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Sunday, August 6, 2017
DoE Student Absenteeism Over 20%
By Andrew Walden @ 8:49 PM :: 6558 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

... DoE student absenteeism is caused by DoE teacher absenteeism ....

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Telescope: Judge Recommends Permit Be Issued, Land Board Hearing Set for Sept 20
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 AM :: 7768 Views :: Higher Education, OHA

...BLNR Chair Suzanne Case set Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 to hear oral arguments in the Contested Case Hearing for the Thirty Meter Telescope....

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
$1.6B Available to Pay for Rail -- Without Raising Taxes
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 AM :: 8691 Views :: Rail, Taxes

... we found $1.595B being siphoned off of Rail for non-rail purposes ....

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
GE Tax Equivalent to 13% Sales Tax
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 6058 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii GET taxes many products multiple times and ultimately taxes 99.21 percent of the state’s personal income compared to the national median sales tax which applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....

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Friday, June 9, 2017
Global Warmers: Waikiki Sea Level Rise Will Drown Trump Hotel
By Andrew Walden @ 12:43 AM :: 3876 Views :: Environment

...oddly enough, global warmers are still not lining up to accept my very generous offer of 10% of assessed value for their Hawaii oceanfront real estate....

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Conflict of Interest: OHA Audit Committee Member Secretly owns OHA’s Former Poi Mill
By Andrew Walden @ 11:19 PM :: 10270 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

Guess who owns Makaweli poi mill now?

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Star-Adv Flacks for DHS Insiders--Trashes Peter Boy Book
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 7543 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...entrenched interests within the DHS culture of secrecy are afraid of this book and its contents....

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Sunday, May 14, 2017
Hawaii Republicans Elect Ostrov Chair
By Andrew Walden @ 12:34 AM :: 5197 Views :: Republican Party

Report from the 2017 Hawaii Republican Party convention....

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Sunday, May 7, 2017
OHA Procurement Violations: Crabbe, Lindsey and the $435K Beamer
By Andrew Walden @ 12:10 AM :: 13740 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Multiple procurement violations underlie a secret $435,000 contract between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and a company owned by UH Law Professor Kamana Beamer.....

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Complete List of Bills Passed by the 2017 Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 AM :: 5828 Views :: Hawaii State Government

229 Bills have been passed by the Legislature.  15 have been signed into law as of May 4.  Another 214 are awaiting Gubernatorial action....

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 19637 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Military, Politicians

...Orig published June 23, 2012.  Republished to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the extermination of Osama bin-Laden....

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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Tracking Tax Hike Bills: And Then There Were Two
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 PM :: 20848 Views :: Taxes

TAT Tax Hike for Rail and HSTA and a Massive Income tax Hike on Small Business Owners....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Fake Methodology: Health Department Claims 11% of Hawaii HS Students are LGBTQ
By Andrew Walden @ 3:46 PM :: 6745 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
Are you committing a thought crime right now?
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kawananakoa Letter Debunks OHA LLCs Claim to be Immune from UIPA
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 6770 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...attorneys representing Abigail Kawananakoa effectively debunk arguments used by the LLC lawyer Kimberly Greeley in opposition to an earlier open records request--which is still pending--from Hawai'i Free Press....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 AM :: 7634 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

On March 6 Hawai’i Free Press carried an article reporting on SB501: “Hawaii lawmakers are censoring pro-lifers who were defending free speech”.  Now the Attorney General has weighed in....

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Sunday, April 2, 2017
Carnival Cancelled Thanks to OHA Money Grab?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 8155 Views :: Maui County, OHA, Small Business

“A little over half of this increase is attributable to State wharfage charges"

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Another Step Towards an OHA Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 5776 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the audit of “OHA and its subsidiaries” should include the six secretive LLCs owned by OHA....

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Saturday, March 11, 2017
A Short History of Islam in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 AM :: 16460 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Religion

On the trail to Hawaii Islam Day: Saudi money, Libyan assassins, Palestinian Jihad, London bombers, Malaysian sodomy, and laughing Islamists....

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Monday, March 6, 2017
Three Political Parties to be Removed from Hawaii Ballot
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 5082 Views :: Office of Elections

Mufi Hannemann’s Hawaii Independent Party, the Constitution Party, and The American Shopping Party are to be disqualified from the Hawaii ballot for 2018....

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Sunday, March 5, 2017
HCDA Solar Project: Fraud, bribery and 23 Hawaiian sites
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 4196 Views

"...Everything seemed fine until Sabharwal tried to give an $18,000 bribe to a federal Environmental Protection Agency official...."

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Former Omidyar ‘Journalist’ Charged with Threats Against Jewish Centers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 9726 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Pierre Omidyar

Another black eye for Ebay and Paypal owner, Hawaii luxury resort developer, and Civil Beat publisher Pierre Omidyar....

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
HB1297: State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 PM :: 8073 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

In spite of zero media attention, HB1297 drew 747 pages of opposition testimony from angry Hawaiians ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Caldwell: My Latest Appointee Helped Deliver Lots of Muslims to Europe
By Andrew Walden @ 3:12 PM :: 5408 Views :: Honolulu County

"...NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale...."

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Most 2016 GEMS Loans Went to One Insider
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 7918 Views :: Energy, Ethics

In its 2016 Annual Report to the Legislature (pg4), HGIA explains it could write more loans if only its Board had more insiders....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Shell Game: Short Form Bills on the Move
By Andrew Walden @ 7:34 PM :: 4896 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...100 “Short Form” bills have been introduced to the Hawaii legislature....

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
SB1056: Seawater Air Conditioning to Become New High Tech Tax Credit Scam?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:33 PM :: 8228 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the sea water air conditioning business can use the funds to pay management highly inflated salaries, purchase other business opportunities, build sea water air conditioning plants outside of the State, or for any other purpose....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
OHA LLCs—A License to Self-Deal
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 PM :: 8381 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“…the Managers shall have the power and authority on behalf of the Company to acquire or lease any real or personal property from any Person, whether or not such Person is directly or indirectly affiliated or connected with the Managers or any Member….“

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
After Speaking at Anti-Trump Rally, Rep Beth Fukumoto Prepares to Quit GOP
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 12787 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Republican Party
Which Democrat will be elbowed aside to make way for their latest addition?
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rep Kaniela Ing: Tickets, Lies, and Bin Laden
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 8750 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Politicians

...Legislative Candidate Mark Ing: Bin Laden Was “Leading a Movement Against the American Crusade”

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Robert Lindsey: OHA Trustees Must “Walk on Water, Be Holier Than Thou”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 6244 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"I have said at our People's table several times and I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record: To be at our table one must have 'clean hands,' 'be able to walk on water (like Jesus)' and be 'Holier than thou.'"

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
OHA 2016 Check Register: Money Flows to Lawyers, LLCs, Insiders and More
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 8650 Views :: Ethics, OHA

See the complete, searchable OHA FY2016 Check Register ....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Crabbes in the Bucket: Secret OHA Employee Surveys Reveal Distrust, Anger
By Andrew Walden @ 3:23 AM :: 6083 Views :: OHA

"Too much want-a-bees getting caught up in the hype of being N(ative) H(awaiian) cultural experts...."

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
OHA’s Hidden LLCs: Why Plead Guilty to Stealing $14M?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 10734 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... LLCs hide some of the fattest salaries in OHA--and much, much more ....

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Sunday, January 8, 2017
Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 12955 Views :: Ethics, OHA

According to its attorney, a private company controlled by OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe now possesses sole title to the 1,875 acres comprising Waimea Valley....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
By Andrew Walden @ 9:17 PM :: 6777 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Hawley Iona, Chief Financial Officer of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs resigned this week....

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Downtown Café Serves Crooked Politicians -- but not Trump Voters
By Andrew Walden @ 1:32 AM :: 8592 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

... they let Nestor Garcia eat there ....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tax Credits: Cronies and Phonies Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 PM :: 5848 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

The Act 221 High-Tech Tax Credit Scam, abolished in 2010, still cost Hawaii $38.4M four years later....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
FULL TEXT: After Lying for Weeks, City Finalizes Ko Olina Sewage Spill Report
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 3010 Views

...201,600 gallons of untreated sewage....

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Monday, December 12, 2016
OHA Fishing for Money from Fishermen?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 7381 Views :: OHA, Small Business, Taxes

OHA may be able to pick boaters’ pockets, but it turns out shore-bound fishermen are protected....

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
OHA: Akina Sworn in, Akana Ousts Lindsey as Chair
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 4413 Views :: OHA

After this morning’s swearing-in of newly elected Trustee Kelii Akina, OHA Trustees got right down to business....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
BoE Approves Amended Strategic Plan
By Andrew Walden @ 12:17 AM :: 6087 Views :: Education K-12

...HSTA Asks BoE to Reject Plan....

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Harbors Division Fee Hike designed to boost $77M OHA Slush Fund?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 PM :: 11113 Views :: Economy, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

...OHA milked $12,684,000 from Harbors Division in 2015....

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Documents Reveal Waihee Hustles Indians for $2M
By Andrew Walden @ 1:40 AM :: 11674 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

Many of $2.168M in expenses are nebulous, making it easy for the usual suspects to score padded communications and media contracts....

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Ethics Complaint: OHA Insiders Take Kickbacks from Kakaako Makai Projects
By Andrew Walden @ 1:26 AM :: 14920 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

...Trustees and Executive staffers manipulated the Kakaako RFP process to ensure that the Kuhikuhi Puuone (WCIT, DTL, and EKF) would receive the award....

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Final Read—Hawaii Election Results
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 AM :: 8244 Views :: Office of Elections

...Akina for OHA winning with all precincts reporting!....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Hawaii House Leaders Agree—No Fake Indian Tribe Needed
By Andrew Walden @ 11:10 PM :: 5900 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

You’ve got some influential friends in the House....

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Instead of Submitting Plan, HART begs Feds for Another Extension
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 AM :: 3965 Views :: Rail

"The City is requesting an extension of the December 2016 Recovery Plan submittal date to June 30, 2017"

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Monday, October 3, 2016
HR3764 is on the Move—Bill Blocks Recognition of Indian Tribes Without Congressional Vote
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 6947 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Two weeks after the Committee vote, the Obama Administration published its “final rule” bypassing Congress with administrative recognition of a fake Hawaiian Indian tribe....

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Sunday, October 2, 2016
HIDOT Fails to Answer -- $78K Administrative Cost Per Mile
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 7555 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

"...Our numbers come from the DOT submittals to the federal government for the HI state-owned road system, so if they are ‘wrong’ then the DOT needs to say why they submitted them ‘wrong’...."

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
UH Manoa Celebrates Day Muslims Tricked Hawaii Legislature into Honoring Islam on September 11th
By Andrew Walden @ 10:20 PM :: 7304 Views :: Higher Education, Religion

In 2009, Muslims tricked the Hawaii Legislature into celebrating 'Islam Day' on September 24--which is September 11 in the old Julian calendar.  Seven years later, UH Manoa professors are still feeling the thrill ....

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