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Thursday, September 13, 2012
West Molokai Homeowners 98% Against Windfarm
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 7103 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Responses from WMA property owners are running over 98% opposed to the project, with less than 1% in favor. Two surveys last year across Molokai found opposition first at 93%, which then grew to 97%, with again only 1% in favor.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
SHOPO, Small Business Groups Endorse Rep George Fontaine
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 5852 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"Your knowledge and sensitivity to business issues were key factors in our endorsement process."

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Sunday, September 9, 2012
Final EIS for Kihei HS Released
By News Release @ 11:23 PM :: 7000 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"This is very encouraging news for the citizens of South Maui who have been requesting a high school in Kihei." -- Rep George Fontaine

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Saturday, September 8, 2012
Eight Candidates File to Run in Maui OHA Trustee Special Election
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 AM :: 11172 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Candidates have until September 7 to file....

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Friday, September 7, 2012
BIG WIND: PEIS Comments Due Oct. 9
By Video @ 5:10 PM :: 8213 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Comments to the new Programmatic Environment Impact Statement for Hawaii’s Clean Energy Program are due on October 9th. The newest IAM film explains the PEIS process and how to make your comments.... 

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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Does Hawaii Need An "Environmental Court?" - Doesn't It Already Have One?
By Robert Thomas @ 2:16 AM :: 8923 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Apparently, there is an effort to get the Judiciary or the Legislature to form another court with specialized jurisdiction....

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Sunday, August 19, 2012
‘Lodging Development’ Planned for Hana Ranch?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:39 AM :: 10283 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

“Bio-Logical Capital ensures … lodging development that … embraces the use of … building materials… and maintains the buildings….”

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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Windfarm Developer in Complex Deal to Buy Hana Ranch
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 8027 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Harrison Sheppard, head of Hana Ranch Partners’ executive committee… said that it “was a very complex transaction. It’s not technically correct to say the sale has been finalized.”

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Justice Kennedy: US Constitution is Part of Hawaii's Heritage
By Robert Thomas @ 9:34 PM :: 8510 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

One of the necessary beginning points is this principle: The Constitution of the United States, too, has become the heritage of all the citizens of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Na Wai Eha: Supreme Court Rules Against Water Commission
By Robert Thomas @ 9:22 PM :: 9793 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

When a Hawaii Supreme Court opinion starts off waxing poetic about "Na Wai Eha" you don't need to read the remaining 88 pages to know what the ineviatable result will be....

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Where's Mazie? Hirono Refuses to Debate Before Maui Chamber of Commerce
By News Release @ 8:01 PM :: 7645 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The invitation was extended to all of the major Primary candidates weeks in advance of Primary Election day, and was accepted promptly by Governor Linda Lingle....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Big Wind Loses Monopoly: Feds Open EIS to Alternatives
By Andrew Walden @ 5:26 PM :: 7485 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The PEIS will consider: “energy efficiency, distributed renewables, utility-scale renewables, alternative transportation fuels and modes, and electrical transmission and distribution.”

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9th Circuit Produces Maui Conference Financial Contracts
By News Release @ 5:48 PM :: 6081 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

The stated concern was not only the cost of the conference but that the itinerary was full of vacation activities (i.e. Zumba dancing), not plans to improve the administration of justice....

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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Featured on Glen Beck: Wallbuilders’ David Barton to speak at Maui, Oahu events
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 11675 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Family Forum is pleased to announce that David Barton, and his son Tim, will be speaking in Hawaii from August 8 - 10....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Act 183: First Injunctions Filed under New Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Law
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 8399 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Act 183, signed into law by Governor Neil Abercrombie on June 28, 2012, now makes violations of the Mortgage Rescue Fraud Prevention Act a class C felony with a mandatory $10,000 fine.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Akakū TV holding Election Correspondent Workshop
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 6298 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

With election season fast approaching, we’re asking you to contribute to our live coverage....

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Ellison Removes Pro-Wind Signs from Lanai
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 PM :: 7806 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Lingle Responds to Criticism of Maui Judicial Conference
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 11:23 PM :: 10111 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Lingle called on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to back off on their criticism of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to hold its conference on the Island of Maui ....

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Sunday, July 15, 2012
State Office of Planning Requests LUC Hearing on Kihei Mega Mall Project
By Selected News Articles @ 2:12 PM :: 7208 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

"It's apparent that a number of the conditions the LUC imposed when approving the switch to urban are not being enforced, and never have been," Fontaine said after the meeting....

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Cyber-Crime Bills Signed into Law
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 8154 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The bills were the result of the cyber crime informational briefing co-chaired by Representatives Kym Pine and George Fontaine in July, 2011.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rep Fontaine Thanks Gov Abercrombie for Signing “Move Over” Bill into Law
By News Release @ 10:45 PM :: 8036 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The new law comes in the wake of the tragic deaths of Honolulu police officers Eric Fontes, killed last September during a Farrington Highway traffic stop, and Garret Davis, killed this January while assisting a stalled motorist on the H-1....

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
EU: Smart Meters Allow 'Massive Collection of Personal Data'
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 10911 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

European Data Protection Supervisor warns 'massive collection of personal data' could be accessed without safeguards ....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Case, Lingle Set First Debate; Hirono Silent
By Ed Case @ 11:57 PM :: 8910 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Chamber's invitation is to the primary winners.  Congresswoman Mazie Hirono was also invited but has not accepted....

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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Takings: ICA Overturns Circuit Court in Leone v County of Maui
By Robert Thomas @ 1:51 PM :: 8190 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The trial court had determined the plaintiffs' regulatory takings claims were not ripe because they should have tried to change offending land use regulations which allegedly deprive their property of all economically beneficial uses.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
FULL TEXT: Application for PUC Approval of Ellison Lanai Buy
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 10266 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The ownership structure of Octopus Holdings, L.P. is as follows: ninety eight percent (98%) of the partnership interest is owned by the Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust and the remaining two percent (2%) is owned by Tentacle Corporation....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Judicial Selection Commission Appoints Cahill
By News Release @ 5:26 PM :: 8295 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Under Article VI, Section 3 of the Hawaiʻi State Constitution, the Commission was duty-bound to make an appointment after the Governor’s office failed to do so within 30 days....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Emergency Proclamation: Abercrombie Suspends Procurement Code, Environmental Regs for Maui Hwy Project
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 8159 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

... Completion of the project is expected to take one year....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Abercrombie Two Days Late With Judicial Nomination
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 9155 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Just remember: these are the professionals. Abercrombie fired all the amateurs last year....

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Supreme Court Hearing: The Next Big Hawaii Water Case
By Robert Thomas @ 4:15 PM :: 8760 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

In re `Iao Ground Water Management Area High-Level Source Water Use Permit Applications and Petition to Amend Interim Instream Flow Standards of Waihe`e River and Waiehu, `Iao, and Waikapu Streams Contested Case Hearing, No. SCAP-30603 ....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Ginai Live Concert at George Fontaine Campaign Kickoff
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 8557 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The dinner and concert will be held on Friday, June 8th at Mulligan’s on the Blue (100 Kaukahi St. Wailea, HI 96753) starting at 5:30pm.

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Maui Judicial Conference Threatened in Wake of GSA Scandal
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 11113 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

 More blowback from Dan Inouye's campaign supporter ....

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Friday, May 18, 2012
BP and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power announce plans to jointly develop Hawaii wind farm
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 7820 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy today announced plans to jointly develop the Auwahi Wind farm in Hawaii....

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Monday, May 14, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Voters' Guide to the Bizarre Rituals and Slippery Corridors of Hawaii Senate
By Video @ 12:42 PM :: 8122 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Kanohowailuku Helm reports about IAM's visit to the slippery corridors of the state Capitol, where four IAM delegates survived initiation into the bizarre rituals of Hawaii lawmaking....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hawaii Republican Convention This Weekend
By Nacia Blom @ 10:36 AM :: 13448 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Starting May 9th, the Leadership Institute will be returning to Hawaii with world-class campaign training for conservative candidates....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
VIDEO: Molokai Mocks Senators who vote 'With Reservations'
By Video @ 1:47 PM :: 8305 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The Bill passed 22-3. Out of 25 Senators, there were 10 who voted "yes, with reservations." Honorable Senators, what does that even mean?

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
SEC Report: ML&P on Verge of Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 7:18 PM :: 8675 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

The aforementioned circumstances raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern….

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As Final Vote Approaches, Molokai Launches Petition to Stop Big Cable
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 8197 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Governor Abercrombie, HECO and some House and Senate members are now finalizing legislation that would allow the project to fast-track without sufficient environmental analysis or public review....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
USCG Reviewing Molokai Harbor Safari Explorer Yacht Rules
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 5405 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

A U.S. Coast Guard temporary security zone to protect protesters from Hawaii's Safari Explorer yacht cruise is ending, and the USCG seeks input on how the rule may be improved....

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Hilarious Video: I Aloha Molokai Rips Civil Beat ‘Fact’ Check
By Video @ 3:11 PM :: 7316 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

VIDEO: Kanohowailuku Helm - Pane From Molokai

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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Utility Rejects "Expensive, High Risk" Undersea Power Cable Project
By News Release @ 1:33 PM :: 11006 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, National News, Ethics

"If there is an issue under water, you literally have to pull the whole cable up, and that's very expensive."

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Malulani Hospital seeks Mainland Partner
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 8280 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

We have spoken with two Oahu based hospitals and have not been able to come to an agreement with them at this time....

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Friday, April 13, 2012
Adrianne Heely Appointed Maui Judge
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 7299 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL
Heely is currently a deputy corporation counsel for the County of Maui. She was also a former deputy public defender on both Maui and Oahu and a litigation associate at the law firms of Ashford & Wriston, Hisaka Goto Yoshida Cosgrove & Ching, and the Law Offices of Frank K. Goto Jr....
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Friday, April 13, 2012
SB2341: Would Allow Overnight Accommodations on Maui Ag Land
By Video @ 7:51 PM :: 8738 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

DOA (Department of Agriculture) concerned that overnight accommodations would dramatically alter concept of agricultural tourism as originally intended and could cause agricultural tourism to be primary, rather than secondary, land use....

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Friday, April 13, 2012
Public Access TV Relegated to Digital Siberia
By News Release @ 1:47 PM :: 8852 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

On Wednesday, April 4, the naked truth behind this land grab was revealed at the State of Hawaii Cable Advisory Committee hearing in Oahu. The members, made up of appointees from each county, did not like what they saw. Let’s just call it, Oceanic Time Warner’s dirty little secret.... 

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Did Hawaii Geothermal Developer Benefit from Illegal Bailout?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:42 PM :: 13650 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Ormat is Hawaii’s leading geothermal developer.... But a US House committee report shows that Ormat benefitted from its close ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and profited from a potentially illegal $98.5M bailout of an Ormat geothermal project in Nevada.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Windfall: Documentary Nails a Corporate Scam
By Video @ 10:48 PM :: 10754 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Shown on Molokai March 14 and 15--will this must-see film come to your local theater?

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Friday, March 16, 2012
JSC Names Maui County Judicial Candidates
By News Release @ 9:53 PM :: 6587 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment
  • Michelle L. Drewyer
  • Kirstin Hamman
  • Adrianne N. Heely
  • Adriel C.S. Menor
  • Lloyd A. Poelman
  • Douglas J. Sameshima
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Molokai Cheers as US Senate Kills Windfarm Tax Credit
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 9667 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In a big victory for the people of Hawaii, our environment, and all American taxpayers, the U.S. Senate this week killed the Production Tax Credit for industrial wind factories ....

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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Maui Friends of the NRA to Host Meeting
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 6797 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL

MAUI Friends of NRA-- SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
HB2874: House Finance Votes to Freeze Community TV Funds
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 9321 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

With Testimony running 100 – 1 against House Bill 2874 which would freeze Community Television funding on all islands for five years – the House Finance Committee voted unanimously to PASS the bill with amendments ....

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