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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
December 31, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 3804 Views
  1. Taxpayer Advocate Lowell Kalapa Dies at 64
  2. Abercrombie Gets Secret List of Three Candidates to replace Rep Coffman
  3. Supreme Court to Confer on Hawaii Reapportionment Case January 17, 2014
  4. Report: Obamacare Gives Hawaii More Cash, Less Benefit
  5. Schofield Combat Engineers Train Afghan Soldiers
  6. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s 9-day Hawaiian vacation
  7. Informational Briefing on Violence at State Hospital
  8. Hawaii: Twelfth Highest Tax Burden in USA
  9. Michael Medved to Talk Up Republican Unity at HIRA Dinner
  10. HMSA, Kaiser Year Ends With Another 9.2% Rate Hike Thanks to Obamacare
  11. Star-Adv: In 2014 New Family Structure Must be Imposed on education, social programs
  12. First Wind's Kahuku Wind Farm still Floundering
  13. Rep Brower a Trendsetter: 'Alarming' trend of violence against homeless in Hawaii grows
  14. Honolulu Zoo Director Quits After 6 mos on Job
  15. Hawaii Police Union Wants Officer Misconduct Records Kept Confidential
  16. Castle & Cooke reiterates plan to move ahead in building Koa Ridge houses
  17. A Woman Attempts to Rebuild Ohana Broken by Fear of 'Lepers'
  18. Open Space Preferred to Obama Library
  19. Bezos' Drone to Be Tested in Omidyar's Backyard
  20. Pothead Blows Up House Making Marijuana Oil for ECigs
  21. Comments Open for Amendments to Western Pacific Fishery Ecosystem Plan
  22. Hooker-Lovin Titcomb Obama's Constant Pal
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Monday, December 30, 2013
December 30, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 3517 Views
  1. Auditor Looks at Workers Comp Medical Fee Review Process
  2. Hanabusa Alone Still Talking about Akaka Tribe
  3. Plan B?  City Scrambles After Ernie Martin Wrecks Housing Deal
  4. Flooded With Mentally Ill, Hawaii Prisons Seek More funding
  5. Schatz Among Top 5 Senators Vulnerable in 2014 Primaries
  6. Army’s ‘Pacific Pathways’ initiative sets up turf battle with Marines
  7. Oceanographer Debunks Fukushima Conspiracy Mongers
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
December 29, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 4423 Views
  1. HGEA BU 10, 13 Contracts Detail ‘Huge Payout to Union’
  2. Samoa News Continues to Deceive Public on Faleomavaega; credibility sinking
  3. Taxing Tourists Politically Popular
  4. $14.3M CIP for Harbors, Highways Statewide
  5. Jean King Memorial Reminisces About Her Communist Party Days
  6. Justice Reinvestment: Loosen School Discipline Even More so Future Criminals Will be Less Likely to Drop Out
  7. Biofuel Scheme Wanted $1.08 per Ratepayer per Month for 20 Years
  8. Abercrombie Reelection slogan? "2 x 0 = 0"
  9. What to look for in the next UH president? Nudity
  10. Trade UHWO land for fiscal aid, lawmaker proposes
  11. Naturopathic Quacks Face backlash after Baby Suffers Brain Damage
  12. Hotels vs Timeshares?
  13. Kauai Co Audit raises more red flags about Overtime Records
  14. Geothermal Fund Buys out Protesters then Auctions Homes to New Protesters
  15. West Maui taxpayer group to meet
  16. Homeless man had sought public office
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Saturday, December 28, 2013
December 28, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:26 PM :: 3626 Views
  1. Hawaii Next? States Halting Payment to CGI over Obamacare Debacle
  2. Health Connector: Our Miserable Failure is Positive Momentum
  3. Tourism Arrivals, Spending Drop for 3rd Straight Month
  4. State Energy Office Updates 'Clean' Energy Leaderboard
  5. Target Credit Card Breach May Affect 121K in Hawaii
  6. House, Senate Schedule Committee Hearings on Budget
  7. $20K for Nothing: Frustration grows for photovoltaic customers
  8. Abercrombie Sets up UH Hilo Pharmacy School for Legislators to Knock Down
  9. I Aloha Molokai Sings Holiday Wishes to HECO’s CEO
  10. Some speculate that Par Petroleum wants to bring liquefied natural gas to Hawaii
  11. Idiot Chock Voted Against GMOs "For the Children"
  12. Trees Chopped to Make Way for Hawaii County Plastic Bag Ban
  13. New Push for Ethics Reform in Hawaii County
  14. "The median age of homeless people is getting older."
  15. In Quest For Obama Library, Hawaii Plays Underdog
  16. Ex-Maui officer settles sex assault suit for $20K
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Friday, December 27, 2013
December 27, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 4599 Views
  1. Hawaii Reapportionment: State's Exclusions not Rational
  2. Think your state has Obamacare problems? They’re nothing compared to Guam
  3. Ready to handle the Crazies? Psych Major to Head Agriculture Board
  4. Abercrombie Releases $21.7M CIP for HHSC, Mostly for EHRs
  5. $88K per enrollment: Only 2,015 in isles sign up, 296 businesses apply for Obamacare
  6. City Planning Zoning, Permitting Exemption for Development Along Rail Line
  7. Chief of the city Ethics Commission says his staff must be independent
  8. Akaka Roll Padded to Overcome 'Registration Fatigue': 71,000 Names from Operation Ohana, Kau Inoa
  9. Visitor arrivals fall for the third consecutive month
  10. Hawaii Retailers Suffer Diminished Visitor Spending
  11. Victims of Solar Scammers now Pay $705/mo for useless System
  12. World's Dumbest Surfers Fight GMOs in Hawaii Protest
  13. Tenacious McD: State Rep. Bob McDermott
  14. Politico: Hawaii Senate Race one of Nation's Top Primaries
  15. Gas Buddy: Hawaii Stands Alone
  16. Biofuel firm says HELCO contract not needed for plan to work
  17. Par Petroleum ‘confident’ about Hawaii
  18. UH Regents: We're Serious Now
  19. UH Athletics Plan: Fewer Seats
  20. With 2 school leaders accused of crimes, charter schools face more oversight
  21. Kauai County Considers Cat Tax
  22. 2000 Big Island Check Card Customers Frozen over Target Data Breach
  23. 911 Trooothers Drop Hawaii Ballot Suit
  24. Hauula recycling center reopens After City Seizes Choon James Land
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Thursday, December 26, 2013
December 26, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 3748 Views
  1. E.R. Costs for Mentally Ill Soar, and Hospitals Seek Better Way
  2. Panos: The Public and Private Versions of Solar Power, in Brief
  3. DLNR Clamps Down on 'Illegal Vendors'
  4. Flood Insurance: Sharpening the Government's Blurry Maps
  5. Customers Pay Double, Risk Being Cut off as Solar Scammers Install 100s of 'Rogue Systems'
  6. Feinstein to Obama: Move without Congress on GMOs
  7. Pesticide and GMO rules will take time, says Kauai mayor
  8. Who is the University of Hawaii?
  9. Legislators Haggle with UH over Pharmacy School Building
  10. Rail Will Drag More Buildings, Growth to Oahu
  11. Kaupoa: Visiting Molokai's Haunting 'Place of Thieves' on Molokai (Slideshow)
  12. A Model for Civic Engagement: Let hunters catch Hoomaluhia pigs
  13. Retaliation: Couple settles lawsuit against Molokai condo association for $1.2M
  14. Repaving has been completed on 392 lane-miles this year
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
December 25, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:26 AM :: 5290 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Excessive Price: PUC Rejects AKP Biofuel Scheme (again)
  3. Hawaii Rifle Assn Leader Looks forward to 2014 Session
  4. HSTA Legislative Agenda: Bring Back Pre-Kindergarten
  5. Gary Gill Appointed Temporary Health Dep’t Director
  6. High Schoolers Dual-Enrolled in College: How Does Hawaii Compare?
  7. $97K Per Enrollment: Only 1,776 Individuals, 284 Employers Sign Up for Hawaii Health Connector
  8. Pinky Ring: Ethics Comm. Unveils 162 Violations Against Thompson Charter School
  9. Soft on Jihad: Muslim Eye-Gouge Attacker Was Let out of OCCC Without Facing Charges for Jailhouse Assault
  10. UH Electric Bill: $35M/Year
  11. Abercrombie vs Ige: Big Cable vs Smart Meters
  12. Koa Ridge Still Moving Under 2012 Approval
  13. New Mauna Kea lease faces delay
  14. Hu Honua Unsure of Investors, Awaits further Regulatory Permits
  15. Hawaii hotels reach October revenue record
  16. UH smoking ban on hold for review
  17. 2013 Ends With Self-Congratulation
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013
December 24, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 5541 Views
  1. FULL TEXT: Secret Pono Choices Curriculum Exposed
  2. Supreme Court Invalidates LUC Koa Ridge Reclassification
  3. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  4. Merry Christmas
  5. Hawaii Health Connector: One More Day to Get Obamacare
  6. Full Text: Hawaii State Auditor Gets Audited
  7. UHERO: Ethanol Harms Public Welfare, Does Little to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses
  8. DoE: Hawaii leads nation in growth of National Board Certified teachers
  9. $3.46M CIP for Hawaii Film Studio
  10. Abercrombie Releases $74M Airport CIP
  11. 248 Gay 'Marriages' So Far
  12. Did Clayton Hee Lead a Failed Political Coup in Hawaii's Senate?
  13. Why Hawaii Democrats Aren't United This Holiday Season
  14. NEA may split with HSTA in Senate race as Unions Continue to Hedge their Bets
  15. HSTA Pushes for Pre-K to be in Public Schools, not Private Vouchers
  16. Star-Adv: HART Board Fails to Question Grabauskas
  17. Was 2013 the Year of the Farmer?
  18. Profs: Dr. Carbone Placed Cancer-Stricken Children at Risk
  19. Anti-Telescope Activists Threaten STEM Funds
  20. HELCO: Geothermal Bids don’t Bring Rates Down Low Enough
  21. PUC OKs Hu Honua Bioenergy's contract with Hawaii Electric Light Co.
  22. Aina Koa Pono Touts Support from its Own Consulting Engineer
  23. Electric Cars Still Waiting for a 'Jumpstart' on Maui
  24. Turtle Bay: Lawsuits Threaten $40M Deal
  25. Harbor Patrol: Police Officer Arrested for Running Over Co-Worker
  26. HDOT crews start installing barriers at Laniakea Beach, Enviros Threaten to Sue to Maintain Traffic Jams
  27. Hawaii adds 1,300 construction jobs in past year
  28. Today is Last Chance for Honolulu Housing Privatization Deal
  29. Politicians Dumbfounded as Movie Studios Compete Against Each Other instead of coming together behind Tax Credits
  30. Obama Gives Federal Workers A 1 Percent Raise
  31. Shibuya refiles suit against KPD
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Monday, December 23, 2013
Letters to the Editor, December, 2013
By Letters to the Editor @ 4:34 PM :: 4937 Views
  • Merry Christmas
  • Dept. of Common Sense Plan for Hawaii Health Connector
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Monday, December 23, 2013
December 23, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 3879 Views
  1. Akaka Tribe ‘Exit Plan’ -- Padding Rolls with Fraudulent Tribal Enrollment?
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 23, 2013
  3. Hawaii Scores 60% on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
  4. Priced out of Paradise: What are Hawaii Leaders Doing?
  5. Hawaii Health Connector sign up deadline Today Tomorrow
  6. Obama Repeals ObamaCare
  7. Hanabusa to Campaign on Budget No Vote
  8. Turtle Bay Setting the Price of Condemnation
  9. Developer Seeks DoH Report on Anti-GMO Activists Touchstone
  10. Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to anti-GMO Funders -- Dietary Aids Industry
  11. As Internet Gambling is Pushed on Hawaii--Atlantic City and Las Vegas face catastrophic collapse
  12. Pension Cut Angers Senate's Staunchest Military Supporters
  13. Want Washington compromise? Elect young members of Congress, Reps. Schock and Gabbard say
  14. Arbitrator: Counties Have Money to Pay for Raises Without Caldwell's Tax Hike
  15. Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K
  16. Hunters offer to clear pigs from city park — at no cost
  17. Dumbest Idea Ever? City Wastes $1000 for Screwdriver on a Chain
  18. Heroin use in Hawaii could be on the rise 
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Sunday, December 22, 2013
December 22, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:29 PM :: 3286 Views
  1. Nominees Sought for State Water Resource Management
  2. Tax Policy Should be Equitable and Not Hinder Economic Growth
  3. Obama Tees off with Hooker-Lovin Buddy (again)
  4. Progressives Launch Preemptive Strike Against Hannemann
  5. Star-Adv: Making Health Connector State Agency Will not Solve Sustainability Problem
  6. Blue Planet seeks to Clear the Path to Higher Utility Bills
  7. Abercrombie Admin Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $40M, Let them Build Two Hotels 
  8. Abercrombie Budget Fills Ag Dep't Pesticide Positions
  9. Kauai Attacks Seed Growers, Protects Tobacco Grower
  10. Methodist Bishop Overseeing Hawaii, Calif Offers Gay Marriage Pastor Job
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Saturday, December 21, 2013
December 21, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:40 PM :: 3762 Views
  1. Dept. of Common Sense Plan for Hawaii Health Connector
  2. There's Nothing Pono About Pono Choices
  3. Hundreds gather to remember Loretta Fuddy
  4. Deadline Monday: Only 1,100 Sign Up for Hawaii Health Connector
  5. Hawaii Health Connector: 'Confusion, Miscommunication' as Dec 23 Deadline Approaches
  6. Reps: UH Admin Sets Course for Mediocrity, 'Positions'
  7. State Ethics Commission releases new details in charter school investigation
  8. Another 'Clean' Energy Disaster: Subcontractor Slaps Lie on Hu Honua
  9. Obama Caps off Worst Year of Presidency by Endorsing Abercrombie
  10. Hawaii County Officer misconduct cases increase
  11. Hawaii Budget Surplus Means No Hawaii Beverage Tax?
  12. Hotel Workers Union Sues Turtle Bay Over Timeshare Plan
  13. Hawaii:  6.2% of Workers Hold Multiple Jobs
  14. Hawaii solar boom so successful, it's been halted
  15. More Criminals Join Suit Demanding Resort at Kulani Prison 
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Friday, December 20, 2013
December 20, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 3409 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Judge Throws Out Atheist Lawsuit
  3. Hawaii Obamacare exchange not fiscally sustainable, lawmakers told
  4. Hawaii’s education department keeping sex-ed curriculum a secret
  5. Budget: UH Rewards Mitsunaga, Abercrombie Rewards UH
  6. Mainland Organic Activists Launch Harassment 'Investigation' of State, County Governments
  7. Blake v Kauai: Recktenwald Court continues Moon Court's policies
  8. Panos: Helmet Law, Jones Act Repeal Top Wish List for 2014
  9. 2013 Grassroot Report: Major Victory for the Aloha Spirit
  10. Caldwell Signs More Smoking Bans
  11. HART Lies to Feds About 11% Cut in Ridership Projections
  12. Hawaii Military Housing residents slammed with rate hike, call Navy-wide billing system 'unfair'
  13. Caldwell Using Firefighters Contract as Latest Excuse for tax Hikes
  14. UH Cancer Center Profs:  Director has been doing great job
  15. Corrections Corp. of America: We Don't Want to Manage a Prison
  16. Soft-on-Crime: Maui Rapist Gets Probation for Kidnap-Rape while Allegedly Holding New Kidnap-Rape Victim Hostage
  17. UI Tax Rate Drops 35% -- Save $300 per employee
  18. DLIR: ACA Does not Change Employers Obligations Under Prepaid
  19. Hanabusa: I am the right 'Optics' for TPP Talks
  20. HTA develops plan to address state auditor's criticism
  21. Kailua businesses worry about town’s ‘growing’ reputation
  22. Government plans 'open season' on Hawaii's cattle egrets and barn owls
  23. New study points to possibility of 'extreme' tsunami in Hawaii
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
December 19, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 3665 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Secret Encounters: DoE Refuses to Release Homosexual Education Curriculum to Legislators
  3. KOS 'Hit Job' on Schatz' Sheep Sex Incident
  4. Airports Division Signs $518M Energy Contract
  5. Hawaiian Pacific Health Survey will Sample 4,000 Households
  6. Hawaii Among Least Free States, Provinces of N America
  7. 1000 Good Reasons to Label GMO Food: A Guide for Politicians
  8. Succession Plan Quietly Underway for Faleomavaega Seat?
  9. Hawai'i Free Press Exposes Media Cover up of Faleomavaega Health
  10. Hirono, Schatz, Gabbard Vote for Budget After Pretending to Oppose it
  11. Nepotism, unused facilities and key posts unfilled at troubled State Hospital
  12. Finance Chair to Budget Director: ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’
  13. Kauai Mayor updates council on pesticide law implementation
  14. Organic Food = $42,000/year Grocery Bill 
  15. State, VA close in on home loan agreement
  16. More Hot Air from HECO
  17. Hu Honua Has New Excuse for Work Stoppage
  18. Hoku's failed Idaho plant is purchased for $8.3M
  19. UH backs Cancer Center's embattled director
  20. Molokai Gradually Recovering From Damage Caused by Ritte
  21. Rich housing risks easing out locals
  22. Envros' Threat: Sue to Keep Kam Hwy Jammed
  23. ILWU To Endorse Hanabusa for Senate
  24. Abercrombie Demands 9th Circuit Overturn Gay Marriage Ruling
  25. Hawaii Officials Informed in August the Obama Library not Coming to Kakaako
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:46 PM :: 4196 Views
  1. Samoa Reporter Accidentally Admits Coverup: Missing Congressman Found "Convalescing in Utah"
  2. Hearing Thursday on Motion to Dismiss Atheists’ Lawsuit
  3. Christmas vacation: Obamas get trip to Hawaii, taxpayers get ‘jelly-of-the-month’ club
  4. Abercrombie Appoints Patricia Kim Park to JSC
  5. City Ambulance Contractor Turns Down 30-40% of Calls in Leeward Oahu
  6. HSTA Joins AFL-CIO
  7. Obama Vacation Circus
  8. Amount of Taxpayer Money Spent on Advertising Hawaii's Obamacare Exchange is "Proprietary"
  9. New Director Takes Over Hawaii Health Connector, Immediately Crashes Website
  10. Abercrombie's Turtle Bay Deal Would Allow Two New Hotels, Give Developers $40M
  11. Juvenile justice needs reform
  12. How Will Hawaii Police Its Police? Lawmakers and Lawsuit Shape the Future
  13. Retaliation: Supreme Court Slaps Dowm Hannemann Admin for Blacklisting Stagehands
  14. How Sen. Daniel Inouye Defended the Hawaiian Flag
  15. Full Text: KIUC Stupidity Tax
  16. Permanent rules restrict state's solar tax credits
  17. HECO Demands Kahuku Windfarm be Exempted from Competitive Bidding
  18. Disabled Military Retirees Not Exempt from Pension Cuts in Budget Deal
  19. U.S. hospital admissions weakest in a decade
  20. Geothermal energy pool may expand
  21. Chicago Fierce Battle for Site of Obama Library
  22. Waipahu School was warned of cooling practices in September
  23. DHHL threatens to evict charity
  24. While Thousands of Filipinos Wait to Immigrate Legally, Illegal Immigration activist to speak at UH-Manoa graduation
  25. Boylan Quits Island Insights, Blames Micromanagement
  26. 5 Judges Petition for Retention
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
December 17, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:28 PM :: 3874 Views
  1. Auditor: HART Paid $563K to Blogger who said Job was 'Obviously' to Help Pro-Rail Candidates
  2. Hawaii Driving Ranks 48th for Drunk, 41st for Careless
  3. FULL TEXT: Abercrombie Releases Supplemental Budget
  4. Tim Lussier Appointed Hawaii State Director for Western Liberty Network
  5. NOAA announces regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training--Enviros Sue
  6. As Hundreds of Hawaii Doctors Threaten to Quit, Obama Administration Delays EHR
  7. Obama Vacation Circus Begins
  8. Abercrombie Lards Budget, Sets up Ige to Strip Pork
  9. Lawmakers to test zero-base budget plan on HCDA
  10. Mufi has $257K Campaign Debt to Repay Himself: "Discussions are taking place regarding 2014"
  11. Developers of controversial Waikiki tower invested heavily in state, local officials
  12. AG raids charter school, seizing records, computers
  13. Jones Act Leads to Higher Gasoline Prices
  14. Say no to higher fees to fly
  15. Resolve dispute at Cancer Center
  16. Maui Councilmember Ellie Cochran Joins Surf Nazis' Anti-GMO March
  17. Jan 3 KIUC Members to Vote to tax Conspiracy Theorists
  18. Where’s the Giving Spirit of Gary Hooser and Club?
  19. Suspects Admits Identity in Waikiki Homosexual Dismemberment Murder
  20. What One Elderly Woman Said That Empowered a Community to Fix Honolulu's Dangerous Sidewalks
  21. Why Are the Numbers of Homeless Growing in the Land of Aloha
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Monday, December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 3616 Views
  1. PHOTOS: MMA Fighter Leads Surf Nazis in Haleiwa Anti-GMO March
  2. Hawaii Supreme Court: Demand A Contested Case, And There's A Good Chance You'll Get One
  3. Lack of Statewide policy threatens new Ag jobs
  4. Fire Hazard: Volcano School Threatened with Closure After Abercrombie Refuses to Release Funds
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted December 16, 2013
  6. Services for Loretta Fuddy
  7. "Sad Malihini Histrionics": Anti-GMO Protesters Resented by Kamaaina
  8. Anti-GMO Activist in Midst of Squabble over Surfer's Cancer Money
  9. Stalled remedies vex DHHL homestead residents
  10. Tourism agency taking too long to fix deficiencies
  11. Clouds over Hawaii's rooftop solar growth hint at U.S. battle
  12. See What Gifts Honolulu City Agencies Got This Year
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Sunday, December 15, 2013
December 15, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:24 PM :: 3716 Views
  1. Want to Run as a Democrat? Sorry, You Just Missed the Deadline
  2. Feds: Hawaii Health Connector Sign-up Count Inflated
  3. Am Samoa: Talanei Perpetuating Faleomavaega Fraud?
  4. Time to Ease the Tax Burden to Allow Economy to Prosper
  5. Creating a Fairer State Tax System and Economy for All Families
  6. Reimagining Housing in Hawaii
  7. MMA Fighter to Lead Surf Nazis in Haleiwa Anti-GMO March
  8. Duke Aiona not Saying 'No' to Gubernatorial run
  9. Inevitable Defeat of Bus Ad Proposal Intended to Set Stage for GE Tax Hikes
  10. 11% of Riders Vanish: Ansaldo Design not What HART Bargained For
  11. Public needs to give input on Kakaako waterfront
  12. Rivere: KNSC not Involved in Saving Turtle Bay
  13. Shipping costs climb, again
  14. Lower cost of fuel eases electricity bills on Oahu
  15. Kona: Abercrombie Signs Anti-Aquarium Rules, bans Scuba Spearfishing
  16. Shake Down: Activists flood Court Chambers for Telescope Hearing
  17. Mentally Ill Man not in Asylum -- Shot dead by Police
  18. Expecting Obamacare Influx, Bay Clinic Expands Rapidly
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Saturday, December 14, 2013
December 14, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 3620 Views
  1. State Hires Big Guns to Argue Reapportionment Case
  2. Samoa News finally raises questions about Faleomavaega
  3. Homosexual Education Program Back -- 12 Schools Next Semester
  4. Civil Beat Founder a "Big player in the hotel and hospitality industry"
  5. No Excuse for Tax Hikes: City Already Budgeted for New Firefighter Contract--Cost $88M
  6. County Councils, Mayors Struggle to Come Together Behind Demand for 25% Hike in GE Tax
  7. Hawaii County Assessors Set own Property Valuations
  8. Hawaii County Salary Commission mulls more raises
  9. Kauai County considers tax, fee hike
  10. Federal Price Fixing Investigation Has Ties to Hawaii Transportation Companies
  11. Air Service Co Misrepresents Safety Record?
  12. Don't jail youths for misdemeanors, group advises
  13. Supreme Court Ruling Could Halt Construction of Haleakala Telescope
  14. Telescope #2: UH Bows to Demand for New Mauna Kea EIS
  15. Lawmakers to scrutinize troubled arts agency
  16. HNN Notices Art Ethics Fine, Ignores Rail Work
  17. Maui Council Challenged on Over-Use of Executive Session
  18. Hawaii Healthy Without Soda Tax
  19. Walter Ritte is Forgetful
  20. Obama Coming to Hawaii Dec 20 - Jan 6
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Friday, December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:31 PM :: 3772 Views
  1. Native Hawaiians singing a new song, and it’s growing into a chorus
  2. Hawaii’s retirement system tackles $8.5 billion shortfall
  3. Airline Fees: The Budget Deal's Sneaky Tax Increases
  4. Proficiency and Growth: How is Your School Doing?
  5. Small Business Policy Index: Hawaii Ranks 46th
  6. Rep Faleomavaega a No-Show Again
  7. Full Text: Hawaii Juvenile Justice Working Group Report
  8. Election Season: Abercrombie Gives $3M to Nonprofits
  9. Loretta Fuddy Remembered
  10. Hawaii Health Connector needs to enroll 10,000 individuals to be sustainable
  11. Abercrombie vs Ige on State budget
  12. Hanabusa One of Only 32 Dems Voting Against Budget Deal, Gabbard Fakes Protest, then Votes for Deal
  13. Hanabusa, Trask Conspire for Federal Takeover of DHHL Geothermal Rights
  14. Democrats appeal ruling on open Hawaii primary
  15. U.S. Law Restricting Foreign Ships Leads to Higher Gas Prices
  16. Chinatown Tenants Thank Council for Blocking Sale of Housing
  17. No Solutions Yet On $142M Honolulu Housing Deal
  18. Librarian shortage impacts Big Island schools, students
  19. Californian begins protesting even before she moves to Hawaii
  20. Alan Downer: The state's new historic preservation chief
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
December 12, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:25 PM :: 3682 Views
  1. Queens Hospital Losing Revenue, Furloughs Management Employees
  2. Auditor: HTA Does Not Hold Contractors Accountable
  3. HIRA, ACU to Rank Hawaii Legislators
  4. A Special Tribute to the Honorable Pat Saiki
  5. Senate Committees Set Two-Day Budget Briefing
  6. Violence at Hawaii State Hospital: Senate Committees Set Informational Briefing
  7. VIDEO: The State of OHA
  8. Hawaii Health Director killed in Molokai plane crash
  9. Farmer Begins Subdividing Property in Light of Anti-GMO Law
  10. Bill 113's Stigmatization of GMOs and Papaya Farmers is Misguided and Wrong
  11. UH Research Corp Runs UHWO Constriction, Abercrombie's Preschool Scheme
  12. UH Cancer Center faculty calls for removal of director
  13. Kim Congressional Campaign Helped by Opposition to Gay Marriage
  14. Liberal Complains Parents are Slow to Accept Children's 'Right' to 'Choose' their own Gender
  15. 10 months later School still waiting for solar savings
  16. Ethics Commission Considers Attack on More School Charity Fundraisers
  17. Abercrombie Announces "Surplus" -- Hold onto Your Wallet 
  18. Bill allowing ads on city bus exteriors wins preliminary approval
  19. Luxury Resort Developer Pierre Omidyar Publishes Hanalei EIS Prep Notice
  20. As Housing Deal Hangs in Balance, Honolulu City Council Wants Affordable Housing Policy for TOD
  21. Honolulu City Council to City: Why Does Kakaako Smell So Bad?
  22. Maui County Lawsuit Could Affect State Role in Open Meetings Oversight
  23. University of Hawaii to survey geothermal energy on Oahu
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:27 PM :: 4475 Views
  1. State Releases 2014 Health Insurance Premiums Comparison Sheet
  2. Insurance Division Updates Affordable Care Act Overview
  3. Video: Sen Sam Slom on Upcoming Legislative Session
  4. Hawaii Agriculture Conference, January 8-9, 2014
  5. IAM Challenges Molokai Alt Energy Project on Transparency
  6. UPDATE: Faleomavaega a "no show" at event; Remarks delivered for him
  7. Alleged Homosexual Child Molestation Leads to 3rd Lawsuit
  8. America's Health Rankings: Hawaii #1
  9. Mayor's Crooked Transition Committee Chaired by Former Ethics Comm Director
  10. Kauai Electric:  Flawed anti-GMO bill that could help the chemical companies and the state definitively establish their pre-emptive powers over the counties
  11. With anti-GMO protesters attacking HC&S, Houses again pitched for Central Maui
  12. OHA Confab focuses on Land Development, Programs 
  13. Buyer of housing projects warns of $2.5M default cost
  14. Senate to discuss allegations of violence at state hospital
  15. Hirono, Hanabusa Like Ryan Budget deal
  16. Hawaii Regains Footing After Early Stumbles on Race to Top
  17. Prosecutor: No-Show City Employee Stole $45K in Wages
  18. Waimanu Street businesses preparing to be evicted for rail
  19. Koolau Loa Neighborhood Board OKs ‘Envision Laie’
  20. School bus safety not Included in new Contracts
  21. Molokai Considers Forming Electric Co-Op to Break HECO Monopoly
  22. The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked in the Minimum Wage Debate
  23. Willie Claims GMOs not Regulated by Feds, State
  24. Molasses spill caused massive coral die-off
  25. Hawaii’s Parker Ranch may tap into geothermal energy resources
  26. Monthly Payments for Using less Electricity
  27. Homosexual Child Molestation:  Golf Coach Charged with 65 Counts 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
December 10, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 4448 Views
  1. State Rep Denny Coffman Resigns
  2. Sixth shipping executive goes to jail in Puerto Rico rate fixing case
  3. Hawaii Health Exchange Vulnerable to Wi-Fi Attack
  4. HI health exchange has signed up 574 people, for about $348,000 apiece
  5. Tom Matsuda Officially Begins As Interim Executive Director
  6. ACA: What to Expect for 2014
  7. HAH: Hawaii Long Term Care Providers Improve Quality
  8. Hawaii Praised for Stealing Less than Half of Tobacco Settlement Funds
  9. Am Samoa: Faleomavaega back in action?
  10. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 9, 2013
  11. Hale Kula Elementary to Mark 'Hour of Code' at Schoefield
  12. VIDEO: Abercrombie v Gingrich on Crossfire
  13. Retaliation for Investigation of Mayor's Gas Theft? Kauai Auditor sues county
  14. Kauai County says EIS needed for Omidyar’s Hanalei resort
  15. Hawaii ERS Liability Rises $50M, Abercrombie Calls it Good News
  16. 500 expected at Office of Hawaiian Affairs meeting
  17. Mainland Homosexuals to Keep Jackson v Abercrombie Alive to Stop McDermott
  18. Mayor: Council Reso Would Reneg on Affordable Housing deal
  19. Surf Nazis to March Against GMOs, Kamehameha School in Haleiwa
  20. About Those ‘Functioning’ State Exchanges
  21. PV installations lose brightness
  22. TMT hearing set for Friday
  23. Affordable housing residents face rent hike
  24. Kuhio Park Management Company Seeks New Opportunities
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Monday, December 9, 2013
December 8, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:37 PM :: 3303 Views
  1. Honolulu Rail Exec Had Been VP at Firm That Just Won New Rail Contract
  2. Hawaiian Roll Commission 'Latest Face Plant'
  3. Financial Disclosure: Check Out The Latest Filings From City Officials
  4. Payment on pensions benefits state
  5. Maui Tomorrow:  anti-GMO Bill Part of Effort to Ban Cane Burning
  6. Pono Choices: 'Bill and James are Starting a Relationship'
  7. Star-Adv: Internet sales should be taxed
  8. KOS: Hanabusa Chummy with Conservatives
  9. Riviere's Protesters rally against Fale's barriers at Laniakea Beach while Media Thumps Tub
  10. Landowners Who Cooperate With Enviros Can Get Away With Dumping

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Sunday, December 8, 2013
December 8, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 3892 Views
  1. How to Use Anti-GMO Ordinances to Seize Marijuana Plants: A Guide for Police Departments
  2. Koko Head rifle range temporarily closed after new reports of stray bullets
  3. Robotic teams to compete at VEX State Championship
  4. 27 Service Members Reenlist on 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
  5. Turning The Tide of Anti-Business Attitudes in Government
  6. Pearl Harbor Day
  7. BoR Nomination Forces Portnoy to leave judicial panel so Crook can be put on Abercrombie's Supreme Court Pick List
  8. Borreca: Supreme Court needs A Crook (Flashback Nov 22, 2013)
  9. Ige: Don't Sacrifice Pensions for Abercrombie's Pre-K Pipedream
  10. Advertising on city buses a slippery slope leading to Tax Increases
  11. Star-Adv Runs Another Sales Pitch for Gay Sex Education
  12. Overnight guests not welcome in Hawaiian town, board says
  13. Hawaii Co DPW 'Ripe for Misappropriation and Malfeasance'
  14. 1984: Manufacture of Solar Panels 'Energy Intensive and Costly'
  15. $17.7M Wasted on 'Inefficient, Ineffective'  Species Eradication Programs
  16. HCDA Outlines Means for developers to pretend to be Concerned about Kakaako Sea-level Rise

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Saturday, December 7, 2013
December 7, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:02 PM :: 4011 Views
  1. Pearl Harbor, Civil Rights, and Hawaii Statehood
  2. Oneula Beach Dec 7, 1941: Air Photos from Landing B-17 Flying Fortress
  3. Sunday Morning: Ewa Battlefield Commemoration
  4. Abercrombie Finds $844M, Wants to Spend it on Preschool Vouchers
  5. Atheist Ethics vs Santa: Teachers, Students Cannot 'Believe', 'Make a Wish'
  6. HART Rail Art Application Illegally Prepared by State Workers
  7. Senator Schatz is Wrong about Wind Energy -- Part 2
  8. Nene, Humpback, Green Sea Turtle Among Top 10 Conservation Successes
  9. Hawaii Trial Court: Seawall No One Wants Belongs To State
  10. Undoing the Past
  11. 574 Enrolled in $200M Hawaii Health Connector
  12. Roz Baker Interfering with Termination of JSABOM's Carbone
  13. Judge: Occupy Unlikely to Overturn Sidewalk Nuisance Law
  14. Cost Of Permits In Honolulu Could Be On The Rise
  15. State DOH Focuses on ‘Partner Therapy’
  16. Koko Head rifle range closed after reports of stray bullets
  17. Save Hawaii's Egrets and Owls
  18. Kawika Crowley to Challenge Tulsi Gabbard in 2014
  19. Nine Hawaii Legislators In D.C. for Annual Forum

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Friday, December 6, 2013
December 6, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:01 PM :: 3973 Views
  1. Kenoi Signs Anti-GMO Bill 113, Pledges to Force Ag into 'New Directions'
  2. Federal safety inspectors investigating violence at Hawaii State Hospital
  3. 2013 Honolulu City Lights Opening Night
  4. Oneula Beach Dec 7, 1941: Air Photos from Landing B-17 Flying Fortress
  5. Honor Thy Father: Battleship Missouri Sneak Preview of Hawaii 5-0 WW2 Remembrance Episode
  6. Home Community-Based Services Working Group to Meet
  7. Mililani, Kaneohe: Capelouto's 'Second Cup of Coffee'
  8. UHERO Asia-Pacific Forecast: Pacific Rim Will Edge Forward After Weak 2013
  9. Pearl Harbor Day
  10. Dozens of Big Island Farmers Face $1000/day Fines, Effective Immediately
  11. 'Bizarre' Anti-GMO 'Babes' Attack Allies
  12. Mufi for Congress? Council? Governor?
  13. PLDC Redux: Abolish the HCDA?
  14. HCDA: Kewalo Site for retail food center and wedding hall?
  15. Art Director Sabotaged by Own Staff? 
  16. Monk Seal Killings: Local Justice or a Federal Case?
  17. Star-Adv: Don't Cull Sharks
  18. Homosexual resists Extradition in Waikiki Saw Murder

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Thursday, December 5, 2013
December 5, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 5508 Views
  1. End of the Akaka Tribe? OHA Trustees Shut Down Hawaiian Roll Commission
  2. Public Utility Commission Issues Violation to SER Trucking for Sludge Spill
  3. House Committees Demand Update on Hawaii Health Connector
  4. Senate Committees to Examine ERS Financial status
  5. Medicaid Buy-in Task Force Meeting Monday
  6. "We the Powerful!" Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
  7. VIDEO: News Editor Katie Pavlich on the problems with the Hawaii health exchange.
  8. Pearl Harbor Attack
  9. Jewel Smuggler Headlines Hanabusa Fundraiser
  10. KOS: Progressives Confused, Unhappy as 'Mayor for the 1%' Backs Schatz
  11. Senate Race A Proxy For Governors
  12. HCDA Unanimous: $700K is 'Affordable' Housing
  13. Honolulu Ethics Commission Subpoena The Mayor's Cabinet?
  14. The List: Contributors to Mayor's Transition Committee Revealed
  15. Suit: Profitable Non Profit Billed State for Fake Mental health Exams
  16. State Hospital nurse assaulted as facility conducts safety 'stand down'
  17. Waikiki Again: Homosexual Kills Lover, Chops up Body with Saw
  18. Kauai: Homosexual Child Molester Gets 20 Years
  19. Boylan: Doctors Must Join Suicide Squad
  20. Proposed 3rd north shore wind farm faces opposition
  21. $40M to Buy Out Turtle Bay Expansion
  22. Symbol of Government Waste Finally Set to Open
  23. Hawaii's economic growth slowing at year's end
  24. High Tech Tax Scammers Score Another $5M
  25. Supreme Court to Consider due process rights of indigent parents in child welfare proceedings
  26. Foster parents could use a raise
  27. OHA Chair Machado 'Feeling Fine' After Stroke
  28. Smart Business Hawaii Conference
  29. Supreme Court Places Kawaiahao Under control of Burial Council
  30. 'Maddening': Obama Family Plans Hawaii Vacation For Sixth Straight Year
  31. Another Billionaire Seeks to Cash in on Biofool Scam
  32. Hawaii Again Ranks Most Sleep-Deprived

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 3771 Views
  1. Brookings: New Evidence Raises Doubts on Abercrombie’s Preschool for All
  2. HI health exchange violates federal law, League of Women Voters say
  3. Hawaii earns ‘D’ for judicial financial disclosure
  4. University of Hawaii honors Wounded Warriors and US service members
  5. State of Hawaii Sued for Short-Changing Foster Parents and Children
  6. HCDA, BoE, HHC, LUC: Abercrombie Announces Appointments
  7. Oahu bus vendors selected for 2014-15 school year
  8. DPS Names Ruth Coller Forbes New Kulani Warden
  9. Caldwell Admin will now Advise Itself on Ethics
  10. Pushing for Tax Hikes, Caldwell Suggests Bus Ads
  11. Kauai Seed Growers to Announce Spraying Times so Luddites can Coordinate Mass Hysteria
  12. Hawaii Business BOSS Survey - Optimism Fades
  13. Young Bros. increases its shipping rates by 5.5 percent
  14. Obamacare Growth Industry: Bay Clinic Opens Clinic to Reach 3400 Patients in Kau
  15. Product Banning Billionaire Bloomberg to Raise funds for Schatz at Home of Developer MacNaughton
  16. Kakaako Development: Workforce Housing or Get Rich Quick Scheme?
  17. Clayton Hee's Shark Fishing Restrictions Behind Increase in Shark Attacks
  18. Relativity behind Rusty Boar: Tax Credit Crowd Tangles with DLNR
  19. Tax Credits: 'Tech' Companies Love Honolulu
  20. Star-Adv: Stop back-billing water users
  21. The DOE Is Saving Thousands With New School Bus Plan
  22. Campaign Tactic: Rivere Suit vs Turtle Bay Timed with Upcoming Elections
  23. Omidyar vs Anonymous
  24. State Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit seeking to limit scope of OHA
  25. Bill to Propose Hawaii Voting Age 16
  26. FCC ruling Finally halts regulation of Hawaii isle's cable rates
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
December 3, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 3719 Views
  1. Another Anti-GMO Leader Apologizes: "The authorities I trusted in were wrong"
  2. Ethics Comm: Mitsunaga Showers DoT Engineer with Free Golf, Flights, Oakleys and Rolex
  3. HSTA, Hotel Workers Sign Open Letter Calling for Kakaako Development Moratorium
  4. Lack of Transparency Leads Many to Ask: Who Has Connections to CGI?
  5. Maui Pesticide Bill Would Fine Farmers, Landscapers $10K per Day
  6. Young Legislators Launch Hawaii Future Caucus
  7. Ethics Comm Fines Non-Responsive Elevator Commission Board Member
  8. $125M/Year for Abercrombie's Preschool Voucher Scheme
  9. Foster parent to sue over low payment
  10. Atheist Complaints About Final Salute to Buttons Kaluhiokalani
  11. Not Slowed by Scandal: The Same Companies Keep Snagging Huge Federal Contracts in Hawaii
  12. Seemingly conflicting plans at UH upset key legislator
  13. DoH: 179 Same Sex Marriage Applications 
  14. Big Island's Anti-GMO Bill 113: It's Not 'Who' Is Right, It's 'What' Is Right
  15. Jessica Wooley Wants to Redefine Agriculture, Sink Farmers
  16. HELCO delays geothermal contract in Push for Lower Prices
  17. Enviros Try to Block Waste to Energy
  18. Biofuel Industry on Big Island Fails To Follow Through on Big Plans of 2008
  19. Food Nazis Drive Hawaii to Eat Spam

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Monday, December 2, 2013
December 2, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 3635 Views
  1. World AIDS Day: Gay Inc Drops HIV for Marriage, Military & Money
  2. Food Activism: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
  3. Anti-GMO Activist: “I Cater to a Very Wealthy Clientele”
  4. Reductio ad Monsantium
  5. Gays Recycling Civil Unions Couples Because Nobody Wants a Gay Marriage
  6. Unitarian Cluster: One Gay Groom is Roommate of Another's Gay Groom
  7. More Recycling: Lesbians Already 'Married' in Arkansas Come to Hawaii to Do it Again with Plenty of Media 
  8. Budget; Caldwell Scheming to Justify massive Tax Hikes
  9. Uninsured Fret About Getting Health Coverage By New Year's Day
  10. Star-Adv: Curb Free Speech so Old Boys Won't Win Any More Elections
  11. Kakaako Developer Cites Excuses for Unaffordable Housing
  12. CCA Behind Abercrombie Prison Building Binge
  13. Propose Amnesty from Prosecution for Calling 911 to Report Drug Overdose
  14. Meth Awareness Week
  15. Another Enviro Babbles About Swimming With Sharks

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
December 1, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 PM :: 3866 Views
  1. Taking Minimum Wage out of Context
  2. Only 25 Sign Up: Caldwell Helps Recruit Gay Couples for Political demonstration Marriages
  3. Abercrombie, Kahele to Celebrate 'wedding' of Honolulu Unitarian Minister to Mainland Homosexual
  4. IHS Helps Transsexual Recover from Effects of Homosexual Child Molestation
  5. Shapiro, Milner: Haoles are Stigmatized Like Jews
  6. Earthjustice (sic): Counties can legally regulate ag practices
  7. 1966: 1000 Patients at Hawaii State Hospital
  8. DWS Claims Glitch caused water billing errors
  9. OHA Kakaako Makai Development Scheme to be on Legislative Agenda
  10. Star-Adv: Revamp goals for athletics at 2 campuses
  11. Desperate for More Tax Credits, Act221 Scammers' Conference to tout Hawaii as 'startup paradise'

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