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Sunday, August 30, 2009
August 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 9434 Views

Lingle meeting with Cabinet, directors over budget spending cuts

HA: Don't panic: Stimulus still can work here

$1B in Hawaii state investments tied up

Lapses noted in fiscal reporting

Inspector layoffs may mean near ‘shutdown’ of imports

HGEA: Lingle to ban Christmas

Academic initiative needs funding

Hamakua land sale decision predestined by county officials

Molokai tensions grow over huge water rate hike pending approval

Hawaii Democrats reprimand senator over civil-union e-mail

Akaka bill opposed by civil rights panel

Undersea power cable tests moxie

Candidate touts ‘Abercrombie advantage’

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Saturday, August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:41 AM :: 12387 Views

Why Hawaii Offers Free Health Care for Compacts of Free Association Migrants

Lingle, HGEA Spar Over Negotiations

Furloughs delayed 2 weeks after contract talks stall

Hawaii Courts Cut Drug Treatment Funding

US Commission on Civil Rights to Congress: We Still Oppose the Akaka Bill

Actor-turned-aide reaffirms Obama's support of Akaka Bill

Land Use Commission rejects 12,000-home project in Ewa

Aloun Farms Owners, Thai Recruiter, Indicted on 'Engaging in a conspiracy to commit forced labor and visa fraud'

Where's the Cash for Clunkers?

National group advises stabilizing Waikiki natatorium


Mokulele denies analyst report that it may close

Sierra Club might appeal Land Board's denial of hearing on Mauna Kea management plan


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Friday, August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:35 AM :: 9701 Views

Dowling defaults: Makena Saved ("Save Makena" pretends not to be happy)

Hawaii, state worker union move closer to deal on furloughs

State Deals With Add $98 Million To Budget Shortfall

Revenue forecast may hinder rail funding

Libraries choose furloughs over layoffs

UH seeks to delay faculty paychecks by 1 day to (pretend to) save cash

Rock-bottom airfares hurt airlines in long run

Josh Green, Hawaii Obamabots mobilize to back destruction of medical care

ACT 221/215: Liens filed over Hoku Scientific plant

Hawaii must bolster broadband network

Judge OKs HawTel revival plan

Iwi Hypocrisy: Church project hit with second suit

Kauai Headlines

Army's depleted uranium claims questioned by usual gaggle of activists amplified on front page of paper

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Thursday, August 27, 2009
August 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:39 AM :: 8341 Views

Hawaii visitor arrivals up 1.3% — but their spending drops 12.4%

Honolulu police chief says aloha to job, but may go into politics

FLASHBACK: New Police Chief Orders Break Up of Real Life Superhero 'Batman and Robin' Team

'Time running out' for Micronesians

Libraries go for furloughs, not closures

Garbage shipment dispute settled

Pearl Harbor, Hickam to merge

Audit of Hawaii County Public Works just completed

Conflict Within NAACP Hawaii Membership Builds

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:27 AM :: 7269 Views

Djou healthcare town hall draws 200

Negotiations On State Workers' Contracts Resume

SB: Lingle merits praise on stimulus spending

Native Hawaiians optimistic at convention with speeches on federal recognition

Hawaiian Telcom expects profit shortly after leaving bankruptcy

DoE Advertiser: More than half of Hawaii high school grads head to college

SB: SAT scores show mixed results as more isle students take exam

Hawaiian Airlines pilots out picketing

Hawaii inmate says he was sexually assaulted

Mauna Kea CMP ruling Friday

Connections charter school plans campus in Kaumana

Holes in the Road: Few details on Hawaii County paving

Democrat Borreca: NIMBY outlook changes with the economic times

Waihee BK: Big Isle project files for bankruptcy

Hawaii credit card delinquencies rise

AG office says city job not a conflict

Advertiser: State must find money to secure hospitals grant

Statehood: Rational retrospective

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
August 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:35 PM :: 7926 Views

State revises economic forecast lower

Inouye: "We're going to come out of this with flying colors."

SB: Legislators erred on arbitration law, don't raise taxes

Advertiser's Hint to Legislature: Oahu taxes low for travelers

Advertiser: 'Race' for school funds will take teamwork

Closure proposal affects 3 libraries on Maui, Big Isle

Cash for Clunkers: Hawaii Dealers still not paid

Hilda unlikely to affect Hawaii

20-year ecological study set on Big Isle

Civil rights training looks to curtail harassment

ECOS: Save fertile soil at Ho'opili site

Rep. Mizuno denies claim he broke law by failing to report abuse allegations

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Monday, August 24, 2009
August 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 PM :: 4317 Views

Van Dyke on Amendments: Akaka Bill would be 'win-win'

Watchdog Democrat Attack Dog Questions Djou Campaign Photos, KITV eagerly repeats smear

Chief Justice William S. Richardson Talks About Statehood Memories

Last of the Territory: Konawaena High grads reunite a half century later

Inouye parries Obama on jets

Leftists continue to drag down quality of UH Manoa academics (UHM earns a "C" in national report)

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Sunday, August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 AM :: 8152 Views

SB: HGEA Arbitration to put Legislature in "difficult position"

HA: State must plan now for lean government

Kalapa: Session marred by lack of quality work product

City's financing options for $5.3B Oahu rail system may be limited

SB: Inouye earmarks beneficial to Hawaii

Food stamp enrollment surges in Hawaii, with 9% now getting aid

Princess' plans fill tourism's sails

Builders ‘banking on’ big projects that are on hold

Tavares on 18 injection wells: Get rid of all of them

Statehood: Maui News takes a look back 50 years without any Gramscian propaganda

'Blended Nation' examines race, from 'hapa' viewpoint

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Saturday, August 22, 2009
August 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 PM :: 8988 Views

Double-barreled blast of anti-Statehood propaganda

Maui GMO taro ban proposal goes to full council

New health complex in Hana step closer to reality, but some residents against it

Lewin: Health care reform benefits Isles

He kupa hānau o ka 'āina? UH Hawaiian Studies goes "Birther", gets space in Star-Bulletin

Mainland prisons cheap but problematic

Shipping antitrust lawsuit dismissed

DLNR officer returned to duties

Ethics panel runs out of field audit funds

Pine Trees: Residents turn out in force at meeting

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Friday, August 21, 2009
August 21, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:19 PM :: 9205 Views

Hawaii has come long way in 50 years

Rich culture vital to Hawaii's state

Re-examine post-statehood identity

Peaceful protests greet Admission Day

KGI: Statehood! From agriculture to tourism, 50 years of economic changes

Maui News: The effects of statehood differ among Hawaiians

Preliminary Testing Results Show 187 Schools Did Not Meet Standards by NCLB

State health plan raises alarm

Island Hotel Occupancy Down To Record Levels

Unemployment rate falls

Hannemann Administration Misled the Honolulu City Council on Rail Finances

Governors resist Reserve plan

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Thursday, August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 AM :: 9147 Views

MUFI's COVERUP: City estimated that Oahu rail funding may fall $500M short

50 | A Statehood Journey 1959 ~ 2009

HGEA wants Hawaii state layoffs blocked until union is 'consulted'

Proposal would benefit laid-off state workers on verge of retirement

Hawaii elections office to pay bills first, leave 4 key positions unfilled

Senate confirms Craig Nakamura as chief judge on Hawaii appeals court

Hawaii scuba instructor finds plastic clogging Pacific

Hamakua land sale still on hold

Hemmings' refusal to run again could erode GOP's Senate ranks

Kidani should avoid conflict in state votes

New Kaua’i Indicators Report released

Kauai Council still probing Web tampering

Comments sought on depleted uranium issue

ADV: Creative solutions to help schools

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:17 AM :: 8473 Views

Hawaii's schools: A bureaucratic maze

Yes, binding arbitration may cost state in the end

Hemmings won't run again

Sex offender gets 20 years: SB ties to Duke Aiona

Inouye discusses Akaka Bill, earmarks

Akaka, Hirono, Inouye won't host health care talks for constituents

Inouye fundraiser raises $1 million

Hawaii TV stations merge news services

Hawaii's women inmates being removed from Kentucky prison

Officer Arrested In Vegas Had Trouble At HPD

WSJ: Heavy Reliance on Tourism Has Hawaii's Economy Hurting

Kalapa: Steps Needed to Make Paradigm Shift in Hawaii's Public Housing

Isles a bit above ACT average

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 PM :: 8823 Views

Senator's city job questioned

HPD officers face drug charges

SB: Property tax proposal needs further review

CQ: Abercrombie Can't Use Federal Cash for Hawaii Gov. Race

Program collects $14M in back taxes

Special report: 50 years of doing business in Hawaii

PBN Poll: Do you think Hawaii has done enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its statehood?

"Celebrating" Statehood: By reenacting the overthrow?

State Senate Considers Nakamura's Confirmation as Chief of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals

US Senate Appropriations committee to meet in Honolulu

Stimulus: Anti-GMO activists get federal funds for "seed bank"

Mayors spar over Hale Mua project

‘Unreal’ volunteers, donors heal wound; races back on

The last National Guard's 29th Battalion returns to Hawaii Friday after 10 months in Kuwait

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Monday, August 17, 2009
August 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 AM :: 8612 Views

Fukino nails SB: ObamaCare pay cuts for MDs, $563B Medicare cuts

Inmates prefer Kentucky, some say

State's math scores still lag

DLNR's 'Plan B' needed to keep up facilities

UPW 'Bumping' plans under way

Boards overseeing water, tourism and rural hospitals spent $1 million since 2005

Kaawa Elementary School $2.3M repairs could stave off closing--or not

SB: Happy you live Hawaii, despite shortcomings

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Sunday, August 16, 2009
August 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:03 PM :: 8479 Views

Isle regulations pose hurdles 'to do business'

Hawaii film industry not getting the 100% tax credit needed

Advertiser: Reflecting on our past, present and future

Rail tax revenues fall short of target

Honolulu's per-capita cost for rail: $4,000--over 400 times as expensive as the cheapest systems

Hawaii government employees balk at switching medications  (Union members don't like socialized health care)

Proposal would change the way Maui council elected

B&B permit processing ‘faster’

Volunteers spruce up Kuhio Park Terrace as part of National Community Service Day

Sonny Kaniho dies at age 87

Abercrombie wants to change capitols

County Council back in Kona to rehear items

Hawaii Statehood Hurrah

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Saturday, August 15, 2009
August 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:38 AM :: 7090 Views

Opponents: State worker layoff could imperil isle agriculture

Layoff list of state positions released

Haole Drug dealer, outsider found not guilty of assault on Hawaiian woman at Iolani palace

Abercrombie in good shape despite ruling

Land Board OKs rise in park and ocean fees

Deflation: Prices up only 0.3% in Hawaii, drop nationally

Lanai: HI Supreme Court To Review Maui Council Residency Challenge

Maui News Polls Healthcare Townhalls

Kohala fish farm: Shakedown begins

Advertiser: A superb gift for Waianae

Government interference in commercial leases not constitutional, HRPT says

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Friday, August 14, 2009
August 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:54 PM :: 8463 Views

Profile: Micah Kane new KS Trustee

Rail drives car dealer into bankruptcy

Stimulus funds boost Mufi's campaign, rail transit costs jump $117M

Elect Mufi Homeowner tax bill advances

Utilities are ruled part of Molokai Properties

'Bunch of miracles' add up to $21M for Kapolei project

Land Board's 'Plan B' ups fees at parks, harbors, campgrounds

Adv: Hawaii needs an upgraded e911 system

2010 will be here before you know it

Inouye Ignores Veto Threat Against F-35 Engine Funding

Mokulele owner buys Frontier

Pelosi defends townhall protesters "Free speech....I love it"

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Thursday, August 13, 2009
August 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 6649 Views

Hawaii state workers' union drops pay cut offer

Democrat Borreca: Union offers state pay freeze proposal

HGEA proposes four-day work week

Will Abercrombie Dump Out of the 2010 Governor's Race?

UH Manoa to send more pink slips in Sept.

Home foreclosures in Hawaii soar to record 990 in July

SB: Caution needed in Ewa Plain development

Group calls on judge to reject report on Makua

Experts: Felicia a benevolent storm, Guillermo next?

Naeole faces ethics cases

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
August 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 14115 Views

Kuwait thwarts bomb plot at base where Hawaii troops stationed

Kaneohe Marines leading new assault in Afghanistan

Abercrombie not allowed to transfer $900,000 to gubernatorial campaign

WTO win could open China's door to US companies

Industrial tenants rebelling over rents

Tenant councils can boost residents' safety

Massive development planned for Ewa Plain could have big impact

Down to Earth plans new stores  (economy tanking but eco-nuts are still growing)

Ka Loko Dam suits may be settled soon

Layoffs: Testimony AgitProp sought by Senators on Isle impacts

Maui News Poll: On-line commenters are "unsavory protesters"?

Soft on Crime: Sex Offender sets up "castle" in Kaneohe 


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
August 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 7980 Views

Felicia falls to tropical depression before reaching Maui  (check out Maka at lower left)

Isles' economic outlook rated 41st

Health care angst justified, GOP says

Hawaii public worker pay proposals go to arbitration panel

Funds Cut but Mental health service grows

State pension fund sheds $2.03 billion (thanks, Obama)

Kamehameha Schools makes the right move

Census plans more accurate reading of Native Hawaiians

Filipino-American WWII vets still await payment

Hawaii County Mayor Kenoi Urges Board Of Education to Abandon West Hawaii School Impact Fee Plan

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Monday, August 10, 2009
August 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:57 AM :: 7965 Views

Tropical Storm Felicia maintains its strength and its course toward Hawaii

Abercrombie fund shift raises concern

Adv: Hawaiian federal recognition gets its shot

Just in time for Akaka bill, another blast of Gramscian propaganda: Some Hawaiian activists reject statehood, saying it's a 'crime'

Sen. Gabbard to appeal reprimand by Oahu Democrats

'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate

Scrapping cars a long task

Hawaii skateboard park plagued by years of delays, cost overruns

Funding loss slows 9-1-1 upgrades

Capitulation: U.S. willing to hold direct talks with North Korea

Oahu drinking-water use down 7% since 2001

Kauai police chief sued by his brother

Tropical storm watch in effect for Oahu, Big Island and Maui

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Sunday, August 9, 2009
August 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 6954 Views

Double blast of propaganda ends pause in the Gramscian War on Hawaii: "Hawaii's move into statehood traumatic for many Hawaiians"

Another blast of propaganda:  Pride in Hawaiian culture reawakened 

SB: Refine Akaka Bill to survive fight (Freddy Rice to become member?)

Fewer S. Koreans visiting Hawaii than expected under visa waiver

State preservation division admits criticisms are correct

Partnership blesses the Leeward Coast (not 4th KS Campus)

Felicia on track to reach Hawaii by Monday

Maui: Bill to allow home-based businesses more leeway

Un-Affordable housing: Education impact fees could add up for homeowners

Kalapa: We should rid ourselves of the 'ainokea' attitude

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Saturday, August 8, 2009
August 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:20 PM :: 7540 Views

Hawaii tax collections in July fall 3.9%, even more than expected

GOP challenges Abercrombie shift of campaign money

Kobayashi wins election to return to Honolulu City Council

Kawaiaha'o Church asks that lawsuit be dropped (iwi hypocrisy)

SB: Set more conditions for North Korea

KGI: Ka Loko civil lawsuits to be settled soon

Nishiki flag flap flusters

Council OKs buyback of two affordable homes

HMSA: Waimea woman denied coverage for liver transplant after marijuana found in her system

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Friday, August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 AM :: 8929 Views

Obama backs Native Hawaiian self-governance bill

Hawaii state workers' union demands delay in layoffs

Abercrombie Accuses Hannemann Of Attacking his Integrity

Submitted votes lag as Council special election nears end

Iolani palace angered by Akahi verdict

Historic preservation: Federal review merits fast track

Hawaii state, county workers must fill prescriptions by mail

Hawaii County Council reshuffle put on hold

Maui: Pulelehua, Olowalu projects get attention

Maui council panel advances bill that would ban shark tours

Kauai: Council Rule 15(b) ignored

Better count needed for Hawaiians

No state ethics charges over UH's Sugar Bowl travel expenses

HEI Rakes it in, complains

Felicia Weakens to CAT 2 

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:21 PM :: 10703 Views

Hanabusa readies run for Abercrombie's seat

Unions must do their part to resolve crisis

Felicia Upgraded to Cat 4, expected to weaken

Special Senate Session Set to Consider Hawaii Judicial Nomination

Electricity rates jolt customers

State regulators kill HECO's plans to supply biofuel to new plant

SB: Lingle picks new director for DHHL

Preservation unit under probe (Maneuver by Hee, Abercrombie?)

Former judge linked to stripper pleads guilty to bank fraud in Ewa Beach home buy

Waimanalo is a safer place because of the beach brigade

Mayapple McCullough, Big Island victims' advocate, dies at 62

Hawaii Co Council undoes reorganization, reconsiders nullified votes

Hamakua land sale delayed

33 missing after ferry sinks off Tonga

Senate confirms Sotomayor

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 AM :: 10870 Views

Socialized healthcare: Inouye plays ‘wait and see’ (Hawaii has a swing vote)

OHA's plans to shake down telescope

Hawaii state workers may face more layoffs

Big Isle keeps eye on Hurricane Felicia

Home Lands trial under way

Chinatown opposition may block housing for Honolulu homeless

Planning panel breezes through 20-year ‘needs,’ ‘desires’ of isles

Kobayashi Council Campaign Banned from

Money does the talking, but votes do the walking

100-year-old piece of equipment replaced at Wainiha hydroplant

Mediated Settlement Reached in Ka Loko Dam Breach Civil Cases, Court Documents Show

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 12470 Views

Hawaii may raid its hurricane relief fund to plug state's deficit

Two new storms heading our way

More DemoProp: Ag layoffs will have big impact on Big Isle

Hawaiian Electric's 4.7% hike kicks in ($207 more per customer)

After almost 10 years, Hawaiian homelands suit set for trial today

DHHL chairman Kane leaving position soon

Hamakua land sale: A sweetheart deal at county expense?

Depleted uranium no risk to public, Army contends

Maui Council votes for a total tax exemption on kuleana lands

SB: Use penalties to limit harm to reefs  (Break a coral go BK...)

HA: City must explain actions in dumping case

Changes coming to UH as Hurricane MRC arrives

New GI bill offers college for free

N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists after President Clinton Grovels in Pyongyang

Scientists study huge plastic patch in Pacific

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Monday, August 3, 2009
August 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 PM :: 6545 Views

Hawaii schools' failure to come up with new excuses for not meeting benchmarks troubles officials

Honolulu Airport contract probed

Hoku hopes bonus plan retains execs (Act 215/221 Tax credits at work)

More island families moving in together

A bidding challenge means College Hill will not be ready for the new UH president

Net enticement hard to assess

Hawaii's homeless, rousted from parks, now living in remote areas

Study says organic food offers few advantages

Kauai County officials ponder sustainable solutions

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Sunday, August 2, 2009
August 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:31 AM :: 10537 Views

Shared Sacrifice? Labor executives in Islands averaged 9.4% salary hike last year

Stimulus money funds "Puka Panty, LLC"

"Honk if I bought you a new car"  Cash For Clunkers program boosts Hawaii auto sales

Hawaii has a lot to gain from open ocean aquaculture

Reinventing nonprofits for a new reality (jobs for Democrats)

Board OKs Malaekahana development

General plan proposing a ‘growth belt’ for W. Maui  (No Sierra Club protest here....hmmmmm)

Lawsuit: Kauai County acted in ‘spirit of mischief’

Soft on Crime justice system kills criminal

Jury acquits lifelong criminal Akahi of felony burglary charge (Admission Day is almost here--we can stop faking it soon)

Hawaii County Police fly new pot raids with last year's money

"Faggot Dance" continues, McMackin burned at stake

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Saturday, August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:54 PM :: 9279 Views

SB: Hannemann leads political fundraising (Democrat Psy-ops)

HA: Hannemann ahead in fundraising for Hawaii governor's race (More Democrat Psy-ops)

Rail in trouble--EPA blasts Mufi's plan in EIS statements

Hanabusa fails again: Ruling keeps Leeward Oahu landfill open

Kauai Planning Dept. defends shoreline bill

Kauai Frustration: Farm worker housing bill deferred again

Foreclosed: Sheraton Keauhou sold to Bank of America for $8M

Hawaii County: Firm's suit groundless (Retaliation by County Department Director)

GTMO Greenwell lobbies for federal lobbyist

HA: Time to quicken pace on District 5 voting

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Friday, July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 11111 Views

SB: An epidemic of stupidity spreads across the nation (and Obama is the carrier)

SB: 'Clunker' program temporarily halted  (Obama's bait-n-switch)

Kauai: "Sovereignty" activists join Osama-lovers and anti-Superferry activists against Statehood

Hokulia Redux? Judge rules for county, developer in Waipouli resort lawsuit (OHA gang will appeal until paid)

Sacramento Indians hope bill will restore sovereignty -- in Hawaii

Slom: Standing Up for America; Standing Up for the Wienermobile

Hoku loses $905,000 in quarter (ACT 215/221)

Hello, Hainan Air!

SB: Repealing law would attract ships

Young Brothers rate hike to impact businesses, residents

UH's consensus builder steps down (As Hurricane Marcy bears down on campus)

Gramsci at work: McMackin language stirs uproar

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Thursday, July 30, 2009
July 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 10471 Views

UH-West Oahu sees CEDED land sale as a way to fund construction

ADVERTISER: 'Ahi farming must be eco-friendly

Beautiful beaches, dirty water (thanks to failure of government to invest in sewage systems)

Small wind systems: now, later or never? (Enviros protest against clean energy)

Democrat Borreca: Candidates should explore solutions, not self-success

UPDATED: Hawaii Reporter Election Guide for Honolulu City Council Race to Fill Vacancy Left by Duke Bainum's Death


Church defends bid to build homes in Malaekahana

Amazon reinstates affiliates in Hawaii

Young Brothers raising rates 13 percent

Burglary trial begins for Hawaiian mis-leader in Iolani Palace occupation

Justice Dept. asks Hawaiian Telcom to diclose loan source

36 apply for job as Honolulu police chief

Faith-based treatment for substance abuse an option (Will OHA block THIS drug treatment facility also??????)

Hawaii kids worse off than report says

Depleted uranium at Pohakuloa no threat to public, Army report says

Storm system southeast of Hilo could turn into cyclone

Japan: A case for modernization

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
July 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 8933 Views

Judge submits final ruling against furloughs for Hawaii workers

McClain signals UH close to layoffs

Hawaii tourism pocketed $882 million less so far this year

Pono, Chong?  Hawaii residents now taxed on Vegas winnings even if they lose

Big Island mac nut grower may get six-figure investment

25% of council ballots in so far

Hawaii at risk, experts warn (More Global Warming Hype)

Hawaii slips to 18th in U.S. in well-being of its children

Private Donors step up: Prep sports score $430,000 backing

Air America Owner is Convicted Felon

No doubt about Obama's birth

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 PM :: 8771 Views

Djou beating Case more than 2-1 in fundraising (Hanabusa 100K in debt)

$11,060 spent per student in Isles

Judge dismisses hotel's bid for voluntary bankruptcy

Espero to introduce legislation declaring birth certificates to be public records

Yoshimoto's "Coup Reversal" Reso to be Heard on August 4

Hokulia redux: OHA, "1000 Friends of Kauai" seeks revocation of resort permits

(Just in time for new President) UH center to incorporate trans-gender policy

State needs reliable air service to Kalaupapa

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Monday, July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 PM :: 9493 Views

New target for Greenmail: 27-acre open-ocean fish farm nears launch off Hawaii's Big Isle

Fresh start for Charter School (And STILL beats the regular DoE schools)

Global Cooling: 3,000 Low Temp Records Set This July!

Carbon dioxide a growing threat to ocean life

Climate data catches experts off guard

Stimulus will buy low-income Hawaii families solar heaters

SB: Middle class wary of not fooled by health care bill  (cheer unabashedly--DEFEAT OBAMACARE YEEEEAH!)

Commentary: State legislatures facing grim outlook

Budget cuts increase fears for child safety

Hawaii nonprofits hit hard by funding cuts accountability

HGEA Agitprop: Rape no less a crime when victim is in prison

Marking our statehood milestone

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Sunday, July 26, 2009
July 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:24 PM :: 10195 Views

"Facilitate voter fraud"--Democrats push for Voting by mail in Hawaii

(Obama attacks tourism AGAIN!) Resort travel policy could burn Hawaii

Kalapa: Raising the GET rate not the same as raising the sales tax rate

Philadelphia junket: States act to plug deficits

Death of 221 will weigh heavily on Lingle's legacy (death squeal of a subsidy pig)

Last Kahuku bon dance brings smiles, tears

Kane'ohe site to add care beds for elderly

Elder abuse on rise

Public housing audit must be all-inclusive

Democrats miffed over Gay Civil Unions opposition by Gabbard

Sunshine Law: Corporation Counsel finds himself in tough spot

Isle rally draws protests of Iran crackdown

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 PM :: 8473 Views

UH president announces 10% pay cut for top executives

Hawaii state film commissioner, staff on budget layoff list

Taking the reins of the Hawai'i GOP

Star Bulletin begins working for campaign with article titled: "Abercrombie to the rescue?"

New gov’t drug program worries local pharmacists

Seed crop industry helps state economy

A&B mulls sugar's future

Afghanistan Vet Denounces GTMO Greenwell

GTMO Greenwell defends stance on Gitmo prisoners

SB On Faith: Obama is God

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Friday, July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 10893 Views

Obama Admin attacks Hawaii Tourism AGAIN

Cost estimate revised for Honolulu rail

MRC Greenwood meets Regents as she prepares to take over as UH $ystem President

SB: Lawmakers should pay their own way

HA: Mauna Kea plans must proceed with care

Big Isle doctor training gears up (Democrat propaganda-of-deed)

Kauai: ‘Hallelujah!’ Council finds harmony — or not

Birthers: New clamor on old Obama doubt

Wienermobile in the doghouse with Hawaii's Outdoor Circle

Activists say North Korea executed woman for distributing Bible

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Thursday, July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 PM :: 10080 Views

Lingle asks for patience in union talks

While State cuts back--Legislators' Political travel raises criticism

DoE saves bureaucrats from layoffs--cuts school athletics

Hawaii mayor Mafiaboi hits Lingle over Kulani closing

GTMO Greenwell shouted off the stage

Kauai Council airs dirty laundry

Office wants more money for elections (scam to push mail-in ballots)

Hawaii sixth in federal spending

Police seize carts, bikes of homeless at Moiliili park

'It's bad, bad, bad' in Hawaii for sellers of new cars, trucks

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:40 AM :: 9801 Views

Lingle counteroffer to state workers: 7% pay cut, 18 furlough days

Kauai: OHA continues effort to steal home from owner

Private school rolls drop, forcing teacher layoffs

Link: Thirty Meter Telescope Selects Mauna Kea (let the looting begin!) 

Kalaupapa residents caught in middle of Pacific Wings-DOT dispute

Oceanic may cut TV service at Kuhio Park Terrace over assaults

SB: Mail could curb voter apathy

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
July 21, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 AM :: 7557 Views

Obummer: Hawaii dead last in voter turnout

Lingle, Inouye trade barbs on layoffs

Hawaii state employees on list of workers who may be laid off

HA: State labor talks must be rooted in reality

Lessees get boost in negotiating rent

'Mean' homeless report skewed (SB today)

Honolulu ranked among meanest to the "homelessness industry" (From July 17 News Read)

State shutters 2 mental health clinics

Kauai Plastic bag ban, drinking curfew on tap Wednesday

Maui News employees take 10% pay cut -- ratify labor agreement

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Monday, July 20, 2009
July 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:17 AM :: 7480 Views

Layoff list expected to be delivered to unions today

Most Honolulu City Council candidates opposed to tax hike

Appellate court post has 6 finalists

2 new regents approved for UH

"RECOVERY.GOV": $541,119 to hang a traffic light at Hickam?...

Koller:  Human services funding requires careful scrutiny

SB: Libraries must remain open

Hawaii postal service cuts being considered

Board’s Nishiki decision released--redacted

Private Hilo school embraces technology rejected by DoE

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Sunday, July 19, 2009
July 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 AM :: 7932 Views

Legislators, take voluntary pay cuts, too

Short deadline looms for City Council race

Oil tax debate overrides debut of Clean Energy Day

State jobs expected to fall 'pretty hard'

Maui Wipeout Continues

HA: No Child needs fixes to fulfill its mandate get DoE off the hook

Crystal meth arrests in Honolulu decline 30% since peak in 2005  (Cocaine up by 30%)

Air Force reduces plans to develop 400 Bellows acres (ceded lands)

Hawaii County prepares to sell land

Lava claims Royal Gardens home

Kauai Planning Commission ‘consents’ to more TVRs

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Saturday, July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 8320 Views

KSBE Bi-Partisan: Kane named Kamehameha trustee

HA: Hawaii notifies state workers of layoffs list

State unemployment stable

Elections office has no funds for 2010 voting

Telescope site decision is near

Council actions may be voided

Hoffmann to propose voluntary pay cuts

West Hawaii DoE Schools: 80% falter in No Child Left Behind assessments

Students will pay more for lunch

MAUI WIPEOUT: Recession hurts nonprofits

B&B, TVR tax category gets final approval

Kawaiaha'o Church Responds to Kawananakoa Complaint

HA: Illegal dumping at Waianae landfill being investigated

Hawaii Superferry moving to Norfolk, Virginia

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Friday, July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 11503 Views

OHA tru$tee pushes for new iwi protection--scheme would grab thousands of Hawaii properties 

Lingle, staff to take furloughs

State DoE leaves fewer students falls further behind -- most schools not "in good standing"

Waters of Life school wins another reprieve

Pali Shootings: Five years in prison for city worker who stayed on payroll after pleading guilty

Maui Wipeout: Maui News continues focus on economy

Isles' 7.4 percent unemployment rate still below national average

Honolulu ranked among meanest to the "homelessness industry"

Prison where Hawaii women claim abuse under investigation

Report: Alaska program for fed contracts does little for Natives

Opponents of live-fire training at Makua threaten to sue despite the Army's scaled-back plan

Lawsuit accuses church of digging into Hawaiian graves

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Thursday, July 16, 2009
July 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 AM :: 11596 Views

Abercrombie pushes to use federal campaign funds

Unions fail to impress Lingle with pay proposal

County, state workers could get different contract deals

Hawaii Legislature overrides 34 vetoes (34?  38?)

Hawaii Legislature allows veto of oil tax, overrides 38 others (34?  38?)

Sans Lingle signature, way cleared for MMMC public-private effort

Critics call cutback in tax credits a 'nail in coffin' for Hawaii tech

Socialist health care: Close gap to include part-timers

Splitting the county: Community meets to explore ideas

Pflueger Dealerships Accused of Unethical and Unlawful Behavior

Gymnasium work spurs county suit

Trash shortage: Honolulu City Council defers legislation on shipping trash to Mainland

Hawaii foreclosures soar nearly 427 percent

USS Hawaii to arrive in Pearl Harbor on July 23 for statehood celebrations

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
July 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 AM :: 12890 Views

Kaka'ako bill unfairly burdens small business

Hawaii card-check option for unionizing vetoed by governor

Funding for Hawaii child abuse prevention program being cut (thanks, HGEA)

Sources: State Discusses 7% Pay Cut Counter Offer

Furlough Arbitration: Political Comeback for Former Governor John Waihee?

Democrat Borreca: The ongoing soap opera of collective bargaining

Kauai: Ethics Board marches on

Honolulu Reviving the B&B bill 

Firm ready to ship Oahu's trash

AlohaCare lawsuit rejection is upheld

CPB parent's shares fall

Japan Royals: A historic visit

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
July 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:57 AM :: 6689 Views

Legislative special session begins tomorrow:  Not a single article in any of the papers

Ceded lands a tougher sell now (its not over yet)

Hawaii public unions offering 5 percent pay cut

Central Pacific Bank offers $100M in common stock

KHON owner files for bankruptcy

Maui Wipeout: Numbers have faces

Hawaii County East-west disparity: It's our fault

Carlos now a hurricane, but should pass far south of Hawaii

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Monday, July 13, 2009
July 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:28 AM :: 12935 Views

SB LIES: Lingle pulls back on scope of (acts to reduce) state's budget gap  (Pollyanna Democrats Act 3--the cover-up)

FLASHBACK: Revenue drop heightens Lingle's call for labor cuts ($786M Four Days Ago--SB 7-9-09)

SB 'shrooms: It's time to solve budget dilemma

Aiona says he opposes 'cap and trade' system

Economic slump leaves teenagers without work

Hawaii school scores expected to rise again (fall even further behind NCLB)

New school schedule boosts summer break

State sends team to Kentucky to check into prison-rape claims

Hawaii condotel unit owners feel pinch as tourism continues to fall

Hawaii County pouring $41.5 million into stalled affordable housing project

Clean record eases sentence

Q&A on Duke Bainum's Death and the Foundation His Wife Jennifer Founded to Collect Donations After His Death

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Sunday, July 12, 2009
July 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:36 AM :: 6900 Views

Gov. Lingle accuses Mufi of complicating state labor talks

Coming to terms with state's new reality

Impact of raising hotel tax

Ilikai, Union Reach Agreement To Reopen Hotel

Tech industry awaits Lingle's final decision on SB 199

Matsunaga offers fresh start for District 5

Illegal landfill yields clues

Hawaii County sued over tack coat contract

Maui Wipeout: Foreclosures, bankruptcies pummel county residents

Soon the world will know the story of a saintly man

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