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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
June 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 PM :: 8069 Views

Honolulu Maoists & Holocaust Deniers protest against Israel: Star-Bulletin calls them ‘peace activists’

Case 'showed he was a Democrat.' So what's Inouye?  (Is Dan Inouye a Democrat?)

Borreca: Face of isle Democrats older (and whiter) but issues thrive

Lingle to reveal final decision on civil unions after Asia trip

Shapiro: Carlisle invisible on campaign trail

Musubigate: Federal judge rules law targeting HRPT's Hawaii leases is unconstitutional  (Calvin Say not mentioned in article)

SB: Trash deal is valuable lesson

Honolulu City Council has 27 contenders for Djou's empty seat

ADV: Vote-by-mail offers a better way to ballot

Hotel workers protest Kyo-ya Co. Ltd.'s plans for Moana Surfrider

Hawaii bankruptcy filings up 34.4%

Hawaii cuts result in 10% fewer families taking preschool aid

Group works to set up a charter school in Keanae

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
June 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 8360 Views

ADV: Mufi and Neil might “persuade the voters to hate both of them”

Aiona promoting summer job program for teens

5 political veterans vying for Honolulu mayoral seat

Candidates Scramble For Ed Case's Voters

SB: Case leaves race with sound advice

Hawaii health plans back 'game-changing' reform

Deadline nears for city council applicants

Slom: Hawaii Council of Revenues Economic “Turn Around” Prediction May Be Premature

Opposition speaks out on TVR bill

WHT: Feds intervene after Hawaii Co.Police arrest Census taker  (DRUDGE now linking to this story)

Israeli forces capture Hawaii activist attempting to smuggle supplies to Hamas head choppers

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Monday, May 31, 2010
May 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 9881 Views

Memorial Day Commemorations: Punchbowl, Magic Island

Ed Case quits race: “Dream of a better way forward” crushed by Hawaii Democrat old boys (again)

Case “unity” statement: “Colleen, I don’t hate you…”

Case stuns with withdrawal from Hawaii congressional primary

Local community helps with lei shortage at Punchbowl

Shapiro: Furloughs over, but our black eye lives on

Donovan Dela Cruz opens campaign headquarters

Ranking of top cities calls Honolulu best in the U.S.

Thielen: Water decision meets most demands

Kalapa: Don't overlook obvious approach to reduce government spending

Baldwin principal says letter to parents is reason for probe

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Sunday, May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:56 PM :: 8019 Views

Lingle: Hawaii economy recovering thanks to collaboration and sacrifice

Hawaii Democrats focus on suicide, taxes, and gay marriage

Memorial Day: Residents respond to request for lei donation

ADV: Charles Djou Our man in Washington

Hawaii Democrats facing contentious primary fights

Hawaii Democrat Chair: “We were counting our chickens before they hatched”

Ed Case: No booth at Dem Convention

SB: Hawaii needs bold leadership  (Begging Democrats not to self-destruct)

Time to ease up on UH tuition increases

Hawaii eases limit on number of new charter schools

Hawaii's interisland airfares settling down: Hawaiian wielding control of cost after 5 years of volatility

Honolulu furloughs may hit Hanauma Bay, park programs

Courts Move To Collect Unpaid Bail

State seeks stimulus fund accounting from County

Pahoa: Chalk graffiti spurs suspensions

Civil Beat is too civil

Sarcasm leads Djou to claim political attack  (SB covers for Barney Frank)

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Saturday, May 29, 2010
May 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 10832 Views

Kaauwai: Hannemann supports HB444 gay civil unions

Lingle: Hannemann was AWOL on Superferry

Rep. Djou joins House Budget, Armed Services Committees

SB: How far can Hawaii Democrat Convention go without blowing up?  Dem Chair worries party is about to shoot self in head

CB: Mufi v. Neil in 1986: The Bloody First Round

Mayoral Election Sept 18, Prosecutor Nov 2

Councilman Rod Tam Under Campaign Probe

Council to fill seat Thursday

Dems seek to change election law after Djou wins

Hawaii Dems 2008 Resolution: US Reps should live in their own district

Senate confirms Miyamoto as U.S. Marshal for Hawaii

Prosecutors say new Hawaii sex trafficking law unnecessary

SB: U.S. must help improve Pacific islanders' health

Hawaii ranks 44th in driver knowledge

Snobs: Honolulu Council To Consider Total Fireworks Ban

Last day for St. Joseph School

Kauai Farm-worker housing abuse discussed

WHT: Feds intervene after Hawaii Co. Police arrest Census taker

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Friday, May 28, 2010
May 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 11235 Views

Greenwood Mafia grabs two power positions in UH system

Good News: A small elite no longer runs Hawaii -- Bad News: Mufi thinks he can change that

Lingle: Council on Revenues forecasting improved revenue collections

Finnegan: ACT 144 Lifts Charter Cap but reduces Charter funding

Aiona: “Hawaii can’t afford Hannemann”

Kaauwai: Hannemann is train wreck for Hawaii

CB: Can Hawaii Democrats Unite At Weekend Convention?

Hannemann already hinting at run for Senate promises “a full four year term”, criticizes Abercrombie for quitting House

HNN: War of words underway in Hawaii gubernatorial race

HNN: Abercrombie vs. Hannemann: a rematch 24 years in the making

Hannemann "willing to be persecuted”

Mayor Hannemann's Bid For Governor Creates Domino Effect

Kenoi rejects lt. gov. rumors

Isle taxes highest in state -- and going higher

Budget Veto? Maui Mayor warns of cuts to public services

What Rules Maui Water, Law or Sugar?

Gay Murder at Ilikai Hotel

Hawaii Civil Union Law May Lead to Tax Increase

House votes to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy on gay service members (Djou, Hirono vote with majority)

National Coverage on Djou Election

 

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Friday, May 28, 2010
Letters to the Editor May, 2010
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:13 AM :: 13087 Views

 

Bullying up and down the DoE Chain of Command 

Chase Dem Politicians  

Sex Trafficking Legislation May Be Vetoed by Governor! Your support is needed! 

Hawaii County: “This is not the time to raise taxes” 

Democrat Candidate: DJOU VICTORY SHOWS THAT A MAJORITY OF HAWAII VOTERS ARE STILL SEEKING CHANGE 

Sign stealing, thugs ruin integrity of elections and campaigns

Gay Marriage: Levinson’s Reducto ad Absurdum

Anti-Superferry Lawyer defends Maui ‘Single Member District’ scheme

Victory over protectionism: Hawaii GMO Papaya could soon be sold in Japan

SB2646 Surfing Reserves

220 say no to Koa Ridge development

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
May 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 PM :: 11341 Views

Rep. Djou co-sponsors Balanced Budget Amendment

Lingle cites recovery as State Tax refunds pump $64M into economy

Cook Political Report: "Hawaii Democrats are a mess"

Hannemann announces run for governor's seat

LINGLE vs ADV: Duke Aiona a wise, trusted partner

Shapiro: Democrats may find it tough to oust Djou

School Furloughs Not Over Yet

Hawaii schools adopting national curriculum standards

Say should be lauded for tenant support (Musubigate)

Ethics panel report faults chief Mollway's work habits

Hawaii transsexuals, Libertarians speak up in defense of human trafficking

Hawaii's biggest solar farm proposed for Mililani fields

Hoku near polysilicon output

UH-Hilo plans on 7,000 enrollment by 2020

Civic movement: W. Hawaii center progressing

Hawaii labor director quits to run for prosecutor

Deputy sheriff pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child

OHA takes another bite out of Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, 10,000 upcountry water users

Hawaii still leads U.S. with highest rate of mixed marriages

Joe Sestak's lying--or he's protecting a felon in Barack Obama's White House

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:03 PM :: 9389 Views

VIDEO: Djou introduced to Congress by Rep. Hirono, sworn in

Ed Case: “Colleen’s goal was not to beat Charles….We can expect far more of the same”

National Democrats portray Dan Inouye as Republican plaything

Campaign message strategy: How the Case was closed

Unique deal brings an end to Hawaii's school furlough crisis

DoE at work: School may close despite academic turnaround

Principal hailed for turnaround at Maui Waena

At least 5 seek to succeed Djou (includes gay marriage activist)

Rego: Civil Unions= Gay Marriage

Governor hears from supporters of civil unions bill

Sexy dance after $40 drinks was not prostitution, high court rules

4,000 fridges sell on first day of $250 stimulus rebate program

SB: Investigate Hale Kipa

Vandals Cut Down 400 Papaya Trees

Yagong: Revoke authority to sell Hamakua land

Kauai CRC weighs questions for 2010 election (term limits for Council?)

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 11758 Views

 

National Dems: Dump Hanabusa AND Case

1986: A good omen for Charles Djou

Campaign message strategy: How the Case was closed

Cataluna: Would both of them rather see Djou keep the job????

Democrat ADV: Some familiar messages in special election

Djou DC bound, council seeks replacement

HNN online survey: Do you think Charles Djou will be able to win in November?

Abercrombie begins TV ads in governor's race

$1.82B city operating budget for Honolulu advances

Governor Lingle holds roundtables on civil unions bill

Civil unions would have little economic impact, study finds

Deal will allow Chinese bank-card users to access funds via Bankoh's network

Stream study pushes for more water restoration

Hawaii home-care horror tales underscore risk to elderly

ADV: Premium Plus plan nudges employers

Honolulu Police officer waives first court appearance

Crime on Oahu rises 4.5 percent

Close one school and open a door

Kamehameha Schools plans $118M redevelopment of Kapalama campus

State Clears Up Solar Credit Confusion

Lawmakers have cut all funding to troubled Aloha Tower Development Corp.

SB: Molokai veterans awaiting center deserve better

200 Wahiawa Soldiers To Join Afghanistan Surge

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Monday, May 24, 2010
May 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 10807 Views

American Thinker: Hawaii Republican Djou Heads for Congress: 67% Reject Inouye Machine

HFP: Special Election Polls vs Reality: Measuring culture of retaliation?

SB: Djou win reflects unrest of voters

Djou wins 17 out of 24 Districts, many outside traditional GOP areas

ADV: Election results show Djou's appeal outside East Honolulu

Analysis: Civil Beat Poll Points To Dems' November Dilemma

Hours Until Hawaii Congressman-Elect Djou Sworn In

The Price Tag Of A Seat In Congress: $12.31 Per Vote

Shapiro: Economic turnaround feels close

Hawaii economic agency slow to spend stimulus: Sluggish procurement processes, complexity of energy reform blamed

Hawaii's Medicaid switch produces mixed results

Honolulu ranked near bottom in housing affordability

Honolulu Police officer to make initial court appearance

Co-op provides update on seabirds, legal costs: KIUC rates to go up next month

Molokai vets rankled by county's delay of center  (4 years to get permit)

It's a no-brainer to preserve surfing

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Sunday, May 23, 2010
May 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 6647 Views

67% of voters reject machine candidate Hanabusa: Djou heads for Congress with bright prospects for November reelection

Honolulu: Chris Wong announces bid to take Rod Tam’s Council seat

State Water Commission to decide if OHA destroys State’s last sugar cane plantation

Charles Djou elected to Congress: Hawaii’s first Republican in 20 years

Republican candidate Duke Aiona opens Oahu headquarters

ADV: Looking for some more heft from Aiona (Democrat Advertiser prepares new anti-Aiona riff for use by Abercrombie, Hannemann)

Council to pick Djou's successor

Kauai: Mayor signs open density bill

Isle condo boards get creative to obtain fees

Honolulu airport's old commuter terminal will be replaced in modernization plan

City delays cleanup of its debris in stream

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Saturday, May 22, 2010
May 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 AM :: 7541 Views

Special race draws 50% of voters

New Congressional Hawaii Poll Shows Djou Slightly Ahead of Democratic Rivals

Rivals in special election find that traditional rules of campaigning don't apply (Hanabusa blames media for publishing polls)

Civil-unions factions weigh in: Governor to meet with advocates, opponents of bill awaiting signature

Regents OK new hires at Hilo, Manoa (Gay mafia picks a Don, Broken Trust figure to lobby Leg)

Isle Democrats can no longer rely on party loyalty  (Gay Marriage?)

Aiona: Hawaii's future lies in space exploration

SB: CEO of Planned Parenthood Hawaii believes comprehensive sex-ed is vital to students' health

Human Trafficking Bill Threatens Strip Club Industry, says transsexual

Shakedown: Labor Union Sues Over Hotel Redevelopment Project

Hawaii state tax director Kurt Kawafuchi leaving his post

VOUCHERS: OHA education grants could yield useful data

Students arrested in bomb blast at Lanai High School

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Friday, May 21, 2010
May 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 8849 Views

WSJ: Paradise Lost? A Project in Hawaii Stumbles (Hokulia to be auctioned)

Hawaii Week in Shanghai: Governor to lead delegation to China, Japan

Special Election Polls close Saturday: Djou pushes voter turnout

AtomicMonkey responds: “Some of us work for the City…we proudly stand by description of Abercrombie as ‘flailing gasbag’” 

Hawaii's state tax refunds will start going out today

Factcheck.org hits Djou ad

UH Professors Guaranteed Raises Despite Economy / UH considers tuition hike

Half Of Lawmakers' Children Attend Private Schools

Hawaii could get $91M for school jobs under bill now in Congress

CB: 2 million acres of windmills for Hawaii?

Special-election turnout at 48% as deadline looms

It's punishment that doesn't fit the crime

Secrecy: State won’t release name of isle school in H1N1 outbreak

Aina Lea wants 2,722 units, lodge and commercial OK

Kauai: New increased fees take toll

Hawaii surf reserves proposal may be revived by governor

Tea Party stir over remarks on civil rights by Rand Paul

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Thursday, May 20, 2010
May 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 9135 Views

Lt Gov Aiona announces 1,000 summer jobs for youth 

Vote counting begins as candidates make final pleas

ADV: Reviewing rail, jamming up the mayor (Abercrombie rag tries to pit Mufi vs Lingle after Cayetano attacks)

City Re-evaluating Parking Practices

Hawaii Charter School Review Panel Lifts Moratorium on New Charter School Applications

DOE officials say public schools safe despite Kalani High stabbing

The state of meth: Hawaii's ice epidemic has been driven down

SB: Health-subsidy jobs initiative full of positives

OHA’s Water shakedown: USGS releases report on Na Wai Eha

Astronomic cash cow?  OHA’s $50M shake-down continues

CB: Clean Energy Splits Environmentalists

KIUC indicted for endangered species law violations

CB: Civil Unions will make us rich, rich, rich!!! (well not quite)

Legal threat delays ethics vote

Pickup truck resolution rejected

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
May 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:50 PM :: 10557 Views

Abercrombie team: Hannemann admin “intentionally violating Public Procurement Code”

Mufi site alleges Abercrombie’s chief fundraiser at center of Harris’ “pay-for-play” scandals

VIDEO: Aiona, Finnegan team up on electric vehicles, refrigerator rebates

Lingle: Revenues up, State to issue tax refunds early

Full Text: Hawaii GOP resolution calls for veto of HB444

EIS, cost concerns could derail construction plans

Honolulu rail tax revenue falling short of predicted growth

It ain't over until it's over — twice

SB Hypocrisy: Voter turnout must rise

Shapiro: Lingle shows a card on civil unions

Parents' triple tragedy informs plea for civil unions law

DePledge: Reserved

HMSA lands back in black for 1st quarter

Gov. Lingle's New Plan Expected To Provide Jobs Help Unemployed

Student's poster draws Tea Party's ire

Hawaii school board considers closing Haleiwa Elementary

Is the Hawaii Government Really Helping Hawaiians?

Lingle signs bill to draft Waianae disaster plan

Allegiant buys six 757 jets, announces plans to enter Hawaii market

'Give us a break': Council urged to freeze tax rates, find another way to balance budget

Maui Council votes on tax hikes

Wailua path project delayed amid Hawaiian protest

Registered Guns In Hawaii At All Time High

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 8047 Views

Full Text: Hawaii GOP resolution calls for veto of HB444

Whistleblower In $250,000 City Theft Case Speaks: City Blamed For Not Catching Parking Lot Scheme Earlier

Lingle Amused by arrogance of Dem Governor’s attack on Djou

Hawaii moves up dates for some tax refunds

Oshiro: The GE Tax is a “privilege of doing business in Hawaii”

130,000 Ballots Returned In Special Election

Group Home Agency Faces More Scrutiny: Hale Kipa Closes One Home, Faces Questions About Another

Shapiro: Lawmakers interfering in private business (Musubigate)

Abercrombie opens W. Hawaii campaign office

Big Island project to add 2,330 homes

VOUCHERS: OHA offers money for Native Hawaiian kids to attend private schools if they join tribe

New schools in Kihei, Wailuku, cafeterias in the works for county

Honolulu City Council may cut funds for televising its meetings

Journalist says she confessed in North Korean captivity

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Monday, May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 11109 Views

Duke Aiona challenges “old guard” -- convention speech a huge media hit

GOP Convention: Djou’s leadership builds enthusiasm for fall campaign

State running out of money?  Kawamura: “I cannot tell you what happens July 1”

Burris: Three former governors like Democrats. OK, and then....?

Broken Trust Levinson: State Constitution denies same-sex couples right to marry

SB: Crime should not pay

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Six Years Later, Principals Still Don't Have Performance Contracts (Civil Beat becomes more creative in flacking for HSTA)

Hawaii to start seeing effects of health act

Seed industry growing strong

Hawaii jobless claims drop sharply

Court: Sexually Dangerous Can Be Kept In Prison

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
May 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 12200 Views

Kalani HS: Poster trashes TEA Party as “evil”

Hawaii governor says bill's civil unions may be same-sex marriage

GOP conventioneers urged to counterbalance Dems' 'rubber stamp'

The state Republican Party Convention touts Djou's lead in election

Hawaii congressional win for GOP would be political hay

SB Oi: In Novemebr Dems will get same result vs Djou

SB: President's sis stays mum on congressional seat pick

Appointed Ed Board Proposal Will Complicate Elections (Civil Beat still flacking for HSTA)

SB: Even with fee increase, A+ program still great deal

ADV: Our homeless, and now their homeless, too

Hawaii preparations for fall elections behind schedule

On windward side, higher taxes proposed -- public hearings, not so much

Straney selected as new UH-Hilo chancellor

Another suit challenges Hokulia Bypass bonds are invalid

Convert County Band to nonprofit: Band director unhappy with mayor's latest proposal

Has Kaua‘i seen the recession’s end?

Police raid Nanakuli cockfighting ring

Communist Frida Kahlo retrospective a self-portrait in (self-imposed) suffering of a ‘progressive’ activist

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Saturday, May 15, 2010
May 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:51 PM :: 8472 Views

Hawaii Republican Convention meets today

Democrats denounce Djou

Djou or Hanabusa victory would initiate search for replacement

Charges to stand against Hemmings (enforcers of the one-party state)

1,842 Nonprofits in Hawaii Must Take Action today to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status

OHA Upset about uncounted criminals: Hawaii prisoners held on Mainland skew census results

Many isle youth will miss time off school despite negative effects

HSTA shills outline plans to continue using furloughs to help Abercrombie

UH Manoa Professor who admits arson reveals mental illness battles

Local Jobs bill to face court challenge

Studies of sun linked to understanding weather (or … ahem … climate)

October opening set for W. Hawaii's first adult shelter

Harbor fee collection called 'illegal'

Waianae Landfill operator 'shocked' by fine

Scavengers raiding Honolulu curbside recycling bins

GTMO Greenwell: End war on drugs

“Malicious Prosecution”  Kauai County continues war on Lady Ann

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Friday, May 14, 2010
May 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:13 PM :: 11491 Views

Gay Civil Unions: Mufi still refuses to oppose HB444

CQ: Democrats May Get the Blues in Hawaii

Republican Charles Djou Holds Cash Advantage Ahead of Special Election in Heavily Democratic Hawaii District 

Name in the News: State GOP Chair Jonah-Kuhio Ka'auwai (must read)

Djou clarifies that race not over

Hidden Tax Hike Likely to Dent Hawaii Non-Profit Fundraising Efforts

Hawaii school board may cancel next year's furlough days

POLITICO: Inouye's sway may cost Dems a seat

Adrienne King: My Quest to Become Hawaii's Next Lieutenant Governor

WSJ: Congressional Special Elections: Show of Horrors

WHT Polls Abercrombie’s fake DoE reform proposal

Hawaii County told to make more cuts

How Kaua‘i got to keep hotel-room tax

Arson is suspected in Hilo Church blaze

Warehouse fire consumes Kauai paper's newsprint

ML&P’s ‘survive to thrive’ plan passes

Hawaiian Electric seals 20-year deal with Kahuku Wind Power

Marines show how to be 'lean, green'

Hawaii Tourism Authority gets expanded authority to meet behind closed doors

Law firm will advocate for Hawaii children

 

Hawaii recycling plan offers $250 in cash for clunker refrigerators

Kawamoto selling Kahala houses

Honolulu landfill operator, city fined $424,000 for berm violation

Degrees of difficulty: World War II internees finally will get diplomas

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
May 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 11241 Views

Poll: Djou ahead by 14 points as voters cast ballots

Honolulu 5th most indebted US city

Duke Aiona announces campaign leadership team

Rothenberg Political Report: Hawaii 1 moved to Lean Republican

Former TV anchor files papers for US House seat

Shapiro: Don't be surprised if Lingle vetoes HB 444

Employer guilty of sexually assaulting boy worker

Combined newspaper to employ up to 500 workers

Honolulu City Council moves ahead on property tax hike

City Council seeks rail project financial details

Lobbyist for lawyers opposes immunity for property owners

Shapiro: HSTA wanted to cause a crisis

Shapiro: Signs of life in the local Republican primary

Djou outlines priorities in Congress

Rate of ballot return indicates isle voters favor mail-in system

Civil Beat now peddling irresponsible voting: Majority of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented

Carroll fined $100 for campaign law violations

Candidate wants fakes plan to to decentralize state school system

Isle schools smart to surge forward with solar power

2010 SB: Abstinence leads to Planned Parenthood

2008 Flashback SB:  Abstinence causes pregnancy, give us your daughters

Controversial Vexatious Requestor Bill Signed into Law

Hawaii foreclosures rise in April even as recession eases

Survey: Hawaii credit card debt averages $9,105 per person

Honolulu cop guilty of marijuana, driving charges

Marcos family wins three victories in Philippine elections

 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 PM :: 11107 Views

SB: Djou, Hanabusa lead money race with backing from big party donors

Wharton to file for congressional race vs Hirono Wednesday

Hawaii’s $1.3B annual Pension Bomb (State running out of time to fix budget)

“Civil Beat” now flacking for HSTA (No surprise here)

County fuel tax hike would hit rural Oahu hardest

Sit-In Protesters Fight Ban From Gov. Office

BOE just one vote away from increasing after-school program fees

SB: $4B Guam deal benefits Hawaii

Land in failed koa logging venture heads for auction

MCCC probing prisoner escape (43 priors)

Oahu cracking down on counterfeit bus passes

Police: Fetus In Kapolei Restroom An 'Unattended Death'

Homeless migration to Hawaii straining social services

Kauai Mayor’s budget proposal tweaked

Supreme Court Nominee Kagan Backs Limits on Speech That Can ‘Harm’

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
May 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:05 PM :: 9923 Views

Democrats on the Run in Hawaii

Finnegan hits Abercrombie’s “empty campaign promises” on education

Djou surges in fundraising

28 percent of ballots in Hawaii special election returned so far

Hawaii Democratic leader happy with DCCC's leaving

Ed Case's (lying) Ad Implies President Obama's Endorsement  (HI 1 Special Election now a referendum on Obama?)

ADV: Furloughs buy time, but they're not cheap

Judge likely to strike down Hawaii law on lease properties

Furlough Friday protesters plead not guilty to trespassing

PBN Polls HB 444:  Should Lingle sign or veto?

Celebrating first feast day for Father Damien

Mother of man shot by FBI agent says her son was off his meds

Hawaii man who served as pimp for minor online sentenced to 5 years

Hawaiian Electric profits up 33% in first quarter

Gas Company, GM to test hydrogen fuel-cell technology on Oahu

Hawaii public schools to get solar power

Kauai Hydro plant a step toward sustainability

Hokulia Bypass Bond called, but money being withheld

Council members react to Kenoi's property tax proposal

Kenoi gets $54K tinted windows, Hawaii County building costs

Foreclosure snag for housing project

Maui Homeless shelter could use a hand

Maui Land & Pineapple loses $2.7 million in quarter

Aquino backed by some local Filipino leaders

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Monday, May 10, 2010
May 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 PM :: 12229 Views

National Dems give up on Obama’s home district

Finnegan announces candidacy for Lt Governor

Finnegan: Legislative progress stifled by the real ‘Party of No’

Full Text: Hawaii GOP Platform proposed in two parts

Primary, General Election: Hawaii to allow overseas, deployed military voters to fax-in ballots

UPDATE--Jihadi murderer of Big Island man captured in Iraq: Navy Seals acquitted after facing prosecution

Race for Congress has some real chops

In-person voting begins today for Congressional race 

1000s of Oahu homes on ag land could be declared “nonconforming’ -- “Biggest government land grab”

Homelessness Industry: Placing a Legislative expiration date on common sense

Hawaii public schools' repair backlog chopped 50 percent

3 claim furloughs caused harm: Autism students file court records on negative effects

Honolulu public workers agree to two furlough Fridays each month

Socialized Hawaii Medicine: Short 500 doctors

Soft on crime claims a victim: Shot by FBI agt, Man allegedly brandishing gun was out on $100 bail

Hawaii's jobless seniors forced to tap Social Security early

Hawaii Department of Health Cites Hawaiian Waste Systems for Solid Waste Storage Violations

All-electric cars driving Hawaii into the future

Hawaii County plans May 20 meeting to discuss Hamakua lands

Kauai: Waimea residents fight development

Mass Neurosis: Path debate a sign of growing pains

Aquino leads in Philippines presidential race

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Sunday, May 9, 2010
May 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 8741 Views

House GOP leader Finnegan set to run for lieutenant governor

ADV: Hawaii governor may shape legacy with civil union decision

SB: Lingle's move still a mystery despite '02 campaign promise

SB Oi: Judge candidates by more than 1 issue  (just ignore their position on Gay marriage)

Kalapa:  Dunning all taxpayers product of 2010 session

Makua Valley: Anti-American war activists keeping combat soldiers away from their families between deployments

Maui Proposal aims to implement district voting

Power plant fans, foes to square off: Contested case hearing slated for Pepeekeo proposal

Anti-meth project reaches thousands of teenagers

Test Run For Special Election: Sample Votes Counted To Check Machines

SB: Waste contract has turned out to be a waste

Abercrombie honored for his support of U.S. troops

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Saturday, May 8, 2010
May 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 12903 Views

Green hypocrites: Case & Omidyar’s Maui Land & Pine tied to human trafficking case

Case “voted for the Bush tax cuts before he voted against them”

Congressional candidates tone it down in latest debate

Elections Officials To Test Ballot Counters

$425,000 gift saves state science fair

Hawaii 'surf reserves' bill hits sudden wipeout in Legislature

Meheula, Winer lawfirm scammed out of $300K

Mililani Restaurant Owner Attacked: Suspect Accused Of Rape, Robbery, Assault (38 priors)

Maui officer surrenders on drug charges

CT&T's Hawaii manufacturing plant could generate 400 jobs

Is Alii Parkway project dead? No funds, more burial sites and little initiative point to yes

30-meter telescope inching closer to reality

Residential tax rates rising: West Hawaii districts to be hit hardest

Kauai:  Furloughs still on table

SB: Welfare services reform should still be pursued

About $10M in food stamp money goes unclaimed by needy

800 more soldiers will serve in Iraq

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Friday, May 7, 2010
May 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:19 PM :: 10363 Views

National Democrats to 're-evaluate' participation in Hawaii Congressional race—Advertiser: “So what?”

WaPo still desperately trying to come up with excuses for Djou victory

Taxes and Insurance make Hawaii most expensive State to own a car 

Hawaii-based 307th Signal Battalion deploying to Afghanistan

Abercrombie in “Danger Zone” due to atheist attack on Aiona

Feds: Union Wrong, Teachers Can Work Legally For Free

Hawaii Democrats' Power Focus

News Flash: Rep. Hirono Elected to Third Term

CT&T, an electric vehicle manufacturer, hopes to build a plant, theme park and resort on Oahu

Lawsuit contends hotel's lights put rare Hawaiian birds at risk

Waste mismanagement

Maui:  $19.4M bottled up in tax appeals

State plans to auction ancient fishponds

Kaua‘i hosts National Day of Prayer

Kenoi's proposal cuts $11M from budget, boosts property tax rates 31.5%

Brenda Ford: “Somebody's going to make a lot of money off the fund. The people said 2 percent to buy land."

Ooma hearing draws strong opposition

Water rate increases for ag users fiercely opposed

Hawaiian Air gets tentative OK for Honolulu-to-Haneda route

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Thursday, May 6, 2010
May 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 PM :: 7399 Views

UH Manoa activist sold Hawaii controversial Student Loan Bonds

State Elections Officials 'Unable' To Release Voter Names

Lingle says she will confer with both sides on civil unions

Hanabusa to Obama: I won’t quit 

SB: “My nephew Ed Case is the best choice”

Case closed

Honolulu may have violated law in awarding of Rail design contracts (Neil vs Mufi in court)

Union Shills Appear in Court

Override vote ends plan to close welfare offices

Careful about who 'vexatious' requesters are

Kokubun could be in line for Senate presidency

Hawaii County: Kenoi proposes tax hikes to feed HGEA, UPW

Ethics bill moves forward

L.A. orders 439 medical marijuana dispensaries to close

Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races

Hawaii tot's killer gets life term for throwing child off overpass

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
May 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 11345 Views

Aiona: “We have the resources to end furloughs”

Aiona campaign debunks Advertiser poll

Djou “Tele talk story” reaches thousands

Abercrombie missed 136 votes: Congress’ 18th-worst attendance record

State Budget: Time running short for Medicaid help

GM papaya wins approval in Japan

Hawaii Republicans are pinning big hopes on a Djou victory

Democrat Borreca: 2 candidates' split vote puts Democrats in a bind  (Mufi for Congress???)

Aiona calls on gov to halt furloughs

Atheists, Democrats coordinate media attack on Aiona

SB: Lt Governor denies desire for State faith  (Atheists, Democrats, hand in hand) 

SB: Let's end bias over same-sex unions

President Obama sends phone greeting to thousands of voters

Dilemma: hating oil but fearing the wind

State GOP platform controversial

Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Hawaii homelessness still rising in wake of recession's job cuts

Nonprofits Can't Escape GET, Despite "Tax-Exempt" Status

Honolulu Advertiser employees receive notice

Hawaii bankruptcies soar 56 percent

Hawaii wise to tap China

Maui Budget with job cuts, furloughs OK’d

‘Why do we need a furlough?’ Kauai Councilman asks

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
May 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 9019 Views

New National Democrat Poll Confirms 8-Point Lead For Djou

Obama to Inouye: Dump Hanabusa

Governor Lingle invites public comments on veto decisions

VIDEO SB2646: Hawaii surfing reserves killed by House Democrats

Debate Fact Check: Ed Case vs. Reality

Aiona calls on panel to approve Laupahoehoe Charter

Maui News polls gay civil unions >>> link

Star-Bulletin polls gay civil unions >>> link

Advertiser polls whether Case or Hanabusa should drop out of race >>> link

Lingle's job approval hits lowest level so far

Lingle's cuts kept in budget

Akaka Bill splits candidates

Strangelove Advertiser: Stop worrying and learn to love stimulus

Advertiser to Big Island: Drop Dead

Sierra Club Hawaii Issues Dual Hawaii Special Election Endorsement

Kenoi says he has no interest in running for Lt. Gov: Has raised over $47K

Hawaii Ranked 12th Worst In State Preschools

Honolulu daily papers now have one owner

Kona police captain says charges unlikely: Fellow officer files complaint following DUI stop

Man claims police illegally confiscated his pakalolo

Maui Council defers plan to reduce tax exemption

Council to consider land fund, redistricting

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Monday, May 3, 2010
May 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 11562 Views

Pollster claims 66% of Hawaii residents favor recognition for Native Hawaiians (even though 73% of Native Hawaiians are excluded from Tribe)

After civil unions: Gay divorce

Governor Lingle reacts to end of legislative session

Kalapa: Don't think the fiscal crisis is over just yet

Shapiro: It's BOE, HSTA's move on furloughs

Families Threaten Lawsuit Over Care For Autistic Children

Obamamedia claims Stimulus brings 2,566 more jobs to Hawaii  (Can you find them?)

1-stop center for abuse victims a 'done deal'

Economy slowing residency program

Kauai Electric bills to increase

United, Continental boards OK merger: sources

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Sunday, May 2, 2010
May 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 10735 Views

Djou momentum continues to build: New poll shows Djou with significant lead as voting begins 

Abercrombie: Gay Rights Trump Will of the People

Hawaii Poll: Djou now leads Democratic rivals in congressional race by 8 points

SB: Lingle should allow civil unions to save Democrats’ election chances this fall

Djou casts ballot, holds rally

By mail election forces new strategies

Hawaii's system for conducting state elections remains in place

Cayetano's memoir earns top book award

Gingrich to Maui GOP — Take advantage of ‘failures of the dominant party’

5 unions oppose state bid by mayor, endorse Abercrombie

Democrats meet on Maui, Big Isle

Hawaii preparing to turn mental health services over to insurers

Parents Request Documents On School Furloughs

UH-West Oahu campus awaits green light from governor

County suing Hokulia: Breach of contract suit latest in string of litigation over development

Honokohau Harbor parking: Businesses claim violation on fee plan (Recreational Renaissance)

Fidell: FWW rakes in $7M / year

Newspaper giant leaves the islands

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Saturday, May 1, 2010
May 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:33 AM :: 10356 Views

Akaka Bill: Aiona still concerned about Abercrombie’s new version

Hannemann Won't Take Position On Civil Unions Bill, Abercrombie calls him wimp  (Aiona is only anti-444 candidate)

Hanabusa challenges Case's voting record while Dems target Djou  (Djou is only anti-444 candidate)

SB: Gov holds civil unions' fate

Businesspeople speak up on potential impact of civil unions in Hawaii

SB: Hold line on tax hikes, even past election year

Oahu rail project back on track after airport plan approval

Advertiser Editor Mark Platte moves to TV, ADV terminations begin Monday

Psycho Obama Birth Certificate Critic Visits Hawaii

State stepping in to help Naalehu school (Failure rewarded with $11M)

Mayor ‘upset’ with handling of ’11 budget, termination of vacant positions

Union asks Legislature to probe worker's death

Oahu moves into final phase of curbside recycling expansion

Housing discrimination exists on Kaua‘i

Union to hold rallies in Hana next week

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Friday, April 30, 2010
April 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:39 PM :: 7917 Views

Naming Names: Legislators override Lingle's veto of 2000% oil tax increase

Veto Overrides “increase tax burden, discourage job creation, impede recovery”

Gay Marriage foes caught off guard, outline plan to retaliate

Burris: Lawmakers test voters' sentiment

SB: Restore days, reform schools

Atheists disrupt Senate: 1 arrested, 1 hospitalized

ADV: A good idea hampered by terrible timing

8 Hawaii legislators prepare to leave Capitol

Maui Testifiers: Keep property taxes low

HMSA rates rise 7.8% on average: Hike affects nearly 120,000 employees in small businesses

States Face Their First ObamaCare Test today—sign up for bankrupt, high-risk pool?

Waters of Life plans on hold  “Beating a dead horse”

Hawaii Charter Schools are ‘Canaries in a Coalmine’ Due to Toxic Funding Levels, Supporters Say

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Silence From Djou on Wall Street Reform is Deafening 

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
April 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 9888 Views

Hawaii Legislature: Sgt at Arms called to protect visitor from Rep. Cabanilla’s child molester

Sources: Legislature to vote on Gay civil unions

John Carroll: I believe Larry Mehau supports me for Governor

Taxed Enough Already? Maui protest vs. property tax hikes April 29

Congressional debate May 3rd on Hawaii News Now

“Liberty first” (This is the only coverage on the Special Election in any print publication today)

Furlough solution gains passage

PBN: Hawaii lawmakers kill tech tax credits

Doctor shortage keeps Shapiro out of Hilo

ADV: Hawaii passes bill to curb clamor for Obama birth certificate

Have unions outlived their original purpose?

Consolidation of 2 newspapers scheduled to begin next week

Gaps found in fire inspection records

Pit used to burn prison records

Kaua‘i developer gives county 138 acres of oceanfront property

Councilor eyes ban on riding in truck beds

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 7582 Views

Escalate II  (Still nearly zero Special Election coverage)

SB: Lingle vetoes tax hikes, but overrides expected

Voters to decide on appointed school board

Shapiro: Time to cut a deal on school furloughs

Ruling paves way for consolidation of Honolulu's 2 daily newspapers

It Works!  More seek shelter following tent ban

AP: HI lawmakers vote to limit Obama document requests

ADV: Your dentist loves HB 1212 but here's why you shouldn't

Buying Our Way Out of Problems Rather Than Setting Priorities

Health fund trustees delay decision: EUTF board wants more information before raising rates

Council passes resolution backing Hawaiian recognition

Jobs bill an anti-business mess that should stay vetoed

Hawaii Senate votes to cut off Act 221 high-tech tax credits

Hawaii filming of 'Lost' spent $228M locally over 4 years  (ACT 221 propaganda)

Ballots with only English challenged

Lingle hedges airline support

Charter school must move, set up new site

Bill to dissolve Aloha Tower agency dies in Legislature

Visitor arrivals jump 9.3 percent

Lawmakers pass bill to protect public access to beaches

Tort Reform in the States: Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Economic Growth

In-car smoking ban raises legal questions

Lingle vetoes DHS-reorganization bill, saying it is discriminatory

Maui County directors say plan to cut (vacant) jobs devastating

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
April 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 PM :: 9988 Views

Special Election: Dozens of articles in national media -- nearly none in Advertiser, Star-Bulletin

Shapiro: "Machine" Dems go for all the marbles in 2010

Sen. Akaka: "God willing, I Plan to Run Again in 2012"  (Inouye: Take me out when I’m crazy.)

HSTA: Hawaii teachers can't legally work the 3 furlough days for free

Civil-unions bill gets last-minute lobbying

Fidell: Aquaculture's the new target of Isle activists

DePledge: Urgent action

Lingle vetoes 'local workers' bill but legislative override is expected

Mayors credited for saving TAT – property tax hike coming anyway

Hawaii's Census return rate of 65% one of the lowest in the nation

Rapozo: Turning off stadium lights for native birds is for the birds

Implications of Turtle Bay ruling are both narrow and wide

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Monday, April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:54 PM :: 14056 Views

Lingle calls on teachers, principals to reopen schools over HSTA/BoE objections

Honolulu Special Election: "Democrats petrified, going nuts"

Akaka may quit in 2012: Ed Case talks about Senate “opportunity”

With federal law at stake, Paid activists attack Hawaii fish farmers

Bill requiring number of public school days heads for final votes

Civil unions bill must be voted on  (Another religious leftist)

Democrat Advertiser: The high cost of economic optimism

Obama's sister glad to be back in Hawaii after long visit to D.C.

Voter numbers up 9,000 in advance of special election

A timid rewrite of campaign spending law

SB: Tobacco fund needs to be kept healthy

Capitol Round Up - April 26, 2010

Soft-on Crime Appeals court rules out evidence in murder of pregnant woman

Kawaiahao Church: Leader accused of theft resigns

Developed in Hawaii: Corn that can resist drought a 'blockbuster'

Maui Land & Pineapple names new CFO

Farm-worker housing bill hits home stretch

In Hawaii, the Most Powerful Waves Can Be Found at the Side of the Road

ACORN brought poor pimps into domestic politics (by Piven of Cloward-Piven fame)

 

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Sunday, April 25, 2010
April 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:56 PM :: 6714 Views

Hawaii stakes high in all-mail House vote

Stretched schedule: DoE to be forced to provide 180 days (HSTA’s game busted)

Hawaii counties won't lose hotel-room tax share to state

Counties keep hotel room tax but the revenue chase goes on  (TAX INCREASE)

Retaliation: Senate Democrats, Democrat media reject truth-teller as UH Regent

The Democratic dilemma on gay unions

Hanabusa picks up Local 5 endorsement

Police officer is arrested for drunken driving

Anti-'birther' exemption would imperil public access

Atheist files Complaint filed over prayers at Honolulu City Council sessions: similar action planned against Senate

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 11674 Views

Abercrombie: My “emanations” will make DoE serve students first

Legislature shoots down Aerospace Office after Hawaii signs agreement with NASA

House Republican Budget funds clean energy without tax hike

Akaka votes for Federal Value Added Tax-modeled on Hawaii GE Tax (Inouye opposes)

Bill to move up Hawaii’s illegal 2012 primary date

Lawmakers raid the Hurricane Relief Fund to end Furlough Fridays in a frenzy of actions to offset a $1.7 billion shortfall

Lawmakers Approve $67 Million To End Furloughs

Group of union shills urges gov to fund education (debunked)

Legislature advances constitutional amendment for appointed BoE 

Once Hawaii Was The Educational Leader

Advertiser tells Honolulu homeless to move tents onto sidewalks in legal loophole created by ACLU

Maui judge tosses charges tied to alleged pot trafficking under cover of medical marijuana

Health officials urge lawmakers to spare anti-smoking programs

Isles hailed for shielding patients from bad doctors

Hawaii had 7 ‘mass layoffs’ in March

Embattled Liquor Commission Admin. Resigns

Inefficiencies found in Maui County’s fleet--$24.3m in waste

Herkes: Why no water for Ocean View?

Islands push for Obama library

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Saturday, April 24, 2010
April, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:47 AM :: 9951 Views

Union man: Family values yes, Hanabusa no 

HB2290: We can’t eat houses

Erudite Letter from a liberal Fort Street lawyer 

Campaign Spending Commission nails prostitute, lets ‘johns’ walk

SCR 91 goes to House Committees: Protects Domestic Abuse victims  

HSTA member: “Trust me” -- keep BoE 

HB2290: Save our farmlands

Hannemann cancelled speed bumps for Kailua’s fatal Wanaao Road

Robotics: Despite Remote Geography, Priceless Opportunities in Ka’u

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Friday, April 23, 2010
April 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:29 PM :: 5554 Views

Djou raises $116,000 in one day

SB: A look at some of the upcoming forums featuring the three major contenders in the special election for Congress

Scrutiny of Advertiser sale urged: Inouye asks DOJ for review due to deal's potential fallout

Hawaii lawmakers agree on $10.2 billion spending budget, revenues next

Governor: Revenues will not come back until 2013

SB: Budget surplus rebates should not be optional

State lawmakers working to complete budget (ACT 221 tax credits could be chopped)

Shell Game: Hawaii Legislature Moves to Balance the Budget Using Special Funds

ADV: Stop the city parks scare tactics

Dispute over vacant jobs delays progress on city budget measure

ADV: Stadium must make money  (what a concept)

Former Hawaii bank supervisor pleads guilty to theft charges

DoE Teacher and Principal plead no contest in prostitution case

Religious Leftist: Pass civil unions bill to assure rights, not religion

ADV: That bill on fireworks? What a dud!

Honolulu income disparity with Neighbor Islands widens

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Thursday, April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:33 PM :: 10087 Views

VIDEO: Charles Djou on Sean Hannity show

Gay Civil Unions: No rest until April 29

Hooser, Hanabusa predict HB444 will bring gay marriage back before Courts

Child molester back at work at Hawaii Legislature

The Hill: Top of the ballot: The TV ad edition

Obama nominates Leslie Kobayashi to fill U.S. District Judge position

Hawaii lawmakers may use hurricane money to end furloughs DoE spared deeper cuts

Honolulu Budget includes tax increases

Honolulu Recreation cuts part of political game with State

Hawaii rents, already least affordable in nation, get worse

Maui prison plans revived

ADV: Don't give up fight for clean energy loans

Hawaii fireworks bill left sputtering in political maneuver

Maui: Decision to run brings mixed views

Dopers grill police on pot

Baby on board? No smoking allowed

Bill Allowing POW-MIA Flag to be Flown with U.S. and Hawaii State Flags Becomes Law

Sex offender faces a $2.5M civil judgment

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
April 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:57 PM :: 11080 Views

TOMORROW April 22 is voter registration deadline for Special Election -- register >>> here

Civil-union backers seek to resurrect bill

Obama stomps Inouye in Dueling fundraisers: Abercrombie beats Hanabusa 6-1 as Dem donors are “sucked dry”

SB echoes DCCC: Charges accumulate in Djou ads

TEA Party activist is first GOP candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor

Your tax increases at work

ADV: Loan could make UH-West Oahu a reality

Kawaihae Harbor expansion stymied by coral: What once was destroyed must be preserved

Accord reached on ban of shark fins

Honolulu's park recreation programs may get slashed: Recreational activity funds may be eliminated to help balance budget, Garcia says

Hawaii Co Council defers measure to fund repairs of private subdivision roads

Complete furlough plan unavailable: Frustration wraps up Kauai budget review

Hawaii teen whiz creates new math formulas

London TIMES: NATO investigates defence threat from wind farms

Hawaii unlikely to pass bond plan for clean-energy home loans

Anti-'birther' bill moves forward

'Local jobs' bill might backfire

Honolulu Civil Beat makes online debut

 

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
April 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 10305 Views

Inouye urges review of newspaper sale to company partly owned by Ed Case’s family

SB: Hawaii stifling charter schools

Waters of Life looks to future

Union Shills’ plan to launder HSTA demands into Gubernatorial campaign

CQ: New Filings Give Glimpse of Candidates’ Special Election Funding

PA-12: Burns/Critz 44/41 (PPP)

More Obama Admin lies: Stimulus bill adds destroys 11,000 Hawaii jobs

Latest data suggest auto sales decrease 1% in 1st quarter—lowest in over 20 years

Bank of Hawaii CEO to retire: Peter Ho will replace Allan Landon

Canceled contract cost keeps rising

Aid cut proposed for aged, disabled

Hawaii's A+ cost will probably hit $80: Parents expected to have to make up for $2.1M cut in funding

2 charged in murder over pakalolo

City ban on tents goes into effect

Controversial “Lanai” Council member eyes top Maui job

Council again grapples with concurrency

Kauai Administration trying to improve project accountability

Jack in the Box begins selling BLENDED Kona coffee

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Monday, April 19, 2010
April 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 6917 Views

Advertiser Endorsement: More Case family media manipulation?

POLITICO: Kos poll: Djou leads by three

Case, Hanabusa live outside the 1st District

Hawaii's Neighbor Islands could play big role in race for governor

SB: Efficient services is goal

To rule over Hawaii? Kyl: Liu's writings 'vicious'

Permanent curfew considered for Hawaii public housing project

Two bills to ban shark finning fishing must be merged into a final version

Killing is tied to pot farm

City to Enforce Removal of Homeless Tents, Carts from Parks

Hawaii curbside recycling falls 15% as print newspapers decline

Aloha Tower Development agency poised for success

Failed former Kauai Mayor & anti-Superferry snob, Joann Yukimura draws papers to run for Council

Socialist Hawaii forced to import lava rock

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Sunday, April 18, 2010
April 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 7276 Views

Loyal Democrat? Hanabusa helped GOP against Hirono in ‘06 

Advertiser Endorses Case—says he’s a Democrat and he showed up for votes

TAX HIKES: Hawaii's green efforts not cheap, but will pay off, hucksters say 

Barrel Tax: Democrat Burris demands State tax gas solely to raise price

SB: Taxpayers can't bail out health fund

CHARTER SCHOOLS: Furlough free  (Amazing what can be done by escaping the system)

SB: Union Shills defend motives

Kalapa: Bluff needs to be called in teachers contract

WHT Polls Union Shills’ Furlough Circus

UH Regents: Female leaders laud Gov. Lingle's record

UHM vs UHWO over bonds

After years, plans for old Navy station on Oahu taking shape

Senators’ Proposed DLNR cuts would run deep 

Kauai: Don’t furlough county public safety officers

Kauai: Trash collection fee on the horizon ($144/year or more fee increase)

Food Fight: Hawaii Food Bank muscles its way onto Kauai Food Bank’s territory

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Saturday, April 17, 2010
April 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 7789 Views

SB: Djou closes gap on rivals

ADV: Tight race for seat in Congress

Hawaii gas prices about to get pushed up by added taxes

HSTA shills’ plan now called “people’s plan” or “parents’ plan” by media

Hawaii gains jobs again in March, unemployment steady

DoE to begin extorting money from Developers

Gambling loss tax deduction reinstated in Hawaii

Proposed Hawaii law would prevent gun seizures during emergencies (passes Senate 21-0)

Homeless prepare for tent and shopping cart bans

Repairs on College Hill keep Greenwood in rental

UHH chancellor hopefuls named

UHWO nears deadline on campus project: West Oahu plans could hinge on bond financing

Charter Commission's proposed changes are headed for council review

Big Island hotel workers vote to strike

High cost of travel may be keeping visitors away

'Green' building code raising concerns ahead of vote to delay implementation

Scam Expands--A 2nd garbage patch: Plastic soup seen in Atlantic

 

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Friday, April 16, 2010
April 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 10556 Views

ADV: Djou is “most credible GOP candidate in years”

Hanabusa, Djou Raise Twice As Much As Case

Union shills insert themselves in Gubernatorial campaign

Furlough Protesters admit to collaborating with HSTA

$46M for child welfare in dispute

Don't let funding flame out for anti-smoking programs

Hawaii businesses must pay taxes earlier

Earmarks received by Senators Cochran & Inouye (combined): $890,000,000

Criminals May Have Harder Time Hiding New Arrests from probation Officers

Hawaii’s Health and Pension Funds Are Bleeding Red Ink

Study: Teacher Pension Plans on Shaky Ground

ADV: The man with 2 faces

Isles' new frontier? Space

Aiea firm gets grant to build biorefinery

Yagong: Why did county cancel land auction?

Wrong-way crowd: President mistimed sale of Bankoh stock

Antarctic mission: UH researchers return from an expedition with warnings about climate warming

US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

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