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Thursday, June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:10 PM :: 3348 Views
  1. Hawaii Hi Tech Darling Mbloom Collapses After Feds Arrest ‘Porn King’ in $60M Indian Tribe Ripoff
  2. Hawaii Homelessness Grows 4%—Mostly on Big Island, Kauai
  3. Ige Appoints New PUC Commissioner, Secures 2-1 Majority Against NextEra
  4. Study: Home Care Costs Increase in Hawaii
  5. Hawaii Campaign Spending: Judge Reverses Medieval Punishment for 15th Century Campaign Contribution
  6. Hawaii GOP Announces Delegation to Republican National Convention
  7. Honolulu Rail Is Laughable, But Not Funny
  8. City Auditor to Reexamine Rail Project
  9. Power Of Incumbency On Display In Honolulu City Council Races
  10. HMSA Puts Patient Health at Risk to Save Money
  11. Kauai Homeless Take over Historic County Building, Begin Urinating on Things
  12. Honolulu Homeless Admit Sweeps are Working
  13. Auditor sets sights on county hiring practices
  14. Ing: Immature, Corrupt, Disrespectful
  15. Nobel Laureates Point out that Anti-GMO Activism is ‘Crime Against Humanity’
  16. Retaliation Redundancy: Kauai Suit Claims Retaliation over Retaliation Complaint
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 3830 Views
  1. Esther Kiaaina Cuts Micronesia Funding, Forcing Migrants to Come to USA
  2. Sand Island Homeless Center Moves 61 Homeless into Permanent Housing
  3. Single Payer Activists to Target Hawaii for Socialist Medicine?
  4. HB2231: New law makes it easier to finance energy co-ops
  5. Legislators Laugh at Idiot Mayor: We Will not Entertain Caldwell’s Rail Tax Hike—Don’t Even Try
  6. Rail: “Never enough time to do it right, but lots of time to do it over”
  7. Star-Adv: Ige Should Veto $40M HGEA/UPW Payoff
  8. Cool Schools: 300-page Bid Sheets Behind High Costs
  9. Oahu Homeless up by ‘Only’ 1%—Sister Isles up 9.7%
  10. $9,000 Rent Assist Available to Homeless Who Have Jobs
  11. Homeless a Political Football on Maui, Too
  12. The cost to house a prisoner in Hawaii may surprise you
  13. HB1739: Ige Threatens Veto of Social Media Privacy Bill
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:47 PM :: 3587 Views
  1. Major Unions Endorse Djou for Mayor
  2. Irresponsible: Caldwell Moves for 10 Month Delay on Rail Recovery Plan
  3. Transgender Insurance Mandate Among 12 Bills Ige Signing Today
  4. Ige: Intent to Veto 9 Bills
  5. Ige Signs HB2501: A&B Keeps E Maui Water
  6. Study: Hawaii is Number One in Teacher Absenteeism
  7. Honolulu Charter Commission Sets Community Meetings
  8. Matson launches new foreign flag service
  9. Feds Demand Arrest of Tugboat after Giant Golf Ball Mishap
  10. Hawaii Federalist Society: Supreme Court Term in Review
  11. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 28, 2016
  12. DBEDT: Housing Over 40% of Consumer Spending for Kauai, Hawaii Co
  13. Compact Impact: Why Pacific Islanders are Fleeing to Hawaii
  14. As Supporters Jump Ship, Caldwell Plan Would Have Feds Withhold HART Funding for 3rd Year—Creates $750M shortfall
  15. Labor Leaders, HART Vice Chair, ‘Disappointed’ with Caldwell
  16. Feb 21, 2007: The Day Rail Jumped the Tracks
  17. Train car graffiti just latest in string of crimes at Honolulu rail sites
  18. Telescope company continues education fund despite limbo
  19. Sand Island: Key to Homeless Success Story is NO TENTS
  20. Martin: I want massive Seattle-Style Homeless Tent City on North Shore Where There is Lots of Copper
  21. ‘Frivolous’ GOP Ballot Challenge Against Sen Thielen Dismissed
  22. Assistant chief files lawsuit against Kauai Police Department
  23. Another Hi Tech Media Darling Goes Bust: Self Dealer Flees, Takes Half of MBloom With Him
  24. Other states join Hawaii in banning noncompete agreements
  25. Medical Board takes 2-1/2 years to revoke license of dope doctor
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Monday, June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:49 PM :: 4049 Views
  1. Ige: Captive Insurance Shunts $1.26B to Local Bankers
  2. Ansaldo Caught Lying About Short Staffing Rail Project
  3. Ige’s Rap Back Violates 1986 Federal Law
  4. Tourist: Seeing homeless people Take a Dump on the Sidewalk in Hawaii was unexpected
  5. City's homeless housing services center celebrates grand opening
  6. Caldwell: I want to Control Grants in Aid
  7. Is Hawaii Offshore Wind a Done Deal?
  8. Trask: Thousands of OHA Trust Dollars Used for Staff Trips to Cook Islands
  9. Lindsey: OHA Should Model itself on Cook Islands
  10. Tangled up in Red Tape: Weed Dealers May not be Able to Open this year
  11. Opponents of vacation rental tax bill renew push for a veto
  12. CB: Two Criminals Die in Arizona Prison so we Should Return them all to Corrupt UPW Prisons
  13. Soft on Crime: Alleged Shooter Had Many Convictions Yet was out on Streets Again
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:18 PM :: 3249 Views
  1. The Surprisingly Sudden Demise of the Anti-GMO Movement
  2. Best states for driving: Hawaii Ranks 15th
  3. Condominium and Community Associations: File or Else!
  4. Hanabusa: Manipulate the Numbers and Go For a Tax Hike
  5. Star-Adv: Squeeze Construction Industry
  6. Rail delay by lawsuit was city’s own fault
  7. Caldwell’s Pants on Fire
  8. Charter Amendment: HART’s Only Job Will be to Collect Taxes and Extend Rail
  9. Ige talks big and keeps cool, but kids still boiling in class
  10. Brower: My Provocation Manipulated your Perceptions and Now We’re Going to Have More Festering Homeless Tent Cities
  11. ‘Liquidated Damages’ New Byword in Effort to Place More Convicts into Expensive, Corrupt UPW-Controlled Prisons
  12. EPA to Help Design Two Green Rail Stations
  13. Haleakala National Park Implements ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Feral Cats, Dogs 
  14. Concerns about Zika are shifting destinations for ‘babymooners’
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Saturday, June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:47 PM :: 3397 Views
  1. Rail: Building To The Nowhere Of Middle?
  2. In the Beginning, Rail Cost Only $3B
  3. Privatization: 20 Years of UPW Garbage in Hawaii’s Courts
  4. Marijuana License Scores: DoH Reveals Which Cronies Just Don’t Make the Grade
  5. Hawaii Gun Owners May Be Monitored More Closely Than Criminals
  6. Hawaii Access to Justice Conference 2016
  7. Hanabusa Caught Flatfooted on Two-Year Old Rail Cost Estimate
  8. Abolish HART?  Caldwell Grabs for Control of Rail
  9. With No Security at Night, Graffiti Artist Has All night for First Tag on Honolulu Rail Car
  10. “There’s a lot of irregular things going on with revocable permits” – BLNR OKs changes
  11. Initiative seeks conversation, public’s vision for Mauna Kea
  12. School air-conditioning bids
  13. Where is the sweat equity by the homeless?
  14. Lawmaker demands answers in police academy cheating scandal
  15. Ing Caught Lying Again
  16. The Last Days of PUC Commissioner Mike Champley
  17. Hawaii PUC infuses new energy into community renewables plan
  18. North Shore, Waianae Residents Question Plan for Ocean-Based Wind Farm
  19. Hooser Go Away and STFU
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Friday, June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 3069 Views
  1. Djou: Rail Mess is a Pure Failure of Leadership
  2. Ige Signs Rap Back: Hawaii Gun Owners to be Placed in FBI Database
  3. Hawaii Passes First of Its Kind Gun Legislation
  4. Conviction Tossed: How They Get Away in Soft on Crime Hawaii
  5. Molasses Spill Very Profitable for Aha Moku Council
  6. Oppression of Education
  7. PUEO Hawaiians oppose removal of UH-Hilo telescope—Win Delay
  8. Rifle Association: “High Likelihood of Legal Action”
  9. Kakaako property owners suffering for ‘maybe train’
  10. Simple Traffic Solutions Don’t Cost Billions
  11. Cool Schools: Price Gouging, 100 Page Bid Sheet
  12. PRP: DoE Gold-Plating Cool Schools Bids
  13. Peter Apo: Obama Should Say No To Expanded Marine Monument
  14. US Supreme Court Slaps Down Hawaii Supreme Court on Breathalyzer Testing
  15. State public housing available in record time thanks to new team of contractors
  16. 5 Democrats vie for right to seek empty HD29 seat
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 3196 Views
  1. Energy monitoring and management coming to 250 public schools
  2. Scheme to recognize Native Hawaiians as ‘tribe’ still a threat
  3. OHA Control Would Create Costs and Chaos for NW Hawaiian Isles
  4. Without Changes, Rail cost could be nearly $3 billion above current estimates
  5. Medicaid Reimbursements Need to Grow
  6. Thanks to Caldwell, Homeless encampments growing in Hawaii Kai
  7. Maui County reaches solar program’s cap
  8. Public opinion sought on Young Brothers’ interisland shipping rate hike
  9. Candidates Respond To Surveys
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:13 PM :: 4710 Views
  1. DOCARE Chief Forced Out—Retaliation for Investigating DLNR Corruption, Theft of Guns
  2. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 21, 2016
  3. Feral Cats Kill More Seabirds -- No Eradication Planned
  4. DLNR Closing Mauna Kea, Bringing in Helicopters for Sheep Eradication
  5. Judiciary Expands ‘Steps to Avoid Eviction’ Program
  6. Fed Wreck Plan B
  7. Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Lobbyist 'Gifts' to Legislators
  8. Child Well-Being: Hawaii Ranks 23rd
  9. Caldwell Buys Iwilei Building: Hub for Homeless to Rival LA Skid Row
  10. Rusting Wind Junk off Waikiki: Feds Take Another Step
  11. FTA: Thanks to Caldwell, Honolulu Rail is Now One of Ten Most Screwed Up Projects
  12. Unions asking too much of Maui deal
  13. Hanabusa Uses Teachers to Open Door to More Political Corruption
  14. ‘Progressives’ here far from it
  15. PUC Silent on NextEra as Clock Ticks Down to June 30 Departure of Abercrombie Appointee
  16. City to convert Iwilei low-rise into hub to keep the homeless, homeless
  17. State to help some working homeless with rental subsidy program
  18. Hawaii Health Department Watching 50 Cases of Dengue, One Chikungunya 
  19. Airhead Hooser too Chicken to Visit Seed Farms
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 4477 Views
  1. HGEA Announces Primary Election Endorsements
  2. Ige Extends Homeless Emergency Proclamation
  3. Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
  4. Ige’s not on board with Caldwell’s idea of shortening train route
  5. Chief Kealoha files 1,000 Page Lawsuit: Claims Ethics is a Haole Conspiracy
  6. Chief, Wife Sue Ethics Again and Again
  7. Star-Adv: Use full vetting for grants in aid
  8. Brower Never Learns: Still Pushing for Gigantic Festering Homeless Tent Cities Everywhere 
  9. World Travel: The City Council’s Invisible Spending
  10. Don’t throw out policy on teacher travel
  11. HECO Issues Point by Point Debunk of Rep Chris Lee
  12. Crazy Hawaii Renewable Energy Proposals
  13. Sticking Up For GOP Values Or Tearing The Party Apart?
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Monday, June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 3289 Views
  1. Trustee: OHA Wasted $33M on Akaka Bill
  2. Star-Adv Hits Caldwell ‘Abject Failure of Leadership’
  3. CD1: U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
  4. Video: How Free is Hawaii Economically?
  5. Big Oil, OHA, and Brian Schatz team up to Give Hawaii Fishermen the Shaft
  6. Maui: Half of Overtime Goes to 376 Police Officers
  7. Meet the Environmental Protest Industry
  8. Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
  9. Rail Recovery Plan? Feds Explain How Rail Systems Blow Budget
  10. Study: Hawaii Ex-Con Recidivism 48.9%
  11. Hawaii Environmental Court Shuts Down Cane Plantation with First Case—Chief Justice Cites ‘Very Successful’ First Year
  12. Shortened rail route could pose $20B challenge to housing market
  13. Honolulu’s Runaway Rail Project And The Fallacy of Sunk Costs
  14. Will Kauai Voters Excrete Hooser from Council?
  15. Hawaii’s Sheriff Division More Secretive than Secret Service—But Civil Beat Would Rather Attack Keoki Kerr
  16. Kaiser quits taking first-time Medicaid enrollees
  17. Republicans expand leadership, membership and commitment
  18. Family papaya farm plagued by theft
  19. Hawaii and Alaska are the only states with no organized hate groups
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Sunday, June 19, 2016
June 19, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 4321 Views
  1. Rail: Easy Ways to Save Millions without Cutting Line Short
  2. Mayor Becomes Incoherent
  3. Pine: Before we rush to decide on a rail route, shouldn't we get numbers first?
  4. Charter School Corruption Mirrors State Government
  5. Fatherhood, Poverty, and the “Post-Marriage Society”
  6. Polls Show Djou Beating Caldwell
  7. Caldwell’s Absurd Belly Flop—Leave Rail to the Next Mayor
  8. “Do something about wasteful spending on a Grand Scale”
  9. Plaintiffs: Block OHA From Funneling Millions to Create Fake Indian Tribe
  10. DoE—Because we Just Couldn’t Get the Job Done, Schools Will be Hot Again this August
  11. SB2954:  Rifle Assn Will Sue State if Governor Signs Gun Owner Database Bill
  12. HGEA Poster Boy Busted by Ethics Commission
  13. Con Artists Suffer as Consumers Get Wise to Solar Leasing Scam
  14. Sand Island Shelter Gets 140 Homeless off Streets
  15. Wahiawa Volunteers Give Homeless Free Stuff, Even Pick up Their Trash
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 3526 Views
  1. Fake Indian Tribe: OHA Legal Shell Game Copied from Southern Segregationists
  2. Rail: Caldwell’s Flip-Flop Opens Door to Lawsuits by Property Owners Targeted by HART
  3. Hanabusa Defeats Ethics: Free Teacher Travel can resume
  4. Hanabusa: Grabauskas Should be Blamed Because Caldwell and I Have Been Lying About Cost of Rail Since 2014
  5. Chief Kealoha Sues Against Ethics
  6. Pine: Eliminate Some Stations Rather Than Shortening Line
  7. Fake Halt: Caldwell Orders City to Keep on Buying Rail Route Properties
  8. Caldwell’s Rusted Lampposts Falling into Streets
  9. Tulsi Gabbard Says She’s Not Prepared to Back Clinton
  10. Homosexuals Adopt 6 year old boy, Raise Him as Girl
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Friday, June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:33 PM :: 4424 Views
  1. VIDEO: 9th Circuit Hears Akina Suit vs Fake Tribe
  2. Court Lifts Stay—Allows Maui Hospital Privatization to Proceed
  3. Fire Mayor, Not the Ethics Director
  4. Flip Flop: Caldwell Suddenly Decides Rail Must End at Middle Street
  5. Full Text: Caldwell statement on rail project
  6. Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO Rules
  7. VIDEO: Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments In Hawaii Anti-GMO Cases
  8. Pay for Performance: AMA Softening Stand Against Assisted Suicide?
  9. Caldwell’s Sad Little Zoo—More at Stake than Money
  10. Hawaii #1 in Percentage of Transportation Costs Funded by Fuel Taxes, Registration Fees
  11. Just Another Day in Honolulu: County Prosecutor Shields Police Chief’s Wife from FBI
  12. City, State Operate in Ethics Vacuum
  13. HART: Caldwell Plan Would Cut Rail Ridership 43%
  14. What happens to already affected businesses if rail doesn’t reach town?
  15. PUEO: Pro Telescope Hawaiians Gain Standing in Contested Case
  16. Fed appeals court considers if Hawaiian election case moot
  17. Iwilei Unhinged Homeless: 626 Crimes, Couple of Murders
  18. Judge repeals Ethics Commission opinion on teacher chaperone travel
  19. Demonstrators rally in support of Thirty Meter Telescope
  20. Anti-GMO Activism by the Numbers
  21. HEI: Wind Energy Driving Electric Rates Up Up Up
  22. Hawaii Gas says its Oahu customers saved $50M in 2015
  23. 23.2% of Hawaiian Electric is ‘Renewable’
  24. Stock Market Betting Against NextEra merger
  25. Nepotistic Charter School Suits Legacy of Pinky Thompson
  26. Ka‘u Learning Academy to receive ‘notice of deficiency’
  27. Voter registration in Hawaii has never been easier
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 4004 Views
  1. Cayetano, Kobayashi Endorse Djou for Mayor--Heen to Head Campaign
  2. Frustrated with Caldwell: Ethics Director Resigns after 16 Years
  3. Na’i Aupuni Constitution Ratification End Run
  4. State GOP Files Challenge to Sen Laura Thielen Nomination Papers
  5. UH launches whistleblower hotline
  6. Rogue Systems: Top Solar Contractor Busted for Lying to Hawaii Consumers
  7. Hanabusa: HART can just take $20M City ‘Loan’ – and Another $330M After That Without Permission
  8. Honolulu Ethics Commission ‘Completely Void of Key Personnel’
  9. Criminals at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe Plead ‘No Contest’—Avoid Prison
  10. Maui Hospital: Blackmailed by 9th Circuit, State Begins Capitulating to UPW
  11. Bronster: Anti-GMO Activists Have Not Claimed Any Injury from GM Crops
  12. U.S. Air Force colonel Shirlene Ostrov is “a candidate who can win.”
  13. Teachers on Ethics Agenda June 16
  14. PUC Approves Slight Reduction in Money Wasted on GEMS
  15. Star-Adv: Sacrament or no, marijuana use will grow
  16. Victim of indicted corrections officer describes ordeal
  17. Jailed city police officer indicted on rape charges
  18. Kamehameha Schools graduating seniors sit through national anthem, sparking debate
  19. Hawaii businessman Duane Kurisu to partner with city, state on homeless housing project
  20. OHA Forces homeless people out of campsites in Wahiawa
  21. Meet the Hilo Students Who Will Lose Science Scholarships When TMT Leaves
  22. Land and Power: Charter Commission Considers PLDC for Honolulu
  23. Hawaii's general tax fund deposits up 7.1 percent during first 11 months of fiscal year
  24. Union head allegedly oversaw tainted vote to double dues
  25. Soft on Crime: Meth Dealer Arrested 58 Times in 13 Years—Out on Streets, Now Charged with 24 More Felonies
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 7303 Views
  1. Djou: HART Grab for City Loan Highlights Caldwell’s Untrustworthiness
  2. Cayetano, Heen, Kobayashi to Endorse Djou for Mayor
  3. Orlando Shooter: Why a Gay Muslim Becomes Jihadi
  4. Ninth Circuit not Fooled by Hilo Marijuana Minister
  5. The Jones Act: Protecting Special Interests, Not America
  6. Ige to Sign Six Bills
  7. BoE: Ige Appoints Uemura, Reappoints DeLima
  8. The Value of Neighborhood Boards
  9. HART Suddenly Claims it is Out of Money, Must Borrow From City Beginning Next Month
  10. Dimwitted HART Finally Begins considering public-private partnerships to offset costs of rail
  11. Rep Kaniela Ing—Among Worst Attendance in State House
  12. Court papers allege principal tried to cover up Dozens of Incidents of Child Molestation at DoE School for 10 Years
  13. Proposal to do away with neighborhood boards is rejected
  14. GEMS: Rate Payers Pay $21.5M for Nothing
  15. As MMMC waits, it deals with staff shortages
  16. UPW Trash: How Battles Over Privatization Played Out in Hawaii’s Courts
  17. Thanks to Obama and ACLU, Rotting Garbage Piles up at Homeless Camp
  18. Hawaii Commercial Fishery Will Be Gone
  19. Appeals court hearing arguments regarding GMO bans Today
  20. Anti-GMO Activists: Hate, Frenzy, and Fear
  21. Haole Lifestyle ‘Academy’ Behind Anti-GMO Legislative Candidates
  22. After 22 Years of Failure, Hawaii County to Lease Ag Park to Someone Who Will Lease it to Ranchers
  23. Hawaii could soon create database listing gun permit applicants
  24. DPS Still ‘Investigating’ Prison Guard who Allegedly Murdered Mother
  25. 2015: Bill Clinton Talks Donald Trump into Running for President in order to Provide Hillary with Beatable Opponent
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 4753 Views
  1. Djou: We should be strengthening our ethics commission, not dismantling it
  2. Maui: 60% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
  3. Activists: GMOs and Pesticides Cause Homosexuality
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted June 14, 2016
  5. S2943: Hirono, Schatz Vote–Military Draft for All Females 18-26
  6. Al Hee Finally Ordered to Report to Prison
  7. Kenoi trial pushed back to October
  8. Murder and Meth—Charges For Oahu Jail Guard
  9. HPD Officer Charged with Assaulting Girl, 14
  10. UH Contracts: Lawyers Laugh all the Way to the Bank
  11. The Hawaii GEMS -- Goldman Sachs Fiasco
  12. Convicted Marijuana Dealer Files Suit -- claims dispensary law violates federal racketeering, drug statutes
  13. Almost all Shopping carts disappear from Waimalu shopping center
  14. Foster Care Not Available to Save Children from Homeless Parents
  15. Maui Steal the Farmland Initiative Fails--60% Signatures Bogus
  16. Paltry Turnout for Anti-GMO Protest Ahead of Court Cases
  17. Massive Recall as Listeria Infests Organic Food
  18. Hawaiian Tel to Make a Grab for HS Athletics Broadcasting?
  19. Hawaii State GOP — The Political Party That Eats Its Young
  20. Civil Beat Editor: Gays Aren’t Safe Around Muslims
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Monday, June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:52 PM :: 3402 Views
  1. After Destroying Honolulu Ethics Commission, Caldwell Ducks out Back Door
  2. Homelessness Industry: Money flows to Aloha United Way, but no long-range plan
  3. Supreme Court Stops Short of Ordering Police Misconduct Files Released
  4. Hawaii’s So-Called Tech Entrepreneurs are All Taxpayer-Funded
  5. Supreme Court Rejects American Samoa Citizenship Appeal
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 10:17 PM :: 4037 Views
  1. Tulsi Gabbard Petition: Eliminate Superdelegates
  2. Why Do We Tax Shipping?
  3. Hawaii Economy 10th-Worst in USA
  4. Legislators: None of Us Believe Caldwell on Rail
  5. Hawaii GOP lacks leadership and maturity to be relevant
  6. SHOPO to Appeal Labor Board Ruling on body cams
  7. Puna Drug Dealers Sue State, Press Belatti for Changes to Marijuana Dispensary Program
  8. Federal appeals court to hear GMO bans Wednesday
  9. Danger: After Wasting $444M, Kahoolawe Funding gains urgency
  10. ‘We’re anti-Longliners’: OHA wants to be Co-Trustee in world’s largest protected marine area
  11. Solar funding program fails to match hype
  12. We have a warped sense of fiscal reality down at the Legislature
  13. Hawaii: Easy to Change Your Name Here
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 3772 Views
  1. Office of Maunakea Management: 16 Years of Stewardship
  2. Hawaii Dairy Farms Publishes Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  3. Meet Col Shirlene Ostrov, Republican Candidate for Congressional District 1
  4. Hawaii honey bee die-off points to likely culprits—Not pesticides, but varroa and viruses
  5. Hawaii Wine Tax: $1.38 Per Gallon
  6. Thanks to Hawaii Legislators, You Can’t Get a Mortgage
  7. State agency is sued over TMT judge
  8. Caldwell Fails Again: After Six Months Hardly Anyone Gets an ADU Permit
  9. Six Months and $750K Later, Still No Homeless Shelter
  10. State PUC proposes credits for renewable-power program
  11. ESSA: Leftists Sense Opportunity in Ige’s Education Taskforce 
  12. Kaaihue: Convicted Welfare Cheat Running for Congress Angers Community with Signs
  13. More than 100 Army National Guard Members prepare for deployment to ‘Undisclosed Location’
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Friday, June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 4778 Views
  1. Kamehameha: The Founding of the Hawaiian Kingdom
  2. Peruta v San Diego: 9th Circuit Finds No Right to Carry Concealed Firearms in Hawaii, California
  3. HART Consultant: Nobody Knows What Rail Will Cost
  4. Tulsi Gabbard Launches Campaign for DNC Chair
  5. Caldwell machine might find it hard to defeat Djou
  6. Wife’s Banking Connections Key to Forcing Groups to Support Caldwell in spite of his Disastrous Record of Failure
  7. Rail: Hanabusa Leads Rats Jumping Sinking Ship
  8. Honolulu Is Short $1.4 Billion To Cover Retirees’ Pension Benefits, Caldwell Says ‘Let Them Eat Rail’
  9. Hawaii Election Hot Spots
  10. Supreme Court Ruling May Increase Transparency In Police Misconduct
  11. Questions raised about how HPD handled manhunt for wanted officer
  12. GMOs: Pirates, Posers and Protectors
  13. Hawaii One of Only 10 States Requiring Government Review Prior to Hospital Merger
  14. Hawaii agency wants Huena geothermal energy complaint dismissed
  15. 747 Homeless Vets Get Housing
  16. City to Foreclose on Illegal TVR With $300K Unpaid Fines
  17. June 27 is Governor’s Veto Deadline
  18. Rod Tam is Baaaack
  19. Grassroot Interviews Maui Candidates
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Thursday, June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 4326 Views
  1. Djou Reacts to HART Board Announcing More Cost Increases for Rail
  2. Hawaii: Nineteen Elected without a Vote—Another 24 Will Never Face General Electorate
  3. Robin Danner’s Kumu Camp Declared Fire Hazard
  4. OHA to Throw Homeless off 511 acres in Wahiawa
  5. Survey: More High-Risk Behavior from Hawaii Public High School Youth
  6. HART Has Meeting, ‘Finds’ $200M
  7. Looking To Squelch The Voices Of The Neighborhoods
  8. Board Hunkers Down after Arrests at Crooked Charter School at Heart of Drive for Fake Indian Tribe
  9. Report: One-fourth of Big Island’s K-12 students chronically absent
  10. Honolulu police officer wanted for sex assault arrested after manhunt (Yes.  These are two separate cases in one day.)
  11. State deputy sheriff arrested for sex assault (Yes.  It’s a separate case.)
  12. Lawsuit: Former HPD Detective Used Police Contacts to ‘SWAT’ HPU Professor
  13. Star-Adv: Anti-Pesticide Histrionics Not Worth the Hassle
  14. Layoffs Caused by Maui Anti-Ag Activists Hit HC&S Workers hard
  15. Hawaii Dairy Farms' 699-cow Kauai project could be operational by 2018—Unless Enviros Choose to Block it in Court
  16. State, City Use Homeless as Pawns
  17. Homosexuals Marry Each Other, Adopt Mexican Boys
  18. Hawaii’s New Ice Age: Meth Grrrls
  19. 9th Cir Court: No right to carry concealed weapons in public
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 PM :: 4625 Views
  1. Full Text: Ben Cayetano Endorses Charles Djou for Mayor
  2. Duke Aiona Endorses Charles Djou for Mayor
  3. Federal Transportation Network to Include Jones Act Reform?
  4. FINAL DEADLINE: Candidates Filing
  5. GOP Chairman Welcomes Party Switch by Rod Tam
  6. Are Jones Act ships really 'made in the USA'? Well, sort of
  7. Djou Could Win Mayoralty on Primary Day August 13
  8. Duke Aiona Announces He Will Not Seek Office
  9. Schatz, Gabbard have no big rivals
  10. 16 Legislators Unopposed
  11. Hawaii County Mayor a Three-Way Race?
  12. Maui Mayor Tries to go into Solar Business
  13. PUC: NextEra ruling coming soon, draft decision in hand
  14. EIS Debunks Anti-Dairy Farm Protesters
  15. State sides with KPD Chief on body cameras
  16. Mental health care for youths lacking in isles
  17. Condom Ban in Place as Trannies Party with Hawaii DoE Students on Orders from The Obama Himself
  18. Slow City Permit Approvals Allow Homeless to Take Over Abandoned Building, Make it into Drug Den
  19. Hawaii Among Very Last States to Ease Access to Anti-Overdose Drug
  20. Fail: After 6 Years, Civil Beat finally Gives up on Trying to Sell Subscriptions
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
June 7, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 5463 Views
  1. Keli’i Akina Launches OHA Campaign
  2. Back to the 9th Circuit: Akina v. State of Hawaii
  3. New Federal Rules May Hurt Small Farmers in Hawaii
  4. 10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture in Hawaii
  5. Unanimous SCOTUS: You Can Judicially Challenge A Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determination
  6. Mayor’s Race: Ernie Martin Chickens Out
  7. Campaign chaos: Caldwell, Schatz Try to Break into Locked Election Office
  8. Gabbard Featured at Atheist Rally in Washington, DC
  9. So-Called Consumer Advocate Opposes Lower Rates, Cleaner Energy
  10. DoTax Running Five Weeks Slow on Check Processing
  11. State DOE proposes ‘transgender student guidelines’ to Allow Dressup and Bathroom Play
  12. Fires, Shootings at Seattle Homeless Tent City Which Serves as Model for Honolulu
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Monday, June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:41 PM :: 3056 Views
  1. HCR29: Legislators Vote to Abolish ERS, End Free Speech for Star-Advertiser
  2. Auditor: City Computers Remain Vulnerable to Hackers
  3. Aloha, Puerto Rico
  4. Quick, low-cost traffic fixes Make $8.1B Rail System Look Even More Wasteful
  5. Rail annual operating costs pegged at $100M—Mostly Electricity
  6. Government Contracting Explained: Two Years of Bungling on Playground Renovation
  7. Rising budget tells a story of increasing spending
  8. Steered by Crafty Lawyers--Homeless settling in, in Iwilei
  9. Civil Beat: Homeless Must be Returned to Waikiki
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Sunday, June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:31 PM :: 4307 Views
  1. Telescope: Nobody can remove all fears of reversal
  2. Former Hawaii Superferry en route to Maine
  3. What Will We Do Next for Maui Hospital Workers?
  4. Weird Legislative Proviso Part of Kobayashi-Mitsunaga Fight over UH Contracts?
  5. Charter Commission Recommends Abolition of Neighborhood Boards
  6. Council Creates $18M Slush Fund—Uses Homeless as Excuse
  7. Kakaako Makai: OHA’s First Move is to Tear  Down Revenue-Generating Building
  8. Kauai Pesticide Report: “Obvious Disconnect”
  9. Will  Ige Sign Fishing Ban?  “This is our ice box, not a playground for the rich”
  10. Hawaii Only State Which Does not Report Hate Crimes
  11. Hu Honua: Just Another ILWU Crony Capitalist Disaster
  12. Feds Demand End to Hawaii Ag Building Code Exemptions
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Saturday, June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 3935 Views
  1. Who’s Running: Candidates Pulling Papers as of June 3, 2016
  2. Telescope: BLNR Sticks With Judge Amano
  3. Hawaii Taxes the Spirit at $5.98 per Gallon
  4. Hawaii Taxpayer-Funded Hi Tech Future: Cookies? Chopsticks?
  5. Homosexual Dumps Boyfriend: Hawaii Supreme Court to Decide Parental Rights over Child
  6. New Chair Announces Plan to Abolish Hawaii Democratic Party
  7. Hawaii Democratic Party ‘Extremely Hypocritical’, Says Party Chairman
  8. Thanks to UPW, HGEA, and 9th Circuit Court, its not a good time to get Sick on Maui
  9. Honolulu Rail Built on the Crony Plan not the Urban Plan
  10. Caldwell Has New Excuse for Full-Length Rail
  11. Newest appointee to police commission calls for more transparency
  12. UH Talks up Next Golden Parachute-$200K
  13. PUC to Vote on NextEra this Month—Has Secret Staff Recommendation
  14. June 30: Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Way to Control of HC&S Electricity to Sierra Club
  15. Anti-GMO Realtor Pollutes Beach
  16. Locus of Hysteria: Hawaii County Polystyrene food container measure dies on 4-4 vote
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Friday, June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 3696 Views
  1. NYT: Obama Admin Puts Hawaii AIDS Patients out on Street--as Punishment for Sit/Lie
  2. HECO Customers Keep Paying On Unused $144 Million GEMS Fund
  3. Maui: 55.8% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
  4. DBEDT: Housing, Transportation, and Food Cost $46,700/year
  5. Hanabusa: My Heart wasn’t Really in that Rail Thingy
  6. On Cue: Old Boy Media Starts Flacking for Hanabusa
  7. Court Rejects Attorney General Appeal of Maui Hospital Privatization Stay
  8. Caldwell: Rail Ridership won’t be as Much as We Claimed
  9. Honolulu Charter Commission Sees ‘Urgent’ Need For Rail Changes
  10. Real Traffic Solutions Don’t Cost $8.1B--H1 Zipper Lane to Double in August
  11. Anti-Telescope Lawyers Identify Another Excuse for Supreme Court to Use
  12. City prosecutor called back to testify in case against police chief
  13. Police union endorses Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell as Reward for Supporting Kealoha
  14. Star-Adv: We Think Ping Pong is Good Replacement for Pro Bowl
  15. Cancer Center Donors Demand Incumbent UH Admin Get its Act together
  16. Twelve years to Get Permits to Build Playground in Niu Valley
  17. Homeless Medical Programs Measures Reduction in Emergency Room Visits
  18. Fishermen to protest against recent restrictions on fishing grounds
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Thursday, June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 PM :: 4997 Views
  1. It’s not just for the birds--GM mosquitoes could stave off Zika in Hawaii
  2. Financial Solvency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
  3. Nailed for Cronyism, DoE forced to Reopen Bidding on $100M Cool Schools Bonanza
  4. Education Week: Hawaii DoE Graduation Rate 82%
  5. ESSA 2016 Hawaii Education Summit
  6. Deconstructing the Kaka‘ako Makai Parks Master Plan
  7. New Judges Appointed for Oahu, Big Island
  8. Caldwell ‘Disappointed’ With Council Budget
  9. Former Lt. Gov. Aiona pulls papers for three different races
  10. Lei Ahu Isa For Congress
  11. Hanabusa Should Resign From HART Board
  12. City Council approves $6.8B cap on rail spending
  13. Budget Funds Massive Tent Cities in Every Council District
  14. Homeless Tent City Grows Along Ala Wai Canal
  15. Sen Jill Tokuda Drives 1000s of Homeless Back out onto Streets – Will Ige Sign SB2559?
  16. Victory: Tax Hikes Fail on Kauai
  17. Maui Organic Initiative Undermines Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness
  18. Kahuku Wind turbines murder 29 rare bats – want permission to kill more
  19. 2-Year Average Wait for Sunshine Law
  20. Hawaii’s lack of mental health care forces teens from state
  21. Obamacare: Hawaii residents' protected health information stuck in limbo for months
  22. Pro Bowl: Bumbling HTA Wishes for Do-Over
  23. NextEra Deadline Tomorrow and PUC Couldn’t Care Less
  24. HECO Customers Keep Paying Vig On Unused $144 Million in GEMS Fund
  25. UH Prof of Medicine Debunks Kauai Pesticide Study
  26. Ag Department Bureaucracy Slows Zika Research
  27. Hawaii Holds 29 Trannies in Prison
  28. Kealoha’s Failure to Act Caused $6M Lawsuit
  29. State Spends $3.1M on Toilet Paper
  30. After 22 Years of Abject Failure, County-Owned Ag Park May have First Tenant
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 3737 Views
  1. Duke Aiona Legislative Wrapup
  2. Petition: Save Hawaii Fisheries
  3. Interior Dept. Worsening Bad Situation for COFA Migrants
  4. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted May 31, 2016
  5. Honolulu Third-Fastest Construction Job Growth
  6. Take The Robin Danner DC Tour
  7. Will Hawaii Democratic Party let itself be ruled by witch-hunting vigilantes?
  8. Star-Adv: Socialists Take over Hawaii Democratic Party—Nothing to See Here
  9. Pesticide Report Written by ‘True Believers’
  10. Mufi: Loss of Pro Bowl Another Black Eye for Hawaii
  11. Dozens seek to intervene in TMT case
  12. Hawaii Superferry to Launch Service June 15—In Nova Scotia
  13. Multi-Billion Dollar Pension Lawsuit Heads for Supreme Court
  14. DHHL contract flap could cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars
  15. Your Tax Dollars at Work: Bankrupt Taxpayer-Funded Hi-Tech Site Taken over by Subsidized Solar Heating of Rocks
  16. Meth: Hawaii’s Ice Age Never Really Went Away
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