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Tuesday, May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 1804 Views
  1. HPD Rejects 95% of Applicants
  2. Cataluna: Joe Logan should not be Honolulu’s police chief.
  3. HPD: No one in custody as investigation into Thomas Square shooting continues  
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Monday, May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 2033 Views
  1. Rolling Blackouts Coming: Failed Solar Farms Leave ‘Planners’ Without a Real Plan to Replace Coal Plant
  2. Judge will consider whether to unseal DNA evidence in Dana Ireland murder
  3. DHHL Gets 52 Acres in Kapolei, Plans for Shopping Center?
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Sunday, May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:13 PM :: 1725 Views
  1. Pinata: $600M Scramble at DHHL  
  2. School Facilities: $200M Uncharted and Untested
  3. Indicted Max Sword Still on Water Board
  4. Broken Trust Dickie Wong Led Senate Only because of Republicans
  5. Property Tax Rates on Hawaii County Council Agenda
  6. Charter amendment would free auditor to follow up on tips
  7. Don’t Let The Proposed Honolulu Police Ballot Questions Die
  8. What Are The Odds Kai Kahele Could Become Governor?
  9. DLNR Uncle Billy Lease debacle
  10. Drug Dealer fights DLNR over Shoreline Erosion
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Saturday, May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 2755 Views
  1. How Did Police Commission Miss Zane Logan Problem?
  2. Public housing dispute over $1B redevelopment raises accusations of lavish spending
  3. Perpetrators, not Victims: Hardened Criminal Homeless behind crime in Waikiki
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Friday, May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 2341 Views
  1. SB2510: How Kouchi, Dela Cruz Blackmailed House to Pass Hu Honua Bill
  2. 3 people shot outside Blaisdell Graduation Ceremony--2 of 3 suspects already released
  3. School employees threatened with violence say DOE isn’t taking their concerns seriously
  4. Lava buyout program seeks to limit payouts: Maximum for undeveloped properties would be set at $22K
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Thursday, May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 2923 Views
  1. SB2510 -- How Hu Honua Buys the Next Governor
  2. Hawaii Legislature Passes Unconstitutional Bill
  3. Kauai: Brun sentenced to 20 years for Kaua‘i drug trafficking ring
  4. Kauai: Retaliation Accusations Could Sink Kai Kahele’s Pick For US Marshal In Hawaii
  5. Hawaii residents deplete monthly budget 21 days after payday, study reveals
  6. County pays $135,000 to settle defamation lawsuit
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 2814 Views
  1. China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement
  2. Honolulu city council committee approves latest HART rail recovery plan
  3. HGEA Stalling Delays Full Opening of State Lunatic Asylum
  4. Maui Families Discover that $700K ‘Affordable’ Homes aren’t, really 
  5. COVID ‘Emergency’ Still Alive: Ige Extends ‘Emergency’ SNAP Benefits Through July
  6. Months after completion, homeless resource center with 27 apartments sits empty
  7. BWS Activates other wells, Water ‘Crisis’ Disappears
  8. Anti-Mask Candidates Testify Against Hayashi
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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:39 PM :: 1814 Views
  1. Hu Honua: Can KSBE and ILWU Make Big Island Ratepayers Cough up $285M?  Appeal to State Supreme Court Next
  2. Phony Populism: Special Interest Money Fuels Kai Kahele’s ‘Leadership PAC’
  3. Putin Says Mazie Hirono is Welcome to Visit
  4. Shipping organization calls for Jones Act overhaul, not just a 1-year exemption
  5. Food Processing is Key to Developing Hawaii Agriculture
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Monday, May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 1784 Views
  1. How Limits on renewable energy could become campaign contribution motherlode
  2. PUC rejects Hu Honua bid to saddle users with Overpriced Electricity
  3. Hu Honua is Attempting to Steamroll Over Regulators
  4. Annual Convention Center ‘Leaky Roof’ Scam Nets $15M
  5. Loophole ruins ban on flavored tobacco, Hawaii health advocates say
  6. Judge Says Lawsuit Against Department Of Agriculture Can Go Forward
  7. State to spend $26M to fix the aging Wahiawa Dam, acquire Lake Wilson  
  8. What does it take to get 20 Homeless to Accept Shelter?
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Sunday, May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1658 Views
  1. Suddenly Rushing, now that the Process is Public: Honolulu Police Commission Will Appoint New Chief Monday
  2. Crime, COVID Create Waves of Anger to Exploit
  3. Hawaii 6th Most Democrat State
  4. Island of Retaliation: Lawsuit targets Chief (yes, it’s Kauai again)
  5. Thousands of Hawaii County building permits set to expire next month
  6. State lawsuit claims 2 brothers improperly profiting from public roads in Kakaako and Waikiki
  7. Headstones used as flooring in homeless encampment
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Saturday, May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 PM :: 4312 Views
  1. Cayetano Donors Unleash first negative ads in race for governor
  2. Lawmaker who introduced bail reform bill now asking Ige to veto it
  3. SB3289: Advocates will be back for ‘Opt-out’ Again and Again until They Get it
  4. After Four Years DoH finally gets around to revoking care home license
  5. US class action over alleged ‘greenwashed’ sunscreen
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Friday, May 20, 2022
March 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 5498 Views
  1. Former Prison Chief Nolan Espinda Dies After Being Found Shot At Kailua Beach
  2. Schizophrenic Inmate’s Suicide Is Prompting Calls For ‘Meaningful Change’ In Hawaii’s Prison System
  3. Rape Victim Gets $4M, Sheriff Deputy Gets Reinstated
  4. Hawaii Census Over Count 6.8% -- And Still Losing Population
  5. HPD: 92% of Property Crimes Go Unsolved
  6. While Feds Investigate Overpayments, HART Pays Nearly $1 Million To Compensate 24 Parties Underpaid for Rail Relocation
  7. UH regents OK amendments to Maunakea plan
  8. Moving the Smokestack: Hawaii lawmakers pass bill to create fake zero-emission future for transportation
  9. Keaau HS Students Walk out to Protest Cover-Up of Rape by HSTA Member
  10. Maui Charter Commission sending 11 proposed amendments to the ballot
  11. Hawaii Oil Coming from Argentina Now
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Thursday, May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 PM :: 3173 Views
  1. Honolulu Mayor Says A New Mask Mandate Is A ‘Possibility’
  2. As COVID cases climb, HMC sees increase in keiki infections
  3. This Honolulu Architect Admitted To Bribery. But He Still Has His License
  4. Investigation Shows Hawaii Prison Officials Tried To Cover Up Errors Leading Up To An Inmate’s Death
  5. Honolulu police chief finalists to present their cases in TV forum
  6. Cost of flood insurance increases
  7. $200M to build pre-K facilities--Just the beginning
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 PM :: 2557 Views
  1. Child Welfare: Supreme Court Rules Parents have right to Lawyer-100s could be reunited
  2. Ige weighs in on BJ Penn Candidacy
  3. Law bans side jobs for next Hawaii governor
  4. Hayashi will be a Superintendent for People who think things are just fine at DoE
  5. Rents are on the rise in Hawaii, report finds
  6. More Fake Talk of Tax Cuts
  7. Former Kauai Police Clerk Indicted On Theft, Fraud Charges
  8. Bail Reform: ”Its going to create more crime”
  9. Despite reservations, Hawaii County sunscreen ban advances
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 2070 Views
  1. Report: Hawaii County tops in nation in construction hurdles
  2. Local government complaints office is dealt more work abuse amid pandemic
  3. Oahu violent crime at 3-year high, Honolulu Police Department report finds
  4. Could a 3-day week help ease HPD’s staffing shortages? It’s working so far
  5. Another drug dealer linked to Miske group pleads guilty
  6. Three years later, report on Maui jail riot still not released
  7. Recipients reaching limits on assistance from Honolulu rent and utility program
  8. Supreme Court Orders Judge To Revisit Sealed Case Dispute
  9. Hawaii Bureaucracy, Hemp Farmers Bankruptcy
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Monday, May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 2010 Views
  1. Back-Room Deal: Rep Lowen Helps Hu Honua Tree-Burning Scheme -- secretive about-face as the session ended  
  2. Honolulu Star Advertiser Endorses Higher Electric Bills for Big Island Residents
  3. HB2405: Your Insurance Rate Hike will pay for Sex Change Surgery
  4. Chinese Financial Crisis Hits Hawaii -- $92.9M Property Sale Falls Through
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Sunday, May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 2580 Views
  1. Fort Street Mall murder suspect was arrested and released the day after the attack
  2. Murder: Miske Lawyers Plan to Blame Pregnant Girl
  3. Sovereignty Activist: My Criminal Past as an Armed Robber Makes me who I am Now
  4. Kahele: I am shaped by Food Stamps
  5. Kai Kahele trips over his own hubris in late bid for governor
  6. Hawaii tax rebates to be expedited if enacted July 1
  7. 46% of Kauai Households own a Vacation Rental
  8. The public’s turn: Council seeks input on budget increase, tax rollback
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Saturday, May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:15 PM :: 3409 Views
  1. Kaneshiro Indictment Coming Soon? -- Former city prosecutor’s top assistants return to testify
  2. Hawaii Republicans plummet in House but appear steady on City Council
  3. Ranked-Choice Voting Designed to Ensure that Republicans Don’t Get Elected
  4. Coming up short on ethics
  5. State shows ‘disturbing’ fuel contamination plume maps from Red Hill spills
  6. Court ruling over 2nd amendment rights in California could impact Hawaii gun laws
  7. How does a Criminal end up out on the street 2 years into a so-called 20 year sentence?
  8. More delays to move patients into new State Hospital facility
  9. DOE: Hawaii teacher accused of ‘serious misconduct’ is cleared to return to work
  10. Maui Council Tinkers with Property Tax Rates
  11. 50 homeless camps cleaned up, removed from Diamond Head area
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Friday, May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:55 PM :: 2384 Views
  1. Feds no Fools: Force Kealoha Conspirators to Face Jury
  2. BWS scrambles to get wells online in hopes of avoiding mandatory restrictions
  3. After a lengthy search, police commission names 4 finalists for HPD chief position
  4. Judge defers sentence for ‘Bougaloo’ Activist  behind ‘email bomb’ attack on HPD’s network
  5. ‘Habitual Criminal’ behind stolen catalytic converter--viciously oppressed by cash bail requirement
  6. Molokai Middle School pivots to distance learning
  7. Maunakea observatories help astronomers capture image of Milky Way’s black hole--but don’t worry, they will be bulldozed soon
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Thursday, May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 4106 Views
  1. Kahele: ‘I was part of the problem just two years ago but I’m different now so elect me governor’
  2. Alleged Miske Hit Man’s Sovereignty Group Led by Infamous 1990s ‘Bicycle Bandit’
  3. Schatz Harasses Biden Administration in Effort to Reopen Flow of Slave Labor Solar Panels from China
  4. $531-million budget proposal for Honolulu light rail project passes third reading
  5. BOE Will Choose A New Superintendent Next Week After Finalist Interviews
  6. Lies Hu Honua Tells
  7. Sewage Treatment: EPA, Eco Lawyers will Target Big Island Next
  8. New HPD figures track big spike in homicides, other violent crimes on Oahu
  9. Federal firefighters at Hawaii Island training area battle Army over safety, retaliation complaints
  10. Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 1443 Views
  1. US Rep. Ed Case says White House is open to Jones Act exemption amid fuel import monopoly
  2. Get out of Jail Free: ‘open lewdness; possession of a childlike sex doll, possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances in, on, or near schools’
  3. Crime On Oahu Is Bouncing Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels
  4. Finalists for Honolulu police chief to emerge this week
  5. Hawaii Health Department reports 6 new coronavirus-related deaths, 5,768 new infections
  6. Supreme Court explains reapportionment decision
  7. Ranked-choice voting set to be used in some special elections
  8. Public hearing to be held on Maui County fuel, vehicle, property tax rates
  9. Parents, students frustrated over lack of space for SAT testing
  10. Bizarre News: People who don’t pay rent getting evicted--in Hawaii!
  11. City Spending over $100 per bird on Feral Chicken Control
  12. Here’s Which Ethnic Groups Make the Most Money in Hawai‘i
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Letters to the Editor May, 2022
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:07 PM :: 1552 Views

DPP ‘Audit’ of Third Party Reviewers a Sham

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:17 PM :: 2047 Views
  1. Who needs Collective Bargaining?  $164M Windfall for HSTA on Governors Desk
  2. Rail: Star-Adv Editors Even More Delusional than HART
  3. Investigations into Red Hill water crisis drag on
  4. ‘Affordable Housing’ is whatever we say it is
  5. Police Brass Neutered by Politics
  6. AlohaSafe Alert app now allows users to self-report, positive home COVID-19 test results
  7. Solar Industry ‘Frozen’ as Biden Administration Investigates Slave Labor in China
  8. ‘Supply Chain Problems’--Another Big Solar Fail for HECO
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Monday, May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 PM :: 2561 Views
  1. Kahele Refusing to resign Congress so he can Illegally Use Federal Money for Gubernatorial Campaign?
  2. “Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies”
  3. Name change resolution shelved: Legislation sought to re-designate Captain Cook as Ka‘awaloa
  4. Need to catch up urgent for students
  5. ‘Green’ Energy Plan: A new oil-fired power plant for Maui, Just like the new oil-fired plants built on Oahu
  6. Honolulu CIP Spending Political, Lacks Transparency
  7. Make Believe: Will Former Lawmakers’ Bribery Charges Lead To Broader Government Reform?
  8. Charges dropped in Fort Street Mall attack that left man in critical condition
  9. Coalition aims to bring crime reduction programs to Waikiki--Calls for Veto of Bail Reform Bill
  10. Owner of home that fell onto beach could face big fine
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Sunday, May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:06 AM :: 2018 Views
  1. Will Kahele Resign from Congress? -- He refuses to say
  2. Watson: Kahele can Save Democrats from BJ Penn (no joke)
  3. Kirk Caldwell is Jeremy Harris
  4. Enviros Whine About Firefighting Foam as Ban Heads to Governor
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Saturday, May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 PM :: 1923 Views
  1. Caldwell’s ex-chief of staff testifies to grand jury corruption probe--One Day After Caldwell Quits Gubernatorial Race
  2. HART approves draft recovery plan for troubled transit project
  3. Bill setting rules for electric gun sellers in Maui County passes
  4. Lawsuit: DoH ‘Blocking’ Lawyers’ Health Tests
  5. One of Oahu’s only homeless shelters for families has closed. The reason? Red tape
  6. The ocean’s biggest garbage pile is full of floating life
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Friday, May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 1921 Views
  1. Only 13 Legislators Quitting--63 Will Stay
  2. Hawaii Probationers Allowed to Use Methamphetamines
  3. HB1567: Criminals won’t even have to show up for bail interviews
  4. Mauna Kea Bill: ‘So Much for UH to Appreciate’
  5. Tupola’s City Council Term Limit Proposal Raises Ethics Concerns
  6. HB1147: Gut n Replace Bill Funds HTA
  7. Property Tax Rate Rollback for Big Island?
  8. Marijuana Eradication Continues in Support of Dispensaries
  9. Wahiawa hospital didn’t deserve state funding
  10. Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds
  11. Lawsuit claims Molokai health center administered expired vaccines to children
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Thursday, May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 2110 Views
  1. Ige ‘open’ to Maunakea bill
  2. SB2510: Did Legislators Just Ban New Solar Systems?
  3. Conflict?  What me worry?  Judge to render verdict in bench trial despite previously representing defendant
  4. Hawaii public schools criticized for slow spending of COVID-19 aid
  5. Kaua‘i students’ college enrollment stayed low in 2021
  6. Retailers: Bail reform bill ‘a win for criminals’  
  7. Former Kauai prosecuting attorney joins Hawaii Innocence Project
  8. Taxpayers to fund defense for retired detective linked to wrongful conviction case
  9. City to enter into agreement to lease Kakaako Makai oceanfront property to 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Magnum P.I.' producers
  10. Hawaii to become center for Abortion Tourism?
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
May 4, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 PM :: 1776 Views
  1. Mauna Kea: “The ramifications of this bad bill will resonate”
  2. Office of Hawaiian Affairs on cusp of ceded-land revenue boost
  3. Hawaii could soon have the highest minimum wage in the country
  4. SB2510: Hawaii Legislature Votes to Subvert Hawaii Constitution
  5. A Mysterious Lawsuit Is Raising Concerns Over The Public’s Right To See Court Records
  6. In Effort to Increase Crime, Lawmakers approve changes to cash bail system
  7. Lawmakers appropriate $14M for state Lab plagued by leaky roof, mold problems
  8. Superfluous Bill targeting plastic microbeads passes
  9. Council considering stricter term limits for city elected officials
  10. Bissen Is Top Fundraiser In Race For Maui Mayor
  11. After HSTA Member Arrested, Parent claims theft is an 'ongoing issue' at Kohala High School
  12. Can We Stop Illegal Fireworks from Entering Hawaii?
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:13 PM :: 1749 Views
  1. Roe v Wade Repeal Would not Change Law in Hawaii
  2. Bill 45: 30 year Tax Giveaway to Film Industry
  3. What Will The New Minimum Wage Mean For Hawaii’s Farmers?
  4. Tax returns could bring much-needed assistance to HI
  5. Fired Inspector Exposes Corruption in Building Division
  6. Hawaii Plans To Destroy Expired Covid Tests That Cost $22.5M
  7. Hilo surgery center is in jeopardy of closing: Owners allege hospital is discouraging doctors from using the facility
  8. Is cryptocurrency dead in Hawaii?
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Monday, May 2, 2022
May 2, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 PM :: 1551 Views
  1. Gut-n-Replace HB1147: Lawmakers keep tourism agency funding alive
  2. Miske co-defendant asks for end to home detention
  3. Hawaii Changes How to Measure Percent of Renewable Energy
  4. HSTA Member arrested for theft, criminal tampering
  5. Military tracks Russian vessel near Hawaii
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Sunday, May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 2232 Views
  1. HPD More Secretive Than Ever
  2. Caldwell:  Nobody on Oahu Dumb Enough to Vote for Me
  3. Ethics reform pledge was April Fools’ joke in Legislature
  4. Minimum wage boost cause child care cost to increase
  5. State lawmakers approve bill to improve child welfare system
  6. $20M Gas taxes go unspent: Big Island drivers deserve a Tax Cut
  7. A new shooting range for Big Island? 
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