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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
September 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 1900 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 :: 1322 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 :: 3089 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 :: 2779 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 :: 1760 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 :: 1528 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 :: 2192 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 :: 2624 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 :: 1186 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 :: 2931 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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Saturday, August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:10 PM :: 1042 Views
  1. Hundreds of Military Personnel Helping in Lahaina Fire Zone
  2. ‘Sorry … Mr. President’: Hawaiian Business Torches Biden’s Wildfire Response With Viral Marquis Message
  3. DoH, Kapiolani Hospital Ink Abortion Pill Deal
  4. Last Shelter Closed: Lahaina Survivors in Hotels
  5. Darryl Oliveira hired as interim director of Maui Emergency Management Agency
  6. 100 Found: But List of Lahaina Fire missing is ‘subset of a larger list’
  7. Bare electrical wire and leaning poles on Maui were possible cause of deadly fires
  8. Leaks in destroyed structures siphoned firefight water
  9. Hawaii municipal bonds take a plunge
  10. Fuel to be pumped into Red Hill pipes before defueling tanks
  11. Health Department warns of COVID uptick on Maui, statewide
  12. Cyberattack shutters Hawaii telescopes for more than 2 weeks
  13. State agencies begin transfer of Act 90 lands
  14. Kauai Council Tries to Block Homeless from Flying In
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Friday, August 25, 2023
August 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:36 PM :: 1407 Views
  1. Do Lahaina Property Owners Have the Right to Rebuild?
  2. County of Maui files lawsuit against HECO
  3. VIDEO: Supreme Court denies Lahaina Fire Water mismanaged
  4. To Tackle Highest Housing Costs in the Country, Hawaii's Governor Declares YIMBY Martial Law
  5. Hawaiian Electric Stock Plunges After Dividends Suspended
  6. Flip-Flop:  AG office suddenly claims no limits on fire investigation
  7. HIEMA head: It took hours for state to understand full scope of Lahaina disaster
  8. Frustrated teachers confront Board of Education
  9. Why Many Patients Are Stuck In Hospitals Waiting For Long-Term Care Beds
  10. Gay Liquor examiner files federal lawsuit against city
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Thursday, August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:08 PM :: 1186 Views
  1. How Many Children Died?  2,025 Lahaina students not enrolled in Schools
  2. PHOTOS: FEMA officials staying at Wailea luxury hotels amid recovery efforts in Lahaina
  3. Rally at the State Capitol, urging reinstatement of former Hawaii water deputy who delayed firefighting water
  4. Visitors implored to come back as Maui job cuts soar     
  5. When you donate money to Maui, what's the process for distributing funds?   
  6. Maui Fire Victims Pursue Legal Tactic That Led to $13.5 Billion California Settlement
  7. Initial Tests Show Water In Maui Burn Zones Is Within Safety Guidelines
  8. 300 Gather Plotting to Release Hawaii’s ‘Heroic’ Criminals
  9. Total failure of Mental Health Care System: Brain Damaged Mental Case Left Homeless for 25 Years--Finally Hangs Himself
  10. City proposes greater fines for ‘monster homes’
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
August 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:25 PM :: 3058 Views
  1. DLNR Faked 'Reassignment' of Official Who Withheld Firefighting Water
  2. Senate Special Session Confirms Four Judicial Appointments
  3. HHFDC: 900 Housing Options for Fire Victims
  4. DBEDT Releases 2022 Hawaii Data Book
  5. 30 Years later--Varona Village Redevelopment Begins
  6. Sen Gil-Keith-Agaran Seeking Personal Profit from Lahaina Fires  
  7. As Maui burned, Hawaii’s top emergency management officials were at a Waikiki conference
  8. NYT: Lahaina inferno began after firefighters departed ‘contained’ scene
  9. Lahaina: Deadly Gridlock Caused by Bumbled Road Closures
  10. Maui County Council Hears Grief And Rage From Fire Survivors Demanding Accountability
  11. All single-story residential structures searched in Lahaina
  12. As tourism drops officials worry about rest of Maui
  13. LOL! Ken Lawson Kicked off UH Manoa Campus
  14. Child-‘Oriented’: Drag show set for Honokaa
  15. Hawaiian Homes Report Eyes Geothermal On Maunakea, Kohala
  16. Hilo jail expansion should be complete in December
  17. TheHandi-Van use recovers from COVID with less reliable service
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
August 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 2239 Views
  1. Lahaina Fire: 737 People ‘Not Found’, 115 Dead
  2. Maui Financial Ruin Next As Visitors Plummet/Unemployment Skyrockets
  3. Lawsuit seeks to upend reassignment of water deputy who delayed firefighting water
  4. Hawaiian Cultural practitioners Want to use eminent Domain to Seize Land and turn Lahaina into a Better Tourist Attraction
  5. Thousands Displaced After Maui Fires Exacerbate Homelessness
  6. Homeowners Take back Seat to Contracts and Lawyers: Once search for remains is complete, clean-up of Lahaina’s hazards will be a daunting task
  7. Contracts: Hawai‘i DOT to use federal funds for utterly useless 30,000 foot dust fence that will encircle Lahaina
  8. Contracts: Canec becomes lame excuse for Toxic Ash Hysteria
  9. HECO ‘Undergrounding’ Means Rate Hikes Coming
  10. Kingdom of Atooi case heading to trial after motion to dismiss is denied
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Monday, August 21, 2023
August 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:05 PM :: 1761 Views
  1. Job losses mount on Maui, but anti-tourism could block recovery
  2. Islands Have a Disaster-Response Problem What Puerto Rico portends for Maui
  3. Maui Council to Meet Tuesday: ‘Developing a comprehensive recovery and resilience plan’
  4. Pop-up homes coming to people whose homes were burnt down on Maui
  5. Lawyers Lahaina Fire Feeding Frenzy: Multiple Complaints Filed
  6. Sea Level ‘Projections’ Used to jack up Cost of Housing Construction on Kauai 
  7. Charter amendments would address raises for elected officials--but Okimoto Chickens Out
  8. After Seven Expensive Years as a Bum Flop, Uncle Billy’s Hotel to Finally be Demolished?
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Sunday, August 20, 2023
August 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:30 PM :: 2328 Views
  1. Maui fire will reshape Hawaiian Electric
  2. Coverup: Green Steers Lahaina Investigation Away from Criminality
  3. Hawaii Legislators Have Long Shortchanged Wildfire Protection: ‘We Could Have Saved Lives’
  4. 1,000 Missing?  Hope is hard to let go after Maui fire, as odds wane over reuniting with still-missing loved ones
  5. Why Maui's rebuilding effort will be so expensive  
  6. Maui Wildfire Burns Down Carpenters Union Barriers To Affordable Prefab Home Building
  7. Bankruptcy? HECO Survival Dependent on Disaster Relief Loans
  8. Why Don`t We Underground All Transmission Lines?
  9. Lawyers’ Liability Booster: Broken Pipe Make for Unsafe Water
  10. Real Reporters from mainland Remind us how local media is controlled by political insiders
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
August 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 3581 Views
  1. VIDEO: Green Address on Lahaina Fire, Rebuild
  2. Hawaii’s Green Agenda Primed State for One of the Deadliest Wildfires in History
  3. Hawai’i County Police Officer Arrested for Burglary and Assault
  4. Schatz Exploits ‘Toxic’ Hysteria: Lahaina fire debris could be worth $1B to my Campaign Contributors-Homeowners will have to stay out for one year while we …uh…’clean up’
  5. Race Underway To Literally Glue Down Lahaina Fire Ash Before Rains Wash Campaign Contributors Dreams Into The Ocean
  6. Lahaina Residents to Green: “Your plan is not the plan. The plan gotta come from the people of Lahaina.”
  7. Lahaina: Restore Sunshine Law for Rebuild
  8. Up to 1,300 Missing: ‘How Many Children Died?’
  9. Death toll in Lahaina rises to 114
  10. ‘Premature’ to hold Special Session On Maui Fires
  11. CYA: State Told Maui Emergency Office It Should Consider Sounding Sirens Before Fire Spread
  12. Lahaina Fire: Meth-Addicted Homeless Looters Allowed to Remain in Burn Zone--Everybody Else ordered out
  13. Nine Years Later: HART still waiting for $125 million
  14. Top Three Years: Bosses Fired,  More Overtime Scams at State Hospital
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Friday, August 18, 2023
August 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 2266 Views
  1. Death Toll 1,000? About 45% of Lahaina searched “Probably still over 1,000” residents remain unaccounted
  2. Lahaina Rebuild to be Sole Focus of Governor’s Housing Emergency Task Force for next 60 Days
  3. Maui water pumps can work without HECO power
  4. UH Ethnic Studies Department Outraged at Removal of Hawaiian Activist who Refused Water for Firefighting
  5. Dozens of Hawaiian Activists Gather to Defend Official After he Allegedly Refused Water to Firefighters
  6. Money Grubbing Criminal and Ex-Con Al Hee Seeks to Exploit Lahaina Fire for Personal Gain
  7. “It’s insulting to think that people would be that clueless”
  8. Maui Fire Survivors Seeking Federal Assistance Face Bureaucratic Nightmare
  9. Feds to investigate cause of Lahaina fire  
  10. Hawaii Electric, While Failing to Act on Fire Prevention, Had Cozy Ties to Regulators
  11. Trying to climb out of another Miske rabbit hole
  12. 3 big differences between 1960 Hawaii electors, 2020 GA Trump electors
  13. State Ag Corporation Hires New Leader 
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Thursday, August 17, 2023
August 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:45 PM :: 5393 Views
  1. Honolulu District Courthouse Closed for Weekend due to Emergency 'Structural Assessment'
  2. Deadly Hawaii Fires Are Result of Political and Policy Failures—Not Climate Change
  3. State Energy Officials: Hawaiian Electric Prioritized State-Mandated Green-Energy Push over Wildfire Prevention
  4. Locals lash out against Biden’s visit to Maui after deadly wildfires: ‘I don’t want him here’
  5. To Protect HECO, State not pursuing criminal probe of Maui fire
  6. Hawaiian Electric Is in Talks With Restructuring Firms
  7. Ignored warnings, hubris, slow response fueled America's deadliest wildfire in a century
  8. Maui emergency official makes excuses for decision not to sound sirens; Confirmed deaths now at 111
  9. Maui’s emergency management director was at Oahu conference as wildfires raged
  10. Only 1,300 households registered with FEMA
  11. Maui Tourist Arrivals Down 80% Thanks to Celebrutard Misinformation
  12. A Hawaii Mother Haunted By The Brutal Killing Of One Child Tries To Hold Onto Another
  13. DoTax: Bankrupt Reverse Mortgage Lender Did not Pay Hawaii Income Taxes for Eight Years
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
August 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:07 PM :: 4036 Views
  1. “It’s a good ol’ boy network. This time it cost lives.”
  2. Hawaiian Activist at DLNR Blocked Release of Water for Fire--Taro Patch was Priority 
  3. Spin to Death: Sovereignty Lawyers Make Excuses for Refusal to Approve Lahaina Firefighting Water
  4. Maui Mayor Bissen “I see opportunity”
  5. Families Of Missing Lahaina Senior Home Residents Face Agonizing Search
  6. Maui police chief pleads for patience, recalls pain of victim IDs after deadly Vegas mass shooting
  7. Mobile morgue arrives to help identify victims of Maui wildfires
  8. DBEDT: $439M in Lahaina home damages, economy losing $8.5M daily--HTA Seeks ‘Tourism Emergency’ to Grab for $5M Slush Fund
  9. Hawaii National Guard activates hundreds to help respond to fires
  10. Hawaii County Council asks state to intervene in insurance crisis
  11. Pelosi: Carpenters Union will ‘shape Hawaii’s future’
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
August 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:04 PM :: 2509 Views
  1. Green Wants Moratorium: “It’s going to be a very long time before any growth or housing can be built”
  2. Hawaiian Activist working for DLNR Refused To Release Water For West Maui Fires Until It Was Too Late
  3. MEMA Chief to be Fall Guy for Lahaina Disaster?
  4. Notification of Maui victim’s families to begin soon as fatalities mount
  5. Bankruptcy Coming: Hawaiian Electric’s stock plunges 34% on fears of wildfire liability
  6. Lahaina Affordable Housing Projects Burn to Ground
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Monday, August 14, 2023
August 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 2796 Views
  1. Warning Not Heeded: 2018 Hurricane Lane Almost Torched Lahaina
  2. Hawaiian Electric Company’s Wildfire Strategy--Too Little Too Late
  3. As inferno grew, Lahaina’s water system collapsed
  4. 'Tapped Out' Maui Firefighters Were Trying To Cover A Lot Of Ground The Day Lahaina Burned
  5. Maui wildfire death toll increases by three to 96--many more to come
  6. Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitors have ‘largely heeded call’ to leave Maui
  7. Billions in losses projected to hit Hawaii’s economy hard
  8. A quick look at Lahaina’s population
  9. Waimea man challenges county’s liability waiver in firearm-carry application
  10. TRO against release of mosquitoes has yet to impact plans for Big Isle
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Sunday, August 13, 2023
August 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:07 PM :: 6649 Views
  1. Land and Power: Maui rebuild ‘huge’ for tourism, gov, mayor
  2. Government Red Tape and Insurance delays will push out Lahaina residents--rebuilt Maui town will slip into the hands of affluent outsiders
  3. Looters in Lahaina: Medical Center Robbed
  4. Lawyers in Lahaina: HECO Bankruptcy Coming as litigators look for lucrative evidence against power lines
  5. Lahaina fire death toll climbs to 93
  6. CNHA fund exceeds $1M for Maui relief
  7. When ‘affordable’ housing more resembles hard time
  8. Honolulu Council Approves Bill 4 Driving Up Cost of Housing Construction to Subsidize E-Cars, Solar Industry
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Saturday, August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:37 PM :: 3365 Views
  1. “Near Riot” between residents, Maui police shuts down limited access to Lahaina
  2. Hawaii utility faces scrutiny for not cutting power to reduce fire risks--Lines Not Buried
  3. How Failed communications left Lahaina residents trapped by fire
  4. Maui’s Top Emergency Officials Were Off Island As Wildfires Hit Lahaina
  5. State Launching Hawaii Fire Relief Housing Program
  6. Trial set to start for adoptive parents accused of killing 6-year-old girl
  7. Green’s Housing Emergency Panel ‘hard-to-hear’--activist excluded from meeting
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Friday, August 11, 2023
August 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:31 PM :: 3897 Views
  1. For 1,000s of Lahaina Residents -- Next Stop Las Vegas?
  2. Lahaina Fire Sparked by Downed Power Lines?
  3. Maui Kicking all Tourists off Island--Again
  4. Maunakea observatories’ decommissioning is imminent  
  5. Maui price freeze in effect due to emergency proclamations
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Thursday, August 10, 2023
August 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:24 PM :: 3093 Views
  1. Coco Palms to be Model for Lahaina Rebuild? Disaster could be lasting setback for economy
  2. Judge says “no” to joint meetings between Miske, co-defendants, and their lawyers
  3. ‘Less Than $250K’ -- Payment to HCC hackers was first for state
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:18 PM :: 2008 Views
  1. Judge rules against another 4-month delay in Miske trial
  2. Honolulu Council To Decide Whether To Pay For HPD Officer's Defense In Lawsuit Over Fatal Shooting
  3. Affordable Housing?  $2,400 per month for a studio apartment in Hilo
  4. 'Affordable Housing’ Projects In Hawaii Are Unaffordable To Many
  5. Public invited to Q&A about Green’s emergency housing order


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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
August 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:44 PM :: 2179 Views
  1. Emergency Order an Indictment of Legislative Housing Policy
  2. Honolulu plans $257.1 million CIP, rail bond sale
  3. Kihei’s $245M high school finally opens with 139 Students--Teachers Can’t Afford to Live There
  4. A Big Island Man Sues Over Gun Permit Privacy Protection
  5. Bogus legal mail used to smuggle drugs to Hawaii inmates
  6. Lack of Mental Health Care Killing Homeless Youth
  7. Soft-on-Crime Crowd Wants to Abolish Prison Program Requirements to Let Even More Criminals Back out onto the Streets Sooner
  8. Unemployment Recipients Fake Interviews to Stay on Dole
  9. Despite rising prices, Hawaii residents poised to see cut in food stamp benefits this fall
  10. Hawaii Medicaid recipients hit roadblocks during state’s massive renewal push
  11. Honolulu Liquor Commission lawsuit going to trial
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Monday, August 7, 2023
August 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 2425 Views
  1. Clueless Bill 44: Already Illegal to Lie on monster house permit application, but nobody noticed 
  2. Trial continued after secret discipline for police in Makaha crash
  3. HSTA’s Latest Scam: Solar AC All Failed -- Will need to be Replaced
  4. Critics Of Legislative Term Limits Need To Start Shooting Straight
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Sunday, August 6, 2023
August 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:54 PM :: 4025 Views
  1. This Day in History: Truman Announces Hiroshima Bombing
  2. "Wouldn’t it be nice to get a permit in 10 days?"
  3. Honolulu Rail: ‘I hope its future is short’
  4. Little changes can lead to more housing 
  5. Taking No Prisoners in California
  6. Crooks and Cronies: Carpenters Buy Insiders, Insiders Buy Green
  7. “How can we flaunt our power over you?”
  8. No Buyers for ‘Affordable’ Units designed to fall further behind on property ladder
  9. 4,900 Convicted felons bring ‘Diversity’ to Hawaii juries--what could go wrong?
  10. More Cutbacks at Star-Advertiser
  11. HS Students Forced to Write Essays in Class after Massive AI Cheating
  12. State’s backbone financial system is 50 years old
  13. School Shooter Vulnerability assessments mandated by state DOE
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Saturday, August 5, 2023
August 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 3108 Views
  1. Architect arrested after alleged DPP bribery attempt   
  2. Union balks over ‘hazard pay’ survey distributed to thousands of government employees
  3. Campbell High School Refuses To Facilitate Transfer of Cyberbullied Autistic Student
  4. Hawaii youth climate lawsuit trial set for next summer
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Friday, August 4, 2023
August 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:57 PM :: 2937 Views
  1. Eight Years Later: Honolulu Rail Is Still Waiting For The Feds To Release Money
  2. Developers Pour $600K into Mayor’s 2024 Campaign Fund
  3. Kailua attorney has gained attention defending January 6 insurrectionists
  4. Millionaire Hawaiian heiress among those who received federal bailout funds
  5. Same Hustle, Different Year: Classroom air conditioning (again)
  6. Dead Batteries From Electric Vehicles Could “Make Islands Unlivable”
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Thursday, August 3, 2023
August 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 2628 Views
  1. OHA is Center of Nepotism: Second Trustee supervises daughter in violation of new law
  2. High Tech Scammers’ Cashflow Lost in Political Infighting
  3. HPD approves 409 concealed-carry licenses, making headway on backlog
  4. HPD Chief’s Decision On Cops In Makaha Pursuit Case Remains A Mystery
  5. Cutbacks at Star-Adv: Spotlight Goes Dark
  6. HART contractor punctures Dillingham Bl. gas line TWICE--without checking with Gas Co
  7. COVID surge: Hawaii County hospitalizations up 64%
  8. Homeowners Insurance: State high court asked to intervene in lawsuits over alleged price-fixing
  9. Maui County tightens regulations for air and replica guns
  10. ‘Zoom-bomb’ forces cancellation of 2 public meetings
  11. State Capitol Metal Detectors Delayed
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Wednesday, August 2, 2023
August 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 2669 Views
  1. Not Affordable: New Aloha Stadium to be Subsidized by Housing Revenue
  2. Ban on Fundraisers? Hawaii Legislators Rake in Campaign Cash During Session
  3. Brittany Zimmerman Sells Her Vision To Hawaiʻi County – But Is It For Real?
  4. DoE Hired Alleged Child Molester?
  5. “Community-based recruiting” DoE Hires 967 New Teachers for Upcoming Semester
  6. $600M Plan Doomed: Department of Hawaiian Home Lands struggling to fill dozens of vacancies
  7. Alaska mayor’s plan to send homeless to warmer cities gets (hypocritical) pushback in Hawaii
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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
August 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:55 PM :: 4140 Views
  1. “Race-based incidents involving tourists are not rare”
  2. Homeless Zombies OD on Fentanyl, Use Narcan to Revive Themselves Again and Again 
  3. State’s Worthless Judiciary had Alleged Fentanyl Dealer back in 2018--Did Nothing (now feds have him)
  4. Judge releases HPD officer after multiple TRO violations
  5. Ige defends HTA, Slams Green for being owned by PRP not HSTA
  6. Honolulu Council Member Augie Tulba: A 64% Pay Raise Is Absurd, And That’s No Joke
  7. Bill 44: If DPP Deems your House a ‘Monster’, they can tear it down
  8. DPP Retaliation: Disabled Man Who Asked For Help Fixing The Sidewalk Instead Got A Violation
  9. Archaeologists Creating Work for Themselves
  10. Hawaii County council proposes larger property tax break for older kupuna  
  11. Hawaii could see a big hurricane season, but most homes aren’t ready
  12. Hawaii middle school principal ousted after mounting complaints over leadership
  13. Hawaii hotel prices top nation during first half of 2023
  14. Supply and Demand: Vacation rental prices soar
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Monday, July 31, 2023
July 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:30 PM :: 2278 Views
  1. Emergency Order: “Success is far from guaranteed”
  2. Decades-Long History of ‘Stuck’ Government Housing Projects
  3. DHHL Socks Low Income Homesteaders With $2,000 Monthly Water Bill
  4. Money News: Makua Valley Lease Expires 2029
  5. Honolulu Changed Bus Routes To Accommodate The Rail. But Ridership Hits New Low
  6. UH: Sen. Donna Mercado Kim is both misleading and erroneous
  7. Access to Hawaii public school campus assessments impeded
  8. US Senate bill would make it easier for foreign workers to get to Hawaiian tuna fishing vessels
  9. Remembering Johnny Fraser on the anniversary of his disappearance
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Sunday, July 30, 2023
July 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 7:19 PM :: 2681 Views
  1. Tupola says empowering people is her motivation
  2. ‘Permit me’ -- to thank county officials again
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation how they Voted July 29, 2023
  4. Getting Kids to School in Kihei
  5. Why is it hard to buy and sell cryptocurrency in Hawaii?
  6. Miske Defendant Reminds Readers why State Judiciary is a Clown Show
  7. OHA: Hawaiians can’t afford to live in Hawaii -- but don’t blame us
  8. Can An Emergency Proclamation Solve Hawaii’s Housing Crisis? ‘That’s The Million Dollar Question’
  9. Gov. Green banking on approval ratings to propel policies
  10. Council chair pressured to rescind costly condo fire sprinkler law
  11. AI smarter than Council and collects quarters, too
  12. Film details eviction of Hawaii’s Japanese Americans during WWII
  13. Just End it All: Suicide Easier than Ever in Hawaii
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Saturday, July 29, 2023
July 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:07 PM :: 2578 Views
  1. Green Appoints Thielen, Hannemann ... and Ex-Con Stacy Moniz
  2. After One Month, Still Nobody Riding Rail--HART Fears Kids will Sell Free Holo Cards
  3. Hawaii sees average credit card debt balloon as cost of living rises
  4. Anzai Brought in to Cover Up Broken Trust
  5. DHHL to build Vertical?
  6. Why were oral arguments challenging permit of Thirty Meter Telescope deferred? Nobody will say
  7. Hu Honua is not Going Away -- Comeback as ‘Green’ Hydrogen Scheme
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Friday, July 28, 2023
July 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 2709 Views
  1. Pathways to Removing Housing Obstacles
  2. DoH: Hawaii Needs Lots and Lots of Free Needles
  3. Tourist Count Up 5.5%
  4. Solar Shaft: HECO Evenings hit $0.66 per kwh
  5. Red Hill’s Fuel Director Raised An Alarm Before Pipes Leaked. The Navy Removed Her
  6. Alm: State Legislature Makes Corruption Hard to prosecute in Hawaii
  7. Kokua Line: Who’s on the governor’s fast-track building group?
  8. Honolulu Architect Who Bribed Permit Workers Sentenced To One Year In Prison
  9. Missing Waimanalo Girl Declared Dead, Opening Path For Suit Against State
  10. The state's latest gun control law goes before a judge
  11. Murdered by the ACLU: Homeless Girl Dead Because She was not FORCED into Shelter
  12. Keeping the Homeless Homeless is Expensive: Half A Million Dollars Buys 6 Months Of Security Guards For Waikiki
  13. Another EB5 Scam: Hawaii Ocean Plaza Investor From Japan Out $560K, Was Also Promised A Visa
  14. New Hawaii County sustainability office created
  15. New data reveals Hawaii has the second highest drowning rate in the nation
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Thursday, July 27, 2023
July 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 PM :: 1819 Views
  1. Feds Closely Watching Local Property Deals For Signs Of Money Laundering
  2. Your GE Tax Hike at Work: Immediate Subsidy to Big Developers
  3. Emergency Order: Planners OK more mixed-use development in Halawa
  4. Emergency Order: Developer renews plan for homes below Koko Crater
  5. But No Development Here: DHHL case must spur state progress
  6. To Fund Fat Pay Hikes, Hawaii LG Sylvia Luke Spent Money She Didn’t Have--Governor Bails Her Out
  7. Hawaii Defense Contractors Likely To Get Probation For Campaign Violations
  8. Law Enforcement Standards Board Inches Toward Hiring Key Staff
  9. Board hearing over TMT construction is postponed
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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
July 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 2371 Views
  1. Taxpayer-funded cover-up? Experts question $2.2M settlement in prison sex assault case state actually won
  2. Reward for Fraud: Schatz Seeks Big Payout for Hawaiian 8a Contractors
  3. Gov. Green’s emergency order: “There’s going to be a lot of litigation as a result of this.”
  4. Red Hill Crisis Gives  Board of Water Supply say in Aloha Stadium Development 
  5. Parents call for ouster of Waimea Canyon Middle School principal
  6. Rate Hikes Coming: PUC Approves $480M Battery for Kapolei (again)
  7. Road Usage Fee: Double Tax on E Cars
  8. Kauai: Many Open Seats in 2026 Elections
  9. $16M for Kona Homeless Shelter
  10. Hilo veterans home fined again for failing to meet standards
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
July 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:14 PM :: 3028 Views
  1. Josh Green Owned and Operated by Carpenters Union
  2. Miske Tied to Kewalo Basin Kidnapping
  3. Green’s New BOE Chair Haruki Mouths Usual Empty Platitudes
  4. Honolulu Star-Advertiser Is Cutting More News Staff
  5. Hawaii Senate Leaders Shower Themselves with Pork
  6. Mufi Hannemann is front-runner for HTA board seat
  7. Hotel data reflect slower summer start than last year
  8. Homeless Dude Allegedly Beats Man to Pulp, Throws Him in Fire
  9. After 15 Years, DOBOR Finally Does Something with Ala Wai Lot
  10. Worker shortage leads to suspension of Kapaa school bus services
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Monday, July 24, 2023
July 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:58 PM :: 2310 Views
  1. New Nepotism Law?  Brickwood Galuteria Already Looking for Exemption
  2. Violent, and blatant, criminal activity within the walls of OCCC
  3. Funding Limits Soft-on-Crime Propaganda
  4. Did TMT start work or no? Land board to mull permit condition No. 4
  5. Keeping it in the family: Farmers using state land laud new law regarding lease extensions
  6. Summertime And The Flying Is Easy — For Lawmakers, That Is
  7. Hawaii developer is asked to do more for evicted residents
  8. Zombies: Honolulu triples homeless cleanup crew efforts
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Sunday, July 23, 2023
July 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 PM :: 2985 Views
  1. Housing regulations add $233,000 to $325,000 to the cost of building a home
  2. Developers Emergency Proclamation Suspends Sunshine Law
  3. Emergency? Green Copies Waihee’s Failed Playbook
  4. Suckers: Kakaako was also Sold to you as ‘Workforce Housing’
  5. Pre-COVID rail data more concerning
  6. Trial Lawyer News: Congress members seek registry to track health effects of Red Hill
  7. Hu Honua Reincarnated as ‘Green’ Hydrogen Scheme
  8. City Distributes 1,700 ‘guns allowed’ posters
  9. Enablers Re-Start Feeding Homeless Criminals in Waikiki
  10. Encounter with an armed trespasser adds to growing concerns about Kalihi encampments
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Saturday, July 22, 2023
July 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:48 PM :: 2489 Views
  1. Witness Intimidation News: Judge denies release on bond for Miske’s brother
  2. 50% of Educated People Leave Hawaii
  3. Skyline ridership declines in third week of business
  4. Football Player, Coaches Play Word Games with Rape
  5. Hysteria Debunked in Court as Maui Eco Nuts seek TRO to Save Mosquitoes from Eradication
  6. After 23 Years, Final approval given for $328M Hawaiian homesteads settlement
  7. Oahu’s Iwilei Resource Center days can be “pretty wild” as the staff of 20 is trying to handle 6 bums
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Friday, July 21, 2023
July 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:33 PM :: 2791 Views
  1. Friends and Family Plan: Federal lawsuit claims Hilo attorney maliciously prosecuted on Bogus Rape Charge
  2. ‘Sensitive Fail’:  Gun Law Did Not Prevent Fatal bar shooting
  3. HART board surprised by $99M Lawsuit
  4. Lack of clarity plagues Mauna Kea transition
  5. City director reports drop in Honolulu building permit backlog
  6. Neighborhood Board Election Outcome Reversed After Rematch
  7. Public asked to weigh in on state’s ocean stewardship fee proposal
  8. Disabled couple wins Handi-Van appeal
  9. Oahu Condo Board Members Feel ‘Muzzled’ By Management Companies
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Thursday, July 20, 2023
July 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:20 PM :: 2652 Views
  1. Sen Dela Cruz Gets Away With Bad Things Because He Knows State’s Minor League Justice System Won’t Stop Him
  2. Aloha Stadium: Hawaii lawmakers plan to Copy San Diego’s Failed Snapdragon Project
  3. Nearing end of sentences, ex-cops in Kealoha scandal moved to halfway house
  4. After Jacking Up Assessments, New Honolulu tax credits aim to assist homeowners
  5. Developers Are Betting Big On Honolulu’s Business District. Will It Pay Off?
  6. Wahiawa Dam: Multi-Million Dollar State Giveaway to Dole
  7. Lawyer who accessed governor’s private info regains access to electronic system
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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
July 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 2557 Views
  1. Kuilei Place First to benefit from Governor’s Housing Proclamation
  2. Act222: New Road Mileage tax Imposed
  3. Maui Council Raises General Excise Tax To Subsidize Developers
  4. Ev Dowling Doesn’t get His Pick: Jonathan Likeke Scheuer Is On The East Maui Water Board
  5. ‘Forever Chemicals’ Disappear After Two Months
  6. Meth, Steroids, Syringes found at OCCC: AGs office to lead Coverup of Inmate Murder
  7. HPD officer pleads no contest to tampering with government document
  8. Civil settlement in sex assault case against former high school football stars on hold
  9. No Safety Check, No Problem: Honolulu Clerks Helped Used Car Dealers Cheat System
  10. Progressive Teacher Deported to California to Face Trial on 23 Counts of Child Molestation
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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
July 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:30 PM :: 3429 Views
  1. Cover-up: Plea deal eyed for top Public Safety trainer accused of lying on resume to get promoted
  2. Obstruction: Federal Investigation Target Admits Covering for Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
  3. Time of Use Rates: Do You Really Want HECO to Act Like a Ticket Scalper?
  4. By Shutting Down Rail, HART Could Save $680M and Use it to Build More Rail
  5. Hirono Tops Fund Race
  6. Honolulu property taxes are wealth taxes by another name
  7. Celebrutard Nicole Scherzinger Suddenly Becomes Anti-Telescope Protester in Scam to get Beach House Approved
  8. British Tabloid Pumps up Walter Ritte’s latest Effort to Steal Molokai Ranch
  9. Group tries ‘Sovereignty’ Kitsch as Sales Pitch--Still forced to pull plug on Hilo bottling plant
  10. A ‘Complete Rebuild’ Is Underway For Kauai’s Hobbled Water Utility
  11. Four HPD recruits hospitalized after suffering exhaustion from self-defense exercises
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