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Friday, November 10, 2023
November 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:51 PM :: 1445 Views
  1. Musical Chairs: Green Appoints HD10 Rep Hashimoto to Senate Dist 5 Maui
  2. Trap & skeet ranges at Koko Head Shooting Complex reopening this weekend
  3. Mililani Fire Video: Native Trees Burn, Albizia Survives
  4. Hawaii Anti-Vaxxers Jump to Whopping 6.4% of Population
  5. HPD probe launched into handling of officer-involved crash that left motorcyclist injured
  6. Upcountry Maui Still Waiting for 8a Corporations to Get their fill at the trough
  7. ‘The era of complacency is over’: Wildfire planning agency swamped by requests for help
  8. Search For Lahaina’s Missing Spurs Creation Of Cold Case Unit
  9. The Power Was Out Before The Fires Started. Then Hawaiian Electric Flipped The Switch
  10. First active-duty troops file federal lawsuit over fuel-tainted tap water in Hawaii
  11. Latest Anti-Telescope Trick: Maunakea eyed for registers of historic places
  12. Honolulu Gay Bar Steps Up Dispute With Liquor Commission
  13. Trump hotel rebranding to become Wakea Waikiki Beach
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Thursday, November 9, 2023
November 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 3515 Views
  1. Lahaina Fires: HECO Drops $75M to Buy Off Plaintiffs
  2. 2023 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, December 2nd
  3. DOBOR Proposes Paid Parking at Ala Wai (again)
  4. Inverse Condemnation and Hawaii's Wildfires
  5. 17 State Coalition Against Unconstitutional Hawaii Firearm Carry Ban
  6. Schatz: ‘A Lot Of People Are Going To Be Forced To Leave Maui’
  7. Disaster hits Puna: "What was once the most affordable housing in the state is no longer"
  8. Waikiki News: Child Molesting Pimp Sliced Open by Sword -- could have been in a nice safe jail, but, tragically, his bail was reduced
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
November 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 1534 Views
  1. Hawaii Largest Household Debt Increase in USA
  2. Lahaina Fires: House Working Groups recommend disaster response changes
  3. 'There's no healing': Thousands of families beg for action on housing 3 months after Maui wildfires
  4. ‘Everything’s on fire’: Review of body cam footage raises new questions about county’s Lahaina response
  5. Green: Fire Compensation Fund Designed to Starve Lawyers of Plaintiffs
  6. Rail Fail: Stalled train shuts down half of route
  7. Embattled Thirty Meter Telescope project faces another hurdle amid permit debate
  8. “People kept getting charged with crimes, but there were no trials”
  9. Covid Funds Help Hawaii Schools Pretend to Tackle Absenteeism. What Happens When Those Are Gone?
  10. Judge rules against two motions to suppress evidence in Miske case
  11. Former Mililani HS athletic director gets probation for embezzlement; parents say he got off easy
  12. Maui Realtor's Fire Relief Fundraiser Under Audit From AG's Office
  13. Hawaiian Home Lands Seeks $6M To Test For Geothermal Power
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
November 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 3552 Views
  1. Homeowner Politics and Housing Supply
  2. USACE awards $53 million contract to Pono Aina Management for temporary elementary school construction
  3. Insurance Division: Nearly $700M Paid on Maui Wildfire Claims
  4. Democratic Party Selects Three Names to Send to Governor Green for Senate District 5 Vacancy
  5. Special prosecutor back in Hawaii -- Which politician will he arrest next?
  6. Mafia News: Sabrina Grace Claims She Was Robbed at Gunpoint in Gameroom
  7. Lahaina: Damage to Water System will be Excuse to Block Rebuilding
  8. Maui County Plans to Hire 3 Law Firms to Defend Itself In Fire Lawsuits
  9. Online scammers target EBT recipients causing them to lose hundreds of dollars in food stamps
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Monday, November 6, 2023
November 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:41 PM :: 1236 Views
  1. Zoom-ing in on Better Healthcare
  2. Guam activists urge Ninth Circuit to revive environmental claims against Air Force
  3. “Where do you think all of these people are going to go?”
  4. EPA begins work on burned commercial properties in Lahaina
  5. Honolulu Police Department is finally releasing officer misconduct records
  6. Honolulu Planning Commission to decide another two-year extension for Waimanalo Gulch
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Sunday, November 5, 2023
November 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 2713 Views
  1. Lahaina: How Property Rights are Chipped Down to Zero
  2. Lahaina Plan Working as Intended: “18% would rather move to the continent”
  3. EPA challenge: Removal of EV, solar wall batteries in Lahaina
  4. State computer upgrades cause us digital migraines
  5. Despite political surnames, it’s results that counts
  6. Relax rules on ‘cottage food’ entrepreneurs
  7. Red-light cameras still generating tickets
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Saturday, November 4, 2023
November 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 3014 Views
  1. Restoring Lahaina’s Economy: Time is of the Essence
  2. Oahu Judicial Vacancy -- First Circuit Court
  3. DoH Hosts Healthy Hawaiʻi Strategic Plan 2030 Summit
  4. Public Input Sought for City’s First Climate Adaptation Strategy
  5. HECO Finally gets Around to Announcing Wildfire Safety Strategy
  6. Ernie Martin bribed by North Shore Developer’s Lawfirm?
  7. Moving to mainland: “To actually work to live instead of living to work is amazing"
  8. Many Lahaina homeowners lack adequate insurance coverage to rebuild
  9. The Deadly Maui Inferno, hour by hour
  10. Guam and Hawaii are in strike range of Pacific Su-57 Squadron
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Friday, November 3, 2023
November 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 PM :: 2964 Views
  1. Carpenters Union Wages War Against Affordable Modular Housing on Kauai
  2. Court Blocks Parts of Honolulu ‘Sensitive Places’ Gun Law
  3. DoE: Chronic Absenteeism 30%--achievement still lags pre-COVID numbers
  4. OHA Trustees Select New CEO
  5. MPD released 20 hours of video. Only 6 minutes show key roadblocks.
  6. Nepo babies cry out as Anti-Nepotism Law Kicks in:
  7. PUC HECO Coverup: “Its just a matter of timing”
  8. TMT work progresses: Project awaiting ‘necessary steps’ from the feds
  9. Sen Brenton Awa will push to license Bumpy’s medical cannabis farm after federal raid
  10. Brutal sword attack leads to lawsuit against Waikiki 7-11
  11. Soft on Crime: Ocean View man, charged with attempted murder, granted supervised release
  12. 3,000 Homeless Youth--100% Mentally ill or Drug Addicts
  13. ACLU Plan: Flood Lahaina Burn Zone with Homeless Drug Addicts
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Thursday, November 2, 2023
November 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:40 PM :: 3401 Views
  1. Hawaii attorney general opposes opt-out option from LGBTQ+ books for 2nd graders
  2. Lahaina Fires: House Working Groups Release Draft Reports
  3. HIEMA Rewrites 'Hazard Mitigation Plan'
  4. Maui Fires: Three bills offer property tax relief
  5. Self-certification has good track record in other cities | Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
  6. SD5 Election Set to Replace Gil Keith-Aragan
  7. State Supreme Court Justice: ‘Big Oil’ Climate Change Trial is about ‘White Men’, Misogyny, Racism  
  8. Venue Shopping: Why Hawaii became a hotbed of legal activism to target ‘Big Oil’
  9. Maui County to Ban Single Family Homes?
  10. Lahaina Fire communication failures appear to have been due to an apparent lack of listening in on dispatchers
  11. Lahaina Fires: Anti-PLDC Protester because part of the Establishment
  12. Rail Runs from Arid Field to Shuttered Stadium
  13. Hawaiian Tel Replaces HECO on Honolulu Police Commission
  14. Prosecutors detail evidence ahead of trial for 4 HPD officers accused of causing near-fatal crash
  15. Maui Affordable Rentals: $3464/mo 
  16. As Maui reopens, Hawaii's leading banks brace for post-fire challenges
  17. Airline Pilot News: Hawaii looking at expanding psychedelic therapies
  18. Soft on Crime: Judge Vacates Life Sentence for N Shore Murderer
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Wednesday, November 1, 2023
November 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 1186 Views
  1. Maui emergency response officials ignored advice, turned down state help in early hours of disaster
  2. Maui fire survivors beg officials to help them secure long-term housing
  3. Test Scores Show Slow Progress For Hawaii Students
  4. HOOSER: Yes, in my backyard!
  5. Molokai Loses Food Stamp Waiver -  Unemployment Drops Sharply
  6. Kalaeloa Home Lands Solar Terminated by HECO
  7. Jewish temple in Nuuanu beefs up security
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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
October 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 1458 Views
  1. Three Months later, Red Cross Still Housing 6,700 from Lahaina Fires
  2. Star-Adv Endorses Decision to Deny Lahaina Firefighting Water, Plan for ‘Venice of the Pacific’ Tourist Attraction
  3. HECO Secret Accounting for Lahaina Fires
  4. Hawaii Halts Work On Another Computer System Upgrade
  5. Offshore wind developer purchases land for Hawaii project
  6. Marijuana farm owner says his raided greenhouses supplied 1,000 pot heads
  7. Funding denied to program that helps with transition Hawaii inmates back into community
  8. Homeless Dude Beats Up Elderly Security Guard
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Monday, October 30, 2023
October 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 1215 Views
  1. Kula residents wonder when they can rebuild
  2. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency Struggles To Fill Many Key Jobs
  3. Late state Sen. Sam Slom to be celebrated at Capitol
  4. Waikiki climate change study underway, city says
  5. Hawaii Ethics Commission Steps Up Training Of Government Employees
  6. Weʻll soon have a more comprehensive understanding of the victims of crime, including hate crimes, in Hawaii.
  7. Cesspool Conversions: Honolulu Seeks To Connect More Homes To Main Sewer System
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Sunday, October 29, 2023
October 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 5132 Views
  1. Hawaii Democrats Dump Chairman: ILWU Takes Over
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 28, 2023
  3. How monster homes came to be: A Halloween Story
  4. Rep Elle Cochran Accused of Stealing Lahaina Fire Donations?
  5. Punk Rocker Ken Inouye to Challenge La Chica for Mililani HD 37
  6. When The Hawaii Legislature First Decided Public Access Was Important
  7. Phonics making a Comeback at DoE Schools
  8. Hawaii public school executives’ maximum salaries raised to $192K to $206K
  9. New concerns rise over unemployment benefits investigation, resident said he owes more than $4,000
  10. County delays Waikoloa siren installation
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Saturday, October 28, 2023
October 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 1380 Views
  1. Gays, CNHA, ACLU Push Amendment to Hawaii State Constitution
  2. Sterile Mosquitoes Released on Kauai
  3. State settles sex discrimination case with Campbell female athletes
  4. Kula residents getting water meters back 
  5. Usual Suspects Still Calling for Coco Palms to Remain Ruined
  6. Former Big Island assistant police chief 'not in right mind' -- still in jail

 

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Friday, October 27, 2023
October 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 1933 Views
  1. Respect property rights, remove red tape for Lahaina rebuild
  2. Quick Supreme Court Action Allows Kalima Settlement to be Paid
  3. DLNR Transferring 99 Parcels to Agriculture Department
  4. Grassroot testifies before county councils on housing, property tax relief, permitting
  5. Adaptability is key to solving Hawaii’s housing crisis
  6. Senate Judiciary Advances Biden's Hawaii Judicial Nominees 
  7. Waipahu Resident Charged with COVID Fraud, Tax Evasion
  8. Rail: The Grift that Just Keeps Grifting
  9. HART Directors Still Claiming $580M Surplus, LOL!
  10. Feds: HPD Officer was Child Molesting Pimp
  11. Lending Rules too Tight: $600K ‘Affordable’ High Rise Apartments Aren’t Selling
  12. EPA Says 85% Of Lahaina Burn Area Has Been Cleaned Up    
  13. ‘It was a failure’: Member of wildfire advisory team says Maui can’t miss key lessons again
  14. Hawaii Sluggishness Worsens Disasters
  15. Most Hawaii Wildfires Are Started By People, But Arson Cases Are Rarely Solved
  16. Red Hill class action lawsuit tops 7,000 plaintiffs
  17. Oahu's electric bus fleet grounded indefinitely due to charging issue
  18. Public Utilities Commission is Reviewing Ritte’s Proposed Molokai Shared Solar Project
  19. Land Board to consider 19-acre site as landfill for Lahaina wildfire debris
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Thursday, October 26, 2023
October 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:31 PM :: 2522 Views
  1. Hawaii Budget Director's Conflict Of Interest: He Owns HECO Stock
  2. Hawaii Insiders in DC Looking for More Money
  3. New Maui fire relief program draws high interest
  4. Bumpy Kanahele’s giant marijuana farm raided, thousands of plants seized
  5. Homeless Threaten Makiki With Flooding
  6. Mystery lingers in Ireland case
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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
October 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 3186 Views
  1. Hawaii AG Joins Nationwide Suit Against Facebook
  2. Legislature Accepting Applications for 2024 Session
  3. UHERO: Reduce fire risk with regulation, restoration of fallow ag lands
  4. Hawaii Among Worst: 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index
  5. ​Consumer challenges Hawaiian Tropic’s ‘Reef Friendly’ sunscreen label
  6. Slavery Poisons Solar Industry’s Supply Chains
  7. Hawaii Bribery Scandal Casts a Shadow Over Lahaina’s Ruins
  8. Environmentalists drop lawsuit after Green amends housing order
  9. Maui Report On 2018 Lahaina Fire Whitewashed Issues That Reappeared Five Years Later
  10. 2 years ago, Maui County-funded commission sounded the alarm about wildfire risks
  11. Commission on Water Resource Management’s first meeting with reinstated director
  12. Maui dispatcher shares what it was like on the other side of cries for help during August fires
  13. Oprah And Dwayne Johnson’s Relief Fund Has Paid Out $19 Million
  14. Hawaii County officials could be next to receive pay raises
  15. DHHL proposes 10 legislative measures to reduce its housing waitlist.
  16. Navy, Hawaii officials look into uptick in complaints about fuel-tainted water
  17. Family-owned store in Waipahu offering healthy options to the community
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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
October 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 2457 Views
  1. ‘Lawyers Scrubbing Secret 2018 Fire Report’ -- Maui County Cannot Declare Bankruptcy
  2. Maui Hotel Association Knew More About Lahaina Fire Than Emergency Officials
  3. Congress pushes HECO, PUC for more answers on Maui fire
  4. Experts: Wildfire recovery could take a decade, cost more than Maui County’s entire budget
  5. Bissen moves up timeline for phased reopening of West Maui to visitors
  6. Maui voters impacted by fires urged to check their voter registration
  7. Waikiki hoteliers, industry resist sea level legislation
  8. Dana Ireland Murder Case: 2nd Man Is Exonerated
  9. Former assistant police chief arrested in Kona
  10. Land board blocks effort to move sand from quarry to Waikiki
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Monday, October 23, 2023
October 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 4676 Views
  1. Hawaii Director of Housing Stands on Street Corner Spreading Lies About Israel 
  2. CNHA Cash: Plan to Push Lahaina Survivors out of Hotels
  3. “A very different population to move into the Lahaina area”
  4. CNHA $19M and another $25M for ‘Cultural Monitors’ to oversee CNHA $54.5M Lahaina Cleanup 
  5. Lahaina: Many Students have not returned to school 
  6. HPD Sgt Gives Recidivist Violent Drunk Driver a Free Pass
  7. Oahu Gun Buyback event raises concerns in the community
  8. Cyber Terrorism: Hu Honua goes Nuclear -- is Seeking a Come-Back
  9. Film studio measure gets city, state support
  10. Is The Condominium Model Of Housing Crumbling?
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Sunday, October 22, 2023
October 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 1369 Views
  1. PR comes before policy with Honolulu’s rail board
  2. Calm campaign field here bodes ill for 2024 election
  3. Affordable Housing is a Joke: 20 Years to Groundbreaking
  4. Will Lahaina Fire Suits Force landowners to Start Clearing Dry Brush Statewide?
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Saturday, October 21, 2023
October 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 1876 Views
  1. ‘Huge Red Flag’ Debris cleanup phase begins in Kula, Olinda after company raided by FBI lands $52.5M contract
  2. Again With This? HART Claims Feds to Resume Rail Funding Soon
  3. Maui Fire Chief Details Lahaina Fire Timeline
  4. Empty Talk: Many housing options being ‘considered’ for Maui evacuees
  5. Maui service providers sound the alarm as calls to domestic violence hotline spike
  6. Hawai‘i Has the Longest Life Expectancy in the Nation, But Not for Everyone    
  7. What happens when a Game Room is Evicted?
  8. Hawaii Developers Settle Lawsuit Over Lack Of Accessibility Features
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Friday, October 20, 2023
October 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 1722 Views
  1. “Sneaky Bulls***” Billions at Stake as Public Utilities Commission Opens Fire Inquiry
  2. Water meter charges to Double under BWS Plan
  3. One Real, Three Fake: 4 possible Oahu landfill sites under scrutiny, city official says
  4. PUC Approves Big Maui Solar Farm with Panels Made by Muslim Slaves
  5. Miske Co-Defendants who pleaded guilty this week will not have to testify
  6. Expert: State’s delay in activating emergency hub for wildfire likely hindered response
  7. More Than A Quarter Of Lahaina Students Are Attending New Schools
  8. Long-stalled TMT project gets new NSF funding
  9. Blocked by NIMBYs, North Shore Landowner Angles for Eminent Domain Buyout
  10. Suspect in firearms arrest that caused school lockdown was free pending trial for auto theft
  11. A gun buyback is coming to Honolulu for the first time in decades
  12. Homeless Drug Addicts Robbing Grave in Moiliili
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Thursday, October 19, 2023
October 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:51 PM :: 3454 Views
  1. Property Tax Relief for Maui Fire Victims
  2. Honolulu recognized amongst Greenest Cities in America
  3. 100s Still Without Power Outside Lahaina Burn Zone
  4. Maui County Secret 2018 wildfire report -- “you can’t say anything about it to anybody”
  5. Dela Cruz News: Nonprofit Exec takes two jobs, rakes in $1M/year
  6. Lahaina Debris Becomes Excuse for Maui to create new landfill
  7. Hawaii Muslims Spread Lies About Israel 
  8. Four HPD officers arrested in two weeks for family abuse
  9. Appeals court vacates unlawful imprisonment of a minor conviction
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Wednesday, October 18, 2023
October 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:59 PM :: 2069 Views
  1. Debris removal: Corps of Engineers Contractors Purposefully Damage 100s of Properties to Make More Money
  2. Sheriff's Top Training Officer Pleads Guilty
  3. New State Fund For Maui Fire Victims Is Designed as Lawsuit Settlement for KSBE, HECO, Maui County?
  4. Bribery shows up in Data: Some Honolulu Monster House Permits Sailed Through Despite Long Waits For Others
  5. How much of proposed water rate hike is driven by Red Hill?
  6. State Resorts To Absurd Excuses To Stonewall In Infamous Child Abuse Case
  7. Attorney General’s Legal Trickery gums up distribution of historic Hawaiian Homelands waitlist settlement
  8. US negotiator signs new deal with strategic Marshall Islands
  9. Another two defendants expected to flip against Miske
  10. Violent crime may be down overall but homicides are up according to FBI data
  11. Hawaii Hydrogen Future -- Billion Dollar greenwashing scam
  12. Honolulu planners consider extension for landfill site selection
  13. Clean Waste ‘Disneyland’ ‘Promises the Moon’--and Hawaii County Council Dumb Enough to believe it
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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
October 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:17 PM :: 1982 Views
  1. Lahaina: Corps of Engineers Fake 'Toxic' Cleanup Money Spinner for CNHA, 8a Companies
  2. Political Connections Pay Off: USACE awards $52.5 million site assessment, debris removal contract to Dawson Solutions
  3. Lahaina Slush Fund: USACE awards $19 million 'cultural monitoring' contract
  4. Kula Fire: DoH Arsenic Scare Tactics
  5. Eight Hawaii Birds Declared Extinct
  6. Red Hill defueling underway
  7. County of Maui identifying vehicles damaged or destroyed in wildfires
  8. Hawaii’s Successful Catalytic Converter Theft Law Offers A National Model For Consumer Protection
  9. Housing shuffle designed to vex Lahaina fire evacuees until they move to Mainland
  10. Homeowners' association sues to stop tiny home builder in Lahaina
  11. UH president should condemn Hamas
  12. Did construction start at TMT site? Land board to mull the question next month
  13. Newly-unearthed letter from Akaka offers evidence of Red Hill leaks 2 decades ago
  14. Resignations After Four-Hour Democratic State Committee Meeting 
  15. Waihee: Hawaii Needs ‘Vibrant Opposition Party’
  16. More Hawaii Schools Qualify For Free Meal Programs But The State May Not Participate
  17. HECO Seeking $2M From HART For Work Done On Canceled Substation
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Monday, October 16, 2023
October 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 1479 Views
  1. PUC needs definitive cause of Maui fire before HECO cover-up can begin
  2. Uncertainty And Delays Are Too Much For Some Lahaina Businesses. They’re Calling It Quits
  3. Lahaina: ‘Toxic’ Hysteria will keep some kids out of school
  4. DoH: Kula Ash full of Arsenic
  5. Lahaina fire evacuees being evicted from temporary shelters
  6. Modular-home village being built for 85 displaced Lahaina residents  -- cost $235K per unit
  7. Homeless Meth-Heads Are Stealing Parts Off Hawaii’s Emergency Sirens
  8. Island hopping: A new cannabis wholesale route in Hawaii
  9. Hydrogen Hub? Hawaii County is Re-Zoning for Hu Honua Bioenergy
  10. Good News: Hawaii’s bid to be hydrogen hub falls short
  11. Hawaii Needs To Talk About How ‘Conservatism’ Has Become Toxic
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Sunday, October 15, 2023
October 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:00 PM :: 2411 Views
  1. Fire? Red Tape Delays Invasive Grass Control for 15 Years--And Counting
  2. Hawaiian Electric’s wildfire mitigation plan: slow slower slowest
  3. Green Makes Social Media Latest Excuse for Hawaii Government Failures
  4. Geothermal Schemes target DHHL: Mililani Trask, and convicted felon Roberta Cabral back at it again 
  5. Labor Department: “Time’s up”
  6. On Oahu’s North Shore, big fines are proposed for illegal erosion control measures
  7. Hawaii's Lawmakers to Reconvene in January
  8. UH Manoa: Usual Gaggle of Jew-Haters do the usual stuff
  9. COVID News: With no Tourists to rob, Meth-heads stole Local Cars
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Saturday, October 14, 2023
October 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:32 PM :: 1198 Views
  1. Maui Emergency Sirens 'can be inoperable for extended periods'
  2. EPA: No 'Toxins' in Lahaina Air
  3. City now accepting Grants in Aid Applications
  4. EA Finalized for Kauai Mosquito Eradication Program
  5. Missile Defense Agency to Terminate Preparation of EIS for Homeland Defense Radar - Hawaii
  6. MPD-FBI list of missing from Lahaina fire drops to 7 people
  7. Operations to remove fuel at Red Hill begin Monday
  8. EPA crews being applying soil stabilizer to properties, fire debris in Lahaina
  9. ‘Red tape’ likely delayed Honolulu police efforts to assist Maui after wildfires
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Friday, October 13, 2023
October 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 1661 Views
  1. Maui: Water Meters Taken from Fire Victims
  2. How Could Officials Not Have Known?  911 calls from deadly Lahaina wildfire show residents' terror and panic
  3. How Will The Maui Strong Fund Be Spent?
  4. Public Utilities Commission Seeks to Understand HECO`s Plans
  5. OSHA demands answers on alleged hazards at Red Hill days before defueling set to begin
  6. After Lahaina, Makakilo Residents Press Harder For Another Exit Off Their Hill
  7. Hilo Hospital opens bum flop for homeless discharged patients
  8. Catalytic converter theft drops dramatically with new law
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Thursday, October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 1426 Views
  1. Only 25% of Fire-Related Unemployment Claims Approved, DLIR Blames ‘Rampant Fraud’
  2. Lahaina fire Survivors Most Common reason for being evicted from Hotels--Cooking Indoors with Kerosene
  3. Misperceptions, different occupancies hurting Maui hotel workers
  4. Lahaina Teachers Have To ‘Start From Scratch’ As Schools Prepare To Reopen
  5. Maui Council Can Legally Force MECO to Insulate Power Lines
  6. Blangiardi Builds His War Chest
  7. Rail Changes Planned For Kakaako Mean Fewer Trees, More Buses
  8. Council to pick Office of Council Services director in Secret
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
October 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 3563 Views
  1. Hawaii Among Five Worst 'Sinkhole States'
  2. DoH Approves Red Hill Defueling Plan
  3. Mafia News: Andy Winer Law Partner ‘a lock’ on Supreme Court Nomination
  4. 54.5% rate hike proposed: Honolulu water bills going up
  5. Two Months later: Maui County still won't say who was in charge during Lahaina fire
  6. Some Maui emergency sirens didn’t sound during the Oct. 2 test--‘repairs can take months’
  7. A studio for $3,000 a month? Skyrocketing Maui rents leave wildfire evacuees alarmed
  8. DOBOR ‘too busy’ to help Lahaina tour, charter fishing operators get back to work
  9. Hawaii County Decides to Hassle Street Vendors
  10. Hawaii`s Little Know But Powerful Greenhouse Gas Law
  11. Those Extra Federal Dollars Are Going Under Your Wheels
  12. Another Day in the DoE: Former Konawaena MS teacher pleads no contest to sex assault
  13. Soft on Crime: 129 Time Loser gets Plea Deal
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
October 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:47 PM :: 1864 Views
  1. 9,000 Apply for Aid but Oprah and Rock Still Apologizing for $10M Lahaina Relief Effort
  2. FEMA assistance exceeds $177.76 million
  3. Non-profits provide housing for displaced Maui residents
  4. Beyond the banyan tree, arborists work to preserve Lāhainā's overlooked ʻulu groves
  5. Film studios bill passes first reading in Council
  6. Extreme Gut and Replace Returns to Hawai`i State Legislature
  7. Shrapnel News: Hauula Hurricane Shelter Designed with Big Glass Walls
  8. This Waianae Condo Development Has Lost Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Embezzlement
  9. Big Island: One Psychiatrist to Treat 500 Homeless Lunatics
  10. Homeless Thugs Shake Down Retailers
  11. State flooded with complaints about out-of-state attorneys soliciting Maui wildfire survivors
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Monday, October 9, 2023
October 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 1241 Views
  1. Real Household Income In Hawaii Dropped Significantly In Last 3 Years
  2. No Riots as West Maui phased tourism reopening is off to quiet start
  3. Hawaii Refuses Off-the-Shelf Software Solutions--Still Pretending To Modernize 50-Year-Old Computer And Financial Data System
  4. HPD investigating after Planned Parenthood protester is shot with airsoft gun
  5. Federal Oversight of Waimanalo Gulch Ends
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Monday, October 9, 2023
Letters to the Editor October, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:53 AM :: 2381 Views
  • Phantom water management area blocks affordable housing
  • Pohoiki: Zendo Drops a Bombshell
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Sunday, October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:28 PM :: 2400 Views
  1. Lahaina Protests are a dispute over tourism marketing strategies
  2. Will ‘Fragile’ MMA Fighters Disrupt Lahaina Tourism Reopening?
  3. Show of Old Boy Power: ‘Green Should Move State Capitol to Lahaina’
  4. Five Hotels and Eight Timeshares Reopening in Lahaina Area
  5. HECO and PUC: Hand in Glove
  6. Alm: Legalizing marijuana will end Japanese Tourism
  7. Hawaii Has A Long History Of High School Football Violence
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Saturday, October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 PM :: 2786 Views
  1. Luxury Beliefs and Radical Chic: Maui Council votes 7-2 to urge governor to reinstate former official who denied water for firefighting
  2. Lahaina Fire: What does it take to get 60 Homeless to Accept Shelter?
  3. Hawaii jump in fentanyl-related deaths
  4. Bought and Paid for by Big Tobacco: Two Honolulu Council members push anti-vaping Bill 46
  5. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii asks businesses for feedback on regulations
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Friday, October 6, 2023
October 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 1824 Views
  1. Saving HECO: Two Supreme Court Appointments and One Senator Coming Soon
  2. Saving HECO: State Investigation Into Maui Fires Has Been Quietly Moving Along. Now It’s Going Public
  3. Hawaiian Electric’s CEO Told Congress It Had a Wildfire Plan. That Was News to Regulators.
  4. Lahaina Homeowners can bypass Government Fire debris removal
  5. Lahaina Schools Spread ‘Toxic’ Paranoia
  6. The Maui Fires Have Put A $31 Million Hole In This Year’s County Budget
  7. Minimal tourists expected for West Maui reopening
  8. Ellison: Hawaiian Drove Island Air into Bankruptcy 
  9. The process of selecting a jury in the Miske case is already underway
  10. Former Punahou coach facing new charges after more alleged victims come forward
  11. Hawaii Community Correctional Center way over capacity
  12. Former MPD assistant chief: Agency didn’t follow its own ‘all hazard’ plan in Lahaina disaster
  13. In wake of Lahaina disaster, state pledging to beef up fire prevention efforts
  14. Hawaii’s Ag Corp. Is Putting Up Remainder Of Its Land For Lease
  15. Millions of Mosquitoes Will Rain Down on Hawaii to Save an Iconic Bird
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Thursday, October 5, 2023
October 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 1321 Views
  1. Maui County Council to consider resolution urging Governor to reinstate Kaleo Manuel in Water Resource Management role
  2. State mental health experts worry exchanges could trigger altercations when tourism returns
  3. Lahaina: Here’s How We Could Hype up Phony ‘Toxins’ Scare to Make More Homeowners Embrace and Celebrate Eminent Domain
  4. Hawaiian Electric’s insurance would cover a fraction of Maui fire claims
  5. Hawaii’s Next Federal Judge is married to Matson Lobbyist
  6. Restricted Parking Zone Bill Passes Honolulu Council, But There Are Catches
  7. Kamalani Academy Charter School Still Faces An Uncertain Future
  8. Another Day in the DoE: Overwhelmed by Distressed Chronics
  9. BoE Approves the Usual Big Budget Ask for Legislative Session
  10. Lahaina Catch-22: DOBOR Edition
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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
October 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 2314 Views
  1. Governor: People threatening him are calling his personal cell, targeting his kids (again)
  2. Governor's absence fuels anger at West Maui anti-tourism rally
  3. The story of a young man who fell through the cracks of FEMA’s benefits system
  4. Turning Lahaina into Wailea: Office of Recovery outlines key focus areas in wake of fire
  5. Castle, Waianae homecoming football game canceled out of safety concerns
  6. Former Kauai County council candidate in legal trouble
  7. Bums Cleared from Big island Beach Park After threatening beachgoers
  8. Hawai'i Prison Medical Record System Issues Could Cause A Deceased Inmate's Lawsuit to be Dropped
  9. How Bureaucrats Strangled Lahaina Bike Route That Could have been Evacuation Road
  10. Confidential Information Hinders Public Inquiry on Maui Fires
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
October 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 1247 Views
  1. Lahaina Tourism return may bring ‘explosion of anger’
  2. Weasel Words: County ‘looks to’ speed up Lahaina reentry process
  3. Maui Fires: PUC Finally Gets Around to Considering Plan to ‘Harden’ Power Lines
  4. Lack Of Money And Staff Is Hindering Wildfire Code Enforcement In Hawaii
  5. Occupancy for Hawaii vacation rentals dropped to 54% in August
  6. Game Rooms Average 5 Years Between fake raids--City Council to mull anti-gaming room measure
  7. $13K Junket: City Council Members Are South Korea Bound
  8. “Data comparisons between 2020 Census and 2010 Census detailed race data should be made with caution”
  9. Military’s plan to stop using fresh drinking water on Oahu golf course halted by DOH
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Monday, October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:08 PM :: 1371 Views
  1. New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
  2. LahainaFires: 600 families put out of Hotels
  3. Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy
  4. BLNR Member: Criticism of Official who Withheld Water for Firefighting is ‘Racist’
  5. Families are faced with hard decision to leave Lahaina or stay
  6. Charter School Quickly Sets up Lahaina Campus
  7. Next stage of the Miske case–Motions to suppress evidence
  8. Affordable Housing Fraud: Two Hilo attorneys under investigation by state office
  9. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds Another Excuse to Block Oahu Jail Construction
  10. Decade long water leak being fixed after millions of gallons wasted
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Sunday, October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1962 Views
  1. LahainaFires: HHFDC Pretends Insurance does Not Exist--Wants you to believe Act of Congress needed to replace Low-Income Housing
  2. HART’s endless games--Still Trying to Scam Feds After All These Years
  3. Hirono Political Rhetoric Isn't Helping Maui Fire Survivors
  4. The Need For Legislative Reform Can Be A Matter Of Life And Death
  5. Hawaii Wildfire-Fighting Force Eyes Eightfold Increase In Funding
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Saturday, September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 PM :: 1264 Views
  1. Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
  2. EPA Consent Decree: Pollution Violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
  3. 600 evacuees in West Maui hotels to be locked out?  Safe Harbor program expires
  4. When Kula needed water to stop wildfire, it got a trickle
  5. Pearl Harbor Military Terminated Community Oversite Boards Monitoring Toxic Contamination Cleanups
  6. Efforts underway to smooth out COVID vaccine insurance issues
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Friday, September 29, 2023
September 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 4052 Views
  1. Move to Vegas: How Lahaina Lockdown Designed to Block Insurance Payouts to Homeowners
  2. HECO’s Slimy Answers Don’t Play Well Before Congress 
  3. Lassner setting goals for final 15 months as UH president
  4. High Water Bills Surprise Kula Residents Who Helped Fight Wildfires
  5. Minimum Qualifications Proposed For Honolulu Emergency Manager
  6. Micronesian Tenants Fight Back Against ‘Terrible’ Apartment Conditions
  7. Half-Pound of Meth: Out on Bail, Does it Again
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:46 PM :: 2316 Views
  1. HECO Stonewalls House Committee Investigators
  2. Reps. Sonny Ganaden and Jeanne Kapela are a couple.
  3. Tourism Executives Campaign To Bring Needed Visitors To Maui
  4. Saint Louis School to join settlement talks in sex assault case against 2 high-profile athletes
  5. Council’s Tulba seeks more film studios for Oahu
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 1589 Views
  1. Lahaina Fundraiser Spouts Conspiracy Theories, Quickly Raises $1M
  2. HECO ‘May not be Forthcoming’  to US House Committee
  3. Hawaii Agencies Flout The Law By Ignoring Maui Fire Records Requests
  4. Mike Miske survived three previous investigations without criminal charges
  5. Former Civil Defense council chair: Officials failed to heed key warnings ahead of Lahaina disaster
  6. Lahaina Fires: Blame KSBE or HECO?
  7. Furloughs, layoffs mounts on Maui as economic headwinds continue
  8. Lawsuit Accuses Kauai Chief Judge Of Sexually Harassing His Assistant
  9. Toughen penalties for illegal gambling
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:56 PM :: 3451 Views
  1. Eminent Domain News: Criminal Kaniela Ing writing the ‘New Urbanist’ blueprint for Lahaina
  2. Ing News: ‘Some may be outright frauds’
  3. A Major Power Outage In Lahaina The Day Of The Fire Likely Saved Lives
  4. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds Another Way to Stop Jail Construction
  5. Did A Ransomware Attack Take Down KITV News?
  6. SD1: Little Miss Impeachment to be Defeated Again
  7. Multiple ambulances offline over the weekend amid EMS staffing shortage
  8. DoE ‘Security’ Cameras Peep into Bathroom Stalls
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Monday, September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:20 PM :: 2677 Views
  1. Kealoha Case: Fentanyl Dealing Ex-Cop is Getting Record Wiped Clean
  2. Roseanne Barr Considering Running for Governor of Hawaii as Republican
  3. Toxic? Antivaxxer Lorrin Pang Tries to Scare Lahaina Homeowners Away from their own Properties
  4. Solar Batteries High on List of ‘Hazardous’ Materials being used as Excuse to Keep Homeowners Away
  5. Two Cost Increasers: How ‘Planners’ Make Ala Wai Pedestrian Bridge into a $63M Harp
  6. MECO Conditionally Offers Financial Compensation for Outages
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Sunday, September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:59 PM :: 2297 Views
  1. Lahaina fire lawsuits hamstring release of information
  2. The secret to reaching the next generation
  3. Governor’s revised housing proclamation caves to NIMBYs
  4. Lahaina Scammers
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 23, 2023
  6. Honolulu Architect Is Headed To Prison For Bribery But Still Working Permits at DPP
  7. Lassner was one weird dude 
  8. Before Lahaina Burned, Hawaiian Electric Was Slow to Replace Poles That Posed Fire Risk
  9. Don’t blame climate change for fires
  10. Caltech telescope removed from Maunakea summit--Will be Moved to Chile where Science is Appreciated
  11. AAR? Where Were Maui Police During The Fires?
  12. Rents Could Double For Some Ewa Beach Tenants In Affordable Housing Complex
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Saturday, September 23, 2023
September 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:45 PM :: 3514 Views
  1. Move to Vegas: Mayor Tells Fire Survivors Wait 2 Years Before Rebuilding Lahaina Homes
  2. Eminent Domain Coming: Officials tell Lahaina property owners to ‘put personal gain aside’
  3. ‘We’re gonna rebuild’: Residents brace for emotional return to Lahaina
  4. Reentry Procedures Designed to Scare Property Owners into Giving up Land
  5. Native Hawaiian churches urge investigation into missionary role in federal boarding schools
  6. Kaimuki retail group supports city's homeless sweeps; critical of ACLU Hawaii lawsuit
  7. State Capitol library covered in tarps to protect against leaking pools
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