Right’
  10. City stands by election process in Trevor Ozawa-Tommy Waters vote
  11. Democrats Only: Luke Plan Would Knock Republicans, Greens, Libertarians off the November Ballot
  12. Details released in latest plea deal in public corruption case against Kealohas
  13. State lawmaker to reintroduce bill to ban plastic straws, Styrofoam containers
  14. Trump’s Border Wall Could Save Hawaii from Unnecessary, Expensive $345M Ala Wai Canal Flood Control Project
  15. Homelessness Coordinator Touts Progress As Lawmakers Criticize
  16. Homeless Camp to Move to 1100-ac Waianae Valley Ranch?
  17. Star-Adv: Lets Put 1000s of Criminals Back onto the Streets 
  18. 'Unbelievable.' Outrage after HPD releases man accused of striking bus rider in head with hatchet
  19. Jail blunders in shooting case again: HCCC warden back in court
  20. Worst-Ever Cases of Super Gonorrhea Are Here
  21. There Will be no Warning: HI-EMA says 'ballistic missile alarms have been shelved’
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
January 10, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 3599 Views
  1. State Supreme Court Declares Fevella the Winner
  2. Auditor: Internal Docs Show HART Lied to Public About Rail Costs
  3. 'The untouchables: Out-of-control prosecutors and the system that protects them'
  4. Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th for Service, 49th for Opportunity
  5. What Should OHA Really be Doing?
  6. The Misinformed, Ineffective War on Styrofoam
  7. DoH cites Maui Land & Pineapple for wastewater violations
  8. Viral 2019: Ten Second Fireworks Video
  9. RIMPAC: Navy Quietly Fires 20 Hyper Velocity Projectiles Through Destroyer’s Deckgun
  10. Hawaii Smokers Lose $48K Per Year
  11. Maui: Key Activists Bought n Paid for By Strategies 360 Farm 
  12. BoE Will Re-Do Sup’t Vote—may Have Acted Illegally on Other Executive Hires
  13. Telescope Already Improving Science Education Statewide
  14. CoR Knocks $55M out of Projected Revenue Base
  15. Global Warmer: Hawaii Will Raise Taxes and Utility Rates to Oppose Trump
  16. Marijuana-Infused Legislators Complain Governor is Bifurcated
  17. Council Approves 92.5% Sewer Rate Hike—$17M to ‘Create Positions’
  18. New Public Works Director: “Lack of innovative thinking, lack of vision, lack of communication and lack of rapport” (but creating 22 new ‘positions’)
  19. On Kauai, walk-in voting will (mostly) be a thing of the past in the 2020 election
  20. Revolving Door: Two Reporters Join Victorino Administration
  21. Activists May Loses Ability to Organize Circuses at Maui Council Meetings
  22. Soft on Crime: Murderer Accused of Attempted Rape, Kidnapping
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 3088 Views
  1. Ill-Fated Ocean Cleanup Boom Collected only 2000kg Plastic
  2. Ige Appoints New PUC Chair 
  3. SPED Parents Asked to Sign up for Medicaid
  4. Ige Reappoints Directors at Eleven Departments
  5. Ige Appoints New Directors at Three Departments
  6. Christian Brothers Oust Damien School President--Dispute Over Child Molestation Settlements
  7. Tech Modernization Plans in the 2019-21 Budget 
  8. Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech
  9. After 23 Mistaken Prisoner Releases, DPS Experiments with Something Called ‘Email’
  10. Caldwell’s Climate Change Commission Pushes ‘Congestion Pricing’ Tax
  11. Hawaii County: More Tax Hikes Coming?
  12. Solar Fail: HECO bills spike over unusually humid months
  13. Hawaii County Lava Relief Package $155M
  14. Suit against Big Island Dairy settled
  15. Hawaii Supreme Court has more questions for election officials in challenge to Honolulu City Council race
  16. City opens Iwilei homeless magnet—designed to keep ‘em comfy on the street
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 PM :: 3761 Views
  1. Remembering Senator Fred Rohlfing, Republican Reformer
  2. Sex Harassment: New House Rules "add another layer of silence"
  3. Feds to PUC: Stop Approving Bat-Killing Windfarms without Endangered Species Permits
  4. HECO Pushing Seven Giant Battery Farms
  5. Hawaii 4th-Fewest Families with Young Children
  6. Keli'i Akina Interviews Environmental Watchdog Caroll Cox
  7. Rep Ward Calls for Second Trump-Kim Summit to be held at Waikiki
  8. Auditor Follows up on Foundation for Culture and Arts
  9. Hawaii Still Paying Out Millions for Act 215/221 Hi Tech Tax Credit Scams   
  10. BoE Secretly Votes to Extend Kishimoto Contract
  11. Teacher turnover at highest rate
  12. DLNR funds mishandled, audit finds     
  13. MADD’s New Target Is Drugged Driving           
  14. Teen dies while scuba diving, company linked to a previous incident
  15. Nearly 2,000 businesses affected by Maui's new foam container ban
  16. Filmmaker Settles Lawsuit After Hawaii Grants Him Tax Credits
  17. Trip to Hawaii reveals rusting wind turbines
  18. Hundreds of volunteers still needed for homeless count
  19. Got $1.3M? – Buy Kealoha Home (mailbox not included)
  20. Obama, Pelosi Hype Birtherism Again
  21. Un, Trump Coming to Hawaii Next?
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Monday, January 7, 2019
January 7, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:08 PM :: 2968 Views
  1. Surprised by Wind and Waves in Pacific: Giant Plastic Eco-Boom Breaks up, Will soon wash up on Hawaii Beaches
  2. VIDEO: Economic Cost of Jones Act to Koloa Rum Co
  3. Stop legislative gut-and-replace
  4. Rail Gets Another $7.5M More Expensive
  5. Gov. Ige’s New Cabinet Is Still Almost Half Empty
  6. Alaska Aerospace Proposed Kona Airport Spaceport Goes Nowhere in Four Years
  7. Criminals Score Thousands on Claims paid out by state
  8. City and state to suspend homeless sweeps during annual census
  9. Obama Library Consolation Prize
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Sunday, January 6, 2019
January 6, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:04 PM :: 4843 Views
  1. Auditor: Conveyance Tax Money Misspent by DLNR
  2. Anti-GMO? Regressive Left Just as Russian as Trump
  3. Tulsi Gabbard is a Rising Progressive Star, Despite Her Support for Hindu Nationalists
  4. So Did You Meet Your Goals This Year? -- Um, We Dunno
  5. Agriculture is all Politics: Central Maui Farm Project to be Controlled by Strategies 360, Tsutsui
  6. Secret Group Pushes to Make KSBE Trustees More Corrupt
  7. Kauai: $25M Tax Hike
  8. $6.8M Gas tax hike Survives with ‘Timely’ List
  9. Senators ask why Hawaii passed on opioid suit while Suing Trump Again and Again
  10. Soft on Crime: Alleged Domestic Violence Stranglers walk out of Jail After Posting Mini-Bonds
  11. Residents and police pair up to crack down on squatters
  12. Wholesale Electric Rates about the Same as Mainland Retail Electric Rates
  13. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: Words to the Unwise
  14. Surprised by Wind and Waves in Pacific: Giant Plastic Eco-Boom Breaks up, Will soon wash up on Hawaii Beaches
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Saturday, January 5, 2019
January 5, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 3187 Views
  1. Government-Funded Sweatshops: No Minimum Wage for Hawaii Disabled Workers
  2. Congress Must Approve Decent Funding for the Wall
  3. Video: Ship Burns 1,800 miles off Oahu
  4. Team Hanabusa Grills Fuchigami
  5. LoPresti: Election Recount Law Unconstitutional
  6. Lawmaker: Judges made the ‘wrong call’ in letting suspect in assault case out again and again
  7. Police standards board requesting more time, money
  8. Softer on Crime: Task Force Wants to Let Even More Criminals out on Streets
  9. City appeals fatal excessive force suit to Supreme Court
  10. Inmates forced to stay in prison past their release date cost taxpayers
  11. ‘Service Resistant’ Meth Addicts Camping out in Kakaako Again
  12. High Cost of Shelter-Refusers Tearing up Parks
  13. Hawaii Tourism Paradise has a Dark Side: 117 People Dead in 2018  
  14. Mission Accomplished: Ulupono Destroys Dairy Industry, Prepares to Quit Kauai Dairy Plan
  15. Judge denies dismissal of Leilani homeowner’s lawsuit
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Friday, January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:27 PM :: 5585 Views
  1. Happy New Year, Hawaii, now pay up!
  2. Christian Brothers Oust Damien School President
  3. US Solicitor General Urges Supreme Court to Hear Maui Injection Wells Case
  4. Bum Patrol: Security Contract Expands to Windward, North Shore Parks
  5. Luke: DoE Lied to Legislature About Maintenance Backlog
  6. Attorney on Nude Pics: “Katherine Kealoha's apparent need to express herself in unusual ways’
  7. Deputy AGs Urged Ige to Reappoint Suzuki
  8. Star-Adv: Legislature Should Pass Automatic Recount Law
  9. Police officer indicted in Kealoha corruption case to change plea
  10. Judge rules prison must accommodate Sovereignty Movement Recruitment
  11. Ballard Considers Allowing Lateral Transfers from Other departments
  12. Windfarm Approvals: Nonsense in a Rush for Expiring Subsidies
  13. 43 pedestrians died on Hawaii roadways in 2018. That’s more than the number killed in vehicles
  14. Elder Abuse Cases up 300%
  15. Soft on Crime: After 10 year Spree, Criminal Finally Gets Hard Time
  16. Tulsi Gabbard one of only Three to Vote Against PAYGO
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Thursday, January 3, 2019
January 3, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:44 PM :: 3092 Views
  1. OHA Audit in Jeopardy
  2. A Stunning Revelation at OHA
  3. Ige Appoints Clare Connors Attorney General
  4. New Insurance Commissioner Appointed
  5. Ige Reappoints Directors at Ten Departments
  6. House Republican Package 'A Better Tomorrow'
  7. Hawaii Republican Chair Sums up 2018
  8. Government Shutdown: Hawaii 4th-most Affected
  9. Insiders Try to Talk Down Zero-Based Budgeting
  10. Lobbyist Tries Legal Suicide by Text Message
  11. 8 Honolulu City Council members take seats without choosing a leader 
  12. More interesting legal cases re government secrecy
  13. Waikoloa Highlands Kim Admin Cancels Kenoi Development Deal
  14. Development Takes 20 Years--May Take Another 20 Thanks to SHPD
  15. Soft on Crime: Feds Step in Because State Just Can’t Get the Job Done
  16. Bum Patrol: After 600 Acts of Vandalism City to lock up 18 more Oahu parks at night starting Friday
  17. Price of Solar Energy in Hawaii Hard to calculate Thanks to ‘Lump Sum’ payment
  18. Newsflash: Marijuana Causes Global Warming
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 3750 Views
  1. Hawaii Rankings: Either the Best or the Worst
  2. Feds say explicit photos led to Big Island firefighter in Kealoha case
  3. Wind farm impacts worry Leeward Oahu residents
  4. Lawmakers Must Resist Any Effort To Undercut Hawaii’s Public Records Law
  5. Hospitals to Become More Like Used Car Dealerships 
  6. Not Many Doctors Want to Prescribe Death
  7. Hooser Having Difficulty Rounding up Support for Minimum Wage Hike
  8. State attorney general opposes Abigail Kawananakoa trust changes
  9. Water bill spikes prompt warning from Pearl City residents
  10. Junk Cars: Can Technophiles Control the Little People?
  11. Addicted To Airbnb: Hawaii’s Tourism Economy Depends On Illegal Vacation Rentals
  12. Fireworks ban as ineffective as temperance
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Tuesday, January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 2957 Views
  1. Photo: Ship Burns 1800 miles off Oahu
  2. Ige Reappoints Directors at Eight Departments
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 30, 2018
  4. Will Supreme Court Act Before Council Sworn In?
  5. Doctors, Pharmacists to be Targeted: Eight Line up for Death in 2019
  6. Maui Strategies 360: New Farm Operator Hires Activists (so nobody is protesting)
  7. Maui Anti-GMO King: We are Just Like Old Boys—but more Secretive
  8. Star-Adv: Marijuana Not a Cash Cow
  9. New Laws for 2019
Read More..


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