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Friday, October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fact: Takai Voted for Pension Tax Twice
  2. No New Taxes? Ige Broke Promise
  3. Photo: Ige's Broken No New Taxes Pledge
  4. David Ige Decries The Healthcare Disaster He Helped Create
  5. ALEC: Hawaii Educational Progress Ranks 6th in USA
  6. VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Assists in Puna
  7. Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
  8. DoE Enrollment Drops Under New Kindergarten Plan
  9. Hawaii Residents Have Coverage For Lava Flow Damage
  10. Zombies, Vampires, and the Jones Act
  11. Fact Check on Union's false education campaign claims
  12. Donors Who Gave Abercrombie $5M Only Gave Ige $330K
  13. NYT: Ige Not a Sure Thing
  14. Borreca: Pension Tax is Defining Issue of Campaign
  15. Hawaii taxpayers would spend millions on private preschools if amendment passes
  16. Kauai Council to Vote on Repeal of Failed Anti-GMO Law
  17. Billionaire Demands Peasants Be Forced to Participate in Gay Marriages
  18. Manoa Tranny Accused of Child Molestation
  19. Felony: Anti-GMO Activist Offers to Buy Votes
  20. HUD: Hawaii Homelessness up 18%
  21. Housing law protects pothead renters
  22. Who’s getting coveted school geographic exceptions?
  23. Apple Saved UH From Losing Even More Money on Basketball Payouts
  24. Garden Isle Newspaper Continues to Help Bogus 'Foodbank'
  25. FCC Rules Changes to Address Hawaii 911 Outage

Thursday, October 30, 2014
October 30, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. CNBC: Hawaii ranks 49th for Business Friendliness
  2. Hawaii Dead Last for ‘Pass Through’ Business Employment
  3. HECO to Build 50MW Peaker Plant to Balance Erratic Alternative Energy
  4. Waikiki Homeless Outreach Begins Nov 3
  5. Schatz Proposes 66% Tax Rate for Self-Employed
  6. Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine
  7. Abercrombie Appoints Five to Boards and Commissions
  8. 1st Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference
  9. Awkward Ige Gave Opening on Pension Tax
  10. Education Institute of Hawaii on School Empowerment
  11. GMO initiative would be bad law
  12. As Lava Threatens to Cut Off Geothermal Plant, HELCO Issues RFP
  13. Goldman Sachs Behind Scheme to Soak Local Investors With Subprime Green Energy Bonds
  14. Recent payouts, losses cost UH nearly $1.8 million
  15. Homeless Dude, Lawyers Working on New Loophole
  16. Kauai Bus Shelters Cost Over $50K Each

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Politically Modified Organism Makes Money Grow on Trees for Hawaii Anti-GMO Activist
  2. Video: The Truth About Abortion and Duke Aiona
  3. Ige Was For Pension Taxes Before He Was Against Them
  4. Lanai Mom Sues for Hawaiian Language Classes
  5. VIDEO: Secret Hawaii Tribe Deal Puts Roll Commissioners in Charge
  6. Waikiki Execs Don't Want Ige
  7. PBN Debunks False campaign claims made Against Aiona
  8. After Six Years of Manoa Liberal in White House, Democrats Losing Nationwide
  9. Lava expected to block access to Pahoa polling place; Thousands asked to vote elsewhere on Nov. 4
  10. PRP Warrants Criminal Investigation
  11. Omidyar, KSBE Pour Money into Private Preschool Amendment
  12. Anti-GMO Activists "Ugly, Racial"
  13. Star-Adv: GMO initiative Would Ban Marijuana Varieties
  14. CSC Complaint: Say Used $60K in Campaign Funds to Defend Residency Case
  15. USVI Refinery Reopening Under Jones Act Exemption
  16. Rail: No Humans Involved
  17. Another HPD officer charged in domestic abuse
  18. Police beating could prompt major changes for HPD unit
  19. SHPD to Solve 50 Year Old Historic Home Problem?
  20. As NCAA Closes in, UH Cashes out Mens B-Ball Coaches

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
October 28, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou Hits Takai on Pension Tax in Latest Commercial
  2. Ige 'Education Tax' Would Hit All UH Graduates' Income
  3. Afghanistan: Hawaii Based Marine Killed by Jihadi Child Molester
  4. Hawaii Ranks 30th on Business Taxes
  5. Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
  6. Cayetano Blames One Party System for Low Turnout
  7. American Samoa--Mistaken About Faleomavaega?
  8. VIDEOS: Maui Anti-GMO Activists Steal Signs, Suffer Road Rage
  9. Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
  10. US General: North Korea Now Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles, Can Hit Hawaii
  11. Poll: Djou 45% - Takai 45%
  12. Ige Hammered on Pension Tax, GE Tax
  13. HGEA, AFSCME, National Democrats Spend $1.46M to Buy Ige 
  14. Politico: House Dems Fret Debilitating Losses
  15. HAWAII'S REALTORS ENDORSES DJOU
  16. NYT Online Poll: Ige 45% -Aiona 19% 
  17. HCDA Rushes Approvals to Beat New Governor
  18. Sam Aiona Distinguishes Himself in CD6 Race
  19. Caldwell's Latest Fee Hike: Make the Disabled Pay
  20. Star-Adv Supports Caldwell's Grab for DHHL affordable housing credits
  21. Abercrombie Never Recovered From October 2011 Lows
  22. Surfrider: Pro-Tourism, Anti-Agriculture
  23. Anti-GMO Group Holds Rally Ahead of November Vote
  24. Lanai mother sues state over Hawaiian language barriers

Monday, October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige's Pihana: Which Came First the Crony or the Capitalist?
  2. VIDEO: David Ige 2.0 Event Highlights Record Of Failed Policies
  3. VIDEO: Ige Voted to Approve Furlough Fridays
  4. Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates from Kaka'ako Coalition
  5. Hawaii Is the 3rd Least Politically Engaged State
  6. Pahoa: Lava Flow Speeds Up, Possible Evacuations Overnight
  7. Poll: Ige 40% - Aiona 34%
  8. Public hospital status quo ‘unacceptable’
  9. NYT: Hawaii Health Exchange Struggling More than Most
  10. Power bills Cut 10% Starting Nov 1 -- on Guam
  11. Lingle Talks Clean Energy, Public Policy at Cornell
  12. Cayetano wants complaint against PRP referred to prosecutor
  13. Price Fixing: Matson Subpoenaed by Justice Department
  14. Abercrombie Spent the Most Per Vote, Mufi Second
  15. New Hope’s Politics Has a Distinctly Evangelistic Flavor
  16. Hormonal Hypochondria at Root of Anti-GMO Activism

Sunday, October 26, 2014
October 26, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Goliath is Desperate
  2. Governor Requests Disaster Declaration of Pahoa Lava Flow
  3. Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker
  4. Ige on Defense as Campaign Enters Final 10 Days 
  5. Hawaii Federation of Independent Businesses Endorses Aiona for Governor
  6. UH Law School again tops nation as 'Best Environment for Minority Students'
  7. Hawaii Medical Association Endorses Djou
  8. What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 3)
  9. UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii's Economy In Need of An Engine
  10. Ige: I will Keep HGEA in Control of HHSC, Here's How
  11. Aiona: Union Scare Tactics Hold HHSC Hostage
  12. HGEA Gets Failed CEO Bruce Anderson to Peddle its Line on HHSC
  13. Takai Refuses to Sign Clean Elections Pledge
  14. Borreca: Takai is candidate of the Rich
  15. Hawaii GMO Ban Would Drive Up World Food Prices
  16. 40 Stitches After Anti-GMO Mayoral Candidate Slices Guys Face Open With Broken Glass
  17. Victims of Solar Contractors: Customers with 'rogue' PV links to pay even if cut off
  18. Solar Contractor Admits Installing Systems HECO Cannot Connect, Calls Himself Victim
  19. Rate Hike Coming: HEI wants a stranded cost recovery mechanism
  20. Puna Lava Elections: Will Nago Screw it up Again?
  21. ‘Packed up and ready to go’: Evacuations coming soon in Pahoa

Saturday, October 25, 2014
October 25, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Takai ‘Can’t Carry the Cooler’ for Hawaii
  2. $40.8M Missing: Rail GE Tax Revenues Short Again
  3. Hawaii Welfare Pays Better Than Teaching, Military
  4. Bonds: Fitch Rates Hawaii's Next $1.1B 'AA'
  5. Hawaii tuition increases 34% in five years--#1 in USA
  6. Photos: Molokai Unites to Defend GMO Agriculture
  7. Djou $416K Cash on Hand With 20 Days to Go
  8. DLNR Approves Community Management of Haena Fishpond
  9. Democrat Poll Djou 42% - Takai 49%
  10. Poll: 50% Yes to public funding for private preschools--only 42% No
  11. Political opponents form friendship during one candidate's illness
  12. Star-Adv Endorses Ozawa for E Oahu Council Seat
  13. Hawaii High Tech Development Corp Backs Defeated “patent troll”
  14. Stinking Hypocrisy: Surfrider Foundation Threatens Suit to Block Farm on Behalf of Luxury Resort
  15. Battle brewing between BIA-Hawaii and state preservation officials over historic buildings law
  16. Exclusive: New, disturbing video of an attack by a Honolulu Police Officer inside a game room
  17. Honolulu inmate accidentally released instead of taken to jail

Friday, October 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. RGA Poll: Ige 39% - Aiona 36%
  2. Djou: It Will Be Close and We Can Win
  3. VIDEO: Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything
  4. Leaked Emails Show Hawaiian Civic Club Leaders Squabble Over OHA Tribe 'Consortium'
  5. Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
  6. Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties
  7. 20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
  8. Wind Power Drives Electricity Prices Up
  9. Community Work Day to Clean Up West Oahu Parks
  10. OHA Candidates Debate to be Live-Streamed
  11. Video: Improving Public Schools with Randy Roth
  12. How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
  13. Poll: Djou 47% - Takai 47%
  14. Ward Poll Shows Unholy Alliance Backing Ige
  15. Clowns At Star-Adv Endorse Serial Violator Awana
  16. Desperate Need for Election Day Workers on Big Island
  17. HART Incompetence: $6M for design revisions because Stations too Heavy for Rail Columns
  18. Council to Give Homeowners Extension to Avoid Massive Tax Hike
  19. Just How Bad Is Honolulu’s Housing Crisis?
  20. GMOs: Why I Switched Sides
  21. Kauai: Anti-GMO Mayoral Candidate Pushes Ebola Conspiracy Nonsense
  22. Attorney: Big Isle GMO Law Just as Invalid as Kauai's
  23. Report:  Nepotism Causes Risk of Fatality at State Hospital
  24. Bring ID to Vote
  25. State Senate confirms 3 judges
  26. UH Athletic Department Squirms under NCAA Pressure

Thursday, October 23, 2014
October 23, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Judge Adjutant General Investigates Elle Cochran: Fired Staffer Because he had National Guard Duty?
  2. Aiona Campaign Releases Policy Roadmap
  3. Students Now Facing More Cuts, Higher Costs Under Ige's Budget Leadership
  4. Honolulu Airport 3rd Worst in N America
  5. S&P Downgrades Hawaii
  6. VIDEO: Tsutsui on Ige's Lack of Interest in Neighbor Islands
  7. Caldwell signs 'Best Cities for Successful Aging' Pledge
  8. It's a Ward Poll: Ige 47%, Aiona 35%
  9. Old Boys Pour Money into Ige Campaign
  10. Star-Adv: McDermott was Right About Pono Choices
  11. Superferry Comeback?
  12. Are PRP, Consultants Guilty of Criminal Wrongdoing?
  13. In Hawaii Attack Ads Work Differently for Democrats and Republicans
  14. HART Gives Mainland University Administrators Free Hawaii Vacation
  15. Telemarketer Girds for Hawaii's Next Obamacare Disaster
  16. State Hospital report recommends changes at troubled facility
  17. Solar Farm to Displace Affordable Housing
  18. Richardson Will Train Lawyers to Scoop 'Green' from Energy
  19. Electrical problems at Halawa prison Cause Cell Doors to Open at Random
  20. Family of dead Ewa Beach man denied justice due to Lost Paperwork by prosecutor’s office
  21. Senate Committee Approves 'Unqualified' Judicial Nominee
  22. HPD officers involved in game room beating, no longer getting paychecks
  23. NCAA Completes Investigation of UH Athletics, Penalties next
  24. Caldwell Dumps Trash into Ocean at Kapiolani Park
  25. Bizarre News: Matson reduces fuel surcharge
  26. Hawaii Highest Proportion of Equity-Rich Homeowners
  27. County closes Cemetery Road after lava advances 425 yards

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige on Housing? More of the Same
  2. S.567: Schatz Proposes Largest Tax Hike in US History
  3. Business Development Counselors Rank Hawaii Business Environment
  4. Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement
  5. Hawaii DoE Presents Next Biennium Budget--Unions Take $231M Bite
  6. BoE: Matayoshi No Longer 'Exceptional'
  7. Polls Show Governor's Race Within Margin of Error
  8. Health Connector Spent $204.3M to Distribute $4.3M Tax Credits
  9. Out of Control School Lunch, Transportation Programs Behind $19M Budget Request
  10. Counties, DHHL Duke it out over Affordable Housing Credits
  11. Hawaii County Council Considers More Tax Hikes
  12. Star-Adv Endorses Aaron Johanson for House 31
  13. PRP super PAC says it 'accidentally' failed to list $86,000 that paid for mailers
  14. Hawaii Family Advocates vs. United Public Workers
  15. Gay Marriage Produces No Growth in LGBT Tourism
  16. Former Honolulu Advertiser Owner Charged with Child Molestation
  17. Officer suspended after video captures game room assault
  18. 20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
  19. Hawaii Gas Prices Highest in USA, Slowest to Decline
  20. After Wasting 20 Years and Millions of Dollars, Legislators Want Feds to Pay for Kahoolawe
  21. Honolulu Airport 3rd Worst in N America

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Walk-In Early Voting Begins TODAY
  2. NRA Grades Hawaii Candidates on Second Amendment
  3. Ige's HHSC Mess Gets Worse
  4. “Few Major Policy Differences” Between Ige And Abercrombie
  5. VIDEO: We're Worried About Brian
  6. The Jones Act--Backward Thinking
  7. Caldwell Town Halls to discuss Islandwide Housing Strategy
  8. Massive Debris Pile Reveals Risk of Huge Tsunamis in Hawaii
  9. BLNR Considers New Hunting Rules
  10. The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology
  11. Hurricane?  Abercrombie Didn't Show up, Doesn't Care
  12. Hawaii Gov Race 'Leans Democratic'--Shift from tossup
  13. Schatz a Backbencher for Elizabeth Warren
  14. Star-Adv Endorses Janet Grace for Waikiki House Dist 22
  15. Kauai Council Considers Massive GE Tax Hike
  16. CSC Looking At PRP-- Again
  17. Ritte: We Didn't go to Kahoolawe to Form a Nation
  18. Bhagowalia Scores Full Time Federal Gig, Is Abercrombie Still Pretending he is With State?
  19. 'Unqualified' Masunaga Wants to be 'Face of Judiciary'
  20. Domestic Violence on Trial: 90% Acquitted
  21. Hawaii Atheist Moves to Michigan, Begins Complaining of 'Long Time' Discrimination
  22. Hollywood Homosexual Countersues Accuser in Hawaii Court
  23. HPD cracks down on police abuse by CRU
  24. Prosecutors cannot re-file gambling case until they answer to misconduct allegations
  25. Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism
  26. Anti-Dairy farm Protester Finds 'Pristine' Water is Already Polluted
  27. Luxury Real Estate Behind Anti-GMO 'Movement'
  28. Souki: House will not take up Say residency issue

Monday, October 20, 2014
October 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Energy Survey Shows Public Support Inversely Proportional to Amount of Energy Produced
  2. Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail
  3. Plastic Bag Ban Increases Litter
  4. Star-Adv Rundown of Competitive Legislative Races
  5. Galuteria Puts OHA Ahead of Constituents
  6. Gubernatorial Candidates All Have it Both Ways on Common Core
  7. Crony Capitalists Angered by Possibility of Lower Utility Bills
  8. Should Hawaii Purge More People from List of Registered Voters?
  9. No consequences for key politician in Kauai dam breach tragedy
  10. Carlisle Proposes Blood Alcohol Limits for Gun Possession
  11. Djou Endorsed by the Associated Building Contractors, Hawaii Chapter

Sunday, October 19, 2014
October 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Akina For OHA: Stop Nation-Building Effort
  2. Former Execs of Honolulu Rail Supplier Parent Company Get Two Year Prison Term
  3. What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 2)
  4. UPDATE: Hurricane Ana Takes Aim at Kauai
  5. Star-Adv: Ige Can Lead Inouye Gang After Hanabusa Defeat
  6. Shapiro: Ige Campaign Devolves into Shabby Battle of Guilt by Association
  7. Their voters are out there, but will they go to polls?
  8. Did UPW Hope for Hannemann?
  9. Close Half of Hospitals? HHSC Hospitals Socked with $69M Bill for Retiree Health Insurance
  10. Mafia Windfarm Developer in Last Desperate Push for Big Cable
  11. Maui News: Vote ‘No’ on GMO ban
  12. Dude Moves to Maui, Begins Protesting GMOs
  13. Anti-GMO graffiti being cleaned up by seniors
  14. Mainland Eco-Hypesters Push for More Restrictions on Hawaii Fishermen

Saturday, October 18, 2014
October 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Army Officer Files IG Complaint Against Mark Takai
  2. Washington Post Debunks Takai Campaign Commercial
  3. Ige Drove Cost of Living Higher
  4. HPD Releases Cachola Videos, 911 Call
  5. Hawaii ranks worst for tax burden, report says
  6. Hawaii Hurricane History 1949-2014
  7. $64M: HMSA Medicare Advantage Premium Hikes Hit 46,000
  8. LNG Import Will Save Ratepayers $87M
  9. Complaints against Pacific Resource Partnership on tap for Campaign Spending Commission
  10. "If (Mufi) Doesn't Like You You're in Deep S***"
  11. American Action: $300K for Djou
  12. All 3 Public Employees Unions Now Endorse Ige
  13. NEA Money to Buy Ige 5th Floor?
  14. Regents Ease Path to Lowered Tuition
  15. Homeowners Beat Back Tax Hike Averaging $3795/year
  16. Health Department hears cesspool concerns
  17. Thanks to Jones Act, Guam Looks to Asia for LNG Conversion
  18. FEMA Again Denies Iselle Disaster Declaration
  19. Former DLNR Official Accused of Child Molestation
  20. Shocker: Child Molester Reoffends After Getting Probation
  21. Real Scientists Debunk UH Manoa Turtle-Tumor Hype

Friday, October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Family Advocates Releases 2014 General Election Endorsements
  2. Ige Ignored Efforts For Tax Relief On Groceries
  3. ALEC Ranks Hawaii as Worst State in Three Economic Categories
  4. Hawaii Named a ‘Top 10 State for Afterschool’
  5. Budget: Does Hawaii Have a Boom, or a Bust?
  6. VIDEO: Cam Cavasso in his own Words
  7. Corporations Must Re-Register as Non-Candidate Committees
  8. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Ana Projected to Skirt South Shores of Islands
  9. GMO Moratorium Shuts Down Farms for Over 2 Years
  10. Walk-In Early Voting Begins October 21
  11. After Spending Billions, Alt Energy Produces Almost Nothing in Hawaii
  12. Cost of Living Drags Hawaii's Happiness Down
  13. UH Must Clean Up its Act, Stabilize Tuition
  14. HPD ramps up domestic violence training
  15. Homeless Would Rather Risk Hurricane Than Accept Shelter
  16. KaLoko: Pflueger Blames His Victims
  17. Anti-GMO 'Fightland' Ties Leaders to Surf Nazis
  18. Testifiers: Planned rules for cesspools Should Apply only Along Shoreline
  19. The $1,000 Pill That Will Bankrupt Us All

Friday, October 17, 2014
Letters to the Editor, October, 2014
Letters to the Editor
  • GMO Moratorium Shuts Down Farms for Over 2 Years
  • Ohana Means Being Prepared Together
  • Punatics Always Wrong
  • Attorney General facilitates lack of transparency 
  • Let’s Rethink Our Property Tax System

Thursday, October 16, 2014
October 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: "I Did Look at Pension Tax as an Option"
  2. Keoki Kerr: "It Clearly Wasn't David Ige's Night"
  3. Health Care: Ige’s Epic Disaster
  4. Hawaii CON Limits Patients' Access to Life-Saving Exams
  5. No Long-Term Gains from Universal Preschool
  6. Ana: Big Island Schools Closed Friday, Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation
  7. GE Tax Hike: Ige, Hannemann Busted
  8. Djou Has More than Double the Money Takai Has
  9. Jones Act Money Flows to Takai
  10. Big Bucks Going Into Preschool Ballot Initiative
  11. Pflueger shows no remorse for Kauai dam breach
  12. Kauai Anti-GMO Tax Hike Pushed
  13. Hawaii agriculture needs support, not 'Plant Police'
  14. Electricity bills decline for most isle customers--Thanks to Fracking
  15. Attorney Asked Gang Leader to Write Out Witness List
  16. Will HPD Release Cachola Tapes, Report?
  17. Homeless Would Rather Risk Hurricane than Accept Shelter
  18. Parents to DOE: Why Aren’t We Being Told Sooner About Possible Child Abductions?
  19. Crazy Ideas About Drugs
  20. Judge to hear case against Hawaii on Pohakuloa
  21. State to lead pesticide study
  22. UberX, Lyft Rerouted to Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
October 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Federal Akaka Tribe Decision Revealed
  2. Ohana Means Being Prepared Together
  3. The Bleeding of Aloha: Ugliness of the Anti-GMO Movement in Hawaii
  4. Punatics Always Wrong
  5. Aiona: Lower the Cost of Energy
  6. Ige Wants To Charge $500 For Parking In Downtown Honolulu!?
  7. Affordable Food? Honolulu Scores 135th
  8. Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
  9. Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
  10. Djou Campaign $626K Cash on Hand
  11. HHSC Cuts Will Continue Until Partnership Approved
  12. Abercrombie to Sign Multi-Million Dollar UHPA Contract Giveaway
  13. Did Lawyer Feed Witness Names to Prison Gang?
  14. Soft on Crime: Pflueger gets seven months and $7000 fine for dam breach
  15. Atheist Tweeker Scores $1.95M for Helping Keep Inmates Out of Drug Rehab
  16. WSJ: Honolulu Most Expensive City in USA, Hilo is 5th
  17. Aiona, Ige Support LNG for Hawaii
  18. Lawyer: 9th Circuit panel biased in same-sex marriage decision
  19. While Muslims Chop Heads, Obama Orders Military to Give More Money to his Green Energy Campaign Contributors
  20. Counties Grab for More TAT, Again
  21. IHS housing first contract to serve 115
  22. Shelter space limited as storm approaches
  23. After Shutting Water Bottler, Kauai County Allows Reopening
  24. Video shows alleged police beating inside Chinatown business
  25. HPD: No Policy Changes on Domestic Violence
  26. Hawaii students get gift cards to participate in sex education program
  27. Honolulu Residents 100% Honest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
October 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. NYT/CBS Poll: Ige 41%-Aiona 35%
  2. 2013: Ige's TAT Raid Set Up County GE Tax Hike
  3. Video: Manny Pacquiao endorses Duke Aiona
  4. Aiona: Cut taxes to make Hawaii more affordable
  5. Djou Launches New TV Ad
  6. 2013: Ige's TAT Raid Set Up County GE Tax Hike
  7. VIDEO: Cam Cavasso Launches TV Ads
  8. Colleges Refuse to Renew Institutes That Spread Chinese Government Propaganda
  9. UHERO: PV Growth in Hawaii?
  10. Absentee Ballots Hit Mailboxes
  11. Kaiser, HPH in partnership talks with Maui hospitals
  12. Maui Memorial Deficit to Quadruple, Thanks to HGEA, UPW Contracts
  13. Aiona, Hannemann: Abolish the LUC
  14. Teachers Union Drops $100K+ to Buy Ige
  15. GOP Voter Registration Push Does Not Materialize
  16. Voter Registration up 9% in Decade--Lags Population Growth
  17. Restaurant Assoc Endorses Djou 
  18. Hawaii GMO case heads for court Oct 23
  19. Anti-GMO Activists Operating Illegal TVRs with Cesspools Caus Coral Bleaching
  20. Cult Members 'Rapid Response Team' Runs Interference for Tulsi Gabbard
  21. Pearl City merchants blame rail work for slumping sales
  22. Scam Alert: Two Solar Contractors Installations Up
  23. City pays $2.6 million to Settle HPD Abuse Suits So Far this Year
  24. Longtime prosecutor accused of harassment
  25. Extreme 'clean' eating may exclude essential nutrients

Monday, October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Democrat Poll Shows Abortion Lies Work: Ige 45, Aiona 33, Hannemann 10
  2. Kakaako Developer Rushes Approval Before Abercrombie Appointees Exit HCDA
  3. Djou Emphasizes Critical Need for Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
  4. Congress to Consider Internet Sales Tax After Election
  5. Last Minute Dog Whistle: Takai Tags Djou with 'TEA Party' Label
  6. Thousands Rally for Aiona-Ahu
  7. Ige, Tsutsui Blocked Hanabusa Senate Control
  8. Rail Contractor Makes Way for Station Re-Bid
  9. Solar Scammers Angered by Plan to Cut Electric Rates
  10. If Amendment 4 Fails, Preschool Becomes 20-Year DoE Project
  11. Carlisle: After Abercrombie Disaster, Should Star-Adv be Endorsing Candidates?
  12. After Killing 8, Pflueger Sells Acreage to Facebook Billionaire
  13. Honolulu's construction cost increase tops the U.S.
  14. Muslims: Kick Military out of Hawaii to Make Way for Homeless
  15. Mating Season of Endangered Snail Prevents HPR Liberals from Raising Funds


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NYT: Omidyar In Waaaay Over His Head in Journalism Endeavors
by News Article Friday, October 31, 2014

Omidyar...seemed not to realize what he had gotten into....


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Hawaii Residents Have Coverage For Lava Flow Damage
by News Release Friday, October 31, 2014

...covered under a homeowners, renters or business insurance policy, according to the Insurance Information Institute....


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David Ige Decries The Healthcare Disaster He Helped Create
by News Release Friday, October 31, 2014

The Hawaii Health Connector Is The Most Expensive Obamacare Exchange In The Country....


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Photo: Ige's Broken No New Taxes Pledge
by News Release Friday, October 31, 2014

Why did David Ige sign Grover Norquist's pledge not to raise taxes only to break it later? He's not the only one....


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Zombies, Vampires, and the Jones Act
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 31, 2014
How does the Jones Act make Hawaii vulnerable to the Zombie Apocalypse?
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DoE Enrollment Drops Under New Kindergarten Plan
by News Release Friday, October 31, 2014

But combined enrollment for grades 1-12 continues to grow, with 823 more students in 2014-15....


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VIDEO: Hawaii National Guard Assists in Puna
by Video Video Friday, October 31, 2014

Hawaii Army and Air National Guardsmen were called to support Hawaii County Civil Defense....


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Caldwell to host affordable housing town hall meeting
by News Release Friday, October 31, 2014

The meeting will be held at the Waipahu District Park in Waipahu on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m.....


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No New Taxes? Ige Broke Promise
by News Release Thursday, October 30, 2014

David Ige Once Promised Hawaii Taxpayers He Wouldn't Raise Their Taxes, Then Promptly Broke It....


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Fact: Takai Voted for Pension Tax Twice
by Barbara Marumoto Thursday, October 30, 2014

Takai actually ran a TV commercial claiming he opposed the pension tax “every time.”  This is false and Takai knows it....


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ALEC: Hawaii Educational Progress Ranks 6th in USA
by News Release Thursday, October 30, 2014

...gains/losses on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fourth and eighth-grade reading and mathematics exams from 2003 to 2013....


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1st Annual Hawaii School Empowerment Conference
by News Release Thursday, October 30, 2014

November 28 and November 29, 2014 at Moanalua High School....


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Hawaii Dead Last for ‘Pass Through’ Business Employment
by News Article Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nationally, the combined net income of sole proprietors, LLCs, Partnerships, and S corporations has increased fivefold and now accounts for more than 50 percent of all business income....


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CNBC: Hawaii ranks 49th for Business Friendliness
by News Article Thursday, October 30, 2014

We score all 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves.....


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Abercrombie Appoints Five to Boards and Commissions
by News Release Thursday, October 30, 2014
... Denise Antolini, Denise Albano, Lloyd Haraguchi, Margarita Hopkins and Yukio Kitagawa ....
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HECO to Build 50MW Peaker Plant to Balance Erratic Alternative Energy
by News Release Wednesday, October 29, 2014

“Solar energy comes and goes. You need something fast to fill the gaps.”


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Waikiki Homeless Outreach Begins Nov 3
by News Release Wednesday, October 29, 2014

...140 individuals are targeted to move into IHS shelters or homes and an additional 120 transient individuals will be returned to their homes outside Hawaii....


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Schatz Proposes 66% Tax Rate for Self-Employed
by News Release Wednesday, October 29, 2014

...a tax that has been described as the largest tax increase in U.S. history....


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Hawaii health officials: No automatic Ebola-related quarantine
by Malia Zimmerman Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have imposed mandatory quarantines for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa....


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VIDEO: Secret Hawaii Tribe Deal Puts Roll Commissioners in Charge
by Video Video Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Secret Deal Has Already Been Struck Between The Obama Administration & The US Dept. Of Interior....


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Lanai Mom Sues for Hawaiian Language Classes
by News Article Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Department of Education has a constitutional mandate to establish a statewide public school system that consists of, among other things, a comprehensive Hawaiian education program...."


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Video: The Truth About Abortion and Duke Aiona
by Video Video Wednesday, October 29, 2014

...the Aloha state should not be lead by those who want gain by invoking FEAR, but by leaders who can cast a vision and implement a plan that brings HOPE to our islands....


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Politically Modified Organism Makes Money Grow on Trees for Hawaii Anti-GMO Activist
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, October 28, 2014

...Coburn's newly released “2014 Wastebook” has only one sad and lonely reference to federal spending on “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” in Hawaii....


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Ige Was For Pension Taxes Before He Was Against Them
by News Release Tuesday, October 28, 2014

...yes I did look at the pension tax as an option. I did look at raising the GET tax....


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Djou Hits Takai on Pension Tax in Latest Commercial
by Video Video Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Takai voted to raid the state retirement fund and to institute a pension tax....


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US General: North Korea Now Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles, Can Hit Hawaii
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, October 28, 2014

North Korea now has the ability to produce a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can be mounted atop a ballistic missile....


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Hawaii Ranks 30th on Business Taxes
by News Release Tuesday, October 28, 2014

...the State Business Tax Climate Index, released this morning by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation....


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Cayetano Blames One Party System for Low Turnout
by Malia Zimmerman Tuesday, October 28, 2014
“The Democrats who run against each other are pretty much on the same side on social issues, so it just comes down who has greater resources and who is more popular.”
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Lava Flow: Schools Closing but Polling Stations Expected to Open
by News Release Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Keonepoko and Pahoa High School will remain as election polling sites for the General Election on Tuesday, November 4....


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American Samoa--Mistaken About Faleomavaega?
by News Article Tuesday, October 28, 2014

...Faleomavaega neither resigned nor retired and finally has returned home just a few days short of a year after his medical evacuation last October....


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VIDEOS: Maui Anti-GMO Activists Steal Signs, Suffer Road Rage
by Video Video Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Must See: Anti-GMO activist stops his Volvo in middle of busy highway....


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Source: Maui News Shutting Down Weekly
by Andrew Walden Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Maui Weekly competed with Maui Time which continues to publish an independent bi-weekly print newspaper on Maui....


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Ige 'Education Tax' Would Hit All UH Graduates' Income
by News Release Monday, October 27, 2014

...The tax shall be levied and assessed against the gross income of each graduate for the first ten years of employment....


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Afghanistan: Hawaii Based Marine Killed by Jihadi Child Molester
by News Article Monday, October 27, 2014

...he and others were kidnapping and keeping Afghan boys as sex slaves, trafficking narcotics and providing munitions to the Taliban to "facilitate insider attacks on Marine and other coalition forces."....


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Hawaii Is the 3rd Least Politically Engaged State
by News Release Monday, October 27, 2014

... but 13th in Total Political Contributions per Adult Population ....


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Pahoa: Lava Flow Speeds Up, Possible Evacuations Overnight
by News Release Monday, October 27, 2014

The flow has advanced approximately 170 yards since 9:00 this morning and presently located approximately 600 yards from the Pahoa Village Road....


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VIDEO: David Ige 2.0 Event Highlights Record Of Failed Policies
by Video Video Monday, October 27, 2014

Senator Ige Leaves Door Open For More Excise Taxes, Jokes About Hot School Crisis....


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Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates from Kaka'ako Coalition
by News Release Monday, October 27, 2014

...to seek resignations from the present department head members on HCDA’s board....


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VIDEO: Ige Voted to Approve Furlough Fridays
by Video Video Sunday, October 26, 2014

...Furlough Fridays, as they ACTUALLY happened, including David Ige's role....


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Ige's Pihana: Which Came First the Crony or the Capitalist?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, October 26, 2014

...it almost worked, until Goldman Sachs taught them all the meaning of "preferred stock"....


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Goliath is Desperate
by News Release Sunday, October 26, 2014

... it’s one of the reasons that Hawaii has the highest cost of living in the nation ....


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UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii's Economy In Need of An Engine
by UH ERO Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weak tourism and federal downsizing are holding down growth.  Construction has disappointed this year....


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What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 3)
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, October 26, 2014

...Hawaii fell eight rungs from last year, tying the great state of New Jersey for the honor of being the least improved state....


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Hawaii Medical Association Endorses Djou
by News Release Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Hawaii's medical doctors understand the need to reform healthcare in America the right way and I am honored to earn their support," commented Djou....


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Hawaii Federation of Independent Businesses Endorses Aiona for Governor
by News Release Saturday, October 25, 2014

...America’s largest small-business association today endorsed Duke Aiona for governor, citing his superior record on Main Street, Hawaii issues....


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Ige on Defense as Campaign Enters Final 10 Days
by News Release Saturday, October 25, 2014

With just 10 days left, the race is a dead heat and Senator Ige is on defense....


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Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker
by Malia Zimmerman Saturday, October 25, 2014

House Speaker Joe Souki has refused a request to expel former House Speaker Calvin Say....


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$40.8M Missing: Rail GE Tax Revenues Short Again
by News Release Saturday, October 25, 2014

10% shortfall--just happens to equal the State's override for collecting the tax....


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Hawaii Welfare Pays Better Than Teaching, Military
by News Article Saturday, October 25, 2014

...the magnitude of these payments exceeds the average salary of an American teacher, as well as a soldier deployed in Afghanistan, by at least $10,000 per year....


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Bonds: Fitch Rates Hawaii's Next $1.1B 'AA'
by News Release Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA' rating to the following State of Hawaii general obligation (GO) bonds....


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Hawaii tuition increases 34% in five years--#1 in USA
by News Article Saturday, October 25, 2014

A new data map courtesy of Fitch Ratings shows which states have the highest college tuition growth....


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UH Law School again tops nation as 'Best Environment for Minority Students'
by News Release Saturday, October 25, 2014

...the Law School on the UH Mānoa campus was named fourth in the country for “Most Diverse Faculty,” and seventh in the nation as the law school “Most Chosen by Older Students.”....


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Governor Requests Disaster Declaration of Pahoa Lava Flow
by News Release Friday, October 24, 2014

Emergency protective measures undertaken by Hawaii County include the repair, restoration, and re-establishment of alternate routes in and out of affected communities....


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Photos: Molokai Unites to Defend GMO Agriculture
by Joni Kamiya Friday, October 24, 2014

Moloka’i: A Community that Comes Together When Faced with Adversity....


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Djou $416K Cash on Hand With 20 Days to Go
by News Release Friday, October 24, 2014

...Barbara Marumoto, Campaign Manager, issued the following statement on Team Djou's congressional campaign's Pre-General FEC report....


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DLNR Approves Community Management of Haena Fishpond
by News Release Friday, October 24, 2014

Near Unanimous Support from Haena Community Results In Historic Decision....


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Takai ‘Can’t Carry the Cooler’ for Hawaii
by News Release Friday, October 24, 2014

... how can we expect him to juggle pressing issues ....


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How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.
by NCPA NCPA Friday, October 24, 2014

Hawaii salaries are 16th highest in USA.  When adjusted for cost of living, Hawaii salaries drop to 50th....


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Video: Improving Public Schools with Randy Roth
by Grassroot Institute Friday, October 24, 2014

...what he hopes to accomplish with a newly established educational think-tank....


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Djou: It Will Be Close and We Can Win
by Charles Djou Friday, October 24, 2014

With just 11 days until the election, the race is tied at 47% to 47%....


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VIDEO: Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything
by Video Video Friday, October 24, 2014

Mark Takai has spent over a decade trying to raise taxes on just about everything....


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OHA Candidates Debate to be Live-Streamed
by News Release Friday, October 24, 2014

OHA and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs are collaborating to host the 90-minute debate on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 during the civic clubs’ convention in Waikoloa....


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Community Work Day to Clean Up West Oahu Parks
by Kym Pine Friday, October 24, 2014

If you or your organization would like to become a park adoption partner on the Leeward Coast, please call....


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Wind Power Drives Electricity Prices Up
by NCPA NCPA Friday, October 24, 2014

...in nine of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, electricity prices are rising at least five times faster than the national average....


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RGA Poll: Ige 39% - Aiona 36%
by News Release Thursday, October 23, 2014

...RGA poll shows 11% of voters still undecided, it is an open race....


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Leaked Emails Show Hawaiian Civic Club Leaders Squabble Over OHA Tribe 'Consortium'
by Video Video Thursday, October 23, 2014

An Email That Now Reveals Just Some Of The “Back Door” Activities Already Occurring....


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Lower Cost of Living? Ige Proposes Higher Prices
by News Release Thursday, October 23, 2014

Instead Of Offering Solutions To Lower Costs, Ige Proposes Making Downtown Parking Cost $500....


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20 Million Gallons of Sewage Spill on Sand Island
by News Article Thursday, October 23, 2014

City could have worked harder to prevent Sand Island sewage spill....


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Hawaii investigator says state agency is shirking duties
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, October 23, 2014

...Some Hawaii companies are taking advantage of visitors and elderly residents, but state officials are thwarting attempts to investigate, a supervisor with the state Department of Commerce says....


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Elle Cochran Fired Staffer Because he had National Guard Duty?
by Rep Bob McDermott Thursday, October 23, 2014

At the least, this appears to be a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Right Act....


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