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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UPDATE: Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
  2. Gasoline: Jones Act Costs $0.15 per Gallon at the Pump
  3. HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
  4. VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Looks at One Party States Idaho and Hawaii
  5. Abercrombie Capitulates, Allows Ige to Speak
  6. Leak: UH Presidential Search Down to Lassner or Ret Gen Wiercinski
  7. Mainland Anti-GMO Activists Funnel Rockefeller Money to Hawaii
  8. Star-Adv: Council Needs to Get its Act Together on Homelessness
  9. Hawaii Out Of Clout? Seniority Ain't What It Used To Be
  10. State takes action against Big Island doctor with 12 complaints
  11. Sopogy: After a Decade of Hype, Act221 Wunderkind Goes Bust
  12. Green Energy Scammers Miffed at HECO Plans
  13. Lind: Lawyer Luke's Legislative Lift to Litigators Legal 
  14. Four Hawaii public high schools in U.S. News & World Report rankings
  15. Why Do Hawaii's Private Schools Pay Teachers Less Than Public Schools?
  16. New FEMA maps may hit homeowners in wallet
  17. Planned Parenthood closes Kauai office
  18. China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot With Rapid Military Buildup

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
April 22, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Contradictory Responses on Hawaii Health Connector Investigation: Pat Saiki Calls on US House to Guide GAO
  2. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  3. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  4. Which kills more: ideology or religion?
  5. No New Taxes! Maui County Budget Hearing April 24
  6. Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
  7. Parties Reach Agreement in Na Wai Eha Water Flow Case
  8. $335M Airport CIP Released
  9. HGEA Principals gets 18% pay raise, After 10 Years Still No Agreement on Evaluations
  10. Democratic Party always finds a way to stifle speech
  11. Turtle Bay a Set up for Ige?
  12. $150M in GEMS for Green Energy Scammers
  13. Hee: "We threw Minimum Wage Bill in Rubbish Can"
  14. City can't afford 8 percent raise for top Execs
  15. Hawaii Suits Filed Against Three More Alleged Hollywood Homosexual Child Molesters
  16. Attorneys: 2491 provides Target list for eco-terrorists
  17. Hippie Commune Zoning Bill to Reward Ruderman Contributors Advances
  18. Feds Sue Hawaii Oil Supplier for 'Energy Market Manipulation'
  19. After Kakaako, Aiea is Next
  20. UNITE HERE Pushes Council to Repress Timeshares
  21. Maui Council Looks to Trim Budget, not Raise Taxes
  22. Staffing shortage at EMS reaches critical level
  23. UH Presidential Selection Nominees to be Announced April 28
  24. Probe into college's fees allegedly led to retaliation
  25. NELHA seeks new lease for geothermal site
  26. 'Libertarian' Runs Tax-Credit Funded Business

Monday, April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
  2. Abercrombie Donors Buy: "The right priorities... the right values... the right Governor"
  3. Earth Day status report: Mafia Wind, FACE, and PRP Team Up to Grab More of Your Money
  4. Now is not time to increase tax on hotel owners
  5. Money Floods Campaign Coffers in CD1 Race
  6. Hawaii Tax Department Wants Help In Modernizing Computer System
  7. Hawaii Community Colleges Graduate Few
  8. Oahu ambulance units close due to overnight staff shortage
  9. New Suits to be filed against Alleged Homosexual Child Molesters
  10. Star-Advertiser Owner Behind BC Oil Refinery Project
  11. Biofuel Dirtier than Gasoline--Study

Sunday, April 20, 2014
April 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
  2. C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
  3. Cam Cavasso Launches Republican Campaign for US Senate
  4. Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
  5. Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs
  6. Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
  7. Shapiro: Obamacare fiasco bursting with officials' incompetence
  8. Waikiki is becoming an overpriced Beverly Hills slum of the Pacific
  9. Oshiro: OHA understood restrictions on development in Kakaako Makai
  10. Abercrombie Saves Turtle Bay Developers from Condemnation, Lets them Build Hotels, Houses
  11. North Shore land agreement not a done deal
  12. For Borreca, Helping Hanabusa Campaign Imperative
  13. Maui Co Gov't  expansion will require increased taxes
  14. Hawaii Counties Brace for Legislature's Decision on Hotel Tax Revenue
  15. Kauai Blogger Bewilders anti-GMO crowd
  16. Arrested First Degree Terroristic Threatening

Saturday, April 19, 2014
April 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
  2. Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
  3. April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  4. Gill: I only Want to Close the Democrats' Primary
  5. Blocking Ige from Democratic Convention Platform, Abercrombie Cowers Behind Carpenter
  6. UH Insiders Try to Buy Favor of Kim, Takai
  7. Star-Adv Very Excited as Obamabots Play Wordgames over Hawaii Obamacare Investigation
  8. Medicare's flaws Presage National Health Care? Run for the Hills
  9. Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point
  10. New Department Chair Promises to Politicize Fisheries Rules
  11. Senate to probe security and escapes at Hawaii State Hospital
  12. Criminal Wife Beater filed TRO Against HPD Major
  13. Soft on Crime: Just out of Prison, Three Felonies Gets Measly 10 months jail

Friday, April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
  3. Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
  4. Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
  5. VIDEO: Big Island Hippie Guru Alleged Homosexual Child Molester, Boys Supplied by DHS
  6. Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'
  7. "What Are the Races to Watch in the Upcoming Election?"
  8. City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
  9. Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
  10. Hawaii House proposes delaying minimum wage hike for small businesses
  11. Aiona Begins Fundraising
  12. Depth of Hawaii health exchange probe unclear
  13. Abercrombie talks politics, Ige talks spreadsheets
  14. House, Senate Confereees Grind Thru Hawaii Budget
  15. Tony Gill seeking to overturn Hawaii's open primary election
  16. Will the FCC Split Up Hawaii's TV News Market?
  17. UH BoR Narrows List of Presidential Candidates
  18. Tourism Industry opposes Caldwell's Latest Tax Hike Proposal
  19. Panel suggests 8% raise for city officials
  20. Turtle Bay Agreement Allows for 625 New Hotel Rooms, 100 Homes
  21. GMO and proud of it
  22. Get students to college sooner
  23. DoE Settles: Abuse of Autistic Children
  24. Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency
  25. After Fire Boat Shutdown, fire union says 'no confidence' in fire chief
  26. HPD Major Stripped of Police Powers after Daughters Boyfriend Gets TRO
  27. Queerty: 'Damning Evidence' Against Hollywood Homosexual Leader
  28. Mainland Homosexual denied bail in Dismemberment Murder Case
  29. Ex-Hilo woman gets life for killing son, 4, in Oregon
  30. Wilson sworn in as Hawaii Supreme Court associate justice
  31. 19.8% Raise Sought for Hawaii Co Mayor

Thursday, April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
  2. Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
  3. House Republican Leaders Address Budget Negotiations
  4. Hawaii basil farm ‘deplorable,’ ‘unsafe,’ judgment says
  5. Nakamoto Appointed Big Island Judge
  6. Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
  7. VIDEO: Resistance builds to OHA nation building plan
  8. Abercrombie Polling Stubbornness, Argumentativeness as Campaign Issues?
  9. Ige barred from Delivering Hawaii Democratic Convention Speech
  10. State in danger of losing $800 million in federal highway funds
  11. Riding the Arch of Hysteria: Mainland Anti-GMO Operatives Set up Honolulu Office
  12. After Miserable Failure: Obama's Cancellation of Insurance Plans to be Postponed 'til 2016?
  13. DHS,  Connector Squabble over $4.9M Owed
  14. Millions in taxpayer money requested to waste on climate study
  15. VICE News Chases Alleged Hawaii Homosexual Child Molester Thru Streets
  16. Hollywood Producer 'Big Dem Donor' Accused of Homosexual Child Molestation in Hawaii
  17. Pflueger's company pays $350,000 fine for 7 counts of manslaughter under controversial plea deal

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. July, 2013: Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
  2. Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
  3. GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
  4. Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
  5. All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
  6. Pine: Habitual Dumpers Could Go to Jail and Face $10,000 a Day Fine
  7. "Modern" Light Rail: Worth the Investment?
  8. Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
  9. Star-Adv Lies About its own poll to Avoid Acknowledging Djou is #1
  10. Campaigning for Schatz, Abercrombie: Gore Prances Around Stage before Slipping out for a Massage
  11. Schatz keeps fundraising edge on Hanabusa as Donor Support Dwindles for Both
  12. Aiona-Abercrombie-Hannemann Race Should Motivate Voter Turnout
  13. Matsuda Health Connector Expects 9,000 Enrollments
  14. HB 1700 -- Day 1
  15. Pacific Resource Partnership, Schatz, Biggest Ad Buyers
  16. Duncan, Abercrombie Tour Hawaii DoE as 'Rising Star'
  17. Fewer Hawaii workers testing positive for marijuana, amphetamine use
  18. Hilo Family Court Returned Boys to Bisexual Child Molester
  19. Where’s The ‘Community’ In HCDA?
  20. SCR38: No Student Fee Hikes
  21. Reconstructed Car Owners Wait Months for Safety Inspection
  22. Rail Buys, Wrecks Dillingham Shopping Plaza
  23. Hawaii County Council Bows to Homelessness Industry
  24. Depositions Detail Retaliation Attack Against Kauai Councilmember

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
April 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. WaPo: Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him
  2. HCDA Restructuring Among Bills Landing on Abercrombie's Desk
  3. Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
  4. Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
  5. Kiplinger: Hawaii 5th-Least Tax-Friendly State
  6. Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  7. Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
  8. Now Hiring: Honolulu City Auditor
  9. Apology? Abercrombie Blames Inouye Family for Controversy over Letter
  10. Truth of Inouye's last wish becoming campaign issue
  11. Former state Rep. Cavasso files for U.S. Senate seat
  12. Tax Freedom Day Celebrated in Hawaii
  13. Hawaii Lawmakers Use 'Transparency' to Attack Free Speech
  14. Judge Lets Mainland Groups Attack Kauai Farmers in Court
  15. Earthjustce Exploits Kauai for Fundraising, Publicity
  16. Star-Adv on Dairy farm: Time for Enviros to Walk the Walk
  17. County government should oversee land management, not DC bureaucrats
  18. Hawaii County Park Workers Skip Out Early, Rip Off Taxpayers
  19. First Wind Pushes Giant Solar Farm for Mililani
  20. Job Security: After Letting them Get Established, State to eradicate Waimanalo little fire ants
  21. How to Break the Catch and Release Cycle for Property Criminals

Monday, April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Schatz, Baker, Oakland
  2. Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
  3. Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
  4. NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2014
  6. Abercrombie on TAT: Be Careful What You Wish For 
  7. Environmental groups and tourism interests align against a cow farm
  8. Mainland Bisexual Cult Leader Moves to Hawaii, Molests Boys
  9. Maui Electric Asks for $8.9M Rate Hike Thanks to Solar
  10. Honolulu sees continued solar energy permit decline
  11. Audit: ML&P May go Bankrupt Soon
  12. Rep. Fale To Announce Bid for Sen. Hee’s Seat

Sunday, April 13, 2014
April 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
  2. Conference Committee: Let the Games Begin!
  3. What’s The Streamlined Sales Tax Project – And Should We Jump In?
  4. Attacks on BOE chairman amount to religious bigotry
  5. Kamuela:  Hawaiians Don't Trust OHA's "Nation Building"
  6. Gore Greeted by Laughter, Derision before UH Manoa Speech
  7. Star-Adv: Petty politics mustn't derail key measures
  8. State Senate leadership caught in power struggle
  9. Abercrombie Names Another Old Boy to BLNR
  10. Council signs off on $290k Bynum settlement
  11. Surfrider Self-Destruction: Anti-Dairy Farm Lies Wipe Out
  12. How Maui Wind Farms Produce CO2
  13. After Welching on Promise to Defend Anti-GMO Law, Mainland Luddites Seek Status as 'Intervenors'
  14. Progressive Activist: Low Voter Turnout?  So what?
  15. Meth Dealer Thinks He's Just Like Mandela
  16. Maui County: 4th Lowest Residential Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value

Saturday, April 12, 2014
April 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?
  2. April 11, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  3. Hawaii Independent Party Unveils Logo, Seeks Candidates
  4. Farmers' Dust Fine Violates Hawaii Right to Farm Act
  5. Abercrombie: Inouye Wanted Hanabusa but ... but ... but
  6. HB1866 shifts HCDA's power Away from Governor
  7. Experts: One-stop shopping of Mental health services could save lives
  8. Hawaii Health Connector seeks approval to outsource individual enrollment to state Department of Human Services
  9. Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Brian Schatz
  10. Murder on the Waterfront: Twenty Years HPD Coverup
  11. State Auditor applauds Public Charter School Commission
  12. Hawaii County to Enact Honolulu Sidewalk Ordinance
  13. Thanks to Effete Snobs, Molokai Farmer Fined for 'Fugitive Dust'
  14. Feds Release Draft EIS for Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  15. HECO Uses 'Consumer Advocate' to Keep Real Consumers Out
  16. Sylvia Luke's Make-Work Program for Lawyers 
  17. Star-Adv: Chang, Manahan make wrong call on TV ads
  18. Hilo community college collected $245K in fees for non-existent facilities and services, Ousts Complainers
  19. Hickam phone project called $5M waste

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor April, 2014
Letters to the Editor

Farmers' Dust Fine Violates Hawaii Right to Farm Act


Friday, April 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
  2. Caldwell Unveils Scheme to make Traffic Even Worse
  3. Pine Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegally Dumped Sludge
  4. UHERO: The Costs and Benefits of installing PV solar
  5. Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
  6. Private Schools with Public Purpose
  7. VIDEO: OHA 'Nation Building' Meets Resistance on the Ground
  8. Sen. Galuteria 'Incensed' at His Own District Over Kakaako Development Bill
  9. Voter Participation: The People Who Show up Will Rule
  10. GE Tax Revenues Drop 2.2%
  11. At Behest of Hotels, Leading Enviro-Activists Continue to Protest Against Kauai Dairy Farm
  12. HB849: Governor Emergency Powers to 'Prevent Hoarding'
  13. Ethics Complaint: Rep Luke Amends Bill to Help Fellow Ambulance Chasers
  14. Hawaii Gov Nominates Carpenters Union Rep to Land Use Commission
  15. Parker Ranch Aims to Become HELCO Alternative for 75% of W Hawaii
  16. PUC at Another Secret Mainland Conference
  17. DoE Cries over Lost Laptop Funding
  18. Group pitches tiny homes inside homes
  19. OCCC: Inmates Getting Bedbugs from Work Furlough Jobs
  20. The Path to Sainthood: Brother Joseph Dutton
  21. Complaints against Big Island dentist grows to 12

Thursday, April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Looking Back at Neil Abercrombie 'Highlights' as Governor
  2. Friends of Kewalos Rallies as OHA Development Bill Heads to Conference Committee
  3. Hawaii gets better marks for new online transparency system
  4. Auditor Updates Progress on Public Housing, Charter Schools
  5. Auditor's Annual Report
  6. Horner Accused of Christianity, but Homosexuals, Atheists Fail to Oust BoE Chair
  7. Hawaii Health Connector needs $4.7M next year
  8. Department of Human Services might handle part of Health Connector sign-up work
  9. Dems continue Closed primary fight
  10. Gut n Replace Bills Listed
  11. Acting state hospital chief lacks basic job requirements; responds to nepotism claims
  12. Secret Meeting at Devil’s Thumb to shape Hawai’i Energy Policy
  13. Hawaii in forefront of public-private education partnerships
  14. Neal Milner: Getting Better Political Coverage
  15. Star-Adv Uses Hawaii's Poor Voter Turnout to Promote Same-Day Registration Fraud
  16. Ethics Board: Council Candidate can keep job Overseeing Elections
  17. Maui PD: ‘I was a vice cop… and a meth addict’
  18. City Claims Two way protected bike lane Won't Jam up South King Street
  19. Hawaii LNG From Boron, CA
  20. Group to discuss methods of making city Age 'friendly'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
April 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. House passes over 150 measures on second crossover
  2. Why Is ObamaCare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?
  3. AG: Hawaii Will Continue to Provide COFA Benefits
  4. JSC Seeks Nominations for Two Judicial Vacancies
  5. Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?
  6. Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16
  7. Report: Hawaii Government Transparency Improves
  8. Obamacare Reimbursement Cuts Cost HHSC $4.6M
  9. House Rejects McDermott Amendment to Dump Pono Choices
  10. Star-Adv: Rail funding details needed before Massive GE Tax Hike Approved
  11. House approves OHA's high-rises
  12. 10 Gut n Replace Bills This Session
  13. Crossover: Slom Votes 'No' 33 Times out of 176
  14. Question: How Many Anti-GMO Signatures are Bogus?
  15. Candidates in Ethical Grey Area in Unite Here Local 5 Ads
  16. Hawaii Senators grill state hospital administrator
  17. State House passes minimum wage bill
  18. Cops fired in overtime abuse scandal getting jobs back
  19. Prime state ag lot sits vacant for 6 years; could be home to little fire ants
  20. Hawaii Kids Dental Health Scores Poorly
  21. Hawaii State Salaries 2013: University Spends More on Fewer Employees
  22. Water Fees to Jump?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
April 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: $100,000 in 100 Hours
  2. Djou Running and Winning in Hawaii
  3. Second Crossover: Complete List of House and Senate Bills
  4. Alliance Defending Freedom asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches
  5. Survey: 4,280 Hawaii Teachers Reveal Attitude towards Evaluation System
  6. Maui Doctors Speak up on Obamacare
  7. Honolulu 15th Most Expensive Long Term Care
  8. Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
  9. Video: Grassroot Institute Think Tank Talk
  10. PEW: Hawaii Voter Participation Drops Below 45%--Worst in USA
  11. Census: Hawaii Tax Revenue Jump 3rd Highest in Nation
  12. Obamacare Responsible for HMSA 12.8% rate hike application
  13. Don't play games with Housing First
  14. HB1866: Only Surviving HCDA Reform Bill
  15. Tax burden heavy on low income earners
  16. Counties poised for boost in hotel room tax revenue
  17. HSTA Gets Legislators to cut Teach for America Hawaii funding
  18. Gallup: 57% Trust Hawaii State Government
  19. Kim Releases Internal Poll Showing Lead
  20. New and familiar faces in mix as candidates line up for election
  21. Kauai Council Boosts Omidyar's Shoreline Development Scheme
  22. Not Certified Yet: 11,000 Signatures for Referendum to Shut Down Farms on Maui?
  23. Kauai anti-GMO Nuts Push Ballot Initiative
  24. One man inspires thousands
  25. Gay-Atheists Protest Senate Reappointment of Horner to BoE
  26. 'Actual Maggots' -- USO Members on Hunger Strike
  27. Ousted judge sits in his office during final three weeks as sub judge handles cases
  28. Local homeless programs receive $10.7M in federal funds
  29. University of Hawaii chancellor considers year-round school


Monday, April 07, 2014
April 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii to be First State to Dump Obamacare Health Exchange?
  2. HSTA Candidate Questionnaire Challenges Teacher Evaluations
  3. All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 7, 2014
  5. Teachers Paid $410 to Learn How to Make Teens Gay-Friendly
  6. WAM Committee supports measure that would up county’s TAT take
  7. HB1934: Homeless Omnibus Bill Hits Conference Tomorrow
  8. Should Hawaii Pay Turtle Bay Resort to Not Develop Some North Shore Land?
  9. AG Seeks Funding for DNA Swabbing
  10. Waipahu Business Saves 20% on Insurance
  11. Star-Adv: Put COFA Migrants on Medicaid
  12. Kauai Cross Angers Secularists, Gets Blown Up

Sunday, April 06, 2014
April 6, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
  2. Tax Return Extensions – Not an Occasion to Punt on Working the Numbers
  3. Djou's Biggest Obstacle Gone
  4. Abercrombie: "We don't break the laws, we make the laws."
  5. Commercial Solar Tax Credits Export Money to Mainland--Will Take Another $150M out of Budget
  6. Rail Finances Fuzzy, Caldwell Pushes Massive GE Tax Hike
  7. Law Student Gets Copy of Pono Choices, Disturbed by Multiple Partners
  8. Medicaid red tape crippling good health care
  9. Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky
  10. City food truck law spurs protests

Saturday, April 05, 2014
April 5, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Plaintiff Speaks out After Big Win in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
  2. April 4, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  3. Abercrombie Rants, Raves About Investigation of Hawaii Health Connector
  4. LA Times Looks at Prepaid, "A Health Care System Apart"
  5. Mainland Millionaire Behind 'Clean Elections' Calls Hawaii Legislators 'Corrupt'
  6. OHA, Legislators Join Global Cooling Believers
  7. Larry Sabato on Djou Candidacy
  8. Hawaii DHS Returned Child to Abusive Mother Before Death
  9. SB651 May Make Tobacco Smokers Homeless
  10. Caldwell Heads to DC to Discuss Rail, Homelessness
  11. Kauai councilman settles lawsuit over political retribution
  12. Maui Council: TagumaWatch Case is About Cyber Harassment
  13. Neighbors Used to Seeing Escapees All the Time
  14. Due to Homelessness, Honolulu Ambulances infested with bed bugs
  15. DLNR vs Waikiki Beachboys
  16. Obama's Weakness on Crimea Causes Japan to Doubt American Commitments
  17. Waste Oil Recycling to Close on Maui--Due to Enviro Regs


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UHERO: Managing a Grid with Green Energy
by UH ERO Wednesday, April 23, 2014

...a windfall gain for the typically wealthy households able to take advantage of the situation....


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Cost Implications of GHG Regulation in Hawai‘i
by UH ERO Wednesday, April 23, 2014

...this finding would not hold if fuel prices were substantively lower than current levels, either from falling prices or fuel-switching to lower cost products....


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Evaluations? DoE Claims Principals' Arbitration Award "Aligns with DoE Goals"
by News Release Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Establishes a rewards and recognition program (RRP) for the last two years (sort of)....


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DoE 2014 Graduation Dates
by News Release Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Graduation dates begin in May 18 with the ceremonies for Pahoa on Hawaii Island....


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Control of the Internet? Bill Clinton Is Concerned and You Should Be, Too
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, April 23, 2014
What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common?
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UPDATE: Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
by News Article Tuesday, April 22, 2014

...SB3122 conference hearing continues Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:10pm in conference room 312 (State Capitol)....


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VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Looks at One Party States Idaho and Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 22, 2014

...the lack of meaningful competition between political parties can be stifling to new ideas, regardless of the underlying ideology....


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HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
by News Release Tuesday, April 22, 2014
What will happen to our rights if a State of Emergency is declared?
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Gasoline: Jones Act Costs $0.15 per Gallon at the Pump
by News Article Tuesday, April 22, 2014

...there are only 13 ships that can legally move oil between U.S. ports, and these ships are “booked solid”....


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Contradictory Responses on Hawaii Health Connector Investigation: Pat Saiki Calls on US House to Guide GAO
by News Release Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Chairman Saiki sent the letter after State Senator Sam Slom last week received contradictory responses from GAO representatives....


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Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
by News Article Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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 Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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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Which kills more: ideology or religion?
by News Article Tuesday, April 22, 2014
... the greens have topped them all ....
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What's Actually Good for the Environment May Surprise You
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Here are two examples that may surprise you....


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$335M Airport CIP Released
by News Release Monday, April 21, 2014

...Abercrombie today announced the release of more than $335 million for various capital improvement projects....


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Parties Reach Agreement in Na Wai Eha Water Flow Case
by News Release Monday, April 21, 2014

Under this agreement, more water will be returned to the streams of Na Wai ‘Eha, particularly to ‘Iao stream....


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No New Taxes! Maui County Budget Hearing April 24
by News Release Monday, April 21, 2014
County Budget Hearing
April 24th, 6pm, County Council Chamber, Wailuku

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Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service
by Heritage Foundation Monday, April 21, 2014

Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress....


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Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
by News Article Sunday, April 20, 2014
The message from the Hawaiian community was loud and clear: that no one trusts the OHA trustees and they don't want to have anything to do with their phony "Native Hawaiian governing entity.”

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Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
by Andrew Walden Sunday, April 20, 2014

Last November, this writer filled out an incomplete application for an individual marketplace plan on the Health Connector....


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C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, April 20, 2014

One of the bills now making its way through the Legislature concerns the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit....


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Cam Cavasso Launches Republican Campaign for US Senate
by News Release Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cavasso is a former three term state representative, business man, farmer, and financial advisor. Cam, a veteran, served as a US Army Captain....


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Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
by News Release Sunday, April 20, 2014

...SB2633 SD1 HD1 and HB1678 HD1 SD1 attempt to amend the definition of “historic property” by exempting residential properties....


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Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs
by Robert Thomas Sunday, April 20, 2014

...several of our law firm colleagues also are active bloggers in their respective fields...


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Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
by News Article Saturday, April 19, 2014

...residents in Hawaii took a dim view of their own schools, with only 46% ranking them as excellent or good....


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Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
by Andrew Walden Saturday, April 19, 2014

To see what coverage of the delegation looks like in a newspaper which does not worship at the shrine of home-state congressional seniority, readers must turn to the Wall Street Journal....


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Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
by Kym Pine Saturday, April 19, 2014

This week the Honolulu City Council held its monthly meeting....


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April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
by Andrew Walden Friday, April 18, 2014

The Hawaii Election Commission has released its candidate report for the week ending April 17, 2014....


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VIDEO: Big Island Hippie Guru Alleged Homosexual Child Molester, Boys Supplied by DHS
by News Release Friday, April 18, 2014

VICE News speaks with several of Ram’s victims for the first time, many of whom came forward with accounts of sexual abuse, while charities and child welfare agencies continued to place children into Ram’s care....


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Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'
by Heritage Foundation Friday, April 18, 2014

The reception afforded Gore baffled David Kreutzer, who writes about related misconceptions and myths....


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The Real Wage Gap Problem
by NCPA NCPA Friday, April 18, 2014

Since 1980, men's wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women's wages have risen by 60 percent....


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Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
by Robert Thomas Friday, April 18, 2014

If you ask how "a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary" squares with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, let us explain ....


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From Good Friday to a Celebratory Weekend
by Heritage Foundation Friday, April 18, 2014
... President Ronald Reagan’s Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover, April 2, 1983 ....


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Excluded from Speaking, Ige calls for Fairness at Hawaii Democratic Convention
by News Release Friday, April 18, 2014
“A Governor should welcome the opportunity to share the podium with all major office candidates, showing the party and Democrats across the state that we welcome all voices and views.”

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Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

...Abercrombie spent $74 million of your tax dollars on building a website for his Health Connector....


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"What Are the Races to Watch in the Upcoming Election?"
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tonight on INSIGHTS, PBS Hawaii: "What are the races to watch in the upcoming election?" Daryl Huff will moderate this discussion....


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Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

Phase III is the middle portion of the property near the existing hotel where two additional hotels and amenities are planned....


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Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
by Michael Hansen Thursday, April 17, 2014

...calling on Guam’s Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU-D) to introduce federal legislation exempting the noncontiguous jurisdictions of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act....


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City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

...developing an Affordable Housing Strategy for Oahu.....


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Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
by News Release Thursday, April 17, 2014

126 lane miles repaved through the first quarter of 2014....


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GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, April 17, 2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it will investigate Hawaii Health Connector’s spending of its $204 million federal grant....


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Hawaii basil farm ‘deplorable,’ ‘unsafe,’ judgment says
by Malia Zimmerman Thursday, April 17, 2014

The federal government, citing “deplorable” and “unsafe” conditions, has fined Hawaii’s top exporter of basil nearly a half-million dollars....


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House Republican Leaders Address Budget Negotiations
by Video Video Thursday, April 17, 2014

Representative Aaron Ling Johanson, Minority leader and Representative Beth Fukumoto Chang, Minority Floor Leader address the House of Representatives Budget at Mid-session in 2014.


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We Give Foreigners Taxpayer Money to Import Stuff from America. What?
by Heritage Foundation Thursday, April 17, 2014
Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do?
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Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ansaldo Breda is "likely to jeopardize the future of Finmeccanica."
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Nakamoto Appointed Big Island Judge
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If confirmed by the State Senate, Nakamoto will serve in office for six years.... 


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All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
by News Article Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This was actually Plan B, after an embarrassing failed attempt to go public in 2010....


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Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Caldwell and his Cabinet will visit Mililani, Waikîkî, Waimânalo, Ewa, and Nânâkuli....


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GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
by News Article Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Having worked in mental health for several years, it is really disturbing to me to see so many Hawaii folks wrapped up on the fear brigade against biotechnology....


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Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
by Andrew Walden Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Is ‘Henningsen’s letter’ real?  Will “Endorsement-Gate” blow up in Abercrombie’s face?

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Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The next hearing will convene on April 30th at 10 a.m., beginning with the testimony of Dr. Fridovich....


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A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'
by Heritage Foundation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
“It is time to take back Boylston Street and to take back the finish line,”
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Pine: Habitual Dumpers Could Go to Jail and Face $10,000 a Day Fine
by Kym Pine Wednesday, April 16, 2014

According to Bills 35, 36, and 37, violators of the City’s grading and stockpiling ordinances, which regulate illegal dumping, will see a 500% increase in maximum civil fines....


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Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

...Negotiators this year could be asked to aim for a three-year contract that does not address health care in the hope that Congress would take action before 2018 to remove the Cadillac tax....


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Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
by News Release Wednesday, April 16, 2014

586 sign-ups since March 31, 2014 ....


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"Modern" Light Rail: Worth the Investment?
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The answer comes quickly in the introduction of this well-researched article in The Atlantic Cities....


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WaPo: Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him
by News Article Tuesday, April 15, 2014

...It wasn't the first time Schatz was forced to put some daylight between himself and his former boss....


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Abercrombie votes more than 100 times in favor of higher taxes
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014
As Abercrombie celebrates Tax Day, take a moment to review some research about the many ways he plotted to take more of YOUR money...
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HCDA Restructuring Among Bills Landing on Abercrombie's Desk
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor for his review....


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Kiplinger: Hawaii 5th-Least Tax-Friendly State
by News Article Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Aloha State is known for its high cost of living. High income tax rates are part of the reason....


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Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014

...the cost to receive long term care services at home in Hawaii through a home health aide increased over the past five years....


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Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
by News Release Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It includes topics such as physical and emotional health, healthy behaviors, work environment, social and community factors, financial security, and access to necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare....


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Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year's tax bill - one day later than last year....


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Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....


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Where Did Your Tax Money Go?
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Your 2013 tax dollars—which are due today—went primarily to pay for government benefits....


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Now Hiring: Honolulu City Auditor
by News Release Monday, April 14, 2014

The city auditor is seeking an auditor for the Office of the City Auditor.  Duties and qualifications are noted as follows....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2014
by Congress .org Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits Extension – Passage
  • Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture
  • House: Budget Resolution – Passage

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What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes
by Heritage Foundation Monday, April 14, 2014
“At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”?
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Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
by News Release Monday, April 14, 2014

Hawaii has much room to improve. It scores poorly on all three dimensions of freedom....


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Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
by Malia Zimmerman Monday, April 14, 2014

...the governor and the mayors of Kauai; Maui; Hawaii; and the city and county of Honolulu, encompassing Oahu, are authorized to use all services, materials and facilities owned by partnerships, corporations and small businesses, including media outlets....


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