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Thursday, July 10, 2014
TRO Provides Insight into Assault, Arson Attack on Carroll Cox
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 AM :: 12319 Views :: DHHL

A May, 2014 TRO filed by SORT Kalaeloa Raceway operator George Grace III against fellow Kalaeloa DHHL industrial tenant Mark Aiwohi....

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
At Meetings Statewide, Hawaiians Unite Against the Akaka Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 6903 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

When the people are nearly 100% against that for which the political class is nearly 100% in favor there is a lesson in political cowardice for all who wish to learn it....

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Liliuokalani 1895: “Monarchy is Forever Ended, Republic of Hawaii is only lawful Government”
By Andrew Walden @ 9:37 PM :: 8399 Views :: Hawaii History

"I, Liliuokalani Dominis, do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I will support the Constitution, Laws and Government of the Republic of Hawaii...."

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ethics: Caldwell Admin Blocks Investigation of No-Show City Workers
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 4013 Views

...when the Managing Director appeared before the Commission ... her comments focused on the employee grievances that might result from finding that personnel had misused City resources....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
HPD Ordered to Pay $31K over Censored Facebook Comments
By Andrew Walden @ 4:10 AM :: 95102 Views :: Honolulu County, First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

...plaintiffs sued alleging First Amendment violations after the HPD allegedly removed Second Amendment activists' Facebook comments from an HPD Facebook page....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
DoI Hearing: 'A lot of noes' on Akaka Tribe
By Andrew Walden @ 11:01 PM :: 9843 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

One could tell this morning's hearings weren't going to go well for the Akaka Tribe when the first question from the audience was, "Under what authority do you have jurisdiction here?"....

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tribal Agenda: Abercrombie led push to Exempt Akaka Tribe from State, Federal Laws
By Andrew Walden @ 11:09 PM :: 9788 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

In December, 2009, then-Representative Neil Abercrombie introduced an amendment to the Akaka Bill HR2314 which marked a sharp departure from previous versions....

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Report Exposes Scheme to Funnel Interior Department Money to Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 AM :: 13946 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...even a failed grab for federal money has apparently been enough for CNHA to turn DHHL and OHA inside out....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 9315 Views :: Office of Elections

...twelve candidates have no challenger....

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Friday, May 30, 2014
Appeals Court Rules: Hanabusa a Big Loser on Waimanalo Gulch
By Andrew Walden @ 11:29 PM :: 5604 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Today the Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled on Hanabusa v Honolulu, Colleen Hanabusa's fake effort to fight to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 10:51 PM :: 3974 Views :: Office of Elections

With the June 3 deadline to file quickly approaching, the Office of Elections is updating filing information daily....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 PM :: 3891 Views :: Office of Elections

With the June 3 deadline to file quickly approaching, the Office of Elections is updating filing information daily....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hawaii Memorial Day Ceremonies
By Andrew Walden @ 9:07 PM :: 5759 Views :: Military

NOTE: Flags to fly at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Feds Secretly “Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe”--Since 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 12274 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the Interior Department has quietly launched “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe” three times since 2012....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
May 23, 2014: Office of Elections Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 3:29 AM :: 4219 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Office of Elections has released its candidate report for the week ending May 23, 2014....

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Congressional Delegation Blocks Obamacare Exemption to Avoid “Awkward Political Narrative”
By Andrew Walden @ 8:46 PM :: 9129 Views :: Democratic Party, Health Care, Politicians, Obama

"...we wrote to our congressional delegation and were told, in no uncertain terms, that we would not be able to secure it...."

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sledgehammer Tom Brower Taxpayer-Funded Survey: Should Homeless Shopping Carts be ‘Disposed’?
By Andrew Walden @ 3:44 AM :: 6065 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians
If the sledgehammer is personal property, why is Brower using state-funded mailings to poll whether to use it again?
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Djou, Aiona Rally State GOP Convention
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 5985 Views :: Republican Party

GOP Candidates were center stage at the Hawaii Republican Party State Convention at Kaneohe's Koolau Ballroom Saturday....

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Friday, May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 10:53 PM :: 4548 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 16, 2014....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
OHA Chaos: Machado, Crabbe Dueling Statements (full text)
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 AM :: 7770 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"The stakes are far too high for OHA to proceed...." -- Crabbe

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
May 9, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 AM :: 4206 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 9, 2014....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 PM :: 4391 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending May 2, 2014....

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Friday, May 2, 2014
Final Deadline: Hawaii Spends the Most and Gets the Least from Obamacare
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 3376 Views

Hawaii spent $920 per enrollment, and $87 per uninsured person and enrolled the fewest people in the USA.  Nobody spent more and nobody achieved less.... 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Marriage and Religious Freedom: Heritage Foundation Events May 6-8 Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 6519 Views :: Family, First Amendment
  • Kihei Maui May 6
  • Kona & Hilo May 7
  • Honolulu May 8
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Complete List of Bills up for Final reading in House and Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 1:55 PM :: 4263 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...bills up for final reading in the Senate and House on Tuesday, April 29....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
April 25, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 AM :: 4614 Views :: Office of Elections
The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 25, 2014.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 3915 Views :: Health Care

Last November, this writer filled out an incomplete application for an individual marketplace plan on the Health Connector....

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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 8270 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Obama

To see what coverage of the delegation looks like in a newspaper which does not worship at the shrine of home-state congressional seniority, readers must turn to the Wall Street Journal....

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Friday, April 18, 2014
April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 11:16 PM :: 3910 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 17, 2014....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
By Andrew Walden @ 11:14 PM :: 4441 Views
Ansaldo Breda is "likely to jeopardize the future of Finmeccanica."
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 PM :: 10844 Views :: Democratic Party, Congressional Delegation, Politicians
Is ‘Henningsen’s letter’ real?  Will “Endorsement-Gate” blow up in Abercrombie’s face?
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 14863 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"So if you hear of ‘secret’ trips or backroom dealing, rest assured that we aren’t straying from the process.  We’re doing our job to keep diplomacy alive and keeping all options open...."

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
April 11, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 AM :: 4058 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 11, 2014....

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Second Crossover: Complete List of House and Senate Bills
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 3713 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Here is a complete list of the bills under consideration for Third Reading before Crossover....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Hawaii to be First State to Dump Obamacare Health Exchange?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 7504 Views :: Health Care

The governor plans to push for a waiver....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
HSTA Candidate Questionnaire Challenges Teacher Evaluations
By Andrew Walden @ 6:57 PM :: 5054 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

"Let's hope the legislative carping isn't a sign that teachers are trying to worm out of evaluations they agreed to in order to get pay raises, just as they once before reneged on drug tests...."

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 14049 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

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Saturday, April 5, 2014
April 4, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 AM :: 4135 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 4, 2014....

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
OHA’s “New Body Politic” Will Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 10559 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...If you are not politicized, you are not Hawaiian....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 38229 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii History, OHA

The life of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole tells the story of how Hawaiians came to be Hawaiian-Americans.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Two Weeks after Price Fixing Settlement, Saltchuk Named 'World's Most Ethical' Company
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 PM :: 7157 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

Like price fixing, 'thought leadership' is a pretty good gig...until you get caught....

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Rep Pat Saiki Elected GOP Chair
By Andrew Walden @ 2:32 AM :: 5364 Views :: Republican Party

the Hawaii Republican State Committee voted 37-8 with one abstention to elect former US Rep Pat Saiki Party Chair....

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
SB2435HD1: Will GMO Labeling come back to Life in Frankenbill?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 4224 Views :: GMOs

The hearing—with decision making to follow--is set for March 20, 2014 at 9:35am in the State Capitol Auditorium....

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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Solomon Pushes for Approval of Mililani Trask's Overpriced Geothermal Contract
By Andrew Walden @ 8:16 PM :: 12888 Views :: Energy, OHA, Cost of Living

...IDG officers and associates gave over $10,000 to Malama Solomon for her tightly contested 2012 primary race against Lorraine Inouye....

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Sunday, March 9, 2014
HB1503: Prohibit Landlords from Evicting Marijuana Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 7438 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Topping off the irony, Rep Rhoads also introduced HB2577  which would ban indoor tobacco smoking in public housing....

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Saturday, March 8, 2014
March 7, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
By Andrew Walden @ 1:57 AM :: 4220 Views :: Office of Elections

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending March 7, 2014....

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Zoning Board: Abercrombie's Supreme Court Pick Operating Illegal Enterprise for Over a Decade
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 7943 Views :: Judiciary
Did Wilson see fit to advise the Judicial Selection Commission or the Abercrombie Administration of his long-running and on-going illegality? 
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Hawaii Obamacare Medicaid Applications–Even Less Than The Few
By Andrew Walden @ 2:43 AM :: 3637 Views :: Health Care

The post-Obamacare increase averages out to an additional 1,174 persons applying for Medicaid each month since October 1.... 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tulsi Gabbard Office Manager tied to Chris Butler Cult
By Andrew Walden @ 1:35 PM :: 21939 Views :: Tulsi Gabbard

Cults are known for their ability to draw in devotees and make them worship the leader.  In a recent poll, Tulsi Gabbard’s popularity was tops among Hawaii politicians at 76%....

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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Letter: Waikiki Rep Brower Threatening to Smash More Shopping Carts?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 6037 Views :: Homelessness, Politicians

Brower mentions “carts” ten times, and suggests his attacks were part of an effort to "create a better society."

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