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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 2720 Views
  1. U.S. war in Afghanistan claimed more than 80 service members with Hawaii ties
  2. Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano announces run for governor
  3. Oahu’s new ‘vaccine pass’ program stirs mixed feelings among local businesses
  4. Hawaii sees high weekend vaccination numbers
  5. Hawaii hospitals face possible oxygen shortage amid rise in COVID-19 patients
  6. Hawaii County test positivity highest in state
  7. COVID ‘crisis’ in Leeward Oahu as area leads island with case counts
  8. Strange Bedfellows–Lorrin Pang and the Anti-Vaxxers
  9. COVID Release: Five Time Loser out on Bail Allegedly Shoots up Game Room
  10. Public defender: Release inmates as Reward for Spreading COVID-19 in Jails
  11. COVID-19 delays drunken driving trial of state Rep. Sharon Har
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Monday, August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:46 PM :: 3617 Views
  1. Hotel Occupancy Hits 82.4%
  2. Federal Court Decision: Parts of Hawaii Gun Registration Law are Unconstitutional
  3. Unvaxxed COVID Hospital patients maybe surprised by $300K Co-pay
  4. Hawaii officials consider stay-at-home order over Labor Day weekend as COVID-19 cases soar
  5. Wai'anae reports more than 800 COVID cases in the past two weeks, residents urged to get vaccinated
  6. “I felt like I couldn't breathe. I felt like I was going to die."
  7. Big changes likely for council districts: Population growth not equal for West, East Hawaii
  8. More Money Is Not The Only Way We Can Help Teachers
  9. Hawaii distance-learning students might get their instruction from teachers out of state
  10. Two Honolulu Police Officers Are Under Investigation For Assault Of Prisoner
  11. 50% of Homeless are Anti-Vaxxers
  12. Sykap brother arrested again after allegedly robbing 75-year-old woman (Why was he out of jail?) 
  13. Homeless Activists Outraged that Huge Piles of Garbage are Removed
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Sunday, August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 2623 Views
  1. COVID vaccine passport “could very well be devastating to businesses”
  2. Former first lady Vicky Cayetano makes run for governor in Hawaii
  3. Lorrin Pang: Street Corner Crackpot has been giving Specious Advice for Years
  4. Vegan Surfrider Activist sickened by COVID-19 finally decides to get vaccinated
  5. Hawaii burns with pandemic fever and combustible politics
  6. Surge ‘frustrating’ for COVID testers
  7. Leading city agencies in Honolulu all lack top officials
  8. Hanalei businesses can’t find employees
  9. Retaliation lawsuit filed against KPD Chief Todd Raybuck
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Saturday, August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 PM :: 4163 Views
  1. Sweet Deal for Maui Developer--DHHL Affordable Housing Credits
  2. Supreme Court Rules Against the Revised CDC Eviction Moratorium
  3. SCOTUS Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium And Leaves Tantalizing Clues About Takings
  4. 1854: Hawaiian Kingdom Legislature Orders Mandatory Vaccines for Everybody
  5. How Much COVID does your school have?
  6. Senate Votes Sonja M.P. McCullen to ICA  
  7. Woman files complaint alleging sexual assault by Kealoha's lawyer
  8. Vaccine passport program coming to Honolulu Monday
  9. AlohaSafe Alert app sees spike in numbers of activation
  10. Hawaii sees its darkest day of the pandemic as space at Oahu’s morgue runs short
  11. Oahu ohana sees COVID impact family members from the oldest to the youngest
  12. No Body Cam Video: HPD respond to Kakaako barricade incident where 33-year-old shot and killed after struggle with police
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Friday, August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 2591 Views
  1. Honolulu Council Affordable Housing ‘Solution’ -- A Billion Dollar Tax Hike on Houses
  2. Unanimous Honolulu City Council Nixes Plan To Build Affordable Housing in Kahuku
  3. Seeking greater opportunities, more Hawaii families pack up for the mainland
  4. Green warns ‘life-preserving restrictions’ looming as city deploys mortuary trailer to morgue
  5. Maui Activists Take Horse Dewormer for COVID--Say ‘Trust us we are anti-GMO’
  6. The Miske Case: Death Penalty Is Off The Table
  7. Yes there are limits to Emergency Power--U.S. Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic
  8. Waianae Coast 65% Unvaccinated--25% Test COVID Positive
  9. 8th House seat unlikely for Big Island: Reapportionment Commission begins its work
  10. City narrows down new landfill to Makakilo or Wheeler (plus two fake sites on N Shore)
  11. Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over County Police on Mauna Kea
  12. After getting COVID, Vegan Surfrider Activist Admits She was Wrong to Refuse Vaccine
  13. Anti-Defamation League condemns attack on Lt. Gov Green, cites increasing anti-Semitic acts in Hawaii
  14. HPD’s Use Of CARES Act Money On Robot Dog, ATVs And Overtime Was Legit, Feds Say
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Thursday, August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:38 PM :: 2928 Views
  1. Spying on You: Governor says Hawaii’s digital ‘vaccine pass’ could be ready by Labor Day
  2. Cowden: Vaccine passports would become “simply a first step in the erosion of human rights.”
  3. Sen Roz Baker:  DoH Anti-Vaxxer Lorrin Pang Should Be Fired, Stripped of Medical License
  4. Hawaii’s Lt. Gov. is fed up with vaccine critics who are taking opposition to the next level with death threats, harassment
  5. In online post, Hawaii nurse paints grim picture of his COVID patients’ ‘painful, lonely’ deaths    
  6. Molokai family loses mom to COVID, urges others to take the pandemic seriously
  7. With more COVID patients and 911 calls, first responders say they’re pushed to the limit
  8. Ventilators from Hawaii’s emergency stockpile now in use as more relief nurses are on their way
  9. Health officials look to field hospitals as potential relief amid surging COVID hospitalizations
  10. Covid-19 Is Surging Again At Hawaii Prisons but only 9 criminals are dead
  11. Kauai County: Rare special election to Select New Prosecutor
  12. Honolulu Fire Commission Still Stalled On Hiring New Chief
  13. New Maui County police chief expected to be picked in October
  14. Newly reopened Waialua bridge needs replacement within 10 years, city says
  15. Senators hear praise of Gov. David Ige’s latest nominee to serve on the Intermediate Court of Appeals
  16. Hawaii Has A Shortage Of School Bus Drivers, Leaving Some Students Stranded
  17. Punahou, alumni reach settlement related to sexual abuse claims involving former basketball coach
  18. Schizophrenic Dead Because he was not Locked up in an Insane Asylum
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:51 PM :: 2453 Views
  1. A Quack Too Far?  Top State Heath Official Co-Founds Anti-Vaxxer Group
  2. Crisis nurse shares heartbreak and frustration over COVID surge and misinformation
  3. Plans in place to deploy COVID field hospitals on Oahu if they’re needed
  4. Pentagon mandates US military service members receive Covid vaccine immediately
  5. Slew of legal cases and settlements could soon cost Honolulu taxpayers
  6. Hawaii Co Police survey: High marks, but room for improvement
  7. Hawaii vacation rentals report gains in occupancy in July
  8. Honolulu pilot program to cite red light runners set to start
  9. Investigation Uncovers Numerous ADA Violations In Hawaii Island’s Transit Service
  10. Netanyahu on vacation on Lanai--island owned by Larry Ellison, a witness in graft trial
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 2651 Views
  1. Limit gatherings but don’t curb tourists, Hawaii visitor industry execs say
  2. Defiant Prosecutor Chastises HPD And Judge For Actions In Sykap Case
  3. Lee Loy hit with ethics complaint: Business owner alleges conflict of interest in building code bill
  4. Hu Honua Electricity Costs 3x other Projects:  Asserts High Price is Irrelevant
  5. City Council Leaders Urge Honolulu’s Mayor To Find More Quarantine Rooms
  6. Hundreds of National Guard members will continue to aid Hawaii in COVID response
  7. Fewer mainland nurses arrive than were expected as Hawaii’s hospital crisis worsens  
  8. City’s Rental and Utility Relief Program processing 5,000 applications
  9. University of Hawaii Welcomes Coeds Back with 14 all-gender restrooms at Manoa campus
  10. Plan laid out to realign highway away from Laniakea Beach
  11. 13-Time Loser Finally Gets Some Real Justice--From Federal Courts of Course
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Monday, August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:17 PM :: 2849 Views
  1. Ige Tells Tourists to Stay Away -- Admits Most new COVID result of residents traveling off-island
  2. Tougher Hawaii travel restrictions possible as COVID-19 surge continues
  3. Honolulu Emergency Services' Director warns 911 calls, COVID cases overwhelming hospitals
  4. Blangiardi suspends large gatherings on Oahu starting Wednesday
  5. Blangiardi outlines plan for spending $386M in federal aid
  6. Hawaii’s Vaccine Mandate For State Lawmakers Is Unusual
  7. The Brady List: Why Police Are Supposed To Tell Prosecutors About Dishonest Cops
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Sunday, August 22, 2021
August 22, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 3368 Views
  1. Feds: Navatek COVID Fraud case is first of many investigations in Hawaii
  2. Speaker Saiki Will Run for Reelection, not Lt Gov
  3. 10 Lessons We Should Have Learned From The Pandemic
  4. Mask, vaccine conflicts descend into anti-Semitism, violence and harassment
  5. New rules await approval: Big Island Mayor seeks OK for more stringent COVID-19 restrictions
  6. Hawaii hotel occupancy 82.4% -- nears Pre-Pandemic Record
  7. Hu Honua: Potential Impacts Hidden From Big Island Residents
  8. Honolulu police shooting case should point way to more openness
  9. Hawaii’s terminally ill challenged by limited access, lack of participating doctors while seeking medical aid in dying
  10. Hawaiian Airlines activated by Pentagon to assist with Afghanistan evacuation mission
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Saturday, August 21, 2021
August 21, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 2361 Views
  1. Green: “We are Seeing a Large Delta Surge Upon Us”
  2. Hawaii health officials say data shows power in the vaccine
  3. 25% Positivity:  COVID situation on the Leeward coast a ‘disaster’
  4. Total Molokai COVID cases triple in the last two weeks
  5. F.D.A. Expected to Fully Approve Pfizer Vaccine Next Week   
  6. Lt. Gov. Green: Hawaii looking at requiring proof of vaccination for indoor activities
  7. Honolulu prosecutor Steven Alm undeterred by outcome in Sykap case
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Friday, August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 3757 Views
  1. Lawsuit: HPD Slow to Activate Amber Alert to Cover-up Connection to Baby Killer
  2. HART seeks one more yes-man to Keep Hanabusa in Charge
  3. Rail Canopies: Nan Gets Another $15 Million to Fix its own Defects?
  4. Lawyer: Unions Antivaxxer Lawsuit Easily Dismissible
  5. Legislators ask why HHSC has delayed mandatory vaccinations
  6. Growing number of COVID cases overwhelms Hawaii’s contact tracing efforts
  7. Nearly 3,000 Students in Distance Learning
  8. Will Federal Court Order Mass Release of Criminals onto Hawaii Streets?
  9. Rental car companies oppose county’s new proposed tax class
  10. Advocates told abandoned residents of Hauula care home could be left at ER
  11. Homeless Oahu man has nowhere to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19
  12. New solar telescope in Hawaii aims to open in 3 months
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Thursday, August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 PM :: 2618 Views
  1. Families of Hawaii’s fallen express disappointment and heartbreak over U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
  2. 3 Honolulu police officers free of criminal charges in connection with shooting death of teen
  3. Here's How Hawaii's Top 2022 Political Races Are Shaking Out
  4. First responders need inoculations
  5. Hawaii teachers’ union formally demands to enter into negotiations with DOE over working conditions
  6. Statewide Distance Learning Delays Leave Many Children In Limbo
  7. Miske associate seeks reconsideration of order denying release on bail
  8. Can a convicted felon operate a nightclub?
  9. Criminologist: Don’t rely on HPD crime maps — they’re often inaccurate
  10. Most Hawaii Hospitals Delay Non-Emergency Procedures As Pandemic Worsens
  11. Hawaii leads nation in nursing home vaccinations
  12. Tourism Ain't Going Away Anytime Soon, So Deal With It
  13. Former Honolulu City Councilwoman Kym Pine is target of ethics complaint
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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 2068 Views
  1. Emerging Plan Would Pump Hotel Room Tax Revenue Into Rail
  2. A flood of COVID patients, many young and unvaccinated, overwhelms Maui’s main hospital
  3. Day 4 of preliminary hearings for 3 HPD officers who shot and killed 16-year-old teen
  4. Hawaii Greenlights Large Events Amid Surge In Covid Cases
  5. Seven charter schools shift to distance learning after cases reported on campus
  6. HSTA study says 60-70% of Hawaii teachers find school unsafe
  7. Tough competition, soaring prices: No relief in sight for Hawaii’s housing market
  8. Yep, Hawaii Has More People. We Already Knew That
  9. Net-Zero: Green Energy Scammers Have new Plan to Jack up Housing Costs
  10. Military Facilities Could Be Surrounded by ‘Buffer Zones’
  11. Expensive Mobile Unit with Staff:  Goal -- Wash Down 20 Shelter-Refusing Bums  
  12. To Avoid Rolling Blackouts, Install Batteries
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Tuesday, August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 2734 Views
  1. No ICU beds available at Queen’s medical facilities as COVID cases surge in Hawaii
  2. Public workers scramble to meet vaccine mandate deadline, others get extension
  3. What Tsunami? Judiciary, mediators not seeing large spike in eviction cases
  4. Money News: Robin Danner, to reopen Washington, D.C., office full time
  5. Honolulu Fire Commission To Hear From Chief Finalists
  6. Hearing Continues in Case Against 3 Honolulu Police Officers
  7. Supreme Court to hear appeal of shooter convicted in 2016 Christmas murder at Ala Moana Center  
  8. Hawai`i Grossly Underestimates Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  9. Hawaii State Parks Expect To Triple Their Revenue
  10. State of Hawaii reveals pandemic impact on duty free revenues
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Monday, August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:42 AM :: 1572 Views
  1. Curfew could be implemented as hospitalizations, cases continue to soar
  2. Covid-19 Treatment In Hawaii Is Getting More Expensive For Some Patients
  3. More Hawaii private schools act to establish vaccine mandate
  4. U.S. battery power capacity grew 35% in 2020: Hawaii one of Five top States
  5. Census: All Hawaii Counties Add Housing Units
  6. Maui Charter Commission Vets Record Number Of Reforms On Elections, Police
  7. Four Years After Deadly Fire, Many Honolulu High-Rises Still Lack Sprinklers
  8. A Precious Criminal is Dead Because he and his Cellmate were not Forced into an Insane Asylum
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Sunday, August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:46 PM :: 2679 Views
  1. Taliban enters Kabul to declare Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as president flees country
  2. Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano to run for Governor
  3. Illegal vacation rentals thrive as Honolulu permitting department deals with federal investigation, indictments
  4. Want To Be A Judge In Hawaii? Go To Law School At UH
  5. Vaccine Mandate: More Lawsuits Coming
  6. End the vaccine fight: Get the shot, get tested or stay home
  7. Why are we giving Anti-Vaxxers make-work city jobs? 
  8. Hypocrisy: Union Bosses Refuse Forced Vax but Demand Forced Dues
  9. How is Hawaii doing on adolescent vaccinations?
  10.  HHSAA approves modified schedule starting Sept. 24
  11. Mounting frustration: Pretrial defendants freed on lowered bail later arrested for other offenses
  12. Blue Planet: Legislators Just gave us Millions of Your Dollars and We Want More
  13. Negotiating Position: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley
  14. Isle residents need relief from Jones Act burden
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Saturday, August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 2307 Views
  1. Hawaii Union Lawsuit Based on Anti-Vaxxer Lies?
  2. Char, Ige issue stern warning about COVID crisis: ‘We are on fire’
  3. 200 Students on Waiting List for Distance Education
  4. Congress, Biden Must Act to Renew Pacific Island Compacts
  5. Guam's delegate pushes for Jones Act exemption to lower costs of food and medicine
  6. Honolulu Police Department releases extended, heavily censored body-worn camera footage of Myeni shooting
  7. Why minority business leaders are celebrating the infrastructure bill
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Friday, August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 2680 Views
  1. Unions Sue to Block Vaccine Mandate: Claim Health Emergency Does not Override Collective Bargaining
  2. HART: Financial Hit From COVID-19 Will Be Smaller Than Feared
  3. 91% of COVID patients in hospitals today are not vaccinated
  4. Lines at COVID-19 testing sites grow as cases increase in Hawaii
  5. Designed to Fail: DoE Began Seeking COVID Testing Contractors in July
  6. These Central Oahu Schools Have Joined Forces To Offer Distance Learning
  7. Troops Can’t Sue The Military For Discrimination. This Hawaii Sailor Wants To Change That
  8. Lawsuit Seeks Simoleons After Police Shots Snuff 48-time loser
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Thursday, August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 3250 Views
  1. Airlines begin to see drop in travel demand as virus numbers rise
  2. Tech Problems Lead To Undercount In Hawaii COVID Cases (again)
  3. Police Shoot Alleged Finger-Chopper Outside ‘Known Game Room’ 
  4. Maui PD Chief Candidates Named
  5. Bought n paid for Rail Shill Aalto Placed on HART Board 5-4
  6. 3rd Time is Charm: Ann Botticelli Gifted with Seat On The Honolulu Police Commission
  7. State Employee Vaccine Mandate Effective Monday
  8. HPU 90% Vaxxed
  9. More COVID cases in East Hawaii long-term care homes
  10. ‘God-given rights’: Churches rejoice that state’s new COVID rules don’t apply to them
  11. Hawaii struggles to find long-term solution for nursing shortage
  12. Island of Retaliation: Rejected Leeward Planning Commission nominee files ethics complaint against council members
  13. Election Violations Prompt New Vote For Hawaii Hotel Union Leadership
  14. The Appeal Of Sticking With An 'Acting' Official
  15. DLNR eyes ‘Love Island’ for impact on wildlife  
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Wednesday, August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:56 AM :: 2960 Views
  1. Kaneshiro Indictment Coming Soon?
  2. Jacquie Esser Part of Spriestersbach Coverup?
  3. Hawaii GOP Joins Anti-Vaxxers
  4. Some healthcare professionals are working up to triple shifts amid rise in COVID-19 hospitalization
  5. City to accept 5,000 new rent relief applications from Honolulu residents  
  6. ‘The tensions are very high’: Latest COVID-19 outbreak forces lockdown at Hawaii’s largest prison
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 2729 Views
  1. Ige looking at new COVID-19 restrictions for Hawaii
  2. Staffing shortages leave critical posts unmanned at Hawaii’s largest prison--UPW Announces Open Pathway for Contraband
  3. Mafia Bigshots Have Been Evading Justice for a Long Time--Believe they are entitled to continue doing so
  4. COVID Eviction Ban--Lahaina Deadbeat Abandons Condo But Can’t be Evicted
  5. Chamber of Commerce survey: 80% of Hawaii businesses have job openings
  6. Pentagon to require COVID vaccine for all troops by Sept. 15
  7. Hawaiian Airlines to require all US-based employees to be vaccinated against COVID
  8. DOE: Shots avoid virtual, canceled athletics season
  9. With beds at homeless shelters in high demand, IHS uses testing, vaccines in attempt to manage COVID
  10. Hawaii’s COVID surge puts a strain on medical clinics as demand for testing grows
  11. Demand for quarantine facilities are high amid COVID surge in Hawaii
  12. Mafia Smile News: The Statewide Effort to Turn Filmmaking into Hawai‘i’s Next $1 Billion Industry
  13. Sequential Conflict of Interest: New Sunrun CEO Mary Powell resigns from HEI board position
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Monday, August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 1747 Views
  1. For Cost Overruns, Honolulu Rail Is In A League Of Its Own, New Data Shows
  2. Bill 27: Honolulu Neighborhood Boards to Reject Development Plans Before Application Goes to DPP
  3. PTA: Military Training Issue is all About OHA Lease Money
  4. Pinata: Honolulu still deciding how to spend $386 million in federal funds
  5. ‘Honu harassment,’ dozens rally in Laniakea
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Sunday, August 8, 2021
August 8, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:42 PM :: 5039 Views
  1. A Policy Statement About Fines
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 7, 2021
  3. Blangiardi suddenly pro-rail after pocketing $465,000 in ‘legalized bribery’ scheme
  4. Kirk Who? Usual Insiders Redirect Cash Flow to Josh Green 
  5. Why is a federal watchdog part of the Miske investigation?
  6. ‘Listen to science, not social media’: Unvaccinated at high risk for catching delta coronavirus variant
  7. Nearly half of Ka’ohao School in quarantine after 3 students test positive for coronavirus
  8. Kindergarten Enrollment Drops 51% near Kuhio Park Terrace
  9. How Tasers Became Legal In Hawaii
  10. Return of cruise ships still up in the air
  11. Forecast right population for new Oahu Community Correctional Center
  12. 284 have applied for lava buyouts, but some remain frustrated by the process
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Saturday, August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:04 PM :: 1914 Views
  1. Hawaii Contact Tracers Vacation As COVID Cases Surge
  2. Some state, county workers gearing up for a legal fight over governor’s vaccine mandate
  3. In joint statement, 3 Hawaii banks announce vaccine requirements for workers
  4. Pre-travel test for all Hawaii passengers back on the table amid coronavirus spike
  5. Maui Council dumps hotel moratorium--Plans Island-wide Moratorium
  6. Judge cuts water ‘take’ from E. Maui streams
  7. In first ruling on TMT arrests, judge finds 4 kupuna not guilty of obstruction
  8. This Vegas civic club serves 50,000 former Hawaii residents. It could soon be serving more.
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Friday, August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 3114 Views
  1. An $11.5 million renovation of Miske’s home? I don’t know….
  2. Accused Honolulu crime boss Mike Miske pleads not guilty
  3. Cabinet Kala: Who Gets Campaign Cash From Top State Officials
  4. Unvaccinated pregnant mother who almost lost baby urges others to get the shot
  5. Will UPW Members Quit Rather than Take Vax?
  6. On Maui, hundreds protest mandatory vaccines for student athletes
  7. Educated People Almost 100% Vaccinated
  8. Hawaii distance learning options are limited, increase in demand is leaving some in limbo
  9. Gov. David Ige says Hawaii eviction moratorium to end Friday
  10. ‘Something violent happened’: Trial opens for foster parent accused of killing toddler
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Thursday, August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:00 PM :: 1983 Views
  1. Sealed ‘ghost cases’ hide CWS failures behind repeated child abuse deaths
  2. Pressure grows for transparency as Honolulu’s fire commission secretly votes for next chief
  3. Local leaders aim to move quickly on new 3% county TAT
  4. Honolulu Mayor Announces New Restrictions On Social Gatherings
  5. Governor expected to announce sweeping vaccine mandate for state, county workers
  6. Many medical facilities in Hawaii report increase in COVID-19 vaccinations over the past week
  7. No Contact Tracing?  Oahu lifeguard claims failed city safety protocol spread COVID
  8. Council Members Call For Honolulu Rail Critic To Stay On HART Board
  9. City Council Member Andria Tupola Will Not Run For Governor Next Year
  10. More Homeless Mayhem: Kahuku residents blame squatters for overnight brush fire that caused evacuations
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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 2910 Views
  1. Updated Indictment In Miske Case Includes New Defendants And Details Of Alleged Murder
  2. Legal Bribery: In First Six Months In Office, Honolulu Mayor’s Campaign Collected Over $600,000--mostly from Construction Industry
  3. Caldwell Brings in only $9760 --‘Nobody thinks he can win’
  4. Fund Race: What’s DelaCruz Doing with $871,348 in the bank?
  5. House Shakeup?  Speaker Scott Saiki Flees Primary to Run For LG?
  6. Hawaii families struggle to enroll children in distance learning
  7. Bloat: School has 30 Teachers and 80 Staff
  8. Back to School Helps Parents go Back to Work
  9. All 4 Hawaii mayors are considering vaccine mandates for county workers
  10. Hawaii health officials look to add contact tracers
  11. Business, Community Leaders Call On Public To Avoid A Return To COVID Restrictions
  12. State officials unclear on CDC eviction moratorium extension
  13. Heading up Mauna Kea? Officials urge caution as they enforce vehicle access rules
  14. Judiciary News: How can we keep Whitey off the Bench?
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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 2715 Views
  1. Rail costs ‘unimaginable,’ retired transit official says
  2. Hawaii COVID growth rate on pace with U.S. mainland for the first time during the pandemic  
  3. Governor Rejects Roth, Victorino Requests to Delay School Reopening
  4. Revived visitor industry soars, but job market underperforms
  5. Commission again extends deadline in search for Honolulu police chief
  6. Gerard Puana pursues civil lawsuit
  7. Fund Race: Green $600K, Caldwell $509K
  8. End of eviction protections puts formerly homeless Oahu families at risk again
  9. Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion
  10. Hawaii pioneered growth management in the 1960s
  11. Puppetry News: Disbarred Lawyer Dubin Writing Waihee Declaration?
  12. Hawaii Has A Ban On Sunscreen Chemicals But No One’s Sure Who Should Enforce It
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Monday, August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 1733 Views
  1. New Reports Show Campaign Cash Is Flowing In To Hawaii’s Elected U.S. Officials
  2. Crowded Maui restaurant asks customers for Aloha after staff treated poorly
  3. Criminal Doesn’t Get COVID Release, Plays Mommy Card
  4. Global Competition Over Fish Stocks Increasingly Affects Hawaii
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Sunday, August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:32 PM :: 3130 Views
  1. Five years ago, Mike Miske allegedly masterminded the kidnapping and murder of his son’s best friend
  2. If the Hawaii Legislature’s here in July, you know it’s a bad month
  3. Hilo Medical Center sees 100% increase in coronavirus hospitalizations overnight
  4. President’s tough new vaccination rules impact 20K federal civilian workers in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Kids Are Heading Back To School to Get Vaxxed
  6. Education outreach workers help keiki in unstable housing situations stay in school
  7. Affordable Housing: 24 agencies and departments plus NIMBY neighbors
  8. With rental eviction moratorium ending Friday, now’s time to seek mediation, payment plan
  9. Army, community are at a pivot point at training range lease renewals in Hawaii
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Saturday, July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:46 PM :: 2446 Views
  1. 3% Hotel Tax to Fund Rail ‘Recovery Plan’?
  2. Bid Rigging News: Hanabusa elected unanimously to serve again as Honolulu rail board chairwoman
  3. Laughable: Another rail problem for Oahu
  4. Incoming Interim Schools Chief Priority: Getting Kids to Show up for School
  5. Where the COVID is -- Surge Areas
  6. Hawaii doctors see sharp increase in COVID hospitalizations among pregnant women
  7. Notapimp Convicted in Waikiki Robbery 
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Friday, July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 5794 Views
  1. Louis Kealoha’s $250,000 settlement: Will Amemiya Rat out Caldwell?
  2. Department of Retaliation: Spurned Wife Gets Payback After Sex on Campus
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority approves plan to reduce Oahu tourists
  4. Honolulu City Council weighs how to waste $386M federal COVID funds
  5. Hawaii to report 622 COVID cases amid continued surge, lab reporting delays
  6. Hawaii hits 60% mark for vaccinations
  7. ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside
  8. Hawaii Education Department Releases Statewide Distance Learning Plan
  9. DTL Selected for Hawaii State Energy Office Community Outreach Plan
  10. Half of Homeless Kicked out due to ‘Drug and Anger Issues’ 
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Thursday, July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 2197 Views
  1. ‘This ain’t no joke’: Unvaccinated Puna man urges others to take COVID seriously  
  2. Herd immunity: Hawaii at odds on including people who already got COVID-19
  3. Hawaii County to Create New Sales Tax?
  4. Bill 17: DPP will Seize Illegal TVRs, Auction Them Off
  5. Hawaii’s public school teachers return to the classroom
  6. HTA head: In wake of funding cut, other agencies will need to assist with tourism management
  7. Powering Past Coal Task Force Evades Sunshine Law
  8. Some Hawaii landlords expected to sell off rental units once eviction moratorium ends
  9. Kauai Prosecutor Stepping Down For Nonprofit Gig
  10. Criminal Killed by Police After Foolishly Leaving Hawaii
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 2515 Views
  1. Hawaii Concert Promoter Got More COVID Aid Than Carnegie Hall
  2. Train door malfunction idles Honolulu rail fleet  
  3. Ige’s Appeals Court Nominee Faces Questions
  4. Preliminary hearing for HPD officers charged in fatal shooting of teen reveals gun replicas, live ammunition found at scene
  5. This Hawaii Island hospital is seeing entire households coming in sick with COVID
  6. ‘We’re exhausted’: Leeward healthcare workers plead with community to get vaccinated
  7. Demand for vaccinations are up as COVID-19 cases surge in Hawaii County
  8. California is moving towards vaccine passports. In Hawaii, it was a mess.
  9. COVID-19 threat, inmate overcrowding force transfer of 40 Hawaii island felons to Oahu
  10. Hawaiian Air loses $6M in 2nd quarter, $100M less than same period in 2020
  11. State's plan to enforce evictions unclear
  12. 359 Year Old Company Destroyed After Relocating to Hawaii
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:34 PM :: 1839 Views
  1. Why Raise Taxes?  Because They Can
  2. Hawaii Relaxes Outdoor Mask Rules, Urges Vaccines For Schools
  3. Hawaii Governor Considers Vaccine Requirement For State Workers
  4. 30,000 Tourists per day--80% Occupancy
  5. Hawaii County begins paperless permit system
  6. Honolulu Police Commission Fails To Detail Its Public Agendas, Complaint Says
  7. Honolulu police are called to testify against fellow officers
  8. Miske appears unlikely to face death penalty if convicted
  9. Two Different Soft-on-Crime Groups Fight Each Other to Free Killer
  10. Kauai’s shuttered Coco Palms Resort sold at foreclosure auction
  11. Trumpster Anti-Vaxxers Protest Jill Biden Visit
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Monday, July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 PM :: 2864 Views
  1. How Rail Contractor Run by Convicted Felon Got $100M for job 92% incomplete
  2. Legal motion seeks public disclosure of latest plea agreement in Miske case
  3. The Choice For Workers At A Honolulu Care Facility — Get Vaccinated Or Get Fired
  4. Department of Veterans Affairs will require health workers to be vaccinated
  5. During The Pandemic, School Vouchers Make Sense
  6. Hawai`i -- Renewable Energy Can Worsen the Climate Crisis
  7. Out-Of-State Renters Are Driving The Market In Honolulu
  8. Slight uptick for Maui County jobless rate
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Sunday, July 25, 2021
July 25, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 3662 Views
  1. Rail News: ‘Documentary Filmmaking’ is a Great Way to Receive Cash Legally
  2. Souki’s Revenge: UH Profs Target Ethics Commissioner who Investigated Souki’s Sex Harassment
  3. $435K Beamer: OHA ‘Beneficiary’ Pushes ‘Circular Economy’ 
  4. 50% of Hawaii Food Stamps are Fraudulent
  5. Brace for next year’s Hawaii gubernatorial race, with prominent candidates already up and running
  6. Kauai Council moving forward with county’s own 3% TAT
  7. ‘Asynchronous’ Distance learning will be offered at some BI schools
  8. Coco Palms Auction: 10% of Kauai residents Sign Petition Demanding Site be Leveled to the Ground and Returned to Nature
  9. Hawaii’s Safe Travels program will likely stay in place through 2021
  10. The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless--So Lets Plant trees Instead of Forcing them into Shelters
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Saturday, July 24, 2021
July 24, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 PM :: 4557 Views
  1. State Court News:  Rail Contractor Run by Convicted Felon Beats Former Atty General Turned Whistleblower
  2. Star-Adv: ‘Reasonable’ Concern Judicial Nominee is of ‘Wrong Race’
  3. ‘You will definitely catch COVID,’ Hawaii lieutenant governor says about visiting Las Vegas unvaccinated
  4. Vaccination sites mostly empty as COVID infections surge in Hawaii
  5. Why are young professionals leaving Hawaii?
  6. Worker shortage expected to end with expiration of federal pandemic UI programs
  7. Bill 17 Allow DPP to Seize Properties over Fines  
  8. House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency in Attack on State Auditor
  9. Stop Cash Bail?  Man accused of assaulting officers freed by judge
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Friday, July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 2118 Views
  1. A Tale of Two Recoveries-- Why is the jobless rate so much higher in Democratic-run states?
  2. HART’s Expecting Fewer Riders — Even Absent The Pandemic
  3. Senator, Activists Complain Court Nominee is Wrong Color--Demand ‘Reckoning’ for Male Members of Uppity Inferior Race
  4. Court to hear arguments over use of police during TMT protests
  5. Hui No Ke Ola Pono Exec Director Fired for ‘Fiduciary Reasons’
  6. Monthly public disclosure by lobbyists? Yes, it can be done.
  7. Elevated levels of lead found in select Hawaii public schools and childcare facilities
  8. Sen. Hirono again seeks funding for Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii
  9. KIUC renewables, reliability rose in 2020 despite revenue hit
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
July 22, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:15 PM :: 2280 Views
  1. Your odds if not vaccinated are worse than drawing to an inside straight
  2. Mayor Blangiardi sends stern message to those who are unvaccinated
  3. In worrisome trend, overwhelmed hospitals are diverting ambulances to other facilities more often
  4. Honolulu Council advances bill that would create progressive property tax for second homes
  5. Maui Council mulls tax tiers for hotels and resorts
  6. Financial audit of City reveals that TheBus lost $10M in 2020
  7. DLIR: HGEA to Begin Showing up for Work Sept 7  
  8. Hawaii’s hotels continued improving last month
  9. In its first week the Chinatown police enforcement plan yields arrests, social service connections and COVID vaccinations
  10. Maui Commission Announces 5 Finalists For Police Chief
  11. Honolulu City Council committee advances Ann Botticelli's appointment
  12. Honolulu Liquor Commission blocked from Inspecting Gay Nightclub
  13. Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants doesn’t do enough to make people practice the rituals of the Eco-Religion
  14. Report Finds That Most Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Price Transparency Rules
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Letters to the Editor July, 2021
By Letters to the Editor @ 11:00 PM :: 5187 Views
  • Secret Suspension of Hawaii County Highways Chief?
  • She touched my soul
  • Debunking Sen Acasio’s Moratorium
  • Hawai’i 2050 ‘Sustainability’ Goals Follow Corporate Plan
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:47 PM :: 1549 Views
  1. HART board nominee Just a shill for ‘Go rail at all costs.’
  2. Star-Adv Endorses ACLU Plan: Build New Jail too Small to Guarantee Overcrowding, Force Mass Releases of Criminals
  3. Shrinking military, students could affect reapportionment
  4. Infection rate among Hawaii’s unvaccinated now as high as it was for entire state during pandemic’s peak
  5. Designed to Fail: Teachers and parents still ‘totally in the dark’ with school set to begin in two weeks
  6. Masks to be Mandated in Schools?
  7. Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 3 Honolulu police officers in fatal shooting of teenager
  8. Report: 29% of Hawai'i hotel jobs will not return by the end of the year
  9. Free Electricity Ain’t Cheap
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 4134 Views
  1. The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone
  2. Testing Shows ‘Remote Learning’ is a Miserable Failure
  3. Rally planned to support officers charged in teen shooting death
  4. Restaurant association head calls for end to state restrictions
  5. COFA Talks -- 2023 Deadline Looms For Biden
  6. 5,300 Oahu renters getting free ride
  7. HGEA decries ‘stupid’ policy that’s forcing some vaccinated state workers to quarantine after travel
  8. EMS grapples with an increase in all types of 911 calls as it also sees more COVID cases
  9. Bill aims to keep replica guns and air guns away from felons
  10. DOT puts EV transformation of state fleet into high gear
  11. Bail Fail: 26-Time Loser Gets Bail, Runs
  12. Touching monk seals is not a major crisis
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Monday, July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 2395 Views
  1. Harvard Educator Debunks DoE ‘Remote Learning’ Scam: ‘Seven Hours Per Week’
  2. Solar Scammers Salivate over Possible Return to Net Metering in Hawaii
  3. Soft on Crime: Study a Trick to Ensure New OCCC is Built too Small
  4. COVID Kills Six Criminals
  5. Chinatown foot patrols hard to find
  6. Honolulu ‘Climate Change’ Office Calls for Social Justice and Equity Commission with ‘Real Power’
  7. Maui County: Cutback for water not tied to hotels
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Sunday, July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 2130 Views
  1. Plan to ‘Limit Tourism’ is Really a Plan to Expand Tourism
  2. Plans to ‘Limit Tourism’ Designed to Push More Locals Out
  3. Vicki Cayetano, Rick Blangiardi: Ex-Republicans in Politics
  4. No More Free Money from the Sky
  5. High vaccination rates at some Hawaii health facilities
  6. Squatters Invade Kauai Oceanfront Plantation Camp 
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Saturday, July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:57 AM :: 2779 Views
  1. Wife of ex-Olelo executive gets away with only probation for embezzlement
  2. Oahu home affordability at lowest point in 3 years, new index shows
  3. Hu Honua Dispute in San Francisco Court Is Pau
  4. DOT suggests buying the Road to Hana in order to control overcrowding    
  5. Hilo Tenants to Organize Union to Fight Evictions?
  6. Transair critics describe poor safety culture as FAA allows Company to Keep Flying Smaller Planes
  7. $95M Legislatively Funded Plan to bring multiple wave pool parks to Hawaii draws concerns from community
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Friday, July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:47 PM :: 2591 Views
  1. County Politicians Want TAT Hike Without Property Tax Cut
  2. City Council Leaders Team up with Sierra Club Boss to Remove Rail Critic From HART Board
  3. Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall
  4. Tax credit could lift Hawaii families out of poverty
  5. Free meals announced for all Hawaii public schools during 2021-22 academic year  
  6. Honolulu Prosecutor: Sykap Case Is ‘No Perry Mason Moment’
  7. Maruo Sykap in custody after months-long search
  8. Homeless Nuisance: ‘Many times these cases turn into a psychotic criminal event’
  9. Honolulu Mayor Vows To ‘Play Tough’ On Crime In Chinatown
  10. Soft on Crime Study Projects More Criminals: Uses this as Argument Against new Jails
  11. Maui County Must Get Federal Water Permit After SCOTUS Ruling
  12. Cargo airline was being investigated before crash off Hawaii
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Thursday, July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 2066 Views
  1. Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano confirms she’s considering a run for governor 
  2. Vicki Cayetano, Rick Blangiardi: Ex-Republicans in Politics
  3. Hawaii Road Usage Charge Program May by Copied for Federal System
  4. The Legislature Just Reduced Transparency In Hawaii Elections
  5. Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling
  6. Following critical audit, lawmakers to begin investigation of agribusiness agency
  7. Auditor Dispute: Saiki Needs To Start Acting Like Grown-Up
  8. Judge orders Public Safety officials to improve COVID safety in Hawaii’s jails and prisons  
  9. HGEA News: Couples applying for a marriage license in Hawaii face frustration, confusion
  10. Despite campus solar installations, UH says reaching clean energy goal will be difficult
  11. Navy request for 5-year permit to operate underground Red Hill fuel tanks before DoH
  12. Maui trying to enact plastic utensils, containers ban
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 2696 Views
  1. Delta variant now accounts for 40% of all new COVID infections in Hawaii
  2. How Honolulu police chief selection process ensures insider picked
  3. Judge to hear motion to dismiss case against 3 officers charged in teen’s fatal shooting
  4. Trial date set for Hawaii lawmaker arrested for drunk driving
  5. Hawaii Police Salaries up 21% in Last 5 Years
  6. Hawaii consumers feel the pain as U.S. inflation spikes by the most in 13 years
  7. Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go?
  8. Worker shortage issues continue, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce wants feedback on possible solutions
  9. Maui Charter Proposal looks to change council districts, election of members
  10. Political will missing to give Upcountry equal water rights
  11. More Phoney Talk--Tourists Blamed for Upcountry Maui Water Shortage
  12. Campaign Contribution News: Hawaii missile defense system gets $75M from House Appropriations Committee 
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