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Hawaii County Councilman: Release Guantanamo detainees in Hawaii

Allegedly Naked Editor with Wings allegedly fabricated sources (endorsed twice by Advertiser!)

Short election campaign period gives well-known names an edge

Kobayashi could face a challenge from two others with name recognition: Matt Matsunaga, a former state senator and son of former U.S. Sen. Spark Matsunaga, and Heidi Bornhorst, daughter of former Councilwoman Marilyn Bornhorst.

"The rest of them are more or less active in their neighborhood and communities, but clearly aren't very well known," Milner said.

The 14 candidates who have filed to run in the special election to succeed Duke Bainum on the City Council:

» Heidi L. Bornhorst

» Michael Cain

» Wendell S.L. Ching

» Gladys Gerlich Hayes

» Nathaniel Kinney

» Ann H. Kobayashi

» Philmund "Phil" Lee

» Matt Matsunaga

» James Quimby

» Keolu Jacob Peralto

» Phillip "Rocky" Rockwell

» Butch Sims

» George "G.W." Waialeale

» Earl Winfree

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Advertiser: UPW overreaches with its bid for gag order

What part of the middle word in its own name does the Hawai'i division of United Public Workers not understand?

It is a union of public workers, paid with tax funds that the public has an interest in tracking.

And yet the officials of UPW here want to clamp down unreasonably on what the public hears about its negotiations with the state and county administrations over a new contract.

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Visitor arrivals fell 6.4 percent in May

Year-to-date 2009 arrivals by air totaled 2,611,452 visitors, 10.5 percent fewer compared to a year ago, according to the data released today by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.  The average daily spending was $167 per person, down from $181 per person for the first five months of 2008.

RELATED: Japanese visitors may soon be back

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Internet tax would bring in dollars

Gov. Linda Lingle has been offered two ways to capture those dollars. The one that would do least harm to Hawaii businesses would be to join other states that seek a uniform system to collect the taxes across state lines.

The alternative method would allow the state to partially collect general excise taxes from mainland companies on sales in Hawaii through Hawaii-based sales affiliates that are paid commissions for linking to the retailer. The method is modeled after a New York state law that is being challenged in court by and, which are appealing a lower-court ruling in favor of the state.

(Option three: Veto both)

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Back taxes trickle in from delinquent list

The state Department of Taxation said a second round of letters informing people and businesses their names would be listed as owing large taxes has yielded three of 20 taxpayers coming forward to settle with the state.

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Matson, unions extend talks to Friday

negotiations were extended into Friday after both sides made progress in negotiations, said Charles Khim, attorney for the unions.  However, Khim said last night, the expiration of the contract means the unions can still go on strike at any time.

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Campbell heir blaming CPB for losses

He's letting a Hawaii bank manage his assets.

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Kauai: Lingle not releasing Black Pot Park expansion funds

(Don't these Democrats ever get any new talking points?)

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