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Friday, December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:23 PM :: 1943 Views
  1. Oahu homeowners balk after property tax assessments soar 20% to 30%--Demand Tax Rate be Cut
  2. 3rd Attempt to Steer Contract to CNHA:  HTA splits multi-million dollar tourism contract in two
  3. HART: Portion of rail on track to open in March or April 2023
  4. ‘A high priority’: Green pledges major relief for one of Hawaii’s most overcrowded hospitals
  5. Hawaii 100% Renewable Energy Goal is Seriously Flawed
  6. Homeless Camp Fires a danger to Hawaii’s electrical grid
  7. More Homeless Mayhem: City Returns 4,823 stolen shopping carts this year--Value $3.8M
  8. Narcan revives 42 addicts this year
  9. Soft on Crime: Rapist gets bail, allegedly comes back to kill his Victim
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Thursday, December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:58 PM :: 1250 Views
  1. Sea Level Rise: Cesspool Overflows will Mix with Chemical Spills and Inundate Honolulu--Solution?  More mental health services
  2. Maui Council Protects Monster Home Builder--Kills Investigation
  3. Big Kalihi home under construction draws flurry of complaints ― and new city scrutiny
  4. Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke sees both sides of how to build the state budget
  5. Kahele Introduces Bill Lowering Blood Quantum For Home Lands
  6. SHOPO Campaign to Oust Maui’s ‘Outsider’ Chief Strikes Out
  7. Honolulu Police Department looks to expand 3-day workweek
  8. Council delays forming Hilo Improvement District
  9. Homeless Die 30 Years Earlier Because We Do Not FORCE them into shelter
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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
December 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 2071 Views
  1. Hawaii Gender Gap #2 in USA--Failing Boys Account for All of DoE Shortfall
  2. Artificial Shortage: 74% of Oahu Land is Vacant
  3. Families in Debt: Latest Study Analyzes Hawaii Debt Predicament
  4. Hawaii Worst Roads in USA
  5. Hawaii November Unemployment 3.3%
  6. Senate Appropriations Bill: Pork for Rail, Red Hill, Housing
  7. Hawaii’s Broken System Relies on Emergency Proclamations to Cut Through Bureaucracy
  8. Monstrosity: Walls to Line Ala Wai Canal
  9. HSTA: We Want Two Free Paid Days Off During our Paid Vacation
  10. Graveyard Shift: Honolulu Pays Police $1 Million In Overtime To Guard Morgue Trailers
  11. Delay sought in affordable housing scam trial
  12. Public, private agencies support medical air transport efforts
  13. Kahele Doesn’t Know When Next Primary Is
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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:43 PM :: 1830 Views
  1. Hawaii Among Nine States Running Long-Term Structural Deficits
  2. Green Submits Budget, Releases Grants-in-Aid
  3. Congressional Delegation Calls For Independent Investigation Into Toxic AFFF Leaks At Red Hill
  4. Hawaii Joins Bipartisan group of 37 AGs urging stronger protections for airline customers
  5. 15-year permitting saga--Business Owners Sue Maui County After Racking up $1.2 Million In Fines
  6. Green Administration Plan To Tackle Hawaii’s Housing Shortage--Give Carpenters Union what it wants and Raise Taxes
  7. Hawaii Has A Lot of Pork In Last-Gasp Federal Budget Talks  
  8. Public input sought on plan for Hawaii’s public schools
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Monday, December 19, 2022
December 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 1589 Views
  1. Counties should not profit from Hawaii's housing crisis
  2. ‘My life changed’: Property owners appeal steep increases in taxes
  3. Hawaii Medicaid enrollment up 40% since start of pandemic
  4. Ala Wai flood plans approach final form
  5. 33 Years Later Maui County Considers Leasing Land On Lanai for Ag Park
  6. A Gag Order In A Foster Death: When Child Welfare Secrecy Goes Too Far
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Sunday, December 18, 2022
December 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 2601 Views
  1. Money Laundering: Miske Paid Employees in Cash
  2. Will Hawaiian Homelands $600M Be Stolen by Hoopili or Walter Ritte?
  3. Gov. Josh Green now must turn his promises into action
  4. ‘Dangerous Precedent’: Seawall Approval for Obama Estate
  5. Hawaii GOP To Decide Whether To Show Cynthia Thielen The Door
  6. Firefighting Foam Spilled At Red Hill Before. The Navy Didn’t Notify Anyone
  7. Will Honolulu police recruits exceed retirements?
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Saturday, December 17, 2022
December 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 2271 Views
  1. Moszkowicz selected as Big Island police chief
  2. Moszkowicz Wants to Recruit Officers Away from Honolulu PD
  3. HPD: Weapons violations up in five of Oahu’s eight police districts
  4. Kaniela Ing Cited For Another Campaign Spending Violation--Referred for Criminal Prosecution
  5. Racist ‘Steward’ of remote West Oahu beach charged with harassment after encounters with visitors
  6. Guam Legislature passes abortion ban; governor veto expected
  7. Wespac Will Have To Pay Back More Than $800K Of Mishandled Federal Money
  8. Hawaii’s Prison Medical Records System Has Reached A Point of ‘Absolute Crisis’
  9. Former owner of Oahu rehab business indicted for fraud
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Friday, December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 1563 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Police False Arrest Victim to Cover for Informant
  2. Arizona prison that houses Hawaii inmates could influence design of long-stalled Oahu jail
  3. Stadium authority says they can pull off redevelopment plan. Not everyone agrees
  4. Hawaii Island preschool to remain closed as legal wrangling over lead continues
  5. ‘Everything is dead:’ Suit claims Parker Ranch was responsible for massive 2021 wildfire
  6. Medical transport flight with 3 crew on board missing off Maui
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Thursday, December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1568 Views
  1. Include Medical Services In GET Exemption
  2. “It’s not like there’s more corruption”
  3. Jail for Kaniela Ing?
  4. Trial for alleged leader of Hawaii crime syndicate set
  5. Arizona Private Prison Vastly Superior to Miserable UPW-USO Controlled Hawaii Prisons 
  6. Ethics complaints filed against two county planners
  7. Ala Wai: Corps of Engineers Still Trying to Fool Public
  8. HFD: Lithium batteries blamed in 58 Oahu fires
  9. Hawaii hospitals still full ahead of the holidays
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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:42 PM :: 1802 Views
  1. Disgraced Bitcoin Billionaire Sent Thousands to Hawaii Democrats
  2. Army Investigating Gay Bondage Pics Taken on Hawaii Base
  3. 2023 Real Property Assessments up 12.4%
  4. $300 Rebate Checks From Hawaii: You Can Still Claim It
  5. Anderson: DHHL $600M Could Bail out Hoopili, Koa Ridge
  6. More HTA Irregularities Uncovered
  7. Kaua‘i in-person voting went Republican
  8. Police Commission grills chief candidate Bird over hotel stay paid for by Ironman
  9. Jury awards $75,000 to former county prosecutor
  10. Fire Sprinkler Retrofits Gain Traction As Building Owners Eye Rising Insurance Costs
  11. Honolulu ambulance provider overwhelmed by surge in Homeless non-emergency calls
  12. Shopping cart theft may cost you more at the grocery store
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
December 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:02 PM :: 2497 Views
  1. $600M Gift to Carpenters Union--Ikaika Anderson To Direct Hawaiian Home Lands
  2. Green’s DLNR Nominee Involved in Kawaiahao Church Graveyard Mess
  3. Gov. Green stuffs state workers’ stockings with 2 days off 
  4. Who Needs Collective bargaining?  Push is on for Another Big Fat Pay Hike for Teachers
  5. Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact -- allow accredited educators to teach in Hawaii
  6. Hawaii Tourism Marketing Chief Asks for Exemption from Procurement Laws
  7. Big Island Police Chief finalists make first public appearance
  8. BWS: Navy detected ‘forever chemicals’ at least twice in drinking water at Pearl Harbor base
  9. DOE works to place Narcan at all school campuses
  10. Mosquito control project could curb population by 90% or more
  11. Drug Addicted Homeless Criminals Take Over Sugar Beach
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Monday, December 12, 2022
December 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 2941 Views
  1. 10 Years Later: Without Inouye Protection, Many are Arrested
  2. Abigail Kawananakoa, Native Hawaiian activist and heiress, dies at age 96
  3. Who CWS Takes Kids From
  4. Prosecutors cite concern with “fabricated evidence” in appeal of Miske cell phone ruling
  5. Court ruling favors kuleana family in West Maui
  6. Native Hawaiian fishing permit approved for Papahanaumokuakea
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Sunday, December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 PM :: 2219 Views
  1. Next Rail Project: Bamboozled Taxpayers on Hook for Stadium Project
  2. Tokioka: I Take Checks not Bribes
  3. Hawaii in trouble if high court shackles U.S. prosecutors
  4. Legislature creates the fertile ground for corruption
  5. GOP leaders laud gov on food, drug tax idea
  6. Carpenters Union Blocking Affordable Factory-built housing 
  7. OHA Will Not Be Developing Kakaako Makai Anytime Soon
  8. BWS’ Ernie Lau leads hundreds of demonstrators calling for Red Hill’s immediate defueling
  9. Soft-on-Crime Crowd Hopes to Exploit Arizona Death Penalty Case as Excuse to Release Hundreds of Criminals in Hawaii
  10. Hawaii County’s ‘Sensitive Locations’ Bill To Limit Concealed Carry Areas Now In Effect
  11. Keeping the Homeless Homeless: Loosened Law Allows Lunatics to be ‘Treated’ on Street
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Saturday, December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 PM :: 1262 Views
  1. Gov. Josh Green gives go-ahead to massive stadium district redevelopment  
  2. Federal Organized Crime Case Against Mike Miske Has Been Tightened Up
  3. ‘Anything can happen’: Concern grows amid recent, high profile violence in Waikiki
  4. DOH calls on Department of Defense to publicly release video of toxic spill at Red Hill
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Friday, December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 1304 Views
  1. Maui Mayor-Elect Bissen Seeks Cabinet Members
  2. Naming Names: Carpenters Union Wins Council Seats in Four Counties
  3. Never Incarcerated in Lunatic Asylum--now charged with murder in brutal stabbing of 77-year-old security guard
  4. Column: Given what’s learned, maybe time to revise ‘100%’ policy
  5. HECO RETALIATION: Hawi Wind Farm Exempt From Competitive Bidding, But Not Tawhiri Wind Farm
  6. Shooting range closure prevents dozens of DPS officers from renewing gun certifications
  7. Report: ‘Forever chemicals’ spilled at Red Hill were also released at Kalaeloa Airport
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Thursday, December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 2592 Views
  1. Kouchi: Anti Corruption Proposals Dead on Arrival
  2. “Do we really need HTA?”    
  3. Kahele Wants Federal Probe Of Winer’s Lobbying Efforts For DHHL Lease Extension
  4. ‘A Huge Mess’: Hawaii County Cracks Down On Hu Honua Permit Violations
  5. Safe and Sound?  Hawaii Judiciary Mostly Allows Criminals to go Back to Scene of Crime Again and Again
  6. Police Commission Fiddles with Budget, Hiring Process
  7. Honolulu Is Slow To Hire New Lifeguards And That Is Putting Swimmers At Risk, Official Says
  8. Honolulu City Council unanimously approves cap for bus fares
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 1517 Views
  1. DPP Shakedown: Go to back of line, pay another $1000
  2. Cost of Housing Behind Healthcare Worker Shortage
  3. Amid ongoing shortage of health care workers, Hawaii hospitals see ‘unprecedented’ demand
  4. More Families Below The Poverty Line In Hawaii
  5. Oahu home sales plunge amid rising interest rates
  6. Kauai Island of Retaliation--Qualification to become Hawaii County Chief of Police?
  7. Hundreds of Big Island residents still waiting for money for properties destroyed by Kilauea eruption
  8. Hawaii Island shooting facility eyes final state approval
  9. Wahiawa: Can Government Pork Replace Pineapple Plantations?
  10. On Oahu’s west side, worsening homeless problem draws calls for greater outreach
  11. Attempted Murder, Drugs, Gambling, Assault; Career Criminal Gets Away with it Again and Again
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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 3594 Views
  1. Hawaii’s new Gov. Green aims to end tax on food, medication
  2. Luke: “They’re just happy to get rid of me.”
  3. Retired Maui County Wastewater Employee Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes
  4. Fired HCCC guard sentenced to 8 years in prison
  5. HPD chief urges community to call 911 if legal guns not concealed
  6. Rep Kahele Demands Info About Navy Red Hill Contractors
  7. Hawaii DOT Advocates $100M Road Usage Tax for All Vehicles
  8. Controversial Big Island Solar Project in 12 Year Legal Battle
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Monday, December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 1471 Views
  1. Ethics Comm Dings Teacher for Accepting $16K
  2. Critical Race Theory Programs at UH Med School
  3. Ige Announces Completion of over 600,000 Refunds to Hawaii Taxpayers
  4. Inauguration of Green and Luke set for today
  5. Hawaii Tourism Authority Secret Meeting With Ige, McCartney
  6. Hu Honua Illegal Lobbying Scheme Exposed
  7. Why Is Hawaii Still Suffering From High Oil Prices When The Mainland Has Dropped?
  8. CNHA Scores $10M DHHL Contract to Hand out Federal Rental Subsidies
  9. ‘Volcanic Risk Assessment’--Another Tool to Make Housing More Expensive
  10. Police, DNLR Allow Homeless Vigilante Thugs to Chase People off Makua Beach--“loaded with historical and cultural nuance”
  11. Five Years later -- 2 trials to be held in North Shore killing and kidnapping
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Sunday, December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:45 PM :: 3296 Views
  1. Secret Emails Show HTA Bid Rigging Conspiracy Sidestepped Board
  2. Miske’s threat: “I have guys who will make it nasty for you”
  3. Union Boss Buys up Waianae Ag Land, Cuts Water, Sics DPP on Tenant Farmers
  4. Ige Leaves a Big Pile of Money for Josh Green to Burn
  5. New Hawaii County Council Wants to Spend Lots of Money
  6. ‘Last straw’: BWS chief engineer Ernie Lau joins water advocates in Red Hill protest
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Saturday, December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 PM :: 1834 Views
  1. 31 Proposals to Stop Fraud, Drug Trafficking, and Bribery by Public Officials
  2. Hilo Housing Cost Half of Statewide Median
  3. DBEDT Economic Projections Unchanged
  4. 2022 Honolulu City Lights opening night set for Saturday, Dec. 3
  5. Blangiardi Nominates New DPP Director
  6. Former sports anchor, union official sentenced to probation for his role in corruption scandal
  7. Red Hill Leak: Actually, There Is Security Camera Footage, Navy Says
  8. Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Kauai’s Termination Of Youth Drug Treatment Contract
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Friday, December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:13 AM :: 1751 Views
  1. Josh Green’s 5 big priorities for his first 100 days in office
  2. Mayor Kawakami lays out priorities for next term at his inauguration
  3. ‘A Deep Moral Crisis’: Commission Proposes ‘Bold’ Reforms for Legislature to Ignore
  4. One Failure Deserves Another: Hawaii’s State Board Of Education Draft Plan Pretends to Include Higher Reading and Math Goals
  5. Navy halts Red Hill defuel plan due to toxic fire suppressant spill
  6. Hawaii is now the only state where drivers are paying over $5 for a gallon of gas
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Thursday, December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 PM :: 2011 Views
  1. Lawsuit: TV News Reporter Coordinated Police Misconduct Story with Michael Green
  2. Robin Danner Money Grab Would Divert Funds Away from DHHL
  3. A+ Program Enrollment Down 34%
  4. Ironman Kicked out of Hawaii
  5. Navy officials still not sure what caused spill of toxic fire suppressant at Red Hill facility
  6. Stadium planning has gone into full retreat from who knows what to who knows where
  7. City hires contractor to evaluate, review Koko Head shooting range amid lead concerns--One More Obstacle to Concealed Carry
  8. Hawaii’s only rainbow trout aquaponics farm is closing -- Wiped out by Rolling Blackout
  9. Gay Marriage Invented in Hawaii, 1993--First Time in History of Human Race
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 2377 Views
  1. Final nail in the coffin for Bishop Museum?
  2. Japan tourism falling behind expectations
  3. Proposed ban on concealed weapons at ‘sensitive places’ moves forward at Council
  4. Soft on Crime: 10 Felonies in Four Years--out on Streets looking for #11
  5. Hawaii GOP Sues Elections Office Over Vote Auditing
  6. A New Leak At Red Hill Dumps Hundreds Of Gallons Of Firefighting Foam
  7. Landfill: Waimanalo Gulch Extension Coming Next
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 1326 Views
  1. DOJ Seeks 4-Year Prison Sentence For Hawaii Proud Boys Founder
  2. DBEDT to re-Bid CNHA Tourism Contract (again)
  3. Senators: Abolish HTA 
  4. “The Hawaiians bite the dust again, Mike,” Favella shouted
  5. BWS ‘Emergency’ Plan Calls for Building Moratorium
  6. Building Moratorium 2: New Mauna Loa Eruption Reopens A Costly Old Issue: Why Is Building Allowed In Risky Lava Zones?
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Monday, November 28, 2022
November 28, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 1422 Views
  1. Syringes and Feces: 13 Hawaii County parks are Now Homeless Management Zones
  2. Two Oahu schools fight for survival as enrollment shrinks
  3. It looks like “Aloha” to the Aloha Aina Party
  4. Hawaii Farmers Struggle As Worldwide Macadamia Market Goes Nuts
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Sunday, November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1268 Views
  1. New Idea: Ask Hawaii Legislature to make Nepotism Illegal
  2. New Idea: Actually Punish Game Room Operators and Building Owners
  3. 50% of Women Released from Prison Are Back Within Three Years
  4. Winning is winning, whether the voters show up or not
  5. How did Gov. Ige do? Three former gubernatorial rivals weigh in
  6. Maui Lawsuit Seeks New County Council Election For Wailuku
  7. They went toe to toe with the Navy on Red Hill. And they’re prepared to do it again
  8. New York Times: Can Responsible Travel to Hawaii Be Fun?
  9. Hawaii County Proposes TVR ‘vacation nodes’ in your neighborhood
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Saturday, November 26, 2022
November 26, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 2307 Views
  1. Mafia News: Newly elected state senator hires Makua Rothman
  2. Green: Top Priority will be Housing
  3. HMSA not paying fair share, California hospital says
  4. The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting.
  5. Hawaii gun permit ruling sides with ‘homesick’ Navy officer
  6. Judge weighs arguments in short-term rental lawsuit
  7. Hawaii Supreme Court -- Rejects With Prejudice -- Four Pro Hu Honua Amicus Briefs
  8. Warning signs up at Big Island’s Puhi Bay after 2M gallons of wastewater discharged
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Friday, November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:03 PM :: 1556 Views
  1. Hawaii Program Flies 600 Homeless People To The Mainland
  2. BWS chief blocks mayor’s landfill request over aquifer concerns
  3. Displaced Palolo Valley Residents Press City To Settle Over Damaged Homes
  4. ‘Thermal Runaway’ -- Overheated Lithium Batteries Cause House Fire
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Thursday, November 24, 2022
November 24, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 1782 Views
  1. GET Petition effort finds support
  2. Unvaccinated Putin Dupe Loses out on Kauai Council Position
  3. State starts processing citations under controversial red light camera pilot
  4. Honolulu Agency Steps Up Effort To Improve Permitting Process
  5. Lawmaker: Rescue plan for Hawaii’s last commercial dairy underway
  6. Soft on Crime--20-Time Loser Busted Buying Pound-Quantities of Meth
  7. Soft on Crime--Alleged Molokai Murderer was Drug-dealing Felon With Illegal Guns
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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
November 23, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 PM :: 1425 Views
  1. Hawaii Holiday Tourism Down 35%
  2. What About the Meth? Green, Blangiardi blame Homelessness on TVRs and Evictions 
  3. Hundreds Of Honolulu Residential High Rises Fail To Meet ‘Acceptable’ Fire Safety Standards
  4. Hundreds apply for permits to carry a concealed weapon, but some question rules
  5. Health Department now involved in lead probe at Oahu’s only public shooting range
  6. Rail work severely disrupts local business
  7. Hate Crimes And Hate Groups In Hawaii
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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 PM :: 2236 Views
  1. Hawaii Sent At Least 10 Foster Children To An Abusive Home At The Center Of A Drug Ring
  2. Former IBEW Local 1260 boss found guilty of fraud, embezzlement
  3. City Hires Collection Agency to target TVRs
  4. Lawyers clean up all details: ‘Unprecedented’ number of medical complaints among those exposed to Red Hill fuel
  5. Legislative Agenda: We can sell a Carbon Tax Pyramid Scheme if we call it ‘Carbon Cashback’
  6. Transparency at HPD questioned after rising violent crime stats kept out of Waikiki safety summit talk
  7. Officer in Makaha crash case granted city lawyer
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Monday, November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:18 PM :: 1844 Views
  1. Audit finds OHA Crimes--but only after Statute of Limitations Expires
  2. Navy a no-show at Red Hill remediation roundtable so far
  3. Hawaii Judges Were Trained To Run Better Child Welfare Hearings. Their Performance Plummeted
  4. Land and Power: Maui Trout Farmer Is Closing Up Shop After A Rough Year
  5. ACLU: Homeless Meth Addicts Should be able to stall sweeps with ‘Contested Case Hearings’
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Sunday, November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 3406 Views
  1. Miske Tip of Iceberg: The FBI Is Investigating One Of Its Own
  2. Piñata: Lobbyists Sort Thru Hundreds of Applicants for Josh Green’s cabinet
  3. $20B COVID Money from the Sky: Ige Closes Out His Tenure With Record-Setting Surplus
  4. Hawaii police union seeks 25% COVID-19 hazard pay differential--$36K per Officer
  5. Kaua‘i Police Department issues open carry permit under new guidelines
  6. Tulsi Gabbard reinvents again
  7. Red Hill: Decades of Lawyering Ahead for Families
  8. City’s work to remove Haiku Stairs delayed
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Saturday, November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 1832 Views
  1. UPW News: HCCC Supervisor gets 12 years for 'multi-year conspiracy to cover up abuse'
  2. Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
  3. 5th Extension: COVID Emergency Lives on in Food Stamps
  4. DLNR Sweeps 'til Na Pali Coast 'devoid of craziness and trash' 
  5. Case for reinstating cockfighting on the Northern Mariana Islands dismissed
  6. Reimagining Tourism: Pay $55 to Dig in Mud near Site of Miske Shootout
  7. Trial of former union boss Brian Ahakuelo now in jury’s hands
  8. After months of debate, Honolulu police close to issuing first concealed carry gun permits
  9. Maui: Random Vigilante Thug Gets 5 Years
  10. Hawaii County Police Chief selection has begun
  11. Reports shed light on SHOPO Strategy to Oust ‘Outsider’ MPD chief
  12. Another Tech Fail: Plan to Replace Antique DLIR Software Blows up in State’s Face
  13. Plan awaits to fix cracks in rail station supports
  14. Darwin Prize: Taggers Graffiti Rail Car While Standing on 3rd Rail
  15. Homeless Dude Finally Agrees to Accept Shelter after 17 Years of Being Asked
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Friday, November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 1457 Views
  1. Lawsuit Blows DoE Cover-up: 9th grader raped at gunpoint on McKinley campus
  2. 'It's cartoon pornography' | Some demand teen novel be pulled from Hawaii library
  3. City issues 63 violation notices amid crackdown on illegal vacation rentals
  4. Difficult for us to Milk Tourists if Criminals Doing it Too
  5. Violent offenders can be kept in custody pending Grand Jury indictment, Hawaii Supreme Court says
  6. City knew for years about lead concerns at shooting range, but did little to warn workers of danger
  7. Retirement Homes Needed for 1,600 Homeless After Lifetime on Streets
  8. Maintaining the Problem: PIT Shows No Progress on Maui Homeless Count
  9. Grove Farm Takes Back Kauai’s Unopened Youth Drug Treatment Center
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 1468 Views
  1. Two Iges Better Than One? -- Contemplate future run for office
  2. Proof that every vote count: Incumbent lawmaker wins re-election by just 40 votes
  3. The average wait for a residential permit is 10 months. The city hopes ‘bots’ will slash that to weeks
  4. Police Report: Mom Says Big Island Prosecutor Threatened To Shoot Her Son
  5. County Council passes legislation barring firearms in ‘sensitive places’
  6. Soft on Crime: No Real Time Until 4th Shooting Conviction
  7. Imprisoned Ex-Honolulu Police Chief Kealoha Begins Paying Restitution
  8. HPD chief: Officers were chasing stolen motorcycle moments before critical crash
  9. Bus fares could go down for some riders in the new year
  10. Fail: PIT Count Shows no Reduction in Kauai Homelessness over Last Seven Years
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:56 PM :: 1748 Views
  1. Nearly Every Republican Tulsi Gabbard Endorsed Lost the Election
  2. Meth runner for ex-Kauai Council member gets 3-year term
  3. FEC says Kahele congressional campaign must return $48K
  4. Hawaii Could Lose More Affordable Units Than It's Possible To Replace
  5. Bill to help reduce backlog of building permit applications deferred
  6. Report: Hawaii Needs More Healthcare Employees To Meet Growing Demand
  7. Riders say the Handi-Van is failing them. And the city agrees
  8. Jury finds state not liable for alleged inmate sex assaults by guards at women’s prison
  9. Contraception to Control Wild Pigs?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 1740 Views
  1. Man linked to Miske murder-for-hire charges re-indicted for threats to Ige, Blangiardi
  2. Disenfranchised by Vote-by-Mail: 5,000 ballots uncounted over missing, mismatched signatures
  3. Hilo election machine foils ballot tampering attempt
  4. Tokuda Appoints Key Staff
  5. Kaua‘i Pacific Missile Range Facility aims for 2023 defueling
  6. Council to vote on legislative priorities
  7. Oahu, Maui higher electric bills starting in January 2023
  8. Prison rape victims seek $7.5M in damages, but state argues it’s not liable
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Monday, November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 3717 Views
  1. 40 Years of Corruption: Hawaii Lawmakers Honor John Waihee’s Favorite Trump Lobbyist After She Pleads Guilty
  2. Alm Admits HOPE Probation has become a Joke
  3. Maui County reports about 900 ballots with deficiencies
  4. New Aloha Stadium plan proponents put hopes in Gov.-elect Green
  5. To err is human, but to really foul up a rental market requires rent control
  6. Having a Heart Attack on Lanai
  7. New members elected to Honolulu City Council could affect power dynamic
  8. Matsumoto chosen to be Hawai’i House Minority Leader
  9. Two Weird Tricks Reduce Crime: Arrest Criminals, Put Them in Jail
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Sunday, November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 4171 Views
  1. Josh Green transition committee ‘heavy with lobbyists and political consultants’
  2. Crime News: Tupola on Rothman Payroll
  3. Aiona won 20 of the state’s 248 precincts
  4. Shakedown: Pohakuloa Lease up in 2029
  5. Oahu problem properties owe $130 million in building fines to city--$15.8M for not cutting grass
  6. Honolulu City Council To Take Up Restricting Guns In ‘Sensitive Places’
  7. Everyone Says We Need More Affordable Housing. But Oahu Voters Said No To More Money
  8. 820 seek lava buyouts: Final application phase for county’s Kilauea disaster recovery program closes
  9. Kauai Blonde Sovereignty Squatters Block Property Owner
  10. County hires security for Waipi‘o Valley Lookout
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Saturday, November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 1838 Views
  1. Surprise: Tokai ‘Affordable Housing’ Purchase intended to help relocate ‘antiquated’ Honolulu Hale
  2. Surprise: Tourists Moving Right Back in to the neighborhoods--In Newly Developed Neighborhood Hotels!
  3. Voter apathy reaches record in Hawaii’s general election
  4. Looking For A Job? Maui County’s Next Mayor Is Hiring
  5. Hawaii judges, attorneys rock for public-interest advocacy
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Friday, November 11, 2022
November 11, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 1521 Views
  1. Green: “I don’t plan to play small ball at all”
  2. Green: $50 visitor fee to fund ‘Captive Insurance Company’
  3. Voter Turnout For Hawaii General Election Plateaus At 48%
  4. Hawaii PUC Adopts Time of Use Rates for the HECO Companies
  5. County Ethics Watchdogs Need More Money To Do The Job Right, State Panel Says
  6. Adult Learners Thought This Hawaii DoE Program Was A Path To College. They Were Wrong
  7. Allison Wong, head of state arts agency, put on administrative leave after Three Months on Job  
  8. Over 100 people join suit against US government over Red Hill crisis
  9. Hawaii agency picks 4 planned mid-income affordable-housing projects to subsidize
  10. Geolocation data offers new insight on popular areas visited by locals, tourists
  11. Five years reporting on the Miske saga
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Thursday, November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 2690 Views
  1. General Election Results--Third Read
  2. Green Administration Hiring Now
  3. How Sandboxes Could Help Hawaii Prosper
  4. Oahu’s short-term rental ban walking on thin ice
  5. Prosecutor: English and Cullen Bribery not Chargeable under State Law
  6. Hate Crime: Attackers Ask Court to Ratify Their Excuses for Beating Man With Shovel
  7. Green:  Aloha Stadium?  The Carpenters Union didn’t put me here for Nothing 
  8. Hotels Happy: Bill caps short-term rentals, prohibits camper van vacation rentals on public property
  9. Gains in Hawaii Legislature small, but encouraging for Republican party
  10. Low voter turnout on Election Day translates into big turnover at state Legislature
  11. Kaua‘i Election: 6,800 Ballots Arrive on Election Day--Final results still not out
  12. Worker shortage, costs among Nago’s Excuses for Crowded Election Day polling places
  13. Several races too close to call with thousands of ballots still being processed
  14. Not everyone can use ballot "curing" to solve their election blues
  15. HPD stands by its scanner access ban, but launches new online system with dispatch details
  16. Alarming new CDC survey shows ‘worse health’ among those impacted by Red Hill fuel spills
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 PM :: 1582 Views
  1. First 100 Days of Carpenters Union Green Administration--‘98 acres around a rail station’ -- ‘State of Emergency’
  2. Donald J Trump Again Helps Democrats Win Elections
  3. Hawaii’s Voter Turnout Plunged In 2022 Election
  4. Hawaii Republican Vote Suppressed Again:  Scores of in-person voters in line; first election results delayed (just like 2020)
  5. 8 Years later -- Hawaii hate crime trial begins for beating of white man
  6. Maui man pleads guilty for role in Mokulele Airlines drug trafficking
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 1645 Views
  1. Low Turnout Matches Primary Election Numbers
  2. ‘There is no playbook’: As next phase of Red Hill defueling begins, focus is on safety
  3. Kauai EB5 Timeshare Scam Faces Another Lawsuit
  4. 90 Minutes to Death: Mental Case Bounced from Hospital, Immediately Breaks into House
  5. Honolulu's CORE program keeps bums out of Emergency Rooms
  6. Not Enough Workers to Give EBT Card Refills to Non-Workers
  7. Lanai Draws Tenants In Lottery For First Affordable Housing Project In 30 Years
  8. Judge finds Another Safeels guilty of sexually assaulting minor
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Monday, November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 2209 Views
  1. Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit
  2. Hawaii County could use ‘Konno’ exceptions to address permit backlog
  3. 'By-right' approvals could lower cost of housing
  4. Feds: Seven Years of Miske Crimes Committed while while Laughing at State Judiciary
  5. Despite ease of mail-in voting and several hot races, Hawaii sees sluggish turnout for general election
  6. Doctor convicted of sexual assault hires Bumpy Kanahele’s Lawyer--Victim Leaves Hawaii (do the math)
  7. Parents Who Face Losing Their Kids Say Court-Appointed Attorneys Don’t Do Enough
  8. Rate Hikes Coming: Hawaiian Electric ordered to revamp power rate structure
  9. HTA president warns against adding extra fees for tourists
  10. Enviros Happy Wespac Federal Audit Found Over $1 Million In Questionable Spending
  11. DoH Lab and LSD Factory Certified Again, for now
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Sunday, November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 3604 Views
  1. Green Abandons Democrat Coalition Building--Campaign based Entirely on Money and Media
  2. Wave of new hotel development on Oahu -- “It hasn’t been this way since the late ’70s”
  3. George Cooper On The Writing Of ‘Land And Power In Hawaii’
  4. Josh Green Will Manipulate Jail and Prison Construction to Ensure the Maximum Number of Criminals Released
  5. Overregulated Legal marijuana boosts black market
  6. Legal Weed? What Hawaii Can Learn From Other States
  7. Kaua‘i Turnout lagging
  8. 5,577 students statewide held back a year
  9. 30,000 Flight Delays--Honolulu Runway Closure To Wreak Havoc Into 2023
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Saturday, November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 PM :: 1645 Views
  1. More Delays for Rail: 8 Westside Rail Station Supports Need Retrofits Before Service
  2. 132 Owners Seek Registration for Oahu short-term rentals
  3. Despite plenty of potential cases, Hawaii lags in Medicaid fraud and abuse prosecutions    
  4. Plan to protect 30% of shoreline draws concern among anglers
  5. Judge rules against Oahu man who refuses to surrender 'FCKBLM' license plate
  6. Enviros Saddened by Lack of Marine Debris, Pray to Goddess Gaia for Return of Garbage Patch Glory Days
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Friday, November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 2447 Views
  1. Katherine Kealoha ‘appears desperate’
  2. 131 Dead: Meth remains Oahu’s top overdose killer
  3. Full Circle: HPD chief considering ‘broken windows policing’ for Chinatown
  4. Homeschooling enrollment in Hawaii increasing, public school enrollment decreasing
  5. Why Parents Want ‘More Of A Voice’ In Hawaii’s Education System
  6. Department of Education braces for increased electricity bills
  7. Career Standoffer on Trial for Second Armed Standoff with Police
  8. HPD audit finds nearly 100 body-worn camera violations
  9. Ex-MPD officer serving time for fraud is sentenced in child enticement case
  10. Honokaa People’s Theater Drag Queen Show Invites Kids
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