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Tuesday, April 30, 2024
April 30 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 2302 Views
  1. Federal judge tosses challenge over recall of 'FCKBLM' vanity license plate 
  2. Maui County's new Recovery Permitting Center Opens in Kahului
  3. Corps of Engineers Maui wildfires recovery update
  4. Hawaii 3rd Best State for 'Fiscal Transparency'
  5. These Are the 10 Worst Places To Retire in Hawaii
  6. Lahaina: HIEMA Moves Community Resource Center to Two Expensive Hotels
  7. Green Extends Deadline for 'One Ohana Fund' Lahaina Buyouts
  8. Largest repatriation in Hawaiian history completed with cultural items long held at UC Berkeley
  9. Hawaii Senate President Ron Kouchi’s Ties To A Convicted Businessman
  10. Hawaii lawmakers aim to enlarge ‘rainy day’ and retirement funds
  11. Lahaina fire AG report reveals communication gap between MFD & MPD during evacuation
  12. Former Deputy Prosecutor Still Making Excuses for Frameup
  13. Miske trial status report
  14. Families Testify In Red Hill Trial How Fuel Made Them Sick As Feds Express Doubt
  15. Lawmakers Move To Curb Use Of Deepfakes In Political Ads
  16. Inmate missing after court transport was chased off jail property by corrections officers: Sources
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Monday, April 29, 2024
April 29, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 951 Views
  1. ‘Spontaneous order’ hailed as best way for societies to thrive
  2. OHA Back to Arguing it is Above the Law
  3. First Red Hill Lawsuit Trial Begins Today
  4. Deferred HECO bill worries IBEW about bankruptcy
  5. SB3183: Mileage-based Road Tax for Corrupt Transportation Department
  6. SB3234: Conveyance Tax Hike Dying in Conference?
  7. Hawaii lawmakers reduce financial grants
  8. Hawai’i Legislature May Pass More Resolutions Than Bills
  9. Maui News: This is the Future
  10. Hawaii child abuse cases decrease, according to 2023 statistics
  11. Emergency involving homeless draws multiple crews to Thomas Square
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Sunday, April 28, 2024
April 28, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 1182 Views
  1. Legislature on Brink of Advancing Brighter Future
  2. Legislature ain't over till it's over, so there's still hope for housing bill
  3. The Home Stretch at the Legislature
  4. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  5. BLNR Boosts Honolua Bay Yacht Grounding Fine to $1.8M
  6. Kayak Rental Co fined $35K for Blue Law Violations
  7. CNBC report notes how Jones Act leads to higher Matson shipping prices
  8. Lahaina: Red tape to blame for lack of Maui housing
  9. Will Lahaina Homeowners Get A Reprieve From Coastal Zone Rules?
  10. Economy Still Lagging: State Budget Aided by COVID Money from the Sky
  11. Hawaii State House and Senate alone in call for ceasefire in Gaza
  12. HART Infighting a Sign Rail Contract may be in Trouble?
  13. Officers posted outside Mayor’s office after alleged heated discussion with Ocean Safety chief
  14. Navy data on Red Hill deflects serious health issues
  15. Draft EIS: PTA lease extension could have positive impact on wallet of activists
  16. Frequent Withdrawals Of Nominees Hinder Green's Efforts To Fill Boards And Commissions
  17. Basic funding question still dogs HTA
  18. Florida water report a path for Hawaii?
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Saturday, April 27, 2024
April 27, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 2789 Views
  1. Miske Hitman Criminal Record Secretly Expunged
  2. The trouble with Tulsi: Why the former Hawaii congresswoman is Trump’s worst choice for vice president
  3. 255 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  4. Sprawling corruption case grows again as new grand jury investigation is revealed
  5. HB2404: ‘Biggest Income Tax Cut Ever’
  6. HECO ‘Securitization’ Rate Hike Bill – Legislators to work all weekend to soak ratepayers
  7. Waihee: If HECO Goes BK, Insiders Like Me Will Lose Power
  8. $800M?  Hawaiian Electric to Sell American Savings Bank?
  9. Lawmakers Agree To Pay $450 Million In Pandemic ‘Hazard Pay’ To HGEA Members
  10. House Bill 2504, Vape Tax
  11. Hawaii’s Best Termite?  Miske Thugs Stuffed Ballot Box
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Friday, April 26, 2024
April 26, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1321 Views
  1. OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina Files for Re-election
  2. After Wildfire Lawsuits, Soaring PG&E power rates approach Hawaii
  3. Bill allowing counties more authority over short-term rentals on Green's desk
  4. Bonfire: HART Receives $125M from Feds
  5. UH breaks extramural funding record in FY2024, on track for $550M
  6. Bill 152 pre-approved multi-family designs would speed up Hawaii Island housing
  7. Hawaii Window Open: Student loan debt repayment for health professionals
  8. Armed Shopkeeper Defeats 5-man Miske Assault Team
  9. Hawaii legislators face deadline to avoid repeat of ‘chaos’
  10. Solar Industry Panics as HECO's Bill To Gouge Customers For Wildfire Mitigation Has Stalled
  11. Lawmakers Vote To Provide More Than $800M In New Recovery Money For Maui
  12. Makua Valley, Lualualei, Pohakuloa:  Military Lease Renegotiations Beginning Now
  13. Hawaii taxpayers will cough up $18M for state workers’ mistakes, misbehavior
  14. Hawaii Pre-K Programs Reach Very Few Students
  15. DOE loses $54M on meal services
  16. MJ Biz: Green will act administratively to boost dispensary business by easing ‘medical’ marijuana access
  17. Dozens of mental health workers at Kahi Mohala soon to be out of jobs
  18. Beach park closure in Hawaii sparks concerns over homeless: “there’s a lot of garbage”
  19. Navy swarm team says water test show no fuel from Red Hill spills
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Thursday, April 25, 2024
April 25, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:31 PM :: 2480 Views
  1. Budget Emerges from Conference Committee
  2. Let’s end embarrassing tax on medical services
  3. Maui budget full of tax hikes
  4. Maui Property Tax Resolution Full of Blank Numbers
  5. US Space Force Plans 'Space Surveillance' Telescopes for Haleakala
  6. Rolling Blackouts end for Big Island as oil-fired plants come online
  7. ‘Scene of the Crime’ -- Alivado, Mitsunaga Concocted False Testimony at Home of Police Commission Chair
  8. HB724: There's Still Time For Lawmakers To Fix This Problem With Contractor Campaign Donations
  9. State Charges Dentist $70K/yr to serve poor children
  10. SB2919: Short Term Rental Bill designed to Overcome Court Ruling
  11. Down to the Wire for Lahaina Fire Relief Fund
  12. Budget: State Has Difficulty finding ways to waste money
  13. How will displaced Lahaina Residents Vote?
  14. Retaliation by Mayor?  Ocean Safety chief placed on administrative leave amid investigation
  15. Hawaii: State Farm insurance company stops issuing all boater insurance as blowback reactions to DOBOR’s new insurance requirements gain momentum
  16. Head of DLNR defends her leadership amid calls to resign, including from several lawmakers
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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:38 PM :: 1893 Views
  1. Are Euphemisms missing the meaning?
  2. Notice of Anticipated Judicial Vacancy – Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of the First Circuit (island of Oʻahu)
  3. DOBOR to Clear Bums and Junk Cars from Kahului Harbor
  4. Psychologist who will plead guilty to sexually assaulting terminally-ill boy still has license to practice – How many dying children did he rape?
  5. Retired HPD officer deals big blow to defense in Kaneshiro bribery trial
  6. Attorney Alleges Hilo Rape Frameup
  7. House and Senate negotiators agree on $19.21 billion state budget—Maui Money Not Included
  8. Green pledges to sign short-term rentals bill
  9. Nearly 3.6% pay hike adopted for mayor, Council
  10. Solar Schemers Can’t get Funding with HECO Bankruptcy Looming
  11. ‘Securitization’ Legislators Plan to Soak HECO Ratepayers
  12. Lahaina Next: Larry Ellison added two Nobu restaurants to his Hawaiian island but nixed affordable housing, leaving locals priced out
  13. Affordable Housing -- $3,132 for a two-bedroom unit
  14. Red Hill Lawsuit: Trial Begins Monday
  15. DPP Bribery News: Marconi Point Scheme to be hit with $3M fine?
  16. Stairway to Heaven – Cops Watch as Residents Sic Dogs on hikers
  17. Body cams to be implemented for sheriffs post barricade
  18. Meth: Oahu’s homeless mostly chronics
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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Letters to the Editor April, 2024
By Letters to the Editor @ 8:01 PM :: 2291 Views
  • Are Euphemisms missing the meaning?
  • April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
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Tuesday, April 23, 2024
April 23, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:27 PM :: 1043 Views
  1. Auditor: Foster Kids Sleep in Attic of Home Full of Lunatics, Perverts, and Drug Addicts
  2. How does Hawai‘i’s economic geography affect its healthcare industry?
  3. SB 2487 Marijuana Decriminalization Fails to Pass Final Reading in the Senate
  4. Four House Bills up for Final Reading
  5. Small Business Economic Trends: How does Hawaii Compare?
  6. Here’s the Salary a Person Needs To Be Considered Middle Class in Hawaii
  7. HB2342 on Governor's Desk: Legalize 'open carry' of everything except guns
  8. Hawaii's Best Cities to Start a Business
  9. Green: 450 units to be built for 'FEMA Ineligible' Lahaina Survivors
  10. City Points to Empty Rail System as Example of 'Sustainability'
  11. Alaska Judge orders high-profile businessman detained until completion of Kaneshiro bribery trial
  12. Legislature Ending in Chaos—just like last year
  13. Maui County's Property Tax Base Increases Despite Lahaina Fire – Council Pushing 10% Property tax Hike
  14. Hawaiian Airlines Losing $1M per day
  15. Short Term Rentals not just for tourists
  16. Dozens of drivers arrested, jailed for DUI despite test results showing no alcohol in their system
  17. Multiple Arrests Yield only Baby Steps towards Good Government
  18. Hawaii Expungements Legislation Heads To Governor
  19. Legislature Orders Study Of Online Sports Betting In Hawaii
  20. Four years and $7M later, only seven duplexes are under construction at Puuhonua O Waianae Mauka
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Monday, April 22, 2024
April 22, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 1114 Views
  1. Crichton: Environmentalism is a religion
  2. Ira Einhorn, Earth Day's Dirty Secret
  3. National Republicans scrutinize Hawaii voting rolls
  4. SB3202: Hawaii Housing On The Verge Of Getting A Lot More Expensive
  5. Poll:  Josh Green Approval 61%
  6. Time Running out for 300 bills in Conference Committees
  7.  ‘Gut and replace’ bill deals with emergency Maui recovery funding
  8. SD2922: Plan to Soak Ratepayers to Cover HECO Malfeasance
  9. Never let a Crisis Go To Waste:  Hoteliers, unions exploit fires, unite against rentals
  10. Lahaina Burn Zone Water System – All Lines Re-pressurized
  11. Unequal Treatment By Lenders Is Hurting Lahaina Homeowners
  12. UH-Hilo enrollment has consistently declined each year since 2016
  13. Kauai Jail Guards exhausted from working 16- and 24-hour shifts
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Sunday, April 21, 2024
April 21, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 2474 Views
  1. And Now the Big Guns Come Out
  2. Maui County's new Recovery Permitting Center to open April 29 in Kahului
  3. HB2526 Goes to Governor: Felony for repeat offenders who drive without a license
  4. OIP Issues Five New Opinions
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 20, 2024
  7. “Everyone gets very upset with pay-to-play, but it’s legal.”
  8. Lahaina Housing Shortfall caused by Green’s refusal to accept FEMA trailers
  9. ‘Just say the word and we'll get you a flight to Nevada or California'
  10. Firefighters and police could have saved more lives and property if not saddled with inept county leadership
  11. Hawaii lawmakers (owned by Hotel unions) take aim at (their competition) vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
  12. HB2443 Measure to decriminalize weed: 'De facto legalization' set for Senate Vote
  13. TMT project manager admits past mistakes, notes project is dependent on NSF funding, support from Hawaiians
  14. More setbacks for Honua Ola ILWU Scam BioMass Project: Ongoing lawsuit against HECO seeks $1B in damages
  15. Will Legislators Abolish School Facilities Administration?
  16. SB2615: Building Inspectors will enforce Project Labor Agreements
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Saturday, April 20, 2024
April 20, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:16 PM :: 1078 Views
  1. Blangiardi: City Will Not Sue Glock
  2. ‘Blankety-blank’ bills at Legislature leave Hawaii taxpayers in the dark
  3. Honolulu mayor says he's responsible for Honolulu’s gun licensing problems
  4. PLA? State keeps piling on rules that increase Hawaii’s cost of living
  5. Hawaii County beekeepers hope Bill 144 will open up new vistas
  6. Insurance ‘stabilization’ bill would spread pain to everyone
  7. Property tax hikes wrong medicine for Maui woes
  8. 242 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  9. DCCA Revokes Miske Termite License--14 Cases of Price Gouging
  10. Lahaina fire victims must 'show regular progress toward their permanent housing plan in order to continue staying in FEMA housing'
  11. Maui County Pushes Back Against AG Report on Fires
  12. Office of Elections: RFK Jr. will appear on Hawaii ballot
  13. Miske Lawyers try to Blame the Victim
  14. Skyline average daily ridership even lower than last year—Cost $50 per passenger
  15. Army pursues less state land in lease renewal at Hawaii live-fire range
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Friday, April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:49 PM :: 1756 Views
  1. 25 House Bills up for Final Reading
  2. Taxpayers Not on the Hook for HECO's $542M 'Special Purpose Revenue Bonds'
  3. ‘Wow ... LOL’: Text messages from ex-MEMA head point to lack of urgency during Lahaina firefight
  4. WaPo: MECO Took Hours to Respond to Lahaina Downed Line at Source of Fire
  5. CENSORSHIP: Supreme Court Orders AG be Silent on Envios’ Role in Lahaina firefighting water shortage
  6. Honolulu City Council considers salary charter amendments
  7. Food prices and rent continue to rise for Honolulu residents
  8. How Miske Set Up Kidnapping: “All of the red flags that anybody could have seen.”
  9. UH: “It would be so difficult to have any required courses”
  10. State Sued because Schizophrenic Homeless Dude Got Mental Health care by Accident, Lucky ‘victim’ now lives on farm in Vermont!
  11. Dillingham Airfield And Nearby North Shore Residents Brace For Looming Water Shutdown
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Thursday, April 18, 2024
April 18, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:03 PM :: 1046 Views
  1. Full Text: Hawaii Attorney General Maui Wildfire Report
  2. After Failing to destroy Faa Samoa, Insular Case Activists Try Again
  3. Six public forums scheduled for UH president’s search
  4. Hawaii's Insurance Crisis as Premiums Nearly Quadruple
  5. City’s DMV employees gearing up for LGBTQ+ sensitivity training
  6. Lawsuit Exposing HPD Malfeasance in Kytana Ancog Murder: $250K settlement
  7. Miske Trial Focuses on Murder of Jonathan Fraser
  8. Rail Chief's Latest Evaluation Raises Questions About Whether She Has A Future With Rail
  9. Save family-owned businesses — reform Hawaii’s Estate Tax
  10. Sparklers, fountains to make a comeback? Honolulu City Council bill pushes to lift ban
  11. Waikiki crime is down due to Bum Removal Operations
  12. Only two people have bothered to expunge their criminal records
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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
April 17, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:25 PM :: 1166 Views
  1. Naming Names: Airports Division Ran Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money
  2. 10 'Good Government' Bills up for Final House Vote
  3. Rolling Blackouts: Senators Demand PUC Investigation
  4. Attorneys Blocking JetBlue/Spirit Merger Now Targeting Hawaiian/Alaska Airlines Deal 
  5. No Surprise: Waipiʻo Peninsula eliminated from consideration as potential future landfill site
  6. Hawaii Allows Six New Hotels While Killing TVRs
  7. Will ratepayers will be on the hook for HECO's wildfire costs?
  8. Proposals For Reforming Honolulu’s Pay Raise Process Split On The Question Of Who Should Decide
  9. Another Miske Associate Turned Government Witness Takes The Stand
  10. Latest UH Board Of Regents Nominee Approved By Mercado Kim
  11. Officer who ignored deadly beating trying to get job back
  12. As Planned, Navy rules out new landfill on Waipi'o Peninsula, Mayor unsurprisingly faces setback in fake search for Waimanalo Gulch replacement site
  13. Not Just Red Hill: Hundreds Of Military Fuel Depots Threaten Environment And Public Health
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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
April 16, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:17 PM :: 1885 Views
  1. Victim of bribery scheme testifies in Hawaii prosecutor corruption case
  2. Maui Fire After Action Report
  3. After Eight Months of Lies, State, Corps of Engineers Finally Admit There are no Toxins in Lahaina
  4. Feds In Corruption Case Accuse Mitsunaga Defense Of Document Leaks And Witness Tampering
  5. Exhibits suggest upcoming testimony about circumstances surrounding Johnny Fraser’s disappearance
  6. $1,200 hotel rooms: FEMA pays luxury prices for Hawaii wildfire survivors
  7. Jackpot! Hawaii To Pay Government Workers Up To $20K Each For ‘Hazardous’ Work During Pandemic
  8. DPP Tech Fix: “We anticipate bumps in the road“
  9. BLNR, Army to Negotiate Land Swap?
  10. Attorneys Blocking JetBlue/Spirit Merger Now Targeting Hawaiian/Alaska Airlines Deal
  11. Macy’s Closing Could Create Problem for Prince Kuhio Mall in Hilo
  12. Hawaii Governor: State Biosecurity Chief's Contract Will Not Be Renewed
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Monday, April 15, 2024
April 15, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 PM :: 934 Views
  1. Rolling Blackouts for Big Island--'due to lower wind, solar output'
  2. Homicide up 175% in Honolulu
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted April 13, 2024
  4. Got your Top Three? Secret Staffing Agency Helps State Retirees get Contract Work
  5. Maui County Still Has No Plan to issue Lahaina Building permits—And Won’t have a Plan for Months to Come
  6. What Causes Hawaii’s Brain Drain? Lack Of Good Jobs
  7. Hawaiian Humane Society sees unprecedented number of shelter dogs due to families leaving Hawaii
  8. Honolulu Council Debates 100% Tax Hike on Short-Term Rental Owners
  9. SB2919 Vacation rental bill is headed to Conference Ctte
  10. Hawaii this Nov. deciding constitutional amendment regarding same-sex marriage
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Sunday, April 14, 2024
April 14, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:26 PM :: 4920 Views
  1. "How it feels to move to Las Vegas" Grassroot Hawaii Instagram posts attract 2.2 million views in March
  2. A tax proposal I actually like
  3. 2nd Crossover: Senate Moves 182 Bills
  4. Honolulu Joining National Legal Strategy to Sue Glock
  5. City Closing Ulehawa Beach Park to Clean Tons of Homeless Tent City Garbage
  6. DOH announces new RFPs for ground ambulance services for Kaua‘i and Maui Counties
  7. E Maui Water Diversion: Sierra Club Loses at ICA
  8. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  9. Aloha ThinkTech
  10. More than 100%??? -- Rail Project Director Flees State, “increases the risk of failure”
  11. Eminent Domain at Center of Plan to build a new Lahaina
  12. Hawaii DoE: Decades of Failure
  13. Mercado Kim Text Messages Stage Manage Board of Regents Meetings
  14. HB2690: Give Water Activists Complete Control over all Development to drive housing costs even higher
  15. SB1035: No GE Tax on health care
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Saturday, April 13, 2024
April 13, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:03 PM :: 1646 Views
  1. Rape and Death: HB2340 pays $2.5M to Coverup Foster Care Disasters
  2. Affordable Housing?  HB2328 Bethel Block Bill Secretly a Sweet Deal for Fullard-Leo Family
  3. 236 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  4. Termite Tent Violation Links Miske to Teamsters, ILWU Violence
  5. 9 indicted for allegedly selling over 150 pounds of meth
  6. Decommissioning of Mauna Kea observatory set to resume after winter pause –Telescope to be Shipped to Chile, where Science is Appreciated
  7. Trump VP: Tulsi Gabbard not hot enough?
  8. Another case of travel-related dengue reported on Oahu
  9. Hawaii a Vacation Destination Middle-Class Families Can’t Afford Anymore
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Friday, April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 735 Views
  1. SB2706: 'Expungement' will help sex offenders find work in Hawaii schools
  2. Study STR economic impact before banning them
  3. ‘Surprise’ state tax last straw for veteran Hawaii bar owner?
  4. Legislators “stripped out pretty much everything that made it work.”
  5. Health Department: Lahaina Ocean Waters Safe for Recreation
  6. Hawaii #3 for Per-Capita Congressional Earmarks
  7. Former MMA fighter testifies he carried out beatings for alleged crime boss Mike Miske
  8. Video shows robbery of BVNK store by Miske crew wearing ‘Sheriff’ Shirts
  9. $120M for 5 Years use of New Elementary School In West Maui
  10. Maui Fire litigation State Court hearing to take place today
  11. Lahaina: “You go through the buffet line, and you sit down, and you get to have a meal with your community.”
  12. Lahaina's Santa Claus Joins The Exodus From Maui
  13. Liquor Comm Denying UIPA Requests
  14. Harassment: Waikiki building owner racks up $100,000 in fines
  15. Water likely to shut off to Camp Erdman, dozens of Mokuleia residents in July
  16. Convert Papahanaumokuakea into a Marine Sanctuary before a Trump Return
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Thursday, April 11, 2024
April 11, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1970 Views
  1. Case: FEMA should build housing on Maui
  2. Waipahu High students, Hawai‘i Pacific Health doctors and nurses to work side by side in new Academic Health Center
  3. Study: Honolulu Is the City with the Highest Inflation Problem
  4. Rising insurance rates on the horizon for Hawaii residents following Maui fires
  5. HB2743:  A new $1,200 per year tax
  6. A Low-Income Housing Complex Is First to get Building Permit After Lahaina Fire
  7. CNHA Complains Maui Fire Victims Unwilling to Leave Island
  8. Hawaii lawmakers aim to avert ‘early’ DHHL funding lapse
  9. Lahaina Protesters Trash Wedding
  10. The Miske trial may be nearing the half-way point
  11. Death Of Foster Child $750,000 Settlement Keeps CWS Secrets
  12. Unsupervised: Military Child Care Centers Slow to Report Abuse with Little Oversight   
  13. Mental health crisis center open in Iwilei—but half of homeless need padded cell
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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
April 10, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2364 Views
  1. Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 41st--Will Legislature Send Tax Cuts to Governor?
  2. Prices in Hawaii are Ridiculous: 7 Things that Cost Way More
  3. SB2553: Hawaii 'opt out' retirement scam
  4. Two Big Scandals Joined?  DPP Criminal Architect also Working for Mitsunaga
  5.  ‘There might be some type of corruption’ -- Homosexual Child Molester gets Sweet Plea Bargain
  6. HB1595 Expungements: Thousands of Big Island Criminals to get records wiped
  7. Hawaii ban on short-term vacation rentals moves forward in state legislature
  8. 1,100 Lahaina Voices Stifled because a purple-haired armed robber didn’t submit testimony online
  9. Cockfighting bills die in Hawaii State Legislature due to Mafia Opposition
  10. Opioid Dealer Plea Bargain Backed by 117 pages of testimonials from current and former Honolulu police officers, City Council members, and state lawmakers
  11. Frequent Turnover At Hawaii's Education Board Engineered by Legislators
  12. Inspectors are finding more Hawaii public schools with inoperable fire alarms
  13. Honolulu permitting office cites Hawaiian lūʻau for being in a residential area
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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
April 9, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 2162 Views
  1. Marconi Point Project Connected to DPP Bribery Scandal
  2. Hours extended for re-entry access into Lahaina Wildfire Disaster Area
  3. Lahaina: 43.8% of businesses “critical, on life support"
  4. 2,694 fire survivors living in 11 hotels—FEMA gives one month extension
  5. Half of rental units reserved for Maui fire victims (and paid by taxpayers) are sitting vacant
  6. FBI had been Investigating Miske Since 2008 
  7. HB2404: Tax Cut for Working Families heads to Conference Where Real Bill Will be Written
  8. HB2653: Estate Tax Cut for Hawaii Small Business Owners
  9. Honolulu City Council requested to condemn properties for rail
  10. Crews will remove 2nd Maunakea telescope starting April 15
  11. Slick Maneuver: Company announces plan to donate land for Lahaina fire debris
  12. Judge Blocks New Appointee From Joining Maui Planning Commission
  13. Retired State Ag Official Blamed for Invasive Species Spread Returns To The Agency
  14. 14 Convictions in 16 Years--Out on the Street, does it again
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Monday, April 8, 2024
April 8, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:16 PM :: 1556 Views
  1. Will Hawaii ever have a ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’?
  2. ‘Grave Threat’: Calls Mount For SCOTUS To Intervene In Hawaii Climate Lawsuit Against Major Energy Companies
  3. Murder for Hire and Witness Intimidation: Read The Latest Bizarre Motion In The Keith Kaneshiro Bribery Case
  4. Why Does Neil Abercrombie want State to Buy Buildings in Chinatown?
  5. Homicide Up Sharply on Oahu
  6.  ‘Rest Stop’ to Pass out Free Needles to Help Homeless Drug Addicts Shoot More Drugs
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Sunday, April 7, 2024
April 7, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:59 PM :: 1023 Views
  1. Road to rebuilding Lahaina paved with obstructions
  2. SB3196: Gun Control Bill Dead for Session
  3. How to Nurse Hawaii Back to Good Health
  4. Trask: UH Regents Shakeup May Profit OHA
  5. Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
  6. The Passthrough Entity Problem
  7. EPA Orders Hawaii County to Upgrade Sewage Treatment Systems
  8. Hawaiian Electric Cracks Down on Useless Solar Production
  9. Council Pay Hikes:  Waters copies Hanabusa
  10. Conservative Hawaii emerges, bucks pot legalization
  11. Big power supply problems continue to plague Hawaii island
  12. Lahaina Fire: Lawyers and Insurance Companies Point To One Termite-Damaged Utility Pole
  13. Mercado Kim Gives Brennon Morioka Authority over UH Construction
  14. Vacation rentals bill blasted: Commissioners get an earful over proposed TAR regulations
  15. Amid cost of living concerns, consumers in Hawaii find food prices differ widely by location
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Saturday, April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 977 Views
  1. Judge Dismisses Claims: State cannot be Sued in Federal Court over Lahaina Fire
  2. 229 Candidates Pull Papers Statewide
  3. HB1595: Mass expungement of 50,000 criminal records in Hawaii
  4. Honolulu City Council member introduces resolutions to address controversial pay raises
  5. Lesbian Liquor commissioner resigns after alleged drunken confrontation at Playbar Waikiki
  6. Child Suffers for 17 Years Because Addicts Are Not Forcibly Incarcerated in Treatment Facilities
  7. Eight Months Later--Kahului Housing Project For 500 Fire Survivors Finally Opens
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Friday, April 5, 2024
April 5, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:00 PM :: 1477 Views
  1. Studies show Hawaii was correct to pass on dangerous marijuana legalization
  2. Ministry of Truth: Hawaii Lawmakers Call for Set Standards for Ethical News Sources
  3. Lahaina Fire Solution: A Rate Hike, of Course
  4. Rabbi likely to win bias suit against Hawaii County
  5. 4,000 Flee Maui--Lahaina emergency proclamation causing more homelessness
  6. Architect Laurel Mau Testifies In Bribery Trial About Abrupt Firing From Mitsunaga & Associates
  7. Ex-HPD officer pleads guilty to child sex assault, pimping
  8. Hawaii's Top Court Says A Fetus Is Not A Person
  9. Under legislative proposal, thousands of Hawaii drivers would have to buy more insurance
  10. DHHL Land Buys: $600M will be encumbered by June 30
  11. Same-sex marriage bill remains alive
  12. Drug-use linked to crime, homelessness in the islands
  13. Column: Change isles’ licensing policy to keep mental health clinicians
  14. Public Utilities Commission Increases Transparency
  15. NIMBY News: Opponents Of Kauai Hydro Plan Drop Lawsuit But Project Is Still In Limbo
  16. NIMBY News: A Project Aimed At Helping Upcountry Maui's Water Shortages Is Getting Pushback From Residents
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Thursday, April 4, 2024
April 4, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 1013 Views
  1. The Secret History of the Mercado Kim Crime Family
  2. DLNR Now Charging $1 to Use Ocean
  3. HONU Housing Less Than One Homeless Per Day
  4. How to revive Hawaii’s downtown centers
  5. Lahaina: 500 Properties Cleared, Zero Building Permits Issued
  6. After controversial raises, voters may get a chance to weigh in on Council salary hikes
  7. Longer council terms rejected following robust criticism
  8. Marijuana decriminalization bill advances after pot legalization bill dies
  9. More on the 2012 assault of event promoter Michael Galmiche
  10. Discrimination Suit Against Kauai Police Chief Dismissed, Captain Forced To Retire
  11. Questions swirl over whether wildfire relief aid will pay tab for Maui mayor’s enhanced security
  12. Garbage News: City Points to Waipio Peninsula to Justify Extending Use of Waimanalo Gulch
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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
April 3, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:02 PM :: 1954 Views
  1. Hawaii 2nd Highest State Tax Burden
  2. Gabbard Claims she Rejected RFK's Vice-Presidency
  3. SB2335: Recreational Marijuana Bill Appears Dead for Session
  4. EXTENDED AGAIN: Applicants Wanted for State Ethics Commission
  5. How HPD and HFP Made Miske Fireworks Investigation Go Away
  6. After Kaneshiro-Mitsunaga trials, Is Wheat Finished With Hawaii’s Political Criminals?
  7. Only 21 Accept Lahaina ‘Ohana Fund’ Settlement Offer
  8. Bill aims to exempt private practice physicians from GET
  9. Your Electric Bill Could Be Going Up 5% To Help HECO Pretend to Pay For Wildfire Prevention
  10. UH Regents Are Stepping Up The Search For A New President
  11. HB2802: Lock Gay Marriage into State Constitution
  12. Hawaii Lawmakers Move to Ban Ammo Sales to those Under 21
  13. Hawaii Senate bill targets outdated emergency communication control, stirs debate
  14. Queen's completes purchase of Wahiawa General Hospital
  15. Flacking for latest CNHA Scheme, Council Grills Kapiolani Park Preservation Society
  16. Guilty plea expected in pandemic benefits theft case
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024
April 2, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:37 PM :: 3431 Views
  1. Twenty States Ask SCOTUS to Stop Hawaii Supreme Court from Dictating US Energy Policy
  2. Concealed Carry Win on Big Island
  3. How OHA Affects All People
  4. Lahaina Fire: COFA Citizens may now Apply for FEMA Aid
  5. High Fives And Hugs: Witness Describes Friendly Relationship Between Mike Miske And HPD Officers
  6. Navy Whistleblower Pursued Fraud Case Against Red Hill Contractors, Unsealed Documents Show
  7. Eminent Domain News: Green Will Take ‘Unilateral Action’ To Install ‘Venice of the Pacific’ Tourist Water Feature
  8. As deadline looms, lawmakers evaluating best use of limited money for tax breaks
  9. SB3202: Housing density bill curtailed
  10. Hawaii County Council Vice Chair Against Surprise Name Change for Island
  11. GPS data to be presented at trial will show officers drove past crash scene after pursuit, records reveal
  12. Honolulu Short 437 Officers
  13. ACLU: State Supreme Court helps us turn Honolulu into one Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent City
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Monday, April 1, 2024
April 1, 2024 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1233 Views
  1. Salary Needed for family of Four to Live Comfortably in Honolulu -- $299K
  2. April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month
  3. To Buy a House on Maui, Spend 100.5% of your Wages
  4. Gut the middle class:  Flow of affordable-housing funding faces redirection
  5. Neither the AG nor the Honolulu Prosecutor want to prosecute Misdemeanors
  6. Scientists Say Lahaina's Offshore Water Quality Is Pretty Good Despite The Hype
  7. Navy Says Its Vast Testing Of Pearl Harbor Water Has Been Flawed
  8. Miske trial to resume with more testimony about assault on a rival promoter more than a decade ago
  9. Bills to crack down on illegal game rooms finally get a hearing after mounting community pressure
  10. Petition calls for more protections for domestic violence victims
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