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Thursday, September 03, 2015
September 3, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: "I don't care for Mr Trump"
  2. State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
  3. Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble
  4. Former World Bank Chief Economist: Jones Act Very Costly
  5. Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
  6. Apo: Failure of Akaka Bill Creates Power Vacuum
  7. Chang: Telescope Gonna Lose at Supreme Court
  8. Council re-vote on rail measures considered
  9. New Proposal Means More Questions for Hawaiian Electric?
  10. Does Health Connector Ineptitude Mask Wrongdoing?
  11. State officials want to Build Homeless Housing on Waianae Coast
  12. Kailua residents concerned with growing number of aggressive homeless
  13. Kakaako homeless camp attracting flies
  14. Assault reported on another worker at State Hospital
  15. Oahu teacher sent to ER due to heat exhaustion in classroom
  16. Council approves mayor’s bill for accessory dwelling units
  17. Refined Oil is Hawaii's Largest Export

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
  2. Maui Hires Consultant to Study Utility Takeover Options
  3. Video: Baby Parts dealers “funding places in Hawaii for themselves”
  4. Telescope Prediction: Hawaii Supreme Court Will Rule for Challengers
  5. Morita: "Very expensive energy transformation done on the backs of those who can least afford it"
  6. NextEra Pushes Back Against Utility Coop Model
  7. NextEra Energy's initial HECO sale application doesn't apply anymore, exec says
  8. When Cops Become Criminals: Arrests of HPD Officers Point to a ‘Culture of Corruption’
  9. Honolulu earns a C grade for small business friendliness, Thumbtack survey finds
  10. DOE’s budget to air-condition schools Debated
  11. Hawaii Board of Education Passes Student Discipline Policy
  12. BoE Seeks Ethics Workaround on Free Travel
  13. Councilmembers vote to override veto of sit-lie ban expansion
  14. Schatz: Housing First Is Solution to Hawaii’s Homelessness Problem
  15. Homeless Taking over Kewalo Basin
  16. Hawaii County Council Grudgingly Votes to Raise Ethics to Kenoi's Level
  17. Residents petition DOH for stricter cane burning rules
  18. First Plea in Molokai Fishing Attack
  19. Fishing Dispute Muddies Already Confusing State of Sovereignty Claims
  20. Why one naturopath quit after watching her peers treat cancer patients

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
September 1, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Suit Gives Voice to the Silent Majority of Hawaiians
  2. Full Text: NextEra Makes its Case for Merger
  3. Auditor: Hawaii Health Connector Sent $21.6M to a House in Virginia
  4. Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
  5. Auto Theft, Fuel Cost, and Commute Time Make Hawaii one of Worst States for Drivers
  6. Eight Legislators to Face Criminal Charges--Rep Tokioka agrees to plea deal
  7. Renewable? 100% Does not Really Mean 100%
  8. Anti-Cane Burning Activists: We are Planning A&B's Future
  9. Takai Plan: Loot Highway Funds to pay for Rail
  10. Millionaire Eco-Hypocrite to Co-opt Public Land on Diamond Head?
  11. DoE 1,100 Homeless Families Send Kids to Schools
  12. UH Admin Racks up $18M in Deferred Maintenance to Justify Awarding $50M to Contractor
  13. DoTax to Hire Private Bill Collector to Chase down Tax Debtors
  14. Bills would extend help to businesses coping with rail construction
  15. Christians Help Kakaako Homeless into Apartments
  16. Maui County Council Hides Minutes from OIP
  17. $173M Proposal to Wall off Ala Wai Canal  

Monday, August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem
  2. Honolulu: Mayor Caldwell Gives up $575,000 to aid Gun Manufacturers
  3. Court: Removal of Protest Signs OK After City Finally Figures out how to Seize Property
  4. DOE has no plan to boost students' college-readiness
  5. UH Defers Maintenance seeking $50M Grift to Contractors
  6. Star-Adv to Feds: We Built America's Largest Homeless Tent City--Where's Our Prize Money?
  7. How Cheaper Energy Could Change Our Lives
  8. Inmates on work furlough to don electronic monitors in Bid for more Funding
  9. BOE to Consider Milder Student Discipline Policy Tuesday
  10. Pop Warner Anti-Bullying Campaign

Sunday, August 30, 2015
August 30, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. What are Homeless Hawaiians Worth to OHA?
  2. Hawaii is Worst State to Start Post-College Life
  3. Taxing Digital Goods
  4. State Workers Obstruct Tech Upgrades so they can Milk Overtime System
  5. DoTax' Next Tech Disaster Takes Page from DoT's Last Tech Disaster
  6. OHA Subcontractor Nai Aupuni Repeats Debunked Claim it is Independent of OHA
  7. Challenge the constitutionality of Hawaii's Act 195
  8. Homelessness Industry Plans Shelter Space Shell game
  9. NextEra Rebuttal to Ige Due Monday
  10. Caldwell Now Claims no Sewage Pumps Were Offline
  11. Getting browned off by dirty water, murky politics
  12. Group of Kauai voters want to know AG’s intentions for criminal prosecution of Rep. Tokioka
  13. Chronicle of a reporter and his pet politician
  14. Tainted soil found at Makalapa Elementary School
  15. KSBE to Redevelop Hotel as 'Education Center'
  16. Borreca: GOP risks losing everything with Trump

Saturday, August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Feds Secretly Threaten to Revoke UH Manoa Biolab Permits
  2. UH Manoa Army ROTC named one of the best in the nation
  3. Ignacio to hit Big Island Monday, Jimena Following
  4. State, feds to waste another $3.3M and $2.8M on Hawaii Health Connector
  5. Rail: Oh now you hire an Accounting Expert
  6. Union Hospital Status Quo is Unsustainable
  7. Jones Act: Why it's so Expensive
  8. Caldwell Coverup: Environmentalist criticizes city for not testing for sewage in Waikiki on day of spill
  9. Caldwell Sets New Record for Sewage
  10. Kakaako homeless Have Plenty of Excuses for Refusing Shelter
  11. Local developer: public private partnership key for affordable housing to end homelessness
  12. Water Bills Drop 21% Due to Lower Electric Rates
  13. The Student-Loan Siphon
  14. Caldwell to Remove Lane from South Street
  15. Soft on Crime: 36 Priors and Does it Again, Gets 6 Years
  16. 75 foot Hose to be used to Spray Haleakala with Roundup--Protesters Silent 

Friday, August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Moody's Downgrade: Is Ige's LNG Edict a Poison Pill Defense?
  2. Excise Taxes: Hawaii Ranks #5
  3. Federal Judge Blocks Federal Grab for Control of Waterways
  4. Marcia Tagavilla Appointed Executive Director of Hawaii GOP
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Preparing Excuses to Reject Telescope
  6. Hallmark of the Ige administration: the lack of an explanation
  7. Ige's LNG Decision Will Lead to Rate Hikes
  8. Hawaii electricity cost drop 23 percent after oil price fall
  9. North Shore Unanimously Rejects sea wind farm
  10. Unfunded Liabilities: Billion Down, Ten Billion to go
  11. Hanabusa Postures on $9M Ansaldo Giveaway
  12. Kakaako homeless to be removed from only One Street
  13. OHA Still Hoping to Score Megabucks off Homelessness Crisis
  14. Soft on Crime: 22 Priors, Out on the Street, Stabs Another
  15. Honolulu Is the Nation’s Most Expensive City for Singles
  16. Kauai: Influx of Mainland Progressives Causes Inequality
  17. With Cane Smoke Suit Looming, HC&S Seeks to Eliminate Requirement to Provide 'Firm Power' to MECO
  18. Civil Beat: Lets Find New and Amazing Ways to Stick it to Fishermen and Consumers

Thursday, August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Caldwell 'Running from Controversy', 'Wasn't Around' During Crisis, 'Not the First Time'
  2. Same Sex Marriage: Another “Fundamental Right” Inapplicable in U.S. Territories?
  3. ACT: Hawaii Scores Lowest in USA, Again
  4. Nai Aupuni: Whose Hidden Hand at Work?
  5. Telescope Hearing Today
  6. Gridlock: Honolulu Commuters Waste 50 Hours/year in Traffic
  7. HTA: July Tourist Arrivals Up 5.6%, Spending Up 4%
  8. Full Text: Ige Speech Renouncing LNG
  9. Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
  10. Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
  11. Forbes: Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan
  12. 9th Cir. Rips Guam for Keeping Tax Refunds
  13. Abigail Kawananakoa: Invalidate 11 Key Rail Votes or I'll Sue
  14. CNN: Science and religion fight over Hawaii's highest point
  15. Magical Thyristors, Flywheels Key to Ige's Energy Plan
  16. NAN Tried to Weasel out of Low Rail Construction Bid
  17. HGEA Sick leave abuse hurts patients
  18. HPH, Kaiser Make their Case at Grassroot Forum
  19. Queen’s Health is urging partnership with Kona hospital
  20. Wahiawa Homeless Count Doubles
  21. Ahi: Enviros Scheme to Stick it to Fishermen, Consumers
  22. Homosexual Kiddie Porn Editor Allegedly Caught Breaking into Sacred Hearts School Office
  23. Ex-HPD officer indicted over cocaine, other drugs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: Tech Still Receiving Massive Business Tax Subsidies
  2. After Lying, Caldwell Admin Finally Admits Waikiki Flooding is Purely Due to City's own Incompetence
  3. Telescope Case Goes Before Supreme Court Aug 27
  4. Ige Leadership Big Announcement: 28 Shelter Spaces Open Up
  5. Rep McDermott and Darryl Vincent Discuss Veteran Homelessness in Hawaii
  6. Hope Street: New Teacher Leadership Growth in Hawaii
  7. Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Buyer Wants “Another 50 Livers/Week”
  8. Leftover Inouye Cronies Dysfunctional, Weak
  9. LNG: Ige Nukes Hawaii--How Much Damage?
  10. Rate Hikes Coming: Solar Scammers Cheered by Ige's Rejection of LNG
  11. PUC Faces Oct 1 Deadline to Kill Off Hee's Scam Company
  12. AG files campaign reporting violation charges against Kauai Rep Tokioka
  13. What the state is looking for in a Maui hospital private partner
  14. Slow Section 8 Inspections Blamed for Lack of Subsidized Units, Homelessness
  15. Anti-GMO Leader Peddles 'Chemtrails' Conspiracy Theory
  16. Hawaii DLNR Official Hired, Fired Virginia Shooter
  17. Air Force Worried about N Korean Missiles Hitting Hawaii, Deploys B-2 Bombers to Guam
  18. Jones Act Lobby Gets Panicky over Puerto Rico

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Smoke-Belching 'Biomass' Project Tops Hawaii 'Clean' Energy Leaderboard
  2. Affordable Retirement? Honolulu Ranks 145th
  3. Mainland Homosexual Pleads No Contest to Murdering Boyfriend in Waikiki, Chopping up Body
  4. Increased Incarceration Reduces Hawaii Crime Rate Sharply
  5. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific Health vie for Maui hospital merger
  6. HHSC Privatization: Maui, Hawaii Co, Kauai Next?
  7. Chun Oakland's Reelect Me Event in danger of falling over ethics cliff
  8. Star-Adv, HNN Agree Homeless Do Not Need Permanent Housing (!)
  9. Ige Comes out Against LNG for Hawaii
  10. Customers would save $400 over five years under NextEra plan, exec says
  11. Lanai Windfarms--31 Months of Secrecy
  12. The Players: Meet Linda Lingle, Superstar Illinois COO
  13. Kauai: Guardian's Anti-GMO Piece Debunked
  14. Guam: Jones Act Reform an Alternative to Federal Handouts
  15. Bill 20 Would Chip Away at Housing Shortage
  16. Star-Adv Printing Press Still Fried
  17. Flooding, Sewage Spills Across Oahu

Monday, August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Running for Vice President
  2. Federal Prosecutors Fight Back After Judge Orders Return of $167K Seized from Maui Resident
  3. OHA Funded Waikiki Anti-Telescope March, Contributed Red Nai Aupuni Shirts
  4. Star-Adv: Homeless Crisis Should be Milked for COFA Money
  5. First-Ever Head of Hawaiian Education Foresees ‘Revolutionary’ Changes
  6. Bike-sharing program is Excuse for More Lane Eliminations
  7. Council Opposes HART Use of Eminent Domain to Seize Blood Bank for Rail
  8. Lawyer: Homosexual Dismembered Boyfriend's Body Before Fleeing to Mainland

Sunday, August 23, 2015
August 23, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. IRS, Could You Please Answer the Phone?
  2. Will PUC Finally Shut Down Al Hee's Scam Company? -- Bishop Estate Trustee Implicated
  3. Housing adviser’s strength should be policy, not politics
  4. Too much time has been wasted while homeless children live on the street
  5. Profitable: OHA Demands 'Fair Market Rent' to Allow Massive Oceanfront Homeless Shelter
  6. Maui Solar Telescope Benefits 350 Students at UH Maui Campus
  7. NextEra Beat Down Continues
  8. Appeals court upholds authority of State Ethics Commission to enforce ethics laws
  9. Chatter About Gabbard Running for VP Continues into Fourth Day
  10. Kauai: UK Guardian Sprays Island With Anti-GMO Ignorance
  11. Eco-Morons Want to Construct 60-mile Lay net in Mid Pacific
  12. Activists Push for Family Leave Law--Unfunded Employer Mandate
  13. BoE Begins Lobbying Legislature for More Money

Saturday, August 22, 2015
August 22, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii & The USA: A Union Worth Celebrating!
  2. Jones Act Reform to be Part of Puerto Rico Relief Package?
  3. VIDEO: Abortion Dealers Laugh About Shipping Whole Baby Cadaver
  4. Federal Judge Orders EIS for Windfarms
  5. When Windfarms Fail, Oahu Risks Blackouts
  6. Sick Leave Abuse: Hospital Must Replace 40-50 HGEA, UPW Members Daily
  7. SA: Link UH raises to performance
  8. Council committee OKs bill allowing second homes on lots
  9. Proposed Charter Amendment Would Take Hawaii Co Ethics Comm Away from Mayor
  10. Study: Oahu Rising from the Sea for Next 1.5M Years
  11. Sen. Slom holds national distinction

Friday, August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
  2. Hawaii Senate Minority Celebrates 56 Years of Statehood
  3. It was 56 years ago today we added the 50th state
  4. Light Wind, Worthless Windfarms Leave Oahu at Risk for Blackouts
  5. TS Kilo Emergency Declared
  6. Feds Congratulate Hawaii: Kakaako is Nations' Largest Homeless Tent City--First Place Prize Money Coming
  7. City Council Fills New, $84K Housing Position With Political Operative
  8. A governor who acted on homelessness? See Lingle
  9. Faster Permitting Urged for State Public Housing Work
  10. Should Hawaii Public Housing Make Homeless Children a Higher Priority?
  11. Micronesian Immigration an ‘Important Civil Rights Issue’ Facing Hawaii
  12. Judge Rushing Mauna Kea Case so Telescope Protesters can Celebrate ... Equinox
  13. Senator Chun Oakland violated ethics code for years
  14. Gabbard continues to Talk Up Vice Presidential Run
  15. NextEra hires former Inouye aide to Twist Arms
  16. NextEra Big Cable project--Spend $800M to Save $423M
  17. 19 Priors Since 1998: Out on the Streets, now Charged with Attempted Murder
  18. Some Honolulu police officers using personal body cameras
  19. Regents Reward Incompetence: Approve $1M raises for University Administrators
  20. Court Upholds Self-Dealing Ruling Against School Employee
  21. Ex-Certified Hawaii exec pleads no contest to Nine Years of theft of townhouse funds

Thursday, August 20, 2015
August 20, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Jeff Stone Wants to be Your Cannabis Connection
  2. Hale Mauliola construction contract awarded: Caldwell Vetoes One Sit-Lie Bill, Signs Another
  3. DBEDT: Hawaii Growth Up but Still Short of 5% Dream
  4. Key Rail Contractor owned by Felon--Tangled Up in Fraud Allegations in Hawaii Courts
  5. Mauna Kea Suit will be Heard in Environmental Court
  6. Police arrest 8 in telescope protest at Crater Road site
  7. Telescope Protester "a sorry white girl who needed help”
  8. Hilo Hospital to Partner With Castle, Adventist?
  9. Consumer Advocate seeks subpoenas for utility CEOs
  10. Listening Sessions set to discuss NextEra HECO bid
  11. Large class sizes, teacher shortages linger into school year
  12. HSTA may take legal action against new educational travel rule
  13. BOE wants time limits in inquiries of alleged misconduct
  14. Homeless encampment along Keehi Lagoon growing
  15. Ex-prison guard locked in federal pen
  16. Council Panel Agrees to Nearly $1M Subsidy for Mainland Recycling Company
  17. Tulsi Gabbard Running for Vice-President
  18. Maui County Republican Picnic set for Labor Day

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kauai Republican Presidential Straw Poll Results
  2. Enviro Wars Episode IV: A New Court
  3. Rep Tupola Hosts Mauna Kea Info Session at Kealakehe HS
  4. Study: Hawaii is the Best State for Women’s Equality
  5. Second Senate Democrat Comes Out Against Iran Nuclear Deal
  6. CNHA Takes Reins of DBEDT 'Community Development Accelerator'
  7. VIDEO: Planned Parenthood Customizes Late Term Abortions for Superior Product
  8. PBN: Who do you support for the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination?
  9. Where are we with rail? Way over budget, as predicted
  10. Caldwell: Ige's Leadership Keeping Homeless in Kakaaako
  11. Star-Adv: How Did Hee Get Away With if for all Those Years?
  12. Hawaii County P-Card Bill Postponed
  13. Hypocrites: Hawaii County Council Keeps Roundup
  14. Maui telescope convoy, protesters face off again
  15. Making Mauna Kea Sacred
  16. DOE investigations into alleged employee misconduct
  17. $40M spent thus far on major Central Oahu agriculture initiative and .... ?
  18. A Growing Consensus that the Hawaii State Hospital Must Expand
  19. Homeless Bills: Caldwell to Sign one, Veto Other
  20. City Pays $15K/week to Provide Trash Hauling Service to Homeless Camps
  21. Drugs: How 'Educated Woman' Ends up Homeless
  22. Soft on Crime: Child Rapist Gets 1 Year
  23. Another Bogus Study Claims Low Injury Rate Shows Gun-Control Laws Work

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Profiting from Homelessness: Publicist, Lobbyist Take Control
  2. Survey: 78% of Homeless Willing to go to Shelter--Yet Don't
  3. Video: Tulsi Gabbard praises her Guru Chris Butler on 50th Anniversary of Hare Krishna in USA
  4. Most Educated Cities? Honolulu Ranks 24th
  5. Legislative Agenda: Sex, Drugs, and Suicide
  6. Travel Technology Industry Applauds Maui's Proactive Approach to Short-term Rentals
  7. Campaign Spending: A-1 A-Lectrician Appeals to US Supreme Court
  8. Star-Adv: Nai Aupuni 'Not giving equal access to voting to all Native Hawaiians'
  9. Borreca: OHA Set up a Tortured Process
  10. Document: Kenoi Flunkies Lied to Ethics Committee--Mayor signed off on hiring campaign manager
  11. Can We Un-corner Markets in Our Over-Priced State?
  12. North Shore to hear about ocean-based wind farm scheme
  13. Kauai: Tourism Operators Attack Agriculture Again
  14. Big Island: 30% of Babies Born to Drug Addicts
  15. In the shadow of hazy marijuana laws, Hawaiian 'patients' rely on a network of hush-hush growers
  16. Homelessness team begins Pretending Homeless are on Street due to Lack of Shelter Space
  17. Homeless Criminals Stealing Lots of Bicycles
  18. Homeless Break in to Olelo Offices at Waipahu School
  19. Air Conditioning: DOE didn't ask for much and Lawmakers funded just one third of requests
  20. UH raises for Admin would cost $1M
  21. Castle Resorts, Oahu Publications form partnership

Monday, August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Accused of Self-Dealing, UH Foundation Makes Inconvenient HNN Story ‘Disappear’
  2. Desperate, Nai Aupuni Claims Not to be Controlled by OHA
  3. Suing to Preserve the Aloha Spirit
  4. Failed Obamacare State Exchange May Cost Taxpayers Millions More
  5. NRA: Honolulu's Shame
  6. Sex Ed: Hawaii School Board decision is concerning
  7. If Planned Parenthood Loses Government Funding, Here’s a Map of Health Clinics That Could Take Its Place
  8. NextEra Would be 'Major Player' in Hawaii Politics--But Will they Comply With One Party System?
  9. Can Sanity Win an Election in Puna?
  10. Abercrombie's Justice Reinvestment Goes Nowhere
  11. Newly hired instructors staying put longer here
  12. Should children stay with their parents if they are homeless?
  13. After Bickering Over 75 Cents, Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online
  14. PBS Newshour: 'Ugly Moments' after Solar Contractor Tricks Oahu Consumer
  15. NZ Geothermal Developer Ends Relationship with IDG, Maori Get only 6% Ownership
  16. HPD officer faces drug charges, released after posting bail
  17. Soft on Crime: 116 Priors, Now Wanted for Number 117
  18. Homeless Criminals Overrun Nimitz Businesses
  19. Primary fishing grounds for bigeye tuna close early
  20. Council Continues to Harass Bird Owners
  21. Chronic kidney disease takes heavy toll in Hawaii

Sunday, August 16, 2015
August 16, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Misrepresentation: Keanu Sai Again Ordered to Cease and Desist
  2. Survey Finds 38% of Hawaii Union Households Unaware of Right to Opt-Out of Union Membership
  3. Penny for Your Thoughts? No? How About 50 Million Then?
  4. PBS: Jones Act suffocating Puerto Rico
  5. Biotech supporters learn from campaign that turned tide on anti-vaxxers
  6. Feds Cut off $1.36M/month Subsidy to Criminal Al Hee--Will DHHL End Monopoly?
  7. Bumpy Kanahele seeks Takeover of Aha
  8. NextEra: "We were criticized for participating in the political process"
  9. Emails Show HART, PRP, Caldwell Coordinating Pro-Rail Message
  10. Push is on to Eliminate Polling Places, go to 100% Mail-in
  11. Housing First Delayed Until January For No Particular Reason
  12. Do-Gooders Working Overtime to Keep the Homeless on the Streets
  13. More Homeless Means More COFA Funds?  Federal Money Starts to Flow In, Enriching Nonprofits
  14. Ige's 'Plodding' Approach to Homelessness, Come up with Money by End of Year
  15. Waipahu Intermediate Overrun by Homeless Camp
  16. While State Dithers, City's Sand Island Center to House 83 in Containers
  17. Home Construction falls far Short of Population Growth
  18. Rate Hike Coming: Big Island FEMA Flood Maps to be Released
  19. Author spins colorful yarns but fails to tie up loose ends of Hawaii corruption

Saturday, August 15, 2015
August 15, 2015 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Obama Administration to Propose 'Procedure' for Recognizing Fake Hawaiian Indian Tribe
  2. Maui's New Public-Private Partnerships--Panel Discussion on Possibilities and Challenges Ahead
  3. What Rep. Sylvia Luke, Sen. Brian Schatz, the City Council and the Mayor don’t know about solving Honolulu’s homelessness crisis
  4. Interior Grants $500,000 to Stand Up Micronesian One Stop Service Centers in Guam and Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Property Tax Rate Lowest in USA
  6. How Free Market Environmentalism is Transforming Parks
  7. Big Cable EIS to be Released Soon
  8. $60M More Needed to Upgrade DoTax Computers after Latest Tech Disaster
  9. State Employees Watch 300 hours of Netflix on the Job
  10. Kaiser blames ObamaCare for $4.3M Q2 loss
  11. Opponents of Haleakala telescope planning another Blockade
  12. Mainland Homeless Arraigned for Attempted Murder
  13. Sovereignty squatters arrested
  14. KPD Officer Faces Negligent Homicide Charge
  15. Hawaii Inmate Strangled: Was Alone in Cell With Homosexual Murderer
  16. Cabbies complain about kickback schemes
  17. After 15 Years, Molokai veterans finally celebrate opening of their own center
  18. Hospital Training of Caregivers would be Lucrative for Lawyers


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Lawmakers Call for Exploration of Publicly Owned Utilities for Hawaii
by News Release Friday, September 04, 2015

...more than forty state and county leaders representing all islands -- including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents....


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A Mom on a Mission for Science
by Joni Kamiya Friday, September 04, 2015
Will my kids be able to live here with what’s happening lately?
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Bridge Aina Lea: Federal Court Dismisses Most of Case
by Robert Thomas Thursday, September 03, 2015

...once again, a property owner's federal constitutional claims -- raised in a federal forum -- get decided by a state court....


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State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
by News Release Thursday, September 03, 2015

“...Ciber finally abandoned the project and withdrew its staff without any notice after Abercrombie lost the primary election on Aug. 9, 2014....”


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Djou: "I don't care for Mr Trump"
by Video Video Thursday, September 03, 2015

Charles Djou talks about the latest developments in the Presidential political cycle....


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High Tax Rates on Manufacturers Stifle Hawaii Agriculture
by News Article Thursday, September 03, 2015

Without food processors in the islands, Hawaii agriculture will always be limited....


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Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Thursday, September 03, 2015

Paper and cardboard should go to H-Power....


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Former World Bank Chief Economist: Jones Act Very Costly
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Krueger Report emphasized the need for Puerto Rico to be exempted from Jones Act....


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Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble
by NCPA NCPA Wednesday, September 02, 2015

...four Democrats from solar-rich states, have voiced concern that solar installation companies are engaging in deceptive marketing in order to attract new customers....


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Telescope Prediction: Hawaii Supreme Court Will Rule for Challengers
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, September 02, 2015

...we predict that at least three of the Justices -- and perhaps a unanimous court if the Chief Justice keeps the opinion for himself -- will rule for the challengers....


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Closing the DoE achievement gap: "Inadequate Progress Made"
by News Release Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Matayoshi received the same performance rating last year....


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Maui Hires Consultant to Study Utility Takeover Options
by News Release Tuesday, September 01, 2015
“...options analysis of the alternative forms of ownership and the alternative utility business models for Maui County’s electric utility company....”
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Video: Baby Parts dealers “funding places in Hawaii for themselves”
by Video Video Tuesday, September 01, 2015

...Supplier of Baby Parts, Paid “Advisor Fee” to Clinic Leadership....


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Auditor: Hawaii Health Connector Sent $21.6M to a House in Virginia
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Mansha Consulting LLC was established in 2011 and operated out of a single-family home in Virginia....


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VIDEO: Suit Gives Voice to the Silent Majority of Hawaiians
by Video Video Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Keli'i Akina provides his perspective on the lawsuit against the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission....


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Auto Theft, Fuel Cost, and Commute Time Make Hawaii one of Worst States for Drivers
by News Article Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Hawaii -- 262.4--Car thefts per 100,000 people -- Nat'l Avg 220.7


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Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
by News Article Tuesday, September 01, 2015

WalletHub compared 670 community colleges across 17 key metrics....


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Full Text: NextEra Makes its Case for Merger
by News Release Tuesday, September 01, 2015

"NextEra Energy Commits to Keeping Hawaiian Electric Locally Managed"


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Plaintiffs Ask Court to Shut Down Nai Aupuni Immediately
by Grassroot Institute Monday, August 31, 2015

The plaintiffs in the suit against the State of Hawaii and its agencies to stop the racially exclusive election and constitutional convention to establish a native Hawaiians-only nation (Keli’i Akina, et al v. The State of Hawaii, et al) have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction....


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Court: Removal of Protest Signs OK After City Finally Figures out how to Seize Property
by Robert Thomas Monday, August 31, 2015

You remember that case about property on the rural north shore of Oahu, in which the City and County of Honolulu is condemning a vacant parcel in order to build a new fire station....


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Honolulu: Mayor Caldwell Gives up $575,000 to aid Gun Manufacturers
by News Article Monday, August 31, 2015

The Caldwell administration is deeply dysfunctional....


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Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hawaii's tax structure is 2nd-worst in the US for labor-intensive manufacturing....


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Hawaii is Worst State to Start Post-College Life
by News Release Sunday, August 30, 2015

...the combination of one of the country's most expensive housing markets and relatively low employment opportunities....


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Taxing Digital Goods
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 30, 2015

...taxing authorities have had to undergo serious mental gymnastics to characterize digital products such as streaming video in a way that can be dealt with by their tax regime....


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What are Homeless Hawaiians Worth to OHA?
by Andrew Walden Saturday, August 29, 2015

...A homeless family of four would be worth $30,400 per year--just for OHA's "fair market" land lease....


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Feds Secretly Threaten to Revoke UH Manoa Biolab Permits
by News Article Saturday, August 29, 2015

...“widespread regulatory non-compliance” and "a serious disregard" for regulations for security, biosafety, incident response and training....


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Ignacio to hit Big Island Monday, Jimena Following
by News Release Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ignacio and Jimena are both Category 4 as of Saturday midday....


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UH Manoa Army ROTC named one of the best in the nation
by News Release Saturday, August 29, 2015

UH Mānoa’s Army ROTC was named best battalion within the Eighth Brigade....


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Moody's Downgrade: Is Ige's LNG Edict a Poison Pill Defense?
by News Release Friday, August 28, 2015

...Ige's LNG Edict was delivered August 24--three days after this ratings outlook from Moody's....


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Excise Taxes: Hawaii Ranks #5
by News Article Friday, August 28, 2015

...and this doesn't include the General Excise Tax....


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Federal Judge Blocks Federal Grab for Control of Waterways
by Robert Thomas Friday, August 28, 2015

The Rule asserts jurisdiction over waters that are remote and intermittent waters....


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Marcia Tagavilla Appointed Executive Director of Hawaii GOP
by News Release Thursday, August 27, 2015

"She has the skills to help our candidates develop much-needed policy proposals and messaging.”


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Same Sex Marriage: Another “Fundamental Right” Inapplicable in U.S. Territories?
by News Article Thursday, August 27, 2015

...the Governor of American Samoa candidly questions whether the ruling applies in that U.S. territory....


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9th Cir. Rips Guam for Keeping Tax Refunds
by News Article Thursday, August 27, 2015

...Guam refused to issue tax overpayment refunds "often for several years at a time," instead using the money to fund the government....


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Forbes: Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, August 27, 2015

The U.S. already leads the world in carbon emissions reduction thanks to the increased use of natural gas obtained through fracking....


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After Lying, Caldwell Admin Finally Admits Waikiki Flooding is Purely Due to City's own Incompetence
by News Article Thursday, August 27, 2015

... Caldwell 'Running from Controversy', 'Wasn't Around' During Crisis, 'Not the First Time' ....


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Ethics: Conflict of Interest Between Charter Schools, Profitable Nonprofits
by News Release Thursday, August 27, 2015

...members of charter school governing boards, as well as charter school employees, may also be paid employees of these supporting non-profit organizations....


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Ban on School Travel Offers--HSTA vs Ethics Comm
by News Release Thursday, August 27, 2015

...prohibits teachers from accepting free travel and other benefits from tour companies for serving as chaperones on student educational trips....


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ACT: Hawaii Scores Lowest in USA, Again
by News Release Wednesday, August 26, 2015

...ACT score in Hawaii are still the lowest in the USA....


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Full Text: Ige Speech Renouncing LNG
by News Release Wednesday, August 26, 2015

...if oil prices rise dramatically in the coming years, some will say why didn’t we invest in LNG....


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HTA: July Tourist Arrivals Up 5.6%, Spending Up 4%
by News Release Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Higher daily spending contributed to increased visitor expenditures on Maui (+7.2% to $2.6 billion) and Kaua‘i (+16.3% to $981 million). Visitor expenditures on O‘ahu ($4.2 billion) and Hawai‘i Island ($1.1 billion) were comparable to a year ago....


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Gridlock: Honolulu Commuters Waste 50 Hours/year in Traffic
by News Release Wednesday, August 26, 2015

...Honolulu came in 18th, with 50 hours of delay per commuter, costing $1,125....


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Nai Aupuni: Whose Hidden Hand at Work?
by Video Video Wednesday, August 26, 2015

... CNHA Takes Reins of DBEDT 'Community Development Accelerator '....


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Hawaii: Tech Still Receiving Massive Business Tax Subsidies
by News Article Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Excepting heavily incentivized research and development (R&D) operations, mature firms generally experience above-average tax costs in Hawaii....


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Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Buyer Wants “Another 50 Livers/Week”
by Video Video Wednesday, August 26, 2015

...Company Gets “A Lot” of Intact Fetuses, Calls Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Supply a “Volume Institution”....


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Ige Leadership Big Announcement: 28 Shelter Spaces Open Up
by News Release Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Governor’s Leadership Team has also identified five state-owned portable buildings that can be used to provide temporary shelter for families. Locations for these buildings are currently being considered....


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Rep McDermott and Darryl Vincent Discuss Veteran Homelessness in Hawaii
by Video Video Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Darryl J. Vincent has been with U.S. VETS, for 11 years....


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Telescope Case Goes Before Supreme Court Aug 27
by News Release Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The oral argument will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. at the Hawaii State Supreme Court courtroom....


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Hope Street: New Teacher Leadership Growth in Hawaii
by News Release Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Last year, in a state-wide data collection in collaboration with the HIDOE and HSTA, fellows sought teacher input around the implementation of the Hawai'i Common Core Standards....


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Smoke-Belching 'Biomass' Project Tops Hawaii 'Clean' Energy Leaderboard
by News Release Tuesday, August 25, 2015

... Hu Honua is #1 ....


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Mainland Homosexual Pleads No Contest to Murdering Boyfriend in Waikiki, Chopping up Body
by News Release Tuesday, August 25, 2015

...Alex Gonzales' dismembered body was discovered along Mililani Memorial Park Rd in September 2013. Gonzales had been stabbed 55 times....


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Affordable Retirement? Honolulu Ranks 145th
by News Article Monday, August 24, 2015

The adjusted cost of living for retired persons in Honolulu is twice as high as it is in Laredo, Texas....


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Federal Prosecutors Fight Back After Judge Orders Return of $167K Seized from Maui Resident
by Heritage Foundation Monday, August 24, 2015

...a federal judge ordered the government return $167,000 law enforcement seized from a motorist driving through Nevada....


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Tulsi Gabbard Running for Vice President
by News Article Sunday, August 23, 2015

...Visualize Chris Butler, a heartbeat away from the Presidency....


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IRS, Could You Please Answer the Phone?
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, August 23, 2015

...the Hawaii Department of Taxation was able to answer less than half of the phone calls it received....


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Federal Judge Orders EIS for Windfarms
by NCPA NCPA Saturday, August 22, 2015

The judge determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued 30 year permits to wind-energy companies without first conducting an environmental-impact assessment....


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VIDEO: Abortion Dealers Laugh About Shipping Whole Baby Cadaver
by Video Video Saturday, August 22, 2015

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled on Friday afternoon the Center for Medical Progress has First Amendment rights to release videos it covertly took....


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Jones Act Reform to be Part of Puerto Rico Relief Package?
by Michael Hansen Saturday, August 22, 2015

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, is seeking solutions to the Puerto Rico financial crisis....


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Hawaii & The USA: A Union Worth Celebrating!
by Grassroot Institute Friday, August 21, 2015

In 1959, Governor William Quinn presided over the greatest celebration Hawaii’s people had ever seen....


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TS Kilo Emergency Declared
by News Release Friday, August 21, 2015

The storm’s strength and track is highly uncertain at this time....


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It was 56 years ago today we added the 50th state
by News Article Friday, August 21, 2015

There were southern politicians who were concerned about adding the territory’s multiethnic population to the Union....


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Hawaii Senate Minority Celebrates 56 Years of Statehood
by Sam Slom Friday, August 21, 2015

Hawaii celebrates 56 years of statehood with Admission Day this Friday, August 21, 2015....


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Light Wind, Worthless Windfarms Leave Oahu at Risk for Blackouts
by News Release Friday, August 21, 2015

...light winds have limited production from the two wind farms on the North Shore....


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Hawaii Statehood: Tiny 1959 opposition was anti-Japanese, not anti-American
by Andrew Walden Friday, August 21, 2015

... Opponents of Statehood were landed aristocracy fearful of being ruled by their employees....


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DBEDT: Hawaii Growth Up but Still Short of 5% Dream
by News Release Thursday, August 20, 2015

"...we haven’t seen the 5.0 to 6.0 percent economic growth rates experienced during the previous business cycle...."


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Jeff Stone Wants to be Your Cannabis Connection
by Andrew Walden Thursday, August 20, 2015

Legalization is supposed to take marijuana out of the hands of organized crime....


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Hale Mauliola construction contract awarded: Caldwell Vetoes One Sit-Lie Bill, Signs Another
by News Release Wednesday, August 19, 2015

...transitional housing for up to 83 persons in 25 containers by the end of the year....


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Enviro Wars Episode IV: A New Court
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, August 19, 2015

..."mission creep" could well set in....


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Rep Tupola Hosts Mauna Kea Info Session at Kealakehe HS
by News Release Wednesday, August 19, 2015
630pm, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Kealakehe H.S. Cafeteria – North Kona

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Study: Hawaii is the Best State for Women’s Equality
by News Article Wednesday, August 19, 2015

... Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day ....


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