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Thursday, October 31, 2013
October 31, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 3998 Views
  1. 1998 Admissions: ACLU, Lambda Legal, and Gays Didn't Want 'Marriage' -- Constitutional Amendment Language 'Misleading'
  2. Experts say Hawaii’s gay marriage bill worst at protecting religious freedom
  3. How They Voted: Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill 20-4
  4. DoE Admits Graduation Rates Exaggerated--Disabled Students Revised Down 13%
  5. NCTQ: Hawaii one of Five States to tie Teacher Compensation, Evaluations
  6. Schofield 65th Engineer Battalion assumes vital mission in Afghanistan
  7. Panos 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii
  8. Ken Schoolland Talks to Grassroot Institute
  9. PDF: Numbering System for House Testimony on Gay Marriage
  10. KITV: 77% Say Let the Voters Decide on Gay Marriage
  11. House Votes: Committees to Hear Testimony on Senate Gay Marriage Bill
  12. House to Amend Religious Freedom Clauses, Set Up Showdown With Hee
  13. HHSC Loses $55M Thanks to Obamacare
  14. A statement in response to questions about OHA's stance on same-sex marriage
  15. Gay-Atheist Steals IRS Records of Marriage Defenders, Protected by Law He Broke
  16. Hawaii County Officials Score Big Pay Hikes
  17. $200K: Donovan’s Fake Marketing job at UH remains unfilled since his 2012 departure
  18. Honolulu Employment Numbers 'Overly Positive, Based on 1000s Quitting Job Search
  19. Governor’s Land Board Appointment Withdraws Over ‘Challenging Process’
  20. The Big Stink in Kakaako Won't Go Away Soon
  21. Senators Call for DOE to Quickly Wrap Up Investigation into East Oahu School Principal
  22. Star-Adv Lashes out at Random Against Water Bottles
  23. Navy contract scandal
  24. City Dumps Chicken Control Contract After 'Wrong Guy' Wins Bid
  25. Politicize Academia Even More by Counting Citations in Popular Media
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:09 PM :: 4529 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Gangsters Terrorize Union Members Forced to Fund Illegal Pro-Rail PAC Headed by Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
  2. HB7 Gets State out of Solemnization Business, Protects Rights of Biological Parents
  3. House Republican Infighting: Move to Dump Thielen, Johanson Fails
  4. Six Marriage-Related Bills Proposed in House
  5. Council Hearing on Kakaako Sewer, Traffic Problems
  6. Searching for the Searcher: UH Regents to Interview Presidential Search Firms
  7. DHHL Releases Draft Oahu Island Plan
  8. Machado: Abercrombie's Assault on Religious Freedom 'Takes Breath Away'
  9. HB6: Oshiro, Jordan to Propose Religious Freedom Amendment
  10. Saiki: House Will Address Religious Freedom
  11. Lesbians Conspire to Steal Child from Biological Father
  12. Council considers charter amendment to end BWS back-billing
  13. Civil Rights Commission Helps Litigious White Mainlander Harass Local Family
  14. Wind Farm Consultant Controls Big Cable Docket
  15. Solar City Cronies Get Fast Tracked While Homeowners Stew
  16. Funding shortage puts Kauai hospitals at risk
  17. Marijuana #1 among Hawaii youth getting drug treatment
  18. Neighborhood  Watch Beats Back Crime at Mayor Wright
  19. Soft on Crime Policy Gets Crook Shot
  20. Judge Still Offers Hope Probation after Four Violations, Two Escapes
  21. Former police sergeant sentenced in child sex case
  22. Omidyar Buys Two More Progressive Hack Journos
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
October 29, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 PM :: 4320 Views
  1. "Let the People Vote" Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriage
  2. HFA: 10,000 at Rally Against Gay Marriage
  3. Clayton Hee Maneuver Excludes 1000s of Testifiers
  4. House Cttes to Hear SB1 Thursday, Deadline for Testimony Approaching
  5. Water bill problems affected 94,000
  6. HART to receive $63.7 million in GET surcharge revenue
  7. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 28, 2013
  8. State Releases 10-Year Report on Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services in Hawaii
  9. Hawaii 3rd Best Place to Retire
  10. HHSC Appropriation Hearing Nov 1
  11. 5-2: Senate committee advances same-sex marriage bill, Shimabukuro Excited by Opportunity to Impose Gay Agenda in Schools
  12. Even Smug UH Manoa Law Prof Admits SB1 is ‘Narrow’ on Religious Freedom
  13. Hawaii Lawmakers Question Benefits Of Gay Marriage
  14. Gay marriage leader Still not ready to Tie Knot at Age 60
  15. Obamacare: 4,000 losing Medicare plan in isles
  16. Djou: Government leaders fail us, but are never held to account
  17. Environmental movement rises to power in Hawaii
  18. Abercrombie Withdraws Salmonson Nomination for OEQC Post
  19. Several Abercrombie Nominees Targeted for Elimination
  20. Deadline looms for Bill 2491 decision
  21. ‘Organic’ Fake-Farmers Demand control of KSBE Land
  22. Seniors need help with rentals
  23. Food stamps increase in Hawaii
  24. Big plans for a big cable
  25. 2 (de)Occupy protestors sent to Jail

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Monday, October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 PM :: 3515 Views
  1. SB1 Hearing Set for 10am Oct 31
  2. Law Profs: SB1 Does Not Protect Religious Freedom
  3. Ethics Commission Gives Instant Response to Demand Hawaii Mormon Church ‘Register Every Paid Employee’
  4. VIDEO: Expert Testimony at Gay Marriage Informational Briefing
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 28, 2013
  6. In Search of Frankencorn in Hawaii
  7. Wealth Ranking Cannot Disguise Hawaii's Status as 2nd Worst Sinkhole State
  8. Senators: Is Gay Marriage Just a Convenience?
  9. Machado: Gay Marriage Against Hawaiian Culture, History
  10. Special Session Like Superferry, PLDC
  11. Law Prof: Bill puts religious freedom in jeopardy
  12. Registered Voters to Receive Forms
  13. Failed Solar Scheme Soaks DoE for $10.6M
  14. Hawaii State Salaries 2013: HHSC Workers Get Raises, Execs Don't
  15. GMOs: How Hawaii's laws reach across the ocean
  16. IDG: County Bill 129 is Bad for Hawaii -- Dispelling Myths About Fracking
  17. Elderly in Waikiki confront housing crunch
  18. Thielen: GOP Hijacked by Social Conservatives
  19. 'Libertarians': Parental Control over Children Should not be Protected by Law 
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Sunday, October 27, 2013
October 27, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:58 PM :: 4502 Views
  1. Hawaii Family Forum: Having Done All Else, Stand!
  2. Seminar Tackles Healthcare Options for Small Businesses in Hawaii
  3. Reforming the Tax Law to Recognize New Efficiencies
  4. Education Committee to Consider Two School Board Nominees
  5. Hearings: 18 Board Nominees to be Considered
  6. Emergency Appropriation for HHSC Hospitals to be Considered Monday
  7. Hearings Set for HGEA Unit 10 & 13 Contract Appropriation
  8. Judiciary Committee to Consider Poelman Nomination
  9. October: 165 Marriages, 2 Civil Unions
  10. McKelvey to Introduce Religious Freedom Bill Monday
  11. Star-Adv: We Want Churches to Submit to 'Murkier' Public Accommodations Law
  12. Hate Crime? Pregnant Woman Alleges Intentionally Hit by Car While Sign-waving  
  13. Tokioka: My Constituents Don't Want Same Sex Marriage
  14. Fundraisers keep Gov warm during the federal freeze
  15. AARP: Health Connector Must not become State Agency
  16. Solar saturation proves costly
  17. HSTA Rep: Standardized Testing is not Fair
  18. Paradise found: A history of pineapple, sugar and seeds in Hawaii
  19. OCCC: Another Day, Another Escape
  20. Sanitarians feel ‘lot of pressure’ with shortage of food inspectors
  21. Farmers Lose 9% of Crop to Theft

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
October 26, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 3675 Views
  1. OHA Chair Colette Machado: Same Sex Marriage Will Affect our Traditional Sense of 'Ohana
  2. VIDEO: When Marriage is Redefined, People are Punished for Not Agreeing
  3. Kapolei NB Passes Anti-Rail Resolution
  4. Senators Use Allowance For Many Purchases
  5. Cardines: Religious Exemption is All Shibai
  6. Unconstitutional: Abercrombie Still Pushing for Public Accommodations Law to Create State Religion
  7. Mainland Homosexuals Eager to Penetrate Hawaii
  8. Interview: Charles Djou on Serving in Congress and Afghanistan
  9. Keep tight lid on spending
  10. Gas prices Drop 29 Cents After Tesoro Refinery Reopens
  11. Waipahu: Mentally Ill Homosexual Allegedly Exposes Himself to Elementary School Boys
  12. Enviros on Warpath over Two Abercrombie Nominees
  13. City prosecutor questions prison reform as serial rapist faces new charges
  14. Hoku plant might be dismantled
  15. 30 Days: Protester now 'Occupies' a Jail Cell, 2 more await sentencing
  16. Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov't Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers
  17. Hawaii Kai Sludge Heads for Cemetery?
  18. Phone violations pack traffic court Because of Poorly-Written Law

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Friday, October 25, 2013
October 25, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 PM :: 3928 Views
  1. SB1 Would Impose New Tax on Churches—Even if they Accept Gay Marriage
  2. Free Speech? Ethics Commission Issues Advisory on ‘Grassroots Lobbying’
  3. ACLU: Regulation of Grassroots Lobbying Suppresses Free Speech
  4. Bishop Silva: Respect Human Ecology, Gay Marriage is not 'Equal'
  5. 13 States with Gay Marriage: How Education Changed
  6. Jackson v Abercrombie delayed until after Special Session
  7. Welfare subsidies on the rise in Hawaii
  8. Retiree Hit With $7000 'Recalculated' Water Bill
  9. WSJ on Solar City: Cronyism in Full Force
  10. HECO Warns Solar Contractors over Deceptive Sales Practices
  11. WSJ: The Universal Pre-K Fallacy
  12. UHERO: Shutdown did not Stop Hawaii Growth
  13. Wespac: US Should Refuse Any Quota Reduction For Hawaii Bigeye Tuna
  14. Sierra Club: Senate Should Reject Superferry’s only Supporter
  15. Hawaii-Based New Age Hucksters Fight Over $5M Donation from “sap”
  16. Government to Control Central Union Church, Kawaiahao Church by Nov 18
  17. Souki: Litigation Gives Me Excuse to Switch Vote on Gay Marriage
  18. Proposed Law Would Protect Child Molesters 
  19. Maui: ’14 candidates start to emerge
  20. Abercrombie Refuses to Fill Vacant HCDA Seats in time for Special Session
  21. Serial Rapist Let Out Early, Accused of Rape Again
  22. License granted for depleted uranium
  23. Education expert says emphasis on uniform standards stifles creativity
  24. Kauai Council has Chance to Kill off Coco Palms Redevelopment
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
October 24, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 3738 Views
  1. Report: Chinese Spy Ship Operating Near Hawaii
  2. Obamacare Website Mess: 2010 Hawaii Audit Should Have Been ‘Red Flag’
  3. Two More Sovereignty Activists Convicted of Felony Mortgage Fraud
  4. HECO Solar Project Pays More Wholesale than Mainland Retail Rates
  5. Special Session: How to Testify
  6. Hawaii Christian Coalition: 26 House Reps Who Plan to Vote for Gay Marriage
  7. Law Prof: Gay Marriage Bill Unconstitutional
  8. October Complete Poll Results
  9. DOE executives miserable working without A/C
  10. Teacher Burned out by Yet Another Curriculum Change
  11. State workers told accessing office email from “personal devices” is strictly prohibited
  12. Counties Again Seek 'Relief' From Open Meeting Mandates
  13. 80% of Circuits Does not Equal 80% of Customers
  14. Electricians Grab for Solar Work?
  15. County may raise waste tipping fees 540%
  16. Arianna Huffington is Now a Tulip Tree
  17. Gay Atheists Attack Pastor Wayne Cordiero Personally
  18. Star-Adv: State Should Regulate Ocean Recreation More
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 3938 Views
  1. FULL TEXT: Gay Marriage Bill Introduced, Hearing Set for Oct 28
  2. Foster Boys in Hilo Speak Up: Hunt On for Yet Another Alleged Homosexual Child Molester
  3. Abercrombie Proposes More Items for Special Session Agenda
  4. Hanabusa Camp: Schatz Campaign "Divisive, Insulting, Crass, Cynical, Narrow-Minded"
  5. Chang: Hawaii GOP Recruiting Candidates
  6. Closed Primary: Party Leaders Want more ideological Democratic Party
  7. UPDATE: Hawaii Reapportionment Case Presented to US Supreme Court
  8. State’s Largest Charter School Responds to Arrest of Former Principal
  9. Senate WAM Briefing to Consider ‘Tax System Modernization’
  10. GMO Free Kauai: Silencing a Dissident
  11. Kaiser Health News: Thousands of Policies Cancelled Due to Obamacare
  12. Celebrating sustainable fishing
  13. ‘The Saratov Approach’ Coming to Laie
  14. Only 39% Approve of Abercrombie
  15. Hee: Senate Amendments Will be Allowed on Gay Marriage Bill
  16. Is same-sex marriage battle behind attack on Hawaii churches?
  17. Sheriffs Deploy During Democratic Caucus
  18. Hawaii House Reps Spend on Refrigeration, Mediation, Translation
  19. Abercrombie Sets $500/plate Fundraiser for Kapolei
  20. Limiting the power of money in elections
  21. Caldwell: Keep grants-in-aid process free of political influences other than Mine
  22. Overheated market for solar energy leads to industry's painful consolidation
  23. UH Prof: Government Regulation Causes Administrative Bloat
  24. Boom in the Hawaii Gun Business
  25. Overcrowding due to lack of Affordable Housing -- 28 Displaced as 2 Houses burn
  26. Hauula resident fights city’s condemnation of land
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 4922 Views
  1. Man allegedly scams taxpayers for 14 years, FBI says
  2. Survey: Hawaii 24th in Opportunity Index
  3. House Informational Briefing on Same Sex Marriage Oct 23
  4. Gay Marriage: HIRA Responds to Abercrombie Admin
  5. House Informational Briefing on Same Sex Marriage Oct 23
  6. Court Orders Abercrombie Admin to Pay Lawyers who Forced him to Reveal Names of Judicial Nominees
  7. Judicial Selection Commission Announces Vacancy and Three Petitions for Retention
  8. Senators, Reps: Abercrombie Lied to us About Special Session
  9. 50 local Organizations Unite Against Gay Marriage
  10. 200 Congregations, 179,000 Members say no to Changing Family Structure
  11. VIDEO: Transsexual Teacher Recruits in Hawaii Elementary School
  12. Poll: Schatz 38% Hanabusa 36%
  13. Sen J Kalani 'Powdernose' English Made Taxpayers Fund Tahiti Trip 
  14. Another Abercrombie Fundraiser, This One in Florida
  15. Progressive vs Moderate Dems Argue over Closed vs Winnowing Primary
  16. Verdicts conflict in death, injury of HPD officers
  17. Star-Adv: Water board must institute reforms
  18. HECO: 80% of Circuits Still Open for Solar
  19. Foodstamps Only Going up 3.4% this Year
  20. Hawaii to sell $852 mln of GO bonds Nov 4 week
  21. The battle over GMO seed farms in Hawaii
  22. Some Honolulu Harbor tenants miss pipeline inquiry deadline
  23. Former Waipahu elementary principal pleads no contest to record-tampering charges
  24. Fired charter school chief charged in $100K theft
  25. Young law breakers: 75% Reoffend, So We Need Less Punishment

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Monday, October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:37 PM :: 3561 Views
  1. McDermott: HGEA Contract Should be on Special Session Agenda
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 21, 2013
  3. Even Excluding Filipinos, Best Gay Marriage Can Come Up with is 44%
  4. Golojuch: The Ruling Class is Behind Me
  5. Many Children Face Exclusion from Hawaii Kindergarten in 2014
  6. Governor's Office Says No Dice to Any Compromise on Travel Records
  7. Kauai County asking state for more tourism-related dollars
  8. UH to Fund Construction via Scam-Ridden EB-5 Program
  9. Search for UH head put on fast track
  10. Repairs stall out in another UH building
  11. Dope Dealers plan ‘medical cannabis transfer station’
  12. Fisheries group speaks out about tuna cuts in Hawaiian waters
  13. Regulatory woes complicate efforts to stop erosion
  14. State proposes to change rules for commercial use of oceans
  15. Auto safety check rules await governor’s approval before Nov 1 

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Sunday, October 20, 2013
October 20, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 5446 Views
  1. AARP: Hawaii Health Connector Needs Transparency & Accountability
  2. Pew: Five States Which Paid to Keep National Parks, Monuments Open
  3. Installing a Solar PV System? Check with HECO first
  4. Oversight Hearing to Evaluate Foster Homes, Adult Residential Care Homes
  5. Raising the Cost of “Affordable Housing”
  6. Reso 12-149: Where is the Audit of HART Propaganda Machine?
  7. Hoshijo Announces Plan to Impose Public Accommodations Law on Churches
  8. Abercrombie's Same-Sex Marriage Bill Unconstitutional
  9. Exemptions to protect religious freedom are too weak to be effective
  10. Trash-talking starts early for Schatz-Hanabusa race
  11. Leaders' failure causes isles to lose out in GMO debate
  12. Will Mayor Veto Anti-GMO Bill?
  13. NPR: Kauai Activists Blame GMO for (Insert illness here)
  14. Star-Adv: Counties can help maintain DHHL homes
  15. Another look at the Democratic Party lawsuit against state’s “open primary”
  16. UHH enrollment down
  17. Revolving Door: First Wind Hires former Compliance officer
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
October 19, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 3477 Views
  1. $381K in Prohibited Gifts: Ethics Commission Compares Kirk Caldwell to Rod Tam -- Then Lets him off Hook
  2. Kauai submits to mob rule (again)
  3. Anti-GMO “Leaders”– Is There a Middle Ground?
  4. The Constituents that Wooley, Hooser & Gabbard Listen To
  5. 2% of Eligible Population: 1,795 Completed Hawaii Obamacare Applications
  6. Religious Freedom? Latest Draft of Gay Marriage Bill is no Improvement
  7. Mainland Homosexuals Spend $226K Buying Favors from Hawaii Politicians
  8. 75% of Jobs Postponed Under new solar rules?
  9. Alleged welfare cheat scammed Hawaii taxpayers for 14 years
  10. Girlfriend of former officer to be sentenced in marijuana case
  11. Many restaurants support new food safety program
  12. Dolphin Necropsy May be used as Excuse to Broaden Attack on Fishing Industry
  13. Ruling over legal fees favors newspaper
  14. Tourists 8 Times More Likely to Drown

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Friday, October 18, 2013
October 18, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 PM :: 3809 Views
  1. Abercrombie, Legislature Say: “The People Choose on Marriage”
  2. Hawaii Student Veterans Make Case for In-State Tuition
  3. Independent producers Contribute to High Electric Costs
  4. $1,000 Per Head Abercrombie Fundraiser Friday in NYC
  5. The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act, H.R. 3133 Would Protect Religious Freedom
  6. Democrats, Transsexuals Plan 'Pride' Rally
  7. Health Website Woes Widen as Insurers Get Wrong Data
  8. Kauai Anti-GMO Bill 2491 sent to mayor
  9. HART gets go-ahead to spend $1.56B on rail structures, land
  10. UH broaches construction freeze in Latest Scheme to Shift money from Kobayashi to Mitsunaga
  11. UH agrees to hold off on center for Inouye
  12. Hawaii's Public Records: Can We Talk About This?
  13. Former HPD Major gets piddling 8 months in prison
  14. Dobelle Scores Paid Vacation as 'Punishment' for Latest Escapades
  15. Hawaii Harbor Officials Tell Port Businesses to Provide Response Plans
  16. Protesters Trash Park Renaming Ceremony
  17. Borreca Disturbed by Lack of Explicit Suffering During 'Shutdown'
  18. Lifelong Criminal, Rewarded with $199K, Heads to Latest Trial

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
October 17, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 4625 Views
  1. Memos: Hanabusa has Failed -- Schatz is a White Ideologue with a Superior Campaign
  2. Abercrombie Issues Statement Upon Conclusion of his French Vacation
  3. Survey: Hawaii Health Exchange Worst in Nation
  4. Rail: Judge Tashima Must Rule on Beretania Street Tunnel
  5. DoH Proposes Restaurant Inspection Fee Increases to Fund 13 New Positions
  6. ‘Get on Board’ DoE Adds Bus Routes at Four Schools
  7. Poelman Appointed Maui Judge
  8. Abercrombie’s Communications Director Quitting, Fleeing State
  9. Blabbercrombie Hijacks Own News Conference
  10. Schatz: White People are Taking over Hawaii
  11. NYT: Limits Approved for Genetically Modified Crops in Kauai, Hawaii
  12. Idiots on Hawaii Co Council OK ban on Non-Existent Geothermal fracking
  13. Developers Use CD1 Campaign to Buy Anderson?
  14. Hey, guess who set up Hawaii’s failure of an Obamacare exchange website
  15. Officials Jack Up Charges to Keep Public Records From Being Released
  16. Teachers still not settled on student surveys
  17. State Prepares for ‘Ripple Effects’ of Junior-Kindergarten Elimination
  18. Former Lanikai Elementary PTSA president charged with stealing $50,574
  19. Danger: Property tax task force to begin work Monday
  20. DHHL accused of being unfair to Hawaiian businesses

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
October 16, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:52 PM :: 4354 Views
  1. Djou: Afghanistan Casualties Teach Nation a Lesson on Shutdown
  2. Bi-Partisan House Group to Hold Sister-Isle Hearings on Gay Marriage Bill
  3. Ewa, Kona, Hilo, Nanakuli, Mililani, Kahului, Lihue: Local Communities Organize Against Gay Marriage
  4. Abercrombie admin and DOE have no answers for same-sex education issues
  5. Two Weeks Late, Health Connector Now Claims to Be "Open for Business"--Directs Users to Crashed Website
  6. Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange re-launches with more glitches
  7. CPA says hype over Obamacare small business tax credit is misleading
  8. UPDATE: Feds Shutdown? Obamacare a Mess? Abercrombie Secretly Vacations in France--Adds 9 Days to Trip
  9. Tsunami evacuation rule established for Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors
  10. World Food Prize Goes to Monsanto, Syngenta
  11. Senators: Abercrombie Should Fill HCDA Vacancies
  12. Supreme Court Asked: Who Owns Geothermal Rights in Hawaii?
  13. Gay Marriage Vote Hinges on Public Accommodations Law
  14. Kauai Orders Farmers to Supply EcoTerrorist Target List
  15. Star-Adv: Connector has much to prove
  16. Is 'Open Primary” a 'Severe Burden' on Democrats?
  17. On Way Back from France, Abercrombie stops in D.C. for alleged shutdown talks
  18. Group wants voters to decide same-sex marriage
  19. Mainland Homosexuals Excited by Louie Opinion
  20. HECO Stymies Solar
  21. Ernie Martin Grabs for More Control of Grants-in-Aid
  22. Arakawa says he’ll seek new term as mayor
  23. BOE Gives Charter School Commission Discretion Over Teacher Evaluations
  24. DOE Gets Heat for Tardy $25M Request for Classroom Cooling
  25. Hawaii's Public Records: Citizens Are Paying the Price for Disorganized Agencies
  26. Former Barbers Point NAS hit by thefts, vandalism
  27. Feds Grab for Kona Water to be Decided Today?
  28. Mandatory Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Foods Deserves A Warning Label Of Its Own

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
October 15, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:52 PM :: 5119 Views
  1. Rally Oct 28: "Let the People Decide on Marriage"
  2. AG Louie Issues Formal Opinion Claiming Legislature Has Authority to Enact Gay Marriage
  3. Hawaii LDS Churches Release New Letter on Gay Marriage
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted October 15, 2013
  5. Ratepayers Soaked to Enrich Landowners as PUC Approves 10M Gallon HECO Biofuel Contract
  6. Now and Later: The Impact of the Government Shutdown
  7. "Where was the Governor?" Grassroot Institute Calls for Greater Transparency on Governor's Travel
  8. Video: What Gay Marriage did to Massachusetts
  9. Solar Scammers Con Consumers into Taking out Loans for Non-existent Solar Panels
  10. Solar Doubles Electric Bill for Hundreds of Scam Victims
  11. State AG Refuses to Save Counties from anti-GMO Mobs
  12. State to request more inspectors for pesticides
  13. Heroic Republicans Save Unions, Large Employer Health Plans from Obama's Diabolical $25B Reinsurance tax
  14. After Two Weeks of Miserable Failure, Health plan connector site Supposed to go live today
  15. GovTech: Hawaii is Worst-Case Scenario
  16. Military families mow overgrown grass at shutdown Arizona Memorial entrance
  17. Shutdown? Most Hawaii federal Workers are Getting Paid
  18. Hawaii's Public Records: Law's Creators Didn't Expect Cost To Be An Issue
  19. Matson reimburses businesses affected by spill

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Letters to the Editor October, 2013
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:35 AM :: 5189 Views
  • Kawainui Marsh: Outdoor Circle Wrong About Trails, Visitors
  • Let’s talk GMOs and pesticides
  • Letter from Fiji: Hard to Fathom how Households Will Afford new HMSA/Kaiser Rates
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Monday, October 14, 2013
October 14, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:09 PM :: 4995 Views
  1. HGEA: Unit 13 Contract Restores Lost ‘Step Movements’
  2. Hawaii Among Worst States to Start New Business
  3. Hawaii Campaign Finance: A-1 Challenge Awaits McCutcheon Ruling?
  4. GMO bill Would Allow Activists to Sue Farmers
  5. Restricting GMO farming would hurt sustainability efforts
  6. Kauai heading down a slippery slope
  7. Personal Freedom? Global Cooling Deniers Censor Letters to the Editor
  8. Atheists Sling False Accusations Against Hawaii Church
  9. Tuna Longliners Face 40% Cuts because of Overfishing by Others
  10. UHWO Costs Balloon as School Fails to Make Money in Hawaii Real Estate
  11. Abercrombie Hides Travel Records Behind $1016
  12. Kailua Bike Share Only Gets 1-3 Riders Per Day, Now City Wants to Burn $11.9M
  13. Could Better Civics Education in Hawaii Boost Young Voter Turnout?
  14. Michelle Bachman Opens Monument for Hawaii HS Senior

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Sunday, October 13, 2013
October 13, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 3845 Views
  1. Civil Rights: What’s Worse than Being ‘Forced’ to Conduct Gay Marriages?
  2. Reasons to be Concerned About Obamacare - Taxes
  3. State Pay Hike Spending Spree
  4. Fundrace: Hanabusa Still a Big Loser, Looking for Excuses
  5. Election Day: July 9, 2014?--No, August 9
  6. New DHHL Home Sits Empty lacking Buyer
  7. Private Attorney General: Activist Score Megabucks for Litigation
  8. Anti-GMO law would Allow Luddites to Sue Farmers
  9. Smart Meters: Kauai Conspiracy Nuts Demand Free Ride
  10. Matson to Order LNG-Powered Containerships – Sources
  11. Evan Dobelle came to Westfield State with record of excess
  12. Isle economy's growth slowing
  13. Star-Adv: Honolulu Harbor will Drown so we must have some more Conferences or Something
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
October 12, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 PM :: 3629 Views
  1. Tsutsui Orders Hiring Freeze
  2. Rep. Fukumoto Calls for Civility in Political Debates
  3. Pine: "Eliminate the Board of Water Supply's retroactive billing policy"
  4. Caldwell Announces Town Hall Meeting Schedule
  5. American Legion: Phony POW/MIA Ceremonies Mislead and Insult
  6. Same-sex marriage opponents want lawmakers to "let the people decide"
  7. Obamacare tax credit may not be beneficial to small businesses
  8. On scams and the sovereignty narrative
  9. Hawaii Hit Disproportionately Hard by Gov't Shutdown
  10. Blind-Deaf: Alleged Child Molester faces Extradition from Calif
  11. 96%:  HGEA professional, scientific workers ratify new contract
  12. Hawaii: This Obamacare Insurance Exchange Isn't Working at All
  13. Occupy Protester gets 30 Days in Jail
  14. Deedy Shooting Victim's Parents Blast Prosecutor over Failure to Consider Manslaughter
  15. Car Dealer Alan Pflueger Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Tax Fraud

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Friday, October 11, 2013
October 11, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 3909 Views
  1. Audit: City Lets Elite Avoid $1.8M in Property Taxes on 'Historic' Homes
  2. Federal grand jury subpoenas Matson in Honolulu Harbor molasses spill
  3. Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit
  4. Rep. McDermott asks Speaker Souki for state-wide hearings on marriage bill
  5. HI lawmakers question Obamacare exchange delays
  6. Groundbreaking Discovery by the Babes Against Biotech!
  7. VIDEO: Charles Djou Talks to Grassroot Institute
  8. Legislative Committee Briefings Slated on Early Education, Solar Installations
  9. Honolulu 'Affordable' Homes Smallest in USA
  10. Hawaii Health Connector Site 'Amateur' -- Wide open to Hackers
  11. Poll: Less than 0.7% Buy Obamacare Coverage
  12. Oshiro discourages action on gay marriage during session
  13. AG Louie points to ACLU, Civil Rights Comm for info About Religious Freedom in Gay Marriage Bill
  14. Star-Adv: Only 247 Sign up for DREAM in Hawaii
  15. Occupy Protester found guilty, faces sentencing today
  16. Chang Dumps Another $124K Into His Congressional War Chest
  17. Why once booming photovoltaic industry is now struggling to stay in business
  18. Federal trial underway in Hawaiian sovereignty mortgage assistance fraud case
  19. EU Ambassador in Hawaii, Talks Jones Act
  20. Farmer says hundreds of papayas stolen off farm in Punaluu
  21. Hawaii Not Willing to Suffer for Obamacare? May Reopen National Parks
  22. Hollywood Tax Credits Make for Hawaiian 'Luau'
  23. Handi-Van starting new policy for chronic no-shows

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
October 10, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:12 PM :: 4031 Views
  1. Hawaii Health Connector Built by Same Contractor Responsible for Federal ACA Failure
  2. Obamacare: Hawaii Only State Which Still Has Not Launched
  3. Gay Marriage Debate Cancelled After Attempt to Stack Meeting Fails
  4. Report: Hawaii Ranks 30th in Business Tax Climate
  5. Grading character in school
  6. Rail: Let Them Eat Cake
  7. Hickam: Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command held 'phony' ceremonies for MIAs, using planes that can't fly
  8. Liver Let Die
  9. Health Connector Can't Say When they'll Be Open
  10. Clean Elections Activists Nailed by Campaign Spending Commission
  11. Furlough foul-up: 20,000 Hawaii workers Illegally Laid Off
  12. 11 groups added to city grants list by Council
  13. Campaign Spending Commission Cracks Down on Rep. Awana's Illegal Campaign Practices
  14. Hawaii County employees plead guilty to fuel theft
  15. Some Hawaii Teachers Aren't Allowed to Fail Kids Over Frequent Truancy
  16. Panel hears Campaign finance law challenge

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
October 9, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:58 PM :: 3571 Views
  1. Still Not Open, Hawaii Health Connector Apologizes for Being so Sorry
  2. The UHERO Dashboard Project Jobs Explorer: Occupations in Hawaii
  3. Kapolei NB to Consider Anti-Rail Resolution
  4. Consumer LifeSmarts: DCCA Launches 10th Annual Statewide Student Competition
  5. "Oxyelite Pro" Dietary Supplement Linked to Death, Liver Failure
  6. Software glitches on the health insurance exchange still prevent price comparisons and policy purchases
  7. If Gay Marriage Wins, Gay Agenda to be Imposed on DoE
  8. Star-Adv Claims 28 House Votes for Gay Marriage
  9. LWV: "Governments Have an Interest in Controlling Political Speech"
  10. Dozens of Hawaiian homesteads sit empty, boarded up
  11. Awana, Cabanilla Termed 'House's Dimmest Bulbs'
  12. City Files 800-page Response in Rail Suit
  13. Solar Contractor Cries as Tax Credit Bubble Continues to Burst
  14. Pay in Hawai`i, By the Numbers
  15. GMOs: Kauai Mayor Pushes for State Solution to Luddite Crisis
  16. Possible ahi limits for Hawaii could cause price hike
  17. UH Econ Professors 6th Chattiest in USA

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
October 8, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 4034 Views
  1. Hawaii Reapportionment Case Presented to US Supreme Court
  2. AG Louie the Grinch: Subs Won’t get Back Pay for Christmas
  3. Comparing Economies: Hawaii and Greece -- The Writing on the Wall
  4. Hawaii Drug Overdose Deaths Soaring -- Now Kill More than Auto Accidents
  5. Same-sex marriage critics working to rally opposition
  6. Judge Hints Ruling in Dems Closed Primary Suit Opens Door to Legislative Action
  7. NYT: Fight Over Genetically Altered Crops Flares in Hawaii
  8. Star-Adv: Let Homeless Sleep on Sidewalks
  9. Isle GOP caught between shutdown and a hard place
  10. Hawaii’s campaign spending laws go before the 9th Circuit in Honolulu on Wednesday
  11. Why Big Island Beer Costs More in Hawaii Than in Manhattan
  12. Iwasa: City Council Shouldn't Tamper With GIA Commission's Work
  13. Financing in place for hospital in West Maui
  14. Hawaii’s solar PV industry will see consolidation in 2014
  15. UHERO snapshot shows median salary for all Hawaii jobs is $36k
  16. Hearing set for vehicle fee hike
  17. A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge
  18. Hawaii Ranks First in Country for Number of Toddlers Vaccinated
  19. EU ambassador to US to visit Hawaii, Talk Free Trade
  20. Mayor says city surpassing road repaving goals
  21. UH says no to concert featuring Bruno Mars
  22. Firm seeks silt permit; city unlikely to approve

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Monday, October 7, 2013
October 7, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 4271 Views
  1. Ewa, Kona, Hilo, Nanakuli, Mililani, Kahului, Lihue: Local Communities Organize Against Gay Marriage
  2. Religious Freedom? Panel to Debate Amendments to Gay Marriage Bill
  3. HI House leader steps down amid campaign spending investigation
  4. Polygamy: Calif Gov Jerry Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents -- Abercrombie Predicts Hawaii next
  5. Hundreds Attend Anti Gay Marriage Rally at Capitol
  6. DREAM Just a Dream?  Only 247 Illegal Aliens Apply
  7. How Government Makes Milk Expensive in Hawaii
  8. Affordable Care Act and a growing population make Waikiki Health's new facilit­y a critical addition
  9. Substitute teachers back pay Coming in December
  10. Tribes Mishandle Funds, Go Unpunished
  11. News Media Seek Court Ruling on Open Trials
  12. Alleged Mortgage Fraudster Represented by Disgraced former Legislator
  13. Permit for telescope faces legal challenge

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Sunday, October 6, 2013
October 6, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 4578 Views
  1. Secret Chart Reveals HMSA Individual, Family Rates--$873 Per Person for Non-Smokers
  2. Raising Debt Ceiling, Cutting Spending is Crux of Issue
  3. US Commission on Civil Rights Seeks Nominees for Hawaii Advisory Committee
  4. Grassroot: Poll Favors Limited, Accountable Government
  5. Hawaii Democrats Finally Eliminate Old-Boys from Party
  6. Shapiro: Advocates of gay marriage need be generous in victory
  7. House support for same-sex marriage in flux Over Religious Freedom
  8. Kauai County Council takes up GMO, pesticide bill on Tuesday
  9. Star-Adv: Original vision for Kakaako still best guide
  10. Homeless 1-day tally is too low, study says
  11. Panel to receive input on home-based business bill
  12. Maui considers 2014 HSAC legislative package
  13. Hawaii Co Building Inspections Used to Hasten Transfer of Naniloa to new Owner

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
October 5, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 PM :: 3463 Views
  1. Feel rich? Average Hawaii Resident needs to pony up $40K to pay off state debt
  2. "Rich States" Also Have Debts -- Hawaii Ranks #5
  3. Rail Burns Thru $256M in 12 months with no Construction
  4. UHERO: Furlough Fridays = Less Juvenile Crime
  5. E-RAT-icate: Cost-effectiveness of Eradication vs. Control
  6. VIDEO: Aegis Ballistic Missile Intercept off Kauai
  7. Tentative HGEA deal on Special Session Agenda: Adds $276M to state's price tag
  8. Slom: Lawsuit May Seek to Block Special Session
  9. Awana Resigns Leadership Position
  10. Shutdown: Hanabusa, Gabbard Vote to Starve Women, Children -- Refuse to Fund FEMA
  11. HECO Running out of Circuits: "Near Total Work Stoppage"
  12. Council Overrides Mayor's Veto, Property Tax Hike Hits Hundreds on Maui
  13. UH to seek $54M more from state
  14. State leaders respond to call for new prison
  15. UH Exec Who Allegedly Lied About Accounting Credential Still on Job
  16. Maui: How Kaiser Used An Anti-Consumer Clause To Skirt Payment For Fatal Cancer
  17. Don't mandate flat cab fee from airport to Waikiki

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Friday, October 4, 2013
October 4, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:46 PM :: 3835 Views
  1. Hawaii Health Connector Secret Rates Revealed? HMSA Premium Jumps 44%
  2. Hawaii Health Connector: Six Legislative Committees to Discuss ‘Concerns’
  3. ULI Fellowship: Caldwell to Select Land Use Challenge
  4. Sequestration Report: Reduced Funding is Just the Beginning of a New Reality for Hawaii
  5. Day 4: $205M Health Connector Still Fails Miserably
  6. Third Time's The Charm: Rep Karen Awana hit with $8500 campaign fine
  7. Bill 59: OK to Sleep on Sidewalk only if you Can Prove You Tried to get Shelter Space
  8. Lege vs Abercrombie? Politicians taking note of worries about HCDA
  9. Star-Adv: Commission should vet all grants
  10. Pay Inches Up in Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  11. Shon: Three Ways to Derail the Common Core Standards
  12. City prosecutor suggests new prison to reduce crime
  13. Out Again: Felon who took cameraman hostage faces fresh charges
  14. Attorneys: Usual Suspects Team up With Anti-GMO Side
  15. Hu Honua Biomass Plant a Major Source of CO, NO? -- EPA
  16. Oahu juvenile crime down on teacher furlough days

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
October 3, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 4197 Views
  1. Hawaii residents, lawmakers frustrated with health connector glitches
  2. Hawaii Health Connector Claims 1,181 Obamacare Applications
  3. Religious Freedom? UH Law School Panel to Debate Amendments to Gay Marriage Bill
  4. Panos: Ten Plus One Reasons Why I Do Not Support The Honolulu Rail Project
  5. Jones Act Does Not Bar International Trade From Hawaii
  6. Honolulu Roads 13th Worst in Nation, Cost Drivers $598 per year
  7. KIUC Seeks PUC Approval for Monthly Meter Charges
  8. "I'm through with Hawaii Health Connector"
  9. Star-Adv: Health Connector "Troubled"
  10. HGEA Sci Tech Settles Contract, Snags 11% Pay Hike
  11. HSTA to Join AFL-CIO
  12. Development Agency and Kakaako to Face Lawmakers' Scrutiny
  13. Hawaii State Salaries 2013: Huge Pay Hike for Judges
  14. Fracking: Hawaii County Council Ctte Votes 7-0 to Ban Something that Doesn't Exist in Hawaii
  15. KIUC Asks for Natural Gas Fuels in Latest Bid
  16. DoE Enrollment Jumps 1%, Charters 2% 
  17. Study: Number of homeless living on Oahu underestimated
  18. UH Manoa Oppresses Tobacco Smokers Effective Jan 1
  19. College Rankings get to Bottom Line
  20. Wonder Scammer to Face Trial March 18
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
October 2, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 PM :: 4132 Views
  1. Video: Sen Sam Slom and Jim Hochberg on Special Session
  2. Mainland Anti-GMO money flooding into Molokai, funding “grassroots” protests
  3. ‘Environmental disaster:’ HI residents want answers over molasses spill
  4. Feds Shutdown? Obamacare a Mess? Abercrombie Secretly Vacations in France
  5. HCDA Releases 20 Pg Q&A
  6. After 56,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled to Make Way for 'Reform', Hawaii exchange gets only 500 applications
  7. Hawaii Accountants Assn:  Over 55? Your Insurance Rates Will Triple Thanks to Abercrombie 
  8. "At some Point the Connector is Going to Have to Start Showing Rates"
  9. Hirono Still Taking Salary, All Delegates Refuse to Sign up for Obamacare, Abercrombie Staying in France
  10. Big Island Anti-GMO Bill Advances
  11. DOE Long Overdue in Improving Hawaiian Studies, Kupuna Say
  12. DoE Wastes Money, Teachers' Time on 'Revolving Door' of Expensive New Programs
  13. 2 former Halawa guards accused of taking bribes, helping USO prison gang
  14. Oxy Elite Pro Supplement Linked to Liver Failure

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
October 1, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:22 PM :: 3743 Views
  1. Taking Effect Today: Honolulu Property Tax Hikes Target Elderly
  2. Hawaii GOP: Schatz, Hirono Vote for Government Shutdown
  3. Nominations invited for UH Task Force in support of student veterans
  4. Global Warming: Abercrombie Signs Majuro Declaration
  5. Outdoor Circle Questions Plan for Trails Ringing Kawainui Marsh
  6. Gallup: Less than half of Uninsured say they will use the state or federal exchanges
  7. Hawaii Obamacare Exchange Fails on First day, May be Down for Month
  8. "People don't want to Buy Plans Right Now"
  9. Hawaii Congressional Delegation Unanimous in Favor of Government Shutdown to Save Obamacare
  10. Star-Adv: Homosexual Rape Gang at Blind-Deaf School Can Be Used to Impose Gay Agenda Thru Anti-Bullying Programs
  11. 'Wild West Shootout' for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District Seat
  12. Legislative Salaries: 380 People Siphon $22M Per Year
  13. HPD officer fired in Las Vegas pot incident reinstated, Assigned to Train New Officers
  14. UH Doesn't Pay
  15. State Attempts to Rebut Hawaii Democrats Closed Primary Lawsuit
  16. HCDA holding public hearing on 801 South St. Phase II
  17. Hawaii personal income rebounded in the 2nd quarter
  18. Telescope hearing set for December
  19. Hawaiian Airlines Profit Based Entirely on Baggage Fees
  20. Warming: Usual Suspects Claim We Are All Going to Drown

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