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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
October 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:21 AM :: 7682 Views

Honolulu rail faces key vote (countdown to lawsuit)

Furlough decree skipped process of public hearings, lawyer argues

Hawaii's short school year is within rules

ADV: Homeowner tax class provides a vital tool

Kauai Garden Isle polls furloughs--cutting waste not a choice

SB: Keep heat on child abuse

Stupid idea award winner: Release lots of criminals to save money

Kalapa: Hawaii State Government Has Expanded Beyond Its Needs - And Taxpayers Can't Afford It

Bob Jones: Superintendent of Education Needs to Report to Hawaii Governor

Raiding Funds, Raising Taxes, Not the Answer to Stopping Hawaii DOE's Furlough Fridays, Public Policy Leader Says

Reuse of treated water on agenda

Japanese ship to try to shoot down missile

Hawaiian Air pilots ask federal officials to offer arbitration

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Monday, October 26, 2009
October 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:04 AM :: 6329 Views

Hearings on furloughs sought

HSTA hits back at HGEA: Pay cuts alone don't save enough money

Teacher's win reflects well on schools

Fundraising has down side in Hawaii economy

SB: Keep moving on rail

250 positions in Hawaii saved or created by 'stimulus', data show

Gay & Robinson workers, retirees gather to remember

Merger of 3 stations' newsroom operations faces watchdog (sic) group's opposition

Greenhouse gas workshops planned

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Sunday, October 25, 2009
October 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:06 AM :: 6841 Views

Here's the theme of the day: Lingle: DoE Superintendent should be appointed by next Governor 

Hawaii officials say focus should be on budget deficit

Union chief says Hawaii governor ducking her role in school furor

Borreca: Why the furloughs?

SB joins circular firing squad, calls for Chaos: Let teachers vote again

ADV: Students still Hawaii teachers' top concern amid budget crunch

Radford HS Teachers Arrested In Prostitution Bust

Hawaii joins worldwide rally to stop global warming

Grumbling about rail isn't going to go away (Even Oi sees what is coming)

Enriques: Big Island 'Transparency' Legislation Not Needed

Flashback: Remains of 466 moved out from high-rise site

First bigeye tuna farm approved off Big Island (Shakedown next?)

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Saturday, October 24, 2009
October 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:47 PM :: 7101 Views

Lingle: DoE Superintendent should be appointed by next Governor

House Speaker rejects call for raid on hurricane fund to help schools (HGEA vs HSTA)

HR: Root of the DOE Crisis – Spending and Waste - Not Examined in Media Reports

Your ACT 215/221 tax dollars at work: Hoku sells out to Chinese Company

Hawaii reforming child welfare service

SB: Inouye's longevity benefits isles, nation

Youth project draws the line against climate change

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Friday, October 23, 2009
October 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 AM :: 8421 Views

Democrats go all-out to steer parents into demanding tax increases, DoE admits it can't keep track of furlough savings

Advertiser polls cause of furlough "chaos" (DoE, BoE not among choices)

UPW workers will be at schools even if classes canceled on 'furlough Friday'

Judge Ezra (initially) rejects effort to keep schools open  (Cites "chaos")

Furlough Frustration Turns Into Anger, then Action

Group looks at reshaping government

Agreement on reducing rail's impact not ready

More on Lanai Residency Decision

Micronesian plan extends as state explores options

'Dangerous' Hurricane Neki to pummel remote islands tonight

STIMULUS: Feds help Hawaii with heating bills

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Thursday, October 22, 2009
October 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 AM :: 8873 Views

Democrats, unions crank up drive for tax increase, raid on Hurricane Fund

Schools seek to swap training days to keep classes going for students

Two lawsuits seek to halt 'furlough Fridays' at Hawaii public schools

Furlough Fridays fail to invest in kids (Democrats, unions crank up drive for more taxes)

Honolulu awards first construction contract for rail-transit project

ADV: Iwi present a challenge for rail project (ADV editors display gift for understatement)

Hurricane warning remains in effect for Papahanaumokuakea

More Hawaii speeding cases overturned on laser-gun issue

White in Council Race

City will not put up Kaimuki Christmas Tree this year

Girl, 10, arrested on assault charge

Hamakua land sale garners support

TMT letter gets response from OHA crony

Kauai council approves deal to obtain oceanfront land

12,100 in Hawaii lost insurance in 2009 (thanks, Obama)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
October 21, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 AM :: 5765 Views

KGMB, Advertiser pump rally as Democrats co-opt

Campuses asking to extend hours, convert waiver days (parents undoing the DoE/HSTA scheme)

HGEA Unit 6 ratifies state contract

Borreca: Hannemann's dream could become nightmare

Put state pot law to use

Hawaii Supreme Court affirms Kahoohalahala a resident of Lahaina

Hawaiian Air parent's earnings up 408%

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
October 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 10793 Views

HGEA workers agree to cuts

Burial council won't sign rail pact  (Lines up with KSBE)

The Hill covers Djou fundraising lead

Jones Act Lawsuit Will Test Control of Hawaii's Shipping Monopoly

Dole expands plan to sell Oahu land

'Honolulu Star Bulletin' Refuses to Correct Inaccurate Stories on Camp Smith Cross Debate

With demand for fuel falling, ethanol plants look for other products to sell

Fewer use opiates, Isle testing firm says

A public university is a democratic necessity

Creative fixes needed for Aloha Stadium

Kauai: Ethics Board’s debate ‘weirder and weirder’

Hawaii County Audit: Highway funds wasted

Latest shakedown target: Land board to vote Friday on Kohala ahi farm proposal

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Monday, October 19, 2009
October 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:19 PM :: 9709 Views

Democrat Borreca plays "Furlough blame game"

Parents weigh furlough options as 1st day approaches

Waikiki retailers hurt by tourism slump

Maui News Poll: What should the state water commission decide about the waters of Na Wai Eha?

Hamakua land sale draws protest

ADV: Kauai green energy efforts show promise

Timeshare: Consultant lashes back at attempt to ‘silence criticism’

Weather system south of Islands now tropical storm Neki

Website to post 35-page complaint against longshot gubernatorial candidate

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Sunday, October 18, 2009
October 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:18 AM :: 6875 Views

Hawaii schoolteacher furloughs still on despite threat of lawsuit

SB: Furloughs carry special legal risk

Enrollment has not spiked in alternative student programs (All hype, no fury?)

Hawaii needs resolution to contract woes

Educator drug tests stalled anew (never a resolution to contract woes)

City preparing to fight expected lawsuits over Honolulu rail (this will be the end of rail)

(Felon gives lecture, Advertiser gives him free publicity) Ceded lands legal issues discussed

SB Oi: What's the attraction of lieutenant governor?

Employee wins $150,000 in suit against city

Maui News polls Water Diversion

Palamanui to get green light

Hawaii authorities hope to end Aloha Stadium site restrictions 

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Saturday, October 17, 2009
October 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:36 AM :: 9143 Views

Ruling awaited in water dispute

Parents Rally Against Furlough Fridays

Station owner fights opposition to merger

KIUC biomass deal ‘just a concept’

Court to hear opposition to Turtle Bay expansion

Other resorts may be affected by decision on environmental study

Potential land sale helps prompt Saturday Honokaa rally

Security guards fight airline workers at Maui airport

VIDEO: White House Communications director praises Mao Zedong

Obamacare: Lose weight or pay (MSNBC)

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Friday, October 16, 2009
October 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:28 PM :: 7789 Views

Furlough agreement will not avert layoffs, governor warns

SB: HGEA should accept contract

HGEA at UH: no furloughs

Inouye Cronies UH regents petition governor for funding

Will OHA kill sugar plantation on Maui?

Maui simmers over OHA water grab

Hawaii ranks high for meth-related crimes

Not guilty plea entered in Vegas for HPD officer

Prosecutors' flubs end in case dismissals

Big Isle Mayor's Attempts to tighten rules facing opposition 

ADV: Clarity needed in H1N1 flu public outreach

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Thursday, October 15, 2009
October 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 8180 Views

HGEA, state reach furlough agreement: 42 days over 2 years

Hawaii students' math improves but still below U.S. average

Whitewash Panel's report recommends 7 areas for DOE to improve

TV ad explains UH faculty union's rejection of contract

Shapiro: Congressional race intriguing contest

Pro-Abortion EMILY's List Endorses Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii's First Congressional District

ADV: State elections office resolution is critical

Foreclosures climbing in Hawaii

Dust still settling on go!, Mokulele deal

OHA cronies' Intervention denied again in hotel case

Hawaii Supreme Court To Review Turtle Bay EIS Case

Hawaii Supreme Court hears Arguments In Ala Loop Homeowners Appeal: Are State Zoning Laws "Environmental" Statutes?  (Bigger than Superferry?)

Hawaiian Electric signs with biodiesel supplier

Kauai power deal forged

Global Cooling: National weather outlook sees cool, dry winter in Hawaii

Surge: Hawaii's Sen. Inouye sides with McChrystal on Afghanistan

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
October 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 PM :: 11271 Views

"Furlough care" stalls due to lack of interest

Democrat Borreca: Furloughs could be key 2010 issue

Community fights Friday furloughs Union patsies demand tax increases

Isles' hospital death rate among worst

ADV: Council must stay the course on rail Mufi election plans

SB: Rail seems to be on track

Kauai agency to review permit process for home on burial grounds (Burials pt 1)

Hawaii court allows lawsuit over Kawaiahao Church graves (Burials pt 2)

State Sen. Bunda to run for lieutenant governor

Isle eighth-graders improve in math, national report card says

4 county clerks blast chief elections officer

Inmate punished for whistle-blowing, supporters say

Hawaii shakeup: Mokulele, go! airlines merge

Dole's Public offering puts worth at $1.2 billion

Fidelity is main Hawaiian shareholder

HRA complains about GOP's New Campaign

Hawaii Co. Audit critical of Public Works

Hawaii Co. Sunshine Law suit settled, county to pay legal fees

Smoke, but no fire over "Cannibis College" in Hilo

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
October 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:38 PM :: 9105 Views

Hawaii parents may sue over furloughs (Could destroy HSTA contract)

Religion risky for GOP  (Gay-Democrat Bulletin FEARS defeat)

ADV: Hawaii pilgrims celebrate as Damien finally gets his due

Rail project gets federal OK

Isle workers should be used for public projects (ie Rail)

Panel meets to get a grip on elections

Tax scofflaws face Thursday deadline

Kalapa: Ups and Downs of Those Hawaii State Revenue Collections

New Report Compares State and Local Government Tax Revenue Sources

Panel considers 6-person jury

‘Furlough Friday’ program providers may need child care licenses

Children and Youth Summit Tuesday at State Capitol

Maui County council defers ban on polystyrene plate-lunch containers

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Monday, October 12, 2009
October 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:08 AM :: 6309 Views

Hawaii evangelical churches plan election push

Gays march for equality to change marriage into what they want 

Red Cross seeks tsunami aid

Judge to decide on church digging

Hawaii making it hard to dodge your taxes

SB on plastic bags: Let's see how bans fare

Shovel ready?  WHT Polls Road Construction

Relic of Blessed Damien of Molokai to visit Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Battle bots

Rising rent worries Hawaii Kai farmers

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Sunday, October 11, 2009
October 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:58 AM :: 6393 Views

ADV: It's official — Damien of Molokai takes his place among the saints  (The News)

ADV: Hawaii's saint fulfilled humanity's ideals  (No, he fulfilled God's ideals)  (Gramscian rollback Part 1)

SB: Damien a hero to all  (arrogant secularists can barely contain themselves)   (Gramscian rollback Part 2)

SB Oi: No religious divisions in call to serve others (arrogant secularist on full display)  (Gramscian rollback Part 3)

SB: Polanski case highlights shift in views on sex with minors  (Who the Gramscians are)

Pohakuloa protesters: Marines are "Dirty Bumbs"

Hawaii rail transit Mufi election campaign faces tight schedule

Alleged mobster in custody in Honolulu after indictment

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Saturday, October 10, 2009
October 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:38 PM :: 8421 Views

Mayor Outlines Deal With HGEA

Good News: A Small Elite No Longer Runs Hawaii

Private Medical Foundation Plans New Hospital in Kihei, Maui

Charter school idea advances (after DoE planned to close rural school)

Isle teachers deserve praise for sacrifice

Na Wai Eha: HC&S speaks  (Will OHA destroy ANOTHER agricultural enterprise???)

Rail tax collection down 19%

Accused murderer jailed 7 times after 2006 arrest

Akaka and Inouye Push for Public Option in Healthcare Bill

Abercrombie on C-Span spinning furiously on behalf of surrender to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan 

UH Manoa UHPA "teach-in" against contract proposal

Honolulu: Audit faults upkeep, liabilities of Honolulu's city-owned vehicles

Hawaii County Council sued over reorganization 

Commission recommends 4-year council terms for Hawaii Co Council (four years for these clowns???)

Sound off on Hawaii Co building division (aka Dep't of Retaliation)

Kauai: Yoshioka’s 20.02D opinion released

Molokai to have St. Damien Church

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Friday, October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:49 PM :: 7238 Views

Hawaii sees tax revenues fall 9.7% during first 3 months of the fiscal year

As revenue falls by $112M, Lingle tells unions to settle

Maui News Polls Special Session

Parents protest Friday public school furloughs

ADV: Options to ease furloughs' effect are limited (tax hike? raid hurricane fund?)

Toguchi: Education board had to act in face of budget cuts

Contract rejected; UH, union head for mediation

SB interviews Cayetano on budget, book 

Honolulu City Council pushes forward on property tax break

Bill on sleeping is put to rest

Hawaii Co Council ousts four from leadership

State health officials baffled by Hawaii county swine flu legislation

SB: FCC should review TV deal

Superferry Bankruptcy: Anti-Superferry lawyer hasn't been paid

Silva tells pilgrims 'Damien cast out demons of despair'

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Thursday, October 8, 2009
October 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:32 PM :: 13661 Views

UHPA rejects contract seeking pay cut

Hawaii CC: Pay cuts will not be enough

Hooser says raid of hurricane fund could restore lost teaching days

Hawaii lawmakers look for ways to ease school furlough impact (Tax increase)

From Japan, Mayor says 'hogwash' to governor's criticism

Garcia warns colleagues of tax cut cost  (Mufi campaign scam)

ADV: Core services must survive budget-cutting

HPD test-fixing alleged

New law prohibits employment discrimination (sic) based on credit history

Federal workers in Alaska, Hawaii to lose cost of living pay

Abercrombie's Guam pork deal stricken from bill (still manages to waste lots of money)

Anti-American-war protest vs Stryker and other live-fire training Saturday

Honolulu Council to debate sidewalk sleeping today

Hawaii Co. Council votes against mandatory vaccinations

New water line raising concerns

Kauai joins Maui: Plastic bags to be banned

US Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Father Damien's Canonization to Statehood

Schofield Stryker brigade will return to Iraq

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
October 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 10812 Views

HGEA talks: Hawaii state employees face 42 furlough days this year, next (Mufi delaying settlement)

State duties may go to counties

Democrat Borreca: Lingle on a good day still the Great Communicator

Kaiser HS considers furloughs on planning days

Cutbacks squeeze schedules of Hawaii special-needs kids

UH faculty voting on 'final offer'

Health costs frozen for state workers

Hawaii Sen. Inouye going to Afghanistan to study war needs

'Person of interest' got out of prison day before visitor's body was found

State film office cuts impact Kaua‘i (More HGEA agit-prop)

Stalinist Honolulu Media council fights TV merger

Pope Benedict XVI greets Hawaii's 'miracle woman' in Rome

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009
October 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:38 PM :: 6124 Views

Isles No. 3 in poll's best places to live

Oahu Home sales and prices on the rise

Hawaii not getting its money's worth for education

Pearl City students, 10, report sexual assault at DOE School by "contract worker"

SB: Evidence must be flawless  (Somebody send these editors to Law School)

Kalapa: Understanding What it Will Take to Right Size Hawaii's Government

Glenn Wakai to run for state Senate

S. Kona bypass road still detoured by legal wrangling

State land board reviews timber licenses


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Monday, October 5, 2009
October 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:40 AM :: 10361 Views

Hawaii hotels post weakest summer ever

State talks with HGEA continue

ADV: Sniping puts jail in limbo

Kulani prison closed out of fiscal necessity  (HGEA/UPW lies busted)

Reorganization again on Hawaii County council agenda

Parker Ranch lost millions in '08

Kauai: Property values, home sales slipping

Aloha wear retailer emerges from bankruptcy

Obama faces jet engine discord

SB: Military's mission of aid


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Sunday, October 4, 2009
October 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 5139 Views

ADV: Furlough challenge to take concerted push

SB Oi: Lingle can be obstinate or show some leadership

University of Hawaii faculty vote on contract offer

Hawaii's Sen. Inouye defends earmarks for his home state

Hawaii Seed Industry flourishing

Council approves ban on GMO taro

In defense of taking land for public use

Maui Catholics traveling to Rome for ‘once-in-a-lifetime moment’

Now a civilian, Watada leaves military, headlines behind

Aloha Medical mission sends supplies

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Saturday, October 3, 2009
October 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:26 AM :: 9860 Views

OHA funded groups sue State over Mauna Kea management plan

ADV: State, HGEA close to labor settlement

UHH faculty, union huddle before vote

UH chief: Time to expand

Shapiro: Charter schools in danger

Honolulu Traffic: City's "new" rail plan is same as "irresponsible, obsolete" May 1 plan

Maui News Polls Mayoral race: Arakawa leads

MECO aim for 2010: Hike rates nearly 10%

KIUC board OKs construction plan

Judge delays hearing on Hawaii Telcom bankruptcy reorganization plan

Northern Marianas brace for Typhoon Melor

Tens of thousands in Philippines flee as Typhoon Parma approaches

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Friday, October 2, 2009
October 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 8477 Views

Local charter schools split on teacher furloughs

Charter schools advocate is committed to sustaining educational choice

Anti-Furlough Rally in Makawao

MRC Greenwood: UH ohana doing its best to cope with budget cuts

Speeding case Carlisle slams laser gun ruling

Tracking Your Taxes: Abercrombie's U.S. Worker Provision on Military Project Could Bleed Taxpayers

Busy U.S. troops help with Asian calamities

Filipinos in Hawaii sending money to flood-stricken relatives

Hilo pastor says mother is likely among Samoa Tsunami victims

Damien celebration begins as group heads to Belgium

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Thursday, October 1, 2009
October 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:44 AM :: 7961 Views

Hanabusa enters race for Congress

Advertiser polls CD 1 Race as if Djou did not exist

Honolulu rail funding shortfall shrinks (and cost grows) in city's latest estimate ("only" $360M short)

Tourism slides again in August

Isle bankruptcies hit 4-year high

SB: Petty politics over prison

Maui: March for return of water to 4 streams

Rubbish fee could generate $10M annually for county

Kauai: 3 charter amendments move forward

Hawaii Supreme Court disputes laser gun test in speeding case


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
September 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 AM :: 9044 Views

Democrat Borreca: Race for Abercrombie's seat should be exciting

Kat Brady: What are the real reasons for closing Kulani?

Ethics issues could block private hiring of furloughed teachers  (DoE excuse #1)

Deals could snarl school staffing (DoE excuse #2)

Hawaii poverty rate rose last year by 15,000 people to 9.1%

Georgi nails Islam Day

Maui County takeover of environmental reviews rejected

UH Manoa’s Gartley Hall Being Closed Due to Major Structural Damage

Florence Nakakuni Confirmed by Full US Senate as US Attorney for the District of Hawaii


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:26 PM :: 12636 Views

Charter schools skip furloughs (Convert every DoE School NOW)

Parents consider paying teachers (Who needs the DoE when we can do it ourselves)

Big Isle library stays open as donations top $100,000 (Who needs the DoE--we can fund it ourself)

Hawaii law to buy cheap prescription drugs fails

Lingle drops plans for Maui prison (Holding Legislator responsible for his chatter)

Kauai: County manager proponent quits

Appeals court judge will be retiring early

Honolulu rail's PR effort costs $5.6M

Hawaii officials to scrutinize cash transactions

Seawater project's price tag increases

SB: Isle Filipinos fear for loved ones in Manila

SB: Watada victory bittersweet

Kenoi vetoes Puna tent bill

County wins financial reporting award

NYT: Socialism takes a hit in Europe

ADV: Hawaii under tsunami watch after 7.9 quake off Samoa

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Monday, September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:19 PM :: 6719 Views

Lingle not to blame for teacher furloughs

Teachers' health cost stays same in Hawaii (VEBA Plan nearly insolvent)

ADV: OHA strategy gets needed fine-tuning

Shaping U.S. ocean policy (Fish farming?  Fishing strangled by enviros?)

Lay nets threaten Hawaii sea life

Time to move ahead with next landfill

Environmental Council defers further work

Hawaii beach weddings targeted

Abercrombie: Withdraw from Afghanistan 

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Sunday, September 27, 2009
September 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:33 PM :: 7907 Views

HSTA Insisted on Friday Furlough Days, tries to blame Governor

SB: OHA strategy hedges Akaka bet

Isle TV consolidation hurts public interest

Kalapa: State taxpayers are tapped out and bone dry

SB Oi:  State's lack of foresight has us making lemonade

ADV: Let's move off the dime, and on with rail (Mufi's election campaign hangs by thread)

Engineer flies daily to Kauai

Hawaii subsidies cut for livestock feed

Hawaii fishers at odds over what to do about declining catches

Hawaii Agit-Prop: DU killed soldier

Man facing felony charges gets 10 days in prison

Panelists underscore need to preserve land, animals  (Wanna be aristocrats demand land)

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Saturday, September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:52 PM :: 9380 Views

Hawaii teacher furloughs leave school trips, activities in limbo  (DoE choice of furlough dates Creating Chaos for 2010)

Economic growth in Honolulu at 1.4%

WHT: Hawaii health care could use major surgery

Couple alleges medical cover-up

SB Priority: Move on medical marijuana

Kamehameha School puts teacher on leave

Isle divorce rate among lowest

Honolulu may appeal 3-year limit on use of Leeward landfill site: 'Game of chicken'

Kauai: Salaries freeze for top county officials

County spends $77K on off-island trips

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Friday, September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:27 PM :: 6799 Views

Hawaii teacher furloughs will cut class time, not preparation days

Labor relations board orders state to provide HGEA with layoff criteria

Life and Death Medical Challenges in Maui

UHERO: Quarterly Hawai‘i Forecast Update: Recovery Still Around the Corner

Adv: Businesses need protection from tax shock

Budget shuffle keeps ag inspectors on the job (End one budget propaganda game)

Unemployed -- and annoyed (Beginning of another Budget propaganda game)

Honolulu gets to use Leeward landfill site for only 3 more years

SB: Board says councilwoman violated ethics code

Part of Sunshine Law suit dismissed

Islam Day honors commonality (one more lie about how this came to be held on Sept 24/Sept 11 Julian)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009
September 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:47 AM :: 10441 Views

SB: Apply school days off wisely

Manoa Faculty Grills UH On Budget

Anti-Superferry protester Hooser: Across-the-board layoffs do not create savings (Raise taxes and risk default to save my precious HGEA)

Office of Hawaiian Affairs downsizing, shifting strategy

Gay & Robinson era ends

Kauai: Attorney halts plastic bag ban bill

Bill marks start of solution to B&B dispute

Hoku's Idaho plant gets back on track survives for 2 more months

Guam measure sets up conflict

Court suspends Hilo lawyer Curtis Narimatsu

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009
September 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:26 PM :: 7795 Views

Teachers ratify new state contract by 81 percent

Democrat Borreca: Someday our legislators must learn to say 'No'

Republican Bean announces campaign for SD 24

'No evidence' to support allegations of corruption against Hawaii judge Michael Town

BJ Reyes: Hawaii ACORN Office Abandoned

Shapiro: With God on our side

Getting unions' vote, via Guam

Hawaii's tax burden ranks 24th in the U.S.

Liu blasted over layoffs

Honolulu council's zoning panel approves bill to lift B&B ban

Kauai: Shoreline, TVR bills deferred

Quintal: Aloha Tower agency made right call rejecting deal

Big Isle economy looks 'pretty bleak'

American Samoa governor says territory should buy tuna cannery

'Barbarian Princess' film title raises some hackles in Hawaii

HOPE offers benefits for justice system

ADV: Net neutrality still essential

Hawaii not seen as target in latest Islamist terror plot

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 PM :: 8385 Views

State labor talks could hinge on HSTA vote

Teachers vote on contract  (D-Day for Team Chaos 2010)

SB: Hawaii teachers face painful vote

Furlough dates set for Hawaii public school teachers

Schools need help through budget shortfall

Last inmates leave Big Isle prison

Isle housing costs now highest in U.S

Unity House gets final OK to buy Waikiki hotel

More than 10,000 children in isles remain uninsured (Obamacare agitprop)

Maui developer must pay $232,700 for damages blamed on construction

Waianae teacher and students march on after the high school's band program is shut down

Kauai police chief says he won't seek top job with HPD

Isle nonprofits are struggling

KTA reconsiders Hilo renovation

ADA upgrades over budget, behind schedule

County struggles to sell Hamakua property (Monsanto busts lie)

Economic Strength of Hawaii Seed Crop Industry Confirmed By Recent Reports

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Monday, September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 AM :: 8780 Views

Damien clan plans to attend ceremony

SB: Single ocean policy a tall order

Opportunities abound for Guard

Shelters see rising demand

Despite obstacles, condo project pushes forward

SB: Don't reward illegal B&B operators

Pot eradication continues

Your trash is going to cost you

SB: We are judged by how we treat our animals

QUACK: Naturopathic doctors get enabling legislation

Arts foundation layoffs imperil federal funding 

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Sunday, September 20, 2009
September 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 AM :: 11599 Views

Parents and teachers unhappy with proposed furloughs

241 removed from furlough list

SB: Legislature's Jobless fund inaction puzzling

U.S. Senate OKs $30M for Oahu rail

Kauai: OHA blocks bike path along highway

N Kona: New development in the works

Child-molester's friend Joe Bertram an advocate for what makes an individual

Burglary is top crime problem at UH

SB: Rising health costs outpace isle workers' pay, report says

Hawaii convention center falls far short of economic goals

HA: It's time to get Office of Elections in order


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Saturday, September 19, 2009
September 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:36 PM :: 10363 Views

Schools would likely be closed on the Fridays when teachers take furlough

Meetings by AARP help residents Obamabots pretend that Town-halls have happened in Hawaii understand health care reform

GMO taro ban wins initial approval

Professor accused of sex assaults over 6-year span

Kauai Indictment: ex-cop Bonachita pulled knife on Kagawa ‘South Park’ creator Parker also threatened

Hawaii Co. Councilor: Freeze county hiring

Kauai: Burial council to meet in October

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Friday, September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:20 AM :: 7303 Views

Unemployment fund running dry

Council should sleep on it

Wienert in favor of Kahului international airport

Hawaii County Council looks to keep the peace

UH professors to vote on "final" contract offer

UH professor arrested in sexual assault

Board must step up, make tough decisions

Hilo teacher to be sentenced for selling 'ice'

Kauai: Ex-cop Bonachita under arrest for weapons, burglary

Maui: Medical marijuana front for drug dealers

Furloughs begin for public defenders

Ex-Hawaii inmate awarded $932,900 for substandard medical care

AARP to brief public on health care reform pitch Obamacare

Abercrombie: F135 Mishap Shows Second JSF Engine a Must

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Thursday, September 17, 2009
September 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 8519 Views

Hawaii Labor Relations Board asked to halt layoffs

Lingle sued over plan to close prison

Hawaii schools hope to minimize effects of furloughs on classes

SB: Fix elections office (peddles vote-by-mail again)

2 Honolulu police put on leave after drug charges in Las Vegas  (paid or unpaid????)

Hawaii health insurance costs far outpacing wages, group says

Council favors sidewalk sleep ban

Tax exemption for energy projects wins Council OK survey finds Honolulu is not in the top 20 destinations for American tourists

CQ: Can Ex-Congressman Make Case to Return to Congress? 

Drug runner gets 15 years

Kenoi pushes for ethics reform (hilarious headline)

Ford's effort to rein in developer delayed

Baucus Bill could gut Hawaii Law: Exemption may be needed to keep employer-provided insurance programs intact

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
September 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 8780 Views

SB: Follow HSTA's lead

Democrat Borreca:  'Third rail' of isle politics (Gay Marriage) looms just over horizon

BOE panel rejects rise in bus fares

Arguments in report from Kamehameha Schools 'rehash' issues, official says

Broadband grants lure $350M in bids: Rural, under-served areas target of national program to improve online access

Adv: Fair Elections Now Act deserves support

Elections chief draws ire of Senate's finance chair

Kauai: Mayor supports plastic bag ban

Maui: Build 'em up and shake 'em down

Big Island Mayor eyes Deep and Painful Cuts

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:59 AM :: 7294 Views

Gov. Lingle reviewing HSTA-DoE settlement

Funding details on rail campaign remain secret

Five steps between Mufi and Rail

DoE/BoE Solution: School bus fare may go up 114% (so we can keep getting our 'top three years' and retire)

Hawaii cited in report for improving children's health care

Report ranks city's economy 19th best

Property crimes in Honolulu dropped as violent crimes rose

Maui judge formalizes ruling that bans electronic voting

Isles' beef, pork, egg production drop

Hon Adv: Supreme Court should clarify worth of years-old Turtle Bay EIS

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Monday, September 14, 2009
September 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 PM :: 10306 Views

7.8% in Hawaii are uninsured

SB: Tort reform worth trying  (Prep work for next Legislative session)

No pot task force this year (now THIS proves the crisis is SERIOUS)

Increase in food demand overwhelms soup kitchens

Kobayashi spent $88,475 to win seat

Consumption up 15% since conservation goal set 2 years ago

Tower of trouble

Hokulia furloughs most of its staff (destroyed by OHA greenmail--finished off by the Obama economy)

West Hi Today vs Cnty of Hawaii: 9/12 Update

Kauai: Vacation rental owners ‘beg’ county for help

South Point resort development eyed

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Sunday, September 13, 2009
September 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:38 AM :: 9139 Views

VIDEO AP Fact Check: Obama's Health Care Claims

Nursing home fined $3,000: Nu'uanu Hale incident focuses attention on patient 'dumping' issue

Kamehameha Schools proposes cheaper Honolulu rail plan

Hawaii Students, Soldiers Unite at Freedom Walk to Honor Those Who Died in 9-11 Terrorist Attack

Honolulu Chief remembers lost loved one in 9/11 attack

Hilo students mark Sept. 11

9/11 + 8

2.1% seat decline expected in Isles

Friends of the Library of Hawaii has received heartfelt letters and $50,000 in donations

School support groups pitch in to find funds

Taking back the streets

Charter proposal could double council terms

No can: Kenoi vows to veto land sale bill

Kauai: More crime, less time

Kauai: Still no consensus on 20.02D

Scrutiny grows over Raycom's Hawaii TV station merger

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Saturday, September 12, 2009
September 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 PM :: 7590 Views

State, UPW fight over arbitrator

State turning to inmate labor to save in Hawaii's budget crunch


Changes prompt deaf residents to sound off

Kohala school closing considered

DHHL case in judge's hands

State speeds probe of Hawaii County Council's actions

Keaukaha man refuses to pay HECLO monthly charges of up to $1,600

Big Isle ag interests lobby at state Capitol to keep inspectors

Puna teacher is isle's best

Ex-Hawaii resident faces life in prison for distributing meth (Vegas-Honolulu connection)

SB: U.S. tourism bill good for isles

Hawaiian Air pilots vote to allow strike

Unfinished Honolulu condo headed for foreclosure auction

Adv: Time to try more rename Obamacare "Holistic Health Care"

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Friday, September 11, 2009
September 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 PM :: 6804 Views

Grief for Hawaii victim of 9/11 'closer to surface' on anniversary

Lingle seeks ways to cut expenses after tax revenue collections drop 5%

UHERO: Construction industry has yet to hit bottom

Workers' comp costs cut again: Hawaii employers likely to get 4.1% premium break

Suit filed over 'unilateral' move to fill justice post (Democrat power grab)

Sandwich Isles asks FCC to overturn ruling that rejects aid for new undersea cable

Entertainer Bumatai sentenced in tax case

'Career criminal' indicted on charges of assaulting, murdering Kalihi teen

Kamehameha must renew sense of trust

Atheist Lobby: Exclude religion from discrimination laws

SB: Public option should not kill deal

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Thursday, September 10, 2009
September 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:32 AM :: 8483 Views

Lingle, HGEA said to be near deal

Caldwell entering mayoral race

Okino to run against state Rep. Oshiro (Gay marriage Democrat Showdown)

DePledge: Hawaii Ron Paul Supporters Implode

DePledge: Ron Paul Supporter Eric Ryan dumps Carroll, sets up anti-Lingle site

A gift from Obama: Andy Winer leaves Hawaii

Kauai: Plastic Bag Ban Deferred

Hawaii County Council Power Play: Public can have its say -- again

FAKE? -- Big plan for Ka'u unveiled

Hawaii County: Proposed amendment could make recalls easier

Hawaii hotels have 'worst summer' with July occupancy 70.3%

Hawaii foreclosures filings in August 2nd-highest on record

Delinquencies soar in Hawaii car loans

Alleged sex-assault victim has grown reclusive

SB: Report sex assaults

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
September 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 9934 Views

Honolulu Meth-Dealer Protection Racketeer tied to Mehau, politicians

Hilo man held in child porn (on probation)

Hawaii murder suspect already on probation in domestic violence

SB: HOPE deserves support

Big Isle man charged in 5-year-old's death

KSBE: Next time a girl is raped and kidnapped, police will be notified (this is progress?)

Senators offer option to air layoff concerns  (no solutions, just another HGEA campaign 2010 rally)

More Honolulu employers plan to trim jobs

Kauai: Commission defers action on 30 vacation-rental requests (Stimulating the economy, eh?)

State of Hawaii Heats Up the Fight Against Bed Bugs (another problem for tourism caused by environmentalists)

Democrat Borreca: Polls in governor's race too sketchy to count on

160 soldiers back home 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
September 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:54 AM :: 6701 Views

Economy dims unions' festivities

State disputes dropout count (The figures don't lie but the DoE sure can figure)

Hawaii's private schools boost aid

The Akaka Bill Dilemma

SB gives space to "Truther": Local TV-film industry is precious investment

Shield law protects isle filmmaker's sources

Fishing village at Honolulu's Pier 38 may soon be fully leased

HMSA hired lobbyist to seek stimulus cash

Kauai Ethics Board’s opinion may set precedent

Adv: New 'circuit breaker' can ease tax burden

Renewable energy surging

Animal Liberation group harasses UH scientists

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