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Friday, March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 3946 Views
  1. The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
  2. Hawaii lawmakers barreling toward $1 billion spending increase
  3. Travel Ban: 9th Circuit Court Will Reverse Hawaii’s Political Hack Judge
  4. Abortionist Moves to Hawaii after Undercover Video Expose
  5. Rickrolling Rail
  6. Video: Should Being Homeless in Hawaii be Considered an Illness?
  7. After $2B in Tax Credits, High Tech Scammers Pay Only $27M in Taxes
  8. Fuel, Property, Garbage: Caldwell Puts 9 Tax Hikes on Council Agenda
  9. Biofuel can be as Deadly as Coal
  10. Analysis: Hot housing market continues to drive up Honolulu rents
  11. HB1401: Vote by Mail Approved by Senate Committees
  12. Another high ranking police officer retires amid federal investigation
  13. Kealoha Litigation: Mo Money fo Mo Lawyers
  14. Private Airport Security Firm Hires 6 Fired Cops
  15. Lawsuit alleges sexual assault, harassment at women’s prison
  16. PR Advice: What Did HPD Get for $100K?
  17. Monk Seal Obsessives Begin Suing Each Other
  18. Anarchy: Silicon Valley Plan to Undermine Law and Order
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 4036 Views
  1. Senate WAM Budget -- $386M More Spending than House
  2. OHA seeks input on upcoming budget (for three days)
  3. OHA issues two more business loans
  4. Micronesian students head to International Robotics Competition
  5. UHERO: Electric Car Batteries Part of Plan to Go 100% Renewable
  6. As Expected, EPA Rejects Anti-Pesticide Activists’ Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos
  7. Legislature: Two Gangs Compete to Steal millions in GEMS money
  8. Energy Green: Plan to Use Trump to Get More State Tax Credits
  9. We Long Ago Stopped Trusting Anything About Honolulu Rail
  10. Blue Planet: Hike GE Tax and Make Traffic Even More Jammed
  11. 12% Raises for Maui County Execs?
  12. Thomas Gorak Nominated as PUC Commissioner
  13. HCDA proposes changes to affordable housing rules
  14. Push for DHHL Rental Housing Part of a Robin Danner Money Scheme
  15. HB83: Lets Build a Gigantic Festering Tent City for Tweekers at Waianae Boat Harbor
  16. Prosecutor's office confirms wife of former police chief demoted amid federal probe
  17. Soft on Crime: Should Scizo Killer be Let Back out onto Streets?
  18. Maui Liquor Comm Violates Sunshine Law to lift Cap on Number of Hostess Bars
  19. More Anti-Dairy Activism on Big Island
  20. After 8-Year Hiatus, Protesters back at Pohakuloa
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 3604 Views
  1. All Talk, No Action: State’s Low Refugee Count Works Against Hawaii v Trump
  2. Travel Ban: Hawaii Judge’s Ruling Based on Fake DHS Document
  3. Taxpayer Return on Investment? Hawaii ranks 49th
  4. Cover-up: How Wind Farms Hide Bird and Bat Kills
  5. Hawaii Dithers while Telescope Prepares to Build on Canary Islands
  6. Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production?
  7. Trump Economy: Visitor Spending Increases 11.5% in February 2017
  8. Sabotage in Store for OHA Audit?
  9. Report: Big island Hotspot for ‘Premature Death’
  10. Shortage of Homeless in Waikiki—Activists Terrified
  11. Honolulu Rail: City Needs To Get It Together Or Give It Up
  12. Anti-Dairy Activism Exported to Maui
  13. Maui Hospital subsidies missing from budget
  14. Hawaii Contingency Plan for Obamacare Repeal Becomes Christmas Tree Bill
  15. Arakawa Commits Political Suicide
  16. Hold Ige Responsible for Outcome of Superintendent Search
  17. DoE Fails to provide services to students with autism
  18. HB1580: Bill to Abolish Gasoline to be Heard Friday
  19. Hawaii has no Definition of Fossil Fuel
  20. Petition: Developers Stack HCDA Nomination List
  21. Curb HTA’s secrecy before seeking audit
  22. Panic in Kona Coffee Fields as Trump Reinstates Program to Deport Illegals Who Commit Felonies in US
  23. HCR176: Urge VA to Improve Health Care in Micronesia 
  24. SB221 Red Light Camera—a Money-Loser for the State
  25. One Nesting bird delays multimillion-dollar project in downtown Honolulu
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:49 PM :: 3308 Views
  1. FCC, DHHL Ask: Exclusive License to Criminal Al Hee Company Illegal?
  2. Hawaii Suicide Bill Would Have Let Nurses Diagnose Fatal Illness and Prescribe Death Pills
  3. Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
  4. Here's why rail is going to cost $12 to $13 billion
  5. Police Reform Bills Still Alive in Legislature
  6. HPD Gets PR Plan, not Reform Plan
  7. Council Approves More Lawyers to Defend Ex-Chief
  8. Assisted Suicide: Many Unanswered Questions
  9. HB1281: Tell Homeless to “Get a Job’
  10. Political Insiders Get Away With a No Comment
  11. Money Talks To Lawmakers During Legislative Session
  12. Condo boards brace for medical marijuana smoke complaints
  13. New Suitor for Hawaiian Electric Companies?
  14. Immigration Raids at Kona Coffee Farms
  15. Oahu GOP Elects Brett Kulbis Chair
  16. Travel Ban: Trump Slow Walks 9th Circuit, Seeks Vindication in 4th
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Monday, March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 4140 Views
  1. Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
  2. Feds to Reopen Papahanaumokuakea to Fishing?
  3. Farmer: Shame on Kawailoa Development LLP
  4. Hawaii Taxpayers to be kept waiting 16 weeks on Tax refunds
  5. Political Insiders Among Few to Get Caldwell’s Ohana Dwelling Permits
  6. Molokai to be 100% Renewable in 2020?
  7. If Hawaii Democrats believe in Sea Level Rise—Why are they building Rail?
  8. Iwilei: Homeless Problem will be solved just as soon as Rail is Finished?
  9. East Hawaii GOP Convention Offers Preview of State Convention
  10. Hawaii v Trump Updates
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Monday, March 27, 2017
March, 2017 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:49 AM :: 3054 Views
Farmer: Shame on Kawailoa Development LLP
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
March 26, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:59 PM :: 3551 Views
  1. Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. Hawaii Co Ag Property Tax Rate up 48.2%
  4. HIDOT Airports Div Red Tape: Theater of the Absurd
  5. Track rail costs with a Doomsday Clock
  6. Will Democrat ‘Mean Girls’ Let Fukumoto In?
  7. DLNR: Sea Levels to Rise 3.2 Feet (or was it 9?)  We are all Doomed!
  8. ‘Groundwater Inundation’ UH Manoa ‘Research’ Devises New Way to Shake Green Energy Tax Credits out of Lege
  9. SB1150 Chemophobia is Profitable: Selling ‘Bogus ‘Reef Safe’ Sunscreens
  10. Will State Fund Veterans Treatment Court?
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Saturday, March 25, 2017
March 25, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:38 PM :: 4639 Views
  1. Maui Man Stabs Girlfriend to Death Because She Refused Abortion
  2. Maui: Arakawa Submits $795.3 Million Budget Proposal
  3. Signer of Anti-Trump Letter Withdraws From Hawaii Military Think Tank
  4. ‘Sanctuary State?’—Hawaii Dems Pass Toothless Resolution to Fool Base
  5. HB1518: Bill could limit access to public records
  6. Amazon will collect sales taxes nationwide starting April 1
  7. HB1580 Abolish Gasoline and Diesel Vehicles
  8. Audit of tourism authority is urged
  9. Law exists to help mentally ill get treatment, but few resources available to do so
  10. HB1281: Bill to give homeless day jobs advances
  11. Tough Love: Diamond Head Homeless Sweep Forcers Six to Finally Accept Shelter
  12. Unreasonable Abercrombie Angry at Legislators--Wants Death for Expensive Oldsters
  13. Honolulu Prosecutor faces intense criticism for management of domestic violence safe house
  14. How Hawaii Paroling Authority Finds Excuses to Let Criminals Out Again and Again
  15. Ookala residents say runoff from dairy is contaminating streams, community
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Friday, March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 4230 Views
  1. Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ratifies Independent Audit
  2. On Sister Isles Working Class Whites Dying of Despair
  3. Being Hypnotized by HART?
  4. Double Food Production? Failed Central Planning Thrives in Hawaii
  5. Assisted Suicide Loses in Hawaii
  6. Hawaii Missile Defense Now
  7. HB209 and SB648 -- Two Income Tax Hikes on the Move
  8. Two Versions: Legal or Illegal TVRs to Be Taxed?
  9. HSTA Operative: Stalled Contract Talks Are Prompting Whispers Of A Strike
  10. 78-year-old business could shut down due to problems from homeless encampment
  11. Soft on Crime: Multiple Felon Gets Parole—Violates and Escapes in Beemer
  12. Unwanted Fukumoto to be Rejected by Democrats?
  13. Fukumoto: This is the Peak of My Political Career
  14. Travel Ban: Muslims Laughed out of Court
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 3959 Views
  1. Rep Andria Tupola to Run for Republican Party Chair?
  2. Do Muslims Have a Property Interest in US Visas?
  3. DLNR Statewide Hunting Survey
  4. Caldwell’s Chief of Staff Quits
  5. Victory! Lawmakers table Assisted Suicide bill following intense debate
  6. SB1183: Rail Tax Hike, Skim is Back --for DOTAX and HIDOT
  7. HB1580 Hawaii Legislators Still Working on Plan to Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles
  8. HB552: Obamacare Mandate Tax for Hawaii
  9. Honolulu Council ‘Rats Approve Garbage Tax, Bus Fare Hikes
  10. Bill 7 A Massive Property Tax Hike
  11. Lawmakers consider charging prepaid wireless users a Million Dollar fee
  12. City Employees Use Each Others Raises as Excuse for More Raises
  13. Reduced Budget Growth hits construction, schools
  14. Fukumoto? Some Democrats Urge Rep Marilyn Lee to Get Out of the Way
  15. Census: Oahu Loses 5,156 People in 2016
  16. Hypocrisy: Hawaii Accepts only 127 Refugees Since 9-11 Attacks
  17. DUI Attorneys Use Prosecutor’s ‘Ghost Ticket’ Defense for Their Own Clients
  18. Objection! 831 Exhibits Introduced in Telescope Case
  19. Oahu's hot housing market, limited supply leading to soaring demand
  20. Veterans Choice Worth Improving
  21. Espinda Slowing Down—Only 17 Over the Limit This Time
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 PM :: 4478 Views
  1. Omidyar Wins by Losing: Kauai Court Ruling Forces Farms to File EIS
  2. Trustees Set to Vote on OHA Audit
  3. Hawaii is in North Korea’s Crosshairs with no Real Defense
  4. Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
  5. Immigration: 9th Circuit Judge Warns Against ‘Judicial Psychoanalysis’
  6. Travel Ban: Hawaii AG Presents Obama Judge With More Paperwork to Rubberstamp
  7. Homeless Tent City: DLNR Removes ‘Tons of Debris’ from Diamond Head
  8. Fukumoto Quits GOP: ‘Seeking Membership in Democratic Party’
  9. SB1183: House Reinstates Massive Rail Tax Hike
  10. HSTA: No Private Organization (other than us) Should Influence Superintendent Selection Process
  11. Kauai Judge Sets Precedent for Obstruction of Agriculture
  12. Hundreds Sign Petition Demanding Removal of ‘Criminal Vagrant Squatters’
  13. After Years of HIDOT Bungling, Hawaiian Air Takes over Airport Project
  14. DOH fines DOA for illegal wastewater discharge in Halawa Stream
  15. Massive 5% Raise for Caldwell and his Cronies
  16. HMSA payment overhaul could impact care quality
  17. Incompetent DoE Meets Only 20% of Cool Schools Goal as Money Runs Out
  18. Trump policies could mean big boon for Hawaii fishermen
  19. Honolulu judge sides with American Samoa fishermen over feds
  20. Financial Times: Will Hawaii ERS Cause Stock Market Crash?
  21. Pew: Only Hawaii Has Eradicated Christians from Congressional Delegation 
  22. Board and Care: We ‘Vote’ our Patients, so Legislators Better Shut Down our Competitors
  23. Jeff Stone Proposes 80 McMansions for Hanalei Ridge
  24. High pesticide level spurs first recreational marijuana recall
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 4155 Views
  1. Public-Private Partnerships: Study Examines New Options for Rail
  2. Assisted Suicide Hearing Set for Thursday
  3. College Readiness: How Did Your School Do?
  4. Statewide 2017 HS Graduation Dates
  5. JSC Seeks Nominees for Two Oahu Judicial Vacancies
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 21, 2017
  7. HSTA Operative: We Made Ige, We Can Destroy Him
  8. Last Tax Hike Bill to Line HIDOT Coffers
  9. Film Tax Credits: Payoff for OHA to be Required
  10. Amazon to tax items sold in Hawaii
  11. State: Uber, Lyft ride-sharing fares subject to excise taxes
  12. Sunshine Week: “We are always secretive”
  13. Another Cop Charged in Another Child-Rape Case
  14. SB804: Hawaii Rep Creagan Revives Pesticide Disclosure Bill
  15. As is so Often the Case, Civil Beat Gets it Wrong
  16. Lawyers Profit Bigly from Telescope Hearings
  17. Lawyers profit from Homelessness: City's decision to pass on ACLU settlement offer proves costly
  18. Psychiatrist Sues HHSC
  19. Will Council Put Developers on HSDC Nomination List?
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Monday, March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:02 PM :: 4430 Views
  1. After Six Years Fight State Attempt to Steal Property--State May Owe Developer $200M
  2. Five Years Later—Still no Permit to Demolish Hotel, Build School
  3. Mindless Bureaucracy Obstructs Wireless Tech in Hawaii
  4. Convention Center Goes Back to Losing Money
  5. Dealers’ Moldy Salmonella-Infected Marijuana Kept Waiting by State Bureaucracy
  6. Bill 7: Caldwell’s Latest Tax Hike Trick
  7. Big Fat Raises for Kauai County Execs 
  8. Following the Anti-GMO Money, Part 2
  9. Caldwell Makes Sustainability Unsustainable
  10. HB887: Don’t Pay off All the OPEB Debt and We’ll Be Rich, Rich Rich!
  11. SB382: Legislature Considers Restructuring Public Utilities Commission
  12. HB2: Big Island Farms to Become TVRs
  13. Low morale plagues staff at veterans’ medical offices
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
March 19, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 PM :: 3825 Views
  1. Dissent: Five Ninth Circuit Judges Rebuke Court’s Immigration Ruling
  2. A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars, Part 2
  3. Fox News Video: How your tax dollars are being wasted on a railway in Hawaii
  4. Assisted Suicide Laws in Oregon and Washington: What Safeguards?
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. Caldwell Fined for Sewage Spills
  7. Election Results: KIUC Co-op Board
  8. March 18, 1959: Eisenhower Signs Hawaii Statehood Bill
  9. National Republicans Poised to Liberate Hawaii from HMSA-Kaiser Duopoly
  10. Star-Advertiser Instructs Readers on How to Hate Trump
  11. HB1471: Tax the TVRs Bill Still Alive
  12. HIDOT Continues to Blackmail Big Island
  13. HB775--Egg Inspection: Will legislature End 86 Years of Mindless Bureaucracy?
  14. Maui Waena’s new building — after 10 years — is finally open
  15. VA: Mindless Bureaucracy Makes a Mess out of Veterans Choice Program
  16. HB432: Lawmakers consider making financial abuse by caregivers a felony
  17. H-Power: Third Boiler Reduces Waste Flow to
  18. Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
March 18, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 3864 Views
  1. ‘Unindicted Co-conspirator’ Owns Manoa Mosque
  2. Hawaiian biodiversity declining millions of years--Before Humans Arrived
  3. Letter to OHA: Hawaiian Activists Demand Audit
  4. Trump Budget to De-fund Democrat Ward-Heelers in Hawaii
  5. “This is what we’ve done to Kauai now. You can’t even have a farm on ag land.”
  6. MECO May Face Blackouts After HC&S Closure
  7. SB718 Homeless Court
  8. Kailua Kona ‘Building a Force’ to Get Rid of ‘Criminal Vagrant Squatters’
  9. Hawaiian Airlines, HTA back airport authority bill
  10. 40 Muslims Eager to Engage with UH Manoa – But The Trumpmonster Won’t Let Them
  11. Muslims Leaving Hawaii
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Friday, March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:58 PM :: 5573 Views
  1. Hawaii v Trump: Decision based on Campaign Statements “Dangerous”
  2. How to fix Hawaii’s pension problem
  3. 15 Tax Hike Bills—and Four Tax Cuts--on the Move in the Legislature
  4. The Legislature Just Can't Help Itself When It Comes to the Maui Hospital
  5. Chief Justice Appoints Three Oahu District Court Judges
  6. Billy Kenoi Lava Tube
  7. Survey: Plurality in Hawaii Support Trump’s Travel Ban
  8. Hawaii is a Sanctuary State for Corruption—No Wiretaps Ordered Outside of Maui County
  9. $15M Change Orders: Redesign Rail Columns so they Don’t Collapse Under Weight of Stations
  10. SB334/HB1401: 100% Vote by Mail in 2020
  11. State Fines City for Caldwell Sewage Spills
  12. HPD might test body cameras this year
  13. New law would require Hawaii church-based pregnancy centers to post abortion referral sign
  14. SB1266: Low-Income Tenants Ask State To Keep Their Housing Affordable
  15. E-Cig Tax Will Force Retailers to Register
  16. Bumbling Legislators Could Cost State $55M in Federal Funds
  17. Trump’s Cuts to Taxpayer-Funded Liberalism Could be Deeeevaaastaaaatiiiing in Hawaii
  18. Hawaii Gas to build infrastructure for LNG expansion project
  19. Tillerson: Pre-emptive force an option with N.Korea
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 3755 Views
  1. How Would You Fix OHA?
  2. Study: Ige's Budget Runs Out of Money in Two Years
  3. American Samoa Rep Calls on Trump to Undo Fishing Bans in Obama Tuna Monuments
  4. Another Dangerous Travel-Ban Ruling
  5. House Budget Cuts Pension Payments
  6. Jail Population Down to 20 Prisoners?  Hawaii House Rearranges Staff
  7. HCR103: State House to Hear Alternative to Elevated Rail
  8. How To Save Money And Salvage The Rail
  9. Shakedown: To Get Film Tax Credits, Producers Will Have to Hire OHA ‘Cultural Consultants’
  10. County Budget Swells—65% for Salaries
  11. Hawaii ranks dead last in voter turnout for 2016 election
  12. Retaliation: Hawaii County Election Officials Continue to Drag Whistleblowers Through Court
  13. No applicants yet for next Honolulu police chief—April 3 Deadline
  14. Soft on Crime: Two Police Chases and Still out on Street
  15. Big Bust a Sign That OxyContin Users Shift to Heroin?
  16. SOS Domestic Violence Advocates Respond to Scene
  17. How Legislators Tricked Anti-GMO Morons
  18. Lead Poisoning: Caldwell Reneged on Promise to Maintain Site
  19. Dead Bee Hype Busted
  20. Hawaii v Trump: As Expected Honolulu Federal Judge Does His Part for the Local Power Structure
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 4244 Views
  1. Another Step Towards an OHA Audit
  2. Hawaii Republican Party Convention Set for May 12-13
  3. Break up 9th Circuit Court? Judicial Conference asks for 5 More Judgeships
  4. SB501: Force Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
  5. How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
  6. Trump Ban “Blatantly discriminatory”? Hawaii Should Look at the Fake Indian Tribe
  7. Prosecutor’s Office Tries to Squeeze Defendant on Behalf of Kealoha
  8. Liberal States Time their Anti-Trump Suits so Shopped Judges can Coordinate
  9. Caldwell: Creating a Giant Bureaucracy to do Sweetheart Deals with Developers
  10. Akina: Public-worker benefits need reform
  11. BOE Search: Matayoshi Should Apply
  12. HIDOT Takes Waianae Hostage, Demands Money
  13. Frustration mounts over HIDOT’s slow Honolulu airport renovations
  14. DLNR: A&B must prepare EIS for East Maui water diversion
  15. Following the Anti-GMO Money
  16. So Busy With Anti-Pesticide Hype, DoH Forgets About Lead Poisoned Soil in Kalihi
  17. SB1150 Crackpot Sunscreen Ban Continues to Advance
  18. Cover-up?  Kam Schools wants Secret Court Hearing on Alleged Faculty Pervert
  19. Manoa Rapist to get Another Chance?
  20. SB 718: Funds sought to expand court sessions for homeless
  21. Plan to Shut Down West Hawaii Homeless Camp Begins With Arrest of Its Meth Dealers
  22. Hawaii Supreme Court narrows definition of “disorderly conduct” in case of Occupy activist
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 3441 Views
  1. UPDATE: Galera Quits, BoE Resumes Search for Superintendent
  2. Grassroot Institute Urges Caution in Light of New Revenue Projection
  3. Race-based voting overturned in Guam — after six years
  4. House Finance Committee Proposes Budget
  5. Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 14, 2017
  7. What are the Financial Benefits of a University of Hawaii Education?
  8. Hawaii's case against Trump's travel ban, debunked
  9. Musical Chairs: Takumi of Pearl City will now be in charge of Laughing at Anti-GMO activists
  10. House Shakeup Also Related to Superintendent Search?
  11. Crooked Charter School Principal Gets off Even Easier
  12. Other Liberal States See Hawaii v Trump as a Joke—Join Washington v Trump Instead
  13. Dems Wish They Were Trump
  14. State Revenue Forecast Drops By $250 Million
  15. Hawaii among states with highest individual income tax collections per capita
  16. Young Parents Stay Broke until Kids Reach High School Age
  17. Bills Dealing With Homeless Health
  18. Twenty First Century Utilities still interested in Hawaiian Electric, source says
  19. Amid federal probe, wife of former police chief demoted at city prosecutor's office
  20. Another Day, Another Crooked Cop
  21. $1M a Year to Dump Toxic Waste on Hawaii
  22. More DOBOR Harassment Defeated
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Monday, March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 PM :: 3201 Views
  1. Board of Education Delays Superintendent Search Process After Challenge from Castle Foundation
  2. Honolulu Neighborhood Board--List of Contested Races and Candidates
  3. The Real Poison in Paradise
  4. Hawaii v Trump: ‘Deep Historical Illiteracy’
  5. SB786: Obvious Shell Bill “Relating to Medical Marijuana”
  6. Anti-GMO Obsessives Attempt to Oust McKelvey from Chairmanship
  7. Anti-Dairy Activism Spreads to Big Island
  8. Hawaii Expands Voluntary Pesticide Reporting Program—Anti-GMO Activists Not Satisfied (of course)
  9. Hawaii considering bill to force church, pro-life centers to promote abortion
  10. Attorney General Meets with Usual Suspects to make Hawaii Sanctuary for Unwanted Muslims
  11. Civil Beat Whines About Former Omidyar ‘Journalist’ Busted Over Threats to Jewish Centers
  12. Star-Adv Publishes Map of Homeless Camps on Oahu
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
March 12, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 PM :: 3834 Views
  1. A Constitutional Amendment for Education Wars
  2. Symposium: Caldwell’s Plan to Eliminate Lanes and Jam Up Traffic Even More
  3. UH Board of Regents finalists for Hawaii County selected
  4. Applicants Sought to Serve on Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
  5. Caldwell: Social Engineering More Important Than Affordable Housing
  6. Latest Scandal Opens Door to Investigation of DOBOR Corruption
  7. Honolulu mayors’ policies on rail is lesson from ‘fait accompli’ school of politics
  8. Politics still at the heart of education reinvention
  9. Kealoha Dreams of Donald Trump
  10. SB1240/HB1457 Anti-Aquarium Hysteria on the Move
  11. SB1109: Anti-Styrofoam Hysteria Gets Sidelined Again
  12. Environmental health risks to keiki discussed at state symposium
  13. Will Waianae Finally Get its Bypass Road?
  14. Quick and Cheap Anti-Missile System Can Protect Hawaii
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Saturday, March 11, 2017
March 11, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:13 PM :: 4524 Views
  1. DBEDT Report Designed to Help HSTA Write Slush Fund into Constitution?
  2. Is Hawaii's Hotel Room Tax Law Obsolete?
  3. SB1183: A Victory for the People (for now)
  4. HCR103: State lawmakers want cost comparison of street level versus elevated rail system
  5. Petition: Remove Hawaii AG Doug Chin
  6. Hawaii v Trump: The Documents
  7. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  8. Lt Governor Tsutsui to Resign-Democrat Wannabees Scramble
  9. Luke: Nobody Believes Caldwell Any More
  10. Telescope Round Two: DLNR seeks hearing officer for TMT sublease
  11. HIDOT Builds $318K Fence to Keep Tweekers Out, Leaves Gate Open
  12. NYT: Highest and Lowest Property Tax Rates in the U.S.
  13. School overcrowding concerns grow after plans for East Kapolei High scrapped
  14. North Korea Could Have Missile to Strike US in 'Next Few Years'
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Friday, March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 PM :: 4275 Views
  1. Hawaii V. Trump: A Legal Nothing-Burger
  2. Hawaii v Trump V2—a $150K Photo–Op
  3. Integrity: Castle Foundation Refusing to Pay for ‘Unfair’ DoE Superintendent Search
  4. “Second home” tax may put affordable homes out of reach
  5. HB790: Sue Farmers to Death
  6. Hawaii Abortion Mandate Copies California Law -- Headed for Supreme Court Hearing
  7. Full Text: Maui County State of the County Address
  8. Judge rules in city’s favor on gambling device seizures
  9. Rail: Compromised Staff and Vacant Diminished Management Lead to Cost Overruns “far above norms” 
  10. Ige: HART Should Explore Private Sector Funding
  11. Ige Casts Wide Net for the very best Darrel Galera for the job
  12. Lawyer Bills Hawaii $600/Hour to get More Muslims into Country
  13. After 2 Months Toying With Anti-GMO Losers, HB790 Killed in Voice Vote
  14. Breaking, Faking News
  15. More Garbage Taxes: City wants to start charging for bulky item pickup
  16. Bills Will Free Hilo from DLNR
  17. Homeless and Rich: Alleged Drug Dealers Caught with $2000 Cash, Lots of Meth
  18. Bedbugs and Other Bizarre claims add up in state payouts
  19. Ige: Trump is Straightforward 
  20. Hawaii to benefit from Strong Trump Military
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Thursday, March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 PM :: 5112 Views
  1. North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii
  2. $50K Cover-up: OHA, Garbage and Sex Harassment
  3. Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Refugee Order, Takes No Refugees
  4. 5 Facts You Need to Know About Hawaii v Trump (v.2)
  5. Hawaiian Electric Renewable Electricity Lags on Oahu—Reaches 26% Statewide
  6. Hawaii House Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance
  7. Civil Rights Violation? EPA Investigating Anti-GMO Pesticide Hype
  8. Trump Voter Captured at Campbell HS—Will be Disciplined
  9. Big Q: Majority Oppose Hawaii Suit Against Trump
  10. Ethics, insider edge, and governor’s role questioned in top school job switch
  11. House Panel Wants Budget Slashed By $500M
  12. Honolulu Rail Is Too Much, Too Late
  13. Waikiki Fee Hikes: More Opportunities to get into our Pocket
  14. Council Pushes $0.10 Bag Tax: More Opportunities to get into our Pocket (pt 2)
  15. Lawyer: Ex-Chief is Trying to Avoid My Process Servers
  16. State building linked to lawsuit, death of Hawaii Supreme Court justice
  17. Lease for PV farm on Maui mayor’s property canceled
  18. Economists: Deregulate Housing
  19. Economists: Don't Tax Real Estate Investors
  20. Build more housing to tackle high cost of living
  21. Ex-officer gets fine, probation for issuing false tickets
  22. Wailuku homeless are hired to clean streets
  23. Devil Styrofoam Will Have to Wait A Year or More to Get His Due 
  24. Trump Admin: "The government has wasted too much of the taxpayers' money on inefficient and misguided projects."
  25. Legislators Get Full Pension After Only 10 Years
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:27 PM :: 4147 Views
  1. Crossover--Complete List: Senate Sends 384 Bills to House
  2. Crossover--Complete List: House Sends 365 Bills to Senate
  3. Senate Approves Assisted Suicide and Mandatory Abortion Promotion—How They Voted
  4. Appeals court to hear arguments on whether Sen. Brickwood Galuteria lived in his district prior to his election
  5. 541 Running for Honolulu Neighborhood Board
  6. Thousands Petition for End to Hawaii Vehicle Safety Inspections
  7. Well Being: Honolulu Scores #4 in USA
  8. Unanimous: Senate Rejects Liar Caldwell--No GE Tax Hike
  9. Legislators Pass In Vitro Fertilization for Gays and Mandatory Abortion Promotion for Heterosexuals—Plus Assisted Suicide and State Obamacare
  10. Transsexual Agenda Being Implemented in Hawaii Public Schools
  11. HB1471 TVR Tax Collection System -- $100M defacto tax hike
  12. HECO Proposed Rate Hike 8.1% Plus Additional Charges
  13. BoE Promises ‘Transparency’ Before Picking ‘Ultimate Insider’ Galera for Sup’t
  14. Ige Admin: Chief Negotiator will Meet with HSTA After March 13
  15. Councilman Pushes $0.10 Per Bag Tax
  16. Council Considers Hike in Golf Fees and Waikiki Parking Rates
  17. Auditor Discovers 22% of Hawaii County Baseyard Inventory Missing—Councilmembers Attack Auditor
  18. Ethics: Campaign Contributions Do Not Create Conflict of Interest
  19. Two Years, 130 Homeless in Tent City: 8 Leave—2 Killed, 6 Accept Shelter
  20. Surfers Protest Against Wind Farms
  21. The ABCs of Anti-Agriculture Activism
  22. HB407 Health Savings Accounts
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:40 PM :: 3618 Views
  1. Hawaii Lawmakers Censor Pro-Lifers Defending Free Speech
  2. DLNR Finally Gets Around to Firing Rapist Cop Son of HGEA President
  3. Three Political Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
  4. Congress Repeals Obama’s Blacklist of Federal Contractors
  5. Darrel Galera Resigns BoE so Ige Can Appoint Him Superintendent
  6. Deadline to Apply for State Ethics and Campaign Spending Commissions Extended (again)
  7. NOAA: How are Coral Reef Fish Doing in Hawaii?
  8. Where Are Honolulu Rail’s Latest Financial Records?
  9. US DOT Demands Audit Before Funding High Speed Rail
  10. Star-Adv: Reveal spending for IUCN meeting
  11. Lawmakers out of touch with voters
  12. Calling Out The Anti-Science Denialists
  13. Let Wailuku Drown: Anti-GMO Councilmembers Vote Against Funding for Iao Valley Flood Control
  14. Lead is a Real Problem—But Anti-GMO Pesticide Hysteria Gets the Funding
  15. Bill would strip Hawaii gun owners of 2nd Amendment rights
  16. Sewer hookups slow Accessory Dwelling Unit approvals
  17. HSTA Protests Slow Negotiations
  18. Hawaii County: Usual Suspects Rake in Big Bucks
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Monday, March 6, 2017
March 6, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:02 PM :: 3672 Views
  1. HCDA Solar Project: Fraud, bribery and 23 Hawaiian sites
  2. OHA LLC Rakes in $4.3 to $6.5M a Year
  3. Conservation event funding is a mystery—Audit Quashed
  4. Na Hopena A’o program --helping students appreciate the “Hawaiian perspective.”
  5. Kealoha’s Lawyer Whines about the Investigation
  6. DoE Recruitment System Designed to Create Massive Turnover Problem
  7. Sunscreen: Hawaii Needs to Erect Buffer Zone Around Chemophobes
  8. Legislators: We’re Not Going to Reveal OUR Tax Returns—But We Want Trump’s
  9. Civil Beat Finally Releases some Readership Stats
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Sunday, March 5, 2017
March 5, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 4576 Views
  1. One Integrated Approach to Tax Fairness?
  2. Flooded With Fear
  3. State Supreme Court says election board erred in not hearing challenge
  4. Corrupt Former Fire Chief Arrested for Aiea Road Rage Murder
  5. Legislature is last hope of digging up true rail cost
  6. Caldwell Plan: Raise Taxes and Add Another Layer of Government
  7. Voices of working folk have grown eerily quiet
  8. SB501: Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion
  9. HB1501: Got a Meth Pipe?  No Biggie
  10. Beach Clean up: Activists Looking for Styrofoam Find Needles, Meth Pipes
  11. SB1109 Fake Chemical Scare: Styrofoam Ban Stalled
  12. Lead Poisoning: Real Chemical Scare Gets Scant Attention from DoH, Legislature 
  13. SB1240/HB1457: Anti-Aquarium Bills to be Voted 
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Saturday, March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 4459 Views
  1. Former Omidyar ‘Journalist’ Charged with Threats Against Jewish Centers
  2. HB314: Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance
  3. Anti-Gun Legislation Eligible for Senate Floor Vote Next Week
  4. Hawaii Legislature: A Guide to the Deadlines
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. OHA Trustee sued over secret sex harassment settlement
  7. HPD Reassigns Detective Who Investigated Toddler Abuse Case
  8. Police irked as repeat felons are released to drug treatment – then escape
  9. After a Lifetime of Crime, Let 55 Year Old Criminals Out One More Time
  10. Star-Adv: Lets pretend to Get Tough on UPW Rapists
  11. Still Refusing Shelter: Homeless drug addicts crowd into H-1 embankments
  12. Mayor: Ing Would Let Wailuku Residents Drown
  13. Green Energy is a Joke: HECO To Build Two More Giant Diesel Plants
  14. Anti-GMO Luxury Realtors Sue Each Other
  15. A Year Later--VA administration still looking for Hawaii director
  16. Hawaii Residents Have Least Past Due Medical Debt
  17. Who owns vacation rentals in Hawaii?
  18. State Supreme Court says election board erred in not hearing challenge
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Friday, March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 4018 Views
  1. Use CRA to Repeal Dept. of Interior Rule that Tries to Create Fake Indian Tribe in Hawaii
  2. Salvage the Rail: Street Level Plan Can be Completed with Existing Funds
  3. Ethics: DLNR Harbor Agent Grabs for Payoff Beyond $200 Allowed Under Law
  4. What you can do to help contain taxes
  5. Hawaii's Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment
  6. ILWU Work Action Idles Pasha Containership in Honolulu Harbor
  7. HIDOT to Solicit Feasibility Study for Ferry System
  8. Emergency Work Ordered--Giant Sewer May Collapse Under Ala Moana Blvd
  9. Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
  10. Eight Nominated for UH Board of Regents
  11. NCAA Reduces Punishment for UH men’s basketball
  12. Security: Hawaii Legislators are Sitting Ducks
  13. UHERO Fears Trumpmonster: “Many things could go wrong in Washington”
  14. Caldwell: My Garbage Tax and Bus Fare Hikes are a Political Gambit
  15. Caldwell Budget Adds 191 Positions, Funds 522 Vacant Positions
  16. TMT hearing concludes: Decision on contested case could still be months away
  17. Not all multi-home owners are investors
  18. With No Cardiologists, Sister Isle Hospitals Pay $70K for Life Flight
  19. Firefighters could receive 100% Disability pay, Expended Medical Benefits
  20. Urban Honolulu ranks 16th among U.S. metro areas in median pay
  21. Bills To Raise Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Dead
  22. SB689 Search and Seizure: County Inspectors May Raid Buildings Without Warrant—Looking for ‘Illegal Yoga Studios’, ‘Granite Countertops’
  23. Hawaii gun bill aims to prevent mass shootings by seizing firearms from ‘at-risk’ owners
  24. Soft on Crime: Lifelong Criminal Will be back out in a Year

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
March 2, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 PM :: 4583 Views
  1. HPD, FBI Investigate Threat to Honolulu Jewish Preschool
  2. New Study Details Driving Forces of Hawaii's Unfunded Liability Crisis
  3. OHA Ethics Complaints Ignored—Until Now
  4. California Company Helps Hawaii Marijuana Dealers Plan Sales to 9M Tourists
  5. City schedules meeting to update community on O‘ahu General Plan
  6. Senate Judiciary and Labor Passes Assisted Suicide Bill Out of Committee
  7. Memorial Service for Former State Rep Mark Moses
  8. Trump Should Rescind Obama’s Hawaiian Government Rule
  9. Grand Jury Investigation Needed to Get to Bottom of HPD Toddler Abuse Case
  10. Caldwell Budget Designed to Justify Tax Hike
  11. Hawaii Moves Too Slow On Asset Forfeiture Reform
  12. Bitcoin Shutdown related to Hawaii Marijuana Dispensaries Tax Evasion System?
  13. Your state is soaking you for beer money
  14. Hawaii: Why Wait—We can Already Announce the Worst Appellate Decision of 2017
  15. Kakaako Homeless Refuse Shelter, Dogs Attack Parkgoers
  16. HB790: Sacrifice Agriculture to the Hysterical Demos
  17. Another step back for dairy – State orders Restart of EIS
  18. Planning panel gives city OK to use the landfill till it’s filled
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 3380 Views
  1. POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
  2. Best States? Government Drags Hawaii Down to 27th
  3. Full Text: President Donald J Trump Speech to Joint Session of Congress
  4. First Month of Trump Economy: Visitor Spending up 10.1%—Arrivals Jump 4.9%
  5. Senate Devises Property Tax Bait n Switch to Help $500M HSTA Slush Fund Pass Vote
  6. SB1129: Senate to Vote on Assisted Suicide
  7. Airbnb bill calls to collect taxes from vacation rental owners
  8. Prescribe-a-Home Bills Amended
  9. Hawaii Bill Targeting Commercial Fishing Industry in Danger
  10. Why Weren’t Other Parents Told About Day Care Toddler Abuse?
  11. 15 Years Later, UH Athletics Dep’t Finally Figures out it Might Need a Marketing Partner
  12. Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists
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