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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:51 PM :: 5261 Views
  1. DBEDT Hawaii Refinery Task Force Calls for Jones Act Waiver
  2. PUC Orders HECO to Cut Costs, Integrate More Solar
  3. Lawsuit: Bungling UH Construction Management Behind Delays, Change Orders, Cost Overruns
  4. Legislature Passes State Budget
  5. VIDEO: House Republicans Speak out on State Budget
  6. McDermott helps land $2.3 million for Campbell High Air Conditioning
  7. VIDEO: Is the Jones Act Impacting Domestic Oil?
  8. Djou on Obama Asia Visit: Congress Should Pass Asia-Pacific Free Trade Pact Now
  9. Leapfrog: Hawaii Among Top 5 States for Hospital Quality
  10. Effects of Pension Plan Changes on Retirement Security
  11. Repeal Jones Act Before Exporting Oil
  12. Pigs at the Trough: Hawaii Anti-GMO activists Celebrate Arrival of Mainland Money Group
  13. Senate Confirms Tamamoto, Wooley Appointments
  14. HHSC faces $48M shortfall for state's public hospitals
  15. Funding held up on Turtle Bay preservation deal
  16. Progressives vs Hanabusa Over Pohakuloa Development
  17. Hawaii Independent Party Brings Many Hannemann Supporters into its Fold
  18. With Lassner's Job on the Line, UH-Manoa Suddenly Decides to eliminate several management positions (sort of)
  19. Operator of state's largest landfill indicted
  20. TAT Falls Short Honolulu Salary Commission Goes Long
  21. Kauai: What a Shame
  22. Hawaii lawmakers extend time for sex abuse cases
  23. Homeless building tree houses in Honolulu
  24. 23% Would Leave Hawaii if they Could--Lowest Percentage of Any State
  25. Windward school teaches students to help autistic classmates
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
April 29, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 5146 Views
  1. Lingle to Chair Djou Campaign Team
  2. Special Interest Groups Can Hijack Hawaii's Elections if Late Voter Registration Bill Enacted
  3. CATO: Minimum Wage Increase Not the Answer in Hawaii
  4. Full Text: Taskforce Report Plans 'Refinery Closure Scenarios'
  5. Kakaako: Ige Will Oppose Appointment of Kobayashi VP to HCDA
  6. $52.4M CIP for Public Housing Renovation, DHS IT Planning
  7. OHA Fails at 'Land and Power' Game
  8. HHSC Privatization Bill Killed by HGEA/UPW Controlled Legislators
  9. DoE Sup't Pay Hike Bill Revived, Rules Violated for Re-Opened Conference at State Capitol
  10. Today's Agenda: Nobody Wants  Wooley, Tamamoto
  11. Dela Cruz Sabotages His Own Bill
  12. Office of Healthcare Transformation to take lead role in Obamacare innovation waiver
  13. Counties' haul of hotel taxes--A Piddling $10M Split 4 Ways
  14. Contractor Lawsuit: UH Procurement Office Unprofessional, Causes Massive Construction Delays
  15. Solutions to Tribal-Brained Inhumanity on Kauai
  16. Kauai: Nude Beaches at the 'Precipice of Death'
  17. Maui Meadows study finds that smart meters are safe
  18. Harassed by Crackpots, Kauai County May Seek Higher Signature Count for Ballot Initiatives
  19. Ethically Challenged Developer Claims Vindication on Affordability at $699K
  20. State to pay $190,000 in suit over abuse of schoolgirls
  21. After Decade-Long Legal battle, Everybody Grabs for Slice of Substitute Teachers Backpay
  22. Leapfrog: Hawaii Among Top 5 States for Hospital Quality
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Monday, April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 PM :: 3441 Views
  1. Marriage and Religious Freedom: Heritage Foundation Events May 6-8 Oahu, Maui, Kona, Hilo
  2. Duke Aiona, Elwin Ahu to Headline Maui Republican Rally May 3
  3. Daily KOS: Don't Be Surprised When Abercrombie Wins
  4. LA Times Liberal Columnist Names Abercrombie hero of Obamacare
  5. OHA Still Looking for Ways to Slip Kakaako Development Thru
  6. Luke Retaliates Against Rock Climbers, State Liability Continues
  7. Autism Coverage Mandate Gutted at last Minute
  8. Same-day voter registration measure to get final hearing
  9. Bill Bans Smoking of "Any Plant Product" at Public Housing
  10. Honolulu Officials' Salaries Lag Behind Bankrupt Detroit, California Cities
  11. Hawaii graduations among nation's most equitable
  12. Kauai Anti-GMO Petition Demands Farmers 'Prove Its Safe' or Shut Down
  13. Will the GMO Debate Fuel Campaign Donations?
  14. New Solar Rules Require Electricians
  15. A Reduction in Hawaii's Vast Elevator and Boiler Inspection Backlog
  16. Running for Senate, Hanabusa Writes DOA Bill Designed to Increase Military Presence in Hawaii
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Sunday, April 27, 2014
April 27, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 3803 Views
  1. VIDEO: "We Don't Want Your Phony Roll"
  2. The Power of the Money Committees
  3. The Kobayashi Group is not a “Small Business” as Defined by the HCDA Law
  4. 'Surveillance System' Looks at Hawaii Residents Sugary Beverage Drinking Pattern
  5. Do You Know the Meaning of ‘Temporary’?
  6. COFACAN: Advocates Plan Next Steps to Defend Healthcare Access
  7. Kakaako: Last-minute shenanigans on full display
  8. Borreca: Reopen the Search for UH president
  9. Maui News: Mufi Helps Neil Get Reelected
  10. Centrifugal Forces Tearing Hawaii Democratic Party Apart?
  11. OHA: One More Chance for Kakaako Makai Development Scheme?
  12. OHA Reiterates Plan to Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians from 'Hawaiian Governing Entity'
  13. Spurned by a federal court, Pacific migrants seek justice through politics
  14. Excellent News! Opposition imperils nomination of Wooley
  15. After 12 Years, Failed Solar, Wind Systems Close Haunama Bay Night Programs
  16. Honolulu Residents Lack Trust in City Government
  17. Arakawa: Non Need for property Tax Increase
  18. Kauai Scores $5.4M Overtime
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
April 26, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 5817 Views
  1. Quo Warranto Fu: Is Calvin Say a Qualified Voter in his District?
  2. Voting Rights Denied: What Hawaii Can Learn from Davis v Guam
  3. April 25, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  4. Complete List of Bills up for Final reading in House and Senate
  5. Ige's Dirty Deal With HSTA: Phony 'Procedural Mixup' Dooms Key Education Measures
  6. Lawmakers reject OHA's bid for Kakaako towers
  7. Galuteria Angered by His Failure to Stick His Constituents With Kakaako Makai Development Scheme 
  8. AJ Musto, Inouye, Shiseki back retired general for UH president
  9. Legislative Wrap-Up: The Status of Energy Bills
  10. State legislature passes bill to increase minimum wage after Hee Capitulates
  11. Key committee approves $1.5M for Hawaii exchange
  12. Voter Registration on Election Day Gets OK from Hawaii Legislators
  13. Attention All Lawyers: State Department of Housing Illegally Harassed Tobacco Smokers for One Year
  14. Pine's illegal-dumping plans earn approval
  15. DLNR Boosts Concession Fees to $200/mo
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Friday, April 25, 2014
April 25, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:29 PM :: 3888 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Students Ordered to Stop Handing Out US Constitution at UH Hilo
  2. Panos: Sopogy's Demise is a Huge Victory for Honest Engineering and the Taxpayer
  3. Djou: Cook Political Report has CD1 Moving Our Way
  4. States make wild claims about the effectiveness of their tourism promotion campaigns
  5. Volunteers Wanted to Investigate, Discipline Lawyers
  6. Analysis: 13% of Hawaii Bridges 'Structurally Deficient'
  7. Ige: Pay for Turtle Bay by Refinancing Hawaii Convention Center
  8. UPDATE: Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
  9. Full Text: Hannemann Announces Campaign for Governor
  10. Kakaako: 8 New 400' Towers KSBE, OHA, State to Split Billions
  11. Precisely as Predicted: Abercrombie Uses Turtle Bay as Political Set Up Job
  12. State budget agreement trims $300M from Abercrombie's spending request
  13. Kenoi: Hotel tax dispute not impacting county budget
  14. Ikaika Anderson Still Shut out of Dem Convention
  15. Public schools civil rights director under probe; is she a scapegoat?
  16. Conrow: Kauai Anti-GMO Initiative Unconstitutional
  17. Judge Rules Farmer ‘John Doe’ Can’t Remain Anonymous
  18. House-Senate Panel Passes Sunshine Law Exemption for County Councils
  19. Rail exec gets second yearly bonus
  20. UH Law prof sees ways that government can improve its procurement policies
  21. Mufi: Duke will be perceived "to the extreme right of me"
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
April 24, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 4888 Views
  1. Evaluations? DoE Claims Principals' Arbitration Award "Aligns with DoE Goals"
  2. UHERO: Managing a Grid with Green Energy
  3. Cost Implications of GHG Regulation in Hawai‘i
  4. DoE 2014 Graduation Dates
  5. Solar Scammers Push Poll, Claim 94% Support Them
  6. Hannemann Announces Campaign for Governor
  7. Schatz Supporters Younger, Whiter, More Ideological
  8. Appeals Court: Calvin Say Must Prove He Lives in the District He Represents
  9. Anti-Agriculture Amendment to Kauai Charter Pushed
  10. Star-Adv: Hold Principals to High Standards
  11. New pre-school program funded in DoE budget, not Gov's Office
  12. TAT: Conferees Negotiate Split with Counties
  13. Horner breezes through Senate confirmation vote 25-0
  14. In Wake of Lawsuits Against Homosexuals, Extension of Child Molester Law in Doubt
  15. Abercrombie Appointee Sued for Sexual Abuse of Girl
  16. $150M Special Purpose Revenue Bonds for Gas Co Waste to Energy Scheme on Maui
  17. Crackpot Tries for Five Congressional Races, Plans to Be in Hawaii After Losing Georgia
  18. Sopogy's assets being liquidated, Act 221 'Capital' is Consumed
  19. CEO, Two Others Embezzle Nearly $500K from The Bus Credit Union
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 4617 Views
  1. UPDATE: Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
  2. Gasoline: Jones Act Costs $0.15 per Gallon at the Pump
  3. HB849 Will Compromise Civil Liberties
  4. VIDEO: Grassroot Institute Looks at One Party States Idaho and Hawaii
  5. Abercrombie Capitulates, Allows Ige to Speak
  6. Leak: UH Presidential Search Down to Lassner or Ret Gen Wiercinski
  7. Mainland Anti-GMO Activists Funnel Rockefeller Money to Hawaii
  8. Star-Adv: Council Needs to Get its Act Together on Homelessness
  9. Hawaii Out Of Clout? Seniority Ain't What It Used To Be
  10. State takes action against Big Island doctor with 12 complaints
  11. Sopogy: After a Decade of Hype, Act221 Wunderkind Goes Bust
  12. Green Energy Scammers Miffed at HECO Plans
  13. Lind: Lawyer Luke's Legislative Lift to Litigators Legal 
  14. Four Hawaii public high schools in U.S. News & World Report rankings
  15. Why Do Hawaii's Private Schools Pay Teachers Less Than Public Schools?
  16. New FEMA maps may hit homeowners in wallet
  17. Planned Parenthood closes Kauai office
  18. China Defies Obama’s Slow Asia Pivot With Rapid Military Buildup
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
April 22, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:11 PM :: 5597 Views
  1. Contradictory Responses on Hawaii Health Connector Investigation: Pat Saiki Calls on US House to Guide GAO
  2. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  3. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  4. Which kills more: ideology or religion?
  5. No New Taxes! Maui County Budget Hearing April 24
  6. Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
  7. Parties Reach Agreement in Na Wai Eha Water Flow Case
  8. $335M Airport CIP Released
  9. HGEA Principals gets 18% pay raise, After 10 Years Still No Agreement on Evaluations
  10. Democratic Party always finds a way to stifle speech
  11. Turtle Bay a Set up for Ige?
  12. $150M in GEMS for Green Energy Scammers
  13. Hee: "We threw Minimum Wage Bill in Rubbish Can"
  14. City can't afford 8 percent raise for top Execs
  15. Hawaii Suits Filed Against Three More Alleged Hollywood Homosexual Child Molesters
  16. Attorneys: 2491 provides Target list for eco-terrorists
  17. Hippie Commune Zoning Bill to Reward Ruderman Contributors Advances
  18. Feds Sue Hawaii Oil Supplier for 'Energy Market Manipulation'
  19. After Kakaako, Aiea is Next
  20. UNITE HERE Pushes Council to Repress Timeshares
  21. Maui Council Looks to Trim Budget, not Raise Taxes
  22. Staffing shortage at EMS reaches critical level
  23. UH Presidential Selection Nominees to be Announced April 28
  24. Probe into college's fees allegedly led to retaliation
  25. NELHA seeks new lease for geothermal site
  26. 'Libertarian' Runs Tax-Credit Funded Business
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Monday, April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:03 PM :: 3617 Views
  1. Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
  2. Abercrombie Donors Buy: "The right priorities... the right values... the right Governor"
  3. Earth Day status report: Mafia Wind, FACE, and PRP Team Up to Grab More of Your Money
  4. Now is not time to increase tax on hotel owners
  5. Money Floods Campaign Coffers in CD1 Race
  6. Hawaii Tax Department Wants Help In Modernizing Computer System
  7. Hawaii Community Colleges Graduate Few
  8. Oahu ambulance units close due to overnight staff shortage
  9. New Suits to be filed against Alleged Homosexual Child Molesters
  10. Star-Advertiser Owner Behind BC Oil Refinery Project
  11. Biofuel Dirtier than Gasoline--Study
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Sunday, April 20, 2014
April 20, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:13 PM :: 3319 Views
  1. Five Months Later Hawaii Health Connector Follows up on Incomplete Application
  2. C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
  3. Cam Cavasso Launches Republican Campaign for US Senate
  4. Historic Preservation: Public Denounces Amended Drafts of SB2633 and HB1678
  5. Hawaii-Focused Legal Blogs
  6. Honolulu Council Proposals That Affect You and Your ‘Ohana
  7. Shapiro: Obamacare fiasco bursting with officials' incompetence
  8. Waikiki is becoming an overpriced Beverly Hills slum of the Pacific
  9. Oshiro: OHA understood restrictions on development in Kakaako Makai
  10. Abercrombie Saves Turtle Bay Developers from Condemnation, Lets them Build Hotels, Houses
  11. North Shore land agreement not a done deal
  12. For Borreca, Helping Hanabusa Campaign Imperative
  13. Maui Co Gov't  expansion will require increased taxes
  14. Hawaii Counties Brace for Legislature's Decision on Hotel Tax Revenue
  15. Kauai Blogger Bewilders anti-GMO crowd
  16. Arrested First Degree Terroristic Threatening
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Saturday, April 19, 2014
April 19, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:17 PM :: 3720 Views
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Helps Republicans Shadow Obama in Asia
  2. Gallup: Hawaii Public Schools Still Rank Among Worst in USA
  3. April 17, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  4. Gill: I only Want to Close the Democrats' Primary
  5. Blocking Ige from Democratic Convention Platform, Abercrombie Cowers Behind Carpenter
  6. UH Insiders Try to Buy Favor of Kim, Takai
  7. Star-Adv Very Excited as Obamabots Play Wordgames over Hawaii Obamacare Investigation
  8. Medicare's flaws Presage National Health Care? Run for the Hills
  9. Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point
  10. New Department Chair Promises to Politicize Fisheries Rules
  11. Senate to probe security and escapes at Hawaii State Hospital
  12. Criminal Wife Beater filed TRO Against HPD Major
  13. Soft on Crime: Just out of Prison, Three Felonies Gets Measly 10 months jail
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Friday, April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:12 PM :: 4917 Views
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. Health Connector Under Investigation--One More Reason to Defeat Abercrombie
  3. Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
  4. Abercrombie Inks Turtle Bay Plan: Give Developers $48.5M, Let them Build Two Hotels
  5. VIDEO: Big Island Hippie Guru Alleged Homosexual Child Molester, Boys Supplied by DHS
  6. Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'
  7. "What Are the Races to Watch in the Upcoming Election?"
  8. City Seeks Input on Transit-oriented Development, Affordable Housing
  9. Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report
  10. Hawaii House proposes delaying minimum wage hike for small businesses
  11. Aiona Begins Fundraising
  12. Depth of Hawaii health exchange probe unclear
  13. Abercrombie talks politics, Ige talks spreadsheets
  14. House, Senate Confereees Grind Thru Hawaii Budget
  15. Tony Gill seeking to overturn Hawaii's open primary election
  16. Will the FCC Split Up Hawaii's TV News Market?
  17. UH BoR Narrows List of Presidential Candidates
  18. Tourism Industry opposes Caldwell's Latest Tax Hike Proposal
  19. Panel suggests 8% raise for city officials
  20. Turtle Bay Agreement Allows for 625 New Hotel Rooms, 100 Homes
  21. GMO and proud of it
  22. Get students to college sooner
  23. DoE Settles: Abuse of Autistic Children
  24. Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency
  25. After Fire Boat Shutdown, fire union says 'no confidence' in fire chief
  26. HPD Major Stripped of Police Powers after Daughters Boyfriend Gets TRO
  27. Queerty: 'Damning Evidence' Against Hollywood Homosexual Leader
  28. Mainland Homosexual denied bail in Dismemberment Murder Case
  29. Ex-Hilo woman gets life for killing son, 4, in Oregon
  30. Wilson sworn in as Hawaii Supreme Court associate justice
  31. 19.8% Raise Sought for Hawaii Co Mayor
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:05 PM :: 4103 Views
  1. GAO to investigate Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange
  2. Finmeccanica CEO Ousted as Effort to Dump Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo Collapses
  3. House Republican Leaders Address Budget Negotiations
  4. Hawaii basil farm ‘deplorable,’ ‘unsafe,’ judgment says
  5. Nakamoto Appointed Big Island Judge
  6. Mayor Caldwell to hold a new round of town hall meetings around O‘ahu
  7. VIDEO: Resistance builds to OHA nation building plan
  8. Abercrombie Polling Stubbornness, Argumentativeness as Campaign Issues?
  9. Ige barred from Delivering Hawaii Democratic Convention Speech
  10. State in danger of losing $800 million in federal highway funds
  11. Riding the Arch of Hysteria: Mainland Anti-GMO Operatives Set up Honolulu Office
  12. After Miserable Failure: Obama's Cancellation of Insurance Plans to be Postponed 'til 2016?
  13. DHS,  Connector Squabble over $4.9M Owed
  14. Millions in taxpayer money requested to waste on climate study
  15. VICE News Chases Alleged Hawaii Homosexual Child Molester Thru Streets
  16. Hollywood Producer 'Big Dem Donor' Accused of Homosexual Child Molestation in Hawaii
  17. Pflueger's company pays $350,000 fine for 7 counts of manslaughter under controversial plea deal
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:42 PM :: 4691 Views
  1. July, 2013: Neil Abercrombie Conspiracy Theory Claims Inouye Letter Conspiracy
  2. Health Connector Extends Enrollment Grace period to April 30
  3. GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
  4. Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
  5. All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
  6. Pine: Habitual Dumpers Could Go to Jail and Face $10,000 a Day Fine
  7. "Modern" Light Rail: Worth the Investment?
  8. Over 60 Staff Positions Vacant at Hawaii State Hospital
  9. Star-Adv Lies About its own poll to Avoid Acknowledging Djou is #1
  10. Campaigning for Schatz, Abercrombie: Gore Prances Around Stage before Slipping out for a Massage
  11. Schatz keeps fundraising edge on Hanabusa as Donor Support Dwindles for Both
  12. Aiona-Abercrombie-Hannemann Race Should Motivate Voter Turnout
  13. Matsuda Health Connector Expects 9,000 Enrollments
  14. HB 1700 -- Day 1
  15. Pacific Resource Partnership, Schatz, Biggest Ad Buyers
  16. Duncan, Abercrombie Tour Hawaii DoE as 'Rising Star'
  17. Fewer Hawaii workers testing positive for marijuana, amphetamine use
  18. Hilo Family Court Returned Boys to Bisexual Child Molester
  19. Where’s The ‘Community’ In HCDA?
  20. SCR38: No Student Fee Hikes
  21. Reconstructed Car Owners Wait Months for Safety Inspection
  22. Rail Buys, Wrecks Dillingham Shopping Plaza
  23. Hawaii County Council Bows to Homelessness Industry
  24. Depositions Detail Retaliation Attack Against Kauai Councilmember
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
April 15, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:20 PM :: 4608 Views
  1. WaPo: Brian Schatz’s biggest 2014 headache? The governor who appointed him
  2. HCDA Restructuring Among Bills Landing on Abercrombie's Desk
  3. Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
  4. Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
  5. Kiplinger: Hawaii 5th-Least Tax-Friendly State
  6. Genworth 2014 Annual Cost of Care Survey: At Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  7. Full Text: Hawaii Ranks 8th in Wellbeing
  8. Now Hiring: Honolulu City Auditor
  9. Apology? Abercrombie Blames Inouye Family for Controversy over Letter
  10. Truth of Inouye's last wish becoming campaign issue
  11. Former state Rep. Cavasso files for U.S. Senate seat
  12. Tax Freedom Day Celebrated in Hawaii
  13. Hawaii Lawmakers Use 'Transparency' to Attack Free Speech
  14. Judge Lets Mainland Groups Attack Kauai Farmers in Court
  15. Earthjustce Exploits Kauai for Fundraising, Publicity
  16. Star-Adv on Dairy farm: Time for Enviros to Walk the Walk
  17. County government should oversee land management, not DC bureaucrats
  18. Hawaii County Park Workers Skip Out Early, Rip Off Taxpayers
  19. First Wind Pushes Giant Solar Farm for Mililani
  20. Job Security: After Letting them Get Established, State to eradicate Waimanalo little fire ants
  21. How to Break the Catch and Release Cycle for Property Criminals
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Monday, April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 4464 Views
  1. Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Schatz, Baker, Oakland
  2. Freedom in the 50 States? Hawaii Ranks 47th
  3. Law would give Hawaii gov’t unprecedented emergency powers
  4. NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2014
  6. Abercrombie on TAT: Be Careful What You Wish For 
  7. Environmental groups and tourism interests align against a cow farm
  8. Mainland Bisexual Cult Leader Moves to Hawaii, Molests Boys
  9. Maui Electric Asks for $8.9M Rate Hike Thanks to Solar
  10. Honolulu sees continued solar energy permit decline
  11. Audit: ML&P May go Bankrupt Soon
  12. Rep. Fale To Announce Bid for Sen. Hee’s Seat
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
April 13, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 4180 Views
  1. Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
  2. Conference Committee: Let the Games Begin!
  3. What’s The Streamlined Sales Tax Project – And Should We Jump In?
  4. Attacks on BOE chairman amount to religious bigotry
  5. Kamuela:  Hawaiians Don't Trust OHA's "Nation Building"
  6. Gore Greeted by Laughter, Derision before UH Manoa Speech
  7. Star-Adv: Petty politics mustn't derail key measures
  8. State Senate leadership caught in power struggle
  9. Abercrombie Names Another Old Boy to BLNR
  10. Council signs off on $290k Bynum settlement
  11. Surfrider Self-Destruction: Anti-Dairy Farm Lies Wipe Out
  12. How Maui Wind Farms Produce CO2
  13. After Welching on Promise to Defend Anti-GMO Law, Mainland Luddites Seek Status as 'Intervenors'
  14. Progressive Activist: Low Voter Turnout?  So what?
  15. Meth Dealer Thinks He's Just Like Mandela
  16. Maui County: 4th Lowest Residential Property Taxes as a Percent of Home Value
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
April 12, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 6268 Views
  1. Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?
  2. April 11, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  3. Hawaii Independent Party Unveils Logo, Seeks Candidates
  4. Farmers' Dust Fine Violates Hawaii Right to Farm Act
  5. Abercrombie: Inouye Wanted Hanabusa but ... but ... but
  6. HB1866 shifts HCDA's power Away from Governor
  7. Experts: One-stop shopping of Mental health services could save lives
  8. Hawaii Health Connector seeks approval to outsource individual enrollment to state Department of Human Services
  9. Notorious Hilo Dentist Licensed Thanks to Brian Schatz
  10. Murder on the Waterfront: Twenty Years HPD Coverup
  11. State Auditor applauds Public Charter School Commission
  12. Hawaii County to Enact Honolulu Sidewalk Ordinance
  13. Thanks to Effete Snobs, Molokai Farmer Fined for 'Fugitive Dust'
  14. Feds Release Draft EIS for Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  15. HECO Uses 'Consumer Advocate' to Keep Real Consumers Out
  16. Sylvia Luke's Make-Work Program for Lawyers 
  17. Star-Adv: Chang, Manahan make wrong call on TV ads
  18. Hilo community college collected $245K in fees for non-existent facilities and services, Ousts Complainers
  19. Hickam phone project called $5M waste
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Letters to the Editor April, 2014
By Letters to the Editor @ 3:32 PM :: 4937 Views

Farmers' Dust Fine Violates Hawaii Right to Farm Act

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Friday, April 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 4926 Views
  1. Hawaii: More Mentally Ill in Jails than in State Hospital
  2. Caldwell Unveils Scheme to make Traffic Even Worse
  3. Pine Introduces Legislation to Combat Illegally Dumped Sludge
  4. UHERO: The Costs and Benefits of installing PV solar
  5. Sky's the Limit? Honolulu #1 City for Buying into Solar Hype
  6. Private Schools with Public Purpose
  7. VIDEO: OHA 'Nation Building' Meets Resistance on the Ground
  8. Sen. Galuteria 'Incensed' at His Own District Over Kakaako Development Bill
  9. Voter Participation: The People Who Show up Will Rule
  10. GE Tax Revenues Drop 2.2%
  11. At Behest of Hotels, Leading Enviro-Activists Continue to Protest Against Kauai Dairy Farm
  12. HB849: Governor Emergency Powers to 'Prevent Hoarding'
  13. Ethics Complaint: Rep Luke Amends Bill to Help Fellow Ambulance Chasers
  14. Hawaii Gov Nominates Carpenters Union Rep to Land Use Commission
  15. Parker Ranch Aims to Become HELCO Alternative for 75% of W Hawaii
  16. PUC at Another Secret Mainland Conference
  17. DoE Cries over Lost Laptop Funding
  18. Group pitches tiny homes inside homes
  19. OCCC: Inmates Getting Bedbugs from Work Furlough Jobs
  20. The Path to Sainthood: Brother Joseph Dutton
  21. Complaints against Big Island dentist grows to 12
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
April 10, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:41 PM :: 8444 Views
  1. VIDEO: Looking Back at Neil Abercrombie 'Highlights' as Governor
  2. Friends of Kewalos Rallies as OHA Development Bill Heads to Conference Committee
  3. Hawaii gets better marks for new online transparency system
  4. Auditor Updates Progress on Public Housing, Charter Schools
  5. Auditor's Annual Report
  6. Horner Accused of Christianity, but Homosexuals, Atheists Fail to Oust BoE Chair
  7. Hawaii Health Connector needs $4.7M next year
  8. Department of Human Services might handle part of Health Connector sign-up work
  9. Dems continue Closed primary fight
  10. Gut n Replace Bills Listed
  11. Acting state hospital chief lacks basic job requirements; responds to nepotism claims
  12. Secret Meeting at Devil’s Thumb to shape Hawai’i Energy Policy
  13. Hawaii in forefront of public-private education partnerships
  14. Neal Milner: Getting Better Political Coverage
  15. Star-Adv Uses Hawaii's Poor Voter Turnout to Promote Same-Day Registration Fraud
  16. Ethics Board: Council Candidate can keep job Overseeing Elections
  17. Maui PD: ‘I was a vice cop… and a meth addict’
  18. City Claims Two way protected bike lane Won't Jam up South King Street
  19. Hawaii LNG From Boron, CA
  20. Group to discuss methods of making city Age 'friendly'
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:50 PM :: 3957 Views
  1. House passes over 150 measures on second crossover
  2. Why Is ObamaCare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?
  3. AG: Hawaii Will Continue to Provide COFA Benefits
  4. JSC Seeks Nominations for Two Judicial Vacancies
  5. Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?
  6. Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16
  7. Report: Hawaii Government Transparency Improves
  8. Obamacare Reimbursement Cuts Cost HHSC $4.6M
  9. House Rejects McDermott Amendment to Dump Pono Choices
  10. Star-Adv: Rail funding details needed before Massive GE Tax Hike Approved
  11. House approves OHA's high-rises
  12. 10 Gut n Replace Bills This Session
  13. Crossover: Slom Votes 'No' 33 Times out of 176
  14. Question: How Many Anti-GMO Signatures are Bogus?
  15. Candidates in Ethical Grey Area in Unite Here Local 5 Ads
  16. Hawaii Senators grill state hospital administrator
  17. State House passes minimum wage bill
  18. Cops fired in overtime abuse scandal getting jobs back
  19. Prime state ag lot sits vacant for 6 years; could be home to little fire ants
  20. Hawaii Kids Dental Health Scores Poorly
  21. Hawaii State Salaries 2013: University Spends More on Fewer Employees
  22. Water Fees to Jump?
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
April 8, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:08 PM :: 4560 Views
  1. Djou: $100,000 in 100 Hours
  2. Djou Running and Winning in Hawaii
  3. Second Crossover: Complete List of House and Senate Bills
  4. Alliance Defending Freedom asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches
  5. Survey: 4,280 Hawaii Teachers Reveal Attitude towards Evaluation System
  6. Maui Doctors Speak up on Obamacare
  7. Honolulu 15th Most Expensive Long Term Care
  8. Why Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should
  9. Video: Grassroot Institute Think Tank Talk
  10. PEW: Hawaii Voter Participation Drops Below 45%--Worst in USA
  11. Census: Hawaii Tax Revenue Jump 3rd Highest in Nation
  12. Obamacare Responsible for HMSA 12.8% rate hike application
  13. Don't play games with Housing First
  14. HB1866: Only Surviving HCDA Reform Bill
  15. Tax burden heavy on low income earners
  16. Counties poised for boost in hotel room tax revenue
  17. HSTA Gets Legislators to cut Teach for America Hawaii funding
  18. Gallup: 57% Trust Hawaii State Government
  19. Kim Releases Internal Poll Showing Lead
  20. New and familiar faces in mix as candidates line up for election
  21. Kauai Council Boosts Omidyar's Shoreline Development Scheme
  22. Not Certified Yet: 11,000 Signatures for Referendum to Shut Down Farms on Maui?
  23. Kauai anti-GMO Nuts Push Ballot Initiative
  24. One man inspires thousands
  25. Gay-Atheists Protest Senate Reappointment of Horner to BoE
  26. 'Actual Maggots' -- USO Members on Hunger Strike
  27. Ousted judge sits in his office during final three weeks as sub judge handles cases
  28. Local homeless programs receive $10.7M in federal funds
  29. University of Hawaii chancellor considers year-round school

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Monday, April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:30 PM :: 3876 Views
  1. Hawaii to be First State to Dump Obamacare Health Exchange?
  2. HSTA Candidate Questionnaire Challenges Teacher Evaluations
  3. All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 7, 2014
  5. Teachers Paid $410 to Learn How to Make Teens Gay-Friendly
  6. WAM Committee supports measure that would up county’s TAT take
  7. HB1934: Homeless Omnibus Bill Hits Conference Tomorrow
  8. Should Hawaii Pay Turtle Bay Resort to Not Develop Some North Shore Land?
  9. AG Seeks Funding for DNA Swabbing
  10. Waipahu Business Saves 20% on Insurance
  11. Star-Adv: Put COFA Migrants on Medicaid
  12. Kauai Cross Angers Secularists, Gets Blown Up
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Sunday, April 6, 2014
April 6, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 4769 Views
  1. Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
  2. Tax Return Extensions – Not an Occasion to Punt on Working the Numbers
  3. Djou's Biggest Obstacle Gone
  4. Abercrombie: "We don't break the laws, we make the laws."
  5. Commercial Solar Tax Credits Export Money to Mainland--Will Take Another $150M out of Budget
  6. Rail Finances Fuzzy, Caldwell Pushes Massive GE Tax Hike
  7. Law Student Gets Copy of Pono Choices, Disturbed by Multiple Partners
  8. Medicaid red tape crippling good health care
  9. Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky
  10. City food truck law spurs protests
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Saturday, April 5, 2014
April 5, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:29 PM :: 4736 Views
  1. Plaintiff Speaks out After Big Win in Hawaii Concealed Carry Case
  2. April 4, 2014: Election Commission Releases Updated Candidate List
  3. Abercrombie Rants, Raves About Investigation of Hawaii Health Connector
  4. LA Times Looks at Prepaid, "A Health Care System Apart"
  5. Mainland Millionaire Behind 'Clean Elections' Calls Hawaii Legislators 'Corrupt'
  6. OHA, Legislators Join Global Cooling Believers
  7. Larry Sabato on Djou Candidacy
  8. Hawaii DHS Returned Child to Abusive Mother Before Death
  9. SB651 May Make Tobacco Smokers Homeless
  10. Caldwell Heads to DC to Discuss Rail, Homelessness
  11. Kauai councilman settles lawsuit over political retribution
  12. Maui Council: TagumaWatch Case is About Cyber Harassment
  13. Neighbors Used to Seeing Escapees All the Time
  14. Due to Homelessness, Honolulu Ambulances infested with bed bugs
  15. DLNR vs Waikiki Beachboys
  16. Obama's Weakness on Crimea Causes Japan to Doubt American Commitments
  17. Waste Oil Recycling to Close on Maui--Due to Enviro Regs
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Friday, April 4, 2014
April 4, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:55 PM :: 5082 Views
  1. Djou: I’m In!
  2. Slom Slims Budget: "If we don't change our course, we are headed for fiscal disaster"
  3. ‘Diverse’ population cited as factor in Hawaii’s failing health exchange
  4. Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden Drops to 20th
  5. HGEA to Do UPW’s Job While UPW Watches
  6. This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It
  7. CB: 8 Reasons Why Djou Might Win
  8. Hanabusa: Hawaii Should Get Obamacare Exemption
  9. University Wins Funding for UHPA Contract After Settling With Mitsunaga
  10. City Council Unveils Budget Priorities, Ernie Martin Moves to Kill 'Housing First'
  11. HHSC partnership bill headed to committee
  12. Job Security: Dept of Ag Hid Fire Ants for 3 Years
  13. Romy Cachola Headed to Jail for Abuse of Council Expense Account?
  14. Kakaako Buyers are Foreign or Mainland Investors
  15. 173 Parcels: Buying the rail line is high priority for HART
  16. Big Cable Electricity Costs 50% More
  17. Hee, English Toy with Portnoy as Regent Nominations Considered
  18. Term Limits Keep Honolulu Councilmembers on the Move
  19. Star-Adv: Use ACLU Suit to Keep Religion out of Preschools
  20. Inmates' religious rights suit is valid, judge rules
  21. Life Without Limbs Founder Nick Vujicic Tells Kids to 'Stand Strong,' Find Their Purpose
  22. Kauai New Age 'Energy Healer' Convicted of Rape
  23. Juvenile Escapees Lead to Windward School Lockdowns
  24. Timeline: Deliberate Fear-Mongering Behind Kauai Anti-GMO Bill
  25. Mass Hysteria: 6 DoE Schools Evacuated This Year After 'Noxious Odors'
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
April 3, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:25 PM :: 4248 Views
  1. Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint in Honolulu May 8
  2. UHERO: Why are Hawai’i’s Electricity Prices So High?
  3. Hawai’i Health Connector Signs Up Only 7,861 People in 6 Months
  4. Obama takes sides in Hawaii’s contentious Senate Democratic primary
  5. Back from Afghanistan: 100 Soldiers from 536th Support Maintenance Co
  6. Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision
  7. Rally Against OHA Kakaako Development Scheme
  8. Monsanto Employees Rally on Maui, Molokai, Deliver Report to Mayor
  9. Hawaii Firearms Permits up 20% -- Hit New Record
  10. Djou will seek Congressional seat
  11. Kakaako: Keep eye on money and politics
  12. HCDA's ties to condo developers highlighted
  13. Abercrombie: Nonprofit Health Connector 'Fundamentally Flawed',  Should Become Part of DHS Medicaid Service
  14. House Passes Minimum Wage Hike With Simplified Tip Credit
  15. Kauai Teachers stand against state evaluation system
  16. Funding early autism treatment will save money in the future, bill's advocates say
  17. REITS Evade Property, Income Taxes
  18. How Much Money Do Honolulu Agencies Really Want? Officials Won't Say
  19. Snow Job: Ansaldo Claims Belgian Rail Settlement is "Entirely Different" from Honolulu Because it Doesn't Snow Here
  20. Judge rules in favor of Thirty Meter Telescope project 
  21. Selective Audit Targets Kauai Mayor
  22. Salaries, benefits eat up county budget hike
  23. Public safety department investigates sick leave abuse
  24. Vending in Park or Religious Freedom?
  25. Guam trying to go ‘shall issue’ a month after adopting Castle Doctrine
  26. Diet Supplement Causes Nearly 100 Hepatitis Cases
  27. Hollywood Hippie in Vermont Raising Money for Air-Powered Car to be Built in Hawaii
  28. HEI Selling Caused by Inaccurate Analyst's Report
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
April 2, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:45 PM :: 4380 Views
  1. US House Examining ObamaCare’s Problem-Filled Hawaii Exchange at Hearing Thursday
  2. ACLU Sues, Claims Pre-K Program Not Secular Enough
  3. Full Text: Court Rules Hawaii not responsible for COFA Shortfalls
  4. Stung by High Electric Rates, Parker Ranch launches Paniolo Power Company
  5. UHERO Looks at Lanai, Molokai Windfarm Proposals
  6. Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing
  7. Major Tsunami not expected after Chilean Quake
  8. Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders
  9. Maui: 8500 Signatures for Ballot Initiative ordering Shut Down of Farms
  10. Grand Hyatt, Bionic Dread Team up to Protest Dairy Farm
  11. HB1675: Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Reversal of Act 167 School Hours
  12. Kauai HHSC Hospital funding runs dry
  13. Solomon Gut n Replace Geothermal Resolution Pops Up
  14. 'Life without limbs' minister enjoys a Hawaii beach vacation before the release of his inspirational book about defeating bullies
  15. Tsunami Monitoring Technology Hits the Mark in Chile
  16. Hawaii State Center for Nursing finds promising results from long-term care nursing project
  17. Kenoi aides to get More raises
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
April 1, 2014 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:18 PM :: 8533 Views
  1. HCDA ‘Small Business’ Reps: Kobayashi & Mitsunaga
  2. Hawaii’s troubled health-care exchange draws congressional attention
  3. Legislative Playbook: Whack-a-Mole With Bad Bills
  4. Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing
  5. Auditor Releases National Citizen Survey of Honolulu residents
  6. Full Text: Honolulu Service Efforts and Accomplishments Report
  7. Hawaii Educational Results Broken Down by Ethnic Background
  8. Arne Duncan: Hawaii DoE Can be Model for Nation
  9. OHA Touts Pacific Business News Support for Kakaako Development Scheme
  10. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 31, 2014
  11. UH first state department to adopt electronic payroll statements
  12. The Crazy Intense Hawaii Senate Primary Race
  13. Senate Cuts $214M from Abercrombie's Bloated Budget
  14. Miserable Failure: Obamacare Signs Up only 7% of Goal in Hawaii 
  15. Connector is an Embarrassment
  16. Desperate Hawaii Health Connector Now Blames Dep't of Human Services for Failure 
  17. Hawaii Foster Child Returned to Abusive Parent, Dead at Age 4
  18. Tax collector compiling vacation rental list
  19. Voyager School Foundation files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy
  20. Potheads Pleased with Amendments to SB2574
  21. Don't Worry HPD You Can Still Rent Hoes from Us
  22. Atheist Advertiser: Keep Charities out of Schools
  23. Atheist Reporter Seeks Angle to Expel Christians from Capitol
  24. Atheists: Hirono is Perfect Senator
  25. Changes to sex assault bill set new limits on victims' recourse
  26. Horizon Lines shows the creakiness in That Jones Act
  27. Prepare for West Coast port disruption
  28. Cheaper elections not always better, council says
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