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Tuesday, March 21, 2023
March 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 1986 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 :: 3410 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 :: 1817 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 :: 1674 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 :: 1797 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 :: 2002 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 :: 2800 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 :: 1667 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 :: 1434 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 :: 3132 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 :: 2559 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 :: 1532 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 :: 2450 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 :: 2006 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 :: 2851 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 :: 1699 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 :: 4500 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 :: 1889 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 :: 3281 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 :: 4019 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 :: 3717 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 :: 2778 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 :: 1653 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 :: 1710 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 :: 2156 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 :: 2146 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 :: 2097 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 :: 3036 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 :: 2870 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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Tuesday, February 21, 2023
February 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:22 PM :: 1706 Views
  1. Legislature: Devils, Idiots, and Snarky Kims
  2. Should Hawaii’s Legislature Meet Year-Round?
  3. Hirono Plans Another Run For US Senate
  4. The Military's Public Information Black Hole
  5. Recent string of injuries involving HPD officers on duty are ‘troubling,’ authorities say
  6. Soft on Crime: Traffic Scofflaws Kill Three
  7. Several restaurants announce closures amid staffing issues
  8. City fined after investigation revealed it didn’t provide gun range staff with proper PPE
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Monday, February 20, 2023
February 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 PM :: 1579 Views
  1. Probe ongoing in 10 likely felony charges against officers
  2. Gov. Josh Green requests additional $2.5B for state budget
  3. Green requests $45M to reimburse physicians who treat Medicaid patients
  4. Council passes bill for organic standards, regulations at Kula Agricultural Park
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Sunday, February 19, 2023
February 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:36 PM :: 2466 Views
  1. Judiciary Chair Tarnas ‘a key ingredient in the formula for corruption’
  2. Logan: I just found out I can’t fire dirty cops
  3. UH Power Game: Mercado Kim’s Next Move?
  4. Star-Adv: HTA Problem is DeFries Bumbling of CNHA Bid Rigging
  5. HB1049 Tax Relief: Invest in families to help them stay here
  6. Kauai Council to Select Replacement for Evslin
  7. Big Island gun case tests high court ruling
  8. Bills propose lowering drunken driving threshold to 0.05%
  9. Bum Removal: Waikiki Beach to be Closed 2AM-5AM to reduce feces and needles
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Saturday, February 18, 2023
February 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 2804 Views
  1. Abercrombie: “You’re an idiot!”
  2. Hawaii Dodges Bullet by Rejecting Anderson
  3. Suspect in fatal hit-and-run has no driver’s license, 164 citations--‘Released Pending Investigation’--AGAIN
  4. Hawaii Lobbyist Charged With Vet Clinic Drug Violations
  5. HB745: Equal Pay for Transsexuals
  6. $50M to Subsidize 93 Waiahole Valley Renters
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Friday, February 17, 2023
February 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 1806 Views
  1. Hanabusa: Feds Have Still Not Agreed to Cut Rail Short
  2. Honolulu’s Rail Line Readies To Open 1st Section In ‘June-ish’ — Or Maybe July
  3. Religious observances by Hawaii’s school employees are OK’d
  4. Doomed in House, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kakaako Makai bill advances in Senate
  5. Medicated Marijuana Dispensaries Behind Opposition to Legalization of Recreational Dope?
  6. Phoney Baloney: Hawaii Senator Votes ‘No’ Then ‘Yes’ To Legalize Marijuana
  7. DLNR clears Makua Beach encampment of Sovereignty Thug
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Thursday, February 16, 2023
February 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:40 PM :: 2645 Views
  1. Ethics: Clerk at AGs Office Fed Info to Lawyer Suing Crooked Sheriff for Sex Assault
  2. Shining a Light on the Legislature--Do Anti-Corruption Bills Have a Chance?
  3. Green Appoints Evslin, LaChica to House
  4. DHHL Nomination Withdrawn: 'Evasive' Anderson 'Misrepresents Commission'
  5. DoH: Hawaii among highest hepatitis B death rates nationwide
  6. Hawaii Families Spend 62.3% of Income on Mortgage--Highest in USA
  7. DLNR--Build Parking Garage at Ala Wai
  8. Hawaii Ranks 39th for Innovation
  9. Hawaii ACT Scores 10th-Worst in USA
  10. Abercrombie: OHA Should Stop Lying About Kakaako Makai Deal
  11. One Down 19 to Go: Which Green Nominee will Senators Kill Next?
  12. Legislators Latest ‘Affordable Housing Bill’--a Tax Hike on Houses
  13. Red Hill families forced to stay in hotels amid tainted water crisis hit with huge tax bills
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Wednesday, February 15, 2023
February 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:25 PM :: 3087 Views
  1. New Aloha Stadium will be built of Steel Recycled from Old Aloha Stadium, LOL!
  2. Otake to be Disqualified in Another Corruption Case?
  3. HB106: Crooked DPP will Seize Your Property
  4. SB911: Sen Karl Rhoads and Megan Kau want Convicted Felons to Serve on Juries
  5. Exposed:  City program to ban repeat offenders from Waikiki is Fake
  6. Manini News: Legislature Looks To Tweak Internal Rules To Accommodate Ethics Reform
  7. Alleged cocaine dealer received COVID relief loan
  8. Tracking Hawai‘i Homeowners Who are Equity Rich or Seriously Underwater
  9. Soaring fuel surcharges boost HEI’s revenue over $1B
  10. Downed Chinese balloon aimed for Hawaii but was blown off course -U.S. official
  11. Commission on Native Children’s Hawaii Regional Hearing begins today
  12. American Samoa youth allowed to remain in Hawaii Youth Challenge program after outcry
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
February 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 1784 Views
  1. Will Senate Committee Reject Union Owned DHHL Nominee Ikaika Anderson today?
  2. City hopes to reopen Oahu’s only public shooting range by next month
  3. About the Occupied Forces Hawaii Army “warship”
  4. Court rejects appeal of Miske co-defendant’s 2018 conviction
  5. Soft on Crime: Killer Gets Two years--Shockingly, he is Wanted Again
  6. Hawaii’s Innovative Plan To Manage Marine Resources Is Being Quietly Rolled Back
  7. Homelessness Industry Looks to City for Cash Flow
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Monday, February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:45 PM :: 1312 Views
  1. 2,000 appeals received disputing current Honolulu property tax assessments
  2. How Just One Person Gets To Decide Important Issues Like Term Limits
  3. SB678: Homelessness Industry Wants to Tax Your House to Line Their Pockets
  4. Hawaii lawmakers weigh bills creating gun-free zones
  5. Hawaii Senators Approve Bill To Promote Research Into Legalizing Shrooms and Ecstasy
  6. HB1165: Carbon Offsets Have Created A new Industry -- Suing Carbon Offset Scams
  7. Many Hawaii schoolkids going without routine vaccinations as Antivaxxer Conspiracy Theories Spread
  8. Hawaii’s lodging industry workers missing out, expert says
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Sunday, February 12, 2023
February 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 2171 Views
  1. Silvert: State Laws Don’t Prohibit Corruption
  2. Court documents disclose Miske’s alleged “purchase” of stevedore jobs, and ties to a prison guard at OCCC
  3. Over the last 45 years, there have been more than 80 unsolved missing persons cases on Kaua‘i
  4. Lawmakers Announce Plan to Kill Green tax Cuts, Green Agrees
  5. Self-interested state legislators duck term limits once again
  6. HB89: Ban all elected officials from soliciting and accepting any campaign donations while the Legislature is in session
  7. Saiki, Morikawa:  Give More Money to Stop OHA Whining About Kakaako Makai settlement
  8. Not on Board with Aloha Stadium Boondoggle: Key state senators call for University of Hawaii President Lassner to resign
  9. Births decline: Several factors contribute to drop in Hawaii-born babies
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Saturday, February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2293 Views
  1. Bribery News: Ex-Mayor Arakawa Asks Judge to go easy on Stant
  2. Alleged Crime Boss Mike Miske Just Lost One Of His Longtime Defense Attorneys
  3. DHHL News: Will Senate reject Union-Owned Ikaika Anderson?
  4. SB1602: Hawaii Bill to Intimidate Activists is Killed
  5. Liquor Commission Implodes After Gay Bar Complains
  6. State to pay out $450K to man who alleged DOE officer sexually assaulted him in 1970s
  7. Illegal gun range in Waianae highlights lack of shooting ranges on Oahu
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Friday, February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 1560 Views
  1. After Bribery Arrests, A few Ethics Bills Advance--But Most Don’t
  2. Hawaii Is Short Medical Workers. Interstate Compacts are part of the Solution
  3. Catch-n-Release: Various criminal acts would be subject to fines instead of arrests
  4. HB111: Give counties authority to raise their minimum wage
  5. Bill to tax gambling travel from Hawaii passes committee
  6. New Maui High School May Sit for Years After DOE Finally Agrees To Build Overpass 10 Years Late
  7. Textbooks for the Blind: Another DoE Fail
  8. Hawaii preschool at center of contentious dispute with state closes its doors
  9. 50 Years Later, Waiahole Residents May be forced to pay rent
  10. S. Africa rugby player killed by Hawaii police had acute CTE
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Thursday, February 9, 2023
February 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 2407 Views
  1. Governor Green called to testify in beheading case -- media silent
  2. SB736: Unity House Felon Leads OHA Push to Upzone Kakaako Makai
  3. Hawaii has ‘biggest loophole in any pay-to-play law around the country’
  4. Hawaii is the Only State where Parole Authority sets Minimum Sentences
  5. Feds: State did nothing for 20 Years about ‘prolific, aggressive child predator’ ex-Punahou basketball coach
  6. DOH investigator describes video of toxic fire suppressant spill
  7. HB537: 70% Tax Hike for E-Cigs
  8. HB828: Free school bus legislation rolls on
  9. Business district pushback: Property owners, tenants voice concerns about proposal for downtown Hilo
  10. The skyrocketing price of eggs has shoppers choosing local
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
February 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:01 PM :: 3967 Views
  1. HB1146: Statewide Carbon Tax Designed to Support Big Island Hu Honua Scam?
  2. Senators find DCCA Office Empty, Lights Out--Afraid to Make HGEA  Members Show Up for Work
  3. SB720: Hawaii Senators Move To Keep Public Records Secret
  4. Kaneshiro Lawyers -- Our Client Should Get Away with Frame-up Due to Statute of Limitations
  5. Settlement reached for 4 injured in high-speed police chase-- Police ‘Thinking like criminals’
  6. SB350 Crime Wave Coming: Will Green Sign Cash Bail Bill Vetoes by Ige?
  7. Her child care business was a labor of love ― until she couldn’t make a living with it
  8. Pandering to Ignorance Deemed Unconstitutional: Bills Blaming ‘Outsiders’ for High Cost of Housing -- Dead
  9. UH to Bulldoze Charter School, Build Condos
  10. HB1366: Should State take over HTLA program to fly bums back to Mainland?
  11. Red Light Cams Issue 763 Tickets
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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
February 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 PM :: 1103 Views
  1. Bills Would Establish Process to Incarcerate Mentally Ill in Asylums
  2. This homeless shelter for families has the money to reopen and the need. So why hasn’t it yet?
  3. Bills Would Force Hawaii To Seek Court Orders In Many Child Welfare Cases
  4. For the first time in 19 months, the median price for an Oahu home is under $1M
  5. Haleakala Fuel Spill Caused by Lightning Strike
  6. Oahu Women’s Prison May Have To Install Cameras In Control Booths
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Monday, February 6, 2023
February 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:32 PM :: 1244 Views
  1. Many Tax Hikes on Legislative Agenda
  2. Legislators Figuring out how to Kill Affordable Housing without leaving Fingerprints
  3. Tackling teacher shortages: Bill aims to ease licensing process for out-of-state educators
  4. OHA’s Totally Futile Effort to Up Zone Kakaako Makai
  5. Rep. Natalia Hussey-Burdick: How To Reform Government Without Even Passing New Laws
  6. Affordable Housing; Who needs another useless plan?
  7. Mentally Ill Person Dies Homeless Due to Lack of Mental Health care on Big Island
  8. State Employees Close Octopus center in Kona so they will stop being annoyed by Animal Liberation Nuts
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Sunday, February 5, 2023
February 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:00 PM :: 2256 Views
  1. Tourism Management?  Hawaii Hotel Construction Boom Biggest Since 1970s
  2. HB1375: Convert Hawaii Tourism Authority to a CNHA Slush Fund
  3. New Hawaii DBEDT director ‘fighting fires’ or fanning flames?
  4. Spent $60K at Hostess Bars: Decade In Prison For ‘Brazen’ Maui Official Who Took Bribes?
  5. DINO News: The Democratic Party Platform Calls For Serious Government Reform. So Why Are Democrats Reluctant To Do It?
  6. An important week in the case against Mike Miske and his co-defendants
  7. Suspect Shot by Police has 13-Year Criminal Transcript, got Probation
  8. Prohibition Again: A generational ban on tobacco?
  9. Not Taking Seriously: Few schools have undergone vulnerability assessments meant to ID campus weaknesses
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Saturday, February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:32 PM :: 1790 Views
  1. Lawmakers eye tax relief proposals as residents grapple with rising costs for medical care, groceries
  2. Agenda 2023: Hawaii Legislature Transgender Bills
  3. Money News: Fuel spill reignites activist histrionics over military’s land lease
  4. DNA testing leaves Dana Ireland murder unsolved
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Friday, February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:15 PM :: 2293 Views
  1. ‘Asset Tax’ Advances--Legislature will Steal 1% of Everything you Own Every Year 
  2. Native Hawaiian Home Loan Program Won’t Fund Mortgages on Sites Littered with Unexploded Bombs -- Star Adv Calls this Racial Discrimination, LOL!
  3. Hawaii Tourism Harpooned As Residents Abandon Ship
  4. Occupancy for Hawaii vacation rentals in 2022 remained below pre-Covid levels
  5. Man who ran over woman with stroller was not locked up for previous attacks
  6. Gaming the System: Hit-and-run defendant Jared Denault tries to withdraw plea
  7. Deputy Prosecutor With History Of Neighbor Problems No Longer Employed By Hawaii County
  8. Council to Pick Next Maui County Clerk
  9. Another setback for Ka‘u satellite dish project
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Thursday, February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 1476 Views
  1. VIDEO: FBI Raids Home of former Punahou Basketball Coach
  2. Alleged Chinatown Pimp Indicted
  3. Who is having abortions in Hawaii?
  4. Marine Debris Found in Stomach of Stranded Kauai Sperm Whale
  5. Proposed Short Term Rental Regs Could Harm Big Island Farmers, Economy.
  6. Hawaii GOP Chair, Vice-Chair Suddenly Resign
  7. City reaches $2.85M settlement with central victim in Kealoha corruption scandal
  8. In wake of Memphis case, commission grills HPD chief about slow discipline for officers accused of wrongdoing
  9. Criminals Usually Allowed to Return to Waikiki and Chinatown
  10. Hawaii Lawmakers Pretend to Show Interest in Limiting Their Own Political Fundraising
  11. Is Hawaii Government Effective? It’s Hard To Tell
  12. Hawai’i Senate’s Hu Honua Bill Faces Opposition
  13. Room for Shrooms? Psychedelics Bills Filed Hawaii Legislature 
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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 1672 Views
  1. After state senator compares housing chief to the devil, Gov. Green files harassment complaint
  2. After years on the beach, these Native Hawaiians occupied a housing complex. Some got to stay
  3. Legislators: Turn Hawaii Tourism Authority into CNHA Slush Fund
  4. HB87: Recycling was a Lie so lets Ban Plastic Water Bottles
  5. Miske Lawyers Think they can get the jury they want in Las Vegas
  6. 13 Years Later Hilario Murder Case Begins with Court-Mandated Juror Intimidation
  7. Discipline report reveals cellblock beating in which officers were fired for excessive force, falsifying reports
  8. SHOPO Continues Effort to Oust Maui’s Outsider Chief--Latest tactic sex harassment suits
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