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Thursday, February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:05 PM :: 1559 Views
  1. Tulsi for VP? Trump talks with Gabbard about U.S. defense
  2. Rabbi Sues Hawaii County Over Mounting Fines for Hosting Small Religious Gatherings in His Home
  3. CWS Used Guardianship as Legal Loophole to Place Tortured Girl in Home with Convicted Felon?
  4. Will Property Owners be Allowed to Rebuild? Community Opposes HCDA Takeover of Lahaina
  5. Another Labor Cost for Business: Momentum Grows For Comprehensive Paid Family Leave In Hawaii
  6. Soft on Crime: Thugs Walk Free After beating Security Guard to Death
  7. Louis Kealoha Wants Reduced Sentence
  8. Testimony in Miske trial pivots to alleged chemical attack on rival nightclub
  9. The Packed Hawaii State Hospital May Soon See A Surge In Patients From A Private Facility
  10. 'Swarm team' investigates increasing chemical detections in Pearl Harbor's drinking water
  11. Still towing complaints 3 years after changes to state law
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
February 14, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:46 PM :: 1091 Views
  1. HPD: First Amber Alert in 19 Years Results in Safe Recovery of Two Boys
  2. Big Island: Low Winds Lead to Rolling Blackouts
  3. Three Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard
  4. Liberation of crypto is win for Hawaii
  5. Hawaiian Electric 2023 Annual report: Still profitable except for Lahaina Litigation
  6. Advocates call for change of legal guardianship policies
  7. Lahaina Fire Death Toll Rises To 101 After Police Identify Remains Of Missing Person  
  8. Survivors’ Monthly Hotel Bill: $15,000 paid by FEMA
  9. SB2762 Rent Control: After Rent Subsidies Create Crisis, Legislators prepare to Make it Worse
  10. Bills For UBER/LYFT Ride-Share Fee And A Climate-Impact Fee Advance
  11. Some Reform Bills Are Simply Ignored Until They Die — And They Start Dying Friday
  12. 65 Shell Bills on the Move
  13. Pension Scam behind Star-Advertiser bankruptcy?
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
February 13, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 3097 Views
  1. SB3381: HCDA will use Eminent Domain to Take Over Lahaina Make it in to High End Resort Area
  2. Bribe-Taking Cocaine Dealer J Kalani ‘Powdernose’ English to get Early Release
  3. Lahaina Fire Charity Scam News: Kaniela Ing Faces More Charges Of Campaign Spending Violations
  4. Torture House Foster parent Requests Release -- Denied
  5. Miske was Child Abuser, got Probation
  6. Labor Trafficking: Getting Away With It
  7. Lahaina Death Trap: The Day Fire Engulfed Kuhua Street
  8. Secret Hawaii Energy Cabal Fades Away
  9. Why an M&A swoop in Hawaii is a big bet on the yen
  10. Gov. Green calls new Hawaii housing bill ‘unconstitutional’
  11. Hawaiʻi to build out housing services with Medicaid under new federal program
  12. Driver Chose Which Cop would Administer DUI Test
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Monday, February 12, 2024
February 12, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 1463 Views
  1. 9th Circuit To Hear Oral Argument in Absentee Voting Case for Citizens in U.S. Territories
  2. Kaheohe 'comprehensive' homeless solution houses only 34 people
  3. Blangiardi announces Andy Sugg as new Chief of Staff
  4. Miske trial picks up after a week of Witness Intimidation
  5. Green Pushing Tax Hikes
  6. Tourism: Another Year of Stagnation
  7. HB1611: Stop Recycling Bad Cops?
  8. Local Food?  DoE has a solution--‘give us more money’
  9. 2023: A Year of Hawaiian Spyin'
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Sunday, February 11, 2024
February 11, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 1530 Views
  1. Father:  DHS and Catholic Charities both involved in Geanna Bradley Placement in Torture House
  2. Nearly 5,000 Maui fire victims remain in hotels
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 10, 2024
  4. SB3196: More Gun Control on the Agenda
  5. Hawaii energy policy bedeviled by price, reliability tradeoffs
  6. Hoarding School Impact Fees
  7. 93 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  8. SB3381: HCDA to Control Lahaina Redevelopment?
  9. HB2762: OHA to Build Casino at Kakaako Makai?
  10. Mafia News: SHOPO Lawyer Devens Planted on Supreme Court to Block Release of Police Disciplinary Records
  11. LOL: Hawaii Version of ‘Three-Strike’ bill for repeat violent offenders -- Prosecutors will actually be allowed to charge a felony
  12. Hawaii teens report persistent mental-health problems
  13. A ‘Shockingly Broken System’: Hawaii Failing To Meet ANY Child Care Safety Regulations
  14. BJ Penn for … Council?
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Saturday, February 10, 2024
February 10, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 2587 Views
  1. AGAIN: Family Court Gave Another Girl to Another Convicted Felon, She was also starved and tortured to death
  2. Naming Names: Which Honolulu Lawyers are Helping Miske Catch Informants?
  3. Wahiawa Foster Girl Tortured, Murdered
  4. Article misrepresents status of Hawaii ballot bill
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Friday, February 9, 2024
February 9, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 1148 Views
  1. Maui Fires: Green, Bissen Feds Six-Month Update
  2. Guam Meth Kingpin Gets 30 Years
  3. Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Fatal Crashes Involving Unlicensed Drivers
  4. 'Spirit of Aloha' Hawaii Supreme Court gun ruling brings praise and ridicule
  5. SB2392: Hawaii committee advances bill that could keep Trump off the ballot
  6. Bill 21:  Emergency building permits for Maui Fire Survivors
  7. Lahaina family excited to rebuild home after fire debris is cleared from property  
  8. After listening Tour, House GOP Champions ‘Common Sense’ Bills, Conservative Values
  9. Unaffordable Affordables: Another $10M Subsidy for Black Sand, Kobayashi
  10. Big Island Police Discipline: Exhibitionist and a Burglar
  11. HB1626: To Keep More Criminals on the Streets,  Shorten Probation Periods
  12. As Always Intended: Waimanalo Gulch to be Extended
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Thursday, February 8, 2024
February 8, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 1074 Views
  1. UHERO: After Six Months of 'Relief' Lahaina Survivors Health Worsens
  2. Kula Fire Recovery: "No one is coming to save you"
  3. Hawaii Supreme Court Rejects Major Second Amendment Rulings in New Gun-Carry Decision
  4. Blackouts cast doubt on renewable energy mandates
  5. House to Consider Three Bills to Reduce Cost of Living
  6. Maui wildfires leadership void -- Six Months Still No Answers
  7. Glittering Illusion: Fake Proposal to ban foreign purchase of Hawaii land draws 2,000 testimonies
  8. Real Purpose of fake ‘Anti-Trump’ Bill: Create process to handle Candidate Challenges?
  9. Hawaii Child Welfare Polygamy Procurement
  10. Child starvation death: Adults all got Probation and time served 
  11. HB1610 Killed: Would have capped Cost of UIPA Requests
  12. Legalize?  Marijuana Behind 70% of Auto Accidents
  13. Witnesses allege HPD officer tossed what appeared to be beer bottles from SUV after crash
  14. ‘Basically collapsing’: Buried WWII-era landfill plagues high school’s athletic complex
  15. Disabled Veterans Get Big Discount on Kauai Property Taxes
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
February 7, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:58 PM :: 1706 Views
  1. Star-Advertiser Profitable ... except
  2. A social tax policy I could agree with
  3. DLNR: Court Ruling Protects Endangered Hawaii Birds from 'Save the Mosquito' Activists
  4. Hawaii Information Practices: Annual Report for 2023
  5. HPD Hits Critic with Bogus Sex Case
  6. Witnesses allege HPD officer tossed what appeared to be beer bottles from SUV after crash
  7. SB2475: Schools to Stop Recycling Child Molesters?
  8. Anti-Insurrectionist Ballot Bill  Passes Committee 3-2
  9. DHHL Buying Kauai’s last ‘Affordable’ Apartment Complex--Residents to be Evicted? 
  10. Families Stopped Paying Rent During The Red Hill Water Crisis. Now Their Landlord Wants To Collect
  11. New law to protect renters from background check fees
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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
February 6, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:48 PM :: 1717 Views
  1. Family Court Secrets: Two Years After Ariel Sellers Murder, Kaluas Still Retain Parental Rights
  2. Court: HMSA Physician Contracts “oppressive, unconscionable, and unenforceable”
  3. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  4. Lahaina Fire: Maui PD After Action Report Full Text
  5. Kaneshiro, Mitsunaga want key evidence excluded from corruption trial
  6. Witness Intimidation: Defend Hawaii owner back in federal custody after instigating a Waikiki brawl
  7. Finger-Pointing On State's latest Botched IT Job
  8. State psychiatric hospital overcrowded with patients who don’t have medical needs
  9. Wahiawa General Hospital forced to transfer patients after air condition breakdown
  10. DoE Lunchroom Food Goes to Feed Pigs
  11. The Game Management Advisory Commission Was Created To Be The Voice Of Hawaii's Hunters. Is Anyone Listening?
  12. University of Hawaii selects film studio developer for West Oahu
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Monday, February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:16 PM :: 1173 Views
  1. Long Lines Suppress Republican Votes on Election Day:  City Clerk Plans to do it Again in 2024
  2. Let’s Fulfill MLK’s Dream in Hawai‘i
  3. Hawaii’s cost-of-living problem is an economic freedom problem
  4. Hawaii: Never a shortage of costly and grandiose project proposals
  5. Danger: 200 tax bills being considered by Legislature
  6. Lawmakers seek clarity on possible connections between suspects in 2 acid attacks while serving time
  7. Taxpayers will likely have to fork over $12.5M for latest settlement in high-speed police chase
  8. Green Energy is a Joke: Hawaii building Six More Diesel Plants disguised as ‘biodiesel’
  9. Green Energy: Means ‘More Expensive’--Let’s call it ‘Carbon Cashback’
  10. Green Means ‘More Expensive’--Let’s call it ‘Climate Fee’
  11. Will New Property Tax Backfire on DoE Bureaucracy?
  12. Lahaina Fires Become Excuse du Jour
  13. Campaign Cash Rolls in to Usual Incumbents
  14. Insurance Company Led By HECO Board Chair Is Suing His Own Utility Over The Maui Fires
  15. Shelters are Retirement Centers for Career Homeless
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Sunday, February 4, 2024
February 4, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 1478 Views
  1. What Were They Thinking?
  2. Maui 'Renewable' Power Plant--Surprise, its Diesel!
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted February 3, 2024
  4. Kauai: Tourism Industry Scores Another Big Win Over Agriculture 
  5. SB3350: Outlaw Supreme Court Justice Vlad Devens’ Mafia Trick
  6. HB1537 DoE Money Grab: Create New Property Tax, Rob Counties
  7. Bill to raise Hawaii DOE superintendent pay cap sparks controversy
  8. Would Public Campaign Financing Help Republicans?
  9. Miske trial as performance
  10. An alarming uptick in crime alerts HPD
  11. Hawaii County officials eyeing possible sites for massive festering homeless tent cities
  12. Money News: Mizuno and Moku are the Latest to Pretend to do Something About Homelessness
  13. UH: 530 Dorms Closed --- going on 1,186
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Saturday, February 3, 2024
February 3, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 1187 Views
  1. DCCA Dumps Mis-Named 'Innovation Lab': Crypto Suddenly Deregulated
  2. Alaska and Hawaii Delegations Seek Medicare Reimbursement Flexibility for Rural Hospitals
  3. Kalani HS Wins 2024 Hawaiʻi LifeSmarts State Competition
  4. HB 106: Mayors to be Judge, Jury, Executioner?
  5. DHS Expands Preschool Open Doors Program to Age 3
  6. HIDOE seeks feedback on revising student journalism policy
  7. HB2700: How Much Will Taxpayers Fork Out to Protect Hawaiian Electric from Litigation Over Wildfire Damage?
  8. Cover-Up: After Four Years of Stalling, HART Board scrapping internal audit
  9. Legislator Proposes Ban on Public Mask Wearing
  10. Artificial Intelligence: Legislators Threatened by Competition?
  11. 'Starting the conversation' -- Maui officials consider launching intra-county ferry system
  12. Oregon high court says 10 GOP state senators who staged long walkout can’t run for reelection
  13. Former Schofield soldier is ordered jailed in Jan. 6 attack
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Saturday, February 3, 2024
Letters to the Editor February, 2024
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:01 AM :: 1257 Views

HB 106: Mayors to be Judge, Jury, Executioner?

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Friday, February 2, 2024
February 2, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 1718 Views
  1. Day One: 50 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  2. PUC Approves $95M Rate Hike for 5-year HECO grid resilience plan
  3. HECO New Welcome Home Rate: $0.62 per kwh
  4. HECO: Blackouts This Weekend Will be Longer than Usual Thanks to New Policy
  5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Wall That Heals Coming to Maui
  6. Top Miske Lieutenant was Fake Cop and FBI informant
  7. Nightmare: With Stroke of Pen, Blangiardi unleashes more spending for more useless Rail
  8. Campaign Donations Roll In For Honolulu Mayor's Reelection Bid
  9. Mazie Hirono Reelection Fund $1.8M: Bought n paid for by Military-Industrial Complex 
  10. Hotels Unions Think This is Year they can wipe out Vacation rentals
  11. Commercial ocean operators: Proposed permitting system would sink their industry
  12. Maui Has Yet To Launch A Covid-Era Housing Program That Could Provide $24 Million In Relief To Fire Survivors
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Thursday, February 1, 2024
February 1, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:45 PM :: 1183 Views
  1. 18 Years Later State Wins Dannenberg EUTF Suit
  2. Reduce Minimum Lot Size to Lower Housing Costs
  3. Three Ways to Lower Hawaii's Cost of Living
  4. COVID Money: HGEA Awarded $150M--and it is just the beginning
  5. Ken Lawson’s Favorite Pimp Busted for Pimping Again
  6. Federal investigation and indictment of three city officials started with complaint from HPD
  7. After Fraser’s murder, Miske felt emboldened.
  8. The Illusion of Carbon Taxes
  9. Hawaii Ranks #10 for Congenital Syphilis
  10. Will More Hotel Railings Fall?
  11. Green has Appointed Six Legislators, and Counting
  12. Election Dis-Integrity?
  13. Another Schizophrenic killed on street because doo-gooders shut lunatic asylums down
  14. Honolulu Police Fired For Buying Gun Parts, Domestic Violence And Not Activating Bodycam
  15. Dumb and Expensive Plan for Lahaina Debris: Move it Twice
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 1974 Views
  1. Murder of Ariel Sellers: Motion to Unseal Kalua Family Court Records
  2. Eco-Lawyers to Sue Hawaiian Electric Because Birds Hit Power Lines?
  3. House Democrats Introduce 2024 Legislative Package 
  4. Five Straight Months of Tourism Decline Since Lahaina Fire
  5. HB1357: New State Property Tax on the Move in Legislature
  6. Armed Robber with Purple Hair Gets no respect in Legislature: Lahaina Rep Elle Cochran Not Consulted on Lahaina Bills
  7. Hawaii Green Energy Initiative is 100% Fake--Hawaii Electricity Still 80% Oil-Fired
  8. Some Maui residents fear programs aimed to house fire survivors could make other families homeless
  9. After Doing Everything they can to Force Lahaina Fire Victims to move to the Mainland, Maui Finally Accepts a few FEMA Trailers
  10. Maui Businesses Are Supposed To Have Priority For Wildfire Cleanup Jobs. Do They?
  11. Money-Grubbing Dopers in Legislature Argue over how to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
  12. Legislators Again Pushing State-Run Retirement Savings Scam--Auto Enroll?
  13. DOE: 11 schools with inoperable fire alarms
  14. Miske’s ‘right-hand man’ testifies for prosecution, but could prove gift for defense
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
January 30, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 1627 Views
  1. Senate Sets Triple Hearing on Vacation Rental Bill
  2. FEMA to Build Hawaii's First Mobile Home Park
  3. Oahu is slated to see more power outages — that last longer. Here’s why
  4. WSJ: Hawaii’s Electric Utility Could Soon Feel the Burn
  5. From tents to barns, Hawaiʻi charter school advocates say it's time for a permanent campus
  6. DHHL has ‘Committed’ only 1/3 of the $600M it was awarded
  7. Forget the First Amendment: Hawaii to Outlaw ‘Deceptive’ Media?
  8. Ballot process opens Thursday for Hawaii political candidates
  9. AG swamped with hundreds more cases after city prosecutor’s ‘unilateral’ decision
  10. A Birth On A Hilo Sidewalk Reflects Challenges In Helping A Growing Homeless Community
  11. Needle Exchange Van Keeps Chinatown Full of Homeless Zombies
  12. Open, all-gender restrooms at UH Medical School spark concern
  13. BYU-Hawaii's historic David O. McKay mosaic and complex set to come down
  14. Measures seek to ease Puna’s insurance crisis
  15. Hawaii Ranchers Want More Land Transferred To The State Agriculture Department
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Monday, January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:04 PM :: 1123 Views
  1. DoTAX Grabs for Restaurants’ COVID Relief Money
  2. Proposed STR regulations pose threat to Hawaii Island economy
  3. Not Much to Show for Governor's Emergency Housing Proclamations
  4. Next Step: Transfer Mauna Kea to OHA Control
  5. A Senate Bill Would Trade Good Friday For 'Reconciliation' As A State Holiday
  6. Year Two after Bribery Arrests: Legislators Pander to Transparency Concerns 50% Less
  7. Calculations find fare covers 3% of rail costs
  8. City, Howard Hughes Headed For Trial After Supreme Court Ruling
  9. New Department of Law Enforcement encounters growing pains, including with its new HQ
  10. Hawaii County slashes maximum payment to buy lava-impacted properties
  11. Student Journalists Still Fighting For Press Freedom In Hawaii
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Sunday, January 28, 2024
January 28, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 PM :: 5289 Views
  1. Audit Exposes Widespread Payroll Cheating at State Hospital
  2. LLC Ownership Secrecy: Oh BOI, More Red Tape for All
  3. Transit: Its growth, decline, and pending demise
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 27, 2024
  5. House Introduces Maui Wildfire Bills
  6. Reasons to be optimistic about the 2024 Legislature
  7. Lawsuit Over Teen Raped by son of HGEA President Settled for $1.25 Million
  8. Next Step: HART Gobbles up TheBus
  9. How much to tax tourists to be debate in Legislature
  10. Temporary campus opening for King Kamehameha III Elementary pushed back
  11. Anxiety Sets In For Family Displaced By Lahaina Fire As Moving Day Looms
  12. Bill would clarify definition of ‘historic property’
  13. More conversions of Downtown Honolulu office buildings on the way
  14. 5 city park facilities closed due to vandalism
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Saturday, January 27, 2024
January 27, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 2620 Views
  1. Yet Another Report on How to Improve Hawaii's Competitiveness
  2. Suspect in chemical attack was bailed out of jail day before
  3. State AG: People’s ‘reticence’ to speak to investigators slowing wildfire probe
  4. Honolulu City Council ‘reprograms’ $39M in federal COVID funds as gift to Unions
  5. Belatti, 13 other Legislators push for more Shrooms
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Friday, January 26, 2024
January 26, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 1330 Views
  1. Christian Club Sues Hawaii Department Of Education After Allegedly Being Barred From School Grounds
  2. Lung Association: Hawai‘i Earns Mixed Grades for Tobacco Control Policies
  3. Hawaii 2nd Smallest Racial Wealth Gap
  4. Hawaii Bill Would Take Steps Against a Central Bank Digital Currency
  5. Hawaii Democrats to Investigate Kim Coco Iwamoto Anti-Vaxxerism?
  6. Justice: Alaska judge will preside over Kaneshiro-Mitsunaga bribery trial after an unexpected recusal
  7. FEMA Chief in Lahaina rebuilding amidst criticisms, price gouging
  8. Mercado Kim Retaliation Bill Against Media
  9. ‘It’s unacceptable to me,’ Mayor Blangiardi speaks on the mistrust the lack of communication from HPD puts on the public
  10. Almost 340 bills are introduced to Hawaii lawmakers by the governor
  11. Dozens express strong opposition to County Council’s short-term rental measure
  12. Is Hawaii Saying Goodbye to Vacation Rentals?
  13. North Shore homeowners blocked from building seawall
  14. Billboards may be allowed in Aloha Stadium district
  15. Hawai‘i Digital Currency Innovation Lab to conclude after four years of research
  16. Hawaii Highest Grocery Bills in USA
  17. Slam The Brakes On Runaway Legal Fees Charged By Condo Boards
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
January 25, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 1542 Views
  1. 'FBI' Chain Letter Scheme Entraps Hawaii Republicans and Libertarians
  2. Sen Karl Rhoads Closing Barn Door after the Trump Escapes?
  3. Enviros: Honolulu is Primed for Carbon Pricing
  4. Video: Massive Waves Rip thru Kwajalein Base
  5. Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
  6. Miske company manager implicates Miske in kidnapping
  7. Judge Backs Out Of Honolulu Corruption Case At Last Minute
  8. City Council approves federal agreement -- votes to build more Honolulu rail with mystery cost
  9. City council approves measure to help struggling businesses along Dillingham rail construction
  10. Help more keiki access school-choice options
  11. Many 'emergency hire' teachers brought in to fight Hawaii's teacher shortage
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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
January 24, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:28 PM :: 2829 Views
  1. Court: Ethics Rules do Apply to OHA Trustees
  2. Miske News: Ikaika Anderson Walks Free After Witness Fails to Appear
  3. Duct tape, robbery and kidnapping in 1st day of trial of Hawaii crime boss Miske
  4. Thousands of Hawaii School Employees To Get Up To 25% In ‘Pandemic Hazard Pay’
  5. Senators Jet Around Globe on Your Dime
  6. Half-Way to $600M failure, DHHL asks for more money
  7. 2016 crash report involving embattled HPD corporal appears to disagree with sworn testimony
  8. Habitual crimes could become felonies in Hawaii
  9. Legislators to Stick Ratepayers with Bill for Hawaiian Electric Fire Liability
  10. Condo Associations: A little power is a dangerous thing
  11. Plan: Create Retirement Centers for Career Homeless
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
January 23, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:12 PM :: 1851 Views
  1. VIDEO: State of the State Address 2024
  2. Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales
  3. Recovery? Maui County Greets New Year with GE Tax Increase
  4. Trial begins for Hawaii businessman accused of murder-for-hire, racketeering
  5. Secret recordings of 3 former city executives reveal “low down, underhanded scheme” 
  6. Miske Trial: 'Master Manipulator' Or 'Self-Made Businessman'?
  7. SHOPO, Honolulu police sergeant settle lawsuit
  8. Insurance Companies Want Their Money Back For Lahaina Fire Claims. They're Going After HECO For It
  9. Maui County To Open A Special Permitting Office To Help Lahaina Rebuild?
  10. Lahaina: 1,367 owners of Maui short-term rental units agree to house fire victims
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Monday, January 22, 2024
January 22, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 1321 Views
  1. Did you Buy a Gun and a Bible? Feds Sift Thru Bank Transactions Looking for 'Domestic Terrorists'
  2. Hawaii Bill Would Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Process, Opt State Out of Federal Program
  3. On the eve of trial, Stancil flips, and Miske requests a new jury
  4. COVID Funding: HGEA, UPW, HSTA Grab for Millions in ‘Hazard Pay’
  5. Legislature in Session: Conspiracy Afoot to Gut Sunshine Law
  6. School Construction $1M per Classroom--with no land cost--or is it $3.5M?
  7. Hawaii DOE leaders are urged to cut funds on obsolete programs
  8. Increasing Fossil Fuel Use via Carbon Tax Greenwashing
  9. Celebratory Mass honors Joseph Dutton as he moves onto next phase of canonization
  10. What will the numbers show? Oʻahu braces for upcoming homeless count
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Sunday, January 21, 2024
January 21, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:58 PM :: 6649 Views
  1. Will Tax Relief be on Agenda for 2024?
  2. Changing ideas is the key to improving Hawaii
  3. Saiki Updates House Committee Assignments
  4. Hawaii Has Been Named the Most Corrupt State in America
  5. David Shapiro: Family ties pay off nicely in Green’s musical chairs
  6. How A Maui Court Mishandled A Divorce Case Involving One Of Its Own
  7. Did Miske get government subsidies for hiring cons?
  8. Is Star-Advertiser Worthless?
  9. Legislature has no plan for Lahaina
  10. New Hawaii Tourist Fees: Creative Hikes Set to Curb Tourism
  11. Danger: Legislators Introduce 1,500 New Bills Before Deadline
  12. Hawaii financial management system in need of upgrade after latest failed tech upgrade
  13. Council Quietly Guts Tsunami Safety
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Saturday, January 20, 2024
January 20, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 PM :: 2324 Views
  1. Hold on to your wallets! The Legislature is back in session
  2. Ways to improve Maui Interim Housing Plan
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 20, 2024
  4. Grubbing for Money: OHA sues over Mauna Kea management authority
  5. Tripler Botches Botches and Botches Again--Kills 31 yr old mom
  6. HART Board Members Question Whether Track Defects Fall Under 'Routine Maintenance'
  7. Industrial businesses on Oahu may have a tough time expanding
  8. Soft on Crime: Man who attacked Honolulu police officer gets verdict downgraded
  9. Program Aims to Put More Dangerous Lunatics on Streets
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Friday, January 19, 2024
January 19, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 PM :: 2481 Views
  1. Hawaii offers a case study on the inadequacies of wind and solar
  2. DLNR Transfers 24,200 Acres to Agriculture Department
  3. HR6062: Congress Considers Amendments to American Samoa Constitution
  4. UH Deal will make Aloha Stadium even less profitable
  5. Kauai County Council member receives ‘credible threat’
  6. Kauai County Councilman Is Put On Leave From State Teaching Job
  7. Kennedy Rallies to Create new Political Party in Hawaii
  8. Federal officials are no-shows at Red Hill community meeting
  9. CNHA is Doing Something: Surprise! It’s Illegal
  10. Bezos promised $100 million after Maui wildfire but no one knows where it’s going
  11. Police: Homeless woman gives birth on sidewalk in downtown Hilo--drags baby around


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Thursday, January 18, 2024
January 18, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 1166 Views
  1. Saiki Opening Day Speech: Don’t let Lahaina property owners rebuild
  2. Time to ask ‘tough questions’ about state energy policy
  3. Legislature Considering Constitutional Amendment to Enact a State Property Tax
  4. Settlement Hearing Set for Hawaii DoE Title IX Class Action Suit 
  5. Friends of Criminal Attempted to Intervene in New Years Day Manhunt--now they sue
  6. Some Hawaii charter schools tops on tests--others not so much
  7. Opening Day: Long Lines thru ‘Security’ at Capitol
  8. ‘A serious matter’: HPD admits to $575K mistake in e-ticketing program, procurement violation
  9. Don’t read too much into plea bargains
  10. Hawaii continues to have one of the lowest age-adjusted firearm fatality rates in the nation
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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
January 17, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 PM :: 3650 Views
  1. Hawaii 9th Worst State to Start a Business
  2. State De-Carbonization Report Debunked
  3. Hawaii fares poorly in ‘economic freedom ranking
  4. Mizuno News: Green Picks Nepotistic Nominee for HD29 Vacancy
  5. U.S. Supreme Court to hear challenge on homelessness ordinance ban
  6. Hold on to your Wallet: Legislature in Session
  7. Maui Renters Face ‘Increasingly Hostile Housing Market’ Thanks to Government Rent Subsidies
  8. Gay Socialist Oahu teacher gets 17-year prison sentence for producing child porn
  9. Log of personnel at Maui EOC on day Lahaina burned offers insight — and raises more questions
  10. 600,000 tons of ash, debris to be hauled from Lahaina
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
January 16, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:51 PM :: 2205 Views
  1. Schatz Blasts Trump’s Dangerous Claim Of Total Impunity, Warns Of Rising Threat Of Authoritarianism In The U.S.
  2. Star-Advertiser Owner Bankrupt--Paper to be transferred to creditors
  3. Kona Airport Runway Cracks Force Shutdown
  4. Hawaii Worst State for Drivers
  5. OHA Backs Off On Its Push To Develop Kakaako Makai, At Least For Now
  6. No body? Not a problem.
  7. New Gun Safety Training Rules May Be Hurting Sales
  8. It Started With A Messy Front Porch. Now This Elderly Woman’s Condo Association May Take Her Home
  9. Hydrogen: 17 vehicles get their own slush fund
  10. Solar Industry Whines About Reduced Subsidies
  11. Homeless to be Illegally Kicked out of Low Income Housing to make way for Hawaiians
  12. Is Honolulu opposing 9th Circuit rulings that invalidated laws against homeless camps?
  13. Feel Good:  Lahaina wildfire debris to be wrapped in plastic before transfer to landfill
  14. HPD officers lose ‘invaluable’ speed enforcement tool
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Monday, January 15, 2024
January 15, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 3839 Views
  1. More Heads Roll at DLNR
  2. Hawaii’s State Mental Hospital Has Long History of ‘Horrifying’ Problems
  3. Oahu public housing projects pretend to advance again 
  4. Hawaii New Car Markups Among Highest in USA
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Sunday, January 14, 2024
January 14, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1452 Views
  1. More Tax Hikes Coming
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation--How they Voted January 13, 2024
  3. Lisa Ginoza and Vladimir Devens Sworn In as Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justices
  4. “Non-criminal form of corruption”
  5. Will  ‘green’ energy bankrupt Hawaiian Electric?
  6. Energy policy makers should get outages first
  7. Miske Trial: Jury selection should be complete on Tuesday
  8. DLNR fines 2 homeowners on Oahu $1M each for shoreline violations
  9. Alameda officially launches campaign to oust Roth
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Saturday, January 13, 2024
January 13, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:38 PM :: 922 Views
  1. Lahaina Building Permit: Corps of Engineers has 75-point test
  2. DPP ‘Solution’ to affordable housing: Raise the Rent
  3. Daughter-in-law of alleged crime boss Mike Miske takes plea deal for racketeering
  4. Oahu emergency rooms overcrowded as demand on West side grows
  5. Hawaii hospitals are full ahead of possible nurses' strike
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Friday, January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:02 PM :: 1398 Views
  1. Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus Sites Published
  2. Company Owned by Civil Beat Publisher Criminally Liable for Terror Campaign Against Media Critics 
  3. Navy still on the hook for negligence claims by military families injured by jet fuel leak
  4. Giant Tesla Battery system comes online, speeding Hawaii's transition to rolling blackouts
  5. Oahu Rolling Blackouts Caused by Coal Plant Closure
  6. House Democrats Outline Priorities for 2024 Session
  7. Honolulu Inflation 3rd Highest in USA
  8. Hawaii: State with the Smallest Credit Score Increase   
  9. Did the alleged “Miske Enterprise” dabble in fireworks?
  10. As Usual, CoR Suddenly finds $500M for Legislature to Spend
  11. Lawsuit Aims To Halt Hawaiian Merger
  12. Lawsuit Alleges Two State Entities Improperly Hired Their Leaders Behind Closed Doors
  13. Hawaii hospitals are full ahead of possible nurses' strike
  14. EPA probe eyes plumbing concerns after Navy confirms diesel in 4 Pearl Harbor homes    
  15. 5 months after Lahaina disaster, state still lacks emergency response plan for wildfires
  16. Blangiardi Admin Pushes Back against Aid for Rail-Impacted Businesses
  17. Homeless Garbage Threatens Makiki With Flooding
  18. Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth to run for reelection
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Thursday, January 11, 2024
January 11, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:08 PM :: 1200 Views
  1. State Senate Democrats Announce Legislative Priorities for 2024
  2. Hawaii: $2.5M needed to retire
  3. No-Bid 8a Contractors Got Millions--but Rains Washed Lahaina Ash into Ocean Anyway 
  4. Depositions Go badly for ‘Sue Big Oil’ Eco-Kiddies
  5. Ewa Rep Martinez Refuses to Make Lead Contamination test Results Public
  6. Kaneshiro Corruption Case Set for Trial Feb 27
  7. Miske Trial Day 3
  8. $100M will be left for Native Hawaiian causes from Kawananakoa Estate
  9. UH 800 bed Dorm vacant for Seven Years, nobody noticed
  10. How big is the latest COVID wave?
  11. Red Hill Registry Being Planned to Study Long-Term Health Effects of Tainted Water on Hawaii Military Community
  12. Settlement talks continue in sex assault case against former Saint Louis School football stars
  13. More details emerge in HCCC overdoses
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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
January 10, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 PM :: 1092 Views
  1. Mizuno News: Dems send Green Nepotistic Nominee for HD29 Vacancy
  2. Rolling Blackout Hits Within Days After Kapolei Battery Farm Goes Online
  3. Americans Moved to Low-Tax States in 2023
  4. Hawaii Isle property tax bill could penalize owners of ohana units
  5. Let’s try a bottom-up approach to more homebuilding
  6. $4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
  7. Lahaina: More kama'aina leaving the islands for better opportunities
  8. Burn zones in Lahaina have reopened, but scores of residents still can’t sift their properties
  9. Burn More Billions: Council panel votes to support Rail to Ala Moana Mall
  10. Amid worrisome surge, Queen’s West sees more ER visits than state’s largest hospital
  11. Proposed new gun permitting process draws passionate testimony on both sides
  12. Trio of Repeat Offenders charged in Oahu Country Club burglary
  13. Navy glitch sends 2 million gallons of sewage into Hawaii waters
  14. Next Tech Debacle will Cost $60M-- Josh Green
  15. Honolulu Nears Settlement In Case Of Man Who Says He Was Wrongfully Jailed For Months
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Tuesday, January 9, 2024
January 9, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 1235 Views
  1. Lack of Solar: Rolling Blackouts for Oahu
  2. $600M: Saiki Announces Act 279 DHHL Working Group
  3. Mizuno News: Dems send Green Three Nominees for HD29 Vacancy
  4. Top Three Slush Fund Surges for Wave of Retirees
  5. Hawaii To Get $250M More In Tax Collections Than Expected   
  6. Miske Trial Day 1
  7. Corrections head: Screenings, x-rays failed to prevent fatal jail overdose
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Monday, January 8, 2024
January 8, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 2394 Views
  1. Housing regulations add up to solid brick wall against homebuilding
  2. The Miske Case: A Few Friends In High Places?
  3. Convention Center Usage Down by 33%
  4. Escape the DoE: Hawai‘i School Choice Week lays out options
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Sunday, January 7, 2024
January 7, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 2050 Views
  1. RNC Tells Hawaii Republicans: No Caucus, No Delegates
  2. Lahaina Senator Slams Housing Plan
  3. Tax Word Find
  4. 30% More Locals to Flee Hawaii in 2024
  5. Sand Island Rehab Recycles Ex-Cons to Work for Miske
  6. The witness list for the Miske trial has grown
  7. Average Penalty on Oahu STRs -- $160K
  8. Kauai Protesters, Eco-Lawyers Kill Green Energy Project
  9. DAGS Bumbling Capitol Security Rollout
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Saturday, January 6, 2024
January 6 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:36 PM :: 1401 Views
  1. As new year dawns, old maritime law still a problem
  2. 2024: A chance to ‘accomplish great things’
  3. OHA Trustees Working Together: From One Year to the Next!
  4. City buys up expensive real estate in Iwilei--43% Profit for Kobayashi
  5. Hawaii Attorney General Writes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
  6. No Nukes: Green Announces $500M “Maui Interim Housing Plan”
  7. Target List: Judge refuses to protect juror identities in trial of Michael Miske
  8. Darwin News: Fatal overdose in Hilo jail possibly linked to Kona couple fentanyl bust  
  9. A new study finds Hawaiʻi has a hit-and-run epidemic
  10. Hawaii named ‘most dangerous state’ for two-wheeled vehicles
  11. The Supreme Court will decide if Donald Trump can be kept off 2024 presidential ballots
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Friday, January 5, 2024
January 5, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 PM :: 2250 Views
  1. ‘Defects’ Have Already Been Found Along Honolulu Skyline’s Tracks
  2. Connected Developers Cash in While Others Are Blocked
  3. HART Lawyers Feast: $23.3M Legal Fees in $200M Dispute over 2 Acres in Kakaako
  4. Maui short-term rental owners say they need answers on looming moratorium
  5. How to pay for make-work programs called ‘climate change mitigation’? Green proposes another tax hike
  6. HPD corporal’s 2016 DUI case faces new scrutiny amid questions about how recent crash was handled
  7. More Unionized Public Employees! Yippieeee --  Labor board says UH graduate assistants have right to collectively bargain
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Thursday, January 4, 2024
January 4, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 2742 Views
  1. Trump to be Removed from Hawaii Republican Ballot--or vice versa
  2. Lahaina: Who they’re Getting Rid Of
  3. Female Strip Search News: Crooked Jail Guards and Airport Employees Team up to Steal State Vehicles
  4. Bissen Campaign Worker Awarded $150,000 Contract For Maui County Recruitment
  5. The task force has five containers with illegal fireworks in its possession as evidence, Lowe said no arrests have been made yet.
  6. Column: To improve schools, expand DOE system that works
  7. Rail construction is slowly killing these businesses. Relief has been slow to come
  8. Judge rejects injunction in ACLU case against Oahu homeless sweeps
  9. In alarming trend, Hawaii saw multiple overdose deaths in 2023 involving horse tranquilizer
  10. Hawaii GOP’s disputes linger into next legislative session
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Wednesday, January 3, 2024
January 3, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1112 Views
  1. Saiki Updates House Committee Assignments
  2. House Finance Announces Hearing Schedule
  3. While Locals Flee, Useless Hawaii Make-Work Projects Will Require Workers From The Mainland
  4. Housing panel makes first development decision
  5. HPD Car-Chase Cut-off Rules Make Chases More Dangerous, not less
  6. Soft on Crime: Gunman killed by Honolulu police was free on bail
  7. Big Island Woman Killed Despite A Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend
  8. UH president won’t say if he was drinking before crash
  9. Gender-neutral terms, not ‘mom’ or ‘dad’
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
January 2, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:26 PM :: 1430 Views
  1. Trump to be Removed from Hawaii Republican Ballot--or vice versa
  2. New information suggests link between Miske group and a North Shore drug gang
  3. “We are considering moving to Mexico,” Government proposals worry Maui short-term rental owners
  4. Horse Tour Operator Being Fined to Death
  5. Tourist Count Up but tourist income in real terms hasn’t grown in the past 30 years
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Monday, January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 874 Views
  1. FBI Illegal Disruption of Hawaii Republicans?
  2. Maui Economy will get Worse in 2024 
  3. Ige Admin Tries to Destroy Digital Records of Governorship
  4. Hawaii DOE Faces Roadblocks, Delays In Spending $2 Billion For School Facilities
  5. Mental hospitals warehoused the sick. Congress wants to let them try again.
  6. Hawaii Prisons Need More Thorough Internal Investigations, Commission Says
  7. State of Hawaii Moves Closer to Disposing of Historic Sailing Tanker
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Sunday, December 31, 2023
December 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 1101 Views
  1. Restaurants Getting Cooked
  2. Bissen Picks New Administrator for Maui Emergency Management Agency
  3. It might be called Hawaiian, but it isn’t Hawaii-owned
  4. VIDEO: Tulsi Gabbard Slams Maine’s ‘Dangerous’ Removal of Trump from Ballot
  5. Plea Deal By Miske’s Ex-Business Partner Leaves Only 3 Defendants In Upcoming Trial
  6. Customers could feel impacts of minimum wage increase
  7. 100% renewable for Oahu is bad law
  8. Here’s The Forecast For Legislative Reform in ’24
  9. Hawaii’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 2,100 in 2023
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Saturday, December 30, 2023
December 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 1017 Views
  1. Keeping Honolulu Jammed: 2023 Complete Streets Progress Report
  2. Pinata: Legislature opens GIA application processes
  3. Mobile Homes for Lahaina?  “We could have them set up within 48 hours”
  4. Law enforcement makes third big bust of illegal fireworks in two weeks
  5. Tentative Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting By Honolulu Police
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Friday, December 29, 2023
December 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 1212 Views
  1. HPD: No Gun Permits for Next 40 Days
  2. Minimum wage jumps to $14 January 1st
  3. DBEDT: Tourist Count Up--Spending Down
  4. Task Force makes another large seizure of illegal fireworks
  5. No Water-No Build: Kaleo Manuel finally figures out he is ‘an obstacle’
  6. Climate Change not cause of Lahaina Fire
  7. Maui Arrival Requirements Revealed for Visitors In 2024
  8. Attorney Michael Green sued for alleged sexual harassment
  9. 5 years and 13 delays: Mother of infant who died in babysitter’s care desperately awaits trial’s start
  10. 4 Oahu Inmates Face Manslaughter Charge In Fellow Prisoner's Death
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