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Sunday, August 31, 2014
August 31, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 4060 Views
  1. Pension Tax: How Did Your Legislator Vote?
  2. More than 5,000 Testify on Federal Recognition
  3. Report: These Five States Have Highest Liability Per Taxpayer
  4. Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega Slow on the Draw
  5. Mauna Kea Audit: UH Lacks Critical Rules
  6. REIT – A New Kind of Tax Shelter?
  7. Democrats’ disarray opens wide opportunity for GOP
  8. Ward: Ige Not the Frontrunner
  9. Temperamental Candidates Lose Big
  10. Housing First Readies to Take 110 Off Streets
  11. Task force proposes reforms to DHHL program
  12. Why Homes Cost So Much in Hawaii
  13. Star-Adv: HECO Should Give More Money to Solar, Wind Contractors
  14. Geothermal plant weathered storm just fine
  15. Hawaii Gets Less for Tourism Promotion Buck than ... Indiana
  16. Recycling Sends Junk on Long Voyages
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
August 30, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:05 PM :: 4356 Views
  1. Kanaiolowalu Roll Quietly Reopened Last Week
  2. Audit: Honolulu Motor Vehicle Division Does Not Care About Long Lines
  3. Video: Steering Hawaii Through Rough Waters
  4. OCCC Escape: Possible Staff Misconduct, Hole in Ceiling
  5. To Undermine Ige, Abercrombie Now Blames Gay Marriage, Republicans for Primary Loss
  6. Takai Prefers 'Non-Military' Option for Headchopping Islamic State
  7. Ige Has Least Money of all Candidates
  8. State House can intervene in Calvin Say residency challenge
  9. The impact of ultra-luxury but empty condominiums
  10. Another property Tax Hike for Kauai
  11. Kulani Just Reopened--Already Closing Due to Staff Shortages
  12. Community reacts to Sand Island homeless shelter proposal
  13. Deedy to face third trial in September 2015
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Friday, August 29, 2014
August 29, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 6096 Views
  1. DCCA: Ige Business 'Not in Good Standing'
  2. Sai: Wong, Dwyer, Namuo Rake in Millions from Kanaiolowalu
  3. Supreme Court Dismisses All Three Puna Election Challenges
  4. FEMA: Iselle Not Severe Enough for Disaster Declaration--State to Appeal
  5. FEMA Rejection Shows Lack of Leadership by Schatz
  6. Djou: America Must Build Coherent Strategy to Deal With Islamic State
  7. Aloha Chancellor Apple Rally Today
  8. Remind me again: Who wants GMO labeling?
  9. RAILROADED: Rail construction Could put Small businesses out of business
  10. Waihee: Without Abercrombie, Takai, Ige Will Lose
  11. Hawaii Farmers Push Back Against Utopian Extremists
  12. Star-Adv: Anti-GMO Measures Fail Common Sense Test
  13. Abercrombie Didn't Claim Enough Damage to Get Federal Disaster Declaration
  14. Native Hawaiian Roll Reopens?
  15. Bills relating to getting homeless off the street advance to full council
  16. Ember Shinn: "Sand Island Will not be a Tent City"
  17. Hospital Layoffs Shutter Mental Health Unit
  18. Souki Calls for Special Session on Hospital Layoffs
  19. HCDA Considers Request to Reduce Number of Affordable Units in Kakaako
  20. Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt
  21. 116% Kauai Tax Hikes 'Killing the Local People'
  22. Small business owners in jeopardy of being shut down by Honolulu rail project
  23. HECO Rate Hike Will Pay for Biomass at AES
  24. End of Hawaiian Electric Co.'s solar net energy metering inevitable, sources say
  25. 3 years after construction begins, Waialua school library still not open
  26. County says no conflict in hiring Wheelabrator rep
  27. TMT sublease appealed
  28. District challenge to former Hawaii House speaker heats up
  29. Taxi companies blast 'ride-sharing' outfits
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Thursday, August 28, 2014
August 28, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:53 PM :: 4509 Views
  1. Voting Issues Scrutinized at Election Commission Meeting
  2. Eminent Domain: City Seizure of Protest Signs Illegal?
  3. Report: Hawaii Ranks in Top 6 States for Open Data
  4. Should OHA representatives be appointed?
  5. A Canoe Paddled by One Can’t Get Very Far
  6. The Problem with Ideology in Politics
  7. Abercrombie Appoints Three to LUC
  8. DLIR Snapshot of State's 662,150 Workers
  9. HTA: Arrivals, Spending Up
  10. Caldwell: TOD Bigger than Japanese Bubble
  11. HART: Next Contract $750M Plus Cost Overruns
  12. Hart considering smaller contracts in hopes of creating competition
  13. Here’s how we can move forward together on the GMO issue
  14. DoE Doesn't Notice 1/3 of Students Missing for a Year
  15. Judge quashes Souki subpoena in Say residency challenge
  16. Voter fraud alleged: Police to look into complaint against Puna council candidate
  17. Undersea power cable project not part of Hawaiian Electric's new plan
  18. Solar Scammers Angered by Plan to Lower Rates
  19. HECO $55 monthly fee offset by Lower Rates?
  20. Council Drops Move to ban Biobags, Styrofoam
  21. H Power $20M Worth of Garbage?
  22. Kauai Imposes $3.5M Garbage Tax
  23. City Unveils Plan to Make Traffic Worse by Closing Off Lanes
  24. Federal Judge Orders EEOC to Hold News Conference, Stop Lying
  25. Council panel advances bill to raise smoking age to 21
  26. Hawaii ERS gains 17.4% for fiscal year
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
August 27, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 4235 Views
  1. Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidates on the Jones Act
  2. HECO Submits Power Supply Improvement Plan
  3. Survey: 79% of UHM Faculty Disturbed by Apple Firing
  4. According To State, ACLU Complaint About Postponed Puna Primary Not An "Election Contest"
  5. Honolulu City Lights non-profit display application deadline is August 29
  6. Gubernatorial Forum: Is Gay Marriage Behind Us?
  7. Aiona-Ahu Rally at Aloha Stadium
  8. Ige: I Was Behind the Billion Dollar Act 221 Debacle
  9. Hannemann Bids for Kakaako Developers' Support
  10. Gubernatorial Forum: Eliminating Government Waste
  11. Be a part of history—attend the Calvin Say residence hearings at Circuit Court
  12. Puna Voters Had Practical Problems, Not Legal Defects
  13. Kauai: Anti-GMO 'Fools' Set Environmental Policy Back 20 years
  14. Dairy Farmer Demands State Allow Him to Sell Milk for Less
  15. Kauai Property Taxes Jump 34%
  16. DPS: estimated one in three at OCCC is homeless
  17. Meth Hoarding: Homeless leave large amounts of trash behind at UH Manoa site
  18. EPlans Double Wait Time for Permits
  19. Bureaucracy Metastases: Hanauma Bay may be getting an oversight agency
  20. HD41 A Race to Watch
  21. Credit Union Was a 'Den of Thieves': Honolulu FBI
  22. Prison Guard loses legs in work-related incident, fights 5 Years for benefits
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 PM :: 3820 Views
  1. HRA: Hawaii Primary Results Positive for 2nd Amendment
  2. This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding
  3. A Cautionary Saga: Judge Kurren Invalidates the Anti-GMO Ordinance 960
  4. Chronic Absenteeism in Hawaii's public schools plummets 39 percent
  5. Hawaii commission opens investigation into election day debacles
  6. $48M Shortfall: HHSC Layoffs Begin September 2
  7. Full Text: Nago's Report to Elections Commission
  8. Study: Hawaii 'Ban the Box' Law Reduces Crime
  9. Gubernatorial Race Anybody's Ballgame as Voters Demand Change
  10. Some Hawaii health plans may be subject to 'Cadillac tax' in 2018
  11. Judge Kurren Liberates Kauai from Anti-GMO Nonsense, Hawaii Co Next
  12. Gary Hooser convinced them to put their faith in him, and his big gamble
  13. Math, Reading Scores Drop as Test Become Tougher
  14. Borreca Uses Nago's Poor Performance to Push Vote by Mail (again)
  15. Scammed by Solar Contractor, Man Blames HECO
  16. State defendants ask for dismissal of lawsuit over primary election
  17. HPOWER trash shortage Costs City $Millions
  18. 7 Month Wait reported for new building permits, costs balloon as projects sit idle
  19. Stricter abuse law criticized as excessive

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Monday, August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 3315 Views
  1. Hawaii’s Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath
  2. Hawaii Ranks #1 in Gender Equality
  3. Judge: Kauai genetically modified crop law invalid
  4. New Yorker Runs Complete Debunk of Anti-GMO Hypester Shiva
  5. Republican Lokahi Rally Brings Candidates to Kapiolani Park
  6. Storm drains state’s disaster fund
  7. UH Manoa Cash Balances Decline Precipitously
  8. HTA Cuts 2014 Tourism Projections
  9. Hawaii Has Fewest Concealed Carry Permits--Only 183
  10. FEMA's Flood Zone reclassification affects 1,000 properties on Oahu
  11. Pflueger's sentencing in Ka loko dam breach case delayed a third time
  12. Tobacco Age Limit Would Also Affect Marijuana
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
August 24, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:23 PM :: 4901 Views
  1. Grassroot Institute Posts Debate Video
  2. HOPE Probation: Judge Steven Alm Speaks at Heritage Foundation Event
  3. HART: Only 743 Local Jobs Created by Rail Work
  4. Redskins 1, American Samoa 0
  5. Faleomavaega Coming Back to American Samoa for Election Season?
  6. Cutting Energy Costs: Methanol Beats LNG for Hawaii?
  7. ACLU sues for Hawaii Island residents to get second chance to vote
  8. "Not A Typical Election Contest" Filed Over Postponed Puna Primary
  9. Filing Close to Deadline? Get a Receipt!
  10. OHA Pays Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai $95K
  11. Rush by city, not lawsuits, to blame for rail's expense
  12. Blue Planet Green Energy Scammers Demand More Ratepayer Money
  13. Fight to curb out-of-control living costs
  14. Farmers Throw Anti-GMO Activists Out of Iselle Recovery Meeting
  15. It’s a zoo for Lassner at UH, full of ducks and weasels
  16. Homeless: “They're drug addicts, alcohol bottles, trash everywhere. Pretty disgusting."
  17. No risk from steam release, DOH says
  18. Expanding marine national monument would harm U.S. and Hawaii fisheries
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
August 23, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 4611 Views
  1. Standing Room Only at Grassroot Gubernatorial Forum - Ige a No-Show
  2. Mufi, Duke: No Consensus Behind Kanaiolowalu Roll
  3. Sources: OHA to Fire Crabbe--Search Underway for New CEO
  4. Sutton Endorses Aiona-Ahu Ticket
  5. Media Hammers Ige for Skipping First Gubernatorial Forum
  6. Chief election officer grilled by commission, many call for his ousting
  7. Gabbard Too Busy for VA Hearing, Puna Relief?
  8. Lingle Joins Isle group rallying support for Israel
  9. Hawaii Driving Out Anti-Science "Haole Activists" In The Democratic Party
  10. Decoupling Drives Oahu electric bills up again
  11. Trask's Geothermal Hypocrisy: Activist turns entrepreneur and smells the $$$$
  12. Biofuel isn't Green and City Wastes $2.3M on it
  13. The lawsuits pile on against makers of Natural Supplements
  14. Cop Cams for KPD?
  15. Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Can't Even Keep his own Home
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Friday, August 22, 2014
August 22, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 4840 Views
  1. Ige Cancels: Will be only Candidate Missing from First Gubernatorial Forum
  2. Overlooking Wreckage, UH Regents Claim to Take Responsibilities Seriously
  3. Duncan Announces One Year Delay in Teacher Evaluations
  4. ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Puna Voting
  5. Hawaii Marine instills ‘Ohana spirit during Afghanistan deployment
  6. OHA Cronies Claim 2000 Statements of Support for Tribal Recognition
  7. Federal Recognition: What Happens Next?
  8. Hawaii Requests Presidential disaster declaration for Iselle
  9. Did Health Connector Sign Multi-Mullion Dollar Contract to Fix Website--or Not?
  10. Star-Adv: Time for Gubernatorial Candidates to get Specific on Health Connector
  11. Borreca: Kinder, gentler Mufi moves forward
  12. Race to the Top? Former DOE Chief Procurement Officer sues department
  13. Anti-GMO Activists Commit Massive Campaign Spending Violations
  14. Kauai Shivanized
  15. 'UH is broken' after Apple's firing
  16. Commission to discuss Hawaii primary election held day after tropical storm damaged Puna area
  17. Family Court judge wants to treat juvenile offenders before it's too late
  18. Child Molesters to Go Free?  Electronic enticement law challenged as unconstitutional, vague
  19. PUC Uses Hurricane Shutdown to Hide Secret Docket
  20. HART Considers Renewal of Grabauskas' Contract
  21. Hunger in Hawaii a growing problem
  22. Combat Gear Blurs Lines Between Cops and Military, in Ferguson and Hawaii
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
August 21, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 PM :: 4573 Views
  1. It was 55 years ago today we added the 50th state
  2. Hawaii’s largest insurance provider pulls small business plans from health exchange
  3. Hawaii Gets Mixed Reviews on Policies to Prevent and Fight Cancer
  4. Saipan Gets better Representation than American Samoa
  5. Poll: 41% Aiona - 34% Ige - 15% Hannemann 
  6. Djou Has 3-1 Fundraising Lead
  7. State admits 2,079 tax bills bogus
  8. Prosecutor investigates police shootings independently
  9. Anti-Aquarium Obsessives Pleased by Abercrombie Defeat
  10. Election Review this Friday
  11. HMSA is first health plan to join Hawaii Health Information Exchange
  12. Rates Coming Down? HECO Inks LNG Deal in British Colombia
  13. Expectations high for HECO energy plan
  14. Unions to Host Superferry Conference
  15. Ex-Homeless Spills Beans: We Just Drank and Smoked Weed
  16. State revises upward its growth forecast
  17. Students, faculty call on regents to Fire Lassner, Reinstate Apple
  18. UH athletic director still expects a $1.48 million loss despite
  19. Lawsuit: Tranny Demands $300K After State Keeps Him out of Ladies Room
  20. Former Maui mayoral candidate Waikiki to be freed
  21. Affordable Housing: 50,000 units needed
  22. HEMA report shows 260 Big Island homes damaged in Iselle storm
  23. Organic Store 'Accidentally' Raised Prices as Iselle Approached
  24. New law toughens penalties for domestic violence — but is it right?
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 PM :: 6309 Views
  1. The Incompetence of HART: Cheapest Bid for 9 Stations Comes 75% Over Budget
  2. Yakuza? Triads? Technicalities Shred $50M Racketeering Suit Against Pro-Rail Hawaiian Stabilization Fund
  3. No Lawsuit: Hanabusa Calls for Legislative Investigation of Election, Does not Endorse Schatz
  4. ACT Score Report: Hawaii Students Least Ready for College
  5. Hawaii’s path to a constitutional republic
  6. Consuming Chemicals is a What We Do on a Daily Basis
  7. Death Threats from Anti-GMO Nuts
  8. Still Blogging A Year Later!
  9. Schatz wins U.S. Senate primary in political battle that divided Hawaii’s Democratic party
  10. Accountability: DoE Identifies Almost All Teachers as Effective
  11. City to Discuss Ala Moana TOD Plan
  12. DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Worked for TSA on State Time
  13. Abercrombie Cutout Marks Ige for Defeat by Aiona
  14. After Abercrombie Defeat, Feds Suddenly Allow Health Exchange Funding Extension
  15. Rail overbids force reappraisal
  16. Mililani Trask Falsifies Financial Disclosure Reports
  17. Trask: Energy costs rise, solar industry crashes, in Hawaii under Rep. Chris Lee's dismal legislative leadership
  18. Boylan: How The Real Abercrombie Was Hidden for 20 Years
  19. Spinning Out of Control: Some UH faculty call for no confidence vote after Apple's firing
  20. Hawaii School Board Members Unhappy as HSTA Continues to Chisel Away at Teacher Evaluations
  21. Hawaii DOE Proposes Saving Central Office Staff by Cutting $9.2M from Special Education
  22. Schmidt: Loosen Prepaid Health Care Requirements to Allow Bronze, Silver Plans
  23. Papayas Hard Hit: 60% of Hawaii Co Farm Production Wiped out by Iselle
  24. Big rise in Hawaii’s average wage is deceptive
  25. Hawaii Has Fewest Completed Foreclosures, Largest backlog
  26. DHS Fraud Investigator Allegedly Defrauds DHS Five Years Running 
  27. New HPD policy sounds like a quota
  28. Norks Promise to Nuke Hawaii, Guam
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 5038 Views
  1. LAST DAY: How to Submit Your Comments on the Proposed Rule to Recognize a Native Hawaiian Government
  2. The Obama Administration’s Attempt to Balkanize Hawaii
  3. Hawaii Still a Debt "Sinkhole State"
  4. Not Red Hot: Hawaii Construction Employment Drops 1.4%
  5. Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports
  6. In Hawaii $100.00 is Only Worth $85.32
  7. Honolulu 214th Ranked City for First Time Home Buyers
  8. OHA Awards $1.5M to Charter Schools
  9. Gabbard: If Our Mission Isn’t to Take Out ISIS, ‘We’ve Got a Real Problem Here’
  10. Nago Hid 800 Maui Ballots From Public for Two Days
  11. "Fire Nago" -- 2014 Edition
  12. Hee, Hanabusa, Abercrombie: Hawaii's 84-Year Nightmare Coming to an End
  13. Will Hanabusa Challenge Election Result?
  14. Many Anti-GMO Candidates Defeated in the Primary
  15. Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Forces Gay Marriage on HD50 Republicans
  16. Honolulu second-costliest city to raise kids
  17. 97.7% of public school teachers with "highly effective," "effective" ratings
  18. Kauai to Hike Timeshare Taxes?
  19. Ben Jay: UH football could be 'going away'
  20. Accidental self-inflicted gunshot kills HPD officer
  21. Lawyer Working Hard to Get Manoa Rapist Back out on the Streets
  22. D.R. Horton submits rezoning plans to Honolulu for 11,750-home Hoopili project
  23. Hawaii Co Employee Indicted on Embezzlement Rap
  24. Saving Cancer Research in Hawaii Means New Leadership
  25. Hawaii VA Short on Doctors
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Monday, August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 3200 Views
  1. Hawaii Senate Primary Election Update: There's A Dem Nominee ... For Now?
  2. Cavasso: Hawaii Does Not Have Unlimited Funds to Prop Up Health Connector
  3. Maui County Report Shows Zero Glyphosate
  4. Djou, Takai gear up for Congressional showdown
  5. Tourism Industry Trades $500K for Homeless Vote
  6. Hawaii Legislature could be a considerably quieter place come January
  7. Hanabusa Preparing for Rematch in 2016
  8. Caldwell Stocking Up For A Showdown
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
August 17, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:25 PM :: 4195 Views
  1. Am Samoa Leaders Work Around Missing Delegate to Resist Obama's Tuna Monument
  2. Far-Left Ige Will Take Hawaii Further in Wrong Direction
  3. Iselle Emergency Proclamation Updated
  4. Flying High
  5. Duke Aiona talks strategy for the General Election
  6. Cayetano: Elections Run Incompetently
  7. Candidates could challenge primary election results
  8. Hanabusa Supporters Furious
  9. Puna: We've Already Been Forgotten
  10. Without Abercrombie, 'Huge changes' likely for troubled Obamacare exchange
  11. Kakaako, OHA, TOD: Gubernatorial Candidates need a plan for housing
  12. Pro-GMO a Winning Position for Legislative Candidates, Incumbents
  13. Lawsuit Against Kauai Dairy Threatens Prime Ag Land Statewide
  14. Resort's Attack on Dairy Farm Precautionary Principle Run Amok
  15. Accountability must accompany police power
  16. City: Only 10 Homeowners benefit from Council's Tax Relief
  17. DoTax Targets Small Businesses, Homeowners for Petty Harassment
  18. Ice Maker Shuts Doors to Force Arrest of Criminal
  19. Hurricane Relief Fund's purpose is for insurance and not actual relief aid
  20. John Carroll Continues Flacking for Mililani Trask Geothermal Scheme
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
August 16, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 5981 Views
  1. Nago Fiasco: 'Thousands Disenfranchised' Hanabusa May Challenge Results, Oshiro Talks Special Session
  2. Primary Results-- Full Printout -- Schatz Wins -- Ilagan Wins with 52%
  3. Papaya Crop Ruined: Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Hurricane Iselle
  4. Cavasso to Schatz: Mainland PACs Spent a Lot of Money Getting You Nominated, Lets Debate
  5. Hawaii and the USA: A Union Worth Celebrating
  6. Iselle: How to help
  7. HMSA Pulls Plans from Hawaii Obamacare Exchange
  8. Preposterous Grabauskas Claims Rail Cost Overruns Not His Fault, LOL!
  9. Hawaii undersea cable unlikely to get support if Ige or Hannemann elected governor
  10. Next governor must deal with Aloha Stadium issues
  11. Suit accuses UH Foundation exec of conflict of interest
  12. Not A Great Start For Lassner
  13. Asbestos Lawyers Buy Schatz
  14. Dirty Ernie Martin Sign Waving for Mayor Already
  15. Electricity: Hawaii Only State Left Where Oil is #1
  16. Eviction letter expected by family of suspected robber
  17. Maoists, Rep Ing, Osorio Demand Deedy be Lynched
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Friday, August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 4492 Views
  1. All Four Gubernatorial Candidates to Appear at Grassroot Institute Forum
  2. Aiona, Ahu, Djou, Cavasso -- Lokai Rally August 23
  3. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  4. Judge Rejects Lawsuit To Delay Puna Voting--Polls Open Fri 7AM
  5. Abercrombie Has Vested Interest in Quick Puna Vote
  6. Judge Nakamura: Puna Votes "Even if it is Unconstitutional"
  7. HI House leader ousted in election primary amid controversy
  8. Faleomavaega Skips Visit of Key House Committee to American Samoa
  9. Applicants Sought for the Hawaii Elections Commission
  10. DBEDT Releases New Edition of Hawaii Data Book
  11. Report: 14% of Hawaii HS Grads Leave State Within 12 Months
  12. "The Giver" -- Opens Today Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
  13. Election Day in Puna: Area’s Voter Profile Bodes Well For Schatz
  14. Ige Could be Defeated by AWOL Democrat Voters
  15. Cook: Hawaii Governor's Race a Toss Up
  16. Incompetence Behind Latest Rail Cost Overruns
  17. Lassner to recommend languages dean as UH-Manoa interim chancellor
  18. Jury Finds Deedy Not Guilty of Murder
  19. Send feds opinions on sovereignty
  20. DOE Outsources Teacher Mentoring for $3.5 Million
  21. In Midst of Hurricane, Activists Whine About Geothermal 'Pollution'
  22. Public Utilities Commission seeks input on Demand Response
  23. Age 18-20? Honolulu Council Says Marijuana Yes, Tobacco No
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
August 14, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:16 PM :: 4664 Views
  1. Pono Choices May Violate State, Federal Laws
  2. Too Soon? Lawsuit To Delay The Delayed Puna Precincts Primary Filed
  3. Cam Cavasso in Puna: There is no Difference Between Schatz, Hanabusa
  4. OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai
  5. UPW Scores Massive Pay Hikes After Disrupting Honolulu Ambulance Service
  6. Hawaiians Punish Abercrombie for Federal Recognition Push
  7. GMOs: No Evidence or Logic Will Ever Be Considered by Those Who Don’t Value It
  8. Changing Hawaii – Fred Hemmings
  9. $144.5M Surprise: Honolulu rail stations' bid 75% higher than budgeted
  10. Ige had Primary won even before the campaign began
  11. Governor's Race? Hawaii 9th Most Likely to Change Parties
  12. Final Revenge: Abercrombie Claims he has Nothing to do With Friday Election
  13. No Paper Ballots for Puna Friday Vote
  14. Homeowners Have Until Sept 30 to Claim $33M Tax Rollback
  15. Verdict-less jury in Deedy retrial heads back to court
  16. $325M Damage: Papaya Farmers Hard Hit
  17. Golf Courses: The Dirty Secret of the Food Movement
  18. Big Green Losers on the Big Island
  19. Kauai County Wastes $175K on Anti-GMO Law
  20. Kauai County Considers 500% Garbage Tax Hike
  21. Rosegg Tried to Force Way into Life of the Land
  22. Feds to Investigate Hawaii Geothermal Potential
  23. Hawaii Lowest Sugary Soda Consumption in USA
  24. Arizona Appeals Court: 'Pregnant Man' (sic) can get a divorce
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 3897 Views
  1. Sabato: Abercrombie Biggest Loser in History of 50 States
  2. Full Text: Hanabusa Letter Calls for Election Delay, Demands Louie Step Aside
  3. Issues To Watch In The Promised Lawsuit Challenging Hurricane Primary
  4. Activists, Hurricane Deal One-Two Punch to Hawaii Farmers
  5. Video: Hawaii National Guard Reaches Cut-off Puna Homes
  6. Puna to Pick Senator
  7. Obama Executive Order to Screen Unions, Federal Contractors for Labor Law Violations
  8. Support Aloha for Puna Fund
  9. A Republican Governor In Paradise?
  10. Charles Djou chats with Howard Dicus about his 2014 race for Congress
  11. Takai Support Comes from East Oahu, Kim West Oahu
  12. Hannemann Scores MegaBucks from Sweatshop Operator
  13. Republican Saiki calls on state to delay Friday's walk-in voting
  14. Schatz Thrilled by Decision to Vote Friday
  15. Hanabusa to File Suit Today
  16. House, Council Winners Pleased with Friday Election, Losers Displeased
  17. Nago Can't be Bothered With Ruderman
  18. Star-Adv: HPD transparency, oversight lacking
  19. Anti-GMO arguments based on fear, not facts
  20. Sovereignty Activists to Squeeze Kerry for Answer Tomorrow
  21. Non-Statehood Day Friday
  22. Big Isle papaya farmers' loss estimated at $53 million
  23. Military families vent as reports of botched vehicle shipments pile up
  24. No state pays smaller share of workers' health insurance
  25. Soft on Crime: Suspected Murderer Gets Off Easy on Theft
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 PM :: 3659 Views
  1. Anger Boils in Puna as Nago Changes Election Three Times in Three Days
  2. Kauai: Hundreds Demand Explanation for Massive Property Tax Hikes
  3. 2 PRP Candidates Win, 3 More Head to General
  4. Incumbent Hawaii governor out in historic upset
  5. It was 116 years ago today: The U.S. becomes a global power
  6. Hanabusa threatens to sue to block Friday's election
  7. Cam Cavasso: Schatz, Hanabusa So Similar
  8. Abercrombie Humiliated
  9. Is Kauai Pro-GMO? Primary Election Results Suggest So
  10. Real Estate Interests Behind Anti-GMO Activism
  11. Hawaii Highest Homelessness of Any State
  12. Iselle’s toll: An estimated 148 homes damaged
  13. State to hold meeting on new Oahu FEMA flood maps
  14. City to announce new contract for EMS workers
  15. Soft on Crime Policy Causes Death of Criminal
  16. Westfield State trustees at fault in Dobelle debacle
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Monday, August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 3874 Views
  1. Djou: 86 Days to Create a Better Future
  2. Video: Free Press for a Free Society
  3. Is There Any Benefit to Plastic Bag Bans?
  4. VIDEO: Helicopter Overflight Shows 100s of Downed Trees in Puna
  5. Abercrombie Loses 48 of 51 Districts in Primary Sweep
  6. Gov’s ouster ups ante for new day
  7. Aiona: Primary Results Show Desire for Change
  8. Djou Accepts KITV Debate Invitation
  9. Abercrombie Talks About Himself Some More
  10. Hawaii Dems Move to the Suburbs
  11. Puna's Power: District’s voters to decide US Senate race
  12. Increase in Absentee Voting Parallels Decrease in Turnout
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Sunday, August 10, 2014
August 10, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 PM :: 5217 Views
  1. Primary Results--Fifth Read
  2. The Law Behind Hawaii's Hurricane Senate Primary Election: Let The Games Begin!
  3. Akina in OHA Runoff
  4. Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big Statewide
  5. Major storms hit Hawaii after lawmakers raid hurricane fund
  6. Video: Iselle Hits Mountains, Disintegrates
  7. Do We Really Want to Starve the Golden Goose?
  8. Iwase: Republicans are Smelling Blood
  9. Djou to Face Takai in CD1
  10. Punatics in Two Closed Precincts Favor Schatz
  11. Clayton Hee goes 'Splat'
  12. Two or Three Legislative Incumbents Bite the Dust
  13. Anti-GMO Activists Baffled Beyond the Echo Chamber
  14. Trask's Geothermal Scheme Loses Biggest Senate Supporter
  15. Honolulu Council: Sam Aiona Advances--Three Districts Have Run-offs in November
  16. Absentee Voting Hits Record--Up 12%
  17. Turnout Nears Record Low
  18. Irate Voters from Storm-Hit precincts Show Up at Polling Place
  19. UH leaders should assess need for Manoa chancellor
  20. Punatics Harass HELCO Crews
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
August 9, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 3300 Views
  1. Two Big Island Precincts Voting Postponed
  2. UHERO: Stall in Tourism Slows Hawaii Economy
  3. Breaking HECO's Monopoly with Community Choice Aggregation?
  4. Mandatory Labeling of GMOs--A big-government solution to a problem that doesn’t exist
  5. Dobelle Sued for Personal Use of School Funds
  6. Former Officer Calls for Inquiry into HPD Killings
  7. Polling Places Open Without Absentee Voter Lists
  8. The Rundown (final primary)
  9. Will Storms Save Abercrombie?
  10. Republican Charles Djou has plan to tackle jobs, economy
  11. HMSA and the Hawaii Health Connector
  12. Homelessness: We Need to Take Better Care of our Number 1 Industry
  13. PGV Geothermal Venting Amounts to Nothing
  14. New indictment targets defendants in fatal blast
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
August, 2014 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:06 PM :: 3343 Views
Former Officer Calls for Inquiry into HPD Killings
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Friday, August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:37 PM :: 3771 Views
  1. UPDATE: Iselle Hits -- Julio Coming Sunday
  2. Iniki: Years later Kauai Population, Workforce Still Suffered
  3. When A Hurricane Hits Do We Realize Our Priorities
  4. Primary Election to Continue as Planned Saturday
  5. Iselle Shredded by Impact With Mountains, Oahu Spared Worst
  6. Democrats Brawl in Hawaii Primary
  7. Anti-GMO Councilmember Pounded by Accurate Information
  8. Hurricanes Latest Excuse to Push Vote by Mail Fraud
  9. Lassner's Plan: UH Will Start Next Google, Balance Budget With IPO
  10. Schools buy $26M in Common Core texts
  11. Hawaii DOE Facilities Executive to Resign
  12. Hawaii County Early Walk-In Sites Closed Early
  13. Mental Illness Overlooked in Health Debate
  14. Congress Isn’t Alone in Struggling to Obtain Obamacare Records
  15. Hurricane Julio Emits Gamma Burst, Flings Anti-Matter into Space
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
August 7, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 5438 Views
  1. Satellite Loop: Two Hurricanes Approaching
  2. Oahu, Maui, Hawaii County Shelter Locations
  3. UPDATE: Iselle to Hit Hilo Thursday -- Julio Sunday
  4. US Senators: DOI Effort to Create Fake Hawaiian Tribe is “Unlawful”
  5. Squeezed by High Prices, Hawaii Consumers Spend the Least on Nonessentials
  6. Candidate Forced by UH to Take Leave Without Pay
  7. Am Samoa: Democrat Nod Goes to Faleomavaega in a Slick Maneuver
  8. Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?
  9. GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
  10. UH: GMO Crops Conserve Topsoil, Reduce Herbicide Use
  11. GOP Seeking Primary Day Volunteers
  12. Hawaii Lacks Hurricane Emergency Plan for Waikiki, Neighbor Islands
  13. Hawaii may elect a Republican governor in the fall
  14. Will Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big in Primaries?
  15. With Hurricane Coming, 90% of Homeless Would Rather Keep Doing Meth
  16. Hawaii Wind Farm Employees to Stay Away--Fear Disaster
  17. Trask: Racist Rep. Chris Lee for Haole Geothermal Only
  18. Using buzzwords to sell clean energy policies
  19. BoR Chair: "I think I understand" Apple Firing
  20. Allow homeowners to claim exemption
  21. Hawaii Co Council Supports Milk Price Controls
  22. High-speed rail inches along as Obama seeks new spending
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
August 6, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:03 PM :: 3913 Views
  1. Hawaii's Party Chairs Issue Joint Call For Early Voting To Be Safe
  2. Statewide Locations: In Person Early Walk-In Voting Open Thru Thursday
  3. Will $150M Obamacare Tax Lead to ILWU Strike?
  4. Kalaeloa Raceway Park Closes--Blames Abercrombie
  5. OHA Tribe? Secrets Spilled in Minnesota
  6. Tribe? Feds to Meet With Hawaiians in N&S California
  7. Navy Paying 69% More With $334M Solar Project
  8. 2014 April GET Collections Still Down Compared to 2013
  9. DoE Announces School Closures on Hawaii Island, Maui County
  10. Wikileaks: Japan refused Obama Hiroshima Apology
  11. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  12. Will Ige Backstab HSTA?
  13. Tourism Industry Hurt by 20% Kauai Property Tax Hikes
  14. Keeping Prices High: HECO gets OK to bypass competitive bidding on 6 major solar projects
  15. Hawaii Co Schemes to Grab More TAT in Legislative Power Shuffle
  16. Facilitate more rental housing
  17. Father of Cyrus Belt's Killer Dies in Fight Amongst Homeless
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
August 5, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 PM :: 5084 Views
  1. Statewide Locations: In Person Early Walk-In Voting Thru Thursday
  2. Iselle to Hit Hawaii Thursday & Friday -- Julio Right Behind
  3. Nago: “I think we’ve got bigger issues to worry about than voting”
  4. The missing absentee ballots—is a vendor responsible?
  5. Early departure of CIO clouds state's tech effort
  6. Pre-K School Choice: Amending state Constitution is OK with 54% of isle voters
  7. Hawaii County Aims 400% Tax Hike at Farmers
  8. After Massive tax Hike, Council Bill May Let a Few Off the Hook
  9. Disgusting: Hee, Tsutsui in Dead Heat
  10. Kim, Takai Tied at 28% Each
  11. Borreca: Hanabusa Local, Schatz Outsider
  12. Anti-GMO Candidates Prepare to Lose Big on Every Island
  13. Is rooftop solar at risk from storms?
  14. Mainland Groups Team up With Professional Activists to Attack Big Island Farmers
  15. No Cure but Somehow State vows to stop Alzheimer's disease during next 11 years
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Monday, August 4, 2014
August 4, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 PM :: 2907 Views
  1. Without Abercrombie, Education Reform a Political Orphan
  2. WaPo: Union freakouts are hurting the hunt for good teachers
  3. 2014: States with the Best & Worst School Systems
  4. Hawaii Charter Schools Produce 7% More Student Achievement Per Dollar Spent
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 4, 2014
  6. Your Tax Dollars at Work: FlikMedia, Inc. Acquires Flikdate
  7. Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud
  8. Star-Adv Poll adds AJAs, Hanabusa Suddenly Leads
  9. Aiona Leads In ‘Toss-Up’ Hawaii Governor Race
  10. Hawaii: Where good polling goes to die
  11. Disappeared absentee ballots? Did anyone else not get their Hawaii absentee ballots yet?
  12. Erroneous bills add to tax agency's problems
  13. Abercrombie Camp Pushes Back Against Poll Results
  14. Kauai: Small Farmers Will be Pushed off Land by Ordinance 960
  15. New academies, administration, rules for Halau Lokahi
  16. Burglar Latest to Escape from Work Furlough
  17. Greenwald: Omidyar Teaches Me to Trust Billionaire Oligarchs
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
August 3, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:57 PM :: 3801 Views
  1. Election Day Precinct Workers Needed
  2. Tribe? Feds to Meet With Hawaiians in Southern California Today
  3. NPS: Draft Ewa Plains Battlefield Nomination And Photo Archive Available
  4. Everywhere...and Perversely Fair
  5. Mainland Anti-GMO Group Pours Money into Kaneohe HD48 Race
  6. Poll: Aiona Beats Ige 41-34 -- Aiona Beats Abercrombie 45-30
  7. Education Reform in Trouble Under Ige
  8. Apples gone but what of his plans?
  9. Abercrombie Bi-Polar, Forgetful
  10. Abercrombie Fundraising at $5M, Ige Passes $500K Mark
  11. Campaign Spending Commission launches a new Super PAC data visualization app
  12. Native Hawaiians Are Not A Tribe
  13. Honored HPD officer arrested on suspicion of sex assault
  14. Anderson: Keep the Homeless, Homeless
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Saturday, August 2, 2014
August 2, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:15 PM :: 6043 Views
  1. Apple Unredacted: Did Attack on Carbone's $300K 'Assistant' Precipitate Removal of UHM Chancellor?
  2. Akina for OHA Launches TV, Radio Ads
  3. School Choice Event Shows New Way Forward for Hawaii Education Reform
  4. State Administrator Admits Federal Highway Dollars in Jeopardy
  5. VA reform bill gives veterans private health care options
  6. Honolulu Army reservist accused of fraud, theft and child molestation
  7. Hundreds of Mail-in Ballots Invalidated
  8. Honolulu rail agency concerned construction bids for rail stations may be higher than expected
  9. Cronies Given $200M for Seawater AC Scheme
  10. Chasm widens between rent, median wages
  11. Caldwell's Latest Fee Hike: Make the Disabled Pay 
  12. Lassner wants interim chancellor for Manoa by Sept. 1
  13. Ige envisions a more streamlined Mānoa
  14. WaPo: Hawaii Makes 2 of top 10 primary races still to come in 2014
  15. Mainland Anti-GMO Group Seeks to Join Attack on Big Island Papaya Growers
  16. Feds make Excuses for W Hawaii Water Grab
  17. WSJ: Hawaii Handcuffs Employers to Give Ex-Cons Jobs
  18. Rents at Dillingham Airfield double
  19. Review training for HPD arrests
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Friday, August 1, 2014
August 1, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 3627 Views
  1. Dr Keli’i Akina: Hawaii Should Fulfill Dream of Martin Luther King
  2. Report: Dobelle Could Face Criminal Charges for Theft from Mass. College
  3. Supreme Court Orders Abercrombie to Pay Up
  4. $72M Vanishes: New Council on Revenues Forecast Minus 1.8%
  5. Poll: Ige 51 - 41 over Abercrombie
  6. Poll: Schatz 49-41 over Hanabusa
  7. Schatz, Tsutsui Scrape the Abercrombie off of themselves
  8. Hanabusa: I am What Makes Hawaii Unique
  9. GOP Fundrace: Ahu vs Sutton
  10. Super PACS Push Council Candidates
  11. 'Drama and Trauma' at UH Manoa--Lassner Prepares to Name New Chancellor
  12. Rep. Cabanilla: ‘I Need to Eat Too’
  13. MBloom: Self-Dealing Hi-Tech Schemers Sued for Stealing Code
  14. Matayoshi: DOE focuses its spending at school and student levels
  15. Escaped Prisoners Risk 5 year Sentence
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