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Sunday, November 29, 2020
November 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 927 Views
  1. Kealoha sentencing Monday: Feds Will be Leaving Soon--Crooks, Cronies can Get Back to Business
  2. After Wasting Billions to Build Rail, is it worth $160 million a year to operate?
  3. Kirk Caldwell’s career, it’s hard to avoid misses and near-misses
  4. Spinning the Numbers: Kauai’s Last best chance to Kill Off Tourism
  5. Big Island transpacific travelers must provide negative COVID test upon arrival through 2020
  6. CoC: To save Hawaii’s economy, beat COVID
  7. KFD Pension Spiking—Sparky Trailer, Rank to Rank, and Training
  8. How Many Crimes Does a Clerical Error Outweigh?
  9. Doo-Gooders bail Suspects out to they can get back to being homeless
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Saturday, November 28, 2020
November 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 301 Views
  1. DoH Refuses to Disclose COVID Nursing Home Inspection Reports 
  2. Mandatory Test on Arrival for Tourists?
  3. Key document missing from records unsealed in “Painkiller” lawsuit
  4. Soft on Crime: Assault Police Get out, do it Again
  5. Hawaii Judge Blocks Police Union Attempt To Keep Cop Misconduct Secret
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Friday, November 27, 2020
November 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:03 PM :: 344 Views
  1. As Mayors Clamor for More Restrictions -- Lt. Gov. Recommends Follow Second Test Lead of Big Island
  2. Prison Outbreak Boosts Oahu COVID Numbers
  3. Hana and Lanai are part of smartphone app pilot project
  4. City council to consider allowing farming village communities on ag land
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Thursday, November 26, 2020
November 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 PM :: 1029 Views
  1. How Blangiardi will deal with Federal Investigations
  2. What Megan Kau was doing for Michael Miske
  3. Hawaii Releases More Details On COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
  4. Statistics suggest returning residents, not visitors, more likely to bring COVID-19 into Hawaii
  5. 100,000 Arrivals This Week
  6. Kim urges evaluation of testing programs, fewer exemptions for travelers
  7. Maui: Six million pounds of food given in pandemic
  8. We need more farming, not fields covered with solar panels
  9. 36 Tiny Homes Being Built in Kalaeloa
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Thursday, November 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor November, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:26 AM :: 424 Views
  • Hawai'i Sea Wall Regulations Unconstitutional
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
November 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 491 Views
  1. Rail’s Interim Service Could Be Pushed Back A Year Amid COVID, Testing Woes
  2. Businesses will have to pay three times more in unemployment tax in 2021
  3. Some travelers frustrated with having to show negative COVID-19 test prior to departure
  4. Caldwell proposes additional testing changes for trans-Pacific travelers
  5. 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November
  6. Hawaii business owners advocate for less restrictive Covid-19 guidelines
  7. Officer who cited US surgeon general under investigation for overtime abuse
  8. Two potential solutions to address Hawaii’s physician workforce shortage
  9. Honolulu Needs to deal with “service-resistant” homeless
  10. Mass testing reveals 46 new COVID cases among Waiawa prison inmates
  11. Read Katherine Kealoha’s handwritten letter to a judge ahead of her sentencing
  12. $400M Shortfall?  Make Seniors and Disabled Pay!
  13. Kahuku Community Association files appeal over Na Pua Makani wind turbines
  14. Complaints delay Hawaii’s vote certification
  15. Proud Boys Voter Intimidation in Hawaii?
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 624 Views
  1. "This kind of reversal just feeds into the anti traveler sentiment in this state”
  2. Rep Case: Unspent CARES funds won’t need to be returned
  3. Hawaii’s hotel industry is still struggling despite tourism reopening, and isn’t expected to break even in 2021
  4. Ten thousand passengers flying to Hawai'i daily
  5. More than 58,000 citations issued for violating emergency orders have been thrown out
  6. Blangiardi: Austerity Coming
  7. Copy Trump Playbook: Keoni Souza Asks Hawaii Supreme Court For Recount In OHA Race
  8. Twisting yourselves into legal pretzels to keep Trump in office
  9. "We were having a Gavin Newsom party."
  10. Bot Sites Push Acellus Story
  11. Inspection data sought on state nursing homes
  12. Hawaii Co Water power cost charge decrease proposed
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Monday, November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:02 PM :: 521 Views
  1. Mayor-elect Blangiardi favors more aggressive reopening of Oahu
  2. Blood Bank of Hawaii hoping more convalescent plasma donors step up ahead of the holidays
  3. Star-Adv: Safe Travels gets more burdensome
  4. Hawaii vacation turns south
  5. Pacific Islanders hardest-hit—OHA Piggybacks
  6. Expedia: Kauai’s example for monitoring illegal vacation rentals could be useful
  7. Man’s Death In Honolulu Police Custody Caused By Drugs, Shackles And A Struggle
  8. Mobile Medical Unit to Sew Stitches After Homeless Bumfights
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Sunday, November 22, 2020
November 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 1996 Views
  1. Time for the GOP to accept that Trump lost and move on
  2. Budget woes will trim government
  3. Hawaii Governor makes case for using CARES Act money to pay back unemployment insurance loan
  4. Big Island Food Basket Serves 85,000 People
  5. Kauai Foodbank Distributes 107,000 lbs Since September
  6. What’s that smell wafting over from Maui’s south shore?
  7. Here’s Why Hawaiian Homesteaders May Never Fully Profit From Their Own Land
  8. Roth announces more cabinet appointees
  9. SHOPO Sues All Four Counties over disclosure law
  10. Miske Case: An Insider Pleads Guilty And Is Cooperating With The Feds
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Saturday, November 21, 2020
November 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 3209 Views
  1. Hawaii Could Get COVID-19 Vaccine As Early As December
  2. HPD suspends COVID-19 enforcement patrols after audit finds major overtime violations
  3. Robbins capitulates, public-private partnership for rail’s final leg is canceled
  4. Josh Green: “I’m not going to get in the mud with Mr. Caldwell”
  5. Honolulu mayor-elect Blangiardi seeks applicants for city's top positions
  6. Distance Learning: “We noticed a huge increase in failing grades”
  7. After 20 Years of Sierra Club Resistance, First Family Moves into Koa Ridge Subdivision
  8. Bad timing on plastics ban?
  9. Tweeker gets Probation for Two Felonies, Guess what happens next…
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Friday, November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:39 PM :: 740 Views
  1. The Forever Rail
  2. Budget Battle 2021: DOE Chief Outlines Plan to Make $100M Cut look as Bad as Possible
  3. Budget Battle 2021: Honolulu City Departments Plan to Make their part of $400M in Cuts look as Bad as Possible
  4. Nearly 187K visitors have arrived in Hawai'i since launch of Safe Travels program
  5. COVID-positive pre-arrival results are a blind spot for Hawaii travel program
  6. Vast Majority of COVID Surveillance tests on Big Island
  7. Here’s Why The Health Department Says It Takes 36 Hours To Post COVID-19 Case Numbers
  8. 11 Honolulu police officers tested positive for COVID-19 after station outbreak
  9. Analysis: Asians in Hawaii more likely to die of COVID-19 than other ethnic groups
  10. Vigilantes block visitors from Big Island’s Waipio Valley
  11. Report: Many Homeless are Drug Addicts—50% Refuse Shelter
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:39 PM :: 629 Views
  1. City projecting a $400 million operating budget shortfall as Honolulu officials wrestle with funding rail project
  2. Enlist private sector to help trim state, county budgets
  3. Panos: Caldwell Still Underestimating Rail Costs
  4. Todd Eddins unanimously confirmed to Hawaii Supreme Court
  5. Pearl Harbor: 25% of Crew on Navy destroyer USS Michael Murphy test positive for Covid
  6. Hawaii visitors with pending coronavirus test results will no longer have chance to bypass quarantine
  7. New Honolulu Police Commissioner Pushes For More Info On Use Of Force
  8. Honolulu Police Commission Seat To Be Filled By New Mayor
  9. Roth names Cabinet members
  10. Chemophobia Caucus Comes up Short in Kauai Council Chair Contest
  11. Already struggling amid pandemic, Oahu eateries prepare for new plastics rules
  12. COVID Becomes Excuse to Deny Defendant Right to be Present in Court
  13. 1st Hawaii inmate at Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona dies of COVID-19
  14. Homeless Spread COVID by Sharing Meth Pipes
  15. Kauai Homeless Project Moves Forward Without OHA Money
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:59 AM :: 1318 Views
  1. COVID Vax Could be Distributed This Year under Emergency Authorization
  2. Oceanfront property tied to Obama granted exemption from Hawaii’s environmental laws
  3. Thrilled by 6-Day Sentence for Molester, Senators Advance Eddins Supreme Court Nomination
  4. Caldwell: Rail cost now $11B, won’t be completed until 2033
  5. DoE: 90% Online Education
  6. DOH: Reporting of new COVID-19 cases will remain two days behind, with lack of resources to blame
  7. Mainland COVID-19 surge leaves would-be Hawaii travelers scrambling to find available tests
  8. Maui Co: We Won’t be Looking too closely at COVID-Infested Scrum of Visiting Mainland Lobbyists and Politicians
  9. New Department of Health contact tracing team hopes to help protect Pacific Islanders from COVID-19
  10. ‘Remote Learning’ – Suddenly A Lot more HSTA members are Grabbing that 10K Bonus for SPED
  11. Said With Straight Face: “Survey: County employees efficient”
  12. Here’s How One Honolulu Cop Got His Job Back After He Was Fired For Misconduct
  13. Maui: Prosecutor Termination Vote Set for Dec 4
  14. Swing Vote to decide Kauai County Council Chair?
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:45 AM :: 681 Views
  1. Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee Let Alleged Child Molester off with 6-day Sentence  
  2. Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General?
  3. Factional Honolulu Councilmembers Fighting to Grab Top Job
  4. Businesses want Oahu’s plastic utensils ban delayed
  5. Kawakami proposes two new rules to shutdown tourism
  6. It's A Bad Idea For Honolulu's Next Mayor To End Homeless Sweeps
  7. Copper Thieves Strip mobile hygiene unit for homeless – How a $34,000 trailer becomes trade for two meth rocks
  8. By refusing to Feed Homeless, One Group Gets 28 Into Housing
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Monday, November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 1201 Views
  1. Duke Kahanamoku’s nephew among 8 more suing Kamehameha over alleged sex abuse
  2. Kauai Officials Expose System Rigged to make COVID Numbers Look Good
  3. Report: HFD System Designed to Hide Overtime Fraud
  4. Raiding EUTF is deja vu all over again
  5. Only about 30% of Hawaii’s $1.2B in coronavirus relief aid has been spent so far
  6. Hawaii’s COVID numbers are climbing more slowly than the rest of the U.S.
  7. Contact tracing robust says DoH
  8. COVID-19 Data: Dashboards Galore, But Key Data Still Sparse
  9. More than 500 Hawai'i inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Arizona prison
  10. Because You Closed the Insane Asylums, a Mentally Ill Woman Lives Decades on Streets before Dying
  11. Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom
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Sunday, November 15, 2020
November 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 793 Views
  1. Hawaii’s half-billion healthcare hole
  2. Hawaii GOP needs to figure out how to parlay its increased voters into political power
  3. Candidates with compelling messages can beat Democratic Party might
  4. Column: Hawaii’s vote-by-mail works, but improvements are necessary
  5. Ahead of the holidays, lawmakers explore strengthening Hawaii’s mask mandates
  6. Some think schools should revert back to full distance learning ahead of predicted surge
  7. 24% of Kaua‘i CARES funds left
  8. Special Hawaii court for homeless violations slowly resumes, providing fresh starts (but not forcing them into housing)
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Saturday, November 14, 2020
November 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:04 PM :: 768 Views
  1. You won’t be riding the rail line to Aloha Stadium anytime soon
  2. State slowly makes progress on jobless claims, but many still not getting answers
  3. Hawaii Having Hard Time Finding Ways to spend CARES Act money—But Local Politicos Want More
  4. Travel advisories in West Coast states could hit Hawaii hard
  5. Kawakami asks state to change Safe Travels
  6. Maui Police Issue 264 Citations for Mask Violations Over Two Weeks
  7. Businesses look for leeway in city’s tiered reopening system
  8. Pre-K School Choice: Federal Reserve Bank Highlights Hawaii Child Care Bill
  9. Maui: 1,599 Homeless Get Permanent Housing Since Feb—Others Refuse help, Must be Forced
  10. Farmers Get Water, Enviros Outraged
  11. Manual audit of Hawai'i elections underway statewide
  12. 16 years ago Caldwell Posed as an Advocate of Campaign Finance Reform, LOL!
  13. 1874: Kalakaua Installed by Foreign Troops
  14. Money thrown at Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor project ‘going nowhere,’ critics say
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Friday, November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:33 PM :: 1676 Views
  1. Rep Ed Case Blames Socialists as Republicans Gain Even More Seats in US House
  2. HART Board: Insubordinate Robbins Lowballing P3 Numbers
  3. DoE Hiding Failure Rate under HSTA’s Fake Remote Learning
  4. Millions in housing aid promised to Hawaii families either diverted or expected to go unspent
  5. No Hawaii hospitals have what’s needed to properly store the leading COVID-19 vaccine
  6. Obama memoir confronts role his presidency played in Republican obstructionism and Trump's rise
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 652 Views
  1. Ala Wai flood control project Gets Even More Expensive with Addition of Four Story Ala Wai Pump Station
  2. Charter school commission criticized for ‘erroneous’ rejections of new applicants
  3. SHOPO suing to stop release of names of disciplined officers
  4. Hawaii Deputy Sheriffs Finally On Track For National Accreditation
  5. Vet learns the hard way that the VA isn’t a 'trusted partner’ in pre-travel testing program
  6. Dozens rally outside Honolulu Hale, call to resume outdoor teams sports on Oahu
  7. Over Half Of Hawaii’s Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Claims Are Initially Denied
  8. DOH releases new data showing current capacity at intensive care units
  9. 340 high rise buildings have to be inspected by May 2021, HFD reports the process hasn't started in nearly half of them
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 756 Views
  1. Traditional Veterans Day events canceled, but some virtual stand-ins planned
  2. Spying on You: Will A New Phone App Help Hawaii Track COVID-19?
  3. State found just 18 COVID-19 positives so far out of more than 15,000 tests of travelers
  4. Does Mask Mandate Mean More Vigilantes?
  5. Maui County bill would ban Homeless Feeding Operations in County Parks—Enablers Seethe with Self-Righteousness
  6. Report: Honolulu Police Use Of Force Increased Last Year
  7. Legislative Agenda: Legalize Recreational Marijuana
  8. Hooser: 'Liars and Wimps’ Choose Kouchi, Saiki
  9. Supreme Court: “…Dubin is now disbarred from the practice of law.”
  10. Katherine Kealoha refuses to see her attorney as sentencing date nears
  11. Compromised COVID test ruins woman’s Hawaiian vacation
  12. 19 Years’ Battle Finally Gets One TVR Legalized
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 987 Views
  1. ‘No Brainers’ -- Hawaii Politicians Can’t Figure out if we Have a Mask Mandate or Not
  2. As Usual, Hawaii Elections Produce Fake ‘Firsts’ for National Media 
  3. Kahele to Push Federal ‘Reparations’ for Hawaiians
  4. Indian Affairs Again: Hawaii’s Senators See New Hope For Hawaiian Issues In Washington
  5. Traditional Veterans Day events canceled, but some virtual stand-ins planned
  6. Tourism Grows to 20% of Last Year
  7. Feds pick up the tab for county workers
  8. Sierra Club, Rich Enviro Snobs Pushing to Reduce Parking Spaces for Condos used by the Little People
  9. Response to Gary Hooser
  10. Honolulu Police Arrest Miske Witness On Gun And Drug Charges
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Monday, November 9, 2020
November 9, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:32 PM :: 1405 Views
  1. Hanabusa’s Chief of Staff to be Blangiardi’s Managing Director
  2. Hawaii Republicans ‘See Clear Path Forward’
  3. Ige Plan To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table
  4. HSTA Resists Effort -- Some Hawaii public schools shift gears for students foiled by online learning
  5. Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi to eliminate ‘compassionate disruption’ homeless approach
  6. More affordable-housing games in Kakaako
  7. Kahuku’s ‘Red Raider’ mascot soon to be a thing of the past
  8. A new disconnect in the Aloha Aina Party
  9. Victorino Touts Maui ‘Big Oil’ Suit
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Sunday, November 8, 2020
November 8, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:07 PM :: 1303 Views
  1. With Biden win, TMT may get Hawaii home
  2. This Election Cleared Out Some 'Leaders' Who Needed To Go
  3. Nine of 250 precincts statewide voted Trump
  4. Blangiardi Will Need More than his Friends to Govern
  5. Lots of finger pointing as Honolulu rail runs out of money
  6. HMSA faces a lawsuit over its status as a ‘non-profit’
  7. Disclosure of records concerning boat allegedly used in Jonathan Fraser murder moves forward
  8. Bar fight: Lawsuit claims bias in regulating Hawaii businesses
  9. Column: Help reopen Hawaii’s economy, carefully
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Saturday, November 7, 2020
November 7, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 1777 Views
  1. Counting ballots not an issue for Hawaii due to election rules
  2. Senate president says special session for mask mandate highly unlikely
  3. Stay-at-home order may be lifted for Lanai
  4. Honolulu On Track To Spend All CARES Act Funds, City Says
  5. HPD spent millions in COVID-19 aid on four-wheelers, trucks and trailers
  6. Police commission wants HPD to prohibit officers from cases involving friends, family
  7. Maui Council committee votes to recommend Guzman’s removal
  8. An illegal game room operated next door to police union
  9. State PUA system telling some ‘you owe’ it all back—DLIR Blames DoTax Incompetence
  10. Glitch in Sec 8 lottery for housing subsidy waiting list gives applicants false hope
  11. Raising Oahu transit fares
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Friday, November 6, 2020
November 6, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 3015 Views
  1. Republican Westside Base Builds for Andria Tupola, Augie Tulba, Donald Trump
  2. Hawaii Trump campaign chair says roving caravans ‘worked against’ the president
  3. Machado Ousted In OHA Race, Pro-Transparency Candidate Elected
  4. Political Insiders Cry a River Because They Couldn’t Stop Keli’i Akina Reelection
  5. Maui Island of Retaliation: Workers Afraid of Prosecutor, Prosecutor Afraid of Mayor
  6. Distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in Hawaii could include mobile teams, drive-thru centers
  7. Statewide mask mandate could mean immediate fines for violators
  8. Post-Flight Test: Only 17 of 12,000 Tourists COVID Positive
  9. Hawaii Slowest to Bring Students Back To The Classroom
  10. Protesters rally at Department of Labor and Industrial Relations over unemployment benefits
  11. 12% of Restaurant Cards Have Not Been Activated
  12. Back in 2021:  A Storm Water Utility?
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Thursday, November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 1572 Views
  1. After Election, Kahele Finally Admits he will back Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians 
  2. Blangiardi Won Almost Ever precinct – Many by 20% Margin
  3. Honolulu Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi’s transition team already underway
  4. A day after election, efforts to reorganize City Council are already underway
  5. Hawaii Obviously Needs More Voter Service Centers—Ratio Falls Way Behind Other Vote-by-Mail States
  6. Hotel workers Bill 80 -- before City Council reduced to resolution
  7. Honolulu appears unlikely to advance to Tier 3
  8. Honolulu Police Department to deploy COVID-19 quarantine response teams on Oahu
  9. Suicides In Hawaii Appear To Be Decreasing — Despite Pandemic
  10. Carbon tax coming back for the 2021 legislature?
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
November 4, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 1304 Views
  1. Election News  -- Honolulu, Hawaii County, Maui County, Kauai County, Statewide
  2. Steve Alm Prevails Over Miske Lawyer Megan Kau In Honolulu Prosecutor Race—First Time since 1988 Prosecutor is not associated with Miske
  3. OHA Races: Alapa Unseats Longtime Incumbent Machado In Race For Molokai Seat
  4. Voters Wait 5 or 6 Hours Because Oahu has only Two Voter Service Centers (Another Office of Elections screw-up)
  5. Post-Travel Screening Indicates Pre-Travel Testing Is Working
  6. Prosecution of the U.S. Surgeon General is an expensive embarrassment
  7. Motive for shot fired at Miske’s brother in 2013 remains unknown
  8. Local Telecom Company Emerging As Potential Successor To Sandwich Isles
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 PM :: 1519 Views
  1. Hawaii Republican, Democratic Leaders ask for ‘aloha’ as results of the U.S. presidential election come in
  2. 513K Hawaii votes cast in one of the most anticipated elections in decades
  3. First Printout Due After 7PM—Long Lines for In-Person Voting
  4. ‘Afraid to Dismiss Case Against Surgeon General’
  5. The Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Is Back At Work
  6. Musical Chairs in DOE Curriculum Office
  7. Fire chief summoned to Council following investigation into overtime, spending
  8. Kauai Island of Retaliation: $1.8 million settlement reached in harassment, retaliation suit against KPD
  9. After Months of Trying, 378 Hawaii inmates at Arizona prison finally get themselves infected with coronavirus
  10. Criminal Leaves Hawaii's Beneficent Jurisdiction—Actually Gets Locked up
  11. Soft on Crime: Halloween murder suspect has lengthy criminal history
  12. COVID Boosts Matson China Business and Profits
  13. Hawaii Restaurant Card – $1.15M per day
  14. Hawaii banks gird for prolonged tourism slump
  15. Rachel Vorje left Hawaii with $300 dollars before becoming business owner
  16. Hotel workers bill before City Council reduced to resolution
  17. Civil Beat: Marijuana Should be Used to Alter the Electorate’s Mood
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Monday, November 2, 2020
November 2, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:52 PM :: 671 Views
  1. 89% of Hotels to Reopen this Month
  2. Glitches And Problems: My First Adventure With Hawaii’s New COVID-19 Travel Program
  3. Failing A Class Could Get Your Student Back To School Sooner
  4. U.S. Surgeon General, aide arraigned in Hawaii for alleged emergency order violation
  5. Easy Targets? Some Oahu Homeless Have Been Ticketed Dozens Of Times During The Pandemic
  6. Dubin request for delay in disbarment denied by Justice Elena Kagan
  7. Kauai Bets Big With CARES Money To Boost Local Beef Industry
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Sunday, November 1, 2020
November 1, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 1029 Views
  1. 104,000 Arrive Since Reopening
  2. Robbins: HART Will Take Rail Plan to Feds for Approval
  3. Election Day will deliver Blangiardi or Amemiya as mayor — then real decisions on rail
  4. Many reasons to support Pohakuloa Training Area
  5. Shapiro: Surgeon General Deserves Thanks, Gets $5,000 Ticket Instead
  6. Medical Team Working To Reach Those Most At Risk For COVID-19
  7. “8,000 unemployed individuals that still need their claims looked at”
  8. CrimeStoppers Honolulu used to rely heavily on volunteers. The pandemic changed that
  9. Bars frustrated at paying liquor license when they've been closed much of the year
  10. State retirement fund abandons plan for Maui golf course redevelopment
  11. Puna Roundabouts Reduce Traffic Accidents 95%
  12. Punatics File Suits to Stop Clean Geothermal Electricity
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Saturday, October 31, 2020
October 31, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 PM :: 867 Views
  1. Special session of Hawaii Legislature may be needed to pass mask mandate
  2. Retail, restaurants see a sales bump with visitors back
  3. More Hysteria from Failed ‘Experts’  -- Now Project Hawaii 900 cases a day by February  
  4. Increased fares for Oahu public transit introduced in City Council
  5. COVID Justice: ‘Released on Recognizance’ after bust allegedly nets $1M coke, cash and jewelry
  6. 2013 shooting was apparent attempt on the life of Miske’s brother, John Stancil
  7. Guzman details ongoing friction with Victorino
  8. Fevella proposes change in steward of Mauna Kea
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Friday, October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:31 PM :: 1826 Views
  1. 457K Votes Received so Far—Breaks Record
  2. Privacy?  Vigilantes Gain Access to State Quarantine List 
  3. Hawaii Criminal Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks
  4. Supreme Court Rejects Suit Seeking Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless
  5. Hawaii’s Medicaid numbers up 7% year-over-year
  6. As economic pain of pandemic widens, need for food stamps soars in Hawaii
  7. 3,000,000 lbs of Free Food per Month
  8. CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes
  9. Hawaii Tourist Count Drops in 2nd Week
  10. Post-Arrival Tests Find only 6 Positives
  11. Chemophobia Front and Center as HTA starts process to create new model for managed tourism
  12. A&B Profitable Again: 81% of Tenants Paying Rent
  13. COVID-19 taking a toll on island real estate market
  14. City cleanup effort removes 52 tons of homeless rubbish from Oahu’s Leeward Coast
  15. An 8-year battle with the law
  16. Geothermal Power and Big Cable Date Back to Hawaiian Kingdom
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
October 29, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:03 PM :: 1340 Views
  1. (to access articles below click the news read dateline at top)
  2. Oahu vote tally topples record
  3. Honolulu Police Department has issued 60,000 coronavirus-related violations
  4. How SHOPO Keeps Trying To Hide Police Misconduct Despite New Disclosure Law
  5. Hawaii among top 5 states with highest mortgage fraud risk
  6. Sec 8: State expects 20,000 applications when rental subsidy wait list is briefly opened
  7. Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry
  8. Gun sales surge, creating a backlog to process permits
  9. NTSB releases details from skydiving plane crash that killed 11 at Dillingham Airfield
  10. Petitions would add 3 excuses to medicated pot list
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 1100 Views
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  2. Hawaii Construction Union Spent Nearly $1 Million On Oahu Races
  3. HART board’s 7-2 vote fails to halt P3 process
  4. 'Expensive lesson to learn': Hawaiian tourists struggle with negative test, mask mandates
  5. Confusion around Safe Travels leads to arrest
  6. 60-plus Companies Submit ‘Advance Notice’ of Permanent Layoffs
  7. Overdue-rent cases are expected to clog Hawaii’s courts
  8. Circus News: Ms Magazine Touts Hawaii ‘feminist recovery plan’
  9. Navy’s plan for Red Hill fuel tanks rejected by EPA, DOH
  10. Article highlights DHHL funding needs
  11. Hawaii County Water Board approves rate hike
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:23 PM :: 1164 Views
  1. Vote now; Ballot deadlines nearing
  2. 381,000 Hawaii ballots already returned in election with ‘tremendous enthusiasm’
  3. Caldwell Presents 8-Point Plan for Rail
  4. Lanai 2,800 Surge tests on island of 3,000
  5. Life Care Center reports two more deaths
  6. Japanese travel plan nearly set, Canada, S Korea Next
  7. Utah family flies to Hawaii, finds out negative COVID-19 results won't be accepted
  8. 97-percent of COVID-19 emergency order violation cases that reached outcome were dismissed
  9. The state is sitting on $90M for housing aid and time is running out to distribute it—HHFDC Solves Problem by Not Checking Eligibility
  10. Hawaii County coffers contain an extra $40M
  11. Maui Liquor director to hand position to Son?
  12. McKinley Students Still Unable To Play Football On New $5M Field
  13. Batteries $947/kwh in Hawaii
  14. Closing Dillingham Airport May Slow Tourism
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Letters to the Editor October, 2020
By Letters to the Editor @ 6:30 PM :: 2062 Views
  • Telescope Less Impact Than Maunakea Access Road Encampment?
  • Rail to be Next Stonehenge
  • “A Republic, if you can keep it”
  • Stop The Rail at Middle Street
  • Held Hostage?
  • Hawaiian Homelands Should Be Opened To Other Voice/Data Providers
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Monday, October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 1340 Views
  1. Another Federal Grand Jury In Hawaii? This Time It’s About United Public Workers Union
  2. Judge’s order favors disclosure of documents in Miske-related case
  3. Deadline looming for HART’s rail plan
  4. DoE Remote Learning Scam Wears Thin: Parents Flee to Private Schools
  5. Vigilante group calls for stricter mask enforcement
  6. City agrees to a tentative $320,000 settlement over HPD domestic violence case
  7. US Says COFA Talks Are On Track To Finish This Year
  8. State plans $1.8 billion housing and commercial development for East Kapolei
  9. Kalaeloa Vintage aircraft face chopping block
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Sunday, October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:03 PM :: 2443 Views
  1. HGEA Bumbling Ruins Vacations for Thousands
  2. Green worries COVID-19 infections could hit triple digits on Lanai
  3. Caldwell: Build Rail Line to Station ‘Near Downtown’
  4. Honolulu rail delays could affect Oahu Community Correctional Center site redevelopment
  5. TMT opponents oppose small teaching telescope at Halepohaku
  6. Hawaii: Meet Your Electoral College
  7. Latest Scheme: Free House in Hawaii in Exchange for your So-Called ‘Tech’ Stock
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Saturday, October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 1087 Views
  1. Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%
  2. Tier System from Department of Health guides Hawaii schools
  3. 66,644 arrive in Hawaii -- 41,783 with pre-travel testing
  4. After 55,000 Tickets and 500 Arrests -- HPD chief says most violators of COVID restrictions are residents, not tourists
  5. 14 people arrested on Kaua'i for violating quarantine rules since reopening travel
  6. 65 Cases on Lanai
  7. Life Care Center reports dramatic decrease in new virus cases
  8. Nadamoto Relative in Domestic Violence Case?
  9. Maui Mayor seeks Guzman’s removal as prosecutor
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Friday, October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 1662 Views
  1. Not the Kiss of Death? Blangiardi Still Winning Even After Admitting he Voted for Donald Trump
  2. Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail
  3. Oahu Alcohol-Related Crashes up 33% – Drug Related Crashes up 60%
  4. Nursing home deaths--41% of all virus-related deaths in Hawaii
  5. 58,611 people have been screened in the first seven days
  6. Backlog in the state’s manual COVID-19 test verification process sends thousands of Hawaii travelers to quarantine
  7. Quarantine: Police Issue 8,400 warnings and 885 Tickets Since Oct 15
  8. Going after the surgeon general
  9. Public Defender Uses COVID as Excuse to keep Fentanyl Dealer on Streets
  10. How Distance Education Fails One Family
  11. Legislature Must Give The Police Standards Board The Money It Needs To Do Its Job
  12. Hawaii CBD Restrictions
  13. American Samoa Medical Charter to Bring 100 for Treatment in Hawaii
  14. Four Cronies of the Apocalypse: Ex-Governors Back Hu Honua Scheme
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:47 PM :: 1709 Views
  1. HART chief says Rail Line May be Cut Short
  2. 40% of Hawaii businesses can't pay their rent, survey finds
  3. Daily Tourist Count Drops off
  4. HD43: Will Downtown Lobbyists Win Race?
  5. Bill 73: Don’t Let Bums Flop on Sidewalk
  6. Honolulu resolution seeks to help NIMBYs Stop affordable housing
  7. Hawaii Labor Department brings on 100 adjudicators to help process huge backlog of unemployment claims
  8. 14,494 people in quarantine right now
  9. State’s secondary surveillance testing hasn’t yet caught any positives
  10. Kauai County has spent 66% of CARES Act funds
  11. UC Seeks Updated Status of Na Pua Makani Windfarm
  12. Councilman calls for release of fire chief’s performance evaluations
  13. Honolulu Gun Permits up 40%
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:16 PM :: 849 Views
  1. Poll: Voters Favor Tourism Reopening 55% to 34%
  2. Half of public school parents concerned over quality of education amid the pandemic, study shows
  3. Just 1 in 10 public school students get daily in-person classes in Hawaii
  4. More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School
  5. DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students
  6. Unemployment: HGEA Can’t get the Job Done, but Whines About Contractor
  7. Welfare Fraud: Officials warn Hawaii Restaurant Card solicitation could lead to revocation
  8. Owners file suit over city’s rules that forced long-lasting bar, nightclub closures
  9. US surgeon general to be in court on Hawaii virus citation
  10. Protection For Renters Can Be A Nightmare for Landlords
  11. About 80% of Hawaii County’s virus relief funds spent or encumbered
  12. Interisland travelers have options to avoid quarantine when flying into the Big Island
  13. State lacks testing options for Canadians
  14. Over 221,000 ballots received prior to opening of voter service centers
  15. In Hawaii, Switch to Mail-In Voting Not a Cure-All
  16. Cloudy Weather: Rolling Blackouts for Solar-Powered Kauai?
  17. City welcomes public input for Climate Ready Oahu, the isle’s first adaptation strategy
  18. Moving the Smokestack: Blue Planet Phonies Exposed 
  19. Soft on Crime: Criminal Averages One Conviction per Year for 31 Years
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:01 PM :: 2712 Views
  1. 20 Years Prison for former Auditor of OHA and HART
  2. Poll: Biden 58% Trump 29% on Oahu
  3. Economy: Honolulu residents more optimistic than ‘Experts’
  4. Big Island Mayoral Race a Test of Telescope Opinion?
  5. Former Governors: Democratic Party should not endorse for mayor
  6. More than 30,000 trans-Pacific travelers have arrived in the islands since Thursday
  7. Ige Withholding TAT Funds from Counties
  8. Hawai'i Island voter receives ballots for dead person, former resident
  9. DOH reports 39 new COVID-19 cases statewide; fifth death reported at Life Care Center
  10. Arcadia confirms resident with coronavirus died
  11. Since tourism relaunch, police have issued 4,500 warnings for violating COVID-19 orders
  12. Piñata: Honolulu Council Opens Grant-in-Aid Applications
  13. Renters In Hawaii Are Struggling. So Are Their Landlords
  14. Kaimuki association calls on state to institute moratorium on commercial evictions
  15. Katherine Kealoha wants phone hearings during pandemic
  16. Scrapping a guilty plea, trial possible for former Maui officer in wire fraud case
  17. Aloha Aina Party facing questions as election approaches
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Monday, October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 839 Views
  1. Poll: Alm 41% – Kau 33%
  2. Tulsi Gabbard’s approval rating lowest at 44% in Hawaii Poll
  3. Secrecy Shrouds Ige’s New High-Level Coronavirus Panel
  4. Survey shows over 80% of Hawaii businesses expect lower revenue this and next year due to COVID-19
  5. Free state’s struggling workers from burdensome regulations
  6. 2 Kauai restaurants ban tourists from dining rooms, Usual Suspects Spread Hysteria and Rumors
  7. Surveillance testing begins Monday on Oahu, Big Island testing catches few positive cases
  8. Hawaii County almost halfway through coronavirus relief money
  9. If Hawaii is going to work for all of us, we must ensure that mail-in voting truly works for everyone.
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Sunday, October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:42 PM :: 981 Views
  1. Poll: Blangiardi 49% – Amemiya 36% 
  2. Hawaii Poll: Oahu voters disapprove of Kirk Caldwell’s coronavirus response
  3. Tourism Reopening is Josh Green’s Doom?
  4. Around 16,000 trans-Pacific travelers arrived in first 48 hours of reopening
  5. Kauai: COVID Bringing in More Rich Activist Types Who Immediately Want to Shut the Door Behind Them
  6. Caldwell calls for special meeting over future of an already costly rail project
  7. Star-Adv: If Dems Win Senate Money from Heaven Will Rain Down on Us
  8. Counting Down To One Hundred Days Out Of School
  9. Tulsi Gabbard leaves Hawaii Army National Guard after 17 years for California duty
  10. Former Hawaii state official clears his name 8 years after allegations forced him from federal post
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Saturday, October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:54 PM :: 1296 Views
  1. Hawaii's Covid policies, as science, wouldn't pass an ethics review
  2. 1,100 Arrival tests—Only One Positive
  3. Life Care Center’s coronavirus case count rises to 53
  4. Kim: “It was a real mess” 
  5. Day Two of trans-Pacific travel at Kona airport
  6. Ige: Hawaii Needs 500K Tests/Month
  7. Kauai Mayor: We Need More Testing Providers
  8. Mayor Victorino announces travel exemption for same day or overnight medical purposes
  9.  New plan to allow Hawaii County travelers to skip quarantine won’t require a pre-test
  10. Here’s the arrivals breakdown for the launch day of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program
  11. Hawaiian Air Burning $3M/day
  12. Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Is Ready But The State Is Keeping It Under Wraps
  13. Contact tracers encounter wrong, disconnected phone numbers or no numbers at all
  14.  Despite huge need, state has only distributed 2% of $100M set aside for housing help
  15. Police officer disclosure
  16. Bank records of anti-Amemiya Super-PAC subpoenaed in campaign spending probe
  17. Hysteria: 30 Feet of Sea level Rise Coming, LOL!
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Friday, October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 1591 Views
  1. Hawaii Poll: Biden 61% -- Trump 28%
  2. 124,000 Ballots Have Been Cast
  3. HART Finance Ctte Votes to Halt P3--Rail project cost estimate now jacked up above $10 billion
  4. 10,102 arrive on first day of traveler testing program, 7,200 pre-tested
  5. Kauai Protesters “Trying to Instill Violence” against Visitors
  6. Rent relief applications overwhelms Catholic Charities, AUW offices
  7. Former UPW Officials Sue Union Over Ousters
  8. Hawaii Board of Education Votes To End Controversial Distance Learning Program
  9. Prosecutors: Investigation of Jonathan Fraser’s murder is still “active”
  10. Courts And Prosecutors Are Keeping Jail Populations Lower During Pandemic
  11. Police Standards Board Asking For More Time, Money — Again
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:35 PM :: 1213 Views
  1. Poll: Voters Still Sour On Ige And Caldwell
  2. State expects 7,000 incoming passengers on first day of traveler testing program
  3. Pre-arrival testing plan will allow visitors from Japan to bypass quarantine
  4. Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion
  5. Experts: Pandemic wiped out 8 years of economic growth in Hawaii
  6. Serious mortgage delinquencies in Hawaii triple in July
  7. Pandemic causes shortage of high-end Oahu rentals
  8. COVID Coverup: August Nursing Home deaths on Maui Reported
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:50 PM :: 870 Views
  1. Prosecutor Poll: Alm 43% – Kau 31%
  2. Oahu election turnout already at 16%
  3. Coverup? 11 new COVID-19 cases are tallied from August at Roselani Place
  4. BoE Decision to let Teachers ‘Work’ from Home is Backwards
  5. Honolulu consumer prices rise amid coronavirus pandemic
  6. State says extra security measures in place when tourism reopens
  7. Hawaii using protective equipment for coronavirus at ‘scary’ rate
  8. Kauai Residents Flee: Homes Sell Quickly to Mainlanders
  9. Hawaii "Has Committed Suicide" --"Hardly Anyone Is Sick, But We're All Broke"
  10. Ex-Honolulu police officer gets 14 days in jail for sex assault of minor during traffic stop
  11. Will 9th Circuit Shut Dubin Down?
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 PM :: 1233 Views
  1. Poll: Blangiardi 48% – Amemiya 28%
  2. Akina Raises More Than $150K for Reelection to OHA Seat
  3. 11,000 Hawaii tenants delinquent on rent
  4. New Hawaii unemployment call center swamped
  5. Governor Ige plans to give each county mayor authority to implement a second test upon arrival (sort of)
  6. Ige gives verbal approval to allow interisland travelers to Maui with negative COVID-19 test result
  7. Second suit filed in connection with vets home outbreak
  8. Three more residents test positive for coronavirus at Life Care Center
  9. Hawaii superintendent Christina Kishimoto says Acellus online curriculum will be phased out
  10. Useless: Kauai Tinkers with So-Called “Affordable’ Housing Policy Some More
  11. Another sweep of homeless encampment on Nimitz Highway scheduled for Thursday
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