Entries by Hawaii Free Press

Former Cocaine Dealer Pulling Strings to Get Marijuana License?

State Democratic Majority Leader J. Kalani English, (a former cocaine dealer), is raising eyebrows at the state Capitol after he helped to pass the law to create medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii and then joined in a group that applied for one of the potentially lucrative dispensary licenses. State employees and lawmakers are prohibited from […]

Hawaii Poll: Clinton, Trump Lead Races for Nomination by Andrew Walden

This is what democracy looks like? The Star-Advertiser/Ward Poll released Sunday January 17, 2016 gives Hawaii a glimpse of what the presidential horse-race might look like if Hawaii conducted a State-run Presidential Primary as many other states do. But Hawaii doesn’t.  Instead voters are invited to cast their ballots in the caucuses organized by the […]

1959: Martin Luther King, Jr. Salutes Hawaii Statehood

The following remarks were made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, September 17, 1959 at the Hawaii House of Representatives 1959 First Special Session: “Mr. Speaker, distinguished members of the House of Representatives of this great new state in our Union, ladies and gentlemen: It is certainly a delightful privilege and pleasure for […]

Hawaii Democratic Presidential Caucus Date Changed to Help Clinton beat Sanders

ILind: Apparently the change in the date for the Democratic presidential poll to Saturday March 26, part of the Democrat’s precinct caucuses, was anything but routine, according to a very interesting analysis in a comment posted on the website, TalkLeft.com. … “Our state’s caucuses are also being held on a Saturday afternoon for the very […]

A Short History of Islam in Hawaii by Andrew Walden

A short history of Islam in Hawaii…. On the trail to Hawaii Islam Day: Saudi money, Libyan assassins, Palestinian Jihad, London bombers, Malaysian sodomy, and laughing Islamists Brookings: Muslims expel reformer from Manoa mosque, claim Arabs discovered Hawaii One stop from Baghdad: Saddam Hussein’s 1982 Honolulu attack FBI Warrant: Honolulu Muslim busted allegedly trying to […]

Zombie Pension paid to Dead Man for 20 years by Andrew Walden

Millions worth of taxpayer dollars have been shelled out in the form of payments and benefits to people who aren’t even alive, and few agencies are taking advantage of a low-to-no-cost system that could stop those over-payments sooner. From pensions to property tax exemptions, even parking placards, payments and benefits that should stop when someone […]

Clean Energy Fail: Hawaii CO2 Emissions Rise Since ’08 by Andrew Walden

Did you actually believe the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) was designed to reduce the state’s CO2 emissions? Sucker. With the Clean Energy Initiative directing energy policies, Hawaii electric rates have gone up sharply.  Now a report from the environmental group Ceres.org shows that Hawaii is one of the very few states where CO2 emissions […]

Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe’s Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters

Feds to License Windfarm off Waikiki Beach? by Henry Curtis, Ililani Media, May 15, 2015 (excerpts) Ocean-based floating wind-generation facilities have been proposed AW Hawaii Wind LLC. Each facility would consist of 51 floating eight megawatt (MW) turbines secured in place by anchors. The Oahu South Project would be located approximately 17 miles south of Diamond Head […]

Hawaii’s $205 Million Obamacare Exchange Implodes

by Alexander Hendrie, Americans for Tax Reform. Despite over $205 million in federal taxpayer funding, Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange website will soon shut down.  Since its implementation, the exchange has somehow failed to become financially viable because of lower than expected Obamacare enrollment figures. With the state legislature rejecting a $28 million bailout, the website will now be […]

Worst in Nation Hawaii Health Connector Looking for Another $28M by Andrew Walden

Good money after bad? Ranked last year as “worst in the nation,” with sign-up costs estimated at $56,819 per enrollee, the Hawaii Health Connector is begging Legislators for another $28 million.  The sales pitch?  A financial plan which openly states the Connector will lose money for another eight years. The Connector is set up as a State-mandated non-profit organization with […]

How Christmas Came to Hawaii

As presented by Hoku Paoa Stevenson at the Summer Palace: 1786 Captain George Dixon was a long way from home. He reflected briefly on the lot of a sailing man. The warm breeze which rocked the Queen Charlotte gently at anchor was pleasant enough, but he would have welcomed the December winds and the roaring fires […]

Islamic Gulen Cult Pours Money into Political Campaigns by Andrew Walden

For Mark Takai the campaign contributions are rolling in … from the secretive union-busting Turkish Gulen cult. When Reps. Rida Cabanilla and Mark Takai, took a free 2013 trip to the South Caucasian Republic of Azerbaijan together, the $8,000 gift raised eyebrows even in the fetid swamps of the Hawaii legislature. The Daily KOS called the […]

China Deploys Spy Ship Off The Coast Of Hawaii

Business Insider July 18, 2014 reports: The People’s Liberation Army Navy auxiliary general intelligence ship has been operating within the United States 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone around Hawaii, but not within the 12-nautical-mile territorial seas, said Capt. Darryn James, spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor…. China’s uninvited fifth ship — a Type 815 […]

Rough Seas for Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie’s Obamacare Exchange

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s ObamaCare Exchange Is Most Expensive In Nation News Release from Republican Governors Association May 20, 2014: “Bad news is piling up for Governor Abercrombie’s Hawaii Health Connector. A recent study found Hawaii’s ObamaCare exchange is the most expensive per capita in the country, costing 26 times the national average. Hawaii’s exchange has […]