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Monday, January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 2416 Views
  1. “What we have had here is quite a bit of corruption”
  2. Bills seek GET exemptions: Some focus on medical services in an effort to ease physician shortage
  3. Bills would expand fees to access Hawaii state parks, trails
  4. DLNR Nominee Dawn Chang Faces Tough Questions About Her Past Work
  5. Raising Taxi Rates Helps, But Rate Deregulation Is What’s Needed
  6. A State Abortion Coordinator? Mrs Kaniela Ing wants to Model Reproductive Rights on State’s Wildly Successful Homelessness Initiative
  7. Lawmakers considering $250,000 settlement in case stemming from sexual assaults at Kona school
  8. Hu Honua case heads to high court again
  9. Peculiar: Tulsi Gabbard on Shortlist for Trump VP
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Sunday, January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 3250 Views
  1. Corruption?  The conference room at the Capitol erupts in laughter
  2. Truth in Taxation: Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help
  3. The implication that batteries are going to be the source of backup for lack of sunlight on Oahu is simply wrong
  4. Suspending laws is a recurring tactic in Hawaii to shelter homeless
  5. Kakaako Makai: OHA Still Looking for a Re-Do
  6. Buying erosion sites: Enviros Reward their Rich Friends
  7. The legal odds appear stacked against any request to move the Miske trial
  8. Our lawmakers look for respect in all the wrong places
  9. Prince Kuhio Made Pearl Harbor ‘The Nation’s Chief Pacific Outpost’
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Saturday, January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 1332 Views
  1. HPD: We don’t need more Police Ethics Training
  2. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek To Ease Process For Bringing Felony Charges
  3. Green Tax Cut may become reality--But Only for Some Public Employees 
  4. 2nd Amendment advocates balk at Green proposal to create gun-free ‘sensitive places’
  5. Waiahole families facing huge rent hikes as farmers fight to keep local agriculture alive
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Friday, January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 2093 Views
  1. To Stop Reformers, Legislators propose Changing OHA Elections
  2. Aloha Stadium: Green Plan to Benefit Carpenters Union Delays RFP
  3. Lawsuit: Former Kaua‘i prosecutor fired for opposing judicial nominee
  4. Hawaii County PD releases annual disciplinary report
  5. UH graduate assistants’ fight to unionize reaches high court
  6. Hawaii Ordered An Acupuncturist To Stop Practicing. Three Years Later, He Still Was
  7. Hawaii tourist or resident misbehavior what's worse?
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Thursday, January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 2038 Views
  1. Feds May Seek Change of Venue: After Drug Bust, Lawyer Otake Met Miske, Malone in Parking Lot
  2. Renters suffer when Hawaii property assessments increase
  3. 1,300 Jobs Culled At Largest Hawaii Vacation Rental: Shocks Industry
  4. Revising ‘outdated’ law to curb Hawaii emergency powers       
  5. Ex-HPD chief Ballard takes stand in defamation trial, blames misquoted online news article
  6. Authorities arrest former prison guard accused of sexually abusing inmates
  7. Cost Comparison of Hawaii Solar Projects
  8. MEO clears disputed site of future housing project in Waiehu
  9. Oahu aims to clear blocked sidewalks near schools
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 AM :: 2657 Views
  1. Feds: Female Guard Gave Miske associate access to cell phone, drugs while detained at OCCC
  2. DoE Enrollment will Soon be at 65-Year Low
  3. Hawaii legislators want to expand program to keep drug dealers out of jail if they act crazy 
  4. New Park Rangers to Hunt down small businesses
  5. Former Kamehameha Schools CEO appointed as new interim leadership for Bishop Museum
  6. Hawaii had a total of 1,440 millionaires in 2020
  7. Eco-Religion Children's’ Crusade to be tossed out of Court?
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 1663 Views
  1. Kouchi: Tax Cuts are Dead on Arrival, but we’ll make it look good
  2. Attorney General launches cover-up of illegal fireworks delivery to Guards at Oahu jail
  3. Decision forthcoming to fill 2 state House vacancies
  4. Don’t be a Fool: Hydrogen is Just Oil Company Greenwashing
  5. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Shields Against Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion, Guns
  6. HSTA-Owned Legislators Plan to Kill Preschool Plan by Requiring Fully Credentialed Teachers
  7. 3 decades after Dana Ireland’s murder, innocence project attorneys ask judge to vacate conviction
  8. Statewide four year delay to receive birth and death certificates
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Monday, January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 1999 Views
  1. Perruso: Republicans Will Take Wahiawa if Dems Don’t Pretend to Clean up Corruption
  2. Experts: Hawaii’s economy poised to slow down ‘significantly’
  3. School Choice Week: Our keiki deserve an education fitting their unique needs
  4. State Regulators Gratuitously Orders Shut Down of Octopus Farm
  5. Hawaii Highways Closed For Accidents, Infuriating Residents and Visitors
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Sunday, January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 3718 Views
  1. Census: For First Time, Majority of Native Hawaiians live outside of Hawaii 
  2. Calvin Say: What I said before about HGEA Fraudulently Boosting Assessments to Line their own pockets is …uh… ‘Ridiculous’
  3. Will Legislators Finally Abolish HTA This Session?
  4. Will HSTA Kill Pre-K Again?
  5. Local Government Was No Sure Thing In Hawaii — Until Prince Kuhio Got Involved
  6. Miske trial could take as long as five months
  7. Tiny Coolant Leak on Mauna Kea Should Spark Another Wave of Activist Histrionics
  8. Hawai‘i kupuna watchdog head says program in need of expansion
  9. Sales of Delta-8 THC go on in Hawaii amid murky legal status
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Saturday, January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:55 PM :: 1442 Views
  1. Bribery and Fraud: ‘The Public is Angry’
  2. Perfectly Good Telescope to be Removed from Maunakea--Will be Installed at Chilean University where Science is Valued
  3. HART to Open ‘Mid-2023’?
  4. DHHL Spending delayed by State’s Grab for $412M COVID Money?
  5. State’s highest court rules incumbent Maui councilmember won seat in key race
  6. Federal Judge Grants Broad Order Protecting A Honolulu Reporter
  7. ‘Just like Marco Polo’: 77-year-old man killed in large blaze at Aiea highrise
  8. Medical clinic for homeless at Punawai opens for patients
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Friday, January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 1696 Views
  1. Gov. Josh Green Blocks New Jail: Says We Need to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto the Streets
  2. Alm: Prosecutors will Stop Asking HPA to Deny Parole to ‘Heinous’ Criminals
  3. Hawaii Paroling Authority Releasing Lots of Criminals Early--Especially the Crazy Ones
  4. Hawaii’s homeless criminals take a toll on local restaurants
  5. Homeless Village Planned Next to Existing Meth Camp Across from Middle Street Bus Terminal
  6. Hawaii Visitor $50 “Green” Fees ‘Dead on Arrival’
  7. ‘It’s Horrendous’: The Deaths Of 2 Doctors Deepen The Void In Rural Health Care Access
  8. State’s highest court considers call for new election in key Maui Council race
  9. DPP Claims Wait Time reduced to Four Weeks
  10. Traffic violators owe Hawaii taxpayers tens of millions in unpaid fines, records show
  11. Officials warn of more traffic during Honolulu rail work
  12. Hawaii House GOP: Government Reform Is A Priority
  13. Senate GOP: Brenton Awa Admits he is an Idiot
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Thursday, January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 2763 Views
  1. Opening Day: Former Chief Investigator Sues Hawaii Attorney General’s Office for Refusing to Prosecute Corruption
  2. Opening Day: John Waihee’s Favorite Trump-era influence peddler sentenced to prison
  3. Opening Day: Ex-Navatek CEO Pleads Not Guilty To Mortgage Fraud In Hawaii
  4. Opening Day: Miske Lawyer Still on the Case--For Now
  5. Hawaii Gov Signals He'll Sign Ethics Reform Bills--But Only if They Land On His Desk
  6. Bill: 100% Tax on Home Price Increase
  7. Bill: 25% TAT on Short Term Rentals
  8. Senate Bill 125 would increase the “tip credit” amount to match 20% of the Hawaii minimum wage
  9. Opening Day: Makaha Beach Thug Interrupts Speaker’s Remarks--“You guys talking about money--We First”
  10. Water Board Says EPA is Slowing Red Hill Shutdown
  11. Over 400 citations issued from Oahu red light cameras
  12. Suit against Boy Scouts: ‘Pattern of failures’ led to fatal shooting of 11-year-old at Hawaii campsite
  13. HB64: Confiscating Guns
  14. Rich Liberal Democrats support affordable housing in principle but go all NIMBY when it comes to their own neighborhoods
  15. HSTA News: Former Waimea Teacher Victor Aguilar sentenced for sexual assault
  16. Ex-airline worker indicted in COVID fraud
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:32 PM :: 1864 Views
  1. Lawmakers Rushing To Hold Last-Minute Fundraisers Before Session Begins
  2. Honolulu Permitting Inspector OK’d His Own Company’s Projects
  3. A new witness for the prosecution appears to have created conflict of interest for Miske’s lead attorney
  4. Will Anderson ‘Blowup’ $600 Million DHHL Spending Plan?
  5. A year after construction wrapped up, red tape keeps city’s $17M housing project for the homeless empty
  6. Maui Medical center’s patient census seasonally high
  7. Ron Menor, longtime Hawaii politician, dies at 67
  8. Hawaii gas price average finally below $5, but still higher than national trend
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 1844 Views
  1. News media turn a blind eye to attorney misdeeds
  2. Hawaii's Zoning Laws Are A Self-Inflicted Wound. It's Hurting Our Housing
  3. Green’s $100M Climate Fund based on Unconstitutional State Visitor Impact Fee
  4. State to unveil ambitious preschool plan for Hawaii (again)
  5. After 5 years in court, North Shore killing brings call for tougher murder law
  6. Hawaii bill proposed to offer backpay to those terminated over vaccine mandates
  7. Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Are Back On Track After Chinese Companies Reroute Solar Panels Thru SE Asia to Evade Biden Administration Slavery Sanctions
  8. Hawaii needle exchanges at record high--1.23M
  9. Eternal Flame for Hawaii’s veterans burns again
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Monday, January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:31 PM :: 1840 Views
  1. Legislators ‘Rough Up’ Ikaika Anderson, Prepare to reject Appointment
  2. When the Legislature passed the Sunshine Law it exempted itself
  3. Sen. Gabbard to push for Green Amendment
  4. Red Hill task force takes full control of ‘all activities’ at Site
  5. Will Council Vote to Clear Knife-Wielding Homeless Drug Addicts from School Grounds?
  6. Captain Cook fire station illegally renamed without public input
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Sunday, January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 2476 Views
  1. Criminal Conspiracy behind Property Assessment Hikes
  2. Only Republicans Support Tax Cuts
  3. Hawaii Is Where People Spend The Most On Rent --42% of Income
  4. Lawmakers not enthused about changing the way business is done at the Legislature
  5. Saiki: Green’s $100M Climate Initiative DOA
  6. DHHL Will Soon Have Three Plans to Spend $600M--Therefore the money will elapse unspent
  7. More upgrades needed at State Hospital to handle demand for mental health services
  8. Department of Health no longer wants 2 Oahu hospitals
  9. Molokai health center closing, leaving a big hole in medical care on the 'friendly isle'
  10. 456 Catch-n-Release Arrests in Waikiki, 575 Arrests in Chinatown do nothing to reduce Crime--Time to Call in National Guard?
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Saturday, January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 2646 Views
  1. Prioritizing lists
  2. Kihei: Opening of Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus delayed
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 14, 2023
  4. Kuilei Place ‘Affordable’ Units Cost $800K
  5. A loaf of bread for $10.99? Inflation might be easing but sticker shock is still real
  6. 2 Miske Lawyers could be disqualified over Forged Character References  
  7. Is MMA star BJ Penn running for something? It sure looks that way
  8. Maui Lawmakers Wishy-Washy on Tax Cuts
  9. Disused since 2007, Air Force Lease of DHHL Land on Molokai Finally Expires
  10. Parking meter snafu totally avoidable
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Friday, January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 1510 Views
  1. Soft on Crime: Man charged with attacking elderly woman in her home had murder conviction overturned on Technicality
  2. Sen Favella: Shut Down UH Manoa
  3. DPP Finally Processes Building Permit 5 Months After Chick-fil-a Opens
  4. 99% of Medicated Dopers Say its for uh … ‘Pain’ or uh … ‘PTSD’
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Thursday, January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 2093 Views
  1. Blangiardi will not cut Property Tax Rates
  2. Honolulu Hale Keeps Stealing State Appointees To Keep HART Board Non-Functional--AG Refuses to Issue Opinion on Legality
  3. Green proposes first biennial operating budget, says Homeless cost $80K per bum per year
  4. Bill aims at minimum wage tip credits for Hawaii service workers 
  5. Commission Fines Cayetano Campaign, Super PAC Over anti-Green Attack Ads 
  6. Military housing rent hikes taking a toll on residents 
  7. Kihei school missing legal requirement to open campus 
  8. Victorino Vetoed Maui Historical Rules on last Day in Office 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 1596 Views
  1. Judiciary Uses ‘Prosecutorial Misconduct’ as Excuse to let 24 Gangsters Escape Justice--Now They Want to Go Further
  2. Green Goes Wobbly on GE Tax Cuts
  3. “I am so pissed off”--Carpenters Union Operative Ikaika Anderson Bumbles Through Senate Hearing
  4. Former Maui senator (and cocaine dealer) has paid $75,000 of his $100,000 fine
  5. Death Penalty Phase Begins For USO ‘Enforcer’ In Arizona
  6. ‘USO Family’ inmate facing repeal of probation after Auto Break-ins at Makapuu Point
  7. Hawaii Hospital Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Nurses
  8. DOE slow to assess schools’ vulnerabilities to violence
  9. Crew members, air ambulance wreckage recovered from ocean
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 2132 Views
  1. Mizuno, Holt Bill Would Legalize Gambling Parlors and restrict ownership to local criminals
  2. Mainland Criminal Shot in Waikiki: Found not guilty in attempted murder case but foolishly did not leave Hawaii--now HPD Shows Little Interest in Catching Vigilantes
  3. New Preschools Designed to Fail: DoE Assigns only Three People to Spend $200M
  4. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green pledges $100M to line global warmers pockets
  5. Handi-Van Delivers Dude with Firebomb to FBI HQ in Kapolei
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Monday, January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 1772 Views
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 7, 2023
  2. Akina recaps victories, disappointments of 2022; is optimistic about 2023
  3. Green tells HSTA he will propose new $500 teacher tax credit
  4. $100M Affordable Housing Scam: HCDA to discount 501 Kakaako affordable housing units to insiders’ profitable nonprofits for a quick flip
  5. Capitol gradually reopens with ‘hybrid environment’
  6. Hawaii Increasing State-Leased Office Space
  7. Reconsider The GET
  8. Another Year, Another Gambling Bill
  9. TMT environmental review delayed by voluminous comments
  10. HMC overcrowding project: $50 million expansion would add 55 beds
  11. Only a fraction of cemeteries on the island are licensed by the state and not all have a perpetual care fund
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Sunday, January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1935 Views
  1. City Planning to INCREASE Property Tax Rates to Pay for Fattened HGEA, UPW, SHOPO Contracts
  2. HGEA Job trust killing Sister Isle Health Care: Hefty subsidies continue for Hawaii’s state-run hospitals
  3. Tracking Government Reform Proposals In Hawaii
  4. What is Ron Kouchi’s Darkest Secret?
  5. Kahele: A relatively new political face who just couldn’t put it all together
  6. Kawika Crowley, Republican Congressional Nominee, Commits Suicide in Hilo
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Saturday, January 7, 2023
January 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 1985 Views
  1. Fleeing From Feds: Hawaii Jones Act Shipbuilder Arrested at Sea
  2. Hawaii Most Expensive Pizza in USA
  3. Sunshine Law Violation? OHA Town Halls to Discuss Kakaako Makai Development
  4. Notice of Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
  5. Optimism About Astronomy on Mauna Kea
  6. Former Navatek CEO Indicted Again--Second Jones Act Shipbuilder Arrested This Week
  7. Leaky Hawaii Convention Center--It seems like Aloha Stadium all over again
  8. Another Giveaway to HSTA: Hawaii governor to propose $500 tax credit for teachers
  9. Downturn gripped 2022’s Oahu home sales
  10. Experts say cesspool conversion too costly for most
  11. Hawaii retailers say shoplifters are a growing threat to their bottom lines
  12. ‘The Color of Money’ -- City’s Homeless Resource Center remains empty due to funding complications
  13. Hawaii approved controversial ‘FCKBLM’ license plate. It can’t get it back.
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Friday, January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 2235 Views
  1. Maui County Lawyers Attack Reporter Who Exposed Child Molesting DUI Sextortion Cop
  2. 'I think it's a wake up call' -- DPP Delays Behind Deadly Unpermitted Rock Wall Collapse
  3. Interim chair of the Honolulu Liquor Commission resigns to go work for Bissen on Maui, blaming ‘baseless accusations’
  4. Good News: Hundreds Of Honolulu Parking Meters Disabled By Verizon 3G Shutdown--City ‘only’ Had Seven Years Notice
  5. Prison Health Records System Down for Six Months, Because DPS Did not Update Software
  6. To address staffing shortfalls, 12-hour shifts proposed for adult corrections officers
  7. ‘Record-breaking’ demand for healthcare takes toll on workers at Maui hospital
  8. NTSB Preliminary Report - Hawaii Life Flight
  9. Semisub in fraud case missing from Kewalo Harbor
  10. Reimagining Waikiki Tourism: Poop, urine and vomit are just icing on the cake
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Thursday, January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 4516 Views
  1. Nakipi Motorcycle Club Collecting Drug Debts for Miske-Six Deaths?
  2. 223% Increase in Property Taxes on Long-Term Rental Units
  3. State considers another $300 tax refund
  4. New Clinic for Military Families Exposed to Red Hill Fuel a 'Dog and Pony Show,' Patients Say
  5. Hawaii County permitting process “extremely unusual” in the industry
  6. Demand for SNAP up; increase in Social Security benefits could impact eligibility
  7. Soft on Crime: After Three Armed Standoffs, Criminal May Finally get Time in Prison instead of ‘Supervised Release’
  8. After Lifetime of Drug Use, Criminal Finally Gets Medication
  9. The real reason B.J. Penn ran for Hawaii Governor - he believes mountaintop telescope is Chinese weapon
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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:29 PM :: 3463 Views
  1. Taxes, housing drive people from Hawaii, policy group says
  2. Feds: Jail Guards Smuggling Illegal Fireworks thru OCCC Mailroom
  3. HPD: Unfair to ask us to Enforce Fireworks Laws--Get the Feds to do it
  4. Sierra Club: We Will Destroy Dawn Chang  just as we destroyed Carlton Ching
  5. Councilmembers: We intend to keep the Swollen Property Tax and Give it to Unions
  6. New Council Sworn In, Eliminates Remote Testimony--Then Changes Mind
  7. Dozens of concealed carry permits issued on Kaua‘i
  8. Not a Sanctuary State?  Hawaii ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban ‘Aliens’ from Owning Property
  9. Condo Owners Want More Power To Fight Their Homeowners Boards
  10. Homeless Trash Snuffs out Eternal Flame
  11. Group looks to speed up $2B-plus effort to cut Hawaii’s cesspools
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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 3423 Views
  1. HGEA Fraudulently Boosted Oahu property values to fatten contract negotiating position
  2. Honolulu City Council to take oaths at Noon Jan 3
  3. New laws pretend to take aim at corruption
  4. Swimming in Cash: Council to consider excess, unspent gas taxes
  5. About those 100% illegal aerial fireworks--Similar to Prohibition, this ban isn’t working
  6. The Big Island Is Confronting A Big Problem With Fentanyl
  7. Lawsuit: State Failed To Help Severely Disabled Boy
  8. Oahu care facility to close amid demand for services 
  9. Data Shows Hawaii Shippers Are Regularly Breaking Speed Limits In Sensitive Whale Zones
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Monday, January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:08 PM :: 1574 Views
  1. “Deep Moral Crisis” in Hawai‘i Government
  2. Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise as Addicts Get Narcan
  3. Hawaii vacation rental demand lower than before pandemic
  4. Big Island Attempts To Curb Short-Term Rentals
  5. Pork: Congress funds military, programs in Pacific
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Sunday, January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 3062 Views
  1. Another Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer loses law license
  2. Kouchi: Green is a Lightweight and Will be Dealt With as Such
  3. Governor Doogie Howser MD
  4. Guns, housing, cannabis are on legislative agenda
  5. Pandering to the Ignorant: Brenton Awa Bill would ‘prevent nonresidents from buying our homes’
  6. NIMBYs Push back Against Affordable Housing
  7. Honolulu EMS reports long list of fireworks-related injuries in ‘brutal’ start to new year
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Saturday, December 31, 2022
December 31, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 2556 Views
  1. Judge Allows Legal Trickery--Helps Union Boss Evict Pig Farmer
  2. Fireworks can annoy, yes, but time to chill out
  3. NDAA Military Spending Bill Will Make Jones Act Exemptions Harder to Get
  4. Hawaii Is Still Waiting for Big-Spending Japanese Tourists to Return
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Friday, December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 2827 Views
  1. Hawaii:  Long, expensive road for government permission to work
  2. Green Announces Seven New Appointees--Pulls Tokioka and Yamane from House
  3. November 2022 Tourist Count 90.9% of November 2019 
  4. Department of Agriculture Awards 579 Microgrants
  5. Bishop Street Lawyer tries to Steal $2M--Loses Law License
  6. Development consultant appointed to run DLNR draws criticism
  7. 2022: Looking Back on a Year of Corruption Busts
  8. Quiet Title: How one Kuleana Plot was Reversed
  9. Police warn against firework watching on the freeway
  10. New Red Hill health clinic on Oahu off to a rocky start
  11. Respiratory Viruses Not Behind Hawaii Hospitalization Spike
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Thursday, December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 2062 Views
  1. Saiki, Kouchi Plan to Block GE Tax Exemption for Food, Medical Care 
  2. Council Gives 42% Salary Hike to Maui County Clerk
  3. Rep Garcia to introduce bill to reduce gay recruitment in grades K-3
  4. Most Video Cameras At Hawaii’s Women’s Prison 'Broken’
  5. Violence Against Women Act amended to funnel money to Native Hawaiian Groups
  6. Sen Shimabukuro ‘understands’ Thug ‘Steward’ of remote West Oahu beach as he fights charges against him in court
  7. Homeowner Removes Concrete Seawall After Fines Threatened
  8. Navy criticized for paving over toxic foam spill area with tests pending
  9. Oahu sees a big dip in fireworks permits, but don’t expect a quiet night
  10. UH Helps DoE with New Excuse: Vog hurts student test scores
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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
December 28, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 1588 Views
  1. AG Urged to Investigate Board of Bishop Museum
  2. COVID impact to linger: Schools chief says it will be years before students recover academically
  3. Green: Emergency rules still needed to tackle fallout from air ambulance crash
  4. Hawaii County Legal Fireworks sales strong ahead of New Year’s festivities
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 2800 Views
  1. Miske an FBI Informant?  Snitched on MS-13 to ‘Defend Hawaii’
  2. Judge: City could be held liable for Kealohas’ crimes, potentially costing millions
  3. Trust in Honolulu government is down, survey finds
  4. Blangiardi Seeks Another $33M for CNHA to Give Away
  5. A Streamlined Solution To Hawaii's Chronic Housing Woes
  6. Kauai Legal Fireworks Sales Begin
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Monday, December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 1820 Views
  1. Child Welfare: "an assembly line of injustice, in which everyone pretends to be holding hearings, but they’re just going through the motions."
  2. COVID spurs rise in suicide risk factors
  3. Problems frustrate people relying on Oahu’s TheHandi-Van
  4. Hawai‘i Convention Center Grubbing for Money (again)
  5. Maui Has A New Plan To Map Significant Cultural Sites
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Sunday, December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 1757 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Earning a Procurement Exemption
  3. When the Communications Director is Away
  4. Emergency Rule Extends Licensure Waiver for Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaii 
  5. Green Budget Balloons 13%
  6. 1,758 lives lost to COVID in Hawaii
  7. Moszkowicz Big Island’s first Chief not born in Hawaii
  8. Mental Health Licensing: “The bureaucracy is unnecessarily difficult.”
  9. Hawaii public school teachers denied 2 days paid vacation from their vacation
  10. $115M to buy out Every Homeowner on Sunset Beach
  11. Navy says Red Hill cameras may not be operable for defueling
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Saturday, December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 2541 Views
  1. Miske Case: Chasing tips and rumors
  2. Hawaii hotel occupancy decline signals continued slowdown
  3. No Surprise: Waimanalo Gulch for Two More Years
  4. Bill 7 ‘Affordable’ Development Begins
  5. Schatz $64M Rail Appropriation will Start Work on $200M Pearl City Garage?
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Friday, December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 2111 Views
  1. Oahu homeowners balk after property tax assessments soar 20% to 30%--Demand Tax Rate be Cut
  2. 3rd Attempt to Steer Contract to CNHA:  HTA splits multi-million dollar tourism contract in two
  3. HART: Portion of rail on track to open in March or April 2023
  4. ‘A high priority’: Green pledges major relief for one of Hawaii’s most overcrowded hospitals
  5. Hawaii 100% Renewable Energy Goal is Seriously Flawed
  6. Homeless Camp Fires a danger to Hawaii’s electrical grid
  7. More Homeless Mayhem: City Returns 4,823 stolen shopping carts this year--Value $3.8M
  8. Narcan revives 42 addicts this year
  9. Soft on Crime: Rapist gets bail, allegedly comes back to kill his Victim
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Thursday, December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:58 PM :: 1389 Views
  1. Sea Level Rise: Cesspool Overflows will Mix with Chemical Spills and Inundate Honolulu--Solution?  More mental health services
  2. Maui Council Protects Monster Home Builder--Kills Investigation
  3. Big Kalihi home under construction draws flurry of complaints ― and new city scrutiny
  4. Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke sees both sides of how to build the state budget
  5. Kahele Introduces Bill Lowering Blood Quantum For Home Lands
  6. SHOPO Campaign to Oust Maui’s ‘Outsider’ Chief Strikes Out
  7. Honolulu Police Department looks to expand 3-day workweek
  8. Council delays forming Hilo Improvement District
  9. Homeless Die 30 Years Earlier Because We Do Not FORCE them into shelter
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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 2349 Views
  1. Hawaii Gender Gap #2 in USA--Failing Boys Account for All of DoE Shortfall
  2. Artificial Shortage: 74% of Oahu Land is Vacant
  3. Families in Debt: Latest Study Analyzes Hawaii Debt Predicament
  4. Hawaii Worst Roads in USA
  5. Hawaii November Unemployment 3.3%
  6. Senate Appropriations Bill: Pork for Rail, Red Hill, Housing
  7. Hawaii’s Broken System Relies on Emergency Proclamations to Cut Through Bureaucracy
  8. Monstrosity: Walls to Line Ala Wai Canal
  9. HSTA: We Want Two Free Paid Days Off During our Paid Vacation
  10. Graveyard Shift: Honolulu Pays Police $1 Million In Overtime To Guard Morgue Trailers
  11. Delay sought in affordable housing scam trial
  12. Public, private agencies support medical air transport efforts
  13. Kahele Doesn’t Know When Next Primary Is
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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 1977 Views
  1. Hawaii Among Nine States Running Long-Term Structural Deficits
  2. Green Submits Budget, Releases Grants-in-Aid
  3. Congressional Delegation Calls For Independent Investigation Into Toxic AFFF Leaks At Red Hill
  4. Hawaii Joins Bipartisan group of 37 AGs urging stronger protections for airline customers
  5. 15-year permitting saga--Business Owners Sue Maui County After Racking up $1.2 Million In Fines
  6. Green Administration Plan To Tackle Hawaii’s Housing Shortage--Give Carpenters Union what it wants and Raise Taxes
  7. Hawaii Has A Lot of Pork In Last-Gasp Federal Budget Talks  
  8. Public input sought on plan for Hawaii’s public schools
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Monday, December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 1791 Views
  1. Counties should not profit from Hawaii's housing crisis
  2. ‘My life changed’: Property owners appeal steep increases in taxes
  3. Hawaii Medicaid enrollment up 40% since start of pandemic
  4. Ala Wai flood plans approach final form
  5. 33 Years Later Maui County Considers Leasing Land On Lanai for Ag Park
  6. A Gag Order In A Foster Death: When Child Welfare Secrecy Goes Too Far
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Sunday, December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 2880 Views
  1. Money Laundering: Miske Paid Employees in Cash
  2. Will Hawaiian Homelands $600M Be Stolen by Hoopili or Walter Ritte?
  3. Gov. Josh Green now must turn his promises into action
  4. ‘Dangerous Precedent’: Seawall Approval for Obama Estate
  5. Hawaii GOP To Decide Whether To Show Cynthia Thielen The Door
  6. Firefighting Foam Spilled At Red Hill Before. The Navy Didn’t Notify Anyone
  7. Will Honolulu police recruits exceed retirements?
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Saturday, December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 2604 Views
  1. Moszkowicz selected as Big Island police chief
  2. Moszkowicz Wants to Recruit Officers Away from Honolulu PD
  3. HPD: Weapons violations up in five of Oahu’s eight police districts
  4. Kaniela Ing Cited For Another Campaign Spending Violation--Referred for Criminal Prosecution
  5. Racist ‘Steward’ of remote West Oahu beach charged with harassment after encounters with visitors
  6. Guam Legislature passes abortion ban; governor veto expected
  7. Wespac Will Have To Pay Back More Than $800K Of Mishandled Federal Money
  8. Hawaii’s Prison Medical Records System Has Reached A Point of ‘Absolute Crisis’
  9. Former owner of Oahu rehab business indicted for fraud
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Friday, December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 1833 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Police False Arrest Victim to Cover for Informant
  2. Arizona prison that houses Hawaii inmates could influence design of long-stalled Oahu jail
  3. Stadium authority says they can pull off redevelopment plan. Not everyone agrees
  4. Hawaii Island preschool to remain closed as legal wrangling over lead continues
  5. ‘Everything is dead:’ Suit claims Parker Ranch was responsible for massive 2021 wildfire
  6. Medical transport flight with 3 crew on board missing off Maui
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Thursday, December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1788 Views
  1. Include Medical Services In GET Exemption
  2. “It’s not like there’s more corruption”
  3. Jail for Kaniela Ing?
  4. Trial for alleged leader of Hawaii crime syndicate set
  5. Arizona Private Prison Vastly Superior to Miserable UPW-USO Controlled Hawaii Prisons 
  6. Ethics complaints filed against two county planners
  7. Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers Still Trying to Fool Public
  8. HFD: Lithium batteries blamed in 58 Oahu fires
  9. Hawaii hospitals still full ahead of the holidays
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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 2022 Views
  1. Disgraced Bitcoin Billionaire Sent Thousands to Hawaii Democrats
  2. Army Investigating Gay Bondage Pics Taken on Hawaii Base
  3. 2023 Real Property Assessments up 12.4%
  4. $300 Rebate Checks From Hawaii: You Can Still Claim It
  5. Anderson: DHHL $600M Could Bail out Hoopili, Koa Ridge
  6. More HTA Irregularities Uncovered
  7. Kaua‘i in-person voting went Republican
  8. Police Commission grills chief candidate Bird over hotel stay paid for by Ironman
  9. Jury awards $75,000 to former county prosecutor
  10. Fire Sprinkler Retrofits Gain Traction As Building Owners Eye Rising Insurance Costs
  11. Honolulu ambulance provider overwhelmed by surge in Homeless non-emergency calls
  12. Shopping cart theft may cost you more at the grocery store
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 2665 Views
  1. $600M Gift to Carpenters Union--Ikaika Anderson To Direct Hawaiian Home Lands
  2. Green’s DLNR Nominee Involved in Kawaiahao Church Graveyard Mess
  3. Gov. Green stuffs state workers’ stockings with 2 days off 
  4. Who Needs Collective bargaining?  Push is on for Another Big Fat Pay Hike for Teachers
  5. Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact -- allow accredited educators to teach in Hawaii
  6. Hawaii Tourism Marketing Chief Asks for Exemption from Procurement Laws
  7. Big Island Police Chief finalists make first public appearance
  8. BWS: Navy detected ‘forever chemicals’ at least twice in drinking water at Pearl Harbor base
  9. DOE works to place Narcan at all school campuses
  10. Mosquito control project could curb population by 90% or more
  11. Drug Addicted Homeless Criminals Take Over Sugar Beach
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Monday, December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 3144 Views
  1. 10 Years Later: Without Inouye Protection, Many are Arrested
  2. Abigail Kawananakoa, Native Hawaiian activist and heiress, dies at age 96
  3. Who CWS Takes Kids From
  4. Prosecutors cite concern with “fabricated evidence” in appeal of Miske cell phone ruling
  5. Court ruling favors kuleana family in West Maui
  6. Native Hawaiian fishing permit approved for Papahanaumokuakea
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