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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Hawaii Wastes Thousands of COVID Testing Opportunities Every Day
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 2037 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii has a 5,000 test per day capacity, yet access to testing is restricted and day after day only a few hundred tests are performed....

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Saturday, May 09, 2020
OHA to Ige: Bypass Legislature and Give Us $21,287,134
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 AM :: 859 Views :: Ethics, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA’s letter to Ige was timed to coincide with a media campaign designed to make Hawaiians appear as exceptional COVID victims....

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Saturday, May 02, 2020
A Low-Risk Plan to Re-Start Hawaii Tourism Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:52 AM :: 2030 Views :: Tourism, COVID-19

...To rebuild tourism the Governor should amend his emergency order to exempt from quarantine any visitor who can show a negative COVID test....

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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Harry Kim Pulls Papers to Run for Reelection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 940 Views :: Hawaii County , Politicians

...Kim, 80, had previously expressed uncertainty about his reelection plans....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
A Low-Risk Plan to Re-Start Hawaii’s Economy Now
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 AM :: 3867 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...To reopen the economy, start with high dollar-per-human-contact businesses—ie the ones nobody is talking about.  We don’t need to wait a month to do this.... 

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Sunday, April 05, 2020
Full Text: Council Chair Cries a River After Being Busted Giving Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 3666 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...while you are locked down with COVID, this is what some politicians are doing....

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Saturday, April 04, 2020
Lawsuit Alleges Another Pedophile Ring at Kamehameha
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 AM :: 7409 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii History

...A new set of child molestation allegations is the subject of a lawsuit against Kamehameha Schools filed April 3, 2020, in Hawaii’s First Circuit Court....

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Friday, April 03, 2020
COVID Fearmongering: Waianae Residents Blockade Farrington Hwy After State Rep Cedric Gates Spreads Corona Virus Rumors
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1182 Views :: Police, Politicians, COVID-19

...politicians exploit fear and paranoia on Waianae Coast....

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Saturday, March 28, 2020
Blood Test Provides Instant COVID Results—Rejected by Hawaii DoH
By Andrew Walden @ 7:17 PM :: 1044 Views :: COVID-19

...The antibody test being used by the million in Britain produces false negatives.  It also produces false positives.  The false negatives are dangerous to the uninformed.  But the false positives are all potential lifesavers....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 21306 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Corona Towers: Council Hides Behind Quarantine, Gives Development Deal to Convicted Felon
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 8923 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, COVID-19

...Ige’s Health Emergency Declaration waves many of the state laws ensuring public participation, transparency, and accountability.    

The implicit understanding is that elected officials will utilize these extraordinary powers only to combat the Corona Virus pandemic in Hawaii.

It only took two days to find out....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Hawaii: The Road to Corona Recovery Leads Through Japan
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 3537 Views :: Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Governor Ige’s 14-day quarantine announcement may feel like a health precaution, but it's really a tourism marketing plan....

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
OHA in Court: ‘Mauna Kea Must be a Money-Maker for Us’
By Andrew Walden @ 12:14 AM :: 1888 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...OHA demands UH charge Mauna Kea telescopes "a reasonably competitive rent"....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
21 Infected on Corona Virus Cruise Ship--Test Reveals Hawaii's First Corona Patient
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 3315 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...February 26-29: Nawiliwili, Honolulu, Lahaina, Hilo....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Cocaine: Another Tsuneyoshi Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 2035 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...Convicted cocaine dealer and MMA fight promoter Chad Tsuneyoshi may not be satisfied with just having his wife on the Honolulu Council....

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
OHA to Take Over Honolulu Council?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 1656 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

...Five Council seats are up for grabs--and OHA wants them--so it can build hotels and condos up to the sky at Kaka’ako Makai....

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend’s Attorney’s Cell Phone found at Massage Parlor?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 5671 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Police

...A female answering the phone did not seem to understand a reporter requesting to speak to Chris Woo.  She kept asking, “You want masagee?”....

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Friday, February 07, 2020
Free Golf, Methamphetamines, and Building Permits
By Andrew Walden @ 12:00 PM :: 4086 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Small Business, Cost of Living

...These are the kind of people who make Hawaii what it is today....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
SB42: Block AG's Investigation of Telescope Protesters Funding
By Andrew Walden @ 4:23 PM :: 1299 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...The Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is set to hear SB42 SD1 today at 1:19pm....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Save Billionaires Row: Tourism Industry Activists Sue DLNR Over Aquarium Fishing (again)
By Andrew Walden @ 11:25 AM :: 1496 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Small Business, Tourism

...how much will Kona Coast billionaires contribute to these 'non-profits'?....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
SB2331 Will Legislators Give Kaneshiro Crony $50M?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 2361 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Law Enforcement

...What does a drunk rave promoter know about aviation fuel anyway?....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Death Row 'Not-a-Pimp' McCoy Kicked out by Angry Mother
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 1736 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...McCoy escaped death row but he couldn't escape mother of one of his 'girlfriends'....

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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Nobody in Hawaii really believes in sea level rise
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 2091 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

...Perhaps HART should require its P3 partner to solve the ‘last mile problem’ by installing mooring cleats for gondolas.... 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
HSTA Pushing ANOTHER Massive Pay Hike with No Accountability
By Andrew Walden @ 2:21 PM :: 1411 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...HSTA got $45M in a contract reopener April 1, 2019.  On December 5, 2019 HSTA and DoE announced a massive pay hike for teachers working in so-called 'hard to fill' positions.  Now in a January 10, 2020, anouncement, the HSTA and Kishimoto are proposing to bump thousands of union members up five steps....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Lawsuit: Hawaii AG David Louie Conspired with Money-Grubbing Trial Lawyers to Gin up $8B Case 
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1801 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The lawsuit could have far broader implications for the AG’s office given the large number of national cases the Hawaii AG’s office involves itself in.  How many of those cases are driven by the profit interest of private law firms? ....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Crooks Cry Racism: Debunking OHA’s Audit Excuses
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 2472 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...We at Hawai’i Free Press only needed 30 minutes to write this point-by-point rebuttal.  Yes.  It is that easy....

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Monday, January 06, 2020
DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 1602 Views :: DHHL

...Could the real estate market put 100s of Hawaiian families into the DHHL homes they have been waiting for?....

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Sunday, January 05, 2020
OHA Sacrifices $3.2M to Hide Lawyer’s Conflict of Interest?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:23 PM :: 2667 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe is gone and OHA claims Crabbe’s departure shows the agency is cleaning up.  But the Board lawyer who signed off on everything is still in place....

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Thursday, January 02, 2020
Legislative Agenda: OHA to Parlay Mauna Kea Protests into Control of BLNR, LUC
By Andrew Walden @ 9:16 PM :: 1834 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...ensuring that four members of both the Land Use Commission and the Board of Land and Natural Resources are selected from lists submitted to the Governor by OHA....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Mauna Kea Protest Shows Need for a Return to Elected County Sheriffs
By Andrew Walden @ 1:10 PM :: 2485 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA, Police

...Hawaii lost its elected county sheriffs as a result of the Massie case....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Campaign Spending: John Carroll Declines to Seek Criminal Charges Against Eric Ryan
By Andrew Walden @ 2:20 AM :: 1165 Views :: Ethics, Republican Party

... Respondents reported a monthly charge of $14.65 to Netflix on 6/19/18, 7/17/18, and 8/17/18 for “online research” ....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Busted: Josh Green Hiding Out of State Contributions--Out $13K
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 AM :: 1431 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

...8 contributors who each gave the $6,000 maximum amount to Respondent, also gave to another candidate committee.  However, Respondent reported that these 8 contributors had Hawaii addresses while the other candidate committee reported that these 8 contributors had out-of-state addresses....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Legislative Agenda: CSC Behind Seven Bills for Campaign Finance reform
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 AM :: 767 Views :: Ethics

...the following 7 bills have been drafted for the Commission’s consideration for the 2020 Legislative Session....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Timeline: Hawaii County Council Abandons TMT--Ige Abandons Mauna Kea—Confusion Reigns 
By Andrew Walden @ 1:46 AM :: 2019 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Now that the Telescope is off the table. "The police are going to come heavy handed Dec 26 with enforcement and they going to clear all the tents from the highway."  The police will only be allowed to do this because it does not settle the telescope issue .... 

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
OIP Strips Back OHA Censorship
By Andrew Walden @ 8:51 PM :: 1886 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...OIP deconstructs OHA insiders’ latest gambit in their flagging attempt to silence dissident Trustee Keli’i Akina....

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Sunday, December 08, 2019
How OHA Lawyers Hid $200K Procurement Violation
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 2880 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Are there other items fraudulently deleted from the check registers?....

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Saturday, December 07, 2019
Forgotten Honouliuli: Jack Burns, Police Spy
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 22033 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii History, Military, Police

“It was (his) work as as head of the HPD’s Espionage Bureau that lay the foundation for Burns’ later political success in Hawaii.”  

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Friday, December 06, 2019
OIP: OHA’s PIG is a Dead Duck
By Andrew Walden @ 11:58 PM :: 2257 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, OHA

...Responding to questions about OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado’s imaginary “OIP Opinion”....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
OIP: OHA PIG Opinion ‘Does not Exist’
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 1310 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OIP says an alleged OIP Opinion-- cited by OHA Trustee Chair Colette Machado as a rationale for a continued investigation of Trustee Keli'i Akina-- does not exist....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Maintenance Backlog? DoE Facilities Branch Administrators Build themselves Houses, Apartment Complex
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 AM :: 3252 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

...Don’t get the wrong idea.  DoE employees aren’t lazy bums.  According to reports issued today by the Hawaii State ethics commission, they are working very hard on several very important construction projects—but not for the DoE....

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Saturday, November 09, 2019
Veterans Day Events Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 4:25 PM :: 1361 Views :: Military

...events on Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
With Help from Maui Council, Convicted Sovereignty Scammer Keanu Sai Launches ‘Hawaiian Kingdom’ Bond Sales
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 AM :: 3198 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

...there’s only one problem, the bonds have already expired.... 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
Kahuku and Waimanalo Protests show why Hawaii Needs Municipal Government
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2509 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government

...Hawai'i is the ONLY state without any municipal governments below the county level....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Ala Wai Development Plan Serves OHA, not Boaters
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 AM :: 2424 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

...OHA stands to potentially receive a 20% cut of revenues generated from development of so-called ‘ceded lands’-- such as the Ala Wai harbor....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
Mauna Kea: Harry Kim Presents Fluffy Booklet Full of Cash Offers
By Andrew Walden @ 10:05 PM :: 3104 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...Will Kim’s book of cash offers be enough to pull the institutional support out from under the telescope protesters camp?....

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
OHA Refuses to Cooperate with Auditor—May Lose Legislative Appropriation to Hide LLC Secrets
By Andrew Walden @ 9:40 PM :: 2179 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Perhaps Trustees don’t want legislators to get a more in-depth view of Trustees’ direct involvement in OHA’s dishonest Act 37 lobbying effort. ...

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Tents, Trash, and Toilets: OHA Funds Make Mauna Kea Protests Possible
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 AM :: 4624 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, OHA

...Perhaps of interest to the Attorney General, the OHA-funded contracts illegally place the rented equipment on land belonging to DHHL, DLNR, and HDoT....

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Lawsuit Strips TMT of Canary Islands Permit
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 5665 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...If the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is not built in Hawaii, it can just go to the Canary Islands, right?  Wrong....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Telescope Protesters Lead 'Two Minute Hate'
By Andrew Walden @ 8:18 PM :: 2317 Views :: First Amendment, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“In the future, everybody will be Emmanuel Goldstein for 2 minutes.” – Andy Orwell....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mauna Kea Press Conference features convicted drug dealer and protester "acquitted due to mental incapacity"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 5255 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, Police

...  They are trying to get the identity of an officer without paying a $5,000 bounty ....

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