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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:30 PM :: 5422 Views
  1. Rail: Caldwell’s Dog n Pony Show Designed to Force GE Tax Hike
  2. Report: OHA Chair to Resign After Re-Election
  3. TS Madeline Following Iselle's path onto Big Island
  4. DoE Enrollment Drops Again—Charters Growing
  5. Visitor Arrivals Set All-Time Monthly Record in July 2016
  6. DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues to expand
  7. Fraud: Maui Glass Recycler Gets Year in Prison
  8. Defeat: Anti-GMO Protesters Chase Syngenta out of Hawaii
  9. Family of Victims Sues over Lanikai Gabbard Cult Boat Death, Injury
  10. Hurricane Not Enough to Force Homeless to Accept Shelter
  11. National expert says state's making progress on homeless crisis
  12. Star-Adv: Don’t let federal law hinder local vacation rental tax effort
  13. Judge Rules Feds Properly Withheld Details Of UH Biolab Inspection
  14. Wrongful Foreclosure Claims Rock Hawaii Condo Associations
  15. Hurricane: Will Caldwell Botch it Again?
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 4630 Views
  1. Kaiser: Union Stalling Pushes Maui Hospital Transfer Date to July 1, 2017
  2. 2 Years Late With Recovery Plan, Caldwell to Meet With Feds
  3. State Agrees to $85M Foster Care Lawsuit Settlement
  4. Hawaii Public College Tuition Up 136% More than Average Household Income
  5. Molokai Ferry to Shut Down—Can’t Compete With Subsidized Airfares
  6. Kolekole: Progress on Second Route out of Waianae
  7. Sen Green: Unions Torpedoed Maui Hospital Negotiations after fake $1B Surplus Announcement
  8. Rail Insiders Use Meeting With Feds to Push Tax Hike Agenda
  9. As Clock Runs Down on TMT, Lawyers Debate Which Witnesses Anti-Telescope Lawyers May Call
  10. Election Reveals Limits Of Hawaii’s Biggest Labor Union
  11. Flooding: Will Caldwell Botch it -- Again?
  12. COBOL Blamed for Hawaii’s Materially False Bond Offerings
  13. $150M -- DBEDT Comes up with new GEMS Scheme
  14. Hawaiian Electric Dumps Parr, Gives Chevron Monopoly
  15. Churches and nonprofits help ex-prisoners stay off the streets
  16. Judge known for 'tough love' probation retires to expand program on mainland
  17. Another Day in the DoE
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Monday, August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 3292 Views
  1. Fake Indian Tribe: 9th Circuit Rules Injunction Moot After Nai Aupuni Dissolves Itself
  2. Star-Adv: Reasonable Concern About OHA Management of Papahanaumokuakea
  3. Bird Deaths and Renewable Energy Converge at IUCN World Conservation Congress
  4. Anti-GMO Hooser Circling the Drain
  5. Civil Beat: Crazy Kaaihue is Excuse to Tighten Ballot Access
  6. Civil Beat Still Trying to Make Arizona Prison Look Bad
  7. Homeless Migrate to Hawaii Kai, Set up Lounge Chairs, Begin Bum Fights
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
August 28, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 3377 Views
  1. Slom: $1B Surplus is an Illusion
  2. Rail Ridership Wildly Over Estimated
  3. $4M for DoT to Study Ways to Raise Highway Taxes
  4. Carroll for Senate—Reform the Jones Act
  5. Why Don’t We Even Look at the Regulation?
  6. Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
  7. Na Pali Coast: DLNR Issues 13 More Tickets Just in Time for Waikiki Eco-Conference
  8. Photos: 24 Hours With Charles Djou
  9. Formby: I’m Still Trying to Figure out what a Rail Recovery Plan is—But Tax Increase is Mandatory
  10. Star-Adv: Buy Work-Rule Reform with Pay Raises
  11. Chang Knocks 10,000 Doors in Drive to Eliminate Last Surviving Republican from Senate
  12. Voter turnout still shameful with isles hitting record low
  13. Short-term rentals law may not be enforceable, officials say
  14. Caldwell’s Smart Meters Building on Dumb Failures?
  15. ‘Unbiased’ Journalism: Gabbard is Pure--Her Only Enemies are a Thief and a Clinton
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Letters to the Editor, August, 2016
By Letters to the Editor @ 8:53 PM :: 5300 Views
  • Rail Ridership Wildly Over Estimated
  • Two election problems that need to be fixed
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
August 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 3099 Views
  1. Hawaii The 2nd-Least Tax-Friendly State in the U.S.
  2. Judge Upholds Gorak for PUC
  3. E-W Center Names New President
  4. GOP Endorses Ostrov in CD1 Special Election
  5. List of Road and Park Closures for Waikiki Eco-Conference
  6. Formby’s First Act: Grab $50M Rail Loan from City
  7. AG subpoenas 13 in Kenoi Case; Five are granted immunity
  8. HPD Cop Saved by Raid on Massage Parlor
  9. Planned Parenthood Teams up With Hawaii Anti-GMO activists
  10. HECO Threw Solar Contract to Failing High-Tech Schemers
  11. Operator of Molokai ferry seeks to shut down service
  12. Syngenta Giving up 847 Acres on Kauai
  13. Feminists Complain Study Makes Hawaii Wymyn Look Like They’re not Victimy Enough
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Friday, August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 4324 Views
  1. Obama to Expand Papahanaumokuakea: OHA gets Co-Trustee’s Cut of the Green
  2. SEC Orders Hawaii to Cease and Desist—State Bond Offerings ‘False and Misleading’
  3. DoI Deadline Approaching for Act 173 Amendment to Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
  4. Rep. Kaniela Ing Pleads "Not Guilty"
  5. Special Election: CD2 Republican Nominee Files to Run as Democrat in CD1
  6. Rail subcontractors revealed: Lots of local companies, but how much overlap?
  7. TOD: City Milks Tower Developer for Everything Except Rail
  8. Hawaii Judge Mulls Legality Of Governor’s PUC Appointment
  9. Another Democrat Openly Endorses Green Party Presidential Candidate
  10. Reforms could ease teacher shortage
  11. Hawaii Doctors may skip new CMS primary-care payment initiative
  12. 5,000 Uber Drivers on Oahu
  13. Hawaii’s Energy Future is Only a Few Rate Hikes Away
  14. Dolphin Swim Ban: How Much Irony Can Eco-Nuts Handle?
  15. Dive Tour Operators Behind Aquarium Collection Ban Now Make Excuses for Dolphin Harassment
  16. Cat Obsessives Kill Birds, Monk Seals
  17. UH Manoa Incubator of Hawaii Politics
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 5620 Views
  1. What OHA Hid from You for 40 Years
  2. VIDEO: Caldwell was Reckless, Its now a Big Mess, and its Costing You
  3. Rail Reshuffle: Mark Garrity named acting director of Department of Transportation Services
  4. Supreme Court to hear Hanalei Boatyard Case
  5. Airbnb Probably Isn’t Driving Rents Up Much, At Least Not Yet
  6. Scheme Hatched to Keep state’s $1 billion surplus from being refunded to taxpayers
  7. Just 2 Lobbyists Have Donated $650k To Hawaii Candidates In The Past 10 Years
  8. Candidate disclosures offer rare glimpse at finances
  9. Council requests temporary halt of rail property takeovers past Middle Street
  10. Call for ethics audit advances
  11. HPD officer accused of assaulting Uber driver
  12. Former DHS fraud investigator sentenced in theft case
  13. Papahanaumokuakea: Mainland Megabucks vs Local Fishermen
  14. Hawaii Progressives have some really weird priorities
  15. HPD Expects $455K in Overtime for Waikiki Eco-Confab
  16. NTSB: El Faro audio includes captain's abandon ship order
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:12 PM :: 3190 Views
  1. 2016 ACT Scores: 85% of Hawaii Students not College-Ready
  2. ERS Saved: Judge Grants Restraining Order Against SB2077
  3. Calling All Cronies: UH Has $50K to Give You
  4. Women’s Equality: Hawaii #1 in USA
  5. Unions Eye $1 Billion as State Ends fiscal year with record  surplus
  6. HGEA: ‘In Discussions to Facilitate Smooth Transition to Kaiser’
  7. Small Business: Caldwell Hikes Property taxes 425%
  8. Promising HPD Expose Devolves into rehash of Domestic Violence and Civil Suits
  9. HPD’s body camera program still under development
  10. Three Law firms hired for Kealoha lawsuit
  11. City considers hiring outside party to audit ethics commission
  12. Soft on Crime: Let Him Out He Does It Again
  13. Will Sanders Supporters Get Behind Closed Primary Push?
  14. Tired of transplants who try to change Hawaii
  15. Papahanaumokuakea: Expansion Will Harm Hawaii’s One Sustainable Business
  16. Green Energy: “Really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves.” 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
August 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 3729 Views
  1. End Caldwell Crony Capitalism
  2. Clean Energy: HECO Breaks Ground on New Diesel Plant
  3. ESSA: DoE Sets More Public Meetings
  4. How Politician Profits from BLNR Lease Assignment
  5. State Hides Oahu Zika Cases—Risking Public to Protect Tourism?
  6. We Don’t Want to Visit Waikiki Because of Caldwell’s Homeless
  7. HPD insists it takes domestic violence seriously, but in some cases its actions say otherwise
  8. Taxpayers forced to Cough up $12M in Green for Waikiki Eco Confab
  9. Finger: Hawaii Democrats Move to Expel Leading Sanders Supporters
  10. TRO: Alika Atay Maui Council Candidate Blocking Fire Ant Eradication Due to Anti-Pesticide Fanaticism
  11. Anti-GMO: Do Five Losers Make a Movement?
  12. Buying Organic Shows You Are a Sucker for Marketing
  13. Swimming with Dolphins--NOAA Takes Aim at Eco Religion—Dive Tour Operators Expected to Freak Out
  14. Regents Give Lassner High Marks
  15. ADB report: Poverty rate high in Marshall Islands
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Monday, August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 3907 Views
  1. Hawaii Foster Grandparent Program Needs Volunteers
  2. Surprise: 20 More Marijuana Dispensary Licenses to be Awarded in October, 2017
  3. Federal Prosecution Only Way to get Rid of Bad HPD Cops
  4. HSTA Calls for Halt as DoE Awards ‘Cool Schools Contracts at Mind-Blowing $78K Per Classroom
  5. Grabauskas did not do this on his own
  6. Council Overrides Caldwell to Give Tax Break to Kakaako Small Businesses
  7. 10,665 Sign up for Section 8 Housing
  8. Can Pueo be Used to Shut Down Affordable Housing Developments in Ewa?
  9. Civil Beat Tries to Blame Longliners for Scallops from Philippines
  10. Anti-Telescope Protest Leader to be Fined $27K for Interfering with Whale Rescue?
  11. Kudos to the Ethically Challenged
  12. Civil Beat: Record Low Voter Turnout Calls for Repetition of Stale Ideas
  13. Will politics get dirty over the issue of a landfill?
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Sunday, August 21, 2016
August 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 PM :: 3610 Views
  1. GEMS as a Target for Raiding?
  2. Nut vs Nut in CD2 Republican Primary -- Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces Winner
  3. Obesity? Hawaii 3rd-Slimmest State
  4. ‘All Natural Wild Harvest’ Scallops Behind Hepatitis Outbreak
  5. HPD Misconduct: 16% of Officers arrested or prosecuted -- one every 5.7 weeks
  6. Impunity Starts at the Top: Caldwell Bought and Paid for by Banksters 
  7. Grabauskas Gone: Last Chance to Save Rail
  8. GE Tax Hike Coming -- Souki to remain House speaker with Unanimous Democrat Support
  9. Homeless chief warns against bypassing rules
  10. Hawaii DoE 1,600 Teachers Short
  11. Four New Councilmembers for Hawaii County
  12. Hawi: Seven Trump Signs Stolen
  13. $4.5M in Green: Waikiki Eco Confab Subsidized by Taxpayers
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 PM :: 3412 Views
  1. Maili Most Stressed Place in Hawaii, Mountain View Least
  2. Honolulu adds hurdles for military families driving for Uber, Lyft
  3. Ninth Circuit Shields Hawaii Open Primaries
  4. HART: Two Down, Caldwell to Go
  5. Maui Hospital: Privatization injunction dissolved
  6. Suspended UPW Prison Guards Sue for Promotions, Lose
  7. Federal ban on Private Prisons Means Illegal Aliens Will be in Federal Penitentiary
  8. Cost of Living: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Lowest in USA
  9. ‘Green’ Energy Initiative to Justify $30B in Rate Hikes
  10. Biofooled: New Diesel Plant Will Provide Excuse for More Rate Hikes 
  11. Maui to Clear out Homeless Tent City at Kanaha Beach Park
  12. Anti-GMO Activist Blames ‘Brainwashed Filipinos, Puerto Ricans and Portuguese’
  13. Kathryn Xian Busted by Undercover Sheriffs in Lyft Sting

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Friday, August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 3316 Views
  1. Djou: Formby Will Further Politicize HART
  2. Regents approve Lassner as UH Manoa interim chancellor
  3. Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation (again)
  4. Homelessness Decrees: Short-Term or Shortsighted?
  5. Statehood Backed by Silent Majority of Hawaiians
  6. 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood
  7. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  8. Caldwell, Formby will Beg Feds to Approve Middle Street Scheme—‘Tough Sell’
  9. Morishige: Emergency Proclamations Allow Government to Act Quickly on Homelessness 
  10. Caldwell to be Saddled with Waimanalo Ditch Just Before Election Day
  11. 1,678 Votes Will Not be Counted: Absentee Ballots Arriving Late at Election Office
  12. Hospital: Time for HGEA to settle with Ige
  13. School Reform: HSTA wants you to believe it’ll be Different This Time
  14. A Decade Later--Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Center Groundbreaking
  15. Harry Kim Job Killer?
  16. Felony? ‘Cancer free’ Kaaihue Offers to Drop out of CD2 Race in Exchange for Inducement
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 5409 Views
  1. Djou: Dismiss the HART CEO Tomorrow; Mayor in November
  2. OHA Funds Voter Sentiment Survey to Help Incumbents
  3. OHA Incumbents: Is 20 Years too Long?
  4. CD1: National Defense PAC endorses Ostrov for Congress
  5. Full Text: 9th Circuit Court Tells DOJ to Back Off in Medical Pot States
  6. Construction 5.9% of Hawaii GDP—#2 in USA
  7. Desperate Defenestration -- to Save Caldwell, Hanabusa Sacrifices Grabauskas
  8. Hawaii State Senate News: Former Drug Dealer’s House Torched--Twice
  9. Energy ‘Green’ -- $8B in Rate Hikes Needed to Help Solar, Wind Schemers
  10. Ethics: Enviros Allowed to Bribe Legislators, Staffers with $900
  11. Papahanaumokuakea: Hawaii Punished for doing the Right Thing
  12. Telescope: What is the Cost of OHA Rent-Seeking?
  13. Hawaii Bureaucrats And The Can’t-Do Spirit
  14. DoBOR made a fool of themselves – Years of Income Lost
  15. Thanks to ACLU, Homeless Pay Cat n Mouse Game instead of Being Forced to Accept Shelter
  16. ESSA: “Administrative Empowerment” 
  17. Civil Beat reporters are too lazy to dig up news
  18. Former member of alleged Hawaii cult threatened as film featuring group debuts
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 PM :: 3148 Views
  1. GE Tax: Audit Shows Tourists pay only 14.1% of Rail Surcharge 
  2. DBEDT Releases 2015 Hawaii Data Book Online
  3. Telescope: Educational Opportunities beat Rent Seeking
  4. Kenoi Copies Kealoha Strategy: Blame the Media for Grand Jury Indictment
  5. Did HECO-NextEra Merger Proponents have Insider Information from PUC?
  6. HD44 Dems: Who’s Trying To Sway Elections Now?
  7. Raises for DoE Execs? BoE Defers Action
  8. Board of Education considering a special performance review of the state’s charter school authorizer
  9. Ige reiterates opposition to LNG
  10. Candidates begin to file for District 1 special election
  11. Mother of Peter Boy now cooperating with investigators
  12. Maui taro farmers prevail in water dispute with state
  13. Local Enviros Aim to Score Megabucks from Waikiki Eco-Funders Conference
  14. Hawaii GOP: How many times does a party have to get skunked to wonder if there needs to be a Plan B?
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:37 PM :: 4332 Views
  1. Akina: Protect Hawaiian Entitlements from OHA Federal Recognition Scheme
  2. Cato: Hawaii Ranks 48th in Freedom, Near Top in Cronyism
  3. Hawaii Obamacare waiver could serve as national blueprint
  4. Closed Primary? 9th Circuit Rebuffs Hawaii Democrats (For Now)
  5. Full Text: 9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Suit
  6. Djou vs The Machine: We Care
  7. Puana Attorney to Police Commission: Too little, too late
  8. With Election Over, DoT Announces New Lanes to Ease Traffic
  9. Two election problems that need to be fixed
  10. CD1: Republican Candidate Shirlene Ostrov files for special election
  11. Hanalei Boatyard: NFIB, Owners Counsel ask Hawaii Supreme Court to Intervene
  12. Hepatitis Traced to Genki Sushi, Frozen Scallops
  13. Maui hospital plan a ‘blueprint’ for Big Isle, Ige says
  14. Democrats Urged to Fight for Patronage Positions at Honolulu Hale
  15. Power Mad Democrats Aim to Grab Last Senate Seat
  16. Hawaii Democrats May Sue Because Somebody Had the Audacity to Defeat ONE of their Incumbents Saturday
  17. Chief Kealoha Conspiracy Theory may Backfire
  18. Motions to dismiss filed in Kenoi theft case
  19. Will Ethics Commission Follow its own Rules?
  20. Hawaiian Electric Wins $80M Rate Hike—Spins it as Money Saver!
  21. Rail: HECO Wants to Soak Taxpayers for ‘Double Redundant System’
  22. Slow #1 -- Government Procurement: HPD Buying Only 80 Tasers Per Year—Needs 500 More
  23. Slow #2 -- 900,000 Gallon Sewage Spill from Animal Quarantine Station--While Waiting for Government Contracting
  24. Slow #3 -- After 64 Years Maui Gets Another Hospital
  25. Slow #4 -- Health Department Hiring — Will The Mosquitoes Wait?
  26. Quick Action! ACLU Nuisance Suit Scores $2300 cash payout for All Money-Grubbing Honolulu Homeless—Millions to be Distributed
  27. Years Later, Molokai Boy raised by Potheads Recovers
  28. Anti-GMO Losers: Every Candidate Trained by Hooser Defeated
  29. Prominent Maui Anti-GMO Activist in Court on Child Molestation Charges
  30. Alleged pimp held in beating is first charged under new law
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Monday, August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:42 PM :: 4049 Views
  1. Runoff: Keli`i Akina Challenging 20-Year OHA Incumbent Haunani Apoliona
  2. Djou: Caldwell badly damaged and we are just getting started
  3. Judiciary Hosts Hawaii’s First Veterans Treatment Court Conference
  4. Hawaii’s ruling political party revels in its control over state
  5. Rail Scheme Exposed: Extend to UH Manoa in Exchange for Another GE Tax Hike
  6. Djou Wins in Kalihi, Waianae
  7. No Telescope Fabrication Until Site is Selected
  8. Surfrider: How Lawyers Aim to Destroy Agriculture in Hawaii
  9. Busted on Long Waits, VA now Denies Claims
  10. Neighborhood battles back against crime
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 5026 Views
  1. Primary Races: Full Statewide Results here
  2. Hawaii Budget: Taxes on the Horizon
  3. The Little Engine that Could?
  4. Thought of One Party Senate Gives Democrats Pause
  5. Democrats Lose Incumbent to ‘Candidate Who Should not have been running as Democrat’
  6. Hawaii Turnout Sets New Record Low – 34.7%
  7. Anti-GMO candidates stumble in Hawaii
  8. Massive Pay raises sought for DOE execs
  9. Crumbling Capitol building Symbolizes State of the State
  10. Ethics: Union Lawsuit May Lead to More Free Golf for Procurement Department
  11. Waikiki Eco-Conference Seen as Opportunity to take more from Fishermen, Hunters, Farmers
  12. Hawaii—2nd Highest Concentration Of EVs Per Capita
  13. Hawaii Cult Leader Sexually Abused Male Followers
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 3801 Views
  1. Primary Election Day Saturday Aug 13—Find Your Polling Place Here
  2. Full Text: State, UPW Reach Maui Hospital Agreement
  3. Papahānaumokuākea: A Model for Everything Wrong in Hawaii Politics
  4. DHS Director Rachael Wong Leaving
  5. Hawaii: How to Quit Paying Union Dues—Legally
  6. Hyatt Worker Says Hotel Ignored Sex Assault by Saudi
  7. Maui: Zika May Have Spread to Local Mosquitoes
  8. Maui Hospital: HGEA Issues Still Open
  9. Primary: Little Drama—Don’t Expect Much Turnover
  10. Many Democrats are running unopposed for Hawaii Legislature
  11. Oahu Turnout Down: 93K Absentee Votes so far
  12. TMT hearings: Two months grinding slowly through dilatory motions as clock ticks
  13. Maui Anti-GMO Activist Jailed on Child Molestation Charges
  14. Government Contracting: Waianae boaters upset as pier goes unrepaired 8 months after collapse
  15. Bill 36: Uber Drivers Must Have Hawaii Drivers Licenses
  16. With Big Eco-Conference Coming, State Finally Agrees to Let City Clear Bums off Prime Ala Moana Real Estate
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Friday, August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 4605 Views
  1. Honolulu Most Expensive in USA--$100 worth only $80
  2. India Parliament: War-Torn Kashmir is Approved as Site for Thirty Meter Telescope
  3. Two Years After Ousting Apple, Lassner forces to Appoint Himself UH Manoa Chancellor
  4. Hawaii: Fewest Malpractice Suits Per Capita
  5. ESAs: How to increase school funding without raising taxes
  6. It was 118 years ago today: Hawaii Becomes US Territory
  7. Kouchi Facing Senate Revolt—Caldwell’s GE Tax Hike Hangs in Balance?
  8. Sweetheart Deal: Lawmakers Ignore Risk to ERS
  9. ‘Running on empty’ — Many bumps and stalls in hospital management transition
  10. Djou Outraises Caldwell 4-to-1
  11. It Pays To Be An Incumbent In The Hawaii Legislature
  12. Council Rides to Rescue: Kakaako Repair Shop Taxed $33K per Year by Caldwell Regime
  13. OHA: Obama Won’t Ignore our Grab for Papahanaumokuakea
  14. State Email Accounts Used by Anti-GMO Activists
  15. Homelessness: Ige Sets Precedent for Rule by Decree
  16. Shelters shift strategy to house homeless more quickly
  17. Lawsuit: Waikiki Hotel Runs After-Hours Massage Parlor for Muslim Prince, Entourage
  18. Child Molesters on Loose in Ewa
  19. Criminal Escapes Justice
  20. Hawaii debates first Time-Of-Use community solar proposal
  21. PZEV Internal Combustion Engines are 9X Cleaner than Filthy, Disgusting Electric Cars
  22. New Owner for Big Island Dairy
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:32 PM :: 4105 Views
  1. Hunting, Farming & Fishing Association backs candidates who “help feed Hawaii”
  2. Ige: Obama Administration Turning ESSA into NCLB
  3. UH community colleges most affordable in the nation
  4. Hawaii Section 8 Waiting List Opening for First Time in Decade
  5. 79,395 Absentee Votes Cast on Oahu
  6. Ige: Telescope Like a Movie I am Watching 
  7. Proof of Hawaii Brain Drain: Hanabusa ‘One of our top public thinkers’
  8. Chief asks to be represented by private attorneys in police misconduct cases
  9. Entrepreneur Flees UH After Trying to fix Bureaucratic Black Hole
  10. Tax Credit Schemers Seek $3M from Taxpayers so they can buy themselves 70 Teslas
  11. Barrel Tax Slush Fund for Green Energy Schemers
  12. The price of democracy; how much does it cost to hold an election?
  13. No Science Behind Papahanaumokuakea
  14. GMOs Lead Fight Against Zika, Ebola And Next Unknown Pandemic
  15. Anti-Solar Protests Begin on Big Island
  16. Can Civil Beat Sink Any Lower?
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 PM :: 3676 Views
  1. Full Text: ERS Files Suit to Stop SB2077 ‘Catastrophe’
  2. The Case for Stopping Rail Dead in its Tracks
  3. TVR in a Ag Condo: Must Your Neighbors Approve?
  4. Ige Appoints Nature Conservancy Employee to BLNR
  5. Attorney: OHA Chair Secretly Supports Telescope
  6. Rail: The Difference is Djou Won’t Raise Taxes
  7. OHA Candidates Trask And Akina Teaming Up
  8. GEMS: State Spends $2.1M to Provide $388K in Loans
  9. Anti-GMO Lawyer Goes to Work for Anti-Geothermal Punatics
  10. Sierra Club Lines its Pockets with Carbon Credits
  11. Judge throws out charges from state's largest gambling case (Again)
  12. 13,000 Gallons: More Caldwell Spills on Waikiki Beaches—Nobody Tells Lifeguards
  13. UH Ed School Still Using Decrepit Buildings in Campaign for More CIP Money
  14. Hawaii’s commercial fishery a good steward of the ocean
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
August 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 4480 Views
  1. How Much Is Enough to Replace the Mayor?
  2. Audit: How Hawaii VA Solar Project Delayed 21 Months
  3. Honolulu Auditor Releases Annual Report
  4. Hawaii Court Orders Online Travel Companies to Pay Rental Car Taxes
  5. $188K Cesspools: EPA Fines State, Counties
  6. Early Voting: 62,000 Votes Already Cast on Oahu
  7. Grabauskas Sacrificial Lamb—Baffled Hanabusa Rants and Raves as Secret 14 Hour Debate Spills out into Public
  8. HECO trying to Milk Rail for More Money
  9. Caldwell’s Bank Job: How To Make $250K In Just Hours A Month!
  10. Nightmare for Honolulu:  Three-Term Mayors
  11. Abercrombie Slams ‘Nowhere’ Ing on Kihei HS
  12. Who Should Control Charter Schools?
  13. Hepatitis A, Zika: Vaccination Confusion And Hiring Delays
  14. FDA Takes Control of E-Cigs
  15. AirBNB ’Committee to Expand the Middle Class’ Gives to Incumbents
  16. State DHS gets federal grant to research paid-leave programs
  17. TV News: How investigative can you be in eight hours?
  18. Biogas: A lot of hot air?
  19. State pension fund finishes fiscal year with a 0.9% loss
  20. Hawaii has nation's highest mortgage closing costs
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Monday, August 8, 2016
August 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 3828 Views
  1. Karma: Tulsi Gabbard’s Cult Eyes $16B US Yoga Market
  2. I Feel Pretty: Gabbard’s looks cost campaign thousands
  3. Caldwell Ethics: Muzzled, Tarnished, Credibility Lost
  4. Kenoi coattails taint Lau
  5. TOD Kalihi: Shipping Containers, Then No Parking
  6. Ex-HPD sergeant pleads guilty to shooting bartender
  7. EV Drivers Caught Using Handicapped Parking Spaces
  8. Civil Beat Deletes Commenter(?)—Then Engages in Petty Bickering
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Sunday, August 7, 2016
August 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 PM :: 5400 Views
  1. Report: OHA Forms Secret Partnership with Homeland Security, FEMA
  2. Aftermath of the Maui Hospital Benefits Veto Override
  3. Caldwell Ducks Debate as Fundraising Fades
  4. State Issuing Fines on City for Sewer Spill and Failure to Maintain Infrastructure
  5. Fishery Council Asks for Transparent Analysis of Proposed Marine Monument Expansion
  6. Office of Elections Still Seeking Primary Day Poll Workers
  7. Rep Ing Under Arrest—Hammered for Absenteeism, Lying, Mishandling of Funds
  8. Death of Big Money:  Will Caldwell go the Way of Abercrombie?
  9. Rail projects in other major cities are dealing with similar budget woes
  10. 20 Honolulu Charter proposals Will be on Ballot
  11. Star-Adv: LNG Should Still be Considered
  12. Layoffs, “voluntary” buyouts hit Honolulu’s daily newspaper
  13. Next Step: Oceanfront Homeless Shelter Eases Rules
  14. Umi Street families to be displaced for months during cleanup, asbestos testing
  15. Voting preps underway ahead of Primary; volunteers still needed
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Saturday, August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 5369 Views
  1. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  2. Occupational Licensing: Hawaii Most Burdensome Requirements in USA
  3. UH Law Prof: White Milk is Racist Food Oppression
  4. Hawaii Seed Crop Worth $151M—Up 7%
  5. Maui’s long waiting list for water
  6. 9th Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Hawaii Gay Marriage Law
  7. Republican Candidate for Ewa’s Senate Seat Demands Change
  8. Feds to Hit Corrupt Hawaii Democratic Party with ‘Biggest Fine Ever’
  9. Sewage Spill Bringing Stiff Fine: State Orders Caldwell to Change Ways
  10. Star-Adv: Police Commission Needs to Act on Kealoha
  11. Telescope: Next Hearing August 12
  12. Dozens pack the Hilo YMCA for TMT hearing
  13. Zika Fears Drive Tourists to Choose Hawaii
  14. Scary News: Farrington HS to be Model for DoE Maintenance Programs
  15. Papahanaumokuakea: Environmentalists excuse to cripple Navy operations
  16. Travel websites ordered to pay Hawaii taxes on car rentals
  17. Act 202: $3M Per Year State Giveaway to Biofuel Producers
  18. Securitas officers plead guilty to theft at Honolulu airport
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Friday, August 5, 2016
August 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:38 PM :: 3679 Views
  1. Hawaii: 41% of Children Dependent on Government
  2. 53% – Hawaii Headed in Wrong Direction
  3. UPW Delays Destroying Maui Memorial Hospital
  4. Optimistic that hospital settlement is within reach
  5. Telescope Time Running Out: Flurry of Motions, Then Wait til October
  6. Tax Hikes Will Never be Enough to Pay for State DoT
  7. Djou: HPD needs to get a handle on officer misconduct
  8. How Kirk Caldwell Blew Through $500K In Just 29 Days
  9. Prominent Democrat Donors Give to Djou
  10. Public-Private Partnerships And Their Potential For Rail
  11. Rail Sinkhole is Developing Sinkholes in Ewa
  12. OHA Chair Claims Papahanaumokuakea Has Nothing to do with Money, LOL!
  13. Eco-Lawyers Push Federal takeover of Hawaii Agriculture
  14. Earthjustice has a great little scam going
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Thursday, August 4, 2016
August 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 4321 Views
  1. Fundrace: Djou Beats Caldwell 3-1
  2. Latest Poll on Hawaii Island Shows 2-1 Margin in Support for TMT Construction
  3. Hawaii: $100 Worth only $85.62
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Primary Voter Guide
  5. Honolulu Green Light-Red Light Ratio Designed to Jam Up Traffic
  6. Why it’s so expensive to cool Hawaii’s schools
  7. Hawaii School System Quality Ranks 42nd
  8. US News Ranks Best Hospitals in Hawaii
  9. Hawaii Scores B+ for Laws That Help Expecting and New Parents
  10. Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee Meets for First Time
  11. DLNR Initiates Public Comment Period to Post One Sign at Marina
  12. Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
  13. Senatorial Candidates John Carroll and Makani Christensen Challenge Senator Brian Schatz to Debate
  14. Moody’s Hawaiian Electric Downgrade due to “unpredictable and highly political regulatory environment”
  15. Civil Beat Poll: How to Trick Voters into Supporting GE Tax Hike 
  16. Money: Civil Beat Co-Founder NOT Behind Anti-GMO Candidate
  17. Unconsummated hospital deal costs Kaiser $40M
  18. New police commissioner wants board to investigate embattled police chief
  19. City, State Still Talking About Removing Bums from Prime Walkway Between Waikiki and Ala Moana Mall
  20. Oahu Opening New Oceanfront Homeless Shelter at Kakaako
  21. Sanders Hawaii Leader: Vote for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein
  22. Hawaii Co Council Tries to Outfox Anti-Styrofoam Obsessives
  23. UH Manoa professor arrested on child porn charges
  24. Honolulu Airport bribery probe nets 3 guilty pleas
  25. Job Cuts Loom At The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  26. Kauai Retaliation News: Assistant chief files injunction
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
August 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 3783 Views
  1. Caldwell Hammered on Bank Job, Lack of Ethics
  2. Will Olympic Visitors Bring Zika Back With Them?
  3. TOU Pricing: A Cool New Way to Raise Your Electric Rates
  4. Honolulu Ethics Commission Appoints New Director
  5. Hawaiian Electric Begins Peddling Batteries
  6. Elderly 45.8% More Likely to Suffer Traffic Fatality
  7. Hawaii Offshore Windfarms An Expensive ‘Political Agenda’
  8. CD1 Special Election Set for General Election Day
  9. Truth and Transparency Lacking at OHA
  10. Poll: Djou Ahead 42-33
  11. Money: OHA Cronies Demand Control of Papahanaumokuakea
  12. Caldwell Continues to Protect Chief Kealoha from FBI
  13. Computerization Opened Door to Cash Theft in Parks and Rec Dept
  14. Djou: Build Up in Urban Honolulu
  15. TOD Tax to Pay for Rail?
  16. Rap Back: Even Former Gun Owners Will be Included in Database
  17. Education: ESSA Forums Hit Big Island
  18. New charter schools’ authorizers sought
  19. Kapiolani Park Homeless threaten Journalist
  20. Stabbing suspect linked to previous incidents of road rage, pepper spray
  21. Big Island Windfarm Will Kill Endangered Bats and Birds
  22. Transportation Bill Decision
  23. Lawsuit: Kauai Marijuana Dispensary Funded With Stolen Money
  24. Believe in Sea Level Rise? Sell Now and Flee!
  25. Gabbard Slams Religious Bigotry in Clinton Camp
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 4703 Views
  1. Feds Contradict Caldwell: Hawaii Veteran Homelessness Only Down 3%
  2. Hawaii Medicare: 50% of Payments to be on Incentive Plan
  3. Why are more Micronesians coming to Hawaii?
  4. OHA Violates Trust Responsibility to Native Hawaiians
  5. If We Can’t Have it Nobody Will: More Delays as UPW, HGEA Work to Destroy Maui Memorial
  6. Kaiser Losing $500K a Week Waiting for UPW, Governor 
  7. Ige Doubles Down on Transportation Tax Blackmail
  8. Caldwell Boots Ethics Out the Door
  9. Rail: Caldwell Throws Out Option after Option until only Tax Hikes are Left
  10. Businesses blame Ridiculous, Irresponsible Years–Long Failure for Iwilei flooding
  11. Banks Pay Caldwell More Than City Does
  12. GEMS: Your Tax Dollars Shift to Corporations
  13. DoE Far Short of cooling a thousand classrooms
  14. Soft on Crime: Freeway stabbing suspect has previous felony conviction, pending cases
  15. Great News: 526 More Convicts may be Liberated from Expensive, Corrupt UPW-Controlled Prisons
  16. Death to Tourism: Zika Hits Miami, Visitors Cancel in Droves
  17. Barrons: Hawaii Only Place Anybody is Talking About Solar Battery Storage
  18. Hokulea Arrives at Nova Scotia Home Port of Hawaii Superferry
  19. Ilagan Gets More Contributions from SD2 than Anti-GMO Ruderman
  20. The Problem with Hawaii is Obscene Anti-GMO Activists Who Move Here from the Mainland
  21. Same-Day Voter Registration Available at Walk-In Voting Locations
  22. Who Can Fire Police Chief?  Case Heading for Supreme Court
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Monday, August 1, 2016
August 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 3681 Views
  1. Walk-in Voting Begins Monday Aug 1
  2. On Rail, Caldwell Stonewalls Council, Legislature, and Feds
  3. A Dream and a Vision
  4. 1853 Hawaiian Mission to Marquesan Cannibals
  5. Papahānaumokuākea Expansion Public Meetings
  6. ‘Pretend School’ – 625 Teacher Vacancies Statewide
  7. Tighten Rail’s Leash
  8. Most Homelessness Money Goes to People on Verge
  9. High Cost of UPW Prisons Behind State’s Soft on Crime Approach
  10. Caldwell’s Sewage Incompetence
  11. Dying To Cross The Street In Honolulu
  12. Petroleum supplier wants to deliver clean energy
  13. Solar Dirty Energy Complain Waianae neighbors
  14. Public Hearing: Big Island Windfarm Wants to Kill Endangered Species for 20 Years 
  15. Want a Copy of the Constitution? Now, That’s Controversial!
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