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Saturday, April 10, 2021
April 10, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 285 Views
  1. Senate Compromise Lets OHA Keep its Corrupt LLC Secrets
  2. Honolulu airport Baseyard Facility investigation leads to 3 arrests 
  3. Some businesses are facing a new challenge: Hiring workers back
  4. Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fails At Legislature
  5. Diamond Head News: Four Homeless Finally Forced into Shelter—Jail
  6. City Homeless Response Lacks Key Element—Force 
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Friday, April 9, 2021
April 9, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:32 PM :: 354 Views
  1. HB1348 Quietly Shifts $350M Aloha Stadium cost to Taxpayers
  2. Gut-and-replace bill threatens Tourism Authority funding
  3. ‘Mismanaged and dysfunctional’: Longtime DOH official calls out alleged corruption in department  
  4. State investigators raid Honolulu airport baseyard—One Arrested
  5. Honolulu prosecutor promises to take corruption seriously or something
  6. HB515 Would Make Superintendent Hiring Process More Local
  7. Honolulu Needs Transparency
  8. HART holds meeting to discuss progress of rail
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Thursday, April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:14 PM :: 331 Views
  1. Commission that Loved Kealoha gives Ballard low marks for leadership, management
  2. Medical Examiner IDs 16-yr old boy killed after police chase—arrested 30 times, but he was back out on the street
  3. HB1174: Solar Schemers Whine About Loss of $18M Taxpayer Subsidy
  4. Chun reiterates UH support of astronomy on Maunakea is not a conflict of interest
  5. Citing safety concerns, state seeks $20,000 fine against owners of Wahiawa dam
  6. Money News: Greenmail Campaign Targets Mahi Pono
  7. Kauai Tiki Bar mandates employees receive vaccine
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:40 PM :: 468 Views
  1. Honolulu building plans examiner admits to taking bribes 
  2. 2 plead guilty to wire fraud in city planning department scandal
  3. Here’s How Hawaii’s New State Budget Is Shaping Up
  4. Dark Clouds Are Looming Over Hawaii Even As The Economy Appears To Be Improving
  5. Blangiardi makes request to change Oahu’s tier criteria
  6. DOH official responsible for contact tracing program vacates position
  7. Proposed rules for Oahu vacation rentals raise concern amongst residents and rental owners
  8. Soft-on crime policies leave kids on street instead of being in a nice safe jail – one dead
  9. New Honolulu Police Policy On Using Force Aims To Defuse Tense Situations
  10. Anti-GMO Cowden Fined for Russian Propaganda Junket
  11. DLNR crews clean out more than 30 homeless camps at Diamond Head
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
April 6, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:50 PM :: 476 Views
  1. O’ahu Coal Plant Shutdown: Nightmare Scenario of Rolling Blackouts
  2. Kaena Point Site for Gigantic Floating Windfarm?
  3. Will Oahu roll back to Tier 2 on Wednesday?  Ige, Blangiardi patty cake
  4. Blangiardi working with legal adviser on agency abuses
  5. Ige: State not ready for vaccine passport
  6. Catch 22: HGEA-DLIR Cancel ‘Pending’ Unemployment Appointments
  7. Under New Leadership, HART Purges Nearly Half Its Staff
  8. Union Bosses Want Floor Vote on Minimum Wage Increase
  9. Maui County population could decline with job losses
  10. Kauai elementary schools back to in-person learning
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Monday, April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 388 Views
  1. If we can’t lower taxes, at least don’t increase them
  2. More Excuses: DOE ‘still waiting on funds, approval’ to address COVID learning loss
  3. HPD Chief Susan Ballard Is Up For Review This Week
  4. Hawaii police reform bills progress in Legislature
  5. Hawaii Data Landscape: Antiquated Infrastructure, Widespread Distrust
  6. Embattled hotel and condo project near Ala Moana Center hits another major snag
  7. Banning sunscreen ingredients means creating a greater risk of skin cancer
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Sunday, April 4, 2021
April 4, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 PM :: 2033 Views
  1. Feds fight Hawaii corruption as local enforcers are MIA (again) 
  2. A for Auditor, V for Vendetta
  3. Carbon Tax: Jack up gasoline prices by $0.60 per gallon to Get the little Peoples’ Cars out of our way
  4. Does your state want a cut of your federal unemployment benefits?
  5. HGEA, CoC: Hawaii legislative leaders wise to be patient
  6. COVID Justice:  13–Time Loser Finally Re-Arrested After Beating Elderly Woman Right in Front of Police
  7. Hawaii lawmakers poised to reform program that allows police to seize cash and cars
  8. Get Involved With A Public Board Or Commission. They Need You
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Saturday, April 3, 2021
April 3, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 1063 Views
  1. New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’
  2. Watchdogs question HPD chief’s personal purchases from vendors awarded CARES Act fund
  3. OHA Will Sue to Build Kakaako Makai
  4. Hawaii Voter Suppression Worse than Georgia
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Friday, April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 725 Views
  1. Federal crackdowns on Honolulu County corruption point to importance of ethics system
  2. Rail Piñata: Hawaii Political Insiders Jockey For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
  3. Senate Panel Approves Increases In Hawaii Estate, Conveyance Taxes to pay for Vacant Positions
  4. Junk car solution:  Its a tax hike, of course!
  5. Hawaii Restaurants Could Escape Shifting Pandemic Rules Under Proposed Program
  6. Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court
  7. Some restaurant owners calling switch to compostable utensils, straws challenging during pandemic
  8. Churches partner with the state to overcome vaccine hesitancy in their flocks
  9. Former Oahu Little League coach charged with 15 counts of child pornography
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 2400 Views
  1. Bribery: Ron Menor told DPP Employees to Keep Quiet
  2. Homeowner says former DPP employee arrested by FBI delayed his permits back in 2015
  3. Building industry workers say drastic changes needed at city department after bribery charges
  4. Gov. Ige warns Hawaii could go back to Tier 2 if coronavirus case trend continues
  5. SB1034: Virtual meetings to Continue After Pandemic?
  6. Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests
  7. $30M worth of COVID testing kits expire in state storage facility—Refused to Let Hawaii County Use Them
  8. Frustrated claimants protest HGEA Refusal to Show up for work at DLIR (again) 
  9. Hawaii Supreme Court issues order allowing judges to once again set bail, keep alleged criminals in custody
  10. More Oahu homeless residents dying from meth overdoses
  11. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Marijuana Exemption From DEA While Also Requesting Legal Psilocybin Plan
  12. Negotiating Tactic: Public Utilities Commission Suspends HELCO-PGV Application Pending Chapter 343 Review
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 651 Views
  1. Hawaii moving forward using coronavirus vaccine passport for travel
  2. Keeping Vacant Positions Funded and Secret--State officials won’t release unemployment office budget
  3. Hawaii Senate Committee Mulls Inheritance And Conveyance Tax Increases
  4. Hawaii Already Has A Job-Creation Program. It's Called Rail
  5. Judicial directive aimed at curtailing COVID in jails causing problems in streets, hospitals   
  6. Keep Tourists off the Beaches so we can use them as a Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent City
  7. House Investigation Into Sharon Har Postponed Until Criminal Case Concludes
  8. 13 Affordable Housing Bills Still Alive
  9. SB132: Expanded Sunscreen ban dead
  10. 90% of visitors abide to mask mandate, survey shows
  11. Bill that would provide rent relief to businesses advances in state Legislature
  12. Rooftop Solar Increases Inequality
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
March 30, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 1257 Views
  1. Na Leo CEO Stacy Higa To Take Leave Following Bribery Allegations
  2. State executives plead with lawmakers to save hundreds of vacant 'positions' at risk of being cut
  3. House Leadership Bails On Unemployed Tax Relief
  4. Hawaii Lawmakers Advance Capital Gains Tax Increase
  5. Hawaii seniors now have lowest rate of COVID cases
  6. Most Kaua‘i residents age 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
  7. Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai
  8. Hawaii lawmakers to consider bill that would make sex with animals illegal
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Monday, March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:22 PM :: 850 Views
  1. ‘Understand the Enjoyment--We Are Royalty’: Legislators' Per Diem Cashflow Unsupervised and Undocumented
  2. Honolulu rail’s future tied to questions of federal obligation
  3. Solar water tax break program dims
  4. Social services should respond to homeless cases, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says
  5. HB1176: Spend Your Tax Dollars to Create make-Work Jobs for Telescope Protesters
  6. Aiea fatal shooting victim was ex-gang member who turned his life around, worked with troubled youth
  7. Police break up another large concert in Kapolei as partiers ignore COVID rules
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Sunday, March 28, 2021
March 28, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:54 PM :: 902 Views
  1. While others suffer in pandemic, Hawaii legislators see a payday
  2. HGEA files grievance against HART after interim CEO lays off dozens without notice
  3. SBA Testing will soon Reveal Depth of HSTA’s ‘Distance Learning’ Failure 
  4. State eviction moratorium set to end in three weeks
  5. REIT Tax Dead Again
  6. Mass Shootings Excite Gun Control Nuts (again) 
  7. Report shows Hawaii bucks national trend in pedestrian deaths
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Saturday, March 27, 2021
March 27, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 996 Views
  1. Kauai instructor accused of child sex crimes was also a longtime foster parent
  2. HB1067: Conference Committee to Decide UH Capital Improvement System—PLA Coming for UH Contracting???
  3. Hawaiian Airlines CEO says state should loosen interisland travel restrictions
  4. Hawaiian Airlines calling employees back to work as its CEO sees bluer skies ahead
  5. Vigilantes Claim 100 COVID Arrests 
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Friday, March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 1524 Views
  1. Hawaii businesses, unemployed on the hook for $450M in state taxes on COVID Aid
  2. Honolulu rail project still determining who is responsible for needed rail track repairs
  3. More Homeless Mayhem: Screaming and Stabbing
  4. HSTA Member charged with sexual exploitation of former student
  5. Hawaii County Chief was Subject of Promotion-Rigging Lawsuit
  6. Despite potential obstacles, state pushes forward on vaccine passport plan
  7. A total of 12 fully vaccinated people in Hawai'i have contracted COVID-19
  8. Opponents demonstrate against putting solar farm on Hawaiian Home Lands site
  9. The ‘Green Energy’ That Might Be Ruining the Planet
  10. $300 a day for a Kia Rio. Why rental cars prices have gone insane
  11. Outdoor weddings up to 100 people now allowed on Oahu
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:18 PM :: 1844 Views
  1. ‘Rolling Blackouts’ to Come with shutdown of AES coal plant in 2022—Finger-Pointing begins at PUC, HECO
  2. Green Energy is a Joke: West Oahu Battery Farm will always be Charged by Oil-Burning Plants
  3. SB614: Unemployed to be Socked with $190M Tax Bill
  4. Coronavirus: Hawaii to Vax all Adults by Mid-May
  5. Hirono’s 8-Hr Boycott of Biden’s Whiteys designed to Push Coloretti for OMB
  6. The Early Childhood Community Emerges Ready to Lead
  7. SB804: Affordable teacher housing bill moves forward
  8. SB767: Ige has ‘big concerns’ about marijuana bill
  9. DUI threshold bill stalls: House committee defers measure to lower legal blood alcohol limit
  10. 1 year later, Brun still awaits trial
  11. Lawmakers Advance Bail Reform To Help Keep Criminals on the Streets
  12. Fake UH study by BLM Wannabees concludes Hawaii should defund the police
  13. Concerns over coronavirus travel passport verification process
  14. City Council OKs audit of HPD’s overtime costs after department spends additional $38M
  15. Blangiardi Nominates Former HPD Officer For Police Commission
  16. Conflict of interest? Kern signs off on approval of project he represented as a planning consultant
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 720 Views
  1. The Hawaii Capitol Is Closed To The Public, But Some Lobbyists Still Have Entree
  2. Budget Fills with Biden Bucks—but Tax Hikes Still On Table
  3. Rapid growth in Hawaii arrivals stresses Safe Travels coronavirus screening
  4. Pandemic depresses college-going rates, especially for Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders
  5. Suicide Bill Dead
  6. Blangiardi ‘Solutions’ will make Honolulu Homelessness Mess Even Worse
  7. Fire chief selection questioned: Secret voting raises concerns
  8. Why The Public Needs To Know More About Police Contract Talks
  9. Police chief says murdered toddler’s case didn’t meet criteria for Maile Amber Alert
  10. Despite Lawsuit, HPD Still Lacks Conflict Of Interest Policy
  11. Billionaire wants the little people to stop driving cars
  12. Consultant Paid $300K to Demand $1.6B to Solve Affordable Housing problem
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 2044 Views
  1. Plea Agreement Details How Miske Allegedly Ordered Chemical Attack On Rival Nightclub
  2. HB1286 Deferred: ‘Travel passport not quite ready for prime time’
  3. DoH Ignores Vaccine Requests from ‘Some’ Employers
  4. Did Unions’ Lack of Support Spell Trouble for School Superintendent?
  5. After a ‘lost year’ for many students, educators and advocates scramble to get them help
  6. 23.4% of State has one Vaccination
  7. Hawaii tourism gains momentum
  8. 12.5% Pay Raises For Lawmakers Raise Eyebrows
  9. Cancel culture, woke police, now Kauai’s Chief of Police
  10. HART Executive Director calls out previous contractor for 'shoddy work'
  11. Hopes dwindle for more clarity in HART board votes
  12. Hilo mom gets probation in child starvation case
  13. It's Ridiculous To Hide Public Information From The Public
  14. Birth certificates should identify paternity, not ‘parentage’
  15. Some UH students will likely have to wait until 2022 for a return to full in-person learning
  16. University of Hawaii could lose control over decisions on construction, renovation and backlogged repairs across 10-campus system
  17. Haleiwa families: Major flooding could’ve been prevented, if someone had listened to them
  18. Homelessness Worker Teams up with Clean and Sober houses to Steal $100K
  19. Teachers, parents and students call for Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino principal’s ouster
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Monday, March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 1330 Views
  1. Hypocrisy: Legislators Set to Scoop 10% Salary Hike This Year
  2. Hawaii ‘Vaccine Passport’ Coming by Mid-May?
  3. HPD Orders Anti-Vaxxer Rally to Disperse—Two Arrested
  4. Hawaii 8th-highest Vaccinated Percentage (or 9th)
  5. Maui Lagging: Only 51% of 75+ Kupuna Vaccinated
  6. Honolulu Council Hopes Federal Relief Can Reverse Cuts In Blangiardi Budget 
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Sunday, March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:33 PM :: 666 Views
  1. Uptick: Survey finds 44% of arriving visitors have been vaccinated
  2. Jumping the Line: DoH ‘forgot’ about some ‘essential’ workers
  3. Some fear tax increase could dissuade physicians from moving to state
  4. Lack of money in city coffers leaves question
  5. State and Office of Hawaiian Affairs step to never-ending dance on ceded lands
  6. HB247 – SB340: Billionaire wants to Seize Ag Property from Owners Without Compensation
  7. SCR152: Lawmakers want to require Hawai'i students to take finance classes
  8. Is ‘affordable housing’ a sick joke?
  9. Two Bills help Hawaii’s push mentally ill homeless into shelter and treatment
  10. Hawaii cuts welfare payments for ‘poorest of the poor’
  11. Rash of violent crimes against kupuna prompts push for tougher laws to protect them
  12. 4th Commercial Rent Survey expected to show relief for economy
  13. On the Move: Bills related to farm-to-school and institutional purchasing programs
  14. Crime Rates in Waikiki Plummet with no Tourists to Rob
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Saturday, March 20, 2021
March 20, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 704 Views
  1. Vaccinations to Hawaii residents 16 and older by May 1?
  2. Corruption and pensions
  3. The new head of DPP wants to modernize and speed up the city’s building-permit application process
  4. State affordable-housing incentive program under fire on Maui
  5. Bills would allow 17-year-olds in Hawaii to vote in elections
  6. KPD: Vape Shops Selling ‘Shrooms
  7. Hawaii coffee farmers hope lawsuit settlements guarantee the Kona in your cup is real
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Friday, March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:59 PM :: 1616 Views
  1. How the media grotesquely distorted the Atlanta massacres
  2. Proposal to Rename McKinley High School and remove statue stalls at Hawaii Legislature
  3. ACLU Complains Groper Won’t be Getting 8th Chance
  4. Honolulu Planning Commission Considers 5-Mile Wind Turbine Setbacks
  5. Business Have Hard Time Filling Jobs
  6. Della Au Bellati to lead investigation of colleague Rep. Sharon Har    
  7. HART, Hitachi At Odds Over Wheel Defect As Rail Costs Soar
  8. Big Island Saves $160M--Scales Back Plans For Recycled Water
  9. Hawaiians set to receive $20M COVID Aid
  10. FAIL: Maui Criminals Having Trouble Maintaining COVID Count at MCCC
  11. Police commissions are supposed to be watchdogs. Are Hawaii’s up to the challenge?
  12. The business of game rooms
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 650 Views
  1. $1.6B Federal Aid will repay COVID Borrowing and more
  2. COVID Justice: Judge orders suspect in ‘sex assault spree’ to jail – But Only After Deputy Prosecutor Attacked
  3. Consider Shifting Police Funds To Social Services, Police Commission Says
  4. Rickard to serve as acting Maui police chief
  5. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures
  6. Lawmaker to undergo investigation for conflicting alleged drunk driving accounts
  7. Delays Begin: Aloha Stadium won’t be torn down just yet
  8. Honolulu City Council advances measure to incentivize building affordable rental units
  9. Resolutions urge BOE to consider Hawaii residents for superintendent’s post
  10. Bail reduced for former DOE instructor charged with 5 counts of sex assault on a student
  11. Watchdog blames NOAA for lack of transparency on tsunami tracking system outage
  12. Kahuku Windfarm Appeals to be heard by Hawaii Supreme Court
  13. Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove
  14. The history of Hansen’s disease reminds that pandemics change us
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1369 Views
  1. HART: Defective Train Wheels Are A ‘Major’ Problem And Possible Safety Issue
  2. Cataluna: We can talk about Asians but Raybuck can’t
  3. Bill that would bar suspension of public records requests during emergency advances
  4. SB912: Lawmakers look to claw back felons’ pensions
  5. Hawaii’s Unemployed Must Clear Up Earlier Benefit Snafus Before Getting Federal Dollars
  6. Aloha Stadium replacement plan includes maintenance risk shift
  7. COVID Justice: Man accused in alleged ‘sexual assault spree’ released following high court order
  8. Former public school teacher indicted for alleged sexual assault
  9. HPD Lawsuit Settlement: Teen Arrested By Classmate’s Father To Receive $150,000
  10. Big Island to get 3 Hydrogen Buses deemed “risky to operate” 
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 754 Views
  1. Tourism Workers next to Jump Vaccination Line
  2. Hawaii adopts most extreme open records limits amid pandemic
  3. SB1334 Gets Quadruple Referral: Kakaako Makai tower opponents to rally again
  4. Hawaii Restaurant Association requests 2 year extension to plastic ban
  5. Hawaii logs its best three days of tourist arrivals in a year
  6. Unemployment call center understaffed, overwhelmed—But Vaccinated HGEA members still won’t see public in person
  7. Island of Retaliation: Attack on Kauai Chief Intended to Block Police Reform
  8. COVID Capital Improvement Projects: Hawaii Gets Extra $100M for Hawaiians
  9. Maui Schools expect more elementary students back in class next week
  10. Haleiwa flood victims slam response from state and county during visit from U.S. congressman
  11. 100s of Homeless Mentally Ill Drug Addicts to use Mobile Mental Health Homeless Service
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Monday, March 15, 2021
March 15, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 953 Views
  1. HART Wants to Hike GE Tax and TAT
  2. Vaccines could lead to lifting of travel restrictions     
  3. State BOE to begin search for new superintendent
  4. Tens of thousands of Hawaii residents live in areas vulnerable to dam failure
  5. City seeks public input –How much more can we jam up Keeaumoku St?
  6. Who Would Kidnap a Space Telescope?
  7. How One Private School Is Trying To Help Public Schools Catch Up
  8. HB533: Shark Protection Bill Is A Misdirected Conservation Effort
  9. Illegal campsites creating problems at Diamond Head Beach Park
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Sunday, March 14, 2021
March 14, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:14 PM :: 1336 Views
  1. To Get Leftover Vaccines In Hawaii, It Helps To Be Related to an HGEA Hospital Employee
  2. How major bills fared at the Capitol
  3. Public-private partnerships have a troubled history in Hawaii
  4. City’s proposed budget focuses on helping low-income families hardest hit in pandemic
  5. Use The County Initiative Process To Create Change In Hawaii
  6. Cataluna: Hawaii residents have bigger things to be upset about
  7. Heavy rain Proves Global Warming—Help Schatz Make Money Fall out of Sky
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Saturday, March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:27 PM :: 1565 Views
  1. The Hike In State Income Taxes On Top Earners Is As Good As Dead
  2. Amid concerns about ‘discontent’ at HPD, chief denies authorizing new quota for officers
  3. Should Oahu’s tiered reopening plan receive a public hearing?
  4. Big Island Traffic Light Timing Improved by Spying on Your Cell Phones 
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Friday, March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:44 PM :: 1835 Views
  1. Tax Hike: Real Goal is to Shrink State Population
  2. Our endless rail
  3. Rail Plan: Give Hanabusa a $1M Contract?
  4. Hawaii has graduated out of NIMBYism?
  5. $1M Bail for HSTA Member Charged with Child Molestation
  6. House is asked to investigate state Rep. Sharon Har’s DUI ‘incident’
  7. SHOPO calls for Raybuck resignation, Kawakami Defends
  8. Maui Police Chief Retiring While Under Commission Scrutiny For Hit-And-Run
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Thursday, March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 1088 Views
  1. Union Negotiations: “$1.6B is not Enough”
  2. HART: Expect Honolulu’s Full Rail Line To Be Done In 2031
  3. Schatz Cashflow Plan: ‘Native Wisdom’ Needs To Be Part Of $2T US Infrastructure Bill
  4. HB683: Your Fuel Tax to fund ‘Sustainable’ Jet Fuel Scammers
  5. Star-Adv Upset Because Legislators Not Subsidizing Electric Car Owners Enough
  6. Younger kupuna frustrated about inability to get vaccine, AARP survey finds
  7. Can ‘Racial Data’ help the next group of COVID vax line-jumpers?
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 1934 Views
  1. COVID Vax—How Public Employees find ways to jump line
  2. Hawaii Schools Superintendent To Step Down After Her Contract Expires In July  
  3. Hawaii Gets $17B COVID  Relief – ‘Still Not Enough’
  4. Mayor Blangiardi’s financial disclosure is incomplete
  5. Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage
  6. HB1096: ‘Parental Rights’ to be assigned Politically, not Biologically
  7. SB132 prohibit sale of sunscreen products containing avobenzone and octocrylene
  8. KPD Chief Raybuck faces discrimination charges
  9. Maui Criminals Refuse Vax
  10. Ed Case Ran Furthest Ahead of Biden
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 775 Views
  1. Hawaii lawmakers consider nation’s highest income tax—16% Income Tax Rate
  2. Stadium redevelopment aims to bring Waikiki tourism to Aiea
  3. Feds Examining Honolulu Police CARES Spending On ATVs, Robot Dog
  4. Hawai‘i Convention Center charges state millions for unemployment call center
  5. HSTA Gets Vaccination: Ige Still Wants them to get paid for not working
  6. State begins vaccinations for those 70 and older
  7. Hawaii Proposes Tax Penalty Relief For Small Biz Amid Virus
  8. House Speaker Seeks Hawaiian Nominees For Mauna Kea Group
  9. Chevron, Others Struggle To Keep Climate Suit In Fed. Court
  10. Mother in Hilo child starvation case is free, pending sentencing
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Monday, March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 1521 Views
  1. Rail Board Believed HART’s Former Director Misled On Costs, Records Show
  2. SB176: Ex-Tweeker Milton Holt and Sen Delacruz advance bill to facilitate sale of Sand Island Industrial Park
  3. DEA: Jalisco Cartel takes Hawaii from Sinaloa Cartel
  4. Settlement reached in lawsuit against an HPD officer accused of abusing his power
  5. Hawaii County plan will buy homes destroyed in 2018 eruption
  6. In Hawaii, Reimagining Tourism for a Post-Pandemic World
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Sunday, March 7, 2021
March 7, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 PM :: 758 Views
  1. What’s Dead And Alive At The Hawaii Legislature
  2. Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies
  3. Honolulu’s housing director has new plans to tackle homelessness
  4. While Seniors Wait: 391,000 Vaccinations Delivered in Hawaii
  5. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami supports lifting interisland travel quarantine by April 1
  6. Will DoH Give Back Kauai Drug Treatment Center?
  7. Grant to help HPD process firearms permits
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Saturday, March 6, 2021
March 6, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 3531 Views
  1. Retaliation for Discrimination Suit: Did Kaneshiro Frame ex-Mitsunaga Employee?
  2. SB1117: Pay Ex-cops to lead vigilante quarantine and mask crackdowns in Hawaii?
  3. Hawaii County looks to lift more COVID-19 restrictions soon
  4. Almost 500 state education employees received a shot of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
  5. UH finishing up employee vaccinations—’Nearly All’ staff vaccinated
  6. Report Calls For Better Data About And For Native Hawaiians
  7. Maui Bill removes Mandatory Fine for Trespassing
  8. Hawaii congressional delegation seeks national forest declaration—could transfer 1000s of acres to Federal Government 
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Friday, March 5, 2021
March 5, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:47 PM :: 1411 Views
  1. Hawai’i Proposes Banning Fossil Fuels by 2045
  2. Here’s How Tax Increases Are Shaking Out In The Hawaii Legislature
  3. Hawaii unemployment compensation tax exemption bill advances
  4. Blackmail: HSTA Operatives Admit Threat to Fire Kishimoto is Retaliation for Reopening Elementary Schools
  5. Proposed Office of Hawaiian Affairs towers in Kakaako gain ground in state Senate
  6. House passes resolutions to form Maunakea management working group
  7. Fishing for Campaign Contributors, Josh Green wants High-tech Tax Credit Scammers to Come back and Steal Another Billion
  8. State offers more food stamp flexibility amid record participation
  9. Officials believe a Kakaako garage fire was started by trespassing homeless people
  10. Hawaii Governor Has ‘Concerns’ About Legalization Bill Advancing In Legislature
  11. Lanai and Molokai on track to make COVID vaccine available to all residents 16 and up
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 806 Views
  1. Court backlogs, orders to minimize jail headcounts worsen ‘catch and release’ crime trend
  2. Police Commissioners: Redirect HPD Funds To Social Services And Cut Overtime
  3. Judge Upholds New State Law Requiring Police Misconduct Disclosure
  4. Oldsters will Have to Wait: HSTA members are the real vaccination priority
  5. Now That Teachers are almost Completely Vaccinated, State to expand eligibility to those 70 and up
  6. Lt. Gov. Green urges governor to drop interisland quarantine
  7. State's Biggest Projects Put 'Hawaii Political Time' On Display
  8. CSO telescope could be gone by 2022
  9. Streamlined Hawaii County Planning and permit system set to go live July 26
  10. COVID spurs bills to continue ‘work’ from home
  11. Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii
  12. Kahele Seeks New Political Base: ‘Inmates Should Vote From Prison’
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
March 3, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 PM :: 2036 Views
  1. Is the Aloha Stadium Deal a Criminal Offense?
  2. Rail construction in Dillingham corridor halted
  3. Hawaii Aims To Reopen Elementary Schools After Spring Break—HSTA Freaks out
  4. Unemployment office puts ‘bot blocker’ in place to reduce volume into call center
  5. Hawaii hits highs for needle exchange and overdose reversals
  6. Most Police Reform Measures Fail To Gain Traction At Legislature
  7. HB796: Public Reports of Inmate Deaths
  8. Maui County working on bogus lawsuit against Bank of America
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:11 PM :: 2026 Views
  1. Catch-and-release policies create revolving door of crime as pending cases pile up
  2. East Hawaii Cultural Center to put up fence to combat drug-addicted homeless criminals
  3. The Fever Breaks: Maui County won’t tighten COVID-19 restrictions for now
  4. Love’s Bakery, which struggled with pandemic losses, to cease operations at end of March
  5. Different basic wage for tipped employees
  6. HPD sets quota for speed program, requiring officers to make more stops until March 27
  7. $80M for Native Hawaiian health care, housing, and education programs in new COVID-19 relief bill
  8. Keep the People Doped up: Marijuana-related bills progressing in Legislature
  9. 720,000 COVID Tests About to Expire: DoH Would Rather Trash them than Use Them
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Monday, March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:55 PM :: 677 Views
  1. COVID Relief includes $70 million for Rail
  2. If Honolulu Wants to Keep Homeless Lunatics out of Jail, We Will need a Lunatic Asylum
  3. Ige Again Withholds Funds from Commission Planning to let Lots and Lots of Criminals out on to the Streets
  4. HSTA Member Charged with Rape of Child in Kihei, Extradited to Face Child Molestation Charges in Oregon
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Sunday, February 28, 2021
February 28, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 2058 Views
  1. Union Bosses: Thanks for the Vax, Now we want a Raise
  2. Who in Hawaii should get Johnson & Johnson vaccine? (Clue: Anybody except age 65+)
  3. HGEA Jumps Vaccination Line – Still Refusing to Work (but getting paid)
  4. 5,000 UH Employees Get Vaccination
  5. Hawaii’s acting state epidemiologist calls for reopening public schools
  6. HSTA Tries to Stop Kauai Council from passing School Reopening Resolution
  7. No data for maps: Redistricting commission meets Monday
  8. Sand Island business group seeks to force sale of public land
  9. ‘Sham Transactions’ Trigger States to Crack Down on Tax Havens
  10. Nonprofit questions why HECO’s profits jumped in 2020 as customers struggled to pay bills
  11. The One Mistake That is Never Forgotten
  12. Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii
  13. Federal Money Plus Tourism Recovery
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Saturday, February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 1466 Views
  1. In internal video, police chief says 263 officers abused overtime policy
  2. Report recommends no salary increases for Honolulu’s top officials
  3. Anti-GMO Whack-jobs Target ADC -- Farm development agency may be plowed under by Hawaii lawmakers
  4. Flip-Flop or Head Fake?  DOE considers plan to reopen elementary schools for full, in-person learning in late March
  5. Bills to create Hawaii commercial rent relief program advance  
  6. How Reliable Is Your Hawaii Electric Utility?
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Friday, February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:26 PM :: 1815 Views
  1. Kealoha scandal fuels push to seize pension benefits from criminals
  2. Honolulu Council Chair Calls For Audit Of HPD Overtime
  3. First vials of single-dose COVID vaccine could arrive in Hawaii within 7 to 14 days
  4. Resolutions to form Maunakea working group advance
  5. Proposal to raise Hawaii’s minimum wage to $12 remains alive
  6. How this family making $83,000 a year in Hawaii lives paycheck to paycheck
  7. Kauai: $22M rental-assistance program to “effectively wipe out” missed rental payments
  8. University of Hawaii wants greater say in new stadium project
  9. Changes to Honolulu EMS could mean higher ambulance fees
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:22 PM :: 1833 Views
  1. DLIR to bill 40,000 Victims of COVID ID Theft in Hawaii?
  2. Unemployed Protest—Demand HGEA Show up for Work at DLIR
  3. Sacrifice? BoE Says Pay Hikes for Teachers are ‘Top Priority’
  4. 1 in 3 Hawaii residents now on Medicaid after record-setting job losses
  5. 18% on Kauai Vaccinated
  6. State says about half of Oahu, Maui inmates who qualify under 1B opted to get vaccinated
  7. Stadium redevelopment plan’s legacy of deceit
  8. Tax Hikes Coming: Public-private wastewater partnerships likely dead in Legislature
  9. Agribusiness?  Reverting to DoA Would be Worse
  10. DoA Ag Parks: ‘Politically Correct’ crowd wants to push out actual food producers to grab land-leases for themselves
  11. Aquarium trade reveals revised EIS for West Hawaii fishing
  12. Proposal Would Streamline Involuntary Treatment Of Those With Severe Mental Illness
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 986 Views
  1. Hawaii’s Fiscal Picture Is Looking Up. So Why Do Lawmakers Still Want To Raise Taxes?
  2. HB1278: Bill to halt unemployment tax hike on Governor’s desk
  3. Health providers allowed to ‘interpret’ vaccine prioritizations
  4. As Oahu prepares to move to next tier, mayor says he’ll also seek to allow organized sports
  5. Some who got unemployment benefits say they’re getting inflated tax bills
  6. HPD rolling out final body-worn cameras which have already been misused
  7. How Much Land is Needed to Meet Hawai`i 2045 Goals of 100% Renewable Energy?
  8. Fast-tracked stadium redevelopment = “Boondoggle”
  9. State Senate committee passes automatic voter registration
  10. Last call for booze tax bill: Legislation on beverages nearly dead for the session
  11. Lawmakers debate lowering DUI threshold
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 1204 Views
  1. Rep Sharon Har DUI—Wrong Way Driver on Beretania
  2. How to hide the Failure: DoE Can Fudge Testing but not Eliminate it, feds say
  3. 720,000 COVID Rapid tests Sit in Warehouse—Will Expire Unused because HSTA refuses to reopen Schools
  4. Kishimoto, Ige: No School Anytime Soon
  5. AARP wants state to prioritize everyone 50 and up for COVID vaccine
  6. Hawaii Health Director Says 3 More Weeks Until Age 70+ Vaccinations Begin
  7. Oahu: Loosened COVID-19 restrictions not enough
  8. Ige – Let Kauai have its Bubbles
  9. Kauai: No Tourists Anytime Soon
  10. Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote
  11. Kill a Kid, Get Probation
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Monday, February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:51 PM :: 799 Views
  1. OHA Rentseeking vs ‘Bold’ plan to develop leasehold condos on state land renewed
  2. Shutdown of Agriculture Development Corporation just a trick to Kill Seed Industry?
  3. Former US Indo-Pacific Command Surgeon: Military approach offers lessons for Hawaii reopening
  4. Aloha Stadium parking lot events prove popular with more being booked
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Sunday, February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:55 PM :: 2449 Views
  1. Schatz: This is not the time for another Akaka Bill
  2. Is The End In Sight? And How Will We Know It?
  3. AARP: Is State Really Prioritizing older adults for vaccinations?
  4. Kauai Council resolution urges reopening of schools, sports
  5. Legislators shovel money to HSTA while students suffer
  6. Kishimoto: We are very Comfortable not being Great
  7. Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems
  8. Telescope protester: “the management organization would be a better situation for us”
  9. Former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Lt. Gov. Josh Green cling to lucrative outside employment
  10. Questions raised by mayor’s late financial disclosure
  11. Worthless Joke: Oahu ‘affordable’ housing could include $1M homes
  12. Hawaii’s Labor Department declines to say how much lost to unemployment imposter fraud
  13. Kauai Bubble Resort at 40% Occupancy
  14. Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kenji Price thanks law enforcers, shares words of inspiration to keiki
Read More..
Saturday, February 20, 2021
February 20, 2021 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:06 PM :: 1078 Views
  1. Sacred Rent Money: House resolutions outline plan to transfer control of Maunakea Master Lease
  2. Star Adv: OHA’s Latest Scheme to Upzone Kakaako Makai “Not in Public Interest”
  3. One minimum wage bill still alive
  4. Affordable housing: Dozens of bills
  5. Sand Island Contributions to Blangiardi, Say
  6. DoE Employee Quits Just before Child Molestation Arrest
  7. Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff
Read More..
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