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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
February 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:57 AM :: 2463 Views
  1. Fundraising events during session net $1.5M for English and other top Legislators
  2. Push to drain Red Hill fuel creates target for enemy attack
  3. Idea: Lets Give OHA and DHHL $1.2B (again) and Bulldoze all the Telescopes
  4. PRP Works to Keep Housing Costs High (again)
  5. Sluggish NASED project looms as Hawaii bids Aloha to Aloha Stadium
  6. Some Hawaii Agencies Are Pushing A Bill That Would Limit Public Access To Government Records
  7. Millions unspent as HPD patrol staffing lags and police actions decline     
  8. Community leaders seek to ban chronic criminals from returning to Waikiki, other resort areas--LoPresti Says Locals are Criminals
  9. Father of murder suspect calls for changes to help the mentally ill
  10. 2,500 Deinstitutionalized IDD Patients About to Run out of Options
  11. Community Rallies Against Tsuneyoshi Push to Seize Land
  12. How Paradise Beverages got caught polluting Waiawa Stream
  13. CNHA Buys Apartment Complex, Plans to Kick out Tenants, Jack up Rents
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Monday, February 21, 2022
February 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 3618 Views
  1. Samuel Wilder King II, Kalanikupua, Enters OHA At-Large-Trustee Race
  2. Hawaii is the #2 state with the most pothole complaints
  3. Hawaii Cost of Living 93% Above US Average  
  4. CD2 Open Seat?  U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele wants to Leave Congress
  5. Djou: Reform Hawaii Elections To Stop Local Corruption
  6. The issue of big money in politics
  7. SB2819: HSTA Grabs for $94M Pay and Benefit Hike
  8. Kamalani Academy parents sue charter school commission
  9. Choking off Supply to Jack up Prices: 18 Years of Planning and not a Shovel Turned
  10. Media No Longer able to monitor calls for Honolulu police, fire and Emergency Medical Services
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Sunday, February 20, 2022
February 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 PM :: 3271 Views
  1. Honolulu COVID Restrictions to End March 5
  2. Red Hill:  Its the Pipes, not the Tanks
  3. Mauna Kea: Will House Advance HB2024 to Abolish Telescopes?
  4. To fix Hawaii’s corruption, start with legislative term limits
  5. How Honolulu’s Ex-City Attorney Went From Obscurity To A Federal Indictment
  6. SB2092: Make Corporal Punishment of Child a Felony
  7. Owners scramble to find funds, meet deadlines as city requires high-rises to install sprinklers
  8. Gerard Puana, Katherine Kealoha's uncle, charged with terroristic threatening after incident in Salt Lak
  9. A Brutal Killing Says So Much About What Honolulu Is Doing Wrong
  10. Another run at the campaign finance data
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Sunday, February 20, 2022
Letters to the Editor February, 2022
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:39 PM :: 1881 Views

Physician Shortage: The further from Honolulu the worse it gets

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Saturday, February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:23 PM :: 1610 Views
  1. Small businesses would be paying for wage hike in more ways than one
  2. Hawaii Preparing Abortion for the End of Roe
  3. HART Confidentiality Agreement Designed to keep CEO Evaluation Secret?
  4. Hawaii’s indoor mask mandate stays in place for now
  5. Honolulu City Council aims to revamp police commission, provide more authority
  6. ‘Sue Big Oil’ --  9th Circuit Count of Appeals Hearing re Maui & Honolulu Climate Lawsuits
  7. Honolulu Council considering urging city to acquire problem properties
  8. Hawaii’s high cost of living hurts locals most: ‘They can’t afford the rent’
  9. Jail News: Former Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to prioritize affordable housing in run for governor
  10. HPD’s cellblock switch is leaving some homeless people stranded in the suburbs
  11. $7M to Keep Homeless from Disrupting Haiku Elementary School
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Friday, February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 3290 Views
  1. Chief Investigator: State Attorney General Refusing to Indict Government Corruption Cases
  2. On the Move in the Senate: SB2422 Would End Foster Care Abuse Coverups
  3. Red Hill: Senate Approves $350M
  4. Ige Nominates Five to BLNR
  5. Student Press Freedom: Hawaii considers ‘New Voices’ legislation as Senate version clears first legislative hurdles
  6. UPW Scores 14% Raise in Contract
  7. Hawaii businessman at center of bribery probe to enter guilty plea in separate case     
  8. AG: HART ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ is Illegal 
  9. Deputy sheriff who was fired after nearly 40 years of service files wrongful termination suit
  10. Murder of Woman Outside Police Station Made Possible by Doubly-Failed Mental Health System
  11. Kona teacher charged with sex assault of minor
  12. Hawaii businesses face challenging economic climate
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Thursday, February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 2070 Views
  1. Schizophrenic with 18 Priors ‘Released Pending Investigation’ -- Allegedly Murders Woman While Leaving Police Lockup       
  2. HART Seeks ‘Criminal Penalties’ for Whistle-Blowers--Board Members Excluded from Executive Session
  3. After Feds Arrest Two Legislators, House Chickens Out on Auditor Attack
  4. Choy’s Small-Time Bribery Interferes with Big Time Influence Peddling
  5. Pay Hike? Maui Chief’s Morale Improves, SHOPO not so much
  6. Hawaii has highest monthly household bills in the nation
  7. SB2282: Trannies Can Have Abortions, Too
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 3292 Views
  1. Legislature Could Curb Corruption Today with Three Easy Steps
  2. Senate to reopen meetings to the press--Still Keeping Public Out
  3. Former Cocaine Dealer, Hawaii Sen. J. Kalani English, Says Bribery Was Beneficial to Public
  4. Big Joke: Technicalities in Pension Forfeit Law Ensure that We Will be Paying English and Cullen for as Long as They Live 
  5. Criminal started work at DPP in 2012, and almost immediately began taking bribes from a solar contractor
  6. Wage measures still alive: Senate, House bills would increase minimum hourly rate to $18
  7. Bills limiting Hawaii governor’s emergency powers advancing
  8. Secrecy: Unlike Other Cities, HPD Refuses to Give Decrypted Scanners to Media
  9. HB1519 Would Strike at Snake Oil Salesmen Taking Advantage of Sunscreen Ban
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
February 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 2515 Views
  1. Green: Safe Travels program could end in March
  2. Another Department of Planning and Permitting employee pleads guilty to accepting bribes
  3. 2 former state lawmakers accused of taking bribes expected to plead guilty in court
  4. Buying A Corrupt Legislator In Hawaii Is A Surprising Bargain
  5. Bribery News: Bill Would Ban Hawaii Film Officials From Appearing In Films
  6. Make lawmaking more transparent
  7. HSTA Boss to fill Hawaii House seat vacated by Ty Cullen?
  8. Hilo’s ‘welfare doctor’ vindicated after winning legal battle over Medicaid payments
  9. Shrooms to be legal next: Senators Approve Task Force to Outline Sales Pitch and Game Plan
  10. Profiteering from Chemophobia: New Raw Elements dispensers installed on Maui ahead of non-mineral sunscreen ban
  11. Lease extension granted for some KIA properties
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Monday, February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 2515 Views
  1. Laughing at You: After committing Felony, Sen English voted to Amend Bill So He Could Keep Full Pension
  2. Nothing Surprising About Legislative Corruption: A Walk Down Memory Lane
  3. Hawaii’s no stranger to corruption
  4. SB3347: $2000/mo Retirement Pension for Prostitutes
  5. Red Hill’s Firefighting System Was Damaged Long Before Contamination Crisis
  6. Copying California: Another Way to Make Housing Unaffordable--Require Sprinklers in Single-Family residences
  7. Copying California: Kauai Council to Abolish Single Family Zoning
  8. HB2512: More housing for the homeless
  9. Isle transition to electric vehicles slow
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Sunday, February 13, 2022
February 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:16 PM :: 2484 Views
  1. Widespread corruption -- Estimated 100 Crooks Active in Hawaii Politics Right Now
  2. Corruption: Where was Connors as Attorney General?
  3. Corruption?  Saiki hasn’t even taken the first step
  4. Borreca: Comfortable with Loveable Rascals
  5. Proposal for Hawaii to build and sell leasehold condos judged unfeasible
  6. Inflation’s effects on Kaua‘i’s cost of living
  7. Police’s plan to change radio system raises concerns about transparency for the public
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Saturday, February 12, 2022
February 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:03 PM :: 3038 Views
  1. Legislative committee pursuing investigation against state Rep. Sharon Har
  2. Nobody Likes a Rat: Legislators Claim they are Redirecting Choy Donations
  3. Navy completes flushing of zones taking one step closer to allowing military families to return home
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Friday, February 11, 2022
February 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 2870 Views
  1. Honolulu Businessman Milton Choy was Turned by Feds ‘A Couple of Years’ Ago
  2. Hawaii political donor received almost $6 million in contracts
  3. How Hawaii Legislative System Invites Corruption
  4. Hawai’i Carbon Tax Promotes Imports Over Local Production
  5. Record Inflation Hits Consumers & Business Owners in Hawaii
  6. Some drivers remain wary over Oahu’s red light cameras ticketing vehicle’s owner
  7. Pacific may be most likely to see Chinese 'strategic surprise'
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 1993 Views
  1. Former Hawaii lawmakers will keep at least half of their lifetime pensions--maybe all--after guilty plea
  2. HB1871:  House considers bill to relax gift rule as Latest Corruption Arrests Rock Legislature
  3. 90% Say ‘Tip of Iceberg’ as English and Cullen plan to plead guilty, fully cooperate with Feds
  4. Records: Company at center of legislative bribery scandal a big political donor
  5. Lt. Gov. Josh Green is running for governor of Hawaii
  6. Mafia News: Kahele Hints Strongly At 2022 Run For Hawaii Governor
  7. Upset About The Corruption Charges? What Are You Going To Do About It?
  8. Teams prepare to move first wave of displaced military families back home
  9. Experts Say HPD Report Fails To Review Tactics Used In Deadly 2020 Standoff
  10. Officials: Hilo’s sewage plant in danger of failure that could trigger environmental disaster
  11. From 2020 to 2021 Hawaii residents increased their alcohol consumption by 23 percent: Study
  12. Hawaii Justice: How a Child Molester gets Away with it
  13. New Trick to Gut Seed Industry: Environmentalists threaten to sue state, county over claims of polluting harbor on Kauai
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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 1839 Views
  1. Poll: 70% Reject $18 minimum wage
  2. Poll: Opinion Split on Destroying Tourism Industry
  3. Red Hill Security Cameras Were Disconnected Before Fuel Leaks, Kahele Says
  4. MPD recruit who suffered heat stroke is in Oahu hospital
  5. COVID Only Killed Nine Criminals in Jails, Prisons
  6. Teacher absences improve in Hawaii as omicron wanes
  7. Hawaii is not among the top 20 U.S. States in its use of renewable electricity
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
February 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:19 PM :: 2978 Views
  1. Indicted Max Sword Still on Water Board
  2. Class-action lawsuit accuses HMSA of denying needed medical treatments
  3. Kondo: Facts and truth matter — not political theater
  4. Coalition formed to sue over legislative maps    
  5. Poll: Majority not Fooled by Aloha Stadium Hype
  6. Only 9% of Hawaii public school parents want to go back to exclusively online learning
  7. Affordable Walk-up Apartments Are Coming Back, Thanks to Honolulu’s Bill 7
  8. As COVID deaths rise, new research sheds light on the link between fatality rates and race in Hawaii
  9. Bill extends press rights to Hawaii’s student journalists
  10. Campaign poster is hit with antisemitic vandalism
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Monday, February 7, 2022
February 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 1839 Views
  1. Hawaii Civil Rights Commission--Where Cases Go To Die
  2. Rolling Blackouts Coming: HECO Seeks Extremely Expedited Approval of Pearl Harbor Battery
  3. Dirtier Than Coal--Wood Pellets to be Authorized by Stealth Bills
  4. Hawaii bill banning more sunscreen chemicals advances
  5. How The Legislature Kills Bills In Silence Without Even A Vote
  6. Shut down Red Hill fuel facility, most Hawaii voters say
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Sunday, February 6, 2022
February 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 8246 Views
  1. Mafia Logic: How Kai Kahele Could become our next Governor
  2. Poll Results: Green 65% Approval
  3. Stadium Authority Chair is Big Lobbyist for Capitol Consultants and GA Morris
  4. With state’s stadium plan, biggest games aren’t on the field
  5. Hayashi is a Shoo-In for Next DoE Superintendent
  6. Not hearing from the public in person is a big loss for lawmakers, good lawmaking
  7. Will Senate Vote to End Financial Disclosure Requirement For State Boards?
  8. Scowling Obama inspects the construction of his new multimillion-dollar Hawaii mansion and controversial sea wall
  9. Lawmakers consider banning peer-to-peer car rentals to Boost Monopoly Rental Agencies
  10. Mrs Sam Kapoi pleads guilty for role in drug ring
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Saturday, February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 1996 Views
  1. Omerta: Kirk Caldwell Pledges to Maintain Silence, Stands By Ex-City Officials Accused Of Criminal Conspiracy
  2. SB2808: HTDC to Giveaway $50M to fake Hawaii High-Tech companies
  3. Stadium: So much land, so little certainty of public benefits.
  4. Top individual donors to Hawaii candidates during 2021
  5. EPA to inspect Navy fuel tanks at Red Hill later this month
  6. Honolulu community invited to participate in survey to help select next police chief
  7. Oahu Jail Shakedown Launched After Two Guards Are Attacked
  8. ‘Steady exodus’ of officers strains MPD
  9. Study shows Maui's polystyrene ban had a limited impact on beaches
  10. Hu Honua Appeal Laughed out of Court
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Friday, February 4, 2022
February 4, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:19 PM :: 1680 Views
  1. Legislative Session Opens and My oh My!
  2. $600M? Hawaiian homestead bills will be decided in Conference Committee
  3. Relatives incensed by ‘watered down’ version of bill drafted in wake of child murder case
  4. Here’s How County Leaders Think Maui Can Get Tourism Under Control
  5. Hawaii Health Officials Review Drinking Water Standards After Red Hill Fuel Crisis
  6. Moving ‘away from eradication’: Bills urge DLNR to recognize importance of game animals
  7. Middle school principal who got series of disturbing death threats says DOE isn’t taking her safety seriously
  8. Report: More Weed Stores needed to sustain marijuana industry
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Thursday, February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 3119 Views
  1. Caldwell Should Quit Race Before He Gets Arrested
  2. Feds Object To Leong Trick to Point Finger at Dying Man
  3. HB1706 Would ban single-use plastic bottles in 2025
  4. In federal court appeal, Navy calls state order to empty Red Hill fuel tanks ‘capricious’  
  5. Project Reset: Lawmakers push for program that gives criminals lots of free stuff
  6. HPD releases summary report from deadly 2020 shooting near Diamond Head
  7. Honolulu’s Plan To Raise Bus Fares Will Hurt Riders
  8. Hawaii County Campaign fundraising off to a slow start
  9. Kauai Prosecutor candidates Like and Iseri discuss policy ahead of election
  10. Bill aims to cut BLNR out of lease extension approvals in Kanoelehua Industrial Area
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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
February 2, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:37 PM :: 2203 Views
  1. Different Version of Minimum Wage Hike On the Move in the House
  2. HGEA Lunacy: Year after its completion, Union plans to keep state’s $160M psychiatric facility empty for two more years    
  3. Hawaii House committee had plenty of time to harass Auditor but unlikely to pursue penalty tied to Rep. Sharon Har’s DUI arrest
  4. Gay Club Wants Immunity from COVID Rules
  5. Prosecutors offer another round of DUI plea deals after state Supreme Court ruling forces dismissals
  6. Longtime Corrections Officer Elected To Lead United Public Workers
  7. Bill aims to expand lethal force for self-defense; Hawaii lawmaker says ‘it will resonate with the people’
  8. Many Hawai‘i Defense Jobs Are Not Going to Locals. Advocates Want to Change That.
  9. Navy Water Contamination Crisis Highlights Flaws In Early Warning System
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 2819 Views
  1. Aloha Stadium: Two Gangs of Cronies Scramble for Simoleons
  2. Hawaii Green Energy Dirtier than Coal
  3. Josh Green Has An Early Money Lead In 2022 Hawaii Governor’s Race
  4. Desperate Attorneys Want Charges Against Amemiya to go Bye Bye
  5. Rep. Gene Ward: Legislature Should Back Off Les Kondo
  6. New Police Misconduct Report Shows Record Number Of Officers Disciplined
  7. Honolulu police officers justified in using deadly force against suspect with knife, prosecuting attorney says
  8. State Says It Shouldn’t Be Held Liable For Pandemic Harm Including Inmate Deaths
  9. Hawaii public school COVID-19 cases drop, but teacher absences high
  10. Big gain reduces state pension fund’s shortfall
  11. 40,000 open building permits set to expire as Hawaii County streamlines permit process
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Monday, January 31, 2022
January 31, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 1861 Views
  1. Doubled in One Month: Over 100K COVID infections reported in January in Hawaii
  2. 42% of Vacation Rentals Wiped Out
  3. Who’s Looking for Hawaii’s Missing Girls?
  4. Legalized gambling gets renewed push
  5. Lawmakers push for "Ariel's Bill"
  6. Let's Hope For A Respectful Dialogue About Mauna Kea
  7. 5 Charts Show Hawaii’s Housing Cost Squeeze
  8. Among The Ideas For Screening Honolulu’s Police Chief Candidates: Sleep Deprivation
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Sunday, January 30, 2022
January 30, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 2405 Views
  1. Kahele to Follow Hanabusa Path to Oblivion
  2. Investigative committee finds no criminal wrongdoing by state auditor
  3. Attorneys for former Honolulu officials seek documents in Kealoha corruption case
  4. Legislature kicks off by chop-blocking University of Hawaii
  5. Navy releases results for Earhart Village water samples from Stage 2 flushing process
  6. Hawaii To Tourists: Malama Our Land And Culture. Tourists: What’s ‘Malama’?
  7. The Hawaii Ag Department Clipped Poultry’s Wings. But Why?
  8. Shortage of Hawaii school bus drivers forces families to scramble
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Saturday, January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 1882 Views
  1. Lawsuits Threatened as Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Approves Final Legislative Maps
  2. House Panel Recommends Further Harassment Of Hawaii State Auditor  
  3. Official: Biden aware of Hawaii fuel spill; WH commits to restore drinking water, trust
  4. Hawaii Senate Votes To Raise Minimum Wage By October
  5. Honolulu City Council to consider raising property tax rate
  6. HART Claims ’Frog’ Problem to be Solved at End of Legislative Session, System Operational in time for Elections
  7. Blangiardi: No plan to institute booster mandate on Oahu
  8. Anti-Vaxxer Harasses Kids at Sunset Elementary
  9. Police union says HPD staffing shortages are putting officers and the public at risk
  10. Commission nears deadline to propose changes to Maui County government
  11. Maui Garbage Isle thanks to Homeless Meth Addicts
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Friday, January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 3193 Views
  1. Old mafia trick: Leong Attorney Points Finger at Dying Man
  2. State Agencies Push Back Against OHA’s $638M Money Grab
  3. After a Month of Stalling, DoH finally gives Navy ‘approval’ to filter millions of gallons of water a day from fuel-tainted Red Hill shaft
  4. Navy says it will release investigation into cause of Red Hill water contamination
  5. As criticism mounts, police commission eyes ways to speed up selection process for Next Kealoha
  6. Hawaii schools chief search -- Job Description Still Not Written, Position Still Not Advertised
  7. Court clears the way for sale of Miske home in Hawaii Kai
  8. Pelosi, PRP Team up to Train a New Generation of Hawaii Political Cronies
  9. Homeless Drug Addicts Trash Ala Moana Park
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Thursday, January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 4140 Views
  1. Attorney: Sword wants to Sing Like Canary
  2. City Council advances short-term rental bill
  3. SB2021: Lawmakers consider transferring to OHA an estimated $638M of withheld public land trust revenues
  4. Lawmakers Consider Nine Bills Limiting Executive Emergency Power
  5. Is Kai Kahele planning to run for governor? He won’t rule it out
  6. Big Fat Developer Giveaway: 3,000 luxury homes around Aloha Stadium
  7. High levels of petroleum found in drinking water sample at Pearl City Peninsula homes
  8. Hawaii Does Not Need a Minimum Wage Increase
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 2930 Views
  1. Bribery: Another Former Honolulu DPP official pleads guilty
  2. Hawaii’s state auditor Les Kondo blasts House hearings as ‘hit job’
  3. Calling OHA’s Bluff:  HB2024 Would Strip Mountain of Telescopes, Hand it over to Hawaiian Activists
  4. Hawaii Governor Says He’s Not Ready To Permanently Close Red Hill
  5. Ige: Booster shot added to Safe Travels Program ‘In next few days’--No Int’l Visitors Until End of Year
  6. Boost-or-test mandate brings challenges to Maui businesses
  7. Here’s How Affordable Housing Policies Have Impacted Hawai‘i’s Housing Supply
  8. Hawaii’s High Costs Leave Many Struggling To Get By
  9. Hand in Your Pocket: Hu Honua Knows PUC Will Rule Against it--Goes Back to Supreme Court
  10. Five Hawaii County police officers fired in 2021
  11. Big Isle homeless count ongoing
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:10 PM :: 1739 Views
  1. DHHL?  Rainy Day?  Minimum Wage?  Most of the Big Splashy Legislative Proposals are just Negotiating Positions
  2. Minimum Wage Hike -- Big Contract Boost for UPW?  
  3. Proposed short-term rental ban is not the ‘solution’ we need
  4. 8 Years Of Fighting The Police Union In Court And What Did We Get?
  5. More Homeless Mayhem: Police shoot man, 48, who allegedly charged at them with knife in Ala Moana area
  6. Navy to withhold full Red Hill fuel leak report
  7. Maui Commission Wants Public’s Feedback On 40 Reforms To Local Government
  8. UH Football Coaches And The Culture Of Hawaii
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Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 2933 Views
  1. Honolulu’s Culture Of Corruption: It Takes a Village
  2. Federal grand jury probes Hawaii campaign donations
  3. Let's Back Those Trying To Earn An Extra Buck Instead Of Blocking Them
  4. Drinking water quality test results will be made public faster
  5. SB2057: Rush Windfarms Past Community Opposition
  6. Victorino, Bissen, Molina Dive In Early To Maui Mayor Race
  7. How Many Murders does one Criminal Need to Commit Before Being Locked up?
  8. Legislator’s Sports Betting Bill Proposes Staggering 55% Tax Rate
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Sunday, January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 2500 Views
  1. $600M Didn’t Solve Hawaiian Homelands Problem Last Time
  2. DHHL: $600M Here, $600M There, and $200M for OHA
  3. Pension Cash Still Flowing to Kealoha
  4. Effort to Revitalize Hilo sinking into DLNR morass
  5. Carbon Tax Would Drive More People out of Hawaii
  6. DoE Program Designed to Prevent Kids from Ever Becoming Republicans
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Saturday, January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 3609 Views
  1. June Jones turns down Hawaii job: 'I wasn't offered a job that was conducive to winning'
  2. Trapped Rat: Roy Amemiya Wants to Expose other ‘Severance Agreements’. The City Says No
  3. Red Hill: Legislators see Dollar Signs
  4. Term limits for Hawaii legislators would help shorten the long game
  5. PUC Says No to Secret HEI Investments
  6. Report: Gun Control Nuts Like Hawaii, California
  7. Maui Police 25% short staffed
  8. Hawaii public school teacher absences ease following omicron surge
  9. Blood Bank of Hawaii: Critically low blood supply a matter of ‘life and death’
  10. Rep. Val Okimoto To Seek Honolulu City Council Seat
  11. FAKE FAKE FAKE--Resorts find Loopholes in Maui ‘Moratorium’
  12. Kakaako: HHFDC Quietly Evaporates School Plan
  13. Bum Magnet: River Of Life Mission Is Leaving Chinatown
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Friday, January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 3482 Views
  1. UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
  2. Rep Kai Kahele Doubles Down on COVID Lockdowns
  3. Star-Adv: Down with Freedom--Hawaii is only for the Elite
  4. Federal prosecutors not finished--interview Hanabusa
  5. The Squatter House That Miske Bought
  6. City lawyers’ ouster from Iremamber Sykap case sought
  7. Storing jet fuel a complicated task
  8. Hawaii public-school student absences up dramatically in latest COVID-19 surge, report says
  9. Retention rate of Hawaii public school teachers after 5 years of employment just over 50%
  10. Advisory panel formed to help find next DOE superintendent
  11. Plan to ban rentals under 90 days moves through City Council despite some opposition
  12. Mayor Taps Former Fire Chief To Join Honolulu Police Commission
  13. Laughing at the Judiciary: Criminal Racks up 161 Convictions in 18 Yrs
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 2895 Views
  1. Max Sword Points Finger at Amemiya, Leong--Caldwell Next?
  2. ‘Round 3, I’m out’: Hawaii Restaurant Association worries new COVID rules could turn away business, customers
  3. Hawaii House leaders vow to clear Hawaiian Home Lands backlog, raise minimum wage and decommission Red Hill
  4. Sales Pitch for Next Boondoggle: Ala Wai Today 1pm
  5. More families file claims against Navy as attorneys plan for class-action lawsuit
  6. Lawsuit: UPW Elections Botched
  7. Staffing shortages leave scores of Hawaii hospital patients ‘waitlisted’ for long-term care beds
  8. Substitute Teachers Are In High Demand But Short Supply In Hawaii
  9. $30K Mortgage help for Oahu residents
  10. HTA Demands $60M to Find ‘Mindful’ Tourists
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 2006 Views
  1. Closed to the People: 2022 Legislative Session Begins Today
  2. Minimum Wage: Legislature Finishes what COVID Started? 
  3. Update: US Aid Following Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami 
  4. ARPA: Where did $1.6B Go?
  5. Legislature to Consider Auto-IRA Saving for Private Sector Workers
  6. Before Pandemic, Spending Exceeded Long-Term Revenue in Hawaii
  7. Audit of the City's Information Technology Modernization, Services, and Support
  8. Solar: 1,000 megawatts now online
  9. Day One of Legislature: House Panel Needs More Time to Frame Up State Auditor
  10. Hold on to Your Wallet--Legislators want ‘Justice’
  11. HSTA: “There’s absolutely no learning going on.”
  12. 2 years after the tragedy at Diamond Head: Gun Control but not much Lunatic Control
  13. The Path to 100% Clean Energy in 2045 Fallacy
  14. UH Board of Regents nearing vote on latest Maunakea Master Plan
  15. Navy Hires Contractor To Assess Integrity Of Red Hill Fuel Facility
  16. State Suspends Contract For Security Guards That Watch Over The Hawaii Capitol
  17. Illegal Gambling Rooms--Police Have Seized 700 Machines
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 1467 Views
  1. How Kealoha settlement was rushed past Honolulu Police Commission
  2. Military-Industrial Complex, Congressional Delegation Pushing Unwanted Missile Radar for Kauai
  3. Hawaii County Councilman criticized for Anti-Vax social media posts   
  4. 50 Years After Title IX, Hawaii DoE Still Doesn’t Have Female Locker Rooms
  5. ‘Broken Windows’ Enforcement?  Only if you smash the windows in Police Station
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Monday, January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 1717 Views
  1. Punatics to get the House seat stolen from Oahu by Disenfranchising Military personnel?
  2. Gov. David Ige seeks to create new law enforcement agency
  3. Got $123.9 Billion? -- Abercrombie-Connected Group pushes Hawaii political candidates for more ‘investment’ in brainwashing young children
  4. Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages
  5. Restrictions hurt Hawaii’s stake in cryptocurrency market
  6. Navy Gives New Dates For Families Displaced By Water Crisis To Return Home
  7. Sales Pitch for Next Boondoggle: Public can attend virtual meeting discussing Ala Wai Flood Risk study
  8. Honolulu airport improvements become homeless camp--rash of car thefts
  9. Shortage of volcanic black cinder in Hawaii
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Sunday, January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:29 PM :: 3216 Views
  1. Before UH Hired Him -- Graham Got $12.8M Buyout from Arizona State U
  2. Big Pile of Your Money: Legislature Prepares to Light Bonfire
  3. What did Kealoha have on Caldwell?
  4. How did handcuffs become Honolulu’s new jewelry craze?
  5. Miske Lawyers Ask Hawaii Supreme Court to block sealing of old case and gag order issued by state judge
  6. Water at Aliamanu Military Reservation was 3 times state’s safe limit
  7. Living costs, lack of housing hurt medical recruiting locally
  8. More Homeless Mayhem: State librarian asks for $1M security boost against COVID pandemic crime wave
  9. Chinatown: 100 Homeless Drug Addicts Arrested
  10. Caltech Submillimeter Observatory on track to be removed later this year
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Saturday, January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 1434 Views
  1. Commission Hears Complaints on Election Integrity
  2. No Buyout:  Todd Graham resigns as University of Hawaii head football coach
  3. UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
  4. Hawaii public school teacher absences hit 2,159 amid omicron surge
  5. State gets OK to once again streamline food stamp application, renewals process
  6. How The Victim Of Mistaken Identity Was Finally Let Out Of The Hawaii State Hospital
  7. HPD says 20 of the city’s security cameras in Chinatown don’t work
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Friday, January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:31 AM :: 1913 Views
  1. Former council members expect to be witnesses against indicted ex-city officials
  2. Lawmakers: Red Hill Fuel Leaked Into Well Through A Pipeline Navy Didn’t Know Existed
  3. DOE Officials Preview Budget Priorities To Hawaii Lawmakers
  4. Honolulu Police Chief Search Expected To Take At Least 6 More Months    
  5. Annual Statewide Count Of Hawaii’s Homeless Population Postponed
  6. Will This Bureaucratic Tug Of War Over Hawaii’s Ag Lands Finally End?
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Thursday, January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 3196 Views
  1. Caldwell Next to be Arrested?
  2. New map proposed for Hawaii’s state, congressional lawmaker districts
  3. Hawaii Voter database - 100,000 bogus registrations?
  4. Hawaii's Capitol Can Be Opened Safely
  5. 42 Hawaii public schools have not reported their COVID-19 case counts since before winter break
  6. Head of nurses union: Severe staffing shortage at hospitals is impacting patient care
  7. UH Buyout: $1.2M for a Dr Pepper
  8. COVID: People Earned Less from Work--But Got Free Money from the Sky
  9. Antivax Mayoral recall effort fails Miserably in second attempt to collect signatures
  10. Poll - Hawaii Voters Want To Access State Agencies and Services Online
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
January 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 3132 Views
  1. Kealoha Payoff Illegal: Top Caldwell Administration Officials Arrested by FBI
  2. ‘The judge got it wrong’: City prosecutor rails against lawmaker’s acquittal in DUI case
  3. Civil Beat Law Center intervenes again opposing unnecessary secrecy in Miske case
  4. Reality: As it pledges to empty fuel tanks, Navy says cost of crisis now tops $250M
  5. Illusion: Elected officials advance bill pretending to propose city regulate Red Hill fuel farm
  6. Is The Hawaii Legislature Ready To Give Teachers Yet Another Raise Outside of Collective Bargaining?
  7. Hanabusa Gravy Train: Honolulu Rail Board Members Signal Strong Satisfaction With Kahikina’s Job So Far
  8. Bill 41: Neighborhoods need rentals of 30+ days
  9. The Maui Charter Commission Is Weighing 85 Changes To County Government
  10. CNMI House Votes To Impeach Governor Torres
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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:13 PM :: 3038 Views
  1. Drunk With Power: Sharon Har DUI case ends in acquittal
  2. Witch Hunt Continues: House May Ask AG To Probe Alleged Criminal Conduct By State Auditor
  3. COVID Excuse: Higa sentencing delayed
  4. SB666: Hawaii’s Legislature Will Use Climate Change as Excuse for Tax and Fee Hike
  5. Rolling Blackouts Coming: Oahu renewable energy suffers setback
  6. Prioritize COVID testing, transparency to keep schools going
  7. First cruise ship to Hawaiʻi in 2 years arrives with positive COVID-19 cases in isolation
  8. U.S. military tracking Russian military vessel near Hawaii
  9. HPD And DOE Sued For Allegedly Handcuffing 10-Year-Old Girl Over Drawing
  10. New suits filed against housing project on Navy water line as flushing effort continues
  11. Hospitals report ‘critical’ shortage of staffed beds with 1,400 frontline caregivers out due to COVID
  12. Quack? Maui Hospital Goes After Antivax Doc
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Monday, January 10, 2022
January 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 1357 Views
  1. Navy Has Underground Fuel Tanks on Kauai, Too
  2. Legislature: Wooden Stockade to Keep Public Out
  3. SHOPO Leader Wants Faster Progress In Finding A New Honolulu Police Chief
  4. Rate Commission seeks public input on Bus, Handi-Van fares
  5. Hele-On riders offered free Bikeshare use
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Sunday, January 9, 2022
January 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 2165 Views
  1. Aloha Stadium Gravy Train: Tickets on Sale Now $25
  2. Rail Operating Cost may be $150M per Year
  3. Pandemic-caused shutdown of state Capitol hurts public participation in our Legislature
  4. One of Miske’s Hawaii Kai Homes Is For Sale, But He’s Unlikely To Get The Proceeds
  5. Hawaii’s high housing costs can be lessened
  6. Flushing of water system at Aliamanu and Red Hill to continue, Army says
  7. Some Central Maui residents may see different voting districts
  8. Interest is high now that electric guns are legal to buy and carry in Hawaii
  9. Young Brothers suspends some cargo shipments to Maui
  10. Shapiro: Lesson from WWII: Fix democracy with more democracy
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Saturday, January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:05 PM :: 1538 Views
  1. Curbing emergency power
  2. Public schools are in-person, but COVID is keeping hundreds of students away
  3. Hawaii public school officials report 1,800+ teacher absences; Chaminade joins shift to virtual classes
  4. Navy wants to release millions of gallons of treated water a day from tainted well into Halawa Stream
  5. Ige Proposes Statewide Law Enforcement Agency
  6. Next Big Fat UH Buyout: Todd Graham Allegedly Called Hawaii A ‘Third World Country’ Because The Vending Machines Didn’t Have Dr. Pepper
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Friday, January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:17 PM :: 3753 Views
  1. Peter Savio: ‘I Like Trump’ -- Considers Run on Republican Ticket
  2. Miske associate ‘Harry Boy’ Kauhi details Hawaii murder-for-hire in plea deal
  3. Missing HSTA Members Include 1,969 Anti-Vaxxers--Schools Shifting Back to Fake ‘Online’ Classes
  4. Decision on military population means 100,000 Oahuans Disenfranchised so Big island can Seize Control of Undeserved House Seat
  5. Hawaii Tax Collections Are Projected To Top $8 Billion For The First Time Ever
  6. First cruise ship in nearly two years slated to arrive in Hawaii next week
  7. Best feature of Maui comprehensive affordable housing plan is at risk
  8. Commission rejects ‘flawed’ effort to preserve Oahu farmland
  9. Monsanto pleads guilty to pesticide-related crimes in Hawaii
  10. 6 in 10 Oahu homes on the market sold over asking price in 2021: Report
  11. Hawaii Should Prepare Now For The Next Drug Scourge
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Thursday, January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 3018 Views
  1. Hawaii COVID Hospitalization Count Artificially Inflated by 20%
  2. Gov. David Ige’s emergency powers face challenges
  3. Hanabusa Gravy Train: HART Board Rewards one of its own with $170K Salary
  4. The Navy told this military family they were safe from toxic water. Then both their children ended up in the ER
  5. Unemployment Tax Spike For Employers?
  6. Lawmakers: Spend $1 Billion In Rainy Day Funds to Create HGEA ‘Positions’
  7. This Year HTA Wants $150M, and a Convention Center Roof
  8. ‘Working families’ Group of Hawaii lawmakers formed
  9. Hawaii DOE superintendent: Over 1,600 teachers statewide have called out sick    
  10. McDermott Leaving Hawaii House, Daughter-In-Law To Seek Seat
  11. Maui Purports to Have 4,311 ‘Affordable’ Units ‘in pipeline’
  12. Survey: Anti-Tourism Sentiment Strongest Among New Arrivals 
  13. Anti-TVR Bill 41 to be Heard Jan 13
  14. Ex-death row inmate accused of raping another prisoner at Halawa facility
  15. Hawaii 'Proud Boys' leader's case still active year after Jan. 6 Capitol attack
  16. Displaced military families will have to wait longer until water is safe to return home
  17. ‘It’s a mess’: Some Kula residents still boiling water 1 month after powerful storm
  18. With electric guns legal in Hawaii, police warn misuse comes with consequences
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
January 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 1862 Views
  1. Hawaii’s Population Drain Outpaces Most States — 10,358 flee
  2. Lower Income Families May Face Extra Hardships In 2022
  3. Hawaii is forecast to reach nearly 10 million tourists in 2024
  4. Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announces 50% capacity limit on large indoor events on Oahu
  5. Hawaii COVID-19 hospitalizations mount
  6. Hospital workers shortage worsens with more than 1,000 frontline caregivers out due to COVID  
  7. Some Hawaii public schools face staffing shortage as COVID-19 infections rise in the state
  8. Pressures of the pandemic delay environmental protection efforts
  9. Hundreds of domestic violence, DUI cases at risk after state Supreme Court ruling
  10. State offering inmates $25 incentive to get booster shot
  11. Alleged Game Room Shooter Has Lots of Priors
  12. HFD investigating blaze in Kakaako that triggered evacuation at homeless shelter
  13. Hawaii Council committee advances fare-free bus
  14. $250 tax credit for homeowners? Council members mull proposal, vote to table it for now
  15. Hawaii Avoids Port Backups But Some Goods Are Scarce
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