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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 1767 Views
  1. Priced-out Hawaii residents check out of paradise while Legislators Pretend to Think About Cutting Taxes
  2. Honolulu City Council studying how to fake tax-relief measures and fool homeowners
  3. Greedflation Smacks Hawaii Worst Among Destinations
  4. Hilo’s Grand Naniloa Strangles on its Leasehold
  5. Why Does It Take So Long To Fire Bad Cops In Honolulu?
  6. HB1366: State Take Over and Ruin Successful HLTA Bum Deportation Program
  7. Biden Backs Plan To Restore Benefits For COFA Migrants
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Monday, April 10, 2023
April 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 1898 Views
  1. HB714: ILWU Make-Work Bill Will Jack Up Your Electric Rates and Cost of Housing
  2. UPW Contract Causes Mass Jail Guard Absenteeism
  3. Bills to repeal Hawaii Tourism Authority advance
  4. Campaign Cash Flowed To Hawaii Senators Just Before An Energy Bill Vote
  5. Kaua‘i farmers and businesses need tax relief
  6. Bissen’s Spending Plan For Maui --Largest Budget Ever
  7. Reports show more healthcare workers leaving Hawaii
  8. Waitlists grow for Hawaii’s long-term care facilities
  9. HUD: Hawaii Among Highest Homeless per Capita 
  10. Popular beachfront restaurant in Haleiwa can't fully reopen because of staffing shortage
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Sunday, April 9, 2023
April 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 1644 Views
  1. Brewbaker: Hawaii’s economy is in recession--a self-made one
  2. OHA too quick to reject latest ceded-lands proposal?
  3. Drunken driving bill fails to advance
  4. UH Hilo study finds military, civilian suicide rates similar
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Saturday, April 8, 2023
April 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:08 PM :: 2226 Views
  1. Could more State Lawmakers be implicated in bribery scandal?
  2. Will Legislators Allow OHA to Hide Crooked Deals in Executive Session?
  3. Lawmakers take aim at Hawaii Tourism Authority
  4. SB1502 Regulate Turo to Death to Support Car Rental Companies
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Friday, April 7, 2023
April 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:45 PM :: 2054 Views
  1. Hawaii's Good Friday Holiday - What's Up With That?
  2. OHA Rejects $100M Offer--Sees More Profit in Lying About Kakaako Makai
  3. Green Names Guidry to Intermediate Court of Appeals
  4. 30 Years later First members Appointed to Oahu Historic Preservation Commission
  5. Moody's Downgrade: Rail Debt Gimmick Comes Back To Bite Honolulu Taxpayers
  6. Cullen Sings Like Canary: Will Other Legislators Run Like Chickens?
  7. Back Behind Bars: Miske Co-Defendant Faces New Allegation Of Witness Tampering
  8. In confidential letter, former DLNR chair said some allegations against boating chief ‘substantiated’
  9. Bill Allowing Agencies To Withhold Draft Documents Slipped Into Another Bill Late In The Session
  10. Bill seeking to double the earned income tax credit in the state advances
  11. House OKs campaign financing reform measure
  12. OHA’s 2021 strategic plan no longer emphasizes creating a governing entity. Is that off the table?
  13. Family of Dead Criminal Show up at Police Station: Harass Police, then Sue
  14. State (purposefully) loses bid to have lawsuit filed by young climate activists thrown out
  15. ‘It’s horrendous’: After 24 years, $64 million approved for major repairs at Hawaii Convention Center
  16. DPP -- We can slow permits down by Shifting Blame to State Agencies
  17. Mayor Kawakami: Homelessness Begins With Closure of Mental Hospitals
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Thursday, April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:39 PM :: 1782 Views
  1. Toxic cesspools, bribery at center of Hawaii lawmaker’s case
  2. Despite Prison Guards 35% Absenteeism--nominee to lead Hawaii’s prisons passes committee hearing
  3. HGEA: City officials want a big raise while our contract negotiations underway
  4. Ruling opens path for UH grad students to unionize--Hawaii will get Even More Unionized Public Employees
  5. Hawaiian Electric Proposes Streamlining (Gutting) Regulatory Review
  6. SB1230: Gun bill seeks limits in ‘sensitive’ areas
  7. Downtown Hilo plan rejected: A majority of business owners not on board with revitalization plan
  8. Associa Hawaii has been operating with an inactive license
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
April 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:07 PM :: 1809 Views
  1. Miske co-defendant Rearrested--faces revocation of pretrial release
  2. Maui Hate Criminals Admit to Damaging Shovel by Beating Man With It 
  3. Slush Fund: House Speaker Offers OHA $100M To Stop Lying About Kakaako High Rises
  4. HB727: Use Campaign Funds to Buy Votes and Build Legislative Factions
  5. Senate Kills off Ethics Reform Bills
  6. Surprise: Rail 7PM Shutdown Secretly Locked in to Hitachi Contract 3 Years Ago
  7. Gov. Green’s failed nominees could stay in place
  8. When will property tax appeals be decided?
  9. A bill to raise taxes on housing investments had plenty of support. Until it didn’t
  10. ’Green Fee’ would give Hawaii Tourism Authority $100M to bring more tourists here
  11. ‘Climate Change’ is excuse for transfer of millions for Capital Improvement Projects to build lots of stuff at sea level in US Pacific Territories
  12. As Mental Health Crisis Worsens In Hawaii, Psychiatrist Shortage Takes Heavy Toll On Kids
  13. Pinky Tows News: Hawaii to pay $26M to man hurt by runaway truck
  14. Green proposes pop-up homeless village Across from Queens Hospital
  15. Bulldozer Clears Tons of Homeless’ Garbage from Kahala Beach
  16. Dwayne Johnson Accused of Lying About His Hawaiian Heritage
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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
April 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 3965 Views
  1. Bribery News: Ty Cullen wants reduced sentence because he is son of Chinatown Murderer
  2. Hawaii County Mayor Reminds us of DOBOR ‘Retaliation, Shenanigans’
  3. HART Expects Only 10,000 Daily Rail Riders
  4. Honolulu Rail Cost On The Rise As Electric Hookups To Customers Along The Line Are Factored In
  5. A national report and a local index show that affordability has gotten much worse in the past two years.
  6. Who Can Afford 'Affordable Housing' In Hawaii? Certainly Not Low-Income Families
  7. Military COLA cuts delayed
  8. A few straightforward rule changes would vastly improve transparency and thus accountability
  9. City to Hike ‘Workers’ to ‘Work’ from Home 
  10. Hawaii Convention Center Exploits Rain to Grift for Money, Again
  11. SB1027: Combat Sports Commission
  12. Booze Battle Heats Up As Judge Slaps Liquor Commission Critic With Court Order
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Monday, April 3, 2023
April 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:51 PM :: 1430 Views
  1. HB677: An ‘Affordable Housing’ Program Designed to Keep Housing Costs High
  2. Sierra Club’s Dream for Hawaii’s Future: Higher prices, Fewer Houses
  3. GET bill: One last hurdle
  4. Property Tax Rates -- Incomplete Facts
  5. Five Years Later: Puna residents on Hawaii island still waiting for restoration efforts after Kilauea eruption
  6. Outlook for Hawaii tourism from Japan not so ‘golden’
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Sunday, April 2, 2023
April 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 2878 Views
  1. Miske Business Under Surveillance for 18 Years?
  2. Life After Inouye: Hawaii Democrats New Order 
  3. How Committee Chairs Keep Legislators in Check
  4. Hawaii’s self-important senators need a dose of humility
  5. $25M already wasted on Aloha Stadium plans
  6. $17M already wasted on ‘first responder campus project’
  7. Housing: Framing the problem correctly
  8. Hawaii Child Welfare Officials Need To Recognize The US Constitution
  9. Hawaii resident dies every two days from suicide, mental health advocates say
  10. Hawaii may soon ban thousands of everyday items containing toxic chemicals
  11. Back to the drawing board for rezoning bill: Roth vetoes Bill 194
  12. Expand geothermal energy in Hawaii
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Saturday, April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:32 PM :: 1563 Views
  1. Next PLDC? Hawaii’s new school construction authority has no idea what its doing
  2. More Reform Bills Heading for Conference Committee
  3. Sierra Club is a Paper Tiger: Controversial state Land Board nominee survives confirmation hearing
  4. After Buying it, Site for new North Shore fire station deemed unusable
  5. Hawaii is where you can find the priciest Big Macs in USA
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Friday, March 31, 2023
March 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 2111 Views
  1. Tempers flare as Blangiardi Administration tries to Block Tax Relief
  2. Tax Breaks For Working Families will be decided in Secret Meetings
  3. SB941--Next PLDC?  $185M to Build Housing for Public Employees
  4. Hawaii On Course To Join States Where Gun Companies Can Be Sued
  5. Why $50 Hawaii Green Fee Simply Won’t Happen
  6. SB304: Hawaii ‘visitor impact fee’ bill moves forward
  7. Path forward for Thirty Meter Telescope and Mauna Kea begins to emerge
  8. Aloha Stadium Consultant’s First-Class Flights Will Be Audited, State Says
  9. HECO Releases Detailed Electric Vehicle Report
  10. Maui’s only private obstetrics practice will soon halt OB services
  11. Expensive Bums Flood Queens Emergency Room looking for Band-Aids and meals
  12. Meth Made Me Homeless
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Thursday, March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:39 PM :: 2580 Views
  1. Donovan Dela Cruz Controls The Money And The Power At The Hawaii Legislature
  2. Carpenters Union Fights Against Pre-Fab Affordable Housing
  3. Next Boondoggle: City kicks off $43M renovation of aging Blaisdell campus
  4. Marijuana Bills: Dispensaries Target Bumpy Kanahele’s Gigantic N. Shore Grow Op
  5. Methamphetamines News: The Homeless Are Changed for the Worse
 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:53 PM :: 1415 Views
  1. Aloha Stadium Has Already Cost Taxpayers $20M. Where’s All The Money Gone?
  2. Sunshine? It's Getting To Be Crunch Time At The Capitol
  3. Schools are for students, not high-paid executives
  4. 4 rail stations in project’s airport segment expected to be done by year’s end
  5. Frustrated Kauai residents balk at new utility rate hike
  6. Questions remain over future of Concealed Gun Carry policies in Honolulu
  7. Federal review underway into handling of sick homeless man who spent days on ER sidewalk
  8. No Cash Bail: Released by Court, Does it Again
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Tuesday, March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:49 PM :: 3432 Views
  1. Six Years prison for wife of convicted former union boss
  2. Turning Point?  Hawaii Mobsters Seek to Move Trial OUT of Hawaii
  3. Rail to Shut Down at 7PM Weekdays
  4. The Hawaii Legislature Resists The Basic Principles Of Sunshine Law
  5. No Surprise: ‘Progressives’ Work hard to Kill Affordable Housing on Maui
  6. $9.73 dozen for Eggs in  Hawaii
  7. Health Department Waited Four Months to Report toxic chemicals in Kunia Village Water
  8. Tiny Homes Proposed For DHHL Lands In West Oahu
  9. Hawaii Lawmakers Grappling With Sea Level Rise Say It’s ‘Not The Right Time’ For Managed Retreat
  10. Schatz: Lets Ruin the E-Bike Business by Subsidizing it
  11. A string of restaurant closures prompt concerns from industry leaders
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Monday, March 27, 2023
March 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:13 PM :: 2862 Views
  1. No Time for Senate: Dela Cruz too busy working at home with DBEDT’s Wicker
  2. Government transparency bills go before Hawaii governor
  3. Next Boondoggle: Corps of Engineers files Secret Environmental Study for Ala Wai project
  4. The New Tourism: Average rate for Wailea hotels tops $1,000 again
  5. To Keep Criminals on the Streets, Legislators Still Refusing to Fund New Hilo and Kona Jails
  6. Top officials don’t need big pay raise
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Sunday, March 26, 2023
March 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:47 PM :: 2485 Views
  1. Judge Orders Lawyer Otake Off Miske Case
  2. Politicians focus on their 65% Pay Hike--Ignore Property assessment hikes 
  3. Pay Hikes: Politicians have become privileged class
  4. Will Dela Cruz Slip Boondoggle back into Budget? Massive law-enforcement training center excessive
  5. ‘Visitor impact fee’ slush fund for Eco-Groups+
  6. Fast action, slow action or no action, our ills go unsolved
  7. Raise Medicaid payments to providers
  8. Homeless Criminal Behind Rash of Auto break-ins
  9. Henry Curtis Has Been A ‘Thorn In The Side’ Of Developers And Power Company Execs For 30 Years
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Saturday, March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 1836 Views
  1. VIDEO -- See For Yourself: Rep Pierick at Ewa Int School
  2. Dela Cruz Manipulation? Senate Rejects Green's Pick for DBEDT
  3. HART Seeks 9th Board Member
  4. Punished for Jacking up Electric Rates? Green loses another confirmation vote
  5. ‘Morally bankrupt’: Attorney blasts city push to get wrongful death suit in attack thrown out
  6. Collection agency ramps up against Oahu vacation rental violations
  7. Home, condo sales sink across Hawai‘i
  8. Bottled water distributed to hundreds after toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in Kunia well
  9. Focus on selling catalytic converters reduces theft
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Friday, March 24, 2023
March 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:27 PM :: 2285 Views
  1. Samoa: Biden's Giant Sanctuary Proposal Behind Back of Pacific Territories
  2. Rookie House Democrats Tout Bills
  3. Koko Head Archery Range reopening Friday, March 24 
  4. Hawaii Tax Burden 14.1% of Income -- 3rd-Highest in USA 
  5. Lancet: Hawaii Lowest COVID Death Rate--Highest Economic Impact
  6. The Number of People Killed by Police Officers in Hawaii in the Last 10 Years
  7. Another Bank of America Lawsuit Crashes and Burns
  8. Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Comment on Honolulu Harbor Modifications
  9. HB710: Which Felons Can Become Legislators?
  10. Good News: The First Responders Boondoggle Bill Is Dying
  11. Sen Fevella urges ouster of Republican representative over LGBTQ flags at Ewa Int. School
  12. HSTA: Our Gay Flag Rules Middle Schools
  13. Hawaii Board Of Education Approves Salary Boost For Complex Area Superintendents
  14. Mediation canceled before Honolulu landlord murder
  15. After spate of tragedies on Oahu roads, city prosecutor pushes for jail time in more traffic cases
  16. Four HPD officers plead not guilty in connection with horrific crash
  17. Maui’s mayor wants to buy company that controls water flow to thousands of acres
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Thursday, March 23, 2023
March 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:22 PM :: 1630 Views
  1. Hawaii’s pandemic learning loss recovery could take years
  2. Governor’s Embattled DBEDT Nominee Opts To Face A Full Senate Vote
  3. Hawaii Senate Delays Vote On Planning Director Nominee
  4. Cost of Aloha Stadium Rises to $1.49B
  5. Major state assets left to deteriorate
  6. Hawaii Is Close to Shutting Down Tourism Marketing Agency
  7. Lawmakers Agree On ‘Incoherent patchwork of Solutions’ To Funnel Affordable Housing Money to Cronies
  8. Legislature Kills Measures To Protect Parental Rights In Child Welfare Cases
  9. Shrooms Next: Hawaii Senators Approve Bill To Create Psychedelics Advisory Council To Prepare For Federal Legalization
  10. Hawaii and Guam service members brace for whopping COLA cuts
  11. ‘Progressives’ on Maui Council Obstruct Affordable Housing Project
  12. Maui HS Maybe Open in August--Pedestrian Bridge Will Cost … uh … $25M
  13. Hawaii hotel occupancy down--price up
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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:41 PM :: 2288 Views
  1. Hawaii 2nd-Worst Taxpayer ROI
  2. This Week’s Testimony from Grassroot Institute
  3. LIST: Proposed pay raise for these city officials
  4. Hawaii Senate President Remains Mum On The Turmoil In His Caucus
  5. Criminal Homeless Drug Addicts Chase Last Store out of Downtown
  6. Lum Crime Family News: Hawaii Senators’ favorite crook appeals sentence for illegally lobbying Trump
  7. Stadium Authority to hold special meeting on New Aloha Stadium Boondoggle
  8. HB1110: Bill could track drivers’ mileage, tax them per mile
  9. New class of DOCARE officers to hunt tourists, extract money
  10. Funding requests for the Big Isle’s hospitals slashed
  11. OHA Kaka'ako plans dead for session
  12. Maui County, state working on plan to open high school
  13. 40% of Hawaii regularly get seven hours or less a night
  14. Frequent Flier Hits Queens Twice This Month--Looking for #3, Gets Straub
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 1971 Views
  1. Critical Race Theory--Disagreement Among Hawaii House Republicans
  2. Will Senators Reject Green’s Nominee for State Planning Director?
  3. Should Imprisoned Prison Guard Get Back Pay, Reinstatement?
  4. SB45: School Counselors can Get TRO Ordering Parents away from their Own Children
  5. UPW votes to reject another Maui Health offer
  6. SB941: $185M for Teacher Housing
  7. Suspect involved in deadly hit-and-run of student back in court
  8. DOH: Red Hill families drank antifreeze, not just jet fuel in water
  9. Iolani Palace Site of Massive Festering Homeless Camp
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Monday, March 20, 2023
March 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:44 PM :: 3382 Views
  1. Abortion Bill Clears Final House Committee
  2. Republican Bills On The Move
  3. CNHA Hands out $130M COVID Money
  4. ‘20 Minutes’ Movie - Atheist and Believer Face Final Twenty Minutes of Their Life in Hawaii
  5. More Plead Guilty in Sovereignty-Related Tax Fraud Scheme
  6. Saiki: Rep Aiu’s side-gig as Nan Corporate Counsel ‘is a feature of Hawaii’s part-time citizen legislature’
  7. Kakaako Makai: OHA Glass ‘Half-Empty’
  8. Next Boondoggle: ‘Hotel’ part of Plans for ‘first-responders base’ in Mililani
  9. School Councils Are Supposed To Be The Local School Boards In Hawaii. But They’re Hit Or Miss
  10. HHS sued by Hawaii hospitals over 'delayed' Medicare DSH payments
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Sunday, March 19, 2023
March 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:59 PM :: 1797 Views
  1. After Jacking up Property Taxes, Mayor, Honolulu City Council asking big raises from handpicked panel
  2. SB397: Hawaii may boost Medicaid payments to help patients access care
  3. Two Years After remodel--Feds find Kona Community Hospital Pharmacy Unsanitary
  4. Hawai‘i Convention Center needs more than $15M quick fix for leaks
  5. House Committee Approves 13 Ethics Reform Bills
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Saturday, March 18, 2023
March 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:06 PM :: 1654 Views
  1. HB126: Increase the penalty for high-profile bribery cases    
  2. Hawaii is 'Paradise' — So Why the Doctor Shortage?
  3. Blangiardi will sign ‘sensitive places’ firearms ban into law
  4. Rail testing, repairs expected ahead of paid service
  5. Drug smuggling remains a problem at Kaua‘i jail
  6. Paia Homeless:   Armed conflicts and lots of body fluids
  7. Toxic Red Hill spill in 2019 came before anti-AFFF hysteria
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Friday, March 17, 2023
March 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:04 PM :: 1770 Views
  1. SB490: State’s new Department of Law Enforcement grabs for Honolulu PD Territory on DHHL Lands
  2. Senators Reject Governor’s Pick For Economy Chief But Give Thumbs-Up To New DHHL Director     
  3. The Hawaii Tourism Authority Is A Step Closer To Being Dissolved
  4. Hu Honua News: Senate Bill to Disrupt PUC Approval Process is Dead
  5. Dwayne Yuen’s child pornography indictment: Is there more to come?
  6. Computer science mandate for Hawaii public schools?
  7. Navy discloses another Red Hill spill of Fire Fighting Foam
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Thursday, March 16, 2023
March 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:46 PM :: 1978 Views
  1. Kali Watson Tried to Stiff DHHL for $136K Rent
  2. High court decides two cases involving Maunakea
  3. Activists Try to Stop Kauai Hydro Project Set to Provide 25% of Island’s Power
  4. Honolulu City Council passes bill designating gun-free areas
  5. Bill reinstating process to indict violent offenders awaits governor’s signature
  6. HB1439: Keep Deadbeats in Apartments
  7. Needles Glass and Feces: Waikiki Beach Bum Removal Operation Begins Friday 2AM
  8. ‘Unfair’: City plan to restrict commercial activities at parks hits opposition
  9. Vacasa Hawaii Vacation Rentals Tank Amid New Warnings and Losses
  10. COVID Money Flow Ends for Working Poor
  11. Sentencing is delayed in government theft case
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Wednesday, March 15, 2023
March 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:32 PM :: 2771 Views
  1. Aloha Stadium News: DBEDT’s New Deputy Chief is Business Partner of Senator Dela Cruz  
  2. Ing gets more time to prepare for campaign spending violation case
  3. Honolulu rail interim opening this summer
  4. Five Perfectly Good Telescopes to be Ripped off of Mauna Kea to Satisfy Activists
  5. BLNR to Hotels: Surrender Yourselves to the Sea
  6. HB132 Would Eliminate Election Audits--Dies in Committee
  7. Students, parents rally as roadblocks continue for opening Kulanihako’i High School
  8. Student Says he was Raped by UH Professor and Three Grad Students
  9. Probation sought for ex-U.S. worker in $35,000 theft case
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023
March 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 1645 Views
  1. Supreme Court Rejects Hu Honua -- Scheme Would Add $10.97 to monthly electric bill
  2. State begins Maunakea transfer from UH with newly nominated stewardship team
  3. Economic cost of 3 years of COVID-19
  4. HPD chief: 38 concealed-carry gun permits approved so far
  5. In The Line Of Duty? Kealoha Ruling Raises Questions About Public’s Obligation To Cops
  6. Can courts order involuntary treatment for chronically homeless individuals?
  7. Convicted rapist who ‘reclaimed’ DHHL land step up pressure campaign ... with a bulldozer
  8. Wait times back to normal at Hilo Airport following issue at security checkpoint
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Monday, March 13, 2023
March 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:50 PM :: 1420 Views
  1. Jail Takes 1,000 Homeless Off Oahu Streets
  2. HB817: Hawaii Legislative Hearing on Pro Hu Honua Bill
  3. Honolulu City Council begins overhaul of land use ordinance
  4. State works to address long delays in issuing birth certificates, other vital records
  5. False to say UH athletic committee is not diverse
  6. Hawaii jobless rates higher than reported
  7. More Homeless Kauhale Planned
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Sunday, March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:44 PM :: 3108 Views
  1. Your Property Tax Hike at Work--253% Pay Hike for Tommy Waters?
  2. Plenty Of Legislators Support Term Limits. So Why Won't They Let The Public Vote On Them?
  3. New stadium sees more political games than sports events
  4. Stadium?  UH Wise to Invest in TC Ching
  5. Maui’s Kulanihakoi High School is empty and stuck in bureaucratic limbo
  6. After Years, Waianae Homeless Camp has only an A-Frame and a plan
  7. Miske Case: Judge To Decide If Defense Attorney’s Removal Should Stand
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Saturday, March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:28 PM :: 2522 Views
  1. Land Board Sidesteps Eminent Domain Law: Tries to steal shoreline land without compensation to owner        
  2. Land Board Threatens to let Kaanapali Hotels Fall into Sea
  3. Malasada News: DPP requests $34.6M budget to staff, turn around agency
  4. Judge denies bid to dismiss Kaneshiro case charges
  5. Ethics reform at Capitol?
  6. Eliminate GE Tax on Medical Care? Saiki Sets up Tough Road for SB1035
  7. This Year’s Roof Repair Sales Pitch: ‘Convention Center about to be Condemned’
  8. Emergency SNAP Benefits End Next Month
  9. As Hawaiʻi's minimum wage rises, some lawmakers want to scrap the tip credit        
  10. Maui settles civil suit tied to officer convicted of sex crimes
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Friday, March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:25 PM :: 1514 Views
  1. Hawaii Real personal income declined more than 6 percent last year
  2. New stadium wouldn’t be able to support itself
  3. It’s not your imagination: The price of rice is way up
  4. Punaluu homeowner faces $188K fine for shoreline violations
  5. Waiahole Valley tenants get reprieves over rent
  6. Citizens patrols in Waikiki are making a difference
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Thursday, March 9, 2023
March 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 AM :: 2427 Views
  1. Who will be fooled? COR ‘projection’ becomes instant excuse to eliminate tax cuts
  2. $773M Pure Waste: HART proposes $108.9 million operating budget for fiscal 2024 plus another $95M to operate trains and $569M to build tracks
  3. House Budget Gives Millions More to Crooked HTA
  4. ‘Creating Positions’--New Law Enforcement Director Plan focuses on replacing Private Security Guards with Sheriffs
  5. Roth on health care crisis: ’A matter of life or death’
  6. Beth Fukumoto: We Passed Crisis Level With Mental Health Services A Long Time Ago
  7. Kauai North Shore Tops List of Anti-Vaxxer Schools
  8. County code changes might be needed before Hawaii County’s Corrupt ‘Affordable’ Housing Program can be fully improved
  9. City clears trash from homeless encampments in Waianae
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:39 PM :: 1984 Views
  1. Watered Down GET bill clears state Senate--House Version Dead
  2. High Court: Former HPD Chief Kealoha was not entitled to city legal representation
  3. Miske co-defendant pleads “no contest” to state felony assault charges
  4. Dozens Of Sunshine Bills Survive Session’s Halfway Mark
  5. Council on Revenues Suddenly Makes $328M Disappear
  6. Tax relief measure aimed at helping farmers advances
  7. Hydrogen -- Fossil Fuel’s ‘Solution’ for Climate Change
  8. Navy provides details on surveys for repurposing Red Hill
  9. Honolulu Medical Examiner backlog of reports causing death certificate delays
  10. Permanent, affordable housing for former women inmates
  11. Honolulu Police officer arrested for violating temporary restraining order
  12. Lefties Claim Homelessness is Caused by Evictions not Methamphetamines, LOL
  13. $600 A Month In Kakaako Gets Seniors Mold, Shocks And The Smell Of Death
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Letters to the Editor March, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 2:37 AM :: 2839 Views
  • HB1291: The Ghost of Peter Boy is Waiting
  • How One Dentist Stays in Hawaii
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
March 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 1680 Views
  1. Link home exemption to increase in home values
  2. Changing tax credit to portion of income would help Oahu homeowners
  3. Time running out at Legislature for bills hoping to make it to the governor's desk
  4. How Police Department Spending in Hawaii Compares to Other States
  5. FBI Raids 800-Person Cockfight--Four Arrested
  6. Hawaii Meth Supplier Gets 24 Years for $5.5M COVID Fraud
  7. Tax Hike set for Senate Vote
  8. Hawaii lawmakers kill excise food tax exemption
  9. SB1035: Senate to Vote on Eliminating GE Tax on Medical Care
  10. Report: Teacher Turnover Increases Sharply In Hawaii
  11. Guards: PSD Covers Up Drug Use At Hawaii’s Largest Prison
  12. Soft on Crime: DNA Match but Alleged Killer Walks Free
  13. Gov. Josh Green ‘simplifying’ Aloha Stadium P3 plan-now stuck with ownership of this boondoggle
  14. Local zoning reform is hot topic at federal level, too
  15. How to Stop Affordable Housing
  16. Lease dispute escalates over state land in Hilo
  17. ‘Nobody Wants To Sell’: An Iconic Honolulu Church Makes A Difficult Decision
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Monday, March 6, 2023
March 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:21 PM :: 4470 Views
  1. Honolulu Rehab Boss got $500K Salary and Absconded to Colorado with Miss Hawaii--Stiffed Employees for $452K, Federal Probe Finds
  2. Not Dead Yet--Government Reform Bills Still Moving At The Legislature
  3. Green Says he Will Sign Bills To Make Hawaii Government More Open--If Legislature Approves Them
  4. Pension fund exec optimistic despite $13.5B shortfall
  5. As Marijuana Becomes Legal, Tobacco is Outlawed
  6. Unlicensed midwives push to practice in the islands without getting certified
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Sunday, March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:06 PM :: 1870 Views
  1. State $2B Surplus: Taxation without Reason
  2. SB741: Keep DHHL Beneficiaries Trapped on Waitlist
  3. Transgender athletes “impulsive decisions based on the fear of being politically incorrect”
  4. 7 Things Hawaii Lawmakers Could Do Now To Vastly Improve The Legislative Process--But Won’t
  5. Red Hill Not Really Shut Down?
  6. Hawaiians Moving to Las Vegas--No problem, there are still enough here to keep protesting
  7. Public rallies to ‘Save Kaka’ako Makai’
  8. Former athletic director at Mililani High allegedly stole $60,000 from school booster club
  9. Soft on Crime: Judge dismisses 23-year-old murder case
  10. Jails Crowded with Criminal Homeless Drug Addicts
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Saturday, March 4, 2023
March 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 3217 Views
  1. Hawaii Cult Leader behind Mainland Child Kidnappings?
  2. Bribe: Oahu homeowners to possibly receive one-time property tax relief
  3. Council Bill 4 -- 14% Tax on Taxing transient vacation units
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Friday, March 3, 2023
March 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:50 PM :: 3974 Views
  1. Kakaako Kickback in Plain Sight: DelaCruz Slips OHA $84M--He will get it back via DTL
  2. Maui PD Can’t Protect Hate Criminals from Feds--Get 6 1/2 Years in FEDERAL Penitentiary
  3. HECO Plan will Triple Electric Bill
  4. New Aloha Stadium May Be Smaller As Green Rejects Original Development Plan
  5. New Mauna Kea Authority Tussles With DLNR Over Conservation Lands
  6. Why is $16M Waianae police station partially empty?
  7. Charter school students rally for their campus as BOE examines oversight concerns
  8. Military Stonewalling On Controversial Diversity Official Leading K-12 Schools
  9. Public housing agency struggling with $800 million repair backlog as hundreds of units remain vacant
  10. After volunteer-driven repairs, air rescues at Koko Crater Trail cut in half
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Thursday, March 2, 2023
March 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 3698 Views
  1. Cayetano Dumped Kali Watson After DHHL Secret Land Deals
  2. Lawsuit: Kali Watson Boat Runs Over Surfer off Waikiki
  3. Maui: Shovel-Wielding Hate Crime Attackers Protected by Maui PD to be Sentenced by FEDERAL Judge Today
  4. UH Board of Regents to hold special session on president amid leadership criticism
  5. Campaign Spending Violations: Kaniela Ing to be Arraigned March 14
  6. Help Hawaii’s Governor Keep His Promise To Stop Taxing Food
  7. Hawaii’s legislative leaders assess big issues at session midpoint
  8. To expedite building permit process on Oahu, Tupola proposes updates to exemption list
  9. Another Step Towards Windfarms Off Waikiki
  10. Extra pandemic EBT benefits ending this month for 156,000 Hawaii residents
  11. Maui County Sat On $8 Million That Could Have Helped Struggling Homeowners
  12. Soft on Crime: 2009 Burglary-Rape Whittled Down to ‘Time Served’ because Defendant Felt Anxiety
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
March 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:55 PM :: 2754 Views
  1. One Guy’s Honolulu Fireworks Cases Always Get Dismissed
  2. Soft on Crime: Meth-head Rapes Mother, Gets Time Served
  3. Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Steve Alm seeks pay raises
  4. No Property Taxes for Movie Studio?
  5. With property taxes set to rise, Honolulu seeks to Copy Maui County
  6. No Surprise: Maui County’s 5,000-home goal could take much longer
  7. Lawmakers debate funding demands for ‘safety net hospitals’ as one facility issues stark warning
  8. Lawmakers ask for DOE performance audit following Kihei High School delays
  9. Hide the Failure: DoE, Kapela Working to Eliminate Standardized Testing
  10. State-run retirement program off to slow start
  11. Hu Honua News: Legislature Proposes Micromanaging the Public Utilities Commission
  12. Election Day May Soon Be Out As A State Holiday--Will be Replaced by NotColumbus Day
  13. HB1294: Require Candidates to Use Real Name
  14. Accused Russian ‘Spy’ Says he Just Wants to Pay His Bills

 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
February 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:47 PM :: 1636 Views
  1. ‘Audacious’ tax relief plan advances at Hawaii Legislature
  2. Gov. Green puts cost of new Aloha Stadium at ‘under $500M’, LOL!
  3. Senate Committee Passes Honolulu Rail Tax Extension--Dela Cruz Claims it is a ‘Mistake’
  4. Hawaii's state population is expected to continue its steady decline
  5. Who Pockets Hawaii Visitors’ Money May Surprise You
  6. Early Release Story: Lunatic Kills Vagrant Outside Police Station, City Gets Sued
  7. HB1366: Another Trick to Keep Lots and Lots of Criminals on our Streets
  8. Hawaiian Airlines’ COVID vaccine mandate challenge set for trial
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Monday, February 27, 2023
February 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:50 PM :: 1684 Views
  1. Filipino Americans Making it out of Hawaii
  2. Another Miske Co-Defendant tries for Release Again
  3. Can raised crosswalks really cost so much?
  4. Contract for Red Hill facility alternatives is an enigma
  5. SB72 Hu Honua Bill on the Move
  6. Bills aim to add ‘tiny home’ sites for homeless
  7. Mayor Rick Blangiardi offers 5-point homeless plan for Oahu 
  8. Honokowai condo evades shoreline access requirement for 45 years
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Sunday, February 26, 2023
February 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 2140 Views
  1. What’s not to like about a $72,348 part-time job with the right to take lucrative outside gigs from special interests?
  2. Unsteady, Unfocused, Thoughtless: Green’s Amateurish Agenda Finished for Session
  3. DHHL, Aloha Stadium spending could trigger COVID aid payback
  4. Hawaii County response to affordable housing credits audit
  5. Business owners voice concerns over proposed district
  6. $50M Subsidy for Waiahole Valley?
  7. Starting at Age 10: Hawaii Media Outlets help Raise $150K for Honolulu Juvenile Sex-Change Clinic
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Saturday, February 25, 2023
February 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 PM :: 2123 Views
  1. Tale of Two Systems: State Wouldn’t Charge Alleged Child Molester, Feds Won’t Give Him Bail
  2. HB84: Allows Counties to Reverse TVR permits from 1980s
  3. De-Covidization: Cheating on Medicaid to be Illegal Again Starting April 1
  4. Hawaii Tourism Authority turnover continues as another top exec resigns
  5. Schizophrenics Kill Three in Hawaii
  6. Maoists Rally for Abortion Attacker
  7. Hawaiian homesteaders on Molokai say spill of hundreds of gallons of fuel made them ill
  8. 'It's a health hazard' -- Dilapidated restrooms, sinking piers plague Maui harbor
  9. Following state’s costly missteps, parents push for solution to safely open new Kihei high school
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Friday, February 24, 2023
February 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:20 PM :: 2072 Views
  1. After Years of Campaign Spending Violations, Kaniela Ing Finally gets some Criminal Charges
  2. Rep. Gene Ward: ‘Reform Proposals Will Be Very Disappointing This Session’
  3. Oahu public charter faces closure following questions about online learning, enrollment
  4. Former Punahou Coach pleads 'not guilty' for child sex crimes allegations
  5. Hawaii hospitals at full capacity even with drop in COVID patients
  6. Failing infrastructure threatens future of only hospital that serves West Hawaii
  7. Lanai residents invited to virtual meeting on proposed 357% water rate hike
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Thursday, February 23, 2023
February 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 3007 Views
  1. After Indictments, Al Hee Took $9M More
  2. After Bribery Arrests: House Adopts New Rules
  3. DHHL Redux: This time Green nominates Kali Watson
  4. Hawaii Household Bills Among Highest in USA
  5. New report urges licensure reform to boost ranks of medical workers
  6. GET exemption bills move forward
  7. Big Island Prison Guard In Federal Prison--Got Fired, But HLRB Orders him Reinstated with Back Pay
  8. After Driving Anderson Out, DeLaCruz Pushes Geothermal Scam for Hawaiian Homelands
  9. Better Background Checks Proposed For Certain State Employees
  10. Conveyance Tax Hike: SB362 Vehicle to Steal Your Money
  11. HB820: Hawaii Vacation Rental Tax Total Of 33% On the Move
  12. Last Round Of Honolulu Covid Relief Money Released--CNHA Gets Another $25M Slush Fund
  13. Judge: Miske Can Keep A Key Defense Attorney
  14. Media Blackout?  Attorney for Miske co-defendant wrongly predicted a “flurry of publicity”
  15. 20% of fatal crashes involve unlicensed drivers
  16. Lobbyist Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Clinic Drug Charges
  17. $4.5M -- Council OKs first settlement in police chase that prompted felony probe
  18. City Measure To Restrict Concealed Guns In Some Areas Moves Ahead After Council Vote
  19. Gun-Free Zones May Work. Just Don't Ask For Proof
  20. Group: Cost to convert cesspools on Big Island would be exorbitant
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 2842 Views
  1. Green’s AG says Senators Have no Authority Over Nominees
  2. Anderson Remains Interim DHHL Chair, AG’s Office Says
  3. Hawaii Car Insurance Would Cost More Under Legislation Pushed By Trial Lawyers
  4. OIP Delays Are Worse Than Ever
  5. Honolulu police chief pleads with drivers to slow down after ‘rough week’ on Oahu’s roads
  6. OHA: Hawaiians are Leaving Hawaii so Lets Jack up their Electric Bills Some More
  7. Rhoads: Give Millions More to Released Convicts
  8. Lawmakers find talking about legalizing recreational weed and doing it are very different things
  9. Military Families In Hawaii Could Soon Have An Easier Time Finding Schools
  10. The Decades-Old Debate Over Breaking Up Hawaii’s Statewide School System
  11. Vacation Rentals Are In The Hawaii Legislature’s Crosshairs
  12. DOH Computer Crashes During ‘Upgrade’, COVID Numbers Not Available
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