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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
May 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 AM :: 10300 Views

Hawaii governor orders departments to cut spending

Honolulu city council may ease proposed tax hikes

Let's not raise HI-5¢ fees in a recession

Hawaii swine flu scaring off tourists (thanks, Biden)

SB: Boost access to ballots in digital voting (voting gets easier--so participation drops)

Another "solution' from the Advertiser: Voters shouldn't make all public decisions

Architects suggest building the rail system near ground level

Regents starting talks on 2 finalists

SB: Difficulty lingers with medical marijuana

Hawaii refinery assessed for shutdown by Chevron

Maui News Polls Governor's race

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Monday, May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 AM :: 6897 Views

Gas Prices Up 22 Cents Since March (Takamine tax coming June 30)

Lawmakers raid 911 emergency communications fund to feed unions

VIEWPOINT: Legislature failed to address the basic problem with Maui’s hospital health care

Priorities beg attention from clueless legislators

Honolulu's senior centers in 'dire straits' as state cuts support

Windward Chevy hits the brakes

Hawgs have left

State's Bottle Deposit Redemption At 77 Percent

GOVERNOR LINGLE’S WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS

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Sunday, May 17, 2009
May 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 AM :: 7051 Views

Republicans urged to unite: GOP challenged to gain seats in 2010 election by sticking to core beliefs

Hawaii governor, Legislature began session on high note, ended in a 'mess' of contention

The Queen's estate

SB: Government workers don't deserve derision

Hawaii State Teachers’ Union Clamps Down on Teacher Dissention

Possible Hawaii County bid rigging halts process

Will Mayor Hannemann Forgo Federal Funding for the Honolulu Rail?

Cash-strapped Navy puts hold on transfers, goodwill visits by ships

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Saturday, May 16, 2009
May 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:05 AM :: 7093 Views

Honolulu's rough roads add $688 a year to your driving costs

UH Manoa campus seeks ways to cut back as it loses $34 million in its general funds

Maui Council returns TAT funds to budget

Gary Yabuta named Maui Co. police chief

HMSA's loss increases

Hawaii Superferry gear will be auctioned off on Maui, Oahu

Judge rejects plan to rebrand go! under Aloha Airlines name

Targeting new jobs

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Friday, May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 AM :: 13902 Views

Islam Day draws heat for isles

Abercrombie seeks to transfer campaign funds

Hemmings says wife is victim of revenge

SB: Don't extinguish tobacco tax hike

Advertiser: Public process offers key chance for input

Hawaii Supreme Court Declines to Reconsider Super Ferry Ruling

Critical Honolulu City Council Vote This Monday Determines Funding Conditions for Rail

Hawaii Senator Gary Hooser: A Political Hack

Ethics Board releases ‘flawed’ attorney opinion

Arrest unlawful, couple says

Maui Council decides to keep property tax levels same in ’10

Maui, Big Isle may lose car dealers

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Thursday, May 14, 2009
May 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 AM :: 8069 Views

Sovereignty Activist Child abuser Makekau must serve full 5 years

Drivers may have to pay more gas tax

TheBoat ends service in June

Hawaii County sets aside $10M for vacant positions

Hawaii County Dozer rental contract to continue

Hawaii Asian population declines slightly in latest count

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
May 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 AM :: 4455 Views

Error suspends taxes on tobacco

Full speed ahead for firm pushing electric vehicles

Surprise from the mystery box Legislature: $12.3M in legislative funding pleases public hospital officials

Hawaii pension portfolio to $8.12B, off from $11B a year ago

Foreclosures dip 5.5%

Kauai: Council OKs $213M budget

Recession: Just 75 plants taken in Green Harvest

West Hawaii Planning Commission inaugural meeting slated

Suspected Internet sexual predator appears in court (without Joe Bertram?)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
May 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:44 AM :: 6935 Views

Honolulu may hike property taxes

State high court gets a new justice

UH system could be model for U.S., a finalist says

Ex-police sergeant and wife sentenced for gaming roles

Birds present obstacles for wind turbine permits at Kilauea farm

Kauai: Bieber files complaint against Ethics colleagues

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Monday, May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 AM :: 5916 Views

Honolulu rail route, elevation draw most public comments

Bill to protect taro put off

BoE Chair Toguchi: Rough, but emotion can't sway school-closure vote

Drug program succeeds beyond 'wildest dreams'

State to close center in Kailua

Ka Loko: North Shore farmers worried about water

2 Kapa‘a CODEPINK women plan to help children in Gaza

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Sunday, May 10, 2009
May 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 AM :: 10990 Views

Hawaii “Islam Day” secretly marks September 11

Hot topics await election season

Double Dobelle?  Questions dog final 2 candidates for Univ. of Hawaii presidency

Honolulu's switch to hybrid buses stalled by realities of costs

Maui Lawmakers pleased with share of the ‘slimmer’ pie

Anti-Superferry protester retains Maui Democrat chair

SB: If Watada goes to jail, so should Bush lawyers

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Saturday, May 9, 2009
May 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:59 AM :: 6623 Views

Hawaii taxes to go up July 1 as lawmakers override governor

Lydia Hemmings indicted in theft of funds from nonprofit

SB:  More are accepting of civil unions

Hawaii's poor roads cost taxpayers twice

Bill nulls gambling write-offs

Hawaii enacts legislation on electric cars, alternative energy

Hawaii parasite victim slowly recovering after weeks in coma

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Friday, May 8, 2009
May 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:19 AM :: 9768 Views

Hawaii's hotel industry protests proposed tax hike: Governor Vetoes

Amendment stalls civil-unions bill

Hawaii delegation introduces recalibrated Akaka Bill

Big Isle to get $75M boost

Hawaii Co. Council seeks unified trash fix

Bill that gives MMMC more independence gets final OK

Maui Salary commission: Not a good time for officials to get raise

Pineapple operation wins reprieve, for now

Kauai Council approves tourism ‘stimulus’

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Thursday, May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:45 AM :: 8918 Views

Lingle resolute on anti-tax vow

Marc Resorts folds in weak economy

State hospitals: Semiprivatization to be allowed

Dobelle in Drag?

Judge denies motion to delay wrongful-death case versus Pflueger

SB: Let Akaka Bill reconcile ceded lands issue

Turnabout: Kauai Builder sues activists

Maui Council looks to stash away part or all of TAT

Land fund, 3,400 acres of Hamakua lost in revamped Hawaii Co budget

Volunteers thwart Hawaii County attempt to shutdown park renovation

Kenoi Hands Kubo Key to Hawaii County

Negotiations continue for Hilo Target store

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
May 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:40 AM :: 6650 Views

Lingle warns unions to bargain now

OHA, 3 of 4 plaintiffs agree to settle dispute over ceded lands

Healthcare taking bigger and bigger bite out of Hawaii pockets

Borreca: Legislature winds down with promises unmet

SB: Karen's Bill wisely shelved (shills for trial lawyers)

Candidate for UH system President interviewed

Visitor industry is ‘fast train going wrong way’

Kauai and Big Isle home sales fall, but Kauai prices rise

Japan Airlines fires 130 pilots based in Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric earnings fall 40 percent

CDC confirms three cases of flu in Islands

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:57 AM :: 7260 Views

Lingle invites public to watch her veto bills raising Hawaii taxes

Lingle blasts lawmakers on demise of parks bill

Advertiser: Hotel room tax hike is disastrous move

Ted Hong: Folks, hold on to your wallets

Cayetano backs civil unions

Advertiser: Protect right to secret ballot

Advertiser: Oil tax fund invests in Isle energy future

Kauai County Council meeting in secret

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Monday, May 4, 2009
May 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:58 AM :: 7120 Views

Superferry Redux?  Worry arises with rail on fast track

"Unprecedented" declines show the hotel industry at its lowest level in 22 years

UH upkeep to reach $1 billion

Bill to allow Kahana leases could win Legislature's OK

SB: Energy plan good for Hawaii

Power plant in Pepeekeo progressing

Project aims at health care needs

Eight Kalaupapa patients will attend Damien's canonization

Jail plans mental health aid

Program for social workers takes a hit

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Sunday, May 3, 2009
May 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 AM :: 6321 Views

New Hawaii petroleum tax hike likely to raise gas prices (barrel tax)

State Lawmakers Reject Gas Tax, Fee Hike (highway bill)

State budget cuts $800M, 200 (nonunion) positions (190 vacant)

Biden slip painful to tourism

Hawaii County Council postpones land fund vote

Checking on Charities

Dec. 31 fireworks ruin air quality curve (propaganda in war on old Hawaii)

Move sought for rail station (Kam Schools)

Waiawa residents displaced by the city's rail-transit system wait for compensation (not Kam schools)

Air Force plan to add rec cabins at Hawaii beach stirs concern

Consultant warned Hawaii church its new construction would encounter old burials

Oahu Industrial Warehouse Space Spikes

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Saturday, May 2, 2009
May 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 7271 Views

No deal for state, OHA on lands

Lawmakers will work overtime for budget

Counties will continue to get TAT funds

SB: Rail system should continue as planned

Money for pilot program might go to general fund

Hawaii school board votes to close Wailupe Valley Elementary

Nanakuli High tries to turn itself around with new teaching style

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Friday, May 1, 2009
May 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 AM :: 7082 Views

Socialist Micro-management damaging tourism AGAIN: Biden remark another blow to ailing isle visitor industry

Breaking News: Hawaii Legislative Session Extended (V1)

Advertiser: Hawaii Legislature close to locking in job cuts, tax increases (V2)

SB: Legislature correct to back off hotel tax (if they do) (V3)

Discount Corporatism: Deal reached on cuts to high-tech tax credits (State to pay only 80% to 'Get That Girl' and other hi-tech Cos)

Bill demands legislative OK for ceded-land sales (Legislative/OHA power grab)

DBEDT shakeup scaled back for now

5 Workers Accused In Overtime, Bribery Case

Hawaii Co. Mayor mum on budget details until May 5 unveiling (TAT?)

Hawaii may raise Mainland political contributions

Pasha Hawaii Seeks PUC Inter-island Approval for New Interisland Cargo Service

Socialism approaches end result: Tent legislation pitched

HYPE BUSTED: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

War memorial for isle veterans takes flak at Liliuokalani

Hawaii man convicted of misdemeanor assault, not murder

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Thursday, April 30, 2009
April 30, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 AM :: 11253 Views

Fight Over Balancing Budget May Extend Hawaii Legislative Session Beyond May 7

GOP halts ads: (Media still covers up Rouse's current employment with Rida Cabanilla)

SB: Specter's defection reveals GOP flaw

Litany of Tax Hikes Soon to Land on Hawaii Governor’s Desk

Private property, public money (no bid leasing)

Hawaii County Internet abuse may go public

House plan to abolish rural hospital system vanishes

Hawaii on the Front Lines of the Universal Healthcare Battle

Hawaii swine flu: Zero cases--plenty panic

Pilots union puts Hawaiian Air 'on notice'

Kapolei center put on shelf 

Coco Palms granted three year extension

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
April 29, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 AM :: 6648 Views

Lingle: Power plant ban a critical step forward

DOE budget discord fails taxpayers (Advertiser pines for return of one-party rule)

Lingle's lack of plans spawns speculation

Arrivals down 13th consecutive month

Hawaiian Air parent posts profit

Gloomy forecast for Isle auto sales

U.S. Trustee calls for Hilo Hattie liquidation

Biotech seed company to plant crops on Kauai

Summit has been marred, Rep. says

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 AM :: 8754 Views

3 Native Hawaiians finalists for trustee of Kamehameha Schools

Lawmakers restore protect DoE spending cuts from accountability

State leaders no closer to reducing budget shortfall

Maui Panel upholds budget, rises ‘to the occasion’

Young Bros.: Pasha’s aim is cherry-picking (INTER-ISLE BARGE COMPETITION!)

Power plant ban splits environmentalists

Sierra Club: City water moves must respect isle's unique ecosystem

Kauai County employees get to the heart of customer service

Hawaii County furloughs gaining traction

Hawaiian Home Lands and County of Hawai‘i Partnership Dedicates Keanalehu Drive

Colleagues fear Inouye may get rolled by Obey

No swine flu in Hawaii: DoH issues health alert

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Monday, April 27, 2009
April 27, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 AM :: 6551 Views

Legislators struggle to deal with failing state hospitals

Advertiser: Audit of DBEDT demands serious response

Sword-slashing lunatic escaped before

Recession drives rise in crowded homes

Police chief considers the future

Duke Bainum:  Street-level rail worth a look

ACLU: Uphold students' pushers' right to privacy sell drugs to your kids (And make sure those sniffer dogs don't find the teacher's roach clip)

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Sunday, April 26, 2009
April 26, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:26 AM :: 11244 Views

Measures would enable MMMC to call the shots

SB: Tax bills, layoffs near face-off

Hawaii County workers "Thriving in Tough Times"

Ford calling for county furloughs

Developer lowers affordable housing units, fails to produce

Kalapa: Opportunity missed if downsizing ignored

OHA gets zip from Senate (no funding for the next Hokulia)

Hawaii plans 16 new schools while others are consolidated, shut

Cataluna: Voters sent a message to Felix

Meetings outline strawberry guava 'danger'

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Saturday, April 25, 2009
April 25, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 8082 Views

Tax-Delinquent List: Athlete, Capitol Lawyer, Doctors

Maui: Pared-down budget gets preliminary OK (no TAT)

DBEDT: A high-tech agency might be the target of another state audit

Hawaii unlikely to ban new power plants

Residents question new wind turbine site

Bills would avert Kahana Valley evictions

Las Vegas airline studying Isle flights

Officer's use of Taser on Keaau High student was caught on video

State to build new Waimea-Kawaihae road

Suit looms in procurement snafu

Habitual criminal gets prison instead of drug treatment

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Friday, April 24, 2009
April 24, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:43 AM :: 5885 Views

Hawaii State Legislature Set to Raise Taxes by $1 Billion

Hawaiian Ceded Lands Dispute Nearing Settlement

Hawaii income tax increases aimed at state's richest

SB: Don't raid tobacco fund

Anderson wins Council seat

UH Law school to pioneer new type of Eco-Lawsuits

UH Hilo cheers eco-terrorist pirate

Eco-Snobs whine about Lanai windfarm

Judge cites fraud in rejecting workers' suit against Dole

Task force united in vote to shutter Wailupe school

Reserve $90M for schools bureaucrats, board chairman tells Lingle

Poll: State wants tourists back 

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Under Fire – Again (Dem. Leg vs Gov, part 479)  

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Thursday, April 23, 2009
April 23, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:28 AM :: 8374 Views

Legislature: $300M in tax hikes to avoid a few days off for HGEA

Police respond to Maui Rep Bertram’s criticism of drug programs

Plummeting revenue and profits leave isle businesses reeling

Hawaii Reporter: More Court Drama Expected from Pflueger's Attorneys

Mufi's push to amend state water quality standards dump O`ahu's poop in the Ocean

Hokulia Bypass: Both sides claim win in latest ruling

Council one step from suspending 2 percent contributions

Big Isle cattle shoot draws criticism

SB: Ready, aim, time for firearms control

Honolulu City Council passes ban on drivers' cell phones

New law allows couple to reunite

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
April 22, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 AM :: 7111 Views

Borreca: "Local GOP poised for mix of religion into politics"

Sides brace for tourism-tax vote

Don't dismantle DBEDT

Maui Mayor: Removing TAT sends wrong message

Hawaii County sells dozer then rents it (your tax dollars at work)

Senate Bill 199 Would Kill Act 221

Sword slashing lunatic escapes state hospital: Kahaluu Resident Helps Nab (soft on crime) 

Judge hears 2 manslaughter motions in Pflueger case

Fort Barrette Road's name becoming a heated issue (secessionists seek to trample military road-names) 

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
April 21, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:32 AM :: 9201 Views

Hawaii GOP sees spirited race for top spot

Advertiser: Felix business, civic records set him apart

Rasmussen: 51% View Tea Parties Favorably, Political Class Strongly Disagrees

Taxing Old Hawaii: Firework fees could skyrocket 50%

Pflueger motions to be heard today

DBEDT takes heat (Leg vs Gov round 47...or is that 48?)

Hawaii rail transit will create jobs but estimates of how many vary (rail vs highway construction)

Conference Committee makes early agreement on improvement projects

Maui Council omits TAT revenues from 2010 budget planning

OHA to dole out money to secessionists

Lowell Kalapa analyzes Hawaii Internet Tax

Are Hawaii homes at risk?

State to begin posting names of tax scofflaws online Friday

SB: Isle students should not expect locker privacy (next target of ACLU and Mr Kim Coco Iwamoto)

Bill to ban pit bulls in the islands dies

 

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Monday, April 20, 2009
April 20, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 AM :: 6366 Views

Looming cuts renew debate on size of Hawaii education system

Hawaii Pension tax plan worrisome

Vote for Council seat comes down this week

Praise for Obama splits along party lines

Tourism: Cleaning needed

Kapi'olani homeless will have to find new digs beginning today

Subaru donates to 'Imiloa

40,000 to begin recycling (propaganda of the deed)

Charter School Battles State Over Land

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Sunday, April 19, 2009
April 19, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 AM :: 6827 Views

Tax Increases: Hawaii lawmakers attack tourism, productive people

Lawmakers: TAT proposal won’t make it (County tax increases coming?)

Hawaii's largest retailers may be required to redeem containers

Outdoor Circle opposes transit blight

Molokai Ranch: A year after closure, times are hard but spirit is alive

69 old burials dug up in construction for Kawaiaha'o's $17.5M center--project halted

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Saturday, April 18, 2009
April 18, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:28 AM :: 6232 Views

Hawaii State Senate Passes Massive Tax Hikes, Card Check Bill

State Senate passes taro bill

Taro: Council weighs sunshine issue against expediency

Kenoi confirms Internet investigation, Yagong seeks reports

Big Island: Rally for Education Stimulus Money

State concerns lead homeless shelter to suspend director

Hawaii GOP Promotes Republican Candidates Running for Honolulu City Council Seat

Oahu police no longer blocking sign-waving but urge caution

After Rebranding, Small Business Hawaii Gets Name Change

Bankruptcy judge OKs $6 million in bonuses at HawTel (158% increase in bonuses for next year)

Mark Dunkerley, received $3.3 million in total compensation last year

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Friday, April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:53 AM :: 8919 Views

U.S. nuclear monitors leave N. Korea

Hawaii jobless rate 7.1% in March — highest in 31 years

NPR: Higher hotel taxes may come with aloha

Memo to Legislature: Pay cuts better than no job

Hawaiian Airlines Traffic Up while U.S. airline traffic drops 10 percent

State can divert funding for schools

SB: Hawaii no small-biz paradise

Tavares reports ‘sobering’ tax assessment total

Commissioners find Coco Palms extension a tough nut to crack

Waiawi control ban fails to move

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Thursday, April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:17 AM :: 9215 Views

Hawaii Tea Party Updates: 100s at Capitol, 250 at Kahului, 300 on Big Island

KITV Exclusive: City Workers Accused Of Bogus OT

Hannemann says rail route won't be altered to bypass 'Banana Patch'

Hawaii foreclosures soar 503% in March

GGP Bankruptcy: Ala Moana Center and Ward Centers will continue operating

SB: Budget showdown demands sane deal

HR: Honolulu City Council Proposes Substantial Tax and Fee Hikes

Maui: County preps for loss of TAT

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:39 AM :: 8900 Views

Hawaii Legislature passes $4 Billion in new taxes and fees ($13,000 per family of four)

Card check bill goes forward at Capitol

Maui Proposal includes some fee increases

EPA wants Honolulu to change rail route to save tiny community ('Banana Patch')

Hawaii Retail Vacancy Highest Since 2007

Lawmakers Debate Limiting Funds To Abstinence-Only Programs

Head of Hawaii homeless shelter put on leave amid complaints

Kauai Council debates solid waste strategy

Election financing delay sought

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
April 14, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:18 AM :: 6451 Views

State rejects notion that special law was written solely for the Superferry

Borreca: Abercrombie anxious for campaign Swan Song to begin

Spending way up in race for Honolulu council:  Felix, Holmes, Anderson top list

Movement to possibly ban herbal hallucinogen

Oahu: Hawaii land fund may conserve 5,700 acres

Hawaii Co: Second hearing on new housing impact fee held

Kauai: Council questions Planning Dept.’s planning progress

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Monday, April 13, 2009
April 13, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:36 AM :: 5698 Views

Tax hike on 'inevitable' track

Economy puts seniors on edge

WHT: SB1622 card-check upends level playing field

Advertiser: Stimulus requires reform (Obama tougher than NCLB!!!!  BoE/DoE squirming)

Don't block preschool funds

Unhappy Hour: Chinatown residents try to shutter a bar they say is ground zero for the area's crime woes

Maui: Ray of hope in gloomy isle real estate

Effort to get docs hangs in balance 

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Sunday, April 12, 2009
April 12, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:21 AM :: 9494 Views

PUC considers Sierra Club Plan to quadruple cost of electricity

OHA Water grab: Plan could strangle last sugar plantation

Borreca: Legislature meets Lingle in a battle of the budgets

Price of Obama: Hawaii should be a gathering place, even in recession

Volunteers overcome Government (again): Hana dialysis center dedicated 

MMMC gets $10 million loan from state

MMMC expands heart options:  (Socialism: Capital consumption to fund operating expense)

Pork Dreams: Land prices for Hawaii rail route jump $100 million since 2006

Campaign signs: Lawmakers Outdoor Circle can't contain themselves

Cataluna: Cayetano memoir a candid tell-all

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Saturday, April 11, 2009
April 11, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 AM :: 7620 Views

Mauna Kea plan is approved (years to go until activists can be bought off)

GMO bill sidelined by Mike Gabbard (legislature chooses to allow Counties to attack the fastest growing sector of Hawaii Agriculture...for now)

Lingle-Aiona Dividend: Child welfare system gains have cut foster-care numbers

Proposed budget includes funds for emergency center  ($19.2M to backup computers???)

Price of Obama: Bishop Museum cutting hours, laying off and furloughing staff

Maui police officer describes beating outside his home

Soft on Crime: Makiki man is charged in second shooting

Honolulu takes steps to clean up Chinatown crime problem

End of a Column: Church people worthy of regular coverage

Election fund plan in peril

Police block sign waving by Honolulu City Council candidates

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Friday, April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 8893 Views

Advertiser: Hawaii civil unions bill, hike in sales tax unlikely to pass (Tort Reform also dead)

SB: Sales tax proposal a way for legislators to pass the buck  (No GE increase, but .....)

Business leaders oppose raising excise tax, check card, bankruptcy jobs rules

(Trial lawyer) Legislators Kill Bills Requested By Law Enforcement (Leg refuses to overturn Supreme Court's 1998 Con-Con vote counting trick)

Hawaii unemployment fund in good shape despite high demand

Advertiser: Ceded-lands pact can help defuse conflict

Midweek's Bob Jones blasts HRA

Maui: Nonprofits ask to keep pieces of pie

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Thursday, April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:36 AM :: 7975 Views

Lingle vows veto on taxes

Senators aim to cut pay from top

Bertram, GOP spar over child abuse ad

SB: Maui legislator has entrapped himself in online sex issue

Mauna Kea plan draws mixed reactions: OHA backs CMP

HB 444 - Civil Unions Bill- Dead for The 2009 Legislative Session

Settlement proposed in battle over Hawaii ceded lands

HMSA seeks major rate hike

SB: Sonar's effect on dolphins minimal

Water rate hikes on Molokai 

Laupahoehoe considers Charter School status 

Parents urge panel to save small school

Hawaii County Council delays action on GMO bill

Kona: Target expects flood of applicants

Maui: Off-duty detective was struck 19 times with baseball bats

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:17 AM :: 10656 Views

Layoffs and Taxes -- Senate budget proposal raids hotel tax, foresees counties imposing sales levy

Chances weaken for passage of altered civil union measure

LA Times: Hawaii, suffering tourism drop appeals to Obama

Be careful in listing tax delinquents' names online

Pork Dreams: More than $100M in earmarks for Hawaii sought in U.S. House

Broken Trustee still not going to jail: Lanikai man (Jervis) gets probation for car chase of Hawaii teen vandals  (soft on crime)

Land fund raid step closer to reality

Hidden tax increase on outsiders?--New value allocation approach applied to Kaua‘i condominiums

Parents rally to preserve Wailupe Valley school

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
April 7, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:04 AM :: 6942 Views

Hawaii civil-union bill revision is proposed

Lingle: Stick with me to keep TAT (option 1)

Transient accommodation tax payment bill sent to Senate (TAT increase offered as option 2)

Legislators Consider Internet Sales Tax Collection

KITV Report Shows 9 Transit Jobs Make More Than $100,000/Year

Police Union will not sway Correa's evaluation, panel leader says

Residents on Kauai work for free to fix road to Hawaii state park

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Monday, April 6, 2009
April 6, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:47 AM :: 8393 Views

February occupancy rate for Hawaii hotels worst since 1991

Shakedown: Future of aquaculture discussed in Kawaihae (activists keeping Hawaii's economy in the tank)

State-funded clubhouse centers for Hawaii's mentally ill are at risk (push for tax increase, rinse, wash, repeat)

Honolulu hiring for rail transit division (why taxes are increasing)

SB/Haugen: Akaka Bill: Hawaii could become No. 1 in Native American population (If Hawaiians become reservation Indians)

Ceded Lands OHA, DHHL: Heen vs Kawananakoa

ACLU to defend school drug pushers again--as Schools chief may get more power (to close your school)

SB: 150 Kaneohe Marines leave for Iraq

AP: GOP legislators struggle with little political clout

Kaneohe man arrested after attempted rendezvous with 14-year-old girl

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Sunday, April 5, 2009
April 5, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:52 AM :: 9228 Views

NK missile launches: Not shot down (Obama calls for US disarmament)

Omnibus tax measure likely unless public employees give

SB: Ceded Lands commentary

Colorado groups fund both sides in Civil Unions debate (SB headline only calls attention to anti-civil unions funding)

Extinction crisis?  East Maui survey finds unknown plant species

Hawaii will post list of biggest tax scofflaws on new state Web site

Honolulu's Chinatown residents want more police to cut violence

Sentenced to 20 years; Thief to serve at least 40 months (24 priors)

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Saturday, April 4, 2009
April 4, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 AM :: 9298 Views

N. Korea set for launch

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider New Sales Tax (this is where they've been aiming all along)

Hawaii governor urges pay cuts for herself, lawmakers, judges

Oshiro apologizes for deleting disability board

Hawaii drug gang dispute linked to Chinatown murder

Zippy's lays off 47 workers on Maui amid recession

SB: Instructions to Democrats,"Place Stevens' cloud over Bush prosecutors"

Gang Cesspool violation hamper home financing

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Friday, April 3, 2009
April 3, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:05 AM :: 10836 Views

U.S. on alert to protect Isles

AP: More on Rep Joe Bertram (D-Maui) defending molester

Damage done to Hawaii by Obama: $97.6 million--and counting

SB: Legislator offers proposal to raise taxes on the rich

UH cuts may jeopardize jobs (case for tax increase)

School board opposes governor's budget plan

Bottom? Oahu home prices continue to slide, down 4.5% in March

HMSA, Medicare squeeze suppliers

Civil union supporters hopeful despite failure

Woman, 35, shot after allegedly threatening police in Pawaa

Audit finds state IT department lacking

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Thursday, April 2, 2009
April 2, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:54 AM :: 7725 Views

Rep Joe Bertram in court supporting Maui child molester

Supreme Court asked to clarify Superferry ruling

North Korea Fueling Long-Range Rocket

SB: Raid Hurricane fund, raise taxes (global cooling?)

Views on school funds unchanged (DoE fears accountability)

SB: Accused Chinatown gunman was free on bail at time of shooting

The Price of freedom: $10 a week

Tourist numbers and spending down

Economic recovery for Hawaii may depend on tourism

Economist: Hawaii Tourism 'In Crisis Mode'

Hawaii health centers brace for rise in uninsured patients

SHOPO Finds More Officers Want Chief Ousted

Sovereignty activists disrupt Maui ATV park meeting

Ruling leaves state among defendants in Kaloko suit

Charley Foster: Ceded Lands Debate - What Next for Hawaiians?

Ted Hong: Hawaii v. OHA We’re All in This Together

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
April 1, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:36 AM :: 11347 Views

OHA's Ceded lands grab shifts to Legislature

SB: HGEA demands Tax Increase: Legislators reject Lingle's bid to cut salaries of state workers

Advertiser: Higher taxes, massive layoffs would be the alternative (HGEA busted lying again)

Taking sides on superstore ban

Police get to weigh in on chief

County departments could be cut

Hawaii Medals of Honor remember 23 troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

Report: Chinese kill weapon can destroy aircraft carrier

North Korean missile-launch news

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
March 31, 2009 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:39 AM :: 10716 Views

Expert: North Korea has several nuclear warheads

Union power play: 4 mayors oppose state pay cuts

SB: No quick fix from Asia in tourism promotion

Hawaii State Hospital faces budget shortfall

SB: Cigarette tax hike comes at right time during recession

(Old-boy managed) Hawaiian Telcom's bonuses opposed by U.S. trustee

Deadbeats rejoice: Bill would block credit checks by employers

Soft on Crime:  Felony charges dismissed for 6 of 7 arrested in Iolani Palace takeover

Chinatown Murder Suspect in Police Custody

Rivals fight to fill Aloha void

Transit Brings In High-Paid Positions

Rail stations may be short on parking

Lehman Brothers bankruptcy plagues Kau development

Car agencies cut fleets with tourists on decline

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