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Thursday, March 31, 2011
March 31, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:22 PM :: 12018 Views
  1. No New Taxes! Rally April 15--Kona, Hilo, Kahului, Lihue
  2. 2011 Akaka Bill grants Tribal officials broad immunity from Hawaii Criminal and Civil Laws
  3. 2011 Akaka Bill: More than 73% of Hawaiians not "Qualified" for membership in Akaka Tribe
  4. Tax Freedom Day in Hawaii: April 6
  5. Governor renews push for beverage taxes
  6. Palafox Redux? Wildman withdraws over “unresolved situation”
  7. Hawaii Right to Life: Oppose HCR 71 on HPV vaccination
  8. Supreme Courts seeks Six Volunteers to Discipline Lawyers
  10. ...Hillary Nears All Time High
  11. One Dead In Marine Helicopter Crash Off Kaneohe
  12. Abercrombie backs GE Tax hike on Shipping, Airlines, Cellphone bills
  13. New Akaka Bill Ignores Lingle Concerns
  14. City's deceptive bidding process for rail contract hid $900M in costs
  15. Legislators want to accept $200 bribes from unions, business, pension funds
  16. Abercrombie’s New BoE to do Policy Audit, NOT Financial Audit
  17. SB1284 Designed to force Disabled children back into DoE Schools
  18. Shapiro: Dope Bills all about Money, not ‘Compassion’
  19. Painters’ Union leader arrested at rally
  20. APEC planners: Hawaii will be ready
  21. Hawaii could be fallback site for firms in Japan
  22. Hurricane Fund, Rainy Day Fund wiped out  Just to get thru June
  23. While Abercrombie preaches Doom and Gloom, Stalled condo projects on Oahu move forward
  24. Effort to Amend Kauai Plastic Bag Ban becomes entangled in procedure
  25. Study: Big Isle least healthy in State
  26. FERC approves Wailua hydro
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
March 30, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:37 PM :: 10351 Views
  1. No New Taxes! Rally April 15--Kona, Hilo, Kahului, Lihue
  2. Daily KOS Polls Hawaii Senate Race: Mufi 47–Lingle 40
  3. CoR: Tsunami effect smallish, Weak February tax receipts major factor
  4. COFA Migrations: Field work complete, GAO Audit report due in September
  5. VIDEO: House debates Retirement, Gambling, Insurance—and frozen Bread
  6. HTA addressing “short-term consolidation of flights” by JAL
  7. State honors sacrifice of 17 with medal
  8. Hawaii Visitors Up 11.8% in Feb—so how are tax receipts down?
  9. Pot, Kettle, Black: Abercrombie calls Trump Bankrupt
  10. Forbes: Honolulu most expensive tourist destination, prices up 20% on strong demand
  11. Media Portrays Public as supporting Tax Hikes, Lottery
  12. Cayetano, Slom and Slater plan to sue over rail project
  13. Akaka Bill Reintroduced to Congress
  14. Precisely as Predicted: Hawaii's Race To The Top Delayed
  16. Kauai Dems Name three to Replace Rep Morita
  17. AARP Rallies against Pension Tax, for more spending
  18. Last Appointment: Hee v. Louie
  19. Two Hawaii Labor Trafficking Bills Still Alive
  20. Gay Marriage: Invented in Hawaii for first time in history of human race
  21. Medicaid for non-American non-immigrants?
  22. Japan's tsunami debris headed for West Coast, then Hawaii
  23. Abercrombie Fundraiser to be sentenced on Dope Charges
  24. Punatic Dopers Sue County, demand $5M
  25. Kakaako homeless: where are they now?
  26. Hi Co Furloughs: Council Pressures Kenoi on bargaining position
  27. Zoo accreditation in jeopardy
  28. Tsutsui on Akaka: New definition of Obsequious
  29. Pawlenty Calls Out Trump’s Birtherism
  30. Why Liberals Love the Birthers
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:23 AM :: 9888 Views
  1. No New Taxes! Rally April 15--Kona, Hilo, Kahului
  2. Hawaii Legislature to Honor 16 fallen Heroes
  3. Djou: No plans to seek seat in Senate
  4. Durbin's Flawed Islamophobia Hearing
  5. Rep Brower: “Info Brief Your Ego”
  6. Was Abercrombie Bragging about Secret Labor Settlement?
  7. Delayed Refunds: Abercrombie could use Budget trick he derided as Phony
  8. Senate Ways and Means Committee considers 5% GE Tax
  9. Making The Tax Increase Hidden
  10. State’s Finances Grim, State Agencies Asked to Cut Spending by 10 Percent, Legislators debate excuses needed for GE Tax hike
  11. Soda tax getting another look in Hawaii
  12. Senators seek specifics on Abercrombie's vow to remake government
  13. But Administration Testifies in favor on more spending
  14. Kouchi: What state services do you want to keep? (Peddling Tax Hikes)
  15. DoE Advertiser claims cuts will end Education reform
  16. JAL drops one Honolulu Flight for three weeks in April
  17. Gaming advocates are seizing on the Tsunami panic
  18. Hawaii’s public financing pilot project likely to fall along with Arizona’s campaign law
  19. Alexander to preach Abercrombie to Catholics
  20. “More Federal Funds” Ecos now claim “$10s of Millions in Tsunami damage” to NW Hawaiian Isles
  21. Honolulu City Council Chairman: 'Don't Tell Me I'm a Whore'
  22. Carlisle’s Roads Nominee is stockholder, employee of Contractor CH2M Hill—But Councilmembers approve anyway
  23. Berg, Anderson: Counties being ‘robbed’, State ‘skimming’ TAT
  24. Committee OKs bill to end discount on recycling fees
  25. Maui residents oppose wind farm access road plans
  26. Hawaii WWII Vets Mark Anniversary: Group Plans Celebration For Congressional Gold Medal
  27. Japan nuclear isotope that reached Hawaii identified as iodine-131
  28. Pearl City river considered a breeding ground for mosquitoes
  29. SA: Stop shark tour boat violence
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Monday, March 28, 2011
March 28, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 10199 Views
  1. SB605: Legislators to raise Salary Caps for DoE Bureaucrats?
  2. Redistricting for A Republican Hawaii
  3. Abercrombie to Petty, Bogged Down Legislature: Stop bickering and pointing fingers
  4. Hawaii Wind Developer tied to Largest-ever asset seizure by anti-Mafia police
  5. SB1363 Bag Tax: Greens, Big Business, Big Government team up to Rip Off Consumers
  6. CB: Raising GE Tax “looks increasingly plausible”
  7. ACT 221 Scammers Push for Hawaii Stock Exchange Formation
  8. OHA Homeless Tent City , Akaka Tribe Bills nearing final approval
  9. SA: Poker Bill violates Federal Law
  10. Poker Alliance “dubious” about State regulation of Internet Poker
  11. Alaska looks at Tourism: “Hawaii’s success story”
  12. Japan Airlines cuts flights to Hawaii and other destinations
  13. SA: Palolo Elementary a model for improvement
  14. Isle food stamp use rises As state gives them to families making over $48K/year
  15. Keeping Hawaii Inmates' IDs Out of The Trash
  16. Haleiwa businesses rally around shark tour owner
  17. Senate Judiciary Committee Sitting on Human Trafficking Bill
  18. 9th Circuit Panel Upholds decision in suit against Hawaii's State Historic Preservation Division
  19. 2 Big Island resorts still closed because of tsunami damage
  20. Bill seeks end to city subsidy for recycling
  21. Revisionist History: Godless Senators now consider abolishing Columbus Day
  22. Prominent Chinese blogger charged as crackdown deepens
  23. Birther Trump: I want Hawaii governor 'investigated'
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
March 27, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 15221 Views
  1. Djou: Presidential Leadership is Missing in Libya
  2. No New Taxes! Rally April 15--Kona, Hilo, Kahului
  3. Case: Poll shows I whip any Democrat in 2012 Senate Primary
  4. VIDEO: FBI investigating Gulen Charter Schools, parents pulling kids out
  5. Hawaii to keep prisoners on Mainland: Lack of space forces state to continue to bid out for incarceration
  6. Robotics: Six Hawaii Teams headed for St Louis Championships
  7. Still No response from Obama as Hirono, Abercrombie beg for Disaster Declaration
  8. $2900/month from Ewa developer:  Nestor Garcia has ANOTHER side job
  9. HECO to select Cable Contractor, Hand Ratepayers the Bill
  10. Abercrombie uses Kahuku Wind Scam to pressure Lanai, Molokai
  11. Louie’s Record as Chair of Aloha Tower Development Corp should bar confirmation by Senate
  12. Chang: Poker Casinos don’t go far enough
  13. Tsunami justifies push for State Pension Reforms
  14. Hawaii may drain hurricane funds to pay for Abercrombie give aways
  15. Cayetano, Dan Case back Abercrombie’s Judicial secrecy
  16. Ed Case to Decide About Hawaii Senate Bid Soon
  17. Only Four Legislators think Abercrombie’s pet Think Tank is worth $200
  18. SA: Tsunami justifies push to diversify Tourism Market
  19. Democrat Operative pushes to revive Single Casino proposal
  20. Crime in Waikiki: Tourism Industry pushes back against Homelessness Industry
  21. Hawaii medical (sic) marijuana dispensary bill amended—could open up in Waikiki
  22. Alaska Airlines Begins Service to Lihue from Oakland and San Jose 1,000 new visitors every week
  23. Diabetes Program Begins in Vulnerable Marshall Islands
  24. Gay opposition rises against Israel Apartheid Week
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
March 26, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:20 PM :: 11899 Views
  1. Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State
  2. Hawaii Internet Poker Bill part of nationwide effort by illegal Gambling Sites
  3. Hotwire: Hawaii hotel rates jump 25%, growth tops nation
  4. Side Effects: Children Face Reduced Access to Coverage Under Obamacare
  5. Waialua HS takes lead in Robotics Regionals
  6. Another Secret Labor Agreement Exposed: Paid Time Off given 4,900 UPW, HGEA members by Abercrombie Admin
  7. Inouye Backs Obama’s Libya War 
  8. Progressives want to silence debate over Senatorial race
  9. Japan Tsunami now becomes excuse to drain Hurricane Fund to pay for Abercrombie Giveaways
  10. Hawaii seeks to protect its unique health law?
  11. Stanford Carr: “Maui Real Estate is booming”
  12. Naval shipyard: “We’re Hiring”
  13. Hawaii House committee chair doesn't want to hear from Ethics Commission
  14. Inouye pushes Kalaupapa flight subsidy for Contributor
  15. Cronies squabble over how to profit from School Closures
  16. OHA’s End-run Bad For All Hawaii
  17. Tobacco tops list as Ethics Commission Releases Lobbying Expense Disclosures
  18. Pearl City residents asked to clean up dengue breeding grounds
  19. Rep Rivere to speak out against North Shore Arsons
  20. The Best and Brightest: Rep Jerry Chang Trapped in London, needs $2800
  21. Maui Internment Camp: “He was treated good”
  22. Plastic ‘disappears’ from garbage patch
  23. Laysan Island completely covered by Tsunami, Seven workers survive
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Friday, March 25, 2011
March 25, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 9410 Views
  1. Conservatives lead Hawaii GOP--but will they pay for it?
  2. VIDEO: “All Costs for Wind Cable are on the Ratepayer”
  3. Berg, Tamayo to host Community Meeting on Emergency Preparedness, Waimanalo Gulch
  4. “More Federal Funds”: Abercrombie pumps Tsunami claims up to $30.6M
  5. Abercrombie reopens nominations for Commission on Water Resource Management
  6. Borreca: Democrats wrong if they think U.S. Senate race is a slam dunk
  7. Council Chair collects $60,000/year “salary” from Pro-Rail Developers’ group
  8. TRUTH: Hawaii hotels three-fourths full, room rates mostly up
  9. LIES: Hawaii's New Budget Deficit: $1.3 Billion
  10. Hawaii Taxation Report outlines plan to pick your pocket
  11. SB755 Gaming Bill passes Second Read
  12. Online Gambling:  “A Grey, Murky, Quasi-legal Area”
  13. True catastrophe is failure of state leaders
  14. Ethics: Legislators Retaliation threats against Kondo alarming
  15. State Jobs for Life: Hawaii Departments Fired 67 out of 14,000 in 2010
  16. Myron B Thompson Nepotism: Vice principal's bonus and a $175K gift to a support group
  17. Hawaii now an option for military dependents evacuating Japan
  18. St. Francis to resume control of Hawaii Medical
  19. Pastor of Kawaiahao Church reminds critics that the history of his congregation is that it is native Hawaiian but also Christian
  20. Man raped in Lahaina Homeless Tent City
  21. Kahuku Community spilt on Wind Farm as Ribbon Cut
  22. SA: Sink state-run superferry idea
  23. Arson suspected as another shark tour boat burns
  24. Anti-plastic Luddites target food industry
  25. Shinseki still forced to deny rumors spread by 9-11 trooothers
  26. Dengue fever hits Pearl City
  27. Parole Denied in 40-Year-Old Murder Case
  28. Kalaupapa residents lobby for lower airfares after monopoly hikes price to $500
  29. Honolulu TV stations claim wins and growth
  30. Hawaii Parental Rights Amendment to be heard
  31. Human remains found in Sand Island freezer—no foul play suspected?
  32. Birthers Hound Kapiolani Hospital
  33. Hawaii Reporter: World Famous Psychic, Author Sylvia Browne Hospitalized in Hawaii
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 12007 Views
  1. SB218: House Health Committee may save St Francis Hospitals from Closure
  2. Surprise: Gaming bill passes House Committees
  3. House GOP: Democrats Support Gambling Instead of School Supplies for Children
  4. Attorney General demands $170M from Online Travel Companies
  5. Kapolei Shopping Center lease to generate $140M for DHHL
  6. Hawaii Rifle Association annual meeting Sunday
  7. Hilo, Kapaa top list of Drunkest Cities in America
  8. Hawaii: The Worst State to Shop Online
  9. Rep Fontaine supports SB 52 Registration of Sex Offenders
  10. Slom: Gambling & Tax bills bargaining chips for GE Tax hike
  11. Bad Bills Still Alive as Legislation Cross Houses
  12. DoE killing 180 day law with help of Senate Education Committee
  13. Star-Advertiser: Instant Runoff Needed to Prevent Republicans from Winning Elections
  14. House Republicans score 5x the CIP of Dissident Democrats
  15. House Committees Approve Poker Proposal --Surprise Amendment Would Allow Poker Tournaments, On-Line Hosting
  16. Rep Brower gets Schooled on Gambling Law
  17. Things that make you go hmmmm.....THE GAMBLING BAIT AND SWITCH
  18. Council on Revenues will meet Tues to give Abercrombie the numbers he needs to justify Tax hikes
  19. GE Tax Exemption bill Held, more Prep for overall GE Tax Hike
  20. Prep-Work for GE Tax Hike: “Disaster's tourism impact isn't just Japan”
  21. Census: Hawaii 1 of top 5 states in tax growth
  22. HTA to spend $3 million to stampeded Legislature into Hiking GE Tax after Japanese arrivals drop
  23. Judge rejects suit challenging rail survey (nice show for LaHood)
  24. New rail lawsuit takes shape
  25. Feds tout Honolulu rail project
  26. SB367: HECO wants to socialize cable cost, privatize any profit
  27. Electricity utility and state officials will dedicate Oahu’s first large-scale wind farm today
  28. HB680: Bill would abolish Kakaako makai community panel
  29. Kauai Council to Hike Property Taxes $144/year
  30. Election 2012: Kenoi buying Kona Votes with CIP
  31. Cabanilla Resolution: Eliminating NIMBY
  32. Looser ethics bill for legislators will make influence-peddling easier
  33. State Senate Honors Ronald Reagan
  34. Matsumoto in smack down of Berish on ERS
  35. Online Travel Companies Owe Hawaii $170 Million In Unpaid Taxes
  37. Hawaii: 35% of teen Pregnancies end in Abortion
  38. SA: ‘Obamacare’ not so abominable for Hawaii’s Medicare beneficiaries
  39. ILWU Pushing Frozen Bread Bill to boost Love’s
  40. Former GM: Scrap Yard Doesn't Need Subsidy
  41. Murderer may walk streets thanks to Judge Michael Town
  42. Ex-officer admits vandalizing SUV
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
March 23, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 PM :: 13711 Views
  1. Legislators, DBEDT support two casinos and Internet Gaming—Amendment violates Federal Law
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation AWOL on Libya
  3. 9-11 truthers claim Shinseki running for Hawaii Senate seat, Inouye’s office forced to deny
  4. US Approaching Insolvency, Fix To Be 'Painful': Dallas Federal Reserve Chair Fisher
  5. Only “modest decline” in Japan travel
  6. Shapiro: Governor needs to deliver on vow to do more with less
  7. Abercrombie on Rail:  “It’s all photos and photo-ops right now. I’ve seen those before.”
  8. Honolulu Council plays hardball over Transit Authority
  9. State Still Wants to Cap Counties' Share of TAT
  10. Public Workers “comfortable with furloughs” -- May Be Offered 'Mini Furlough'
  11. Legislators, Big Business push Bag Tax on Hawaii shoppers
  12. First Hawaiian: $1.8M raised for Japan relief
  13. Bill legalizing $200 bribes still alive
  14. HCR107 to investigate secession from United States
  15. SA: DoE Doesn’t need to test students (SB1282)
  16. Panel tables bill over electing attorney general
  17. Mysterious Abercrombie OIP pick Rejects Offer, vanishes
  18. Hawaii Legislature Backs Off Punishing Tourism Publications
  19. Developer: Maui Windfarm to be dead in 25 years
  20. Akaka teams up with 47 Senate Dems to protect Green Energy Scammers
  21. Resurrected: Gambling Inserted into Shell Bill
  22. County mum on felon fire captain
  23. Former Maui officer charged with sex assault, kidnapping
  24. Despite Furloughs, Overtime Down in Most City Departments (Oops!)
  25. Other Cities Report Problems with Honolulu Rail Contractor
  26. County hearing officer recommends Hu Honua permit approval
  27. Hawaiian Elec. in Solar Power Pact
  28. Developer gets approval for new mall on DHHL land in Kapolei
  29. Tsunami, Power Outages Still On Minds Of Many Ewa Residents
  30. Hawaii’s #6 Tax Delinquent ensnared in Calif. building dispute
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
March 22, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 PM :: 8599 Views
  1. Kucinich, Nader: Obama could be Impeached for Libya War
  2. Tsunami Roulette: Are Kahului fuel tanks and sewage plant at risk?
  3. Regime Change is goal of Obama’s Libya War
  4. Hanabusa still lives at Ko Olina
  5. Subcontractors, airlines, others would pay the GET
  6. UHERO: We still think the economy is going to recover
  7. Borreca Joins Abercrombie’s Doom and Gloom Brigade
  8. Delta: Japan travel decline a 6 to 9 month one time event
  9. Hawaii’s February unemployment holds steady at 6.3%
  10. SA: Reject Abercrombie’s assault on travel media
  11. Is Wildman a Pay-to-Play Judicial Appointment?
  12. Hawaii reapportionment commission forms
  13. SB367: Oahu electric customers would pay for undersea power cable under pending legislation
  14. Green Energy Scammers Panic over 2016 Sunset (HB1270/HB566)
  15. Honolulu Contracts for 80 rail cars at $574M
  16. City Says Rail Contracts Coming in Under Budget; Critics Not Convinced
  17. House Has Approved Government Purchase Of State-Run Superferry
  18. Luddites Frantic as First Application For Factory Fish Farm in U.S. Waters Poised for Approval
  19. BoE Chair Toguchi calls for suspension of 180-day law
  20. “Worse than Furloughs” DoE, BoE promise chaos if Legislature Cuts Budget $110M
  21. Legislature pushes plan to close school, convert to prison
  22. Still Celebrating Islam Day on September 11, Muslims give away shoes in Kalihi, SA helps them raise money
  23. Hawaii County Cuts Spending, Holds line on taxes
  24. OHA $329K buys favor from Hawaiian Orgs
  26. Hokulia Plaintiff: “My Mom, an Eighty Eight Year Old Bar Fly in Kailua-Kona”
  27. Officer probed for crash Sunday after license was revoked
  28. Hawaii Doper Church defeated: Idaho Supreme Court rules against claim that marijuana is a religious sacrament
  29. HMSA applies to raise plan premiums by 4.2%
  30. NLRB: OK To Spy on Your Boss
  31. Threat to internet links? “We need to go out and find out what the hell is happening in Hawaii”
  32. 125th Anniversary of ILWU
  33. Mufi: 'CNMI could learn from Hawaii strategy'
  34. Pacific troops get new leader: The crisis in Japan is a top priority as Francis Wiercinski takes charge
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Monday, March 21, 2011
March 21, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 PM :: 10994 Views
  1. The plan to Overhaul Straight Hawaii
  2. Hawaii 2011 Reapportionment Commission includes Jeff Stone's Wife, Hannemann Staffer married to Rail Contractor
  3. Hanabusa, Hirono vote for Government Shutdown—Oppose Afghan Withdrawal
  4. HECO: IBEW got raises, we got two-tier Pension Plan
  5. Rep Fontaine interviews Bishop Silva, Darryl Vincent on Homelessness
  6. Excuse: Senate Money Chairman: Hawaii House Budget 'No Longer Valid'
  7. Visitors still arriving from Japan
  8. Intent: Anything that is rented or shipped will pay GE Tax under House Scheme to extract $729M from Hawaii residents ($521 per person)
  9. Tax The Peasants: GE Tax to hit Shipping, Phone bill, Airline travel
  10. SA: Approve city gas tax increase
  11. SB367: Committees to discuss $1B undersea Cable Scam Today (Give our money to billionaire wind-scammers)
  12. Number of bills alive in Legislature shrinks
  13. HPD Officer Salaries: A Tale of Confusion and Contradiction
  14. Chairman of ERS Board Responds to George Berish Series on Public Pensions
  15. Businessman offers plastic bag alternative
  16. Tipping Fees: Should Private Scrap Yard Get $1.9 Million Subsidy from Honolulu?
  17. Hawaii burns $2.35M on “Open Space”
  18. AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion
  19. Four Hawaii Borders bookstores will close
  20. Hawaii Small Businesses Absorbing Soaring Gas Costs
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Monday, March 21, 2011
March, 2011 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:34 AM :: 9455 Views
  • What Did Rep Brower say about “intolerant” Hawaii?
  • Ministry Group Buying out Porn Shops in Wahiawa
  • HB548: Trespassing Liability Taskforce to Exclude Publishers
  • Tom Berg saves Barbers Point Ewa Stables
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
March 20, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:27 PM :: 13717 Views
  1. SB1282/HB1055: Bills would “repeal norm-referenced testing” in the DoE
  2. Hawaii’s Bernard von NotHaus Convicted of Minting His Own Currency—could get 15 years
  3. Borreca: Hirono vs Hanabusa for Senate?
  4. Schatz in DC to Cash in on Tsunami
  5. Japanese tourists still coming to isles –strong Yen is factor
  6. Ratepayers to be stuck with bill for $1B cable project to bring wind electricity to Oahu
  7. Clayton Hee: Sustainability=State Ownership  (PUBLIC)
  8. Clients burn over kitchen's closing by State (PRIVATE)
  9. Captain Admits Young Bros causes extensive unreported Coral Reef Damage
  10. District Cooling in Hawaii—Importing a ready-made Profitable, Politically Connected, Non-Profit
  11. Enviro scammers: Bag taxes are Fun! (SB1363)
  12. Union Bosses continue to Loot Unity House Assets
  13. BOE chief pitches ads on campus--Toguchi proposes selling advertising space at public schools as a way to raise cash
  14. Kauai Budget climbs as tax assessments fall
  15. Hawaii Dope Doctors giving Medical Marijuana to Minors
  16. MELE minds music's business
  17. Legislature, Landed Aristocracy seek to silence discussion of PASH rights
  18. Kawaiahao burials dispute a defining moment for Hawaiians
  19. Protecting the Kona name
  20. KIUC Voters reelect incumbents
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
March 19, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:46 PM :: 8436 Views
  1. Case: Inouye not in control, won’t be able to designate next Senator
  2. Abercrombie picks Wildman for Circuit Court, refuses to name nominees
  3. HB638--New Voting System for Hawaii: Round up as many candidates as possible, gang up on the front runners
  4. Enviros win 90% in Hawaii Supreme Court
  5. Defeating Assisted Suicide: Four Victories - One to go
  6. Full Text: Pacific Commander Admiral Willard Q&A on Search and Rescue in Japan
  7. Ghouls: Do Japan's woes make hiking GET more palatable?
  8. Abercrombie thrilled about new Spending
  9. Abercrombie has to be living in Cave
  10. Another Step Taken To State-Owned Slaughterhouse
  11. Ethics: Is Rail worth $36.75 to Legislators?
  12. CONFIRMED: DoE Bullying Policy Serves Transsexual Agenda for Hawaii Schools
  13. Scientists Predict Japan's Tsunami Trash To Hit Hawaii Shores in 18 mos
  14. Abercrombie to join wind energy scammers at Grand Opening
  15. VIDEO: Hawaii Council chair “deeply concerned” with Kenoi budget
  16. More Revisionist History hits bookstores Next Week
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Friday, March 18, 2011
March 18, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 PM :: 20224 Views
  1. UN authorizes Military action against Gaddafi, airstrikes could begin within hours
  2. Day One of Obama’s War, Airstrikes Don’t Begin: Gaddafi forces shell west Libya's Misrata, 25 dead
  3. Hillary dumps Obama over refusal to act in Libya: “Not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday”
  4. The Future of the Grassroot Institute
  5. HB1300: Legislature takes its time abolishing a law that it says is ‘devastating’ to business
  6. House Republicans Introduce Welfare Reform Act of 2011
  7. Hurricane Shelters: Hawaii Still Counting on a Lucky Miss
  8. Abercrombie’s dismissal of nuclear fears tied to Mainland Tourism
  9. Japanese Arrivals drop 86%
  10. Hawaii Council on Revenues Can't Regroup for Another Month
  11. Town hall meeting by Hawaii House Republicans to discuss proposal for state's 1st pension tax
  12. Oshiro Punts budget: “Now it's up to governor and unions”, hints at lower Pension Tax Threshold
  13. Senate rushes $18M to pay for Abercrombie’s Government Union Giveaway
  14. Abercrombie thinks Unions are going to give back $88M/year
  15. HSTA, UPW Collective Bargaining Bills Hit Glitch
  16. Green Energy Scammers Claim they can provide 25% of Hawaii Electricity (Ratepayer Beware)
  17. Richard Lim confirmed as DBEDT Boss
  18. Honolulu City Council Battles Administration for Control of Rail Agency Budget
  19. Transparent? Mayor Makes $44M Disappear
  20. Anderson, Berg Speak Out Against Fuel Tax
  21. Hanabusa appeals to Congress in Hunt for “Sand Lady”
  22. SA: Close nepotism bill loophole
  23. CENSORSHIP: Aila threatens SA, KITV over photos of Pearl City graves
  24. CENSORSHIP HB548: Civil Beat finally figures out that Hawaii is like Cuba
  25. CENSORSHIP: Stalinist Media Council continues to harass HNN
  26. Dissidents’ Bills shut out of Legislative Committees, but not as badly as Republicans’
  27. Foodstamps: 78% of eligible persons use them in Hawaii
  28. Kauai Mayor delivers 3rd State of the County address, burns up Reserve Fund
  29. HHSC has new CEO
  30. Owners of tsunami-damaged property should call 2-1-1
  31. Newly released tsunami video shows waves sweeping through Kailua-Kona store
  32. Hawaii County's 32 hurricane shelters can withstand no more than Category 1 hurricane
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
March 17, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 13262 Views

SB218: Will Legislature force St Francis Hospitals to close over forced abortion?

Abercrombie to open new State Information Technology Department with donation from Billionaire (No conflict of interest there, eh?)

Blabercrombie: “The war of each against all, which has an iron grip on our country, is coming to an end in Hawaii”

Mercado Kim says Hannemann is Godfather as ‘divisive’ Democrat Primary goes from crowded to jam-packed

Is Linda Lingle Competitive? Cast your vote as PPP considers poll on Hawaii Senate Race

Hawaii presents the most decisive defeat for assisted suicide and euthanasia to date

Dismissed in Federal Court, Convicted Felon Keanu Sai fails in effort to seize control of Hawaii

House OKs $21 billion draft budget—GE Tax hike on Horizon

Abercrombie Now 'Flexible' On Raising GET

Abercrombie During the campaign vs. post swear-in

Abercrombie launches Office of Information Management and Technology with Donation from Billionaire (No conflict of interest to see here, just move along.)

Ethics Commission Opposes Bill; More Free Invites for Lawmakers

Kauai Budget hikes spending 12%—property tax hike still on table

No Budget Approval Needed for Rail at this Time, City Council Told

Abercrombie’s Sales Pitch for Hawaii Tourism: “A drug cartel is not going to murder you here."

Tsunami cripples 2 Big Isle hotels, one may never reopen

Tsunami claims 8 homes on East End Molokai

Hawaii Lawmaker: Nuclear Energy Still 'Viable Option'

Slom gives rundown on Morita

Dopers not pleased with Single Dispensary on Maui

Homeless removed from Kakaako lot—25 finally choose to go into shelters

Taxpayers, Ratepayers forced to subsidize Unwanted Solar Water Heaters

Mandatory Spending Now Exceeds all Federal Revenues

Desperate Luddites: GMOs make you fat

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
March 16, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:24 PM :: 12421 Views

Abercrombie: 100 Days, 10 Broken Promises

Ward: Budget does not account for COFA, CoR Revision, Japan tourism dropoff

Ewa Community to discuss Emergency Preparedness after blackout, Tsunami

Abercrombie Administration advises Public to Avoid Ingesting Potassium Iodide

Shapiro: Schatz, Hirono, Hanabusa may push Case, Hannemann out of Senate race  

Abercrombie’s Mitsunaga: We occasionally got contracts honestly  

Abercrombie’s first 100 days reveal worrisome inconsistencies  

SA: Release judicial nominee names  

Furlough Fridays Forgotten by Abercrombie?  

Abercrombie finds “More Federal Funds” in Tsunami  

Budget Outburst: Calvin Say scared, full of fear, Storms out of hearing  

Pension Tax: “A lower threshold is the ultimate goal”  

Carlisle proposes 36% Gas Tax Hike  

Furfaro not seeking vacant HD 14 Seat  

Two-Thirds vote needed for Bond Issue: Turn one vote and Kill Rail  

Rail hearing to be continued  

Maui: Committee holds off on putting end to furloughs

WSJ looks at Japanese travel after Kobe, SARS outbreak  

Obama: Japan Radiation Won't Reach Hawaii (VIDEO)  

Fukushima: Mark 1 Nuclear Reactor Design Caused GE Scientist To Quit In Protest  

Kauai Dam Breach Killed 7 Five Years Ago, But Criminal Charges Against Dam Owner are Still Pending  

UH Richardson School of Law drops 23 spots  

House Committee: Potheads to get marijuana ‘dispensary’ on Maui  

Hawaii’s Physician Discipline is Poor  

Hawaiian Schools Threaten To Boycott State Test  

Hawaii Legislature Should Honor Ronald Reagan  

After being rousted from Kakaako Park, homeless man threatens to leave Hawaii  

HECO sends thousands of outage customers apology, $50  

Free Two-Part Program for Non-Lawyers on “Online Legal Resources”  

Puppy mill bill advancing  

Former SDS Leader Todd Gitlin to speak at UH Manoa  

Don Ho's children evicted by Trustees


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
March 15, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 10070 Views

Did Sen Mike Gabbard get hoaxed by fake Turkic President?

Supreme Court extends Big Isle Foreclosure Mediation Project

Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie marks 100 days in office Tuesday as state recovers

Hawaii Lawmakers Expected to Raid Special Funds to Close Gap

Seven Tax Hike Bills in Legislature

Stakes going up in legal fight over O’ahu rail

ILind: Abercrombie’s Pay-to-Play Contract Coordinator?  So What?

Daniel Akaka Explains Why He Won't Step Down Early--Retiring Mid-Term Would Allow Governor To Appoint Democrat

Hawaii Public Compensation: $40,000 = $64,000

The Paychecks of Hawaii Public Union Leaders

Abercrombie seeks eight more BoE appointees who will not Audit The DoE

NYT: For Honolulu’s Homeless, an Eviction Notice

REALITY: No Elevated Radiation Detected in Islands

Japanese groups cancelling travel plans to Hawaii

Economic damage from isle tsunami spreads, becomes Abercrombie’s latest argument for Tax Hikes

Djou Staying in the Game

Donna Mercado-Kim considers Senate Run

Hawaii becomes first state with $4 gas average

Star-Advertiser: General Public is just as dangerous as Criminal Lunatics

Anti-Superferry Protester Morita confirmed as PUC chief

Hawaii Human Trafficking Bill Revived

Omidyar gives more Megabucks to Kanu, Nature conservancy

Starwood and union agree on new contract

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Monday, March 14, 2011
March 14, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:28 PM :: 15829 Views

Will Abercrombie kill Rail to establish Pay-to-Play monopoly?

Cabanilla staffer, on the job at Capitol, “also works for an attorney”

Waialua HS, Sacred Hearts win East Coast Robotics Competitions, head for Championship

The Japanese won’t be back for carefree vacations any time soon

Governor’s Office is in considerable disarray

Star-Advertiser wants blank to count as “no” on Constitutional Amendments

Anti-Superferry Protesters to face Confirmation today

Bill Watch: Hawaii Human Trafficking Bills Appear Dead

Big Wind, Banks again sabotage financing for residential solar installers

44 people killed by Wind Energy projects

Nuclear panic

Nuclear Reality: Hawaii Legislators are already Radioactive

Hawaii, Guam raise profiles in Pacific as China expands Navy

HB1070: Senate to unleash lunatics to balance budget?

Abercrombie to sign bill to appoint Board of Education members

Hanabusa named to House panel on fisheries

Tsunami destroyed two or three houses in Milolii

State’s ‘horrendous’ hurdles block retired officers who want to carry firearms

Socialists succeed in blocking land sale, look towards County-owned farm

Symphony group sees 'endless opportunities'

On the trail to Hawaii Islam Day: Libyan assassins

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Sunday, March 13, 2011
March 13, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:48 AM :: 11851 Views

Death toll likely to top 10,000, as 170,000 flee nuclear crisis

Hawaii Family Forum wins vs Suicide, Gambling—Healthcare Right of Conscience still pending

Hawaii Red Cross Helping Local Victims, Taking Donations For Japan

Pay to Play figure “Will be key in initiating Abercrombie’s Contracts"

Star-Advertiser backs Abercrombie against Inouye

$21M budgeted for rail authority, Council will not Oversee

OHA, Counties, DoE at war over profits from School Closures

Save our Jobs Hawaii: Higher alcohol tax will destroy restaurant and hospitality jobs

Solid Waste overtime raises red flags

Nonprofits squeezed by Spending Cuts, Obama Attack

Meth Project captures attention of Teens

Reimbursements control mental health services

Hawaii Medical Marijuana License Bill Faces Tuesday Hearing

Coast Guard: Kailua Pier condemned

Sopogy thrives by thinking biga (With our ACT 221 Dollars)

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Saturday, March 12, 2011
March 12, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:37 AM :: 15552 Views

Japan-Hawaii Relief Fund set up at First Hawaiian Bank

Photos, Video: Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear plant

Japanese officials say the container housing the reactor was not damaged and that radiation levels have now fallen

9,500 unaccounted for in Miyagi's Minamisanriku: local gov't

Tsunami Statements from Governor’s Office

VIDEOS: Hotels, Businesses in Kona, Kohala, Wailuku, Kauai flooded

State Senate cancels committee hearings, House does not

Legislature's backwash flush with antics on ethics and pay

Hawaii House Passes Instant Runoff Voting Bill

Hawaii’s Marijuana Bills May Die in Committees

HECO union workers approve new contract

Maui Land is back in the black after killing off pensions

Lunalilo Freeway is 26th-most congested in nation

It's mediation for Barr, her Honokaa neighbors

Third U.S. Tsunami Center May Be Headed to Puerto Rico

Holes in Hawaii's Tsunami Evacuation Zone

European Union Official blames Quake, Tsunami on Global Warming

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Friday, March 11, 2011
March 11, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:09 PM :: 6079 Views

Kyodo: Honshu Quake ruptures 150 miles of crust, over 1,000 feared dead

Photos: Chunks of asphalt litter Alii Drive

Tsunami: Kahului 6ft, Hilo 4.3ft at 4AM, minor flooding reported

Foreclosures: Rep Fontaine opens up Direct Line to Bank Assistance

Hawaii Judiciary seeks non-attorney to oversee Dishonest Lawyers

VIDEO: House debates Taxes, Ground Leases, Transmission Cable, DUI Interlock, Boat Tours

Hawaii Responds to U.S. Supreme Court in Nader Ballot Access Case

Hawaii Robotics Teams Compete across Country

Democrats, Union threaten to cut Tsunami Center funding if GOP Budget passes

CoR Punches new $266M hole in Budget—Abercrombie plan missing nearly $1B

Hawaii government spending jumps in new budget

Brewbaker plays political games with Council on Revenues Numbers

Tax n Spend: Gov. Neil Abercrombie is looking into establishing a state highway patrol, defends soda tax

SA: Base state pensions on base pay

Bill Watch: Half Way Point

The state says it does not have the facilities to bring prisoners back to the islands

Hawaii Public Broadcasters Prepare For Loss Of Federal Money

Bill to ban nepotism in hiring for state jobs clears key hurdle

OIP Director: "I Was Terminated."

Hooser busted taking free meal from Industry Lobbyists

Child care provider awaits electric service

Soon-to-be-ousted Hawaii BOE Chair on 2010 Metlife Survey Results

Well-intended law requiring ethanol for isle cars backfired

Panos: Hawaii Clean Energy Goals and Reality

Maui WWII internment camps part of research

DOH finds high arsenic levels in Kilauea neighborhood, risk “nil”

Lawmaker Wants Welfare Benefits Spent in Missouri – Not Hawaii

FACE Maui leading the fight on foreclosure reform

Hawaii absent from world’s largest travel exhibition

Wisconsin Governor Rescinds Layoff Notices as Republicans save jobs from Union Bosses’ Attack

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Thursday, March 10, 2011
March 10, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 PM :: 15192 Views

Marumoto: Pension Tax threshold could be dropped to $75K at end of session

$550M tax increases among 710 Crossover Bills

Recktenwald seeking comment on Judicial Nominees for First, Fifth Circuit

Hope Probation Launched in Hilo

Obamacare Subsidizes Health Benefits for State and Local Government Retirees

Anti-Superferry Protester to head PUC: Nomination approved 6-1, heads for full Senate

House Budget “only” boosts spending by $740M

Oshiro Echoes Abercrombie’s attack on Council on Revenues

Carlisle guts CIP $300M to pay debt, pension, healthcare

Hawaii Co Council members say plan doesn't save money, just delays costs


DoE Demands $359M gift to contractors

SB 715: Senate votes to repeal Ethanol Requirement

HB546: Men can get hired if they put on dress, threaten to sue

Much of Abercrombie’s non-fiscal Legislative package still on the move

Witchhunt: Sen Kim calls for prosecution of Lingle Admin Officials

Substitute teachers' suit in court to determine back pay

Hawaii Files Brief in Virginia Supporting Obamacare

PUC refuses to stick it to the peasants: Biofuels ruling could hurt Aina Koa Pono (so sad)

Secret Nominees? Recktenwald shows Abercrombie the sunshine

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa tours Guantanamo Bay, seeks “balanced process”

Workers not electrified by tentative deal

Chemophobia Alert: Arsenic found in Kilauea

HOPE probation provides freedom on a short leash

Sovereignty scammers target Grand Wailea, Bloomberg News falls for it

Kamehameha III ordered Iwi be moved to build Church

After groveling before Hu, Honolulu Council insults Sun Yat-sen by “honoring” him

Crews Clean Up Keaau Beach Park: Homeless Forced To Leave During Project

Democrats need their dope: Pass 5 Marijuana Bills

Hawaii to spend $2M upgrading international arrival area at Honolulu's airport

Flush: Hawaii County to fully fund 2% “Open Spaces Fund”

Memminger: States should lure others’ welfare tourists to revive economies

North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb

Turkey and the Restoration of the Caliphate

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
March 9, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:14 PM :: 10427 Views

Taxes, Spending, and Bans: Kona Meeting to focus on Legislature

House Raids Highway Fund, Raises Vehicle Taxes

VIDEO: House Republicans defend Prepaid Healthcare Act against Obamacare

Hope Probation Launched in Hilo

Recktenwald seeking comment on Judicial Nominees for First, Fifth Circuit

State Akaka Tribe, Instant Runoff Voting, Elected Attorney General, Healthy Dope all Crossover

Pension Tax Passes: “One day, with inflation, all pensions will be taxed”

Shapiro: Abercrombie can't get away from pledge to not raise GET

Oshiro Looking at up to $300 Million in Budget Cuts as House Passes Tax Hikes

Statewide Plastic bag ban Passes Crossover

Bill allows lawmakers, state employees to be bribed with free tickets to non-profit events

Senator Brickwood “Buzzy G” Galuteria says critics of $200 bribe bill lack knowledge

State-run Bank replaced with a Task Force

Budget for New Transit Authority: $21 Million

CDC Survey: Teens in Hawaii Have Less Sex, More Babies Than Peers

McKenna to participate in Transgender Meeting

Honolulu Ranked Safest Spring Break Destination

Homeless at Keeau Beach Park moving out

Hawai'i Long Term Care Commission invites public testimony at hearing

Senate Approves Marijuana Decriminalization, votes to convert school to prison

Inouye trying to save $22B in loan guarantees for green energy scammers

A Gift to the Peasants: State denies HECO biofuel surcharge

99% Approve new Hotel Workers Contract

UH Manoa: Seven Story Classroom building without elevators, chunks of concrete rain on pedestrians

VIDEO: Abercrombie Visits Mayor Wright Homes

Fire captain's fate to be decided soon

Hawaii County back tracks building code changes: Dramatic revisions being sent to council

Kauai Council questions impact of furloughs on overtime

Hawaii Artist, Historian Herb Kane Dies

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
March 8, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:51 PM :: 9470 Views

Contract Settlement: HECO and IBEW put the people first

Senate Finance Ctte: Obamacare will cost Hawaii $30M

Yoshioka Confirmation: The Missing $700M, screaming, lying, and slander

Gallup: Hawaii No. 1 in U.S. for Wellbeing

Congress to Investigate Islamic Radicalization in the US

Hawaii Congressional Delegation: How they voted March 7

Star-Advertiser: Kym Pine was right

Nine Tax Measures to be voted by House Today

Move Afoot To Raise Taxes

Its Baaack: Legislators amend bill to allow $200 “gifts” from unions, business orgs, HIPA

Clayton Hee stalling as Five Abercrombie Cabinet appointments await hearings

More money for them: Green Energy Scammers fight against counting residential installations toward goal

Nothing escapes the unwavering gaze of our legislators

UH Perfesser complains not enough dopers among student body, Demands Legislative action

Abercrombie looks in Mirror: “We have become all too used to a style of dealing with our problems that does not reflect Hawai‘i”

HECO: Tentative labor deal reached--A vote on the contract could come by week's end

United, Continental scrap expansion plans because of oil

Hilton Worldwide reaches tentative deal with Unite Here locals

Homelessness Industry: Meth Addicts being used to grab land in Kakaako, Cooke Street

Judge: Officer ‘coerced’ accused child predator into statement

Bishop Street Trial lawyer found in Contempt, pays $300K Bail

On Trial: Kona woman accused of theft from Hospital Foundation

Animal Liberation Activist Sued for Fraud

Happiest Man in America: "Religion is very important. It grounds you. It makes you humble."

Tautofi Escapes Hawaii: “If I stay here, I can never get out of this dump”

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Monday, March 7, 2011
March 7, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:56 AM :: 13405 Views

Star-Advertiser: Give Sand Island to Homelessness Industry—and lots of money too

Officials balk at renewing 3-strikes law

Honolulu Residents To Pay Hawaii's Highest Gas Tax under Carlisle proposal

Ewa Blackout Causes medical emergencies: One person in Serious condition

Abercrombie “No Comment” On Palafox firing

Shapiro: Don’t cross Abercrombie with independent thought

AtomicMonkey: Transparency in Government means making people Disappear

Admin seeks Eight BoE Nominees

SB1195: LWV Claims blank votes are not really counted as “No” votes

POLITICO: Will Senate ever vote on Liu to Rule over Hawaii from 9th Circuit? 

Obama Admin pushes for Human Trafficking law in Hawaii

Socialist Superferry system shelved

Fishing cut off before quota reached: Scientists have no idea about actual fish stocks

Consumers cry foul over overdraft fees

UH Manoa Richardson Law School Dean claims Obamacare is Legal

L.A. community colleges' green energy plan proves wildly impractical. The blunders cost taxpayers $10 million


The £25,000 eco-classroom that can't be used because solar panels don't provide enough heat

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Sunday, March 6, 2011
March 6, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 PM :: 8421 Views

Gulen Cult: Legislators to welcome “Ugly Unionbusting” to Hawaii schools?

VIDEO: New Volcanic Fissure erupts in Hawaii

Panos on Geothermal: Can Hawaii catch up with Philippines and Iceland?

Report: 92% of Nursing Homes Employ Convicts, Hawaii has not implemented background checks

Pine: HECO replacement workers put in 17-hour days

With Power Restored, Rep Pine drops State of Emergency request

Gay marriage activists plan strategy to put Civil Unions in Court

RETALIATION:  Did Gov. Abercrombie exceed his legal authority in making OIP staff appointment, blocking Takase from returning to Civil Service?

Carlisle budget boosts Taxes, Fees 

Boylan: "What if the hope and change isn't realized?"

Senate race: Mufi is “Gleefully Opportunistic”, Case “Impudent”

How Akaka built up the Old Boy System

AARP: Retroactive pension tax would be unfair and legally flawed

Hawaii may raid savings for budget

Hawaiian Electric & IBEW Union Leaders Meeting With Federal Mediator

Pot, Kettle, Black: Abercrombie speaks out against Grandstanding


Hawaii Homeless Caucus Held to push Tent City, develop revenue stream for Homelessness Industry

Earmarks ban won't halt Saddle roadwork

Commentary: Free trade pacts will benefit Hawaii

21 airlines fined for fixing passenger, cargo fees

Feds restrict total Bottomfish take to about 5,000 fish per year statewide

Anti-Plastic Brainwashing film to be shown at UH Manoa

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Saturday, March 5, 2011
March 5, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:07 PM :: 10716 Views

Rep Pine calls for State of Emergency after Strike, Storm leave Ewa, Leeward in dark

Republicans field over 60 Neighborhood Board Candidates

RCP: Akaka's Seat a Longshot for GOP

Abercrombie Admin caught in lie as OIP director is fired

Perry & Price: Abercrombie digging a hole, just keeps digging

Highest in Nation: Hawaii Underemployment hovers between 21-25%

SB8: Abercrombie Will Sign Legislation to Appoint Board of Education Members

Human Error? “Somebody threw a wrong switch”

Abercrombie: “My thought….”

IBEW Business Manager Accuses HECO Of Stalling

KHON: Big money expected for Akaka’s seat

WaPo: The GOP's tough path in Hawaii

Hawaii ponders moratorium on home foreclosures

Groups' anti-gambling efforts pay off

Hawaii excise tax revenue climbs, but general fund is down compared to last year

Things that make you go hmmmm.....TIMING, REALLY?

House Bill 853: Most Dangerous at the Hawaii Legislature copied from Most Corrupt State in the Union

Public safety, defense and accounting heads unanimously confirmed by Hawaii Senate

Kauai NIMBYS follow in OHA’s Footsteps, block drug treatment

Police, Fire Chief Want Pay Raises; Mayor Opposed

Park Concessions could help offset cost of repairs — Arakawa

Star-Advertiser Sunday circulation off projections by 10%

Fire chiefs want sprinklers in all new single-family homes

Oahu Landfill Set To Reopen

Hawaii state farm fair will not take place this year 

Bill to recognize bat stalls

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Friday, March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:51 PM :: 9316 Views

Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE

Abercrombie, Inouye fought over Akaka Retirement—Palafox connection?

Djou: Lingle would make an outstanding US Senator

Hanabusa, Hirono, Akaka: Make way for Captain Kirk

D.C., Hawaii Top the Rest of the Union in Economic Confidence

Pine: Hawaii hands out the most welfare dollars, food, and benefits in Nation

VIDEO: Reps Fontaine, McKelvey against HB141 weakening Repeat Offender sentencing

HB1529 Government Planning? Leg considers bill asking Governor to convene task force to write report 

Oppressed by Taxes, Utility Bills, Land Monopolies, Hawaii works 24/7, never sleeps

Perriera troubled by Abercrombie’s plan to grow Government

Lawmakers Scramble to Meet First Decking

Leg advances $116M Tax hikes, Abercrombie wanted $540M

Measures to start various forms of gambling in Hawaii fail to advance

Race Hustler Clayton Hee calls William Aila Dickless

Dickless men in dresses to become new protected class

Transsexual Prostitutes Prey On Downtown Middle School Students

Abercrombie: New BoE to be seated by April Fools Day

Clayton Hee: Bipolar, egotistical, quick to anger, boorish, dysfunctional, brutal, racist

Sen Brickwood “Buzzy G” Galuteria earns place in hall of shame

Honolulu Budget to be available online

DoE Maintenance Solution? Close schools and sell land

Landed Aristocracy, Labor unions advance bills

Hawaii Legislature Weighs Controversial Adoption Bill

HB638: Instant Runoff Voting

CNN: TSA Polygraph Tests for Honolulu Baggage handlers

Legislature spends all day on Homelessness Industry

Recycling War: PVT, Waimanalo Gulch vs Schitzer Steel 

Students in Free Enterprise help Tuvaluans Build Businesses

Attorney general sues animal rights activist

SA: Open-ocean aquaculture needs more scrutiny

GM sells just 281 Chevy Volts in February, Nissan only moves 67 Leafs 

American Samoa tells more than 100 businesses to stop distributing plastic bags

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Thursday, March 3, 2011
March 3, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:37 PM :: 13793 Views

Akaka not running in 2012, will not let Abercrombie choose successor

NPR: Senate Exit By Hawaii's Akaka May Open Door For Lingle

Akaka never cast one vote in favor of legal protection for unborn children in 22 years

How Inouye sabotaged Akaka Bill

Ed Case: “I remain interested in U. S. Senate”

Mufi: “Plenty of time to discuss my plans”

Lingle, Djou comment on Akaka retirement

Extortion, Criminal Conspiracy: FBI investigating Gulen Religious Cult behind Mokapu STEM School, Pacifica Institute

Hirono, Hanabusa reject Obama, vote for Government Shut Down

Jamie Story leaving Grassroot Institute

Honolulu 40 Days for Life Rally at Capitol

Souki: “They're probably all jumping for joy right now . . . The field's wide open”

Solomon: Clayton Hee for US Senate

First Open Senate Race since 1976

“A moment of silence for Tort Reform” Tommy Waters, Portnoy named to Judicial Selection Commission

No pain for HGEA, No savings for State: Medicare Part B cut only for hires after July 1

Bill takes step toward elected attorney general

No Shortfall, But Carlisle Still Wants Higher Taxes

Honolulu has already “encumbered” $338M on rail Project

Paauilo DoE Principal headed for jail, rehab after DUI conviction

No plea yet from DoE Teacher accused of tying child to toilet

Big Isle  Bag ban bogs down -- More public hearings slated

Kauai Residents torn over bag ban

Airline maps out China-Hawaii runs

Eco-Frauds claim Rate Hike Isn’t

Oi: Wind energy shows lack of prudence

Democrats Talk, Give Aila Nomination Green Light

‘Recused’?  In Decades no Senator has been found to have a conflict

Keith-Agaran turns away anti human trafficking supporters

Maui Charter Panelists will pretend to be Objective

Kauai Charter amendment sets higher limit on Charter Amendment petitions

VIDEO: Payroll Lag Gimmick to balance Hawaii County budget

Mesa Air emerges from bankruptcy

Waikiki getting pre-APEC facelift

Waikiki hotel workers authorize strike

After Legislators attack, Hawaii Car Audio Dealers Organize

Hawaii's Homeless: Transitioning out

Kaiwahine Village moves forward

Enlightened, Conscious, and Progressive Commune-dweller pleads guilty in killing

Missouri welfare benefits being spent in Hawaii

9-11 trooother Rosanne Barr attacks neighbors in Hamakua

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011
March 2, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:41 PM :: 9876 Views

Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE

HB853: State-Owned Bank to be run by Takamine, Abercrombie

Legislature seeks to tax music, book, movie writers working in Hawaii

Slom on Taxes and Pensions: “I don’t think this Governor is going to wink-flinch”

VIDEO: Abercrombie blames elderly living longer for increasing debt, spending

Local Leaders Donate $732,278 to Stop Meth Use

HB1407: Abolishes Adoption privacy, requires names of birth parents be public record

Shapiro: Abercrombie’s Opponents were right

SA: Approve bill on appointed BOE

Hanabusa, Hirono vote for Government Shutdown in fight for pork

Things that make you go hmmmm.....MAKING A BAD IDEA WORSE

AP: Plan for tax on pensions would affect ‘wealthy’ only

Senate WAM Approves Tax-Raising Bills

Senators pass bill raiding fewer funds, UH Athletics to become Special Fund subject to future raids 

Bill to enhance film tax incentives in Hawaii advances

‘Meticulous organizing’ won Gay Civil Unions

Greene Energy Scammers to make Ratepayers foot bill for Undersea Cable?

Enviros force yet another Electric Rate Hike

Clayton Hee continues to wage war on Aila

Senators dismiss idea allowing $200 gifts

Bill Limiting Disclosure of Public Employees Information Dies

SB205 Amends Hawaii Write-In voting laws

At Least 27 Honolulu TSA Officers Under Probe: Some Checked Luggage Went Un-Screened For Months, Sources Say

DoE Estimates 3000 homeless Children

Hawaii Co Fire Department reopens investigation into Fire Captain’s Fatal Hit-Run

UH top three factory: 113 of 114 applicants get Promotion, 114th sues

Groups seek to protect fish from aquarium trade

Housing in Hawaii: What's holding it up?

PPP Considers a Hawaii Poll

1980s Flashback: Judicial Corruption corrupts Sherriff, Legislature

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
March 1, 2011 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 PM :: 12157 Views

Kona TEA Party Rally: No New Taxes, Audit the DoE

HB1465 to be heard Thursday: Protect Elders against “Power-of-attorney” abuse

SB120—Special Funds Repeal--amended after 800 pages of testimony

Haloanakalaukapalili: The Story of the Kalo Plant at Iolani Palace

Governor Appoints Deputy Directors for Corrections and Behavioral Health

Finalists for new Dean of College of Natural Sciences will visit UH Mānoa

Pension Tax Passes Key Committee Votes, Republicans unanimous in opposition

Democrats wonder who will succeed Akaka, if not Lingle

Lingle advisor Klompus to work in “consulting”, write Lingle book

Don’t be a Dick: Clayton Hee demands look at Aila’s “Pubic Record”

Star-Advertiser: Accepting Abercrombie’s cuts is HGEA’s last best chance to avoid Wisconsin-style measures

Legislature seeks to steal Honolulu City property under closed Schools

After chasing Superferry out, Socialist Legislature considers State-Run Ferry

Kaneko, Tsutsui gut transparency bill and conspire to allow unlimited bribes in increments of $200

New government may be started by state in order to hand out money, land to OHA Trustees

State-Level Akaka Bill Stirs Controversy: Effort To Recognize Native Hawaiian Entity Is Opposed By Some Groups

Recycling War: Registered Lobbyist Says He Isn't A Lobbyist

Lawmakers Told Oil Price Spike Could Cut into Hawaii Tourism

Labyrinthine land-use laws suffocating isle economy

VIDEO: Bioenergy plant opponents block road in Pepeekeo

Kakaako homeless given extension to pack up and leave

Eugene Sanders, Former Cleveland Schools' Head, lecturing on “School reform” in Maui

More than 150 dogs seized from puppy farm

New trial set for HPD officer accused of sex assault

Maui Doper Claims she isn’t getting high, just medicated

Rosanne Barr nailed for Illegal Grading, Grubbing on Hamakua Nut farm

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Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

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The Real Hanabusa

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