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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Rep. Kymberly Pine Pulls Papers to Run for City Council
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 7196 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 :: 6205 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 :: 5945 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 :: 8724 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 :: 6034 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 :: 10547 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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Thursday, April 26, 2012
City 'Error': Kahuku is #1 Landfill Site, not Ameron
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 5271 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Now Carlisle will be able to 'ride to the rescue' of the Windward Shore as well as 'saving' Kailua and Kaneohe when he renews Waimanalo Gulch. What a charade!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Planning Commission Set to Decide on 15-year Extension for Waimanalo Gulch Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 6:29 PM :: 5625 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

... the Planning Commission will render a decision on May 25, at 9:00 a.m. at the Mission Memorial Auditorium to either approve or deny the 15-year extension ....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Selection Committee Proposes Kailua Site for New Oahu Landfill
By Tom Berg @ 9:36 PM :: 5624 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...The Ameron Quarry in Kailua was chosen as the best site to house the next landfill. The next step is for the Mayor to agree . . . for he does have the power to not agree and pick another site....

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Ward, Slom, Marumoto Talk Story at Maunalua Bay
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 5816 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Rep. Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai – Kalama Valley) will host a "Talk Story" with constituents in his district at Maunalua Bay (next to the canoe halau) this Saturday April 21 from Noon to 2 p.m. Food will be provided....

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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Jobs? Hanabusa Votes Against Tax Cut for 97% of Hawaii’s Employers
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:41 PM :: 7194 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"I'm glad to see this small business bill pass the House, with the support of 18 Democrats, and disappointed that Congresswoman Hanabusa voted against it," stated Former Congressman Charles K. Djou....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Save Kakaako: Rally to Stop HB2819
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 7071 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Saturday, April 21 9AM at Kaka‘ako Gateway Park

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Barack Obama Sr Brought to America by Harry Belafonte
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 15255 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

U.S. and British officials were deeply suspicious of this outfit, observing that the AASF – though backed by singer (ands Communist Party member) Harry Belafonte and actor Sidney Poitier – had links to a Kenyan nationalist leader….

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
VIDEO: Mounds of Trash Left by Homeless at Keaau Beach Park
By Tom Berg @ 3:25 PM :: 5309 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Challenge to Democratic Party Bosses: Laura Thielen Launches State Senate Campaign
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 6147 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Voters have a legal right to choose who represents them,” Thielen said. “A small group in a Party cannot secretly and arbitrarily veto that choice. I am a member of the Democratic Party. Hawaii law allows me to run for public office as a democratic candidate.”

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Djou Outlines Strategy for Congressional Race
By Rep Charles Djou @ 8:11 PM :: 8115 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
The congressional district has improved significantly through redistricting with the addition of 10,000 new voters in Kapolei, an area that trends Republican and was the only state house district carried by Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona in 2010....
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Dalai Lama Slams Beijing for Burnings
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 10317 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Tibet's spiritual leader says China's 'totalitarian' policies sparked Tibetan self-immolations....

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Monday, April 16, 2012
Honolulu TEA Party Rally April 16
By News Release @ 10:30 AM :: 6989 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 4th annual Honolulu Tea Party Tax Rally will be held on Monday, April 16, from 4-7 p.m at the Hawaii State Capitol....

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Friday, April 13, 2012
Makers of Promotional Products Rally to Defense of Rail
By News Release @ 1:24 PM :: 6833 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In order for government agencies such as Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit Administration (HART) ... to be effective, they must first keep the lines of communications open to the citizens they serve.... Promotional products are an integral part of this process....

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Celebrate Israel Day Hawaii, May 20
By News Release @ 6:36 PM :: 5846 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Sunday, May 20th, 2012, at "Skygate Park," the festival grounds fronting the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building - Koko Head side of Honolulu Hale.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Abercrombie Signs Kakaako Over to OHA, HCDA Maintains Development Control
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 6316 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The lands are and will remain under the jurisdiction of the Hawai'i Community Development Authority (HCDA), and will continue to be subject to HCDA’s zoning and other land use conditions. The lands will be conveyed “as is,” “where is.”

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
HART CEO: Transparency Among Goals
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 3673 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“Transparency and a culture of openness are among my top goals,” Grabauskas said.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Carlisle Admin: Keep Waimanalo Gulch Open 15 More Years
By News Release @ 10:04 PM :: 4788 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mayor Carlisle's administration is arguing that the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill should continue operations for another 15 years. Read the hearing notice....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
$25M Kapolei Biofuel Refinery Produces 5 Barrels per Day
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 PM :: 7162 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

At present, the new biorefinery is expected to churn out five barrels a day...thanks to ... the $25-million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant that made the project possible....

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Yoshioka: Bus Service Cuts Have no Connection With Rail
By News Release @ 1:06 AM :: 5214 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

"This has no connection whatsoever with rail,” Yoshioka said.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Push Poll Audio: "Berg got so drunk ..."
By Audio @ 2:20 PM :: 6407 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Profitable non-profit boss Alex Santiago of PHOCUSED pulled papers on April 1. The negative against Santiago was a softball compared to the others, so draw your own conclusions....

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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Biofuel: Honeywell Hints at Tesoro Refinery Takeover
By Selected News Articles @ 12:14 AM :: 10620 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

We are left to guess the initial refining partner – though it is not difficult to surmise that Tesoro has been the test partner to date, and presumably would be the first to license and deploy the process....

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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Rep Kymberly Pine Running for Honolulu City Council
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 1:23 PM :: 7033 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Hawaii State Representative Kymberly Pine today announced her candidacy for the Honolulu City Council District 1 (Leeward Coast) ....

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Honolulu Community College Announces Final Three Candidates for Chancellor
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 6179 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment
  • Rafe Trickey
  • Edward T. Knudson
  • Erika L. Lacro
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Monday, April 2, 2012
ACLU: Hawaii Counties Among Few Requiring Warrant to Track Cell Phones
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 10166 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Only six agencies responded that in order to track cell phones, they must first get a warrant or have probable cause: County of Hawaii, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Wichita, Kan.; Lexington, Ky.; Lincoln, Neb.; and North Las Vegas, Nev....

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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Overworked Doctor Commits Suicide at Tripler
By Selected News Articles @ 1:57 PM :: 15996 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...he did not want to leave his medical colleagues at the hospital short-handed.  "He didn't eat (on shift), he didn't pee, he wasn't going to say 'I need to take an hour off to go to therapy,'" said Mrs. McCaddon....

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Friday, March 30, 2012
Honolulu Tea Party Rally, Monday April 16
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 6340 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Honolulu Tea Party Rally Event, April 16, 2012, Monday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm ....

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Rail Plaintiffs to FTA: We suspect that you are no longer shocked by the City’s deceptive practices
By Selected News Articles @ 3:23 PM :: 8040 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

When the wheels start coming off this project, as they undoubtedly will, we predict that many fingers will be pointing at your agency....

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Sunday, March 25, 2012
US House Report: Funding for Kahuku Windfarm is ‘Junk’, Industrial Solar Failing
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 PM :: 9168 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Kahuku is 3rd on this list of junk-grade US DoE loans and loan guarantees.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Rail Transit Jobs - Myths and Facts
By Video @ 3:37 AM :: 7693 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

in 2009, UHERO provided some rail jobs estimates that said employment will start with 300 jobs, and at the peak of construction, there may be 2,000 jobs, but at that time UHERO did not know that a $1.4 billion contract to build the rail cars would go to Ansaldo Breda in Italy....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Rebound Rumble: Robotics Meet to Bring 1000 Competitors to Honolulu
By News Release @ 12:56 PM :: 9425 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

More than 1,000 high-school students from around the world will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Banks, Brokerages to Reap Profits from Kawailoa Wind Project
By News Release @ 2:51 AM :: 6289 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Union Bank served as Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger. Other Joint Lead Arrangers include Bayern LB, Rabobank and Siemens Financial Services. CIBC and CoBank also participated in the financing.

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Monday, March 19, 2012
Honolulu Joins National Rally for Religious Freedom
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 9213 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, outside the Prince Kuhio Federal Building 300 Ala Moana Bl, Honolulu.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Feds Hit Rail over 'Lousy Practices of Public Manipulation'
By News Release @ 11:45 PM :: 9389 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Yoshioka’s statement in the Final EIS, “… traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today without rail …”

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
Shots Fired at Cayetano Banners Along Freeway
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 5507 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Djou: What I learned in Afghanistan
By Rep Charles Djou @ 3:47 PM :: 11067 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

After having served in Afghanistan, after serving with real American heroes, I know that the problems and issues facing our community and our country can be fixed through solid leadership and by each and every one of us coming together to do our small part. 

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Friday, March 16, 2012
Chief Justice Appoints Kawamura and Wong to District Court on Oahu
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 4797 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today appointed Shirley M. Kawamura and Paul B.K. Wong to the District Court of the First Circuit (Oahu).

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Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rail’s Broken Trust: Randy Roth Speaks
By Video @ 3:53 PM :: 6241 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

VIDEO: Kapolei Hale Rail Meeting, Feb 28, Prof Randall Roth Speaks

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Video: Pro-Rail Thugs Plan Disruption of Meeting
By Tom Berg @ 3:56 PM :: 8374 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Go-Rail-Go exhibited by their behavior at the rail town hall meetings was to not stay civil, but rather to just go into the meeting and give those respectable men that were here to help us and educate us- to just go and give them a hard time. See it here for yourself....

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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Race to The Bank: HSTA Gets 36.9% Raise, Threatens Suit to Block Accountability
By Selected News Articles @ 6:13 PM :: 9321 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Teachers who work for 12 months will receive a 36.9 percent differential....

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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Berg: Anti-Rail Meeting Hits a Nerve
By Tom Berg @ 7:24 PM :: 7436 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Stay tuned for some youtubes from the meeting that clearly had some pro-railers, the one's out to make a buck off this project that does not provide traffic relief ....

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Monday, February 27, 2012
Alternatives to Rail: Cato Institute, Local Leaders Speak Out
By News Release @ 10:10 AM :: 6258 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12
  • Mission Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kapolei Hale on Tuesday, February 28, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Proposed HART Chief Leaves Trail of Political Discord
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 PM :: 9865 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Grabauskas, a Romney appointee, was forced to resign in August 2009 after the Patrick administration publicly questioned his leadership ....

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Transportation Bill With Honolulu Rail Funds Postponed
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 8443 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

After catching flack from both fiscal conservatives and the transit lobby, House Speaker John Boehner has postponed consideration of a transportation bill.

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Friday, February 24, 2012
Caldwell: ‘I will Work Harder to be Transparent and Honest’
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 5420 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Mayor Carlisle talked about his record of being honest, transparent and fiscally responsible. But the truth is, he is none of these....

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