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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
May 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 2724 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 :: 1887 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 :: 3719 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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Saturday, May 13, 2023
May 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 4260 Views
  1. Governor calls freshman senator’s controversial comments an ‘abomination’
  2. Above the Law: State Official indicted for multiple counts of sex assault of a minor, released
  3. Above the Law: No Punishment for Alleged Rapist Football Players
  4. Feds Handle Case: Gay Socialist Hawaii teacher expected to plead guilty to distributing child porn
  5. In about-face, state agrees to pay women’s prison sex assault victims $2M in settlement
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Friday, May 12, 2023
May 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:37 PM :: 3693 Views
  1. Gabbard vs Hirono for US Senate?
  2. Coke Dealer Started Electrification of Ground Transportation in Hawaii
  3. Preliminary hearing next week for Miske co-defendant after arrest for threatening witness
  4. HPD arrests Convicted Pimp for allegedly kidnapping 3-month-old baby in Waipahu
  5. Again with this? Capitol reflecting pools receive another $33.5M for ongoing repairs
  6. HCR108: ‘Cultural Appropriation’ to become Money Spinner for OHA?  
  7. Gov. Green considers permanent protections for journalists
  8. Board Of Education To Consider Computer Science As A Graduation Requirement
  9. ‘Dropping like flies before our very eyes’: Kaua‘i County Council supports mosquito biocontrol to protect honeycreepers
  10. As fentanyl-tainted drugs proliferate, Hawaii sees record number of overdose deaths and a disturbing trend
  11. For another year, these neighbor island fairs were canceled. This time, staffing is the problem
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Thursday, May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 1830 Views
  1. June 30 opening date for first phase of long-delayed rail project
  2. Lawyers threaten suit over state of special education services in Hawaii public schools
  3. Above The Law: Investigation underway for the ‘mistaken’ release of Jonathan Hewett--nephew of ‘Revered Kumu Hula’, hint, hint
  4. Released Pending Investigation--Month Later, No charges yet for 37-time loser who brought gun to Honolulu court (Who does he know?)
  5. Bizarre News: HPD raids game rooms, massage parlors
  6. Ed Case Pushes back against WESPAC
  7. Kauai County Eminent Domain to Seize Coco Palms?
  8. Why Conduct Greenhouse Gas Analyses for Solar Projects?
  9. Noise detecting microphones officially coming to Oahu roads
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 1838 Views
  1. Criminal inquiry into Red Hill fuel spills Exposed
  2. Green’s Slush Fund Enables $70M HTA Contracts
  3. Budget Includes $200M for Unwanted ‘First Responders Campus’
  4. After Forced Closure of Last Coal Plant, Electricity Rate Shock Hits City Hall
  5. ACLU outraged over $10M allocated for new OCCC--wants mass release of Criminals
  6. Soft-on-Crime Rhetoric Makes Homeless Drug Addicts Resist Police More
  7. HPD and Hawaii Legislators Have Long Been Loath To Tackle The Issue Of Cockfighting
  8. Joke: $1.25M will pay the Sheriff and DPS to ask for more money to Stop Fireworks, LOL!
  9. State OKs number of low-income tax breaks
  10. 200 bums per month discharged from Queens--10 will get housing
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 2317 Views
  1. Lawmaker won’t apologize after saying Hawaiian leader ‘would have been hung’ for criticizing him
  2. Council members call on Chair Waters to put salary proposal up for vote
  3. Benches at new stadium ridiculous; fix old facility
  4. Hawaii leads the way on advanced electric rate hike design
  5. Is The Deck Stacked Against Hawaii Condo Owners?
  6. 5 years after lava nearly destroyed it, Puna Geothermal announces expansion plans
  7. HGEA Work Rules Make Simple Commonsense Changes Difficult
  8. Honolulu reduces workforce vacancies, but slightly
  9. Ritte Stages Another Molokai Ranch Shakedown
  10. 22 Fentanyl arrests made in last 4 months on Hawaii Island
  11. Gambling: Third HPD Raid on ‘Ohana Grocery’
  12. Homeless Dude Assaults 79-year old woman at bus stop
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Monday, May 8, 2023
May 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 2165 Views
  1. Feds Bust HS Softball Coach and Jail Guard--Smuggled Gun and Meth at OCCC
  2. Aloha Stadium project mired by too many questions
  3. Chaos at the Capitol is part of lawmaking in Hawaii
  4. This Year's Legislature Was Much Worse Than Business As Usual
  5. Working Families Win With EITC Expansion
  6. HB1396: Cesspool Bill Flushed in Conference
  7. The Miske case started with a secret indictment (Part 2)
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Sunday, May 7, 2023
May 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 PM :: 3678 Views
  1. ‘What the hell is this?’ Sen Dela Cruz Caught Lying about Hawaii Gov. Green’s $200M ‘pot of money’
  2. Hawaii’s housing crisis is self-inflicted
  3. Civil Beat Owner at Center of ‘Censorship-Industrial Complex’
  4. Lobbyists Train Legislators Like Dogs
  5. How Lawmakers Killed off Ethics And Accountability Reforms in Conference
  6. Transparency?  Budget deal Hidden from Legislators -- but they approved it anyway 
  7. How major bills fared at the Capitol
  8. Campaign Contributions Buy HMSA Execs Protection
  9. HMSA employees squeezed hard while Execs Raked in Bucks
  10. Proposed Council raises reflect greed and cynicism
  11. $59 Million, Gone: How Bikini Atoll Leaders Blew Through U.S. Trust Fund
  12. With One Airline Left, Molokai And Lanai Residents Struggle To Access Medical Care
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Saturday, May 6, 2023
May 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:14 PM :: 1765 Views
  1. Budget Gives Illegal $200M Slush Fund to Governor, Legislative Leaders--HTA to get $30M, Aloha Stadium, $50M
  2. The impacts of mental illness on Hawaii ohana: A mother speaks
  3. Hawaii's last coal-fired power plant set to be demolished soon
  4. Green to Fill Health Department Parking Spaces with Homeless ‘Kauhale’
  5. State to pay $26M over closed runaway truck ramp tied to multi-vehicle crash
  6. UPW Strike Drives up Costs at Maui Memorial
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Friday, May 5, 2023
May 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 5446 Views
  1. Document Confirms Ty Cullen has named other Corrupt Legislators
  2. The Miske case started secretly in 2014 when he foolishly operated outside Hawaii
  3. Saint Louis football players rape convictions covered-up for five years
  4. Complaint Describes Forcible Rape by Two Football Players
  5. Senators Revenge:  UH Budget Slashed in Conference Committee 
  6. After Gutting Taxpayers, Legislators Squabble over spoils
  7. No Budget HTA Must Request Funds from Department of Budget and Finance
  8. Mom pursuing charges, pushing for more action after autistic son cyberbullied at Campbell High School
  9. Big Island mother mourns as fentanyl deaths become more common throughout islands
  10. City Again Claims it will install new security cameras in Chinatown in effort to curb crime--HPD Again Claims it is ‘trying’ to set up foot patrols
  11. Investigation reveals 2021 chemical spill at Pearl Harbor that public didn’t know about
  12. Windward Oahu road to be ripped up months after major repaving project. The reason: poor planning
  13. Even at $31/hr Maui Child Care Jobs Unfilled
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Thursday, May 4, 2023
May 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 1464 Views
  1. Molokai Police Shooting: Schizophrenic is Dead Today Because he Was Not put in Mental Hospital
  2. HECO Customers Still Paying for Conversion from Coal to Oil
  3. Usual Suspects Create Chaos to Block Affordable Housing Legislation
  4. Probe HMSA comp, its nonprofit status
  5. SB1437: Hawaii Governor Weighs Federal SALT Deduction Cap Workaround
  6. Police Commission Postpones Decision On Legal Representation For 2 Makaha Cops
  7. $75M Slush Fund: Luke Admits List of Preschool Projects is not accurate
  8. Health Dept. HQ building full of Asbestos-- looks to spend $100M to renovate
  9. Army Corps Still Won’t Restore Forests As Part Of Ala Wai Flood Control Project
  10. On abortion, UH medical school doesn’t speak for me
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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:00 PM :: 1589 Views
  1. State lawmakers pass anti-nepotism bill — but it doesn’t apply to them
  2. 2 Honolulu Council members urge rejection of salary hikes
  3. In Sixty Days Hawaii Public Housing Authority will need new excuses for stagnation
  4. Sue Condo Developers? Legislators to override Green’s First Veto? 
  5. No Presidential Primary For Hawaii
  6. HMSA execs saw big pandemic pay raises as workers lost their jobs  
  7. Hawaii could become first state to offer debt repayment to all medical professionals
  8. Your Hawaii Home Insurance Rates Have Probably Gone Up. Here’s Why.
  9. 80 new pre-school sites identified throughout Hawaii
  10. More Homeless Mayhem: 2 reindicted for attempted murder of infant
  11. HPD’s use of force is rare, but increasing, UH study finds
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Tuesday, May 2, 2023
May 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1811 Views
  1. Wisdom: Fixing up old stadium may be better option than building new
  2. 2023 Hawaii legislative session ending Thursday
  3. Mayor Blangiardi announces Reelection Campaign
  4. Hawaii doctors who treat Medicaid patients to get significant pay raise
  5. Fevella, HSTA Gin up Phony Fears about unsafe drinking water at school
  6. Hawaii charter school conflict holds lessons
  7. Homeless Drug Addict Dead Because he was not Jailed for TRO Violation
  8. State Takes Over Private Sector Program which sends homeless to mainland--will fly local homeless to Vegas
  9. Bill 19: Island-Wide Limits on Beach Commerce
  10. May 1 First Day of ‘Sensitive Places’ Gun Law
  11. HECO Proposes Spending $190M Ratepayer Funds Relying on ‘Probabilistic Models’
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Monday, May 1, 2023
May 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:47 AM :: 1430 Views
  1. How Rising Interest Rates Are Driving Up The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
  2. Tax relief plan falls far short of what was promised to working families
  3. Blangiardi: Drag story hour imposed on young kids by adults
  4. Aloha Stadium: Even the Bare-Bones Model is Over the Limit
  5. Opening Hawaii’s Secret Court Files
  6. Four Years Later the Maui Council’s ‘Plan’ for Affordable Housing has Accomplished nothing
  7. Homeless kauhale villages in Hawaii supported at Legislature
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Sunday, April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 2326 Views
  1. Meth Map: Hawaii’s Cockfight Economy Is Worth Millions Of Dollars A Year
  2. Two cases of legal fraud linked to prominent firm
  3. Circus acts, family spats stoke more Capitol drama
  4. Star-Adv: Legislature shows Council How to Screw taxpayers our of Tax Cuts
  5. How Dela Cruz killed ‘Publicly Funded Elections’ Bill after Voting for it
  6. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority responds to slashed funding
  7. Was playground for disabled children ever built?
  8. Koko Head Shooting complex now open on weekends
  9. Document outlines solutions for Puna’s wastewater
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
April 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 1519 Views
  1. Laughing at You: Hawaii lawmakers nix broad tax relief proposals -- Money goes to Public Employees Instead
  2. Just Pandering: Hawaii’s Green Fee Proposal Dies At The Last Minute — Again
  3. A 'Cattle Call' At The Capitol Closes Out Conference Committee
  4. Your Tax Dollars Help Transsexuals Meet up With Vulnerable Homeless Children
  5. West Oahu: Lack of Force Keeps Bums Away from Free Shelter
  6. Rail officials OK move to seize family parcel in Kalihi
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Friday, April 28, 2023
April 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 4331 Views
  1. Feds ‘Not Finished’ -- Retired Maui Wastewater Employee Gets 16 Months In Prison For Taking Bribes
  2. Alleged Rapist-Slasher Had Many Friends in Prosecutor Kaneshiro’s Office
  3. “Almost every single major player on the chicken fighting scene here is also a major player in terms of illegal narcotic distribution”
  4. Identity Theft? Judiciary Retaliates on Whistleblower
  5. Next Boondoggle: Acting chair is named head of Aloha Stadium Authority board
  6. School board reverses commission decision to close Kamalani Academy
  7. DOBOR Hit with $600K fine for pollution
  8. Hawaii ‘Clean’ Hydrogen to be refined from … oil, LOL!
  9. Are Hawaii Child Labor Laws Hampering Work-Based Learning Opportunities?
  10. Coco Palms Homeless Camp: 100 Junk Cars and Tons of Trash
  11. ‘Forever chemicals’ detected in second Kunia Village well
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Thursday, April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 2432 Views
  1. Conference Committee Approves Budget Bill
  2. Tokuda Addresses Congress to Celebrate Transsexual Victory
  3. 2023 Hawaii legislative wrap-up: the highlights and the lowlights
  4. Trumpsters Fight Antivaxxers for Control of Maui GOP--Preview for Republican State Convention
  5. HSTA Contract Ratified--14.5% raise
  6. Where is Mike Miske getting the money to cover his legal bills?
  7. Hawaii Tourism Authority left out of state budget
  8. Political showdown brewing after 64% pay raises are approved for councilmembers
  9. So Much For Game-Changing Legislation
  10. Kaua‘i County Council moves to increase pepper spray access
  11. Opponents sue to stop planned Kalaeloa surf park
  12. Hawaii Is Giving A Maui Hotel Its Money Back Instead Of Helping Shore Up A Shrinking Beach
  13. After 20 years, ‘Ambitious’ proposal would transfer 94K acres of agricultural land
  14. Oahu has a high rate of deadly motorcycle accidents
  15. Hawaii outreach team trained to look for disfiguring wounds associated with powerful horse tranquilizer
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 1459 Views
  1. Despite hefty opposition, commission approves 64% pay hike for city councilmembers
  2. Property tax ideas address credits and exemptions
  3. HB1373: Gut n Replace Bill Gives Millions to Movie Moguls
  4. Hawaii’s Medically Assisted Suicide Program Is Poised To Be Expanded
  5. Agribusiness agency suffers loss with leader James ‘Jimmy’ Nakatani’s death
  6. Big Success: After decades blocking new jail construction, Soft-on-Crime Crowd Gets Some criminals released from HCCC
  7. Mayor: Private businesses who allow guns must display firearm policy signs
  8. Shooting range reopens with limited hours, new rules following lead concerns
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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 1782 Views
  1. HECO ‘Green Energy’ Plan Depends on Giant Floating Windmills and 20,700 acres of new Solar
  2. HECO wants public to not use their power overnight
  3. Hu Honua Supporters Will Not Give Up
  4. Bishop Museum probe ends -- ‘Nothing to see here, just move along’
  5. Controversial 6-foot walls remain in latest Ala Wai flood mitigation proposal
  6. Military Training Leases Coming up for Renewal
  7. Retaliation Lawsuit: How Self-Dealing Insiders Jack up Condo Fees
  8. HB1502: Journalist shield law makes progress
  9. Sunshine Bill Rewritten in the Dark--Twice
  10. Conflict Of Interest? Neighborhood Board Employees Are Running For Seats On The Boards
  11. Tentative deal reached on tax breaks as legislative session enters home stretch
  12. ‘Almost authoritarian:’ Hawaii’s Cold War speech law may go
  13. Maui Mayor’s budget handles debt, spending responsibly
  14. Bullying, drug and alcohol use down among county teens
  15. Hawaii Governor Plans To Develop More Tiny Home Villages Statewide
  16. Russian spy intrigue fizzles as Hawaii stolen ID trial nears
  17. Nightmare at the DMV: Hawaii woman struggles with legal loophole
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Monday, April 24, 2023
April 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 1445 Views
  1. UHERO: Effect of Eliminating all Short-term vacation rentals?
  2. How Much Hawaii Taxes Its Residents Compared to Other States
  3. With Sen Dela Cruz Satisfied, Conference Committee Process Begins
  4. UH: Senators Revenge Budget Heads to Conference Committee
  5. Will Hawai‘i Tourism Authority be Zeroed Out?
  6. Fake Debate Over A New Hawaii Jail Designed to Ensure None gets Built so Lots and Lots of Criminals will Remain on our Streets
  7. Let’s Play Pretend Again: 10,000 more homes planned at Hawaii public housing projects
  8. COVID Inflation: Food up 22%, Electricity up 35%
  9. Interior Department proposes halt to Compact impact reimbursement
  10. Hawaii child abuse cases on the rise, according to 2022 statistics
  11. Oahu has Massive Amounts of Fallow Ag Land, but Politics and Prices Drive Aloun Farms to Kauai
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Sunday, April 23, 2023
April 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 2940 Views
  1. Honolulu Police Department hasn’t conducted a raid or made any arrests for cockfighting in well over a year
  2. Schatz, Hirono Looked the Other Way when Drunk Legislators Drove Home from Parties
  3. Council 64.4% Pay Raise Delivered on a Party Platter
  4. Waimanalo residents express concern over proposed project to build groins and move sand to beachfront properties near Obama House
  5. Yes, Hawaii Can Afford The ‘Green Affordability Plan’
  6. Working families need tax relief
  7. Dela Cruz’ Latest sequel to Hawaii film tax credit program illegal, unconstitutional
  8. Honolulu City Council passes bill to address homeless living near schools
  9. Feds force Honolulu DTS to accept responsibility for rail safety failures
  10. First of Many to Come: Kunia Well Shut After EPA Changes Standards
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Saturday, April 22, 2023
April 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 PM :: 1433 Views
  1. Bill 21 is 'Affordable Housing' a windowless box surrounded by drug-addicted zombies?
  2. Hawaii joint committee approves another clean-government bill
  3. Domestic Violence: Why I left Hawaii
  4. Timeline for completing redeveloped Aloha Stadium pushed back a another year, LOL!
  5. Hawaii CEO pay rose only slightly in 2022, but critics say executive salaries are still too high
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Friday, April 21, 2023
April 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:35 PM :: 2248 Views
  1. Enforcing Car Rental Agencies Oligopoly: Police called in as State Harasses Turo Car Rental Entrepreneurs
  2. Council and city spar over Tax Cuts
  3. Surprise: Senator Voters ‘No’ -- gets to be on Conference Committee Anyway
  4. Honolulu Cop Remains Armed And On Active Duty Despite Claiming Mental Health Issues In Lawsuit
  5. CNHA partners with DHHL to give out another $10M
  6. Already ‘Released Pending Investigation’: Man accused of trying to kidnap 11-year-old boy who was walking to school in Kapolei
  7. No Surprise: State tells Coco Palms developers to cease activity
  8. Trucks Banned from Hilo’s ‘Singing Bridge’ until Emergency Repairs Complete
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Thursday, April 20, 2023
April 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1541 Views
  1. HGEA: Who needs collective bargaining? Big Fat Teachers Pay Hike Will Be Model for us, Too
  2. Kaua‘i County Council shifts tax break plan--Abandons Small Business and Agricultural Tax Cuts
  3. Sports Doctors From Other States May Get A License Exemption In Hawaii
  4. If some lawmakers have their way, the Hawaii Tourism Authority could soon be just a memory
  5. No More Extensions for Hawaii County Resort Developers?  Council Overrides Veto
  6. Maui ‘Affordable Housing’ $43M to Pretend to do something
  7. Council Approves Rail Operating Hours
  8. Schools getting new preschool classrooms
  9. The driver who plowed into an officer was arrested for DUI a month before. Why was he behind the wheel?
  10. In bid to make Hawaii roadways safer, incoming DOT chief pushes speed enforcement cameras
  11. When incomplete financial disclosures took down a state judge
  12. Homeless Dude found guilty of setting sleeping homeless dude on fire in downtown Honolulu  
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 2728 Views
  1. Point-in-Time 2023: Homelessness Up Sharply in Hawaii, Kauai Counties
  2. Kaneohe Marine Corps Project Funnels Millions to Sierra Club
  3. Joint Task Force Red Hill Begins Dewatering
  4. Red Hill: Case Urges Waiver From Jones Act/Cargo Preference Requirements To Expedite Defueling
  5. NOAA Comments Open: Designate 777,000 Square Mile Marine Sanctuary Near Hawaii
  6. Cockfight Shooting: Mafia paranoia about Federal Informers?
  7. ‘Reeks of organized crime’: ‘Lilo and Stitch’ set fire reopens old industry wounds
  8. DEA agents uncover clandestine meth lab in Kapolei
  9. Council to Approve Money for attorneys representing 3 indicted ex-city officials
  10. Next Boondoggle: Army Corps unveils plan to wall off Ala Wai canal to stop non-existent flooding
  11. ILWU Make-Work Bill HB 714 will exacerbate, not ease, Hawaii high cost of living
  12. Hawaii May Subsidize Pay For Child Care Workers
  13. HHSC drops notice on insurance provider
  14. Affordable Housing? Maui County buys Lahaina Crossroads Apartments--year later they sit half empty
  15. Affordable Housing? This Elderly Woman Was Threatened With Eviction — Over 50 Cents
  16. Have A Complaint About Your Condo? You May Get Slapped With Paying For The Lawyers Who Fight You
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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:11 PM :: 1725 Views
  1. OHA Abandons Plan to turn Hawaiians into a Fake Indian Tribe
  2. Hawaii Teachers Are Poised To Get $577 Million In Pay Increases
  3. Should Hawaii Have A State-Run Presidential Primary?
  4. Mayor’s Target To Open Rail In July Caught HART Off Guard
  5. Mafia News: With Shooter on Loose, HPD will Guard Cockfighting Rings
  6. IATSE Mafia News: Trailer Arson on Set of Lilo and Stitch
  7. Fentanyl Overdoses: EMS to add SUVs, more ambulances
  8. After sitting empty over a year, portion of city’s Homeless Resource Center set to open to help Homeless with new Amputations get ready to go back out onto the streets
  9. Solar Contractor Milks Homeless Shelter for Money
  10. Why Some Stores In Chinatown Keep Doors Locked During Business Hours
  11. Enablers: River of Life feeds homeless with 40 sites across Oahu
  12. Hotel Monopoly News: ‘Undercover sting operations’ mop up illegal vacation rentals on Kaua‘i
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Monday, April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:32 PM :: 1680 Views
  1. Rep Kanani Souza Says Republican Caucus Is ‘A Cult’
  2. Even in Hawai`i, Greed Threatens Climate Change Policies
  3. Legislature sends 19 more bills to governor’s desk
  4. You could help decide how future elections are held in Hawaii. Here’s how
  5. SB865: State-backed leasehold condo pilot hung up in Conference Committee?
  6. Really Bad Idea: Honolulu Council Considers ‘Affordable’ Housing with no windows
  7. Fatal Maili shooting caused by illegal cockfight was inevitable, experts said
  8. Axis Deer Crisis Caused by Meat inspection Rules?
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Sunday, April 16, 2023
April 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 1661 Views
  1. DoE Fail: Only 21% of Hawaii high school graduates’ ready for college
  2. After Recent Arrests, HSTA needs more gay socialists to speak out against ‘aggressive and loud’ parents
  3. Green’s Big Achievement: A road crossing in Kihei
  4. Conference Committee: Two More Ethics Bills to Kill
  5. Next Boondoggle: Ala Wai flood control project plan to be unveiled
  6. To Stop Global Warming, Stop Treating Sewage
  7. More DOBOR Chaos: Tour Boats Hog Moorings off Lahaina
  8. VA Case Workers Pick Up Homeless Vets as they are Released from OCCC and Take them to Drug Rehab
  9. Dana White rules out potential Hawaii event for the UFC in the future: ‘We can’t get it done’
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Saturday, April 15, 2023
April 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:38 PM :: 3396 Views
  1. HPD Warned Drunken Legislators about DUI Calls
  2. Legislators: Rat Got us Very Drunk at Party in Saiki’s Office Before Calling in DUI Reports
  3. Castle High students protest after teacher arrested for sexual assault leaves on small bail
  4. Trial for accused Hawaii crime boss Michael Miske Jr. pushed to 2024
  5. Following judge’s ruling, female inmates suing prison staffers for rape could have their day in court
  6. Rolling Blackouts Coming: MECO says ‘algae, hemp, and hydrogen’ are solutions, LOL!
  7. Vaccine mandate lawsuit against Hawaiian Air still moving forward
  8. East Maui ‘Locals-only days’ What could possibly go wrong?
  9. Star-Adv: Native Hawaiian Cultural Practices are a Sham Excuse
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Friday, April 14, 2023
April 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 1722 Views
  1. The Real Legislature meets in Secret Starting April 17
  2. DHS Stealing Money from Handicapped Foster Kids--Lies to Legislature, Then Demands $500K
  3. Taxpayers Will Pay For Indicted Officials’ Defense
  4. Embezzlement: Former Mililani athletic director negotiating plea deal
  5. Severe shortage of prenatal care options on Maui --HMSA flying Patients to Oahu
  6. Honolulu still ‘seeks to’ reduce backlog of building permit applications
  7. New rules as pistol and rifle ranges set to reopen at the Koko Head Shooting Complex
  8. HPD Is Considering Buying A Gun That’s Being Shelved By Other Police Departments Over Safety Concerns
  9. Rail Design Changes Leave Kalihi Printing Business In Limbo
  10. SB868: Pay Rent When Bums Retire from Homelessness
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Friday, April 14, 2023
Letters to the Editor, April, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:17 AM :: 2522 Views
  • HECO Smart Meters Wipe Out Garage Door Openers
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Thursday, April 13, 2023
April 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:44 PM :: 2943 Views
  1. Retaliation: Rep Hussey-Burdick Tried to Get Fellow Representatives Arrested for DUI after Drunken Party at Legislature
  2. Kouchi is a Sad Little Punk
  3. Government wants 30-month sentence for Lying ILWU Exec
  4. Kaua‘i council chair plans property tax breaks
  5. Federal grand jury conducting criminal probe into Red Hill fuel spills
  6. Dock ‘line-handling’ is labor work issue, not for legislators
  7. Judge: Miske Lawyer can keep Representing Donna Leong
  8. Attorney for Miske co-defendant removed due to law license suspension
  9. Hawaii SPED teacher charged with sexually assaulting student
  10. Sara Yara’s family prepares lawsuit against prosecutor’s office
  11. 37-Time Loser arrested for bringing gun, drugs to Honolulu court is released ‘pending investigation’
  12. Catch and Release: 700 arrests made in Waikiki but habitual criminals go right back to street
  13. Oahu inmate’s suicide came after several safety warnings from attorney, prosecutor  
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
April 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 1604 Views
  1. 250 Bills Headed To Closed-Door Committees where the Real Legislating Occurs
  2. Law Enforcement Agencies Claim They Have Little Idea How Illegal Fireworks Get Here
  3. ’Uncontrollable cost increases’ bump up Mayor Roth’s proposed budget
  4. Owners at Honolulu condo reeling after steep increase in maintenance fees
  5. Fentanyl OD Killed 60 Last Year
  6. Catch and Release: After 37 Arrests, Criminal Brings Gun to Court
  7. Thug Subsidies: MMA is huge in Hawaii. SB1027 could make it even bigger
  8. Makaha Homeless Camp: Drug Deals, Fires and Assaults
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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 1703 Views
  1. Priced-out Hawaii residents check out of paradise while Legislators Pretend to Think About Cutting Taxes
  2. Honolulu City Council studying how to fake tax-relief measures and fool homeowners
  3. Greedflation Smacks Hawaii Worst Among Destinations
  4. Hilo’s Grand Naniloa Strangles on its Leasehold
  5. Why Does It Take So Long To Fire Bad Cops In Honolulu?
  6. HB1366: State Take Over and Ruin Successful HLTA Bum Deportation Program
  7. Biden Backs Plan To Restore Benefits For COFA Migrants
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Monday, April 10, 2023
April 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 1855 Views
  1. HB714: ILWU Make-Work Bill Will Jack Up Your Electric Rates and Cost of Housing
  2. UPW Contract Causes Mass Jail Guard Absenteeism
  3. Bills to repeal Hawaii Tourism Authority advance
  4. Campaign Cash Flowed To Hawaii Senators Just Before An Energy Bill Vote
  5. Kaua‘i farmers and businesses need tax relief
  6. Bissen’s Spending Plan For Maui --Largest Budget Ever
  7. Reports show more healthcare workers leaving Hawaii
  8. Waitlists grow for Hawaii’s long-term care facilities
  9. HUD: Hawaii Among Highest Homeless per Capita 
  10. Popular beachfront restaurant in Haleiwa can't fully reopen because of staffing shortage
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Sunday, April 9, 2023
April 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 1595 Views
  1. Brewbaker: Hawaii’s economy is in recession--a self-made one
  2. OHA too quick to reject latest ceded-lands proposal?
  3. Drunken driving bill fails to advance
  4. UH Hilo study finds military, civilian suicide rates similar
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Saturday, April 8, 2023
April 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 2179 Views
  1. Could more State Lawmakers be implicated in bribery scandal?
  2. Will Legislators Allow OHA to Hide Crooked Deals in Executive Session?
  3. Lawmakers take aim at Hawaii Tourism Authority
  4. SB1502 Regulate Turo to Death to Support Car Rental Companies
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Friday, April 7, 2023
April 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 1991 Views
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. OHA Rejects $100M Offer--Sees More Profit in Lying About Kakaako Makai
  3. Green Names Guidry to Intermediate Court of Appeals
  4. 30 Years later First members Appointed to Oahu Historic Preservation Commission
  5. Moody's Downgrade: Rail Debt Gimmick Comes Back To Bite Honolulu Taxpayers
  6. Cullen Sings Like Canary: Will Other Legislators Run Like Chickens?
  7. Back Behind Bars: Miske Co-Defendant Faces New Allegation Of Witness Tampering
  8. In confidential letter, former DLNR chair said some allegations against boating chief ‘substantiated’
  9. Bill Allowing Agencies To Withhold Draft Documents Slipped Into Another Bill Late In The Session
  10. Bill seeking to double the earned income tax credit in the state advances
  11. House OKs campaign financing reform measure
  12. OHA’s 2021 strategic plan no longer emphasizes creating a governing entity. Is that off the table?
  13. Family of Dead Criminal Show up at Police Station: Harass Police, then Sue
  14. State (purposefully) loses bid to have lawsuit filed by young climate activists thrown out
  15. ‘It’s horrendous’: After 24 years, $64 million approved for major repairs at Hawaii Convention Center
  16. DPP -- We can slow permits down by Shifting Blame to State Agencies
  17. Mayor Kawakami: Homelessness Begins With Closure of Mental Hospitals
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Thursday, April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:39 PM :: 1727 Views
  1. Toxic cesspools, bribery at center of Hawaii lawmaker’s case
  2. Despite Prison Guards 35% Absenteeism--nominee to lead Hawaii’s prisons passes committee hearing
  3. HGEA: City officials want a big raise while our contract negotiations underway
  4. Ruling opens path for UH grad students to unionize--Hawaii will get Even More Unionized Public Employees
  5. Hawaiian Electric Proposes Streamlining (Gutting) Regulatory Review
  6. SB1230: Gun bill seeks limits in ‘sensitive’ areas
  7. Downtown Hilo plan rejected: A majority of business owners not on board with revitalization plan
  8. Associa Hawaii has been operating with an inactive license
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
April 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 1731 Views
  1. Miske co-defendant Rearrested--faces revocation of pretrial release
  2. Maui Hate Criminals Admit to Damaging Shovel by Beating Man With It 
  3. Slush Fund: House Speaker Offers OHA $100M To Stop Lying About Kakaako High Rises
  4. HB727: Use Campaign Funds to Buy Votes and Build Legislative Factions
  5. Senate Kills off Ethics Reform Bills
  6. Surprise: Rail 7PM Shutdown Secretly Locked in to Hitachi Contract 3 Years Ago
  7. Gov. Green’s failed nominees could stay in place
  8. When will property tax appeals be decided?
  9. A bill to raise taxes on housing investments had plenty of support. Until it didn’t
  10. ’Green Fee’ would give Hawaii Tourism Authority $100M to bring more tourists here
  11. ‘Climate Change’ is excuse for transfer of millions for Capital Improvement Projects to build lots of stuff at sea level in US Pacific Territories
  12. As Mental Health Crisis Worsens In Hawaii, Psychiatrist Shortage Takes Heavy Toll On Kids
  13. Pinky Tows News: Hawaii to pay $26M to man hurt by runaway truck
  14. Green proposes pop-up homeless village Across from Queens Hospital
  15. Bulldozer Clears Tons of Homeless’ Garbage from Kahala Beach
  16. Dwayne Johnson Accused of Lying About His Hawaiian Heritage
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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
April 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 3863 Views
  1. Bribery News: Ty Cullen wants reduced sentence because he is son of Chinatown Murderer
  2. Hawaii County Mayor Reminds us of DOBOR ‘Retaliation, Shenanigans’
  3. HART Expects Only 10,000 Daily Rail Riders
  4. Honolulu Rail Cost On The Rise As Electric Hookups To Customers Along The Line Are Factored In
  5. A national report and a local index show that affordability has gotten much worse in the past two years.
  6. Who Can Afford 'Affordable Housing' In Hawaii? Certainly Not Low-Income Families
  7. Military COLA cuts delayed
  8. A few straightforward rule changes would vastly improve transparency and thus accountability
  9. City to Hike ‘Workers’ to ‘Work’ from Home 
  10. Hawaii Convention Center Exploits Rain to Grift for Money, Again
  11. SB1027: Combat Sports Commission
  12. Booze Battle Heats Up As Judge Slaps Liquor Commission Critic With Court Order
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Monday, April 3, 2023
April 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 1361 Views
  1. HB677: An ‘Affordable Housing’ Program Designed to Keep Housing Costs High
  2. Sierra Club’s Dream for Hawaii’s Future: Higher prices, Fewer Houses
  3. GET bill: One last hurdle
  4. Property Tax Rates -- Incomplete Facts
  5. Five Years Later: Puna residents on Hawaii island still waiting for restoration efforts after Kilauea eruption
  6. Outlook for Hawaii tourism from Japan not so ‘golden’
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Sunday, April 2, 2023
April 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 2828 Views
  1. Miske Business Under Surveillance for 18 Years?
  2. Life After Inouye: Hawaii Democrats New Order 
  3. How Committee Chairs Keep Legislators in Check
  4. Hawaii’s self-important senators need a dose of humility
  5. $25M already wasted on Aloha Stadium plans
  6. $17M already wasted on ‘first responder campus project’
  7. Housing: Framing the problem correctly
  8. Hawaii Child Welfare Officials Need To Recognize The US Constitution
  9. Hawaii resident dies every two days from suicide, mental health advocates say
  10. Hawaii may soon ban thousands of everyday items containing toxic chemicals
  11. Back to the drawing board for rezoning bill: Roth vetoes Bill 194
  12. Expand geothermal energy in Hawaii
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Saturday, April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:32 PM :: 1512 Views
  1. Next PLDC? Hawaii’s new school construction authority has no idea what its doing
  2. More Reform Bills Heading for Conference Committee
  3. Sierra Club is a Paper Tiger: Controversial state Land Board nominee survives confirmation hearing
  4. After Buying it, Site for new North Shore fire station deemed unusable
  5. Hawaii is where you can find the priciest Big Macs in USA
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Friday, March 31, 2023
March 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 2056 Views
  1. Tempers flare as Blangiardi Administration tries to Block Tax Relief
  2. Tax Breaks For Working Families will be decided in Secret Meetings
  3. SB941--Next PLDC?  $185M to Build Housing for Public Employees
  4. Hawaii On Course To Join States Where Gun Companies Can Be Sued
  5. Why $50 Hawaii Green Fee Simply Won’t Happen
  6. SB304: Hawaii ‘visitor impact fee’ bill moves forward
  7. Path forward for Thirty Meter Telescope and Mauna Kea begins to emerge
  8. Aloha Stadium Consultant’s First-Class Flights Will Be Audited, State Says
  9. HECO Releases Detailed Electric Vehicle Report
  10. Maui’s only private obstetrics practice will soon halt OB services
  11. Expensive Bums Flood Queens Emergency Room looking for Band-Aids and meals
  12. Meth Made Me Homeless
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Thursday, March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:39 PM :: 2518 Views
  1. Donovan Dela Cruz Controls The Money And The Power At The Hawaii Legislature
  2. Carpenters Union Fights Against Pre-Fab Affordable Housing
  3. Next Boondoggle: City kicks off $43M renovation of aging Blaisdell campus
  4. Marijuana Bills: Dispensaries Target Bumpy Kanahele’s Gigantic N. Shore Grow Op
  5. Methamphetamines News: The Homeless Are Changed for the Worse
 
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