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Sunday, June 30, 2019
June 30, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:40 PM :: 2790 Views
  1. DHHL Announces Search for Larry Mehau's Successor
  2. OHA looking for Someone to Give Away $1.66M
  3. The Tax on Ghost Homes
  4. Telescope: DLNR vs KAHEA 'No Sound Cannon'
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 30, 2019
  6. Roth, Heen: OHA should allow trustee to speak out
  7. How Caldwell’s Minions Protected the Kealohas, Kaneshiro
  8. Criminal Lt Derek Hahn Still Getting a Paycheck from HPD
  9. Hawaii inmate data tracking review takes 4 years to go in big circle--costs nearly $1.4M
  10. Oahu’s new short-term rental law opens the door to a host of policy, permitting problems
  11. Kauai TVRs -- 90 days to comply
  12. Maui Council Bungles Budget
  13. Blue Planet: If the Little People Want Lower Electric Bills, They Should Use Less Electricity
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Saturday, June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 5388 Views
  1. Better Education for Military-Connected Children
  2. HB748: Hawaii needs civil asset forfeiture reform
  3. Housing and the Hendersons
  4. ​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
  5. Will Hawaii be the Next Puerto Rico?
  6. Ige Appoints New Budget and Finance Director
  7. Activist Attacks Destroy Another 17% of Hawaii Seed Industry Acreage
  8. Caldwell Afraid Feds Will Nail Him for Obstruction
  9. Will Katherine Kealoha Rat out Caldwell, Kaneshiro, Leong?
  10. Kealoha Verdict May Affect Other Cases
  11. Kealoha To Keep Pension?
  12. OHA’s code of conduct attack on free speech
  13. HPD Investigating Fatal Shooting By Deputy Sheriff As A Possible Murder Case
  14. Homeless Trash Kailua-Kona
  15. ACLU Complaint Not Enough Homeless On Display
  16. Dozens of schools and even a food truck are feeding Hawaii kids for free this summer
  17. Ige, Trump Agree: Expand Apprenticeship Programs
  18. Would-be water bottler appeals denial of permit
  19. Second Lady Karen Pence addresses military families at Pearl Harbor
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Friday, June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 4706 Views
  1. Akina: LLC Ruling 'A Big Win for OHA Beneficiaries'
  2. Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
  3. Auditor Rips DLNR Leasehold Management
  4. Knee Jerk Reactions
  5. Debates: On Agriculture, Democrats Pander to 'Regressive Left'
  6. What The US Supreme Court's Property Rights Decision Means For Hawaii's Property Owners
  7. VIDEO: Why People are Leaving Hawai'i
  8. Owner of Engineering Firm Sentenced To Five Years For Tax Scheme
  9. No, it’s not time to move on after Kealoha verdict
  10. Jury:  Kealohas Guilty – Caldwell: Time for Feds to Move On Before I Get Caught
  11. Judge: Jail Katherine Kealoha to Prevent Further Tampering
  12. Kym Pine: ‘Strongly Considering’ Running For Mayor
  13. Hawaii County Salary Commission: Lets Give Large Bags of Money to Top Execs
  14. Firefighters Win Final Council Approval of Contract
  15. UPW Member Still Employed as Jail guard while on Trial for Meth
  16. Cesspool Fix $21K—Enviros Scheme to Push it up to $31K
  17. Ala Wai: Another Corps of Engineers Disaster?
  18. Scheme to Establish Giant Festering Homeless Tent City in Hawaii Kai
  19. Habitat for Humanity Takes on Cost of Home
  20. 50 Turn out for Anti-Telescope Protest
  21. Ige signs ‘red flag’ gun bill
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 PM :: 48849 Views
  1. Judge Orders OHA LLCs to Hand Over Check Registers
  2. What are OHA Trustees Trying to Cover Up Now?
  3. John Stossel to interview Keli'i Akina at FreedomFest
  4. Ige Signs 57 Bills into Law
  5. Initial Online Polls Say Gabbard Wins The Day
  6. Financial Disclosures: Ethics Commission Releases Five Page List of Late Filers
  7. Tourism: Spending Down--Arrivals Up (again)
  8. Profitable Non Profit: Absentee Boss Salary Cut to Measly $253K, but keeps Miss Hawaii
  9. KPD investigated officers in alleged cheating scandal—Secret Documents Affecting Criminal Cases
  10. Kealoha mailbox case now in the hands of the jury
  11. Maui Mayor plans to Copy Honolulu crackdown on illegal vacation rentals
  12. AirBnB: We Want to be Your Tax Collector
  13. UH says it reached out to protesters before ahu were removed at TMT site
  14. Veto for Suicide Prevention Month? 
  15. Anti-GMO Maui Councilmembers Want to Hire Florida Lawyer to Push Fake Claim Against Bank of America
  16. Anti-Dairy Activists Attempt to Respond After Berkeley Livermore Lab Destroys Their Credibility
  17. Measure requires restaurants to offer ‘healthy’ drink options as default choice for keiki meals
  18. Hawaii Supreme Court: Boards Must Prove Privacy Interest To Close Meetings
  19. Ethics Comm: Ige Signs Three Ethics Bills into Law
  20. Hawaii’s Longliners Could Soon Be Allowed To Catch 18 Million Pounds Of Tuna
  21. Soft on Crime: Dude with 34 Priors out on the Streets, Does it Again
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
June 26, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 2557 Views
  1. OHA Granted Marijuana Grower Right to Audit LLCs
  2. HART Stonewalling Federal Subpoenas since February
  3. Kealoha Head of The Secret Police
  4. Closing Arguments: Alison Lee Wong Shows up in Court
  5. Akina’s right to speak up to demand a better OHA
  6. Vacation rental enforcement: Caldwell signs Bill 89 – Vetoes Bill 85
  7. ‘Digital Stings’ To Identify Illegal Vacation Rentals In Oahu Start Aug. 1
  8. Lawsuit: Major Mental Illness Untreated in Hawaii Prisons, Jails
  9. Soft on Crime: Woman arrested in Keaukaha shooting has multiple felony convictions
  10. Ige Signs Bill Creating Special Drivers Licenses for Trannies
  11. Water is NIMBYs Latest Excuse to Oppose Affordable Housing
  12. Kishimoto Reminds Principals that Roundup is Banned
  13. Karen Pence visits Hawaii
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
June 25, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 2312 Views
  1. Ige: Intent to Veto 20 Bills--Including AirBnB Tax
  2. Microbiologists Not Getting Enough Global Warming Grant Money
  3. OHA trips over accountability, sunshine, and free speech
  4. Bills Ige Won’t be Vetoing
  5. Prosecutions Could be Reversed Because Kealoha was prosecuting cases while faking ‘serious’ medical condition
  6. Judge to decide on change to Kaneshiro removal petition
  7. Anti-Pesticide Hysterics Decide to target Schools (again)
  8. Soft on Crime: Thief Let out to ‘Socialize’, Allegedly Commits Rape
  9. Telescope Should be Blocked Because Some People Have Decided Mauna Kea is Sacred
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Monday, June 24, 2019
June 24, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:27 PM :: 2787 Views
  1. Civic Engagement: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
  2. $10K Daily Fines for illegal vacation rentals may begin in August
  3. Honolulu Councilman Ron Menor calls on Gov. Ige to veto vacation rental tax bill
  4. Don’t Scapegoat Airbnbs For Honolulu’s Housing Crisis
  5. HGEA, UPW Obstruct Push for Airport Authority
  6. Labor Force Count Drops to Four Year Low
  7. Homeless Criminals Trash Oneula Park, Assault Park Workers
  8. Iwilei: Massive Clinic to be Built to Divert Expensive Bums from Emergency Rooms
  9. Soft on Crime: HPA to Determine Rapist’s Real Sentence
  10. Stairway to Heaven Could Be Removed By 2022
  11. Salt Farming Used to Gain Control of Airport 
  12. HPD trying innovative ideas to fill hundreds of vacancies
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Sunday, June 23, 2019
June 23, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 3468 Views
  1. It’s the Economy, Stupid
  2. On Board Video Shows 2016 Incident with Skydiving Plane
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 23, 2019
  4. Kahele Full of S***
  5. Tough issues of TMT for governor, TVUs for mayor require leadership neither has shown
  6. ‘Resilience’ Strategy: Property Tax Increases and Less Affordable Housing
  7. Collecting taxes not job for Airbnb
  8. Teacher: Student Suspensions Necessary for Safe Work Environment
  9. State re-files single theft charge against former charter school director
  10. Maui Meadows NIMBYs Oppose Solar Farm
  11. Maui County Still Uses Pesticides to Keep Isle Looking Good for Tourists
  12. Hawaii County Charter proposals – Raid Open Space Fund to Pay HGEA Members
  13. Surfrider Attempts to Respond After Berkeley Livermore Lab Destroys Their Credibility
  14. Failed Ocean Boom Returns to Non-Existent Garbage Patch
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
June 22, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 3415 Views
  1. The average Hawaii household forks over more than $10,000 a year for food
  2. Honolulu Workers Need $39.75 Per Hour To Rent A 2-BR
  3. Inspired by ‘simplicity and efficiency’
  4. How High Are Spirits Taxes in Your State?
  5. Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
  6. OHA Trustees form PIG to Silence Discussion of Corrupt LLCs
  7. Autopsy of man killed by sheriff’s deputy at Capitol contradicts official account
  8. Hotel industry softness portends downward trend
  9. Contrary To Civil Beat Claims, Wespac Is Effective And Transparent
  10. Will ‘sound cannon’ be used against TMT protesters?
  11. Water leases still in court
  12. Ige To Sign A Host Of Traffic Safety Bills Into Law
  13. After 7 Years of Delay, Murder charge in death of Zion McKeown, 4, dismissed
  14. Mokuleia crash death toll now at 11; Same plane spun toward ground in 2016 over California
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Friday, June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 PM :: 2896 Views
  1. ‘De facto ban’ could poison tourism well
  2. OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer
  3. Prosecutors: Attorney Sumida Stole Evidence from File and Lied On The Witness Stand
  4. SB1292: Governor Still Deciding Whether to Veto TVR Tax Bill
  5. City budget for nearly $3 billion approved without mayor’s signature
  6. Caldwell Says Property Tax Hikes Will Cover Rail Operations
  7. Budget becomes law without Mayor Harry Kim’s signature
  8. Maui Water Board to Buy Ditch System?
  9. Kona judge to decide whether to Keep Police Corruption Secret While Alleged Drug Dealer Walks Free
  10. Hawaii Police Shooting Board Won’t Release Its Findings — At Least For Now
  11. Student Absenteeism Is Plummeting At Waipahu Elementary
  12. Fewer Bus Rides for Low-Income Kids?
  13. Keep Expensive Bums out of Emergency Rooms -- Second urgent care clinic that caters to homeless set to open in Kaneohe
  14. Squeezed by Communist Government, Chinese Tourism Drops 25%
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:11 PM :: 3980 Views
  1. OHA Majority Targets Trustee Akina
  2. Telescope: State Issues Notice to Proceed, Rips Down Protesters Shacks
  3. First Congressional Hearing on Citizenship Choice for Individual American Samoans
  4. Auditor: No More Silly Talk About Profits at the Convention Center
  5. Judiciary Program Tackles Absenteeism at Keaau Middle School
  6. Solar Schemer: As a Political Insider, Former police chief received discounted solar deal not Available to the Little People
  7. A&B may get water permit in the end
  8. Maximizing Hawaii for Tourism: Most Enviro Court Cases Filed by One Lawyer on Maui
  9. Double taxing REITs sends wrong message about Hawaii
  10. As Country after Country Rejects Shipments of Foreign Garbage, Hawaii County Council Amends Styrofoam Ban 
  11. ‘Simply Madness’: City Owes $100K For Missing Deadlines In Garbage Disputes with UPW
  12. Where the Polynesians Are: Kauai Ranks 15th behind California, Nevada, Washington, Utah, and Arizona
  13. Lunatic Asylum Finally Decides to Replace Broken, 25-yr old Security System
  14. Pension Spiking Kauai firefighters nearing raises
  15. Hawaii Employees Contribute the Least to Health Insurance Costs
  16. Smug Snobs Hassle Tourists in Hanalei
  17. NIMBYS Turn out to Protest Affordable Housing Project
  18. Homeless Rockthrower Attacks Homelessness Meeting
  19. Maunakea Liquor Store Gets License Renewed
  20. Honolulu Council Helps Homeless Stay Homeless
  21. Court ruling annuls PPA, creating potential setback for Hu Honua Wood-Burner
  22. A number of Honolulu public parking spots could be reduced, rented out to rideshare companies
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 5101 Views
  1. Hawaii State Veterans Summit
  2. Damien Kim Leaving HART Board as Federal Investigators Close in
  3. Prosecutors: Kealoha ‘Witness Tampering’ and Lies Won Civil Case
  4. New Kealoha Lawyer Makes Fool of Himself
  5. Council members sped up passage of vacation rental bills to Influence Ige on SB1292
  6. Which TVR Bill will Caldwell Sign?
  7. Honolulu rail authority must replace 15 cracked canopy arms
  8. Use County-Owned Land for Affordable Housing
  9. Maui Budget: Anti-GMO Wack-jobs on Council Again Show They Have No Clue
  10. New Ruling In Maui Water Case Still Doesn’t Resolve Old Dispute
  11. Lawsuit puts blame on the state for high inmate suicide rate
  12. Panic After False Shooter Report at Honolulu Airport
  13. Hawaii DoE: We Really Are Zeroes
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
June 18, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 3243 Views
  1. Why is the Hawaii Attorney General too busy to prosecute charter school corruption?
  2. Hawaii 3rd Most Dangerous for Older Pedestrians
  3. Kahele: I am a F****** Tiger on Tulsi's Tail
  4. Council Passes Both Anti-TVR Bills 
  5. Kauai protestors block visitors from entering Kuhio Highway into Ha‘ena
  6. Debunking Keanu Sai’s Response to Office of Consumer Protection
  7. Defense Attorneys take floor in Kealoha ‘mailbox trial’
  8. How Much Does Hawaii Really Spend On Education?
  9. In battle over iwi kupuna, Maui judge invalidates license for archaeology firm
  10. Palolo Valley Basin Might Be Cut From Ala Wai Flood Project
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Monday, June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 2896 Views
  1. After Lying to Legislature OHA Shoots Messenger--and Misses
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 16, 2019
  3. Economic Well-Being of Children: Hawaii Ranks 34th 
  4. Splitting Oahu Into More Counties Might Not Be A Bad Idea
  5. Contributions grow as vacation rental bills advance
  6. Kealoha Trial Resumes—New Lawyer joins Defense
  7. Honolulu and D.C. could soon join global warming-litigation craze
  8. Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana
  9. Kupuna Caregivers Program a Test Run for Long Term Care Insurance
  10. Guam Abortions Reduced 99%
  11. State lawmaker wants to take away licenses from drivers with 2+ violations in a moving vehicle
  12. The state’s first Veterans Summit aims to bridge generational boundaries for the benefit of all veterans
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Sunday, June 16, 2019
June 16, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:57 PM :: 3490 Views
  1. Conservative Rankings of Hawaii State Legislators
  2. Conservatives Rank Hawaii CongDel: Schatz Hits 14%
  3. OECD Jones Act Study generates very large impact numbers
  4. HI-5 – Have We Stopped the Leakage Yet?
  5. Caldwell: Rail is the Next Mayor’s Problem
  6. Anderson Not Running for Mayor
  7. Another Victim of Child Molester Files Lawsuit Against KSBE
  8. Hawaii Tourism Authority distorts value of vacation rentals
  9. Hearing set for TMT water pollution permit
  10. Honolulu Airport: 50 Years of Failure
  11. Kailua Kona: Shelter-Refusing Drug Addicts Take Over ‘Bermuda Triangle’
  12. DOE: 42% of High School Students Vape
  13. Scots Work to Save Falls of Clyde
  14. Gabbard Against Identity Politics
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Saturday, June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 2716 Views
  1. Debunked: Caldwell’s ‘Vancouver Tax’ Does Nothing to Ease Rental Crisis
  2. Feds: Hawaii #2 for White Collar Crime
  3. Hawaii Mortgage Debt--2nd Highest in USA
  4. Office of Hawaiian Affairs censors itself
  5. Kauai: Former Police Chief Target of ‘nine-year vendetta of continuous harassment’
  6. 7 Years Later -- KPD assistant chief Mark Begley reinstated
  7. 30 Convictions in 30 Years—Criminal Finally Busted by Feds
  8. Hawaii’s traffic fatalities have soared 18% so far this year
  9. Grade Inflation: More Hawaii public students receive honors diploma
  10. Disbarred Lawyer and Mafia Associate John Carroll announces run for mayor of City and County of Honolulu
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Friday, June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 3138 Views
  1. Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab
  2. Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend
  3. How High Are Wine Taxes in Your State?
  4. Let’s be reasonable about STRs
  5. P3 or not P3? Rail project faces difficult transition
  6. Gov. Ige and President Trump find common ground on some policies
  7. ACLU Says Disparities in School Suspensions Must be Racial—Can’t Possibly be Family Structure
  8. Task force to examine rules of involuntary hospitalizations
  9. Homeless Drug Addicts Take over Coco Palms Property
  10. Shakedown: Activists Begin Running ‘Water Quality’ Scheme on Maui
  11. Waikiki Mayors Confab to see Push for More Crackpot climate change cases
  12. Second Schofield employee charged with bribery  
  13. No Surprise: Pinky Tows Driver and Vehicle have Numerous Violations
  14. Credit card debt in Hawaii grows at fastest clip in the nation
  15. Vacation rental applications trickling in
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 2737 Views
  1. Bill 31 Dead: No Sanctuary City
  2. Home Sharing Under Attack
  3. Ige Signs 64 Bills Into Law
  4. 15 Seconds of Terror--Near Repeat of Sacred Falls Tragedy
  5. More allegations of improper spending by Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees
  6. Bumbling Attorney General Office Helps Charter School Principal Evade Justice
  7. CIU Wiped Kealoha Hard Drive
  8. Next Trick: Tell the Little People Property Tax Hike will ‘Solve’ Affordable Housing Problem 
  9. Most Of Legislature’s Major Bills Are Still Sitting On Ige’s Desk
  10. Farmer Plows Thru Red Tape to Import Water Buffaloes
  11. Homeless Court: 159 Bums, 1,862 Cases
  12. Sex Assault of Minor on Kealakekua HS Campus
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:58 PM :: 2780 Views
  1. Hawaii #2 for Suicide: Drug, Alcohol Deaths up
  2. Republicans Against Bill 31: No Sanctuary City
  3. Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee in trouble for alleged disloyalty
  4. Feds: One Month to Evaluate Latest Rail Recovery Scheme
  5. National Gathering of Mayors—Another Chance to Buy Influence with Caldwell Admin
  6. Mitch Roth for Big Island Mayor?
  7. Where’s The Money, DOE? Time To Turn Over Public Financial Records
  8. City-funded domestic violence shelter that was barely used is slated to close down
  9. Maui Council Budget Chair Dazed and Confused—Doesn’t Know Up from Down
  10. DHHL Claims it Will Ramp up Housing Construction
  11. Saving for a down payment on a home in Hawaii takes 40 years, report says
  12. Kauai County attorneys push courts on TVR issue
  13. ‘Shift Change’ – 1 Hr Police Response time to Call for Wanted Fugitive
  14. Soft on Crime: MADD outraged over hit-and-run sentence
  15. This Texas Lawyer Flies Marshallese Women Through Hawaii For Black Market Adoptions
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:02 PM :: 3979 Views
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Tulsi Gabbard Had a Very Strange Childhood
  3. Maui Jail Short Staffed Because 85 UPW Members Stopped Showing up for Work
  4. Office of Consumer Protection Calls for Criminal Prosecution of Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai
  5. Judge rejects city prosecutor’s request to throw out a petition for his impeachment
  6. Legal expert says expect prosecutors to finish strong when Kealoha trial resumes next week
  7. Arrests of Corrupt Police Hit Three Counties
  8. Sam Slom Wants To Be A State Senator Again
  9. Ethics Board rules Kierkiewicz violated code when she didn’t report possible conflict
  10. Maui Line Item Vetoes: Mayor Nicks $6.5M from Council Budget 
  11. Protection from floods getting pricier
  12. Loss of 2 key specialists at Hilo hospital underscores scope of doctors shortage
  13. Staff Turnover High at North Hawaii Community Hospital
  14. Nanakuli residents at wits’ end over volatile homeless camp on federal property
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Monday, June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 2524 Views
  1. HB1383: Will Ige Veto Marijuana Decriminalization?
  2. 25 Republicans Elected to Honolulu Neighborhood Boards
  3. Sunscreen, Straws and Subtlety: The Dangers of Oversimplifying a Complex Environmental Problem
  4. Marriages Have Fallen 20% in Hawaii Since 2008
  5. City Council Considers Measure To Make Honolulu A ‘Sanctuary City’
  6. Why the Inouye International Airport remains in disrepair
  7. Vacation rental guests contributing less to tourism economy
  8. Spending Big On Lobbying Didn’t Guarantee Success At Legislature
  9. Tamara Paltin to be the Next Ruggles? Maui Council Ctte Hears Convicted Fraudster Keanu Sai on ‘How the County Council Complies with International Law’ 
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Sunday, June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 PM :: 3074 Views
  1. DOE, Fork Over That General Ledger!
  2. Warmers: $23B Homes to be Destroyed in Urban Honolulu
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 8, 2019
  4. Shapiro:  Homeless help must sometimes be forced
  5. LG Josh Green: “Get these people off the streets or their health problems will blossom and they will die”
  6. Homeless Criminals who evaded police Demand Permanent Homeless Tent City in Kakaako
  7. Maui police arrest Molokai police officer suspected of multiple drug-related offenses
  8. Kealoha Trial in Recess This Week
  9. Vacation rental giants look to temper Council bills
  10. Hu Honua Faces Four Legal Actions
  11. Hawaii County: 21 charter amendments heading to 2020 ballot
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Saturday, June 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 3495 Views
  1. Nepotism within Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  2. Honolulu needs a spending cap, pronto!
  3. Hawaii 3rd Highest Beer Taxes in USA
  4. Democrat Senator Reveals His Ties to the Knights of Columbus
  5. ACLU: Proposed Mauna Kea Rules Unconstitutional
  6. ACLU: DoE Would Rather Litigate Than Build Locker Rooms for Female Students
  7. Kealoha Flunkeys Tangled up in Lies
  8. 5 Years Late--Honolulu Rail Officials Hand-Deliver Latest Attempt at a Recovery Plan To Feds
  9. Maui: Hotel association issues public call to oppose 17% tax hike
  10. Firefighters Squeeze Kauai Council for Contract Approval
  11. After 15 Years of Empty Promises, SWAC Says ‘Next Year’ AGAIN
  12. Police Raid Homeless Camps Arrest 40 Criminals for 200 Warrants
  13. State wants to fly prison guards to Maui to address severe staffing shortage
  14. Corrections Officer Was Harboring Fugitive? -- Still Employed while on Trial for Meth
  15. Hawaii ranks among the nation’s worst states to have pets
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Friday, June 7, 2019
Letters to the Editor June, 2019
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:06 PM :: 4414 Views
  1. Nepotism within Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
  2. Agreeing on Abortion
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Friday, June 7, 2019
June 7, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 PM :: 3048 Views
  1. Crabbe Out as OHA CEO
  2. OHA Trustees target one of their own for ‘investigation' -- then chicken out
  3. Ex-City Ethics Director: When We Got Close The Kealohas Fought Back
  4. Judge to mull ‘unprecedented’ Closure of Public case
  5. Canopy cracks may delay rail construction timeline
  6. Honolulu one step closer to cracking down on vacation rentals
  7. More projects, more trouble, no lasting solution in sight
  8. Maui Council leadership defends property tax, fee hikes, record $823.5 million budget
  9. Fake Hawaii Carbon Neutrality—Ignores Tourism Impacts
  10. Vast Majority of Dead Homeless Were Drug Addicts
  11. City Council to deny funding increase for little-used domestic abuse safe house
  12. Makiki Library Volunteers Grew Old Waiting for Government to Act
  13. Only California Pays More For Gas Than Hawaii
  14. Hawaii issues RFP for Road Usage Charge demonstration project
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Thursday, June 6, 2019
June 6, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:28 PM :: 2886 Views
  1. Crabbe Out as OHA CEO​
  2. Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
  3. Death Gets 373 Homeless off Streets
  4. ‘Housing First’ Gets 450 Homeless off Streets
  5. Honolulu ranked America’s best small city for second year in a row
  6. Final Report: Utility Ownership and Regulatory Models for Hawaii
  7. Cross-examination on Katherine Kealoha's deeds against uncle, Gerard Puana
  8. Honolulu Council Votes to Hike property taxes—Immediately Spends Money
  9. Hawaii County Council Adds 93 ‘positions’
  10. Some Community Leaders In Kailua Want To Break Up With Honolulu
  11. HART hopes to avoid relocating 42-inch water main under Dillingham Boulevard
  12. Honolulu City Council approves Councilmember Pine's $23 million initiative to help homeless
  13. Jury rejects claim that officers used excessive force in arrest that left tweeker dead
  14. Foes blast Maunakea rules
  15. Doctor Shortage Getting Worse
  16. Abortion by Telephone in Hawaii
  17. 'More ghetto’: Maili residents turn out to protest 52-unit affordable housing project
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
June 5, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:07 PM :: 3895 Views
  1. Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
  2. OHA Distributes $6M Grant Money
  3. Low Participation Breakfast: DoE is Serving it All Summer
  4. Leaks detected in deck of Honolulu rail line
  5. Alleged Drug Dealer to Go Free to Protect ‘Confidentiality’ of Dirty Cop
  6. Hotel industry mounts 11th-hour push to block $17M property tax hike
  7. Editorial: City must impose spending controls
  8. Hawaii County Council Chickens Out -- Firefighters get raises
  9. ‘Good old boys’ replace political parties
  10. To help solve Hawaii’s housing crisis, some leaders are looking to ... Singapore
  11. ‘We’ve got to fix this’: CEO of United Airlines points out flaws of Honolulu’s aging airport
  12. Soft on Homeless Policies Killing Homeless in the Streets
  13. Leadership: San Francisco to force treatment on mentally ill drug users
  14. Guam: No Abortions for a Year Before Anybody Notices
  15. Former Las Vegas Captain Adapts To New World As Kauai Police Chief
  16. Hawaii Senators Favorite former Hitman Blake Tek Yoon Hides out in the Philippines?
  17. DPS Ordering Stun Guns
  18. Petition questions commission decision
  19. After Mindless Hysterical rage anti-pesticide case Settles for a Whimper
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:25 PM :: 3091 Views
  1. Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
  2. Feds Identify Hawaii's Six Worst Nursing Homes
  3. Katherine Kealoha's grandmother says that she 'didn't know' about a joint checking account
  4. Judge raises voice at federal prosecutors during Kealoha Corruption Trial
  5. ACLU: Proposed Mauna Kea Rules Unconstitutional
  6. Green Energy Plan: Burn Hawaii’s Forests Down
  7. Vacation rentals tax bill removes pressure on Councils to Act
  8. Economists: Higher Revenue Estimates Do Not Signal Economic Growth In Hawaii
  9. Years-long investigation into allegations of corruption at Boating Division drags on
  10. Change would allow for property liens on TVRs
  11. Panel advances measure that gives vendors more options for Styrofoam alternatives
  12. Bills to know on the Governor's desk
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Monday, June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 PM :: 3009 Views
  1. Hawaii Economy is Booming--And It's the 4th Worst
  2. Eco Religion vs You: Electricity Even More Expensive AND Transfer $4B from Hawaii Ratepayers to Silicon Valley
  3. Eco Religion vs You: Civil Beat Pushes Garbage Fee Hike
  4. Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
  5. Is HMSA’s new health initiative best for patients? Not likely
  6. HPD sergeant pleads not guilty in latest spousal abuse charge
  7. Man arrested at airport on child porn charges was part-time teacher at Laie Elementary
  8. Proposed rules to manage Mauna Kea – Hearings This Week
  9. Enviros Launch Another Attack on Fishing Fleet
  10. Growing the budget to create 93 new ‘positions’: Final council reading Wednesday
  11. Honolulu City Council panel discusses sliding fee scale for vacation rentals
  12. Pali Closed: Kailua Businesses Complain About Lack of Tourists
  13. Waikiki pavilions might be converted to deter homeless
  14. 15 Years Later Seawater air-conditioning project for Honolulu buildings clears last major regulatory hurdles—Still has excuses for not starting construction
  15. Proponents of new gun law say it will help police, protect owners; others say it’s obtrusive
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Sunday, June 2, 2019
June 2, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 3246 Views
  1. Shining Light on Revenue Estimates
  2. Earth Is Nearly 520 Percent More Abundant Now Than in 1980
  3. Unable to Make 2% in Polls, Gabbard to be Thrown out of Democrat debates?
  4. Money may determine fate of vacation rental measure
  5. Caldwell: Raise Taxes on Hotels
  6. Maui County Homeless Program Based on Disastrous Seattle Model
  7. Hawaii Council seeks to tweak polystyrene law
  8. HB1163: How Freakonomics Inspired Hawaii Legislator to Revamp Savings Laws
  9. Physicians need not help patients die
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:05 PM :: 3045 Views
  1. Why people are leaving ‘paradise’
  2. VIDEO: Cato Jones Act Forum
  3. Hawaii US Dollar Worth Only 84 Cents
  4. Help the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board develop ethics training
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 1, 2019
  6. ‘First Time in Memory’ -- Firefighters Contract Arbitration to be Rejected?
  7. Caldwell $2.4M Giveaway to Public Employees Undermines Contract Reopener Negotiations
  8. Pilikia: Hawaii lawmakers give Sierra Club Crony $135K to make Global Warming Video
  9. PUC Cost of Green energy ‘Reasonable’
  10. Kealoha Trial: ‘That’s Not The Way That Mailbox Should Come Off’
  11. Prosecutor’s Decision to Give Molester-Cop a Plea Bargain ‘Outrageous’
  12. FEC Warns Gabbard She’s In Violation Of Ethics Rules Over Financial Disclosures
  13. Waimanalo: Nobody Noticed for 9 Years
  14. Stadium Boondoggle Based on Rail Boondoggle
  15. Kahului’s homeless crisis gets an unflattering comparison: It’s starting to look like Honolulu’s
  16. Lawmakers explore public/private partnership for maintenance of school facility
  17. Survey: Most UH Manoa Students Don’t Support Increase To Athletic Fee
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