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Thursday, July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Truth in Accounting: Hawaii Hiding 71 Percent of Retirement Debt
  2. Did They Sneak Your Name onto the Native Hawaiian Roll?
  3. HART: Caldwell Appoints 'Expert' tied to Rail Projects Even More Messed up than Ours
  4. Molasses Spill Produces $15M Windfall for State
  5. Will Hawaii Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Programs Boost Baby Parts Business?
  6. Washington Legislators Ask Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Unit Overseeing Hawaii
  7. VIDEO: Planned Parenthood VP Discusses Contract Details, Aborted Body Parts Pricing, and How to Not “Get Caught”
  8. Pine: Homeless Solutions for Leeward Oahu
  9. Democrats for Education Reform: 'Power to the Local School'
  10. Protesters Enforced Mauna Kea Checkpoint, Most Police Complied -- Now, Possible Discipline for Those who Did Not 
  11. Peter Apo: Our Ancestors Would Have Built TMT atop a Temple (and collected ground rent)
  12. NextEra CEO Deluded About Hawaii Regulatory Environment
  13. $30M Cash Giveaway to Businesses Hurt by Rail?
  14. Sheriff, First Deputy, other Deputies and Internal Affairs all Implicated in DUI Coverup
  15. Hawaii Co Council committee to Pretend to mull pCard audit Tuesday
  16. Leading Anti-GMO Activist Refuses to File Financial Disclosure
  17. Hawaii sugar industry blames Unequal Trade for Collapse
  18. UPW Lets City Keep New Ambulance Schedule, for now
  19. Kauai County handles investigation into death of teen, turns Police DUI case over to state
  20. Mainland Homosexuals open Honolulu Nightclub With 'Dirty Blowup Dolls' Theme

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kanaiolowalu Strips 27,470 ‘Unverifiable’ Names, Publishes ‘Certified’ Roll 
  2. McDermott: Investigate Hawaii Planned Parenthood Operations
  3. School Safety: Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
  4. Diesel Price Gouging-- Collusion?
  5. HART Lets Ansaldo Score $13.2M Windfall for plan projected to lose 14,200 daily riders
  6. DC Law firm Invents Six Figure Position for Ige's Family
  7. Ige's Homeless 'Leadership' Enough to Fool Civil Beat
  8. UPW, Caldwell Slow Process of Rehabilitating 400 Vacant Public Housing Units
  9. Dozens rally against Planned Parenthood in Honolulu
  10. Sex Trafficking Debated
  11. Former PUC Chair Speaks Out Against Solar Subsidies
  12. Guam EPA spending questioned
  13. Judge Rules in Favor of Secret Government Deliberations
  14. HSTA president disputes DOE's AC estimate
  15. pCard charges Show Kenoi Trying to Get legislators Drunk; won’t say whether 3 questionable purchases were reimbursed
  16. Protesters attempting to block delivery of Maui telescope’s parts (again)
  17. Emergency rule limiting Mauna Kea access yet to be enforced
  18. Information regarding Lanai wind farm to remain confidential, state agency says
  19. The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture
  20. North Shore residents want parks privatized to maintain filthy beach bathrooms
  21. Lawsuit Settled: 8 HPD Officers Beat Two Hikers
  22. Hawaii Lowest Cost of Car Ownership
  23. Impaired driving and how it affects Hawaii
  24. KPD Officer Charged with DUI
  25. Congress Spends Another $13.7M on Papa Ola Lokahi

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Letters to the Editor July, 2015
Letters to the Editor
  • Diesel Price Gouging-- Collusion?
  • Battery Hype Debunked
  • Is Government a Business?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Honolulu Women Betrayed Demand Investigation of Planned Parenthood
  2. Planned Parenthood Dead Baby Sales--“We Can See How Much We Can Get Out of It”
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 27, 2015
  4. Bottle Tax to be Cut by Half Cent
  5. Ige Appoints Committee to Talk About Homelessness, Calls it Leadership
  6. Honolulu 4th Most Expensive City for Singles
  7. Ward: NOAA should not be given cart blanche over Hawaii Waters
  8. State Sheriff and First Deputy Suspended
  9. Presidential Fundrace: Hawaii Republicans Give Nothing to Trump, Bush
  10. Mental Hospital Assaults Enough to Get New Building?
  11. DOE spends millions to turn elementary school into Admin Offices, AC included
  12. State Gives $33.7M to Billionaire Movie Moguls
  13. HGEA Funnels Free Golf to State Employees
  14. Jay made more than $13,000 a month in bonuses, UH says
  15. Gov terminates his homeless czar
  16. Wahiawa Homeless Camps Can Be Seen From Space
  17. School less a struggle for homeless kids When the Move into Houses
  18. Brower Nailed
  19. DLNR Warns Telescope Protesters Again and Again 
  20. 20 Years Later--Murderer Claims to be Innocent, Says evidence is a Big Conspiracy
  21. Will Consumer Advocate Come to NextEra's Rescue?
  22. Hawaii Church-Sponsored Boy Scouts Have Exemption Allowing them to keep Homosexuals Away from Little Boys
  23. Hundreds Testify on Humpback De-Listing
  24. Oahu: 200MW Pumped Hydro Beats New Batteries
  25. Local man’s GMO creation saved isles’ papaya industry
  26. Organic Slave Driver: Ruderman Paid Some Workers Less than $10/hr
  27. Review: Latest Anti-GMO Agit-Prop Flick

Monday, July 27, 2015
July 27, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Star-Adv: Kanaiolowalu Roll Commission Does not Inspire Confidence
  2. Former legislator and PUC chair, Mina Morita, blasts third party owners of rooftop solar
  3. Ige The Engineer? Technocratic hubris has turned the state exchanges into a series of train wrecks
  4. Will Ige Block Federal Grab for Hawaiian Waters?
  5. Big Week Ahead for Honolulu Charter Commission
  6. Central Oahu feeling the impact of homeless population boom
  7. Proposed homeless camp in Lahaina no hit with neighbors
  8. Enviros Win: Developer Cancels 1100 unit Affordable Development, will build 55 super luxury Estates instead
  9. DoE Tries Design-Build Again
  10. Hawaii Schools Missing Out on Aid They’re Due for Serving Military Families
  11. Federal Employment Dropping In Hawaii--700 Net Jobs Lost in Year
  12. Fired Caddy Spills Beans on Allenby's Honolulu Mishap
  13. Why a group of American Samoans sued the government for US Citizenship

Sunday, July 26, 2015
July 26, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who’s the Boss, Anyway? (Part 2)
  2. Food Babe vs Hawaii Papaya Farmers
  3. DoE Fined $1.1M for Illegal Dumping
  4. Cronies Push Taxpayer-Funded Government Takeover of Hawaiian Electric
  5. Telescope Protesters Target Astronomy Convention in Waikiki
  6. Honolulu residents give up, leave for greener pastures
  7. Media Campaign Highlights Homeless Camps at Diamond Head, Lake Wilson
  8. A look at power uncovers a lot of weak-mindedness
  9. Waianae Coast Homeless Success Story
  10. ‘Employment first’ for the Disabled
  11. Hawaii County No. 1 in suicides
  12. Hawaii Planned Parenthood Wants to Normalize Conversation About Gay Sex
  13. Star-Adv: Lets Keep Using Garbage Policy to Brainwash the Public
  14. Maui County Lobbyist registration law being ignored

Saturday, July 25, 2015
July 25, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Clean Energy Fail: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08
  2. Former Attorney General Says Rail votes invalid
  3. DHHL Phone Service Provide by Criminal Hee, Now What? 
  4. Hee's Inter-Island, Oahu Cables May be Repossessed for Non-Payment
  5. Honolulu Council resolution calls for study of Municipally-Owned Utility--Pretends it is a Co-op
  6. Kauai Average electric bill $214 lower than previous year
  7. Electric Vehicle Catches Fire, Destroys Warehouse
  8. Convention center preparing security plan for possible protests at upcoming astronomy conference
  9. Signs up, no enforcement of rules on Mauna Kea
  10. Willie: Post P-Card Records on Line
  11. HHSC Kauai cuts 30 jobs--HGEA Member Admits Privatization is inevitable
  12. Alkies Choose Homelessness, Refuse Shelter
  13. Homeless Begin Opening Convenience Stores in Kakaako Camp
  14. Big Island Charter School -- Students 70% Homeless
  15. Attorney for former mental hospital employees speaks out after third recent patient-related attack
  16. $4M HPD computer, dispatch upgrade doesn't work
  17. Case highlights shortage of Micronesian court interpreters in Hawaii
  18. Interisland ferry research should begin early and needs to be done well

Friday, July 24, 2015
July 24, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Thousands of Hawaiians Fraudulently Added to Kanaiolowalu Roll, 23,000 to be Stripped out by Roll Commission
  2. Report: 51% of Honolulu Roads in Poor Condition
  3. Hawaii Gas Taxes 3rd Highest in USA
  4. Honolulu sewer bonds sell at interest rate higher than bankrupt Detroit
  5. Greece, Puerto Rico and the Jones Act
  6. No More Bee-Pocalypse
  7. Hawaii Councilman Proposes Reforms After P-Card Audit
  8. Opposition to NextEra: "It all comes down to political influence"
  9. Borreca: Door Slammed in NextEra's Face
  10. Hundreds of State Employees, Board Members Refuse to Report Finances
  11. PBN: Hawaii’s public schools made steady progress
  12. The new chairman of the state Board of Education is pursuing the goal of giving more authority to principals
  13. Bleeding Hears Liberals Let Thugs Take Control of Homeless Camp
  14. City official claims plan coming for 'safe haven' for Kakaako homeless
  15. Brower: Attack on Me is Beginning of the Solution
  16. Hawaii State Hospital safety in question after two assaults this week
  17. National Republicans vote to Liberate Hawaii from Anti-GMO Lunatics--Takai, Gabbard vote against
  18. Cost of Living: Hawaii Minimum Wage 28% Lower than Arkansas
  19. Council trashes bag-tag bill
  20. Whistleblower says Red Hill leak may be closer to 40,000 gallons
  21. Hawaii Legislature Should Rethink Regulation for Taxis, Uber and Lyft
  22. State Sen. Breene Harimoto to be treated for pancreatic cancer
  23. Top Secret Air Force Unit Worked out of Hawaii for 28 Years

Thursday, July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Kanaiolowalu Roll Published
  2. Mother of Murdered Baby Challenges Hawaii Child Abuse Registry
  3. Strange News: DoE Builds School on Time, Under Budget
  4. Income qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2015-16
  5. UH research funding up after years of decline
  6. Illegal and Dishonest Scheme to Slip Rail Tax Hike Thru Council
  7. NextEra purchase of HEI not dead, expert says
  8. Hawaii Solar Energy Assoc President Resigns in Protest
  9. Hawaiian Educational Achievement 'Grounded in Faith'
  10. Star Adv: DoH Shouldn't Make it too easy to get 'medical' weed
  11. Hawaii’s Student Travel Still Up in the Air as Free Trips Debated
  12. Rail Dream: Cellphones, Internet, and Obamanomics Quash Cars and Nuclear Family
  13. Tent Count up to 236 at Kakaako
  14. Assaults in Kakaako soaring
  15. Libraries Converted to Daytime Flophouses
  16. 11,000 Wait for public housing
  17. City Council to review ohana housing proposal Thursday
  18. City council committee approves settlement in police brutality lawsuit
  19. NCAA hearing for UH postponed again as HGEA Pursues $1.4M 'Grievance' for Unionized Coach
  20. DOE, companies face $1.1 million fine over illegal dumping allegations
  21. Caldwell Seeks $1.5M Fee Hike on Recyclers
  22. Kauai Council close to losing barking law
  23. Homosexual Child Molester Gets 29 Years in Federal Prison

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. FULL TEXT: Ige Administration Testimony Against NextEra Merger
  2. Video: Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices
  3. Cities Americans are Leaving: Honolulu Ranks 4th
  4. Nai Aupuni Bylaws Confirm it is Running a State Election
  5. Caldwell Shuts Down Investigation of Hanabusa, Kealoha
  6. Telescope Protesters Time Filings Around Giant Waikiki Astronomy Conference
  7. Hawaiian Electric: Suddenly Everybody Wants to Defend their Monopoly
  8. NextEra-Hawaiian Electric not backing down after Gov. David Ige, others oppose $4.3B sale
  9. Lawmakers looking at other alternatives over NextEra-HECO sale
  10. Squabbles over rail reflect divisions among legislators
  11. Hawaii County Council Finally Finds a Way to pretend to do Something About P-Card Corruption Without Hurting their Precious Billy
  12. SLATE Debunks Anti-GMO UH Professor
  13. City Spends $750,000 a Year to Provide Trash Removal Services to Homeless Camps
  14. More Robberies, Assaults at Kakaako Homeless Camp
  15. Questions about clearing Kakaako encampment
  16. Honolulu home rents go through the roof
  17. Bird enthusiasts help defer Council bill
  18. Deadbeat Obamacare Connector Stiffs Two Contractors for $2.7M
  19. The Queen's Medical Center, Kaiser rank best hospitals in Hawaii, U. S. News reports
  20. Kauai veterans sound off on Trump’s controversial war hero remarks

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UHERO: Decoupling Socks Electric Ratepayers with Soaring Fixed Costs
  2. Kids Count: One in Eight Children in Hawaii Live in Poverty
  3. Ige Appoints Moriguchi Director of Early Learning
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 20, 2015
  5. Renewables Losing Support Worldwide
  6. Ige opposes NextEra deal--Loss of Local Political Control
  7. Will Honolulu Ethics Commission Take the Gag Off its Director?
  8. Ige Scores Victory over Protesters? -- By Sacrificing Three Telescopes 
  9. Mayor, Governor agree to Build Kakaako homeless camp on OHA Land--or not?
  10. Mainland Homeless Fly to Hawaii, Refuse Shelter
  11. Feds could slash Hawaii's affordable housing funding
  12. Audit finds misuse of Hawaii County credit cards by Kenoi and Liquor Commissioner
  13. Rep Ing Racks Up Thousands in 'Per Diems'
  14. Hawaii energy group studies potential savings of proposed cooperative utility ownership model
  15. HHSC: Could Slip-Fall Lawsuit Save HGEA Job Trust?
  16. PBN: New industry could lead to 'pot' of gold
  17. Potheads Will be Able to Apply for Dope 'Prescription' Online
  18. Anti-GMO Luxury Realtor Rants, Raves About 'Conspiracy'
  19. Hawaii County Council Considers Garbage Tax
  20. Hawaii Homeowners Have Highest % Home Equity
  21. One in Four Restaurants Fail Inspection

Monday, July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA Trustee to Use Trust Funds to Sell Marijuana?
  2. Jones Act Squeezes Mainland Cattle Industry
  3. Mauna Kea: National Guard was Called out Last Time 'Landlord Came to Collect Rent'
  4. TMT protesters cling to discredited legal defense
  5. Violence near Oahu homeless areas appears to be on the rise
  6. Defense Attorney Hopes to Score Settlement on Haleck Case
  7. Hilo Pioneers Nationwide Scheme: Food stamp use soars at farmers markets
  8. HSTA Teacher Evades Evaluation
  9. Bill eases way to add units to home lots

Sunday, July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Post-Employment Benefits Are King
  2. Despite big talk, legislators, governor rolled over on rail
  3. Big Talk: Legislators Demand Caldwell Apologize for Lying About Rail Tax
  4. Ige’s no-drama approach steady but lacks an agenda
  5. Caldwell Pushes Homeless into Ige's territory: DoT Properties Become 'Safe Zone' for Homeless
  6. Hawaii Co Auditor: Only Liquor Commissioner is as Corrupt as Billy Kenoi
  7. Political Spoils System:  Kenoi bending contract employee rules
  8. NOAA: We Will Take Over Moanalua Bay
  9. TMT attorney had inside track on legal issues
  10. Rail Reality: TOD Will Increase Traffic
  11. Homelessness: Chronics to be Cleared out before Families
  12. Martin questions Caldwell's $1.2M consulting fee for Ala Moana Beach Park
  13. More Shenanigans With UH Athletic Contracts
  14. Maui County taxi drivers suffering as Uber drivers take a detour around regulations

Saturday, July 18, 2015
July 18, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NOAA Vote on Federal Takeover of Hawaii Waters Monday
  2. UH Hilo spending $33,000 to ensure U.S. flag does not fly above state flag
  3. Paniolo Power to Withdraw from Merger Docket
  4. Clean Energy? Kicking Hawaii Consumers When They're Already Down
  5. HART seeks applicants for vacancy on Board of Directors
  6. Lawsuit: Kaiser Barely Pays for Medevac
  7. Ethics Silenced: Hanabusa Represents Councilmembers While Serving on HART Board
  8. Chief's Wife Sues:  Caldwell Fires Last City Ethics Investigator
  9. Martin, Ige Conspire to Grab Control of Homeless Policy from Caldwell
  10. Homeless teen attacks woman in Kakaako
  11. DLNR official's 'Scarface' post called inflammatory
  12. Hee's Vision: We Remain Committee to Stealing Your Tax Dollars
  13. HCDA Seeks 'Control Over Land Prices'
  14. Hearing will explore how Hawaii consumers are protected against unfair health insurance rate increases
  15. Army Drawdown Will Impact Civilians
  16. Lawyers Scheme with Rhoads to use Medicated Marijuana Law to Sue Businesses that fire Potheads
  17. KIUC Not Fooled by Battery Hype, But HECO is
  18. Brazil Ethanol Still Coming to Hawaii
  19. Code Rebel: Another Hawaii High Tech Disaster
  20. Soft On Crime: Attempted Murder, out by September
  21. Resolve differences to pass bill helping prostitution victims

Friday, July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Ohana of Hawaii WW1 Vets Fight to Save Natatorium
  2. East Oahu: 400 Testify Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay
  3. Nearly 70K Solar Systems Approved in Hawaii
  4. Report: 154,000 Senior Caregivers in Hawaii
  5. 400 percent gas tax hike for Hawaii?
  6. With Rail Tax Hike Approved, Station Bids Keep Getting Lower and Lower
  7. Hawaii state budget office imposes 10% across-the-board restriction on spending in FY16
  8. Isle homelessness grows, but things stay the same
  9. UPW Causes Homelessness
  10. Creative use of VA program could get homeless vets housed faster--If HGEA Allows it
  11. Civil Beat Whines About Maunalua Bay Protests

Thursday, July 16, 2015
July 16, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 'Aha Ambush: 'Notice of Election' for Fake Indian Tribe to be Mailed out Today
  2. East Oahu: 400 Testify Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay
  3. Solar Scammers Hustle Homeowners on Kauai
  4. Ige Signs Marijuana Bill, Allows Four Others to become Law Without Signature
  5. Ige Signs Rail Tax Hike
  6. Time Warner to Sell Oceanic to Charter Communications
  7. Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project
  8. Government should not reward incompetence at Office of Elections
  9. Hawaii National Guard: there's been no request to respond to Mauna Kea
  10. Solar Schemers Would Score 23.6 cents per KWH Wholesale
  11. Caldwell unveils plans for Ala Moana beach park
  12. Auto shops see increase in damage reportedly caused by rail work
  13. Another Police officer charged with abuse, investigations opened
  14. Soft on Crime: Convicted Killer Gets New Trial
  15. Soft on Crime: Mental Case Released, Kills Neighbor on Kauai
  16. Fatal Crash Prompts Marines To Change Osprey Flight Rules

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Vetoes Eight Bills
  2. New FEMA Flood Insurance Maps Hit Hard --Kihei, Waikapu, Kaunakakai
  3. Video: Planned Parenthood Selling Dead Baby Organs
  4. Unhealthy Fixation
  5. Telescope Protesters to Take 4-Month Break from Protests
  6. Mental evaluation ordered for Libertarian LG Candidate arrested twice on Mauna Kea
  7. Tension breaks out between community residents and Mauna Kea activists
  8. Without Pule: Tongan, Micronesian, Hawaiian Students Most Likely to be Suspended
  9. Ige Allows Rail Tax Hike to become Law--And HART Suddenly Stops Obstructing Traffic
  10. Packed house as hundreds reject Federal Control of Maunalua Bay
  11. Remembering The Judiciary Scandal of the mid-1980s
  12. Puerto Rico Gun case may have ripple effect in Guam, Hawaii
  13. Soft-on-Crime: Alleged Hit and Run Killer Getting Off Easy--Again?
  14. Kanuha accepts Tobacco Coalition gifts while sponsoring E-Cig Ban
  15. Total Failure: Battery Disaster Strands Solar Plane in Hawaii Til 2016
  16. Enviros Now Push for Ban on Compostable Bags
  17. Ige Promotes Homeless Villages With Real Houses--Brower Wants Tent Cities Everywhere
  18. Enviros Oppose Affordable Housing Plan
  19. City approves dune buggy business after significant delays
  20. Kapolei canal contamination

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
July 14, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
  2. It's time to end net energy metering
  3. Ige Appoints Mizumoto Chair of BoE
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 13, 2015
  5. Consumer Energy Expenses--Hawaii Ranks 28th
  6. Tax fairness bill signed into law
  7. Mauna Kea Summit Road reopened, Visitor Center Remains Closed
  8. Gallup: Older Americans have highest well-being in Hawaii
  9. East Oahu Rallies Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay
  10. Feds Promote Classes in Honolulu City Parks
  11. Criminal Al Hee Guilty on All Counts
  12. Libertarian Candidate for Lt Gov Rams Mauna Kea Vehicle at 230am 
  13. Ige confronts last-minute bill signing, veto decisions
  14. Anti-Cane Burning Activists Compared to 'Les Miserables'
  15. Phony Clean Energy: Hawaii one of only 8 States to Increase CO2 Output
  16. Hawaiian Electric Co. can recoup undersea cable study costs from customers
  17. Study says no place tougher to earn a living than Hawaii
  18. Mentally ill need more attention
  19. Hawaii eases process to lie about gender on birth certificates
  20. Bizarre News: WaPo Admits Not Everyone Thrilled About Trannies in Military
  21. Brower Considers Pressing Charges Against Homeless Boys he Provoked
  22. Autopsy: Meth Head Dies after Being Arrested
  23. Cab Companies Turn to City in Push for Uber, Lyft Regulations
  24. Mayor, Council chair say plastic bag ban not Oppressive Enough
  25. Hawaii County pCard audit almost ready
  26. KPD Retaliation: How to Make $100K
  27. Solar Impulse Plane Grounded in Hawaii by 'Irreversible' Battery Damage
  28. As assisted suicide laws spread, cancer survivors, disabled object

Monday, July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: After Two Months, OHA Coughs up Check Register
  2. Hawaiian Activists Reject OHA Telescope Protests
  3. Woman arrested for allegedly crashing car into Office of Mauna Kea Management vehicle
  4. Pimp Escapes Justice Thanks to Bumbling Honolulu Prosecutor
  5. The Care Act of 2015 Marks the Return of ‘Death Panels’
  6. MMMC Cardiac Center Falls Far Short of projections
  7. Only 348 Illegal Alien Children in Hawaii Apply for Protection from Deportation
  8. Thanks to UPW, 175 Public Housing Units Sitting Vacant While Homeless Live in Tents
  9. Emergency Services Cuts Overtime $700K--UPW Working to Kill Project
  10. Police investigate stabbing at Kalihi homeless camp
  11. Star-Adv: Bag Ban Must Become Even More Oppressive
  12. Kauai: "People should be forced to work with feral cats"
  13. HB1273 Will Allow Small Hydro Plants on Ag Land
  14. Obama Forcing Pentagon to Allow Trannies to Serve

Sunday, July 12, 2015
July 12, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Extend Comment Period for Proposed Hawaiian Homelands Rules
  2. Clean Energy Equals $418M Tax Hike?
  3. Protesters Suddenly Oppose Early Decommissioning of Telescopes, Want Lease Extensions
  4. Protesters Stand Down in Face of New Rule limiting access to Mauna Kea
  5. Rail Tax Lies: Caldwell Claims Legislators were in on it
  6. Flashback Feb 22, 2015: Caldwell Says he Can't Trust Legislators with Details on Rail Costs
  7. 3,000 Bills, 252 Approved, 8 Left to Veto
  8. One Party System: House, Senate Leaders Will not Override Vetoes Even though they have the votes
  9. Medicare underpayments, inflation hit hospitals and their patients hard
  10. Loss of Medicare funding threatens health care for Hawaii’s elderly
  11. Health Department Mental Health Exam Backlog -- Deadly 'gross negligence'
  12. Taxpayers take hit for Maui PD overtime abuses
  13. Maui Council frustrated with lack of control over collective bargaining costs
  14. Honolulu Council bill is for the birds, and a huge distraction, too
  15. Puerto Rico Cost of Living Like Hawaii's
  16. Solar Industry "Don’t Tax the Sun” rally
  17. Kauai: Feral Cat Fanatics Become Increasingly Obsessive, Threaten Each Other


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Study Suggest ‘Regressive’ Gas Tax Hike for Hawaii
by News Article Friday, July 31, 2015

...an economic study for commissioned by the state recommends Hawaii raise taxes on gasoline by $.85 per gallon....


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Hawaii Dodges $500M Bullet as Billionaire Movie Mogul Declares Bankruptcy
by Andrew Walden Thursday, July 30, 2015

The primary mover behind Relativity's failed "Accelerator Package"--Senate Ways and Means Chair David Ige....


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Senators Try to Separate Jones Act, Oil Export Ban
by Michael Hansen Thursday, July 30, 2015
"Century-old law looms as hurdle for exports push"
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Hawaii Family Forum: Let's Unite to Defund Planned Parenthood
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2015

On Monday, the U.S. Senate will be voting to prohibit the nation's largest abortion provider from receiving taxpayer funds....


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HTA: Visitor Arrivals, Spending Up in First Half of 2015
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2015

...visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands rose 4% and visitor spending increased 3.5%....


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Auditor: Lack of Procurement Controls Exposes Health Department to Waste and Abuse
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, July 30, 2015

Department provides little support for and minimal oversight of staff involved in procurements....


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First Day Back at School--Parents Greeted by Letter from Matayoshi
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2015

Follow our journey this year on our website and via social media — #ProudtoServeKeiki....


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Truth in Accounting: Hawaii Hiding 71 Percent of Retirement Debt
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2015

Because the state government uses outdated accounting methods, a vast majority of liabilities are excluded from its financial reporting....


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Pine: Homeless Solutions for Leeward Oahu
by Kym Pine Thursday, July 30, 2015

...almost a quarter of Oahu's unsheltered homeless are the Leeward district....


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Democrats for Education Reform: 'Power to the Local School'
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 30, 2015

Friday, July 31 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM | Manoa Grand Ballroom


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Washington Legislators Ask Attorney General to Investigate Planned Parenthood Unit Overseeing Hawaii
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2015

...34 legislators have sent a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson requesting him to investigate whether Planned Parenthood in Washington has been selling organs from aborted babies for financial gain....


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VIDEO: Planned Parenthood VP Discusses Contract Details, Aborted Body Parts Pricing, and How to Not “Get Caught”
by Video Video Thursday, July 30, 2015

...negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences....


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Will Hawaii Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Programs Boost Baby Parts Business?
by News Article Thursday, July 30, 2015

...Conflict of interest....


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Molasses Spill Produces $15M Windfall for State
by News Release Thursday, July 30, 2015

"This is one of the largest settlements for an environmental violation in Hawaii’s history,” said Chin....


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HART: Caldwell Appoints 'Expert' tied to Rail Projects Even More Messed up than Ours
by News Release Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mr Burns' extensive rail project experience includes the Third Street Light Rail and Central Subway Project in San Francisco....


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Did They Sneak Your Name onto the Native Hawaiian Roll?
by Video Video Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You Can Now See If Your Name Was Added Fraudulently To The Native Hawaiian Roll....


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School Safety: Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
by News Release Wednesday, July 29, 2015

... 2015's States with the Best & Worst School Systems ....


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McDermott: Investigate Hawaii Planned Parenthood Operations
by Rep Bob McDermott Tuesday, July 28, 2015

...involvement by Planned Parenthood of Hawaii in the illegal sale or transfer of infant organs....


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Kanaiolowalu Strips 27,470 ‘Unverifiable’ Names, Publishes ‘Certified’ Roll
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2015

... Certified Native Hawaiian roll posted online with only 95,690 names ....


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Ward: NOAA should not be given cart blanche over Hawaii Waters
by Gene Ward Tuesday, July 28, 2015

...I believe the SSMA is written in a rather one-sided manner....


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Planned Parenthood Dead Baby Sales--“We Can See How Much We Can Get Out of It”
by Video Video Tuesday, July 28, 2015

...Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts....


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Honolulu 4th Most Expensive City for Singles
by News Article Tuesday, July 28, 2015

For singles in Honolulu, the highest lifestyle-related costs are clothing and housing....


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Ige Appoints Committee to Talk About Homelessness, Calls it Leadership
by News Release Tuesday, July 28, 2015

...“The underlying issues that lead to homelessness ... cannot be resolved quickly,” said Gov. Ige....


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Bottle Tax to be Cut by Half Cent
by News Release Monday, July 27, 2015

...the state’s redemption rate decreased from 72.6 percent in fiscal year 2014 to 68.4 percent in the last fiscal year, which ended in June 2015....


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Honolulu Women Betrayed Demand Investigation of Planned Parenthood
by News Release Monday, July 27, 2015

...Tuesday, July 28th at 11AM....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 27, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, July 27, 2015
Senate: Surface Transportation Reauthorization 'Shell' – Cloture 
House: Coal Combustion Residuals – Passage 
House: Genetically Engineered Food – Passage 
House: Sanctuary Cities – Passage

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DoE Fined $1.1M for Illegal Dumping
by News Release Sunday, July 26, 2015

...the transported soil was contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, and mercury....


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Food Babe vs Hawaii Papaya Farmers
by Joni Kamiya Sunday, July 26, 2015

She posted an article telling her dimwitted, gullible followers to avoid Hawaiian papayas....


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Who’s the Boss, Anyway? (Part 2)
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 26, 2015
...voters had limited the power of its legislature to enact taxing and spending bills, and some legislators sued....
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Clean Energy Fail: While Most States Clean Up, Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since '08
by Andrew Walden Friday, July 24, 2015

...What matters is whether the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative is delivering the CO2 reductions which for many justify the increased expense.  The answer is no.....


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Thousands of Hawaiians Fraudulently Added to Kanaiolowalu Roll, 23,000 to be Stripped out by Roll Commission
by News Article Friday, July 24, 2015

The certified list is shorter because it omits the names of people whose Hawaiian ancestry has not yet been verified....


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Hawaii Gas Taxes 3rd Highest in USA
by News Article Friday, July 24, 2015

Hawaii 45.1 cents per gallon, plus federal 18.4 excise tax, plus GE Tax....


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Report: 51% of Honolulu Roads in Poor Condition
by News Release Friday, July 24, 2015

10th worst in USA ....


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Hawaii Councilman Proposes Reforms After P-Card Audit
by News Release Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hawai‘i County Code should be amended to bring it in line with state law...


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Greece, Puerto Rico and the Jones Act
by Michael Hansen Thursday, July 23, 2015

The only real answer is a coordinated, unified, and well-reasoned effort to persuade Congress to repeal or modernize this relic from a bygone century....


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Honolulu sewer bonds sell at interest rate higher than bankrupt Detroit
by News Release Thursday, July 23, 2015

Honolulu pays 3.89% -- Detroit pays 3.24% while in bankruptcy....


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No More Bee-Pocalypse
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, July 23, 2015

...the cover of Time magazine foretold of a "world without bees"....


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UH research funding up after years of decline
by News Release Thursday, July 23, 2015

...the first increase in extramural award funding after three straight years of decline....


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Mother of Murdered Baby Challenges Hawaii Child Abuse Registry
by News Article Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hawaii is among the states with the lowest rates in the country of foster children who were re-abused within six months of being reunited with their families....


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Full Text: Kanaiolowalu Roll Published
by Grassroot Institute Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Because this is a large document, it will take some time to load completely....


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Strange News: DoE Builds School on Time, Under Budget
by News Release Wednesday, July 22, 2015

...design-build has a single point of responsibility....


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Income qualifications for free/reduced lunch updated for SY 2015-16
by News Release Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Children from households with income at or below the following levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals....


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Nai Aupuni Bylaws Confirm it is Running a State Election
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, July 22, 2015

OHA authorized the funds and OHA invited the participants to form Nai Aupuni....


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Cities Americans are Leaving: Honolulu Ranks 4th
by News Article Wednesday, July 22, 2015

...and Detroit ranks 14th....


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Video: Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices
by Video Video Wednesday, July 22, 2015

President of PPFA Medical Directors’ Council Mary Gatter Doesn’t Want to “Lowball” Price, Suggests “Less Crunchy” Technique, Says She Wants a Lamborghini....


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FULL TEXT: Ige Administration Testimony Against NextEra Merger
by News Release Tuesday, July 21, 2015
“The state respectfully opposes the merger in its current form because it fails to align with the state’s renewable energy goals.”
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Kids Count: One in Eight Children in Hawaii Live in Poverty
by News Release Tuesday, July 21, 2015

“The high cost of living in Hawaii amplifies the hardship that many of our low-income and poor families face...."


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Renewables Losing Support Worldwide
by Jack Dini Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted July 20, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, July 20, 2015
Senate: No Child Left Behind Overhaul - Passage
House: Veterans Loans - Passage
House: Transportation Funding and California Drought – Passage
House: California Drought – Passage

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UHERO: Decoupling Socks Electric Ratepayers with Soaring Fixed Costs
by UH ERO Monday, July 20, 2015

Residential customers now pay roughly $0.17/kWh for fixed costs....


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Ige Appoints Moriguchi Director of Early Learning
by News Release Monday, July 20, 2015

Moriguchi was born and raised on O‘ahu and has worked in education for more than 15 years. She has served as an educational specialist at the state Department of Education....


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Jones Act Squeezes Mainland Cattle Industry
by Michael Hansen Monday, July 20, 2015

This is the same issue that spurred the founding in Hawaii of the Jones Act Reform Coalition (JARC) in the mid-1990’s....


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OHA Trustee to Use Trust Funds to Sell Marijuana?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, July 19, 2015

"The Association Board has scheduled an invitation to meet with a native Hawaiian entrepreneur currently operating out of Arizona and Las Vegas...."


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Post-Employment Benefits Are King
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Hawaii Constitution says, “Membership in any employees' retirement system of the State or any political subdivision thereof shall be a contractual relationship, the accrued benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired.”
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Lawsuit: Kaiser Barely Pays for Medevac
by News Article Saturday, July 18, 2015

...Kaiser policy said it would cover 80 percent of the cost of medically necessary emergency transportation services, Kaiser denied most of it, leaving him with a $36,000 balance due....


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HART seeks applicants for vacancy on Board of Directors
by News Release Saturday, July 18, 2015

“We are looking for an individual who ... supports rail transit ...” said HART Board Chairman Ivan Lui-Kwan....


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Clean Energy? Kicking Hawaii Consumers When They're Already Down
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, July 18, 2015

...fuel taxes are "highly regressive," meaning that they hurt the poor the most....


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NOAA Vote on Federal Takeover of Hawaii Waters Monday
by News Release Saturday, July 18, 2015

Monday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Pagoda Hotel’s International Ballroom....


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Paniolo Power to Withdraw from Merger Docket
by News Release Friday, July 17, 2015

"...will instead concentrate on the PUC's pending Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP) docket, which is better suited to address transformational planning issues...."


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UH Hilo spending $33,000 to ensure U.S. flag does not fly above state flag
by News Article Friday, July 17, 2015

“On Dec. 1, Hawaiian sovereignty activists lowered the American flag on the single pole at the front entrance to the UH-Hilo campus and hoisted the Hawaii state flag that previously flew beneath."


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Report: 154,000 Senior Caregivers in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, July 17, 2015

Family caregivers in Hawaii provided 144 million hours of care – worth an estimated $2.1 billion....


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Nearly 70K Solar Systems Approved in Hawaii
by News Release Friday, July 17, 2015

Since October, 2014 more than 15,000 applications have been approved to install or interconnect....


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VIDEO: Ohana of Hawaii WW1 Vets Fight to Save Natatorium
by Video Video Thursday, July 16, 2015
"We don't want to be the first state to ever tear down and demolish a memorial."

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East Oahu: 400 Testify Against Federal Takeover of Maunalua Bay
by News Release Thursday, July 16, 2015

...NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 20, 2015--NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is being held from 9am-5pm at the Pagoda Hotel and is open to the public....


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Hawaiian Electric proposes community solar pilot project
by News Release Thursday, July 16, 2015

Each month, this customer will receive credit for a share of the electricity output of the community solar facility and pay a small maintenance fee, in total reducing the customer’s electric bill by about 45 percent....


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Overtime Expenditures Out of Taxpayers’ Pockets
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, July 16, 2015

One common way public employees increase their pensions is by maximizing overtime....


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Time Warner to Sell Oceanic to Charter Communications
by News Release Thursday, July 16, 2015

DCCA Cable Television Divison received an application from Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable, Inc....


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Ige Signs Rail Tax Hike, Demands HART Report to Him
by News Release Thursday, July 16, 2015

The excise tax is an investment by the taxpayers of Hawai‘i and my job is to ensure that their hard earned money is being spent efficiently, effectively and productively....


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Ige Signs Marijuana Bill, Allows Four Others to become Law Without Signature
by News Release Thursday, July 16, 2015

We will make a good faith effort to create a fair process that will help the people most in need (of weed)....


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Solar Scammers Hustle Homeowners on Kauai
by News Release Thursday, July 16, 2015

KIUC has also heard complaints from members who are now paying more for their rooftop solar than their previous electric bill....


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