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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Hunting-Related Bills Begin to Move in Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 8:50 PM :: 4418 Views :: Second Amendment

Tom Lodge of the Hawaii Hunting Association is providing a list of hunting-related bills....

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
SB27 SB31: Short Form Bills on Transparency -- OHA's Trojan Horse?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:24 PM :: 5937 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Will the trio of English, Keith-Agaran, and Shimabukuro be able to carry OHA's ball now that it has been dropped by Galuteria, Hee, and Solomon?

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Wes Lo's Smoking Gun: Improvement of Medical Services on Maui Started With Fight for Second Hospital
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 8111 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor

If the Legislature fails to grant MMMC permission to negotiate a partnership agreement with HPH and MMMC goes bankrupt, this interview will be the smoking gun....

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rail Fail: Hawaii Ranks 49th--Lost 4.5% of Construction Jobs in Last 12 mos
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 7030 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

Making excuses for price-gouging rail contractors, HART Director Daniel Grabauskas points to the “red-hot construction market” as the cause for HART cost overruns....

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
OHA Hides Secret Budget from Legislators: $2.3M for 'Consortium' to Push Fake Indian Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 1:49 AM :: 8277 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

In total, Crabbe's memo budgets $2,598,546 for "Consortium" and another $407,332 for the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.  None of this is mentioned in HB209....

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Hawaii Escrow Companies: Federal 'Kickback' Rules Mean Realtors must do the Paperwork
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 5505 Views :: Small Business

...it's been at least a decade since I or any agent or broker prepared a time line or ordered a condo doc....

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
OHA Chair Lindsey: Rescind CEO’s Authority, Let Staff Know Who is Boss
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 9269 Views :: OHA

...current admin budgeting format and procedures create an open checkbook under various program areas....

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 12, 2015
By Andrew Walden @ 1:25 PM :: 2733 Views
Senate: Terror Risk Ins Program Reauth–Passage
House: Healthcare Employer Mandate–Passage
House: Keystone XL Pipeline–Passage
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
HGEA Boss: Borreca is an Anti-Union Parrot
By Andrew Walden @ 6:53 PM :: 5848 Views :: Health Care, Labor

All of the problems sister isle medical patients face trace back to Randy Perreira's need to keep his pathetic little union presidency job....

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Friday, January 9, 2015
Last Chance? Maui Memorial Proposes Partnership with Straub, Pali Momi--HGEA Rejects
By Andrew Walden @ 11:36 PM :: 7958 Views :: Health Care, Labor

Setting the stage as the executives walked in, the Hawaiian flag flew upside down outside HHSC's Leahi Hospital....

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Friday, January 9, 2015
Hawaii to Fill Medicaid Fee Shortfall for Six Months
By Andrew Walden @ 11:06 PM :: 3659 Views :: Health Care

Without the six-month extension, Medicaid providers in Hawaii would have suffered a 48 percent pay cut....

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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Lawsuit: OHA Uses Corporations to Sidestep Open Meetings Law, Loot Assets, Line Cronies' Pockets
By Andrew Walden @ 9:41 PM :: 11090 Views :: Ethics, OHA

After Apoliona's alleged cronies were allegedly finished, one of OHA CEO Kamanao Crabbe's cronies allegedly took a turn....

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Friday, January 2, 2015
Full Text: Stockholder Suit Challenges HECO-NextEra Merger
By Andrew Walden @ 12:50 AM :: 4446 Views :: Energy

There are at least two class action suits filed against the HEI-NextEra merger....

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
SHOPO Sues City to Block Release of Police Disciplinary Records
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 AM :: 6157 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement
Defendant City further informed Plaintiff SHOPO, "please be aware if Civil Beat threatens further legal action, the decision may be to tum over an unredacted copy."
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Monday, December 29, 2014
VIDEO: Republican Rep Aaron Johanson Switches to Democrat
By Andrew Walden @ 6:27 PM :: 10103 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party

UPDATE Dec 31: Rep Beth Fukumoto Chang has been elected Minority Leader and Rep Andria Tupola has been elected Floor Leader....

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Anti-GMO Activism Caused by Illegal TVRs?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 6942 Views :: Tourism, GMOs

The balancing of million-dollar mortgages on inverse absolutes--paradise and illegality--produces a hyper-sensitive fear-and-hate-inspired psychology....

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Obamacare: Hawaii State Funds to Cover 46% Cut in Physician Pay
By Andrew Walden @ 12:22 AM :: 3540 Views

...Dr. George J. Petruncio described the cuts as a “bait and switch” move....

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Eight Tax Hikes Proposed for Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 5:25 PM :: 7554 Views :: Taxes
"Sometimes things happen" -- Gov David Ige on tax increases, December 22, 2014
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Motions Fly in Lawsuit Seeking Removal of Schatz from Office
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 7118 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Office of Elections

"...Defendants, pursuant to Hawaii law, selected this appointee through a process that ignores the Seventeenth Amendment...."

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
OHA Chair Demands Censorship of Kakaako Coverage
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 11843 Views :: Development, First Amendment, OHA

"Lindsey’s request for censorship is denied."

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
HECO Finally Admits GEMS is a Rate Hike
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 8566 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

For over a year, Hawaiian Electric has been claiming that the "green infrastructure fee" now beginning to appear on electric bills statewide is not a rate hike....

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Punahou Thanks David Ige for His Financial Contributions
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 AM :: 7060 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

Does this mean the Ige administration will break from the HSTA and propose a publicly funded voucher program so we can all give taxpayer money to private schools?

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Hawaii Election Results--Highlights
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 8363 Views :: Office of Elections

Two new House Republicans elected.  Anti-GMO initiative wins on Maui ....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
How GEMS Will Drive Your Electric Bill Up
By Andrew Walden @ 11:00 PM :: 7169 Views :: Energy

A $150M Hawaii subprime lending scheme is receiving an “AAA-“ rating from Fitch because repayment is guaranteed by a surcharge on your electric bill....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
Kanaiolowalu: Broken Trust on Steroids
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 9936 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Land Use, OHA

PLDC and Kakaako Makai were just a warmup exercise....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
HMSA 19% Rate Hike -- Family Plan $2073/month
By Andrew Walden @ 9:09 PM :: 7751 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

If approved, this would be the largest rate hike in recent HMSA history....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Politically Modified Organism Makes Money Grow on Trees for Hawaii Anti-GMO Activist
By Andrew Walden @ 10:10 PM :: 6597 Views :: National News, Ethics, GMOs

...Coburn's newly released “2014 Wastebook” has only one sad and lonely reference to federal spending on “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 AM :: 5977 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ige's Pihana: Which Came First the Crony or the Capitalist?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 9982 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians, Tax Credits

...it almost worked, until Goldman Sachs taught them all the meaning of "preferred stock"....

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Kakaako: How to Buy Hawaii State Senators--Legally
By Andrew Walden @ 9:53 PM :: 9840 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

"...The State Ethics Code does not prohibit legislators from introducing or voting on legislation...that affects their non-state employment interests...."

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Galuteria Pushed Kakaako Makai Bill While on Payroll of OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 PM :: 12043 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Galuteria landed a lucrative position as "Director, Community and Civic Engagement" with the Pelatron Center for Economic Development headed by OHA Trustee Robert K. Lindsey, Jr....

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Seabright: Green Card Holders Have Second Amendment Rights in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 5407 Views :: Second Amendment

Seabright's order enjoins against Hawaii's current ban on resident aliens owning firearms....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Islamic Gulen Cult Pours Money into Takai Campaign
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 12120 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Military, Politicians

Cult members laboring for the Imam under "Tuzuk contracts" are obligated to kick back all of their salaries beyond a bare minimum needed to survive....

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Monday, September 1, 2014
Ige Pushed $791M GE Tax Hike in Face of Protests
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 PM :: 6234 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Ige, Chun-Oakland, and Fukunaga were the three bitter-enders holding out for the full $791M in GE Tax hikes....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
At First, Takai Voted For the Pension Tax 'Every Time'
By Andrew Walden @ 11:21 PM :: 8273 Views :: Labor, Politicians, Taxes

Even weeks after angry kupuna and union members began crowding committee hearings to protest, Takai voted 'aye' for the pension tax bill HB1092 HD1....

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Pension Tax: How Did Your Legislator Vote?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 7707 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...find your state representative and determine how he or she voted every time the pension tax was up...

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Kanaiolowalu Roll Quietly Reopened Last Week
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 6256 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...Online registration is available and will remain open until a few weeks prior the election....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sai: Wong, Dwyer, Namuo Rake in Millions from Kanaiolowalu
By Andrew Walden @ 11:11 PM :: 10543 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA, Rail

...Waihe‘e also contracted Dennis Dwyer for a total of $1.3 million dollars to be Kana‘iolowalu’s federal lobbyist....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
$48M Shortfall: HHSC Layoffs Begin September 2
By Andrew Walden @ 11:38 PM :: 4937 Views :: Health Care

The following letter has been sent out to all HHSC employees....

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Hannemann, Aiona, Ige: No Consensus Behind Kanaiolowalu Roll
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 9202 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

"I'm not convinced, especially with what happened with the Department of Interior hearings, that there is consensus...."

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Friday, August 22, 2014
VIDEO: Standing Room Only at Grassroot Gubernatorial Forum
By Andrew Walden @ 11:32 PM :: 7903 Views :: Politicians

David Ige may have been afraid of the video, but hundreds of other people weren’t as a standing-room only lunchtime crowd packed the downtown Honolulu Pacific Club for today's Grassroot Institute gubernatorial forum....

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Primary Results-- Full Printout
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 PM :: 12589 Views :: Office of Elections

...With Puna voting completed and 800 mail-in absentee votes 'found' on Maui....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big Statewide
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 9792 Views :: Politicians, GMOs

On Kauai, pro-GMO mayor Bernard Carvalho crushed anti-GMO candidate Dustin Barca, leader of the so-called "Kauai Rising" protests....

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Without Abercrombie, Education Reform a Political Orphan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:31 PM :: 6410 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

...With Abercrombie out of the picture, education reform advocates can reinterpret the rules for vouchers to open the door to church preschools....

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Apple Unredacted: Did Attack on Carbone's $300K 'Assistant' Precipitate Removal of UHM Chancellor?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 8435 Views :: Higher Education

"You have mentioned this frequently as a reason for loss of confidence in me from you and the Board."

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Poll: Ige beats Abercrombie 49-39%
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 6376 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians

...Ige over Abercrombie 49-39% and Schatz over Hanabusa 45-34%....

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Did OHA Commit Federal Felony Testifying to Interior Department?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:51 PM :: 8297 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

With two counts, the total federal incarceration for OHA Trustees could add up to 10 years....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 9506 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Tribe? Hawaii’s ‘Other’ State Elections Include Prisoners and Lots of Dead People
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 6598 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

One thing is certain ... the “organic governing documents” don’t need to be approved by a majority vote....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Indian Tribe? Hawaii Political Leaders Haven’t Learned a Thing Since 1999
By Andrew Walden @ 12:46 AM :: 6400 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History
What is left to cronies of the Akaka Tribe as their defeat and humiliation are revealed for all to see?
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