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Friday, December 31, 2010
December 31, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:21 PM :: 7515 Views

Hartford Courant: Who’s Abercrombie kidding?

HuffPo: Abercrombie on a fool’s errand

Rep Djou announces US Service Academy Nominations

FreedomWorks: 2010 Year in Review

Newest KSBE Trustee: Lawyer for Al Hee’s Sandwich Isles scam

Star-Advertiser’s #1 Man for 2010: Blake Oshiro, of course

9-11 Trooother TV Crew Covering President Claims Mistreatment

KITV: Under-Funded State Pension Issue Looming

Carlisle: City in Better Financial Shape Than Expected

Neglect leads to junky parks, state reports says

Marketing Hawaii tourism done in secret executive sessions

Child molesters thrilled as Hawaii Legislature begins hiring

PBN Looks forward to 2011

Housing authority shuts down Waimanalo residents’ greywater system, calls it “pollution”

Some low-income families living with no electricity, HECO proposes assistance

Lawsuit: Hawaii’s Wonderful In-State Prison System holding prisoners beyond their sentences

New Yorker Brady thinks Buffalonian Abercrombie brings new day to Hawaii

Hawaii Homeless man arrested, extradited to Arizona

New Contractor takes over BI Head Start

Yamada & Sons has lease on land key to Hilo garbage plan

UK Daily Mail: Obama given a  20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii (no wonder his Christmas holiday is costing the country $1.5m)

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Thursday, December 30, 2010
December 30, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:41 PM :: 7528 Views

Republican Tom Berg wins Council Special Election

GOP: Berg's years of service to community recognized

2011 Legislative Agenda: ERS benefits to be slashed, “all eligible members to retire”

Theme of Prison Audit lifted from Kat Brady commentary

Audit fuels “clinically psychotic” HGEA effort to strangle tax collection

Hawaii’s Leftist Governor Seeks Birther Revival

Abercrombie’s Birther Crusade: Day Five

HuffPo: Abercrombie on a fool’s errand

Hawaii Legislature doesn’t know difference between entrepreneurs and Crony Moguls

Council on Revenues forecasts $44M more revenue

Reaction to Tom Berg Victory


The Micromanagement begins: Takamine asked to intervene in bakery dispute

‘Green” Energy: Residential electric bills going up next month

State auditor: "Quick and dirty" management of inmates on the mainland

Panel advocates foreclosure protections

State tax forecast up: The Council on Revenues predicts 3 percent growth this fiscal year

Council on Revenues to Change Reports Because of 'Media Confusion'

State Sen. Kokubun resigns for administration post

Solomon Withdrawing From Lawsuit

No action by Kenoi on 'greatest environmental risk'

Hoffmann takes on affordable housing

SA editors back Young Bros monopoly, demand “clarity”

Roth:  A strong sense of justice, and his good humor, made Judge King special

1971 House Leadership fight decided by Republicans

3 medicated marijuana patients caught with 643 plants, 7 lbs

Woman who stole $13K in schools funds avoids jail time

Chromium: Where’s The Balanced Reporting?

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Thursday, December 30, 2010
December, 2010 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 1:59 AM :: 7574 Views

Lucky to have Tom Berg as Councilman

Waianae Teacher:  “Many teachers are fed up with the HSTA and DOE”

Hundreds sign up to Save Ewa Field

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
December 29, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:40 PM :: 8501 Views

Judge Samuel King funeral Today

Abercrombie’s Birther Crusade: Day Five

TEA Party favorite Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Honolulu, Maui

Hawaii Legislature doesn’t know difference between entrepreneurs and Crony Moguls

Today deadline for City Council special election mail-in ballots

Stalling, secret talks doomed prime moment for Akaka Bill

$200M up for grabs:  Will Hawaii budget be balanced on HTA’s back?

Council on Revenues to release new forecast

Desperate, Star-Advertiser editors suggest ways around earmark ban

Rick Hamada: gay marriage not an important issue

Deal means 20 years in Kimura Ponzi scheme: Separate plea still to come in federal court

CNN: The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is Dead to Me

Who didn’t make Abercrombie’s senatorial cut?

Herkes: Procurement rules used to steer Ocean View Water tank contract

Luddite Alert: Target store protest greets president this morning

Mating White Elephants: Questionable economic decisions set up a classic NIMBY conflict at Pepe'ekeo

Tourist spending skyrockets by almost a third

Hawaiian, other airlines raising rates

Housing Project Upset Over Laundry Violations

Helicopter Tours Adjust To Secret Service Restrictions

State flag to fly at half-staff in honor of Judge Samuel King

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
December 28, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:42 PM :: 13187 Views

USA Today: Neil Abercrombie, the friend you don’t need

Enviros demand Hawaii Food Tax

22% of Ballots in for Special Election


Hawaii teachers brace for major health fund change


GOP legislators knocked off the air?

DoE Substitutes still want their $20M

Honolulu Prosecutor promises to investigate City Overtime

No competitive bidding: Castle & Cooke gets waiver for solar farm

Rail project’s ridership projection is highly improbable

South Kona bypass bond: County seeks expedited trial, Yagong wants new bond to start construction

Woman advocates officers' memorial

Free floating Anxiety: Star-Advertiser continues to push chromium 6 chemophobia scam

Free Floating Anxiety: Herbicide spraying concerns residents

Politically incorrect Hawaii news publication launched

China deploying carrier-sinking missile

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Monday, December 27, 2010
December 27, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:29 PM :: 9476 Views

NYT: Inouye pushes Exemption from Terror Embargo after $2000 contribution

Abercrombie: Hawaii business leaders are ideologically rigid and cliche-ridden

Abercrombie’s Weird Priority: Raising profile of birtherism

Last day to vote for City Council special election at Honolulu Hale 

CB: Hawaii Outpaced U.S. In Income Growth, Poverty Decline Since 2000 


Major dislocation in Hawaii economy if Muni bond market collapses


CB: Something We Didn't Hear During Campaign: Birthers a Priority For Abercrombie

CNN: Abercrombie dripping with disgust for the birthers

SA: Dignity key for Kobayashi--The state's newest U.S. district judge is known for her fairness

Shapiro: Big island prosecutors complicit in burying Peter Boy

Obama party stays in home taxed at $300

Affordable-rental community in Ewa was delayed by financing and land acquisition

Freitas greased skids for UH sports to switch conferences

Star-Advertiser solicits donations to Anti-Superferry protesters, chemophobia scammers

Enviros prepare arguments against undersea power cables

SA: Sign federal shark finning ban

West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery recognized

Big Island blogger faces legal pressure to withdraw reporting on zipline safety concerns

A&B stock at 52-week high

Global Cooling: Summer Snow in Tasmaina

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Sunday, December 26, 2010
December 26, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 8902 Views

Precisely as Predicted: Birthers see conspiracy enhanced by Abercrombie


Maui News on Birther Battle: Don't do it, Neil

Isles facing drought in earmark funds

Gov calls for shared sacrifice on 4-part economic plan

Hawaii County Officials racked up $222K on county credit cards in past 2 years

Paying for power jolts some military families

SA: Power outage at Ala Moana looks like 3rd World Country

Costs add up for shippers

The jobless stigma: Being out of work for a long time complicates the search

Family sues city, Police Department over fatal shooting

No legal aid for officer accused in HPD scandal

Obama meets Marine families at Kaneohe: One kid punches him, another sticks tongue out

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Saturday, December 25, 2010
December 25, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:04 PM :: 10280 Views

In Hoc Anno Domini: So the light came into the world

How Christmas Came to Hawaii

VIDEO: Rep George Fontaine plays Santa at Kihei Youth Center

NYT: Abercrombie doubles down on Birther battle

Federal Cash Giveaway: Wind Energy Developers get one-year extension

Akaka Bill backers vow to plod on as foes cheer

Priorities: Abercrombie steps up Birther war  (This is what he got elected to do, right?)

Maui businessman and Hawaii Democrat Donor accused of Ponzi scheme charged

Presidential Gate-Crasher arrested at Sovereignty Activists’ camp

Abercrombie: Obama seeks embrace of thought control

Obama arrives in Kailua, Abercrombie flees to Hana

Abercrombie promises not to raid TAT

Hawaii County spends $4.89M on Councilwoman’s former employer

Voluntary effort reduces plastic bag use by 700K in six weeks

More sewage in water near Obama vacation home

Waimanalo Gulch Landfill runoff reaches sea, spurring probe but no alerts

Vanuatu Quake could cause sea level changes in Hawaii

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Friday, December 24, 2010
December 24, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:53 PM :: 9057 Views

How Christmas Came to Hawaii

Hawaii Congressional delegation: How they voted December 20-22

Miles of cash: DoE burns $2.2M for “car mileage”

The Dangers of Mail-In Ballots

A New Day In Hawaii: For Abercrombie, discrediting 'birthers' is a top priority

Abercrombie names Legislative policy team

Federal Contract Preferences – A Boon For Native Hawaiian-Owned Companies

Malama Solomon suing State over water to her ranch

State Water Official: Chromium Six Test "Irresponsible"

Christmas gift to UPW: 10 inmates injured in riot at Arizona prison

Hawaii’s initial unemployment claims fall 25.2%

Benefits extension to help thousands in Hawaii

Hawaii's War: National Guard, Reservists Face Hardships at Home

Army looks to improve PTA training facilities

“Envision Laie” commentary misses the bigger picture

Central Pacific Financial Corp.'s Private Placement is Fully Subscribed

Waters off Obama’s vacation home full of sewage

PHOTOS: Kailua police chase suspect thru checkpoint at Obama vacation home

Arrested in Honolulu, Abdel Hameed Shehadeh indicted on terror charges

Biden says gay marriage 'inevitable'


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Thursday, December 23, 2010
December 23, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:20 PM :: 6289 Views

DoE #1 in failure: 38% of Hawaii students flunk Military Aptitude tests

Census reapportionment data to be released in February 

Unbiased Media: Abercrombie aides “walk on water”

Aides nervous when Abercrombie goes off script

Ed Case campaign website gets extreme makeover

Hawaii taxes could rise but not on GET

Toguchi blames private schools for Hawaii’s 38% ASVAP failure


DoE brainwashes second graders against Christmas

Cited 53 times, City does not fine Genesiro Kawamoto

Furloughs stir 2 moms' push for minimum of school days

Maui News: Gov. Abercrombie says one of his priorities is to return all Hawaii prisoners from the Mainland. Do you agree?

Censorship: Progressives look for ways to silence Mufi supporters

Gaza victimized by Ann Wright, Honolulu Advertiser

Temporary spending bill ends Hawaii earmarks: Inouye cronies cut off until March 4 at earliest

Akaka complains about failure of Akaka Bill

Army vet discharged under DADT "shocked" by repeal

Development ideas contradict General Plan

Crackdown on fireworks leads to 3 arrests in 2 days

Young Bros. Monopoly loses business, hikes rates 24%

A 2011 Rebirth of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion?

Mitt Romney Also in Hawaii, Expected to Talk 2012 Plans with Family

Dante Carpenter: Obama up to his eyeballs in horse manure 

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
December 22, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 9058 Views

Malama Solomon’s meth connection

In the rubble of 2010, Hawaii GOP finds “foundation for future success”

VIDEO: Djou farewell speech before US House

Special Election: Only 17% turnout so far


Rep. Djou Gives Farewell Speech

OHA Cronies gather at St Andrews to prey

Abercrombie appoints Malama Solomon, Maile Shimabukuro

Gay atheist Democrats look for three of their own to be appointed to the Senate

Census: Hawaii's Population Increases 12%: State Now Home To Nearly 1.4 Million Residents

Hawaii falls $900M further behind in pension funding

Justice in Jeopardy: Judiciary continues campaign for more money

SHOPO: More Police needed in Hawaii County

Kauai Open governance resolution passes

Big Fleets Resist Greens’ Plan to kill fishing industry

Takamine’s DLIR: Growth anticipated in green jobs

CB: IMG's Rail Operating Cost Off By Miles

NYT profiles Mauna Loa CO2 scam observatory

SA reposts Eric Ryan drivel

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 11416 Views

$772M short: Abercrombie submits two-year budget, blames Lingle, tells Legislature to fix it

Lame Duck Won’t Create Race-Based Government After All

Hawaii Congressional delegation: How they voted December 12-19

Michael Medved to speak at SBH Conference

TEA Party favorite Sheriff Richard Mack to speak in Honolulu

New Hawaii State laws effective January 1, 2011

After giving away millions, Abercrombie plans to ask for emergency funds to cover $71.6 million shortfall


Angry Abercrombie: “Crisis is an opportunity”

Say “its his responsibility to come up with balanced budget”, Abercrombie exasperated

Expert testimony: Abercrombie complains about phoniness

State Faces $844 Million Shortfall: New Gov. Offers No Specific Plan To Solve Deficit

Abercrombie promises no GE Tax increase

Akaka Bill fallout? Machado takes over from Apoliona at OHA

Inouye retaliates against Filipino veterans

Slom: Close Hawaii’s Public Schools? Better to Close the Department of Education

Kalapa: Jigsaw Puzzle Fix Needed To Repair Hawaii's Economic Future

Molina, Parsons to join Arakawa Admin

EIS notice issued for proposed Kona waste-to-energy plant

Obamas go shopping, lights blown out, kids start crying

Mistakenly Believing Immunity Applied, Ex-Diplomat’s Son Stole $300K From Law Firm

After failed IPO, Hawaii Windfarm developer hopes for “some kind of private financing”

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Monday, December 20, 2010
December 20, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:39 PM :: 12693 Views

Honolulu is #2 on Erin Brockovich hexavalent chromium hit list

Nanakuli Special Election Candidates’ forum Tuesday

Abercrombie nominates Louie Attorney General

New Hawaii State laws effective January 1, 2011

Governor picks attorney general

6 Democrats vying for Takamine's Senate seat

SA: Plan for isle inmates awaited

ILind suddenly discovers there might be a revolving door between politics and journalism

Band or Football for Homeschoolers? Not in Hawaii

Obama HHS officials laud Obamacare law’s effect on Hawaii

Tesoro forced to sell fuel at a loss to HECO

Maui Taser case ruling could have nationwide implications

FORBES: Bank of Hawaii named “America’s Healthiest Bank”

DLIR Report: 'Green' jobs in Hawaii to rise 26 percent

Sopogy to partner with Chinese company on power plant

Hawaii bicycling activist returns to Connecticut

Clayton Hee pushes for Marianas Islands shark-finning ban

Gabbard wants a law addressing data leaks

Father slams 'veiled' Wanat report

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Sunday, December 19, 2010
December 19, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 8079 Views

Abercrombie announces DOH team, DOT deputy

KITV: Former Soldier Hails Final Senate Vote: Hawaii Man Was Discharged Over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell


Toguchi: Give us more money or we will close your schools

Med school's Palafox is named state health director

Kobayashi confirmed as Hawaii U.S. district judge

Inouye retaliates against Philippine Veterans

SA: Start now on setting up authority for rail transit

American Community Survey captures current state of economy

Lawyer Modafferi rebounds from dreadful 'ice' addiction

Blind man, woman file a countersuit, saying predatory practices hurt them

Show biz delivers $407 million to Hawaii's economy

Party Unity: Progressives seek felony prosecution for Mufi’s fake Venture Capitalists

Snobs want $250,000 per sq mile to find fireworks

Peter Boy's siblings hope truth comes out

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Saturday, December 18, 2010
December 18, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:06 PM :: 8384 Views

VIDEO: Slom, Marumoto host community meeting on Kawamoto’s latest scheme

Rail Decision Called 'Hasty': Some Environmentalists Say EIS Is Still Incomplete  

Honolulu Council Committee Assignments announced 

SA: Congress should help pay for migrants' health care

Tax Compromise rejected by Hirono will put $1000 in your pocket

Desperate Inouye speaks up for Earmarks


Welfare boosts Hawaii personal income

SA: 'Felix' reforms slow to pay off

Review panel extends the probation period for Waters of Life as it struggles to right itself

Arakawa names county housing department chief

Does founder of Hannemann Front Group Exist?

Hannemann named president of Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association

UniDev housing dispute ordered into mediation

City reviews deal with towing firm

Kauai Council New Year’s resolution: End county furloughs

Maui Council ends term with Attack on Aquarium Fish collectors

Man Proposes For-Profit Honolulu Orchestra

False Front: Washington Place Falls Into Disrepair

Have jacket, will party: Bakken is back

LA Times: Samuel P. King dies at 94; longtime federal judge in Hawaii

Isle brigade to go to Afghanistan

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Friday, December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 PM :: 11279 Views

UPDATE: Inouye earmark sets goal of developing a mechanism for Hawaii “Indian Tribe”

March for Life Rally to mark 40 years of legal abortion in Hawaii

VIDEO: Liliuokalani School could become Charter School

Djou, Akaka, Inouye back tax compromise, Hirono rejects Obama

LoPresti: Espero saw Dudley vandalize signs

Abercrombie snubs Josh Green, will nominate Palafox to DoH

Abercrombie, without an Attorney General, blindly signs Rail EIS: lawsuits will now commence to kill project

City Staff “open hostility” to rail financial review

Inouye crony calls Djou racist for opposing pork bill

Lynn Finnegan: The former House minority leader now is the face and voice of the charter schools movement in Hawaii

Aiona named vice president at Saint Louis School

Hirono: Obama bill unfair

Hawaii Farmers attacked by Tax Collectors, FDA

Abercrombie Prison Plan runs into Concerns raised about training for corrections officers

Sheriffs Earning More Than Hawaii's Chief Justice?

$3M Ponzi Scheme targeted Hawaii inmates, families 

Large crowd forces meeting on Mortgage Store outside

Anti-Development lawyer shuts down volunteer beach park improvement effort

Obama’s boss, kids coming to Hawaii without Him

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
December 16, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 11779 Views

EPA: Sharp decrease in Hawaii air, water pollution

Punished for success? BoE to consider closing two of State’s most successful schools

Feds to loan $25M/month as Hawaii Unemployment Compensation fund runs dry

Star-Advertiser endorses McDermott in Special Election


Aiona appointed Exec VP of St Louis School

Eric Ryan’s annual anti-GOP scam makes Star-Advertiser, Kauai Garden Isle and Maui News

Hundreds Oppose Consolidation of Hawaii Kai Schools

Kia’aina Abercrombie?

Abercrombie already using Saguro lawsuit as excuse to bulk up UPW positions with new prison

DUI overtime fraud: 7 Officers charged want city to pay their legal bills

Honolulu one of the most secure places to live

Inouye: Polynesians guided by Earmarks, Pork

OHA officials conspire with US Education Secretary Duncan

Djou, Hirono vote to repeal 'don't ask' law

Change order disclosure: Council advances transparency, notification bill

Clerk’s salary still stirring controversy

UH-Hilo drops lecturer known for his colorful language

9oz of dope OK on flight, charges dropped

Larger planes could mean Southwest flights to Hawaii

Hawaii snags $425K from Dannon yogurt settlement

Flight rules to be less strict during Obama visit

How Christmas developed in Hawaii

Shapiro: The night before the holiday we don’t mention

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
December 15, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:09 PM :: 14886 Views

Hawaii Right to Life endorses Dudley, McDermott in Honolulu Council Special Election

Inouye earmark sets goal of developing a mechanism for Hawaii “Indian Tribe”

Djou welcomes GAO audit of Compact of Free Association funds

Abercrombie names Okimoto, Wong, Ono, Ito, Kaahanui to Cabinet

Most effective way to move forward should Akaka Bill be enacted?

Akaka Bill: Dead Horse in a Dead Duck Session

SA Continues look at Hawaii DoE Special Ed Disaster

Shapiro: Less rant, more rationale needed on cost of rail transit

Hawaii ranks low in emergency preparedness

Arakawa names Johnson to serve on mayoral team

Shapiro: Dirty districting

Kondo selected to head state Ethics Commission

UPW Thrill ride: Lawyers find 18 Mainland Hawaii prisoners willing to sue

Haleiwa Flood Blamed On Dam Failure: Lawsuit Says Uninspected Reservoir Released Torrent

Tax cheat, anti-Superferry protester Gary Hooser on Say speakership: It’s all quid pro quo

Honolulu Anti-Semite pleads insanity

AP and Eric Ryan team up in desperate effort to convince suckers that state GOP in turmoil over finances

California’s 1st female LG has Kaua‘i roots

Star-Advertiser trims rate increase for state’s legal ads

KITV may be knocked off DirecTV Satellite

Grace Pacific, Mid Pac Petroleum Merge

Hawaii still may hear symphonic music

Big Island tops in poverty

Aching for Development, Laie Has Hawaii's Highest Household Size

Abercrombie: Hawaii Needs Federal Help After Micronesian Ruling

Triathlete raising money for COFA migrants on Big Isle

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
December 14, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:48 PM :: 6808 Views

Report: Hawaii scores 7 out of 10 on Health Emergency Preparedness

How Hawaii’s Congressional delegation voted December 8–13

Hirono panics: After rejecting Obama, she now tries to straddle Tax Bill

Full Text: Federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

Josh Green still in running for Cabinet post, Malama Solomon seeks Senate appointment 

Special-education costs rise and so do questions 


Number of students in special education in decline after DoE mis-identified thousands


$250K Settlement with family of girl victimized by DoE Child Molester

Liliuokalani backers appeal for its survival

UHH Prof fired for cursing al-Qaeda

Lack of funds cuts Judiciary

Federal Judge Orders State Health Coverage For Micronesians

Dueling Over Dialysis: Hearing to address Kaiser proposal to be second provider

Tripler employees claim racial discrimination

City Council Candidates Respond to Civil Beat Questionnaire

Aquarium Fish Bill Draws Public Testimony

Bio-tech firms here will change the face of our local economy

Hanabusa: Does Clayton Hee suffer from chemical imbalance?

Hawaii senators visiting Taiwan

Hannemann to lead Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association

Ousted Hawaii County Councilmembers seeking Unemployment Payments

ILind: Documents trace controversial towing contract

Hawaii's Magma Chamber May Be World's Shallowest

Soldier from Ewa Beach among six killed in attack on NATO base in Afghanistan

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Monday, December 13, 2010
December 13, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:08 PM :: 10100 Views

Cleaning up Abercrombie’s Mess: GAO to investigate lack of funding for Compact of Free Association Migrants

Hawaii Legislators’ favorite child molester claims he is the victim

Small Business Survivability: Hawaii ranks 44th

Special election will fill Apo's City Council seat 

Your DoE at work: Hawaii tops nation is Special Education due-process claims  

Abercrombie’s $67M giveaway endangers plan for Department of Early Childhood Education 

A Surcharge on Safety: Union Contract and Turnover Blamed for Outsized Overtime 


Halawa guards are fired over inmate abuse




Arrogant Abercrombie: At 72 he says he finally figured out humility


Shapiro: Will legislators follow Abercrombie’s lead?

Rep. Ward: Hawaii Kai Public Schools Under Serious Threat of Closure

Current rail plans rife with problems

FACE Hawaii wants to see mediation and other changes to help buyers keep homes

Bankruptcy court hears Symphony case today

Obama's Hawaii trip on hold until Congress finishes its work

Appeals court denies bail for pot guru

Some Laysan albatross pairs prove to be same-sex couples

Valiant bird needs our help, not our hate

Full Lunar eclipse will be visible from Hawaii

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Sunday, December 12, 2010
December 12, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:36 PM :: 10096 Views

BoE School Shutdown Hearings start Monday


Turnout disappointing for Abercrombie coronation party at Lahainaluna

After causing Compact of Free Association problem, Abercrombie appoints immigrant rights activist to head Human Services

Democrat Borreca: Abercrombie wants to be your Facebook friend

AP: Democrats take control of Hawaii behind new leader

Tops in nation, Hawaii gets $318 per capita in earmarks

SA: Strip $70M funds from HTA to fix parks

Fundraiser to memorialize Hawaii's fallen police heroes

FBI lauds Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy

Inmates visit family via ministry

Enviros launch effort to ban opihi picking

Enviros seek 2000’ buffer zone along 175 miles of Big Island coast

Kauai Judge: Hapa Trail belongs to state

Charges trail city towing contractor: An investigation and complaints fail to prevent contract renewals

Documentary on Alaska statehood to premiere Sunday

NYT: Samuel P. King, Judge and Critic of Hawaiian Charity, Dies at 94

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Saturday, December 11, 2010
December 11, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 9347 Views

Reward for backing Tax Compromise? Obama Cabinet officials call for passage of Akaka Bill

Rep. Marumoro: $372K is not enough savings to justify closing Liliuokalani School

BoE Approves Committee Leadership Assignments

GOP responds to “bizarre, comical” emails from Eric Ryan

Akaka Bill headed nowhere

SA: Pact to boost business ties with Korea would help Hawaii

Akaka joins Hirono in attack on “deeply misguided” Obama plan

Akaka and allies take new tack on 'don't ask'

A new era in government arrives with unspoken costs

City responds to Criticism of Rail Finance

The Case for Building New Homes

Kauai Mayor pushes end to county furloughs

Hawaii County Council Bill would require prompt reporting of change orders, transparency

UH Economists See Oahu-Centric Recovery In 2011

It's official: University of Hawaii leaving the Western Athletic Conference

More Homeless Seek Shelter During Rains

Nearly All Foreclosures Driven By Out-Of-State Lenders

Panel: Ahi catch cuts not working Still, time hasn’t run out on saving fishery by destroying fishermen

Destroyed by union, Symphony calls it quits after 110 years

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Friday, December 10, 2010
December 10, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:45 PM :: 6708 Views

NCSL: Hawaii budget short $200M for 2012, $145M for 2013

Child porn survivor denounces UH Prof’s call for legalization

County to bulldoze December 7 Battlefield?

Rail Financial Report co-authored by former Controller of So Cal Rapid Transit

Turnabout: Hawaii GOP calls on Hirono, Hanabusa to support Obama Tax Bill

US House Democratic Caucus: “F*** the President …. We can’t trust him…. Just say no!”

Olbermann Video: “President may not be re-nominated. Get a new man. Or woman.”

Study: Hawaii ranks 5th in overall health

24% of Hawaii residents spend more than they earn

Hawaii: 147K on Food Stamps, up 15.7%

EIS Begins for Undersea Power Cable Project

Rally for Imprisoned Noble Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo

Budget: DLNR demands $50M/year

Slavery: Global Horizon Trafficking Defendants Likely Face Additional Charges

Rail Critics Say State Report Will Go To Congress, Feds

SA: Tax-cut deal is best for now

HPD officer charged in theft: Honolulu's police chief offers no explanation for the five recent arrests of policemen

Judge King describes Democrat Borreca

Denby Fawcett quits KITV after helping Abercrombie pretend to be Episcopalian 

Speaker Say: Will Abercrombie appointments manipulate balance of power in House?

Takamine, Kokubun domino effect

Faye “Islam Day’ Hanohano ready to quit House for Senate

Rep Morikawa breaks ranks with dissidents, sort of

Ethics Commission Gives Senators OK for Taiwan Trip

Gov. Abercrombie Agrees To Disclose List Of Gala Donors

Dopers to protest arrest of Abercrombie fundraiser on dope charges

Weekly jobless claims top 17,000

Nobody comes: Hotel Occupancy drops to 38%

Hawaiian again tops on-time arrivals

Must A Property Owner Seek To Change The Law To Ripen A Federal Regulatory Takings Claim?

Book Review – Island Son: The Life and Times of Hawaii’s Republican Reformer (coming to Hilo)

Molesters’ buddies continue attack on Fontaine

Lahaina News: Jo Anne Johnson represented us well

Waikiki vigil honors Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

WH: Obama won't leave DC until nuke deal is done

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Thursday, December 9, 2010
December 9, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 13321 Views

North Korean threat to Hawaii mentioned in Wikileaks cables

Progressives denounce Obama: “What happened to the man?”

Abercrombie nominates Tam DLNR Deputy Director

King did all this within the law

House Dissidents blame factionalism for lack of majority package

Pay-to-Play deposits being accepted tonight at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Abercrombie Inherits $200M Pile of Lawsuits

State EIS process begins for undersea cables, wind farms

Hirono rejects Obama: Sens. Inouye, Akaka, Rep Djou To Vote For Tax Deal

Star-Advertiser continues process of trying to make First Lady acceptable

Carlisle appointees win initial approval

HPD officer arrested following Mililani store theft

Gun control propaganda installed at KCC

Visa Rules hold back US Tourism industry

Hawaii: A Gay Travel Oasis

Artificial woman wins reassignment to real women's prison

Dopers in frenzy as FLIR increases busts 575%

County settles suit for $55K

Kauai Enviros launch attack against Fish Aggregating Devices

Kona Coffee producers confused in wake of quarantine

Nest of endangered albatross found in Hawaii

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
December 8, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:06 PM :: 9844 Views

Abercrombie’s first-day furlough fakery

Abercrombie: Release fulfills agreement, does not end teacher furloughs

Judge Samuel P King remembered

US Civil Rights Commission warns against Akaka Bill Sneak Attack

Djou applauds tax compromise

Complete factional breakdown in State House

Abercrombie’s Democrat youth movement

SA begins process of making Hawaii’s nutty First Lady acceptable

Lingle: Welfare Rolls Decreased 40 Percent Under My Watch

Shapiro complains that Lingle backed Republicans for president

AP Finds Republicans quoteworthy When they are supporting a Democrat

SA: Tighten schools' nepotism rules

OHA’s Stender: Captain Cook to blame for DoE’s failures

Qwest, Verizon, ATT challenge taxpayer giveaway to Al Hee’s Sandwich Isles Scam Company

Discounts lure more to hotels

Religious war: Mormons vs Enviros duke it out over Laie

Isle initiative fuels hydrogen cars

Two Council Candidates Face Residency Challenges

Kauai County Worker allegedly threatens supervisor, then gets promoted

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
December 7, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:07 PM :: 7987 Views

Pearl Harbor, Civil Rights, and Hawaii Statehood

Rep. Ward: If DoE won’t ban nepotism, insist on WASC Accreditation

GOP: “Hawaii can count on us to keep a watchful eye”

Abercrombie’s first act: Raid $90M to feed HSTA, HGEA

Hawaii arrest shows Revolution Muslim Shifting from Ideological to Operational

Meth Project Named Third Most Effective Philanthropy In the World

Website Launched

Pearl Harbor survivors gather 69 years later

Extra! Extra! How Did Journalists Cover Pearl Harbor The Day After?

Pearl Harbor is State’s Number One Tourist Draw

Abercrombie celebrates One-Party State, demands Republican shut up, yuks it up with fawning media

American flag, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance return to Iolani

Cabinet: No Tourism Liaison for Abercrombie?

Slavery lawyer turns down Abercrombie’s Attorney General offer

Don't say 'retirement' to Linda Lingle

Residents Rally Around East Oahu Schools as BoE threatens closure

Eco frauds cheer:  Aquaculture on the Ropes in Hawaii

Hawaii suspends court search fee

Hawaii County Council inaugurated: Yagong calls for 'accountability, transparency' in tough times

LUC upholds Ooma denial

NPR: Destructive Bug Infests Hawaii's Kona Coffee Fields

Enviros, Island nations seek money using non-existent sea level rise as excuse


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Monday, December 6, 2010
December 6, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:59 PM :: 7543 Views

SA suggests Abercrombie might kill STEM Education

Protestors wear black for Abercrombie inauguration

ILind: Abercrombie insiders need to be warned against stealin’ 

Abercrombie awaits his economic hand

Union contracts coming up in June 

Dear Gov. Abercrombie ...

CB: Dissecting Abercrombie's 'New Day'

Inauguration rite will precede luau

Convicted felon Gary Safarik makes bid for Kokubun's state Senate seat

Rail Consultant Defends Report

Council Candidate McDermott Blast’s State’s Rail Analysis

Latest DoE report blames kindergarteners for schools’ failure

Enviros continue assault on fishing industry

Water storage benefits everyone, so all should pay

Ariyoshi appeals lawsuit dismissal: The former governor and others also fight to avoid attorney fees

Kaiser raising co-payments New Year's Day

Small businesses to suffer as Obama comes to Hawaii again

Atheists attack Hawaii Senate

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Sunday, December 5, 2010
December 5, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:41 PM :: 9352 Views

Lingle: “I look forward to staying Involved”

Abercrombie appoints five more directors

Six Hawaii Robotics teams advance to World Championship

Kaauwai On Lingle's Legacy


SA: The Lingle Years

Efforts have failed to outlaw employing close relatives

After 40 years of trying, Progressives take the helm of Hawaii's ship

Coronation of King Abercrombie

Asselbaye moved to Hawaii in 2003 and immediately began working for Akaka Tribe

Inouye, Nakashima want Takamine's Senate seat

Farmers Beware: Kokubun nominated to lead ag 'renaissance'

After being cancelled and then rescheduled, the Mayor's Craft Fair is held

Hawaii's nursing shortage turns to surplus - but not for long

Hilo hospital rated poorly by patients

Kauai Co Clerk pay may be illegal

Prefect Title scammer in court again

Cancun Climate Change: Turn out the lights, the party's over

Reports: Russian satellites fall into Pacific

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Saturday, December 4, 2010
December 4, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 10785 Views

How Inouye sabotaged Akaka Bill

Another Akaka Bill sneak attack? GOP Senators tell Inouye to back off

Full Text: Rail Financial Plan Assessment Report

Panos on Rail Analysis Report: Carlisle doesn’t know what he is talking about

Governor Lingle announces direct China-Hawaii fights for Chinese New Year

Governor Lingle announces 44 pardons

Home of Hawaiian language books to go digital

Djou welcomes US-South Korea Free Trade deal

Koller announces online processing for Medicaid applications

“Computer study of computer studies” -- UH Manoa Climate research questioned

UHERO assesses first year of Obama Economy

NRO: Lame Duck the Akaka Bill?

NRO: The Discriminatory Akaka Bill: ‘Infamous’ Indeed

Predictable news: Mayor claims state's rail review is flawed

Party Unity? Mufi still Lost in Space

Gay molester stalks UH Manoa

Gay-Atheist Civil Beat continues to obsess about Duke Aiona’s religion

Akaka, Inouye support ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Lingle's Administration Moving Out

Lingle will advise bipartisan think tank

Ramsay Wharton returns to Sunrise!

Abercrombie campaign raised $4.5M to defeat Aiona

Warning: Abercrombie coming to Sister islands

VIEWPOINT: Fontaine: It’s time to look ahead, not back

Haleakala: Attorneys for shake-down activists could still sink or delay project

Arakawa names four to serve in county planning, parks positions

Community College Job-skills program let go

Decreasing Fights Leads to One School's Success

Electronic cigarettes: Are they safe?

New Age Scam #1: Herbalife Millionaire Claims Marriage Con--State Supreme Court Considers Voiding Her Divorce

New Age Scam #2: Implicated in death of child, Hawaii’s Oklevucha Native American Church Appeals to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for Ceremonial use of Cannabis

WHT publisher Asbach to retire

WikiLeaks cables reveal how US manipulated climate accord

Hawaii Marine Dies In Afghanistan

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Friday, December 3, 2010
December 3, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:24 PM :: 5085 Views

Rail plan is $1.7B short, EIS still incomplete

BoE sneaks off to Lanai, reelects Toguchi Chair, Yee Vice Chair

Djou censures Rangel, Hirono demurs

Djou, Hirono back Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

House Democrats, Ron Paul, Vote To Saddle Small Businesses With A Job-Killing Tax Hike

1,000 Solar Panels to be Installed at Kalanimoku State Building

A new spotlight on rail funding

SA: Failure to extend middle class tax cut will be “dire”

Rep. Calvin Say is one vote shy of returning as House speaker

Unions to demand more secrecy

Senators grovel before Young Bros monopoly, will sabotage Pasha in 2 yrs

Honolulu Police Introduce Online Crime Map

New Pearl Harbor Visitor Center Opening

State OKs Maui Solar Telescope, Hawaiian Opponents claim to Feel Burned in preparation for lawsuit

EPA honors Hawaii geology professor Fletcher

Without tax credits, Condominiums slow to join Hawaii’s move to solar

Abercrombie’s visit to Obama in DC dominated by discussion of Obamacare repeal

Visa rules hold back US tourism: Hawaiian Airlines

KITV: Abercrombie said it was a "very happy meeting."

Illegal alien activist meets with illegals in Kona, Honolulu

Shake-down artists meet on ahi aquaculture farm Kapa’au

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Thursday, December 2, 2010
December 2, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 11948 Views

Cayetano on DBEDT Pick: “Dobelle thought Richard Lim was trying to intimidate him”

S510: TEA Party fights against FDA control over small farmers and farmers markets

Democrats point fingers:  Heen blames DHHL, OHA, CNHA for death of Akaka Bill

Lynn Finnegan named executive director of Hawaii Charter School Network

More federal Funds? Abercrombie’s meeting with Obama produces no announcement

Abercrombie: Bring your own cup to the swearing in

Hawaii Mayors Want To End Furloughs

Carlisle eyes Lingle appointee for Budge Director?

Retirement System to propose benefit cuts

Monopoly Denied: PUC denies Young Bros.' request to reconsider Pasha decision

Thielen: Hawaii Parks in 'Deplorable' Condition

Abercrombie press secretary is Senator’s sister

Dudley Circus erupts at neighborhood board meeting

State Holding Hearings On Giant Telescope Project

With Tuition increases pending, UHH defends swank rental

Djou, Hirono vote for $4.5B child nutrition bill

Hawaii Organizing Committee a No Show at Miss 2010 South Pacific Pageant

Cleanup underway after Homeless tent city dispersed in Waipahu

Bus Company's Safety Record Is Questioned

Charity's anger at proposal to make child porn legal 'to protect children from abusers'

Legalize Child Pornography? Researchers Say It Deserves Consideration

BIW: New bill could regulate food safety, but crush local food producers

Courses on genetics are not propagandized

Hawaii death penalty case moving forward

Yagong targets cost overruns

KGI: Mayor’s inaugural speech unveils visionary plans

Maui: Affordable housing plan nixed over timing

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
December 1, 2010 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 13933 Views

New Hawaii website targets “waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars”

Earmarks: Desperate Inouye lashes out at Obama

UH Manoa Researcher pushes to legalize kiddie porn

Nader Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear His Hawaii Ballot Access Case

Abercrombie Selects Budget Director, Labor Team

Abercrombie names five Cabinet appointees

Abercrombie names communications staff

VIDEO: Newly elected GOP Reps plan for upcoming Legislative session

Quid pro Quo with Mehau?  Takamine, Cayetano retread, to head DLIR 

Kalapa: "This is the worst time. There is no money.”  


Shapiro: Legislature not place I’d go for talent


Shapiro: Abercrombie transplants campaign to Administration

Slom: Say down to one vote, Democrat factionalism will disrupt agenda

Carlisle: “I believe furloughs were invented by the devil and should go back to purgatory”

Decimated Democrats forced to pick Hirono for Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

4,100 in Hawaii to lose jobless benefits as Democrat lame duck supermajority fails to renew

Isles' visitor count, spending see double-digit gains in October

Kauai County clerk job up in air

Arakawa names two top people at Public Works

Maui Water Sabotaged again: Piiholo South well deal dead for now

Public Protest blocks County borrowing: $56M bond approval put on hold

S. Kona bypass road bond under advisement

Hawaii Ranks Among The Nation's Worst For Meth Abuse

Planned Parenthood senses opportunity as Hawaii AIDS cases spike

SA: Repeal DADT

KITV helps researcher promote kiddie porn

Sex Offender Openly Promoted Child Sex

Obama might postpone isle visit

Honolulu Startup Weekend Planned

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