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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
July 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:57 AM :: 6690 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 :: 12936 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 :: 6901 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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Saturday, July 11, 2009
July 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 AM :: 9004 Views

Dems admit Mufi's numbers were "largely based on terminology" (Well, OK we really WERE Pollyannas....) 

Hawaii County may face budget crisis

Nakakuni tapped for U.S. attorney

Kamehameha Schools Kea`au teachers take union vote

Records charges shield officials

Kauai Burial Council vacancies cancel meeting

New High For Marijuana Use Among Workers

Schofield workers find phosgene-filled mortar

(ACT 215/221) Hoku Scientific looks at options for survival

Officials report second death in Hawaii linked to swine flu

She's taking back Kalihi Valley

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Friday, July 10, 2009
July 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:37 PM :: 7380 Views

Democrat DePledge: Hawaii mayors, unions have plan to trim budget "We're not Pollyannas here" (hahahahaha)

Lingle Has Layoff List Ready For Unions

Laying off state workers will not be quick or easy (Democrat Borreca interviews evil mastermind BenCayetano about layoffs)

Advertiser Editorial: Judiciary cuts need hearing

Waianae ER needs money triage

Hawaii school board approves $227M in cuts, including salaries (no bureaucrats cut)

El Nino's return may be stormy

CDC reports 722 confirmed cases of swine flu in Islands

Pacific Wings to raise rates after Maui airport dust-up with state

New owner of Ilikai Hotel reaches deal with union, plans to reopen soon

Metcalfe pleads not guilty to Ocean View murder shooting of alleged burglar

Health insurers must offer more transparency

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Thursday, July 9, 2009
July 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:51 AM :: 8153 Views

Carlisle plans mayoral run (Finally, a Honolulu Mayor will be a crime-fighter instead of a criminal)

Democrat Borreca: Revenue drop heightens Lingle's call for labor cuts

Hawaii revenues down 9.4%, worse budget gap than expected

Oahu electric rates will rise at least 4.7%

Plan to build Kauai home over native burials raises legal issues (OHA trying overturn Burial Council and steal a single family residence from its owner)

Isle developers consider impact of 'Great Recession'

City panel lets application for landfill permit stand

Laid-off DLNR worker files suit (Superferry)

Meeting to detail plugging of Geothermal wells

374 evaluate Hawaii Co. cops in survey

Kirkuk: National Guard airmen from Hawaii are planning a luau to celebrate statehood

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
July 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:21 AM :: 9363 Views

Democrat Borreca: Governor needs strategies she can count on in talks

Sources: Unions Propose 1-Day Furlough, Pay Cut  (Here's the REAL news)

Sideshow: UPW files labor complaint

Race is on for Council vacancy

Waianae ER may be closed Sunday nights

City of Honolulu fights challenge to plans for landfill (Hanabusa specious)

Maui: Occupancy at record low

Queen Kaahumanu bid protest rejected

Council keeping 22% raise

Naturopathic "doctors" upset

Times to take over Star Markets

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 AM :: 6778 Views

Akaka Bill: House Committee to vote Thursday

Kalapa: Reality Check Needed for Public Employee Comparison (42 paid days off every year)

Lingle's representative leaves meeting with unions, awaits formal proposal

Democrat Borreca: Lingle negotiator leaves talks as governor gears for layoffs

KITV: State Walks Out Of Union Negotiations

Djou campaign makes national news again

Thirty Meter Telescope creates debate

Kauai Rapist: Ruling upholds libel suit rejection

SB: Judge sentences Pali killer to life in prison

1863: Hawaiian soldier goes to Virginia to shoot Democrats?

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Monday, July 6, 2009
July 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 AM :: 13384 Views

Washington Post editorial criticizes Abercrombie defense bill provision ($10B in pork for his contributors?)

Hawaii hotels report occupancy dropping

Advertiser: Focus must shift to forging fair settlement

State ends boosts in Medicaid reimbursements for doctors  (doctors take pay cut)

High diesel prices tough on truckers (thanks, Legislature)

Kauai Vacation Rental Bankruptcy blamed on county law

3 bidding for Oahu rail

Cheers, jeers greet Taiwan's president

Tour reveals story of Waimea's walls deed

Presidential-sized parking problem turns residents against church

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Sunday, July 5, 2009
July 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 7867 Views


Arakawa announces bid to re-take Maui Mayor's seat

Finding new employment takes almost 23 weeks in Isles as jobless rate soars

Governor repeats threat of layoffs

SB: Budget solution requires creativity raid on Hurricane Fund

Rail revenue $80M short, but officials not worried

SB gives Mufia space to pitch latest scheme to buy votes

Breeze of fresh air benefits Council race: (SB sez its Kobayashi vs Matsunaga)

UH Manoa Could Cut 500 Classes: Stimulus Funds To Be Divided Between UH, DOE

Education board leader finds redemption in judge's ruling

2 Hawaii female inmates allege sex assaults at Kentucky prison

"NK Missile" lands on Haleiwa beach

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Saturday, July 4, 2009
July 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 AM :: 8399 Views

Hawaii governor insists unions come up with budget-cut plan

Fourth of July Fireworks Shows;Neighbor Islands

Taxed Enough Already? Rally July 4 Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Maui

July 4: Hawaii Churches to kick off massive voter registration drive

Hawaii Celebrates 4th of July After WW II

Gov. Sarah Palin to resign her office

Beijing supports Pyongyang nuclear tests to challenge the USA

North Korea Test-Fires Seven Missiles, Drawing Condemnation

Hawaii County sues over Waikoloa housing project

Hawaii County hires delinquent trash hauler

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Friday, July 3, 2009
July 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 AM :: 14747 Views

Hawaii hotel rates, occupancy drop

Pyongyang expected to test ICBM

Unions' hand-picked Judge blocks furloughs

Governor saves businesses from Legislature: Internet tax veto revives affiliations

KGMB: Sen. Inouye Refutes responds to Washington Post Story

KITV: Senator Says Staff Made Inquiry Without His Knowledge

Maui Memorial leaders ‘surprised’ by veto threat

No sunshine: Supreme Court to hear Kauai County v. OIP

('old boy') Sex offender arrested after allegedly possessing child porn

Obama apartment "historic'"?  Confusing Presidents with Gods

Hawaii County's bad bulldozer deal to stand

City official denies dump allegations

Japan's royal couple begin two-week tour of Canada, Hawaii

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Thursday, July 2, 2009
July 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 AM :: 5332 Views

Gov. Lingle, unions have date in court

Hilo: Hundreds protest state furloughs

SB: Special session not warranted

State wins OK for $129 million in federal funds for education

HawTel ordered to look at Sandwich Isles Purchase (Old boy justice)

Inouye's bank-relief call raises brows

Bulk of Superferry bankruptcy case will remain on Mainland (in a real court), judge rules

Honolulu buying more hybrid buses

Honolulu City Prosector Declines to Prosecute Misdemeanor Case Against Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism Director Ted Liu

Hawaii housing prices increase

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
July 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 AM :: 12062 Views

N. Korean rocket capable of hitting half the U.S.: American scientists

Hawaii state workers rally at Capitol to protest furloughs

Hawaii's Public Union Leaders Are Taking Home the Big Bucks, While Their Members Struggle Financially

Democrat Lawmakers assess vetoes for overrides

The online retailer stops its affiliate program for Hawaii (Leg already destroying business)

University of Hawaii wants to cut faculty pay, may add furloughs

MCC looking to spend and hire in boom

Gas prices going up: Excise tax kicked in at midnight

Abercrombie: KIUC must face climate change be destroyed

Dazed Hirono: Federal stimulus will help Hawai‘i

Isle bankruptcies increase at breakneck pace

President appoints isle women  (Obama appoints Sandwich Isles Communications crony to direct Hawaii rural development)

Savings plan hinges on more long-term beds at Kula Hospital (Loan keeps hospital open thru Tuesday)

TheBoat sails into sunset ($5M for 29 people/day)

Creditors back Superferry bid to keep bankruptcy case on Mainland

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
June 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:10 AM :: 5580 Views

July 4: Hawaii Churches to kick off massive voter registration drive

Kelly Hu: Abercrombie is like God

Candidate faults Lingle's leadership Panders to unions

Audit cited DoE ex-administrator in questionable dealings

SB: Suspect contracts deserve scrutiny

State attorney general defends furloughs as legal

University of Hawaii sports down $2.58M (UHM Academic Marxists too stupid to make a profit at athletics like all the other Univs do)

Ex-reporter faults UH paper's staff in source scandal (Naked Editor with wings still blaming everyone but himself)

Modified taro varieties ignite farmers' fears (OHA preparing phony controversy to demand 'rent')

Washington Times: Obama bluffs on defending Hawaii (We're not worth $50M)

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Monday, June 29, 2009
June 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:41 AM :: 8226 Views

Criminal Investigation: School contracts under scrutiny

Police block Charter School officials: Judge keeps school open for now

Hawaii law cited in report questioning health care mandates

Hawaii's tourism strategy flawed

Smokers uniting to fight taxes, bans (New voting bloc?)

Abercrombie, Hirono back massive carbon tax scam

Advertiser: Governor should veto election finance bill 

Karamatsu considers joining lieutenant governor's race

(Shot alleged Burglar) Metcalfe to be tried for murder

Kauai bridge will gain extra lane

Hawaii's DLNR shifts its enforcement focus

N. Korea criticizes U.S. missile defense for Hawaii

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Sunday, June 28, 2009
June 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:29 AM :: 6121 Views

Prepare for life to get a lot more expensive (Thanks, Hawaii Democrats!)

Schools' hands tied over budget (BoE irresponsibility creates chaos)

Amazon poised to cut affiliate program in Hawaii (taxes kill small businesses)

Lingle signs three energy measures

Anti-Superferry protester Rep. Morita: HB 1271 Most significant energy bill awaits Lingle’s signature (tries to peddle barrel tax)

Kalapa: Pay cut better than no paycheck at all

Father faces 20 years for daughter's injuries

Tomorrow, city to begin clearing Nanakuli coast stretch of longtime camps

Matson-union deal averts strike

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Saturday, June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:36 AM :: 9541 Views

Furlough talks hit a wall (no meetings scheduled)

Health plan switch surprises teachers--Union cuts members benefits

Hannemann will let tax hikes take effect without signature

Gubernatorial fundraising in full swing

Court backs Tavares, upholds higher political contribution limits for unions, businesses

Tavares continues to destroy economy

Lingle critical of Maui lawmakers

Downward trend in Maui visitors continues

Maui gets another molester-connected Leg. candidate

Hawaii County Company involved in bidding controversy still getting paid 

One union set to strike Matson Saturday

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Friday, June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 11942 Views

Hawaii County Councilman: Release Guantanamo detainees in Hawaii

Allegedly Naked Editor with Wings allegedly fabricated sources (endorsed twice by Advertiser!)

Short election campaign period gives well-known names an edge

Advertiser: UPW overreaches with its bid for gag order

Visitor arrivals fell 6.4 percent in May

Internet tax would bring in dollars

Back taxes trickle in from delinquent list

Matson, unions extend talks to Friday

Campbell heir blaming CPB for losses

Kauai: Lingle not releasing Black Pot Park expansion funds

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Thursday, June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:13 AM :: 9823 Views

PBN Business Pulse: Duke Aiona preferred 2-1 over nearest challenger

UPW files complaint with labor board against governor, mayor

A Victory for Hawaiians: OHA may lay off up to 24 workers

UHERO: Hawaii Job Losses Will Be Larger Than Originally Forecast

Advertiser: School board must act soon on fiscal plan

Matson, Unions Face Looming Strike Deadline

Superferry urged not to abandon 2 vessels

Time share company’s fate unclear

Trial Set For Man Accused Of Throwing Child From Bridge

County gets high marks in fiscal audit

Two county split

Onishi explains Council split

Hamakua councilman wants 22 percent raise rolled back

Puna's CDP is stalled

North Korea vows nuclear attack if provoked by U.S.

Greenwell: Give us the Gitmo guys

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
June 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 AM :: 8871 Views

NKorea threatens to "wipe U.S. off the map"

Hawaii court sets July 2 hearing on state's worker furloughs (Unions demand layoffs)

Borreca: Measure of victory will be how little is lost (union strategy outlined)

Unions take their case to the public

Funds give green light to electric-car operation

Hawaii Superferry wants to transfer catamarans to creditors

Kobayashi to seek Council seat (filing ends Thurs)

"Expert" touts rail's side benefits

An island divided: Call for 2 Big Island counties resurfaces

S. Korea quarantines students from Hawaii (swine flu paranoia)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
June 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 AM :: 6559 Views

North Korea warning suggests missile may not be headed toward Hawaii

Mediator has unions, management bargaining

State wants Superferry bankruptcy case moved to Hawaii

Athletics likely another casualty of DoE budget cuts (protecting the HSTA high-seniority bureaucrats)

SB: Union card check needs closer look

Critics pan city's push to extend life of landfill

Keohokapu gets life for killing

Hawaii Meth Project: 'Not Even Once'

Funding cut for Kaua’i Teen Court

Clarity sought before Kauai council’s transparency talk

Hilo Hattie Sold To Hawaiian Apparel Owner

Judge accepts HMC plan

Exclusive: Hawaii Air Ambulance looks to shed turbulent past

Hawaii Green Party founder dies

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Monday, June 22, 2009
June 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:18 AM :: 11640 Views

Planned N. Korea launch unnerves Hawaii residents

N.Korea accuses Obama of nuclear war plot

States Turning to Last Resorts in Budget Crisis

SB: Hawaii needs to turn around its bad business reputation

Stevedore--victim of ILWU assault--still waiting for $355,000 back pay (after 15 years)

Union files grievance over inmate violence at Hawaii State Hospital

Sovereignty Mortgage Scam: Maui couple resentenced

Hawaii lawmakers send governor bills to tax Internet transactions

Rail Transit tax take still lags

KPT residents ask for more say

Liliha Park: 5 years, $800K to build restroom

Advertiser: City should find sensible use for property

After council reorganization, calls for County split reemerge

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Sunday, June 21, 2009
June 21, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:22 AM :: 8880 Views

Obama threatens to nuke North Korea

Lingle: 'Card-check' bill will be vetoed

Lingle talks tough during visit in Hilo

Hawaii paying nearly twice market rate (to old boys) for solar power

Elections Office weighs closing dozens of precincts

Isle GOP leader from 1978 accused of sex-harassment in Maryland

Hawaiian Homes tweaks its focus to ‘build homeowners’

Hundreds 'live aloha' in Kuhio Park Terrace cleanup

Service aids 112 vehicles in 2 days

Honolulu police halt recruiting, training classes amid job freeze

‘Time to grow up,’ judge tells old criminal-then gives him baby sentence

Expert says elevated rail is best choice for Oahu

Kailua Fourth of July fireworks show is back on

Kihune to remain as trustee until successor named

UH West Hawaii Developer wants to delay building required road

Hawaii hardly alone when it comes to tax increases, study shows

Not Buying it: Poll shows most Hawaii newspaper readership down

Gay Pride Festival seeks to 'educate' public

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Saturday, June 20, 2009
June 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:45 AM :: 9627 Views

Hawaii unemployment jumps to 7.4% in May

Voters react to possible polling place closures

Tourism under attack: Bailout recipient defends Maui trip

Hawaii charter school panel orders Waters of Life to close

SB: Good vote on school locker search

Necessity to shoot woman disputed

Protection urged for heiau

Advertiser:  Rational plan for Mauna Kea is taking shape

Hilo DHHL Signs Lease Agreement with Safeway and Target

West Hawaii Today alleges open meetings act violations

Kawa Bay purchase delays might cost $1.5M

U.S. is prepared for missile shot

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Friday, June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:56 AM :: 12532 Views

U.S. Fortifies Hawaii to Meet Threat From Korea

Obama tied to Ayers ... at age 11: Anti-military congregation attended as boy in Hawaii linked to radical's organization

Hawaii plans to cut 66 precincts to reduce election expenses (down to 273)

Lingle seeks cut in workweek

Inexperienced backbencher McKelvey calls for emergency session

Clearing air on budget and real property taxes (Anderson nails Mufia, SB)

Hawaii school board approves locker searches, anti-drug dogs

UPDATE: Hawaii Department of Education 'Trim the Fat' Contest Exposing Millions in Waste

Scope faces critic$ in Hilo

Sunshine Law violation by council may have repercussions (new life to Jacobson)

Money in-Money out (another hit by Jacobson's backers)

Kauai Mayor’s father arrested for harassing political opponents

State GOP asked to stop supporting Aiona campaign

Carroll Cox: The environmental watchdog is always on the lookout for wrongdoing (SB preps a candidate?)

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Thursday, June 18, 2009
June 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 AM :: 9417 Views

Lingle rejects unions' latest trick

County workers to be spared furloughs

Honolulu prosecutor, chairman of city council may run for mayor

Joe Bertram not to seek reelection???

Hawaii public housing director urges veto of fees, limited stays

Unions to pick new Honolulu chief

Highway revamp faces roadblocks

Hawaii County Eastern bloc flexes voting power (back to 5-4 again)

Bigger role for Naeole

Maui Co. Curbside recycling is sought

Respected professor accused of arson

Chemopobia: Fluoridation of Water- An Ongoing Contentious Issue in Hawaii

Kauai: Ceremony today to honor shot Hawaiian monk seals 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
June 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 AM :: 13352 Views

Hawaii state worker furloughs being challenged in court

Hawaii students lag behind Kazakhstan

Kaua‘i Drug Court graduates ‘move on’

Mufia's bid for governor will mix up City Hall

Freeways, trains under scrutiny at dueling conferences

HawTel has possible buyer

Judiciary budget cut $11.4M

Fate of former Wailupe school remains unclear

Hospital bankruptcy plan sparks dispute

Thielen readies backup plan for parks

Maui B&B, vacation rental tax bill goes forward

Would a CEO run Kaua‘i better?

Kauai Council to air open government concerns

Pump costs jump to $3 per gallon (Takamine tax about to kick in)

SB/Obama: Global warming to turn ocean into acid bath (don't worry, its just another tax increase)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 AM :: 10348 Views

Pentagon warns of North Korean missile threat to Hawaii, Alaska

Al Hee using your tax dollars to make $400M bid for Hawaiian Telecom

Abercrombie:  Hannemann walking out on city's rail transit project

Candidates Begin Filing To Fill Bainum's Seat

HGEA Plans Fight Against State Furloughs: Union Says It's Willing To Negotiate Pay, Benefits

City's alleged dumping in stream investigated: Another enviro crime by the Mufia

Feds charge ex-HPD officer

Shock over reduced sentence (got ten years, to be released in 1 month)

John W Goemans: Lawyer's work opened OHA voting

Phony Warming: Honolulu Temperature Records Questioned


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Monday, June 15, 2009
June 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 AM :: 6870 Views

Hospital no longer a "snake pit," says departing committee member

Honolulu's new transit logo biased, rail opponents say

Hawaii's first stimulus-funded construction project under way

Furloughs worry UH researchers

2009 Legislature theme? Me first — at 38 percent

Hawaii bill gives patients a voice in end-of-life treatment

Study theorizes voyagers left French Polynesia during ciguatera outbreak (Caused by Global Cooling?)

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Sunday, June 14, 2009
June 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:04 AM :: 8153 Views

Neighbor island campaigns can decide candidates' fate

"Clean Electricity" Projects on a hiatus due to scarce funds

Decline in tourism jolt to sales of electricity

Impact of upcoming furloughs has Hawaii state workers anxious

$1.7 million Capitol makeover necessary, Hawaii official says

Restore home tax credit Mufia's phony election-year cash giveaway

Honolulu vehicle weight tax to increase 66% over next 2 years

As rail gets real, more concerns emerge

Lingle weighs liquor liability bill

Big Isle building put on tax rolls 

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Saturday, June 13, 2009
June 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:43 AM :: 10927 Views

Filings can start Monday for special election

Honolulu City Council Council Passes $1.1 Billion Budget for Rail with No Proviso

SB propaganda: School board members decide they will try to "shake the tree" to find more operating funds

Advertiser: BOE members delay vote on budget plan

Hawaii counties to receive $225 million in bond authority

IRS investigates Pflueger, Inc. (revealed in suit against Pflueger's insurance co)

Maui's Secret Ethics: Nishiki review finished

Kaho‘ohalahala / Lana`i: High court ruling on residency requested

State Prosecutors, Public Defenders Get 3 Fridays Off

Stolen-car driver freed, not charged

Candidate's links to development trouble residents

Hawaii county Council: Onishi, Enriques look to demote Yagong, Hoffmann

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Friday, June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 PM :: 11700 Views

KSBE POWER: "Teacher Merit pay experiment worth a closer look

SB spots legal problem for newest version of Akaka Bill

UH economists revise their outlook and now do not expect recovery until 2011 or 2012

Kaua‘i anti-Superferry group: Send us Gitmo detainees

Mauians discuss plans for new global warming propaganda

Eco regression: Wood-burning facility will meet all rules, say owners

New law protects manta rays

Save Kailua Fireworks Group Seeks Support from the Community to Save 4th of July Celebration

Kauai council secrecy: Bynum, Kawahara continue crusade

Mayor Kenoi signs budget

Japanese firms may get in on Guam military housing contracts

Hawaii-based Hoku Scientific (BIG Act 215/221 player) in financing crunch, posts loss

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
June 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 AM :: 9285 Views

HMSA increasing rates 12.1% for small businesses

Hawaii governor's race may focus more on style than issues

City Council to hold special election within 60 days

Mayor Hannemann Now in Race for Governor

Council raises residential property, vehicle weight taxes, bus fares

Budget bill has mayor thinking veto:  $150 Voter payoff demanded

Enviro Democrats denounce rail vote

With Greenwood picked as new leader, spending must now be cut by $100 million

Low-bid protest prompts contract review

Anybody but me: Pflueger tries to make insurer foot the bill for Ka Loko

Council aide Offenbaker resigns over Internet use

Haina Mill sued by lenders

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 AM :: 7894 Views

UH regents likely to vote on new president today

Hawaii tax revenues dropping much lower than predicted

Mufia Hannemann moves closer to bid for governor

Legislators' safety net may not work next year

Councilman Duke Bainum dies

City Council prepares to pile on more taxes

Maui News Polls 'Islam Day'

OHA Audit: Risks to Kau Inoa personal info. not considered 

State employee furlough plan could affect Big Island courts

Care-home transfers may harm seniors

Company asks to delay Ookala project again

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
June 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:12 AM :: 8481 Views

More Akaka Bill problems: many Hawaiians to be excluded from Akaka Tribe

Sam Slom: Islam Day: a rush to Muslimize us

Ocean generates 10.7 percent of state GDP

Native Hawaiian educators urge UH search delay

Oahu to add 33,000 residents by 2025 -- Big Isle to add 70,000

Prevedouros: Council poised to go off the rail

Hawaii DoE 63.9% graduation rate disputed

BOE nears 76% lunch price boost

New Mauna Kea telescope plans moving forward: Public hearings scheduled

Maui home, condo resales plunge 40 percent

Failed plan cost state $112,171

OHA asks for study of burials--after funding their destruction

A&B forges ahead with plans for redevelopment in Kahului 

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Monday, June 8, 2009
June 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 AM :: 7404 Views

Akaka bill back in play: On Kamehameha Day, House natural resources panel is to hold hearing

Advertiser: Haleakala telescope a scientific leap forward

Hawaii school to test merit pay for teachers

Candidate to head UH was emerging star at UC

Next round of bans, Styrofoam: Scientist concerned about plastic entering the ocean’s food chain

Mufia's election ploy: Honolulu City Council Moves Forward with Plans to Fund Multi-Billion Dollar Rail Transit Before Feds Give the Project Approval

SB backs Mufia: Tax hike, recycling good budget moves

Nonprofits shed staff and programs

Wilcox nurses hold the line for status quo contract

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Sunday, June 7, 2009
June 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 AM :: 9547 Views

Circle dance begins for open seats

SB: Search for UH president should end with Greenwood

Community college rolls soar in Hawaii

Landowners oppose legislation mandating more affordable units

Unions prepare to fight Hawaii government worker furloughs

We must spark an industry of energy startups

All stakeholders must press for KPT repairs

Furloughs: Public defender office closures affecting courtroom schedules

Palcic/SB: State's bloated bureaucracy prices work force out of jobs and efficiency

Kauai: Board members cleared of alleged charter violations

Pflueger case continued

Hawaii County: Exemptions, 3% cap create tax inequities

Greenwell voted on Hokulia-related issue despite owning property in development

Proposed Nani Kailua extension hits delay

Abercrombie backs Ron Paul's 'Audit the (Joooish) Fed Bill' 

Sovereignty documentary debuts in D.C.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009
June 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 AM :: 9602 Views

'Crude stereotypes' must be overcome: SB still flogging for "Islam Day'

Born identity: SB takes a whack at "Birthers"

Army may restart live-ammo use in Hawaii's Makua Valley

FBI Says Honolulu 6th-Safest U.S. City

Mysterious bins popping up in Honolulu invite recycling

Hawaii County auditor praises access

State gives $1 billion Bridge Aina Lea developers another chance

Matson ups fuel surcharge

Target aims for Maui store--unless superstores are banned

A&B property designated as important ag lands on Maui

Big Isle soldier is killed

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Friday, June 5, 2009
June 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 AM :: 9144 Views

Akaka Bill goes before House Ctte Thursday

UH regents ready to OK Greenwood

Furloughs: Gov. Says Some Departments Will Close, Others To Reduced Staff

Honolulu City Council wrestles with tax proposals

Law boosts charter schools

Maui: Ban on Styrofoam will be introduced

Windfarm energy may be transmitted from other islands (Enviros still debating effort to block)

Electricity rates rise statewide

Isle motorists economize as gas prices rise anew

Hawaiian Tel Bankruptcy emergence plan cuts owner Carlyle Group almost completely out

Rep Joe Bertram III recovering from illness

The Fair American

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Thursday, June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 AM :: 12167 Views

(Rabies in Hawaii?) HGEA boss Perreira foams at mouth:  Lingle "lying...fooling herself"

University of Hawaii may drop classes to cut budget by $50M

Debate over Haleakala telescope re-engaged

Oahu hurricane losses worry disaster officials

Honolulu 106th in high-tech ranking

Queen's Medical Center Pays $2.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Improper Claims

Hawaii Co Council gives budget final approval (4% lower)

HPD Commission Chooses Putzulu Acting Chief

Hawaii near top for alcohol abuse

Tom Gill, 87, was wild card of politics

Full Text: Obama's speech in Cairo

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
June 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 AM :: 6707 Views

Greenwood now only candidate for University of Hawaii president

Unprecedented furloughs raise doubts about legality

Door to governor's seat may hinge on furloughs

State's 'Cadillac' health package can sustain cuts, director says

DoE: Hard-won school days are on the chopping block

Common standards could help local students

New election set for laborers union (elected felon last time)

How Business Friendly is Your Hawaii Lawmaker?

May home prices on Oahu down 15.3%

Isle economy grew only 0.7 percent last year

'Great father', 'loving kid' killed in motorcycle crash (Activists blocking installation of traffic light)

Hawaii County releases pot data

Developer seeks 'do over' after project fails requirements

Yagong, Kenoi battle over cost-savings move

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 AM :: 6073 Views
  1. Furlough fight brews: Unions to seek 'injunctive relief'?
  2. DOE officials face another $110 million trim
  3. State Worker Reacts To Furlough
  4. Hawaii County employees' Web surfing: No pornographic, illicit sites exposed in logs
  5. Isles' bankruptcies surged 62% in May
  6. Rail EIS nearing completion
  7. Good News: 3 state Environmental Council members quit
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Monday, June 1, 2009
June 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:43 AM :: 9149 Views

Akaka Bill still going nowhere

State workers on edge on eve of Governor's budget announcement

More cuts to schools feared after bleaker revenue forecast

Hawaii's tax outlook dims in updated forecast

Hotels continue occupancy drop

SB: More thought needed in 'saving' the environment (not pseudo-environmentalists)

EXAMPLE #1--Global warming is killing Hawaii Honeycreeper

EXAMPLE #2--Moloka'i's reef is choking to death

Elective office eluded Windward lawyer

Hawaii County government: Inside deals, incompetence, intent or arrogance?

Perpetual money machines we're not

Spitting in the eye of mainstream education

Police chief's low salary will likely limit applicants, especially mainlanders

Futuristic aircraft may land in Hawaii

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Sunday, May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:55 AM :: 8544 Views

SB: State workers need to share budget burden

Hawaii Superferry files for bankruptcy

Hawaii's Islam Day resolution stirs passions here, on Mainland (liberals show continued arrogance)

FBI targets bond scam: Native Hawaiian group Ko Hawaii Pae Aina under investigation

Advertiser: Public housing: Deplorable conditions demand action

Is Hilo Hattie history?

DOT seeks to allay fears over bridge project

Pot priority report due Monday

Residents: Green Harvest chopper landings illegal

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Saturday, May 30, 2009
May 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:19 AM :: 7075 Views

HGEA Leader Says Raise Excise Tax For Shortfall

Isle bankruptcies soar

Isle gaming has backers and foes

FBI planning to build big new headquarters for Honolulu division

'Error' results in tax break for county employee's family

Pflueger’s Kauai Estate on the Market

Internet Vote: Aloha Means 'Goodbye' Too

Isle native Ronald Takaki pioneered ethnic studies

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Friday, May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:46 AM :: 9616 Views

Gov. Lingle responds to Council on Revenues forecast

Isle foreclosures, delinquencies up

Liberal media mogul pleads no-contest in Oahu court

Kawaiahao Church fundraising under scrutiny by Hawaii officials

OHA honors vow to help finance native Hawaiian homes

Isle utilities in top 10 on solar energy

Mental health, substance abuse treatment center facing possible closure

Queen K Hwy: Bid review hearing begins, ruling months off

SB: 'Civil unions' don't go far enough

'Mixed race' fastest growing in US

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Thursday, May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 AM :: 9888 Views

Hawaii's tourist decline eases to 1.3% in April, but they spent less

$90M drop in revenue expected

Unions say Lingle now pursuing wage cuts

Hawaii offers tax amnesty — but only if you pay up in next 30 days

Hawaii again has priciest gas in U.S.

SB: Too soon for online-only voting

Advertiser: A wake-up call for neighborhood boards

Aiona has challenger for GOP nomination for governor 

Tom Pico Jr.: Vigilant in His Effort to Make Hawaii A Better Place in Which to Live

Univ of Hawaii-Maui?

Maui nonprofit housing agency defaulted on $8M from county

Kenoi promises stronger ethics code

Kona: Additional hospital funds cover half the debt

Kauai Mayor to sign budget

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 AM :: 8690 Views

Maui County GOP Chair denounces Sotomayor Nomination

Decision delayed on drug dogs, searches at Hawaii schools

Tourism agency plans ad cutbacks

'Renaissance' plan for Hawaii parks shifts into low-budget gear (menehune labor)

Borreca: Wading in politicos' ways reveals muck and murk

Legislature Betrayed the Filipino People with Tax Increases

Businessman faces five years in prison

Turnout low for Internet vote (The easier voting gets, the fewer participate)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
May 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:45 AM :: 6464 Views

Advertiser: Public hospitals must reinvent themselves

Repairs to nation's largest, oldest subway systems could trump Honolulu rail line (bad news for Mufia)

SB: Construction needs boost during recession

Poll finds that if people take vacations this summer, they will not stay for long

Focus shifting to address needs of Honolulu's growing chronic-homeless population

Kahana residents get state apology

Builder Bruce Stark faces two suits to foreclose on Canterbury Place

Niu Valley, Kaiser seek accreditation for global citizenship curriculum

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