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Sunday, July 31, 2016
July 31, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 4518 Views
  1. SB2077: Randy Perreira Face-Saving Bill
  2. Hawaii Budget: Taxes on the Horizon
  3. Maui County set to strangle Airbnb
  4. Time for the Subcontract Deduction to Be Upended? Hafa Adai!
  5. Caldwell Already Lobbying for Multi-Billion Dollar GE Tax Hike
  6. Papahanaumokuakea: Question the Motives 
  7. 105 Hot Classrooms at Campbell HS--DoE, Contractors Figure Out How Much They Can get away with Charging
  8. HART to Make a Mess of UH Football Opener
  9. Rail: Murder on the Disoriented Express
  10. Gay Prostitute Gets Dishonorable Discharge
  11. Anti-GMO Activists Aim for Aug 13 Dem Primary
  12. Half of Medicated Marijuana Users Will Soon Become Unemployed
  13. Hot housing market leaves elderly tenants out in cold
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Saturday, July 30, 2016
July 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 3609 Views
  1. Screaming Haole Trespasses on Farm, Destroys Papaya Trees
  2. Hawaiian Electric: Significant Alt-Energy Projects Underway Without NextEra
  3. KIUC: 40% Renewable for 2016
  4. Almost All Hawaii Catholic School Graduates go on to College
  5. High Tech Corporate Welfare: State Gives Away Another $3.2M of Your Tax Dollars
  6. Visitor Arrivals, Expenditures Increased in First Half of 2016
  7. Caldwell’s Darby Flood: 15 Homes Uninhabitable, 110 Damaged in Kalihi
  8. Convert Rail to Busway?
  9. Djou: Poor Zoning Blocks Affordable Housing
  10. Enviros Attempt to Force Fishermen out of Papahanaumokuakea discussion
  11. Mainland Lesbians Score $80K
  12. Bisexual Charged with Murder, Kiddie Porn, Prostitution
  13. DNC Finger Flipper Works for Gary Hooser
  14. Judge dismisses failure to disperse charge for six telescope protesters
  15. Five Years Later Hawaii-based BoA VP Arrested
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Friday, July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 4341 Views
  1. Rep Kaniela Ing Caught Lying About Arrest--Claims 'Conspiracy'
  2. Heart Association: Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Worse than Tobacco
  3. Djou: Open to More Money for Rail as Long as it is not Tax Money
  4. Caldwell Slips out of the Office to Meet with bank Board of Directors
  5. Fire Grabauskas on August 8? Caldwell Not Willing to Say
  6. HART Board Member Walkout Stops Action on Property Purchases
  7. Lawmaker Rebuffed At DOE Meeting
  8. Three Charter Schools Nearing Approval
  9. Anti-GMO Activists Demand Removal of HD7 Democrat District Chair
  10. Other Gays Call Tranny a Prostitute After Recreation Department Employee Busted
  11. Civil Beat Upset Because Homeless Cant Pee on Things Freely
  12. Homeless Shack Runs Aground, Washed out of Keehi Tweekers’ Camp—Lawyers Called
  13. Police Union Shouldn’t Block Body Cameras In Kauai
  14. Cow Manure: Anti-Dairy Phonies Find New Excuses to Whine
  15. Oahu, Big Island nearing Solar Cap
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 PM :: 4792 Views
  1. Rep Kaniela Ing Arrested by Maui PD
  2. Secrets: 24 Candidates Fail to File Financial Disclosure
  3. OHA Elections are Decided by Oahu Voters
  4. Hawaii Capital Gains Taxes 29.2%
  5. U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
  6. Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
  7. Hot Schools: DoE Prepares for Illness and Exhaustion
  8. Bernie Sanders Resigns from Democratic Party
  9. DLNR: Keehi Lagoon is Caldwell’s Mess
  10. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party Now Showing in Hawaii
  11. A Dozen Dead and Caldwell Does Nothing
  12. Gay Sex Scandal Rocks Caldwells’ Recreation Department
  13. Caldwell’s Darby Emergency Plan—Phone Hilo
  14. Here’s The Deal Caldwell Made to Oust Ethics Director
  15. HART to discuss council resolutions to suspend property acquisition, change of funding
  16. Most Doctors Don’t Want to Sell Weed
  17. Housing For Homeless Three Units in Waianae cost $752K
  18. Hawaiian Electric Industries Profits $60M from Failed Merger
  19. Hawaiians Plan to Violate Ige’s Kona Fishing Ban
  20. EPA Drawn into Dairy Farm Fight
  21. Why It Took A Republican Governor To Get Blue Hawaii On The Path To Clean Energy
  22. Soft on Crime:  Man on probation arrested in shooting
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 4244 Views
  1. Papahanaumokuakea: OHA’s Power Grab will harm State's ability to continue its trust responsibility to Native Hawaiians
  2. Hawaii Pension System $8 Billion in Trouble
  3. Sen. Sam Slom Endorses Kelii Akina for OHA Trustee
  4. Hawaii Police Departments decreasing in size per capita
  5. County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
  6. Video: Tulsi Gabbard Nominates Bernie Sanders for President
  7. Lawsuit: Compel Department of Health to post long term care home inspection reports
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court: Hanalei Boatyard Connected to Area 51?
  9. Honolulu Tops Cities Where Coffee Costs the Most
  10. Hawaii County Mayoral Candidate Wally Lau Fears Perjury Charge in Billy Kenoi Case
  11. Djou is Only Candidate Pledged to Not Raise Taxes
  12. If voters don’t elect new leadership at City Hall, we’re all in big trouble
  13. Darby damage was avoidable?
  14. Fasi Building Air Conditioning Broken—Will Stay Down for Two Weeks Due to Caldwell’s Incompetence
  15. ‘That Ocean Belongs To Us,’ Former Governor Tells Feds
  16. HECO to Control Solar Development on Oahu?
  17. State, Feds Hand out $23.3M to so-called High Tech Companies
  18. State high court rejects ethics charges against Hilo charter school administrator
  19. Kauai Anti-GMO Activist Booted from Dem Convention After Giving Hillary Clinton the Finger on Live National TV
  20. BLNR OKs transfer of land lease in Milolii from Kahele to relative
  21. HPD Arrests City Employee in Gay Sex Scandal
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 4506 Views
  1. Senator Slom Publishes Financial Report on the State General Fund
  2. Honolulu: Property Tax Bills and Absentee Ballots Arrive in Mail
  3. Another Sewage overflow near Ala Moana
  4. Tulsi Gabbard: ‘The Congresswoman Trump Fans Can Love’
  5. DoE Community Meetings--Seeks Input on ESSA
  6. Precisely as Predicted: DoE Now Says $63K per Classroom is a Good Price for AC
  7. Crooked medevac firm files bankruptcy
  8. Liquefied natural gas bridge to Hawaii collapses
  9. Kauai: Anti-Agriculture Lawsuit Filed by Phony Environmentalists
  10. After Tuition Hike, UH to find out if it will get hit with a historic penalty
  11. Decade After Being Blocked by OHA, Will Kauai Finally Get Drug Treatment Center?
  12. Advocates For Elderly Sue State Over Inspections Of Care Homes
  13. 42 Handi-Van Vehicles out of Commission
  14. HPD officer arrested for DUI
  15. Makani Christensen has long been an ally of Hawaii’s fishing community
  16. Rod Tam Crosses The Aisle To Try To Come Back
  17. You Tube Video Reveals Homosexual Sex Harassment in Hawaii Community Service Program
  18. Here’s why the Hawaii LGBT Caucus doesn’t support Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s reelection campaign
  19. Corps of Engineers Plan for Waikiki?  ‘Build a Wall’
  20. UH astronomers test waters for new telescope atop Haleakala
  21. Readers Not Fooled by Latest HI-Tech Tax Credit Sales Pitch
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Monday, July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 5382 Views
  1. Debt Financing: The mayor's word on rail has been broken – again
  2. Bishop Museum: ‘Fears that some pieces might have disappeared’
  3. Telescope Doom: OHA intends to take state and UH to court
  4. Gabbard to Challenge Hirono in 2018?
  5. Should a deal be struck, it’s unclear how it will impact SB 2077
  6. Top donors to state and local candidates so far this year
  7. Bankrupt Puerto Rico Cited as Model for Hawaiian Electric
  8. WSJ Looks at UH 15-to-Finish Program
  9. Special Session’s Price Tag At Least $10,000
  10. Debunked Instantly: Civil Beat Pushing for Rent Control
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
July 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 3314 Views
  1. Recreation Department Audit: No Way to Know How Much They Stole
  2. The “Turn Back the Clock Award”
  3. UH Law Grads Average $55K Debt
  4. City seeks non-profit organization for Kapolei City Lights parade and vendors
  5. Video: Winds of Change in Education
  6. How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?
  7. Djou has a point, and Caldwell knows it
  8. Veto Override: The whole Democratic machine wobbles
  9. Maui Hospital: With Override, the transition should proceed
  10. Hawaii Sunshine Law—Constant Tug of War
  11. Hawaiian Electric: We’re Looking at all Fuel Choices
  12. Young Bros Seeks $3.1M Rate Hike
  13. The Evolution of Obamacare
  14. Kauai Anti-GMO Candidate Funded by Mainlanders, Celebrutards
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Saturday, July 23, 2016
July 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 4500 Views
  1. Hawaii Reapportionment Case: Only Mark Takai Put his Name on the Line
  2. Tax Hike Coming: Rail ‘Recovery’ Plan to Remain Hidden Until After Election
  3. Even With Economy Booming, HART Claims GE Taxes Running Short of Projections
  4. The Hawaii Legislature's Exercise in Short-Term Thinking
  5. Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
  6. Darby: Hawaii and Maui County Shelters Open
  7. Feds Nail $2M Tribal Scam–Thousands Got Free Hawaiian Homelands Cellphones
  8. Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Zika Funding
  9. HART: Will Seek GE Tax Hike After Election, Feds Order Caldwell not to Build $280M Pearl Highlands Station
  10. Will Darby Duplicate Iselle Impacts? -- Activists Eager for Damage to Geothermal Plant
  11. Ward Heeler Predicts Kim-Lau Runoff
  12. Candidate profiles
  13. GOP Convention Coverage

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Friday, July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 4410 Views
  1. VIDEO: HART Vice-Chair Endorses Charles Djou
  2. Hawaii 3rd Highest Excise Taxes in USA
  3. Golden Parachutes are Expensive -- Massive tuition increases approved by UH regents
  4. Honolulu ADU Incentives Now Law
  5. Ige Announces $12M Homelessness Plan
  6. DoH Socks Hawaii’s Last Cane Plantation with $600K Fine
  7. TS Darby heading to Hawaii, tropical storm watch issued for Big Island, Maui Co
  8. Big Mess: Legislators’ Trash Heap imperils pension fund
  9. Suddenly Caldwell Claims City Finances are All Better Now, Just Ignore that Rail Thingy 
  10. Hawaii GOP’s Only Senate Seat May Be In Jeopardy
  11. NextEra to pull out of Hawaii wind farm, undersea cable and power supply improvement projects
  12. Your Tuition Hike At Work: Vice Chancellor Quits, Scores Big Fat Salary to Teach English
  13. Kealohas file motion to dismiss federal prosecutor from grand jury investigation
  14. Chinatown Gambling: Price of HPD Protection $7,000?
  15. Hawaii health agency faces challenge in Hepatitis A outbreak
  16. Valley Fever Could be Excuse to Release Hundreds of Criminals
  17. Cab companies see profits plummet as ride-sharing expands
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 PM :: 3191 Views
  1. It Begins: Caldwell Launches First Negative Campaign Ad
  2. Maui Hospital Veto Override will jeopardize the Employee Retirement System
  3. Ige: The concerns expressed in my veto message have not changed
  4. IUOE ‘Hawaiian Stabilization Fund’ All But Clear of Lawsuit
  5. Papahanaumokuakea: Hawaii Fishermen get no response from Obama, Schatz
  6. DHHL Begins Work on 2017 Legislative Package
  7. Souki: Rather Difficult to Implement HGEA-UPW Payoff Bill Without Funding
  8. HART considers federal loan to help patch rail shortfall
  9. After All the Hype Oahu Electricity Still 71% Oil
  10. Star-Adv: UH Tuition Hike is ‘Reasonable’
  11. Fitch warns utilities: Retail net metering could damage your creditworthiness
  12. Hawaii’s longline fisheries hit bigeye tuna limit early
  13. School Cleared In Ethics Case
  14. Prison Guard Facing Six Counts of Lesbian Rape
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 3086 Views
  1. Rep Mark Takai Dies--Special Election in November
  2. Hawaiian Electric withdraws request for approval of LNG contract and generation upgrades
  3. Supreme Court: Mixed Decision on Office Of Election Ballot Practices
  4. Voters win ballot shortage case against the Hawaii Office of Elections
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 19, 2016
  6. Zika Spreads—1300 Cases in Continental US and Hawaii
  7. Hospital Privatization: Legislators Override Veto, Give HGEA, UPW Millions
  8. After All Caldwell’s Tax Hike Hype, HART Middle Street Contract Somehow Magically Comes in on Budget
  9. Facebook Being used to Impose Political Correctness: HPD Officer Reassigned After Writing Incorrect Things
  10. School misconduct investigations Sideline Employees for Year
  11. Teachers say Hawaii public schools plagued with faulty furniture, equipment
  12. County Recreation Department has One Employee for Every 2.8 Acres of parks
  13. ‘Village’ offers hope to homeless
  14. State Pays for Homeless Programs Slashed by Obama Administration
  15. Hawaii groups push co-op utility after failed merger
  16. Mainland Anti-GMO Loons, Civil Beat Team up to Attack Kauai County Water Board Nominee
  17. Poll workers sought for primary election
Kauai PD Lt Stole $75K intended for Drug Buys
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 4477 Views
  1. Keli’i Akina and Mililani Trask Team-up to Reform OHA
  2. EPA Imposes $425M in Costs on Tesoro, Parr Refineries
  3. VIDEO: Linda Lingle Addresses GOP Convention
  4. 2016 Candidate Info Available on League of Women Voters Website
  5. Hawaiian Electric Will Move Forward as an Independent Company
  6. Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings
  7. Maui Hospital Bill: Legislators ‘Look Foolish Negotiating for Unions’
  8. The transfer of the hospitals would be the largest privatization project in state history
  9. Caldwell: I Want Another $1.5B of Your Money
  10. Poll: Native Hawaiians Support Telescope
  11. GEMS a drain on ratepayers as well as taxpayers
  12. Hawaii Poll: Nearly Half of Voters Want HPD Chief to Resign
  13. HPA Gives Lifelong Criminal Early Release due to Overcrowding
  14. Hawaii's educators fed up with slow progress to cool classrooms
  15. First in History: Hawaii DoE Adopts a Curriculum
  16. NextEra Rejection Places LNG Project in Limbo
  17. Ige Claims Others Wait to Buy Hawaiian Electric
  18. Kauai Enviros Really Thrilled About Letting Enemy Subs Sneak up on Navy Ships
  19. UH recommends raising its tuition 2%
  20. Hawaii County Council Considers $39M Tax Hike on Agricultural Properties
  21. HMSA Insurance Rate Hikes Average 11.1%
  22. GOP Convention Coverage
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Monday, July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 PM :: 2974 Views
  1. NextEra Quits Hawaii Short $95M
  2. Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
  3. CPA Mobility—Accountants Denounce Dale Kobayashi
  4. Team Djou Challenge—Rail, Trust, Homelessness, Ethics
  5. Take rail all way to Ala Moana, voters urge
  6. Poll: People Happier About Homeless after they beat up Brower
  7. Porno Choices: Sex ed found to alter minds
  8. High cost of rents partially result of GE Tax
  9. Maui is being ruined by environmentalists
  10. Charter School Chief Job Offer Rejected
  11. SB2196 Creates Independent Police Review Board
  12. Civil Beat: We Need $400K for Hemp
  13. UH president’s pay in mid-range among college leaders, study finds
  14. Islanders hit Ohio for GOP convention
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Monday, July 18, 2016
Letters to the Editor July, 2016
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:50 AM :: 5386 Views
  • CPA Mobility—Accountants Denounce Dale Kobayashi
  • HB1850: Governor’s Vacation Rental Veto Perplexing
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Sunday, July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 5288 Views
  1. Poll: Djou Ahead 39-30
  2. See it Here: Your August 13 Primary Ballot
  3. DLNR Seeks Nominations for Game Management Commission
  4. Hawaii Says ‘Aloha’ to Direct Primary Care
  5. Feds: Honolulu Highest Consumer Prices in USA
  6. No Tax Hike? Then Wait 20 Years for Your Roads!
  7. OHA Chair Lindsey Still Missing in Action
  8. Sue and Settle Scheme Aims for Federal Control of Waters off Main Hawaiian Isles
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission Prepares 27 Amendments for Ballot 
  10. HGEA Loses—Ige Veto will Stand:  Perreira -- ‘Incompetent Fools’
  11. Clinton Winning Hawaii 49-25
  12. Caldwell’s mayoral chances dissipating, blowing in wind
  13. 2012 Election Pattern Repeats itself?
  14. Easing Council term limits will deny voters fresh faces, ideas
  15. LAWSUIT filed: Hermina Morita vs. Thomas Gorak
  16. NextEra Has Until July 29 to Appeal
  17. Ruderman: I can be Blackmailed into Raising Your Taxes
  18. Walter Ritte Tries  to Shake Down Queens Hospital
  19. Gabbard Sitting on $1.88M
  20. COFA: Guam Governor Deports Inmate back to Chuuk
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 3062 Views
  1. State lawmakers to return Monday to discuss wasteful $25 million union deal
  2. Rep Pat Saiki Endorses Keli’i Akina for OHA
  3. Rally Protests Federal Takeover of NW Hawaiian Isles
  4. Mina Morita Lawsuit Challenges Gorak Appointment
  5. Auditor to review Maui county employee travel expenses
  6. Slim turnout for public hearings on Young Brothers’ proposed rate hike
  7. Hawaii Governor Signs Bio-Fuel Production Tax Credit
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Friday, July 15, 2016
July 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:32 PM :: 3393 Views
  1. PUC Rejects NextEra Deal 2-0: Gorak Abstains
  2. DLNR Officer: ‘Sucker Punched’ by Firing of Friel
  3. HB1850: Governor’s Vacation Rental Veto Perplexing
  4. Djou Raises $259K in First Month
  5. Three Candidates For Mayor, Three Positions On Honolulu Rail
  6. Full Text: AG Opinion Backs Ige’s PUC Appointment
  7. Full Text: Attorney General Sues Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman
  8. HGEA Sues to Block Airport Security Privatization
  9. GEMS: State Asks Cronies for $150M in Schemes
  10. HART board tight-lipped about Next Scapegoat
  11. HART Board Member: Rail is Runaway Train
  12. Caldwell Spends $814K to Buy Election But Nobody Likes Him Anyway
  13. Modular houses near H-1 will go to the homeless
  14. State Of Poverty: Recovery Has Left Too Many In Hawaii Behind
  15. Star-Adv: ESSA should encourage local control
  16. Dark Days for Anti-GMO Activists
  17. Prison Guard Arrested for Rape
  18. Borreca: All Hawaii Republicans are Just Like Trump
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:54 PM :: 3729 Views
  1. VIDEO: Djou Launches First TV Commercial
  2. 2016 Democrat Platform: Hawaiians Among “Indigenous Tribal Nations”
  3. DoI Final Ruling: Slippery Slope to Fed Wreck?
  4. A Practical Approach to Occupational Licensing Reform
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 14, 2016
  6. Register to Vote Online Here -- Before Today's Deadline
  7. Djou: Middle Street is Disastrous Idea
  8. Just in Time for Primary Election: Grabauskas to be Next Sacrificial Lamb
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission advances proposal to extend officeholders’ terms
  10. DoT: We Worked hard to Shake Down Legislators
  11. HGEA files lawsuit to stop privatization of airport security
  12. Criminal inquiry focuses on IBEW ex-leader
  13. General fund tax deposits up 8 percent
  14. Land Board Writes Greenmail into new water lease approach
  15. Fisheries: Local Food Production Up, Enviros Seek New Ways to Shut it Down
  16. Peter Apo: Marine Monument Proposal Isn’t ‘Hawaiian’
  17. Why Honolulu Can’t Be Sure How Many Homeless Veterans It Has
  18. Questions raised about mayor’s PV land lease
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 PM :: 3856 Views
  1. CNBC: Top States for Business—Hawaii Ranks 49th
  2. Ex-Rep Richard Fale Pleads No Contest, Fined $1000
  3. Ige Vetoes Workplace Social-Media Privacy Bill
  4. Star-Adv: Hospital payout veto should stand
  5. Ige: HGEA Hospital Payoff Jeopardizes Tax-Exempt Status of ERS
  6. Legislators Give Ige Six Days to Negotiate Union Hospital Shakedown
  7. Djou: Police chief should step aside
  8. A Peek Inside The Corruption Probe Of Honolulu’s Police Chief
  9. NextEra Rejection Decision could come this week
  10. Ige Vetoes Far Fewer Bills Than His Predecessors
  11. Suit challenges Vacation rentals enforcement
  12. SB2559: New law could slash number of homeless beds in Hawaii
  13. 269 candidates vying for public office—5 Get Public Funding
  14. Next? Kauai Nearing Solar Caps
  15. Kenoi ethics saga drags on: Crony Board further delays complaints against mayor
  16. Dru Kanuha Ethics Violation Slow Walked by Laughable Hawaii County ‘Ethics’ Commission
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 3215 Views
  1. Ige Vetoes Eight Bills
  2. Full Text: Contractor Offered Cool Schools at $5990 per Classroom—Was Ignored by DoE
  3. Djou Challenges Caldwell to Respond to On-Going EMS Staffing Problems
  4. Maui HGEA Payoff: Still $25M too Much
  5. Papahānaumokuākea: Schatz Absurdly Wrong
  6. AG Seeks Deputy Solicitors General
  7. Neighbor island ESSA town halls start Monday
  8. Power Has Been out at Oahu Jail Since Friday
  9. Report: $10K ‘Affordability Gap’ for Hawaii College Students
  10. As Predicted: Ige Vetoes HGEA Hospital Payoff, Calls for Legislature to Amend in Special Session
  11. Special Session Called to Amend Maui HGEA Payoff Bill
  12. NextEra Hardball--Iwase Panics, Gorak Law License Threatened
  13. 2016 Democrat Platform: Hawaiians Among “Indigenous Tribal Nations”
  14. Star-Adv: Push for Fake Indian Tribe ‘Almost Certainly will Stall Out’
  15. Solar Contractors Scamming Consumers Again as ‘Grid Supply’ Maxes Out
  16. EMS plans changes, may reevaluate 12-hour shifts as UPW-induced staffing shortages continue
  17. Even PR Firms Don’t Want to Spin Rail
  18. Young Bros. seeks 4.36% rate hike
  19. GMOs Safe, Dennis Gonsalves A Big Island Hero
  20. Dark Money Behind Anti-GMO Candidates
  21. Ige Signs HB2707 – Giving Tax Credits to Marijuana Dispensaries
  22. State Marijuana Regulations so Complicated that Nobody Can Open on Time
  23. Honolulu Charter: Enviros Keep Tight Grip on Land Use Laws 
  24. Iwilei Sweep Teaches Skills to Homeless
  25. Ing Makes Fool of Himself, Forced to Apologize
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Monday, July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 4035 Views
  1. HGEA Maui Endorsements Leaked
  2. HGEA: Ige Preparing Reduced Hospital Severance Package
  3. Healthcare: Legislators Muddle Definition of ‘Direct Primary Care’
  4. VICTORY!  Nai Aupuni Won’t be Ready with Fake Indian Tribe Before Obama Leaves Office
  5. Problems In Interior’s Rule On Hawaiian Home Land
  6. Feds to OK New Kahuku Wind Farm
  7. Sister Islands: Registered Dope Fiends Exceed 2% of Population
  8. Disbarred Ex-Con Hired at UH Richardson Law School
  9. Four Killed by Police in Hawaii So Far This Year
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Sunday, July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 PM :: 3241 Views
  1. Hawaii Legislature: 52% ‘Big Fail’
  2. Full Text: Lawsuit Accuses Movie Mogul of Pressuring Maui Mayor to Fire Film Commissioner
  3. Shady Deals? Honolulu Grants in Aid
  4. Organic Food Tax Credit wins ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
  5. $42 Million Bid May Stall Hospital Transition and Jeopardize Union Jobs
  6. Absentee ballots go out, triggering Election Month
  7. Solar loan program wastes millions
  8. Natatorium: 20 Years of White Collar Make Work
  9. Even With Extra Funding UPW Ambulance Drivers Play Overtime Games Leave Squads Unstaffed
  10. HSTA Vision for Future of Hawaii's public schools focus of day-long summit
  11. Childcare study finds low pay, few parent resources
  12. HCDA: Make Affordable Housing Cheaper
  13. Enviros Pump up Hype Campaign Against Remaining Plastic Bags
  14. The final chapter in the story of sugar on Maui
  15. Legal Marijuana may add $4.5M to Kauai Crony Dispensary
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Saturday, July 9, 2016
July 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:21 PM :: 3260 Views
  1. Cool Schools: How Government Contracting Makes a $2,500 job cost $138,000
  2. Hawaii Rap Back Law Coordinated with Obama Administration?
  3. Rifle Association: Six Lawyers Working on Hawaii ‘Rap Back’ Lawsuit
  4. Register to Vote Online Here -- Before July 14 Deadline
  5. UH study finds Housing First program improves quality of life for homeless
  6. Pro-NextEra PUC majority reached last month, but Iwase, Gorak stalled its release Just Long Enough to get rid of Champley
  7. Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Override Ige Veto of $40M HGEA/UPW Payoff
  8. HCDA: We Were Supposed to Call Insane Asylum to Report Sewage Spill
  9. ‘Untrustworthy’ People Attend Caldwell Fundraisers: City Council Shakeup
  10. Kauai Hearings for Floating Windfarm Boondoggle?
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Friday, July 8, 2016
July 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 4593 Views
  1. Leaving Hawaii: Decision on New Site for Thirty Meter Telescope set for ‘Early 2017’
  2. Hospital Reform? Randy Perreira Says "F*** You"
  3. One Month Since Launch of Djou Campaign
  4. Djou Agrees to Eight Debates
  5. Will Obama Give Honolulu a Pardon from Rail Jail?
  6. Ige Signs Four More Bills Into Law
  7. Significant Increases in Labor Law Penalties
  8. Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
  9. Judge Finds No Evidence to Support So-Called ‘Whistleblower’ Lawsuit Against Maui County
  10. Does the Film Industry Need Taxpayer Subsidies?
  11. Doubled: More contractors qualify for Slice of ‘Cool Schools’ bonanza
  12. DoT Road Priority Blackmail not Blacktop
  13. Maui Hospital:  HGEA, UPW Members Play Games with Sick Leave
  14. State Education task group takes cues from HSTA Secretary-Treasurer
  15. Expert: Maybe Homeless Won’t be Political Football After Election
  16. Waimanalo Gulch Developer’s Trashy ‘Liveability’ Award used to Boost Caldwell
  17. Rail Contractor Kiewit defies environmental laws, suit says
  18. Hawaii: Coal and Oil Become Clean Energy When Political Insiders Profit 
  19. Offshore Wind: Another Expensive, Untested Pie in the Sky Scheme for Hawaii
  20. Zoning: Anderson out, Ozawa In
  21. Kauai: Developers, Tourism Interest Pay for Anti-Diary Farm Ads
  22. Smug Insiders Against Local Food: NW Hawaiian Isles Expansion
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
July 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 4707 Views
  1. Keli’i Akina: Fed-up with Government? -- “Let`s Change It!”
  2. NextEra: Kouchi Asks for Formal Opinion from Attorney General (Full Text)
  3. Hawaii Timeshares: Highest fees in USA
  4. Ige Signs Three More Bills into Law
  5. Hawaii #1 for Distracted Driving
  6. Hawaii became a U.S. Territory July 7, 1898
  7. Senate to Hold Revocable Permit Hearing
  8. Report on UH lab explosion reveals deep, systemic safety failures
  9. HB2772: UH Rape Policy Now Written into State Law
  10. Maui hospital workers’ payout bill a ‘sweetheart’ deal
  11. After 20 Years of Torture, Lahaina Hospital Breaks Ground for Construction
  12. Corrupt ex-Liquor Commissioner and ex-HPD Charged with Child Molestation (No. 1)
  13. Retired police officer charged with assault in bar shooting (No. 2)
  14. Ex-HPD officer sentenced to 3 months in jail for Stolen Car Racket (No. 3)
  15. HPD Officer Charged with Assault in Road Rage Incident (No. 4)
  16. Emotions and Irrational Behaviors: Honolulu City Council Aborts Leadership Shake-Up
  17. Housing First reports a 97% success rate
  18. Sweet Vacation Memories: Homeless Leave Needles Behind After Using Waikiki Lifeguard Towers to Shoot Up
  19. Dopers decide: Marijuana or Oxy?  Decisions, Decisions
  20. Council Entices Homeowners To Build Accessory Dwelling Units
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
July 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 5678 Views
  1. Caldwell Planning Smear Tactics?
  2. OHA Trustees Banned from Talking to OHA Employees
  3. Ige Signs 13 Bills into Law
  4. Honolulu Republicans Endorse Djou for Mayor
  5. Russian Spy Ship Now Off Hawaii
  6. Former AG: Hawaii’s Short-Term Rental Regulation Preempted By Federal Law
  7. State and Local Sales Taxes: How Does Hawaii Compare?
  8. NYT: How Anti-Growth Sentiment Thwarts Equality
  9. Caldwell, Wife Paid Over $1M a Year by Local Banks
  10. HART Board Member: We Need to Reassess Rail Lies
  11. Pro-NextEra Senators Meet to Plan Lawsuit Against Ige
  12. Hawaii Ethics Board Member Caught Conspiring to Let Kenoi Off Hook
  13. Ominous Court Rulings For The State Ethics Commission
  14. HGEA: Our Hospital Job Trust is More Important Than Your Lives
  15. How Cool Schools Turned into a Gold Plated Christmas Tree
  16. Police Union Wants Final Say On Body Cams
  17. Honolulu ranked among the 10 most expensive U.S. cities for apartment rentals
  18. Workforce drug tests show highest marijuana use in Hawaii since 2013—1% of Hawaii Residents Now Have Marijuana Card
  19. Hawaii becomes last state to ban sex trafficking
  20. Retired Honolulu officer pleads no contest to negligent homicide charge
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 3991 Views
  1. SWAT Raids Honolulu Homeless Tent City after Night of ‘Wilding’
  2. Maui County Homeless Numbers Drop
  3. $40M Payoff? Maui Hospital negotiations May Extend into Special Session
  4. Rubber-stamping revocable permits must come to end
  5. Hawaii Extends Negotiation On New Private-Prison Contract
  6. Hawaii And Honolulu Agencies Really Try To Hide Public Records
  7. Hawaii: The Lowest-Paying State
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Monday, July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 4437 Views
  1. The 1840 Hawaiian Constitution and the Fourth of July
  2. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  3. Mahalo for your service
  4. Caldwell Lets Another wave of homeless hit Waikiki beaches
  5. Billionaire Warren Buffett’s energy company may be eyeing Hawaiian Electric
  6. Honolulu rail project's CFO rescinds resignation
  7. ‘Rap Back’ law goes against federal law
  8. Hawaii Recidivism Rate 48.9%
  9. Cannabis group sees pot of gold ahead
  10. HGEA Psych Care $750 a day
  11. Ing to Be Tossed out of Office?
  12. Ex-special ed students are being sought for a lawsuit
  13. Plastic-bag ban has some ’splainin’ to do
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Sunday, July 3, 2016
July 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 6328 Views
  1. The Verified Complaint In Equity: The Declaration Of Independence
  2. General Excise Tax Hits Charities Twice
  3. IRS Probe of Kamehameha Schools work for Nai Aupuni Tribe?
  4. Sitting on Unspent $540M, State DoT to Shut Down New Road Building in Gambit for Massive Tax Hike
  5. Roz Baker Supports NextEra Merger
  6. Councilmembers Squabble over who will play Second Fiddle to Ernie Martin
  7. Ige’s likely vacation rental tax veto bucks trend
  8. Enviros Against Local Food (again)
  9. Some Hawaii Democrats Distrust Gabbard Because she is too Honest About Islam
  10. Marijuana dispensaries delayed
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Saturday, July 2, 2016
July 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 5921 Views
  1. Djou: Fundraising Exceptionally Strong
  2. New State Ethics Director Announced
  3. Savio: Rail Can be Built Without Any Taxpayer Dollars 
  4. Ige’s choice to Kill NextEra Deal is sworn in as dispute grows over sudden move
  5. Councilman Calls For Audit Amid Honolulu Ethics Commission Chaos
  6. Rape? Maui Prison Guard Has Been Fugitive from Justice Since 2014
  7. Kahele divesting himself of controversial beach home
  8. Gov Lingle Quits Illinois Gov’s Admin
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Friday, July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 5093 Views
  1. Russia to launch ‘Monster’ ICBM towards Hawaii
  2. Ige Signs Cool Schools, Water Bills
  3. Tourism: Visitors Up, Spending Down
  4. Why are there no mobile home parks in Hawaii?
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Clarifies Appeals Clock
  6. Senate President to Sue Governor in Desperate Bid to Let Old Boys Cash Out of HECO
  7. Honolulu goes from Go Rail to Stop Rail to Try Wait Rail
  8. Council Crisis Center Modeled on Seattle Program Specifically Designed to Support Homeless Tent Cities
  9. SB2559: Homeless Shelters Say Bill May Cut 200 Beds
  10. Mayor Arakawa -- Housing First on Maui
  11. Anderson Out As Vice Chair
  12. OHA CEO Crabbe Reappointed
  13. State representatives who had the best, worst attendance
  14. Hawaii County Council candidate delinquent on taxes
  15. Hawaii AG Appeals DHHL Case
  16. Supreme Court: Only Police Commission Can Suspend Chief
  17. Hawaii missing out on $100M in taxes from illegal vacation rentals
  18. Coral Disease Caused by Illegal TVR Cesspools Used by Vacationing Environmentalists
  19. 20% Rise in shoplifting tied to ban on plastic bags
  20. Contractor selected to modernize state’s antiquated payroll system
  21. Civil rights lawsuit aims to keep elderly couple together in Assisted Living Home
  22. Honolulu drivers 137th in nationwide ranking
  23. Five Zika Cases in Hawaii So Far
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