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Thursday, June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Hi Tech Darling Mbloom Collapses After Feds Arrest ‘Porn King’ in $60M Indian Tribe Ripoff
  2. Hawaii Homelessness Grows 4%—Mostly on Big Island, Kauai
  3. Ige Appoints New PUC Commissioner, Secures 2-1 Majority Against NextEra
  4. Study: Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Campaign Spending: Judge Reverses Medieval Punishment for 15th Century Campaign Contribution
  6. Hawaii GOP Announces Delegation to Republican National Convention
  7. Honolulu Rail Is Laughable, But Not Funny
  8. City Auditor to Reexamine Rail Project
  9. Power Of Incumbency On Display In Honolulu City Council Races
  10. HMSA Puts Patient Health at Risk to Save Money
  11. Kauai Homeless Take over Historic County Building, Begin Urinating on Things
  12. Honolulu Homeless Admit Sweeps are Working
  13. Auditor sets sights on county hiring practices
  14. Ing: Immature, Corrupt, Disrespectful
  15. Nobel Laureates Point out that Anti-GMO Activism is ‘Crime Against Humanity’
  16. Retaliation Redundancy: Kauai Suit Claims Retaliation over Retaliation Complaint

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Esther Kiaaina Cuts Micronesia Funding, Forcing Migrants to Come to USA
  2. Sand Island Homeless Center Moves 61 Homeless into Permanent Housing
  3. Single Payer Activists to Target Hawaii for Socialist Medicine?
  4. HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
  5. Legislators Laugh at Idiot Mayor: We Will not Entertain Caldwell’s Rail Tax Hike—Don’t Even Try
  6. Rail: “Never enough time to do it right, but lots of time to do it over”
  7. Star-Adv: Ige Should Veto $40M HGEA/UPW Payoff
  8. Cool Schools: 300-page Bid Sheets Behind High Costs
  9. Oahu Homeless up by ‘Only’ 1%—Sister Isles up 9.7%
  10. $9,000 Rent Assist Available to Homeless Who Have Jobs
  11. Homeless a Political Football on Maui, Too
  12. The cost to house a prisoner in Hawaii may surprise you
  13. HB1739: Ige Threatens Veto of Social Media Privacy Bill

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Major Unions Endorse Djou for Mayor
  2. Irresponsible: Caldwell Moves for 10 Month Delay on Rail Recovery Plan
  3. Transgender Insurance Mandate Among 12 Bills Ige Signing Today
  4. Ige: Intent to Veto 9 Bills
  5. Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
  6. Study: Hawaii is Number One in Teacher Absenteeism
  7. Honolulu Charter Commission Sets Community Meetings
  8. Matson launches new foreign flag service
  9. Feds Demand Arrest of Tugboat after Giant Golf Ball Mishap
  10. Hawaii Federalist Society: Supreme Court Term in Review
  11. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 28, 2016
  12. DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
  13. Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii
  14. As Supporters Jump Ship, Caldwell Plan Would Have Feds Withhold HART Funding for 3rd Year—Creates $750M shortfall
  15. Labor Leaders, HART Vice Chair, ‘Disappointed’ with Caldwell
  16. Feb 21, 2007: The Day Rail Jumped the Tracks
  17. Train car graffiti just latest in string of crimes at Honolulu rail sites
  18. Telescope company continues education fund despite limbo
  19. Sand Island: Key to Homeless Success Story is NO TENTS
  20. Martin: I want massive Seattle-Style Homeless Tent City on North Shore Where There is Lots of Copper
  21. ‘Frivolous’ GOP Ballot Challenge Against Sen Thielen Dismissed
  22. Assistant chief files lawsuit against Kauai Police Department
  23. Another Hi Tech Media Darling Goes Bust: Self Dealer Flees, Takes Half of MBloom With Him
  24. Other states join Hawaii in banning noncompete agreements
  25. Medical Board takes 2-1/2 years to revoke license of dope doctor

Monday, June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ige: Captive Insurance Shunts $1.26B to Local Bankers
  2. Ansaldo Caught Lying About Short Staffing Rail Project
  3. Ige’s Rap Back Violates 1986 Federal Law
  4. Tourist: Seeing homeless people Take a Dump on the Sidewalk in Hawaii was unexpected
  5. City's homeless housing services center celebrates grand opening
  6. Caldwell: I want to Control Grants in Aid
  7. Is Hawaii Offshore Wind a Done Deal?
  8. Trask: Thousands of OHA Trust Dollars Used for Staff Trips to Cook Islands
  9. Lindsey: OHA Should Model itself on Cook Islands
  10. Tangled up in Red Tape: Weed Dealers May not be Able to Open this year
  11. Opponents of vacation rental tax bill renew push for a veto
  12. CB: Two Criminals Die in Arizona Prison so we Should Return them all to Corrupt UPW Prisons
  13. Soft on Crime: Alleged Shooter Had Many Convictions Yet was out on Streets Again

Sunday, June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. The Surprisingly Sudden Demise of the Anti-GMO Movement
  2. Best states for driving: Hawaii Ranks 15th
  3. Condominium and Community Associations: File or Else!
  4. Hanabusa: Manipulate the Numbers and Go For a Tax Hike
  5. Star-Adv: Squeeze Construction Industry
  6. Rail delay by lawsuit was city’s own fault
  7. Caldwell’s Pants on Fire
  8. Charter Amendment: HART’s Only Job Will be to Collect Taxes and Extend Rail
  9. Ige talks big and keeps cool, but kids still boiling in class
  10. Brower: My Provocation Manipulated your Perceptions and Now We’re Going to Have More Festering Homeless Tent Cities
  11. ‘Liquidated Damages’ New Byword in Effort to Place More Convicts into Expensive, Corrupt UPW-Controlled Prisons
  12. EPA to Help Design Two Green Rail Stations
  13. Haleakala National Park Implements ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Feral Cats, Dogs 
  14. Concerns about Zika are shifting destinations for ‘babymooners’

Saturday, June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: Building To The Nowhere Of Middle?
  2. In the Beginning, Rail Cost Only $3B
  3. Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
  4. Marijuana License Scores: DoH Reveals Which Cronies Just Don’t Make the Grade
  5. Hawaii Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals
  6. Hawaii Access to Justice Conference 2016
  7. Hanabusa Caught Flatfooted on Two-Year Old Rail Cost Estimate
  8. Abolish HART?  Caldwell Grabs for Control of Rail
  9. With No Security at Night, Graffiti Artist Has All night for First Tag on Honolulu Rail Car
  10. “There’s a lot of irregular things going on with revocable permits” – BLNR OKs changes
  11. Initiative seeks conversation, public’s vision for Mauna Kea
  12. School air-conditioning bids
  13. Where is the sweat equity by the homeless?
  14. Lawmaker demands answers in police academy cheating scandal
  15. Ing Caught Lying Again
  16. The Last Days of PUC Commissioner Mike Champley
  17. Hawaii PUC infuses new energy into community renewables plan
  18. North Shore, Waianae Residents Question Plan for Ocean-Based Wind Farm
  19. Hooser Go Away and STFU

Friday, June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: Rail Mess is a Pure Failure of Leadership
  2. Ige Signs Rap Back: Hawaii Gun Owners to be Placed in FBI Database
  3. Hawaii Passes First of Its Kind Gun Legislation
  4. Conviction Tossed: How They Get Away in Soft on Crime Hawaii
  5. Molasses Spill Very Profitable for Aha Moku Council
  6. Oppression of Education
  7. PUEO Hawaiians oppose removal of UH-Hilo telescope—Win Delay
  8. Rifle Association: “High Likelihood of Legal Action”
  9. Kakaako property owners suffering for ‘maybe train’
  10. Simple Traffic Solutions Don’t Cost Billions
  11. Cool Schools: Price Gouging, 100 Page Bid Sheet
  12. PRP: DoE Gold-Plating Cool Schools Bids
  13. Peter Apo: Obama Should Say No To Expanded Marine Monument
  14. US Supreme Court Slaps Down Hawaii Supreme Court on Breathalyzer Testing
  15. State public housing available in record time thanks to new team of contractors
  16. 5 Democrats vie for right to seek empty HD29 seat

Thursday, June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
  2. Scheme to recognize Native Hawaiians as ‘tribe’ still a threat
  3. OHA Control Would Create Costs and Chaos for NW Hawaiian Isles
  4. Without Changes, Rail cost could be nearly $3 billion above current estimates
  5. Medicaid Reimbursements Need to Grow
  6. Thanks to Caldwell, Homeless encampments growing in Hawaii Kai
  7. Maui County reaches solar program’s cap
  8. Public opinion sought on Young Brothers’ interisland shipping rate hike
  9. Candidates Respond To Surveys

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. DOCARE Chief Forced Out—Retaliation for Investigating DLNR Corruption, Theft of Guns
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 21, 2016
  3. Feral Cats Kill More Seabirds -- No Eradication Planned
  4. DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
  5. Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
  6. Fed Wreck Plan B
  7. Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Lobbyist 'Gifts' to Legislators
  8. Child Well-Being: Hawaii Ranks 23rd
  9. Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
  10. Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki: Feds Take Another Step
  11. FTA: Thanks to Caldwell, Honolulu Rail is Now One of Ten Most Screwed Up Projects
  12. Unions asking too much of Maui deal
  13. Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Political Corruption
  14. ‘Progressives’ here far from it
  15. PUC Silent on NextEra as Clock Ticks Down to June 30 Departure of Abercrombie Appointee
  16. City to convert Iwilei low-rise into hub to keep the homeless, homeless
  17. State to help some working homeless with rental subsidy program
  18. Hawaii Health Department Watching 50 Cases of Dengue, One Chikungunya 
  19. Airhead Hooser too Chicken to Visit Seed Farms

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. HGEA Announces Primary Election Endorsements
  2. Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation
  3. Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
  4. Ige’s not on board with Caldwell’s idea of shortening train route
  5. Chief Kealoha files 1,000 Page Lawsuit: Claims Ethics is a Haole Conspiracy
  6. Chief, Wife Sue Ethics Again and Again
  7. Star-Adv: Use full vetting for grants in aid
  8. Brower Never Learns: Still Pushing for Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere 
  9. World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending
  10. Don’t throw out policy on teacher travel
  11. HECO Issues Point by Point Debunk of Rep Chris Lee
  12. Crazy Hawaii Renewable Energy Proposals
  13. Sticking Up For GOP Values Or Tearing The Party Apart?

Monday, June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Trustee: OHA Wasted $33M on Akaka Bill
  2. Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
  3. CD1: U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
  4. Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
  5. Big Oil, OHA, and Brian Schatz team up to Give Hawaii Fishermen the Shaft
  6. Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
  7. Meet the Environmental Protest Industry
  8. Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
  9. Rail Recovery Plan? Feds Explain How Rail Systems Blow Budget
  10. Study: Hawaii Ex-Con Recidivism 48.9%
  11. Hawaii Environmental Court Shuts Down Cane Plantation with First Case—Chief Justice Cites ‘Very Successful’ First Year
  12. Shortened rail route could pose $20B challenge to housing market
  13. Honolulu’s Runaway Rail Project And The Fallacy of Sunk Costs
  14. Will Kauai Voters Excrete Hooser from Council?
  15. Hawaii’s Sheriff Division More Secretive than Secret Service—But Civil Beat Would Rather Attack Keoki Kerr
  16. Kaiser quits taking first-time Medicaid enrollees
  17. Republicans expand leadership, membership and commitment
  18. Family papaya farm plagued by theft
  19. Hawaii and Alaska are the only states with no organized hate groups

Sunday, June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rail: Easy Ways to Save Millions without Cutting Line Short
  2. Mayor Becomes Incoherent
  3. Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
  4. Charter School Corruption Mirrors State Government
  5. Fatherhood, Poverty, and the “Post-Marriage Society”
  6. Polls Show Djou Beating Caldwell
  7. Caldwell’s Absurd Belly Flop—Leave Rail to the Next Mayor
  8. “Do something about wasteful spending on a Grand Scale”
  9. Plaintiffs: Block OHA From Funneling Millions to Create Fake Indian Tribe
  10. DoE—Because we Just Couldn’t Get the Job Done, Schools Will be Hot Again this August
  11. SB2954:  Rifle Assn Will Sue State if Governor Signs Gun Owner Database Bill
  12. HGEA Poster Boy Busted by Ethics Commission
  13. Con Artists Suffer as Consumers Get Wise to Solar Leasing Scam
  14. Sand Island Shelter Gets 140 Homeless off Streets
  15. Wahiawa Volunteers Give Homeless Free Stuff, Even Pick up Their Trash

Saturday, June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Fake Indian Tribe: OHA Legal Shell Game Copied from Southern Segregationists
  2. Rail: Caldwell’s Flip-Flop Opens Door to Lawsuits by Property Owners Targeted by HART
  3. Hanabusa Defeats Ethics: Free Teacher Travel can resume
  4. Hanabusa: Grabauskas Should be Blamed Because Caldwell and I Have Been Lying About Cost of Rail Since 2014
  5. Chief Kealoha Sues Against Ethics
  6. Pine: Eliminate Some Stations Rather Than Shortening Line
  7. Fake Halt: Caldwell Orders City to Keep on Buying Rail Route Properties
  8. Caldwell’s Rusted Lampposts Falling into Streets
  9. Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Not Prepared to Back Clinton
  10. Homosexuals Adopt 6 year old boy, Raise Him as Girl

Friday, June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. VIDEO: 9th Circuit Hears Akina Suit vs Fake Tribe
  2. Court Lifts Stay—Allows Maui Hospital Privatization to Proceed
  3. Fire Mayor, Not the Ethics Director
  4. Flip Flop: Caldwell Suddenly Decides Rail Must End at Middle Street
  5. Full Text: Caldwell statement on rail project
  6. Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO Rules
  7. VIDEO: Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments In Hawaii Anti-GMO Cases
  8. Pay for Performance: AMA Softening Stand Against Assisted Suicide?
  9. Caldwell’s Sad Little Zoo—More at Stake than Money
  10. Hawaii #1 in Percentage of Transportation Costs Funded by Fuel Taxes, Registration Fees
  11. Just Another Day in Honolulu: County Prosecutor Shields Police Chief’s Wife from FBI
  12. City, State Operate in Ethics Vacuum
  13. HART: Caldwell Plan Would Cut Rail Ridership 43%
  14. What happens to already affected businesses if rail doesn’t reach town?
  15. PUEO: Pro Telescope Hawaiians Gain Standing in Contested Case
  16. Fed appeals court considers if Hawaiian election case moot
  17. Iwilei Unhinged Homeless: 626 Crimes, Couple of Murders
  18. Judge repeals Ethics Commission opinion on teacher chaperone travel
  19. Demonstrators rally in support of Thirty Meter Telescope
  20. Anti-GMO Activism by the Numbers
  21. HEI: Wind Energy Driving Electric Rates Up Up Up
  22. Hawaii Gas says its Oahu customers saved $50M in 2015
  23. 23.2% of Hawaiian Electric is ‘Renewable’
  24. Stock Market Betting Against NextEra merger
  25. Nepotistic Charter School Suits Legacy of Pinky Thompson
  26. Ka‘u Learning Academy to receive ‘notice of deficiency’
  27. Voter registration in Hawaii has never been easier

Thursday, June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Cayetano, Kobayashi Endorse Djou for Mayor--Heen to Head Campaign
  2. Frustrated with Caldwell: Ethics Director Resigns after 16 Years
  3. Na’i Aupuni Constitution Ratification End Run
  4. State GOP Files Challenge to Sen Laura Thielen Nomination Papers
  5. UH launches whistleblower hotline
  6. Rogue Systems: Top Solar Contractor Busted for Lying to Hawaii Consumers
  7. Hanabusa: HART can just take $20M City ‘Loan’ – and Another $330M After That Without Permission
  8. Honolulu Ethics Commission ‘Completely Void of Key Personnel’
  9. Criminals at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe Plead ‘No Contest’—Avoid Prison
  10. Maui Hospital: Blackmailed by 9th Circuit, State Begins Capitulating to UPW
  11. Bronster: Anti-GMO Activists Have Not Claimed Any Injury from GM Crops
  12. U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
  13. Teachers on Ethics Agenda June 16
  14. PUC Approves Slight Reduction in Money Wasted on GEMS
  15. Star-Adv: Sacrament or no, marijuana use will grow
  16. Victim of indicted corrections officer describes ordeal
  17. Jailed city police officer indicted on rape charges
  18. Kamehameha Schools graduating seniors sit through national anthem, sparking debate
  19. Hawaii businessman Duane Kurisu to partner with city, state on homeless housing project
  20. OHA Forces homeless people out of campsites in Wahiawa
  21. Meet the Hilo Students Who Will Lose Science Scholarships When TMT Leaves
  22. Land and Power: Charter Commission Considers PLDC for Honolulu
  23. Hawaii's general tax fund deposits up 7.1 percent during first 11 months of fiscal year
  24. Union head allegedly oversaw tainted vote to double dues
  25. Soft on Crime: Meth Dealer Arrested 58 Times in 13 Years—Out on Streets, Now Charged with 24 More Felonies

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: HART Grab for City Loan Highlights Caldwell’s Untrustworthiness
  2. Cayetano, Heen, Kobayashi to Endorse Djou for Mayor
  3. Orlando Shooter: Why a Gay Muslim Becomes Jihadi
  4. Ninth Circuit not Fooled by Hilo Marijuana Minister
  5. The Jones Act: Protecting Special Interests, Not America
  6. Ige to Sign Six Bills
  7. BoE: Ige Appoints Uemura, Reappoints DeLima
  8. The Value of Neighborhood Boards
  9. HART Suddenly Claims it is Out of Money, Must Borrow From City Beginning Next Month
  10. Dimwitted HART Finally Begins considering public-private partnerships to offset costs of rail
  11. Rep Kaniela Ing—Among Worst Attendance in State House
  12. Court papers allege principal tried to cover up Dozens of Incidents of Child Molestation at DoE School for 10 Years
  13. Proposal to do away with neighborhood boards is rejected
  14. GEMS: Rate Payers Pay $21.5M for Nothing
  15. As MMMC waits, it deals with staff shortages
  16. UPW Trash: How Battles Over Privatization Played Out in Hawaii’s Courts
  17. Thanks to Obama and ACLU, Rotting Garbage Piles up at Homeless Camp
  18. Hawaii Commercial Fishery Will Be Gone
  19. Appeals court hearing arguments regarding GMO bans Today
  20. Anti-GMO Activists: Hate, Frenzy, and Fear
  21. Haole Lifestyle ‘Academy’ Behind Anti-GMO Legislative Candidates
  22. After 22 Years of Failure, Hawaii County to Lease Ag Park to Someone Who Will Lease it to Ranchers
  23. Hawaii could soon create database listing gun permit applicants
  24. DPS Still ‘Investigating’ Prison Guard who Allegedly Murdered Mother
  25. 2015: Bill Clinton Talks Donald Trump into Running for President in order to Provide Hillary with Beatable Opponent

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou: We should be strengthening our ethics commission, not dismantling it
  2. Maui: 60% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
  3. Activists: GMOs and Pesticides Cause Homosexuality
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 14, 2016
  5. S2943: Hirono, Schatz Vote–Military Draft for All Females 18-26
  6. Al Hee Finally Ordered to Report to Prison
  7. Kenoi trial pushed back to October
  8. Murder and Meth—Charges For Oahu Jail Guard
  9. HPD Officer Charged with Assaulting Girl, 14
  10. UH Contracts: Lawyers Laugh all the Way to the Bank
  11. The Hawaii GEMS -- Goldman Sachs Fiasco
  12. Convicted Marijuana Dealer Files Suit -- claims dispensary law violates federal racketeering, drug statutes
  13. Almost all Shopping carts disappear from Waimalu shopping center
  14. Foster Care Not Available to Save Children from Homeless Parents
  15. Maui Steal the Farmland Initiative Fails--60% Signatures Bogus
  16. Paltry Turnout for Anti-GMO Protest Ahead of Court Cases
  17. Massive Recall as Listeria Infests Organic Food
  18. Hawaiian Tel to Make a Grab for HS Athletics Broadcasting?
  19. Hawaii State GOP — The Political Party That Eats Its Young
  20. Civil Beat Editor: Gays Aren’t Safe Around Muslims

Monday, June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After Destroying Honolulu Ethics Commission, Caldwell Ducks out Back Door
  2. Homelessness Industry: Money flows to Aloha United Way, but no long-range plan
  3. Supreme Court Stops Short of Ordering Police Misconduct Files Released
  4. Hawaii’s So-Called Tech Entrepreneurs are All Taxpayer-Funded
  5. Supreme Court Rejects American Samoa Citizenship Appeal

Sunday, June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Petition: Eliminate Superdelegates
  2. Why Do We Tax Shipping?
  3. Hawaii Economy 10th-Worst in USA
  4. Legislators: None of Us Believe Caldwell on Rail
  5. Hawaii GOP lacks leadership and maturity to be relevant
  6. SHOPO to Appeal Labor Board Ruling on body cams
  7. Puna Drug Dealers Sue State, Press Belatti for Changes to Marijuana Dispensary Program
  8. Federal appeals court to hear GMO bans Wednesday
  9. Danger: After Wasting $444M, Kahoolawe Funding gains urgency
  10. ‘We’re anti-Longliners’: OHA wants to be Co-Trustee in world’s largest protected marine area
  11. Solar funding program fails to match hype
  12. We have a warped sense of fiscal reality down at the Legislature
  13. Hawaii: Easy to Change Your Name Here

Saturday, June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Office of Maunakea Management: 16 Years of Stewardship
  2. Hawaii Dairy Farms Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  3. Meet Col Shirlene Ostrov, Republican Candidate for Congressional District 1
  4. Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses
  5. Hawaii Wine Tax: $1.38 Per Gallon
  6. Thanks to Hawaii Legislators, You Can’t Get a Mortgage
  7. State agency is sued over TMT judge
  8. Caldwell Fails Again: After Six Months Hardly Anyone Gets an ADU Permit
  9. Six Months and $750K Later, Still No Homeless Shelter
  10. State PUC proposes credits for renewable-power program
  11. ESSA: Leftists Sense Opportunity in Ige’s Education Taskforce 
  12. Kaaihue: Convicted Welfare Cheat Running for Congress Angers Community with Signs
  13. More than 100 Army National Guard Members prepare for deployment to ‘Undisclosed Location’


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Hawaii GOP Announces Delegation to Republican National Convention
by News Release Thursday, June 30, 2016

...the Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Quicken Loans Arena from July 18-21....


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Hawaii Homelessness Grows 4%—Mostly on Big Island, Kauai
by News Release Thursday, June 30, 2016

...Homeless growth on Maui and Oahu less than 1%....


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Hawaii Hi Tech Darling Mbloom Collapses After Feds Arrest ‘Porn King’ in $60M Indian Tribe Ripoff
by Andrew Walden Thursday, June 30, 2016

And the 'fortunate sons' of John F Kerry and Joe Biden are involved, too....


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Ige Appoints New PUC Commissioner, Secures 2-1 Majority Against NextEra
by Andrew Walden Thursday, June 30, 2016

...Iwase said he is hopeful a decision could come by next week--but not in the next two days....


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Hawaii Campaign Spending: Judge Reverses Medieval Punishment for 15th Century Campaign Contribution
by News Release Wednesday, June 29, 2016

...the violation itself was caused by a glitch in CSC software....


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Study: Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
by News Article Wednesday, June 29, 2016

...the costs can add up to as much as $57,772 per year in Hawaii....


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HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
by News Release Wednesday, June 29, 2016

...this act allows for the use of state special purpose revenue bonds to be used to finance publicly owned energy cooperatives....


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Esther Kiaaina Cuts Micronesia Funding, Forcing Migrants to Come to USA
by News Article Wednesday, June 29, 2016

...OIA has simply withheld the money, or routed funds to projects outside the FAS. Predictably, this has fueled the exodus....


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Single Payer Activists to Target Hawaii for Socialist Medicine?
by News Article Wednesday, June 29, 2016

...single-payer advocates are focusing on individual states....


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Sand Island Homeless Center Moves 61 Homeless into Permanent Housing
by News Release Wednesday, June 29, 2016

...The facility has since served 173 individuals, 61 of which have successfully transitioned into stable housing situations....


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Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii - Neil Mellen...


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Irresponsible: Caldwell Moves for 10 Month Delay on Rail Recovery Plan
by News Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Will Feds Withhold a Third Year of Financing Before HART Gets Around to Writing Financial Plan?
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Transgender Insurance Mandate Among 12 Bills Ige Signing Today
by News Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016

State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room....


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DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
by News Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016

...An average household in Hawaii County spent an average of $51,700 in 2014....


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Feds Demand Arrest of Tugboat after Giant Golf Ball Mishap
by News Article Tuesday, June 28, 2016

... Justice Department has demanded the arrest, condemnation and sale of the tugboat Maulani, which snagged an undersea cable in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor and shut down the Electronic Harbor Security System ....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 28, 2016
by Congress .org Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations 
House: Veto Override on Fiduciary Rule 
House: Fiscal 2016 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Conference Report 

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Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
by News Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016

...HB2501 provides time to transition to a process that ensures water is distributed fairly in accordance with the public trust doctrine....


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Study: Hawaii is Number One in Teacher Absenteeism
by News Article Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"Hawaii has…80 schools where 90% of teachers are absent ten days or more."


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Honolulu Charter Commission Sets Community Meetings
by News Release Tuesday, June 28, 2016

...meetings are set between now and July 7....


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Hawaii Federalist Society: Supreme Court Term in Review
by Robert Thomas Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:30am


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Matson launches new foreign flag service
by Michael Hansen Tuesday, June 28, 2016

With this new service, Matson will be competing with several shipping companies offering direct services from the USWC to South Pacific Island destinations....


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Major Unions Endorse Djou for Mayor
by News Release Monday, June 27, 2016

...The unions endorsing Djou were the first unions to support Kirk Caldwell for mayor in 2010 and backed Caldwell again in 2012....


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Ige: Intent to Veto 9 Bills
by News Release Monday, June 27, 2016

On July 12, any measure that has not been signed or vetoed by Gov. Ige will become law with or without his signature....


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Ige: Captive Insurance Shunts $1.26B to Local Bankers
by News Release Monday, June 27, 2016

Since enabling legislation was enacted into law on May 29, 1986....


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The Surprisingly Sudden Demise of the Anti-GMO Movement
by News Article Sunday, June 26, 2016
How did this happen so quickly?
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Condominium and Community Associations: File or Else!
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 26, 2016

Someone needs to take remedial action before the thermonuclear bomb hits....


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Best states for driving: Hawaii Ranks 15th
by News Release Sunday, June 26, 2016

...CarInsurance.com ranked states on eight metrics to identify which ones are more favorable for motorists....


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Hawaii Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals
by News Release Saturday, June 25, 2016

...the bill took effect immediately upon Ige's approval....


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Hawaii Access to Justice Conference 2016
by News Release Saturday, June 25, 2016

...held on June 24, 2016, at the William S. Richardson School of Law....


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Marijuana License Scores: DoH Reveals Which Cronies Just Don’t Make the Grade
by News Release Saturday, June 25, 2016

...DOH today released the scores and ranking of the applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses....


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Rail: Building To The Nowhere Of Middle?
by Robert Thomas Friday, June 24, 2016

...omit the most densely populated, and therefore the most useful, portion of the route....


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In the Beginning, Rail Cost Only $3B
by Grassroot Institute Friday, June 24, 2016

Early in the effort to determine a mass transit alternative for Oahu, city officials announced that the rail project would likely cost a little more than $3 billion....


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Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
by News Article Friday, June 24, 2016

20 years ago, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that an agreement between the County of Hawaii and a private contractor for the operation of a county landfill violated civil service laws....


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Hawaii Passes First of Its Kind Gun Legislation
by News Article Friday, June 24, 2016

"The lawful acquisition, possession, carrying, or use of a firearm does not justify subjecting citizens to ongoing monitoring," the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action....


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Conviction Tossed: How They Get Away in Soft on Crime Hawaii
by News Article Friday, June 24, 2016

"If people didn't upset me, I wouldn't have to punch them...."


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Oppression of Education
by Joni Kamiya Friday, June 24, 2016

...it’s clear who the real oppressors are....


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Djou: Rail Mess is a Pure Failure of Leadership
by Charles Djou Friday, June 24, 2016

...the Honolulu rail system cost could now reach as high as almost $11 bil. from the original projected cost of $5.2 bil....


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Molasses Spill Very Profitable for Aha Moku Council
by News Release Thursday, June 23, 2016

...spill settlement funding to support Aha Moku for the next fiscal year....


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Ige Signs Rap Back: Hawaii Gun Owners to be Placed in FBI Database
by News Release Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rifle Association: “High Likelihood of Legal Action”....


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Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
by News Release Thursday, June 23, 2016

All public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Hawaiian Electric Companies' service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software....


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Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki: Feds Declare Open Season
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...a call for information and nominations to gauge the wind industry’s interest in commercial wind leases in two areas offshore Oahu....


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Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...Council members Carol Fukunaga, Ann Kobayashi and Ron Menor on a follow-up trip to review Seattle’s homeless projects, including hygiene centers and government-sanctioned tent cities....


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Child Well-Being: Hawaii Ranks 23rd
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book....


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Fed Wreck Plan B
by Video Video Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Danner pushing for the US DoI Office of Native Hawaiian Relations to be located in Honolulu, not DC....


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Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Lobbyist 'Gifts' to Legislators
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...Hanabusa pointed out that the same issues underlying the disagreement over teacher travel and education trips are also involved in applying the gift provisions of the ethics code to legislators....


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DOCARE Chief Forced Out—Retaliation for Investigating DLNR Corruption, Theft of Guns
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...in a June 16 letter, Case said she was not extending Friel's employment past his six-month probation period....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 21, 2016
by Congress .org Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization 
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations 
House: IRS and Free Speech 
House: Fiscal 2017 Defense Appropriations

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Feral Cats Kill More Seabirds -- No Eradication Planned
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...Last week, researchers discovered the bodies of six endangered Hawaiian Petrels at a remote breeding colony in Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, Kauai....


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DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

...aerial shooting from helicopters of feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids....


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Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
by News Release Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tenants and landlords are being pointed to resources designed to prevent disputes from escalating to eviction....


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HGEA Announces Primary Election Endorsements
by News Release Tuesday, June 21, 2016

...the state’s largest labor union, announced its endorsed candidates for the 2016 Primary Election today....


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Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation
by News Release Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ige today signed a fifth supplemental proclamation on homelessness, which will remain in effect until August....


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Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
by Grassroot Institute Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year....


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Study: Hawaii Ex-Con Recidivism 48.9%
by News Release Monday, June 20, 2016

This study is comprised of 2,464 offenders from the Fiscal Year 2012 cohort....


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Rail Recovery Plan? Feds Explain How Rail Systems Blow Budget
by Andrew Walden Monday, June 20, 2016

HART began talking publicly about a “Recovery Plan” only this month even though FTA rules apparently required a Recovery Plan since late 2014....


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Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
by Cynthia Thielen Monday, June 20, 2016

...filing an official rulemaking petition demanding that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules....


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Trustee: OHA Wasted $33M on Akaka Bill
by Kelii Akina Monday, June 20, 2016

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Leina’ala Ahu Isa has issued a statement on her Facebook page that OHA spent $33 million on the Akaka Bill....


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Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
by Charles Djou Monday, June 20, 2016

The newspaper characterized Caldwell's decision-making as "political expediency" driven by his re-election campaign....


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Meet the Environmental Protest Industry
by Joni Kamiya Sunday, June 19, 2016

They have spread misinformation on everything from GMOs, the Superferry, TMT, and now the ocean monument....


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Big Oil, OHA, and Brian Schatz team up to Give Hawaii Fishermen the Shaft
by Joni Kamiya Sunday, June 19, 2016

... big oil is funding these ocean closures worldwide ....


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CD1: U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
by News Release Sunday, June 19, 2016

She is a new face to Hawaii politics, but she is no stranger to the arena in Washington, DC, where she served as a Congressional liaison for the U.S. Transportation Command....


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Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, June 19, 2016

Hawaii Ranked in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom....


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Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, June 19, 2016

“We looked at the payroll from July 2014 to June 2015"


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Fatherhood, Poverty, and the “Post-Marriage Society”
by Heritage Foundation Sunday, June 19, 2016

A wedding ring on Dad's finger is more than a symbol of his commitment to Mom. It also proves to be the ultimate anti-poverty weapon for their children....


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Charter School Corruption Mirrors State Government
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, June 19, 2016

Many agencies relish the ability to spend public money with little or no accountability....


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Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
by Kym Pine Sunday, June 19, 2016

leaders are making serious decisions on changing the rail route without publicly analyzing facts or figures on how the change will affect the ridership numbers....


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Mayor Becomes Incoherent
by Charles Djou Sunday, June 19, 2016

Over the past 48-hours the mayor's policy on rail swung wildly in a display of uneven and poorly constructed leadership....


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Rail: Easy Ways to Save Millions without Cutting Line Short
by Andrew Walden Sunday, June 19, 2016

This is the third artificial rail crisis Caldwell has ginned up to push a tax hike....


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Rail: Caldwell’s Flip-Flop Opens Door to Lawsuits by Property Owners Targeted by HART
by Robert Thomas Saturday, June 18, 2016

...if a taking is abandoned or dismissed prior to final judgment, the condemnor is on the hook for "damages."....


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Fake Indian Tribe: OHA Legal Shell Game Copied from Southern Segregationists
by Robert Thomas Saturday, June 18, 2016

...his argument allowed careful listeners to see the analogy to Jim Crow southern governments....


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