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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:54 PM :: 4338 Views
  1. Nai Aupuni Candidate List Released
  2. No Public Hearings Set for Federal Hawaiian Indian Tribe Rules
  3. Indian Tribe for Hawaii? Grassroot Challenges Interior's End Run Around Congress
  4. Full Text: OHA, DHHL, Politicians Comment on Proposed Federal Indian Tribe Rule
  5. VIDEO: OHA Crying Over Mauna Kea Rent Money
  6. GAO: Jones Act Ships Drive up Cost of US Food Aid
  7. Online Travel Companies Pay $53.1M Hawaii Tax Judgment
  8. Hawaii AG on Reapportionment: We Want to Count Everybody--But only in Texas
  9. Panos: Why Rail Projects Don't Get Stopped
  10. Hilo: Testimony Runs 10-1 Against NextEra
  11. Many Hawaiians Angered as Feds Ignore Testimony Against Fake Indian Tribe
  12. Even Supporters Admit 'Aha is All About Federal Recognition
  13. Hawaii PUC ruling cuts off federal subsidies to Criminal Hee's Company
  14. HMSA 50% Obamacare Rate hike is #1 in USA
  15. Anti-GMO Activists, Anti-Telescope Activists, Kauai Democrats Team up to Train Candidates
  16. Mauna Kea: Not A Sacred Place, But A Precious Resource
  17. Carlisle: Court Will Soon Let Lawyers Work for Weed
  18. Why Can’t the State Make Developers Keep Their Promises?
  19. Former DOE official sues department--Claims She Was Fired for Supporting Ige
  20. NextEra faces opposition on the Big Island
  21. Homeless Manslaughter and Mayhem
  22. Statewide Pesticide Sales
  23. Faculty salaries at Hawaii colleges and universities
  24. IHS program helps 550 people on the verge of losing housing
  25. It begins: Product laced with marijuana extract sickens several teens
  26. Former Honolulu police officer gets 4-year probation
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 3994 Views
  1. Feds Demand their Money Back from Dysfunctional Hawaii Medicaid Fraud Unit
  2. Attorneys Evaluate Hawaii Obamacare Waiver Proposal
  3. Electric Rates: Hawaii 90% Higher Than #2 State
  4. Economic Growth? Honolulu Ranks 428th
  5. HTA: Visitor Arrivals Set New Record in August
  6. Hawaii 6th Worst Sinkhole State--Out-dated accounting policies blamed
  7. 10 things Hawaii Can Do So That Everyone Gets Richer
  8. Hawaii DoE Pledges to 'Reset Career Education'
  9. Video: Democrats Breaking the Mold (with Rep. Sharon Har)
  10. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Protections for 49 Species in Hawaii
  11. Kaneohe Base commander told 'God bless' sign can stay
  12. Caldwell Campaign Strategy: Blame HART
  13. OHA Grabs for Pohakuloa Lease Money
  14. Military Spending Down $500M -- 9.9% of Hawaii GDP
  15. 69% Support “God bless the military” sign on the grounds of Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe
  16. Commission Tightens standards for charter schools
  17. Honolulu Charter Commission--a Chance for Police Reform
  18. DelaCruz Writes "Genealogy of Energy Development in Hawaii" for NextEra 
  19. Arakawa Kokua Fund Scrutinized, Legal 
  20. Online Petition Targets 5th Principal This Year
  21. Sex Offender Program Claims 2% Recidivism 
  22. HPD finally done with internal investigation into Sgt. involved in violent video
  23. Sweeps Forcing More Homeless People to Finally Accept Shelter
  24. ​Free Clinic Waikiki Health Experiences 'Explosive Growth'
  25. Hawaii Supreme Court drafting proposal to amend legal ethics for 'medical' marijuana
  26. Communists Run Another Bumpy Kanahele Fluff Piece
  27. Honolulu Tunnels, Roads, Schools, Piers Falling Apart
  28. DLNR Plans More Aerial Shooting of Pigs, Goats, and Sheep
  29. Less Smoke, More Complainers
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Monday, September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 3310 Views
  1. Tulsi Gabbard to be Republican Cabinet Appointee?
  2. Blue Planet, Skai Ventures Grab for Marijuana Licenses
  3. Feds to Cut off Funds: Hawaii DoH Fails to Spend $33M Federal Water Grants, Illegally Pools Money with DoT
  4. Study: Hawaii Is the 6th Worst State for Teachers
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 28, 2015
  6. GMOs Not the Ugly Monster We Thought
  7. Sweeps Force 90 Homeless to Accept Shelter
  8. ACLU Upset Because City Does not Return Feces and Used Syringes to Homeless
  9. It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter
  10. STARS Supports Families of Crime Victims
  11. Three More Inmates Escape Over Weekend
  12. Solar Applicants Race to Beat Net Energy Metering Decision
  13. Once a Hedge Fund Favorite, SunEdison Has a Long Climb Out of Its Current Hole
  14. Regulations Force family business to shut 98 years after start
  15. Event unites kin of heroes killed on military duty
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Sunday, September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 6047 Views
  1. UH Scientists: Pacific Sea Levels DROP, Causing Massive Coral Die off
  2. Captive Insurance: The Clean Version
  3. Public Comment Period Opens for 1st & 3rd Circuit Judicial Nominees
  4. Hawaii AG Launches Charity Solicitor Database
  5. Alaska Rep Young Files Bill to Prevent Presidential Marine Monument Designations
  6. Al Hee Gave Stolen Money to Hawaii Congressmen, Senators
  7. Al Hee paid $6000 'Consulting Fee' to masseuse Diane Doll
  8. Politics plays important role in Kaiser's moves on Maui
  9. Caldwell: My Sudden Interest in HART Budget is Aimed at Council Tax Hike Vote
  10. Business Roundtable: DoE Should Stay the Course on Testing
  11. OHA's NHLC Lawsuit Against Pohakuloa Military Training Lease Goes to Trial
  12. San Francisco Develops $100K Toilets to Keep the Homeless Comfy on the Streets
  13. Cash, Tax Credits Buy More Affordable Housing
  14. No sharing, no caring with sewage, ethics on the line
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
September 26, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 4150 Views
  1. Kaka‘ako enforcement continues next week
  2. Honolulu Police, Parents Discuss 'Drug Proofing Your Kids'
  3. Hee Crony Loses Support of other Kamehameha Schools trustees
  4. FTA Helping HART Squeeze More Rail Tax Money out of Legislature
  5. Pretending to be Frugal, HART Board Again Delays Ansaldo Delay Claim
  6. Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Input on Whether to Let Lawyers Sell Weed
  7. More Marijuana Cronies Come out of Woodwork
  8. New Mental Hospital Needed Because of Homeless
  9. Kauai Homeless Camp clearing
  10. Anaergia charges HECO and MECO with "unlawful and wrongful behavior" after $0.26 per KWH rejected
  11. Not very tax friendly
  12. Hawaii retirement health care is a bargain
  13. Enviros Ask Court to Kill Off Hawaii Tuna Fleet
  14. UH Manoa Researchers Predict Sharp Drops in Sea Level Next Year
  15. BLNR approves Turtle Bay Development deal
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Friday, September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 4111 Views
  1. We Hawaiians need to quit feeling sorry for ourselves
  2. Caldwell, Hanabusa: HART Will Need More from Legislature
  3. Al Hee’s Campaign Contributions—Money Stolen from Native Hawaiians
  4. Mazie Hirono, Bernie Sanders Denounce Obamacare Cadillac Tax
  5. VIDEO: Free Market Solutions to Homelessness and Affordable Housing
  6. Study: Hawaii Hispanics 7th Most Assimilated
  7. Study: Hawaii #1 for Minority-Owned Firms
  8. Smart Growth Policies Worsened Hawaii Housing Crash
  9. Hawaii Apportionment Plaintiffs to Supreme Court: ‘Count Everyone’
  10. Hawaii GOP: Proud to be an American
  11. UHERO: Tourism, Construction Lead Economy
  12. Tropical Storm Niala Forms off Big Island
  13. Carlisle, Louie: Let Lawyers Work for Weed
  14. Marijuana: Many, many applications and very few licenses
  15. 6,700 Plants Confiscated: Big Island Police Use Medicated Marijuana Registry to Find Grow-Ops
  16. Homeless Leave hypodermic needles, possible chemicals, and 'biological things'
  17. Medicare Cuts Punch $838M Hole in Hawaii Hospital Revenue
  18. Hawaii is underserving its 12,000 youths who suffer from mental illness
  19. Two more tents are removed from Mauna Kea
  20. $75,000 tax exemption to rent to Section 8 tenants
  21. Public Utilities Commission asked to Investigate Different Utility Models
  22. Soft on Crime: 57 Priors, Out Two Weeks, Allegedly Does it Again
  23. Roads Full of Potholes-- Even the new ones
  24. Kauai Fields Far from Schools
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 3308 Views
  1. Everyone’s talking about how Hillary Clinton ignited the birther movement
  2. Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
  3. Kaiser Selected to Operate Maui Memorial Hospital
  4. Tsutsui: Ige Should Consider Halting Maui Hospital Negotiations
  5. Kiplinger: Hawaii 4th Least Tax Friendly State
  6. Kakaako: 126 Needles Found in Homeless Clean-Up
  7. Legislative Incompetence: Banks, Lawyers, and Marijuana
  8. Mauna Kea: More Empty Talk from OHA?
  9. Matson pledging not to scrap ships in South Asia
  10. Chief Justice Seeks Public Comment on Judicial Nominees
  11. Public Comments Invited on Project to Erect Wall Around Ala Wai Canal
  12. KIUC Offers Daytime Electric Discount--25% Off
  13. DBEDT: State Was Opposed to First NextEra Application, Undecided on Second
  14. 17 Years Too Late: Soon-to-be-ousted KSBE Trustee Claims Sandwich Isles will Finally Get Around to Keeping Promise to DHHL
  15. Feds, Danner Sisters Staging Phony 'Listening Session' to make Indian Tribe Look Good 
  16. Akina: Hawaiians Are an ‘Inclusive People’
  17. Ige Admin Working on Inventory of all State Land
  18. Omidyar Rag: Lawyers Must be Freed to do Weed, Gil Keith-Agaran Agrees
  19. Two Groups Quit Dispensary Process After Lawyers Barred
  20. Joe Souki wants Hawaii lawmakers to scrutinize fantasy sports betting
  21. HPD Ignores ‘Toothless’ Police Commission in Use of Force Case
  22. Maui: Homeless Steal Drugs, are Mentally Ill and Infected with Diseases
  23. Are Hawaii Nursing Home Clients Coerced Into Arbitration Agreements?
  24. Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Against Kyo-Ya Shoreline Exemption
  25. Cool Our Keiki Rallies Planned
  26. New Chinese Sub Could Nuke US Mainland from Hawaii
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 3619 Views
  1. Hawaii Supreme Court: Political Cronies Who are also Lawyers will be Iced Out of Marijuana Goldrush
  2. Will Jones Act Lobby Sink Puerto Rico to Save Itself?
  3. VIDEO: How Surfing the Nations Transformed Downtown Wahiawa
  4. UH: Telescope legal costs over $2.2M
  5. No Ho'oponopono for Telescope Protesters
  6. PUC Dysfunctional: Henry Curtis Debunks Civil Beat
  7. Judge Rejects ACLU Effort to Keep the Homeless out of Shelters
  8. City Finds More than 100 Needles While Removing Trash from Kakaako Homeless Camp
  9. Campaign spending filing targets PRP
  10. Rail Plan to Eliminate More Lanes: "Streets are not for cars"
  11. Hawaii's charter schools face new contract renewal criteria
  12. Anti-GMO Activists Harass UH Professors
  13. Developer Stiffs DLNR, Keeps Getting Extensions
  14. Meth Dealer Admits She was Lying About Prosecutor 
  15. More than 100 vacancies in Honolulu parks department
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 4472 Views
  1. Hawaii's Largest Windfarm Developer Investigated for Self-Dealing
  2. DoH Releases Master Plan for Mental Hospital
  3. Was The Hawaiian Kingdom Race-Based?
  4. 'Natural' Supplements Sold in Hawaii Recalled -- 'Could be Lethal'
  5. Honolulu Charter Commission Seeks Proposals
  6. Marijuana Dispensary Licenses: An Unregulated Lobbying Cronyfest
  7. Hee Crony Lining Her Own Pockets at KSBE
  8. Nai Aupuni Violates its own Rules to Get Aha Candidates Registered
  9. TMT protest enters new phase
  10. Ernie Martin close to missing his chance to run for mayor
  11. City was warned in 2010 of rail’s costs
  12. TRO against Honolulu’s homeless sweeps would leave the City without an alternate plan
  13. Another $26M to be Wasted on Obamacare Connector
  14. UH Cancer Center Can't Get its Act Together
  15. Treating homeless patients costs Queen's Medical Center millions
  16. Private and public sector officials talk solutions to Hawaii homelessness
  17. Can Churches Help Hawaii’s Homeless?
  18. Does rule protecting Kauai endangered birds jeopardize students’ health?
  19. Touring the Kauai Seed Fields
  20. Hanalei, Koloa Schools Top Kauai Assessment Results
  21. Hot classrooms prompt DOE to rethink starting school year in July
  22. Molokai Speaks up Against NextEra
  23. Plan looks to turn Lake Wilson into energy producer
  24. Pete Hoffman announces Hawaii County mayoral bid
  25. Maui cop charged for flashing
  26. Economist to speak at Friday event

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Monday, September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 3749 Views
  1. Nai Aupuni: We are Legal Because we are Organizing an Indian Tribe
  2. DLNR Removes Telescope Protest Tent
  3. Hawaii's Poor, Middle Class Among Most Overtaxed in US
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 21, 2015
  5. Feds Coming for 14th Annual CNHA Confab
  6. Sovereignty Activists Running for 'Aha to Block Indian Tribe
  7. Telescope: OHA to Grab for More Ceded Lands Money at Legislature
  8. OHA Power Struggle--Akana, Hulu Lindsey Ousted
  9. Iwase Pushes the PUC
  10. Boulder Colorado Municipalizing Shareholder-Owned Utility Which Dared to Oppose Rooftop Solar
  11. How Do Kids Feel About Being Homeless? We Asked Them
  12. Multiple Convictions--Back at Work Driving Cab
  13. City 'Abandons' Taxi Complaints
  14. Dead in the Water
  15. Scott Walker drops out of '16 race, has harsh words for Trump
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Sunday, September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 4286 Views
  1. Petition: Hawaiians Protest Na'i Aupuni
  2. Feds Rate Hawaii Health Insurance Plans
  3. Can We Save the EITC by Making the Form Tougher?
  4. Soft on Crime: Convicted Felon Threatens Armed Action Against Telescope
  5. TMT still shooting for 2024 completion Work continues on mirror, other telescope features
  6. 'Build rail better' devolves into just build rail somehow
  7. Rail Wastes Another $100M
  8. Olds’ bid to remain trustee splits Kamehameha Schools
  9. Shapiro: Hawaii Global Warmers a Bunch of Phonies 
  10. Windfarm Request to kill more bats, nene pending
  11. Tightening the screws on Procurement
  12. HMSA, state seek price transparency on medical services
  13. Homeless “just doesn’t want to deal with the bills”
  14. Taxi contract lacks bidding competition
  15. Oakland: Hawaii needs to decide if state should support Children and Youth Day events
  16. Ethics Commission helping DOE bring school-related travel into compliance
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Saturday, September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 6182 Views
  1. Guam: Busted Again, Sex Offender Resigns as Rep Bordallo's Chief of Staff
  2. Courtroom Showdown: Hee Crony to be Ousted from KSBE Board of Trustees?
  3. Fake Indian Tribe Aha--Court Hearing October 20
  4. How Executive Branch Lobbying is Exempted from Ethics Rules
  5. NextEra, HEI recruit boosters
  6. Feds: Rooftop Solar is Useless, Hawaii Needs More Windfarms, Industrial Solar
  7. Arakawa: Maui Electric Co-op?  Muni? Report Due in October 
  8. UH president discusses building on school’s scientific strengths
  9. Mental Health Plan: No Psychiatrists and No Money to Pay Doctors
  10. Next phases of Kakaako enforcement to take place Monday and Tuesday
  11. 100 Homeless Vanish into Thin Air
  12. Retired police major arrested again for negligent homicide
  13. Hawaii Population up 1.1% to 1,419,561
  14. Criminal Defense Lawyer Happy: Appeals Court Finds Way to Reverse Murder Conviction
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Friday, September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:19 PM :: 3641 Views
  1. Telescope Protesters Agree to Remove Tent from Mountain
  2. Report Finds Hawaii’s Obamacare Exchange Wasted At Least $11 Million
  3. US Navy, Coast Guard Sinking Under Weight of US Shipbuilders
  4. Federal Funds for Road Building? Hawaii Dead Last
  5. 'Smart Growth' Causes Hawaii Losses in Affordable Housing
  6. Economic Freedom of the World: US Ranks 16th
  7. TMT controversy Could Cost Big Island $30M/Year and 275 Jobs
  8. KIUC on Track for 50% Renewable
  9. DoE: Some Schools 90% Proficient--Others 0%
  10. Pay Scale: Real estate brokers and lifeguards are No. 1 in Hawaii
  11. Gifts Given to Honolulu Officials Remain Under Wraps
  12. Anti-Dairy Protesters Make Fools of Themselves Again
  13. 5 million gallon oil plume beneath Pearl Harbor
  14. Hawaii’s uninsured population on decline, Census Bureau finds
  15. Hawaii one of only Three States With Increasing Prison Population
  16. Star-Adv: Caldwell Homeless Plan Similar to Seattle Tent City Nightmare
  17. "Seriously disturbed and dangerous" homeless people roaming Wailuku
  18. City sweeps second area in Kakaako Makai After More Homeless Refuse Shelter
  19. Honolulu Plans Modular Housing for Homeless in Waianae (Almost oceanfront)
  20. Lawsuit alleging misconduct in Maui’s Liquor Control Dept. returns to court
  21. Breene Harimoto: "I Tell Everyone I Will Be Back"
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 4108 Views
  1. OHA’s Mauna Kea Payoff
  2. ACLU Sues Honolulu in Bid to Keep Homeless out of Shelters
  3. Report: Challenges Facing Hawaii 40 Years After the Prepaid Health Care Act
  4. Hawaii tsunami watch after 8.3 Temblor in Chile
  5. The Supreme Court’s ‘One Person, One Vote’ Case
  6. Worthless Hawaii County Council Rejects Kenoi Reprimand 7-1
  7. Perhaps profits went to Hee’s massage therapist
  8. AG, Ethics Questions About LoPresti's 'Cool Schools' Fundraising
  9. Hawaii's energy chief, governor mum on stance towards NextEra-HECO sale
  10. WaPo on Kauai: Why storing solar energy and using it at night is closer than you think
  11. Hawaii Senators Provide Key Votes for Obama's Nuke Iran Plan
  12. BoE, DoE Squabble over Ige's 10% Budget Restriction
  13. Pearl City Regrets Rail Support
  14. Isles have highest median housing costs, census data show
  15. Kaneshiro Proposes Homeless Court
  16. DLNR to protesters: Remove the camp
  17. 'Bi-Polar' Anti-Telescope Protester Arrested for Breaking into Car on Mountain 
  18. Anti-Dairy Farm Protesters Funded by Tourism Industry deliver petition to Ige
  19. Shipping containers taking shape as transitional housing
  20. Hawaii Deserves Better than Anti-GMO Nonsense
  21. Are Pono Choices pono?
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 5362 Views
  1. DoE Releases First Common Core Test Results
  2. Full Text: Hawaii AG Supports Vermont GMO Labeling Law
  3. Study: Hawaii Ranks 4th in Safer Sex
  4. Increased marijuana, heroin use contribute to highest reported illicit drug use in more than a decade
  5. Conference to discuss development opportunities, environmental issues along rail line
  6. Hawaii Hits Residents with Wave of New Bans
  7. NextEra? Iwase Laughs in Schatz' Face
  8. Higher Costs and More Delays on the Way for Honolulu Rail
  9. Yet Another Fundraiser for Caldwell
  10. OHA Flunkey Running for Aha from Kauai--Guaranteed vote for Federal Recognition
  11. Hawaii's Phony '100% Renewable' Law could allow the use of up to 50 percent fossil fuels three decades from now
  12. NextEra Holding on for $90M?
  13. Bloody Windmills not so ‘clean’
  14. Anti-sugar-farming views represent effort to instill fear in community
  15. Will Anti-GMO Lunatics Make Hawaii a Model for the rest of USA?
  16. Caldwell Admin Still Can't Get Sewage Spill Story Right
  17. Sit-Lie Pushes 246 Bums to Finally Accept Shelter
  18. Lawyers, Civil Rights Commission Unveil Groovy New Plan to Sue Homeless Shelters
  19. State IDs New Oceanfront Homeless Shelter Site
  20. Employee: State Hospital downplayed assault by violent patient
  21. Have your say on Kakaako Makai
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 5283 Views
  1. Video: Why are there so few doctors in Hawaii?
  2. Planned Parenthood Baby Parts: “Everything we provide is fresh”
  3. Illegal Immigration Demographics in Hawaii
  4. ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
  5. Recession Recovery? Honolulu Ranks 59th
  6. Livable? Honolulu 37th
  7. Sexually Active High Schoolers Without Birth Control—Hawaii Ranks 7th
  8. Study: Hawaii #1 in Hedonism and Depression
  9. GOP Boots HIRA Leader
  10. Schatz Backs NextEra After Receiving Campaign Cash
  11. Sen DelaCruz Comes up with Cool New Way to Score NextEra Money Without Reporting it
  12. NextEra Burns $21M Buying Favor in Hawaii
  13. Hawaii employers share a heavy burden of rising health care costs, study shows
  14. First World Anti-GMO Activists Can't Face Third World Realities
  15. Intelligent people to Discuss What to do with Anti-GMO Idiots
  16. Common anti-GMO Narcissists
  17. Global Warmers Try to Have it Both Ways
  18. Anti-Telescope Ahu Knocked Down Last Month Nobody Noticed til Now
  19. College graduation rates in Hawaii fall behind national average
  20. State crews resume cleanup of homeless encampments
  21. Honolulu Police Officer Sued For Killing Mentally Ill Man
  22. Dope Activist Busted for Selling Drugs (again)
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Monday, September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:24 PM :: 3291 Views
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 14, 2015
  2. UH Manoa Comes up with new Scheme to Waste $300M on Nothing
  3. Recycling Wastes $1.2M/Year in Honolulu
  4. More to Waste: Hawaii tax revenues jump 17% in first two fiscal months
  5. A Year After Sit-Lie--Predatory Bums out of Waikiki and No Lawsuit
  6. Can Rapid Rehousing Get Homeless Families off Street
  7. Poverty and Hazardous Waste Go Together
  8. Killing Nene, Hoary Bats--A High Price for Energy
  9. LNG Secrets: 9200 Pages Turned over by HEI, NextEra
  10. State Stops Posting Care Home Inspection Reports Online
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
September 13, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 4737 Views
  1. FULL TEXT: Hawaii DoT v Ciber 
  2. Kahuku Windfarm Batteries Fail Before They Are Installed 
  3. New Federal Overtime Proposal Affects 45% of Salaried Hawaii Workers 
  4. Attorney Timothy Sutton Takes the Helm of Senate Minority Research 
  5. Tax Cheat Al Hee Ripped off Native Hawaiians, Could Get Boot from Hawaiian Homelands 
  6. Rail’s changing course on design plans means up to $100M wasted funds
  7. Complaints reveal the grip developers have on Council
  8. Star-Adv: Ige Shows Lack of Leadership on Mauna Kea 
  9. Big Q: How should the state be handling the Mauna Kea / TMT situation? 
  10. Danner Desperately Tries to Coopt Mauna Kea for Fake Indian Tribe 
  11. Procedural Intrigue in HECO-NextEra Merger Deal 
  12. Mainland cities tapped for homeless tips 
  13. Hawaii County Now Hiring Dopers 
  14. Ewa Beach community holds ‘fan drive,’ as more ACs installed in Campbell High classrooms 
  15. Another Tech Debacle: City may have to scrap costly high-tech parking meters 
  16. Cemetery Unlicensed for 20 Years
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Saturday, September 12, 2015
September 12, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:27 PM :: 4059 Views
  1. Hawaii Learning Pitfalls of renewable energy
  2. Evenwel v Abbott Could Affect Hawaii Reapportionment
  3. Sen Ted Cruz Backs Airline Deregulation for American Samoa
  4. Report: Meth use among older Hawaii adults nearly doubles
  5. Obamacare Waiver: Ige Plans Statewide Hearings
  6. DoE Outlines Heat abatement program at public schools
  7. Remembering September 11 Attack
  8. Strengthen government ethics rules
  9. Solar has a Carbon Footprint
  10. Activists Promote Gay Sex Ed to Trans-Form Kids
  11. New Way to Cover Up Hawaii's Affordability Crisis
  12. Flag flap in Kapolei neighborhood
  13. Electric Car Not Quite Enough for Kauai Driving
  14. Medical Marijuana Advocate Busted Allegedly Selling Drugs--Again
  15. Solar Schemers a No-Show for their own Community Meeting
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Friday, September 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 4183 Views
  1. Who is running for the 'Aha? Candidate List Secret until too late
  2. Media Monopoly Grabs for Tourism Market
  3. Hawaii: $10,137 State, Local Bond Debt Per Capita
  4. Keli'i Akina: Silent Majority of Native Hawaiians Reject 'Aha
  5. AG Chin Takes on Kenoi, Ciber, Legislators 
  6. Honolulu Rail Contractor Entertains Rail Consultant Who Oversees Him
  7. A wrong that is entrenched is unlikely to be made right
  8. Lanai ILWU Backs NextEra Merger
  9. NextEra: HEI is not Local
  10. Council to consider toothless resolution reprimanding Kenoi
  11. 200 Criminals Run Chop Shops under airport viaduct
  12. Mauna Kea: DLNR vs OHA
  13. Protesters Expect to be Double-Crossed by OHA
  14. McKinley HS Students, Faculty, Alumni Reject Rename Demand
  15. Parents, keiki rally for cooler classrooms in light of record-breaking heat
  16. How Honolulu paychecks stack up
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 3726 Views
  1. Permission to Work in Hawaii?
  2. Fake Indian Tribe Coopting Aloha `Aina March?
  3. Gabbard vs Clinton: Tulsi Demands More Presidential Debates
  4. Hawaii 4th Best State to Have a Baby
  5. Drug Proofing Your Kids
  6. Rail Builds Four Miles, First Car Shipped from Italy
  7. VIDEO: Eight Arrested on Mauna Kea
  8. NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Clear Another Hurdle
  9. The Anti-GMO Club is a Danger to Native Hawaiian Forests
  10. Where did our interisland ferry go?
  11. 'Smart911' Gives Your Profile to Emergency Responders
  12. Homelessness Effort: Business as Usual?
  13. Mauna a Wakea? Economist Magazine Falls for Name Change
  14. Rate Hikes Coming--Solar Scammer Scores 23.8 cents per kwh Wholesale
  15. US DOE Inter-island Final Programmatic EIS finally available
  16. City preps for next round of homeless enforcement in Kakaako
  17. Honolulu’s Affordable Housing Rules Only Produced 33 Units in FY 2014
  18. New Incentives for Affordable Housing Development?
  19. Unwarranted Privileges for Chun Oakland
  20. Ethics Board ponders trips paid by anti-tobacco lobbyists
  21. Activists Put Corporations in Control of Agriculture
  22. If the minority gets its way, many will be out of work
  23. Kauai: Will Hordes of Lunatics Follow Water Commissioners on Inspection Tour?
  24. DOE distributes air conditioners based on temperatures, electrical capacity
  25. Hanalei Elementary School principal under fire for management style
  26. Lahainaluna principal removed and investigated after tough back-to-school message
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 3890 Views
  1. Full Text: Lawsuit Seeks Nullification of Six Councilmembers’ Rail Votes
  2. Rail Revote: Is There Anybody Without a Conflict of Interest?
  3. Feds Asked to Step in Earlier on Future West Coast Port Disputes
  4. Obama Nominates Clare Connors Hawaii Federal Judge
  5. Silent Majority of Hawaiians Gain Voice
  6. Lawsuit filed to invalidate rail vote
  7. HGEA helps Coach Get Away with Millions from UH
  8. Lawsuit:  How Ciber Bought Abercrombie
  9. NextEra Opponents 'Represent Mainland Interests'--Want high electric rates
  10. Track record makes county poor choice to run utility
  11. Maui Wind Farm Wants to Kill More Bats, Nene
  12. Eight arrested on Mauna Kea
  13. Heat emergency! A thousand portable A/C units sought for Hawaii's public schools
  14. Kakaako Sweep Pushes 11 More Homeless into Shelters
  15. Kakaako Homeless "Like What They're Doing"
  16. Homeless: We Resist Sweeps Because We Want You to Give Us Cash Instead
  17. Sand Island homeless facility to be ready by Dec 18th
  18. Pure Anti-GMO Hypocrisy
  19. Activists Demand McKinkley HS be Renamed
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 4856 Views
  1. Hawaii: $100M in Tech Fraud in Just one Year
  2. Ige's DoT Slaps Down Takai's $100M Rail Bailout Scheme
  3. Lawmakers will have more money to fritter away
  4. Tax cheat Al Hee asks for a new trial, blames the IRS
  5. Hospital Privatization Marks Shift from Public Sector Labor to Private Sector Labor
  6. Can Consumers Use NextEra Chaos to Get Better Deal on Rates?
  7. Malia Zimmerman asks state court to order sale of Sen. Slom’s house
  8. 71 Empty Beds as Homeless Continue to Refuse Shelter
  9. Agreement with HCDA allows all sidewalks in Kakaako to be cleared
  10. Hawaii's Useless Congressional Delegation Still Dreams of Using Kakaako Camp to Score Federal Funds
  11. Bizarre News: Honolulu Among Top Cities Showing Improved Livability
  12. Time for New Approach to Fast-Rising Heroin Addiction
  13. UH Med School Built Child Care Center, Forgot About it for Decade
  14. Kindergartner goes to ER for dehydration, police reports filed
  15. HPD internal affairs probes deaths of 2 dogs left in van outside cell block for 24 hours
  16. Shortage of Dock Space Leaves Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Adrift
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Monday, September 7, 2015
September 7, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 3186 Views
  1. Autism: Federal Judge Orders DoE to Pay for Special Education in Private Schools
  2. 9 Years of Hawaii Law Blogging
  3. Mayor’s 9-11 Remembrance Walk held Sunday
  4. Telescope: Major delay and added costs coming
  5. Charges for medevac flights soar
  6. Waikiki condo manager frustrated by homeless woman who refuses help
  7. Star-Adv: Oppose Bike Lanes?  Sit down and shut up
  8. Obama: Federal Contractors must pay for sick leave
  9. The Grinch is about to give back Christmas
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Sunday, September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:15 PM :: 4733 Views
  1. New UH Policy: Rape is just another Violation of Political Correctness
  2. The State of Fathers in the State of Hawai‘i
  3. Hawaii Free Market Solutions to Homelessness & Affordable Housing
  4. Statewide immunization rates for HPV lagging
  5. What Should We Be Asking of the HECO Merger?
  6. Revealed: How Telescope Fits in to OHA's Ceded Lands Cashflow
  7. DLNR Expects Mauna Kea Land Transfer before Legislature Convenes
  8. State lawsuit weaves a tale of graft, political cronyism
  9. Public Favors Electric Co-op, Opposes Government-Owned Utility
  10. Coop?  Public Ownership? Former PUC Chair Speaks Out
  11. Borreca: Ige, NextEra Not Listening to Each Other
  12. 'Value-based' payment a threat to Hawaii health care
  13. Organizers cancel Children and Youth Day event at state Capitol
  14. Child-abuse list at heart of a lawsuit filed against state agency
  15. Oahu Beset With Commuter Chaos
  16. Researchers are trying again to help you take your medicine
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Saturday, September 5, 2015
September 5, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 3303 Views
  1. Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus Set for Tuesday March 8, 2016
  2. Supreme Court to take up case involving alleged retaliation by powerful state senator
  3. Governor Touts 13 Kakaako homeless moved to shelter--but 6 Return to Street after One Night
  4. Honolulu Gun Destruction Reveals Radical Gun Control Agenda
  5. Drillers Unleash 'Super-Size' Natural Gas Output
  6. Deadline to File as Candidate for 'Aha is September 15
  7. Former top UH budget exec qualifies for retirement nine months after being replaced
  8. Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Deal
  9. NextEra Energy underestimated challenges in Hawaii during HECO sale process, exec says
  10. DoT to Waste $2M Studying 'Water Recycling at Airports'
  11. Hawaii  County 'Ethics' Commission to Pretend to Question Kenoi Crony
  12. Kakaako Homeless Refuse Shelter, 51 Empty Beds in Waipahu Available
  13. Criminal With Lengthy Rap Sheet Violated TRO Got Probation Before Home Invasion
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Friday, September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:49 PM :: 3219 Views
  1. Auditor: DoTax allows $2B in Tax Credits Without Checking
  2. Obama Push for Federal Recognition is On
  3. Lawmakers Call for Exploration of Publicly Owned Utilities for Hawaii
  4. Ward: Coop Does not Mean Lower Rates
  5. Report: Hawaii 1st in solar energy per capita
  6. Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
  7. A Mom on a Mission for Science
  8. Omidyar’s EBay urged to Stop Selling Illegal Drugs
  9. Call for nominations for University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents
  10. Moody's Downgrades UH as System Burns Cash Reserves
  11. DoTax Wastes $87M on Failed Tech Upgrades, Wants $30M More
  12. Morita: Utility ownership models a distraction
  13. Wrong Species: Caldwell Spokesman says Sewage Flooding Claims are 'Bullshit'
  14. 13 More homeless moved out of Kakaako and into shelters
  15. CoR: More Money for 2016, But Hawaii’s Fiscal Forecast Less Certain Later
  16. iLEAD Charter School denied second time
  17. Legislators: We Gave DoE $258M for AC--Where is it?
  18. Start School Cool--After Labor Day
  19. Trifling over field trips does disservice to teachers, kids
  20. Soft On Crime: Multiple Felony Convictions, out on the Street Does it Again
  21. Cops in Court
  22. Anti-GMO Activists Hold Back Progress
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:34 PM :: 4230 Views
  1. Djou: "I don't care for Mr Trump"
  2. State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
  3. Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble
  4. Former World Bank Chief Economist: Jones Act Very Costly
  5. Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
  6. Apo: Failure of Akaka Bill Creates Power Vacuum
  7. Chang: Telescope Gonna Lose at Supreme Court
  8. Council re-vote on rail measures considered
  9. New Proposal Means More Questions for Hawaiian Electric?
  10. Does Health Connector Ineptitude Mask Wrongdoing?
  11. State officials want to Build Homeless Housing on Waianae Coast
  12. Kailua residents concerned with growing number of aggressive homeless
  13. Kakaako homeless camp attracting flies
  14. Assault reported on another worker at State Hospital
  15. Oahu teacher sent to ER due to heat exhaustion in classroom
  16. Council approves mayor’s bill for accessory dwelling units
  17. Refined Oil is Hawaii's Largest Export
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 4143 Views
  1. Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
  2. Maui Hires Consultant to Study Utility Takeover Options
  3. Video: Baby Parts dealers “funding places in Hawaii for themselves”
  4. Telescope Prediction: Hawaii Supreme Court Will Rule for Challengers
  5. Morita: "Very expensive energy transformation done on the backs of those who can least afford it"
  6. NextEra Pushes Back Against Utility Coop Model
  7. NextEra Energy's initial HECO sale application doesn't apply anymore, exec says
  8. When Cops Become Criminals: Arrests of HPD Officers Point to a ‘Culture of Corruption’
  9. Honolulu earns a C grade for small business friendliness, Thumbtack survey finds
  10. DOE’s budget to air-condition schools Debated
  11. Hawaii Board of Education Passes Student Discipline Policy
  12. BoE Seeks Ethics Workaround on Free Travel
  13. Councilmembers vote to override veto of sit-lie ban expansion
  14. Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem
  15. Homeless Taking over Kewalo Basin
  16. Hawaii County Council Grudgingly Votes to Raise Ethics to Kenoi's Level
  17. Residents petition DOH for stricter cane burning rules
  18. First Plea in Molokai Fishing Attack
  19. Fishing Dispute Muddies Already Confusing State of Sovereignty Claims
  20. Why one naturopath quit after watching her peers treat cancer patients
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:25 PM :: 7002 Views
  1. VIDEO: Suit Gives Voice to the Silent Majority of Hawaiians
  2. Full Text: NextEra Makes its Case for Merger
  3. Auditor: Hawaii Health Connector Sent $21.6M to a House in Virginia
  4. Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
  5. Auto Theft, Fuel Cost, and Commute Time Make Hawaii one of Worst States for Drivers
  6. Eight Legislators to Face Criminal Charges--Rep Tokioka agrees to plea deal
  7. Renewable? 100% Does not Really Mean 100%
  8. Anti-Cane Burning Activists: We are Planning A&B's Future
  9. Takai Plan: Loot Highway Funds to pay for Rail
  10. Millionaire Eco-Hypocrite to Co-opt Public Land on Diamond Head?
  11. DoE 1,100 Homeless Families Send Kids to Schools
  12. UH Admin Racks up $18M in Deferred Maintenance to Justify Awarding $50M to Contractor
  13. DoTax to Hire Private Bill Collector to Chase down Tax Debtors
  14. Bills would extend help to businesses coping with rail construction
  15. Christians Help Kakaako Homeless into Apartments
  16. Maui County Council Hides Minutes from OIP
  17. $173M Proposal to Wall off Ala Wai Canal  
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