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Thursday, March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:04 PM :: 3426 Views
  1. Hawaii Land Use Laws Violate Fair Housing Act
  2. Federal Recognition: How Robin Danner Made $11.9M
  3. Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills: One Down, Three to Go
  4. Willes Lee Succeeds Sharon Angle as President of National Federation of Republican Assemblies
  5. Honolulu's mayor, Hawaii's members of Congress may face no re-election opposition
  6. Lawyer: Kenoi Not Quite a Thief
  7. Transparency Could Have Saved Billy Kenoi from Himself
  8. Pflueger Kills 8 at Ka Loko, Legislature Giving Him $10M Buy Out
  9. Airport Authority Would Cut OHA out of Greenmail Action
  10. Queens Hospital: 639 Homeless Patients Last Year
  11. Lets Give Dope to Little Kids and Make Your Insurance Pay for It
  12. Legislators: Insurance Companies Must Pay $54M a Year for Trannies’ Hormones
  13. Big Island Farmer Quits After 30 Years—Wants to Grow Weed
  14. DoH Debunks Anti-Dairy Farm Hype
  15. Anti-Dairy Farm Protesters are Source of Pollution
  16. DoE Facilities Branch is Dysfunctional

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 PM :: 3439 Views
  1. Photos: Hate-Fueled Attack on Mauna Kea Radio Telescope
  2. Beyond Political Sovereignty: Pathways for Native Hawaiian Advancement
  3. Solving Hawaii Housing Crisis Through Land Use Reform
  4. Ige releases $5 million for design of new West Oahu high school
  5. Presidential Caucus: Hawaii Republicans Show How it is Done
  6. It’s Time For Hawaii To Move To State-Run Presidential Primaries
  7. Ige Administration Does Nothing as Telescope Prepares to Leave Hawaii
  8. Affordable Housing Bills Inch Closer To Passage At Hawaii Legislature
  9. HCDA: Close Kakaako Makai to Drive out Homeless Tent City
  10. Pesticide Report:  No Harm to Human Health
  11. Soft on Crime: Former Drug Dealer Billy Kenoi Arrested and Released
  12. Will House Finance Committee Hear Crime victims rights’ bill?
  13. Obama’s Gift to Hawaii:  Early release for Pahala Meth Dealer
  14. Lunatic Acquitted Killer Denied Off-Ground Privileges For Now
  15. MPD cop arrested 5 times in 1 year, still on the force
  16. Three More Rusting Wind Junk Projects proposed for Waters off Oahu
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
March, 2016 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 9:50 PM :: 3807 Views
  • Presidential Caucus: Hawaii Republicans Show How it is Done
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 PM :: 4563 Views
  1. Official Precinct by Precinct Results: Hawaii Democratic Presidential Caucus
  2. OHA to Fund Kana’iolowalu Roll Again?
  3. Video: Aha Aloha Aina Meetings Protest Nai Aupuni
  4. Bizarre News: Corrupt Language Removed from Bill
  5. Hawaii Legislators: Driving Stoned?
  6. Half of Hawai’i Residents Struggling “Paycheck to Paycheck”
  7. City proposes bill to waive most accessory dwelling unit permit fees
  8. Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Vote on Wednesday
  9. Cigarette Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest in USA
  10. Jones Act Campaign Contributions: Mazie Hirono is Living the Dream
  11. Stevedores Shutdown Matson Oakland Terminal
  12. Rep Mark Takai: Hawaii Should Switch to Presidential Primary System
  13. Hawaii Democrat Rip Off: After Sanders Voter Flock to Caucuses, Delegates go to Clinton
  14. Caucus Went According to Arrogant Democrats Bizarre Plan
  15. In Cuba, Hokulea finds Hawaii parallels with the Other One-Party Socialist State Founded in 1959
  16. Nestor Garcia: Behind-the-scenes-string-puller at KHON
  17. Experts: State faces worsening shortage of primary care doctors
  18. Will Hawaii’s Teacher Evaluation System Get Scrapped?
  19. Actual revenue generated by Pro Bowl questioned
  20. Hyatt Funds Anti-Dairy Farm Activists Search for Kukae
  21. HB2166: Boost Renters’ Tax Credit to $150
  22. Refusing Shelter: Kakaako homeless camps spring up again
  23. Bumbling City Permitting Department only Able to Approve Seven ADUs
  24. Haters Against Hate?
  25. Tied 4-4 after Scalia’s death, high court gives Public Sector unions a win
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Monday, March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:01 PM :: 3359 Views
  1. Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Bill Advancing through Legislature with Bipartisan Support
  2. Honolulu Council: We Want Homeless Tent Cites All over Island Right Now!
  3. Rail 2 Years Late and 10 Miles Short
  4. Amid Hawaii delays, the Internet turned to a Google doc for caucus results
  5. UH Administrators Think they are the Second Coming of Act221
  6. Caldwell Need to get Serious About Caldwell’s Zoo
  7. HCR127: Hawaii Weighs Study on Decriminalizing All Drugs
  8. Soft on Rape: 18 Priors, out on Streets Does it Again
  9. Anti-GMO Activists Undue Influence on Pesticide Report
  10. The Death of Moral Relativism
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Sunday, March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:51 PM :: 3418 Views
  1. Official Results: Sanders Winning Hawaii with 70%
  2. Angry Democrats Caucus: ‘It was chaos and a farce’
  3. HB1739: Boss Can Demand Your Social Media Passwords
  4. Can Illegal TVRs be Taxed?
  5. Bill Burgess: Honolulu attorney fought race-exclusive programs
  6. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  7. DoE: $4M to Cover ‘Stupid Idiot Teacher Who Ran Over Student While Driving on School Lawn’
  8. SB2690: Infinite Possibilities for Cigarette Tax Hike
  9. Bills Would Loosen OHA’s Grip on Airports
  10. Legislator wants to ax Kihei high school in favor of West Oahu facility
  11. Legislators Demand Shelters Provide Better Accommodations for Homeless
  12. HB1751: Corrupting the drive towards a sustainable energy future
  13. NextEra merger: HIEC willing co-op partner
  14. Without NEM, Nobody Wants Solar
  15. Nobody Wants to Pay for Publicly Funded Campaigns
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:32 PM :: 3496 Views
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 24, 2016
  2. Hawaii DoE: Don’t Measure Students Ability to Speak English
  3. ‘Culturally Accurate’ Testing: DoE Latest Scheme to Move Goalposts
  4. Where to Vote: Hawaii Democrats Presidential Preference Poll March 26
  5. Anti-GMO Activists Push Hard for Sanders Win
  6. Hawaii Democrats Will Quickly Lose Sanders Voters
  7. 'Thirty Meter Telescope' could find Refuge from Hawaii in War-Torn Kashmir
  8. Former Rail Architect Nails HART: Crime, Lunacy, Big Bucks—Mistake after Mistake 
  9. Architect: HART a Poster Child for How Not to Put in a Transit System
  10. Caldwell’s Zoo Could Lose 10% of Animals
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Friday, March 25, 2016
March 25, 2016 News Release
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 5528 Views
  1. Grassroot Report: How to Fix Hawaii's Housing Crisis
  2. Lawsuit Dismissed: State’s 10% Rail Tax Skim Stands
  3. Maui Budget: Mayor Arakawa Says No Property Tax Rate Increase Necessary
  4. Sanders: No Federal Interference with Native Hawaiians
  5. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  6. Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
  7. Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State
  8. Cataluna: Billy Kenoi was last one Left in Old Boys Political Bullpen
  9. Ethics Board, Stacked with Cronies, Finally Decides hear Kenoi complaint
  10. Kame'eleihiwa: Hillary Will Give us our Fake Indian Tribe
  11. Beth Fukumoto: "Start acting like a [expletive] Republican."
  12. DoE Shysters to Grill Mentally Disabled Girl Raped again and again at Multiple DoE Campuses
  13. Horner: HART Revenue Plan Outdated
  14. HB2740: Sen Roz Baker rewriting bill to allow HMSA Medical Care delays
  15. The Dark Side Of Renewable Energy
  16. Next Round of HC&S Worker Layoffs Announced
  17. Kauai Anti-GMO Leader Busted for Alcohol
  18. Revolving Door: Keoki Kerr Leaving HNN TV for HSTA Job
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 PM :: 4569 Views
  1. Billy Kenoi Indicted, Arrest Warrant Issued -- Could Get 15 Years in Prison
  2. Nai Aupuni Fundarising: Don’t Give These Scams a Dime
  3. SR16: Hawaii Legislative Resolution Asks Google to Censor Internet
  4. Where to Vote: Hawaii Democrats Presidential Preference Poll March 26
  5. Victory: Lawmakers shelve fuel tax hikes
  6. Haoles Back Sanders in Democrat Vote Saturday
  7. On November Ballot: Police Commission Can Fire Chief
  8. SB3034: Victims’ rights measure advances through House
  9. Stadium’s future could be tied to private-public development
  10. Thousands petition to keep Wahiawa General Hospital open
  11. Hawaii Superferry Headed for Maine-Nova Scotia Route
  12. Anti-GMO Movement: Deny 3rd World Farmers the Best Seeds
  13. Apo: Prince Kuhio Founded Indian Tribe—But Nobody Noticed until recently
  14. Soft on Crime: Out on Probation Does it Again and Again and Again
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 3956 Views
  1. Fuel Tax Hike to be Heard by Committee Without Proper Public Notice
  2. Tuition up 136%: UH Manoa Ranks #1 in USA—and Administration Wants More
  3. Caldwell’s Zoo Loses Accreditation
  4. New Report Compares E-Cigarette Taxes in 50 States
  5. TomTom: Honolulu 6th Most Congested in USA
  6. OHA Funding for Native Hawaiian Roll Comm on Today’s Agenda RM16-01
  7. Honolulu rail aims to be #1: Costliest transit project in the country’s history on per capita basis
  8. Secret Political Cabal Behind New Media Company
  9. Revolving Door: Ex-KITV Aide To Gov. Ige Launches Video Production Company
  10. Caldwell is Insincere and Disrespectful
  11. Senate committee OKs Ag water rights bill
  12. On Island Obsessed with GMOs, Meth No Longer Makes Headlines
  13. Obamacare: Your Medical Care is Already being Rationed
  14. SB2244: Cut retirement benefits for judges
  15. SB265: Help Pimps Recruit Minors
  16. Cop Cameras Among The Police Reform Bills Still Alive
  17. HPD officer found guilty of trafficking stolen vehicle
  18. Hawaii County Water Rates Hikes to Pay for Alt Energy Schemes
  19. Hawaii taxpayers Pay $13.28M for Fancy Waikiki Enviro Conference
  20. Number of Hawaii residents kept medicated with marijuana could double
  21. Libraries Inundated with Homeless
  22. Maui County $31K/year on Herbicide
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 PM :: 3354 Views
  1. Hawaii Republican State Convention Set for May 21
  2. Hawaii 12th Most Expensive State to Own a Car
  3. Hawaii Legislation Would Strengthen Franchisee Rights
  4. Hawaii Planned Parenthood Should be Investigated Not Celebrated
  5. Hawaii Family Advocates Legislative Week in Review
  6. Hunting for alternate site:  TMT board members visit Canary Islands
  7. Sanders Panders to Anti-GMO Crowd
  8. Stanley Chang comes from the most liberal side of the Democratic Party
  9. Zika Lands on Chemophobe Kauai—‘No Spraying Was Done’
  10. OHA Cronies Grab for Control of Agricultural Water
  11. Transportation Department Holds Kauai Hostage to Fuel Tax Hike
  12. SB2690: Rise in Cigarette Tax Peddled as Aid to Cancer Center
  13. HB2466: Special Fund Raid Targets Community Health Centers as E-Cigs Continue to Cut into Tobacco Sales
  14. Just for Laughs: UH Administrators Pretend to have a Plan to Save UH Cancer Center
  15. 100% Goal is Still Fake – Renewable Energy Bill Deferred
  16. Senate Votes $28M for DHHL
  17. Committee tightens up a measure on transient rental taxes
  18. What’s Happened To Mayor’s ‘Bold’ Affordable Housing Plan?
  19. Task Force to Take Aim at Affordable Housing Money
  20. Crime Victims Flood Newspaper: Will my Perpetrator be released?
  21. Admiral, Police Team up for Maui Marijuana Business
  22. HB1072: Psychologists Want to Sell Drugs, Too
  23. Army to Reduce Hawaii Forces 8%
  24. Joining Dems and GOP is possible but unethical
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Monday, March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:09 PM :: 3669 Views
  1. Report: Rep Fukumoto Will Quit Republican Party
  2. DoH Announces Political Insiders Chosen to Review Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 21, 2016
  4. The hidden hand of the state is reaching for your car keys
  5. NYT: Hawaii Struggles to Keep Rail Project From Becoming a Boondoggle
  6. Big Dig, Rail: Grabauskas lands in familiar territory
  7. Chang thinks he can beat popular Slom; we’ll see
  8. Caldwell, Martin Still Playing Political games
  9. What really happened at the ʻAha, part III
  10. Agricultural future for Hawaii rests on removing many barriers to entry
  11. Throwing Bad Renewable Energy Projects Off the Bridge
  12. Hawaii Superferry Going to Maine-Nova Scotia Route
  13. Wahiawa General Hospital in danger of closing
  14. HPD officer resigns to help Wahiawa's homeless full-time
  15. Maui Council boosts transparency
  16. Anti-GMO Hawaii County Council Candidate Exposed as Paid Lobbyist
  17. 1,566 Hawaii Same Sex Marriages Since 2013
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Sunday, March 20, 2016
March 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 5025 Views
  1. Bill Burgess: Honolulu attorney fought race-exclusive programs
  2. Hawaii State Judiciary “Connect-A-Vet” resource fair
  3. Triple Referral Lateral
  4. Could You Please Pick Up That Pencil?
  5. Hawaii: Assault on your Second Amendment Rights Continues
  6. Clumsy and Secretive: Caldwell’s Minions Mug Ethics Director
  7. Thousands of Punatics, Anti-GMOs Joining Hawaii Democratic Party to Vote for Socialist
  8. Kauai Fact-Finding: Anti-GMO Pesticide Hype Completely Unsubstantiated
  9. Are you participating in Hawaii’s main political party caucuses to choose a presidential nominee?
  10. Wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits Oahu
  11. NYT: UH Lags Private Sector in Equal Pay, Womens’ Rights
  12. Financial woes threaten the UH Cancer Center
  13. Required testing of rape kits removed from bills
  14. HB2391: Release Hundreds of Criminals Back onto Streets
  15. Medicated: Another 1,800 Sign Up to Smoke Weed
  16. Affordable? Senior Housing Rents Jump 62%
  17. City says North Shore playground built by volunteers must come down
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Saturday, March 19, 2016
March 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 2937 Views
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 18, 2016
  2. MDs: Gender Ideology Harms Children
  3. Where to Vote: Hawaii Democrats Presidential Preference Poll March 26
  4. Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission
  5. Hawaii State Senate: A Wall of Secrecy ‘for year or more’
  6. Anti-GMO Realtors Demand Seizure of HC&S Land
  7. Conflict of Interest: Anti-Ag Activist Appointed to Maui Water Board
  8. Obamacare Gives HMSA New Way to Reduce Quality of Medical Care
  9. Chilly temps aren't slowing state's push to cool classrooms
  10. Police Standards Board Bill Revived
  11. SB2411: Police Body Cams Committee Vote Tuesday
  12. Four Officers Involved in Conspiracy to Stage Auto Theft—Vehicle Later Used in Robbery of Drug Dealer
  13. Ethics Panel Seat Still Open
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Friday, March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 3867 Views
  1. Police Raid Offices of Honolulu Rail Car Supplier
  2. Organic Farmers Thwart Tropical Disease Eradication Efforts
  3. Duke Aiona Legislative Update March 17, 2016
  4. Hawaii: Assault on your Second Amendment Rights Continues
  5. Beer Taxes: Hawaii Ranks #5 in USA
  6. Lava Tube: DLNR’s Case ‘setting up roadblocks to the media on matters large and small’
  7. March 18, 1959: Eisenhower Signs Hawaii Statehood Bill
  8. Alii Place: $50M State Giveaway to Owner?
  9. Hollywood Giveaway: Hawaii Offers up to $15M Taxpayer Money per Movie
  10. Office of Hawaiian Affairs Has 10 Employees In The Six-Figure Range
  11. Chang Aims for Total One Party Control of State Senate
  12. Kauai Mayor Carvalho calls for $20M increase in general excise tax
  13. Charter: Police Commission to get Teeth?
  14. Ferry Bill Clears First House Committee
  15. Water a Money Spinner for A&B
  16. Lawmakers ask HMSA, doctors to compromise on imaging pre-authorization
  17. Hawaii medical school drops off U.S. News list of top programs, law school drops 10 places
  18. FBI: Hawaii Overwhelmed with Perverts
  19. Civil Beat's Errors and Conflict of Interest
  20. Dolphins to Be Protected from Eco-Religionists after Decade of Harassment
  21. Ethnic bloc endorsements seem odd and out of date
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 3248 Views
  1. Na’i Aupuni Cancels Ratification Vote
  2. Anti-Gun Bills Deferred
  3. Plan to renovate or rebuild Aloha Stadium could become a taxpayer boondoggle
  4. Oahu Windfarm Proposed for Live Explosives Dumping Area
  5. 2016 County Health Rankings Hawaii
  6. Honolulu Drivers Waste 49 Hours in Traffic
  7. Hawaii House budget Boosts Spending by $2B
  8. House Budget Bill—$60M to be Wasted on Aloha Stadium
  9. House budgets $200M for new Maui jail, Undercuts OCCC, Halawa Plan
  10. Two Sheriffs Involved in HPD Stolen Car Scheme
  11. 81% Chance of Sanders Win in Hawaii
  12. Telescope: Selection of Hearing Officer ‘In Progress’
  13. SB2562: State Squad to Apply Pressure to Homeless Who Continue to Refuse Shelter
  14. Will Utah Housing First Leader Direct Honolulu Homeless Effort?
  15. Kauai Utility CEO: Renewable Energy Goal Not Cheap Or Easy To Meet
  16. Honolulu Police Commission’s job review of HPD Chief Louis Kealoha is an embarrassing whitewash
  17. Hawaii TSA had 'record number' of violations, discrepancies
  18. Prosecutors: Gay Prostitute Killed Woman in Honolulu—Faces Kiddie Porn Charges
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:13 PM :: 3715 Views
  1. HB2085: Ban Sale of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles in Hawaii
  2. House committee to hear ferry bill Wednesday morning
  3. HB2555: Hemp Inc Behind Industrial Hemp Bill
  4. Anti-Gun Bills up for Senate Vote
  5. Hawaii County PD Seeks Community Input
  6. Rail, TheBus and HandiVan Operations – Under HART or the Mayor?
  7. State Hands IT Systems to New UH Tech Center
  8. Feathering Their Own Nests, UH Administrators to Peddle Latest Round of Tuition Hikes at Public Meetings
  9. Small Business Day at the Capitol, March 30
  10. Na’i Aupuni Ratification Trick
  11. Osorio: Three major problems with the ʻAha constitution
  12. Honolulu rail project's chief architect departs, warns of project's future
  13. HB1751: Alt Energy Meeting Goals By Screwing With Definitions
  14. Consultant faults Hawaiian Electric for geothermal contract failure
  15. DOE investigations into employees drag on for months
  16. Arakawa pushing for hard-wall housing units for Maui homeless
  17. Star Adv:  Steal Affordable Housing Credits from DHHL
  18. 2 top Hawaii TSA managers sue agency for discrimination, retaliation
  19. HPD Officer on trial for allegedly buying, selling stolen SUV
  20. Lawmakers consider releasing hundreds of inmates to Boost Crime Rate
  21. Hawaii’s Largest Meth Dealer Gets Reduced Sentence
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:29 PM :: 4494 Views
  1. Interior Department Funds Guam ‘Self-Determination’ Outreach
  2. Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on 3rd District Court Nominees
  3. HR21: Development Land Swap for Great Lawn in Hawaii Kai
  4. Complete List: Bills that Passed First Crossover
  5. Grand jury in Kenoi case issues subpoenas
  6. Caldwell Makes Excuses for not asking police chief to go on leave during FBI probe
  7. Legislature: Lets Make it Easier to Pass Around the Campaign Cash
  8. GEMS for DoE plan hits delay
  9. HTA against shifting $3M to UH sports
  10. SB2244: No Pension for Judges Unless They are reappointed
  11. Transparency-Related Bills Before Legislature
  12. HB2501: With Sugar Dead, Usual Suspects Fight to Take Away Ag Water
  13. State Fines Costco $16K for Helping With Hurricane Relief
  14. 1,000 Apply for 84 Affordable Rentals in Pearl City
  15. Declining oil prices lead to lower Electric Bills
  16. Planning director calls for revoking permits for Aina Lea golf courses
  17. Soft on Crime: Tweeker Gets Probation for Near-Fatal Shooting--Surprisingly She’s Back at it Again
  18. SB2309: Untested Rape Kits
  19. If Hawaii Had Dictatorship Like Cuba, We Could Shut Down Anti-Pesticide Nuts and Spray to Stop Dengue, Zika
  20. Dem Presidential Caucus a Test of Strength for Anti-GMO Nuts
  21. Trump gets huge win in Northern Mariana Islands GOP caucus
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Monday, March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 3304 Views
  1. Anti-Gun Bills up for Senate Vote
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 14, 2016
  3. HB2558: State Travel Expenses to Flood DLNR ‘Carbon Credit’ Slush Fund 
  4. Delaying Medical Tests To Save Money Is A Dangerous Game
  5. Police commission rating of Kealoha seems incomplete
  6. High Public Cost Of Race Case Bolsters Calls For Police Reform
  7. ‘Liquefied natural gas’ doesn’t always mean ‘fossil fuel’
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Sunday, March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 3378 Views
  1. Regressivity
  2. Auditor: Incompetence Prevents Management of State IT Resources
  3. Auditor: Handi-Van Not ADA-Compliant
  4. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 11, 2016
  5. SB 2840–Kill Zombie Pensions
  6. Morita Comes up Short in KIUC Bid
  7. AP: Only Senator Sam Slom Responded Fully to Our Open Records Request
  8. Senators go along with Dubious $75M Gas and Vehicle Tax Hike
  9. SB2454: Make Income Taxes More Progressive
  10. State is squarely in path of unfunded liability landslide
  11. Affordable housing trade-off: Credit program aids Hawaiian Homelands
  12. Another $30M in Revenue Bonds for Political Insiders
  13. Hawaii Trump Voters: It’s time to move to a level of confrontation not seen in local politics
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Saturday, March 12, 2016
March 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:40 PM :: 4431 Views
  1. Applicants Sought for Ethics Commission
  2. Hawaii Cesspools: Tax Credit, Ban
  3. Caldwell Minions finally force City Ethics Director Out for Being too Tough on Rail Crooks?
  4. OHA Mauna Kea Cash Grab: Judge Remands All Telescopes’ Sublease back to BLNR 
  5. House Set to Approve $16B Budget, $300M in Red
  6. Hawaii could be only state that taxes Girl Scout cookies if Idaho bill passes
  7. Hawaii's general fund tax deposits up 7.4%
  8. Homeless are Big Part of Hawaii’s $1.2B Medicaid Bill
  9. Hawaii deals with dramatic shortage of doctors
  10. Like Tourism, State’s #2 Industry ‘In Slow Decline’
  11. Hawaii tech industry ranks 45th in the nation
  12. Civil Beat Hypes Latest Gaggle of Phony Taxpayer-Funded Tech Companies
  13. Anti-GMO Activists Just Keep on Lying
  14. 2 former GOP Hawaii chairs face complaint over their criticism of Trump
  15. Can Tulsi Gabbard Swing Hawaii Voters to Sanders?
  16. New state BOE policy embraces language diversity in classrooms
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Friday, March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 5755 Views
  1. Final Results: Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. Guam Votes Tonight In The Republican Primary
  3. Nai Aupuni’s Secret Controllers
  4. Hawaii GE Tax Bites into 99% of Personal Income
  5. Maui: Auditor Undervalues our Garbage
  6. Maui Council Rejects 300% Agriculture Tax Hike
  7. American Samoa Fights Feds for Fishing Zone
  8. The Best—and Worst—States for Workers with Disabilities
  9. AM940 -- Grassroot Institute on the Air
  10. Full Text: Kauai Pesticide Report
  11. Local GOP hopes caucus turnout re-energizes party
  12. Hawaii Trump Voters “Disgusted with political correctness”
  13. Revolving Door: Politician Nestor Garcia Pays Largest Ethics Fine in History, Gets Hired by KHON
  14. Revolving Door: Ex-KITV Aide To Gov. Ige Launches Video Production Company
  15. How Fed Wreckers Kept Aha Distracted
  16. Drivers’ concerns rise as lawmakers advance bill to hike vehicle fees
  17. Maui Council Rejects Massive Ag Tax Hike
  18. Report finds no health impacts from pesticide use on Kauai
  19. FBI investigates allegations police chief's wife lied in court to fix ticket for Solar Contractor
  20. Calls for police chief to step aside grow amid expanding federal probe
  21. Hearing begins over Kauai Police Department’s body camera program
  22. Hawaii or Hawai'i: What's the official spelling?
  23. Kau: Sovereignty Activists Harass Landowners, Courts
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 3549 Views
  1. Over 15,000 Ballots Cast in Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. Beyond Political Sovereignty: Pathways for Native Hawaiian Advancement
  3. Hawaii’s Deficit Disaster: Learning from Illinois
  4. Raising Hawaii Taxes in 2016 - Unconstitutional Economics Exposed
  5. Hawaii Cruz Campaigners Disciplined by National Cruz Campaign
  6. Hawaii GOP caucus -- party hand-counts remaining ballots
  7. OHA Cronies: Seat a Government Before January 20, 2017, and Obama Will Make us a Tribe
  8. Rep. Choy’s bill would let legislators take jobs at the University of Hawaii
  9. HB2408: DoT to Award Secret Land Permits
  10. Kauai: Report Debunks Every Anti-Pesticide Claim
  11. Federal investigation into police chief broadens
  12. Honolulu police chief ‘exceeds expectations’ in annual evaluation  (Meanwhile FBI closing in....)
  13. Ex-officer was bookie during HPD tenure, prosecutors say
  14. Missing OCCC extended furlough inmate captured, arrested for attempted murder
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 AM :: 3475 Views
  1. Results from Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. 2016 Hawaii Legislative Watch: People vs. Government
  3. Huge Voter Turnout for Hawaii Republican Caucuses
  4. $75M Tax on gas, auto weight would go up via bill OK’d by senators
  5. Sen Sam Slom, after a brief hospitalization, is back in true form at the Capitol
  6. Will TheBus be Handed over to Rail System?
  7. Hawaii County employees can keep frequent flier miles Purchased with P-Card
  8. What’s Up With Panel To Award Medical Pot Dispensary Licenses?
  9. Idle Rich Behind Hawaii Anti-GMO Activism
  10. Plans for Rusting wind junk off Waikiki moving ahead
  11. Hawaii’s Public Charter School Movement At A Crossroads
  12. Judicial Appointment Bills are Retaliation for DHHL Ruling?
  13. Homeless Tent City: Arguments, Yelling and a Party
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:51 PM :: 4241 Views
  1. Where to Vote: Tuesday March 8 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. Rick Santorum Campaigning for Rubio in Hawaii
  3. Five Anti-Gun Bills up for House Vote
  4. Fitch: Hawaii debt levels are high
  5. Kasich: No Fake Hawaiian Indian Tribe
  6. Clinton Backs Fake Indian Tribe for Hawaii
  7. Native Hawaiian nation won’t be on public dime
  8. Duke Aiona Endorses Rubio
  9. Excitement Builds for Today’s Republican Presidential Caucus
  10. Can Hawaii and Idaho Stop Trump Tuesday?
  11. Rep Beth Fukumoto Chang on Trump: “I told you so”
  12. Hate on Display: As Sugar Layoffs Begin, Leading Hawaii Anti-GMO Activist Deploys Revisionist History to Cheer Demise
  13. Hawaii County Ethics Comm Holds Secret Hearings to Grant Exemptions to Double Dipping Self Dealing Contractors
  14. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz loses mind, calls on media to focus more on climate change
  15. Vehicle owners face increases to three separate fees under new bill
  16. Chronic Homeless Refusing Help, Return to Kakaako
  17. Proposed law would release even more criminals onto streets
  18. Men assaulted by Honolulu officer file lawsuit against city
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Monday, March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 PM :: 2681 Views
  1. Where to Vote: Tuesday March 8 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. Djou Open Letter against Trump: ‘Selfish immaturity unworthy of Presidency’
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 7, 2016
  4. First Decking: Complete List of Crossover Bills
  5. Vegans are Crazy: Does Study Stand Up?
  6. Hawaii Republican Caucus Tuesday March 8
  7. Economic Justice Starts With Correcting Tax System Inequities
  8. Prison Operator Wants Native Hawaiian Inmates’ Suit Wrapped Up
  9. Musings: Fact, Fancy and Flat-Out Fudging
  10. Legislative News
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Sunday, March 6, 2016
March 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 PM :: 4863 Views
  1. Nai Aupuni Aha Roll Call--How They Voted
  2. Energy Star Certification Program Promises Hawaii DoE $300M in Savings
  3. Tax Conformity: Can We Make It Move?
  4. March 8 GOP Caucus – Where to Vote
  5. What Really Happened at Aha: Delegate ‘Crying like a little B***h’, ‘Hostage’ Demands $5000 Ransom, and more
  6. Nai Aupuni ‘Constitution’ Becomes New Excuse for Multi-Million Dollar Cash Grab
  7. Mayor’s role on bank board seems to be a clear conflict
  8. Rail Tax Hike: ‘Can’t I get the Same Thing?’ 
  9. Maui County: Punitive tax plan has Real Potential to Shut Down Farms, Ranches
  10. Senate moving bill to grab veto power on reappointment of judges and justices
  11. Abercrombie, Sanders: Birds of a Feather
  12. SB2569: Homelessness Court Sought to handle 14,860 Tickets
  13. Star-Adv: Quit playing politics with homelessness
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Saturday, March 5, 2016
March 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 4204 Views
  1. Where to Vote: Tuesday March 8 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. Former Bush Supporter Barbara Marumoto Endorses Rubio
  3. Former Carson Supporter Sen Sam Slom Endorses Ted Cruz for President
  4. Sen Sam Slom Hospitalized
  5. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of March 4, 2016
  6. Renewable Energy: How the 100% Mandate Hurts Hawaii
  7. Hawaii Drone Bill Would Hinder Federal Surveillance Program
  8. Hawaii Bill to Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients Clears Final House Committee
  9. HPD: Surfing on Duty?  Beat your Wife?  -- Get Promoted to Captain
  10. Obamacare: HMSA Refuses to Pay for Medical Tests, Patient Suffers Stroke While Waiting
  11. 78% Support Term Limits for Hawaii Legislators
  12. Kauai Council Considers Stupendous Gas Tax Hike
  13. After $10K and 2.5 Months, Builder Finally Allowed to Apply for ADU Permit
  14. How Caldwell Wants To Spend $61.7 Million On Housing
  15. Windward Residents Continue to Suffer Bus Cuts to Pay for Rail
  16. ACLU Desperately Trying to Keep the Homeless, Homeless: Urine is a Constitutional Right
  17. Hawaii lawmakers push to ban professors sex with students
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Friday, March 4, 2016
March 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 4212 Views
  1. Where to Vote: Tuesday March 8 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  2. Waste Management: Millions for Company Tied to OHA Chair Pass Through House Finance on Three Minutes Public Notice
  3. Gasoline Taxes: Hawaii 4th Highest in USA
  4. Hawaii: Legislation that Violates Due Process Could be Voted on in the House Friday
  5. Hawaii Federal Court: Get Ready For Bridge Aina Lea Trial
  6. Hawaiian Electric Companies report record high renewable energy use
  7. Excitement Builds for March 8 Hawaii Presidential Caucus
  8. Star-Adv: Reject gas tax--bloated bureaucracy, not lack of money, is a fundamental obstacle to better roadways
  9. Your Tax Dollars at Work: HCDA, City Team up for Florida Boat Junket
  10. Governor: 100% Renewable Energy Formula ‘Flawed’
  11. Sen Keith Agaran: I Intended to Kill Term Limits from the Beginning
  12. Borreca: Gabbard Can Expect Retaliation from Clinton Machine
  13. Mayor keeps his options open for seeking another elected office
  14. Harry Kim to run for Hawaii County mayor again
  15. Hitachi hitting speedbumps in acquisition of rail car manufacturer Ansaldo
  16. Legislators Work to protect Tobacco Biz by Taxing E-Cigs
  17. Garbled gibberish, faux science and Utopian agricultural dreams
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
March 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 PM :: 4047 Views
  1. Nai Aupuni ‘Constitution’ Dictated by Department of Interior?
  2. Honolulu Charter Commission to Discuss Rail-Related Proposals Friday
  3. Impact of Jones Act Shipping on Hawaii Cost of Living? House Refuses to Study Issue
  4. Caldwell, Liberal West Coast Mayors, Hope to Exploit Homelessness for Federal Megabucks
  5. Hawaii Republicans ready for March 8 Presidential caucus
  6. Contractor: Hawaii DoT Using Lawsuit to Cover up Incompetence
  7. Emergency? Lingle Built Shelter Space for 650 Homeless, Ige 20
  8. Senators Kill Bills To Elect Judges, Create Legislative Term Limits
  9. Residency: Josh Green Lives and Works on Oahu but Says he Still Occasionally Visits his Kona District
  10. OHA Trustee: Another $2M Must be Wasted on Nai Aupuni
  11. Judge strikes dollar amount from order to boost DHHL funds
  12. Kapolei students chosen for telescope time
  13. State of the City Fallout
  14. Jon Drinky Karimatsu Convicted on 2nd DUI
  15. IDG-Huena Geothermal Missed the High Price Opportunity
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:52 PM :: 4881 Views
  1. Duke Aiona Legislative Update March 1, 2016
  2. Grassroot: Pro Bowl Numbers Don’t Add Up
  3. HB1473: Help Legislators Buy Influence, Spread Campaign Cash
  4. Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hawaii's Electorate
  5. CTA Innovation Scorecard: Hawaii Dead Last, Likely to Stay There
  6. Trump’s isle lead has rivals wary of upcoming caucus
  7. Tulsi Gabbard Not a Combat Veteran
  8. Star-Adv: Keep Political Appointees out of HART, Bus Lines Will have to be Cut
  9. Geothermal Wars: IDG/Huena—The Highest Price of Them All
  10. Media Ignored OHA Cronies Aha—62% Say ‘Meaningless’
  11. 5.5% increase in $462M Hawaii County Budget mostly for salaries, benefits
  12. Soft on Crime: Lunatic Returns to Asylum
  13. City: Artificial Turf Cheaper than UPW Lawnmowers
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:59 PM :: 4768 Views
  1. Grassroot: Aha ‘Constitution’ is Effort to Form Race-Based Government
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 29, 2016
  3. Guards Union: Airport Security Contractor Illegally Holding Money Which Belongs to Workers
  4. Tax Facts & Figures: How Does Hawaii Compare?
  5. Hawaii: Only 38% Doubt God
  6. Retaliation: Nailed for Campaign Spending Violations, House Reps Push HB2008 to Eliminate Investigators’ Positions
  7. Trump ‘A Nightmare for Hawaii GOP?’
  8. Nai Aupuni Constitution: Limitless Land Grab
  9. Legal turbulence that swirls around Nai Aupuni will not abate anytime soon
  10. Senate panel votes $75.3M gasoline tax hike
  11. Dead for Session: Two Different GE Tax Hikes
  12. Kauai County’s GE tax hike plan filled with flaws
  13. Maui County: Now That Sugar is Dead, We Want 1000% Tax Hike on Farms, Ranches
  14. Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Dies
  15. Caldwell: HART Should Take Control of TheBus, HandiVan
  16. HECO-NextEra Hearings End Today
  17. SB2561: Why Does it Take 10 years to Build Affordable Housing in Hawaii?
  18. Can LUC Penalize Developers?
  19. Ige, Legislators Flail About Looking for More Prison Space to Create UPW Positions, Spend More Money
  20. 3 Maui prison recruits fired after strip club fight, stabbing
  21. 20 Convictions:  Out on Bail--Does it Again
  22. YB Monopoly: Lousy Service is Latest Excuse for Rate Hike
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