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Friday, June 29, 2012
Police Disperse Angry Crowd at Kapolei Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 10400 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Many gathered again in the parking lot as more police arrived and flaring tempers were separated by additional HPD officers ....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Charles Djou Advances to ‘Contender’
By News Release @ 12:37 PM :: 8475 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii Republican Candidate Takes Big Third Step to Achieving ‘Young Gun’ Status....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Berg Resolution Seeks End to Funding of 'Rail Propaganda'
By Tom Berg @ 11:02 PM :: 5863 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Berg introduced Resolution 12-160 to put a stop to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's frivolous expenditures that continue to promote rail....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
FULL TEXT: Final Motion for Summary Judgment in Rail Suit
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:54 PM :: 5518 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"We responded to every single one of the arguments in their 300-some pages of briefing."

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rail will use more energy than buses or autos
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:52 PM :: 5122 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...years ago rail was the low energy user and today it has morphed into being a relatively high energy user....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Illegal Vacation Rentals Behind Opposition to Haleiwa Inn?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 6138 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...pent up demand has been filled by black-market opportunism. About 450 multi-room country inns, including one with 41 beds the City cannot seem to shut down, have established themselves in residences outside the commercial districts....

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Rail: Designed to Fail
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 PM :: 9058 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The nation’s 52nd-largest urban area has only about 950,000 people, yet it is spending $5.3 billion, or more than $5,500 per resident, to build a single 20-mile rail line. That’s probably a greater cost per person than any rail system ever built....

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
VIDEO: Oahu Council District 1 Candidates Face Off
By Video @ 2:11 AM :: 5005 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Dan Boylan moderates a discussion among the candidates vying to represent Honolulu City Council District 1, which includes the Waianae Coast, Kapolei, Makakilo and parts of Ewa Beach

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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Honolulu Premiere: "Urbanized" - Designing Cities, Working Cities
By Robert Thomas @ 1:40 PM :: 6317 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Urbanized (Gary Hustwit 2012), Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m., at R&D, 691 Auahi Street, Honolulu....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Panos Schools Caldwell on Rail, BRT
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:28 PM :: 7598 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Dr. Prevedouros addresses questions posed by Candidate Caldwell....

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Planned Rail Extensions: $266,207 per rider
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 6223 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

CEO Grabauskas tells us that the cost of the planned extensions to UH, Waikiki and to Kapolei Town will bring the total to $9.03 billion .... 

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
HART's $3M Noise Machine
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 6378 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...the entire listing of HART people and companies on staff includes over $3M of "public involvement' and 'multimedia' contracts....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kalaeloa Renewable Energy Park: Community Leaders Demand EIS
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 7078 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The entire former MCAS Ewa was designated as National Register eligible during the BRAC transfer process and significant historic sites have already been discovered since the original BRAC 1999 surveys were done....

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Friday, June 15, 2012
Abercrombie Evicts Haleiwa Farmers Market, Blames Organizers
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 7270 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“I cannot believe this is happening at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, when all our vendors have already picked and prepared their products for the Sunday market."

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Oahu's Untapped Hydroelectric Resources
By Henry Curtis @ 2:21 PM :: 8372 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Oahu has several large, dammed reservoirs, all of which could provide continuous power ....

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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Pentagon Cuts Could Eliminate Commissaries, Exchanges
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 8658 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This plan would impact more than 164,000 military service members, retirees, and family members who live on Oahu.... Commissary shoppers in Hawaii save 50.7% with annual savings for a family of four of $7,360.

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Monday, June 11, 2012
Hawai`i Free Press Editor to be Interviewed on AM760
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 PM :: 4418 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Tuesday June 12 from 5pm to 6pm on business talk radio KGU--AM760....

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ansaldo Employee: Focus is Entirely on Gaining a Project, Not on Doing Anything Useful
By John Bond @ 2:56 PM :: 7526 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The emphasis seems to be to win the projects, instead of making money on the projects. Most projects start out from behind, almost assured of losing money. This leads the management to feel the need to cut engineering costs....

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Rail Plan Calls for 472,000 More Cars on Road
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 6087 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...the rail project would reduce daily car trips by 48,000, but it would be in the face of a 520,000 increase in daily car trips because of population growth....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Eric Marshall, Senate Dist 10 -- Last Candidate on the Ballot
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 6393 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Although the June the 5th candidate filing deadline has come and gone one last candidate has been added to the 2012 Election....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Deedy Case: Redacted Text of Motion for Dismissal
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 6440 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn in July will consider defense motion for dismissal of state charges against Federal Agent Christopher Deedy in the Waikiki APEC shooting of Kailua resident Kolin Elderts....

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Friday, June 8, 2012
Potential Buyers of HMC West to Participate in Leeward Job Fair
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:49 AM :: 6909 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Queen's Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health will be attending the Leeward Job and Career Fair. The hospitals hope to fill 450 job openings available at their current facilities....

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Larry Fenton Announces Senate Dist 11 Campaign as Republican
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 4906 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

District 11 now includes Manoa, Makiki, Tantalus, Papakolea, and Punchbowl.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Liz Larson Announces Hawaii State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 4:18 AM :: 7296 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

District 12 includes Waikiki, Ala Moana, Ward, Kaka’ako, parts of McCully, Moliili, and Makiki....

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Fires at Kahuku Windfarm Released 'Reactive' Particles, $2M Damage
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 10317 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Defective parts caused a devastating fire in a 2-month-old Hawaii wind farm that cost millions to repair, the energy company that ran the farm says in a Texas court.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Rail Suit Ruling May Contain 'Poison Pill'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:04 PM :: 7596 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

the court’s ruling may contain a "poison pill" as a result of one part of the Defendants’ pleadings....

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
DoJ Details Admissions of Criminal Pfluegers
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 8721 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Charles Alan Pflueger, owner of Pflueger Inc., Randall Kurata, the company’s chief financial officer, and Julie Kam, Pflueger’s executive assistant, pleaded guilty....

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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Mike Greco Announces State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 6887 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Greco, a 2004 graduate of the University of Hawaii Manoa, served as a Naval Aircrewman with the VP-4 Skinny Dragons at Marine Corps Base Hawaii....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
Kaleikini v Yoshioka: Rail Project in 'Grave' Danger
By Robert Thomas @ 1:23 AM :: 9588 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Hawaii Supreme Court just concluded oral arguments in Kaleikini v. Yoshioka and it does not look good for the City and the State....

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Thursday, May 24, 2012
National Trust for Historic Preservation Files Amicus Brief in Rail Suit
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 5301 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Section 4(f) contains a substantive prohibition on the construction of transportation projects requiring the "use" of historic sites, park and recreational areas ....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Oral Argument Preview: Can The Honolulu Rail EIS Be Segmented?
By Robert Thomas @ 3:01 PM :: 6036 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

That's the question the Hawaii Supreme Court will consider this Thursday, May 24, 2012, when it hears oral arguments in Kaleikini v. Yoshioka ....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Caldwell Goes Wobbly, Urges Review of Rail Proposal
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 5678 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Today I am calling for a modification to the contracting process for the design of the Phase IV/City Center stretch of the rail transit line.  I am asking that a review be done with community input to see where more appropriate design can be implemented, and more cost savings may be possible....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rep. Barbara Marumoto will not be running
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 6981 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Barbara Marumoto will not be running in the 2012 election....

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Honolulu Passes Los Angeles as Worst U.S. City for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:54 AM :: 5151 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Drivers in the city, the state of Hawaii’s largest, wasted an average of 58 hours stuck in traffic last year....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Most Important Historical Sites Remain in Rail Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 6930 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

...our most important sites Chinatown, Aloha Tower, Dillingham Building, Native Hawaiian burials, etc., all remain in play....

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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Djou: The Future of NATO
By Rep Charles Djou @ 10:00 PM :: 10470 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

As someone who has served both as a Member of Congress and as a soldier under NATO command in Afghanistan, I have a unique perspective on NATO’s role and future....

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Friday, May 18, 2012
Local Students Deploy Underwater Robots to Assess WW2 Shipwrecks
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 4829 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Twenty-four Hawaii elementary, middle, and high school teams are competing in the Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge Saturday....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Djou Campaign Kickoff Rally May 23
By News Release @ 3:11 PM :: 6324 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Almost two years ago today, we made history by winning a historic special election....

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Friday, May 11, 2012
Hawaii Republican Convention This Weekend
By Nacia Blom @ 10:36 AM :: 11180 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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Friday, May 11, 2012
Fading Chances for Rail Funding to Pass Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 6986 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For Honolulu, this means that the $250 million that the Obama Administration had set aside for our rail project will just disappear. It also means that New Starts Funding as a national program may also disappear....

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
City to Build More Transitional Housing for Homeless
By News Release @ 1:15 PM :: 5042 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...$3.5 million from the City’s Affordable Housing Fund to acquire and/or renovate an existing structure to provide transitional housing....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
Thielen: Landfill Cannot Legally be Located at Ameron
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 4912 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Rep Thielen notes the proximity of five schools, a hospital, and numerous residences, all within one mile of the proposed landfill site....

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Sunday, May 6, 2012
DoH Explains How Taxpayers Fund Gabbards’ Song and Dance Routine
By Andrew Walden @ 6:04 PM :: 6868 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A political watershed is formed when the benefits of incumbency flow down hill to a new generation....

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Full Text: Supreme Court Ruling Allows Waimanalo Gulch to Remain Open
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 5023 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

No surprise here.  This has always been the plan ....

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Rep. Kymberly Pine Pulls Papers to Run for City Council
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 7128 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Just a day after her last legislative day at the State Capitol, Representative Kymberly Pine will pull her papers today at 11:30 a.m. to run for the City Council District 1 seat....

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Monday, April 30, 2012
As Legislators Consider Mass Release of Hardened Criminals, Lawsuit Challenges Half-Way House Supervision
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 6138 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Robles, 18, was there as a condition of parole for the juvenile crimes of sex assault, theft and runaway charges, according to the complaint.  The family claims that the home failed to supervise the two boys despite house rules that required curfews and bed checks every 20 minutes on overnight shifts.

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Monday, April 30, 2012
Hawaii Christian Coalition Annual Prayer at the Capitol May 3
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 5872 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii Christian Coalition presents its annual Prayer at the Capitol May 3, Thursday 6:30-8:00pm State Capitol Auditorium....  

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
Honolulu Banquet Salutes Opening of Aloha Pregnancy Center Osaka
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 8634 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, World News, Family

They were welcomed by our vibrant MC, Miss Hawaii Lauren Cheape....

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Soldiers, Community restore Kaena Point
By News Release @ 11:15 PM :: 5973 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Soldiers from Schofield Barracks’ 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and other Army units, rolled up their sleeves ....

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Friday, April 27, 2012
US, Japan Reach $8.6B Deal on Transfer of 9,000 Okinawa Marines
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 10465 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie jumps the gun to claim credit for something that wasn't his doing ....

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