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Saturday, February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:03 PM :: 2091 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 :: 1314 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 :: 2121 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 :: 3671 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 :: 972 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 :: 1095 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 :: 2012 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 :: 1645 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 :: 2093 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 :: 1318 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 :: 1490 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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Tuesday, January 31, 2023
January 31, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 PM :: 1252 Views
  1. Green Abandons GET reform effort--Still Lying About how Much Tourists Pay
  2. Governor’s ‘green fee’ plan scaled back to target park, trail and beach users
  3. The local news media landscape
  4. Former police chief Ballard prevails in defamation suit brought by ex-SHOPO president
  5. Lawmakers Want More Information Made Public On Inmate Deaths In State Prisons And Jails
  6. Under pilot, Homeless Drug Addicted Criminals in Chinatown are being given a choice: Jail or treatment
  7. To Reduce Rent, Many Oahu restaurants eliminate their dining areas
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Monday, January 30, 2023
Letters to the Editor January, 2023
By Letters to the Editor @ 5:30 PM :: 2425 Views
  • Bill 62 Higher Taxes Mean Higher Rent on Oahu
  • HB132 Would Eliminate Election Auditing
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Monday, January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 2246 Views
  1. “What we have had here is quite a bit of corruption”
  2. Bills seek GET exemptions: Some focus on medical services in an effort to ease physician shortage
  3. Bills would expand fees to access Hawaii state parks, trails
  4. DLNR Nominee Dawn Chang Faces Tough Questions About Her Past Work
  5. Raising Taxi Rates Helps, But Rate Deregulation Is What’s Needed
  6. A State Abortion Coordinator? Mrs Kaniela Ing wants to Model Reproductive Rights on State’s Wildly Successful Homelessness Initiative
  7. Lawmakers considering $250,000 settlement in case stemming from sexual assaults at Kona school
  8. Hu Honua case heads to high court again
  9. Peculiar: Tulsi Gabbard on Shortlist for Trump VP
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Sunday, January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:20 PM :: 3074 Views
  1. Corruption?  The conference room at the Capitol erupts in laughter
  2. Truth in Taxation: Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help
  3. The implication that batteries are going to be the source of backup for lack of sunlight on Oahu is simply wrong
  4. Suspending laws is a recurring tactic in Hawaii to shelter homeless
  5. Kakaako Makai: OHA Still Looking for a Re-Do
  6. Buying erosion sites: Enviros Reward their Rich Friends
  7. The legal odds appear stacked against any request to move the Miske trial
  8. Our lawmakers look for respect in all the wrong places
  9. Prince Kuhio Made Pearl Harbor ‘The Nation’s Chief Pacific Outpost’
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Saturday, January 28, 2023
January 28, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 1152 Views
  1. HPD: We don’t need more Police Ethics Training
  2. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek To Ease Process For Bringing Felony Charges
  3. Green Tax Cut may become reality--But Only for Some Public Employees 
  4. 2nd Amendment advocates balk at Green proposal to create gun-free ‘sensitive places’
  5. Waiahole families facing huge rent hikes as farmers fight to keep local agriculture alive
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Friday, January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:07 PM :: 1927 Views
  1. To Stop Reformers, Legislators propose Changing OHA Elections
  2. Aloha Stadium: Green Plan to Benefit Carpenters Union Delays RFP
  3. Lawsuit: Former Kaua‘i prosecutor fired for opposing judicial nominee
  4. Hawaii County PD releases annual disciplinary report
  5. UH graduate assistants’ fight to unionize reaches high court
  6. Hawaii Ordered An Acupuncturist To Stop Practicing. Three Years Later, He Still Was
  7. Hawaii tourist or resident misbehavior what's worse?
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Thursday, January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:43 PM :: 1861 Views
  1. Feds May Seek Change of Venue: After Drug Bust, Lawyer Otake Met Miske, Malone in Parking Lot
  2. Renters suffer when Hawaii property assessments increase
  3. 1,300 Jobs Culled At Largest Hawaii Vacation Rental: Shocks Industry
  4. Revising ‘outdated’ law to curb Hawaii emergency powers       
  5. Ex-HPD chief Ballard takes stand in defamation trial, blames misquoted online news article
  6. Authorities arrest former prison guard accused of sexually abusing inmates
  7. Cost Comparison of Hawaii Solar Projects
  8. MEO clears disputed site of future housing project in Waiehu
  9. Oahu aims to clear blocked sidewalks near schools
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 11:22 AM :: 2394 Views
  1. Feds: Female Guard Gave Miske associate access to cell phone, drugs while detained at OCCC
  2. DoE Enrollment will Soon be at 65-Year Low
  3. Hawaii legislators want to expand program to keep drug dealers out of jail if they act crazy 
  4. New Park Rangers to Hunt down small businesses
  5. Former Kamehameha Schools CEO appointed as new interim leadership for Bishop Museum
  6. Hawaii had a total of 1,440 millionaires in 2020
  7. Eco-Religion Children's’ Crusade to be tossed out of Court?
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 PM :: 1469 Views
  1. Kouchi: Tax Cuts are Dead on Arrival, but we’ll make it look good
  2. Attorney General launches cover-up of illegal fireworks delivery to Guards at Oahu jail
  3. Decision forthcoming to fill 2 state House vacancies
  4. Don’t be a Fool: Hydrogen is Just Oil Company Greenwashing
  5. Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Shields Against Supreme Court Rulings On Abortion, Guns
  6. HSTA-Owned Legislators Plan to Kill Preschool Plan by Requiring Fully Credentialed Teachers
  7. 3 decades after Dana Ireland’s murder, innocence project attorneys ask judge to vacate conviction
  8. Statewide four year delay to receive birth and death certificates
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Monday, January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:09 PM :: 1773 Views
  1. Perruso: Republicans Will Take Wahiawa if Dems Don’t Pretend to Clean up Corruption
  2. Experts: Hawaii’s economy poised to slow down ‘significantly’
  3. School Choice Week: Our keiki deserve an education fitting their unique needs
  4. State Regulators Gratuitously Orders Shut Down of Octopus Farm
  5. Hawaii Highways Closed For Accidents, Infuriating Residents and Visitors
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Sunday, January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 3484 Views
  1. Census: For First Time, Majority of Native Hawaiians live outside of Hawaii 
  2. Calvin Say: What I said before about HGEA Fraudulently Boosting Assessments to Line their own pockets is …uh… ‘Ridiculous’
  3. Will Legislators Finally Abolish HTA This Session?
  4. Will HSTA Kill Pre-K Again?
  5. Local Government Was No Sure Thing In Hawaii — Until Prince Kuhio Got Involved
  6. Miske trial could take as long as five months
  7. Tiny Coolant Leak on Mauna Kea Should Spark Another Wave of Activist Histrionics
  8. Hawai‘i kupuna watchdog head says program in need of expansion
  9. Sales of Delta-8 THC go on in Hawaii amid murky legal status
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Saturday, January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 2:55 PM :: 1277 Views
  1. Bribery and Fraud: ‘The Public is Angry’
  2. Perfectly Good Telescope to be Removed from Maunakea--Will be Installed at Chilean University where Science is Valued
  3. HART to Open ‘Mid-2023’?
  4. DHHL Spending delayed by State’s Grab for $412M COVID Money?
  5. State’s highest court rules incumbent Maui councilmember won seat in key race
  6. Federal Judge Grants Broad Order Protecting A Honolulu Reporter
  7. ‘Just like Marco Polo’: 77-year-old man killed in large blaze at Aiea highrise
  8. Medical clinic for homeless at Punawai opens for patients
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Friday, January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:24 PM :: 1505 Views
  1. Gov. Josh Green Blocks New Jail: Says We Need to Let Lots and Lots of Criminals Back out onto the Streets
  2. Alm: Prosecutors will Stop Asking HPA to Deny Parole to ‘Heinous’ Criminals
  3. Hawaii Paroling Authority Releasing Lots of Criminals Early--Especially the Crazy Ones
  4. Hawaii’s homeless criminals take a toll on local restaurants
  5. Homeless Village Planned Next to Existing Meth Camp Across from Middle Street Bus Terminal
  6. Hawaii Visitor $50 “Green” Fees ‘Dead on Arrival’
  7. ‘It’s Horrendous’: The Deaths Of 2 Doctors Deepen The Void In Rural Health Care Access
  8. State’s highest court considers call for new election in key Maui Council race
  9. DPP Claims Wait Time reduced to Four Weeks
  10. Traffic violators owe Hawaii taxpayers tens of millions in unpaid fines, records show
  11. Officials warn of more traffic during Honolulu rail work
  12. Hawaii House GOP: Government Reform Is A Priority
  13. Senate GOP: Brenton Awa Admits he is an Idiot
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Thursday, January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:04 PM :: 2548 Views
  1. Opening Day: Former Chief Investigator Sues Hawaii Attorney General’s Office for Refusing to Prosecute Corruption
  2. Opening Day: John Waihee’s Favorite Trump-era influence peddler sentenced to prison
  3. Opening Day: Ex-Navatek CEO Pleads Not Guilty To Mortgage Fraud In Hawaii
  4. Opening Day: Miske Lawyer Still on the Case--For Now
  5. Hawaii Gov Signals He'll Sign Ethics Reform Bills--But Only if They Land On His Desk
  6. Bill: 100% Tax on Home Price Increase
  7. Bill: 25% TAT on Short Term Rentals
  8. Senate Bill 125 would increase the “tip credit” amount to match 20% of the Hawaii minimum wage
  9. Opening Day: Makaha Beach Thug Interrupts Speaker’s Remarks--“You guys talking about money--We First”
  10. Water Board Says EPA is Slowing Red Hill Shutdown
  11. Over 400 citations issued from Oahu red light cameras
  12. Suit against Boy Scouts: ‘Pattern of failures’ led to fatal shooting of 11-year-old at Hawaii campsite
  13. HB64: Confiscating Guns
  14. Rich Liberal Democrats support affordable housing in principle but go all NIMBY when it comes to their own neighborhoods
  15. HSTA News: Former Waimea Teacher Victor Aguilar sentenced for sexual assault
  16. Ex-airline worker indicted in COVID fraud
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:32 PM :: 1641 Views
  1. Lawmakers Rushing To Hold Last-Minute Fundraisers Before Session Begins
  2. Honolulu Permitting Inspector OK’d His Own Company’s Projects
  3. A new witness for the prosecution appears to have created conflict of interest for Miske’s lead attorney
  4. Will Anderson ‘Blowup’ $600 Million DHHL Spending Plan?
  5. A year after construction wrapped up, red tape keeps city’s $17M housing project for the homeless empty
  6. Maui Medical center’s patient census seasonally high
  7. Ron Menor, longtime Hawaii politician, dies at 67
  8. Hawaii gas price average finally below $5, but still higher than national trend
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:05 PM :: 1604 Views
  1. News media turn a blind eye to attorney misdeeds
  2. Hawaii's Zoning Laws Are A Self-Inflicted Wound. It's Hurting Our Housing
  3. Green’s $100M Climate Fund based on Unconstitutional State Visitor Impact Fee
  4. State to unveil ambitious preschool plan for Hawaii (again)
  5. After 5 years in court, North Shore killing brings call for tougher murder law
  6. Hawaii bill proposed to offer backpay to those terminated over vaccine mandates
  7. Hawaii Renewable Energy Projects Are Back On Track After Chinese Companies Reroute Solar Panels Thru SE Asia to Evade Biden Administration Slavery Sanctions
  8. Hawaii needle exchanges at record high--1.23M
  9. Eternal Flame for Hawaii’s veterans burns again
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Monday, January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 8:31 PM :: 1625 Views
  1. Legislators ‘Rough Up’ Ikaika Anderson, Prepare to reject Appointment
  2. When the Legislature passed the Sunshine Law it exempted itself
  3. Sen. Gabbard to push for Green Amendment
  4. Red Hill task force takes full control of ‘all activities’ at Site
  5. Will Council Vote to Clear Knife-Wielding Homeless Drug Addicts from School Grounds?
  6. Captain Cook fire station illegally renamed without public input
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Sunday, January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 2314 Views
  1. Criminal Conspiracy behind Property Assessment Hikes
  2. Only Republicans Support Tax Cuts
  3. Hawaii Is Where People Spend The Most On Rent --42% of Income
  4. Lawmakers not enthused about changing the way business is done at the Legislature
  5. Saiki: Green’s $100M Climate Initiative DOA
  6. DHHL Will Soon Have Three Plans to Spend $600M--Therefore the money will elapse unspent
  7. More upgrades needed at State Hospital to handle demand for mental health services
  8. Department of Health no longer wants 2 Oahu hospitals
  9. Molokai health center closing, leaving a big hole in medical care on the 'friendly isle'
  10. 456 Catch-n-Release Arrests in Waikiki, 575 Arrests in Chinatown do nothing to reduce Crime--Time to Call in National Guard?
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Saturday, January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 2379 Views
  1. Prioritizing lists
  2. Kihei: Opening of Kūlanihākoʻi High School campus delayed
  3. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 14, 2023
  4. Kuilei Place ‘Affordable’ Units Cost $800K
  5. A loaf of bread for $10.99? Inflation might be easing but sticker shock is still real
  6. 2 Miske Lawyers could be disqualified over Forged Character References  
  7. Is MMA star BJ Penn running for something? It sure looks that way
  8. Maui Lawmakers Wishy-Washy on Tax Cuts
  9. Disused since 2007, Air Force Lease of DHHL Land on Molokai Finally Expires
  10. Parking meter snafu totally avoidable
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Friday, January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:14 PM :: 1342 Views
  1. Soft on Crime: Man charged with attacking elderly woman in her home had murder conviction overturned on Technicality
  2. Sen Favella: Shut Down UH Manoa
  3. DPP Finally Processes Building Permit 5 Months After Chick-fil-a Opens
  4. 99% of Medicated Dopers Say its for uh … ‘Pain’ or uh … ‘PTSD’
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Thursday, January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:26 PM :: 1946 Views
  1. Blangiardi will not cut Property Tax Rates
  2. Honolulu Hale Keeps Stealing State Appointees To Keep HART Board Non-Functional--AG Refuses to Issue Opinion on Legality
  3. Green proposes first biennial operating budget, says Homeless cost $80K per bum per year
  4. Bill aims at minimum wage tip credits for Hawaii service workers 
  5. Commission Fines Cayetano Campaign, Super PAC Over anti-Green Attack Ads 
  6. Military housing rent hikes taking a toll on residents 
  7. Kihei school missing legal requirement to open campus 
  8. Victorino Vetoed Maui Historical Rules on last Day in Office 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:18 PM :: 1384 Views
  1. Judiciary Uses ‘Prosecutorial Misconduct’ as Excuse to let 24 Gangsters Escape Justice--Now They Want to Go Further
  2. Green Goes Wobbly on GE Tax Cuts
  3. “I am so pissed off”--Carpenters Union Operative Ikaika Anderson Bumbles Through Senate Hearing
  4. Former Maui senator (and cocaine dealer) has paid $75,000 of his $100,000 fine
  5. Death Penalty Phase Begins For USO ‘Enforcer’ In Arizona
  6. ‘USO Family’ inmate facing repeal of probation after Auto Break-ins at Makapuu Point
  7. Hawaii Hospital Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Nurses
  8. DOE slow to assess schools’ vulnerabilities to violence
  9. Crew members, air ambulance wreckage recovered from ocean
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:49 PM :: 1939 Views
  1. Mizuno, Holt Bill Would Legalize Gambling Parlors and restrict ownership to local criminals
  2. Mainland Criminal Shot in Waikiki: Found not guilty in attempted murder case but foolishly did not leave Hawaii--now HPD Shows Little Interest in Catching Vigilantes
  3. New Preschools Designed to Fail: DoE Assigns only Three People to Spend $200M
  4. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green pledges $100M to line global warmers pockets
  5. Handi-Van Delivers Dude with Firebomb to FBI HQ in Kapolei
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Monday, January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:53 PM :: 1427 Views
  1. Hawaii Congressional Delegation How They Voted January 7, 2023
  2. Akina recaps victories, disappointments of 2022; is optimistic about 2023
  3. Green tells HSTA he will propose new $500 teacher tax credit
  4. $100M Affordable Housing Scam: HCDA to discount 501 Kakaako affordable housing units to insiders’ profitable nonprofits for a quick flip
  5. Capitol gradually reopens with ‘hybrid environment’
  6. Hawaii Increasing State-Leased Office Space
  7. Reconsider The GET
  8. Another Year, Another Gambling Bill
  9. TMT environmental review delayed by voluminous comments
  10. HMC overcrowding project: $50 million expansion would add 55 beds
  11. Only a fraction of cemeteries on the island are licensed by the state and not all have a perpetual care fund
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Sunday, January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:57 PM :: 1806 Views
  1. City Planning to INCREASE Property Tax Rates to Pay for Fattened HGEA, UPW, SHOPO Contracts
  2. HGEA Job trust killing Sister Isle Health Care: Hefty subsidies continue for Hawaii’s state-run hospitals
  3. Tracking Government Reform Proposals In Hawaii
  4. What is Ron Kouchi’s Darkest Secret?
  5. Kahele: A relatively new political face who just couldn’t put it all together
  6. Kawika Crowley, Republican Congressional Nominee, Commits Suicide in Hilo
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Saturday, January 7, 2023
January 7, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:28 PM :: 1845 Views
  1. Fleeing From Feds: Hawaii Jones Act Shipbuilder Arrested at Sea
  2. Hawaii Most Expensive Pizza in USA
  3. Sunshine Law Violation? OHA Town Halls to Discuss Kakaako Makai Development
  4. Notice of Judicial Vacancy – District Judge, District Court of the First Circuit (island of O’ahu)
  5. Optimism About Astronomy on Mauna Kea
  6. Former Navatek CEO Indicted Again--Second Jones Act Shipbuilder Arrested This Week
  7. Leaky Hawaii Convention Center--It seems like Aloha Stadium all over again
  8. Another Giveaway to HSTA: Hawaii governor to propose $500 tax credit for teachers
  9. Downturn gripped 2022’s Oahu home sales
  10. Experts say cesspool conversion too costly for most
  11. Hawaii retailers say shoplifters are a growing threat to their bottom lines
  12. ‘The Color of Money’ -- City’s Homeless Resource Center remains empty due to funding complications
  13. Hawaii approved controversial ‘FCKBLM’ license plate. It can’t get it back.
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Friday, January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:28 PM :: 1988 Views
  1. Maui County Lawyers Attack Reporter Who Exposed Child Molesting DUI Sextortion Cop
  2. 'I think it's a wake up call' -- DPP Delays Behind Deadly Unpermitted Rock Wall Collapse
  3. Interim chair of the Honolulu Liquor Commission resigns to go work for Bissen on Maui, blaming ‘baseless accusations’
  4. Good News: Hundreds Of Honolulu Parking Meters Disabled By Verizon 3G Shutdown--City ‘only’ Had Seven Years Notice
  5. Prison Health Records System Down for Six Months, Because DPS Did not Update Software
  6. To address staffing shortfalls, 12-hour shifts proposed for adult corrections officers
  7. ‘Record-breaking’ demand for healthcare takes toll on workers at Maui hospital
  8. NTSB Preliminary Report - Hawaii Life Flight
  9. Semisub in fraud case missing from Kewalo Harbor
  10. Reimagining Waikiki Tourism: Poop, urine and vomit are just icing on the cake
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Thursday, January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:29 PM :: 3250 Views
  1. Nakipi Motorcycle Club Collecting Drug Debts for Miske-Six Deaths?
  2. 223% Increase in Property Taxes on Long-Term Rental Units
  3. State considers another $300 tax refund
  4. New Clinic for Military Families Exposed to Red Hill Fuel a 'Dog and Pony Show,' Patients Say
  5. Hawaii County permitting process “extremely unusual” in the industry
  6. Demand for SNAP up; increase in Social Security benefits could impact eligibility
  7. Soft on Crime: After Three Armed Standoffs, Criminal May Finally get Time in Prison instead of ‘Supervised Release’
  8. After Lifetime of Drug Use, Criminal Finally Gets Medication
  9. The real reason B.J. Penn ran for Hawaii Governor - he believes mountaintop telescope is Chinese weapon
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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:29 PM :: 3269 Views
  1. Taxes, housing drive people from Hawaii, policy group says
  2. Feds: Jail Guards Smuggling Illegal Fireworks thru OCCC Mailroom
  3. HPD: Unfair to ask us to Enforce Fireworks Laws--Get the Feds to do it
  4. Sierra Club: We Will Destroy Dawn Chang  just as we destroyed Carlton Ching
  5. Councilmembers: We intend to keep the Swollen Property Tax and Give it to Unions
  6. New Council Sworn In, Eliminates Remote Testimony--Then Changes Mind
  7. Dozens of concealed carry permits issued on Kaua‘i
  8. Not a Sanctuary State?  Hawaii ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban ‘Aliens’ from Owning Property
  9. Condo Owners Want More Power To Fight Their Homeowners Boards
  10. Homeless Trash Snuffs out Eternal Flame
  11. Group looks to speed up $2B-plus effort to cut Hawaii’s cesspools
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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 3194 Views
  1. HGEA Fraudulently Boosted Oahu property values to fatten contract negotiating position
  2. Honolulu City Council to take oaths at Noon Jan 3
  3. New laws pretend to take aim at corruption
  4. Swimming in Cash: Council to consider excess, unspent gas taxes
  5. About those 100% illegal aerial fireworks--Similar to Prohibition, this ban isn’t working
  6. The Big Island Is Confronting A Big Problem With Fentanyl
  7. Lawsuit: State Failed To Help Severely Disabled Boy
  8. Oahu care facility to close amid demand for services 
  9. Data Shows Hawaii Shippers Are Regularly Breaking Speed Limits In Sensitive Whale Zones
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Monday, January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 1:08 PM :: 1407 Views
  1. “Deep Moral Crisis” in Hawai‘i Government
  2. Drug Overdoses Are On The Rise as Addicts Get Narcan
  3. Hawaii vacation rental demand lower than before pandemic
  4. Big Island Attempts To Curb Short-Term Rentals
  5. Pork: Congress funds military, programs in Pacific
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Sunday, January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:52 PM :: 2895 Views
  1. Another Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer loses law license
  2. Kouchi: Green is a Lightweight and Will be Dealt With as Such
  3. Governor Doogie Howser MD
  4. Guns, housing, cannabis are on legislative agenda
  5. Pandering to the Ignorant: Brenton Awa Bill would ‘prevent nonresidents from buying our homes’
  6. NIMBYs Push back Against Affordable Housing
  7. Honolulu EMS reports long list of fireworks-related injuries in ‘brutal’ start to new year
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Saturday, December 31, 2022
December 31, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:21 PM :: 2304 Views
  1. Judge Allows Legal Trickery--Helps Union Boss Evict Pig Farmer
  2. Fireworks can annoy, yes, but time to chill out
  3. NDAA Military Spending Bill Will Make Jones Act Exemptions Harder to Get
  4. Hawaii Is Still Waiting for Big-Spending Japanese Tourists to Return
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Friday, December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 4:17 PM :: 2557 Views
  1. Hawaii:  Long, expensive road for government permission to work
  2. Green Announces Seven New Appointees--Pulls Tokioka and Yamane from House
  3. November 2022 Tourist Count 90.9% of November 2019 
  4. Department of Agriculture Awards 579 Microgrants
  5. Bishop Street Lawyer tries to Steal $2M--Loses Law License
  6. Development consultant appointed to run DLNR draws criticism
  7. 2022: Looking Back on a Year of Corruption Busts
  8. Quiet Title: How one Kuleana Plot was Reversed
  9. Police warn against firework watching on the freeway
  10. New Red Hill health clinic on Oahu off to a rocky start
  11. Respiratory Viruses Not Behind Hawaii Hospitalization Spike
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Thursday, December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:16 PM :: 1901 Views
  1. Saiki, Kouchi Plan to Block GE Tax Exemption for Food, Medical Care 
  2. Council Gives 42% Salary Hike to Maui County Clerk
  3. Rep Garcia to introduce bill to reduce gay recruitment in grades K-3
  4. Most Video Cameras At Hawaii’s Women’s Prison 'Broken’
  5. Violence Against Women Act amended to funnel money to Native Hawaiian Groups
  6. Sen Shimabukuro ‘understands’ Thug ‘Steward’ of remote West Oahu beach as he fights charges against him in court
  7. Homeowner Removes Concrete Seawall After Fines Threatened
  8. Navy criticized for paving over toxic foam spill area with tests pending
  9. Oahu sees a big dip in fireworks permits, but don’t expect a quiet night
  10. UH Helps DoE with New Excuse: Vog hurts student test scores
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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
December 28, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 PM :: 1423 Views
  1. AG Urged to Investigate Board of Bishop Museum
  2. COVID impact to linger: Schools chief says it will be years before students recover academically
  3. Green: Emergency rules still needed to tackle fallout from air ambulance crash
  4. Hawaii County Legal Fireworks sales strong ahead of New Year’s festivities
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022
December 27, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:15 PM :: 2557 Views
  1. Miske an FBI Informant?  Snitched on MS-13 to ‘Defend Hawaii’
  2. Judge: City could be held liable for Kealohas’ crimes, potentially costing millions
  3. Trust in Honolulu government is down, survey finds
  4. Blangiardi Seeks Another $33M for CNHA to Give Away
  5. A Streamlined Solution To Hawaii's Chronic Housing Woes
  6. Kauai Legal Fireworks Sales Begin
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Monday, December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 5:36 PM :: 1675 Views
  1. Child Welfare: "an assembly line of injustice, in which everyone pretends to be holding hearings, but they’re just going through the motions."
  2. COVID spurs rise in suicide risk factors
  3. Problems frustrate people relying on Oahu’s TheHandi-Van
  4. Hawai‘i Convention Center Grubbing for Money (again)
  5. Maui Has A New Plan To Map Significant Cultural Sites
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Sunday, December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022 News Read
By Andrew Walden @ 3:09 PM :: 1588 Views
  1. How Christmas Came to Hawaii
  2. Earning a Procurement Exemption
  3. When the Communications Director is Away
  4. Emergency Rule Extends Licensure Waiver for Nurses to Temporarily Practice in Hawaii 
  5. Green Budget Balloons 13%
  6. 1,758 lives lost to COVID in Hawaii
  7. Moszkowicz Big Island’s first Chief not born in Hawaii
  8. Mental Health Licensing: “The bureaucracy is unnecessarily difficult.”
  9. Hawaii public school teachers denied 2 days paid vacation from their vacation
  10. $115M to buy out Every Homeowner on Sunset Beach
  11. Navy says Red Hill cameras may not be operable for defueling
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