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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
December 31, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 4022 Views
  1. Senator Calls on Feds to Block Electric 'Fixed Fees'
  2. Congressmen Put Heat on ‘Deceptive’ Rooftop Solar Leases
  3. Auditor: 26% of UH Special Funds out of Compliance
  4. Auditor: Unclear What Glass Recycling Program is Supposed to Accomplish
  5. Auditor: Regulation of Veterinary Technicians, Herbal Therapists not Warranted
  6. HTA: Visitor Arrivals, Expenditures Up for November
  7. Last Supporter of Disastrous Milk Price Controls May Sell Dairy
  8. Board approves new rules for Hawaii milk prices
  9. Selling Cancer Center Alternative to Tax Hike
  10. Potheads' Demand: 26 Pot Stores for Hawaii
  11. Kaneshiro sued for malicious prosecution
  12. Honolulu City Council to hold inauguration in council chamber this week
  13. City to crack down on illegal vacation rentals, Collect $40M More Taxes
  14. 703 Lane-Miles Repaved in 2 Years
  15. HECO, NextEra Hiring Away More PUC Staff
  16. Chicago Obama library bids in trouble
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
December 30, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 PM :: 4058 Views
  1. VIDEO: Republican Rep Aaron Johanson Switches to Democrat
  2. DBEDT: Social, Business and Economic Trends in Hawaii 1990-2013
  3. Lava and Pahoa: Looking Back at 2014
  4. 162 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  5. UH official offers three solutions to Cancer Center​ financial crisis Without Tax Hike
  6. Will Ag Board Finally Eliminate Failed Milk Price Control Policy?
  7. Rising property taxes a concern for Oahu home owners
  8. Got a $700M Shortfall? Set the Cycle to ‘Spin’
  9. Hawaii Health Connector Wants $2.5 Million from State
  10. Ige Budget Proposes Reduced GO Bond Issuance
  11. Senator to call on feds to examine 'Fixed Fees' for electric service
  12. Tourism Industry Behind Water Grab on Big Isle, Kauai 
  13. Competence no Longer to be Required for Hawaii County Employment
  14. Psych Exam for Waikiki Homosexual Who Allegedly Chopped up Boyfriend
  15. Judiciary Suddenly Gets 'Tough on Crime'
  16. Engineer with State Dept. of Transportation accused of stealing from elderly
  17. City Repaves 305 Lane-Miles of Roads
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Monday, December 29, 2014
Letters to the Editor, December, 2014
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:19 PM :: 3563 Views
  • Lava and Pahoa: Looking Back at 2014
  • Ewa: 1825 Malden Trails at Risk

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Monday, December 29, 2014
December 29, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 PM :: 3897 Views
  1. Anti-GMO Activism Caused by Illegal TVRs?
  2. Prosecutorial Misconduct -- Police Misconduct: Chief's Wife is Common Denominator in Two Separate Cases
  3. Star-Adv: Legalize TVRs and Tax Them
  4. Billionaire's Website Touts Idea of You Living in a Truck
  5. Tranny Sees WSF Expansion as Way to Reduce Athletics, Attack Religion
  6. NextEra Sets up Website to Tout Merger
  7. Maintenance rebate for solar water heaters brought back
  8. Few Show up to See Ige on Kauai
  9. Hilo Medical Center improves some patient satisfaction scores despite working with limited resources
  10. Soldiers Invite Obama to Wedding, He Tells them to Get out of Way
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Sunday, December 28, 2014
December 28, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 3586 Views
  1. Eight Tax Hikes Proposed for Hawaii
  2. Rowena Akana: Now That I'm in Charge, Everything is Fine at OHA
  3. 152 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  4. Obamacare: Hawaii State Funds to Cover 46% Cut in Physician Pay
  5. Hawaii Ranks 17th: 10.3% Smoke Marijuana
  6. Hawaii GET: Another Perspective
  7. Smart Business Hawaii:  "Voice of Hawaii small businesses" closes
  8. Star-Adv: Legalizing Illegal Vacation Rentals Could be Cash Cow for State
  9. E-Cigs to Be Targeted for Tax Hike
  10. HHSC in 'A Weaker Limbo'
  11. Health Connector Claims 15,000 Policies Sold
  12. NextEra: Solar rebates for Big Projects, not Rooftops
  13. CoC: Loss of Military Presence Could Drive Hawaii into Recession
  14. Grumpy, Sleepy, Dopey -- Flashback 2014
  15. Catherine Awakuni appointed Chair DCCA
  16. Candidates for neighborhood boards sought
  17. Soon All Four Counties Will Have Film Facilities
  18. Astronomy’s impact: Sector pumps $91.48 million into Big Isle economy in 2012
  19. Historic trails a public asset worth saving
  20. Kauai Leading state in hate?
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Saturday, December 27, 2014
December 27, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 4390 Views
  1. Open Letter to Gov. Ige on Transparency
  2. Ige Appoints DCCA, DoA, DHHL Directors, Deputies
  3. Honolulu to Convert all Streetlights to LED
  4. Hawaii prime target of foreign governments seeking US intelligence
  5. "The Interview": Not Quite Ready For The John Peter Zenger Honorary Oscar
  6. 21 Rail Supports Fail Concrete Stress Test
  7. The primary strategy to improve health in Hawaii should not be additional funding
  8. Nurses reach deal on Queen's contract
  9. Star-Adv: UH Hilo Free speech a noble cause
  10. Experimental Battery Depends on Red Hot Molten Salt
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Friday, December 26, 2014
December 26, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 3710 Views
  1. College Town? Honolulu Ranks 185th
  2. Star-Adv: Isle issues could use Obama's pull (no mention of Akaka Tribe)
  3. Esther Kia'aina: Akaka Tribe? 'Not much I can say'
  4. Cancer Center Used as Latest Excuse for Tax Hikes
  5. Hilo students defend right to free speech
  6. 5,141 leave Hawaii in 2014
  7. Ige: Affordable housing, state office bldg. could be built along rail
  8. Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 68 Units in FY 2014
  9. One Stop Center Needed to Deal with Homelessness Among Micronesian Migrants
  10. 'Beach Replenishment' is Latest Excuse for Tax Hike
  11. TVR Report Designed to Make Case for Tax Hikes
  12. Committee wraps up study for Age-Friendly City Initiative
  13. Nobody Uses Bike Lane so Drivers Park There
  14. Obama to troops: Afghanistan ‘not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again’
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Thursday, December 25, 2014
December 25, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:26 PM :: 4421 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Duke Aiona: What's Next?
  3. Is OHA a Criminal Enterprise?
  4. 142 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Confirms Election Contests Are Tough
  6. "Peace on Earth and good will toward men" Can Guide Policy
  7. Ige Looks at Budget, Contracts and Ends extra Xmas Eve, New Years Eve holiday
  8. Trevor Ozawa Questions Rail Cost Overruns
  9. New program helps homeless veteran reunite with family on mainland
  10. Wearing of body cameras proposed for officers
  11. Pothead Cop Breaks Sentencing Agreement, Gets Less Time Anyway
  12. Hawaii is one of two states to avoid upcoming Medicare penalties
  13. Lower Bills Coming: LNG to be Approved by Dec 31?
  14. Kauai Charter school community meeting slated
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
December 24, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 4184 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Lawsuit: State Gave Foster Boys to Bisexual Child Molester
  3. HTA Study: Vacation Rental Units are 25% of Total Lodging
  4. New report ranks Hawaii among worst places for business
  5. Al Hee Hires Beverly Hills Lawyer, Claims to be Not Guilty, Posts $25K Bond
  6. HHSC to get less than half of funding it had sought
  7. Court Rejects Tommy Waters Election Challenge for City Council Seat
  8. Kapolei: DHHL Gets $200M to Mismanage
  9. New Family Court rule guarantees legal aid for kids hurt in the system
  10. 23% Increase Licensing fees for nurses, realtors, others will Pay to Replace Decades old Wang Computers
  11. North Shore Kauai Nearly 40% of Homes are Illegal TVRs
  12. Legal pot Makes Denver a Magnet for Homeless
  13. Hawaii Lowest Mortgage Default Risk in USA 
  14. DLNR cuts presidential security coverage
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
December 23, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 4789 Views
  1. Single Payer Collapses in Vermont--Is David Ige Listening?
  2. Full Text: Ige Sends Budget to Legislature
  3. Hope or Despair for Hawaii's 'Ohana?
  4. Troubled Obamacare vendor awarded new Hawaii contract
  5. Commuter-Adjusted Daytime Population on Oahu
  6. Briefing: Doctors Discuss Challenge of Working With Medicaid
  7. PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Longshore Negotiations
  8. HART advertises first package of rail station contracts
  9. Video: Meet Hawaii's New Republican House Members
  10. Ige on Tax Increase: "Sometimes things happen"
  11. Ige Proposes Internet Sales Tax: $26B budget boosts Spending 8%
  12. Ige Budget leaves HHSC $48M in Red
  13. Star-Adv Editors Complain they Have a Hard time Getting Marijuana--Want 26 Pot Shops Opened
  14. Reopened Kulani Prison Still 70% Empty
  15. Old Boy Continuity: Takai Makes Hanabusa's Chief of Staff His Own
  16. Tax Credit Crowd Wants NextEra Deal
  17. Sidewalks in Chinatown cleared of homeless
  18. Thai workers on Hawaii farms may not get any of $8.7M award
  19. Forbes: Bank of Hawaii Second Best in USA
  20. Hawaii Dominates List of US Most Expensive Air Routes
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Monday, December 22, 2014
December 22, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 3555 Views
  1. Motions Fly in Lawsuit Seeking Removal of Schatz from Office
  2. U.S. should respond aggressively to cyber attack, expert says
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How they Voted December 22, 2014
  4. Honolulu Police Commission under fire
  5. February Showdown for HECO-Nextera Deal
  6. DHHL reform good first step
  7. Ritte Takes Molokai Down Slippery Slope (Again)
  8. Bad Data Tells Us Hawaii Is Very Healthy
  9. Espero: Constituents Not Clamoring for Legal Marijuana, Dispensaries more Likely
  10. HPD to start enforcing sit-lie law in Chinatown
  11. Sovereignty Activists Push to Recruit More Prisoners   
  12. Hawaii Atheist Doesn't Fool Michigan
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
December 21, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 3933 Views
  1. Task Force: Legislature Must Act This Session to Get Obamacare Waiver for Hawaii
  2. ILWU Port Slowdowns Behind Japanese Potato Crisis?
  3. 133 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  4. London Mayor’s Unpaid Tax Bill
  5. Scary Sticker Shock: Prospects Slim for Alarming $700M Rail Cost Overrun
  6. Shapiro: Rail is $5.26B Lemon
  7. Ige's Budget Due Monday: Santa Claus is coming, but he'll probably skip UH
  8. Mufi: No HEI sale to NextEra unless it serves Hawaii cronies
  9. Homosexual Rape Traumatizes Hawaii 6 Year Old
  10. Activists Push for Right to Give Marijuana to 5-year old, 8-year old
  11. REITS Targeted for $60M Tax Hike--to be Passed on to Tenants
  12. Honolulu Affordable Housing Rules Not Like Maui's?
  13. Ethics Commission staff recommend closing lobbyist disclosure loopholes
  14. Lava Six to seven days away from Pahoa
  15. Plastic Bags OK if they are Thicker and Say 'Reusable'?
  16. Obama Hanging our with Hooker-Lovin Buddy (again)
  17. Hawaii? Hacker posts more S. Korean reactor info on Internet
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
December 20, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 4966 Views
  1. Federalist Society: Is Obama Bringing the Akaka Bill Back?
  2. Flying to Hawaii: Comparing the Cost and Frequency Across States
  3. The Economic Impact of Astronomy in Hawaii
  4. Reforming No Child Left Behind
  5. Lying About 'Temporary' Tax Hikes is Old Tactic
  6. Lawmakers question the rush to extend rail surcharge
  7. Attention Honolulu: Maui County Forced to Relax Affordable Housing Requirements
  8. Angling for Money, UH Claims to be Unable to Afford Cancer Center Debt
  9. Desperate: Hawaii Health Connector enrollment deadline extended
  10. Pressler: HHSC, State Hospital top list of DoH Priorities
  11. Caldwell Won’t Discuss the Problems of Honolulu’s Police Chief
  12. Kauai PD first in state to use body cams on patrol
  13. Morita Ordered to Tear Down Vacation Rentals--fine cut in half
  14. Financial Disclosure Debate Moving to Hawaii Supreme Court
  15. Aloha United Way flexes political muscle to rebuff ethics recommendation
  16. Drug Dealer Marries Two-Time Killer in Hawaii's First Prison Gay Marriage
  17. Gabbard to Push Hemp Again this Session
  18. Maui Council Gives Mayor Authority to Raise Water Rates by Declaring 'Shortage'
  19. TAT?  Study Group Says Hire Consultant
  20. Walter Ritte, Anti-GMO Activists Hail Thugs Who Attacked Fishermen
  21. NextEra to Drill for Natural Gas
  22. Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam--Unchallenged
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Friday, December 19, 2014
December 19, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:40 PM :: 4411 Views
  1. HART: ‘Begin the discussion now of extending the existing half-percent GET surcharge’
  2. University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court: Agencies Have No Duty To Keep Their Records Accurately
  4. Hawaii's Demise Through the Eyes of The Economist
  5. Policy Talk: New Governor and His Agenda
  6. An American Hero: Capt. Jerry Coffee
  7. Obamas depart D.C. for annual Hawaiian vacation
  8. Recktenwald: No Right to Question Gay Marriage 
  9. Caldwell: HART GE Tax Revenues Being Manipulated to Fake Crisis
  10. Ige: We Will Do Better Job of Counting Honolulu GE Tax Revenue
  11. Slater: Convert Rail into Elevated Highway
  12. Star-Adv: Police Chief may be Compromised, Commission Must Act Now
  13. HECO Spins Revolving Door at PUC
  14. While Honolulu pushes to force more development of affordable homes, Maui Discovers Policy is a Failure
  15. Definition of Insanity?  Neil Milner Renews Push For Pension Tax
  16. Failure Justifies More Spending #1: Should State Hospital get Another $200M?
  17. Failure Justifies More Spending #2: UH to Legislature--Give Us Money or We'll Raise Tuition
  18. Its Budget Time So State environmental response programs Claim to be running out of money
  19. Hu Honua Bio-Mass project moving forward after settlement
  20. Hawaii Co Council: E-Cigs Same Regs as Tobacco
  21. Kauai Co Auditor's Retaliation Suit Back in State Court
  22. Hawaii 4th Longest Work Hours in USA
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 4955 Views
  1. OHA Chair Demands Censorship of Kakaako Coverage
  2. VIDEO: Oz Stender Said What About OHA?
  3. Corruption: Al Hee Indicted on 13 Counts--Could Get 39 Years in Federal Prison
  4. Gay Marriage Advocate Starts Pushing Polygamy for Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court hears gay marriage arguments
  6. Part of a Broader Plan: Homosexual Teacher Helps School Kids Come Out as Gay
  7. Hawaii churches continue to struggle for their religious freedom
  8. Hawaii Reports 1 Child Abuse Death from fiscal year 2008 through 2013
  9. $500M Short? HART Cites Its Own Incompetence as Reason for Massive GE Tax Hike
  10. Star-Adv: OHA's challenge to open-meetings ruling lacks merit
  11. PRP Gets $3,100 Fine For Campaign Violations
  12. P20: Public schools need flexibility, but be clear about what kind
  13. 2nd Director Put on Leave at Nepotistic Charter School
  14. As NextEra Closes in, Blue Planet Demands 100% 'Clean Energy' Cars
  15. Mayor veto of GMO Ag Tax stands
  16. GMO appeal squeaks through council (Mainland Anti-GMO Groups Make Same Worthless 'Free Representation' Offer)
  17. SHOPO, Former Chief Speak up for Embattled Kealoha as Commission Refuses to Act
  18. Judge Hawaii County Aerial Animal Eradication is Illegal
  19. UH Management Chaos? All they need is $9.7B and Everything Would be OK
  20. No Hawaii Assisted Living Center Meets More Than 75% of Goals
  21. Bikers refusing to use new King Street bike lane
  22. City crews Pick up 6 Tons of Homeless' Trash: Continue daily enforcement of "stored property ordinance."
  23. Hawaii is Home to Last Baby Boomer--He Can't Afford to Leave
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
December 17, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 3951 Views
  1. Only 3,500 Sign Up for Obamacare in Hawaii
  2. 114 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  3. Hawaii Family Forum: "Never, never, never give up."
  4. Hawaii is Addressing Liabilities, but There’s a Long Way to Go
  5. Feds Pay Hawaii to 'Test health care payment and service delivery models'
  6. A&B CEO Elected Chair of Hawaii Nature Conservancy
  7. Feds Pay Hawaii to 'Test health care payment and service delivery models'
  8. Nanakuli: City to Update Homeless Project
  9. Police Commission Chair Already Convinced that Chief is Innocent
  10. With NextEra Coming, Media Suddenly Admits That New Solar Projects Increase Oahu Electricity Bills
  11. NextEra/HECO transaction application to be filed with Hawaii regulators in six weeks
  12. New DHHL permit process approved
  13. Mentally Ill Criminal Released, Stabs Kailua Woman
  14. The Economist Looks at Hawaii Homelessness, Gets it Wrong
  15. Star-Adv on Bike Lane:  Danger of 'Appalling Fatalities' is Greatest Now
  16. University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes
  17. New calls for regulation as vacation rental popularity grows
  18. Schatz Booted off Energy Committee
  19. Mainland Anti-GMO Activists Admit they are Using Rural Hawaii Residents as pawns
  20. Fishermen Get Meddling Outside Enviros Out of their Hair, Solve Fisheries Issues
  21. Remark about ethnicity wins convict resentencing hearing
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 4792 Views
  1. OHA Chair: Exposure of My Kakaako-Pelatron Connection is 'less than helpful to elected officials'
  2. Health Exchange Signups Less Than 10% of Number Needed
  3. OHA Sues OIP Over Decision on Sunshine Law Violation
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted December 15, 2014
  5. Unemployment Insurance Rates Drop 22%
  6. Ige’s Interim AG Follows in Predecessor’s Footsteps by Fighting Disclosure Ruling
  7. FBI to Investigate HPD after Kealoha's stolen mailbox case dismissed
  8. Abercrombie Pardons Dirty Cop, Crooked Professor
  9. Lawyers Launch Stockholder Suit against HECO Merger
  10. Delacruz Back with Kapolei Land Swap Bill
  11. Hawaii Co Council to Decide on GMO Ruling Appeal
  12. Maui GMO case Reassigned to Judge Oki Mollway
  13. Council eyes Sunshine change
  14. Liver Failure: Natural Supplements Maker Faces Federal Mail Fraud Investigation
  15. Last lei stand in Waikiki struggling to stay in business
  16. Will the Rohrabacher Amendment Actually Block Federal Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Patients and Their Suppliers?
  17. Arraignment held for HPD officer accused of sex assault
  18. Malama Market Pahoa to close, evacuate as lava advances
  19. Mentally Ill Person Lived on Streets 20 Years
  20. Kauai Council Votes to Block Photographers
  21. Legacy Of A Honolulu Vietnam War Protest Justifies Wetting Down Muslim Terrorists
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Monday, December 15, 2014
December 15, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 PM :: 3942 Views
  1. Hawaii Teens #1 in E-Cigarette Use
  2. OHA Sues Office of Information Practices for Daring to Nail Sunshine Law Violation 
  3. Friends of Lanai Takes on NextEra
  4. Monday is Deadline for Obamacare Sign Up--And Nobody Wants it
  5. More Delays in Police Chief Civil Case
  6. Anti-GMO Ag Tax on Kauai Council Agenda Again
  7. Sovereignty Activists Complain UH Hilo Not Teaching Sovereignty
  8. Hawaii Co Council to Vote on E-Cigarette Law
  9. Four Years: Kauai County Fights Release of Toxicology Reports
  10. Soft on Islam Policy Leads to Sydney Terror Attack
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Sunday, December 14, 2014
December 14, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 3525 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. NextEra: The Green Corruption Files
  3. A Cliff in Hawaii Income Tax, Too
  4. Save HECO pt 1: Demand that NextEra Block LNG to keep Rates High
  5. Save HECO pt 2: Jobs Lost as NextEra Cuts Electric Bills by Building Natural Gas Plants, Installing Smart Meters
  6. Utility merger brings attention to undersea power cable proposal
  7. Life of the Land, HECO & the Future
  8. Star-Adv Cheers Obama Library 3' Above Allegedly Rising Sea Levels 
  9. Star-Adv Continues to Cover up Litigious Atheists' Move to Michigan
  10. Suggested Amendments to Sunshine Law
  11. Cyclists Will Die, but I've Got Counter Research
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Saturday, December 13, 2014
December 13, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 3625 Views
  1. 90 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. FBI Names Paul D. Delacourt Special Agent in Charge of Honolulu Division
  3. UH Hilo Highlighted in New Report: Most U.S. Colleges Violate Students’ Free Speech Rights
  4. The Inside Scoop on HECO’s Four Year Death Cycle
  5. Hawaii Pacific Health exec Virginia Pressler named state health director
  6. State Supreme Court Rules Counties Do Not Have Duty to Maintain Public Records
  7. FBI Director Visits Honolulu, Focus on Cybercrime
  8. Suspension lifted for HPD officer involved in police brutality case
  9. House Bill 83 keeps compact funds intact
  10. Energy Security?  Repeal Jones Act
  11. WaPo Laughs at Hawaii Obama Library proposal
  12. Senate Dems Suffer So Many Losses that they now rely on Hirono for Intelligence, Schatz for Ethics
  13. Damage at Kailua Waste Water Treatment Plant Will Cost taxpayers
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Friday, December 12, 2014
December 12, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 4363 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans Should Follow Lingle's Path to Victory
  2. Is the HECO-NextEra Merger a Done Deal?
  3. Hawaii 4th-Worst State for Small Business
  4. Smart Growth v. Suburbanization Score is 0-1
  5. National Report: Hawaii Ranks 5th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
  6. Hawaii Tech Chief: Bhagowalia's Pie in the Sky Promise Not Likely to Materialize Anytime Soon Thanks to HGEA
  7. Cost of HGEA Behind Collapse of HHSC Hospitals
  8. Hawaii DoT Claims Administrative Costs 'Only' $16,512 per Mile
  9. Hawaii takes small steps on $20B retiree liability
  10. PBN: UH Chronically Dysfunctional
  11. Kauai Audit report finds 'Discrepancies' in 80% of Vacation, Sick Leave Records
  12. Hawaii’s new first lady will focus on education
  13. NextEra Personnel Already Placed in HECO Offices
  14. Kewalos: OHA Lied About Kakaako Commitments
  15. Making it Up as they Go Along: Gay New Figures $19.3 for Hawaii
  16. Anti-GMO Activists Sinking in Moral Quicksand
  17. One Third of Hawaii Toddlers Not Immunized -- State Ranks 40th
  18. Council Gives Drunken Thief $250K
  19. Hawaii Loses 6100 Jobs to China
  20. Lawsuit Filed Against Pohakuloa
  21. Department of Health, U.S. Navy at odds over recommendation for Red Hill tanks
  22. Abercrombie's Last Act:  Pardons Man convicted of violent Manoa home invasion
  23. US Coast Guard, Police, Prepare for First Family's Holiday Arrival
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
December 11, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:15 PM :: 3377 Views
  1. Top Chicago Labor Law Firm Takes Aim at Illegal Appointment of Brian Schatz
  2. House Briefing to Look at UH Budget Request
  3. Senate Briefing on ERS Financial Status
  4. Active Lifestyle? Honolulu Ranks 24th
  5. Obamacare Increasing Coverage, but Not Access to Health Care
  6. Pension Fund Deficit: Still 26 Years From Solvency
  7. Ige to OHA: 'Focus on areas of common goals and common understanding'
  8. OHA Trustees: Servant Leaders with High Standards?
  9. Strategies for Clean Elections?
  10. Not going to Rise? Hawaii Obama Presidential Community Organizing Center Proposed at Sea Level 
  11. Aloha United Way fundraising with state described as unfair
  12. Hawaii Public Utilities Commission needs to expand
  13. Ige One of 10 Governors Elected Without Majority
  14. Juror: 'Somebody Hired to Steal Chief's Mailbox'
  15. Kauai Council to Vote on Anti-GMO Agriculture Tax Hike
  16. Anti-GMO Ex-mayoral candidate who defied laws guilty
  17. HPD officer indicted in sexual assault
  18. Hotel Sneaks into Mayor Wright Redevelopment Plan
  19. Water Commission Balks at Federal Water Grab
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
December 10, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 5353 Views
  1. OHA Trustees Elect Robert Lindsey Chair
  2. Video: Do Right-Wingers Support a Free Hawaii?
  3. Oahu churches seek dismissal of atheist lawsuit
  4. Made in China Solar Panels Costly for Planet
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court In Aina Lea: The Rationales Behind The Opinion
  6. Hawaii Ranks No. 1 Among All U.S. States in Overall Health
  7. Hawaii DoH: Significant Increase in E-Cigarette Use among Public School Teens
  8. Is it wasteful or watchful government spending?
  9. Os Stender: 'OHA Leadership Not up to the Task'
  10. The Greatest Energy Event in Hawaiian History
  11. Will Honolulu Police Commission Hold Chief Kealoha Accountable?
  12. Hawaii Health Connector Still Paying Controversial Tech Company to Fix its own Mistakes
  13. Sit-lie ban expansion on hold for now
  14. Several States Could Regulate and Tax Short-Term Rentals in 2015
  15. Jay’s resignation won’t cost UH, questions surround search for replacement
  16. Anti-GMO Activists Tee Off on Kauai Charter Commission
  17. Ritte Defends Thugs Accused of Attacking Fishermen
  18. The Problem With Lobbyists — and Their Regulators
  19. Honolulu 7th Least Affordable for Millennials
  20. New Plastic Bag Laws Benefit Lahaina Company
  21. China's New Submarine Can Nuke Hawaii
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 3731 Views
  1. 73 Candidates File for Neighborhood Board Elections
  2. Education Reform: Kelii Akina Interviews Darrel Galera, Roberta May
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted December 8, 2014
  4. Legislation Lets States Cut Ties Between Common Core and Federal Grants
  5. Man gets 33 months in prison after threatening to decapitate congresswoman
  6. Big Wind is Back--HECO's Inter-island Transmission Cable re-surfaces
  7. NextEra Enticed by Ultra-High Wholesale Electricity Prices
  8. Bill 81, Bill 82 Tens of Thousands of Dollars per Lot in New Taxes
  9. ERS Funding Creeps Upward
  10. Ben Jay to step down as Athletic Director at UH Manoa
  11. State Hospital, Public Defender Block Commitment of Mentally Ill Homeless Person
  12. Anti-Agriculture Activists Show True Colors
  13. Kalapama Canal: Homeless Camp takes over Rail TOD Site
  14. Plan to reduce Hawaii's use of oil in transportation to be revealed next summer
  15. Airports, Highways Divisions Appointments Announced
  16. Hawaii Journalists Do Not Respond to Survey on Political Corruption
  17. Hawaii Allows Special Prosecutor to Handle Police Cases
  18. Ordinary Criminal Dies Alone in Prison While Pflueger Walks
  19. Obama Contributes to Illegal TVR Problem
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Monday, December 8, 2014
December 8, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:21 PM :: 4105 Views
  1. Honolulu 31st Lowest Concentration of Disadvantaged
  2. Police Commission Must Step in, Discipline Kealoha
  3. Is the HECO-NextEra Merger a Done Deal?
  4. Thanks to Wind, Solar NextEra Pays the Least in Taxes
  5. State, Feds Give Away $21.2M in High Tech Corporate Welfare
  6. Homeless Dude Refuses Shelter for 13 Years
  7. Britain to Copy Hope Probation Program
  8. Mental Illness Costs $7M and Cure Still out of Reach
  9. Carlisle Confused About 2002
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Sunday, December 7, 2014
December 7, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 3961 Views
  1. Pearl Harbor, Civil Rights, and Hawaii Statehood
  2. Hawai’i State Hospital Employees Game Overtime System
  3. HECO Sends Six New Solar Projects for PUC Approval
  4. Ethics Commission Fines Non-Profit for Illegal Lobbying
  5. End Run Around Nexus
  6. Pearl Harbor Day:
  7. Ige Not Laying Down Policy Specifics
  8. PUC Appointment Puts HECO Merger in Ige's Lap
  9. NextEra Energy in Hawai`i: LNG, interisland cables and smart grids
  10. Obamacare Rate Hikes?  You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
  11. Maui Council Chair: Legislature Needs to Provide 'Legal Flexibility' to Maui Memorial
  12. Bungling Hawaii VA Behind Denial of Benefits to Navy Cross Recipient 
  13. Goebbels' Mistress Spied for Japan in Honolulu
  14. 'Hope nobody gets Hurt': 'Spooky' King St Project, 'Inspired by Portlandia'
  15. Review of Hawaii Co tax equity issues needed
  16. Agribusiness Development for former Wahiawa Dole Lands
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
December 6, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 4226 Views
  1. Pearl Harbor, Civil Rights, and Hawaii Statehood
  2. Mitsunaga, Rail Contractors Poured Money into Ige Campaign
  3. Ige Spent $11.25 per Vote
  4. Thousands join Gov. Ige in inauguration celebration dinner
  5. Soft Cop: Insurance Div Approves 8.4% HMSA Rate Hike
  6. Kauai Council to Vote on GMO Tax Veto Override
  7. Resolve cases of misconduct at DOE faster
  8. City Removes 14 Tons of Trash from Homeless Camps
  9. Kona residents mull land use process
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Friday, December 5, 2014
December 5, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:09 PM :: 4674 Views
  1. Hawaiians Lost Land, Homes in Scam: Sovereignty Activist Ordered to Pay Reparations
  2. Ige's Commitment: 'No Hidden Agendas, Avoid Raising Taxes'
  3. DoE Leaders Embrace Education Reform Proposals
  4. 182 Days: BOE Adopts Teacher-Proposed School Calendar for School Year 2015-2016
  5. Report: 63% of Hawaii Charter Schools Fall Below Academic Performance Standards
  6. Audit: AG, DBEDT Did Not Report Millions in Funds
  7. National Right to Life President to Speak in Hawaii
  8. The Jones Act’s Costly Impact
  9. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities for International Trade and Internal Growth
  10. Lawyer: HPD Chief Purposefully Causes Mistrial
  11. Leahi Hospital at Risk of Closing, 260 Patients may be Thrown into Street
  12. Charter Schools:  "Student Centered School" is an old idea whose time has come
  13. Star-Adv: Legalize below-radar housing
  14. Tulsi Gabbard Co-Sponsors Bill to Help Casino Magnate
  15. Ten Days to Hawaii Health Connector Deadline
  16. Will Ige Select AG Who Champions Transparency?
  17. Transparency: Will Ige Withdraw State's Appeal of Act 230?
  18. Hawaii's state government prioritizes 'cloud first' for new IT projects
  19. 45 Year Old Computer Systems Running State Departments
  20. Ige Inauguration Sold Out
  21. Maui News: Give Abercrombie Credit for Making Hawaii Run Better
  22. Honolulu among U.S. counties with least affordable homes, RealtyTrac says
  23. Usual Suspects Push State Tax Credit for EV Buyers
  24. Hawaii Among Six States Where Politicians are 100% Behind Gay Agenda
  25. Three Years Later McKinley Softball Stadium Not Completely Ready
  26. Cop Body Cams: A No-Brainer for Hawaii
  27. Hawaii FBI Received 3 Mine Resistant Vehicles Worth $1.2M
  28. Bike Lane: Rules vs Reality
  29. Former Certified Hawaii CEO Charged with 14 Felony Counts of Theft
  30. Mismanagement allegations at Pearl Harbor memorial
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
December 4, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:51 PM :: 4131 Views
  1. Day Before Announcing Sale of Company, HECO Inks Biofuel Deal with Cronies
  2. NextEra Buy May be Good for Rates, Bad for Distributed Generation
  3. Ige Appoints Six More Cabinet Members
  4. Caldwell Creates 'Office of Strategic Development'
  5. State, Kauai County Select Mediator to Begin GMO Fact-finding Mission
  6. 30 years of Honolulu City Lights
  7. Wall Street: Hawaii 12th Best-Run State in USA
  8. VIDEO: You'll Never Hear OHA Say This
  9. Hawaii-based unit final materiel recovery brigade in Afghanistan
  10. Next Era Buys Land for Big Cable Project, Solar Farms
  11. Next Era Rakes in $683M from Wind Tax Credits: Still Clings to Big Cable, Big Wind
  12. Common Core Oversold
  13. UH 15 to Finish Program Copied Nationally
  14. Kauai Mayor Vetoes Anti-GMO Tax Hike on Ag Land
  15. Kauai Study Group: Facts Aren't a Core Issue for Mainland Anti-GMO Activist
  16. Josh Green: Marijuana Dispensaries coming to Hawaii Next Session
  17. Hawaii One of Seven Worst States for Gun Owners
  18. Car Sharing Could Reduce Number of Cars on Streets 
  19. 220 square foot micro-units for Hawaii?
  20. City panel recommends approval of Hoopili rezoning plan
  21. Hawaii Real Estate Higher Than Bubble Years
  22. Hawaii Has 4th Largest Foreclosure Inventory in USA
  23. No ID disqualifies hundreds of homeless from Housing First
  24. Thousands of Military men Raped by Homosexuals this Year
  25. Escapee beats Murder Rap
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
December 3, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 3822 Views
  1. Hawaiian Electric Bought out by 'Nation's Largest Clean Energy Company' for $4.3B
  2. 2015 Neighborhood Board Candidate filing period opens
  3. HECO Finally Admits GEMS is a Rate Hike
  4. UH Hilo Settles Lawsuit Over Handing Out Constitutions
  5. Univ. of Hawaii Student Loans Up 100%
  6. Hawaii Gun Rights at Stake as California AG Appeals Denial of Standing
  7. Rep Ward: Is Governor Ige supporting Republican Issues?
  8. Auditor: Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Bill 'Flawed'
  9. Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel agree on new contract for locally produced biofuel
  10. Hawaii 30th Most Charitable State
  11. We the Powerful! -- Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
  12. Pearl Harbor Remembrance
  13. Star-Adv: OHA Lacks Integrity, Must Put House in Order
  14. State Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Gay Marriage Dec 18
  15. Slow-Moving DoE 'Investigations' Keep Staffers on Paid Leave for Over Year
  16. Linda Schatz hired by homebuilder Forest City
  17. Bill 62 Will Extend Sit-Lie to Pedestrian Malls
  18. Ka Leo: Bring the Superferry back to Hawai‘i
  19. How A 96-Year-Old Law Has Jeopardized America's Ports
  20. Hawaii One of Only Four States Still Above $3/Gallon
  21. 50MW LNG-Biofuel Peaker Plant Awaits PUC Approval
  22. Few show up to discuss land use
  23. Hawaii Land Use Commission Disputes Developer’s Assurance on Hoopili
  24. Haseko Calls Disclosure of PR Plan ‘Embarrassing’
  25. Santa Monica Shows Why Rent Control Doesn't Work
  26. Medicated marijuana users urged to renew certification
  27. New Kauai Council Last in State to Limit Testimony to 3 Min Each
  28. Sidney R. Thomas becomes chief judge of Ninth US Circuit Court
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
December 2, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 4789 Views
  1. Full Text: Ige’s Inaugural Address
  2. Ige Releases 11-Point 'Action Agenda'
  3. Hawaii ranks 40th in economic freedom
  4. Audit: 67% of 'Exempt' State Positions Vacant
  5. Honolulu Ethics Commission: City Officer Under Investigation
  6. VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Save Our Kakaako Interview
  7. Auditor Slams State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
  8. The True Cost of Speeding in Hawaii
  9. Auditor: Hearing Aid Insurance Mandate Not Needed
  10. Averting West Coast Port Shutdowns
  11. Rep Gene Ward Interviews Gov Waihee
  12. HECO Seeks 'Demand Response' Contractors
  13. ‘Green’ lobby pushes to extend lucrative tax breaks
  14. Full Text: Lt Gov. Tsutsui Inaugural Speech
  15. How Doctors and Lawyers Conspired to Bust Jimmy Pflueger out of Prison
  16. Sovereignty Activist Gets 6 1/2 Years, Scammed 200 Native Hawaiians
  17. Star-Adv: Hawaii Not at a Turning Point Just Because we have new Governor
  18. Ige Described as 'Very Collaborative' by Republican Leader
  19. Rachael Wong selected as next DHS director
  20. Louie Out, Hawaii To Get New Attorney General
  21. Caldwell Signs Sit/Lie
  22. Ige Inherits UH Athletic Mess Exacerbated by Abercrombie
  23. DoE Budget in Six Buckets
  24. Kauai Council Liberated from Anti-GMO Quacks
  25. Underhanded Trick at First Sitting of New Hawaii County Council
  26. 400 yards per Day: New Lava Flow Heads for Puna
  27. Theft of Honolulu police chief's mailbox highlights family financial feud; trial to begin
  28. Tracking New Projects in a Fast-Growing Kakaako
  29. Housing Advocates Reject Section 8 Mandate
  30. Paper Chaos in Auto Licensing
  31. UChicago, UHawaii may partner for Obama library
  32. Dec 11 Deadline for Obama Library Application
  33. Small businesses, 3 colleges to benefit from energy efficiency projects
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Monday, December 1, 2014
December 1, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:14 PM :: 3139 Views
  1. CB: 10 Things Hawaii’s Next Governor Has Said He’ll Do
  2. Will Ige Engineer Solutions or Just Administer Finances?
  3. Green Energy Scammers Panic as Oil Prices Collapse
  4. Micro Units Allow Developers to Score Megabucks off Hawaii's Poor
  5. Officials Wait to See if They Can Start Restricting Hawaii’s Plentiful Cesspools
  6. The Punahou Model
  7. Decline in native birds is linked to tiny mejiro
  8. Mindless Chatter about Non-Existent Ocean Acidification (clue: the oceans are alkali, not acid)
  9. Wave of Propaganda Begins on Approach to 1 Year Commemoration of Gay Marriage
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