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Sunday, September 21, 2014
September 21, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
  2. The GMO Debate: Meetings about non-existent food safety issues
  3. Project SAM: Seven Marijuana Myths
  4. Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
  5. Djou: Allow Vets to Use VA Benefits at Private Facilities
  6. As HHSC Collapses, Health Committee Sets Hearings
  7. Four Years: Hawaii Race to the Top
  8. $90,000 Per Mile?  Job is Cushy, Roads Aren't
  9. Drug Rehab Doctor Speaks Up Against 'Medical' Marijuana
  10. Faculty censure of Lassner feeble
  11. Water Board Fails to Show 'Sound Basis for Water Rates'
  12. Their bowels sparkle like diamonds
  13. Homeless Leave Mountain of Trash on Slippah Island
  14. Chinese, Russian Navies Get New Missiles to Nuke Hawaii

Saturday, September 20, 2014
September 20, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Kelii Akina interviews Elwin Ahu
  2. Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
  3. New UHM Chancellor orders 'Review' of Cancer Center
  4. Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
  5. Excellent News: Al Hee Faces Federal tax Charges, Could do Time in Prison
  6. HHSC to Close Leahi, Maluhia, Patients Have Nowhere to go
  7. Hospitals Down to Only a Few Days of Cash
  8. DLNR Gives Homeless Loophole to Stay in Waikiki
  9. Absentee mail ballots being readied ahead of Pahoa lava
  10. Solar Scammers Con 4,500 Homeowners into buying Systems they Cannot Connect
  11. Schatz, Hirono, Gabbard Funnel $2.1M to Anti-GMO Activist 'Kohala Center'
  12. House 47 Candidate Kent Fonoimoana Has Tax Debts to State, Feds 
  13. Domestic Violence: HPD Covers for 'Well-Known Member of the Community'
  14. Cachola's Victim "A Boxer"
  15. Water Board to Redevelop 6 acre Downtown HQ Site?
  16. Child Molester Breaks into Home, Robs Family
  17. Hawaii Prisons at 110% of Capacity
  18. Hawaii Gun Violence Lowest in USA
  19. Hawaii LTC Patients Get Anti-Psychotics Cut

Friday, September 19, 2014
September 19, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Mazie Hirono Blocks Bill to Revoke US Citizenship of ISIS Terrorists
  2. Hirono is Biggest Spender in US Senate, Schatz not far Behind
  3. Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
  4. Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Starts in Two Months — and It Is Going to be Awful
  5. ACLU: Lawsuit Settlement Means New Rules for Protests at Capitol
  6. Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
  7. Hawaii 5th Richest State
  8. Auditor: Hawaii Health Insurers Should be Required to Cover Cleft Palate Surgery
  9. Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges
  10. Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
  11. INFOGRAPHIC: The Abercrombie-Ige Policy Agenda By The Numbers
  12. Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
  13. Caldwell to Tourism Industry: I'm Cleaning up Waikiki, Now Pay Me 
  14. County: Panhandling limits constitutional
  15. Kauai Enviros Fight Agriculture, not Developers
  16. Kona: 100 Hawaiians Tell OHA trustees 'No Kanaiolowalu'
  17. Another Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer in Court
  18. Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Expected to Cost Taxpayers $45,000
  19. Honolulu's Police Chief fires back at critics regarding a Sergeant shown in a violent video
  20. Soft on Crime: 34 Convictions, Out on the Streets Allegedly Selling Meth
  21. Revolving Door: Sierra Club Director Quits to Collect Paycheck Directly from Solar Company
  22. Blink: Chevron exploring sale of Kapolei plant
  23. Hanabusa, Gabbard oppose Obama's 'unwarranted' plan

Thursday, September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Slom: State Set to go Bust Unless Major Changes Made in 2015
  2. Seabright: Green Card Holders Have Second Amendment Rights in Hawaii
  3. Korea: Caldwell Pushes the Bubble
  4. Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
  5. Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high
  6. Costs Of Raising Children Burden Hawaii Families
  7. Anti-GMO Initiative Will Destroy Agriculture base of Molokai, Maui
  8. Kauai to Burn at Least $62,750 on 'Free' Appeal of anti-GMO Ordinance
  9. UH Manoa Faculty Senate censures President David Lassner
  10. UHWO has no Land Plan
  11. New Hope Church Buys Air Conditioning for Kaiser HS
  12. Kihei HS: Kanela Ing Fails to Get Full Funding
  13. Small business owners fret over rail’s impact
  14. Census: Hawaii's poverty rate lower than nation
  15. Police officer arrested on suspicion of sex assault
  16. After Chief Cancels, Sept 30 Hearing Set on Police, Domestic Violence
  17. Soft On Crime: 30 Convictions out on Street with Runaway Teen Girl
  18. Punatic Vandalizes Bulldozer Sent to Clear Lava Emergency Escape Road

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Paychecks Hawaii General Election Endorsements – 2014
  2. McDermott Responds to “Revised” Pono Choices Program
  3. How Things Are: Kalaeloa Partners Reminds HECO (again)
  4. Hawaii’s ‘most unusual political candidate’ vying to be next congressman
  5. UH Board of Regents Nominees Announced
  6. Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
  7. Hawaii.gov -- 'Best Government Website'
  8. Your Tax Dollars at Work: Energy Excelerator Funds 17 Startups
  9. Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
  10. Happy Constitution(s) Day
  11. Abercrombie Secretly Rewrites Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  12. Hawaiian Electric expects 'significantly higher prices'
  13. GEMS: PUC Slaps Ratepayers With New 'Green Energy Market' Fee
  14. EPA extends comment period for power plant rule
  15. DoE Claims $250K Cost per Classroom for AC--State Pushes for 'Solar Air Conditioning'
  16. Abercrombie's Education Cuts 'Everyone Will feel the Pain'
  17. Senator accuses State Hospital manager of lying under oath
  18. Defiant Homeless Spout Political Rhetoric:  Say new laws won't force them from Waikiki
  19. Lava: Election Office Prepares for Next Puna Election Fiasco
  20. HART Will Hire Drivers After Ansaldo's Automated Rail System Breaks Down
  21. Della Au Belatti Helps Gary Rodrigues Take Another $850K from UPW Members
  22. Pflueger's sentencing for dam breach deaths postponed for a fourth time
  23. Soft on Crime: Watson Gets off Easy, Was Part of Ring With Kauai Police Commissioner
  24. Kauai: 21 Firefighters Make Over $114K, More Raises Demanded  
  25. Opinions differ on handling of Police Domestic Abuse case

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: Paradise Lost Thanks to Ige and Abercrombie
  2. No Option: All Hawaii Obamacare Plans Cover Abortion
  3. Obama Admin: ACA Bans Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
  4. Veterans in Politics Announces Campaign Endorsements
  5. Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5%
  6. 100% renewable energy goal Will Drive Your Electric Bill Higher
  7. Hawaii economist says Honolulu rail agency 'shuffling the deck chairs' to pay for rail stations
  8. "Who has the more reliable and engaged voters?"
  9. Ige Seeks Campaign Cash in Washington, D.C.
  10. Pre-K Amendment on the Agenda at Community Meetings 
  11. Whole Foods' Anti-GMO Swindle
  12. Court ruling allows county to print ballots
  13. Another Anti-GMO Lie Bites the Dust
  14. Flawed Anti-GMO Ordinance Costs Kauai County $222,750
  15. Will Housing First pay for Itself?
  16. Counties to Lobby State for Massive GE Tax Hike
  17. Former welfare supervisor accused of stealing benefits
  18. UHWO Pushed Rail Off Campus
  19. Hot weather fuels battle for cool classrooms
  20. Benefits of oil and gas to Hawaii

Monday, September 15, 2014
September 15, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in USA
  2. Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 15, 2014
  4. Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
  5. Hawaii Among Final Four in Obama Library Competition
  6. Aiona is Only Candidate Supporting Private Preschool
  7. RTTT Pt 2? -- Hawaii  Grabs for Federal Preschool Development Grant
  8. Activists Demand Homeless be Kept on Display
  9. The left’s homeless pingpong
  10. Obama's Inequality Society Hurts GE Tax Revenues
  11. Hawaii TANF Enrollment Up 85% During Recession
  12. Obamacare’s Abortion Shell Game
  13. Housing $900M Less Affordable--Cost of Proposed DoH Cesspool Regs
  14. Three Candidates, Three Views on Future of Fast-Growing Kakaako
  15. Maui News: Leave Ludicrous Anti-GMO Initiative on Ballot
  16. Junk: Netherlands Returns Trains to Ansaldo
  17. Puna lava flow now within tenth of a mile of Kaohe Homesteads subdivision

Sunday, September 14, 2014
September 14, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rasmussen Poll: Ige 40, Aiona 39, Mufi 14
  2. Meet the California Oilman Behind Brian Schatz
  3. USA Today: Make Less Than $122K? You're Uncomfortable in Hawaii
  4. Timing Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing
  5. Djou vs Takai on Akaka Tribe
  6. Bills would benefit the city, but also help the homeless
  7. Doctors Flee Hawaii As Pay is Cut
  8. Common Core, RTTT: Foundation for Better Schools?
  9. MECO: $700M Undersea Cable Worth Only $60-175M
  10. Police shootings prompt questions
  11. Star-Adv: Council should back mayor's affordable housing plan
  12. Kauai: Luxury Resort Owner Continues to Harass Dairy Farm
  13. As Lava Approaches, Puna Insurance is Cancelled

Saturday, September 13, 2014
September 13, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii lawmakers may ease access to marijuana
  2. Obama Finally Gets Around to Declaring Iselle Disaster
  3. JSC Lists Nominees for First, Third Circuit Courts
  4. Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega out in the Cold Again
  5. The New Post-Inouye/Abercrombie Era in Hawaii Politics
  6. UH president faces First-Ever censure over controversial firing of Manoa leader
  7. HMSA Plans Medicare Advantage Rate Hikes
  8. Sand Island Homeless Center to be in Fabric Building?
  9. HPD chief meets with lawmakers over assault video
  10. Hawaii Ranks #1 in Senior Pedestrian Fatalities

Friday, September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. POLL: Ige 36% - Aiona 35%
  2. Aiona Commits to Eleven Gubernatorial Forums, Debates
  3. Sabato: Party Label is Ige's Most Important Attribute
  4. Hawaii Families Work Harder To Cope With Rising Costs
  5. DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
  6. Legislative Report Debunks Homeless Tent City
  7. Jobs?  Kakaako? Early Education? Ige Campaign Has Nothing for Abercrombie Supporters
  8. AARP Survey: Seniors Rate Housing, Healthcare Top Issues
  9. Confidence of rail finishing on time drops, Federal risk report shows
  10. HART: Will Ansaldo Go Away?
  11. Framing the problem: Honolulu government does not understand Housing First
  12. Caldwell's affordable-housing plan seen as a good first step by Council members
  13. Par Petroleum not closing Hawaii refinery--CEO
  14. Honolulu Council Pushes BioDiesel for The Bus
  15. Judge Orders New Title for Anti-GMO Maui Voter Initiative
  16. GMO: Where's the Middle Ground on Kauai?
  17. New video of fight between HPD Officer & girlfriend before violent attack
  18. Union: Hawaii cop should not be charged for accidental discharge
  19. Puna Will Finally Get Two New Access Roads
  20. Islamist Terror: Gabbard seeks suspension of visa-free travel for Europeans

Thursday, September 11, 2014
September 11, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: Obama Declares War on Islamic State
  2. Djou: Combat Isis, Support the President
  3. Brickwood Galuteria: Tool of Special Interests
  4. Hawaii Schools Make Big Progress Says US Chamber of Commerce
  5. Remembering Hawaii’s 9/11 victims
  6. Takai Too Busy on Mainland Fundraising to Comment on Obama ISIS Speech
  7. Schatz, Hirono Vote to Gut First Amendment
  8. Hidden Super PAC Money Comes to Light in Campaign Spending Reports
  9. Sand Island Oceanfront Tent City a Rehash of Failed idea from 1980s
  10. Honolulu City Council Votes to Ban Sitting, Lying on Waikiki Sidewalks
  11. Council Votes to Ban Biodegradable Bags
  12. Caldwell advocates for a change in the calculation of who could buy the homes
  13. After Jacking up Property Taxes, Kauai Council offers Minimal 'Relief'
  14. WaPo: Hawaii's Glitchy Health Exchange Makes for Unhealthy Insurance Pool
  15. GQ Magazine: Homosexuals Rape 38 Servicemen Every Day
  16. Lawsuit filed to block anti-GMO initiative on Nov. 4 ballot
  17. Anti-Geothermal Activists Cheer Lava Flow
  18. Martinez Fined $1,505 for Campaign Spending Violations
  19. Drug Dealer Demands Marijuana Dispensaries
  20. Woman's assault by HPD officer costs him badge, gun
  21. Substitute teachers frustrated by new call system
  22. Hawaii schools report false billing of text books sales

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
September 10, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail Opening Delayed One Year as Budget Busting Bids Tossed Out
  2. Auditor: Water Board Cannot Justify Monthly Billing Charge
  3. Keep the Poor Doped Up: Feds OK EBT Cards at Marijuana Dispensaries
  4. The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: The Cost Of Living In Hawaii
  5. The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: Housing Prices Soar, Burdening Family Budgets
  6. It's Official: Faleomavaega in the Race
  7. County of Hawai‘i Faces First Amendment Lawsuit Challenging Panhandling Laws
  8. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Unlawful Release of Muslim Terrorist Leaders Could Endanger U.S. National Security
  9. Djou Talks Balanced Budget -- Takai Skips Candidate Forums
  10. $357M Vanishes from HART Contingency Fund?
  11. Feds: ‘Aggressive Cost Containment’ Needed for Rail Project
  12. OHA Hawaiian Registry = Kanaiolowalu
  13. Governing: Hawaii Governor's Race a Tossup
  14. Return of the Blue State Republican Governor?
  15. Politico: Hanabusa, Abercrombie Biggest Losers in USA
  16. Will Kauai Property Taxes be Cut Back?
  17. A year after molasses spill, damage estimates are still secret
  18. Accusations of abuse, negligence, poor conditions against state animal quarantine
  19. Debate starts over ballot initiative supporting funds for private preschools
  20. DoE's Billion Dollar Solar Scheme Begins Construction
  21. Pesticide Facts and Fears
  22. UH Students Reject Administration Advice: Sustainability Does Not Equal 300% Tax Increase 
  23. Marijuana facilities would be magnets for crime
  24. HPD Debunks Medical Marijuana Claims

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
September 9, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Working: High Cost Of Living Leads To Doctor Shortage, Wait Times
  2. Caldwell Blocks off Two Lanes of King Street, Installs Bicycle 'Conflict Zone'
  3. Nine Years of Inverse Condemnation
  4. Djou: Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare, Jones Act
  5. French Frigate Shoals Superfund Site? Anti-Plastic Hysteria Reaches New High
  6. HART loses Another $75.4 million in construction delays
  7. Abercrombie Gave the Unions Everything, and Rail Just isn't Boosting the Economy
  8. Big Wind: How Could So Many be So Wrong for So Long?
  9. Farmers Fight Back Against Anti-GMO Activists
  10. Anti-GMO Activist: We Want Massive Tax Hike on Working Ag Lands
  11. Hawaii County Organic Farmers Fall Short in Bid for Tax Cut
  12. Honolulu Property Tax Hike Averaged $4157.43 per House
  13. City to hold public meeting on proposed Sand Island Housing First Center
  14. Legislative Report Criticizes Homeless Tent City Scheme
  15. $500M Contract to Demolish, Rebuild at Mayor Wright
  16. UH Manoa Ranks 168th in US
  17. Cancer Center Leaders Defend Michele Carbone
  18. Star-Adv: Obamacare Worsens physician shortage
  19. Cooking Books? Head of Hawaii VA Claims Wait Times Improved, Veterans Disagree
  20. Hawaii Big on Male Teachers
  21. Gabbard Votes to Condemn Obama Bergdahl Deal

Monday, September 08, 2014
September 8, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Islamic Gulen Cult Pours Money into Takai Campaign
  2. Marijuana Task Force Releases Report Aimed at 2015 Legislative Session
  3. DePledge: Aiona vows to win trust of electorate, renew respect
  4. ILind: Time to Say a few Nice Words About Duke
  5. Djou: The Courage to Fight for our Future
  6. McDermott's Challenger to be Hit for Campaign Spending Violations
  7. Star-Adv 'Sheltered Life' Special Project on Homelessness
  8. Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’
  9. Star-Adv: Parents Should Opt in to Gay Sex Education
  10. Waimanalo Killing: Another Failure of Mental Health Care System?
  11. Proposed Sand Island homeless camp was an ash and municipal solid waste dump for 65 years
  12. Lava Emergency May Finally Get Puna Access Roads Built

Sunday, September 07, 2014
September 7, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii LNG Shipping Options
  2. Is HOPE Probation Creating a False Sense of Hope?
  3. Reports of Hawaii's Climate Death are Greatly Exaggerated
  4. State-Provided Targeted Benefits: Help or Harm?
  5. Mayor’s Remembrance Walk to be held on Sept. 7
  6. Borreca: Duke Aiona Leads on Energy Self-Sufficiency while HECO Fumbles
  7. Hanabusa Preparing for 2016 Rematch
  8. RNC invests in Hawaii Republicans
  9. 9th Circuit gets Gayest possible panel to Undermine marriage
  10. Star-Adv: Sand Island Tent City Needs Dedicated Police Patrol
  11. New transit companies pose risk to consumer protection and safety
  12. Hagel orders agency conducting MIA searches to be reorganized

Saturday, September 06, 2014
September 6, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. LA, TN, NV, HI Decisions: States May Uphold Traditional Marriage
  2. OHA Finally Gets Around to Announcing Roll Reopening--Takes Aim at Hawaiian Registry Program
  3. CNHA-OHA Backroom Deal to Control ‘Nation Building’?
  4. HECO Prepares to Disconnect Unapproved Solar Systems
  5. Governor candidates claim they can be independent from union supporters
  6. After Joining Queens, Kamuela Hospital in the Black, Recruiting MDs
  7. Doctor Shortage: Coverage Does not Equal Care
  8. Class-action suit accuses state of denying treatments for autism
  9. Homeless 88-year-old veteran a Housing First success story
  10. State Leases City Land for Sand Island Homeless Tent City
  11. Low funds idle Hawaii Army National Guard units
  12. GEMS: State to Fund $150M in Subprime Mortgages
  13. Manoa Rapist Sues State for Parole

Friday, September 05, 2014
September 5, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Ige-Abercrombie Agenda Isn't Working: Economy Again Falls Short Of Expectations
  2. Controversial sex education program reinstated in Hawaii public schools
  3. DoE: Pono Choices is Back for 2014-15 School Year
  4. Hawaii County Proclaims State Of Emergency Related To Lava Flow
  5. Refinery Switch: HECO Dumps Par Petroleum for Chevron
  6. VIDEO: 'Biblical' Spawning Event on Hawaii Reefs
  7. Hawaii Scores B+ in Government Technology
  8. Dreamhammer: Keeping Hawaii’s Drones Under Control
  9. Honolulu Grants-in-Aid Workshops Set
  10. Aiona proposes early college education initiative for Hawaii students
  11. Aiona: ‘People want hope, they want change’
  12. Abercrombie casts around for somebody else to blame
  13. 2015 Senate Power Preview
  14. HMSA Chief: If Congressional Delegation Steps Up, Hawaii Can Get Obamacare Waiver Right Now
  15. Development Scheme Behind Kauai GMO Tax?
  16. GMOs: Farmers vs Organic Profiteers
  17. Hawaii is too small to be an energy innovator, expert says
  18. US oil refiners and marketers want Jones Act changes…but Capitol Hill doesn’t
  19. Hawaii Is a State. Can It Be a Country, Too?
  20. 32 states ask Supreme Court to settle gay marriage
  21. Accused Homosexual Child Molester Denies Charges
  22. Local Restaurant Loses out to Prostitution, Gambling
  23. Lazy Mazie Enjoys First Class Taxpayer-Funded Junket to Africa
  24. Kona: Federal Strategy to 'Affect Land Use' Behind Water Grab
  25. Hawaii County to Seek US CDC Help with Punatic Anxiety Symptoms
  26. One Homeless Dude Racks Up Numerous Arrests, Court dates

Thursday, September 04, 2014
September 4, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hughes Corp. Fails to Wheedle Out of Affordable Housing Requirement
  2. Wong, Dwyer, Namuo: Betray for Pay
  3. In Hawaii, Your Housing Dollar Worth Less Than 63 Cents
  4. Research Institute for Hawaii USA Hit With $843K Fine
  5. The State of Obesity in Hawaii
  6. Mufi Pulls Union Support Away from Ige
  7. State DoH Should Support Housing First
  8. Unfair property tax hike another case of poor city planning
  9. Hawaii Just Did What No Other State Would for GMOs
  10. Much of the current debate about food and agriculture in this country is elitist
  11. Settlement reached in dental tragedy case regarding 3 year old girl
  12. Alleged Homosexual Child Molester Attacks Boy at Kanoelani Elem School
  13. Break the cycle of absenteeism
  14. Big Island lava within one mile of closest subdivision
  15. Solar, Wind Contractors Line up to Protest HECO Plan
  16. Acting UH Manoa chancellor to relax hiring freeze
  17. Hughes Claims Innocence
  18. 54.6% of Voters Voted in 1998 Republican Primary

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
September 3, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. GE Tax: Will Cost Overruns Lead to New Rail Showdown?
  2. Teachers in Honolulu Lowest Adjusted Salary in USA
  3. HIRA 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  4. State Releases Premium Comparison for ACA Small Group Plans
  5. Aiona says he'd perform same-sex marriage if asked
  6. Akina Stands Out
  7. OHA: Waihee, Trask Bought n Paid for by Geothermal Money
  8. Road to reform begins for DHHL
  9. Wahiawa would be hurt by Army's proposed cutbacks
  10. 20 HHSC Employees Laid off on Kauai (Sort of)
  11. (Again) Maui hospitals exec hopes public-private partnership can avert future layoffs
  12. Pauahi Hale to be Housing First Location
  13. Nixing Kauai’s Anti-GMO Ordinance Was Good for Hawaii
  14. Wisdom Spreads: Hawaii Anti-GMO Ruling Becomes Precedent in Vermont Court
  15. Diver Defending Himself Against Anti-Aquarium Activists
  16. Howard Hughes Withdraws Petition to Provide Fewer Affordable Units in Kakaako
  17. Transit authority spends $223,000 on time-lapse cameras
  18. DPP Waives 85% of Fines
  19. As Lava Approaches, Punatics Fight over Bogus Geothermal Health Hype
  20. Public can comment on medical marijuana dispensaries next week
  21. Matson molasses spill: One year later No Lawsuit, No Fine
  22. School Custodian Arrested for Alleged Child Molestation

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
September 2, 2014 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige Pushed $791M GE Tax Hike in Face of Protests
  2. HGEA, Legislature Force More State Employees into Union
  3. UHPA Approves Abercrombie $32M Gift Contract with 99% 'Yes' Vote
  4. Hawaii deemed ‘sinkhole’ state by fiscal watchdog for pension debt
  5. HGEA Endorses Mr Anonymous Pushover for Gov
  6. National Democrats are worrying about Losing in Hawaii
  7. Abercrombie the Martyr--Like Bonhoeffer (LOL!)
  8. Interisland cable also lost in latest primary election
  9. Should Kakaako development be handled by the city? Gubernatorial candidates disagree
  10. Star-Adv: HCDA should revisit 'affordable' policy
  11. TOD: Caldwell Plans Big Developer Giveaway in Kalihi
  12. MECO signs agreement to buy liquefied natural gas
  13. Hawaii Counties Prepare for Another Battle over Hotel Tax Revenue
  14. Working 174 hours a week?
  15. Chronic absences lower test scores
  16. Common Core in Hawaii
  17. Three Gay Activist Judges Appointed to Review Hawaii Gay Marriage Case


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Project SAM: Seven Marijuana Myths
by Heritage Foundation Sunday, September 21, 2014

...marijuana legalization will usher in America’s new version of “Big Tobacco” ....


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Pocketbook Issues: Ige on Defense
by News Release Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Which is precisely why the RGA ad, and others that may follow, might actually persuade voters to go Aiona’s way."


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Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 21, 2014

This week’s illustration of how timing is important involves the Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies credit....


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The GMO Debate: Meetings about non-existent food safety issues
by News Article Saturday, September 20, 2014

GMOs have never caused a single death or illness. But this vocal minority wants them banned … just in case....


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Judge Grants TRO as ACLU Pushes Claim That Panhandling is First Amendment Right
by News Release Saturday, September 20, 2014

The TRO prohibits Hawaii County from interfering with Plaintiff Justin Guy’s right to hold a sign (saying “Homeless Please Help”) by the side of the road....


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New UHM Chancellor orders 'Review' of Cancer Center
by News Release Saturday, September 20, 2014

...The review shall clarify and identify the requirements for near-term renewal and long-term designation as an NCI Cancer Center....


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Kelii Akina interviews Elwin Ahu
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mr. Ahu shares his political philosophy with Dr. Akina, and fields some tough questions....


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Department of Community Services to hold GIA workshops
by News Release Saturday, September 20, 2014

Workshops will be held at Mission Memorial Hearings Room from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 2....


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Aiona Only Candidate to Release Policy Initiatives
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014

...a detailed plan with practical solutions for our state’s toughest issues: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, and Education....


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INFOGRAPHIC: The Abercrombie-Ige Policy Agenda By The Numbers
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014

...New Infographic Spells Out The Results Of The Last Four Years For Hawaii....


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Oahu defense contractor sentenced on espionage charges
by Malia Zimmerman Friday, September 19, 2014

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and civilian contractor will spend more than seven years in federal prison....


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Hirono is Biggest Spender in US Senate, Schatz not far Behind
by News Article Friday, September 19, 2014

The poorest scoring Senators were Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), each of whom only managed scores of 3 percent....


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Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014
Question: Which one of these things is not like the others?
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Auditor: Hawaii Health Insurers Should be Required to Cover Cleft Palate Surgery
by News Release Friday, September 19, 2014

...reports from California and Massachusetts indicating that mandated insurance coverage for orofacial anomalies increased premiums by two cents to four cents per member, per month....


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Panos: Hoopili Traffic Assessments Untruthful
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Friday, September 19, 2014

...Hoopili’s traffic impact will be immense with or without rail....


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Mazie Hirono Blocks Bill to Revoke US Citizenship of ISIS Terrorists
by News Article Thursday, September 18, 2014

As then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "US citizenship is a privilege, it is not a right. People who are serving foreign powers or in this case foreign terrorists are clearly in violation of that oath which they swore when they became citizens."


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Lava Projected to Burn Through Center of Pahoa Town
by News Release Thursday, September 18, 2014
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ACLU: Lawsuit Settlement Means New Rules for Protests at Capitol
by News Release Thursday, September 18, 2014

...Plaintiffs call settlement “A win for freedom of speech”....


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Obamacare’s Second Open Enrollment Starts in Two Months — and It Is Going to be Awful
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, September 18, 2014

...election day is November 4, and Obamacare’s second open enrollment begins on November 15....


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Costs Of Raising Children Burden Hawaii Families
by News Release Thursday, September 18, 2014

"The Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda has piled taxes and a higher cost of living on Hawaii families...."


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Council Action Needed to Restore Honesty to Water Board’s Billing
by Kym Pine Thursday, September 18, 2014

...Oahu’s water customers who end up paying the price for the BWS’ defective meters and billing errors would likely fare better if the BWS was subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission....


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Hawaii 5th Richest State
by News Article Thursday, September 18, 2014
Median household income rose by more than $3,000, to $66,259....
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Public school students earning AP honors at all-time high
by News Release Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hawaii's AP test-taking rate and passing rate has significantly increased in recent years. The number of students receiving AP honors has steadily risen since 2012, when 385 students were named scholars.....


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Seabright: Green Card Holders Have Second Amendment Rights in Hawaii
by Andrew Walden Thursday, September 18, 2014

Seabright's order enjoins against Hawaii's current ban on resident aliens owning firearms....


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Hawaii $90K 'Administrative Cost' Per Mile of State Roads
by News Release Thursday, September 18, 2014

...Connecticut had the next highest administrative costs at $77,000 per mile. Meanwhile in Texas administration costs were less than $4,000 per mile....


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Hawaii Campaign Commission goes along with cover-up
by News Article Thursday, September 18, 2014

...the Hawai'i Campaign Commission has given the Hawaii Carpenters Market Recovery Program Fund a pass on disclosing where its contributions come from....


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Slom: State Set to go Bust Unless Major Changes Made in 2015
by News Release Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...if the State continues to spend at the current rate Hawaii will use up its general fund carryover balances as early as 2016....


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Korea: Caldwell Pushes the Bubble
by News Release Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...Koreans have invested in real estate projects islandwide, from affordable housing projects to golf courses.  During his visit, Mayor Caldwell will be looking to further enhance these and other opportunities....


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Paychecks Hawaii General Election Endorsements – 2014
by Sam Slom Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PAYCHECKS HAWAII Announces Endorsements for 2014; candidates who can help change and improve Hawaii’s business and fiscal climate and increase residents’ standard of living....


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Aiona Campaign: 75% of Contributions Under $100
by News Release Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...98% of them are from Hawaii residents....


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Ige-Abercrombie Tax Hikes Drive Cost of Living Higher
by News Release Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FLASHBACK: Ige Admits Abercrombie-Ige Agenda Isn't Lowering The Cost Of Food Or Energy....


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Happy Constitution(s) Day
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, September 17, 2014
"Who Trumps Whom: Exploring Federalism in Hawaii."
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McDermott Responds to “Revised” Pono Choices Program
by Rep Bob McDermott Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rep Bob McDermott responds to 'revised' Pono Choices program....


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Hawaii’s ‘most unusual political candidate’ vying to be next congressman
by Malia Zimmerman Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kawika Crowley, the Republican running for U.S. House District 2 in November, is quite possibly the state’s most interesting politician in 2014....


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Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
by Gene Ward Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...the people of Hawaii are paying thousands of dollars more per family to subsidize this act....


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Hawaii.gov -- 'Best Government Website'
by News Release Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...Hawaii.gov was named “Best Government Website” today as part of the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 WebAwards....


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UH Board of Regents Nominees Announced
by News Release Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...The Candidate Advisory Council (CAC) for the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents has presented a list of candidates to Governor Neil Abercrombie....


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Strive HI appeals lead to slight changes in school, state results
by News Release Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...statewide reading and science proficiency rates improve slightly over previously reported figures, after adjustments were made to 12 schools' data....


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How Things Are: Kalaeloa Partners Reminds HECO (again)
by News Release Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...the entire power plant operated by Kalaeloa Partners, an independent power producer, is out of service due to (ahem) 'unexpected repairs'....


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Your Tax Dollars at Work: Energy Excelerator Funds 17 Startups
by News Release Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...This year we selected 17 startups to invest $5M in....


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Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5%
by News Release Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hawaii, Idaho and Kentucky each imprisoned 5 percent fewer sentenced prisoners at yearend 2013 than at yearend 2012....


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Obama Admin: ACA Bans Use of Federal Funds for Abortion
by News Article Tuesday, September 16, 2014

No federal funds are permitted to cover abortions or administer plans that cover abortion....


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No Option: All Hawaii Obamacare Plans Cover Abortion
by News Article Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...a potential violation of the law that says at least two plans must be available to consumers who don't want any association with the controversial procedure....


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Veterans in Politics Announces Campaign Endorsements
by News Release Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We are interviewing 2014 election cycle candidates....


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Abercrombie, Ige Together -- $833M Tax Hike
by News Release Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...Abercrombie And Senator David Ige Have Passed Over $833 Million Of Tax Increases Since 2011....


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VIDEO: Paradise Lost Thanks to Ige and Abercrombie
by Video Video Tuesday, September 16, 2014
"Neil Abercrombie calls David Ige a good partner. Leading the way for an estimated $800 million in taxes and fees. We're now the worst state to make a living.”
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Hawaii Among Final Four in Obama Library Competition
by News Release Monday, September 15, 2014

Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University, and University of Hawai’i,...


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Hawaii 2nd Most Unfair Tax System in USA
by News Release Monday, September 15, 2014

The middle class is most overtaxed in Arkansas, New York and Hawaii....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 15, 2014
by Congress .org Monday, September 15, 2014

Senate: Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment - Cloture

House: Water Regulation - Passage

House: Health Plan Extensions - Passage


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Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai
by John Engle Monday, September 15, 2014

If Hawaii’s future is to be bright, its citizens must embrace real science, not the pseudoscience of fear....


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Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
by News Release Monday, September 15, 2014

...Chris Lethem, candidate for state senate representing Kaka’ako and neighboring areas, today called on HCDA to stop two brothers from strong‐arming Kaka’ako businesses....


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Rasmussen Poll: Ige 40, Aiona 39, Mufi 14
by News Article Sunday, September 14, 2014

...The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Hawaii was conducted on September 9-10, 2014 by Rasmussen....


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Timing Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, September 14, 2014

...poor timing can lead to tremendously bad results in Hawaii's tax system....


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Meet the California Oilman Behind Brian Schatz
by News Article Saturday, September 13, 2014

...Steyer, the former CEO of the Farallon investment firm, made much of his fortune from the coal, oil, and gas industries....


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USA Today: Make Less Than $122K? You're Uncomfortable in Hawaii
by News Article Saturday, September 13, 2014

...To keep the utilities running in a small apartment in Honolulu, you're facing a cost of around $285 per month....


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The New Post-Inouye/Abercrombie Era in Hawaii Politics
by News Release Saturday, September 13, 2014

...Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Downtown Laniakea YWCA....


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Bag Bans are Bad Business
by NCPA NCPA Saturday, September 13, 2014

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....


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Hawaii lawmakers may ease access to marijuana
by Malia Zimmerman Saturday, September 13, 2014

In its smoked form, marijuana potency and dosage cannot be controlled....


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Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega out in the Cold Again
by News Article Saturday, September 13, 2014

...the first important discussion at the White House was held this week and, while Governor Lolo was represented by a member of his cabinet, Faleomavaega was nowhere to be found....


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Obama Finally Gets Around to Declaring Iselle 'Public Assistance' Disaster
by News Release Friday, September 12, 2014

...Obama today signed a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. In the meantime, since a Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance was rejected last month, the state and Hawaii County continue to gather sufficient additional information to justify a successful appeal....


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JSC Lists Nominees for First, Third Circuit Courts
by News Release Friday, September 12, 2014

The Governor has 30 days from his receipt of the list today to make his appointment....


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Legislative Report Debunks Homeless Tent City
by News Release Friday, September 12, 2014

...Creating camping areas for homeless individuals ... is unworkable, is not advisable, and should not be pursued...


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Hawaii Families Work Harder To Cope With Rising Costs
by News Release Friday, September 12, 2014

Hawaii workers find they have to work harder while earning inadequate wages in order to keep up with the soaring cost of living....


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Aiona Commits to Eleven Gubernatorial Forums, Debates
by News Release Friday, September 12, 2014

With less than two months left in Hawai‘i’s hotly-contested elections, Duke Aiona plans more transparency in the public arena thanks to back-to-back forums and debates....


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POLL: Ige 36% - Aiona 35%
by News Article Friday, September 12, 2014

... online interviews with 655 Hawaii voters conducted August 18-September 2, 2014 ....


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Sabato: Party Label is Ige's Most Important Attribute
by News Article Friday, September 12, 2014

...In light of this, we’re shifting this contest from Toss-up to Leans Democratic....


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DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
by News Release Friday, September 12, 2014

...OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012....


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Hawaii Schools Make Big Progress Says US Chamber of Commerce
by News Article Thursday, September 11, 2014

...the chamber assigned grades to each state in 11 separate measures, ranging from the state's marketplace for varying school options, such as charters, to the state's pension-funding situation....


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Autism Scholarship Program Provides Tailored Education
by News Release Thursday, September 11, 2014

...Students can begin receiving an Autism Scholarship as early as age 3....


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Brickwood Galuteria: Tool of Special Interests
by News Release Thursday, September 11, 2014

...Galuteria pushed legislation helping large developers at the community’s expense while doing little to advance affordable housing....


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