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Monday, January 31, 2011
January 31, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:46 AM :: 10055 Views

Four assisted suicide bills introduced to Hawaii Legislature

SB711: Luddites attack Hawaii GE aquaculture

Transparency in judicial selection procedures increasingly common on the mainland

Cayetano group renewing attack on Rail?

Doing the job DoE won’t: Kamehameha now spending $102M on educational outreach programs

SA: DoE Failing?  Its Bush’s Fault

Myron B Thompson Nepotism leads to Probation

DoE not seeking ways to cool classrooms

Gay Atheist Victory Lap around Hawaii?—No, just getting warmed up

On cue from Atheists, Osorio revises Hawaii’s Christian History

State seeks input on wind energy plan

Funds elude Kakaako: “Not much revenue generation”

Hawaiian Electric Powers Up First Utility-Scale Biofuel Generator

Laundered money from drugs that go through Hawaii helps keep Burma's junta in power

First chartered flight arrives with high-spending China visitors

Mass Psychosis hits Big Island: 200 call Humane Society to complain about stuffed pig

Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt

Supreme Court reversals deliver a dressing-down to the inferior judges of the liberal 9th Circuit

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Sunday, January 30, 2011
January 30, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:15 PM :: 9548 Views

Rep Michele Bachmann to speak on Oahu, Maui

Borreca: Abercrombie has gone back to the dark days

Pension-tax plan pilloried: Elders are reportedly "adamant" about opposing the proposal

SA: Cayetano-era legislators cut pension contributions to give State employees  a pay hike

Next Stop: Rail transit authority: A powerful new 10-member panel to oversee and operate rail will be determined by July

Self Dealing Board members under fire at financial institution that serves county and state workers

DoE ignores BoE, raises lunch  prices

Drawing the line: Ford proposes law to make redistricting more fair opportune

Army responding to public concerns agitators whining about training on Big Island

Goat eradication postponed after Abercrombie’s Out of Control DoFAW becomes argumentative

Kenoi's State of the County address praised, even if light on budget details

New Moody's Rules Make Hawaii The Worst State In The Nation

Timeshare taxes: Hawaii tourism “on the brink of chaos”

New attendance boundaries may keep small schools open

Bills seek to destroy Hawaii aquarium industry

Under new direction: New Honolulu Academy of Arts Director Stephan Jost knows how to guide museums toward success

SB13: Hawaii Bill Would Make Humanely Trapping Cats a Crime

Food Security, Sustainable Energy, Native Hawaiian Culture: top priorities of the 2011 Environmental Legislative Network

Bungled Food Recall Hurting Local Businesses: One Company Losing 'Thousands' Since Being Placed On Recall List by incompetent DoH

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Saturday, January 29, 2011
January 29, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 10506 Views

Abercrombie Administration admits lying about Palafox withdrawal

How They Voted: Civil Unions passes Senate 19-6

GOP: Moody’s puts $7,987 price tag on Hawaii Democrats’ failure

SB 713 & 712: Luddites attack Hawaii agriculture

Bills would spend $4B on roads, bridges

Hawaii Meth Project names Teen Advisory Council

Senate passes civil unions bill

Sen Koichi: Many issues not dealt with in civil unions bill

House Judiciary may hear Civil Unions week of Feb 7th

Hee: McKenna approved using her example as an argument for Civil Unions (Just another unbiased Judge, eh?)

Kokubun hiring more HGEA members

Businesses fear debate will turn to G.E.T. hike

One of top ten Ear-markers, Hirono demands more debt to feed cronies


Neil Abercrombie – God’s Gift to Birthers

“Unseemly Friend” of Abercrombie vets appointments

SA: Tighten murder definition


US Senate Ends Practice of Secret Holds to Block Bills

State Plans to Use Surveillance Drones

Marines want to be off grid by 2015


Senator Slom and Representative Ward Discuss the Opening of the House Session 2011

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Friday, January 28, 2011
January 28, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:40 PM :: 13610 Views

The Real State of the State: An Uncensored Look at the Fiscal Challenges Facing Hawaii

Carnegie Institution Study: Genocide reduces global warming

House GOP Caucus introducing transparency bills

Hawaii Senate takes up civil unions

Hawaii's debt burden highest in the nation

Pro Bowl At Risk: Abercrombie, medical waste, Aloha Stadium work

Pension Tax “could be biggest anti-incumbent bill of the year”

No Pain for HGEA: Hawaii's Kauai mayor ends county worker furloughs

Budget fight will keep lobbyists splashing out mega bucks

The tourism agency's new goals speak to lower expectations and slower recovery

Retirement, Pension key issues as 800 Hawaiian Electric Employees Prepare For Strike

Sen. Baker files bill to remake PUC because it is not supportive enough of Young Bros monopoly

State again considers ban on plastic bags

Feedback sought on Big Wind project

Women’s Caucus Targets Sex Crimes, Healthcare, Domestic Abuse

Akaka gets no respect

Abercrombie is all foot-in-mouth on Obama birth

OIP opinion appears to require disclosure of nominee names after selection is made

Medicare Cuts strangle Local Home Health Provider

It begins: Abercrombie unleashing 82 felons on Hawaii

Our Glorious State prisons: State Pays $149,500 Over Injured Inmate

Mainland dopers thrilled at Hawaii’s possibilities

Hawaii Governor Appoints Out Lesbian To State's Supreme Court

Big Island Lesbian gets 10 years for molesting girls

Whiner whines about being called on it

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
January 27, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 8238 Views

Inouye becomes Useless: Democrat leader says “Senate is out of the business of Earmarks”

Moody’s: Hawaii among states with largest debt—bond rating at risk

Palafox subject of Fraud Investigation? Abercrombie’s DoH pick withdraws

Life? Hawaii ranks 48th, lacks basic protection for women, unborn children, and terminally ill

House GOP Caucus: 10 Questions following State of the State

SB819 would study Mileage Fee for Hawaii Motorists

Full Text: Recktenwald’s State of the Judiciary Speech

Congress debates State Bankruptcy plans

Alaska Native Firms Shift Stimulus Work to Outsiders

SA: Open Judicial Selection process to public view

Murray, Dems boot Akaka from Veterans Affairs committee

Money Woes Not a Priority For Health Fund Trustees

Hawaii's Retirement System — A Danger Demanding Sunshine

Governor Wants Overtime Excluded From Pension Base

Abercrombie Proposes Doubling Vehicle Weight Tax

Beverage Daily: Hawaiian governor Abercrombie proposes soda tax

ACT 221 vs Earned Income Tax Credits

Hawaii attracted 7 million visitors, $11.4 billion in spending in 2010

Ige: Hard time justifying Abercrombie’s Aloha Stadium plan

Bishop Silva: “Marc Alexander is still a priest”

Politicos make sure they are photographed sneaking prayer in Godless Senate

Atheists cheer Senators’ prayer huddle

Sen Slom says he voted against Senate Prayer ban

VIDEO: Hawaii Right to Life demonstrates in Hilo

Recall botched by lazy bureaucrats: Small Businesses angry

Cabanilla proposes Birther Tax: Hawaii lawmakers want release of Obama birth information

Bill would disregard intent in second-degree murders

George Perry Jr., Athletic Trainer, Alleged Hawaii Mob Figure, Dead at 77

The Challenge(s) of Geothermal: Does a new report promise too much, too soon?

US judge affirms $353-M fine on Imelda, Bongbong Marcos

U.S. EPA applauds Maui and Kauai for decision to ban plastic shopping bags

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
January 26, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:37 PM :: 10982 Views

SB 232: Civil Unions passes Senate Judiciary Committee

Public Safety vs. Saving a Buck: SB47 allows early release of Felons

Epic Fail: After giving away $1.3B in Tax Credits, Hawaii ranks 36th in High Tech

Ceded Lands Decision Author Justice Samuel Alito to speak at Hawaii Supreme Court Wednesday

Governor Abercrombie Names Judge McKenna to State Supreme Court

Financial State of the State: Actual taxpayer burden is $18.2 Billion

BoE Member Lei Ahu Isa suddenly resigns

Full Text and Video: Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Full Text and Video: Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) response to State of the Union

Shapiro: Abercrombie judicial secrecy disregards lessons of Broken Trust

Abercrombie’s Happy face disappears when asked about secrecy

Army Times: Akaka Staffers “depressed” by loss of VA Chairmanship

Washington Post: Hawaii DoE puts the lie to Obama’s RTTT claims

Science Scores: Failed Hawaii DoE beats only Mississippi

Sierra Club’s David Frankel defends attack on DHHL

WSJ: Hawaii Timeshare Owners- The Governor Doesn't Think You Are Paying Enough in Fees!

SA endorses Abercrombie’s $500M Aloha Stadium pipe dream 

Abercrombie wants to pay less without furloughs


Hawaii House Republicans’ top 10 questions

Abercrombie’s Gay Supreme Court Nominee Hopes To Inspire Youth

Gay Sex Tourism seen as boon to Hawaii

Meet your new Rulers: Triumphal Mainland Homosexuals celebrate conquest of Hawaii

An uneasy peace on civil unions?

Hawaii Governor plans to juggle tourism dollars

Perfesser: State can release lots of criminals

Kaneshiro Wants Stiffer Prostitution Penalties

Abercrombie’s DoH wrongly recalls 100 local food products based on website claims

State health department says testing shows water safe

"Gasification" plant eventually could supply electricity to 12,000 homes on Oahu, divert waste from PVT

EPA sets deadlines for landfill upgrades

Treehugger: Hawaii Proposes Legislation to Bring Devastating Fish Farms Under Control

DC enviros sue to demand harsher action against Hawaii fishermen

Panel wants more answers from Thompson

Friend of Abercrombie goes Birther, apologizes

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
January 25, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:09 PM :: 12972 Views

Full Text: Abercrombie’s State of the State Speech 2011

National School Choice Week is Underway

Obamacare: How Hawaii’s Congressional delegation voted

Intimidated by ACLU, Hawaii Senate prohibits itself free exercise of Religion

State of the Union? Denial

Abercrombie Lied: "We Will Not Be Raising Any Taxes" VIDEO

State of the State:  Democrat Borreca still can’t say “capsize”

Star-Advertiser lines up behind Boss of Corporatist State

Abercrombie: Steal $100M from granny to feed State

Gov: Create Soda Tax, Raise Alcohol Taxes

HGEA, HTA denounce Abercrombie plan

Granny Taxes: Abercrombie steps into radioactive buzzsaw

Civil Unions Hearing: Clayton Hee wants to wear Kevlar Vest

Senators Vote On School Board Appointment Bill

CB:  Abercrombie Backs Off Campaign Energy Plan

Alito in Hawaii, Other Supremes skipping “juvenile spectacle” State of the Union

US spy for China Noshir Gowadia jailed for 32 years

SB 624: Bill to Hide public employee Salaries

State greenlights Kawaiaha’o: Christian burials can be unearthed, pre-Christian burials cannot

Interview: William Harrison of the Hawaii Innocence Project

Sunshine Market vendors frustrated with plastic bag ban

Yagong: Time to cut costs

Iran: Abercrombie has been thwarted

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Monday, January 24, 2011
January 24, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:25 PM :: 7717 Views

Truth in Accounting: Hawaii hiding an additional $11.9B in debt

Transparency? Abercrombie administration brings secrecy back to Capitol

On second try, Abercrombie makes birtherism mainstream

Abercrombie delivering first State of the State

Akaka Bill Fails, Lobbyists Collect $3.2M from OHA

Shapiro finally notices that MRC Greenwood is a money grubber

Hawaii Deserves Better Than Industrial Wind Power from 'Big Wind'

Green Energy: Appearances can be Deceiving, rate hikes become easier

Mikulina unwittingly describes How Hawaiian Electric will go bankrupt

Chamber of Commerce: Hawaii will lose $10B/year if military cannot train

Hawaii governor makes Obama birth controversy worse

Brazil Times: Abercrombie stars in Fractured Fairytales

Maui Man Faces Sentencing in China Military Secrets Case

DNA test frees rape suspect

Audit finds lack of accountability in city grants

Trash accumulates with landfill closed

Green Police State: The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Investigators looking into the cause of another shark tour boat fire

AtomicMonkey is back

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Sunday, January 23, 2011
January 23, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 11794 Views

SB232: Senate Judiciary Committee to hear Civil Unions Tuesday

SB120 would Repeal Dozens of Special Funds

Lingle recognized with National Boating Access Award

1000 at Capitol: Anti-abortion rally appeals to younger set

SB8 to be heard Monday: Direct appointment of BoE

Borreca: Abercrombie speeches “an exhibition of illusions”

Espero: We need more dope

Maui News: Global Warming Cranks at Science Magazine spread fake Nobel’s starvation story

Malarial Mosquitoes released on Oahu

Hawaii Co Fire Captain not fired after pleading no-contest to felony hit and run killing

Your Act 221 Tax Dollars at work: Hawaii 43rd in patents

SA: Selecting BOE members should be governor's kuleana

HSTA Demands School Librarians where there are no school libraries

Obamacare Bribery: Hawaii Seniors Get 'Donut Hole' Checks

OHA Inventor Frenchy Desoto Dies

Kauai: Confusion persists over new plastic bag ban

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Saturday, January 22, 2011
January 22, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:38 PM :: 4592 Views

March for Life planned for Honolulu, Hilo

SB232: Senate Judiciary Committee to hear Civil Unions Tuesday

Speaker Say announces Democrat Leaders, Committee Chairs

Legislative Timetable Published

Lingle receives National Boating Access Award

Secret Court Nominees: Abercrombie refuses to reveal High court hopefuls list

Unions lose 12,000 in isles

Civil Union Bills to be Heard Tuesday

Gay Civil Unions lobbyists outraged by Abercrombie’s Priest Pick

New state homeless coordinator shares his vision

Casino Gambling Web: Casino And Lottery Gambling On The Agenda Of Hawaii Lawmakers

Committee extends deadline for Maui Circuit Court applications

Pohakuloa Upgrade in sight

Abercrombie Admin files brief backing Socialist takeover of health care

Progressives upset that Star-Advertiser opposes their attack on DHHL

State House clerk bars live broadcast of House session in which speaker is to be elected

Maui Mayor in serious talks with Hollywood media company

Winter White House owner warned against criminal Obama vacation rental

Grubbing the “Green” from energy

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Friday, January 21, 2011
January 21, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:58 PM :: 9518 Views

Analysis: Hanabusa’s glorious DC MetroRail would leave Rida Cabanilla stuck in traffic

DoE now complaining about Lack of Audits—wants more money

Bankruptcy?  Path Is Sought for States to Escape Pension Burdens

Rep Mica Commits to Rail Project

Godless Hawaii Senate, bows to ACLU, Mitch Kahle, ends daily chamber prayers

Catholic second in command quits Priesthood to serve Abercrombie administration

Legalized Gambling Under Consideration

SA: Ruling on DHHL misses mark

New OHA chairwoman’s top priority is ceded-lands resolution

Oshiro: We can get anything past Abercrombie--We will defend the whole building

Three more years for UH President Greenwood

Geothermal Renewable Energy Talks on the Big Island

CB/FACE: Heroic Communists maintained a muscular progressive vision, pulling all of Hawaii's body politic in their direction

Developer dumping $47M of Hawaii real estate: “We should have done this a while ago”

Your Tax Dollars at work: Tennessee Banker moving to Hawaii to cash in on Hi Tech

David Henkin: The lawyer for Earthjustice won a long campaign to stop the Army's live-fire training in Makua Valley

Malaria returns to Hawaii?

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Thursday, January 20, 2011
January 20, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 9461 Views

Governor Babblecrombie does it again: Open mouth, insert birther

Full Text: House Minority Leader Opening Day Address

No Fiscal Notes: Hawaii Legislators shopping without price tags

Hanabusa admits failure to get Appropriations Committee seat

Governor Seeking Applicants to Board of Education

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools: Hawaii Law still needs Significant Improvement

Abercrombie appoints Georgette Jordan HD 45 Representative

Hawaii Senate delays plan to ban chamber prayer

Our Magnificent DoE: Teacher arrested for “unlawful imprisonment” after allegedly tying child to toilet

Former DOE secretary arrested for forgery, theft

Prisoners jump the line

Redistricting was part of Settlement with Calvin Say

House Dissidents Humbled: Gay atheist Civil Beat mentions assassination, Civil War

Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Says No Emergency Funding Needed

Lingle Workers Fired From Hawaiian Home Lands Department

Telemarketing Fraudster among top Carlisle Donors

Inouye Wants an Office at City Hall to shepherd Rail

Hanabusa appointed to armed services and natural resources committees

Loophole Limits Disclosure of Lawmakers' Income

Hawaii scores #5 in Gay/Atheist tolerance

Big Isle Councilman Recovers From Heart Attack

Residents to Army: NO -- Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans

Breakdown causes propane shortage

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
January 19, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:35 PM :: 15441 Views

Full Text: Sen. Sam Slom Opening Day Address

House Republican caucus announces Legislative Package

House Republican Caucus announces Committee Assignments

Fiscal Notes and Economic Impact Statements for Hawaii Legislation?

Prisons May Release Up To 1,000 Offenders

House Leadership Fight Could Spill Into Opening Day

Leadership void persists

Feds Clear Way For Transit Construction

Politico: Hanabusa suddenly doesn’t want to bend rules to dictate policy

Debate might hold up switch to appointed BOE

DANGER: Legislature in Session

Former city supervisor gets jail time for stealing nearly $20K in taxpayer money to inflate pension

Publisher: Nobody wants to share Civil Beat

FCC OKs local airing of satellite radio

MMMC poised to be among state’s largest heart programs

Disney Looking To Hire 1,200 For Aulani Resort In Koolina

Hawaii Democrats say world will end if Obamacare repealed

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
January 18, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 PM :: 9177 Views

Calif. Mayor’s Open Letter to Honolulu Council: Instant Runoff Voting is undemocratic

Abercrombie:  I am Legislature’s messenger boy, boat is about to capsize, I will not write budget


Common Cause backs Instant Runoff Voting scam

ACLU “Civil Rights” agenda: More dope, let criminals out, let criminals vote, and tell the Christians to shut up

One Day to go: Say has No agreement with Dissidents

Tsutsui plans big parties for opening day, Souki predicts extended session

Say and Oshiro aim to cut pension benefits, double tax businesses

Hooser: Legislators will simply ignore the rules in pursuit of passing their particular priority initiative

SA: HSTA must stop sabotaging RTTT

More on Scheme to shut down DHHL

Lanai resists plans for 200 wind turbines, each taller than the First Hawaiian Bank Building

Developers may face 15-year time limit due to Land Use Ordinance amendment

Food Nazis use Foie gras ban to open up attack on cattle ranching 

Lobbying Workshops: Find your voice, and use it

Group touts geothermal energy for Hawaii

Free Flow to explore hydroelectric projects in Hawaii

State bar to share evaluations

Ordered by Jeff Stone: Committee will consider alternatives to Waimanalo Gulch Landfill

After 32 years in Hawaii, hippie returns to Flint, MI

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Monday, January 17, 2011
January 17, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 6380 Views

Martin Luther King Jr held these truths. Do you?

Djou: House leadership fight a travesty


GOP to push for Fiscal Notes

SA: Model Hawaii anti-nepotism statute on Federal law

Note to Hawaii: Gambling has failed Nevada

William Aila: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

Tom Berg hires Eric Ryan

Hirono, Abortion lobby, claim 77% of Hawaii women are pro-abortion

Homosexual guard raped Hawaii inmate in Arizona

Two criminals per month released in retaliation for furloughs

Liberty monopoly offers dialysis clinic space to Kaiser to block competition

Asia Experiences Huge Birth-Rate Decline

Koreans mark more than 100 years of US migration

Cashing in on the “Green” from energy


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Monday, January 17, 2011
January, 2011 Letters To The Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:25 AM :: 15378 Views

Warning to Mokapu: Age and Sex discrimination at Gulen Charter School

Sovereignty Activist rejects SPLC claim of tie to Tucson shootings 

Teacher: Welfare payments should be tied to children’s school performance 

DoE Teacher:  Waianae, Hilo, Hana Students are Degenerates

Shindler, Sugihara, Bingham

Sen Malama Solomon: Comment about plastic bag ban

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Sunday, January 16, 2011
January 16, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:59 PM :: 17869 Views

March for Life planned for Honolulu, Hilo

Prayer: Will Hawaii Senators surrender to ACLU?

Abercrombie, Legislators scheme to divert capital improvement money to General Fund

Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case

Tucson Shooting: Progressive activist who blamed Palin flips out, held for psychiatric evaluation

Comprehensive List of Tax Hikes in Obamacare

Atheist praises Nestor Garcia for replacing pastors and rabbis with secular Demi-Gods

NCTQ: Only the Legislature can stop HSTA from sabotaging RTTT

Civil unions and budget top Hawaii Democrats' list

Vituperative Abercrombie suddenly quiet on state’s budget mess

Borreca: Inouye got three fireplaces, he will get us our pork

Geothermal: Act 221 scammers and Sovereignty Perfessers team up to line OHA’s pockets

Sierra Club, OHA’s NHLC team up to stop DHHL from building houses for Hawaiians

Serving the Corporatist State: “Radical” Aila overules Oahu Burial Council

Video: Canonization for Hawaii’s Mother Marianne Cope

Free VA Workshop for Nonprofits to Benefit from Two Federal Grant Programs Aimed at Ending Veteran Homelessness

Attorney General's office works through budget problems

Mortgage fraud boosts isle foreclosures

Paper bags proliferate as tree huggers become tree choppers

Piles Of Medical Waste Continue To Wash Onshore

Honolulu Pacifists, Maoists team to recruit kids to : “F*** the USA”

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Saturday, January 15, 2011
January 15, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 9571 Views

Honolulu Grand Jury charges two more in human trafficking case

Goodwin Liu to rule over Hawaii? Obama’s Most Radical Judicial Nominee re-nominated for 2011

Tax hikes? Gambling? Defeated bills from 2010 session may reappear in 2011

Reince Priebus elected Republican National Committee Chair

State's RNC members sided with new GOP chairman


Hannemann says he won’t challenge Akaka in 2012

Arakawa sticks to open-door office pledge

State labor contracts making it hard for county to balance budget

Gambling Opponents, Supporters Lining Up for Start of Hawaii Legislature

Mercado Kim suggests Abercrombie Administration filled with inexperienced incompetents

Tokuda pushes for direct Gubernatorial appointments to BoE

Say rejects power grab by Dissident HGEA operatives

Legislature: Safer to be feared than Loved

City of Honolulu: Tax Charities to feed HGEA

Atheist County: Councilmembers “Impressed” by Atheists research on taxing charities

Atheist State: Some Senators question Atheist Control over Invocations

Kim still looking for a DoT scandal

Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Anti-First Amendment and Second Amendment Agenda Exposed in Opeds on Arizona Shooting

Hawaii Not Flagging Mentally Ill in Gun Background Check System

Catastrophic decline in carbon dioxide

Hawaii foreclosures hit new high in ’10—2% of all homes

Foreign investors must report ag land holdings

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Friday, January 14, 2011
January 14, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 14536 Views

650% return on Inouye: $1.9M in contributions, $1.25B in earmarks

Instant Runoff? Low-income voters struggle with ranked-choice voting

Flashback: Obama defends Christian Invocation at Inaugural

Michael Steele drops out of race for Republican Party chairman, endorses Cino


$1.7B Short?  City and state clam up on rail

Local Reporters “genuflected and basked in the aura” of Dan Inouye

Inouye warns House Democrats to resolve dispute

INOUYE FLASHBACK Dec 2006: Heads on Stakes, Blood on the floor

Republicans give Say leverage against Dissidents

HGEA operatives Claim no more workers can be cut

Mainland Gays excited by Hawaii civil unions

Pray to Prey?  Invocation offered for success of Akaka Bill

Cayetano Officials Re-Unite Under Abercrombie

Talent goes where it is appreciated:  Koller chosen to head South Carolina Social Services 

Incarceration not Education: Abercrombie Admin may close Kulani Challenge Academy and reconvert to prison

School keeps principal's kin as personnel

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss: Aila continues Theilen’s DLNR Rules changes

Micro-Minority: Only 3.5% of workers are dopers—1% on meth

Sale of American Savings Bank not a slam dunk

Squabbling Tax Credit Beneficiaries continue war

Some not surprised that shark tour boat burned: Arson aboard a vessel was bound to happen, says a member of a surfing organization

Another Maui Ponzi Scheme? True Wealth Group Mortgage Scammers continue to implode

5,226 Acres of Big Isle Koa Forest May Be Sold in Bankruptcy

Drug Dealers with Gun roam KS Campus

Micronesia could be the 51st state

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Thursday, January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 PM :: 13581 Views

Anti-gay religious cult tied to torture seeks Charter conversion of Mokapu Elementary

“More Federal Funds?” S&P, Moody's AGAIN Warn On U.S. Credit Rating

End run around law: Rail to raid $300M from City General Fund

SA: DoE is cutting Excellence to preserve mediocrity

The Chaos Begins: Sierra Club wins right to attack Hawaiian Homelands leasing, finances in Court

Say, Luke: Negotiations about negotiations….

Michael Medved: Hawaii Senate 'Insane' to Ban Invocation

Shapiro: Church-State concerns target Christianity, rather than religion in general

Kamehameha Parents fear retaliation more than lunatic with guns

Prison Probe Of Suicide Finds Guards Falsified Records, Neglected Bed Checks

SA: Big Island prosecutor to retire after 19 years

UH Seeks Extra $170M as Stimulus, furlough end approach

Kokubun puts Barrel Tax back on the Agenda

Kenoi: 'We now have a county government we cannot afford' (So he asks for $35M more)

Judicial Selection Commission meets to consider Supreme Court Nominees

Walter Ritte opposes wind on Molokai

A 25-Year Legal Odyssey for Dictator's Victims

State names interim energy administrator

Oahu loads up with guns: Gun deaths are among the lowest in the U.S., but ownership is growing

Rat Lungworm Disease Anyone? Enviro Cult renews raw foods hype

Army ends live-fire training at Makua

Lack of REAL ID could shut Hawaii residents out of air travel starting May 11

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
January 12, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 11252 Views

Governor Abercrombie Appoints Kahele to Senate Seat

Abercrombie announces four more appointments

Judge: Federal Court ruling “leaves Honolulu police officers no safe course” to detain mentally ill persons with guns

Hawaii Concealed Carry: More Guns, Less Crime

'Great Garbage Patch' Not So Great After All

Spring Cleaning at Hawaii’s oldest Home

Speaker Say, take GOP's offer

Groups fear damage to land by Lanai, Molokai wind farms

Hawaii Renewable Energy goals: Wild, crackpot

Atheist State: Hawaii Senators recommend halt to opening-day invocations, House may follow

Grade Inflation: Hawaii schools given C-plus

Kamehameha Schools explains extra security on campus

Borreca, Shapiro join Chorus of liberals attacking First and Second Amendments

New Law Prohibits Ethnic Studies Courses from Inflaming Racial Hatred and Anti-Americanism

Hope and Redemption

Tree hugger becomes tree chopper: Gabbard may propose plastic bag tax

Kauai County website spreads Pacific Garbage Patch scam

Meet the Hawaii House of Representatives 2011 Republican Caucus

CB: Hawaii's Human Services Department Says It's Nearing 'Stimulus Cliff'

Several dead, but Hawaii Lawsuit For Severely Disabled Rejected

Roberts Hawaii reaches $330K settlement with tour bus drivers

Hawaii Supreme Court denies lawyer's reinstatement bid

Seed capital: a third of Hawaii farm revenue

AINA LEA, LLC Gets Approval to Build One of The Largest Solar Farms in the State of Hawaii

Hilo Target to open July 24

WSJ: North Korea's Imminent Threat

Green energy: Burning dollars to generate electricity

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
January 11, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 8776 Views

Gates: North Korea will soon have missiles capable of hitting Hawaii with A-bomb

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How They Voted January 5-10, 2011

SPLC ties Tucson shooter to leader of Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, 2008 Iolani Palace takeover

Shapiro: Hawaii Democrats Blatantly target Christianity for obliteration

Idiot progressives think Army Nuked Kawaihae Harbor

HGEA, UPW benefit: Airport Officials Race To Hire 200 Workers

Same-Sex Civil Unions Supporters 'Optimistic'

Another day, another Advertiser Puff piece:  Finance director nominee Kalbert Young is praised for his brilliance

Anti-Superferry protesters upset over GOP support for Say

Aiona nails Saiki for partisanship

FULL TEXT: Jan 5 DoE Budget Briefing to Ways and Means Committee

Hawaii is top spender on State hospitals

Lopez is not ready to lead DCCA

Kauai canceling furlough Friday this week, perhaps rest of the year

Five Hawaii County prosecutors may quit when Kimura goes

Billion Dollar Default: Grand Wailea investors give up ownership

Buy American rule means military contract windfall for Hawaii Solar contractors

Cashing in on “green” energy

Perry and Price, KSSK keep isle radio leads

Honolulu Officials At Odds With Winter White House Owner's Take on Law

Study boosts defense of aquarium fish industry

Kill the First Amendment: Star-Advertiser: Beware dangerous public rhetoric

Kill the Second Amendment: Democrat Borreca blames Palin, conservatives for shooting

Liberals using Tucson shooting to boost gun control in Hawaii

Chun Oakland: Mental illness is real issue

How America's elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah Palin

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Monday, January 10, 2011
January 10, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 14458 Views

Tucson Shooting: After blaming Palin, TEA Party, Hawaii media liberals seek to end discussion


But 9th Circuit rules that Honolulu Muslim with guns, detained for 5150 mental health exam, had rights violated because someone mentioned terrorism

SA: Not clear DOE will obey 180-day law

Kalapa: Abercrombie may eliminate all vacant positions

Democrats nominate three to replace Kokubun

Does Abercrombie’s DCCA pick have a conflict of interest?

Lee transfers command of Hawaii National Guard, state Civil Defense

Maui News: Starting Tuesday, customers should bring bags to markets

Census: Idle Youth swarm Maui, Kauai, Kona, Volcano, North Shore

There goes the neighborhood: Rosanne Barr describes her “Nut farm’ on Hamakua Coast

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Sunday, January 9, 2011
January 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:00 PM :: 12622 Views

Djou “Shocked and saddened by shooting of Rep Gifford”

SA Admits: Abercrombie was lying about either transparency, federal funds, furloughs, new departments, no GE Tax hike, or no TAT raid

SA peddles expensive new DoE contractor to Legislature

Hawaii has Union political power, but not workers’ rights

Ethics panel seeks 2 new members

Democrat Borreca, Eric Ryan team up to attack GOP (again)

Priorities: Foie Gras back on Legislative Agenda for 2011

TIMBER! Kauai Businesses gear up for bag ban, switch to paper

Kauai Council forms committee to stop it from breaking its own rules

Another attack on affordable housing: Enviros demand ban on gas water heaters, require $6000 solar water heaters

Maui Anti-Superferry Protesters attack Affordable Housing Development

“Any Interested Person” could make Maui Planning Department revoke permits

People blamed for lack of Hawaii agriculture

Mauna Loa Observatory admits Volcano affects CO2 readings

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Saturday, January 8, 2011
January 8, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:48 PM :: 13172 Views

Stalemate Broken: House Republican Caucus backs Calvin Say for Speaker

Rep. Marumoto Bill to mandate DNA collection from arrested suspects

After brother pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme, Hawaii County prosecutor announces plans to resign, move to Maui

More Atheist garbage: Activist Questions Church Waivers

UH Profs dropped $100/each to embarrass their profession by electing The Abercrombie

Ed Board Appointees Could Take Seats By Summer

Senator pulls out of DHHL lawsuit

Lanai wind farm term agreement negotiated

Reported bid for Hawaiian Electric raises questions of conflicts, ethics

Hawaiian Electric Takeover Spurs Angry E-mails (Green energy descends into farce)

HNN: Hawaiian Electric “we have nothing to date”

Sabato on 2012: Dan Akaka “Safe for Now”

New Adjutant General Takes Command of Hawaii National Guard

Feds Investigate Alleged $1 Million Embezzlement by a Hawaii Bank of America Employee

Fire Guts Controversial Shark Tour Boat

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Friday, January 7, 2011
January 7, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 15683 Views

Hiram Bingham IV, the secret rescuer

Criminals in DoE, HSTA continue to openly violate 180 day law 

Abercrombie short $529M in 2012, tells legislature to fix it 


Democrats secretly vote to end Senate Invocations


Palafox: Doctors, Hospitals not cost effective

Maui, Kauai Counties Expect Budget Surpluses

2012 Warmup: Kenoi strikes back, Contractors buddies denounce Yagong

Hawaii, the Islands of Missed Opportunity

DoE attacks affordable housing: Developers to be assessed impact fees for new schools

School transport contractors collude to jack up prices

New economy: Robin Danner in Guam to score piece of Military Buildup

Old Economy: HBO chief's Big Isle project bankrupt

New Economy: After constructing “Green” energy economy, Hui tries to buy HELCO

New Economy: “Green” energy: Burning money to generate electricity

Republicans not kicked out of Senate Studio

Congresswomen Hirono and Sanchez meet with Hawaii's Hispanic community

Gov. Abercrombie, you’re gonna have your hands full

Public Housing Tenants Vent Frustrations Over Washing Machines

Obama Hawaiian Vacation Tops $120K/Day

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Thursday, January 6, 2011
January 6, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 15817 Views

WaPo: Futile, Discouraging, Depressing -- Hanabusa joins the lowest of the low

Djou: Our hard-fought battle allowed the GOP to gain 3-5 additional seats on the mainland

Hanabusa: One Day on the Job, One Broken Promise

Full Text: Speaker John Boehner takes gavel

Convicted felon, newsrack thief, Larry Mehau associate among eight vying for Senate Appointment


Conspirators meet in secret attempt to divvy up House Committees

Carlisle: “I don’t plan to cooperate with Abercrombie”

Will Obama Silence Blundering Abercrombie?

Hanabusa fails to get Appropriations committee seat

Kimura surrenders after admitting that he bilked up to $20M from various investors

Criminal DoE refuses to obey 180 day law

Price of Failure: Hawaii Public Schools Ask for $1.8 billion, Plus $29 million 'Wish List'

New Mexico judge gets Hawaii post

SA, Landed Aristocracy have High hopes for ag designation

Environmental Group Complains About Rail Transit Hearing

Civil Beat: Are haoles victimized

Obama's Winter White House an Illegal Rental

Reps hold meeting on chemophobia Scam

Atheist to get money from State, end public prayers?

SLARS Investigation by Hawaii Lawmakers a Flop

Yagong 'welcomes' ethics hearing (pushback from Kenoi 2012 campaign)

Transparency comes to change orders: Council to review costly contract additions

Councilman Fred Blas advances funding for Puna park

Family sues over lost safe deposit box

Retracted Autism Study An ‘Elaborate Fraud,’ British Journal Finds

Large fire continues to burn at Hawaiian Waste Systems

“Green” energy scammers continue to salivate over Hawaii

WSJ: Q&A With Steve Case About Ron Klain, LivingSocial & Venture Capital

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
January 5, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 11717 Views

$126M Giveaway: Abercrombie quietly boosts spending on Public Employees’ Insurance

Birthers “Born Again” thanks to Abercrombie

Instant Runoff Voting debunked

Pinching the Power of Dan's Purse

Rail Money: “There’s just no chance at all”

Shapiro: Djou departs political life, slamming door behind him

Don't raise fees for status quo

Budget Director Doesn't Have All the Answers for Lawmakers

Pension, Health-Care Costs Contribute to State Budget Gap

Hawaii government boosts its share of health costs

Abercrombie demanding emergency funding for Governor, Lt Gov office

Hawaii tax revenue down 5.5 percent in fiscal year

State's Billion-Dollar Investment Still Frozen

Landed Aristocracy cash in on Hawaii Tax credits

Principal's absence disturbs parents

Better Government with Rep Fontaine

Mass Psychosis on Big island after boy touches turtle

Dialysis monopoly accused of Predatory Pricing

Soak the Homeowner to feed contractors?  Hawaii County council debates impact fees

“Green” Energy: X-treme power 4th Hawaii Wind project

Hanabusa Prepares To Take Office: Hawaii Democrat Faces GOP Majority

HNN VIDEO: Interview: Mufi Hannemann on media exposure and tourism

American Samoa school official pleads guilty to bribery charges

Birthers: The more Abercrombie talks, the more unbelievable his story gets

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
January 4, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:04 PM :: 5948 Views

Robert Iwamoto trust sued over Maui Ponzi scheme

Calif. EIS shows plastic bag ban harms environment

VIDEO: Steele Faces Rivals in RNC Chair Debate

Abercrombie gift to Unions: State to pay 60% of Medical Insurance costs


Grabbing for $100M, Lawmakers target Building contractors for double taxation

Tsutsui, Abercrombie: No TAT Raid

Honolulu Mayor Pushes More User Fees To Balance Budget

Case family operative called back from gig as VP Biden’s Chief of Staff

After Republican elected to Council, Democrats conspire “to prevent such an election in the future”

Maui Council organizes Committees

Maui Dialysis Monopoly challenged

Hawaii Tops Nation In Bankruptcy Increase: Bankruptcy filings hit 5-year high

Lenny Klompus goes to work for House Minority Caucus

Calvin Say faction negotiates for one last vote

Hawaii Budget Hearings: Council on Revenues

CB: What Brain Drain?

Former bank supervisor sentenced to four months in $183,000 embezzlement

Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz names senior adviser, director of Fair Share Initiative

Molokai Ranch owners seek ruling on land use

“Green” Energy hustlers rake in bucks

Alaska Dispatch: The rise of Native Hawaiian companies

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Monday, January 3, 2011
January 3, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 10554 Views

WaPo: Abercrombie “taking the pole position of political surrealism”

December 7 battlefield to become Regional Park

Birther War Year Two: Hey Neil, Don't feed the trolls

Faking it again: Change in law blocks Abercrombie from delaying tax refunds


Mayor Arakawa Take 2

New Oahu Council Members Take Office

Michael Steele counting on Hawaii

Hawaii GOP sets special state committee meeting

DBEDT: Cashing in on ‘Green’ energy

Kalapa: Act 221 advocates to blame for your tax increases

Horrible tragedy: Sierra  Club hacked, year-end donations blocked

SA: Audit sows seeds for change

Progressives demand “consequences”: Department of Taxation took “unprecedented” action to hinder critical audit

No ‘consequences’ here: Repeat burglar released from jail into drug rehab

Tam's spending unverified

Mizuno’s Playoff push Panders

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Sunday, January 2, 2011
January 2, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 AM :: 6834 Views

Former attorney general faults Akaka for failure of namesake bill

SA: Hawaii to lose $800M in 2012, Time to Buckle Down

Rail, schools and APEC challenge isles

Garden Isle still giving Abercrombie credit for Lingle’s decision ending instructional day furloughs

37 HPD officers disciplined in 2010

Hawaii prison system attempts to block auditor’s access to information

Weak economy has led to fewer people willing to take in children

Tough Pet Care Law Taking Effect: Neglectful Owners Face Criminal Penalties

Maui's plastic bag ban to go into effect January 11

Across Hawaii, Romney is also thinking of 2012

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Saturday, January 1, 2011
January 1, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 8907 Views

Abercrombie’s Birther War named in top ten Flubs of the Year

AFP: 2011 brings tougher challenge, greater rewards

Hawaii Land trusts merge to finance grab for thousands more acres

Djou leaves Congress with House Republicans lined up for Akaka Bill, Rail funding

Condo owners target as Calvin Say proposes $100M in new Taxes

Guard to welcome soldiers home from Afghanistan

HECO chastised for mismanaging its energy program's move to a private firm

Final day of fireworks sale as snobs’ law brings darkness to Oahu

Maui Tax Group has new Chair

2010 Year in Review

A raft of apt quotations offered to isle politicians



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