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Friday, June 30, 2023
June 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 2900 Views
  1. Prominent Native Hawaiian Defense Contractor Is Part Of New Federal Criminal Probe
  2. Investigation finds DOE wasted millions on solar-powered AC systems
  3. Court hears arguments in Ward Village rail dispute
  4. Giving Birth Is An Expensive And Lonely Trip For Some Rural Hawaii Women
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Thursday, June 29, 2023
June 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:33 PM :: 1607 Views
  1. Hanabusa Retaliation: Rail CEO Slapped With ‘C-minus’ Evaluation, ‘not deferential enough’ 
  2. McCarthy: Why did HPD Leave Rifle Unattended?
  3. Evictions Creep Up On Oahu As Renters Face Waning Pandemic-Era Aid
  4. BWS detects low levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in Pearl City Shaft
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Wednesday, June 28, 2023
June 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 2457 Views
  1. Council Votes 20% of Maui GE Tax Surcharge to Subsidize Developers
  2. Dela Cruz Holding Secret Fundraiser at WCIT HQ
  3. Rail: Pearl Highlands Station designed to benefit KSBE Development
  4. Honolulu liquor enforcement still a mess, report finds
  5. City braces for complaints over lack of key amenities, like bathrooms, at Honolulu rail stations
  6. Rail still a painful reminder for some businesses
  7. Hawaiian Homes Commissioners Reverse Kali Watson Water Appointment
  8. Ikaika Anderson pleads not guilty in May incident
  9. Thousands cited for running the red, the few who contest it are unsuccessful
  10. Green plans to veto commercial use boating permits bill
  11. 6,479 Police Calls on Homeless Drug Addicts at Uncle Billy’s Hotel
  12. As predicted: Planning panel to consider 2-year Waimanalo landfill extension
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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
June 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 2523 Views
  1. “Pandemic in Paradise: An Insider’s View of COVID Corruption in Hawai‘i”
  2. Rail Station a Money Spinner for KSBE
  3. Rail eminent domain dispute heads to Hawaii high court
  4. Family waits years for building permit after neglecting to pay bribes, DPP blames victims
  5. Hawaii Foster Kids Are Sleeping In Hotels And State Offices. They Have Nowhere Else To Go
  6. Special Interests Spent More To Lobby The Hawaii Legislature This Year
  7. EV drivers on Oahu will see a new road usage charge
  8. Honolulu couple arrested in connection with fatal mass overdose; fentanyl distribution ring exposed
  9. Honolulu Board of Water Supply will invest more than $43M for a new reservoir in Waiawa
  10. Maui News for Sale
  11. Profitable Nonprofit: $40M for  Hauula ‘Resiliency Hub’
  12. Suicide Tourists Must Register to Vote in Hawaii to get death pills
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Monday, June 26, 2023
June 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 2230 Views
  1. Skyline: Rail station surrounded by farming is years away from major use
  2. Honolulu Rail Gave Nan $100 Million To Relocate Utilities. Much Of It May Have Been A Waste
  3. Leaving for Las Vegas: Reaching out to Native Hawaiians
  4. Tea House for Meetups with Transsexual Kids
  5. HSTA Teacher: I have reoriented my 7th Grade Class to be all about Gayness
  6. A Murder Suspect Has Spent 7 Years In The Hilo Jail While Lawyer Goes Psychiatrist Shopping
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Sunday, June 25, 2023
June 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 1853 Views
  1. $10B Later: Rail Fluff-Pieces Fill Media--but 62% of Public Doesn’t Care
  2. Rail: ‘Special Tax’ is also over budget and behind schedule
  3. General excise tax surcharge to be focus of evening meeting
  4. 64% Raise for Passive-Aggressive Greedy Sluggards
  5. Affirmative Action at University Of Hawaii -- Economic, not Racial
  6. After Mass Arrests of Staff, DPP Vacancies Cause Delays
  7. Liquor Bills Introduced Anonymously -- backed by “a well known Hilo guy”
  8. CNHA Wants to Take Over Hotels
  9. Green signs bill protecting the work of journalists
  10. “Lack of police action” as Oahu family chased in apparent road rage incident
  11. Hawaiʻi State Art Museum hosts ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ for Kids
  12. Residents in Kauai pushing for the state to lower their rent as they can no longer afford the price increase
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Saturday, June 24, 2023
June 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 1665 Views
  1. OHA CEO Sylvia Hussey Quits
  2. Green Signs 18 'Good Government' Bills
  3. Green Releases 'Intent to Veto' List
  4. New Hawaii law makes official misconduct a felony
  5. HiDOT Jacks up Airport Parking Fees in Effort to Price You Out
  6. Hawaii Republicans Finally Elect Party Treasurer
  7. Monster Home Permits to be Revoked?
  8. Blangiardi approves Honolulu’s $3.41B budget
  9. Health Department conditionally approves Red Hill defueling plan
  10. Meth-Addicted Homeless Run Gigantic open Air Chop Shop on Maui
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Friday, June 23, 2023
June 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 PM :: 3872 Views
  1. Walter Ritte Admits Covering for People who are Killing Hawaii’s Endangered Monk Seals
  2. Hirono Slams Anti-Vaxxers
  3. Hawaii report details health effects of Red Hill leak
  4. Ex-EMS director is arrested again
  5. Act 94: Fly Homeless to Mainland
  6. ‘Safe and Sound’ sees lower crime stats in Waikīkī
  7. SB1057: Pay Transparency in Vogue This Legislative Session
  8. Developer China Oceanwide To Sell Hawaii Property
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Thursday, June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 1579 Views
  1. HECO’s Fake grid plan--Only the Rate Hikes are Real
  2. He Was A Solar Industry Advocate. Now He’s On The PUC. That Doesn’t Sit Well With Hawaiian Electric
  3. Free Money from the Sky: Native Hawaiians get most federal Funding Ever
  4. Hawaii’s Critical Data Is At Risk From Flooding. So Why Hold it Hostage to Dela Cruz’ Tech Park Scheme?
  5. 4 HPD officers involved in 2021 Makaha crash drop request for taxpayer-funded lawyers
  6. 16-Time Loser Racks up #18 and #19 While Awaiting Trial for #17
  7. 57% recidivism to Hawaii’s prisons
  8. Maui County Bill to regulate air and replica guns advances
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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
June 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 2821 Views
  1. Did Miske Have Source Inside FBI Elite Surveillance Unit?
  2. Bikini Island Fund Quickly Stolen Once Under Local Control
  3. ‘Community’ raises $406k to help thieving Ex-Mililani athletic director
  4. DOE budget still grows, despite ‘cut’
  5. 1,000 new claims filed against federal government over contaminated water from Red Hill facility
  6. City Skims off top -- seeks $210.5M in Rail bonds
  7. Rail News: Two popular grocery stores in Waipahu to shut down thanks to rail
  8. Their dream is to get more local beef to your table. Making that a reality? It won’t be easy
  9. Kaua‘i sewer rates increasing 11% per year over a five-year period
  10. Bell Tolls For Historic Iron Ship Docked In Honolulu Harbor
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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
June 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 1879 Views
  1. Only Three Oppose: Honolulu City Council members’ 64% pay increase to begin July 1
  2. Rigging The System: Navatek Suits Offer Inside View Of Pay-To-Play Politics
  3. Ex-union official might get 14-year sentence
  4. The Fallout and Future of Hu Honua
  5. After long delay, $17M homeless resource center welcomes its first clients
  6. Failure of Mental Health Care System: Schizophrenic Homeless 23 Years and Counting
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Monday, June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:28 PM :: 1718 Views
  1. The Kealoha Mailbox Conspiracy: 10 Years Later, Where Are We Now?
  2. $200M Slush Fund: Green shaking up education, UH, tourism boards to Satisfy Lege
  3. Council lowers tax rate for owners of second homes used for rentals
  4. DPP ePlans slows permitting, backlog is building
  5. A $900 Towing Fee? Concerns Are Being Raised Over Honolulu’s New Towing Contract
  6. Thanks to millions in federal aid, city eyes expansion of homeless camp program
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Sunday, June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:50 PM :: 2456 Views
  1. Is Las Vegas The End Of The Trail For Native Hawaiians?
  2. Molokai: Phone call to Governor Required to Deliver Baby
  3. Rail: Mountain of missteps unprecedented in history of transit development
  4. Hawaii LG Sylvia Luke Finds $50K To Cover Shortfall: ‘I Expect Better Of Myself’
  5. Luke, Chang host fancy NYC, DC Fundraisers
  6. Trump drove isle Republicans away; what about now?
  7. 20 Years Later: DLNR Begins First Land Transfer to Agriculture Department
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Saturday, June 17, 2023
June 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 3375 Views
  1. What you need to know about property taxes in Hawaii
  2. How Grassroot Institute is working for a better Hawaii
  3. Sen Rhoads: More Corruption Arrests Coming Soon
  4. Waianae man pleads not guilty to federal ammunition charge
  5. ‘Lieline’ -- City officials give Honolulu rail system an official name, expect paltry 8,000 daily riders and zero new rider revenue
  6. Judge rules Kaua‘i County, Hawai‘i DOH violating federal pollution law
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Friday, June 16, 2023
June 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:17 PM :: 1863 Views
  1. Sanford Dole, Abolitionist
  2. Budget Cuts: DoE Stops Teaching English and Math
  3. Rail Opening Day Ridership to be Kept Secret
  4. State Agriculture Corp. Gets New Board Leadership
  5. Why You Should Volunteer On A Public Board Or Commission
  6. Maui Ethics Board: You Can’t Keep Those $400 Koa O’o Sticks
  7. 'Make it easier': Maui woman describes 19-month struggle getting homeless friend into housing
  8. Felon with extensive record is charged with burglary
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Thursday, June 15, 2023
June 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:28 PM :: 1373 Views
  1. Hawaii Dept. of Public Safety built Secret Illegal fuel tank at Halawa Prison
  2. Inflation is stabilizing, but Hawaii food costs high
  3. Doctors need more support to work in high-cost Hawaii
  4. Honolulu runway work has been impacting Neighbor Island flights for months
  5. Congress Should Have New COFA Treaties Soon. Now They Just Need To Be Ratified
  6. Sheriffs arrest Hawaii high school student accused of cyberbullying disabled peer
  7. Zombie News: Oahu paramedics, EMTs warned after skin-rotting drug additive found at recent overdose scenes
  8. Waianae McDonalds Closed After Multiple Fights Break Out over Several days
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Wednesday, June 14, 2023
June 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1750 Views
  1. June 14, 1900: The Abolition of Slavery in Hawaii
  2. Will Hawaii Family Courts mandate legal representation for abused foster children?
  3. Keith Cureton: Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics Didn't Last Long
  4. Hawaii children strained under tight economic conditions, report says
  5. Retailers to stop shipping cigars to Hawaii July 1
  6. ‘Maintain the Problem’ until it becomes Excuse for Dela Cruz’  First Responders Boondoggle 
  7. Social Workers Never Visited Alleged Child Molester’s Foster Home
  8. Abuse, unlawful imprisonment: Miske’s Lawyer Enters pleas for Ikaika Anderson
  9. Watson’s DHHL Dumps Anderson’s Pick to Run Maui Water System
  10. No charge filed against former Hawaii lieutenant governor candidate after arrest for DUI
  11. Felon with long record arrested for second time in 8 days
  12. Schizophrenic Kidnaps Children, Gets Released Again and Again
  13. Owning pepper spray on Kauaʻi may get easier with new law
  14. Open the books of health insurers
  15. Only 130 patients at Red Hill clinic
  16. State school board shake-up raises questions
  17. Hawai‘i’s Homeowners Rank No. 1 for Average Equity Gains
  18. What Happens When the Movers Are Priced Out Of Paradise?
  19. Eight Years later Hawaii County finally announces changes for own pesticide use
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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 2695 Views
  1. Homeless Camp Controlled by Miske Gang? Hanged man connected to Miske case found dead in sinkhole
  2. Green: 2,000 Chronics Consume 61% of Hawaii Medicare -- Cost $1.3B
  3. Homeless Drug Addicts Nearly Destroyed This Central Oahu Cemetery. Now The Community Is Standing Up For The Dead
  4. Hawaii losing appeal for repeat visitors
  5. Only the Feds Can Prosecute Pushers for Fentanyl Overdose Deaths
  6. City tries novel approach to crack down on illegal game rooms: Going after landlords
  7. New HPD Budget Adds Potential Hiring Bonuses, Boosts Chinatown And Community Policing
  8. The City Council Is A Mess. Why Can’t The Legislature Be More Like That?
  9. Questions persist in Maunakea handover
  10. Navy claims success in removing fuel contamination around Red Hill tank farm
  11. Oahu in 2045 -- Solar Everywhere or Offshore Wind
  12. Haiku Stairs: Company gets contract to rebuild then demolish?
  13. Strike: Will Hospitals get Gas Deliveries?
  14. Hawaii County Struggles With Shortage Of Certified Nursing Assistants
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Monday, June 12, 2023
June 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 2020 Views
  1. Easy Pander: 4 Honolulu councilmembers now say they oppose pay raises
  2. More Fundraisers for Council, Legislature
  3. 46% Tax Hike: Hawaii unemployment fund experiencing ‘painful’ growth
  4. Hawaii Community Development Authority tasked with slew of projects to subsidize developers
  5. Cleaning Up: The Aftermath Of A Honolulu Union’s Embezzlement Scandal
  6. GEMS: $100M Gift to Solar Industry
  7. $2 million insurance coverage added for island coral reefs will pay Enviro Activists to go Diving
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Sunday, June 11, 2023
June 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 2977 Views
  1. Caldwell: Lobbyists Pushed COVID Shutdowns in March, 2020 
  2. 1930 to 1970--Hawaii enjoyed 40 golden years without homeless problems
  3. Gays Focus on Underage Kids at Kakaako Tea House
  4. Council Getting 64% Pay Hike AND Outside Employment
  5. Hawaii insurers could face more scrutiny over executive pay
  6. Hawaii Child Care Costs More than UH Tuition
  7. Teacher turnover hits new highs in Hawaii
  8. ‘That’s ridiculous’ No public bathrooms at any rail stations
  9. Media Keeps Identity Secret--Driver issued a single citation after allegedly slamming into parked cars, damaging homes
  10. In the governor’s backyard, 8 homeless patients settle in at medical respite tiny village
  11. Council member proposes establishment of sustainability office so daughter will get pregnant
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Saturday, June 10, 2023
June 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 2459 Views
  1. Maui $283M GE Tax Hike will hurt for ten years before any benefits are seen
  2. Two Years and Counting: DPP ePlans Slow Permitting Even More
  3. Ex-EMS head accused of cocaine-fueled domestic violence
  4. HPD patrol officers to work 13-hour shifts but shorter workweek
  5. City appears to have rescinded tax credits previously claimed for home at 91 Coelho Way
  6. Trump’s Guam Connection: Who Is Walt Nauta, the Other Person Indicted Along With Trump?
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Friday, June 9, 2023
June 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 PM :: 2956 Views
  1. Big Island Crime Family targets Police Detective for Death--gets State Judge to take his guns    
  2. State gave Probation but Feds hold 2 alleged drug gang members without bail
  3. Honolulu Conspiracy Trial Pushed To October 2024
  4. Hawaii Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke Has Already Overspent Her Budget — On Staff Raises
  5. CNHA to Meet in Las Vegas
  6. The continuing saga of the property at 91 Coelho Way
  7. Council approves one-time $350 rebate for owner-occupants and forms P.I.G.
  8. 50 Years Later: Waiahole Valley Protesters got a Lifetime of Discount Rent
  9. DHS Can’t Stop Foster Care Abuse but it has time to shut down Another Big Island Child Care Center
  10. After nearly 5 years of ‘repairs’, Pearl City public pool finally reopens
  11. The City Just Destroyed This Historic Chinatown Sidewalk
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Thursday, June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 1453 Views
  1. Honolulu City Council refuses to stop pay hike, rejects ban on outside employment
  2. Campaign fundraising season is upon us
  3. HPD: Only Feds Can Prosecute Drug Pusher for Overdose Deaths
  4. Honolulu DPP to no longer take paper commercial permit plans
  5. Discrimination: ILWU West Maui resort allowed to push sand without public comment
  6. Maui Battery Farm--$60M for four hours
  7. 37 Years Later DHHL finally says it will be building infrastructure to allow lessees to move onto their leaseholds
  8. Councilmember: Homelessness Industry and ACLU Should Stop Lying About Sweeps 
  9. Cultural Competence Helps, But It Doesn't Get The Job Done
  10. Star-Advertiser Prints and Distributes Chinese Communist Paper
  11. Can a decades-old Hawaii fight aid Georgia’s Trumpster ‘alternate’ electors?
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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:12 PM :: 1881 Views
  1. Did City Employees Rig Neighborhood Board Election Software to Get Themselves ‘Elected’?
  2. Amid outrage over proposed 64% raise, councilmembers will take up fake measure that might ban outside income two years from now
  3. Ethics:  State’s Useless Agribusiness Development Corp ordered to make it look good as new insider is installed as boss
  4. Environmental risks will persist for Decades after Red Hill tanks are drained
  5. Electric Rates Going Up: PUC Considers ‘Green Tariff’
  6. Protecting Molesters: Why no ‘Erin’s Law’ from Legislature?
  7. Idea: Let Lots and Lots of Criminals back out onto the Streets Instead of building New Jail
  8. Get a Job!  SNAP Work Requirements Finally Returning
  9. 'Something needs to be done'   Frustration over seven-year-old homeless encampment at Old Stadium Park
  10. MPD takes lead providing services to five-year-old homeless camp
  11. Hawaii County Flies Bums to Mainland
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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 2669 Views
  1. State gives Joseph Crime Family Shooters Probation after father of seven is killed, then they get arrested in Federal drug, road rage case
  2. Rail Contracts for Downtown Electrical Reconnections--One Billion and Counting
  3. Star-Adv: Veto $50 million for tech campus
  4. Distraction: Oahu homeowners might get $350 one-time tax credit
  5. Governor replaces school board chair who challenged public school leaders
  6. ‘Startling’ number of officer vacancies at HPD spur public safety concerns
  7. Advocates of 'reasonable' gun control laws don't want any firearms at all
  8. ACLU criticizes county, threatens legal action over homeless sweeps
  9. Kaua‘i’s Nawiliwili Stream ranked nation’s most frequently polluted beach
  10. Group to sue over Kailua-Kona sewage discharges
  11. Will Condotels Be Allowed to Fall into Ocean? -- One way to eliminate competition to unionized hotels
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Monday, June 5, 2023
June 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:21 PM :: 1200 Views
  1. Silence is Golden--Literally: Few Council members comment on pay hikes
  2. Hundreds of tour boat jobs in peril
  3. Punatics and Grifters Protest Against Geothermal
  4. Perfectly Good Telescope being Dismantled to Satisfy Activists: decommissioning to be complete by end of summer
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Sunday, June 4, 2023
June 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 1595 Views
  1. 'I Help You, You Help Me' Culture of Legislature Designed as Path to Corruption
  2. New Aloha Stadium plan -- Free Land in exchange for Shrinking Stadium
  3. Green Agenda: Long List of Developer Handouts Await
  4. 2020 census -- High Cost of Living Boosts Multi-Generational Households
  5. Star-Adv HART-Approved Rail Fluff
  6. Hawaii Finds The Move Away From Fossil Fuels Is Easier Said Than Done
  7. OCCC selects outsider as new warden
  8. Sand replenishment project for Kaanapali Beach in limbo
  9. Why AANHPI Heritage Month Is Nothing To Celebrate
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Saturday, June 3, 2023
June 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 2029 Views
  1. Bankruptcy: Louis Kealoha’s plan to stiff victims?
  2. A compact for doctors
  3. HGEA - UPW Freebie: City Council urges administration to provide COVID hazard pay to employees
  4. ‘This is crazy’: Analysis finds billions in schools construction money unspent
  5. Governor signs laws banning guns in ‘sensitive’ places, requiring active shooter drills in schools
  6. Kakaako Condos: Hawaii leads nation in homeownership increase
  7. DLNR puts Coco Palms resort demolition on hold
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Friday, June 2, 2023
Letters to the Editor June, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:22 PM :: 1680 Views

Pay Hike? Pledge to Recall Honolulu Councilmembers

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Friday, June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 1539 Views
  1. HB1363: GE Tax Hike Funnels Millions to Developers
  2. DHHL $600M Bonanza: Ev Dowling Big Winner
  3. Ala Wai Boondoggle: Plan to be Revealed in July
  4. Big Coal Very Excited About Hawaii’s ‘Green Hydrogen’ Scheme
  5. With ERs on Oahu packed, ambulances are stacking up outside rather than responding to 911 calls
  6. Current cesspool conversion program still not enough to wipe out waste problem
  7. HPD’s New Vice Major Vows To Take Down Game Rooms
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Thursday, June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:28 PM :: 3051 Views
  1. Blangiardi and Team Hanabusa Conspire to Build More Rail Stations
  2. HB999 Gut n Replace: How A Few Hawaii Senators Get Rid Of An Agency Board Member Who Was In The Way
  3. After trailer Fire, Fevella calls for audit of Hawaii film office -- Studios Not Hiring Enough Local Mafia
  4. Cock Fighting and Game Rooms: Informant Booted from meeting after naming names
  5. Trial delayed again for ex-Honolulu officials as Miske Lawyer Seeks Wheat’s Deportation from Hawaii
  6. Neighborhood board group against 64% Council raises
  7. Honolulu Council Pretends to Look at lower property taxes for some homeowners       
  8. Navy wants to remove 3 pipelines at Red Hill fuel facility
  9. Kaua‘i County Council passes resolution supporting public access of Coco Palms lands
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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
May 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 4904 Views
  1. Iolani is one team: Football Coach Slices Woman Open, Found Not guilty
  2. Civil Beat sues FBI over agency secrecy
  3. Hawai’i Green Energy Initiative Dirtier Than Coal -- Tourism Industry Exempted
  4. After long wait, feds to once again back loans for homestead land cleared of WWII-era munitions
  5. Red Hill Depositions Reveal More Details About What The Navy Knew About Spill
  6. US Sen. Brian Schatz’s Subtle Push For More Psychedelic ‘Research’
  7. 14 Years Later DoT Pretends to ‘Revitalize’ Vacant Honolulu Harbor Museum Property Again 
  8. Nimitz Experience; Homeless Camps Line Road to Waikiki
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Letters to the Editor May, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:13 PM :: 3235 Views
  • Shinnyo-en Should not be on Memorial Day
  • Open Letter to ‘Honolulu Resilience Office’
  • Iroquois Point Elementary School Water Drive
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:27 PM :: 1103 Views
  1. Hawaii Property Tax Rates Creeping Up
  2. Hawaii governor still has long list of bills to sign
  3. How Tommy Waters Engineered Salary Hike via Honolulu Salary Commission
  4. Ban on outside work for City Council proposed
  5. Shooting complex still closed to some activities
  6. More Homeless Mayhem: State sees surge in syphilis infections, including for unborn babies
  7. Makaha crash trial for HPD officers is delayed
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Monday, May 29, 2023
May 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:38 PM :: 1379 Views
  1. Kakaako Makai Construction News: Gay Nightclub Backing Transsexual Challenger to House Speaker
  2. Another $100M to Back GEMS Scam Loans
  3. Hawaii moves to lure mainland doctors
  4. Hawaii Lawmakers Did Not Fund The Overpass To Kihei’s New High School
  5. Will Honolulu City Council Vote On Salary Increases?
  6. A struggle trying to vote for neighborhood board
  7. Changed Visitor Habits Crush Hawaii Travel Outlook
  8. Kuhio Beach Packed with Homeless Criminals
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Sunday, May 28, 2023
May 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 1427 Views
  1. Census: 11.5% fewer children as young families flee state
  2. State needs to rein in wild spending
  3. Green to name new HTA board members: Freeze Out De Fries?
  4. Green: Regent Abercrombie
  5. Governors have been Pretending to do Something About Homelessness for 32 years
  6. USA Boxing defends disciplinary actions stemming from unsanctioned Hawaii event
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Saturday, May 27, 2023
May 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 3383 Views
  1. Riots are Profitable: Civil Beat Publisher gives nearly $2M to ‘defund police’ — while funding private security startup
  2. Neighborhood plagued with homeless drug addicts’ crimes -- bums threaten to torch Mama Woo’s
  3. Hawaii Tourism Authority is asked to explain U.S., Canada awards
  4. The New ‘Sustainable’ Tourism: HNL Busier Than Ever
  5. Amid pay raise debate, City Council considering a ban on second jobs for its members
  6. Overseer of zoo, Blaisdell Center, Waikiki Shell secretly resigned May 19
  7. Honolulu & State Climate Lawsuits Present Contrasting Positions
  8. Hawaii Homeownership rate among lowest in USA
  9. Bill has commercial boat operators worried for their businesses
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Friday, May 26, 2023
May 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:19 PM :: 1994 Views
  1. Nan News: Under Green’s New Plan, One Aloha Stadium Contractor will Win all the Marbles
  2. Top State Officials Were Behind A Secretive Process That Steered Millions To A First Responders Center
  3. Rumblings Of Recall Amid Honolulu Pay Raise Uproar
  4. Another CWS Fail: Man who pleaded guilty in horrific child pornography case faces 30 years behind bars
  5. First DLNR Carbon Offset Scheme Was Verified by Discredited Company
  6. Ho’ahu: Omidyar Minions See Molokai Crony-Capitalist Project as Model
  7. Honolulu Officers Who Arrested 10-Year-Old Want Protection From Lawsuit
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Thursday, May 25, 2023
May 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 1766 Views
  1. Surgeon General Warning: Social Media a profound risk to mental health of children
  2. Wailuku: DLNR, NOAA Raid 'Antique Freak' Shop
  3. Revealed: KSBE, Campbell Estate benefit from Secret Spending Found in Budget Worksheets
  4. When Already? Hawaii Policymakers Just Can't Get Aloha Stadium or HCCC Past The Planning Stage
  5. Green Announces New Aloha Stadium ‘plan’ ‘with modification’ or something
  6. $600M DHHL: 161-lot homestead project in Waikapu breaks ground
  7. Former city building chief sentenced to 5 years for role in bribery scheme
  8. Hawaii and California are the LEAST affordable places to live in the U.S. as incomes fail to keep up with soaring property prices
  9. Oahu medical calls up 20% since pre-COVID
  10. Federal judge awards $30M to former military family in Tripler Medical Center malpractice case
  11. Narrow Walkway only Route in or out of Pearl City Rail Station
  12. City parking meter upgrades aimed to fix nearly $5M loss
  13. Next Year's Elections Are Already Taking Shape — Quickly
  14. HPD Officers Fail to Kill Felon, Get Sued
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 2349 Views
  1. ‘Blame Katherine’ -- Louis Kealoha finds Media Flack to Peddle his latest story
  2. Miske defendant appeals continued confinement to 9th Circuit
  3. Over-regulation leading to those priced out of Hawaii like Iam Tongi
  4. UHERO indicates that delays in the permitting process in Hawaii have been roughly three times longer than the national average.
  5. CLUE: More Vacant Houses Means LOWER Housing Costs
  6. Where have all the workers gone? Hawaii’s chief economist explains
  7. Spying on You: Tourist tracking app could be part of Hawaii visitor management plan
  8. Legislators Want Mass Release of Criminals -- Design OCCC Funding to Fail
  9. Handi-Van saddled with Soderholm Truck-Vans (again)
  10. Oahu’s red light cameras could expand to speeding
  11. Oahu's stolen vehicles used for other crimes
  12. Maui: Former Anti-GMO Mayoral Candidate Arrested after man shot multiple times with pepper ball launcher
  13. Bumbling DoE Bureaucrats Return ‘Buy Local’ Funding to Federal Government
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
May 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 2067 Views
  1. Let’s Be Real: Hawaii Legislators Can Pretty Much Serve As Long As They Want
  2. $27.1M Payout to CNHA ‘Uncomfortably Irregular’
  3. Dos Santos-Tam Scores Swiss Junket amid criticism
  4. $253M in affordable housing funding to lapse, Honolulu officials say
  5. Honolulu reports 500% increase in suicide attempts, especially among youth
  6. Tokai Professor Busted in Child Sex Sting
  7. Sovereignty Hitman found guilty of threatening to kill Waianae harbor master to be sentenced
  8. Guam braces for ‘extensive damage’ from Typhoon Mawar
  9. COVID outbreak at Hilo nursing home includes 93 cases, 1 death
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Monday, May 22, 2023
May 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:33 PM :: 1425 Views
  1. Illegal ‘Five-Point System’ Allows Hawaii Tourism Authority to Funnel money to CNHA
  2. Unconstitutional Process Wastes first $50M on First Responders Park
  3. HART will ultimately hurt the less-fortunate more than it will help them
  4. Building Affordable in California, Hawaii: High Demand, High Hurdles
  5. Maui’s Zoning Code Is More Than 60 Years Old. Where’s The Update?
  6. Police chief talks trust during EHCC panel discussion        
  7. Rape Bus remains on Dillingham Blvd in Kalihi--Lawyer Hired instead of Tow Truck Driver
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Sunday, May 21, 2023
May 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:19 PM :: 2233 Views
  1. Another Rainy Day Slush Fund
  2. A short list for the governor
  3. Hawaii Republicans Still Trying to Figure out what to do After Convention Fails to Elect Party Treasurer
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 20, 2023
  5. Legislature criticized for 12th ‘wild spending binge’
  6. ‘Committee Chair System’ Helps Legislators Fake Support for Bills
  7. Neighborhood boards speak out on ‘absurd’ pay raise proposal for City Councilmembers
  8. Timeline: When Were Feds Watching Crooked Deals with Choy or Cullen?
  9. Hawaii’s AD hiring process raises many questions
  10. Has rail’s ridership train already left the station?
  11. HB1373: Squabbles Derail Effort to Put IATSE Mafia Thugs to Work on More Movie Sets
  12. Alleged Child Molester Indicted 2017 -- Still No Trial
  13. Handi-Van: Soderholm Manipulates Bidding process (again)
  14. Enviros Haven’t Killed Hawaii Fisheries Yet
  15. Remaining OB providers try to fill the gap in care
  16. Water rate hikes possible; new rate for hotels
  17. Waiahole Valley residents and farmers facing sky-high rent this summer
  18. Oahu crime numbers drop in 2022, HPD says
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Saturday, May 20, 2023
May 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 1922 Views
  1. Green Tokioka DBEDT Appointment part of Dela Cruz’ $200M Slush Fund Scam
  2. Priced out of paradise, Native Hawaiians make Las Vegas home
  3. Cost of Hawai’i Electricity Likely to Remain High
  4. Hawaii Hamstrings What Remains Of Aloha Airlines
  5. Boy Scouts admits prior shooting cases, attorneys say
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Friday, May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 1449 Views
  1. What went well — and wrong — at the 2023 Hawaii Legislature
  2. The Number of Weather Disasters that Hit Hawaii in the Last Decade
  3. DoT Mess: Statewide Road Projects on Hold Until 2024 due to Massive Airport Problems
  4. HPD Investigation Of Makaha Cops Is Wrapping Up, Commission Told
  5. Judge denies Katherine Kealoha’s efforts to be released from custody
  6. Few Respond to Red Hill Survey
  7. The Other Gender Gap Starts in Kindergarten
  8. ‘Thinly Veiled Scam’--Highgate publishes first Hotel ESG Report--touts Hawaii Carbon Credit Scheme
  9. NPS, FAA propose crackdown on Hawaii air tours
  10. State tax inspectors to hassle small businesses over cash-based businesses
  11. Honolulu City Council to offer 50% property tax break to 200 businesses impacted by rail construction
  12. New homeless facility that long sat idle will soon house medical respite beds
  13. Residents alarmed over Kailua Bay’s ‘stench,’ high bacteria levels linked to sewage plant
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Thursday, May 18, 2023
May 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 2152 Views
  1. Honolulu Council ‘Affordable Housing’ Plan--A $25,000 per day fine on ‘empty’ houses
  2. Hawaii tax collections turned red in April
  3. People Fleeing Hawaii are Primary Creators of new Housing Units
  4. Last Honolulu Permitting Worker Pleads Guilty
  5. State Fines Carpenters Union Operative $3,000 for violating campaign spending law
  6. Politicians and Judges Should be Held to Same Standard as Union Bosses
  7. Perreira: Nobody Wants my HGEA Jobs
  8. DoE Feeds Propaganda to Star-Adv
  9. Despite accelerated timeline, military’s Red Hill plan doesn’t account for up to 400,000 gallons of fuel
  10. Hawaii County Council Tinkers with Property taxes to create Utopian Agricultural Dream
  11. Naniloa again seeks permission to refinance
  12. Soft on Crime: Honokaa shooter got ‘supervised release’ for selling drugs, stealing car 
  13. Plea Bargain: Schizo Killer will be out in a Few Years
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
May 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 2718 Views
  1. Kidnapping: Will Political Connections Help Anderson Evade Felony Charge? -- Miske Lawyer Pressures Prosecutor, Victim
  2. Defueling Red Hill planned for October under latest timeline
  3. Hawaii coal power plant to be dismantled, transitioned to battery farm
  4. Hu Honua News: Biomass is the opposite of sustainable
  5. Why Won't Hawaii Lawmakers Let The Public Vote On Important Policy Questions?
  6. State Says City Downplayed Public Health Risks From Kailua Sewage
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 1883 Views
  1. Ikaika Anderson, arrested for allegedly abusing girlfriend (is represented by Michael Miske’s lawyer)
  2. Sentencing delayed in large public corruption case
  3. Soft on Crime: Thousands could have their brass knuckle arrest records expunged after state Supreme Court ruling
  4. Hawaii Legislature dials back aid grants
  5. Honolulu Council P.I.G. discusses real property tax bills
  6. Green Picked Tokioka to Save the Hawaii Tourism Authority
  7. Kids Targeted Again: 'Pride week' at Hawai'i Island school
  8. Federal bust nets ‘significant player’ in Hawaii fentanyl trade--after State Drops Ball 10 Times
  9. Because we don’t have Mental Hospital Beds, HPD Answers 947 Mental Health Calls in 2022 
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Monday, May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 3715 Views
  1. Is Hawai’i Legislature’s State Budget Bill Constitutional?
  2. Donna Kim’s Ex-Husband Tangles with Gay Nightclub, Gets Media Attention
  3. Former Navatek Executives Plead Guilty To Sending Illegal Donations To US Sen. Susan Collins
  4. It’s time for OHA to change its messaging about Kakaako Makai
  5. Proposed New UH Athletic Director Spearheaded Florida Stadium Project
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Sunday, May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:00 PM :: 1651 Views
  1. Green’s $200M?  “I never got anything like that”
  2. Critics of state budget show courage, insight
  3. Discord among Hawaii GOP lawmakers lingers
  4. HMA applauds legislative healthcare progress
  5. Journalists To Get More Protection Under Shield Law Passed By Hawaii Legislature
  6. Par Pacific: Investment In Hawaii Renewable Fuels Should Accelerate Growth 
  7. City Dumping Sewage into Kailua Bay, Again 
  8. Hawaii bankruptcies go up 29% on heels of rising rates
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