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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 3474 Views
  1. Contract Reopener: HSTA Gets Another $45.6M
  2. DoE Changes Teacher Evaluations: De-Emphasizes Student Performance
  3. EPA Imposes $425K fine for Waimanalo Gulch Spill
  4. Legislators Vote to Spend Millions More on Electric Vehicles
  5. Trump, the Jones Act and LNG
  6. Video: Akina and Roth Talk Rail
  7. Hawaii 2nd Worst State for Nurses
  8. Donovan Dela Cruz Plays Hardball With Foes Of The Airbnb Tax—and it works
  9. Honolulu City Council committee passes 2 vacation rental bills
  10. Special Purpose Revenue Bonds: More Millions for Navatek Front Company
  11. Maui Council Approves $17.7M Property Tax Hike
  12. Hawaii County Charter Commission rejects ballot measure abolishing minimum property tax
  13. Asset Forfeiture Reform Measure On Ige’s Desk
  14. Rep Chris Lee Killed Sex-abuse bill
  15. Kaneshiro ‘top of the food chain’?  Katherine Kealoha says she was ‘ordered’ to tell officer to ‘stand down’ in Miske Case
  16. McCartney’s DBEDT nomination heading to Senate
  17. Last-Ditch Effort to Save Cheap Electricity Source-- HECO Proposes New Way of Calculating Greenhouse Gas Limits
  18. Monday’s crash is latest for Robinson model
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Monday, April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 3344 Views
  1. ERS Invested Millions With Alleged Fraudster
  2. HB1552: Conference Committee Approves New System to Keep Criminals on Streets
  3. Proposed Hawaii Carbon Tax -- $66,000 per Person?
  4. Ala Wai Canal: Flood Control Project Will Do Little To Clean Up the Polluted Waterway
  5. Might Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund Disappear?
  6. Star-Adv Claims Jones Act Needed for Reliable Service
  7. Kealohas Lied About Mailbox Value to Make Theft a Felony
  8. Inside Deal: Mel Rapozo to Grab Kauai Auditor Position
  9. Plea Deal: Another Alleged Child Molester gets Probation
  10. Hawaiian salt could evaporate under federal ban
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Sunday, April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 2721 Views
  1. OHA CFO Ousted to Block 'Fair Treatment' of Grant Requests?
  2. HB172: Legislature Denies Funding for OHA and LLCs Unless Audit for Fraud, Waste and Abuse is Completed
  3. OHA’s LLCs: The Noose Is Tightening
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. Public urged to participate in next round of hearings on proposed Maunakea rules
  6. Growing demands for more government money sure to pick pockets of Oahu taxpayers
  7. Legislators pitch savings but who’ll save us from them?
  8. Hospital liaison program offers help and hope for homeless
  9. Owner Fined $124K for Building Affordable Housing ‘Monster’
  10. Hawaii gun group aims to sue over ‘red flag’ law
  11. State officials worry low vaccination rates in some Hawaii schools may cause health risk
  12. Maui: Where the Anti-Vaxxers Are
  13. Sunscreen Hysteria: Lab Admits Skewing Oxybenzone Measurement
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Saturday, April 27, 2019
April 27, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:14 PM :: 3427 Views
  1. Let’s End ‘Gut and Replace’ at Legislature
  2. SB1353: Industrial Hemp Heading to Governor's Desk
  3. Legislators Send Three Anti-Gun Bills to Governor
  4. A Jones Act conversation with Rick Hamada and Mike Hansen
  5. OHA Releases Aina Summit Report
  6. City Releases 2019 Annual Sustainability Report
  7. Victory: Changes would make it easier to force homeless with severe mental illnesses to get treatment
  8. Bill to raise minimum wage appears dead for this year
  9. REIT Tax Passes Legislature
  10. Hawaii tax broker bill for Airbnb, vacation rental platforms fails on final vote
  11. Happy News: Climate Change Bills Died in Conference Committee
  12. Hawaii Legislature Botches Energy Legislation
  13. Hawaii lawmakers poised to approve proposal to reform state’s criminal justice system
  14. Poorest in Honolulu see greatest increase in housing costs, report says
  15. Roadside panhandling and fundraising could be outlawed
  16. Trash and tally: Numbers from recent state, county homeless cleanup initiatives
  17. 5 former Hawaii scouts among victims in growing Boy Scout sex abuse scandal
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Friday, April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 2969 Views
  1. Charlie Wade Sex Complaint Filed Over Year Ago
  2. 20 Gut and Replace, Frankenstein Bills in Conference Committee
  3. 40 Legislators, Insiders Set for Singapore Junket After Session
  4. More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico
  5. Conference Committee Agrees on $3.4B CIP Grab Basket
  6. Conference Committee Approves Remaining Executive Budget
  7. Q1: Tourism Up, Spending Down
  8. A Flurry Of Deal-Making At The Hawaii Legislature As End Of Session Looms
  9. Hotel workers to council: Proposed property tax rate hike for resorts ‘punitive’
  10. Deferred Maintenance: Cost of repairing convention center soars to $50M  -- or $77M? – or $91.6M?
  11. Jail escapee says guards asleep
  12. Internal affairs case opened after Public Safety’s head trainer accused of puffing up resume
  13. OJ Simpson Innocence Project: ‘It’s Easy to Find Criminals are Innocent’
  14. Second Hawaii Superferry Joins Navy Fleet
  15. Judge freezes Trump abortion rule on Title X funding
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:53 PM :: 6507 Views
  1. Will the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Go Broke?
  2. SCR204: OHA Insiders Exploit Aloha Poke Controversy to Grab Ownership of Hawaiian Culture for Themselves
  3. Neighborhood Board Voting Begins Friday
  4. HB720: Ige Signs Firearm Reporting Bill
  5. Problem Gambling? Hawaii #2 in USA
  6. Poll: Ige Among Most Unpopular Governors, Again
  7. Profitable Nonprofit: Sand Island Rehab Exec Scores $500K Salary and a Slightly Used Miss Hawaii
  8. HDOT: If you really Believe in Global Warming You Must Give Us $15B
  9. State Senate poised to accept a proposal to allow vacation rental platforms to collect Hawaii taxes
  10. Effort to impeach Kaneshiro hits new roadblocks
  11.  Lawsuit: Officers Conspired to Coverup Domestic Abuse
  12. DOCARE Officers Use Illegal GPS Jammers to Cover up Overtime Abuse
  13. Hawaii Senate votes to reconfirm Nolan Espinda to lead Public Safety Department
  14. Lawmakers decline to issue budget surplus refunds
  15. Maui Council, Mayor Propose $140M Property Tax Hikes
  16. Raises get green light
  17. Are Medical Costs Dropping Under HMSA's New Doctor Payment Plan?
  18. Honolulu leads state in population loss, Census finds
  19. HB1165: Trannies to get ‘X’ on Drivers License
  20. State To Housing Applicants: Sign Up Online Or Lose Your Spot On Wait List
  21. Kalihi Valley Homeless’ Lower Stolen Piano in Riverbed Tent City
  22. No Sex Trafficking found at Brothel
  23. Trump spurs an uptick in politicians leaving GOP
  24. ‘Hawaiian Day’ Controversy Spurs SD Legislature to Act on Free Speech
  25. State-Run Presidential primary election would be good for Hawaii
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 2922 Views
  1. Will Trump waive the Jones Act for Domestic LNG shipments?
  2. Waimea and Hanapepe Property Owners to be Forced to Buy Flood Insurance?
  3. Legislature Votes to Fund Suicide Prevention
  4. DHS Audit: Significant Weaknesses and Deficiencies
  5. State of the Air: Hawaii Among the Cleanest
  6. After Problems with East Oahu Vote—Lawmakers still approve statewide mail-in voting
  7. REIT CEOs outline specific costs to Hawaii tax bill
  8. OHA to Get 20% Cut of Kailua-Kona Homeless Village?
  9. Neighborhoods Are Really Angry At The Feds’ $345 Million Ala Wai Project
  10. Maui Council looks to have final say over injection wells settlement
  11. Office of Information Practices says ad hoc budget panel could violate state Sunshine Law
  12. What’s The Holdup On A Bill That Targets Child Sex Abusers?
  13. Deputy Sheriffs, corrections officers using guns and ammo that violate state policy
  14. Criminals Whine About Jail Conditions after Riot
  15. HPD officer with troubled past arrested for felony abuse
  16. Honolulu looking for a new City Auditor
  17. Snobby Hanalei Elitists Try New Excuse to Keep Hoi Polloi Out
  18. Another plan for pedestrians?
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:02 PM :: 4643 Views
  1. Full Text: Espinda Promises No Retaliation Against PSD Dissidents
  2. Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
  3. Lavish salaries, perks focus of federal theft investigation into union boss
  4. Pattern for Unions? Hawaii firefighters get 4% plus bonuses
  5. Anti-Trust Violation? Capacity Payments’ Designed to Hide Real Cost of Solar, Biomass
  6. Hawaiʻi's Small Independent Doctors May Be Struggling Under New Payment System
  7. Charter Schools: Where the Anti-Vaxxers Are
  8. Trapped on the streets: Law stymies efforts to help homeless with severe mental illness
  9. Good News! Climate Activists whine Hawaii Legislature ‘Wasted An Entire Year’
  10. Petition to impeach city prosecutor prompts legal debate: Are e-signatures legal?  
  11. Ethics: Councilmember was PR Agent for Water Bottler
  12. Memorial honoring law enforcement officers vandalized
  13. Historic Maui church hit by vandals for second time in a month
  14. Leeward Coast Parks: Human waste, buckets of needles
  15. Homeless Criminal Charged in Iwilei Rape
  16. ‘Strong Evidence of Guilt’ – But State’s highest court reverses murder conviction in 2009 Chinatown shooting
  17. HPD officer arrested at Honolulu airport on suspicion of domestic abuse
  18. Hawaii hotels report lackluster first quarter
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Monday, April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:11 PM :: 5088 Views
  1. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  2. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  3. Activist Attacks Destroy 15% of Hawaii Agriculture
  4. Budget battle: Nonprofit seeks financial data on Hawaii public schools
  5. Electricity: Nobody Pays More for Less
  6. Quack! Charter Schools Have By Far The Highest Rates Of Unvaccinated Kids
  7. Quack!  Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria Debunked
  8. A city proposal to give people more options to get around could mean losing some parking
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Sunday, April 21, 2019
April 21, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:59 PM :: 2739 Views
  1. OHA's Crabbe out of the Bucket?
  2. HIDOE Achieves Success with Job Order Contracting
  3. Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Education
  4. Organizer asks supporters to re-sign Keith Kaneshiro petition
  5. Ozawa Loses: Pro-development forces flex muscle in Hawaii politics
  6. Bills Down to the Wire: Last Week for the Legislature
  7. HB673: Police to be allowed to smoke Marijuana—Potheads to be hired as Ambulance Drivers
  8. Political Correctness: Kahana homeowners defaulting on state loans
  9. Big Island Mass Transit mismanagement could hurt entire state’s federal funding
  10. What makes Tulsi Gabbard run? Maybe it’s about the perks
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Saturday, April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:55 PM :: 4155 Views
  1. Audits, subpoenas and more: What's next for Honolulu Rail?
  2. Are Hawaii officials paid too much or too little?
  3. Hawaii residents voting with their feet
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. Kealoha Lawyer Flees to Canada, Again Delays Grandmother Deposition
  6. 1980s Honolulu Developer Busted in Ponzi Scheme
  7. Some homeless play the charity cycle
  8. University of Hawaii to hold 2nd round of public hearings on proposed rules for Mauna Kea
  9. The state wants to redevelop the Ala Wai Boat Harbor. That’s got boaters worried
  10. Honolulu City Council OKs $70 annual tax break for Oahu homeowners
  11. Public Utilities Commission approves $12.1M MECO rate hike
  12. Self-Dealing Leads to Another delay for Hawaii Co building permits
  13. Snorkel Rentals Kill
  14. Soft on Crime: Hawaii Criminal Kills Girl in Ohio
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Friday, April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 4804 Views
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. Hawaii Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Bills
  3. 80% of Oahu Residents Don't Have REAL ID
  4. HPD investigating reported kidnapping of attorney tied to Kealoha probe   
  5. Honolulu rail authority now plans to open Middle Street segment in late 2023
  6. Water officials mull options as session wanes
  7. Ige Assures Caldwell Of Ala Wai Flood Control Financing Plan
  8. Hollywood Movie Moguls Want More of our Money—But Won’t Tell us Who is Getting it
  9. Unlikely Allies United to Oppose a Carbon Tax
  10. Kauai has only One Homeless Shelter—19 Beds
  11. Kihei: DoE has a Plan to Build … an Administration Building
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 3929 Views
  1. Candidates Hirono, Case, Gabbard Refused to Release their Tax Returns
  2. DLNR: Another Step Towards State-Run Carbon Credit Scheme
  3. Kids Oral Health--Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
  4. $17 Minimum Wage Cost $1.456 Billion per year
  5. HDOT Launches Accelerated Hiring System
  6. State Launches Aquaculture Accelerator 
  7. Ige: Failure of Water Bill will Kill Agriculture
  8. State revokes convicted Hawaii PKF accountant's license
  9. Two Ethics Reform Measures Clear House-Senate Conference Committee
  10. Can OHA Cash in by Claiming Native Title to Hawaiian Words?
  11. Honolulu City Council passes bill to crack down on affordable home monsters
  12. Short-Term Rental Regulation Advances at Honolulu Hale
  13. Hawaii lawmakers push to reduce number of unnecessary hospital visits from homeless
  14. Homeless Tweeker from Mainland Convicted in Crime Spree
  15. Soft on Crime: Alleged Child Molester Gets 6 Days in Jail
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 3249 Views
  1. Why Farm?
  2. The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
  3. Tax Foundation Hawaii: Motion for Reconsideration Rips Rail-Skim Decision
  4. Is lack of funding the real problem in the Department of Education?
  5. Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
  6. Lahaina Injection Wells: EPA won't regulate pollution that moves through groundwater
  7. Economist: Regulations Add 24% to Home Construction Costs            
  8. Beating agriculture to death in Hawaii
  9. Honolulu Salary Commission Approves Pay Raises For Top City Officials
  10. Abercrombie Forced Micronesians onto Obamacare
  11. Politicians Tour MCCC After Riot, Spend $8M
  12. Latest DoE Grift: $11B for New Schools or Something
  13. Red Hill Tank Relocation Pricetag—$1.6B
  14. Meth Addict Who Dies After Being Tased was Son of American Samoa Police Commissioner
  15. 8 homeless shelters don’t meet new standards, but will be funded anyway 
  16. Busting prostitution businesses is a priority for the prosecutor's office
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 3558 Views
  1. Ethics: DOBOR Kauai Employee Quickly Begins Taking Stuff
  2. Caldwell’s Rubber Stamp Council will Tax and Spend
  3. UIPA Request: DoE Refusing to Release Check Register
  4. HDOT still seeking your thoughts on a proposal to tax drivers by the mile
  5. Community members come together to rally against crime and corruption in Hawaii
  6. Katherine Kealoha’s grandmother forced to pay over $100K in legal fees in corruption case
  7. Old Boys Line up Behind “Only Candidate’ Running for CD2—Kahele
  8. Gabbard Second to Last in Democrat Presidential Fund Race
  9. The High Price Of Luring The Movies To Hawaii
  10. HB1093: Proposed Bill Regulating Uber, Lyft Is Biased Against Taxis
  11. Recycling numbers are down but costs are up
  12. HIDOT Removes 14 Truckloads of Trash—All Seven Homeless Refuse Shelter
  13. Recovering Drug Addict ‘was homeless downtown for many, many years’
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Monday, April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:17 PM :: 4628 Views
  1. Senate: OHA Must Complete Audit of LLCs
  2. Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 14, 2019
  4. Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 45th
  5. $100M Hawaii tax hike bills -- Job Loss and Lawsuits
  6. SB1000: Use EV Mandate to Make Housing Even More Unaffordable
  7. Do you believe in coincidences?
  8. Details lost in reporting election-by-mail results
  9. Vacation Rentals On Oahu May Face Tough Enforcement And New Limits
  10. Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing
  11. Kakaako Makai Celebrates Ten Years as Homeless Tent City
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Sunday, April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 6076 Views
  1. Special Election: Waters Beats Ozawa by 1,004 Votes
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. JSC Seeks Nominees for Maui Circuit Court
  4. 30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting
  5. Blankety Blank
  6. Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
  7. Ethics: How Interest Group Can Plant its own People on State Payroll to Solicit Money
  8. How Kealoha, Kaneshiro Retaliated Against Officers After Miske Arrest
  9. Council Leadership Change This Week?
  10. Josh Green Finally Abandons Tent Cities?
  11. Another CWS Fail: Parents sue over 3-year-old’s death in foster care
  12. Inmate: ‘This is crazy; we going die’
  13. HELCO seeks 3.4% increase
  14. Oh, yeah? Well, how’d you like an audit, punk?
  15. Proposals would reduce building permit fees
  16. Mufi: Counties have Acted on TVRs—Now it is up to Legislature
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Saturday, April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 6056 Views
  1. Deadline: HART 'Pleased' that city received P3 submittals
  2. UH requesting second round of public hearings for Maunakea administrative rules
  3. City adopts new affordable housing rules
  4. Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
  5. HART board chair under federal investigation — but it’s not about the rail project
  6. Hawaiʻi Farmers, Ranchers Lobby for Water Bill
  7. Administrator in charge of DPS training programs accused of lying on her resume
  8. Deputy Prosecutor Futa Says She Never Got Target Letter
  9. Trevor Ozawa vs. Tommy Waters: Round 3 of Honolulu City Council fight ends tonight
  10. 3 percent Maui council salary hike lacks the votes
  11. Councilman wants to make more clear what alternatives will be acceptable to polystyrene
  12. An old hospital in Hilo is being transformed into a haven for the homeless
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Friday, April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:21 PM :: 3418 Views
  1. ILWU Executive Charged with Embezzlement
  2. Hawaii Tax Freedom Day is April 23rd
  3. NRA Seeks 'Immediate Injunction' Against Hawaii Gun Laws
  4. Hawaii Butterfly Knife Ban Challenged on Second Amendment Grounds
  5. Hirono: If Conservatives Don’t Want Content Removed From Social Media ‘They Shouldn’t Post Lies’
  6. Want higher wages? Try economic freedom
  7. Honolulu Council Special Election Voting Ends Saturday April 13
  8. Feds Demand City Pony up $111M for Rail--No Money Beyond Middle Street Until P3 Settled
  9. Ige supports giving water permit holders more time
  10. Legislators Advance HB1248 as Vote-by-Mail Problems Multiply
  11. While Honest Citizens 2nd Amendment Rights are Restricted, Shooters Walk Again and Again—Here’s How
  12. Senate panel rejects reappointment of Nolan Espinda as Hawaii’s public safety director
  13. Kauai: Entire System Comes Down on Whistleblower
  14. State housing project combines juvenile offenders and affordable housing; raises concerns
  15. Ex-Maui inmate gets $10K in sex assault lawsuit settlement
  16. Substitute Teacher Will Study for Marriage Counselor License While in Jail on Revenge Porn Conviction
  17. Teacher in Ewa Elementary’s A-plus program indicted in sexual assault of former student
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 3442 Views
  1. OHA's $139 Million Dollar Question
  2. OHA Trustees Vote 8-1 to Extend Audit
  3. Hawaii Swamped by Carbon Dioxide Tax Bills
  4. HB217/HB218: Making Life Easier for Young Criminals
  5. Gabbard: US Health Care System Designed to 'keep people sick and on drugs'
  6. It’s April and Feds Still Aren’t Releasing $744 Million For Honolulu Rail
  7. Windfarm: Judge Approves Plan to Kill Lots of Bats 
  8. HB1326: Will All the Water be Cut Off?
  9. Voting Rights Violation?  Ranked voting could make its way to Hawaii
  10. Despite warnings, Kaneshiro continues to visit building that houses prosecutor’s office
  11. Carlisle Wants Embattled Prosecutor's Job
  12. Ala Wai: DLNR-DTL Scheme to Funnell Money to OHA will Damage Cultural Resources
  13. SB1000: Electric Vehicle Mandate Will Make Housing Even Less Affordable
  14. Aina Lea – After 10 Years in Court, Affordable Housing Project May Now Be Built
  15. Hawaii sees a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases
  16. Pearl City intermediate school DoE Child Molester Gets Away With It—Then Foolishly Leaves Hawaii 
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:31 PM :: 3426 Views
  1. PIT: Homelessness Down 21% on Big Island -- Volcano Forces Homeless to Accept Shelter
  2. Final Crossover: House Approves, Amends 85 Senate Bills
  3. Human Services Blueprint for COFA Citizens
  4. New UH Manoa leadership structure approved
  5. Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
  6. Is Federal Recognition Dead or Dormant?
  7. Gov. David Ige having a rough year at the Legislature
  8. Minimum Wage, REIT Tax Head to Conference Committee
  9. HB820: Gut-n-Replace Keeps leasehold condo scheme alive
  10. SB33/SB365: Megabux for Movie Moguls—Heading to Conference Committee
  11. Hawaii lawmakers hope a recent ruling will play in their favor in regulating vacation rentals
  12. Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corp faces audits
  13. More than 30,000 ballots already cast in special election for city council
  14. Trial of former HPD officer delayed as more Miske info tied to Kealoha is sought
  15. Lawmakers grill public safety director
  16. Maui County attorney resigns from post following abuse allegations
  17. Maui Mayor Describes Being Attacked by Homosexual Child Molesters
  18. Puna officer faces felony charges in domestic incident
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 3074 Views
  1. Relax Maui zoning to allow more urban dwellings
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 8, 2019
  3. Hawaii 2nd Worst Financial Knowledge and Education
  4. Hawaii--78 Bridges 'Deficient'
  5. Hawaii: County by County Health Reports
  6. Ige: Electric Company to Collect from GEMS Green Energy Deadbeats
  7. Hawaii Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote
  8. Old Boys Last Hope?  Kahele Says He’s Raised $250,000 To Challenge Tulsi Gabbard
  9. State Senate leaders say they don’t intend to revive water bill
  10. Hawaii lawmakers consider vacation-rental tax legislation
  11. DeVos: Hawaii DoE Should do Exactly the Opposite of What it Does Now
  12. 30 Years Late: DoE Discovers IDIQ -- ‘Job Order Contracting’
  13. State Initiates Audit Of School Impact Fees On Developers
  14. Retaliation: DUI investigation initially under Katherine Kealoha's division
  15. Former police officer heads to court accused of luring boy for sex
  16. Permanent supportive housing will reduce homelessness
  17. Snuffed out: Tobacco tax increase proposal dies
  18. DOH begins enforcement against CBD-infused products
  19. Smoking Marijuana vs. Smoking Tobacco: Which is More Harmful?
  20. Hawaii boaters facing big increase in fees
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Monday, April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 2712 Views
  1. Secret Timeline Shows OHA Lying to Legislature While Stonewalling LLC Audit
  2. Stop Anti-Vaxxers From Putting Hawaii Kids At Risk
  3. Does Hawaii Really Want Agriculture?
  4. The future of marijuana: Island cannabis industry reps talk hurdles, economic woes
  5. Former Real Estate Commission vice chairman sentenced to jail, court supervision for theft
  6. Moving Hawaii’s Technology Out Of The Dark Ages
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Sunday, April 7, 2019
April 7, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 3306 Views
  1. Revenue Raisers Already Sent to the Governor
  2. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  3. Giveaway to Public Employee Unions Hidden in Minimum Wage Bill
  4. A&B Water Rights Bill May Have New Life
  5. A Three-Step Guide: How Women Can Protect Themselves from Joe Biden
  6. HB285: Release Names of Suspended or Fired Police Officers
  7. EMS Tries to justify Fuel Truck Purchase
  8. UHPA: Lassner Not Angry Enough
  9. Ige Touts State-Run ‘Hawaii Saves’ Retirement Program
  10. Socialist Utopia: Kahana Valley living park concept ‘broken’
  11. Solid Waste: UPW Exploits Absenteeism in Push for New Positions
  12. Soft on Crime: Five Time Loser Kicks Cop in Head—Gets Probation
  13. Stupid Pimp Leaves Soft-on-Crime Hawaii—Quickly Gets 72 Year Sentence
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Saturday, April 6, 2019
April 6, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:35 PM :: 4529 Views
  1. New Petition Launched to Impeach Kaneshiro
  2. 9th Circuit: City Can Only Enforce Sleeping Ban if Shelter Available
  3. Kishimoto Demands Media Cover Up Failing Schools
  4. DoE: Only 56% of our Grads Need Remedial Math (not counting the ones who don't go to college and the ones who don’t graduate)
  5. UHERO: How Obamacare Affects Micronesian Health
  6. Ige Signs 20% Death Tax into Law
  7. Does House bill’s demise affect Upcountry water?
  8. Lawmakers pass Red Light Camera bill through State House of Representatives
  9. HB748: Fixing Hawaii’s civil asset forfeiture program
  10. Gut & Replace --- Hawai’i State Energy Office
  11. Another CWS Fail: Lawsuit filed in toddler death
  12. Over 25,000 Votes Cast in Special Election
  13. Judge OKs recorded testimony from 99-year old key witness in Kealoha case
  14. Riot at Maui CCC caused $5 million damage
  15. Maui Police Dept. internally investigating if traffic section misused money
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Friday, April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 3839 Views
  1. Levinson: Ballard's Second Amendment Stance 'Could Precipitate Legal Catastrophe'
  2. Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
  3. #AuditTheRail finally on track!
  4. OHA Trustees Approve New Governance Framework
  5. OHA Gives $500K to Nonprofits
  6. DLNR Seeks Bidders to Redevelop Ala Wai Harbor
  7. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible for Floor Vote
  8. Dela Cruz: If A&B Can’t Have Water then Nobody Can
  9. Screw A&B—Part 2: Surprising Support For New Tax On Hawaii’s Powerful Real Estate Interests
  10. Two HPD officers indicted after allegedly making a homeless man lick a toilet
  11. SB567: Will Legislators Let us Round up Homeless Mentally Ill?
  12. Homeless Drug Addicts, Chinatown Merchants May Hire Security Guards
  13. Guam Begins Process to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana
  14. UPW Backs Espinda Reappointment
  15. Vital piece of evidence in investigation into Maui jail riot goes missing
  16. Caldwell’s plan for monthly garbage fee could be trashed
  17. Waters Leads Ozawa In Money Raised And Spent In City Council Race
  18. Polluted Subsoil Causes 3 month Delay in Rail Station Construction
  19. HB593: Now we have green versus green
  20. DoE Forms Secret Gender Committee
  21. Maui Council to Hire Lawyer to Sue over Mayor’s Interim Appointments 
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:00 PM :: 2822 Views
  1. Full Text: MCCC Officers Tell Riot Story, Slam 'Upper Echelons' of PSD
  2. Sin Taxes: Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
  3. Do You Think Like an Islander?
  4. Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, Age Restriction Bill Eligible for a Floor Vote
  5. HEI Plans to Shut Down State's Cheapest Energy Producer to Make Way for More Tesla Batteries
  6. 2019 Graduation Dates
  7. 2 men accused of storming OHA offices could face felony charges
  8. Another 3.4% Rate Hike: PUC sets HELCO hearings
  9. HB593: Plan to allow solar farms on top-rated agricultural lands killed
  10. Legislators Trying to make A&B give $62M to Politically Connected Mahi Pono?
  11. Bill Would Criminalize Driving Under The Influence Of … Almost Anything
  12. Middle Street Rail Solution: Run Bus Lanes on North King Street
  13. Desperate to Save Insider Control: Department of Public Safety proposes plans to relieve overcrowding
  14. DPS Plans to Stack Hearing for Espinda—Worried ‘Outsider’ will be Next Boss
  15. Puana Grandmother to Provide Key Details on Mailbox Frameup?
  16. Council leadership: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for ex-police chief’s legal defense
  17. Whistleblower tells police commission concerns about upcoming promotions
  18. Nearly 23,000 Votes Cast in Council Special Election
  19. Unionization of UH grad students a Financial Burden to State
  20. Hawaii Population Decline Military-Related?
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
April 3, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 2554 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Hawaii Discriminates Against Legal Immigrants on Gun Permits
  2. ACLU: Kealoha Lawyers Threaten Free Speech
  3. Rail: P3 Contractors see “Untenable Interface Risk”
  4. Oil Companies, Enviros Support Carbon Taxes
  5. Micronesian government official pleads guilty to federal bribery charge    
  6. Stuck with Obamacare Micronesians In Hawaii Struggle To Get Health Care
  7. Despite court order, Katherine Kealoha fights to keep personnel files secret
  8. How Many People Make Minimum Wage?
  9. $1000 Fine Threat Shuts Down Homeless Enablers
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:44 PM :: 4906 Views
  1. State of the State Budget 2020
  2. Is Leasehold Housing Built on Government Land a Solution to Unaffordable Housing in Honolulu?
  3. Hawaii County has Least Expensive Housing in Hawaii
  4. Hawaii--2nd Highest State Tax Burden in USA
  5. Governor Announces 2020 Census Committee
  6. Stressed States? Hawaii Ranks 42nd
  7. Community meeting to be held for O‘ahu’s first Pedestrian Plan
  8. Tax Hikes: How The Senate Aims To Take More of Your Cash
  9. Federal Prosecutor: Former HPD Officer Admits being Homosexual Child Molester
  10. Police Commission Disputes Honolulu police chief on handgun carry permits
  11. Sumida: I helped Kealoha Beat the rap once—he can do it again if the media helps
  12. After Maui Jail Riot UPW Takes Aim at PSD Leadership
  13. Questions raised over DPS officer's less-lethal weapons
  14. DPS Doesn’t Buy Non-Lethal Weapons—But Spends Thousands on Rifles and Shotguns that are not given to Officers
  15. Charges dropped against Maui’s top civil lawyer
  16. Answer to High Cost of Living: Give Even More Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires and Hollywood Movie Moguls
  17. Histrionics, Chemophobia Begin to pay off in Court
  18. Biofuel Schemers Fret as Subsidies Decline
  19. Electric Car Owners Scoop up $3.5M in Free Airport Parking
  20. Mainland Drug Addict Demands Money for Homelessness at Legislature
  21. City Contractor Works Hard to Keep Homeless Tent City Near Children's Center
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Monday, April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 3806 Views
  1. The Biggest Fruit Ever Grown in Hawaii
  2. HHS Cuts Funding to Hawaii Planned Parenthood
  3. Auditor: Many Deficiencies in State Federal Funding Compliance
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted March 31, 2019
  5. Hawaii County Police Community Satisfaction Survey
  6. Honolulu Republicans Reelect Brett Kulbis Chair
  7. Honolulu Council Special Election Walk-in Voting Begins Today
  8. Several Hawaii Charter Schools Under Federal Investigation
  9. Stopping rail at Middle Street might save $440M
  10. Salary Commission recommends MORE raises for city executives
  11. Still Alive: SB192/HB1552 Would Lets Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto Streets
  12. SPED Student Raped by Three HSTA Members Gets Settlement
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