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Friday, October 13, 2023
October 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 1475 Views
  1. Maui: Water Meters Taken from Fire Victims
  2. How Could Officials Not Have Known?  911 calls from deadly Lahaina wildfire show residents' terror and panic
  3. How Will The Maui Strong Fund Be Spent?
  4. Public Utilities Commission Seeks to Understand HECO`s Plans
  5. OSHA demands answers on alleged hazards at Red Hill days before defueling set to begin
  6. After Lahaina, Makakilo Residents Press Harder For Another Exit Off Their Hill
  7. Hilo Hospital opens bum flop for homeless discharged patients
  8. Catalytic converter theft drops dramatically with new law
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Thursday, October 12, 2023
October 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:56 PM :: 1226 Views
  1. Only 25% of Fire-Related Unemployment Claims Approved, DLIR Blames ‘Rampant Fraud’
  2. Lahaina fire Survivors Most Common reason for being evicted from Hotels--Cooking Indoors with Kerosene
  3. Misperceptions, different occupancies hurting Maui hotel workers
  4. Lahaina Teachers Have To ‘Start From Scratch’ As Schools Prepare To Reopen
  5. Maui Council Can Legally Force MECO to Insulate Power Lines
  6. Blangiardi Builds His War Chest
  7. Rail Changes Planned For Kakaako Mean Fewer Trees, More Buses
  8. Council to pick Office of Council Services director in Secret
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
October 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:13 PM :: 3224 Views
  1. Hawaii Among Five Worst 'Sinkhole States'
  2. DoH Approves Red Hill Defueling Plan
  3. Mafia News: Andy Winer Law Partner ‘a lock’ on Supreme Court Nomination
  4. 54.5% rate hike proposed: Honolulu water bills going up
  5. Two Months later: Maui County still won't say who was in charge during Lahaina fire
  6. Some Maui emergency sirens didn’t sound during the Oct. 2 test--‘repairs can take months’
  7. A studio for $3,000 a month? Skyrocketing Maui rents leave wildfire evacuees alarmed
  8. DOBOR ‘too busy’ to help Lahaina tour, charter fishing operators get back to work
  9. Hawaii County Decides to Hassle Street Vendors
  10. Hawaii`s Little Know But Powerful Greenhouse Gas Law
  11. Those Extra Federal Dollars Are Going Under Your Wheels
  12. Another Day in the DoE: Former Konawaena MS teacher pleads no contest to sex assault
  13. Soft on Crime: 129 Time Loser gets Plea Deal
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
October 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:47 PM :: 1561 Views
  1. 9,000 Apply for Aid but Oprah and Rock Still Apologizing for $10M Lahaina Relief Effort
  2. FEMA assistance exceeds $177.76 million
  3. Non-profits provide housing for displaced Maui residents
  4. Beyond the banyan tree, arborists work to preserve Lāhainā's overlooked ʻulu groves
  5. Film studios bill passes first reading in Council
  6. Extreme Gut and Replace Returns to Hawai`i State Legislature
  7. Shrapnel News: Hauula Hurricane Shelter Designed with Big Glass Walls
  8. This Waianae Condo Development Has Lost Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Embezzlement
  9. Big Island: One Psychiatrist to Treat 500 Homeless Lunatics
  10. Homeless Thugs Shake Down Retailers
  11. State flooded with complaints about out-of-state attorneys soliciting Maui wildfire survivors
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Monday, October 9, 2023
October 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 1090 Views
  1. Real Household Income In Hawaii Dropped Significantly In Last 3 Years
  2. No Riots as West Maui phased tourism reopening is off to quiet start
  3. Hawaii Refuses Off-the-Shelf Software Solutions--Still Pretending To Modernize 50-Year-Old Computer And Financial Data System
  4. HPD investigating after Planned Parenthood protester is shot with airsoft gun
  5. Federal Oversight of Waimanalo Gulch Ends
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Monday, October 9, 2023
Letters to the Editor October, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 12:53 AM :: 2229 Views
  • Phantom water management area blocks affordable housing
  • Pohoiki: Zendo Drops a Bombshell
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Sunday, October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:28 PM :: 2229 Views
  1. Lahaina Protests are a dispute over tourism marketing strategies
  2. Will ‘Fragile’ MMA Fighters Disrupt Lahaina Tourism Reopening?
  3. Show of Old Boy Power: ‘Green Should Move State Capitol to Lahaina’
  4. Five Hotels and Eight Timeshares Reopening in Lahaina Area
  5. HECO and PUC: Hand in Glove
  6. Alm: Legalizing marijuana will end Japanese Tourism
  7. Hawaii Has A Long History Of High School Football Violence
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Saturday, October 7, 2023
October 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:43 PM :: 2524 Views
  1. Luxury Beliefs and Radical Chic: Maui Council votes 7-2 to urge governor to reinstate former official who denied water for firefighting
  2. Lahaina Fire: What does it take to get 60 Homeless to Accept Shelter?
  3. Hawaii jump in fentanyl-related deaths
  4. Bought and Paid for by Big Tobacco: Two Honolulu Council members push anti-vaping Bill 46
  5. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii asks businesses for feedback on regulations
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Friday, October 6, 2023
October 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 1545 Views
  1. Saving HECO: Two Supreme Court Appointments and One Senator Coming Soon
  2. Saving HECO: State Investigation Into Maui Fires Has Been Quietly Moving Along. Now It’s Going Public
  3. Hawaiian Electric’s CEO Told Congress It Had a Wildfire Plan. That Was News to Regulators.
  4. Lahaina Homeowners can bypass Government Fire debris removal
  5. Lahaina Schools Spread ‘Toxic’ Paranoia
  6. The Maui Fires Have Put A $31 Million Hole In This Year’s County Budget
  7. Minimal tourists expected for West Maui reopening
  8. Ellison: Hawaiian Drove Island Air into Bankruptcy 
  9. The process of selecting a jury in the Miske case is already underway
  10. Former Punahou coach facing new charges after more alleged victims come forward
  11. Hawaii Community Correctional Center way over capacity
  12. Former MPD assistant chief: Agency didn’t follow its own ‘all hazard’ plan in Lahaina disaster
  13. In wake of Lahaina disaster, state pledging to beef up fire prevention efforts
  14. Hawaii’s Ag Corp. Is Putting Up Remainder Of Its Land For Lease
  15. Millions of Mosquitoes Will Rain Down on Hawaii to Save an Iconic Bird
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Thursday, October 5, 2023
October 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 1178 Views
  1. Maui County Council to consider resolution urging Governor to reinstate Kaleo Manuel in Water Resource Management role
  2. State mental health experts worry exchanges could trigger altercations when tourism returns
  3. Lahaina: Here’s How We Could Hype up Phony ‘Toxins’ Scare to Make More Homeowners Embrace and Celebrate Eminent Domain
  4. Hawaiian Electric’s insurance would cover a fraction of Maui fire claims
  5. Hawaii’s Next Federal Judge is married to Matson Lobbyist
  6. Restricted Parking Zone Bill Passes Honolulu Council, But There Are Catches
  7. Kamalani Academy Charter School Still Faces An Uncertain Future
  8. Another Day in the DoE: Overwhelmed by Distressed Chronics
  9. BoE Approves the Usual Big Budget Ask for Legislative Session
  10. Lahaina Catch-22: DOBOR Edition
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Wednesday, October 4, 2023
October 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 2125 Views
  1. Governor: People threatening him are calling his personal cell, targeting his kids (again)
  2. Governor's absence fuels anger at West Maui anti-tourism rally
  3. The story of a young man who fell through the cracks of FEMA’s benefits system
  4. Turning Lahaina into Wailea: Office of Recovery outlines key focus areas in wake of fire
  5. Castle, Waianae homecoming football game canceled out of safety concerns
  6. Former Kauai County council candidate in legal trouble
  7. Bums Cleared from Big island Beach Park After threatening beachgoers
  8. Hawai'i Prison Medical Record System Issues Could Cause A Deceased Inmate's Lawsuit to be Dropped
  9. How Bureaucrats Strangled Lahaina Bike Route That Could have been Evacuation Road
  10. Confidential Information Hinders Public Inquiry on Maui Fires
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
October 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:44 PM :: 1006 Views
  1. Lahaina Tourism return may bring ‘explosion of anger’
  2. Weasel Words: County ‘looks to’ speed up Lahaina reentry process
  3. Maui Fires: PUC Finally Gets Around to Considering Plan to ‘Harden’ Power Lines
  4. Lack Of Money And Staff Is Hindering Wildfire Code Enforcement In Hawaii
  5. Occupancy for Hawaii vacation rentals dropped to 54% in August
  6. Game Rooms Average 5 Years Between fake raids--City Council to mull anti-gaming room measure
  7. $13K Junket: City Council Members Are South Korea Bound
  8. “Data comparisons between 2020 Census and 2010 Census detailed race data should be made with caution”
  9. Military’s plan to stop using fresh drinking water on Oahu golf course halted by DOH
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Monday, October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:08 PM :: 1182 Views
  1. New Shelter Built to Keep Lahaina Homeless out of Burn Zone
  2. LahainaFires: 600 families put out of Hotels
  3. Lahaina fires prompt questions about state water policy
  4. BLNR Member: Criticism of Official who Withheld Water for Firefighting is ‘Racist’
  5. Families are faced with hard decision to leave Lahaina or stay
  6. Charter School Quickly Sets up Lahaina Campus
  7. Next stage of the Miske case–Motions to suppress evidence
  8. Affordable Housing Fraud: Two Hilo attorneys under investigation by state office
  9. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds Another Excuse to Block Oahu Jail Construction
  10. Decade long water leak being fixed after millions of gallons wasted
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Sunday, October 1, 2023
October 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1735 Views
  1. LahainaFires: HHFDC Pretends Insurance does Not Exist--Wants you to believe Act of Congress needed to replace Low-Income Housing
  2. HART’s endless games--Still Trying to Scam Feds After All These Years
  3. Hirono Political Rhetoric Isn't Helping Maui Fire Survivors
  4. The Need For Legislative Reform Can Be A Matter Of Life And Death
  5. Hawaii Wildfire-Fighting Force Eyes Eightfold Increase In Funding
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Saturday, September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:37 PM :: 1098 Views
  1. Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
  2. EPA Consent Decree: Pollution Violations at Kailua Wastewater Treatment Plant
  3. 600 evacuees in West Maui hotels to be locked out?  Safe Harbor program expires
  4. When Kula needed water to stop wildfire, it got a trickle
  5. Pearl Harbor Military Terminated Community Oversite Boards Monitoring Toxic Contamination Cleanups
  6. Efforts underway to smooth out COVID vaccine insurance issues
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Friday, September 29, 2023
September 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:43 PM :: 3748 Views
  1. Move to Vegas: How Lahaina Lockdown Designed to Block Insurance Payouts to Homeowners
  2. HECO’s Slimy Answers Don’t Play Well Before Congress 
  3. Lassner setting goals for final 15 months as UH president
  4. High Water Bills Surprise Kula Residents Who Helped Fight Wildfires
  5. Minimum Qualifications Proposed For Honolulu Emergency Manager
  6. Micronesian Tenants Fight Back Against ‘Terrible’ Apartment Conditions
  7. Half-Pound of Meth: Out on Bail, Does it Again
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:46 PM :: 2151 Views
  1. HECO Stonewalls House Committee Investigators
  2. Reps. Sonny Ganaden and Jeanne Kapela are a couple.
  3. Tourism Executives Campaign To Bring Needed Visitors To Maui
  4. Saint Louis School to join settlement talks in sex assault case against 2 high-profile athletes
  5. Council’s Tulba seeks more film studios for Oahu
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
September 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 1330 Views
  1. Lahaina Fundraiser Spouts Conspiracy Theories, Quickly Raises $1M
  2. HECO ‘May not be Forthcoming’  to US House Committee
  3. Hawaii Agencies Flout The Law By Ignoring Maui Fire Records Requests
  4. Mike Miske survived three previous investigations without criminal charges
  5. Former Civil Defense council chair: Officials failed to heed key warnings ahead of Lahaina disaster
  6. Lahaina Fires: Blame KSBE or HECO?
  7. Furloughs, layoffs mounts on Maui as economic headwinds continue
  8. Lawsuit Accuses Kauai Chief Judge Of Sexually Harassing His Assistant
  9. Toughen penalties for illegal gambling
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:56 PM :: 3168 Views
  1. Eminent Domain News: Criminal Kaniela Ing writing the ‘New Urbanist’ blueprint for Lahaina
  2. Ing News: ‘Some may be outright frauds’
  3. A Major Power Outage In Lahaina The Day Of The Fire Likely Saved Lives
  4. Soft on Crime Crowd Finds Another Way to Stop Jail Construction
  5. Did A Ransomware Attack Take Down KITV News?
  6. SD1: Little Miss Impeachment to be Defeated Again
  7. Multiple ambulances offline over the weekend amid EMS staffing shortage
  8. DoE ‘Security’ Cameras Peep into Bathroom Stalls
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Monday, September 25, 2023
September 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:20 PM :: 2431 Views
  1. Kealoha Case: Fentanyl Dealing Ex-Cop is Getting Record Wiped Clean
  2. Roseanne Barr Considering Running for Governor of Hawaii as Republican
  3. Toxic? Antivaxxer Lorrin Pang Tries to Scare Lahaina Homeowners Away from their own Properties
  4. Solar Batteries High on List of ‘Hazardous’ Materials being used as Excuse to Keep Homeowners Away
  5. Two Cost Increasers: How ‘Planners’ Make Ala Wai Pedestrian Bridge into a $63M Harp
  6. MECO Conditionally Offers Financial Compensation for Outages
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Sunday, September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:59 PM :: 2093 Views
  1. Lahaina fire lawsuits hamstring release of information
  2. The secret to reaching the next generation
  3. Governor’s revised housing proclamation caves to NIMBYs
  4. Lahaina Scammers
  5. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted September 23, 2023
  6. Honolulu Architect Is Headed To Prison For Bribery But Still Working Permits at DPP
  7. Lassner was one weird dude 
  8. Before Lahaina Burned, Hawaiian Electric Was Slow to Replace Poles That Posed Fire Risk
  9. Don’t blame climate change for fires
  10. Caltech telescope removed from Maunakea summit--Will be Moved to Chile where Science is Appreciated
  11. AAR? Where Were Maui Police During The Fires?
  12. Rents Could Double For Some Ewa Beach Tenants In Affordable Housing Complex
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Saturday, September 23, 2023
September 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:45 PM :: 3319 Views
  1. Move to Vegas: Mayor Tells Fire Survivors Wait 2 Years Before Rebuilding Lahaina Homes
  2. Eminent Domain Coming: Officials tell Lahaina property owners to ‘put personal gain aside’
  3. ‘We’re gonna rebuild’: Residents brace for emotional return to Lahaina
  4. Reentry Procedures Designed to Scare Property Owners into Giving up Land
  5. Native Hawaiian churches urge investigation into missionary role in federal boarding schools
  6. Kaimuki retail group supports city's homeless sweeps; critical of ACLU Hawaii lawsuit
  7. State Capitol library covered in tarps to protect against leaking pools
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Friday, September 22, 2023
September 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:13 PM :: 982 Views
  1. Finding Someone to Blame for the Lahaina Fires
  2. HART Caught Lying Again: Stalls Bidding Deadline For Next Major Honolulu Rail Contract in Hope of Getting Federal Money before Costly Truth Revealed
  3. How a Maui PD officer worked with community to open an evacuation route
  4. Police Comm gives Fluffy Eval to Honolulu Police Chief
  5. Blind, disabled, denied: Handi-Van issues persist
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Thursday, September 21, 2023
September 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 1325 Views
  1. “The cost of disasters may be allocated to all HECO ratepayers”
  2. In wake of devastating wildfire, experts propose new sources of water for parched West Maui
  3. Deputy Prosecutor Blows Cases? Fired After Using Confidential Crime Scene Photos
  4. Multiculturalism Is Tourism
  5. Who’s Behind UHERO?
  6. Legislators Fly Around on Your Dime
  7. ‘A sign of hope’: New tactic shows promise in shutting down game rooms permanently
  8. After 164 Violations, Driving Scofflaw May Finally Get jail
  9. ‘This has got to end’: Pipes leaking millions of gallons of water a month at Dillingham Airfield still not fixed
  10. City in high-stakes talks with military over proposed new landfill site
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
September 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:15 PM :: 3228 Views
  1. Can BJ Penn tap out broken zoning code?
  2. Green Backtracks on YIMBY Emergency Order
  3. Attorney Calls for Three Year Mortgage Deferral and Foreclosure Moratorium for Lahaina Homeowners
  4. Trump on Ballot for Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus
  5. UH President Lassner announces plans to retire
  6. Lahaina Fires: Chinese Disinformation Circulates at State Capitol
  7. EPA deems about 40% of burnt Maui land parcels safe for residents to return
  8. Propaganda Saturates Media as ‘The Wildfire Litigation Industry’ Takes On Hawaiian Electric
  9. New Maui Evidence Helps HECO Avoid Bankruptcy: Fire Gained Unstoppable Momentum While Firefighters Were on Lunch Break
  10. Here is a narrative that works Against HECO in Litigation
  11. Three Weeks:  Maui’s mayor steers clear of spotlight and avoids news conferences
  12. Plan Working: Lahaina Residents Leave Maui for Good
  13. Civil Beat: Eminent Domain is just a ‘Conspiracy Theory’ -- Nothing to see here, just move along
  14. Maui Activists Urge Return Of DLNR Water Official To Former Job so He Can Refuse Firefighters Water Again
  15. Show me the money: Where Red Cross and Maui Strong donations are going
  16. HECO Exploits Federal Infrastructure Funds to Squelch PUC Fire Investigation
  17. Wildfires drag down Maui’s August hotel performance
  18. Even with School Open, Hardly Anybody Rides Rail
  19. ‘Outrageous’: Red Hill suit plaintiffs accuse government of destroying cell phone evidence
  20. Insurance lag results in wait for COVID-19 vaccine
  21. Dems To NOAA: Hold Wespac Accountable For Misspending Nearly $1 Million
  22. Hawaii judge rejects settlement in Jayden de Laura sexual assault civil case
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
September 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 4462 Views
  1. Ing’s Phony Lahaina Charity Behind OHA Scheme to Develop Kakaako Makai?
  2. Hawaii Public Utilities Commission vs Albert Hee
  3. Ahead of tourism reboot in West Maui, some Lahaina fire victims are told they’ll have to move
  4. Lahaina Residents Can Return To Their Burned Properties Soon. But Maybe We Can Scare Them Away by Questioning Air Safety?
  5. Their homes and businesses were destroyed in Lahaina, but mortgage payments are still due
  6. Maui Residents Speak Up as Council Develops Wildfire Recovery Plan
  7. Ivanka Trump's secret trip to Maui to give meals to families devastated by wildfires
  8. Prosecutorial misconduct cited in move to throw out charges in gruesome Oahu gay on gay murder
  9. Honolulu Council: $625 to Park Your Own car in Front of Your House
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Monday, September 18, 2023
Letters to the Editor, September, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 10:05 PM :: 1523 Views
  • Kona Seniors Locked Out and Need Help
  • Empty Rental Better than Bad Tenant
  • Half-Ass Voters
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Monday, September 18, 2023
September 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 3059 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans Elect New Party Chair
  2. For ‘Progressive’ Criminal Kaniela Ing Lahaina Fires are Just Another Grift
  3. Thousands push back against Oct 8 West Maui re-opening
  4. Falck pledges to maintain current services in Maui County
  5. 50% Water Rate Hike for Oahu Homeowners And Businesses
  6. Beth Fukumoto: How My 15 Minutes of Fame Destroyed Me
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Sunday, September 17, 2023
September 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:59 PM :: 1397 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans complain about one-party rule, but offer few credible candidates
  2. SD22 Waianae: Alfred “Braddah Al” Keaka Medeiros vs Maile Shimabukuro
  3. Politicians have been Pretending to Solve Housing Crisis For Generations
  4. LOL! HART claims $580M surplus awaits at Civic Center--Immediately begins spending for Ala Moana
  5. Blangiardi Claims FTA Paying $744M to HART
  6. DLIR: No COVID-Style Logjams for Lahaina
  7. Service Declines After Mokulele Bought by Electric Seaplane Promoters
  8. Kidnapping in Progress: Officers did not Pursue
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Saturday, September 16, 2023
September 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 PM :: 1194 Views
  1. Lahaina Death Toll Lowered from 115 To 97
  2. Green Revises Housing Emergency Proclamation--calls it 'affordable'
  3. New 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines offers enhanced protection
  4. Six House Working Groups Investigate Lahaina Fires
  5. How Biden’s Approval Rating in Hawaii Has Changed Since Taking Office
  6. Lawyer: New housing proclamation ‘still unlawful’
  7. More Unconstitutional Tax Ideas: Governor Suggests Charging ‘Climate Impact Fee’ To Visitors
  8. Maui County Council considers bill on post-fire cleanup options
  9. Lahaina condos could trigger broader insurance woes
  10. Former employee alleges discrimination by ACLU Hawaii
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Friday, September 15, 2023
September 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:23 PM :: 1196 Views
  1. Green: Housing Emergency Order Will no longer cover Lahaina
  2. Lahaina Distraction Can Help Rail Silence Critics, Get Away with more wrongdoing
  3. Star-Adv: Lahaina Distraction Can Allow Insiders to Clean up on Aloha Stadium Scheme
  4. Maui sets date for beginning escorted visits to fire-ravaged Lahaina
  5. $1000 Hotel Rooms? House GOP Wants Answers From FEMA On Maui Wildfires
  6. Maui County Council considers formal investigation into wildfire response
  7. $7.5M Housing First Building: Did City buy a DPP ‘Malasada Special’?
  8. U.S. government files motion to block prominent physician’s testimony in Red Hill suit
  9. Cop, acquaintance indicted in Ka‘u home invasion
  10. Honolulu City Council proposal seeks to help state collect unpaid traffic fines
  11. How many Oahu water bills were double-charged?
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Thursday, September 14, 2023
September 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:12 PM :: 962 Views
  1. Lahaina: "I will rebuild on my land"
  2. Lawsuit: Green Greed behind Lahaina Deaths
  3. Hawaii: Bothered by Cost of Living?  Wait ‘til you see Cost of Dying 
  4. Maui Fires: US House Committee Sets Oversight Hearing
  5. Will HECO Ratepayers Pay?  ATF in no rush to decide cause of fire  
  6. Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Charts New Delaying Path for Outage Investigation
  7. West Maui parents take matters into their own hands to keep their keiki in schools closer to home
  8. Lahaina Schools to Reopen Mid-October?
  9. Maui Businesses Still Await Grants
  10. HPD chief touts major drop in violent crime, but department refuses to share data on it
  11. Over a month after the Lahaina wildfire, Maui first responders face breathing issues
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
September 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 2678 Views
  1. Can Hawaii Republicans Stop Vexatious Litigants?
  2. Fixing Hawaii’s Tax System; Decrease Taxes for Families, Businesses
  3. “You guys gone kick them out? Where are they going?”
  4. HECO Lahaina Rebuild Plan?  More Rate Hikes
  5. Oprah Winfrey 'terrorised and vilified' over her Hawaii relief fund
  6. Lahaina Businesses Hoping To Reopen wait on Water Testing
  7. Lawmakers take closer look at existing rules for management of dry brush
  8. Resignations continue at liquor commission as Honolulu mayor hopes for ‘new beginning’
  9. Honolulu EMTs, Paramedics Sue The City For Overtime (again)
  10. Online Sports Betting Under Consideration In Hawaii
  11. Another lawsuit filed against city officials over Makaha crash — this time in federal court
  12. Defueling Red Hill won’t hurt readiness, Pentagon says
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
September 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 PM :: 1509 Views
  1. Emergency action plans are critical to disaster response, experts say. Where was Maui’s?
  2. How a Front Street roadblock obstructed Lahaina's evacuation
  3. Life of the Land & PUC File Fire Related Questions to HECO
  4. Hawaii Needs To Build Hundreds More Miles Of Firebreaks To Protect Against Wildfire
  5. USO News: 137-time loser on trial for extorting ‘evidence’ from crime victims
  6. Arizona Prosecutors Will Try Again To Get Death Penalty For Hawaii Inmate
  7. Convicted Felon and Ex Con Banned from UH Campus--Cries ‘racism’, LOL
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Monday, September 11, 2023
September 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:55 PM :: 1619 Views
  1. Hawaii Republicans set Presidential Caucus for Tuesday March 12, 2024
  2. Dozens Of Leading Democrats Call For State Party Chairman Dennis Jung to Resign
  3. ‘Toxic Ash’ is excuse to keep residents away from burned homes
  4. Maui wildfires: Outside fire investigators to start interviews
  5. Money Continues To Pour In For Maui’s Recovery
  6. Explosion of outrage
  7. China Sows Disinformation About Hawaii Fires Using New Techniques
  8. Civil Beat: ‘Moms for Liberty’ is a hate group because they won’t let trannies near your 6 year old
  9. Soft on Crime Stratagems Pay Off: The Cost Of A New Oahu Jail Is Now More Than $900 Million
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Sunday, September 10, 2023
September 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 4342 Views
  1. ‘Authority’ will make Lahaina into the next Kakaako
  2. Move to Las Vegas: Many Lahaina residents worried they will not find a permanent home after governor's announcement
  3. “It’s just an absolute mess. I don’t think anyone’s actually working together.”
  4. Andaya: Lahaina Firefighters were overrun before we sent out Evacuation Notices
  5. B.J. Penn weighs in after being blamed for resignation of chief housing officer Nani Medeiros
  6. DOH suspends new ambulance contracts to weigh protests
  7. ‘The shortage is expected to get worse’: Presentation outlines how lack of doctors is impacting isle
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Saturday, September 9, 2023
September 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:22 PM :: 1854 Views
  1. Economic Perspective of Maui’s Devastating Wildfires
  2. Maui trudges toward recovery, one month since wildfire tragedy
  3. ‘Unaccounted for’ list now at 66; more info sought for 80 others
  4. Green: Here’s how I blame you for Lahaina Fire
  5. “To my knowledge, we haven’t solved the housing crisis at all yet.”
  6. Questions about Miske’s fishing boat “Painkiller”
  7. Bay Area scientist 'left out the full truth' to get study on climate change fueling wildfires published
  8. Green: Lahaina residents need to start leaving hotels
  9. State abruptly cuts program seen as key to boosting number of paramedics trained in Hawaii
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Friday, September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:59 PM :: 1247 Views
  1. Maui Mayor's Limited Response About Lahaina Fires Leaves Critical Questions Unanswered
  2. Finger Pointing: Green says improved response in Lahaina could have saved lives as key questions remain unanswered  
  3. Website tracks re-entry progress into Lahaina
  4. California Company Scores Useless Big Dollar Lahaina ‘Hazmat’ Contract
  5. Will property owners pay for Phase 2 debris removal?
  6. Potential Bidders on Aloha Stadium shows concerns over financial feasibility
  7. Inmate dies after fight breaks out at Halawa Correctional Facility
  8. Review: Former HPD Chief Louis Kealoha “tell all” really says little
  9. Maunakea telescope removal slated for next week - Will be Moved to Chile where Science is Appreciated
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Thursday, September 7, 2023
September 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:58 PM :: 1661 Views
  1. Medeiros Resigns: Governor Blames Threats from BJ Penn
  2. Will these leaders agree to be interviewed by wildfire investigators?
  3. State DOE trying to contact 500 displaced Lahaina students
  4. Final Honolulu DPP Defendant Gets 10 Months In Prison
  5. Hawaii’s COVID-related deaths surpass 2,000
  6. Hawaii high court asked to rule in AIG climate change case
  7. Honolulu Council advances bill with $25K ‘monster home’ penalty
  8. Hawaii County Council resolution seeks to spur action on high cost of home insurance in Lava Zones 1 and 2
  9. Beth Fukumoto: I could have spoken up against Joe Souki, too.  But didn’t.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
September 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 1405 Views
  1. Pierick for HD 39 Kunia, Hoopili--Transsexual Lobby Picks Proven Loser Rosenlee to run (again)
  2. Senator Kurt Fevella: Lawyers should work for free
  3. Concerns over MFD staffing during devastating wildfires lead to urgent push for more resources
  4. MPD requires missing-person report to search for those listed as ‘unaccounted for’
  5. Prosecutor Finds new Excuse to Drop 100s of misdemeanor Cases
  6. Bum Removal: Waikiki sees ‘dramatic decrease’ in crime after 1 year of ‘Safe and Sound’ initiative
  7. Hawaii Is The Only State Without A Fire Marshal
  8. After Lahaina Wildfires, AMR protests emergency services contract award
  9. Lawyers claim cable TV, phone companies are also responsible in Maui wildfires
  10. Hawaii doctors want abortion consultation lawsuit dismissed 
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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
September 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 1648 Views
  1. State’s independent investigators haven’t ruled out criminal wrongdoing in Lahaina wildfire disaster
  2. OCCC Murder Cover-up: Killer Inmate Being protected by DPS 
  3. Still Blaming COVID: ‘Supply chain issues’ delay multiple state projects
  4. Former Maui Mayor Asked For West Maui Wildfire Money 2 Years Ago But Dropped The Request
  5. Honolulu Mayor Orders Review Of Wildfire Risk On Oahu
  6. An Instagram Fundraiser Brought In $2.6 Million For Maui Fire Victims. Now It’s In This anti-GMO activist’s Hands--she will use it to buy up land
  7. West Maui students not enrolled or contacted reduced to 1,208
  8. Hawaii Replaces Maui And Kauai Ambulance Company With One That Has A Questionable Record
  9. Phoney Baloney: Proposal would prohibit disposal of certain recyclables into landfill
  10. State-backed hackers and cybercriminals focusing on Hawaiʻi
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Monday, September 4, 2023
September 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:56 PM :: 1125 Views
  1. Hawaii's economic future depends on what our children learn today
  2. DLIR Tech Fail (Again) -- Like COVID, Maui unemployment claims mount
  3. 4 PPB Water Testing: Kula community worries the rebuilding and clean up of Upcountry is taking to long
  4. Attorney nominated as federal judge in Hawaii has been on Miske prosecution team
  5. City, HPD Face Lawsuit Over 2021 Killing Of Kakaako Man
  6. Analysis Shows Hawaii House Spread Project Money To The Neighbor Islands
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Sunday, September 3, 2023
September 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:19 PM :: 2924 Views
  1. Lawsuit: Libertarians Ask Federal Court to ‘Disband Hawaii Republican Party’
  2. Maui Crisis: A Time to Help!
  3. Green Gives Another $50M Subsidy for Solar Industry
  4. Another Big Pay Hike for DoE Employees
  5. Steps we could take to help Lahaina rebuild more quickly 
  6. Tax Deadlines on Maui
  7. Hawaii Gov: ‘Possible’ Different Decisions Could’ve Prevented Loss, Won’t Say Maui Officials Were Asleep at Wheel
  8. Lahaina Fire: How many ways did government fail?
  9. Lahaina Houses Still Burning down at 3AM--10 Hours After Persons Reported in Water off Front Street
  10. West Maui firefighters stretched thin under challenging conditions
  11. Can Lahaina property owners sell if they want to?
  12. Red Hill ‘repacking’ leads to pump repair
  13. What Does Hawaii Have In Common With These Red States? A Fear Of Direct Democracy
  14. Hawaii Said This Big Island Dad Abused His Son — Then Three Years Later Changed Its Mind
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Saturday, September 2, 2023
September 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 2559 Views
  1. New FBI-validated list includes names of 385 people unaccounted for after Lahaina wildfire--Governor had indicated it would be below 100
  2. Video shot by Lahaina residents appears to show roadblocks during fire evacuations
  3. BJ Penn: ‘Hawaii has always been a socialist, communist state, and it’s time to get out of it’
  4. Lahaina ‘not on the table’ as state tries to expedite housing projects
  5. Hawaii investigates unsolicited land offers
  6. Criminals who refuse to pay restitution are ‘Victims’
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Friday, September 1, 2023
September 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:01 PM :: 1460 Views
  1. Suit: Hawaii governor overreaches with housing crisis proclamation
  2. ‘We Are Dealing With Global Warming’: Hawaii Gov Once Again Blames Deadly Wildfire On Climate Change
  3. VIDEO: Where was Bissen while Lahaina Burned?
  4. UL Lab to Conduct Lahaina Investigation
  5. UHERO: Maui wildfire impacts and recovery challenges
  6. Green hopes ‘unaccounted for’ Maui fire list will drop below 50
  7. Former Mayor Defends Maui Emergency Management Director Who Resigned
  8. Maui unemployment soars nearly 2,000% versus 2022 numbers
  9. Red Hill Replacement Rush Job: Island Energy Services Completes Massive Fuel Storage Expansion
  10. Announcement: Hit Contract on Miske Informant
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Thursday, August 31, 2023
August 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 1332 Views
  1. Maui mayor faces calls to resign as questions about county’s wildfire response grow
  2. Maui mayor had to recuse himself from HECO suit because his daughter works for utility
  3. Concerns raised over lack of long-term affordable housing options for displaced Maui residents
  4. Lahainaluna to relocate to Kihei temporarily because DoE too slow to check for Enviro Hazards
  5. Koshiba Slammed: Homelessness is about Drugs, not Affordability
  6. North Shore shooting deaths involved an FBI confidential source
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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 PM :: 1832 Views
  1. Maui Court Issues ‘Writ of Quo Warranto’ vs Green’s July 17 Housing Proclamation
  2. ‘Immediately Caught On’: Hawaii State Rep Slams Developers For Sweeping In ‘Like Vultures’ To Buy Land
  3. Maui fire update: House Oversight to launch inquiry into Biden handling of situation 
  4. Biden Nominates Federal Judges for Hawaii, CNMI
  5. U.S. EPA begins hazardous material removal work in Lahaina
  6. Maui mayor refuses to say where he was as Lahaina burned--‘not sure’ who was in charge at emergency management center
  7. Star-Adv: HECO, Maui need to work together to cover up wrongdoing
  8. OHA Blocked Bill Mandating Water Supply for Firefighting
  9. Ethics Investigation Targets Sen Keith-Agaran?
  10. Whistleblower? Lawyers seek ex-consultant’s files on what Hawaiian Electric knew about wildfire risks
  11. Wastewater Exec Milton Choy Gets only 3 1/2 Years Prison after Ratting Out ONLY 2 of 76 Legislators
  12. Gambling was allegedly one of Miske’s vices
  13. The Great Lahaina Fire Of 1919 Has Eerie Parallels To The Recent Blaze
  14. Parents urged to get children vaccinated as COVID-19 skyrockets in midst of Maui wildfires
  15. Experts debate legalizing recreational marijuana in Hawaii--Shrooms & Mollies Next
  16. Contract worth $2.5M awarded to remove Haiku Stairs
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
August 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:57 PM :: 2316 Views
  1. Flashback: How Andaya was selected Maui Emergency Chief
  2. VIDEO: Stirring the Digestible Pot on ‘Augie T’s Guest List’
  3. Income tax reform would make Hawaii more affordable
  4. Some Lahaina fire survivors ‘still didn’t believe that it happened’
  5. ‘There’s going to be a lot blame in the next few years’
  6. Hawaii’s internet future depends on existing Jones Act exemption
  7. Green New Deal: Kaniela Ing Pleads No Contest--Campaign Spending Violations Again
  8. Keith Agaran: “I’m not wedded to staying in the Legislature.”
  9. Maui residents consider the unthinkable: Las Vegas, the 'ninth island'
  10. Maui struggles with "potentially catastrophic" tourism shortfall and growing economic toll after wildfires
  11. Global Warmers: We will exploit Lahaina Fire to raise your taxes and make electricity and fuel more expensive
  12. On-the-ground search for fire victims nearly over
  13. For 6,000 displaced West Maui residents, hotel rooms are their homes for now
  14. Landlords Legally Evicting Renters to House Family Members
  15. Maui’s Fire And Winds Also Took A Toll On Farmers And Ranchers
  16. Hawai`i Public Utilities Commission Expected to Open an Investigation of MECO Outages
  17. Former Navatek CEO Martin Kao appears to be gainfully employed again … at The Cheesecake Factory
  18. Work progresses on CSO decommissioning: Telescope Mirror to be Sent to Chile where Science is Valued
  19. Covid Outbreak Prompts Restrictions At Hawaii’s Largest Prison
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Monday, August 28, 2023
August 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 1038 Views
  1. Blame Game: HECO Pushes Back Against Maui County Lawsuit
  2. FEMA Holds Employee Trainings on ‘White Supremacy’ As More Than 1,000 in Hawaii Remain Missing
  3. Fact Check: Joe Biden Embellishes Fire Story in Recent Remarks in Hawaii
  4. Star-Adv: DPP Fines Should Equal Bribes
  5. California’s catastrophic Camp Fire could suggest what’s ahead for Lahaina
  6. Lawyers Descend On Maui In Race For Clients Harmed By Wildfires
  7. Plans for displaced Lahaina students spur frustration
  8. Maui Fires: Upcoming Bankruptcy Spikes Visitor Costs To All Islands Except Kauai
  9. Civil Beat Retraction Needed
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Sunday, August 27, 2023
August 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:57 PM :: 2709 Views
  1. Lahaina: “The county will wipe your property away and call it a success.” 
  2. Lahaina Still Locked Down As Search For Remains Nears Its End
  3. Questions remain over Maui County’s response on Aug. 8
  4. Puna to become Squatterland?  Few insurance options remain for residents in lava zones 1 and 2
  5. Okimoto pushes for less scrutiny of new pay hikes
  6. Disbarred attorney Gary Dubin unwilling to pay, loses his own attorney
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