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Monday, May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best state in America: Hawaii, for making the ultimate sacrifice
  2. HART Worried About Ige Veto, So Rail's Pretend operating cost pretend to rise by $13M/year
  3. Obama’s radical health care ‘solution’ is about to implode
  4. Anti-GMO Activists' Dust Verdict a gift to Developers: Will Subject Agriculture to Similar Harassment Suits Statewide
  5. Telescope Builders Knew OHA Shakedown Was Coming
  6. Tap private sector to fix Handi-Van
  7. Kauai Council Chair Distances Himself from Hooser's Swiss Lies
  8. How militarized are local police departments?
  9. Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

Sunday, May 24, 2015
May 24, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HSTA Insurgents: We Won the Election, Will Sue Tuesday
  2. A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
  3. 2015 Legislative Recap: Victories for Social and Economic Justice
  4. Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)
  5. Unfunded Liabilities – Smoke and Mirrors?
  6. Dust is a Worldwide Pollutant
  7. Hawaii: Honest Politician Became Bored and Frustrated
  8. Tsutsui Ignored
  9. Senators Remember their Roots--Bill helps Small-Time Crooks
  10. Tax Cuts for the Poor Defeated
  11. Pakistan Questions Hawaii's Status as US State
  12. After Initial Rush, Gay Marriages Drop Sharply:  Only 170 on Big Island
  13. Sand Island Homeless Tent City Decision Coming Soon
  14. Crony Capitalism: Biofool Scammers Call for Veto of Ethanol Mandate Repeal
  15. 'Accountable Care Organization' for Hilo?
  16. Instead of Protesting, How About Paying Attention?
  17. Aliamanu Middle School Ranks 5th for Diversity

Saturday, May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 'We just elected a Governor, and now this?'  -- Teachers Angry at Corrupt Union, Lawsuit to be Filed Tuesday
  2. Fraud?  'Unreasonable' tax refund delays Bolster General Fund Before End of Fiscal Year
  3. Star-Adv: Ige Should Veto 3 Anti-Transparency Bills
  4. New ethics complaint filed in Kenoi pCard case
  5. Hawaii Health Connector Platform Hopeless, But DHS Kolea Works
  6. Ex-Civil Air Patrol pilot gets fine for forgery
  7. NextEra Dimly Begins to Identify Solar Schemers as Competitors--After they Out Themselves
  8. Following UH Regents, Legislator talks up State Divestment from 'Fossil Fuel' Stocks
  9. Rail Bid Protest Rejected, Opening Delayed Another 3 Months
  10. City Council may let sit-lie veto stand, go with mayor's plan
  11. U.S. Census Bureau: Hawaii's population jumps by 4.4% over four years
  12. Part-time teachers and subs awarded $46M
  13. Army, DOE demonstrate school partnership success
  14. UH Manoa: Self-Righteous Pseudo Intellectuals Denounce Filipino who Builds Affordable Housing for the Poor
  15. Enviro Protesters Threaten Nesting Octopus, Violate Safety Regs
  16. Inundated With Propaganda, Americans Vastly Overestimate Size of Gay and Lesbian Population

Friday, May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Best state in America: Hawaii, for making the ultimate sacrifice
  2. Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
  3. Tulsi Gabbard: How She Isn’t Making Hawaii Better
  4. Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
  5. Conspiracies and Paranoia: Hector Valenzuela Plays the Victim
  6. UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
  7. Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest
  8. Auditor: School Bus Reforms Not Rolled Out Statewide
  9. FAIL: State transferring Obamacare Connector to federal insurance exchange
  10. HSTA Meltdown: Obviously Trumped up Strategy to Hold on to Power
  11. Why Is House Speaker Joe Souki Going After Ethics Director Les Kondo?
  12. Final Pieces Fall Into Place for State Senate Reorganization
  13. State finally pays newspaper for nominees battle
  14. Doomed: Hawaii Supreme Court takes up Koa Ridge dispute
  15. Zero Evidence for Anti-GMO Claims
  16. No quick decision on overriding mayor’s sit-lie veto
  17. UH Hikes Tuition, Calls it Cut
  18. Crackpot Investment Theories Help UH Regents Divest from Energy
  19. New 'Green' power plant could be headed to Central Oahu, Residents not Fooled
  20. DOE breaks ground on first 'Ka Hei' Crony Solar projects
  21. State Hospital plans 150-bed Privately Operated long-term care facility
  22. Thanks to HGEA, Kona Hospital to lose 20% of Staff
  23. Sex assault charges against HPD officer are dropped
  24. Staff and program cuts possible for Kahoolawe

Thursday, May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Three Years of Secret Meetings Behind Feds' DHHL Rules -- What you can do
  2. Hawaii Obamacare Enrolls ZERO People During Special Enrollment Period
  3. Auditor: Federal Land Use Issues Dog Aloha Stadium
  4. A Troubling Excess Of Optimism: Examining the Hawaii State Budget
  5. Hawaii State Capitol: MD on Errors in ‘Politically Correct’ Sex Ed
  6. Insurgents Demand HSTA certify election victory
  7. SB265 Soft on Pimps, Loophole for Child Traffickers
  8. Thanks to Fracking, Oahu power bills drop again--causing Panic Among 'Green' Energy Schemers
  9. NextEra Merger: 54% No Opinion or Don't Know
  10. Emergency Money Made Easy, If You’re a Democratic Governor
  11. Hawaii Legislature chips away at reforming police
  12. Caldwell vetoes sit-lie expansion, offers alternative bill
  13. While Honolulu dithers, a Canadian city says it has eliminated homelessness, and Utah homelessness is down 91% over 10 years
  14. Protesters use claims of sacredness for political agendas
  15. “If you want to decolonize it, take it over.”
  16. Protest Funder: 'True economic value of observatory sites was never pursued'
  17. NCAA compliance expert says more sanctions could be added
  18. UH Greenhouse Renovation Enters 6th Year
  19. 5 more parcels could be seized for rail
  20. Hawaii Underage smoking decreases

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. 2015 Neighborhood Board Election Results
  2. A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
  3. 84% of Hawaii Rural Roads Poor, Mediocre
  4. Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Senior Health
  5. Hawaii: Report Looks at the State of Preschool
  6. NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
  7. Ige Signs Rain Tax Bill
  8. Barrel Tax Expanded to Drive Up Electricity Rates--Star-Adv Complains it is not Enough
  9. Trapped Under HGEA, 90 to be Laid off from Big Isle Hospitals
  10. More Escapees Not Charged:  Lawmakers question state’s inmate work furlough program
  11. UH pays Shrink $200/hr to Analyze Demented Deans
  12. TMT collaborators moving forward with project
  13. Green: Fundraising Drives 'Environmentalist' anti-GMO Strategy
  14. Mayor to OK Ho'opili rezoning bill
  15. City administration ignores homeless, except in Waikiki
  16. Handi-Van: "It's as bad as its ever been"
  17. Insurer Sticks Patient With Bill Over Labor Negotiations
  18. Officer Pleads Guilty: 'I lost my temper'
  19. Second U.S. Marine dies from injuries sustained during MV-22 Osprey crash at Bellows

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Stirring the Hysteria Pot
  2. Hawaii’s health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges
  3. Out of Reach 2015: Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals in USA
  4. Study: Hawaii 12th Best State for Military Retirees
  5. Kicked out of Public Housing, 1 in 12 COFA Migrants now Homeless
  6. Okabe Makes Excuses for Union Election Re-Vote
  7. HART's 'Tough Year' Behind Resignations?
  8. As HCDA board changes, so does the discussion
  9. Will Congressional Delegation Let Obamacare Punish Hawaii?
  10. View from Mauna Kea: Looking Forward or Looking Back?
  11. Dates Set for Third Hawaii Teachers Union Election This Year
  12. Worthless Election Commission retains embattled election chief Scott Nago for another 4 Years
  13. Work furlough, prison ‘escapes’ don’t always lead to charges
  14. How Will We Restore Trust in Hawaii’s Police?
  15. Honolulu Prosecutor to Hawaii Governor: Veto the Sex Trafficking Bill
  16. Caldwell signs bills creating Waikiki Tax Hike district
  17. Hawaii Foster Children More Likely to be Placed with Extended Family
  18. Pro-Life Rally at UH Manoa
  19. Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds in Hawaii
  20. EPA Creates Fake 'Public Comments' to Back its Initiatives
  21. 1985: Democrats Punish Three For Switching to Republican

Monday, May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Osprey Crash Landing at Bellows: 1 Marine Dead, others wounded
  2. Attorney Seeks Hawaiians Placed on Kanaiolowalu Roll Without Permission
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2015
  4. Crabbe: No one owns Land in Hawaii Until OHA Owns Land
  5. HB287 to keep data from public gets to the governor
  6. Star-Adv: Obamacare Punishes Hawaii for Being Superior
  7. Environmentalists Upset Because Tax Hike Won't Increase Electricity Prices Enough
  8. The Hole in the Rooftop Solar-Panel Craze
  9. Billionaire's Website: 'UH Regents Should Let Tuition Hike Move Forward'
  10. UH Ranks 9th in Scramble for Rich Kids

Sunday, May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard's Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"-- Funded Taliban
  2. HSTA Refuses to Certify Union Election after Insurgents Win
  3. We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
  4. Rail Tax Hike: "The House talk was theater"
  5. County GE Tax Hike Will Result in More TAT Cuts
  6. Kouchi: New Senate President a 'Good old Boy'
  7. In Tourism-Dependent Hawaii, Takai Against Obama's Free Trade Pact
  8. A'ole TMT: Nothing could be further from the truth.
  9. UH: Aquarium Accreditation Not Worth Our Time
  10. Work furloughs are vital to successful re-entry of prisoners back into society
  11. Mental health screenings could reduce hospital readmissions
  12. Kauai Faces $9.4M Budget Hole Thanks to HGEA
  13. Hawaii One of only 5 States to Tax Lawyers
  14. Hawaii Mid-Term Election Voter Turnout 'Average'

Saturday, May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Which States Receive the Most Federal Aid? -- Hawaii is 49th
  2. CON: Hawaii Ranks #3 in 'Certificate of Need' Laws
  3. Jones Act Ready for Retirement
  4. Chris Butler Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"
  5. Marine Biologist: Self-Dealing Whale Sanctuary Staff Ignore Public
  6. Jump Sinking Ship? Two Quitting HART Board
  7. More Rate Hikes Coming: HMSA, Kaiser bleed $78M Thanks to Obamacare
  8. Star-Adv: Stockholders can block Utility sale
  9. Bill 35: Another Property Tax Increase
  10. Record Turnout in Neighborhood Board Elections
  11. Pflueger completes so-called sentence
  12. San Francisco Cuts Homelessness 50% by Building 3,000 Units
  13. People Who Actually Work for a Living Get off Street into Permanent Housing
  14. UH athletics complex opens 2 years late; cost 60% more than first estimate

Friday, May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Voting for 2015 Neighborhood Board elections ends tonight
  2. Ige: Feds Secretly Declared Hawaii Health Connector 'Non-Compliant' in February
  3. Robin Danner in DC: "I speak for Native Hawaiians"
  4. There’s ‘No Sugarcoating’ Health Insurance Exchange Failures
  5. Dog Bites? Hawaii Ranks 40th
  6. Enviros Challenge Deep-Sea Mining Licenses
  7. Court: State Cannot Place Tax Lien on Hawaii PEO Business Owned by Mainland Tribe
  8. UH Faces Hearing before NCAA Committee on Infractions
  9. Senate Boss Kouchi: Tough and Calculating Voice for Pro-Development Interests
  10. If Hawaii Dumps State Exchange, Supreme Court Could Block Subsidies
  11. Star-Adv Runs Fluff Piece on Hostile Whale Sanctuary Director
  12. UH Manoa Faculty, Administrators Continue to Play Retaliation Games on Your Dime 
  13. Obama Library Rejection Goes from UH Losers Bet to HCDA Foolish Optimism
  14. OHA Gives Away $37.4M in 'Loans'
  15. Feds to License Windfarm off Waikiki Beach?
  16. Paper Bags Will be Even Worse
  17. Maui Small Businesses to be Hit with 600% Fee Hike
  18. Anti-GMO Idiots Demand Hawaii County Stop Buying Roundup
  19. Honolulu police officer, 41, arrested for alleged sex assault
  20. Homeless Wish-List for Legislature falls Short
  21. 26% of Homeless Have Serious Mental Illness
  22. City’s sit-lie laws result in many warnings, but few arrests
  23. Farrington HS to be Model for Discipline Reform Statewide?
  24. Bullying Gay Agenda into the Schools
  25. After Decade: Brand New Lahainaluna stadium sits idle, one of many DOE delays
  26. Gabbard, Takai Defy Obama Veto Threat, Vote for Republican Defense Budget

Thursday, May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. OHA: $2.8M Giveaway to Wife of Kanaiolowalu CEO
  2. Two days left to vote in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections
  3. Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
  4. 252 Criminals Deported from Hawaii in Last 7 Years
  5. Hawaii Legislature adjourns without passing any anti-gun bills
  6. DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows
  7. IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
  8. Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
  9. Tulsi Gabbard takes on Obama
  10. Attorney General Slams Hawaii County Ethics for Letting Kenoi Off Hook
  11. Apo to Protesters: Thanks for Helping OHA Score Rent Money from Telescope 
  12. Failed Health Connector: Hawaii risks losing $1 billion in matching federal Medicaid funds After Months of Secret Negotiations
  13. ZipMobile Breaks Down, but with Rail Tax Passed, no need to Create Traffic Jam
  14. Now That Rail Tax Debate is Over, Traffic Signals to be Synchronized
  15. State retirement assets hit record
  16. Anti-GMO Activists Suckered by Broken Trust Figure
  17. Why Did a Fatal Car Wreck Cost State Taxpayers $900,000?
  18. Ige Plays Small Ball, Abercrombie Went for Home Runs
  19. Progressive Whines Because Legislature Did Not Raise Taxes Enough
  20. One Day in the DoE: Sex, Assault, and Retaliation
  21. KITV to be Sold to New Owner

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes
  2. Hawaii Bans Smoking For Young Adults, Lets Kids Continue to Have Sex
  3. Council Refuses to Back Down After Caldwell Threatens to Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City
  4. Study: Honolulu not Nearly as Diverse as You Thought
  5. 70% Tuition Hike: UH System Ranks #2 in USA
  6. Hawaii County Ethics: Kenoi Cronies Vote Unanimously to do Nothing
  7. Rail Checkbook: $3M to Washington Lobbyist Dennis Dwyer
  8. HART Refuses to Cover $3M Cost of Blood Bank Move
  9. Ige administration plans to use federal exchange for Obamacare
  10. Health Connector Boss Learned of Exchange Shutdown Plan from Media
  11. 'Policy Progress' -- Legalize Marijuana, Criminalize Tobacco
  12. Doomed: Half-Built Haleakala Telescope Before State Supreme Court
  13. UH Regents Consider 4%-5% Tuition Hike--Call it a Cut!
  14. State officials: Majority of Kaka'ako homeless are COFA migrants
  15. HCDA: Obama Center Land is a Pinata
  16. 60 Arrests, 15 Convictions: Naturally, Dead Criminal Was Represented by Politician
  17. Now That Rail Tax is Past Lege, New Lane for H-1 Westbound
  18. The case for an energy co-op on the Big Island
  19. Honolulu to Pay $17 Million to Resolve Air Violations at Landfill
  20. Questions surface about judges’ gift disclosures
  21. Pandering to Pandemonium: A Quack Moves to Maui
  22. Study: Honolulu a top city for young college grads

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 11, 2015
  2. Powerwall or Powerdream?
  3. Merger Vote Comes up Short, Hawaiian Electric Extends Deadline
  4. State Planning Office Publishes 'Land Use System Review'
  5. Bicycle Friendly? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
  6. Caldwell: I will Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City Unless Council Funds 'Positions'
  7. Luke, Tokuda on long quest to find hidden budget funds
  8. Unedited Video: Kenoi Lies Thru Teeth in April Fools Day Interview
  9. Obamacare State Exchange Disasters: Hawaii is the Worst
  10. With heavy lifting done, Kaiser wants in
  11. Costly consequences of Hawaii's 50-Year Old payroll technology
  12. State tax returns could be delayed 16 weeks, DoTax Racks up Overtime
  13. Bill Would Require State Worker Participation in Return to Work Programs
  14. Renewable? How Often Does Civil Beat need to repeat a lie to make it true?
  15. HEI Takes Aim at Takeover Group
  16. UH Manoa Boosts Graduation Rates by Cutting GPA Requirement
  17. Tuition hikes, belt tightening ahead for UH
  18. Latest UH Manoa Faculty Infighting Claims Scalp
  19. Maya Soetoro-Ng says Hawaii won’t be forgotten by The Obama
  20. Tesla's New Battery Doesn't Work That Well With Solar
  21. They gave their all to make sure we are safe'
  22. Criminal Not Grateful to Soft-on-Crime Judge

Monday, May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Draft DoI Rules Create Path for Fake Indian Tribe to Take Over DHHL
  2. Sacred? OHA Trustees Dream of "Millions or Billions" in Telescope Revenues
  3. Mandatory GMO food label not backed by science
  4. HB888 Deedy Bill Coming Back in 2016
  5. Best City to Start a Career? Its not Honolulu
  6. Telescope: "Conver$ation$ are Happening"
  7. Mauna Kea Telescope tied to Haleakala Case
  8. Kauai Mayor’s proposed budget tops $182M, HGEA Continues to Drain Reserves
  9. Who Will be Next HSTA President
  10. Did NextEra spy on Occupy Wall Street?
  11. Giant Offshore Windfarm Coming to Hawaii?
  12. Implementing the Community-Based Renewable Energy and the Green Infrastructure Loan Programs
  13. HB148-SB145: Make Crime Pay
  14. Some in HPD can't wait for body cams

Sunday, May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laulima not A'ole: Restoring Our Roots
  2. Whose Tax Is It, Anyway? (Part 2)
  3. Court Challenge to Guam’s race-based plebiscite will go Forward
  4. OHA Gives Away $7.4M in Grants
  5. Women in Hawaii: Poverty and Opportunity
  6. Could Private Exchanges Save Health Care?
  7. Facts not Ideology
  8. Star-Adv: Let's Start Talking about Recreational Marijuana Now
  9. Ige Helped Write Legislation on HHSC, Health Connector
  10. Solar Shifts $53M in Costs to Others 
  11. BOE is considering a plan to make out-of-school suspensions a last resort
  12. Nago Designated At-Will Employee Subject to Post Election Review
  13. Shapiro: Drop Scheme to Build Obama 'Center' at Kakaako
  14. Lower property tax rates in Maui council budget proposal
  15. Bill 32 Reform 'Residential A' Tax Cliff 
  16. Truth-Challenged Anti-GMO Activists Hype Dust Damages
  17. Alleged victim speaks about game room attack
  18. Some Question Bag Ban

Sunday, May 10, 2015
May, 2015 Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
  • Facts not Ideology

Saturday, May 09, 2015
May 9, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DHHL 'No Advance Notice' as Feds Grab for Rule-Making Authority over Hawaiian Homelands
  2. Tranny Birth Certificates: How They Voted
  3. Kaiser to Bid for Maui Hospital Partnership
  4. Health Connector to Shutdown, Transfer Technology to State
  5. Ethics Board: Kenoi still hasn't filed gift disclosures (Take Mayor to Japan, get a 'contract')
  6. 7 Top Hawai‘i Teachers on What It’s Like to Work in the State Department of Education
  7. Board eyes gay sex ed policy change
  8. Ernie Martin pushes to study utility options on Oahu
  9. Failed bills show anti-GMO movement has been wrong all along
  10. Anti-Agriculture 'Dust Damage' Verdict is End Result of Year of Anti-GMO Hype
  11. Revoking the TMT Permits Would Be a Huge Mistake
  12. Will Supreme Court Undo Hawaii Apportionment Commission?
  13. Medical marijuana dispensary law will face challenges
  14. Isles' autistic kids, families will benefit from Luke's Law
  15. UH: Up to 7% Tuition Hike Coming
  16. UH Manoa Administrators, Professors Play Retaliation Games in Media 
  17. Star-Adv: Don't Bust Prostitutes Any More
  18. Maui PD Identifies Hit and Run Diver
  19. Military-impacted schools striving toward accreditation
  20. Hawaii visitor spending drops 1.3 percent in first quarter
  21. Lawmakers approve construction of memorial for fallen officers

Friday, May 08, 2015
May 8, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Grab for Rule-Making Authority over Hawaiian Homelands
  2. Hawaii, Alaska Independence Movement Requests Russian Support
  3. “We don’t follow laws, we make them”
  4. Heritage: Jones Act Reform Part of Seven-Point Plan for Economic Recovery
  5. How They Voted: HB321 Marijuana
  6. Death Taxes: How Does Hawaii Compare?
  7. CEOs Rank Hawaii 44th Worst for Business
  8. Feds try to get Kauai Protesters Arrested: "I want you to hit me"
  9. Borreca: Randy Perriera a Big Loser?
  10. City Ethics Commission investigating HPD chief
  11. Police Reforms Killed in Conference Committee
  12. Dozens of UH P-Card Users Rack up $100K-$200K Each
  13. Rail Will Use 122.4 GigaWatts of Electricity
  14. Telescope viewed as an opportunity for science education to some
  15. Telescope Protesters: "This court has no legal authority over me"
  16. Fear and Pseudoscience: Another Bogus Anti-GMO Pesticide Study Released
  17. $3-5M Needed to Legally Launch Marijuana 'Dispensary'
  18. Honolulu is worst in the U.S. for affordable housing for young adults
  19. Opponents say Okada Trucking case raised Hawaii construction costs
  20. After Launching TAT, Tourism Industry Now Surprised to See it 'Picking Their Pockets'
  21. Solar Scammers Game HEI Merger With Takeover Offer 
  22. Overpriced Tesla Home Batteries: Who Will be Suckered into Buying Them?
  23. City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says
  24. Mayor Wright theft eviction reversed
  25. Ex-Drug Court clerk pleads guilty to stealing $930 in gift cards
  26. Former probation officer pleads not guilty to theft
  27. Hawaii could be first to Ban Animal Circus Acts

Thursday, May 07, 2015
May 7, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Senate says 'yes' to marijuana and 'no' to anti-GMO protesters
  2. Hawaii State Senate Announces New Committee Chairs
  3. Rail: It’s Going to Be a Bumpy Ride
  4. OHA Telescope Neutrality: Do You Smell Something Fishy?
  5. Honolulu 86th Worst Small Business Environment
  6. Over 14,000 ballots cast in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections -- Voting Open One More Week
  7. Rep. McDermott critical of new state budget for ignoring pressing needs at Campbell High School
  8. Kilauea Largest Source of SO2 Pollution in USA
  9. Ige says he is not sold on the need for a law extending the rail transit tax
  10. Job Trust Being Dismantled: Thanks to Perriera's Incompetence, 300 HGEA, UPW Members to be Laid Off at Hospitals
  11. Anti-GMO Crowd Ousted in Senate Shakeup
  12. Kouchi 'More Friendly to Development'
  13. Grant in Aid: Politicians Give Themselves Money
  14. How Will Kenoi Appointees Sabotage Ethics Investigation?
  15. Maui County Employee Uses PCard to Build Catering Business at Baseyard, County Covers it Up
  16. Arch of Hysteria Wanes: People Losing Interest in Telescope Protest
  17. Hardest Days of Fiery Testimony, Anger Over Federal Grab for Control of Hawaii Waters
  18. Council passes sit-lie bill over Objections of Activists Who Want to Keep the Homeless Homeless
  19. Homeless Parents Continue to Refuse Shelter, Keep Children on Streets
  20. Legislators Approve $80M Loan Guarantee for Hawaiian Electric
  21. Two Alternatives are Floated to replace HECO and NextEra
  22. Hawaii Second State to Dump Ethanol Mandate
  23. Maui County RFP for Electric Co-op Conversion
  24. Rail Construction Behind Massive West Oahu Traffic Jams
  25. City council unanimously approves Hoopili project in West Oahu
  26. Council Votes to Hike Taxes on Waikiki Businesses
  27. Hawaii Nursing Care Costs 4th Highest in USA
  28. Bungling State Destroys Yet Another Small Business
  29. Federal charges filed against Honolulu police officer after alleged beating (#1)
  30. HPD will fire officer accused of fondling girl during traffic stop (#2)
  31. Maui cop accused in hit and run (#3)
  32. Maui: Homosexual Child Molester Gets 10 Years
  33. Lawyer Tries to Knock Down Massage Parlor Charges
  34. King Street bike path design flaw creates handicap parking problems


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Final Chapter In Judicial Selection Commission List Public Records Case
by Robert Thomas Monday, May 25, 2015

Ige signed the bill authorizing that final payment this week....


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Religious Heritage of the Hawaiian Kingdom
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 25, 2015

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Pastor Robb Finberg about the intention/design of the Aloha Heritage Center of Hawaii....


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Facing Reality: Hawaii's State Hospitals
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 25, 2015

...government has the ability to ignore market realities until systems ultimately collapse....


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Best state in America: Hawaii, for making the ultimate sacrifice
by News Article Monday, May 25, 2015

Hawaii’s per capita death toll during the four conflicts combined is greater than that of any of its peers....


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Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)
by News Article Sunday, May 24, 2015

...almost all the hard cheese made in the United States, and in much of the West, uses a genetically engineered protein....


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Unfunded Liabilities – Smoke and Mirrors?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 24, 2015

...what actually goes into this “unfunded liability” calculation....


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2015 Legislative Recap: Victories for Social and Economic Justice
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2015
The 2015 Legislative session ended earlier this month with three of Hawaii Appleseed's top priorities being passed!
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Dust is a Worldwide Pollutant
by Jack Dini Saturday, May 23, 2015
What connects Earth's largest, hottest desert to its largest tropical rain forest?
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A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
by Michael Hansen Saturday, May 23, 2015

the Canadian government lifted an import duty of 25 percent on foreign-built ships in 2011....


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HSTA Insurgents: We Won the Election, Will Sue Tuesday
by News Release Saturday, May 23, 2015

Each of these races was decided by more than 150 votes....


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Auditor: School Bus Reforms Not Rolled Out Statewide
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, May 22, 2015

...the reforms are a work in progress....


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Conspiracies and Paranoia: Hector Valenzuela Plays the Victim
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 22, 2015

I’m starting to think that eating organic is correlated to conspiracy thinking and some degree of paranoia....


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Beer Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest
by News Article Friday, May 22, 2015

“...taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than labor and raw materials combined....”


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UPDATE: HSTA Election Conspiracy? Okabe Complains About Release of Information
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 22, 2015

"...have no integrity and join effectively in a conspiracy against him and his team....” 


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Tulsi Gabbard: How She Isn’t Making Hawaii Better
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 22, 2015

You also fail to disclose your own money ties to the organic and health food industry....


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Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
by Joni Kamiya Friday, May 22, 2015

With the recent announcement of the closure of the DuPont Pioneer farm in Kekaha, it’s of no surprise that the no aloha crew is out and about again....


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Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
by News Article Thursday, May 21, 2015
“The Southern area will be visible from Waikiki beach....  The eastern area is equally visible from the southeastern part of Oahu and will be part of the sunrise...."
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Hawaii State Capitol: MD on Errors in ‘Politically Correct’ Sex Ed
by Video Video Thursday, May 21, 2015

The complete video from the presentation at the State Capitol Auditorium....


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A Troubling Excess Of Optimism: Examining the Hawaii State Budget
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 21, 2015

...the Governor’s projection of state expenditures–and the means by which this forecast is determined–are not transparent....


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Auditor: Federal Land Use Issues Dog Aloha Stadium
by Hawaii State Auditor Thursday, May 21, 2015

...the stadium is a facility that inherently “pushes the boundaries”....


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Hawaii Obamacare Enrolls ZERO People During Special Enrollment Period
by Americans for Tax Reform Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Obama administration had implemented the special enrollment period from March 15 - April 30 to assist individuals who were unaware they would face a tax penalty for not having “qualifying” health insurance....


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Three Years of Secret Meetings Behind Feds' DHHL Rules -- What you can do
by Video Video Thursday, May 21, 2015
Why Do These Rule Changes Specifically Mention Swapping Hawaiian Crown Lands?
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NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
by Hawaii State Auditor Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In 2012, we found that after nearly 40 years of existence, NELHA had yet to live up to its creators’ vision....


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A-1 A-Lectrician Case: 9th Upholds Hawaii Election-Finance Laws
by News Article Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Several of Hawaii's campaign-finance laws challenged by a construction firm are not unconstitutional, the 9th Circuit ruled....


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Hawaii: Report Looks at the State of Preschool
by News Release Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The 2014 State Preschool Yearbook is the newest edition of our annual report profiling state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States....


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Hawaii Ranks Fourth for Senior Health
by News Release Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hawaii ranked fourth for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report....


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2015 Neighborhood Board Election Results
by News Release Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Complete results from all NB races ....


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84% of Hawaii Rural Roads Poor, Mediocre
by News Release Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Only 15% of Hawaii rural roads are 'good'....


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Stirring the Hysteria Pot
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It’s a great tactic as so many folks don’t have a clue....


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Study: Hawaii 12th Best State for Military Retirees
by News Article Tuesday, May 19, 2015

... the average military retirement age is 44 years old ....


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Hawaii’s health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchanges
by News Article Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The collapse of Hawaii’s state-run health exchange has observers wondering which of the other beleaguered exchanges could be next to fail....


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Out of Reach 2015: Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals in USA
by News Release Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Statewide average wage to afford 2 br rental: $31.61 (Highest in USA)


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 18, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, May 18, 2015
Senate: Trade Promotion Authority - Cloture
House: Waters of the United States – Passage
House: Twenty-Week Abortion Ban – Passage
House: Iran Nuclear Agreement Congressional Review – Passage
House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization – Passage

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Osprey Crash Landing at Bellows: 1 Marine Dead, others wounded
by Video Video Sunday, May 17, 2015

...21 have been transported to local hospitals for assessment and treatment....


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Attorney Seeks Hawaiians Placed on Kanaiolowalu Roll Without Permission
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, May 17, 2015

...names of thousands of individuals were transferred, without their permission, over to Kana`iolowalu from other databases held by the state....


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Tulsi Gabbard's Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"-- Funded Taliban
by News Article Sunday, May 17, 2015

"Chris Butler and the Foundation have worked to help many people get their lives back on track, including Patrick Bowler and will continue to do so." -- Jeannie Bishop, president of the Science of Identity Foundation


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We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 17, 2015

...three big issues that are holding us back in international competitiveness....


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Jones Act Ready for Retirement
by Michael Hansen Saturday, May 16, 2015

...From 43 percent of global shipping in 1950, the Department of Transportation found in 2009 that “U.S.-flag ships carry only about 1.5 percent of the foreign trade of the United States.”....


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CON: Hawaii Ranks #3 in 'Certificate of Need' Laws
by News Article Saturday, May 16, 2015

In 1987, the federal government repealed the CON mandate, and throughout the 1980s, states began retiring their CON programs--but not Hawaii....


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Which States Receive the Most Federal Aid? -- Hawaii is 49th
by News Article Saturday, May 16, 2015

The lowest federal share occurred in North Dakota at 19.0 percent, followed by Hawaii (21.5 percent)....


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UH Faces Hearing before NCAA Committee on Infractions
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

FULL TEXT: UH official response to the NCAA....


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Voting for 2015 Neighborhood Board elections ends tonight
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15: Ballots must be cast by 11:59 p.m....


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Court: State Cannot Place Tax Lien on Hawaii PEO Business Owned by Mainland Tribe
by News Article Friday, May 15, 2015

Whether Blue Lake invoked sovereign immunity in order to delay or defraud EDD from collecting unemployment insurance from the tribe is not relevant....


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There’s ‘No Sugarcoating’ Health Insurance Exchange Failures
by Grassroot Institute Friday, May 15, 2015

Hawaii state legislators have refused to pour millions of dollars into Hawaii’s exchange, which means it could close by Sept. 30....


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Dog Bites? Hawaii Ranks 40th
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

In 2014 Hawaii ranked 40 with 14 dog bite claims. Amount Paid $355,566....


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Enviros Challenge Deep-Sea Mining Licenses
by News Article Friday, May 15, 2015

The Center for Biological Diversity brought the May 13 lawsuit in Washington, D.C., over five-year extensions that regulators granted Lockheed Martin for two exploration licenses it holds for a metal-rich zone of the Pacific Ocean....


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Robin Danner in DC: "I speak for Native Hawaiians"
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

This meeting is going to deal with the DOI announcement of proposing rules....


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Ige: Feds Secretly Declared Hawaii Health Connector 'Non-Compliant' in February
by News Release Friday, May 15, 2015

If Hawaii’s plan is not acceptable to CMS, Hawai’i risks losing $1 billion in matching federal Medicaid funds....


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Tulsi Gabbard takes on Obama
by News Article Thursday, May 14, 2015

One of the toughest critics of President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is Rep. Tulsi Gabbard....


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OHA: $2.8M Giveaway to Wife of Kanaiolowalu CEO
by Video Video Thursday, May 14, 2015

...What The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Is Planning To Do In Their Latest Ploy To Save Their Nation Building Efforts For Kana'iolowalu....


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Behind Closed Doors: Shining the Light on Government Secrecy in Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Thursday, May 14, 2015

...a system designed to protect secrets and keep the public uninformed....


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Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, May 14, 2015

On December 9, 2013, the Obama Administration finalized a regulation allowing wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles....


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IRONMAN fined $2.7M for illegal lottery
by News Release Thursday, May 14, 2015

...Ironman charged athletes, who did not otherwise qualify, $50 to enter lotteries for the chance to compete in the Ironman World Championship....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Economic Growth Slows
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015

...mainly due to the slower than expected growth of the U.S. economy during the first quarter and the decline in Japanese visitor spending....


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Three days left to vote in the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The voting deadline for the 2015 Neighborhood Board elections is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15....


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Hawaii Legislature adjourns without passing any anti-gun bills
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Please thank the state legislators listed below for supporting your Second Amendment rights....


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252 Criminals Deported from Hawaii in Last 7 Years
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, May 13, 2015

...local authorities share fingerprints from everyone booked into jail with federal authorities, who comb the prints for immigrants, those here legally and illegally, so they can be deported....


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70% Tuition Hike: UH System Ranks #2 in USA
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Many public two- and four-year colleges and universities avoided significant tuition increases for the second year in a row... but not UH....


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East-West Center Featured in 2015 Congressional Pig Book
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015

...Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2015 Congressional Pig Book, the 23rd edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending....


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Study: Honolulu not Nearly as Diverse as You Thought
by News Article Wednesday, May 13, 2015

...economic class diversity, ethno-racial and linguistic diversity, economic diversity and household diversity....


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Council Refuses to Back Down After Caldwell Threatens to Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City
by News Release Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Caldwell: I will Make Kakaako a Homeless Tent City Unless Council Funds 'Positions'
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Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes
by Americans for Tax Reform Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hawaii now joins Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, and Nevada as cautionary tales in government central planning....


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Hawaii Bans Smoking For Young Adults, Lets Kids Continue to Have Sex
by Americans for Tax Reform Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Regarding E-Cigs, Hawaii should defer to the FDA for guidance on this regulatory framework....


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Obama Library: UH Desperately Tries to Appear Relevant
by News Release Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Barack Obama Foundation announced today that the future Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago’s South Side (which is nowhere near Hawaii)....


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Bicycle Friendly? Hawaii Ranks 43rd
by News Release Tuesday, May 12, 2015

...the League of American Bicyclists has released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State rankings....


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State Planning Office Publishes 'Land Use System Review'
by News Release Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In 2014, the State Office of Planning, on its own accord, initiated an examination of the State land use system....


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Merger Vote Comes up Short, Hawaiian Electric Extends Deadline
by News Release Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The merger agreement requires 75% approval by shareholders, so far it only has 70% approval....


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Powerwall or Powerdream?
by NCPA NCPA Monday, May 11, 2015

...it would take over 7 years before the savings would cover the cost of the Powerwall....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 11, 2015
by Congress .org Monday, May 11, 2015
Senate: Fiscal 2016 Budget Resolution - Motion to Proceed
Senate: Iran Nuclear Agreement - Passage

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Best City to Start a Career? Its not Honolulu
by News Article Monday, May 11, 2015

Honolulu Ranks 101st: 95th for 'Professional Opportunities' and 107th for 'Quality of Life'....


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