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Monday, October 18, 2021
Letters to the Editor October, 2021
By Letters to the Editor @ 8:02 PM :: 2091 Views
  • When the sun goes down, the fun on the beach is quickly attacked by local police
  • Timber Industry, Big Green all for Wood Pellets
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Monday, October 18, 2021
October 18, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 PM :: 1998 Views
  1. Stadium: DAGS and Developers Giddy over Next Financial Black Hole
  2. Public weighs in on potential Honolulu City Council districts
  3. Hawaii employers looking for employees as coronavirus pandemic’s impact lingers
  4. Drug-related deaths in Hawaii up 13% this year
  5. Another ruling against former foreclosure attorney Gary Dubin
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Sunday, October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 2418 Views
  1. Digital ID For A Digital World?  Nobody is Fooled
  2. Students push back against surveillance and other measures they see as going too far
  3. Honolulu taxpayers face big hit on Kakaako rail easements
  4. Can Lieutenant governor candidates Trust Josh Green?
  5. Kauai’s Special Election For Prosecutor -- Iseri Back for More Fun n Games?
  6. Which County Pays Its Council Members The Most? (Hint: It’s Not Honolulu)
  7. Hawaii is at the ‘beginning of the end of the pandemic’ with herd immunity on the horizon; Officials warn not to let guard down
  8. Hilo Antibody Clinic Treats 49 Patients
  9. Hawaii’s crime rate dropped in three of four counties in 2020
  10. Mafia News: Hollywood Strike Averted As IATSE & AMPTP Reach Deal On New Film & TV Contract
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Saturday, October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 PM :: 2082 Views
  1. Hawaii Auditor Les Kondo and House committee investigating him appear headed to court
  2. Hawaii finally hits 70% fully vaccinated mark
  3. Exemptions to Hawaii’s COVID mandate end at state facilities
  4. For Hawaii visitors; counties looking to implement fees, reservations, beach closures
  5. Driver, not Honolulu police, is at fault for teen’s injuries, city alleges
  6. City launches new crisis outreach program to provide services to homeless in need
  7. Maui Sweep Pushed 47 Bums to Accept Shelter
  8. With HPD main station cell block to close for renovations, detainees will be held elsewhere
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Friday, October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 5471 Views
  1. Hawaii Republican Chair Resigns
  2. Hawaii COVID Response: Safety vs Freedom
  3. UHERO: Hawaii Needs to Focus on Developing Good Governance in Managing Tourism
  4. Naming Names: New Hawaii Election Districts Endanger Eight Incumbents
  5. Surveillance video backs witness claims that officers fled after devastating Makaha crash
  6. HART:  TAT Hike Will Not fix $3.5 billion shortfall
  7. HART Approves $23M Legal Fees For Looming Trial Against Howard Hughes
  8. Legislative Agenda: Rental car cap, hotel room freeze may Cause Recession
  9. Building hospital capacity; Hawaii authorities change their Covid conversation
  10. Pediatric COVID-19 cases rise in Hawaii amid Delta surge
  11. Special Ed Students Have Been ‘Left Out’ From Distance Learning in Hawaii
  12. Solar Farm Just Another ‘Deleterious Project’
  13. Hawaii inmates to receive $50 if they get COVID-19 vaccine
  14. New Legal Clinic Aims To Give Criminals A 22nd Chance
  15. Police officers learn new skills to deal with homeless mental illness
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:15 AM :: 2051 Views
  1. Star-Adv Finally Corrects False News Report Which Fuels Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories
  2. HART Says It Didn’t Get A Key Report On Track Woes. The Contractor Says Otherwise
  3. Hawaii hotels see momentum as holiday season approaches
  4. Maui County to ease restrictions, gathering limits, starting this weekend
  5. Hawaii already has a high cost of living. Inflation means it’s about to get worse.
  6. Lassner to UH faculty, staff, students: Prepare to be on campus next spring
  7. Hawaii Is Losing More Teachers Than Ever Amid Pandemic Fatigue
  8. HPD Reviewing New Bodycam Policy After Judge’s Ruling
  9. Having Trouble Finding Homeless in Chinatown?
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 3315 Views
  1. Belatti’s Auditor Attack Goes up in Flames After 1,000 Junk Cars Discovered
  2. Phony Baloney: Contemptable Hawaii House Panel Warns It May Hold The State Auditor In Contempt
  3. No COVID Relief on Hawaiian Homelands Thanks to Al Hee’s Greed 
  4. Lodging tax hike looms: Hawaii County Council to discuss adding 3% to TAT
  5. Why change rule on short-term rentals?
  6. How many Hawaii people are on food stamps?
  7. LG campaign: Losers, Has-beens and Failures
  8. Hawaii hospitals catching up on postponed procedures, but Hilo still grappling with COVID patients
  9. Hawaii Gives One COVID Vaccine Shots to 91.2% of Residents Over 12
  10. Supreme Court: No More Expedited Releases For Hawaii Inmates--‘Risk to Public far Outweighs risk of COVID’
  11. Assault Charge Filed Against Honolulu Developer Dismissed By Court
  12. New body cam video shows bizarre encounter before fatal police shooting in Nuuanu
  13. The hotel next door
  14. PUC Hearing: Community Opposition to Wind and Solar Projects
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:09 PM :: 1668 Views
  1. Hawaii Entering Depression?  14% of Jobs Disappear
  2. Hawaii Officials: Vaccinations now Make COVID Less Dangerous than Flu or Poverty
  3. HART: Howard Hughes To Seek $200 Million In Rail Condemnation Suit
  4. HPD officer facing criminal probe after near-fatal crash previously accused of civil rights violations 
  5. RFP for redeveloping land around Aloha Stadium
  6. Building permit applications pile up in EPIC system
  7. More State-funding for ‘Ohana Zone’ homeless projects?
  8. Crews begin massive clean-up of burned out auto graveyard in Central Oahu
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Monday, October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:08 PM :: 2080 Views
  1. HECO ‘Green Energy’ Plan-- Crank up every diesel plant on this island: ‘We’re still not clear how we’re going to get through next  Fall’
  2. Redrawing Hawaii’s Election Districts: ‘People Are Going To Be Pissed’
  3. Ed Case Draws A Challenger From The Left
  4. UH Football's Safe Again? It's Time To Open Up The Capitol
  5. Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope delayed at least 2 years
  6. Sovereignty Movement Foments Anti-Vaxxerism
  7. Star-Adv Mangles Story on Flu Deaths
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Sunday, October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 3354 Views
  1. Early Christmas for Insiders: Oahu’s proposed 3% hotel tax to benefit overbudget rail
  2. More Chaos and Magical Thinking at HART
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority sole-source contract “our share of the gold”
  4. $7 Trillion Economic Losses Due to Failed ‘Distance Learning’ Schemes?
  5. Free The Covid Cluster Data. Tell Us Where Outbreaks Are Occurring
  6. Waimanalo Missing Girl Case--After Two Generations of Drug Addicts, CWS Places Kids With Convicted Felon
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Saturday, October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:23 PM :: 5854 Views
  1. Alleged Waikiki Road Rage Assault -- Former Prosecutor Gets Free Pass for Husband
  2. Family Comes from Mainland to Rescue Homeless Veteran--Three Weeks Later He is still on the Street and they are Still Doing Paperwork
  3. Soft on Crime: Criminal out on Streets Doing it Again
  4. Advocates braced for evictions when Hawaii’s moratorium ended. The wave never came.
  5. 110th Anniversary: How Hawaii Chinese helped fund 1911 Revolution
  6. School’s harsh punishment of star student on Maui turns into test of free speech
  7. Transsexual Told She ‘Would never be a male’ -- Sues State
  8. Another Anti-Telescope Protest
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Friday, October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:40 PM :: 2566 Views
  1. Retaliation: HPD Threatens Four Officers who Complained About Gerona
  2. COVID Justice: Drug trial delayed again for ex-Hawaii prosecutor Katherine Kealoha’s brother
  3. Closing arguments heard in toddler murder trial
  4. ‘Enough is enough’: Live events industry wants gathering restrictions eased (now)
  5. Hospital bills soar for COVID cases
  6. Proposal before Maui council would phase out thousands of short-term rentals
  7. Oahu’s solar battery program to boost clean energy stymied by Corrupt, Inefficient DPP
  8. Hu Honua Tree Burning Plant to Eliminate Wind, Solar--Add $164 to Your Electric Bill
  9. AES Tree-Burning ‘BioMass’ to Replace Coal with Something Worse
  10. Navy Denied Activists an Issue to Exploit
  11. Will the state of Hawaii be assigned to take in Afghanistan Refugees?
  12. City’s new crisis outreach team aims to take strain off hospitals, first responders
  13. COVID Cash: Nonprofit Will Use Grant To Create Savings Accounts For Native Hawaiian Families
  14. Wildfire Burned 1% of Hawaii Land Area
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Thursday, October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 2674 Views
  1. Where’s Isabella? Will Gerona Ouster Improve Handling of Missing Child Case?
  2. Honolulu Police Department to Unload Gerona Inquiry onto Blangiardi Admin?
  3. Legislators Finally Spring Trap on Auditor Kondo
  4. Rail: TAT Hike to be Deposited in City Transit Fund
  5. Top executives at HART are making the biggest salaries
  6. Tokuda Makes Official Her Bid To Be Hawaii Lt. Governor
  7. Tourism leaders urge Ige to declare it’s OK to visit Hawaii
  8. Mayor: Oahu’s ban on large gatherings will likely be allowed to expire Oct. 19
  9. Local researchers say Department of Health officials have refused to collaborate and share COVID-19 data
  10. Tiebreaker?  City Council Approves Dave Matlin To Honolulu Fire Commission
  11. “Large landowners, watch out”
  12. Deadbeat HCDA to pay delinquent Kakaako housing fees
  13. Commercial activity under fire in Waimanalo
  14. How Hawaii can build a better behavioral health and substance use network of care, according to experts
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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:15 PM :: 2473 Views
  1. HART Developing Excuses to Keep Rail Closed for Two More Years
  2. Editorial: HPD leadership must clean house (again)
  3. Legislators Fail in Attack on Auditor--Still Looking for ‘Evidence’
  4. New COVID cases in Hawaii fall to nearly 3-month low
  5. 'Fans In The Stands' For UH Athletics May Finally Signal The Pandemic's End
  6. HSTA Claims Substitute teacher shortage stretches Hawaii public schools thin
  7. Hawaii stun gun ban ends Jan. 1
  8. Ambitious Hawaii Co audit plan set: Change orders, inventory, Fire Department, property taxes top list
  9. For those who lost everything in Kilauea’s 2018 eruption, buyout program a chance to rebuild
  10. Puana’s attorney files motion to restrict use of select language during upcoming trial    
  11. Former Hokulea crew member sentenced after admitting to role in drug ring
  12. Online sales, fentanyl-laced pills: Outreach workers struggle to tackle evolving drug crisis
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 2151 Views
  1. Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii
  2. Judiciary Postpones Jury Trials Until November 16
  3. Taxpayer Debt Burden: Honolulu Grade 'F', Maui Grade 'D'
  4. HART Keeps Rail Shut Down Until Council Approves $48M TAT Hike
  5. Attorney blames polices officer’s grudge for Makaha crash that left 6 injured
  6. Honolulu To Pay $10 Million To Family Of Man Killed By Drunk Driver Fleeing Police
  7. Mafia News: Members of TV and film workers union authorize strike
  8. Big Island allows for larger gatherings at outdoor sporting events
  9. Hundreds of Hawaii parents on waitlists for afterschool child care services
  10. Green--Pandering Relentlessly--Calls For Quicker End To Hawaii Covid-19 Restrictions
  11. Former MMA star, Hilo native BJ Penn announces run for governor of Hawaii
  12. State defends its decision to release fewer details daily on COVID fatalities
  13. Kauai’s First Prosecutor Candidate Files For Special Election
  14. Public to get first crack at Maunakea Master Plan draft
  15. 100% of ‘Recycled’ Plastic Always Goes into the Local Garbage Dump
  16. Police body cam footage shows power of ‘miracle drug’ for reversing opioid overdoses
  17. One Homeless Lunatic Acquires 40-foot Rolloff Full of Garbage in 2 Weeks
  18. Jeff Bezos reportedly bought a new house on Maui after spending weeks donating to local charities
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Monday, October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 2483 Views
  1. Hawaii health officials urge vigilance with 32% of population not fully vaccinated
  2. Three-judge panel orders disbarment of foreclosure attorney Gary Victor Dubin
  3. Rental cars more affordable as demand slows
  4. Big Island businesses still struggling to find workers despite end to pandemic aid
  5. Legislative Session Prep: Convention Center Tries for $64M this Time 
  6. Suspensions of jury trials, grand juries extended
  7. Parents Say DOE’s Effort To Create Distance Learning For Hawaiian Immersion Is Overdue
  8. Major flaws found at some Hawaii veterans cemeteries
  9. Maui Moves 47 Homeless into Shelter by Rejecting Failed Homeless Tent City Schemes
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Sunday, October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 PM :: 1994 Views
  1. Mauna Kea: It’s All About the Master Lease
  2. Thanks to Intractable Pain Ige, Hawaii is only State without Sports Fans
  3. Struggling businesses wonder what metrics will loosen restrictions as Ige extends COVID rules
  4. Anti-Vaxxers are Working for the Regime
  5. Passenger Says Honolulu Police Caused Makaha Crash That Injured 5
  6. Child Molester will be out in Three Years After Plea Bargain
  7. Civil Beat: Ranked Choice Voting is a Naked Democratic Party Power Grab
  8. $2M water problem soaks Ewa community
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Saturday, October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 2078 Views
  1. Embattled HPD Asst Chief reassigned after another officer files complaint against him
  2. To offer transparency, Maui Police Commission streams interviews with 5 MPD chief finalists
  3. Proposed city district maps will determine voter count for Honolulu City Council seats
  4. Victorino Lifts Ban on Spectators at Youth Sports Not Sanctioned by DOE--Ige Doesn’t
  5. Filipinos' COVID-19 mortality rate prompts boost in demand for vaccine, testing
  6. Community advocates highlight undocumented immigrants in Hawaii
  7. Homeless Keep on Tweeking until Death
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Friday, October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 3148 Views
  1. Blackouts Coming: 10% of Oahu Electricity Supply to be Wiped out to ‘Stop Global Warming’
  2. As Maui Police Commission searches for new MPD chief, many say a major overhaul is needed
  3. Judge Orders Release Of All Body Camera Footage In Sykap Shooting Case
  4. Honolulu Man Mistakenly Locked Up In State Mental Hospital Had Been Correctly ID’d By Police Before
  5. Corrections Commission Is Poised to Hire Staff After Two Years Of Delay
  6. Fentanyl News: Detroit Criminal Comes to Hawaii, Quickly Racks up 10 Felony Convictions
  7. Hawaii: Obesity Jumps from 25% to 42% After Year of Lockdowns  
  8. Big drop in U.S. teen vaping seen with COVID school closures
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Thursday, September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 5147 Views
  1. Maui Police kidnap Patrolman, Threaten his family
  2. Telescope: The Real Issue is the Master Lease
  3. House Harassment of State Auditor Continues
  4. State Spending On Public Infrastructure ‘Somewhat Normal’
  5. In a worrisome measure of need, half of Hawaii’s keiki are now on Medicaid
  6. City crackdown on illegal vacation rentals advances
  7. Retrofitting the AES Coal Plant to Burn Trees
  8. First responders forced to take leave for COVID exposure file grievance
  9. Nearly 100 city bus drivers remain unvaccinated, union working on deal to grant exemptions
  10. Unvaxxed Firefighter Dies of COVID
  11. Tax bill will help longtime Maui families keep land
  12. Farming land in Wahiawa notorious for illegal activity not enough to stop crime
  13. Waikiki homeless: ‘We own the streets now’ 
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 2726 Views
  1. Honolulu Rail Board Functioning Illegally Since July--Votes may be Voided
  2. Years Before Indictments, Honolulu Permitting Department Was Warned About Corrupt Culture
  3. HPD declines to reassign embattled commander despite calls from state leaders
  4. COVID-19 delta variant proves deadly in Hawaii
  5. Over 160 Oahu businesses violate new COVID-19 mandates
  6. Oahu restaurants seeing drop in sales after proof of vaccination mandate
  7. ‘It’s just heartbreaking’: City’s changes on gathering rules baffle wedding planners
  8. Another CWS Fail: Trial resumes in toddler murder case
  9. Another CWS Fail: Hawaii Island man sentenced for abusing foster kids in his care
  10. Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Gives $30M in Free Rent to Solar Developers
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 1720 Views
  1. Hawaii Governor Says Covid-19 Improvements Likely To Open Door To Tourism For The Holidays
  2. A break down of Hawaii's COVID-19 positivity rate
  3. 61.7% of children 12-17 Fully Vaccinated
  4. Soft on Crime: Maui man with 77 prior arrests out on bail for Attempted Murder--behind bars again
  5. Violent and property crimes fell in Hawaii last year, new FBI statistics show
  6. Mafia News: Stagehands union strike authorization vote begins Friday
  7. Consumers hit with shipping delays and higher costs
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Monday, September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:50 PM :: 2766 Views
  1. Herd Immunity? Low COVID Infection Rate Leaves Hawaii LEAST Protected in USA
  2. Confronting Inconsistencies in Hawai`i Agriculture, Climate and Renewable Energy Goals
  3. Homeowners and travel groups say potential new short-term rental rules for Oahu will hurt businesses
  4. Proposed international COVID rules bring hope to Hawaii tourism
  5. Hawaii residents share firsthand stories of breakthrough COVID cases
  6. A growing number of Hawaii parents turn to home schooling
  7. Obama monument expansion cost Hawaii fleet $3.5m, study asserts
  8. Can Marijuana Grow-Op Tech be Used for ‘Urban Farming’?
  9. State-Run Hospitals And Clinics Pay Some Of Hawaii’s Highest Public Wages
  10. Congress Considers Extending Higher Medicaid Funding For Island Territories
  11. Protection For A Price: Waikiki Businesses Pay Extra For Police
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Sunday, September 26, 2021
September 26, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:55 PM :: 1761 Views
  1. $100M TAT Hike for Honolulu?
  2. Hawaii Among Slowest to Process Unemployment Claims
  3. Counting inmates where they live: Redistricting Commission ponders jail and prison populations
  4. Meeting on Hoku Ke‘a decommissioning goes sideways
  5. Ritte Not Paid off by Aquaculture Industry
  6. With Pfizer boosters now available, some line up to get an extra dose of protection  
  7. Delta variant prompts limits on some goods — like toilet paper (again)
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Saturday, September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:30 PM :: 2223 Views
  1. More Sovereignty Scammers Busted: Two Individuals Charged in Hawaii Tax Conspiracy   
  2. 90% of State Employees Vaccinated
  3. Sealing of plea agreement in Miske case challenged
  4. ‘Sustainable’ Tourism Code Word for More Fee Hikes
  5. Doctors warn they’re seeing more COVID hospitalizations, deaths among unvaccinated younger people
  6. Maui Building Moratorium will Make TVRs Spread
  7. Louisiana man arrested for violating Hawaii travel rules has criminal record
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Friday, September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 2587 Views
  1. Police Officer Falsely Accused Senator, Police Critic of Being At Massage Parlor Raid
  2. Hawaii’s High Cost Of Living Just Keeps Getting Higher
  3. Ag Board Chair Admits Auditor is Right
  4. It was all Fake: After Decades of Lawyering and ‘Historic Win’ Kuleana farmers say water promised hasn’t come
  5. 70% is not Enough: Kaua‘i to move away from tier system
  6. ‘Someone’s parent, someone’s child’: COVID continues to hit Native Hawaiian community hard
  7. Big Island COVID patient's family wants court to force hospital to let Naturopath give him Ivermectin
  8. Guam appeals ruling striking down abortion restriction
  9. Activists Give Maui Tweeker Camp Hawaiian Name, Find ‘Aunty’ to Tell Media How Good it was
  10. Waikiki Bums Sleep on Doorstep of Police Substation
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Thursday, September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 2740 Views
  1. Moderna chief executive sees pandemic over in a year
  2. Missing girl’s adoptive parents seeking to get other kids back
  3. Belatti should stop lying -- admit goal is to oust Auditor
  4. Advocates Raise Transparency Concerns Over Oahu’s Redistricting
  5. Police Commission seeks public input on HPD Chief selection
  6. Honolulu Community Services Director Resigns
  7. HTA: Progress on 2021 sustainable tourism goals
  8. Banyan Drive Deal--Legal challenge could cast shadow over land board meeting
  9. COVID-19 survivor urges people to monitor blood-oxygen levels before it's too late
  10. Online petition asks for change to county mandate barring sports spectators
  11. A Year later COVID is still just an excuse for mass release of criminals
  12. Prosecutors Say Freeway Stabbing was Self-Defense
  13. Big Island Police Killings Often Involve Troubled Victims And Guns — And The Number Has Spiked
  14. Mafia News: IATSE to Strike?
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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:20 PM :: 3070 Views
  1. Lobbyists, Legislators and Losers Line up for Lt Gov Campaign
  2. Stupid Legislators Stray from Script, forget they are supposed to Attack Auditor
  3. Family of teen paralyzed in ‘atrocious’ crash sues city and HPD, alleging a cover-up
  4. Honolulu police officer suspended for declining COVID-19 vaccine back on duty and inoculated
  5. Hawaii Island COVID survivor shares story after 90 days in ICU: ‘It’s horrible’
  6. Two powerful senior advocacy groups want age deleted from state’s triage plan
  7. Mayor Blangiardi's Surprisingly Un-Trumpy Style
  8. Hawaii DOT restores Dillingham Airfield term end date to 2024
  9. Grassroot Institute Founder Was Right About Big Government
  10. Next Big Wind-Big Cable Scheme?  Walter Ritte Cronies Launch so-called Electric Coop
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 3729 Views
  1. Hawaii State Auditor Les Kondo challenges ‘Sneaky Underhanded’ investigation of office
  2. Another CWS Fail? Missing 6-year-old had serious injuries investigated by state in 2019, 2020
  3. Four Years After A Toddler Died Of Scalding, Her Mother Still Seeks Answers
  4. Many Businesses not using ‘Smart’ App -- Bring Paper Card Instead
  5. COVID-19 vaccine rates up for Hawaii public safety workers and inmates
  6. Antibody treatments lagging in Hawaii amid strong U.S. demand
  7. Legal experts say no spike in evictions in Hawaii yet despite end of moratorium
  8. Training Records May Be Sticking Point In Fire Chief Deadlock
  9. Honolulu’s Search For A New City Auditor May Finally Be Near An End
  10. COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu
  11. EPIC: ‘Streamlined’ Computerized Permitting System is … Very Slow
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Monday, September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 5111 Views
  1. Cops Reinstated After Hit n Run DUI Accidents Behind Two Recent Shootings
  2. The Miske Case: Former Kaneohe Biker Bar Operator Pleads Guilty
  3. He co-founded an anti-vax mandate group. Then he caught COVID, and his views changed
  4. Second pregnant woman in Hawaii hospitalized with COVID dies after giving birth
  5. Executive rule behind Social Discord
  6. COVID Rules Expand Homelessness
  7. U.S. easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required
  8. State gives Transportation Security Administration and airlines exemptions to Hawaii’s COVID emergency orders
  9. Legislators Continue Attack on State Auditor: Agribusiness Development Corp Next Up
  10. Telescope Decommissioning: Usual Suspects find something to whine about
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Sunday, September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:29 PM :: 2193 Views
  1. Nobody Supports Antivaxxers: 87% of Public Say ‘Just Stop’
  2. From exhausted Hawaii hospice nurse: Please get the COVID-19 vaccine
  3. Punish Antivaxxers, Reward the vaccinated
  4. Kids and COVID: 147 Hospitalized in Hawaii
  5. Tourists, Hawaii’s visitor industry feel impact of travel cancellations
  6. More Homeless Mayhem: Name calling, property damage: Public librarians harassed over vaccine mandate enforcement
  7. Vaccination card checks at businesses run smoothly, but there’s some pushback
  8. Blangiardi’s decisive ‘no’ to Haiku Stairs could be template for saying Yes to Rail Tax Hike
  9. Public meeting on Hoku Kea set for Wednesday
  10. Hawaii pension fund rockets to record 26.2% 1-year return
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Saturday, September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 PM :: 3907 Views
  1. Grand jury witness in corruption probe details ties between Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga
  2. Result of Personal Feud? 3 Honolulu police officers suspended, face possible criminal charges following high-speed crash that left boy, 14, paralyzed
  3. Death Threats for adoptive family of missing 6-year-old Waimanalo girl
  4. Spice, meth and swipe rampant in Halawa
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court: The Public Has A ‘Compelling’ Interest In Knowing About Police Misconduct
  6. Inmate Vaccination Rates Climb In Hawaii Prisons And Jails
  7. Lifeguard terminated for refusing to comply with city’s vaccine mandate
  8. Some Maui restaurants struggle to find employees amid vaccine-or-test mandate
  9. Blue Planet Research Endorses Hu Honua`s Proposed Tree-Burning Project
  10. End of CDC Guidelines Opens Door to Move Homeless into Shelters
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Friday, September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:25 PM :: 3288 Views
  1. Criminal probe launched into 3 HPD officers suspected of causing, fleeing scene of near-fatal crash         
  2. Trial set for ex-cop accused of stealing cocaine from police evidence locker
  3. Despite complaints and lawsuits, high-ranking ‘bully’ commander at HPD keeps getting promoted
  4. Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private
  5. Miske business partner to be released to home detention
  6. Seven Inmates at Halawa Overdose on Drugs
  7. 17,000 Meth-Heads in Hawaii
  8. Over 100K uploads to Hawaii SMART Health Card reported since Sept. 10
  9. Double Dip Recession Whipsaws Workers
  10. When Hawaii Asked Tourists to Postpone, Many Listened, and That’s Created New Stresses
  11. Hawaii Education Plan for ‘Learning Acceleration’ Short on Details, Board Members Say
  12. Kaneohe family: Experiencing COVID firsthand erased our vaccine hesitancy
  13. How Hawaii residents are dying from COVID-19
  14. Hawaii sees big drop in COVID hospitalizations, but officials warn we’re not out of the woods
  15. Record COVID levels found among negative flu tests in Hawaii
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:40 PM :: 3745 Views
  1. Secret CWS ghost hearings put missing 6-year-old girl in home of convicted felon?
  2. Kauai Council passes county’s own 3% TAT -- Starts Oct 1
  3. Gov. Ige’s request to halt nonessential travel impacts Hawaii hotel bookings, prices
  4. No violations found of Honolulu’s new vaccination, COVID-19 testing rules
  5. Audit Finds That Young Brothers Failed To Offset Rising Labor Costs
  6. Still no whistle-blower hot-line: Four years later, audit recommendation yet to be implemented
  7. Why is no media outlet reporting on the Miske case?
  8. Retired Hawaii County PD detective sentenced to probation
  9. Homeless Tweeker Starts 9000 ac grassfire on Maui
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 2821 Views
  1. Not Just Covid: Hawaii Ranks 37th in Vaccinations
  2. 86.4% of the eligible population has received at least one shot -- Ige says No More Full-Scale Shutdowns
  3. Waimanalo Missing Girl -- Another CWS Fail?
  4. Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Hawaiian Airlines Covered Up Sexual Assaults, Security Failures
  5. Mauna Kea Protest Site Devolves into Homeless Tent City?
  6. Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land as Part of Effort to Frame up State Auditor
  7. Safe Access Oahu testing has some unvaccinated visitors wishing they’d gotten the shot
  8. HSTA Protest Demands Return to Fake Remote Learning
  9. Domestic travel to Maui sees Labor Day spike
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 2634 Views
  1. Chinese Navy off Aleutians--Promises Hawaii and Guam Soon
  2. Legislators Step up Harassment of State Auditor
  3. Hawaii’s obsolete triage policy puts older patients at risk
  4. State officials pleased with compliance among contractors on day one of new mandate
  5. Drop in foot traffic on first day of Safe Access Oahu rollout
  6. Restaurant Defies Oahu’s new COVID rules    
  7. Ethics board lets Hawaii County council members off hook
  8. Lyla Berg Joins Board of Education on Interim Basis
  9. Civil Beat Finds Another Way to Help Criminals Get back out on to the Streets
  10. Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s homelessness strategy for Honolulu falls flat
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Monday, September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 2272 Views
  1. “The biggest reason Hawaii doesn’t have enough beds is that certificate of need requirement”
  2. Prosecutors immediately appeal judge’s approval of bail for Miske business partner
  3. Over Decades, Hawaii Cut Acute Care Hospital Beds. Then Came The Pandemic
  4. Oahu doctor describes what it's like to suffer or die from the coronavirus    
  5. Hawaii Kindergarten Enrollment Has Dropped Sharply Since The Pandemic Began
  6. Marines eye land for ‘future force’ at former Barbers Point base
  7. Some flexibility on vacation rentals
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Sunday, September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:55 PM :: 4777 Views
  1. Older patients could be denied treatment under Hawaii’s ‘crisis standards of care’ plan if COVID-19 cases continue to surge
  2. Biden’s Sweeping New Vaccination Mandate Is ‘Huge’ For Hawaii
  3. With new COVID mandates on the way, some make the leap to get vaccinated
  4. Two Officers Quit Hawaii County PD Over Vaccination Mandate
  5. Honolulu first responders account for half of city workers seeking COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemptions
  6. Former FTA Officials: What now for Honolulu’s rail project?
  7. Department of Education ‘See-no-evil’ vs Cry Wolf
  8. As signs of life return to economy, Hawaii needs to be real about what’s sustaining revenues
  9. Salary Database Tells Us About Legislative Retaliation on Auditor and Ethics Comm
  10. TMT -- 82% of Subsystems in final phase
  11. Approval of Red Hill permit recommended despite risks
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Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 3052 Views
  1. Former Na Leo TV exec pleads guilty to embezzlement and bribery
  2. Thousands enroll in Hawaii’s SMART Health Card, but it doesn’t work for everyone
  3. Team Hanabusa Ousts HART Chief Financial Officer
  4. Governor’s sweeping vaccine-or-test order to impact thousands of state contractors
  5. United Airlines workers with ‘religious’ objections to the Covid vaccine will be placed on unpaid leave
  6. Progress made on Kauai tourism reduction initiatives
  7. COVID Kills 10th Criminal
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Friday, September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 1981 Views
  1. Hawaii businesses brace for unknown as visitor arrivals drop due to surge in COVID cases
  2. Operation Save Hawaii: Private doctor enlists outpatient health providers to Provide Vaccines and Antibody Therapy
  3. John Stancil, Miske’s half-brother, again denied release on bond
  4. Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats
  5. HART, HECO At Odds Over Who Caused A $34 Million Change Order To Rail
  6. Massive backlog at DMV: 10,000s of driver’s licenses have expired and await renewal
  7. ‘A new beginning’: Project works to house those in need in Waimanalo
  8. COVID Keeps Rolling Thru Warehouse-Style Homeless Shelters
  9. Remnants of Stonebraker Campaign Behind AntiVaxxer Groups
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Thursday, September 9, 2021
September 9, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:12 PM :: 1767 Views
  1. Biden orders vaccines for all federal employees and contractors with no testing option
  2. HPD officer on unpaid leave, facing termination for failing to comply with vaccine mandate
  3. With morgue full and COVID surge continuing, city moves in 2 more mortuary trailers
  4. ACLU: Unvaccinated Guards Latest Excuse for Mass Release of Criminals
  5. Eviction ‘Tsunami’ -- 44 Cases 
  6. Hawaii public schools not requiring 3-foot distancing
  7. Can Kids Keep Up With Schoolwork In Quarantine? In Hawaii, It Depends On The School
  8. Getting to school may soon be harder for some DOE students who ride the bus
  9. Former HSTA President May Seek Gabbard’s State Senate Seat
  10. After 2 decades away, Weed and Seed program is back to target crime in Chinatown
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Wednesday, September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 2519 Views
  1. New COVID case averages dropping
  2. Thousands of businesses prepare to comply with Safe Access Oahu ― and brace for its impacts  
  3. Oahu and Maui will start ‘vaccine pass’ programs. Will other counties follow suit?
  4. COVID surge strains Oahu’s EMS service, forcing some patients to wait for an ambulance
  5. In bid to keep COVID patients out of hospitals, antibody clinics poised to ramp up in Hawaii
  6. Retired HPD trainer says officers in Sykap shooting case put themselves, others in danger
  7. Months After Delivery, Portable Cells Sit Unused At Hawaii’s Largest Jail
  8. Here’s How Native Hawaiian Groups Are Using $38 Million In Federal Funds
  9. Hawaii is the Only State Sinking Serious Money into ‘Solar-plus-Batteries’
  10. ERS Money Sunk into New Hawaii climate technology fund
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 2855 Views
  1. 2 Defendants In Miske Case Want The Court To Let Them Out On Bail
  2. FBI: Native Hawaiian perps commit 41% of Hate Crimes
  3. Unvaccinated resident urges people to trust medical professionals, not social media
  4. CDC data: Overall, Hawaii’s COVID cases, fatalities were lowest in nation until recently
  5. Union says COVID surge, nurse shortage forcing Queen's ICU to compromise safety
  6. It was all Hype: Evictions not spiking in Hawaii despite moratorium’s end
  7. Nonprofit calls on Governor to reopen unemployment offices to help Hawaii's low wage workers
  8. Honolulu County Planning Commission hearing on vacation rental rules Wednesday
  9. Navy fortifies Red Hill fuel safety plan
  10. Makaha’s Keaau Beach Park is serene, but hidden in the brush was an unsanitary problem
  11. Waianae Boat Harbor Homeless Camp Leaders now live on 20 Acre Spread
  12. Doing the Job  the State Just Won’t Do: Feds Charge Hilo man in drug case
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Monday, September 6, 2021
September 6, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 3336 Views
  1. Anti-vaccination protesters assault State Senator at vaccine clinic
  2. Reduced hours, layoffs and furloughs resume in Hawaii tourism as federal safety net disappears
  3. Hawaii medical facilities given immunity for rationing care in COVID surge
  4. COVID slows nursing school training
  5. Ready to get your sleuth on?
  6. Hawaii Transportation Department delays start of red-light camera program
  7. Police towing fewer DUI cars under ‘Aliyah’s Law’
  8. Arson investigation launched following fire at Salt Lake church
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Sunday, September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 2040 Views
  1. Maui Co Vaccine card program set to roll out for county Sept. 15
  2. Failure to Fire Pang--more squishy leadership from Ige
  3. Shapiro: Isolate the Antivaxxers instead of letting them isolate us
  4. Hawai‘i hospitals burdened by skyrocketing infection rate amongst the unvaccinated
  5. Honolulu Emergency Services crews struggle to keep pace with COVID-19 calls
  6. Hawaii charter schools more nimble in handling pandemic problems
  7. HLTA: Hotel industry seeing large number of cancelations
  8. Hawaii businesses still struggling to hire as some unemployment benefits come to an end
  9. Lawyers, Criminals Manipulating COVID Rules to Force Mass Releases
  10. How a Child Molestation Conviction gets Overturned by Supreme Court
  11. Vandals tag JABSOM’s mobile medical van used to provide free care to homeless
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Saturday, September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 2505 Views
  1. COVID Justice: Court-Ordered Panel with ‘Expert’ from Mainland to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals out onto Hawaii Streets
  2. Many Honolulu first responders ask to opt out of vaccine
  3. Going into Labor Day, nearly every Oahu hospital is now at or near ICU capacity
  4. Amid hospital crisis, governor pledges strict enforcement of COVID rules over holiday weekend
  5. Cash: Insider settlements up for final approval vote at Honolulu City Council
  6. 75,000 in Hawaii to see unemployment aid cut
  7. Senator Impeachment wants DHHL to give Telescope Protesters a Permanent Base
  8. Retired Marine colonel is second to plead guilty this week in ‘Fat Leonard’ Navy bribery case
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Saturday, September 4, 2021
Letters to the Editor September, 2021
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:49 AM :: 2567 Views
  • Protester Camp Damaging Mauna Kea
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
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Friday, September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 PM :: 2238 Views
  1. Tsuneyoshi Panders to Anti-Vaxxer Mob
  2. Unvaccinated Big Island firefighter now fighting for his life after contracting COVID-19
  3. 97% of COVID Breakthru Cases Don't Require Hospitalization
  4. Why Are Data Glitches Continually Skewing Hawaii’s Covid-19 Numbers?
  5. As pandemic drags on, more Hawaii parents find home schooling more attractive
  6. COVID Justice: Judge throws out hit-and-run case that nearly killed 2, saying prosecutors took too long
  7. Honolulu Settles HPD Excessive Force Lawsuit
  8. City’s new vacation rental crackdown is also designed to target overtourism
  9. Bums Being Pushed out of Chinatown, Moiliili
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Thursday, September 2, 2021
September 2, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:48 PM :: 4327 Views
  1. VIDEO: Blangiardi shows us why it is useless to argue with antivaxxer fools
  2. The Danger of Politics
  3. City Releases Draft Right-of-Way Widths for Planned Streets
  4. Must Upload COVID Database to Enter UH Campus
  5. Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
  6. DoE Enrollment Down 1.7% for 2021-22
  7. Hawaii’s COVID surge: Vaccinations are way up
  8. Miske Gang Intel Operation: Lawyers Dig for Names of Informants
  9. Hawaii Paroling Authority to require COVID vaccine before releasing eligible parolees
  10. Honolulu Prosecutor's office files civil lawsuit to crack down on illegal game room activity on Oahu
  11. Emphasizing how the Victims Felt at Closing is Misconduct
  12. Hawaii Supreme Court has been Helping Criminals Get Away with it Since 1960s
  13. State-owned firm delinquent on Kakaako housing fees
  14. The Jones Act is Supported by Myths. But Its Negative Impact is Very Real.
  15. Step up support for TMT project
  16. Kaua‘i County Council defers rental car tax class bill
  17. TVR bill would ban rentals of less than 6 months
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 2248 Views
  1. Neighbor Island Mayors Skeptical of Vaccine Passport
  2. Union Fail: State Worker Salaries Climb Slower than Private Sector
  3. Here’s How Honolulu Plans To Spend $386 Million In Federal Covid Relief Funds
  4. Hawaii hotels are beginning to see mounting cancellations as COVID surge continues
  5. Judge delays hearing on suit against vaccine mandate for state and county workers
  6. All of us should push back against Antivaxxers’ hatred
  7. Hilo Medical Center at 120% capacity amid COVID-19 surge
  8. ‘I was so close’: Pregnant Hawaii mother who nearly died of COVID urges others to get vaccinated
  9. People with no underlying conditions make up 3% of Hawaii’s COVID deaths
  10. Honolulu Emergency Medical Services receive record number of 911 calls during COVID-19 pandemic this month
  11. Honolulu Mayor Wants Aggressive Crackdown on TVRs
  12. As COVID cases climb, parents and teachers call for more distance learning options
  13. Hawaii traffic-related fatalities continue to surpass those from 2020
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