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Saturday, August 31, 2013
August 31, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:24 PM :: 3601 Views
  1. Temptation: Offered Millions, Catholics Reject Abercrombie's Attempt to Re-Write Curriculum
  2. Bishop Silva: "Marriage has eroded because we have allowed so many things"
  3. ‘American Paranoia About Racism’ Nailed by Thai Dountman
  4. HECO: Biodiesel Price Must be Competitive With Diesel
  5. UH Manoa has New Trick to Justify Lack of Global Warming: Reverse Cause and Effect
  6. Family Promise of Hawaii: 63 Churches Help Homeless Families Get off Streets
  7. MRC Greenwood Shares 'Final Thoughts'
  8. Rail Construction Could Re-Start Sept 16
  9. Farrington Principal Outraged by Atheist Lawsuit
  10. Gay Marriage? Jesus was not crucified because he pleased everyone and said everything they wanted to hear
  11. House Dems to meet with Abercrombie over gay marriage
  12. Obamacare: Insurers, Hospitals, Big Pharma Rake in Bucks
  13. Homeless Woman Set to Return to Mainland Without State Help
  14. HCF, Gerbode Give $10K Cash to 9-11 Truthers' Funder
  15. State Attacks Micronesians Again in Futile Grab for Federal Money
  16. State Capitol Roof Job Botched
  17. Wahiawa General Hospital pays $451,428 in improper billing suit
  18. Councilmember Ann Kobayashi fined $500 for ethics violation
  19. Difficulties paying Expenses: Zanzabar Closes
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Friday, August 30, 2013
August 30, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 3734 Views
  1. UPDATE: Governor Close to Calling Special Session in Spite of Public Statement to the Contrary
  2. Latest News Gives Real Hope in Fighting Same-Sex 'Marriage'
  3. As FBI Nabs Alleged Tulsi Gabbard Stalker, Chris Butler Cult Returns to Media Spotlight
  4. Man charged with threatening to decapitate HI rep sent emails to Watchdog
  5. State approves rail project's archaeological reports
  6. Board of Water Supply Charter Amendment on Council Agenda
  7. Do Lower Contribution Limits Decrease Public Corruption?
  8. Surfing the Nations Freedom Surf Contest Waikiki
  9. Navy Releases Final EIS for Hawaii-Southern California Training Area
  10. Need a Job? State Will Hire You to Sell Obamacare
  11. Bishop Silva Letter: Civil Beat Caught in Another 'Fact Check' Lie
  12. Mainland Homosexual Threatens to Assault Bishop Silva
  13. Gay 'Marriage' Churches Conspire with Atheists to Take Money from other Churches
  14. GOP Primed to make Issue of Gay Marriage in 2014 Election
  15. Interior official to speak at Hawaiian meeting
  16. Randall Roth: Rail is the New Broken Trust
  17. Ex-administrator remains on payroll in preservation division
  18. Big Island hunters oppose continued helicopter hunts 
  19. Crews remove 2 tons of sidewalk 'nuisances'
  20. Bradley, Womaning: "Makes New Friends in Prison"
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
August 29, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 3308 Views
  1. Full Text: Abercrombie Releases Draft of Gay ‘Marriage’ Bill
  2. HFF: “Special Session Unlikely”
  3. Man Arrested for Alleged Threats Against Gabbard
  4. Hawaii GE Tax "Broadest in the US"
  5. Special Ed Victory: Court Finds Act 163 Violates Federal Law
  6. $18.7 Million Released for State Facilities, Schools
  7. Hawaii DOE gets failing grade for fiscal transparency
  8. Hawaii Lumber Industry Sees Positive Future, Boost in Construction
  9. Chaminade University: Four Year Guarantee Spurs Record Enrollment
  10. Gay 'Marriage' Rally Ends in Shouting Match With Governor
  11. Abercrombie: "I'm not going to consider a special session...."
  12. Mainland Gays in a Frenzy 
  13. Hawaii's sales levy has a burdensome "pyramiding effect," a policy institute says
  14. Visitor momentum down
  15. Only Six Apply for Top SHPD Job
  16. Public participation in $3 earmark for clean elections down 60%
  17. Honolulu Councilmember wants Board of Water Supply audit
  18. Why Pay $125M? Hawaii County Offered Free Waste-to-Energy Incinerator
  19. Smaller Group of County Bureaucrats Grab for Pay Hikes
  20. Bill would target off duty officers who drink and carry weapons
  21. Ex-cop gets a year in ‘South Park’ case
  22. NBC Dateline Follows Puna Murder
  23. Residents Inundated by Turtle-Worshippers Hope Turtles Go Away

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 3957 Views
  1. OHA Chair Colette Machado Joins Rally Against Gay Marriage Special Session
  2. Lech Walesa: “Gays should not impose themselves on the majority”
  3. Stay Strong: You Can Influence Hawaii’s Same-Sex 'Marriage' Debate
  4. Deedy jury foreman: Deadlocked 8-4 for Acquittal
  5. Cato: Hawaii Scores ‘F-‘ Lacks Public School Spending Transparency
  6. Official White House Petition Urges No Executive Order for Akaka Tribe
  7. Honolulu Ranks 128th on 2013 "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report"
  8. Political libraries vs. living memorials
  9. Souki: Governor not ready to call special session on gay marriage
  10. 'LGBT-identified' Children Should be Taken Away from Christian Parents
  11. Gay Marriage to Suffer Fate of Superferry
  12. Deedy jury foreman: Deadlocked 8-4 for Acquittal
  13. GOP sends operative to Democratic Hawaii
  14. Running Out of Money, Senators Propose to Sue Navy Over Kahoolawe
  15. OHA's Geothermal Group Led by Convicted Felon tied to Unity House Scam
  16. How Low Priced California Cannabis is Taking a Toll on Big Island Growers
  17. Hawaii "Never Ever Will" Steal Tech from Silicon Valley
  18. Tax Foundation’s ranking for Hawaii’s low sales tax is misleading
  19. Mizuno to Bring Back Homeless Fly Back Program
  20. HCDA Condos Selling to Investors in Shanghai and Tokyo
  21. Chinatown: Will Sale of Affordable Housing Trigger EIS?
  22. Troubled Hilo water tank’s price tag rises
  23. Samoans continue fight for US citizenship
  24. Ministry's pot dispensing detailed

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
August 27, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:45 PM :: 5254 Views
  1. Abercrombie to Submit Gay Marriage Bill Wednesday
  2. Deedy Jury Hung: Mistrial Declared
  3. Introducing GOP’s New Executive Director, Kayla Berube
  4. Esther Kiaaina Front Runner for High-Level Interior Department Position
  5. Commercial Leases: DHHL Beneficiary Consultations Set This Week
  6. Governor Names David O’Neal and Ruth Tschumy to State Ethics Commission
  7. Grants in Aid Advisory Commission to Meet Aug 27
  8. OHA Chair Colette Machado Joins Rally Against Gay Marriage Special Session
  9. Atheist Advertiser: Gay Marriage Law An Excellent Opportunity to Blackmail Churches  
  10. Gay 'Marriage': House Democrats to Count Votes Wednesday
  11. Manning lawyer gives more details on (alleged) gender change
  12. Criminalizing Farmers is Pretty Sad
  13. Anti-GMO Activists Fight Amongst Themselves: Brenda Ford Doesn't Trust Margaret Willie
  14. HCDA proposal so awful it seems like maybe a ruse
  15. How Much Is Too Much When It Comes To the UH PR Machine?
  16. Solar Scammers Target Retirees
  17. Legislator proposes UH tuition freeze
  18. Salary board member quits in protest over Ethics Disclosure
  19. Philippine Version of HCDA target of massive anti-corruption protest
  20. Alcohol Sales to be Banned from PX Stores?
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Monday, August 26, 2013
August 26, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:03 PM :: 3474 Views
  1. GOP: Abercrombie Hijacking Government for Political Agenda
  2. When sharks bite, Hawaii tourism worries
  3. UH Seeks Nominees for Five Board of Regents Seats
  4. Hawaii DoE Gets $1.7M ‘Turnaround’ Grant
  5. HNN: Deedy Verdict Watch: Deedy makes appearance at courthouse
  6. HawaiiFreePress: Rare, Independent, Guarantor of True Democracy
  7. Censored in Hawaii: Worldwide Reaction to Bishop Silva's Marriage Letter
  8. Cayetano: Legislature Needs to Reform Hawaii Collective Bargaining Law
  9. Delta Airlines and the $100 Million Costs of Obamacare
  10. Will the Changing Energy Landscape Spark Biofuel Buyer's Remorse?
  11. Farmers to Anti-GMO Protesters: 'Find a New Religion'
  12. Candidates’ fundraising during first six months of 2013
  13. Inouye Memorial to Set PSF Record
  14. Overhaul of state building due for completion in 2016
  15. Language a barrier for tests at Hawaiian charter school
  16. Obama's Big Mouth Helps Two Pearl Harbor Alleged Rapists
  17. Theft case against former HPD officer dismissed
  18. Bill 51 & 52: Pawn shop plan needs tweaking
  19. Kauai County Council to finally consider regulation of lobbyists
  20. Battle brewing at old news site
  21. Funding Nonprofits: Who gets funded and why
  22. Hawaii jumps to second place in Ernst & Young rankings of U.S. state solar markets
  23. Schatz' Father Knew About Syphilis Study, Did Not Go Public
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Sunday, August 25, 2013
August 25, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:43 PM :: 5643 Views
  1. Placing Check-off Designations on Tax Form Paid for by All Taxpayers
  2. Would you play ethics limbo with Senator Ruderman?
  3. 29.4 million in Tax Revenue by Seed Companies in Hawaii
  4. SB1369: Mainland Gays take aim at Kawaiahao Church 
  5. Gay 'Marriage' to Force Change on Asians
  6. Atheist Hype, Insults Show No Class
  7. Obamacare: Taxpayers' Millions Flow only to HMSA, Kaiser
  8. HMSA Claims 'quality programs' helping slow increases in health care costs
  9. Obamacare: 191 Community Organizers to be Hired in Hawaii
  10. Stung by Pre-K Cuts, Isle schools need $34 million boost, committee finds
  11. State Rep. Neil Abercrombie spoke against the HCDA in 1976
  12. (de) Occupy Honolulu plaintiffs ask that City be held in contempt for violating court order
  13. AARP: Almost 20 percent of Hawaii seniors live in poverty
  14. Pastors unite, call for God’s healing of Hanamaulu park
  15. Star-Adv Gets Religion: Promotes Giant Pagan Worship Service

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Saturday, August 24, 2013
August 24, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:00 PM :: 5143 Views
  1. Bishop Silva: "To Discriminate Regarding Marriage is NOT Unjust"
  2. Hawaii to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of "I Have a Dream" Speech
  3. Call for nominations for UH Board of Regents
  4. Atheist 'Enemies List' Published -- 126 Hawaii Churches
  5. Reporters Say What they Really think About Politicians
  6. 36% of City Tax Revenue to go to Rail, Debt
  7. Hawaii tourism Expects US Slump in 2014
  8. 25,000 Customers Could be Shocked by Water Bills
  9. Kauai Council Committee OKs property tax Hike
  10. Councilwoman Ford’s Extreme Approach to GMOs
  11. Kihei Charter rated low; student proficiency high
  12. City hauls away nearly 8 tons of waste in sidewalk sweep
  13. State Continues to Waste Time, Money on "Creating Language for the Homeless"
  14. City Keeps Towing vendor, Makes Excuse
  15. Cook Evaluates Senate 2014
  16. Churches Changing Bylaws to Protect Against Gay Atheist Harassment
  17. State Seeks to Expel Church Group from Waiahole Valley
  18. Felon escapes through work furlough program
  19. OHA Grants for Diabetes, Weight Control
  20. Star-Adv: Trade Pohakuloa for Makua Valley
  21. Lawmakers must do more to fight cancer in Hawaii, report says
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Friday, August 23, 2013
August 23, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 PM :: 3778 Views
  1. Bishop Silva: "To Discriminate Regarding Marriage is NOT Unjust"
  2. House Leadership: Only Congress can Create Akaka Tribe
  3. Audio: Kelii Akina on Work vs Welfare in Hawaii
  4. Alex Teece and Lynn Finnegan: “Positive Choices in Education”
  5. Grassroot Perspective Magazine: 120 days full of events and success!
  6. Hawaii Captive Insurance Administrator Resigns
  7. 11th Annual Hawaii Charter School Conference set for October
  8. Hawaii Catholic Archdiocese Backs Health Care Conscience Rights Act
  9. How Hawaii Counties Enabled SHOPO Contract
  10. Police highest paid public employees
  11. State inertia illustrated by surfeit of empty buildings
  12. Legislator Capitulates after being Harassed by Atheist Advertiser
  13. Caliboso bows out of Lanai wind energy case
  14. Kailua family slapped with $8K water bill after surprise leak in home
  15. Regents Approve Fat Salary Hikes for Insiders
  16. Hawaiian language school concerned about low score
  17. Town Square: Hawaii's Sunshine Law
  18. Huff Po, Poynter Salivate over Omidyar Billions

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
August 22, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:54 PM :: 3844 Views
  1. Hawaii’s election chief won’t be getting a pay hike
  2. Martin Luther King Jr Recommends Gay Conversion Therapy
  3. Discriminatory GMO Hearing: Kauai Farmers Expose Hooser, Media
  4. LendingTree: Hawaii Borrowers 3rd Best Credit Profile
  5. Study: Obesity Soaring in State, but Hawaii Ranks 47th
  6. ACT Scores Fall: Only 30% of Hawaii Students Meet Benchmark
  7. Materials From Today's Eminent Domain In Hawaii Conference
  8. The Next 100 MW Power Plant for Oahu
  9. House Soft on Gay 'Marriage' 28-23
  10. Caldwell Admin Rehashes Debunked Claim $20M Budget Hole Created by SHOPO Settlement
  11. HTA: We've Squeezed All We Can out of Tourists
  12. Jones: Kauai Anti-GMO Bonkers
  13. Labels for GMO Foods Are a Bad Idea
  14. Former leader of UH regents steps down before term ends
  15. Former PUC chief in dubious position
  16. Hawaii Co Council kills gambling resolution 7-2
  17. Kauai Council Cttee Advances 750% Dog Fee Hike
  18. Schatz Camp Squeezes Hanabusa on Spying
  19. State Social Services Facility Looks Like Geneshiro Kawamoto Property

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:14 PM :: 4892 Views
  1. Hawaii Leads Nation in Making Welfare More Attractive than Work
  2. It pays not to work: Hawaii highest welfare benefits in US
  3. Feds Push Expensive Offshore Windfarms for Hawaii
  4. Kauai: Hawaiians Voice Suspicion of Akaka Tribal Roll
  5. Publicly Funded Ads Promote Purchase of HMSA, Kaiser Policies
  6. Atheist Threatens DoE Employees at Board of Education Meeting, Sheriff Called to Keep Order
  7. Jihad Against God: Atheists Aim to Ban Churches from Renting School Facilities
  8. Atheist Advertiser Plans to Force Gay Marriages on Churches, Just like Civil Unions
  9. Mainland Homosexuals Hot to 'Marry' Local Boys, Abercrombie Says 'Be Patient'
  10. Abercrombie's main threat to re-election is his own ego
  11. Nonpartisan effort needed to change harmful Jones Act
  12. Kauai: Anti-GMO Luddites no-show at Hearing
  13. Scott Nago to Get $20K Raise?
  14. Former PUC Chair Subject of Ethics Query By Hawaii Energy Regulators
  15. Lawsuit: Hoku Charged with Fraud, Racketeering
  16. Thanks to Union, 20 HGEA Jobs Will Disappear at HHSC
  17. New DoE Testing Scheme Looks Bad for Charter Schools
  18. Musto: Senate Seniority is the Great Equalizer
  19. Omidyar Launches Hawaii Law Center to Push HPD Disclosure
  20. How it Takes 3.5 Years to Fix Bathroom
  21. Wahiawa Transportation Base Yard Sits Empty Two Years After Rebuild
  22. Native Hawaiian group throws major roadblock into state resurfacing project
  23. Native Hawaiians Did not Exercise 'Sovereignty' Under Hawaiian Kingdom
  24. Ideas to make Hawaii more walkable
  25. I Aloha Molokai Plans Events
  26. Hawaii County Considers $10,000 Fine for 'Dangerous Trees'

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
August 20, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 3557 Views
  1. HFF: Same-sex "marriage" is not a done deal
  2. DoE New System 'Report Card' Makes it Looks Good
  3. Ex-University of Hawaii president spends big ‘for kids’
  4. Property Tax Exemptions on Honolulu Council Committee Agenda
  5. Gambling: Hawaii County Resolution 158-13, A High Stakes Game
  6. Two New Members Appointed to Hawaiian Homes Commission
  7. DBEDT Boosts Economic Growth Projection
  8. Gay 'Marriage'?  House Dems to Count Votes Again
  9. Calling for special session could open can of worms
  10. Ray Soon Takes over at Honolulu Hale
  11. 18% of DoE Students 'Chronically Absent'
  12. Attorney for teacher accused of sexual assault begins fighting against bias
  13. Teacher: I Hated the HSTA
  14. Electricity rates jump Again
  15. Not Everybody Feeling the Recession
  16. Abercrombie 2005: Scrap the HCDA
  17. Led by Marijuana Grower, Hundreds Denounce OHA Geothermal Scheme
  18. 6 months after Munet's escape, are procedures improved?
  19. Honolulu Won't Help State With New Online Voter Registration System
  20. Health Department notifies county clerks of dead voters

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
August, 2013 Letters to the Editor
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:01 AM :: 3623 Views
  • Resolution 158-13, A High Stakes Game
  • Kakaako Development Promotes Inequality
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Monday, August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:42 PM :: 3783 Views
  1. VIDEO: Pastor Wayne Cordiero Responds to Atheist Lawsuit
  2. VIDEO: Kelii Akina and Mufi Hannemann on 'Building Leaders for Hawaii
  3. Investors Submit Plan to Reorganize Hokulia Project
  4. Preschool Vouchers: Backers Claim Only 52% Support Constitutional Amendment
  5. Abercrombie Admin Drafting Gay Marriage Bill
  6. Flashback: Broken Trust Gang finally Imposes Gay Unions on Hawaii
  7. Obamacare Could Cost Hawaii Millions for 'Cadillac' Healthcare Plans
  8. Obamacare widens Kaiser's second-quarter loss
  9. Members of New Hope speak up about lawsuit against the church
  10. Harbor plan leaves LNG out of mix at Kalaeloa
  11. Will the GMO Debate Consume Hawaii?
  12. What Have You Done With Pua Aiu?
  13. Boston Globe Unmasks Evan Dobelle
  14. 8 Years Later Army May Finally Open Stryker Brigade Training Complex
  15. Hawaii consumers rack up second-highest credit-card debt among U.S. states

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Sunday, August 18, 2013
August 18, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 PM :: 3771 Views
  1. Mental Health: Can Reform Solve Hawaii’s Homeless, Prison and Unfunded Liability Problems?
  2. Purchases of Goods and Services for Resale Afforded Lesser Rate
  3. Army to construct infantry platoon battle course at Pōhakuloa
  4. Ige Predicts Victory: Backed by Akaka, Ariyoshi, Kim, Kidani
  5. Long-ailing state hospitals direly need new treatment
  6. Matsumoto: End Low Growth to Solve Public pension problem
  7. New effort in pursuit of Akaka Tribe has slow start
  8. Wind Scammer will return to Kahuku
  9. Star-Adv: Let Water Board Keep Raising Rates
  10. Residents raise stink over watery sewage situations
  11. Excuses from the Top: Stopping sick-leave abuse not easy
  12. GMO summit to be held Monday on Big Island
  13. OHA Trustee: We are cashing in on Geothermal, so Stop Protesting Already
  14. Hawaii's kupuna need to remain engaged

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Saturday, August 17, 2013
August 17, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:27 PM :: 5758 Views
  1. Oshiro: Not Sure House Would Vote for Gay Marriage
  2. Survey finds that almost everyone in Hawaii identifies with one faith or another
  3. Abercrombie Flees Public Cabinet Meeting as Haoles, Hawaiians Argue over Fish
  4. New Bill Would Order Immediate Shutdown of Papaya Farms, Fine Farmers $1000/day
  5. Kauai County Electric Bill $8M / year
  6. UH regents agenda: Fat Paychecks for Three Insiders
  7. Shipped LNG Will Reduce Natural Gas Prices in Hawaii
  8. Forgotten & Underserved: Pacific Islanders Fight for Academic Success
  9. Hawaii Medical Service Association Operating loss $21M
  10. All society suffers with lack of resources for mentally ill
  11. Bums Quickly Acquiring New Junk to Put on Sidewalks
  12. New Language to Help Homeless Stay on the Streets and Avoid Shelters
  13. Maui Council Prepares Campaign Smears for Mayoral Race
  14. JPAC Trolling Punchbowl in Search for Justification of Continuing Mission
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Friday, August 16, 2013
August 16, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 5491 Views
  1. Rail Appeal Hearing: Judges Focus on Jurisdictional Issues
  2. Mayor claims $26 million shortfall just days into fiscal year
  3. Final Judgment: Online Travel Companies Owe State $246M
  4. Hawaii Data Book 2012 Now Available on the Internet
  5. Judicial Selection Commission Seeks Supreme Court Nominees
  6. CD 1 race 'crying out' for Mufi Hannemann
  7. HHSC 'More Difficult to Operate' With Obamacare
  8. Atheists Sue Hawaii Churches, Demand $5.6M Cash
  9. Congressional Delegation Pressures Abercrombie to Call gay Marriage Special Session
  10. How Much Can We Squeeze Tourists? HTA lowers expectations for 2014
  11. Leilehua HS Teacher Pleads Guilty to Meth Charges 
  12. Constitutional amendment to send taxpayer funds to private schools will be up for a vote
  13. Video: Felons Conspire With Law Prof to Ensure Sovereignty Movement Recruitment at Kulani Prison
  14. HTA vs Schatz: 'Decision Already Made to Locate Obama Library in Chicago'
  15. Carpenters endorsing Tsutsui for 2014 race
  16. Hawaii Health Connector says small businesses should go for the tax credits
  17. Compared with Other States, Hawaii Adults Not So Fat
  18. How Women's Liberation Spawned Exploitation of Women
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
August 15, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 5141 Views
  1. Update On Hawaii Reapportionment SCOTUS Appeal
  2. UH Responds to Star-Adv: Claims Inouye Center Project 'Not Shrouded in Secrecy'
  3. Abercrombie: Too Expensive to Put Juvenile Offenders in Custody
  4. Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu 'Stored Property' Seizure from Private Property
  5. VIDEO: Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom on Rating Hawaii Business Climate
  6. VIDEO: Sam Slom and Mike Palcic Discuss Reapportionment
  7. Pritchett: Cementing the Inouye Legacy
  8. Plan to Let Juvenile Offenders Out
  9. Ninth Circuit to hear rail lawsuit today
  10. Health Connector Aims to Get 204,000 people to Dump their Existing Insurance, Join HMSA/Kaiser Duopoly 'Market'
  11. Heed court ruling on Sunshine Law
  12. Under siege—and in bid to stay relevant—teacher unions evolve
  13. Knee, Hip Replacement?  Not in Hawaii
  14. Farmer's Electric Bill: $11K / month
  15. Hawaii Wind Energy Depends on Oil Burners and Power Outages
  16. Oi: Council Should Let Water board off Easy
  17. 9th Circuit Slaps Down Yet Another Shameful DoE Lawsuit Against Handicapped Child
  18. Statehood Day: Proud to be an American
  19. Governor taps pair for seats on Hawaiian Homes panel
  20. Eviction Looms For Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer
  21. Puna Anti-Geothermal march on HELCO (Aug. 17-19)
  22. Abercrombie Claims Small Business Wants More Government Spending, Handouts
  23. Lawyers think defense has advantage in Deedy trial
  24. Kona: Nine Years of Meetings on Aquarium Collection
  25. FACE: DREAMers Celebrate First Birthday
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
August 14, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 3856 Views
  1. Star-Advertiser Gets it Wrong: Obama Cannot Act on ‘Sovereignty’
  2. Senate Hearing to Consider Kahoolawe Trust Fund, State Historic Preservation
  3. Hawaii County: Police Chief Addresses Corruption, Aloha, and Tinted Windows
  4. Ernie Martin Still getting Campaign cash from ORI
  5. $24 Million Difference: Did Hawaii Pay Too Much for Healthcare Software?
  6. U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Appeal on Hawaii Reapportionment
  7. Legislators should beware the parties' thought police
  8. Don't rush Inouye center plans
  9. For Deedy Its Murder or Nothing
  10. Court Spells Out Expansive View of Sunshine Law
  11. Former BoE Member now at Harvard Pens Plagiarized Star-Adv Commentary
  12. Tax Credit Scammers: Hawaii is a Paradise for Startups
  13. Castle and Cooke Links With Bio-Logical, Patten?
  14. GM crops don't kill kids; opposing them does
  15. $19M City Garage Sits Empty

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
August 13, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:38 PM :: 5141 Views
  1. The Jones Act: Road to Repeal
  2. Pricey Honolulu rail project faces more legal hurdles
  3. Watch Honolulu Rail Appeal Live From SF 11AM Thursday
  4. DLNR Seeks Applications for SHPD Administrator
  5. OSHA hits Hawaii refrigerated food warehouse: $253K Fine, 63 Violations
  6. New Tax Hike Scheme: Caldwell Invent $26M Budget Deficit
  7. ORI blasts alleged misinformation
  8. Airhead Schatz Compares Lack of Akaka Tribe to "Separate but Equal"
  9. Bitter, Tense: Inouye Family Wants Schatz Out
  10. MoveOn Members endorse Sen. Brian Schatz
  11. UH effort to honor Inouye seems shamelessly ironic
  12. Sweeps Forcing Homeless to Accept Shelter
  13. Breene Harimoto to run for Ige's Senate Seat?
  14. DoE Has no Idea Who is Driving its Busses
  15. Hawaii Teacher: Winning the First Crucial Battle
  16. Gall: Jimmy Pflueger demands hundreds of thousands from the state
  17. Limit on Consumer Costs Is Delayed in Health Care Law
  18. Hawaii’s solar photovoltaic industry sees permit decline for third month in a row
  19. Ewa Plantation manager’s home, then and now
  20. NYT: The Civil War and Hawaii
  21. Ford sues county over Leithead Todd appointment
  22. Military Superferry Coming to Hawaii?
  23. Teacher Pleads not Guilty to Groping Student
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Monday, August 12, 2013
August 12, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:58 PM :: 4505 Views
  1. Akaka Tribe “Disenrollment” -- 75% of Hawaiians “will not be acknowledged”
  2. KOS: Open Primary Forces Democrats to Discipline Lawmakers
  3. Rail: The remaining issues still before Judge Tashima
  4. Anti-GMO Activists See December Deadline for County Action
  5. Akaka Tribe: 'Privileged Tribal Leaders' Seek End Run Around Congress
  6. Ninth Circuit to hear rail case
  7. Civil Beat: Nobody Reads Us
  8. Fishing Showdown Set for Abercrombie's Kona Meeting
  9. Ige vs Abercrombie: Serious Guy vs Serious Case
  10. Hawaii Congressional Delegation Bought and Paid for by Big Sugar
  11. Council delays move on water board plan
  12. Animal Control Budget Cuts Setup for Fee Hikes
  13. Enviros Preparing to Sue over Ala Wai Canal?
  14. Kauai Property tax bill deferred Two Weeks
  15. High Court Rules on state open meetings law
  16. EV charging space required but statute not enforceable

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Sunday, August 11, 2013
August 11, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 4056 Views
  1. Producers Already Enjoy Reduced Rate
  2. Hawaii GOP Recruits New Executive Director
  3. Democrats Making it Harder for Republicans to Switch parties
  4. Oahu Dems Reject Censure of Legislators, Call for Gay Marriage Special Session
  5. Perfect Irony: $20M Daniel K. Inouye Center Being Built Quietly Without Public Input
  6. Last pitch to stop rail
  7. Public Safety Director is Same Guy Who made Excuses for Past Absenteeism
  8. Not all genetically modified foods the same and a blanket ban on them would be misguided
  9. Cleanup, homeless issues leave foul taste for officials
  10. Legislators Tour School Being Converted to Prison
  11. Food for hungry goes to waste
  12. Kaneohe residents work to take back their neighborhood

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Saturday, August 10, 2013
August 10, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 PM :: 3571 Views
  1. Not Just Hawaii: Insurance Companies Reject Obamacare Exchanges--Reid Predicts Single-Payer Coming
  2. Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Study Published, Site Selection Next
  3. Honolulu City Lights display deadline August 30
  4. Obama administration backs prayer at local government meetings
  5. 9.2% Preschoolers Obese: Hawaii Lowest in Nation
  6. Trouble Paying Car Note? Call OHA, They'll Give You Cash
  7. Abercrombie's specialty is bombast, Ige's specialty is budgeting
  8. Sequestration Cost Hawaii $684M
  9. State paying feds $101 a day per inmate to use federal facility
  10. OHA Gives Away $8M to Profitable Nonprofits
  11. Physicians Must be Warriors for Private Practice
  12. Omidyar's Hanalei McMansion Scheme Makes WSJ
  13. Hawaii schools struggle to keep new teachers
  14. UH Manoa forced to tighten belts amidst funding cuts
  15. Senator to monitor UH's Price situation
  16. The Medicaid Buy-In Task Force NOTICE OF MEETING
  17. Electric vehicle charging station law lacks enforcement
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Friday, August 9, 2013
August 9, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:01 PM :: 3968 Views
  1. Hawaii senator Brian Schatz involved in simulated sheep rape rituals
  2. Complaint Alleges Wrongdoing by Hanabusa Campaign
  3. UHERO: School Furloughs Reduced Juvenile Crime Rates
  4. Report: Hawaii third highest in per capita interest costs
  5. Fitch Ratings Analyzes DHHL Lease Portfolio
  6. Report: Feds Have No Idea Why $200M Hawaii Harbors Contract Doubled in Cost
  7. UHERO Annual Hawaii Forecast: Expansion to Strengthen Despite Washington Worries
  8. Audio: Mike Hansen on the Rick Hamada Show -- Jones Act Interview
  9. HNN Blackout: DISH Network Asks Congress to Intervene
  10. Ikaika Anderson announces candidacy for congress, Raises $80K
  11. Gay Activists Release Another Bogus Poll: Claim Everybody Wants Them
  12. SA: Put school facilities under 1 roof
  13. Freitas Negotiating University Business Deals Systemwide
  14. Sick Leave Abuse Tied to Guard's Death
  15. Alleged Muslim Eye-Gouger to Appear for Mental health Exam
  16. Kauai School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI, Kids On Board
  17. No Yellow Bus: Some Big Island Charter Students on Dangerous Road to School
  19. Veterans Lose out on VA Loans Because of Catchment Tank Regs
  20. Act 238: State Bonds for Seawater AC Cronies
  21. After Budget Dispute, Animal complaint calls to go to HPD not Hawaiian Humane Society
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
August 8, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 5815 Views
  1. Hawaiian Homelands Commissioner Resigns After Mortgage Fraud Conviction Exposed
  2. Obamacare Menu Labeling Law: The Food Police Are Coming
  3. "Hawaii's Fittest CEO" at Center of Alleged Ponzi Scheme
  4. PUC Chief Counsel Quits
  5. Ninth Circuit Rail Appeal Preview
  6. UHERO: Coastal Zone Management in Hawaii
  7. UHERO: School's Out, Unemployment Up?
  8. Lawsuit: Mentally Handicapped Girl Raped at Three DoE Schools
  9. HHSC: HGEA/UPW Employees Earn Less but Cost More
  10. No new insurers? State needs to Revisit Health Exchange
  11. 40% of State Prison Guards Allowed Unlimited Sick Leave
  12. New DoE Testing System Designed to Hide System Failure
  13. Accused Wait 1 year Due to DoE misconduct probe backlog
  14. State Rep. Mark Takai launches congressional bid
  15. Hanabusa Deputy Chief of Staff Resigns
  16. Schatz Proposes Massive Tax Hikes
  17. DHHL: "Half of these guys don't even know what the hell they're there for"
  18. Fired UH offensive coordinator earns more than governor
  19. Kona Residents Resist Federal Takeover of 19,000 ac Hawaii Land
  20. Expert: We Have Room To Develop
  21. Council Rushed to Spend $48M on Housing   
  22. Deferred: Ballot Proposal to Reform Water Board  
  23. After Saving 50 Lives, Rescue Tubes Finally Legalized by State 
  24. New Parking Meters Already Broken
  25. Akaka tribe jurisdictional conflicts shown by mainland examples
  26. Pflueger Insurers on Hook for Ka Loko
  27. Hawaii Pacific University tops list of most diverse colleges
  28. A Scientific Study Of ... Restaurant Menus?
  29. Australian Dollar's tumble fails to dent Hawaiian demand yet

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
August 7, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 4884 Views
  1. Act 268 Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Plan: Pot of Gold for Corrupt Union Leaders
  2. Hawaii Is at the Forefront of Genetically Modified Crops
  3. HIRA: Reject Call for Same-Sex Marriage Special Session
  4. Audit: DoE Construction Process Outdated, Inefficient, Inconsistent
  5. Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Honolulu
  6. Senator Schatz Announces Polar Apocalypse
  7. Obama library bid gets lobbyist donors
  8. OR&L, Doors Star in New Anti-Rail Video
  9. Farrington HS: First Facility Redesign for Small Learning Communities
  10. What's the Point of Getting on the Sovereignty Roll?
  11. Now Hawaii Co Anti-GMO Legislation Withdrawn
  12. HHSC: Decision to Save HGEA, UPW will Cost State $1.5B
  13. Kauai Socks Home-Based Businesses With 271% Tax Hike
  14. Rep Lee: Clean Energy 'Painful', Does not Mean Lower Rates
  15. Abercrombie Albatross Around Schatz' Neck
  16. UH faculty members question Price fiasco
  17. OCCC guards called in sick in big numbers for New Years, Super Bowl
  18. How will county pay for police raises?
  19. City steps up sidewalk, park cleanup efforts
  20. Neighborhood Watch Celebrates 33 Years
  21. "Christopher Deedy & Chronicles of Racism in the 50th State..."

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
August 6, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 3880 Views
  1. Schatz Denounced by NASA Scientist, Another Embarrassment for Global Warming Activists
  2. Hawaii Highest Closing Costs in Nation
  3. VA Mortgages Denied for Catchment Homes, State DoH Refuses to Act
  4. Governor Releases $12.9 Million for National Guard, Civil Defense and Health Facilities
  5. UPDATE: Contract Dispute Knocks Hawaii News Now off DISH Network
  6. State Procurement Office Announces eProcurement System Update
  7. Wikileaks: Japan refused Obama Hiroshima Apology
  8. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  9. Hawaii Green Energy Mandates Depend on Keeping Electricity Expensive
  10. Alm Departure: Time for Green Energy Scammers to Evolve
  11. Many Roadblocks to LNG and Lower Electric Bills
  12. Council pushes GMO Bill 2491 to September to ask attorney general’s opinion
  13. Anderson wants more oversight of Board of Water Supply
  14. What Should the Public Know About Sandwich Isles? PUC Won't Say
  15. Former UH president Dobelle's travel audited in Massachusetts
  16. Schatz, Hanabusa Both Voted to Kill Hawaii Hurricane Hunter Flights
  17. Democrat Party Boss drops complaints against 9 Democratic legislators, Focuses on Gabbard, Har
  18. Hawaii Congressional Delegation Disunited in War of Press Releases
  19. Hee Operative Behind Complaint Against Judicial Nominee
  20. Move to Oust State Procurement Director? 
  21. Legislators Question Freitas' UH-West Oahu Land Deals
  22. UH Wastes More Money Paying Dismissed Offensive Coordinator
  23. DoE Cancels Bus Service for Charter Schools Statewide
  24. DoE Reality: No Space, No Teachers, No AC
  25. Jet Packs: Hawaii's Hyper-Regulatory Government Makes WSJ 
  26. Hawaii Space Exploration: UH Students Reach for the Sky

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Monday, August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 3353 Views
  1. Hawaii DINOs Meet Idaho RINOs
  2. HMSA, Kaiser Front Group Pays off 'Community Partners'
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted August 5, 2013
  4. UH Native Hawaiian UH VP Candidate Attacked due to Military Service
  5. We'd Like to Fight health costs with competition, but get HSMA and Kaiser Instead
  6. Papaya Nightmares: A Farmer Struggles Amid Hawaii's GMO Debate
  7. Publicity About Hawaii's Fly Homeless Home Program Attracts More Homeless
  8. Problems of state’s historical preservation office trickle down to simple home renovations
  9. FBI informants allowed to commit crimes in Honolulu
  10. Sovereignty Activists Try New Angle on Drivers License Scam
  11. Hanabusa, Schatz differ on Medicare drug rebates
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Sunday, August 4, 2013
August 4, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:25 PM :: 3994 Views
  1. Passing on the General Excise Tax is Not Possible For Some
  2. Kakaako Development Promotes Inequality
  3. Lawyer, Lobbyist Money Makes up for Abercrombie's Lack of Brains
  4. Abercrombie Demands DHHL Hire Supporters, Undermines Mission
  5. Green Energy Scammers Push More Rate Hikes
  6. Golojuch Charges Against Legislators are the Future of Hawaii
  7. Failing, DoE Changes the Test Again
  8. HOPE Pretrial to be Used to Let More Jailbirds Out
  9. Flossie fake-out still more authentic than new Pro Bowl
  10. Freeing the Farmers markets
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Saturday, August 3, 2013
August 3, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 3497 Views
  1. Ashford Nomination Challenged on Ethics
  2. Amendment Would Exempt Unions from paying Property Tax
  3. Hawaii Health Connector:  New 4.3% Tax on premiums is just the Beginning
  4. Kamuela: Small Hospital Faces Reimbursement Cuts, Can't Keep Up with EHR Requirements
  5. TriCare Gives Obamacare Preview
  6. State Historic Preservation Division under pressure for rail review
  7. Environmental permit could be just the first redo for rail
  8. Akaka endorses Colleen Hanabusa for 2014
  9. Anti-GMO Bill Would Harm Big Island Dairy
  10. Oahu school bus pilot project enrollment has been slow
  11. Garbage Piles Up, City Makes Excuses
  12. Management Consultants, Motivational Speakers Hired to 'Transform Hawaii Government'
  13. Star-Adv: City Grants in Aid System Reduces Corruption
  14. Convicted Felons Sue: Demand Puuhonua for Sovereignty Movement Recruitment in Prison
  15. Alleged Green Energy Scammer Indicted in Honolulu
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Friday, August 2, 2013
August 2, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:15 PM :: 4454 Views
  1. Rail: Will Honolulu be the Next Detroit?
  2. Hawaii Supreme Court Smacks Rail EIS - An Update
  3. Video: Monsters, Miracles, and the Politics of Genetic Engineering
  4. Limbaugh: 'Liberal State of Hawaii Wants to Deport Their Homeless'
  5. Hey UH, lawmakers say watch those hefty salaries
  6. More drones over Hawaii? It’s a good idea for some
  7. SA: GMO Fears Could Shut Down Agriculture in Hawaii
  8. KOS: Schatz Paid Off by Developers, Hedge Fund managers
  9. Protectionists Campaign for Schatz in Export-Oriented State of Hawaii
  10. PBN: Highest-paid union officials in Hawaii
  11. Business Mag Runs 53-page Photo Essay on Hawaii Homelessness
  12. Giving It Up for the Governor: Hawaii State Employees Fuel Campaign
  13. Nepotism, Jobs, and Free Money for the Cronies
  14. Hawaii Court to have live video feed of Ninth Circuit Appeals Court hearing:
  15. Serial Manoa rapist just needs work furlough for parole, but Soft on Crime Crowd Not Volunteering to Hire Him 
  16. Nest of Marks: Now it's the UH Football Coach -- Loses $500K to Financial Scam
  17. Atheists go Silent as Civil Beat Runs Fluff Piece on Gabbard's Hinduism
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
August 1, 2013 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:19 PM :: 4428 Views
  1. More than 1,000 Kauai Farmers Speak Out Against Bill 2491
  2. Contract Dispute Knocks Hawaii News Now off DISH Network
  3. HMSA, Kaiser Will Monopolize State Health Exchange, 'Rate Shock' Predicted
  4. Buying Influence: Usual Suspects give Abercrombie $860K
  5. Race to the Bottom: Hawaii Battles for Film Production With Incentives
  6. HPD plans to use license plate reading technology
  7. Why Is Hawaii's Technology 'Mess' Taking So Long to Fix?
  8. Trash pickup delays, 6 of 7 city trucks out of service
  9. Pro Bowl changes look good for Hawaii
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