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Sunday, May 01, 2016
May 1, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Much Ado About Nothing – The Hawaii Legislature Edition
  2. FBI, TSA, HPD: Counterterrorism in Hawaii
  3. ‘ESSA Team’ Begins Writing ‘Blueprint for Public Education in Hawaii’
  4. Mainland Gay Activist Set to Defeat Labor Leader, Take Over Hawaii Democratic Party?
  5. Morita: Ratepayers will Pay Billions More for ‘Renewables’
  6. Rail consultants brushed off issue over utility lines—Nobody at HART Smart Enough to question them
  7. Frights and horrors abound as Caldwell and Hanabusa Look in Mirror
  8. Harbor privatization, body cameras killed by Legislators
  9. AZA: No Evidence That Anybody at Zoo Knows What They are Doing—Elephants tested for lead after Eating Battery
  10. Kauai: $100M Vehicle Weight Tax Considered
  11. Vermont’s Obamacare Disaster to be Dismantled by Same Company Which Dismantled Hawaii’s Obamacare Disaster?
  12. Going Through Motions with Doomed Telescope Hearing Officer
  13. Telescope: Hawaii’s loss may be Kashmir’s gain
  14. Steam building for Obama to visit Hiroshima—Last Chance to Undermine US Japan Alliance with Apology

Saturday, April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caught 'Borrowing' Museum Funds, Bishop Museum CEO Quits
  2. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 29, 2016
  3. House Democrats: Ballot Photos, Gun Restrictions and Sex Change Operations
  4. After Making a Mess of Rail, HPD—Top County Execs in Line for 5% Pay Hike
  5. Kealoha: The Real Problem is Will Espero
  6. HB1581: Fast-track contested case appeals
  7. Ca-Ching! Solar Schemers Get $100M Cool Schools Contracts and Keep their GEMS, too
  8. Solar Contractors Kill Geothermal Bill in Conference Committee
  9. Senators: Let Homeless Avoid Shelter on State Land
  10. Proposal: Tear Down park Restrooms to Get Rid of Homeless Drug Addicts
  11. Lesbian Harassment: Video shows off-duty Maui cop yelling, pushing sign-wavers
  12. Kauai: UK Guardian Spins More Utopian Anti-GMO Ignorance

Friday, April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Parents charged in 1997 death of ‘Peter Boy’
  2. DoH Announces Eight Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
  3. Hiding the Failure: DoE Gets Another Testing Waiver for Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools
  4. Status of Bills in Conference
  5. How a Bill Becomes a Law Part 3
  6. Duke Aiona Legislative Update April 28, 2016
  7. Audit: DHHL Hides Loan Delinquencies from Commissioners
  8. Carlisle: I want Rail to go to Hawaii Kai
  9. Budget: Yes to Wahiawa, Mental, Rentals, Homeless, and mini-Dole Deal – but no more for UH Cancer Center
  10. HB2740: Will Legislators Protect Patients Against HMSA Greed?
  11. 'TMT bill' would eliminate silly lower courts from appeals process
  12. How TMT Bill Would Affect NextEra Merger
  13. Council acts to widen input on wind projects
  14. Honolulu’s construction costs still the highest in the United States
  15. Students not fooled by Administrators’ tuition hike sales pitch
  16. City ethics body handles anonymous complaints
  17. Borreca: Ala Moana Upgrades Could be Excuse for Tax Hike

Thursday, April 28, 2016
April 28, 3016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Big Island 30 Days Without Dengue
  2. Hawaii: Two Anti-Gun Bills Enrolled to Governor
  3. Hawaii 3rd Most Expensive Home Health Care in U.S.
  4. City auditor accuses rail officials of intimidation
  5. The Hawaii House: Roadmap to Political Factions
  6. Telescope: Kashmir Being Evaluated as TMT Site
  7. HPD Chief Louis Kealoha Claims to Know Nothing About Investigation into ethics, corruption allegations
  8. Prosecutor Retaliates on HPD Officer Believed to be Behind Leaks
  9. HB2391: Legislators Approve Plan to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out on Streets
  10. After Months of Wheedling, TAT Remains Exactly Where it Started
  11. East Hawaii Hospitals Next to Privatize?
  12. State Aims To Develop 22,500 Affordable Rental Housing Units in Decade
  13. Homeless Drug Addicts Dumping More dirty syringes in Oahu parks
  14. Enviros Becoming Dimly Aware that Wind Energy is a Fraud
  15. Guardian: Hawaii Agriculture to be Replaced with ‘Political Statement’

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal Recognition: How ‘Super 8A’ Companies Make $800M by Doing Practically Nothing
  2. Hawaii: “The only state in which both legislative and executive branches are perceived to be very corrupt”
  3. Hawaii Lowest Property Taxes in USA
  4. HB2084: Your Insurance Rates Will Be Going up to Pay for Trannies
  5. Report: Hawaii Among Best in College Affordability
  6. Oshiro: Hi Tech Schemers Grab for Control of Wahiawa Hospital
  7. Good News! Legislators Reject High Tech Demand for $5M Cash
  8. HMSA Red Tape Sends Cardiac Patient to Emergency Room
  9. Solar Contractors Salivate over Cool Schools Plan
  10. Blank Geothermal bill moves to conference committee
  11. Adjusting low-income renters credit long overdue
  12. How Hawaii’s tax structure is hurting small businesses
  13. Farming inspires fantasies but requires viable funding
  14. Water Diversions: Resurrecting the Past
  15. DoH Website reveals 25 percent of Hawaii restaurants received yellow, red cards

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ewa Beach House Campaign: Stolen Signs, Bolt Cutters, and Confrontations with Police
  2. Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
  3. DBEDT: Housing Gobbles Up Hawaii Consumers Income
  4. Ige Signs Bill Requesting Obamacare Waiver for Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses ‘Birther’ Challenge To Ted Cruz Eligibility
  6. Hawaii ICA Bungles Hanalei River Eminent Domain Case?
  7. Problem Gambling? Hawaii 2nd-Worst in USA
  8. New Schools? Zero Guidance from DoE
  9. Lawmakers can’t hide their Jeff Stone connections
  10. Two months later, no action on Kahele leasehold
  11. Fevella: School construction should be based on student needs, not politics
  12. Without Knowing Which Cronies They are Rewarding, Legislators Mull Amendments to Marijuana Dispensary Law
  13. Legislators to Ige: Here’s $12M, the Homeless are Your Problem Now
  14. Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’
  15. Rail does not comply with flood-risk standards, group alleges
  16. Meet the Anti-GMO Scammers
  17. Homosexual Child Molesters Held Positions of Power and Influence for Decades in Hawaii

Monday, April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Sec 280E: How the IRS Becomes Senior Partner in Marijuana Dispensaries
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 25, 2016
  3. Star-Advertiser Suddenly Decides to Notice that A&B Buys a Lot of Influence
  4. Two Election Reform Bills Near Approval
  5. Battery Scammers: We Want Tax Credits for us Not Rebates for our Customers
  6. Hawaii Salaries Low Compared to Other High-Cost Locations
  7. Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract
  8. Psychologist Debunks HB1072
  9. Agency to Hawaii Residents: Don't Hate on Tourists

Sunday, April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Organically Growing Tax Credits
  2. EXPOSED: Another Hawaii State Senate President Owned and Operated by Jeff Stone
  3. Kenoi Lied About Pledge to Give Salary Increase to United Way
  4. At City Hall, lots of dancing around, less actual running
  5. Lease agreement approved for Maui hospitals
  6. Bernie Sanders is Democrats Donald Trump
  7. Jim Dooley Working on Second Book
  8. ACLU: Hawaii Police body-camera bill the best in the U.S.
  9. HPD: Officer didn’t get preferential treatment

Saturday, April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 22, 2016
  2. Ilagan: Petition Against Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
  3. Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Moving Through Conference Committee Process
  4. What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?
  5. Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui
  6. The Ideology War: UH Law School Debates GMOs
  7. DoE Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
  8. Ige Extends Homelessness Emergency
  9. Hanabusa to use Rail as Political Stepping Stone?
  10. Rail to Start Digging up Dillingham in Late 2016—Massive Bus Delays Expected
  11. HECO Wants Ratepayers to Pay for Smart Meters
  12. A Decade Of Influence: A&B Has Given More Than $600K To Politicians
  13. Greenmailers Find New Way to Delay Telescope Hearing
  14. Soft on Crime: Six Felonies, Backpack full of Meth – 1 Week in Jail
  15. Homeless Use Iolani Palace as Outdoor Latrine
  16. Homeless Vandalize Church, Harass Preschoolers
  17. 500 Inquiries about Homeless’ Psychotic Behavior
  18. HCDA to Score Massive Windfall from ‘Affordable’ Housing
  19. Kahuku Wind Scheme – 656 foot Towers of Rusting Wind Junk
  20. Anti-GMO Activists Drench Environmentalism in Ignorance
  21. Kahoolawe Trust fund being depleted
  22. $4 Million OK’d For Fancy Waikiki Enviro Confab
  23. KCC: Another Univ Administrator Faces ‘No Confidence’

Friday, April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. SB2301: Legislators Vote $10M for Drunk Driver to Promote Rave Parties
  2. Hanabusa Named Chair of HART
  3. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  4. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  5. Zika: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to American Samoa
  6. Tulsi Gabbard Turns 35--Running for Vice President?
  7. 42-in Water Main? Hanabusa Caught Flatfooted on First Day as HART Chair
  8. Rail: Short Another $82M, Feds Threaten to Take Back $1.55B
  9. Hawaii’s Criminal Class ‘Embattled’
  10. Ethics chief must be independent
  11. Urgent?  Six Months later, UH regents remain undecided on a Cancer Center plan
  12. Caldwell Cracks Down on Crime in Chinatown:  Drugs? Prostitution? Gambling?  --  Nope, Its Illegal Gardening
  13. Outreach workers see growing number of homeless living in cars
  14. 19% of isle households not linked with internet


Thursday, April 21, 2016
April 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige’s Secret Proclamation Used to Promote War on Other Side of the World
  2. HART Board: Colbert Matsumoto Appointed, Hanabusa Reappointed
  3. SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  4. McDermott, Fevella: Building a New School for Ewa Beach
  5. Supply Chain Optimization – Shipping Systems in Hawaii
  6. HB2501: A&B To Restore Eight Streams in East Maui
  7. Air Quality: Honolulu Makes ‘Cleanest Cities’ List
  8. The day when America moved toward becoming a global power
  9. HECO Milking Rail Project for Money?
  10. Blood Bank Milking Rail Project for Money?
  11. Council, Mayor Use Homeless as Budget Football
  12. Kakaako Sweeps Force 230 Homeless to Finally Accept Shelter 
  13. DoE Teacher Turnover 37%
  14. Judiciary’s Illegal Lobbying Machine Was Hidden in Plain Sight
  15. The Usual Procedural Grounds Underlie Challenge to Telescope Hearing Officer
  16. Public hearing on Maui property tax rates set for Wednesday
  17. Krazy Kauai: Ex-Prosecutor Iseri Threatens to ‘Expose’ Councilman

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Auditor: At First Only Hawai’i Free Press Noticed our Mauna Kea Report
  2. Chevron Signs Deal to Sell Hawaii Refinery, Stations
  3. The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
  4. State Accepting Applications for free Pre-K classes
  5. SB2954: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Conference Committee Hearing Wednesday
  6. Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
  7. Federal Rail Audit Coming Soon
  8. Don Horner Scapegoat
  9. Ernie Martin Pulls Papers to Run for Mayor
  10. Rail: Only Aiona can Claim Purity
  11. Hawaii County GET hike draws more fire
  12. Larded With Cronies, Hawaii County Council Refuses to Discuss Kenoi
  13. Another HPD Officer Arrested
  14. DoE: Honolulu Rail Can be a Money-Spinner for Us
  15. Tokuda: We Save the Cookies Until the End
  16. Banks Rack Up Megaprofits on Affordable Housing Tax Credits
  17. Wisdom: Church would house homeless in Individual Hard-Wall Shelters
  18. Ignorance: Council, Mayor Agree on Plan to Set up Two Festering Tent Cities for Homeless 
  19. PHOCUSED: Just Give Us Money
  20. 1 In 8 Hawaii Middle Schoolers Say They’ve Attempted Suicide
  21. Transsexual Agenda for Hawaii Schools
  22. Homosexual Child Molesters Seek Special Homeless Shelter to Keep Their Victims Clean and Fresh
  23. Schizophrenic Policy: City Denies Grant To Program Helping Mentally Ill Homeless People
  24. Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school
  25. A Hawaii Uber Driver Has Been Charged With Raping a Teenage Passenger
  26. The Rescue Game

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
  2. DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
  3. Guam Justice--34 Years After Mayor’s Land Grab
  4. Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could End Disease Transmission
  5. America’s First Freedom: Trouble In Paradise
  6. Kenoi recommends general excise tax hike
  7. House, Senate Set To Negotiate Budget
  8. Mauna Kea Anti-Telescope Protesters Re-use Successful Haleakala Strategy
  9. ESSA gives Ige (HSTA) a new way to push education agenda
  10. Hawaii lawmakers look to audit civil asset forfeiture unit
  11. Looming Fight Over Importing LNG into Hawaii
  12. What really happened at the ʻAha, part V
  13. Calvin Say: Taxpayers Subsidize Tourism with $143M Each Year
  14. When Anti-Superferry Protesters are in Charge,  Snorkelers Die

Monday, April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
  2. Senate Passes more than 250 Bills on Second Crossover
  3. House Passes More than 100 Senate Bills on Final Crossover
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 18, 2016
  5. ‘Rail Is The Issue’ In Mayoral Election, Says Kirk Caldwell
  6. HNN: Rail Audit Doesn’t Connect the Dots
  7. Mainstreaming  Creates Lots of HSTA Jobs
  8. Hi Tech Scammers Want Another $6M from Taxpayers
  9. Ethics director poised to take over as state auditor
  10. Mediator’s Biases Behind Collapse of Pesticide Panel
  11. SB2196: Independent Review Panel for Police Killings
  12. Police allegedly ignore rules in colleague’s DUI
  13. Will medical marijuana be ready to sell?
  14. Victory for Local Food: Hawaii Longliners Buy NMI Quota – Will Keep Fishing

Sunday, April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 15, 2016
  2. Shadow Boxing with Jones Act Strawmen
  3. Handgun Ban: Northern Mariana Islands Flout Court Ruling
  4. Second Crossover—Bills Head for Conference Committee
  5. Haseko Bills before Honolulu Council
  6. Planned Parenthood Resolution Passes Last Committee
  7. Begging for a Piece of the Hotel Room Tax Pie
  8. Shady Dealings
  9. DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
  10. Billy Kenoi Held up as Role Model for Teens
  11. Caldwell should be blamed for sugarcoating rail costs
  12. Dirty: Ernie Martin Faces off Against Voters Who Aren’t Fooled by Homeless Tent Cities
  13. Rep Chris Lee, Solar Contractors Behind Blank Geothermal Bill
  14. Green Energy Schemers Upset over Cool Schools Plan
  15. Geothermal energy from Kona, Maui, Oahu?
  16. There’s nothing simple about Airbnb’s proposal

Saturday, April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Honolulu Audit Report on Rail
  2. Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
  3. Honolulu Average Monthly Rent Jumps 7.28%
  4. Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Heading for Conference Committee
  5. Does the EITC Reduce Savings Among the Poor?
  6. Hawaii Republican State Convention Set for May 21
  7. Rail: Project planners engage in “strategic misrepresentation”
  8. Lawmakers May Replace State Auditor With Ethics Director
  9. TMT opponents seek hearings officer’s removal
  10. Thoughtlessly Signing ‘Organic Farmland Initiative’
  11. OHA to Obama: Expand Tuna Monument
  12. HD14: Teacher Running as Republican
  13. High cost of doing business in Hawaii expected to drive up pot prices
  14. HECO Pressures Solar Customers to Buy Batteries
  15. HOPE Probation for 24-Time Loser Leads to Double Stabbing
  16. Former state worker indicted for embezzlement
  17. Sex Harassment Training Ordered At DOT

Friday, April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. IHS: City-Funded Homeless Programs Meeting Goals
  2. Duke Aiona Legislative Update April 13, 2016
  3. States Employ Temporary Workers, But Often Know Little About Them
  4. Grassroot Institute Event Highlights Need to Support Maui Agriculture
  5. Ward: Firearms Bill Violates Federal Law
  6. IHS: City-Funded Homeless Programs Meeting Goals
  7. Brown Hands
  8. Ige Appoints Task Force on ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’
  9. DBEDT Profiles Hawaii Non-English Speaking Population
  10. Flustered Grabauskas’ Rambling Diatribe: A Ridiculous Joke – Lots of Violations
  11. The Sovereignty Divide: Waihee vs Cayetano
  12. After Running Hospital into Ground, HGEA Demands $40M Severance Package
  13. Cool Schools Becomes Christmas Tree for Green Energy Schemers
  14. Con-Jobs and Scams Heading for Conference Committee
  15. Hawaii Is One Step Away From Taking a Close Look at Decriminalizing All Types of Drugs
  16. Ranchers have expressed interest in HC&S Land, but farmers are few
  17. Anti-GMO Candidate Rosenstiel Against ‘Dumb Locals’
  18. Zika Findings Require Immediate Federal, State Response
  19. Obama Gives Hawaii DoE, HSTA New Way to Evade Accountability
  20. HuHonua: High Tech Schemers Jump on Board Failed Biomass Burner

Thursday, April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Who’s Giving a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Nai Aupuni?
  2. Hawaii: Four Anti-Gun Bills Pass Floor Vote
  3. Chief Justice Appoints Darien W.L. Ching Nagata as Hawaii Island District Court Judge
  4. Jones Act: A new fight and a new argument
  5. Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed
  6. Federal Grant Backs New Honolulu Homeless Court
  7. Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
  8. Bloomberg: Hawaii Republicans Have Responsibility to Challenge Schatz
  9. Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Case Before 9th Circuit May 4
  10. Kauai GE Tax Hike decision delayed
  11. Maui Budget: Rates, Fees, and Fuel Taxes Going Up
  12. HB1581: Since All Development Issues are Settled in the Courts, Lets Just Get to it Already
  13. What To Do With The Tax Sinkhole That Is Honolulu Rail?
  14. City Councilman wants to turn city's Sand Island homeless shelter into parking lot
  15. Health Beat: Cutting Corners with Primary Care Doctors
  16. Tax Credit Giveaway for Solar Battery Scammers
  17. City Charter Change Would Let Lobbyists Give More Gifts
  18. Don Horner Leaving Hawaii BOE
  19. Lawsuit: Homosexual Child Molester ‘Active in Gay Community’
  20. Soft on Crime: 24 Priors Out on Street Allegedly Kills Farrington HS Football Player
  21. In wake of promotion controversy, HPD to name new assistant chief
  22. UFCW Pitches Unionized Cannabis Dispensaries
  23. HNL #1 for Runway Incursions

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Resigning Horner vs Martin–HECO vs HART
  2. Hawaii 2nd Highest Overall Tax Burden in USA
  3. Video: The Christian Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  4. Hawaii Featured in 2016 Congressional Pig Book
  5. Auditor: Kahoolawe Trust Fund Gone After 20 years Without a Plan
  6. State Revenues From Gambling: Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Disappointment
  7. After Horner Ouster, Rail Will Only Get Worse
  8. Hawaii High Taxes Killing the Poor—Literally
  9. Cigarette Tax Rejected
  10. GMOs: Trying to work with social justice warriors on the new left is like trying to wash your hands with crap
  11. DoE Siphons Ratepayers Taxes--Next Pot of Gold for Green Energy Schemers
  12. Batteries: Another $50M for Green Energy Schemers
  13. Scam Coming: House Passes Geothermal Shell Bill
  14. Legislators May Strip Millions Of Hotel Tax Dollars From Honolulu
  15. Lawmakers may soon create a task force to reform our grossly inadequate lobbying laws
  16. Billy Kenoi is a Sexist—Why Didn’t Anybody Say Anything Until Now?
  17. Bill Passes to Release 100s of Criminals so they can do it again
  18. The Wilding: Honolulu’s Last Experiment With Homeless Tent City Led to Stabbings, Robberies
  19. Homeless Refusing Shelter to be Cleared from State, HCDA Property
  20. English, Shimabukuro Push $95K Grass Huts for Homeless
  21. Airbnb Claims 10,000 TVRs in Hawaii
  22. Big Anti-Tobacco Bought off Hawaii County Council Chair?
  23. Hawaii product exports increase 31% in 2015
  24. Officer acquitted in trial is under review by HPD

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
  2. Senator Sam Slom to Undergo Heart Surgery
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted April 11, 2016
  4. ACLU: Legal Tools to Keep the Homeless, Homeless in Honolulu
  5. Rep Takai Again Calls for Military in Hawaii Reapportionment
  6. Slom hits Bad Bills—Reckless, Wasteful Legislation
  7. Don’t Let the Opt-Out of Common Core Testing Movement Fool You
  8. Rail: What are we going to do with this Turkey?
  9. One Down, One to Go:  Caldwell, Hanabusa Take Aim at Grabauskas
  10. US Hedge Fund Sues over Hitachi/Ansaldo deal
  11. SB2816: Clear Homeless Drug Addicts Out of Boat Harbors, Freeways
  12. Supreme Court decision could impact Hawaii election districts
  13. Pesticide Report Group Unravels
  14. DOT backs ferry feasibility study
  15. FORMER OHA TRUSTEE -  DONʻT RATIFY THE NA`I AUPUNI CONSTITUTION
  16. HPD fires recruits, reassigns officers after cheating scandal
  17. Missteps with Arnold will guide UH on Ganot raise
  18. Governor extends emergency period to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses
  19. Honolulu Middle Class Life Expectancy 3 Years Less than US Average
  20. Will ‘pot’ become too pricey? Some fear dispensaries will limit access and be cost-prohibitive
  21. Hawaii drug treatment centers see opiate addictions soar
  22. Hawaii DoE Targeted:  Parent Demands 2nd-Grade Tranny be Treated as Female


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Much Ado About Nothing – The Hawaii Legislature Edition
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 01, 2016

Today we are looking at a bill in our Legislature that contains nothing....


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FBI, TSA, HPD: Counterterrorism in Hawaii
by Video Video Saturday, April 30, 2016

Learn what Federal, State, and local agencies are doing to keep the Aloha State safe....


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‘ESSA Team’ Begins Writing ‘Blueprint for Public Education in Hawaii’
by News Release Saturday, April 30, 2016

...the 19 members discussed innovation and empowerment as the team starts work to create the blueprint for public education in Hawai‘i....


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House Democrats: Ballot Photos, Gun Restrictions and Sex Change Operations
by News Release Saturday, April 30, 2016

House Democrats are here to cut off your ....


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Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 29, 2016
by Andrew Walden Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Candidate Report is available weekly....


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Caught 'Borrowing' Museum Funds, Bishop Museum CEO Quits
by News Release Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Bishop Museum Board of Directors today announced that Blair Collis has resigned as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the museum....


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Audit: DHHL Hides Loan Delinquencies from Commissioners
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, April 29, 2016

...the department continues to provide monthly reports to the commission that do not fully reflect the severity of loan delinquencies....


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DoH Announces Eight Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
by News Release Friday, April 29, 2016

Which cronies get to sell marijuana? -- Click here to find out ....


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Hiding the Failure: DoE Gets Another Testing Waiver for Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools
by News Release Friday, April 29, 2016

For the second consecutive year, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) will issue a specialized assessment to Hawaiian immersion students....


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Status of Bills in Conference
by Beth Fukumoto Chang Friday, April 29, 2016

Tuesday (5/3) will be the second to last floor session where many of the bills will be heard for final passage. The 2016 Legislative session officially ends Thursday (5/5)....


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How a Bill Becomes a Law Part 3
by Beth Fukumoto Chang Friday, April 29, 2016

...three different scenarios a bill can go through after passing Second Crossover....


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Duke Aiona Legislative Update April 28, 2016
by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona Friday, April 29, 2016

...From Hawai'i Family Advocates....


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Parents charged in 1997 death of ‘Peter Boy’
by News Article Thursday, April 28, 2016
The most notorious missing child-turned-murder case in Hawaii history will finally make its way to a courtroom....
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Hawaii 3rd Most Expensive Home Health Care in U.S.
by News Article Thursday, April 28, 2016

When it comes to hiring a home health aide, where you live matters....


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Hawaii: Two Anti-Gun Bills Enrolled to Governor
by News Release Thursday, April 28, 2016

This week, two anti-gun bills, House Bill 625 and Senate Bill 2954 were enrolled to the Governor for his consideration.  Additionally, final action may soon be taken on two other anti-gun bills, House Bill 2632 and Senate Bill 2647....


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Big Island 30 Days Without Dengue
by News Release Thursday, April 28, 2016

"As Zika continues to spread rapidly overseas, we must take precautionary measures to prevent any locally acquired cases from taking hold in our state.”


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Report: Hawaii Among Best in College Affordability
by News Release Wednesday, April 27, 2016

College Affordability Diagnosis shows that higher education has gone from expensive to unaffordable for most American families....


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Federal Recognition: How ‘Super 8A’ Companies Make $800M by Doing Practically Nothing
by Video Video Wednesday, April 27, 2016
How Would You Like To Easily Land Multi-Million Dollar US Federal Government Contracts?
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Hawaii: “The only state in which both legislative and executive branches are perceived to be very corrupt”
by News Article Wednesday, April 27, 2016

...Hawaii's aggregate scores are in the highest quartiles of both illegal and legal corruption....


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Hawaii Lowest Property Taxes in USA
by News Article Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Illinois has the nation’s highest median property tax rate at 2.67 percent, according to new data from CoreLogic, while Hawaii has the lowest median property tax rate at 0.31 percent....


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HB2084: Your Insurance Rates Will Be Going up to Pay for Trannies
by Rep Bob McDermott Wednesday, April 27, 2016

... people who promote sexual reassignment surgery “are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder” ....


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Problem Gambling? Hawaii 2nd-Worst in USA
by News Article Tuesday, April 26, 2016

...second in problem gambling treatment....


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New Schools? Zero Guidance from DoE
by Rep Bob McDermott Tuesday, April 26, 2016

...legislators are allowed to simply carve up the Capitol Improvement Budget by political favoritism....


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Hawaii Taxpayers Still Not Getting Truthful Financial Reports
by News Release Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A new accounting standard is requiring Hawaii to come clean about its pension debt, but the state is still hiding billions of pension and health care debt from its financial reports....


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Hawaii ICA Bungles Hanalei River Eminent Domain Case?
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, April 26, 2016

...we have an old eminent domain code and don't have a whole lot of current decisional law applying it....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Dismisses ‘Birther’ Challenge To Ted Cruz Eligibility
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, April 26, 2016

... when it makes allegations like this, there's not going to be much doubt about the outcome, is there? ....


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Ige Signs Bill Requesting Obamacare Waiver for Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, April 26, 2016

...requesting a waiver of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act that compromise the state’s existing Prepaid Health Care Act...


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DBEDT: Housing Gobbles Up Hawaii Consumers Income
by News Release Tuesday, April 26, 2016

...Compared with 2004‐2005, Honolulu consumers spent more on housing in 2013‐2014, with the share of housing increasing from 31.7% to 43.2%....


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Ewa Beach House Campaign: Stolen Signs, Bolt Cutters, and Confrontations with Police
by News Release Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"...he has quite the history of confrontations with HPD...."


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Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
by News Release Monday, April 25, 2016

...Child care for a 4-year-old costs an average of $776 each month....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 25, 2016
by Congress .org Monday, April 25, 2016
  • Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Passage
  • Senate: Energy Policy – Passage
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Eliminate Funding for Various Commissions
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program
  • House: IRS Hiring – Passage
  • House: IRS Oversight and User Fees - Passage
  • House: Bar IRS from Rehiring Certain Employees – Passage

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Sec 280E: How the IRS Becomes Senior Partner in Marijuana Dispensaries
by News Article Monday, April 25, 2016

... marijuana providers with high startup costs are not allowed to deduct any of them or any routine business expenses ....


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Organically Growing Tax Credits
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 24, 2016

Renewable fuel proponents took another shot this year at enacting a renewable fuels credit....


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DoE Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
by News Release Saturday, April 23, 2016

...The Strategic Plan, which was last updated in 2012, is a combined effort to further develop comprehensive strategies focused on three foundational goals of quality education: Student Success, Staff Success and Successful Systems of Support....


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Ige Extends Homelessness Emergency
by News Release Saturday, April 23, 2016

...Ige's fourth supplemental proclamation on homelessness will remain in effect until late June....


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Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of April 22, 2016
by News Release Friday, April 22, 2016

Candidate filing for the 2016 Elections runs from February 1, 2016 through June 7, 2016....


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The Ideology War: UH Law School Debates GMOs
by Joni Kamiya Friday, April 22, 2016

...Gary and Hector kept repeating the words corporations and chemicals over and over....


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Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui
by Grassroot Institute Friday, April 22, 2016

...Until recently, hospital labor on Maui was given exclusively to a public labor union. As a result, 70% of the budget was spent on employees....


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What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?
by Grassroot Institute Friday, April 22, 2016

“The main reason is a very cumbersome permitting process, in a way that prevents people from building housing quickly and at a low cost…."


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Hawaii Anti-Gun Bills Moving Through Conference Committee Process
by News Release Friday, April 22, 2016

...the conference committee on Senate Bill 2954 recommended that the Senate concur with the House amendments that were made to SB 2954.  This bill will now go back to the Senate for final concurrence.  Additionally, House Bill 2632 has been scheduled for a conference committee hearing....


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Ilagan: Petition Against Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
by News Release Friday, April 22, 2016

... Sign this petition opposing Bill 165 so that I may share it with the Council members when we discuss the tax increase in the Finance Committee on May 3 ....


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Tulsi Gabbard Turns 35--Running for Vice President?
by News Article Friday, April 22, 2016

...Sanders’ camp has been quiet as far as whether Gabbard would join the Vermont senator as his running mate....


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UH Budget Request Rejected by House, Senate Drafts
by News Release Friday, April 22, 2016

...much of the university’s request is not accommodated in either the House or Senate version of the budget....


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Zika: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Travel to American Samoa
by News Article Friday, April 22, 2016

...When Zika makes it to Hawaii and destroys the tourism industry, remember the environmentalists and organic pseudo-farmers who refused to allow spraying....


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Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
by News Article Friday, April 22, 2016

Ira Einhorn, Master of Ceremonies, Earth Day Rally on Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, Phila, PA, Apr. 22, 1970.


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Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
by News Article Friday, April 22, 2016
There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge....
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Hanabusa Named Chair of HART
by News Release Thursday, April 21, 2016

“We look like potted plants.” -- Formby


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SB2301: Legislators Vote $10M for Drunk Driver to Promote Rave Parties
by Andrew Walden Thursday, April 21, 2016

...“Keahole Management Group LLC” is managed by former House Vice-Speaker Jon Riki Karimtsu ....


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The day when America moved toward becoming a global power
by News Article Thursday, April 21, 2016

On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States....


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Air Quality: Honolulu Makes ‘Cleanest Cities’ List
by News Release Thursday, April 21, 2016

"...only four cities—Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.; Elmira-Corning, N.Y.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Salinas, Calif.—qualified for the 'cleanest cities' list in the "State of the Air' report...."


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HB2501: A&B To Restore Eight Streams in East Maui
by News Release Thursday, April 21, 2016

... HB2501 Conference Committee meets today at 2pm, do the math ....


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SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
by News Release Thursday, April 21, 2016

...debtor in possession....


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McDermott, Fevella: Building a New School for Ewa Beach
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, April 21, 2016

Representative Bob McDermott discusses the building of a new school for Ewa Beach with Kurt Fevella President at The Ewa Beach Lions Club....


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Supply Chain Optimization – Shipping Systems in Hawaii
by Michael Hansen Thursday, April 21, 2016
“reducing supply chain barriers could increase world GDP over six times more than removing all tariffs.”
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Ige’s Secret Proclamation Used to Promote War on Other Side of the World
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 20, 2016

...While resolutions and proclamations such as these may seem to be a cheap and easy way to score campaign contributions, they can take a toll....


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Income Tax Collections Per Capita—Hawaii Ranks 14th in USA
by News Article Wednesday, April 20, 2016

...Hawaii collects $1,232 per person in income taxes....


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Takai: Barking Sands Can Provide Anti-Missile Defense for Hawaii
by News Release Wednesday, April 20, 2016

...North Korea appears relentless; and will continue test after nuclear test, before it perfects its missile capability....


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Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, April 20, 2016

...The principles applicable to the California petroleum market without doubt similarly impact Hawaii....


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SB2954: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Conference Committee Hearing Tomorrow
by News Release Tuesday, April 19, 2016

...input law-abiding Hawaii gun owners into a federal biometric database, managed by the FBI, for continuous monitoring....


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Auditor: At First Only Hawai’i Free Press Noticed our Mauna Kea Report
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Suddenly, our findings, conclusions, and recommendations became important reference material for both sides of the debate....


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State Accepting Applications for free Pre-K classes
by News Release Tuesday, April 19, 2016

...classes are available to eligible children at 19 public elementary schools....


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The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 19, 2016

...most of those “savings” are coming from taxpayers pockets....


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Chevron Signs Deal to Sell Hawaii Refinery, Stations
by News Release Tuesday, April 19, 2016

...One Rock also has a unique strategic relationship with Mitsubishi Corporation....


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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Could End Disease Transmission
by News Article Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Field trials in Brazil are using a genetically modified form of the A. aegypti mosquito....


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America’s First Freedom: Trouble In Paradise
by News Article Tuesday, April 19, 2016

...threatening to make the state’s already-restrictive gun laws even more onerous for law-abiding gun owners....


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US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
by News Article Tuesday, April 19, 2016

We reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 17 Hawaii schools made our rankings....


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DoE 2016 Graduation Dates
by News Release Tuesday, April 19, 2016

...2016 graduation dates for 64 schools statewide including public charter schools....


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Guam Justice--34 Years After Mayor’s Land Grab
by Robert Thomas Monday, April 18, 2016

Guam land titles can be seriously messed up....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 18, 2016
by Congress .org Monday, April 18, 2016
Senate: Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization – Cloture on Substitute Amendment
House: Financial Stability Oversight Council Overhaul – Passage
House: More Banks Operating Under the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy – Passage
House: Broadband Internet Access Regulation – Passage

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Pine: Star-Advertiser Wrong on Makaha Realignment
by Kym Pine Monday, April 18, 2016

The article is inaccurate and implies that the Makaha Realignment project is dead.  This is absolutely false....


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