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Saturday, May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. “Rap Back”: A New Federal Firearm Registry
  2. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 27, 2016
  3. 9 misdirected arguments against GMOs
  4. April 2016: Visitor Expenditures Decline 1.1 Percent
  5. Regents to Vote on New UH Cancer Center Director
  6. Shadow Boxing With the Supreme Court: TMT Joins In Call For New Contested Case Officer
  7. Mass Hysteria: Kauai group finds no harms tied to pesticide use
  8. Hawaii Democrats to Vote on Anti-GMO Resolutions
  9. Will Protesters Block Badly Needed Lunatic Asylum?
  10. Big Island Water Dept Pays $20M/Year for Electricity
  11. Solar Costs Ratepayers $38.5M

Friday, May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. UH Report: 14,954 Homeless Seek Help – 24% from Mainland
  2. Who Runs Hawaii Democratic Party—Mafia or Hare Krishna Cult?
  3. Dumb and Dumber: Hanabusa vs Brickwood Galuteria for Congress?
  4. Who Will Ride Rail? How Do We Know?
  5. Star-Adv: Homelessness is Ige’s Problem -- Leadership MIA
  6. Legislature’s Multi-Million-Dollar Grant Program Remains ‘Mysterious’
  7. To Stop NextEra Iwase Has to Stall PUC for only 7 More Days
  8. Lawsuit: Another Hawaii Tech Company Accused of Fraud
  9. High costs hold back home-building activity
  10. DoE News: Head Lice Allowed, SPED Student Bruised by Principal
  11. Ige Discusses Various Mass Psychoses at Kauai Meeting
  12. Police stepping up drugged driving enforcement ahead of marijuana dispensaries
  13. HuffPo: Gay Buddafield Cult Moves to Hawaii

Thursday, May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. After One Month as HART Chair, Hanabusa flees to run for Congress
  2. Ethics: Hawaii DoT Capital Improvements Director in Bed with Parsons Brinckerhoff–Literally
  3. Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals of Any State
  4. Billions of Dollars Later, Veterans Health Administration Still Failing
  5. Jones Act Worsens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis
  6. Hawaii Democrat Insiders Scheme to Block Sanders Supporters
  7. Djou still weighing potential run for Takai's seat, but party already all in
  8. Dillingham Rail: Hanabusa Caught Flatfooted (Again)
  9. HART Role a Liability to Hanabusa
  10. UH files motion to remove hearings officer in Thirty Meter Telescope case
  11. Kahuku Rallies to Stop Latest Wind Farm Scheme
  12. No Martin Mayoral Decision Yet
  13. Corruption: Will PUC Renew Sandwich Isles Certification?
  14. Pesticide Report Proves Anti-GMO Activists are Liars and Frauds
  15. Kauai Vehicle Tax Vacuums $5.5M from Consumers Pockets
  16. Hawaii is an absurdly expensive state to live in
  17. Solar Schemers Claim Hawaiian Electric could hit some rooftop solar caps next month

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Ethics Ruling: Sen Josh Green Secretly Living in Honolulu Since 2005
  2. Election Office Admits ‘Mistakes Were Made’
  3. $500M: Obama Raids Zika Budget to Finance UN Climate Change Fund
  4. Hawaii GOP Chair Comments on Party Convention
  5. Connecting the dots between Jones Act and EL FARO sinking
  6. HART to Shift Rail to Nimitz?
  7. Supreme Court seems poised to order changes at the Office of Elections
  8. Who Raised Money During Session?
  9. Bloomberg: If Iwase Can Stall the PUC beyond June 3, NextEra More Likely to Walk Away
  10. 700 Comments on DoE Strategic Plan
  11. 25% of Hawaii Emergency Room Admissions Related to Methamphetamines
  12. HMSA to Pay Doctors to not See You
  13. Pesticide Report Calls For Monitoring, Cites Lack of Evidence behind anti-Pesticide Hysteria
  14. Trying to Spin the High Cost of UPW-Controlled Prisons

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Charter Commission Proposal: Eliminate Neighborhood Boards
  2. If Ige Signs SB2954--Hawaii Could Be First to Put Gun Owners in Federal Database
  3. Full Text: Attorney General Asks 9th Circuit to Lift Stay on Maui Memorial Privatization
  4. Fukumoto Helps Her Reelection Chances by Loudly Denouncing Trump
  5. Hawaii Republicans Must Have Elected Leaders to Spare
  6. Superdelegates: Hawaii Democrats too stupid to decide who should be president
  7. Stanley Chang to Run for Congress?
  8. Rail: All Fingers Point at Taxpayer
  9. Kill Rail Now and Waste $1.74B Less
  10. Star-Adv: Neighborhood boards are valuable
  11. Thompson Charter School: Criminal Charges Filed, AG Investigates Money-Laundering  
  12. Nepotistic IBEW boss says he will retire (again)
  13. Secret Insurance Div Report Shows 71% of HMSA Policies Illegal
  14. HTA: We Have Plan to Keep the $5M Taxpayers gave us for Pro Bowl
  15. Rent, Subdivision Issues Confound Efforts To Fix DLNR’s Revocable Permit Mess
  16. Drunk-driving arrests, court cases decline Thanks to Hawaii Supreme Court
  17. Arcade owners re-indicted as prosecutors try again to get gambling convictions
  18. Hawaii`s On Bill Financing Program Killed off by Low Energy Prices
  19. HELCO Says Hu Honua “Woefully Inaccurate and Misleading”
  20. Kauai: Animal Liberation Nuts So Extreme Even PETA Doesn’t Want Them

Monday, May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
  2. Hawaii Seniors’ Income: Say 'aloha' to a good retirement
  3. Video Sales Pitch Helps Convince Hawaii Patients to Die Cheaply
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 23, 2016
  5. Charter proposal: Abolish neighborhood boards on Oahu
  6. Hawaii Lawmakers Again Balk At Ethics, Lobbying Reform
  7. AG launches of criminal probe into alleged misspending by ex-Bishop Museum CEO
  8. Hawaii Supreme Court skeptical of Office of Elections
  9. Money from California Behind Hawaii Anti-GMO Activists
  10. Legislature to Ige: Homelessness is Your Problem, Now

Sunday, May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Djou ‘Thinking About’ Run for Congress as Republican Convention Meets
  2. HSTA announces recommendations for Hawaii State House and Senate primary races
  3. Honolulu Rail: It Just Keeps Getting Worse
  4. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Big Island Council Candidate’s Eligibility
  5. Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
  6. How Taxes Work
  7. UHERO Releases County Economic Forecasts
  8. Staged? Rail Budget Blowout at core of case for More GE Tax Hikes
  9. Probate Court announces three Kamehameha Schools trustee finalists
  10. DoE: We’re out--Ige, HSTA Own School Accountability Issue
  11. Solar leasing worse than a barrel of oil
  12. Gangs of Homeless Vandalize Electrical Lines to Charge their Laptops, Phones
  13. Bumbling Anti-GMO Activists Can’t Figure out Which End of Plant to Stick in Ground
  14. Suicide Tops Hawaii Democrats Program for Kupuna

Saturday, May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. PUEO Hawaiians Support Telescope
  2. Hawaiians Lobby DC Against Fake Indian Tribe
  3. The NFL Pro Bowl Is Moving to Orlando
  4. Hawaii Republican State Convention Set for May 21
  5. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 20, 2016
  6. Will Hanabusa Jump into CD1 Race to Escape HART Deathtrap?
  7. Prosecutor Kaneshiro Trying to Save Police Chief, and Deputy Prosecutor
  8. Pro-telescope Hawaiians seek hearing participation
  9. State attorney general files motion asking court to lift injunction on Maui hospitals
  10. Supreme Court Justices Slam Scott Nago: “Fundamental right to vote is being denied”
  11. HTA Incompetent Sports Management
  12. Iwase: I Will Stall PUC Until Merger Votes are Gone
  13. Child welfare social worker shortage leads to high caseload
  14. Family of autistic McKinley High School student sues over claims son is being forced to graduate


Friday, May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Floating Windfarm Electricity Costs More Than Double
  2. Full Text: Eric Gill Sued by Local 5 Dissidents
  3. Bankruptcy for Code Rebel: Yet Another Hawaii High Tech Tax Credit Implosion
  4. DoH: Marijuana Licensees Scored
  5. Auditor: Ag Department Still Not Checking Weights, Measures
  6. CD1: ‘Djou Would be a Great candidate’
  7. Three weeks before the regular candidate filing deadline
  8. Court order ‘devastating’ to transition
  9. State addicted to spending, and unions among enablers
  10. City prosecutor, police brass testify in FBI probe into police chief
  11. EMS Forced to Respond to Emergencies in Personal Vehicle Because Caldwell Won’t Fix Ambulances
  12. Could light rail help train reach Ala Moana and beyond?
  13. Maui: Arakawa Takes Stand Against Activists’ Latest Attempt at Seizure of Ag Land
  14. Study: GMOs not behind health woes
  15. County Manager: Council’s Secret Power Grab
  16. The NFL Pro Bowl Is Moving to Orlando
  17. Ganot’s contract extension: Regents Squirm to Avoid Responsibility for Next UH Debacle
  18. Nobody Applies to be State Ethics Director
  19. LNG Plan Would Reduce Oil Imports 80%, Cut Electric Bills
  20. Developer of unfinished $225M Hawaii biomass plant goes after HELCO
  21. Hawaii Supreme Court hears case involving 2012 ballot problems
  22. Star-Adv: Mega High School Needed for Kapolei

Thursday, May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Rep Takai Will Not Seek Reelection
  2. Hawaiian Electric: Natural Gas Can Save Ratepayers $3.7B
  3. Police Commission: We Will Never Do Anything About Kealoha
  4. AG Opens Criminal Investigation into Gross Nepotism, Union Finances
  5. UH: Unfathomable Cronyism Benefits Insiders in the Know
  6. The case for stopping rail construction at Middle Street
  7. LNG: Enviros Need to Block NextEra Merger to Keep Electric Rates High
  8. Standardized testing to no longer be part of teacher assessment
  9. Kauai Council rejects GE Tax hike
  10. Caldwell Grinds Ethics Office Down to One Investigator
  11. Hawaii Brothel Owner Pays Police $10K/month for Protection
  12. DoE Provides Free Pornos to 600 Elementary School Students

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Temporary Injunction Blocks Maui Hospital Privatization
  2. BoE Strips Student Performance out of Teacher Evaluations
  3. Full Text: Robin Danner Tries to Evict Jade Danner from Hawaiian Homelands
  4. With HC&S Closing Anyway, A&B Settles Cane Burning Lawsuit
  5. Jalousie Work: After 10 Years Union Lawsuit Ends
  6. Hawaii Painters Business Agent Pleads Guilty in $1.5M Theft
  7. Court Advances Suit by Dead Informant's Mom
  8. Will State Senate go 100% Democrat?
  9. Star-Adv: Veto rich deal that hurts ERS
  10. HART to submit new rail proposal to FTA within 60-90 days
  11. CSEA’s Failings
  12. Transparency Can Help UPW Gain Control of More Prisoners
  13. It's been a rough week for anti-GMO activists
  14. Anti-GMO Crackpots Gather 11,500 Signatures for Plan to Seize Maui, Molokai, Lanai Farmland from Rightful Owners
  15. TSA Jamming up Airport Lines to Push Funding thru Congress
  16. Maui cane burning settlement reached
  17. Pinky Thompson Charter school principal, employee arrested for alleged tampering
  18. Mandatory Transsexual Training for all DoE Students and Faculty
  19. Civil Beat: Political Correctness is Great, We Love It

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: FTA Statement on Rail—$8 Billion Dollars and 8 More Years
  2. Rep Gene Ward Seeks Reelection to State House—Slom to File for Senate
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  4. Audit: DoE Claims to be ‘Financially Responsible’
  5. Auditor: HTA Lacks Cohesive Marketing Plan
  6. Big Q: When it comes to your health insurance, what’s been the most notable change?
  7. Rail: Does Colbert Matsumoto Have Conflicts of Interest?
  8. Charter Proposal Would Keep HART Away from Rail Operations and Maintenance
  9. Political Insiders Can begin Selling Marijuana July 1
  10. Kealohas mailbox: “A frame-up of a defendant for a specific reason”
  11. TMT Pre-Hearing Generates Excuses for Supreme Court to Use
  12. Another Secret UH budget Proviso: Moves Film Studio to UH West Oahu Campus
  13. Hawaii Supreme Court hands Privatization a setback with garbage UPW ruling
  14. Oahu’s Future: 757 square miles of Rusting Wind Junk
  15. Obama’s Gift to Honolulu: 282 More Mentally Ill, AIDS infected Homeless on the Streets
  16. Hawaii schools struggle to help growing number of homeless students
  17. Crushed by Political Correctness, In Hawaii and nationally, boys falling behind in school
  18. New analysis looks at San Francisco housing costs
  19. Ag Shipments Down Statewide
  20. Hawaii County: Lunatics Attack Styrofoam Again
  21. Military Prosecutors Charge Bisexual: Murdered Wife, Worked as Gay Prostitute, Collected Kiddie Porn

Monday, May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. $10 Billion Is the Ultimate Price Tag for Honolulu's Rail Boondoggle
  2. Full Text: Interior Department Issues Rule on Procedures to Amend Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
  3. Study: Feds Grip on Hawaii Tightens 41%
  4. Report: Hawaii State-Funded Pre-K Serves only 365 Students
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 16, 2016
  6. Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 15 Successful Graduates
  7. Big Q: Should transgender students in public schools be allowed to use bathrooms matching their so-called gender identity?
  8. Obama's Hiroshima visit may open Pandora's box
  9. Hospital Privatization: Vested Employees Score $366,500 each in Freebies
  10. Cronyism: Contractors ‘Pre-Qualified’ for $100M Cool Schools Bonanza
  11. Is Hanabusa Competent to Clamp Down on HART Spending?
  12. HAWAIIANS OPPOSE U.S. PUSH TO CREATE HAWAI`I TRIBAL NATION
  13. Ahakuelo sold IBEW HQ, Used Money to Buy Beach House
  14. Kauai Council to discuss GE Tax Hike Wednesday
  15. Dedication and first service held at Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial
  16. Anti-GMO Hysteria Drives up Cost of Cane Sugar
  17. Schizophrenic from California Chooses to Live Homeless in Kailua-Kona
  18. Nonprofits seek funding to keep Homeless AIDS Patients housed
  19. The ‘Brutal Reality’ Of Owning A Condo In Hawaii
  20. Capitol Pools Reflect Accurately on Legislature

Sunday, May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Hawaii Republicans–Political Kingmakers?
  2. Telescope to Avoid "Death By A Thousand Days?"
  3. Organically Grown Tax Credits on Way to Governor
  4. Video: The Jones Act, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii
  5. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 13, 2016
  6. Feds:  Honolulu’s rail line could cost $8.1B
  7. Given a chance to raise tax, county officials back away
  8. Questioning Caldwell’s campaign theme
  9. Provisos: Secret and Anonymous Legislation for Hawaii
  10. Legislators cast lot with pot for isles’ medical care woes
  11. Hawaii Marijuana Regs Designed “to replace one Cartel with Another”
  12. Homeless ranks swell, frustrate business sector in Kona Old Industrial Area
  13. Hawaii Needs Mental Health Emergency Rooms
  14. Na Wai Ola faces possible loss of charter
  15. Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets final OK, heads to closing
  16. Hawaii AIDS Cases from Mainland

Saturday, May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Obama Admin Orders Hawaii Schools to Let Trannies Hang out in Bathrooms
  2. How much do federal regulations cost Hawaii?
  3. When Classrooms Get Too Hot, Laie Parents Take Matters into Their Own Hands
  4. State of Hawaii Files First Lawsuit Relating to Faulty Takata Airbags
  5. UHERO: How State Shares Transient Accommodation Tax With Counties
  6. Kaiser Names New Leadership for Privatized Maui Hospitals
  7. Taxpayer Funded Hawaii Tech Maven Pitches Abject Failure to Silicon Valley Investors
  8. No timetable for TMT sublease review
  9. Sanders Supporters Urge Hawaii Superdelegates to be more … uh … Democratic
  10. Memorial For Fallen Officers Defaced
  11. Maui Council Considers Gas, Biodiesel Tax Hike
  12. Maui Corporation Counsel Discloses Thousands in Gambling Winnings

Friday, May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Full Text: IBEW International Details Charges Against Ahakuelo
  2. Elections: Supreme Court to hear Green Party Suit Against Scott Nago
  3. McDermott calls for special session to address Campbell HS construction funds
  4. Mediator Peter Adler appointed to serve on Caldwell’s Ethics Commission
  5. E-Scrips: New York First to Adopt Common Sense Solution to Opioid Abuse
  6. Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki? Feds Coming to Honolulu for Public Hearing
  7. Dollar Worth only $0.86 in Hawaii, the most expensive state
  8. Nepotism?  ‘Its Part of What We Do’
  9. “You Lied to Us Again” – Rail Costs Jump Another $350M
  10. Rail Governance is now on Charter Commission Agenda with Lobbyist at Helm
  11. Caldwell's Double Standard: Let Kealoha Keep his Job After Admitting he is Under Investigation
  12. Kealoha Lawyer Targets Officers Testifying Against Chief
  13. Carlisle Announces Pro-Rail Mayoral Candidacy
  14. How HECO Power Supply Study Designed to Promote Inter-Island Cable
  15. NYT: Keaau Plant Helps Biofuel Industry Cover Up Environmental Damage
  16. Acting Skills Pry Money out of Legislature
  17. Park marred by homeless? Let’s spend a jillion dollars!
  18. $50,000 Per Toilet for Homeless
  19. HCDA Giveaway to Developers: Reduced Parking Space Requirements for Condos
  20. Blood Bank Tries To Prepare For Potential Zika Outbreak

Thursday, May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Energy: Banking on Wind and Solar Keeps Hawaii Dependent on Oil
  2. Act 48: Enviro Disputes Go Directly to Supreme Court
  3. Open letter to Greenpeace: Jones Act Behind Lower Environmental Standards in US
  4. Lockheed under Navy scrutiny for troubled Littoral Combat Ship program
  5. After 50 Years of Empty Promises, Democrats Finally Let a Few Filipino WW2 Vets Bring Family into USA
  6. Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
  7. Police chief's newly-hired defense attorney Finally admits there is an investigation: 'We expect indictment'
  8. Embattled local IBEW leader rescinds retirement
  9. Hawaii AG Investigated Auditor’s Office Before Recent Shakeup
  10. Chun-Oakland Chased out of Senate by Lobbying Laws
  11. Judge allows workplace case against Duckworth to go to trial
  12. Kauai GE Tax Hike opposition rises
  13. Greenmail: OHA Gaining More Control Over Geothermal Royalties
  14. Geothermal to Solar Scammers: You Cut us, we cut your Battery Subsidies
  15. Hawaii Lawmakers To Obama: Don’t Grow Marine Monument for OHA
  16. Kauai Activists Discuss Illegal Action Against Dairy Farm
  17. TMT: Embracing A Future Not Defined By Our Past
  18. Worthless Hawaii Co Council considers extending term limits to 10 years so they can get lifetime Pensions
  19. Report: Honolulu's middle class has grown since 2000, bucking national trend

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Wikileaks: Japan refused Obama Hiroshima Apology
  2. Danner Sisters in DC to Lobby for Fake Indian Tribe Based on Nai Aupuni ‘Constitution’
  3. The Plan to Rescue Hawaii’s Birds with Genetic Engineering
  4. Obesity Rate Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in West Virginia
  5. Honolulu has 3rd-Lowest Mortgage Write Off Rate Nationwide
  6. Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
  7. Telescope turmoil expected to restart Monday
  8. Will Feds Withhold a Third Year of Financing Before HART Gets Around to Writing Financial Plan?
  9. Obama cuts funds to programs for homeless with HIV/AIDS, mental illness
  10. Planning to Dump Matayoshi: Ige Blocks State Superintendent from education task force
  11. Lawsuit: Nepotistic Union Boss Tried to Hire Hit-man to Kill Critics
  12. Hawaiian Electric Stockholders Betting on Approval of Merger
  13. State could close fiscal year with retirement fund deficit
  14. Ethics? Kenoi Cronies Continue to Stall for Time
  15. Priced Out of Paradise: Rising college tuition leaves more grads with big loan debt
  16. Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial finished, six years in making
  17. Soft on Crime: Maui Man accused of slashing wife's throat was arrested after 1991 shooting, but never prosecuted
  18. Hawaii public schools struggle to provide athletes with top-rated helmets
  19. Lifeguards: Maui Council vs. HGEA

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Laughable: HB2085 Would Have Banned Gasoline-and Diesel-Powered Vehicles
  2. Survey: Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
  3. Getting Old? Hawaii 7th Best Place to be
  4. Variable Electric Pricing: What a Difference a Rate Makes
  5. UHERO: Hawaii Innovation Matters
  6. BYUH One of 20 Best Education Schools in US
  7. After more than a decade of West Coast disruptions, shippers are wising up
  8. 43% of State Legislators Unchallenged in Election
  9. Kauai, Maui Power Grab Would Abolish Mayor Put Council in Control
  10. Will Ige Veto Gut n Replace Giveaway to Anti-GMO Activists?
  11. Legislator’s Anonymous Proviso Pushing UH School of Education off Manoa Campus?
  12. Bishop Museum Run into Ground by Lazy, Incompetent Directors
  13. UH researchers frustrated by biolab's lengthy closure
  14. Future of Oahu's biggest and most efficient power plant in limbo
  15. Ahakuleo Family Drew $527K in Annual Salaries from Local 1260 IBEW
  16. Financial probe underway at IBEW Local 1260
  17. Medicated Dopers Tinker With Marijuana Laws
  18. 22,677 Warnings for Homeless who Continue to Refuse Shelter
  19. HUD Cuts Hawaii Homeless Funding
  20. Gay Inc Leaves Homeless Hawaii AIDS Patients in Lurch

Monday, May 09, 2016
May 9, 2016 News Read
Andrew Walden
  1. Complete List: All Bills that Passed the Legislature in 2016
  2. Hawaii Family Forum: Final Report for 2016 Legislative Session
  3. HB1689 Gut n Replace: $2M in Tax Credits for ‘Organic’ Pretend Farmer/Activists
  4. DHHL gets its funding; now it must deliver
  5. KCC hullaballoo comes to an end, until next time
  6. Funding anti-geothermal hype study?
  7. What’s The Honolulu Board of Water Supply Trying Hide?
  8. Union Organized Kauai Monopoly Marijuana Dealer Expects to Hire 40
  9. Audit to focus on state’s civil forfeiture program that some pan as property ‘ransom’


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Two Arrests: Corruption Bust Strikes at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe
by Andrew Walden Saturday, May 28, 2016

...what the powers that be look for when they pick the the future generations of leadership for Hawaii....


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Memorial Day Events Statewide
by Andrew Walden Saturday, May 28, 2016

...Memorial Day Commemorations Statewide....


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“Rap Back”: A New Federal Firearm Registry
by News Release Saturday, May 28, 2016

The primary intended use of “Rap Back” appears to be for persons on probation, those who are the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation--and now for Hawaii gun owners ....


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Regents to Vote on New UH Cancer Center Director
by News Release Saturday, May 28, 2016

“He can be instrumental in our efforts to keep the UH Cancer Center NCI-designated"


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Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 27, 2016
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 27, 2016

Hanabusa, Galuteria & Lei Ahu Isa pull papers to run for CD1 -- Tuesday June 7 is last day to file ....


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9 misdirected arguments against GMOs
by News Article Friday, May 27, 2016

...many arguments are put forth on why GMOs are “bad” and should be avoided. However, many of these arguments are not about GMOs, but rather, are issues that we’re facing in modern agriculture and in our economy....


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April 2016: Visitor Expenditures Decline 1.1 Percent
by News Release Friday, May 27, 2016

...but total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands increased 3.4 percent from a year ago to 700,573 visitors....


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UH Report: 14,954 Homeless Seek Help – 24% from Mainland
by News Article Friday, May 27, 2016

...The increase was highest among unaccompanied homeless adults: 8,250 accessed services in FY 2015....


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Ethics: Hawaii DoT Capital Improvements Director in Bed with Parsons Brinckerhoff–Literally
by News Release Thursday, May 26, 2016

...her spouse was employed by Parsons as a Vice President and was Parsons’ principal consultant and a point of contact for 12 DOT Parsons Projects....


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Billions of Dollars Later, Veterans Health Administration Still Failing
by NCPA NCPA Thursday, May 26, 2016

The results are pretty bad, according to a report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta....


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Jones Act Worsens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis
by Michael Hansen Thursday, May 26, 2016

...Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Rooted in History of Feds’ Anti-Trade Policies....


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Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals of Any State
by News Release Thursday, May 26, 2016

In Hawaii the two-bedroom housing wage is $34.22/hr ....


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After One Month as HART Chair, Hanabusa flees to run for Congress
by Andrew Walden Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hanabusa is an opportunist. She gave up her House seat to achieve something bigger and better in the Senate, but she lost....


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Hawaii Democratic Convention This Weekend
by News Release Wednesday, May 25, 2016

...May 28th and May 29th, at the Sheraton Waikiki....


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Hawaii one of only 14 States to Tax the Dead
by News Article Wednesday, May 25, 2016

...In addition to the federal estate tax of 40 percent....


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Connecting the dots between Jones Act and EL FARO sinking
by Michael Hansen Wednesday, May 25, 2016

...the connection between the Jones Act, the age of the ship, and likely causes the ship was lost....


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Ethics Ruling: Sen Josh Green Secretly Living in Honolulu Since 2005
by News Release Wednesday, May 25, 2016

... Josh Green Lives and Works on Oahu but Says he Still Occasionally Visits his Kona District ....


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Hawaii GOP Chair Comments on Party Convention
by News Release Wednesday, May 25, 2016

...325 Republican delegates up over 60% from the 2015 state convention....


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Election Office Admits ‘Mistakes Were Made’
by Robert Thomas Wednesday, May 25, 2016

After A Judicial Feeding Frenzy, The Hawaii Supreme Court Searches For Rules To Fix The Office Of Elections....


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$500M: Obama Raids Zika Budget to Finance UN Climate Change Fund
by Heritage Foundation Tuesday, May 24, 2016

...the Obama administration already has the authority to pay for a Zika response from existing agency budgets, but chose not to....


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SB2954--Hawaii Could Be First to Put Gun Owners in Federal Database
by News Article Tuesday, May 24, 2016

...But only if Gov Ige signs SB2954, now sitting on his desk, into law....


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Full Text: Attorney General Asks 9th Circuit to Lift Stay on Maui Memorial Privatization
by News Release Tuesday, May 24, 2016

...Will HGEA/UPW $40M Shakedown stand up in court?....


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Charter Commission Proposal: Eliminate Neighborhood Boards
by News Release Tuesday, May 24, 2016

...neighborhood boards represent grassroots democracy in its purest form....


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Video Sales Pitch Helps Convince Hawaii Patients to Die Cheaply
by News Release Monday, May 23, 2016

...part of a larger initiative to transform medical care for serious illness in the state of Hawaii....


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Hawaii Seniors’ Income: Say 'aloha' to a good retirement
by News Article Monday, May 23, 2016

...ratios of pre-retirement income that seniors are replacing range from a high of 72.59% in Hawaii to a low of 48.22% in Massachusetts....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 23, 2016
by Congress .org Monday, May 23, 2016
House: Fiscal 2016 Zika Response Appropriations 
House: Fiscal 2017 Defense Authorization 
House: Fiscal 2017 Military-Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations

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Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
by News Article Monday, May 23, 2016

...For the sixth year in a row Hawaii was named the worst state to make a living for its 68.6 percent higher cost of living than the national average....


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UHERO Releases County Economic Forecasts
by News Release Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hawaii’s four counties are moving steadily forward, accommodating new visitors, restoring lost jobs, and growing household incomes....


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Honolulu Rail: It Just Keeps Getting Worse
by News Article Sunday, May 22, 2016

At $2.9 billion this extra cost is nearly $3,000 for every man, woman and child in Honolulu. It is more than $8,500 per household....


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How Taxes Work
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 22, 2016

Every day, ten men go out for dinner....


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Djou ‘Thinking About’ Run for Congress as Republican Convention Meets
by Andrew Walden Sunday, May 22, 2016

Over 300 boisterous Republican delegates met at the Philippine Community Center in Waipahu....


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HSTA announces recommendations for Hawaii State House and Senate primary races
by News Release Sunday, May 22, 2016

The HSTA recommends the following candidates....


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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Big Island Council Candidate’s Eligibility
by Robert Thomas Saturday, May 21, 2016

If there's one thing that makes lawyers sit bolt upright in a sweat at 3 am, it's the prospect of missing a jurisdictional deadline....


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Hawaii Supreme Court Rules on Big Cabbage Case
by Robert Thomas Saturday, May 21, 2016

...the unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court threw out the conviction of the farmer, tagged by Officer Fuiava of Five-O for transporting a load of cabbage uncovered....


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PUEO Hawaiians Support Telescope
by News Release Saturday, May 21, 2016

...to dispel the myth that all Native Hawaiians oppose the project....


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Hawaii Republican State Convention Set for May 21
by News Release Friday, May 20, 2016

...at the Filipino Community Center's Casamina Flores Ballroom in Waipahu....


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Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 20, 2016
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday June 7 is the last day to file ....


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Hawaiians Lobby DC Against Fake Indian Tribe
by News Release Friday, May 20, 2016

Hawaiians have spent this week meeting with U.S. federal officials to oppose a longstanding plan to put Hawaiians into tribal nation status, much like American Indians....


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The NFL Pro Bowl Is Moving to Orlando
by News Article Friday, May 20, 2016

The NFL’s Pro Bowl contract with Hawaii’s tourism authority expires on May 31....


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Floating Windfarm Electricity Costs More Than Double
by News Article Friday, May 20, 2016

Floating turbine foundations cost about eight times more than seafloor-based supports for their conventional counterparts....


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Auditor: Ag Department Still Not Checking Weights, Measures
by Hawaii State Auditor Friday, May 20, 2016

...despite having secured state funding since 2012, the chairperson of the Board of Agriculture has neither re-established nor filled the branch’s program manager and inspector positions....


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Full Text: Eric Gill Sued by Local 5 Dissidents
by News Release Friday, May 20, 2016

...While serving in his capacity as President of Local 5 Plaintiff was suspended from his office in retaliation for criticism of Gill....


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DoH: Marijuana Licensees Scored
by News Release Friday, May 20, 2016

Licensees were selected based on the scoring of 13 merit criteria....


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Bankruptcy for Code Rebel: Yet Another Hawaii High Tech Tax Credit Implosion
by Andrew Walden Friday, May 20, 2016

... How many high-tech tax credit scams must we suffer before legislators and the governor shut off the flow of taxpayer dollars? ....


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Rep Takai Will Not Seek Reelection
by News Release Thursday, May 19, 2016

...I had truly hoped to aggressively fight this cancer while seeking re-election, but I recently learned that my cancer has spread....


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Hawaiian Electric: Natural Gas Can Save Ratepayers $3.7B
by News Release Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Over 8M barrels less oil imported annually
4M tons less greenhouse gas emissions 

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BoE Strips Student Performance out of Teacher Evaluations
by News Release Wednesday, May 18, 2016

"Discarding standardized testing in teacher evaluations"


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Full Text: Robin Danner Evicts Jade Danner from Hawaiian Homelands
by Video Video Wednesday, May 18, 2016

...Who Would Robin Evict If She Was Head Of A US Federally Recognized Hawaiian Tribe?....


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With HC&S Closing Anyway, A&B Settles Cane Burning Lawsuit
by News Release Wednesday, May 18, 2016

...the lawsuit was meritless and the plaintiffs' post-settlement claims are inaccurate....


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Court Advances Suit by Dead Informant's Mom
by News Article Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Keawe Ryder, a 37-year old Kona musician, was found dead in a South Kohala lava field in 2013. He had been shot and hit with a hammer....


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Temporary Injunction Blocks Maui Hospital Privatization
by News Release Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Today’s order lasts only until September 30, 2016, unless sooner terminated by the Court. The Court also ordered the parties to the lawsuit to file a joint status report on or before June 30, 2016....


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Hawaii Painters Business Agent Pleads Guilty in $1.5M Theft
by News Article Wednesday, May 18, 2016

...he diverted client money to his own personal use over a 17-year period....


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Jalousie Work: After 10 Years Union Lawsuit Ends
by News Release Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The dispute began when the painters and glazers’ union complained to the State Contractors License Board that the contractors hired to renovate Lanakila Elementary School in 2005 were installing jalousie windows....


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Full Text: FTA Statement on Rail—$8 Billion Dollars and 8 More Years
by News Release Tuesday, May 17, 2016

...Until FTA receives and approves a revised project cost estimate, schedule, and financial plan which includes a commitment of all of the local funds needed to cover that cost estimate, FTA cannot award the FY2015 or FY2016 increments....


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Auditor: HTA Lacks Cohesive Marketing Plan
by Hawaii State Auditor Tuesday, May 17, 2016

...Follow-Up on Recommendations Made in Report No. 13-09, Audit of Major Contracts and Agreements of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority....


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Audit: DoE Claims to be ‘Financially Responsible’
by News Release Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) has released its Annual Financial Audit for the 2015 fiscal year....


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Rep Gene Ward Seeks Reelection to State House—Slom to File for Senate
by News Release Tuesday, May 17, 2016

...He has been in touch with Sam on almost a daily basis, and said, “Sam is doing just fine and will file his papers tomorrow; his “P & V” numbers (“p…..and vinegar”) are escalating daily and he’s up for his Senate race.”....


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If
by Joni Kamiya Tuesday, May 17, 2016

If we don’t speak up now and take action, Hawaii’s future will be in jeopardy....


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Report: Hawaii State-Funded Pre-K Serves only 365 Students
by News Release Monday, May 16, 2016

In Hawaii, this is the first year the Executive Office on Early Learning’s pre-K program was included in the report....


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Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 16, 2016
by Congress .org Monday, May 16, 2016
Senate: Fiscal 2017 Energy-Water Appropriations 
House: Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force
House: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction

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Hawaii Veterans Treatment Court Celebrates 15 Successful Graduates
by News Release Monday, May 16, 2016

Fifteen veterans have now successfully completed the First Circuit program since it was initiated by Judge Edward Kubo in 2013....


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Full Text: Interior Department Issues Rule on Procedures to Amend Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
by News Release Monday, May 16, 2016

The Department of Interior published the following rule in the Federal Register....


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Study: Feds Grip on Hawaii Tightens 41%
by Grassroot Institute Monday, May 16, 2016

...a spate of new regulatory restrictions that have affected Hawaii....


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$10 Billion Is the Ultimate Price Tag for Honolulu's Rail Boondoggle
by Panos Prevedouros PhD Sunday, May 15, 2016

...and we haven't seen the half of it yet....


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Telescope to Avoid "Death By A Thousand Days?"
by Robert Thomas Sunday, May 15, 2016

"Why not just send it straight to the justices, if they are going to decide it eventually?”


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Hawaii Republicans–Political Kingmakers?
by Andrew Walden Sunday, May 15, 2016

Over 30,000 Hawaii registered voters are now card-carrying members of the Hawaii Republican Party....


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Organically Grown Tax Credits on Way to Governor
by Tom Yamachika Sunday, May 15, 2016

If this credit does indeed become law, expect to see a lot of begging and pleading....


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Video: The Jones Act, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii
by Grassroot Institute Sunday, May 15, 2016

Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy, the Jones Act, and how this could affect us here in Hawaii....


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Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of May 13, 2016
by News Release Saturday, May 14, 2016

... Tuesday, June 7 is the last day to file ....


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When Classrooms Get Too Hot, Laie Parents Take Matters into Their Own Hands
by Grassroot Institute Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jennifer Kajiyama and Carol Feinga are part of Keep Laie Cool, an initiative working to solve the crisis of Hawaii’s hot classrooms....


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